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J.J. Abrams Returns To Write And Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX' 09/12/2017 11:11 am ET Updated Sep 12, 2017 The return of the J.J. By Bill Bradley UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. ET — In addition to the director news, "Star Wars" announced that the premiere date for "Episode IX" will be Dec. 20, 2019. Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019. pic.twitter.com/rDBqmuHX89 — Star Wars (@starwars) September 12, 2017 The Force was with J.J. Abrams when he launched the new set of "Star Wars" films with "The Force Awakens," so now Disney is bringing him back. As Deadline reported on Tuesday, and according to a press release on StarWars.com, Abrams will return to write and direct "Star Wars: Episode IX." The statement reads: A post shared by Star Wars (@starwars) on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:28am PDT After Disney unexpectedly parted ways with former "Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow earlier this month, rumors that Rian Johnson, who is directing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," would take over surfaced. But Deadline reports that Johnson decided not to take the offer to direct. On Abrams' hiring, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said, "With 'The Force Awakens,' J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy." After what we saw in "Force Awakens," we're pretty excited about it, too. We just hope they call it "The Return of the J.J." There Were 2 Royal Moments You Might Have Missed At Biden's Inauguration Joe Biden Removed Trump's Diet Coke Button, Twitter Bubbled Up With Jokes Princess Charlene Defends New Buzzcut Hairstyle: 'It Was My Decision' Katy Perry Closes Out Biden's Inauguration Celebration With A Literal Bang 'Star Wars' Postage Stamps Entertainment Editor, HuffPost Movies Star Wars J.J. Abrams
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Pascal Pictures Movie Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) Vincent Gaine The balance between innovation and homage is a difficult one to strike. This is especially so when dealing with established and beloved properties. Spider-Man: No Way Home takes on the formidable task of balancing the demands of a standalone film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the wider presence of Spider-Man in cinema and popular… Movie Review: Little Women (2019) Howard Schumann Writer/director Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") puts a contemporary spin on Louisa May Alcott's nineteenth century classic novel in Little Women, now in its eight film version. Alcott's semi-autobiographical story about four sisters growing up in Concord, Massachusetts during and after the Civil War stands out for its warmth and celebration of family, its exquisite period… Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Floyd Smith III When Sony announced its plans for a theatrical release of an animated Spider-Man film, even hardcore fans of the web swinger may have considered it to be just another unwarranted adaptation. "Haven't we seen enough portrayals of Spider-Man?," those with comic-book movie fatigue asked, and yet in his seventh major solo theatrical release since 2002,… Movie Review: The Post (2017) If The Post was little more than a piece of agitprop beating the drums for the value of a free press in a democracy, it would more than justify its reason for being. The fact that it is so much more is a testament to the skills of director Steven Spielberg and the talents of… Movie Review: Molly's Game (2017) Joe Kotisso Since his screenwriting breakthrough with "A Few Good Men," Aaron Sorkin has crafted himself an illustrious Hollywood career, which includes a nomination for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for "Moneyball" and a win for the same for "The Social Network" as well as earning multiple Emmy awards for his work on the landmark TV series… Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) For many a superhero fan, whether in comic books, television or movie format, Spider-Man is likely to be a childhood favorite. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's creation of a nerdy teenager who acquires the abilities of a spider has struck nerves (or web strands) with multiple generations, as Peter Parker's struggles with his new powers… Movie Trailer #2: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The second official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has landed and while it still doesn't spoil any plot points, it does offer up more of a taste of the action to come. Peter Parker (Tom Holland), still coming to terms with his place in the superhero hierarchy, tiptoes between doing what he feels he has to… Movie Review: The Skin I Live In (2011) Movie Review: Stan & Ollie (2018) <\/iframe><\/div>"); } })(); var ABDSettings = { cssSelectors: '', enableIframe: "yes", enableDiv: "yes", enableJsFile: "yes", statsAjaxNonce: "8a6eb3a88b", ajaxUrl: "https://thecriticalcritics.com/review/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php" } // Make sure ABDSettings.cssSelectors is an array... might be a string if(typeof ABDSettings.cssSelectors == 'string') { ABDSettings.cssSelectors = [ABDSettings.cssSelectors]; }
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Lej Assassination Tango hos Itunes for 39 kr. John J. (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela (Luciana Pedraza), a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.
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CBA legal challenge heads to B.C. Court of Appeal By David Weir|June 26th, 2020|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement| The construction industry partners challenging B.C.'s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) will be in court July 16 and 17 to appeal the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that stalled the judicial review last February. The B.C. Court of Appeal will be asked to overturn Supreme Court Justice Christopher Giaschi's decision striking portions of the petition for [...] CBA update – BCIB publishes updated FAQ By David Weir|March 2nd, 2020|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News| Contractors wanting to understand how B.C.'s Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) will be applied may find the answers they need in an updated Contractor & Subcontractor Q and A document produced by B.C. Infrastructure Benefits Inc. (BCIB). The updated Q&A, which was posted recently to a redesigned BCIB website, provides answers to several questions VRCA [...] VRCA attends rally demanding government stops the CBA roll-out By David Weir|November 22nd, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News| The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) joined industry representatives and progressive labour unions at the B.C. legislature on November 19 to demand the provincial government stop the roll-out of its prescriptive and regressive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), introduced in July 2018. "Our industry is deeply offended at the lack of industry engagement that took [...] Community Benefits Agreement and regional advocacy the focus at November Division meetings By David Weir|October 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, General Contractors, Manufacturers & Suppliers, Trade Contractors| The provincial government policy requiring key infrastructure projects to be built using the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) framework continues to be one of the top issues worrying B.C.'s construction industry. Join us at Division meetings in November to get an update on: The legal challenge to the CBA brought by VRCA and its industry [...] Separating fact from fake on the B.C government's infrastructure deal By David Weir|January 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News| Do you support forcing the Canucks to play with half of their own players while having the other half assigned to them at game time? We suspect few would agree to such a proposal, yet that's exactly what the B.C. Government is asking construction companies to do under its Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). Paul [...] BCCA shares BCIB's responses regarding the Community Benefits Agreement By David Weir|November 19th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement| There are many questions about the Community Benefits Agreement that can't be answered by reading the agreement itself. Some, but not all, of the questions were answered during a recent meeting between the B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) and BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB). Based on member feedback at the Oct. 17 Division meeting, VRCA compiled [...] Who really benefits from community benefits agreements? By David Weir|October 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, Events, In The News| VRCA and Mierau Contractors Ltd. are co-sponsoring the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce November luncheon Nov. 1. The topic is: "Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?" The guest speaker will be Ken Baerg, executive director of Canada Works. Baerg is a seasoned labour relations strategist and practitioner who is passionate about supporting sustainable and [...] VRCA launches advocacy section on its website By David Weir|October 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News| As British Columbia's oldest and largest regional construction association, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) represents the general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and various professional services providers who operate in the industrial, commercial and institutional construction industry in the Lower Mainland. As such, VRCA publicly takes positions and speaks out on business issues [...] Community Benefits Town Hall Meeting By Fiona Famulak|September 17th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News| Dear member, Please join us for an important members-only town hall meeting to discuss industry's response to the new Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) that: forces construction workers to join and pay dues to the Building Trades Unions as a condition of working on certain public construction projects where the CBA will be used, which [...] BCCA launches letter campaign to fight Community Benefits Agreement By David Weir|August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News| The BC Construction Association (BCCA), on behalf of the four regional construction associations, has launched a letter-writing campaign against the Community Benefits Agreement for key infrastructure projects in B.C. Trades people and owners of construction companies are encouraged to sign a pre-drafted letter that will be sent to B.C. Premier John Horgan explaining why [...]
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the andreas [dot] humm unifr [dot] ch (program coordinator) to receive information about the Joint Master's program. Holders of a Bachelor's degree in computer science from a University of Applied Sciences (with, in principle, a grade average of at least 5.0 in their Bachelor studies), or holders of a different type of University degree (in particular holders of a bachelor degree with a minor in computer science) can also submit an application to the matriculation services for consideration for admission. In such cases, the applications are considered on a case by case basis and the branch committee may require the applicant to earn additional ECTS credits (a maximum of 60) from courses at the Bachelor's level in a so-called "complement to the master program". The goal of the complement to the master program is to complete the knowledge and skills of the previous studies to be prepared to the master program. The complement to the master program is usually composed by courses at the Bachelor's level in computer science and/or mathematics. The total number of credits that have to be earned in the complement to the master program and the exact list of courses (individual study plan) are defined by the branch committee on a case by case basis at the moment of treating the request for admission of the candidate. These credits can be acquired in parallel to the master studies but before starting the master thesis. Since courses are mainly taught in English, sometimes also in French or German, knowledge of English is required; knowledge of French or German is a plus. Independent which home university a student chooses, an admission request (from an academic point of view) is only treated once by the same competent authority, the branch committee. These deadlines do not apply for students who are already registered for a program at one of the BeNeFri universities.
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A Tribute to Late Professor Mahlagha Ghorbanli This edition of IJPP celebrates ten years of steady publication of Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology. The story of IJPP is that of a journey that started from a local forum where the researchers and scholars mainly from the Islamic Azad University could share findings of their studies, gradually developing into an international peer-reviewed journal indexed by Islamic World Science Citation Center (https://isc.gov.ir/en) and SCImago Journal & Country Rank (www.scimagojr.com). We heartily appreciate numerous authors, both local and international, whose contributions have led us reach this far and look forward to more original research reports to move even further. This edition is dedicated to late Mahlagha Ghorbanli, the emerita full professor of plant physiology in Kharazmi University, the first institution for teacher education in Iran. With her broad range of expertise and comprehensive knowledge of various research avenues in the field of plant physiology combined with a warm, caring, and supportive personality, professor Ghorbanli was the first Editor-in-Chief of IJPP, a prominent figure who was able to lead the editorial board of IJPP through the challenges inherent in starting a scientific journal. We owe much of what we have achieved to her scholarship and visions. May her soul rest in peace! Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology (2020). A Tribute to Late Professor Mahlagha Ghorbanli. Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology, 11(1), -. . "A Tribute to Late Professor Mahlagha Ghorbanli". Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology, 11, 1, 2020, -. (2020). 'A Tribute to Late Professor Mahlagha Ghorbanli', Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology, 11(1), pp. -. A Tribute to Late Professor Mahlagha Ghorbanli. Iranian Journal of Plant Physiology, 2020; 11(1): -.
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Mass. Medical, Dental Societies call for professional judgment in pain control Susan Spencer TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Dental Society representatives say they're concerned about the misuse of prescribed medications, but also call for regulatory balance that allows prescribers to use their professional judgment to provide care that's best for patients. "One of the unintended consequences is where you're so regulated, you're afraid to prescribe and people won't get the pain medication they need," said Dr. Ronald W. Dunlap, a cardiologist and president of the Medical Society. "We all have different pain thresholds. Some people have terrible pain." Dr. Dunlap said the Medical Society was working with regulators to make the state Department of Public Health's Prescription Monitoring Program, a database of controlled substance prescriptions, less burdensome to use. He also said pharmacy chains have extensive databases that could be used with DPH's data to identify providers who prescribe a large number of opioids. Dr. Thomas Trowbridge, an oral surgeon in Lowell and a trustee of the Dental Society, said, "It's in our interest to promote the patient's appropriate amount of pain control." He said adequately controlling pain hastens the healing process and helps patients get back to work or school. The amount of medication needed varies by the weight and age of the patient, the procedure performed and other factors. Dr. Trowbridge said that anecdotes about young people receiving large Vicodin or Percocet prescriptions after having their wisdom teeth removed needed to be taken in context. "Often times it will be the first time for surgery where they've had to have pain control," Dr. Trowbridge said. But also, many people who don't share their anecdotes have wisdom teeth removed without notable post-surgery prescriptions, large or small. "If we give them too few, it's been harder to call in more prescriptions," Dr. Trowbridge said, particularly for Schedule II drugs including Percocet and OxyContin, which in Massachusetts cannot be phoned in to the pharmacy. "It's always good to have enough medicine ahead of time and prepare them for recovery."
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The new U.S. National Defense Strategy: A "good deal" for the Military-Industrial Complex Feb 9th, 2018 + In this article:defense, Military Strategy, Politics, society, United States, War On January 19, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis presented in Washington the declassified version of the United States' National Defense Strategy. In his speech, he made clear the militaristic approach that will be maintained in coming years: "This strategy expands our competitive space, prioritizes preparedness for war." According to Mattis, the fight against terrorism will continue, "but Great Power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of U.S. national security," which means a readjustment of the approach since the attacks of September 11, 2001. In line with the National Security Strategy of December 2017, Russia and China are identified as the main threats to the U.S. On a second level, are the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Iran, and the most dangerous non-state actor is identified as the Islamic State. The document notes, "The 2018 National Defense Strategy underpins our planned fiscal year 2019-2023 budgets, accelerating our modernization programs and devoting additional resources in a sustained effort to solidify our competitive advantage." In this sense, the U.S. will prioritize nuclear modernization, and investments in cyber and missile defense. This the first time, in more than 15 years, that the U.S. has explicitly stated its interest in increasing military spending to maintain superiority over Russia and China, and consolidate its global hegemony. During this period, international terrorism served as the pretext for the strengthening of U.S. military forces, since after the fall of the Soviet Union and the socialist camp, the supposed threat that led the United States to exponentially increase its military budget after WWII, to the benefit of influential corporations, disappeared. The language used recalls the Cold War era East-West conflict. The greatest exponent of the arms race was President Ronald Reagan, who in 1983 publicly launched the Strategic Defense Initiative, in which the scientific community was asked to develop a missile defense system to guarantee the protection of U.S. territory against a nuclear attack. It was also known as "Star Wars," like the famous film of the time. As was shown that on that occasion, the only winner was "the Military-Industrial Complex." The current Strategy also reaffirms that the use of force will be applied as a foreign policy principle: "Reinforcing America's traditional tools of diplomacy, the Department provides military options to ensure the President and our diplomats negotiate from a position of strength." In addition, it is noted that states are the main actors on the global scene, but that non-state actors, such as terrorists, transnational criminal organizations, and hackers, "also threaten the security environment with increasingly sophisticated capabilities." The document emphasizes that the new strategy "articulates our strategy to compete, deter, and win" in this increasingly complex environment, stressing, "The costs of not implementing this strategy are clear. Failure to meet our defense objectives will result in decreasing U.S. global influence, eroding cohesion among allies and partners, and reduced access to markets that will contribute to a decline in our prosperity and standard of living." It is noted: "A long-term strategic competition requires the seamless integration of multiple elements of national power – diplomacy, information, economics, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and military," continuing: "More than any other nation, America can expand the competitive space, seizing the initiative to challenge our competitors where we possess advantages and they lack strength." At the same time, it is claimed the U.S. "is open to opportunities for cooperation but from a position of strength and based on our national interests." Latin America and the Caribbean are mentioned only twice, referring to the Western Hemisphere, and unlike the Strategy of December 2017, no specific country of the region is mentioned. The objectives of the Strategy include "maintaining favorable regional balances of power in the Indo-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Western Hemisphere." As outlined, the U.S. will deepen its relations with Latin American and Caribbean countries that "contribute military capabilities to shared regional and global security challenges." The document also notes, "The U.S. derives immense benefit from a stable, peaceful hemisphere that reduces security threats to the homeland." Although not recognized in the Strategy, it is worth mentioning that Latin America and the Caribbean is the most densely populated area in the world, and that more than half a century ago, it was declared a nuclear-weapon-free zone, through the Treaty of Tlatelolco. Last month marked four years since the 33 member countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), meeting at their Second Summit, in Havana January 28-29, 2014, declared "Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace." This is the "civilized" world of the 21st century – some proclaim peace while others enact war. The Pentagon has revealed it is committed to building "a more lethal force," in clear defiance of international peace, and to justify its 700 billion dollar military budget for 2018. The Strategy defends President Donald Trump's nationalist electoral platform of "America first," which combines diplomatic isolationism and economic protectionism, with military reinforcement and the denial of the threat of climate change. A "novel" formula to try to maintain global hegemony, and another "good deal" for the Military-Industrial Complex. 2016 NATO spending by country with percentage of total In millions of dollars U.S. 72.36% – $664.058 UK 6.5% – $60.347 France 4.7% – $43.620 Germany 4.4% – $40.663 Italy 2.3% – $21.878 Canada 1.6% – $15.395 Turkey 1.2% – $11.573 Spain 1.2% – $11.064 Others 5.4% – $49.698
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Reader reviews and comments on Academy Street, plus links to write your own review. Academy Street is the first novel by Irish author, Mary Costello. It chronicles the life of Teresa Lohan, from her youth in rural Ireland in the 1940s through her time in New York and her return to Ireland in her sixties. Tess is seemingly unremarkable, both as a child and an adult: a shy, sensitive child; a woman with an essential loneliness ("It seemed at times that she was marooned on an island, a moat of water, wide and black, separating her from all human love."); a mother who feels she could have done better. Nonetheless, Costello's exquisite prose conveys this life with such emotion, such care, that the reader cannot help but be moved. Costello paints her character so vividly, so completely, that the reader can identify with Tess, her feelings ("…the mark of all anxiety: the acute awareness of the endless possibilities that can simultaneously imperil and enhance us, and all that might be lost or gained."), her ideas ("It Ireland seemed to her now to be a place without dreams, or where dreaming was prohibited. Here, life could be lived at a higher, truer pitch. Though her own was a timid life, there was, since Theo's birth, a yearning towards motion and spirit and vitality."), her reactions ("She thought of the water that had lain quietly calm, each tiny drop, each molecule, restful, suddenly wrenched, catapulted through a metal rotary, tossed back out into the turbulent current, reeling, confounded, changed."). In both style and content, this novel is reminiscent of Sebastian Barry's work, in particular, "On Canaan's Side". A remarkable debut novel.
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I love the sounds of Jerusalem. The voices, noises, and music all tell stories that are unparalleled in the Jewish world – and perhaps in the world at large. One I find so compelling is that of my story and the story of the "other," which I hear simultaneously. There a variety of others in Jerusalem – Arabic, Russian, Amharic, Yiddish, and Hebrew – and over the course of a week, I can listen and hear these voices and countless more. It is one of the incredible characteristics of our city. Join me on a brief tour of some of the other voices I am so fortunate to hear regularly in Jerusalem. Saruat shared her voice honestly and directly, telling us she came to Hebrew University intent on learning, but determined never to interact with Jewish Israelis. It was a harsh message. Hearing about the challenges she faces as a person without a country was painful, too. But, we were inspired by the story of the journey that led Saruat to seek out interactions with Jewish Israelis. At URJ Heller High, we make sure students have ample opportunities to hear voices of others whom they may not otherwise encounter. When they learn about contemporary Jewry, they meet an ultra-Orthodox couple (and representatives of other streams of Judaism). The encounter may be the only time students have the chance to listen to Haredi Jews talk about what they believe and represent, and how they are different from other Jews we may know. It's important for students – and all of us – to listen with an open mind to people who express theological, philosophical, and practical opinions that are completely foreign to them and often contradict their own deeply held beliefs. Almost every semester, our ultra-Orthodox guests stay well past the allotted time to answer students' many questions. Erev Shabbat, Friday night, at the Western Wall (the Kotel) is the time and place to hear your own voice and those of others at the same time. Two weeks ago, we were at the egalitarian Kotel for the first Kabbalat Shabbat service of the semester. Just as we started our service, the muezzin (Muslim prayer leader) started chanting the call to prayer over the loudspeakers of the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, and the Middle Eastern music echoed throughout the Kotel plaza. At the same time, a group of yeshiva students began their Kabbalat Shabbat prayers which rebounded off the Kotel and into the area where we were seated. From over the wall, we heard prayers of the multitude of minyanim (prayer groups) at the "classic" Kotel floating heavenward. Although there were no church bells ringing in the mix, you could easily imagine them joining in on the chorus of prayerful sounds. Sitting at the egalitarian Kotel, I asked the students to listen and take in the divine sounds of erev Shabbat at the Kotel. After listening, we added our own voices to the Friday night symphony that is the Kotel. The Hebrew word "sh'ma" and its variants appear 303 times in the Torah. That one word appears so many times demands our attention. In a world in which truly listening to the other is quickly becoming a lost art, the Torah reminds us of the supreme importance of this act. Throughout the semester, our students have ample opportunities to cultivate this skill – in class with peers, in the dining hall with kibbutzniks, during mifgashim (get togethers) with Israeli high school peers, and during presentations by people who live extremely different lives than they do, including a former teacher who is now a settler and a Palestinian student who lives in East Jerusalem. Hearing and listening to these varied sounds and voices of Jerusalem and Israel – and finding value in both those that are familiar and those that are "other" – give students their own incredible stories to tell when they return home at the end of the semester. Rabbi Loren Sykes lives in Jerusalem, Israel, where he is the principal of URJ Heller High.
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When you have an event, and you are expecting a lot of people example for a wedding then you will need a corporate catering company that will help you by ensuring that your guests leave the place when they have enjoyed the food. The food and drinks that are always in ceremonies are of importance because the people attending the party will not have to leave early as they will be sorted out in the right manner. The corporate catering company will be able to attain that if they are experienced, and they can know the amount to be serving in case they notice the amount of food and the number of people are not adding up. If you have no idea of where to find corporate catering company then you can ask around from people or companies where they get their caterers from. You will have saved yourself some time and energy. When you search online, you will get a lot of information about different corporate catering companies. The following are some of the things that you should be added when searching for a corporate catering company. It should be one made of a team that is experienced. The right one to choose is the one that is well experienced as you will be at peace with them. The corporate catering company should be one that takes hygiene seriously because if they mess, then they will have messed up a big congregation. It should be an independent corporate catering company that has their things. That will make them seem focused on what they are doing. They should also have excellent communication skills so that they can relate well with the people in the event. It should be a caring catering team that provides that everyone has been served. That is the best way to go about it because that is how people will end up like their services. The corporate catering company should have an idea of how surprises go about. They can come up with their way of surprising the guests. It difficult to get such a company but they are there. It should be known by a lot of people around the city. You will be able to know that once you interview a few people around the area. You can as well ask the people who have worked with them as they will tell you according to their view. It will be better when you go to the one that a friend has advised you because they might have had an experience with it. That is because of the excellent job they do once they have been asked to make a meal and serve the guests. The corporate catering company must be providing quality services.
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Karen Napier, Director While studying dance, Karen grew weary of seeing Christianity removed from the art, and vowed to provide a place where Christian dancers could study classical ballet and other dance arts in a God-glorifying manner. This became the Audience of One dance studio. Our mission is to always dance in God's honor, whether in our studio classroom or a national ballet competition. Mrs. Karen reared her daughters in a dancing home, and it is a joy to have them now teaching for her, in this family dance ministry. Monica Halvorson Monica is a proud graduate of Florida State University. She has been on staff with us for 12 years and is known throughout the dance community for her creative contemporary and jazz pieces. Her students have received numerous top awards at regional and national dance competitions, and she is often complimented by dance judges for thinking "outside of the box". Monica works with our upper elementary, high school and college dancers and enjoys fine tuning their technique to create a versatile, well-rounded dancer. Her goal is to inspire her students to express themselves through their movement, and to be a positive role model for each student. Monica teaches elementary jazz & acrobats, as well as advanced tap, jazz and contemporary. Roxanne Rich Roxanne has been taking dance since she was 2 years old and has been an instructor with Audience of One dance since she was 16. She received her dance training from our studio and is known for her talents as a dancer and choreographer. Roxanne is also a principal dancer of the Redeemer Dance Company as well as a professional aerialist. Her goal is that her passion for dance will be contagious and continue in her students. Roxanne is a proud FSU graduate and is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Roxanne teaches advanced hip hop and our stretch and condition class. Laura Odom Laura is 24 years old and a Panama City native. She holds her Associate of Science degree from Gulf Coast State College and is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Laura has been dancing since 2000 and has been teaching for Audience of One since 2013. She has trained heavily in classical ballet and continues her dance education yearly. Laura regularly attends technique classes and often participates in Alabama Dance Theatre's summer dance intensive under the instruction of American Ballet Theatre's former prima ballerina Shawn Black. Although Laura's first love is ballet, she equally enjoys contemporary and jazz. She desires for all of her students to build a solid foundation of good technique, and hopes that her classes will be a space for each dancer to express their unique artistic voice through movement. Alex has been dancing since she was 2 years old and trained with Audience of One since 2015. She co-leads the dance team at High Praise Worship Center and continues to train and take dance classes to further build her dancing abilities & technique. Her goal is to share her love and passion for dance with her students, to help them step out of their comfort zones, to develop the gifts God has given them, and to excel as dancers. Emily French Emily began dancing at the age of 5. She has trained in various styles from ballet to hip hop but has a strong passion for contemporary. During the years she danced competitively, Emily won numerous top awards for both on and off stage. She attends classes regularly to stay fresh on new choreography and styles. Emily is also a RaDanceCrew member where she assists teachers and choreographers at workshop classes. Her hearts cry is to pour into others what she has learned over the years and to help develop the gifts and talents of her students that God has given them. Jamiah Robison Jamiah has been dancing since she was 6 years old, and has been training at Audience of One for many years. She has competed with AO1, NBH Dance Team, & UDA, and received platinum as well as various other awards. She currently coaches the North Bay Haven Dance Team, as well as teaches for Audience of One. Her favorite dance styles are Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary, and she continues to further her dancing abilities and technique in all aspects of dance. As a dance teacher, her desire is for her students to be challenged, grow their abilities, recognize their gifts, & share their passion for dance with others! She is looking forward to a great year of teaching more outstanding students! Lauren Kolmetz Lauren is a Panama City native with a BA in Theatre from the University of South Florida. She is currently a dance adjunct at Gulf Coast State College. TV and Film credits include Law & Order, Hope & Faith, Third Watch, The Stepford Wives and The Producers. Choreography credits include Forum, Cabaret, Guys & Dolls, Into the Woods, and Annie. Lauren is the Artistic Director of Redeemer Dance Company. Recent projects include teaching for Emerald Coast Theatre Company, board member of Global Arts Society and traveling with Project Dance.
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Santander extends shared parental leave to grandparents Santander, which employs around 600 people in Glasgow, has been judged one of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2016-17. The prestigious rankings, now in their eighteenth year, are based on research among more than 18,300 final year students who left university this year. The students are asked which employers they feel offer the best opportunities for graduates, with the feedback used to compile the top 100 list. Santander is the highest newcomer to the awards, and the Bank of England is the biggest climber. Iain Gallagher, Emerging Talent Senior Manager at Santander, said: "We're delighted to be included in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and even more so because it's feedback directly from the graduates themselves. It's really important for us to appeal to young talent from all walks of life, so it's great that we've been rated so highly by UK graduates." Scott Reeves, Graduate Relationship Manager, joined Santander in Glasgow having graduated from University of Edinburgh this summer. He said: "I'm seeing first-hand the opportunities Santander offers graduates and these drew me to the bank in the first instance. There is a wide variety of career paths open to people joining the bank and Santander's commitment to ensuring you develop throughout your career means there are lots of opportunities as you progress." The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers has been compiled from research with 18,353 final year students who left university in the summer of 2016 and is published as a full-colour hard-backed book. 60,000 copies are distributed free-of-charge to undergraduates through local careers services at fifty leading universities. Sarah Webster at Santander Tel: 020 7756 5533 Mob: 07568112529 The press office operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Outside of these hours please call 0800 5877708. Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 30 June 2016, the bank serves around 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 847 branches (which includes 58 university branches) and 69 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK. Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a meaningful market share in 10 core countries in Europe and the Americas. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and among the top banks on a global basis. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.52 trillion in managed funds, 12,500 branches and 190,000 employees at the close of June 2016. In the first half of 2016, Santander made underlying profit of EUR 3,280 million.
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La corrispondenza é um filme italiano dos géneros drama romântico e suspense, realizado e escrito por Giuseppe Tornatore e protagonizado por Jeremy Irons e Olga Kurylenko. A banda sonora foi composta por Ennio Morricone. Estreou-se na Itália a 14 de janeiro de 2016, em Portugal a 19 de maio e em Angola a 20 de maio do mesmo ano. Elenco Jeremy Irons como Ed Phoerum Olga Kurylenko como Amy Ryan Shauna Macdonald como Victoria Simon Anthony Johns como Jason James Warren como Rick Oscar Sanders como Nicholas Rod Glenn como Grip Ian Cairns como George Florian Schwienbacher como Tommy Sammy Moreno como Alejandro Darren Whitfield como guarda Simon Meacock como artista Anna Savva Reconhecimentos Filmes ambientados em Edimburgo Filmes de drama romântico da Itália Filmes de drama romântico da década de 2010 Filmes de suspense da Itália Filmes de suspense da década de 2010 Filmes dirigidos por Giuseppe Tornatore Filmes em língua inglesa Filmes da Itália de 2016 Filmes ambientados na Sicília Filmes gravados em Edimburgo Filmes gravados na Inglaterra Filmes com trilha sonora de Ennio Morricone
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House Votes to Condemn Trump's 'Racist' Comments Latest Stories, 1 Dead, 8 Hurt in Colorado School Shooting; 2 in Custody Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody with no injuries, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the pair walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch and began shooting students in two classrooms. Within minutes, deputies at a nearby sheriff's department substation entered the school and arrested the two suspects after a struggle. "As officers were arriving at the school, they could still hear gunshots," Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said. Authorities did not release the name of the student who died, but said it was an 18-year-old man. "I have to believe that the quick response of the officers that got inside that school helped save lives," Spurlock said. He did not identify the suspects, but said they are an adult and a minor who were not previously known to authorities. Authorities planned to search their homes and a vehicle at the school, he said. The shooting comes nearly three weeks after neighboring Littleton marked the grim 20th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre that killed 13 people. The two schools are separated by about 7 miles (11 kilometers) in adjacent communities south of Denver. It also comes exactly a week after a gunman killed two students and wounded four at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The STEM School Highlands Ranch is a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Witness accounts Student Christian Paulson told television station KMGH that he was in study hall when he saw kids running and shouting, "School shooter!" "And I'm like, what? Is this real or fake? And then I just went after them," Christian Paulson said. "And apparently, this is all real. And I tried to run with my life, but I'm out of breath." Rocco DeChalk, who lives near the school, told television station KUSA that he saw so many students running past his house that at first he thought it was a gym class. He went outside and saw a teenage boy who had been shot in the back being helped by a teacher and another student. They brought the boy into his kitchen and alerted a police officer, who sent for an ambulance. "He made a comment, 'Oh, I'm starting to feel it now,'" DeChalk said. "I told him that was probably the adrenaline kicking in and he was going into shock." Three area hospitals reported treating eight people in connection with the attack. Two were listed in serious condition, two were listed as stable, one was in good condition and three were released. Evacuating students Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles from multiple agencies were at the school, and medical helicopters landed on a grassy field. The sheriff's office directed parents to a nearby recreational center to pick up their children. A fleet of school buses arrived and dropped off students, some of whom were crying and holding hands with their classmates as they were helped off. An ambulance also pulled up and let out a half-dozen children, none of whom appeared to be physically injured. "We know this is a very worrisome situation for parents," Nicholson-Kluth said. "Relatives are worried, and we are trying to get them back together as soon as possible." Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement that he was making state public-safety resources available to help secure the site and evacuate students. "The heart of all Colorado is with the victims and their families," he said. Democratic Rep. Jason Crow, a gun-control supporter whose congressional district includes STEM, said the gun violence cannot continue. "It is not enough to send thoughts and prayers. It is empty. It is weak, and it does an injustice to our children who are on the front lines of this violence," he said. Credit : Voice of America (VOA) From developing a stutter and anxiety. Phil Mickelson received a crystal award. Four Republicans joined every Democrat in. A capsule look at 10 top. China's golden run at the world.
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Spin or Whoppers? Over the last decade, the media have become obsessed with 'spin'. It's rare to pick up a newspaper without some reference to it. We have satirical programmes about it. But, I'm not sure there is any more of it today than when Bernard Ingham span for Margaret Thatcher, although it's probably more professionally done nowadays. We shouldn't be surprised by 'spin', for it is simply 'putting the best gloss on your story'. Surely nobody expects that anyone, whose reputation is in the public arena, would deliberately go out to 'put the worst gloss' on what they want to say? But there is a big difference between 'spin' and 'telling whoppers'. I only wish our media became more obsessed with the latter than the former. In that way, they would do a public service by properly holding public representatives to account. My Barnsley colleague, Michael Dugher, has just published a long list of 'Whoppers' that David Cameron has told at Prime Ministers' Questions over the last 12 months. Of course, we all occasionally make mistakes. Last week, my friend David Blunkett got something wrong in an interview on Radio 4; but, discovering his mistake, he was back on the radio within 30 minutes to apologise and to correct his error. But, to the best of my knowledge, David Cameron hasn't once set about correcting one of his 'whoppers'. He does us all a dis-service. And these things are not unimportant, because our Prime Ministers's statements are publicised throughout the world and, if left uncorrected, give a clearly wrong impression of what is happening. Judge for yourself, with these examples of what Mr Cameron said at PMQs on January 25th and what the facts actually are: David Cameron: "Hospital waiting times are down" Fact: The number of patients not being treated within 18 weeks has soared by 43% since Mr Cameron became PM David Cameron: "Disabled children will not have their benefits cut." Fact: Department for Work and Pensions' assessment on the new universal credit showing that the rate paid to disabled children will fall from £53.84 to £26.75 a week. David Cameron: "There are more people in work today than there were at the time of the last election" Fact: The Office for National Statistics says there are now 26,000 fewer people in work than at the last election. I'd prefer more spin and fewer whoppers.
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Inquest into Albanian seaman's death postponed as official investigation continues Bethany Whymark Published: 4:37 PM February 8, 2019 Alfred Ismaili at home in Albania with his three young children. Picture courtesy of the Ismaili family. - Credit: Archant An inquest into the death of an Albanian seaman in west Norfolk has been postponed again while investigations continue into the accident which led to the death. Alfred Ismaili, 36, died on February 1, 2018 while working on a cargo ship at Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is undertaking an investigation into his death, in which suspected breaches of regulation have been uncovered. Johanna Thompson, assistant coroner for Norfolk, said that additional evidence needed to be submitted in the on-going investigation including on safe hatch lifting practises. Mr Ismaili's inquest opening heard he died from a blunt force trauma injury. A previous inquest review heard that the investigation into his death could lead to a criminal prosecution. A further pre-inquest review was scheduled for May 2, 2019.
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Invisible Hands VOICES FROM THE GLOBAL ECONOMY Edited by Corrine Goria Foreword by Kalpona Akter The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. The men and women in Invisible Hands reveal the human rights abuses occurring behind the scenes of the global economy. These narrators — including phone manufacturers in China, copper miners in Zambia, garment workers in Bangladesh, and farmers around the world — reveal the secret history of the things we buy, including lives and communities devastated by low wages, environmental degradation, and political repression. Sweeping in scope and rich in detail, these stories capture the interconnectivity of all people struggling to support themselves and their families. Narrators include Kalpona, a leading Bangladeshi labor organizer who led her first strike at 15; Han, who, as a teenager, began assembling circuit boards for an international electronics company based in Seoul; Albert, a copper miner in Zambia who, during a wage protest, was shot by representatives of the Chinese-owned mining company that he worked for; and Sanjay, who grew up in the shadow of the Bhopal chemical disaster, one of the worst industrial accidents in history. "A compelling message about the plight of labor workers worldwide...Hope for change comes in various forms throughout Goria's collection, including the strides made by Bangladesh worker Kalpona Akter, who, after years working in a textile mill, became a staunch activist and labor rights advocate. Their common trait, aside from a laborious livelihood, is a marked desire to initiate a movement to bar unreasonable and perilous working conditions and unfair wages. Goria dramatically acknowledges the legion of overlooked workers who 'produce the things we use every day,'expressed through the carefully chosen words of crusaders who share each other's individual hopes and hardships. Powerful and revealing testimony to the injustices of manual labor, infused with inspiration for global change." —Kirkus Reviews "Compiled and edited by lawyer Goria, these oral accounts of labor abuses and the struggles of the working poor cover most corners of the globalized economy. Stories from workers and labor activists in far-flung locations, including Mexico, Zambia, Bangladesh, China, and South Korea, convey a sobering uniformity of harsh working conditions, low wages, coerced labor, and ruthless retribution against unions and advocates for workers' rights. Readers hear from Bangladeshi garment workers who struggled to get monthly minimum wages raised from $15 in 1994 to $43 by 2010; Indian farmers trapped in a cycle of borrowing, debt, and bankruptcy; and the Chinese factory worker whose journey to the electronics manufacturing hub of Shenzhen started with excitement and ended with an accident that cost him a hand. A more hopeful strain about the resilience of labor emerges in some narratives: 'Never think that you're less than the boss,' counsels Ana Juarez, a Mexican garment worker and activist. As Kalpona Akter, a Bangladeshi labor rights advocate, says: 'It was hard for me to tell my story for this book and to make my life so public' but . . . 'if it lets another woman who has faced exploitation and repression feel that she is not alone, and even encourages her to speak up, then it is worth it.'" —Publishers Weekly "This book, edited by attorney Goria, uses oral history to introduce readers to 16 disadvantaged employees working in agriculture, the garment industry, natural resources, and electronics manufacturing in countries including India, Zambia, and the United States. These workers discuss their experiences with unsafe workplace conditions, organized labor, poor wages, and immigration. The interviews serve to educate readers about the working conditions of low-wage workers around the world and draw their attention to the challenges faced by employees toiling in less than desirable—and often unsafe—conditions. The book includes a time line of modern industrialization, a glossary, historical capsules providing context for the oral histories in the book, and an overview of the global decline of garment-industry wages. Readers interested in the plight of disadvantaged workers worldwide as well as the undesirable effects of globalization will be likewise interested in this book. VERDICT: Recommended for a wide range of readers, from those served by high school libraries and public and academic ones as well." —Nathan Rupp, Library Journal
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Q: Limit on symbol table? I've been looking into some corner cases for loading python (2.7 on osx) files as configuration files. I wanted to see what the behavior was if I circularly ran execfile. I expected a out of memory error or a lot of swapping to occur, but I was rather surprised when I got a different result. I setup a test scenario as follows: 'd' python script with: #!/usr/bin/python x = 0 execfile("d1") 'd1' python script with: #!/usr/bin/python x += 1 print "x = %d" % x execfile("d2") 'd2' python script with: #!/usr/bin/python x += 1 print "x = %d" % x execfile("d1") The result: $ ./d x = 1 x = 2 x = 3 ... removed for brevity ... x = 997 x = 998 x = 999 Traceback (most recent call last): File "./d", line 5, in <module> execfile("d1") File "d1", line 5, in <module> execfile("d2") File "d2", line 5, in <module> execfile("d1") ... removed for brevity ... File "d1", line 5, in <module> execfile("d2") File "d2", line 5, in <module> execfile("d1") File "d1", line 5, in <module> execfile("d2") KeyError: 'unknown symbol table entry' I was just curious if there was someone who could explain what is happening here? Why does it stop after executing execfile ~1000 times? A: From the Python source code, Objects/dictobject.c: /* Note that, for historical reasons, PyDict_GetItem() suppresses all errors * that may occur (originally dicts supported only string keys, and exceptions * weren't possible). So, while the original intent was that a NULL return * meant the key wasn't present, in reality it can mean that, or that an error * (suppressed) occurred while computing the key's hash, or that some error * (suppressed) occurred when comparing keys in the dict's internal probe * sequence. A nasty example of the latter is when a Python-coded comparison * function hits a stack-depth error, which can cause this to return NULL * even if the key is present. */ So, PyDict_GetItem() does not always report errors correctly. Interesting... so in the following code in Python/symtable.c, v = PyDict_GetItem(st->st_blocks, k); if (v) { assert(PySTEntry_Check(v)); Py_INCREF(v); } else { PyErr_SetString(PyExc_KeyError, "unknown symbol table entry"); } Any error that occurs when looking up a symbol (including out-of-memory errors) will be turned into a KeyError. This is probably a bug.
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Bully-boy pro lifers stake out prime minister's home - shameful tactics do nothing but fuel anger in abortion debate Daniel O'Carroll Enda Kenny: Irish Taoiseach target of aggressive abuse over abortion legislation. Pro life campaigners aggrieved at proposed legislation which would legalize abortion under limited circumstances have been mounting a vitriolic campaign of abuse against Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny in recent weeks. In doing so they have seriously undermined the cause they profess to serve and sustained images of a vigilante mob attempting to suppress dissenting views through crude intimidation. The latest in a series of disquieting incidents has seen masked men campaigning outside the Castlebar home of the Taoiseach while his wife and son were at home yesterday before being removed by police. Earlier that day, Kenny was repeatedly heckled as he tried to conduct an opening ceremony at a completely unrelated commemoration ceremony in County Longford where he faced charges that he was proposing to "kill the unborn" in supporting the Bill. Last week he disclosed to the Dáil how he had received letter written in blood, sarcastic medals, plastic fetuses, and medical scapulars as result of the legislation, now in draft stage, which would allow abortions to be performed where the mother's life was in imminent danger as a result of the pregnancy. Despite Kenny's fervent Catholicism, he has sustained his mantra that "my book is the Constitution" and has refused to back down in the face of the often unsavory methodologies being employed by those opposed to the passage of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. Other politicians have been similarly inundated with phone calls from both legitimate pro-life lobbyists and more dubious vigilante crooks. One politician described the concerted effort as a programme of "widespread intimidation", saying that politicians had been spat at and people had been turning up at their homes at unusual hours in desperate attempts to convince them to vote against the proposals. One female TD, allegedly, received a threat that her throat would be cut. should she vote with the government. Each TD (member of parliament) is estimated to be receiving 50 telephone calls a week from those opposed to the idea -- a relatively vast volume in a country with a comparatively small tradition of organized political lobbying. Last December the communications regulator was forced to intervene after members of the public reported a spate of automated telephone calls beseeching them to lobby their TDs to oppose the Bill. The 'robo calls' were accompanied by graphic anti-abortion posters, some targeting individual TDs. Those opposing the legislation are usually referred to as the 'pro-life' movement and comprise a broad swathe of religious Catholic voters as well as those opposed to the idea of any kind of abortion on atheist moral grounds. They either argue that any kind of abortion is tantamount to murder or that the legislation is the first step on a road towards abortion on demand. 'Pro choice' activists, the legislation's proponents, support a woman's right to chose to have an abortion or not. The legislation represents the government's decision to legislate on the X case after the untimely demise of Savita Halappanavar. The hospital patient died of complications following doctors' refusal to grant her an abortion. While pro life activists' views resonate with a significant proportion of the population, even many of their supporters would question the propriety of intimidating members of the Taoiseach's family at their private home. On the rare occasions where protests do take place outside a politician's family dwelling -- such as a similar anti-abortion demonstration outside Justice Minister Alan Shatter's private residence -- they are usually roundly condemned; I believe rightly so. Making a case against abortion is a perfectly legitimate activity and on such a divisive issue was guaranteed to happen. But resorting to the kind of sustained intimidation leveled against public representatives in recent weeks generates endless negative PR for the pro-life campaign and casts them in the prototypical role of agents of the controlling Catholic church which dominated the Ireland of yesteryear. Leader of the opposition party Fianna Fáil's decision to remove his party's whip system for the vote (effectively, allowing TDs to vote with their conscience and contravene party policy without the prospect of consequences) was an inspired move which removes personal responsibility accruing to TDs and ensures that they won't be forced to compromise their religious beliefs on the issue. Hopefully the party's representatives as well as those voting along party lines can cast their ballot without having suffered through such abuse. (Correction: Subsequent to this post being sent for publication, a fathers' rights group, not affiliated with the pro life movement, claimed responsibility for the protest.)
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Niels Jacobsen (14 September 1865 - 31 January 1935) was a Danish architect and politician who worked primarily in Odense. He was also the Chairman of The Lego Group until his death. Biography Born in Aabenraa, Jacobsen was the son of shipbuilder Niels Jacobsen and Marie Kjaer. Jacobsen initially trained as a bricklayer. In September 1884, he began his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where he studied under Hans Jørgen Holm. Graduating in 1890, he was subsequently employed by Johan Daniel Herholdt, Ferdinand Meldahl, and Martin Nyrop. He opened his own design studio in Odense in 1893. From 1894 to 1908, he taught at Odense Technical College, served on the Board of Directors 1909-25, and participated in architectural competitions as a judge. Jacobsen was a member of the Odense City Council 1909-25, and chairman from 1911. He was honored as a Knight of the Dannebrog. Jacobsen was in Italy in 1891. He exhibited at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1898, the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, the City Hall exhibition in Copenhagen in 1901, as well as the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin in 1910. On August 11, 1893, he married Christiane Sophie Magdalene Bertram Petersen Møller (born 1872, Gråsten). He died in 1935 and is buried in Odense. Selected works Odense Grand Hotel, Jernbanegade 18 (1896–97, extended 1911 by Jacobsen) Telephone exchange, Jernbanegade 16 (1897) Extension of Funen Art Museum, Jernbanegade 13 (1897–98) Odense Technical College, Hunderupvej 15 (1898, 1921) Fyens Forsamlinghus, Kongensgade 64-68 (1900, 1910) Handelsbanken, Vestergade 12-14 (1900, partially preserved) Ansgars Church (1902) Restoration of Sankt Hans Rectory, Odense (1906) Fyns Tidenes building, Fisketorvet (1907) Electricity Power Station, Klosterbakken (the original part 1908) University Society Building, Slotsvæget (1909) Gråbrødreplads 6-7 (1910–11) Odense Vinkompagni, Klostervej 5-13 (1911–12, 1917) Odense Theatre, Jernbanegade 21 (1913–14) PC Rasmussen's Department Store, Vestergade 16 (1914) Bispegården, Klaregade 17 (1916) Det Borgerlige Byggeselskab, tradesman field (1917) Foundation Eilschous Boliger, Lahnsgade (1919–20) Odense Courthouse, Albanigade 28 (1919–21) Expansion of the Odense County and City Hospotal (1926–28); Hans Christian Andersen Museum (1929–30) Elsewhere Ommel Church, Æro (1892–94) Chapel in Glorup Park (limestone, 1898) St. George Church near Aabenraa (1903–04) Nordslesvigske Folkebank, Aabenraa (1911–12) Tower of Marstal Church (1920) References External links Niels Jacobsen at Kunstindeks Danmark/Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon 1865 births 1935 deaths People from Aabenraa Municipality People from Odense Danish architects
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Enjoy these welcoming and amenity-rich communities you can call home. Located on Madison's south side, the Burr Oaks community provides an open and friendly atmosphere for individuals ages 62 and older with low income. Beautiful apartments and grounds offer the perfect backdrop for a life overflowing with friends, community, and family. This alluring facility features non-smoking, one- and two-bedroom apartments with a balcony or patio and free wi-fi in all units. This retirement community in Madison, WI fosters a social environment by hosting a variety of interactive events for residents. Attend a game night for some friendly competition or socialize over morning coffee on the community patio. You can also stay active at the fitness center or pamper yourself at the on-site hair salon. Whatever activities you choose, this amenity-rich community offers everything you need to live an active and relaxed lifestyle. Interested in Burr Oaks Senior Apartments in Madison, WI where you'll enjoy a quiet, refuge-like atmosphere and proximity to shopping, dining, parks, and more? Learn more here. One of the standout retirement communities in Madison, WI, Greentree Glen is located in a peaceful, wooded neighborhood on the west side. Its cozy architecture, meticulously maintained grounds, and modern common spaces make it a favorite among residents. This smoke-free facility offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for seniors ages 62 and older. Greentree Glen apartment homes boast newly-renovated one- and two-bedroom units with furnished appliances, walk-in closets, and free wi-fi. The welcoming community at Greentree Glen also organizes countless activities and social gatherings for residents. Just off the main road, this carefree retirement community is situated near one of Madison's largest shopping hubs, keeping you close to the action. You can also enjoy your favorite pastimes on the community patio, fitness center, or on-site library. There's no doubt this charming community will have you enjoying a relaxed and active life in no time. For more information about the quiet, homey, and relaxing escape you'll find at Greentree Glen Senior Apartments, click here. This beautiful retirement community for individuals ages 55 and older is located on Madison's residential east side. Westminster is a newer apartment community for seniors featuring gorgeous modern brick construction and beautiful open green spaces. It offers a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans with private balconies, patios, and furnished appliances. This pet-friendly facility also features abundant amenities for your desired independent and active lifestyle. Enjoy social hours in the community room, work up a sweat in the fitness center, or relax and restore in the meditation room. With a transportation service and proximity to East Towne Mall, grocery stores, and a variety of restaurants, a carefree and active lifestyle is just outside your door. The Westminster amenities are sure to introduce you to a more laidback and social lifestyle. Could Westminster Senior Apartments be your new home? Click here to learn more. Making a move to an amenity-rich senior living community can bring a range of unexpected benefits to your life. The offerings at these three carefree retirement communities in Madison, Wisconsin will help open the door to more independent, stress-free, and active living. Check out our blog for more articles on independent living and retirement communities.
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This week's portion, Shimini, carries us deeper into the book of Leviticus. The first half of the portion is the initiation of the sacrificial cult: the Torah describes in dramatic fashion the first sacrifices Aaron and his sons carry out in their role as priests. They slaughter various animals corresponding to the different types of offerings, they splatter blood on the altar and fire consumes the corpses. Aaron and his sons then bless the people and the people fall on their faces. The second half of the portion is an explication of the dietary laws. We are told specifically which animals are kosher and which are not: we learn that kosher land animals have cloven hooves and are ruminants, kosher birds are not birds of prey and kosher sea creatures have fins and scales. We also learn some other regulations as to what may or may not be eaten. There are many questions raised by this short passage, but we can understand from the text that Nadav and Avihu did something wrong, and they were punished for their transgression. Put in context with the passage that came before, we can have an understanding of what perhaps their transgression was. The Torah says they offered "alien fire, which God had not enjoined upon them." Earlier in the parasha, when describing the initial sacrifices, the Torah says, at various times, "this is what God has commanded," and "according to regulation" and "as Moses had commanded." What the Torah is telling us is that while the first set of sacrifices was what was commanded, what Nadav and Avihu offered was not. Essentially what they were doing was offering a sacrifice that was outside the norm of the ordained and organized system of sacrifices. It seems very extreme, though. Did they really deserve death for a slight deviation from the norm? And besides, is what they did so wrong? It can be argued that what Nadav and Avihu did when they offered the additional sacrifice was to further glorify God—they were not offering something in contradistinction to, but rather in addition to, what was proscribed, due to their zeal, or desire to serve, or love of Torah. This may be, but what perhaps the Torah is trying to teach us in this story is the perils of individualism. The extreme nature of the story aside—and this isn't the first time a story in the Torah is extreme it its details—the Torah is showing us that by branching off on their own Nadav and Avihu were violating their communal responsibility and trust to the detriment of the whole. They system of sacrifices for the entire Israelite community was set. In making their own offering outside these norms, Nadav and Avihu were placing their own desires above the norms of the community. They were acting in their own self-interest. But for Nadav and Avihu, who were leaders and priests, it can't just be about them. It has to be about the whole. This mindset does not just fall upon our leaders, but upon all of us who live in community. When we fail to take into account our communal responsibility, and we privilege ourselves over others, we privilege individualism over communalism, we weaken our social bonds. Individualism is different than individuality. We are of course all individuals, we have our own likes and dislikes, ideas and dreams, needs and desires. We make our own choices and set our own path. But we do not live in a vacuum, we are part of a communal whole. We pursue our own paths within the context of others, and we have a responsibility and obligation to keep the needs and desires of others in mind as we seek to fulfill our own needs and desires. In our day this can take many forms. The recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland brought the issue of vaccinations—and those who opt-out—to the fore. Locally the issue led to the public revelation of vaccination rates, and Yohanna and I discovered that Erez's elementary school had one of the highest unvaccinated rates. This was startling and unnerving. I don't need to get into issues of "herd immunity" or scientific detail, but to simply say that vaccines work because we all agree to use them. They are part of a social contract—we agree to abide by certain guidelines when we live in community, and when we privilege the self over the other—individualism over communalism—then we violate that contract. Yes, we need to honor the individuality of each person, and do what we can to support those individual journeys. But we need to be mindful so that individuality does not become individualism. Nadav and Avihu broke the rules. There are times we go must outside the box, and we need to do things differently. There are times we must think creatively, and we need to challenge the existing norms. But we must ask, to what end? If it is to serve others and a greater good, then that is something we should pursue. But if it is to serve our own self interest at the expense of others, then, as in the case of Nadav and Avihu, it is a transgression and there will be consequences.
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The Steel City Cup is a greyhound racing competition held annually at Owlerton Stadium in Sheffield. It was inaugurated in 1970. Past winners Venues & Distances 1970-present (Sheffield 500m) Sponsors 1994–2009 (William Hill) 2010–2010 (Betfair) 2011–2017 (Betfred) 2018–2018 (Greyhound Media Group) 2019–2019 (Racing Post Greyhound TV) 2021–2022 (BresBet) References Greyhound racing competitions in the United Kingdom Sports competitions in Sheffield Sport in Sheffield Recurring sporting events established in 1970
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This beautiful DIY Citrus Mint hand soap is made with essential oils and makes a great gift! So who says that soap needs to be purely utilitarian? I don't know about you, but when it comes to my hand soap, I am drawn to two key things; scent and packaging, hands down. I have always been a packaging junkie and just a sucker for beautiful design. I love to go to stores and just look at all of the different ways companies have branded their products. I pay special attention to the colors, patterns and textures of the paper used. I think it's the marketer in me or maybe I'm just a geek… there's that. One other important area that we just can't avoid is the topic of chemicals. Yes, those nasty chemicals that have found their way into all of our health and beauty products. Do you remember the antibacterial craze? OMG! It was like the companies and the media were telling us to live in a sterile bubble. It was so bad that people were ready to go add a hazmat suit to their daily wardrobe. There were antibacterial soaps, wipes, you name it. We became this germophobe society where "pass the Purell" became a thing at every social event. So why is all this so bad? Well you see, we need our immune systems to keep us healthy, and by over using all of these antibacterial products, we start to kill those natural fighters in our bodies. Last year the FDA finally announced that there was not enough scientific evidence to show that over-the-counter antibacterial soaps were better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. If you want to find out more about the nasty chemicals, just google Triclosan, but make sure you are sitting down when you read about what types of chemicals have been allowed in our products. It is not pretty! Well enough of being a Debbie downer. Let's get on with the good stuff. This hand soap could not be easier to make with just a hand full of ingredients, that won't compromise your immune system. We will be scenting our soap with essential oils which not only smell amazing, but have some great health benefits. I spoke about essential oils in my Essential Oils 101 post. This is a awesome place to start, especially if you are new to essential oils. For this blend, I chose peppermint, lemon, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils. I love the citrusy aroma of the lemon and the lemongrass, paired with the peppermint, and the tea tree acts as an antibacterial. I like the addition of a little almond or jojoba oil to the blend to make sure that the soap doesn't dry out our hands. I mean, I live in MN so we do not need any extra dryness to our hands, especially in the winter. So let's talk about these labels. Aren't they lovely? I made them especially for you….awe. You can print them here Citrus Mint Hand Soap Label. I couldn't give you a recipe for this great soap and leave you with some boring labeless vessel to put it in. Remember, it's all about the packaging. If you go the label route, you're definitely going to want to make sure you waterproof them, so please see the instructions in the recipe card found at the bottom of this post. You don't want to spend time making this beautiful handmade loveliness and then one pump of the soap and your ink has runneth away. I always make a couple extra bottles when I make a batch, because you never know when you need a quick last minute hostess gift. Pair this soap with a couple of nice dish or hand towels in a pretty basket and you have a fabulous, stylish, handmade gift. Who doesn't love something handmade? This luxurious, DIY hand soap is made with essential oils, is easy to make, and makes a great gift. Place water and liquid soap in a glass container with a spout. Mix together until blended. Add essential oils and almond/jojoba oil. Blend until combined. Pour into glass jar with pump. Remove label from backing and attach to your pump bottle. If the ingredients become slightly separated, tilt the bottle a couple of times before pumping. Carla – will this work with a foam soap pump? I have not tried this in a foaming soap pump. The pump bottle will need to be glass since the essential oils can erode plastic over time. Let me know if you try it. I would love to hear how it turns out. Works in a foam pump. What size glass pump bottle? The bottle is an 8oz. size. Thanks for the question. I updated the blog post to reflect the size.
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Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported by your browser. For this reason, some items on this page will be unavailable. For more information about this message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov Lab safety report on Ebola virus transfer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Director. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting today that a small amount of material from an Ebola virus experiment that was securely transported from a Select‐Agent‐approved BSL‐4 lab to a Select‐Agent‐ approved BSL‐2 lab may have contained live virus. The material was on a sealed plate but should not have been moved into the BSL‐2 laboratory. We cannot rule out possible exposure of the one laboratory technician who worked with the material in the BSL‐2 laboratory. There was no possible exposure outside the secure laboratory at CDC and no exposure or risk to the public. The event was discovered by the laboratory scientists yesterday, December 23, and reported to leadership within an hour of the discovery. The event is under internal investigation by CDC, was reported to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, and reporting to the internal and national Select Agent Programs has been initiated. CDC will provide a report on the event when the investigation concludes. The BSL‐2 laboratory area had already been decontaminated and the material destroyed as a routine procedure before the error was identified. The laboratory was decontaminated for a second time, and is now closed and transfers from the BSL‐4 lab have been stopped while the review is taking place. "I am troubled by this incident in our Ebola research laboratory in Atlanta," said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. "We are monitoring the health of one technician who could possibly have been exposed and I have directed that there be a full review of every aspect of the incident and that CDC take all necessary measures. Thousands of laboratory scientists in more than 150 labs throughout CDC have taken extraordinary steps in recent months to improve safety. No risk to staff is acceptable, and our efforts to improve lab safety are essential ‐‐the safety of our employees is our highest priority." CDC will continue to provide support during the Ebola epidemic through its research and diagnostic lab work. Skilled lab scientists in the Ebola response are valued contributors to ending this epidemic. Based on what was learned during the lab science and safety reviews earlier this year, CDC has taken several immediate actions in this incident including closure of the laboratory, notification of staff, initiation of a complete internal review, and notifications of regulatory oversight agencies. This review will give us a clear understanding of what happened in this case and what can be done to further improve laboratory safety. CDC has established a CDC‐wide single point of accountability for laboratory science and safety and this will aid in ensuring accountability in this situation. CDC will also report this event to its external advisory committee which provides ongoing advice and direction for laboratory science and safety. Containment Of Biohazards Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola Laboratory Infection/prevention & Control Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library collection urn:sha256:1ca7de99347427bd81d6ead7b886490906bf4e20ea5c8ebf7d14b873a9973208 No Additional Files Report on the potential exposure to Ebola virus : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Science.Office of Scientific Integrity. This report describes an incident involving the potential exposure of a laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to live (non-inactivated) Ebola virus. The incident occurred on December 22, 2014, on CDC's Roybal... Enhancing domestic laboratory biosafety for Ebola and other highly infectious diseases Merlin, Toby L. National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections.. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee.. Conference Authors: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee. Meeting (2016 April 13-14 : Atlanta, GA) Slides from a presentation given at the CLIAC meeting, April 14, 2016.Publication date from document properties.9_Merlin_Biosafety_CLIAC_April2016.pdf Laboratory safety and lessons learned from the Ebola response Cornish, Nancy E.; Weirich, Elizabeth; Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (U.S.). Division of Laboratory Systems.. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee.. Slides from a presentation given at the CLIAC meeting, April 16, 2015.9_Cornish_LabSafety_CLIACApril2015.pdf OADLSS report of progress towards addressing the recommendations of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ADC), CDC, October 29, 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety. In an effort to elevate its laboratory science and safety programs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sought internal and external input on strategies to mitigate laboratory safety concerns. The External Laboratory Safety Workgroup... Next steps: Biosafety and biosecurity at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) On August 18, 2014 Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John Holdren issued a memorandum titled, "Enhancing Biosafety and Biosecurity in the Unit...
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In buildings containing flats or in housing developments where there are private areas used in common and not owned by specific properties, the cost of maintaining those areas needs to be recovered. With flats these charges are called 'service charges' and in housing developments they are called 'rent charges'. The maintenance is usually organised by a third party, such as a landlord or a management company. Usually an estimate as to the charge is given at the beginning of a pre-defined year and a payment on account made. At the end of the year, accounts are produced and balancing credits or additional payments made. The service charge costs can be significant and you need to consider this when purchasing. You need to consider the history of payments and future payments. Buildings with flat roofs or lifts can produce particularly high service charges. You can access any of our property lawyers at any of our offices spread throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London including Kingston upon Thames, Bordon, Cheam, Canary Wharf, Leatherhead, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Tolworth or Walton on Thames.
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On 2012-10-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding TRX Suspension Trainer Devices due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2006 for about $150 to $200. About 40,000 units are involved in this Fitness Anywhere suspension trainer device recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below. This was the 2nd recall of products in the Exercise Machines/Equipment category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls, involving about 6 million product units. The strap length-adjustment buckles can break, posing a fall hazard. These items were sold new+ at Health and fitness stores and studios nationwide and online at www.FitnessAnywhere.com from January 2006 through December 2009 for about $150 to $200. Fitness Anywhere has received 570 reports of the strap length-adjustment buckles breaking with 82 reports of the user falling, including 13 reports of head, face, shoulder and hip injuries. Own a Different Suspension Trainer Device?
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By now, fans may have heard Slaughterhouse's stadium anthem track and next single, "My Life," featuring Cee Lo Green on the hook. Well, XXL recently asked the four-man contingent, consisting of Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden and Royce Da 5'9" how the Cee Lo assist came out for the second single off their Shady Records debut LP, Welcome To: Our House, due June 12. "Yeah man, Cee Lo owed me a favor from way back," Joe Budden joked and laughed. Goodie Mob probably feels the same. Cee Lo, a permanent vocal coach on the NBC reality show, The Voice, reunited with Goodie Mob, his longtime crew, for a performance on the mainstream American show last month. That performance came months after he shared the worldwide Super Bowl XLVI halftime stage with Madonna in February. Of course, Cee Lo isn't the only big assist that Slaughterhouse is getting on Welcome to: Our House. Eminem has taken a very hands-on approach for this project, the group's second overall album, but Shady Records debut.
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Will the Truck/Van Gas Transfer system void my vehicle factory warranty? No, it will not void your vehicle warranty. Is the Truck/Van Gas Transfer system a permanent installation? Yes the system is meant to be permanently installed, however it can easily be removed and installed onto another vehicle if needed. What kind of flow can I expect from the Truck/Van Gas Transfer system? Since the system relies on the vehicles fuel pump the flow will be directly determined by the factory fuel pump that is on your vehicle. The majority of vehicles we have tested will flow over 1 gallon per minute. What should I do if the Truck/Van Gas Transfer System causes my vehicle to stall when I use it? Although this situation is very rare, you can prevent your vehicle from stalling by adjusting the Flow Valve on the back of the unit. Instead of turning this valve all the way open you can try opening it only ½ to ¾ of the way. Is the Truck/Van Gas Transfer system PT500 approved for use in California and other EPA regulated States? Yes this system has been approved for sale in California and all EPA regulated states. Can the Truck/Van Gas Transfer system be used with Diesel? No this system is designed to only work on gasoline applications. How do I know if the PT500 Truck/Van Gas Transfer System will work with my vehicle? The system was designed to work on any Fuel Injected Truck or Van that has factory installed quick disconnect Fuel Lines. Most trucks from the Late 1990's and newer have these connections. If you are not sure you can take a look at your vehicle Fuel Line to see if it is equipped with quick disconnects. Will the MC100 Motorcycle sharing system work on my motorcycle? The system uses the factory quick disconnect fuel lines on 2001 and Newer Fuel-Injected Harley Davidson bikes; therefore it will only connect to those motorcycles. However you can still pump fuel into any brand motorcycle as long as the host bike is a Fuel Injected Harley. Is the MC100 Motorcycle sharing system a permanent installation? No, the systems uses quick disconnects which allows it to be installed and removed in just seconds. After use just simply pack the system away in the provided storage pouch. What should I do if there is fuel leaking from where I connected the MC100 system to my motorcycle? First turn off the motorcycle and remove the MC100 system. Take a look up inside the motorcycles factory quick disconnect check valve and inspect the lower O-Ring. The majority of the time this O-Ring will be dried up or damaged from the Ethanol in fuels available today that eat away at the factory O-Rings. We sell replacement Viton O-Rings (MC200-5) or entire check valve rebuild kits (MC300) on our website which include everything you need to rebuild your factory check valve. I am using the MC400 Check Valve Repair Tools and keep bending the hooks, what am I doing wrong? If you are bending the hooks it is mostly likely caused by applying too much pressure when inserting the tool up into the Check Valve. Try to apply only a slight amount of pressure while rotating the handle with the hook clockwise. You will feel the hook grab the O-Ring and then at this point you can pull straight down and the O-Ring should come right out. This may take a few tries to get the proper feel. If you need replacement Hooks please feel free to contact us.
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Mumbai: It's a sultry, smoggy afternoon, and Shivaji Sakaram Sawant is looking a little flustered. A slight 57-year-old from the nearby village of Colaba, Sawant is in his 30th year as a dabbawala ("one who carries the box"), part of an army of white-clad men who deliver about 200,000 homecooked lunches to Mumbai's workers each day. Since the 1890s, dabbawalas have navigated this city's crowded, chaotic streets, riding heavy bicycles with lunch tins—picked up from various workers' homes—dangling from the handlebars. Endurance is vital, as is an encyclopedic knowledge of the city: Mumbai's dabbawalas are said to make one error per 6 million deliveries, and any deviation from this rate is not taken lightly. The traffic, as ever, is terrible, but the car eventually glides to a stop at the set of a Bollywood musical. Followed by a videographer, Sawant hands food to the young dancers, punctuating his delivery with the same courteous bow he always offers his customers. And that's that. The camera is switched off. The tins are handed back. Sawant leaves the set quietly, on foot, heading off to catch the crowded train that will take him home.
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Why Hire A Trial Attorney? Ohio Supreme Court: Warrantless search of student backpack was OK On behalf of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. | May 18, 2017 | Criminal Defense If a high school student leaves his backpack on the bus, would it be fair for him or her to expect it to be left unopened? Would it put anyone in danger? What if there was a rumor the student was a gang member? These are the questions the Ohio Supreme Court recently answered in the case of a Columbus high school student who was charged with possession of a deadly weapon after leaving his bag unattended on a bus. A little background: The U.S. Supreme Court had already found in the 1991 case of Florida v. Bostick that bag searches on buses are constitutionally doubtful in the best of circumstances. However, that differs somewhat from the one heard by the Ohio Supreme Court. Moreover, students have less privacy rights than adults. Couldn't any unattended bag contain a bomb? According to the Courthouse News Service, on one February morning in 2013, a student left his backpack on a bus. A school security guard found it and opened it only enough to identify its probable owner. Based on a rumor that the student was a gang member, however, he brought the backpack to the school principal instead of returning it to the student. The school principal felt free to empty the bag, and inside they found bullets. The pair then contacted a police officer. The principal, the security guard and the police officer confronted the student in a hallway, where the police officer executed a take-down and incapacitated the student. They then searched another bag the student had on his person. Inside there was a gun. The student was charged with possession of a deadly weapon, and argued that these searches were unreasonable — and therefore illegal under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He asked for the evidence to be suppressed, and both the trial court and the Franklin County Appeals Court agreed. The Ohio Supreme Court disagreed and sent his case back to trial. First, the court reaffirmed that schools are "special needs" settings that allow more warrantless searches than would be allowed for adults. Next, they reasoned that at each step, the child's right to privacy was outweighed by the "In compelling governmental interest in protecting public-school students from physical harm." After all, they reasoned, any unattended bag could contain a tiny explosive device fashioned out of carbon dioxide cartridges called a 'cricket bomb' like those attempted by the Columbine High School shooters. Such a bomb might not be noticed in a cursory search meant merely to identify the owner of the bag. Under circumstances like those — however unlikely they might seem — surely the search was reasonable? Liquor Laws (3) OVI (77) OVI Defense (8) Traffic Law (4) Why new parents need an estate plan Easing the financial stress of co-parenting after a divorce When should an estate plan be updated? Creating an estate plan amidst a major crisis in life Ohio's Administrative License Suspension may sound unjust A Nationally Recognized Law Firm Start Fighting Today 98 North Union Street Mt. Gilead Office 19 East High Street Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 New Lexington Office 111 West Brown Street New Lexington, OH 43764 Call Today For A Free Case Evaluation : 614-444-3036 or 888-684-6446 (888OVIOHIO) © 2019 The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.. All Rights Reserved.
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Savannah Steyn (Londres, 2000) es una actriz británica conocida por interpretar el personaje de la policía espacial Ash Harper en el drama de ciencia ficción Intergalactic de la cadena británica Sky One. También ha participado en otras producciones como The Tunnel de Sky Atlantic, el largometraje Crawl y en 2022 interpretó el personaje de Lady Laena Velaryon en la serie de televisión La casa del dragón. Biografía Savannah Steyn nació en el sur de Londres en Wandsworth (London Borough of Wandsworth), se formó en The BRIT School y posteriormente estudió en la Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Hizo su debut actoral en 2016 interpretando el papel de Charlie en el cortometraje Fulcrum. Entre 2017 y 2018, apareció como Kayla en la serie de televisión de drama y suspense The Tunnel y ese mismo año, 2018, participó en varias series de televisión como Wannabe, Shortflix y en un episodio de la primera temporada de la serie de televisión británica, A Discovery of Witches, basada en la trilogía de novelas del mismo título de Deborah Harkness. Al año siguiente tuvo un pequeño papel en la película estadounidense de terror y supervivencia Infierno bajo el agua. En 2021, interpretó su primer papel protagonista el de la policía espacial Ash Harper en el drama de ciencia ficción Intergalactic de la cadena británica Sky One. También en 2021, fue seleccionada para interpretar el papel de Lady Laena Velaryon, hija de Corlys Velaryon y Rhaenys Targaryen en un episodio de la serie de HBO La casa del dragón, una precuela de Game of Thrones que se estrenó el 21 de agosto de 2022. La acción tiene lugar unos 200 años antes de los eventos relatados en Juego de Tronos, concretamente 172 años antes del nacimiento de Daenerys Targaryen, y trata específicamente sobre las consecuencias de la guerra conocida como la Danza de los Dragones. En octubre de 2022, se informó que Steyn interpretaría a la joven Ahsoka Tano (interpretada por Rosario Dawson de adulta) en el próximo spin-off de la serie original de Disney+ The Mandalorian titulado Ahsoka. Filmografía Teatro Referencias Enlaces externos Actrices de cine de Reino Unido Actrices de televisión de Reino Unido Actrices de Reino Unido Nacidos en Londres House of the Dragon
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Our Chairman to step down Sir Hector Sants to step down as our Chairman to chair the new Single Financial Guidance Body We congratulate Sir Hector Sants on his appointment as the first Chair of the new Single Financial Guidance Body, and announce with regret that he will be stepping down from his role as Chair of the charity on 2 October to take up the role on 3 October 2018. Phil Andrew, StepChange CEO, said: "We are sad to be losing Sir Hector as he is an outstanding Chairman, but we are delighted that he's moving to chair a new body which is critical to the long term future of the sector and the wider economy. "We are enormously grateful for the role that Sir Hector has played in chairing our Board of Trustees, to which he has brought an excellent mix of extensive experience, insight and dedication, and we wish him every success in his new role." Sir Hector Sants said: "It has been a privilege to be the StepChange Debt Charity Chairman since April 2015. It has touched me deeply to witness at first hand the sheer scale of the need for debt advice, a need that is not always fully appreciated but that I will seek to continue to address in my new role." The recruitment process to find a new Chair for the charity is already underway. Existing StepChange Board member and senior independent director, Chris Stern will act as an interim Chairman if the recruitment process requires more time. Get in touch with our media team for more information about our work. 0207 391 4598 (Office hours only) press@stepchange.org Connect with us through social media and get all the latest news about our campaigns. Charity updates on LinkedIn
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Would the BBC work better as a company, charity, instead of a new Royal charter? The BBC exists because, every ten years, the monarch has granted another Charter. Given the changes in the media landscape in the last decades, should the BBC move to another status? BBC, plc 2017 In a set of articles earlier in the year, I investigated the BBC as a public company, sometimes run by subscription and other times by adverts and by subscription. British Broadcasting Charity One option that must be on the table is the change in the BBC from having a Royal Charter to being a charity. The claims for the BBC's Royal Charter seem to be rather bust these days. Aside from the democratic implications in the 21st century of the head of state being able to make law by proclamation, the claimed benefits are long since gone. The last three Prime Ministers have done away with once-treasured the BBC News independence. Tony Blair used the strategy of a judge-lead whitewash (using the logic "the Prime Minister cannot lie because he is the Prime Minister") to weaken the independent broadcaster. Gordon Brown, by providing "free" TV Licences to pensioners allowed the state to co-opt a sizable part of the funds supposedly hypothecated from the TV Fee. He could have provided pensioners with a £150 uplift in their pensions. This pensioner allocation was used by Prime Minister David Cameron to strong arm DG Thompson into cutting back the BBC in an egregious funding settlement. It is clear that the BBC is no longer independent of government, the Royal Charter special guarantee no longer respected by Ministers "of the Crown". So, perhaps it would be sensible to do away with the 10-year cycle of renegotiation and move the Broadcaster to the status of the British Broadcasting Charity, and hope that the Charity Commission can provide a better protection for our national broadcaster than elderly monarch does. BBC salami-slicing returns to overnight services? 1 #GreatBBC campaign launched 2 Goodbye BBC Red Button! 3 Want to know how much the BBC spend in England, Scotland, Wales and NI per home? 4 S4C and Welsh Exceptionalism? 5 BBC future: make sure you make the deadline 6 Sandra Blickem I am constantly disappointed with the BBC The news is sparse in content and appears very biased The scheduling is terrible putting one programme type on two or three channels at the same time, ie sport Instead of putting sport specials on the "secondary" channels 3 or 4 they remove other popular regulars altogether, very annoying Their presenters are becoming less and less able, amicable, too serious, biased and non-entertaining! They ignore complaints and criticism and simply carry on as before Their sound is often compromised ie Jamaica Inn and I've noticed several others that are too loud, too quiet, too mumbled! I seriously wonder what is going on with them as a previously non-biased, friendly, intelligent people's" channel! Sandra Blickem's 1 post Martin Baines It seems to me, no-one really wants to ask the hard question: what is the BBC for? It seems to me that the only rational justification for a compulsory tax given to just one broadcaster is to do the things the market does not do but are somehow considered a universal good. If we deconstruct this, it used to be argued the BBC was the only way quality drama got made, not nasty populist stuff. Yet today, while the BBC still makes good programmes, it cannot claim a monopoly of good output - in fact I think one could argue it has been left behind by US subscription and internet makers like HBO, Showtime, ANC and NETFLIX. Similarly in sport - once the BBC was felt necessary to ensure "national" sporting events got coverage, yet again that is clearly no longer the case. Yes the BBC still does a good job but its fund are such that it often is behind its commercial rivals. Perhaps sport would actually be better served by not having the BBC do it at all and regulating for free to air access for those supposed "national" events? Similar arguments can be made on things like the arts, yet again we now have whole channels devoted to them that do as good (if not better) jobs of covering niche material. So that finally leave The News. It is often argued the BBC is the gold standard of unbiased coverage with unrivalled worldwide news gathering. Yet the "unbiased" is clearly not true: in the name of spurious "balance" it veers between bland no reporting and biased coverage to plate whoever last called foul against them. Just look at the current controversy around UKIP - the BBC went from treating them as fringe party worthy of little but a joke to now being accused of ever coverage by virtually all other parties. And can we really say the BBC on screen news does a better job than ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News or Al Jazeera? Now none of that says the BBC is bad. In fact I think it is (generally) very good at what it does, but I cannot honestly see how we can justify the compulsion element any longer. My own view is that it would have better future as some sort of independent organisation or even split up. I am pretty sure the Drama output would survive in its own right (just look at how well BBC Worldwide does). Similarly news gathering is first class, and may, if freed from its government shackles, do even better providing either its own channels globally or perhaps as a source provider like Reuters. Perhaps keep The World Service as a state global propaganda arm funded by the Foreign Office as it was until the last charter settlement. Martin Baines's 14 posts Sandra Blickem: Do you have actual data to support any of those very vague accusations? Biased? To who? I hate sport, but at the weekend, there is a lot of sport, and they only have two channels to show it (BBC3 & 4 share with CBBC & Cbeebies) - in reality they dont show sport on all channels all day. And if someone is covering a terrible disaster or questioning a politician, why would I want them to be other than 'too serious'. And the sound not being perfect on Jamica Inn is no more than a storm in a teacup. Sound is generally worse on all TV's these day - try listening to the other channels - the BBC is no better or worse. Martin Baines: Think of what would happen if there was no BBC. No Proms, no real kids TV (trust me, Cbeebies and CBBC are fantastic), but lots of reality shows, soaps and 'dramas'. I dont always like the BBC either, but when I look at other countries output, I'm not always impressed either. I think Roy Greenslade made an excellent argument as to why the BBC should contine in its current form: Why the public must rally to support the BBC licence fee | Media | theguardian.com I'm sick of the 'American TV is best/we have Netflix's' arguement. Firstly, we get the cream of the crop of US shows. Much of its is dross. In fact most shows dont make it past the pilot, never mind the first series. And while there is a lot of fantastic drama from the US, its a media market at least five times larger than our own. I'd expect more great drama. HBO, Showtime, ANC, etc are all cable channels where you subscribe, and where the programme makers are often allowed to take risks without fear of advertisers, language, content, etc. Have a look at the main US broadcast channels. Do you really think Hawaii 50 is better than Line of Duty? Netflix's? Netflix is a distributor of content, although like most other distributors, from the time of the 2 reelers, its moved into production as well. Its first big production? An adapation of a set of books made famous on TV by an TV adaption from the BBC... Netflix is great if you have fast broadband, and you want to watch a lot of different stuff (although relative poor compared with what the US site has to offer). Yet the huge majority of TV watched in the UK is live - its not even recorded. Sport? I hate sport generally, but if the alternative is paying money to Rupert Murdoch, then the BBC should be allowed to cover sports. Drama? There are fantastic drama's on the BBC. Its been a really good year. Yes, some want more risk-taking, but overall, its been great. There should be no need to say US is better than UK - both have great stuff, but do things in slightly different ways, as this article pointed out: American vs British drama: why do we have to pick a side? | Television & radio | theguardian.com Arts? The BBC produces a huge amounts of stuff on the arts - and although Sky has two channels devoted to it, you have to pay more than your licence fee to watch them, and I suspect that they (and Sky Atlantic) are loss leaders to encourage people people like me to make the leap to Sky. If there was no BBC, then I suspect they would go in an instant. News? Not always great - and I complain when its isn't. But overall, its has a huge range and can be brilliant. I have no desire to get my news in the same way as the US - which is perhaps why NPR uses the World Service so much. Are there really shackles on its news gathering? The joy of the World Serive is that it is seen as not just government propaganda. It might be the cheapest 'soft power' weapon the UK has, and its would better if the Foriegn Office coughed up for its upkeep, but thats not the BBC's fault. You yourself admit that the BBC is very good at what it does, and I'm in total agreement. But you then say it should be broken up because the market can do it better, and that its a compulsory tax. I'm not sure the market can do it better, and if doesn't, then it will impossible to put the BBC back together again. The tax thing is a bit like the whinging you get from libertarian types - 'its because of 'fredum' and 'rights'. Its rational, but only within a very particular worldview, and totally misses the point. Your 'made' to pay for lots of stuff you might never use via taxation, but why pick on something that you do use? Since 99.9% of people in the UK use the BBC on a weekly basis, and 98% use BBC1, we have made our choice, and its seems to work. We get relatively high quality stuff to watch and to listen to, with no adverts, on an 'all you can eat' basis. For 40p per household, per day. Can the market come up with a better offer - I doubt it. If we did slice and dice, for what are purely ideological reasons, I suspect, as the song says, we dont know what we've got til its gone. The BBC gives us a mix of great TV, has a huge cultural reach, and keeps the rest honest. MikeB's 2,579 posts sentiment_satisfiedGold I think the best drama now comes from ITV Ian's 497 posts PETER HUGHES The licence fee equates to about 40 (forty) pence per day---less than a daily newspaper. For that we all receive ADVERT FREE Television AND Radio channels around the clock Listen to some of the programmes on BBC Radio 4----no commercial station would even consider covering this diverse range---why not? Because they have to keep THE ADVERTISERS HAPPY by delivering as a big an audience as possible. Currently I am absolutely fed up with the Christmas adverts (Tesco one says "It's Christma)) but I thought Christmas was on 25th December !! A friend, who spent some time in USA, on his return said he missed the BBC's full output across tv and radio---so there you have it.. PETER HUGHES's 13 posts Lorna Smith We only have Freeview and happily pay the 40p or so that allows us to watch the BBC and any other available channels. As pensioners, who still pay for our licence, we would not like to be forced to pay more ... and if the BBC lost the licence, we would certainly have to pay far more and probably be able to access fewer channels. People over the channel can pick up the BBC and watch in preference to the own stations ... Think that suggests familiarity breeds contempt. The BBC is really an asset we cannot afford to lose. Lorna Smith's 11 posts Fred Perkins I think most would agree that the BBC is good value for the licence fee. But as Martin Baines has put very well, We (and even more, the BBC), has forgotten its purpose. It has become selectively very 'commercial', and being the recipient of a huge amount of what is in effect a 'tax', is going far beyond its original remit. The BBC is now competing heavily with commercial broadcasters which can and do achieve much of what the BBC chooses to dip its toes into, and without the constraints or disciplines of a commercial company, but able to distort the commercial market in ways which don't necessarily benefit the viewer. Almost by definition, the BBC's success in achieving its remit should NOT result in a quest for audience ratings - but it does so, because it can afford to do so. It is also stifling innovation in the creative industries, by virtue of its scale. It benefits from legally-enforced additional licence 'fees', index linked, and further supported by it providing 'free' licences to pensioners - which government 'pays' for, even though it doesn't cost the BBC a penny to provide the service to them. Smoke and mirrors!! The BBC has substantially abandoned the part of its remit that is about 'educating' the public. It appears to be leading the 'dumbing down' of TV, rather than focusing on higher ideals. Most countries have a 'state broadcaster' - and nowadays that is mainly about producing news, which is expensive to do properly, and difficult for commercial broadcasters anyway. Incredibly, Ofcom doesn't even regulate the BBC as to whether it's biased - the BBC is its own judge and jury. That too, surely needs to be changed - all other broadcasters who broadcast news have to abide by Ofcom rules. Arguably, the BBC could achieve its remit with a budget a fraction (10%??) of the licence fee revenue - giving government something else on which to 'spend' the surplus. Let's just accept that the BBC must be provided with state funding for its core remit, but must be prevented from interfering in areas beyond that, either by cross-subsidy or excessive cash in its coffers to 'play' in other areas. Fred Perkins's 13 posts Fred Perkins: You've allowed youself to be seduced by an ideological viewpoint, rather than a practical one, even though you admit that the BBC is good value for money. Is the BBC actually 'crowding out' the commercial sector, and has it strayed from its original remit? If we take its original remit to be the Reithian "inform, educate and entertain", then the answer is no. Entertain means just that, and there is nothing wrong with the BBC producing programmes that we might actually want to watch and listen to. I'm sure there must have been people tutting that the BBC played light music and had comedy back in the 1930's, but we all seem to have survived. Think of all those classic BBC comedy programmes over the years - did that mean there were no decent comedies anywhere else on TV? Or drama? As for crowding out, this is one of those free market bits of nonsense which pops up a lot, especially in the US. Thomas Frank basically has a whole chapter in 'The Wtecking Crew' devoted to shooting this meme down - pointing out that if you think 'guvment' is the problem, then anything it does well is bad, because government is bad. If the BBC is crowding out the private sector, then by that logic, so is the NHS, police, HM Revenue and the Army - all of which could be done by the private sector. In reality, governemnt tends to help the private sector a great deal, as the book 'The Entreprenerial State' explains. The BBC trains huge numbers of technicians, actors and directors. Think just how much drama the BBC makes each year - they are the single largest producer of drama on the planet - and then think what would happen if the BBC wasn't there. Brianist pointed out the results of such a report a while back - the conclusions were not good for the UK economy. And a huge amount of talent got their first break on the BBC. Anthony Mingella didn't start writing Oscar winners immediately - he started writing scripts for Grange Hill. If the BBC was to produce only non commercial programmes, what would it look like? We would perhaps have a 38 part series on the atonal composers from 1948-1982, documentaries on cheese making (just like National Lampoon's European Vacation), endless round table discussions on coastal erosion in Namibia and perhaps programmes on Mongolian throat singing. Possibly a film or two from the Swedish national film collection, showing the early works of a particularly gloomy director, obscure Scottish poets, and redubbed vintage Eastern Bloc animation (and a documentary on said animation). Cheap and very worthy children's prgrammes (here's bran, kids!), a series about the abandoned footwear found on Hadrian's Wall (actually, I would happily watch this), and an adaption of a famous 1923 Slovak play all about peasants, in the orginal Slovak. And dont forget the OU! Of course as soon as you put on this deeply high-brow stuff, the free-marketeers would immediately say that nobody watches this, and if they do, they should pay for it. Head they win, tails you lose. In fact Sky was cheeky enough to try this argument some years ago about Eastenders - its popular, therefore commecial. In which case, it should be on Sky, which, although commercial, has produced remarkably few popular programmes. The BBC has to supply a mixture, so as to inform, educate and entertain. Thats fine. I dont always want serious stuff. But, for those who think the BBC is dumbing down, this is the serious stuff from Radio 4 today. Thinking Allowed, Tweet of the Day, Start the Week (really good today), A Book of the Week about living in different houses, a drama about Syria, a documentary about horses on a housing estate. A History of Ideas, a series about the history of Mossad, an afternoon drama, a music quiz (with a lot of classical music), The Food Programme, a series about Scottish poets, Beyond Belief, a programme about the word Mongol(!), Crossing Continents, Shared Planet (about mangroves), The Book at Bedtime, and a programme about 'The Queen of African Music'. And of course Today, The World at One, PM, The World Tonight, and all the hourly news. As for TV - have you seen BBC4? And there are some really good stuff on BBC3 - their Afghan programme is incrediably powerful. 'Arguably, the BBC could achieve its remit with a budget a fraction (10%??) of the licence fee revenue - giving government something else on which to 'spend' the surplus. ' - Thats saloon bar handwaving. C5 has currently a £200m budget. Its makes bascially no content itself, buys its news in, and of course has no radio operation of any sort. And most of it is rubbish. You get what you pay for. BBC radio currently costs £650m - so almost double the £350m you suggest would cover everything. Your entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts. Lets see the data behind your thinking. I think that the BBC makes a good case here - BBC - Blogs - About the BBC - Why the licence fee is the best way to fund the BBC What I find is that those who argue against the licence fee is that they have no workable alternative, and seem largely to have an ideological problem with it, rather than anything fundermentally practical. @MikeB: I don't want to get into a slanging match throwing insults at each other. I said that I respect the BBC. I'm a broadcaster myself, and have been for 11 years. I know what broadcasting costs, and haven't been 'seduced by an ideological viewpoint'. My point is simply that much has changed since the Public Service Broadcasting remit of the BBC (and our other PSBs) was originally set up. Any single organisation handed close to £4 Billion a year by the state cannot fail to have an impact on its sector. We in the UK have one of the finest broadcasting regimes in the world, and the creative industries collectively contribute around 8% of our GDP. Briant Butterworth opened this thread with some valid reasoning for change. The last few years have seen immense disruption and change in 'television' in its many forms. The BBC has no monopoly of truth nor of wisdom. Nor indeed do politicians. It must surely therefore be time for a re-examination of the BBC's role in what is a much wider canvas than could ever have been envisaged when it was set up. In most industries, the Competition Authorities worry about dominance of any single organisation over the sector. Geordie lad Lorna Smith: Would that what you say about "Advert Free" was true; far from it! Program start and stop times are now disrupted by the Beeb's adverts for its own programs. As a retired broadcasting engineer, it was drummed into me at an early age that program schedule times MUST be adhered to, even if it meant using a stop watch and time signals. Geordie lad's 43 posts Lorna Smith:
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Community Oversight Board chair: Fixing police body cam issue 'as important as living and breathing' Nashville's Community Oversight Board wants body and dash cameras on the streets as soon as possible, even amidst the budget crisis facing city leaders. Community Oversight Board chair: Fixing police body cam issue 'as important as living and breathing' Nashville's Community Oversight Board wants body and dash cameras on the streets as soon as possible, even amidst the budget crisis facing city leaders. Check out this story on Tennessean.com: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2019/12/10/nashville-community-oversight-board-police-body-cameras/2633823001/ Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean Published 5:00 a.m. CT Dec. 10, 2019 | Updated 3:56 p.m. CT Dec. 10, 2019 Even under the strain of a budget crisis, the Community Oversight Board plans to continue its push for body cameras on all Nashville police officers as soon as possible. "It's not enough anymore to say you don't have the money. This is important as living and breathing in this city," COB chair Ashlee Davis said Monday. "That's how important this is. That's not OK." The board plans to issue a formal policy recommendation soon explaining their focus on transparency, as well as urging other departments to research possibly less expensive ways to store data and effectively use labor in processing video. The board's executive team met Monday afternoon to assess a draft version of the recommendation they plan to issue to other stakeholders. The board, which was established via a 2018 referendum approved by Nashville voters, is tasked with investigating allegations of police misconduct. The board also can recommend policy changes for the department. Body, dash cameras on hold A day after the board meeting, Mayor John Cooper announced plans to roll out a limited number of body cameras in 2020 while policy and cost questions are answered. The city pulled back from a department-wide roll out last month amid a budget crisis and concerns over a mounting price tag. Cooper's policy director John Buntin said it could cost more than $40 million per year to operate the cameras and analyze their footage, which he said was "deeply concerning" in the midst of a budget shortfall. The delay has been tied to the state comptroller's urgent report to city leaders in November that Nashville was running out of money to pay its bills. The comptroller said officials must close a $41 million budget gap, or the state would take over the city's coffers. The police department has about $10 million set aside to buy cameras, which have been a city priority since 2016. But city leaders have not decided how to handle millions in additional funds that could be needed as the body camera footage makes its way through the rest of the criminal justice system. Downstream costs could come from outside the mayor's office and MNPD; prosecutors and public defenders said they'll need funding to review thousands of hours of footage that becomes relevant in criminal cases. Monday's board meeting also included an update on the progress of the so-called Negotiation Task Force set up to allow representatives from the COB, mayor's office and MNPD to meet and negotiate the draft Memorandum of Understanding between the COB and MNPD. Although the COB representative to the task force, Phyllis Hildreth, was not present at the meeting, due to being out of town, board member Matthew Sweeney confirmed the task force is making progress on discussing the articles of the MOU. Also not present Monday was the board staff's newly-appointed Executive Director Jill Fitcheard, who was tied up at another meeting, the board was informed. Fitcheard was named the new director last week after the unexpected resignation of William Weeden, announced Nov. 18. Davis confirmed Monday that Fitcheard's salary would be updated to reflect her new position, effective as of the day last week she was named to the role. "I have had a conversation with Director Fitcheard since our last meeting. I wanted to ensure she has all the support she needs," Davis said. "Mrs. Fitcheard's commitment to the mission and purpose of the Community Oversight Board, and most importantly to the Nashville community, is unparalleled and her leadership has been instrumental to the success and continuity of the COB's efforts," Davis said in a statement last week. "The COB congratulates her on this deserving appointment and looks forward to this continued work and progress with her as our Executive Director." Includes reporting by Adam Tamburin. Reach reporter Mariah Timms at mtimms@tennessean.com or 615-259-8344 and on Twitter @MariahTimms. 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Q: print dictionary keys and values in one column in tcl I am new learner of tcl scripting language. I am using TCL version 8.5. I read text file through tcl script and count similar words frequency. I used for loop and dictionary to count similar words and their frequency but output of the program print like this: alpha 4 beta 2 gamma 1 delta 1 But I want to print it in one column each key, value pair of dictionary or we could say each key, value pair print line by line in output. Following is my script in tcl and its output at the end. set f [open input.txt] set text [read $f] foreach word [split $text] { dict incr words $word } puts $words Output of the above script: alpha 4 beta 2 gamma 1 delta 1 A: You would do: dict for {key value} $words { puts "$key $value" } When reading the dict documentation, take care about which subcommands require a dictionaryVariable (like dict incr) and which require a dictionaryValue (like dict for) For nice formatting, as suggested by Donal, here's a very terse method: set maxWid [tcl::mathfunc::max {*}[lmap w [dict keys $words] {string length $w}]] dict for {word count} $words {puts [format "%-*s = %s" $maxWid $word $count]} Or, look at the source code for the parray command for further inspiration: parray tcl_platform ;# to load the proc info body parray
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Q: ReactiveCocoa - observing isFirstResponder property and UITextField with clearsOnBeginEditing set to YES I am new to ReactiveCocoa, but I think it's very nice and outstanding technique for reducing code complexity. I just started experiencing with the framework, and not everything is clear for me at the moment, so excuse me if my problem can be solved in some obvious way. In my app I have login view controller with simple form contains two text fields (username and password) and a button. I would like the button to be disabled if any of two text fields is empty. So, I wrote this code: RAC(self.loginButton, enabled) = [RACSignal combineLatest:@[self.userTextField.rac_textSignal, self.passwordTextField.rac_textSignal] reduce:^(NSString *username, NSString *password) { BOOL valid = (username.length > 0 && password.length > 0); return @(valid); }]; It's very simple and it's working. The problem is that one of my text fields (the password field) has secureTextEntry and clearsOnBeginEditing properties set to YES. I will try to explain unwanted behavior that I am experiencing with this configuration: Let's assume that both username and password fields are NOT empty. In this case the button is enabled. When user taps on password field, it becomes first responder (keyboard appears and user can enter his password), but because of clearsOnBeginEditing being set to YES for that field, the previously entered password is cleared from the text field. That's way password field is now empty. The problem is that signal is not being sent, so the button remains enabled, despite the password field is empty. My first idea to solve this issue (well, more like workaround solution) was to observe isFirstResponder property on password field beside observing text changes. That's way the block that checks if button should be enabled would be called when password field becomes first responder. I don't know if this solution works, because I have no idea how to implement it using ReactiveCocoa. I have looking for creating a signal for isFirstResponder property changes, but without a luck. It might be not the best approach in order to solve this issue, but nothing comes to my mind at this point. Then, the question is: how to observe isFirstResponder property with ReactiveCocoa? And more general question: how to observe text field's text changes when clearsOnBeginEditing is set to YES? UPDATE: I found out that I can create signal for UIControlEventEditingDidBegin event that should give me substitution of observing isFirstResponder property changes: [self.passwordTextField rac_signalForControlEvents:UIControlEventEditingDidBegin] Unfortunately this does not solve the issue. Now I understand that field is cleared AFTER it becomes first responder, and clearing field automatically after it becomes first responder does not send signal for text changes. That's way when validation block is executed it still thinks that password field is not empty, and the button remains enabled despite password field was cleared and it's empty. A: Unfortunately the -rac_textSignal only listens for UIControlEventEditingChanged. If UIControlEventEditingDidBegin were added, you'd be all set. I suppose you could patch this into it and submit a pull request? - (RACSignal *)rac_textSignal { @weakify(self); return [[[[[RACSignal defer:^{ @strongify(self); return [RACSignal return:self]; }] concat:[self rac_signalForControlEvents:UIControlEventEditingChanged|UIControlEventEditingDidBegin]] map:^(UITextField *x) { return x.text; }] takeUntil:self.rac_willDeallocSignal] setNameWithFormat:@"%@ -rac_textSignal", [self rac_description]]; }
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package com.basho.riak.client.itest; import static org.junit.Assert.*; import org.apache.commons.httpclient.URIException; import com.basho.riak.client.request.RequestMeta; import com.basho.riak.client.response.HttpResponse; public class Utils { public static RequestMeta WRITE_3_REPLICAS() { return RequestMeta.writeParams(3, 3); } public static void assertSuccess(HttpResponse response) { if (!response.isSuccess()) { StringBuilder msg = new StringBuilder("Failed "); msg.append(response.getHttpMethod().getName()).append(" "); try { msg.append(response.getHttpMethod().getURI().toString()); } catch (URIException e) { msg.append(response.getHttpMethod().getPath()); } msg.append(" -- ") .append(response.getHttpMethod().getStatusLine()).append("; ") .append("Response headers: ").append(response.getHttpHeaders().toString()).append("; ") .append("Response body: ").append(response.getBody()); fail(msg.toString()); } } }
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Riverside Youth Theatre (RYT) was started in 1982 to provide opportunities for young people aged between 12 and 18 who have an interest in drama. Members can join the acting team or the technical, and many members choose to experience both. Productions range from period costume drama to musicals and are always demanding.We aim to encourage an interest and develop skills and experience in all aspects of theatre. Actors experience auditions, rehearsals and the staging of real productions which are presented to live audiences. The technical team learn about lighting, sound and set building, and are involved in the rehearsals and live performances.
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he's satisfied with the rollout of the state's first recreational marijuana retail stores. "I think it's gone what I would describe, I guess, as mostly according to plan, which is a good thing," Baker told MassLive. Two stores, Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton, opened on Nov. 20, the first retail pot shops east of the Mississippi. The Cannabis Control Commission released figures Tuesday showing consumers spent $2.2 million at the two shops over their first five days operation, as Leicester residents complained of traffic problems. The Worcester county town's police chief, James Hurley, told residents at a Monday night emergency meeting that novelty of the new pot shop will eventually fade away. The five-member commission and the new agency's staffers are processing applications for additional retail shops across the state. "I think obviously for the commission this is the beginning and I'm anticipating that they'll learn as they go and if they need to make adjustments, they will," Baker said after an unrelated holiday event at Faneuil Hall. "But as I've said before, I thought the fact that they were deliberate in their approach to the rollout was the right way to pursue it." Recreational marijuana sales begin last week at two stores in Massachusetts, the first to open on the East Coast. Baker, who opposed marijuana legalization when the issue was on the 2016 ballot, said drugged driving remains his "biggest concern." "It's very important that people recognize and appreciate the fact that this is not something they should be doing if they're planning to be driving," Baker said, pointing to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, as well as public transportation. "I just hope people take that part seriously," he said. In a public awareness campaign on impaired driving, Massachusetts public safety officials sought to equate operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana with doing so under the influence of alcohol.
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Q: Execute shell script on cygwin from Python I want to execute a shell script, on cygwin from Python. The shell script is creating a file as an output. I tried import os import subprocess os.chdir(r"C:\\cygwin64\\bin\\ ") cmd = ["bash", "-c", 'cd /<path for the script>; ./test.sh'] subprocess.call(cmd) A: This works: import os, subprocess os.chdir(r"C:\cygwin64\bin") cmd = ["bash", "-c", "cd $HOME; pwd; exit"] ret = subprocess.call(cmd)
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These demos are of songs that we put together originally planned to follow up The Fateful Dark with, some of the ideas ended up getting used, but none of them used as they were recorded here. We made these demos at Satellite Studios in Enfield, North London. (the same room where the Channel 4 thing happened). I think it's obvious we were listening to waaayyyy too much Iron Maiden.
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Ben Lerman Ben is the former NOLS Wilderness Medicine Marketing Coordinator and a Wilderness First Responder graduate. He enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, and hopes to someday adventure in the mountains on each of the 7 continents. Why You Should Take a Wilderness First Aid Course By Ben Lerman on 3/21/19 8:12 AM NOLS Wilderness Medicine student practices caring for a patient in the outdoors. Photo by Jared Steinman. You love the outdoors. The beauty. The adventure. The chance to unplug. The quality time with family and friends, or even by yourself. Whether you choose to explore the wilds by hiking, on the water, with a fishing rod in hand, or up a mountain road with your camper, the remoteness and rawness of it all is likely part of the appeal. Topics: wilderness medicine, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Medicine 9 Wilderness Medicine Acronyms You Need to Know By Ben Lerman on 3/11/19 12:44 PM NOLS students practice skills during a scenario on their course. Photo by Kyle Wilson. You've taken your WFA, WFR, or WEMT and learned about PAS, ABCDE, and MOI. So many abbreviations, so little time! Whether you're filling out a SOAP note for a real-life patient or reviewing your skills with a NOLS case study, wilderness medicine's plethora of abbreviations and acronyms can be a lot to remember. Topics: patient assessment, first aid, wilderness medicine Quiz: Sprains, Strains, and Athletic Injuries Topics: first aid, wilderness medicine, Wilderness First Aid, quiz Gender-inclusive Communication for First Responders Practicing a patient assessment during a course. Photo by Luis Camargo. As a medical provider in the wilderness, it's important to not make judgments or assumptions. For example, rather than assuming a patient is low risk for a spine injury, you can use a focused spine assessment to gather information relevant to your decision. 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By Christopher Musico, Contributor, CRM magazine For the rest of the March 2009 issue of CRM magazine, please click here. The notion of CRM may not have been specifically top-of-mind among the Founding Fathers as they congregated during the unbearably hot summer of 1776 to hammer out the Declaration of Independence. Even so, relationships between citizens and their representatives were precisely what those early patriots were helping to define, and the traditionally poor service the government has delivered in the two centuries since would have had many of them scratching their wigs. According to the latest scores from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), the federal government still lags behind the private sector when it comes to keeping people happy. This year, the feds scored a 68.9 out of a possible 100 points, while their commercial counterparts weighed in with a 75. The 68.9 score represented a 1.6 percent increase from last year, but the gap still remains. That turns out to be unsurprising, given rising consumer demands. "Look at most enterprises today and you can [almost always] get 24/7 service," explains Ben Madgett, an analyst for New York–based research firm Datamonitor. "There's an expectation there now that you should get the same from government." The increasing expectations are also seen by Lisa Sherwin-Wulf, public-sector industry solutions manager for RightNow Technologies, a provider of on-demand customer experience solutions. Working with RightNow's 155 government-agency customers, there is growing pressure to increase operational efficiencies while at the same time ensuring that citizens can access any necessary information in their preferred channels. "People are expecting things like timely response by chat, interactive voice response, email, and Web forums…something in addition to just walking into an office or calling on the telephone," she explains. "The bar has definitely been raised." Government agencies on all levels, though, may have quite a bit of catching up to do. Ken Landoline, vice president of research for Reno, Nev.–based analyst firm Synergy Research Group, declares the public sector "15 to 20 years behind the customer care contact center world." There is no doubt that many agencies are trying to improve their service offerings, but with a looming economic recession, less money to invest, and an ever-increasing population, will governments be able to catch up or just continue to run in place in the effort to provide citizen service? CRM takes a look at some agencies making the investment, amid others continuing to languish under the premise of "business as usual." Madgett points to the e-government initiative that started approximately a decade ago as the moment when agencies determined they needed to bolster service to match what consumers were increasingly expecting from their retailers and other commercial engagements. "Certainly in the last five years there has been more of an uptake in this initiative," he says. "Governments are starting to realize what's out there and take advantage of using the Internet at its most basic level to provide service." This can be seen as a win-win situation for many agencies, as technological innovations allow them to not only optimize their own processes but also cater to an increasingly Internet-fluent constituency. "Local government offices started to progress to online payments such as filing taxes," Madgett says. "As that relationship has evolved, [agencies are] now looking for something to manage that process—hence CRM—and so it's about providing that level of service and then cracking it as well with analytics to find out how many people are paying online, the issues they're having, and how agencies can help [provide a resolution]." When it comes to CRM vendors able to hit the ground running with government outlets, Madgett points to typical big-name players including Oracle and SAP, but says others in the CRM world can cater to specific needs of different agencies on all levels. "You also have RightNow, Consona, and other smaller players who can hit more certain geographical markets, local government, and processes specific to them," he says. Since government has been slower to adopt CRM, it has made many organizations loathe to stray from on-premises deployments to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Madgett's research finds there are more on-premises deployments in government than on-demand ones at this point—but that may start to change. "There are some [chief information officers] out there who have encouraged agencies to look more toward SaaS," he says. "There's a lot of possibility there. We're not totally there yet, but there's certainly a movement [developing]…. We're cautiously optimistic." RightNow's Sherwin-Wulf says the movement's already arrived, with most of the 150 government agencies on her company's client list having already gone with SaaS, thanks to its lower costs, speed of deployment, and scalability. She reports that many of her company's customers decide to focus on the channel which will have the most significant impact first—generally Web self-service. After that, the customer can scale up as usage grows—similar to how the private sector does it. "Government agencies need to deal with these rising challenges in a timely manner," she says. "So they are becoming much more comfortable with that." CRM ROADBLOCKS So if government agencies are starting to grow more comfortable with deploying CRM to gain a more comprehensive view of the customer, then why haven't they all caught on? Madgett says there are several reasons: legal, operational, and cultural. It can start with terminology. "A lot of what we're talking about here is customer service, and the private sector–driven mentality to things," he says. "In the government space, there is a [reluctance] to refer to the citizen as a customer, and that mindset has to go away. You have to be comfortable with thinking of your citizens as customers, even if you don't call them that." Madgett also says it gets back to barriers traditionally set up in government agencies sensitive to data they've been charged to collect and maintain. He explains that sharing information across agencies—for example, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense—is not necessarily a given. This runs counter to the traditional argument that CRM provides a 360-degree view of the customer (or in government's case, the constituent). There are also some restrictions on sharing private, sensitive data among different funnels. Add that to the siloed nature of many offices, and even when it's legal to share information, many will not come together, regardless of whether they're local, state, or federal. "There's a challenge there because there is tension between creating a comprehensive view and avoiding 'Big Brother,' " Madgett says. Madgett says that, generally speaking, the government culture is already a slow adopter of technology. Implementing a CRM system at all can be an issue: At heart, CRM is a strategic solution before a technological one. To Madgett, it doesn't matter whether you're a government agency or a retail chain, recklessly adding new capabilities without first thinking about business benefits can lead to a doomed implementation. "You need someone who [understands] to champion this like [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg with the 311 system," he says, referring to the city's citizen-information call-in number. "You can't just implement a call center or throw in a CRM system. You have to know your end goal and take the proper steps to figure out how to best allocate resources based on that." (See the NYC 311 chart, at right.) DIAL 311 FOR EVOLUTION Few cities have a larger constituency than New York City does. Boasting a population of more than 8 million people, the city decided back in 2002 to create a phone line for those living—and visiting—The Big Apple to be able to call for quick information. The service has never looked back since going live in 2003. "This is a great example of a concrete application of CRM," Madgett proclaims. "At 3 a.m., you can still call up 311 if you have a noise complaint, if something is wrong, there's a leak in your apartment…you can find out instantaneously. This is the type of service we have come to expect." While the system has been deemed a success so far, that doesn't mean it hasn't had to make some adjustments, according to Joe Morrisroe, the deputy commissioner and executive director of 311 and www.nyc.gov, the city's official Web site. There have been many lessons learned during the continual efforts at service improvement, Morrisroe says. One maxim was to prepare ahead of time depending on the particular season. In the winter months, he explains, 311 puts information at the beginning of the interactive voice response (IVR) recording about guidelines concerning heat and hot-water complaints. "It's a way of educating the populace," he says. Morrisroe says that pushing information to the beginning of the IVR allows callers to either ignore the message if it doesn't apply to them, or avoid having to wait for a representative to take the call. He admits call spikes can put a strain on the 311 system, but insists the city doesn't blindly rely upon the IVR—there are other safeguards in place to avoid a backlog of calls, he says. "We're staffed very well to ensure calls are answered quickly," he says. "We have organic growth in our call center; a lot of people in staff support—be it supervisors or team leaders—are former call-takers or have that skill set. We can mobilize people quickly and put them on the phones if necessary to help with the volume." This can come into play as the economic recession threatens to freeze or cut the budgets of many government agencies. While it is not yet clear if the 311 system will be affected, Morrisroe says he's already taking safeguards to maintain high service quality. "The goal we have is not a lower-cost channel, but more of a self-service channel that can yield lower cost results," he says. He explains that after being open for business the past five years, there is plenty of robust content that can be available to the populace via the IVR and Web in order to lessen the barrage of calls for live agents. "We have answers to virtually any question someone in New York may have, and it is vetted by our organization as well as the requisite city agencies," Morrisroe says. "That's one of our main goals—and the economic pressure helps facilitate that a bit more: to push more information into the IVR and Web than we did in the past." For Morrisroe, this is all in pursuit of the organization's mission. "Customer service is public service in action," he says. "That's a motto we carry with us." ROCKY MOUNTAIN SELF-SERVICE Ro Silva, public information and education manager in the taxpayer service division of the Colorado Department of Revenue (CODR), could be deemed a visionary for her time. Back in 1995, her agency began accepting email from stressed-out individuals who needed to send questions about tax inquiries without clogging the phone lines. "We were answering these [using] Microsoft Outlook," she recalls. "In 2000, we were getting and answering 14,000 emails a year, which was a lot for that time. I knew it was going to evolve into asking the same questions over and over again." She turned to RightNow Technologies to create a Web self-service channel. Now, Colorado residents with questions come tax season can go to the department's Web site and look for answers before trying to email or call. In fact, Silva says, the system is set up so that Web-site visitors have to check out the "frequently asked questions" before being able to access the CODR email interface. Of course, that doesn't prevent residents from calling immediately. "People can make a phone call because those numbers are listed on our homepage, telephone book," she insists. "You can call us no matter what." As a result of utilizing SaaS for its Web self-service, Silva was able to boost CODR's productivity, satisfaction, and cost-efficiency. The department has realized a return on investment of 8,732 percent, email volume has dropped by 45 percent, and the unit saved $700,000 over an 18-month period. And that doesn't even account for the peace of mind many residents have now when they can either find an answer quickly online, or be able to get through quickly to an agent with a more-complex question. "Our wait times are pretty good for a government agency…. They are about four minutes," she says. "Before RightNow, during peak season people waited for 20 minutes to speak with a tax representative." While there are no plans to innovate further with RightNow at this time, Silva says that it lays the groundwork for what could be an extra-difficult season, with the recession hitting the state of Colorado particularly hard—a hiring freeze on all state employees started in October 2008. "We're not able to hire any new [employees], which works against us even though we have all these great services people can self-service through," she says. "It's going to hurt because…you still have people who have specific issues that need to be addressed, and it might mean they may not be able to get through as quickly." Silva remains thankful that she has RightNow's system in place. Otherwise, they would have to shut down the email channel just to alleviate the pressure placed on the agents. "We just wouldn't be able to get to it all," she says. GOVERNMENT 2.0—NEXT ON THE AGENDA? The 800-pound gorilla in the room comes in the form of Web 2.0 technologies, including blogs, chat, forums, social networking sites, Twitter, and wikis. Filtering into the CRM world via the private sector, this is the next opportunity for innovation, according to Madgett. But, just as with traditional CRM deployments, strategy must be in place first. "Governments are slow to adopt, and especially with something like Web 2.0—where you get into using utilities like Twitter—they are experimenting with it but haven't captured what they want to do with it yet," he says. "It's good to adopt the technology but without a strategic framework the practical usage of it can be lost." (See this month's "CRM on Twitter," page 16, for a quick snapshot of some government twitterers.) Karen Trebon, a program analyst with the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services, cites a plethora of examples of agencies at all levels starting to adopt varying forms of Web 2.0 technology to help inform and interact with their respective constituents. The examples run all the way to the top: With President Barack Obama in the White House now, she expects government to delve even deeper. From the Obama campaign's Web site to the transition team's efforts with www.change.gov to its revitalized www.whitehouse.gov, community participation clearly ranks high on the national public-policy scene. "One of the things that is driving this and will continue to [do so] is Obama coming into office," she says. "I think everybody can agree that he outclassed [Senator John] McCain in the use of the Web and technology. For the first time, I think we'll have a president…who is just as smart as all of us about technology." Beyond Obama's potential, Trebon admits she also feels the heat from constituents demanding equality in the service they receive from both the public and private sectors. "People love Amazon.com and they expect to go on our Web site and love it just as much," she says. "We don't get allowances for being the government, so we have to keep up with what people want on the Web." By Trebon's count, there are 37 active, public-facing, federal agency blogs right now, plus an untold number of efforts at the lower levels of government. "[Blogging] seems to be the most adopted form of Web 2.0 at this time," she says. "But a lot of these technologies are free or low-cost, so there is no worry about ROI or going and asking anyone for money." So if that's the case, why aren't more agencies picking up on Web 2.0? She believes it has to do with bandwidth concerns, potential viruses, and actionable strategy. "I spoke with representatives from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and they deal with very serious information including the [number] of people who are incarcerated and on death row…and they're not sure how to take this information and use it on something like Facebook," she says. "To them, [that context] seems very lighthearted." While that may be an extreme case, Trebon points to several instances in which using Web 2.0 can serve the people well. The bloggers at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) determined through blog comments that passengers were experiencing different rules at different airports, making unclear what rules were optional and which were absolutely mandatory, such as removing shoes before going through security. "[The TSA] actually used that information to tighten up the mandate across the country," she says. "That's an example of how Web 2.0 can actually achieve results. The TSA didn't just take comments from people on the Web, but actually made a process improvement." Like blogs, Trebon says Twitter can also provide an opportunity to continue a dialogue with constituents, particularly during times of crisis. "We used it here in our office during the Mumbai incident," she says, referring to the December 2008 terrorist attacks. "People can follow our tweets to keep up to date on what's going on, where and how to call if you have family or friends in an area that's being affected by some form of calamity." While still in its nascent stages, Government 2.0 has the potential to not only increase citizen satisfaction, but to offer a sense of transparency and, as a consequence, trust—a trait that's sometimes lacking but always essential to the democratic process. "The Obama team has been talking to us a lot about transparency and just putting more information out there," Trebon says. 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The dataset consists of 59166 jsonl files and is ~895GB compressed. It is a cleaned and deduplicated version of Together's RedPajama.

Check out our blog post explaining our methods, our code on GitHub, and join the discussion on the Cerebras Discord.

Getting Started

You can download the dataset using Hugging Face datasets:

from datasets import load_dataset
ds = load_dataset("cerebras/SlimPajama-627B")

Background

Today we are releasing SlimPajama – the largest extensively deduplicated, multi-corpora, open-source dataset for training large language models. SlimPajama was created by cleaning and deduplicating the 1.2T token RedPajama dataset from Together. By filtering out low quality data and duplicates, we were able to remove 49.6% of bytes, slimming down the dataset from 1210B to 627B tokens. We believe SlimPajama offers the highest quality and most compute efficient data to train on for runs up to 627B tokens. When upsampled, we expect SlimPajama to perform equal to or better than RedPajama-1T when training at trillion token scale.

In addition to the data, we are also releasing the tools we built to create SlimPajama. Applying MinHashLSH deduplication to trillion token datasets like RedPajama was not possible with off-the-shelf open-source code. We made several improvements to existing solutions to produce an infrastructure that can perform MinHashLSH deduplication on trillion token datasets in a distributed, multi-threaded, and memory efficient fashion. Today we are open-sourcing this infrastructure to enable the community to easily create higher quality, extensively deduplicated datasets in the future.

Our contributions

  1. SlimPajama 627B – the largest extensively deduplicated, multi-corpora, open dataset for LLM training. We release it under the Apache 2.0 license.
  2. Releasing validation and test sets, 500M tokens each, which has been decontaminated against the training data.
  3. Library of methods to replicate or pre-process from scratch other datasets. To the best of our knowledge these are the first open-source tools to enable cleaning and MinHashLSH deduplication of text data at trillion token scale.

The full set of scripts to recreate the dataset from the original RedPajama dataset are available on the Cerebras GitHub. A deeper explanation of our cleaning and deduplication process can be found in the SlimPajama blog post.

Dataset Summary

The latest research has shown that data quality is as important as data quantity. While training on more than one data epoch can be beneficial, this should be a choice rather than a side-effect of duplicates in the dataset. We decided to extensively deduplicate RedPajama to produce a dataset with higher information density. This means when using SlimPajama, you can achieve higher accuracy with the same compute budget when compared to other datasets.

Comparison of dataset features

Data source Tokens Open Source Curated Data Sources Deduplication Level
SlimPajama 627B Yes Yes Extensive
RedPajama 1.21T Yes Yes Partial
RefinedWeb-600B 600B Yes No Extensive
RefinedWeb-5T 5T No No Extensive
LLaMA 1.4T No Yes Partial
MPT 1T No Yes Partial
MassiveText 1.4T No Yes Extensive

Document low-length filter rates

Data source Document low-length filter rate
Commoncrawl 0.02%
C4 4.70%
GitHub 0.00%
Books 0.00%
ArXiv 0.62%
Wikpedia 0.00%
StackExchange 0.32%
Total 1.86%

Data source byte deduplication rates

Data source Byte deduplication rate
Commoncrawl 63.76%
C4 6.85%
GitHub 46.16%
Books 2.01%
ArXiv 0.06%
Wikipedia 2.24%
StackExchange 0.20%
Total 49.60%

Data source proportions for SlimPajama and RedPajama

Data source SlimPajama RedPajama
Commoncrawl 52.2% 72.6%
C4 26.7% 14.4%
GitHub 5.2% 4.9%
Books 4.2% 2.1%
ArXiv 4.6% 2.3%
Wikpedia 3.8% 2.0%
StackExchange 3.3% 1.7%

Languages

Primarily English, with some non-English files in Wikipedia.

Dataset Structure

The dataset consists of jsonl files, with structure as follows:

{
    "text": ...,
    "meta": {"redpajama_set_name": "RedPajamaCommonCrawl" | "RedPajamaC4" | "RedPajamaGithub" | "RedPajamaBook" | "RedPajamaArXiv" | "RedPajamaWikipedia" | "RedPajamaStackExchange"},
}

Dataset Creation

SlimPajama was created by cleaning and deduplicating the RedPajama dataset from Together via MinHashLSH. RedPajama is an open-source reproduction of the LLaMA data collection methodology.

Source Data

The data sources composing RedPajama are explained in its model card.

To cite SlimPajama, please use:

@misc{cerebras2023slimpajama,
  author = {Soboleva, Daria and Al-Khateeb, Faisal and Myers, Robert and Steeves, Jacob R and Hestness, Joel and Dey, Nolan},
  title = {{SlimPajama: A 627B token cleaned and deduplicated version of RedPajama}},
  month = June,
  year = 2023,
  howpublished = {\url{https://www.cerebras.net/blog/slimpajama-a-627b-token-cleaned-and-deduplicated-version-of-redpajama}},
  url = {https://huggingface.co/datasets/cerebras/SlimPajama-627B},
}

License

Please refer to the licenses of the data subsets you use.

Acknowledgements

  • We’d like to thank Together, Ontocord.ai, ETH DS3Lab , AAI CERC Lab for creating the original RedPajama dataset and releasing it open source.
  • This release was made possible with the support and collaboration of Opentensor.
  • Easy cloud access to Cerebras systems is provided by our partner Cirrascale.
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