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Update February 11, 2017: 'In an interview on Monday with E&E News, Dr. Bates appeared to distance himself from some of what he wrote in the blog post, and from the way his criticisms were portrayed in the Mail on Sunday article.
âThe issue here is not an issue of tampering with data,â he said, âbut rather really of timing of a release of a paper that had not properly disclosed everything it was.â
Climate Home, a nonprofit site based in London that offers news and analysis, also weighed in on one of the central contentions of Mr. Roseâs article, that the publication of the NOAA paper had "dupedâ policy makers into adopting the Paris accord. The site contacted representatives to the talks from 10 countries; none said that the paper had any influence.'
Update February 09, 2017: 'Dr Batesâ main complaint is that Dr Karl and his co-authors did not follow strict procedures required for NOAAâs âoperationalâ data. It is not yet clear whether Dr Karl should have subjected his research data to the same procedures. Dr Karl, who retired from NOAA in August 2016, has not yet had the opportunity to respond fully to Dr Batesâ allegations.'
'..a failure to observe proper ethical standards..'
'Dr John Batesâs disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the âPausebusterâ paper is the biggest scientific scandal since âClimategateâ in 2009 when, as this paper reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a âtrickâ to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming.
Both scandals suggest a lack of transparency and, according to Dr Bates, a failure to observe proper ethical standards.
Because of NOAA âs failure to âarchiveâ data used in the paper, its results can never be verified.
Like Climategate, this scandal is likely to reverberate around the world, and reignite some of scienceâs most hotly contested debates.'
'Whatever takes its place, said Dr Bates, âthere needs to be a fundamental change to the way NOAA deals with data so that people can check and validate scientific results. Iâm hoping that this will be a wake-up call to the climate science community â a signal that we have to put in place processes to make sure this kind of crap doesnât happen again.
Dr Bates said: âHow ironic it is that there is now this idea that Trump is going to trash climate data, when key decisions were earlier taken by someone whose responsibility it was to maintain its integrity â and failed.â '
'Dr Bates retired from NOAA at the end of last year after a 40-year career in meteorology and climate science. As recently as 2014, the Obama administration awarded him a special gold medal for his work in setting new, supposedly binding standards âto produce and preserve climate data recordsâ.
Less than two years earlier, a blockbuster report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which drew on the work of hundreds of scientists around the world, had found âa much smaller increasing trend over the past 15 years 1998-2012 than over the past 30 to 60 yearsâ. Explaining the pause became a key issue for climate science. It was seized on by global warming sceptics, because the level of CO2 in the atmosphere had continued to rise.
In the weeks after the Pausebuster paper was published, Dr Bates conducted a one-man investigation into this. His findings were extraordinary. Not only had Mr Karl and his colleagues failed to follow any of the formal procedures required to approve and archive their data, they had used a âhighly experimental early runâ of a programme that tried to combine two previously separate sets of records.
Dr Bates revealed that the failure to archive and make available fully documented data not only violated NOAA rules, but also those set down by Science. Before he retired last year, he continued to raise the issue internally. Then came the final bombshell. Dr Bates said: âI learned that the computer used to process the software had suffered a complete failure.â
The reason for the failure is unknown, but it means the Pausebuster paper can never be replicated or verified by other scientists.
Whatever takes its place, said Dr Bates, âthere needs to be a fundamental change to the way NOAA deals with data so that people can check and validate scientific results. Iâm hoping that this will be a wake-up call to the climate science community â a signal that we have to put in place processes to make sure this kind of crap doesnât happen again.
Dr Bates said: âHow ironic it is that there is now this idea that Trump is going to trash climate data, when key decisions were earlier taken by someone whose responsibility it was to maintain its integrity â and failed.â
NOAA not only failed, but it effectively mounted a cover-up when challenged over its data. After the paper was published, the US House of Representatives Science Committee launched an inquiry into its Pausebuster claims. NOAA refused to comply with subpoenas demanding internal emails from the committee chairman, the Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and falsely claimed that no one had raised concerns about the paper internally.'
'..until Muslim scholars find a Koran key to the free world and lead their followers to an entrance.'
'Economists pondering about human action distinguish between four types of individual incomes; the Koran permits only two, which explains much poverty in the Muslim world. Economists speak of labor income which flows from services rendered either in self-employment or working for an employer; the Koran smiles upon this basic kind of income. Economists also discern interest income which, reflecting human frailty and mortality, flows from the differences between manâs valuation of present economic goods and future goods; the Koran condemns âribaâ, that is, interest income, and threatens all creditors who may be tempted to demand âribaâ with âthe fire prepared for unbelievers.â Economists also like to wax eloquent about entrepreneurial income, commonly called profits, which may be earned through correct anticipation of economic changes; failure to anticipate changes correctly may inflict entrepreneurial losses. The Koran simply prohibits economic activity that involves uncertainty, risk, or speculation and may earn âghara.â The prohibition obviously discourages and hampers economic changes, adjustments, modernizations, and improvements that are uncertain and risky.
Muslim clerics are the tutors and preceptors not only of Islamic theology but also of social and economic ideology. Surely, they may not descend to the level of envy but may fly into anger and passion about the sinful behavior of all non-believers, that is, Christians and Jews, who grow rich in market economies, engaging in uncertain, risky, and speculative economic activity and prospering on riba and ghara. For some clerics the United States is the âGreat Satanâ and Israel his little offspring. It cannot be surprising that faithful followers abhor, fear, and hate the Great Satan and wish him evil. When a few Muslim fanatics flew into the World Trade Center in New York, killing more than 2,900 men and women, and another hijacked plane hit the Pentagon, killing 189 employees, jubilant masses thronged streets across the Muslim world, celebrating and rejoicing about the destruction and massacre.
..Today, the United States is in the early stages of a long struggle with radical Islamism that has been waging war against this country for some thirty years. Radical Islamic states have been breeding, sheltering, and financing the terrorist armies and radical clerics are invoking divine favor upon them.
The Western world, and especially the United States, is facing the prospect of a long and bitter war with a fanatical enemy. It is a desperate enemy because powerful forces of change are eroding its very ideological foundation. Modern communication technology has opened the windows of the world and is allowing people everywhere to observe Western mores and living conditions. A network of communication satellites, for instance, is continuously receiving, amplifying, and rebroadcasting signals to earth. Western ideas are reaching the minds of people everywhere and changing social, economic, political, and educational institutions. It cannot be surprising that Muslim autocracies like to keep the windows closed by monopolizing and disallowing access to such technology.
It is doubtful that the U.S. military will crush and completely render inactive a desperate enemy consisting of an organized guerilla force of Allah-fearing men and women. A small army of suicidal fanatics, a diminutive percentage of one billion and three hundred million Muslims in 206 countries, may wear away the patience and resolve of the American public and its political and military commanders. Such a possibility does not in any way intimate a victory and sway of Muslim fanatics over the forces of the West. Its paramount strength does not rest on brute military might but on its free and open way of life, its private property order and individual enterprise system. Its windows are wide open and its busy subjects are at work all over the world, simple ambassadors or even missionaries of its order. Even if the United States should ever stumble and lose its way, the windows are wide open and the bright light of individual freedom and the private property order would remain visible in many other parts of the West. It is unlikely that it can ever be extinguished.
The U.S. military is not going to conquer many Muslim countries, but individual freedom and the private property order may in time..
We shall know the future only when it comes. But our thoughts like to live in the future, and what they see is another Cold War that may last even longer than the war with world communism. They see the Muslim world in a crisis which causes a few revolutionaries to strike at Americans. Insurgents may continue to lash out until Muslim scholars find a Koran key to the free world and lead their followers to an entrance.'
'Every once in a while, even The Economist gets it right. In a review of an intellectual biography of Marx (Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion), published this past fall, they argue that âthe myth is more impressive than the realityâ. Echoing, in fact, several arguments from the bookâwritten, surprisingly enough, by a scholar with Marxist leaningsâ, they point out how out of step Marx was with the theoretical developments of 19th century economics, and how dense and often nonsensical his writings were.
As refreshing as it may be, this perspective on Marx is hardly a new one. We know that throughout his work, Ludwig von Mises has exploded many of the fallacies of the Marxist school of thought, particularly those concerning the workings of a socialist system and the idea of class struggle. But Mises had, in several of his publications, also criticized the myth of Marx, pointing out inconsistencies and errors in his research, as well as criticizing his writing style.
Even if it will take a long time to dismantle the Marxist myth, Iâd like to think that it will be Misesâs view of the world that will prevail.'
'..Karl Marx .. the myth is more impressive than the reality.'
'COMMUNISM collapsed nearly 30 years ago, but the influence of Karl Marx lives on. Marxist approaches are found in some of the most interesting history and sociology being published today. Marxâs works, including âThe Communist Manifestoâ, written with Friedrich Engels in 1848, may have had more impact on the modern world than many suppose. Of the manifestoâs ten principal demands, perhaps four have been met in many rich countries, including âfree education for all children in public schoolsâ and a âprogressive or graduated income taxâ.
The overriding impression from this book is that Marxâs reputation (at least in some quarters) as an unrivalled economist-philosopher is wide of the mark. Marx had planned to write âCapitalâ in multiple volumes. He finished the first. But when it came to writing the second, on realising that he would face insurmountable intellectual hurdles, he pleaded illness (though seemed quite able to do other sorts of research). âKarlâ was in the thick of the intellectual developments of the 19th century. But the myth is more impressive than the reality.'
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If you haven't gotten the iOS 7.0.6 update, you need to stop what you're doing and get it now. There's a dangerous SSL bug that can hurt you in numerous ways if you don't take care of it right away by updating your Apple operating system. Even if you have an older version, you're going to want to make sure you're protected and have the latest OS available for your particular mobile device.
Back in February of this year, it came out that not updating could lead to bad people being able to read and modify encrypted communications whether people were using iPhones, iPads or other iOS devices. As you might imagine, this upset a lot of people. The good news is that Apple was pretty quick at making sure an update was available for people who downloaded it.
And yet that's part of the problem - not everyone updates their operating system on their own, especially on their phone or mobile device. Some people have claimed that it wasn't a flaw and was built-in iOS as a means for people - like the NSA perhaps - to be able to spy on people easier. Apple denied the claims, of course, but if you Google around, you're going to find some interesting speculation about the "flaw" found in iOS.
According to Ars Technica, the problem may have gone beyond iOS mobile devices and actually affected Mac OS X users - even if they had all the current patches and updates installed! According to them, "[The] vulnerability has been confirmed in iOS versions 6.1.5, 7.0.4, and 7.0.5, and OS X 10.9.0 and 10.9.1." That's quite a wide vulnerability. And while Apple seemed to be working fast to squash the bug last month, there's a good chance that a lot of people still don't have it patched.
In order to make sure you stay safe, here are some specific tips you should follow.
Always Update - The first thing you want to do is make sure you ALWAYS update your OS when you find out there's a new version available.
Be Aware - In order to know when you should update your OS, you're going to make sure you're aware of major problems that have been found.
Act Quickly - The sooner you patch the vulnerable code, the sooner you're going to be safe from attacks.
While there's no guarantee your mobile devices are going to be safe and secure, you want to make sure you take whatever steps you can to guarantee that you're as safe as possible. If you have any thoughts or opinions about the latest iOS update that killed some major security flaws, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you're thinking.
Written by: Jenny Corteza has used a City Directory Theme because it made her life as a writer a whole lot easier. She's been writing technology articles for many years now.
Well, there are six weeks to go until Christmas and it's time to get cracking. To get you started, I've put together four fun gift guides this year with forty products from Australian designers, makers and Aussie online stores for kids. Choose from kid's room gift ideas, toys you will both love, my picks for mini fashionistas and some favourite Christmas essentials. Go ahead and click on all those links to support Aussie entrepreneurs - most of whom are parents with their own small businesses. Keep it local this year so the money goes into the pockets of the makers and the shakers. I hope you find some great ideas for your family... Read more Â»
On Christmas Eve my brother invited us to go with him on an urban evening stroll in Nazareth, to experience the holiday at the historic birthplace of Christianity. My brother is a tour-guide, so it's always an experience to go for walks with him. He always knows about more than what meets the eye, and has connections with people where we visit that makes every trip with him, even to familiar places, a different experience.
Our experience started on a rather stressful note, being stuck in traffic in a very narrow, one-way downhill street that would make San Francisco's terrain look rather friendly. There was no traffic control despite very heavy flow of visitors to watch the festivities. We were stuck in what should have been a two minute drive for 45 minutes. When we finally found a 3/4 parking spot between a dumpster and another truck and got out, it was drizzling and cold, as it should be in midwinter in the Galilee.
The large square in front of the Church of the Annunciation was festive with an enormous tree-like construction with many lights and a big glowing red star on top and next to it the customary nativity scene. Many people around were wearing Santa Claus hats, blowing little annoying-sounding horns; but thankfully above it all was a recording of Fairuz singing Christmas songs. Christmas in the Middle East is certainly very different than anywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere.
I don't recall ever visiting in Nazareth, even though our family has special ties with the city. My mom's midwife, a Christian-Arab from the neighbouring village of Kfar Yasif is originally from Nazareth. Both our families have five children each (aside from me, my mom has four boys, and her midwife has five daughters). We are all in more or less the same ages. If it weren't for the strange political climate of this country, they'd all be married to each other by now...
Once we reached the part of the souk that was still alive, I bought a cupful of coal-roasted chestnuts, reminiscing the cold foggy nights in Vancouver when we'd buy them from Yve's Chestnuts and warm our frozen mittens with their starchy, caramel-scented comfort. At the bottom of the hill there were some of the country's best Halawiyat (Arabic patisseries), where one should stop by for kunafeh - even if they don't have time or room in their stomach. But we were in a group with a different agenda than enjoying life on the stop - and instead continued on to Ziad Safdi's grocery store, which is really more of a magical old-fashioned herb and spice shop, that contains many folk remedies for all kinds of physical ailments, a collection of essential oils from local plants that is distilled in Nablus; speculates such as mastic gum, and mastic-flavoured chewing gum; and last but not least - assortment of medicines for the soul in the form of incense (pictured above) to be burned in special clay pots. You could find there anything from frankincense and myrrh to colourful and sparkling blends typically burned in churches.
As we continued on, we stumbled upon other interesting merchants, such as this man who brews coffee in a special pot decorated with olive branches and misbaha (prayer beads) that has hot charcoal in a pipe in the middle, and sends impressive steam to the air. We continued to El Babour Mill - Nazareth original steam-powered miller (the name is a mispronunciation of the English word "vapour") - now more of a live museum for old mills, sieves and pieces of history from the family that keeps this tradition - and a spice and candy shop. I bought there a jar of black-coloured nigella spread, and green frikeh (charred green wheat berries). The tour ended there and once everyone spread to all four direction of the winds, my brother, daughter and I stopped at a more humble bakey and bought some spinach-filled sambusac, date-filled sesame balls, and karakish - savoury cookies that look like hard flatbreads studded with fragrant seeds of sesame and fennel.
Greg Broadmore and I were fortunate enough to collaborate with JJ and his team, and produce some new designs for the short. Here's some of my work:
BLR wanted a large mech unit with a human pilot, and I wanted to design something a little different with such a fun but familiar brief. With other autonomous robots running around it didn't make sense to have the pilot sitting in a traditional cockpit or controlling the mech with their limb movement. So I put the pilot in a low slung tank, where they would be ensconced in inflatable padding, and controlling the unit through a neural interface and display screens. This would allow super fast entry and egress for the pilot, and would look pretty creepy too.
Of course that means the pilot isn't strictly necessary so the pilot tank could be swapped out for a big ass ammo tank for a big ass gun.
FÃ¼r jeden Solopreneur ist es spielentscheidend, gefunden zu werden. WÃ¤hrend man sich frÃ¼her physisch bei allen mÃ¶glichen AnlÃ¤ssen zeigte, kann man sich heute auch eine Online-Sichtbarkeit schaffen.
FÃ¼r das heutige Interview habe ich mir einen Experten fÃ¼r Online-Sichtbarkeit geholt, nÃ¤mlich den Frank Katzer. Wir unterhalten uns aber gar nicht mal so besonders Ã¼ber dieses Thema, sondern viel mehr darÃ¼ber, ob und wie man als Solopreneur entspannt arbeiten kann.
Heute geht die Folge 100 meines Podcast âon airâ! Grund genug fÃ¼r ein paar VerÃ¤nderungen.
Am 15. Januar 2013 ging die erste Folge live. Seither gabâs mich (und viele Interview-GÃ¤ste) regelmÃ¤Ãig zu hÃ¶ren.
Ein Meilenstein ist immer eine gute Gelegenheit zu Ã¼berlegen, wie es weitergehen soll.
Genau das habe ich auch fÃ¼r meinen Podcast gemacht. Hier das Ergebnis:
Der Podcast erscheint weiterhin wÃ¶chentlich.
Der Podcast wird wieder eigenstÃ¤ndig. Habe ich in den letzten 35 Folgen einfach einen Blogartikel âvorgelesenâ, gibt es jetzt wieder eigene Inhalte nur fÃ¼r den Podcast.
Jeden Monat erscheinen also 4 neue Folgen:
Ein Interview: Einmal pro Monat gibt es ein Interview mit einer inspirierenden Person. Nicht nur rund um Zeitmanagement, sondern mein Ziel ist, faszinierende Menschen zu Wort kommen zu lassen, die auch etwas zu sagen haben. Ich mÃ¶chte sie aus ihrem Alltag und von ihrem Business erzÃ¤hlen lassen.
Zwei ânormaleâ Folgen: Ich erzÃ¤hle dir etwas rund um Zeitmanagement. Ich werde dabei vermehrt aus dem Alltag eines ProduktivitÃ¤tstrainers berichten und was man daraus fÃ¼r Lehren ziehen kann.
Ein GesprÃ¤ch mit meinem Co-Gastgeber: Das hier ist neu und groÃartig: Einmal pro Monat begrÃ¼sse ich nÃ¤mlich einen Co-Gastgeber in meinem Podcast. Ich werde mich mit ihm Ã¼ber ein Thema rund um Zeitmanagement unterhalten. Kein Interview, sondern ein GesprÃ¤ch zwischen zwei Solopreneuren, die was zu sagen haben â hoffentlich. :-)
Dieser Co-Gastgeber ist aber nicht irgendwer. Sondern ich konnte meinen Freund Bernd GeroppÂ dafÃ¼r gewinnen. Ich freue mich wahnsinnig darauf und wir sind beide gespannt, wie sich das entwickeln wird.
Damit du Bernd Geropp kennenlernen kannst, habe ich ihn fÃ¼r diese heutige Folge zum Interview eingeladen. Viel SpaÃ damit!
Ya lo has escuchado antes: âesta sÃ es la pÃldora de la felicidadâ, Â¿verdad? Por supuesto, das clic porque todos queremos conocer esa fÃ³rmula mÃ¡gica que da felicidad. SegÃºn un Ãºltimo estudio cientÃfico se ha encontrado la relaciÃ³n entre la sensaciÃ³n de satisfacciÃ³n, tranquilidad y confianza cuando se llevan a cabo actividades fÃsicas y de ejercicio periÃ³dicamente. Elena del Mar no te dirÃ¡ que esta es la fÃ³rmula de la felicidad pero sÃ te hablarÃ¡ al respecto. Â¿CuÃ¡les son tus conclusiones?
Algunas personas han decidido el deporte y las actividades fÃsicas practicadas en gimnasios en BogotÃ¡ y han encontrado en esos tiempos su felicidad, sus momentos de intimidad, soledad y reencuentros. Importante es destacar que segÃºn una encuesta de salud realizada en CanadÃ¡ y publicada en septiembre de 2016 en la Biblioteca del Instituto Nacional de Salud de Estados Unidos, declarÃ³ que los niÃ±os que dedican su tiempo a la prÃ¡ctica de actividades fÃsicas se sienten vigorosos y son menos propensos a actividades sedentarias. Lo mismo podemos afirmar para los mÃ¡s adultos.
Hacer ejercicio hasta convertirlo en rutina influye directamente en tu autoconfianza, autopercepciÃ³n y en la disciplina para enfrentar y superar retos. Entonces, Â¿las recomendaciones? Si estÃ¡s pensado en empezar a moverte es que debes hacerlo de manera progresiva. Inicia con aquello que te motiva: podrÃan ser las clases grupales que te invitan a esforzarte de manera diferente y divertida. Elena del Mar te ofrece diferentes actividades en grupo y planes econÃ³micos de gimnasios en BogotÃ¡. ConÃ³celos aquÃ.
For too long, politicians, environmentalists and subsidized proponents of âgreenâ jobs have been peddling the notions that âinvestingâ in green technologies is the illuminating endeavor and beneficent job creator of our time. With scant evidence, these green jobs postulates are bulwarked by so much hot air it rivals the amount of subsidized dollars used to sustain them.
The main dilemma of green jobs and investing is that they defy the reality of basic economics. Jobs are created by entrepreneurs willing to invest in capital, coupled with demand for their goods and services. The economic environment fostered by government (taxes, regulations, etc.) plays an immensely important role as well.
The experience in Europe with investment in greed jobs sheds a glaring light on the fallacious nature of the purported success of these initiatives. In Spain, which has a 20.4 percent unemployment rate, every green job created destroyed an additional 2.2 regular jobs. In addition, every âgreenâ megawatt created destroys 5.28 jobs in the rest of the economy. Aggregately, these green jobs programs killed 110,500 elsewhere in the economy.
The amount of money invested in these programs is exorbitantly costly when compared with private sector job creation. In Italy, the amount of capital invested in the creation of 1 green job was equivalent to the amount of capital invested to create 5 jobs in the rest of the economy.
The reason these programs are such colossal failures, is that government subsidies to inefficient and unsustainable green initiatives divert resources from other productive sectors of the economy and result in the loss of jobs. Price-controls and central planning have long been considered an abject failure, why do we believe that these policies are any more palatable in the energy sector of our economy?
The reason these economically suicidal green job schemes continue to seem viable is that somehow they represent drastically new technology and innovation. Itâs like a burgeoning plant, just give it a little water and it will rapidly expand, right?
Wrong. These propositions elucidate an inherent myopia within the green jobs cheerleaders. The truth is that the wind-powered electricity was commercialized in 1881 and solar power received its first patent in 1892. Mean ugly coal-fired electricity was commercialized in 1882.
The house that contains the green jobs myth has been set ablaze. Do we want the dubious distinction of running in?
Millbrae - Ayrâs 3XV and league champions of RBS West Division 4 last season - will take part in a charity match-up against a group of local health-workers, under the banner of NHS Ayrshire and Annan, on Friday 15 August (8pm) to raise money for Clic Sargent and the Neuroblastoma Society.
The National Geographic issue for May 2007 has a feature cover story on p. 30, âGenius: Why some people are so much smarter than the rest of us.â, link (paywall) here.
An important measure of genius is whether the personâs output lives throughout the ages. Beehovenâs output takes on a life of its own.
The article gives some attention to the life story of Leonardo DaVinci.
The years of highest probability of major output are the late twenties into the mid thirties.
An important and controversial variable would be how versatile the person is with "real life" skills. The best of today's young adults simply are or were much more mature than I was at ages like, say 16-21. But it helps to be born later.
However, there are real prodigies, in coding (Mark Zuckerberg) and in music. In music, prodigy becomes harder to show after Mozart. But Eugen dâAlbertâs gigantic first piano concerto (as published, in B Minor) was composed before age 20 and shows real intellectual brilliance as to harmony, counterpoint, and form. Brahms, on the other hand, waited until his forties to compose symphonies. Genius enters new territory in the latest years, as we know from the last nearly-complete symphony of Bruckner.
There is a new series on National Geographic Channel which I have not seen yet.
The issue also has an article on the Central African Republic, the Burning Heart of Africa, and âUnited in Protestâ against the North Dakota oil pipeline.
By:Â Andrew Johnson, Ph.D. and Sarah Cardozo Duncan You can find new articles for entrepreneurs almost every day advising how to best make a success out of their brilliant ideas.Â One of the key pieces of advice is to make sure that you hire the very best team you can to make this all work.Â […]
Please can we stop with the de-sexing of women with female neurology and frequent estrogenic cross-development, huh? It's like, hey, way to make trans women run screaming for the hills so that you only get the most-self-hating as activists, just like the TERFs do (yes, pro-TERF trans women, I still can't get my head around that either.)
Anyway, I like my model better, and yes, class still intersects and yes, cis men (as presently counted) are not considered the unidirectional oppressors of cis women.
Seguem 6 razÃµes para vocÃª oferecer um brinquedo da Ninho para seu filhote:
Diferentemente dos metais, dos plÃ¡sticos, das pilhas e de outros acessÃ³rios eletrÃ´nicos, a madeira nÃ£o polui. Assim, ao escolher um brinquedo de madeira, vocÃª estÃ¡ presenteando a crianÃ§a duas vezes: com um belo passatempo e, mais importante, com um planeta menos poluÃdo no futuro.
Aqui na Ninho temos uma grande variedade dejogos, quebra-cabeÃ§as, peÃ§as para formar estruturas, tijolinhos peÃ§as para montar caminhÃµes e carrinhos e muitos outros. O aprendizado acontece naturalmente, da forma mais gostosa: A crianÃ§a se desenvolve brincando.
Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. Bone marrow transplant is the most widely used stem-cell therapy, but some therapies derived from umbilical cord blood are also in use. Research is underway to develop various sources for stem cells and to apply stem-cell treatments for neurodegenerative […]
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Spina Bifida is a type of birth defect called a neural tube defect. Spina Bifida occurs when the bones of the spineÂ (vertebrae) don’t form properly around part of the baby’s spinal cord. Spina bifida can be mild or severe. The key early priorities for treating myelomeningocele or Spina BifidaÂ are to prevent infection from developing in […]
Special Recommend information on A H1N1 (swine flu) As it is known to all, currently we human being are all faced with a big enemy-A/H1N1 flu(swine flu) which has been threatening our life. Now the situation is worsening. As health and medical to AH1N1organ, we shoulder more responsibility to handle outbreak of this emergency.
In TCM, A/H1N1 belongs to epidemic febrile disease of TCM which is the same as human avian influenza and SARS and similar to A/H1N1 flu syndrome differentiation and treatment of TCM prevention and cure. It is advocated âdispelling wind, reducing fever and dissipating dampness in clinical.
I. Hand Therapy Massage In hand therapy massage, stimulation is applied by hand to the regular and extra acupoints or reflective points and reflective areas closely related to various internal organs and tissues in the body. Particular maneuvers are employed to adjust their function, treat diseases, improve life quality, and maintain health. The basic maneuvers of massage include pressing, digitpressing, kneading, pushing, pinching, twisting, rotating, pulling, rubbing, and grinding methods.
1. Pressing maneuver: A vertical pressure is applied by the tip or pad of thumb at the acupoints, reflective areas, and reflective points (Fig. 18). Indications: The pressing maneuver is usually applied at the acupoints on a flat area (such as thenar and hypothenar prominence) combined with a kneading maneuver to prevent and treat various chronic diseases and pains and maintain health. Principle of manipulation: The thumb should be firmly applied on the skin to produce a steady and persistent pressure in a small area. The pressure should be gradually increased in intensity, and not suddenly applied with a violent action. The frequency and intensity of pressure should be even.
2. Digit-pressing maneuver: A pressure is applied at the acupoints of the hand by the tip of thumb or middle finger; or by the lateral border of tip of little finger supported by thumb and ring finger; or by the knuckle of proximal interphalangeal joint of index finger (Fig. ! 9). Indications: The digit-pressing maneuver is usually applied with a heavy pressure at acupoints in a fissure between bones, or in a limited area to treat acute or painful diseases. Principle of manipulation: Compared with the pressing maneuver, this maneuver can produce a stronger stimulation in a smaller area. The pressure should be applied at an accurate location without any sliding movement. The intensity of pressure may vary over a wide range.
3. Kneading maneuver: The pad of thumb or middle finger is placed at the acupoint of the hand to receive treatment, and the forearm is actively swung to and fro with the elbow as a fulcrum and the wrist, palm, and finger as a transmitter to produce a gentle rotating and kneading movement to the acupoint with the pad of finger ( Fig. 20). Indications: The kneading maneuver is usually applied at acupoints situated superficially over a broad area to produce an adjusting and toning effect for treatment of chronic, deficient, and wasting diseases as well as for maintenance of health and relief of local swelling and pain. Principle of manipulation: The pressure applied by the kneading maneuver should be gentle and the movement of finger, hand and arm should be coordinated, rhythmic, and persistent for a longer period of time.
4. Pushing maneuver: The single or multiple finger(s), root of palm, thenar or hypothenar prominence is used to produce an unidirectional linear pushing movement over certain parts of the hand (Fig. 21). Indications: The pushing maneuver is usually applied along the longitudinal direction of the hand or over various sides of the fingers, and it may be followed by a rubbing maneuver to maintain health and treat chronic diseases, pain, and soreness due to soft tissue strain or diseases caused by deficiency and cold. Principle of manipulation: To apply the pushing maneuver, the pushing force must be steady and strong enough, with the finger or palm placed firm on the skin of the hand. The pushing speed should be slow and even. The direction of the pushing maneuver is along the bones of the hand, and the force of the pushing maneuver may be freely adjusted, but it should be maintained at a fixed depth.
5. Pinching maneuver: The free border or radial corner of the thumb nail or free border of the nails of other fingers is used to apply a vertical, heavy stimulation to the hand acupoints; or the free border of the thumb nail and the free border of the nails of other fingers are used to pinch the acupoint from both sides (Fig. 22). Indications: The pinching maneuver is usually applied between metacarpal bones or between metacarpophalangeal joints together with pressing, kneading, and twisting maneuvers (or alternately applied) to treat acute or painful diseases, epilepsy, and neurasthenia. Principle of manipulation: This is a maneuver designed to produce a heavy and deep stimulation and response. After the heavy and deep pinching manipulation is held for half a minute, gentle pressing and kneading maneuvers should follow for half a minute to relieve the discomfort produced by the pinching maneuver. This manipulation is repeated a second time. The pinching maneuver may be applied for a shorter duration and with a quicker rhythm. The nail must be steadily applied at the acupoint without any sliding movement to avoid causing injury to the skin.
6. Twisting maneuver: The pads of thumb and index finger are used to hold and twist the injured finger back and forth to promote blood circulation through collaterals and stop pain (Fig. 23).
Special Recommend information on A H1N1 (swine flu) As it is known to all, currently we human being are all faced with a big enemy-A/H1N1 flu(swine flu) which has been threatening our life. Now the situation is worsening. As health and medical organ, we shoulder more responsibility to handle outbreak of this emergency.
In TCM, A/H1N1 belongs to epidemic febrile disease of TCM which is the same as human avian influenza and SARS and similar to A/H1N1 flu syndrome differentiation and treatment of TCM prevention and cure. It is advocated âdispelling wind, reducing fever and dissipating dampness in clinical.
1. Indications: 1) Painful diseases: Neurotic headache, trigeminal neuralgia, toothache, angina pectoris, chest pain, intercostal neuralgia, neuralgia sciatica, and abdominal pain. 2) Chronic diseases: Bronchitis, peptic stomach ulcer, chronic gastroenteritis, diarrhea, diabetes mellitus, rheumatism, soft tissue injury, chronic nephritis, hemiplegia, arthritis, and muscular strain of the waist. 3) Functional diseases: Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, functional disturbance of vegetative nervous system, intestinal paralysis, and stomach spasms. 4) Neurological diseases: Neurasthenia, spasm of facial muscles, facial palsy, and neurotic deafness. 5) Inflammatory diseases: Tonsillitis, pharyngitis, stomatitis, rhinitis, bronchitis, periarthritis of shoulder, cholecystitis, nephritis, and arthritis. 6) Acute diseases: High fever with convulsions, acute angina pectoris, acute attack of epilepsy, acute larygopharyngitis, acute conjunctivitis, and acute gastritis.
2. Characteristics: 1) Holistic principles in the treatment of disease are followed. This includes treating internal diseases with external therapy and treating general diseases with local therapy. 2) Hand therapy is a simple treatment with numerous indications, including common internal diseases, surgical problems, and gynaecological, pediatric, and ENT disorders. 3) This treatment is cheap, convenient and safe. 4) It can be used to treat diseases as well as improve the health of normal people. 5) It can be done by the patients themselves for early diagnosis and treatment. 6) It can produce good therapeutic results without harmful side effect. 7) The techniques of hand therapy can be widely popularized for broad application.
3. Precautions: 1) Care must be taken in treating pregnant women at early and later stages of pregnancy. 2) It must be used with care in potential surgical conditions such as acute appendicitis with indication of surgical intervention. 3) Hand therapy is prohibited for patients with necrotic, infectious, or pyogenic skin lesions of the hand.
In the 1967 film classic The Graduate, a businessman corners Benjamin Braddock at a cocktail party and gives him a bit of career advice. "Just one wordâ¦plastics."
Although Benjamin didn't heed that recommendation, plenty of other young graduates did. Today, the planet is awash in products spawned by the plastics industry. Residues of plastics have become ubiquitous in the environmentâand in our bodies.
A federal government study now reports that bisphenol A (BPA)âthe building block of one of the most widely used plasticsâlaces the bodies of the vast majority of U.S. residents young and old.
Manufacturers link BPA molecules into long chains, called polymers, to make polycarbonate plastics. All of those clear, brittle plastics used in baby bottles, food ware, and small kitchen appliances (like food-processor bowls) are made from polycarbonates. BPA-based resins also line the interiors of most food, beer, and soft-drink cans. With use and heating, polycarbonates can break down, leaching BPA into the materials they contact. Such as foods.
And that could be bad if what happens in laboratory animals also happens in people, because studies in rodents show that BPA can trigger a host of harmful changes, from reproductive havoc to impaired blood-sugar control and obesity (SN: 9/29/07, p. 202).
For the new study, scientists analyzed urine from some 2,500 people who had been recruited between 2003 and 2004 for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Roughly 92 percent of the individuals hosted measurable amounts of BPA, according to a report in the January Environmental Health Perspectives. It's the first study to measure the pollutant in a representative cross-section of the U.S. population.
Typically, only small traces of BPA turned up, concentrations of a few parts per billion in urine, note chemist Antonia M. Calafat and her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, with hormone-mimicking agents like BPA, even tiny exposures can have notable impacts.
Overall, concentrations measured by Calafat's team were substantially higher than those that have triggered disease, birth defects, and more in exposed animals, notes Frederick S. vom Saal, a University of Missouri-Columbia biologist who has been probing the toxicology of BPA for more than 15 years.
The BPA industry describes things differently. Although Calafat's team reported urine concentrations of BPA, in fact they assayed a breakdown productâthe compound by which BPA is excreted, notes Steven G. Hentges of the American Chemistry Council's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. As such, he argues, "this does not mean that BPA itself is present in the body or in urine."
On the other hand, few people have direct exposure to the breakdown product.
Hentges' group estimates that the daily BPA intake needed to create urine concentrations reported by the CDC scientists should be in the neighborhood of 50 nanograms per kilogram of bodyweightâor one millionth of an amount at which "no adverse effects" were measured in multi-generation animal studies. In other words, Hentges says, this suggests "a very large margin of safety."
No way, counters vom Saal. If one applies the ratio of BPA intake to excreted values in hosts of published animal studies, concentrations just reported by CDC suggest that the daily intake of most Americans is actually closer to 100 micrograms (Âµg) per kilogram bodyweight, he saysâor some 1,000-fold higher than the industry figure.
Clearly, there are big differences of opinion and interpretation. And a lot may rest on who's right.
Globally, chemical manufacturers produce an estimated 2.8 million tons of BPA each year. The material goes into a broad range of products, many used in and around the home. BPA also serves as the basis of dental sealants, which are resins applied to the teeth of children to protect their pearly whites from cavities (SN: 4/6/96, p. 214). The industry, therefore, has a strong economic interest in seeing that the market for BPA-based products doesn't become eroded by public concerns over the chemical.
And that could happen. About 2 years after a Japanese research team showed that BPA leached out of baby bottles and plastic food ware (see What's Coming Out of Baby's Bottle?), manufacturers of those consumer products voluntarily found BPA substitutes for use in food cans. Some 2 years after that, a different group of Japanese scientists measured concentrations of BPA residues in the urine of college students. About half of the samples came from before the switch, the rest from after the period when BPA was removed from food cans.
By comparing urine values from the two time periods, the researchers showed that BPA residues were much lowerâdown by at least 50 percentâafter Japanese manufacturers had eliminated BPA from the lining of food cans.
Concludes vom Saal, in light of the new CDC data and a growing body of animal data implicating even low-dose BPA exposures with the potential to cause harm, "the most logical thing" for the United States to do would be to follow in Japan's footsteps and "get this stuff [BPA] out of our food."
Kids appear most exposed
Overall, men tend to have statistically lower concentrations of BPA than women, the NHANES data indicate. But the big difference, Calafat says, traces to age. "Children had higher concentrations than adolescents, and they in turn had higher levels than adults," she told Science News Online.
This decreasing body burden with older age "is something we have seen with some other nonpersistent chemicals," Calafat notesâsuch as phthalates, another class of plasticizers.
The spread between the average BPA concentration that her team measured in children 6 to 11 years old (4.5 Âµg/liter) and adults (2.5 Âµg/L) doesn't look like much, but proved reliably different.
The open question is why adults tended to excrete only 55 percent as much BPA. It could mean children have higher exposures, she posits, or perhaps that they break it down less efficiently. "We really need to do more research to be able to answer that question."
Among other differences that emerged in the NHANES analysis: urine residues of BPA decreased with increasing household income and varied somewhat with ethnicity (with Mexican-Americans having the lowest average values, blacks the highest, and white's values in between).
There was also a time-of-day difference, with urine values for any given group tending to be highest in the evening, lowest in the afternoon, and midway between those in the morning. Since BPA's half-life in the body is only about 6 hours, that temporal variation in the chemical's excretion would be consistent with food as a major source of exposure, the CDC scientists note.
In the current NHANES paper, BPA samples were collected only once from each recruit. However, in a paper due to come out in the February Environmental Health Perspectives, Calafat and colleagues from several other institutions looked at how BPA excretion varied over a 2-year span among 82 individualsâmen and womenâseen at a fertility clinic in Boston.
In contrast to the NHANES data, the upcoming report shows that men tended to have somewhat higher BPA concentrations than women. Then again both groups had only about one-quarter the concentration typical of Americans.
The big difference in the Boston group emerged among the 10 women who ultimately became pregnant. Their BPA excretion increased 33 percent during pregnancy. Owing to the small number of participants in this subset of the study population, the pregnancy-associated change was not statistically significant. However, the researchers report, these are the first data to look for changes during pregnancy and ultimately determining whether some feature of pregnancyâsuch as a change in diet or metabolism of BPAâreally alters body concentrations of the pollutant could be important. It could point to whether the fetus faces an unexpectedly high exposure to the pollutant.
If it does, the fetus could face a double whammy: Not only would exposures be higher during this period of organ and neural development, but rates of detoxification also would be diminished, vom Saal says.
Indeed, in a separate study, one due to be published soon in Reproductive Toxicology, his team administered BPA by ingestion or by injection to 3-day-old mice. Either way, the BPA exposure resulted in comparable BPA concentrations in blood.
What's more, that study found, per unit of BPA delivered, blood values in the newborns were "markedly higher" than other studies have reported for adult rodents exposed to the chemical. And that makes sense, vom Saal says, because the enzyme needed to break BPA down and lead to its excretion is only a tenth as active in babies as in adults. That's true in the mouse, he says, in the ratâand, according to some preliminary data, in humans.
Vom Saal contends that since studies have shown BPA exhibits potent hormonelike activity in human cells at the parts-per-trillion level, and since the new CDC study finds that most people are continually exposed to concentrations well above the parts-per-trillion ballpark, it's time to reevaluate whether it makes sense to use BPA-based products in and around foods.
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Great event and all the points are significant. But making sure that you arenât building a business based on something that is already invented is not always the best idea. It's like Facebook. It wasn't the first to appear but the first among similar. Customer focus plays the crucial role.
Le piÃ¹ recenti tecniche di neuroimmagine hanno rivoluzionato il modo di studiare la mente. La sensibilitÃ dei nuovi strumenti riesce a svelare i meccanismi fondamentali dei comportamenti umani. Da piÃ¹ parti si accende il dibattito per un uso corretto delle nuove metodologie. La neuroetica muove i suoi primi passi. Verso quale direzione, lâabbiamo chiesto a Raffaella Rumiati, docente di neuropsicologia alla Sissa di Trieste e a Laura Boella, ordinario di filosofia morale allâuniversitÃ Statale di Milano e autrice del recente "Neuroetica. La morale dopo la moraleâ.
Realizzato da Giulia e Giovanni, studenti del I anno del Master in Comunicazione della Scienza della Sissa
Probioticele nu sunt doar secretul pentru o stare mai buna de sanatate si un sistem imunitar mai puternic, ci si pentru tratarea problemelor digestive, neurologic si de ordin psihic. Studiile continua sa descopere si sa dovedeasca faptul ca beneficiile si efectele secundareÂ ale acestora depasesc cu mult ceea ce credeam pana acum. In cele ce urmeaza […]
a world-renowned researcher and expert in field of vision,
perception and cognitive neuroscience inspired artists from LAAA/Gallery 825
to create new work reflecting scientific principals
exploring the intersection between photography, neuroscience and the arts.
Ann Marie Rousseau photographs Romann Weber for "Science and Surveillance"
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
SMALL GALLERY and MAIN GALLERY
Science and Surveillance
The work in this project plays off Shinsuke Shimojoâs studies on perception and the interplay of emotion, decision-making and consciousness.* Our eyes are constantly scanning our surroundings in rapid leaps, instantaneously accumulating information as they move several times per second, all without conscious effort or knowledge. Shimojo describes the âgaze cascade effect,â in which a subject's gaze between two objects under consideration gradually shifts to favor the object ultimately chosen. Research has indicated that these gaze cascades, also called orienting, are deeply involved in higher-level brain functions such as decision making.
In experiments asking subjects to compare two faces and label one as either attractive or unattractive, Shimojo discovered that the more that someone looks at a particular face, the more he or she wants to look at it, and consequently the more likely it becomes that the face will be labeled as âattractive.â This happens even before the viewer makes a conscious decision. His research also found that the participants' judgments of attractiveness versus unattractiveness could be manipulated by limiting the length of time they were allowed to look at a particular face. According to Shimojo, the unconscious, spontaneous movements of the eyes work in concert and affect what are presumed to be more deliberate cognitive tasks when making choices.
Various studies in cognitive and neuro sciences have demonstrated that imagesâof a face, for instanceâand semantic contents such as verbal labels interact through various mechanisms in order to produce a stable and consistent interpretation of the image. In todayâs modern surveillance society, labeling occurs in myriad ways, both benign and nefarious. This continual labeling has far broader scope and more serious consequences than ordinary judgments of "attractive" and "unattractive," but it is perhaps influenced by some of the same subliminal forces shown in Shimojoâs work.
The lineup of "perpetrators" in this installation shows faces with labels quite contrary to the presumed task of security surveillance, which aims to identify malefactors, terrorists, criminals, dangerous subjects and other potential wrongdoers. Instead these labels, which have been loosely extrapolated from the Buddhist tenets of the ten perfections, seek to discern those with traits most useful, beneficial, lasting and constructive for society. Although these labels are essentially positive, the viewer cannot help but approach them with a consciousness of what it is to be watched and labeled specifically, and an appreciation of the complex tensions inherent in labeling in general.
â¢âGaze bias both reflects and influences preference,â Shinsuke Shimojo, Claudiu Simion, Eiko Shimojo, & Christian Scheier, Nature Neuroscience, Advance online publication, 9 November 2003; doi:10.1038/nn1150
Ginger Van Hook
Mei Xian Qiu
Ching Ching Cheng
Krista Kahl and Ann Marie Rousseau
Krista Kahl, Mei Xian Qiu and Ann Marie Rousseau
Krista Kahl and Ginger Van Hook during the installation
of Connection 1 and Connection 2. Photo by Ann Marie Rousseau
Dori Atlantis, Ching-Ching Cheng, Meg Madison and Mei Xian Qiu
6' x 17' x 13' Digital Photographs, Plexiglass, Monofilament
Photo by Ann Marie Rousseau
9"x9"x9" Urethane, PigmentPhoto by Ann Marie Rousseau
Yoichi Kawamura, Shana Mabari and Shinsuke Shimojo
42â x 42â x 42â Plexiglass Cube + Mixed Materials
Photo by Ann Marie Rousseau
9"x9"x9" Urethane, Pigment
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Yoichi Kawamura, Shana Mabari and Shinsuke Shimojo
42â x 42â x 42â Plexiglass Cube + Mixed Materials (Photo by Ginger Van Hook)
Mei Xian Qiu
Dimensions Varied â Plexiglass Cube, Water,
Used Motor Oil, Projector, Tempera.
(Photo by Ginger Van Hook)
A good blog topic can make or break a blog. Like some partners some blogs and their owners just don't fit no matter which way you look at it. Make sure before you spend 3 to 6 months of slog to develop your blog that you haven't placed your ladder against the wrong wall.
Here are a few tips that will get you thinking about your Blogger Blogspot blog topic and how important it is to choose the right one for you.
1. Choose a blog topic that you are passionate about You are going to be writing content about this blog topic for 365 days of the year for at least 2-5 years. For that to work successfully you have to have some passion otherwise the tedium will wear you down.
Conversely if you are really passionate about a topic that passion will shine through in your blog and like a big magnet attract others.
2. Choose a blog topic that interests you not just interests others Yes you can make money writing about making money but if you aren't interested in money you have a problem. The topic itself may be viable commercially but readers will soon figure out you are in it for the money not the fun. Make sure you are genuinely interested in your blog topic and not just choosing it because it seems to be a hot topic. Don't forget readers are going to want new and fresh content and will not stick around if you are not up to providing it.
3. Choose a blog topic that has potential for readership If you choose a more unusual blog topic then you may find you are the only one interested in it. However if you have very little competition you will be able to quickly carve out a niche for your blog. Research your market. Check out forums. Identify if there actually is a gap waiting to be filled. If there are a lot of others writing about the same topic can the market sustain another blog or will it be a hard slog to get traffic. Know your audience.
Attracting visitors and maintaining readership are important factors in ensuring that your blog will generate a steady income stream. If monetization is important to you check your blog's potential for adding relevant ads and affiliate marketing.
4. Know your subject area How well do you know the subject matter of your chosen blog topic? Readers will quickly assess your knowledge of your blog topic and will expect you to deliver the goods.
If you are passionate but not very knowledgable how will you find the information you need to create new material? Creating content is time consuming and it requires good research skills. Have you got access to the kind of information you are going to need?
As a general rule don't choose a topic you know very little about or you may find yourself floundering once you have exhausted your own ideas.
5. What's your angle? Identify your angle when choosing a blog topic Knowing your subject is one thing but finding a fresh angle is something else. If you want to create a blog in a subject area that is already heavily populated with other blogs you are likely to be more successful if you can find a good angle that has yet to be exploited. Most information isn't new it is just repackaged. How will you pitch your blog? Check out other blogs and identify what aspects might not be so well covered. Make a list of these and ask yourself if any of these areas has enough scope to sustain a blog by itself.
6. Choose a blog topic with a medium to long shelf life Your blog topic might be great but will readers be interested in it a year or two down the track? This is particularly true for technology based blogs where products come and go and change happens at a rapid rate. Rethink your idea if your topic may not have long term sustainability. Ask yourself if there is a way to reframe it so that it will be more ongoing rather than of short duration.
7. Clearly define the parameters of your blog topic Do you know what the parameters of your blog topic are? What you will cover and what you won't? If you don't know what the limits of your blog are others won't know either.
It pays to carefully define these or you run the risk of trying to cover everything and losing your audience because they have no idea what your blog is about. Often the most successful blogs are those that focus on a specialist subject and stick within those guidelines.
Jot down now what your blog actually covers. Include your material and your audience in this. For instance, is your blog for everyone or is it focussed on beginners only like this blog? Deciding this early on will make it easy to pitch your articles in a particular way. If you have no clarity you may find you write good material but it is not pitched to the right audience.
If you have lots of ideas for a blog topic you will need to crystallize these. Jotting down advantages and disadvantages will help you sort the wheat from the chaff. You may find you have several good ideas but select only one of these to concentrate on. Once things are up and running with your first venture you might decide to get cracking on the second idea but prioritize to start with.
Remember that laying the groundwork now will prevent disappointment further down the track. Your idea has a much greater chance of being successful if you spend some time getting clear about what you want from your blog and what you want to achieve. Even if your idea needs a lot of refining the exercise is a great opportunity to put some planning in place and planning your blog as in most things in life is one of the cornerstones of success.
Summary This article has focused on how to choose a great blog topic for a Blogger Blogspot blog. I have discussed 7 tips to help Blogspot bloggers especially those new to blogging choose a blog topic that will fit with their knowledge base and interests. Finding a good fit with your blog topic is one of the keys to success and worth taking the time to consider carefully. Any thoughts or ideas about this article. Please share them.
This article covers the main features of Blogger.com and compares some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Blogger platform with other blogging platforms such as Wordpress.
Creating your Blogspot blog at Blogger.com is a good choice for beginner bloggers as it is a free blogging platform with an easy interface and good features. More advanced webmasters may find the lack of some advanced features irritating but Blogger is definitely worth considering as a place to try out blogging at no expense. You can even use your own custom domain name or go with the default subdomain name that Blogger provides.
Blogger.com (Blogspot) Features
Blogger is a free blogging platform
Blogger is fast and easy to set up. It takes about 10 minutes to create a blog, configure the settings and add some gadgets.
Blogger is easy to use regardless of your level of technical knowledge. The interface is user friendly and intuitive. Tabs and buttons make it easy to navigate.
Bandwidth is unlimited with Blogger so there are no bandwidth issues with video and pictures
As Blogger.com is owned by Google there is a high degree of integration with other services like Google Analytics and Picasa Web Album (generous 1 GB of storage)
Easy to make money with Google Adsense and other banner advertising scripts which can easily be incorporated into your blog
It is possible to use your own custom domain rather than the default. For instance yoursite.com instead of yoursite.blogspot.com
Blogger supports Mobile blogging
Blogger gives users the option to tweak templates depending on their experience. Some knowledge of HTML, XML and CSS are needed. Alternatively you can upload your own template with built in features like advertising space, menus and other useful stuff. There are plenty of free templates for Blogger on the web. These can be customised to suit individual requirements
Comparison of the Blogger Platform with Wordpress While other on-line platforms like Wordpress.org have greater functionality and are more highly customisable there is also a much heftier learning curve. The Wordpress interface is clunkier to use than the Blogger one in my opinion. On the otherhand Wordpress offers 3 GB for media such as photos and video while Blogger is limited to 1 GB so this may swing the balance if you are intending to use a lot of multi-media on your site. The main drawback of the online version of Wordpress though is that it does not allow webmasters to add advertising such as Google Adsense instead it puts advertising on your blog and Wordpress reaps the benefits.
If you choose a self hosted option like Wordpress.com the maintenance is higher and the learning curve increases too. I have a self hosted Wordpress site which needs a lot more maintenance than any of the other sites I run on Blogger (Blogspot). Plus it is time consuming to find, download and customise plugins to extend Wordpress functionality for self hosted sites. Then there are the obvious disadvantages of having to FTP file uploads rather than making changes online as you do with Blogger. My experience with hosting is that there can be a lot of server downtime which can affect your return traffic. Here I am talking about the vagaries of free hosting not paid hosting which is usually far more reliable.
While Wordpress is constantly being updated to eliminate security risks and bugs Blogger is stable and eliminates a lot of the upgrade headache. Blogger comes with a few really annoying glitches that I have found in the interface but in general it is a breeze to use. I have found Wordpress to be equally, if not more bug ridden, so don't let a few minor interface issues put you off. Nothing is ever perfect right?
One of my main frustrations with Blogger is that it is not particularly search engine friendly. It needs a lot of tweaking to provide search engine optimisation. Also some very handy widgets are left off the default configuration. I am hoping these will be added by Blogger further down the track. In particular, I mean the lack of related posts and most popular posts widgets. These features would be very nice to have and facilitate navigation of a blog. On the other hand Blogger does come with some pretty nice widgets which seem to be developing all the time and it also has the option to extend further with third party widgets.
To get the most out of Blogger as a blogging platform, you might want to consider installing a custom template for a more professional and unique look. If you use your own domain name many would be hard pressed to know what blogging platform is being used. However, you would need to dispense with the Nav Bar completely otherwise it would be apparent to visitors that your blogging platform is Blogger.
This article has covered the main features of a Blogger.com blog. It has discussed some of the advantages and disadvantages of blogging using the Blogger platform in comparison to other blogging platforms such as Wordpress.
"Aaj hum yahaan aayein hain sabse ye kehne, ki kuch to karna hoga. Hum sabko kuch karna hoga."
"Koi bhi desh perfect nahi hota. Use perfect banaana hota hai. Police mai bharti honge, military join karenge, IAS banenge, politics ka hissa ban ke iss desh ki sarkaar chalaayenge. Ye desh badlega, hum badlenge ise." -- Rang De Basanti (2006) I quoted from Rang De Basanti, but it does not mean that this is going to be an incensed hysterical rant of a twenty-something someone which goes "Inquilab Zindabad!". Inquilab, sure. But let's put it into perspective and context. Inquilab will happen. One step at a time.
Election is coming. It's easy to talk about politics sitting in our rooms, dissing any and everything that is happening around us. Heck, even this post qualifies. People here in India, and people abroad too - US, Europe, or farther east, you name it. "India has gone beyond a point-of-no-return." Sure, it must have sounded profound sitting in a room in a high-rise with a city skyline view in some sophisticated corner of the world, or here, in India. Sorry, no. But I have no interest in a conversation that begins or ends with that sentence, whether you live in India, or live abroad and intend to come back. It does not sound profound to me because I intend to spend my life in this country, by choice. Hopefully.
I would not care if haters and dissers shoot holes into this post. By all means, go ahead. I admit I don't know my politics or economics. Let the intellectual masturbation begin. But I will not engage you in a conversation unless you give me a viable choice in the upcoming Delhi elections in November. We'll talk about NaMo vs Rahul Gandhi, sure, after the Delhi elections.
It is really sad that after 66 years of our country's independence, the issues today, still, in the capital of India are Water, Electricity, Safety of Women, and Corruption. Forget Infrastructure, Public Health, or a healthy eco-system for entrepreneurs, we haven't afforded ourselves that luxury. Not yet. We, the youth, are lucky to have been born at a very opportune moment in the history of our country. We have the privilege to be a part of the 'Indian growth story', to be the Indian growth story. Be a part of it. Engage. Of course, it is unreasonable to ask people to quit whatever they wish to do with their lives and set out "to clean the system". No. But help those who are trying, in whatever little way. You can still be a part of it. That's why I am writing this.
I know about a start-up that is trying to win the Delhi elections. I hope they do. It was unthinkable until a year ago, that a newly formed political party could think of forming a state government, let alone contesting elections with a strong foothold, or even fielding candidates in all the contested constituencies with confidence. Today, not so much. AAP doesn't have a long history, nor do they have the money or the adequate resources even, but they do have the passion and the will to do something. They believe they can, I believe they can. Sure, you or me might not agree with everything that they say or want to do, but do you agree with anyone a hundred percent? And if not them, who is your pick, and why? The question is whether anyone, anyone with the will and the passion can make a difference if they want? This is the test.
Santosh died. No, I am not using her name to sensationalize this and drive my point across. The fact is, a good person wanted to contest the elections, and she died. It is NOT trivial. Can you do something about it?
Take a look at their candidates list. Go ahead, look at their profiles. There is a commando who lost his hearing a hundred percent during 26/11, and was fired from the Army after that. Or this construction worker living in the slums, who is looking to contest from Rajouri Garden. And then, there is an ex-IRS IITian who championed the cause of RTI. He is pitting himself against Sheila Dixit. These people are getting their voice heard. We are getting our voice heard.
At the very least what I'm confident of is this, that these candidates won't be murderers or rapists, and that if they are deemed incapable or corrupt, they will be sacked by their own party. Atleast give these people a chance. One chance. And like all start-ups, they need money to scale. They have been angel funded by several investors, and are looking to mobilize resources through crowdsourcing.
What are you doing, Delhi? I'm jealous because you got this opportunity before I did. And things are happening and will, with or without you. Here's what the donations to AAP from our country looks like [link] :
Almost as much from Maharashtra as from Delhi?! And it's not even Maharashtra's elections! There is still time. Get on board with this, man.
1) You can donate in kind. There is much more than just money that is required to contest elections. You can give whatever you have to spare. [link]
2) You can adopt a constituency. From anywhere. [link]
3) You can make a recurring donation every month. [link]
4) Or, you can just donate once and be done with it. [link]
5) And the least you can do is get your voter i-card made and exercise your franchise. Vote. [link]
An incident happened not so long ago. Arvind Kejriwal was asked by a journalist, "What would you do if you don't win the Delhi elections?". He responded by saying, "If we lose, what will you do?"
Atleast we are talking about the right things.
So... what will you do?
Oh, and in this interview, Arvind Kejriwal answers most of the questions commonly posed by the haters and the dissers. Do watch. You might not agree with him or still be unsatisfied, but atleast hear what he has got to say.
If you know me personally, or have been following this blog, you would know that I am not someone who begs for likes and shares. But this one time, I will. If this post struck a chord, please share it. It's only a click, and is much less to ask than an Inquilab.
Objectives: There is growing evidence for a neuroadaptive model underlying vulnerability to relapse in opioid dependence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical measures hypothesized to mirror elements of allostatic dysregulation in patients dependent on prescription opioids at 2 time points after withdrawal, compared with healthy control participants.
Methods: Recently withdrawn (n = 7) prescription opioid-dependent patients were compared with the patients in supervised residential care for 2 to 3 months (extended care; n = 7) and healthy controls (n = 7) using drug cue reactivity, affect-modulated startle response tasks, salivary cortisol, and 8 days of sleep actigraphy. Prefrontal cortex was monitored with functional near-infrared spectroscopy during the cue reactivity task.
Results: Startle response results indicated reduced hedonic response to natural rewards among patients recently withdrawn from opioids relative to extended care patients. The recently withdrawn patients showed increased activation to pill stimuli in right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex relative to extended care patients. Cortisol levels were elevated among recently withdrawn patients and intermediate for extended care relative to healthy controls. Actigraphy indicated disturbed sleep between recently withdrawn patients and extended care patients; extended care patients were similar to controls. Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activation to drug and natural reward cues, startle responses to natural reward cues, day-time cortisol levels, time in bed, and total time spent sleeping were all correlated with the number of days since last drug use (ie, time in supervised residential treatment).
Conclusions: These results suggest possible re-regulation of dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and brain reward systems in prescription opioid-dependent patients over the drug-free period in residential treatment.
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Lisa's publisher very kindly sent me a copy of the book to review, so that's my disclosure.
When I first started reading this book, I felt completely overwhelmed. It really reminded me of some Jewish women that I know, and am somewhat afraid of - you know, those loud, bossy, neurotic types. It looked like this book was a handbook for becoming one of those, and I didn't really want any part of it. I argued with the book, with its lovely line drawings and wild typography, its luscious recipes and brazen declaration of female fabulosity.
But then, it started to grow on me. It made me laugh. It reminded me not to take it, and myself, so seriously. It reminded me that every one of those intimidating hot mamalahs in the gym was a daughter of G-d, a human with strengths, weaknesses and her own lovability. It reminded me that having fun is an important part of the human experience, that laughing and crying and being sexy and fabulous and funny and enjoying every delicious morsel you put in your mouth is our birthright as women, whether Jewish or not.
I've been blogging recently about akrasia, about the lizard brain and our tendency to self-sabotage. So many women have trouble with the Imposter Police, the feeling that you are not your true self in your professional persona, that you will be unmasked as a fraud any minute and taken away for impersonating someone you are not. So depressing.
Hot Mamalah is an antidote to this self-doubt. Deliberately working on an image of yourself as fabulous, strong and mistress of your own destiny, whether you follow the cocktail recipes in the book or not, has got to boost your self-esteem in all areas of life. At the very least, you can't brood while giggling your head off at some really preposterous statement. You don't really want to be someone whose "neuroses have neuroses", but you know somebody just like that. At the very least, be grateful you aren't her. How about "You know you are a Hot Mamalah because your hobbies include baking, knitting, eating and impassioned debate." Or "You know you are a Hot Mamalah because sultry, raucous, and nubile describes you ... and your appetizers."
The book is structured in the form of a meal (of course!). Starting with Aperitifs, continuing with Hors d'Oeuvres, through Le Plat Principal to Dessert. Each section contains lists, jokes, recipes and even some thoughtful advice about life, as well as the best kind of handbags to buy.
In our neuro-centric world-view, a person is equated to his brain. The neuro-discourse has penetrated all aspects of our lives from law to politics to literature to medicine to physics. As part of this neuro-revolution, huge military funding is supporting neuro-scientific research; a huge body of basic knowledge on memory, belief formation, cognition and sensory modalities has been gathered over years, with fieldslike social neuroscience, cultural neuroscience, neuroeconomics and neuromarketing has emerging to improve our lifestyle; neurotechnological know-how from wireless non invasive technologies to neuroelectronic interfaces is exponentially advancing; and neurotechnology business reports indicates the rapid increase in neurotechnological start ups and the willingness of bringing neurotechnological products to the market. In my opinion, all the aforementioned indicators indicate that neurotechnology can be potentially used to control social dynamics.
Rise of the Neuronovel. Marco Roth at N+1 argues that the recent interest of contemporary novels (Motherless Brooklyn, Saturday, Atmospheric Disturbances) in the disordered wetware of their characters represents a defeat for fiction. "...the new genre of the neuronovel, which looks on the face of it to expand the writ of literature, appears as another sign of the novel's diminishing purview." Jonah Lehrer responds to Roth and Roth responds back.
The Neuroscience of McGriddles: Evolutionary biology offers hypotheses about why we enjoy eating. "When you eat at McDonald's, a big part of the pleasure comes from the fact that the food is sustenance, fuel, energy. Even mediocre food is a little rewarding."
Once again, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Wake Forest Baptist garners top-50 national rankings in six specialties, according to the 2017-18 report, released today. They are Cancer (No. 27), Nephrology (No. 27), Geriatrics (No. 33), Gynecology (No. 33), Ear, Nose & Throat (No. 34) and Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 37).
A new study has found that children born extremely premature to women who are overweight or obese before the pregnancy are at an increased risk for low scores on tests of intelligence and cognitive processes that influence self-regulation and control, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
A study of 97 youth football players ages 9 to 13 years who participated in different age- and weight- based levels over four seasons of play found that that youngsters experienced a total of 40,538 head impacts. Measures of linear head acceleration and the number of impacts per player in competition versus practice sessions differed significantly depending on the youngsters' age/weight level, as reported in the study published in the June issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma.
Ã¢ÂÂMommy, you need to come home. DaddyÃ¢ÂÂs had a
stroke.Ã¢ÂÂ ThatÃ¢ÂÂs the phone call Sheila Allen of High Point received last April,
while out of town on business. Her two young daughters had called 911 and paramedics
had taken her 51-year-old husband Steven to the hospital.
As she rushed home, she found out that Steven had actually
suffered three strokes Ã¢ÂÂ the third one as he was being loaded into the
ambulance to be taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He
spent more than a month in Wake Forest BaptistÃ¢ÂÂs neurosciences intensive care
unit, and another couple of weeks undergoing rehab at the J. Paul Sticht Center
at Wake Forest Baptist.
A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the April 19 online edition of the journal BMC Psychiatry.
A routine blood test that measures kidney function can be a valuable predictor of short-term outcomes for stroke patients, according to a study led by a neurologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Recortar las uÃ±as - si se muerden las uÃ±as, feo y masticado, probablemente estÃ¡s desmotivado para pasar tiempo en la preparaciÃ³n de los. Esto es totalmente equivocado. Siempre es importante aprender manicure adecuado y tratamiento para las uÃ±as de la preparaciÃ³n. Es imprescindible en las primeras etapas. Haciendo esto regularmente le ayuda a empezar a pensar sobre las uÃ±as de una manera positiva. Tener la actitud correcta ayuda a fortalecer su determinaciÃ³n para dejar de fumar y no volver. Obtener las herramientas adecuadas para facilitar el trabajo. AquÃ hay un enlace para uÃ±as cuidado herramienta que se puede utilizar.
Entienda su disparador - necesita conocer la psicologÃa y la fisiologÃa de sus penetrantes rituales. Son mucho mÃ¡s complejos de lo que imaginas. Gran parte de lo que lleva a morderse las uÃ±as se realiza en un nivel casi inconsciente. Comience a entender cuÃ¡les son los rituales para que pueda identificarlos y desarrollar medios alternativos para desviar y redirigir su ritual a algo no destructivas para las uÃ±as.
Esta operaciÃ³n puede llevarse a cabo dentro de un lenguaje simbÃ³lico, como en deseos, o en la hipnosis extremadamente especÃficos Londres, basado en lo que establece el inconsciente. Sin embargo, para sin importar lo que la razÃ³n principal, continua onychophagists (uÃ±as pinzas cortantes) probablemente serÃ¡ consciente de cuÃ¡n difÃcil es interrumpir esta perjudicial prÃ¡ctica.
Usted debe hacer uso de la crema hidratante con frecuencia para que se puedan preservar los poros y la piel muy suave y ademÃ¡s evitar las cutÃculas rasgado. Por ejemplo, como un sustituto de morderse las uÃ±as serÃ¡s capaz a limarlas.
Lo verdaderamente se observa con frecuencia en un montÃ³n de personas fÃsicas que posean el comportamiento de un clavo muerde una vez que estÃ¡n en la ansiedad o en circunstancias difÃciles. No podrÃa ser Ãºtil a veces; para mantener a ponerse un guante a pesar del hecho de que las condiciones meteorolÃ³gicas en cualquier otro caso.
UÃ±as mordidas ser increÃblemente malestar vulnerable, en particular donde los poros y la piel satisface el borde de uÃ±as. La pintura en esmalte de uÃ±as, no funciona, no funcionarÃ¡ para usted personalmente posiblemente.
Notificar al individuo a proporcionar convenido en recordatorio y nuevamente. Y este tipo de selecciÃ³n de piel o pelo-tirando ocasionalmente podrÃa acompaÃ±ar clavos penetrantes. Pulse de nuevo las cutÃculas muy cuidadosamente y mantenerse alejado de picar y enjuague con calor h2o.
Esto fue simplemente porque gastado mucho tiempo jardinerÃa que solÃa estar adquiriendo generalmente polvo atrapado firmemente por debajo de mis uÃ±as nuevas.
En un establecido de guantes para proteger las uÃ±as de su asalto del diente. Porque morder uÃ±as es comÃºnmente una reacciÃ³n a la ansiedad, creando una reacciÃ³n distinta puede hacer salir llevando a cabo. Es posible considerar ganchillo Cruz costura y tejido. Sin embargo, sÃ³lo una pequeÃ±a proporciÃ³n de las otras personas mayores morder las uÃ±as.
Clavo morder (onychophagia) es un hombre de Ã¡rea y las mujeres hacen para aliviar la tensiÃ³n. Cualquier momento que un hombre o una mujer comienza a morder inconscientemente ausente con las uÃ±as, un estilo amargo definitivo vendrÃ¡ como un recordado para detener a morderse las uÃ±as.
Por lo tanto permite comenzar a debatir cÃ³mo morderse las uÃ±as repercute en su salud en general. A veces, dibujo, garabatos o simplemente disfrutar con una cosa como parte de las Palmas es generalmente una ayuda maravillosa.
Esta funciÃ³n puede llevarse a cabo dentro de un lenguaje simbÃ³lico, como en objetivos, o en la hipnosis realmente especÃficos Londres, basado en lo que decide el inconsciente. No obstante, para sin importar lo que la razÃ³n principal, onychophagists a largo plazo (uÃ±as pinzas cortantes) probablemente serÃ¡ consciente de cuÃ¡n duro es realmente interrumpir esta daÃ±ando la rutina.
Es necesario utilizar la crema hidratante tÃpicamente como una forma de mantener los poros y la piel muy delicada y ademÃ¡s de parada de las cutÃculas rasgado. Como ejemplo, como una alternativa de morderse las uÃ±as serÃ¡s capaz a limarlas.
En realidad, la mayorÃa de la gente nunca use perjudicial medicina o esmalte de uÃ±as. Informar al individuo para proporcionar convenido en recordatorio y detrÃ¡s otra vez. Y este tipo de selecciÃ³n de piel o pelo-tirar podrÃa acompaÃ±ar a menudo penetrantes clavos.
Mantenerse alejado de la corte conducir otra vez las cutÃculas con bastante cautela y enjuague con agua potable de calor. Esto fue simplemente porque invertÃ una jardinerÃa de mucho tiempo que habÃa ido adquiriendo generalmente suciedad atrapada firmemente por debajo de mis uÃ±as nuevas.
Vestido en un establecido de guantes para defender las uÃ±as de su asalto de su diente. CÃ³mo dejar graves clavo mordiendo considerando morder uÃ±as es comÃºnmente una reacciÃ³n a la ansiedad, creando una reacciÃ³n distinta puede hacer salir sucediendo.
Trabajo durante diez minutos es suficiente para empezar disminuyendo sus rangos de tensiÃ³n y comenzar la experiencia significativamente mucho mejor!
Clavo morder (onychophagia) es una cosa individuos hacer para aliviar la ansiedad. Cualquier momento que una persona comienza a morder inconscientemente ausente en las uÃ±as, un sabor amargo definitivo llega a ser un recordado para evitar morderse las uÃ±as.
Por tanto permite Inicio apagado para debatir cÃ³mo morderse las uÃ±as repercute en su bienestar. A menudo, dibujar, dibujar o simplemente activamente jugando con una cosa en las palmas podrÃa ser una ayuda maravillosa.
And donât believe that any initiative to help our society needs to be a non-profit. Profits are a major driver of innovation. If we can harness that innovation for the good of mankind, then it behooves us to do so.
Calling all entrepreneurs, academicians, concerned citizens, holders of strong convictions: We need your help.Â Those of us in the business of assisting small business owners would attest to the fact that there’s no shortage of intrepid individuals looking to seek their entrepreneurial fortunes.Â The question is: Does the region support their efforts?Â How do you
This is the story of the unlikeliest of business people. It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment and catalyst of her foray into entrepreneurship, but during the 1980’s, she was actively involved in importing shoes from Italy to Ghana. In the 1990’s however, her life took an unexpected turn and so did her business. She
I just wanted to bring to your attention a worthy cause that I think all working people should get behind.
Today the âScrap the Taxâ campaign has been officially launched to get the government to do away with the 50p tax rate.
537 business leaders, who might possibly be subject to paying the higher rate, have signed a letter to the Telegraph stating that the 50% tax rate for those earning as little as Â£150,000 should be scrapped.
The six figure salaried strugglers claim it is harming entrepreneurialism and job creation. However, if we were to let them pay less tax it would actually help the economy. If say, someone earning a high salary paid Â£50,000 rather than Â£100,000 in tax that would mean more wealth for us all. It might not sound right, but trust them, theyâre cleverer than you are. After all, they have a well paid job and are in charge of hiring and firing (mainly firing) lots of people.
I think this is something we could all support so please give anything you can. Or should I say keep giving everything you can. An extra 2.5% in VAT, a decent pay rise, your child tax credits or even, if you could spare it, your job. Perhaps you could think about stacking shelves at Tescoâs for free. Every little helps.
Please give generously. Remember, those corporate dinners accompanied by bottles of vintage Beaujolais donât come for free you know.
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I just let out a big exhale as I begin to type the letters to this page. I feel like I should update this blog. Itâs been a long while since I have.
Itâs been a year since I ran my last ultra, Voyageur 50 Mile Endurance Run. Man, that one took a toll on me. My body finally got through to my brain. I had to stop ignoring and denying the pain I was going through; although feeling pain was better than feeling the emotion, the seriousness of what I was doing to myself. Why do I always have to hurt myself?? What am I trying to fill up? Run away from? Fill the hole..with booze, with running, with food.
After healing from cellulitis, the fractures, another neuroma, and tendonitis after Voyaguer, I began to walk and was quite concerned when walking was still painful. I was so inflamed. The nerve damage kept my feet numb, the walking spread the numbness to my ankles into my shins. Wasnât I even going to be able to hike? What had I done? Serious damage? Iâd quickly stomp out that thought and go back into denial. Iâll be fine. Iâve been here before. Yes, I sure have, too many times. I can barely walk, I try to run through the pain, I ignore my body, breaking down further, gritting my teeth with every step and this becomes normal. Not really cool, Jul. You have one body. ONE BODY!
For the past five years Iâve been in pain while running but running in pain was better than not running at all. That was all that mattered. That I was running.
In January, 6 months after Voyageur, still not able to run more than a few steps, I was praying for healing, praying to run again. I was back in this too familiar spaceâ¦praying for healing from injury once again so that I could run once more and then what..do this all over again. The cycle continues. Eventually I âheardâ from God as I sat on a bench in the woods. âWhat if you prayed for release from this burden to run?ââI can release this burden from youâ What? No. No. No no no . Itâs not a burden. I am a runner, I run. Thatâs who I am, what I am. Moving onâ¦not giving that thought any more attention. Nope, no thanks. Iâm good.But I wasnât.
I couldnât deny the fact months later, that I was still in pain: my ankles, my knees, my hipsâ¦everything ached, was inflamed, swollen, a mess.I couldnât bend down to my lower cabinets in the kitchen, I couldnât walk down my steps without bowing my knees out and holding the rail. Most of the time I had to come down sideways. My family would follow me saying âslow moving trafficâ. I had some pretty crazy frantic, manic thought processes as the thought of not running came to solidify in my brain, my heart, my prayer.
The more I listened, the more I knew what I needed to do. I began to pray for release from the burden of âhavingâ to run. True release from that need. Not just lip service. I really had to run. I felt running made me whole. I defined myself as a runner. I prayed.I struggled. I went to a recovery group. I needed help with this one. I am not one to ask for help. I can do it all myself. Not this time. I needed others to help me. Something that was dear to me, that defined me, that was my life, I needed to let it go. I didnât know if I could. I knew that it was hurting me, I knew that I could no longer control it. I had tried running 5 miles each day, telling myself I wasnât going to race anymore. I would only run a good 5-7 each day . I had been saying that for years!I would then run 10 and 20 and then enter a 50K, a 50 miler, a 100 miler and end up in the same fricken place. Injured, trying to get back to the other side. I was always crossing the line . Something that was so good for me had become so dark. My running was looking much like my alcoholism. Damn.How the hell did this happen?
Very easily.I became obsessed, again. Obsessive compulsive, call it what you will. Addictive personality? Whatever. I ran in the morning, I ran at lunch, I ran in the evening. I ran all day, all night, more more more. I was shocked when I would read on FaceBook that others were running 2000 miles a year. Why not 4000? What? 4000 was always my yearly goal. Was it too much? I was applauded for my tenacity, my perseverance. I trained to take my pain and place it into a little black box, separate from me. I could run while blisters popped upon my feet, run with a broken ankle. I could run with tendonitis, fractures, extreme pain, because I had to finish. I didnât think it would result in serious injury.I was called a bad ass when really I was being a dumb ass. For 15 years I racked up miles upon miles and didnât suffer injury but after I had my hysterectomy I began to injury myself. First it was herniated discs, then over a dozen stress fractures, breaks, neuroma, surgery, foot numbness, nerve damage, celllulitis. One thing after another.80,000 miles was too much. I had to pay attention.I had to stop this insanity. This was no longer healthy.
I began to heal. After 9 months I could walk without pain. Iâd try jogging and stop after a few steps.Iâd remember where I was, that I didnât want to again cross that line. Iâve been hiking 6 miles each day. My feet are still numb due to the nerve damage, sometimes it goes into my ankles and into my shins. Every once in a while Iâll have neuroma flare up and excessive inflammation but it goes away. It is no longer chronic. That is the goal. No chronic inflammation.
I think back to Aliciaâs wedding shower two years ago. Amy was teaching a yoga class for us.I was unableto bend to the ground, I couldnât sit on the ground, I couldnât bend my knees. I couldnât stretch my calves, my hips were like glass, feeling fragile, ready to break. I was so full of inflammation that my body could no longerperform simple tasks. Istill ran though.Oh yeah, I ran.
Here I am, a year out since the last ultra and Iâm feeling really really good. I'm happy. I am at peace. I'm thankful, full of gratitude. Iâve dropped 25 pounds. I joined a hot yoga studio in Elk River. I just had this weird calling to check out yoga again, it had been a while and I wanted to do something in addition to hiking each day. I found a coupon through Groupon and bought 10 classes. I was scared to death. What do I know about hot yoga? I absolutely loved it. I love the heat, the meditation, sitting quietly, feeling the emotions, harnessing them, then letting them go with unattachment. I am learning so much. Feeling and letting go. Not feeling and denying or feeling and filling up with something else. Just feeling and being. Itâs incredible.Hot yoga has been healing for me. Spiritually, mentally and physically. I can now bend my knees to 90 degrees and more. I can walk down my stairs without pain and without bowing of the legs or sideways, gripping the rail. I can get into my lower kitchen cabinets. I am going to a hot yoga fusion (yoga flow/pilates) each MWF at 530 AM which is divine. Itâs challenging, strengthening and delicious. I attend an active flow on Saturday and a 90 minute combo/restorative on Sunday.
Last Sunday Alicia and I went an all day yoga event in Minneapolis. It was all about detoxing, vegan juices and lifestyle, various forms of yoga, rituals, crystals..we had such a good time. It was great to get together again. We werenât running. We were doing something else. Growing.It felt strange to be practicing yoga, caring for myself while on the same day that one year ago I was running Voyageur, hurting myself so badly. What a strange twist of events.
I miss running. I miss it very much but I no longer mourn it, I no longer wish that I were still running. I no longer pine away for it. It was a wonderful time, it was what I needed at that time in my life. It served itâs purposeand now I will move on. I can move forward. I can grow.
I find myself wanting to warn those whom I see following the same path as I. They are running through serious injury, taking weeks off to recover, only to do it again..because they are runners. It hurts more to stop than to continue. It is what and who they are. I know that scenario. I know that pain. I know the anguish. I want to let them know, but I donât. I ask them to be careful. Just be careful.
There are so many ultrarunners I know who areno longer running due to extreme injury. I donât know if they didnât tell me before or if I didnât care to listen to their story. Now I listen. Now I nod my head. I know. I know. I should have listened before.
Now, I am on the other side of that line that I kept crossing. Gratefully, I am no longer crossing that line.
In my last blog post I wrote about Voyageur 50 mile and the case of cellulitus that followed. Once I began the meds the redness went away but pain and inflammation hung on. After a week my doctor made an appointment for me to have an MRI. I learned that I had excessive tendonitis and tibial stress reaction.
I feel like my body has been giving me clues, well, maybe red flags, for quite some time. Perhaps it might be in my best interest to cut back on ultrarunning. At first I wasnât listening but as I meditate on this, think about this, pray on this, I realize I need to listen to my body. I am only going to have one. I need to respect it, nurture it, heal it. Ultrarunning may not be a part of that plan right now.
Amazingly, even to me, is that I feel OK with this. I am at peace. I am embracing the fact that I am not running 75 miles a week right now. I am OK with hiking, with yoga-I am really enjoying yoga- I am biking, I am walking..yes, just walking through the woods, through my neighborhood, and it feels good. I am running with Heidi and April on Wednesday after school for 5 or 6 miles or whatever mileage they are running. I am running on Saturday with Jenny at Whitetail or at Lake Maria solo or Elm Creek .. on Sunday Iâm running at Blue Hill after service, or before, or in the afternoon sometime. No real schedule. Iâm going to the gym to lift a few days a week..or not..depending on how I feel. Itâs pretty incredible, really. Yoga has become an every day treat.
I chose to volunteer at Superior 100 instead of run. I was nervous about the recovery from Voyageur. I did not want another case of cellulitus or any other problems. I didn't want the long recovery. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but once I made the decision I didnât feel mournful or full of spite or depressed. I felt relief! I was excited to volunteer. I marked the trail with Bonnie and Greg on Thursday, I worked Beaver Bay with Bonnie, Nancy and Tom and their team on Friday and with Bonnie and Maria and her team at Crosby from Friday PM to Saturday AM. It was great! I made a difference in otherâs races. It felt good to give back.
I feel like I am moving away from exercise compulsion. It is something that has consumed me for years. Do I need a title to cover the ultrarunning that Iâve been doing? No, I donât think so. I can remember when running changed from something healthy to something that was breaking me, to something that I abused myself with. I had difficulty in finding that line between health and obsessiveness and found that I would cross it every so often, then cross often, then find myself on the other side, not finding my way back. It began to look much like my alcoholism.
Running began as a way to lose weight in addition to dieting. When I began to run Troy was 6 months old. I had more weight than ever to lose. I've always dieted, my whole life, until recently, when I stopped. That is another post. An important post.
Running became a tool that I felt I needed to stay sober. I've been sober 20 years now. Running was a part of that. It was all connected. Running, weight loss, sobriety.
Iâve had a great run at ultrarunning, Iâve loved it, Iâve spent a zillion miles alone on the trail, in my own head, with Topaz, Iâve raced, Iâve been last, Iâve come back from injury, Iâve created friendships, Iâve won, Iâve had a blast, I've felt true joy; but I no longer feel that NEED. That NEED to have it that has driven me for so long. It is such a relief that the NEED is gone. It wasnât gone when I suffered herniated discs and didnât run for 5 months. It wasnât gone while I recovered from neuroma surgery . It wasnât gone when I broke my ankle. It wasnât gone when I fractured my tibia. It wasnât gone when another neuroma reared itâs ugly head. It wasnât gone when I was first diagnosed with cellulitis, excessive tendonitis and tibial stress reaction. All I thought of during those times is that I needed to run. I couldnât wait to recover so that I could do it all over again. But, it is gone now. That need is gone. I am so thankful. Iâm so grateful. It may come back or I just may feel like I again want to run a 100, who knows. I have IceBox on the schedule and I'll run, but the need, it's gone. For now it's gone. I feel blessed.
I wanted to share the results / process of the metabolic assessment that I had today. As I eluded to earlier, last February I began to enter races for this year. I had a long time off from running after neuroma surgery and it just really took a long time for me to be able to run again. 8 months or something dumb like that. Anyhow, that is a long time. When I was able to finally run again, I wanted to run again withOUT pain, withOUT beating myself up. I am also so done with restriction and being hungry all of the time. For years. I just want to run, to feel great, to eat!
I began to research different training methods when I again came across Maffetone low heart rate training. I remembered that my Dad used Phil Maffetone methods as he trained for Grandma's Marathon in 2000. We ran together and it was so awesome! I then saw that my friend, Tracy Hoeg, was training clients using Phil's methods. In February I reached out to her and she was willing to take me on. At first, in order to keep my heart rate at 140 or under, I had to WALK. I'd run a few steps, and walk. It was disheartening, going so slowly, but it wasn't beating me up, either. Every 3-4 weeks Tracy had me run a 10 mile MAF test. At first my MAF miles were in the 12-13 minute mile area. I was discouraged. I had to walk some of each mile to keep my heart rate down. As time went one, I would see great improvement. Pretty soon I was taking off 1:30 each mile, no walk breaks and feeling really good. I couldn't believe that I could run 10 miles, on track, without any ankle pain, without any joint soreness. I had also at this time, added in fats, due to Tracy's and Phil's recommendation.
I'm excited to preform another 10 mile MAF test next Thursday. So today I had an Active and Rest Metabolic Assessment at LifeTime Fitness, Chanhassen. A friend of mine, Heather, is a trainer there and preforms this test. I was so curious to see how my fat burning has increased. I knew that I was doing pretty well, because at Grandma's last Saturday I ran the whole race at 140 HR, had NO issues, it was hot, I did it on one bottle of UCAN. Incredible. I'm the one who needed one gel every 30 minutes.
I had to go into the test fasted. No breakfast, no coffee! I did fine without the breakfast but the coffee was tough! I stopped at Caribou on the way back from the test.
Heather hooked me up to a machine, attached a mask and the computer would read the data from my breathing. First was a rested assessment. I sat in a chair, closed my eyes and relaxed for 20 minutes. I learned that I now burn a lot of fat at rest. 96% of my burn is from fat while at rest.
We then went to the treadmill. After a warm up she had me run at 5.5 mph, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5 to watch my fat/sugar burn and define my heart rate zones. I burn most of my fat at below 147 HR.
I learned that I should eat more calories. My body burns 2180 just breathing. I burn 2834 going through life, without my workout.
I learned that my VO2 score is 48.7
My heart rate zones/burn
It was very informative and I'm glad that I completed the testing. Heather was very thorough and gave me so much data. There is more information that I still have to wade through. Heather really impressed upon me that I need to eat more food. I have restricted for so many years that this is kind of scary to me but I have made progress. I know that science shows I need to eat more. I'll have another assessment in a few months. It will be fun to compare the data. In other news, Steve and I are heading out for a drive vacation out west next month. We'll hit Glacier National Park to camp and hike for a few days and then south to Utah, where I've entered Capital Reef 50K. It begins at 7000feet elevation and much of the race is at 11000feet elevation. It ought to be a great trip, we are looking forward to it!
Late last year when I read that Grandmaâs Marathon would be celebrating its 40th Anniversary I knew that I had to enter the event. I had run 49 marathons; Grandmaâs had been my first-back in 1998 and would be my 50th marathon. I have run 11 Grandmaâs Marathons.
With a few 50Ks earlier this year, Psyco Wyco in February and Chippewa in April, I wasnât too concerned about training for a marathon. I and my friends, Heidi and April, began to run each Tuesday after school, on pavement, so I was getting my legs used to the asphalt. I ran a few 20s and a 30 on asphalt and felt good. So good, in fact, that I decided to enter FANS 24 hour run. I changed my mind, a week before FANS, as I was feeling some neuroma pain in my âgoodâ foot. I knew my foot would hold up for a marathon on asphalt but rethought the 24 hour business.
Heidi has relatives who live exactly on Mile 22 of the course, on London Road, on Lake Superior, right at the base of Lemon Drop hill. What a location !Her relatives opened their home to 16 of us. Seriously. We werenât even cramped!!They were the most hospitable, welcoming, warm people I have probably ever met.
Friday 4 of us rode together and rolled into the Expo about 4. I actually ran into people that I knew just by chance. It was a blast. I messaged Kim and we met up for a quick hello. So much fun to see good old friends.
We made our way to our hostsâ home for a dinner they prepared. Spaghetti, meatsauce, various salads, fruit, breads, a real banquet.We walked around the property, checked out the lake, the beautiful home and the lot. I was first to bed, at 830PM.Thatâs me!
At 430 I awoke, without an alarm, this is my regular wake time. I dressed and got myself ready for the day. I went up hoping for coffee and of course, our hosts had coffee brewing. Incredible.
The others began to filter into the beautiful 4 season sun room. We had breakfast and checked out the weather. A gorgeous sunrise was showing itself over Lake Superior, right in the back yard. It was amazing. The forecast had called for rain/thunderstorms but that was not going to happen today. I certainly didnât think it was going to be a black flag excessive heat warning, as it was!
For breakfast I had a sweet potato, avocado, coconut manna bowl. I sprinkled half a scoop of UCAN over it. Delish. My new pre race/long run meal for days I have time for digestion.
Since February I have been training using a low heart rate-140 (Phil Maffetone) or below-and have been adding more fats to my diet, in an effort to be able to burn more fat while running, not being so dependant upon gels. This gel every 30 minutes has become tiresome. (Superior 100) Also, the 140 HR allows a speedy recovery for me. Tracy has been helping me to train in this manner the past 4 months. Iâm loving it!
We were only down the hill from The Edgewater, where the busses were delivering runners to the start. We grabbed all of our stuff and were off. We rode the busses to the start and were ready to rock and roll!
Riding the bus to the start I couldnât help but recall previous Grandmaâs Marathons that I had run. My first. The one I ran with Dad. My family waiting on London Road. All of the friends I have met. So many memories.
As I was walking to the bag drop off I ran into so many people that I know from running. I wasnât looking for anyone, but yet I saw Kelly, Jim, Shelly, Doug, it was crazy. 10,000 people and again I am running into others that I know.
I removed my sleeves, it was already warm, it was going to be a toasty day. There wasnât a breeze, either.
The herd began to move toward the starting line, here it was, my 50th marathon!
I kept my heart rate at 140 or below the whole way. The heat caused it to rise a few times. I noticed the black flag warning of excessive heat at about mile 10. I then drank, grabbed a sponge at the aid stations and walked until it came back down to 140. Only a few steps, and back down it went. I wasnât going to push it.
During the race I used a scoop of UCAN at mile 18, I had a strawberry and orange slice during the race that was handed out.
At about mile 11 I was running along and pretty soon Scott was at my side!What a nice surprise!He and Greg were running together. We gabbed for a while and then they were running too fast.; I looked at my HRM and told them to have a good race, I was staying at 140. That was my plan.
At mile 19 I began to look for Kim, it was so great to see her and Barry. Hugs. I was ready to move on. At mile 22 I stopped to say hello to our hosts, then up the hill I climbed, onto the finish line.
I was getting warm. It was toasty. I saw the 445 pace time pass me, I was ok with that. My first marathon and slowest marathon was 459. I felt that this 50th marathon would probably be about the same. I was happy with that. I only wanted to finish healthy. My feet didnât hurt at all, nothing hurt. I was in a good place, albeit it a bit warm.
I thought about the 18 years that have passed since I first ran this marathon. I thought about my family, the friends that I have made, the sobriety I have kept, all of the lift changesâ¦running has been a constant.
I am truly blessed. I crossed the finish line with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. 4:50.I felt fantastic!
I watched the border collies play for a long time. I miss Topaz so much.
I know! 51! How in the world did that happen? Time truly does go by way too quickly. I haven't yet realized that I turned 50 last year. Crazy! Last year at this time I was having foot surgery. I am so glad that is in the past! My foot feels great. I have begun to feel little twitches of neuroma in my other foot, but it is very very minimal.
A fat ass run was scheduled for January 2 so I thought I'd run my birthday run at that time. The course was awesome. We ran at Elm Creek Singletrack in Maple Grove at the Elm Creek Park. What a fabulous trail. If you recall, I ran the Grizzle Run r there a while back during the summer which was a blast..the trails in the winter are just awesome! The fat bikes come through and totally smooth out the snow, making the surface fabulous. I'll be back this next weekend to put in a few long runs.
A little frosty!
We began at 6 AM at the trailhead. Many were running the 11 mile route, a few were running the 50K, I was making up my 51K.
I ran the first few miles with Therese. We caught up with one another and then I had to make a pit stop. I didn't run with anyone else the remainder of the 7 hours! We were pretty spread apart and I never really saw anyone else.
The weather was perfect. 10F, sunny, nice snow packed trails. Lovely. After the first 11 mile loop my water hose was becoming solid. I stopped off at my car and heated it up until the water flowed through. I hopped out of my car and there was Shelley! What a coincidence. She was out running 7 miles and we just happened to be in the lot at the same time. Fun! I headed out for loop 2. I came across a pile of gels. There were unopen, 8 of them strewn about the trail. I kind of nudged them off of the trail and placed them all in a neat circle. I hoped that someone would claim them as their own as they came through again. I didn't see them on loop 3. As I was running along I could hear dogs barking. It was the sound of dogs barking while having fun, not in distress. I took a detour and ran toward the barking. Sure enough, I came up on Elm Creek Dog Park! It was great. Border Collies playing frisbee, Goldens' playing fetch. I just stood there with tears in my eyes, thinking of how much I missed Topaz. I jogged back to the trail and finished up loop 3. I just felt so grateful to be able to run again. To be able to enjoy the woods, the snow, to be pain free. It was really a great 33 miles. My feet didn't hurt me, I just had a real blast. What a magical day.
Icebox 480.I hadnât run the Icebox 480 before. A timed race, of 480 minutes (8 hours). 2years ago I had a broken ankle and last year I had an evil mortonâs neuroma removal. I was so glad to give it a try this year!
The course is a single- track mountain biking trail â lots of hills â in the woods of Western Wisconsin on the Whitetail Ridge which consists of a loop of 7 or so miles-which is run as many times as possible, until the 8 hour limit expires. I love loops. I love a drop bag at the start/finish. Easy peasy fun o rama!
Saturday was a beautiful sunny day!I arrived to the course about 45 minutes before race time. I wasnât sure who was going to be running as there wasnât a list of entrants on the website. I was so happy to see Robyn and her mother as I pulled up in back of them.
I walked a few steps and saw Kevin, a few more steps to the start and there was Jim, Matt and Zach!It was so good to see them again. It was going to be a party on the trail! We kidded around about âway back in the dayâ and that we were âold school ultra runners.â I guess so.
As I was waiting in the line for the bathroom I saw Duke!! No way! I havenât seen him in years. When he told me that Eve was here, too, I was so excited!! Eve had an ice house set up near the start/finish to help crew for Duke. We squeeled in delight and hugged and laughed!! Man Iâve missed these two!
I placed my drop bag on the tarp and packed up some gels, music and a water bottle to carry. We were about to begin so I lined up near the back. Off we went!
The course was really great. Woods, lots of hills-constant up and down. There were two aid stations set up plus the start / finish. Awesome. I ran a comfortable pace, no goal other than to stay healthy and to have FUN!That was the order of the day.
I had an absolute blast.The first loop I ran alone, just taking in the sights. I was warming up so made a mental note to drop my long sleeved shirt at the start / finish. I removed my gloves,ate a gel every 30 minutes and just moved along, enjoying the woods.
At the start/ finish I dropped off some clothing and noticed that Jenny brought her new puppy, Jasper!OMG, I kissed him and held him and let him chew on me and let him lick my happy tears!He is just a little ball of love fuzz. As I ran out of the start/finish I had Topaz on my mind and just began to gasp and bawl. I just miss him so much. I know that I am lucky to have had him in my life for 14 years and I know that those years were well worth the feelings of sadness I have now..but I still miss him and cry and am mourning him.
Somewhere during this loop I ran into Janet. Janet finished the Gnarly Bandit last year so our conversations during the next loop centered around that. She was now training for HURT and looking to run without becoming dehydrated. It was fun to run a loop with her.
Back into the start/finish. More hugs and kisses to Jasper. I carried him around a bit and just loved on him.
I just really had a lot of fun. I spent the next 20 miles alone, just reveling in my thoughts, prayers and meditations. I never felt tired or grumpy or like I wanted the race to end. I just ran and ran, happy in my surroundings and thoughts. I never even played any music.
Before I knew it 7.50 hours had passed. I came into the start finish and was instructed to run the out and back mile for the duration until 8 hours had passed. As I was running back and forth I saw John and Bill cheering us on. What a great time!At the end of 8 hours I had run 36 miles. I was thrilled.
Wow, I didnât want to leave the party. I helped to clean up and tear down the tents.I cuddled up and carried Jasper around for a long time, played with him and had him follow me around. He helped to hear my heart a little bit. What a love bug. After visiting with Duke and Eve, Bill, John, Jim, Matt and Zac for a very long time, I watched them all leave and decided Iâd better do the same.
I will certainly run this again next year. I drove home with a big fat smile on my face!
â¦and in the 4th monthâ¦she RAN.RAN for REALZZZ!
Yeah, what a long recovery! It seems to be my latest pattern..a pattern which I need to break. I heal, I train hard, I run a couple of 100 mile races..and I heal a few months. So not cool.
As Iâve posted, I had mortonâs neuroma excise on January 9.I healed quite well from that but each time I ran after receiving a full release of activity from my surgeon, my knee swelled up like a melon!The pain!It felt like a grinding of bone deep in my knee. After the swelling would go down Iâd try it again. Same thing.
A few years ago while crossfitting a few times a week and running long distance I began to have some knee problems. After an MRI I learned my knee is bone on bone.
After a week off the pain subsided. It hadnât really hurt since.
After surgery I purchased a pair of Altraâs as they are advertised to have a wide toe box.Iâve been wearing Inov-8s since McNaughton 100, 2004, when I received a sponsorship from them. I am fortunate to still have this sponsorship. I receive a dozen pair a year.Well, every once in a while I stray and have bad results.(Hoka OneOne 2013 when I broke my ankle). I had been wearing the Altraâs since surgery.For some reason, last Monday I pulled out my trusty Inov-8s that I finished Superior 100 in. I went out to Lake Maria with Topaz and what do you know? I began to jog, braced for the knee pain..and ..nothing!No pain!I couldnât believe it. I laughed out loud, I smiled like a crazy woman. Topaz grinned from ear to ear!I ran. I didnât hurt. I ran for 2 hours in the beautiful woods on the soft trail. It was fabulous. I thanked God. I have been praying for this for months. God works in amazing ways. In so many ways in my life right now.
Since Monday I have been running each day. No pain. No swelling. Itâs incredible.
I wonât be running The Gnarly Bandit as I had planned. I wonât be running Zumbro 100 next Friday. There is always next year!I will be at Zumbro as Aid Station Captain for Aid Station Sand Coulee 2/3 all weekend. Iâm looking forward to it, to giving back to the sport that I love.If you will be down there be sure to say Hello!!
Boy, February blew by in a blast! Troy is coming home from U of M for the weekend to celebrate his 19th, or 4.75th birthday!My Leap Year baby. Iâm looking forward a weekend with the family. Weâll spend time in St Cloud with Tyler, tomorrow.
Thought Iâd post an update on the Mortonâs Neuroma surgery.My foot is healing very well. I have no more pain-a bit of swelling when I over-do it. I am able to run/jog a few miles before I can feel that it has had enough. Iâm good with that. Eventually Iâll add more miles.
Last week while running I noticed that my knee began to swell and there was quite a bit of pain. WTH? I kept running, figuring it would go away. Yeah, well it didnât. It swelled more. Iâve been icing and massaging, trying to get it to go down. Whatever.
Iâve been back in the gym the past two weeks now that I can place full weight on my foot. I need to do SOMETHING to lessen my anxiety/depression. I know that running served that cause in the past and am finding other ways to alleviate the symptoms. I find myself wondering if booze served that cause in the past? I suppose so. Lifting is certainly helping. I did an 8 week CrossFit bootcamp which was a lot of fun. Now Iâm lifting heavy shit again. I love it.
So it goes. Living each day the best I can. Life is GOOD!
Hysterectomy Recovery For Runners: the phrase that is most searched that reaches my blog. I thought I'd take the time to complete a follow up on my hysterectomy related to running.
Itâs been 4 years since my radical complete hysterectomy. Time has really moved along! I had it all removed vaginally: the uterus, the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the cervix. I had surgery at Mayo in Rochester after my mother, grandmother and aunts were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and cervical cancer. I had been having a vaginal ultrasound and CA125 (blood test) every 6 months since my Motherâs diagnosis, 9 years ago. Once the tumors on my ovaries began to grow and my CA125 began to increase, it was time to go under the knife.
First of all, there is SO MUCH MISINFORMATION regarding running and hysterectomy! Who writes that shit? I was truly scared that I wouldnât run again after all of the garbage I read. I even read from multiple sources that women NEED high levels of estrogen to run. Why? How? What? Ridiculous!
After I had decided to have the hysterectomy I began to look up articles relating to women, hysterectomy and ultra running. There isnât much out there. I found a site called Hystersisters that had a few running articles available from women but most were dismal, depressing and had the âwhy meâ syndrome. Give me a break.
(if you click on Hysterectomy on the left bar you will find all of my hysterectomy related posts)
So, yes, I do run. I run many miles. I love running now just as much as I did prior to hysterectomy. If you are here researching running and hysterectomy let me tell you that YOU WILL RUN again! Do not fear that you will have to sit on the couch and become inactive other than the bon bons to the mouth syndrome. Not so. There are changes, however.
I am 50 now. I had my surgery at 46. I hadnât even started menopause and I believe that banging full force into menopause via hysterectomy is more difficult on one that mellowing up to itâ¦naturally experiencing a reduction of hormones. I began hot flashes while in the hospital, the day after the surgery. They are still constant and very intense but hey, I can live with them. I no longer change my sheets during the middle of the night..I just go back to sleep in a pile of wet sheets. I became very tired of changing sheets every night. Forget it!
Due to the constant hot flashes I now keep the house at 67F. Iâm never cold. I used to keep the house at 72F. No thanks!
At work I always froze. FROZE! I wore multiple layers and never removed them. I wore lots of fleece. Now I wear 2 layers and always remove one during the day.
I run with many zippers! I sometimes feel like a hot sausage running down the trail. Zippers allow me to let the steam escape and cool down. Whew! Then I get cold and zip back up.
After the hysterectomy I incurred injury. I experienced a double-whammy. While recovering from hysterectomy I laid upon the couch, looking at my iPhone and iPad, I watched TV with my neck to my chin..I guess. Apparently that movement caused stress upon my spine. I didnât know it until July, but I herniated two discs in my upper spine-neck at this time. Painful as hell.
(if you click on herniated discs on the left you will see myposts relating to the discs)
I began to walk slowly in the week following surgery and by week two I was walking 4-5 miles each day. Really!
At 6 weeks my surgeon released my restrictions and told me to run freely! I did! I was feeling fabulous and began to train for a March half marathon. It went great-other than a bit of dizziness.
click on Get Luck Half Marathon for the report
After a few months I was feeling a numbness in my right arm. I thought it was due to reaching for the phone at work but eventually was in so much fricken pain I couldnât run. That is when I learned I had herniated discs. Ugh!
That recovery sucked big time â 4 months or so, but eventually all was well in my world and I was running hundreds again and completely forgot about the herniated discs that I had.
Fast forward a few years and I roll my ankle at Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon. Fractured Ankle. Superior 100 a few months later. Broken Ankle.Same Ankle. I didn't let it heal.
While recovering from the broken ankle I became depressed. My mom had passed away from ovarian cancer, my nest was going to become empty soon as Troy would be leaving for college, I was gaining weight with the inactivity. I went to my doctor who I've had since 1991 and decided to go on an antidepressant. They help.
After the ankle healed I went off the antidepressant and continued with my running goals. I thoroughly enjoyed last year. I had a great year. Ran a few marathons, 50Ks, 50 milers and two hundreds. Love that. The depression lifted.
Then Mortonâs Neuroma reared its ugly head. I found myself depressed, went back on the anti depressant and am now healing. Thank goodness! Now, men have broken ankles and neuroma and this probably isnât all due to hysterectomy. Itâs just ironic that I have rolled ankles before but never broke one! I had never worn Hokas with a roll though, before, either. These injuries are probably due to overuse, age, hysterectomy, a bit of everything.
But why aren't there many women in their 50s and 60s running 100s? That's my big question. I don't understand. In our 50s our children are grown and gone..I would think we have more time to spend to train and travel. Wouldn't it be a great time to run ultras?
After receiving the blood work, blood pressure, cholesterol counts and scale weight at the clinic I had a long conversation with my awesome doctor and we knew what I needed to do to change those results. We went through all of my data. We spoke of what is different now from when I had my healthiest test results. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer..it all runs rampant in my family. My numbers were best while I was eating a vegan diet 2008-2010. Interestingly enough I ran all my PRS from 50K to 100 mile during that time.
(If you click vegan on the left bar youâll see the related posts)
(if you click Leanhorse you will see the vegan training/outcome)
Just know, you will run again after hysterectomy. It doesnât have to have any bearing upon your running at all. Donât use it as a reason NOT to have hysterectomy. Hysterectomy will affect other areas of your life- you may experience some depression, some weight gain, some injuries, some hot flashes, some memory loss..or you may not..but it doesnât have to change anything about your running! You will run again!
If you have ANY questions relating to running and hysterectomy or anything else, please ask! Drop me a comment, let me know how you are dealing with hysterectomy and running or what your fears may be.
I had surgery for removal of Mortonâs Neuroma on January 9. It was a pretty painful recovery for the first few days, but nothing like walking around with a tennis ball under my foot prior to surgery. I experienced quite a bit of burning, swelling and immobility. I sat in the recliner with ice on my leg to cool the blood going into my foot and kept my foot raised for the first few days. I took a few pain killers those first few days but then was ok with Advil.
My surgeon restricted work, driving and activity for the first week. She told me that if I over-did it my foot would let me know. Last Sunday I over-did it.I went to WalMart before Church and then to my sisterâs home to visit her new puppy. My foot burned all night long. I couldnât imagine having the stitches taken out the next day and going without my surgical shoe.
Yesterday I drove Troy back to the U of M after his 5 week Winter Break at home. I then drove myself to my surgeon. She removed all of the dressings, pulled out the stitches and told me I could run next week!I couldnât believe it. I couldnât believe that I would be wearing my Inov-8s home. Yup. I slid into the shoe and walked around a bit.Amazing. She wrote me a medical note for work releasing me of all restrictions, work and otherwise. Woot!
After I arrived home I told Topaz weâd go for a slow walk.We walked up and down the driveway a few times. It never felt so great!
My foot looks ugly and sore..but it is getting better each and every day. Yippee!
FreedomWorks today announced that John Tamny will join FreedomWorks and serve as the director of the organizationâs Center for Economic Freedom.
The Center for Economic Freedom will have a special focus on promoting policies that get government out of the way and allow Americans to keep more of what they earn, while highlighting the dangers of overregulation and protectionism.
John Tamny will lead the Center for Economic Freedom. John has been the political economy editor at Forbes and the managing editor at RealClearMarkets since 2002. He is an author of two books related to his specialization in economics: Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics (Regnery Publishing, 2015) and Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank (Encounter Books, 2016).
Among other projects, John will begin his time at the Center for Economic Freedom with a weekly Facebook Live called âNot Fake Newsâ to highlight the very real facts about what our federal and state governments are doing to slow our economy and dampen American entrepreneurship.
âJohn is a brilliant mind and seasoned expert in his field, and we are excited to have him working with us to promote economic freedom,â said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. âHe is a great addition to our already stellar team, helping us to spread our message for free markets and limited government even further.â
John Tamny said, âFreedomWorks expertly enhances the terms of the U.S. policy discussion, and in doing so is constantly changing the course of policy in Washington for the better. I'm thrilled to add my voice to an organization that is on any short list of Washington's most influential.â
âIn the coming years, I'll be publishing various books and hundreds of opinion pieces meant to expand FreedomWorks' already substantial voice. The fight for economic freedom is of singular importance, and I'm excited to be a part of an organization that will continue to advance these freedoms,â Tamny added.
ComeÃ§ou a sua carreira musical como baterista em diversas bandas do ensino secundÃ¡rio em Ann Arbor, no Michigan. Uma dessas bandas foram os âThe Iguanasâ, donde terÃ¡ adaptado o seu pseudÃ³nimo Iggy. Depois de explorar bandas locais de blues, como os Prime Movers, acabou por sair da Universidade do Michigan e mudou-se para Chicago para aprender mais acerca desse estilo musical. Inspirado pela onda do Chicago Blues, assim como pelas bandas âThe Sonics e The MC5, formou os Psychedelic Stooges, passando nessa altura a ser denominado de Iggy Stooge.
David Bowie juntou-se ao colectivo para ajudar a produzir o terceiro Ã¡lbum do grupo. Contudo, com a banda absolutamente instÃ¡vel devido ao Ã¡lcool e Ã s drogas, o seu talento acabou por nÃ£o sobressair. A dada altura, neste perÃodo, durante um concerto, a banda envolveu-se em confrontos fÃsicos com um grupo de bikers (documentado no registo ao vivo Metallic KO), e a sua carreira foi entÃ£o suspensa por alguns anos.
Entre 1979 e 1981, deu-se o lanÃ§amento de New Values, Soldier e Party, sendo que o primeiro deles conta com a participaÃ§Ã£o do guitarrista dos The Stooges, Scott Thurston. Os dois Ãºltimos trabalhos foram ambos fracassos comerciais. Por seu turno, a toxicodependÃªncia de Iggy Pop tinha abrandado, mas nÃ£o desaparecido.
Think about it. First, if the speculator loses money the market proves him wrong and so others see that the market cannot go any higher or lower; the boundry is set. Second, for every speculator in one direction there must be a speculator in the other direction. One's loss is the others gain and once again the market defines boundries.
Speculators only distort the market when the government and/or central planners prop them up or take them down destroying their arbitrage function.
One of the most serious failures in economic education today is the failure to teach the important role of the entrepreneur and the speculator. They are usually taught as evil elements of the system because they seek to make a profit, but in truth their profit is our gain because they bring market disequilibrium back into balance. This is a function that the government can never do. The government and the central planners only create disequilibrium because by definition their intervention goes against the wishes of the consumer.
One of the most serious problems contributing to the Great Depression was the government destroying the role of the entrepreneur and speculator.
You go on the net today and you come across all of these marketing systems which promise to give you a lot of benefits plus a life that you have always dreamed of, without having to put in any effort at all. They make it seem as simple as that. However, only those people who are logical and have a lot of common sense know that this is nothing but total hype. Only those who are reasonable enough would know better than to go in for such a system which is only full of promises but hardly fulfills any. To those who are trying their best to make a living online, the truth hardly gets into their head. They work for sure, but for what? Hardly a penny! They get to invest so much only to start working and work for nearly ages only to get back the money they invested! So is it really worth all the money and hard work you put in?
Well definitely all the fancy presentations and graphics they show on the website look really cool and for an innocent person who is just trying to earn some money would obviously be tempted by all of this. For people who have had experience in marketing services and products, it is clear that it is all stuffed up with so much hype and nothing they actually show on the website is true. All of the information they provide is just too good to actually be true.
A marketing system which is actually worth it will definitely be automated and generally has the income streams attached to it. A good marketing system would already be having an integrated capture form lead that builds contact lists that can be easily accessed.
The thing is, you can definitely make some money through internet marketing online but you have to be focused and patient as this requires a lot of determination and effort to be put in.
Author: Brian McCoy is a six figure earner and one of the top income earners in the home business industry. Brian works with entrepreneurs around the world. He devotes the time, energy, and effort into his team and works with them to ensure their success.
[…] in person, but I’ll never forget the day in December 2012 when I received an email about his TEDx talk. I was an utter newbie to the entrepreneur world at the time (only 6 weeks in), and Scottâs TEDx […]
[…] in person, but I’ll never forget the day in December 2012 when I received an email about his TEDx talk. I was an utter newbie to the entrepreneur world at the time (only 6 weeks in), and Scottâs TEDx […]
I was asked to post about this urgent call for help:
My, neighbor, Zev Wolff, a 5-year-old boy, needs your help now.
This beautiful and bright child has been battling a rare form of pediatric cancer known as Neuroblastoma since he was 3. Following nine months of intensive treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital (MSKH), Zev was in remission. Fourteen months later, he relapsed. Zev has had to undergo major surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; nearly a year later, Zev's scans look good.
Unfortunately, Neuroblastoma has an extremely high rate of relapse.
Zev needs another drug to stay in complete remission. His little body is fighting the drug 3F8 with which he's currently being treated. Currently, a new is being developed. The improved drug could help cure Zev and 300 other children with this disease. But the new drug needs to be manufactured, at a cost of almost five million dollars.
Researchers have developed techniques that can be used to make antibodies like 3F8 more human-like which will be more effective and better tolerated by patients. A portion of the work will be carried out at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital Cancer Center, and part contracted to a small pharmaceutical company
Large pharmaceutical companies do not see the profit in healing only a few hundred children annually. We are appealing to you to leverage your influence, relationships and support to drive the humanization of 3F8 to benefit the several hundred children, like Zev, who fall victim to Neuroblastoma every year. When this antibody is better tolerated and more effective, and when it can be manufactured on a scale that is economical, the lives of more children will be saved from this deadly cancer.
Helen and Ranan Wolff, Zevâs parents are grateful to be a part of this community. Time and time again you have shown your generosity to the Wolff family. The meals, babysitting, blood donations, words of support.
Now I am asking for your generosity again.
Please, open your hearts to Zev Wolff. Zev has come so far, he's been so brave and so strong.
Please contact Dr. Asher Mansdorf at email@example.com for more information on how you can help.
5FM — Ahead of Women's Day, we chatted to ladies who've made their mark as entrepreneurs in their respective industries.
Lebo Leshabane (CEO of IX Engineers), Caroline Ravenall (Entrepreneurial Coach and author), and Janine Basel (Girl Boss Hustle, CEO Akro) Captial
5FM — An entrepreneur and aspiring story teller, Mark Sham is the founder and Suits & Sneakers. On 5Talks we'll be chatting about the importance of self-development and how to remain relevant in an unpredictable workplace by unlocking their entrepreneurial spirit. Though a huge advocate for formal education, Sham claims his success is not a by-product of the classroom or a textbook, but of experience and informal learning.
5FM — Founder of the Dad Fund, through this organisation, Ezlyn created the DreamGirls International Outreach and Mentoring Programme in South Africa. Described as a sisterhood of young female professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders who actively mentor and guide teen girls in underprivileged communities to be successful in their pursuit of higher education and in life in general. The society focuses on encouraging young girls to attend universities and colleges as a means to be able to contribute positively and meaningfully to society.
When I read the list of negatives about Sansar, it highlights, to me, not so much of what Sansar is lacking but more to the point of how much SL has accomplished and that it took 14 years to create all that we tend to now take for granted and expect. Sansar has an advantage of being able to draw on the algorithms of SL's hidden internal codings that are not apparent to the non-initiated.
I transitioned from a desktop user to an HMD user yesterday. I have totally changed my mind about the VR experience. I was in the dark and was unfairly judging Sansar, in my own mind, based on a desktop experience alone. I underestimated the impact of the VR element. I am impressed, not because of how much more alive Sansar became because of it. It was because of what other applications have done with VR. I see the potential now. Its further off in time for Sansar to impact the way others have hit me but we are headed there and I think there exists an unstoppable push forward by sheer will of the believers hopefuls and entrepreneurs.
One thing I realized about the concept of 'Experience' is that an Experience does not have to be something long in terms of time like say a movie or book or entertainment show. It does not have to be a museum tour. It can be something only a few seconds long, not unlike a shortened version of a TV commercial, as long as its impact-ful. That point in itself has shifted my paradigm. How long is a shared joke we tell each other? Short but impact-ful as it makes us laugh is often a small highlight of our day. It can be a minute long personal sharing of emotions to something akin to a VR version of a viral YouTube video.
I did get a tiny bit nauseous so I will be limiting my VRing to shorter spurts of immersion spread out thru-out the day. I will also invest in Dramamine to see if that can help offset my slight bouts of dizziness.
I don't see VR being, for me,like SL where I am in it for hours at a time but that may change over the years as greater minds find ways to counter-act the ill affects of long-term sea-sick/vertigo-type side affects thru advances in technology. O maybe we will just adapt over time, not unlike when we 1st learned to use a new gadget called a mouse for hours on end.
I get the sentiment of the bad press from what some feel was a pre-mature release. Easy for me to judge in my safe bubble. Not sure that if I had special interests to answer to that I had to try an back up promises made of when something would be made available to the public... if i would have acted differently.
Not sure what that pressure is like.
They could have continued to do incremental roll-outs but I suspect the value of that was of diminishing returns. I think they weighed the affects of negative reactions to the positive gains of exposing the platform to the potential group of users who might not want to bother with the hurdle of the 'process of 'applying to be a creator' but who might have immense hidden talents and interest.
Right now its a 'creators platform'. That is a hard POV to maintain coming from an SL user perspective. Creators see potential of tool development. Consumers see lack-of-comfort.
I went home to Australia for a short visit and noticed that the television network ABC (the Australian BBC) was really promoting Mental Health week. This made me super excited! Mental Health has unfortunately taken the back seat when it has come to Health, so to see it in the lime light was marvelous. I have worked in the area of mental health for many years now and I work in a holistic sense.... so what has this all got to do with sewing? Read on!
'Why is sewing good for my mental health?'
1. Beat Depression and Burn out. In this fast paced world, where many people live and breathe their 9-5 job, it is easy to get burnt out and experience depression. Having something else to come home to can provide some relief. I find that when I am having a difficult period at work, I know that I can shift my focus to my creative projects at home. 2. Supportive Sewing Community You are apart of a fantastic supportive community who are truly passionate about creating! They can brighten your day! 2. Develop patience, resilience and persistence Patience - Sewing can force you to slow down and take your time, so in a sense it can help to calm you. Resilience - We all have those projects which seem to go all wrong, so you need to be resilient to get through it. Bounce Back and persist! 3.Learn new skills and create new neural pathways! Learning new skills is good for healthy brain development. Create those new pathways! 4. Experience Flow I experience moments of flow when exercising and when I sew (or design or print). Flow is when someone experiences total immersion in an activity. For me it is intrinsically rewarding and I experience a feeling of serenity. Here is a good article on flow 5. Pride and satisfaction There is always an element of pride and satisfaction when you complete and wear a garment. My proudest sewing moment was on my wedding day when I designed and sewed many outfits for the occasion:) 6. Unleashing creativity. Unleashing your creativity can be a great outlet for your emotions and it can make you happy! Martin Seligman specilises in positive psychology and discusses creativity and mental health. So check out some of his work for more info!
Have you noticed the link between positive mental health and sewing?
De igual forma, ambas cintas van mÃ¡s allÃ¡ a ser tan sÃ³lo una âpelÃcula de guerraâ. Mientras La delgada lÃnea roja -opacada en su momento por Rescatando al soldado Ryan- resultaba a su vez un estudio sobre el hombre y sus islas personales, Dunkirk no sÃ³lo es sobre la percepciÃ³n del tiempo en momentos de crisis, sino la percepciÃ³n -normalmente errÃ³nea- que tenemos de nosotros mismos frente a los demÃ¡s, muchas veces solemos ser nuestros propios enemigos.
Uno de los momentos decisivos en la historia de la Segunda Guerra Mundial fue correctamente llevado a la pantalla grande por Christopher Nolan. El realizador nunca pierde su estilo y fija con maestrÃa un vocabulario visual en torno al uso y percepciÃ³n del tiempo. Dunkirk nos transporta a un momento, a un lugar, a tres puntos de vista. Cada uno con su emergencia y a su propio su trepidante ritmo. No vemos al enemigo porque aquÃ la amenaza, mÃ¡s que llevar un rostro, lleva un segundero que juega con tortura a todos los afectadosâ¦ un tiempo a la vez.(PREMIERE).
Por otro lado, Nolan hace aquÃ una explÃcita renuncia a la pompa y al verbo (aunque se le escape alguna sonrojante, por lo enfÃ¡tica, lÃnea de diÃ¡logo sobre la supervivencia), para abocarse a un espectÃ¡culo puramente visual. Algunos momentos (todo el prÃ³logo dominado por Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard y una camilla) alcanzan una incuestionable fuerza, pero cabe preguntarse si todas las imÃ¡genes de Nolan, sin el espectacular diseÃ±o de sonido y sin la banda sonora de Hans Zimmer, poseerÃan la suficiente elocuencia expresiva como para defenderse por sÃ solas.(FOTOGRAMAS).
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Setting up or extending an established company can be an overwhelming experience.In determining the right route you will require to pre-plan what sort of equipment to purchase but more essentially how to pay for it. Will you be able pay money or will development Equipment financing be required? Is it wiser to buy new equipment or will renovated or utilized equipment is a greater worth.
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Figure out the Kind of Equipment You Require
Your equipment finance firm will require knowing specifically what type of equipment you plan to purchase, as they'll customize the fund terms to match up the requirement. Different kinds of equipment will have distinct kinds of financing. For instance, if you are planning to update your computer system the finance company may offer you short term funding as computer system equipment gets outdated in a small amount of time. The purchase of a heavy vehicle like truck may possibly have a considerably longer lifespan and be able for lengthier term financing.
Think about Used or Renovated Equipment
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Hari ini saya akan memberikan artikel seputar Agama islam tentang mencuri. Di artikel ini saya memberikan artikel ini dengan judul "Apa Syarat Pelaksanaan Hukum Potong Tangan" Dalam artikel ini saya kana menjelaskan mengenai Syarat pelaksanaan hukum potong tangan karena mencuri, yang diambil dari buku cetak Fiqih. Berikut adalah artikelnya.
Illustrasi gambar - Apa Syarat Pelaksanaan Hukum Potong Tangan ?
Sebelum anda mengenathui apa syarat pelaksanaan hukum tangan karena mencuri, anda harus mengetahui apa itu arti dari mencuri. Mencuri artinya mengambil barang milik orang lain yang berada di tempat penyimpanan yang pantas, dengan maksud untuk dikuasai atau dimiliki, yang dilakukan dengancara bersembunyi sembunyi.
Atas dasar hadis beberapa Imam Mazhab, terutama imam Syafi'i dan imam Malik bersepakat bahwa hukuman bagi pencuri adalah sebagai berikut :
Jika mencuri untuk pertama kali, di potong tangan kanannya
Jika mencuri untuk kedua kali, dipotong kaki kirinya
Jika mencuri untuk ketiga kali, dipotong tangan kirinya
Jika menucri untuk keempat kali, maka di potong kaki kananya.
Jika mencuri yang kelima ini dan terus meneurs, maka harus dita'zir dan dipenjarakan hingga ia bertobat.
Syarat Pelaksanaan Hukum Potong Tangan
Untuk pelaksanaan eksekusi potong tangan dilakukan jika pelaku mengakui perbuatanya atau ada dua saksi yang memberi kesaksian atas perbuatanya pencurian itu. Namun tidak setiap pencurian, pelakunya dikenai hukuman potong tangan. Hukuman potong tangan dilaksanakan jika terpenuhi syarat syaratnya, Apa saja syarat syaratnya ? berikut :
Pencurinya disyaratkan :
Seorang Mukalaf (Balig serta Berakal)
Atas kehendak sendiri dan tidak dipaksa.(melakukan pencurian)
Bukan orang tua atau anak dari korban.
Barang curian disyaratkan :
Sudah memenuhi nisab, yakni batas minimal yang mewajibkan hukuman potong tangan.
Berupa barang berharga dan bisa dipindahmilikkan dan merupakan barang halal.
Tempat barang yang dicuri, disyaratkan :
Menurut lazim dianggap aman.
Pemilik barang yang dicuri, disyaratkan :
Menuntut pelaksanaan had.
Sekian trimakasih artikel dari saya dengan judul "Apa Syarat Pelaksanaan Hukum Potong Tangan" Semoga artikel ini bermanfaat bagi anda tentunya seorang muslim. Mohon maaf jika ada kesalahan kata dari artikel saya. Wassalamu'alaikum.
A neuron receptor that elicits a withdrawal response - yes I can understand that would be common in many co-evolved animals. But to call the result "pain", surely that requires connection to a more complex processing system? Yes it is good research and an excellent article, but I think that language <a href="http://ranaban.blogspot.com/2007/11/brian-may-not-like-this.html" rel="nofollow"> may</a> encourage the anti-science anti-experiment lobbies?
Very interesting. Philosophers of mind are always using the toy example of "pain" = "c-fibers firing." Could you direct an interested philosopher to a good account of the current neurological understanding of pain?
What are successful entrepreneurs doing to succeed? Ida Lindh, LuleÃ¥ University of Technology, challenges, in her doctoral thesis, the way schools work to increase students' opportunities and interest in becoming entrepreneurs.
âCanoe Repairâ takes place at a transitional time for the main character. Zanes moves from New York City to a New Hampshire town and has to adapt to a new life and a new job, running a Laundromat, as well as to his sonâs new hang-gliding activity and his wifeâs new TV job. Thus, âCanoe Repairâ occurs at a moment when rural and urban worlds are put in âconnection and disconnection at the same timeâ (âMidcourse Correctionsâ 50). While we learn more about Zanesâ occupations, we also read a portrait of the townâs life. We discover a picture of America and its smell of âcoffee richly dripping and poppy-seed-blue corn muffinsâ (69). We read Zanesâ discussions with âSeemyon Stitching â¦ a spring immigrant from Byelorussia and a trained marathon runnerâ (62), and find out about the âpresidentâs eight oâclock message to the nationâ they listen to when âno one among the machine-users seemed to be waiting for the presidentâs speechâ (72). The story deals with the movements of people from the town who use the Laundromat and the movements of the canoe on the lake, as well as the hang-gliding and the weather.
One might describe the events in these terms. But the story is also a reflection on time and on strange, everyday moments in oneâs life. âCanoe Repairâ presents a section of a manâs life, also a canoeâs, since its repair is at the center of the storyâs multiple directions, its focus on space and movement. The story is a space where different tensions meet. It shows the strain between two worlds, two generations, between different experiences of time and perception, and between two voices telling the story. âBetweennessâ is central in McElroyâs writing. In âCanoe Repair,â âââBetweennessâ isâ¦ the crumbling edge of the interface of worlds, selves, and situationsâ (Saltzman 100). Betweenness is also at stake when we consider âMidcourse Corrections,â an unusual autobiographical interview/essay ended by âCanoe Repair.â
âIs a canoe too beautiful to be funny unless somebody falls out of it?â asks Joseph McElroy in âMidcourse Correctionsâ - âfalls out, tipping it over? Put two people in it facing forward. Whatâs the stern paddler see? Whatâs the bow paddler feel? - for the stern paddler?â(42).
These questions about canoe uses are put into practice in McElroyâs short story, independent but part of the essay, as he explains. âSome of the material in âMidcourse Correctionsâ could be said to turn into âCanoe Repairââ¦ I wanted to use âCanoe Repairâ to fulfill âMidcourse Corrections,â that peculiar interview memoir â¦ that should turn into fiction at the end.â Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001.
âCorrectionsâ is itself an experiment in literary form that in many ways epitomizes the body of McElroyâs writing. âWith its inserted interviews, its odd proportions, and its highly colored perspectives of me,â McElroy writes in a letter, â[âCorrectionsâ] is a hybrid fiction, I suppose. A daydream posing as a document.â (cited in Tabbi 156)
The thematic and structural research of this âhybrid fictionâ turns into practical experience in âCanoe Repair.â The authorâs reflections upon space, motion, and perception connect to the movement of the boat on water because the âcanoe becomes an occasion to think.â Personal correspondence with the author, February 6, 2003. We can approach the story from different angles due to the openness of its particular structure linking it to the essay, of which it is also the unusual closing part. Nevertheless, it would be unfair to consider the story strictly as a conclusion to âMidcourse Corrections;â it has its own structure, dynamics, and meaning. It is a complex and intense story because of the multiple tensions we can feel in its narration.
To understand âCanoe Repair,â we have to focus on the transient aspect of Zanesâ life and its relation to tensions that appear both thematically and structurally. The text is literally at the end of the âMidcourse Correctionsâ but metaphorically âin between.â It connects to âMidcourse Correctionsâ but is autonomous. Moreover, it plays strangely with the readerâs expectations. It is organized around a double voice that disturbs the readerâs traditional way of reading. The reading, because of structural devices that put us âin between,â becomes the experience of the transition moment Zanes goes through, his shift from one world to another, his perception of the world.
Zanesâ visions can sometimes be confusing. Hence, some aspects of the story can be destabilizing to the reader. The story starts with a family scene: Zanes and his son are watching the river. A strange canoe used by a black man and a blond woman catches their attention. Zanesâ neighbor calls him afterward to fix the canoe for the blond womanâs son; the canoe captures Zanesâ attention throughout the rest of the story. Parallel to Zanesâ work on the canoe, we learn about his arguments with his son regarding the latterâs hang-gliding practice. We also get to know more about the life that goes on at the Laundromat where Zanes meets with Seemyon Stytchin and a group of young punks that disturb the community. Zanes starts a friendship with Lung, a member of this group. However, this summary contradicts the storyâs original presentation of Zanesâ world because it reassembles what is purposefully fragmented in âCanoe Repair.â We only achieve this vision of the story retrospectively because it is not told linearly.
Our expectations as readers are challenged, as David Porush notes when associating the technique of âde-automatizationâ provoked by the unsettling language of McElroyâs novel Plus. Plus â main character Imp Plus is a brain detached from its body and put in orbit to communicate with earth during a scientific experiment. When relearning ways to communicate, Imp Plus uses language unusually. Therefore, the reader is forced to see words in a different way. Imp Plus presents a new use of words that questions the systems we automatically refer to when using language. In âCanoe Repair,â the challenge to our automatisms lies in the distortions that affect the structure of the story. The compact paragraphs of âCanoe Repairâ are juxtaposed without transitions. When turning to a dialogue, McElroy does not use rules of quotation to let the reader know that the viewpoint is changing. Tabbi claims that for McElroy âthe mental text â¦ does not precede the work at all but exists instead in the work, where the reader might imaginatively participate in the compositional or self-creative effort that went into the life/workâs compositionâ (158). The activity of the reader is thus part of the structure of the short story. Disjunction calls up the readerâs activity of representation. It asks us to create a coherent image of the narrative, a coherent text. Omitting the relation between two events leaves room for the reader to fill in the blanks. This crafted incompleteness creates the structure of âCanoe Repair.â Facts have more than one logical order; the reader coordinates elements by analyzing fragments.
Thus, the reader organizes the very space of the text. We shift, for example, from âWhen he took his canoe out, Zanes also thought,â to âThe ideas knew how to get away sometimesâ in the next paragraph (59). Reading âZanes also thought,â the reader does not expect the sentence to stop at this point. S/he expects a complement to the verb âthought.â Therefore, reading âCanoe Repairâ can be somewhat frustrating; the author even ironically refers to our unsatisfied expectation when we lack a transition between the two sentences. That is why, as Wolfgang Iser notes in The Implied Reader, we have to use imagination to compensate for the gaps. The context created by the sentence: âWhen he took his canoe out, Zanes also thought,â is destroyed so that the reader steps back and reflects upon the narrative as a work of art. âThe artwork itself is represented as an artworkâ (McHale 30). The reader finds metafictional allusions that suggest a fiction conscious of its fictionality, which makes the reader understand the story at another level of representation. These metafictional moments create a disjunction in addition to the fragmenting of the plot itself.
Each blank invites interpretation and coordination. Do the gaps become the theme of the narrative? When analyzing Modern texts such as Ulysses, Iser engages the issue of semantic richness and incoherence of gaps, moments of inconsistency, disruption, or omission. He sees reading as a process the reader undergoes to synthesize fragmented elements; the reader creates meaning.
The unconnected allusions and the abrupt alternation of stylistic devices disclose a large number of gaps â¦ [that give] rise to the stimulating quality of the text. On the one hand, the density of allusions and the continual segmentation of style involve an incessant changing of perspectives, which seems to go out of control whenever the reader tries to pin them down; on the other hand, the gaps resulting from the cuts and abbreviations tempt the reader to fill them in. (Iser 213)
The structural breaks in âCanoe Repairâ might be less extreme than those in Ulysses but, similarly, the gaps and omissions become part of the storyâs theme, possibly denying thematic synthesis itself. Zanesâ fragmented thinking and his way of experiencing life are present in the style the author uses. The medium is often the message. The construction of sentences that might make us insecure reminds us that reading âCanoe Repairâ is a special experience that enables us to coordinate elements of the story and thus penetrate Zanesâ mind and his somewhat eccentric thinking. The reader, by grasping multiplicity, references, and rambling elements, maps out what is happening in Zanesâ mind. The way things get originally connected structurally mirrors Zanesâ experience of the world that also reaches for unusual connections.
How do we find our bearings reading âCanoe Repair?â The narration resists linear order. It seems laminated into different sequences of the characterâs life. Flashes are exposed with neither explanation nor transition. Joseph McElroy ânever hid the gapsâ (âNeural Neighborhoodsâ 204). Chronology is not respected; events follow a pattern of shifts from one subject to another, from one point of view to another, and everything seems important and unimportant at the same time. There is sometimes no link between consecutive sentences: âWas it my time device operating again?â and âA canoe is what makes you doâ (77). Here, gaps interfere with our sense of the evolution of the story and the progression in the characterâs life, if there is one. These gaps are caused mostly by the double narration of the story, and they are even more challenging to the reader. When we shift from, âWas it my time device operating again?â to âA canoe is what makes you doâ (77), we shift from an âIâ to an omniscient narrator. Zanesâ own perspective on his life is balanced by the omniscient narrator. To understand Zanesâ life, we need to be inside him and outside him. We need to know the world exterior to Zanesâ subjectivity to understand his reactions, hence the role of the omniscient voice.
The embedded structure of the story told by two narrators juxtaposes two sources of information. This construction enables the insertion of one perspective within another and it leads us to see Zanesâ life as an accumulation of fragments. Different perspectives provide distinct information about and approaches to the same life. Can the story be seen as a dialogue between these two poles? Unlike traditional narrations where the reader faces a set of events exposed in a linear way, âCanoe Repairâ makes the reader feel the duality of life.
McElroy constructs a dynamic that can be paralleled with the theme of the double, often present in gothic stories. In these stories, the narrator and the character are the same person, although it is usually not clearly stated in the text. In âCanoe Repair,â there is, to some extent, a renewal of the theme of the double since our character has a double voice. The schizophrenic tensions represented by the strange vision of the double in the gothic stories appear in âCanoe Repairâ in a somewhat different way. The strain between two voices can be understood as the representation of power over the development of the story.
First, the omniscient exterior narrator controls the story. Progressively, âIâ becomes dominant. At the end, rapid shifts of viewpoint break up the story. The evolution of each viewpoint implicitly lets us gather details about the context of each narratorâs intervention. The constant shift form âIâ to âheâ changes the readerâs relation to the narrator because it implies a nonlinear way to gather information. Each narrator puts the reader into a frame of mind that influences interpretation. The shifting of frames makes the readerâs activity intense. When we change frames, we have to change our interpretation. How to base our understanding of the story on a specific context when the latter is always denatured?
The two narrators fragment the story, and they produce a repetitive pattern. Each of the narrators gives us details on the same moments of Zanesâ life. The double narration is thus based on the repetition of similar life sequences. The double narration allows repetition to penetrate the narrative. It is thanks to repetition that the reader can make sense of the storyâs disconnected elements. The gaps that we apparently cannot coordinate - such as âIs there somebody over there? Zanes said. Probably, his son saidâ and âAll but one of the machines were in use that eveningâ(72) - are so large that the only way the reader can assemble the fragments of the story is by focusing on the repetitive patterns that connect these partial perspectives. We constantly come across the same moments: the observation of the canoe, meetings between Zanesâ wife and the producer of her cooking show, scenes with Lung, discussions with Seemyon, and so on. The plot offers not so much progress as recurrence, duplication, and reiteration.
In our mind, those terms are usually connected to something monotonous. Yet in âCanoe Repair,â the iteration of words, ideas, and/or themes does not result in a redundant effect on reading. The first reference to âsunsetâ (56) is echoed by â[o]ne of them materialized at sunsetâ and âat sunset a window beamedâ (57). Through repetition, meaning emerges. Repetition is not used to stop the progression of the plot: the elements of Zanesâ life are never told twice in exactly the same terms. The accumulation of repetitions creates an unusual meaning, a meaning understood through indirect means. Zanes refers to his own time: âmy time deviceâ (58), âanother timeâ (61) as opposed to âmy wifeâs cookbook, my time machineâ (69). Zanesâ experience of life does not rely on a chronological structure. When we accept repetition, we understand that time does not need to be seen as a linear progression.
Repetition lets us understand how Zanes organizes his life. The first and last moments of the story present similar scenes. âIt was sunset and the boy was angry and wanted to be somewhere elseâ (56). Zanes and his son are outside watching the canoe for the first time. The first words of the story put the reader in the middle of a situation. The first character we meet is not Zanes but his son referred to as a âboy.â He could be anybody. In that sense, the story can be considered a statement about any family life, its structure, its implicit rules, and its repetitive patterns. The reference to âsomewhere elseâ also puzzles the reader at the beginning of a story; we do not even know where the character is. At the end, we have circled back: âAbove me, I felt the presence of my son at his window. If I didnât take down the screens, it would soon be summer againâ (78).
The end is paradoxical since it does not explain the story but at the same time concludes it through indirect means. The story ends on âagain,â which alludes to an opening, a repetition of what we have read, maybe an allusion to the beginning if we think of the circularity of the repetitive pattern of the narration. On the other hand, the allusion to the coming summer ends with a period. Spring will soon be finished. We note here again the parallel between the first scene and the last one since the story opens on the ending of something, of a day. We are at a time when Zanes makes a pause in his life. His work on the canoe is what âmakes [him] doâ (77). His crafting the canoe changes aspects of his life, his relationship with his family and his community. The end of spring makes a kind of conclusion to the story but, at the same time, it opens the story toward a new time period. The conclusion and the opening lead us to different interpretations. We face some conflicting perception of time and closure. Depending on the type of time framework one has in mind, things can be open or closed; that is where the tension originates. The last and first scenes teach us to pay attention to how things are repeated in variation in the story. Both scenes point to a double direction. By examining this process, one understands that repetition is used to let one access Zanesâ subjective knowledge.
In the two scenes, the son and the father are both watching another place, an outsider place. They disagree on the hang-gliding activity. But this tension gets somewhat resolved at the end when they both look again in the same direction. An open conversation about this issue never appears in the story. Tensions are solved indirectly: âIs the leak like worry, no more than worry?â (75). The boat becomes the center of our attention; it is a place where Zanesâ concerns are to be projected and fixed too. The leak of the boat is associated with Zanesâ life: âWhen you left your job last year you were taking what you had and making it flow into a new system rather than holding onto what had been used. It would have leaked away if you had not made it move into a new systemâ (63). The canoe becomes a system of reference we share with Zanes to understand his life. The changes he goes through are projected into the repairing of the canoe, and thanks to the details of the crafting we understand the adjustments of his own life.
Connection is hidden where we cannot see it at first sight, where we do not expect it. For instance, a paragraph describing Zanes canoeing ends, âA wind was coming up, and I heard a breathing sound of paddlingâ (65). The next paragraph begins, âHe treaded water and in his mind smelled fish scales. A wind came up. Zanes felt a wash against his domeâ (65). The wind coming up appears twice, but the repetition is not identical because it lets us collect different details about Zanes canoeing. The first time, the wind relates to sound, while the second time it is linked to smell and then touch because of the sensation of âwash.â The different senses are connected to the same moment of Zanesâ life, and we gather this general image as well as its fragmented aspect thanks to repetition. Zanesâ sense of the world is not constructed upon a close frontier between things. Wind and breath become one; canoe and lake become one. To Zanes, âthe beautiful canoe could loosen in your mindâ (73). The different parts of his life (his relationship to Lung, his son, his wife, the canoe, the neighbor) are permeable. They communicate in an unusual way because they get to influence one another without ever being purposely or directly connected. The apparently rambling progression of the content of the story mirrors Zanesâ vision of life. As a result, the nonlinearity guides us.
The relationship between âCanoe Repairâ and âMidcourse Correctionsâ emphasizes the reflections on moments of ârepairâ or âcorrectionâ in oneâs life. The two works present pauses at a transitional time. The reading of âCanoe Repairâ is the reading of images and themes mapped out in a paradigm linking scattered elements from the story, âMidcourse Corrections,â and the readerâs world. McElroyâs variation on themes common to both âMidcourse Correctionsâ and âCanoe Repairâ is close to Andy Warholâs technique in a series such as Marilyn. Like the painter, the author chooses a theme and modulates it. This project changes the narrative framework and our reaction to it. We can consider âMidcourse Correctionsâ and âCanoe Repairâ to be doublings on a similar project: both pieces give different perspectives on the same thing, the way âCanoe Repairâ also gives partial perspectives on the same plot. When reading âCanoe Repair,â the reader may have âMidcourse Correctionsâ in mind. Both pieces are meant to add to each other.
In that sense, McElroy ârepeat[s] something now to make you remember something then and set[s] you up for something laterâ (Kawin 34). The reiterations linking the two pieces can be understood as emphases on moments that create echoes in the readerâs network of references. In âMidcourse Corrections,â McElroy writes that his essay is written to âinterrupt, interleave, break diverse kinds of documentsâ (10). âCanoe Repairâ can be read as the application of such a project to fiction. The gaps are motivated by a wish to mix disconnected âdocuments.â Tabbi notes that the interviews âare like a fictionâ (160). In that sense, the frontiers between the essay and fiction are blurred because of their connections. Tabbi also claims, âMcElroy locates his compositional self in the space between plural subjectivitiesâ (160). The double narration of the story pluralizes Zanesâ subjectivity in a parallel way.
Structurally, the two pieces are surprisingly close. âMidcourse Correctionsâ is a combination of three interviews interrupted by the authorâs reflections, âINSERTS,â and â workpoints.â The short story and the autobiographical essay display a structure that accepts gaps and emphasizes echoes that connect the two texts. The substance of the canoeâs texture is mirrored by other parts of the essay:
INSERT: hinge turning: remember those trick hinged pieces of wood that were really constructed with curiously attached canvas strips?
An essay like that. An interview. A sentence fly-by that manufactures its own canvas in the space it also generates out of a music its thought spun off. (âCorrectionsâ 20)
The crafting activity of canoe repair is paralleled by the composition of writing. The textsâ themes and images branch into one another. As McElroy expresses it, the âmixed metaphor of [his] work extends a fluid trial. Like a mixed metabolism and through the pulmonary winding also unfolding and exfoliation of the sentenceâs plot it holds exchanges even between incompatiblesâ (âCorrectionsâ 15). A paradigm of images is used to progressively construct the original way Zanes conceives his world. We understand how in the story, incompatibles such as âweightâ and âlightnessâ can correlate. In the canoe, âthe noble forcing of the ribs into this oval narrow form turned the weight inward into lightnessâ (67). In oneâs life âcorrectionsâ and ârepairâ bring âweightâ and âlightnessâ in contact. Traditional oppositions are reconciled in âCanoe Repair.â
The Laundromat is a place where clothes are washed, but it also becomes a place to meet, a place where life is concentrated. In addition, when Zanes thinks ârowing looks like workâ (58), we see how things can serve different purposes. For Zanes, things do not have a unique meaning. Commonly, a Laundromat is used for washing. The rowing activity is meant to move a boat. However, experience changes the use of things. Zanes gives them a power to influence the world indirectly. His time influences the âreal time;â his vision of space dialogues with the âreal space.â
The reader adapts, concentrating on the unsettling aspects of Zanesâ representation of the world, and it participates in the creation of a simultaneous immobility and movement as when âthe canoe [is] moving but â¦ [is] stillâ (56). The apparent contradiction of this statement is illustrated by the structure of the story, which is partly why we may wonder if the canoe or the landscape is moving. Referring to a similar moment of immobility and movement in Hindâs Kidnap, Tony Tanner explains that âwe are all familiar with such optic illusion pictures which can be read in more than one way, often as focus shifts so that figure and ground seem to change placesâ (219). This optic effect is rendered by the way the story is told. The process of perception alters the representation of time and space: â[t]he lake was part of the canoeâ (58).
When reading the description of the canoe, we have an example of a moment when âthe eye following the line of something creates motion.â Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001.
Its grand lines flared to a beam so wide it seemed low and was. Which end was which? Ribs curved with a beautiful singleness up to the gunwales, and, out of the bent tension in which they seemed to grip and bow the ribs, as you ran your eyes over it and felt it the canoe developed a force of tightness and actual lift, as if the noble forcing of the ribs into this oval narrow form turned the weight inward into lightness. (67)
The passage describes the canoe precisely and technically - âribs,â âgunwales.â We are so close to the ribs of the boat that we get an impression of immensity. The sentences saturated with commas and information prevent us from picturing a full image of the canoe. Each small detail gets enlarged so that each part seems to expand itself infinitely. The movements are underlined: âflared,â âcurved,â âbent,â âgrip,â âbow,â âlift,â âturned.â The canoe is still but its description creates motion.
This passage can be seen as a micro-structural template for the way the story evolves. The story is the combination of different lines gathered into a unique moment. Indeed, there is a network of words that refer to either abstract images or other words linked to the movement of the boat in the story. The circuitry of words and their relation to other words is as important as what the words refer to. The formal fragmentation and disconnection lets us experience literally what happens in Zanesâ mind. The narrator explains Zanes has a ârestless mindâ (60) but never explicitly explains what it means. He never gives a full description of the way Zanes orders his thoughts. We access the definition of Zanesâ ârestless mindâ through the organization of the story. The tensions inviting for ârepairâ in Zanesâ life are present at any level of the text without ever being clearly expressed. The slow paths of the narration, its fragmentation, and its echoes are images of the canoe which itself reflects the tensions at stake in Zanesâ life.
These descriptions let us experience a different sense of space but also reveal the storyâs sensual approach to the world. Zanesâ readjustments orient and transform his vision. Things are examined, and their perception is detailed when Zanes describes his wife swimming, for instance: âHe imagined her, and he knew her words had reached some reservoir in his brain, where she was swimming at night, the luminous things like tiny muscular wakes lit up her thighs and the curve of her backâ (60). The âluminous things like tiny muscular wakesâ are observed with attention, and remind us of a vision of a sculpted body where forms and relief are emphasized. Narration zooms in on details of surfaces, and the intense observation of body parts and of the canoe makes a paradigm of sensual representations. The story pays attention to the concrete surface of things: the canoe looks like a âdeer swimmingâ (56). Things and people are described minutely, and the scale used is so close that the images of the story appear as details of a painting. The details Zanesâ vision focuses on remind us of the indirectness of his actions. Zanes pays attention to things in their details and cannot always see the overall framework of these things. Similarly, he cannot perceive the outcomes of all his actions.
McElroy refers to ââ[a]ttentionâ [as] a rather cold word [he] use[s] to suggest that the ways in which we embrace the world and embrace other people can be more precise and clear than we think sometimesâ (Anything 248). Zanesâ attention to the canoe and to his breath, for instance, as he feels the âair filling the space of [his] chest to be measured by another timeâ (60), is his way to âembrace the world.â His attention to the world indirectly penetrates his relationships. Zanesâ precise description of the exterior world lets us access his interior world. We understand, when paying attention to the depiction of his environment, why âthe lake [is] part of the canoeâ (58). Peopleâs lives are permeable, their energies travel into one another. Zanesâ activities involuntarily connect to other areas of his life. The clearer vision of life that appears when Zanes repairs the canoe gets transferred in mysterious ways to the other parts of his life. Different aspects of Zanesâ life influence one another, although it is not clear to him or us how they connect.
The flashes and fragments emphasized in the sequences of the story are used to represent the world: âit is the very abundance of perspectives that conveys abundance of the world under observationâ (Iser 226). The canoe is personified by Zanesâ interest in it: âA body was what it wasâ (73). Zanesâ observations change our perception of the canoe. It is compared to a lover, an animal, and a body: âhe almost loved the canoeâ (67), â[t]he canoe attracted others to it, they were in its futureâ (75), and â[a] canoe is what makes you doâ (77). Intensity changes the characterâs visions of the world.
This intensity also affects the way time is represented in the story. Perception is altered. Likewise, time is distorted. McElroy refers to âthe arranging of things in space, the motion of things and persons in space. Time dissolved into spatial relations.â Personal correspondence with the author, June 16, 2001. When Zanes asks, âwhat if space was time?â (72), his question could be considered as a comment on the devices used by the author. In âCanoe Repair,â time is peculiar since it is fragmented and does not follow a plain progression. McElroy writes in âMidcourse Correctionsâ that his writing is to be understood as âmodifications of language editing the rhetoric of whatâs inside and not disclaiming faith that the words really rendered things and motions outside - and outside, somehow, consciousnessâ (13). The subjective experience of Zanesâ time is spatialized in the story. âOutsideâ and âconsciousness,â connected in âMidcourse Corrections,â become the pivot of âCanoe Repair.â
The story covers approximately seven months (âOne bright mid-September afternoonâ  to âsummer soonâ ), but the vision we have is the vision of an infinite time without bearings or perhaps a very short time so dense that the notion of its temporality is not valid. The sentences are constructed in order to convey the circuits and canals of Zanesâ stream of consciousness and even his perception process sometimes. Time is altered by perception and becomes spatialized in the story. We think about the witty reference to the Times and the âtwo Timeses for the price of oneâ (âCorrectionsâ 19) that could ironically summarize the treatment of time in the short story where subjective time is juxtaposed to seasonal time. When reading âCanoe Repair,â we face two experiences of time: one that is subjective and distorted by experience, and the other that is universal and related to the seasons referred to in the story. The original structure of the story, its fragmentation, and connections to âMidcourse Corrections,â is a means for the author to present a subjective system of perception.
When allowing the defamiliarizing elements of the story to change our reading, we penetrate a new experience of the world, of perception, and of time. For example, the image of the canoe passing is a recurrent pattern in the short story: âIt came out of a cove as quiet as a deer swimmingâ (56), â[t]he canoeâs animal flanks and low length absorbed the two paddlersâ (57), â[t]he lake was part of the canoeâ (58), â[t]reading water, my hand upon the overturned canoeâ (65), and so on. These allusions create a network of references to the symbolical meaning of the slow movement characteristic of an infinite moment. The personal experience of Zanesâ time transforms the time of the story: âBut he wondered what the long bark canoe felt like. Its length and strong delicacy. Its secret speed. Its timeâ (64). The canoe has its particular pace, its own time. Reading âCanoe Repairâ is experiencing canoe(ing) time.
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At around 2.5 per cent of the national budget, DR Congo spends the least on agriculture of all its neighbors, a figure made more minuscule given the great untapped potential of its vast arable lands. For comparison, the Republic of Congo spends close to 14%, Zambia 10% and Ethiopia over 20%.
Following the 2009 Maputo Accords, NEPAD initiated the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (or CAADP), a continent-wide compact to reduce poverty and hunger by increasing state investment in agriculture over a ten-year period, with two basic metrics: raise public ag spending to 10% of GDP and raise ag growth rates to 6% by 2020. Participating countries were encouraged to tailor their growth strategies and investment plans accordingly, and solicit the views of farmers' associations, civil society and the private sector for an inclusive national approach with popular support.
DR Congo announced its National Investment Plan for Agriculture (PNIA) last month in Kinshasa, with great fanfare and expense. A total of $5,730m is budgeted, but only $857m had been committed (93% from donors, 7% from GDRC) by the closing ceremony. So where were the investors? In interviews and public pronouncements, government officials are confident that their chosen path, the PNIA, will attract foreign investment and will modernize and monetize Congoâs vast agricultural potential, thus transforming the lives of the country's rural poor, nearly all of whom are isolated, subsistence farmers.
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Moins de déchets De l'éclairage propre Choisir les tubes LEDMASTER au lieu des tubes classiques, c'est d'abord réduire les volumes de déchets de 83%. De plus, les tubes fluorescents sont difficiles à recycler (fragilité du verre, présence de Mercure dans le tube), et nécessitent un traitement différencié en déchetterie. Les tubes LEDMASTER ne contiennent ni mercure, ni métaux lourds. Ils ont une structure bi-matière en Polycarbonate + Aluminium. Le polycarbonate, caractérisé par son innocuité physiologique, est 250 fois plus résistant que le verre, et recyclable à 100%. Quant à l'aluminium, il est connu pour être recyclable à l'infini grâce à une filière dynamique qui traite 45,000 tonnes par an. Les diodes électroluminescentes sont elles aussi recyclables, et leur généralisation va créer une industrie dédiée pour leur collecte et leur retraitement.
Moins de nuisances Les tubes fluorescents classiques sont réputés affecter la santé humaine, en raison de leur effet de scintillement (flicker) qui agit directement sur la pupille (migraines, troubles de la vision, etc.). Les ballasts électroniques, nécessaires aux tubes fluorescents émettent des ondes radio, pouvant provoquer des affections neurologiques (vertiges, fatigue, dépression, épilepsie). La technologie de l'électroluminescence élimine ces effets nocifs. Comme on le voit sur ce film, en procurant une lumière nette et stable, LEDMASTER garantit un environnement de travail sain et apaisé.
Moins de dépenses Un équipement amortissable et rentable La durée de vie exceptionnelle des équipements LEDMASTER et leur sobriété énergétique en font un équipement idéalement amortissable pour les entreprises. Dans un environnement de bureaux, le remplacement de 100 tubes fluorescents de 1,20 m par des tubes LEDMASTER permet d'économiser 6500 Euros sur la facture d'électricité (calculé sur la durée de vie du tube LEDMASTER), soit près de 4 tonnes en équivalent CO2.
Venez les découvrir sur notre site Energie-shop.fr, parmi de nombreux autres articles liés aux économies d'énergie et au développement durable, à la page suivante :
Communique de presse Les TPE-PME et le développement durable Etude réalisée par Pixmania-PRO.com et Axiatel.com
Courbevoie, le 18/05/2010 â Pixmania-PRO.com et Axiatel.com, deux acteurs majeurs de la vente en ligne pour les professionnels, dévoilent les résultats de l'étude menée auprès de leurs clients concernant le développement durable. Cette étude révèle que si la grande majorité des entreprises se sent impliquée, ce sont les petites entreprises qui sont les plus sensibilisées. Les actions les plus couramment mises en place concernent le volet écologique du développement durable. Cependant, les entreprises privilégient les actions qui n'induisent pas de coûts à la mise en place.
Les entreprises de moins de 10 salariés sont plus concernées par le développement durable Si plus de 85% des entreprises se sentent impliquées dans les enjeux du développement durable, ce sont les entreprises de moins de 10 salariés, qui sont les plus sensibilisées. 68,4% des entreprises de 1 à 10 salariés contre seulement 11,4% des entreprises de 11 à 50 salariés se sentent impliquées. Ce sont aussi les entreprises de moins de 10 salariés qui mettent en place le plus d'actions en faveur du développement durable : 58% d'entre elles recyclent les déchets contre 9,8% pour les entreprises de 11 à 50 salariés.
Le développement durable, un moyen d'anticiper les enjeux de demain 68,2% des entreprises impliquées pensent que le développement durable est un moyen d'anticiper les enjeux de demain pour pérenniser l'entreprise. Parmi les autres éléments déclencheurs : communiquer une valeur ajoutée auprès de ses clients (44,2%), se positionner sur de nouveaux marchés (44,1%) et motiver et fidéliser ses salariés (19,5%). Les entreprises qui ne se sentent pas impliquées dans le développement durable estiment ne pas être assez renseignées sur le sujet pour 41% d'entre elles ou que c'est un effet de mode pour 24,1%.
Le recyclage des déchets et la réduction des pollutions sont les deux actions majeures mises en place par les entreprises 72,9% des entreprises ont mis en place des actions de recyclage des déchets dans leur entreprise, 59% des actions pour réduire les pollutions et 38,9% des actions de sensibilisation. Seules 5,6% d'entre elles ont mis en place des actions de mécénat et 9,2% des ressources humaines en interne avec un temps de travail dédié sur ces thématiques de développement durable, au sein de l'entreprise. Par ailleurs, quand on leur demande si elles recyclent leurs produits en fin de vie, 37,5% affirment le faire fréquemment, 28% systématiquement et 24,8% occasionnellement. Seules 9,8% des entreprises ne recyclent pas leurs produits en fin de vie. Les actions de sensibilisation au recyclage semblent avoir porté leurs fruits et être arrivées au cÅur des entreprises en tant qu'actions majeures et stratégiques. Ceci est un bon point pour les entreprises.
Près de 50% des clients pensent encore que le matériel écologique est plus cher 48,1% des entreprises interrogées affirment que le matériel écologique est plus cher que les produits « classiques ». L'impact économique dans le choix de matériel écologique est un élément déterminant dans l'achat de matériels pour les entreprises. Ainsi, les TPE-PME ont du mal à consacrer un budget pour des actions en faveur du développement durable, seules les actions qui n'induisent pas de dépenses sont privilégiées (recyclage des déchets, réduction des pollutions). Les petites entreprises se démarquent encore sur les problématiques de coût puisque 40% d'entre elles ne souhaitent pas échanger leur matériel pour des raisons de coûts.
La limitation de la consommation d'énergie, la réduction de l'impression et le tri sélectif sont les 3 principaux gestes écolos au bureau Parmi les principaux gestes en faveur du respect de l'environnement mis en place au sein des entreprises, on retrouve : la limitation de la consommation d'énergie (86,4%), l'impression raisonnée (80,7%) et le tri sélectif (80,4%). Elles adoptent aussi une démarche éco-citoyenne lors de leurs achats de matériels informatiques ou fournitures. Elles prennent principalement en considération la consommation énergétique du produit (60,3%), la possibilité de recycler les anciens produits (54,9%) et l'existence d'un label écologique (33,4%). Pour finir, sur le volet écologique, on retiendra que les entreprises sont plutôt sensibles aux campagnes de communication à destination du grand public. En effet, quand on leur demande quel matériel elles seraient prêtes à échanger, elles répondent tout d'abord les lampes/ampoules (68,2%), les imprimantes (48,6%), les écrans d'ordinateur (27,6%), les machines de fax (27,4%)â¦ Quand on sait que nous assistons au retrait progressif des ampoules à incandescence au profit des LED et qu'une communication importante est faite pour recycler les ampoules usagées, on comprend mieux ce résultat.
Méthodologie Etude « Evolution du comportement d'achat des TPE-PME en considération des enjeux du développement durable », menée du 25 février au 31 mars 2010 auprès des clients français actifs de Pixmania-PRO.com et Axiatel.com. Les entreprises ciblées : de 1 à 50 salariés. 42 500 personnes interrogées, 2042 répondants. 15 questions : ouvertes, fermées, mono et multi-choix.
A propos du Groupe AXIALYS Fondé en 1999, Axialys est leader des services télécoms aux entreprises. Opérateur Télécom agréé par l'ARCEP, Axialys détient ses propres ressources télécoms et dispose d'installations ultra modernes. Nous consacrons une part importante de nos revenus à la R&D. Fin octobre 2008, Axialys lance la première plate-forme de vente en ligne de solutions télécoms : www.axiatel.com Axialys connaît aujourd'hui un développement important en direction des TPE-PME. Le groupe dispose d'une large gamme de solutions télécoms à destination des petites entreprises : Conference call, standard vocal virtuel, Fax par mail, webcall backâ¦ Axialys a historiquement construit sa notoriété en étant le prestataire de services Télécoms de grands groupes français et européens. Des clients comme EDF, Arcelor Mittal, L'Oreal, Accor, TF1, Danone, Nestlé, Conforama, Seloger, Le Monde, Pixmania, ou encore l'Armée de Terre lui font confiance. Le groupe compte près de 20 000 clients et a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 12,5 millions d'euros en 2009.
A propos de Pixmania-PRO.com Crée en 2004, PIXmania-PRO est né de la volonté du Groupe Pixmania de répondre aux besoins spécifiques des entreprises et des professionnels en matériels électroniques grand public, informatiques, bureautiques et culturels dans le cadre de leur activité. Présent dans 23 pays européens, PIXmania-PRO s'est rapidement imposé comme le premier site d'e-commerce européen. En complément de son activité de vente de produits High Tech aux entreprises de toute taille, le site a développé un service de dropshipment permettant aux professionnels de vendre les produits de PIXmania-PRO sur leur site Internet et d'assurer la livraison aux clients finaux de ces derniers partout en Europe, en marque blanche. Filiale du Groupe Pixmania, leader européen du e-commerce, la marque bénéficie des synergies et forces de sa maison mère : un catalogue de 45.000 références, une présence paneuropéenne, la sécurisation des transactions et des données, une centrale logistique performante de 50.000m², etc
Aujourd'hui, de nombreuses personnes se lancent en "Auto-entrepreneur" dans le nettoyage propre et ecologique des véhicules, bateaux, cuisines de restaurants Ainsi,ceprop.fr commercialise un nettoyeur vapeur professionnel à un prix hyper compétitif. Avec ce nettoyeur à vapeur professionnel, il est possible de dégraisser et de désinfecter des objets ou des surfaces d'une manière écologique et définitive. C'est un nettoyeur vapeur professionnel "multi usage". Le nettoyeur vapeur pro LAVOR est composé d'un générateur vapeur électrique qui développe une vapeur sèche à une pression de 6 bars et une température de 160°C. La saleté est aspirée à l'intérieur d'un réservoir intégré à la machine. Ce nettoyeur vapeur pro Lavor est particulièrement adapté pour l'industrie alimentaire, pharmaceutique et mécanique, pour les véhicules, les hôpitaux et organismes sanitaires...
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The ACM knows how to throw a party, a two-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Turing Award. Every recipient got a deck of Turing Award playing cards and the ACM unveiled a new bust of Turing perfect for selfies.
The conference featured a number of panels on different challenges of computer science from privacy to quantum. Deep Learning formed a common thread, not only did it have its own panel but the Moore's law panel talked about specialized hardware for learning and deep learning causes concern for the privacy and ethics panels. Even quantum computing used deep learning as an example of a technology that succeeded once the computing power was there.
The deep learning panel focused on what it can't do, particularly semantics, abstraction and learning from a small or medium amount of data. Deep networks are a tool in the toolbox but we need more. My favorite line came from Stuart Russell worried about "Grad Student Descent", research focused on parameter tuning to optimize learning in different regimes, as opposed to developing truly new approaches. For the theory folks, some questions like how powerful are deep neural nets (circuit complexity) and whether we can just find the best program for some data (P v NP).
The "Moore's Law is Really Dead" panel joked about the Monty Python parrot (it's resting). For the future, post-CPU software will need to know about hardware, we'll have more specialized and programmable architectures and we'll have to rely on better algorithms for improvement (theory again). Butler Lampson said "The whole reason the web works is because it doesn't have to." I don't remember how that fit into the discussion but I do like the quote.
The quantum panel acknowledged that we don't quite have the algorithms yet but we will soon have enough qbits to experiment and find ways that quantum can help.
You can watch the panels yourself, but the real fun comes from spending time with the leaders of the field, and not just theory but across computer science.
I've attended many graduations in my time, mostly as faculty, a couple of times as a student or a brother. This last weekend I attended my first university graduation as a parent as my daughter Annie graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Brandeis has a big graduation ceremony with lots of speeches and then different departments or groups of departments have their own diploma ceremonies with their own speakers and where they give out the actual diplomas.
Brandeis gives out a number of honorary doctorates each year and for the first time gave one to a computer scientist, Turing Award Winner Leslie Lamport. Lamport received his PhD at Brandeis in math in 1972 before they had a CS deparment but now he has an (honorary) PhD in Computer Science. Lamport gave an eight-minute talk in the School of Science ceremony. But when you are a parent the weekend is about your child and my daughter didn't graduate from the school of science so I didn't see the Lamport talk.
In the main ceremony, Brandeis has not only an undergrad give a speech but also a grad student. Sounds like a crazy idea, but Vivekanand Vimal, Neuroscience PhD, gave what could be best described as a performance art. Since I can't find the video of Lamport and you probably don't want to see my videos of Annie, enjoy the new Dr. Vimal's ode to the craziness of the PhD and saving society.
David Graham* was pulling all-nighters for his entrepreneurship class at Ryerson University. He was exhaustively working on group projects, so when a paper worth 5 per cent was assigned, he decided to copy information off a company website. âI was scared about handing it in. I had never plagiarized before,â he says. âI didnât know what the chances of […]
Lisa Dupnock and Nicole Buse, Hospitality Management, presented their research paper (cowritten by David Piper) âWhat is Your Organization Looking For in New Hires? Results Driven, Maximum Effort, or Desires of Work Life Balanceâ at the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International conference in November 2014.
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Spread Your Wings, Embody Your Brand In this fantastic finale, consulting powerhouse Chris Fahey of Behavior Design talks with Christina (herself a former consultant-turned-entrepreneur) about the conditions that led to the founding of the firm. He speaks with great nuance and honesty about how the practice developed, what it means to lead the consultancy, and how the partners work has changed because of its success.
Am 19. Juli 2017 fand im Zillertalstudio in MÃ¼nchen erneut der affilinet NEURAUM Event statt, der dieses Mal ganz im Zeichen des Influencer Marketings stand und zum einen News und Infos zu diesem Thema als auch vor allem Publisher aus diesem Bereich vorstellte. Yannick MÃ¶ller von affilinet hat sich dieses Thema auf die Fahne geschrieben ...
Je vivais en Angleterre... donc je me gavais de culture anglophone : de Marian Keyes Ã Francis Bacon, de Trisha Goodard Ã Eastenders en passant par les peintures de Turner, les merveilleuses cartes et papier-cadeau de chez Clinton's, les bath bombs de Lush, les fish & chips, TOUT Jane Austen, mes premiers sushi chez Yo ! Sushi, l'humour de Graham Norton ou Stephen Fry, Harry Potter encore et encore, les Bacardi Breezers (surtout ceux Ã l'ananas, Ã la pastÃ¨que et au pamplemousse), respirer Londres (et tousser), les take-away du vendredi soir avec Joolz ma coloc' (Fried Rice Noodles Singapore Style â¥ ou les Crispy Pancake Duck â¥)
Je passais mon CAPES Ã base de Tennessee Williams â¥ et de Joseph Conrad (*BAILLER* + *VOMIR*) donc je bossais tout le temps en essayant de garder un semblant de vie sociale (aka picoler avec mes potes et voir grandir mon filleuldamour)
When tapped to share â8 things you probably didnât know aboutâ James Farrar he noted that blogging is quite the âexhibitionistâ activity. Much of my blogging experience these past years has been more in audience capacity; a vicarious blog explorer, rather than an active onstage character. Vicarious means I observe certain events by âimaginative or sympathetic participation in the experiences of anotherâ.
Othersâ blogs expose me to great examples of: storytelling, journalism, innovation and when done expertly well, art. While exploring, Iâm often wondering what it would be like to write as prolifically or as creatively or as knowledgeably as the bloggers whose contents I follow. Fair, although hardly shy, I do feel a bit the wallflower while the nimble waltz me by with dizzyingly and dazzlingly clever insights, observations, perceptions and opinions.
Iâve imagined what I would write on the off-chance that someone might tag me for the â8 things you probably donât know about meâ meme. But I was caught off guard (gobsmacked as the brits would say) when I happened upon my name in Jamesâ blog: the Wisdom of Clouds. Itâs like someone asked the ungainly girl at the school party to dance to be nice. Thanks James.
Eight is a lot. Iâll start chronologically.
1. When I was 4, my sister was born on my birthday. For years afterwards I assumed that all families had that same arrangement, meaning siblings who were not twins also shared a common birthday. The realization that my belief system was faulty was very traumatic.
2. When I was about 8 years old, I separated from my parents while on board the Sternwheeler (steamboat) called the "The American". We were visiting an ill-fated and short-lived amusement park in the Bronx (New York) called: Freedomland U.S.A. There is a certain irony to all this. The year was 1960 and the civil rights movement was coming into its own with the Greensboro Four staging a peaceful sit-in at Woolworthâs in North Carolina, breaking down the segregation walls in the south. Back on the steamboat, my parents found me quickly. I was staging my own sit-in of sorts, in the steamshipâs bandstand. There they found me sitting entranced on a trumpet playerâs lap. His name: Louie Armstrong. Iâve always loved his voice and music.
3. When I was 10 I decided to have a âpenny fairâ and created an amusement park in my yard. I gathered $5.57 cents from all of our neighborhood children (a great many pennies). Although rather pleased with my entrepreneurial success, I wound up donating the money to a school for mentally handicapped children. The principal sent me and the neighborhood children a very nice thank you letter.
4. When I was 16 I discovered that although my sister and I shared the same birth date, it wasnât the one recorded in our birth certificates. My mom had changed them both by a few days to give us the opportunity of starting kindergarten early. I think it was a shocking revelation that documents could be misleading or doctored.
5. At 20 I took a road trip across the US. It was the summer of â74 and in California, after a day of many driving mishaps; I got pulled over by the police. I had gotten a ticket earlier that day for speeding on the freeway. While paying my speeding ticket, I parked in a no-parking zone. I then proceeded to run a stop sign. It was a bad-hair driving day.When I saw the flashing lights in the rear-view mirror I was baffled. Couldnât think of a single additional infraction I might have committed other than the fact that our car was a real jalopy with only one workable door, totally dust-covered and we (my future husband and I) looked a bit like â70âs hippies after our 6 weeks on the road. I roll down my window (Iâm the driver) and ask: âyes officer?â, failing to notice the growing number of squad cars accumulating behind us. The policeman looks oddly tense. âDid you hear about the bank robbery?â, says he. âOh sureâ, says I., âIâm Bonnie and thisâ (pointing to my future husband) âis Clydeâ. The policemen werenât particularly amused as they pulled me out of the car thinking I was the fugitive kidnapped newspaper heiress turned militant, Patty Hearst .
6. I studied theater directing in the Tel Aviv University drama department. In 1979 I turned down an invitation by the national theater to assistant direct and work with theater luminary Joseph Chaiken on âThe Dybbukâ. What we do for love. I was expecting my first child.
7. In the early eighties, before âGlastnostâ and the subsequent transparency policies of Gorbachev, I went on a small mission to meet with prisoners of conscience and human rights activists in a number of cities in the Ukraine and found myself and travel partner âinterviewedâ by the KGB concerning our activities in each city. I think Iâm a âpersona non grataâ in the former Soviet Union.
8. In the middle nineties started a grassroots movement of citizens concerned about environmental hazards and the rights of local residents and was invited to speak in the Israeli Parliament, together with my Bedouin neighbors.
La depresiÃ³n se ha convertido en un gran problema en el mundo, principalmente en Occidente.
Uno de los aspectos mÃ¡s preocupantes es el incremento de este mal en personas jÃ³venes, incluso antes de la adolescencia. Aunque afecta a todos por igual, los dos extremos de la vida son los que mÃ¡s sufren (niÃ±os, en donde se observan marcados cambios de comportamiento, y ancianos).
La incidencia de la depresiÃ³n continÃºa aumentando, junto con problemas de ansiedad, insomnio, suicidios y violencia. Una cantidad cada vez mayor de estudios indican que todo esto se debe en parte a nuestra dieta.
Los aceites omega-3, los cuales son altamente anti-inflamatorios, estÃ¡n presentes en grandes cantidades en el pescado y ciertos tipos de nueces, y en la linaza. Aves de corral criadas de manera libre (no con granos Ã³ piensos) y ciertos animales de granja a los cuales se les permite pastar, poseen mÃ¡s cantidad de aceite omega-3 en sus carnes. Lo mismo ocurre con los huevos de las aves.
La inflamaciÃ³n crÃ³nica se ha relacionado con la depresiÃ³n. Las citocinas inflamatorias son capaces de activar la inflamaciÃ³n en el cerebro, ocasionando la liberaciÃ³n de quÃmicos que en exceso son tÃ³xicos (por ejemplo, glutamato) y alterando los neurotransmisores. Se sabe que los pacientes que reciben interferon (una citocina) como tratamiento para varias patologÃas, pueden sufrir depresiÃ³n como efecto secundario al mismo.
El problema con las dietas occidentales es que la relaciÃ³n entre aceites N-6 y los aceites N-3 se encuentra completamente alterada. Los aceites N-6 (aceites vegetales, girasol, maiz, canola, soya) se ingieren en cantidades industriales, y a la vez, el consumo de los aceites N-3 es muy bajo.
Vale la pena acotar que ciertos aceites dentro de la categorÃa N-6 son esenciales, debemos consumirlos para mantener una buena salud. Pero hay que mantener un equilibrio, idealmente en una proporciÃ³n 1:1 con los aceites N-3. Actualmente, esa relaciÃ³n estÃ¡ tan alterada que puede llegar a ser 45:1. Es una sobrecarga increÃble para nuestro organismo, desde todo punto de vista, incluso a nivel celular: las membranas celulares requieren de ambos aceites, pero proporcionalmente.
Durante el embarazo, es sumamente importante el consumo de estos aceites N-3.
El cerebro del feto absorbe gran cantidad de aceites omega-3 de la madre, crÃticos para su desarrollo. Esto ocurre principalmente en el tercer trimestre del embarazo, cuando el cerebro fetal tiene su mayor crecimiento. Pero el consumo de estos aceites deben mantenerse en cantidades ideales a lo largo de todo el embarazo.
Algunos profesionales recomiendan a las embarazadas Ã³ madres lactantes ingerir 500 a 1000 mg de DHA al dÃa. Consulte con su profesional de Salud de confianza.
DHA es parte de los aceites omega-3, pero a diferencia de la fracciÃ³n EPA, no tiene efecto Ã³ muy poco sobre la coagulaciÃ³n sanguÃnea. (la fracciÃ³n EPA es buena para prevenir coÃ¡gulos sanguÃneos, los cuales son un efecto secundario de algunos tipos de anticonceptivos orales).
Nota adicional: Ya que hablamos de depresiÃ³n: muchos estudios han relacionado los cambios estacionales con episodios de depresiÃ³n (otoÃ±o, invierno, las estaciones frÃas y con menos Sol). Podemos pensar que es probablemente la deficiencia de vitamina D en esos meses lo que ocasiona estos episodios depresivos. He aqui otra razÃ³n mÃ¡s por la que el Sol es tan importante en nuestra vida. La exposiciÃ³n al mismo, con moderaciÃ³n, es vital para nuestra Salud.
Jugos de vegetales, excelente fuente de vitaminas, minerales y antioxidantes.
Los jugos, de frutas o verduras, pueden ser una excelente barrera para prevenir los embates del mal de Alzheimer, plantea un estudio publicado hace unos dÃas por la revista "The American Journal of Medicine".
Las conclusiones sobre las bondades de los jugos fueron extraÃdas de un estudio realizado a 1.836 personas el cual incluyÃ³ un anÃ¡lisis de sus respectivas dietas, asÃ como de las funciones intelectuales cada dos aÃ±os por un perÃodo de diez.
Originalmente los cientÃficos pensaban que el alto consumo de vitaminas antioxidantes (las vitaminas C, E y el carotene) podrÃan tener un efecto neutralizador del Alzheimer.
Sin embargo, las Ãºltimas investigaciones clÃnicas han echado por tierra esa teorÃa. "Nuestra idea era que el componente bÃ¡sico no estaba en las vitaminas, creÃamos que habÃa algo mÃ¡s", seÃ±alÃ³ el profesor de medicina Qi Dai, que dirigiÃ³ la investigaciÃ³n.
La mayorÃa de los polifenoles puede encontrarse en la piel o cÃ¡scara de las verduras y frutas y los Ãºltimos estudios en animales han seÃ±alado que neutralizan la decadencia intelectual y fÃsica tÃpica del envejecimiento.
Dai manifestÃ³ que el prÃ³ximo paso ahora es analizar la sangre de las personas que intervinieron en el estudio para determinar su nivel de polifenoles en relaciÃ³n con su menor declinaciÃ³n intelectual.
A la luz de artÃculos cientÃficos y otros artÃculos sobre los efectos de las isoflavonas y estudios realizados en lactantes y niÃ±os, hay opiniones encontradas sobre el uso de la soya y la leche de soya como alimento dentro de la dieta y sus beneficios.
Es importante conocerlos, analizarlos y estar muy bien informado para tomar las decisiones correctas sobre la inclusiÃ³n o no de estos alimentos a nuestra dieta.
ArtÃculo: FÃ³rmulas Infantiles a Base de Soja: hay motivos para preocuparse
Documento Informativo de la ComisiÃ³n de Alimentos del Reino Unido.
Autores: Sue Dibb y Dr Mike Fitzpatrick. Abril de 1999.
Â¿Puede la soja causar trastornos de la glÃ¡ndula tiroides en los seres humanos?
Se ha demostrado que la soya afecta las funciones de la glÃ¡ndula tiroides en los seres humanos.
Estos investigadores estudiaron los efectos al suministrar 30 gr diarios de soja en encurtido sobre la funciÃ³n de la glÃ¡ndula tiroides.
Durante la investigaciÃ³n, se informÃ³ que la ingestiÃ³n de iodo (en algas marinas) fue normal en todos los pacientes. Los investigadores observaron un aumento significativo en los niveles de TSH en un grupo de 20 adultos alimentados con soja durante 1 mes (grupo I) y en un grupo de 17 adultos alimentados con soja durante 3 meses (grupo 2).
Nota: un aumento de la TSH, puede deberse a un desbalance en las hormonas tiroideas (mientras mÃ¡s alta la TSH, mÃ¡s posibilidad de sufrir de Hipotiroidismo).
El hipotiroidismo subclinico se define como la combinaciÃ³n de un TSH moderadamente elevado con un T4 libre normal, una condiciÃ³n que se esta volviendo comÃºn y que eventualmente puede evolucionar hacia un evidente hipotiroidismo, especialmente en aquellas personas con anticuerpos antitiroides.
El hipotiroidismo subclinico se define como un estado asintomatico en el cual la reducciÃ³n de la secreciÃ³n de las hormonas de la tiroides se compensa mediante un aumento en la producciÃ³n de TSH para mantener un status clinicamente eutiroideo.
Esta condiciÃ³n es de la mayor importancia y su prevalencia parece estar aumentando.
El Doctor William Helferich de la Universidad de Illinois apoya la tesis de tomar precauciones acerca del consumo de soja para prevenir el cÃ¡ncer de mama.Recientemente declarÃ³ que; âexiste la probabilidad de que el genistein en la dieta estimule el crecimiento de tumores dependientes del estrÃ³geno en los humanos con bajos niveles de estrÃ³geno endÃ³geno circulando, tales como los encontrados en las mujeres que posmenopÃ¡usicasâ .
Â¿CuÃ¡nta soja se puede consumir sin riesgo?
Las observaciones realizadas por el estudio de la ClÃnica de Tiroides Ishizuki indican efectos bociÃ³genicos importantes en pacientes alimentados con 30 gr de soja al dÃa. BasÃ¡ndonos en las concentraciones de isoflavonas encontradas en la soja japonesa (38), 30 gr de soja pueden contribuir hasta con un total de 23 mg del genistein y 10 mg del daidzein.
Para un adulto que pese 70 kg. esto serÃa igual a la ingestiÃ³n de 0.33 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein y 0.14 mg/kg de peso corporal de daidzein por dÃa.
Esta cantidad de consumo de isoflavona es aproximadamente TRES VECES mÃ¡s alta que la cantidad consumida en el JapÃ³n, la cual es de 0.08 a 0.13 mg/kg de peso corporal del genistein total por dÃa para un adulto que pese 70 kgs. Para los lactantes alimentados con fÃ³rmulas a base de soja, la exposiciÃ³n a las isoflavonas es mucho mayor que la de cualquier otro grupo de la poblaciÃ³n.
Los lactantes menores de 6 meses que sean alimentados iniciamente con fÃ³rmulas de soja tienen una ingestiÃ³n de hasta 5.4 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein y 2.3 mg/kg de peso corporal de daidzein por dÃa. Por esta razÃ³n, los lactantes alimentados con fÃ³rmulas de soja estan expuestos a niveles aproximadamente 16 veces mas altos de isoflavonas que los pacientes del estudio Ishizuki.
Las concentraciones de isoflavonas encontradas en productos disponibles en Nueva Zelandia indican que una dieta de 500 g de leche de soja mÃ¡s 200 g de queso de soja por dÃa, podrÃa dar como resultado la ingestiÃ³n de hasta un total de 135 mg de genistein y de 80 g de daidzein. Para un adulto que pese 70 kg., esto equivale a la ingestiÃ³n de 1.9 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein y de 1.1 mg/kg de peso corporal de daidzein por dÃa.
Este grado de exposiciÃ³n a las isoflavonas es mÃ¡s de cinco veces la exposiciÃ³n de los pacientes en la investigaciÃ³n de Ishizuki y otros.
Los usuarios de los suplementos de isoflavona pueden consumir hasta 40 mg de genistein por dÃa. Para un adulto que pese 70 kg. esto es equivalente a 0.57 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein por dÃa lo cual es 1.7 veces mÃ¡s que la cantidad que se ha comprobado que causa efectos bociÃ³genicos. Por lo tanto los lactantes alimentados con fÃ³rmulas de soja, los consumidores de grandes cantidades de soja y los usuarios de suplementos de isoflavona pueden presentar los sintomas de hipotiroidismo sin sospechar una conexiÃ³n con la dieta.
Los consumidores de soja deben ser cautelosos y no exceder el consumo de mÃ¡s de 40 g de isoflavonas de soja por dÃa. Se han observado desordenes de la tiroides y otros efectos biolÃ³gicos en dosis iguales o por encima de este nivel.
En junio de 1998, el Doctor Mike Fitzpatrick se reuniÃ³ con el personal del DHS de California para expresar su preocupaciÃ³n acerca de la soja y en particular las fÃ³rmulas a base de soja. RecibiÃ³ una respuesta por escrito de la toxicÃ³loga del DHS, Doctora Susan Loscutoff, quien aflrmÃ³:
âEstoy de acuerdo en que los altos niveles de isoflavinas en las fÃ³rmulas para alimentar a los lactantes son motivo de preocupaciÃ³n.â âNo estoy de acuerdo en que los padres tengan el derecho a saber que las fÃ³rmulas a base de soja contienen isoflavonas y la clase de toxicidad que las isoflavonas puedan causar en los lactantes, ya que los padres no sabrian como interpretar esa informaciÃ³n.â
Health effects of soy protein and isoflavones in humans.Xiao CW
....."Some studies have documented potential safety concerns on increased consumption of soy products. Impacts of soy products on thyroid and reproductive functions as well as on certain types of carcinogenesis require further study in this context. Overall, existing data are inconsistent or inadequate in supporting most of the suggested health benefits of consuming soy protein or ISF."
Brain Res Rev. 2008 Mar;57(2):376-85. Epub 2007 Sep 19.
Neuroendocrine and behavioral effects of embryonic exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in birds.
Ottinger MA, Lavoie E, Thompson N, Barton A, Whitehouse K, Barton M, Abdelnabi M, Quinn M Jr, Panzica G, Viglietti-Panzica C.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) exert hormone-like activity in vertebrates and exposure to these compounds may induce both short- and long-term deleterious effects including functional alterations that contribute to decreased reproduction and fitness....The EDCs examined included estradiol, androgen active compounds," soy phytoestrogens ", and atrazine. PMID: 18006066
J Neurol Sci. 2007 Nov 15;262(1-2):15-26. Epub 2007 Jul 24.
Autism: transient in utero hypothyroxinemia related to maternal flavonoid ingestion during pregnancy and to other environmental antithyroid agents.
The incidence and prevalence of autism have increased during the past two decades. Despite comprehensive genetic studies the cause of autism remains unknown. This review emphasizes the potential importance of environmental factors in its causation. PMID: 17651757
Effects of genistein, an isoflavone, on pregnancy outcome and organ weights of pregnant and lactating rats and development of their suckling pups.
Tousen Y, Umeki M, Nakashima Y, Ishimi Y, Ikegami S
....."while we observed that the serum concentration of triiodothyronine (T3) in dams decreased, the result was a tendency, not a significant decrease. Our study suggested that maternal ingestion of genistein might have not induced serious adverse effects on dams, fetuses, infants or offspring during growth. However, the results indicated in many papers suggest the necessity of further study on the safety of genistein."PMID: 16967761
Drug Saf. 2001;24(9):665-82.
Risks and benefits of soy phytoestrogens in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, climacteric symptoms and osteoporosis.
........Disturbing data have been reported on potential negative effects of soy isoflavones on cognitive function in the aged, particularly relating to tofu intake. Recent studies have finally indicated a potential role for soy isoflavones in inducing chromosomal changes in cells exposed in vitro and potentiating chemical carcinogens. These findings may not, however, be extrapolated to clinical conditions. Available data do not appear to unequivocally support beneficial effects of soy isoflavones, and warn against their wide use, in the absence of satisfactory clinical findings.
Circulation. 2006 Feb 21;113(7):1034-44. Epub 2006 Jan 17.
Soy protein, isoflavones, and cardiovascular health: an American Heart Association Science Advisory for professionals from the Nutrition Committee.
Sacks FM, Lichtenstein A, Van Horn L, Harris W, Kris-Etherton P, Winston M; American Heart Association Nutrition Committee.
......The efficacy and safety of soy isoflavones for preventing or treating cancer of the breast, endometrium, and prostate are not established; evidence from clinical trials is meager and cautionary with regard to a possible adverse effect. For this reason, use of isoflavone supplements in food or pills is not recommended...
AÃºn no hay consenso acerca de los beneficios del consumo de la soya y sus productos. Hay muchas variables en juego. Puede que la soya sea beneficiosa para ciertas subpoblaciones y nocivas para otras. Esto queda aÃºn por determinarse.El consejo es moderaciÃ³n en la ingesta para aquellas personas que actualmente la consumen. Yo particularmente, no la consumo, en ninguna de sus formas, sea aceite, leche, tofu, lo que sea. Pero esa es mi decisiÃ³n personal. Lo importante es tener el conocimiento de lo que cientÃficamente se dice actualmente, para posteriormente poder hacer una elecciÃ³n informada.
La depresiÃ³n se ha convertido en un gran problema en el mundo, principalmente en Occidente.
Uno de los aspectos mÃ¡s preocupantes es el incremento de este mal en personas jÃ³venes, incluso antes de la adolescencia. Aunque afecta a todos por igual, los dos extremos de la vida son los que mÃ¡s sufren (niÃ±os, en donde se observan marcados cambios de comportamiento, y ancianos).
La incidencia de la depresiÃ³n continÃºa aumentando, junto con problemas de ansiedad, insomnio, suicidios y violencia. Una cantidad cada vez mayor de estudios indican que todo esto se debe en parte a nuestra dieta.
Los aceites omega-3, los cuales son altamente anti-inflamatorios, estÃ¡n presentes en grandes cantidades en el pescado y ciertos tipos de nueces, y en la linaza. Aves de corral criadas de manera libre (no con granos Ã³ piensos) y ciertos animales de granja a los cuales se les permite pastar, poseen mÃ¡s cantidad de aceite omega-3 en sus carnes. Lo mismo ocurre con los huevos de las aves.
La inflamaciÃ³n crÃ³nica se ha relacionado con la depresiÃ³n. Las citocinas inflamatorias son capaces de activar la inflamaciÃ³n en el cerebro, ocasionando la liberaciÃ³n de quÃmicos que en exceso son tÃ³xicos (por ejemplo, glutamato) y alterando los neurotransmisores. Se sabe que los pacientes que reciben interferon (una citocina) como tratamiento para varias patologÃas, pueden sufrir depresiÃ³n como efecto secundario al mismo.
Durante el embarazo, es sumamente importante el consumo de estos aceites N-3. El cerebro del feto absorbe gran cantidad de aceites omega-3 de la madre, crÃticos para su desarrollo. Esto ocurre principalmente en el tercer trimestre del embarazo, cuando el cerebro fetal tiene su mayor crecimiento. Pero el consumo de estos aceites deben mantenerse en cantidades ideales a lo largo de todo el embarazo.
Algunos profesionales recomiendan a las embarazadas Ã³ madres lactantes ingerir 500 a 1000 mg de DHA al dÃa. Consulte con su profesional de Salud de confianza. DHA es parte de los aceites omega-3, pero a diferencia de la fracciÃ³n EPA, no tiene efecto Ã³ muy poco sobre la coagulaciÃ³n sanguÃnea. (la fracciÃ³n EPA es buena para prevenir coÃ¡gulos sanguÃneos, los cuales son un efecto secundario de algunos tipos de anticonceptivos orales).
Â¿CÃ³mo regula el organismo la concentraciÃ³n de homocisteÃna?
En circunstancias normales, el exceso de homocisteÃna se elimina rÃ¡pidamente. Con la ayuda de las vitaminas esenciales, el hÃgado transforma la homocisteÃna en aminoÃ¡cidos que el organismo puede utilizar o descomponer para su excreciÃ³n.
Un proceso muy importante en el que participa el Ã¡cido fÃ³lico es la formaciÃ³n de metionina a partir de la homocisteÃna, un proceso en el que se utiliza como cofactor la vitamina B12.
Es fundamental la suplementaciÃ³n de la dieta con los cofactores vitamÃnicos que participan en la rutas metabÃ³licas de estos aminoÃ¡cidos azufrados (homocisteÃna y metionia): la vitamina B6 o piridoxima y la vitamina B12 o cianocobalamina.
Niveles de homocisteÃna: Normal: entre 5 Âµmol/L y 15 Âµmol/L. Moderado: entre 16 Âµmol/L y 30 Âµmol/L. Intermedio: entre 31 Âµmol/L y 100 Âµmol/L. Severo: > 100 Âµmol/L.
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Apr 8;88(14):990-3.
Zhang Y et al
Detrimental effects of homocysteine on insulin release and apoptosis of pancreatic beta cells
Ann Clin Biochem. 2008 Sep;45(Pt 5):476-80.
Kassab A et al
Homocysteine enhances LDL fatty acid peroxidation, promoting microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes.
J Endovasc Ther. 2008 Aug;15(4):399-407.
Heneghan HM, Sultan S.
Homocysteine, the cholesterol of the 21st century.Impact of hyperhomocysteinemia on patency and amputation-free survival after intervention for critical limb ischemia.
Neurochem Int. 2008 Aug 3.
Kumar M et al
Homocysteine decreases blood flow to the brain due to vascular resistance in carotid artery.
Clin Med. 2008 Aug;8(4):384-7.
Cardiovascular disease--the silent killer in rheumatoid arthritis.
Kumar N, Armstrong DJ.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multisystem disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there has been increasing focus on the growing rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in RA, over and above expected levels allowing for 'traditional' risk factors. In this paper the impact of CVD in RA, the relative contributions of traditional risk factors and novel risk factors (including homocysteine, oxidised low-density lipoprotein, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and leptin), and the need to address cardiovascular risk in the fight against premature death from coronary artery and stroke disease in RA are discussed.
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A while ago I wrote a post on how to use Localisation in ASP.NET using resource files etc. We'll since then I been asked about how to change the user's culture programmatically by clicking a button or similar.
In that previous article I described how culture selection is based on browser preferences and HTTP language headers. While this is pretty good, there are many scenarios where this could be improved. Say you are travelling overseas and are accessing your appl remotely from someone's elses machine, if the culture of that browser is set to Japanese, then your application might not be readable to you. You might not be able to change your language preferences either because that might not be available in a controlled environment.
What options do we have?
In general, to get manage the user's preferences we have:
Use the browser settings ( not that great as described above but good enough for 80% of the time)
When a user registers of first uses your application, they can choose language of choice and then save this in the database for later retrieval
Persist the above choice in Session state or Cookies.
Let the users choose this in the application. ( buttons. ddls etc )
In ASP.NET is very straightforward to select the preferred culture based on the user's browser settings, you can do it at page level like I did in in my prev post but you can also set it up for all your pages in the web.config file saving you the pain of adding the attribute to all your pages throughout your application.
What if I want to save the user settings after they register/access the app for the first time?
Think about the options you have to persist the preferred culture: Session: Session is not the best for many reasons, most importantly Session is not there forever, for example by default ASP.NET assumes that the user left the site after no requests have been made for 20 mins , your user might get up to get a cup of tea and his Session might expire, therefore when she gets back she might not have the application in her culture of choice. Also, you might not be able to access the Session object when you want to access the user's preferences. So I wouldn't use Session myself.
What about Cookies?
Cookies are more favourable if all you want is to persist a simple user' preference like the culture or their favourite colour I think, it will get hard pretty quickly if you where storing more than just their colour and horoscope preferences.
For example in Global.asax you could implement the Application_BeginRequest event and read the cookie there and setup your CurrentThread to the value stored in the cookie that you created after the user made the choice etc.
But I think it will get complicated very quickly and I don't think is the best way. Much better I think is ASP.NET's Profile
The Profile objects is strongly typed and persisted, and you can even implement your own ProfileProvider!
The easiest way to create a Profile is by creating some properties in the your root web.config. Just like the Resource files, ASP.NET compiles the Profile's propertied dynamically and then you have this strongly typed profile assets.
Note the attributes, name is very simple, but note alllowAnonymous: This allows anonymous users to read/write properties, you have to set it explicitly because by default, this is set to false. ASP.NET cannot know which user has which profile unless the user is authenticated. So to use this anonymous feauture you have to enable anonymous indentification in your web.config too. More details in MSDN here.
All I did what this...
<anonymousIdentification enabled="true" />
You can also set defaultvalues, type, readonly attributes to your profile entries too.
Also I defined what is called 'Profile Groups', that lets you organise the properties better and into more logical groups. Then in your app the intellisense will pick it up beautifully! ( Profile.Preferences.Culture )
So far so good, we can store it in the Profile Object but using Profile is a bit of a problem in the same league as the Sesssion Object: Can we access Profile in Global.asax BeginRequest()? Nop, we can't, the only way is to write some code to access the data store where you are persisting the user's preferences. The reason this is the case is that just like Session, Profile is not initialised until Session is ready to roll.
Getting started with a solution to the problem
Question I had was, how can I localise pages based on the choices the user made? and what if the user wants to change back and forth this setting for say language preferences. Anyway, I started easy, lets give them a UI so they can change languages for example.
I created a MasterPage and added some big, impossible to miss flags that can be associated to languages and cultures as shown below. The plan is that by clicking on the flag, the culture associated with the flags will be the Thread.Culture that the page will be running under.
OK, note that I have setup an EventHandler for the OnCommand event, when this fires, Flag_ClickedCommand will be called and then culture that that particular flag represents will be passed on as CommandName.
Note what I set the Profile.Preferences.Culture to the command name passed on from the ImageButton, but this could well be a simple button or a dropdownlist value etc. I redirect the page to itself since if the user clicks on a flag, they'll expect the changes to take change immendiately! ( I would!)
I created an extension method for strings to check if the culture passed along was valid too. Not relevant to this post but since they are very neat I'll copy it here too. :-)
Setting the Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture to your preferred culture
What we now want to do is for a page to load and pick the user's preferred culture.
I noted that you can override the InitializeCulture() method solely to intialise the page's culture. This function gets called very early in the page life cycle, well before and controls are created, meaning that if you want to get some values from controls, you must get them directly from the request using Form!
Unfortunately you have to override this function for every page, not very practical if you have a zillion pages. Next best is to provide a base common class and then inherit from this class so all your webforms can benefit and you don't have to implement the above in every form. This works fine!
Note that the Thread culture is only set for the current page and will not affect your "other" pages, initially I thought that the CurrentThread's culture will be set to the new values and we'll all happy. But then I also thought what If a user has a different entry point to the application, so the need for all your pages to be able to read and set the user's fav culture.
public partial class LocalisationBase : System.Web.UI.Page
protected override void InitializeCulture()
ProfileCommon common = HttpContext.Current.Profile as ProfileCommon;
string culture = common.Preferences.Culture;
Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = new CultureInfo(culture);
Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(culture);
So base class it was and all my other pages inherited from this..
public partial class Profile_Default : LocalisationBase
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
Now lets have a look at my initial UI that I wanted to localise and see if this works.
Just a simple form with some dates, numbers and a calendar what we hope we can localise and so the right names and formatting appear for the right culture setting. For the form labels I used resource files just like in my previous post. I have three resource files, one for english, one for spanish and one for mandarin.
The currency is interesting. All I have is a number where I call ToString("c")
Now when the user click on the Chinese flag...then the Chinese version of the page will render, dates will be rendered accordingly and the calendar will be in Chinese too..
And in Spanish too...
Clicking on Employee Details will take you to a page that also inherits from LocalisationBase and where Employees from ubiquitous Northwind will be displayed with to their likely annoyance, their date of birth, nicely formatted according to the culture of choice!
And there you have it.
In conclusion I used the native Profile ASP.NET objects, you can implement your own Provider or you can use SQLProfileProvider that ASP.NET offers, either way I honestly think that these guys offer you much more flexibility and power when you want to customize your apps according to user's preferences.
The following is a sampling of my top ten "urls" for the past couple/few weeks. By signing up with Furl (it's free), anyone can subscribe to an e-mail feed of ALL my urls (about 100-250 per week) -- AND limit by subject (e.g., ITO) and/or rating (e.g., articles rated "Very Good" or "Excellent"). It's also possible to receive new urls as an RSS feed.
All of the top ten are PDFs. Click on the link to read the abstract for each paper.
Note: Off to California for a couple of weeks. Probably no new, original postings until after the October national holiday in China. (I get a three week break from writing for this blog, but I'll still be writing columns for the AlwaysOn Network.)
I recently urled the abstract for this paper, but CNET and McKinsey were kind enough to post the full-text of the paper on the CNET news site (which downloads at glacial speed, at least from China). Now that the article from the current issue of The McKinsey Quarterly is in the public domain, I'd like to include an excerpt in this posting. (Bolded and colored notations are MY emphasis.)
"Although IT customers also want to improve their software, they are wary of big-bang packaged applications--purchases that are just now rolling off accrual budgets. This time around, CIOs are shunning expensive panaceas, especially large-scale customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Many tech executives lost face (or jobs) when the promised benefits didn't materialize, often because the technology demanded difficult-to-realize changes in processes and in employee behavior. Even worse than buying packaged applications, CIOs told us, was buying applications and then customizing them, for this strategy made it necessary to reinvest in customization with each subsequent upgrade. CIOs now favor narrower, more-targeted, less-ambitious improvements that mitigate the risk of organizational rejection. Custom software that closely adheres to a company's existing processes (and therefore requires little or no process change) is popular, and so is software developed for a specific industry. Meanwhile, integration--a higher priority now than it was during the boom--is generating demand for enterprise application integration (EAI) technologies.Web services are gaining traction faster than anticipated, especially in small telecom and other companies at the forefront of IT innovation. Of the CIOs we interviewed, 8 percent said that Web services were their primary integration strategy. Despite these inroads, most companies are still at the experimental stage with this technology, which demands advanced skills and a high degree of commitment from the IT organization. Others are choosing a different path: Roughly half of the CIOs we spoke with have been (or are thinking about) investing in integration broker software, often combined with Web services. Adoption is strongest among telecommunications and financial-services companies, whose technical complexity makes the software especially attractive. The third-party services market could feel the pinch, however. Many companies, spurred by lower IT salaries after the economic slowdown, hired talent and brought IT development in-house. These new hires often support and develop the more-customized applications that today's IT budgets favor. But this move could boomerang on companies in the future: The absence of vendor support could reduce economies of scale and push up costs. Offshoring in less-expensive labor markets could, of course, offset them."
ADDENDUM: Seeing Beyond "Traditional" Market Research ...
I've already received a few messages regarding my "Seeing Beyond" posting.
One of the questions was very simple to answer. The question: Can you name a few ISVs in China which could develop a hosted version of their packaged software? Certainly. Simple answer: Bamboo, Kingdee, UFSoft (all three are in the ERP space).
A reader also asked me about Fisher-Pry, having heard of this technique but not really familiar with it. In simple terms, Fisher-Pry functions best as a substitution model. I'm not thrilled about using it to predict end of life and market size issues per se. Where I find it useful -- EXTREMELY USEFUL -- is in determining when a NEW technology is likely to EMERGE. I then put on my Geoffrey Moore glasses to look at the technology from a chasm crossing perspective. And, if I'm really interested, I'll put on my Ed Roberts and Gordon Bell glasses -- and will evaluate the technology using other techniques as well. But Fisher-Pry itself is extremely simple to use and a Geoffrey Moore analysis is also a no-brainer. (Ed Roberts' -- and I'm the unofficial president of the Ed Roberts fan club -- various approaches to evaluating new markets and technologies requires me to fire a lot more neurons than Moore's approach.) To me, Fisher-Pry is all about inflection points and EMERGING markets. To see an application of Fisher-Pry, read an A.T. Kearney report on wireless futures at http://tinyurl.com/4zcas (and it's an excellent report, too). See also a recent evaluation of the remote sensing market at http://tinyurl.com/6zxqm . For a brief review of Fisher-Pry and a couple of related techniques for technology trend analysis, see http://tinyurl.com/4hf7t .
Finally, another reader questioned whether MIT's Innovation Futures market was doomed to focus on short(er)-term "bets." My answer is that MIT may need to repackage Innovation Futures for addressing long(er)-term issues. Many of us in America can remember playing the stock market in one of our classes. For me, it was in my eighth grade government class. We had to pick stocks and trade them through the course of the year. Unfortunately, the very nature of this learning experience put a premium on trading versus investing. In other words, picking stocks which might be solid over a three-plus year time horizon simply wouldn't work; it was much better to "gamble" on high Beta (i.e., higher volatility) issues. Innovation Futures suffers from the same "need" to determine winners and losers on a relatively timely basis. Probably time horizons of three or more years won't suffice, at least not from a "gamblers" perspective (sans venture capitalists).
I'd like to see their system changed to allow different types of "players" and "traders," namely the crop I had suggested in my last posting, but also another class of "all others." Think of this as an experiment in social computing among technophiles, not online gambling. In some ways, it could reveal the type of knowledge that is found in the blogosphere.
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I don't know who created it or who to give credit for it to, so if anyone knows let me know. ___________________________________________ Ablepsy - Blindness Ague - Malarial fever American plague - Yellow fever Anasarca - Generalized massive edema Aphonia - Laryngitis Aphtha - Infant disease "thrush" Apoplexy - Paralysis due to stroke Asphicsia - Cyanotic and lack of oxygen Asphycsia - Cyanotic and lack of oxygen Atrophy - Wasting away or diminishing in size Bad blood - Syphilis Bilious fever - Typhoid, malaria, hepatitis or elevated temperature and bile emesis Biliousness - Jaundice associated with liver disease Black plague - Bubonic plague Black fever - Acute infection with high temperature and dark red skin lesions and high mortality rate Black pox - Black small pox Black vomit - Vomiting old black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever Blackwater fever - Dark urine associated with high temperature Bladder in throat - Diphtheria (seen on death certificates) Blood poisoning - Bacterial infection; septicemia Bloody flux - Bloody stools Bloody sweat - Sweating sickness Bone shave - Sciatica Brain fever - Meningitis Breakbone - Dengue fever Bright's disease - Chronic disease of kidneys Bronze John - Yellow fever Bule - Boil, tumor or swelling Cachexy - Malnutrition Cacogastric - Upset stomach Cacospysy - Irregular pulse Caduceus - Subject to falling sickness or epilepsy Camp fever - Typhus; aka camp diarrhea Canine madness - Rabies; hydrophobia Canker - Ulceration of mouth or lips; or herpes simplex Catalepsy - Seizures/trances Catarrhal - Nose and throat discharge from cold or allergy Cerebritis - Inflammation of cerebrum; or lead poisoning Chilblain - Swelling of extremities caused by exposure to cold Child bed fever - Infection following birth of a child Chin cough - Whooping cough Chlorosis - Iron deficiency anemia Cholera - Acute, severe, contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining sloughing Cholera morbus - Characterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, elevated temperature, etc.; could also be appendicitis Cholecystitus - Inflammation of the gall bladder Cholelithiasis - Gall stones Chorea - Disease characterized by convulsions, contortions and dancing Cold plague - Ague which is characterized by chills Colic - Abdominal pain and cramping Congestive chills - Malaria Consumption - Tuberculosis Congestion - Any collection of fluid in an organ, like the lungs Congestive chills - Malaria with diarrhea Congestive fever - Malaria Corruption - Infection Coryza - A cold Costiveness - Constipation Cramp colic - Appendicitis Crop sickness - Overextended stomach Croup - Laryngitis, diphtheria or strep throat Cyanosis - Dark skin color from lack of oxygen in blood Cynanche - Diseases of throat Cystitis - Inflammation of the bladder Day fever - Fever lasting one day; sweating sickness Debility - Lack of movement or staying in bed Decrepitude - Feebleness due to old age Delirium tremens - Hallucinations due to alcoholism Dengue - Infectious fever endemic to East Africa Dentition - Cutting of teeth Deplumation - Tumor of the eyelids which causes hair loss Diary fever - A fever that lasts more than one day Diptheria - Contagious disease of the throat Distemper - Usually animal disease with malaise, discharge from nose and throat and anorexia Dock fever - Yellow fever Dropsy - Edema (swelling), often caused by kidney or heart disease Dropsy of the brain - Encephalitis Dry bellyache - Lead poisoning Dyscrasy - An abnormal body condition Dysentery - Inflammation of the colon with frequent passage of mucous and blood Dysorexy - Reduced appetite Dyspepsia - Indigestion and heartburn; heart attack symptoms Dysury - Difficulty in urination Eclampsy - Symptoms fo epilepsy; convulsions during labor Ecstasy - A form of catalepsy characterized by loss of reason Edema - Nephrosis; swelling of tissues Edema of lungs - Congestive heart failure; a form of dropsy Eel thing - Erysipelas Elephantiasis - A form of leprosy Encephalitis - Swelling of the brain; aka sleeping sickness Enteric fever - Typhoid fever Enteritis - Inflammation of the bowels Enterocolitis - Inflammation of the intestines Epitaxis - Nose bleed Erysipelas - Contagious skin disease due to Streptococci with vesiculas and bulbous lesions Extravasted blood - Rupture of a blood vessel Falling sickness - Epilepsy Fatty liver - Cirrhosis of liver Fits - Sudden attack or seizure of muscle activity Flux - An excessive flow or discharge of fluid like hemorrhage or diarrhea Flux of humour - Circulation French pox - Syphilis Gathering - A collection of pus Glandular fever - Mononucleosis Great pox - Syphilis Green fever - Anemia Grippe/grip - Influenza-like symptoms Grocer's itch - Skin disease cause by mites in sugar or flour Heart sickness - Condition caused by loss of salt from body Heat stroke - Body temperature elevates because of surrounding environment temperature and body does not perspire to reduce temperature Hectical complaint - Recurrent fever Hematemesis - Vomiting blood Hematuria - Bloody urine Hemiplegy - Paralysis of one side of the body Hip gout - Osteomylitis Horrors - Delirium tremers Hydrocephalus - - Enlarged head; water on the brain Hydropericardium - Heart dropsy Hydrophobia - Rabies Hydrothroax - Dropsy in chest Hypertrophic - Enlargement of an organ, like the heart Impetigo - Contagious skin disease characterized by pustules Inanition - Physical condition resulting from lack of food Infantile paralysis - Polio Intestinal colic - Abdominal pain due to improper diet Jail fever - Typhus Jaundice - Condition cause by blockage of intestines King's evil - Tuberculosis of neck and lymph glands Kruchhusten - Whooping cough Lagrippe - Influenza Lockjaw - Tetanus or infectious disease affecting the muscles of the neck and jaw; untreated, it is fatal in eight (8) days Long sickness - Tuberculosis Lues disease - Syphilis Lues venera - Venereal disease Lumbago - Back pain Lung fever - Pneumonia Lung sickness - Tuberculosis Lying in - Time of delivery of an infant Malignant sore throat - Diphtheria Mania - Insanity Marasmus - Progressive wasting away of the body, like malnutrition Membranous croup - Diphtheria Meningitis - Inflations of brain or spinal cord Metritis - Inflammation of uterus or purulent vaginal discharge Miasma - Poisonous vapors thought to infect the air Milk fever - Disease from drinking contaminated milk, like undulant fever or brucellosis Milk leg - Post partum thrombophlebitis Milk sickness - Disease from milk of cattle which had eaten poisonous weeds Mormal - Gangrene Morphew - Scurvy blisters on the body Mortification - Gangrene of necrotic tissue Myelitis - Inflammation of the spine Myocarditis - Inflammation of heart muscles Necrosis - Mortification of bones or tissue Nephrosis - Kidney degeneration Nephritis - Inflammation of kidneys Nervous prostration - Extreme exhaustion from inability to control physical and mental activities Neuralgia - Described as discomfort, such as "headache" was neuralgia in head Nostalgia - Homesickness Palsy - Paralysis or uncontrolled movement of controlled muscles Paroxysm - Convulsion Pemphigus - Skin disease of watery blisters Pericarditis - Inflammation of the heart Peripneumonia - Inflammation of the lungs Peritonitis - Inflammation of the abdominal area Petechial fever - Fever characterized by skin spotting Phthiriasis - Chronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis Plague - An acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality rate Pleurisy - Any pain in the chest area with each breath Podagra - Gout Poliomyelitis - Polio; Potter's asthma Pott's disease - Tuberculosis of the spine Puerperal exhaustion - Death due to childbirth Puerperal fever - Elevated temperature after giving birth to an infant Puking fever - Milk sickness Putrid fever - Diphtheria Quinsy - Tonsillitis Remitting fever - Malaria Rheumatism - Any disorder associated with pain in joints Rickets - Disease of skeletal system Rose cold - Hay fever or nasal symptoms of an allergy Rotanny fever - (Child's disease) ??? Rubeola - German measles Sanguineous crust - Scab Scarlatina - Scarlet fever Scarlet fever - A disease characterized by a red rash Scarlet rash - Roseola Sciatica - Rheumatism in the hips Scirrhus - Cancerous tumors Scotomy - Dizziness, nausea and dimness of sight Scrivener's palsy - Writer's cramp Screws - Rheumatism Scrofula - Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands; progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas develop; young person's disease Scrumpox - Skin disease; impetigo Scurvy - Lack of Vitamin C; symptoms of weakness, spongy gums and hemorrhages under the skin Septicemia - Blood poisoning Shakes - Delirium tremens Shaking - Chills; ague Ship fever - Typhus Siriasis - Inflammation of the brain due to sun exposure Sloes - Milk sickness Small pox - Contagious disease with fever and blisters Softing of brain - Result of stroke or hemmorhage in the brain, with an end result of the tissue softening in that area Sore throat - distemper Diphtheria or quinsy Spanish influenza - Epidemic influenza Spasms - Sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles, like a convulsion Spina bifida - Deformity of spine Spotted fever - Either typhus or meningitis Sprue - Tropical disease characterized by intestinal disorders and sore throat St. Anthony's fire - Also erysipelas, but named so because of affected skin areas being bright red in appearance St. Vitas dance - Ceaseless occurance of rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntarily Stomatitis - Inflammation of the mouth Stranger's fever - Yellow fever Strangery - Rupture Sudor anglicus - Sweating sickness Summer complaint - Diarrhea, usually in infants, caused by spoiled milk Sunstroke - Uncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment heat; lack of sodium in the body is a predisposing cause Swamp sickness - - Could be malaria, typhoid or encephalitis Sweating sickness - - Infectious and fatal disease common to the UK in the 15th century Tetanus - Infectious disease characterized by high fever, headache and dizziness Thrombosis - Blood clot inside blood vessel Thrush - Childhood disease characterized by spots on mouth, lips and throat Tick fever - Rocky Mountain spotted fever Toxemia of pregnancy - Eclampsia Trench mouth - Painful ulcers found along gum line; caused by poor nutrition and poor hygiene Tussis convulsiva - Whooping cough Typhus - Infectious fever characterized by high fever, headache and dizziness Variola - Smallpox Venesection - Bleeding Viper's dance - St. Vitus dance Yellowjacket - Yellow fever
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1) The cost principle requires that when assets are acquired, they be recorded at __________.
A. list price B. selling price C. exchange price paid D. appraisal value
2) "Generally accepted" in the phrase generally accepted accounting principles means that the principles __________.
A. have been approved for use by the managements of business firms
B. have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service C. have substantial authoritative support D. are proven theories of accounting
3) The standards and rules that are recognized as a general guide for financial reporting are called __________.
A. standards of financial reporting B. operating guidelines C. generally accepted accounting principles D. generally accepted accounting standards
4) Sam's Used Cars uses the specific identification method of costing inventory. During March, Sam purchased three cars for $6,000, $7,500, and $9,750, respectively. During March, two cars are sold for $9,000 each. Sam determines that at March 31, the $9,750 car is still on hand. What is Samâs gross profit for March?
B. $750 C. $4,500
5) Hess, Inc. sells a single product with a contribution margin of $12 per unit and fixed costs of $74,400 and sales for the current year of $100,000. How much is Hessâs break even point?
A. 2,133 units
B. 6,200 units
C. $25,600 D. 4,600 units
6) As Plant Controller, you are trying to determine which costs over which you have the most control on a day to day basis. Your goal is to achieve better profitability. The Plant Operations Manager suggests that overhead is the easiest area to directly reduce costs. Which of the following items would be classified as manufacturing overhead?
A. The western divisionâs vice presidentâs salary
B. Cost of landscaping the corporate office C. General corporate liability insurance D. Factory janitor
7) What is the preparation of reports for each level of responsibility in the companyâs organization chart called?
A. Master budgeting analysis
B. Exception reporting C. Responsibility reporting
D. Static reporting
8) Disneyâs variable costs are 30% of sales. The company is contemplating an advertising campaign that will cost $22,000. If sales are expected to increase $40,000, by how much will the company's net income increase?
A. $6,000 B. $12,000
9) The cost of an asset and its fair market value are __________.
A. never the same B. irrelevant when the asset is used by the business in its operations
C. the same on the date of acquisition D. the same when the asset is sold
10) Which one of the following is a product cost?
A. Indirect labor B. Sales personâs salaries
C. Advertising costs D. Office salaries
11) What exists when budgeted costs exceed actual results?
A. A budgeting error B. An unfavorable difference
C. An excess profit D. A favorable difference
12) The income statement and balance sheet columns of Pine Company's worksheet reflects the following totals:
Income Statement Balance Sheet
Dr. Cr. Dr. Cr.
Totals $58,000 $48,000 $34,000 $44,000
Closing entries are necessary for __________.
A. permanent accounts only B. both permanent and temporary accounts
C. permanent or real accounts only D. temporary accounts only
13) Managerial accounting __________.
A. is concerned with costing products B. pertains to the entity as a whole and is highly aggregated
C. places emphasis on special-purpose information D. is governed by generally accepted accounting principles
14) H55 Company sells two products, beer and wine. Beer has a 10 percent profit margin and wine has a 12 percent profit margin. Beer has a 27 percent contribution margin and wine has a 25 percent contribution margin. If other factors are equal, which product should H55 push to customers?
A. Beer B. Selling either results in the same additional income for the company
C. It should sell an equal quantity of both D. Wine
15) Lekeisha's income exceeds her expenditures. Lekeisha is a __________.
A. saver who demands money from the financial system B. borrower who demands money from the financial system
C. borrower who supplies money to the financial system D. saver who supplies money to the financial system
16) Maurice receives $100 as a birthday gift. In deciding how to spend the money, he narrows his options down to four choices: Option A, Option B, Option C, and Option D. Each option costs $100. Finally he decides on Option B. The opportunity cost of this decision is __________.
A. the value to Maurice of the option he would have chosen had Option B not been available
B. $100 C. $300 D. the value to Maurice of Options A, C and D combined
17) A production possibilities frontier will be a straight line if __________.
A. the economy is producing efficiently B. the economy is engaged in trade with at least one other economy C. increasing the production of one good by x units entails no opportunity cost in terms of the other good
D. increasing the production of one good by x units entails a constant opportunity cost in terms of the other good
18) In economics, the cost of something is __________.
A. what you give up to get it B. often impossible to quantify, even in principle C. the dollar amount of obtaining it D. always measured in units of time given up to get it
19) A tax on an imported good is called a __________.
A. supply tax
B. trade tax C. quota D. tariff
20) Which of the following statements about GDP is correct?
A. GDP is to a nationâs economy as household income is to a household. B. GDP increases if the total population increases. C. GDP measures two things at once: the total income of everyone in the economy and the unemployment rate.
D. Money continuously flows from households to government and then back to households, and GDP measures this flow of money.
21) In computing GDP, market prices are used to value final goods and services because __________.
A. if market prices are out of line with how people value goods, the government sets price ceilings and price floors
B. Market prices are not used in computing GDP C. market prices reflect the values of goods and services D. market prices do not change much over time, so it is easy to make comparisons between years
22) Which of the following statements about GDP is correct?
A. Nominal GDP values production at market prices, whereas real GDP values production at the cost of the resources used in the production process.
B. Nominal GDP consistently underestimates the value of production, whereas real GDP consistently overestimates the value of production.
C. Nominal GDP values production at current prices, whereas real GDP values production at constant prices.
D. Nominal GDP values production at constant prices, whereas real GDP values production at current prices.
23) Which of the following is not correct?
A. The U.S. debt per-person is large compared with average lifetime income.
B. In 2005, the U.S. government had a deficit. C. A potential cost of deficits is that they reduce national saving, thereby reducing growth of the capital stock and output growth.
D. Deficits give people the opportunity to consume at the expense of their children, but they do not require them to do so.
24) The part of the balance of payments account that lists all long-term flows of payments is called the:
A. balance of trade. B. financial and capital account.
C. government financial account.
D. current account.
25) Edward Prescott and Finn Kydland won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2004. One of their contributions was to argue that if a central bank could convince people to expect zero inflation, then the Fed would be tempted to raise output by increasing inflation. This possibility is known as __________.
A. the sacrifice ratio dilemma B. the monetary policy reaction lag
C. the time inconsistency of policy
D. inflation targeting
26) In general, the longest lag for __________.
A. fiscal policy is the time it takes to change policy, while for monetary policy the longest lag is the time it takes for policy to affect aggregate demand
B. both fiscal and monetary policy is the time it takes for policy to affect aggregate demand
C. monetary policy is the time it takes to change policy, while for fiscal policy the longest lag is the time it takes for policy to affect aggregate demand
D. both fiscal and monetary policy is the time it takes to change policy
27) Consider two items that might be included in GDP: (1) The estimated rental value of owner-occupied housing; and (2) purchases of newly-constructed homes. How are these two items accounted for when GDP is calculated?
A. Only item (2) is included in GDP and it is included in the investment component.
B. Item (1) is included in the consumption component, while item (2) is included in the investment component.
C. Item (1) is included in the investment component, while item (2) is included in the consumption component.
D. Both item (1) and item (2) are included in the consumption component of GDP.
28) Managers will utilize __________ skills with increasing frequency as they rise within an organization.
A. Professional B. Interpersonal and communication
C. Technical D. Professional E. Conceptual and decision
29) Which of these represent skills that managers need?
A. Interpersonal, quantitative, and professional B. Technical, interpersonal & communication and conceptual & decision making
C. Professional, technical and interpersonal & communication D. Conceptual & decision making, professional and technical E. Interpersonal & communication, conceptual & decision making and professional
30) Building a dynamic organization is another way of describing which function of management?
A. Staffing B. Organizing
C. Leading D. Controlling
31) Your roommate is interested in starting a business and everybody has been giving him different information about being an entrepreneur. Since you have been studying about entrepreneurship and new ventures, which of these would you tell him is true?
A. Anyone can start a business B. All entrepreneurs need venture capital in order to get started C. Successful entrepreneurs take very careful, calculated risks D. Entrepreneurs are their own bosses and completely independent
E. Money should not be considered a start-up ingredient
32) The term used to refer to all kinds of differences including religious affiliation, age, disability status, economic class and lifestyle in addition to gender, race, ethnicity and nationality is:
A. Diversity B. Managerial ethics
C. Recruiting D. Employment E. Selection
33) A manager's ability to stimulate people to be high performers is referred to as:
A. Planning B. Supervising
D. Organizing E. Leading
34) A series of quality standards developed by a committee working under the International Organization for Standardization to improve total quality in all businesses for the benefit of both producers and consumers is:
A. Total quality management B. Customer-based integration C. Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)
D. Just-in-time control (JIT)
E. ISO 9000
35) Japanese manufacturers' kaizen (continuous improvement) programs enable them to maintain:
A. A strategic alliance B. A homogeneous workforce C. Positive working relationships with all employees
D. A Learning advantage over their competition E. Larger, faster facilities
36) Listening to employee suggestions, gaining support for organizational objectives and fostering an atmosphere of teamwork are all considered:
A. Technical skills B. Conceptual C. Professional skills D. Interpersonal/communication skills
E. Diagnostic skills
37) The basic components of an effective sexual harassment policy include the following EXCEPT:
A. To develop an organization wide policy on sexual harassment B. To establish a means for ongoing training C. To act immediately when employees complain of sexual harassment
D. To establish a performance appraisal system E. To establish a formal complaint procedure
38) Teams that operate separately from the regular work structure and exist temporarily are known as:
A. Management teams B. Transnational teams
C. Self-managed teams
D. Parallel teams E. Self-designing teams
39) The Aquatic Center, Inc. periodically reviews the goals of the company. During the process, The Aquatic Center managers analyze their current strategies as compared to their competitors, determine goals that they will pursue and decide upon specific actions for each area of the company to take in pursuit of these goals. The Aquatic Center managers have been engaged in the management function of:
A. Goal Coordination
B. Controlling C. Organizing D. Staffing E. Planning
40) As related to managing of human resources, diversity refers to:
A. Differences in demographics (such as age, race, gender, disability status, lifestyle, veteran status, educational level, etc.)
B. Differences in pay methods (such as hourly, salaried, overtime, hazard-pay, commissioned, etc.)
C. Differences in employee benefit plans (such as pensions, insurance, vacations, memberships, etc.)
D. Differences in retention strategies (such as training, hiring, incentives, etc) E. Differences in recruiting methods (such as newspapers, schools, flyers, magazines, agencies, etc.)
41) __________ is the process of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals.
A. Controlling B. Decision making
C. Planning D. Supervising E. Management
42) Twelve randomly-chosen students were asked how many times they had missed class during a certain semester, with this result: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 5, 18.
For this sample, the median is _____.
A. 3 B. 3.5
43) Use the following table to answer question:
P(S | W) is approximately _____.
44) Use the following table to answer question:
P(M A) is approximately _____.
A. .50 B. .625
45) Dullco Manufacturing claims that its alkaline batteries last forty hours on average in a certain type of portable CD player. Tests on a random sample of 18 batteries showed a mean battery life of 37.8 hours with a standard deviation of 5.4 hours.
In determining the p-value for reporting the study's findings, which of the following is true?
A. The p-value is equal to .05. B. The p-value is greater than .05. C. The p-value cannot be determined without specifying . D. The p-value is less than .05.
46) William used a sample of 68 U.S. cities to estimate the relationship between Crime (annual property crimes per 100,000 persons) and Income (median income per capita). His estimated regression equation was Crime = 428 + .050 Income.
Which outcomes would be likely in a bivariate regression on 45 randomly chosen U.S. cities in 2005 with
Y = number of robberies in each city (thousands of robberies) and
X = size of police force in each city (thousands of police)?
A. High R2 (due to city size). B. Positive slope (due to city size).
C. No correlation. D. Autocorrelation.
47) Twelve randomly-chosen students were asked how many times they had missed class during a certain semester, with this result: 2, 1, 5, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1, 1, 5, 18.
For this sample, which measure of central tendency is least representative of the âtypicalâ student?
B. Mean C. Mode D. Median
48) Likely reasons for inaccurate control limits would include which of the following?
A. Process variation was not zero, as expected. B. The engineering parameter for variance is unknown.
C. There was insufficient preliminary sampling. D. The engineers were underpaid for their work.
49) You are faced with a linear programming objective function of:
Max P = $20X + $30Y
and constraints of:
3X + 4Y = 24 (Constraint A)
5X â Y = 18 (Constraint B)
You discover that the shadow price for Constraint A is 7.5 and the shadow price for Constraint B is 0. Which of these statements is TRUE?
A. The most you would want to pay for an additional unit of A would be $7.50.
B. You can change quantities of X and Y at no cost for Constraint B. C. For every additional unit of the objective function you create, the price of A rises by $7.50.
D. For every additional unit of the objective function you create, you lose 0 units of B.
50) A project has three paths. AâBâC has a length of 25 days. AâDâC has a length of 15 days. Finally, AâEâC has a length of 20 days. Which one of the following statements is TRUE?
A. The expected duration of this project is 25 + 15 + 20 = 60 days.
B. AâDâC is the critical path. C. The expected duration of this project is 25 days. D. AâBâC has the most slack.
51) Which one of the following statements concerning production and staffing plans is best?
A. A master production schedule is a projected statement of income, costs, and profits.
B. Aggregation can be performed along three dimensions: product families, labor, and time.
C. Production plans are based primarily on information from the master production plan.
D. A staffing plan is the intermediate link between the business plan and the master production schedule.
52) While glancing over the sensitivity report, you note that the stitching labor has a shadow price of $10 and a lower limit of 24 hours with an upper limit of 36 hours. If your original right hand value for stitching labor was 30 hours, you know that:
A. you would lose $80 if one of your workers missed an entire 8 hour shift. B. the next worker that offers to work an extra 8 hours should receive at least $80.
C. you would be willing pay up to $60 for someone to work another 6 hours.
D. you can send someone home 6 hours early and still pay them the $60 they would have earned while on the clock.
53) The costs of delivering products in the _____ channel are much higher than delivering products in the _____ channel.
A. physical, digital B. e-commerce, digital
C. physical, financial D. digital, e-commerce
E. digital, physical
54) When customers access a Web site and make purchases, they generate __________.
A. Tracking cookies B. Web data C. Information D. Clickstream data
E. Hyperlink data
55) _____ is the integration of economic, social, cultural, and ecological facets of life, enabled by information.
A. regionalization B. globalization C. nationalization D. business environment
56) Various organizations that promote fair and responsible use of information systems often develop __________.
A. a code of ethics B. responsibility charters
C. a strategic plan D. a mission statement E. a goals outline
57) What is _____ is not necessarily _____.
A. Illegal, unethical B. Unethical, legal C. Ethical, illegal D. Unethical, illegal
E. Ethical, legal
58) _____ provides users with a view of what is happening, where _____ addresses why it is happening.
A. Multidimensional data analysis, structured query language
B. Multidimensional data analysis, neural networks C. Data mining, multidimensional data analysis D. Data mining, expert system E. Multidimensional data analysis, data mining
59) Computer support is greatest for which of the following problems?
A. Semistructured and strategic planning B. Semistructured and management control
C. Unstructured and operational control D. Structured and operational control E. Structured and management control
60) The management cockpit best exemplifies which type of system?
A. Decision support system B. Functional area information system
C. Expert system D. Digital dashboard E. Group decision support system
61) _____ is the efficient and effective execution of specific tasks.
A. Operational control
B. Expertise C. Management control
D. Strategic planning E. Wisdom
62) Geocoding is __________.
A. accessing geographical information B. integrating maps with spatially oriented databases and other databases
C. integrating organizational transactions with spatially oriented databases D. programming spatially oriented databases E. encrypting spatial information
63) At 8% compounded annually, how long will it take $750 to double?
A. 48 months
B. 6.5 years C. 9 years D. 12 years
64) Which of the following represents an attempt to measure the earnings of the firmâs operations over a given time period?
A. Cash flow statement
B. Balance sheet C. Income statement D. Quarterly statement
65) A machine costs $1,000, has a three-year life, and has an estimated salvage value of $100. It will generate after-tax annual cash flows (ACF) of $600 a year, starting next year. If your required rate of return for the project is 10%, what is the NPV of this investment? (Round your answerwer to the nearest $10.)
A. $570 B. $490 C. $900 D. -$150
66) Disadvantages of using current liabilities as opposed to long-term debt include:
A. higher cash flow exposure B. greater risk of illiquidity, and uncertainty of interest costs
C. decreased risk of liquidity D. certainty of interest costs E. uncertainty of future liabilities
67) Petrified Forest Skin Care, Inc. pays an annual perpetual dividend of $1.70 per share. If the stock is currently selling for $21.25 per share, what is the expected rate of return on this stock?
A. 12.5% B. 36.13%
C. 8.0% D. 13.6%
68) Which of the following is most consistent with the hedging principle in working capital management?
A. Fixed assets should be financed with short-term notes payable. B. Inventory should be financed with preferred stock. C. Accounts receivable should be financed with short-term lines of credit.
D. Borrow on a floating rate basis to finance investments in permanent assets.
69) An increase in future value can be caused by an increase in the __________.
A. original amount invested B. annual interest rate and number of compounding periods
C. rate of return D. dividends paid E. starting value
70) If the quote for a forward exchange contract is greater than the computed price, the forward contract is:
A. at equilibrium.
B. undervalued. C. a good buy. D. overvalued.
71) Your company is considering an investment in a project which would require an initial outlay of $300,000 and produce expected cash flows in Years 1 through 5 of $87,385 per year. You have determined that the current after-tax cost of the firmâs capital (required rate of return) for each source of financing is as follows:
Cost of debt 8%
Cost of preferred stock 12%
Cost of common stock 16%
Long-term debt currently makes up 20% of the capital structure, preferred stock 10%, and common stock 70%. What is the net present value of this project?
B. $871 C. $1,241
72) Suppose you determine that the NPV of a project is $1,525,855. What does that mean?
A. The projectâs IRR would have to be less that the firmâs discount rate. B. The project would add value to the firm. C. Under all conditions, the projectâs payback would be less than the profitability index.
D. In all cases, investing in this project would be better than investing in a project that has an NPV of $850,000.
73) The common stockholders are most concerned with:
A. the spread between the return generated on new investments and the investorâs required rate of return.
B. the size of the firmâs beginning earnings per share. C. the risk of the investment. D. the percentage of profits retained.
74) PepsiCo calculates unlevered betas for each peer group in order to:
A. eliminate different financial risks.
B. eliminate competitive factors. C. eliminate judgment factors. D. eliminate different business risks.
75) Which of the following best represents operating income?
A. Income from discontinued operations
B. Earnings before interest and taxes C. Income from capital gains D. Income after financing activities
76) In comparison to the buying of final consumers, the purchasing of organizational buyers:
A. is even less predictable. B. leans basically toward economy, quality, and dependability.
C. is always emotional. D. is strictly economic and not at all emotional. E. is always based on competitive bids from multiple suppliers.
77) The basic objective of the U.S. market-directed economic system is to:
A. achieve an annual growth rate of at least 10 percent. B. provide each person with an equal share of the economic output.
C. make the most efficient use of the country's resources. D. minimize inflation. E. satisfy consumer needs as they--the consumers--see them.
78) Comparing GDP for foreign countries can help a marketing manager evaluate potential markets if the manager remembers that:
A. GDP measures show people's tendency to buy particular products. B. income tends to be evenly distributed among consumers in most countries. C. GDP estimates may not be very accurate for very different cultures and economies.
D. Other countries most likely donât use the US Dollar as their primary currency.
E. GDP measures show the degree of competition in a market.
79) A firm's "marketing mix" decision areas would NOT include:
B. People. C. Price. D. Place. E. Product.
80) __________ is a marketing management aid which refers to how customers think about proposed and/or present brands in a market.
A. Brand familiarity B. Positioning
C. Market scanning D. Customer relationship management (CRM)
E. Market segmentation
81) The "four Ps" of a marketing mix are:
A. Production, Personnel, Price, and Physical Distribution
B. Promotion, Production, Price, and People C. Potential customers, Product, Price, and Personal Selling
D. Product, Price, Promotion, and Profit E. Product, Place, Promotion, and Price
82) When evaluating macro-marketing:
A. the evaluation is necessarily subjective. B. the best approach is to consider the profit generated by individual firms within the overall system.
C. one must determine how efficiently the society's resources are used. D. one must consider the societyâs role in the marketing system. E. one must consider each individual firm's role in the marketing system.
83) A cluster analysis of the "toothpaste market" would probably show that:
A. the broad product-market can be served effectively with one marketing mix.