Market Harborough Food and Drink Festival in the rain


When the first Market Harborough Food and Drink Festival was announced I was excited and planned on spending some time there.

So this afternoon, despite the rain, I went along,

There was a good selection of stalls and two or three bars. On a warm summer afternoon it would have been great, but the weather meant there was something of grim determination about the crowd's enjoyment.

Anyway, I hope the event will be run again next year and will enjoy a better day.

 


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Six of the Best 535

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Amanda Taub says German Chancellor Angela Merkel did something really good this week: "Her country will now allow Syrian refugees, who normally would be deported back to wherever they first entered the European Union, to stay and apply for asylum. Thousands of Syrians who would have otherwise faced uncertainty in Europe can now begin the process of rebuilding their lives in Germany."

Jeremy Corbyn misunderstands the situation in Ukraine, argues Halya Coynash.

Rob Parsons asks if the number of graduates working in non-graduate jobs is a sign of overqualification or an underperforming economy.

"The fight to save the Gladstone Arms is a small part of a much bigger fight: to save the life and soul of London, and to uphold values greater and more enduring than money." Three cheers for Peter Oborne and Anne Williams.

The return of pine martens to England could lead to a resurgence of red squirrels. Emma Sheehy looks at the evidence.

Sarah Miller Walters looks at what the Carry On stars did in World War II. Some of them were at it for years.

Lowongan Kerja RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta

RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta
Lowongan Kerja RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta - Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr. Sardjito adalah rumah sakit umum yang terletak di Sinduadi, Mlati, Kabupaten Sleman, provinsi Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. Sebagai rumah sakit terbesar di Kota Jogja, RSUP Dr. Sardjito berusaha mengembangkan diri menjadi rumah sakit bertaraf internasional agar mampu menangani permasalahan kesehatan dengan lebih baik. Untuk meningkatkan kinerja serta mewujudkan visi misi nya, RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta kembali membuka Lowongan Kerja kesempatan kepada putra putri Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi bagian dari RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta yaitu melalui : Rekrutmen Loker Terbaru RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta sebagai berikut :



Untuk mencapai visi kemenkes yaitu menjadi kelompok bisnis terkemuka di Indonesia yang memberikan pelayanan terbaik kepada stakeholder-nya, Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta sedang mencari pemuda - pemudi terbaik yang sangat kompeten dan termotivasi diri untuk mengisi posisi lowongan kerja terbaru 2016.

Dalam rangka memperluas jaringan bisnis terbaru bulan September 2015 dan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sumber daya manusia Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta di Lowongan Terbaru posisi : BANYAK POSISI LOWONGAN

Pada hari ini bulan September 2016 Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta kembali membuka kesempatan berkarir atau membuka Lowongan Kerja Terbaru bulan September 2015 untuk lulusan terbaru dengan kualifikasi sebagai berikut : 



Lowongan Kerja RSUP Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta


Posisi Loker RSUP Dr. Sardjito :

Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr. Sardjito membuka penerimaan pegawai Non CPNS, Beirikut informasi selengkapnya :





Persyaratan Loker :
  • Pelamar Warga indonesia
  • Berusia paling rendah 18 tahun dan paling tinggi 35 tahun
  • Memiliki IPK untuk PTN Minimal 2.75 dan pelamar perguruan tinggi swasta IPK Minimal 3.00
  • Berkelakuan baik dan tidak pernah dihukum penjara atau kurungan
  • Tidak terikat dan atau tidak sedang menjadi pegawai dari instansi manapun dan tidak sedang mengikuti pendidikan formal dan non formal
  • Memiliki penampilan menarik'berbadan sehat
  • Bersedia menjadi pegawai non pegawai negeri sipil Non PNS kontrak RSUP Dr Sardjito dan tidak menuntut menjadi CPNS /PNS
  • Berasal dari lulusan institusi pendidikan non kesehatan minimal terakreditasi B dari BAN PT dan lulusan dari institusi pendidikan kesehatan minimal terakreditasi B dari badan PPSDM kesehatan kementerian kesehatan RI atau BAN PT



Jadwal Pelaksanaan :




Tata cara Registrasi Online :
  1. Pendaftaran dapat dilakukan secara online melalui website bagian SDM RSUP Dr sardjito http://sdm.sardjitohospital.co.id/ Mulai tanggal 1 sampai 10 september 2015 mendatang
  2. Wajib memperhatikan langkah langkah pengisian secara cermat dan hati hati. Kesalahan pengisian yang tidak sesuai dengan dokumen pendukung dapat mengakibatkan ketidaklulusan seleksi administrasi
  3. Setiap pelamar hanya diperkenankan mendaftar pada 1 formasi dan tidak diperkenankan untuk mengubah pilihan formasi yang sudah diisikan pada saat pendaftaran online
  4. Setelah melakuakn pendaftaran online, pelamar wajib mencetak hasil pendaftaran secara online dan menempel 1 lembar pas poto berwarna terbaru ukuruan 4x6 serta menandatangani print out pendaftaran secara online tersebut
  5. Pendaftaran secara online akan diproses setelah berkas lamaran diterima panitia yang dikirimkan melalui PO BOX 15000 YK 55000



Catatan :
  • Loker RSUP Dr. Sardjito ditutup pada tanggal : 10 September 2015


Bagaimana Anda tertarik untuk bekerja di Loker RSUP Dr. Sardjito ?

Jika anda tertarik dengan loker terbaru hari ini bulan September 2015 ini yaitu yang memberikan informasi kepada anda tentang : Lowongan Kerja Terbaru Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat (RSUP) Dr. Sardjito Yogyakarta, Silahkan melakukan REGISTRASI ONLINE dan mengirimkan berkas persyaratan sesuai dengan petunjuk diatas.



Lowongan Kerja KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum)

Lowongan Kerja KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum)
Lowongan Kerja KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) - Komisi Pemilihan Umum atau KPU adalah lembaga negara yang menyelenggarakan pemilihan umum di Indonesia. Untuk meningkatkan kinerja serta mewujudkan visi misi nya, KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) kembali membuka Lowongan Kerja kesempatan kepada putra putri Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi bagian dariKPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) yaitu melalui : Rekrutmen Loker Terbaru KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) sebagai berikut :



Untuk mencapai visi kemenkes yaitu menjadi kelompok bisnis terkemuka di Indonesia yang memberikan pelayanan terbaik kepada stakeholder-nya, KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) sedang mencari pemuda - pemudi terbaik yang sangat kompeten dan termotivasi diri untuk mengisi posisi lowongan kerja terbaru 2016.

Dalam rangka memperluas jaringan bisnis terbaru bulan September 2015 dan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sumber daya manusia KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) di Lowongan Terbaru posisi : BANYAK POSISI LOWONGAN

Pada hari ini bulan September 2016 KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum) kembali membuka kesempatan berkarir atau membuka Lowongan Kerja Terbaru bulan September 2015 untuk lulusan terbaru dengan kualifikasi sebagai berikut : 




Posisi Loker KPU :
  • TENAGA PENDUKUNG

Dalam menyukseskan pelaksanaan Pemilihan Walikota dan Wakil Walikota Banjarbaru Tahun 2015, Komisi Pemilihan Umum (KPU) Kota Banjarbaru akan melakukan rekrutmen tenaga pendukung (TMT September 2015 s/d Maret 2016), dengan persyaratan sebagai berikut :

Persyaratan :
  • Pendidikan minimal SLTA/ Sederajat
  • Usia maksimal 35 tahun
  • Berdomisili dalam wilayah Kota Banjarbaru dan Martapura
  • Mampu mengoperasikan komputer.

Berkas Lamaran :
  • Surat lamaran bermaterai 6 ribu
  • Salinan Sah Ijazah terakhir
  • Salinan Kartu Tanda Penduduk
  • Biodata
  • Pas photo berwarna ukuran 4 X 6 sebanyak 2 lembar.


Jadwal Rekrutmen :
  • Penerimaan Pendaftaran : Tanggal 31 Agustus – 02 September 2015
  • Pengumuman Hasil Seleksi Administrasi : Tanggal 03 September 2015
  • Seleksi Tertulis dan Wawancara : Tanggal 04 September 2015
  • Pengumuman Hasil Seleksi Tertulis dan Wawancara : Tangal 07 September 2015


Catatan :
  • Loker KPU ditutup pada tanggal : 02 September 2015

Bagaimana Anda tertarik untuk bekerja di Loker KPU ?

Jika anda tertarik dengan loker terbaru hari ini bulan September 2015 ini yaitu yang memberikan informasi kepada anda tentang : Lowongan Kerja Terbaru KPU (Komisi Pemilihan Umum), Silahkan kirimkan Lamaran via POS kealamat dibawah ini :

Sekretariat KPU Kota Banjarbaru:
Jalan Trikora / Soekarno Hatta No. 7 Banjarbaru
setiap jam kerja (08.00 s/d 16.00 Wita).


Gordon Brown as Susan Boyle



From the Telegraph, 1 June 2009:
Speaking on GMTV Mr Brown said he watched the final on Saturday night and described the winning dance group as "absolutely wonderful". 
But he said: "I hope Susan Boyle is OK because she is a really, really nice person and I think she will do well. 
"I spoke to Simon Cowell last night and to Piers Morgan and wanted to be sure that she was OK."
How long ago all that now seems!

“We are not going to win the Tory vote. Nor should we try to.”



Thank you to Julie Hesmondhalgh - an excellent actress but perhaps less of a political strategist - for laying bare the weakness of Corbynism.

A move to the left may help shore up Labour's vote against the threat of the Greens and the Farronite Liberal Democrats.

It may even stave off the threat of Ukip, as that party's voters are notably left-wing on the economy. I doubt, though, that they will take kindly to Islington-style social policies.

But a Corbyn-led Labour Party will have little chance of winning over Conservative voters - the sort of Conservative voters who liked Tony Blair and helped him win three general elections.

No doubt the Corbynites will pinning their hopes on people who do not usually vote. But that strategy is unlikely to prove successful.

Featured on Liberal Democrat VoiceIn my experience, people who do not usually vote do not usually vote.

For more on Labour under Corbyn, read my post Five consequences of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

Barry Ryan: Eloise



Paul and Barry Ryan were the twin sons of Marion Ryan, a popular British singer of the 1950s.

They had success as a duo in the 1960s, but Paul found performing too stressful and turned to songwriting instead.

He wrote this for Barry, which was a number 1 in many countries but was kept at number 2 in Britain by the juggernaut that was Mary Hopkin's Those Were the Days.

In 1968 a five-minute single was practically unheard of. With its changes of mood and tempo, you can see Eloise as a forerunner of Bohemian Rhapsody.

The teenagers may recall that the Damned had a hit with it in 1986.

Paul Ryan died in 1992, aged only 44. Barry was performing on Sixties nostalgia tours only a few years ago.

Lowongan Kerja UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman)

UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman)
Lowongan Kerja Terbaru UNSOED - Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (Unsoed) merupakan salah satu Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (PTN) di Indonesia yang terletak di Purwokerto, Kabupaten Banyumas, Jawa Tengah. Nama Jenderal Soedirman sendiri diambil dari seorang Panglima Besar yang merupakan Pahlawan Nasional kelahiran Banyumas. Untuk meningkatkan kinerja serta mewujudkan visi misi nya, UNSOED Purwokerto kembali membuka Lowongan Kerja kesempatan kepada putra putri Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi bagian dari UNSOED Purwokerto yaitu melalui : Rekrutmen Loker Terbaru UNSOED Purwokerto sebagai berikut :



Untuk mencapai visi perusahaan yaitu menjadi kelompok bisnis terkemuka di Indonesia yang memberikan pelayanan terbaik kepada stakeholder-nya, UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman) Purwokerto sedang mencari pemuda - pemudi terbaik yang sangat kompeten dan termotivasi diri untuk mengisi posisi lowongan kerja terbaru 2016.

Dalam rangka memperluas jaringan bisnis terbaru bulan September 2015 dan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sumber daya manusia UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman) Purwokerto di Lowongan Terbaru posisi : BANYAK POSISI LOWONGAN

Pada hari ini bulan September 2016 UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman) Purwokerto kembali membuka kesempatan berkarir atau membuka Lowongan Kerja Terbaru bulan September 2015 untuk lulusan terbaru dengan kualifikasi sebagai berikut :



Lowongan Kerja UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman)


Posisi Loker Unsoed :
  • Tenaga Medis
  • Tenaga Kependidikan

Penerimaan Tenaga Kontrak Universitas Jenderal Soedirman Tahun 2015

Berdasarkan formasi tenaga kontrak untuk Tenaga Medis dan Tenaga Kependidikan, dengan ini diumumkan bahwa Universitas Jenderal Soedirman menerima pendaftaran Tenaga Medis dan Tenaga Kependidikan Tahun 2015 dengan rincian sebagai berikut :


1. Tenaga Medis

Persyaratan Loker : 
  • S1 Profesi Dokter (Kedokteran Umum) dengan IPK >= 3.00
  • S1 Profesi Dokter (Kedokteran Gigi) dengan IPK >= 3.00
  • S1 Profesi Apoteker dengan IPK >= 3.00
  • D3 Perawat Gigi, IPK >= 3.00
  • D3 Perawat Umum, IPK  >= 3.00
  • D3 Rekam Medis, IPK  >= 2.75
  • D3 Analis Kesehatan, IPK >= 2.75
  • D3 Farmasi, IPK >= 2.75
  • D3 Radiodiagnostik dan Radioterapi, IPK >=2.75

Persyaratan Khusus Tenaga Medis :
  • Fotokopi Surat Tanda Registrasi (STR) yang masih berlaku
  • Surat Keterangan dalam kondisi sedang Hamil bagi yang sudah menikah
  • Surat Pernyataan bersedia bekerja di Rumah Sakit Gigi dan Mulut Pendidikan (RSGMP) selama minimal 2 tahun (bermaterai 6000)
  • Surat Pernyatan tidak sedang dalam proses Rekruitmen di Institusi lain.
  • Surat Ijin Melamar pekerjaan dari orang tua/suami bagi yang sudah menikah. 


2. Tenaga Kependidikan

Persyaratan Loker : 
  • S1 Ilmu Komunikasi dan Teknik Multimedia, IPK >= 2.75

Persyaratan Umum :
  • WNI
  • Usia minim 20 tahun dan maksimal 32 tahun.
  • Surat lamaran Kerja ditujukan kepada : Rektor Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
  • CV
  • Fotokopi Ijazah dan transkrip nilai yang dilegalisir
  • SK Akreditasi Program Studi dari BAN-PT minim B
  • Pas foto = 2 lembar, ukuran ( 4 x 6 )
  • Surat Keterangan Berbadan Sehat dari Dokter atau Puskesmas/Rumah Sakit
  • Fotokopi SKCK
  • Fotokopi KTP

Berkas Lamaran :
  • Berkas lamaran dimasukan dalam Stopmap dengan sampul diberi tulisan : Nama lengkap, TTL, Pendidikan, Jurusan/Prodi, Jabatan yang dilamar, Alamat Rumah, No. HP/Telp.
  • Warna Stopmap :
    • S1 Profesi = Warna Biru
    • S1 Pendidikan = Warna Merah
    • Pendidikan D3 = Warna Kuning


Catatan :
  • Loker UNSOED dibuka pada tanggal : 01 - 08 September 2015

Bagaimana Anda tertarik untuk bekerja di Loker unsoed ?

Jika anda tertarik dengan loker terbaru hari ini bulan September 2015 ini yaitu yang memberikan informasi kepada anda tentang : Lowongan Kerja Terbaru UNSOED (Universitas Jenderal Soedirman) Purwokerto, silahkan melakukan pendaftaran ke alamat dibawah ini :

Bagian Hukum dan Kepegawaian
Kantor Pusat Administrasi Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
Jln, Prof. Dr. HR. Boenjamin 708 Grendeng
Purwokerto


Why Danny Cipriani is not in the England World Cup squad



The awe with which the London rugby union press regards Danny Cipriani  has long puzzled me.

Today's example comes from Richard Williams in the Guardian:
The perception here is that Cipriani has what it would take to bring Twickenham to its feet next month, particularly in a squad that looks not so much undercooked as still in the freezer. Now he won’t get the chance. 
No head coach has made a more soul-deadening decision since Clive Woodward kept Gavin Henson out of his Lions side for the first Test in New Zealand a decade ago.
England do have a tendency to select prosaic rather than poetic fly halves - Rob Andrew rather than Stuart Barnes. Jonny Wilkinson was a formidable player, but if you wanted someone to launch your backs then Charlie Hodgson was a better bet.

But it is not that Cipriani has not been tried. As this video shows, he was tried and found wanting at international level.

Nottinghamshire cricket star found asleep in car

BBC News wins Headline of the Day.

Two facts about Susan Shaw



1. She was christened 'Patsy Sloots'.

2. She is the grandmother of the former England rugby international Toby Flood.

I was not sure of this second fact when I blogged about Flood's theatrical grandfathers, because Albert Lieven married four times. But it is indeed the case.

Shaw was a popular actress for some years after World War II and had a prominent role in one of the best films of the era: Ealing's drama It Always Rains on Sunday.

But hers was a sad life. After Lieven she married the American actor Bonar Colleano and was hit hard by his death in 1958.

There is more about her on The Norwood Society website.

Child immunization rates

A recent U.S. CDC report shows that Maine’s vaccination rates for 19-35-month-olds are the best in the nation. 

These results are a cause for celebration and reflect an effective partnership that has been built across the state to address this important health issue. Our success can be attributed to the hard work of clinicians, partners, educators and funders who have collectively made the vaccination of Maine’s children a public health priority.

Maine CDC is proud of this accomplishment and looks forward to working with our partners to build upon this success in the coming year.

Additional information is available in these PowerPoint slides.

Tesco abandons its plans for a Market Harborough superstore

I hope it does not go ahead.
I wrote that in September 2013 when news broke that Tesco was planning a large out-of-town store in Market Harborough.

Today came news that the supermarket chain has abandoned those plans.

For the reasons outlined in that earlier post, I am glad.

Market Harborough is still growing. Ignore all those plaints about Nimbys: the council and residents can do little about it.

So there may come a time soon when the town's population is too big to be served by its centre.

I get the impression that has happened in both Northampton and Cambridge, and it does not make shopping in either a pleasant experience.

If it happens in Harborough then we shall have to look at encouraging out-of-town development.

But shopping patterns are changing, and it may be that an out-of-town store will never be built here at all.

Six of the Best 534

William Wallace (Are
you sure about this? Ed.
)
Laura McInerney overhears someone learning to be homeless.

"We need to pitch our appeal for a liberal left distinct from whatever package Labour develops, and rebuild local bases which we can capture on another anti-Conservative swing. And we should not kid ourselves that many within the current Labour Party will welcome our efforts." William Wallace anticipates another phase of the ‘future of the left’ debate, whether or not Jeremy Corbyn emerges as Labour’s next leader.

Talking of which, Nick Cohen says: "Like many from the Left’s dark corners, Corbyn ... is concerned only with the rights of those whose oppression is politically useful. If the oppressed’s suffering can be blamed on the West, he will defend them. If not, he is on their enemies’ side."

Don't Chase the Wide Ones reviews Death of a Gentleman - a film on the politics of cricket.

"On the ground floor of the warehouse was a lean-to outhouse ,,, The contents were a mystery and I was dispatched to find a crowbar to prise open the padlocked door. When we opened the lean-to, it was stacked with books. The collector from Manchester reached inside and snatched one book at random. He opened it, turned to Asher and said, 'I’ll buy the whole contents.' The book he held in his hand was a rare antiquarian Hebrew tome printed in Venice and it turned out that the outhouse contained the stock from Moshe’s father’s bookshop in Warsaw, untouched for decades." Spitalfields Life remembers the Jewish bookshops of the East End.

Nichola Chester writes a love letter to North Devon (and Bude).

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Carol Vorderman reveals she is 'covered in burns' after she fell off her treadmill while running naked

Headline of the Day goes to the Independent.

Alistair Darling: From the International Marxist Group to the Lords



Alastair Darling was given a peerage today, so it is time to remember how far this particular Lord has come.

Time, indeed, to wheel out my favourite George Galloway quote:
When I first met him 35 years ago Darling was pressing Trotskyite tracts on bewildered railwaymen at Waverley Station in Edinburgh. He was a supporter of the International Marxist Group, whose publication was entitled the Black Dwarf.
Later, in preparation for his current role he became the treasurer of what was always termed the rebel Lothian Regional Council. Faced with swinging government spending cuts which would have decimated the council services or electorally ruinous increases in the rates, Alistair came up with a creative wheeze.

The council, he said, should refuse to set a rate or even agree a budget at all, plunging the local authority into illegality and a vortex of creative accounting leading to bankruptcy.

Surprisingly, this strategy had some celebrated friends. There was "Red Ted" Knight, the leader of Lambeth council, in London, and Red Ken Livingstone newly elected leader of Greater London Council. Red Ally and his friends around the Black Dwarf were for a time a colourful part of the Scottish left.

The late Ron Brown, Red Ronnie as he was known, was Alistair's bosom buddy. He was thrown out of Parliament for placing a placard saying hands off Lothian Region on Mrs Thatcher's despatch box while she was addressing the House. And Darling loved it at the time.

The former Scottish trade union leader Bill Speirs and I were dispatched by the Scottish Labour Party to try and talk Alistair Darling down from the ledge of this kamikaze strategy, pointing out that thousands of workers from home helps to headteachers would lose their jobs as a result and that the council leaders - including him - would be sequestrated, bankrupted and possibly incarcerated. How different things might have been. 
Anyway, I well remember Red Ally's denunciation of myself as a "reformist", then just about the unkindest cut I could have imagined.

Those new Liberal Democrat peers in full

According to Guido Fawkes:
  • Sir Alan Beith – former MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed and former Chair of the Justice Select Committee
  • Sharon Bowles – former MEP for South East England
  • Sir Malcolm Bruce – former MP for Gordon, and former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
  • Lorley Burt – former MP for Solihull and former Chair of the Liberal Democrats 
  • Rt Hon Sir Menzies ‘Ming’ Campbell CH, CBE, QC – former MP for North East Fife and former Leader of the Liberal Democrats 
  • Lynne Featherstone – former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and held several ministerial positions 
  • Don Foster – former MP for Bath and former Liberal Democrat Chief Whip 
  • Jonny Oates – former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government 
  • Shas Sheehan – former Councillor for Kew and involved in several community groups 
  • Sir Andrew Stunell – former MP for Hazel Grove and former Department for Communities and Local Government Minister 
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  • Dorothy Thornhill MBE – Mayor of Watford; former Councillor and Assistant Headteacher

Ukraine 5 & 10 hryvnia 2015 - Ternopil

New commemoratives:

"475 years of the first written mention of Ternopil"



(news and image from Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Egypt 1 pound 2015 - Suez Canal

New bimetallic commemorative:

"Suez Canal"



(image from eBay seller philanote)

PSST! Celebrating Xena's Birthday With A Cat Book But Don't Tell Her

Fifteen years ago on the twenty-first day of August a sweet girl puppy was born; the runt in a litter of Chocolate Labrador Retrievers.  Knowing she would need to make up for her size in spirit, I named her Xena, the Warrior Princess.  Anyone who meets her agrees the name fits her perfectly.  Her zest for life is contagious.

As a youngster she was so small she needed three meals a day.  For the first six months of her life with me, she came to the elementary school library, safely tucked away in my office.  She was frequently seen on my lap during story times.  Over the years when I worked evenings, weekends and summers at school, she was a constant companion.  We have rarely been apart.

This form of devotion, a love that's completely unconditional, is a rare gift we humans receive from our animal friends.  People from all walks of life will readily concur with their own stories about these daily moments.  One of the more notable examples of this faithfulness can be found in one of this year's newer titles, Mummy Cat (Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 21, 2015) written by Marcus Ewert with illustrations by Lisa Brown.

The winds hiss over desert sand.
The moon shines down on empty land.
And long ago...

Traveling back in time to ancient Egypt, within the walls of a pyramid built to house a queen, a being stirs after one hundred years of stillness.  It's a cat, wrapped in cloth, which awakes from death.  Each century this cat seeks to see if his friend, Hat-Shup-set, no longer sleeps.  During her reign the two were inseparable.

Paintings in the tomb chronicle their lives and shared experiences.  Days resting during game challenges, playing along and on the River Nile, dreaming and lounging beside the pool and posing for an artistic pal are some of the pastimes they relish.  Treachery ends their joy.

Each is prepared, carefully bound, for their journey into the afterlife.  This the cat sees while searching for his queen as sadness descends like a shroud.  Ahead a doorway leads to a room, a storehouse for lifetime treasures.

At the center a coffin bears a likeness of the beloved young woman.  All the cat desires is to see her again after three thousand years.  Waiting.  Wanting.  Wishing. Wonderful!


As quietly as the tomb in which the story begins Marcus Ewert writes words in gentle rhyme flowing flawlessly.  We are wrapped, like the mummies, in history woven into the narrative.   We learn of a culture past and of a rare friendship standing the test of time.  Here is a sample passage.

Or this mural of a noontime nap:
dreams of mice, on the queen's own lap.
Their couch was set beside the pool.
The shade from date trees kept them cool. 

Unfolding the dust jacket readers see a happy mummy cat arising from a long sleep; hieroglyphs on the coffin spelling out the title.  Like the cat the text is wrapped in cloth.  Two yellow butterflies appear here and on interior images throughout the book.  Perhaps they are representative of transformation, souls living after death or acting as guides.  A single mouse watches.  On the back, to the left, two other mice, friends with the first, gaze at a painting on the wall of the tomb, the queen happily holding the cat on her lap.

A stylish book case, different from the jacket, uses a darker gray as the background, appearing like stone. (This is used again in the body of the book.)  An Egyptian pattern adorns either side of the spine.  On the front the queen and her cat are walking together in life.  On the back they are walking away from us as they appear in death.  The opening and closing endpapers are rows of two different lotus shapes; highly symbolic in ancient Egypt.

Lisa Brown starts her visual story on the double-page spread for the title page with a panoramic view of the Egyptian desert with pyramids and a setting sun.  A closer view is presented to readers under a full moon on the next two-page image.  Each set of two pages brings us closer to the door of the tomb and finally inside.  The textured floors and walls supply a realistic but important background helping to make the fine details in the artwork, cat, mice and butterflies, the queen and her sister visually stunning.

A series of smaller images are placed on a white background to serve as an introduction to the relationship between the cat and queen.  The portrayals of the animals are beautifully rendered as if they are ancient Egyptian art.  From the entrance to the tomb until the next to last two pages hieroglyphics have been incorporated into the design of the pictures.  Brown also extends the text to provide readers with an additional illustrative story as to the events leading to the death of the queen and her cat.  A true sense of stepping back in time is generated.

One of my many favorite illustrations spans two pages.  The background in the stone gray showcases the highly decorated queen's coffin extending nearly edge to edge from left to right.  The three mice are placed along the coffin's upper sides.  The mummy cat wearing the queen's favorite ring on his paw meows a message.  Will this be magical enough?


Although Mummy Cat written by Marcus Ewert with illustrations rendered in ink, gouache, and watercolor on paper with digital collage by Lisa Brown is a work of fiction, we learn much about the culture in which the story is placed.  It's a story of eternal love and friendship.  This is guaranteed to be a much requested story time title.  At the close of the book there are several pages dedicated to Mummies, Cats, Queens and Hieroglyphs.

To learn more about Lisa Brown please follow the link attached to her name to access her website.  The publisher has provided a fun page on Tumblr.  Lisa Brown is a guest at author, reviewer and blogger Julie Danielson's Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.  Both Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown talk with teacher librarian Matthew Winner on the Let's Get Busy Podcast #170 about this book. An earlier title Lisa Brown illustrated, Emily's Blue Period, is featured as a trifecta at the Scholastic's new Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs John Schumacher's Watch. Connect. Read. Links to other posts by the author are found there.  Enjoy this video about the making of Mummy Cat. 


Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown from HMH Kids on Vimeo.

The Sun names some of the 11 new Liberal Democrat peers

An 'exclusive' from SunNation this evening:
The Sun can reveal they will include at least two ex-MPs thrown out by voters at the general election three months ago, Lorely Burt and Lynn Featherstone. 
Three long-serving Lib Dem grandees who stood down as MPs in May – Sir Alan Beith, Sir Menzies Campbell, and Sir Malcolm Bruce – are also being enobled, alongside defeated ex-MEP Sharon Bowles and Mr Clegg’s former chief of staff Jonny Oates.
The report also says that Danny Alexander and Vince Cable will be knighted.
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
Later. The full list of Lib Dem peers is here.

FREE Septic $ense Workshops in September

Your home septic system is a major investment that comes with the responsibility for its care and maintenance. Sign upfor one of our four free workshops held throughout Thurston County in September. Learn how to prolong the life of your septic system and protect not only your financial investment, but your family’s health and the environment as well. 

These workshops can benefit all septic system owners, from first-timers to those with years of experience. Attendees will be provided with information on:
  • The different types of septic systems – gravity flow, pressure distribution, mound, and sand filter
  • The three main components of a septic system – tank, drainfield, and soil
  • When to have your septic tank inspected and pumped
  • Warning signs indicating septic system damage or failure
  • How your home water use affects the lifespan of your septic system
  • What to avoid putting down the drain
  • The availability of loans and grants for septic system repairs and replacement

In addition to a better understanding on how to care for and maintain your on-site septic system, all workshop attendees will receive a $10 discount on septic tank pumping. 

Please sign up hereor call (360) 867-2673 to reserve a seat at any of the following workshops:

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Rochester Community Center, 10140 Highway 12, Rochester

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Pellegrinos Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
South Bay Fire Station, 3506 Shincke Road NE, Olympia

Thursday, September 24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Thurston County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey


To register, please call 360-867-2673 or click hereto sign up online at the Thurston County Environmental Health website. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend any of these workshops but have questions regarding the care and maintenance of your septic system, please call the Septic Help Line at 360-867-2669.

What the defeated Lib Dem MPs are doing now



Total Politics has caught up with the career moves of some of the Liberal Democrat MPs who lost their seats in May.

David Laws is now executive chairman of the think tank CentreForum and Steve Webb is now director of policy and external communications at Royal London, the mutual insurance and pensions company.

Other MPs have relaunched themselves as consultants. Total Politics lists Jeremy Browne (who stood down before the election) among them, but a recent report in City AM had him working as a lobbyist for the City of London in Brussels.

I once blogged about the fate of defeated MPs:
The plight of former MPs is not one to attract public sympathy, but they can have a hard time. In a Guardian article in 2004 Michael White quoted Joe Ashton: 
"It's not like losing your job in a factory, when everyone loses their job and rallies round. You may be living in a rural area, no contacts, no way to keep in touch. You can be lonely and isolated, your kids may be slagged off at school or even taken out of private school if you're a Tory. If you claim benefit the local paper gets to hear about it." 
And White went on to say: 
When Labour was defeated in 1979, 38 ex-MPs had not found a job after a year. In 1997 it was the Tories' turn: 126 lost their seats. Familiar stories of depression and drink, debt and divorce, began circulating.
Featured on Liberal Democrat VoiceToday you can find the Association of Former MPs on the Politics Home website.

How Much Does Sugar Contribute to Obesity?

Last week, the British Medical Journal published a review article titled "Dietary Sugars and Body Weight", concluding that "free sugars" and sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to weight gain.  But what are "free sugars", and why does the scientific literature suggest that the relationship between sugar intake and body weight isn't as straightforward as it may initially appear?




Read more »

Building Blocks

Meet our newest block of the Month | Building Blocks
 
This is our version of Moda's Modern Building Blocks.
We have reconfigured the quilt to make it a little smaller
Our finished quilt is 66" x 72" and includes 36"|24"|18"|12" and 6" blocks   
 
 Building Blocks will feature fabrics from Paula Barnes
 Companion Collection. You can view the line here
This will be a 10 month program and will begin shipping in October.
Monthly Kit | $24.00 
Your kits will include: 
Pattern | fabric needed to complete top and binding | monthly photos
If you decide to join us you can sign up here.

Ukraine 20 hryvnia 2015 - Volodymyr the Great

New silver commemorative:

"Volodymyr the Great, Grand Duke of Kyiv"



(news from Potabenko Sergey)
(image from eBay seller fanskating)

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: silver .925
Weight: 62.20 g
Diameter: 50.00 mm
Mintage: 2,000


LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2015 - Chernivtsi Oblast

New bimetallic commemorative:

"75 Years of the Chernivtsi Oblast"



(news from Shamik Biswas)
(image from eBay seller vintageclub_ua)

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2015 - Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan

New commemorative:

"20th Anniversary of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2015 - Constitution of Kazakhstan

New commemorative:

"20th anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Brazil 1 real 2015 - Rio 2016 more coins

New circulating bimetallics:

'Rio 2016 Games'

The next 4 coins are ready.

Volleyball:



Judo:



Football:



Paralympic Athletics:



(news by Taigawirbel, Pabitra Saha and Jo Hoogeveen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Ring composition: brass plated steel
Center composition: stainless steel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Edge: serrated


LINK: Banco Central do Brasil

Transnistria 25 roubles 2015 - 25 years of the Transnistrian Republic

New bimetallic commemorative:

"25th anniversary of the Transnistrian Republic"



SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: brass
Center disc: steel
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 10.00 g
Edge: Smooth
Circulation: 5,000


(news by Taneli Perätalo)

LINK: Trans-Dniester Republican Bank

Latvia 2 euro 2015 - 30 years of the EU flag

The new bimetallic circulating commemorative common design for Latvian issue is ready:

"30 years of the European Union flag"



SPECIFICATIONS
External ring: CuNi
Center disc: 3 layers, Ni-Brass, Ni, Ni-brass
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Width: 2.20 mm
Weight: 8.50 g


Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2015 - Abai

New commemorative:

"Portraits on banknotes: Abai"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Kyzylorda

New commemorative:

"Cities: Kyzylorda"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: grooved
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Uralsk

New commemorative:

"Cities: Uralsk"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 4.71 g
Diameter: 23.00 mm
Edge: grooved
Mintage: 50 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Buran

New commemorative:

"Space: Buran"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(real image from eBay seller kot_xxl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan 50 tenge 2014 - Taikazan

New CuNi commemorative:

"Treasures of the Steppe: Taikazan"



(news by Taigawirbel, Sergey Sichkarev, Shamik Biswas, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(real image from eBay seller kot_xxl)

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 11.17 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Edge: grooved with 10 sectors of corrugation
Mintage: 100 000


LINK: National Bank of Kazakhstan

Loker Instansi Polri Bintara Khusus Penyidik Pembantu

INFO PENERIMAAN ANGGOTA POLRI
Loker Instansi Polri Bintara Khusus Penyidik Pembantu - Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia (POLRI) adalah Kepolisian Nasional di Indonesia, yang bertanggung jawab langsung di bawah Presiden. Polri mengemban tugas-tugas kepolisian di seluruh wilayah Indonesia. Polri dipimpin oleh seorang Kepala Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia (Kapolri). Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia (POLRI) mengajak anda semua Putra Putri terbaik Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi anggota POLRI yaitu : Bintara Polri Khusus Penyidik Pembantu. Apa saja Jadwal info kegiatannya tersebut, Kapan pelaksanaan pendaftarannya, bagaimana persyaratannya ? Silahkan bisa dibaca di bawah ini.



Untuk mencapai visi perusahaan yaitu menjadi kelompok bisnis terkemuka di Indonesia yang memberikan pelayanan terbaik kepada stakeholder-nya, Institusi Kepolisian RI (POLRI) sedang mencari pemuda - pemudi terbaik yang sangat kompeten dan termotivasi diri untuk mengisi posisi Loker Penerimaan Anggota POLRI 2015 Bintara Khusus Penyidik Pembantu. .

Dalam rangka memperluas jaringan bisnis terbaru bulan September 2015 dan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sumber daya manusia Institusi Kepolisian RI (POLRI) di Lowongan Terbaru posisi : PENERIMAAN ANGGOTA POLRI 2015.

Pada hari ini September 2015 Institusi Kepolisian RI (POLRI) kembali membuka kesempatan berkarir atau membuka Loker Penerimaan Anggota POLRI 2015 untuk lulusan terbaru dengan kualifikasi sebagai berikut :


INFO PENERIMAAN ANGGOTA POLRI TAHUN 2015


INFO PENERIMAAN ANGGOTA POLRI


Lowongan Instansi Polri Posisi :
  • BINTARA POLRI KHUSUS PENYIDIK PEMBANTU

Persyaratan Umum Loker :
  • Warga Negara Indonesia
  • Jenis kelamin pria atau wanita
  • Beriman dan bertakwa kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa;
  • Setia kepada Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia berdasarkan Pancasila dan UUD Negara Republik Indonesia tahun 1945;
  • Usia min 18 tahun (pada saat dilantik menjadi anggota polri);
  • Sehat jasmani dan rohani (surat keterangan sehat dari institusi kesehatan);
  • Tidak pernah dipidana karena melakukan suatu kejahatan (Surat Keterangan Tata Cara Pendaftaran Kepolisian) dari polres setempat;
  • Berwibawa, jujur, adil dan berkelakuan tidak tercela;
  • Bersedia ditempatkan di seluruh wilayah Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia.

Persyaratan Khusus Loker :
  • Belum pernah menjadi anggota Polri;
  • Berijazah minimal S1, dengan program studi yang terakreditasi BAN-PT dan wajib melampirkan tanda lulus / ijazah yang dilegalisasi / diketahui oleh Pembantu Dekan Bidang Akademik, dengan nilai rata-rata IPK minimal 2,50 (dua koma lima nol);
  • Umur pada saat buka pendidikan Bintara Polri Khusus Penyidik Pembantu T.A. 2015 maksimal 26 (dua puluh enam) tahun;
  • Tinggi badan minimal (dengan berat badan seimbang menurut ketentuan yang berlaku) :
    • pria : 160 (seratus enam puluh) Cm
    • wanita : 155 (seratus lima puluh lima) Cm
  • Bagi yang memiliki prestasi di tingkat provinsi/nasional/internasional agar melampirkan sertifikat untuk dijadikan pertimbangan dalam penentuan kelulusan;
  • Belum pernah nikah, sanggup tidak menikah/kawin selama dalam pendidikan Bintara Polri Khusus Penyidik Pembantu T.A. 2015, belum pernah melahirkan bagi Casis wanita dan belum pernah punya anak kandung/biologis bagi Casis pria
  • Bersedia menjalani ikatan dinas pertama minimal selama 10 (sepuluh) tahun, terhitung mulai saat diangkat menjadi Bintara Polri Khusus Penyidik Pembantu T.A. 2015;
  • Memperoleh persetujuan dari orang tua / wali;
  • Tidak terikat perjanjian ikatan dinas dengan instansi lain;
  • Mampu mengoperasionalkan komputer;
  • Bersedia menandatangani pernyataan kesanggupan sebagai anggota Brigadir Polri;
  • Mengikuti dan lulus pemeriksaan/pengujian dengan sistem gugur, yang meliputi materi dan urutan kegiatan sebagai berikut :
    • Pemeriksaan administrasi awal;
    • Pemeriksaan kesehatan tahap I;
    • Pemeriksaan dan pengujian psikologi tertulis;
    • Pengujian akademik, yang meliputi :
      • Bahasa Indonesia;
      • Bahasa Inggris;
    • Pemeriksaan kesehatan tahap II (termasuk Keswa);
    • Pengujian kesamaptaan jasmani;
    • Pendalaman PMK;
    • Pemeriksaan administrasi akhir;
    • Sidang terbuka lulus tingkat Panitia Daerah.


Catatan :
  • Loker Calon Anggota POLRI ditutup : 08 September 2015

Bagaimana Anda tertarik untuk bekerja di Institusi Kepolisian RI (POLRI) ?

Jika anda tertarik dengan loker terbaru hari ini Bulan September 2015 ini yaitu yang memberikan informasi kepada anda tentang : Loker Penerimaan Anggota POLRI 2015, Silahkan Kirim REGISTRASI via ONLINE ke alamat sumber dibawah ini :


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