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New Technology and Photography Books from Rocky Nook and Sybex
Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide by Aidan Finn, Patrick Lownds, Michel Luescher, and Damian Flynn published by Sybex in 2013. The original release of hyper-v was the butt of many jokes in the IT industry. The 2-nd release Windows Server 2008 R2 brought respectability to Hyper-v and combined with the system Center suite. This book is intended to be the reference for windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. Each chapter aims to give as much information as possible; they include scenarios that show how to use windows Server 2012 Hyper-V in production, in customer sites or your own. It is written for those experienced in working with IT, who are familiar with terminology and are comfortable with installing windows Server. It is not intended to be read by a person starting out in the IT industry. It is the expert guide that offers virtualization options for large, medium and small enterprises, offering covering such topics as network fabrics and cloud computing, building Hyper-v clusters, backup and recovery, deploying hosts, more. Aidan Finn is a recognized expert and blogger from Ireland. Patrick Lownds is head of the Microsoft virtualization User Group in the UK. Michel Luescher is a consultant at Microsoft Switzerland. Damian Flynn is the principle infrastructure architect for Lionbridge Technologies.
PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification: Study Guide (4th ed) by Sandra M. Reed and Anne m. Bogardus published by Sybex in 2013. This new edition meets the requirements of the 2012 Exam; it offers a full coverage of all objectives in a systematic approach. This book and DVD include the real-world scenarios and challenging review questions in each chapter. You will learn the Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas and will be able to track your exam prep objective by objective with a hardy tear card that maps the PHR/ SPHR Body of Knowledge. A software features custom test engine, over 200 sample questions, and electronic flashcards. Earning PHR or SOHR certification will help you validate your skills as a Human Resources professional. Sandra M. Reed is the owner of Epoch Resources, she authored learning modules and case studies for the society for Human Resources Management. Anne M. Bogardus is the author, she worked with growing biotech high-technology, and public relations organizations.
CompTIA Linux Complete Study Guide by Roderick W. Smith published by Sybex in 2010. In 2010, CompTIA announced a partnership with Linux Professional Institute. With this partnership it offers the LPIC Level 1 exams under the LINUX umbrella. Linux is a clone of the Unix operating system that has been popular for years. Unix and Linux can now run on small computers. The goal of this book is to help learn enough to et a Linux system up and running and how to configure it for many common tasks. Linux is fast-growing operating system, it is an increasingly viable platform for workstation and desktop use. With Linux you will increase your standing in job market. The need for qualified Linux administrators continues to grow. This book offers the full coverage of all exam objectives, real world scenarios, challenging review questions, exam essentials, and a handy tear card that map every official objective to the corresponding chapter. Roderick W. Smith has written 20 books on open source technologies. He is a Linux consultant.
The Photograph: Composition and Color Design (2nd ed) by Harald Mante published by Rocky Nook in 2013. Any picture achieves its visual effect through the use of color and design elements. Each picture always has two levels of evaluation - the level of statement and contents with the fields of emotional reaction and rational recognition and the level of quality of organization with the color design and structure of the image. The viewer considers the content of a photograph basing on the information content and the viewer’s interest in that information. This book explores the principles of shape, composition, design, line, point, contrast, and color in depth and at higher level. It introduces several techniques to enhance expressiveness. These instructions are illustrated with more than 750 images, including 160 diagrams. This new and updated volume was revised and includes 60 new images and illustrations and new chapters that explore analyzing colors and shapes and discuss the square image format. Harald Mante is the author, he conducts photo seminars for the management personnel of the health resort baths at Zingst, on the Baltic.
Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography by Dennis Savini published by RockyNook in 2012. Technical skills form the basic for your own creativity. The freedom to experiment comes after you have learned to handle your equipment. Many countries do not offer basic technical photographic training offered in Germany and Switzerland. Even in schools that teach photography the technical side of the profession often remains neglected. This book includes a comprehensive workshop on studio photography for aspiring photographers. It covers the photographic subjects such as still life, technology, food, industry, jewelry, portraiture… It explores the concepts of studio planning, perspective, lighting, and camera lens and offers 50 full-page photographs with detailed descriptions on how image was created. It reveals the tricks and tips author has learned through his years of photographic experiences and teaching. Dennis Savini is a professional photographer based in Zurich.
How to Spot the Fake Dollar Bills
There are a few ways to spot counterfeit money.
The real currency uses printing methods that cannot be replicated by anyone.
1. A real dollar bill has Federal Reserve and Treasury Seals that are clear and sharp. The seals on a counterfeit bill may have uneven, blunt, or broken saw-tooth points. Look at the coloring. If the color of the Treasury Seal does not match the color of the serial number, the bill is fake.
2. The portraits on counterfeit money can sometimes look different. On a real bill, the portrait tends to stand out from the background. Because of the different printing processes, on a counterfeit bill, the portrait can look lifeless.
3. When you hold the bill up to light, the watermark is the shadow of the portrait. This is the easy way to identify counterfeit versus genuine. The people are trying to imitate the watermark through bleaching. The watermark portrait must match the printed portrait.
4.The outside border on real paper currency is clear and unbroken. The edges on a counterfeit bill can be blurred. The border ink can sometimes bleed.
5. The serial numbers on a note must be the same color as the Treasury Seal. The numbers on counterfeit bills may not be uniformly aligned or spaced. Several bills can have the same serial number.
6. Counterfeiters have tried to replicate real bills that have tiny red and blue fibers embedded in the paper. Ink marks can be printed onto the paper. People have used hair that is dyed red or blue to embed into the bill. At close inspection, it is clear that on the surface of the fake bill the hairs are and not embedded into the paper. You have to look really closely.
7. An iodine-based counterfeiting pen reacts to the starch in the paper and if the bill is real, the ink turns yellow. However, if bill is counterfeit it will turn dark. But, sometimes, the fake bills' producers use starch-free paper.
8. Because of the type of press used to produce the bills, real currency has a raised texture. Counterfeit bills feel flat, they are often made on an offset press or digitally.
The Encyclopedias from Gale
Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations (27th ed) by Donna Batten (Editor) published by Gale in 2012. Advisory bodies are not new instrument of government. Every presidential administration has utilized them for assistance in decision making and legislation. Until recent years, the committees were relatively few in number. However, the increasing size of complexity of modern government and society have resulted in a greater dependence upon these special groups. The areas of activities of the governmental advisory organizations reflect the development and temperament of the nation - issues of historical significance, current importance, and future interest and concern. This Encyclopedia profiles more than 7,600 advisory committees, it is the only comprehensive guide to the permanent, continuing, and ad hoc advisory committees, reporting to the President, Congress, and various US government departments and agencies. It includes Presidential Advisory Committees, White House and other coordinating Committees, Departmental and Agency Committees, more. This edition contains over 8,000 entries, over 65 are listed for the first time. It features the complete revisions, comprehensive coverage, and e-mail and Home page.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (6 ed) by Lynn M. Pearce (editor) published by Gale in 2011. This volume covers specific businesses and board business sectors that have, for most part, shown evidence of significant growth in the recent past or potential for exemplary growth in the near future. The essays focus on offshoots of relatively new industries that include developments in software, 'green' industries, and mobile apps. Essays titles are crossreferenced in the General Index and arranged alphabetically. Readers will find in essays the following aspects discussed: Industry Snapshot; Organization and Structure; Background and Development; Pioneers; Current Conditions; Industry Leaders; Work Force; America and the World; Research and Technology; Further Reading. This edition is fully updated, it provides a rare insight into the inception, emergence and current status of the industries and businesses that pioneering new technologies. It offers the detailed profiles on approximately 140 industries from agile software to medical tourism. Students, investors, job seekers, and entrepreneurs will find information on technical subjects such as arcane as optical sensing or encryption systems, and on topics as common place as gambling casinos. In part, ideas for topics were culled from a wide assortment of variously ranked lists detailing the recent accomplishments of well-established or promising companies.
Encyclopedia of Global Industries (5th ed) by Lynn M. Pearce (editor) published by Gale in 2011. This account serves as a key source for inquiries into industry sectors on a global scale, it offers a unique level of international breadth and industry depth. This volume contains 125 articles and 23 chapters and spans topics from semiconductors to agriculture. Tables and charts illustrate significant data, a list of references for further research is supplied for every topic. This encyclopedia identifies industry topics with corresponding categories from the US government Standard Industrial Classification system. The topics have evolved from two main sources and through the development of past editions. Many were suggested by panel of business experts from academia and business libraries. Every essay includes all or some of the following categories of discussion: Industry Snapshot; Organization and Structure; Background and Development; Current Conditions; Research and Technology; Work Force Industry Leaders Major Countries in the Industry; Further Reading. Table, graphs, and chars highlight key statistics and themes. This encyclopedia chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high-profile industries.
If Cardiologist Dr. Zide Was an Artist, He Would Be Picasso
If the artists’ creativity had same impact on people as the surgeons and other doctors activities, in a meaning of their professionalism, people would be dying like the flies.
When the heart problems start, you are tense, anxious, and worried. You think you would die soon from a deadly heart disease and even meditation with its mystical forces of life doesn‘t work. Nothing can tranquil your heart and your mind; you cannot eliminate the stream of your fast heartbeat and thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing more stress and increase your heartbeat even more.
The arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation makes your heart beat too fast (200-300 heartbeats per minute when you are in a relaxing position). This often causes by cells in your heart that aren‘t working as they should. It can cause a dizziness, shortness of breath, and even stroke. The arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation can be treated by catheter ablation that destroys the cells that are causing the problems. Catheter ablation uses flexible, thin wires called electrode catheters to find and destroy problem; the catheters will be inserted through the neck or groin.
To find the problem, doctor Zide performs an electrophysiology study (EPS). During this study, he tries to start your arrhythmia. An electrical map of the heart is then created. This shows the type of arrhythmia you have and where the problem is. Now, he knows where to ablate and an electrode catheter is moved to that area, energy is sent through the catheter to destroy the problem cells. After the problem areas are destroyed, Dr. Zide tries to restart your arrhythmia. If a fast rhythm cannot be started, the ablation is a success. If a fast rhythm does start again, another ablation may be needed. In most cases, catheter ablation takes 2-4 hours and is done in an electrology lab. You receive medication to prevent pain, it also helps you sleep or relax during the procedure. When procedure is finished, the catheters are taken out of your body; no stitches are needed. The risks of catheter ablation are fairly low comparing to the benefits you receive. After this procedure, you may need to lie flat for 2-6 hours; you will go home later that day or stay in the hospital overnight. Most people can climb stairs and perform light activity soon after catheter ablation and return to the full routine within a few days. However, you should avoid heavy lifting, running and other strenuous activities for a short time. In many cases, one ablation is enough to treat an arrhythmia.
If you constantly focus on your heart problem, it is time to consider visiting a cardiologist, who using his knowledge and experience would fix your problems much faster than you might think. Then, you will be able to get a sense of peace, calm, and balance that benefits both your health and your emotional well-being. All the negative information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress would be automatically cleared away. You would be gaining a new perspective on new situation and healthy lifestyle.
Arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation can cause a stroke. Call Dr. Zide’s offices 305-792-0012, 305-0620 or 305-571-0671 before it is too late and schedule an appointment. In Aventura Medical Center and Hospital, where Dr. Zide performs an ablation and other procedures, the Heart Services Department offers 24-hour emergency services and has five cardiac catheterization labs and state-of-the-art equipment for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. It has the latest state-of-the-art technology for robotic surgery, the da Vinci S HD Surgical System focusing in different areas including heart surgery. The goal is exceed your expectations with care and services. Before and after ablation or another procedure, patients spend some time in a one-person, fully equipped room with TV, Internet and sometimes even with a view of the beautiful panorama of the Atlantic Ocean from its window, with the marble tile’s toilet / shower, and a private safe where patient can keep the valuables. It would satisfy very demanding taste. There are the experienced doctors and nurses such as a doctor Shankar and doctor Sahalon, a nurse Samira, a young woman from Argentina, and cardiologic nurse Marc, who respond to all the questions and concerns and take the routine tests. Aventura Medical Center and Hospital is fully licensed and accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Cardiologist Dr. Kenneth Zide specializes in heart rhythm disorder and cardiac rhythm management. His expertise includes electrophysiology studies; cardiac resynchronization for heart failure; pacemaker and defibrillator insertion; and both medical and ablation therapies for arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia (VT). He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in History and Sociology of Science and received a Master's in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zide attended the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, and after receiving his MD degree, stayed in Miami to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospitals. He pursued fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He practiced on the west coast of Florida before coming to South Florida and joining Miami-Dade Cardiology Consultants (MDCC). Doctor Zide is ABIM-board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, and in internal medicine. He is a native Floridian, having grown up in Hollywood. One of his patient said, “Doctor Zide is like Picasso in medical arts, one of the best cardiologists, no doubts. And the Aventura Medical Center and Hospital is his and other top professionals’ super-equipped studio, where they create something that everyone wants and needs - the good health...”
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New Books from Frances Lincoln Publishers
Twentieth Century Castles in Britain by Amicia de Moubray published by Frances Lincoln in 2013. Castle has enduring appeal. The 13th century is regarded as the golden age of castle buildings. In Britain, people love castles, this love is deeply rooted in their psyche. Children enjoy them in fairy stories illustrated with fascinating images. They like to be transported to an imaginary medieval world. In essence a castle is a fortified dwelling intended for purpose of residence and defense. It is a symbol of achievement and power. Through centuries, possession of a castle has been a symbol of success because of association with status and success. In Norman England, the castle was the epicenter of administration of a large area presided over by an almost omnipotent nobleman surrounded by his serts. Castles reflect the need for security of islanders, it is a place where a man can do as he wishes. The desire to restore and build castles has continued in 20th century and beyond. This book features the sparkling new castles built after 1900 and restorations of crumbling ancient structures when gradually stone began to replace timber.This fully-illustrated with photograph account describes the castles of 20th century, including modern interpretations of traditional architectural themes. Amicia de Moubray is the author and editor.
Great Houses of London by James Stourton with photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg published by Frances Lincoln in 2013. This book is about houses, architects and owners. While there are many houses of London were chronicled, there are far more that are unfamiliar. All of the houses in this book began as dwelling. At least half of them changed their purpose in their history. Changes of use saved many houses. Some changes of use will come as a surprise. The book begins with Lambert Palace. Nothing stimulated the growth of London so much as the Great Fire. This book represents one of the marvels of English architecture, they are almost entirely unknown.
The 20th century is a fractured story. Important and attractive houses were built by Norman Shaw and Sir Edwin. Modernism raises in the Georgian and Victorian landscape of Chelsea and Hampstead.
Reader will learn about more than 40 houses, including palaces and terraced house, modernist houses and with exuberant postmodern interiors; will learn the stories of owners and occupants, artists and architects, private buildings and private homes, much more. James Stourton is the author, he is Chairman of Sotheby's UK. Fritz von der Schulenburg is internationally known photographer, his works were widely published.
Deadly Tornado in Texas
May 16, the tornadoes tore through North Texas, killing at least six adults. Seven people are missing in Granbury, just outside Fort Worth. One tornado was listed as an EF-4, its winds could reach 200 mph. At least 10 tornadoes were as a result of the storms, one may have been a mile wide. More than 100 people were injured. About 20,000 homes and businesses have lost electricity.
Market: Photography: New York - Los Angeles - Paris
Photography fans had four days to choose between some 900 photographs, mostly modern, at the New York sales … A veritable marathon (2 - 6 April 2013). The rendez-vous is now well established, notably because it fits strategically into the AIPAD Photography show (Association of International Photography Art Dealers, 4 - 7 April) which has been attracting collectors and photography enthusiasts for the past 33 years. The New York fair is in fact the oldest event dedicated to photography. Paris, which has distinguished itself in the photography field since the birth of Paris Photo 16 years ago, has now exported its fair to the American West Coast. So after New York in early April, fans of the genre again gathered at the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles from 26 to 28 April. Both economically and historically, New York remains generally the most dynamic city for the arts, particularly in the field of photography. The six specialist sales organized by Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips in early April represent a major challenge for the market which is not used to digesting so many photographic works in such a short period. Fortunately, three of them were dispersions of coherent private collections with excellent provenance (Phillips New York, The curious collector, 2 and 3 April; Christie's New York, The Delighted Eye, 4 April; Sotheby's New York, The Modern Image, 5 April). The results were exceptional with a revenue total excluding buyer's premium of more than $24.85m in four days, double the usual results (the three auction houses recorded $13.3m for their New York sales of April 2011, and $1 million less than that in 2012). The 2013 sessions focused on photos from 1900 to 1950, i.e. on safe bets. Of these, five signatures stand out having generated the best results of the week: Irving PENN, Robert FRANK, László MOHOLY-NAGY, Edward STEICHEN and Ansel Easton ADAMS.
These five generated more than $6.522m excluding buyer's premium during the week ... A substantial total that represents, for example, more than half of the total turnover from the same New York photography sales in April 2011. In auction terms, Robert FRANK is the most profitable, especially in the United States with the artist’s pictures from his most famous work The Americans (title of a book of photographs published in 1958) clearly meeting its public during the early April sales. The growing appeal for Robert FRANK’s vintage prints is reflected in a price index up 60% over the decade and $2 million worth of works sold in ($2.02m from the 28 lots between 2 and 6 April 2013). Indeed buyers' enthusiasm for his works allowed Christie's to set a new personal record with Trolley - New Orleans (1955), an iconic photograph that fetched $550,000 ($663,750 including buyer's premium) on 5 April (another print of the famous Trolley had reached $520,000 in October 2007 at Christie's). Later prints of his Trolley have sold for $200,000 or $300,000 less just a few hours apart. The print date is essential in the valuation of the same picture; but it is not the only factor: besides the vintage patina of the 1961 silver print, the new record for Trolley also reflected a dedication by its author to one of the medium’s most esteemed practitioners, the photograph Edward STEICHEN (whose works also generated $643,000 from 10 lots during the same week). This little detail represents a historical testimony that adds additional uniqueness to the work in question. Alongside Robert FRANK’s success, 23 Irving PENN pictures also sold in prices ranging from $10,000 to $380,000, generating a total turnover of $1.433m. His best result was unsurprisingly set by a picture of his muse Lisa Fonssagrives that sold for $380,000. The later platinum print of Woman in Moroccan Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech (taken in 1951 and printed in 1983) represents Penn’s fourth best-ever auction result. Meanwhile Ansel Easton ADAMS was particularly well represented with 38 lots of which only three were bought in ($1.315m from the week). In prices ranging from $3,800 to $350,000, the choice of proposed works ranged from a late (but within the artist’s lifetime) silver print (Boards and Thistles, San Francisco, California, 1932 - 1976) to the famous photo Aspens, Northern New Mexico (1958). Diane ARBUS’s most famous photograph, Identical Twins, was a star lot of Phillip's The curious collector sale. The print (38.1 x 37.5cm), signed and dated 1966, soared to $500,000, setting a new personal record for Arbus whose price index has risen 90% over the last decade. In the mid-1990s this type of photograph could be acquired for between $40,000 and $60,000 (see Sotheby's results of 5 October 1994: Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J, sold for $48,000). (By Artprice.com.)
New Books From Westview Press
Congress: A Performance Appraisal by Andrew J. Taylor published by Westview in 2013. This book is the culmination of more than 20 years worth of thinking about Congress. As a scholar of Congress, the author of this book has recognized its faults for many years. However, he thinks such a trenchant assessment was unfair. A two years ago, he decided to stop contemplating and test the proposition by writing this book. In the eyes of many Americans, with record low approval rating Congress is a failing institution. This account teaches readers about the critical component of American democracy; it examines how successful the body is in carrying out its key functions such as lawmaking, representation, and balancing and checking the other branches of government. Andrew J. Taylor has published in many journals, he is professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University.
Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict by Craig Zelizer (editor) published by Westview in 2013. The development work cannot advance without addressing the underlying dynamics of violence, while peacebuilding is not effective without addressing the basic needs of people through basic health services, a functioning legal system, and economic opportunities. This book will help reader develop a better understanding of the theory and practice that makes integrated peacebuilding very important for the world’s challenging environments. This book offers original essays discussing the infrastructure of the peacebuilding field and the ethical dilemmas created by modern conflict. It explores the importance of integrating methods of peacebuilding into different sectors such as business, gender, humanitarian assistance, more. Craig Zelizer has 20 years of experience in peacebuilding; He is the associate director of the MA in Conflict Resolution Program in the department of government at Georgetown University.
New York City: Floating 7-Foot-High Head in Hudson River
A crew coach Matt Lavinwas the first to see the 7-foot-high, fiberglass-covered head. He was in a small motor boat beside the crew team of New York's Marist College that helped him pull in from the water this giant artifact. Where it came from is still a mystery.
Chechens in Boston: Looking for Fame or Expanding Territory?
If in any country of the ex-USSR you would say a word "Chechen", people would think you talk about mafia. No wonder. Why? The Chechen Republic (Chechnya) was very small, however, Chechenskaya mafia was one of the largest organized crime groups operating in the former Soviet Union next to established Russian mafia gangs, which originally consisted of criminals of Chechen ethnicity who later also tried to recruit former Russian special military forces, police and army officers. It had substantially decreased its presence in Moscow by 1994 after Slavic (Russian) mafia groups united against their Chechen (Caucasian) counterpart, with assistance from Russian police and the FSB, the former KGB. As it happened most of Chechen gang members returned to Chechnya and joined the rising Chechen separatist movement. Hot-blooded, with black hair and dark eyes, sometimes it seemed that every Chechen male had some connection to the mafia. The Chechen mafia is often incorrectly referred to as the generic "Russian mafia" in Europe, because people of Chechen ethnicity speak Russian.
Today, the group's sphere of influence extends from Vladivostok to Vienna. The members are involved in various areas of criminal activity: money laundering, automobile theft, drugs smuggling, and the illegal sale of plutonium. They were considered a hybrid criminal-political entity, which used illegal proceeds to finance and arm separatists fighters during the Chechen Wars. This trend with its motivations is blurring the distinction between terrorists groups and organized crime. It is still not entirely clear whether they are more interested in creating an independent nation-state or in perpetuating regional instability so that they might continue to profit from the drug trade and other criminal activities. Nikolay Suleimanov - the group was last rumored to be led by this man - is currently trying to expand his way into East European cigarette smuggling racket. Such racket brought cases into investigations of Brazilian Mafia underground mob man Geogeo Santo Berlow. Ferdinand Verios victim in Moscow from Jamestown Written Palmeriato.
After Soviet Union collapsed, the Chechen independence movement has gained widespread attention and support in the Islamic world and throughout the conflict foreign charity organizations and fighters from many Arab countries have volunteered their services.
The use of narcotics profits to finance the Chechen separatist movement and its links to Islamists groups has been suggested by various intelligence agencies. The Chechen mafia presence in Argentina has been linked primarily to the use of Argentina as a transit country for Andean cocaine shipments to Europe in fishing treaters and cargo ships, arms trafficking to Brazil and Colombia, and money laundering. In the so-called "tri-border" area between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay - which is home to a sizable Arab Muslim population - Argentina intelligence sources have detected contacts between Chechen separatist groups and "Islamic terrorists" and suspect Chechen use of these networks for arms smuggling purposes. To finance their separatist movement, Islamist leader Shamil Basayev and his Chechen followers transported Afghan heroin through Abkhazia to the Black Sea or through Turkey to Cyprus and then on to Europe.
According to the documentary the making of a new empire directed by Jos de Putter, the group was originated in 1974 after a Chechen student at Moscow State University Khozh-Ahmed Noukhaev founded an underground opposition movement, which later became known as the widely feared Obshina. To many Chechens it was regarded as the cradle of the liberation movement, with Noukhaev embodying a persistent Chechen tradition of the bandit-warrior. By 1987 Chechen criminals had developed into a well-organized community under Nukhayev and Nikolay Suleimanov, the group forced the most influential local OC gangs out of Moscow which allowed the Chechens to occupy the dominant position. The Chechen Mafia was described in the book "Godfather of the Kremlin: Boris Berezovsky and the looting of Russia" by Paul Klebnikov, a famous Russian-American journalist who was killed in Moscow in 2004.
Anonymous Demands Democracy for North Korea
Hackers from Anonymous demanded that Kim Jong Un step down and adopt democracy. Their demands went unanswered and hackers defaced websites belonging to Pyongyang and social media, mocking N. Korean leader with images associating him with a pig.
For 2-nd time in 10 days, Anonymous has taken down nearly a dozen websites. Earlier, hackers seized control of North Korea’s Flickr and Twitter accounts.
Stealing the Presidents' Teleprompters is Prohibited!
Even if you do not like the Presidents use teleprompters, never steal it! Eric Brown, the Virginia man was sentenced to 7 years in prison for the theft of $200,000 worth of audio equipment that was meant to be used by B.H. Obama during an event at a Virginia fire station in 2011. The equipment included the President's teleprompter, his lectern with presidential seal, a laptop, amplifiers, flags, lapel pins, and microphones. Eric Brown tried to pawn off those goods in Montgomery and Prince George counties.
Art: After Hong Kong, Sao Paulo
The Sao Paulo International Art Fair (SP-Arte) starts on 3 April 2013, thesame day as the opening there of the White Cube's exhibition The Gestureand the Sign (3 April - 8 June 2013). The London gallery White Cube is to be found on every front. It has a stand at SP-Arte and a simultaneous second exhibition in its new Sao Paulo branch, which opened in December 2012 with British artist Tracey Emin (2 December 2012 - 23 February 2013). Some of the most prominent Western galleries having set up in Hong Kong, they have stopped merely ogling Brazil and are now actually establishing a foothold there. Several such top galleries will be present at SP-Arte, including Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin), Art Concept (Paris), Yvon Lambert (Paris), David Zwirner (Zurich, London, New York), Thaddaeus Ropac (Vienna, Paris), Lisson (London) and Larry Gagosian (12 galleries worldwide). Since his unexpected success at the previous Art Rio fair (September 2012), the latter is seriously considering opening a thirteenth gallery in Sao Paulo. The breakthrough of the most powerful Western galleries in Sao Paulo is also a plus for artists on the contemporary scene, and White Cube's director, Jay Joplin, is even planning to exhibit some of them in London. An opening to the West that will probably further boost the vitality of this market, where some contemporary artists are beginning to garner bids of over a million at auction, like Beatriz Milhazes (record bid in November 2012 with Meu Limäo, $1.8 m, i.e. £1.4 m, at Sotheby’s). Artprice.com
Asian Art in New York
The Asia week kick starts spring in New York with works spanning right through the centuries. This cultural marathon included dozens of exhibitions and meetings in the Upper East Side arts focused on art from China, Japan, Korea and widely from South Pacific region. Once again this year, Sotheby's and Christie's played a key role by orchestrating sales entitled The Amaya Collection, Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art on 19 and 20 March 2013 respectively. Artprice.com
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mennesket som billedelement er både en tilsnigelse og en udfordring
egentlig et fremmedelement
maleri skulle lige som musik være farver og fomers uafhængige (af livet)
egetliv i fantastisk udfoldelse .
fiuren stiv og fremmed sender signaler til alle sider
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posted by jeffoffthewall@gmail Apr 27 2011, 6:07 PM EDT
painting of arabella
monica net.jpg (JPEG Image - 471k)
posted by jeffoffthewall@gmail Mar 23 2011, 1:36 PM EDT
amalie net.jpg (JPEG Image - 343k)
posted by jeffoffthewall@gmail Mar 23 2011, 1:34 PM EDT
standing amalie 200x150