Saturday, January 31, 2009

1 Febbraio ultimo giorno della merla !

Il 1 Febbraio è l'ultimo giorno della merla, che nella tradizione popolare è l'ultimo dei 3 giorni più freddi dell'anno (30/31/1) e anche oggi i vecchi non sbagliano,tradizione confermata con una nevicata iniziata verso le 4 di questo mattino che continuerà per tutta la giornata, da domani le correnti sciroccali avranno il sopravvento trasformando la precipitazione nevose in pioggia.Comunque fiduciosi, sono convinto che questo mese ci riserverà delle belle sorprese!
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Statiunea Costinesti are un lac mic în interiorul ţărmului, lacul Costineşti, care are o suprafaţă de 7 hectare, şi adâncime mică, fiind înainte de inundaţii, separat de mare printr-un cordon de nisip. Lacul este unicul de pe litoralul României care nu este alimentat subteran. Datorită gradului de salinitate ridicat s-a format un strat considerabil de nămol folosit la tratarea bolilor reumatice. În partea de nord a plajei se află epava Evangelia, fost vas grecesc eşuat în anii 1960.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009 Announced Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Bruce Smith , Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Rod Woodson


For Immediate Release  NFL
                                                       January 31, 2009

CANTON, OHIO – Wide receiver Bob Hayes, guard Randall McDaniel, defensive end Bruce Smith, linebacker Derrick Thomas, owner Ralph Wilson, and defensive back Rod Woodson make up the Class of 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees.
 The six-man class was elected by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee who met today in Tampa, Florida.  The newest members of the Hall were selected from a list of 17 finalists that had been determined earlier by the committee.
 Hayes, a gold medalist track star in the 1964 Summer Olympics, combined his world class speed with great hands. “Bullet Bob,” a three-time All-Pro pick, caught 371 career passes for 7,414 yards and 71 touchdowns.
 McDaniel was named All-Pro nine straight seasons and voted to a record 12 consecutive AFC-NFC Pro Bowls during his 14-season career with the Minnesota Vikings (1988-1999) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-01).
 Smith, the first overall pick in the 1985 draft by the Buffalo Bills, is the NFL’s all-time sack leader with 200 career sacks. A member of both the NFL’s All-Decade Teams of the 1980s and 1990s, Smith was named first-team All-Pro nine times and voted to 11 Pro Bowls.
 Thomas amassed more sacks during the 1990s than any other player.  He was selected to nine Pro Bowls, named All-NFL three times, and was All-AFC seven times in an eight-year stretch.
 Wilson founded the Buffalo Bills in 1959 and has watched his team win back-to-back AFL titles in the mid-1960s and become the only team ever to advance to four consecutive Super Bowls. He was an integral part of the AFL’s success and has also served on a number of important NFL committees over the years.
 Woodson, a member of the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team in 1994 and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s, intercepted 71 passes which he returned for an NFL record 1,483 yards and a record 12 touchdowns. He was named All-Pro six times and voted to 11 Pro Bowls.
              The 2009 class will increase to 253 the number of all-time greats permanently honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The Enshrinement of the Class of 2009 will take place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. ET.  The Enshrinement Ceremony will be televised live by both ESPN and the NFL Network.
 The annual NFL Hall of Fame Game will be played on Sunday, August 9, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. and broadcast live by NBC.  Teams have not yet been announced. 
 The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is a multi-day celebration of the enshrinement of the newest Hall of Fame Class.  Held in Canton each year, the festival includes 15 special public events and culminates with the Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL Hall of Fame Game.  Two other major events are the Enshrinees Dinner (Friday, August 7), and the Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable (Sunday, August 9).  It is at the Enshrinees Dinner where each member of the Class of 2009 will be presented his gold Pro Football Hall of Fame Jacket.  At the GameDay Roundtable, the members of the Class of 2009 will be featured center stage to share memories of the game and their personal feelings about being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 
 Individual enshrinement tickets and Festival Fan Packages are on sale now. Ticket information can be found on the Hall of Fame’s website at
Bob Hayes
Wide Receiver. . .5-11, 185. . .Florida A&M. . .1965-1974 Dallas Cowboys, 1975 San Francisco 49ers. . .11  seasons, 132 games. . .Selected as a future pick by Cowboys, seventh round, 1964 NFL Draft (88th player overall) and future choice by Denver, 14th round (105th player overall) 1964 AFL Draft. . .Won a pair of gold medals in the 1964 Olympic Games earning him the title “World’s Fastest Human”. . .As a rookie, his 46 receptions for 1,003 yards led all Cowboys receivers. . .His world class speed was major factor in Cowboys offensive successes. . . “Bullet Bob” terrorized defensive backs and demanded deep double coverage rarely seen in the NFL at that time
. . .Often said that bump and run defense was developed to slow him down. . .Used his speed “in a football sense,” rather than just trying to run fast. . .Four times was named first- or second-team All-NFL. . .. Three times led the Cowboys in receptions, including back-to-back titles in 1965-66 when he caught a total of 110 passes for more than 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns. . .For 11-year career, Hayes accumulated 7,414 yards and 71 touchdowns
. . .His 71 career touchdown receptions remain a Cowboys’ club record. . .Born December 20, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. . .Died September 18, 2002, at age of 59.
Randall McDaniel
Guard. . .6-3, 276. . .Arizona State. . .1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. . .14 seasons, 222 games. . .Selected by the Vikings in first round (19th player overall) of 1988 NFL Draft. . .Played in all 16 games as rookie, starting 15. . .Earned All-Rookie honors. . .Started in 13 consecutive playoff games  with the Vikings. . .Started in 202 consecutive games before retiring. . .Possessed uncanny ability to either finesse block or overpower opponents. . .Led Vikings offensive line that held opponents to a sack every 22.7 attempts (1994), and every 21.3 attempts in 1998. . .Blocked for six 1,000-yard rushers and five 3,000-yard passers during career
. . .With McDaniel leading the offensive line, team captured NFC Central Division titles in 1989, 1992, 1994, and 1998. . .Anchored offensive line of explosive Vikings team that led league with then-record 556 points  in 1998. . . Named All-Pro nine consecutive times (1990-98). . .Selected to play in a record 12 consecutive AFC-NFC Pro Bowls (1990-2001). . .Born December 19, 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bruce Smith
Defensive End. . .6-4, 280. . .Virginia Tech. . .1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000-03 Washington Redskins. . .19 playing seasons, 279 games. . .Bills’ first-round draft pick (1st player overall), 1985 NFL Draft. . .All-America choice at Virginia Tech. . .Considered one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history. . .Known as fierce pass rusher who possessed tremendous strength. . .His 200 career sacks is NFL all-time record. . .Recorded 10 or more sacks in an NFL record 13 seasons. . .Most consider 1990 as his finest single season during which he recorded 19 sacks, including four against Colts QB Jeff George in the first 20 minutes of a Week 14 game and sacked Giants QB Jeff Hostetler for a safety in Super Bowl XXV. . .Was a dominant part of Bills championship teams that between 1988-1995 won six AFC Eastern Division crowns (1988-1991, 1993, 1995) and four AFC championships (1990-93) . . .Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1990 and 1996. . .Named to the NFL’s All Decade Teams of the 1980s and 1990s . .. Named first- or second-team All-Pro 11 times and selected to play in 11 Pro Bowls (1988-1991, 1993-99). . .Born June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Derrick Thomas
Linebacker. . .6-3, 243. . .Alabama. . .1989-1999 Kansas City Chiefs. . .11 seasons, 169 games. . .Selected in the first round (4th player overall) in 1989 NFL Draft. . .Consensus All-America. . .Amassed 10 sacks and 75 tackles to earn Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. . .In 1990 recorded league-leading and team record 20 sacks; including NFL record seven sacks in game vs. Seahawks. . .Also recorded six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 63 tackles, five pass deflections, 35 quarterback pressures. . .Named to nine Pro Bowls. . .No player amassed more sacks during 1990s than 116.5 by Thomas. . .e He HFinished career with 126.5 sacks; fourth highest total by linebacker in NFL history at the time. . .Had 10 or more sacks in a season seven times; recorded multi-sack games 27 times
. . .Forced 45 fumbles, had 19 fumble recoveries, scored four touchdowns on fumble returns and added three safeties during career. . .Lone interception came in final season. . .Member of NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1990s
. . .All-NFL three times. . .Named first-team All-AFC seven times during eight-year stretch (1989-1996). . .In 11 years Thomas anchored defense, Chiefs finished first or second in AFC West ten times, made seven playoff appearances, won three division titles. . .Born January 1, 1967 in Miami, Florida. . .Died February 8, 2000, at age of 33.
Ralph Wilson, Jr.
Founder/Owner. . .Virginia, Michigan. . .1960-present Buffalo Bills. . .One of original founders of American Football League, Wilson formed Buffalo Bills in 1959. . .During tenure as team owner, Bills won AFL Championships in 1964 and 1965, AFC titles in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 on way to unprecedented four consecutive appearances in Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII, and XXVIII. . .Bills 103 regular season wins, second most in NFL during 1990s. . . Helped lead AFL through early years making tough decisions that were necessary for league’s survival. . . Began talks with Carroll Rosenbloom, then owner of NFL’s Colts in January 1965, that eventually resulted in AFL-NFL merger. . .Considered “voice of reason,” Wilson served as President of AFL, was on AFL’s Expansion Committee and AFL-NFL Negotiations Committee. . .Was prominent in 1977 negotiations between NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association. . .Has served as Chairman of NFL Pension Committee, Labor Committee, Super Bowl Site Committee, NFL Expansion Committee, NFL Realignment Committee. . .Born October 17, 1918 in Columbus, Ohio.
Rod Woodson
Cornerback/Safety. . .6-0, 200. . .Purdue. . .1987-1996 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers, 1998-2001 Baltimore Ravens, 2002-03 Oakland Raiders. . .17 playing seasons, 238 games with 229 starts. . .Steelers first-round draft pick (10th player overall), 1987 NFL Draft. . .First-team All-America at Purdue. . .First interception of pro career resulted in 45-yard touchdown return. . . From 1991-94 recorded 12 sacks and 19 interceptions, returning three for TDs. . .In 1995 suffered serious knee injury with recovery time projected to be six to 12 months. . . Returned to action in just four months and played in Super Bowl XXX. . .Member of NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team and NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s. . . NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1993. . . Intercepted 71 passes in career; third on NFL all-time list. . . Is NFL’s all-time leader in interception return yardage (1,483). . .Holds NFL record for most interceptions returned for TDs (12). . .Six-time first-team All-Pro choice (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001). . .Earned All-Pro honors as cornerback, kick returner, safety. . .Chosen to play in 11 Pro Bowls – seven with Steelers, three with Ravens, and one with Raiders. . .Born March 10, 1965, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Vremea Mangalia Meteo Harta rutiera Mangalia

Harta turistica Mangalia

Mangalia este cea mai importanta statiune balneoclimaterica permanenta de la Marea Neagra. Tratamentul balner se practica pe tot timpul anului, imbinandu-se factorii caracteristici marini cu existenta izvoarelor minerale descoperite si folosite aici la Mangalia de pe vremea romanilor. La Hotel Mangalia si la Sanatoriul Balnear se efectueaza toate tipurile de tratamente de recuperare si lupta impotriva diverselor afectiuni.

Obiective turistice Mangalia:

una din cele mai vechi moschei din Romania (1590), Muzeul de arheologie care gazduieste cateva exponate unice in tara, descoperite in zona, colectia de pipe si curiozitati, "Mercurius" si ruinele cetatii Calatis. Mangalia are o plaja cu forma usor circulara intinzandu-se intre digul de nord al Portului comercial Mangalia si plaja Saturn cu care comunica printr-o scurta portiune neamenajata , in partea de nord a orasului. In partea centrala plaja are circa 120 metri latime si este marginita de o faleza inalta folosita ca loc de promenada in serile calde de vara de turisti. Accesul pe plaja se face de regula pe scarile care coboara pe plaja chiar din zona centrala a orasului.

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Odorheiu Secuiesc live webcam Harta rutiera Odorhei

Municipiul Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely) din judeţul Harghita, se află situat la 105 km sud-est de Târgu Mureş şi este străbătut de râul Târnava Mare.

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Predeal live webcam Vremea Meteo Harta turistica Predeal

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Statiunea montana Predeal este cunoscuta pentru partiile de ski largi si insorite. Partiile de schi se intind pe o suprafata mai mare de 50 de km/ patrati. Nu numai ski alpin ci si snowboard, ski fond, biatlon, patrula, sunt sporturi care pot fi practicate in conditii deosebite pe partiile de la Clabucet si Valea Rasnoavei.

Predeal detine opt partii de ski, trei fiind omologate international: Partia Clabucet Plecare, Partia Subteleferic, Partia Clabucet.

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La ferme de l’agriculteur bio Philippe Desbrosses saisie et mise en vente par un conglomérat agro-industriel;

Philippe Desbrosses est signataire de la pétition d'ACSEIPICA (voir ci-dessous - NDLR)

"Chers Amis (ies) , ceci n’est pas une blague…
Je vous lance un APPEL POUR VENIR EN NOMBRE ME SOUTENIR CE LUNDI 2Février à la Ferme de Sainte-Marthe à Millançay, Loir-et-Cher.
Rendez-vous à MIDI pour pique-niquer, nous partagerons nos paniers,et nous préparons le vin chaud, le pain et le café bios.
Venez vivre avec moi cette journée importante où mon entreprise estsaisie et mise en vente par le conglomérat agro-industriel LIGEA-AGRALYS, suite à un artefact juridique concernant un programmeeuropéen inachevé.
N.B. Il y aura d’autres victimes des pratiques de cette coopérative qui viendront témoigner.
Nous manifesterons avec dignité, dans le calme et la bonne humeur en accrochant un petit cœur rouge en carton à nos vêtements pour nousreconnaître entre amis. Des artistes et des personnalités de toutestendances nous accompagneront.
La réalisatrice Coline SERREAU sera présente avec sa troupe dechanteurs et de comédiens.
Nous lancerons à cette occasion une pétition de soutien avec un collectif d’associations et plusieurs grandes O.N.G.
Le but est d’éviter que la plus importante coopérative agricole deFrance anéantisse mon entreprise, pionnière depuis plus de 30 ans enAgriculture Biologique, et détruise les emplois des 24 salariés quiy travaillent, tout en ruinant ma famille.
Je vous remercie de votre aide. Alleluia !
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Fotografías de los últimos días en O Barco ( Nieve + Nubes Mammatus )

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Cosa è successo alle ricerche di Google?

Nel corso del pomeriggio di oggi, si è verificata una difficoltà di accesso ai servizi di Google causata da un errore umano. La natura del problema è spiegata nel dettaglio nel post al seguente link:

Google si scusa con gli utenti e con i proprietari dei siti.

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Vremea Breaza Meteo Harta turistica Breaza

Statiunea Breaza se află situata în nord-vestul județului Prahova, în partea de sud a Munților Bucegi, în zona subcarpatică, la o altitudine de 380-450 m, pe o terasă situată la o înălțime de 50-60 m deasupra albiei râului Prahova, între localitățile Comarnic (la nord) și Câmpina (la sud)

Breaza este situata la o distanta de 103 km de București, 67 km de Brașov și 45 km nord-vest de Ploiești. Accesul se face de pe soseaua DN1, între Ploiești (43 km) și Sinaia (24 km).

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Sunny Beach live webcam Hotel Kuban

Hotel Kuban este situat pe promenada principală a statiunii Sunny Beach, la 150 de metri de plajă, si găzduieşte un restaurant, un parc acvatic privat, un cazinou şi o sală de fitness cu baie de aburi. Camerele moderne sunt dotate cu aer condiţionat, TV, şi frigider. Balcoanele au vedere la piscină sau la mare. Baia privată are cadă şi uscător de păr. Hotelul mai detine un bar şi o piscină în aer liber cu tobogane, cascade, duşuri cu masaj etc.

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Novità in vista?

Dopo la pausa di riflessione che il freddo si è preso in queste settimane, qualche novità potrebbe affacciarsi nella seconda e terza decade del mese di febbraio con l'arrivo delle fredde correnti da est, ma quello che dovrebbe essere monitorato è la prossima eruzione del vulcano Mount Redoubt in Alaska. L'attività sismica continua ad intesificarsi ed i vulcanologi sono ormai convinti che l' eruzione sia imminente. Ricordo che nell'agosto 2008, circa un milione di tonnellate di ceneri e anidride solforosa invase la stratosfera, a causa dell'eruzione del vulcano Kasatochi che provocò fantastici tramonti ed influenzando le temperature dell'emisfero settentrionale.Gli effetti di queste eruzioni sono da valutarsi nel corso dei prossimi mesi, vedremo se quest'estate si manterrà in media o sotto media. Ai prossimi aggiornamenti.Any source

Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Party: Playboy Party At American Airlines Arena

I'm not in Tampa, but the 2010 Super Bowl is in -- drumroll -- Miami! That's what I'm looking forward to.

And besides, there's no Playboy Super Bowl Party this year. RATS! The reasons they give are well...

""While we are huge fans of Super Bowl weekend and are participating in the DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl event, we will not be hosting a separate party in Tampa,"

But I'll bet they'll be back in Miami and Zennie62 will be there!

SF Bayview Hunter's Point CAC/PAC Lennar Community Meeting

This is a video of the meeting held Wednesday night and regarding the Urban Design plan for the proposed Bayview Hunter's point Lennar development which would include a stadium for the San Francisco 49ers.

The video captures the anger that community members had over the process, expressing a desire to see the committee just approve the plan and build the project, but making sure the site is cleaned up and jobs are provided for them,

It's the second video on this community process and includes the roll call vote. You can hear who voted and how they voted.

Se avecina un 'finde' inestable...

Ya asoma el Frente asociado a una potente Borrasca, por el Oeste peninsular. Esta perfectamente definido y estructurado, y esta tarde se situará en torno al centro peninsular tras haber dejado abundantes precipitaciones en toda la fachada occidental de nuestro país. Este Frente va a ser el encargado de formar una pequeña Borrasca enfrente del Cabo de San Vicente (Portugal), que hará que el Tiempo sea inestable durante este fin de semana en casi toda España.

Véase el la imagen del Eumetsat. Se aprecia perfectamente el Frente que revolucionará el Tiempo en toda España durante el próximo fin de semana.

Ya adelanto que en el Sureste peninsular no se esperan abundantes precipitaciones. Estas podrían aparecer mañana Sábado por la tarde-noche de intensidad débil y de carácter disperso, mientras que el Domingo serían persistentes y también de intensidad débil, a lo sumo moderadas.

Evidentemente bajarán las temperaturas, tanto las máximas como las mínimas y el ambiente será fresco y húmedo. El Meteograma estima que pueden caer unos 12 litros por metro cuadrado durante todo el finde en Orihuela.

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Momentánea subida de las temperaturas

Jornada bastante cálida la que tuvimos ayer y la que estamos teniendo hoy. Orihuela estuvo cerca de alcanzar los 25,0ºC ayer. El siguiente mapa realizado por la Agencia Estatal de Meteorología nos indica, que el Sureste peninsular junto con zonas del litoral valenciano, van a ser las que mayor temperatura registren.

Véase el mapa realizado por la Agencia Estatal de Meteorología. Nos muestra los valores térmicos máximos que se pueden alcanzar. Este mapa corresponde a ayer, Jueves.

Temperatura máxima ayer, Jueves: 24,1ºC a las 15:44 horas.
Temperatura máxima hoy, Viernes: 22,7ºC a las 13:58 horas.

Les dejo con el ranking de temperaturas máximas de hoy, registradas en distintos observatorios meteorológicos situados por todo el territorio español, estudiados y valorados por la mejor red de estaciones meteorológicas de España (Meteoclimatic).

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Más noticias del Tiempo en el Mundo

¿Quién desactiva las ciclogénesis explosivas?
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漫畫家:AHN DONGSHIK(アントンシク)
集 數:四集未完(日本五集完)
譯 者:李德洋




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小說名:巴黎,賽啦!(A Year in the Merde)
小說家:史蒂芬‧克拉克(Stephen Clarke)
譯 者:林嘉倫






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Webspam 2009

Pochi giorni fa Matt Cutts, responsabile del team Webspam di Google, ha pubblicato un post sul suo blog per chiedere agli utenti di cosa vorrebbero che il Team Webspam si occupasse nel 2009.
Pubblichiamo di seguito il testo tradotto in italiano, sperando che abbiate tanti suggerimenti da darci!

"Siamo all'inizio di un nuovo anno, quindi mi piacerebbe avere la vostra opinione: di cosa vorreste si occupase il Team Webspam nel 2009? Ecco la domanda che vi feci nel 2006:

Basandoti sulla tua esperienza, chiudi gli occhi e immagina l'area (o le aree) su cui vorresti che Google lavorasse. Pensaci un attimo senza guardare i commenti degli altri utenti, io non farò riferimento a nessun argomento speficifico per non influenzare il risultato; vorrei che la gente dicesse, senza venire in alcun modo influenzata, in cosa Google deve concentrarsi per ridurre lo webspam nell'arco di tempo che và dai 6 ai prossimi 12 mesi .

Una volta individuate le vostre priorità, per favore postate il vostro commento costruttivo nel Gruppo Assistenza Webmaster. Non voglio parlare di singoli siti o sviluppare discussioni troppo lunghe: basterà un commento ciascuno per indicare su cosa dovrebbe concentrarsi Google in relazione allo webspam."

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Malaysian regulator approves 3 new foreign Islamic fund managers

The Securities Commission (SC) has given its approval for three new foreign Islamic fund management companies (IFMCs) to start operations in Malaysia. The three are Aberdeen Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, BNP Paribas Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd and Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, the regulator said in a statement on Jan 29, 2009.
It said the three companies already have a presence in the conventional asset management industry in Malaysia, as part of the five licences issued under a special scheme announced in 2005 to broaden the international participation in the Malaysian capital market.
Their interest to further expand their fund management business indicates their confidence in the Malaysian fund management industry, and reaffirms the growing interest among international players to make Malaysia the global hub for Islamic fund and wealth management activities, it added.
"Despite the global slowdown, the coming on board of these three international players reflects the strong growth potential in niche areas like Islamic fund management," said SC chairman Datuk Sri Zarinah Anwar. "This will help add depth and breadth to the Islamic finance industry, of which Malaysia commands a leadership role."
In granting the approval, the statement said the SC had considered, among other things, the scope of operations that will be established by the three Islamic fund management companies (IFMCs) in Malaysia, their fund management experience, brand value, expertise in various markets, geographical presence, and compliance and risk management capabilities.
The statement also provided comments from representatives of the newly approved players.
Atsushi Yoshikawa, president & CEO of Tokyo-based Nomura Asset Management Co Ltd commented: "Nomura Asset plans to position Islamic fund management as one of our most important strategies. With the establishment of Nomura Islamic Asset Management, we plan to provide a wide range of products and services to Asia and the Middle East regions".
BNP Paribas Investment Partners is firmly committed to further developing its existing Islamic investment capabilities, said Vincent Camerlynck, global head of business development and member of the executive committee, BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Paris.
"The domestic Islamic finance sector has been growing rapidly," said Aberdeen Asset Management Sdn Bhd managind director Gerald Ambrose.
The others who have been approved to establish operations are Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia), DBS Asset Management, CIMB-Principal Asset Management, Global Investment House and Reliance Asset Management, the SC said.

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Alerta Amarilla por Nieve

El AEMET a Activado la ALERTA AMARILLA por NIEVE, en La Provincia de Ourense, y por consguiente, también en nuestra Comarca. La Alerta por Nieve estará en vigor desde las 18:00 h del viernes 30/01/2009 a las 04:00 h, del 31/01/2009 para las Zonas de Montaña. Para la zona de Valdeorras la Alerta estará en Vigor desde las 17:00 h del 30/01/09 hasta las 23:00 h del mismo día.
Por último, cabe destacar que las Alertas de la Aemet, en nuestra Comarca se engloban en dos zonas ( Pese a estar en la misma comarca ) : Montañas de Ourense ( AMARILLO )y Valdeorras ( MARRÓN OSCURO ).
Montañas de Ourense=> Carballeda, A Veiga y O Bolo.
Valdeorras=> Rubiá, O Barco, Vilamartín, A Rua, Petín y Larouco.
Quizás, esta forma no sea la más efectiva, ni mucho meno, puesto que en O Barco, Rubiá..etc. hay montañas que sobrepasan los 1.500 mts. Por lo que Generalizar como hace la Aemet es un Peligro, pero esto es otro Asunto que ya Juzgaremos en otro momento.
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Aumento Moderado en las Reservas Hídricas

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Harta turistica Lepsa Vrancea

Harta turistica a judetului Vrancea

Statiunea Lepsa se afla situata la 75 de kilometri de municipiul Focsani, de-a lungul raului Putna, la poalele Muntilor Vrancei.Any source

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bank Islam may end IT deal with Swiss firm

By Habhajan Singh & Halim Wahab
Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd is believed to be on the verge of terminating its core banking system contract entered into just over a year ago, potentially causing the bank to incur losses to the tune of millions of ringgit.
Sources say Bank Islam, the nation's first Islamic bank, has run into issues over the agreement signed with Swiss banking software maker Temenos Group AG in October 2007.
"The bank is facing some interpretation issues. If not resolved soon, it could derail its IT platform revamp," a source told The Malaysian Reserve.
A decision to change course now for its core banking system would have substantial financial implications for Bank Islam, with some industry executives familiar with such work estimating that the bank may end up forking out up to RM30 million.
However, a bank official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said any losses would be "much less" than RM30 million and would not breach the amount previously allocated for the bank's total IT revamp.
In March 2008, Bank Islam managing director Datuk Zukri Samat said the bank had allocated some RM100 million to revamp its IT system, including the bank's core banking system, which was due to be completed by 2010.
Bank Islam is 51%-owned by public-listed BIMB Holdings Bhd, which also controls Islamic insurer Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Bhd.
When contacted, Bank Islam declined to provide figures on how much it had paid for the Temenos T24 system, or how much it is likely to fork out should it decide to rope in another vendor.
"Our IT infrastructure revamp programme is on track," Zukri said in an emailed statement.
In mid-2006, after two consecutive disastrous financial years — the bank reported a net loss of RM507.8 million for the financial year ended June 30, 2005, and a net loss of RM1.31 billion the following year — a new management team led by Zukri unveiled a five-pronged turnaround plan.
Once the revamp programme was set in motion, Bank Islam began looking at upgrading its IT infrastructure, a vital ingredient for a bank that is big in the retail segment.
In October 2007, Temenos announced that its system had been selected to replace Bank Islam's two in-house systems — a Silverlake core banking platform and an i-Flex Internet banking system — which the bank has operated over the last 10 years.
Meanwhile, the issue of replacing the core banking system was also raised by shareholders at the annual general meeting of the bank's parent BIMB on Dec 17. Among the key stakeholders are the Dubai Investment Group (DIG), a member of United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Dubai Holding, whic h emerged as one of Bank Islam's major shareholders following a recapitalisation exercise after the massive losses in 2005 and 2006.
"It had created a bit of an issue at the bank," said one banker familiar with the matter.
Among the questions raised were whether the bank had made the right call when it brought in the new platform and if it was financially prudent to switch to another platform at this juncture.
According to a media release by Temenos, the T24 is a functionally rich, scalable, integrated, modular banking system. It is understood that Bank Islam was Temenos' first major break for core banking system sales in Malaysia.
Silverlake, the industry rival that it replaced at Bank Islam, is said to have better knowledge of customisation to local needs as it counts a number of local Islamic financial banks as its customers, including Affin Islamic Bank Bhd and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Bhd.
(This story appeared in The Malaysian Reserve on Jan 29, 2009. The Malaysian Reserve is a daily business/finance newspaper published out of Kuala Lumpur, with a sectoral page on Islamic finance on Mondays, edited by Habhajan Singh) Any source

Mireya Grisales high-fives Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons

Super Bowl Steelers Football, originally uploaded by cmd1084.

All I can say is who's Mireya Grisales? She's a super hot reporter for Telemundo who's wowing them in Tampa. Wish I were there --- sort of.

Kurt Warner: Arizona Cardinals QB At Super Bowl Media Day

warner_3, originally uploaded by crgazette.

This is a great pict of Arizona Cardinals QB holding court at NFL Media Day. I'm not there as I didn't plan to go to Tampa last year. Still, I miss the parties but I don't miss not being able to get into some of them and the weird behavior of some people just because they're there.

Heck, I've been to six Super Bowls.

No Recession At The Tampa Super Bowl

Super Bowl, originally uploaded by Dan B Lee.

And this prove it! That's a sweet car!

Super Bowl T-Shirts Boxes

Just in time for Super Bowl XLIII, shirts! But I've never seen so many and in their boxes.

If only we had kept the extremist right in power...

...we might eventually have achieved our goal of becoming a third world country.

From the New York Times today:

Frederick Hess, an education policy analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, criticized the bill as failing to include mechanisms to encourage districts to bring school budgets in line with property tax revenues, which have plunged with the bursting of the real estate bubble.

"It's like an alcoholic at the end of the night when the bars close, and the solution is to open the bar for another hour," Mr. Hess said.

Yes, spending on education is like spending on alcohol. If only we weren't so addicted to education we might be a dirt poor third world country today.

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Giornata Internazionale della tutela della privacy

Oggi, 28 gennaio, si celebra la giornata internazionale della tutela della privacy. Tuttora la poca conoscenza su come proteggere i propri dati online rappresenta un problema a livello globale.

Ogni giorno vengono caricate online sempre più informazioni ed è quindi estremamente importante che le persone conoscano benefici e rischi della Rete, nonché gli strumenti che sono a loro disposizione per controllare e gestire le informazioni che condividono online.

Tra le diverse iniziative pianificate nel corso di questa giornata, saremo presenti al "data privacy day: increasing privacy awareness and trust" organizzato in collaborazione con l'Information Technology Association of America, dove affronteremo assieme ai diversi rappresentati di governo, americani ed europei, la questione della sensibilizzazione al tema della privacy. Questo evento fa parte di un processo di dialogo e confronto continuo che stiamo intrattenendo con legislatori e organi di regolamentazione, associazioni dei consumatori, industriali e responsabili privacy per proteggere le informazioni degli utenti online.

I nostri sforzi per accrescere la consapevolezza in materia di protezione dei dati personali, oltre alle azioni intraprese nella pubblica arena, si fondano su un dialogo diretto con i nostri utenti, all'insegna della trasparenza e della facoltà di scelta. Per questo abbiamo chiaramente detto quali dati conserviamo e per quanto tempo e per questo continuiamo a sviluppare prodotti che permettano agli utenti di avere controllo sulle informazioni che condividono.

Di recente abbiamo arricchito il nostro Privacy Center, accessibile direttamente dalla homepage di Google, con video, informazioni utili e link a post su come gestire le informazioni private online. Nel frattempo, continuiamo a sviluppare prodotti che offrano alle persone ulteriori informazioni e reali alternative per la gestione della loro privacy. Ne sono esempio il sistema di oscuramento dei visi in Street View e la funzione di Chrome che consente di navigare il web in incognito.

Ci proponiamo di migliorare ulteriormente il nostro approccio al tema della privacy portando avanti il dialogo con le persone che utilizzano i nostri prodotti e servizi e mettendo a loro a disposizione sempre più strumenti utili a questo scopo. Per ora, se volete saperne di più, vi invito ad accedere al nostro Privacy Center.

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KFH branch in East Malaysia

Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd (KFHMB) made its entry into East Malaysia with the Islamic bank's branch in Kuching. It is the seventh nationwide branch for the bank. The ceremony was officiated by its managing director Datuk K Salman Younis (middle) flanked by the bank's deputy chief executive Ab Jabar Ab Rahman (right) and its head of retail and consumer banking Baldev Singh.Any source

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

à quoi jouent "ILS" avec HAARP ? ...

vidéo, en anglais, accrochez vous, elle mérite d'être entendue !*:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GZAZ&um=1&sa=N&tab=wv&oi=property_suggestions&resnum=0&ct=property-revision&cd=1#org
copier-coller l'adresse car elle est longueAny source

Video bidon (?) qui montre les dispositifs installés sur les avions sprayeurs

On m'informe de source sérieuse aujourd'hui (13 Mars 09), que cette vidéo est BIDON ! Je laisse le lien pour l'instant. A chacun de se faire son idée.
On l'avait trouvé sur

Les détails sur cette vidéo :
Sur la moitié des photos ce sont des petits avions, personne n'a jamais vu dans aucun pays des chemtrails derrière des petits avions, seulement derrière des gros porteurs.
A 1'26" et 1'37" c'est un avion pour des prélèvements d'air
A 1'30" c'est un système pour pulvériser de l'eau pour tester le givre sur les avions:
A 1'35" c'est l'échappement du moteur auxiliaire (APU):
A 1'41" et 2'08" c'est un largage de kérosène
A 1'45" ce sont des cartouches pour la grêle
A 2'16" et 2'25" c'est pour tester les avions:
A 2'19" c'est un test d'airbus, les passagers sont remplacés par des
bonbonnes d'eau pour simuler le poids.

Faisons la part des choses
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Corfu live webcam Harta turistica Insula Corfu - Grecia

Harta turistica Insula Corfu - Grecia

Corfu (Kerkyra) este cea mai mare insulă dintre toate insulele greceşti situate în Marea Ioniană, după Kefalonia. Relieful montan din regiunea de nord a insulei oferă un peisaj dramatic care îţi ia răsuflarea, cel mai mare vârf fiind numit Muntele Pantokrator (906 metri înălţime). Plajele din această regiune nu sunt la fel de populare precum cele din sud, fiind formate mai mult din pietriş. Sudul insulei Corfu este mai popular printre turişti, ţinând cont de vastele şi atractivele întinderi de nisip uşor accesibile din numeroasele staţiuni situate în această regiune. Oraşul Corfu este situat exact pe partea central estic a insulei. Corfu depăşeşte în performanţe turistice toate celelalte staţiuni ale insulei, mândrindu-se atât cu particularităţile sale naturale de nepreţuit, cât şi cu moştenirea istorică pe care o posedă.

Arillas Beach live web cam insula Corfu

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Vremea pe 5 zile Harta rutiera Voineasa

Statiunea Voineasa se afla situată la capatul sudic al munţilor Lotru, pe valea râului Lotru, la o altitudine de 600-800 m, la 60 km NV de municipiul Ramnicu-Vâlcea accesibilă prin intermediul unui drum modernizat. Din Voineasa pornesc diverse trasee turistice, către lacul de acumulare Vidra, lacul glaciar Ciunget şi pădurea rezervaţiei naturale Latoriţa, cataractele Lotrului, Obârşia Lotrului.

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