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Game designer Scott Zier walks us through Global Agenda: Conquest, the Allaince-versus-Alliance campaign for persistent territory control.
23 Apr 2010
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27 Apr 2010
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Explicación del trabajo de investigación #13 "Lineamientos metodológicos para la inserción de restricciones ambientales en el ordenamiento territorial de la periferia de la ciudad de Maracaibo", Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Abril 2010
2 May 2010
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7 May 2010
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Hi, if you're looking for staplers then this short video will guide you around this category and give you a few of our recommendations...If you get territorial over your office stapler, then our range of staplers are bound to get you tipp-exing your name onto them as soon as you pull them out of their packaging.The Rexel Gemini stapler is a best seller thanks to its versatility. It's an office staple – geddit? – because it can easily staple up to 45mm depth, perfect for general stapling.It's a half strip stapler, which means it's designed for light duty use and so will fit easily onto any desk.Another top performer is the 5 star half strip stapler – it's also lightweight but has a further reach depth of 61mm.But if you're looking for a stapler to do the big jobs then the Rapesco Heavy Duty stapler is just the muscle you need.It's made of tough metal to cope with thick stapling and has a contoured grip so you won't ruin your manicure.I hope we've helped in your quest for staplers, but if you'd like to find out more about what we sell just take a look at our Buyers Guide.And remember... We won't be beaten on price.
7 May 2010
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This tutorial is continued with full written instructions at *******WordpressVideos.TV Google Analytics is a free application offered by Google that allows you to track your website visitors and get in-depth analysis and reports on your website. To use Google Analytics, you just need to have a Google account, and if you already have a Gmail account or YouTube account, then you can probably use that same information to set up Google Analytics. Using your Google account and your Google password, just sign in to Google Analytics and you will have to sign up again for Google Analytics, so just click on Sign Up here. And the first thing you need to put in here is your website URL, so Im gonna put in my website URLand also to give your account a name. Okay, and then you can select your time zone or territory, and also your time zone according to your local time, and then click on Continue. Then provide Google with your last name and your first name, and then select a country or territory. Then click on Continue. You can read through the Terms of Service for Google Analytics, and if youll agree, click on Yes, I agree to the terms and conditions, and then click on Create New Account. And there are several options here to track your website you can either track a single domain, or you can track one domain with multiple subdomains, or you can also track multiple top-level domains. And if youre a Google AdWords user, then you may want to combine your AdWords data with your Analytics data. Im gonna leave that blank for now. So this is the code that you need to copy and paste into your WordPress blog or your website. Now, Im gonna show you how to do that. In your WordPress dashboard, just click on Appearance and click on Editor to edit the current theme that you are using. All your theme files should be made writable, so if you see a message like this that says, You need to make this file writable then you need to set the correct permission settings via FTP to your WordPress theme.
12 May 2010
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Keep your head down in enemy territory in this tense new gameplay!
13 May 2010
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Late last year, Google’s Matt Cutts told WebProNews that site performance would be a critical factor this year. Since that time, site performance has been a hot topic in the SEO community. Incidentally, Maile Ohye, also from Google, calls this area an “uncharted SEO territory” in a recent interview with WPN. According to her, simple changes to the front end, such as how you order the style sheets and JavaScript files, can have a big impact on speed and, ultimately, conversions. She references a test that Strangeloop conducted in which it compared the site performance of an optimized site to the site performance on a non-optimized site. The test found that the optimized site had a 16 percent increase in conversions over the non-optimized site. Ohye explains the importance of ordering style sheets and JavaScript files since it could save visitors seconds when visiting your site. She suggests having statements at the top that bring in the style sheets first followed by the JavaScript files. For images, she advises webmasters to use image sprites, which are essentially single files that can have multiple images listed throughout the file. This eliminates the task of making file requests for each image. With sprites, webmasters can use CSS to choose which images should display where. Although the topic of “speed as a ranking factor” has also been getting a lot of press lately, Ohye says users will not wake up one day and find the fastest sites with the highest rankings. She goes on to say that this element of ranking is more suited for sites that are so slow the users are dissatisfied. Ohye also tells webmasters they can check their own site’s performance by applying the site performance feature in the labs section of Google’s webmaster tools. This tool will tell users how their site compares with all the other sites on the Web. How is your site’s performance?
14 May 2010
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Equatortrekking**** is launching the New Summer Adventure Promotions for 2010. The tours we offer for this summer have different levels of adventures. For families or couples who want to know the Andes and the Galapagos Islands or the Andes and the Amazon Jungle, and for those mountaineers who wants to climb to the top of the Cotopaxi Volcano. If you would like to have some customized South America tours according to your wishes, please let us know and we will gladly help you! This summer 2010 discover Ecuador and travel to the middle of the world. Ecuador is a small South American country, which offers great adventures to those travelers who enjoy nature, culture and all the biodiversity Ecuador represents. A diversity concentrated in a small territory, which is an advantage for the traveler since it permits to go over and through different regions in a relatively short period of time.
15 May 2010
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*******www.sofitel****/sofitel/fichehotel/gb/sof/2185/fiche_hotel.shtml Going on vacation or taking a business trip? Whether business or pleasure, learn more about the property with a video before you book. Sofitel New York, located at 45 West 44TH Street, New York, Northwest Territories, 10036, USA+ Contact the property directly at (212) 354-8844 or visit *******www.sofitel****/sofitel/fichehotel/gb/sof/2185/fiche_hotel.shtml
20 May 2010
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*******www.jomadeals**** Haurex AR330UWH Italy Maestro Automatic Mens Watch. A Rose-gold toned luxury timepiece from the one and only Haurex. This deal of the day is $199 (90% off the $1900 retail price). Sale ends at midnight tonight (EST). Here ye, hear ye, my faithful subjects! Lend me your ears! I, King Arthur, hence declare unto all of ye something that’s pretty important! For many a fortnight I have been thy King. Ever since I pulled Excalibur from the Stone and the Lady of the Lake ordained me to this most humble calling and Monty Python obtained legal rights to parody my story, I have led thee. And now, as your King, I wouldst make one more decree. Everyone in the Kingdom must from henceforth and forever, tell me how cool my watch appear-eth. No, seriously, every time I ride by on my steed I want people to notice how cool ‘tis! Just look ye at it! Its style is unmatched! Classic rose-gold toned stainless steel, brown leather band, automatic movement, and a luxury look that’s fit for a King. Ho ho, I also made a joke just now. Laugh, I order thee…laugh…that’s better. So from now on, when I approach thee and you bow, thou must say, “Your Majesty, how may a humble servant of the crown serve thee, and thy watch is pretty dope.” That is all. You’re excused. Continue wallowing in the ignorance of the Dark Ages. Jomadeals**** does not ship outside the USA and its territories. Shoppers from outside the USA may place orders for delivery within the United States. Product ships 3-7 business days after order. SPECIFICATIONS Brand: Haurex Italy Model: AR330UWH Gender: Mens Manufacturer Item: HAUAR330UWH Collection: Maestro Movement: Automatic Engine: Miyota 8247 Case Material: Stainless Steel Case Shape: Round Case Diameter: 45mm Case Thickness: 13.5mm Case Back: Skeleton, see-through exhibition Bezel Function: Fixed Bezel Material: Stainless steel Dial Color: White Dial Markers: Rose gold tone hour markers. Arabic numeral at 12 Dial Type: Analog Sub Dials: 60 mins and 24 hour sub dials. Hands: Rosetone dauphin Crystal: Mineral Crown: Pressure crown Band Type: Strap Band Color: Brown Band Width: 22mm Band Material: Leather Clasp Material: Stainless steel Clasp Type: Deployment Emblem: Dial, crown, case back, clasp Water Resistance: 30m / 100ft / 3ATM Misc Information: Italian Design Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty ABOUT BRAND In 1989 two young men, a little bold and reckless but willing to succeed and a with a great creativity, had an idea: to create a little watch collection to distribute it in the best watch and jewellery shops in Bologna. Their names are Giuseppe La Giusa and Maurizio Bianchini. Since then, a friend has joined them as partner, Stefano Turrini, the company has become an important reality and the brand Haurex counts more than 850 licensee in Italy and is distributed in more than 30 foreign countries. The spirit that aims the brand is marked by a continuous aesthetic research, both in materials and in the chromatic juxtaposition and all the collections are marked by the exclusivity of the products. Haurex Italy is an historical company in Bologna that, since its establishment, has had the aim to realize wristwatches with an exclusive design, paying great attention to the details and the materials to guarantee the high quality of the product, which is always in line with the latest fashion trends. The growing success of Haurex is closely connected to the Italian design, carried on by a young team of designers that pay great attention to the new trends and the details of the product, as in our best design tradition. The care placed in the product gleams also through the packaging, designed by Haurex. Exclusive design, care of details, high quality materials.
21 May 2010
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*******vitalcoaching****/coaching.htm *******vitalcoaching****/wakeupyourpower.htm A huge fraction of what comes your way in life depends on your mind set! Your mind is your territory - This short video is a power kick to start mastering your life right now.
28 May 2010
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A visit to the late wing chun Grandmaster Ip man's final resting place with sifu sergio iadarola in Fanling New Territories Hong Kong *******www.SifuSergio**** Distributed by Tubemogul.
26 May 2010
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*******www.thebettingheadhunter**** - International Development Manager Gaming & Gambling - Delivery of and contribution to the International strategy including the development of separate Territory/BU strategies as required Co-ordination of all Budget and Forecast processes including turnover, gross win, marketing and operational costs, gross profit and EBITDA for each territory (supported by and submitted to Finance) Identify territories across Europe to target for market entry; develop market entry plans for each territory including organisational structure, local trading strategy, development of unique website selling points, partnership strategy and business plan Directly manage the market entry phase for any new territory including the recruitment of local teams, negotiation with local partners, sourcing of office space, management of local gaming licence(s), development of trading strategy and co-ordination of site launch - International Development Manager Gaming & Gambling - *******www.thebettingheadhunter****
26 May 2010
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The history of the Sculptures “…you need to understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are the absolute noble symbol to us. They are a tribute to the democratic philosophy. They are the ambition and our identity. They are the essence of Hellenism…”, Melina Merkouri It was in 1806, when the “journey” of the sculptures began. Their destination was Britain and their bearer, the passionate antiquities collector, Count of Elgin. At the Acropolis of Athens, only the half of the decorating part of the Frieze had remained and tens of sculptures were removed- among them some of the Ancient Greek Civilization’s finest works of art. In Britain, the sculptures were named after Elgin, the Elgin Marbles. The monument’s catholicity The UNESCO World Heritage Centre included the Parthenon as part of the wider monument complex, recorded in the world heritage monuments since 11th September 1987. However, the Parthenon is beyond the numbers of a World Monument Record. As a construction achievement, it consists the most credible witness of a former civilization in technological and aesthetic context, which has significantly influenced the development of the modern “Western” world. The Parthenon The Parthenon is the greatest monument of the Athenian State and the apex of the Doric order. Its construction began in 448/7 B.C., whereas the opening was held in 438 B.C. at the Panathenaic Games and the sculpture decorations were finished in 433/2 B.C. According to the sources of antiquity, the architects who worked for the construction of the Parthenon were Iktinos, Calicrates and possibly Phidias, who was also responsible for the sculpture decoration. It is one of the Greek temples that is entirely built of marble as well as the only Doric temple with anastatic metopes. Many parts of the sculpture decoration, the architrave and the coffers of the ceiling were drawn with red, blue and gold colour. Penteli marble was used, except from the stylobate, which was built of limestone. The pteron had 8 columns breadthwise and 17 columns lengthwise. The placement of the columns was unusually close, with the analogy between the column’s circle and the column distance, being 1:2, 25 (compared to the analogy 1:2, 32 at the temple of Zeus in Olympia and 1:2, 65 at the temple of Aphea in Aegina) there was also a second row of 6 columns. This row created a delusion of a double-pteron temple. Another extraordinary feature was the existence of frieze, which ran through the cella and probably consists one of the most obvious Ionic influences. The metopes of the east side represent the Fight of the Titans. On the right side, we can see the Amazons fighting, on the south side the Fight of the Centauromachy and on the north side, scenes from the Trojan War. The frieze represents the Panathenaic procession, the biggest religious celebration of Ancient Athens and includes figures of gods, animals and about 360 human figures. The two frontispieces represent scenes inspired by mythology. Above the central entrance of the temple, on the east side, they represent the birth of Athena and on the west side, the dispute between Athena and Poseidon about the possession of the Athenean land. Although this temple was different from other Doric temples, as far as its decoration length is concerned, the decoration did not affect the unity of the whole temple. Throughout history… The Parthenon had remained untouched, until the Macedonian times. On the contrary, after the Macedonian times and the the battle in the river Granicos, golden shields- the loot of Alexander’s victory- were placed at the Parthenon, as trophies. The first damaging actions took place during the tyrant Lacharis times. Lacharis was appointed tyrant of Athens by Cassandros, according to Pausania’s narration. He took the shields from the Parthenon as well as the gold and the jewellery from the golden and ivory statue of Athena. Damages were also caused in the opisthodomos of the temple, when Demetrius the Conqueror used it as his personal bedroom. During the Roman times, no changes were registered in the Parthenon temple, preserving its physiognomy and its prestige even during the post-Christian centuries. However, at the emperor Justinian’s era, the Panathenaic procession did not proceed up to the Parthenon and every kind of worship- public or private- had been lost, according to the Latin Orator Claudius Mamertine (4th century). During the Byzantine times, although the Parthenon was not destroyed, - as the edicts of of Theodosius 2nd dictated, the temple changed and became the Christian Church of St Sophia. The inauguration of this church was celebrated during the times of the emperor Justinian. In the antetemple, the arch of the sanctuary was added. According to Burnouf, because of these transformations, in 1877, only relics of murals and a few inscriptive engravements on the walls and columns remained. During the times of Frangokratia, (Greek: Φραγκοκρατία, lit. "Francocracy", "rule of the Franks),the space around the Parthenon became the dwelling place for the first Frank ruler of Athens, Othonas Delaros, whereas the Acropolis became the head of the Frankish baronage and the centre of the historic life of the city, up to such a point that Athens was at the time known as “Castellym Athenarum”. The Parthenon was given to the Roman Church and changed into a Latin temple that was worshiped in the name of the Virgin Mary. On the west side, a bell tower was added, that during the Turkish occupation, it became a minaret. During the Venetian rule, no changes were observed or registered about the monument. According to the narrations of posterior sight-seers, like the Italian Nikolaos Martonis -who visited the Acropolis in 1395- and Kuriakos Agkonitis , who traveled in Athens in 1436, we have two descriptions of the Christian Parthenon. The first representative of the medieval ideology is wondering how the construction of such a huge building could have been possible, whereas the second representative of the Italian Renaissance focused his attention on the beauty of the ancient monuments. During the Turkish occupation, the Acropolis fell into the hands of the Turks in 1458, when Mehmet II the Conqueror visited it. The Holy rock was then known as the “Atina Kalesi”, that meant the fortress of Athens. During the 17th century, the Parthenon was a mosque and had a minaret, which was destroyed in 1687. This mosque did not meet the standards of the Islamic religion and that’s the reason why it never became a Muslim worship temple. During Fragiskos Morozini’s crusade against Athens in1687, serious damage was caused in the Parthenon, on the night of September 16th , when a bombshell blew up the powder magazine that the Ali Aga had installed, as the governor of the temple’s fortress. The biggest part of the temple towards the east side collapsed. Since that moment and till the monument it was given to the hands of archaeology, it was highly looted, mostly by Lord Elgin, while serious damage was caused during the Greek Revolution in 1821 and the Acropolis’s invasion by Kioutahi Bey The “firman” and… Elgin The sculptures of the Parthenon, also known as the Elgin Marbles consist a big collection of marble sculpture, which was transported in Britain in 1806 by Thomas Bruce, ‘Z Count of Elgin, ambassador in the Ottoman Empire from 1799 till 1803. Taking advantage of the Ottoman reign of the Greek territory, Elgin managed to obtain permission (the firman) by the Ottoman Sultan to remove the marbles in order to enumerate and register them in schemes, but later he moved on to their abstraction and their exportation out of the country. More about the firman According to the British Commission for the Return of the Marbles, the first permission was officially obtained in May 1801 and it seems that it had been sent directly to Athens by the Sultan’s clerks. The content of the permission is not known but we assume that it allowed to the Elgin’s team access to the Acropolis so that they placed scaffolds and formers. The specific permission though was soon considered inadequate by the team. The Team asked permission for the second time and they would get it. Since they got it, they were allowed to “dig” and remove tures sculp or inscriptions. The second firman was given to them on the 6th July 1801 and allowed Elgin to take rocks with inscriptions and numbers on them. A month later, in August 1801, Elgin asks Hunt Voivode to let him take the metopes of the Parthenon, a request which would even be disapproved by the Greek Vice-president, Ambassador of Britain in Athens. According to the writings of the British intellect Edward Daniel Clarke (1769-1822) in his work “Journeys”, Part II, P. 483, “One of the workers came to notify Don Batista that the metopes were going to be cut. Then, we saw that extraordinary piece of sculpture being destroyed , huge masses of white penteli marble fell down making a huge noise among the ruins. When Disdar saw this, he couldn’t control his feelings anymore. He shed a tear and stated in the most emphatic way: “This is the end!”, “Never again”, stating firmly that he would never give his consent again to any further dilapidation of this construction.” After a year Always according to the historic evidence, set out by the British Committee, in the spring of 1802, Elgin came to Athens and congratulated his team, personally supervising the removal of pieces from the eastern frontispiece. The sculpture’s exportation to London came across several problems. In September, “Mentor”, Elgin’s ship was sunk close to the island of Kithira, bearing some of the most delightful sculpture of the Parthenon. On the Christmas Eve of the year 1802, Hunt managed to ask captain Clarke (who governed the HMS “Braakel” for help, so that the sculptures would be saved. Lord Elgin left with his family from Constantinople on the 16th January 1803, while he was arrested by the French authorities and was under detention for the next three years. At the same period of time, one of his men, back in Athens, removed one of the Caryatids of the Erechtheion and replaced her with a pylon, so that the construction wouldn’t collapse. In 1806, when Elgin was set free from captivity, the second big antiquities collection was still in Athens, supervised by his “loyal” guard Lusieri. In 1809, the new British Ambassador Robert Adair asked for the marbles’ exportation, while the Ottomans answered that Lord Elgin was never given permission to remove the marbles from the Parthenon. Elgin’s team arrived in Athens on the 20th March. Lusieri didn’t lose time and all the marbles were boated on a ship, that set sail to London on the 26th March. Piece by piece The famous collection of these contentious sculptures includes some of the sculptures of the frontispieces and the metopes, representing battles between the Lapiths and the Centaurs as well as some of the frieze of the Parthenon, which decorated the upper part of the cella’s walls of the temple lengthwise. As a result, they represent more than the half of the remaining sculpture decoration of the Parthenon that has survived through time. 75 metres out of the initial 160 metres, 15 out of the 92 metopes, 17 partial figures, taken from the frontispieces, as well as more pieces of the architecture. More precisely, from a total of 97 surviving stones of the frontispiece of the Parthenon, 56 are in London and 40 in Athens. From a total of 64 surviving metopes, 48 are in Athens and 15 in London. From a total of 28 surviving figures of the frontispieces, 19 are in London and 9 in Athens. The Parthenon’s frieze is considered to represent the Panathenaic Procession. The metopes on the east side represent the Fight of the Titans, on the west side the Fight of the Amazons, on the north side the Trojan War and on the south side the fight of Centaurs and Lapiths. On the east frontispiece, the birth of Athena is represented, whereas on the west frontispiece, the dispute of Athena and Poseidon over Athena’s custody. Elgin’s collections even include objects from other constructions of the Acropolis of Athens, such as the Erechtheum- which had been in ruins during the Greek struggle for independence (1821-33)- the Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Niki. Lord Elgin took in fact half of the Pathenon’s sculpture, while from the rest of it, plaster impressions were made. The collection was given lord Elgin’s name. In a few years, Elgin managed to collect 33 shipments of antiquities, taken from the Parthenon, by cutting the frontispieces so that they could be easily carried and by removing sculptures, often scarved on the construction itself. Although Elgin destined his collection for his private residence, he finally sold the so-called “Elgin Marbles” to the British Government in 1816. The sculptures were appreciated by the House of Commons Committee, which discussed the matter and regarded the method of their corruption, their value and the importance of this purchase as “public property”. The accusations Since Lord Elgin first removed parts of the Parthenon, many people characterized his attitude as an act of vandalism, which would garble the temple forever. Elgin was accused of looting an archaeological site, of corruption and deceit of the Turks in order to take the marbles away. As soon as the Greeks gained their independence in 1832, they started to ask for the return of the marbles, removed from their most important national symbol. After Lord Byron, there were many more firm supporters of the return, who were British or Greek and who appreciated the importance and value of the Parthenon, for the Greek and world culture too. There were serious arguments on whether Lord Elgin had legally obtained these treasures, while university professors were fighting, questioning his right to remove them. These disputes continued with accusations from both sides and were finally led to no conclusions. No conclusions According to the historic turnout, the British Museum does not seem willing to lose any of its famous exhibits, whereas it officially supports that it doesn’t wish to start a talk around the return of many of its treasures. On the other hand, the supporters of the return argue that the marbles’ case is unique, since they consist an inextricable piece of a national monument. Cooperation and the suggestion In its official diplomatic moves, Greece intends to cooperate with Great Britain for the sake of the monument itself and the world heritage. This goal can be achieved through a dipolar policy and educational cooperation. More specifically, the suggestion concerns the Sculpture Exhibition of the monuments at the special hall of the New Acropolis Museum. The rectification of the unity of the sculptures will give us the opportunity to enrich our knowledge on this unique monument, to upgrade our studies and reveal to the next generations the masterpieces of humanity. Today… On an announcement given by the British Museum in April 2007, it is reported that the Museum isn’t planning to return the Parthenon Marbles to any Greek museum. A more recent announcement (2009) reported that apropos of the New Acropolis Museum opening, it would return the Elgin Marbles, as long as the Greek government recognized their rights of owners to the British Museum. The Greek Government declined this proposal. *******www.bringthemback****/ Reunite Them! “BRING THEM BACK!” Thousands of pieces of Greek antiquities are hosted in the British Museum. Our campaign does not ask for the return of those. We ask for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in Greece and the Reunification of the Monument. We, the users of the Internet obtain power and we are able to mobilize the international public opinion. Our goal can be achieved this way. Do you believe this is fair? If yes, help this goal come true. Say your own “BRING THEM BACK!”
29 May 2010
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Music video by reformed gang memebrs working with the LA GANG TOURS organization. The singers are gang interventionists and at risk youth who wish to spread a message of non-violence. The LA GANG TOURS are guided tours through gang territory in Los Angeles. All the major gangs are participating in cease-fires so this organization can flourish.
2 Jun 2010
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