Daily Archives: November 1, 2015

this pressed: A autumnally colored tree stands on a hill in front of a snow… Photo-8886014.119709 – SFGate


Image 1/17 A woman dressed as a clown poses during a photo session at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Los Angeles. Photo: Jae C. Hong, Associated Press

Source: A autumnally colored tree stands on a hill in front of a snow… Photo-8886014.119709 – SFGate

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How this woman went from being homeless to becoming a top Intel exec shows why you have to chase money sometimes (INTC) – SFGate


Intel Most people say you have to chase your passion — not money — to be successful.But for Intel SVP Diane Bryant, it was the exact opposite approach that made her reach her dreams.Bryant runs Intel’s Data Center Group, the fastest growing and most profitable business of the $150 billion chip maker.In the last quarter alone, DCG was responsible for $4.1 billion in revenue. With the PC market shrinking, Intel is largely counting on its data center business to drive its future growth.That puts Bryant in one of the most important positions at Intel. More from Business Insider 11 things about Britain that foreigners get totally wrong How to avoid the curse of ransomware — software that forces you to pay money to unlock your computer The consequences of violating China’s one-child policy were sometimes horrific 3 ways mobile data is changing marketing This ex-Deutsche Bank tech expert quit his job to risk everything on Iran’s coming economic boom But it wasn’t easy for Bryant to get to where she is now. From being homeless at one point to choosing a major she had no clue about, simply because it would lead to a higher paying job, Bryant’s career is one of the most improbable success stories in tech.Homeless in high schoolIn her high school senior year, Bryant was told by her father that she had to leave home. Her father had a strict rule that the moment you turned 18, you’re out on your own.”I was homeless in February of my senior year,” Bryant told Business Insider. “I kind of hopped around, living with various people to get through high school.”Bryant had good grades, but no one in her family had gone to college before. Her family actually expected her to become a hair dresser. But she had bigger dreams and wanted to become financially independent by going to college.Eventually, she went to a local community college because at the time it was free. One day, in Calculus class, she heard something from a classmate that changed the course of her life: that engineering was the highest paying occupation when you only have a bachelor’s degree.“I never thought about being an engineer growing up,” Bryant said. “But at the moment, I thought, ‘I’d better be an engineer,’ because I didn’t want to be in school for more than four years. It’s very expensive and I didn’t have any support.”Strictly because of the money

Source: How this woman went from being homeless to becoming a top Intel exec shows why you have to chase money sometimes (INTC) – SFGate

this pressed: 36 Hours in San Francisco – The New York Times


Don’t blink or you’ll miss the next “new” San Francisco. This is a city that’s reinventing itself with every refresh of your Twitter feed, with cranes rising all over downtown and an army of young tech workers pouring into neighborhoods across the city. In the ’60s, San Francisco was synonymous with the hippie counterculture; in the ’90s, it was the dot-com boom (and eventual bust, in the early 2000s); more recently, it was the ripening of the Bay Area food movement. Now it’s home to such new-establishment icons of the digital economy as Airbnb, Uber and, yes, Twitter. But don’t be fooled by the shiny patina: San Francisco is more than just the physical headquarters of our virtual world. There are some things that haven’t changed, and by themselves, are reason enough to revisit: the mind-boggling views along that glorious waterfront; the Mission’s still-feisty, freaky, welcome-all-comers character; the meandering natural pleasures of Golden Gate Park. Even when classic San Francisco rubs up against new San Francisco, the friction, though at times contentious (Google bus protests, the anti-eviction fight), is also where the community-conscious activist roots of this city are as vital and visible as ever.

Source: 36 Hours in San Francisco – The New York Times

Original Best of Leonard Cohen (1975 compilation)


Original Best of Leonard Cohen (1975 compilation)

Stefan Augustin Doinas: Sentinta (Recitation in Romanian By George-B) – SoundCloud


Listen to Stefan Augustin Doinas: Sentinta (Recitation in Romanian By George-B) by georgebost #np on #SoundCloud

Biserica Sf. NICOLAE, FĂGĂRAŞ, ROMANIA


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Biserica Sf Nicolae, FĂGĂRAŞ, ROMANIA

Pope: Companies and Executive Offices can become places of holiness


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Pope: Companies and executive offices can become places of holiness
2015-10-31 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis addressed 7000 Italian Christian Business Executives in the Paul VI hall on Saturday, telling them that companies can become places of holiness.

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The Christian Union of Italian Business Executives brings together Catholic entrepreneurs who set themselves the goal of being the architects for the development of the common good.

Meeting the executives in the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis told them that their emphasis on Christian formation and training, mainly through the deepening of the social teaching of the Church, was a noble work. He also spoke about the importance of having the right balance between work and family life.

The Pope noted how a company and the executive office of companies can become places of holiness, by the commitment of everyone to build fraternal relations between entrepreneurs, managers and workers, encouraging co-responsibility and collaboration in the common interest.

The Holy Father also noted that the call to be missionaries of the social dimension of the Gospel in the difficult and complex world of labour, economics and business, involved being open and close to diverse situations such as poverty.

Speaking at one point off the cuff, the Pope spoke about women in the workplace and the challenges they can face. Giving one example to applause, he said, “how many times has a women gone to her boss and said I am pregnant and at the end of the month she is let go”.

Pope Francis stressed that increasing the praiseworthy concrete works of sharing and solidarity that the executives support in various parts of Italy, would be a way for them to put into practice the grace of the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy.

The Pope went on to say that it was necessary to direct economic activity in the evangelical sense, that is at the service of the person and the common good. In this perspective, he said “you are called to cooperate in order to grow an entrepreneurial spirit of subsidiarity, to deal with the ethical challenges of the market and, above all the challenge of creating good employment opportunities.”

The Holy Father concluded by urging them to engage together for this purpose telling those gathered that it would bear fruit,” to the extent that the Gospel is alive and present in your hearts, in your mind and in your actions.”

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Turkish election: AKP returns to power with outright majority

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Massenet – Seven Dances from Le Cid performed by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

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Beethoven Piano Sonata 10 G major Barenboim

 

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quotation: “Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost,…” Jerome K. Jerome


Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.

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today’s birthday: Stephen Crane (1871)


Stephen Crane (1871)

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this day in the yesteryear: Seabiscuit Defeats War Admiral in the “Match of the Century” (1938)


Seabiscuit Defeats War Admiral in the “Match of the Century” (1938)

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Synonyms: searching
Usage: His trenchant criticism redirected the debate and gave everyone something new to consider. Discuss.

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Blogger killers claim another
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