Wednesday, March 31, 2010

[socialactionfoundationforequity:2333 Financial Deepening: Call for papers for the India Decade Series

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From: Sameer Kochhar <knowledge@skoch.org>
Subject: Financial Deepening: Call for papers for the India Decade Series
To: avnishjolly@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, 31 March, 2010, 19:23

Dear Fellow Traveller,
The call for India decade is a call for action from all stakeholders in India's growth. Concerted action in this decade alone can help achieve an economic superpower India in the decade to follow. The 23rd Skoch Summit looks at the issues of reaching and sustaining near double-digit growth rates through the prism of financial inclusion, managing inflation, technology infusion, infrastructure development, improved governance and an enabling policy framework.
 
The Summit built around the central theme of "Financial Deepening," provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice. On behalf of the Program Advisory Board, we welcome both academics and practitioners to contribute papers on a wide range of topics and scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research in practice are welcome approaches.The key topics are as follows:

Inclusion

  • 12th National Consultation on Financial Inclusion
  • Financial Access for all: Countdown to March 2012
  • Expanding Inclusion: The Micro-credit, Micro-Insurance and Micro Pension Troika
  • Commodity Trade and Inclusive Growth

Technology

  • Is Cloud Ready for India?
  • The Virtualization Paradigm
  • IT Enabling Regional Rural Banks
  • Pre-Paids and Mobility
  • Risk Management
  • Technology for Financial Inclusion

Governance

  • Goods and Services Tax: Implementation Challenges and Responses
  • Infrastructure Development for Growth with Jobs
  • Urbanization and Improved Civic Services
  • Security and Disaster Management

Policy

  • Financial Stability & Development Council
  • Banking Licenses
  • Monetary Policy & Inflation
  • New PPP Agenda : Low on Process, High on Outcome  

Besides the above contributions can also be made on an "Enabling Policy Framework for Reaching and Sustaining a Near Double Digit Growth."

 
Selected papers from the Summit will also be considered for publication in "Inclusion," a quarterly publication of Skoch Media or any other publication as deemed fit by the organizers.

Skoch Development Foundation is organizing a session titled
"Thinkers and Writers Forum" that provides an opportunity to the authors the present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

All the authors whose final papers are selected for will get a complimentary invitation for attending the Summit. Authors residing in Mumbai region can avail of grant-in-aid of up to INR 2250 to participate and authors from outside Mumbai region can avail of a grant-in-aid of up to INR 6000 as per the registration form.

We also invite you to engage in the interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, explore various exhibits and, most of all, cultivate partnerships for development. For registration, click here.

Paper Submission Details

The Abstract should be 500-600 words and should include the title of the paper with author's full name, address, email and phone number of the author.  Authors are also requested to enclose a recent photo (300 dpi image) and a brief bio of not exceeding 200 words. Incomplete papers will not be accepted.

Abstract Submission: 15th April 2010 (No more than 500 words)
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract:  20th April 2010
Full Paper Submission: 15th May 2010 (3000-3500 words, to be submitted only after Notification of Acceptance)
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Please note that only original papers that have not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors of selected papers accept to grant the copyright of the papers to the Summit organizers for the use of papers or parts thereof in any of Skoch publications.

The author of selected paper must confirm his/her presence through the Summit and that the paper will be presented at the "Thinkers and Writers Forum". At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the Summit for that paper to be scheduled for presentation.

Apart from a review by a distinguished jury,  the paper(s) will also go through a peer review during the Forum. The author(s) may be asked to update the paper(s) and re-submit, if required. This would be followed by final selection of papers to be published in the Compendium.


The best adjudged paper will be rewarded with Best Paper Award of INR 10,000 which will be announced during Skoch Annual Summit scheduled for Feb-Mar 2011 at New Delhi.

With warm regards,

Sameer Kochhar

Skoch Development Foundation

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2330 Geospatial Science and Technology: Projects

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Geospatial Science and Technology: Projects
http://www.rti.org/page.cfm?objectid=0E4CA0BF-F0B7-4E63-AE7803D5D68ECD1C

Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS)

MIDAS is a collaborative network of scientists who lead research in
the use of computational and mathematical models (with an emphasis on
agent-based models) that will prepare the nation to respond to
outbreaks of infectious disease. MIDAS's research mission includes
investigations of the dynamics of emergence and spread of pathogens
and their products; identification and surveillance of infectious
diseases; effectiveness and consequence of intervention strategies;
host/pathogen interactions; and ecological, climatic, and evolutionary
dimensions of infectious disease outbreaks.

As the core informatics group providing computational cycles, data
support, and computer science research, we support the MIDAS mission
providing LINUX cluster computation resources, large-scale geospatial
database design and development, and a variety of research support
including statistical analysis of historical past pandemics to provide
modelers with data, model parameters, and computational resources.
Geospatial data is a key component of the work of MIDAS, and we have
developed large-scale geospatial data resources to support modeling.

Key among the innovative work done on MIDAS has been the development
of a synthesized micro-level national human population database. In
the parlance of agent-based modeling, these micro-level data on
individuals represent the 'agents' that are modeled. In this spatially
explicit database, every individual and family living in a household
is represented. These households and families are tied to realistic
household locations based on census block group data. The resulting
database provides a national data infrastructure for infectious
disease modelers. Because schools and workplaces are important places
where social contact can increase disease transmission, we also
developed innovative methods for assigning these synthesized agents to
schools and to workplaces (based on age characteristics and national
level data on school locations and sizes and national level data on
workplaces and commuting patterns). Modelers can now explicitly model
disease transmission within families, at schools, and at workplaces.

A second key innovation was the development of a synthesize poultry
farm geospatial database. Using many national geospatial databases and
counts of poultry farms (by size and type by county), we developed a
suitability model and located each 'synthesized' farm in a way that
reproduces the like distribution of poultry farms in the U.S. Having
these synthesized, realistic poultry farm locations along with correct
distributions of farm type and farm size provides modelers with a
national dataset on poultry farms that did not previously exist.
Veterinarian modelers use these data to study disease transmission and
potential mitigation strategies in the commercial poultry industry.
Irag Local Governance Project (LGP)
Client
United States Agency for International Development
Description
The Local Governance Program (LGP) is an effort to strengthen
government in Iraq at the local, municipal, and provincial levels.
LGP's goal is to improve governmental management and administration,
provide training and technical assistance on the roles and functions
of government officials and agencies, and support the establishment of
a legal framework for a democratic, representative, and decentralized
government in Iraq.

Geographic Information System (GIS) activities have supported the LGP
in Iraq from the start of the proposal process through the project's
planning and implementation phases. The primary objective was to
support large-scale mapping of the country, develop city-by-city map
resources to help local governments establish baselines for future
municipal planning, provide capacity-building support by consulting on
grant applications for GIS hardware, software, training, and data
collection.

Highlights of the LGP GIS activities included the development of a
national set of 1:100,000 map sheets that provided, to our knowledge,
the first national mapping effort in Iraq since the late 1970's when
the Soviet Union's national cartographic agency produced the last
nationally consistent map series in Iraq.

At a local level, we acquired high-resolution satellite imagery for a
number of the largest cities and created map series and map books that
provided LGP staff in each city with high-quality base mapping
products with which to begin the process of developing city services,
police districts, voting districts, school districts, and many other
geographically based municipal functions.

We performed geospatial analysis to produce an assessment of soil
salinity risks to agriculture. We also used global population data
sources and Iraq-specific infrastructure data to estimate the size of
the population that would be able to hear radio and TV advertisements
containing information about election planning and voting procedures.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2328 India gets its first comic anthology on development

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India gets its first comic anthology on development
http://spicezee.zeenews.com/articles/story57526.htm

Updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 10:44 IST
Akrita Reyar

It may be a tad too late in a country that takes pride in its rich
visual heritage, but finally cartoonist Sharad Sharma has helped marry
the medium with the issue that is at the core of today's India -
development. 'Comics Reporting on Development' is the country's first
comic anthology on development and derives from experiences across the
length and breadth of the country.


The first question that the book's title itself seeks to ask is the
basic: "Whose Development" is it anyway? While in times when
development is often equated with growth figures of the economy, the
anthology takes a different point of view, keeping the common man
firmly at the centre.

The creator Sharad Sharma, who quit his regular job to start World
Comics India, says, "The word development is often used synonymously
with evolution, growth or advancement. Whatever else it may connote,
development is a magic word for politicians, but a rather tricky one
for the common man."

So to seek the apt answers about what development meant to most of
India, Sharad not only trained people as comics' artists, but also
began collecting stories of how they perceived progress and what it
actually meant to them.

"Initially, I had thought that within a couple of months I would be
able to collect all the stories, but it took me four years to do this.
The biggest challenge I faced was of converting these stories into the
visual form," he admits.

The list of contributors is admirable considering that each comes from
a different state and region, and thus brings with him/her a unique
experience or story. For example, there is Lakhindra Nayak, a lawyer
from a small town in Jharkhand, who tells the cartoonist about
displacement of tribals, while Suresh Jaipal from Rajasthan reveals
the reality of Dalit persecution. There is Tawna from Mizoram talking
about AIDS, a major concern in his state, and Danis D'souza from Goa,
who puts the focus on the adverse impact of tourism on his scenic
state.

The book neither claims to be didactic nor politically correct, as it
makes no attempt to balance different points of views. Like in the
case of Tania Andrabi, who gives voice to the struggles in Kashmir,
but only projects one side of the picture by sketching Army excesses.
There is complete silence on the role of the militants in the state.
Even when it comes to progress, in terms of setting up of factories or
dams, clearly the activist or the anti voice is most shrill.

Champalal Kushvaha of Madhya Pradesh raises pertinent questions on
modern modes of agriculture and whether they really help the debt-
ridden farmer. There are dozens of small and big stories on subjects
like the state of fishermen in Assam to the Singur tussle or effects
of Uranium mining in Jaduguda. Then there are also other tales related
by cartoonist contributors from Orissa, Chhattigarh, Bihar and
national capital Delhi.

The idea has largely been to highlight close home realities and put
the spotlight on issues that remain largely ignored by the mainstream
media. "How can we sleep, when 50 people die of hunger, and continue
to talk about 9% growth?" asks Sharad, summing up what he wishes the
project to mean.

The book thus showcases real life occurrences in the form of small
stories drawn into comics.

The painstaking task of training ordinary people how to sketch has had
a many-fold positive effect. It not only infused them with a sense of
liberation, considering that no one was really paying attention to
their lives, it also gave them a feeling of independence, importance
and a creative vent. Besides, sketching does not necessarily require
people to be literate.

Cartooning societies and movements have now cropped up in small
communities and villages, where people create their own comic posters
and put them up, say, where the panchayats meet.

"World Comics gave a voice to the common people, who in turn
beautifully presented their understanding of development through
humour, wit and satire in these comics. This is a unique anthology in
the sense that these comics are not drawn by professional artists, but
social activists and students from the fields of mass communication
and social work," adds Sharad, with a great sense of satisfaction.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2331 Global Health Act Introduced: Call for Organizational Endorsements

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From: Kimberly Whipkey <change@genderhealth.org>
Subject: Global Health Act Introduced: Call for Organizational Endorsements
To: avnishjolly@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, 31 March, 2010, 23:44

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Dear Avnish,

Last week Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the Global HEALTH Act (H.R. 4933), legislation that promotes a framework for sustainable and effective U.S. global health programs. In welcome news for the health and rights of women, several provisions in this bill strengthen support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights. Among many things, the Global HEALTH Act:

  • Brings together a wide range of issues including HIV and AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health, TB, Malaria, and neglected tropical diseases;
  • Seeks to ensure access to a comprehensive package of primary health services that includes reproductive health services. Specifically, it promotes achieving universal access to reproductive health by 2015;
  • Addresses broken health systems by assisting countries in developing well-functioning health infrastructure that can deliver life-saving health services, and;
  • Trains and expands health workforces, especially indigenous health workforces, through the establishment of the Global Health Workforce Initiative. 

The Global HEALTH Act will help put into practice some of the principles of the President's Global Health Initiative, including country ownership, a woman- and girl-centered approach, and strategic coordination and integration. For more information on the Global HEALTH Act, please view the bill here.

Take Action Today: Support the Global HEALTH Act

We hope you will join organizations across the world in voicing support for the Global HEALTH Act. Please consider adding your organization's name to a statement supporting the bill, which can be viewed here

Please email Deepika Allana (dallana@genderhealth.org), Senior Public Policy Associate at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), by April 6, 2010, to affirm your organization's sign-on to the letter.  Please provide both your organization's name and country.

Thank you for your support! Please do not hesitate to contact CHANGE with any questions or for more information.

In solidarity,

Kim

Kimberly Whipkey
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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2332 Assam ensures right to health

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Assam ensures right to health
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100401/jsp/frontpage/story_12289669.jsp

A STAFF REPORTER

Sarma: Heart of the matter
Guwahati, March 31: Assam today became the first state in the country
to enact a legislation that seeks to ensure right to health for every
citizen.

The Assam Public Health Bill, 2010, which was unanimously passed in
the Assembly today, makes it mandatory for all hospitals, both
government and private, including nursing homes to provide free health
care services, maintaining appropriate protocol of treatment, for the
first 24 hours to an emergency patient.

During the discussion of the bill, the government also announced free
surgery for children with holes in their hearts.

Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the children would be flown
to Bangalore where they would be operated on at the Narayana
Hrudayalaya Hospital and then flown back home after the treatment.

The state government will bear the entire expense of the surgery, he
said.

The scheme is likely to take effect from April.

The state government will incur an expenditure of nearly Rs 2.5 lakh
on the treatment of each child.

Sarma informed the House that the government has also decided to
provide a one-time grant of Rs 1 lakh to patients requiring kidney
transplants and make cochlear implant free for children born with
hearing deficiencies.

He said from mid-April, the government would pay Rs 100 per day to
patients admitted to the medical colleges and Rs 70 per day to those
admitted to the civil hospitals and first referral units in the state
to buy medicines that are unavailable at the hospitals.

The minister said in case of poor patients like daily wage earners and
rickshaw-pullers, the government would pay a sum of money after their
release from hospital to sustain themselves during the period when
they are advised bedrest by the doctor.

The government will also set up 50 model hospitals in the state, which
will also have parks, schools and residential quarters for doctors and
staff, he said.

Since the start of the Tarun Gogoi government's second term in 2006,
it has launched various schemes with an aim to make healthcare
facilities affordable for all sections of the people. Schemes like
providing free cancer drugs and chemotherapy and free coronary artery
bypass grafting launched by the government have won accolades from
various quarters.

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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2329 Inequitable development

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Inequitable development
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/columnists/tina-edwin/Inequitable-development/articleshow/5749202.cms

1 Apr 2010,Tina Edwin,ET Bureau

The tragedy about data collection in India is that by the time primary
data is converted into useable information, it may be too late to aid

policy intervention. This is true of data collected by not just
government agencies such as the National Sample Survey Organisation
but also think tanks such as National Council for Applied Economic
Research (NCAER).

One of the criticisms of Human Development in India: Challenges for a
Society in Transition — a report put together by NCAER and Institute
of Maryland, US — is that it is based on data collected in 2004-05,
and it does not capture the impact of the changes of the past few
years when the economy grew at more than 8% on an average every year.

That, however, should not mean that the report should be dismissed. It
brings out various dimensions of human development to understand
social inequalities, based on survey of 41,554 households in 1,503
villages and 971 urban blocks across 33 states and Union territories.
Many of its findings are an eye-opener, while some others a
reaffirmation of conclusion of other independent studies.

Consider social inequities and income disparity. Conventional belief
holds that growth has percolated to the lowest denominator. But this
was not so, at least five years ago, when the survey was conducted.
The disadvantaged continued to suffer. This was seen in the
disparities based on caste, ethnicity and religion. It was found that
Dalits and adivasis continued to be at the bottom of most indicators
of well being, Muslims and other backward classes (OBCs) in the
middle, and forward caste Hindus and other minority religions at the
top.

Indicators used to measure development were household incomes and
poverty rates, land ownership and agriculture incomes, health and
education. In terms of household incomes, adivasis and Dalits were the
worst off with annual incomes of Rs 20,000 and Rs 22,800 respectively.
OBCs and Muslim households were slightly better off, while forward
castes and other minorities (Jains, Sikhs and Christians) had median
incomes of Rs 48,000 and Rs 52,000, respectively.

Disparities between social groups can be attributed mostly to
historical reasons, as also to difference in access to livelihood.
Salaried jobs traditionally pay better than casual labour or farming.
But permanent jobs elude the disadvantaged classes for reasons ranging
from living in rural areas, lower education and fewer connections for
job search.

Affirmative actions such as reservation in colleges have not helped
the disadvantaged to join the mainstream due to inequities at the
primary school level.

So, it is not surprising that forward castes dominate salaried jobs.
The report illustrates this: more than three out of 10 men from
forward caste and minority religions (other than Muslims) have
salaried jobs against about two out of 10 Muslims, OBCs and Dalit men.
The disadvantages classes — Dalits, adivasis and Muslims — have fewer
social network ties, and this gets translated into lower access to
education and jobs.

Efforts at inclusive growth had not really paid off, seen from the
continuing regional and gender inequalities. Women earned less than
men for the same job, and the inequality was more accentuated in rural
areas. For instance, a woman in rural areas earned 54 paise for every
rupee earned by a man and in urban areas, a woman earned 68 paise.

Many indicators would have improved by now, particularly as GDP and
per-capita income have almost doubled since the survey. But disparity
is unlikely to have narrowed much. Policymakers could draw inference
from the findings to improve targeting of programmes aimed at
inclusive growth.

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rec.bicycles.racing - 25 new messages in 6 topics - digest

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Today's topics:

* Ghent Wevelgem - 15 messages, 7 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/a9dee3db9b1564a6?hl=en
* WTF, LIVEDRUNK edition - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/295e4cf4336fce6b?hl=en
* maybe this will stop the doping - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/9066819339013dd1?hl=en
* nice fucking lid - 3 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/143c3c9d1b62b9df?hl=en
* Sports headline you know isn't about LANCE - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/888cd7bcca845da5?hl=en
* Liz Hatch not selected again for World Cup race - 2 messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/b7fb5037a11ff242?hl=en

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TOPIC: Ghent Wevelgem
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.bicycles.racing/t/a9dee3db9b1564a6?hl=en
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== 1 of 15 ==
Date: Tues, Mar 30 2010 10:32 pm
From: Scott


On Mar 30, 11:28 pm, "Fred K. Gringioni" <kgringi...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Dumbasses -
>
> I thought it was supposed to be during the week between Flanders and
> Paris-Roubaix.
>
> When did they move it?
>
> thanks,
>
> Fred. presented by Gringioni.

This year.


== 2 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 12:22 am
From: Fredmaster of Brainerd


On Mar 30, 10:32 pm, Scott <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 30, 11:28 pm, "Fred K. Gringioni" <kgringi...@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Dumbasses -
>
> > I thought it was supposed to be during the week between Flanders and
> > Paris-Roubaix.
>
> > When did they move it?
>
> > thanks,
>
> > Fred. presented by Gringioni.
>
> This year.

No wonder Hincapie mistimed the sprint.


== 3 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 6:46 am
From: Scott


On Mar 31, 1:22 am, Fredmaster of Brainerd <bjwei...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 30, 10:32 pm, Scott <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mar 30, 11:28 pm, "Fred K. Gringioni" <kgringi...@hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> > > Dumbasses -
>
> > > I thought it was supposed to be during the week between Flanders and
> > > Paris-Roubaix.
>
> > > When did they move it?
>
> > > thanks,
>
> > > Fred. presented by Gringioni.
>
> > This year.
>
> No wonder Hincapie mistimed the sprint.

It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout. He
just got confused as to which team he rides for now. At least his
teammate won.


== 4 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 7:11 am
From: Fred Flintstein


Scott wrote:
> It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout. He
> just got confused as to which team he rides for now. At least his
> teammate won.

Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
out that is.

Fred Flintstein


== 5 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 7:27 am
From: Scott


On Mar 31, 8:11 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
wrote:
> Scott wrote:
> > It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout.  He
> > just got confused as to which team he rides for now.  At least his
> > teammate won.
>
> Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
> Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
> a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
> out that is.
>
> Fred Flintstein

I think that is a very likely scenario, but it could also be just one
guy, who knew he couldn't win himself, helping out an old friend.
There may be no quid pro quo at all.


== 6 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 8:47 am
From: Magilla Gorilla


Scott wrote:

> On Mar 31, 8:11 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> wrote:
> > Scott wrote:
> > > It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout.  He
> > > just got confused as to which team he rides for now.  At least his
> > > teammate won.
> >
> > Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
> > Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
> > a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
> > out that is.
> >
> > Fred Flintstein
>
> I think that is a very likely scenario, but it could also be just one
> guy, who knew he couldn't win himself, helping out an old friend.
> There may be no quid pro quo at all.

You two cocksuckers need to shut up. Hincapie wasn't giving a leadout to
an 'old friend.' he was trying to win the fucking race himself and felt
he could best do that with a longer sprint. You people just make up
these things in your own mind.

Thanks,

Magilla

== 7 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 10:04 am
From: Scott


On Mar 31, 9:47 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> Scott wrote:
> > On Mar 31, 8:11 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> > wrote:
> > > Scott wrote:
> > > > It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout.  He
> > > > just got confused as to which team he rides for now.  At least his
> > > > teammate won.
>
> > > Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
> > > Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
> > > a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
> > > out that is.
>
> > > Fred Flintstein
>
> > I think that is a very likely scenario, but it could also be just one
> > guy, who knew he couldn't win himself, helping out an old friend.
> > There may be no quid pro quo at all.
>
> You two cocksuckers need to shut up.  Hincapie wasn't giving a leadout to
> an 'old friend.'  he was trying to win the fucking race himself and felt
> he could best do that with a longer sprint.   You people just make up
> these things in your own mind.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Magilla

I guess you're right. Stuff like we described above never happens in
cycling. What the hell were we thinking???


== 8 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 11:26 am
From: Amit Ghosh


On Mar 31, 11:47 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org>
wrote:

> You two cocksuckers need to shut up.  Hincapie wasn't giving a leadout to
> an 'old friend.'  he was trying to win the fucking race himself and felt
> he could best do that with a longer sprint.   You people just make up
> these things in your own mind

what ? you don't believe that hincapie would lead out eisel in
exchange for a powergel ?


== 9 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 11:59 am
From: Magilla Gorilla


Scott wrote:

> On Mar 31, 9:47 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> > Scott wrote:
> > > On Mar 31, 8:11 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> > > wrote:
> > > > Scott wrote:
> > > > > It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout.  He
> > > > > just got confused as to which team he rides for now.  At least his
> > > > > teammate won.
> >
> > > > Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
> > > > Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
> > > > a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
> > > > out that is.
> >
> > > > Fred Flintstein
> >
> > > I think that is a very likely scenario, but it could also be just one
> > > guy, who knew he couldn't win himself, helping out an old friend.
> > > There may be no quid pro quo at all.
> >
> > You two cocksuckers need to shut up.  Hincapie wasn't giving a leadout to
> > an 'old friend.'  he was trying to win the fucking race himself and felt
> > he could best do that with a longer sprint.   You people just make up
> > these things in your own mind.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Magilla
>
> I guess you're right. Stuff like we described above never happens in
> cycling. What the hell were we thinking???

Stop acting like an idiot. Pros don't make it to the final 500 meters of a
Pro Tour race and then decide on the spur of the moment they're gonna leadout
an "old friend" who just so happens to be on a different team.

When you watch a football game and a guy catches a touchdown pass, do you say,
"Oh the defensive end gave the wide receiver that catch because they were 'old
friends' who use to be on the same team?"

Stop acting like a jackass.


Magilla

== 10 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 12:48 pm
From: Scott


On Mar 31, 12:59 pm, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org>
wrote:
> Scott wrote:
> > On Mar 31, 9:47 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> > > Scott wrote:
> > > > On Mar 31, 8:11 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > Scott wrote:
> > > > > > It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout.  He
> > > > > > just got confused as to which team he rides for now.  At least his
> > > > > > teammate won.
>
> > > > > Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
> > > > > Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
> > > > > a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
> > > > > out that is.
>
> > > > > Fred Flintstein
>
> > > > I think that is a very likely scenario, but it could also be just one
> > > > guy, who knew he couldn't win himself, helping out an old friend.
> > > > There may be no quid pro quo at all.
>
> > > You two cocksuckers need to shut up.  Hincapie wasn't giving a leadout to
> > > an 'old friend.'  he was trying to win the fucking race himself and felt
> > > he could best do that with a longer sprint.   You people just make up
> > > these things in your own mind.
>
> > > Thanks,
>
> > > Magilla
>
> > I guess you're right.  Stuff like we described above never happens in
> > cycling.  What the hell were we thinking???
>
> Stop acting like an idiot.  Pros don't make it to the final 500 meters of a
> Pro Tour race and then decide on the spur of the moment they're gonna leadout
> an "old friend" who just so happens to be on a different team.
>
> When you watch a football game and a guy catches a touchdown pass, do you say,
> "Oh the defensive end gave the wide receiver that catch because they were 'old
> friends' who use to be on the same team?"
>
> Stop acting like a jackass.
>
> Magilla

What makes you think the decision was made on the spur of the moment?


== 11 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 1:15 pm
From: Magilla Gorilla


Scott wrote:

> On Mar 31, 12:59 pm, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org>
> wrote:
> > Scott wrote:
> > > On Mar 31, 9:47 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> > > > Scott wrote:
> > > > > On Mar 31, 8:11 am, Fred Flintstein <bob.schwa...@sbcREMOVEglobal.net>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > Scott wrote:
> > > > > > > It wasn't a mistimed sprint, it was a perfectly timed leadout.  He
> > > > > > > just got confused as to which team he rides for now.  At least his
> > > > > > > teammate won.
> >
> > > > > > Sometimes your prize is a favor that you can call in later.
> > > > > > Since he wasn't going to win the sprint that may have been
> > > > > > a reasonable alternative. Assuming he wasn't paid to lead
> > > > > > out that is.
> >
> > > > > > Fred Flintstein
> >
> > > > > I think that is a very likely scenario, but it could also be just one
> > > > > guy, who knew he couldn't win himself, helping out an old friend.
> > > > > There may be no quid pro quo at all.
> >
> > > > You two cocksuckers need to shut up.  Hincapie wasn't giving a leadout to
> > > > an 'old friend.'  he was trying to win the fucking race himself and felt
> > > > he could best do that with a longer sprint.   You people just make up
> > > > these things in your own mind.
> >
> > > > Thanks,
> >
> > > > Magilla
> >
> > > I guess you're right.  Stuff like we described above never happens in
> > > cycling.  What the hell were we thinking???
> >
> > Stop acting like an idiot.  Pros don't make it to the final 500 meters of a
> > Pro Tour race and then decide on the spur of the moment they're gonna leadout
> > an "old friend" who just so happens to be on a different team.
> >
> > When you watch a football game and a guy catches a touchdown pass, do you say,
> > "Oh the defensive end gave the wide receiver that catch because they were 'old
> > friends' who use to be on the same team?"
> >
> > Stop acting like a jackass.
> >
> > Magilla
>
> What makes you think the decision was made on the spur of the moment?

I told you tot stop acting like a jackass, didn't I? Now you're telling me that
Hincrapie came up with this plan the day before the fucking race or something.
Unless you can link to a quote from Hincrapie that says this, on what basis do you
think you can just make up stuff like this? What do you think Stapler Scissorhands
would say about his rider throwing a race for a 'friend?'

Why not just say Hincrapie threw the race because he was betting $100,000 on the
guy who won through Mr., Bookmaker?

Magilla

== 12 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 1:31 pm
From: Betty Munro


Amit Ghosh wrote:
> what ? you don't believe that hincapie would lead out eisel in
> exchange for a powergel ?

Maybe it was a powergel from the blue cooler box.


== 13 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 1:44 pm
From: "Tom Kunich"


"Magilla Gorilla" <m.gorilla@sandiegozoo.org> wrote in message
news:4BB3AD56.7FA1DED1@sandiegozoo.org...
> Scott wrote:
>> What makes you think the decision was made on the spur of the moment?
>
> I told you tot stop acting like a jackass, didn't I? Now you're telling
> me that
> Hincrapie came up with this plan the day before the fucking race or
> something.
> Unless you can link to a quote from Hincrapie that says this, on what
> basis do you
> think you can just make up stuff like this? What do you think Stapler
> Scissorhands
> would say about his rider throwing a race for a 'friend?'
>
> Why not just say Hincrapie threw the race because he was betting $100,000
> on the
> guy who won through Mr., Bookmaker?

??? Is Scott's answer somehow totally beyond your understanding? Did you
ever race?

== 14 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 2:21 pm
From: Fred Flintstein


Magilla Gorilla wrote:
> I told you tot stop acting like a jackass, didn't I? Now you're telling me that
> Hincrapie came up with this plan the day before the fucking race or something.
> Unless you can link to a quote from Hincrapie that says this, on what basis do you
> think you can just make up stuff like this? What do you think Stapler Scissorhands
> would say about his rider throwing a race for a 'friend?'

Assclown,

GEORGE doesn't ride for Stapler.

Your argument requires that GEORGE thought he had a chance to win
the race. That seems unlikely. But we both know that.

Fred Flintstein


== 15 of 15 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 3:18 pm
From: Magilla Gorilla


Fred Flintstein wrote:

> Magilla Gorilla wrote:
> > I told you tot stop acting like a jackass, didn't I? Now you're telling me that
> > Hincrapie came up with this plan the day before the fucking race or something.
> > Unless you can link to a quote from Hincrapie that says this, on what basis do you
> > think you can just make up stuff like this? What do you think Stapler Scissorhands
> > would say about his rider throwing a race for a 'friend?'
>
> Assclown,
>
> GEORGE doesn't ride for Stapler.
>
> Your argument requires that GEORGE thought he had a chance to win
> the race. That seems unlikely. But we both know that.
>
> Fred Flintstein

Right Och, whatever. The winner is on a different team than Georgio. That's the only
thing that matters. Do you think pros throw big races for their 'friends? '

Magilla


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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 6:27 am
From: Fred Flintstein


Ryan Cousineau wrote:
> http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,686305,00.html
>
> It's a light ale. LIVEDRUNK is only a little interested.

This: http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-73328-galleryV9-pkep.jpg

Reminds me of Sean Kelly.

Fred Flintstein


== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 7:23 am
From: curtis@the-md-russells.org


On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:42:16 -0700 (PDT), Ryan Cousineau
<rcousine@gmail.com> wrote:

>http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,686305,00.html
>
>It's a light ale. LIVEDRUNK is only a little interested.

Actually, we're more interested in this from the article, although I'm
guessing it has more to do with 'title' or something.

"Tittelconsulting, a marketing agency..."

Curtis L. Russell
Odenton, MD (USA)
Just someone on two wheels...

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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 8:09 am
From: "Fred K. Gringioni"

"Scott" <hendricks_scott@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c7235eaa-4baf-47ef-bea4-482938d259c9@f9g2000pre.googlegroups.com...

>
> The IRS probably doesn't see it that way. There is nothing about the
> contract between a rider and the team that even remotely resembles
> what's required for 'contractor' status. I would be very surprised if
> US pros aren't considered employees by the IRS.

Dumbass -

Magilla is right.

thanks,

Fred. presented by Gringioni.

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 10:06 am
From: Scott


On Mar 31, 9:09 am, "Fred K. Gringioni" <kgringi...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> "Scott" <hendricks_sc...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:c7235eaa-4baf-47ef-bea4-482938d259c9@f9g2000pre.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > The IRS probably doesn't see it that way.  There is nothing about the
> > contract between a rider and the team that even remotely resembles
> > what's required for 'contractor' status.  I would be very surprised if
> > US pros aren't considered employees by the IRS.
>
> Dumbass -
>
> Magilla is right.
>
> thanks,
>
> Fred. presented by Gringioni.

That must have really hurt to type that!

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== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 8:44 am
From: Magilla Gorilla


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sky-to-let-riders-decide-on-tour-de-france-squad

== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 10:05 am
From: Scott


On Mar 31, 9:44 am, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sky-to-let-riders-decide-on-tour...

Well, he is British, after all. Cut him some slack.


== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 4:36 pm
From: Jason Spaceman


Still sporting his Paul Weller do I see. He must be a fan of dad rock.


J. Spaceman

Magilla Gorilla wrote:

> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sky-to-let-riders-decide-on-tour-de-
france-squad


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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 12:37 pm
From: "Robert Fred"


"Twins player hits mom with foul ball."


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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 3:16 pm
From: Magilla Gorilla


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/womens-tour-of-flanders-start-list

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Mar 31 2010 4:01 pm
From: TheCoz


On Mar 31, 4:16 pm, Magilla Gorilla <m.gori...@sandiegozoo.org> wrote:
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/womens-tour-of-flanders-start-list

Is her fat ass still laid up in bed, licking her wounds?
Coz


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Spread across 35 States and Union Territories, the census would cover
640 districts, 5,767 tehsils, 7,742 towns and more than 600,000
villages

Published on 03/31/2010

New Delhi: India will begin from April 1, the process to count its
estimated 1.2 billion population and create a data base of each
citizen. President Pratibha Patil will be the first citizen of India
to be listed, followed by Vice President Hamid Ansari.

The headcount, which Home Minister P Chidambaram has described as "the
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The exercise will be undertaken in two phases, Home Secretary GK
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Giving details about the two-phased process, Pillai told a news
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The operation will be conducted over a period of 45 days in each state
and Union Territory. The details required for creating the NPR will be
canvassed during the first phase.

The second phase, called the population enumeration, will be conducted
simultaneously all over the country from Feb 9 to 28, 2011, he said.

The census, described as the largest administrative exercise in the
country, has increased its scope and magnitude manifold with the added
task of preparing the NPR
"Never before have we tried an exercise of this scale. In fact,
nowhere in the world has a government tried to count, identify and
issue identity cards to more than a billion people. This is the
biggest exercise, I believe since humankind came into existence," Home
Minister P Chidambaram said in a statement.

Spread across 35 states and Union Territories, the census would cover
640 districts, 5,767 tehsils, 7,742 towns and more than 600,000
villages.

"More than 24 crore households will be visited and 1.2 billion people
enumerated during this exercise. To carry out this massive exercise
more than 2.5 million people will be engaged," Pillai said.

Around 12,000 metric tonnes of paper will be utilised for printing 64
crore census forms and 50 lakh instruction manuals.

The census forms are printed in 16 languages and the instruction
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It will enable US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to analyse the
massive amounts of data flowing through its networks in real time

Published on 03/31/2010

Washington: IBM and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are
working together for designing and building a prototype security
system capable of scaling to accommodate the FAA's high-speed
networks.

The project will introduce security analytics technologies and
entirely new approaches to protecting large digital and physical
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cyber attacks.

The prototype system will go beyond traditional security approaches of
encryption, firewalls, intrusion-detection devices and anti-virus
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Not only will the flexible model be designed to look retrospectively
at event occurrences and system compromises, it will be able to
correlate historical traffic patterns with dynamic data from monitors,
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and user activity in real time.

This advanced technology will enable FAA to continually analyze the
massive amounts of data flowing through its networks in real time and
get fast and accurate insights about possible threats and system
compromises.

In the design, customized executive-level dashboards will be used to
deliver up-to-the-second information on the security posture of the
FAA networks. These dashboards will give FAA officials visual
representations of network workloads, tickets for found malware, and
historical trends to facilitate decision making and early action in
the event of network anomalies suggesting a possible attack.

The pilot project is part of IBM's First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) program,
which engages scientists from IBM Research with clients to explore and
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[socialactionfoundationforequity:2325 Save paper, environment, optimise printing: Govt

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India's Agriculture Ministry has issued circular asking officials to
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Published on 03/31/2010

By TG Biju

New Delhi: Indian bureaucracy, slow to change, finally seems to be
waking up to the concerns of the environment and the costs of
unthinking wastage of paper and other precious office resources.

A circular issued by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
(DAC), an important wing of the Agriculture Ministry, speaks about the
spiralling environmental cost of using paper and the optimisation of
printing costs in offices.

"You may like to pause and ponder on the following two issues," says
the first sentence of the circular issued to all divisional heads and
special and additional secretaries in DAC.

The circular issued by Sanjeev Gupta, Joint Secretary (IT, Extension
and Policy), pointed out the environmental cost of using paper in DAC
in a year.

"More than 15,000 reams of 70 GSM paper have been procured this year
for the DAC offices located in Krishi Bhawan. Assuming that pine trees
with a height of 15 metres and an average diameter of 30 centimetres
were used to create pulp for manufacturing paper being procured in
DAC, it requires felling of about 110 such trees every year!" says the
circular.

"This number will be much higher if all subordinate and attached
offices and note sheets are also included," it says.
"We can definitely bring down the number of trees being cut on account
of paper used in the DAC and subordinate offices. This can be done by
sending emails or sharing folders (in a password protected manner)
over the Local Area Network in DAC," Gupta said in the circular issued
on March 19.

"Once you start getting used to electronic forms of documents, you
will find it extremely convenient and efficient," Gupta reminded
fellow officials.

The circular also suggests what can be done to optimise printing
costs.

"The laser printers available in DAC so far have a cost of printing
(A4 size with five per cent coverage) of up to Rs 1.80 per page in
draft mode."

The suggestion to reduce cost includes use of PDF versions of
documents and saving the same on computer and digital photocopiers
which has a lower cost of printing (about 0.35 paisa per page).

The IT division has also procured some duplex printers with an average
cost of Rs 0.86 per page in draft mode.

"These printers should be used as far as possible."

"This circular should have ideally been emailed instead of printing it
but then it has to be ensured that everyone reads it and saves more
paper and toner in the future," the circular says.

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India unifies FDI policies into single document
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It is aimed at enhancing clarity and predictability of India's foreign
direct investment policy to foreign investors

Published on 03/31/2010

New Delhi: India unveiled a comprehensive policy document that
consolidates all policies on foreign direct investment (FDI),
including as many as 178 press notes issued from time to time, in a
bid to simplify procedures.

Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma unveiled the document at a
press conference here and said it will be updated every six months,
with the help of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and
Industry (FICCI), reports IANS.

"The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will ensure
the changes are incorporated every six months," Sharma said, adding
the industry lobby will also help and assist foreign investors who
intend to invest in India.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had promised such a document during
his budget speech, saying all prior rules, regulations and guidelines
on foreign investment would be consolidated so that there is complete
transparency on the matter.

"This would enhance clarity and predictability of our foreign direct
investment policy to foreign investors," the Finance Minister had
said.

Thus far, foreign direct investment into India was administered
primarily through a series of press notes, rules and guidelines issued
over the years and some of its clauses had even led to disputes
because of inconsistencies and vagueness.

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