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US Lacrosse “Molloy” Basic Starter Pack
- The “Scooter” S/S Poly Shirt (S-3X)
- Richardson adjustable hat
- Fox 40 whistle with finger grip
- Plastic scorecard
- Hex wood pencil with eraser
- Two USA Flags ‘N Bags poly flags
Special Price: $75.00
US Lacrosse “Snaidog” Enhanced Starter Pack
Enhanced Package includes:
- The “Scooter” S/S Poly Shirt (S-3X)
- Richardson adjustable hat
- Fox 40 whistle with finger grip
- American flag patch
- NCAA/NFHS laminated stick check scorecard
- Hex wood pencil with eraser
- Choice of Gold or Black ball penalty flags (pair)
Special Price: $85.00
Add Patch Sewing Option for $10:
US Lacrosse ‘Stro’ Elite Starter Pack
Everything you need to look the part on the field! This is a great package where the savings will keep you looking right.
- The “Scooter” Short Sleeve Poly Shirt (S-3X)
- Richardson Flex-fit Hat (S-M is 7-71/4; L-XL is 7 3/8-7 5/8)
- Fox 40 Finger Whistle with finger grip
- American flag and US Lacrosse patches
- NCAA/NFHS laminated stick check scorecard
- Bullet pencil with eraser
- Choice of two classic silk Gold or Black ball penalty flags
- Zebrawear Tape Measure
Add Patches Sewing Option for $15:
S.Korea warns against lax distancing as daily COVID-19 count hits one-month high
Commuters cross a zebra crossing, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday warned against the loosening enforcement of social distancing rules after the number of new coronavirus cases hit the highest levels in nearly 40 days.
The government relaxed distancing curbs on Saturday to take effect starting this week, after getting on top of a third wave of COVID-19 outbreaks that peaked at around 1,200 daily cases in late December.
But the numbers shot back up in just three days, topping 600 for the first time in 39 days on Tuesday, after a ban on nighttime entertainment facilities was lifted and a restaurant curfew extended by one hour to 10 p.m.
Chung said there were signs of lax discipline, singling out nightclubs opening at 5 a.m. and people partying at a hotel after the curfew.
“We’ve eased distancing to help small business owners maintain their livelihoods, not to keep a slack rein on the virus,” he told a televised meeting.
“The third wave is not over, and some experts are even warning about a potential fourth wave in March or April … now is never the time to loosen up.”
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 621 cases as of Tuesday midnight, from in the 300-400s in the previous few days as testing increased following last week’s Lunar New Year holidays.
Authorities are on high alert as more cluster infections could emerge due to the holidays, during which millions of Koreans travelled across the country to visit relatives or tourist sites.
South Korea’s total infections grew to 84,946 cases, with 1,538 deaths.
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The Best Blinds for Your Home’s Windows
Blinds add convenience and comfort to your home. The best blinds can control light, add privacy, improve your sleep, and lower your home’s energy usage by adding a layer of insulation in front of a drafty window. Some will even work with a smart home system, allowing you to adjust them with a touch on a screen.
This guide will help you choose the best blinds for your home, based on factors like style, sunlight-blocking capability, safety, and convenience.
- BEST OVERALL: US Window And Floor 2″ Faux Wood Cordless Blinds
- RUNNER-UP: ShadesU Zebra Dual Layer Roller Sheer Shades
- BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Bali Blinds 1” Vinyl Cordless Blind
- UPGRADE PICK: Achim Home Furnishings Top-Down Pleated Shade
- SMART PICK: Yoolax Motorized Blinds with Remote Control
- BEST SHEER: CHICOLOGY Cordless Roller Shades
- BEST BLACKOUT: SBARTAR Cordless Cellular Blackout Shades
- BEST FOR SLIDING DOOR: GoDear Design Deluxe Sliding Panel Blind
Types of Blinds
There are many types of blinds you can use to dress up your windows’ style, add privacy, and keep your rooms more comfortable by providing some thermal insulation. Each type has some advantages, so learn about the options before you choose the best window blinds for you.
Venetian blinds are the old standby, traditionally having horizontal slats, pull cords, and twistable wands to adjust the amount of light they let into the room. They have been updated and improved, and today’s Venetian blinds are made of higher-end materials and have better designs. Slats are made of wood, vinyl, and even aluminum, making them more attractive and durable. They also feature cordless designs, allowing you to adjust their height by simply lifting or pulling the bottom of the shade. They come in many colors and are easy to adjust, allowing you to choose your privacy level.
Most Venetian blinds don’t add much insulation value to your windows, and they seldom have blackout-level light control. They’re the most affordable option for blinds, costing far less than most other styles. They’re the best blinds if you’re on a budget.
Roman blinds can do a lot for your room’s style and design. These blinds are typically fabric, and they fold onto themselves as you open them. They come in a variety of colors and cloths.
Roman blinds do an excellent job of blocking out sunlight and even add some insulation benefits. Since these blinds are fabric, many manufacturers add a lining to them. These blinds can reduce temperature variance in a room if they fit tightly in the window frame—a desirable feature in places with hot summers or cold winters.
Depending on the material and lining you choose, Roman shades can be expensive; however, they can give your room a pop of design.
Mostly used on sliding patio doors, vertical blinds use long slats that twist to filter light and slide to the side to open. These blinds are notoriously finicky and can be a hassle if you have children or dogs. Twist too far or open them the wrong way, the mechanisms that make them move will break.
There are updated versions of the old vertical blinds with wide, sliding fabric panels that are less likely to break. The main disadvantage of these blinds is they don’t adjust for light: They’re either open or closed. They’re more durable than the old-school vertical blinds, though.
Pleated blinds have accordion-shaped faces that fold on top of one another when you lift them. They come in two main varieties: standard pleated and a honeycomb/cellular design. Both are good options for most windows, but each has advantages over the other.
- Standard pleated blinds come in a wide range of colors and patterns and tend to be less expensive than honeycomb style.
- Honeycomb blinds trap air between two to three layers of fabric, adding an additional barrier between your temperature-controlled spaces and the window and increasing energy efficiency. They’re also much better at blocking sunlight than the standard option.
Honeycomb blinds have cords, but they’re routed between the fabric layers where pets and kids can’t get at them, while standard pleated blinds expose the cord at every other pleat.
If the term “roller blinds” brings to mind cheap plastic sheets that don’t roll up when they should, push that thought aside. Roller blinds have come a long way.
Now you can get them in a variety of fabrics and colors, and patterns. Their light-blocking capabilities depend on the fabric you choose, but some are incredibly efficient at blocking the sun. The trade-off: They are not adjustable for light or privacy beyond just raising or lowering them, so you can’t be very precise with light control. They can be one of the more expensive types of blinds, but the decorative touch they bring to a room makes the investment serve a double purpose.
If you have a tech-savvy smart home, you can set up blinds to work with your digital voice assistant. Through Bluetooth or WiFi, you can adjust your blinds’ height and slat angles for the perfect amount of light—and you don’t even have to be home to do it!
These blinds install like any other, with the addition of a WiFi-controlled motor in the top bar. You can then set up the motor to work with a mobile app on your smart device or a virtual assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant, which allows you to control them with your voice. Smart blinds can then be programmed to open and close on a schedule—making them the best blinds for maximizing security and privacy.
Most smart blinds are roller style, but you can also find them in Venetian or hybrid styles.
Automatic blinds are similar to smart blinds, except they don’t tie into smart home devices. They’re usually roller shades that use motors in the top bar to move the height and slat angle with a remote control. Automatic blinds aren’t new. They’ve been used in commercial offices for years. They cost more than standard blinds, but less than smart blinds since they don’t need WiFi capability.
Our Top Picks
With a crash course in window blinds behind you, you’re ready to shop for the best blinds for your home. Check out this list of top picks based on price, durability, and functionality.
When it comes to versatility, you can’t beat high-quality Venetian blinds. This set from US Window And Floor features wood grain-look PVC slats with a chunky, country-style heft. These blinds are cordless, with only a wand to tilt the slats. This makes these blinds some of the best window blinds for homes with small children and pets who could harm themselves by getting tangled in a cord. While open, these blinds provide a lot of light thanks to the wide spacing between slats. When closed, they block more light than blinds with smaller slats. They also come with a decorative valance to hide the heavy-duty steel headrail.
If you can’t decide between a roller shade and Venetian blinds, the ShadesU Zebra Dual Layer Roller Sheer Shades combine the best features of both. While these shades don’t use tilting slats, they do have alternating solid and sheer slats you can adjust to let in a precise amount of light. You can adjust them for privacy and light, or pull them all the way up for an unobstructed view out the window. These shades come with a cord so they can pose a hazard for small children, but the cord is short and stays out of reach of little kids and pets.
For renters, college students, and anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money because their living situation is temporary, the Bali Blinds Vinyl Cordless Blind is a great choice. This basic, budget-friendly blind uses a cordless design for height adjustment and a wand for adjusting slat angle and privacy. They come with hardware to mount them inside or outside of a window frame. Best of all, they’re affordable enough to leave behind when you move.
Achim has flipped the blinds-world upside down, literally. The Top-Down blinds can be pushed up from below, like a traditional set, but you can also pull them down from the top. The cordless design is a great choice if you have pets and children. The double-layer polyester fabric blocks plenty of sunlight, making this a great choice for shift workers who need to sleep during the day. These are some of the best blinds for bathrooms: You can lower them from the top, open your upper window, and let shower steam escape without sacrificing privacy.
Generally speaking, smart blinds are expensive, but this high-quality roller shade is one of the more affordable ones on the market. The Yoolax uses a polyester fabric to block as much sunlight as possible. This shade sports a rechargeable motor and a remote control with three settings: open, closed, and an adjustable middle position. Homeowners can also program their Yoolax smart blind to work with their Google Assistant or Alexa devices for voice control. These blinds are custom made for you when you order, so measure your window carefully to ensure you get a tight fit.
CHICOLOGY’s Cordless Roller Shades have a Snap-N-Glide design that’s a huge improvement over the scary, pull-and-flinch roller shades of the past. Pull the shade down to where you’d like it and let go. It stays put. When it’s time to raise it, a light tug on the shade releases it, and it rolls up on its own, slowly. These shades are some of the best blinds for a sheer look, because their polyester-blended fabric filters sunlight without blocking it completely. You can install them inside or outside of a window frame. They come in several colors, but the View-tiful White option is the sheerest.
These do come with a small pull cord, but you can shorten it or do away with it if you’re worried about safety risks for children or pets.
If early morning sunshine throws off your sleep pattern, the Cellular Blackout Shades from SBARTAR can help you rest. These blackout blinds use double-layer, honeycomb-cell polyester fabric to block sunlight, making them some of the best window blinds for those who wish to catch some z’s during the day. That double layer also provides an energy-saving thermal barrier and a bit of noise reduction. These blinds have internally-routed cords to keep children and pets from harm. It comes with the hardware you’ll need to mount it inside a window frame or on the wall outside.
If vertical blinds aren’t your style but your sliding door lacks privacy, check out the GoDear Design Deluxe Sliding Panel Blinds. They use a polyester-and-paper-blend fabric that you can cut to any height, so they’ll work on patio doors or large windows. These blinds filter light but don’t block it out altogether, so they’re well-suited for providing privacy without making the room too dark. They feature adjustable tracks that will fit a range of widths. While they don’t twist open like vertical blinds, they do have two wands so you can pull the panels to either side of your doorway. They come in several different patterns and earthy colors.
FAQs About Your New Blinds
Now that you know about the different types of blinds and the top picks on the market, you’ve got a great foundation for choosing the best blinds for your window. You may still have some questions, though. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions and answers about blinds. If you don’t find your question below, contact the manufacturer of your blinds.
Q. How do you install blinds?
Most blinds come with brackets for proper installation. You’ll attach these brackets to the window frame or wall, following the manufacturer’s directions, and then snap the blinds onto the brackets. You’ll need a drill, a pencil, a level, and a pair of safety glasses.
Q. How do you fix broken blinds?
In most cases, there is no way to fix broken blinds. Once the mechanisms become damaged, or the slats bend, you’ll need to replace your blinds.
Q. How do you keep light from coming through blinds?
Buying the right type of blinds is one of the best ways to keep light from coming through. If you want no light to get through, buy blackout blinds. Just make sure they fit closely within your window frame so you don’t leave any space for sunlight to leak through.
Q. From a design perspective, what color or finish should my blinds be?
It’s ultimately up to you. If you’re into minimalism, gray or white blinds are best. If you prefer a Scandinavian design, go with neutrals like browns and beiges. If you’re going for an eclectic look, choose colorful fabric for Roman blinds. Your design aesthetic will determine what colors work best.
Los Angeles’ First Red Bus-Only Lanes – at LAX – Streetsblog Los Angeles
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Remember way back when red painted bus-only lanes were just some experimental treatment, only good enough for places like New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Diego County, San Francisco, and …? Those red bus lanes that used to be dismissed by city traffic engineers with their heads in their car-centric Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) rulebooks? SBLA editor Joe Linton is old enough to remember when this L.A. City dismissal applied to protected bike lanes, continental “zebra” crosswalks, parklets, plazas, green bike lane pavement, sharrows, open streets events crossing railroad tracks… but that’s another story.
Well, there are now red bus-only lanes in Los Angeles!
So far they are only at LAX, implemented as part of the LAX-it airport traffic retool in late October, 2019.
Soon thereafter, in December, 2019, national transportation engineers approved the red paint bus lane treatment for broader usage. Today it is no longer a cumbersome experimental treatment, but has “interim approval” in the MUTCD.
Despite some panic over bus lanes planned in Eagle Rock and the North San Fernando Valley, 2019 was a pretty good year, by city of L.A. standards, for new bus-only lanes. Downtown L.A. got the excellent Flower Street peak-hour bus lane. And LAX introduced L.A. drivers to the red paint treatment. More bus lanes are coming, probably fairly soon. At the direction of the Metro board and the L.A. City Council, Metro and the L.A. City Department of Transportation are meeting to plan bus speed improvements, which could precede or coincide with NextGen Bus Service reorganization. Metro’s latest estimates show on-the-ground bus improvements starting in December, 2020, and split into three phases, with the latter improvements coming in June and December of 2021.
Like the Flower Street bus lanes, enforcement is important for making bus lanes work. In December, LAX had security officers present to keep drivers out of the bus lane.
Readers – where else in Southern California would like to red paint bus lanes?
Registration opens for Future Legends Lacrosse Tournament for boys’ club teams (youth to Grades 9-10)
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/24/15
Registration has opened for the Future Legends Lacrosse Tournament on June 20-21, at RFL Fields in Boonton Twp, N.J.
Saturday: Current 5th, 6th, and 7th grades will play on Saturday, June 20th.
Sunday: 4th, 8th & High School Underclass 9th/10th Grade teams will play on Sunday, June 21st.
•Each team is guaranteed 4 games. (2 – 20 Minute halves)
•Grade Level Champions for each division- Championship T-Shirts
•Full Sized Lacrosse Fields
•Great Tournament Venue (Historic Airfield in beautiful Morris County, NJ)
2 Knights, 360 Lacrosse, Annapolis Hawks, Bear Clan, Bernards Youth, Black Falcons, Boro Pride, Braveheart Lacrosse, Brotherhood Lacrosse, Bucks Select, Celtic Lacrosse, Central PA Jr. Dawgs, Chester/Mendham Kaos, Colonial Elite, Colts Elite, Cougar Elite, Dip N’ Dunk Lacrosse, East Coast Lacrosse, Green & Gold, Green Livin’ Lax, Hopewell Elite, Jersey Shore Sharks, Lake Future, Long Island Express, Madison Future, Mahwah T-Birds, Maroons Lacrosse, Mendham Lacrosse, Montville Lacrosse, Morris Select, Morristown Colonials, NJ Emeralds, NJ Empire, NJ Riot, NJ Lacrosse Club, NJ/NY Raptors, Pirate Lacrosse Club, Prospects Lacrosse, Randolph Lacrosse, Red and Black Lacrosse, Ridge Futures, River Dell Lacrosse Association, Shore Stars, Sparta Future, Summit Future, Tribe Wayne Wolfpack, X-Treme Lax Factory, Zebra Lacrosse
The tournament will sell out, register early to ensure your spot and take advantage of the early bird discount!
Registration is open! Please register early in order to secure your spot.
CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO the REGISTRATION PAGE.
Head Coach, 2012 World Champion United States Men’s U19 Team
Head Coach, Mountain Lakes HS
NJ State Champs ’88, ’89, ’93, ’95, ’96, ’07, ’08
Assistant Coach, 2008 World Champion United States Men’s U19 Team
Former Head Coach Mendham High School – 2010 Group 2 State Champs
Founder, STEPS Lacrosse
Founder, Jersey Strong Showcase
Asst. General Manager 2006 United States Men’s National Team
Founder, Lax For The Cure
(Girls lacrosse tournament that has raised over $1,500,000 for breast cancer)
For more information regarding the tournament, please visit our website at www.futurelegendslax.com.
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2020 ALL-COUNTY BOYS LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Patrick Deans, Lambert
Deans, the 2020 Forsyth County News Player of the Year, helped the Longhorns to a 5-2 record before the season was canceled. Last year Lambert reached the Class 7A state championship and finished with a 21-2 record after falling to Walton, 8-7, in the title game.
“I didn’t get to play football this season, unfortunately, so I really had my mind set on that,” Deans said. “Then, to happen again, it was really heartbreaking. It crushed me. But I think we had a great season otherwise. Unfortunately didn’t get to finish it out.”
Deans is one of 18 seniors on Lambert’s lacrosse team, a group that lost only six games in four seasons.
The Longhorns finished 21-2 in 2017, 22-0 in 2018 and 21-2 in 2019, winning every single area match during that time.
“It was definitely really special, because losing six games in four years is obviously incredible. I hate losing, so that works out,” Deans said. “I guess it just shows our commitment to the program at all levels – the players, the coaches and everybody, and how we’ve done the right things and how it’s paid off for us. I mean, nobody really wants to play us anymore. It’s a good feeling when you walk on. You can tell that this guy doesn’t want to go against me or anybody on the field. It’s definitely nice to have.”
Deans will enroll this fall at Johns Hopkins, a historically dominant lacrosse program that owns nine NCAA national championships.
Deans is one of 18 seniors on Lambert’s lacrosse team, a group that lost only six games in four seasons.
The Blue Jays compete in the Big Ten, where Deans will line up against former teammates Jaryd Jean-Felix (Rutgers) and Gerard Kane (Ohio State).
“Jaryd Jean-Felix, who was a senior my freshman year, he was going to start on Rutgers this season before the season got canned,” Deans said. “He’ll start next year again, so I’ll see him next year when we’ll be playing against each other.
“It’ll be different. I’m excited. I mean, I guess we won’t really go up against each other one-on-one because we’re both defense, but we’re looking forward to it.”
With Johns Hopkins located in a lacrosse hotbed of Baltimore, Maryland, Deans projects to be one of two players from Georgia on the Blue Jays’ 2021 roster.
As dominant as the Longhorns have been – winning four state championships since 2011 – Deans acknowledges he still has plenty to prove.
“I’d say Lambert and teams like Ponte Vedra (Fl.) definitely help that over the years, even just the four years that I’ve been going to tournaments up in North Carolina and Baltimore,” Deans said. “We’ve definitely gotten a little more respect, but we’re definitely not to the top caliber of teams like Calvert Hall yet. We’re working toward it, though.”
Deans, an All-American a year ago, is a repeat winner of the Forsyth County News Player of the Year award. Still, individual awards pale in comparison to what Deans and the Longhorns believed they could have accomplished on the field this season.
“I would have given that up if we could have won our state championship,” Deans said. “That was my main goal for the season. That’s what I wanted for us and our team and everybody. This is just icing on the cake.”
90,000 The filers of the city of Vladimir were not the most professional spies, despite the monument he erected on the pedestrian Georgievskaya Street in the capital of the Vladimir region
The professional qualities of the pre-revolutionary spies, whose work by external observation of suspicious citizens was immortalized in the monument on Georgievskaya Street in the city of Vladimir, according to the memoirs of the revolutionaries, were low
A monument on the pedestrian street Georgievskaya in Vladimir called “Filer and Shalopai” was officially opened in September 2016 as part of the City Day celebration.This sculptural group, consisting of a dashing-looking boy and a serious man watching him from behind Morris’s monocle pedestal, was made by the famous Vladimir sculptor Igor Chernoglazov.
On the information plate next to the sculptural composition, it is indicated that a man – “a valiant detective police officer” – is conducting an “outdoor campaign” for the Vladimir mischief-makers who “hunted” in the central trading part of the pre-revolutionary Vladimir.
It is not known if there is still a monument to persons conducting surveillance and secret information gathering anywhere in Russia.But the fact that it was in Vladimir that the profession of a filler was immortalized seems to many not accidental, but even logical and logical.
The only bewilderment is that the detective is “herding” some mischievous person who is stealing apples or whipping respectable citizens strolling through the center of Vladimir with a twig. After all, the main object of observation of the detective police officers of the late 19th – early 20th centuries were suspicious unreliable citizens, social democrats, revolutionaries.
Some information about the work of the Vladimir spies in the article “From the” Northern Workers’ Union “to the war of 1914”, published in the book “Vladimir Regional Organization of R.S.-DRP “, was left by the famous Vladimir Bolshevik Fyodor Blagonravov. At the beginning of the 20th century, he, a former student who received a seat in the Vladimir provincial zemstvo council, joined the Social Democratic Party.
Blagonravov is very skeptical about the professional qualities of Vladimir detectives and informants:
“It can be said with great confidence that only when a police spy managed to get inside the organization itself, or from the ranks of the latter, the police managed to recruit a provocateur, and since such a traitor was close to the management of the work and was aware of it, the guards succeeded in that or in some other way the liquidation of the organization.
Even informants who were recruited from people jostling around the organization, or among acquaintances with one of the revolutionaries in the service, school, apartment could not get any valuable information for the secret police.
Voluntary informers (servants, common people, neighbors, landlords, etc.), not being able to give anything serious to the secret police, often illiterate and hopelessly confused, and this sometimes confused and misled the gendarmes themselves. “
Fyodor Blagonravov himself was periodically monitored by the Vladimir detective police. It is interesting that after the October Revolution he was able to personally get acquainted with the “Diary of observation” of himself. It reflects the events of 1911, when Blagonravov was taken under observation in accordance with the order of the governor of the Vladimir province. In the “Diary” Blagonravov appears under the nickname “Sluggish”. Each exit of Blagonravov to the street is recorded, his meetings are described, the signs of people with whom the revolutionary had conversations.
On November 20, 1911, Fyodor Blagonravov, for example, visited the People’s House (now the Puppet Theater). Somewhere near him there was always a spy.
“20 November. Sluggish in the evening went out with his wife and went to the people’s house for a lecture, during intermissions he had a conversation in the common room with an official of the provincial zemstvo council, whose signs: 28-30 years old, short, stocky blond, wears long hair, a small beard and mustache, dressed in a gray Little Russian cap, black autumn coat, trousers outside, sometimes wears pince-nez and an official’s cap… “, – recorded in the” Observation Diary “.
The next day, the surveillance of the Sluggish continued.
“November 21. Lethargic. At 6 hours 35 minutes in the evening, the official mentioned in the diary on 20 / XI came to him, at 8 hours 20 minutes in the evening Sluggish, the official and Vyaly’s wife went out, near the Noble Assembly Slow and the official went to Troitskaya Street, and Slow’s wife entered the Noble Assembly; near the inn “Crossroads” observed with the official were lost “, – note spies .
On the third day, the detectives had to take some steps to identify the suspicious acquaintance of “Sluggish”:
“On November 22 … the official mentioned in the diary on November 20 and 21 at 2 pm was taken from the Provincial Zemstvo Council and taken to Fridlyander’s house, the corner of Tsaritsinskaya and Borovka, an apartment from Verkhniy Borovka, by installation turned out to be Ivan Titovich Morozov.”
Describing in the 1920s the fascinating process of reading information about himself in the detective’s “Diary”, Blagonravov cannot contain his irony regarding the work of Vladimir fillers:
“What amazing accuracy in external descriptions! How carefully the appearance of I.T. Morozova. The inn with an attractive signboard “Crossroads” seduced the policemen and Ivan Titich and I (a man of no doubt a sober person) were “lost” in a place not quite convenient for turning. And this wonderful “calm”: “Vyalova’s wife”, “unknown gentleman”, etc. Or the professional terminology of the gendarmes: “Taken on a date”, “was under observation”, etc.
“Sometimes, according to gendarme observations, one can glean a lot of ‘instructive’ from our everyday life in the past.So, from the “Observation Diary” on the surveillance of Sergei Ivanovich Nazarov, it can be established that he regularly visited the bathhouse – he was a clean man! For me, a family man (and therefore an economic one), in the “Diary” stores are recorded where I was a picker, and it is also noted how neatly I came to work in the zemstvo statistics (I confess, not always carefully, especially when there were a lot works of a different order) “.
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Danio Rerio, scientific name Danio rerio, belongs to the Cyprinidae family.One of the first tropical species to be bred in aquariums for decorative purposes. The fish is still very popular due to its attractive appearance, high activity and unpretentiousness.
The fish is also known as Zebra Fish, Striped Danio and others. Over the years, breeders have bred new subspecies that differ in color, which, nevertheless, can interbreed with each other, which leads to further speciation and blurring of the clear boundaries of one species / subspecies.The most famous varieties of Danio Rerio are Danio Rerio albino, Leopard Danio, Golden Danio, Blue Danio. There is also a genetically modified species, in the genome of which a fluorescent element has been added, so that the fish can glow in the dark. Fish first appeared commercially in the United States in 2003.
Requirements and conditions:
- Aquarium volume – from 40 liters.
- Temperature – 18-24 ° C
- pH value – 6.0-8.0
- Water hardness – soft to medium hard (5-19 dH)
- Substrate type – dark fine gravel or sand
- Lighting – dim
- Brackish water – no
- Water movement – moderate
- Size – up to 7 cm.
- Food – any food floating on the surface
- Life expectancy – 3 to 4 years
Danio Rerio received a scientific description in 1822 while studying the flora and fauna of the colonial possessions of the British Empire in the territories of modern India and Pakistan.Fish are widely represented in the river systems of Asia from Pakistan to India, including Southeast Asia in Burma (Myanmar).
The fish lives in the lower reaches of rivers, canals, canals, as well as in ditches near settlements and ponds. The habitat can vary significantly with the seasons. During the rainy season, fish rush to flooded areas of fields (in particular rice fields), where spawning takes place in a quiet backwater with dense vegetation. Adult fish return back to the rivers, and after them, in a few days, the juveniles that have appeared.
A beautiful slender fish, has a body compressed from the sides, the tips of each lip are crowned with small antennae, characteristic of most cyprinids. The color is pale yellow or silvery, five horizontal dark blue stripes run all over the body, which also continue along the tail and anal fin.
Fish accept almost any food intended for aquarium fish, the main condition is that they must swim on the surface, never pick up Danio from the bottom.Specialized dry or freeze-dried food for this type of fish is widely presented on sale, taking into account all their needs for vitamins and microelements. You can diversify your food by adding sometimes live food, mainly bloodworms.
Maintenance and care
Since the fish has been living in an artificial environment for many generations, it is well adapted to various conditions, so there are no problems in keeping. It is enough to provide good filtration and aeration of the aquarium, both of these processes also create water movement, which is beneficial for Danio.The fish lives in the upper layers of the water and leads an active lifestyle, during their games they can jump out of the aquarium – take care of the protective cover.
Optimal conditions are those that mimic their natural habitat. Large swimming areas in the upper parts of the aquarium, dense vegetation on the sides along the walls. A medium of dark gravel or sand will accentuate the color of the fish.
An active peaceful fish, distinguished by a peaceful temperament, never shows aggression towards other species.Joint keeping is possible with other types of Danio, as well as with some small (no more than 5-6 cm) peaceful species. You should be careful with the choice of slow fish, the excessive activity of Danio Rerio can negatively affect their well-being.
Mandatory keeping in a flock of at least 5 individuals, when kept alone or in pairs, the fish becomes lethargic, susceptible to various diseases.
Breeding / reproduction
Sex differences are weakly expressed, females are only slightly larger than males, body color is the same in both sexes.Danio Rerio often form couples who stick around for life, but this is where romanticism ends. Parental instincts are poorly expressed, they can eat their caviar with pleasure and do not participate in raising offspring. A separate tank is required for spawning.
Spawning aquarium can be small, 20–25 liters. The bottom should be strewn with balls 1 cm in diameter or similar in size gravel. Arrange the plants in dense groups. The composition of the water can repeat the composition in the general aquarium.
When it is noticed that two fish are constantly sticking together, and one of them has a swollen belly, it means that the female will soon lay eggs. The female is the first to be transplanted into a separate tank, the male joins only the next day. Spawning is stimulated by a rapid drop in temperature, you can pour a glass of cold water directly into the spawning aquarium – this is an imitation of the rainy season. The female releases eggs directly into the water, and the male fertilizes them. Sinking to the bottom, they roll into the spaces between the soil particles and become inaccessible to their parents.At the end of spawning, the pair is returned back to the common aquarium, and the fry appear after 7 days.
Fish are very hardy, only a significant deterioration of conditions or contact with sick fish can provoke the disease. Read more about the symptoms and treatment methods in the “Diseases of aquarium fish” section.
- Flock keeping at least 5 individuals
- Can jump out of aquariums
- Requires floating feed
Zebra (m.Tushinskaya), Moscow – “Zebra (metro Tushinskaya)”
Worst fitness club I’ve ever been to. Since there are almost no advantages in it, I’ll start with them.
First of all, it is, of course, accessibility from the metro – it takes 5-7 minutes to walk. There is another club at this station, but it has its own quirks, so it was dismissed immediately. So Zebra is, as they say, of two evils – the least.
The second advantage is that when there are no trainings in the group training hall, you can practice in it yourself.In addition to the fact that there is part of the sports equipment, you can bring everything you need from the gym – since these are two adjacent rooms.
And now the bitter truth of the club’s life.
The first thing you notice is terrible dirt. The cleaning lady apparently cleans up there only once a day, because clouds of other people’s hair constantly fly on the floor (which by the way then settle on your things), dirty napkins, etc. So it is not surprising that visitors ignore shoe covers, because they were created in order to keep clean , and there is nothing to save.
Wardrobe. From this service there is only a name – in fact, your things are hanging orphaned, visitors themselves give themselves numbers and take their clothes. Moreover, the lockers in the dressing rooms will not allow you to keep your outerwear either, since there is not even space for a sports bag, everything has to be piled up.
Coaches. I have never met lazy trainers. These are so passive and lethargic people that they will quickly drive you into depression than tone. Group trainers do not fall under this comment, but they also do not produce a wow effect.
Trainers. The cheapest, already pretty loose and squeaky, which is scary to train on them with an intense load. TRX ONLY FOR INDIVIDUAL TRAINING WITH A TRAINER – the most outright delirium. It is strange that pancakes, bars and benches do not have to be bought separately. Although, for example, weights should be brought your own – what lies in the hall is disgusting to take in your hands even in an epidemiologist’s suit – dirty and dilapidated.
Well, general points – the bar, which is also the canteen of the SDM Bank, so someone is eating there all the time.So if you’re on a diet, or just trying to stick to a specific diet, you’ll love it. The contingent is cattle. Smelly, fat redneck. Of course, there are sports visitors, but the weight is mostly rednecks. The air conditioner does not work, so the only ventilation is the window, if it opens at all.In the evening, it is impossible to be in the hall – the smell of sweat of visitors cuts the nose, cardio is always busy, and hopelessly, since it is occupied by female carcasses that go to the hall to walk along the path for 1.5 hours.
Unfortunately, so far this is the only option for training, but I am already looking out for options, albeit away from home, but not causing culture shock.
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– Isn’t it a charm? he repeated, examining the flower. Very small, very fragile and, however, completely natural, all the beauty and all the power of nature.This is the world. Weak and ruthless organism, moving towards the goal of its desires.
“The Garden of Torment”, Octave Mirbeau
– Men! They do not know what love is or what death is. They know nothing, and are always sad and cry! They faint for no reason at all.
“The Garden of Torment”, Octave Mirbeau
From the very beginning of her life, Valtro already knew what other people gradually understand or do not understand at all – what is in hell.
The first impressions of her life were the cold, darkness and the damp stench of the stone soaked in machine oil. When she urinated in dirty rags that prevented her from dying in the cold and darkness, it became a little warmer, and this was the only warm memory of her early childhood, forever associated with itching from sores in her groin. Where she managed to be born, she did not know at all, but she got to her feet, having learned how to wear herself out of a stinking cocoon in an abandoned boiler room, on the territory of a mine, which had been closed for a long time.The man who sometimes put pieces of bread in her mouth spent his whole life in this mine, and here he waited for death, gradually going mad in the company of a creature that he was either a daughter or a dog. When the masters of his life killed the mine together with the mining village, which has now turned into burnt ruins, he tried to dig a coal with a spade and a backbone – the only thing he knew how to do, but a homemade “kopanka” mine collapsed, crippling him and burying his wife, and from the barracks that served them as housing, which caught fire from a dilapidated stove, he managed to endure only a screaming bundle.And he crawled on crutches to beg for alms near a poor church, in a poverty-stricken regional center and bought mortal moonshine steamed on dry alcohol with these mortal pennies.
From the age of four or four and a half, Valtro began to accompany him on the daily journey of the cross to the temple, and from about the same age, the cripple who had completely lost his mind began to force her to have sex – the stench from his mouth, the stench of moonshine and the stench of sperm accompanied her life until his death. Then she came out of the stinking crypt and walked on her own – along the black road, divided by a white dotted line.She was six years old or so, looking like a bundle of dirt on the side of a black road, dirt from under the wheels flying into her, and no one who rushed past looked at her face.
Zhorzhik Chervonopisky celebrated his 58th birthday. According to the already established tradition, he was the first to congratulate himself, right in the morning, in front of the mirror, with a glass of vodka with a cucumber. The second, according to the already established tradition, he congratulated himself, again, himself fifteen minutes later, spending the designated minutes on the morning chair and polishing his magnificent teeth from the Swiss company “Denta-Plus”.Actually, on this day, it was supposed to get drunk even before the guests arrived, but the only guest of Zhorzhik was waiting for him in the frame of the mirror hanging in his hallway, so the time on this day, as well as on any other, did not exist, just as it did not exist already and friends, quite capable of waiting for him for another year or two in the empyrean countries where they were.
However, there was a holiday, regardless of the lack of time, and Zhorzhik, attaching his concert “butterfly” to his wrinkled neck and not bothering to put on a tailcoat or any other clothes, began to set the table.Zhorzhik spent most of his life on stage, and the only thing he regretted now was that no one could enjoy the spectacle of his elegant movements, which, however, did not diminish the high aesthetic value of the spectacle itself and did not leave room for impermissible hack-work.
Having laid the table, the birthday man stood at the head of it and, thrusting out his chest covered with white fluff, in a deep bass sang a phrase from “Faust”: “Oh, two souls live in my chest!” -s, Georges, your voice is not the same, “resolutely turned his head to the liter” Petroffka “.
From year to year “Petroffka” became more and more shibachist and shibachist, purely “Drinking Alcohol” of his Siberian touring youth, but Georges Chervonopisky was not like that, so that some zashtatniki could turn his head with their potion. No, not like that. In the storehouse of the wise Georges Chervonopisky there was a Peruvian antidote, which knocked alcohol out of the brain with an icy wind, like from a crystal glass. Georges Chervonopisky looked condescendingly at the glass of “Petroffka”, which cringed pitifully in a liter bottle towards the end of the feast, and went to tie badana – a magic snowball from the Peruvian Cordilleras always inspired him to action, straining his sluggish masculinity, and called him on the road.
– Oh, two souls live in my chest! – the second soul of Georges Chervonopisky, his courageous soul, was a heavy, low growling, black, aggressive “Harley-Davidson”, spreading the smells of oil and leather, shining with chrome, like sweat flowing from a boxer’s face, George called his love – Tyson …
When he brought the beast out from behind the garage grates, it was still light, but Georges got carried away, chasing him along the paths strewn with sparkling dust, and returned home in the dark. Sleet began to fall, he had to slow down, so he saw a crumpled dog flashing in the beam of a halogen headlight, sitting under a tree by the road.Georges sympathized with all animals, except for most people, he had a piece of festive sausage in his pocket, and he had all the time in the universe at his disposal. He made a circle along the black road, stopped on the side of the road and went to the tree, smiling in advance in the dark and saying “kut-kut”.
“Shaking your mother,” he said in his long-forgotten native tongue, as he examined what was sitting under the tree. He looked to the left and to the right – spaces of darkness spread around, cut only by the white beam of the headlight of his motorcycle, to the nearest settlement it was not less than thirty kilometers.- And what are we doing here? he asked thoughtfully. – Penguin, huh?
The girl raised her head, water from the melted snow flowed down her face, washing away the dirt, but on her head, covered with a torn knitted hat, the snow no longer melted.
“You’ll freeze on fig until morning,” he continued his thought, playing with his piece of sausage and deciding what to do with it next. From the road, a gust of wind carried the irritated roar of a motorcycle. – Right now, right now, – Zhorzhik shouted to him, he understood that everyone already wants to go home.
Valtro steered gently to the gate and, turning off the engine, led the motorcycle across the yard to the house. It was June heat, Zhorzhik, as always, fell asleep in his chaise longue right in the sun, it was useless to wake him up, and there was no point in waking him, therefore, having driven the car, she simply dragged him into the shade along with the chaise longue.
It was about two in the afternoon. Nellie was about to show up, streams of heat were pouring from the sky, the trunks of pines were pouring balsamic resin, the fainting voice of a cuckoo was coming from somewhere, cicadas were ringing in the grass.Nellie will immediately climb into the pool and sit there until she turns blue – she could take her time with lunch, but she should have unloaded the trunks and put drinks in the refrigerator right now.
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30.12.2015 | Boris Makarenko
In the past year, the worst scenarios were averted. But there was little good. The joke-parable about black and white stripes in life, told by the president at a press conference, recalled a long-standing dispute between zoologists: what color is a zebra? Most of them believe that the zebra is black with white stripes. So, probably, in life: if you do nothing to make it more white, it will remain black.
Failure of Soviet instincts
One of the most terrible results of the year is not striking: we are so accustomed to the accumulation of hatred that each new portion of the poison – addressed to external enemies or internal enemies – is already perceived as commonplace.
The year began with the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and then anyone became enemies. Even before that, there was a children’s New Year’s show from bikers, where the main evil witch looked like the Statue of Liberty to the point of confusion, every day the TV told us what a bad government – in Ukraine, of course. And at the end of the year, a reproduction of Repin’s painting “The Cossacks Write a Letter to the Turkish Sultan” with the caption: “Some enemies write to others” appeared on the Internet.
This year was followed by the burning of cheese and the almost ritual murder of smuggled ducklings, “imprisonment” sentences in the long-forgotten “swamp affair”, raids on an opera in Novosibirsk and Vadim Sidur’s work in Moscow, the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in absentia and searches of employees of the “Open Russia” , who in the years of the “YUKOS affair” went on foot under the table.
In power, hatred generates either fear, or rage to control and prohibit everything – from the Internet to liters of alcohol, from buying currency to the beaches of Egypt and Turkey. Rumors about a ban on private travel for civil servants outside Russia have become more frequent. The hatred became so intense that citizens began to knock on neighbors eating sanctioned food, and – according to a poll at one FM station on the day the presidential message was announced – did not agree with the president, who called for respect for the friendly and hardworking Turkish people.52% of the listeners considered all Turks to be enemies.
Of the numerous Soviet instincts, it was precisely the “internationalist” and simply reasonable and humanistic approaches that began to fail.
It seemed that the government itself was frightened by this hatred: by the end of the year it is pouring less on its overseas and European partners. A preacher of holy wars and crusades lost his post in the patriarchate, but isn’t it too late? For too long, they tried to distract society from real problems by whipping up hatred.But the more they accumulate, the more likely new outbreaks of hatred become, the worse their consequences are predictable. Ultimately, she may turn against those who forced her.
The ransomware also has a crisis
The economy sank, but did not collapse. The sharp drop in the ruble at the end of last year, which frightened us, was replaced by a sluggish slide. There are even hopes for sluggish growth next year. But this is not a white line. The old growth model has exhausted itself: oil prices are too low, and dwindling household incomes will prevent consumer demand from becoming a growth driver.And we cannot create new incentives for development.
A terrible dream flashed and forgotten the burned imported products, the Accounts Chamber reports on New Year’s Eve that import substitution did not take place. What to do with the economy? We seem to have realized at the top that there will be no new growth without entrepreneurial initiative. They recognized that private business strengthens Russia’s sovereignty. It seems that bureaucratic rage has begun to hobble, but the results are not impressive.
Once in his December 2015 message, the president repeats almost word for word exhortations that there is no need to pressure private business, which means that his angry philippics are not afraid of the bureaucracy.
In the same message, statistics were published: 85% of criminal cases initiated under “economic articles” do not end with a conviction, that is, many of them are direct hitting and racketeering, ruining a viable business, even if its owner is found not guilty. But remember, practically the same figures sounded about seven years ago, when a reform of the criminal legislation on these very compositions was started. And then its very modest fruits were mercilessly criticized, and the developers were accused of sabotage and indulgence in the plundering of national wealth – recall the so-called case of experts.And why won’t the outcome be the same this time?
The extortionists also have a crisis, which means that they do not want to be deprived of the levers of pressure on the business. The year 2015 highlighted the main danger for socio-economic development: even an understanding of the need for reforms does not mean that they will be carried out – it is too fearful to unbalance the bureaucratic pyramid on which our government has lived happily ever after for many years. Yes, there is also an election on the nose: having already said aloud all the arguments why it is impossible not to raise the retirement age, the authorities did not dare to undertake this reform even with the rating of the head of state at 90%.In the meantime, we will wait for the elections, we will lose two and a half years.
Chess players know what zugzwang is – a stable situation on the board, from which, however, you cannot make a single move without worsening your position. And not to make a move – the flag on the clock will fall. In global competition, the flags do not fall, but everyone else is moving somewhere, and you are lagging behind more and more. It was in this situation of zugzwang that the authorities drove Russia. I drove it, in fact, last year, but it has emerged in such a crystal form right now.
Society does not trust the authorities, and the authorities don’t trust society
Of black and white stripes woven in Russia and trust – or rather, the lack of such – in the relationship between the authorities and society.
Judging by the ratings of the authorities, as well as by the results of voting in regional and local elections, they are much higher than in 2011-2013. The indicators of satisfaction with social and economic policies are also higher. At the same time, society, of course, feels the crisis quite strongly.What’s the catch?
There are three answers at once. Firstly, in a crisis you need to adapt: forget about plans to save up for a car / buy a new kitchen / go to Egypt (all the more, you will not go there very much now). Grumbling and discontent won’t get better. Go to the square, knock on an empty pan with a ladle – God forbid, the “Maidan” will turn out, but from it there is only harm (see what is shown on TV about Ukraine).
Sociologists have known for a long time:
people rebel not when incomes fall, but when expectations rise.And here they are now below the plinth.
Secondly, we are surrounded by a ring of enemies. No, they do not raise the prices for us, there is much more blame on the native bureaucrats, but you cannot demand exquisite dishes in a besieged fortress: we get a ration, and all right. And we do not rebel against the commandant of the fortress. And, as it sounded in one focus group, “but how our rockets fly beautifully …”.
Thirdly, the habit of punishing the authorities at the polls is widespread in the world, but only in those countries where the authorities have changed at least once after the elections.The Russian person knows that no matter how you vote, the power will still remain as it was. Why make her angry? Moreover, it is crowned by a virtually uncontested president. They trust him – both as a symbol of the unity of the nation, and as the main guarantor of security, internal and external.
But, trusting the president, the society does not trust almost anyone and anything in power. He does not trust ineffective bureaucrats, corrupt officials and oligarchs, does not even trust reforms, but the inevitable optimization in the healthcare system and the equally inevitable need to accumulate money for capital repairs of housing.
The authorities respond to society with the same distrust.
In the outgoing year, the head of an organization enrolled in foreign agents heard from a prosecutor’s office worker: “If you are so good, why are you not government officials?” The logic is clear: you can only trust the one you control. Among “insiders” there may be a black sheep, but the state organization itself cannot be bad.
Here is an example from the outgoing year – the ban on our athletes from performing on the world stage.An international investigation showed: bribes were given for concealing doping, doping laboratories did not meet any standards. And we answer: individual responsibility, we cannot sleep with every athlete.
But outside the state sphere, everyone is under suspicion: public organizations, if they are not created by the authorities, business, if it does not bow to the inspectors, any citizen who is dissatisfied with the queue to the clinic or the broken road …
Such are the strange results of the year.Its trouble is not that we have lost much in growth rates, lost income, or bed-days on Egyptian beaches. The whole thing is gainful.
The trouble is that we have increased hatred, mistrust, and ultimately uncertainty about the future. I really don’t want to end the New Year’s text on such a note.