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Italian President To Form A New Government For Political Consultations ! http://newish.info/200706-italian-president-to-form-a-new-government-for-political-consultations
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Consultations politiques: Les six propositions de Mokdad Sifi
Consultations «Je ne souhaite pas, en vous rencontrant, cautionner par ma présence la démarche retenue dans le cadre de vos consultations, démarche que je considère inappropriée face à l’enjeu éminemment politique de la crise.»
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Should a bride change her surname?
I had a first meeting with a new couple today and the conversation got onto surnames. So, Anita and Harold, this is for you
The Name Game
What is everyone else’s opinion on name changing?
Consultations Are Continuing Between Greek Leaders On The New Prime Minister ! http://newish.info/199981-consultations-are-continuing-between-greek-leaders-on-the-new-prime-minister
Bus loop consultations underway
UBC is presenting students with options for a new bus loop—and none of them are underground.
UBC Campus and Community Planning (CCP) has been holding consultations over the past two weeks in order to collect input from the UBC community regarding future transit options for campus.
This is a continuation of a process that began in March with the Ideas Fair.
“I’m impressed by the participation we’ve had,” said Joe Stott, the director of CCP. “It’s right up there with other successful consultations we’ve had on campus. I think it helped that we started back in March with the Ideas Fair—it was a chance to go back to the drawing board and start from square one.”
AMS President Bijan Ahmadian was similarly pleased with how consultations have been proceeding.
“Students have an opportunity to give input, which is great,” he said. “We had Campus and Community planning in the SUB, and they were in a very prominent location with lots of traffic. I know that lots of people have been directed to fill out the forms online so they can vote on it and I’ve seen lots of posts on Facebook so I know it’s going around.”
While CCP is presenting three different bus loop options, Stott made it clear that these were not final options, but instead a way in which to gain input from the campus community.
“We could have presented variations on all three of the options,” he said. “We’re trying to look at options that had incorporated as much of the practical input we received from the first round of consultations. It’s not a vote and the final option may borrow from all three.”
He said that there are potential benefits and hindrances to all three options.
“Option one is a way to make permanent what’s essentially the status quo. We install trolley buses on University Boulevard and we free up Gage South [where the current bus loop is] by moving the buses a little closer to War Memorial Gym.
“Option two is a request to get better coverage of the campus by having the regional bus routes serve the western side of the campus, and that we have a two-node approach.
“The final one was to think more fundamentally about a transit terminal and see if we couldn’t do it in a more urban approach, the same way you would in Downtown Vancouver for example.
“We’d use the streets as the terminal, so essentially we’re taking the trolley buses and installing them on University Boulevard, and we’re taking the diesel buses and replicat[ing] the facilities that they have now, but stretch it down Wesbrook Mall.”
Ahmadian said that although the AMS does not have an official preference for any of the bus loop designs, they have made it clear that any design should focus around the new Student Union Building.
“We have spent a lot of time and energy [planning] a world class Student Union Building,” he said. “We want this building to be the crown jewel of campus and to be the point of arrival for students and for everybody when they get off the bus.”
Stott said that the SUB renew project, alongside with the building of a new alumni centre in the same area, will all have to be taken into account after the designs for the bus loop are finalized.
“One of the problems with the transit terminal is there are a number of other initiatives at play right now, including the Student Union Building and the Alumni Centre, and we have to bear in mind that what we see on the ground is going to change,” said Stott.
“We need to make sure when we provide better facilities for the transit riders to and from UBC that it’s integrated into a whole, rather than sort of a disjointed approach.”
(Credit: Courtesy of Dennis Tang/Flickr)
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Choosing a Photographer - Tip 5 - Open it up and let me see what you got!
Brides @WedFestivals asked and we are answering
Tip 5: Open it up and let me see what you got!
Q. What should I look for in a Portfolio Review with a Photographer?
A. There are a number of things, but here are the top ones:
1. Weddings. Believe it or not, so Photogs will try and show you nature pictures and photo’s of buildings. Although they images may be stunning, they have nothing to do with a wedding and the quality you will receive from the wedding. Make sure they have a healthy preview of previous Weddings they have done.
2. Don’t mess with the Dress! When a bride picks out her dress, she does so for a reason. The Detail, the pieces and parts that make her dress unique to her. Make sure the dresses in the photos provide plenty of detail. We have seen alot of photos where the photog cannot control the light, and the dress is solid white (or what we call blown out).
3. Balance that Color! Was your dress really blue? It wasn’t? Then why is it blue in the photo? Unless its a post edit special process (antique, HDR, etc) then the picture should be balanced and pleasing to the eye. Phototogs call it White Balance and there is a reason there is a setting on the camera for it
4. Did you get a sunburn during your Bachelor / Bachelorette party? Flesh tones are a huge. Look at the face, the skin. Each color tone of flesh is different and should look normal.
5. What happened to your eyes, did you drink a red bull before this was taken? A photo should be crisp and in focus when a photog takes the picture. If not, then they face and important parts of the image become blurry. Some times sharpening during the post process is needed. There are some instances where too much is used and it looks very odd. Good motto for sharpness: Its like tylenol…enough will get rid of your headache. Take the whole bottle and it will probably kill you.
Q. What is involved with a Consultation?
A. You should have at minimum 2 consultations with your Photographer. 1 at the beginning of the process, and another a few weeks before the big day. These will help you express your expectations of what you really desire for the big day. (Shoe’s, mood, etc). There should also be plenty of conversation between them as well. your photographer should always be available for any questions you have.
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I get a fair share of people asking me about consultations. They want to know what they are, what they consist of, etc.
There are several approaches to consultations based on the vision the astrologer has with astrology. In the old days, the word, “consultation” didn’t exist. It was a “reading.” In a reading, the astrologer sat there and quoted descriptions of astrology learned over many years. “Your Sun is in the 2nd House. This highlights finances in your life. Its position in Cancer shows that you can make money from cooking or nurturing others.” The astrologer would go, round-robin through the whole horoscope. It is quite entertaining but is almost completely useless and unhelpful.
A horoscope provides us with a map of the way things are supposed to be. It is the perfect you and the imperfect you. Just as a doctor looks at an X-Ray, blood or urine tests to see what the issues are, an astrologer does so with a horoscope. The difference is that when a doctor has an X-Ray or results from a blood test, the results are proven facts. A horoscope is a map of your needs, strengths and weaknesses as they should be if you’ve lived your life the way it was intended to be. But what happened when a woman with 20 planets in Aries and 30 planets in Leo went to an astrologer in the year 1915? Where and how was such a woman able to express all of the ego needs that are necessary when those two Signs are emphasized? Women couldn’t vote, were expected to walk behind men and all kinds of demeaning foolishness like that. That is an extreme example.
A more realistic examplewould be a child who has great artistic talent but, because he is born into a family where there is a lineage of police officers, feels obligated to go into law enforcement. Such a person comes to an astrologer…..the astrologer sees a conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Neptune on the Midheaven. There is a Libra Ascendant and 5th House activity coupled with perhaps 3 quintiles in the horoscope. Such a person goes to an astrologer. The astrologer has an expectation of artistic proclivities but the man says, “I am a Sergeant on the police force.” Screech!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait a second! You are a police officer?
Those are the kinds of things that happen all the time. It doesn’t mean that astrology is wrong. It means that the person has exercised free will or, in the case of the policeman, felt forced or influenced to make a decision from the influence of the family. The horoscope remains true to what is supposed to be and these variances from what should be and what is are some of the things that have to be discussed in a consultation. The idea is to see how close to actualizing yourself you are, not defining you in an entertaining factor by saying crap like, “your Saturn in the 4th House means you like antiques.”
When people say, “I just want to know about my finances and love life,” which is often the case, they are usually expecting that entertaining performance. But a holistic astrologer goes deeper by showing the role that you have played in what brought you to where you are today. Planets are never responsible for anything that happens in your life. If you have a bad divorce, it isn’t because of a planet. The planet didn’t get married or make bad decisions or catch his husband or wife sleeping with another. It isn’t the planet’s fault. Things that happen in life happen because of the decisions you do or do not make. But when you are aware of who you are, what your needs are, what your strengths and weaknesses are, the hurtful, destructive things that happen in life are lessened.
So, in a consultation, you are going to learn about you, the psychology of you. If you didn’t get enough hugs from your father and you are looking to replace him by being demanding of those hugs in a relationship, holistic astrology is going to tell you that your relationship problem is related to issues that you have with the way your paternal relationship was and until that is addressed, the same issues will continue to happen in relationships.
Once the understanding of you has taken place, we can project (not predict) into the future by looking at the measurements and placing them within the context of the life you are living. Transiting Neptune going over the Midheaven can have a completely different manifestation in the life of a musician versus in the life of someone running ponzi schemes or selling drugs to little kids. Your reality comes first and then we use the horoscope within the frame of reference of your life.
Community Consultation tomorrow!
We’re very excited about our public consultation at the Fairview Library tomorrow. The event will start at 1:30. (Facebook event here)
With the help of Ward 33 City Councillor Shelley Carroll and her team, we’ll be holding our third public consultation at the Fairview Public Library in Don Mills. To supplement the mass of ideas being generated, young talented illustrators from ArtStarts will be joining us, providing sketches of the first iterations of Upper Toronto.
Take the TTC Sheppard line to Don Mills Station, walk around Fairview mall, taking a right onto Don Mills road, and another right onto Fairview Mall Drive.
See you there!