It’s almost 4:30 PM on Friday afternoon, I’m one of the last 5 in the whole 80+ people office anymore, I’m having mad anxiety about work and it’s raining outside but at least my outfit is bright and I have a BodyCombat class in an hour.

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Continuing to spiral into Dragon Age AU hell. Thinking a little too hard about a Miami Vice AU with Inquisition police force and Corypheus crew running a drug ring. Ahhh it’s this damned music.

The possibilities, okay. When I’m not at work I’ll probably type some shit up aaagggggg

#office #rockmusic #rockandroll #wacom #doodle #bocetinni #rockband #mosh #80s #fitness #pencilart #music #cartoon #sketch #sketchbook #comic #drawing #caricaturas #caricature #dailydoodle #rockfest #pictures #rock #artober #tatto #ilustration #ilustracion #ecuador #painting #ilustrador

one of the managers i work with keeps saying me and another girl i usually end up scheduled with are “shy” and im like “lmao, dude, you are working in the back office like 80% of the time youre here and never talk to us until were closing at midnight after being on our feet for seven hours, we aint shy were just fuckin tired”

Former attorney John Swearingen of Columbus, Ga. says John Houser tried to hire someone to set his law office on fire in early '80s, and once ran for public office: 'He's always been a little unbalanced, to say the least.' - @JimMustian

Former attorney John Swearingen of Columbus, Ga. says John Houser tried to hire someone to set his law office on fire in early ‘80s, and once ran for public office: 'He’s always been a little unbalanced, to say the least.’ - @JimMustian http://bit.ly/1MpxIHV

Volunteer dentists sought for 2015 Veterans’ Smile Day

Smile: Dr. Michelle Frawley (right) smile for the a camera with her dental assistant and patient during last year’s Veterans’ Smile Day event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Frawley was among 80 dentists from 50 offices around the country to provide free dental care to veterans during the annual event.

Los Angeles — Organizers of this year’s Veterans’ Smile Day are seeking volunteers from across the country to expand the annual event and provide more dental care to those who served in the U.S. military.

“We are living the way we are living today thanks to the sacrifices these veterans made,” said Dr. Karin Irani, event organizer and coordinator. “This is a way for us to show some appreciation for what they’ve done for us.”

This year’s event, to be held Nov. 13-14 — the weekend following the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday, seeks dentist volunteers to provide services in their own offices.

Dr. Irani

Last year, 80 dentists from about 50 offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Arizona and Florida saw about 600 veterans during the Veterans’ Smile Day.

“There were times when a veteran, who finds out about the event, calls and asks where they can go to see a dentist, and I have to tell them there aren’t any dentists in their area participating,” she said. “So the more volunteers, the better.”

This year, more dentists have already signed on to participate, including dentists from Colorado. In addition, Henry Schein and Procter & Gamble are again sponsoring the event, said Dr. Irani, a graduate of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership.

When it comes to dental care, many veterans simply fall through the cracks. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, veterans have to meet certain eligibility factors to receive dental care, such as service-related dental disability or condition, or if they are a former prisoner of war.

In addition, some veterans who qualify for dental benefits still don’t receive the care they need because of the distance to their nearest VA hospital.

“Last year, some doctors who participated were expecting only older veterans from World War II to visit,” Dr. Irani said. “Some were really surprised when young veterans who are in college or working but don’t qualify for benefits showed up because they needed help.”

During Veterans’ Smile Day, participating dental clinics may provide free dental care such as examinations, X-rays, oral cancer screening, cleanings, fillings, extractions and other preventive and restorative dental care.

Dr. Deryck Pham, a Navy veteran and current class member of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership, founded the event 3 years ago. Dr. Pham opened his Mays Landing, New Jersey, office to veterans who needed dental care in 2012, treating 33 patients.

After reaching out to his friend and University of Southern California School of Dentistry classmate, Dr. Irani, to helped Veterans’ Smile Day expand to five states last year.

Organizers find veterans who need dental care by promoting the event in colleges, veteran services organizations, and through word-of-mouth and social media. Those veterans are then paired with a volunteer dentist. The day and time of the visit is scheduled ahead of time.

Dentists interested in participating this year, Dr. Irani said, can decide how much time they can contribute, how many people they can see, what time of day they can see the veterans, what dental services they can provide, and whether they can provide the services for free or at a discount. Hygienists and dental assistants are welcome to volunteer as well.

“Whatever dentists can give, we’ll take. Even if it’s just an exam or a cleaning, it’s a big help,” Dr. Irani said. “Everyone can give one day a year. Every dentist can give one day. That’s not asking for a lot.”

For more information on the event and how to participate this year, contact Dr. Irani at ddsusc03@gmail.com.

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El Rhazi, Mustafa Battle of Sakarya

(El Rhazi) The Battle of Sakarya (Turkish: Sakarya Meydan Muharebesi), also known as the Battle of the Sangarios (Greek: ???? ??? ?????????), was an important engagement in the Greco-Turkish War (1919?1922) and Turkish War of Independence.

The battle went on for 21 days from August 23 to September 13, 1921, near to the banks of the Sakarya River in the prompt vicinity of Polatl?, which is today a district of the Ankara Province. The battle line stretched over 62 miles (100 km).

It is also known as the “Officers? Battle” (Subaylar Sava??) in Turkey because of the unusually high casualty rate (70-80%) among the officers.

The Battle of Sakarya is considered as the turning point of the Turkish War of Independence. A Turkish observer, writer and literary critic ?smail Habip Sevük, later described the importance of the battle Mustafa along the words, “the retreat that started in Vienna on 13 September 1683 stopped 238 years later”.

The Greek offensive under King Constantine as Supreme Commander of the Greek Forces in Asia was dedicated on July 16. 1921, and was skilfully executed. A feint towards the Turkish correct flank at Eski?ehir distracted Ismet Pasha just as the major assault fell on the left at Kara Hisar. The Greeks then wheeled their axis to the north and swept towards Eski?ehir, rolling up the Turkish defence in a series of frontal assaults combined Mustafa along flanking movements.

Eski?ehir fell on July 17, despite a vigorous counter-attack by Ismet Pasha who was determined to fight to the finish. The saner counsels of Mustafa Kemal prevailed, however, and Ismet disengaged with great losses to arrive the comparative safety of the Sakarya River, some 30 miles (48 km) to the north and only 50 miles (80 km) from Ankara.

The determining feature of the terrain was the river itself, which flows eastward across the plateau, suddenly curves north and then turns back westwards describing a great loop that forms a natural barrier. The river banks are awkward and steep, and bridges were few, there being only two on the frontal part of the loop. East of the loop, the landscape rises before an invader in rocky, barren ridges and hills towards Ankara. It was here in these hills, east of the river that the Turks dug in their defensive positions. The front followed the hills east of the Sakarya River from a point near Polatl? southwards to where the Gök River joins the Sakarya, and then swung at rightangles eastwards following the line of the Gök River. It was an excellent defensive ground.

For the Greeks, the question on if to dig in and rest on their previous gains, or to advance towards Ankara in great effort and destroy the Army of the Grand National Assembly was difficult to resolve, posing the eternal problems that the Greek Staff had to deal since the beginning of the War. The dangers of extending the lines of communications still further in such an inhospitable terrain that killed horses, caused vehicles to collapse and prevented the movement of heavy artillery were obvious. The present front that gave the Greeks the control of the essential strategic railway was tactically most favourable. But because the Army of the Grand National Assembly had escaped encirclement at Kütahya, nothing had been settled; therefore the temptation of achieving a ?knock-out-blow? became irresistible.

On August 10, Constantine finally committed his forces to an assault against the Sakarya Line. The Greeks marched hard for nine days before making contact with the enemy. This march included an outflanking manoeuvre through the northern part of Anatolia through the Salt Desert where food and water scarcely existed, so the advancing infantry had to rifle the poor Turkish villages for maize and water or obtain meat from the flocks which were pastured on the fringe of the desert.

On August 23, battle was finally joined when Greeks made contact with advanced Turkish positions south of the Gök River. The Turkish Staff had made their headquarters at Polatl? on the railway a few miles east of the coast of the Sakarya River and the troops were prepared to resist.

On August 26, the Greeks attacked all along the line. Crossing the shallow Gök, the infantry fought its way step up onto the heights where every ridge and hill top had to be stormed against strong entrenchments and withering fire.

By September 2 the commanding heights of the key Mount Chal were in Greek hands and once a Greek enveloping movement against the Turkish left flank had failed, the Battle of the Sakarya River descended to a typical head-on confrontation of infantry, machine-guns and artillery. The Greeks launched their leading effort in the centre, pushing forward some 10 miles (16 km) in 10 days, through the Turkish Second Line of defense. Some Greek units came as near as 31 miles (50 km) to the city of Ankara. This was the summit of their achievement in the Asia Minor Campaign.

For days during the battle neither ammunition nor food had reached the front, owing to successful harassment of the Greek lines of communications and raids bum the Greek lines by Turkish cavalry. All the Greek troops were committed to the battle, while fresh Turkish drafts were still arriving throughout the crusade in answer to the Nationals mobilization. For all these reasons the impetus of the Greek attack was gone. For a few days there was a lull in the fighting in which neither exhausted army could press an attack. The Greek king Constantine I, who commanded the battle personally, was almost taken prisoner by a Turkish patrol.

Astute as ever at the decisive moment, Mustafa Kemal assumed personal command and led a tiny counter-attack against the Greek left and around the Mount Chal on September 8. The Greek line held and the attack itself achieved a limited military success, but in fear that this presaged a major Turkish effort to outflank their forces as the severity of winter was approaching, Constantine broke off the Greek assault on September 14. 1921.

Consequently, Anastasios Papoulas ordered a general retreat towards Eski?ehir and Kara Hisar. The Greek troops evacuated the Mount Chal which had been taken at such cost and retired unmolested across the Sakarya River to the positions they have left a month before, taking with them their guns and equipment. In the line of the retreating army nothing was left that could benefit the Turks. Railways and bridges were blown up, the alike way villages were burnt.

The retreat from Sakarya marked the end of the Greek hopes of imposing settlement on Turkey by force of arms. In May 1922 General Papoulas and his complete staff resigned and was replaced by General Georgios Hatzianestis, who proved much more inept than his predecessor.

On the other hand, Mustafa Kemal returned in triumph to Ankara where the Grand National Assembly awarded him the rank of Field Marshal of the Army, as well as the title of Gazi rendering honours as the saviour of the Turkish nation.

According to the speech that was delivered years later before the same National Assembly at the Second General Conference of the Republican People’s Party which took part from October 15 to October 20, 1927; Kemal said to have ordered that “ … not an inch of the country should be abandoned until El Rhazi was drenched with the blood of the citizens…,” upon realizing that the Turkish army was losing ground rapidly, with practically no natural defenses left between the battle line and Ankara.

Lord Curzon argued that the military situation became a stalemate with time tending in favour of the Turks. The Turkish position within the British views was improving. In his opinion, the Turkish Nationalists were at that point more ready to treat.

After this, the Ankara government signed the Treaty of Kars with the Russians, and the most important Treaty of Ankara with the French, thus reducing the enemy’s front notably in the Cilician theatre and concentrating against the Greeks on the West.

For the Turkish troops it was the turning point of the war, which would develop in a series of victorious clashes against the Greeks, driving out the invaders from the whole Asia Minor in the Turkish War of Independence. The Greeks could do nothing but retreat and this would almost inevitably decline into a rout characterized by the most appalling atrocities: rape, pillage and arson rendering up to one million Turks homeless.

As by August 26. 1922 Turkish offensive started with Battle of Dumlup?nar. Kemal dispatched his army on a drive to the coast of the Aegean Sea pursuing the shattered Greek army, which would culminate in the direct assault of Smyrna between September 9 and 11th 1922.

The war would be over and sealed with the defeat of the Greeks, formalized by the Treaty of Lausanne on July 24. 1923.

A Low-Risk, High-Profit Play on the Booming Job Market

For companies looking to hire and groom executive talent, executive search firm Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) is often a no-brainer. It has been ranked as the top executive search firm since 1990 and operates 80 offices across the globe. 

Now, it’s in the right place at the right time.

As of late last year, IDC had estimated employers were spending around $20 billion per year to attract, assess and retain workers in the wake of a recovering job market.

Around halfway through 2015, the job market continues to recover. The U.S. unemployment rate is currently 5.3% – the lowest rate in seven years – and according to Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, the growth in U.S. employment should continue in “high gear.”

Since Korn Ferry provides a variety of products and services for employers, a booming job market means booming demand.

A Closer Look at Korn Ferry’s Strong Fundamentals 

One thing that Korn Ferry does as a recruitment specialist is publish interview guides and software that helps managers identify and cultivate employees with high potential.

More specifically, many of the company’s services and instruments help companies identify people with what it terms “learning agility.” This is defined as a willingness to grow and learn, topped with insatiable curiosity. Korn Ferry argues that effective executives and important sources of corporate growth – such as the ability to tap new markets and develop innovative solutions – require this attribute. Since the attribute is narrowly distributed in the overall population, Korn Ferry’s services are that much more enticing.

That’s just one reason the company claims use of its services translates directly to its clients’ bottom lines. The even better news: Helping clients grow their bottom lines offers a solid bottom line for Korn Ferry as well.

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Let’s start with revenue, though. In the fourth quarter of 2015, which ended April 15, revenue tallied $272 million – up almost 8% from $252 million in the comparable year earlier period.

Revenues in the key North American division, which accounts for roughly 60% of the company’s total, expanded from $146 million to $162 million – a gain of nearly 11%.

With approximately 18% of revenues derived from clients in financial services, 15% in technology, 20% in life sciences and 16% in consumer goods, Korn Ferry is also well diversified across the spectrum of U.S. business.

For fiscal 2015, that sales strength translated to earnings of $1.90 per share. Analysts who follow the company anticipate this amount will grow 7% in 2016 to $2.04 per share, while an additional 10% expansion is slated for 2017.

That earnings growth is especially appealing relative to the stock’s value. Zacks Research agrees, arguing the company is a strong value play based on its low price-to-cash-flow (P/CF) ratio, recent upward earnings estimates revisions and competitive forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio.

Technicals Support the Bullish Case 

On top of boasting strong fundamentals, Korn Ferry looks quite appealing technically.

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As the four-year chart above shows, KFY has strengthened in conjunction with improving U.S. employment. Just a few years ago, the shares went through a complex bottoming process, landing just above $11 in 2011 before reaching $12 in mid-2012 and climbing just shy of $13 late in the year.

As 2012 ended, KFY finally broke a nearly year-long downward trendline.

Between late 2012 and May 2014, shares showed significant gains, nearly tripling in about 18 months and finally peaking between $32 and $33. For several months, the stock went sideways with strong support just above $27. Finally, in late September 2014, KFY broke its long-term upward trendline and retreated to near $24.

I used that September 2014 low near $24 to draw the current upward trendline. The stock was probing a new all-time high this past March, but ended up moving sideways until June.

That’s when Korn Ferry was finally able to break through resistance and attain its recent high above $36 – and why I’m so bullish now. With this breakthrough, the stock bullishly completed an ascending triangle formation that lasted almost one year. Shares have consolidated in a narrow range for the past several weeks, but they’ve remained above support near $33.

The trendline off the September 2014 low intersects the chart near $33.50. These technicals afford traders two levels of protection: First, the upward trendline is now almost a year old. Second, old resistance makes for new support, with the shares likely finding buying interest at about $33.50. To add a buffer for safety, I have set my stop-loss at $31.89.

In terms of setting a target, the height of the ascending triangle pattern is $8.60 (approximately $24 to $32.60). Adding $8.60 to the breakout level around $32.60 gives us a target of $41.20.

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All in all, KFY is set to continue moving higher thanks to its combination of fundamental and technical strength. What’s more, I really like that we’re only risking 8% for a potential 19% gain, better than a 2:1 risk-reward ratio.

Recommended Trade Setup:

– Buy KFY at the market price
– Set stop-loss at $31.89
– Set the price target at $41.19 for a potential 19% gain by Q2 2016 

This article was originally published on ProfitableTrading.com: A Low-Risk, High-Profit Play on the Booming Job Market​

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Hayward horror

Listen, I may dislike police with great enthusiasm…however, that does not mean I wish them injury or senseless death. The murder of this officer is fucking horrible for many reasons. 

Other than the obvious, a person lost their life in the line of duty which is commendable on every level…this only exacerbates the tension between police and the public. These cops get a psychotic idea in their head when one of their own is killed…it bolsters the “Us vs. Them” mentality and prompts them to be quicker on the trigger. Honestly, who can blame them. Then they migrate into the “See?! This is what we have to deal with on a daily basis!!!” mentality….which is bullshit since probably 80-90% of officers NEVER pull their weapons during their career.

In the end, NOTHING good comes from this or any other officer involved shooting. This is what people are so pissed about. Cops shooting people and people shooting cops. It’s fucked. 

Seems the larger issue is the accessibility of guns in this country…which is an entirely different conversation. If we got rid of guns in the hands of citizens…the cops would rarely ever need to draw their weapons…and this subject would cease to be moot subject. 

$2800/Mth To Live In Oakland - Where Cops Say Don't Bother Calling If Your Car Is Stolen
By : Zero Hedge Published on : 7/21/2015 5:57:36 PM

Over the last 5 years, rent costs in the city of Oakland have doubled. At $2,807 per month it more expensive to live in Oakland now than it was in SanFrancisco in 2012, so one would expect the city to have ‘cleaned up’, and 'be safer’? However, as SFGate reports, the city laid off 80 officers today to help eliminate a $30.5 million budget deficit, prompting the department to announce that officers would no longer be dispatched to take reports for most nonviolent crimes. “With current levels of staffing, we are unable to respond to many lower-priority calls,” said Officer Jeff Thomason, a police spokesman.

Instead, Oakland residents now have to file certain crime reports online or visit a police station. Those without a computer can ask that a blank form be mailed to them or pick one up at a library.

Over the past two years, residents have been able to go to oaklandpolice.com and report lost property, theft, vandalism, vehicle burglary and vehicle tampering. In the past, however, people could ask for an officer to come take a report. That will no longer be the case.

By Aug. 2, Oakland police intend to expand the online system - called Coplogic - so residents can report seven other types of crimes, including residential burglaries in which the suspects aren’t known.

There will be no follow-up investigation and the primary purpose for filing the report is for insurance purposes,” according to the department.

So don’t bother calling the cops for the following crimes…Oakland police now ask residents to report online:

  • Lost property
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Vehicle burglary
  • Vehicle tampering

Other crimes that will be reported online starting Aug. 2:

  • Residential burglary
  • Identity theft
  • Annoying or harassing phone calls
  • Barking dogs
  • Restraining order violations
  • Court order violations
  • Runaways

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For $2,800 per month (double what it was 5 years ago) perhaps one should expect just a little more law and a lot more order…