anonymous asked:

So you often say that SDiTs shouldn't go out in PA for a while, and many suggest starting with dogs allowed areas, but what do you think about puppy raisers for organizations like GDB, GDF, CCI, etc, where I know pups from at least GDB start (part 1)

… their PA in no-dog areas like a grocery store, and their first time going out is as young as 2-4 months depending on where they’re from; they’re organized in clubs and each do things a little differently, I guess, but the latest they (part 2)

We didn’t get the rest of this message, but I think I get what you’re saying.

The reason we recommend doing things differently is because the large service dog organizations you have mentioned use dogs that are selectively bred specifically for service dog work, are highly scrutinized and are washed out or do not get trained if there is a chance they might not be absolutely perfect (I’m following a puppy raiser whose previously raised dog was doing well with their training but ended up getting career changed because they didn’t particularly care for being groomed! such a small thing!), and begin foundation work and training practically at birth, and all the while they are under the supervision of highly experienced and skilled trainers. For them, the age at which they choose to start public access is fine if the puppy isn’t scared or disruptive.

Meanwhile– and this is not meant to offend anybody, please don’t take this personally– I would say that for a large portion of the owner trainers following this blog and taking our advice, this is not the case. For dogs that were not bred for service work, who were not exposed to everything at a young age, who may have come from shelters, who may have behavior issues that need to be worked through, who are being trained by less experienced handlers, possibly without the guidance of a professional, different approaches are needed. More time is necessary for them to be ready for public access.


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Se da quel parcheggio è uscita una Smart, e gli sono servite tre manovre, possiamo star qui tutta la mattina ma la V40 non cci sta nemmeno se la parcheggi di punta. Ora, dopo che ci hai provato inutilmente per 10 minuti d’orologio, ti levi dal cazzo, grazie?

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TRAI says no to Facebooks Free Basics, supports net neutrality

TRAIs ruling is a blow to Airtel Zero and Facebooks Free Basics platform.
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry will see an undoubtedly fiery debate on Net Neutrality and Free Basics on Thursday (AFP Photo)Before the open house discussion, TRAI had asked asked Reliance Communications to put a hold on Free Basics (previously till the time the final guidelines were laid out due to a raging controversy on net neutrality.
Read more: PHD CCI to debate Net Neutrality and Free basicsLater, the watchdog held an open house discussion on differential pricing at the PHD Chamber of Commerce in New Delhi after stakeholders and individuals had submitted their comments about differential pricing and its effects on net neutrality.
In the last few months Facebook had entered into a tussle with TRAI over Free Basics, and in the last few months, Facebook has been trying to garner support for the platform through advertising campaigns and a poll on its platform asking users to save Free Basics.
Later, reports hinted that the PMO may soon start providing first time Internet users in the country with some amount of free mobile Internet data like LPG subsidy.

Les 7 conseils à suivre avant de lancer son entreprise
Si les écueils ne manquent pas pour les créateurs d'entreprise, quelques précautions élémentaires permettent de déjouer les pièges les plus classiques.

1. Une passion  ne fait pas forcément  un bon business

«Beaucoup de personnes souhaitent créer une activité en fonction de leur centre d'intérêt. Or, ma passion n'est pas forcément celle du marché», souligne Éric Duret, responsable du service création à la chambre de commerce et d'industrie (CCI) de Bordeaux. C'est notamment vrai dans le commerce ou certaines activités de créations artisanales, la partie commerciale est souvent ignorée par les créateurs qui «négligent ce que représente un loyer et s'appuient trop souvent sur les conseils d'amis… qui ne peuvent être les seuls clients».

2. Bien identifier ses lacunes et prévoir une formation pour les combler

Créer une entreprise n'a, d'un point de vue administratif, jamais été aussi simple. Pour autant, entreprendre ne s'improvise pas. «Cette facilité, notamment dans le cas des autoentrepreneurs, peut, à tort, chez certains, laisser penser qu'il est facile d'être son propre patron», pointe Éric Duret. Dès le premier rendez-vous, Éric Duret s'efforce d'éteindre certaines lunes et de suggérer des formations pour que les créateurs comblent leurs éventuelles lacunes. Les CCI, comme les chambres de métiers, Pôle emploi et BGE (ex-Boutiques de gestion), délivrent des formations permettant aux futurs entrepreneurs les bases nécessaires à leur nouveau métier: piloter leur business. Et Éric Duret de poursuivre: «Parfois, il arrive que des projets soient bons… mais qu'ils ne sont pas portés par les bonnes personnes car elles n'ont pas les connaissances nécessaires à la gestion d'une société. Pour eux, des stages de formation existent.»

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On Day 2, teams speed dial, put batsmen off key

CHANDRAKANT SUKARE is used to turning heads in Madhya Pradesh with his raw pace, but instead wants to develop into a bowler who can move the ball. Puneet Datey has a bowling action, which is resplendent in its aesthetic appeal, starting with a run-up that’s fluid in motion, a leap that is almost equine and a strong wrist position that will leave any bowling coach gushing. But he wants to be known more as a bowler who simply takes lots of wickets.

Krishna Das neither has the pace nor the most attractive bowling action. But he swings the ball appreciably in both directions. And after a watershed season where he’s swung Assam’s fortunes around, literally, to the tune of 47 wickets and counting, everyone in the domestic circuit knows about it now.

Datey, 21, is in his third year, Sukare, 25, his first — in fact he made his first-class debut at CCI against Bengal. And both Madhya Pradesh seamers are desperate to make a mark. They have if anything played supporting if not fringe roles in their team’s progress into the knockouts this season. Das has been Assam’s story of the year — a decade after he made his first appearance for his state as a 15-year-old.

On the second day of the Ranji quarterfinals at Valsad, the 25-year-old proved a nemesis for the umpteenth opponent, rocking Punjab with another spell of enticing swing bowling. But for once he wasn’t the solo star, as a couple of other Das’s, Arup and Pallavkumar, joined in the show and shared the spoils.

Over at the CCI, meanwhile, Datey and Sakure enjoyed their own little hunting trip, led by the seasoned Ishwar Pandey, to rout Bengal for a paltry 121 and more or less seal the semifinal spot for Madhya Pradesh. It proved to be a pacer’s day out across the board, as fast bowlers, well-known and unknown, battle-hardened and wet-behind-the-ears, came to the fore. If at Vizianagram, it was Test regular Umesh Yadav bringing some respectability to Vidarbha in their clash against Saurashtra with a five-wicket haul, Ashoke Dinda and Veer Pratap Singh were the only positives for Bengal on a forgettable day in Mumbai with seven wickets between them. And by the end of the day in Valsad, India’s new ODI find, Barinder Sran had brought Punjab back into the match with a three-wicket burst in extra time.

The Bengal rout

THE CCI pitch had a green tinge from before the game, and it has retained it over the first two days. But it’s not one where fast bowlers can just roll their arm over and expect the ball to do tricks. They need to make it happen. They need to hit it hard. They need to bend their backs. And it took Pandey three overs to realize that. For the first three overs with the new-ball, the MP seamer, who enjoyed a significant stint warming the bench in the Indian dressing-room last year, seemed to be in cruise mode and hardly made an impact. Then with the first delivery of his fourth bowler, he got the ball to explode off the wicket and cut Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran in half, figuratively speaking. His follow-through took him almost till the middle of the pitch, giving away the effort he’d put into that particular delivery. He was a changed bowler from that ball onwards, and not only did he start troubling the Bengal batsmen more, Pandey also started knocking them off. He got rid of both the big names, Manoj Tiwary and Wriddhiman Saha, in the opposition line-up with deliveries that rushed them into false strokes.

Earlier in the day, Dinda had kind of shown the way by running in hard and sling-shotting deliveries on the hard pitch. But he does that anyway. It’s easy to dismiss Dinda off as a workhorse, but such is his bowling action—like a horse galloping in full steam and often losing its way—unlike Pandey who is more measured and elegant in his gait, and a smooth release at the bowling mark.Dinda and Pandey have been in and out of the Indian squad. For them each match is not just an outing to impress, it’s more about making a statement to the selectors.

While Pandey took his time, Datey seemed to have found his mark on the pitch from his first over. He kept hitting the length, just short of what you term as ‘driving range’, and dragging the batsman forward. He had Sayan Mondal dropped in his first over at slip but got his man, with a terrific delivery that pitched and smashed into the top of his stumps. He would get Easwaran too with a sharp in-cutter later in his spell, and Pankaj Shaw would fall to the same kind of ball, his bails being knocked off. Datey has been earmarked for success in MP from a young age, and apart from his action—for which he claims to receive rave reviews from all quarters—he’s coming into his own with each season.

Unlike Sukare, who didn’t take to serious cricket till he was 18. Till then an engineering degree is what he was most interested in though he did know to run in fast and hurl the ball to the other end as rapidly as be could. The son of a government teacher, the right-armer though has developed a lot more nous to his bowling as he showed against Bengal. He got rid of mainstay Sudip Chatterjee with a quick bouncer, while getting Shreyas Goswami and Dinda with fuller deliveries that moved off the wicket.

Das automaton

Being a swing bowler can be quite a hassle in India. How many ever times you knockout an opposition, you always have to share the credit with the pitch. It’s unlikely the pitch will not be mentioned as a disclaimer for your achievement. It’s like you are a pro-wrestler who apparently cannot win a bout without any outside interference—say from a valet or manager.

And the only thing you can do is to keep taking wickets, which Das has done rather remarkably this season. He’s gone about his business almost like an automaton, delivering for his team like a pre-set model who just goes about his business in any condition that comes his way. His three wickets included Mandeep Singh and Gurkeerat Singh, two regulars in the domestic circuit, feathers to a cap that is burgeoning with plaudits in this remarkable season.

Challenges before the competition panel

Ashok Chawla recently retired as chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Devender Kumar Sikri has been appointed to lead the institution. It is an opportune moment to look back at Chawla’s legacy and see what has been achieved. Also, what challenges lie ahead for the agency in charge of competition in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and with shared responsibility for delivering the government’s Digital India initiative.

Under Chawla’s chairmanship, CCI managed a significant case-load with limited resources and was successful in increasing awareness of competition issues among industry, both through outreach programmes and guidance papers, and through some of its enforcement activities. It successfully managed to allay concerns about the potential delay caused by merger control reviews, something not all new enforcers have been able to achieve. Through the publication of reasoned merger control and antitrust decisions, it increased transparency and introduced some predictability in enforcement and combination reviews. Today, CCI engages in relatively more interaction/coordination with other agencies and more discussion on the similarities and differences in ongoing cases.

Although much has been achieved, Chawla acknowledged in his outgoing interview that CCI was a “house half-built”. There are still significant challenges ahead for chairman Sikri. The principal of those challenges will be to guide CCI into the next phase of its development. This involves increasing the depth, sophistication and procedural robustness of CCI decisions (including through capacity-building). This becomes essential in light of recent judgments from CCI’s appellate body (for example, one which overturned CCI’s R6,316 crore penalty in the matter involving cement manufacturers and delivered a stinging judgment on the substance of CCI’s analysis in the Hiranandani matter). Such improvements would not only grant CCI decisions a better prospect of surviving a review by COMPAT, but very importantly they would also give them greater precedence- and deterrence-weight, resulting in better societal outcomes and more compliance.

In concrete terms, CCI needs to continue along the path of recent cases in which it demonstrated a detailed analysis of complaints, had clearly and narrowly defined theories of harm, and looked critically at all factors surrounding the case (including the nature and motivation of the complainant).

In the Intel case, CCI considered very carefully whether Intel had abused its dominance by restricting distributors from dealing with competitors, setting unrealistic targets and discriminating on price. CCI focused on whether there had been actual foreclosure in the market, which is essentially a question of whether Intel’s conduct produced anti-competitive effects that harmed consumers. CCI rejected the complaint because it did not find any harm.

In the digital cinema case, CCI rejected claims by a digital cinema provider that a consortium of Hollywood studios had abused their dominance by forcing it to comply with certain technology standards. CCI found that these standards had actually improved the quality and security of movie exhibition. This benefited rather than harmed consumers. Thus, no enforcement action was judged necessary.

In the Uber case, CCI rejected that Uber had a dominant position, in particular by discarding a dubious market report submitted by a slower-moving competitor. In doing so, it affirmed that disruptive innovation and resultant competition and innovation are good for consumers.

In the Air India case, CCI recognised that abuses of dominance are rare where consumers have choice and exercise that choice, even where the exercise of choice results in the favouring of an incumbent supplier.

These precedents exhibit a practice of clearly identifying and evaluating the potential harmful effects of each case. They show CCI is taking careful and strategic decisions on which cases to pursue, with the objectives of consumers, as opposed to competitors, in mind. And they demonstrate that CCI is not necessarily attracted to cases by the name or public profile of the investigated party. These factors are important to CCI’s continued success and should be borne in mind for the future handling of high-profile cases, such as those involving Google which concern high technology markets where vigorous competition and disruptive effects through the process of continuous innovation is commonplace.

Improving due process and procedure should also be high among chairman Sikri’s priorities, especially in light of the recent guidelines provided by COMPAT to CCI in the cement, BCCI and Hiranandani cases. There is sometimes a difficult balance to be drawn between deterrence achieved through swift decisions and procedural fairness. In combinations, the balance likely leans towards speed, whereas in investigations the balance leans towards procedural fairness. That is because the deterrence value of anti-trust decisions is significantly weakened if they are routinely overturned in appellate courts. It may have been CCI’s intention to avoid turning its process into a legalistic, or quasi-judicial one. Unfortunately for CCI, given its draconian powers, the process is necessarily quasi-judicial, even quasi-criminal. So CCI will now have to focus on ensuring that its procedure meets that standard, even if that means cases take longer.

Finally, chairman Sikri should maintain the goals of sponsoring innovation and investment, in line with the government’s objectives and the interest of consumers. His aim should be to ensure that CCI’s interventions are targeted, proportionate, and based on a solid understanding of the facts and products at issue. Ultimately, CCI will have a role in fostering market developments, such as in services or information technology, and must not stifle success and disruptive innovation.

Under Chawla’s leadership, CCI has made significant progress. I have no doubt that chairman Sikri is well placed to take on newer challenges.

The author is former advisor, Raghavan Committee on Indian Competition Law, and the World Bank Group

La Bourse de Lyon va refermer ses portes
L’association Place d’Echange, créée en 2013 pour porter un nouveau concept de marché boursier régional, va être dissoute prochainement. Elle n’a pas rencontré le succès escompté.

Initiée par la CCI de Lyon, la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie (CCI) de la région Rhône-Alpes, Lyon Place Financière & Tertiaire et la Caisse des Dépôts, et opérée par Alternativa, cette nouvelle Bourse avait vocation d’accompagner les PME dans le financement de leur développement, en rapprochant les entreprises et les investisseurs.

Las, depuis 2013, date de son ouverture elle n’a levé que 1,3 million d’euros au bénéfice de 2 entreprises et a suscité l’ouverture de discussions avec une quinzaine d’entreprises, c’est le bilan bien maigre dressé par la CCI.

Selon la CCI Lyon Métropole, «l’association n’a pas trouvé un modèle économique pérenne dans le délai qu’elle s’était donné, du fait de la forte complexité du système financier et boursier, ainsi que des temps de conversion légitimement longs des projets d’introduction portés par les entreprises».

Pression budgétaire

La CCI Lyon Métropole met une nouvelle fois en avant la pression budgétaire extrême que subissent les chambres consulaires (-38% de ressources fiscales sur 3 ans), ce qui les contraint à «réduire drastiquement leurs concours financiers, et à tailler dans le vif des projets pourtant directement créateurs de richesse pour les entreprises».

Les partenaires se disent toutefois convaincus que ce concept répond à un réel besoin des PME en capital de proximité, en complément des solutions de financement existantes. Le projet avait été unanimement plébiscité tant par les acteurs publics que privés: pouvoirs publics, investisseurs institutionnels, investisseurs individuels et entreprises. Le ministre de l’Economie et des Finances lui-même avait salué l’intérêt d’un tel concept.

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Things You Probably Did When Studying Abroad In Florence With CCI, Explained By Dogs

Things You Probably Did When Studying Abroad In Florence With CCI, Explained By Dogs

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by Morgan Barba If you’ve studied abroad in Florence, Italy, with CCI, you probably… …could speak un può italiano to the American students you met at clubs. …did this every minute of every sweaty day when you arrived in August. …understood that “O” is much, much more than just a letter. …wanted a ride on a vespa SO BAD. …went to Italian “movie nights” just to hang out with Tina. …finally mastered…

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