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03 декабря, 12:00

15 ‘Made in Russia’ holiday gifts that are not khokhloma

1. A piece of imperial porcelain Products of the Imperial Porcelain Factory. / Source: Valeriy Melnikov/RIA Novosti Looking for something beautiful, fragile and tasteful with a lot of history? Try a piece of Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain. This porcelain factory, founded in St. Petersburg in 1744 by Empress Elizabeth, still produces items using traditional methods as well as with modern porcelain techniques. There are items available for every budget. Choose something from the 2017 “Red” New Year’s collection or a piece of the “cobalt net” dinnerware set — the factory’s most iconic pattern. 2. Tabani socks Tabani socks / Source: Press Photo These handmade socks are not only high-quality and stylish — they also support Russian retirees. Tabani socks, notable for their beautiful patterns, are knitted by retired ladies from the region of Udmurtia. The project gives them some additional income and a way to feel useful. The grandmothers of Udmurtia are a particularly active bunch — the region is also home to the Buryanovskyie Babushki, who won second place at the 2012 Eurovision competition! Each pair of socks is unique and costs less than 20 euros. 3. A Raketa watch Watches at the Raketa watch company museum. / Source: Vladimir Astapkovich/RIA Novosti The Raketa watch factory once made timepieces for everyone in the Soviet Union. In 2009, the factory was bought by French national Jacques von Polier, who modernized and continued the production. Today it is one of the few manufacturers in the world that produces its own watch mechanisms from A to Z, including the spiral and balance spring. Designs are updated on a regular basis. 4. HALF&KULACHEK dishes HALF&KULACHEK dishes / Source: Press Photo These dishes designed by Anna Kulachek are produced and decorated by hand at the legendary Gzhel Association factory. The concept is part of a special project developed by AD Russia magazine that works to integrate folk crafts with modern design. 5. Pure Love cosmetics Pure Love cosmetics / Source: Press Photo Russia’s organic cosmetics market is developing rapidly and mass-market products such as Natura Siberica can be found in many European shops. Higher-end, niche cosmetics from Russia also make great gifts. The Pure Love line of natural cosmetics is based on the principles of corneotherapy and designed to activate the natural process of skin regeneration. The brand has already won the admiration of Moscow's trendsetters and beauty editors. Natural ingredients, essential oils and botanicals are used to create the products. All the company’s facial creams have a six-month expiration date and must be kept in the refrigerator. 6. The GRUNGE JOHN ORCHESTRA. EXPLOSION backpack The GRUNGE JOHN ORCHESTRA. EXPLOSION backpack / Source: Press Photo This Russian indie brand produces items that combine technology, functionality, innovation and style. The brand's “new urbanism” philosophy is clear in its merchandise. Each item has a function, but also history and character. The company’s unique color palette is produced with the help of complex coloring processes. 7. Belyovsky marshmallows Marshmallows / Source: Lori/Legion-Media Belyovsky marshmallows, just like the company’s thicker “pastille” candies, are handmade in the town of Belyov (180 miles south of Moscow) with old Russian technologies that do not use artificial additives. Belyovsky marshmallows are particularly soft and have a fine, balanced taste. Unfortunately, food products cannot be ordered online and shipped abroad, so obtaining these marshmallows will require a Russia-based friend. 8. The Constructivist Moscow mug The Constructivist Moscow mug / Source: Press Photo Heart of Moscow, a young brand of designer gifts, offers a vast array of notebooks, pins, magnets, socks and mittens featuring symbols of Moscow and Soviet images. The company also sells a skateboard made in collaboration with the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. A classic gift to please everyone on your list is the company’s mug decorated with examples of Moscow architecture. 9. Maria Stern pearl earrings Maria Stern pearl earrings / Source: Press Photo Thanks to social networks, this jewelry brand already has an  army of admirers. The items are sold in concept stores, as well as in Moscow's largest department store, TsUM. Items with large pearls are exceptionally popular, including: cuffs, mono earrings and rings. The jewelry can be bought through the brand's Instagram page. 10. Foma children's felt boots The Foma children's felt boots / Source: Press Photo The Foma factory in Magnitogorsk (1,00 miles east of Moscow) produces a modern version of the traditional Russian footwear, valenki. These heavy boots have non-slip rubber soles with a protector, are made of natural felt, insulated with natural fur and meet orthopedic standards. They can handle temperatures of up to -40 degrees. 11. The Rosol sweater The Rosol sweater / Source: Press Photo This sweater has a high neck and is made of soft, warm merino wool. Mischievous reindeer are framed by decorations inspired by old Slavic patterns. The sweater is already worn by Russian rock stars. It comes in both men's and women's versions. 12. Shusha toys Shusha toys / Source: Press Photo For several years, Shusha has been the poster child for contemporary Russian design. Created by designer Anastasia Scherbakova and architect Vasily Perfiev, the toys are intentionally minimalistic, alluding to the figurative language of the 1920s avant-garde. 13. Woodsun glasses Woodsun glasses / Source: Press Photo For those who do not need warm gifts from Russia, try a pair of sunglasses made of natural wood. This original, high-quality Russian designer product has won the hearts of fashion buffs all over the world, including model Elena Perminova and fashion blogger Sofi Valkers. 14. The AES+F silk scarf The AES+F silk scarf / Source: Press Photo This ideal scarf for art lovers was created by the Russian art group AES+F, whose works are exhibited all over the world. The design is based on their famous "Islamic project.” In the project, the group created a series of images depicting international cities in which elements of Islamic architecture have integrated with Western ones. 15. The 'Alexander Rodchenko. Photography- Art' Album The 'Alexander Rodchenko. Photography- Art' Album / Source: Press Photo Russians consider a book to be the best possible gift.  This wonderful album dedicated to the works of legendary avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko is perfect for both art lovers and those who are interested in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union. The publication’s texts are in English.

02 декабря, 16:58

Lockheed (LMT) Unit Wins $133M Air Force Deal for C-130J

Lockheed Martin Corp.'s (LMT) unit, Aeronautics, has won a modification contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide two U.S. government-configured C-130J-30 aircraft.

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01 декабря, 22:24

Global Growth: The *Old* Normal?

Alexander Naumov at Bank Underground. Global growth: The *old* normal?: “Too slow for too long”, referring to global GDP growth, was the title of a recent IMF publication. But is world economic growth really that slow? Looking at the data...

01 декабря, 17:21

American Eagle (AEO) Q3 Earnings in Line; Stock Plunges

American Eagle (AEO) posted in-line earnings and sales in the third-quarter fiscal 2016, wherein both metrics increased on a year-over-year basis.

29 ноября, 19:01

Scandal-hit Park ‘willing to resign’

SOUTH Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is willing to resign early and let parliament decide her fate, she said yesterday. Her critics said the move was a bid to delay impending impeachment. Park has been

22 ноября, 22:23

Future of Clean Energy ETFs in Trump Era

Outlook for clean energy investing looks uncertain with Trump in power and volatile oil price.

22 ноября, 21:48

Transform Your Business--and Your Life--in 3 Steps

As entrepreneurs, we want to transform--ourselves, our companies and the key people around us--into greatness so we can provide tremendous value and lead great lives. It's a tall order, isn't it? Especially when we're so busy working in our businesses that we can easily lose sight of the big picture vision of what it means to be valuable, successful and happy. Kute Blackson may have the key to making it all happen. Blackson is a world-class "transformational expert" who helps companies, professionals and celebrities break through their barriers and reach previously untapped levels of personal and professional success. He's also the author of the book You.Are.The.One. Blackson recently shared with me three ways business owners can maximize the value in their companies and their lives. 1. Stop giving others power over you--and start taking control of your life and work. It's all too easy to fall into a false mindset that life is something that happens to us. This is even the case among entrepreneurs, who are known for creating and getting things done. "It's very common to hear a business owner say something like 'I'm upset because my employee did XYZ', or 'the government did XYZ'. And as people, we get upset because of the weather or something our spouse said," notes Blackson. When we do that, he says, we effectively hand over power and control to people and forces other than ourselves--and reduce our ability, both real and perceived, to affect change. We also spend our energy trying to change the problem we see--trying to make the other person or situation change so we can feel better. Instead, he says, focus on your own expectations and reactions and how you can change and adapt to get to your goal. "We always have control over, and choice over, how we respond to life and people and moments and situations," says Blackson. One major area to take notice of, and responsibility for, is our thoughts. Blackson explains it this way: "One of the key questions I've found that's really helped me stay focused and present in the midst of life and building a business is asking myself, 'where is my attention focused right now?'. Because many times our attention starts wandering into all sorts of stories and patterns and places--the past, the future. And we start thinking 'What I should have done? What could I have done? Why did I make that decision?' Before you know it, we spin ourselves into a negative future fantasy or we're stuck in a projection of the past and we're not fully present and productive in the moment." 2. Shift your definition of success. Blackson notes that many business owners, even hugely successful ones, don't feel successful and happy even though they've accomplished their biggest goals. Often this is because they're not actually living in ways that reflect who they really are or want to be. "To me real success is really about who you've become in the process of building. The question I like to ask people is: Who are you becoming, on a daily basis? Are you growing, are you evolving, are you constantly stretching yourself and becoming the most authentic version of yourself and learning lessons along the way?," says Blackson. "Because I believe then that no matter what, you are succeeding." His advice: Take the time to define who you really are--not who you may have been told you should be. "If we don't define ourselves then there will be no shortage of people--society, media, culture, parents--that will define it for us. I think part of a successful life is really living life in your own way, for you." 3. Give away lots of value to others--for free. As business owners, we tend to believe that if a customer, client or prospects wants something from us, then they should pay us for it. But Blackson argues that we'll be happier and more financially successful if we give away some of our high-value offerings for free. In his case, that can mean offering free videos, webinars, ebooks and other content in which he offers detailed, step-by-step advice. This leads to some massive business benefits: It positions you as the go-to expert. Says Blackson: "If they get value from you for free, then when they want to go a step further and do more, who are they going to think of first? Who do they have a relationship with who's also been positioned in their mind as an expert that they trust? It's not the guy down the street." It makes you more innovative. If you give away some or all of your "best material," then you have to up your game even more to create the amazing products or services or experiences that you'll charge for. "It causes you as an entrepreneur to grow and evolve and innovate," says Blackson. Take charge of your business and your life to excel at both. Check out the insights, tactics and actionable strategies from today's top entrepreneurs at AES Nation. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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10 ноября, 00:25

Clash Of The Sequels: 'Rock On 2' Vs 'Chaar Sahibzaade' 2

Two sequels are taking on Bollywood hits 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and 'Shivaay' in India this weekend.

08 ноября, 17:12

4 Smart Ways to Create Connections That Boost Your Business

It's time to stop trying to differentiate the product or service you offer and start differentiating yourself. Let's face facts: Your product or service is probably a commodity (or rapidly becoming one). A superior offering--assuming you've got one--is not enough to cut through the noise, especially when the average consumer is exposed to thousands of marketing messages a day. That means you must make yourself your biggest differentiator by becoming intriguing and distinctive in the marketplace. Potential clients and customers are looking for a personal connection in their interactions -- they want to buy from a person or group that stands out in some way and who connects to them emotionally. In short, you need to be known and liked to hit it out of the park these days. "I see a lot of great business ideas go right down the toilet because no one cares that a product or service is marginally better or even substantially better. People are doing business with the people that they trust," says Jordan Harbinger, creator of coaching firm The Art of Charm, which helps clients build confidence, communicate better and create high-quality networks of influencers. Here are four of Harbinger's top strategies for creating connections that build trust -- and, ultimately, generate more business. 1. Rethink your network. Many of us don't automatically gravitate toward networking and forging connections. In part, that's because we don't always realize how connected we are, or we get so busy that we forget how big and diverse our networks really are. That's why Harbinger in his training sessions has entrepreneurs spend 30 to 45 minutes simply writing down everyone they can remember -- from their childhood to the present day. The goal isn't to build a big list of people to sell to -- it's to recognize how many people are in your orbit, who they are and what they do. (You'll see why in the next step.) 2. Be a connector. How many times have you met someone at a business event and when they tell you what they do, your first thought is, "I don't need that kind of help" and you move on? By thinking only in terms of what you might be able to get from new contacts, you miss a huge opportunity to build important connections. Instead, says Harbinger, try developing relationships between people in your network -- making introductions and being the catalyst for others to connect. By being a connector, you serve as a bridge between people who could greatly benefit by knowing each other. The benefits of being a connector are potentially huge. For one, you quickly become known as someone who is "plugged in" -- an influencer who can bring value to people's lives. That earns you big-time trust and credibility points. You also get to leverage the law of reciprocity, which essentially says that when you offer to help someone solve a problem, they naturally feel compelled to return the favor by helping you -- either directly or by introducing you to someone who can help you meet your objectives. In my case, I've introduced major players in the financial services industry, which in turn has lead to them giving me introductions that have meant big money to my coaching business. 3. Don't assume being a connector will eat up all your time. It won't. Entrepreneurs worry that they'll be buried in to-do lists if they offer their help too much. Not so, says Harbinger. Your role as a connector is not to try to directly help everyone you meet but rather to introduce people you know and trust who could then help each other. You're the hub. As a result, making introductions is easier and less time consuming than many business owners assume. Often all it takes are some emails. Provide a little bit of background and framing for why you're connecting the people and wish them well (you can even ask that they not include you in their replies going forward). That said, it pays to get out of your chair now and then and make some face-to-face connections. Harbinger and I participate in various mastermind groups where like-minded entrepreneurs meet, connect and share success strategies. In-person connections are very powerful and amazing things can happen when you're in a room with the right people. One meeting netted four new contacts that will eventually be worth several hundreds of thousands of dollars. 4. Make networking a habit. The path to being a great networker and connector is the same one it takes to get to Carnegie Hall: practice! Harbinger points out that the reason most entrepreneurs struggle with networking is that they always find ways to put it on the back burner. Instead, make a connection or help someone in your network at least once a day. It can be as basic as introducing two people who might benefit by knowing each other. The key is to make this type of behavior habitual (and remember, it's not a time suck). Once you do that, building connections becomes painless and automatic. Every day at AES Nation, top entrepreneurs share their best strategies, tactics and advice for achieving the highest levels of success and performance in business and in life. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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07 ноября, 01:19

Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma And Aishwarya Reach New Peaks

Bollywood hits 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and 'Shivaay' easily beat new Hollywood releases.

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05 ноября, 04:06

Has Your Computer Been Hacked Without You Knowing It?

Think your computer has been hacked? Here's how to tell for sure whether your system's been compromised, and what you should do to minimize the damage.

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04 ноября, 16:17

AES Corp. (AES) Misses Q3 Earnings, Keeps '16 View (Revised)

The AES Corporation's (AES) third-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings per share of 32 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 33 cents by a penny.

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04 ноября, 14:33

AES Corp. (AES): In-Line Q3 Earnings, Misses Sales Estimate

AES Corp.'s (AES) earnings came in line with the consensus earnings estimate.

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04 ноября, 12:24

S. Korea president says scandal 'my fault', denies cult links

SOUTH Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday agreed to be questioned in a formal corruption probe, portraying herself as an over-trusting, "lonely" leader who dropped her guard with a close friend arrested

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04 ноября, 01:23

Karan Johar And Ajay Devgn Set To Continue Their Hot Streaks In India

Bollywood hits 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' and 'Shivaay' are running hot after dominating the Diwali holidays in India.

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03 ноября, 19:29

Future Physicians' Demands For National Health Insurance

Medical students are becoming strong advocates all over the country for expanded and improved Medicare for All. Spurred on by their increasing awareness of the restricted access, unaffordability, and inequities keeping many Americans from necessary health care, they are organizing and making their voices heard about the urgency of real health care reform. With the co-sponsorship of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), White Coats for Black Lives, and many regional and local groups, a good example of their activism was the Halloween Day event in Boston a few days ago, which they dubbed #TreatNotTrick. Donning their white coats, often with Halloween costumes, they staged a public demonstration and call-in asking Rep.Mike Capuano to co-sponsor the single-payer bill in the House, H. R. 676. Their message is that private health insurance is a trick, and that they just want to treat patients in a fair system of universal coverage of health care for all Americans. (Kirchner, E. Let's treat our patients, not trick them with private insurance. Common Dreams, October 27, 2016) The Boston event was part of the Second Annual Medicare-for-All National Day of Action put on by Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). Similar events were held from California to Minnesota to Tennessee on no fewer than 33 medical campuses. In Ohio, medical students visited Sen. Sherrod Brown's office urging him to sponsor a single-payer bill in the Senate. In Philadelphia, they rallied to memorialize the lives lost because of being uninsured or underinsured. Their message is clear--private health insurance is a trick that erects barriers to care. (Ibid) Today's medical students, altruistic as so many are, see a medical profession caught up in a medical-industrial complex controlled by large corporations ranging from the insurance industry to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The business model prevails--profits and revenue for corporate CEOs and their shareholders call the tune. Medical students are seeing that almost two-thirds of physicians are now employed by big organizations, mostly expanding hospital systems. They see the decline of small group practice and the professional autonomy of earlier years diminished. They see an increasingly fragmented system with erosion of continuity of care amidst frequent changes of insurance coverage, narrowed and changing networks, and patients losing choice of physicians and hospitals. And they hear about earlier retirements and increasing burnout of physicians trying to keep up with the paperwork and bureaucracy of today's multi-payer, largely for-profit system. Medical students and their colleagues in other health professions are looking for a simplified system with universal access for all Americans to necessary care based on the principle that health care is a human right. That approach has been adopted for many years, in one way or another, by almost all advanced countries, while the U. S. remains by far the most expensive system with worse access and quality of care than most of these countries. A sizable majority of Americans have favored national health insurance for many years, usually including about three of five respondents to national surveys. A 2008 survey of more than 2,200 U. S. physicians in 13 specialties also favored NHI. (1) Activist positions for single-payer NHI have been taken in recent years by a growing number of professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Women's Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American Nurses Association. Jean Ross, co-president of National Nurses United, recently had this to say about the rapidly increasing insurance premiums in 2017 under the Affordable Care Act: The [just announced] premium increases are outrageous and just the most recent sign of a broken, dysfunctional healthcare system. (2) Medical students and other young health professionals are right in calling single-payer national health insurance (NHI), or Medicare for All, an urgent need. They are the future of health care in this country. Those of us in older generations welcome their empathy and caring in leading toward health care reform. NHI, as soon as it is enacted, will deliver a better system for both patients and health professionals--one based on a service ethic that will transition over 15 years to a not-for-profit system. It would have simplified administration allowing physicians and other health professionals more time for direct patient care, the essential purpose of the medical profession. John Geyman, M.D. is the author of The Human Face of ObamaCare: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next and How Obamacare is Unsustainable: Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution For All Americans visit: http://www.johngeymanmd.org 1. Carroll, AE, Ackermann, RT. Support for national health insurance among U. S. physicians: five years later. Ann Intern Med 1481: 566-6-567, 2008 http://annals.org/aim/article/716921/support-national-health-insurance-among-u-s-physicians-national-survey 2. Queally, J. 'Get the insurance companies the hell out' of our health care system. Common Dreams, October 25, 2016 http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/25/get-insurance-companies-hell-out-healthcare-system -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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03 ноября, 19:19

5 Utility Stocks to Buy Ahead of their Q3 Earnings Releases

Utility stocks have been a safe haven for risk-averse investors given the regulated nature of their business.

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03 ноября, 17:14

Why AES Corp. (AES) Might Surprise This Earnings Season

Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and The AES Corporation (AES) may be one such company

16 июля 2015, 22:32

Дэвид Юли Леви - первый еврей, избранный в Сенат США.

Про негров-конфедератов в связи с последними новостями из США было сказано немало. О евреях, воевавших или просто трудившихся на благо старого доброго Дикси известно меньше. Кое у кого может вызвать разрыв шаблона факт, что высокопоставленные евреи были именно в правительстве и законодательных органах столь любимой (почему-то) расистами Конфедерации, а отнюдь не у северян. Про Джуду Бенджамина я уже рассказывал. И своём рассказе упоминал вскользь о дяде Бенджамина Дэвиде Юли Леви. Сейчас остановимся на его личности подробнее.Итак, знакомьтесь:Дэвид Леви Юли (David Levy Yulee, родился в 1810 году на острове Сент-Томас (один из Виргинских островов), умер в 1886 году в Нью-Йорке) - американский политик, первый еврей, избранный в Сенат США.Отец Дэвида был очень интересной личностью. Его звали Моше Элиас Леви (1781 - 1854). Моше был марокканский еврей из семьи, перебравшейся на Виргинские острова, в те времена принадлежавшие Дании. Его отец был мусульманином по фамилии Юли, а мать еврейкой. Моше изменил свою фамилию на Леви - фамилию деда. Он родился на острове Сент-Эстатиус, как и его жена Хана. Кроме Дэвида у супругов было четверо детей.В 1800 Моше переехал из Гибралтара на остров Сент-Томас. Он сделал свое состояние на торговле древесиной на островах Карибского моря. Затем он перебрался в США и купил около 100,000 акров земли, в том числе участок земли площадью 50,000 акров (20,000 га) недалеко от Джексонвилла, штат Флорида.Он пытался создать там первое в США сельскохозяйственное поселение для евреев из Восточной Европы. Это хозяйство называлось Новое паломничество для преследуемых евреев (возле нынешнего городка Миканопи). К 1823 там жил 21 еврей - беженец из Европы. Плантация была в основном разрушена во время Второй войны с семинолами.Моше был влиятельным аболюционистом сторонником отмены рабства. Он обосновывал необходимость отменить рабство Талмудом. Талмудом, Карл! И написал план борьбы за отмену рабства, изданный в Лондоне в 1828 году. Много сделал для народного образования в штате Флорида.А сын пошёл немного другим путём.Родители Дэвида развелись, когда он был ребёнком, и он провел свои первые годы с матерью в Сент-Томасе.В 1819 году был отправлен с опекуном, Моисеем Майерсом, в США в Норфолк, штат Вирджиния, чтобы посещать частную школу. Изучал право в колледже в Санкт-Августине, штат Флорида. В 1836 году был принят в коллегию адвокатов в том же городеВ 1846 году он женился на Нэнни (Ненси) Кристиан Виклифф (годы жизни 1823 - 1880), дочери бывшего губернатора Кентукки Чарльза Виклиффа и добавил к своей фамилии "Юли" - имя одного из своих предков. Он сам не крестился, но вёл христианский образ жизни и своих детей воспитал как христиан. Впрочем, антисемитов это не останавливало и они нападали на него всю жизнь.С своим отцом-евреем Дэвид тоже не ладил. И по причине своей симпатии к христианству. И по причине разногласий по вопросу об отношении к рабству и к Конфедерации. Когда сын примкнул к мятежникам, Моше с ним окончательно разругался.Дэвид был лидером кампании за учреждение штата. В 1838 году участвовал в конституционном конвенте Флориды. Служил в законодательном органе территории Флориды в 1841 году. С 1841 по 1845 год он был делегатом территории Флорида в Конгрессе США.Когда Флорида была принята в США в 1845 году в качестве отдельного штата, он стал одним из двух сенаторов от него и первым евреем, избранными в Сенат Соединенных Штатов. Он был избран от демократической партии в 1845 году и заседал в Сенате до 1851, а затем переизбран еще на один срок с 1855 по 1861 года - до начала Гражданской войны.В 1851 году Дэвид с семьёй приобрёл сахарную плантацию площадью в 5000 акров (20 кв. километров). Плантация была разрушена в ходе боёв Гражданской войны. Её остатки нынче являются местной достопримечательностью.Остатки "сахарной мельницы" Юли во Флориде.Юли был энергичным сторонником рабства и отделения рабовладельческих штатов. Он вошёл в Конгресс Конфедерации во время Гражданской войны.После войны в 1865 году он просидел девять месяцев за "измену и мятеж" в тюрьме в Форте Пуласки (штат Джорджия), после чего был помилован.Выйдя на свободу, Юли занялся строительством железной дороги во Флориде и занимал пост президента Флориды железнодорожной компании (по 1866 год), а также президента Железнодорожной компании полуострова, Тропической флоридской железнодорожной компании и Железнодорожной компании Фернандина и Джексонвилла.Названный "Отцом железных дорог Флориды," Дэвид Юли переехал в Вашингтон, округ Колумбия, в 1880 году. Он умер в Нью-Йорке, 10 октября 1886 года и был похоронен на кладбище Дубовый холм (Oak Hill) в Вашингтоне.Надгробие Дэвида Леви Юли и его жены .В честь Дэвида Леви Юли во Флориде назван город Юли и округ Леви.Составлено по:1. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/yulee.html2. http://www.urklhcx.ejwiki.org/wiki/%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8_%D0%AE%D0%BB%D0%B8,_%D0%94%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B43. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Levy_YuleeЕщё фото сенатора Дэвида Леви Юли:1. Фото из Библиотеки Конгресса США.2. Фото, сделанное Мэтью Брейди. Между 1860 и 1865.3. В последние годы своей жизни.

31 мая 2015, 17:58

Makani Power выкатил 600 kW кайт-ветрогенератор

Originally posted by vladimir690 at Makani Power выкатил 600 kW кайт-ветрогенераторНа афтешоке уже была новость про тестирование 30 kW ветрогенератора от Makani Power.Вот видео, которое даёт некоторое представление о его работе:Теперь Google выкатил 600 kW кайт.Сейчас его устанавливают и тестируют отдельные подсистемы. Только после этого его поднимут вверх для того чтобы испытать в режиме генерации электроэнергии.Каковы же преимущества данного типа ветрогенерации перед традиционными ветряками?1. Кайт можно поднять гораздо выше, чем обычную турбину. На большей высоте ветра более сильные и постоянные. Рабочая высота 600 kW кайта лежит в диапазоне 140-310 метров. Соответственно КИУМ кайта увеличится довольно значительно по сравнению с обычной турбиной.2. За счёт более равномерной генерации (ветра на больших высотах более постоянные) сглаживается кривая выдаваемой мощности. Соответственно падает нагрузка на резервные генерирующие мощности.3. У кайта и наземной станции гораздо меньшая материалоёмкость, чем у обычного ветряка. Вместе с повышенным КИУМ это даст существенное сокращение стоимости киловатта выработанной электроэнергии. Заявляют, что стоимость сократится в 2 раза.4. Кайт существенно расширит географию использования ветра, за счёт того, что сможет дотянуться до него даже в тех местах, где ветрякам не хватает высоты. Но не только поэтому кайты смогут устанавливаться в местах считавшихся ранее бесперспективными. У них гораздо большая выработка энергии при той же скорости ветра по сравнению с ветряком той же установленной мощности:Вобщем, с моей точки зрения проект очень интересный. А с учётом того, что за это дело взялся Google данный тип генерации имеет очень большие шансы на успешное развитие.Больше инфы здесь:https://plus.google.com/+makani/postshttp://www.google.com/makani/Интересно также сравнить размеры 600 kW ветряка и 600 kW кайта.Размах крыла кайта - 25-28 метров. Высота наземной станции 15-20 метров.Теперь 600 kW турбина:http://aes.by/upload/iblock/8da/8da189de7d24ae72f515ffc22d656bc2.pdfДлина лопасти - 19.2 метра. Таких лопастей нужно 3.Высота до центра ротора - 38,5/48,5 метров.Материалоёмкость кайта как минимум в 2 раза меньше. При этом выработка энергии у кайта существенно выше, т.к. он работает на высоте 140-310 метров, а турбина на высоте 30-68 метров. Плюс к этому максимум выработки у кайта происходит при скорости ветра 11,5 м/с, а у турбины при 14 м/с.Вобщем, преимущество впечатляет. Как считаете проект makani и google взлетит?Источник :http://aftershock.su/?q=node/311722