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Дюпон
DuPont (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, произносится Дюпон) — американская химическая компания, одна из крупнейших в мире. Входит в список Fortune 1000 по итогам 2008 года (81-е место). Штаб-квартиры — в Уилмингтоне, штат Делавэр и в Женеве (Швейцария). Основана в 1802 го ...

DuPont (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, произносится Дюпон) — американская химическая компания, одна из крупнейших в мире. Входит в список Fortune 1000 по итогам 2008 года (81-е место). Штаб-квартиры — в Уилмингтоне, штат Делавэр и в Женеве (Швейцария).

Основана в 1802 году как предприятие по производству пороха.

По данным рейтинга Toxic 100, формируемого Political Economy Research Institute (США), на август 2013 года DuPont находилась на 1-м месте среди компаний, в наибольшей степени загрязняющих окружающую среду в США.

Председатель совета директоров, президент и главный управляющий компании — Аурелия Дюпон (Aurelia Dupont).

 

Деятельность

DuPont выпускает широкий спектр химических материалов, ведя обширные инновационные исследования в этой области. Компания является изобретателем множества уникальных полимерных и иных материалов, среди которых неопрен, нейлон, тефлон, кевлар, майлар, тайвек и др. Компания была разработчиком и основным производителем фреонов, используемых в производстве холодильных устройств.

В 1968 году компания представила первый в мире полностью автоматизированный дискретный химический анализатор для крови и сыворотки под торговой маркой aca® analyzer. В 2004 году DuPont продала свой текстильный бизнес компании Koch Industries, уступив вместе с ним и одну из своих самых успешных марок — «лайкра».

Численность персонала — 70 000 (2012 год). Выручка компании в 2005 году составила $26,6 млрд.

«Дюпоновским» напалмом и дефолиантами пользовалась армия США во время войны во Вьетнаме.

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21 января, 02:42

Pro-Weed Group In D.C. Gives Away More Than 8,000 Joints On Inauguration Day

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A group that worked to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C., handed out thousands of joints in the city on Inauguration Day to support the reform of federal cannabis law. Members of the group DCMJ began their giveaway, called #Trump420, early Friday at Dupont Circle, a historic downtown neighborhood filled with restaurants and shops just a mile from President Donald Trump’s new digs at the White House. Amanda Frizz, a 26-year-old DCMJ activist, told The Huffington Post that by 11:30 a.m., the group had given away their entire stash of more than 8,000 joints ― almost double their giveaway goal of 4,200. “We want to make America kind again,” Frizz said. “We want people to be open-hearted and not judgmental. That happened today.” Frizz said volunteers began rolling the joints at least three weeks ago, and used 10 pounds of weed donated by local growers. Late in the morning, some of the activists broke away from the marijuana giveaway to march toward the inauguration ceremony, where they lit up their joints 4 minutes and 20 seconds into Trump’s inauguration speech. Frizz said the group smoke session resulted in zero arrests. Cannabis reform is not a partisan issue, it's an American issue! #Trump420 #Inauguration #MAGA pic.twitter.com/BInDmkvxJt— DCMJ (@DCMJ2014) January 20, 2017 The free distribution of weed is perfectly legal under D.C. law, which allows people to possess up to two ounces of the drug, but bars smoking it in public places or selling it. “We’re trying to show that cannabis is an issue that is an American issue,” DCMJ co-founder Nikolas Schiller told The Huffington Post. “It’s non-partisan, and we believe that we can make millions of jobs happen, increase tax revenue for states and help fix the broken criminal justice system.” Marijuana remains banned under federal law, and activists said they feared the Trump administration would revive enforcement in states and localities that have legalized it. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s pick for attorney general, has been an outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_2'),onPlayerReadyVidible); “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” Sessions said in a Senate hearing in April. “We need grown-ups in charge in Washington saying marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought to be minimized, that it is in fact a very real danger.” Schiller said he hopes the new president will use his business background to reap tax revenue and promote jobs that would flow from legalized marijuana. “He has the opportunity to make America great again by allowing Americans to grow what George Washington once grew, which is cannabis,” Schiller said. Giant pot leaf mascot Hempy, a member of the pro-weed group Delaware NORML, said he hoped the weed giveaway would boost attention for nationwide marijuana legalization. “It’s a plant,” Hempy told HuffPost. “And I feel that if you can grow tomatoes, why can’t you grown cannabis, you know?” Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in February that he favors medical marijuana “100 percent,” but called Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry “a real problem.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5728d2d1e4b016f37893a9c2,580f739de4b000d0b158acf8,585995a9e4b0de3a08f33ad5 -- 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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20 января, 21:53

DuPont: The Year 2016 In Review

After a disappointing 2015, DuPont performed better in the first 9 months of 2016. Although competitive pressure continues to weigh, DuPont managed to revive its growth in the third quarter with higher volumes more than offsetting a decline in pricing. However, this revival could be temporary.

20 января, 18:26

Will Material ETFs Sustain Their Rally as Q4 Earnings Unfold?

Material ETFs might struggle to hold onto gains in the coming days as an earnings beat is unlikely for most of the companies.

20 января, 14:38

DuPont (DD) Q4 Preview: Another Earnings Beat in Store?

DuPont (DD) is gearing up to release its fourth-quarter 2016 results ahead of the bell on Jan 24.

18 января, 11:05

Начало кампании 1807 года. Сражение при Морунгене

С первых дней 1807 года война между Францией и Россией была продолжена. Французский император Наполеон со своим штабом остановился в Варшаве и занимался польскими делами: создавал польскую армию, 14 января был провозглашен декрет о создании Временного польского правительства.

18 января, 04:48

Начало кампании 1807 года. Сражение при Морунгене

В начале 1807 года русскую армию вместо графа Каменского возглавил генерал Леонтий Беннигсен. Новый главнокомандующий начал наступательное движение в сторону устья Вислы, чтобы не пустить французов в Кёнигсберг и Пиллау, что нарушало сухопутный путь в Данциг и усиливало позиции противника на Балтике. Также Кёнигсберг был важной базой, где находились запасы военных материалов и продовольствия.

17 января, 12:58

Когда состоятся президентские выборы во Франции?

​Президентские выборы во Франции 2017 года будут проводиться в два тура.

15 января, 22:01

Зубная паста как грандиознейшая афера XX-го века

Все больше ученых склоняются к мнению, что фторирование является одним из самых грандиозных обманов в истории человечества.Зубные пасты, вода, насыщенная фтором, пастилки и мармеладки с фторидом натрия… Мы уверены, что это приносит пользу, обогащает зубную эмаль фтором, сохраняя наши зубы здоровыми и красивыми. На протяжении десятилетий ведущие ученые говорили о пользе фтора, велась пропаганда зубных паст с фтором, фторирование воды рекомендовалось и использовалось повсеместно. Правда же в том, что бизнес на фтор и фторировании – это миллиарды долларов ежегодно.Концерны давно уже смекнули, что лучший способ избавится от отходов промышленного производства — продать их людям, чтобы они эту гадость потребили внутрь, то есть съели. Одним из самых вопиющих глобальных преступлений этого рода — это программа фторирование воды и производство зубных паст на Западе.Токсические фториды начали накапливаться в огромных количествах при развёртывании производства атомных бомб в рамках «Проекта Манхеттен». В штате Нью-Джерси на свалках химического концерна «Дюпон де Немур» накопились горы токсических фторидов, они стали смываться дождями и попадать в почву.Сразу вокруг пожухла и погибла вся растительность и домашние животные. Жители подали на компанию «Дюпон» в суд. Концерн кое-как отмахался от истцов и тут же нанял технологов и врачей с заданием найти фториду какое-либо «лечебное применение». Так в пожарном порядке была высосана из пальца фальшивка о том, что фторид укрепляет зубы.В итоге концерн «Дюпон» получил идеальную возможность избавляться от токсических отходов, продавая для внутреннего потребления.Миллиарды людей пьют с водой и едят с зубной пастой фторид натрия. Хотя фторид натрия не укрепил зубы ещё ни одному человеку. Единственным выгодополучателем оказался «Дюпон», который с тех пор и по сегодняшний день продаёт свой токсический отход по цене чистого золота и очищает свои токсические свалки путём пропуска химотходов через организмы миллиардов людей.Большинство станций фторирования воды работают по такой схеме. Сульфат алюминия и фториды смешиваются, образуется токсический фторид алюминия. Который и «укрепляет» наши зубы. При этом алюминий является абсолютно инородным элементом для живого организма. Смертельная доза алюминия для человека – 1 грамм!Фторид алюминия токсичен для почек и практически не выводится из организма. Накапливаясь в головном мозгу, соли алюминия вызывают болезнь Альцгеймера – страшный недуг, преждевременный старческий маразм.Фторид выпитой воды или из зубной пасты быстро всасывается в организм человека и по большей части концентрируется в местах скопления кальция, в костях и зубах. Даже всего 20-40 мг фторида в день ингибирует работу очень важного фермента фосфатазы, который необходим для кальциевого обмена. В результате фторид визуально утолщает кости, но при этом делает им хрупкими и ломкими, так как алюминий как более активный в химическом отношении металл вытесняет из соединений менее активные – кальций и магний.В начале 1980-х годов было обнаружено, что фторид вызывает множественные костные деформации, в том числе и пяточных шпор. Несколько исследований связали рост переломов шейки бедра с потреблением фтора. Национальная лаборатория Агонны (США) в 1988 году опубликовала исследование о том, что фториды превращают нормальные клетки в раковые.Японские исследовательские центры показали, что фториды вызывают не только превращение нормальных клеток в раковые, но и генетические повреждают клетки плода, поэтому они очень вредны беременным женщинам, особенно в первом триместре.Исследование компании «Проктер и Гэмбл» доказало, что концентрация фторида даже в 50 % концентрации, содержащейся в питьевой воде, вызывает очевидные генетические повреждения. В культурах тканей человека и подопытных мышей фторид натрия, которым мы с подачи «Дюпона» тарательно укрепляем зубную эмаль, вызывает хромосомные абберации.А еще из доказанных лабораторным путем ужасов стоит упомянуть, что фторид натрия угнетает иммунную систему человека. То есть, говоря своими словами, вызывает синдром иммунодефицита, сопоставимый по своим результатам с ВИЧ/СПИД.Мало? Не впечатляет? Угнетение фторидами ферментной системы человека вызывает преждевременное старение от тотального разрушения коллагена — соединительной ткани, из которой состоит человеческий организм. Исключая зубы, разумеется. Даже официальные американские медицинские организации считают, что от фторидного отравления в США умирает ежегодно 30-50 тыс. человек.[link]

13 января, 13:04

Trump's inauguration to shatter Washington norms

The city's hotels, restaurants and event spaces will be packed with a potent mix of Trump’s supporters and protesters.

13 января, 12:00

Экология в США и России

Ещё одна история в духе звягинцевского «Левиафана». Разумеется, снова в США — как и та история, которая легла в основу фильма о России. На днях crimsonalter дал наводку на статью в «Нью-Йорк Таймс». Грустное, доложу вам, чтиво. Вот краткая суть. Скотовладелец из маленького городка Паркерсберг в Западной Вирджинии обнаружил, что его быки с коровами дохнут как проклятые. Он заподозрил, что причина в ядовитой химии, которую изрыгает завод «Дюпон», однако попытка […]

13 января, 02:32

Presidential Proclamations -- Establishment of the Reconstruction Era National Monument

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA NATIONAL MONUMENT - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION  The Reconstruction Era, a period spanning the early Civil War years until the start of Jim Crow racial segregation in the 1890s, was a time of significant transformation in the United States, as the Nation grappled with the challenge of integrating millions of newly freed African Americans into its social, political, and economic life.It was in many ways the Nation's Second Founding, as Americans abolished slavery and struggled earnestly, if not always successfully, to build a nation of free and equal citizens.During Reconstruction, Congress passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth constitutional amendments that abolished slavery, guaranteed due process and equal protection under the law, and gave all males the ability to vote by prohibiting voter discrimination based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.Ultimately, the unmet promises of Reconstruction led to the modern civil rights movement a century later.     The Reconstruction Era began when the first United States soldiers arrived in slaveholding territories, and enslaved people on plantations and farms and in cities escaped from their owners and sought refuge with Union forces or in free states.This happened in November 1861 in the Sea Islands or "Lowcountry" of southeastern South Carolina, and Beaufort County in particular.Just seven months after the start of the Civil War, Admiral Samuel F. DuPont led a successful attack on Port Royal Sound and brought a swath of this South Carolina coast under Union control.The white residents (less than twenty percent of the population), including the wealthy owners of rice and cotton plantations, quickly abandoned their country plantations and their homes in the town of Beaufort as Union forces came ashore.More than 10,000 African Americans -- about one-third of the enslaved population of the Sea Islands at the time -- refused to flee the area with their owners.     Beaufort County became one of the first places in the United States where formerly enslaved people could begin integrating themselves into free society.While the Civil War raged in the background, Beaufort County became the birthplace of Reconstruction, or what historian Willie Lee Rose called a "rehearsal for Reconstruction."With Federal forces in charge of the Sea Islands, the Department of the Treasury, with the support of President Lincoln and the War Department, decided to turn the military occupation into a novel social experiment, known as the Port Royal Experiment, to help former slaves become self-sufficient.They enlisted antislavery and religious societies in the North to raise resources and recruit volunteers  for the effort.Missionary organizations headquartered in the Northeast established outposts in Beaufort County.     In and around Beaufort County during Reconstruction, the first African Americans enlisted as soldiers, the first African American schools were founded, early efforts to distribute land to former slaves took place, and many of the Reconstruction Era's most significant African American politicians, including Robert Smalls, came to prominence.African American political influence and land ownership endured there long after setbacks in other regions.In short, events and people from Beaufort County illustrate the most important challenges of Reconstruction -- crucial questions related to land, labor, education, and politics after the destruction of slavery -- and some early hopeful efforts to address them.The significant historical events that transpired in Beaufort County make it an ideal place to tell stories of experimentation, potential transformation, hope, accomplishment, and disappointment.In Beaufort County, including St. Helena Island, the town of Port Royal, and the city of Beaufort, many existing historic objects demonstrate the transformative effect of emancipation and Reconstruction.   Freed people hungered for education, as South Carolina had long forbidden teaching slaves to read and write.In 1862, Laura M. Towne and Ellen Murray from Pennsylvania were among the first northern teachers to arrive as part of the Port Royal Experiment.They established a partnership as educators at the Penn School on St. Helena Island that lasted for four decades.Charlotte Forten, a well-educated African American woman from a prominent abolitionist family in Philadelphia, joined the faculty later that year.The first classes for the former slaves were held at The Oaks plantation house, headquarters of the occupying U.S. military forces in the region.In 1863, Murray and Towne moved their school into Brick Church, a Baptist church near the center of the island.In the spring of 1864, supporters in Philadelphia purchased school buildings for Towne and Murray, and construction of Penn School began across the field from Brick Church on 50 acres of property donated by Hastings Gantt, an African American landowner.     Penn School helped many African Americans gain self-respect and self-reliance and integrate into free society.Towne and Murray strove to provide an education comparable to that offered in the best northern schools.The faculty also provided other support, including medical care, social services, and employment assistance.Penn School would evolve into the Penn Center in the 20th century, and remain a crucial place for education, community, and political organizing for decades to come.As a meeting place in the 1950s and 60s for civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, this historic place links the democratic aspirations of Reconstruction to those of the modern civil rights movement.Darrah Hall is the oldest standing structure on the site of the Penn School grounds.Students and community members built it around 1903, during the transition in the South from the Reconstruction Era to an era of racial segregation and political disenfranchisement.     The Brick Church where Towne and Murray held classes in 1863-64 is today the oldest church on St. Helena Island.Once freed from their owners, African Americans in Beaufort County  wanted to worship in churches and join organizations they controlled.The Brick Church -- also known as the Brick Baptist Church -- was built by slaves in 1855 for the white planters on St. Helena Island.When the white population fled from the Sea Islands in 1861, the suddenly freed African Americans made the church their own.The Brick Church has been a place of worship and gathering ever since, and continues to serve the spiritual needs of the community to this day.     Camp Saxton in Port Royal -- formerly the site of a plantation owned by John Joyner Smith -- is where the First South Carolina Regiment Volunteers mustered into the U.S. Army and trained from November 1862 to January 1863.In August 1862, U.S. Brigadier General Rufus Saxton, the military governor of the abandoned plantations in the Department of the South, received permission to recruit five thousand African Americans, mostly former slaves, into the Union Army.The former slaves assumed that military service would lead to rights of citizenship.Saxton selected Captain Thomas Wentworth Higginson of the 51st Massachusetts, a former Unitarian minister, abolitionist, and human rights activist, to command the regiment.An important ally of Higginson and the African American troops was Harriet Tubman, the famed conductor on the Underground Railroad, who in May of 1862 arrived in Beaufort as part of the Port Royal Experiment and who served skillfully as a nurse at Camp Saxton.     Camp Saxton was also the location of elaborate and historic ceremonies on January 1, 1863, to announce and celebrate the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in states then "in rebellion" against the United States.General Saxton himself had attended church services at the Brick Church in the fall of 1862 to recruit troops and to invite everyone, African American and white, "to come to the camp...on New Year's Day, and join in the grand celebration."This Emancipation Proclamation celebration was particularly significant because it occurred in Union-occupied territory in the South where the provisions of the Proclamation would actually take effect before the end of the war.     Over five thousand people, including freed men, women, and children, Union military officials, guest speakers, and missionary teachers, gathered around the speakers' platform built in a grove of live oaks near the Smith plantation house.One of the majestic witness trees has become known as the Emancipation Oak.Of all the prayers, hymns, and speeches during the three-hour ceremony, one of the most moving was the spontaneous singing of "My country, tis of thee; Sweet land of liberty" when the American flag was presented to Higginson.As part of the celebration, the military had prepared a feast of roasted oxen for all to enjoy.     The town of Beaufort was the center of the County's social, political, cultural, and economic life during the Reconstruction Era.Before the Battle of Port Royal Sound in November 1861, Beaufort was where the planters spent the summer months in their grand homes.Beaufort served as the depot for plantation supplies transported there by steamship.The Old Beaufort Firehouse, built around 1912, stands near the heart of Reconstruction Era Beaufort, across the street from the Beaufort Arsenal, and within walking distance of over fifty historic places.The Beaufort Arsenal, the location today of the  Beaufort History Museum, was built in 1799, rebuilt in 1852, and renovated by the Works Progress Administration in 1934, and served historically as the home of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery Company that fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.     Several historic Beaufort properties within walking distance of the Firehouse are associated with Robert Smalls, the most influential African American politician in South Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.Robert Smalls was born in Beaufort in 1839, the son of slaves of the Henry McKee family.When Smalls was twelve years old, his owner hired him out to work in Charleston, where he learned to sail, rig, and pilot ships.In May 1862, Smalls navigated the CSS Planter, a Confederate ship, through Charleston harbor, past the guns of Fort Sumter, and turned it over to Union forces.This courageous escape made him an instant hero for the Union, and he soon began working as a pilot for the U.S. Navy.Smalls and his family used prize money awarded for the Planter to purchase the house in Beaufort once owned by the family that had owned him.     In 1864, Smalls was named to a delegation of African American South Carolinians to the Republican National Convention in Baltimore, where the delegation unsuccessfully petitioned the party to make African American enfranchisement part of its platform.Elected to the Beaufort County School Board in 1867, Smalls began his advocacy for education as the key to African American success in the new political and economic order.     In the years immediately following the end of the Civil War, the United States fiercely debated issues critical to Reconstruction.Southern Democrats tried to regain the power they held before the Civil War.The Republican majorities in the U.S. Congress rebuffed them, and proceeded to pass legislation and constitutional amendments to implement the principles of the Union victory.In 1867, Congress passed the Military Reconstruction Acts that called for military administration of southern states and new state constitutions.Voters elected Robert Smalls as a delegate to the South Carolina Constitutional Convention that met in Charleston in January 1868, where he successfully advocated for public education with compulsory attendance.The resulting constitution also provided for universal male suffrage and racial, political, and legal equality.In this new political order, Robert Smalls was elected to the South Carolina General Assembly from 1868 to 1874, first as a representative and then as a senator.In 1874, Smalls was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served five terms.     The success of Smalls and other African American lawmakers who had been enslaved only a handful of years before infuriated South Carolina's Democrats.Some of them turned to violence, carried out by the Ku Klux Klan and others.On more than one occasion, a homegrown vigilante group known as the Red Shirts terrorized Robert Smalls.     As a result of the contested Presidential and South Carolina gubernatorial elections of 1876, deals were made that effectively ended political and military Reconstruction in 1877.Smalls, however, continued to serve in Congress until 1886.He then returned to Beaufort, and served for many  years as the Presidentially appointed customs collector for the Port of Beaufort.     In 1895, Smalls was elected a delegate to his second South Carolina Constitutional Convention.Twenty years after Democrats had regained control of the State government, they had figured out how to take back African Americans' rights as citizens.Smalls spoke eloquently at the Convention against this blow to democracy and representative government, but ultimately rights hard won three decades before were struck down.South Carolina voters ratified a new constitution that effectively eliminated African Americans from electoral politics and codified racial segregation in law for decades to come.     Even as Jim Crow laws and customs limited political participation and access to public accommodations, African Americans maintained visions of freedom and built strong community institutions.Ownership of land, access to education, and churches and civic organizations that took root during the Reconstruction Era laid the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.     The many objects of historic interest described above stand testament to the formative role of the Reconstruction Era -- and the enormous contributions of those who made it possible -- in our shared history.     WHEREAS, section 320301 of title 54, United States Code (known as the "Antiquities Act"), authorizes the President, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Federal Government to be national monuments, and to reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected;    WHEREAS, the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District, which contains many objects of historic interest including the Old Beaufort Firehouse, was designated in 1973; and the Penn School National Historic Landmark District, which also contains many objects of historic interest including Darrah Hall and the Brick Baptist Church, was designated in 1974;   WHEREAS, the Camp Saxton Site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995;     WHEREAS, portions of the former Camp Saxton Site are located today on lands administered by the U.S. Department of the Navy at Naval Support Facility Beaufort, South Carolina;     WHEREAS, Penn Center, Inc., has donated to the United States fee title to Darrah Hall at Penn Center, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, with appurtenant easements, totaling approximately 3.78 acres of land and interests in land;     WHEREAS, Brick Baptist Church has donated to the United States a historic preservation easement in the Brick Baptist Church and associated cemetery located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, an interest in land of approximately 0.84 acres;  WHEREAS, the Paul H. Keyserling Revocable Trust and Beaufort Works, LLC, have donated to the United States fee title to the Old Beaufort Firehouse at 706 Craven Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, approximately 0.08 acres of land;     WHEREAS, the designation of a national monument to be administered by the National Park Service would recognize the historic significance of Brick Baptist Church, Darrah Hall, Camp Saxton, and the Old Beaufort Firehouse, and provide a national platform for telling the story of Reconstruction;     WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to preserve and protect these sites;    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 320301 of title 54, United States Code, hereby proclaim the objects identified above that are situated upon lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Federal Government to be the Reconstruction Era National Monument (monument) and, for the purpose of protecting those objects, reserve as a part thereof all lands and interests in lands owned or controlled by the Federal Government within the boundaries described on the accompanying map, which is attached to and forms a part of this proclamation.The reserved Federal lands and interests in lands encompass approximately 15.56 acres.The boundaries described on the accompanying map are confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected.    All Federal lands and interests in lands within the boundaries described on the accompanying map are hereby appropriated and withdrawn from all forms of entry, location, selection, sale, or other disposition under the public land laws, from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and from disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing.    The establishment of the monument is subject to valid existing rights.If the Federal Government acquires any lands or interests in lands not owned or controlled by the Federal Government within the boundaries described on the accompanying map, such lands and interests in lands shall be reserved as a part of the monument, and objects identified above that are situated upon those lands and interests in lands shall be part of the monument, upon acquisition of ownership or control by the Federal Government.   The Secretary of the Interior shall manage the monument through the National Park Service, pursuant to applicable legal authorities, consistent with the purposes and provisions of this proclamation.The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare a management plan within 3 years of the date of this proclamation, with full public involvement, and to include coordination with Penn Center, Inc., Brick Baptist Church, the Department of the Navy, Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, LLC, the City of Beaufort, and the Town of Port Royal.The management plan shall ensure that the monument fulfills the following purposes for the benefit of present and future generations:(1) to preserve and protect the objects of historic interest associated with the monument, and (2) to interpret the objects, resources, and values related to the Reconstruction Era.The management plan  shall, among other things, set forth the desired relationship of the monument to other related resources, programs, and organizations, both within and outside the National Park System.    The Secretary of the Navy, or the Secretary of the Navy's designee, shall continue to have management authority over Department of the Navy lands within the monument boundary at the Camp Saxton site, including the authority to control access to these lands.The Secretaries of the Navy and the Interior shall enter into a memorandum of agreement that identifies and assigns the responsibilities of each agency related to such lands, the implementing actions required of each agency, and the processes for resolving interagency disputes.     The National Park Service is directed to use applicable authorities to seek to enter into agreements with others to address common interests and promote management efficiencies, including provision of visitor services, interpretation and education, establishment and care of museum collections, and preservation of historic objects.     Given the location of portions of the monument on an operating military facility, the following provisions concern U.S. Armed Forces actions by a Military Department, including those carried out by the United States Coast Guard:     1.Nothing in this Proclamation precludes the activities and training of the Armed Forces; however, they shall be carried out in a manner consistent with the care and management of the objects to the extent practicable.    2.In the event of threatened or actual destruction of, loss of, or injury to a monument resource or quality resulting from an incident caused by a component of the Department of Defense or any other Federal agency, the appropriate Secretary or agency head shall promptly coordinate with the Secretary of the Interior for the purpose of taking appropriate action to respond to and mitigate the harm and, if possible, restore or replace the monument resource or quality.     3.Nothing in this proclamation or any regulation implementing it shall limit or otherwise affect the U.S. Armed Forces' discretion to use, maintain, improve, or manage any real property under the administrative control of a Military Department or otherwise limit the availability of such real property for military mission purposes.     Nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to revoke any existing withdrawal, reservation, or appropriation; however, the monument shall be the dominant reservation.     Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to alter the authority or responsibility of any party with respect to emergency response activities within the monument.     Warning is hereby given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this  twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.    BARACK OBAMA

10 января, 13:29

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DuPont (DD) to Showcase New Weatherization Products in FL

DuPont (DD) is set to showcase newly released products between Jan 10-12 at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show in Orlando, FL.

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09 января, 17:30

Zacks.com featured highlights: Francesca's Holdings, Thor Industries, Calavo Growers, Landstar System and Watsco

Zacks.com featured highlights: Francesca's Holdings, Thor Industries, Calavo Growers, Landstar System and Watsco

07 января, 17:12

Waking From A Coma To Trump

Two days before the November elections, Elizabeth Moreno was driving to the Democratic Party headquarters in Manassas to pick up a list of addresses. She was planning to spend another day of canvassing to get out the vote for her candidate Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth had taken off a full week from her job at one of Washington’s premier foreign policy thinktanks to devote herself to electing the first woman president. She was only two years younger than Hillary Clinton, but she considered the former secretary of state her mentor. Elizabeth Moreno would do anything to get her elected.Two blocks from Party headquarters, as she was gliding through an intersection, Elizabeth took her eyes off the road to glance at an incoming text on her phone resting in the cup holder. It was the latest polling data giving Clinton a 75 percent chance of winning the election. Just as she was digesting the good news, a jogger wearing headphones crossed against the light in front of her. Elizabeth, her eyes darting back to the road, turned the steering wheel hard to the right even as she was stepping down on the brake. The car skidded and slammed into a concrete divider.Four months later, Elizabeth Moreno opened her eyes.In her hospital room, four people were watching her intently. Her son Alex stood at the foot of the bed, gripping the metal railing. By her side sat her daughter Maggie holding her hand. A nurse was monitoring the vital signs. A doctor stood back a few steps, arms folded above her stethoscope.“Mom?” Maggie asked as she watched her mother’s fluttering eyelids. “Can you hear me, Mom?”“She’s going to be confused,” the doctor warned in a whisper. “She might not recognize you.”“But this is good, right?” Alex appealed to the doctor. “She’s can’t slip back into a coma, can she?”“Mom, it’s Maggie. Your daughter.”Elizabeth Moreno’s eyes focused on her daughter. She licked her lips, and the nurse leaned over to offer a small chip of ice.“We don’t want to put any stress on her right now,” the doctor added.“We’re right here, Mom,” Alex said, raising his voice. “You’re going to be okay.”Elizabeth Moreno sucked on the ice. She blinked several times.“It’s important that we don’t do or say anything that could upset her,” the doctor was saying in a low voice. She hadn’t initially thought that Elizabeth Moreno would survive the head trauma and the heart attack, not at her age, so she’d been only cautiously optimistic with the children.Elizabeth focused on her son at the foot of the bed. The she turned her head slightly to address her daughter.“Hillary,” she said.“No, Mom, it’s Maggie. Your daughter, Maggie.”“As I said,” Dr. Kim began.“Hillary,” Elizabeth said again. She raised her head slightly from the pillow. “The election.”Maggie looked at her brother. Alex looked at the doctor. The doctor looked at the nurse. The nurse looked away.“Is the election…over?” Elizabeth said. “Did Hillary win?”“We can talk about that later,” Maggie said.Alex tightened his grip on the smooth metal frame of the bed. “Of course, Mom,” he said. “Of course, Hillary won.”Maggie turned her head sharply toward her brother, a look of horror on her face. But Alex was focused on his mother. “You did good, Mom,” he said and he watched with relief as his mother relaxed back into her pillow and closed her eyes.Scene Two: In the Cafeteria“Are you out of your mind?” Maggie asked her brother. They were sharing a cup of coffee and a packaged crumb cake.“You heard what the doctor said.”“You lied to her!”“Didn’t you see that German movie? What was it called…Good Bye, Lenin, I think. The mother goes into a coma before the fall of the Berlin Wall and wakes up afterwards. Same situation. Doctor says the kids musn’t do or say anything to shock her. The mother’s a true believer in Communism, so her kids have to pretend that East Germany still exists. They have to find all the old food she liked. Dig up some old newspapers. I figure that it’ll be easier for us. All we have to do is pretend that Hillary won.”“And how are we going to do that? Bring Mom to a silent retreat center in Antarctica? Transfer her to a bunker somewhere and give her nothing but the boxed set of Mad Men to watch?”“Look, it was the first thing that came out of my mouth,” he said. “I haven’t really though about next steps. Beyond removing the television from her room.”“Easy enough for you,” Maggie said. “You’ll go back to Colorado and I’ll be the one who has to tell her the truth.”Alex patted her arm. “Mom’s a pretty no-nonsense gal. She’s the one who told us that Santa Claus didn’t exist. Dad couldn’t bear the thought of destroying our illusions.”“Yeah, but we weren’t at risk of having a heart attack when we learned that it was Dad who put the presents under the tree.”“I’ll stick around for another week. I also know a guy who can get us a lot of that Clinton inaugural swag for next to nothing. We can decorate the apartment.”“What about her friends? What about the newspaper? What about the Internet?”“It’s not forever,” Alex said. “Just until she can sustain a shock like that.”“I’m not sure I’ve handled the shock yet,” Maggie said, ruefully. “And I wasn’t in a coma.”Scene Three: Back Home“Look at all those women,” Elizabeth Moreno said, gazing at the photograph on Maggie’s iPad. “I wish I could have been there.”They were sitting together in the living room, Maggie and Alex on either side of their mother’s wheelchair, looking at a selection of carefully cropped photographs of what they told her was the inauguration.“It felt very empowering,” Maggie said. Here, at least, she was telling the truth. The gathering of a million women in Washington DC on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration had felt empowering. Just not empowering enough.Elizabeth raised her head to look at the Clinton mug on the coffee table, the Clinton/Kaine Mylar balloon tied to the standing lamp, the President Clinton bobblehead on the mantle above the fireplace. She felt good about contributing to a great step forward for women, for the United States, for humanity. But she also felt disoriented. Entering the last days of the election campaign in 2016, Elizabeth had been an energetic 68-year-old who continued to put in 10-hour workdays and play golf on the weekends. She’d lost more than just weight and muscle tone during her coma. Everything that had previously seemed so clear now felt imprecise, fuzzy. Catching a glimpse of herself in the bathroom mirror that morning, she was practically unrecognizable, someone who had aged ten years in the space of a few months.“I wish I could at least watch television,” she said in what had become the new normal: the slow, quavery voice that had replaced her confident baritone.“Not until the ophthalmologist gives the okay,” Alex said. “You don’t like hearing us read the newspaper to you every morning?”Elizabeth had come home from the hospital three days before. For the first couple days, it had not been difficult to put off discussions of politics until Elizabeth was “more robust.” That morning, however, she’d woken up with something resembling her old energy. She wasn’t satisfied with the expurgated version of the news that her children read to her – “Dow surges to new high” or “Firemen rescue cat from mountain lion.” Alex had come up with the idea of showing her pictures of the “inauguration.”But now their mother had foreign policy questions, particularly about the Middle East, her specialty. The family had spent four years in Cairo during Elizabeth’s Foreign Service posting in Egypt. Alex and Maggie, both in elementary school, had picked up Arabic, and their father, as they only learned much later after the divorce, had picked up his first mistress. It was yet another reason why Elizabeth felt an affinity for Hillary Clinton.By pre-arranged plan, since she was a journalist on the State Department beat, Maggie fielded all the diplomatic questions. Alex, a financial planner living in Boulder, would handle economics.“Has she followed up on the Arab-Israeli peace talks?” Elizabeth asked.“The United States stood aside in the Security Council when it voted to condemn Israel’s settlement policy,” Maggie said. “Israel was very unhappy.” What she didn’t say was that President Trump’s rejection of a two-state solution, his appointment of a lunatic ambassador, and his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem amounted to thwacking the hornet’s nest of the Middle East with a big stick. Maggie knew that information about the current state of affairs between Israel and the Arab world would administer an even greater shock to her mother’s system than even Trump’s victory.“Finally, someone with the balls to stand up to Netanyahu,” Elizabeth said. “Now, what about Syria?”“A fragile ceasefire is holding,” Maggie said, feeling like a White House spokesperson. Best not to tell her mother how a trio of autocrats – Assad, Putin, and Erdogan – was turning Syria into a wasteland with the blessing of the White House.“Oh, that’s good,” Elizabeth said. “Is she holding her own with Russia and China?”“She has pushed back against the neocons who supported her during the campaign,” Maggie said, indulging in a bit of wishful thinking. “Your know our Hillary: Ms. Smart Power.”Certainly she wasn’t going to tell her mother that tensions were building with China over a number of slights and that Trump was burning bridges with Europe over his bromance with Putin. It was so bad that one prominent foreign policy pundit had joked about asking doctors to put him in an induced coma for the next four years. Would her mother regret waking up when she learned the truth?Elizabeth smiled. “Tomorrow, let’s set up the computer with that voice-activated program. I’d like to hear my emails.”Alex and Maggie exchanged glances.“Actually, Mom,” Alex said, “we’ve arranged tomorrow to go out to that Korean spa you love so much. Doctor’s orders!”In the kitchen, Maggie said to her brother, “Korean spa? Where did that come from?”“We’ve got to keep her away from the computer.”“What if she talks to someone? Or sees the TV?”“We’ll ‘forget’ to bring her glasses. And there’s not going to be anyone there who speaks English.”“But why the spa of all places?”Alex grimaced. “Because I need some serious R and R after this charade.”Scene Four: At the SpaOn the car trip from Elizabeth’s apartment in Dupont Circle to the spa in Virginia, Maggie scrutinized the landscape that streamed by her window. She was the designated spotter. If she saw any sign of Trump’s presidency – a billboard, a poster – she was to engage her mother’s attention before she could see the telltale evidence. They’d failed to prevent her from bringing along her glasses. Their mother was determined to begin her reintegration into society as soon as possible.Yet there were no external indications of who’d won the November election. Maggie had noticed the opening of a couple new steakhouses, and the Trump hotel downtown was doing brisk business. His appointees had bought up the most expensive houses on the market. But unless you were working in the policy world, you could easily ignore what the new administration was doing. Covering the State Department, however, Maggie had a front-row seat to watch the growing centralization of power, the incompetence of the new appointees, the coarsening of language inside the Beltway. She’d already put in for a transfer to a different beat.“I don’t know what I expected,” Elizabeth said, staring intently out her passenger side window. “People are just going about their business as if we didn’t just change the course of history.”At the spa, Alex went directly to the whirlpool while Maggie accompanied her mother to her body scrub appointment. They’d spoken with the management of the spa to ensure that the personnel working with their mother were not fluent in English. At first Maggie had been worried when her mother started asking the Korean woman wielding the loofah about President Hillary Clinton. Middle-aged and powerfully built, the woman just smiled and went about her work rubbing away Elizabeth’s dead skin. After a while Maggie relaxed, and her mother fell asleep.They met up for lunch in the common room, three big bowls of bibimbap with little plates of Korean pickles. They chose a table far from the TV sets and positioned their mother’s wheelchair so that she faced a wall that had nothing but scrolls of calligraphy.“I had a great workout,” Alex said, digging into his bowl of rice and vegetables. “How was your body scrub?”Maggie looked over her mother’s shoulder at a distant TV showing Donald Trump’s face. It was everywhere. How could they hope to protect their mother from it?“Oh, it was fine,” Elizabeth said. “But I just don’t understand why people are not more excited about Hillary.”At the aromatherapy appointment after lunch, Maggie was horrified to see that masseuse was not Korean.“Tatiana,” the statuesque blonde introduced herself. She had a slight Russian accent. “Mrs. Kim had a family emergency.”Maggie was about to cancel the appointment when her mother stopped her. “I’m sure I’ll be in good hands,” Elizabeth said.And for the first 15 minutes, Maggie was relieved to see that Tatiana kept her interactions with her mother to a professional minimum. The masseuse was rubbing a mix of essential oils – lavender, peppermint – gently into her mother’s muscles. Elizabeth’s eyes were closed.Then, without opening her eyes, Elizabeth asked, “How do you feel about President Clinton?”Before Maggie could react, Tatiana said, “I was not in this country when he was president.”Elizabeth laughed. “Oh, no, I mean Hillary Clinton.”Maggie interrupted in a panic, “Mom, don’t put Tatiana on the spot.”“Why not? I’m sure she has an opinion of the first woman president of the United States.”Maggie tried to catch Tatiana’s eye, but the masseuse was focused on her work. She didn’t say anything for a long time, and Maggie concluded that she wasn’t going to reply. Then Tatiana stood up straight and wiped her hands on a cloth looped around her belt.“She did the best she could,” the masseuse said. She took out another vial of essential oil and prepared to go back to work.That was the end of Elizabeth’s questions, and Maggie was happy that the rest of the session passed in silence.Later, as they were driving out of the parking lot, Alex asked, “You okay, Mom?”“Thank you for taking me to the spa.”“We could get a pizza on the way and bring it home for dinner,” Maggie suggested.“If you like.”They rode in silence for a few miles.Then, Elizabeth said in a small voice, “You lied to me.”“What are you talking about, Mom?” Alex said, hands tightening on the steering wheel.“Don’t lie to me, Alex,” Elizabeth said softly. “You either, Maggie. I expect better from you both.”Neither of them replied. The silence hung heavy in the car.“I was in a coma for four years,” Elizabeth said. “Not four months.”“What?!” Maggie blurted.“The Russian woman. She said that Hillary did the best she could. I must have missed the whole Hillary Clinton administration!”“Mom, wait, we wouldn’t….” Alex began. Without taking his eyes off the road, he dug his phone out of his pocket and passed it to her. “Look at the date. It’s still 2017.”Elizabeth stared at the phone for a long time. Then she let her hand fall to her lap.“Your email,” she said.“What about my email?” Alex asked.“There were several messages about President Trump.” Elizabeth made a small choking sound. “She lost.”“Oh, God,” Maggie said.Alex pulled off the road and into the parking lot of a bank. They all sat quietly.“That German movie,” Elizabeth said.“You saw it?” Maggie asked.“This is different,” her mother said, wiping her eyes with a Kleenex. “This isn’t about getting used to an irreversible reality, like the collapse of East Germany.”“Yes, but – “ Alex began.“You want me to get stronger, don’t you? You want me to get my fighting spirit back, right?”Her children nodded.“Then we can’t stick our heads in the sand and pretend that we didn’t just elect the worst candidate in the history of this country.”“We were just doing what we thought was best for you,” Maggie said.Elizabeth took a deep breath. Her heart seemed to beat as before. She was feeling more clearheaded than she had in days. “I have a lot of catching up to do.”“But the doctor – “ Alex began.“Doctors are as bad as pollsters. I don’t intend to listen to either of them ever again. Let’s get that pizza and go home. We have a lot of work to do.”Elizabeth sank back into her seat.“Goodbye Clinton,” she whispered to herself. -- 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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5 Gems Unearthed Using the DuPont Analysis

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