Delegation of Payment

The Delegation of Payment (also called Loan with Delegation or Cession of the Double Fifth) is a form of financing that can be granted only to employees of Ministry, Public and Private Employees . The reimbursement takes place through the payment of an installment that is deducted from the salary of the worker and is paid by the employer, to whom the irrevocable mandate has been conferred by the employee, to the financing institution. In order for the Delegated Loan to be granted, it is necessary that an agreement be established between the subject providing the loan and the administration to which it belongs. In some special cases it is possible to hold delegation offices even in the absence of a convention.

These cases are aimed at:

  • Public bodies such as Regions, Provinces, Municipalities, Health Agencies, etc ..;
  • Company with majority shareholding by the State.

The assignment of the fifth is a right of the employee to whom the employer can not object . Instead the Delegation of Payment requires the consent of the employer .

Payment Delegation Features

The Loan with Payment Delegation is also called the Sale of the Double Fifth because, together with the Cession of the Fifth , it allows to commit 2/5 of the monthly net salary (1/5 for the Assignment and 1/5 for the Delegation). The repayment of the loan varies from a minimum of 24 months up to a maximum of 120 months , with fixed and constant installments . The operation is always assisted by an insurance guarantee against the risk of death and loss of employment. Delegation can also be granted to customers who have just requested a transfer of the fifth or those who have had credit problems in the banking system , foreclosures or protests in progress and also in the presence of other financial commitments.

The Loan with a Payment Delegation can be granted to:

  • State employees;
  • Public Employees;
  • Employees of Municipal Companies;
  • Employees of Private Companies;
  • Para-Public;
  • Affiliated Doctors.

Benefits Delegation of Payment

Here are the advantages of Paying Loans:

  • The installment is held directly in the payroll ;
  • The rate is lower (compared to the Personal Loan);
  • Those who have had problems with protests can also access;
  • It is a single signature ;
  • It does not need any motivation ;
  • It does not require any guarantor ;
  • The Loan is covered by an insurance policy ;
  • Installment and rate are fixed for the duration of the Loan;
  • “Life risk” and “employment risk” insurance ;
  • Duration of the loan from 24 to 120 months.

Are the holiday books really useful?

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Every year it sells millions of copies, but do holiday books really keep their promises?

In front of Marc Levy and Guillaume Musso . According to the figures of the site specializing in publishing Edistat , holiday books trustent , as every year, the first place in the ranking of best-selling books for the week from July 2 to 8, before the heavyweights of the sector.

A tidal wave that does not date from yesterday. If the figures on the subject remain rare, the market research firm GFK explained that in 2014 , “nearly 4.2 million copies were sold, for a turnover of 25 million euros” . “If holiday books are interesting, it’s good for publishers!” summarizes Agnès Florin, professor emeritus of child psychology and education at the University of Nantes.

With sunscreen and mosquito repellent

Behind this financial windfall, professionals from the world of education and publishing are trying to concoct each year ever more attractive notebooks. Saturated colors, cartoon characters: everything is done to please children. And parents are not left out. Promising “reward stickers”, bringing together in a single notebook several subjects and corrected them are all tools to make playful and easy the moment of holiday homework .

The purchase of the manual is often a must before leaving, as well as sunscreen or mosquito repellent. “My 8-year-old daughter, Anaïs, still claims it,” says Mathilde, 37, “so I always take it to the supermarket, which gives me a good conscience.”

This wish, however, invariably turns into disappointed hopes. “Actually, it’s just a few pages,” Mathilde admits, “I do not have the heart to chase after her during our holidays.” After all, we all have the right to breathe. not the impression that it ever had any effect on his results the following year . “

Especially for good students

If he reassures parents, the educational value of this purchase is not really unanimous among professionals in the world of childhood. “There are very few studies on the impact of the exercise book,” says Agnès Florin, but one of them, published in 2005 , showed that it was mostly the good students who used them, not the ones who used them. who might really need it. “

Anaïs, Mathilde’s daughter, makes a personal use of her notebook. “I like to read and I’m stronger in French than in maths, so I do all the exercises of this subject, I read the texts, but I drop the maths exercises … It bothers me!”

In one of the articles from the 2005 study What do young people do during the summer holidays? Fabienne Rosenwald and Magda Tomasini, from the Statistical Studies Office, note that “young people who do holiday homework the least often are those whose parents think they have very difficult problems at school”. “Thus a pupil who redoubles his CP does holiday duties in 37% of cases while those who pass in CE1 are doing in 70% of cases,” said the two specialists.

A potential subject of tension

A lack of interest that can be explained in particular by a principle of reality: for students with major difficulties, these short exercises – even carried out with diligence – are not enough. First, because they do not come with the explanations of a teacher. Worse, they can even have a deleterious effect if the book of holidays becomes a subject of tension .

“When parents try to substitute for the teacher, it is rarely a success, says Agnès Florin.Because the shortcomings of their children stress, they may have a tendency, unintentionally, to devalue them, to discourage them rather than anything else. “

Quite counterproductive, the holiday book? Not necessarily, nuance Beatrice Copper-Royer, clinical psychologist specializing in childhood. “It can help consolidate gains, provided you do it right.” As the holidays are long, we prefer to start the notebook in the second part, from August, for example.Children have a more volatile memory than ours, so timing is important. “

Interesting educational alternatives

Anaïs was able to revise a little English by returning to vocabulary words, thanks to the lists of her workbook. But to be truly useful, a fun approach to learning is important. “We put a lot of pressure on the children,” says Beatrice Copper-Royer, “it seems important to me not to talk about school and schooling all summer, even when there are difficulties.”

Especially since the summer period is conducive to peaceful exchanges between parents and children. The opportunities to count, read or write, without the pressure of the classroom, are numerous. Anne-Lise, 39, takes the time to involve her three children of 10, 7 and 3 years in all activities that punctuate these two months. ” During the year, we have less time , we are more stressed, there we can really enjoy it, we read together a cake recipe, we measure proportions, small things like that.”

I am writing this letter to you

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We invite you to letter writing evening at the Main Library on November 29th. It made me think, read and write letters. Here’s one for you.

Oslo, November 24, 2018

Dear reader,

I am writing this letter because I do not remember when I wrote a letter last. I write many e-mails every single working day and on the phone short messages are sent back and forth all the time. I seek work through internet portals, I like my illustrators Instagram images or retweeter texts from authors I think more should read. But, when did I put down pen and paper to write a letter last? I’m pretty sure I’m not alone to not do it so often …

There are many kinds of letters and over the years some letters have received enormous significance for world history. Others may not have had anything to say to anyone other than the two who have written to each other. Important people have written letters to other important people, many have written to their loved ones and children have written to their heroes. An example of the latter is seven-year-old Amy Corcoran who sent a letter and a gift to Roald Dahl . The gift was a bottle of her dreams and colored water, oil and glitter. In Shaun Usher’s remarkable letter , we can read Dahl’s answer:

Dear Amy
I have to write in particular to you and thank you for the dream in the bottle. You are the first person in the world to send me such a dream and I think it was very exciting. Besides, I enjoyed the dream. Tonight I will go down the village and blow it in the window of a sleeping child and see if it works.
Roald Dahl (signed)

Getting a bottle filled with dreams belongs to the rarities, but the biggest example of an attachment is found in a letter from Jack the Ripper , also reproduced in Usher’s book. In the letter to George Lusk, who was still chasing him, the Ripper sent a piece of kidney to one of his victims, claiming to have fried and eaten the rest. Fortunately, this is a big exception. Usually you write about what you have experienced lately and how to do it. To comment on the weather is of course also important.

Here at Deichman the fall has come too far, the leaves have fallen and the cold sat in the walls. The corridors are empty and cold, and once upon a time the silence of a group on the tour breaks. Outside the windows, the sky is high and gray. The ekeberg yield disappears under something similar to cotton. If it gets too cold you can pull down the trays and run the stairs again. And it’s just where I’ve been earlier today in the magazines to find some correspondence. There are quite a few less amazing letters that are also taken care of.

That Olav H. Hauge is a habitable writer is to undermine, but it is nevertheless obvious that his correspondence with Bodil Cappelen would be printed and made available to anyone to read. The letters extend over five years, from the very first letter Cappelen sent him, several years before she first met, until she moved into him and they later marry. In the very first letter she writes:

Dear Olav Hauge,
I got up this morning thinking about a room furnished with books from floor to ceiling. Do not be surprised when I write this to you and you do not know me – it’s over, you can meet in a letter as well as on the street. […]
Well – Maybe you’re not of those who write letters? I am used to that. Unfortunately, in our TV time, it is true that people no longer write to each other.

Fortunately, he responded to her letter, and they wrote openly about the years passed. Letters 1970-1975, first published 1996 two years after Hauges’s death, has been read by many, and if it writes Mette Karlsvik : “Letters form a narrative, they build up under excitement, it is a love story of the great, fine type one here read about. It’s pure love, that one can read in that letter. “And just that this close-up occurs, it’s good to read for our outsiders too. Of course, it was not the intention when Cappelen wrote the first trying letters, but it has become so.

Now I have to run before this letter gets too far. There’s a lot more I want to share and many more books I want to tell about, but that’s not enough. Ultimately I will invite you all to letter lettering at the main library . We open our beautiful main hall in the evening of November 29th and hope for an evening of pen, paper and many words. We have also invited some musicians to play, so it’s all a moodful experience and a break from an otherwise busy digital life. Hope to see you!

With warm greetings from
Nora Nordskar Hoel.

PS! The letters on the pictures are from Deichman’s own archive, and show letters sent to Director Haakon Nyhuus around the turn of the turn of the century. The pictures are taken by me.


The timeless ephemeris

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Cameroonian political media is shaken recently by a rather unusual output discrete deemed almost secret t civilian cab of the Presidency. A wave that echoed   in the authorized circles of the diaspora. Indeed taking   the pretext of a ” right of reply ” , on the edge of a call to ethics, the very proud Director of the Civil Cabinet, Martin Belinga Eboutou, deemed close to President Biya, sent on October 26, 2009, a to the point improbable, having warning signs to the Congolese weekly Le Choc   who made headlines in his latest deliveries by controversial articles, not without clumsiness publicly accusing the   Cameroonian president of manipulation and forfeiture.

The projection of Martin Belinga puzzles and amplifies the confusion and misunderstandings born from the “articles” of the Shock. The observation nothing very extraordinary that a close collaborator of the Head of State takes his pen to express his disapproval to a magazine that attacks shame ashamed   to the President and denounce “the abject campaign of denigration” of which the latter would be victim. But, it must be said that in the context of Cameroon this approach takes on a different meaning and challenges in more than one way. Of the two things, one: or the Palace of Etoudi considers that the very confidential periodic Le Choc, is the armed arm of the Sassou clan, in which case this hypothesis would legitimize the idea that there is a real fight of leadership in Central Africa   since the disappearance of Omar Bongo. Or, the Cameroonian Presidency through its Civil Cabinet takes seriously the rantings of the approximate Le Choc, which would be worrying at this level of the republican hierarchy. In both cases, there is clearly an error of analysis and bad management of opportunity, accompanied by a cruel lack of control and perspective in approaching a file so commonplace that a simple Ministry of External Relations or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   the Communication would have managed without effort. To wonder what is the purpose of the Cameroonian Embassy in Congo?

Exercising one’s right of reply is a normal act in itself and universally accepted. No one disputes this evidence. Unfortunately, the Dcc seems to have, by his bloodshed, all in all cyclical,   forgot the antinomy that there is   enter   right of reply and duty of Retrospectively,   the legal paradigm   evoked to justify his correspondence could have   to disappear in front of another more intuitive, that one, the good sense. Especially since the incriminated polemical texts are marginal and do not require   to situate the debate at such a high level of the republic. This makes us think that this is a deliberate act of internal political communication. We are clearly in the classical field of political communication in the endogenous public space. Alas, in his   ” right of reply “,   Martin Belinga goes astray and deconstructs the uses and at the same time what has always been the “strength” of the Civil Cabinet: its discretion, its myth and its measured distance. It would not be a caricature to say that   this rhythm, the deconstruction, we risk sinking into drift. Moreover, when one fattened the trumpets of the flattering legend of the universalism of democracy, to pretend that Cameroon has appropriated it, it is at the very least a tartufferie at worst an imposture. Worse, we come close to the scam when we rely on cleverly ciphered references to his advantage.

Undoubtedly, the Director of the Civil Cabinet adroitly summons the reflex identity and nationalist to create the empathy of Cameroonians and their adhesion to a cause whose contours seem singularly imprecise and distant.   The secondary nature of the president’s media hassles is evident in the situation in Cameroon today. The erosion of the legitimacy of Paul Biya is such that all this indifferent Cameroonians “means”.   In the field of collective consciousness, this case is a non-event. The split between the public thing and the individual Biya is such that his reputation hitherto circumscribed has now crossed the borders of Cameroon.   On the other hand, we share, without any Manichaeanism, the point of view of the Dcc which says between the lines that would win to mother Central Africa to make the cultural and political borders accessory. Surely, this would contribute to the emergence of a real identity if not common, at least shared. From this point of view, the Dcc gains momentum and its correspondence will at least have the merit of having a symbolic significance in the sub-regional geopolitical context.

Whatever one says, it remains an alibi that has given birth to   act of political communication. A priori, it supposes a knowledge of ” codes and channels of the public space and a mastery of its language”. This is clearly far from the case of the CC, which betrays its pastism and reveals a certain feverishness coupled with a lack of damaging cold blood. Other forms of mediation and modalities   better adapted exist to enlighten the opinion or take it to witness. Certainly Paul Biya is today in a situation that he hates. He has been exposed since the disappearance of Omar Bongo. Forced to play substitute leaders in Central Africa, his body defending, he became the target of commentators on all sides, he who has the art of advancing masked. This surely explains why the Cabinet Civil appropriates a file without real interest and without real stake.   In its demonstration, the Dcc cries out to the plot to try to limit the collateral damage and the contagion effect by being the amplifier of the institutional annoyance. The overly technical argumentation deliberates unequivocally and places the Cameroonian presidency at the heart of an ancillary debate. In any case, the intentionality blurs the message, because covered with suspicion. The medium used makes the speech lose its meaning. We swim in the doldrums of intelligence   having awkwardly capitulated   to an insignificant little newspaper.

To the Director of the Civil Cabinet, if it were necessary, and at the same time to his deputy Joseph L é , a well-known journalist, some magazines are machines for generating interpretation . Transgression and provocation are the pillars of their economic model . As a result, a modest magazine whose background and form is the journalistic trickery is used by its readers to read an indigestible cream pie mixing the endemic corruption that everyone envy (!)   a vitriolic portrait of the Cameroonian president, in some realistic respects,   is only an epiphenomenon.   If the Dcc of the presidency has fun answering every time a publication, a website   “Attack” Paul Biya, he did not leave the hostel. We think there are other emergencies and priorities in Cameroon.   The prioritization of issues should be the current imperative and taking into account the modern communicational fact, a necessity.

In addition, mentioning by name: Jean Paul Tedga, Mila Assouté and many others, Martin Belinga unrolls them the red carpet and offers them an unexpected legitimation and notoriety!   Politically, it is unquestionably a fault. Strategically it is counterproductive, tactically adventurous for the Cameroonian power in place and blessed bread for the people concerned and their allies. It must be said that the austere long-limbed Dcc has long been an illusion with his grand airs as a diplomat “warned”. Today in the confusion and cacophony that characterize   Government communication has just revealed that it lacks coolness and experience in political communication outside the cozy corridors of palaces and chancelleries.  

More generally, this event comes to unveil the incurances and contradictions of communication at the top of the state, unaccustomed to this perilous exercise. Nothing suprising,   especially since a good part of it has been privatized and outsourced for the last ten years to the benefit of   of a certain Patricia Balme, whose service record and questionable skills do not justify the huge emoluments paid to her. Another part of this communication is the reserved domain of the presumed didactic Jacques Fame Ndongo, Minister of Higher Education, whose intermittent lyricisms as communication officer of the CPDM are more like linguistic theses than political messages aimed at to be assimilated and understood by ordinary mortals.   The last part of this vast communication project, the most congruous,   is back to the defector Issa Tchiroma, yesterday still “opponent”, today spokesman of the government and incidentally Minister of Communication. This minister that his wandering and   its political transhumance   from opposition to the “presidential majority” and vice versa, disqualify being spokesman for a government he fought for years seems to be reduced to the role of spectator, in a case which he should have been one of the main actors. In fact, this illustrious political clone of the useless Bello Bouba, also having benefited from a morocco, is a   a mediocre personage whose sadness one can not help but think would enrich republican life and render a service to democracy.

In the end, we affirm that “thought should be a constant vigilance” and reflection an urgency for the close collaborators of the Cameroonian Head of State. It is a question of integrating the ternary dimension of the reflection which conjoins, contextualizes and finally simplifies. In the sphere of the consubstantial political communication of the channels and the message conveyed, it would give coherence and relief to the governmental action by allowing to make arbitrations adapted to the circumstances and to the contemporary time . This is why we are entitled to wonder if the authors of the correspondence to Le Choc magazine have thought about, measured, evaluated and anticipated the impacts of their “right of reply”, an instance that they would benefit from using with great subtlety. and discernment. We say that, when one takes the risk of instrumentalization of a quasi-incident, to pose such an important political act one must measure the consequences beforehand.   We think that in the case that concerns us and that is the joke of bistro, it was urgent to wait or delegate to the relevant services. We conclude that there is fault and especially political fault. Martin Belinga, considering his rank, is neither the interlocutor nor the intercessor indicated in this “conflict” junk. Diplomacy is a posture, communication, an attitude.

Check out the 5 books that Bill Gates recommends reading in 2019

Billionaire Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year. Every December, out of these 50 books, he chooses the best five.
“My list is pretty eclectic this year,” said Gates in her blog, Gates Notes.

“From a manual of meditation to autonomous weapons and a thriller for the fall of a once promising company, there is something for everyone.” For a productive start in 2019, open one of Gates’ favorite books this holiday season.

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“Educated” by Tara Westover

In this memoir, Tara Westover reflects her childhood as the youngest of the seven children raised in the home of fundamentalist Mormons in Idaho. Her father has believed in the isolation of the family from society, including in health and education systems, so she has not entered the classroom up to 17 years of age.
“The process of self-disclosure of Tara is beautifully displayed in” Educated, “says Gates. “This is a book I think everyone would appreciate, no matter what genre they usually read.”


Paul Sharre’s “Army of No” by Paul Sharre

This is a “provocative glance at the AI ​​on the battlefield,” Gates says.
“This is an extremely complex topic,” he says, but Shar, a Pentagon defense expert and former American ranger, “offers clear explanations and presents the advantages and disadvantages of mechanized war.”

“Bad Blood” by John Carrirou / “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou

John Carriow is the reporter who, in 2015, began to reveal the scandal that ultimately took off the multi-million-dollar Theranos. In “Bad Blood” he describes in detail the rise and fall of the company, as well as details of its founder Elizabeth Holmes.
“The story is even more dramatic than I expected, and it turned out I could not stop reading it after I started,” says Gates.

“This book has everything: complex scams, corporate intrigue, stories about broken family ties, and the collapse of a company worth nearly $ 10 billion.”


“21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yaval Noah Harari / “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari

Gates is a great fan of the historian and author Noah Harari, who also wrote “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus,” and Harari’s latest book is a new favorite.

“While” Sapiens “and” Homo Deus “cover the past and the future respectively, this book is all about the present,” says Gates. “21 Lessons” offers a useful framework for handling news and thinking about the challenges we face. “


Andy Puddicombe’s ” Meditation Guide ” / “The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness” by Andy Puddicombe

“Now I see that meditation is just a brain exercise, like the way we exercise our muscles when we exercise,” says Gates. If you are new to matter, this book by the former Buddhist monk and founder of the Headspace Andy Puddicombe application offers an excellent introduction.

Puddikombe is “the man who made me skeptical to a believer,” Gates says.

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Astroti’s death and other stories: Book review by Dimitris Kanellopoulos

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Teixela Bila writes criticism of Dimitris Kanellopoulos’s book “The Death of Astrite and Other Stories”, published by Kichli.

” Dimitris Kanellopoulos ” attempts to ” replicate the sounds, words, images and the loss of people, things and situations over time” with his collection of short stories entitled ” The Death of Astrite and Other Stories “. The poet and publisher of the “Plateau” magazine in his first prose work anxiety about the fate of memory and without disqualifying his poetic status writes about the cruelty of a world, that of the Greek province, resurrects the souls of the people of the past and brings to light their gloomy instincts but also the light of a pure simplicity that defined or restricted their actions.

As in his poems, so in his short stories, Kanellopoulos, what he manages is to draw from the forgotten stories from a time when he has gone undetected. And this is done without any nostalgia or any attempt at landscaping, but with the deep awareness that the recollection of these stories will give the voice to the heroes of the past will bring to light the virginity of a world that may have been built within the conservative social darkness of his passions and superstitions, however, he possessed an extremely charming simplicity, perhaps totally lost in our day, but identifying his identity.

In all the short stories, the central axis on which the narrative is based is not only the Greek countryside and the social dimensions of the moods that grew out, but the human factor and the bizarre struggle between good and evil. The man’s full-fledged endeavor to overcome the historical and social events of his time and the inexhaustible need to escape the darkness of the provinces’ entrenched consciences, accepting his peculiarity and mistakes.

By reading these ten short stories of Kanellopoulos, what also distinguishes it is the writer’s trust in the nature of the nature and the culture he has created. The consciousness that we carry our birthplace wherever we are, and through it, from the experiences it has given us, from the way we learned to talk to it, we can see the world in which we were found and function accordingly and judge him.

So the short stories are the way the writer returns to his home country, in the provincial life of the past and illuminates the lives of ordinary people. It focuses on their action and highlights the delicate balances of their choices. Poverty, migration, flight, survival, the way they try to overcome social exclusions and historical circumstances is the reason for the writer to bend over his heroes. To listen to their intimate thoughts.

They are people living in hard places. They grow up, fall in love, suffer, fall, lie, kill, leave or die “happy to do what they have to do on earth.” Their experiences and their choices have marked them. From the bite of Astiri to the girl who is pregnant and becomes a social and family mood in the place, the merchant “Vassantos Tension” with its tragic summits, “Dino Gazetta” or “Tragotsalo” and especially the important ” knew the letters “, which closes this valuable collection, the Kanelopoulos heroes compose the image of the morality that characterizes the space-time in which they move, as the anthropogeography that delimits the coordinates of this collection determines at the same time the society RH of exeliktikotita.

With a highly representative language course, full of idiomatic words and phrases of his place and extremely lively dialogues, Kanellopoulos’ short stories manage to introduce the contemporary reader to the atmosphere of the place and time by releasing in the text words of sound and aesthetic pleasure that make reading a flowing and enjoyable process in a fast and sweeping rhythm.

An important collection of short stories about the lost simplicity of the people of a very harsh era.

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What I think of … taking care of his books

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Today I am going to speak to you about a subject a little taboo, sensitive and where there is nobody of agreement. I wanted to talk about how we treat our books. If you follow me on Instagram you must have seen some pictures or I put my books in the snow, or I tear the pages of a book. And some will tell me all that for a photo …

I think that the relationship we have with our books depends on us and only looks at us. If you ever want to take all your books tomorrow and burn or trample on them, it’s all about you. I’m not going to tell you that it’s wrong to do that. I have already burned a book to see what it does and I’m still here! (Do not throw me a stone but it’s great to burn things, do not worry, I’m not a pyromaniac)

I admit that I loved tearing the pages of my books, after I put paint, I also wrote on it, draw and I find it really great fun. I find that it is a form of relaxation , it is not necessarily for the photos that I do that but especially because it amuses me! I have a lot of creativity, I like to do things with my hands even if it’s ugly I think it’s super cool.

And so when I had the idea to do this series of photos I was really super happy at the idea of ​​tearing my books a bit of abuse, it made me happy so I do not see why I would deprive myself of tear them up a bit. I do not think anyone will want you if you ever mistreat a little your e delivered, if you write it to take notes if you step on it or what not.

There are some people who are quite rigid on these points to take care of their book and pay attention to it . In my case I pay attention to some books that are dear to me, for example I do not see me tear Hunger games because I want to do cool things with my photos. I preferred to rip Alive that I had never finished that I did not like at all and that in addition had the pages that tore itself.

I think that everyone does what he wants with his books and that one should not judge a person who damages his books voluntarily or involuntarily. These are just material things and as long as you do not come to your library to destroy all your books you can breathe. And conversely for people who can not fold a page of their book, break the slice of their book or write in their book. Everyone has a different relationship with the book and that’s fine.

At the beginning when I was ten years old, I did not care I folded my books I took them everywhere with me, it was like comforters. They still have folded page marks, mud, water or whatever. And I know that these books I love because they followed me wherever I went and that he tells a part of my life with their brand at the same time as the story.

Then I started buying bookmarks mainly because it’s beautiful, and I paid more and more attention to my books especially because now it’s me who pays them and it’s still expensive . However it happens to me when I’m in the subway not to have marks pages and hop I fold my page to the side or I send a message to a friend to call me back but it is not systematic.

In short may be that today you take care of some of your books and that others are marked but it does not change the person you are. Do not forget that the key is to read!

Writing by thought is no longer science fiction! – Techno (11338)

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“To give a voice to those who have lost it ” is the ambition of the EDICO association, which experiments with various brain-computer interfaces. To do this, his engineers were inspired by Stephen Hawking’s ACAT software, which allowed the astrophysicist suffering from Charcot’s disease to express himself thanks to the muscular contraction of one of his cheeks. Thus, Damien Perrier, founder of the association and suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and his colleagues wish to improve the daily lives of tetraplegic people, aphids or bedridden.

A diagnosis that paralyzes

ALS, Charcot disease or Lou Gehrig … Several names but one and the same: this neurodegenerative disease causes muscle weakness and paralysis. It reaches the motor neurons, responsible for sending the information and the orders of the desired movements, from the brain to the muscles. Nerve cells degenerate and eventually die. Without stimulation, the muscles become inactive and atrophy little by little until they cause paralysis. Stephen Hawking died on March 14, 2018 from complications related to this disease but he left a remarkable legacy to his peers.

And Intel created … ACAT

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The one who was nicknamed ” the other Einstein ” had a camera attached to the glasses that captured the movements of his face. He could then select a letter on the keypad that appeared on the screen of his computer, attached to his wheelchair. A predictive system offered him two types of words: those used most frequently or those associated with the preceding terms. The American company Intel is at the origin of this technological jewel. She first designed the ACAT software for the astrophysicist, before making it public. It is therefore freely downloadable and open source, a method that allows anyone to use it. Putting it within the reach of all, Intel hoped that developers would improve the system, creating for example new interfaces.

A new technological momentum

The EDICO association has taken up the torch and proposes a new approach. The guinea-pig , as he defines himself, is none other than Damien Perrier. This engineer in physics is tetraplegic and voiceless, only his eyes move, and it is thanks to them that he expresses himself. On his computer, a camera detects his eye movements, allowing him to ” click ” on letters and even words. But Damien has other ambitions … His dearest wish: to write by thought. So every week he tests a new device. Equipped with a headset with fourteen electrodes that records the activity of his brain, he thinks of a letter and, after a great effort of concentration, sees it appear on his screen. To communicate with the ACAT software, the device is a little different. Damien and his friends use an electroencephalograph (EEG) band with two electrodes connected to an electronic card that measures their cerebral signal. ” Our homemade EEG headband ” detects the brain signal and sends it to the computer where it is analyzed and transformed to trigger the interruption in the ACAT software. When I raise my eyebrow, the cerebral signal is transformed, which allows me to write, “says Damien Perrier.

An award-winning project

Four years of research were needed to develop this software. Only downside: with a letter written every 16 seconds, it is too tiring to be used permanently. But Damien does not intend to stop there … ” My engineering friends, Samuel Bernardet, Christian Martel and myself, are not quibble , he says. Our thought-writing project with EEG headphones has received numerous awards including the Pierre Dumas 2018 Prize from the Institut de France and the Legion of Honor Society of the same year. “

Crudeza is published, the new book of aphorisms by Mario Pérez Antolín

After Oscura lucidez , Mario Pérez Antolín (1964) continues in Crudeza , which has just been published by the Asturian publishing house Trea, with its literary dietary model in which the aphorisms, the micro- stories are combined with rhythm and accuracy. , reflections and observations of everyday life, all impregnated with the critical distance and lyrical perspective that characterize the writer’s writing.

It is a book that never tires, because it alternates without rest the most disparate tones and registers -from the closest to the common language to the oneiric and imaginative-, making the reader sympathize with the intellectual voyage that is shown to us, critical with the traps of ideologies and a friend of individual sovereignty, so threatened at a time when the masses seem to absorb, like black holes, all the energy that surrounds them.

In short, a good book by a good author, ideal to read in (and against) these days of compulsive consumerism and social ramplonería raised to the nth power.

Here is a brief sample of some of Crudeza’s aphorisms:

As much as it abominated my innumerable deviations, they straightened me up as much as my intermittent rectitude.


The important things that happen to us always end in laughter or crying; the trivial ones, in grimace or in talk.


My aphorisms are like miniatures in a huge drawer.


The minority writer is satisfied with the appreciation of a select audience. He wants admirable admirers.


My days are crystals of common salt on an increasingly thin layer of ice.


There are landscapes that are not measured in meters, but in minutes. The colossal time left them without extension.


I manage to dominate when I do not enter into the calculations of others and, instead, they do enter mine.

I Ching (Book of Changes)

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The I Ching is a sacred book. Of Chinese origin. It is speculated that it was written from 1122 to 221 BC It is more than a book. It is an intense commitment to self-knowledge. Realizing that the phenomena of nature are present in the heart of the human being. It is said that the obvious is the answer, perhaps many times the hardest to see. It is enough to contemplate the seasons, with their fluctuating and cyclical rhythm, to understand that only love and change remain.

The Master, as I like to call him, invokes faith and the path to virtue. It allows us to create or define where the fire of the will and discover the concrete resources to reach its consummation. The compression of situations, for the correct choice, if you follow the wise. For the wise man is the one who has integrated himself and from there, he consecrates himself to serve Mother Earth and her children, faithful and attentive to the divine. The message of the five elements must be assimilated into flesh and soul: water, wood, fire, earth, metal. Also, there are thunder, the mountain, the wind and the lake.

Wisdom book and also oracle. Studied by religious, scientists, philosophers, artists, self-taught. The Tao Te King, by Lao Tsé, is a perfume of the Master, as it has been studied by the sage. Like Confucius, who interprets part of what is known as Ten Wings. In the case of the edition that I evoke, published by the Editorial Sudamericana, it consists of three books: The Text, The Material and The Comments. The first reveals the fundamental mechanism, the 64 Hexagrams; the second, the behind the combination of the Hexagramas, the why; and the last, the 64 Hexagrams from a technical perspective.

64 are the codons of the Human Genetic Code. The codons are a sequence that will shape the structure of RNA to encode a protein, these being those that will be part of tissues or some function of the organism.

What are hexagrams? The union of two natural elements or phenomena, which build a complete and complex image. The hexagram is formed by two trigrams, the element or phenomenon. To make it easier, there are three lines that combine with three others. The streams are feminine, the masculine whole. Yin and Yang. It is difficult to explain how to consult. I will try to make it simple. Currently three coins are used, which must be shot six times. Each roll forms a line, yin or yang, old or young, the old calls are the ones that mutate, they transform into their opposite. Always depending on the sequence of the three coins thrown one at a time. In this way the Hexagram¸ is built, which is also named as a Sign. In the case of mutable lines, if they have left (sequence where the coins come out, the three of them come out as “cross” or “face”), these are recommendations, even warnings of extreme precision; that when they turn against each other they will build a new Hexagram. Or several, like a transition to the last one. In my experience, the end has been predictive. But it does not always happen. In that case, the consultant receives a single Sign in response: the explanation of what he is living.

The Sign is divided into three sections: the first expands the characteristics of the elements or phenomena in combination; the second, “The Opinion”, begins with a poetic text, to then indicate the current instance; then, “The Image”, again starts with poetry and offers the necessary instruction for the right action.

The Book of Changes begins with Yang and Yin, the primary forces, the Penetrating and the Receptive, Heaven and Earth and, The Dragon and the Mare: Hexagrams 1 and 2. Opposites that complement each other to devise and materialize all that exists.

Jung considered the Book of Changes to be a diving of the unconscious. Approaching synchronicity, the interior that resonates with the outside and closes a Gestalt. A unique form that perhaps reveals the secret plot that governs what we perceive as reality. He also believed that by consulting him, the answer is his own speech or that of the one for whom it is consulted. Like the Tarot and Astrology, it is an extensive pilgrimage oriented to know oneself. It requires courage, because not all Hexagramas are luminous, like the mutable lines.

Richard Wilhelm, who translated from Chinese into German the I Ching, accompanied by his Chinese teacher, Lao Nai Hsüan, whose family tree was Confucius, spent ten years to bequeath what was considered ancient in ancient times. Later, English was translated into Spanish.

The Tao Te King states: “Thus the great man observes the deep and not the superficial”. Here is the essence of the Book. Depth also implies the effort to reach equilibrium in the face of universal changes. It should be noted that all human instances are contained in The I King and grant a kind of compass to act passively or actively.

I return to Heaven and Earth. Large. Ch’ien, Yang, also Father, the masculine, the temporal. Strong, primary, spiritual, active and luminous energy. Where the idea is the beginning that body must achieve. The divinity and his work. K’un, Yin, we could call her Mother, the feminine, the spatial. Energy of sweetness, delivery, firmness, softness, embodiment. Heaven germinates on Earth, this union gives life and beauty to each Kingdom.

When observing the symbol of Yin Yang, knowing that a symbol shows and at the same time hidden, the white color corresponds to the Creative and the black to the Receptive. The undulating separation alludes to a dance, while the opposite seeds in each color, according to some authors, can be interpreted as that each germ is capable of transmuting itself in its opposite. The circle, number 0, for example, in the Marsellés Tarot, arcane El Loco, is the energy without beginning or end; the Uroboros, the snake biting its tail, the eternal cycle; and the astrological symbol of the Sun, a circle with a point in the center, representing identity, among numerous meanings.

For more than a decade, the Master accompanies me, being the council, the answer: in every confusion, in every search, in every tear, in every celebration. I rarely resort to him, when life forces me to experience effects, whose causes I do not know, or not. It depends on the belief: Kybalion and its Law of Cause and Effect. “The wise man is attentive to the causes, the foolish is afraid of the effects”. I also believe in the five virtues, which are proclaimed by some Taoist schools in Buenos Aires: benevolence, courtesy, wisdom, justice and the highest: Faith. Let us remember that Taoism and Confucianism originate in The Book of Mutations.

Sacred I Ching, teaching about cycles, of earth and sky; invisible world that gives us signals, while the Eye of Providence observes; the challenge of facing our vulgar and our virtuous; the abysses and summits from the inside, from the outside, without ever forgetting: “in the cracks is God, who lurks”.

Thanks, teacher.