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TEXTING AS SOCIAL REGRESS

On its face, you may think there’s nothing wrong with using a smartphone or digital media player to connect with some one who is nearby. But not being face-to-face has its consequences—some fairly obvious, some not so much.

The accident risk when taking your eyes off the road to type in text or read the screen exceeds the risk when driving while drunk. «There are simple limits to our multitasking abilities,» says Stacey Hanke, a Chicago-based management consultant. «We can’t safely drive a car while typing on a keyboard or reading a screen. The human mind simply isn’t capable of

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SOCIAL CLIMBING

Social housing

This provocative social housing project in Champigny-sur-Магne, the realisation of a competition win, took a unique approach to the design brief. Aiming to revitalise and renew an urban zone characterised by a jumble of different building types from the 1970s, the programme called for mixed use: housing, commercial space, and so forth. Instead of taking the predictable path of replacing the ‘mess’ with order, the mixed-up with clarity, the architects chose to celebrate the chaos with a strategy of ‘urban collage’. In effect, they refused to interpret the context and decided instead to incorporate it, literally, into the

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Since their launch, in

2005, Nexera canola and sunflower seeds, used for making cooking oils, have become one of Dow

Chemical’s best-selling product lines. The seeds and the oils offer many advantages: The seeds yield more than twice as much oil per hectare as soybeans, making them an attractive crop for farmers. The oils’ longer shelf and

“fry” lives lower the operating costs of food manufacturers and food service companies. And, last but not least, the oils have lower levels of saturated fat than competing products and contain no trans fats.

Dow’s breakthrough shows business at its best: innovating to meet society’s needs and

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Opposition will bear the signatures in the House of Representatives

Now in Minsk several 10’s pro-democracy activists will take to the Independence Square to convey the collected signatures against repeal of benefits the House of Representatives during the session. For the first time against some voters deputies began callback function. Chairman of the organizing committee of the "Public march" Valery Ukhnalev believes that the key to this case — make a precedent:"There were no precedents. Nobody did, but there are written procedures, and we begin such an event, as a review of the deputy. Currently we it matterseat in the vicinity of several Republic of Belarus. Let’s see how to

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Public power assist organizers of the march

Chairman of the Party of Communists of Belarus Sergei Kalyakin said that September 30 has collected a few 10’s of thousands of signatures against the abolition of social benefits. Clear yet unidentified number.Organizers of the "Public march" told that rely on those people, are disillusioned with politics, Alexander Lukashenko, and to behold the opposition perspective.Says Anatoly Lebedko"Socialist campaign," Soc march "has merit main inventory puzzles. There must be connected: we are inviting you to discover and we arrive to you. We are inviting for a more active, who transgressed horror and went outside. But we must come to those who

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Why do the authorities fear the social interventions?

Of 458 applications to hold pickets in defense of social rights authorities met only three.Than the reaction of the authorities to clarify this? What dangers are protests?Why the authorities were not allowed to hold the pickets?Valery Karbalevich: "On the mass opposition to the application for holding pickets authorities refused. Of 458 applications met only three.Authorities do not allow pickets in defense of social rights virtually anywhere, even in Bangalore Square in Minsk.Moreover, at the moment the police walking through the applicant’s flat and requests a written waiver from the pickets and campaigning for "Public march." How do you explain such

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Why do the authorities fear the social interventions?

Of 458 applications to hold pickets in defense of social rights authorities met only three.Than the reaction of the authorities to clarify this? What dangers are protests?Why the authorities were not allowed to hold the pickets?Valery Karbalevich: "On the mass opposition to the application for holding pickets authorities refused. Of 458 applications met only three.Authorities do not allow pickets in defense of social rights virtually anywhere, even in Bangalore Square in Minsk.Moreover, at the moment the police walking through the applicant’s flat and requests a written waiver from the pickets and campaigning for "Public march." How do you explain such

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Authorized picket held exclusively in Brest

Brest City Executive Committee resolved to hold a rally on Sunday the 15 th and 17 th at the stadium "Locomotive", although the applicants were asked to give a more crowded places in the center of town. About how to picket at the stadium "Locomotive", knows one of the organizers of the rally Leonid Maistruk:"We again sure that there are plenty of us fans. It’s about hundreds of people. Stands were with the motto: "Children, the disabled, students and retired persons — preservation of social guarantees," "Hands off social safeguards for children, students, pensioners!" In addition, the collected signatures. People

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Lebedko: This is the best action of opposition

Militiamen working in emergency mode. On the streets and squares of Minsk to 8 pm are wagons and buses with commandos. Area around Bangalore for distributing the newspaper "Comrade" were detained Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the "Public march" Valery Ukhnalev also Gennady Sharipkin and Dmitry Yanenka. More than an hour they were kept in the Russian police district of Minsk. Valery Ukhnalev told "Freedom" that the police he was reprimanded, whereby he "handed out to passers-by with a special newspaper cynicism." Says Valery Ukhnalev:"We are now all over the country more than 15 porazdavali thousand copies of" Comrade

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V.Uhnalev All the same people will find out about the march Soc

In the last days the police visited the apartment applicants pickets and require writing renounce role in unauthorized actions.In Minsk and other Belarusian towns opposition filed more than four hundred applications in local executive committees. After the ban pickets organizers decided to conduct an information campaign in a different format.Says the chairman of the organizing committee, "Public march" Valery Ukhnalev:"The majority held pickets, maybe just not in the forms that ordinary pickets. Integrate our activists under day and huge fines we will not. But people will come out with informational materials, which are made subject to the Belarusian legislation.As for

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