Proofreading – Best Custom Essay Writing http://best-custom-essay-writing.net/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 02:24:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Proofreading – Best Custom Essay Writing http://best-custom-essay-writing.net/ 32 32 The peoples and cultures of Indonesia https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/the-peoples-and-cultures-of-indonesia/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 02:24:33 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/the-peoples-and-cultures-of-indonesia/ Maria Zurbuchen In the universe of global imagery, Bali shines as one of the brightest stars in the constellation of places considered the closest to paradise on earth. Centuries ago, European traders, soldiers, Orientalists, and colonial administrators began to inscribe a Balinese civilization. They have been followed by Western anthropologists, writers and […]]]>

Maria Zurbuchen

In the universe of global imagery, Bali shines as one of the brightest stars in the constellation of places considered the closest to paradise on earth. Centuries ago, European traders, soldiers, Orientalists, and colonial administrators began to inscribe a Balinese civilization. They have been followed by Western anthropologists, writers and artists who have celebrated the island’s natural beauty and complex culture, and more recently millions of visitors who have boosted tourism over the past half century. According to the two French authors of this new book, Bali’s legacy today is a colorful mosaic of fluid tradition, shifting identities, mass marketing and encroaching modernism.

in the Bali: 50 Years of Change: A Conversation with Jean Couteau, Eric Buvelot, and Jean Couteau have drawn a complicated, comprehensive, and controversial picture of Balinese consciousness, social patterns, and religious life, and Bali’s place in the Indonesian national framework. It’s arguably the most ambitious attempt at a holistic view of the island since Fred Eiseman, Jr Bali: Sekala and Niskala (1990) or Adrian Vickers’ Bali: A created paradise (1989). However, this is not a historical narrative or the culmination of years of extensive research on any particular subject. Instead we find a series of transcribed conversations between two emigrants: Buvelot, a journalist who has lived on the island since 1995, and Couteau, a renowned writer, social observer and commentator closely linked to Bali since the 1970s.

Adopting an interview format, Buvelot draws on Couteau’s lived experiences and decades of interaction with Balinese of all backgrounds and fellow Indonesians to weave approximately 20 hours of dialogue into a composite contemporary portrait. Central themes of the book’s 16 chapters are loosely organized along the original Indian philosophical principles of kama (desire), arta (wealth), darma (duty), and moksa (liberation). The two men interact on the site as observers, provocateurs and debaters, each reflecting his position as insider-outsider; “We are part of the sociological object that we analyze,” writes Buvelot.

The resulting dialectic is pervasive and far-reaching, with many unresolved questions and contradictions, reflecting not only the dynamics of systemic change, but also the variable, contradictory, and inherently particularistic configuration of Balinese life in general. Couteau sees power as always negotiated, configured through multiple associations and social ties. While provincial authorities (or previously royal authorities) might seek to enact land use practices or rituals, it is ultimately a local village decision that takes precedence. Centralized power always competes with local power, and what is local is explained by the Balinese in terms of differences, with desa, kala, patraplace, time and pattern. Couteau posits this kind of predictable vagueness as a fundamental strength, stemming from Bali’s heritage of ancestor worship, which underlies religion and social life. The ancestors are local, reincarnated into specific people and places, and both facilitated and constrained the Balinese’s commitment to one another and belonging to the community.

Defining an audience for the book is a mystery as it is aimed neither at the novice, the traveler nor the scholar, and Bali’s expats are a narrow market. Nonetheless, the scope of its subject matter can draw even the casual reader into subjects such as personal morality, environmental pollution, racism, and reincarnation. The rhetorical framework with its four themes is not always successful: themes (e.g. sex, education, urbanization, the violence of 1965) are often dealt with in one chapter and then reappear in another, and there is no index that summarizes the guides readers. The themes ebb and flow through multiple perspectives and revolve around another aspect of something already mentioned under a different heading. This feels frustrating at first, but as I read the book I was reminded of the intricate layering and cyclical structure of gamelan music, building texture through repetition marked at regular intervals by the returning, familiar sound of the gong.

A Balinese family performing a ritual, Ubud /wikimedia commons

Couteau’s responses to Buvelot’s questions are provoking major changes in Balinese systems, lifestyles and cultural patterns that are both encouraging and disconcerting. Bali thrives on its globally marketed image of green, fertile paddy fields, but today’s society is post-agricultural as many lands have been sold to build roads, shopping malls and resorts, and thousands have moved from village to urban living. Disappearing views and water-based plastic have tarnished the image of pristine nature. While belonging to Indonesia has fostered tolerance of different identities (including foreign ones), universal schooling and modern infrastructure, not to mention investment in a vibrant tourism economy, it has also led to the arrival of economic migrants – sex workers, wage laborers – from other, poorer places, with consequent ethnic tensions and competition. Despite widespread literacy and increased wealth, patriarchy and polygamy continue to disadvantage Balinese women; New norms of gender and sexuality are being flaunted in the tourist areas, but there is resistance in the villages.

Balinese readers in particular may be uncomfortable with some of the harsher glimpses behind the carefully curated image of their ‘Island of the Gods’ as Couteau addresses rape, gigolos and the sexual freedom afforded by motorcycles; disappearance of the natural and architectural heritage; and patterns of violence and public corruption that are all part of contemporary Bali. Buvelot and Couteau could have included more commentary on the emergence of artists, civic groups, social media and NGOs producing counter-narratives to the idealized images of a tourist paradise; While they mention the controversial development project in Benoa, they never fully explain Reklamasi and the reasons why it has sparked widespread opposition.

In the realm of religion, Couteau suggests, Bali’s fundamental core is most challenged. The religion used to focus on the ancestral duties and rituals inherent in families and clans, with an overlay of court-centric ceremonies celebrating Hindu and Buddhist deities, Kawi texts, and Javanese Majapahit lore. Now a growing number of Balinese see themselves as part of the “great global family of Hindus” who are streamlining doctrine and standardizing temple ceremonies under a top-down authority, the Council for Hindu Affairs (Parisada Hindu Darma). This normative thinking is encouraging many Balinese to define themselves as Hindu in new ways, including through the adoption of Sanskrit neologisms and pilgrimages to holy sites in India. Couteau argues that when ethno-religious identity dominates self-awareness, it becomes difficult for Balinese to take a critical stance towards their society; When maintaining the image of “Bali for the World” becomes everyone’s duty, objectivity and reason are lost. Ultimately, he hopes that primordial and ingrained village systems, steeped in ancestral worship, will anchor Balinese identity no matter how strong the winds of change.

Two peculiarities of this book deserve to be emphasized. One is Balinese author Kadek Krishna Adidharma’s revealing foreword, in which he welcomes the two men examining “our idiosyncrasies and contradictions” and acknowledges that although “a traditional Balinese could never have published the observations in this book,” its appearance could be open to new forms of discussion. The graceful flow of Diana Darling’s translation (from the original French) is a remarkable achievement.

Converting hours of transcribed conversations into an organized text is no easy task, and Buvelot has designed chapter headings and introductions as signposts, making the reader’s journey through the material more manageable. A consistent glossary of terminology and references would be even more helpful, as the text is often cluttered with redundant footnotes, along with definitions of terms that could be more efficiently collated in one place. Both text editing and proofreading seem to have been neglected in the production process; these could both be improved in a subsequent edition. The interviews published here appear to have been completed prior to the emergence of COVID-19, suggesting that pandemic-related impacts and changes in Bali still require further interpretation. It is hoped that these two interlocutors will not end their in-depth explorations of what it means to be Balinese and observe Bali at the 50-year mark. You have a lot more to consider and share with us.

Eric Buvelot, Bali, 50 Years of Change: A Conversation with Jean Couteau. Trans. Diana Darling, Brisbane: Glass House Books, 2022.

For international orders and the e-book version, please visit the publisher website. The book is also available from Amazon.

Maria Zurbuchen wrote The language of Balinese shadow theaterwas a representative for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia and currently works as a consultant and translator from her home in California.

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Best of Austin: Restaurants 2022 – Chronicle editors name their favorite dishes: We all have our favorites – food https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/best-of-austin-restaurants-2022-chronicle-editors-name-their-favorite-dishes-we-all-have-our-favorites-food/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 05:19:05 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/best-of-austin-restaurants-2022-chronicle-editors-name-their-favorite-dishes-we-all-have-our-favorites-food/ James Renovitch with a Nada Chicken at ThunderCloud (Photo by Kimberley Jones) Editor-in-Chief James Renovitch: I’m far from a vegetarian, but damn, I love that tasty fake meat and surrounding sandwich fixins in ThunderCloud Subs’ signature Nada Chicken Sandwich. Prepare for good small talk with your sandwich maker and impatient taps from those behind you […]]]>

James Renovitch with a Nada Chicken at ThunderCloud (Photo by Kimberley Jones)

Editor-in-Chief James Renovitch: I’m far from a vegetarian, but damn, I love that tasty fake meat and surrounding sandwich fixins in ThunderCloud Subs’ signature Nada Chicken Sandwich. Prepare for good small talk with your sandwich maker and impatient taps from those behind you in line while you wait for the patties to cook.


Different places, gewitterwolke.com

Deputy News Editor Maggie Thompson: I’m one of those 20-something guys who moved here from the west coast, couldn’t get a place in Austin, and ended up at sweet home Cedar Park at the last minute. I’m glad because of hidden gems like Aleida’s Latin Food. The restaurant on Little Elm Trail is very charming and always has a great cake (big Abuela vibe), but something about the food truck in front of the Chevron on S. Bell Boulevard looks different. The original arepa literally appeared to me in a dream, crunchy and smothered in Aleida’s sauce.


Restaurant: 2011 Little Elm Trl., Cedar Park; Food Truck: 602 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. aleidas.com

Arts and Grocery List Editors / Food Lieutenant Wayne Alan Brenner: I’m a three-minute drive from my house to El Rincon, a funky Tex-Mex joint in Pflugerville. I could still drive there if it took an hour. The bustling cantina ambiance, the ever-flowing coffee and perfect salsa, and omg, that generous Carne Guisada plate: just what it takes to beat the hungriest morning of any day of the week.


200 U. Pecan, Pflugerville, elrincontexmex.com

Katherine McNevins, Special Screenings and Community Entries Editor: Last time I ordered my favorite from Vivo I said I wanted this for my last meal. Kind of a morbid thought, but it cemented itself in my head as if I didn’t know how good it was: shrimp tacos, perfectly seasoned and on lightly toasted cheese tortillas, almost a quesadilla, and complemented by chilled chipotle Cream sauce, crispy cabbage and the best fries and salsa in town.


6406 N. I-35 #2343, vivoaustin.com

Editor-in-Chief Kimberley Jones: I love the salt and pepper tofu at Bun Belly so much that I pay Favor’s ridiculously high fee of $6 just to have it shipped to my door. It’s a sinus-cleansing salad, dressed heavily in lime, with sautéed jalapeños and radishes. The main event is the pillowy tofu, encased in a delicately spiced tempura that somehow still retains most of its crunch as you drive around town. Worth every penny.


6929 Airport #132, bunbellyatx.com

poke poke (Photo by John Anderson)

Staff writer Rachel Rascoe: I’ve weathered the lunchtime fixation on a few poke bowls around town, but Poke-Poke on Hancock has held my focus the longest for its consistent freshness and perfectly simple OG seasoning (soy sauce, sesame oil, onions, and sesame seeds). Specifically, I grab the Lil Salmon Poke with white rice, kale, and — when I’m feeling extra fancy — macadamia nuts.


2320 Hancock, poke-poke.com

Proofreader and Qmmunity Editor James Scott: To be honest, I could count every dish from Bouldin Creek Cafe as my main course: the Swamp Thing cure for hangovers; Slacker’s Banquet’s magical pile of beans, vegan cheese and rice; or the vegan eggs Benedict, the Renedict, which always makes me think of our editor-in-chief James Renovitch. But the Potato and Leek Omelet tops them all, a starchy king covered in black pepper sour cream and stuffed with delicious potatoes and leeks. Breakfast of champions I would say.


1900 S. First, bouldincreekcafe.com

bento picnic (Photo by John Anderson)

Proofreader and news reporter Lina Fisher: The bean burrito at JewBoy Burgers is my guilty work lunch because it’s both convenient ($5, filling, and hand-held) and indulgent (lard and queso?? c’maaaan). The garden bento box at Bento Picnic is perfect for special occasions – anything about the all-bagel-esque spice they put on the fresh avocado with the kale salad, sweet squash, and pickled veggies on the side? The finest vegetarian delicacies.


5111 Airport, www.jewboyburgers.com; 2600 E. Cesar Chavez, bentopicnic.com

Food editor Melanie Haupt: I’m not a big consumer of fried chicken, but my family really loves it. So if Tumble 22 shows up in the overnight rotation for family takeout, I’ll be grateful there’s a salad option. The Full Cobb Salad is a huge portion and it’s filled with tasty things like avocado and bacon and cheese and eggs. Even without the plump chicken tenders, it’s an extremely filling dish. When I eat fried chicken, I might as well feel better by eating it on a bed of lettuce.


Different places, tumble22.com

News Editor Mike Clark-Madison: Orange Chicken at 888: I wouldn’t order this dish anywhere else (unless I was looking for mall Chinese, which I sometimes do), and it’s not what most people would order from the Vietnamese pan-Asian mainstay, but give it a try Try it – fruity, but also spicy and a little astringent, with perfectly roasted chicken and hearty enough for your hungriest moments.


2400 E. Oltorfstr. 1-A, 888panasianrestaurant.com

Culture Editor Richard Whittaker: A fish dish can be complicated, but the fish itself should be simple. District Kitchen + Cocktail’s Rainbow Trout bridges that seemingly illogical divide by searing the river trout to buttery, flaky perfection, then layering it on golden raisin wild rice that has the look, but not the texture, of a rocky riverbed. The pesto sauce adds just enough pizzazz against the surprising delight of the roasted Brussels sprouts. Pair it with the Citrus Old Fashioned.


5900 W. Slaughter Ste. D-500; 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. Ste. B.; districtaustin.com

Proofreader Jasmine Lane: Oh man, those Cuban yucca fries. Something about hanging out on the patio at Kinda Tropical with a cocktail and a crispy, starchy pile of yucca fries really brings the weekend home. And that jalapeño avocado dip? Magic.


3501 E. Seventh, kindatropical.com

Platanos Fritos in El Sunzal (Photo by Kevin Curtin)

Music Editor Kevin Curtin: Plátanos fritos con crema y frijol at El Sunzal: Perfectly ripe plantains, sliced ​​vertically and deep fried, then placed in the center of a plate and topped with a rich, flavorful Salvadoran cream on one side and uncurdled fried on the other Pinto beans spiked. Overall, this $6 dish, which pairs well with pupusas a la carte, presents an image that resembles a yin-yang symbol. And why not? It’s fruit, protein and dairy in unexpected harmony.


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Teachers stand up against Noem in social studies hearings in S. Dakota https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/teachers-stand-up-against-noem-in-social-studies-hearings-in-s-dakota/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:46:54 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/teachers-stand-up-against-noem-in-social-studies-hearings-in-s-dakota/ SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) — South Dakota teachers and school administrators overwhelmingly opposed Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposed standards for social studies in public schools Monday, saying the proposal comes with expanded and unwieldy criteria for coverage burdened in classrooms, but does not Teach students to think about the story analytically. Educators who say they were […]]]>

SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) — South Dakota teachers and school administrators overwhelmingly opposed Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposed standards for social studies in public schools Monday, saying the proposal comes with expanded and unwieldy criteria for coverage burdened in classrooms, but does not Teach students to think about the story analytically.

Educators who say they were left out of the process of developing the standards voiced their disapproval as the state’s Board of Education Standards on Monday began a series of public hearings before deciding whether to adopt them.

Their objections pose a decided challenge to the Republican governor’s proposed standards, which could reinvent the state’s history and civics standards by drawing heavily on material from Hillsdale College, a private, conservative Michigan institution.

Conservatives and some parents speaking at the Board of Education Standards hearing in Aberdeen on Monday defended the proposal as a robust attempt to address the lack of knowledge of American civics and to revitalize appreciation for the nation’s founding ideals. Noem, a potential candidate for the 2024 White House, has called the proposed standards “free of political agendas” and the “very best” in the nation.

But two educators who were members of the 15-member Standards Commission have spoken out against the standards they claim to have helped shape.

“The process was hijacked and the commission reduced to proofreading or randomly inserting content into an enumeration of exhaustive curriculum topics, while the governor’s chief of staff, not the secretary of education, had to approve any change,” Samantha Walder, an elementary school principal who is part of the standards commission was, told the Board of Education Standards.

“When our small group of anti-educators tried to make significant changes, we were fired by the chairman.”

About 87% of people who submitted hundreds of written comments to the Department of Education opposed it. Teachers and historians, including the American Historical Association, have criticized the proposal for failing to teach students to engage with and think critically about history.

Members of several Native American tribes in the state have also said the state failed to consult with the tribes in developing the standards.

At Monday’s hearing, conservatives who supported the standards countered that the proposal increases references to Native American history and leaders. They also advocated an idea popular in conservative circles: that education must be stripped of pedagogical terms and belong to people who do not belong to professional educators.

“The complaint that students aren’t required to think higher because the standards don’t use Guild-approved buzzwords rings hollow,” said Jon Schaff, a political science professor at Northern State University who presented the commission’s rebuttal on Monday.

He added, “This is the kind of education our children need if they are to be informed, educated citizens who are willing to take on the difficult task of self-government.”

At Monday’s hearing, teachers and school administrators, with few exceptions, asked the board to reject the standards and suggested considering those developed last year by a commission of 44 South Dakota educators.

Last year’s commission, supported by the National Council for the Social Studies, began its work with the state’s established standards and built upon them, particularly to reinforce references to Native American history and culture.

The standards met with objections from conservatives who accused the National Council for Social Studies of promoting certain controversial teachings about race, such as the academic framework known as critical race theory. The organization has said it does not advance the doctrine of critical race theory, but it is not shy about discussing the facts of racism in the United States.

Two conservatives resigned from last year’s group in protest, and a conservative commentator, Stanley Kurtz, took to the pages of National Review to urge Noem to scrap the proposed standards. In October of last year, she did just that.

The governor restarted the process with a smaller, Conservative-dominated working group and hired a former Hillsdale College politics professor, William Morrisey, to lead the group’s work. It produced a 128-page proposal that contained clear echoes of “The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum,” which glorified the nation’s founders and criticized the expansion of US government programs.

Meanwhile, Hillsdale has also been involved in helping private and charter schools across the country implement classic educational models that emphasize learning around traditional, Western scriptures and ideas. Rachel Oglesby, Noem’s policy director, told the Board of Education Standards she hoped the standards would bring the classic model to all public schools in the state.

The board will hold three more public hearings before deciding whether to adopt the standards next year.

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Stenograph® Announces MAXScribe™ Version 3.0, Enabling Users to Deliver Real-Time Services https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/stenograph-announces-maxscribe-version-3-0-enabling-users-to-deliver-real-time-services/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:00:08 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/stenograph-announces-maxscribe-version-3-0-enabling-users-to-deliver-real-time-services/ press release – September 15, 2022 10:00 am CDT DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 15, 2022 (Newswire.com) – Stenograph, LLC, the leader in legal transcription technology, has announced a major update to MAXScribe, the first and only software to offer multi-channel recording, annotation, Phoenix Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) engine, and editing capabilities in a single application. […]]]>

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September 15, 2022 10:00 am CDT

Stenograph, LLC, the leader in legal transcription technology, has announced a major update to MAXScribe, the first and only software to offer multi-channel recording, annotation, Phoenix Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) engine, and editing capabilities in a single application. MAXScribe was specifically designed for the court reporting and legal transcription industry to increase the productivity and profitability of reporters, court reporting agencies and transcription service providers. By using MAXScribe, certified digital reporters can double their earnings and certified transcribers can increase their efficiency by up to 50%.

“Demand for MAXScribe has been strong because our solution offers audio recording, automated transcription and transcription production in a single solution,” said Nayan Patel, senior product manager for MAXScribe and Phoenix. “Our customers have asked for streaming text to enhance the RealTeam editing experience and enable same-day endgames. These new features, combined with the custom-designed and highly accurate Phoenix ASR engine and industry-standard layout and editing tools, make MAXScribe 3.0 a game changer.”

In this software update, version 3.0, MAXScribe now offers near instantaneous streaming of text, giving users a rough transcript as recording occurs. When this powerful streaming technology from the Phoenix ASR engine is integrated with Stenograph’s CaseViewNet®, users can broadcast a raw transcript in real time to their clients both in-room and remotely. MAXScribe is also now integrated with Stenograph’s RealTeam™ collaboration tool, allowing editors and proofreaders to edit a transcript at the same time. Changes are made in real time and are visible to other participants, making transcripts faster than ever. MAXScribe now gives agencies all the tools they need to fulfill real-time, same-day transcription services with certified digital reporters.

“MAXScribe 3.0 is the culmination of providing our customers with the best automatic speech recognition experience to make them more productive and profitable,” said Anir Dutta, President of Stenograph. “With this latest version of MAXScribe, our goal is to enable court reporting agencies to effectively cover their calendars regardless of order processing times. In addition, we also want to enable CERs and CETs to triple their earning potential and productivity. As one of us agency beta customers in Chicago said so eloquently, “These new features are incredible value. The addition of real-time text streaming coupled with RealTeam and CaseViewNet in MAXScribe is a game changer. For the first time, these capabilities bring Real-time and same-day services for digital reporting.'”

For more information on Stenograph solutions, visit www.stenograph.com.

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Marilynn Marti Lambie Newton obituary https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/marilynn-marti-lambie-newton-obituary/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:18:28 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/marilynn-marti-lambie-newton-obituary/ Marilynn Marti Lambie Newton, aged 99, formerly of Beaver, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2022 while in the care of Bayshore Memory Care in Naples, FL. Born August 23, 1923 in Canton, OH, she was the daughter of the late William Peter and Lois (Lynch) Marti. Marilynn graduated from Ambridge High School […]]]>

Marilynn Marti Lambie Newton, aged 99, formerly of Beaver, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2022 while in the care of Bayshore Memory Care in Naples, FL.

Born August 23, 1923 in Canton, OH, she was the daughter of the late William Peter and Lois (Lynch) Marti. Marilynn graduated from Ambridge High School in 1941. She married Samuel M. Lambie in 1945 and after his death in 1949 she married Robert E. Newton in 1951. She and Bob were married for fifty-nine years until his death in 2010. Her parents and husbands were preceded in death by their eight siblings: Herbert L., Harold A., Rollin J., Robert, Donald V. Marti, Ruth Ann Maratta, Maxine Domergue and Elaine Hertnecky. They survive three sons and daughters-in-law: Samuel Lambie (Sandy) Newton of Marietta, GA, Robert Erick (Joyce) Newton of Naples, FL, Jeffrey Charles (Roberta) Newton of Melbourne, FL, and a daughter and son. In-laws, Cheryl Lynn Newton (Thomas) Grau of Beaver, PA, eight beloved grandchildren: Marc Thomas, Craig Samuel, Stephen Robert, Patricia Gail, James Andrew, Jessica Elaine Newton and Erica Lynn and Allison Kelsey Grau, also seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A lifelong believer, she was active in the Beaver United Methodist Church, participating in the choir choir, handbell choir, preschool committee, and many volunteer and mission projects, believing that faith without works is empty. One of her fondest memories was singing with the choir at a Billy Graham Crusade in Pittsburgh, PA.

Marilynn was employed by the Beaver County Times, first as a proofreader, then as a member of the classifieds department, before retiring in 1988.

She made many dear friends after moving to Carlisle Assisted Living Center in Naples, FL and proudly announced that she had won gold medals in the Senior Olympics events for Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Scrabble there. She was an inspirational mother and a great grandmother and will be sorely missed by her loved ones.

At her request, there will be a memorial service and private funeral in Sewickley at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff at Bayshore Memory and Vitas Healthcare Hospice for their kind, patient and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity.

Posted September 11, 2022

Published in Ellwood City Ledger, The Beaver County Times

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Alan Ray talks about the creativity and struggles behind “Draconium Carbide: Casus Belli” https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/alan-ray-talks-about-the-creativity-and-struggles-behind-draconium-carbide-casus-belli/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:26:34 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/alan-ray-talks-about-the-creativity-and-struggles-behind-draconium-carbide-casus-belli/ Hello Alan! We are delighted to have you with us today. First of all, could you please tell us what made you decide to write this novel? Alan Ray: It started when I saw Eragon at the movies in high school and I thought, “I could write a better movie.” Several other famous fantasy titles […]]]>

Hello Alan! We are delighted to have you with us today. First of all, could you please tell us what made you decide to write this novel?

Alan Ray: It started when I saw Eragon at the movies in high school and I thought, “I could write a better movie.” Several other famous fantasy titles like WoW, LoTR and D&D shared some of the moving trains so I decided not to follow their style and create my own.

Originally, Draconium Carbide was going to be a video game set with the story I developed and wrote. Many of the names and “game assets” are either present or have been changed. Magnus Rex was a weaponsmith brand that later became Lysegre. Some of the main characters’ names, such as “Kayrill” and “Vadaros”, are included as alternate names for Karriel and Vaidraxus, respectively.

Brilliant! We would like to know about the main characters of the novel and the qualities they exhibit.

The four characters share some of my personalities. Karriel for being the mediator for opposing parties. Vaidraxus for being blunt and brazen about the upper classes and their snobbery. Syariatar, the leader of the “black sheep” who nobody wants to represent. Raobilead, one with one foot in reality, the other in irrationality.

The recurring human protagonist is Ryotori Jaichi, an auxiliary officer who often leads the main characters and sometimes other monster escapees and fighters. His leadership involves brutal efficiency, ingenuity and pragmatism. All oaths, principles, and life teachings are either severely tested under him or risk being proven false.

Which of these characters do you like the most and why?

Alan Ray: I don’t want to pick favorites because they are a part of me.

Did you encounter any challenges in the making of the novel? If yes, how did you overcome them?

Alan Ray: The main problem behind the novel was money. The idea, elements and actions were established. It was just that I was having trouble finding jobs to pay editors, proofreaders, and proofreaders.

Even the local film and entertainment studios here didn’t give me a chance to share it with the producers. I’ve tried applying for jobs that don’t match my degree and have graduated from a few trade schools. It was the recurring obstacle between my novel’s freeway and success.

I also had doubts and mental episodes from worrying that my novel would not reach the audience. No funds meant no exposure. But I didn’t give up. I just fought back against the irrational and illogical claim that entry-level jobs require a minimum work experience.

What advice do you have for people who want to become authors?

Alan Ray: Writing skills are worthless if you don’t have an anchor in life to fall back on. It’s much easier and faster to hone your writing skills in this way than just writing sentences and paragraphs that don’t match your personal interests and topics.

Precisely! Do you have favorite quotes that you would like to share?

Alan Ray: Yes! “If you want to know who rules over you, look at who not to criticize.” This is my favorite Voltaire quote.

Thanks for taking the time to talk, Alan! We really appreciate your contribution and wish you the best of luck with your novel and future endeavors.

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90 Day Fiancé fans have slammed Pedro’s performance as a real estate agent https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/90-day-fiance-fans-have-slammed-pedros-performance-as-a-real-estate-agent/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:55:00 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/90-day-fiance-fans-have-slammed-pedros-performance-as-a-real-estate-agent/ Some 90 Day Fiancé fans who have been clients of Pedro Jimeno claim that he is not a good real estate agent and is “awkward” at work. former 90 days fiance Franchise star Pedro Jimeno usually flaunts his skills as a real estate agent, but fans have been poking fun at his skills lately. The […]]]>

Some 90 Day Fiancé fans who have been clients of Pedro Jimeno claim that he is not a good real estate agent and is “awkward” at work.

former 90 days fiance Franchise star Pedro Jimeno usually flaunts his skills as a real estate agent, but fans have been poking fun at his skills lately. The 30-year-old reality star made her debut in Season 4 where she married his American partner Chantel Everett. The couple’s relationship was initially very strong as the two stayed by each other’s sides through family drama and arguments. However, things have changed in recent months as the two grew apart on their spin-off show. The family choir. Pedro and Chantel are now separated and their divorce proceedings are ongoing.

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Chantel had always been supportive of Pedro and tried to save their marriage from their final breakup. But the Dominican native has always prioritized his career as a realtor over his marriage. Pedro works at Laura Delgado Realty, which has sold 919 properties at an average list price of $450,000. At his job, he works with his boss Laura and his colleague Antonella. The family choir star usually flaunts its successful sales, among other accomplishments, on its professional social media page. However, 90 day fiance Viewers noticed that his employer’s website has a lot of spelling mistakes that don’t look professional.


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Recently, fans looked at Pedro’s professional biography on the Laura Delgado Realty website and could not believe its absurdity. A Redditor ToshVal posted the screenshot of the page titled, “The influencer.LMAOL!,” alluding to the fact that Pedro has claimed to be a “Influencer to Agent” in the first line of his biography. Other Redditors chimed in with their reactions and wrote their personal stories. One of them claimed “He was the agent for one of the buyers I signed. The buyer didn’t speak English so Pedro translated but it was very half a**.” The fan claimed Pedro showed up late in the day and acted “Unpleasantries.”


Another Redditor claimed that the reality star is not a good broker, stating: “When he did that go through with a high-quality customer and didn’t even know the lot size, I figured he wasn’t the hardworking agent he made out to be.” Other fans spoke out about the grammatical errors in Pedro’s bio and left several harsh comments about his smug attitude. A Redditor shared, “Someone couldn’t proofread that???” to which another replied, “Someone is a little too confident with their English lol. Sounds a lot like Pedro.” Someone else called 90 day fiance franchise graduate a narcissist and commented: “I doubt it occurred to career great Pedro that it might be felt unprofessional to put ‘influencer’ in his typo-riddled bio.”


There is no doubt that Pedro’s professional page has some spelling mistakes. Apart from the fact that he wrote “influencer‘ in the first line of his biography seems a bit amateurish. It’s understandable why many fans are mad at him for speaking out about how “Home is where family is.” In contrast, he has shown hypocritical behavior on the show by coming home late to his wife. After seeing 90 day fiance Criticism from fans online, Pedro can correct the mistakes in his bio.

Source: ToshVal/reddit

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David Carroll: Make no mistake about it | Share for free https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/david-carroll-make-no-mistake-about-it-share-for-free/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/david-carroll-make-no-mistake-about-it-share-for-free/ This is an opinion column. YYou can blame it on autocorrect, spell checking, or just the old lack of spelling skills, but social media continues to be a bottomless pit for unintentional laughs. Here’s my latest series of Facebook foul-ups, with my comments in parentheses: “I can imagine asbestos, I can retire soon.” (Hopefully not […]]]>

This is an opinion column.

YYou can blame it on autocorrect, spell checking, or just the old lack of spelling skills, but social media continues to be a bottomless pit for unintentional laughs. Here’s my latest series of Facebook foul-ups, with my comments in parentheses:

“I can imagine asbestos, I can retire soon.” (Hopefully not from teaching).

“He left the marks of the accident.” (And I saw him doing it!)

“Our son is about to graduate with honors. I love to see him sore!” (Hopefully he will heal after he gets his diploma).

“If I have to, I’ll take him to the little clam dish!” (Can you secure those clams?)

“I’m kind of sad because today I feel like a little melon collie.” (Haven’t heard of that particular breed).

“The news says the main streets are clear, but the secretaries’ streets are still slippery.” (Secretaries better stay home then!)

“Congratulations to my daughter on winning the spelling bee!” (Please tell me she’s not homeschooled).

“I’ve always hated being in the spelling bee. I knew I was going to lose.” (I bet you were right).

“I’ve been racking my brains, but I can’t remember.” (You might want to take it to the body shop).

“When I was little, my mom gave me castor oil.” (Have you been to Cuba?)

“We played well until the end, but they won with a buzzard bat.” (And there were feathers all over the yard).

“If he doesn’t stop drinking, he’ll end up with liver psoriasis.” (And maybe heart dandruff.)

“I love this girl, she’s a real sweat cake!” (Better not say that to her face).

“Make no mistake, I’ll fire anyone who can’t do the job.” (You may wish to hire a proofreader).

“You should be able to figure that out, it’s not a rocket scientist.” (Who is it then?)

“What a great day for Queen Elizabeth. She’s been on the run for 70 years!” (Long May She Rain).

“Hey, I have some tickets that I can’t use. If you want to go, just give me a massage.” (Okay, but can that wait until after the event?)

“I have a wedding dress for sale. The veal is included.” (I only take the vegetables).

“Have you heard from my husband? He was inducted into the Hall of Fame.” (That’s the happiest indictment ever).

“How will I be able to make ends meet? (I would try a butcher).

“Has anyone heard about his funeral charges?” (I wish the law would leave Uncle Ned alone).

“Has anyone the recipe for the chicken permit?” (Yes, but I don’t have the parmesan to tell you).

“Here are some pictures of my sweet little nephew. He’s six months old.” (That’s great when he turns three, leave minnow).

“Be careful when you buy milk. Always check the inspiration date.” (I’ve looked everywhere for inspired milk).

“You’d better hurry, I’m running out of patients!” (If that happens, your doctor’s office will probably close, right?)

“Woo-hoo, I just got expelled from college!” (Glad they don’t count for spelling).

“Please don’t take a fence when I tell you that.” (Otherwise my cows might get out).

“That teacher said he would drop me.” (Like a big oak tree).

“I say that with all due respect.” (Are you telling?)

“If any of you parents need a night off, I’ll do the baby setting.” (Where do you hire them?)

“My husband is very accident-loving.” (Then whatever you do, don’t let him use a fork).

“This is such a heartbreaking story.” (Did you tell your vet?)

“I love homecoming week. The cheerleaders always throw bombs.” (I would watch from a safe distance).

“Maybe I’ll go back to church. I heard they have a new pasture.” (They need some shade at this time of year).

“He just got out of the hospital with a case of ammonia.” (Good. We can use that to clean the house).

And finally: “Anybody want some apple butter? It’s all homemade.” (I better not comment on that).

There may be more of these pillars down the road. But like Yogi Berra said, I don’t make predictions. Especially when it comes to the future.

David Caroll is a Chattanooga news anchor and author of Volunteer Bama Dawg. Contact him at 3dc@epbfi.com.

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🌱 New home mortgage program + Netflix to cast local couples + RV show https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/%f0%9f%8c%b1-new-home-mortgage-program-netflix-to-cast-local-couples-rv-show/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 22:22:52 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/%f0%9f%8c%b1-new-home-mortgage-program-netflix-to-cast-local-couples-rv-show/ Hello everyone. I’m here with your fresh copy of the Charlotte Daily, packed with everything you need to know about what’s going on locally. Follow us for the latest… First today’s weather: Partly sunny and warm. High: 91 Low: 70. Here are the five best stories in Charlotte today: From September 15-18 at The Park […]]]>

Hello everyone. I’m here with your fresh copy of the Charlotte Daily, packed with everything you need to know about what’s going on locally. Follow us for the latest…


First today’s weather:

Partly sunny and warm. High: 91 Low: 70.


Here are the five best stories in Charlotte today:

  1. From September 15-18 at The Park Expo & Conference Center in Charlotte, an unforgettable shopping experience like no other is coming soon. “The popularity of the RV lifestyle has reached new heights in 2021. More and more families are finding the value in bringing their family and furry friends along for unforgettable adventures and priceless connections. Come see the best selection of dealerships and RVs for every need and budget at the NCRVDA Show.” according to WCCB Charlotte. Text CAMP at 31403 by 10:00 am on September 12 for a chance to win four tickets to the NCRVDA show. (WCCB Charlotte)
  2. The pandemic has taught us all the importance of childcare and the problems with what many call a broken system. Teachers say they aren’t paid well, and the business model means facilities are struggling to stay open while North Carolina parents struggle to even afford the care,” WCNC said. The unsung heroes are the workers who take care of your children every day. But, reports WCNC, “many are dropping out of the business for a variety of reasons, including low wages. A new federally funded program called WAGE$ working to change that.” (WCNC.com)
  3. A firefighter registration will be held on September 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Charlotte Fire Headquarters Applications for firefighter positions at Charlotte Fire will be open September 16-30. “Interested in the event Candidates can visit Charlotte Fire’s headquarters and speak with firefighters and employees to answer questions about career opportunities. The Charlotte Fire Human Resources team will also have computer stations available to apply for firefighter positions and to assist in the process. … Firefighters will be able to answer any questions related to firefighting and the recruitment process,” according to the city government. (charlottenc.gov)
  4. Bank of America is now offering first-time homebuyers in a select subset of cities, including Charlotte, no down payment, no mortgage closing costs to support the growth of home ownership in black and Hispanic communities. … The new mortgages are called “Community Affordable Loan Solution,” aiming to help more individuals and families obtain affordable credit,” according to WCNC. (WCNC.com)
  5. Do you dream of being a reality TV star? A casting company that works with Netflix wants to make your dream come true!The company announced it is casting for the hit Netflix series The Ultimatum, about couples who must make a commitment to marry or separate. The dating reality show is being produced by the same people who brought us another Netflix hit, “Love is Blind,” WCNC reported. According to the casting company’s job postingthey are looking for production assistants and couples starting September 22nd.” (WCNC.com)

Today in Charlotte:

  • Coffee and talk at Suffolk Punch Brewing (8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m)
  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 6 p.m)
  • Unseen Oceans exhibit at Discovery Place Science (10 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Food Truck in the Market: Freedom Fries at the Mac Tabby Cat Cafe (17 o’clock)
  • Matthews Alive Festival in Poppycox (17 o’clock)
  • Live at 11: Outdoor Concert at Ballantyne’s Backyard (5:30pm)
  • Appearance of Noel & Maria in Middle C Jazz (6 p.m)
  • Summer is Over Party: Comedy Show at Common Market SouthEnd (19 o’clock)

From my notebook:

  • The City of Charlotte is developing a plan to preserve and promote art and culture in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Take the survey to share your priorities for the local creative sector and let us know how you’re engaging with culture. (City of Charlotte Government via Facebook)
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in education? We need them! Register today or reactivate your status as a CMS volunteer. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg-Schools via Facebook)
  • Charlotte Ballet returns for the 2022/2023 season and presents Crystal Pite’s A Picture of You Falling. ⁠We’re proud to be one of the few ballet companies in the US to present this piece and can’t wait to bring it back to Charlotte. (Charlotte Ballet via Facebook)
  • Thanks to the Carolina Panthers and the David & Nicole Tepper Foundation, the kids at Hickory Grove Elementary had a super fun day – and so did we! We were so excited to be able to give these children the materials they need. (Classroom Hub via Facebook)
  • A library card gives you access to millions of books, songs, movies, resources and more. Want to stream the latest from Beyoncé, Bad Bunny and the classic Pink Floyd? You can do that. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library via Facebook)
  • Thank you to Adam Sperling and Johnny Harris for sharing their thoughts on the upcoming Presidents Cup at last night’s Truist Speaker Series. (Charlotte Sports Foundation via Facebook)
  • Jenna Rinalducci, Art & Architecture Librarian, is here for you! You can get their research guides https://bit.ly/3bpkj8P (UNC Charlotte Atkins Library via Facebook)
  • Want to help the tree canopy in your neighborhood? Apply for this year’s tree care grant! Eligible organizations across the city can apply for matching grants of up to $3,000 for tree care initiatives, including canopy assessment. (City of Charlotte Housing and Neighborhood Services via Facebook)
  • Take orders for Christmas now! Here’s a bit of one of my latest pieces (pencil drawings on cotton cloth). You can contact me with any questions or requests. Email to silvanacureart@gmail.com (Next door)
  • lost dog. His name is Max. He is very friendly. (Next door)
  • Does anyone know a good place to bring your car for service? (Next door)
  • We had to put our cat to sleep. She was on diabetic food, so we have two large ziplock bags of Purina Pro prescription cat food for diabetic cats. Message me if you would like a bag. (Next door)

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AMD Teases RDNA3, Reveals Ryzen 7000 CPU Price and Release Date https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/amd-teases-rdna3-reveals-ryzen-7000-cpu-price-and-release-date/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 13:03:46 +0000 https://best-custom-essay-writing.net/amd-teases-rdna3-reveals-ryzen-7000-cpu-price-and-release-date/ AMD revealed price, performance, some release dates and more about its upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards and Ryzen 7000 series processors in action. Live broadcast “Together we invite you” on Monday. Four CPUs with the new desktop processing architecture Zen 4 (codename “Raphael”) will be released on September 27, 2022. The flagship Ryzen 9 7950X […]]]>

AMD revealed price, performance, some release dates and more about its upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards and Ryzen 7000 series processors in action. Live broadcast “Together we invite you” on Monday.

Four CPUs with the new desktop processing architecture Zen 4 (codename “Raphael”) will be released on September 27, 2022. The flagship Ryzen 9 7950X chip costs $699 at launch and features 16 cores, 32 threads and a 5.7 boost clock. gigahertz.

A round-up of pricing, specs, and release date for the upcoming Ryzen 7000 series.
Photo: AMD

The other three processors are the Ryzen 9 7900X (12 cores, 24 threads, 5.6 GHz) for $549, the Ryzen 7 7700X (8 cores, 16 threads, 5.3 GHz) for $399 and the budget Ryzen 5 7600X (6 cores, 12 threads and 5.3 GHz for $299 During the presentation, AMD claimed that Zen4 processors will have a 13 percent IPC increase over the previous generation Zen 3 (the Ryzen 5000 series ) have, up from 8-10 percent over the alleged increase in development teased at Computex 2022.

Other claims include up to a 29 percent increase in single-threaded performance, but take those predictions with a pinch of salt until they’re released and made available for external measurements. Some of the estimated increases are vague, such as a 6 to 35 percent increase in performance in games when comparing the new Ryzen 9 7950X to its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 5950X.


Expected improvements you can expect by upgrading from equivalent Zen3 processors.
Photo: AMD

In terms of how long-time market competitor Intel fits in, AMD compared its latest performance to that of the Intel i9-12900K in the V-Ray benchmark, where the Zen 4 processor showed up to 47 percent better performance per watt and potential 57 percent improvement. Percent in RayTrac. Just remember that this is one standard among many, and AMD’s concern is to make this introduction attractive to consumers looking to upgrade their desktop PCs. We will get a more precise picture of the performance comparison when neutral benchmark tests can be carried out.

Scroll to compare the Ryzen 7000 to the 11th Gen Intel i9 processor.

As always, take standard slides from presentations with some proofreading to allow for third-party testing and review.
Photo: AMD

While he’s absent from the show, AMD’s website confirms that all four Ryzen 7000 memory units will have integrated Radeon RDNA 2 graphics. Each Raphael CPU has two graphics cores, each with 64 streaming processors and a boost clock of up to 2.2 GHz. Before anyone gets excited about the gaming prowess, you probably won’t want to forego a full-fledged desktop graphics card in favor of this compact alternative, as the onboard GPU is only enough for tasks like basic content creation and display output.

There are a few key things from the show to keep in mind if you be Planning to upgrade or build a new PC soon. First, this generation of AMD processors will use the AM5 socket platform, which means you need to upgrade the motherboard. Prices for AM5 motherboards start at $125 and will be supported until at least 2025, which aligns nicely with the expected 2024 launch of the Zen 5.

That doesn’t mean AM4 is over. “We anticipate that AM4 and AM5 will coexist for some time,” Lisa Su said during the show. “You should expect us to build the entire AM5 stack as we did with AM4, but the build will take time and we want to make sure the cost items are correct as always.” she Do That means you’ll also need to plan for upgrading your system memory as AM5 takes over DDR5 RAM and drops DDR4 support.

The processors weren’t the only announcement as we also got a glimpse of the next generation of Radeon graphics cards. The AMD Radeon RX 7000 series will be based on a 5nm processing node and the flagship model is said to have a Navi 31 GPU with 12,288 Stream processors and up to 24GB of GDDR6 memory, although this is still speculative information. AMD’s generous information about its new processors didn’t extend to upcoming graphics cards.

Lisa Sue teasing the RDA4 GPU on stage.

A sneak peek at the RDNA4 graphics card, which looks similar to AMD’s Enterprise Edition GPUs.
Photo: AMD

AMD CEO Lisa Sue reiterated previous claims that the new GPU architecture will deliver a 50 percent increase in performance per watt over RDNA 2, and during the presentation confirmed that at least one Radeon 7000 device is running and testing, noting that that his performance looks “absolutely gorgeous”. . ”

The design looks identical to the previous generation flagship cards, with an all-black color scheme and RGB lighting similar to the Radeon RX 6950XT. The next-gen model shown during the presentation was not named, nor was the power connector shown, although the triple-fan design and card thickness suggest it would be a high-end model.

Other expected features include advanced chipset encapsulation, redesigned compute units, improved graphics pipeline, and next-gen AMD Infinity Cache. The next generation of AMD Radeon graphics cards are also slated to launch by the end of the year, although no specific launch date has been announced.

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