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11 février 2019

專家解讀兒童感冒三大謠言

當孩子感冒和發燒時,父母將不可避免地擔心。在父母改變之前,他們肯定會說他們要帶孩子去醫院。今天最流行的做法是不讓孩子們去醫院。我沒有看到“外國人發燒讓孩子們在雪中降溫”,“外國感冒和發燒根本不吃藥”和其他類似的微信段落很受朋友歡迎,而且越來越多的媽媽也分享各種育兒論壇和交流團體。你的寶寶如何不吃藥,不用針頭來克服疾病的故事。

醫學科學其實是一種統計,一切都不是絕對的,不應該輕易得出結論,孩子應該勤於感冒護理,但不要死,關鍵時刻必須聽從醫生的建議。雖然感冒通常是小病,但如果處理不當,會導致嚴重的疾病。有三個關於兒童感冒的傳言需要引起注意。

不過,接種後或可能出現鼻塞、流鼻水、發燒、喉嚨痛的流感 疫苗 副作用,而噴鼻式疫苗的成本較針劑貴一倍。

謠言一:兒童不應使用抗生素治療感冒。

我不知道什么時候,很多父母一聽到抗生素就立刻敵人,堅決不給孩子抗生素,如果醫生也認為醫院是賺錢的話。感冒真的不能用抗生素嗎?

要回答這個問題,你必須從感冒的概念開始。 李棟方醫生說:“感冒是普通人的名字,不是專業醫學術語。我們通常說感冒一般是指急性上呼吸道感染(簡稱上感)和胃腸感冒(也稱嘔吐感覺。“急性上呼吸道感染通常發生在鼻,喉嚨和喉嚨的呼吸系統疾病中。胃腸道寒冷一般是指小兒腸炎,秋季腹瀉,急性胃炎和急性胃腸炎等疾病,有人稱之為“胃寒”。

踏入流感高峯期,接種疫苗是預防 流感感染的有效方法,但小朋友可能因怕痛而抗拒打針,除了注射式的流感疫苗外,本港亦已引入噴鼻式疫苗。

因為90%的兒童感冒是由病毒感染引起的,所以一般不需要抗生素來對抗細菌,但沒有絕對的事實。另外10%的感冒可能是由細菌、支原體或其他病原體引起的。一些細菌性疾病如果不及時用抗生素治療可能會惡化。

神話2:布洛芬和撲熱息痛都是有毒的。

不過流感疫苗價錢較針劑疫苗貴1倍,且只適合2至49歲健康人士,孕婦、哮喘患者及免疫系統受損人士均不適合。

一個孩子的感冒往往會導致發燒,但父母一般會出現咳嗽、打噴嚏和流鼻涕的症狀,但經常沒有看到自己的孩子發燒,而是認識到國外兒童不吃藥的想法。而擔心暴露於布洛芬和對乙酰氨基酚的朋友之間,許多家長會繼續使用物理降溫,並拒絕使用解熱藥物。

這是對父母的誤解。他說:“目前,建議在小兒科中使用布洛芬和對乙酰氨基酚治療發燒。其中,布洛芬是世界衛生組織和美國食品和藥物管理局唯一推薦的兒童退熱藥物。兒童不再使用退熱藥物。雖然它是一種三點藥物,但它確實有一些副作用,但在需要時不需要它,但它會加重病情,如熱性驚厥。“

事實上,布洛芬不僅可用於小兒發熱,還可用於類風濕關節炎、骨關節炎、強直性脊柱炎等。只要家長遵循使用說明,就不會有大的副作用,因為列出的劑量是非常安全的,遠遠低於風濕性疾病的使用。

謠言3:感冒藥的副作用比西藥少。

長者因為能製造的抗體較少,亦不適合用噴鼻式流感疫苗,四十九歲或以下的人士使用會較好。

在許多家長看來,中醫是一種形形色色的藥物,而西藥則是一種經過加工的化學物質。因此,服用中藥的副作用肯定會較西藥為小。這也是一個誤解。西藥之所以讓人覺得有很多副作用,是因為西醫的說明書列出了禁忌和副作用的清單。事實上,這只是表明對這種藥物的研究已經深入。但這並不意味著每個人在服用西藥時都會有這么多副作用。

在兒童感冒中,確實有很多中成藥非常有效,但這並不意味著吃中藥時沒有副作用,但這可能不是對許多中藥的徹底研究。孩子應該隨時按照醫生的建議,不能根據自己的喜好給孩子吃藥。通過長時間吃一些補救措施或補充劑來照顧孩子的身體更是不可能!

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31 janvier 2019

15名女性的口味很​​苗條

無論是在那個季節,外套都能凸顯女性的時尚魅力,在不同場合選擇不同的外套,搭配不同的服裝,呈現出不尋常的時尚潮流。

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精致而富有光澤的面料,寬松版的馬甲,深沉的咖啡色,呈現出大方穩重的時尚魅力,非常大氣,上身效果很好。

為左可以更持久Keep住個身型,所以都要配合BodiBra既功能 內衣+束衣穿著..就好似牙箍原理

豪華毛皮大衣,毛絨質地,華麗的感覺,最基本的黑色,帶有性感和神秘的時尚。

立體線條散發出氣質的街頭風格,毛絨襯裏帶來超級溫暖。這款精致時尚的短袖夾克功能多樣。

淺咖啡色針織毛衣開衫,質地撕裂,帶來懶散的時尚氛圍,寬松的款式,演繹出浪漫的休閑風格。

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大披肩款式設計,典雅浪漫質感,深沉典雅,設計最簡潔,營造出最帥氣的現代女孩造型,超典雅大氣。

金屬拉鏈,帶來酷的個性風格,經典的基本翻領風格,充滿酷火車頭的味道,能幹帥氣的中性風格。

輕薄咖啡和毛絨衣領的纖巧背心為這個空間帶來層次感。纖薄的立體剪裁可完美塑造您的完美身材,時尚且多功能。

羽絨背心采用開線縫制,面包質地蓬松,超級可愛,填充物厚實,保暖效果極佳,是今冬最受歡迎的時尚單品。

毛皮領設計,豪華高貴,帥氣時尚的大翻領,雙層設計,給空間帶來視覺效果,腰帶搭配體型,美觀時尚。

長期的皮革風衣,華麗的領子,體現了成熟女性的柔美,瘦身腰帶的設計,展現了您卓越的性感身材。

最近開始很多人問我穿着甚麼矯形 內衣來瘦身

優雅的棕色,簡約的風衣,穿著獨特的優雅,詮釋女性柔美的女性氣息,散發出獨特的優雅和休閑的氣質。

黑色皮領大衣,展現了職場女性的整潔、修養、女性的魅力,讓你成為一個剛柔並存的小女人。

條紋寬松針織羊毛衫,自然時尚,淺色充滿女性的柔情,寬松的質感,演繹出女孩的休閑氣質。

細膩可愛的撚線,簡單均勻的帽子設計,淺色,充滿溫馨的感覺,精致的黑色小翻滾,演繹出嬌小女子。

短袖小棉夾克,經典縫紉線,帶來複古魅力,可愛造型,青春可愛少女。

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24 janvier 2019

當我的眼睛進入某物時我該怎么做?我要不要擦一下

我們每天都用屍體,但你真的知道嗎?為了讓身體更好地為我們服務,我們必須首先了解人體的結構和秘密。今天,讓我們一起探索未知的身體吧!

本期秘密:

新鏡片設有用作矯正近視及散光的「中心光學區」,並於圍繞中心光學區伸延至鏡片周邊加入小區域離焦度數,令眼內形成「近視離焦」,令小童的眼軸生長會趨向變短,有效抑制配戴者近視 加深

眼睫毛掉進眼睛,風太大的眼睛變成沙子,小飛蟲在路上偶爾飛進眼睛,這些東西你以前遇到過嗎?那么,眼睛裏有沒有異物可以用你的手擦呢?用手擦眼睛會帶來什么問題?移除異物的正確方法是什么?

眼睛盯著東西,不要馬上趕去!

在偶像劇中頑固的女主角經常說,“我沒有哭,我只是把眼睛放在沙子裏。”其實,在日常生活中,我們經常遇到眼睛進入的問題,特別是在刮風的天氣,一些灰塵、沙子、碎片經常刮到眼睛裏。即使沒有風,遇上柳絮在空中飛舞的季節,漫不經心的走在路上也會被征募。兩天前,在她上班的路上,她的同事被一只飛蟲弄瞎了眼睛。大胸姐姐的睫毛也很差。她總是掉進眼睛裏。每次都要付出很大的努力才能把他們救出來。

新鏡片設有用作矯正近視及散光的「中心光學區」,並於圍繞中心光學區伸延至鏡片周邊加入小區域離焦度數,令眼內形成「近視離焦」,令小童的眼軸生長會趨向變短,有效抑制配戴者近視 加深

當各種異物進入眼睛時,強烈的異物會導致疼痛、流淚、睜開眼睛等反應。眼睛變成東西,強烈的刺激往往讓我們流淚,為了取出異物,有些人忍不住揉眼睛,這種做法一定不行!

用手擦眼睛會有什么危害?

當你的眼睛裏有異物時,有時眨眼不僅不能消除異物,還會給眼睛帶來更多傷害。因為用手揉眼睛容易劃傷角膜,會導致異物嵌入角膜,很難脫落,這會增加眼睛的傷害,甚至影響視力。此外,即使在日常生活中,我們也不應該輕易用手揉眼睛,因為手上經常會有各種細菌,很容易用手和眼睛將細菌帶入眼睛,引起炎症。當然,除了不用手揉眼睛之外,不可能使用釘子,火柴或電線來挑剔。

新鏡片設有用作矯正近視及散光的「中心光學區」,並於圍繞中心光學區伸延至鏡片周邊加入小區域離焦度數,令眼內形成「近視離焦」,令小童的眼軸生長會趨向變短,有效抑制配戴者近視 加深

三個幫助你修複眼睛的技巧

你眼睛裏的東西怎么辦?別擔心,大胸幫每個人整理了三條路。

1.輕輕閉上眼睛一段時間,或者用手輕輕抬起眼瞼。

2,如果異物不能自行排出,仍有疼痛,很可能會附著在上眼瞼內側的骶部結膜上,可以將眼瞼翻過來找異物,輕輕擦拭幹淨即可。濕棉簽或幹淨的手帕,或者你可以使用清潔水沖洗,疼痛立即消失。

三。如果翻眼瞼後沒有發現異物,異物可能在角膜上(黑眼圈)。這時,不要試圖自己把它取出來,你必須去醫院看醫生治療。

新鏡片設有用作矯正 視力及散光的「中心光學區」,並於圍繞中心光學區伸延至鏡片周邊加入小區域離焦度數,令眼內形成「近視離焦」,令小童的眼軸生長會趨向變短,有效抑制配戴者近視加深。

有人說,我是一個不容易哭的人怎么辦?別擔心,試著低下你的頭,張開你的嘴,深呼吸,打哈欠,向下伸展,最後抬起你的頭,這樣你的眼淚就會流出來。當然,如果你的眼睛很大,差別就會進入東西,建議你買一副大眼鏡,如果天氣好,最好呆在室內,這樣你的眼睛就不會經常受損。

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15 janvier 2019

Hong Kong cruise ports serve 1.7m passengers in 2017

Hong Kong’s two major cruise ports, Kai Tak and Ocean, managed a total of 1.7m travellers in 2017, up four.4% within the previous year, in accordance to air4casts.

Even so, above 700,000 cruise travellers were Hong Kong ‘homeporters’ who chose to begin and stop their cruise getaway within the Kai Tak or Ocean terminals. “They soared by around 58% last year”, claims the visitors analyst firm.

Plan your holiday with a Hong Kong Cruises trip to or from for a unique experience. The spectacular view of the Hong Kong Victoria Harbour from a cruise ship is definitely a highlight to your trip

 

In 2007, just 133,000 passengers were being Hong Kong homeporters, insists air4casts and that amount dropped to one hundred,000 in the course of the world-wide economic disaster of 2009.

But by 2015 the market had in excess of trebled to 379,000 and previous 12 months the quantity of cruise passengers starting up and ending their holiday break in Hong Kong experienced rocketed to 708,000.

In excess of Fifty percent OF HOMEpORT CRUISERS LIVED IN HK

“Between them the Hong Kong Chinese, mainland Chinese, Macau and Taiwanese cruisers accounted for 80% of all holidaymakers who began their cruise from the Hong Kong cruise terminal previous year,” states air4casts.

“Over fifty percent of homeport cruisers lived in Hong Kong itself and they have over doubled in number considering the fact that 2016. A further 20% of 2017’s homeport cruisers came within the Chinese mainland, whilst outside the house the community market place only Us residents and Australians arrived at the top five.”

LEUNG Chung fan

Apparently, outside the Better Chinese location it absolutely was the Indian cruisers who grew swiftest in Hong Kong homeport cruise phrases final year, which advancement was major.

“Indian nationals starting off their cruise immediately outside of Hong Kong soared 255% final year to over twelve,000,” adds air4casts. “Japanese cruisers were not far behind in equally development and quantity phrases Malaysian homeport cruisers improved 145% to simply below ten thousand although Thai nationals upped their count by 69%.”

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21 décembre 2018

不要混合卸妝劑。小心美國肌肉發黑

眼唇特殊的卸妝油和普通的卸妝油能混合使用嗎?

如果妳也屬於敏感性肌膚的話,超級推介這款積雪草原液(DE46)給妳✩‧₊˚這原液可以說比一般的保濕精華好用、更推介的!!

除護眼產品外,幾乎所有護膚品都在眼睛周圍標明。因為眼睛周圍的皮膚只有臉頰厚度的1/4,非常細膩,容易敏感和疲勞。所有使用眼唇專用卸妝油都是非常必要的。建議不要將眼唇專用卸妝油與普通卸妝油混合使用。

認識我嘅人都知道我由細到大皮膚都好差,又係一個敏感肌女生。以前仲成面暗瘡同玫瑰痤瘡,花咗好長嘅時間去改善皮膚,試過好多保濕精華推介畀敏感肌用嘅護膚品。

眼唇卸妝:

用特殊的眼部和唇部卸妝油潤濕化妝棉。閉上眼睛,把濕棉墊輕輕地抹在眼睛上,然後用手輕輕地按壓。大約30秒後,用棉墊輕輕地上下擦幾次眼瞼。然後將化妝棉折成兩半,然後用折好的部分來治療難以移除的眼角。大部分眼部化妝品洗淨後,其餘部分用棉線輕輕去除。然後卸下唇彩,先在嘴角蘸一些化妝棉約5秒鍾,然後從嘴唇兩側輕輕擦拭到唇的中心。

DermaElements 的積雪草原液,它完全可以同修復脆弱敏感肌膚,就讓我為大家推介一下這款比保濕精華好用更見效的產品啦!

因為眼睛周圍的皮膚是非常脆弱的,不適當的保護是最有可能發生的。所以眼部卸妝工作不能粗心,動作也要溫和。

臉部卸妝:

壓力泵設計的卸妝產品,每次約兩台泵的體積倒在手心。如果雙手幹燥,面部幹燥,用手指將卸妝產品延伸到整個面部,然後輕輕按摩。小心不要忽視你鼻子的側翼和你嘴巴周圍的部分。如果皮膚太刺激,不應大力按摩臉頰部份。只要整個手掌緊貼雙頰,用手的溫度慢慢融化化妝就可以了。

DermaElements 的積雪草原液連續用左幾天,肌膚的補水力明顯改善左,比保濕精華好用,而且肌膚緊緻柔滑,毛孔愈見細緻~

流水乳化:

注意卸妝產品不要停留在臉上太長時間。卸妝後,用大約30度的溫水清潔你的臉。用水時洗臉,相對幹淨。當手部及面部卸妝產品完全乳化時,擠洗霜於掌心。在第二次清洗後,可以用水沖洗出范圍廣泛的細泡沫。不要將洗臉產品直接塗在臉上。

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05 décembre 2018

影響財運的物件

俗話說一分耕耘一分收獲,有付出就會有收獲。但是,收獲與付出的卻不成比例,每個人都想成功。

殊不知我自己不能成功是因為環境影響命運人生的很多方面都與環境息息相關,環境無時無刻不在制約、影響著我們。

那么,接下來就讓天人大師帶我們一起來了解下家中的那些物件影響力我們財運。

爐灶

爐灶是一個家庭中食物烹飪的最主要的工具,食物者財也,故爐灶直接關系到宅主的財運。

風水命理學將爐灶定位為“家居中的火財星”。爐灶不宜受門、窗、尖角、以及水龍頭等的沖射。

否則,易造成中家中錢財不聚,因病災、或是非等之事而損財。

水龍頭

風水中有“山主人丁水主財”,現代表家居中的水,自然以水龍頭為首當其沖的代表了,故水龍頭會直接影響到宅主的財運。

風水命理學將水龍頭定位為“家居中的水財星”。一般來講,水龍頭不宜對門、對外、對爐灶安裝。

最不宜安裝在室外,否則,易因桃花、失誤、子女等而損財。

餐桌

根據家居風水學中對家居的區域分類,餐廳主飲食,主財。

餐廳是一家人進食的場所,而餐桌則處餐廳的中心地位。故餐桌對宅主財運的影響大小就可想而知了。

風水命理學因餐桌一般處餐廳中央而將其定位為“家居中的土財星”。

餐桌最不宜橫梁壓頂及受進戶門、衛生間門直沖了,否則,易因家宅不寧而錢財破耗。

酒櫃

酒櫃一般情況下也是餐廳的一個組成部分,並且是展示、擺放酒水的工具,故也會直接影響到宅主的財運。

酒在風水命理學中類象於酉,酉者金也,故,風水命理學將酒櫃定位為“家居中的金財星”。

家居中的酒櫃一般宜擺放在醒目的位置,比如,首選正對餐廳門、次選斜對餐廳門,不宜背對餐廳門,這樣更招財、旺財。

衣櫃

衣櫃的功能是收納宅主衣物,而宅主衣物則是一家之中重要的財物之一,故,衣櫃自然而然與宅主的財運緊密相連了。

根據衣櫃的一般材質為木以及衣櫃高大的形態類象木的特點,風水命理學將衣櫃定位為“家居中的木財星”。

在家居風水學中,衣櫃的擺放與酒櫃的擺放正相反,比如,首選背對房門、次選與房門同側,不宜正對門,這樣更聚財。

冰箱

家居風水中所有的食物均屬“財”,而冰箱是儲存食物的,故家居風水中稱冰箱為“財庫”。

根據冰箱在家居中需要擺放的位置特點,風水命理學將冰箱定位為“家居中的明財庫”。

這也就是說,家居中冰箱一般適宜擺放在家居中的“活動場所”。

比如,客廳、餐廳、以及廚房等處,並且一般冰箱不宜空著,這樣,預示家中資金周轉正常,生生不息之象。

保險櫃

家中的保險櫃其用途自然是裝重要物件、貴重物品的,家居風水中將保險櫃稱為“財庫”也自然是名正言順的事。

根據保險櫃在家居中需要擺放的位置特點,風水命理學將保險櫃定位為“家居中的暗財庫”。

這也就是說,家居中的保險櫃需要安放在家居的隱處、私處,比如,主臥的財位處、衣櫃裏等,這樣更能聚財、守財、旺財。

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26 octobre 2018

Los estudiantes y organizaciones Latinx escriben una carta abierta para llamar la atención sobre temas de apoyo institucional e

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Los estudiantes y organizaciones Latinx publicaron una carta abierta a la comunidad Universitaria el lunes, el último día del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, en nombre de los estudiantes Hispanos/Latinx en Grounds, llamando la atención sobre temas de apoyo institucional e inclusión en U.Va. [Universidad de Virginia].

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La carta solicita un mayor reclutamiento de profesores Hispanos/Latinx, la disponibilidad de documentos traducidos al español para padres y estudiantes y visitas en español y portugués para posibles solicitantes y sus familias.

A partir del lunes por la noche, la carta abierta tenía más de 70 firmas de organizaciones y más de 450 firmas individuales.

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Titulado "Somos el 6%", que representa el porcentaje de estudiantes universitarios en la Universidad que son Hispanos/Latinx: la carta habla sobre la diversidad mejorada en la clase de 2022, pero observó las luchas diarias persistentes para los estudiantes Hispanos/Latinx.

"La UVA no puede celebrar esto cuando muchos estudiantes minoritarios de la Universidad se sienten marginados, subrepresentados y aislados", se lee en la carta.

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Kayla Dunn, estudiante universitaria de tercer año y presidenta de la Latinx Student Alliance (LSA) [Alianza de Estudiantes Latinxs], dijo que la carta abierta fue la culminación de conversaciones a largo plazo sobre los desafíos para los estudiantes de Latinx.

"Muchos de los sentimientos que dijimos en la carta no son nuevos en absoluto, son cosas que no solo hemos atravesado... sino que también por las cuales los ex-alumnos Hispanos y Latinx pasaron", dijo Dunn.

Just like the chef, kitchen designers put different components together to create a harmonious end product, the dream kitchen for every culinary ambition.

La carta pretende representar a la comunidad Hispana/Latinx en general. La campaña también emplea el hashtag #OursToShape [#NuestroparaDarForma], cual es el eslogan para la celebración del Bicentenario de la Universidad.

"LSA es una organización que ayuda a representar a la comunidad Hispana/Latinx en la U.Va., pero no podemos ser representantes de todos los estudiantes aquí", dijo Dunn. "Esto es realmente un esfuerzo de la comunidad".

En particular, la carta pedía un aumento en el personal de apoyo dentro de Multicultural Student Services (MSS) [Servicios Estudiantiles Multiculturales], una organización bajo la Oficina del Decano de Estudiantes que trabaja para promover la inclusión de los estudiantes históricamente subrepresentados. MSS emplea a tres miembros del personal profesional, con dos enfocados espec íficamente en la programación para estudiantes multiculturales.

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14 mars 2017

to burst out laughing again

He came in looking as though he had the utmost difficulty not . Behind him Razumihin strode in gawky and awkward, shamefaced and red as a peony, with an utterly crestfallen and ferocious expression. His face and whole figure really were ridiculous at that moment and amply justified Raskolnikov's laughter. Raskolnikov, not waiting for an introduction, bowed to Porfiry Petrovitch, who stood in the middle of the room looking inquiringly at them. He held out his hand and shook hands, still apparently making desperate efforts to subdue his mirth and utter a few words to introduce himself. But he had no sooner succeeded in assuming a serious air and muttering something when he suddenly glanced again as though accidentally at Razumihin, and could no longer control himself: his stifled laughter broke out the more irresistibly the more he tried to restrain it. The extraordinary ferocity with which Razumihin received this "spontaneous" mirth gave the whole scene the appearance of most genuine fun and naturalness. Razumihin strengthened this impression as though on purpose.

"Fool! You fiend," he roared, waving his arm which at once struck a little round table with an empty tea-glass on it. Everything was sent flying and crashing.

"But why break chairs, gentlemen? You know it's a loss to the Crown," Porfiry Petrovitch quoted gaily.

Raskolnikov was still laughing, with his hand in Porfiry Petrovitch's, but anxious not to overdo it, awaited the right moment to put a natural end to it. Razumihin, completely put to confusion by upsetting the table and smashing the glass, gazed gloomily at the fragments, cursed and turned sharply to the window where he stood looking out with his back to the company with a fiercely scowling countenance, seeing nothing. Porfiry Petrovitch laughed and was ready to go on laughing, but obviously looked for explanations. Zametov had been sitting in the corner, but he rose at the visitors' entrance and was standing in expectation with a smile on his lips, though he looked with surprise and even it seemed incredulity at the whole scene and at Raskolnikov with a certain embarrassment. Zametov's unexpected presence struck Raskolnikov unpleasantly.

"I've got to think of that," he thought. "Excuse me, please," he began, affecting extreme embarrassment. "Raskolnikov."

"Not at all, very pleasant to see you . . . and how pleasantly you've come in. . . . Why, won't he even say good-morning?" Porfiry Petrovitch nodded at Razumihin.

"Upon my honour I don't know why he is in such a rage with me. I only told him as we came along that he was like Romeo . . . and proved it. And that was all, I think!"

"Pig!" ejaculated Razumihin, without turning round.

"There must have been very grave grounds for it, if he is so furious at the word," Porfiry laughed.

"Oh, you sharp lawyer! . . . Damn you all!" snapped Razumihin, and suddenly bursting out laughing himself, he went up to Porfiry with a more cheerful face as though nothing had happened. "That'll do! We are all fools. To come to business. This is my friend Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov; in the first place he has heard of you and wants to make your acquaintance, and secondly, he has a little matter of business with you. Bah! Zametov, what brought you here? Have you met before? Have you known each other long?"

"What does this mean?" thought Raskolnikov uneasily.

Zametov seemed taken aback, but not very much so.

"Why, it was at your rooms we met yesterday," he said easily.

"Then I have been spared the trouble. All last week he was begging me to introduce him to you. Porfiry and you have sniffed each other out without me. Where is your tobacco?"

Porfiry Petrovitch was wearing a dressing-gown, very clean linen, and trodden-down slippers. He was a man of about five and thirty, short, stout even to corpulence, and clean shaven. He wore his hair cut short and had a large round head, particularly prominent at the back. His soft, round, rather snub-nosed face was of a sickly yellowish colour, but had a vigorous and rather ironical expression. It would have been good-natured except for a look in the eyes, which shone with a watery, mawkish light under almost white, blinking eyelashes. The expression of those eyes was strangely out of keeping with his somewhat womanish figure, and gave it something far more serious than could be guessed at first sight.

As soon as Porfiry Petrovitch heard that his visitor had a little matter of business with him, he begged him to sit down on the sofa and sat down himself on the other end, waiting for him to explain his business, with that careful and over-serious attention which is at once oppressive and embarrassing, especially to a stranger, and especially if what you are discussing is in your opinion of far too little importance for such exceptional solemnity. But in brief and coherent phrases Raskolnikov explained his business clearly and exactly, and was so well satisfied with himself that he even succeeded in taking a good look at Porfiry. Porfiry Petrovitch did not once take his eyes off him. Razumihin, sitting opposite at the same table, listened warmly and impatiently, looking from one to the other every moment with rather excessive interest.

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24 août 2015

Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time on the app. Barcelona-based keyboard startup, ThingThing, announced today that it’s reached a deal with Fleksy’s founders to take over development of the app Cloud Provider.

The hope, says ThingThing co-founder Olivier Plante, is that a custom keyboard “phoenix” can rise from the ashes — to offer an independent alternative to the likes of Google’s Gboard or the now Microsoft-owned SwiftKey. Apple of course also offers next-word prediction on the default iOS keyboard.

Against such mainstream claims on smartphone users’ typing fingers, Fleksy’s app touts “powerful” autocorrect technology — which it claims can make sense even if you mis-type every letter of a word. It also supports a variety of gestures to further help speed up typing, and offers personalization options such as themes and different layout options, as well as extensions — such as for sending GIFs via the keyboard.

It also used to offer a cloud service for people who want to further tailor the keyboard’s predictive output to how they type.

Google Play lists Fleksy’s Android app as having had between 5M and 10M installs to date. However neither the Android nor iOS app has been updated since April 2016 — and reviews of the iOS app especially flag lots of problems with lag and the app crashing. These iOS bugs are being fixed in an update today, according to ThingThing.

The team is also security reviewing Fleksy’s cloud services, so that, in CTO Francesc Garcia’s words, “we can enable them again with the maximum confidence”.

Dev work on Fleksy ground to a near-halt after half the team was acquired by Pinterest in June last year. The visual social network did not acquire the keyboard itself, which we were told at the time of the acquihire would be kept running with minimal updates.

Some components of Fleksy have since been open sourced, though the full keyboard app has not. And it’s development of that which will now be led by ThingThing’s 10-strong team, itself beefed up with some new Android developers so it can support both mobile platforms.

ThingThing has its own custom keyboard app for iOS, launched in August 2015 — which has a different productivity emphasis vs Fleksy, with a focus on treating the keyboard as a services platform to pull in third party apps at the point of messaging need (so they become in-keyboard micro apps, with stripped back but relevant functionality to the messaging use-case).

The team also built its own next-word prediction tech to be able to offer its own in-app keyboard, and says it works to a ‘privacy-by-design’ philosophy — by, for example, applying local, on device processing rather than pulling typing data up into a cloud for processing. The Seedcamp-backed startup closed its $400k seed round just over a year ago reenex facial.

The combined active user-base of ThingThing and Fleksy is 1.5 million at this point, according to Plante. And while the ThingThing app is iOS only, most of Fleksy’s user-base (circa 80 per cent) is on Android where there’s arguably the most pressing need for an independent, privacy-focused custom keyboard — i.e. a keyboard that’s not actively harvesting your search strings and/or trying to serve you in-keyboard banner ads.

“The [Fleksy] team left to Pinterest and then shortly after we started to talk with the founders, even a bit before,” Plante tells TechCrunch, explaining how the two startups got talking. “We were very interested in what they’ve built and understanding the reasons behind it.

“We started to exchange visions — of what is the role of the keyboard in the market, and how the OS is going to evolve in the future… [Our visions were] aligned in values, and — for instance — everything around privacy it’s very strong on their side and it’s always been very strong on our side.

“We want to be a very private keyboard. The only private keyboard in the market. That truly believes that everything needs to be processed locally and the algorithm sits on the phone.”

“So we aligned on many, many aspects,” he adds. “We’re now becoming the top independent player in the market.”

Plante declines to confirm whether ThingThing is acquiring the Fleksy keyboard outright, reiterating that right now the message is “we’re taking over development of the product”. But it very evidently has big plans for firing fresh life into Fleksy.

On the updates front, he says the team has a “very, very big” product launch coming in fall, in addition to the bug fix update for the iOS app that’s out today — so Plante urges Fleksy users who might have lapsed to redownload the app. Fleksy will continue to be a free download, he confirms, with some in-app purchases for additions.

ThingThing’s overarching plan, says Plante, is to inject its services focus and functionality into Fleksy’s predictive custom keyboard, so it’s aiming to expand and build on the latter’s core tech and USP via the launch of an open services platform — which is also its planned route for monetizing Fleksy in future (so, yes, no ads).

“We’ll be launching new services and new extensions that I think the Fleksy users of today [really want],” he says, further confirming: “We’re joining the products together.”

The ThingThing iOS keyboard already lets users access other services, such as their camera roll to directly grab photos or a third party service like Dropbox to pull in files, all without needing to leave the keyboard and therefore no need to drop out of whichever messaging application they’re using to grab whatever content they want to paste into their chat.

Last summer the team also added the ability to send meeting invites right within the keyboard.

“With us taking over the development of the Fleksy keyboard we’re closer than ever to this vision of becoming the keyboard as a platform,” argues Plante. “We’ll inherit an amazing typing experience, and at the same time we’ll have the great services inside our platform.”

“We want to take [Fleksy] and then improve it vastly — which reflects the needs of today’s world. With ThingThing we validated the fact that the service platform has a lot of sense. Having services within the keyboard, that shortcuts your daily activities… but we’re opening this vision to other service providers.

“So you could access Spotify, YouTube, all the services that exist that users need, for instance. And with the added value of Fleky being a really great typing experience, with shortcuts to delete super quickly, to change languages within the keyboard.”

“We’ll bring our knowledge and execution in the services part of it and also underlying technologies that we’re working on,” he adds, noting for example that Fleksy supports over 45 languages which gives ThingThing a stronger base from which to build on and execute its services vision.

The Fleksy brand name will stay, confirms Plante, but there will be a refreshed look and feel to the app and logo with the aim of updating designs that are looking a bit tired at this point.

“Our focus is to become the top independent keyboard app but also to provide a premium look and feel, a premium experience,” he adds. “The whole team has been building premium products before and this is what we want to provide users — feel premium but premium doesn’t need to cost thousands of dollars.”

What about ThingThing’s own keyboard app? What’s going to happen to that in future? Plante says the team hasn’t yet decided whether they will continue to run it as a standalone. “We’re still discussing internally about what we will do this fall,” he says. (Although it’s probably a fairly safe bet to predict that ThingThing’s app will effectively be folded into the Fleksy keyboard going forward.)

Another question here is why even Fleksy + ThingThing combined, still with limited resources and a relatively small user base, will be able to compete with keyboard giants such as Apple and SwiftKey-owner Microsoft — and make an ambitious vision of the smartphone keyboard as a platform fly, when essentially all other major keyboard players have opted for exits instead.

It’s fair to say that no one has managed to build significant momentum behind a keyboard platform play — yet.

Responding on this Plante argues that the industry has been distracted by “over-hyped” alternative interaction and input technologies, such as voice and chatbots — so, as he sees it, the potential of the keyboard to universally cut across a smartphone user’s experience has been largely overlooked. And thus remains mostly untapped.

He also argues there’s a very clear strategic need now for an independent, neutral keyboard platform, what with SwiftKey having sold to Microsoft.

“I think that in the startup world and generally in the market people jump on those trends without really questioning the status quo,” he says of technologies such as voice and chatbots. “At ThingThing we question the status quo; that the keyboard, alongside voice, alongside the messengers, alongside the operating system, there’s different roles and the keyboard takes a role that no one is looking at right now. No one is looking at the keyboard in a different way.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/25/fleksy-keyboard-to-get-major-reboot-under-thingthing-dev-team/

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18 août 2015

Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon Italian Cake

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Author Notes: Come winter and I love a nice moist chocolate cake to finish off dinner. I learned this recipe at the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in Florence and have adapted it to my taste using a few spices to add a different taste. This chocolate cake is made with red wine and is a very elegant cake. Serve either as a big cake cut up in slices or make individual cakes and serve with some Creme Anglaise and blueberries and raspberries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect match wine to this cake.

This is a lovely moist and delicate cake with bold fruity flavors from the wine with a nice complexity from the spices and chocolate. The cake is reminiscent of mulled wine. It's a perfect elegant dessert to finish off a dinner party. Be sure to use a good wine that you'd like to drink.

Serves 6

3/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine
3 crushed juniper berries
1/2 stick of cinnamon
1 1/2 cups fine sugar
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup + 2 tablepoons butter cut up in small pieces
1 cup all purpose flour - sifted
4 eggs - room temperature
1/8 cup Rum
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons Apricot jam + 1 tablespoon hot water

Pre-heat the oven to 300oF with rack in the middle.

Butter and flour a 10 inch diameter springform pan.

In a pan over medium heat, put the wine, the crushed juniper berries and the cinnamon stick and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and infuse for 30 minutes. Strain and discard the berries and the cinnamon.

Put the wine back in the pan over medium low heat and add the sugar, butter and the chocolate powder. Stir to dissolve the sugar and completely melt the butter. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.

Seperate the egg yolks from the whites, putting the egg whites in a bowl of a stand mixer.

Lightly beat with a fork the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of sifted flour. Add 1/4 cup of the wine mixture to the egg yolks, mix and pour the eggs in the pan with the wine and sugar. Stir to mix well.

Set aside 2/3 cup of this mixture that will be used to glaze the chocolate cake.

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk beater, beat the egg whites to hard peaks.

Sift the remaining flour with the baking powder in a bowl. Add the wine, sugar and egg mixture and mix just enough to incorporate everything. Add the Rum and lastly fold in the egg whites very lightly with a spatula.

Transfer the cake mixture to the buttered and floured springform pan and bake for 40 minutes.

Put the apricot jam and the hot water in a pan over medium low heat and allow to warm up to thin it.

When the cake is baked, put it on a cooling rack, allow to cool for a couple of minutes and unmold. Spread the apricot jam on top of the cake which should be still hot, and finally pour the reserved chocolate glaze over the apricot, spreading well with an icing spatula. Allow to cool completely.

Serve with a light creme anglaise, some blueberries and raspberies

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