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No Logo

No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies is a book by the Canadian author Naomi Klein. First published by Knopf Canada and Picador in December 1999, shortly after the 1999 WTO Ministerial Conference protests in Seattle had generated media attention around such issues, it became one of the most influential books about the alter-globalization movement and an international bestseller; the book focuses on branding and makes connections with the anti-globalization movement. Throughout the four parts, Klein writes about issues such as sweatshops in the Americas and Asia, culture jamming, corporate censorship, Reclaim the Streets, she pays special attention to the deeds and misdeeds of Nike, The Gap, McDonald's, Microsoft – and of their lawyers and advertising agencies. Many of the ideas in Klein's book derive from the influence of the Situationists, an art/political group founded in the late 1950s. However, while globalization appears as a recurring theme, Klein addresses the topic of globalization itself, when she does, it is indirectly.

She goes on to discuss globalization in much greater detail in her book and Windows. The book comprises four sections: "No Space", "No Choice", "No Jobs", "No Logo"; the first three deal with the negative effects of brand-oriented corporate activity, while the fourth discusses various methods people have taken in order to fight back. The book begins by tracing the history of brands. Klein argues that there has been a shift in the usage of branding and gives examples of this shift to "anti-brand" branding. Early examples of brands were used to put a recognizable face on factory-produced products; these gave way to the idea of selling lifestyles. According to Klein, in response to an economic crash in the 1980s, corporations began to rethink their approach to marketing and to target the youth demographic, as opposed to the baby boomers, considered a much more valuable segment; the book discusses how brand names such as Nike or Pepsi expanded beyond the mere products which bore their names, how these names and logos began to appear everywhere.

As this happened, the brands' obsession with the youth market drove them to further associate themselves with whatever the youth considered "cool". Along the way, the brands attempted to associate their names with everything from movie stars and athletes to grassroots social movements. Klein argues that large multinational corporations consider the marketing of a brand name to be more important than the actual manufacture of products; this section looks at ways in which brands have "muscled" their presence into the school system, how in doing so, they have pipelined advertisements into the schools and used their position to gather information about the students. Klein argues that this is part of a trend toward targeting younger consumers. In the second section, Klein discusses how brands use their size and clout to limit the number of choices available to the public – whether through market dominance or through aggressive invasion of a region. Klein argues. Meanwhile, other corporations, such as Sony or Disney open their own chains of stores, preventing the competition from putting their products on the shelves.

This section discusses the way that corporations merge with one another in order to add to their ubiquity and provide greater control over their image. ABC News, for instance, is under pressure not to air any stories that are overly critical of Disney, its parent company. Other chains, such as Wal-Mart threaten to pull various products off their shelves, forcing manufacturers and publishers to comply with their demands; this might mean driving down manufacturing costs or changing the artwork or content of products like magazines or albums so they better fit with Wal-Mart's image of family friendliness. Discussed is the way that corporations abuse copyright laws in order to silence anyone who might attempt to criticize their brand. In this section, the book takes a darker tone and looks at the way in which manufacturing jobs move from local factories to foreign countries, to places known as export processing zones; such zones have no labor laws, leading to dire working conditions. The book shifts back to North America, where the lack of manufacturing jobs has led to an influx of work in the service sector, where most of the jobs are for minimum wage and offer no benefits.

The term "McJob" is introduced, defined as a job with poor compensation that does not keep pace with inflation, inflexible or undesirable hours, little chance of advancement, high levels of stress. Meanwhile, the public is being sold the perception that these jobs are temporary employment for students and recent graduates, therefore need not offer living wages or benefits. All of this is set against a backdrop of massive profits and wealth being produced within the corporate sector; the result is a new generation of employees who have come to resent the success of the companies they work for. This resentment, along with rising unemployment, labour abuses abroad, disregard for the environment, the ever-increasing presence of advertising breeds a new disdain for corporations; the final section of the book discusses various movements that have spru

Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar

Mohd Faizal bin Abu Bakar is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Malaysian M4 League side PJ Hiliran. He is known as ` Sepet' among his fans. Born in Kuala Nerang, Faizal is a product from Kedah President Cup squad a youth team of Kedah FA, he has been promoted to the first team by Azraai Khor after another Kedah's young talented such as Shakir Ali who left Kedah for Malaysian Young Tigers. Faizal made his debut for Kedah in a Malaysia Cup group stage match on 15 July 2008 where Kedah thrashed Sabah FA with furious 5-1 result. In November 2016, Faizal left Kelantan for Malaysia Premier League side Kedah, he made 4 appearances while playing for Kelantan in 2016. In November 2010, Faizal was called up to the Malaysia national team by coach K. Rajagopal for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, he was in the Malaysia team that won the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup title for the first time in their history, although he never made any appearances in the tournament. Earlier in February 2010, he received his first appearance for Malaysia in a friendly match against Yemen.

He was playing for the Malaysia U-23. He was in the squad, he was in the team that competes for the 2012 Olympic Qualification preliminary round against Pakistan, coming on as a substitute in injury time in the second leg on 9 March 2011. As of 8 February 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup: 2010 Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar at Mohd Faizal Abu Bakar at Soccerway

Hikmet Karaman

Hikmet Karaman is a Turkish football manager. In the beginning of his coaching career, Hikmet Karaman worked as an assistant coach for managers like Reinhard Saftig and Mustafa Denizli in Galatasaray and Kocaelispor, as well as Holger Osieck in both Kocaelispor and Fenerbahçe; as a head coach he worked for clubs, such as, Zeytinburnuspor, Erzurumspor, Çaykur Rizespor, Kayserispor, MKE Ankaragücü, Antalyaspor and Gaziantepspor, respectively. During his career he has won the Turkish Cup with Kocaelispor and the Second division league with Çaykur Rizespor and Antalyaspor, he was born in Tirebolu, Turkeyon March 9, 1960. He holds a UEFA Pro-License and can speak German at advanced level and English at an elementary level. Hikmet Karaman started his Football career in the junior category of Kocaelispor. While studying in Berlin, Germany, he played at Rot-Weiß football club. After Rot-Weiß, he played for Normania 08 club in Germany, he served as a trainer-player for Berlin Turkspor 1965, where they won the championships of A Liga, Landes Liga, raised the team to the German third division.

Hikmet Karaman received his B and A licenses at the Köln Hennef Sportschule. His course lecturers were Holger Osieck, Rute Muller and Berti Vogts. Hikmet Karaman holds a UEFA pro-license. In 1994, Hikmet Karaman returned to Turkey and worked for Kocaelispor as assistant coach, together with Reinhard Saftig. In 1995 -- 1996, he was passed to Galatasaray together as an assistant manager; that year, Galatasaray played against IFK Göteborg, Manchester United and Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. In the 1997–1998 season, he came back to Kocaelispor and worked as the assistant for Mustafa Denizli, the former coach of Turkish national football team, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş. In 1998, Hikmet Karaman worked with Holger Osieck and won the Turkish Cup. In 1999, he started his career as head coach with Zeytinburnuspor, he stayed there half a season and moved to Erzurumspor in Turkish Super League. Again only spending half a season there, in 1999, Hikmet Karaman took over Adanaspor, he took the team, last and finished them within the first eight.

He stayed in Adanaspor for two years, until 2001. In 2001, Hikmet Karaman came back to Kocaelispor, who had only gotten 4 points in 14 games, completed the season with 41 points. To add to his success, he defeated Galatasaray, coached by Mircea Lucescu, with a score of 3–2 in İstanbul and won the Turkish Cup by defeating another İstanbul giant, Beşiktaş, coached by Christoph Daum with a more jaw-dropping score of 4-0 in the final; this victory had entitled his team to join the UEFA Cup. Furthermore, during the preparatory camp for this season, his team defeated Arsenal coached by Arsène Wenger with a remarkable score of 4-1. After spending two years in Kocaelispor, Hikmet Karaman switched over to Çaykur Rizespor in the lower division and managed to raise them to the Super League, he succeeded to bring the team to the semi-final of the Turkey Cup. He managed Adanaspor for two years till 2006. In beginning of 2006, Hikmet Karaman started coaching Kayserispor, he came to the job facing a challenging problem.

Kayserispor had only been able to accumulate 11 points in the entire first half of the season. Upon his arrival, he laid the foundations of today's Kayserispor by getting only 4 losses in 17 games in the second half. Thus, he was able to save Kayserispor from relegation. In the summer of 2006, he signed with MKE Ankaragücü again in the Turkish Super League; the following season, he left MKE Ankaragücü for Ankaraspor. Hikmet Karaman helped Ankaraspor, which had only received 3 points in 9 games with no wins, stay in the Super League at the end of the season. In 2008, Hikmet Karaman started managing Antalyaspor in the second division and led the team to a promotion. In the 2009-2010 season, Hikmet Karaman came back to MKE Ankaragücü towards the end of the season and helped the team stay in the Super League, with five wins, in spite of the negative expectations. In 2010, he took over Manisaspor with 0 points after four games, finished the season with 41 points with some victories against the Turkish giants.

In the 2012 -- 13 season, Hikmet Karaman came to Gaziantepspor. On February 4, 2013, Hikmet Karaman terminated his contract with Gaziantepspor and signed with Bursaspor two days later. After defeat of 0–3 at home to FK Vojvodina in UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, he was dismissed from Bursaspor, just before beginning of Turkish Super League 2013–14 season; as of 2 March 2019 Profile at Profile at

Pisidium nitidum

Pisidium nitidum, the shining pea clam, is a species of minute freshwater clam, an aquatic bivalve mollusc in the family Sphaeriidae, the pea clams and fingernail clams. The 3 – 4 mm. shell is tumid. In shape it is regular-oval with low umbos behind the midpoint; the umbonal area is demarcated by three concentric furrows. The surface is glossy, with prominent irregularly spaced concentric striae; the colour is yellowish. Its native distribution is Holarctic. Czech Republic – in Bohemia, in Moravia, - least concern Slovakia Germany – distributed in whole Germany, endangered in Bavaria and Arten der Vorwarnliste in Brandenburg. Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden Great Britain and Ireland Pisidium nitidum at Animalbase taxonomy,short description, biology,status, images Images at BOLD. Pisidium nitidum illustrated in Danmarks Fauna

1939 Imperial Airways flying boat ditching

On 21 January 1939, the Imperial Airways Short Empire flying boat Cavalier, en route from New York City to Bermuda, lost power to its engines and ditched in heavy seas 285 miles southeast of New York. She subsequently sank with the loss of three lives. Ten hours ten survivors were picked up by the tanker Esso Baytown. Cavalier was a Short Empire flying boat with the registration G-ADUU, launched on 21 November 1936 and delivered to Imperial Airways. In 1937, Imperial Airways and Pan American World Airways had opened up a London-New York-Bermuda flying-boat passenger service. Imperial Airways used Cavalier on the route. Shipped by sea to Bermuda, she operated on the route for the first time on a survey flight on 25 May 1937. On the day of the incident, Cavalier left Port Washington on Long Island, New York, at 10:38 bound for Bermuda. At 12:23 p.m. the flying boat sent the message Running into bad weather. May have to earth. Severe Static. Port Washington did not get a reply. At 12:57 Cavalier broadcast.

Altitude 1,500 ft. Forced landing in a few minutes. Another message eight minutes said she was still flying but on two engines; the last message, at 13:13, was the single word Sinking. As soon as it was realised at Port Washington that Cavalier was going to land in the sea, Port Washington requested a Pan American World Airways Sikorsky S-42 flying boat from Hamilton, Bermuda, to go to her assistance; the United States Coast Guard sent a flying boat from Long Island to Cavalier's last known position but it did not find her. A United States Army Air Corps Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber made a sortie from Langley Field in Virginia to search for Cavalier but had to return before midnight without success. Other aircraft tried in vain to find the Cavalier; the US Coast Guard despatched two cutters and two patrol boats to the scene. The commercial tanker Esso Baytown was the first to arrive at the scene of the accident and reported at 23:25 that she had sighted wreckage and had lowered her lifeboats.

By listening for the sound of their cries – they were in fact singing – Esso Baytown rescued six passengers and four members of the crew who had clung together on the water for ten hours. The United States Navy gunboat USS Erie transferred a doctor to Esso Baytown but because of the high seas and darkness had to discontinue the search for any other survivors; the ten survivors were taken to New York, arriving on 23 January 1939. The British Air Ministry's Inspector of Accidents reported that the accident had been caused by icing in the carburetters of all four engines; this caused a full loss of power in the inboard engines and partial loss in the outer. The inspector recommended that extra heating of carburetters and of the incoming air be provided and that a temperature indicator be installed, he advised that passengers should be instructed in the fastening of lifebelts and the location of emergency exits and recommended the provision of extra life-saving equipment like rafts and pyrotechnic signals and that passengers should fasten safety belts at take-off and alighting


Bleiddud was Bishop of St David's in Wales from 1061 to 1071. Little is known of him, his name is sometimes given as Bedwd. The name Bleiddud appears to be derived from the Welsh blaidd and tud, tribe or the territory of a tribe. A bishop of the diocese named Joseph died in 1061, Bleiddud was his successor, he is reported to have been consecrated by Æthelnoth, archbishop of Canterbury, who died in 1038, suggesting that he was translated to St David's having been a bishop elsewhere. The chapter of St David's, in an address to Pope Eugenius III of the year 1145, stated that a man named Melan of Llanelwy was consecrated bishop of St Asaph by Bleiddud while he was bishop of St David's; this event has been dated to about the year 1070. A "Bishop Begard" is addressed in a Coventry writ of Edward the Confessor of 1060, concerning the king's grant of judicial rights to Bromfield Minster in Shropshire, it has been suggested that this is an error for Bleiddud. According to the Annales Cambriae, Bleiddud died in 1071 and was succeeded as Bishop of St David's by Sulien.

According to the account of Brut y Tywysogion for the year 1071, 1071: Then, a year after that, the French ravaged Ceredigion and Dyved, Menevia and Bangor were laid waste by the Pagans. And Bleiddud, bishop of Menevia, died. By the ninth century, the right of the clergy to marry was well established in Wales, an entry in the Book of St Chad records the grant of freedom to Bleiddud, son of Sulien, this being the Sulien who succeeded Bishop Bleiddud. Gerald of Wales notes that at the time it was usual for sons to follow fathers in church benefices; the Book of Llandaff, dating from around 1125 records a "decree of the liberty of Bleiddud and his offspring"