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Jan Vermeer – A Dutchman Writes


A co-creator of the artistic period of Baroque Jan Vermeer van Delft was a famous Dutch painter of the Baroque period. Worked during the political, economic and cultural heyday of the Netherlands van Delft in the era of the so-called golden age. Mainly, Jan Vermeer painted bourgeois interiors with one or two female characters, sometimes couples. This was probably with his father’s middle-class clientele, where he probably trained in the craft industry. It is believed the Vermeer has been a student of Leonaert Bramer.

This is only a hypothesis, but a connection first detected. A formative role is attributed to but Pieter de Hooch, whose style in genre painting made out of by Vermeer. By Jan Vermeer are can be known only approximately 40 works, which also clearly associated with it. Some of his earliest works are history paintings. In this time were depictions of ancient myths and lives of the Saints, but also internationally and biblical motives. His three “” early history pictures Christ with Mary and Martha “, Diana with her companions” and the Saint Praxedis”had a large format in contrast to his later works. In the second half of his creative phase, Vermeer joined cityscapes and genre scenes.

“” With respect to his home painted Vermeer’s two images, the street of Delft”view of Delft”. When the colours, Vermeer used mainly Brown and ochre tones. At the representations of his wife he preferred motifs, where the viewer can watch the women at work. Some of his oil paintings are girl reading a letter at an open window”,”Maid with milk jug”and the interrupted at her music”. His most famous painting is”the girl with the Pearl Earring. Jan Vermeer creates usually not more than two images per year. For the art market, he painted a few pictures. His paintings were mostly institutions, municipal institutions or persons with money. In addition to his paintings, Vermeer as art expert was active.

What Is A Fan Worth?


Advocate committed no glossy brochures and star seller, but enthusiastic fans, and credible multipliers are the best marketers. They have the highest power of persuasion – and the least wastage. Fans make a mark to the cult. And they help their favorite party succeed. But what exactly is a fan? How to get to fans? And how much is a fan worth? Anne M. Schuller, Europe’s leading expert in loyalty marketing, has gone to these issues. Everything used to be so easy.

There was a fan, if at all, quite simply. Today that is broken down in detail: you are a Facebook fan, a true fan, a fake fan in football, and also an armchair fan, a fan of Kutna’ or a commercial fan’. And when’s all evil comes more than a sympathizer. Basically, a fan is someone who feels a connection a company, a brand, a product or other object in a special way and does this manifest outward by his behavior. It is often abundant Time and money invested, built fan knowledge and brought a mostly volunteer manpower. That is why fan objects need glory ‘. Bore, however, fans have no chance. And even more: with pleasure they are on big stage before and made download.

YouTube is full of parodies of bad commercials and low-quality services. So one wants to distance himself all those who are working in the wrong tribes’, from the looser image. And therefore it delimits itself visible. What is a fan? Brand fans adorn themselves with visible signs of their favorite brand and express as their affiliation. Fans of stars, starlets and athletes pilgrimage to new places of pilgrimage, to be close to those who worship them. Some captured an affection, that almost borders on infatuation. The pathological condition is by the way, stalking’. You become the annoying chasing of his object of desire.

Gerhard Van Laak Celebrates Anniversary With BALLY WULFF


The BALLY WULFF family Berlin, the 23.05.2012. With over 240 employees has a company much to celebrate. This time it was Gerhard van Laak, who was honoured by the Board of Directors for his work line of in recent years. For 30 years, Gerhard van Laak at BALLY WULFF is employed in purchasing. “Since there really is not much to report”, Gerhard van Laak said, as he is addressed by his colleagues on the last 30 years with BALLY WULFF. But when he first starts to remember back he comes right in the telling.

Originally from the vicinity of Coesfeld where the today’s investor by BALLY WULFF, the SCHMIDT Group, headquartered at first he made an apprenticeship as industrial clerk, was still a specialist and worked for a time in Oberhausen. After that, it was in 1973, went the journey to Berlin, where he worked for Siemens for van Laak. in 1982, he finally began as trade buyers at BALLY WULFF and was responsible for the electronics sector. It was with the electronics even brand new for BALLY. “And now this area is a very exciting field, because it is dependent on good contacts and so many factors depends on which you can not schedule in advance,” says van Laak.

For after E.g. in March 2011 in Japan until an earthquake and a tsunami, then raged out of control, there were major delays with TFT screens. And in this case it was also again important good contacts with various dealers. Because the disaster was so bad, but the devices had produced further. One of his previous favorite products is clearly the flipper. Then came the request from the parent company in the United States and the shopping should be concerned, as the game machine in Germany could be produced. We have taken apart then the whole flipper, gone with the items to the manufacturers and have asked them to produce patterns. “And so it went very fast, you bribed also the master with a bottle of cognac,” said van Laak, laughs and explains: at that time were There are still many small items, which amounted to a device. A classic money game device consisted of E.g. exactly so many items, like a VW Beetle at that time. Today we buy”complete units directly from the suppliers. At the many changes and professional challenges, van Laak has repeatedly pulled his energy from the support of his family. “What I’ve learned over the years is that the family is the most important”, says van Laak and thoughtfully adds: and somehow are also the colleagues from BALLY become almost a kind of family, which together support forms new energies and sits together for new products. “

Mental Health


Vulnerability, risk and resilient communities generate adverse events not only lives and damage to productive assets of a community, but face the victims, with losses, with a symbolic value , historical and social. Reduce the occurrence of disasters and the severity of its consequences, it also means facing the socio-cultural constraints with development problems that deepen the threats, vulnerabilities and disasters trigger. That is, vulnerability and risk exposure to these situations greatly affect human factors. The predisposition to the assignment (vulnerability) and resilience (resilience) play a key role in risk management actions. Factors resilient communities relate to the skills that they have to confront, overcome, and become stronger through despite potentially traumatic experiences, such as emergencies and disasters.

COMMUNICATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MENTAL HEALTH IN DISASTER The production of information seriously and responsibly, is an issue of great importance to all sectors of the community, and a great challenge for the institutions involved in the response and disaster management. The existence of multiple victims, wounded and dead, quickly becomes public knowledge, and a great community need to receive information. It is undeniable that these events generate a high degree of political and social sensitivity, the magnitude of their consequences and the subsequent search for perpetrators. A proper information management can help minimize the consequences of the events and helping the community in restoring damaged everyday life. The institutions responsible for the response, should take over the need and right of the community to be informed and thus must take the initiative in providing official information, accurate, checked and updated.

Pet Health


Cats and dogs are more susceptible to infection of fleas, even if they are inside. Fleas are difficult to control because of its resistance and reproductive capacities. A flea can put over 2000 eggs in her life, which means that the infestation can occur quickly, and eggs can survive for months in the environment, simply waiting for a suitable host. This means that a single flea can infect your entire home. For this reason, it is essential to control both fleas on your pet and the fleas in the environment. Perfect for areas include sand fleas, bed, floor and carpets. Besides the discomfort of itching and scratching, fleas can cause other serious problems such as tapeworm infestations, bite dermatitis flea and in severe cases, anemia. Many pets develop, where a single bite can cause severe itching and discomfort for many days.

When this happens, of course, natural remedies can calm aggravated skin and itching. The German chamomile is an herb that has been used for centuries to soothe and cleanse the skin. The wonder also works well, it has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and helps prevent infection with its anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Other herbs such as knives and Witchhazel also been shown to be beneficial to health and have strong restorative and soothing properties. Natural Prevention While many people choose conventional chemical method for flea prevention, it is important to talk to your vet for the best approach. Chemical pesticides are a risk to health. Because of their instinctive grooming habits, cats are especially vulnerable to pesticide residue.

Therefore, herbal shampoos have been developed for cats. Many, while also providing aid to health. To help prevent parasites in the first place, keep your pet apropiadamante hygiene. While the excess soil may be uncomfortable for your dog, you can also attract unwanted pests, so a regular bath is best. Be careful not to over-washing, as this will peel the layer of natural oils. Most dogs should be bathed once every two months and there too. Ask your veterinarian about the best time of bathing, some breeds may have sensitive skin and require less bathroom. With a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. I am confident that an informed person is potentially a more happy and healthy.

Health Psychology


Since ancient times has always tried to describe and find solutions to behavioral problems in the Greek world, emerges for the first time the concept of mental illness, referring to the madness came from an explanation of demonology. Medieval religious thought all those abnormal behaviors explained as a result of an evil eye, spell or epilepsy / possession. Priests cure people with epilepsy through what is called exorcism and apparently gave results and the company were astonished, but the reality is that the person returned to its normal state that epilepsy only lasts a short time not by exorcism. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are characterized by the defense of pathological and patho-physiological approaches. Pathology, this approach, explains the madness with their supposed location and reduction of the anatomical disease collide with the first conceptions of neurosis, and in general for nervous diseases, on the other hand the patho-physiological, and these were on approach to disease. Whytt argued that since most of the diseases depend on the SN should be called nerve.

Collen expands this thesis and built one of the first neologisms, which appears for the first time the term neurosis. Galen was the first Doctor who wrote the herbal medicine and put into practice with others, but eventually realized that not all herbs cure diseases so concluded that there were diseases that were cured only with words . Psychopathology: the ordered set of knowledge related to abnormalities of mental life in all its aspects, including its causes and consequences and the methods used with the corresponding purpose …, his ultimate goal is the individual’s care abnormal or sick, but knowledge of their experience and behavior, including facts and relationships that can be formulated in general concepts and principles. ” Psychopathology obtained for study patient information across clinical, epidemiological and experimental strategies and the types of research are diverse, the most interesting correlation is sometimes not very objective because of their large spread of people, the ethics of a psychologist in research plays an important role because you have patient information is mostly confidential. Psychopathology for study is based on the medical, the biological and the behavioral, taking for its successful integration a bit of the 3. I believe that for our normal behavior and / or abnormal, biological factors have influence, but more than anything is the context that determines how we will behave, since each action is a reaction, if we are exposed to study under definitely a lot of pressure we will behave different if we are on vacation, resting examinations and no responsibilities and tasks, therefore only 30% is determined at 70% biological and environmental influences.