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My Life Is About Football Soccer, 20 y.o.
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Reply - Conversation - Feb 20
how you no all this
Reply - Conversation - Feb 15
Cerca de la media noche del pasado sábado 25 de noviembre, un centenar de personas teníamos la sensación de haber sido testigos de uno de esos momentos únicos, que en ese instante no se le da la importancia que tiene, pero que la justicia del tiempo se encarga de colocar en el pedestal que le corresponde: la inauguración de la ACADEMIA DEL TABACO.

Algo está cambiando, y mucho, en el mundo del tabaco, y el del sábado va a ser una de las grandes cuñas que abran esa especie de sarcófago en que vivía/mos. El cigarro puro está dejando de ser algo tabú y que debía esconderse para volver a ser lo que siempre ha sido, un producto premium.

Pero empecemos por el principio, hace ya un par de meses fuimos invitados por LA CASA DEL TABACO (LCT) a la presentación de un proyecto tras el que llevaba Ramón Zapata (Presidente de LCT) ya algún tiempo, crear un lugar de reunión, disfrute y formación para todos los aficionados al tabaco. Se nos convocaba en Chella, donde LCT tiene su sede, mientras las últimas semanas íbamos recibiendo algún ‘aperitivo’ con fotos en las redes sociales, nos iban poniendo los dientes largos.

Y llego el día, este pasado sábado nos presentamos en Valencia, aprovechamos para comer con amigos de Palma (los aficionados Agustín López y Sergio Gallego y el estanquero Toni Pomar, de la Cava de Avenidas, donde todo aficionado debe ir si está en Mallorca) mientras llegaba la hora de partir a Chella. Subidos en el autobús, donde estaba gran parte de la flor y nata del tabaco en España y Europa (estanqueros como Pablo Montorio, Miguel A. Barreda, Iván, Marcos…. distribuidores internacionales como Thorsten Wolfert, Jakovs Strucovskis… redactores de revistas especializadas como Leonor Carnicer de La Cava de Cigarros, aficionados de todos los puntos de España o gurus del tabaco como Pepe Martinez Franco), poco después éramos recibidos en la puerta de su sede por todo el equipo de LCT, encabezado por su Directo Comercial, Pepe Palacios.

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Tras darnos de alta como socios de la ACADEMÍA DEL TABACO, accedimos al paraíso del fumador, un gran salón con cava propia, chimenea y bar, todo pensado y decorado para el aficionado. El séptimo cielo de los que amamos el tabaco, y la envidia de todos nosotros por no poder disponer de un espacio así justo en nuestras casas.

Mientras recorríamos la estancia admirando cada detalle, comenzamos a degustar las tres vitolas de CONDEGA Serie S que cataríamos durante la noche: Short Robusto, Robusto y Toro. Y como todo excelente tabaco, que mejor que acompañarlo de excelentes vinos y/o espirituosos (los aquí presentes recurrimos a un compañero que nunca le falla a un CONDEGA, Macallan Amber) expresamente elegidos para la noche.

Ramón Zapata nos dio la bienvenida, hizo un breve recorrido por los dos años de vida de LCT
Reply - Conversation - Feb 15
-Glass, sier Heste Hale. –Vi produserte vårt eget glass.
-Og vi produserte radioer. Ingen trengte å kjøpe radioer fra utlandet. Vi bygde skip, som nå ligger og ruster på elven. Vi lagde maskiner.
-Og vi slapp å importere ris.
De to blir sittende og sammenligne alt Guyana var i stand til for en knapp generasjon siden.
-Jeg så forresten en annen dokumentar, mumler Ork før han forsvinner inn igjen i mobilskjermen for godt. –Vi lager, hva heter det igjen, det som forsterker asfalten på veiene. Rice husk, yes! De tar skallet fra risen og blander det med asfalt før veidekket blir lagt.
-Ja, sier Heste Hale og lyser opp. –Det lager vi! De sier at asfalten blir ti ganger sterkere med en slik blanding. Og på den måten utnytter vi noe som ellers ville bli kastet. Se på den haugen med avfall som ligger rett under altanen her!
-Er det det eneste stedet de kan kaste søppel?
Han tenker seg om.
-Nei, de har en landfylling et stykke borte i veien her. Men det er ingen som vil betale for å kjøre alt søppelet vekk. Bartica har ikke søppelbiler, så det blir opp til private å kaste ting selv, og da er det mye mer lettvint å kaste det rett på sjøen. Alt var så mye bedre før.
Han ser bort på Ork, som helt har glemt å røre den siste ølen sin. –Husker du da vi lagde egne transistorer og rør til radioer og TV-er? Det var til og med planer om å lage stereoanlegg.
Jeg forlater de to vennene mens de atter en gang begynner å sammenligne alt som var bedre før med den elendigheten de lever i nå.
-Pass deg for damene! roper de til farvel.

Bartica er viden kjent for sin prostitusjon. Så lenge byen har eksistert, kom tømmerhuggere og gullgravere ridende inn til byen når lønningsposen var fylt opp, og gjøv på alt som rørte seg.
-I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay, sang de. –I sleep all night and I work all day.
Men søvn ble det altså ofte dårlig med, så lenge Barticas gater bugnet over av løsaktige kvinner. Tidligere på dagen så jeg et hus fullt av flokser. Det ligger vegg i vegg med den heller tvilsomme baren på First Avenue. De fleste virker litt slitne og tilårskomne, men vinker ivrig og lager kysselyder når man går forbi.
Nå som nattemørket har senket seg, kommer de ned i baren for å selge det de kan best. Til min store overraskelse er opptil flere av dem menn i dameklær.
-He puts on women’s clothing, and hangs around in bars, heter det i Monty Pythons lumberjack-sang.
Og jeg tenker at vel er gullgraveren klar for det meste, etter å ha stått til livet i jord og søle i månedsvis og viftet vekk mygg fra sin solbrente panne, men han ser da forskjell for det? En svær kar i afroparykk, nettingstrømper og miniskjørt troner i baren. Der underholder han to aldrende karer, som i mine øyne ser ut omtrent akkurat slik gullgravere skal gjøre. Skitne overaller, rullings, fillete sko, grå skjeggstubber. De stirrer som fjetret på den transkjønnede
Reply - Conversation - Feb 15
Hafslund is exposed to risk in a number of areas, including
risk of a market-related, regulatory, financial, operational,
reputational and political nature. Risk management at
Hafslund is an integral part of the Group’s business activities,
designed to secure achievement of strategic and operational
targets. Hafslund has established guidelines and frameworks
for active and coordinated risk management. Overall Grouplevel
risk is reviewed by the Board and the Audit Committee.
Market risk
The market price of electricity affects all the business areas,
and is one of several important factors affecting the Group’s
results. Programmes for hedging future hydropower and
district heating production have been established with a
view to stabilising the Group’s earnings. The Power Sales
business uses hedging in order to balance its exposure to
customers and purchases of the power in the spot market.
Networks has to cover power losses in the network through
ongoing purchases of power. The company manages
market risk by trading in financial instruments. The key risk
element for the power sales business relates to its customer
base. Hafslund is also exposed to changes in prices of raw
materials relating to waste and other fuels used for district
heating.
Financial risk
The Group’s finance department manages and hedges
foreign currency exposure in order to reduce the Group’s
foreign exchange risk in relation to power trading, purchases
of goods and services, and foreign currency borrowings.
Hafslund is exposed to interest rate risk on its interestbearing
debt. Interest is also included as an element of
income for several of the Group’s business areas. The
Group endeavors to reduce interest rate risk by leveraging
the Group’s inherent interest-hedging by endeavoring to
correlate the interest rate exposure in connection with the
reference rate for Networks’ regulated revenue, which in turn
affects Heat, and Production’s tax-free allowance used in the
calculation of resource rent tax with interest on the debt. The
Group has long-term committed drawdown facilities in order
to secure financing, even in periods when it may be difficult
to obtain financing in the capital markets. Insurance policies
are also in place to cover all material types of claims.
Counterparty risk in the power market is minimised through
the use of standardised contracts that are settled via
Nasdaq OMX Commodities. The Group has historically
experienced low losses on receivables due to its diversified
receivables portfoilo. Following the introduction of joint
invoicing in 2016, the network operator now invoices the
power supplier for network rental, who includes the network
rental in its electricity invoice. Changes in the Group’s
receivables as a result of joint invoicing are managed using
guarantees. The Board has approved the guidelines and
frameworks that govern the management of financial risk.
Report from the Board of
Reply - Conversation - Feb 15
In 2016 Production’s total investments amounted to NOK
274 million (NOK 156 million). In 2015 the Board approved
the construction of a new aggregate at Vamma power plant
with an investment framework of NOK 920 million. The new
aggregate which has an absorption capacity of 500 m3
/s
and installed capacity of 128 MW, will generate around 1
TWh of power each year and increase the annual production
of the Vamma power plant by 230 GWh. The new aggregate
will replace production from the oldest aggregate at Vamma,
which are more than 100 years old. The oldest aggregates
will continue to be used in flood periods. Construction work
was in full swing in 2016, and the new aggregate is due to
enter operation in spring 2019.
Markets
The Markets business area comprises the power sales
business in Norway, Sweden and Finland, and customer
service and invoicing services activities. Hafslund Marked
is Norway’s largest and one of the Nordic region’s leading
power sales companies. At NOK 7.3 billion, sales for the
year were up NOK 1.4 billion on 2015. The increase in sales
is attributable to higher power prices on Nord Pool in 2016
compared with 2015, and an increase in the sold volume to
customers. A total of 19.6 TWh (17.9 TWh) of electricity was
sold to customers in 2016.
Markets posted an operating profit of NOK 498 million in
2016 (NOK 476 million), in part due to an increase in the
value of forward contracts. At the reporting date Markets
had capital employed of NOK 1.4 billion, and the return on
capital employed closed on 36.8 percent (32.1 percent).
Competition in the power sales segment intensified in 2016.
Despite the fierce competition Hafslund Marked expanded
its customer base during the year, and is delivering solid
results. At the reporting date Hafslund had a total of
1,093,000 (1,050,000) electricity customers, of whom
375,000 (327,000) were outside Norway. The Power Sales
business includes nine different brands in Norway, Sweden
and Finland. Thanks to its strong position in the Nordic
power market, Hafslund is well placed to participate in
further growth, both organic and structural.
Markets implemented several digitalisation activities
throughout the year, with the aim of improving both the
efficiency of operations and the customer experience.
Examples of the above include a new app for Hafslund
Strøm, the Vipps mobile payment app, use of robot
technology, and a cloud-based operations and analysis
platform for the electricity companies.
At the start of 2016 work was initiated to examine a spin-off
and potential public offering of Hafslund Marked. This work
was stopped in April 2016 as Hafslund’s largest shareholder,
the City of Oslo, wanted this spinoff to be evaluated in
connection with the City of Oslo’s overall ownership strategy.
Work to adapt Hafslund Marked’s organisation to satisfy
future framework requirements, and to pursue the power
sales business’ Nordic growth strategy
Reply - Conversation - Feb 1
So nice so how is life with you doing
Reply - Conversation - Feb 1
not much
Reply - Conversation - Jan 12
Reply - Conversation - Jan 12
hello
Reply - Conversation - Jan 11
So what did u use to help people about what
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