El único político que hizo ceder al Führer: una biografía de Ignacio Merino refuta la idea del Serrano Suñer filonazi y demuestra que el amigo de José … de Hitler con España.: An article from: Epoca

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Title: El único político que hizo ceder al Führer: una biografía de Ignacio Merino refuta la idea del Serrano Suñer filonazi y demuestra que el amigo de José Antonio y cuñado de Franco, fue también el negociador hábil que frenó el afán expansionista de Hitler con España.
Author: Alfonso Basallo
Publication: Epoca (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 18, 2004
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Issue: 1009 Page: 69(3)

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When Plaid Shorts Became Cool

Walking around Manhattan, you will see plaid shorts, hats, shoes, bags on girls, guys, kids, in mainstream department stores and in advertising. You wouldn’t think so, but plaid didn’t always used to be so cool. The evolution of this pattern is in fact one of great interest to those in the fashion industry. Here I will trace its history to today, where it has become a fashion statement.The word “plaid” itself refers to a patterned wool cloth. Some believe the word comes from Gaellic or a Scots language. When you say “full plaid” it refers to the long skirts (not kilts) that are part of the traditional highland dress uniform, usually worn exclusively by pipe bands. Then comes the kilt – probably the most well-known and internationally recognized piece of plaid clothing. The Scottish kilt, the better known kilt type, dates back to the 16th Century. Each kilt design was meant to designate a separate clan or family for the Scottish. They are worn at the natural waist, just below the lowest rib. Underwear with a plaid kilt is completely optional.Then came Kurt Cobain. Okay, maybe not that quick, but a few hundred years after plaid came about, Midwesterners began wearing flannel. Flannel is made with wool or cotton yarn, loosely spun, similar to a type of fabric originating in Wales. It is worn still today by those who work in cold climates: lumberjacks, farmers, construction workers, etc. Flannel, that has a very similar design to plaid, was not exactly seen as cool. But during the grunge movement of the early 90’s, Nirvana headman Kurt Cobain made flannel – and the plaid design – cool again (at least for a certain part of the American populous). He would wear it to concerts, in videos, and for photo shoots and made it something that was acceptable for the young people who listened to his music and were part of the movement. His widow, Courtney Love recently announced that she was going to auction away his flannel shirts at a Christie’s auction.Following Cobain’s lead came TuPac and West Coast gangster rap. The rapper would often wear a white tank top with a flannel shirt over it. Of course, the shirt was a bit oversized and usually would go down to the knees. These two stars of the music world are a major reason why it is okay to wear plaid shorts today in the streets of New York.Plaid shorts came about in the mainstream stores in fall of 2007. As the summer season was coming to and end, some fashion houses brought out plaid shorts for their resort collection, making them the must-have item of the following spring/summer. Today, plaid shorts are found nearly everywhere that fashionable people shop. As the trend has evolved, plaid shorts are becoming less cool, and other plaid accessories have become the new, hot item.

Using Digital Camera Without A Flash Unit

I have been using a digital camera for the last few years. My latest digital camera is the Sony Alpha 100 DSLR. This is the first professional like DSLR coming from Sony.The unit I bought is equipped with a zoom lens (16-80 mm) made by Carl Zeiss especially for Sony Alpha. I particularly love this lens; it is permanently attached to my Sony Alpha body.Taking an outdoor photo with this camera is a breeze. Most of the time I am using its P (program) mode. This is a semi-automatic mode whereby the unit uses its auto sensors to tell you middle ground
settings (aperture and shutter speed); a setting that will give you a near perfect picture.From there you can adjust the settings to increase depth of field (more front and background focus)
of a particular photo. If you over do it, the unit will warn you.

Even during an outdoor shooting with plenty of light, you will have a shadow section.
You may be standing in the sun light portion and pointing the camera into the shadow
portion, like an antique shop.This is a situation where you may need a flash unit. But with the Sony Alpha,
you can set the unit’s ISO to a minimum of 200 and you can take the shot without
using a flash unit; setting of ISO at 400 would even be better; you would get a
lighter photo. At this point, the format of the digital photo is JPG.
At the same time I also shoot the photo in RAW mode.
Sony gives you a mode where you can take one picture in two
modes (JPG and RAW) at the same time.The same picture in RAW mode gives you mega options in touching up the photograph,
extremely useful when you are taking a photo for web application.I also took a shot of a live evening rock concert band without using a flash unit,
by setting the ISO at 1600. You can see this photo at my website below.
Using this high ISO setting does give you some noises on the photo but the
sharpness is quite acceptable. At this time there is also some software
out there that can clear up the noises.To top it all off, Sony Alpha has a ” Super Steady Shot” setting whereby
the camera has an ability to compensate your shaky hand while taking the shot.
By setting the ISO high like 400 to 1600, you will increase the effectiveness
of this function; meaning that you would get a real sharp picture without using a flash unit.

Next, I would like to talk about the Carl Zeiss lens. I am very happy with it.
It can focus any object super fast, compare to a kit lens that came with the camera.
The color composition is bright and the contrast is very sharp.
Zooming function is very convenient when you are in a tight spot and
cannot step backward. I have had taken quite a few interior shots with
satisfactory results as well.All in all, I am very happy with the camera especially not using a flash
unit, but using it with most natural lights.

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LG LHB335 1100-Watt Network Blu-ray Disc Home Theater System, Black

  • NetCast, Entertainment Access
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