Brownsville leadership considers new library branch

Brownsville leadership thinks about new library branch
Architect Roberto Ruiz produced renderings and cost estimates for a new branch, estimating the price attach at about $ 7.3 million. The 30,000-square-foot artefact would wage space for the Friends of the Library as well as stacks for adults, teens and …
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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Poetry Society of South Carolina
Event on 2013-04-12 00:00:00
Please join The Poetry Society of South Carolina for poetry readings by Davidson College and Queens University of Charlotte professor Alan Michael Parker and P.S.S.C. president Deborah Lawson Scott at The Poetry Society of South Carolina's 2012-13 season inaugural events in Charleston.

Readings are free and open to the public. Book signing and reception follow the program, held on the second Friday of the month in downtown Charleston at: 7:00 p.m.

September 14
Readings by Alan Michael Parker with Deborah Lawson Scott

September 15
Seminar with Alan Michael Parker
"Revenge, and Other Delights."
In this seminar, we will think about the intent of the revenge poem, with its emotional upheavals and its medical malpractices, from Pope's Arbuthnot to Plath's Daddy and beyond. Come with writing utensils and memories of childhood: our comedy will be serious.

Alan Michael Parker is Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Davidson College; he is also a Core Faculty Member in the Queens University low-res MFA. Among his awards are three Pushcart Prizes, a poem inBest American Poetry, the Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review, and the Medwick Award from PSA. He has written three novels and seven collections of poems, most recently Long Division (Tupelo Press, June, 2012).
(read Parker's "Between Poems the Vandals"

PSSC President Deborah Lawson Scott, a native Baltimorean, lived in Miami for 25 years before moving to Charleston in 2003, and also spends time in the Catskills and Stockholm. Her lyric poems reflect these varied landscapes; as a Long Table Poet, she also enjoys collaborative writing. She is an MFA graduate of Queens University of Charlotte and among her numerous poetry prizes is the DuBose & Dorothy Heyward Society Prize. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including My South, Poetry in the South, Kakalak, and Boomtown.
(read Long Table Poets' collaborative poem, "A Week of Kindness"

October 12
David St. John with Anna Journey
read David St. John's "Chestnut"
David St. John has received NEA, Guggenheim Foundation, and Rome fellowships, an honor from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize for teaching and poetic achievement, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Accomplishment Award. Among his ten volumes of poetry is Study for the World's Body, nominated for The National Book Award in Poetry; Where the Angels Come Toward Us is his collection of essays, interviews, and reviews. He instructs at The University of Southern California and lives in Venice Beach.

Anna Journey is the author of two collections of poetry: Vulgar Remedies (Louisiana Say University Press, 2013) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. She instructs creative writing at the University of Southern California.

read Anna Journey's "Alarm (2)

October 13
Seminar with David St. John, "The Braided Narrative: The Poetry of Philip Levine and Larry Levis."

November 9
Jillian Weise
read Jillian Weise's "Incision"
Poet and playwright Jillian Weise is the author of a poetry collection, The Amputee's Guide to Sex, and a novel, The Colony. Her work has appeared in A Public Space, The New York Times, Tin Home and elsewhere. Her manuscript The Book of Goodbyes won the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, and will be published by BOA in Fall 2013. She wrote some of these poems while on a Fulbright Fellowship in Argentina. She is an Assistant Professor at Clemson.

November 10
Seminar with Jillian Weise, "The Poet as Spy."
Adopt a secret agent name. Work with classified documents. Create entries for a spy book. This workshop/seminar will take, as its theme, the poet as spy, and introduce you to techniques for close attending and discovery.

December 14
Holiday Party, for PSSC Members Only

Jan 11
Open Mic

February 8
Paul Allen
read Paul Allen's "Private Charter"
Poet/songwriter Paul Allen received the SCAC's Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award (George Mason University), the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize (American Crawl), the Distinguished Research Award (College of Charleston), and a Pushcart Prize. Ground Forces (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2008), according to poet Andrew Hudgins, is about "brokenness and, with richly explored theological implications, everything in the broken world, the fallen world." Allen has retired, Professor Emeritus, from the College of Charleston, and lives on the road in a camper.

February 9
Seminar with Paul Allen, "From Anecdote to Myth: Aspiring to the Larger Poem-Not Necessarily Longer, but Bigger." Two or three forsaken drafts-or even current poems-may be just notes for one larger poem, the one with larger themes, more layers; the one that aspires to "Dover Beach," "Among School Children," "Sunday Morning," and the like. It's fun to see if they are. Please bring six pages of your most current writing, whether finished poems or forsaken attempts. No copies, they're just for you.

March 8
Keith Flynn
read Keith Flynn's "If you are Chagall…"
Keith Flynn, founder and editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, has authored four collections of poetry, most recently The Golden Ratio (2007). His poems have appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, The Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Rattle, and hundreds of others. He has been nominated six times for the Pushcart Prize, was awarded the Paumanok Poetry Prize in 1996, and has given thousands of performances from his work crossways North USA and abroad. In 2005 and 2006, Flynn served as the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for North Carolina, working to promote the cultural importance of poetry in his home state.

March 9
Seminar with Keith Flynn, "The Power of Poetry: Honoring The Condensary." Condensation is the final frontier for a poet. Analyzing the work of our finest pruners, including Frank O'Hara, insurrectionist Stevens, Dylan Thomas, and Li Po, we will focus on losing the dross and creating poems that are more muscular and radioactive. Each participant should bring at least twelve duplicates of two poems. Work will be considered for publication in The Asheville Poetry Review.

April 12
Brian Turner
read Brian Turner's "R & R"
Soldier-poet Brian Turner is author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise (2010) and the award-winning Here, Bullet (2005). His poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review, and other journals, and included in the documentaries Voices in Wartime and Operation Homecoming. He attained the MFA from the University of Oregon and has lived abroad in South Korea. In 2009, Turner was selected as one of fifty United Says Artists Fellows.

April 13, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Seminar with Brian Turner, "Figure Studies." Taking our cue from the studio artist's practice of sketching the human figure in pencils and charcoals, this workshop will experiment with appearance and intention through a variety of 'sketches' focused on one primary subject. Time permitting, we'll also think about poetry's use of white space and silence (just as the sketch artist's lines and shadows are in conversation with the blank space of the canvas or paper). Materials required: Please bring writing tools with you to class (pen and paper or a laptop).

Might 10
Annual Forum with Eric Nelson
read Eric Nelson's "Apostrophe to the Apostrophe"
Eric Nelson has published four collections of poetry, including Terrestrials, winner of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Award (2004), and The Interpretation of Waking Life, winner of the Arkansas Poetry Award (1991). He coordinates the Department of Writing and Linguistics' creative writing concentration at Georgia Southern University.

April 13, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Seminar with Eric Nelson, "The Catalogue." The catalogue (aka list) poem, a favourite form among contemporary poets, has a long history. Homer, Milton, Whitman, Ginsberg-not to mention the Bible-have used catalogues to great effect, either as self-contained poems or as sections of epics such as the Iliad and Paradise Lost. We will look at several examples-both old and new-discuss the characteristics of a compelling catalogue poem, and write a draft of one.

at Charleston Library Society
164 King Street
Charleston, United States

Best way to transfer songs between itunes library?

Question by J F: Ideal way to transfer songs between itunes library?
I would like to take songs from an itunes library and place it into another. How should I conduct this? Should I use a flash drive or cds? Is there another method? Thanks.

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Insurance Industry: Bancassurance Foresight, Solvency II Assessment in New Research Reports

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013

Bancassurance the understanding of retail insurance products to a commercial banks client base, also known as the Bank Insurance Model (BIM) has evolved different models since its origins in the European Union (EU) in the mid-1980s. The classic European model is an integrated one, with common ownership or some form of exclusive commitment between the insurance bourgeois and bank distributor. In the US, the model involves nearly total separation between the two, while in many emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, where foreign insurers compete for shelf space on the limited number of domestic bank distribution platforms, a third structure is evolving.

Bancassurance growth differs significantly between geographical regions states the report @

In the US, despite primeval indications that bancassurance might achieve market penetration levels in life insurance comparable to the one-third share it has in Europe, US banks have struggled to achieve a market share of 2% and essentially offer a range of third-party insurance products to wage choice to their clients. In contrast, in the booming markets of Asia-Pacific and Latin America, the market shares of the bancassurance channel are rapidly approaching European levels. In Latin America, the demand for pension products and easy savings oriented life insurance products are the main drivers, whereas in APAC, growth is fostered by life insurance, protection, endowment, health and pension products.

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The current financial crisis of 2007-9 has had a traumatic impact on global bancassurance in terms of income as well as long-term durability of bancassurance links has also been affected. While the overall durability of joint ventures and ownership links has historically been quite positive, the crisis has not only seriously dilapidated leading bancassurance competitors such as Fortis, KBC and ING, who have been forced to retrench by big quality losses, but has also driven many to divest themselves of banking or insurance affiliates because of a need for capital in the downturn. The current EU decision to order the divestiture of INGs insurance businesses is a good example of this.

Assessing Solvency II: Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry (

The Solvency II Directive can be considered the gold standard in insurance regulation and is also being looked upon as a global benchmark in insurance regulation due to its comprehensive scope and structure. The short-term impact on life and general insurance business is likely to be negative. Significant capital charges for risky and volatile assets with high yields are expected to drive changes in investment policies. Sovereign bonds will acquire more exposure and replace high capital charge assets, rendering some of the products noncurrent and unviable.

Solvency II stipulations pose significant challenges

The complex nature of calculating solvency capital requirements, marketing consistent treatment of equilibrise sheet items and integrating risk management in central business processes will exert immense pressure on the current structure and will increase the cost of specialists required to handle business models efficiently and in compliance with the new norms. It will also require reliable data and IT infrastructure, adding further pressure on company resources and budgets.


Despite the cost shock to insurers in the short run, if carefully designed and implemented, it will enable firms to examine product profitability on a consistent and continuous basis. Eventually, it will also uncover many opportunities for cross-selling and expose loopholes in an insurers portfolio that can be replaced by new feasible products. Insurers can turn the tide in their favor by indulging in product innovation, re-pricing of current products, diversifying their portfolio, tapping into tax benefits and utilizing the harmonization feature of Solvency II, and changing their business strategies to carefully include mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other cost optimization activities.

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Europe to Show Implementation Path as Key Regions Move Towards Equivalency but Refrain from Complete Adoption

Most European countries are not prepared to adopt the project fully and the current deadline of 1 Jan 2014 is expected to be breached again. Major countries in the American and Asia-Pacific regions are also going through structural changes in their regulations and are perceptive developments in Europe carefully. Most of the companies operating in these regions will be directly or indirectly affected by the regulation changes in Europe. Even though none of the countries have indicated full adoption of the Solvency II regime, most Asia-Pacific countries are moving in the same direction with norms similar to Solvency II already in place or proposals to do so.

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HTML5 Level 1
Event on 2013-03-27 09:30:00
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM

Learn basic Web design processes and terminology and how to create a easy Web page using HTML tags.
Recommended Audience: Adult

Library: Orlando Public Library
Location: Purple Room
Registration Ends: 3/27/2013 at 9:40 AM
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Q&A: How to transfer music not purchased from itunes from an ipod to itunes library?

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when i switch i had to begin new when i plugged im my i-pod it deleted everything.

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