Exhibition at Agora Gallery, NYC
By BFP Staff Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Olga Ku
The original work of two innovative and talented Bogota artists Miguel Lopez and Juan Manuel Baraya G. will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC in Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition. The exhibition opens on September 16th, 2015 and will run until October 6th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, September 17th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.
Israelis And Palestinians Cannot Make Peace On Their Own
By BFP Staff Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend an event about the Middle East peace talks in the East Room at the White House in Washington September 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young
The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations and their changing internal political dynamics has made it impossible for them to resolve the conflict on their own. Leaving them to their own devices is no longer a viable option as the continuation of the conflict is hazardous and potentially explosive. The resumption of bilateral peace negotiations with US mediation alone will not succeed any more than the Obama administration’s two previous efforts. The floating idea that France may present a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution to coerce both parties to resume negotiations, with the support of the United States, will be necessary to break the impasse.
Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting
By BFP Staff Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com
OPEC next gathers December 4 in Vienna, just over a year since Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced at the previous OPEC winter meeting the Saudi decision to let the oil market determine oil prices rather than to continue Saudi Arabia’s role of guarantor of $100+/bbl oil.
Despite the intense financial and economic pain this decision has inflicted on Saudi Arabia, its fellow OPEC members, and other oil producers, the Saudis have given no indication they plan to alter course. In fact, Saudis have downplayed the impact of lower prices on their country, asserting that the kingdom has the financial wherewithal to withstand lower oil prices.
Factores de Productividad de Planta: Supervisor de Producción
By BFP Staff Monday, August 24, 2015
Por Giovanni Pavolini
Cuando se piensa en incrementar la productividad de las fábricas, rara vez se piensa en uno de los factores de mayor impacto: la capacidad del supervisor de generar productividad. Puntos a tener en cuenta para potenciar la productividad de planta a través de la gestión de supervisión.
El rol del supervisor de producción ha sido tradicionalmente mal entendido y mal aprovechado. La sola palabra describe a una persona que mira por encima el trabajo de otros, limitando su potencial. En muchas empresas que visito veo como el supervisor de planta es más un capataz que un director de orquesta. También ha sido mal aprovechado porque en las empresas existen sentimientos que estratifican la importancia de las decisiones: las decisiones estratégicas se consideran importantes y por extensión las personas que las toman; mientras que las decisiones operativas (el despectivamente llamado día a día) se consideran de segunda categoría y así también las personas que están en frente de ellas.
Israeli-Hamas Truce: An Opportunity In Disguise
By BFP Staff Friday, August 21, 2015
By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal (L) hugs senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh before leaving Gaza Strip December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Israel and Hamas are reportedly discussing a long-term truce. Although Israeli officials claim it is merely a rumor and that there are no direct or indirect negotiations with Hamas, many signs suggest that a deal is imminent. Whether or not such a deal is being negotiated, however, Israel and Hamas should aggressively pursue it as both can greatly benefit from it on several levels. The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) objection to the truce, characterizing it as a kiss of death to the two-state solution, is completely misplaced. The prospective truce has critical strategic implications that could markedly advance the overall Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Primer Straumann LATAM Congress será en Colombia
By BFP Staff Thursday, August 20, 2015
Por Angela Nogueira
Curitiba - Profesionales de la odontología estarán reunidos en Bogotá, Colombia, entre los días 3 y 4 de septiembre, en 1º Straumann LATAM Congress. El objetivo del encuentro será debatir sobre las tendencias del sector y presentar soluciones como el Sistema Strauman CARES®, Implante Roxolid® SLActive® 4 mm y el implante cónico BLT - Bone Level Tareped.
Triangle in Anapoima Mandarino Tree Parrot Soap Opera of All Time!
By Judi McLeod Sunday, May 31, 2009
Step aside, Julio Iglesias and all you other romantic Latino singers, Paco the Parrot is here.
Bogota Free Planet (BFP) promised they would record for CFP the Parrots of Anapoima belting out the haunting refrain from the song “Cucurrucucu Paloma”, and that’s just what they did.Colombia gets 7 gold medals in one day
By Jorge Luis Pardo Friday, October 28, 2011
October 26 is a day to remember for Colombia: 7 gold medals in one day at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. Athletics, skating, weightlifting and gymnastics are the winners.
Vitamin C: If It’s Good For Gorillas Why Not Us
By Dr. Gifford Jones Thursday, October 21, 2010
Are you headed for a heart attack because of “marginal scurvy”, a condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C? Moreover, if vitamin C is sound medicine for gorillas, why isn’t it good for us? And in the 16th century, why did the ship’s cat survive long sea voyages when its sailors died from scurvy?
Today, we know that sailors of old, lacking vitamin C, died of this preventable disease. A shortage of fresh fruit in their diet resulted in degeneration of blood vessels, hemorrhage and death.
Networked Devices Spread Your Photos, Music Around
By Jim Bray Thursday, December 16, 2010
Media servers are becoming popular in this age of wireless home networks, delivering audio and video content from a computer or the Internet to whatever device you may want to use, within reason.
I usually use such devices to stream music, because most of the videos I watch are on Blu-ray and no matter how much hype you hear about downloads taking over, there are still bandwidth and file compatibility issues. I admit reluctantly to accessing YouTube and its ilk for some casual viewing sometimes, but media servers are increasingly playing back music in other rooms of my house.