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There's a restaurateur or two, a jeweler, and a handful of accountants and attorneys with employees on their payrolls. But those lawmakers are vastly outnumbered by corporate Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-179, government employees and those who have made a career of politics. One-fifth of the lawmakers count their elected office as their full-time job.

Yet small-business issues are in the election spotlight this year -- pushed there by a slow national economic recovery and the state's business climate. Last year, nearly 3,000 more businesses closed than opened, according to the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Ellen Valentino, Maryland Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-214 of the National Federation of Independent Business, said the topic was getting "unprecedented attention" from Democratic and Republican candidates. The legislature now includes just seven of her members, and six more have decided to run, she said.

"Government intrusion on a national and state level have prompted small-business owners to say, 'I need to get to Annapolis. I'm prepared to come to the table,' " Valentino said.

Candidates are trumpeting Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-217 business experience. Smith Island baking company owner Brian Murphy, Ehrlich's opponent in the Republican primary, said primaries in California and Virginia showed that voters are choosing "businesspeople, not politicians."

Gov. Martin O'Malley weighed in recently, signing an executive order to form a commission to study small business, though his campaign said he has been addressing Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-218 needs throughout his administration. Ehrlich has criss-crossed the state collecting ideas from small-business owners. Both are lawyers who have had long careers as elected officials.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Democrat representing Calvert and Prince George's counties, largely agreed with Ehrlich that the legislature needs more members with small-business experience. Miller has a law firm in Clinton.

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Jewelry Television is exploring how best to incorporate the Gems TV reverse-auction programming into its existing fixed-price selling format, and has retained several key Gems TV employees and on-air presenters.

"Our number one priority at the moment is to convert Breitling Chronomat Quartz Chrono BT-223 TV customers to JTV customers quickly and effectively," said Matthews. "We want to earn their confidence and trust and bring them into the JTV family of brands as soon as possible."

Multimedia Commerce Group (MMCG) is a privately-held company that operates on-air shopping network, Jewelry Television (JTV), and its internet sites. MMCG's primary retail outlet, Jewelry Television (JTV) was founded in 1993 and broadcasts its high definition programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to over 80 million unique Breitling Chronomat Quartz Chrono BT-224 in the U.S. The network focuses primarily on the sale of jewelry, gemstones and related products. Jewelry Television sales topped $515 million in 2007 and the network has been steadily rebuilding revenue since the onset of the recession.

Gitanjali Gems is currently trading at Rs 137.90, up by 3.35 points or 2.49% from its previous closing of Rs. 134.55 on the BSE.

The scrip opened at Rs 136.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs 139.00 and Rs 135.80 respectively. So far 156536 shares were traded on the counter.

The BSE group 'B' stock of face value Rs 10 has Breitling Chronomatic Quartz Chrono BT-211 a 52 week high of Rs 139.00 on 07-Jul-2010 and a 52 week low of Rs 86.55 on 13-Jul-2009.

Last one week high and low of the scrip stood at Rs 139.00 and Rs 125.10 respectively. The current market cap of the company is Rs 1133.85 crore.

The promoters holding in the company stood at 51.47% Breitling Crosswind Calendar Automatic BT-216 Institutions and Non-Institutions held 17.62% and 25.56% respectively.

India's biggest jewelry retailer, Gitanjali Gems, plans to open about 500 stores by the end of the financial year as it seeks to tap demand in the world's biggest gold-buying nation. The company plans to add 300,000 square feet of retail space in the year through March 31, up from its current 1 million square feet.

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David Chapple spotted her early that morning.

She had come to the Krasl Art Fair to help a jeweler friend but spent most of the weekend talking with him.

"They just happened to Breitling Navitimer QUARTZ Chronograph BT-59 setting up their booth next to me," Chapple says. "I saw her there at 6 a.m., and that was it."

David and Noonie Chapple have come back every year since not only to sell his automobile-inspired acrylic paintings, but to celebrate the day they first met some 14 years ago.

David Chapple, who now lives in Grand Blanc, Mich., with his wife of 12 years and their 8-year-old son Noah., is one of the more than 200 artists who will descend on Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph this Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chronograph BT-6 for the 49th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff.

The two-day event held the second weekend in July began in 1962 as a clothesline art fair. It has since become a nationally recognized destination on the summer art fair circuit.

"Part of the reason we've consistently been recognized as one of the top art fairs in the country is because we believe the relationships we build with artists are paramount," says Sara Shambarger, Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chronograph BT-64 special events director for the Krasl Art Fair.

"One of our goals is to treat our artists like kings and queens. Not all art fairs do that. In fact, some art fairs don't treat artists very well at all. But it's a big part of our mission, and I think artists recognize that."

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Community fundraising is another recent endeavor. This year, Bogart's was asked by the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation to become the primary sales location for its Sparkles of Hope bracelet campaign. "I was approached because Bogart's is a household name and covers a significant part oí the island," says Rooney, who agreed immediately to support the program. "Cancer is something that has affected all of us, and I wanted to help out in the community." All Breitling Navitimer Heritage Quartz Chronograph BT-18 to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation remain in the province and are used to enhance regional programs close to the patient's home, support local education and research projects, fund patient support programs and services and acquire cancer treatment equipment.

The Sparkles of Hope Bracelets are sterling silver, set with 20 Swarovski crystals, all of which signify a different cancer. The campaign, which began in April, set an initial goal of $200,000-5250,000 in its first year. By August, Bogart's had hit the Si-million dollar mark.

"We will continue to sell the $40 bracelets over the Christmas season, with a new goal of reaching $2.5-m iIlion by the end of December, or sooner," he says. "For the past six months and for the months Breitling Navitimer Heritage Quartz Chronograph BT-39 into Christmas, I have donated the use of my stores, staff, office supplies and time to help this cause. Every dollar I collect for the bracelets is given back to the Cancer Care Foundation," says Rooney. In return, the Cancer Care Foundation includes Bogart's in all of its print, radio, television, online and billboard advertising. "This campaign has been mutually beneficial, as we are supplying the Cancer Centre with a means to sell its bracelets, while they are bringing hundreds of people into our store on a daily basis," says Rooney. "I have found this campaign to be extremely rewarding and I know that my staff members have been delighted to help - I think my next investment will be in tissues, as my staff" and customers have cried together over their personal experiences with cancer while the bracelet is being purchased."

When asked what advice he would give to someone just starting out in the jewellery business, Rooney replies: "Patience is an essential virtue when getting started and building your clientele base. It Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant BT-15 time to build a strong clientele, develop the confidence needed to be in the industry, and expand your knowledge base enough to be able to properly service your customers. I would also let them know that branding is becoming more important, especially with the younger generation."

Craiger Drake Designs, a custom jewelry company owned by distinguished Philadelphia jewelry manufacturer Craiger Drake, opens its Walnut Street showroom today, where it will unveil a distinctive selection of avant-garde, one-of-a-kind pieces that mix rare gems, surprising materials and bold designs. Passionately focused on Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant BT-4 an exclusive customer experience, Drake has built his new business on personal attention and customer involvement in the design of jewelry that will be uniquely theirs.

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The events' roots were planted more than a year ago when the French Trade Commission's Ubifrance network approached Dorfinan as part of its quest to partner with retail jewelers in the United States and introduce French design to U.S. consumers. The team-up with Dorfinan Jewelers was no coincidence, says co-owner Jonathan Dorfman.

"My parents went to the Basel fair in 1970 [when few U.S. jewelers attended the Swiss watch and jewelry IaIr]," says Dorfman. "They had the vision to make this a store with European jewelry that was the equivalent of a store in London or Paris or Milan."

Fast-forward to 2010 and Dorfman is a renowned destination for the finest European and American jewelry brands in the business, with Van Cleef Oc Arpels and Harry Winston Bvlgari Aluminium Quartz Chrono BL-91 them.

When the brunt of the recession hit in 2008, Gerard Riveron, Dorfman's executive director, used die networking and negotiating skills he picked up while working for Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier to bring a trio of Italian designers to Dorfman's for an Italian designer jewelry event that, despite the timing, turned into a smash hit, Riveron says.

When the French jewelry event opportunity came calling, the Dorfinan team was similarly hands-on. In July, Dorfman traveled to Paris' famed Place Vendóme to find jewelers that would meet the store's standards in quality and design. He and Riveron then selected eight jewelers: Bachet, Brigitte Ermel, Edéenne, Joia, Inédit, Marchak, Bvlgari Aluminium Quartz Chronograph BL-58 Paris and Umane.

But the retailer didn't simply host a one-off exhibition and call it a day.

It's about the story behind it," Dorfman says. "We Bvlgari Assioma Automatic BL-34 to situate French jewelry as part of Frances cultural heritage - a key point in enabling us to convey the quality, authenticity and value of our French collection."

On Oct 4, the retailer invited its best clients and a selection of special guests to a private dinner where designers, Van Cleef & Arpels President and Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Bos, and a handful of French culture, film and literature scholars from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gathered at each table.

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Meanwhile, instead of simply announcing a store sale on Facebook or tweeting about their next trunk show, some jewelers are bring the latest and greatest technology in-house to lure tech-sawy Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chronograph BT-22.

For example, Murphy's Jewelers has two iPads: one from vendor Tacori that is loaded with the bridal manufacturer's latest catalog offerings, and another just for general store use, Williams says. Now when a customer is looking for an engagement ring, a salesperson can pull out the Tacori iPad and virtually thumb through the newest collections, going tar beyond wbat is available ~n stoEc.

Consider the barometer of the jewelry industry for 2009 officially read. Jewelers of America's latest Cost of Doing Business Report shows that jewelry sales slid again last year, marking Breitling PAN Frecce Tricolori QUARTZ Chronograph BT-99 third straight year of declines. Have U.S. jewelers seen the worst of this downturn yet and what will the recovery will look like when it arrives?

If there is any solace to be drawn from Jewelers of America's (JA) 2010 Cost of Doing Business Report, if is this: Last year's sales results were not positive, but last year's sales results were also not shocking.

The report, based upon a survey that JA conducts annually as an industry benchmarking tool, showed that retail jewelry sales declined again in 2009, as retailers battling to sell luxury put on a brave face Breitling PAN Frecce Tricolori QUARTZ Chronograph BT-99 an economy scarred by unemployment, foreclosures and general uncertainty. The median sales decline was 4.5 percent, worse than the 3.5 percent slide recorded in 2008 and worse than the 0.3 percent dip noted in 2007, which was, incidentally, the first recorded sales drop in the surveys twodecade history. To put last year in perspective, a typical independent mid-range store that netted $788,094 in 2006 saw its sales shrink by 8.3 percent to $727.696 in 2009, just three years later.

It's a grim but not surprising trend, with JA noting in the report that 2009 was "a year in which the national economic crisis left no industry unscathed."

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Recently, the local police contacted JVC and provided a picture of two criminals who had targeted a local jeweller and stolen a large, very valuable ring. At the request of the police, JVC distributed the pictures to its network. Almost immediately, jewellers throughout the area started reporting that these men had been in their locations. Within a day of the alert, the police received a call from a local jeweller who told police these two men had just been in his store. As a result Breitling for Bentley QUARTZ Chronograph BT-57 receiving this information from the JVC network, they were not only very cautious in dealing with these two men, but also obtained the license number of their car, which they turned over to police. This information resulted in the arrest of these two men and to the identification of a major jewellery fencing ring. This networking not only prevented losses but resulted in arrests.

Local area networks are very strong and well-supported south of the border. Jewelers Security Alliance in the U.S., along with Jewelers Mutual Insurance, has produced a booklet on Breitling Hercules Automatic BT-40 up a local area network. JVC will work to assist jewellers in Canada to set up their own local networks. If you are in any area of the jewellery business, it is very important that you belong to a network, which can help you protect your staff and assets. Contact JVC today and obtain information and assistance on setting up your own local area network.

Language is a vital tool that we use to communicate with other people in our daily and working lives (Sanstead, 2001; Adejimola, 2008). It consists of words and meanings that are combined into discrete units (sentences) (Hagoort & Van Berkum, 2007; Van Berkum, 2008). Sentences joined together become information that Breitling Navitimer Automatic BT-67 be used to exchange ideas with other people (Lieberman, 2008). Although language is important in working life, linguistic skill in itself is insufficient (Cantoni, 1998; Geneva 2002; Hulstrand, 2008). Foreign languages are also important and play important roles in business administration.

In business administration, foreign language plays several roles, such as a role in internal (Marchan et al., 1997; Marschan-Piekkari et al., 1999; Davies, 2000) and external communication (Marchan et al., 1997; Davies, 2000; Leslie & Russel, 2006), a role in having a chance to get a good job, and a role as a means to understand other cultures. Good communication in foreign language becomes so crucial in today's world (Cole, 1988) owing to the impact of globalization. Breitling Navitimer Automatic BT-77 global competitors, the most important factor is the ability to communicate on a wider, quicker and clearer basis (Schorr, 2005). Ability in communication is focused on foreign languages which are widely used (Walters, 1990).

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When the couple explained what they wanted, that being a one carat diamond, D Color, and a clarity rating of VVS1, they were very surprised, "We were told it would be impossible to Bvlgari Ergon Chronometer BL-18 a diamond of that quality in Kuwait," said Robert. "Eventually, one guy in the souk said he could order one in for us but then wanted to charge an exorbitant price.

The couple explained that the average color rating for a diamond was H level with a few better ones in the F and E ranges. Then there was the low clarity quality available with the average sitting in the SI range.

Eventually the couple stumbled upon one place that was willing to provide them with their dream engagement ring. Hala & Al-Zenah Jewelry in Salmyia were able to ship in the Bvlgari Sotirio Collection BL-1 they wanted in the Princess cut required and to set it into a platinum ring, "The guy here was brilliant. We were told no-where in Kuwait could you get platinum but he did," said Robert. "Being a gemologist he had all the right connections to get us what we wanted.

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A spokesperson from the Damas and Al-Ghannam Jewelry Co in the Avenues agreed saying that Kuwaitis in particular preferred larger diamonds and designs than the solitaire that is preferred elsewhere. "They will sacrifice quality for size," said the Damas salesman. "They understand very well the classification system, but this is just to Bvlgari Sotirio Collection BL-30 they know all about it. However, they prefer a more bombastic style to their jewelry.

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The Chamilia and Trollbead lines of Breitling Navitimer Quartz BT-195 were among the best-selling brands, Motiwala said, and engagement rings are always big sellers around the holidays.

"Diamond studs and diamond jewelry are our bread and butter," he said, explaining they sell year-round.

Motiwala said he expected business to continue improving in 2011.

"I'm optimistic about the coming year," he said. "I think it will be even better than the last one."

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As national retailers Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-177 disappointing sales numbers for December, Baltimore area retailers said Thursday they saw an increase in December sales after a dismal 2009, but for some categories, the sales weren't as high as expected.

The results raised some worries that the holiday season was less stellar than expected, but retailers still saw more foot traffic and higher sales than last year and since the recession began.

"Anecdotally, sales were much Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-178 than last year, but it's been spotty," said Maryland Retailers Association President Pat Donoho.

Donoho said that while apparel and electronics did fairly well in December, categories like furniture and jewelry didn't see high sales. Maryland's December retail numbers won't be released until February.

Michael Butler, manager of Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-179 in Harbor East, said his furniture store saw some foot traffic and sales in December, but it was not a high-selling month compared to the rest of the year. Butler did not have final sales numbers for December, but said the store had a 50 percent increase in the rest of 2010 sales over the first 11 months of 2009.

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Sunglass Hut, with 2,000 stores Breitling Navitimer Automatic Calendar BT-105 the world, has tapped SapientNitro to handle all digital marketing and Flash design on the Sunglass Hut e-commerce site. In addition, SapientNitro will be responsible for supporting all online branding, seasonal marketing and digital promotions for key (Oakley, Revo and other) brands sold at Sunglass Hut.

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Katherine Merkel's father, Bvlgari Aluminium Quartz Chrono BL-91 Merkel, said: "Everyone was a loser."

"A young woman is going to jail," he said. "Five teens are dead. There weren't any winners in this."

Vasquez's attorney, Kathleen Colton, had portrayed her young client as a good Samaritan who was not blameless but did not deserve to go to jail.

"There is enough blame to go around, Bvlgari Aluminium Quartz Chronograph BL-58 blame isn't guilt," she said during closing arguments Tuesday. "The one person who wanted to help drunken teenagers is now called the defendant."

Vasquez testified that she went to the home that night to pick up her younger sister. She said she agreed to give one obviously intoxicated teen a ride home, then others asked to join them. She maintained she was not drunk, and jurors appeared to focus on that point, asking during 12 hours of deliberations for written transcripts of expert testimony on Vasquez's blood-alcohol level.

Vasquez admitted to drinking as many as four drinks that night but said she was not drunk. Different types of blood-alcohol readings showed her level as high as .124, although Bvlgari Assioma Automatic BL-34 expert said it could have been as low as .04.

As the verdicts were read, Vasquez remained stoic while her brother and sister sobbed. But she, too, began to sob after the judge revoked her bond and said she would be taken into custody.

Vasquez, who works with Bvlgari Assioma Automatic BL-35 dementia and Alzheimer's patients, was allowed to call her 8-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter before being booked into the county jail, said Colton, who plans to ask that her client be sentenced to probation.

"She has led an exemplary life since this case has been pending," Colton said. "I think it would be a travesty if she was sent to prison."

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Johnson said he plans to keep making clocks as long as possible.

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After a manhunt of almost two weeks, Apopka police Wednesday found a father they say left his girlfriend's two young sons alone with crack cocaine but no food.

The girlfriend, Tiffany Lewis, 25, was with Breitling PAN Frecce Tricolori QUARTZ Chronograph BT-99 Lamar-Marquise Sims, 25, when he was arrested about 3:15 p.m. She, too, was arrested.

Lewis, a guard for the state Department of Juvenile Justice, had told officers she didn't know where Sims was -- although she admitted he had called her on the phone -- and she denied that there were drugs in her apartment.

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Popp said Lewis had been helping Sims evade officers. She was arrested on charges of sale or delivery of cocaine, possession of marijuana, child neglect and being an accessory after the fact.

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Some went to cash during the market collapse, Bvlgari Assioma BL-13 missed participating in the rally. Others, whose portfolios remain relatively intact, have not yet adapted to the new normal, where those assets no longer produce. "For 25 years, every month they received a statement showing their holdings going up," says Scott Mosley, an independent wealth manager in Madison, Wisconsin. "That's over."

Nobody likes to eat their seed corn by invading principal, and many hope to leave a comfortable estate to their children. The wealthy are bracing for higher taxes, including bites from income, capital gains, and estate levies. "They are cognisant they are in the crosshairs of a progressive tax system," says Kitces.

Although fear of the future may Bvlgari Assioma BL-14 heavier on them than actual losses, Mosley hears language about inability to generate habitual levels of income. For the first time, some of his clients are collecting months of credit card statements, to categorise their spending. Yet planners report that reactions to the downdraft, and newfound frugality, typically reflect people's basic personalities and nervousness. The credit crisis and its aftermath brought financial insecurities to the fore. Their lifestyles may not be seriously threatened, but they are turning off the lights more often.

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The numbers jumped off the page: 22 kills on 30 swings with just one error for a .700 attack percentage in Arizona's 3-0 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon.

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The discount department store chain is adding 14 California stores in all, including two that opened in March in the Butterfield Stage Square Shopping Center in Corona and the TownGate Shopping Center in Moreno Valley.

Only the main barn was insured, Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant BT-4 Tiffany, who runs the farm with his wife, son, daughter and son-in-law. He estimated he lost about $8,000 to $10,000 worth of hay, about $3,000 to $5,000 worth of old equipment, and an unquantifiable amount on a historic building tinged with memories.

But Tiffany, like the practical New Breitling Navitimer Quartz BT-195 farmer he was, appeared intent on not dwelling on the loss. There were other chores to tend to, after all: cutting the corn and the hay on the farm, at 156 Sterling City Road, which dates back to the 1700s and has been in Tiffany's family since 1848.

The fire occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Lyme Fire Chief Pete Adams said that night that the farm is in view of the fire station, where members happened to be attending a meeting when the first alert went out.

Despite the immediate response, the flames were 30 feet high when firefighters arrived, Adams said. Fighting the fire was limited to a strictly external and defensive attack, Adams said, Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-177 that hay and hay dust burn rapidly.

Tiffany's daughter Hannah Schillawski said she was at a school function at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School when she got a call from her husband, David.

The heat from the fire melted the cable television and phone lines on Sterling City Road, Tiffany said, and the power company shut off power to homes on that road while firefighters tackled the blaze. On Wednesday the smell of smoke still clung to the air, and burnt pieces of wood and hay lay strewn where the full structure once stood.

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Retaining a diverse workforce in today's economy is a concern of corporate leaders in major cities through out the United States.Pittsburgh is no different.Addressing the issue head on, the Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative recently hosted a symposium with the above named title.

In attendance during a presentation conducted by Breitling Crosswind Calendar Automatic BT-216 practitioner Tiffany Taylor Smith, M.S. Ed, owner of TRTaylor Consulting Group, more than 50 Bar Association members, educators, health care and corporate officials were on hand aiming to get the tools to help empower workforce diversity within their companies. "My goal today is to discuss the best practices in diversity retention, today's generation of employees and cultural conversations," she said.

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Recent studies involving more specific measures of interactional behaviour continue to demonstrate that, compared with mothers with affective disorders, mothers with schizophrenia are less positively responsive and their speech less infant-directed.One weakness of previous studies has been the absence of healthy comparison groups, Breitling Navitimer Heritage Quartz Chronograph BT-185 it impossible to establish whether clinical-group behaviours differed from expected behaviours in healthy participants.Compared with a group of healthy dyads, mothers with schizophrenia or postpartum psychosis were less sensitive and responsive to their babies on admission, but on discharge there were no differences . However, this study still relied on global rating scales, making it difficult to identify particular interactional behaviours that mothers with SMI might find difficult.

Meins distinguished between appropriate mind-related comments indexing the caregiver's accurate reading of the infant's thoughts or feelings, and non-attuned mind-related Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant BT-4 indicating a misinterpretation of the infant's internal states.With regard to depressive illness, key features such as social withdrawal, impaired concentration, fatigue and irritability are likely to prevent caregivers from tuning in to their infants' internal states and engaging in mind-minded discourse.Cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia may also impact negatively on caregivers' mind-mindedness. For example, patients with schizophrenia have been reported to score lower than healthy controls on theory of mind tasks, suggesting a deficit in their ability to infer people's thoughts and intentions from their behaviour.

These deficits may carry over into how individuals with schizophrenia interact with their infants, leading one to predict low levels of mind-mindedness in schizophrenia.The present Breitling Navitimer Quartz BT-195 first aim was to investigate how different types of SMI impact on infant-mother interaction and whether such interactions in mothers with SMI differ from those observed in healthy dyads. We hypothesized that, compared with healthy women, mothers with SMI would demonstrate lower levels of mind-mindedness, in terms of few appropriate comments about the infant's internal states and high levels of misinterpretations of the infant's thoughts and feelings, and that they would also be less responsive and more intrusive. Differences among mothers with different diagnoses were also explored, although no directional hypotheses were made.

The luxury retail posted earnings of 43 cents per share. Expectation 37 cents. Revenues also better than expected. Sales for the quarter topping $681 million. Its sales for the holiday season are already surpassing expectations. Looks like a pretty strong number there out of Tiffany.Now a busy day as we've been talking Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-177 on the economic calendar. An hour from now, 8:30 Eastern Time, we'll get the weekly jobless claims. And 435,000 people may have signed up for first time benefits. Also reports coming on durable goods and personal income and spending at that time. And then later in the morning, consumer sentiment new home sales figures will be coming out.And Google looking to expand its online video streaming business on YouTube. The web giant's in talks to licensing digital rights to films from Miramax. The move could help Google to compete with NetFlix, Apple and Hulu. Its acquisition may also help Google's web TV service, Google TV.

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Kurt Von Voetsch, who was diagnosed last year with brain cancer, bared his strange and conflicted soul in an exhibition in the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery that he dubbed his "cancer world." Filled with ruminations on his diagnoses, his innate and unavoidable fears, his concern with his own popularity and posterity, this Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-217 and ego-soaked installation of whacked-out paper collages, sketches and sculptures formed from his own drawings and other material, is a helter-skelter glimpse into the mind of a fascinating, impulsive and wildly creative personality.

Warren Quigley, whohails from Ridgeway, Ont., created a tongue-in-cheek installation titled "The Official Comprehensive Inclusive Strategic Instructive Survival Guide&Kit Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-218 Artists in Buffalo during the Apocalypse" in the Western New York Book Arts Center.It was funny in a sly, ironic way that put me in mind of an Onion article (features include recipes for Asian Carp and grasshopper enchiladas) and came complete with an array of objects needed to survive in a post-Apocalyptic Rust Belt city such as our own. The work was part of Illana Chlebowski's expertly curated trio of artists at the Book Arts Center that also featured fantastic work by Scott McCarney and Joel Brenden.

Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, who is handy with video technology, created what might have been the most engaging interactive installation of the entire exhibition, a piece called "52 Card Psycho" (above). By placing a series of cards on a table beneath a camera, participants could create their own visual and sonic Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-219 based on the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." The work's complex conceptual power ran just as deep as its popular appeal--a balance of intellect and allure for which too few artists strive.

Julian Montague's exhibition in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, like that of Weekley, Victoria Bradbury and other Beyond/In artists, was just one illustration of a much larger Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-220 crafted by the artist. In Montague's case, the key figure in that mythology is a manic collector of bugs who also happens to be a meticulous chronicler of urban decay and a phenomenally talented graphic designer. The resulting installation (on view through Jan. 3) is a treat as much for the eyes as for the brain.

In a storefront window at 110 Elmwood Ave., a video by Tom Sherman-- a media artist who splits his time between Syracuse and Nova Scotia--serves as an homage to semiprofessional wrestling and nature. Given the recent debate over public funding for the arts, in which the Catholic League argued wrongly that professional wrestling is Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-221 popular than art museums, this piece seems all too appropriate. Sherman's work bridges the gap between "everyday people" and fine art by inserting work that honors a working class tradition into an everyday context.

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If you follow art or craft blogs at all, you will be able to meet some of your favorite artists. City hall reporter Maggie Creamer and I met bloggers Elsie and Emma (from Red Velvet Art) Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic Quartz Chronograph BT-184 had our pictures taken with them. We were so excited, you would have thought we met Hollywood celebrities.

Where to go this weekend: Renegade is Saturday and Sunday at the Concourse Exhibition Center's East Hall, 620 7th St. Last time, we took BART and a bus to the fair, which made the trip pretty painless. You can take BART from Pleasanton and get off at the Civic Center Station in San Francisco. You can take the six block walk down 8th Street to Brannan, or take the Muni 19 bus, which drops you off at the Concourse.

Glancing back over the busy fall art season of 2010--a dizzying period of artistic activity more action-packed, diverse and popular than any in recent memory--a nearly endless stream of remarkable moments crops up in my memory.

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There were the 40 minutes I spent with the hilarious performance artist Jeremy Bailey in the Hallwalls bathroom, where he had set up shop as part of his fictional "New Media Institute."

There was the feeling of quiet unease I Breitling Navitimer Heritage Quartz Chronograph BT-185 as I walked beneath Dennis Maher's massive sculpture of salvaged fragments of demolished houses suspended by chains from the ceiling of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

There was the feeling of fright and fascination that came from viewing a sculpture by local artist Adam Weekely in the Buffalo Arts Studio, the laughs I couldn't suppress when taking in Warren Quigley's tongue-in-cheek installation in the Western New York Book Arts Center and the sense of wonder that crept in as I looked Breitling Navitimer Quartz BT-195 across Buffalo from the top floor of City Hall, where an incredible installation of paintings by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry remains on view through this afternoon.

And the list goes on. Most of Breitling Navitimer Montbrillant BT-4 moments have one important thing in common: they fall under the broad umbrella of Beyond/ In Western New York, a mammoth, wildly ambitious and meticulously planned region-wide exhibition showcasing the artists of our region and the collective power of the small, midsize and large institutions that make up our city's unique cultural industry.

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As this exhibition of historic importance enters its final days (some venues close today, while others remain open into 2011), now seems an appropriate time to highlight some of its most indelible moments, artists and exhibitions.

Didier Pasquette's tightrope walk. Pasquette's performance, an attempt to "draw a line in the sky" with his body instead of with a brush or a pencil, was the perfect launch to an exhibition that tried at nearly every turn to draw out powerful emotional reactions from viewers. The spectacle was a powerful declaration of two Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-177 ideas at once: that our traditional definition of "art" is far too buttoned-up and constricted; and that good art in any form, whether it's on a tightrope or on a gallery wall, is capable of inspiring genuine awe.

Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry's dual exhibitions in Buffalo's City Hall were as perfectly themed and physically positioned as any segment of this show. "The Evidence of Things Not Seen," the duo's display of haunting portraits of people arrested during the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus boycotts on the building's Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-178 floor, produced in their signature fusion of photography and painting, led ideally into their newer work. That series examined the migration of oppressed blacks from the stifling South to the once-promising industrial cities of the North, turning a critical eye on nostalgia while thoughtfully exploring our city's place in history. It was the perfect work, at the perfect time, in the perfect place. (The exhibition closes today.)

Cleveland artist Randall Tiedman's paintings, onview in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave; through Jan. 16), are a virtuosic fusion of Hudson River Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-179 technique and "Blade Runner"-esque dystopia, combined to represent the strange landscapes of decaying Rust Belt cities from Detroit to Syracuse. You can spend long stretches staring into each of Tiedman's intricately rendered paintings and getting lost in his entrancing visual language.

Adam Weekley, a Buffalo painter and sculptor, did not just create artwork for this show. He created an entire mythology based on fairy tales, illustrated by a series of Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-214 paintings, installations and one disturbing and visually bewitching sculpture (above) in the Buffalo Arts Studio (2495 Main St.; on view through Jan. 1). His work in the Castellani Art Museum at NiagaraUniversity (on view through Feb. 20) is no less engaging, and it works exceedingly well alongside similarly unsettling work by David Mitchell and Elizabeth Gemperlein.

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Exploring antisemitic imagery in Middle Ages: Church used art to condemn religions different from its own.Pointed hats, money purses and yellow badges were some of the Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-219 images used n medieval and Renaissance church art to portray Jews in an unfavorable and negative light. By extension, these images, the people thought, served to enhance the Catholic faith.

In a small, but revelatory exhibit at the Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College, titled "The Blessed and the Damned: Jesuits and Jews in the Visual Arts," Curatorial intern Noga La'or explores the relationship between visual images and religious doctrine. Drawing mostly from the museum's permanent collection, the 16 works, Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-220 works on paper, sculpture and paintings, effectively demonstrate the power of the visual image to sway public thought and opinion.

The exhibit focuses on ways in which different religious groups used visual imagery to propagate their faith. Most of the images relating to Jews were negative. There were exceptions, and La'or, working under the guidance of Marjorie Wieseman, the museum's acting director and curator of Western art before 1850, has taken care to include a few of them in her well-balanced presentation.

During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, she explains, Jews were artistically rendered in ways that would distinguish them from Christians. In addition to being depicted Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chrono BT-221 ruddy faces and a goatee or beard, they were also singled out by their garb, the result of government and church decrees that said Jews had to dress a certain way. This meant being forced to wear pointed or triangular hats in public to simulate the prevailing belief that Jews grew horns from their heads. Jews also had to wear badges to further differentiate themselves from Christians.

In a 15th-century engraving of a crucifixion scene, Jews are identified by their conical hats, money purses attached to their belts, and their ugly, exaggerated features. They are dressed in contemporary (15th-century) clothing, not in the garb they would have been wearing at the time of the crucifixion. "contemporary Jewry Breitling Navitimer Quartz Chronograph BT-155 being placed in the context of a biblical situation," explains La'or, thereby "connecting the crimes that biblical Jewry was believed to have committed with their 15th-century contemporaries."

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