Monday, October 28, 2013

Samba Dancers - (13) - Sheila Mello

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By Folha Online, 10/09/2007 - 19h30

 

Sheila Mello poses nude for anniversary edition of 'Sexy' advertising
Sheila Mello poses nude for anniversary edition of 'Sexy' advertising


PHOTO: Sheila Mello poses nude for anniversary edition of "Sexy" advertising
Taken by Edson Luiz on September 13, 2007
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Sheila Chesed de Almeida Mello (born July 23, 1978) is a Brazilian dancer, actress and model. She became famous for dancing in the band É o Tchan!

Sheila Mello, former dancer group Axé "É o Tchan!", will be the cover story of 15 years of the men's magazine "Sexy", which hits newsstands in October.



Muses of São Paulo Carnival (Sambadrome)
Muses of São Paulo Carnival (Sambadrome)




PHOTO: Muses of São Paulo Carnival (Sambadrome)
Sheila Mello, Empress of the Empire of battery Green House
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The advertising is being done in nudity in Chile. The chosen photographer to take the pictures is Angelo Pastorello. Since the previous week, he had been clicking photographs of the dancer.



Beautiful Sheila Mello Was born in Cidade Ademar, a district on the outskirts of São Paulo. Before becoming known for her participation in the group É o Tchan!, Sheila graduated in both classical ballet and in modern ballet.


PHOTO: Beautiful Sheila Mello Was born in Cidade Ademar, a district on the outskirts of São Paulo. Before becoming known for her participation in the group É o Tchan!, Sheila graduated in both classical ballet and in modern ballet.

Her entry to the group É o Tchan! came in 1998 through a contest held to choose a replacement for the dancer Carla Perez who left the group. Immediately after her victory she posed nude for the first time in Playboy magazine. She was on the cover in the other two editions, one next to Scheila Carvalho, her colleague from É o Tchan!. In October 2007, she posed naked again, this time for the magazine Sexy.
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In January, Sheila and singer Alexandre Pires announced their separation. The couple had been together for almost seven years. Pires has been the boyfriend of Carla Perez, also known as "the blonde tchan".

It is not the first time that Sheila Mello poses nude. In November 1998, she did a story for the magazine "Playboy". Due to the success, she returned to pose in September 1999 in an edition that appeared naked beside colleague Sheila Carvalho, who became famous as "morena tchan". In January 2002, "Playboy" came to strip the blonde. Before, in 2001, she did rehearsal for the "Sexy Way".



In 2009, Sheila Mello participated the second season of the Brazilian reality show, A Fazenda. During the competition, she came to know her future husband, the former swimmer Fernando Scherer. They married on July 24, 2010.

PHOTO: In 2009, Sheila Mello participated the second season of the Brazilian reality show, A Fazenda.

During the competition, she came to know her future husband, the former swimmer Fernando Scherer. They married on July 24, 2010.
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 Sabrina Sato parading in Samba School Hawks of loyal


PHOTO: Sabrina Sato parading in Samba School Hawks of loyal
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 Sheila Mello and colleague, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil

PHOTO: Sheila Mello and colleague, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil
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 Sheila Mello, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil


PHOTO: Sheila Mello, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil
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 Linda morena, Beautiful brunette at the carnival


PHOTO: Linda morena, Beautiful brunette at the carnival
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 Sheila Mello, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil


PHOTO: Sheila Mello, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil
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 Woman with carnival costume


PHOTO: Woman with carnival costume
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 Iris at the carnival


PHOTO: Iris at the carnival
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 Sheila Mello, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil


PHOTO: Sheila Mello, Beautiful women in carnival Brazil
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Brazil’s Orgasmic Samba and Sex Carnival 2005 - Sheila Mello - Imperio da Casa Verde (SP)<br>Some of Brazil’s most beautiful women battle it out each year to become their school’s “drum queen” and lead their samba parades.
PHOTO: Brazil’s Orgasmic Samba and Sex Carnival 2005 - Sheila Mello - Imperio da Casa Verde (SP)
Some of Brazil’s most beautiful women battle it out each year to become their school’s “drum queen” and lead their samba parades.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

How much data do I have?

PHOTO: A South Korean model displays wireless data speeds on two Galaxy S4 smartphones via SK Telecom's new mobile network in Seoul. See more telecom pictures. See more cell phone pictures.
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At 7 a.m. I'm volleying texts to my work buddies. By a third cup of coffee, I'm rounding the corner on a massive transfer of iPhone (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/iphone.htm) snaps cataloging my family's weekend antics. Then I download a new album to my laptop to use as a soundtrack for my workday. As usual, every e-mail I send or receive is saved as part of my online filing system, and I eat lunch reading stock forecasts on my tablet. By the time dinner's on the table, I'm wondering whether I'll have time to stream the newest episode of "Hell on Wheels" before getting in some quality Pinterest
(http://computer.howstuffworks.com/10-pinterest-tips-for-newbies.htm) time.

From smartphones and tablets to computers, mobile devices are a daily — perhaps minute-to-minute — part of life. And so is data usage.

You may expect to use a lot of data when playing a game on your phone. Fruit Ninja (paid version) and Grand Theft Auto III use about 25 MB, which amounts to 2.5 percent of a 1 GB monthly data plan. And Hill Climb Racing pulls a surprising 100 MB — 10 percent — of a 1 GB plan [source: Mobithinking (http://mobithinking.com/blog/greedy-apps)]. But did you know a so-called class of "chatty apps" could be stealthily hogging data, too? A March 2013 study by Actix, a mobile network analytics company, found that 70 percent of data sessions on mobile networks are initiated by apps that automatically check for updates or push alerts. Facebook, Twitter and messaging apps are among the biggest offenders.

Mobile ads also eat into your monthly data limit at an average of 1 percent of a typical smartphone data plan.

This drain is expected to increase as media-rich ads become more common. For example, ads with video use 10 times the amount of data as ads without video [source: Mobithinking (http://mobithinking.com/blog/greedy-apps)].
Given all this data usage, how will you know how much you have left? Whether you're burning through the data allowances on your smartphone or tablet plan, or you're wondering whether you've hit the data threshold set by your Internet carrier, there are ways to gauge the numbers. And while you're checking, you can discover how much memory your devices have left, too.



CONDUCT A MEMORY AUDIT
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There are 2.4 billion Internet users spanning the globe. In the U.S. this means nearly eight out of every 10 people regularly use the Internet, and the content they are accessing is shared, tagged and, increasingly, involves photos, video and audio. In 2007, for example, virtually no one uploaded video to YouTube (http://money.howstuffworks.com/youtube.htm). In 2013, the channel's uploads reached 100 hours per minute [source: Meeker and Wu (http://www.kpcb.com/insights/2013-internet-trends)].

Whether you upload LOLCat videos to YouTube or not, it pays to know your data usage. Monthly Internet data usage includes all the items you send, receive, stream, download or upload each month through your Internet provider, including images, movies, photos, videos and other files. If you exceed the monthly usage allowance of your Internet provider, extra charges will be levied. Although the amount of data will vary by plan and provider, a middle-of-the-road plan typically caps data usage at 150 GB per month.

While this may not sound like much, it's still enough bandwidth (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/internet-tv.htm) to download about 40,000 MP3s a month. Or transfer about 35,000 12-megapixel images [source: Gruener (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/dsl-service-cable-service-internet-service,news-10514.html)]. And when you consider that in 2011, the average household used about 26 GB of data per month, it almost seems generous. In fact, some estimates suggest the household data rate will still be well under this cap in 2016, averaging about 84 GB a month [source: Yu (http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/10/01/internet-data-cap/1595683)].

Most providers offer a way to view your Internet data usage on their Web sites. Some offer e-mail or text notifications when you've approached or surpassed data thresholds, and you can set these alerts by logging into your account.

You could install a bandwidth monitor (most are available as free downloads) on your computer to track how much data you use. There are monitors for each of the major operating systems — Windows, Mac and Linux — and most will calculate daily, weekly and monthly usage. For example, Networx: http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/ (Windows), iStat Pro: http://istat-pro.en.softonic.com/mac (Mac) and BandwidthD: http://bandwidthd.sourceforge.net/ (Linux) are free or low-cost data usage trackers.

It's also worth nothing Mac's OS X has a built-in Activity Monitor, which can be accessed in the utilities folder.

It doesn't track bandwidth data numbers, but it offers a real-time look at total data consumption. Keep in mind, though, most data monitors only track the computer on which they're installed. If you have multiple computers, you'll need multiple bandwidth monitors.



To save on data use, only watch TV shows on your smart phone through WiFi.
PHOTO: To save on data use, only watch TV shows on your smart phone through WiFi.
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The next big technology boom is expected to include wearable mobile devices (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/home/digital-jewelry.htm) ranging from Google Glass (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/project-glass.htm) to Galaxy Gear (Samsung's smartwatch), all of which will drain data [source: Meeker and Wu (http://www.kpcb.com/insights/2013-internet-trends)]. Knowing this is right around the corner — and in some cases, here already — it's a good idea to get in the habit of tracking data consumption on mobile devices.

Some mobile service providers offer e-mail or text notifications when you've approached or surpassed data thresholds, and you can set these alerts by logging into your account. AT&T, for example, will send an e-mail when a customer is nearing a data plan limit; the message also includes a reminder that customers will be billed at $20 per additional 300 MB (as of October 2013). Customers can check data consumption for other devices as well, by dialing *DATA# for a text outlining current data usage or downloading an AT&T customer app. Verizon and Sprint offer similar services. And, of course, you can see how much data you are using — and being charged for — on your monthly bill.

You can also check your mobile device to discover how much data you're pulling.

iPhone/iPad: Go to Settings/General/Usage. There, you'll find sending and receiving data usage. Just be sure to reset these statistics every month (or week, depending on the time period you're measuring) [source: Korcz (http://www.geeksugar.com/How-Check-Your-iPhone-Data-Usage-8647400)]. You can also see which downloaded apps are memory hogs.

Android smartphone/tablet: Go to Settings/Wireless & Networks/Data Usage. You can not only see how much data you are using, but you also can set warnings and limits to avoid overages [source: Egan (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/3443819/set-data-usage-limit-on-android/)].

Third-party apps are another option. 3G Watchdog (http://3gwatchdog.fr/), My Data Manager (http://my-data-manager.en.softonic.com/) and Onavo Count (http://www.onavo.com/) monitor usage and allow you to set data usage warnings. It's also a good idea to hop onto WiFi networks rather than exclusively relying on your data provider's network. This can allow you to play Candy Crush or Snapchat to your heart's content — all without costing you precious data charges [source: Fitzgerald (http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/08/01/how-much-smartphone-data-do-you-really-need/)].


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Author's Note: How much data do I have?
As someone who regularly bumps against data limits, I knew this article would be interesting to research.

What I didn't expect to discover was a way to set data limits so I don't have overages. Setting a data limit (and preceding warnings) is remarkably simple. If I wasn't so excited about it, I'd be embarrassed that I didn't do it sooner. I was also surprised to learn that a number of apps I've installed are using data — even when I'm not using them. It will be interesting to witness the inevitable collision of increased consumer needs for bandwidth increasingly bump against the limits set by providers. Perhaps a discussion of the merits of free, nationwide access is in order.


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Possible tweaks 'make IPPT better'

My Paper, Thursday, October 24, 2013, Page A3, News
From http://epaper.mypaper.sg/emnd/fvxen/fvxp/fvxpress.php?param=2013-10-24

Source Website:
http://mypaper.sg/news/possible-tweaks-make-ippt-better-20131024
By Adrian Lim, adrianl@sph.com.sg, mypaper, Published on Oct 24, 2013 7:07 AM

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By Jermyn Chow Defence Correspondent And Lee Jian Xuan, Straits Times, Published on Oct 24, 2013 7:07 AM
 

The Singapore Army said it has not yet decided on making changes to the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT)
PHOTO: The Singapore Army said it has not yet decided on making changes to the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
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GOING by responses from experts, the possible changes being considered by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) may result in a better gauge of fitness.

The Straits Times reported yesterday that, among the changes being considered, one was to make soldiers run a longer distance of 3.2km, instead of the current 2.4km, in their annual fitness test.

The Singapore Army said on Facebook yesterday that the SAF constantly reviews its training system and "there has not been any decision to change" the IPPT system.

Even so, many of the experts who looked at the possible changes flagged in the report gave them the thumbs up.

They said these could, among other things, minimise the risk of injury and over-exertion.

If the running distance was increased, for example, experts believed that soldiers would be given more time to complete the segment at a more moderate pace.

The report mentioned that SAF was also considering scrapping the standing-broad-jump requirement and adding a new push-up criterion.

There are five categories in the current IPPT - sit-ups, standing broad jump, chin-up, a 4x10m shuttle run and a 2.4km run.



The current  Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) fitness - 2.4km run (Proposed: Extended to 3.2km)

PHOTO: The current  Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) fitness - 2.4km run (Proposed: Extended to 3.2km)
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The current Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) fitness - Sit-Ups
PHOTO: The Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) fitness - sit-ups, standing broad jump, Chin-up (not in picture), a 4x10m shuttle run and a 2.4km run, Push-up
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Exercise physiologist Ray Loh from Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic said a 3.2km run is a better test of aerobic fitness.

While well-trained runners can complete 2.4km within nine minutes, a 3.2km run would require more than 10 minutes, he noted.

Mr Loh explained that it is at the 10-minute mark that "aerobic-energy contribution increases, while anaerobic-energy contribution reduces significantly".

He believed a 3.2km run could provide a more complete assessment of overall fitness, as the shuttle-run category already tests a soldier's anaerobic capacity.

Dr Kelvin Chew, a senior consultant at the Changi Sports Medicine Centre, said a 3.2km run may make a huge difference to a serviceman who has trouble passing the current 2.4km.

"The passing and merit criteria need to be carefully examined," he said.

Mr Jonathan Fong, co-founder of Journey Fitness Company which helps train runners and triathletes, said: "It's a fairer gauge of base fitness - being able to run for a continuous amount of time, at a lower intensity."

Mr Fong added: "(The risk of) injury also (goes) up exponentially when you increase intensity, and if you are unprepared."

But Mr Nelson Chong, founder of the health-and-fitness specialist, the Functional Training Institute, said there is not much difference between a 2.4km and a 3.2km run.

About 116,000 people take the IPPT every year, and those who fail have to attend a remedial-training programme.

Business owner Yan Yew Kay, 34, who has not passed his IPPT in the past few years, said a 3.2km distance, coupled with an increased time allowed per lap, would be a "better test of endurance".

Business undergraduate Clement Tan, 21, felt that SAF should not do away with the standing broad jump.
"It's important, as soldiers need to jump over ditches and obstacles (on the battlefield),"he said.
By Adrian Lim, adrianl@sph.com.sg, mypaper, Published on Oct 24, 2013 7:07 AM


No decision on changes to IPPT system yet: SAF

From http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/no-decision-changes-ippt-system-yet-saf-20131024
By Jermyn Chow Defence Correspondent And Lee Jian Xuan, Straits Times, Published on Oct 24, 2013 7:07 AM

The Singapore Army said it has not yet decided on making changes to the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). But some SAF personnel say they have undergone trial of new test.

The Straits Times reported yesterday that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are looking to tweak the yearly IPPT for the first time since 1982.

Sources told The Straits Times that commanders have been briefed about the likely changes, which could kick in next year, while servicemen revealed that they had taken the new tests as part of trials.

Changes could see the standing broad jump being scrapped, a push-up component added and the run extended to 3.2km.



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我的字典: Wǒ de zì diǎn

Fitness: 体能 tǐ néng
Thumbs up: 赞许 zàn xǔ
Standing Broad Jump: 立定跳远 lì dìng tiào yuǎn
Continuous: 持续的 chí xù de



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