Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bergdorf Blondes

Bergdorf Blondes was the first novel of Plum Sykes, an English-born fashion writer and New York “it girl”. It was initially published in the USA by Miramax Books, as well as in Britain by Viking, in 2004. Penguin published a paperback edition in 2005.
Bergdorf Blondes was a quirky and really successful example of “chick lit”, selling more than a quarter of a million copies worldwide. It was set among the smart Park Avenue “in-crowd” of Upper Manhattan, New York, with which Plum Sykes herself was associated as a contributing editor of American Vogue. Among the 44 private acknowledgements in Sykes’ preface, the first was of Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue who recruited Sykes from its British counterpart in the mid 1990s, now the last, the entrepreneur Toby Rowland, whom Sykes married in 2005.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Half a hundred teachers in the schools that are part of the integration program SENA-secondary education met on Friday 4 April at the facilities of the Integrated Industrial Maintenance, CIMI, Bay of Pigs.

The ’summit teacher ‘was the opportunity to present, discuss and answer questions about the different situations that develop in the process, as well as to be close to the different structures in which the schools were integrated.
The meeting was opened by the Deputy CIMI, Claudia Celina Marin and training coordinator, Luz Marina Parada Carvajal.
The event was coordinated by Alvaro Ardila Salamanca, responsible for this program, who said that “work has been done is to synthesize all scheduling integration with the technical media. The day is very important for institutions and students, as they were informed of everything that is the training procedure, the manual of procedures, structures and construction guidelines and tools. This time the SENA instructors gathered all the support in electricity, electronics, hardware maintenance and welding … ”
The activity was carried out between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and was attended by eight institutions, 48 teachers and eight coordinators.
Leidy Johanna Polo. Cooprofesores: “The work I found very good in the sense that we can participate actively, developing the different guidelines and we hope that socialization can unify the criteria needed to leave this integration project properly.”
Luz Marina Suarez Youth College, City North: “The work has been very helpful, is an opportunity to learn, we are working in teams, teachers, SENA instructors. The processes we have developed have been the sharing of knowledge and an opportunity to improve processes at both the SENA, and at the level of educational … ”
Andelfo Becerra, CIMI Instructor: “The interaction has been used to reach conclusions such as management structures, portfolios … and we could reach the same point, which is having a program according to the needs of each school … ”
Jose Orlando Sisa, Balbino García College: “The conference should be more frequently so have more support to schools by the SENA. It’s great that we have these places where people can learn.
Jairo Alberto Rey Sarmiento, Miraculous Medal: “The day was excellent, schools clarified many doubts, I think this has been the most profitable day …”