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Theodoor Rombouts (Antwerp 1597–1637 Antwerp), Card Players in an InteriorOil on canvas (Signed lower right: T. ROMBOVTS), 147 x 186 cm© 2017 London Art Week

ProvenanceBaron Corneille Osy de Zegwart (1757–1831); and by descent to Jean Osy de Zegwart (1792– 1866). And by descent to Baron Edouard Osy de Zegwart (1832–1900), governor of Antwerp. And by descent to Baroness Osy de Zegwart and by descent in her family until 2014.

NoteTheodoor Rombouts was the primary exponent of Flemish Caravaggism, a brief but important artistic phenomenon that peaked in the 1620s. Born in Antwerp in 1597, the history and genre painter is best known for his large-scale secular works depicting merry companies, music scenes and card-playing characters in compact compositions. His half-length figures, firmly modelled and always lively, wear theatrical costumes and are set in chiaroscuro lighting typical of the Flemish Caravaggisti, also known as the Antwerp Tenebrosi. The artist began as a pupil of François van Lanckvelt in 1608 and then studied under Abraham Janssens (c.1575–1632), whose influence is evident throughout his career. Sometime after drafting his last will and testament in 1616 Rombouts left for Rome where he quickly embraced the style of Caravaggio (1571–1610) and Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582–1622). There is little known about his time in Italy but the documentation that does exist places the artist in the Roman parish of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte in 1620, which means that Dirck van Baburen (c.1592/93–1624), David de Haen (1585–1622) and Manfredi were living nearby. Enticed by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Rombouts also probably worked in Florence. Rombouts returned to his native city in 1625; he became a master in the painters' guild and a dean of the guild from 1629 to 1630. In 1627 he married Anna van Thielen, the sister of one of his pupils, flower painter Jan Philip van Thielen (1618–1667). The couple welcomed the birth of their daughter, Anna Maria, the following year. The successful artist painted mostly for private clients and for the open market but he also executed some altarpieces, with most commissions coming from Ghent. Though best known for his work in the Caravaggesque idiom, Rombouts's artistic development after returning to Antwerp followed popular taste. As the fashionable interest in Caravaggism began to wane after 1630, the savvy artist moved in the direction of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), towards greater refinement in his palette and surfaces. According to Leonard J. Slatkes, Rombouts's works were always only superficially Caravaggesque and were more profoundly shaped by the influences of his many Flemish baroque contemporaries.1 Little is known of his Antwerp workshop but his pupils included Nicolaas van Eyck (1617–1679), Jan Philip van Thielen and Paulus Robyns. Near the end of his life he attempted to replicate a house and studio in imitation of Rubens. The costly endeavour apparently incurred heavy debts, which he never had the opportunity to resolve due to his untimely death in 1637. The present work, Card Players in an Interior, belongs among the finest and most representative works of Rombouts's Caravaggesque genre scenes. Recalling Manfredi's merry company pictures, there is a marked sense of monumentality to the five figures that are arranged around a carpeted table, engaged in a game of cards. The individuals are realistic and expressive; the scene appears convincingly spontaneous and natural. Rombouts introduces repoussoir figures that confront the viewer and direct attention to the central bearded figure who stares down at his hand of cards, presumably a self-portrait. Rombouts also included a portrait of his wife, Anna, in the hatted figure seated beside him. The inclusion of self-portraits and portraits of family members was not unusual in Dutch and Flemish genre painting, despite the potentially negative associations of moralising subjects. Card playing was perceived as a time-waster at best and, at worst, was associated with any number of disreputable behaviours. Though no alcohol is depicted, coins are strewn about the table: a reference to the ‘unwholesome' activity of gambling. Portraits of Rombouts, his wife and even his young daughter can be seen in another of his works, The Backgammon Players, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (fig. 1), in which the lavishly dressed soldier bears the artist's likeness. This comparison not only confirms the identities of the Theodoor and Anna in our picture but also helps to date it. The Backgammon Players, painted in 1634, demonstrates Rombouts's move away from Caravaggism towards the prevailing baroque style as it evolved in Antwerp. Unlike our picture, the Raleigh composition is set in a deeper space with vaguely classicising figures. The palette is brighter, the lighting more diffuse and the costumes more sophisticated. The luxurious shimmering fabrics speak of the direct influence of Rubens and Van Dyck. Our Card Players was certainly produced earlier when Rombouts was still painting under the influence of Roman Caravaggism, adeptly applying chiaroscuro and local colour to his rustically expressive scenes.

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Matthias Stomer (c.1600–after 1652), The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomewcirca 1630-5. Oil on canvas, 44 x 62 in. (111.8 x 157.5 cm.) © 2017 London Art Week

Note: Matthias Stomer ranks among the most important and prolific Netherlandish masters of the seventeenth century who were active in Italy. This talented painter was among the last of the famed Dutch Caravaggisti. Although Stomer's birthplace cannot be documented with any certainty, the name Stom is of Southern Netherlandish (Flemish) derivation and it is possible that he emigrated from this region, like so many of his countrymen, to the Dutch Republic. Here he might have received his artistic training in Utrecht or possibly Amersfoort. The influence of Dutch painters from both those towns in terms of style and subject matter is readily detectable in his earliest work, in particular the influence of the prominent Utrecht painter, Gerrit van Honthorst, as well as that of Hendrick ter Brugghen, Joachim Wtewael or the venerable Abraham Bloemaert. In 1630 Stomer travelled to Rome and stayed there until around 1635. Our picture, The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, was painted during this Roman period and is an important picture within his overall oeuvre. Saint Bartholomew is traditionally identified as one of Christ's original twelve apostles. After the Resurrection, Bartholomew is believed to have preached the gospel in India and Armenia. In the latter region, he was flayed alive and then hung upside down for refusing to worship idols. In Stomer's dramatic canvas, the doomed saint is posed frontally in half-length. He is stripped to his loincloth and one of the executioners has already begun his grisly task. Stomer has added the remarkable motif of a figure in a striking terracotta-coloured robe at the far left, perhaps a pagan priest, who holds a golden statuette of Minerva before the elderly saint, thereby contextualising the immediate cause of his martyrdom. Stomer was probably familiar with a picture of the saint's martyrdom painted in Rome by the French Caravaggist Valentin de Boulogne, datable to c.1616.

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Address of Exhibition: 6 St.James's Place, London, SW1A 1NP

London Art Week, 30 June – 7 July 2017


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View of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and ruins of Augustinian Holyrood Abbey from Calton Hill, Edinburgh.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

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And then the GM said, “We used to do that!”

It was in late 1987, and I was conducting an in-dealership workshop focused on Financial and Operational Planning and Controls. I was describing an F&I process that I had recommended to increase service contract penetration, when the general manager said, “We used to do that.” In response to his statement, I asked, “Did it work?” “Absolutely,” he answered. I was tempted to say, “Then why did you stop doing it?”, but I was new to the consulting business and didn’t want to risk offending one of my few clients. As it turns out, it was probably just as well that I refrained from asking that question. Because in my 30 years of training and consulting, if I’ve heard a client-dealer or manager say, “We used to do that” once, I’ve heard it five hundred times. And in the numerous times that I’ve asked, “Why did you stop?”, I’ve never gotten a good answer (but rather mostly blank stares).Well, the two real reasons for why they stopped aren’t all that hard to identify:Either new people (managers, producers, or both) have joined the organization and brought with them their own way of doing things, orThe activity or process that was discontinued was never well-anchored in the organization to begin with.I’ve written previously about dealership cultural needs and deficiencies. One of the tenets of any strong business culture is Accountability Management. And one of the primary elements of effective accountability management in an automotive dealership is to:Develop and implement a systemic structure. (Because we know that dissimilar people operating within a systemic structure will produce similar results.)The “systemic structure” refers to clearly defined processes. So when we have a proven process that consistently produces measurable and predictable results, that process must become embedded within the culture of our dealership. It needs to be continually savored, enhanced, honored, and talked about.Would you like to improve your dealership culture so you’ll never get caught saying, “We used to do that?” Review my web site at www.ghaGPS.com and learn how Garry House & Associates provides Value First, and then call me at 561-744-2627. I’ll listen and recommend a solution that’s right for you and your team.Warmest regards,Garry House                                See More

          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Hanya ada 14 juta Yahudi di muka bumi ini; tujuh juta di Amerika, lima juta di Asia, dua juta di Eropah dan 100,000 di Afrika. Bagi setiap orang Yahudi ada 100 orang Muslim (1:100). Namun, jika dicampuri semua sekali, Yahudi lebih 100 kali berkuasa daripada orang Islam. Mengapa ini berlaku?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Nabi Isa (Jesus of Nazareth) ialah Yahudi. Albert Einstein, saintis zaman moden paling terkemuka dan disebut oleh majalah Time sebagai 'Manusia Abad ini' ialah seorang Yahudi; Sigmund Freud - melalui teori id, ego dan super-ego ialah bapa psikoanalisis, juga seorang Yahudi; begitu juga Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson dan Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Selain mereka banyak lagi orang Yahudi yang hasil kebijaksanaan mereka berupaya menghasilkan keperluan untuk kita semua: Benjamin Rubin memperkenalkan jarum suntikan pelalian. Johas Salk mereka vaksin polio yang pertama. Gertrude Elion mencipta ubat melawan leukemia. Baruch Blumberg mencipta vaksin Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich menemukan rawatan untuk siflis. Elie Metchnikoff menang Hadiah Nobel untuk penyakit berjangkit.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Bernard Katz menang Hadiah Nobel kerana kajian mengenai transmisi neuromuskular. Andrew Schally penerima Nobel dalam kajian endokrinologi (berkaitan sistem endokrin dan kencing manis). Aaron Beck menemui terapi kognitif (rawatan mental, kesugulan dan fobia). Gregory Pincus membangunkan pil perancang keluarga yang pertama. George Wald menang Nobel bagi kajian mata manusia, Standley Cohen dianugerahi Hadiah Nobel dalam kajian embriologi (kajian janin dan perkembangannya). Willem Kolff mencipta mesin dialisis (mencuci) buah pinggang.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Sejak 105 tahun, 14 juta Yahudi menang 15 dozen Hadiah Nobel, sementara tiga dimenangi oleh 1.4 bilion umat Islam.

Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa? Stanley Mezor mencipta mikrocip pertama. Leo Szilards membangunkan reaktor rangkaian nuklear pertama; Peter Schultz (kabel gentian optik); Charles Adler (lampu isyarat); Benno Strauss (besi tahan karat - stainless steel); Isador Kisee (sistem suara di pawagam); Emile Berliner (mikrofon untuk telefon) dan Charles Ginsburg (alat pita rakaman).

Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Saudagar jenama terkaya dunia juga dikuasai Yahudi iaitu Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) dan Bill Rossenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).

Richard Levin, presiden universiti tersohor Yale Universiti ialah seorang Yahudi. Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman dan Madeleine Albright (bekas-bekas Setiausaha Negara AS); Alan Greenspan (bekas pengerusi Rizab Persekutuan AS di bawah Reagan, Bush, Clinton dan Bush); Maxim Litvinov (bekas Menteri Luar Soviet Union); David Marshal (bekas Ketua Menteri pertama Singapura); Isaac Isaacs (bekas Gabenor Jeneral Australia); Benjamin Disraeli (negarawan dan penulis Britian); Yevgeny Primkov (bekas Perdana Menteri Rusia dan bekas jeneral KGB); Jorge Sampaio (bekas Presiden Portugal); Herb Gray (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kanada); Pierre Mendes (Perdana Menteri ke-143 Perancis); Michael Howard (bekas Setiausaha Negara British); Bruno Kreisky (bekas Canselor Austria) dan Robert Rubin (bekas Setiausaha Perbendaharaan AS).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).

Dalam dunia media, orang Yahudi yang terkemuka ialah Wolf Blitzer (CNN); Barbara Walters (ABC News); Eugene Meyer (Washington Post); Henry Grunwald (Ketua Editor Time); Katherine Graham (penerbit The Washington Post); Joseph Lelyyeld (Editor Eksekutif, The New York Times) dan Max Frankel (The New York Times).

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.

Di Olimpik, Mark Spitz membolot tujuh pingat emas. Lenny Krayzelburg ialah pemegang tiga kali pingat emas Olimpik. Spitz Krayzelburg dan Boris Becker adalah Yahudi.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

Tahukah anda bahawa pelakon pujaan Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Cystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Willian Shatner, Jerry Lewis dan Peter Falk semuanya Yahudi? Tambahan lagi, Hollywood sendiri diwujudkan oleh orang Yahudi. Antara pengarah dan penerbit, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1- 2-3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief Of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) - semuanya adalah Yahudi.

To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.

Washington yang merupakan ibu negara Amerika Syarikat, mempunyai satu pertubuhan lobi yang amat berkuasa. Ia dikenali sebagai Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Awam Amerika Israel (AIPAC) yang berupaya mempengaruhi Kongres meluluskan resolusi memuji dan 'membuat apa saja' demi Israel. Washington mengetahui bahawa jika PM Ehud Olmert sedar akan wujudnya bahawa bumi ini adalah rata, maka AIPAC akan mengadakan Kongres yang ke 109 untuk meluluskan resolusi bagi memberi ucapan tahniah pada satu pertemuan yang akan diadakan bersama Olmert.

William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?

Tahukah lagi bahawa William James Sidis dengan IQ 250-300 ialah manusia tercerdik. Dia ialah Yahudi. Teka, apakah kepercayaan yang beliau miliki?

So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.

Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.

Mempengaruhi

Dermawan dan penyangak mata wang, George Soros ialah Yahudi. Dia menderma AS$4 bilion untuk membantu ahli sains dan universiti serata dunia.

Walter Annenberg menderma untuk membina ratusan perpustakaan berjumlah AS$2 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa mereka ini terlalu berkuasa? Mengapa umat Islam terlalu lemah?

Dianggarkan 1,476,233,470 Muslim di atas muka bumi Allah ini. Satu bilion di Asia, 400 juta di Afrika, 44 juta di Eropah dan enam juta di Amerika. Setiap lima insan manusia ialah Muslim. Setiap seorang Hindu ada dua orang Islam, setiap seorang Buddha ada dua orang Islam dan setiap seorang Yahudi ada beratus orang Islam. Mengapa orang Islam terlalu lemah?

Ini jawapannya: Terdapat 57 negara anggota OIC dan jika dicampur semua cuma ada kira-kira 500 buah universiti; atau sebuah universiti untuk setiap tiga juta orang Islam.

AS mempunyai 5,758 universiti dan India ada 8,407. Pada 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universiti membuat kajian 'Kedudukan Akademik Universiti-universiti Dunia' - dan menakjubkan - tiada satu pun universiti-negara Islam yang berada di puncak 500.

Data yang dikumpul dari UNDP, tahap celik huruf di negara maju ialah hampir 90 peratus dan 15 negara itu mempunyai 100 peratus celik huruf. Negara majoriti penduduk Islam, purata kadar celik huruf ialah sekitar 40 peratus dan tiada negara yang mempunyai 100 peratus semuanya celik huruf.

Sekitar 98 peratus penduduk di negara maju menamatkan sekurang-kurang sekolah rendah, sementara hanya 50 peratus di negara majoriti Islam. Sekitar 40 peratus penduduk di negara maju memasuki universiti, sementara hanya 2 peratus di negara majoriti Islam.

Negara-negara majoriti Islam mempunyai 230 ahli sains bagi setiap (per) sejuta penduduk. Di AS 4,000 per sejuta, Jepun 5,000 per sejuta. Di seluruh negara Arab, penyelidik sepenuh masa ialah 35,000 dan hanya 50 juruteknik per sejuta (berbanding di negara maju 1,000 juruteknik per sejuta).

Negara Islam membelanjakan 0.2 peratus daripada KDNK untuk penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sebaliknya, di negara maju membelanjakan 5 peratus daripada KDNKnya.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Akhbar harian yang dibaca oleh setiap 1,000 orang dan jumlah judul buku yang dibaca oleh setiap sejuta orang adalah dua angka tunjuk bagi menentukan sama ada ilmu pengetahuan disalurkan ke dalam masyarakat.

Di Pakistan, hanya ada 23 akhbar harian per 1,000 rakyat Pakistan sementara nisbah di Singapura ialah 360. Di UK, jumlah judul buku per juta orang ialah 2,000 sementara di Mesir ialah 20.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Yang menariknya, jumlah terkumpul KDNK tahunan 57 buah negara ahli OIC ialah di bawah AS$2 trilion. Amerika sahaja, menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai AS$12 trilion, China AS$8 trilion, Jepun AS$3.8 trilion dan Jerman AS$2.4 trilion.

Pengeluar minyak yang kaya, Arab Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar secara rangkuman menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan (rata-rata minyak) bernilai AS$500 bilion; Sepanyol sahaja menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai lebih AS$1 trilion, Poland AS$489 bilion dan Thailand AS$545 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa orang Islam tidak berkuasa dan orang Yahudi paling berkuasa?

Jawapannya ialah: Kurangnya ilmu. Kurangnya pendidikan dan kurangnya pelajaran.

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

Daripada lingkungan 12 juta orang Yahudi, hanya 0,2 % sahaja populasi dunia. ( 2 setiap dari 1000 orang)



Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
(father)
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg
(son)
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire

Physics

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il'ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
1995 - Frederick Reines
1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
1997 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2000 - Zhores I. Alferov
2003 - Vitaly Ginsburg
2003 - Alexei Abrikosov
2004 - David Gross
2004 - H. David Politzer
2005 - Roy Glauber


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Preis: 5,49 € -> 3,49 €
Version: 1.2.0
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Beschreibung:
Ahhh, sleep. That thing you did before you had your bundle of around-the-clock joy. Let’s get back to that magical place where dreams are made with Cradle, the custom sleep trainer for tired babies and exhausted parents. Sleep Training is intended for babies between 5-24 Months of age. If your baby is under 5 months old you can take advantage of Cradle’s advanced tracking and sleep routines. Cradle is best suited for sleep training one baby at a time. - iOS 10 and iPhone 7 Ready - Get push notifications on your Apple Watch FEATURES SLEEP TRAINING - Cradle is the first app to hit the App Store with a custom baby sleep trainer built for what fits your family's life. Create a custom sleep plan with pre-approved crying supports and learn how to teach your baby to self soothe so they can sleep through the night. UNLIMITED TRACKING - Track your baby's diapers, feedings and sleep with ease. Add reusable notes to track behaviors and provide helpful reminders. TIMELINE - Quickly see everything you have tracked throughout the week in your timeline. Edit each event from the timeline or add past events. TIPS - Learn about your baby’s development and what to expect while sleep training. MULTI-USER - Easily sync with other caretakers, friends and family to get up to date info on your baby's progress STATS - Get a quick peek at your tracking stats in the historical view APP FAQ - https://www.cradleapp.com/app-faq GENERAL FAQ - https://www.cradleapp.com/faq
          Price Drop: Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition   
Fourth Grade Learning Games School Edition
Kategorie: Bildung
Preis: 3,49 € -> 1,09 €
Version: 2.00
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Beschreibung:
Fourth Grade Learning Games has 13-games, including English, Math and Science games. It is perfect for all fourth graders to help them develop important skills to top their grade 4 class. Learning the basics has never been made this fun and easy. With a variety of carefully designed activities to choose from, your kids will surely enjoy studying as much as playing. With the cute character, Bunny, this learning tool teaches fractions, factors, spelling games, adjectives and nouns, parts of the body, abbreviations, matter, trivia, decimals, and many more! Parents can participate by being involved in coaching and monitoring how well their kids are doing in each of the activity. Be amazed at how easy this rabbit adventure of fourth grade learning will make. Help your child become the top of their class by mastering all the activities in this app. What a fantastic time of learning! Let the bunny motivate your child with positive encouragement and playful music. Activities include are: 1. Abbreviations – Covers the basic abbreviations in the English Language 2. Adjectives and Nouns – Helps the student identify the adjective that best describes the noun 3. Capital Letters – Proper use of capitalization is vital for Grade 4 students as they learn formal writing. 4. Sentences – Rearrange the words to make meaningful sentences 5. Spelling – Spell the word or identify the right spelling of the word 6. Synonyms and Antonyms – Identify words that mean the same or opposite 7. Matter ...
          Rodman - G/South Region - Canonsburg, PA   
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          Now Free: Cash Receipts   
Cash Receipts
Kategorie: Wirtschaft
Preis: 1,09 € -> kostenlos
Version: 3.0
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Beschreibung:
Do you need a simple yet professional format for money receipt? It is customary for every sales activity to be followed by a money receipt. Cash Receipt Pro app helps you to generate these receipts instantly. You can use the app to issue receipts for both personal and business purposes. Features: -Simple interface. -Use the invoice template for general sales activities.Include fields like product code, description, quantity, and amount. -Taxes and totals are automatically calculated for you. So there's no extra work. Just add the sales items and the app does the rest. -Further, you can also add discounts and its value gets automatically included in the total amount. -Check mark the appropriate box to specify the payment mode. -Locally save the receipt as a file, and re-use it with minimal changes. -Simply tap e-mail to send your files to customers instantly and get feedback from them. Alternatively, you can email the receipt to yourself. -Create and send professional sales receipts on the go. - Save and restore files from Dropbox. We also develop custom Sales Receipt apps for your company. *We have developed the Cash Receipt Pro app to work on your computer too. For getting the app on your computer, kindly write to us at marketing@tickervalue.com *
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Over 20,000 people have signed a petition demanding Wandsworth council reject the development company's application to vary the terms of its planning permission, as the issue of affordable housing reaches crisis point.
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Act as a key resource and advisor to the senior management assembly ( SMA ), senior leadership team ( SLT ) and senior management council ( SMC ) on achieving...
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Participate and contribute to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s operational effectiveness and policy development in a wide range of strategic and operational decisions...
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Prepare the Annual Reserve Capacity Report for Committee and Council. Regional staff strive to enable the strategic priorities of council and the organization... $81,090 - $95,400 a year
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          Education Lead - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario - Ontario   
Present and update College Committees and Council about education-focused initiatives; Lead, contribute to and manage the on-going development and...
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JIG Technologies is a GTA based IT consulting and support company that supports small to mid-sized businesses....
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          Create File Dialog with 'Open from vault' capability using VBA   

Hey guys,

 

I developed a program for the company I work for to export a formatted bill of materials from an Inventor assembly file. Currently, I have a 'Use active assembly' option and also a 'Browse for file' option. Unfortunately, when you browse for assemblies, the file dialog can only look for local files. In the program, I current use Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker) for creating the file dialog. I recently found a chunk of code that launches an Open file dialog that looks exactly like the one you get when pressing Open from the GUI. The only problem is that the little Open from Vault commandbutton is not on the VBA launched, Inventor style, file dialog. Is there a way to mimic what is launched from the GUI. I basically want to give the users the ability to open assemblies from the Vault that are not on their workspace.

 

Here is the code I found:

Public Sub TestFileDialog()

    'Inventor style open dialog
    
    
    'Create a new FileDialog object.
    Dim oFileDlg As FileDialog
    Call ThisApplication.CreateFileDialog(oFileDlg)
    
    ' Define the filter to select part and assembly files or any file.
    oFileDlg.Filter = "Inventor Files(*.iam;*.ipt)|*.iam;*.ipt|All Files (*.*)|*.*"
    
    
    ' Define the part and assembly files filter to be the default filter.
    oFileDlg.FilterIndex = 1
    
    ' Set the title for the dialog.
    oFileDlg.DialogTitle = "Open File Test"
    
    ' Set the initial directory that will be displayed in the dialog.
    oFileDlg.InitialDirectory = "C:\Temp"
        
    'Set the flag so an error will be raised if the user clicks the Cancel button.
    oFileDlg.CancelError = True

    ' Show the open dialog.  The same procedure is also used for the Save dialog.
    ' The commented code can be used for the Save dialog.
    On Error Resume Next
    oFileDlg.ShowOpen
    'oFileDlg.ShowSave
    
    ' If an error was raised, the user clicked cancel, otherwise display the filename.
    If Err Then
        MsgBox "User cancelled out of Dialog"
    ElseIf oFileDlg.Filename <> "" Then
        MsgBox "File " & oFileDlg.Filename & " was selected."
    End If
End Sub

Is there a property that can be set so the Open from Vault commandbutton appears on the file dialog?

 

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Rafael Colon

Abtex Inc.

 


          Ellipses and Splines to Lines and Arcs   

I know there is a lot of posts out there of people trying to convert splines and ellipses in inventor to lines and arc's to be compatible with CNC machines.  There have been solutions as far as using AutoCAD commands to retracing geometry. 

 

As anyone found a different, possibly within Inventor process for this?  Or something that is what they feel a viable solution? 

 

We typically start by having views of the part on a drawing file and then export that into a DXF.  If the pieces aren't modeled flat/aka curved surface projecting up the result is typically a spline. 

 

Retracing over these manually is not an option for us as we have 1,000's of custom ones a year. 

 

What we are trying to come up with is a work flow:

1.  If it's possible in inventor somehow to clean this up prior to exporting and being able to programmatically follow an existing curved surface if we have to retrace it with lines and arcs,

2.  Is the best solution to post process with auto cad commands, flatten, etc...

3.  Do we combine our process with a 3rd party app, or

4.  Is there a really good command in another more cam software (NX, MasterCam, Rhino, Spaceclaim, etc...)

 

If we convert items into polylines from splines/ellipses we can't have a trillion points along that polyline.  Saw will not be happy and process inefficiently.

 

Thoughts?  There something that has been developed in the past few years maybe we are missing?

Is this programmatically possible via the API?

 

We know we can create a sketch, project the geometry of the spline and start placing lines, arcs but can't find a way to know programmatically if we are following the original geometry close enough.  We also couldn't see that there where any type of control points in and inventor spline object other than the start and end point.

 


          GA 169 | How to Develop Lean Leaders into Coaches with Elizabeth Fingado   
This week’s guest is Elizabeth Fingado, the Director of Strategic Support Services at Denver Health. Ron and Beth discussed what it takes to turn lean leaders into coaches, including specific strategies and obstacles you might encounter along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In
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A partnership between the Northeast Shores Development Corp. and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture shows how the integration of arts and culture into a redevelopment plan can help rebuild a community.
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          UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office Recruitment Ongoing June 2017   

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          Kate Conrad Joins MBLM as Business Development Director   

Conrad brings more than a decade of experience in developing marketing strategy and activation plans for brands

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          Global Business Development Services Provider, Good Leads®, Named...   

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          Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – Industrie automobile : 9 M€ pour développer 2 nouveaux moteurs chez PSA   
Commission permanente du 30 juin 2017 – Industrie automobile : 9 M€ pour développer 2 nouveaux moteurs chez PSA

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          Paul Messina: Race to develop the first exascale computer   

The more super-computing capacity the world has, the more it seems to need. Now the Energy Department has awarded contracts to six companies as a push to develop the first exascale computer, a machine capable of performing a quintilian calculations per second. Program director Paul Messina joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the ins and outs of the project.

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          Functional Jobs: OCaml server-side developer at Ahrefs (Full-time)   

What we need

Ahrefs is looking for a backend developer with a deep understanding of networks, distributed systems, OS fundamentals and taste for simple and efficient architectural designs. Our backend is implemented mostly in OCaml and some C++, as such proficiency in OCaml is very much appreciated, otherwise a strong inclination to intensively learn OCaml in a short term will be required. Understanding of functional programming in general and/or experience with other FP languages (F#,Haskell,Scala,Scheme,etc) will help a lot. Knowledge of C++ and/or Rust is a plus.

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

  • 10+ petabytes of live data
  • OCaml
  • linux
  • git

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Independently deal with bugs, schedule tasks and investigate code
  • Make argumented technical choice and take responsibility for it
  • Understand the whole technology stack at all levels : from network and userspace code to OS internals and hardware
  • Handle full development cycle of a single component - i.e. formalize task, write code and tests, setup and support production (devops), resolve user requests
  • Approach problems with practical mindset and suppress perfectionism when time is a priority
  • Write flexible maintainable code and adapt to post-launch requirements’ tweaks

These requirements stem naturally from our approach to development with fast feedback cycle, highly-focused personal areas of responsibility and strong tendency to vertical component splitting.

Who we are

Ahrefs runs an internet-scale bot that crawls the whole Web 24/7, storing huge volumes of information to be indexed and structured in a timely fashion. Backend system is powered by a custom petabyte-scale distributed key-value storage to accommodate all that data coming in at high speed. The storage system is implemented in OCaml with thin performance-critical low-level part in C++. On top of that Ahrefs is building various analytical services for end-users.

We are a small team and strongly believe in better technology leading to better solutions for real-world problems. We worship functional languages and static typing, extensively employ code generation and meta-programming, value code clarity and predictability, and are constantly seeking to automate repetitive tasks and eliminate boilerplate, guided by DRY and following KISS. If there is any new technology that will make our life easier - no doubt, we'll give it a try. We rely heavily on opensource code (as the only viable way to build maintainable system) and contribute back, see e.g. https://github.com/ahrefs . It goes without saying that our team is all passionate and experienced OCaml programmers, ready to lend a hand and explain that intricate ocamlbuild rule or track a CPU bug.

Our motto is "first do it, then do it right, then do it better".

What you get

We provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Informal and thriving atmosphere
  • First-class workplace equipment (hardware, tools)
  • Medical insurance

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


          Business Development Specialist: - The ALEA Group - Ontario   
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          Free Visionary Business Training for 36 Hours Only – No Opt-in Required   

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          Discount on a Service to Build Passive Income Through July 5th   

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          Transect tussle: CodeNEXT changes might not be as dramatic as reported   
​CodeNEXT's transect zones aren't going anywhere, city officials say. But they may get new names in an effort to simplify the types of zones included in the final version of the development code rewrite.

          City planners throw a CodeNEXT curveball; Transect zones picked apart   
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          Associate, Commercial Business Development Program - Winnipeg - Scotiabank - Winnipeg, MB   
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          Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders lag in emotional understanding   

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          Accounts Receivable – Donor Services Coordinator - United Way Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB   
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          Marketing & Comics with the Women of Marvel!   

Join host Judy Stephens & Christina Harrington as they welcome new Marvel team member Andrea Towers to chat journalism, marketing and comics!

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 147 now!

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Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel!


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          Financegroup - Financegroup.cc   
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BEIJING, June 27, 2017 — Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), the Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today that it will hold its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference, “Baidu Create,” at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing on July 5. This inaugural event will convene Baidu executives and engineers as well as developers, and […]

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          Analysis: "Bad" foreign firms drive U.S. manufacturing jobs revival   

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

SPARTANBURG/CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Years before Donald Trump began promising to bring back good manufacturing jobs by getting tough with U.S. trade partners, such jobs have already been on the rise, largely thanks to foreign companies now cast as villains in Trump's narrative.

Reuters analysis of federal jobs data shows that out of 656,000 new manufacturing jobs created between 2010 and 2014, two thirds can be attributed to foreign direct investment.

More recent jobs numbers are not yet available, but over $700 billion in foreign capital has poured in over the last two years bringing total foreign investment to $3.7 trillion at the end of 2016, a world record. (Graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2sWkzTB)

Now foreign companies that have spent billions of dollars on U.S. factories and local leaders who host them worry that global supply networks that back those investments will fray if Trump makes good on his pledge to roll back trade liberalization.

The U.S. president has threatened to tear up North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico and slap higher tariffs on nations that run trade surpluses with the United States, such as Germany or China. The administration is also discussing tighter immigration rules and more security screening of investment.

The tough message helped sway swing northeastern and Midwestern Rust Belt states Trump's way in the 2016 election, but puts him at odds with companies and local leaders in the south, which has driven the recent growth in manufacturing jobs.

The southern states have voted for Trump, but have also spent decades wooing foreign companies with flexible labor laws, financial incentives and investment in ports, roads and other infrastructure.

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The courtship has spawned new auto plants from Kentucky to Georgia, and a new Airbus plant in Mobile, Alabama.

Few places highlight the gap between Trump's rhetoric and local aspirations better than Spartanburg in South Carolina.

German carmaker BMW has invested here $8 billion in a 1.2 million square foot (11.15 hectares) assembly plant, which has become the largest single exporter of cars by value from the United States.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, a Republican and Trump supporter, credits the German automaker for putting his state on the global investment map.

"The presence of this company changed everything in the trajectory of our state," McMaster said on Monday at an event unveiling BMW's newest X3 sports utility vehicle.

Its Chief Executive Harald Krueger said the carmaker would invest additional $600 million in Spartanburg over the next four years, adding 1,000 jobs to the 9,000-strong workforce, and spend further $200 million on employee training and education.

But the poster child of South Carolina's success also doubles as a whipping boy. In January, BMW's plans to build a plant in Mexico drew Trump's ire and last month the U.S. president was quoted as saying Germany was "very bad" on trade and selling too many cars in the United States.

And even as the company highlights its contribution to the U.S. economy and the benefits of free trade, it is hedging its bets by preparing for a possible protectionist backlash.

Outside of the spotlight, BMW is retooling factories in South Africa and China to build volume models like the X3 SUV, reducing its dependence on Spartanburg.

“We have a big footprint here, and we are flexible enough," Oliver Zipse, BMW's board member responsible for manufacturing, told Reuters. "We will build the X3 not only in Spartanburg, we will split it into South Africa and then to China, so we will have some flexibility to produce cars somewhere else,” he said.

“If something happens at the political level - which we don’t know yet - we are able to have a flexible response.”

The Trump administration has said it welcomes foreign investment and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who spoke at an opening of a new Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> plant in South Carolina, said such projects showed that "America is becoming an even stronger destination for global businesses looking to grow.”

The southern U.S. states owe much of their success to coastal port authorities and cities that have invested heavily to make their channels and docks fit for shipments to and from China and Mexico.

Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who has often clashed with Trump, said protectionism would undermine those accomplishments and hurt American workers.

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"Negotiate a trade agreement with Europe, modernize NAFTA, don't tear it up," Graham told Reuters at the BMW factory. "We're going in the wrong direction. We need more trade agreements, not less."

Graham noted how low-cost competition from China and Mexico destroyed South Carolina's once thriving textile industry and how the state reinvented itself as a manufacturing hub, bringing the likes of BMW or French tire maker Michelin .

The now humming port city of Charleston has a similar story to tell. When a major navy base shut down in the 1990s wiping out 20,000 jobs, local officials worked to bring foreign manufacturers, which now employ around 10,000 in the three counties around the city and more is set to come.

Mercedes-Benz, part of Daimler AG , is adding 1,300 jobs so it can make its Sprinter van here rather than merely assemble it with imported parts, which also means more business for local suppliers.

Up the road, Volvo Car Group, part of Chinese conglomerate Geely, is due to open its first North American plant next year with a target workforce of 2,000.

Local development officials expect more jobs and investment to come, but worry that some steps discussed by the Trump administration could have a chilling effect.

Claire Gibbons, director of global marketing at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, said the proposed new tariffs, tougher immigration rules and stricter reviews of foreign investment projects would amount to a "doomsday scenario" for the region.

"This is an education opportunity for us all, for the people making the decisions that don't understand the ramifications."

(1 euro = $1.1350)

(Additional reporting by Edward Taylor in Munich. Editing by David Chance and Tomasz Janowski)


          6/30/2017: BUSINESS NEWS: CBRE seeking €152.8m for dockland offices   

Irish property group Marlet and M&G Investments have engaged estate agent CBRE to sell a large new office block that they are developing on the site of a former An Post sorting depot in Dublin’s south docklands. CBRE is seeking €152.8 million for The...
          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


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          ARX and other thoughts   
To me the biggest problem with RISC OS as a modern platform is its fragility. The lack of pre-emptive multi-tasking and decent memory protection are big problems. These problems IMHO limit its usefulness as an embedded or PDA OS. Indeed IMHO RISC OS is probably a worse starting point for a PDA OS than Linux. The GUI is not at all suited to pen-based working, so it would need to be replaced. (PDA pens don't have buttons, so what do you do for menus?) What that leaves you with that is of use is the kernel, Filer, Font Manager, and Draw Module. Whilst the Font Manager used to kick arse, it's now looking quite dated, and the Draw Module was always lacking. What's sad is that Acorn were developing another OS for the Archimedes. It was called ARX, and was being developed at the Acorn Palo Alto Research Centre. It was to be a modern OS, with memory protection and pre-emptive multi-tasking like Unix, with a GUI similar to Mac OS - the guys working on it were experts in OS design. Unfortunately the project was poorly managed (as most Acorn projects were). Management decided to kill the project because the predicted finish date was long after the launch date for the Archimedes - Arthur was thrown together in a hurry, and the rest is history. For those that don't know, Arthur was essentially developed by a bunch of BBC Micro games developers who had little experience in OS design. I believe that none of the folks that had been working on ARX worked on Arthur. It was designed to be compatible (to an extent) with the earlier BBC Micro OS - much of the early software on Archimedes machines was ports of BBC Micro apps. It was never really designed to be a serious OS. IMHO what Acorn should have done was get in some decent management for the ARX project. Had they done that they'd have ended up with a serious computer system and things may have turned out differently. They could potentially have competed in the spaces that Unix and Mac OS were dominating. Unfortunately Arthur meant they were only suited to the education and hobbyist market.
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          RE: Is it just me...   
Adding features to the OS will not "drag ex-users back". The real underlining problem is in the groups of people trying to create/support the OS. I dumped my Amiga because not only was it not improving, but they were going in the direction of expensive hardware that was not flexible in what it supported, plus the old 'add features till it breaks' approach that told me they were lost without a firm goal. Worse there was not even a working base of code, rather two different code bases being developed at the same time that were not compatible with each other. Presently I am a BeOS fan looking forward to Haiku. Progress has been slow, but it has been steady too. It is important to note that all the other BeOS clone projects that planned to out-BeOS BeOS collapsed under the weight of their ambitions, while the ports to Linux stalled on the amount of interfacing code needed. Haiku planned for a single, reachable goal and is still going strong. Amiga, RiscOS and others main problems do not seem to be in the nature of the OSes but rather the in the nature of the people controlling the development.
          hmm   
The last for sale Acorn operating system was 3.7. It's funny with this PC in front of me I get programs getting into difficulty (crashing) and it means the PC is practically useless until I get into the task manager and kill them or reboot. My old RiscPC hardly every had a program that crashed (unless it was in development).
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          RE: Parametric Content Creation   
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We are still working on this. The development initially titled "Bentley Parametric Content Modeler" was rolled in to CONNECT Edition where as the parametric modelling toolset. There is more work to be done before we can replace PCS.
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          RE: ARX and other thoughts   
Perhaps Acorn could have kept developing RISCOS at a pace equivalent to their initial efforts. I'm not expert enough to make any authoritive determination on the matter but I wonder if pre-emptive multi-tasking could be /added/ to a co-op system. Surely the existing apps would still be fed their expected message sequence? I sometimes wonder if there is some clever business rule that I don't understand that states: Develop an absolutely massive lead and then stop improving your tech. Amiga, OS/2, 3DFX, Altavista spring to mind. Mike
          RE[2]: Is it just me...   
I don't know if I understand your point. What do you would drag users back, if not the development of new features? Or were you referring to the OS split issue? As for Haiku, I'd want to see more of the OS actually running before making any judgment on it. Mike
          RE: hmm   
If I have understood correctly, RO4 was developed by Acorn even if they never got around to selling it directly to customers. Perhaps 'released' was a misleading term. I'm not even going to touch the stability point.
          RE: What RISCOS needs...   
Surely developing a 3Gig ARM chip would cost more than 200mil? Obviously, the 3d chip is on the card. What do you need the hardware FPU for? Modern graphics chipset can do a lot of the transformation mathematics themselves now. In fact, I have even heard of some work being done to use the GPU for general multimedia work. Googling throws up a few links such as this one. Mike
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Security Developer - Cryptography Task: Work in German/Japanese projects with a focus on the development of security and safety functions for In Vehicle Infotainment systems Requirement engineering, architecture and design of the corresponding components Implementation in the team and protection function and quality up to product maturity Skills: Very good degree in (technical) computer science or electrical engineering Experience in embeded Linux, cryptography Professional experience in security, especially 'Secure Linux' necessary Very good C/C ++ programming skills, Self-employed and goal-oriented work, teamwork Very good knowledge of English. Willingness to international project work, travelling (Japan, India)
 
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          Trump approves new oil pipeline to Mexico, will go “right under the wall”   
The final initiative the president unveiled is to open up offshore lands for development by creating a new offshore oil and gas leasing program.
          Sex Buddies: The Private Life Of Sebastian Bonnet And Luke Hamill   
Sometimes a special relationship develops between two of our models. These guys are more than just friends, they are sex buddies. Luke Hamill and Sebastian Bonnet take us on a libido guided tour through their private lives in Sex Buddies 1...
          Modern Content Strategies Can Substantially Expand Your Brand   

Expertise Is Required In Multiple Developing Tech Regions Technology has an exponentially expansive quality to it, especially pertaining to computers. That’s been the case since…

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          Article: Developing a Secure and Scalable Web Ecosystem at LinkedIn   

LinkedIn’s hyper-growth placed strains on the organization’s infrastructure. A new release model was instrumental to scale and led to increased code quality, security, and member satisfaction.

By James Baker
          .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 Brings Refinements for Developers   

Microsoft has released the second preview of .NET Core 2.0. Several changes have been made to increase ease-of-use for developers, but what may be most important is the ability to reference .NET Framework libraries from .NET Core code. Joining these improvements are bug fixes and several additions to its WCF support.

By Jeff Martin
          Presentation: Building Secure Player Experiences at Riot Games   

David Rook talks about the Riot Games Application Security program and how they define Application Security at Riot, how they’ve grown to meet the demands of their fast paced engineering organization, why they’ve hired software engineers into their team and the tools they’ve developed to help Rioters globally build fun and safe experiences for their players.

By David Rook
          Long-Awaited OpenAPI Spec 3.0 to Be Released in July   

After over a year of development, the Open API Institute has announced that it will release OpenAPI Specification (OAS) v3.0.0 final in mid-July 2017. The release will follow an open comment period that ends on June 30.

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          11:06 Astana life expectancy grows to 75 years: Mayor   

Amid world Expo going on in Astana, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with the city's mayor Asset Issekeshev to discuss how the implementation of tasks associated with the development of the capital was going. Issekeshev delivered a report on execution of orders given at the meeting on Astana development in April this year and on activities in the field of law enforcement and improvement of the city's infrastructure.


          Telefilm updates development program   

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          Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.   

Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.

The EPA has said that the protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

The EPA has said that pesticide protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

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This past January, three brothers—ages 7, 9 and 11—and their 17-year-old sister, died in their home in Amarillo, Texas, because a highly toxic restricted-use pesticide was improperly applied in their home.

And just two years ago, a family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and another family in Florida were poisoned after applicators grossly misused restricted-use pesticides. The vacationing father and his children were paralyzed; in Florida, the family’s 10-year old son suffered significant brain damage.

These kinds of tragedies prompted the federal government to enact long overdue updates to the Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule, also known as the CPA Rule. Designed to protect lives from restricted-use pesticides—some of the most hazardous chemicals that can only be used by certified professionals—the rule hadn’t been updated since Nixon was in office.

The EPA’s revised protections were supposed to go into effect in March, but Trump's new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, delayed the CPA Rule from going into effect for at least a year. This month, Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice sued the EPA for this unlawful delay.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk.

The CPA Rule ensures that children are not allowed to apply restricted-use pesticides and that certified applicators get updated annual trainings. It also requires applicators to have access to essential information about the products they use, so that they can wear appropriate protective gear and know what they’ve been exposed to if accidents happen.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk. They are allowing poorly trained pesticide applicators to handle the most dangerous chemicals in the fields where we grow our food, where we work and where we live.   

Although urban dwellers sporadically face these dangerous pesticides in businesses, homes and schools; there are roughly one million farmworkers who, together with their families, face pesticide exposures on a daily basis. As a second generation Chicana who comes from a lineage of laborers, farmworkers, and in general, a population whose children are nearly twice as likely to attend schools in close proximity to use of hazardous pesticides, the EPA’s delay of the CPA Rule is unacceptable to me on a deeply personal level.

We know that in some areas, 16-year-old kids are applying restricted-use pesticides because there is no minimum age limit for the roughly one million certified applicators nationwide. Moreover, most of the farmworkers facing the gravest pesticide risks are not just migrants, they are often low-income Spanish and indigenous language speakers who need these protections the most.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action. For perspective, this is like saying that we know every inhabitant in a U.S. town will suffer severe pesticide poisoning each year, but we simply prefer not to take action.

The EPA itself said that the now-delayed rule, which was developed after years of reviews, would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year. While this isn’t enough to get to where we need to be, in a society that values all lives alike, this is a much-needed start. None of us should be OK with delaying life-saving rules.

The federal government may be eager to bow to industry barons who care more about profit than life, but we the people have to defend our families and the most vulnerable populations. So while it’s clear that we can’t count on the Trump administration to do the right thing, we can use the power of the law to force them into action.

In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing.


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          The Jetsons to become live action sitcom   
Warner Bros. reportedly developing a sitcom set 100 years in the future.
          Fitbit’s woes continue as it looks to release its new smartwatch   
A new report claims that Fitbit is still struggling to develop its first true smartwatch, while losing key members of the development team.
          A&T Cleaner II - Marotta Controls, Inc. - Montville, NJ   
Assembly and Test Cleaner II Founded in 1943, Marotta Controls is a fully integrated solutions provider which designs, develops, qualifies and manufactures
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          A Champion Bodybuilder - Do You Have What It Takes?   

My career began in the eighties. I never found myself going to a health club, much less taking time for myself, until I was in college. I had to occupy my time between classes somehow, so one day I went to the gym. I grew up without self-discipline, confidence, or faith in myself. As a youth, I was overweight and short. In my late teens, during the first few years of my career and with the help of a few close friends, I was fortunate to have discovered three very important things about myself that changed me forever: hope, belief, and motivation.

Hope

I did not set out to be a champion bodybuilder. Nor did I really want to. But I did hoped I could get in better shape with some hard work.

Belief

When I first stepped into a health club, it was frightening. I had two friends that exercised with me on a regular basis. The confidence they had in me started positively affecting my attitude and fear of failure. After awhile, I noticed those fears I had about myself slowly began to disappear.

Motivation

As I developed more confidence, I started to realize how important it was for this change to come from the "inside out." Looking better, having more energy and getting physically stronger are great things to experience, but what I am most grateful for is that my heart was also changing. I felt better about myself. I had purpose and I was doing something positive. That heart-felt motivation became the glue that has kept me going for all these years. No matter what you do in life, if you have purpose, and if it is good for others, life will be rewarding.

Here are a few principles I have learned along the way may help you become a true bodybuilding champion.

Principle #1: Be Sold Out! Whether you are a competitive bodybuilder or just do it as a hobby to stay in shape - have the attitude that you are going to exercise and eat right for life.

Principle#2: Ask not, have not! If you do not know something, ask a man/women that you feel does. Knowledge is powerful.

Principle #3: Leave your ego at the door! Your ego is your biggest competitor by far. The reality is, it's NOT all about you. If you think it is, you will never be a Champion for any length of time.

Principle #4: Work-out smart not hard! Bodybuilding is about efficiency, not effort.

Principle #5: Know when to stop. If you need time off, take it. If you do not want to compete anymore, but are afraid not to, then you are doing it for the wrong reasons.

Principle #5: Have fun. Don't be wound up like a clock all the time. Relax!

Principle #6: Put variety in your workouts. Never think your workout program is the best. Change it up every three months.

Principle #7: Only compete once a year! If you are a competitive bodybuilder only compete in one show a year. If you do more, you will burn out and lose valuable muscle.

Principle #8: Never compete for a trophy! If you are a trophy hunter you will never be a true champion. True champions do it for the journey.



          The Indefatigable Growth Of Egoism   
Egoism is created in us specifically so that we, through developing it, will achieve the possibility of free will and will begin to use it in spite of ourselves. Then we will attain the Creator. The ego’s property of unlimited growth is an incredible attribute that does not exist in nature. If I want something […]
          1/72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1   
1/72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

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Developed in the 1960s as the first truly successful V/STOL combat aircraft, the Hawker Siddeley Harrier proved a revelation upon entering service in this, its earliest form, the GR.1. Despite a difficult development period, the Harrier GR.1 matured into an effective close air support machine.

Based predominantly in West Germany to face any potential Eastern Bloc threat, the Harrier force also saw some service in Belize, as well as various goodwill tours around the globe. While the GR.1 never saw any combat, the next version, the GR.3, proved the Harrier's reputation.

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          The Ultimate Hard Body Exercise   

The Front Squat:

As you may have already discovered, the squat is at the top of the heap (along with deadlifts) as one of the most effective overall exercises for stimulating body composition changes (muscle gain and fat loss). This is because exercises like squats and deadlifts use more muscle groups under a heavy load than almost any other weight bearing exercises known to man. Hence, these exercises stimulate the greatest hormonal responses (growth hormone, testosterone, etc.) of all exercises. In fact, university research studies have even proven that inclusion of squats into a training program increases upper body development, in addition to lower body development, even though upper body specific joint movements are not performed during the squat. Whether your goal is gaining muscle mass, losing body fat, building a strong and functional body, or improving athletic performance, the basic squat and deadlift (and their variations) are the ultimate solution. If you don't believe me that squats and deadlifts are THE basis for a lean and powerful body, then go ahead and join all of the other overweight people pumping away mindlessly for hours on boring cardio equipment. You won't find long boring cardio in any of my programs!

Squats can be done with any free weighted objects such as barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags, or even just body weight. Squats should only be done with free weights - NEVER with a Smith machine or any other squat machines! Machines do not allow your body to follow natural, biomechanically-correct movement paths. You also perform less work because the machine stabilizes the weight for you. Therefore, you get weaker results!

The type of squat that people are most familiar with is the barbell back squat where the bar is resting on the trapezius muscles of the upper back. Many professional strength coaches believe that front squats (where the bar rests on the shoulders in front of the head) and overhead squats (where the bar is locked out in a snatch grip overhead throughout the squat) are more functional to athletic performance than back squats with less risk of lower back injury. I feel that a combination of all three (not necessarily during the same phase of your workouts) will yield the best results for overall muscular development, body fat loss, and athletic performance. Front squats are moderately more difficult than back squats, while overhead squats are considerably more difficult than either back squats or front squats. I'll cover overhead squats in a future article. If you are only accustomed to performing back squats, it will take you a few sessions to become comfortable with front squats, so start out light. After a couple sessions of practice, you will start to feel the groove and be able to increase the poundage.

To perform front squats:

The front squat recruits the abdominals to a much higher degree for stability due to the more upright position compared with back squats. It is mostly a lower body exercise, but is great for functionally incorporating core strength and stability into the squatting movement. It can also be slightly difficult to learn how to properly rest the bar on your shoulders. There are two ways to rest the bar on the front of the shoulders. In the first method, you step under the bar and cross your forearms into an "X" position while resting the bar on the dimple that is created by the shoulder muscle near the bone, keeping your elbows up high so that your upper arms are parallel to the ground. You then hold the bar in place by pressing the thumb side of your fists against the bar for support. Alternatively, you can hold the bar by placing your palms face up and the bar resting on your fingers against your shoulders. For both methods, your elbows must stay up high to prevent the weight from falling. Your upper arms should stay parallel to the ground throughout the squat. Find out which bar support method is more comfortable for you. Then, initiate the squat from your hips by sitting back and down, keeping the weight on your heels as opposed to the balls of your feet. Squat down to a position where your thighs are approximately parallel to the ground, then press back up to the starting position. Keeping your weight more towards your heels is the key factor in squatting to protect your knees from injury and develop strong injury-resistant knee joints. Keep in mind - squats done correctly actually strengthen the knees; squats done incorrectly can damage the knees.


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          The Anabolic Evolution of Modern Bodybuilding   

Since the early days of physical culture, modern man has been searching for the elusive ''Fountain of Youth''. The promise of radiant health, enduring strength and a Herculean physique has drawn millions on this quest for physical perfection.

Through the early decades of bodybuilding, the forefathers of physical culture established basic guidelines for the muscle enthusiast to follow. Natural foods, resistance training, plenty of rest, and a positive outlook in life were the primary ingredients for achieving ones goals. The demand for knowledge on 'how to' reach the stars would result in millions of booklets being sold by mail order, while magazine stands and bookshelves were continually restocked with the latest 'muscle building secrets'. Tons of steel and exercise equipment would find its way into the homes of thousands of Americans all across our nation. Health clubs and iron gyms would sprout up in local neighborhoods and towns, while physique competitions were held to determine whom the best in the land was. The strong roots of physical culture were taking grip in our society, and the mighty oak of bodybuilding would soon branch out through every city in America.

A new 'way of life' became a reality for many as the 'body beautiful' movement swung into high gear. For decades the much traveled road to muscledom kept its promise, then by the mid-60's what seemed pure and natural took a wrong turn setting the course of modern bodybuilding down a dead end. The introduction of anabolic steroids into the sport of bodybuilding would usher in a new era of super sized and equally strong muscular physiques that would attract millions of young men with a desire to achieve the same naturally unattainable goals.

Along with the growth of the sport, the physiques continued to become bigger and more vascular as bodybuilders experimented with 'stacking' the latest in designer muscle enhancing pharmaceuticals. Magazine and ticket sales were at a peak and bodybuilding competitions were seen regularly on network TV. The popularity of the sport was soaring high. Then, what could have been mostly prevented by not promoting and rewarding individuals whose physiques were chemically altered became a reality as the widespread use of drugs in the sport became relevant.

Words such as steroids, cycling, and growth hormones became common place in our gyms, and juicing no longer meant enjoying your favorite health drink. Reports of bodybuilders on dialysis and with heart ailments became a frequent occurrence while the eventual death of several competitive pros hit home hard. What had been a dark cloud in a sport with such great potential turned into a storm that spread its vast shadow on a culture that once shined.

Organizations dedicated to natural bodybuilding and a healthy lifestyle would soon respond to the call for a return to the ideals set forth by the forefathers of physical culture. Physique promoters throughout the land created natural bodybuilding competitions so athletes could compete on a level playing field without running the risk of ruining their health. Publications featuring natural bodybuilders began to spread the gospel of healthy living through proper nutrition and exercise. The televised media developed new bodybuilding and fitness programs to inspire future generations of natural iron pumpers. And as the age of cyber space came upon us, the Internet became a resource of concepts and opinions for bodybuilders to learn and express their views with other physique artist throughout the World. The new millennium is here and those dedicated to physical culture have begun to prevail as the radiant beacon of light from the torch of natural living begins to shine through the storm.

By Mario Strong



          Get Rid of Cellulite, Once and For All!   

Get Fit At Home With Ailsa : Get Rid of Cellulite

Had it up to here with Cellulite? Want to get rid of it forever, and make your body all lovely and sleek? Yeah, me too, so I when one of my old 'Gym Boys' showed me this Exercise years ago, I started doing it al the time, and changed it up a bit to make it work more effectively for me. This is a great Exercise for Women, but I know for a fact that 'manly men' do it, too! ha,ha! (Oh, and in case you are thinking something 'innaccurate' about the 'Gym Boy' thing, that's just what I used to call all the guys at the gym where I used to work out a lot -- it's a term of endearment, but in no way a reference to anyone I went out with -- I either call those guys "that crazy old jerk" or "one of my great old friends"...usually one or the other -- sometimes both! ha,ha!)

Get rid of Cellulite once and for all with this very easy and incredibly inexpensive Exercise. It takes about 20 minutes, or so, depending on how many Reps you do (repetitions -- 'Reps' in Weight Lifting Language...). Pop into www.buildyourownhouse.ca to see pictures of me doing these 'Anti-Cellulite' Exercises!

Here's what you need -- something you can lay down on that will allow you to have good Leg Extension when you are laying on your Stomach. I used to use my Giant Exercise Ball, then it dawned on me that I could easily use the fancy wee Bench at the end of my Bed as an Exercise Bench. Softer and nicer, and not nearly as expensive and hard to find. I've seen these wee Benches for under $50.00 at WalMart -- one of my favorite Stores! You can pick up a Set of Free Weights while you're there, too.

I use a 10 Pound Weight to Start, but if this is brand new for you, start with a 5 Pound Weight. As you get used to the Weight, you can increase it up to about 35 Pounds. You probably don't want to go much higher than that...

Oh, and you will notice when you are doing these Exercises that your legs will seem Longer and Leaner, too. That's because these Exercises can straighten out any 'Bow Legs' that you might have, and you will build some nice Lean Muscle in your Legs. Sounds good, huh??

Step One: Pull the Bench into the Middle of the room, so you have lots of space. Put on some great Music -- I love The Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani and 'Drop it Like It's Hot' by Snoop Dogg, but put on whatever makes you want to move...

Step Two: Set the Weight on it's End, so you can grasp it between your feet. If you are lucky enough to have someone help you with this, have them 'Place the Weight' in the Arch bit of your feet. Then tell them to get their hands off yer legs, you're trying to exercise ovah' here...! ha,ha! It's pretty easy to maneuver the Weight if it's 10 Pounds or less, but you really do need someone to help you when the Weight is over 25 pounds.

Step Three: You should be nice and comfortable laying on your stomach, by now, and up on your elbows. I'm only looking up for the picture, but normally you just look down or at your Dog (or other cute Pet), if they have found you while you're exercising! If you click to Enlarge the lower picture on the Right -- you'll see Tia coming over for a wee cuddle while I'm exercising!

Step Four: Slowly Raise and Lower the Weight, using a Full Extension. Let your feet go toward your Behind, then right back down almost to the floor. It's a good stretch, and great for developing nice Lean Muscles. I would Start with 3 Sets of 10 Repetitions. When you are finding that too easy, increase it to 3 Sets of 20 Reps. I like to do 2 Sets of 50 Reps, but that's because I've been doing these Exercises for a long time.

To add extra weight, I wear the 'wrap around' Ankle Weights to make the Weight a little Heavier. As you increase the amount of Weight you use, you might want to wrap your Ankles with an extra Sock -- men's socks work well because they are bigger and will tuck in around your ankle.

I'm wearing Running Shoes in the pictures on my Site, but generally I like to just wear Socks -- I find it easier to feel the weight between my feet. When you are using Weights that are 25 pounds or more, though, you have to wear Running Shoes or you could get hurt.

Oh, and very slowly lower the Weight to the floor when you are done, so you don't drop the Weight on the floor. That won't work out well! You can set it down on it's End, then it will lightly go on the floor from there. You might want to put a Towel under the weight if you are afraid of anything happening to the floor!

In between Sets, pick up a couple of 3 or 5 Pound Weights, and do a 'Butterfly Move' to work on your Arms in the same work-out. Put the Weights in front of your waist, raise them up in a big sweeping motion over your head, then slowly back down. Just do 10 reps in between each Set of the Anti-Cellulite Exercises, and you'll be in great shape in no time at all!

See ya', stooopid cellulite! Be gone, and don't be back!!

By Ailsa Forshaw



          Assistant Vice President of Development - Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation - Brooklyn, NY   
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          iPhone turns 10   

A man uses his iPhone during a preview event at the new Apple Store Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, US.

Apple Inc.’s iPhone turned 10 yesterday, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where  it will go from here. Apple has sold more than one billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone, which launched without an App Store and was restricted to the Inc network, was limited compared to today’s version. After sluggish initial sales, Apple slashed the price to spur holiday sales that year. “The business model for year one of the iPhone was a disaster,” Tony Fadell, one of the Apple developers of the device, told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. “We pivoted and figured it out in year two.” The very concept of the iPhone came as a surprise to some of Apple’s suppliers a decade ago, even though Apple, led by CEO Steve Jobs, had already expanded beyond computers with the iPod. “We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here,” said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that supplied location technology to early iPhones. “He thought he was being pranked by someone in the office and it took him two days to call Steve Jobs back.” The iPhone...
          Transportation Assistant - Milestones of Development INC - Vallejo, CA   
Working in transportation field:. The duties of the Transportation Assistant may include, but are not limited to the following:....
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          Center Administrative Assistant - Inspire Development Centers - Royal City, WA   
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          Infant Toddler Teacher - Inspire Development Centers - Royal City, WA   
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          Making Sense of the “Super Fuse” Scare   
For weeks now I have been getting panicked emails with readers asking me whether the USA had developed a special technology called “super fuses” which would make it possible for the USA to successfully pull-off a (preemptive) disarming first strike against Russia. Super-fuses were also mentioned in combination with an alleged lack by Russia of...
          AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial   
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.

The next-generation PON trial is designed to deliver multi-gigabit Internet speeds to consumer and business customers, and to enable all services, including 5G wireless infrastructure, to be converged onto a single network.

AT&T noted that XGS-PON is a fixed wavelength symmetrical 10 Gbit/s passive optic network technology that can coexist with the current GPON technology. The technology can provide 4x the downstream bandwidth of the existing system, and is as cost-effective to deploy as GPON. As part of its network virtualisation initiative, AT&T plans to place some XGS-PON in the cloud with software leveraging open hardware and software designs to speed development.
AT&T has worked with ON.Lab to develop and test ONOS (Open Network Operating System) and VOLTHA (Virtual Optical Line Terminator Hardware Abstraction) software. This technology allows the lower level details of the silicon to be hidden. AT&T stated that it has also submitted a number of open white box XGS OLT designs to the Open Compute Project (OCP) and is currently working with the project to gain approval for the solutions.

The company noted that interoperability is a key element of its Open Access strategy, and prompted the creation of an OpenOMCI specification, which provides an interoperable interface between the OLT and the home devices. This specification, which forms a key part of software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV), has been distributed to standards and open source communities.



  • AT&T joined OCP in January 2016 to support its network transformation program. Earlier this year at the OCP Summit Edgecore Networks, a provider of open networking solutions and a subsidiary of Accton Technology, announced design contributions to OCP including a 25 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch and high-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet spine switch. The company also showcased new open hardware platforms.
  • At the summit, Edgecore displayed a disaggregated virtual OLT for PON deployment at up to 10 Gbit/ based on the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1 RU OLT specification that was contributed to the OCP Telco working group.
  • Edgecore's ASFvOLT16 disaggregated virtual OLT is based on the AT&T Open XGS-PON 1 RU OLT specification and features Broadcom StrataDNX switch and PON MAC SOC silicon, offering 16 ports of XGS-PON or NG-PON2, with 4 x QSFP28 ports and designed for next generation PON deployments and R-CORD telecom infrastructure.


          Ciena teams with University of Waterloo   
Ciena announced that it is working with engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo to develop solutions to help network operators and Internet providers address to the ever increasing demand for faster data transmission over the Internet.

The partners stated that the research relationship has received funding support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

A key area of the University of Waterloo's partnership with Ciena focuses on realising the maximum possible capacity from the optical cables that run under the oceans and which handle around 95% of intercontinental communications, including an estimated $10 trillion per day in financial transactions. Ciena noted that the reliable, high-speed transmission of huge amounts of data over undersea cables is increasingly important in fields including healthcare and academic research.

For the research program, Amir Khandani, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Waterloo, is leading a team of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students that are developing algorithms designed to efficiently and rapidly correct errors, including lost or dropped bits of data, that occur during extremely high-speed, long-distance optical transmission.

When incorporated on the electronic chips that are built into equipment for receiving and transmitting data, the algorithms developed by the Waterloo team can free up cable capacity, while also enabling the faster correction of errors in line with other technological advances in optical communications.


Under the three-year partnership, announced at an event at the University of Waterloo, Mr. Khandani holds the position of Ciena/NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Network Information Theory of Optical Channels. Ciena noted that the relationship between Waterloo Engineering and Ciena has already produced seven U.S. patents, with additional patents pending.



          Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD   
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.

Under the program, China Unicom and Cavium plan to shortly commence trials in a number of locations across mainland China to explore the potential of the new service.

Cavium and China Unicom are specifically demonstrating multi-access edge computing (MEC) use cases developed through a previously announced collaboration based on the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a data centre) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai.

The demonstration involves a M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack integrated with virtualised and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the RAN to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software.

The companies stated that this architecture is designed to enable turnkey operation in any central office or edge data centre for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is based on a Cavium-powered rack that combines the ThunderX ARM based data centre servers with the programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches to provide a full platform for M-CORD.

Regarding the latest project, Raj Singh, VP and GM of the network and communication group at Cavium, said, "Cavium is collaborating with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and working towards field deployment… a homogenous hardware architecture optimised for NFV and 5G is a pre-requisite for field deployments".



  • Earlier this year, Radisys and China Unicom announced they had partnered to build and integrate M-CORD development PODs featuring open source software. For the project Radisys, acting as systems integrator, used the CORD open reference implementation to enable cloud agility and improved economics in China Unicom's network. The companies also planned to develop deployment scenarios for the solution in the China Unicom network.
  • The resulting platform was intended to support future 5G services by enabling mobile edge services, virtualised RAN and virtualised EPC. The companies also planned to develop an open reference implementations of a virtualised RAN and next-generation mobile core architecture.

          TIM launches 1G FTTH and previews 4.5G    
Italy's TIM has claimed another first for its mobile network by enabling upload speeds of up to 75 Mbit/s for all customers, and from July this year will enable 700 Mbit/s download speeds, over its 4.5G network in Turin, Milan, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Taormina and Giardini-Naxos.

In addition, as part of its fixed and mobile ultrabroadband initiative, TIM is launching a new 1,000 Mbit/s fixed-line service in 70 Italian municipalities. The company stated that the initiatives are the result of key investments to upgrade its ultrabroadband network, which currently reaches approximately 67% of Italian homes with fibre and covers 97% of the population via its 4G mobile network.

Through its Fibre and Mobile program, TIM offers customers connectivity enabling up to 1,000 Mbit/s download and 100 Mbit/s upload rates in 70 municipalities where the FTTH service is already available and, leveraging its 4.5G mobile network, 700 Mbit/s download rates in 11 cities. TIM stated that new customers can now sign up for its new Fibre and Mobile offer and receive broadband service with from 100 up to 1,000 Mbit/s bandwidth.

TIM stated that through planned investments for the period 2017 to 19 amounting to around Euro 11 billion, of which Euro 5 billion is dedicated to network modernisation, it has extended fibre coverage in Italy to over 16 million homes in around 1,900 municipalities. In 1,300 of these municipalities the broadband speed has been doubled to 200/70 Mbit/s via its FTTH infrastructure.

In addition, on its mobile network, having become the first service provider in Europe to launch 4.5G commercial service with download speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s in 11 cities, from July this year TIM plans to offer up to 700 Mbit/s download speeds in Turin, Milan, Naples, Rome and Palermo, Taormina and Giardini-Naxos for customers with compatible devices.

TIM is also offering all customers mobile service with upload speeds of up to 75 Mbit/s on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ and Sony XPERIA XZ Premium devices.



  • In April, TIM announced that as part of a program to implement 5G technology it would launch the first field tests in the city of Turin, and would demonstrate the technology in the city on 5G Day at its Open Lab innovation and development centre.
  • The Torino 5G project, instituted by TIM through an agreement with the Turin municipal authority, is designed to allow TIM to carry out early trials of 5G technology in a metro environment by the end of 2018. The company noted at that time that Turin was expected to become the first city in Italy to have a 5G mobile network, and cited a goal of deploying the technology by 2020.
  • For the 5G Day, TIM partnered with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson to demonstrate speeds of up to 700 Mbit/s download and up to 75 Mbit/s upload over its live 4.5G mobile network.

          Spirent supports testing of New H3C 100 GBE switch   
Spirent Communications, a supplier of network test and measurement solutions, announced that it supported New H3C in conducting what is believed to be the highest density 100 Gbit/s data centre switch test.

Spirent also announced it had partnered with the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate automated testing of virtual core networks.

100 Gbit/s switch testing

The test, completed by Spirent and the New H3C Group and moderated by independent test lab Network Test, demonstrated the line-rate forwarding capacity and hyper-scale IP route announcement capacity of the H3C S12500X-AF chassis loaded with 100 Gbit/s ports and achieving a density of 768 x 100G ports per chassis. The S12500X-AF switch can support 48 x 100 Gbit/s QSFP28 pluggable optical modules per slot.

The test involved Spirent TestCenter and the N11U chassis, representing Spirent's flagship network performance test solution, equipped with the high density dX3 12-port 100 Gbit/s test modules designed to verify next-generation data centre architectures and routers.

For the testing, Spirent TestCenter generated 100 Gbit/s line-rate transaction traffic of various frame lengths and provided packet loss, latency, jitter, frame sequence, code errors and FCS error analytics to reflect the quality of transmission in real time.

The Spirent dX3 quint-speed test module can support twelve 100 or 40 Gbit/s ports per slot, 25 x 50 Gbit/s ports, or 48 x 25/10 Gbit/s ports per slot. It also supports key interface features such as FEC, auto-negotiation and Link Training. The module can be used to verify data plane QoS for hyper-dense network devices at line-rate, and for testing complex routing, data centre and access protocols on switches and routers.

Virtual core network testing

Separately Spirent announced a collaboration with the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate automated testing of virtual core networks at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai. Spirent noted that the demonstration is part of a joint effort to develop a methodology for automated testing of the functionality and performance of the China Mobile TIC (Telecom Infrastructure Cloud).

The partners plans to incorporate the test methodology into an automated testing system developed by CMRI to speed testing of services in operational virtual core networks and to form part of the complete vEPC environment developed by CMRI.

At MWC, Spirent has provided the test engines for the demonstration, including the virtualised mobile core network emulation and performance testing tool, Landslide Virtual, and the automated testing platform, iTest. The solutions automate performance and functionality tests used to develop, spin-up and monitor the vEPC. In addition, devops models have been developed for the test methodologies, allowing tests to be automated and incorporated into the virtualised network.


          AT&T and China Telecom sign partnership deal   
AT&T and China Telecom announced they have signed a framework agreement that strengthens their cooperation to support the development of advanced network services for multinational companies operating in China.

Through the agreement, the companies will help multinational customers leverage secure global communications to support business growth in China and worldwide. AT&T and China Telecom will also jointly work to create new services in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based big data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming, and software-defined networks (SDN).

The companies noted that the new agreement renews the 20-year authorisation under which Shanghai Symphony Telecommunications (SST), the joint venture formed bAT&T, China Telecom and Shanghai Information Investments, was established in 2000. As part of the new agreement, the parties intend to expand the scope of SST and the locations it serves to enable the delivery of new business services and technologies to customers.

Specifically, under the renewed agreement the companies plan to:

1.         Help establish industry standards for SDN and support their adoption.

2.         Launch bilateral roaming tests, as contemplated in a previously executed roaming agreement for business customers.

3.         Explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.



          Keeping an eye on Alibaba Cloud, Aliyun – Part 1   
Alibaba's Jack Ma made headlines across the world last week by laying out a plan for rapid global expansion of China's e-commerce behemoth. In an Investor Conference held at the company's Xixi headquarters in Hangzhou, China, Ma made the bold claim that Alibaba could reach $1 trillion in gross merchandise value by 2021 by becoming the primary online store for 2 billion people, as well as by expanding into new areas, one of which is the international public cloud services business. While Alibaba's investor event was overshadowed somewhat by the news that Amazon will spend $13.7 billion in cash to acquire Whole Foods, the premium U.S. grocery store chain, Jack Ma unveiled a strategy with clear potential to disrupt the cloud market.

Meanwhile, business at Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) is 'fantastic' and is only going to get better this year, according to the company CFO. For the most recent fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2017, the company reported revenue of RMB 38,579 million ($5,605 million), an increase of 60% year-over-year, including:

•   Revenue from core commerce of RMB31,570 million ($4,587 million), up 47% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from cloud computing of RMB 2,163 million ($314 million), up 103% year-over-year.

•   Revenue from digital media and entertainment of RMB 3,927 million ($571 million), up 234% year-over-year.

Growth at the parent company is primarily being driven by the steady increase in active buyers on its ecommerce platforms, both in numbers and in the value of goods and services being transacted. Annual active buyers reached 454 million, an increase of 31 million from the 12-month period ended on March 31, 2016. Mobile monthly active users (MAUs) on Alibaba Group’s China retail marketplaces reached 507 million in March, up 97 million over March 2016. Gross merchandise volume (GMV) transacted on Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces in fiscal year 2017 was RMB 3,767 billion ($547 billion), up 22% compared to RMB 3,092 billion in fiscal year 2016.

Alibaba Cloud, or Aliyun as it is known in Chinese, is firmly established as the leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in mainland China and is moving rapidly to become a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider and a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) retailer. Some important Aliyun metrics emerged from the Investor presentation, including (with additional commentary):

·         Public cloud is growing: based on Gartner's figures from March 2017, Aliyun estimates the global public cloud market will amount to $245 billion in 2017, growing to $436 billion in 2021, a 15.9% CAGR.

·         China’s public cloud market is growing even faster, with Gartner figures showing China’s public cloud market, valued at $14 billion this year, growing to $25 billion in 2021, a 17.2% CAGR; by 2021, China’s share of the global public cloud market would still be under 6%, which seems odd given the country's share of global GDP is much higher and that ecommerce, social media and mobile technologies are booming in China - why so low versus the U.S. market?

·         Aliyun cited figures from IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market (IaaS), indicating it currently is the No.4 player in public cloud services worldwide, but with only a 3.2% share; No.1 was AWS, $8.4 billion, 46.1% share; No. 2 Microsoft, $1.4 billion, 7.6% share; No.3 IBM, $1.0 billion, 5.8% share; No.4 Alibaba, $0.57 billion, 3.2% share; No.5 Google, $0.519 billion, 2.9% share.

Clearly, AWS is dominating the public cloud market, especially in the U.S. The other U.S. public cloud players are investing aggressively to catch up and they too seem to have ambitions that reach to the sky. Alibaba's Jack Ma has previously been quoted in the press as saying that Alibaba would catch and surpass Amazon. When it comes to cloud services at least, this will be extremely difficult given its current 3.2% share versus AWS’ 46.1% share, and a capex budget that appears decisively smaller.

In its home market of China, Aliyun's IaaS revenue is equivalent to the next seven players combined. The numbers cited in IDC Tracker 2016 H1/H2 Global Cloud Market are as follows:

·         No.1 – Alibaba Group, $587 million, 40.7% market share

·         No.2 - China Telecom, $123 million, 8.5%

·         No.3 – Tencent, $106 million, 7.3%

·         No.4 – Kingsoft, $87 million, 6.0%

·         No.5 – Ucloud, $79 million, 5.5%

·         No.6 – Microsoft, $72 million, 5.0%

·         No.7 – China Unicom, $67 million, 4.6%

·         No.8 – AWS, $55 million, 3.8%

In addition, as of March 31, 2017 Aliyun had 874,000 paying customers, had 15 data centres worldwide and had 186 cloud service offers. It also claims a 96.7% retention rate amongst its top paying customers in Q1 2017 compared to a year earlier.

Over one-third of China’s Top 500 companies are on Alibaba Cloud, including China's Public Safety Bureau (PSB), CCTV, Sinopec, Sina Weibo, Xinhua News Agency,Toutiao, Geely, Mango TV, CEA, Quanmin Live, Panda TV and DJI, while two-thirds of Chinese Unicorn companies are on Alibaba Cloud. Global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) now available on Aliyun include Accenture, SAP, Docker, here, SUSE, Haivision, Wowza, AppScale, AppEX, Hillstone, Checkpoint Software Technologies, Hitachi Data Systems and Red Hat.


Aliyun’s Computing Conference 2016 was attended by over 40,000 developers in person, with more than 7 million viewers online. At its investor conference, Aliyun also disclosed a number of major international brands that are now using its services, including Schneider Electric, Shisheido, Philips, Nestle and Vodafone, which is a good start. Nevertheless, attracting international companies will be harder, first, because Alibaba has only just recently begun building data centres outside of China, and two, they will be much less known and trusted than established brands such as IBM.


          Ducati’s Secret Weapon: Carbon Fiber Öhlins Fork Tubes   

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          Nokia – IP networks re-imagined   
Recently we have seen Cisco predict that busy hour global IP traffic will grow 4.6-fold (35% CAGR) from 2016 to 2021, reaching 4.3 Pb/s by 2021, compared to average Internet traffic that will grow 3.2-fold (26% CAGR) over the same period to reach 717 Tb/s by 2021. The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, released earlier this week, calculates that the total traffic in mobile networks increased by 70% between the end of Q1 2016 and the end of Q1 2017. And now, Nokia Bell Labs has just announced its own prediction: IP traffic will more than double in the next five years, reaching 330 exabytes per month by 2022 while growing at a 25% CAGR. The company anticipates that peak data rates will grow even faster at nearly 40% annually. Nokia Bell Labs also predicts that 3D/4K/UHD will experience a 4.79x growth from 2017 – 22, that wireless traffic will experience 7.5x growth from 2017 – 22, and that worldwide IoT devices to grow from 12bn in 2017 to 100bn in 2025.

Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine

Nokia's processing engine sets the stage for perhaps the most significant announcement from the company since the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks in 2015. In a press event entitled 'IP networks reimagined', Nokia unveiled its FP4 silicon, featuring the 'first' 2.4 Tbit/s network processor, up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available. The proprietary chipset is designed for a new class of petabit-class routers.

Core routers traditionally have been the 'big iron' that powers the heart of the Internet. It is a product category dominated by Cisco, Huawei, Juniper and Nokia, including via its existing 7950 XRS routing platform. However, the market has been in flux. Earlier this month, Dell’Oro Group reported a significant break in Q1 17 with Huawei taking the top spot from Cisco in the core router market for the first time. The report also found Huawei taking over second spot from Nokia in the SP edge router and CES market. The primary reason cited for this shift is that the SP core routing business is only growing at a low single-digit rate, while China Mobile is defying the trend with significant investments in their IP core backbone, for which Huawei is the lead supplier. Nevertheless, the overall predictions for rapid growth in IP traffic over the coming five years makes it more likely that service providers will need a significant refresh of their core backbones to handle hundreds of 100 or 400 Gbit/s connections at major nodes.

Nokia's previous generation FP3 chipset, unveiled by Alcatel-Lucent in June 2011 and launched in 2012, packed 288 RISC cores operating at 1 GHz and leveraged 40 nm process technology; the FP2 chipset offered 112 cores at 840 MHz and was built in 90 nm. This network processor lineage can be traced back to TiMetra Networks, a start-up based in Mountain View, California that launched its first carrier-class routing platforms in 2003.

TiMetra, which was headed by Basil Alwan, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent later in 2003 for approximately $150 million in stock. The product line went on to become the highly successful 7450, 7750 and eventually 7950 carrier platforms - the basis for the IP division at Alcatel-Lucent. Not bad for an idea from a small start-up to grow into the star platform underpinning all of Alcatel-Lucent + Nokia Siemens Networks.

In a launch day webcast, Basil Alwan, now president of Nokia's IP/Optical Networks business group, said we are moving into a new phase of the Internet requiring 'cloud-scale routing'. First, he noted that there is market confusion between Internet-class routers and core data centre switches, which are being used to power the hyperscale infrastructure of the Internet content providers. High-end, data centre spine switches are capable of routing packets at high rates and can handle access control lists (ACLs). Likewise, conventional big iron core routers can switch data flows, and are sometimes deployed in data centres. However, there have been tradeoffs when this role reversal happens. Nokia's new FP4 chipset aims to fix that.

First multi-terabit NPU silicon

Six years have passed since the FP3, or roughly two cycles in the evolution of Moore's Law, so naturally one would expect the new silicon to be smaller, faster and more powerful and efficient. But Alwan said the company took its time to rethink how the packet processing works at the silicon level. To begin with, Nokia redesigned the onboard memory, employing 2.5D and 3D layouts on 16 nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. The single chip contains 22 dies, including memory stacks and control logic. It runs at 2.4 Tbit/s half-duplex, or 6x more capacity than the current generation 400 Gbit/s FP3 chipset. The FP4 will support full terabit IP flows. All conventional routing capabilities are included. Deep classification capabilities include enhanced packet intelligence and control, policy controls, telemetry and security.

The FP4 could be used to provide an in-service upgrade to Nokia's current line of core routers and carrier switches. It will also be used to power a new family of 7750 SR-s series routers designed for single-node, cloud scale density. In terms of specs, the SR-s boasts a 144 Tbit/s configuration supporting port densities of up to 144 future terabit links, 288 x 400 Gbit/s ports, or 1,440 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Absolute capacity could be doubled for a maximum of 288 Tbit/s configuration. It runs the same software as the company's widely-deployed systems. The first 7750 SR-s boxes are already running in Nokia labs and the first commercial shipments are expected in Q4.

Nokia is also introducing a chassis extension option to push its router into petabit territory. Without using the switching shelf concept employed in the multi-chassis designs of its competitors, Nokia is offering the means to integrate up to six of its 7750 SRS-s routers into a single system. This results in 576 Tbit/s of capacity, enough for densities of up to 2,880 x 100 GBE ports or 720 x 400 Gbit/s ports. Adding up the numbers, it is not truly petabit-class, but at 576 Tbit/s it is more than halfway there.

Network telemetry leads to security
Another interesting twist concerns security and petabit-class routing. In December 2016, Nokia agreed to acquire Deepfield, a start-up specialising in real-time analytics for IP network performance management and security. Deepfield, founded in 2011 and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has developed an analytics platform that identifies over 30,000 popular cloud applications and services. Its Internet Genome tracks how traffic runs to and through networks to reach subscribers, in real time, and without the need for probes, taps and monitors in the network itself. At the time of the deal, Nokia said it would integrate Deepfield big data analytics with the dynamic control capabilities of open SDN platforms, such as the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) and Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Expanding on this idea, Alwan said Deepfield can really leverage the routers rather than probes to understand what is happening to the traffic. Fewer probes mean lower investment. More importantly, Deepfield could be used to track DDoS attacks passing through the core of the network rather than at the edge destination target. The new FP4 silicon is said to be a very good match for this application.


          Huawei Marine Selected for Cameroon-Brazil Subsea cable   
Huawei Marine, the joint venture between Huawei Technologies and UK-based Global Marine Systems, announced it has been contracted by China Unicom and Cameroon government-owned infrastructure operator Camtel to construct the South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL), marking the official commencement of the SAIL cable system implementation phase.

Funded with investment from China Unicom and Camtel, the SAIL system will link Cameroon and Brazil and span around 6,000 km. The cable system will comprise 4 fibre pairs and offer a design capacity of 32 Tbit/s based on Huawei Marine’s advanced 100 Gbit/s technology.

The SAIL system will be the first direct access cable to connect Africa and South America, and on completion is designed to provide a reliable, high-quality intercontinental communications infrastructure between the two developing regions.



  • Huawei Marine originally announced that it had been commissioned to construct the Cameroon-Brazil cable system, initially called Cameroon-Brazil Cable System (CBCS), in October 2015.
  • Also in 2015, Huawei Marine announced it had started marine installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), Cameroon's first wholly-owned submarine cable and part funded by the Cameroon government. Spanning around 1,100 km, the NCSCS directly connects Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria and will deliver 12.8 Tbit/s of capacity.
  • Camtel states that to date it has deployed more than 8,000 km of fibre that connects the ten regional chief towns in Cameroon, as well as around 60 divisional/sub-divisional chief towns and hundreds of rural communities; it also provides connectivity to CEMAC region countries including Chad. The company is aiming to build a network spanning over 20,000 km.


          Spectra7, providing chips for high-speed connectivity, raises $4.6m   
Spectra7 Microsystems of San Jose, California, a developer of high performance analogue semiconductors, announced that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of 11,500,000 units at a price of 40c per unit, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option, for aggregate gross proceeds of $4.6 million.

Spectra7 stated that the public offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuiy and including Eight Capital and Echelon Wealth Partners.

In addition to the public offering, the company announced that it has closed the first tranche of its private placement of units, as previously announced on June 7th, pursuant to which it issued 3,280,750 units for additional gross proceeds of $1.31 million, including subscriptions by its CEO and certain directors of the company.

Each unit issued through the offerings comprises one common share and one-half of a common share purchase warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one common share for 55c per share for a period of two years after closing of the offerings.

Spectra7 stated that the net proceeds from the offerings will be used to fund R&D and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Separately, the company announced amendments to its $6.50 million senior secured term loan facility with MidCap Financial. The amendments include extending the commencement date for principal payments under the loan facility by a year to June 1, 2018, and the option to extend the maturity date of the facility by a further year upon satisfaction of certain conditions.

In relation to the amendments, Spectra7 has issued warrants to purchase up to 750,000 common shares, with each warrant exercisable for a period of five years into one common share at a price of 39c.

For its most recent quarter ended March 31, 2017, Spectra7 reported revenue of $2.7 million, up 8% versus $2.5 million a year earlier, with gross margin as a percentage of revenue for the quarter at 60%, flat sequentially.


* In January, Spectra7 demonstrated what it claimed as the first QSFP28 Double Density (QSFP28-DD) active copper cable (ACC) integrating its new GaugeChanger Plus GC2502 silicon. It also stated it would begin sampling GaugeChanger Plus QSFP28-DD active copper modules to data centre cable assembly companies during the quarter.

Using the linear design of its GC2502, Spectra7 noted that the modules can support both NRZ and PAM4 signalling, enabling 200 or 400 Gigabit Ethernet transmissions over the same cable.

* Spectra7 also announced sampling of IEEE COM-compliant SFP28 and QSFP28 active copper modules to Tier 1 cable assembly and data centre customers in North America and Asia. It noted the modules were available for evaluation and qualification by customers such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu and Alibaba, as well as data centre equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, HP, Dell and Hauwei.


* Spectra7 is an analogue semiconductor company delivering solutions enabling high bandwidth, speed and resolution for electronics manufacturers addressing broadband connectivity markets. Based in San Jose, the company has design centres in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland and Little Rock, Arkansas.


          MPLS-TP OpenFlow extensions approved   
ZTE announced that the 'MPLS-TP OpenFlow Protocol Extensions for SPTN' (ONF TS-029) technical document proposed by China Mobile has become a formal standard of the ONF (Open Networking Foundation) after receiving unanimous approval from the forum's board of directors.

The release of MPLS-TP OpenFlow Protocol Extensions for SPTN is intended to provide a foundation for interworking between devices from heterogeneous vendors, and between devices and controllers. ZTE noted that China Mobile's large-scale deployment of software-defined packet transport network (SPTN) devices provides an example for other operators, while five operators are believed to be planning to implement the standard in the near future.

ZTE stated that packet transport network (PTN) technology features separate forwarding/control and a centralised management architecture, while OpenFlow offers an open protocol that performs programmable control for flow tables on the forwarding plane. In addition, an abstract adaptation layer supporting OpenFlow to encapsulate the existing forwarding functions of PTN is intended to provide an efficient means of enabling PTN devices with open and software-defined features.

Additionally, this design is expected to facilitate the commercialisation of PTN devices supporting SDN and thereby accelerate the development of the SPTN supply chain.

It was noted that China Mobile has a longstanding commitment to SPTN technology, in mid-2015, working with ZTE, Broadcom and Microsemi, establishing a discussion group within the ONF to research device specifications for SPTN based on OpenFlow and table type pattern (TTP).

In November 2015, a first ONF draft was proposed based on SPTN TTP that extended flow tables, group tables and related fields supporting MPLS-TP, expanded the OF-Config protocol to support QOS, OAM, protection and alarm performance configuration, and leveraged local OAM processing units to ensure a 50 ms protection switching time.

In tandem with the draft specification, China Mobile also organised lab tests for SPTN devices complying with the specifications and amended the document in accordance with the test results. The draft document was subsequently passed for review by experts from a number of ONF technical groups and adopted as a formal standard.

ZTE stated that MPLS-TP OpenFlow Protocol Extensions for SPTN standard is supported by the SPTN industrial supply chain, including chip manufacturers Broadcom, Microsemi, Centec and Marvell, equipment providers ZTE, Ericsson, Fiberhome, Raisecom, Greenwell, Chuling and Huahuan, instrument manufacturer Spirent and open source software Open Daylight and ONOS.

To date it is estimated that more than 50 operators have deployed MPLS-TP-based PTN devices at scale, including China Mobile, which purchased around 590,000 group customer devices compliant with the SPTN TTP standard in 2016. In addition, six equipment vendors have worked with China Mobile to deploy the networks.



          Claro Brazil partners with Huawei to launch 4.5G    
Huawei announced that Claro Brazil recently launched what is claimed to be the first commercial 4.5G network in Brazil, incorporating 4 x 4 MIMO, carrier aggregation (CA) and 256QAM technology, in the city of Brasilia.

Claro demonstrated 4.5G data rates averaging 250 Mbit/s on compatible smartphones during the release ceremony in Brasilia, which is claimed to be around ten times the average rate delivered on the existing 4G network. Claro also announced its new tariff policy at the event, which features increased data allowances for existing packages.

Huawei noted that as smartphones featuring support for both 4 x 4 MIMO and 256QAM become available in the market, users will be able to access the enhanced capabilities offered by the 4.5G network. On the network side, Claro is able to provide mobile Internet access with fibre-like speeds to mobile customers with suitable devices.

Huawei noted that 4.5G Evolution helps operators enhance their networks by introducing 5G technologies into existing 4G networks. This can allow operators to trial 5G-like services and develop the business models that 5G will support in the future.

Separately, Huawei announced that working with French operator SFR it had completed the first pre-commercial field verification of 4 x 4 MIMO technology in France, enabling a downlink throughput of 628.3 Mbit/s using a commercially available phone on SFR's 4.5G network.

The tests with SFR involved a commercial phone operating on the live SFR 4.5G network and served to verify that the use of 4 x 4 MIMO, combined with 2 CC carrier aggregation and 256QAM modulation, can enable throughput of up to 628.3 Mbit/s. Huawei noted that SFR is aiming to extend its 4.5G network coverage to 90% of customers in France by the end of the year, and to increase this to 99% during 2018.


Commenting on the network launch, Claro CEO Paulo César Teixeira said, "The commercial release of the 4.5G network, with 4 x 4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, 700 MHz spectrum activation and advanced modulation, will help the Brazilian communications industry to play a significant role in the worldwide arena, as the country is a pioneer in this technology… Claro will use the recently acquired 700 MHz frequency band as a part of its ongoing effort to build a quality, next-gen mobile network nationwide".



          ABI forecasts $1.7bn market over 5 yrs for unlicensed/shared spectrum   
According to ABI Research's latest Network Evolution in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum report, which explores the use of unlicensed and shared spectrum, technologies enabling the utilisation of this spectrum type are not only attracting interest from established mobile network operators for low cost network densification, but also from new entrants to the market.

ABI finds that this interest is due to the opportunities that the network technologies offer for densification, neutral hosts, as well as enterprise and private network operators. The research firm predicts that new LTE unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies will create a $1.7 billion hardware market over the next 5 years encompassing LTE Unlicensed, CBRS (citizens broadband radio service) and MulteFire technology.

ABI notes that as a result of the power restrictions inherent with unlicensed and shared spectrum, the technologies are most suitable for small cell indoor or venue deployments. Based on low or no spectrum acquisition costs, plus deployment economics comparable to WiFi, ABI forecasts that demand for in-building wireless penetration in the mid-sized and enterprise verticals will increase dramatically and account for more than half of in-building small cell shipments in 2021.

The research firm reports that numerous companies are developing in technology in this area, ranging from the Spectrum Access System (SAS) providers and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators for CBRS, including Alphabet, CommScope, Federated Wireless, to small cell and infrastructure vendors such as BaiCells, Casa Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, ip.access, Nokia, Ruckus and SpiderCloud.

With regards to CBRS, which uses the 3.5 GHz band, ABI notes that an indication that the technology will transform the in-building wireless and mobile industries is that the CBRS Alliance, which advocates for CBRS technology, counts as members all four major U.S. mobile operators, namely AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as major MSOs, Comcast and Charter Communications, plus Google, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.

Commenting on the report, Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research, said, "LTE-U/LAA appeals to MNOs planning to densify but with insufficient spectrum or the capex to acquire it… while MulteFire and CBRS promise low network build-out costs with economics that threaten to disrupt the DAS market... the technologies appeal to service providers as CBRS pioneers a significant change in spectrum management…. (and) traditional spectrum refarming cannot match the mobile broadband throughput demands with the migration to 5G".



          TWC9: .NET Core 2 (and Friends) Preview 2, .future, Imagine Cup 2017, “Adventures of Ninja Cat" Theme and more... | This Week On Channel 9   

This week on Channel 9, [Host 1] and [Host 2] discuss the week's top developer news, including;

Picks of the Week!

Please leave a comment or email us at twc9@microsoft.com.

 



          Introducing Azure DB for PostgreSQL | Azure Friday   

Saloni Sonpal joins Scott Hanselman to discuss the newest offering of the Azure Database family – Azure Database for PostgreSQL, which provides a managed database service for app development and deployment with a Postgres database in minutes and scale on the fly.

For more information, see Azure Database for PostgreSQL.


          Global Aircraft Sensors Market Analysis by Application, Product Types and Regions with Forecast to 2022   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 09, 2017 ) Global Aircraft Sensors Market report is replete with detailed analysis from a thorough research, especially on questions that border on market size, development environment, futuristic developments, operation situation, pathways and trend of Aircraft Sensors. All...
          Coding4Fun Second Quarter 2017 Round-Up   

Scanning this past Quarter's posts, it's pretty easy to see some meta-themes. IoT, VS 2017, UWP and lots of Pi... :)

Coding4Fun Blog

Cloning Your VS 2017 Packages
Small Basic is Now Available in the Windows Store
C64ForTheWin - C64 Development on your Windows Machine
Squish That Whitespace
One Browser Extension Tutorial to Rule...
Cortana goes IoT
Menees VS Tools Updated for Visual Studio 2017
ReactXP - A library for building cross-platform apps
"Happy Path” to IoT
Functioning Private Visual Studio Gallery via Azure Functions
dotnet CLI Tool Build Redux
Sock IoT with this Azure Connected System-on-a-chip Project
Breaking the Breakpoint Blues with the Breakpoint Generator
Rion's "Contributing to .NET for Dummies"
End-to-End IoT with Azure Services
Adding Fire to your Coding with Fira Code Font
Keeping Track of Your Code's Performance with CodeTrack
Hello World .NET Core Pi
Make Visual Studio Zoom with Font Sizer
Scratch is Ten!
Raspberry PI ASP.NET Core MVC
WTS FTW 10T (Windows Template Studio For The Windows 10 Template)
Get Started with the Cortana Skills Kit
OpenZWave for UWP and .NET
dotnet new Template Creator
ToDo - Voice Activated IoT RPi ToDo List
Don't Skimp Code Security, Check Out DevSkim
Leveling Up with MonoGame and XML
iBeacons and UWP
CodeMaid Gets Some VB Loving and more...
From 0 to 100 with this ASP.NET Core/AngularX Project Template
Raspberry Pi Online Simulator and Azure IoT
Code Analysis at Compile? Why? Do it Live!
VSCode Your Next PWA
Getting Started with Azure IoT
Remarkable Comments with Remarker
Windows Template Studio (WTS) 1.1 Now Available

Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery

HoloOCR'ing
Kinecting to Art
HoloLens Terminator Vision
Kinect to HoloLens with Hololens-Kinect
Visual Gesture Builder (VGB)
HoloLens, Kinect and Telepresence
UrhoSharp HoloLens
Kinect to Your Inner Actor/Actress with Play The Knave
Kinect to Bouldering Pong
Kinect to Joints... Rotations that is...
Kinect to Zen Meditation
Kinect to at Home Rehab
HoloToolkit Setup - June Edition

Just June's Posts...

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ToDo - Voice Activated IoT RPi ToDo List
Don't Skimp Code Security, Check Out DevSkim
Leveling Up with MonoGame and XML
iBeacons and UWP
CodeMaid Gets Some VB Loving and more...
From 0 to 100 with this ASP.NET Core/AngularX Project Template
Raspberry Pi Online Simulator and Azure IoT
Code Analysis at Compile? Why? Do it Live!
VSCode Your Next PWA
Getting Started with Azure IoT
Remarkable Comments with Remarker
Windows Template Studio (WTS) 1.1 Now Available

Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery

Kinect to Bouldering Pong
Kinect to Joints... Rotations that is...
Kinect to Zen Meditation
Kinect to at Home Rehab
HoloToolkit Setup - June Edition

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          Kimberley development stifled by water-licensing rules, Gina Rinehart says   

Billionaire Gina Rinehart wants to draw more water from the Kimberley's Fitzroy River for her Liveringa cattle station, but the proposal has Indigenous and environmental groups concerned.


          This New Alzheimer's Discovery Could Be The Key To Developing Future Treatments   
A new Alzheimer's study has uncovered a finding that may prove indispensable to how the disease is treated.
          Adorable Nintendo Switch Concept Art Will Melt Your Heart   

Along with the leaked documents that revealed Nintendo Switch save transfer support could be en route, there came a series of hand-drawn sketches that may well melt your heart. This stunning Nintendo Switch concept art series was drawn up in the early days of Switch development, back when it was still called the Nintendo NX. None […]

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          4 Abandoned Projects Star Trek Should Revisit   

With Star Trek: Discovery premiering in the fall and a fourth movie in development, it’s a good time to be a Star Trek fan. But with so many good offerings in our immediate future, it’s easy to forget the discarded projects that could have been part of the franchise. With that in mind, let’s look at some […]

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          Re: This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!   
Our corporate (and academic) taskmasters have developed the buzzwords around "goals" and "achievement" as a way to reward compliant, conformist behavior. So "must have goals" is an easy get-out-of-jail-free card for a dating scenario. If I end up thinking your workout regime isn't intense enough, your dog is the wrong breed, your vegetables aren't the right kind of organic, you don't (or do) like IPAs, [fill in the annoying blank], then I can just say our goals don't align and ghost you. Magic!
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          Twenty-nine; life as a 28-year-old   
Today I turned twenty-nine years old! This is fantastic. I’m making good progress towards my goal of becoming a little old lady living an awesome life. =) Here’s the bird’s-eye view, with links to annual reviews whenever I remembered to write them: 19 years old: Finished university, got into open source development 20 years old: […]
          Improving VNS therapy: ElectroCore CEO Amato on gammaCore and its slated July launch   

Neuroscience tech developer ElectroCore said recently it plans to launch its handheld gammaCore vagus nerve stimulation device in the US in mid-July, after having won clearance from the FDA in April for treating episodic cluster headaches. Unlike other vagus nerve stimulation devices, the gammaCore is an external handheld device with no implanted component, designed to […]

The post Improving VNS therapy: ElectroCore CEO Amato on gammaCore and its slated July launch appeared first on MassDevice.


          Myomo touts reduced upper extremity impairment in MyoPro trial   

Myomo yesterday released results from an investigator-led study of its MyoPro myoelectric orthotic, touting reduced upper extremity impairment with the use of the device. Cambridge, Mass.-based Myomo develops and produces myoelectric orthotics for patients with neuromuscular disorders, including its flagship MyoPro line. The orthosis devices are non-invasive, powered braces used to support weak or deformed […]

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          Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation - Brooklyn, NY   
Develop and maintain a Cash Flow projection to ensure BNYDC has the necessary resources to meet its goals....
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          Payroll Specialist - CHS Payroll & HR - Brooklyn, NY   
We have continuously for over 10 years set new standards in the payroll service arena . This eagerness to move forward has helped us develop products and...
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          Salesforce Application Development Manager   
MD-Gaithersburg, I have a full time job opportunity in Gaithersburg, MD that is looking for a Salesforce Development Manager. Please see the job description below and let me know if you have any questions. Please send your resume in Word format. Responsibilities: Manage, prioritize and direct the work of the Applications Development team to accomplish projects and achieve specified goals Provide technical leadersh
          Assistant Director of Development - St. Joseph's College, New York - Brooklyn, NY   
Ability to listen is essential. Ensure all leadership level and scholarship donors receive annual consistent accounting of their impact of their gift to St....
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          LipoSeuticals closes Series A for novel drug delivery tech   

LipoSeuticals said today that it closed a financing round for an undisclosed amount led by Hong Kong-based life sciences fund, Delos Capital. The company has developed a sugar-lipid polymer-based formulation, Sulocence, which boosts drug stability and solubility. LipoSeuticals said it is applying the drug delivery technology to the reformulation of an array of marketed specialty drugs. […]

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          Anchoring Quality Micro-Credentials in the Credentialing Landscape   
In response to industry feedback on gaps in the clean energy credentialing landscape, IREC has worked behind the scenes with a myriad of partners for the past three years to develop a valid and trusted framework for high-quality micro-credentials. Today, we see emerging as a pressing priority quality third-party validation of specialty skills both for clean energy allied professions, whose jobs “touch” renewable or energy efficiency technology in some way, and for add-on skills for full-scope credentials that currently exist within the clean energy professions.
          Senior Internal Auditor - USI Insurance Services - Glen Allen, VA   
Superior knowledge of auditing standards, accounting principles, and information technology controls. Proven leader with the desire to motivate and develop...
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          Sales Associate - Country Fair, Inc. - Olean, NY   
Some are regular customers, some are first time guests in our stores. Job Skills – You’ll learn how a business operates and develop people skills that will be...
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          Cloud Engineer to work in a high volume Data Center - etouch - San Jose, CA   
Develop detailed run-books on internal wiki. Maintain CHEF cookbooks provisioning new machines and maintaining upgrades and configurations....
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          Machine Learning Systems Developer - Cisco - San Jose, CA   
We Are Cisco. Overall, your role will be to ensure the smooth operation of our internal data and machine learning systems....
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          Reply To: How can i hide some ads in some categories?   

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<?php if( is_category( array('news', 'blog') ) || is_single() && in_category( array('news', 'blog') )) { ?>
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          Director of Network Engineering - Intersection - New York, NY   
Hands on experience and deep knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, or Alcatel-Lucent network gear. Collaborate with business partners on solutions development and...
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          Zecotek China Working with PET OEMs and Gaining Access to Industries Beyond Medical Scanning   

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ZMS) (FRANKFURT: W1I) (OTC PINK: ZMSPF), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for healthcare, industrial and scientific markets, is pleased to provide an update to the forming of its new China based subsidiary Zecotek China Ltd. The formation of the new subsidiary has accelerated the potential adoption of the LFS by medical scanner developers as well as non-medical OEMs in China. Zecotek China is working closely with new medical and non-medical OEMs. Testing of the LFS crystals have been completed and we expect to receive purchase orders in the near future.

          An App For Exploring Albany   
Developers of a new smartphone app hope it will allow residents and visitors to explore Albany in a new way.
           Demolition for development : a critical analysis of official urban imaginaries in past and present UK cities    
Mah, Alice. (2012) Demolition for development : a critical analysis of official urban imaginaries in past and present UK cities. Journal of Historical Sociology, Volume 25 (Number 1). pp. 151-176. ISSN 0952-1909
          Junior/Senior Drupal Software Developer - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Basic knowledge of how layers work, and the use of some the more important tools that are required for taking apart the design and deriving all the images for...
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          Business Development Representative (Atlanta) - CMA-CGM - Case, ON   
Good Computer Skills in basic Word, Excel, Power Point. CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R....
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          Jackleg Development Miner - Dumas Mining - Bissett, MB   
Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mining Module. Take on the challenges and rewards of a career that will take you far....
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          Jackleg Development Miner - Dumas Contracting Ltd. - Bissett, MB   
Description Position at Dumas Now Hiring: Jackleg Miners - Cohiba Mine, Bissett MB Take on the challenges and rewards of a career that will take you far....
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          Great Chromebook & G Suite PD on Both Coasts   
Summer is here and it's a great time to learn new skills and brush-up on old ones. If your school is moving to Chromebooks and or G Suite for Education, I have two great professional development opportunities to share with you.

Folks on the west coast should look into Beyond Tech Ed's two day training classes happening in Palm Springs, California on August 2nd and 3rd. Use the code FAMILY25 to receive a great discount on your registration.


If you're on the east coast, join me in Portland, Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 20th and 21st. Teachers in Maine should email me for special discount code.

Disclosure: Beyond Tech Ed is an advertiser on this blog. 
             

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          Front Row Offers Differentiated Resources for Social Studies Instruction   
Front Row has developed a great reputation over the last couple of years for the differentiated math and ELA resources that it offers to teachers and students. This week at ISTE 17 I sat down with the CEO of Front Row to take a look at the new social studies resources that Front Row is offering.

Front Row's new social studies resources are organizing into fifteen units. The units cover the topics most commonly included in social studies classes in the United States. Some of those unit topics are Civil Rights, the American Revolution, and Economics. Within each topic in you will find articles and discussion questions for your students.

Applications for Education
Front Row lets you choose from multiple versions of the same article to distribute to your students. You can give the same version of an article to all students or give different versions to individual students in your classroom. Front Row has a short diagnostic test for your students to take when they join your Front Row classroom. The results of that diagnostic test can help you identify which version of each article to give to your students.

Register for Teaching History With Technology where you'll learn how to use many more tools like Front Row in your social studies lessons. 
             

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          Junior Business Development Executive   
Who we are? Established in 2008, ArchDaily.com is the world's largest architecture website with more than 13 million monthly visitors. We currently have operations in the USA, China, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru and a team of 60 people from a ......
          Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market to Grow at a CAGR of 62.81 Percent over the Period 2013-2018   

A therapeutic vaccine is a biological combination developed to improve immunity by inducing an attack against a diseased cell or tissue. This differs from prophylactic vaccines, which are administered to an individual with a disease in order to induce a defense mechanism.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/25/2014 -- A therapeutic vaccine is a biological combination developed to improve immunity by inducing an attack against a diseased cell or tissue. This differs from prophylactic vaccines, which are administered to an individual with a disease in order to induce a defense mechanism. There are two approved cancer therapeutic vaccines on the market; Provenge and Oncophage. Additionally, a large number of therapeutic vaccines are under clinical development and are expected to be approved for use during the forecast period.

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TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Therapeutic Vaccines market to grow at a CAGR of 62.81 percent over the period 2013-2018.

Covered in this Report
This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Therapeutic Vaccine market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of various therapeutic vaccines available in the market.

TechNavio's report, the Global Therapeutic Vaccines Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Therapeutic Vaccines market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Regions:

- Americas
- EMEA
- APAC

Key Vendors:

- Agenus Inc.
- Bavarian Nordic A/S.
- Dendreon Corp.
- GlaxoSmithKline plc
- Novartis International AG

Other Prominent Vendors:

- AFFiRiS AG.
- Argos Therapeutics Inc.
- Celldex Therapeutics Inc.
- CEL-SCI Corp.
- Cytos Biotechnology AG
- GlobeImmune Inc.
- NewLink Genetics Corp.
- NovaRx Corp.
- Oncothyreon Inc.
- TVAX Biomedical Inc.
- TapImmune Inc.
- Vical Inc.
- Vaccinogen Inc.

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          Global Automotive Market Is Expected to Reach over $245 Billion by 2020   

Automotive Refinish Coatings Market 2012-2020, report published by Allied Market Research at ReportsandIntelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- The automotive refinish coating market provides for coating of automotives. The global automotive market is expected to reach over $245 billion by 2020; therefore, the market for refinish coating can expect good revenue. The key driver for the market is increase in the number of vehicles in operation. It is expected that the number of car users in developing countries would reach around three to four billion in the next 30 years.

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However, the North American and European market is expected to be flat due to the economic downtimes and enhanced road safety parameters. The automotive market is not expected to grow in these regions until the recession settles down; therefore, the automotive refinish market is dependent on developing economies. The major challenge for companies in the market is to overcome the refinish coating requirements of two-wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles as the market is largely dependent on car markets.

The key companies profiled in the report are DuPont Performance Coating, Axalta Coating Systems, BASF SE, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd, Akzo Nobel N.V, KCC Corp, Noroo Paint Coatings Co. Ltd., PPG Industries Inc., and Matrix System Automotive Finishes.

KEY BENEFITS:

-This report provides market intelligence with respect to solvent type, vehicle refinish type and geographies

-Deep dive of top factors impacting the market growth

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five forces, top investment pockets are analyzed and presented in detail in the report

-SWOT analysis and strategic developments are included in the report for key players

-Study of the challenges and opportunities available in the automotive refinish coatings market

-Market estimates for automotive refinish coatings market and its sub-segments

-Identification of the key strategies adopted by major market players engaged in the market

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Market Segments are:

-Global Market, By Solvent Type
-Global Market, By Vehicle Refinishing Type
-Global Market, By Geography

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          Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Market, Trend, Forecast, Research Report, Size, Share   

Report title '2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry' is published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/16/2014 -- Research Report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry Market 2014 was a professional and depth research report on Global and China Potassium Perchlorate industry that you would know Global and China Potassium Perchlorate Industry market conditions. The report firstly introduced Potassium Perchlorate basic information including Potassium Perchlorate definition classification application and chain overview.

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Then introduced 2009-2014 Global and China Potassium Perchlorate capacity production market share supply demand shortage import export consumption etc. It was also listed Potassium Perchlorate upstream raw materials , downstream analysis and Potassium Perchlorate marketing channels industry development trend and proposals. In the end, The report introduced Potassium Perchlorate new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also given related research conclusions and development trend analysis on China Potassium Perchlorate industry. In a word, it was a depth research report on China Potassium Perchlorate industry.

The report including five parts, the first part mainly introduced the product conception and market conditions; the second parts mainly demonstrated the market condition about the top 5 in the industry; the third part mainly analyzed the chain structure about the up and down Stream; the fourth part mainly analyzed the market entry and feasibility; the fifth part is the report conclusion chapter.

Table of Contents:

Part I 
Chapter One Potassium Perchlorate Industry Overview
1.1 Potassium Perchlorate Definition
1.2 Potassium Perchlorate Classification Analysis
Chapter Two International Potassium Perchlorate Market Analysis
2.1 Potassium Perchlorate International Market Development History
2.2 Potassium Perchlorate Product and Technology Developments
2.3 Potassium Perchlorate Competitive Landscape Analysis
Chapter Three China Potassium Perchlorate Market Analysis
3.1 Potassium Perchlorate China Market Development History
3.2 Potassium Perchlorate Product and Technology Developments
3.3 Potassium Perchlorate Competitive Landscape Analysis

Part II
Chapter Eight 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast
8.1 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Capacity Production Overview
8.2 2009-2014 Potassium Perchlorate Production Market Share Analysis
Chapter Nine Potassium Perchlorate Key Manufacturers Analysis
9.1 Jieguang Chemical
9.1.1 Company Profile
9.1.2 Product Picture and Specification

Part III
Chapter Eleven Up Stream Industry Analysis
11.1 Upstream Raw Materials Price Analysis 
11.2 Upstream Equipments Market Analysis 
11.3 Upstream Raw Materials Market Analysis

Part IV
Chapter Fourteen Potassium Perchlorate Industry Development Proposals
14.1 Macroeconomic Development Countermeasures
14.2 New Firms Enter Market Strategy
14.3 New Project Investment Proposals
14.4 Marketing Channel Strategy Proposals

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          2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino Acids Calcium Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/15/2014 -- Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled "2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino acids calcium Industry." The report is prepared by industry experts that provide intuitive knowledge to numerous market participants.

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth. The report has thoroughly analyzed major regional powers that contribute significantly to the amino acid calcium market. Significant geographies such as North America, Europe and Asia are deeply analyzed in their role towards the development of the market.

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The report gives extensive information on market products, types, segments and important regional players. Further, the report includes crucial amino acid calcium industry's future growth rate and developmental plans that has been formulated during the forecast period. The detailed study would provide a comprehensive picture of the market conditions such as product price, capacity, profit, production, supply & demand and capacity utilization.

The experts have properly prepared the amino acids calcium market's SWOT analysis, investment return analysis and feasibility analysis.

The reports comprehensively cover all the market areas that would help global players in formulating their market strategies and evaluating the overall market chain. The report study is divided into 6 parts; the first part consists of basic market information. The second, third and fourth part studies the amino acid calcium market for Asia, North America and Europe, respectively. The fifth part provides the statistical data on investment and market entries. The last part consists of the conclusion.

The report also provides information on global players that influence the market growth.

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Part I Amino acids calcium Industry Overview

Chapter One Amino acids calcium Industry Overview

Chapter Two Amino acids calcium Up and Down Stream Industry Analysis

Part II Asia Amino acids calcium Industry(The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Three Asia Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Four 2009-2014 Asia Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Five Asia Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Six Asia Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part III North American Amino acids calcium Industry (The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Seven North American Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Eight 2009-2014 North American Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Nine North American Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Ten North American Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part IV Europe Amino acids calcium Industry Analysis(The Report Company Including The Below Listed But Not All)

Chapter Eleven Europe Amino acids calcium Market Analysis

Chapter Twelve 2009-2014 Europe Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Thirteen Europe Amino acids calcium Key Manufacturers Analysis

Chapter Fourteen Europe Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

Part V Amino acids calcium Marketing Channels and Investment Feasibility

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Chapter Seventeen Amino acids calcium New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis

Part VI Global Amino acids calcium Industry Conclusions

Chapter Eighteen 2009-2014 Global Amino acids calcium Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast

Chapter Nineteen Global Amino acids calcium Industry Development Trend

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          Global Printing Ink Market to 2018 in Nearly 70 Countries - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Printing Ink Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries, report published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/05/2014 -- Global Printing Ink Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Nearly 70 Countries is a comprehensive publication that enables readers the critical perspectives to be able to evaluate the world market for printing ink. The publication provides the market size, growth and forecasts at the global level as well as other countries.

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The market data covers the years 2007-2018. The market information includes the total market size for printing ink as well as the market size and trends.

The market data covers the years 2007-2018. The major questions answered in this comprehensive publication include:

What is the global market size for printing ink?
What is the printing ink market size in nearly 70 different countries?
Are the markets growing or decreasing?
How are the markets divided into different kinds of products?
How are different product groups developing?
How are the markets forecast to develop in the future?
Which are the most potential countries and markets?

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The publication is designed for companies who want to gain a comprehensive perspective on the global printing ink market. This publication makes it easy to compare across different countries and product groups to be able to find new market opportunities and make more profitable business decisions.

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          Research Report on Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014   

Report ‘Global and China Rubber Sheet Market 2014’ is published at Reports and Intelligence

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/04/2014 -- Global and China Rubber Sheet Industry 2014 Market Research Report firstly introduced Rubber Sheet basic information included Rubber Sheet definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Rubber Sheet industry policy and plan, Rubber Sheet product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc.

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          Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Synthetic Biology Market (Products, Technologies, Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/03/2014 -- Synthetic biology is a novel field that finds its origin at the intersection of biology and engineering. It's a multidisciplinary effort made by scientists to understand the functioning of biological organisms, cells & genes and implementation of artificial genetic processes to give specific characteristics to an organism. It can even be used to develop a completely new biological system. Global synthetic biology market was valued at $3.0 billion in 2013 and it is estimated to reach $38.7 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 44.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology Technology market is segmented into enabling technology and enabled technology. Synthetic Biology Enabling technologies segment is growing at a faster rate, and growing at a CAGR of 48.6% during the forecast period.

Synthetic Biology Application market is segmented into research & development, chemicals, agriculture, pharmaceuticals & diagnostics, biofuels and others (biotechnology and biomaterials). Biofuels is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 85.2% during the forecast period.

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Synthetic Biology product market is segmented into enabling products, enabled products and core products. Enabling product is the fastest growing segment at a CAGR of 53.7% during the forecast period.

Assistance from government and private organizations, rising number of entities conducting research and declining cost of DNA sequencing and synthesizing are key driving factors of the market. Governments are providing funds to research organizations, assisting them to find novel applications of synthetic biology. Bio-safety & bio-security issues, ethical issues and regulations are key retraining factors of the market. The fact that synthetic biology can be misused has raised concerns all around the world. Further, there are possibilities of accidental release of pathogens or genetically modified organisms into free atmosphere.

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          PARIS RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT   
Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2017; Submission Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture,  according to UNESCO, is important for 'bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking' and the power to create 'togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature'.

French food culture includes such wonders as the croissant, éclair, bouillon, crepe, and, of course, the baguette. Wine (there are as many types of wines as there are regions in France), bread (usually eaten in some form with each meal) and cheese (there are over 400 types of cheese in France made from all types of milk, including goat) are the staples of French food culture and French life.

The word and idea of a restaurant, which really came into modern times at the end of the French Revolution when the nouveau riche (newly rich) had more money to spend, come from French. From cafes to bistros, the world owes a lot to the French for the commercialization of specialty foods and making them available to the public. The first Parisian restaurant was founded by Beauvilliers in 1782 in the Rue de Richelieu, called the Grande Taverne de Londres. He introduced the novelty of listing the dishes available on a menu and serving them at small individual tables." Following the revolution, the abolition of the guild system made it easier to open restaurants. Also, since so many aristocrats fled or were executed, their former cooks and servants found new employment and Paris became the center of the new restaurant scene, which, to some degree, it remains today.

The aim of this architecture competition is to design a new 21st century restaurant and wine bar on the promenade along the River Seine in Paris. The restaurant should be unique and innovative in all respects and should invent new ways to provide an overall sensory experience to the customers. The restaurant should experiment with unique materials, volumetric compositions layout systems and other transitional spaces to make it a new prototype and exemplary typology that will become an active gastronomical hub in the heart of the French capital. The participants should:

Create an architectural icon along the River Seine, that will become a popular destination for the residents and everyone who visits the city.  The participants must consider the attributes of light, color, materiality, aesthetic quality that will add a sense of identity to the restaurant, eventually creating a landmark along the picturesque context of River Seine. The participants are free to create their own design language, ranging from contemporary to traditional but should be able to merge the shell with the existing context in a respectful and additive fashion.

Create an experience within a restaurant shell that adds to the programmed interior space. The participants must try to create a wholesome experience for the end user rather than just a self-referential interior space. The participants are free to design a thematic or a generic interior environment but it should have an immersive effect on the customers, stimulating their sensory experience.

Maximize the use of the waterfront context and the promenade into the architectural concept for the restaurant. The participants are required to use the unique nature of the site into their design proposal and architectural built form. The participants can use the water element and picturesque surroundings and develop the restaurant as an open, semi-open seating zone. The quai or the dock-promenade can be used as an extension of the restaurant and cultured into a social and leisure zone.

 

Schedule

  • Start of Competition and Early Registration: 1st July 2017
  • Early Registration ends: 31st August 2017
  • Standard Registration starts: 1st September 2017
  • Deadline for Questions: 10th September 2017
  • Standard Registration ends: 30th September 2017
  • Closing day for Submissions 30th September 2017
  • Announcement of Winners: 24th October 2017

*Note: All deadlines are 11:59 pm - 00:00 IST (India).

 

Awards

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate

Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us.

 

Registration

Early Registration:

From 1st July 2017 to 31st August 2017

  • For Indian nationals- INR 1500 (per team)
  • For Foreign nationals- EUR 60 (per team)

 

Standard Registration:

From 1st September 2017 to 30th September 2017

  • For Indian nationals- INR 1800 (per team)
  • For Foreign nationals- EUR 80 (per team)

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure gateway on our website www.archasm.in

 

Discount

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students.

Send us the following details at queries@archasm.in to avail the offer.

  • Names of all the participating teams members and their respective team leaders.
  • Name of the university.
  • School ID proofs of the team leaders.

 

Note:

It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.

 

Regulations

  • Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered. Participation assumes acceptance of the regulations.
  • Team code is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition.
  • The official language of the competition is English.
  • The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Contacting the Jury is prohibited.
  • archasm as the competition organizer, reserves the right to modify the competition schedule if deemed necessary.

 

Terms and Conditions                                          

Please see the terms and conditions section on www.archasm.in.

 

Competition project disclaimer

This is an open international competition hosted by archasm to generate progressive design ideas. There are no plans for the riverside restaurant to be built. The competition is organized for education purpose only.

 

Other details

Website: www.archasm.in

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Instagram: instagram.com/archasm_competitions

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          Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market (Applications and Geography) - Reports and Intelligence   

Global Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market (Applications and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/02/2014 -- IVIG is a blood product which is administered in the body through veins. These are used in the treatment of three major categories of diseases, namely immune diseases, autoimmune diseases and acute infections. These are administered in patients to maintain an optimum level of antibodies so as to upgrade immunity or avoid infections. The factors driving this market are increasing number of patients with bleeding disorders, autoimmune diseases and asthma, increasing awareness and expenditure on health products and technological developments. The resulting side effects with the use of intravenous immunoglobulin such as venous thrombosis, dermatitis and acute kidney disorders and high cost involved in treatment are restraining the growth of this market. The introduction of improved therapies for the treatment of these diseases would provide opportunity for growth of this market.

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GLOBAL INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN (IVIG) APPLICATION MARKET ANALYSIS
On the basis of application, this market can be classified into neurology, haematology, dermatology, nephrology and ophthalmology. Among all areas where intravenous immunoglobulin is used, its application is maximum in heamatology. This is due to the increasing number of people with bleeding disorders.

INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN (IVIG) GEOGRAPHY MARKET ANALYSIS
On the basis of geography, this market can be classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world (RoW). Presently, North America is the major contributor to the market of IVIG followed by Europe. This is due to increasing number of people suffering from autoimmune diseases.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
The major players in this market are Biotest AG, Octapharma AG, CSL, Baxter International, Inc., Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd., Talecris, Grifols S.A., OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, and Kedrion Biopharma. The companies in the report are seeking approval as a strategy for the commercialization of their in the pipeline drugs. Therefore, the companies are adopting approval and clearance as key developmental strategies.

HIGH LEVEL ANALYSIS
The Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) market is an emerging field of therapeutics. The market is facing challenges due to stringent regulations. However, these regulations are strategically dealt in this report and more emphasis is given on the commercial polices available for the Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Market. The clinical trials conducted for the development of novel therapies are critically analyzed so that key players competing in this market can take strategic decisions. . The market dynamics show that the impact of drivers is more in the market compared to the restraints.

KEY BENEFITS
- The estimations in the report are made by considering present market scenario and future market potential for the period of 2014-2020
- Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business are described so that companies involved in development of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can get competitive intelligence about their competitors
- Market estimation for geographic segments is derived from current market scenarios and forecasted market trends.
- Market attractiveness analysis has been included for geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments
- In-depth analysis of market drivers, restraints and opportunities of the market is dealt in the report.

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          Comment on Google Patents Extracting Facts from the Web by mehedi hasan   
I am trying to know about seo, actually i want to know how to rank a website properly, and i have get some idea from here and i have inspired.Machine learning is totally a game changer lately. It’s still developing and so far the results are awesome! I cannot even comprehend complexity of machine learning algorithms.
          The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition   
Registration Deadline: Aug 3, 2017; Submission Deadline: Aug 3, 2017

This free-to-enter, two-stage ideas competition is seeking forward-thinking, imaginative proposals to integrate sustainable placemaking with development and new infrastructure. The focus for the competition is the arc encompassing four of the UK’s fastest-growing and most productive centres: Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.

Submissions should consider how to provide the homes the area needs: high quality places that integrate the proposed infrastructure and enhance the identity of the corridor as a single knowledge-intensive cluster, while working with its distinctive environmental and cultural character.

The Oxford to Cambridge Connection: Ideas Competition is aimed at broad multidisciplinary teams of urban designers; architects; planning, policy, and community specialists; landscape designers; development economists; and others with local knowledge and general insight. Submissions from international teams and students are welcome.

Interested teams will need to read the Search Statement on the competition website before submitting their emerging concept, team details and registration information via email (using templates provided on the website). The deadline for entries is 14:00 BST 3 August 2017. At the second stage of the competition, four shortlisted teams will receive additional briefing and progress their concepts into creative visions, developed on a specific location within the corridor.

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          The Brno Trade Fairs and its Surroundings   
Registration Deadline: Aug 21, 2017; Submission Deadline: Aug 21, 2017

The subject of the competiiton is an urban design idea proposal for the Trade Fairs Brno site and part of the Brno wateworks connected to adjacent terminal and Riviera recreation area, which will show new way of using the development areas and the possibilities of the better integration of the complex to the city organism. The proposal in the scope of the urban study will be processed on the entire territory in accordance with the competition brief (see document P01). During the designing it is necessary to respect the generous urban concept of the Trade Fairs site based on the clearly structured public spaces surrounded by exhibition pavilions with great architectural value.

Competition Goals 

The competiton goal is to obtain quality urban proposals which will be the basis for spatial planning documention change. The proposals should have a unifying concept, long-term sustainability and should naturally and functionally integrate the site into the city organism. The announcer wants to obtain a solution that will strenghten and improve exhibition and congress function of the site and find new functions for currently unused parts of the complex and improve the openess of the area to the public.

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          Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market   

Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics and Technologies Market - Global Share, Industry Overview, Analysis, Growth, Trends Opportunities and Forecast 2012 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/28/2014 -- Non-invasive diagnostic is a process of identifying the disease conditions with minimal incision in body during diagnosis. The global market for diagnostic/in-vitro diagnostics valued at $49.2 billion in 2012, which shows potential for market growth, especially in chronic diseases. Non-invasive cancer diagnostics is gaining importance over conventional diagnosis due to increase in incidences of chronic cancer such as breast cancer, and lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there were more than 1,660,290 new cases diagnosed in 2013.

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Commercialization of non-invasive cancer diagnosis is possible due to completion of Human Genome Project (HGP) that gives enormous diagnostic information based on genomic and proteomic. Increase in stringent regulatory guidelines and cost associated with diagnostics is hindering the growth of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance regulations for monitoring non-invasive diagnostics are issued by FDA, Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Social Security Administration (SSA).

The global non-invasive market has a huge potential in developing countries; however, cost of diagnosis is creating hurdles to tap this market. Hence, to overcome this problem, the diagnostic market has to be analyzed by the developing countries such as China, Japan, and India. This report provides key market drivers that are driving the market with impact analysis. The report gives intelligence about key regulatory guidelines issued by respective governments.

Key companies included in report are Precision Therapeutics, A&G Pharmaceutical, Affymetrix Inc., AVIVA Biosciences Corporation, BIOVIEW Inc., Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Cancer Genetics Inc., Digene Corporation, Gen-Probe Incorporated

KEY BENEFITS:

-Key developmental strategies adopted by top market players engaged in this business so that companies involved in development non-invasive cancer diagnostic device can get competitive intelligence of their competitors

-Market estimation for therapeutics techniques and geographic segment is derived from current market scenario and expected market trends

-Market attractiveness analysis has been included for various product segments, therapeutics, techniques and geographic regions with detailed analysis of factors responsible for rapid growth of the market segments

-In depth analysis of key market drivers, restraints and opportunities of non-invasive cancer diagnostic market with impact analysis

-Value chain analysis, Porter's five force model, top investment pockets (GE9 Cell Matrix) are analyzed and presented in detail in the report so that the decision makers can receive clear picture of cancer diagnosis market

KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

GLOBAL MARKET, BY THERAPEUTICS

- Solid tumors
- Blood cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Others

GLOBAL MARKET, BY TECHNIQUES

- Clinical Chemistry
- Immunochemistry/Immunoassay
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Other Clinical Instruments

GLOBAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

- North America
- Europe
- Asia-Pacific
- RoW

KEY AUDIENCES

- Medical devices manufacturing companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Government and Private Research Institutes
- Academic Institutes

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          Vaccines - Top 5 European Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 European countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 European countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in top 5 European countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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These market studies answer to questions such as:

- What is the size of the vaccine markets in top 5 European countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:

- Human vaccines
- Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Germany, Russia, France, Italy and United Kingdom

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          Vaccines - Top 5 Asian Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 Asian countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/25/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 5 Asian countries.

The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

- Overall market for vaccines in top 5 Asian countries
- Market for vaccines by product type
- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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These market studies answer to questions such as:

- What is the size of the vaccine markets in top 5 Asian countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:

- Human vaccines
- Veterinary vaccines

Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:

China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea

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          2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry   

2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry was professional and depth research report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/22/2014 -- 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves Industry was professional and depth research report on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry. The report firstly introduced Disposable PE Gloves basic information included Disposable PE Gloves definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview, international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Disposable PE Gloves industry policy and plan, Disposable PE Gloves product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc.

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Then statistics Global and China key manufacturers Disposable PE Gloves capacity production cost price profit production value gross margin etc details information, at the same time, statistics these manufacturers Disposable PE Gloves products customers application capacity market position company contact information etc company related information, then collect all these manufacturers data and listed Global and China Disposable PE Gloves capacity production capacity market share production market share supply demand shortage import export consumption etc data statistics, and then introduced Global and China Disposable PE Gloves 2009-2019 capacity production price cost profit production value gross margin etc information.

In the end, the report introduced Disposable PE Gloves new project SWOT analysis Investment feasibility analysis investment return analysis and also give related research conclusions and development trend analysis on Global and China Disposable PE Gloves industry.

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          Vaccines - Top 10 Global Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 10 global countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/20/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in the top 10 global countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

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- Forecasts and future outlook of the market
- Macroeconomic indicators

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- What is the size of the vaccine markets in top 10 global countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
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Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
United States, China, Japan, India, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Mexico

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          Client Service Representative - RBC - Saskatchewan   
Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities. Proactively take ownership of resolving and preventing client banking problems...
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          Plastic Product Markets in China - Reports and Intelligence   

China’s demand for plastic product markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/13/2014 -- China's demand for plastic product markets has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow.

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These new studies examine China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants. Historical data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and long-term forecasts through 2018 and 2023 are presented. Major producers in China are profiled.

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          Vaccines - American Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different American countries.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/13/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different American countries. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:
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- What is the size of the vaccine markets in different American countries?
- How are the markets divided into different types of products?
- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

Product types discussed in the studies:
Human vaccines
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Years covered: 2006 - 2017

Countries included in the package:
Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, United States and Uruguay

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          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world.

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/12/2014 -- This market research report package offers a perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for vaccines in different countries around the world. The studies provide essential market information for decision-makers including:

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- Macroeconomic indicators

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- What is the size of the vaccine markets in different countries around the world?
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- Which products are growing fast?
- How the markets have been developing?
- How does the future look like?
- What is the potential for the markets?
- How the macroeconomic indicators look like?

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Human vaccines
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           Emerging prenatal genetic tests : developing a health technology assessment (HTA) framework for informed decision-making    
Szczepura, Ala, Freeman, Karoline, Osipenko, Leeza and Hyde, Julia (2005) Emerging prenatal genetic tests : developing a health technology assessment (HTA) framework for informed decision-making. [Coventry]: University of Warwick. (Initial report).
          Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - CONFORMiT - Quebec   
The chief financial officer position is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development...
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          French Bilingual Call Centre Outbound Sales Representative - Scotiabank - Ontario   
The Outbound Sales Representative is responsible for managing and developing mutually beneficial banking relationships with customers;...
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          Junior/Senior Drupal Software Developer - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Some understanding of Linux hosting if at all possible. Hopefully, you have installed Linux on something at least once, even if it was just your Xbox, phone.....
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          Machine Learning Developer - Intel - Toronto, ON   
6 (+) months experience with developing software in Linux and/or Windows,. Develop Machine Learning solutions in form of libraries and accelerators for FPGA, SW...
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          Program Director - Wipro Limited - Ontario   
Expertise in various technical aspects of API Architecture, Design and Development Experience in end-to-end delivery with distributed teams in development,...
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          Security Analyst - Eagle Professional Resources - Ontario   
Banking / Financial Industry experience. Providing leadership for the provision of technical expertise in development and support of activities, processes,...
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          TS250: Beyonce, Burkinis, Hate Crimes, Guest Alia Shawkat   
This week Erin and Bryan revel in the musical stylings of Beyonce and Selena, one of whom just slayed at the VMAs. Also while Jean Valjean's homeland of France has outlawed the burkini to "protect women," hates crimes targeting the LGBTQ have spiked. BYOL, bring your own lube if you don't want bigots messing with your genitals! Also Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development," the upcoming "Search Party"  on TBS) is here to talk middle eastern conferences, her family business and getting recognized as Ilana Glazer. 
          python2-django 1.11.2-1 any   
A high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean design
          Junior/Senior Drupal Software Developer - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Here’s what we really want, someone who can code like it’s their native tongue but still talk to our crew comfortably and sometimes even the odd client. We
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A high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean design
          Software Development Engineer 3 (CARD2191) - Fortinet - Ontario   
Overview Senior or Intermediate Software Development Engineer Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and the market
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          Crushing and recycling factories make building waste into treasure   

Our company has developed and developed a series of construction waste crusher, which has greatly expanded the concept of coarse crushing and fine crushing operations. The modular installation mode maximizes the user's needs. Greatly reduce the energy consumption at startup. The crushing station can be combined into two crushing systems of coarse crushing and fine crushing according to the actual demand, and can be combined into three crushing systems of coarse, medium and fine, which has high flexibility.
The disposal of construction waste is becoming a new hot market, in order to better city building garbage disposal service, combined with our many years of international break the latest concept of crushing equipment in the development of the concept, the development of a new generation of portable crusher plant with independent intellectual property rights. Equipped with efficient diesel electric dual power system, the main engine starts with electric power, long service life and high reliability. Truly provide customers with simple, efficient, low-cost project operating hardware facilities. Simple and compact layout of facilities, expanding the space of materials stacking and transshipment. Think about what kind of life it would be if one day you were surrounded by solid waste and no flowers. Only a trailer traction, you can quickly enter the market, greatly eliminating the initial infrastructure investment, reduce the additional costs of material transportation.
Construction waste landfill is one of the most primitive and the most backward practices, lost not only farmland, homes, but also a resource. It is a product of international competitiveness. It can achieve high yield, good grain size and excellent grading effect. At the same time, it can greatly improve the recycling efficiency of solid waste, and promote the sustainable development of economic recycling. The purpose of this concept is designed with the client's position, to eliminate the broken ground leveling, environmental pollution, after the completion of the land rehabilitation, complicated and complex logistics base Jian to customers breaking barriers, as the primary solution.


          On IIPM "Shutting Down"   
Recently a friend pointed out that next month would be 10 years since I made a post titled "The Fraud that is IIPM" on my little-read blog. He asked if I planned to make a 10 year anniversary post of sorts. I said I'd think about it. And now comes the news that IIPM is shutting down their campuses.
When I met Rashmi Bansal (who owned JAM whose post I linked to) in Manhattan earlier this year, she mentioned the possibility of something like this happening. She said the relentless bad press is taking its toll and some campuses were being closed even then.
It is difficult to put into words the full range of emotions I feel hearing this news. But the foremost is that this "victory", if you call it that, belongs primarily to people like Rashmi Bansal, Maheshwar Peri, and Anant Nath. They actually WERE sued by that odious company and they fought the legal battle without choosing to take the easy way out. They paid a lot, monetarily and emotionally, to expose the fraud.
I really didn't do too much. I wrote a post linking to a JAM story by Arjun Ravi on a blog that was read by maybe 2-300 people. When IIPM sent me a standard email they sent to threaten all bloggers who wrote against them, I ridiculed it on my blog. And when IIPM sleazily tried to drag my then employer IBM into it, I quit my job.
The "IIM dude quits IBM" factoid made for a catchy headline and the news went viral. Mainly because IIM and IBM are such huge brands. But the development didn't really "harm" me in the way a cursory reading of the headlines might suggest. Yeah, I quit that job, but within hours, I had two dozen interview calls and a few job offers, all of them unsolicited. Let's be honest. I was (am?) a privileged upper caste English speaking male in India with a prime resume painted as some sort of a hero by the media and the blogosphere. I was bound to land on my feet. And I did, really fast.
Eventually, as Arindam said last year to Shivam Vij on a news show, they chose NOT to follow through on their threat to sue me. If they had, I most certainly would've fought the case. Some reputed lawyers had offered their services pro bono if it came to that. And even if I had to do it on my own, I would've. As my mom and wife will tell you, I am very stubborn. smile emoticon
But it didn't happen. So other than the few hours of mild uncertainty after resigning from IBM, I came out of the experience unscathed and more or less smelling of roses. And with this "giant slayer" reputation that has continued since, and which has always made me very uncomfortable.
I took up a well-paying part-time job with IMS at an office 5 minutes from where I lived, making it clear to them that I'd be leaving for a PhD soon. The PhD plan is something I had made way back in my MBA days (in fact my IIML yearbook even mentions it). The IIPM threat just made me advance it to 2006 instead of 2008 when I had originally scheduled it for.
I got into a great PhD program at Penn State, and moved to the US, starting a new chapter of my life. IIPM became just a thing that I'd get emails and text messages about whenever they were in the news because of their latest PR disaster. Yes, I still got an occasional email threatening a lawsuit or an arrest (the last was in 2010 i think), but I just ignored them all and nothing really materialized.
Meanwhile, Rashmi, Maheshwar, Anant, and many wronged and cheated students fought on. They were made to navigate the complex and sometimes corrupt labyrinth of the Indian judicial system, responding to complaints from remote locations like Silchar! They kept the battle going.
So this news today of IIPM essentially shutting shop is their win. They deserve the credit, the kudos, the accolades, and everything else. In 2015, I'm as much of a bystander as the rest of you.

          FPGA High Level Design Developer - Intel - Toronto, ON   
Job Description As part of Intel, we will continue to apply Moore's Law to drive the future of field-programmable gate array FPGA technology. The
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          High Level Design Applications Engineer - Intel - Toronto, ON   
Job Description Intel Programmable Solutions Group is seeking a highly motivated, hands-on High Level Design OpenCL Application Engineer to develop, test,
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          Antu Barva by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Fourteen years ago today, Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, arguably the most influential and beloved person from Maharashtra, died at the age of 81. He left behind a gargantuan legacy in the form of his books, plays, songs, movies, essays, social work, but more than that, the lasting impact he has had on Maharashtra. Every couple of years, I translate one of his essays or short stories on this blog. This time, I have chosen Antu Barva, a fictionalized life sketch that he created as an amalgam of several people he knew in Konkan. It is not exactly LOL funny, but is light-hearted while still tugging at your heart-strings. It is meant as a depiction of the tough life in Konkan in the middle of the 20th century, and the sort of complex and poignant characters such a life spawns.

But as somber as the basic subject matter is, PuLa manages to inject humor into it, even if the humor is dark. When I first read Antu Barva, I just read it as a slightly humorous life sketch. As I have re-read it and re-heard its narration over the years, I have come to recognize it as something beyond just that. It is one of PuLa's best allegorical social commentaries in my opinion. He was duly recognized for Vyakti Aani Valli, the book that this sketch appears in, with a Sahitya Akademi Puraskaar. In that book, I think this is THE most impressive and multi-layered sketch.

For years, I considered translating Antu Barva here but was too intimidated given how nuanced it is. PuLa gave Antu a specific Konkani "voice" (in text form as well as when he narrated the sketch for TV) that is impossible to translate. No matter how well I tried, I thought I would end up doing injustice to the original work. This is in addition to the usual difficulties in translating PuLa's wordplay and nuanced observations. So it is with a great sense of trepidation that I am even attempting this today. A LOT will get lost in translation. But I hope PuLa's fans will forgive me any errors. Because I think this particular piece is one of the greatest literary achievements from an Indian and it deserves a wider audience.

Miss you, PuLa. Bhool-chook maaf kara.

Ratnagiri's middle lane has been home to some towering personalities over the years. God used a unique formula when creating these people. These people tend to be a metaphorical amalgam of Ratnagiri's most famous products - sweet mango, rough jackfruit, hard coconut, irritating colocasia leaves, and intense betel nuts whose one bite will make your heart jump up your throat.    

It is in this unique Ratnagiri soil that Antu Barva grew and ripened. Actually, Antu's age doesn't really justify people casually calling him just "Antu". When I first met him 12-14 years ago, not just his stubble, but even the hair on his ears and chest had turned white. His teeth had mostly gone "Annu Gogtya".

Going Annu Gogtya = falling.

This is an idomatic phrase that Antu Barva coined. A lawyer from Ratnagiri named Annu Gogte has been standing in the local elections for many years. Standing and then falling. Repeatedly, without even coming close to winning. So even if a bucket falls in a well, Antu asks "has the bucket gone Annu?"

When someone is talking about old Antu, they just refer to him in the singular casual "Antu". As it is, characters from Konkan are quite singular. But no one calls Antu just "Antu" to his face.  They call him Antu sheth!

True blue Brahmin Antu got this trader caste suffix "sheth" decades ago. After all Antu himself had committed a sin justifying this demotion. During the first world war, Antu started a shop near the docks. It failed spectacularly even before the Treaty of Versailles. But that short-lived stint as a shopkeeper was enough to turn Antu into Antu sheth.

After that, no one remembers Antu doing anything specific to make a living. He manages to somehow score at least two square meals a day from somewhere. He has a little plot of land with a garden that has a couple of dozen coconut and Alphonso mango trees, sprinkled with the odd jackfruit and tamarind tree. He has a little single-room shack on that land. He has the right to draw water from the nearby well. Antu sheth manages to get by on all this.

I first met Antu at Bapu Hegishte's store. I had gone there to buy some cigarettes when Antu's face peered out from behind a newspaper. He slid his reading glasses up his forehead and said,

"You're Lawyer saheb's son-in-law, right?"

"Yes" I replied.

"Ahha! I recognized you right away! Please, have a seat, please. Bapu, some tea for our jawaibapu (a respectful term for son-in-law)!"

I had no idea who this guy was, suddenly acting so familiar. Antu sheth himself explained,

"Your father-in-law is a good friend of mine. Tell him Antu Barva said hello."

"Sure."

"Hmmm....when did you come from Pune?"

"Two days ago."

"Of course....the first Diwali after you got married....haha...ask him for a Ford car!"

"He is your friend. Why don't you tell him?"

"Haha, you're from Pune after all. Can't get the last word with you." he laughed. "So...staying long or just a flying visit?"

"Just a short trip. I'm leaving in a couple of days."

"Excellent! It's always good to keep such visits short. Familiarity breeds contempt and all that. Don't end up like that Kasopkar's son-in-law. He set up camp for six months. Finally Kasopkar lost his patience and made him plow his land! When a son-in-law stays with you for too long, he starts feeling like a pain in the neck, right?"

"You're right." I nodded.

"Bapusheth, I hope you recognized our lawyer's son-in-law. We are both your father-in-law's clients, jawaibapu."

Bapu Hegishte smiled and folded his hands in greeting.

"Welcome. Would you like to have some tea?" he asked.

"No, it's okay. It's really hot right now."

"Of course, it's always going to be hot in Ratnagiri!" Antu jumped in. "You can't sleep in a cowshed and then complain about the stink of cow piss! If Ratnagiri had cool weather, they'd have called it Shimla, not Ratnagiri!"

Before I could say anything, Antu continued,

"But the heat is way worse in your neighborhood with all those houses next to each other. Come to my garden near the beach. My garden is...how do you say...."aircondition"!"

Antu sheth said the last words in English and laughed, and then added,

"That's our country joke, jawaibapu!"

Then he addressed Hegishte again.

"Bapusheth, did you know our jawaibapu here is a writer? Writes plays and movies and what not. Behave properly when he is around or he'll write a hilarious farce about you."

The pride I felt on my fame having spread even to someone like Antu Barva was dashed by Bapu Hegishte's next question. Bapusheth looked me up and down carefully for a few seconds and said,

"What do you do?"

"What the hell do you mean what does he do?" Antu thundered. "Are you insane, Hegishte? Take out that pile of raddi old newspapers and open them. You'll see his name and picture in dozens of places! He makes movies!"

"Movies!!?? Really??" Hegishte's expression changed to one of wonderment and he looked at me as if I was God.

"Jawaibapu, speaking of movies, can I ask you a question if you don't mind?"

I could see the naughty expression on Antusheth's face as he asked me this.

"Sure, go ahead."

"How much money do you make from one movie?"

This wasn't my first trip to Konkan. So by now, I had gotten used to dealing with such intensely personal questions.

"That really varies from movie to movie." I deflected.

"But still....I mean I have read that you get like a million or a million and a half."

"No way! There isn't nearly that kind of money in Marathi films."

"Yeah, but still. Even if you don't get fistfuls, you must be getting at least 2-3 pinchfulls?"

"You get it sometimes, and also lose it sometimes." I stuck to being vague.

"Well of course, it's a business after all. When it comes to business, you win some, you lose some. It's all part of the game."

Antu sheth got philosophical. But only for a moment.

"Can I ask you one more question? Only if you don't get angry."

"What's there to get angry about? Go ahead."

"Well..you know....whatever we read about these film actresses in magazines and all....is that real or is it fake like Gangadhar Basthe's "real" Belgaum butter?"

"What do you mean all this about film actresses?" I kept a straight face and pretended to not get what he was saying.

"Quite a skillful guy you are, jawaibapu. Skillful! You'll make a great witness in court!" Antu sheth was having none of it. "All this about film actresses as in...the whole index finger nostril thing."

I didn't immediately get what he meant by the whole index finger nostril thing. So Antu sheth gently tapped his index finger against his nostril and winked. Fortunately, before I had to say anything, a waiter arrived with the tea Hegishte had ordered.

"Looks like all the cows in Ratnagiri are still pregnant, Jhampya!" Antu made a sarcastic remark to the waiter on the color of the tea. And then he poured the tea in the saucer and started slurping it.

Actually, Antu sheth could have just said to the waiter in plain words that the tea was low on milk. But he preferred the "all the cows are still pregnant" phrasing. Why just Antu sheth? Almost everyone from that middle lane in Ratnagiri spoke in that sarcastic obtuse way.

By now, Antu sheth and I have become good friends. In the last decade or so, whenever I have gone to Ratnagiri, I have spent time with him. He always included me in his group of friends, taught me the ganjifa card games they played. And over the years, I heard a lot monologues on the odd philosophy of life that those men in their 60s had developed.

I even learned all the idiomatic phrases the group had come up with. They all dressed similar. A cotton loincloth from the waist below, a small cotton scarf on the shoulder, worn-out sandals, one hand holding a walking stick, and the other holding a jackfruit. Dressed like that, Antu sheth would roam around in the neighborhood calling his friends to join him every afternoon.

"Govindbhat! Wanna play a couple of hands?"

"Paranjape? Are you awake or have you turned into a python?"

I too became a part of their card game gang. If once in a while, the card game wasn't really panning out well, Antu would put the cards down and say to me,

"Jawaibapu, why don't you sing a Malkauns or something? Godbolya, bash a little tabla with our guest. Khaju sheth, open your decrepit harmonium."

And then we'd have an impromptu jam session for a bit at Antu sheth's orders.

"Jawaibapu, your pipes are kick-ass!" he'd compliment my singing in his unique way.

Every other year or so, I'd visit Ratnagiri and attend Antu sheth's court. But with each visit, the court seemed to be getting smaller.

"Antu sheth, haven't seen Damu kaka around." I asked once.

"Who? Damu Nene? He is living it up! I am told Rambha is rubbing oil on his bald head, and Urvashi is airing him with a fan!"

"What????"

"What do you mean what? Damu Nene got transferred from Ratnagiri!" and Antu Sheth pointed to the sky.

"Oh!" I finally understood what he meant. "I am so sorry. I had no idea."

"Why would you have any idea about it? Do you think that they're going to announce on the radio that Damu Nene has croaked? His family did pay for an obituary in the newspaper though. Heh, they wrote he was loving, caring, friendly, pious, and what not. What do the newspaper folks care? As long as you are paying, they will publish any nonsense."

Antu continued in his characteristic manner.

"Damu Nene and loving? Hmpf! Even when he was lying dead on the pyre, the furrow on his brow was intact! One day he decided to sleep outdoors because it was too hot. They found him dead the next morning. Lucky bugger. Died on Ashadhi Ekadashi too! So there were two processions from Ratnagiri that day. One for Lord Vithoba and another for Damu Nene. Damu died on Ashadhi. And then on Dussehra, Dattu Paranjape crossed the border and did seemolanghan. The first guy croaked, the second guy croaked.....now waiting for the third. They say things happen in three."

Antu looked at me mischievously and shrugged.

And that's the essence of Antu Barva for you. Standing at less than 5 feet, bronze-fair complexion, small pockmarks on his face, small gray eyes, creased skin belying his advanced age, half his teeth fallen....or "gone Annu"...leading to a new habit of poking his tongue through the gaps while talking.... and with all this, weighing in at barely 100 lbs.

Every aspect of Antu Barva's earthly existence was getting worn out with each passing year except for two - the nasal booming voice and the slick intelligence fed by decades of rubbing coconut oil on his head.

It wasn't just Antu sheth. Almost all the men his age from that part of Ratnagiri were of a similar bent....which was a crooked bent. Their language was unnecessarily complex and their attitude exceedingly cynical. They didn't feel happy if someone did well, and didn't feel sad if a tragedy befell someone. There was no joy for births, no mourning for deaths. Most of them apart from Antu didn't really like music, but didn't dislike it either. And when it came to food, the taste and flavors didn't matter, as long as their belly got filled. The engine of their life never really faltered when it ran out of steam, nor did it go fast when it did have some steam. But the road their lives took was like every road in Konkan- serpentine.

That's the hand life had dealt them. Even though their lives were full of the wholesome coconut tree, their fates and thus their tastes leaned less towards the sweet creamy inside of the coconut, and more towards its tough shell.


One summer, a second-rate theater company from Mumbai was touring Ratnagiri staging Ram Ganesh Gadkari's famous play Ekach Pyala. I went to watch it. The production was barely competent in the first act. At intermission, I walked outside to the hissing clinks of soda bottles being opened. Under a Kitson lamp, I saw Antu sheth's diminutive form. He was talking to the fur-cap clad manager of the theater company.

"So....how's the attendance?" Antu sheth asked.

"Not bad." the manager gruffly replied.

"Not bad? Most of the chairs seem empty. Why don't you let me in for half price?"

"No way!" the manager shook his head rudely.

"Why are you brushing me away like a lizard? I heard the first act from out here anyway. The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good."

[aside - in the early-to-mid 20th century in orthodox Maharashtra, it was taboo for women to perform on stage. So much like in Shakespeare's days, female parts were usually played by men. The legendary Bal Gandharva excelled at this and one of his most famous roles was playing Sindhu in the first staging of Ekach Pyala.]

"The guy playing Sindhu doesn't seem to be very good." Antu sheth said. "He sang 'lage hridayi hurhur' like a squeaking mouse. Did you ever hear how Bal Gandharva sang it?"

The manager got pissed off.

"I'm not begging you to come watch it!" he thundered.

"But the town is full of your advertising boards begging us to come watch it." Antu sheth instantly replied. "And yesterday your people were going door to door with fliers. As it is, it's mainly empty chairs you are showing this play to. How about four annas?"

"Four annas? What is this? A monkey performing on the street?"

"That's better than this! They perform first and then circulate a plate for money. Why don't you try that? If the next act is better than the first one, I'll pay you an extra four annas!"

The people standing around them started laughing and the manager got even more upset. That's when Antu sheth noticed me.

"Namaskar, jawaibapu! How's it going? How's Ekach Pyala?"

"It's okay." I said.

"I'm sure you got a complimentary pass. You're from the same community. I have heard that barbers don't charge each other for shaves."

"No, nothing like that. See, I bought a ticket."

"Then why a wishy-washy response like "it's okay"? You've paid hard-earned money for this, haven't you? Assert your rights as a paying customer. Call it what it is. Utter crap. Especially that guy playing Sindhu is totally useless!"

"What do you mean the guy playing Sindhu? It's a woman playing the role." I told him.

"WHAT??" Antu sheth looked genuinely shocked. "You're kidding me! That voice and that built! If she decides, she can lift Sudhakar up like a baby! Sindhu indeed.......more like Sindhudurg!"

"So you watched the play after all?"

"For a few minutes. Moved the curtains from the window and had a peek. Hmpf! Even gypsy performers are better than these idiots."

Antu sheth spat out another unsolicited opinion and walked away.

But that's pretty much what his life was - spitting out unsolicited opinions. I knew Antu for so many years, but I never found out much about his family situation. Once Anna Sane from Antu's court had let slip a mention of his son.

"What? Antu sheth has a son?" I asked.

"Of course he has a son. Not only that, his son is a Collector!" Anna Sane nonchalantly said.

"Collector???"

"Yup. He's in charge of collecting tickets on Byculla station." he deadpanned without letting a single muscle move.

"Doesn't look like he helps out his father financially."

"He does sometimes. When he can. He has his own family. Besides, a Western Railway compartment has been attached to a Central Railway train."

A PhD student could do a dissertation on those guys' peculiar idioms and phrases. I was well-versed in the language by now but it took me a few moments to realize that this was code for an inter-religion marriage.

"So you see, Antu sheth has trouble with his post-bath rituals at his son's place. Plus apparently his son is also into some other Anglicized habits if you know what I mean. So how can Antu sheth spend too much time there? Still, once Antu sheth swallowed all the insults and went to Mumbai to see his grandson. Came back looking like he had messed up a math problem."

"Every Dussehra and Diwali, Antu gets his son's love in the form of a money order. Not much, maybe 5-10 rupees. For a few days after that, Antu acts like he's won the lottery and splurges as much as he can. Which isn't much."

"Understandable." I said. "After all, how much can a ticket collector's pay be?"

"Yeah, the pay is pretty meager. But one hears that a ticket collector can also make a little more on the side, especially in holiday season if you know what I mean." Anna said. "Nothing wrong with it of course. If he has an opportunity to make some money, why shouldn't he? You know how it is in this country. If you get caught taking a ten rupee bribe, they put a striped cap on your head and send you to prison. But if you get caught taking a million rupee bribe, they put a Gandhi cap on your head and send you to Parliament! Democraticaly elected people's representative!"

Politics was the most favorite topic for Antu sheth and his buddies to express their unique opinions on. They had profound thoughts on every politician and party. One year, there was a famine in Konkan. Konkan is always facing a famine as it is. But this particular one was so bad that in Antu sheth's words it had "been approved under the Famine Act".

Nehru was touring the famine-hit parts of Konkan. He visited Ratnagiri for a speech and the whole town was caught up in Nehru-mania. One evening, someone asked Antu sheth,

"Antu sheth, I didn't see you at the speech?"

"Whose speech? Nehru's? Hmpf!" Antu sheth's disdain was obvious. "What nonsense. There's a famine here. Stop giving speeches. Give us food! This is like seeing a man drowning and instead of saving him, reading from the Quran to ensure that he doesn't end up in hell. Utterly useless. But everyone else is stupid. Oh, Nehru is here? He is giving a speech? He gives great speeches! Let's go! Bloody lemmings!"

"And now that Nehru is in Ratnagiri, what did they do? Idiots took him to show the house, room, and bed where Lokmanya Tilak was born! Morons. Tell me, did god appear in Gangadhar Tilak's dreams and tell him that your wife is going to give birth to a great leader? How would anyone even remember what bed Tilak was born on? But who cares? They just showed Nehru some random room and bed and bluffed - this is where Tilak first went WAAAAAAAAAA."

"Morons! Where's the proof? Where's the proof? Did they get the midwife from Tilak's birth to certify the bed? Hmpf! Forget Tilak. It's been a 100 years since he was born. You tell me. Can your own mother confidently identify the room and the bed where she gave birth to you? Go ask her and then tell me about Nehru and Tilak."

And so ended the rant.

I always wondered if there was anything or anyone in the world that Antu sheth and his friends had respect for. If they ever had a polite dignified response for anything at all.      

Somebody's son became a Professor. And Antu's response,

"Professor? In a circus?There used to be this Professor Chhatre in circuses performing magic tricks."

Someone opened a new store. And Antu's response,

"Tell him to have a bankruptcy form ready. It'll save time when the inevitable happens."

Who knows what school of philosophy these guys followed. More than half of them survived on money orders from children and relatives. They saved money from that and file lawsuits for the strangest reasons. Every lawsuit is stuck in delayed hearing dates. These guys have a big beautiful sea coast, coconut trees, gardens, everything you could reasonably hope for to be happy. But that apparent prosperity gets punctured by an occasional bout of misfortune and all that remains is an impenetrable shield of gallows humor.

Somehow the topic of Gandhi came up. And Antu sheth got on his soap box.

"Gandhi? What Gandhi? Traveled all over the world, but never came to Ratnagiri! Because he was smart. He knew that here, no one gives a damn about his loincloth or his walking stick. We are all just as naked and just as skinny. And his obsession with spinning khadi. It's all useless. Our own Shambhu sheth. All his life, he followed Gandhi's teachings and spun khadi for his clothes. Forget the British government, even Ratnagiri's Collector Gilligan didn't fear his "civil disobedience". And you're talking about Gandhi."

"Then there are all his hunger strikes and fasts. Half of Konkan is hungry and fasting, and not by choice. Someone who is well-fed will find something remarkable about hunger strikes. What do we care? Don't get me wrong. I am not saying Gandhi wasn't a great man. He was. But in our books, under what column should we make an entry for his greatness? And if you are talking about independence, then that had nothing to do with Gandhi, or Tilak or Savarkar."

"So did independence just fall out of the sky?" I asked him.

"It's up to you to find out where it fell out of." Antu replied. "One thing I am sure of is that the Brits left because they got bored. What more was left for them to loot? Their Raj business started making a loss, so they effectively declared bankruptcy and went home. The potter left with his pottery, and we sit here cradling his leftover broken pieces. This is all just a cycle of life and bigger than anything we can comprehend. It's not British rule, nor is it Nehru's rule, nor people's rule, nor anyone's rule. It's the creator's rule."  

"So how did your creator end up siding with the British?" I asked.

"Don't be silly. The creator is sitting pretty on his throne. He just played a small game."

"A game that translated into 150 years of slavery?"

"It's 150 years for you and me." Antu sheth was steadfast. "The almighty's wrist watch doesn't move forward by even one second unless a thousand years go by for us. In his eyes and on his scale, all this is just a minor game that lasted barely a millisecond."

When these emaciated old men started spouting this philosophy on the front yards of that impoverished middle lane in Ratnagiri, with dark shadows formed by the dim light of their age-worn oil lamps dancing on their wrinkled faces, my heart couldn't help but shudder.

"Socialism? What socialism? All nonsense, I tell you. Not even two mango leaves are alike. And these guys want to pretend all men are equal. In the creator's eyes, each individual is unique. How are they going to have equal opportunities or equal outcomes? But everyone is just blabbering....socialism is coming. Just like that Ratnagiri's legislator is saying...Konkan Railway is coming, Konkan Railway is coming. Sure, Konkan Railway is coming. And it's tracks are going through where one-armed Pandu Gurav's toilet used to be. Even if it does, is it going to make Pandu's shoulder stump sprout an arm? What difference will it make?"

"And without an arm to plow his field or pick his crops, no matter what you do with that damn railway, what good is it going to do him? He is still the same. Just because India became independent, does not mean that Hari Sathe's lazy eye got fixed. Nor did Mahadev Godbole's paunch disappear.  Nothing really changed. Even in the fabled Ram Rajya, Ram didn't uproot Hanuman's tail and attach it to his own ass. No. Ram stayed a man, and Hanuman stayed a monkey."

At such times, it almost seem like the Goddess of Wisdom Saraswati is sitting on Antu sheth's tongue.

"You're right." I said.

"Don't just say I am right for the heck of it to be polite. If I am wrong, say that and correct me. You might be younger than me when it comes to age, but when it comes to education, you are my elder, jawaibapu!"

Once in a while, Antu sheth will say something genuinely from his heart, without any sarcasm. But there is always some burning issue close to his heart underlying what he says.

The last few years, I could not go to Ratnagiri as often as I used to. In the meanwhile, Ratnagiri finally got electricity, its own college, tar roads, and all other features of 20th century life. When I met him after that, I said,

"Antu sheth, your Ratnagiri has now become posh! Electric lights and everything. Did your house get an electric connection?"

"No, not yet. But it's good that it's dark. Tomorrow even if I do get electricity, what is there to look at in that bright light? A penniless life? Who needs electricity to look at chipped walls and leaking shingles? It's better that my poverty stays hidden in darkness."

And then he laughed loudly for a full minute like it was a joke.

This time I saw that his teeth had gone almost completely Annu Gogte. I also learned that a couple of more friends of his had passed on and that the card game court was emptier than ever. For a change, I spotted a sense of love, longing, and kindness in the way Antu sheth spoke. I guess the empty seats at his card games were starting to make a place in his heart.

"Joglekar's son got a big promotion and moved to Delhi!" Antu sheth voluntarily shared some pleasant news without his customary sarcastic rejoinder. "Took his old man to Kashi, Haridwar, Vishweshwar, Hrishikesh and all. Fed a 100 brahmins there. Old man Joglekar was thoughtful enough to get me a small sealed pot with water from the Ganga. When you come visit next time, jawaibapu, you'll probably see that the seal has been broken and the water was poured down my throat if you know what I mean."

The next time I visited Ratnagiri, fortunately Antu sheth's Ganga water pot was still sealed.

"Wow, jawaibapu, wow! Congratulations! I heard you're going to England! Congratulations! Have a great trip. Just one "request" for you. Now I have to speak with you in English. So a "request"."

"What request?"

"Go see the Kohinoor diamond once. For some reason, it's an obsession I have always had, the Kohinoor diamond. I can't go see it, but you do it on my behalf. And then come back and tell me how it looks. See all the sights in London and Paris and everything!"

For some reason, I was overcome with a desire to touch his feet, something I had never done before. Right there on the street, I bent down and touched his feet.

"Live a long life!" Antu sheth touched my head gently. "You are a good person, which is why you are so successful."

I said goodbye and started to leave. I had barely gone four steps when I suddenly heard the familiar

"Jawaibapu!!!"

"Yes, Antu sheth?" I turned around.
  
"Forgot to ask you one thing. Are you going alone or with your wife?"

"Both of us are going."

"That's good. Don't mind me, I just had a nagging doubt, so I asked. You are going far away to learn something new. So I was reminded of Devayani's tale from mythology. Hahaha. Convey my blessings to your wife too. I am telling you, your good fortune is all because of her. That's all life is eventually about - the right woman."

Antu sheth paused and continued.

"Let me tell you something. Just between us. My wife passed away 40 years ago. Since then, the alphonso mango tree near my door has stopped flowering. When she was around, the tree yielded hundreds of mangoes every year. But since she left.....you know....fate can take really strange turns. Sorry, I am rambling. Anyway, safe travels. So when are you leaving from Ratnagiri?"

"Tomorrow morning by bus."

"Direct Ratnagiri to Mumbai?"

"Yes."

"Good call. Once someone completes that journey, then even traveling around the world seems easy in comparison. The other day Tatya Jog made the trip. He is still trying to locate all his bones.  Told me some 7-8 bones are missing!"

And he started laughing hard with his mouth wide open. I noticed that there was only one tooth remaining that hadn't gone Annu Gogte.

The next morning at 5 AM at the bus stand, I again heard the familiar cry,

"JAWAIBAPU!"

Antu sheth approached me and gave me a small paper pouch.

"I know you don't believe in god, jawaibapu, but do me a favor and keep this in your pocket. It is holy ash. It will keep you safe. You are going to London by air, so this small pouch shouldn't add too much weight to your luggage."

I put the pouch in my pocket. As the bus got going, I saw Antu sheth lift his shirt and gently wipe tears from his small blinking gray eyes. In that dim dawn light, seeing his bony chest and his concave stomach which had all but touched his back suddenly tugged at my heart.

Just like Konkan's jackfruit, it's people taste sweet only when they ripen for a long time.

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          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

          Drug Honkey continue to develop their progressive side on the recent Cloak of Skies   
This local “psychedoomic” outfit share spiritual space with some fellow travelers, but really they’re in a league of their own. Heavy as fuck and blending their plunging, slow doom riffs with an industrial flavor a la Godflesh, Drug Honkey live in a much more serious zone of multifaceted darkness than the silly name would have you believe.…
          The New York City SBS Receipt Social Contract   
Living in New York is a continuous assault on the senses - in a good way. You get to see, hear, and experience so many things unique to the city, that it becomes commonplace in a while. But every few days, I have a new experience that makes me love this city even more. This is one such experience.

This semester I have been teaching in the Bronx 3 days a week. The commute is long, and involves something I have never had to resort to in Manhattan - riding the bus! I take a subway train from Manhattan to the Fordham Rd station. And from there, take a bus to the Fordham campus, about a mile away.

This is an SBS (Select Bus Service) bus. Unlike normal buses, where you pay the fare when entering from the front door, the SBS buses require you to swipe your metrocard at the bus stop, take a receipt, and keep it in your pocket. The driver assumes that everyone has a receipt. Most of the times, no one checks if you actually have the receipt. But once in a while, when you get off the bus, an MTA employee is waiting to check your receipt. If you don't have it, you pay a fine. Doesn't happen too often (I've encountered receipt checkers only 3 times in the last 3 months), but acts as a deterrent against free riders.

Obviously, you need to get the receipt from the fare machine BEFORE the bus gets there. Which is what I usually do. I get off the subway, walk to the bus stop which is a block away, swipe my card, take the receipt, and wait for the bus. That receipt is free, because transfer from an MTA subway to an MTA bus is free. So I'm not paying the city of New York another $2.25, just getting a proof of the fact that I have a right to be on the bus.

A couple of days ago, I got off the subway, and saw that the bus was already at the stop. Instinctively, I ran. I wasn't in a hurry or anything. I could just as easily have taken the next bus and been well in time for my class. But the human urge to run after the earliest bus is as irresistible as the canine urge to chase cars. So I ran.

As I ran, I started wondering if I really could catch the bus. I would have to go to the fare machine, swipe my card and get the receipt (a process than takes 10-15 seconds), and then get on the bus. New York City bus drivers, quite understandably, don't hang around waiting for tardy passengers. Time, tide, and MTA buses wait for no one. It seemed like I would probably miss the bus. I still kept running.

As I approached the bus, before I could head to the fare machine, a man getting down from the rear door thrust his hand out in my direction. In New York, if a stranger makes a strange gesture, you ignore it. So I did. Another man did the same thing, trying to hand me something. I assumed he was handing out fliers like someone at every street block in the city seems to be doing, ignored him, and kept running. Although I was in no particular hurry, I kept hoping I could get to the fare machine, get the receipt, and hop aboard before the bus left.

When I was about to run past the middle door towards the fare machine, a big black guy about 2 metres tall and almost as wide stood halfway in my path. With a swift motion of his arm, he thrust something in my hand and grunted,

"The f**k's wrong withchoo man? Get on the damn bus!"

I stopped dead in my tracks. Not like I had a choice, given that he was blocking my way. I looked at my hand. It held an SBS receipt. I looked up and saw the big lug had already started lumbering away. He looked back at me and said,

"You gonna miss the bus."

With the receipt in my hand, I hopped aboard, and stood there, trying to figure out what the hell just happened. It took several seconds for me to grasp the concept. And I finally understood that the other guys thrusting their hands at me had been trying to do the same thing - hand me their receipts.

I had been the beneficiary of a benevolent social contract that seemed to have come about among those who travel on SBS buses. When you're getting off the bus, if you see someone running to catch it, you give them your receipt. The receipt is no good to you anyway after you've gotten off. The poor running sap will have to go to the fare machine, and will probably miss the bus. So an elegant solution to help others out - give them your receipt.

The simplicity and elegance of this implicit social contract almost made me go "AWWWWWWWW". There's no way to know how this norm started or when. But it's another example of how human beings thrown together in a tough situation develop mechanisms to help each other out. Often, when it's a tough situation brought on by "the man" or the government. It's a bit like how drivers on the interstate highways, when they see a cop hiding in the bushes to catch speeders, flash their lights to oncoming drivers to warn them.

The next time I get off the SBS and see someone sprinting towards the bus, I am going to hold out my receipt for them too. That really is the essence of "pay it forward".
          Chabad-affiliated Rabbi Slomo Koves in Hungary: 'Only Jewish comprehensive education can ensure that the community prospers and develops a sustainable future.’   
EMIH’s Chief Executive Rabbi Rabbi Slomo Koves explains to European Jewish Press the groups’s fields of activity and stresses the importance of Jewish comprehensive education which, he says, ‘’can ensure that the community prospers and develops a sustainable future.’’
          Microsoft Case Study – Bridging the Gap Between Language and Science   
On January 8, 2015, Microsoft published a new, Customer Solution Case Study about Deep Web Technologies’ innovative search technology developed in collaboration with the WorldWideScience Alliance.  Using the Microsoft Translation services, the search application WorldWideScience.org allows users to search in their native language, find results from sources around the world, and read the results translated […]
          Science.gov mobile app among 10 best according to GCN   
[ Editor’s Note: This post first appeared in the Deep Web Technologies Blog. ] Government Computer News (GCN) recently reviewed mobile apps developed by the federal government. Science.gov Mobile was among the top 10 listed. GCN gave the Science.gov Mobile app (which runs on the Android and on the Mobile Web) scores of 7 for […]
          Systematic Literature Review and Federated Search   
The International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications has published the article: “A Federated Search Approach to Facilitate Systematic Literature Review in Software Engineering.” Here’s the abstract: To impact industry, researchers developing technologies in academia need to provide tangible evidence of the advantages of using them. Nowadays, Systematic Literature Review (SLR) has become a prominent […]
          Michael Schrenk on Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers   
I produced this podcast because I was curious about intelligent web agents and noticed this new edition of Michael Schrenk’s Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers. In this podcast, Michael Schrenk and I discuss webbots, spiders, and screen scrapers. These are the tools that allow developers to crawl the web, to mash up contents from multiple […]
          OSS Leftovers   
  • AT&T Passive Optical Network Trial to Test Open Source Software

    AT&T is set trial 10-gigabit symmetric passive optical network technology (XGS-PON), tapping its growing virtualization and software expertise to drive down the cost of next-generation PON deployments.

    The carrier said it plans to later this year conduct the XGS-PON trial as part of its plan to virtualize access functions within the last mile network. Testing is expected to show support for multi-gigabit per second Internet speeds and allow for merging of services onto a single network. Services to be supported include broadband and backhaul of wired and 5G wireless services.

  • Intel Begins Prepping Cannonlake Support For Coreboot

    The initial commit happening this morning that is mostly structuring for the Cannonlake SoC enablement and some boilerplate work while more of the enablement is still happening. Landing past that so far is the UART initialization while more Cannonlake code still has yet to land -- this is the first of any post-Kabylake code in Coreboot.

  • Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source

    Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See Windstream Joins ONAP.)

    The announcement could be the sign of broader engagement by US service providers in the open source effort. At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in May, a CenturyLink speaker said his company is also looking closely at ONAP. (See Beyond MANO: The Long Walk to Network Automation.)

    Windstream has been informally monitoring multiple open source efforts and supporting the concept of open source for some time now, says Jeff Brown, director of product management and product marketing at Windstream. The move to more actively engage in orchestration through ONAP was driven by the growing influence of Windstream's IT department in its transition to software-defined networking, he notes.

  • Why Do Open Source Projects Fork?

    Open source software (OSS) projects start with the intention of creating technology that can be used for the greater good of the technical, or global, community. As a project grows and matures, it can reach a point where the goals of or perspectives on the project diverge. At times like this, project participants start thinking about a fork.

    Forking an OSS project often begins as an altruistic endeavor, where members of a community seek out a different path to improve upon the project. But the irony of it is that forking is kind of like the OSS equivalent of the third rail in the subway: You really don’t want to touch it if you can help it.

  • Mozilla Employee Denied Entry to the United States [iophk: "says a lot about new Sweden"]

    Daniel Stenberg, an employee at Mozilla and the author of the command-line tool curl, was not allowed to board his flight to the meeting from Sweden—despite the fact that he’d previously obtained a visa waiver allowing him to travel to the US.

    Stenberg was unable to check in for his flight, and was notified at the airport ticket counter that his entry to the US had been denied.

  • Print your own aquaponics garden with this open source urban farming system

    Aquapioneers has developed what it calls the world's first open source aquaponics kit in a bid to reconnect urban dwellers with the production of their food.

  • The story behind Kiwix, an offline content provider

    Kiwix powers offline Wikipedia and provides other content to users, like all of the Stack Exchange websites.

  • Systemd flaw leaves many Linux distros open to attack

          BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run   

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a "standing O" at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking "A Musical" that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening.

The astounding phenomenon was not a knee-jerk reaction to someone standing up first or any sense of the obligatory. Rather, you could feel the energy moving throughout the house as the number was performed so brilliantly onstage and, if you were paying attention, you could feel it building to the point that audience members simply had to leap to their feet to show their appreciation of a peculiarly American art form, in general, and Something Rotten!, in particular. If you were there, the sense of joie de vivre was palpable from the very first notes of the song and as it was delivered by the remarkable ensemble onstage, the sustained "standing O" only seemed apropos to the moment.

Thoroughly delightful and eminently entertaining, "A Musical" features affectionate nods to some 20 or more legendary musicals, gleefully recalling signature musical motifs from particular songs or lyrics interpolated for maximum impact. If it doesn't make you love musicals at least a little bit more than you did when you walked into the theater, nothing will.

How many times have you experienced something like that? The exhilaration that comes from seeing top-flight actors performing at the very top of their game, the quintessential moment that is the essence of that to which every musical theater creative team aspires. Co-composer - and Nashville's own - Wayne Kirkpatrick, eager to see how his hometown audiences would respond to his first foray into the rarefied world of the Broadway musical, must have been floating on air as the general hubbub of opening night reached its zenith (and remained there) throughout the remainder of the two and a half hours of mirthful merriment and musical effervescence that continued to reverberate throughout the building, sending audiences home on a cloud of pure joy. You really should have been there - it was a night for the history books of musical theater in a city known far and wide for its music.

To put it succinctly: Something Rotten! is a great big hit, the kind of theatrical achievement of showbiz legend and a joyous cavalcade of musical theatre tropes that are rendered herein as if they were something new and unique. Somehow, the highly original show - with Tony Award-nominated music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and his brother Karey Kirkpatrick, and book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and conceived by the Kirkpatrick brothers - manages to bridge the gap between audience members who thrive on such creativity and artistic achievement and those who tend to disdainfully look down their collective nose at such lighter than air, buoyant entertainment.

A witty and whimsical takeoff on Shakespeare - he's portrayed as a rock star of the Renaissance era and as the bane of the existence of the two Bottom brothers, Nigel and Nick, who are the show's primary protagonists - and the struggle of his contemporaries to compete with his prolific and popular works for the theater, Something Rotten! is rather unique in these days of movies turned into musicals and revivals of classic works by the legendary composers and lyricists of Broadway's golden era. And while it calls upon its forebears to provide musical context and literary references, it's a wholly new story that engages its audiences from the very beginning ("Welcome to the Renaissance") all the way through to the show's finale, set appropriately enough in the New World where the idea of a show in which an actor stops speaking long enough to break into song (which, of course, advances the plot and aids in character development - and there's something called a dance break) is sure to take hold.

Along the way, there's enough spectacle and theatrical wizardry - thanks in large part to the production's exquisite aesthetic design which includes vibrant and colorful scenery by Scott Pask, gorgeous, eye-popping costumes by Gregg Barnes, evocative lighting by Jeff Croiter and all the ancillary accoutrement supplied by more of Broadway's very best - to keep the most ardent of musical theater lovers on the edge of their seats. Plus, the ample irreverence and tongue-in-cheek approach to the material ensures that even the freshest of neophytes will discover much to love about Something Rotten!

Directed with his expected aplomb and obvious love for what he's doing by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (his resume includes The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python's Spamalot), who also supplies the tremendous choreography that makes Something Rotten! more exhilarating than one could possibly hope for, the production that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2015 is a love letter to the escapism and sense of wonder that is so much a part of musical theater. If you go to see it, and you certainly should (make no mistake about that), you'll find yourself caught up in the pageantry and pomp of the show to the point that your love of musicals will deepen, your appreciation for the art form heightened by the antics of Nicholaw's superb cast.

With the memorable score, crafted by the brothers Kirkpatrick, and the sharply written book by O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick - which is replete with enough doubles entendre and witty rejoinders to keep your brain whirling throughout - Something Rotten! is sure to one day be considered a musical theater classic on its own astonishing merits, its obvious appreciation of all the remarkable shows that have come before it only underscoring the creative team's love for the very genre it playfully and artfully sends up with its structure.

Led by Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti as Nick and Nigel Bottom, the siblings who find themselves out of the spotlight since the meteoric rise of Shakespeare's (played with sex appeal and bombast by Adam Pascal) star, Nicholaw's talented ensemble bring the show to life with enough energy to power a major metropolitan city! As the two Bottoms struggle to create their own masterpiece (Richard II, plans for which are scrapped when "The Bard" writes his own script about that British monarch after he's already produced Richard III - "Who goes backwards?" Nick implores), we watch their company of actors chew the scenery and act up a veritable storm to bring a new show to life during Elizabethan times. All manner of zany hilarity ensues in the process and McClure and Grisetti keep the action moving along at a fair pace with their commitment to their characters.

Pascal powers his way through the show to leave an indelible mark as The Bard, exuding a sexy sensuality that explains why he's so idolized by his adoring fans. The guy sure knows how to wear a codpiece! His performance of "Will Power," in which he's backed up by four hot boy dancers, serves as the perfect introduction to Shakespeare and his astounding way with words.

While McClure, Grisetti and Pascal definitely have the larger, showier roles in Something Rotten!, they are surrounded by estimable talent in every scene, including the scene-stealing Blake Hammond as Thomas Nostradamus, the soothsaying nephew of the Nostradamus, who foretells of the creation of musical theater; the fey and funny Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah, as a light-in-the-loafers Puritan zealot; the stereotype-defying (or should that be "-defining"?) Jeff Brooks as Shylock; the outlandish Joel Newsome as Lord Clapham, the brother's initial patron; and the showstopping Nick Rashad Burroughs as the minstrel who welcomes us to the Renaissance in the show's opening number.

Maggie Lakis is wonderful as Nick Bottom's loyal and devoted wife, Bea, a proto-feminist centuries ahead of her time, and Autumn Hurlburt is ideal as the object of Nigel's ardor, Portia, the daughter of the closeted Puritan who's trying to shut down every theater in town.

Giving ample support throughout are the remaining members of Nicholaw's all-dancing, all-singing ensemble who portray the various and sundry Renaissance regulars who populate the imaginative world in which the Bottoms and Shakespeare vie for prominence. They sing! They dance! They act! - all while being tremendously, heart-stoppingly watchable. Thanks, Something Rotten! for giving us a chorus of gorgeous girls and handsome boys to keep our attention focused where it needs to be.

Brian P. Kennedy conducts the 15-member orchestra with confidence and a sense of theatrical bravado required - nay, demanded - by such onstage antics, which includes some of Nashville's most talented players in the pit.

Something Rotten! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. Music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Musical direction by Brian P. Kennedy. Production stage managed by Jeff Norman. Scenic design by Scott Pask. Costume design by Gregg Barnes. Lighting design by Jeff Croiter. Sound design by Peter Hylenski. Hair Design by Josh Marquette. Makeup design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. Presented by HCA TriStar Broadway at TPAC Series at Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville. Through Sunday, July 2. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (with one 15-minute intermission). For details, go to www.tpac.org.

photos by Jeremy Daniel


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          QA Tester - Noviur Technologies - Vaughan, ON   
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          12265 Senior Programmer Analyst - CANADIAN NUCLEAR LABORATORIES (CNL) - Chalk River, ON   
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          Zoo Miami announces birth of 4 warthogs   

Zoo Miami announced Friday the birth of four warthogs.

The baby warthogs, three males and one female, were born June 20. 

Zoo Miami spokesman Ron Magill said in a news release that Friday was the first time zoo staff were able to temporarily separate the mother from her newborns for a few minutes to successfully perform a neonatal exam on each of the warthogs. 

The exam confirmed the warthogs' sex and indicated that they each appear to be healthy and developing well.

Magill said the 3-year-old mother is from the Indianapolis Zoo and the 3-year-old father is from San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The warthogs are the first offspring for both parents, and it is the second successful birth of warthogs at Zoo Miami.

The first occurred in 1995.

Magill said the mother warthog will "remain off exhibit with her piglets for several days to ensure that they have bonded properly and are well acclimated to their surroundings prior to going on public display."

Warthogs, made famous by Pumba in Disney's "The Lion King," are found in much of sub-Saharan Africa.

The animals are not naturally aggressive, but are able to protect themselves with large, powerful tusks, which they typically use to tear up the ground in search of roots and grubs and to establish dominance between them.

 

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          African beauty to shine from Under the Trees   

From natural hair styles to in­spirational ethnic jewelry to the prints, cut and colours of fabrics, African fashion has woven itself into the hearts of the mainstream. For many people, African style has become a state of mind, embody­ing beauty and purpose, evoking spiritual strength and inspiring a sense of individuality. Qurux Af­rica 3, a fashion show organised by the Emancipation Support Com­mittee (ESC), is fast becoming a must-attend fashion event, and it is on this Sunday, Under the Trees at the Hotel Normandie, from 4 pm.
 
Executive director Zakiya Uzoma Wadada says of the show: “With 25 years of commitment to the develop­ment of the African consciousness in T&T, we see this show as an opportu­nity to reach our brothers and sisters, allowing them to see themselves in the best possible light.”
 
Entertainment company Fashion Focus has been working alongside the ESCT to manage and produce the Qurux Africa show for the past two years. Fashion Focus is known for its annual production of the Fashion Con­vention and Fashion Magazine.
 
The Qurux Africa 3 production in­cludes a 31st anniversary celebratory presentation entitled Thanksgiving by Robert Young of The Cloth, and a high­ly anticipated presentation by The Lost Tribe, directed by Valmiki Maharaj.
 
Special local designers will include Andre Lovelace of The Nubian Expe­rience, Deron Attzs Designs, Donna Pemberton, Afrikan Ark Jewelry by Johan Mohamed and Mahogany Stuff.
 
The event will also showcase the latest Ghanian fashion with design­ers Josephine Hayford of Haylooks and Faustina Ansong. Both designers have participated in the Emancipation Festival for many years and continue to provide the latest in African fashion right here in Trinidad.
 
After the production patrons can purchase their favourite outfits di­rectly from the designers at pop-up booths. Traditional accessories such as headwraps, jewelry, handbags and craft will also be on sale.
 
Michael Christopher, lead consult­ant for Qurux Africa, says, “One of the main goals of Fashion Focus is to create an innovative angle on the presenta­tion of fashion, one that is more fluid, dynamic and engaging. Shows like this allow the patron to enjoy a show, select items that appeal to them and purchase items at the pop-up shop. There will be a variety of styles—evening wear, business, and casual wear—both male and female, and even a kids’ line.”
 
Patrons are invited to come out from 4 pm for the cocktail reception, fol­lowed by the African and African-in­spired presentations.
 
This year’s event will feature a pho­to-booth. Door prizes will be presented throughout the show. Headline model, Athaliah Samuel (Miss T&T 2012) is pleased to be associated with the pro­duction.
 
The Emancipation Support Com­mittee of T&T celebrates its 25th an­niversary this year. The organisation says it is committed to education, development and personal identity.
 
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Limited early bird tickets are avail­able at the Emancipation House in Maraval. Tickets cost $250 for general seating and $300 for Special Reserved seating. For more information on the event and ticket sales, contact the ESCTT Secretar­iat at 628-5008 or info@emanci­pationtt.org, visit the website at www.emancipationtt.com or follow the ESCTT on Facebook at “Eman­cipation Support Committee-ESC”.
 


          PM shaken by gruesome attack   

The gruesome murders of 13-year-old Videsh Subar and his 56-year-old sitter Rose Mohammed have impacted on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, so much so that it has left him very disturbed and shaken.

Speaking at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing, Rowley said he hoped the T&T Police Service can bring the perpetrators of the killings before the courts expeditiously.

The throats of Subar and Mohammed were slit by their killers at Mohammed’s Ajim Baksh Street, Malabar home on Wednesday during a home invasion.

Yesterday, Rowley said there were some new developments taking place in the country, some of which were not uplifting and disturbing.

“I am very, very shaken and disturbed with what happened in the East with that child and its guardian who were so brutally murdered, and it makes us wonder what kind of people we have become,” said Rowley, his voice dropping as he spoke.

Saying it is now standard practice that when violent and heinous crimes are committed there is a public demand that the Government do something about crime, Rowley said “that demand is understandable because people want to feel safe, people want to feel secure and people want to know that their families and their communities are protected from these things.”

The PM said the interventions by individuals who make a decision to carry out such activities “shock us all the time.” He said whatever the Government has in place, be it prison, police or court “we are always surprised by these kinds” of murders.

In extending condolences to the family of the victims, Rowley said just looking at the grief on television as a citizen, he was quite “shaken by this kind of thing and I trust that the law enforcement authorities would find the perpetrators of such heinous and disturbing action.”

Asked about the TTPS’ ineffectiveness in its battle against the criminal elements and he could do to fill the gap, Rowley replied, “That is one area where you do not have an alternative. There is no alternative but to keep working and improving the ability of law enforcement in the country. And law enforcement in our country under the Constitution is largely the Police Service.”

In the area of national security, Rowley disclosed that Cabinet took a decision not to pay $200 million to maintain for one year four of the country’s helicopters.

“This is a cost that has been negotiated downward I was told. US$34 million I was told. We just can’t afford that! If we can’t afford it then the helicopters would stay on the ground… much as we would like to have them in the air. If we have $200 million dollars, the question that arises is that the best way to spend $200 million in the fight against crime?”

He said selling the helicopters was one option the Government may look at.


          Marlene still under probe   

The Integrity Commission has not yet completed its investigations into Port-of-Spain South Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald, who will be sworn in as the new Minister of Public Utilities today.

While McDonald has been cleared on part of the matters brought before the commission, the T&T Guardian was told by a source close to the body that “while a number of allegations have been dealt with, there are other things still being investigated.”

The information comes even as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley welcomed McDonald back to his Cabinet yesterday, saying the Integrity Commission had found she was not in breach of the Integrity in Public Life Act in relation to some of the issues under probe.

In March 2006, McDonald was relieved of the post of Minister of Housing after it was reported that the Integrity Commission was investigating two reports brought against her, involving a close friend by the name of Michael Carew.

Those investigations related to the approval of grants to the Calabar Foundation by the Ministry of Community Development and to the issuance of a Housing Development Corporation home.

While the commission is reported to have written to McDonald indicating that there was no evidence that she had breached the Integrity in Public Life Act, the commission, in its correspondence, also indicated that investigations into other allegations contained in the complaint are “still receiving its attention.”

Integrity Commission chairman Zainool Hosein yesterday refused to answer questions on what matters involving McDonald were still under investigation. He said, “If anybody who is in receipt of communication from the commission wants to divulge it, we have no way to prevent that, but I cannot give details of any matter before the commission.”

The commission is bound to silence under sections 20 and 35 of the Integrity in Public Life Act. Both sections speak to the issues of secrecy and confidentiality of information and carries, in the case of section 20, a fine of $250,000 and 10 years imprisonment, while persons in breach of section 35 are liable on summary conviction to a fine of $250,000 and imprisonment for five years.

Speaking on the broad issues of the work of the commission, however, Hosein said they had “inherited a number of issues, we have dealt with a range of matters and we have functioned without much trauma, we are working quietly and efficiently in dealing with quite a number of matters and people can rely on absolute fairness.”

He said when there are delays in “concluding matters, it is because the investigation is not complete and that could be the result of a want of information being sought.”

In conducting its investigations, the T&T Guardian was told, the commission liaises with banks and financial institutions and very often the information required is not available immediately. The process could be further delayed when someone being investigated seeks legal advice, which delays the process.

In a statement to the media earlier yesterday, the commission said “all matters relative to Investigations and Compliance are thoroughly investigated, but statutory strictures on the disclosure of specific matters preclude the commission or anyone there-at from divulging information from its records.”

It said “in assessing and investigating allegations of breaches of the Integrity In Public Life Act (the IPLA) and the Prevention of Corruption Act, the commission remains focussed and committed to carrying out its functions thoroughly, efficiently, fairly and within a reasonable time-frame.”

While the records of the commission and any information revealed by the production of documents cannot be disclosed, the commission urged media practitioners to avoid making “unsupported statements and to consult the commission’s annual report which provides a summary of complaints which have engaged the attention of the commission.”

The commission said it “remains concerned that irresponsible and adverse criticisms by media practitioners are injurious, especially when not supported by factual details.”

The commission said it continues to facilitate dialogue and offer an accessible, courteous, efficient and meaningful guidance to persons in public life as well as to those exercising public functions.

It reminded persons subject to the Integrity In Public Life Act to comply with the provisions, cooperate fully by filing declarations in a timely manner and to provide information promptly when called upon to do so.

The commission’s 29th annual report, laid in Parliament in 2016, lists 41 investigations. At least four of them date back to the pre-2010 period relating to complaints against a former prime minister Patrick Manning, now deceased, alleging breaches of the act in the award of land and the construction of the Church of the Lighthouse. Those investigations, according to the document, are still continuing.


          TCM Development Lead - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
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          TS62: CES Transsexuals, Bill O'Reilly, Golden Globes, Guest Sam Pancake.mp3   
YYou think Jodie Foster’s speech was crazy? Well, just wait ‘till you hear this roid fueled Throwing Shade. Hyper's female robot statue humans at CES, transsexuals have a rough week, and special guest, from Curb and Arrested Development, a person with endless talent, Sam Pancake Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod bryanyerin@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Odettes presented St. George Award (Thief River Falls Times)   
Dave and Paulette Odette of Thief River Falls were awarded the St. George Award at a recent service at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. The St. George emblem is a national award presented to an adult volunteer working in the Scouting program. It recognizes their efforts to encourage youth's spiritual development and participation in faith activities.
          WPWeekly Episode 279 – The Future of Underscores with David A. Kennedy   
In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by David A. Kennedy. Kennedy is a Theminator at Automattic and an accessibility advocate. Kennedy joined us to talk about the future of Underscores, a starter theme created by Automattic in 2012. We discussed how Gutenberg may impact theme development (more...)
          New Surgical Procedure to Successfully Treat Peri-Implantitis   

A study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology examines a novel surgical procedure to combat peri-implantitis. The authors conducted two case studies using a newly developed cleaning and...

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          WPWeekly Episode 271 – Recapping WordCamp Chicago 2017 With John James Jacoby   
In this episode, I’m joined by John James Jacoby. We recap WordCamp Chicago 2017 and learn about what he’s been up to as of late. Jacoby was recently elected as a trustee by the Village of East Troy, WI. We discussed what lessons he’s learned through open source software development (more...)
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          [Video] 2018 Alpine A110 is being tweaked on the Nurburgring   
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          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: New Lynn’s getting a new town   

New Lynn’s new town is starting to take shape. The first of thousands of homes planned for the $3 billion West Edge development in the Auckland suburb are expected to be completed in 2018. More than 80 terrace homes had been pre-sold in the project,...
          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: INDOOR FIRES   

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          THE CHALLENGE: Software Development Apprentice   
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          Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care   
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After the birth of her youngest son nearly 20 years ago, Elay Nantz of Colorado developed carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand, sank into post-partum depression, and attempted suicide. After a three-month stay at a Colorado psychiatric hospital, she endured a carousel of specialists who only wanted to know “What do you want?” or “What do you need?” and then wrote countless prescriptions. If she stood her ground and said the pills weren’t working, they would refer her to another doctor. Two of her four psychiatrists even fell asleep during her counseling sessions. Eventually, she stopped seeking treatment.

Nantz has struggled with depression for most of her life and has bounced in and out of doctors’ offices. She felt that the mental health system just saw her as a wallet to rifle through. “None of them gave a crap about me,” she says.

After she had surgery on her hand in 2009 and began physical therapy, her health improved. But after Nantz got divorced in 2010, she lost her private insurance and went on Medicaid—which her physical therapist did not accept. Her hand grew weak and shook so much that she could not hold a fork. It would tumble to the ground and stay there until one of her three children picked it up. A bad day would lead to deeper depression. She felt worthless.

The combination of depression and carpal tunnel meant she could not work and provide for her children. Her thoughts turned to suicide again: “I felt like the only exit I could see was me dying—my head was a mess—like I was in a cave and I couldn’t get out,” she told The American Prospect. “I was getting ready to kill myself.”

Nantz believed that the health-care system simply viewed her as a depressed woman with shaky hands rather than a 45-year-old mother of three who wanted to work and care for her family. But after running out of other options, she decided to try counseling one more time. In 2015, she met Dr. Yaira Oquendo-Figueroa, a staff psychologist at a Salud Family Health Center in Denver.  

Oquendo-Figueroa took an “integrated care” approach to Nantz’s problems that focused on breaking through the institutional barriers that separate mental and physical health care.  In integrated care settings, behavioral health specialists work together with primary-care doctors to treat individual patients. An ongoing relationship between physicians and a patient is the basis of primary care, and it provides a pathway for coordinating mental health treatment.

Oquendo-Figueroa listened carefully to Nantz’s problems and helped her develop the mental “tools” to steer her thoughts in a positive direction. She also connected her with an acupuncturist to treat her carpal tunnel. “She changed my life and the perception of everything,” Nantz says of Oquendo-Figueroa. “I think she’s a magician.”

Mental and physical care have long occupied distinct silos in the American health-care system. However, if Congress has its way, the treatment gulf between these two areas could become even wider, particularly for poor and low-income people who rely Medicaid, the largest health insurer in the United States.

Medical professionals like Oquendo-Figueroa have redoubled their efforts to offer a program of treatment that addresses psychological issues and physical ailments in tandem—which can go a long way to helping patients like Nantz. “You can’t separate the head from the body,” the doctor says.

Primary-care physicians see the majority of patients with mental health problems in the United States, but they are not trained to provide specialized treatment for mental illnesses. According to Benjamin Miller, a University of Colorado’s School of Medicine psychologist who specializes in linking mental and physical care, fewer than 4 percent of primary-care physicians accurately screen for depression. There has been little change in the percentage of adults who use mental health services, or who report an unmet need for mental health services. Two-thirds of doctors say that they can’t get their patients access to outpatient mental treatment because of a shortage of workers, lack of coverage, or inadequate coverage.

Meanwhile, suicide rates in America have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past 15 years and, of the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from mental illness, only about one-fifth get treatment. “The U.S. health-care system [has] two cultures of care that isolate the mind from the body, and mental health has fallen victim to that,” says Miller.

In the 1970s, Salud Family Health Center opened in northeast Colorado to serve patients who were historically underserved or completely uninsured, like the state’s migrant farm workers. In 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized Salud as a “patient-centered medical home,” a health-care delivery model that promotes strategies like integrated care. This model upends the traditional health-care system by providing mental health care in primary-care settings, where it is most accessible.

For many people, primary-care clinics and doctors’ offices are a safe haven. “People want an [ongoing] relationship with someone, they want to feel connected [and] to know you’re they’re for them,” Miller says. He believes that nurturing these relationships provides patients with an avenue to discuss and manage mental health issues before they become serious.

The Colorado health center includes a mobile legal team that advocates for patients, especially undocumented immigrants or Medicaid recipients who live paycheck to paycheck. The center also sends behavioral health professionals around the clinic to meet patients in other departments. “Let’s say that a patient is coming for a dental cleaning, and the hygienist concludes that the patient may be anxious or depressed,” says Oquendo-Figueroa. “I go there and do a consult right there in the dental area.”

While that practice may seem invasive to people who have health-care plans that cover behavioral therapy, a dental clinic might be the only time that some Medicaid or Medicare recipients can talk to a mental health professional.

Washington State’s Mental Health Integration Project features telepsychiatry to help treat low-income patients on Medicaid and Medicare. Encouraging patients to stay in touch with care managers and consulting psychiatrists over the phone allows those health centers to reach more people, and not just during regular visits.

Anne Shields, the associate director of the University of Washington’s Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions program sees e-medicine as one possible solution to a shrinking, aging workforce of psychiatrists, especially in rural areas of the country where there were never many specialists to begin with. From 1995 to 2014, while the total number of physicians in the United States grew by 45 percent, the number of psychiatrists only increased by 12 percent. In 2010, 59 percent of psychiatrists in the United States were 54 years old or older. “Primary-care settings are very diverse, small practices,” Shields says. “Rural health centers have no more than three people working and they’re not going to be able to hire a behavioral health-care manager.”

While health-care staffing often determines the number and types of services a hospital provides, integrated care relies on coordination between doctors to identify the specific treatments that will work for an individual patient. Using this approach, a small rural health center can strive to provide the same high-quality integrated care that an urban hospital system does.

Yet despite the health benefits that integrated care provides, the American health-care system continues to rely on traditional strategies. Treating mental and physical conditions separately has not only prevented vulnerable populations from accessing treatment, but it has also driven up those costs. Miller has calculated that, on average, physical conditions cost twice as much per person per month to treat when there is a mental illness present as well.

Moreover, mental health crises often play out in emergency rooms, which are the least efficient and most expensive care locations. Integrated care has reduced the patients’ reliance on emergency room treatment by focusing on preventative services, and targeting mild or moderate symptoms before they become severe.

The Cherokee Health System in Tennessee found that integrated care patients used emergency services 68 percent less than the regional average; specialty care 42 percent less; and hospital care 37 percent less. These savings amounted to a 22 percent discrepancy between CHS’s total cost and the regional average.

Most health-care networks prioritize people with serious mental illnesses over patients with mild or moderate symptoms, which prevents people from getting the help they need earlier. “The bulk of mental health services are in the public system, but people can’t get those services until they have had many crises,” says Debbie Plotnick, a vice president of Mental Health America, one the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress could tear wide open the existing gap between having insurance that covers mental health treatment and having access to that treatment with their plans to undo the Affordable Care Act. The ACA repeal proposals fail the two-step process Miller of the University of Colorado uses to evaluate potential reforms: “Does this continue to further fragment our experience with health?” he says. “And does this limit my patient’s ability to get access to mental health treatment where they want it?”

Moreover, transforming Medicaid into a block grant program means that mental health programs would take a significant hit as state officials search for savings to offset the federal cuts. Miller believes that integrated care programs would be the first to go, forcing medical professionals to make difficult decisions about whether they can marshal the resources to help people like Nantz. Repealing the ACA would simply take programs designed to bridge the gap between mental and physical illnesses backward—states, Miller says, “can’t take a chance on this right now.” 


          Trump’s Travel Ban Is Back   
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Travelers wait in line near an Emirates ticket counter at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. 

A limited version of President Trump’s controversial travel ban is back in place after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could impose restrictions on certain foreign travelers and refugees. The constant back-and-forth rulings have created a bureaucratic nightmare for those involved in the refugee resettlement process, and Thursday’s developments promise even more disruption.

While President Trump proclaimed victory, refugee and human rights advocates have been on tenterhooks this week. The high court’s decision was certainly a blow to opponents of the ban, but just how hard that blow is will depend on the Trump administration’s next moves.

The government’s new guidelines would significantly limit the total number of noncitizens and refugees that can enter the country, according to a State Department background briefing Thursday afternoon. The department released its guidance just four hours before the ban is scheduled to go into effect. However, the Department of Homeland Security, which controls border enforcement, has not issued its own guidance on the new policies.

During its short but turbulent existence, two versions of the travel ban have been issued, blocked by federal courts, and now given the go-ahead with certain restrictions. But the Supreme Court decision and the subsequent federal guidelines do not reassure refugees advocates. “Nothing is off the table when it comes to this travel ban,” says Justin Cox, a National Immigration Law Center (NILC) staff attorney. “We can’t assume smooth sailing.”

On Monday, the justices said that they would wait until October to hear two cases regarding Trump’s travel ban. Until then, the high court granted a partial stay to injunctions freezing the controversial executive order, allowing a limited version of the travel ban to go into effect.

Noncitizens who can show they have a “bona fide relationship” with a “person or entity” in the United States will be allowed to enter the country, as will anyone who has already been issued a visa. People who cannot prove that they have a close relationship with a U.S. citizen will be banned from entering the country for 90 days if they are from the six Muslim-majority countries included in the executive order. That time period increases to 120 days for refugees from any country who have not yet received permission to enter the U.S. 

The high court gave a few examples of what constituted a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the U.S., such as visiting a relative or traveling to work or study, but stopped short of providing comprehensive definitions, preferring to leave the work of coming up with more nuanced characterizations to the federal government and lower courts.

But under the new guidelines, relatives only include immediate family members already in the country: parents, spouses, children, adult sons or daughters, sons- or daughters-in-law, and siblings. Grandparents were not included in the guidelines.

Refugees who have already been admitted to the U.S. and are booked to travel before July 6 will be exempt from the ban. A senior administration official said that the fate of those who’ve been booked travel after that date would be addressed at a later time. The briefers also said that establishing valid connections with American entities by refugees would need to be “formal” and “documented”: Simply being connected to a resettlement agency would not be sufficient. Roughly one-third of refugees waiting to be admitted do not have family ties in the United States, according to resettlement agency estimates.

“This is an unduly restrictive approach,” says Eleanor Acer, director of Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection program. “Refugees who go through multiple security entities, are approved by the DHS [Department of Homeland Security], vetted by various government agencies, and have long relationships with resettlement agencies should all be viewed as having requisite bona fide relationships.”

The limited ban could still leave thousands of people in limbo. “This isn’t like postponing a vacation,” says Melanie Nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy at HIAS, a Maryland-based Jewish resettlement agency. “These are life or death situations that refugees could be forced to remain in.”

Of the top 10 countries for total numbers of refugees granted permission to enter the United States during the last fiscal year, only three—Somalia, Syria, and Iran—were listed in Trump’s original executive order. Iraq is also among the top 10, and there are tens of thousands of people who worked with the U.S. government who are waiting to get clearance to resettle in this country. Under these current guidelines, it’s not clear if they would be granted entry.

The reinstated ban has stoked fears of a return to the chaos that played out in airports across the country following the haphazard rollout of Trump’s first executive order.

Naureen Shah, Amnesty International’s senior director of campaigns announced that the organization would be sending researchers to airports to “monitor how the ban is being implemented.”

“There’s going to be massive confusion in airports around the world,” says Acer, who anticipates a heightened legal response to refugees connected to resettlement agencies being blocked from entering the country.

In his partial dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas warned that the court’s decision would “invite a flood of litigation”—a comment that will likely prove prescient in the months to come. Lawsuits challenging the original and updated versions of the travel ban have inundated federal courts.

“I expect that we’ll be back in court soon,” says Cox of the NILC. “No one is going to take this lying down.”

Critics of the ban argue that refugees are already the most rigorously vetted group allowed into the U.S., undergoing a process that can take up to two years or more. “I don’t know how much more extreme the vetting can get, frankly,” says Cornell law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr.

This new wave of uncertainty unfolds at a time when the number of approved refugees approved to enter the U.S. had just started to bounce back after Trump’s initial immigration restrictions. Resettlement numbers plummeted in the wake of Trump’s first two attempted travel bans: In January, the U.S. admitted nearly 7,000 refugees admitted by March that number had declined to just 2,000 in March, according to State Department data

More than 46,000 refugees have been admitted and resettled in the U.S. in fiscal 2017, nearly reaching the 50,000 limit that Trump had specified in his original executive order, but still a long way off from the 110,000 ceiling that the Obama administration had put in place.

The Supreme Court allowed the U.S. to cap refugee arrivals, but justices did not allow the Trump administration to prohibit refugees with bona fide relationships, even if “the 50,000-person cap has been reached or exceeded.”

Officials at HIAS, one of nine agencies that work with the State Department to resettle refugees, were already worried they wouldn’t hit their resettlement targets before the travel ban was reinstated. Even in the “best-case” scenario, the agency expects to resettle 1,400 fewer than they had been approved to resettle at the beginning of the fiscal year. Other resettlement agencies have reported similar drops.

“The program changes on an almost weekly basis,” says Nezer. According to Nezer, these changes in policy can stall refugee case processing. That can often result in medical and security clearances expiring, which in turn creates even lengthier delays.

Trump had originally ordered federal agencies to wait 72 hours after the court’s decision to implement the ban. Trump maintains that the ban is necessary to protect the nation from terrorist activities and praised the court’s decision as “a clear victory for our national security.”


          ATWOOD TATE: Journal Development Manager   
Available on request: ATWOOD TATE: A open access publisher in Switzerland needs two Journal Development Managers to oversee several scientific journals Switzerland
          GTA 5 dataminers discover mission involving aliens and a flying saucer   

The Grand Theft Auto series has become notorious for its secrets, consisting of eerie Easter Eggs and cut content only available to those who tinker with its code. From GTA: San Andreas' infamous Hot Coffee sex mini-game to GTA 5's bizarre showdown between Bigfoot and Teen Wolf's beast, there's some pretty peculiar things going on in GTA's most clandestine corners.

The latest example of this involves a crashed flying saucer and a firefight with the aliens that haunt this derelict craft. Presented as a seemingly ordinary supply run in GTA Online, this extra-terrestrial showdown was discovered by a group of dataminers after they tweaked the game's code.

GTA paranormal investigators Chiliad Mystery Guru, a crowdsourced group of fans who have become obsessed with uncovering content that's either been cut or willingly kept at arm's length by crafty developers at Rockstar communicating through clues in its code, has just unearthed this close encounter of the nerd kind.

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          FORMULA WON: Senior Business Development Manager Charity Financials   
up to £45k+ Uncapped Commission (OTE £20k): FORMULA WON: Your job will be to establish new and build on existing relationships to generate revenue  selling predominantly to professional advisors, service ... London central
          Arkane co-founder Raphael Colantonio: "Imagine not having a vacation for 18 years"   

Arkane co-founder Raphael Colantonio has expanded on his shock decision to leave the Dishonored and Prey developer, suggesting he's burnt out by years of triple-A development.

Colantonio, who left Arkane after a whopping 18 years at the studio, told an audience at the Spanish conference Gamelab today he needed a proper holiday after over a decade of shipping high-profile video games.

"Well it's a mixed bag of emotions because of course I love Arkane, I love Bethesda and it's been 18 years of very fascinating adventures and some super-hard times, because as you know we were independent and we almost went out of business several times," he said on-stage.

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          Trump's Appointment to Gender Equality Office Has Hateful Anti-Trans Record    
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Adding to his record of appointing people to posts they are fundamentally unqualified to hold, Donald Trump has named an anti-trans activist as a senior adviser to the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Bethany Kozma, who held positions in the White House and Homeland Security under George W. Bush, vehemently opposed guidelines issued by President Obama's administration that advised schools to let trans students use their preferred names and pronouns and use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity, Buzzfeed reports. And to Google the woman who will advise on gender equality in the office that is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to uncover a treasure trove of hateful, woefully misguided anti-trans propaganda. 

“A boy claiming gender confusion must now be allowed in the same shower, bathroom, or locker room with my daughter under the president’s transgender policies,” Kozma wrote in a 2016 piece about the Obama administration guidelines. “When I learned that predators could abuse these new policies to hurt children in school lockers, shelters, pool showers, or other vulnerable public places like remote bathrooms in national parks, I realized I had to do something.” 

In a disgusting attempt to equate trans women with sexual predators, Kozma’s story included a video of women sharing their stories of how they were sexually assaulted by cisgender men in spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms. 

While naming Kozma, who clearly doesn’t believe that trans women are equal to cisgender women, as an adviser at the office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment is a slap in the face to all women, her position in the office is further complicated by the fact that USAID has a long history of supporting programs that advance LGBT equality around the world, including a program that leverages financial contributions to support “LGBTI human rights and development in 14 countries around the world,” HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, and an initiative to empower Asia’s LGBT people, according to its website.

A spokesperson for USAID said Kozma’s appointment does not mean there has been a change in policy in terms of its commitment to LGBT rights, according to Buzzfeed. 

"USAID is committed to promoting a work environment that is free from sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination, in accordance with existing federal law," the spokesperson said. 

But Kozma's anti-trans crusade did not end with her campaign to oppose Obama’s protections for trans students in 2016. Earlier this year she wrote a piece for The Daily Signal (part of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation) in which she patted herself on the back for being a part of the movement that she believes helped influence the Trump administration to rescind those protections.  

“Trump’s decisiveness on this issue shows that he cares more about people than political correctness — that all our children deserve a safe and respectful learning environment, not just a very small minority, and that privacy and free speech are rights that American parents hold dear,” Kozma wrote this February. 

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          London Borough of Merton: Transport Planning Projects Officer    
£33,444 - £45,666 per annum: London Borough of Merton: Future Merton has been created to bring together disciplines from planning, regeneration, highways, economic development, transport planning... Morden, London (Greater)
          The voice actor who didn't know he was working on Fallout 4   

After this month's news that Ashly Burch had turned down the opportunity to voice Chloe in Life is Strange: Before the Storm, due to the ongoing voice acting strike, it seemed like an interesting time to investiage the reality of being a voice actor.

So, for this week's episode of Here's A Thing, I've spoken to a couple of voice actors about the strike and also, some of the frustrating moments they've experienced while working in the games industry. Like, for example, the voice actor who wasn't told he was playing one of Fallout 4's leading villains until just before the game was released.

Now, we've read your feedback in the comments of previous episodes and I understand some of you prefer written features over video work. I'm somewhat limited when it comes to the amount of time I can dedicate to an individual piece, which makes an entire rewrite unfeasible. Instead, I've included a modified version of my video script below, with a few extra quotes pulled in from the people I've spoken to.

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          The story behind the 26-year-old Mega Drive basketball game getting £8000 bids on eBay   

In 1991, Electronic Arts released a basketball game for the Mega Drive called Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs. Unremarkable, you might think. But, 26 years later, it's now on eBay and attracting bids above £8000.

Why? On the face of it, there's nothing particularly special about Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs. But when you dig into the detail, you discover there was something special about its release - or lack of, it turns out.

David Amor, co-founder of now defunct Brighton developer Relentless Software, put up the PAL version of Lakers versus Celtics on eBay, unaware it would soon set the retro video game collection community aflutter. With four days left of the auction, the listing has seen 40 bids, the latest of which is a whopping £8300.

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          Valkyria Revolution review   

Well, at least the soundtrack is just fine.

If you've any love for Valkyria Chronicles, an affair likely started with Sega's 2008 original which saw Skies of Arcadia director Shuntaro Tanaka injecting some of that same breeziness into an exquisite tactical RPG, you'll likely already know how the story goes. How Sega's own 2010 sequel was confined to the PlayStation Portable, and another follow-up in 2011 from developer Media.Vision was confined further still to Japan only, with an official localisation never forthcoming. How Media.Vision was given another crack at the series with an action-based spin-off, and how it released to fairly dismal reviews in Japan earlier this year.

Six months later, following a noble localisation effort from Sega and Deep Silver, I can only confirm what you likely already know. Valkyria Revolution is not a good video game. And how.

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          Namco Museum is coming to Switch next month with Pac-Man Vs.   

Namco Museum, the recently announced anthology of retro classics, will arrive on Switch 28th July in Europe and North America for €29.99 / $29.99.

Better yet, it will contain one bonus game not previously announced: Pac-Man Vs.

Originally developed by Shigeru Miyamoto and original Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani for the GameCube as a free bonus packaged with R: Racing in 2003, Pac-Man Vs. utilised the platform's GBA connectivity feature making it so one player could assume the role of Pac-Man on their handheld while the other three players hunted them as ghosts on the TV.

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          Nintendo Switch leak reveals potential guest logins, save data transfers   

Nintendo documents designed for Switch developers have been published online and sparked debate around references to as-yet unrevealed features such as save data transfers and guest logins.

Eurogamer has verified the document as legitimate but it is now at least six months out of date - from late 2016.

Despite widespread speculation these system features will be added imminently, more up to date versions of the docs lack word of these details.

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          iMobie PhoneRescue Can Now Download and Restore iCloud Backups in iOS 10.3 or Later, Even for Latest iOS 11   
LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- iMobie Inc., a leading iOS and Android software developer, today announced its top-notch data recovery software PhoneRescue now is able to download and restore iCloud backups in iOS 10.3 or later, even for the latest iOS 11. With its minimalistic yet refined UI, users can choose to only download what they need for recovery, and all data will be kept 100 percent safe and secure.
          Comment on Study concludes augmented reality technology under development at BMW will improve driver attention by Juliana   
The BMW engineers are relying on the German Tier 1 suppliers to deliver small form factor, wide Field of View, augmented reality HUD. Very intelligent fellows at BMW obviously. The leader in developing the *exquisitely* arcane, delicate hardware and middleware needed to provide those big FoV with a small package is actually a small California company, currently deep in pre-production with various large Japanese car makers. The Germans have been reluctant to empower their California R&D teams to work directly with us, although they've all been very appreciative. Sadly, it's looking like BMW will not be first to market with what they call "Contact Analog" HUD. That honor is likely to go to one of our huge Japanese customers, who took the risk to engage a small company early in its development. Sometimes, the small team builds the "better mouse trap" as it were. Love your blog. Smart analysis, lay-reader friendly but also quite expert.
          Blogs/Forum related to UC developer platform and UCMA   
As UC platform is gaining momentum among developers, here are some resources about the blogs/forums related to UC platform in general. They also contain lot of information in particular about writing UCMA 2.0 applications.   Unified Communications Development blog : http://blogs.claritycon.com/blogs/michael_greenlee/default.aspx OCS R2 Server Side Application Development (SDK)s – UC forum to post questions : https://ucforums.microsoft.com/forums/361.aspx A...
          Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows   

Take 750,000 smartcards, millions of PCs, mix in a week-long hackathon

Special report A quiet revolution has been rumbling in Leeds, in the north of England. It may not seem revolutionary: a gathering of software developers is scarcely going to get people taking to the barricades in these uncertain times, but the results of this particular meetup could shape access to NHS PCs in the coming years.…


          Office Communication Server 2007 R2 launch and UCMA 2.0 SDK   
I was waiting since long time for the launch event of OCS-2007, finally the launch day is arrived. Tomorrow 9:30 am you can join the virtual launch event.    http://www.microsoft.com/communicationsserver/r2-virtual-launch/event/   I am specifically excited to tell about new richer version of UCMA 2.0 SDKs, which we were working since last one year. Now developers are...
          PDC 2008 – Sessions for Unified Communications Platform   
Since long time I was waiting for this exciting moment, when we will be telling our customers about the new exciting rich developer platform for Unified Communications world. Which will allow new wide range of rich applications with build in communication features like Presence, Instant Messaging and Voice. In upcoming days, I would be writing in more detail...
          Developer forum for UCMA API   
If you are UCMA API user, then you would like the msdn developer forum specific to Unified Communications Managed SDK. You can post all your UCMA API related questions on this forum http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1891&SiteID=1   
          MSDN Webcast: UCMA API   
In this webcast, we present the software development kit (SDK) for the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) version 1.0. The SDK includes a SIP-based endpoint API that can provide the flexibility and scalability required by advanced developers to build and integrate server applications, such as alert broadcasters, media control units, and instant messaging (IM)...
          "Test driven development" – some practical experiences in API development   
Since last few years I was reading a lot of discussion about “extreme programing”  and “test driven development”. I decided to explore and apply some of those principles in my own development and within my team. Here are some of the interesting things I would like to share. These experiences are based on a project for developing...
          GDC 2013 Technik-Video Activision: Echtzeit-Gesichtsanimation   
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          Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise   
Today I woke up to the news that Twhirl had been acquired by seesmic. Fellow Newsgang live regular Dennis Howlett wrote a great post about it. Via twitter I pinged Dennis and he agreed to do a call about it. It turned into a really fun conversation about twhirl, single person development, twitter for the … Continue reading Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise
          Ecommerce Web Site Development   
Ecommerce web site development was sorely needed by the "Much Too Short" Shower Curtain Company located in a state where the headquarters could not be found very easily by horse or helicopter.

          Listos para el Dakar: Peugeot Sport presentó el 3008 DKR Maxi   
El equipo de la marca del león develó la versión mejorada de su buggy con el que apuntan a repetir la victoria obtenida el año pasado en la competencia más extrema del mundo. Visiblemente más ancho, los pilotos de la escudería francesa destacaron su estabilidad y comportamiento en curvas. El debut será en el Silk Way Rally.
          BMW presentó el nuevo X3   
La tercera generación del SUV compacto de la marca alemana fue develada mundialmente en Estados Unidos. Notable evolución en diseño, equipamiento tecnológico y una amplia oferta de motorizaciones. Llegaría a Argentina en 2018.
          Software Development Specialist - Amdocs, Inc. - Manila   
You will represent/lead discussions related to product/application/modules/team (for example, leads technical design reviews). Organizational Level 2 :....
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          Comment on Aadhar Card Apply – Online or Offline by Rajpal singh   
I just want to share something about my experience of Aadhar. The government of India has really did a wonderful job as ever happened in India, Because of this step the people will get beneficial things and I am fully satisfied from this. Our honorable prime minister Shri Narendra Modi ji is trying to bring some development in India.
          Center Administrative Assistant - Inspire Development Centers - Royal City, WA   
Tasks include processing, verifying and maintaining accurate and legally compliant documentation relating to personnel, safety and financial information....
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          See what’s landing at a former golf course   
A number of golf courses are being redeveloped into other uses.

          How Heritage District restaurants have become key to Gilbert development   
The East Valley town's recent development has focused on bringing in cool eateries.

          Application Support Analyst   
SW-Swindon, As an Application Support Analyst you will be responsible for the development and support of bespoke computerized maintenance management software (CMMS). You will deliver support to existing customers and resolve errors and queries. Working with other support and development team members, you will identify and propose enchancements and development ideas, assisting in the presentation of issues and
          Web Application Developer   
SW-Swindon, You will be responsible for the provision and development of bespoke computerised maintenance management software (CMMS). This will include delivering support and customisations to existing customer users. Working knowledge of C#, SQL, Java Script are essential, whilst knowledge of Telerik ASP.Net components and experience with developing maintenance management, financial or ERP software would be
          Senior .Net Developer   
NJ-Hoboken, Expanding NJ firm seeks a Senior .NET Developer to be part of a diverse and talented team using innovation and creativity to solve complex problems. The team seeks a highly motivated and energetic Senior .NET developer with 5+ years of experience utilizing Microsoft’s leading edge technologies. As a Senior .Net Developer with our firm, you will earn a highly competitive salary plus enjoy a wide ra
          Web Developer, Front End & CMS Web Developer   
NJ-Hoboken, Fast-growing firm headquartered in Hoboken seeks an energetic Web Developer with 3+ year of experience to be part of our diverse and talented development team. We work together to solve complex problems and utilize innovation and creativity in our approach. As a web developer at our firm, you will earn a highly competitive salary plus enjoy a wide range of benefits that will make you smile. Our We
          DevOps Engineer   
NJ-Teaneck, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a DevOps Engineer in Teaneck, New Jersey (NJ). The successful candidate will be efficient, personable, reliable, and will be prepared to contribute to a fast-paced and growing organization. The individual must demonstrate the ability to support the full development life cycle and have knowledge of fundamental development skills. Responsibilities: Manag
          SAP ABAP Technical Lead   
NJ-Park Ridge, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client that is seeking a SAP ABAP Technical Lead in Park Ridge, New Jersey (NJ). Responsibilities Include: Gather requirements for new development objects from Users and convert them into Technical Designs; translate high level functional requirements into technical requirements Facilitate and lead the development and delivery of RICEFW objects in multiple areas of S
          Colt's Single Action Army   
Colt's Single Action Army

The Colt SAA is as popular today as it was in the past. This legendary revolver played an important role in the history of the American West.In this detailed volume, Editor Dave Scovill shares his knowledge of how to develop accurate loads for these fine guns and the skills needed to shoot them..

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          Senior Sitecore Developer   
NJ-Park Ridge, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client that is seeking a Senior Sitecore Developer in Park Ridge, New Jersey (NJ). Responsibilities: Participate in all aspects of application development and design including performance, scaling, coding, caching, security, encryption, state management, error logging and testing Work with development partners to implement and maintain applications Take a product thr
          Head of Operational Strategy (Digital Transformation)   
Experis Ltd - The City, London - Head of Operational Strategy (Digital Transformation) - strategy, operational, corporate strategy, digital transformation, digital strategy... are looking for an experienced Head of Operational Strategy to develop and deliver both overall operational strategy including operational delivery performance...
          Agile Coach   
NJ-PARSIPPANY, Role Agile Coach Mandatory Technical / Functional Skills Looking for an Agile Coach to coach and enable our product delivery teams to work efficiently and effectively together. You will collaborate with cross functional, highly skilled engineering teams. The Enterprise Agile Coach is an individual who has achieved advanced systems, individual and team coaching, organizational development, cultural
          Medical Research Associate - PRA Health Sciences - Marlton, NJ   
**This is an hourly paid position that allows for a flexible work schedule** Do you want to watch clinical development change, or do you want to be the one
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          Tribology Lab Operation Team Leader   
NJ-Linden, Position Summary: The Tribology Lab Operation Team Leader role is within Infineum Power Transmission Fluid (PTF) Tribology Lab, which conducts transmission fluid friction, wear and fatigue testing to support OEM and customer fluid development projects. In his role, the Tribology Lab Operation Team Leader (OL) will share direct test rig operational responsibility with Test Engineers and he will ens
          Head of Marketing and Communications   
Charity People Ltd - Cambridge - International Development – Head of Marketing and Communications - Cambridge – c£38,000 + excellent benefitsWould you love the opportunity... to be working alongside this amazing organisation in the hunt for a Head of Marketing and Communications! Reporting into the CEO and managing a team...
          Office Administrator/Office Manager   
NJ-Madison, Office Administrator Medmeme, LLC is currently seeking an experienced Office Administrator to join our team in Madison, NJ 07940. About Us: We are an Information Technology Company with offices, in New York, New Jersey and India. More than a decade ago, Medmeme developed a data analytics solution for creating more accurate and objective profiles of Scientific Experts for the Medical Affairs commun
          Head of BI Development - Hertfordshire   
Nigel Frank International - Hertfordshire - Job Description Head of BI Development£65,000 Per AnnumFull-Time/PermanentHertfordshireMy client is an international online services... organisation looking for a Business Intelligence expert to head up their growing BI team. This is an opportunity to lead a company's BI direction...
          Quality Engineer - New Product Development - Conmed Corporation - Milford, CT   
Be rewarded CONMED offers competitive compensation. CONMED Corporation is a progressive, global medical device company....
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          Quality Engineer II - New Product Development - Conmed Corporation - Denver, CO   
Be rewarded CONMED offers competitive compensation. CONMED Corporation is a progressive, global medical device company....
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          Business Development Manager - Diamond North Credit Union - Saskatchewan   
We offer a competitive compensation package which includes health and dental benefits, plus an employee deposit and loan program, and are proud to match your...
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          Senior Packaging Engineer - Conmed Corporation - Utica, NY   
Senior Packaging Engineer Job Summary Shape your future The Senior Packaging Engineer will be responsible for the development and design of packaging for new
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          Who’s Your Customer?   
Anyone that has worked with me for any length of time or whom I have managed knows that, at some point, I will ask them, “Who’s your customer?” Anybody that does work has a customer, but few people really think about who their customer really is, or even think in terms of having customers.


Let me be clear: I’m not talking about your company’s customer, the business or individual to whom your company sells goods or services. I’m talking about your customer, as an individual employee, as a team member, or as a manager.

I’ll use myself as an example. At SolidFire, I ran the demand generation function. The role of demand gen is to develop leads for sales to pursue. As such, we had two primary customers: inside sales, who would receive and pursue our leads; and the campaigns team, for whom we managed several (mostly) digital channels through which to execute their campaigns. We had secondary customers, like field marketing, who would generate leads through field events that we would upload, process, and deliver to sales. As a manager, the members of my team were also my customers, and there are also other customer relationships that I maintained in that role.

What’s the value of considering those teams, campaigns and inside sales, as customers, rather than simple collaborative teams or stakeholders in our activities? Because the concept of a customer carries with it a set of expectations that are richer, deeper, and more meaningful than a mere collaborative relationship, and those expectations lead to better outcomes for everyone involved.

Here’s an example. At one point, we started hearing rumors that sales was dissatisfied with some types of leads we were providing, even though we believed these were quality leads. The tension between marketing and sales is a common situation, so it wasn’t surprising to hear this. But if we could break down this barrier, both teams could be much more successful in their efforts.

There are a lot of ways I could have handled this problem, but I decided to view the problem through the lens of a customer-supplier relationship. If we were a supplier to sales as a customer, a common role in that relationship is the customer success manager (CSM), whose job is to ensure that the customer is successful in using the supplier’s product or services. The CSM role is bilateral: she represents the supplier’s product to the customer, helping them use it properly and fully; and she is the voice of the customer to the supplier, helping guide product development to better serve the needs of the customer.

We needed the equivalent function between demand gen and inside sales, so we created a CSM type of role and, in fact, we hired an inside salesperson to staff it. In this role, our CSM (I think we called him a marketing sales coordinator) had a bilateral role: he represented marketing to the inside sales team, explaining different types of leads, why they received them, and how they should pursue them; and represented the sales environment to marketing, describing which types of leads were working best or worst, and why, enabling marketing to optimize their campaign efforts.

The result of this change was dramatic. Inside sales came to view demand gen, and the broader marketing team, as partners in their success. Sales acceptance rates of marketing leads increased, and sales qualification rates of accepted leads improved. Would we have achieved the same result by having a more traditional approach of trying to collaborate between these two teams? Maybe, but I doubt it. In the same way that customers and suppliers generally don’t achieve a truly collaborative relationship, marketing and sales frequently struggle to truly collaborate. By establishing a role whose entire job is to ensure sales’ success, that changes the relationship measurably.

So, have you started to ask yourself who your customers are in your job? Does it change how you think about your interworking relationships? Try it. It can be powerful.



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          How Brexit, Immigration and Housing Became Political Flashpoints   
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          Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro - Wildest-Ever Aston Martin Taken To New Extremes   
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          Yuma, "Programmer" Usia 10 Tahun Asal Indonesia yang Dipuji Bos Apple   

KOMPAS.com - Kehadirannya sebagai pembuat aplikasi di usia yang masih belia, 10 tahun, menarik perhatian CEO Apple Tim Cook dalam Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) di San Jose (AS) dua minggu lalu dan ternyata Yuma Soerianto murid sekolah Middle Park Primary School di Melbourne tersebut berasal dari Indonesia.

Worldwide Developers Conference diselenggarakan setiap tahun oleh perusahaan teknologi raksasa Apple, menjadi ajang berkumpul mereka yang berkecimpung para pembuat aplikasi, dan bagi Yuma Soerianto ini adalah untuk pertama kalinya dia menghadiri konferensi tersebut.

Minggu lalu, sebelum acara resmi berlangsung, Yuma sempat bertemu dengan CEO, bos tertinggi Apple Tim Cook yang terkesan dengan aplikasi yang dibuat oleh Yuma dalam perjalanan di pesawat antara Melbourne ke Amerika Serikat.

Pertemuan Yuma dengan Cook diliput oleh media, dan dengan cepat berita tersebut menyebar ke seluruh dunia.

Tim Cook tertarik dengan aplikasi yang dibuat Yuma yaitu aplikasi untuk membantu orangtuanya menentukan harga sebuah barang.

Harga ini sudah termasuk harga sesuai penjual lokal dan pajak, serta disajikan dalam bentuk yang sudah dikonversi ke mata uang yang digunakan.

Ini menurutnya akan berguna ketika mereka pergi berbelanja suvenir untuk oleh-oleh dari perjalanan mereka.

"Keren sekali, hebat," komentar Cook setelah menyaksikan Yuma mendemokan aplikasinya.

"Dan kamu membuatnya di pesawat dalam perjalanan dari Australia ke AS? Wow. Kamu bisa membuat aplikasi dalam hitungan jam. Saya terkesan. Saya tak sabar melihat karyamu selanjutnya," puji Cook, demikian lapor media minggu lalu.

Melihat nama keluarga Yuma yaitu Soerianto yang berbau Indonesia, ABC Australia Plus Indonesia, yang dikutip KompasTekno, kemudian berhasil mendapatkan kontak ayahnya Hendri Soerianto yang menemani perjalanan Yuma ke Amerika Serikat.

Hendri mengukuhkan bahwa dia berasal dari Indonesia

"Saya dulu berasal dari Jakarta, dan kami sudah berada di Australia selama delapan tahun. Kami tinggal di Singapura selama ini dan Yuma lahir di sana. Kami pindah ke Australia ketika Yuma berusia tiga tahun," kata Hendri dalam percakapan e-mail dengan wartawan ABC Australia Plus Indonesia, Sastra Wijaya.

Yuma adalah anak tunggal keluarga tersebut dan diberi nama Yuma karena "kami ingin namanya mudah diingat, dan nama yang global jadi bukan nama berbau Barat ataupun berbau Timur. Kami percaya kami adalah warga dunia."

Bertemu dengan Michelle Obama

Yuma mulai suka belajar coding sejak usia enam tahun karena menurutnya PR di sekolah kurang menantang.

Dia menciptakan aplikasi pertamanya tahun lalu dan saat ini sudah punya lima aplikasi yang dipajang di App Store.

Lima aplikasi buatan Yuma yang ada di App Store saat ini adalah Let's Stack, Hunger Button, Kid Calculator, Weather Duck, dan Pocket Poke.

Apa pengalaman yang menarik dalam menghadiri Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) ini bagi Yuma?

"WWDC sangat mengesankan. Teknologi baru yang ada sangat menakjubkan."

"Ini untuk pertama kalinya saya mendapatkan bantuan profesional, dari orang-orang yang betul mengerti mengenai coding," kata Yuma.

Sebelumnya, Yuma hanya belajar coding dari YouTube, karena menurutnya tidak ada sekolah di Australia yang mengajar bagaimana melakukan coding untuk membuat aplikasi.

"Hal baru yang saya pelajari adalah ARKit (Augmented Reality) dan SceneKit (3D Graphics Engine) karena semuanya baru bagi saya."

"Orang-orang yang saya temui banyak di antaranya adalah para petinggi Apple dan tentu saja Tim Cook, CEO Apple. Saya juga sempat berbicara dengan Michelle Obama." kata Yuma lagi.
Yuma sekarang memiliki channel di YouTube dengan nama Anyone Can Code, dan Anda bisa mengakses linknya di sini.

Dalam wawancara dengan program Radio National ABC, Yuma mengatakan bahwa dia ingin membuat aplikasi yang bisa mengubah dunia, dan juga dia ingin membagi ilmunya mengenai coding kepada siapa saja yang ingin belajar.

"Siapa saja bisa melakukan coding, bila kita sabar melakukannya dan senang melakukannya." katanya.

Ayahnya Hendri yang juga bekerja di bidang IT mengatakan Yuma memang ingin menyebarkan ilmunya kepada yang lain.

"Akan bagus sekali bila dia bisa memberikan inspirasi kepada orang Indonesia lainnya untuk belajar coding," kata Hendri.

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          Ultimate Chess Challenge (Telegames) Back of Box - 10.23.2008   

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Back of box reads: The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge. On your own against the "Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge" - the world's most powerful hand-held chess game - or against a friend, the stunning 3D graphics and advanced technology of this latest game from Telegames has to be played to be believed. The Fidelity Ultimate Chess Challenge uses the most powerful chess playing technology from the laboratories of Fidelity - The premier manufacturers of dedicated chess computers and developers of the world's only USCF certified Master rated (2325) chess program. Switch from 3D to overhead view for the final attact-. or use one of the many options available to review the game to date. Full on-screen statistics giving score, times, movies etc. and many ohter features on this world's fastest color hand-held chess game. Message from the FBI on the back of this box (as with many other games) reads "Winners don't use drugs" signed by William S. Sessions, Director. FBI


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          Ugandan community reaches agreement with British company   

In September 2011, Oxfam profiled a land deal in Uganda in which villagers were being evicted to make way for timber plantations. Now, the Mubende community has signed a Final Agreement with the New Forests Company (NFC), concluding nearly 15 months of negotiations that were facilitated by the Office of ComplianceAdvisor/Ombudsman (CAO). The CAO handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

Oxfam welcomes that an agreement has been reached through mediation. As part of this agreement, NFC will contribute funds into a community-run cooperative that has been set-up by the Mubende community. NFC will also implement development projects to benefit the affected community. The community remains far from restoring its livelihoods but the outcome of the mediation process provides a basis for community members to start to rebuild their lives.

"I am optimistic about the future but this will depend on how soon we are able to get land. At the moment we are not farming or raising animals but I am hopefulthat through the co-operative we will be able to buy land and move forward," said Emmanuel Bagibariho, a community representative from Mubende who was part of the team that negotiated the agreement on behalf of the affected community.

Oxfam has been providing support to the Mubende community throughout the CAO mediation process, and we commend the eight community representatives who worked tirelessly to get the best possible deal that they could through this process. We will work with Mubende community members so that they can quickly develop the new cooperative as a means to improving their livelihoods. 

Oxfam is also continuing to support and advise a second community from neighboring Kiboga district. This community is in a separate mediation process, also facilitated by CAO, with NFC. We are hopeful that the Kiboga community’s discussions with NFC could also lead to an agreement between the company and the community.

If you would like more information, you can read the CAO’s report about the Mubende mediation.

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          Grooved Skulls Discovered at Göbekli Tepe   
BERLIN, GERMANY—At a 12,000-year-old temple in southeastern Turkey, researchers have discovered parts of human skulls stripped of flesh and carved with deep grooves, according to a report from Science Magazine. The temple, known as Göbekli Tepe, is well-known for its structures and carved reliefs, which predate the development of agriculture. Starting in the mid-1990s, researchers discovered tens of thousands of animal bones at the site, with around 700 fragments of human bone mixed in. More than half of the human bone fragments analyzed so far have been parts of skulls. A detailed study of three of these skull fragments found that their flesh had been removed and grooves carved from front to back. One fragment also had a hole drilled in it. “The carvings consist of many deep cuts—somebody clearly did it intentionally,” said Julia Gresky of the German Archaeological Institute. The site’s stone artwork includes depictions of heads that are missing or lopped off, and the heads of some stone statues appear to have been intentionally removed. To read in-depth about Göbekli Tepe, go to “The World's First Temple.”
          Hidden Square Formation Found Within Avebury Stones   
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          Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty   

Oxfam calls for British company to investigate the forced eviction of more than 20,000 Ugandans to make way for its plantations

Oxfam today launches a major new report highlighting the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods – sometimes violently – with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal.

In the report Land and Power, the international agency reveals preliminary research indicating as many as 227 million hectares have been sold, leased or licensed in large-scale land deals since 2001, mostly by international investors. Lack of transparency and the secrecy that surrounds land deals makes it difficult to get exact figures but to date up to 1,100 of these deals amounting to 67 million hectares have been cross checked. Half of these deals are in Africa, and cover an area nearly the size of Germany. (1)

Oxfam warns this modern day land rush follows a drive to produce enough food for people overseas, meet damaging biofuels targets or speculate on land to make an easy profit. However, many of the deals are in fact ‘land grabs’ where the rights and needs of the people living on the land are ignored, leaving them homeless and without land to grow enough food to eat and make a living.

This is likely to get worse as the increasing demand for food, the gathering pace of climate change, water scarcity and non-food crops like biofuels compete for land. Already, nearly three billion people live in areas where demand for water outstrips supply.

Land grabs: devastating vulnerable communities

Oxfam International’s Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs said: “The unprecedented pace of land deals and the increased competition for land is leaving many of the world’s poorest people worse off. In the scramble for more land, investors are ignoring the people who currently live on the land and depend on it to survive.”

Oxfam’s report profiles the devastating effect land grabs in Uganda, South Sudan, Indonesia, Honduras and Guatemala are having on vulnerable communities. The report is part of Oxfam’s GROW campaign which aims to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat. Women, who produce up to 80 per cent of food in some poor countries, are usually most vulnerable as they have weaker land rights.

In Uganda, Oxfam’s research indicates that at least 22,500 people have lost their homes and land to make way for a British timber company, the New Forests Company. Many evictees told Oxfam how they were forcibly removed and have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school. There were court orders in force which named the company but eye-witnesses say that company workers took part in some of the evictions anyway. NFC denies that it was involved in any evictions. (2)

Evicted without consultation or compensation

Christine, a farmer in her mid 40s, who lived in Kiboga district before the Uganda land grab said: “All our plantations were cut down – we lost the banana and cassava. We lost everything we had. The company’s casual laborers would attack us – they beat and threatened people. Even now they won’t let us back in to look for the things we left behind. I was threatened – they told me they were going to beat me if we didn’t leave.”

Hobbs said: “The Uganda case clearly shows how land grabs are slipping through the net of existing safeguards which are intended to ensure the protection of vulnerable people. Thousands of people are suffering because they have been evicted without meaningful consultation or compensation.

“The New Forests Company describes itself as an ethical company, adhering to international standards. It needs to investigate these claims urgently. It’s not acceptable for companies to blame governments. They must respect the needs and rights of poor communities affected by their investment.”

Prioritize existing land use rights

Oxfam is calling for investors, governments and international organizations to prioritize putting a stop to land grabbing by fixing the current policies and regulations which all too often fail to ensure that, when investors negotiate deals, local people are consulted, treated fairly, and that all relevant international standards are respected. These include the World Bank's International Finance Corporation Performance Standards and the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards.

Governments should avoid pandering to investors’ wishes, and prioritize existing land use rights – not just where legal land title or formal ownership rights are held. Governments should recognize that women have equal rights over land and ensure that all agricultural investments benefit local communities who rely on the land to survive. While governments and companies get their house in order to stop future land grabbing, there is an urgent need to remedy the damage done by existing land grabs, including in the case of the Uganda international investment.

Flawed biofuels policies

Perverse incentives such as the flawed biofuels targets, like the EU’s target of obtaining 10 per cent of transport fuels from renewable sources by 2020, should be scrapped to curb the rush on land to meet biofuel demand.

Meanwhile, the UN’s Committee on Food Security in Rome could take an important first step when it meets in Rome next month, by adopting credible pro-poor, pro-women guidelines on land tenure.

Hobbs said: “Land investment should be good news for people in poverty but the frenetic scramble for land risks putting development in reverse. We need urgent global action so that local people with relatively little do not lose everything for the benefit of a few, and to secure a future where everyone has enough to eat.”

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  1. This data is compiled by the Land Matrix Partnership, a coalition of academic, research and non-governmental organisations. The 227 million figure is based on information on land deals over 200 hectares from a whole range of different sources including government reports, academic research, company websites, media reports and the few contracts that are available. The coalition is currently cross checking the records of land deals it has identified.  It is calling for increased transparency among companies and governments so that the true scale of the problem can be accurately understood.
    The Land Matrix Partnership includes the International Land Coalition, the universities of Bern and Hamburg, the French research institute CIRAD, the German agency for technical cooperation, GIZ and Oxfam.
  2. The evictions took place between 2006 and 2010. One High Court order was granted on 24 August 2009 and remained valid until 18 March 2010. The other was granted on 19 June 2009 and remained in force until 2 October 2009. Both were to restrain evictions by the company.
    The New Forests Company stated that the majority of local residents had no legal right to the land, that they had left peacefully and that the process was the sole responsibility of the Ugandan National Forestry Authority.  It told Oxfam that it had brought jobs and amenities to local communities and that its activities had been approved by the Forestry Stewardship Council and International Finance Corporation.

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  • The global economy, which is expected to triple in size by 2050, will demand ever more scarce natural and agricultural resources
  • Palm oil has become the world’s most consumed edible oil and can be found in up to half of all packaged food and hygiene products. Production is expected to double by 2050, increasing the land area under cultivation worldwide by 24 million hectares – six times the size of the Netherlands
  • In Guatemala, eight per cent of farmers account for 78 per cent of the land in production. Of the smallholders who control the remaining land, just eight per cent are women.

Oxfam’s GROW campaign is calling for global action to fix a broken food system where 925 million people already go hungry every day. This could get worse in the face of dwindling natural resources, like land, the gathering pace of climate change and increasing food price volatility. Find out how we can help prevent this from getting worse at www.oxfam.org/grow

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          The Border Type and the Highland Type = Today’s Beardie   

Around the time Bearded Collies were called Old Welsh Sheepdogs, Mountain Scotch Collies, Loch Collies, Highland Collies or Hairy Moued Collies, there were two types of the dog that developed along the border of Scotland and England: The long, coarse, slate colored dog was known as the “border” type, while the smaller type with shorter, […]

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          The Beagle Didn’t Die   

Back in the day,  a common expression used to tell someone that one was pregnant was that “the rabbit died.” This euphemism came from the “Friedman test,” a pregnancy test developed in 1931 by a pair of doctors at the University of Pennsylvania in which urine from a woman was injected into the ovaries of a […]

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          Free Coloring Pages That You Can Print   
Remember how much you loved coloring when you were a child? You'd cuddle down into another world with your coloring books and crayons, and time would pass nearly unobserved. Kids today love to color just as much, plus we now know that coloring is an excellent pre-reading activity that helps youngsters develop the eye-and-hand coordination they will need to write. Coloring books are still available in the stores if you like, but you will also find plenty of coloring pages to print in the Net that will provide your child with a much bigger ranger of subjects to choose from than you'll find in books.

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DLTK is one of the premier children's making sites and has been adding to it's list of materials for a number of years now. On this one site you will find almost any sort of coloring pages to print that you may want. For instance, you can get numerous sheets for the different holidays across the year. These pages have been designed with youngsters of all ages in mind , and you'll be able to find both mundane and spiritual subjects. You will find many cartoon character coloring pages on the DLTK site including SpongeBob Squarepants, Spiderman, Scooby Doo, and the Powerpuff Girls. You may also find the coloring sheets to tell the whole story of'Brown Bear, Brown Bear' which is a favorite book for kids.

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Individual personality websites also often have great coloring pages to print. For example, by searching Google for the Strawberry Shortcake internet site, you can print a massive number of high quality coloring sheets that will pleasure any little girl. You can try looking up other favourite characters for your child, for example Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, and Curious George, and you'll find some free coloring sheets you can print out at every site. It is like having a hundred different coloring books at your disposal all of the time.

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          TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN   
TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN Brazilian developed turn-based tactical RPG joins growing global line-up UK – 30th June 2017 – Award-winning international games label and veteran games developer Team17 has today announced its first partnership in South America with Brazil-based independent developers Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design to publish Sword Legacy: Omen, a challenging turn-based tactical RPG with a dark, cartoon-inspired aesthetic. Sword Legacy: Omen is set in the candlepunk realm of Broken Britannia, a once-thriving kingdom full of alchemical and technological advances now fragmented by intrigue and deceit. As the vengeful knight, Uther, and his misfit band of companions, players will embark on a thrilling journey to locate the long-lost Excalibur. In this bloody, brutal take on the Arthurian legend, players will explore rich environments, experience a riveting storyline and survive intense turn-based tactical combat to define the fate of Britannia. The partnership with Firecast and Fableware marks Team17’s first venture into the Brazilian games development scene. Debbie Bestwick, MBE, Team17’s CEO said, “Our label aims to work with the best independent creators around the world, help them build new IP and aim for sustainability. We’ve stepped up our international side significantly this year with recently announced partners in North America, Germany and Sweden. It’s a pleasure to welcome Firecast and Fableware to our ever growing family of partners as our first Brazilian team. There’s so much local talent being showcased at BIG Festival this week, we’re very excited to be working together with both teams. Sword Legacy: Omen is a high quality turn-based tactical game created by two very talented teams that brings another different angle to our diverse games label.” Bruno Lanzarotti, Executive Director, Firecast Studio added, “The partnership between Team17, Firecast Studio and Fableware is very promising and shows the world the quality of Brazilian games. We are very happy to have such an established and respected British company supporting our vision of the Arthurian legends! All this makes us very excited and gives us confidence that Sword Legacy: Omen will have the strength to stand out not only in Brazil, but also internationally. With this partnership, we believe we are doing something great, important, that brings us pride in representing Brazilian games development and showcasing the quality and creativity we can bring to gamers worldwide.” Arthur Protasio, Creative Director, Fableware Narrative Design said, “Partnering with Team17 feels like a pupil being acknowledged by the master. Not only are we long time Worms fans, but we also keep a close eye on the great games published by the label. That’s why when the Brazilian Game Developers Program and the Goethe Institut invited me to Quo Vadis in Berlin, I knew it was THE opportunity to pitch to Team17’s Debbie Bestwick. Just as Fableware teamed up with Firecast and together began a unique co-production, we believe Team17 is a most valuable addition to this endeavour. With each company excelling at their expertise, we have high hopes for the final product and can now proudly say we’ve joined this experienced indie family.” Sword Legacy: Omen will launch on PC in 2017. About Team17 Digital Ltd Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info. About Firecast Studio Founded in 2014, Firecast Studio is an independent developer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil About Fableware Narrative Design Founded in 2015, Fableware Narrative Design is an independent storytelling studio based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, specialized in writing and developing content for multiple platforms and transmedia projects, such as Emmy nominated TV Shows, animations, and awarded video games. Sword Legacy: Omen © 2017. Developed by Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design. Published by Team17 Digital Ltd. Team17 is a trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.
          Sweden Wind Power Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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"Wind Power in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the wind power market in Sweden.

The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global wind power market with forecasts up to 2030. The report analyzes the power market scenario in Sweden (includes conventional thermal, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) and provides future outlook with forecasts up to 2030. The research details renewable power market outlook in the country (includes wind, small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to 2030. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2006 to 2030 in Sweden wind power market. A detailed coverage of renewable energy policy framework governing the market with specific policies pertaining to wind power is provided in the report. The research also provides company snapshots of some of the major market participants.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.

Scope
The report analyses global renewable power market, global wind power (Onshore and Offshore) market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden wind power market. The scope of the research includes -
- A brief introduction on global carbon emissions and global primary energy consumption.
- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2015 (unless specified) and forecast period 2015-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2015 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2015.
- Detailed overview of Sweden wind power market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming wind projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden wind power market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and wind power in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.

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- The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner.
- Identify key growth and investment opportunities in Sweden wind power market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for wind power market.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industrys growth potential.
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
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- Understand and respond to your competitors business structure, strategy and prospects.

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Table of Contents:

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 7
2 Executive Summary 8
2.1 Government Support in Conjunction with Technology Development Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 8
2.2 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 84% of Wind Power Capacity 8
2.3 Renewable to Account for a Maximum Share of Installed Capacity by 2030 9
2.4 Wind Power to become One of the Primary Sources of Electricity in the Future 10
3 Introduction 11
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2015 11
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 13
3.3 Wind Power, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 15
3.4 Wind Power Market, Technology Overview 15
3.5 Wind Power Market, Turbine Components 16
3.6 Report Guidance 18
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006 - 2030 19
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 19
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 21
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 21
4.2.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity Split by Source Type, 2015 and. 2030 23

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          START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY   
START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY  Celebrate the Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Larkspur, Calif. – June 30th, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver have today unleashed miniature multiplayer mayhem on the gaming world with the release of Micro Machines World Series on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and PC via Steam. To celebrate the launch and showcase the fun and carnage you’ll be experiencing in Micro Machines World Series. The iconic series makes a triumphant return with a mixture of fan-favorite and all-new content that will delight players of all ages. Classic game modes Race and Elimination are complimented by an all-new Battle mode, which ramps up the carnage to the highest end of the miniature scale. Supporting up to 12 players for online multiplayer and one to four players locally, Micro Machines World Series gives you 12 amazing customizable vehicles to race and battle across 25 classic locations including the kitchen table, garden, workshop and game room. With spy cars, hovercrafts, dump trucks, tanks and more, Micro Machines World Series lets you equip a unique loadout and collect a range of crazy NERF power ups and collectibles such as blasters, mines, hammers and bombs to get the best of your opponents. Micro Machines World Series combines gaming nostalgia with incredible visuals and endless party replayability, making it a hit for players old and new. Follow updates from the Micro Machines studio on Facebook (www.facebook.com/codemasters.) # # # ABOUT CODEMASTERS: Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters. ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit http://www.deepsilver.com/. ABOUT HASBRO: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews). MICRO MACHINES, NERF and all related names are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. All copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. Developed and published by Codemasters. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
          Global FPSO Industry Outlook Q2 2017 - Brazil Continues to Dominate with Most Planned Project Starts   
 

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A total of 54 FPSOs are expected to start operations globally by 2021. South America will continue to lead globally with planned deployment of more than 20 FPSOs, followed by Africa and Asia by 2021. Among countries Brazil continues to dominate in terms of deployment of planned FPSOs, followed by the UK and Angola. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Saipem S.p.A are expected to be key global players among operators with the highest deployment of the planned FPSOs by 2021.

Scope

Count of FPSOs that were brought online from 2011 to 2017 by key regions in the world, outlook up to 2025

Forecast of FPSOs that would be brought online by 2021 by key countries and operators

Details of major planned FPSOs globally up to 2021

Recent developments, tenders and contracts of FPSOs by key regions, where available

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Obtain the most up to date information available on the planned FPSO projects globally

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Be informed about recent developments, tenders and contracts in the FPSO industry

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1.1 List of Tables 3
1.2 List of Figures 4
2. Global FPSO Industry Outlook 5
2.1. Key Highlights 5
2.2. New Project Announcements 6
2.3. New Project Cancellations 6
2.4. Postponed Projects 6
2.5. Stalled Projects 7
2.6. FPSO Industry, Africa 11
2.6.1. Recent Developments in the African FPSO Industry 12
2.6.2. Tenders and Contracts 14
2.7. FPSO Industry, Asia 15
2.7.1. Recent Developments in the Asian FPSO Industry 16
2.7.2. Tenders and Contracts 17
2.8. FPSO Industry, Europe 19
2.8.1. Recent Developments in the European FPSO Industry 20
2.8.2. Tenders and Contracts 22
2.9. FPSO Industry, Middle East 24
2.9.1. Recent Developments in the Middle Eastern FPSO Industry 25
2.9.2. Tenders and Contracts 26
2.10. FPSO Industry, North America 27
2.10.1. Recent Developments in the North American FPSO Industry 28
2.10.2. Tenders and Contracts 29
2.11. FPSO Industry, Oceania 31
2.11.1. Recent Developments in the Oceania FPSO Industry 32
2.11.2. Tenders and Contracts 33
2.12. FPSO Industry, South America 35
2.12.1. Recent Developments in the South American FPSO Industry 36
2.12.2. Tenders and Contracts 37
2.13. Global Planned FPSOs 39
3. Appendix 53
3.1. Abbreviations 53
3.2. Methodology 53
3.2.1 Coverage 53
3.2.2 Secondary Research 53
3.3. Contact Us 54
3.4. Disclaimer 54

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          Sweden Hydropower Capacity, Generation, Regulations - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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"Hydropower (Large, Small and Pumped Storage) in Sweden, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the hydropower market in Sweden.

The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global hydropower market with forecasts up to 2030. The report analyzes the power market scenario in Sweden (includes conventional thermal, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) and provides future outlook with forecasts up to 2030. The research details renewable power market outlook in the country (includes hydro, small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to 2030. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2006 to 2030 in Sweden hydropower market. A detailed coverage of renewable energy policy framework governing the market with specific policies pertaining to hydropower is provided in the report. The research also provides company snapshots of some of the major market participants.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalDatas team of industry experts.
Scope
The report analyses global renewable power market, global hydropower market, Sweden power market, Sweden renewable power market and Sweden hydropower market. The scope of the research includes -
- A brief introduction on global carbon emissions and global primary energy consumption.
- An overview on global renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends, generation trends and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources. The information is covered for the historical period 2006-2016 (unless specified) and forecast period 2017-2030.
- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
- Detailed overview of the global hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends, installed capacity split by major hydropower countries in 2016 and key owners information of various regions.
- Power market scenario in Sweden and provides detailed market overview, installed capacity and power generation trends by various fuel types (includes thermal conventional, nuclear, large hydro and renewable energy sources) with forecasts up to 2030.
- An overview on Sweden renewable power market, highlighting installed capacity trends (2006-2030), generation trends(2006-2030) and installed capacity split by various renewable power sources in 2016.
- Detailed overview of Sweden hydropower market with installed capacity and generation trends and major active and upcoming hydro projects.
- Deal analysis of Sweden hydropower market. Deals are analyzed on the basis of mergers, acquisitions, partnership, asset finance, debt offering, equity offering, private equity (PE) and venture capitalists (VC).
- Key policies and regulatory framework supporting the development of renewable power sources in general and hydropower in particular.
- Company snapshots of some of the major market participants in the country.
Reasons to buy
- The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner.
- Identify key growth and investment opportunities in Sweden hydropower market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for hydropower market.
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industrys growth potential.
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
- Identify key partners and business development avenues.
- Understand and respond to your competitors business structure, strategy and prospects.

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Table of Contents:

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 6
2 Executive Summary 7
2.1 Fall in OECD Countries Carbon Emission despite a Global Rise during 2010-2015 7
2.2 Technological Advancements and Government Support Driving Global Renewable Power Installations 7
2.3 Top 10 Countries Account for Over 70% of Hydropower Capacity 7
2.4 Renewable to Stock Up Maximum Installed Capacity by 2030 8
2.5 Hydropower Capacity Dominates Electricity Generation in Sweden 9
3 Introduction 10
3.1 Carbon Emissions, Global, 2001-2016 10
3.2 Primary Energy Consumption, Global, 2001-2025 12
3.3 Hydropower, Global, Technology Definition and Classification 14
3.4 Report Guidance 16
4 Renewable Power Market, Global, 2006-2030 17
4.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Overview 17
4.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Installed Capacity, 2006-2030 18
4.2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity by Source Type, 2006-2030 18
4.2.2 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity Split by Source Type, 2016 and 2030 20
4.2.3 Renewable Power Market, Global, Net Capacity Additions by Source Type, 2016-2030 22

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          Turn Based RPG Assassin’s Creed Rebellion Announced for Mobile   
Ubisoft announced that the next Assassin’s Creed title on iOS and Android will be the turn based RPG Assassin’s Creed Rebellion. The game is being developed by Behaviour Interactive (Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade). No release date has been announced as of yet, but it will require either iOS 8 or Android 4.1. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion will be free to play and brings a cute, but faithful new artistic take on the series that looks a bit like Pop! vinyl figures. The new game is set during the Spanish Inquisition and marks the return of series mainstay Ezio and the 15th century members of the Assassin Brotherhood. Players will be able to rebuild their very own Assassin Brotherhood HQ, where players will be able train their Assassins and craft items. Assassins can be sent out to complete three types of missions to improve the stats, collect loot, and earn one of the 40 Assassins in the game; such as the iconic characters Shao Jun and Machiavelli.
          NAMCO MUSEUM™ on NINTENDO SWITCH™ with PAC-MAN™ VS. Available on July 28TH   
NAMCO MUSEUM™ on NINTENDO SWITCH™ with PAC-MAN™ VS. Available on July 28TH With NAMCO MUSEUM, players will be transported back to the days when coin-operated arcades reigned supreme, for a truly nostalgic experience Today, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe announces that PAC-MAN™ VS. will be included as part of the classic games collection in the upcoming title, NAMCO MUSEUM™, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ on July 28th, 2017. PAC-MAN VS. is a four-player game based on the PAC-MAN series, originally created by Toru Iwatani. It was developed by Nintendo in 2003 under supervision by legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto.  In PAC-MAN VS., three players work together as the iconic ghosts and hunt down the fourth player, who has taken on the role of PAC-MAN, as they evade the ghosts and clear the maze of Pac Dots. Two Switch units are required to play as up to three ghosts play on one console and the PAC-MAN character plays on the other. With NAMCO MUSEUM, players will be transported back to the days when coin-operated arcades reigned supreme, for a truly nostalgic experience. Through the Nintendo Switch, retro arcade classics can be played anytime, anywhere, and against anyone through the game’s online ranking system (PAC-MAN VS. will not be supporting online ranking system). Players nostalgic for the classic coin-op era can transform their Nintendo Switch into a miniature arcade cabinet by turning the handheld console vertically for a taller, slimmer screen that replicates the original arcade experience. The NAMCO MUSEUM classic catalog includes favorites from Namco’s classic arcade collection, including PAC-MAN VS., PAC-MAN, Dig Dug™, Galaga™, Galaga™ ‘88, The Tower of Druaga™, Rolling Thunder™, Rolling Thunder™ 2, Sky Kid™, Splatterhouse™, and Tank Force™. NAMCO MUSEUM will be digitally available on Nintendo Switch on July 28th, 2017.
          WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME   
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME Players Will Experience the Action-Packed Movie as Their Favourite Characters While Mastering the Art of “Ninjagility”  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game that will allow players to delve into the world of the new big-screen animated adventure The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and STEAM on September 22, 2017. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game brings the non-stop action and thrilling combat of the film into the living room so kids can embark on their own Ninjago adventures,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Enhanced movements will help players traverse Ninjago with the fluidity and grace of a secret ninja warrior and improve their combat skills.” “The LEGO Group is pleased to extend the Ninjago play experience with The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “Fans will love playing as their favourite Ninjago heroes and joining an epic adventure of good versus evil.” In the game, players battle their way through waves of enemies with honour and skill as their favorite ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. To do so, they must master the art of Ninjagility which allows them to traverse Ninjago by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills.  Players can harness the power of Spinjitzu combat to defend Ninjago together. The game features eight large, action-packed locations based on the story of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Each location includes its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test and battle with increasingly tougher enemies. And with Battle Maps, players can go up against their friends and family in four different game modes, with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. # # # About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. About TT Games TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™, LEGO® Batman™ and LEGO® Harry Potter™, as well as popular titles LEGO®Marvel™ Super Heroes, LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers and LEGO® Jurassic World™.  Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families. About The LEGO Group The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. About The LEGO NINJAGO Movie In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.  Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.  Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. Opening September 22, 2017 (USA), “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Olivia Munn, and Jackie Chan.  It is directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, from a screenplay by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” is produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Maryann Garger and Chris McKay. Executive producers are Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone, with John Powers Middleton as co-producer.  From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. © 2017 The LEGO Group. ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (S17) LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME software © 2017 TT Games Ltd.  Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group.  LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO group. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE © The LEGO Group & Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. “”and “PlayStation” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. “” is a trademark of the same company. © 2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.  All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.
          ‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS   
‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS Demo Now Available on All Platforms Larkspur, Calif. – June 29th, 2017 – Deep Silver and System 3, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving video game publisher, today announced Constructor, a reimagining of the legendary title first released in 1997, will be releasing digitally and physically in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on July 25th, 2017. The embodiment of “construction meets corruption,” Constructor empowers the player as a budding property tycoon on a mission to build a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others. Murder, arson, extortion, and sabotage are all tools at your disposal in this ultimate fight for power. Gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can sample the delights of Constructor in a free demo available now on the PlayStation® Network and Xbox Live, allowing a full playthrough of the 40-minute tutorial, followed by 12 minutes of uninterrupted fun in the single-player mode of this cult British classic, with unlimited replays available. PlayStation 4 Demo: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/constructor-demo/cid=UP2047-CUSA08578_00-CONSTRUPS4USDEMO Retail edition exclusively at GameStop: http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/constructor-only-at-gamestop/149579 About System 3 Formed in 1982 by Mark Cale, System 3 is recognised as one of the founding pioneers of the gaming industry and as a name synonymous with producing original genre defining gaming concepts year on year. From early 8-bit Commodore 64 and the Sinclair Spectrum machines, through the days of 16-bit Commodore Amiga and Atari ST formats right up to and beyond the phenomenal Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox console boom, the company has brought a unique gaming style to new formats as and when they enter the market. System 3 stands proud as the last surviving British Independent Publisher from those grass roots years. System 3 produces games for the key hardware platforms including; Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows®-based personal computers and smart phones. 2017 marks System 3′s 35th anniversary. About Deep Silver Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
          COMPLETE SEASON OF THE LION’S SONG TO LAUNCH JULY 13, 2017 ON STEAM (PC & MAC) AND MOBILE   
COMPLETE SEASON OF THE LION’S SONG TO LAUNCH JULY 13, 2017 ON STEAM (PC & MAC) AND MOBILE The Award-Winning Adventure Series Makes its Highly Anticipated Debut on iOS, Android & Mac Vienna, Austria – June 29, 2017 – Austrian indie developer Mipumi Games has given fans of sepia colors and narrative adventure games a reason to rejoice today, announcing that the full release of their episodic series The Lion’s Song will launch on July 13, 2017. The launch will include the fourth and final Episode 4 – Closure coming to PC via Steam, along with all episodes debuting on iOS & Android as well as Mac. The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game series about creativity and its demons while being steeped in early 20th century history. With each of the first three episodes taking a closer look at fictional Austrian artists or scientists each blessed with an exceptional creative mind, the season’s finale Episode 4 – Closure will take players on a mysterious train journey that connects the storylines of all previous episodes. What stories will the four strangers on that train share along the way, and where will their journey end? Emotions will run high as players make connections with each character, and work to navigate and experience their lives in different ways with different outcomes. The Season Pass for The Lion’s Song containing all four episodes is now available on Steam for $9.99 / £8.99 / €9.99. Alternatively on Steam, Episode 1 – Silence is available for free and the other episodes can be purchased separately for $3.99 / £3.49 / €3.99 each. On iOS and Android The Lion’s Song will be released as a premium title containing all four episodes for $4.99 / £4.99 / €5.49. For more information, visit The Lion’s Song on Steam or the official website and follow the game on Facebook and Twitter. About The Lion’s Song The Lion’s Song is an episodic adventure game created by Vienna-based independent developer Mipumi Games. The Lion’s Song is steeped in early 20th century history and focusses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. In 2016 the game was awarded with the German Developer Award for Indie Game of the Year and in 2017 it received an Honourable Mention from IGF in the category Excellence in Narrative. Originally created as a Ludum Dare project in 2014, The Lion’s Song features a striking art direction and a unique setting.  The fourth and final Episode 4 – Closure is coming to PC via Steam, along with all episodes debuting on iOS & Android as well as Mac on July 13, 2017. To find out more about The Lion’s Song please visit lionssonggame.com.                                                  About Mi’pu’mi Games Mipumi Games is a Vienna-based independent game development company run by veteran developers with 10+ years industry experience at Rockstar and Ubisoft. The small specialist team collaborates with established AAA productions including the Hitman franchise and Anno. Now Mipumi is working on its first independent title: The Lion’s Song, an episodic adventure game set in early 20th century Austria. To find out more about Mipumi go to www.mipumi.com.
          Southern Company’s $7 Billion Clean Coal Plant to Run on Natural Gas   
From Al.com/AP JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant. The move is a blow in efforts to develop coal plants that emit less carbon dioxide, which could be key to improving the health of the nation’s[Read More...]
          Eyewitness Video Shows Debilitated Dogs Who Suffered at Texas A&M Laboratory   

PETA has obtained eyewitness video footage of golden retrievers in Joe Kornegay’s laboratory at Texas A&M University who were deliberately bred to develop crippling and painful muscular deterioration and ...

The post Eyewitness Video Shows Debilitated Dogs Who Suffered at Texas A&M Laboratory appeared first on PETA.


          Southern Company subsidiary and Wärtsilä sign agreement to develop flexible gas power plant projects   
Southern Company subsidiary and Wärtsilä sign agreement to develop flexible gas power plant projects
          Re: Purge Cache takes Forever with Boost and Child themes   

by Chris Witham.  

That sounds really useful. We maintain a frontend framework that we implement across a number of products, Moodle being just one of them. It would be far easier for us to use a grunt file to compile the SCSS for us outside of Moodle during theme development and then just ship our compiled, minified CSS to production within the theme instead of having the SCSS compile on the production server when settings change.

I understand there are some downsides to this like not using Moodle settings variables in the SCSS files but I think that's a trade off I'd willingly accept.


          Sleep Party People - Lingering (2017)   

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Artist: Sleep Party People
Title: Lingering
Year Of Release: 2017
Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
Genre: Indie, Dreampop
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 48:51
Total Size: 111 / 312 MB
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Tracklist:
01. Figures
02. The Missing Steps
03. Fainting Spell
04. Salix and His Soil
05. Lingering Eyes
06. Dissensions
07. Limitations
08. The Sound of His Daughter
09. The Sun Will Open Its Core
10. We Are There Together
11. Odd Forms
12. Vivid Dream

Sleep Party People is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination. The one-man home recording project took shape in 2008 when Batz began experimenting with an old battered piano in his apartment. Coupled with a strange electronic alteration of his recorded voice, he created eerie, hypnotic sounds and haunting melodies forming the basis of Sleep Party People's self-titled debut album (2010). With the release of 2012's 'We Were Drifting On A Sad Song' and 2014's 'Floating', Sleep Party People began touring as a five-piece band, gaining the attention of fans worldwide. Without the support of a U.S. label, the band was able to harness a groundswell of attention from far reaches of the globe. Throughout Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, and even parts of the Middle East it's not unusual for SPP shows to draw thousands of spectators. Sleep Party People releases their first album on Joyful Noise, titled 'Lingering'. Written, recorded, produced, and performed by Batz, the new album develops beyond the band's more overtly post-rock efforts. With 'Lingering', Batz has found a voice as a unique songwriter, and has captured a singular warmth within his densely layered, futuristically choreographed instrumentation.

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          Online Code Sessions on JAX-RS, JSON API, and Java EE   

With the Java EE 8 release coming up this summer, now is the best time to get up to speed with important APIs. You are invited to a free Code Online webinar to learn about key Java EE 8 APIs and how to connect your mobile applications to a Java EE backend. Join us for three hours of server-side development. For your convenience, the webinars are available in three time zones. 

June 20 at 9:30 AM PDT -   Oracle Code Online - Americas   
June 21 at 9:30 AM IST -   Oracle Code Online - APAC   
June 22 at 9:30 AM CEST -  Oracle Code Online - EMEA    

Here are the sessions! 

Reactive REST Clients in a Microservices Landscape with David Delabassee. When designing microservices exchanges, REST is clearly the most popular approach, i.e. the de-facto standard. JAX-RS API hides all the low-level details behind RESTful calls. Complexity really starts to arise when multiple remote services need to be consumed in highly efficient manner. During this technical session, we will cover in details different solutions and best practices to efficiently consume REST services. This includes: 

- Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous
- Jersey Reactive Client API
- Popular Reactive libraries (e.g. RxJava)
- JAX-RS 2.1 Client API

How to use the new JSON Binding API with Dmitry Kornilov. JSON support is an important part of Java EE. This session provides a deep dive into JSON-P and JSON-B APIs explains how they are connected and can be used together. We will introduce and demonstrate new JSON-P features such as JSON Patch, JSON Pointer, and JSON Merge Patch as well as JSON-B features such as default and customized mapping, adapters, and serializers.

Enterprise Functionality for Mobile Apps with Johan Vos

Today an increasing number of companies and organizations are facing demands from their users (customers, partners, employees, and end-users) to make their enterprise functionality available via mobile apps. While many concepts that are used on the web also apply to mobile apps, the users of those apps typically expect more than just a website. In this session, we will demonstrate how you can reuse your existing investments in enterprise code and infrastructure, and easily add a mobile channel. We will demonstrate how the Oracle Cloud provides a great platform for bridging the gap between your enterprise code and the mobile apps your users are asking for.

Register now for the event in your timezone. These sessions are part of the server-side track. You will also have access to four more tracks including database, mobile, DevOps and full stack tracks.  


          Java SE 8 Update 131 and More    
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Java SE 8u131 (Java SE 8 update 131) is now available. Oracle strongly recommends that most Java SE users upgrade to the latest Java 8 update, which includes important security fixes. For information on new features and bug fixes included in this release, please read the following release notes:

Important Note: Starting with this Critical Patch Update releases, all JRE versions will treat JARs signed with MD5 as unsigned. Learn more and view testing instructions here. For more information on cryptographic algorithm support, please check the JRE and JDK Crypto Roadmap.

Oracle Java SE Embedded Version 8 Update 131 is also available. You can create customized JREs using the JRECreate tool. To get started, download an eJDK bundle suitable for your target platform and follow instructions to create a JRE that suits your application's needs.

Also released are Java SE 7u141 and Java SE 6u151, which are both available as part of Oracle Java SE Support. For more information about those releases, please read the following release notes: 


          New Java Champions: Holly Cummins, Aleksey Shipilev, and David Heffelfinger   

Welcome three new Java Champions: Holly Cummins, Aleksey Shipilev, and David Heffelfinger

Holly Cummins has been a Java engineer since 2001. She was one of the core engineers on the IBM J9 JVM working on Garbage Collection (GC) and Just in Time (JIT) compilation. She is currently a technical lead for IBM BlueMix Garage.   

Holly is also a committer and PMC member on the Apache Aries project, which melds the OSGi and Java EE programming models. She created several wearable projects connected to a backend server to demonstrate the low power requirements of modern application servers, and the suitability of Java for embedded application servers.

Holly is the co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action (Manning). She has published on a range of subjects, from performance myths, garbage collection tuning principles, enterprise OSGi, Java on Raspberry PIs, microservices, automation, and the importance of fun in a development culture. She is a frequent speaker at conferences including Devoxx and JavaOne. Follow her on Twitter @holly_cummins

Aleksey Shipilev is a principal software engineer at Redhat. He is the author of the Java Microbenchmarking Harness (JMH), a project to examine the performance of Java coding constructs.  Prior to JMH, programmers wrote their benchmarking harnesses fraught with errors.  He wrote JCStress, a toolkit for testing concurrency code. He also developed a Java-Object-Layout, JOL, which uses Unsafe, JVMTI, and Serviceability Agent (SA) heavily to decode the actual object layout, footprint, and references. 

Aleksey is now a committer to the new GC project Shenandoah. He is very active on mailing lists like Java Concurrency Interest, JMH, and OpenJDK projects. Follow him on Twitter @shipilev

David Heffelfinger is an independent consultant based in the Washington, DC area. He is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team and is part of the JavaOne content committee. 

David has written 7 books on Java EE, application servers, NetBeans, JasperReports, and Wicket. His titles include Java EE 7 Development with NetBeans 8, Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server, and JasperReports 3.5 For Java Developers. 

David has been speaking at JavaOne every year since 2012. He is a frequent speaker at NetBeans Day in San Francisco, showcasing NetBeans features that greatly enhance the development of Java EE applications. Follow him on Twitter @ensode

The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
          Advanced Modular Development    

How do you create modules with JDK 9? This talk focuses on the migration of applications and existing code.  Alex Buckley presents the first part, describing a top-down migration of your application and Alan Bateman explains a bottom-up migration starting with libraries closest to the JVM. 

Alex Buckley demonstrates the migration of a typical application with 3 components: your application Jar file, third party Jar files and the JDK. In Java 9, the JDK will be structured in modules. The benefits are strong encapsulation, restricting the access to modify the module and reliable configuration, allowing modules to be self-contained without the need for a class path. Alex shows the migration of a simple JSON application. He explains in great detail how to define module requirements using Jdep, how to automatic create modules and export them and much more. 

Taking the same example of a simple JSON application, Alan Bateman shows how to migrate an application starting with libraries. He follows a similar process of looking into module requirements and exports.  

 

Chapters to help you navigate the video content:  
Application migration - top down (1:01) 
Running your module application - javac (15:06) 
Library migration - bottom up migration (18:09)
Creating runtime images with Jlink (30:20) 
Summary (33:09) 
Q&A (35:42) 

You will still be able to use the classpath with Java 9. How the module system and the class path work together was explained in the Introduction to Modular Development blog. 

The JDK 9 release is proposed for July 2017. This blog ramps up your knowledge of Java 9, the module system and migration options. This blog is the third in the series, make sure to check the first two: 

Gear up for Java 9 
Introduction to Modular Development  

Key links to bookmark

JEP 220: Modular run-time images 
JEP 282: The Java Linker (jlink) 
JEP 260: Encapsulate Most Internal APIs 
 JDeps tool
Java 9 early access
JavaOne Sessions about JDK 9 this year
OpenJDK project 

 

 


          Congratulations New Java Champion Bob Paulin   

Welcome New Java Champion Bob Paulin 

Bob Paulin is an independent consultant working for different IT firms. He has 15 years of experience as a developer and has contributed to open source software for the past 10 years.

Bob is currently an ASF member and actively contributes to Apache Tikka, Apache Felix, and Apache Sling. He was nominated as JCP Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR participant for his involvement with Java EE 8. He has run numerous JDK 9 workshops in the Chicago area. 

Bob is the co-host the JavaPubHouse.com, a podcast on a range of Java topics, standards, tools, and techniques. He also participates regularly in the Java Off-Heap, a podcast about Java technology news. 

Bob has run the Devoxx4Kids and GotoJr conferences in Chicago allowing kids to hack in Minecraft, play with Lego robots, and use conductive play-doh. These efforts have enriched the lives of students and are helping inspire students to pursue technical careers. Follow him on Twitter @bobpaulin

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions


          Congratulations New Java Champion Josh Juneau   

Welcome New Java Champion Josh Juneau

Josh Juneau is an application developer and system analyst at Fermilab. He has written numerous books on JSF, Java 8 Recipes, Java EE 7, and Jython. He is the project lead for DJango-Jython and Jython. He is also involved in JSR-371/JSR-366

Josh has been very active in the Chicago Java Users Group for years. Under his leadership, CJUG got involved with Adopt-A-JSR; he received the JCP's Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR participant award. He has been a fervent advocate for Java EE in his blog (http://jj-blogger.blogspot.in/2016/04/java-ee-8-what-is-current-status-case.html). 

Josh is a technical writer for Java Magazine and OTN Content. He is a frequent JavaOne speaker and has published more than five books under Apress. He is also a regular in the Java OffHeap podcast, in which he and three others discuss current Java Technology news, trends, and risks. Follow him on Twitter @javajuneau

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions

 

 

 

 


          Introduction to Modular Development   

What is the new module system in Java 9? In Java 7, the JDK was a complex monolithic platform. With Java 9, the platform itself needs to be modular to introduce the new system. Alan Bateman explains the underlining organization of the module system. He shows how modules are linked to each other within an application and how to create runtime images with the jlink tool, for example. 

The JDK 9 will work with your application the same as JDK 8 did. To make sure your code will run, you need to understand the deprecation process, encapsulation, and how to check your applications for unsupported APIs. Read all about it in the blog “Gear up for Java 9.”

You will still be able to use the class path with Java 9. Alan shows how to use the module and class paths together in the video below. He walks you through an example of an application with several modules. He also dives into modules themselves and explains their nomenclature, packages with many resources, configuration, and commands, to name a few.  

 

I recommend watching the entire video. To help you go back to this content, I listed the topics addressed in this video:  

Part 1: Modular development starts with a modular platform 
Java Linker (10:02) 
Part 2: Introduction to modules (13:53)
An example with multiple modules (15:38)
Commands for compiling modules, How to compile and package modules (25:13) 
Using the module path and classpath together (35:45) 
Linking - a runtime image (38:39) 

Related to the module system:

JEP 261: Module System 
JEP 201: Modular source code 
JEP 200: The modular JDK 
JEP 220: Modular run-time images 
JEP 282: The Java Linker (jlink) 
JEP 260: Encapsulate Most Internal APIs 
OpenJDK Jigsaw Project 

Related blogs 

Gear up for Java 9
Prepare for JDK 9 
Looking at JDK 9 with Categories


          New Java Champions: Emmanuel Bernard, Chris Newland and Bert Jan Schrijver   

Welcome three new Java Champions: Emmanuel Bernard, Chris Newland and Bert Jan Schrijver

 

Emmanuel Bernard is a data platform architect at JBoss. He has been a contributor and lead of open source projects for over 15 years and has led the Hibernate portfolio since 2008. He also contributed to JPA specs as JCP EG member and the Bean Validation spec as JSR Spec Lead. 

He is the author of Hibernate Search in Action, a reference guide for Hibernate Search. Aside from speaking at Java conferences around the world, he runs two podcasts, JBoss Community Asylum, and the French podcast, “Les Cast Codeurs”.

Chris Newland is a senior developer and team lead at ADVFN using Java to process stock market data feeds in real time. In his spare time, he invented and still leads developers on the JITWatch project, an open source log analyzer to visualize and inspect Just-In-Time compilation decisions made by the HotSpot JVM.

Chris is also a JavaFX developer and built a performance benchmark called DemoFX.  He set up a community OpenJFX backend at http://chriswhocodes.com/ for cross-platform builds so that OpenJFX can be used with ARM JDKs and OpenJDK-based builds from other vendors such as Azul Systems' Zulu JDK.

 

Bert Jan Schrijver is a senior developer at JPoint. A tireless community organizer, he organizes J-Fall, the biggest Java conference in the Netherlands as well as the IoT Tech Days, a one-day conference on smart technologies. He is the chief editor of Java Magazine in the Netherlands, which has 4,000 subscribers. 

 Bert Jan worked with the JCP to have NLJUG join the Adopt-a-JSR program. The NLJUG was nominated as ‘outstanding adopt-a-jar participant’ for the JCP awards this year. Just in the past year, Bert Jan helped the Utrecht and Amsterdam JUGs start up their user groups. Bert Jan is always eager to share experiences with other JUG leaders and he helps out at Devoxx4Kids workshop to teach kids how to code. 


The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions 

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          Massive Open Online Course: Java Microservices    

Learn to create RESTful Java microservices using Spring Boot and deploy them to the Cloud.  

In this new Java microservices massive open online course (MOOC), you will create your own microservices using Spring Boot. With Spring Boot, you will be able to develop a stand-alone, production grade application, in easy to deploy JAR or WAR formats.

Microservices are a compilation of independently deployable, small and modular application services. Each microservice has defined input and output exposed through RESTful endpoints. As a result, you can scale, replace and link to other services, such as caching, without any architectural changes.

This 3-week course covers:

  • Introduction to REST and Microservices
  • Building a RESTful Java Application with Spring Boot
  • Automating Build and Deploy with Developer Cloud Services 

The MOOC format:

  • Available to anyone at no charge. 
  • Self-paced online course with videos available 24/7. No evening calls or travel needed. 
  • Discussions with other students and teacher via the forum. 
  • Each week, one or more lessons will be available, including video materials, homework and a quiz.

After the 3 weeks 
Complete the three course quizzes and score at 70% or higher to receive a completion award. The quiz questions are based on the course materials and homework. 

The course will start March 13th, 2017. Space is limited. Register now 


          Congratulations New Java Champion Oliver Gierke   

Welcome New Java Champion Oliver Gierke

Oliver Gierke is leading the Spring Data project at Pivotal. He is an active member of the JCP expert group on JPA 2.1 and one of the main organizers of the JUG Saxony Day, OOP, JAX and WJAX conferences.

Oliver coined the Spring Data repository programming model which is a widely used Java abstraction to develop data access layers for relational and non-relational databases. This simplifies the way Java developers interact with persistence technologies as Spring Data provides an abstraction over APIs such as JPA. He is one of the leading experts on JPA and other persistence technologies. With Spring Data REST, he helped Java developers implement REST APIs. He also coined the Spring HATEOAS module and helped Java developers use hypermedia elements in REST APIs when using Spring MVC or JAX-RS.

Oliver is a consulting lecturer at the Chair of Software Engineering at TU Dresden helping students to get started with application development in Java. All of his material is available online: http://static.olivergierke.de/lectures/ This makes it easy for student developers to experiment with Java and receive a professional introduction to the language and Java development practices. 

Oliver contributes almost daily to diverse Open Source frameworks on Github, see https://github.com/olivergierke.  He is a frequent speaker at many conferences including BEDcon, OOP, JavaZone, Devoxx, SpringOne, JavaOne, JFokus, Øredev to name a few. Follow him at @olivergierke


          Death of a political giant   

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher waving to well-wishers as Helmut Kohl (left) looks on. Photo: Reuters

Political life is a paradox. Politicians seek to achieve results in the short run because electoral success depends on this. However, they are often concerned about how ‘history’ will ‘judge’ them. The nature of their work binds them to act in the present, yet, they often see themselves in a historical time continuum. The late former chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, understood the significance of ‘history’ in the life of a politician. He was born in 1930 to a conservative Roman Catholic family in the town of Ludwigshafen on the bank of the River Rhine in the Palatinate. The Palatinate was once at the centre of the Holy Roman Empire while the Rhine is the river which both unites and divides, serving as both a transportation link and a natural border between nations and states. Living in such historical crossroads undoubtedly shaped Kohl’s worldview. His life was bound to both the history and the modern development of the Palatinate. His doctoral dissertation in history focused on political developments in the Palatinate after 1945. His first significant political role was that of regional minister-president between 1969 and 1976. Life for the Kohl family was challenging. His...
          Friday Philosophy – “Technical Debt” is a Poor Term. Try “Technical Burden”?   
Recently my friend Sabine Heimsath asked a few of us native English speakers what the opposite of “technical debt” was. My immediate reaction was to say: I’d say (sarcastically) “proper development” or “decent designer” or even “what we did 25 bloody years ago when we were allowed to take pride in the software we created!” […]
          It’s the planning policy, stupid   
Some development proposals, recently approved, have been justified by the defence that the proposals conform to the “policies”. The fact that the justification was not based on the intrinsic quality of the proposals but hid behind the “policy”, says much about the intelligence of the policies themselves. While one policy protects (facades of) scheduled buildings from demolition, it often allows wholesale destruction of the interior. More importantly, another policy “encourages” developers to add six or more floors above the same “protected” property. As a result, we kid ourselves that we are preserving our heritage, while, at the same time, promoting economic development. Unfortunately, the net result is that we lose out on both counts. A scheduled building, with a “carbuncle” sticking out of the top – to quote royalty – destroys the scheduled building, just as much as bulldozers would. The final architectural result is invariably of poor quality. The final result would probably have been better had the property been demolished and a building of “heritage” quality erected instead. The use of the word “heritage” in the last sentence reminds us that what we build today is the...
          Diplomacy and mediation   
The fourth edition of the Istanbul Conference on Mediation takes place today with the theme of ‘Surge in diplomacy, action in Mediation’. Experts, diplomats, practitioners and scholars from around the world will explore ways and means to promote mediation as a prominent conflict prevention and resolution method. The profile of mediation has been rising globally since Turkey and Finland led the way at the United Nations through the Mediation for Peace initiative. The initiative culminated in the establishment of the Group of Friends of Mediation. The group now has 53 members, including 48 states and five international organisations. There has also been substantial improvement in international capacity for preventive diplomacy and mediation within the UN, regional and sub-regional organisations and civil society. The group has become the leading platform at the UN to promote mediation. It has initiated the adoption of four UN General Assembly resolutions, which lay the ground for the development of the normative and conceptual framework of mediation. The group has also contributed to the 2012 United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation, a fundamental document for those who...
          How Much You Need To Expect You'll Pay For A Good click here for more   
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          Media Matters responds to the latest setback for 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky   

Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone released the following statement after U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced that she was “minded” to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky PLC to the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority on grounds of media plurality:

The government should not approve 21st Century Fox’s bid to take over Sky. It’s alarming that the company’s demonstrated culture of malfeasance and governance deficiencies borne out of Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s commitment to advancing his personal political agenda has not already been sufficient to warrant outright rejection.

The soft touch to which the government is treating Murdoch’s bid is also revealing -- it seems to come in part because of the disproportionate amount of political power and influence that Murdoch wields. As Secretary Bradley accurately notes, this takeover will give Murdoch even more power and influence. That kind of disproportionate control, especially in the hands of an already destructive entity, is not in anyone’s interest except Murdoch’s.

Beware Murdoch’s promises and assurances. As we have noted, he has made an awful lot of them in the past in order to a secure a deal, only to swiftly disregard his word once the deal was finalized.

In mid-June, Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone sent a letter to the U.K.'s chief broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, highlighting a number of recent developments -- all of which concern Fox News -- that are pertinent to Ofcom’s investigation into the potential takeover of Sky PLC by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company.

The recent developments detailed in Media Matters' letter to Ofcom further underscore that Murdoch and his sons fail to satisfy the conditions necessary to acquire British satellite broadcasting company Sky in full and expose dangers that the bid for Sky would pose to the British public and media landscape.

The letter from Carusone follows a March 30 report Media Matters submitted in partnership with global activism group Avaaz to Ofcom that detailed the risks Murdoch’s desired takeover of Sky poses to British broadcasting standards.

Before that, Media Matters and Avaaz submitted a report to Secretary Bradley of the U.K. Department for Culture, Media and Sport that demonstrated that the risk of Foxification is too great to simply rubber-stamp a Murdoch takeover. On March 16, Bradley referred Murdoch's takeover bid to Ofcom for a thorough investigation on the grounds of "media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards." The findings of the Ofcom investigation are due by June 20.

21st Century Fox already owns 39.1 percent of Sky. Murdoch abandoned a previous bid for full ownership in light of an investigation into mass hacking at his U.K.-based newspapers. Following an investigation, a parliamentary report found that Murdoch was “not a fit person” to run a major corporation and that his son James (who at the time ran the parent company of News Of The World and The Sun; he is now the CEO of 21st Century Fox) showed “wilful ignorance” of the industrial-scale hacking. In September of 2016, it was reported that Fox News had engaged in similar tactics, hacking the phone of Media Matters reporter Joe Strupp.


          Senior Account Executive- Writing - Newell Brands - Alberta   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
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          Two local biotechs raise $131M in IPOs, but hit choppy waters   
Cambridge cancer drug developers Mersana Therapeutics and Aileron Therapeutics are trading below their offering prices this week, even as investor confidence in the industry remains strong.

          Senior Account Executive- Eastern Region-Consumer & Commercial Solutions - Newell Brands - Nova Scotia   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
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          Senior Server Side Developer - Core Java - Citi - Canada   
Understanding of financial markets and equity trading is desirable. Yes, 10 % of the Time....
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          FMCG - Production Worker`s   
NSW-Moorebank, FMCG - Production Worker`s Programmed Skilled Workforce is currently looking for experienced production workers for our international client, Goodman Fielder, based in Moorebank NSW. For the right person, these positions will offer the chance to develop, expand your knowledge and experience, and provide career advancement within an established company. Duties may include but are not limited to: Pr
          SR Software Developer - Web Lead   

          Full Stack Developer   
Lorien Resourcing - South East London - persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships...
          Java Developer - London - Learn Scala - £50k-£65k   
Talent Point Ltd - London - discussion. No terminology in this advert is designed to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, creed, disability, age, sex...
          Java Developer/Lead with Automation Exp   

          Visit EMAG at Westec 2017 Booth 2025!   
At Westec 2017, September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, EMAG will feature manufacturing systems for precision metal components with the modular VL 2 vertical-pick up turning machine for the efficient machining of components up to 100 mm in diameter. The VL series will be on display for visitors to experience the successful EMAG modular inverted vertical lathe design. With the aim to develop a system of modular machines ideal for use in the manufacturing of medium and large...

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          EMAG at CMTS 2017, Booth 2418!   
At CMTS 2017, September 25-28 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON - EMAG L.L.C. will feature a variety of our manufacturing systems for precision metal components. The modular VL Series for chucked components will be on display, with our VL 4 machine, for visitors to experience the successful EMAG modular inverted vertical lathe design. With the goal to develop a system of modular machines geared for use in the manufacturing of medium and large batch runs, EMAG offers flexible...

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          RN Supervisor of Case Management - Managed Care   
MD-Baltimore, RN Supervisor of Case Management - Managed Care Baltimore, MD * Experienced RNs with either BSN or CCM (or both) are required. * * Position does require occasional travel between corporate office in Baltimore (near Canton Crossing) and DC (near Union Station) * Your Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Supervisor of Case Management is to monitor the assessment and development of nursing
          Sales Assistant Manager   
MD-SALISBURY, Sales Assistant Manager ( ) Description Take your career to the next level and join the team of over 20,000 Rent-A-Center coworkers. At Rent-A-Center, our business is centered on service and we’re passionate about what we do. Our environment is fast-paced and offers ample opportunity to grow and develop, with top-performers entered into training programs to accelerate their careers in management.
          Account Manager / Inside Sales   
MD-Easton, Local logistics company is seeking proven inside sales performers with excellent business development skills. Must have the ability to identify and prospect for opportunities, deliver our value proposition through oral and written communication, close sales, and cultivate on-going relationships. A background in transportation or a service related environment is preferred, but not required. BA/BS d
          (DF) Parliament Endorses EUR 200 Mln Loan from Council of Europe Development Bank   
June 29 (BTA) - Parliament on Thursday endorsed a 200 million euro loan from the Council of Europe Development Bank. MPs ratified a framework agreement for the loan which will provide national co-financing under EU-backed operational programmes.
          Director, In Service Sales - L-3 Communications - Canada   
If you have a history of success selling, sales management and business development planning into the defense industry and enjoy the challenge of the hunt as...
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          Business Development Manager - Riva CRM Integration - Canada   
Ability to hunt for new sales with a strong focus on customer success. To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and résumé in PDF format to...
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          Developer Instructor - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Have experience in online delivery environment. Perfect for natural leaders who thrive on a heavy workload, this position carries the responsibilities:....
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          DISTRICT RESOURCE LIAISON SPECIALIST - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Nipigon, ON   
Assist in the development and delivery of community outreach initiatives to non-Indigenous communities. What can I expect to do in this role?... $1,204 - $1,497 a week
From Ontario Public Service - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:26:35 GMT - View all Nipigon, ON jobs
          IRM TECHNICAL SPECIALIST - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Red Lake, ON   
Are you experienced in program delivery and have the developed ability to provide technical leadership and guidance across multiple program areas?... $1,069 - $1,228 a week
From Ontario Public Service - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:33:42 GMT - View all Red Lake, ON jobs
          Judge Jacqueline Talevi Discusses Her Innovative Mental Health Docket   
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Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi of the District Court for Virginia’s 23rd Judicial District discusses her work developing a mental health docket program that provides alternative sentencing options for defendants with serious mental illnesses who commit misdemeanors. Talevi spoke at a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, “Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.”


          Magento 2 / Wordpress Developer Jobs in Lahore, Pakistan   
We are currently seeking a full-time, on-site Magento / Wordpress developer to join our team in Lahore office. Duties would primarily consist of developing new projects built using the Magento / WP platform, writing custom extensions, identifying...
          Sr Asp Dot Net Developer Jobs in Lahore, Pakistan   
.NET Developer (at least 4 years’ experience) 1.Current Webforms ExperiencedDeveloper developing .NET Web Applications using C# /ASP.NET and Visual Studio. Looking for Full Stack web developer. 2. Strong concept& experience of Entity Frame work. 3....
          Seeking Solidarity, With Attiya Latif and Larycia Hawkins   
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Attiya Latif, president of UVA's Minority Rights Coalition, and Larycia Hawkins, Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, discuss how to develop solidarity in the wake of a particularly contentious election.


          NDDC begins emergency repairs on East West Road   
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has started emergency repairs on some of the failed portions of the East West Road, especially the dilapidated sections between Eleme Junction and Onne Junction.
           Capitals' Dmitry Orlov signs $30.6 million, 6-year deal    
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Dmitry Orlov developed into one of the Washington Capitals' best defensemen last season, and he's being rewarded with a long-term,...
          Immunisation: NSPHCDA Involves Herdsmen Leadership   
Dr Mohammed Adiz, the Executive Chairman of Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (NSPHCDA), on Friday, said the agency would involve the leadership of herdsmen in immunisation activities in the state.
          Commission OKs entranceway billboard   

In the end, Wapakoneta’s Comprehensive Plan, which was designed as a guideline for development of the city, was not enough to thwart plans to construct a billboard on Willipie Street at the entrance to the city.


          Meet & Greet   

Dodd Snodgrass, Economic Development Specialist, Port of Bellingham Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm

(Debra) Sam Hughes, City Administrator, City of North Bonneville Friday, 6:30-7:30pm

Colfax: Great Things are Growing Here

For more info, contact City of Colfax at 397-2902



          Twitter’s Prager: Video Gives Advertisers Premium Safety   
CANNES — Twitter says it wants to help down-play shady user-generated content (UGC) in the advertising offerings it serves up to big agencies. in this video interview with Beet.TV, Twitter agency development director Stephanie Prayer says the network is trying to soothe brands’ concerns over the safety of environments in which ordinary folk publish their own [...]
          AI Changes The Marketing Game, Nielsen’s Bennathan Thinks   
CANNES — Artificial intelligence technology will significantly upgrade the ways in which marketers can develop models that find the right consumers online, according to a Nielsen executive currently rolling out the technology across Europe. Nielsen added Nielsen AI to Nielsen Marketing Cloud in April, bringing machine learning that optimizes audiences based on consumer behaviour. But [...]
          Comment on Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S. by Robert Echavaria   
Jones Act compliant yes, but what about intellectual property (IP) infringement compliant? Many European and Asian vessel fabricators and OW EPC contractors have US patents on jack up barges and using installation vessels to construct wind parks. To what extent has this been investigated by Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) before announcing this design? As we saw in the UK when Enercon sued Siemens, A2SEA, and DONG over patent infringement liabilities on turbine control (Storm Control ramp down past cut out), the project developers and EPC contractors share in the liability because there isn’t full contractual indemnification on IP in the TSA or other agreements. The Enercon lawsuit threatened $5.3B in projects including operations at London Array and delayed start of construction on Westermost Rough and Gunfleet Sands. Research has shown there is approximately $2.2B in direct damages for patent infringement liabilities and over $74B in indirect losses (lost production, construction delays, alternative construction solutions, licenses in the IP rights) resulting from this matter, but still without any institutional process for dealing with it.
          New calls for Swedish offshore wind plan as developer thinks big   

           Advanced prosthetic arms developed by Pentagon set for sale    
Fred Downs, a 72-year-old Vietnam war veteran, remembers fighting back tears when he regained the ability to pick up objects with his left arm after a gap of...
          Transmission developers look to White House for a push   

          From the Just Getting Through Last weeks Stuff Dept: Microsoft / Novell Deal : IT wins due to InterOp!!!!! YAY!   

Originally posted on: http://teamfoundation.net/archive/2006/11/13/96997.aspx

Wow. I get buried for a week and get transported into a parallel universe. Microsoft and Novell make an historic agreement. And while some folks in the open source community aren't happy, it seems most (including me) think this is a pretty good deal for building software in general... I mean, being able to just these three things:
  • "...Microsoft and Novell will jointly develop a compelling virtualization offering for Linux and Windows..."
- Right on!
  • "...make it easier for customers to federate Microsoft Active Directory with Novell eDirectory"
- This has been a pain...
  • "...will take steps to make translators available to improve interoperability between Open XML and OpenDocument formats"
Nice! Guys, in the words of the great philosopher and sage, Rodney King "Can't we all just get along?"... I think that this agreement moves all of us who build software one step closer to doing just that.
          "International Law and Cyber Security," with Eneken Tikk-Ringas   
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Eneken Tikk-Ringas, senior fellow for cyber security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, talks about the development of international law in the context of cyber security.


          Comment on Why ‘Say Her Name’ Is A Vital Part Of The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement by Development Skills & Educational Programs Helping Palestinian Female Inmates Reintegrate Into Society - GirlTalkHQ   
[…] from the obvious nods to the Black Lives Matter movement and the well-documented ways in which female inmates are are often treated inhumanely by the prison […]
          Makin’ It Rain   
To see larger image, Click here. To see larger image, Click here.Here’s a couple of backgrounds from yet another CRAWFORD THE CAT –related product we’re developing. The product is a proposed series of one-minute interstitials for the Internet and/or TV. These would fall into the EI (Educational and Informative) ...
          FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President   

FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/30/2007 -- FPDA is the Association serving motion solution providers who offer Fluid Power, companion technologies and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability. The association is committed to helping members improve profitability and increase value to customers by providing member education, industry data, and networking opportunities. Commence (www.commence.com) is the leading CRM system for manufacturing and distribution recently became a member of the Fluid Power Distributor Association. Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation, will be speaking on the subject of using CRM Technology to Optimize Sales Execution at the FPDA annual convention in New Mexico on May 2, 2007.

Caretsky supports the following goals of the FPDA:

• To provide industry information, trends and developments that impact members' businesses
• To enhance our members' profitability and value in the motion technology distribution channel
• To help members attract, develop and retain talented individuals to perpetuate growth and prosperity
• To foster communication and understanding among channel partners
• To promote FPDA Distributor Members as the fluid power and motion technology channel of choice
• To maintain a significant membership presence of providers of fluid power and motion technology solutions

Like the FPDA, Commence is committed to the following core values:

• Understanding Future Trends in Distribution
• Accelerating Business Development
• Pursuing Long Term Viability
• Understanding Channel Relationships

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