999 calls which weren’t so much of an emergency   
As 999 celebrates 80 years as the world’s oldest emergency service we look back at some of the stranger calls received by operators.
          WOLVES 6/29: RICKY RUBIO TRADED   
Colton Molesky does an emergency podcast from his friend's house with Tom Schreier to discuss the Rubio trade.
          Fireworks Safety: 3-Step Guide to a Safer Celebration   

 

According to a new CPSC report of fireworks incidents in 2016, 11,100 consumers were injured and treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms and four died as a result of direct … Click here to read more...

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          15+ Cool Must Haves From Indigogo and Kickstarter   

Business ideas and inventions occur to people all of the time, but turning an invention into a tangible product usually requires one thing – money. Funding for business inventions typically comes from out-of-pocket, through business loans or from investors, but a burgeoning source of financing has emerged through the use of crowdfunding. No two crowdfunding...

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          Partial roll back of fees by Goalpara College authority   
GOALPARA, June 30 - The Goalpara College authority has taken cognisance of the protest and demands made by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and agreed to roll back a sum of Rs 550/- from the total college admission fees following a decision taken in an emergent staff meeting held on Thursday.
          *MERGE* Avoid reading or writing the 32 locking bytes at the end of the first meta-page of an LSM database. (tags: trunk)   
*MERGE* Avoid reading or writing the 32 locking bytes at the end of the first meta-page of an LSM database. (tags: trunk)
          *MERGE* Add interfaces sqlite3_prepare_v3() and sqlite3_prepare16_v3() with the extra prepFlags argument. Add the SQLITE_PREPARE_PERSISTENT option as one bit in that argument. Use the new option in FTS3, FTS5, and RTREE. (tags: trunk)   
*MERGE* Add interfaces sqlite3_prepare_v3() and sqlite3_prepare16_v3() with the extra prepFlags argument. Add the SQLITE_PREPARE_PERSISTENT option as one bit in that argument. Use the new option in FTS3, FTS5, and RTREE. (tags: trunk)
          Prototyping Businesses: Plan vs. Play   

how do you prototype a new business? From a design point of view, I think of organisations as a great big set of interactions. All of these interactions can be designed, and if they are designed well, an efficient, profitable business can emerge.

The post Prototyping Businesses: Plan vs. Play appeared first on Second Road.


          Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone   
Preview A forest fire has erupted in the Chernobyl exclusion zone forests during tree cutting works, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. While a helicopter and two planes were dispatched to the site, the fire is still ongoing.
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          Donetsk university partially destroyed in likely explosive device blast - authorities   
Preview The University of Commerce in central Donetsk has been partially destroyed in what the head of the emergency services of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has described preliminary as a blast caused by an explosive device.
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          Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Offers Assistance To Its Members In The Goodwin Fire Area   

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona logo (PRNewsFoto/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ari...)PHOENIX, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is offering assistance to its members who have been affected by the Goodwin Fire in northern Arizona. As part of BCBSAZ's emergency response plan, members living in the Prescott area and...



          27th July 2017 - Jonathan Pearce: How Violent is Islam Really?   
This century has seen the emergence of Islam as a religion closely connected to violence and terrori
          Starcraft: Remastered will release on August 15, and looks very faithful to the original   
Starcraft: Remastered finally has a release date, and new details and screens have emerged. Starcraft: Remastered, announced back in March, is not a radical reinvention of Starcraft – it’s essentially taking Starcraft and its expansion, Brood War, and updating them to look less rubbish on modern monitors. Earlier this year, the original Starcraft was updated […]
           John McEnroe's autobiography shows star's vulnerable side    
Brian Viner says John McEnroe's autobiography 'deserves to be seeded No.1' as an 'acutely vulnerable side' to the bullish tennis star emerges from its pages.
           Moving true stories emerge from portrait of 1930s Britain    
Six moving, real-life stories are told in this gripping slice of social history by psychologist Corinne Sweet, who addresses the poverty of life in 1930s Britain and follows individuals' stories.
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          Lucha por su vida el examante de la princesa Diana   
Fue sometido a una cirugía de emergencia y actualmente se encuentra internado en la unidad de cuidados intensivos.
          What Happens When The Heroin Epidemic Hits Small Town America?   
Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who's off this week. The state of West Virginia's indigent burial fund, which helps with funerals for those who can't afford one, has run out of money for six straight years. One reason, writer Margaret Talbot says, is that the state has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. For a recent piece in The New Yorker, Talbot spent time in the eastern panhandle of the state, where opioid addiction is widespread and overdose is so commonplace it seems everyone, including kids, knows what one looks like. Talbot spoke with addicts and their loved ones, emergency responders and professionals and volunteers trying to do something about the problem. Margaret Talbot has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003, and she's the author of a book about her father, the actor Lyle Talbot, called "The Entertainer." Her recent piece about opioids in
          Norton Rose and Chadbourne complete merger   

Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke have completed their merger, creating a law firm with about 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices located in 33…

          Nationals SS Trea Turner Placed on 10-Day DL with Hand Injury   

One day after fracturing his right wrist after being hit by a pitch, Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has been placed on the disabled list.

Per WTOP's George Wallace, the Nationals called up infielder Adrian Sanchez after Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday. 

Turner was hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop in the bottom of the seventh inning. He remained in the game for the eighth inning before being taken out in the top of the ninth. 

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reported there is no timetable for Turner's return to the Nationals. 

With Turner unavailable, the Nationals will likely use Stephen Drew as their primary shortstop. They also have Sanchez in the mix, with Anthony Rendon as a potential emergency option. 

In 68 games this season, Turner leads Major League Baseball with 35 stolen bases and is hitting .279/.324/.422. 

Read more NL East news on BleacherReport.com


          SNP spared 60 million EU farm fine - because it is part of UK   
THE SNP Government will be spared fines of up to 60 million over its latest farm payments fiasco because Scotland is part of the UK, it emerged.
          What To Do About Obamacare   
Republican voters mostly aren't against it for reasons other than the fact that it was championed by the black Muslim guy from Kenya. They don't like the as-yet-unenforced mandate, and they don't like it for all of the reasons that few people actually like our health care system - at best it's needlessly a pain in the ass, at worst, well, you know the worst. A lot of them are pissed off because they think the blahs got the secret welfare ACA (Medicaid) while they got Obamacare (the exchanges), even though a big reason (not the only one!) a lot of them didn't get Medicaid was they yelled and screamed for their states to "reject Obamacare" and, thanks to Roberts, what they could reject was the Medicaid expansion.

Hospitals hate the idea of repeal. Insurance companies mostly don't like it. For people with employer insurance, people who got Medicaid, and people who can kinda sorta afford the individual plans, it's mostly better (and since the mandate isn't even enforced, it's basically better for anyone who chooses to buy it).

Ultimately any "Republican healthcare plan" is basically Obamacare, but shittier. Even my glibertarian college facebook friend who HATES OBAMACARE earnestly described what the health care system should be, and it really was Obamacare without the mandate, to the letter.

The sociopaths in Congress wants to take away Medicaid, make it less affordable and with fewer benefits (at worst, completely fake insurance, at best something slightly better than that). Remove revenue from insurance companies and hospitals, including forcing them to eat more emergency room bills. Oh, and people don't get needed care and go bankrupt and die.

The leading liberal think tank has decided to make another stab at bipartisan fixes to Obamacare because I guess whatever was in the water that made Obama think elected Republicans were interested in such a thing is still in the water in DC. I'm not sure why "here's a really complicated plan that people won't like much more than the status quo and has no chance of passing" is better than "here's a really simply-sounding (nothing is simple, of course, but the bureaucracies should handle the bureaucracy, not us) idea that would be popular and better and universal and has no chance of passing right now" but centrists gotta centrist I guess.




          Physician - Correct Care Solutions - Odessa, TX   
Experience in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Public Health (Board Certification) preferred....
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          (IT) Security Analyst - SIEM tools   

Rate: Market Day Rate   Location: London   

Security Analyst required for 10 week contract in Inner London to develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection system. Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors. Experience required: Experience working with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools Significant experience of system operational security, network and/or application security Technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, (authentication and security protocols, cryptography), operation of a PKI, and application security Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques Analytic skills to understand security implications of technical events Extensive troubleshooting and research skills with a positive and proactive approach to customer service and getting things done Strong experience working in an operational role in a secure environment Knowledge of network and web related protocols (eg TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols) Strong Scripting skills in at least one of the following is highly desirable: Ruby, Python, Shell (bash, ksh, csh). Working knowledge of Linux Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland) IR35 Scope: Outside If deemed inside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary. If deemed outside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will not apply to this assignment. CV closing date is Friday 30th June at 3.00 pm. GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.
 
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Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Jackie Dean
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Start Date: July 2017
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          Article: Enabling IoT Ecosystems through Platform Interoperability   

The fragmentation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the lack of interoperability prevent the emergence of broadly accepted IoT ecosystems. The BIG IoT (Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the IoT) project aims to ignite such an ecosystem

By Arne Bröring
          3 médicos disparados en el hospital Bronx-Lebanon [EN]   

Al menos tres médicos fueron abatidos dentro del Centro Hospitalario Bronx-Lebanon en el barrio Mount Hope del Bronx el viernes por la tarde, según un funcionario del Departamento de Bomberos. No se conocía la condición de los médicos y, a media tarde, el tirador seguía en libertad, según el funcionario. La policía aún no había asegurado el área, impidiendo que los trabajadores médicos de emergencia ingresaran al hospital en el Gran Concourse 1650.

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          Weech and Takazawa to present research at BAI 2017   

Associate Professor Terry Weech and doctoral candidate Aiko Takazawa will discuss their research on the economics of information at the International Conference on Business and Information (BAI), which will be held July 4-6 in Hiroshima, Japan. The conference is an annual meeting for scholars in the business and information disciplines.

Weech and Takazawa will present their paper, "iSchools and Business Schools, Potential to Collaborate on Business and Information Research." In their talk, they will examine the potential contributions of collaboration between schools of information and business schools that have an interest in the impact and utilization of information in the business context. They will also present their plan for establishing a basis for collaboration between business schools and schools in the iSchools organization.
 
Takazawa's doctoral research seeks to understand how information search and seeking activities facilitate spontaneous collaborative work. The topics in her research area lie at the intersection of information behavior, learning, and self-organization. Her dissertation examines the case of a humanitarian aid group that emerged on social media platforms in response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
 
Weech's research interests include the areas of reference services and sources, government information, library administration, library cooperation and networks, library use instruction, and economics of information. His teaching experience includes appointments at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emporia State University (Kansas); University of Iowa, Iowa City; and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. At the iSchool, Weech teaches the Economics of Information course (IS 549). He has been active in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and he has been involved in the administration of the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award reception at the ALA Midwinter meeting for nearly twenty years. Weech received his MS and PhD degrees in library and information science from the iSchool at Illinois.


          As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners   

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Conditions for people detained at anti-corruption protests have been poor. Image: Polina Kostyleva.

We continue our partnership with OVD-Infoan NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday, we bring you the latest information on freedom of assembly. 

We have collected and analysed a large number of reports of violations by Russian police officers at anti-corruption rallies held on 12 June. Now we are able to say with certainty there have been 109 violations. Police officers exceeded the permitted time for administrative detention, wrote official reports with numerous mistakes, and did not allow lawyers to visit those detained. In one of the St Petersburg police stations, a detainee contracted pneumonia after spending the night in a cold cell. This was despite the fact that he had warned the police officers he was in poor health and should not get cold. The list of violations with legal commentaries can be seen here.

This week a number of individuals requested political asylum abroad. Krasnodar artists Lusiney Dzhanyan and Aleksei Knedlyakovsky requested asylum in Sweden. The artists said that their telephones had been tapped, and in 2013 Dzhanyan was dismissed from Krasnodar University of Culture for supporting Pussy Riot and exhibiting in a gallery owned by Marat Gelman. But it’s not only those who create modern art who can fall victim to persecution. Children’s drawings in chalk can also evoke the dissatisfaction of the authorities. Mikhail Petrov, a martial arts trainer from Pskov, has left Russia because he feared persecution by the authorities. It is thought the authorities’ interest in the trainer was related to the fact that he and his students had drawn anti-military drawings on the walls of buildings belonging to a military air assault division. He has requested political asylum in Estonia. 

Supporters of Alexei Navalny continue to be persecuted. In the town of Cherepovets, writer and journalist Elena Kolyadina was dismissed by the newspaper Golos Cherepovtsa for giving a lecture to staff of Navalny’s local election campaign office. In the Siberian city of Barnaul, the coordinator of the campaign office was injured with a knife, while earlier someone set fire to one of the office’s windows. In Vladimir, the local branch of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network asked its chief engineer to resign because he had headed Navalny’s local campaign office. Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don a car belonging to the head of Navalny’s office was covered with paint and its tyres were punctured.

The Investigative Committee completed its investigation into one more defendant in the “26 March case”. Dmitry Krepkin is charged with using force against a police officer during the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Krepkin maintains his innocence. Moreover, he has said that he was himself assaulted at the time of his detention at the 26 March protest. Doctors at the emergency medical centre recorded bruising all over his body. He had been struck at least six times.   

The pre-trial detention of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov was extended until 31 August. Bogatov has been charged with incitement to riot on the grounds that he had posted appeals on the SysAdmins.ru forum to go out on to Red Square on 2 April 2017 under the pseudonym of “Airat Bashirov”. The appeals were sent from Bogatov’s IP address. However, since Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, any user could have posted the materials using his IP.

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          The Future Of Law And The Demise Of The Midsize Firm   
Since 1980, there has been a systemic supersizing of business enterprises, the growth of sovereign wealth, and the emergence of international businesses. The pressure this has put on national and regional law firms to go global or go home is enormous...(read more)
          Servant Leadership Trumps Politics as Usual   

SEATTLE – Although the outspoken chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks has dabbled in big issues before—his well-intentioned but quickly abandoned “Race Together” initiative had baristas writing racial harmony messages on cups—Howard Schultz is not running for president.

“Despite the encouragement of others, I have no intention of entering the presidential fray,” the chairman and CEO of coffee giant Starbucks said in an op-ed in The New York Times. “I’m not done serving at Starbucks. Although we have built an iconic brand while providing even part-time employees with access to health care, free college education and stock options, there is more we can do as a public company to demonstrate responsible leadership.”

But the fact that Schultz is not running … yet … doesn’t mean he has no opinion on what’s wrong with Washington and how a great leader should operate.

“We cannot afford more false promises, slogans, theatrics and fool’s gold,” he wrote. “Our nation has been profoundly damaged by a lack of civility and courage in Washington, where leaders of both parties have abdicated their responsibility to forge reasonable compromises to expand the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, improve schools, transform entitlement programs and so much more. We have become too desensitized to the horrendous metrics that define today’s America, from student-loan debt to food-stamp dependency to the size of our prison population.”

He continued, “The values of servant leadership—putting others first and leading from the heart—need to emerge from every corner of American life, including the business community.

“While Americans have diverse views in what they want from Washington, I reject the notion that our divided and dysfunctional government is merely a reflection of what the political class calls the red-blue divide. Too many of our political leaders are putting party before country, power before principle and cynicism before civility. The common purpose that created this great nation, which has united us in difficult moments, has gone missing.

“Our country is in desperate need of servant leaders, of men and women willing to kneel and embrace those who are not like them. Everyone seeking the presidency professes great love for our nation. But I ask myself, how can you be a genuine public servant if you belittle your fellow citizens and freeze out people who hold differing views?”

He concluded with a provocative challenge: “Our country deserves a candidate courageous enough to select a member of the other party as a running mate. Our country deserves a president humble enough to see leadership not as an entitlement but as a privilege."

Click here to read the complete New York Times op-ed.

And following on Shultz’s lead, as we head into the next presidential election cycle, what insights can politicians glean from the convenience-store, retail and restaurant industries? Send your ideas and comments to Greg Lindenberg, editor of CSP Daily News, at glindenberg@winsightmedia.com.


          Speedway Reaches Hess Halfway Mark   

UPDATE: According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

FINDLAY, Ohio --Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has now converted more than half of the 1,250 Hess gas stations and convenience stores it acquired in October 2014 to its Speedway brand, Gary Heminger, president and CEO, said in reporting MPC’s second-quarter 2015 financial results.

It has converted more than 650 of the retail sites to the Speedway brand since the acquisition, said Heminger on the company’s earnings call.

According to data provided by GasBuddy, the current Speedway count is 2,156, while the current Hess count is 645 (see map below for the conversion progress).

Speedway, MPC's retail segment, performed well and continues to make tremendous progress integrating the East Coast and Southeast retail locations, he said.

"We are on pace to achieve the expected synergies for 2015 from light-product supply, as well as from operating and administrative expense savings. Further, the accelerated progress for store conversions and subsequent remodels has allowed us to more rapidly implement Speedway's industry-leading Speedy Rewards loyalty program. This program and other marketing enhancements are expected to drive the anticipated synergies to the business over the next several years."

Tony Kenney, president of Speedway, said. “We're moving along at an accelerated pace in converting the [Hess] brand to Speedway. … The important thing there is it's more than just the brand. What's going inside the store is all of our technology that is the platform for our marketing programs, primarily our loyalty program, all of our inventory management, other things that drive savings and synergies for us as we operate convenience stores. … As we begin to bring on all of the marketing enhancements through the conversions inside the store, then we'll start to realize those benefits down the road.”

Speedway segment income from operations was $127 million in second-quarter 2015, compared with $94 million in second-quarter 2014. This increase was primarily the result of higher merchandise and light-product margins and the addition of the newly acquired locations, partially offset by higher operating and administrative expenses. Speedway's consolidated light-product margin increased to 13.51 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2015, from 12.82 cents per gallon in second-quarter 2014.

Speedway's income from operations was $33 million higher in the quarter as compared to second-quarter 2014. Speedway's newly acquired locations contributed income of approximately $14 million to the quarter's results or approximately $45 million of EBITDA.

For the legacy Speedway sites, the merchandise gross margin was $23 million higher in second-quarter 2015 compared to the same quarter last year, and the light-product gross margin was about $16 million higher.

Speedway same-store gasoline sales volume was down two-tenths of a percent versus same quarter last year compared to estimates of U.S. demand growth in the second quarter of approximately 3% higher. Overall, gasoline sales volumes for legacy Speedway locations were up 3% in the quarter, reflecting the impact of investments in new, rebuild and remodel locations.

“Another key performance metric for our retail group is same-store merchandise sales,” said Timothy Griffith, CFO, “and we're continuing to see strong demand for our in-store offering as our same-store merchandise sales in the quarter excluding cigarettes were up 4.6% versus same quarter last year. So far in July, we've seen a 1.6% increase in same-store gasoline volumes compared to last July.”

MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner. Approximately 5,460 independently owned gas stations across 19 states sell the Marathon-brand. In addition, Speedway owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience-store chain, with approximately 2,750 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership (MLP). MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

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          Fruit, Veggie and Snack Mix   

“Supercharge” your survival food stockpile and get all the plant based nutrition you need with Food4Patriots Fruit, Veggie and Snack Mix – wholesome, delicious, and good for 25 Years! Packaged in convenient and lightweight mylar pouches, our emergency survival food seals in the flavor and retains a high-nutritional value. The Fruit, Veggie and Snack Mix Includes: Freeze Dried Corn – 24 Servings Freeze Dried Green Beans – 24 Servings Freeze

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          Food4Patriots 1-Year Kit   

  Get the ultimate in survival food security. With Food4Patriots 1-Year supply, you get a whopping 1800 servings of the most delicious, nutritious long-term emergency food on the market. You’ll enjoy an amazing variety of easy to prepare favorites like: Maple Grove Oatmeal, Traveler’s Stew, and Traditional Fettuccine Alfredo. One of these kits for every member of your household will give you true disaster-proof peace of mind. With your Food4Patriots

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          Machines VS. Free Weights II   

Machines are bad, there I said it again. How many of us join health clubs or purchase expensive home exercise equipment under the notion that the machine will protect our back, make the exercise easier or guarantee your results quicker. In sports and life for that matter if you are sitting on your butt or laying flat on your back you lost! , so why do we insist on exercising that way. We spend way too much of our existence sedentary, sitting, driving, typing, talking etc..

Has anyone noticed that the commonality of back problems from doing nothing (a traumatic), joint replacements and other injuries of non-traumatic origins continue to escalate?. Did anyone ever put two and two together and realize that maybe the way we have and are exercising is precipitating the problem. My last article went into some specifics on the traumatic forces that the joints experience using common machines. Research continues to emerge validating that most machines place the body and joints in such horrible positions that injury is inevitable.

So what is a health conscious exerciser to do, well, life moves so we better learn to exercise that way. Try performing your current exercise routine standing. That's right, chest presses, shoulder presses, arm exercises, rows all performed standing. This will enable you to engage all of your 'core' muscles, work on balance and lower extremity joint stability.

When was the last time you performed a standing squat, on one leg, on a ball or foam disk? What if you tried training the whole workout using an adjustable cable machine, standing?. Wait, I said machine, yes some machines or good. There are a few pieces out there that I like. If it has an adjustable cable or articulating arms, that we like. Why, simple it forces you to stand and that engages almost all of the core muscles, and as I've stated if you are standing you are using many more muscles than if your were sitting down. Machines that do not force you to remain in a set joint position and allow you to move as biomechanics dictate will by default give you a better and safer workout.

Lunges are one of the best exercises to do, anyone can argue for or against this, but combined with proper hip and leg stability / flexibility they are among the best. Try combining with shoulder presses, abduction, scaptions. You can also combine with bicep curls, torso rotations, stabilization movements, as you can tell the combinations are almost endless.

Dumbbells, almost beyond the scope of this article the amount of exercises you can perform. A ball, BOSU tm, floor and an adjustable bench is all you need.

Bands, yes almost as good as cables, they travel better and the exercises are almost endless. One word on bands, they are easier in the beginning and harder at the end of the movement. This changes the firing of the muscle slightly but they are still an excellent adjunct for fitness, and yes they force you to stand while using them.

What about the floor, generally there is very little floor space in a gym, got to fill it with machines. For the last few years the popularity of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and other movement techniques have become popular. Thanks to the baby boomers looking for alternatives for fitness these regimens have become mainstream. They all require a balance of breathing, flexibility, strength, postural awareness and muscular endurance. The message with these techniques is performed by themselves they are good, add strength training and aerobic conditioning and the package is complete.

Does this mean never train on a machine, absolutely not, many still provide a good isolation workout and for some with medical conditions machines allow a degree of safety. My point is that so many of us have spent so much time training wrong and placing our bodies in bad positions that we need to spend much of our time correcting the imbalances and injury that are already there. I tell a lot of my clients that people do not feel there arteries clogging but they sure know when the crushing chest pain starts. We spend much of our lives denying that injuries, both musculoskeletal and internal, will never happen to us, yet we consistently do things to encourage that damage to occur. Let's change how we think and exercise or you may end up laying flat on you back.

Bryan Fass, BA, ATCL, CSCS, NREMT-P



          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.


          IoT forecasts come into focus   
For years now there has been forecast after forecast predicting the size of the IoT market by the end of the decade or ten years hence. There is always a big number of connected things and impressive valuation for the sum of the whole market, and with the large mobile operators such as AT&T and Verizon now including connected things in their quarterly reports there is hard data to back up the rosy forecasts. At an editorial briefing in San Jose last month, Qualcomm executives said it is now shipping one million wireless connections per day - this certainly gives a perspective on how fast IoT can grow. The company has hundreds of OEM design wins for its MDM9206 LTE modem for IoT.

As of June 15th, the GSMA Intelligence services says there are 8,132,111,132 mobile connections, including M2M. The GSMA's online tracker further reports 5,016,263,289 unique mobile subscribers, which are assumed to mean people with at least one mobile phone and SIM card. By subtraction, this means 3.1 billion M2M connections tracked by the GSMA via their mobile operator members.

This piece collects newly published data from several sources. First, IDC recently reported that worldwide spending on the IoT will reach nearly $1.4 trillion in 2021. Second, the Cisco Visual Network Index (VNI) found that M2M connections globally will grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth. Third, the newly published Ericsson Mobility Study finds that 70% of wide-areas IoT devices will use cellular technology in 2022. While studies from different authors will never precisely line up, this collection of data agrees that real and significant revenue from IoT for carriers has started to materialize and will grow quickly in the near term.

Highlights from IDC’s Worldwide Semi-annual IoT spending guide

The first big finding to notice in IDC's report is that worldwide spending on IoT will reach $800 billion this year, up 16.7% year over year, which means that the market this month must be worth tens of millions of dollars. These numbers are spread out amongst the hardware, software, services and connectivity that enable the IoT. This means splitting the pot between vendors such as Qualcomm, Sierra Wireless, Cisco Jasper, integration specialists, and of course carriers such as AT&T, Orange and Vodafone. There are many others that could be included on this list, especially when considering the global market.  In that sense, the $800 billion is just a starting point. IDC's forecast says that by 2021, global IoT spending will total nearly $1.4 trillion. In a press release announcing the study, IDC's Carrie MacGillivray, vice president, Internet of Things and Mobility, stated that the true value of IoT is realised when the software and services come together to enable the capture, interpretation, and action on data produced by IoT endpoints.

IDC breaks down 2017 investments in IoT as follows: manufacturing operations ($105 billion), freight monitoring ($50 billion), and production asset management ($45 billion), smart grid technologies for electricity, gas and water and smart building technologies ($56 billion and $40 billion, respectively). Looking to 2021, IDC expects these use cases will remain the largest areas of IoT spending. Smart home technologies are forecast to experience strong growth (19.8% CAGR) over the five-year forecast. The use cases that will see the fastest spending growth are airport facilities automation (33.4% CAGR), electric vehicle charging (21.1% CAGR), and in-store contextual marketing (20.2% CAGR).

IDC sees hardware as the largest IoT spending category to 2021, the last year of the forecast, when it is overtaken by the services category. This is to be expected as the various physical sensors and connectivity units must be deployed first before a service can be offered. IDC says hardware spending will be dominated by modules and sensors that connect end points to networks, while software spending will be similarly dominated by applications software. In addition, IDC says services spending will be about evenly split between ongoing and content services and IT and installation services. The fastest growing areas of technology spending are in the software category, where horizontal software and analytics software will have five-year CAGRs of 29.0% and 20.5%, respectively. Security hardware and software will also see increased investment, growing at 15.1% and 16.6% CAGRs, respectively.

Regional highlights:

•   Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, APeJ) will be the IoT investment leader throughout the forecast with spending expected to reach $455 billion in 2021.

•   The U.S. will be the second largest region with IoT spending reaching $421 billion in 2021.

•   Western Europe will reach $274 billion in 2021.

The IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide is quite comprehensive, covering IoT spending for 12 technologies and 54 use cases across 20 vertical industries in eight regions and 52 countries (for more details see here: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS42799917).

Cisco looks wide with its VNI forecast

Generally speaking, Cisco's forecasts have tended to be the most optimistic. This year’s Cisco VNI indicates that its IoT coverage includes both M2M and emerging category of wearable IoT devices. M2M connections, which Cisco defines as home and office security and automation, smart metering and utilities, maintenance, building automation, automotive, healthcare and consumer electronics, are predicted to grow from 780 million in 2016 to 3.3 billion by 2021, a 34% CAGR or fourfold growth.

Wearable devices, which Cisco notes could connect and communicate to the network either directly through embedded cellular connectivity or through another device (primarily a smartphone) using WiFi, Bluetooth, or another technology, include such things as smart watches, smart glasses, heads-up displays (HUDs), health and fitness trackers, health monitors, wearable scanners and navigation devices and smart clothing. The Cisco VNI predicts that by 2021 there will be 929 million wearable devices globally, growing nearly threefold from 325 million in 2016 at a CAGR of 23%. By 2021, Cisco expects that 7% will have embedded cellular connectivity, up from 3% in 2016. As AR/VR headsets enter the market, they could start to have a tangible impact on mobile traffic.

Ericsson looks to short-range and wide-range IoT connectivity

The newly published Ericsson Mobility Report finds that at the end of 2016 there were around 0.4 billion IoT devices with cellular connections. Ericsson's study divides IoT into short-range and wide-area segments, and it provides some guidance as to how IoT is impacting the network. For instance, the report says use cases with VoLTE calls for IoT (Cat-M1) are starting to emerge. This could extend mobile voice service to IoT devices, an interesting possibility.

By 2021, Ericsson expects there will be 2.1 billion devices connected via LTE-M and NB-IoT networks, roughly a 30% CAGR from today. This trend has already started. This year, several prominent mobile operators have rolled out commercial LTE-M networks. For instance, in March, Verizon announced the commercial launch of its nationwide 4G LTE Category M1 (or Cat M1) network. The coverage spans 2.4 million square miles. Verizon will introduce low rate, multi-year plans to match the longer useful life of Cat M1 devices, including data plans that start at $2 per month per device, with customised options available for bulk activations and volume purchases. In May, AT&T followed suit by announcing the deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network ahead of schedule.


          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.


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          Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018   

Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2014 -- TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Generic Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 11.02 percent over the period 2013-2018. The patent expiry of top-selling drugs is one of the major drivers contributing to the growth of this market. The market is also witnessing an increase in mergers and acquistions. However, intense competition among vendors could squeeze profit margins, increase pricing pressure, and pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

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TechNavio's report, the Global Generic Drugs Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market in the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Generic Drugs market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
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Other vendors mentioned in the report are 3SBio Inc., Amgen Inc., Apotex Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Baxter International Inc., Berlin-Chemie AG, Biocon Ltd., Biogen Idec Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Celltrion Inc., Cipla Ltd., Coherus Biosciences Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Gedeon Richter plc, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Hospira Inc., Impax Laboratories Inc., Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Merck & Co. Inc., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp., Par Pharmaceutical Inc., Pfizer Inc., Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., Roche Holding AG, Sanofi S.A., Wockhardt Ltd., and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

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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

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          TS277: Rainbow Bar, “Together Alone”, Rural Hospitals   
This week Bryan discusses a horrid date he once had with a plastic surgeon, while Erin shares a dramatic reading of Karen Pence's twitter account. Also, a recent article in the Huffington post called “Together Alone” discusses gay culture but at the same time makes mass generalizations, and rural area hospitals are not following the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act and are turning away women in labor. Only 2 more episodes of Throwing Shade on TV Land! Watch Tuesdays at 10:30 PM.
          REGISTERED NURSE, EMERGENCY/ICU (RELIEF FULL TIME) - Northern Health - Dawson Creek, BC   
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          Indian-Americans and Spelling Bees: Adding some nuance   
It's that time of the year again. The only night of the year when desi people dominate ESPN primetime in the United States. The Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yet again, the winner...or rather co-winners..came from the families of Indian immigrants.

This has been happening for over a decade now, and every year, the aftermath of the Bee in Indian media and Indian and Indian-origin social media follows a similar pattern. There are a few think pieces about why Indian-Americans are so good at spelling bees. Some folks go all uber-patriotic extolling the superior virtues of our intellectual tradition and what not (cue...Bhaaaaarrrraat maaata kiiii.......). And some folks sneer, indulging in a mild form of communal self-loathing. I don't have kids but my close Indian-American friends who do are very emphatic about how they will not make...or even let their kids participate in something as nerdy and inherently uncool as a spelling bee.

Through Twitter I came across this post that quotes Varun Grover's interview in the excellent excellent documentary I Am Offended (do watch if you haven't) which references spelling bees. That blog, and Varun in that documentary, are making a larger point about how the Indian education system is centered around rote learning, stifling creativity and basically preparing "middle managers". And that the success in spelling bees is a symptom of that.

While I agree with Varun and Auctorly on the larger problem, I don't think it is correct to link spelling bees to that problem. I see where they are coming from, and the reason for that is a couple of myths about spelling bees in general which merit some attention.

Myth #1 Spelling Bees are all about memorizing thousands and thousands and thousands of words, and regurgitating them on stage.

I used to think the same way, but it's not really that way. A few years ago, I had a long chat with a student of mine (I am a college professor) who in her school days had participated in the spelling bee. She didn't win, but talked to me about how much fun it was, and ended up giving me a different perspective on this activity that I too once sneered at. Then I read some more about it, watched the documentary Spellbound, talked to some more students over the years, and I think it is necessary to add some nuance to how we view the "sport".

Spelling bee as a contest is more about pattern recognition than just rote memorization. Don't get me wrong. Of course it is important to know and remember many many words to participate in a spelling bee. But the same is true of scrabble. Or crosswords. Or trivia quizzing. Heck, memorization is key even in chess. A serious chess player will have thousands of moves and games memorized.

Just like all those activities/sports, spelling bee is about, yes, having a memory bank of relevant information, but at the top level, it is often about recognizing patterns, working out clues, and then formulating an answer by accessing the relevant information from your brain.

You know how the kids ask for meaning, language of origin, use it in a sentence etc etc? It is not for theater. It has important information, and many times, can even help you make an educated guess at the spelling of a word you've never heard of by using what is basically pattern recognition.

Let me give you an example about how I, without memorizing any words, was able to correctly guess one of the words in the final this year. The word was chremslach. When it was first uttered, I thought it would start with "Kr" and maybe end with "che" or "kh". Then I heard that the word was Yiddish. And the meaning was a kind of passover pastry. Instantly I thought of a pastry that a Jewish deli near my house excels at - rugelach. The end sounded the same. So it had to end in -lach. And the different pronunciations of the starting syllable suggested chr not Kr. The repeated usage by the moderator further confirmed what I had in my mind. A pattern emerged and voila. There the spelling was.

I felt thrilled at having worked it out before the contestant answered. It was a thrill similar to the one I get as a trivia quizzer when I crack a cleverly framed Final Jeopardy style "workout-able" question. Or the thrill I get when I crack a particularly cryptic clue in crosswords.

The aforementioned student kept stressing about how much fun the whole thing was for her. She said it was a form of solving puzzles. And I saw what she meant. I asked her, isn't it boring to memorize thousands and thousands of words. She said no, she LOVES words (sidenote - she always wrote the most well-crafted and thoughtful term papers in my class). And again, I see her point.

When you enjoy any activity built on pattern recognition so much that you want to seriously compete in it, you don't think of the underlying memorization as a drab chore. I like to play scrabble semi-competitively, and it is fun for me to have those cruel 2 letter words memorized so I can gain advantage on the board despite not having great tiles. And I'm sure poker players don't think of probability calculations as mundane.

Myth #2 These desi spelling be winners will most likely end up as middle managers, code coolies, cogs in the corporate machine....just total drones.

Although it seems like Indian-Americans have been winning the bee for ages, in reality, it's been less than two decades that it has been happening consistently. So the sample of winners is not statistically significant, but from whatever I read in "where are they now" type stories, I saw very few, if any, ending up in those drone type jobs.

A lot of them were in some form of research, which to me, as an academic researcher, makes sense. Research is like the rigorous grown-up impactful form of pattern recognition that is built upon a deep memory bank of knowledge about a subject. A bunch of them were doctors and lawyers. One was a professional poker player (again, pattern recognition and memory). And so on. I even googled a few names of winners and always found that the person was doing something really cool.

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

Myth #3 We Indians are just awesome at English and we are such brainiacs and we have the bestest education-centric culture so we are awesome at Spelling Bees

While the first two myths were in the self-loathing category, this one is in the uber-patriotic category. I have no problem with Indians or Indian-origin feeling proud or elated or whatever at this dominance, although I am personally from the Bill Hicks school of thought when it comes to patriotism.

But let us dispel with this notion that there is something really inherently culturally genetically special about Indians that our kids just go to America, show up at spelling bees, and start winning them left and right. There is actually a pretty strong and well-organized training infrastructure that is making all this possible. Remember that these contestants train with the rigor and discipline of athletes. It is not done in isolation, but requires broader support like with any sport or activity.

What you see on ESPN is the culmination of a year of smaller contests, local spelling bees, practice bees, and other such events on the local circuits. And there's a kind of feedback loop that forms. Successive generations build on the success of previous generations. Legacies and even "dynasties" are created and inspire some to adhere to it. I could keep going, but I came across this article that explains the quasi-institutional reasons behind the dominance in more detail.

If some other community starts taking such a deep interest in the sport and organizes in such a serious grassroots way, other communities could start dominating too.

One thing to note is that the winners have all been kids of Indians who migrated to the United States. Recent Indian immigrants, much like recent immigrants of other communities, tend to socialize more with their compatriots and do so in a very community-based way, with associations and groups and mandals and so on. But second generation Indian-Americans are more assimilated in the American mainstream. So when they grow up and have kids of their own, they are not as plugged into the Indian-American groups and associations as their parents were.

So you don't see many (or even any?) third generation Indian-American children winning the spelling bee or even making it to the national finals, because they don't have automatic access to that community-based infrastructure.

The best way to end this post is to quote a now-grown-up Nupur Lala, the star of the Oscar winning documentary who arguably started this Indian-American phenomenon.

“Having watched Spellbound, I realized that several of my competitors weren’t any worse than me ability-wise, but they didn’t have the same advantages—economic privilege, educational background, family dynamics,” she says. “I know that played a big, big role in my success. As a 14-year-old, I really thought I was one of the best spellers out there. In hindsight, I think, yeah, I was a very good speller, but I also had some of the best preparation and resources out there. I had a mom who had a graduate degree in linguistics. Parents who have literally hundreds of books in the house, and who were very motivated to help me succeed.”


          Conflicted   
Something happened today that has left me conflicted. If you read this post months or years later, remember that "today" is three days after the Boston Marathon bombings.

I got on the 33rd Street PATH train at Hoboken (the starting point of the train) to head home to the city, and found the compartment mostly empty as usual. There was an old white man at one end and a young black woman at another. I sat down on a seat in the middle of the compartment, opened a magazine, and started reading.

A minute later, some more people walked in. An East Asian woman, two young white women, and a desi (South Asian) looking guy. The desi guy sat across from me about 10 feet away, slipped his backpack off, and pushed it under the seat. He then took a pair of earphones out of his pocket, put them in his ears and sat there listening to music.

I stole a few more glances at him and the backpack. It is not common, at least in my experience, for someone in the NYC area to push their belongings under the seat. On the seat next to them when the train is as empty as this one was, sure. On the floor between their legs, often. That's where my own backpack was. But under the seat, very rare. At least that's what I told myself was the reason for looking at him more than usual.

Soon the train got going. I tried to read the magazine, an article about HBO's new show Vice, but found myself glancing at him and the backpack every so often. The thought "what if the backpack has...." kept looping through my mind without completing itself.

Eight minutes later, the train reached Manhattan and stopped at Christopher Street. I looked at the guy. He was still listening to his music. There was one more stop to go before I got off at 14th Street. I found myself thinking, "I hope he gets off after me". For two completely opposite reasons, which are obvious.

A couple of minutes later, the train stopped at 9th Street. He got up. I dropped any pretense of stealing glances and stared at him. He didn't seem to have noticed. He took a couple of steps towards the door. My throat went dry as I saw that his backpack was still under the seat!

Shrill alarm bells rang in my head and I was about to spring up from my seat. I was just trying to decide if I should scream and tackle him or go press the Emergency Speakerphone button that every train compartment has.

Before I could make up my mind, he stopped mid-stride. He mouthed what seemed like "Oh shit!", quickly retracted his steps, and picked up his backpack from under the seat. He then turned around and sprinted out before the doors closed. The train started moving again.

I sat there, feeling conflicted. And have been conflicted ever since. Was I paranoid or just vigilant? "If you see something, say something!". Was I bigoted against brown people.....which as a brown person myself would make me self-loathing I guess. After all, I didn't look twice at any of the other people in the compartment. Or was I just being rationally cautious? Was it because I once possibly escaped a commuter train bombing because I was feeling lazy and cancelled dinner plans? Or do I harbor the same prejudices based on skin color and race that I usually abhor in others?

I am not sure. Conflicted.

          TS163:Miami,Anne Geddes,UPS vs. Moms, Rev. Steven Anderson w/ Guest John August   
Erin and Bryan came back from a trip to Miami, and it really changed Erin for the worse. Plus, the Supreme Court discusses rights for pregnant workers and a preached named Steven Anderson called for the execution of gays. Also, is "dim sum" a euphemism for "penis"? And we talk about the movie "Threesome" with screenwriter and fellow podcaster, John August.  Pre-Order Writer Emergency Pack here  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Consejos de Cruz Roja para evitar accidentes en playas y piscinas   
Cruz Roja recomienda extremar la precaución para evitar accidentes en playas y piscinas Los ahogamientos, los ?cortes de digestión? y los accidentes con elementos acuáticos pueden evitarse siguiendo unas mínimas normas de seguridad. ? Cruz Roja está presente en unas 300 playas del litoral español y anualmente lleva a cabo más de 100.000 atenciones (sanitarias, rescate de personas, localización de menores extraviados, baño adaptado para personas con discapacidad, etc). ? Los accidentes en el agua pueden tener repercusiones muy graves, incluso con riesgo para la propia vida. Los ahogamientos, los ?cortes de digestión? y otros accidentes similares pueden evitarse siguiendo unas mínimas normas de seguridad. En Castellón Cruz Roja cuenta con 60 personas especilizadas para la vigilancia de 9 playas en los municipios de Alcalà-Alcocebre, Cabanes y Nules. Con servicio de sillas adaptadas para el baño de personas con capacaidades diferentes en las tres poblaciones. ? Desde Cruz Roja se solicita máxima prudencia; respetar las banderas y las indicaciones de los socorristas. Adentrarse en el mar, con bandera amarilla o roja, es poner en riesgo la propia vida y también exponer la del socorrista. Ayer en Nules los socorristas efectuaron un rescate, que afortunadamente resultó positivo, y las dos personas salieron ilesas. ? ? ? Para evitar accidenrtes, hay que tener en cuenta: ? ? Báñate, preferentemente, en zonas habilitadas para ello y que cuenten con un servicio de vigilancia y salvamento. ? Evita entrar bruscamente en el agua, sobre todo después de haber tomado el sol o haber comido de manera copiosa. ? Evita bañarte mientras estés ?haciendo la digestión?. Es recomendable esperar un tiempo aproximado de entorno a dos horas. ? Sal de inmediato del agua si adviertes algún síntoma extraño (escalofríos, tiritona persistente, fatiga, dolor de cabeza o en la zona de la nuca, picores, mareos, vértigos o calambres?). ? No te tires de cabeza en lugares de fondo desconocido. Las zambullidas en el agua son la causa del 6% de las lesiones medulares en España, especialmente entre los varones jóvenes. ? Vigila en todo momento a los niños que estén cerca del agua, especialmente a los más pequeños, aunque sepan nadar. ? Presta atención también a las personas mayores?!! ? Respeta las banderas de señalización en las playas, así como las indicaciones de los socorristas. ? No intentes nadar en contra de la corriente. En caso de ser arrastrado, nada paralelamente a la playa y, una vez que salgas de la corriente, nada hacia la orilla. En caso de apuro, pide ayuda?!! ? Evita bañarte en zonas de riesgo como en ríos de gran caudal, en pozas naturales o bajo cascadas de agua. ? El aprendizaje de la natación, la educación sobre los riesgos que rodean al medio acuático y el uso de chalecos salvavidas homologados son altamente recomendables desde la edades más tempranas?!! ? Si te gustan los deportes acuáticos, practícalos en las zonas habilitadas específicamente para ello. ? ? ? ¿Qué hacer en caso de accidente en piscinas y playas? ? Los minutos que siguen al accidente pueden ser vitales para la víctima. Por ello tenemos que actuar con orden y serenidad para que la atención al accidentado sea lo más correcta posible. Cruz Roja cuenta para ello con un esquema de actuación, la conducta P.A.S. (Proteger, Avisar y Socorrer): ? ? Proteger el lugar del accidente. ? Haz seguro el lugar con el fin de evitar que se produzca un nuevo accidente. Según la situación será necesario, por ejemplo, avisar a los bañistas del peligro existente (corrientes, medusas, etc,), balizar la zona para informar de la existencia de cristales en la arena, o piedras a poca profundidad, etc. ? Avisar a los servicios de emergencia. ? Si existe servicio de vigilancia y salvamento en la zona pide ayuda al puesto de socorro más próximo. ? Si no existe servicio de vigilancia y salvamento y, según la gravedad de la situación, llama al teléfono de emergencias 112. Si la situación no reviste gravedad, acude al Centro de Salud más próximo. ? ? ? Socorrer a los heridos. ? ? Si una persona se encuentra ?en apuros? en el agua, intenta acercarle un objeto al que pueda agarrarse para mantenerse a flote, hasta la llegada de los especialistas. Nunca te tires al agua para socorrer a alguien en peligro si no has recibido formación específica para ello?!! ? Controla las funciones vitales de la víctima. Lo primero es valorar los ?signos vitales? para saber cómo están funcionando el cerebro (consciencia), los pulmones (respiración) y el corazón. ? Evita movimientos bruscos al accidentado, ante el riesgo de que se haya producido una lesión en la columna vertebral. ? Asegúrate de que está consciente. Si el herido no reacciona al hablarle, tocarle o estimularle suavemente, con un pellizco por ejemplo, probablemente está inconsciente. ? Comprueba que respira ?con normalidad?. Para saber si una persona respira espontáneamente, debes ?ver, oír y sentir? su respiración. Si no respira con normalidad, adminístrale 5 insuflaciones ó respìraciones de rescate, e inicia las compresiones torácicas externas, (alternando 30 compresiones y 2 ventilaciones), a un ritmo de 100-120 compresiones por minuto, hasta que llegue el equipo de emergencias. ?
          Plane crash lands in flames on California freeway and clips pickup truck, 2 hurt   
A small twin-engine plane dropped out of the sky and exploded in flames on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport on Friday morning, injuring the two people aboard but clipping only one passing vehicle, a fire official said.

The Cessna 310 aircraft crashed on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa around 9.30am, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot declared an emergency shortly after taking off from the airport and was trying to return when the crash occurred, Gregor said.

The two people who were aboard the plane, a man and a woman in their 50s and 60, were alive when they were pulled from the fiery wreckage and were taken to a hospital with traumatic injuries, Orange County Fire Captain Larry Kurtz said.
          Recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash   
WEST GOSHEN, Pa. (AP) -- A man driving down a Pennsylvania highway shot a recent high school graduate in the head, killing her during a road rage incident that authorities described as a high speed "cat-and-mouse game" as the two tried to merge into a single lane....
          Move to block Nicole’s candidacy   

Legal moves have been initiated against the Congress of the People (COP) giving the party until today to halt the candidacy of Nicole Dyer-Griffith in the party’s July 9 leadership election.

If not, court proceedings will commence to secure this, according to a pre-action protocol letter from attorney Alvin Ramroop to COP↔Leader Dr Anirudh Mahabir and COP↔general secretary Clyde Weatherhead. It was sent on Tuesday. Responses were sought from them by yesterday but a requested extension shifted that deadline to today.

Griffith -Dyer is contesting the poll along with Carolyn Seepersad- Bachan and Sharon Gopaul- McNichol.

However, attorney Ramroop, representing COP member Kirt Francis , a former executive officer, wrote the party regarding alleged unlawful ratification of new members and ineligibility of new members to vote at/ to contest leadership election.

The letter claimed COP’s ratification of Dyer-Griffith’s membership in COP↔was null and void since it didn’t meet party constitutional rules. It called for the party to bar Dyer- Griffith from contesting or voting in the election and to have systems in place for a national executive to be elected.

Mahabir said, “I’m not commenting on any letter or whether we received it..... we have no reason to postpone the election at this time,”

McNichol, who said she’d heard of the legal moves , but was not part of it , said she resigned as COP deputy leader and from the COP’s interim “lead team” on February 13 following concerns on “many matters including unorthodox” procedures.

However ,support for Dyer-Griffith has come from Opposition↔Senator Rodger Samuel who said, Her candidacy brings freshness to the party’s helm and she has the propensity to draw youths.,”

COP’s founder, Winston Dookeran, said Dyer- Griffith contacted him on Tuesday asking to speak with her and he confirmed he would be speaking with her .

On Monday, Carolyn Seepersad- Bachan indicated she had support from Dookeran. He’d endorsed her in the 2014 leadership poll.

Dookeran,who’s working overseas, told the T&T Guardian on Wednesday, “Carolyn did speak to me about her candidacy and I told her that I was happy there is a contest and that she has offered herself to stay in the politics. “

“Yesterday (Tuesday), Nicole e-mailed me a request to talk, and I will be more than pleased to do so. Other than that, I have been very much out of T&T, and do hope that the COP may again initiate a healthy, not fake, political narrative that touches the young persons of our country. Although, I am now far off, my hope is that a ‘team effort’ will emerge in our politics.”

Former leader Prakash Ramadhar said he didn’t think former leaders “should get involved in elections save in extreme circumstances , so if I have personal views, I’m not sharing them. But I won’t allow the party to fall,”

“Many clamoured for leadership for years, but weren’t willing to do the work and criticised without assisting. I saw it fit for those clamouring to take leadership to see what improvements they may or can bring until the next election.”

“ I learned we must always bring together all who are interested in improving citizens’ lives. That includes people you may not wish to befriend, but if we have a common goal, I’m willing to work with anyone on ideals COP espouses. In politics, you have the good, the bad and the ugly and you have to be able to work with as many to achieve power to make the necessary changes.”


          SignatureCare Emergency Center – WestChase - Coming Soon   

SignatureCare Emergency Center is open a brand new location in Westchase. The New ER will be located at 11103 Westheimer Rd, Houston 770442.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/er/westchase/prweb14232804.htm


          Operadores Call Center Emergencia. Viña del Mar   
Empresa de Viña del Mar líder en servicios de Tecnologías de Seguridad cuya orientación es asesorar y provee equipos tecnológicos a clientes para la protección y seguridad de residencias, empresas e instituciones, requiere integrar a su equipo de trabajo ......
          'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat in the UK and Western Europe   
Matt McGrath BBC News 30 Jun 17; The June heat waves that impacted much of the UK and Western Europe were made more intense because of climate change say scientists. Forest fires in Portugal claimed scores of lives while emergency heat plans were triggered in France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Britain experienced its warmest June day since the famous heat wave of 1976. Human-related warming made record heat 10 times more likely in parts of Europe the researchers say. During June, mean monthly temperatures about 3C above normal were recorded across western parts of the continent....

this is a summary, for the full version visit the wild news blog
          A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin   
Post by GaryGaulin
I just went over the article, and can add:

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Relatedly, Penfield observed that spontaneous electrical discharges in the brain cause involuntary sensations and movements and even emotions, but never abstract reasoning or calculation. There are no “calculus” seizures or “moral” seizures, in which patients involuntarily take second derivatives or ponder mercy.


The above is expected, from a vector mapped movement based system.

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Similar observations emerge from Roger Sperry’s famous studies of patients who had undergone surgery to disconnect the hemispheres of the brain. This was done to prevent seizures. The post-operative patients experienced peculiar perceptual and behavioral changes, but they retained unity of personal identity—a unified intellect and will. The changes Sperry discovered in his research (for which he won a Nobel Prize) were so subtle as to pass unnoticed in everyday life.


It is not normal for one hand to keep trying to light a cigarette while the other hand keeps throwing it away. That and other examples of the known side effects of corpus callosotomy surgery indicates that the patients did not fully retain their "unity".

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In the past decade, British researcher Adrian Owen has found using fMRI imaging that some patients with such severe brain damage that they are considered to be in a persistent vegetative state are actually capable of sophisticated thought. The “comatose” patients’ brain scans show that, in reply to questions by an examiner, the patients are in fact thinking and imagining.


The above is also expected, from what at least I have for a model. The important part needed for imagination is at the end of the brain stem, not all the optional add-ons that surround it.
          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: AGGRAVATED ROBBERY   
A man toting a sawn-off shotgun has had his robbery of an Auckland bank foiled. Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin said the man pointed the weapon at staff in the ASB Bank on Blockhouse Bay Rd, who in response activated an emergency security...
          Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care   
(Photo: Shutterstock)

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.” 


          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: Full emergency exercise for Whenuapai air base   

It was all hands on for an air base carrying out essential emergency training. About 200 people at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland in Whenuapai recently took part in a fullscale base wide response to a simulated emergency situation. The...
          PWC: M&A Consulting - Manager   
Competitive: PWC: About the teamOur Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team, within Consulting, assists both Corporate and Private Equity (PE) clients in a wide range of business critical operational and transformational challenges around Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity. We London (Central)
          Wimbledon 2017 Draw: Bracket, Schedule and Preview of Men and Women's Event   

World No. 1 Andy Murray could face Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships after being drawn in the upper end of the men's singles bracket on Friday.

Murray will face either a qualifier or a lucky loser in the first match of his Wimbledon title defence, and the competition's official Twitter account teased some of the prospective fixtures in the final eight:

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic will be looking to put some of this year's disappointments behind him as he prepares to open his campaign against Martin Klizan.

In the women's singles, top seed Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova were drawn in the top half of the bracket, while Simona Halep and Elena Svitolina took their spots in the bottom half.

Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times provided a look at the men's draw in full:

Read on for a more detailed breakdown and preview of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships' first round following Friday's draw announcement.

Visit the official Wimbledon website for a look at the tournament schedule and the order of play in full.

        

Preview

Murray may be ranked as top seed in the men's singles entering his Wimbledon title defence, but spirits are hardly at their strongest after he exited this month's AEGON Championships in the opening round.

The Scot has appeared in two ATP finals this year, and although he's yet to add any silverware to his collection in 2017, coach Ivan Lendl is confident regarding his charge's chances, per BBC Sport's David Ornstein:

Djokovic will be another high-profile star seeking at least some redemption at SW19, although world No. 44 Klizan is among the more difficult fixtures he could have been handed outside the seeded ranks.

The Serb's run through England's capital won't be an easy one, either, as Reem Abulleil of Sport 360 illustrated he won't have to wait long before the competition really begins to heat up:

Seven-time champion Roger Federer will begin his search for an all-time record eighth Wimbledon crown against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, with hopes high after enjoying something of a resurgence in 2017 so far.

Nadal has exhibited a rejuvenation of monstrous proportions in recent months and tightened his grip as the French Open's all-time most successful star after adding an unprecedented 10th Roland Garros title to his trophy cabinet.

But the clay season has made way for grass, meaning the Spaniard may no longer be the frontrunner to run riot as he has done at recent competitions.

The women's bracket also features a selection of tantalising potential fixtures as early as the round of 16, as Jose Morgado of Portuguese daily Record posted the women's singles bracket in full:

Serena Williams' pregnancy means the reigning champion will not return to defend her Wimbledon crown, but as was shown by Jelena Ostapenko's shock victory at the French Open, women's titles seem there for the taking.

An open field has emerged in Williams' absence, and Johanna Konta worsened world No. 1 Kerber's 2017 woes with a win at the AEGON International on Thursday, per WTA Insider:

Konta beat Kerber and French Open-winner Ostapenko in the same day to prove her Wimbledon credentials just days prior to the tournament getting underway in earnest, and she'll face Su-Wei Hsieh in the first round.

However, that's provided she's fit to feature in the competition. BBC Sport reported on Friday that Konta was forced to withdraw from the semi-finals in Eastbourne due to a back injury she suffered from a fall during her clash with Kerber.

It's also been reported fourth seed Svitolina is an injury doubt heading to London after she picked up a foot concern at the AEGON Classic, per the official WTA website. She's due to take on Australian Ashleigh Barty in the first round.

At least one American will drop at the first hurdle after Shelby Rogers was drawn against compatriot Julia Boserup.  

Read more Tennis news on BleacherReport.com


          Power outages planned for Church Road, Southampton on Saturday   
IF you live on Church Road in Southampton, expect your electricity supply to be temporarily unavailable Saturday. The Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) is calling the disruption an emergency and says it chose Saturday to minimize school disruption during the week. Power in the area will be disconnected starting October 9, at 9 a.m. and [...]
          New merged Jefferson U. will field sports teams   
The combined Thomas Jefferson University, with main campuses in Center City and East Falls, will field teams called the Rams.
          M25 J9 clockwise access | Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J9 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 July 2017 to 05:00 on 4 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
          M25 J14 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-Clockwise | Road Works   
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          M25 J9 clockwise exit | Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 July 2017 to 05:00 on 4 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
          M25 anti-clockwise between J15 and J14 | Anti-Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 anticlockwise between junctions J15 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 2 July 2017 to 05:00 on 3 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of six lanes closed.
          Re: Did RootsMagic beat MacKiev to the finishing post?   
Although it does not support synchronisation nor search and merge, it does allow users to download their trees, including media, from Ancestry, It does check for changes to their online tree as well.

And the free version does this as well....

          link road from M11 J6 southbound to M25 J27 clockwise | Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J27 From M11 South. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 July 2017 to 05:00 on 6 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
          M25 clockwise between J11 and J12 | Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 6 July 2017 to 05:00 on 7 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
          M25 clockwise between J27 and J28 | Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
          The Clash - London Calling   
Ci sono dischi che funzionano da spartiacque, e London Calling è un’imponente boa messa a galleggiare nella tempesta del tempo. In un certo senso non si può dire di conoscere la musica inglese se non si ascolta questo disco. Non è possibile capire cosa sia accaduto al rock nel passaggio tra gli anni Settanta e Ottanta se non ci si immerge completamente nel caleidoscopio di suoni di questo album. Non è possibile amare il rock se non si ama London Calling dei The Clash, l’album che Gino Castaldo e Ernesto Assante presentano, per Lezioni di Rock, alle ore 11 al Teatro Studio
          The 10 best TV shows so far this year have a common theme: Women rule   

Just over halfway through 2017, one powerful TV theme has already emerged: Women rule.

It is not just that the best series of the year feature women in rich and empowering roles. Many of the performances and some of the series themselves are questioning and challenging the core assumptions of male...


          M25 clockwise between J26 and J27 | Clockwise | Road Works   
Location : The M25 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 July 2017 to 05:00 on 4 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
          Re: Sources have been unlinked and replaced   
I'm a neatness freak and dislike the names automatically assigned to the images when I download them. In FTM, at the end of the records compare wizard and before clicking the final merge button, there's a link on the image name where you can change the name of the file to something more to your liking. If you later decide you want to change the media file's name, you can do that within FTM as well by right-clicking the media file in the right pane and selecting "Rename Media File."

You can also can give the media file a name of your own when downloading them via the Ancestry.com tree in your web browser.
          Administrative Assistant - Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Division of - Albany, NY   
Administer communication by preparing and keeping track of correspondence and answering questions from staff, the public, elected and appointed officials.... $55,082 - $68,351 a year
From StateJobsNY - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:40:18 GMT - View all Albany, NY jobs
          Fed’s Bullard says US rate hikes ‘too aggressive’ for data   
The U.S. Federal Reserve should defer on its rate hike agenda until concrete reforms emerge from Washington, according to one of its key policy makers.
          999 calls which weren’t so much of an emergency   
As 999 celebrates 80 years as the world’s oldest emergency service we look back at some of the stranger calls received by operators.
          More employers promoting financial wellness among employees   

Surveys show employees' money angst hurts productivity

By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs
June 29, 2017

PhotoAfter several high-profile and well-paid professional athletes retired from their sport in near-bankruptcy, leagues began providing rookies with some financial coaching in addition to athletic coaching.

It's made a difference, as more players now have diversified portfolios to fall back on when their playing days are over.

When you boil it down, it's an example of a financial wellness program -- learning good habits to build wealth and avoiding financial mistakes. These days, businesses are adopting a similar approach, with financial wellness programs becoming a popular employee benefit.

SunTrust has just rolled out a financial wellness program and reports Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Equifax, McKee Foods, Waffle House, Haverty's, and 1-800 Contacts are among the early adopters.

Financial fitness programs

"More than 40% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and 75% report experiencing financial stress," said Bill Rogers, CEO of SunTrust. "Progressive companies can improve overall wellness in America by offering a financial fitness program for their employees."

Participating employees take part in workshops and online sessions to learn how to establish financial goals. The program stresses the importance of having an emergency savings fund and managing spending habits.

SunTrust says a follow-up survey found employees who had a household budget rose from 43% before the start of the program to 87% when it was completed. By the time the program ended, nearly all participants had set up an emergency funds and increased their contributions to retirement savings accounts by 35 percent.

No sales pitches

SunTrust stresses that its program is non-profit and there are no advertisements or sales pitches for financial products anywhere in the curriculum.

"We've had terrific feedback from our associates about this program," said Scott Smith, vice president of Human Resources at Home Depot. "It's a great way for us to put more power behind the great financial benefits we already offer."

You're likely to hear more about these programs in the months ahead, and maybe even have access to one at your place of employment.

PWC's 2017 Employee Financial Wellness Survey found that employees' financial stress takes a toll on company productivity. Nearly a third of employees said they are distracted by personal financial issues while at work. Nearly half admit to spending three hours or more each week dealing with personal finances at work.

What's behind this growing financial stress? Not surprisingly, for many it is student loan debt.

Forty percent of Millennials and 31% of Gen X employees with student loans reported these debts are having a significant impact on their ability to set and meet other financial goals.

Companies interested in adding a financial wellness program can learn more by reading this report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


          walgreens / rite aid merger terminated!   


Walgreens is scrapping its deal to buy all of Rite Aid Corp. and instead will buy a smaller piece of the drugstore chain, after the original takeover effort seemed doomed by antitrust regulators.

Instead, Walgreens will buy about half of the over 4,500 Rite Aid stores, making Walgreens the largest pharmacy chain in the country but leaving Rite Aid as a regional chain. The 2,186 stores Walgreens agreed to buy are mainly in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Rite Aid said.

Walgreens had been waiting for months to see whether the FTC would try to block the planned acquisition of Rite Aid. The original agreement would have been for about 3,336 stores "making this agreement about one-third smaller and more likely to pass regulatory scrutiny in our view," Leerink analyst David Larsen said in a note to clients.

Walgreens said in a statement that it will begin acquiring the Rite Aid stores and related assets over a period of approximately six months, and intends to convert the stores to the Walgreens brand over time.

The FTC will end its review of the previous merger agreement and start an investigation of the new deal for stores and and assets to determine whether competition is harmed.

sources:
bloomberg.com | chicagobusiness.com | risnews.com

          Recent high school graduate fatally shot in road rage crash   
WEST GOSHEN, Pa. (AP) -- A man driving down a Pennsylvania highway shot a recent high school graduate in the head, killing her during a road rage incident that authorities described as a high speed "cat-and-mouse game" as the two tried to merge into a single lane....
          Pension insurance companies Ilmarinen, Etera Mutual to merge   
Finnish pension insurance firms Ilmarinen and Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Co. are set to merge, creating a €44 billion company.
          Sweden Wind Power Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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- Renewable power sources include wind (both onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), small hydropower (SHP), biomass, biogas and geothermal.
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- 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).
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1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 7
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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
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          Sweden Hydropower Capacity, Generation, Regulations - Industry Analysis, Trends, and Forecast Report 2030   
 

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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.
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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 hydropower market.
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data for hydropower market.
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- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events.
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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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          Culture - Two Sevens Clash (40th Anniversary Edition) (2017)   

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Artist: Culture
Title: Two Sevens Clash (40th Anniversary Edition)
Year Of Release: 1977/2017
Label: VP Music Group, Inc
Genre: Reggae, Roots/Lovers Rock
Quality: MP3 CBR, 320 kbps
Total Time: 1:25:52
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One of the masterpieces of the roots era, no album better defines its time and place than Two Sevens Clash, which encompasses both the religious fervor of its day and the rich sounds of contemporary Jamaica. Avowed Rastafarians, Culture had formed in 1976, and cut two singles before beginning work on their debut album with producers the Mighty Two (aka Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson). Their second single, "Two Sevens Clash," would title the album and provide its focal point. The song swept across the island like a wildfire, its power fed by the apocalyptic fever that held the island in its clutches throughout late 1976 and into 1977. (Rastafarians believed the apocalypse would begin when the two sevens clashed, with July 7, 1977, when the four sevens clashed, the most fearsome date of concern.) However, the song itself was fearless, celebrating the impending apocalypse, while simultaneously reminding listeners of a series of prophesies by Marcus Garvey and twinning them to the island's current state. For those of true faith, the end of the world did not spell doom, but release from the misery of life into the eternal and heavenly arms of Jah. Thus, Clash is filled with a sense of joy mixed with deep spirituality, and a belief that historical injustice was soon to be righted. The music, provided by the Revolutionaries, perfectly complements the lyrics' ultimate optimism, and is quite distinct from most dread albums of the period.
Although definitely rootsy, Culture had a lighter sound than most of their contemporaries. Not for them the radical anger of Black Uhuru, the fire of Burning Spear (although Hill's singsong delivery was obviously influenced by Winston Rodney), nor even the hymnal devotion of the Abyssinians. In fact, Clash is one of the most eclectic albums of the day, a wondrous blend of styles and sounds. Often the vocal trio works in a totally different style from the band, as on "Calling Rasta Far I," where the close harmonies, dread-based but African-tinged, entwine around a straight reggae backing. Several of the songs are rocksteady-esque with a rootsy rhythm, most notably the infectious "See Them Come"; others are performed in a rockers style, with "I'm Alone in the Wilderness" an exquisite blend of guitar and vocal harmonies. One of the best tracks, "Get Ready to Ride the Lion to Zion," is a superb hybrid of roots, rocksteady, and burbling electro wizardry; its roaring lion (created who knows how) is a brilliant piece of musical theater. "Natty Dread Take Over" twines together roots rhythms, close harmonies, and big-band swing, while even funk and hints of calypso put in appearances elsewhere on the album. Inevitably, the roots genre was defined by its minor-key melodies, filled with a sense of melancholy, and emphasized by most groups' lyrics. But for a brief moment, roots possibilities were endless. Sadly, no other group followed Culture's lead, and even the trio itself did not take advantage of it, especially after parting ways with Gibbs. When Culture re-emerged in the mid-'80s, they swiftly moved into a reggae lite/world music mode a world apart from where they started. Thus, Clash remains forever in a class all its own. [Shanachie issued a 30th anniversary edition of the album in 2007 that adds expanded liner notes and five extra tracks made up of dubs and 12" mixes.]
Tracklist:
01. Culture - Calling Rasta for I
02. Culture - I'm Alone in the Wilderness
03. Culture - Pirate Days
04. Culture - Two Sevens Clash
05. Culture - I'm Not Ashamed
06. Culture - Get Ready to Ride the Lion to Zion
07. Culture - Black Starliner Must Come
08. Culture - Jah Pretty Face
09. Culture - See Them a Come
10. Culture - Natty Dread Taking Over
11. Culture - Two Sevens Clash Prophecy Revealed (feat. Mr. Bojangles)
12. The Mighty Two - Fulfillment
13. Culture - I'm Not Ashamed Under Tight Wraps (feat. I Roy)
14. The Mighty Two - I Am Not Ashamed (Version)
15. Culture - See Them a Come Mask Mi Mask (feat. Prince Weedy)
16. Culture - Informer
17. The Mighty Two - Informer (Version)
18. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - State of Emergncy
19. Shorty the President - Natty Pass His GCE
20. Culture - Natty Dread Taking Over Invasion (feat. I-Roy)
21. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Natty Gone Clear
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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.  


          Chief of Emergency Medicine (1 Day/Week) - Headwaters Health Care Centre - Canada   
Over the last five years, the ED team has seen many successes and accolades, and is noted for maintaining some of the lowest wait times in the Province....
From Headwaters Health Care Centre - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:10:20 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          'New' Kontron Emerges With $1B Sales Target   
Following a difficult year, embedded computing system specialist has agreed a merger with S&T Deutschland, giving it an expanded portfolio and a role in hitting an annual sales target of $1 billion.
          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.
          Kontron, S&T Merge   
Kontron has merged with S&T Deutschland Holding, giving it a broader software portfolio and enhanced production capabilities.
          Universe's unfolding story set to music in composer’s new oratorio    
Eco Catholic

Eco Catholic: Composer Sam Guarnaccia's "Emergent Universe Oratorio" will be performed Friday night in Cleveland as part of the World Union of Jesuit Alumna congress.


          Industrial CRM Is Not Generic CRM   

Industrial CRM Is Not Generic CRM

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/18/2006 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete Freedom Of Choice to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

Unlike generic CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solutions, The Commence Contact Management module is designed to increase employee productivity by enabling them to capture, track, manage and share all client specific or prospect specific information. The information is stored in a single unified database where is it immediately accessible to all authorized employees without having to move from system to system. This results in a manufacturer's ability to significantly improve the process of marketing, selling and servicing customers.

Key Features according the Commence President & CEO, Larry Caretsky, include the following:

• Account/Contact Management Capture, manage and share a complete account and contact
• profile including history with others throughout the organization.
• Calendar & Activity Management (Notes, History, Attachments)

Synchronize calendars and address books, manage activity remotely. (personal & groups)

• Time Management View pending appointments and to-dos by due date and action type. Receive reminders when appointments and to-dos are due.
• Advanced Desktop Integration MS Outlook/Word/Excel Utilize desktop tools to help manage your daily business, e-mails, e-mail logging, letter templates, proposals, quotes and contracts.
• Activity Tracking Associate all correspondence including, calls, meetings, emails, and service history with the account, contact and responsible employee.
• File Attachments Track external documents and files associated with an account, contact, opportunity, and service ticket.
• Mail merges /Letter Templates Create email, printed, or fax mailings to select contacts or a list of accounts.
• Business Process Automation Automate specific business task and functions based on selected criteria.
• Business Alerts/Alarms/Notification Automatically receive notification when specific business conditions are met.
• Mobile Stay in touch and manage activity while away from the office. Synchronize and work off-line.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9653.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          Industrial CRM by Commence Spells out Competitive Advantages   

Industrial CRM by Commence Spells out Competitive Advantages

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/01/2006 -- Key Industrial CRM features according the Commence President & CEO, Larry Caretsky, include the following:

Account/Contact Management Capture, manage and share a complete account and contact profile including history with others throughout the organization.

Calendar & Activity Management (Notes, History, Attachments) Synchronize calendars and address books, manage activity remotely. (personal & groups)

Time Management View pending appointments and to-dos by due date and action type. Receive reminders when appointments and to-dos are due.

Advanced Desktop Integration MS Outlook/Word/Excel Utilize desktop tools to help manage your daily business, e-mails, e-mail logging, letter templates, proposals, quotes and contracts.

Activity Tracking Associate all correspondence including, calls, meetings, emails, and service history with the account, contact and responsible employee.

File Attachments Track external documents and files associated with an account, contact, opportunity, and service ticket.

Mail merges /Letter Templates Create email, printed, or fax mailings to select contacts or a list of accounts.

Business Process Automation Automate specific business task and functions based on selected criteria.

Business Alerts/Alarms/Notification Automatically receive notification when specific business conditions are met.

Mobile Stay in touch and manage activity while away from the office.

Synchronize and work off-line.
Unlike generic CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solutions, The Commence Contact Management module is designed to increase employee productivity by enabling them to capture, track, manage and share all client specific or prospect specific information. The information is stored in a single unified database where it is immediately accessible to all authorized employees without having to move from system to system. This results in a manufacturer's ability to significantly improve the process of marketing, selling and servicing customers.

Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9408.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits   

CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/13/2006 -- Commence CRM On-Demand provides breakthrough technology for Manufacturers and distributors with greater functionality and flexibility than traditional application service offerings. Using the industrial strength JAVA (J2EE) platform, Commence CRM On-Demand offers robust functionality, ease of use and limitless scalability. Customization capabilities allow user-defined fields, custom reports, queries, filters; even personalized desktop settings.

Platform Highlights

Enterprise Class Platform
Encrypted Database Security
Automated Processes
One-to-Many Data Relationships
Remote Synchronization
Built-in Report Writer
Multi-level Security
Centralized File management
Mail Merge with MS Office
Web E-Mail Client
Global Search
On-Line Help and Knowledgebase Facility
Support for Handheld Devices
Project Tracking
Group Calendar & Scheduling
E-mail Integration
Web Integration
Application Programming Interface (API)

Platform Benefits include:

Scalable enterprise class platform Flexible architecture that promotes customization and add-on functionality. Operate quickly without IT infrastructure cost. Customizable without the headaches of traditional On-Demand offerings. Integrate people, processes and technology for improved performance and agility.

Commence CRM On-Demand allows manufacturers and distributors to focus on sales efficiency and customer service, monitor and improve business performance and drive higher profits by bringing down cost through streamlining processes.

Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9090.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence
Telephone: 732-380-9100
Email: Click to Email Larry Caretsky
Web: http://www.commence.com/mfg/


          Lingo Media and Schoold Provide Update on Merger   

TORONTO, ON and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) - Lingo Media Corporation (TSX VENTURE: LM) (OTCQB: LMDCF) ("Lingo Media" or the "Company"), an EdTech company that is Changing the way the world learns English, and Vested Finance, Inc., the developer and operator of the leading, mobile college marketplace app in the US, Schoold ("Schoold"), have agreed to further extend the term of their previously announced letter of intent ("LOI") regarding a business combination between Lingo Media and Schoold (the "Transaction") until July 31, 2017. The extension is required to provide sufficient time to complete the definitive agreements between the parties.

          DVDFab DVD to Blu-ray Converter 10.0.4.3   
DVDFab DVD to Blu-ray Converter can copy, merge and convert many DVDs to a BD.
          Qualified HEMS Paramedic - The Air Ambulance Service - Coventry Airport   
Ensure that interaction with other emergency services and public is always in a polite and professional manner; HEMS Qualified Paramedic*....
From Indeed - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:04:52 GMT - View all Coventry Airport jobs
           Publicist to AP: Venus Williams will play at Wimbledon    
LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams' publicist tells The Associated Press the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the tournament after a police report emerged...
          DVDFab DVD to Blu-ray Converter 10.0.4.3   
DVDFab DVD to Blu-ray Converter can copy, merge and convert many DVDs to a BD.
          Little Japansky   
1933. Depuis un Japon en pleines contradictions, Keiko, une jeune fille vive, à l'esprit combatif et karatéka accomplie, s'élance à la découverte du monde pour trouver la réponse à la question qui la hante : Quel est le sens de la vie ? Sa première destination est Berlin, capitale hystérique du Reich nazi, mais sur le paquebot voguant vers l'Europe, elle se retrouve impliquée malgré elle dans une angoissante affaire d'espionnage autour d'un document qui pourrait bien faire vaciller Hitler en personne. Les luttes cruelles, les rencontres aimées ou haïes s'enchaînent pour Keiko jusqu'en Extrême-Orient. La lumière émergera-t-elle finalement du sang, de l'amour et des larmes ?
           Singapore wealth fund GIC to take stake in Mergermarket -sources    
By Pamela BarbagliaLONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has agreed to buy around 30 percent of financial news and data company...
          The Guardian view on Grenfell Tower: more heads must roll | Editorial   
Kensington and Chelsea council has failed to manage the fallout of the disaster. Ministers should put the local authority into special measures and send in a new team to take over the running of it

Kensington and Chelsea’s political and administrative leadership failed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. In the days after the deadly fire – which has now claimed 80 lives – so cack-handed and chaotic was the council response that responsibilty for taking care of the survivors was handed over to a central government-appointed team of London’s council chiefs. Kensington and Chelsea’s own chief executive Nicholas Holgate only went after the communities secretary intervened to tell him to go. Mr Holgate seems to have thought he should have been allowed to continue collecting his £15,000-a-month pay cheque despite appearing useless in an emergency. Kensington council leader Nick Paget-Brown disgracefully suggested sprinklers were not fitted during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower because residents did not want the disruption. His attempt to block journalists from a council meeting which he shut down when the courts forced him to hold it with the media present was shameful. It’s unbelievable it took No 10 to intervene before Mr Paget-Brown went.

Grenfell Tower is a catastrophe at the heart of the country’s capital and after two weeks the council cannot get a grip on the situation. It’s good news that the chief executive of the company that managed the Grenfell Tower resigned – but it should just be a prelude to the removal of the rest of the council leadership on whose behalf he operated. Given the acute need in the borough to heal divisions, reassure residents and provide long-term services to victims, the time has come for central government to relieve Tory councillors of duties they patently cannot fulfil. It seems clear that local politicians, including deputy leader Rock Feilding-Mellen, who chaired the council’s housing committee and oversaw the refurbishment of the 24-storey block, are perhaps too consumed with the questions of responsibility – such as did cost-cutting play a part in the disaster – that the fire raises. There may be plenty more prodding from a public inquiry, police investigations into potential criminal offences, inquests into the deaths and potentially a slew of civil claims.

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          Tras larga espera, ¿por fin tendrá Holguín su nuevo medio de transporte?   
Tras larga espera, ¿por fin tendrá Holguín su nuevo medio de transporte?
La circulación de triciclos de fabricación china estaba comprometida
hasta cerca de su fecha de inicio
Viernes, junio 30, 2017 | Fernando Donate Ochoa

HOLGUÍN, Cuba.– En el lugar hay tensión e incertidumbre. El ajetreo en
el taller de la agencia TaxiCuba de Holguín ha llamado la atención de
los transeúntes. Algunos se detienen y observan a través de la cerca las
nuevas motos triciclos que circularán por las calles de la ciudad cabecera.

Los 20 primeros se pondrían en marcha este 28 de junio, Día del
Trabajador del Transporte. Sin embargo, el anuncio del director de la
agencia en el territorio, Jorge Mastrapa, ampliamente divulgado por los
medios locales, habría podido quedar a medias.

Los desajustes de los equipos recibidos limitarían la salida en fecha de
la cifra prevista, según dijo a CubaNet esta semana un trabajador del
establecimiento que prefiere identificarse como Mario.

Desde que llegaron a principios de mes, "hemos trabajado sin descanso;
aun así, todos no estarán listos en la fecha señalada", había dicho el
empleado. La pésima labor de ensamblaje realizada en la Habana influyó
para el atraso.

Los mecánicos holguineros han dedicado la mayor parte del tiempo a
apretar las tuercas flojas, y en otros casos, a poner las que faltan.
"Inexplicablemente, los habaneros dejaron de hacer algo tan simple como
apretar las tuercas", asegura el experto.

"Parece que no tenían ganas de trabajar, pues de la forma que
ensamblaron estas motos triciclos, yo hago 200 diarias", comenta.

Indica otro defecto como la ausencia del buje debajo del freno que
ocasiona desajuste al pedal. "Las patas no se quedan firmes por la falta
de un buje", lamenta.

Ante los inconvenientes, los especialistas propusieron a la
administración de la agencia devolver los equipos a la Habana, pero los
jefes se negaron y, en cambio, solicitaron a los trabajadores un mayor
sacrificio para cumplir la promesa en fecha.

"Desde una oficina ellos hacen promesas y después nosotros nos
sacrificamos para que se cumplan", lamenta Mario.

El especialista opina que el prototipo que llegó a Holguín no tiene un
diseño adecuado para el transporte de pasajeros. Indica que el tanque de
la gasolina, con capacidad para 30 litros, quedó muy bajo y podría
explotar, cuando la moto triciclo circule, al rozar con el pavimento por
el peso de los seis pasajeros que transportará.

Por otro lado, las platinas soldadas en las grampas traseras que sujetan
la cabina son muy finas. "Debían haber puesto una platina de cuatro
milímetros con un tornillo sujeto con arandelas por arriba y por abajo",
explica el mecánico.

Agrega que el freno y la emergencia deberían estar separados y no unidos
por las mismas planchas, lo que podría ocasionar problemas a la hora de
frenar. "Son defectos del diseño de fábrica en China, y eso aquí no se
puede cambiar", puntualiza.

Los ingenieros del Centro de Revisión Técnica Automotor (CRTA),
encargados de autorizar la circulación, señalarían estas deficiencias
como riesgos.

"El que firme la autorización de circulación de estos equipos tendrá su
responsabilidad si ocurre un accidente", dice Fonseca.

Después de un estudio de movilidad el cual incluía la cantidad de
bicitaxis, el transporte de tracción animal y taxis que están operando,
así como los principales ómnibus citadinos y las necesidades de
transportación, se decidió asignar a Holguín 170 motos triciclos que
irán llegando paulatinamente, publicaron medios locales.

Según informó Mastrapa al canal local Telecristal, las motos triciclos
serán arrendados a cuentapropistas que pagarán diariamente a TaxiCuba
seis dólares y 25 pesos en moneda nacional. Los arrendatarios también
asumirán el costo de la gasolina y los arreglos mecánicos.

Por ahora, las motos triciclos cubrirán la ruta que une los tres
hospitales de la ciudad. El precio del pasaje será de cuatro pesos hasta
cuatro kilómetros, después se cobrará un peso por cada kilómetro extra
que se haya recorrido.

Source: Tras larga espera, ¿por fin tendrá Holguín su nuevo medio de
transporte? CubanetCubanet -
https://www.cubanet.org/mas-noticias/habra-un-nuevo-medio-de-transporte-en-holguin/
          Enjoy the James River   
Enjoy the view of the James River along the Colonial Parkway while you can. Before too long you'll be looking at 300 foot towers and a high-voltage power line across America's River. John Smith's view will be gone forever due to Dominion Power's unwillingness to submerge the line or convert the two old coal-burning units on the York River to gas. What's good for the York River will now be good for the James River!

The approval for this mega-project now has only one more hurdle (James City County Supervisors) after Virginia Marine Resources Commission members gave it unanimous approval this week. Their only caveat was to avoid installing pilings for the towers between February 15 and June 15 in consideration of any impact on fish. The toxic chemical kepone still lurks deep in the river bottom, so this may help a bit. But recent VIMS studies of the fish in the James River showed that kepone still lingers in them.

It really isn't easy being green these days as the EPA is neutered and clean water is threatened in numerous ways.



          It's the end of an era as Ron Dennis walks away from McLaren Automotive   

Ron Dennis is stepping away from McLaren after more than 30 years with the company. Dennis is largely responsible for McLaren's emergence as a top Formula One race team and automaker.

The post It's the end of an era as Ron Dennis walks away from McLaren Automotive appeared first on Digital Trends.


          KeyBank to Provide a Total of $7.3 Million in Financing for Estee Senior Apartments in Upstate NY   

KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) team will provide a total of $7.3 million in financing to Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to support the new construction of 37 energy efficient affordable housing units for seniors ages 55 or older in Gloversville, NY. Specifically, KeyBank will provide a $2.6 million construction loan and up to $4.7 million in LIHTC equity financing.

“KeyBank values helping clients and communities thrive by providing quality affordable housing in neighborhoods across the country,” said Rob Likes, national manager of KeyBank’s CDLI team. “We are inspired by the opportunity to serve seniors in Gloversville, NY, by partnering with Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. to develop new and critical housing options for seniors.”

Estee Senior Apartments will replace a blighted former school building in a central business district. Eight of the 37 units will provide rental assistance to households earning up to 50% AMI; ten units will target households earning up to 50% AMI and 19 units will target households earning up to 60% AMI. Six units will be set aside for elderly and frail individuals or individuals with disabilities who are veterans. The complex will be managed by CRM Rental Management, Inc.

“We are committed to providing all of our neighbors with excellent affordable housing options,” said Davis G. Yohe, executive director of Liberty Affordable Housing, Inc. “We are thrilled to bring Estee Senior Apartments to Gloversville through our partnership with KeyBank, and believe it will positively and meaningfully impact the neighborhood.”

Residents with special needs will have access to supportive services through the Resource Center for Independent Living, (RCIL) and Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Inc. (NABA) and the Fulton County Office for Aging/Youth.

The project is one part of the Gloversville Comprehensive Plan, a significant neighborhood revitalization effort by local government that responds to housing needs among low- to moderate-income families.

“Our team is dedicated to making transformational change in the communities where we live and work,” added Lynne Callis-Wilson, senior relationship manager on KeyBank’s CDLI team who arranged the financing along with Victoria O’Brien. “We are passionate about this work, and committed to seeing through the development of new, green and affordable units here in Gloversville.”

The financing was made possible by an allocation of LIHTCs from New York State Housing and Community Renewal.

About Key Community Development Lending and Investment

KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) helps fulfill Key’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive by financing projects that stabilize and revitalize communities. Experts in complex tax credit lending and investing, Key is one of a handful of affordable housing lenders in the country with a platform that brings together balance sheet, equity, and permanent loan offerings. CDLI has a substantial investment and loan portfolio worth more than $2 billion, 90% of which is Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. For its ability to lend to, invest in, and serve its communities –especially low-to-moderate income communities – KeyBank has earned eight consecutive “Outstanding” ratings on the Community Reinvestment Act exam, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

About KeyCorp

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

About Liberty Affordable Housing Inc. (LAH)

LAH is a not-for-profit organization founded in March 2002 to acquire and develop affordable housing primarily for low income seniors and families. In addition to developing affordable housing, LAH has also assumed ownership interest in four additional properties which utilize Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment programs and other federal and state housing programs for low-income persons and families. Since inception, LAH has successfully completed 19 preservation and new construction projects (15 acquisition/rehab and 4 new construction) totaling 2,749 units. Projects range from 33 to 292 units including both family and senior projects.


          Encuentran cadáver putrefacto en la colonia Molinos   
San Luis Potosí, S.L.P. – Durante la tarde del pasado miércoles, un cadáver en estado de putrefacción fue encontrado en un terreno de la calle Dulcinea en la colonia Los Molinos. El hallazgo fue realizado por vecinos del lugar quienes hicieron su reporte al número de emergencias y solicitaron la presencia de las autoridades. Al ...
          Shelf Cloud Panoramas   
Below, are some attempts at panoramic photos of shelf clouds I've taken this year. The first in Nebraska near Columbus and the second just west of Quincy, Illinois. I didn't shoot them vertical, but rather horizontal, and I think they turned out alright...with maybe the exception of the Quincy one, since the 16-35 lens I was shooting shows distortion on the horizon from the wide angle.

Had another great storm photo day yesterday, where I chased a SE moving supercell from Salina, KS into the Flint Hills. Had no GPS on my laptop, so keeping up with it through the Flint Hills was quite a challenge. I lost count on the dead end roads and one-lane Farmer Bob roads I took; thank God they weren't muddy! No time-lapses, but shot more panoramic photos of a stunning shelf cloud at sunset. The supercell actually made one attempt at tornadogenesis as the RFD surged and wrapped around the north side close to the K-4 / K-15 intersection, before gusting out.

After that, an amazing sunset with golden fields emerged, as the decaying storm left a variety of colors on the backside. I must have taken 500 pictures yesterday, not wanting to miss anything. The Flint Hills are really a hidden gem in Kansas, and adding a photogenic storm to things at sunset really makes things serene. I was chasing solo and really wished I had someone there to share how amazing it was, but sometimes it's probably better to be alone. Pictures of yesterday at some point.

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          Cómo tirar una puerta abajo en caso de emergencia   
Si alguna vez te ves en una situación de peligro o emergencia como un incendio en una casa, te mostramos cómo tirar una puerta abajo sin hacerte daño.
          ZSceneManager 1.6 For Zbrush Win   

What is ZSceneManager? It’s is a SubTool organizer: This plugin for ZBrush allows to hierarchically arrange and group your SubTools into folders in a dedicated window. Simply create, merge or delete your groups. Then a simple drag and drop system allows you to move and reorder your SubTools. It also provides the ability to work […]

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          'X Factor' Michael Jackson Night Has Singers On Edge   

Meanwhile, Paula Abdul has been absent from the set since her final group was eliminated last week.
By Jim Cantiello

<P><i>MTV News' own Jim Cantiello is exclusively covering "The X Factor" rehearsals. Read on for his fly-on-the-wall backstage report!</i> </P><P> </P><P><b>LOS ANGELES</b> &#8212; "The X Factor" top seven are back on the lot after their first (and only) mini-vacation of the season. And as the Thanksgiving tryptophan wears off, the anxiety of another double elimination is setting in. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="'X Factor' Star Astro Teases His Michael Jackson Song Night Performance" id="vid:714741" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>Adding to the stress? "The X Factor" is tackling the songs of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jackson_michael/artist.jhtml">Michael Jackson</a> on Wednesday night (November 30), on the 29th anniversary of <i>Thriller</i>'s release, no less. </P><P> </P><P>One of the contestants is so stressed over the theme he's emerged as a total perfectionist. During Monday's rehearsals, he had already nixed multiple arrangements the show had provided him. "This is the most unprepared I've felt on a Monday," he said to his mentor as they rushed out of Stage 36. There was a camera crew chasing them to capture the drama &#8212; as well as the ensuing late-night emergency meeting with the vocal coaches &#8212; so don't be surprised if some of this intense footage ends up in your living room. (This afternoon's dress rehearsal went swimmingly, for the record.) </P><P> </P><P>Meanwhile, one contestant had a full-on battle with his/her mentor over a chair. The mentor said, "Sit and sing." The contestant said, "Again?! How about I do something on my feet for Michael Jackson week?" Another mentor came to the defense of the contestant. In the end, the contestant is sitting after all. Don't worry, contestant. The eerie arrangement of an MJ classic is what folks are going to be buzzing about. No one will care if you sit or stand. In the control room, I spied one of the bigwigs utter the word "brilliant!" after the contestant's dress rehearsal. </P><P> </P><P>Another hot topic: wardrobe! When paying homage to one of the biggest music icons ever, it's tempting for the stylists to include clothing nods to Michael's various looks. But several singers are worried they'll look too much like Jackson impersonators, which has caused many a headache in the wardrobe trailer. But stylist June Ambrose is still able to keep things light in the midst of the drama. While waiting around for a contestant's last-minute fitting, she started an impromptu MJ dance party on the lot. Crotch grabs and "woo" included! </P><P> </P><P>Lastly, Paula Abdul's sunny energy has been noticeably absent on the CBS lot now that all her groups have been eliminated. She went from being the most hands-on mentor to an on-set ghost. "The X Factor" family can't wait to welcome her back for her first live show as strictly a judge. What do you think she's been doing with her newfound free time? </P><P> </P><P><b>You can catch Jim on the "X Factor Pepsi Pre-Show," streaming at 7 p.m. ET tonight on <a href="http://www.thexfactorusa.com/" target="_blank">TheXFactorUSA.com</a>!</b></p>

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          'X Factor' Michael Jackson Night Has Singers On Edge   

Meanwhile, Paula Abdul has been absent from the set since her final group was eliminated last week.
By Jim Cantiello

<P><i>MTV News' own Jim Cantiello is exclusively covering "The X Factor" rehearsals. Read on for his fly-on-the-wall backstage report!</i> </P><P> </P><P><b>LOS ANGELES</b> &#8212; "The X Factor" top seven are back on the lot after their first (and only) mini-vacation of the season. And as the Thanksgiving tryptophan wears off, the anxiety of another double elimination is setting in. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="'X Factor' Star Astro Teases His Michael Jackson Song Night Performance" id="vid:714741" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>Adding to the stress? "The X Factor" is tackling the songs of <a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jackson_michael/artist.jhtml">Michael Jackson</a> on Wednesday night (November 30), on the 29th anniversary of <i>Thriller</i>'s release, no less. </P><P> </P><P>One of the contestants is so stressed over the theme he's emerged as a total perfectionist. During Monday's rehearsals, he had already nixed multiple arrangements the show had provided him. "This is the most unprepared I've felt on a Monday," he said to his mentor as they rushed out of Stage 36. There was a camera crew chasing them to capture the drama &#8212; as well as the ensuing late-night emergency meeting with the vocal coaches &#8212; so don't be surprised if some of this intense footage ends up in your living room. (This afternoon's dress rehearsal went swimmingly, for the record.) </P><P> </P><P>Meanwhile, one contestant had a full-on battle with his/her mentor over a chair. The mentor said, "Sit and sing." The contestant said, "Again?! How about I do something on my feet for Michael Jackson week?" Another mentor came to the defense of the contestant. In the end, the contestant is sitting after all. Don't worry, contestant. The eerie arrangement of an MJ classic is what folks are going to be buzzing about. No one will care if you sit or stand. In the control room, I spied one of the bigwigs utter the word "brilliant!" after the contestant's dress rehearsal. </P><P> </P><P>Another hot topic: wardrobe! When paying homage to one of the biggest music icons ever, it's tempting for the stylists to include clothing nods to Michael's various looks. But several singers are worried they'll look too much like Jackson impersonators, which has caused many a headache in the wardrobe trailer. But stylist June Ambrose is still able to keep things light in the midst of the drama. While waiting around for a contestant's last-minute fitting, she started an impromptu MJ dance party on the lot. Crotch grabs and "woo" included! </P><P> </P><P>Lastly, Paula Abdul's sunny energy has been noticeably absent on the CBS lot now that all her groups have been eliminated. She went from being the most hands-on mentor to an on-set ghost. "The X Factor" family can't wait to welcome her back for her first live show as strictly a judge. What do you think she's been doing with her newfound free time? </P><P> </P><P><b>You can catch Jim on the "X Factor Pepsi Pre-Show," streaming at 7 p.m. ET tonight on <a href="http://www.thexfactorusa.com/" target="_blank">TheXFactorUSA.com</a>!</b></p>

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          Governor declares state of emergency for troubled New York City transit system   

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he has declared a state of emergency over New York City's troubled public transit system and has asked its new leader to complete a series of urgent reviews of the agency's management and aging infrastructure.

The Democratic governor said the state of emergency...


          Once Again, Break Up the Banks   
Et tu, Jamie Dimon? The embarrassing announcement of a large trading loss at J. P. Morgan has brought the issue of bank regulation back to the fore.J. P. Morgan’s announcement was particularly shocking because Morgan was one of the few banks to emerge from the financial crisis with its reputation intact, or even enhanced. In Fool’s Gold, Gillian Tett’s narrative of the financial crisis, she singled out J. P. Morgan and its CEO for praise. Supposedly, although Morgan traders had invented some of the synthetic credit instruments that were at the center of the financial crisis, the bank had behaved
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          The Polish example   
This speech in Poland by the God-Emperor sounds promising.
President Trump will ask other European nations to “take inspiration” from Poland, which has rejected refugee resettlement, in a speech later this week.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters Thursday that President Trump will deliver a speech in Warsaw’s Krasinski Square, which symbolizes Polish heroism. He is flying to Poland next Wednesday and stopping there before he attends the G20 summit in Hamburg.

McMaster said that Trump will deliver a “major speech” in which he will “praise Polish courage” and its “emergence as a European power.” The nation is currently ruled by a nationalist Christian party that has rejected refugee resettlement and mass immigration.
Of course, the President's message would be more meaningful if he would follow the Polish example and reject refugee resettlement and mass immigration in the USA too.

The Czech example isn't bad either:
The Czech parliament is working to liberalize the country’s gun laws, allowing people to better defend themselves. The reason for this new policy is safety, as well as practicality; in light of recent attacks in neighboring countries, the Czech government recognizes that disarming people puts them in danger, and that broad European gun control policies are ineffective. The Interior Minister said it best when he asked parliament to “show [him] a single terrorist attack in Europe perpetrated using a legally-owned weapon”.

          Say “I do” in a beautiful geodesic wedding tent   
“Say ‘I do’ in a beautiful geodesic wedding tent!”  — Pacific Domes Inc. Imagine floating down the aisle under a dove white geodesic wedding tent wearing the wedding dress of your dreams. Like the dome of an outdoor cathedral, a geodesic wedding tent merges the sacred space of a holy ...Read More
          Serious Crash in Waiau, North Canterbury   
Police and emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on Rotherham Road, North Waiau.
          Manhunt under way in 3 states after recent graduate killed in road-rage shooting   
Authorities say a driver shot a recent Pennsylvania high school graduate in the head, killing her, as the two tried to merge into a single lane. The shooter is still sought.
       

          Psicología del trabajo. Conceptos clave y temas emergentes    
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          Internista - Refugee Camps - Emergency - Estero   
I conflitti in corso nella regione hanno prodotto una grave crisi umanitaria che colpisce moltissimi tra rifugiati (siriani) e sfollati interni....
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          Mediatore Culturale - Emergency - Estero   
Preferenziale domicilio in regione Calabria. Il domicilio in regione Calabria costituisce requisito preferenziale. Ambulatorio di Polistena....
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          Infermiere - Refugee Camps - Emergency - Estero   
I conflitti in corso nella regione hanno prodotto una grave crisi umanitaria che colpisce moltissimi tra profughi (siriani) e sfollati interni....
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          Medico Programma Italia - Emergency - Estero   
I migranti provenienti dalla regione indiana del Punjab che vivono e lavorano. Medico Programma Italia....
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          Oculista - Emergency - Estero   
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          Cavaliers Rumors: Cleveland Almost Traded Kyrie Irving To Phoenix In Exchange For Eric Bledsoe, Fourth Overall   

Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against Eric Bledsoe #2 of the Phoenix Suns during an NBA game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers almost had an entirely different lineup before the 2017 NBA Draft. The Cavaliers were reportedly involved in a five-team trade that will send Carmelo Anthony and Paul George to Cleveland. The latest rumors added that Kyrie Irving was part of the deal with Irving heading to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Eric Bledsoe and the 2017 fourth overall pick.

Jonathan Sherman of Cavaliers Nation first reported that the Cavaliers were involved in a five-team trade talk that would have brought Anthony and George to Cleveland. The deal reportedly fell through because the teams involved are not interested in Kevin Love, his contract and injury history.

After more than a week, details of the failed trade have emerged. The five teams involved in the supposed blockbuster trade include the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, and Denver Nuggets. The Cavaliers were not only getting Anthony and George but also Bledsoe from the Suns.

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          Dow and DuPont Provide Update on Merger   

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and DuPont (NYSE:DD) jointly provided an update on the status of the anticipated merger of the two companies. - - The Boards of Directors of both companies reiterate their support of the merger agreement. In addition, as announced, both Boards support a comprehensive portfolio review for DowDuPont, which is intended to assess current business facts and leverage the knowledge gained over the past year and a half to capture any material value-enhancing oppor...

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          Cassie, An Incredible Two-Legged Agility Robot   

The Dynamic Robotics Lab at Oregon State University and Agility Robotics created Cassie, an incredible two-legged agility robot that can “stand, steer, and take a pretty good fall without breaking.” According to OSU, Cassie may someday be used to “deliver packages, assist the elderly, or help emergency personnel respond to dangerous situations.” This robot capability […]

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          Managing Director Shares Points on How to Ace That Dream Job   

In today's market, landing a great job requires a considerable amount of hard work, especially since competition is fierce. To emerge victorious, one needs a successful plan together with proven strategic methods. “Killer Interviews: Success Strategies for Young Professionals,” written by Frederick Ball, is a helpful guide to be a winning candidate in your dream job as it provides a carefully thought out step-by-step plan. The book shares tips on how to “pre-sell” yourself in a resume, c...

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          Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow   
Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow:

Should We Be Grateful? 

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In an odd turn of events, and with little explanation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has decided to return the state’s School Reform Office back to the Department of Education.
Why is this odd? Well, maybe it isn’t odd. What is odd is that Snyder initially removed the SRO from the Department of Education and placed it under the control of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget in March of 2015. And why did he do this? I’m honestly not sure anyone knows. However, the suspicion continues that this move was a means of moving the SRO out of the control of the state superintendent and the democratically elected (meaning accountable to us citizens) state school board. This certainly falls within Snyder’s established pattern of avoiding democracy. (Flint anyone?) He took what was ours.
In today’s statement, Snyder explains in an Orwellian sentence, “Improving our schools and holding them accountable for their performance is critical to Michigan’s students’ success.”
What?
Let’s fact check that. Detroit Public Schools (now named the Detroit Public Should We Be Grateful? | educarenow:

          Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource   
Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:

Trump's proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community


his should be a time of celebration for charter school advocates. Both President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have focused their education agenda on providing parents with more choices, which include charter schools. The number of charter schools continues to grow, with nearly 3,000 charter schools enrolling nearly 3 million students nationally.
But instead, Trump’s and DeVos’ endorsement of charter schools is driving a wedge between traditional allies and is threatening to undermine the bipartisan support charter schools have received almost throughout the quarter century since they emerged on the education landscape.
In a remarkably frank speech earlier this month, Nina Rees, president of the National Alliance of Charter Schools, acknowledged at her organization’s annual conference in Washington D.C. that “the Trump administration’s policies have put us in a difficult spot.”
The difficulty, she explained, is that the Trump administration is proposing a $168 million increase in funding for the Charter Schools Program, on top of the current level of $333 million, while at the same time cutting other education funding. Most of the charter program funds are used to help new charter schools get off the ground.  Trump is also proposing adding $1 billion to the Title 1 program for low-income students to allow parents to send their children to any public school of their choice, which could include charter schools.
However, Trump’s budget also includes massive cuts to federal education programs — some $9.2 billion from the current level of $68 billion in federal K-12 education Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:


          Moroun Finds Excuse to Tear Down Windsor Homes   
Ambassador Bridge plans to demolish Indian Road homes for emergency repairs CRAIG PEARSON, WINDSOR STAR More from Craig Pearson, Windsor Star Published on: March 17, 2017 | Last Updated: March 17, 2017 8:56 PM EDT Ambassador Bridge officials intend to … Continue reading
          The 10 best TV shows so far this year have a common theme: Women rule   

Just over halfway through 2017, one powerful TV theme has already emerged: Women rule.

It is not just that the best series of the year feature women in rich and empowering roles. Many of the performances and some of the series themselves are questioning and challenging the core assumptions of male...


          Publicist to AP: Venus Williams will play at Wimbledon   
LONDON (AP) -- Venus Williams&apos; publicist says the five-time Wimbledon champion will play at the Grand Slam tournament after a police report emerged in Florida saying the tennis star caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle....
          Johnson Controls' Profitability Positively Impacted by Merger   
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          Trend Micro crea un fondo de capital riesgo de 87,7 millones para invertir en tecnologías emergentes   
La empresas de soluciones de ciberseguridad Trend Micro Incorporated ha lanzado un fondo de capital de riesgo corporativo para explorar el mercado de las tecnologías emergentes que está dotado con una inversión inicial de 100 millones de dólares (87,7 millones de euros), según ha informado la empresa en un comunicado.
          El concejal de Seguridad Ciudadana en el Ayuntamiento de Albacete, Francisco Navarro asiste a la entrega de diplomas de permanencia a los radioaficionados voluntarios de la Red de Emergencia REMER   

Viernes, 30 de junio de 2017 - En Albacete

El concejal de Seguridad Ciudadana en el Ayuntamiento de Albacete, Francisco Navarro asiste a la entrega de diplomas de permanencia a los radioaficionados voluntarios de la Red de Emergencia REMER, por sus años de colaboración con la Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias del Estado, dependiente del Ministerio del Interior.


          Minister met with key studio school officials to discuss ‘review’ of model   
Academies minister Lord Nash met with key officials from the studio schools programme to discuss a review of the model’s “concept”, new documents have revealed. The Department for Education (DfE) meeting records show that Nash met the Studio Schools Trust (SST) in March, with the purpose of the meeting listed as being “to review the concept of studio schools”. However, after being approached by Schools Week, SST’s chief executive David Nicoll denied the concept of studio schools was even discussed at the meeting. “That definitely was not on the agenda of any meeting I attended,” he told Schools Week, declining to go into more detail on what was discussed. Emergence of the Nash meeting follows a difficult period for the institutions, which have been plagued with recruitment problems and closures. In May, New Campus Basildon, an inadequate-rated studio school in Essex, became the 16th of the institutions to announce plans to close down. The decision means just 34 will remain open across the country. Studio schools are an alternative to mainstream education for 14 to 19-year-olds, with institutes taking on cohorts of up to 300 pupils. They provide work-related curriculum with pupils receiving vocational and academic qualifications, as well as...
          U.S. Treasury targets Chinese bank over purported ties to North Korea, new sanctions risk emerges   
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday moved to sever a Chinese bank from the global financial system over concerns it was a conduit for illicit North Korean financial activity. The move signaled the United States is no longer willing to tolerate the actions of Chinese entities that support Pyongyang and plans to mete out punishment in the form of financial sanctions to alter behavior, experts said. "I think this is significant, not because of the effects of this singular action, but because it is, I think, the opening salvo of a broader campaign to pressure North Korea through the Chinese financial system. It begins to lay the groundwork for an isolation of Chinese actors that are facilitating illicit North Korean activity," former senior Treasury and White House official Juan Zarate told Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) employed a seldom-used USA Patriot Act Section 311 authority to label the Bank of Dandong an institution
          DevOps Enterprise Systems Technologist - E-Comm 9-1-1 | Emergency Communications for British Columbia Incorporated - Vancouver, BC   
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          In Kenya’s drylands, education is an insurance policy, but only for some   

Livestock is so central to the economy, food, and status of pastoralists in Kenya’s northern drylands that formal education has traditionally taken second place to the role children play in tending to cows, goats, and sheep.

But with climate change increasingly seen as imperiling livelihoods, many pastoralists are now taking the longer view and regard education as a sort of insurance policy. And yet the severity of the current drought affecting much of east Africa, coupled with a long interruption in the provision of free meals, has led to a drop in school attendance.

“The drought has become too harsh,” said Atiir Lokwawi, a 42-year-old mother who lives in the village of Kalokutanyang, in Kenya’s Turkana County. “Animals are dying in huge numbers. We restock, but before we stabilise, drought comes and takes away our investment.”

Lokwawi’s husband travelled to Uganda to graze most of the family’s herd. Of the 40 goats he left behind, 35 have died because of the drought.

“It is good if at least one child goes to school,” said Lokwawi. “Educating our children is also another way to earn money – animals alone cannot help us survive,” she said, explaining that of her seven children, only one, a 15-year-old girl, is currently attending school.

“It will take time for our children to go to school and get jobs, but at least there is hope that, someday, someone will be there for us.”

To help make ends meet, Lokwawi makes charcoal and attends evening classes at a local mobile school.

“I burn charcoal to invest in my daughter’s education. The government pays for her fees, but I have to buy her books, pen, and uniforms. She is my hope, my only family hope,” said Lokwawi, adding that she would like her daughter to become a doctor.

Another of her daughters was married off, bringing the family a substantial dowry of livestock. But most of these animals also perished.

Teaching adaptation

Christine Tukei, a teacher at Kalokutanyang’s mobile primary school, said education for pastoralists “needs to go beyond the [national] curriculum.

“It needs to add value and incorporate their lifestyle. It is vital to help communities prepare for and respond to impacts of climate change while promoting a sustainable way of life.”

The mobile school has about 100 students: roughly two thirds youths aged between nine and 17, and one third adults aged between 35 and 42.

Classes take place between 8 and 10 pm, as during daytime the children are usually tending to livestock herds while the adults make and sell charcoal.

The ravages of the drought have led Tukei to add adaptation strategies to what she teaches.

“We discuss the importance of early destocking, minimising herds to manageable levels; the importance of investing in education; and alternative businesses. I also teach about preserving meat with salt as they slaughter some animals and store for food; and about good health and sanitation,” she explained.

Disastrous drought

The current drought, which started in 2016 and which the Kenyan government deems a national emergency, has dried up water resources in half of the country’s 47 counties, leaving an estimated three million people lacking access to clean water, according to OCHA, the UN’s emergency aid coordination body.

“Recurrent droughts have destroyed livelihoods, triggered local conflicts over scare resources and eroded the ability of communities to cope,” OCHA said, noting that prices of staple food had risen considerably.

The drought has sent rates of global acute malnutrition soaring: in Turkana North sub-county, the rate is 30.7 percent, more than double the emergency threshold.

Across Kenya, up to 3.5 million people are expected to need food assistance in August, up from 2.6 million in February, according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Large numbers of livestock deaths have been reported in Turkana County, as well as in the counties of Marsabit, Samburu, and Mandera.

As well as Kenya, drought is ravaging Ethiopia and Kenya. In these three countries, the education of some six million children has been disrupted, according to OCHA.

A Turkana boy herds his family's cows in Kenya
Wendy Stone/IRIN
Many children in Turkana tend livestock rather than attend school

Low enrolment

Although the national introduction of free primary education in 2003 led to an increase in school attendance across Kenya, enrolment rates in dryland counties such as Turkana remain much lower than the rest of the country.

And of those who enroll in the first year of school, barely one in five stick it out through the eighth year, with dropouts attributed to early marriage and the need to look after livestock.

Even though going to school can lead to improved agriculture, better health, improved community relations, and better management of natural resources, “the culture [here] does not allow the community to attach much premium on education,” Muthengi Muvea, the director of education in the sub-county of Turkana Central, told IRIN.

“A high number of pastoralists are not willing to wait for over 20 years to see returns on their investment, while a child has immediate returns such as dowry for girls and herding for boys,” he explained.

According to Muvea, at any given time, at least 40 percent of children who are supposed to be in school in Turkana County are not.

This is attributed to: parents migrating during drought in search of pasture and water; inadequate infrastructure; understaffing in schools; and the parents’ general unwillingness to enroll their children in school.

“January 2017 saw enrollment [in Turkana] drop by over 9,200 from the 2016 third term,” said Jesse Nyongesa, of the Ministry of Education.

Matters were made worse in the first few months of 2017 by an interruption in the provision of free school meals across much of the country, although these meals – provided since 1980 by WFP and the Kenyan government and now benefiting 1.5 million children at an annual cost of four billion shillings ($39 million) – resumed in May.

“During drought, the meal the children get in school is the only meal they are likely to get for the day,” said Matthew Epetet, the head teacher of a primary school in the Turkana Central village of Lochwa.

“It’s critical to attaining food security in this part of the country. Unless it's assured, the rate of retention is low, especially for the junior classes.”

Since it launched a Home-Grown School Meals programme in 2009, the government of Kenya has gradually increased its role in feeding school children. HGSM now benefits twice as many children as WFP’s contribution and is set to feed all by 2019.

Under the programme, food is bought from nearby farmers, thereby stimulating the local economy while encouraging children to attend school.

The interruption of free school meals, combined with the migration of parents in search of water and pasture, led attendance at the school to fall by more than half, said Epetet.

“From a total of 585 students, only 257 students are attending class now,” he said. “Among the 103 girls enrolled in school, about 37 are no longer in school. The pre-primary pupils have already stopped coming to school.”

The head teacher explained that the recent start of oil exploration in Turkana’s Lokichar Basin had been another factor in falling attendance.

“Fifteen boys have dropped out of school to work as motorcycle riders within Lokichar,” he said. “Some are seeking manuals job from those employed in oil exploration companies such as fetching water.”

Muvea believes it will take time before education fully improves the welfare of the community and contributes to a meaningful, sustainable manner of resilience.

“It's about perception,” asserted Muvea. “School becomes necessary during drought emergencies because of food access. The way pastoralists perceive education has to change if it is to play a fundamental role in strengthening their resilience.”

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          Apple's iPhone turns 10, bumpy start forgotten   

Apple's iPhone turns 10 this week, 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 1 billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone, which launched without an App Store and was restricted to the AT&T 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 hit its stride in 2008 when Apple introduced the App Store, which allowed developers to make and distribute their mobile applications with Apple taking a cut of any revenue.

Ten years later, services revenue is a crucial area of growth for Apple, bringing in $24.3 billion (S$33.5 billion) in revenue last year.

New model

Fans and investors are now looking forward to the 10th anniversary iPhone 8, expected this fall, asking whether it will deliver enough new features to spark a new generation to turn to Apple.

That new phone may have 3-D mapping sensors, support for "augmented reality" apps that would merge virtual and real worlds, and a new display with organic LEDs, which are light and flexible, according to analysts at Bernstein Research.

A decade after launching into a market largely occupied by BlackBerry and Microsoft devices, the iPhone now competes chiefly with phones running Google's Android software, which is distributed to Samsung Electronics and other manufacturers around the world.

Even though most of the world's smartphones now run on Android, Apple still garners most of the profit in the industry with its generally higher-priced devices.

More than 2 billion people now have smartphones, according to data from eMarketer, and Fadell, who has worked for both Apple and Alphabet, sees that as the hallmark of success.

"Being able to democratize computing and communication across the entire world is absolutely astounding to me," Fadell said.

"It warms my heart because that's something Steve tried to do with the Apple II and the Mac, which was the computer for the rest of us. It's finally here, 30 years later."

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          Daddy a sweetening begetter is    
The vocabulary explanation for sweetener papa is "a easy unremarkably aged man who supports or spends magnificently on a kept woman or woman."  A a tad more contemporary altered copy could likewise regard "boyfriend" in the account.  But, in footing of the sincere planetary...what scientifically is a sweetening daddy?A sweetening begetter is your middling old man, not necessarily old and worn.  He is more often than not in his mid-40s.  Many modern times he is married, but he may be unconnected or (rarely) a literal bachelor.  A sweetening pater is looking for joy and project.  He may be bored beside his wedding or his partner doesn't afford him the pleasure he of necessity.  He may be birth a mid-life crisis...or trying to skirt one.  Maybe he's bored.  Or friendless.  Maybe he doesn't privation a old-world human relationship because he complex long, problematical hours.  No business the reason, he has designated to chase a sweetening pop similarity to fulfil his needs.  Contrary to popular belief, a man does not have to be well-heeled in decree to be a sugar pa.  A refined sugar male parent can be someone.  Rich or middle-class.  Young or old. Single or married.  Chiseled physique or Jabba the Hut (but in general in concerning).  He's the man you come together at the furniture supply or the bar in your city's commercial enterprise constituency.  He is the fine-looking man on the golf game instruction or the bourgeois.  More than anything, he is a man who enters a connection wise to that he is foretold to present economic assist.  He knows that this is critical in maintaining the empathy.  Post ads:record call n95 / ways tell if he's cheating / hidden recorder android / i have never cheated on my wife / real spy monitor software / how to record phone call at home / he keeps on cheating on me / tennessee bureau investigation records / how to catch a cheater spy equipment / sms forwarding for android / iphone 4 vinyl / voice recording software for phone / bmw car key spy camera / dr. oz 5 signs of cheating / descargar programa para espiar conversaciones celular / best monitor computer graphics / china security & surveillance technology mergerA sugar father is not anticipated to be your unexceeded friend, an accomplished lover, your husband-to-be (though it has been known to occur), a Hollywood adult male.  More likely, he is a workaholic, a touch dysfunctional, a pink-collar white-collar.  When you do insight a sweetening daddy, you can trust him to be a financial advisor, a striking friend, human who pays for your car, teaching or rent, a "regular" guy.
          Emergenza migranti: dalla UE tante belle parole ma Macron si sfila   
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          Nigerian Muslim lady, Samiat Abimbola Owo-Alade Emerges Best Graduating Student In India (Photo)   

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          Abby Lee Miller's Prison Surrender Date Pushed Back After 'Emergency'   

Former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller is getting a last minute reprieve before she heads off to prison. On Wednesday, the 50-year-old posted an X-ray of her knee on Instagram with the caption: "Bone on bone! That kinda hurts a little." Miller, who was scheduled to check into prison Friday, has reportedly had an emergency so her surrender date is now set for July 12. Miller was sentenced on May 9 to a year and a day behind bars for hiding nearly $775,000 from a bankruptcy court.

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          The Outbreak That Wasn’t: Liberia’s “Post-Ebola” Moment   
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          Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition   
Nigeria Restructuring: Yorubas Are The Most Ungrateful Backstabbers – Arewa Youth Coalition

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Less than two weeks a quite notice was issued to Igbos living in the North by the controversial coalition of Arewa youth, they have moved south west, stating that, “the Yoruba are the most ungrateful stock in Nigeria”, in a statement signed on behalf of the group by Muhammed Shehu and Tanko Abdullahi, after an emergency meeting called by the coalition in Daura, Katsina State, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

In what may be the most inflammatory statement of the times, the Northern youth group, which said that they speak for the youth of Northern Nigeria, said “having given power to the Yoruba on a platter of gold in 1999 as a way of compensating them for the June 12 saga, it is quite worrisome and unfortunate that they have lived up to their legendary reputation of backstabbing and betrayal by supporting the divisive calls for restructuring or dismemberment of the nation against the will and desire of the north”.
“We gave the late Chief MKO Abiola the mandate in 1993 but shortly after that, as it is with the Yoruba as a culture, they immediately started circling around Abiola plotting on how to emasculate the north and strip us of every access we had to the politics and economy of this nation,” the Arewa group said.

“They had also raised a secret army of their elites to carry out these sinister plans against the north if Abiola eventually became president. It was this army that was unleashed on the nation in the guise of NADECO during the June 12 impasse.
“May we remind the Yoruba that without the willingness and magnanimity of the north, there was no way Abiola could have purportedly won that election, and that all the Yoruba have now as assets in the south west, especially Lagos, were given to them by our leaders out of our own usual magnanimity. However, time and time again, the Yoruba have always turned their back on us whenever their support is needed. They have chosen to pitch tent with the Igbo this time around just to spite us, but we shall not succumb to their antics.

“We are very much aware that all the attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari were planted in the media by the Yoruba and spread by southerners generally just to discredit the north in order to pave way for their son, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become president. But their plans will fail insha Allah.
“We shall resist every of such plans and ensure by all means possible, that the north completes its eight-year tenure and possibly even continue after then, and that the federal structure of Nigeria as it currently is, is not tampered with by secession mongers and their collaborators,” the statement concluded.
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          Messe et bénédiction des Pallium pour les nouveaux archevêques métropolites en la solennité des saints Apôtres Pierre et Paul (29 juin 2017)   

MESSE ET BÉNÉDICTION DES PALLIUMS
POUR LES NOUVEAUX MÉTROPOLITES
EN LA SOLENNITÉ DES SAINTS APÔTRES PIERRE ET PAUL

HOMÉLIE DU PAPE FRANÇOIS

Place Saint-Pierre
Jeudi 29 juin 2017

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La liturgie de ce jour nous offre trois mots essentiels pour la vie de l’Apôtre : confession, persécution, prière.

La confession est celle de Pierre dans l’Evangile, quand la question du Seigneur, de générale devient particulière. En effet, Jésus demande d’abord : « Au dire des gens, qui est le Fils de l’homme ? » (Mt 16, 13). Chez la plupart des gens, il émerge de ce “sondage” que le peuple considère Jésus comme un prophète. Alors le Maître pose aux disciples la question vraiment décisive : « Et vous ? Que dites-vous ? Pour vous qui suis-je ? » (v.15). A ce moment seul Pierre répond : « Tu es le Christ, le Fils du Dieu vivant » (v. 16). Voilà la confession : reconnaître en Jésus le Messie attendu, le Dieu vivant, le Seigneur de sa propre vie.

Cette question vitale, Jésus l’adresse aujourd’hui à nous, à nous tous, en particulier à nous pasteurs. C’est la question décisive, devant laquelle il n’y a pas de réponses de circonstance, parce que la vie est en jeu : et la question de la vie demande une réponse de vie. Car si l’on ne confesse pas Jésus Seigneur par sa propre vie, connaître les articles de foi sert à peu de choses. Aujourd’hui il nous regarde dans les yeux et demande : « Qui suis-je pour toi ? » Comme pour dire : « Suis-je encore, moi, le Seigneur de ta vie, la direction de ton cœur, la raison de ton espérance, ta confiance indestructible ? » Avec saint Pierre, renouvelons aujourd’hui, nous aussi, notre choix de vie comme disciples et apôtres. Passons de nouveau de la première à la seconde question de Jésus, pour être « à lui » non seulement en paroles, mais dans les faits et dans la vie.

Demandons-nous si nous sommes des chrétiens de salon, qui bavardent sur la manière dont vont les choses dans l’Eglise et dans le monde, ou plutôt des apôtres en chemin, qui confessent Jésus par la vie parce qu’ils l’ont dans le cœur. Celui qui confesse Jésus sait qu’il est tenu non seulement de donner son opinion mais de donner la vie ; il sait qu’il ne peut pas croire de manière tiède mais qu’il est appelé à “brûler” d’amour ; il sait que dans la vie il ne peut “se laisser vivre” ou s’installer dans le bien être, mais qu’il doit risquer de prendre le large, renouvelant chaque jour le don de soi. Celui qui confesse Jésus fait comme Pierre et Paul : il le suit jusqu’à la fin ; non jusqu’à un certain point, mais jusqu’à la fin, et il le suit sur son chemin, non pas sur nos chemins. Son chemin est le chemin de la vie nouvelle, de la joie et de la résurrection, le chemin qui passe aussi par la croix et par les persécutions.

Voilà le second mot, persécutions. Ce ne sont pas seulement Pierre et Paul qui ont donné le sang pour le Christ, mais toute la communauté, au début, a été persécutée, comme le rappelle le Livre des Actes des Apôtres (cf. 12, 1). Aujourd’hui aussi, en diverses parties du monde, parfois dans un climat de silence – un silence souvent complice -, beaucoup de chrétiens sont marginalisés, calomniés, discriminés, faits l’objet de violences même mortelles, souvent en l’absence d’engagement de la part de ceux qui pourraient faire respecter leurs droits sacrosaints.

Mais je voudrais surtout souligner ce que l’Apôtre Paul affirme avant d’« être – comme il écrit – offert en sacrifice » (2Tm 4, 6). Pour lui, vivre c’était le Christ (cf. Ph 1, 21), et le Christ crucifié (cf. 1Co 2, 1), qui a donné sa vie pour lui (cf. Ga 2, 20). Ainsi, fidèle disciple, Paul a suivi le Maître en offrant lui aussi sa vie. Sans la croix il n’y a pas de Christ, mais sans la croix il n’y a pas non plus de chrétien. En effet, « c’est le propre de la vertu chrétienne, non seulement de faire le bien, mais aussi de savoir supporter les maux » (Augustin, Disc. 46, 13), comme Jésus. Supporter le mal, ce n’est pas seulement avoir de la patience et aller de l’avant avec résignation ; supporter, c’est imiter Jésus : c’est porter le poids, le porter sur ses épaules pour lui et pour les autres. C’est accepter la croix, allant de l’avant avec confiance parce que nous ne sommes pas seuls : le Seigneur crucifié et ressuscité est avec nous. Ainsi, avec Paul nous pouvons dire qu’ « en toute circonstance nous sommes dans la détresse, mais sans être angoissés ; nous sommes déconcertés, mais non désemparés ; nous sommes pourchassés, mais non pas abandonnés » (2Co 4, 8-9).

Supporter, c’est savoir vaincre avec Jésus à la manière de Jésus, non pas à la manière du monde. Voilà pourquoi Paul – nous l’avons entendu – se considère comme un vainqueur qui va recevoir la couronne (cf. 2Tm 4, 8) et il écrit : « J’ai mené le bon combat, j’ai achevé ma course, j’ai gardé la foi » (v. 7). L’unique conduite de son bon combat a été de vivre pour : non pour lui-même mais pour Jésus et pour les autres. Il a vécu “en courant”, c’est-à-dire sans s’épargner, mais au contraire en se consumant. Il dit avoir gardé une chose : non pas la santé, mais la foi, c’est-à-dire la confession du Christ. Par amour pour lui, il a vécu les épreuves, les humiliations et les souffrances, qu’il ne faut jamais rechercher mais accepter. Et ainsi, dans le mystère de la souffrance offerte par amour, en ce mystère que tant de frères persécutés, pauvres et malades incarnent encore aujourd’hui, resplendit la force salvifique de la croix de Jésus.

Le troisième mot est prière. La vie de l’Apôtre, qui jaillit de la confession et débouche en offrande, se déroule tous les jours dans la prière. La prière est l’eau indispensable qui nourrit l’espérance et fait grandir la confiance. La prière fait que nous nous sentons aimés et nous permet d’aimer. Elle nous fait aller de l’avant dans les moments sombres, car elle allume la lumière de Dieu. Dans l’Eglise c’est la prière qui nous soutient tous et nous fait surmonter les épreuves. Nous le voyons encore dans la première lecture : « Tandis que Pierre était ainsi détenu dans la prison, l’Eglise priait Dieu pour lui avec insistance » (Ac 12, 5). Une Eglise qui prie est gardée par le Seigneur et marche en sa compagnie. Prier c’est lui confier le chemin pour qu’il en prenne soin. La prière est la force qui nous unit et nous soutient, le remède contre l’isolement et l’autosuffisance qui conduisent à la mort spirituelle. Car l’Esprit de vie ne souffle pas si l’on ne prie pas, et sans prière les prisons intérieures qui nous retiennent captifs ne s’ouvrent pas.

Que les saints Apôtres nous obtiennent un cœur comme le leur, fatigué et pacifié par la prière : fatigué parce qu’il demande, frappe et intercède, chargé de beaucoup de personnes et de situations à confier ; mais en même temps pacifié, parce que l’Esprit apporte consolation et force quand on prie. Combien il est urgent dans l’Eglise d’avoir des maîtres de prière, mais avant tout d’être des hommes et des femmes de prière, qui vivent la prière !

Le Seigneur intervient quand nous prions, lui qui est fidèle à l’amour que nous lui avons confessé et qui nous est proche dans les épreuves. Il a accompagné le chemin des Apôtres et il vous accompagnera vous aussi, chers frères Cardinaux, ici réunis dans la charité des Apôtres qui ont confessé la foi par le sang. Il sera aussi proche de vous, chers frères Archevêques qui, en recevant le Pallium, serez confirmés à vivre pour le troupeau, en imitant le Bon Pasteur qui vous soutient en vous portant sur ses épaules. Que le Seigneur lui-même, qui désire ardemment voir tout son troupeau réuni, bénisse et garde aussi la Délégation du Patriarche Œcuménique, et le cher frère Bartholomée, qui l’a envoyée en signe de communion apostolique.

 


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          Legal Marijuana Sales in Nevada: Eight Things You Need to Know   

This article was published in collaboration with AlterNet and first appeared here.

As of 12:01am Saturday, legal adult marijuana sales begin in Nevada. And they will commence immediately, with dispensaries on the Las Vegas Strip announcing plans to be open to usher in Sin City's newest attraction.

[image:1 align:left caption:true]But don't go lighting up on the Strip! Smoking in public is not allowed.

Nevada now joins Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington in allowing people to legally buy and sell weed in pot shops. It's the first of the states where voters legalized it at the polls to see shops open, getting out of the gate ahead of California, Maine, and Massachusetts.

That's because the state fast-tracked legal pot sales by granting licenses to a few dozen existing medical marijuana dispensaries in order to let them sell to any adults while officials finalized regulations for the legal marijuana market, which was mandated to begin by January 1, 2018.

So, now that you can add legal weed to Las Vegas's allures, here are a few things you need to know:

1. How much can I buy? Visitors and residents alike can purchase up to an ounce of buds and up to an eighth-ounce of marijuana edibles.

2. Where can I buy it? Look for medical marijuana dispensaries that have been granted recreational sales licenses. Those are clustered in the Las Vegas and Reno areas, including dispensaries on the Strip. There's a complete list of dispensaries here, but remember, not all have the recreational sales okay, so if you're about to go shopping, contact them directly to find out.

3. What do I need? You need to be at least 21 and have government-issued ID that says so. If you're a medical marijuana card holder, you don't have to be 21. And you need to have cash. That's because the federal government refuses to let banks handle marijuana business since pot is still federally illegal. Congress is working on this issue, but in the meantime, hit the ATM ahead of shopping.

4. What should I buy? Regular consumers will have a pretty good idea what they like, but novices can consult their budtenders. There will be a variety of high-quality, high-potency strains on sale, both "stimulating" sativas and "enervating" indicas, as well as a dizzying plethora of hybrid strains.

5. What about edibles? Edibles will be on sale, too, in a wide variety of forms, but because of emergency regulations issued Monday by the Department of Taxation, those products can contain no more than 10 milligrams of THC per dose or 100 milligrams per package. That 10 milligram measure is a good one; novice users will certainly feel an impact at that level. But those emergency regs, which also restrict packaging and labeling are likely to produce initial shortages of edibles given the short lag time between their promulgation and opening day.

6. What's it going to cost? Grams will be going for $10 to $15, ounces for anywhere from $150 for bargain buds to $325 for the primo. Edibles prices will depend on the various products.

7. Where can I smoke it? Well, therein lies the rub, especially for visitors. The only places smoking pot is allowed are at your home or on your front porch. There's no smoking it on the Strip, in clubs or casinos, at rock concerts, or any other public place. And there's no smoking it in hotel rooms, either. Either a lot of tourists are going to end up with public smoking citations, or they start making local friends in a hurry, or they end up paying smoke damage surcharges on their hotel room credit card bills, or all of the above. This is going to have to change, especially since estimates are nearly two-thirds of legal pot buyers are going to be visitors. In the meantime, it could make edibles more attractive.

8. Can I take it home with me? Not if you live in a state where it is illegal. And if you live in a state where it is legal, why bother? If you get caught trying to bring it onto an airplane, the TSA won't bust you (since they're looking for terrorists, not tourists), but will turn you over to the local cops, who also won't bust you (since your weed isn't illegal in Nevada), but the hassles might cause you to miss your flight.


          Chronicle AM: WHO Calls for Drug Decrim, NV Legal MJ Sales Start Saturday, More... (6/29/17)   

Massachusetts pols continue to work on a legalization implementation compromise, Nevada legal marijuana sales begin Saturday, a pair of federal sentencing reform bills get introduced, the World Health Organization calls for global drug decriminalization, and more.

[image:1 align:right caption:true]Marijuana Policy

Possible Tax Compromise in Massachusetts. House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) has said he may be willing to move away from the House's position that retail marijuana sales be taxed at 28%, more than twice the 12% envisioned in the legalization initiative and the competing Senate bill. "I suppose there could be some negotiation," he said, referring to a legislative conference committee trying to reach agreement. "I found they are having fruitful conversations, so to speak, so I am hopeful," DeLeo said.

Nevada Legal Sales Begin at 12:01 a.m,Saturday. Nevadans and visitors will be able to legally purchase marijuana as of a minute after midnight Saturday. A few dozen medical marijuana dispensaries have been licensed to sell their products to anyone 21 and over with a proper ID as a stopgap measure before the recreational marijuana sales system goes online next year, and at least some of them will be open Saturday night to take advantage of the commencement of early legal sales. But tourists in particular will have to figure out where to smoke it -- there's no smoking on the strip, in casinos, or hotel rooms.

Medical Marijuana

Nevada Dispensaries Get Tougher Regulations on Edibles as Legal Sales Loom. Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) Monday signed a Taxation Department emergency regulation that will impose tougher regulations beginning Saturday, the same day legal recreational pot sales through dispensaries begins. Under the new regulations, edibles can't contain more than 10 milligrams of THC per dose or 100 per package, they can't resemble lollipops or other products marketed to children, they can't look like real or fictional characters or cartoons, and they can't have images of cartoon characters, action figures, toys, balloons or mascots on the packaging.

Sentencing

Cory Booker Files Bill to Encourage States to Reduce Prison Populations. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has filed Senate Bill 1458, "to establish a grant program to incentivize states to reduce prison populations, and for other purposes." The bill is not yet available on the congressional web site.

Keith Ellison Files Bill to Defelonize Drug Possession, End Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has filed House Resolution 3074, "to reclassify certain low-level felonies as misdemeanors, to eliminate the increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base, to reinvest in our communities, and for other purposes. The bill is not yet available on the congressional website.

International

UN World Health Organization Calls for Global Drug Decriminalization. The call came in a joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care. One way that nations can do that, WHO said, is by: "Reviewing and repealing punitive laws that have been proven to have negative health outcomes and that counter established public health evidence. These include laws that criminalize or otherwise prohibit gender expression, same sex conduct, adultery and other sexual behaviors between consenting adults; adult consensual sex work; drug use or possession of drugs for personal use; sexual and reproductive health care services, including information; and overly broad criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, exposure or transmission."

Human Rights Watch Calls Duterte's First Year a Human Rights Calamity. The New York-based human rights watchdog said Wednesday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office was "a human rights calamity" with thousands of people killed in Duterter's war on drugs. "President Duterte took office promising to protect human rights, but has instead spent his first year in office as a boisterous instigator for an unlawful killing campaign," Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement. "Duterte has supported and incited 'drug war' killings while retaliating against those fearless enough to challenge his assault on human rights," he added. Human Rights Watch also slammed Duterte for subjecting critics of his anti-drug campaign to harassment, intimidation, and even arrest. "A UN-led international investigation is desperately needed to help stop the slaughter and press for accountability for Duterte's human rights catastrophe," the group said.


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          The 64th Sydney Film Festival Awards On Body and Soul (Berlin winner)   

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The 64th Sydney Film Festival tonight awarded On Body and Soul, directed by Ildikó Enyedi, the prestigious 10th anniversary Sydney Film Prize, out of a selection of 12 Official Competition films. 

The $60,000 cash prize for 'audacious, cutting-edge and courageous' film was awarded to Enyedi at the Festival’s Closing Night Gala awards ceremony and event at the State Theatre, ahead of the Australian premiere screening of Bong Joon-ho's Okja. 

Accepting the award, Enyedi said, “It was such an amazingly strong competition. It’s marvellous that such a film can move so many people, it gives me so much hope in cinema and in human communication.”

Sydney filmmakers Sascha Ettinger Epstein and Claire Haywood were awarded the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary’s $10,000 cash prize for The Pink House, about the last brothel in old mining town Kalgoorlie.

The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films saw the $7000 cash prize for the Dendy Live Action Short Award going to Adele, directed by Mirene Igwabi.  Sunday Emerson Gullifer was Highly Commended for her short film Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.  And Daniel Agdag's animation Lost Property Office took out both the $7000 Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director and the $5000 Yoram Gross Animation Award.

The Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award, a $5,000 prize for the best short screenwriting, was awarded to Michael Cusack, the writer and director of stop motion animation After All.  And the writers of Screenability short film The Milky Pop Kid, Johanna Garvin and Emily Dash, were Highly Commended. 

The $10,000 Sydney-UNESCO City of Film Award, bestowed by Create NSW to a trail-blazing NSW-based screen practitioner, went to Indigenous Australian actor, director and writer Leah Purcell.

Chris Freeland announced he will step down as Sydney Film Festival Chair while remaining on the Board.   Freeland, a Partner of Baker McKenzie and a member of its Asia Pacific Regional Council, chaired the organisation for eight years.  He led an era of expansion as well as industry and public popularity, seeing attendances almost double.

Festival Board Director Deanne Weir was welcomed to the position of Chair. Weir has over 25 years’ experience in media and communications and is Foxtel’s Managing Director, Content Aggregation and Wholesale.  She is also a renowned television producer and philanthropist whose passion is to support the advancement of women in the community.

Sydney Film Festival CEO Leigh Small said, “This year again, the Festival exceeded previous attendance figures – a continuing ten-year trend. There was an average of 72% capacity across all sessions with almost 185,000 attendances. This result marks a fitting end to Chris Freeland’s eight year tenure during which the number of people attending the Sydney Film Festival almost doubled.”

Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said: “2017 has been a significant year for film and filmmakers.   As the world looks for ways to understand and interpret the momentous events and challenges facing humanity, filmmakers across the globe have risen to the challenge.

“From refugees and the horrors of war, to the state of the world’s oceans,  this program of films - screened to Australian audiences for the first time at the 64th Sydney Film Festival - has provided an opportunity to debate and discuss some of the most pressing and contentious issues of our time.

“With a spotlight on questions of equality in race, sexuality, wealth, accessibility, and many other global conversations, these 12 days have provided a wealth of stories from diverse viewpoints and a moment in time to take stock of who, what and where we are today.

“I congratulate all the winners and all of the finalists, as well as the hundreds of filmmakers who have joined us at the Festival to present their ideas and opinions in films, talks and discussions,” he said.

THE SYDNEY FILM PRIZE

On awarding the Sydney Film Prize to Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul, Jury President Margaret Pomeranz said:

"Over the past 12 days we’ve experienced a most extraordinary cinematic journey curated by Sydney Film Festival.

"We’ve seen films about women struggling to find a space for themselves in a world that seems to want to keep them in their place; there have been films about transgressions, from youthful murder to child abuse.

"We’ve seen films about the many faces of sexual desire; we’ve been invited into worlds of wonder we have never experienced and we’ve been exposed to the ugly side of ourselves, through racism, poverty, cruelty and displacement.  And we’ve also been invited into the world of human compassion.

"And that element of compassion is very present in the film we’ve chosen to award the Sydney Film Prize.  It’s a film that shows us that even in this divided world we are capable of sharing the same dreams, that amongst the ugliness of a slaughterhouse, kindness, gentleness can be found," she said.

"So the Sydney Film Prize goes to the graceful, measured and ever so compassionate On Body and Soul from Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi."

Winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, On Body and Soul is Enyedi’s visually ravishing return to filmmaking after an 18-year break.  The film is about the unconventional romance between two co-workers who discover that each night they have exactly the same dreams.

The Festival jury was comprised of Australian film critic Margaret Pomeranz, critically acclaimed Nepali director Deepak Rauniyar, former senior film executive of South Korean powerhouse CJ Entertainment Kini Kim, independent Asian-Canadian animator Ann Marie Fleming, and Australian film producer Rosemary Blight of smash-hit The Sapphires and acclaimed television series Cleverman.

Previous winners include: Aquarius (2016), Arabian Nights (2015); Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation (2011); Heartbeats (2010); Bronson (2009); and Hunger (2008).

The competition is endorsed by FIAPF, the regulating body for international film festivals, and is judged by a jury of five international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals.

The selection of films in Competition for the SFF 2017 Sydney Film Prize are listed HERE.

THE DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY

The Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary was awarded to The Pink House from filmmakers Sascha Ettinger Epstein and Claire Haywood. The Jury comprising award-winning Asian-American filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation Dr Mitzi Goldman and Australian based Iranian filmmaker Amin Palangi in a joint statement said:

"Amongst ten noteworthy films, one film enthralled us with its blend of nuanced characters and narrative depth. 

“In classic cinema verite fashion, the filmmaker introduces us to two singular women who give her unfettered access to their constantly changing lives, revealing a profound trust between filmmaker and subject that renders this film deeply personal and intimate.

“Through the unflinching gaze of her lens, this filmmaker immerses us in a world that, in less disciplined hands, could very well have been voyeuristic.  Instead we are treated to a film that is handled with affection and grace.”

“We the Jury give the Australian documentary prize to Sasha Ettinger Epstein and Claire Haywood for The Pink House.” 

2017 marks the fourth year the prize has been supported by the Foundation.

Previous winners include: In the Shadow of the Hill (2016); Only the Dead (2015); 35 Letters (2014); Buckskin (2013); Killing Anna (2012); Life in Movement (2011); and The Snowman (2010). In 2009 the inaugural prize was shared between Contact and A Good Man, and each film received a $10,000 cash prize.

The 10 finalists for the 2017 Sydney Film Festival Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary are listed HERE.

THE DENDY AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

The Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films were awarded to Mirene Igwabi for Adele (Dendy Live Action Short Award), Sunday Emerson Gullifer for Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow (Highly Commended), and Daniel Agdag for Lost Property Office (Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director and Yoram Gross Animation Award). The Jury comprised Canadian filmmaker Kirsten Carthew, former Vice President of Paramount Pictures Mike Selwyn, and Australian film producer Kath Shelper. In a joint statement, the Jury said:

"This year’s Jury was particularly excited by the exceptional talent that continues to emerge from Australia’s animation sector.

“We were captivated by the original and diverse stories and variety of animation techniques presented in both the Dendy Awards and in the rest of the Festival.

“Lost Property Office stood out for its direction, storytelling and exquisite visuals that could only have been realised through animation, which was the perfect choice of medium to tell this story.”

The Festival’s short-film competition is now in the 48th year; and has been sponsored by Dendy Cinemas for 29 years. Winners of the Best Live Action Short Film award and the Yoram Gross Animation award, sponsored by Yoram Gross Films, are Academy Award-eligible, opening new pathways for many Australian filmmakers.

These ground-breaking awards have kick-started the careers of many prominent filmmakers, with past competitors Warwick Thornton, Ariel Kleiman, Cate Shortland, Jane Campion, Phillip Noyce and Ivan Sen among Dendy Awards alumni.   

The 10 finalists for the 2017 Dendy Award for Australian Short Film are listed HERE.

EVENT CINEMAS AUSTRALIAN SHORT SCREENPLAY AWARD

A jury comprising Canadian filmmaker Kirsten Carthew, former Vice President of Paramount Pictures Mike Selwyn, and Australian film producer Kath Shelper awarded the Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award to Michael Cusack, the writer and director of stop motion animation After All. Highly Commended the writers of Screenability short film The Milky Pop Kid, Johanna Garvin and Emily Dash.

Sponsored by Event Cinemas, Anthony Kierann, Area General Manager, Event Cinemas said:

“Event Cinemas is proud to once again sponsor The Event Cinema’s Australian Short Screenplay award.  Events acknowledges and supports the idea, concept and vision of a short film as penned by the writers in this exciting category.

“To be able to participate and support an outstanding written script by an Australian at this iconic film festival, we hope to encourage and support the writer towards inspiring development and achievements in the film landscape. We applaud all the short films within the category as stand out short films from the writers.”

The Australian short films eligible for the 2017 Event Cinemas Australian Short Screenplay Award are listed HERE.

Winners of all Sydney Film Festival awards are presented with the Festival’s signature mesmeric swirl award, designed and handmade in Sydney by Festival partners Dinosaur Designs.

The UNESCO Sydney City Of Film Award

The $10,000 Sydney-UNESCO City of Film Award, bestowed by Create NSW to a trail-blazing NSW-based screen practitioner, went to Indigenous Australian actor, director and writer Leah Purcell.

ABOUT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

From Wednesday 7 June to Sunday 18 June 2017, the 64th Sydney Film Festival offers Sydneysiders another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, international guests and more.

Sydney Film Festival also presents an Official Competition of 12 films that vie for the Sydney Film Prize, a highly respected honour that awards a $60,000 cash prize based on the decision of a jury of international and Australian filmmakers and industry professionals. Previous Sydney Film Prize winners: Aquarius (2016); Arabian Nights (2015); Two Days, One Night (2014); Only God Forgives (2013); Alps (2012); A Separation (2011); Heartbeats (2010); Bronson (2009); and Hunger (2008).

The Festival takes place across Greater Sydney: at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, Art Gallery of NSW, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Randwick Ritz, Casula Powerhouse, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFF Outdoor Screen in Pitt Street Mall.

The Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world’s longest-running film festivals. For more information visit: www.sff.org.au.

The 64th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The Festival’s Strategic Partner is the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

 

 

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Layups for early morning commutes?


          Pennsylvania teenager shot in road rage incident   
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          Circulation Management Association of Canada Merges with Magazines Canada   

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 29, 2017) - The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) has merged with Magazines Canada. The merger was unanimously recommended by the CMC Board and ratified by its members during the CMC's annual general meeting yesterday in Toronto. The CMC, Canada's national association for circulation professionals, will now take steps to dissolve the association and merge with Magazines Canada, the national trade association for all magazine media.

The CMC was formed in 1981 to provide training and professional development in circulation management. Magazines Canada, founded in 1973, is the national association representing the majority of Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business magazines. Following a similar merger announced earlier this year, Magazines Canada now continues the tradition of advocating and serving the Canadian magazine industry that goes back nearly 100 years, to the original founding of the Canadian Business Press in 1920.

Under this agreement, the longstanding partnership between the two organizations will be made permanent. Current CMC members will receive access to Magazines Canada's professional development events and services, and can elect to join a renewed and empowered Circulation Marketing Advisory Committee which will advise the Board and staff on professional development (including the MagNet conference), awards programs, and research. Additionally, the CMC legacy will continue under Magazines Canada in the form of a maintained brand identity and web archive.

"The CMC and Magazines Canada have worked together for many years in supporting the magazine marketing industry. This merger secures our ability to support the circulation industry at a national level for the years to come. Closer cooperation and one collective voice means a stronger, brighter future for magazine marketing professionals, and I look forward to working together," said Amanda Beattie, President of the Circulation Management Association of Canada and Audience Marketing Manager for AZURE Magazine.

"This is a great move for the industry: it builds off Magazines Canada's strong national marketing campaigns and the distribution service that we offer our members. Even more importantly, a merger with the CMC brings the voices and perspectives of important players along the supply-chain to the table -- from suppliers and distribution all the way to retail -- it makes a lot of sense for us to be working together," said Scott Jamieson, Chair of Magazines Canada's board of directors and Director of Engagement for Annex Business Media.

About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national association representing the majority of Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business magazines. French and English member titles cover a wide range of interests across multiple platforms including arts and culture, business and professional, lifestyle and food, news and politics, sports and leisure, women and youth. The association focuses on government affairs, professional development, coordinating national awards programs and marketing campaigns, and delivering services that meet the needs of the magazine industry.

          EMS Technician Intermediate Paramedic - Prairie Mountain Health - Russell, MB   
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          Emergency Response and Recovery in Nepal   
"Emergency Response and Recovery in Nepal" by Catholic Relief Services (CatholicMom.com)
CRS Photo of the Month: Catholic Relief Services details emergency response and recovery efforts in Nepal following an April 2015 earthquake followed by landslides during monsoon season.
          How Your Family Can Help Families in Nepal: Pray, Learn, Act and Give   
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          [wanabidii] Top Headlines: Indo-China border tension intensifies; both deploy 3,000 troops   
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          [wanabidii] News Digest: Here's how GST will affect your dating game   
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Only the brave will take on Air India: Anand Mahindra
Media reports have speculated that Tata Group could buy a stake in Air India, which it owned before the carrier was nationalised nearly 70 years ago. Tata is yet to comment. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is to head a committee to decide the quantum of Air India disinvestment

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2011 attack on Akbaruddin Owaisi: 4 convicted, Mohammed Pahelwan acquitted
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Telangana-Fiber to be turned into private firm
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'Taakis' razed, turned into swanky commercial bldgs
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          Sicilia nella morsa del caldo e degli incendi. Ondata di calore verso il capolinea: le previsioni per il weekend   

Torna lo spettro dell’estate 2007 sul versante tirrenico messinese, in piena emergenza incendi. In presenza di forti venti meridionali, le temperature hanno raggiunto un picco massimo di +44,2°C a Caronia e valori compresi tra i 41 e i 43°C a Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Brolo, Capo d’Orlando, Pace del Mela e Torregrotta. Le raffiche fino ai […]

L'articolo Sicilia nella morsa del caldo e degli incendi. Ondata di calore verso il capolinea: le previsioni per il weekend proviene da La Gazzetta Catanese.


          Crystal Lake residents seek relief from city for continual flooding in backyards   
CRYSTAL LAKE – Donald Adams never knows how much water to expect in his backyard after seasonal showers and thunderstorms, but the 68-year-old Crystal Lake resident knows rain on his block means he will have to run the water pump.

In most cases, Adams or his wife, Susan, must throw on waders and trudge through about 3 feet of dirty rainwater to fill the pump with gasoline and keep it spitting water out in front of their house on Pine Street.

“If I wasn’t doing that, everybody’s basement would flood,” Adams said. “People don’t realize … I’m still sucking all the groundwater out so that when it does rain, there’s some percolation left.”

Residents living in the block immediately southeast of the Route 14 and West Crystal Lake Avenue intersection are frustrated with the city for not finding a solution to the flooding problem, which has cost them money and left them without access to their backyards for much of the summer. However, the city has been denied grant money to help fund a solution.

Pools of grimy, putrid rainwater stood for weeks after June 14 thunderstorms dumped nearly 5 inches of rain across McHenry County, and about 3 more inches of rain that fell Wednesday night in Crystal Lake made the problem worse.

For between 10 and 12 affected homes, rainwater on average ponds longer than a standard swimming pool and covers large portions of residents' yards. Mosquitoes and other flying insects are attracted to the standing water and make it nearly impossible for people to stand in the backyards at night without pests biting or bothering them, residents said.

“Half the summertime, it’s full of water back there,” said Mike Sanchez, who has lived on West Crystal Lake Avenue for the past two and a half years and is concerned about the safety concern the flooding poses to his children. Sanchez said the family has even considered moving to a different neighborhood.

Thomas O’Brien has lived on the corner of West Crystal Lake Avenue and South Oriole Trail for nearly 50 years and said the buildup of water in his backyard has always been a problem. He remembered watching geese land in "ponds of water" that sometimes extend more than 100 feet across the residents' yards.

O’Brien said the problem has continued over the years as the city has developed the area along South Virginia Street for businesses.

Specifically, O’Brien pointed to the business strip at 25 S. Virginia St. and suggested rainwater could be traveling down the downward-sloping asphalt drive that backs right up to the affected area.

“I think the city goofed on it,” O’Brien said. “My feeling is, if the city gave these people that built the office buildings permits to build, then they should have said, ‘All right, you should have some holding tanks.'"

Adams also takes issue with the businesses building along Virginia Street, which were developed more than decade ago, according to the McHenry County assessor records. Adams said he has kept notes on correspondence with the city dating back to the mid-1990s.

By his estimate, Adams has spent about $30,000 over the years for flooding-related expenses such as gas, oil, electricity and replacing a furnace and hot water tank. He also spent about $5,000 in order to have his basement sanitized.

“We never had water like this until all those properties went in,” Adams said. “Connect the dots; it’s completely absurd to say that has nothing to do with it.”

The city of Crystal Lake has identified the area as one that has “continually flooded,” City Engineer Abby Wilgreen said.

Hey and Associates Inc., an engineering and ecological consulting firm, prepared a report for the city in 2009 on the flooded area between Pine Street and Oriole Trail – labeled the “Pine Street depression” – that suggested a relief storm sewer or a stormwater pumping station could be implemented.

Wilgreen, however, also said the businesses along Virginia Street do not contribute at all to the ongoing problem.

“The area in the backyard is like a big bowl,” Wilgreen said. “Whether that was asphalt or that was grass back there behind that business, the water is still going to end up in those people’s backyards because water flows downhill. It’ll always end there in those backyards because there’s nowhere else for it to go.”

Wilgreen said the city has been pursuing possible solutions to the flooding since at least 2012 that would help resolve the problem for residents.

Between 2012 and 2014, the city twice applied for — and was twice denied — funding from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that awards grants to states, local governments and Indian tribes for long-term hazard mitigation projects, Wilgreen said.

Grant funding is awarded on a case-to-case basis to projects on either public or private property that are both “environmentally sound” and “cost effective” and aimed at solving a problem and preventing future damage, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency website.

“Since we didn’t get that grant, we’re trying to check for everything, and one of the possible options is potentially adding like a pump there that would pump the water into the storm sewers,” Wilgreen said.

She said if the city can create a feasible engineering plan to implement a working pump near the backyards, it would need to be added as an item for next year’s budget approval on May 1, 2018. It also would then need approval from the City Council.

For some residents, confirmation that the city is looking into the problem is enough to quell the frustrations that come with every rainfall. O’Brien’s wife, Mary, said she might not be able to build a small garden in her backyard in the near future but believes someday it will be a possibility.

“When she called, it gave us some hope,” Mary O’Brien said after talking with Wilgreen on the phone.

Other residents, such as Adams, feel like they are going around in circles with the city and believe there is no end in sight.

“They told us that kind of stuff in 2010 and that it would be resolved in 2015,” Adams said. “With all due respect, I don’t believe a word.”


          Walgreens ends its attempt to buy Rite Aid   
NEW YORK – Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid after resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal.

The proposed merger, first announced in 2015, was initially for about $9.4 billion but was whittled down to about $6.8 billion earlier this year.

For scrapping the transaction, Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay Rite Aid Corp. a $325 million termination fee. It will pay Fred's Pharmacy an additional $25 million following the termination of a related asset deal.

Under the new agreement, Walgreens will buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for about $5.18 billion in cash. Walgreens also will assume the related real estate leases and certain limited store-related liabilities. Rite Aid will have an option, exercisable through May 2019, to become a member of Walgreen's group purchasing organization.

Walgreens said Thursday that the stores it purchases from Rite Aid will be converted to the Walgreens brand "over time." The stores included in the agreement are mostly located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The three distribution centers are in Dayville, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The new transaction is targeted to close within the next six months.

Before the new deal, Deerfield-based Walgreens and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid faced a complicated task of easing antitrust concerns to complete the buyout. The companies initially expected to sell no more than 500 stores to appease regulators, but that was eventually pushed to 1,200 stores.

The combination of Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore, and Rite Aid would have created a drugstore giant with more than 11,000 stores nationally, even with the sale of more than a thousand stores. That would have been a few thousand more than the nearest competitor, CVS Caremark Corp.

Meanwhile, Walgreens reported a 5.3 percent boost in fiscal third-quarter profit to$1.16 billion, or $1.07 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.33 per share.

Revenue rose 2.1 percent to $30.1 billion.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were looking for earnings of $1.31 per share on $29.68 billion in revenue.

Rite Aid reported a first-quarter adjusted loss of 5 cents per share on revenue of $7.78 billion.

Shares of Rite Aid plunged more than 22 percent in premarket trading, while Fred's stock tumbled nearly 20 percent. Shares of Walgreens were up 6.5 percent.


          Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected   
WASHINGTON – A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling, aren't so much an outright ban as a tightening of already-tough visa policies affecting citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. Refugees are covered, too.

Administration officials promised that implementation this time, which started at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT), would be orderly. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Dan Hetlage said his agency expected "business as usual at our ports of entry," with all valid visa holders still being able to travel.

Still, immigration and refugee advocates are vowing challenge the new requirements and the administration has struggled to explain how they will make the United States safer.

Under the temporary rules, citizens of Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen who already have visas will be allowed into the United States. But people from those countries who want new visas will now have to prove a close family relationship or an existing relationship with an entity like a school or business in the U.S.

It's unclear how significantly the new rules will affect travel. In most of the countries singled out, few people have the means for leisure travel. Those that do already face intensive screenings before being issued visas.

Nevertheless, human rights groups on Thursday girded for new legal battles. The American Civil Liberties Union, one of the groups challenging the ban, called the new criteria "extremely restrictive," ''arbitrary" in their exclusions and designed to "disparage and condemn Muslims."

The state of Hawaii filed an emergency motion Thursday asking a federal judge to clarify that the administration cannot enforce the ban against relatives – such as grandparents, aunts or uncles – not included in the State Department's definition of "bona fide" personal relationships.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer met with customs officials and said he felt things would go smoothly.

"For tonight, I'm anticipating few issues because, I think, there's better preparation," he told reporters at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday night. "The federal government here, I think, has taken steps to avoid the havoc that occurred the last time."

Much of the confusion in January, when Trump's first ban took effect, resulted from travelers with previously approved visas being kept off flights or barred entry on arrival in the United States. Immigration officials were instructed Thursday not to block anyone with valid travel documents and otherwise eligible to visit the United States.

Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center, said the rules "would slam the door shut on so many who have waited for months or years to be reunited with their families.

Trump, who made a tough approach to immigration a cornerstone of his election campaign, issued a ban on travelers from the six countries, plus Iraq, shortly after taking office in January. His order also blocked refugees from any country.

Trump said these were temporary measures needed to prevent terrorism until vetting procedures could be reviewed. Opponents noted that visa and refugee vetting were already strict and said there was no evidence that refugees or citizens of those six countries posed a threat. They saw the ban as part of Trump's campaign promise to bar Muslims from entering the United States.

Lower courts blocked the initial ban and a second, revised Trump order intended to overcome legal hurdles. The Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated the revised ban but exempted travelers who could prove a "bona fide relationship" with a U.S. person or entity. The court offered only broad guidelines.

In guidance issued late Wednesday, the State Department said the personal relationships would include a parent, spouse, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States. It does not include other relationships such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles. On Thursday, the State and Homeland Security departments had both expanded the range of bona fide relationships to include fiancés.

Business or professional links must be "formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading" the ban. Journalists, students, workers or lecturers who have valid invitations or employment contracts in the U.S. would be exempt from the ban. The exemption does not apply to those who seek a relationship with an American business or educational institution purely for the purpose of avoiding the rules.

Refugees from any country will face similar requirements. But the U.S. has almost filled its quota of 50,000 refugees for the budget year ending in September and the new rules won't apply to the few remaining slots. With the Supreme Court set to consider the overall ban in October, the rules could change again.

The travel ban may have the largest impact on Iranians. In 2015, the most recently available data, nearly 26,000 Iranians were allowed into the United States on visitor or tourist visas. Iranians made up the lion's share of the roughly 65,000 foreigners from the six countries who visited with temporary, or non-immigrant visas that year.

American journalist Paul Gottinger, said he and his Iranian fiancee applied for a visa nearly a year ago but are still waiting on a decision. Gottinger says they were to wed at a Japanese garden in his parents' home state of Minnesota this month but postponed the ceremony until August because they had not yet received the visa.

Now, he expects they will have to delay again.

"Every twist and turn of the courts, we're holding our hearts and our stomachs are falling to the floor," he said by phone from Turkey.

The new regulations are also affecting the wedding plans of Rama Issa-Ibrahim, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.

She is Syrian-American and had planned to get married this fall. While her father in Syria may be able to get a visa, her aunts and uncles may well be blocked.

"I would love for them to be at this wedding, and unfortunately, they aren't going to be able to be here," she said, adding that the ceremony would be postponed.

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Associated Press writer Amy Taxin and Andrew Dalton in Los Angeles and Michael Noble in New York contributed to this report.


          Algonquin-based District 300's first safety director caps nine years on job   
Retiring District 300 Safety Director Gary Chester remembers former Superintendent Kenneth Arndt asking him whether he would be one of those six-month wonders who stays for a short while until something better comes along.

Chester's background made him more than qualified. He spent 35 years as a police officer – 22 of them as a police chief and 15 of them as a public safety director, plus military experience and a certificate from the FBI national academy.

However, his family lived in Michigan, and while Chester reassured Arndt that his stay would last longer than half a year, in the back of his mind he thought he would take the next job offer he got closer to home.

Instead, despite several job offers, Chester spent the next nine years working for the district on weekdays and commuting to his Union City, Michigan, home on the weekends.

He never imagined he'd stay as long as he has, and now, as he moves on to retirement, he faces the challenge of leaving the friendships he's built and the community he's grown to love behind.

If his family was nearby, Chester said they would have to drag him out in his coffin.

"There are bookmarks in your life as you go on. Usually, it's marriage, it's your first kids, it's all your kids being born. It's graduation of the kids," Chester said. "This [job] is one of the big bookmarks of my life."

Looking back, Chester believes the most important part of his job was what staff affectionately dubbed the "Scary Gary Show" – training that covers what to do during weather emergencies, fires and violent situations.

How staff responds to an emergency situation is what ultimately determines the outcome, Chester said, and working on managing staff's psychological response to emergencies is important.

Knowing where to go and what to do in a crisis situation does not matter if a teacher or supervisor freezes up, he said.

"The general public and parents don't really understand how much responsibility we place on the shoulders of those teachers," Chester said. "It's hard enough to get through [a crisis situation] alone and now, we throw 20 to 30 kids at them and say protect them as well."

One piece to that training that Chester said many other schools and school districts fail to do is include substitute teachers.

There are anywhere from two to 20 substitutes in each school on any given day, which is why Chester made sure every substitute is required to watch a two-hour safety presentation before filling in for teachers.

"It's not just ensuring that our students have a safe environment," Superintendent Fred Heid said, "but that our staff does, too."

Heid said that the staff appreciated Chester's presence, and the training Chester gave was always well-received.

"It's easy to put policies into place," Heid said. "It's hard to get people on board with them."

Heid said he has seen safety directors at other districts have an intimidating presence and create an uneasiness when they enter a room. This is not the case with Chester, Heid said. Chester is just there to help.

Chester said he leaves District 300 feeling the appreciation of the community he served over the last nine years. A joint effort of several grateful staff members led June 14 to officially become Gary Chester Day.

Several staff members, local fire fighters, police officers and Algonquin village officials that Chester worked with over the years came together to celebrate his retirement and announce that his name is in several village calendars.

"Even though we promised not to make a huge fuss, we did anyways," Linda Keyes, Heid's executive assistant, said.

Keyes went to all nine municipalities that the district serves and asked them to put together a resolution for Gary Chester Day which was eventually passed with each one.

Chester started as safety director when it was a brand new position to the 22,000-student district. Todd Rohlwing will fill the position after spending the past two months being trained by Chester.

Rohlwing worked for the Illinois State Police and has a military background. To learn more about how school security works on the ground level, he took on the role of student security officer at Hampshire High School.

Chester believes he is leaving the district in good and capable hands, but still finds it to be a challenge to leave the position behind.

"What happened to all the years that [have] flown behind me? It's a transition," Chester said. "If I didn't love what I was doing, it would be a lot easier, but it's hard to walk away from something you love and the love I also get from the staff."


          Third fire ant infestation confirmed at Nagoya port   
A third fire ant infestation has emerged at Nagoya port, following two similar discoveries last month in Kobe, the Aichi Prefectural Government said Friday. The ...
          Présentation du livre "La marche noire" de Mohammed Cherfaoui et Marti (Ven 29 Sept 2017)   
En présence de Mohammed Cherfaoui et de Fatiha Saidi. Aïssa a 20 ans lorsqu’il se fait expulser manu militari de la terre d’Algérie qui l’a vu naître. La blessure est si profonde qu’elle reste béante. Est-ce pour échapper au chagrin qui le submerge ou au désir de vengeance qui l’assaille ? Aïssa ne voit qu’une issue pour rester debout : le déni. Telle une porte qui se claque définitivement sur 20 ans de sa vie et les efface. 40 ans plus tard, il constate des fissures dans l’édifice d’une vie qu’il a bâti de ses propres mains. Elles portent un nom
          How to Set Up Git Version Control For Your Drupal Website   
How to Set Up Git Version Control For Your Drupal Website
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David Csonka Mon, 01/30/2017 - 05:01

Having version control for your Drupal website is an incredibly useful tool. It not only benefits the programming workflow if you are are involved with custom module development, but also is beneficial if your primary concern is just support for Drupal core and module updates.

Version control helps make it easier to deploy new code, keep track of changes in your code, and if there are problems, to roll back your code to the previous version from before the error came about. If you are using applying updates or changes directly to your code (definitely a bad idea for a live website) not having version control in place can make rolling back changes very laborious and could potentially introduce even more errors.

"Git" With the Program!

Git is a popular version control system that is used extensively throughout the open source web development community.

You can download Git easily from this webpage: http://git-scm.com/downloads with additional information about how to install Git provided here: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Installing-Git.

Now, it's one thing to just install Git, but it's another thing to make use of version control like Git in a way that is beneficial to your workflow, and helps keep your Drupal websites in good working order during updates. Here are some guidelines to help you along the way.

1. Set up a central or remote repository to work off of. A repository is a term for a contained set of files and commit objects for a Git controlled project. It is like a history of the changes made to the project over time. By having a remote repository to act as your official source (perhaps at a provider like BitBucket.org) it can function as a sort of backup for your code. Additionally, it can be helpful as the transition space to provide for moving your project and it's code between different server environments, like with a Dev->Staging->Production workflow.

2. Use forks and branches so that you aren't always immediately pushing changes to your primary repository. Sometimes you may want to test changes and it could take a little way to do that, but in the meantime, an important emergency patch needs to be applied. If you are constantly pushing changes to your primary repository, the one you use to update your production website, then you may get in a situation where you have to pull in changes that you aren't ready to deploy yet.

You can learn more about Git "branches" and a "forking workflow" with these helpful tutorials (branches) and (forking) and a more advanced fork/pull-request workflow for teams .

One of the most important things to remember is that while version control can help you out in a tough situation by making it easier to rollback or update code, it won't actually make sure your code is well formulated or your patches don't create other problems. Always be sure to test your updates thoroughly.

 

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          Festival Les Mauvaises Graines   
Le festival de musiques actuelles Les Mauvaises Graines revient pour une nouvelle édition le 1 et le 2 septembre 2017 au Silo, à Verneuil-sur-avre dans l’Eure.   Cette année sera la 9e édition de notre festival qui prône la convivialité, l’ouverture à tous et la découverte musicale. La programmation musicale comptera 15 formations musicales et sera toujours basée sur l’éclectisme. Artistes reconnus nationalement et groupes émergents de la scène normande et nationale se côtoieront sur scène pour vous offrir une escapade musicale surprenante et festive. Village culturel avec de nombreuses animations ( cinéma de plein air, dépôt/vente de vinyles, ateliers créatifs, laboratoires sonores, radio associative…), restauration, parking et camping sur
          Ofcom findings on Fox/Sky merger published   
Ofcom’s findings relating to 21st Century Fox’s proposed acquisition of Sky have just been published
          Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans   

The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Vampire army and his struggle for Lycan freedom.


          GIT和SVN之间的五个基本区别    

如果你在读这篇文章,说明你跟大多数开发者一样对GIT感兴趣,如果你还没有机会来试一试GIT,我想现在你就要了解它了。

GIT不仅仅是个版本控制系统,它也是个内容管理系统(CMS),工作管理系统等。如果你是一个具有使用SVN背景的人,你需要做一定的思想转换,来适应GIT提供的一些概念和特征。所以,这篇文章的主要目的就是通过介绍GIT能做什么、它和SVN在深层次上究竟有什么不同来帮助你认识它。

那好,这就开始吧…

1.GIT是分布式的,SVN不是:

这是GIT和其它非分布式的版本控制系统,例如SVN,CVS等,最核心的区别。如果你能理解这个概念,那么你就已经上手一半了。需要做一点声明,GIT并不是目前第一个或唯一的分布式版本控制系统。还有一些系统,例如BitkeeperMercurial等,也是运行在分布式模式上的。但GIT在这方面做的更好,而且有更多强大的功能特征。

GIT跟SVN一样有自己的集中式版本库或服务器。但,GIT更倾向于被使用于分布式模式,也就是每个开发人员从中心版本库/服务器上chect out代码后会在自己的机器上克隆一个自己的版本库。可以这样说,如果你被困在一个不能连接网络的地方时,就像在飞机上,地下室,电梯里等,你仍然能够提 交文件,查看历史版本记录,创建项目分支,等。对一些人来说,这好像没多大用处,但当你突然遇到没有网络的环境时,这个将解决你的大麻烦。

同样,这种分布式的操作模式对于开源软件社区的开发来说也是个巨大的恩赐,你不必再像以前那样做出补丁包,通过email方式发送出去,你只需要创建一个分支,向项目团队发送一个推请求。这能让你的代码保持最新,而且不会在传输过程中丢失。GitHub.com就是一个这样的优秀案例。

有些谣言传出来说subversion将来的版本也会基于分布式模式。但至少目前还看不出来。

2.GIT把内容按元数据方式存储,而SVN是按文件:

所有的资源控制系统都是把文件的元信息隐藏在一个类似.svn,.cvs等的文件夹里。如果你把.git目录的 体积大小跟.svn比较,你会发现它们差距很大。因为,.git目录是处于你的机器上的一个克隆版的版本库,它拥有中心版本库上所有的东西,例如标签,分 支,版本记录等。

3.GIT分支和SVN的分支不同:

分支在SVN中一点不特别,就是版本库中的另外的一个目录。如果你想知道是否合并了一个分支,你需要手工运行像这样的命令svn propget svn:mergeinfo,来确认代码是否被合并。感谢Ben同学指出这个特征。所以,经常会发生有些分支被遗漏的情况。

然而,处理GIT的分支却是相当的简单和有趣。你可以从同一个工作目录下快速的在几个分支间切换。你很容易发现未被合并的分支,你能简单而快捷的合并这些文件。

4.GIT没有一个全局的版本号,而SVN有:

目前为止这是跟SVN相比GIT缺少的最大的一个特征。你也知道,SVN的版本号实际是任何一个相应时间的源代 码快照。我认为它是从CVS进化到SVN的最大的一个突破。因为GIT和SVN从概念上就不同,我不知道GIT里是什么特征与之对应。如果你有任何的线 索,请在评论里奉献出来与大家共享。

更新:有些读者指出,我们可以使用GIT的SHA-1来唯一的标识一个代码快照。这个并不能完全的代替SVN里容易阅读的数字版本号。但,用途应该是相同的。

5.GIT的内容完整性要优于SVN:

GIT的内容存储使用的是SHA-1哈希算法。这能确保代码内容的完整性,确保在遇到磁盘故障和网络问题时降低对版本库的破坏。这里有一个很好的关于GIT内容完整性的讨论 –http://stackoverflow.com/questions/964331/git-file-integrity

GIT和SVN之间只有这五处不同吗?当然不是。我想这5个只是“最基本的”“最吸引人”的,我只想到这5点。如果你发现有比这5点更有趣的,请共享出来,欢迎。






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          ALGUNOS APUNTES SOBRE "CIUDAD SUR"   



Por Renzo Vaccaro Meza. 10 de agosto de 2012, Campus Menchara Lira de la UCT


“Ciudad Sur” –el segundo libro del escritor y periodista Luis Marín– es una novela cuyo formato de bolsillo resulta algo engañoso. Engañoso, pues contiene nada menos que 17 relatos imbricados, cronológicamente ordenados, aunados a un prólogo y 70 notas al pie, que aluden a una ciudad que bien pudiera ser Temuco, y que denota un complejo circuito de relaciones humanas que se ramifican en los extramuros del aparataje cultural.

Es éste un circuito poblado de oscuros personajes –como el depravado emprendedor que fundó una universidad– que movidos por los antivalores del egoísmo, la corrupción y la ambición ilimitada, constituyen una estética del desacato, donde el narrador, ya en primera o tercera persona, Antonio Roquentin se sitúa como un francotirador, cuyas municiones descarga a mansalva.

Esta serie de relatos que funden ficción y realidad, ilustran un ámbito de acción –el de la gestión cultural en todo su dilatado espectro– heterogéneo, carente de filtros profesionales y de normativas. Un ámbito de acción expuesto como una especie de jungla amazónica, con estética de reality o western televisado en horario prime, donde la especie humana se caricaturiza y se la expone como bestia hambrienta y desequilibrada.

Por ejemplo, en las notas al pie reseñadas, más que aclarar los contextos biográficos de los sindicados, lo que el autor hace es confirmar y robustecer con mayores elementos, devotos del más acucioso periodismo, sus poco elegantes estilos. En efecto, en estos singulares dispositivos el autor aplica el desmontaje ético de los productores de arte y cultura, desplazándolos desde el Olimpo al escarnio del lector, como un cuadro hiperrealista, descriptivo y frío, o un drama teatral que alude al caos y a la desesperanza. Y en ese sentido, “Ciudad Sur” es un guiño a la desesperanza, a la falta de proyección social, y la ciudad que recrea es un espacio desahuciado.

Pero por otra parte, los 17 relatos de este libro están antecedidos por epígrafes extraídos de los siete Libros Sapienciales de La Biblia católica –tales como Proverbios 4, 17; Job 12, 6; Eclesiastés 4, 10; o Proverbios 7, 18…– que, como sabemos, forman parte de ese “libro de los libros”, de ese texto que es acaso el más significativo de la cultura occidental. Y ello hace aflorar al narrador como una suerte de Giacomo Savonarola que denuncia la patología social, pero que en este caso no ofrece descanso en el arrepentimiento final. Emerge, entonces, una fallida redención, donde Cristo, paradigma del supliciado que perece en el silencio, se transfigura en Antonio Roquentin, nacido el 11 de marzo de 1977.

¿Quién es Antonio Roquentin, el narrador de estos textos que a ratos asemejan novelas condensadas? Roquentin, el co-protagonista –que agazapado acusa y después huye a limpiar excusados a Bélgica– baila sobre su propia tumba, al develar y amplificar hasta el hastío y la parodia el “carnaval de esperpentos culturales” –como sale en la contraportada– que circundan estas páginas que él mismo ha compendiado. Y como parodia de las pretensiones de los artistas de embellecer la realidad, opera en “Ciudad Sur” una siniestra maquinaria de deslegitimización en 360 grados, cuyo alcance destructivo salpica al mismo narrador o antologador de los 17 relatos del libro.


Aquí no hay héroes, ni tampoco redimidos. Roquentin nos indica que validar es ejercer poder, y esa autoridad no es más que un ejercicio performativo. Es la onda expansiva de este texto la que lo arroja a la vereda opuesta del poder. Es su propia visión la que –junto con hacerlo imprescindible– lo ha desnudado y desarmado frente a los otros lectores.

En todo caso, parece que el autor no nos quiere encandilar acá con ninguna sorpresa, y son sus propios colegas del arte y la cultura –reconocibles como seres de carne y hueso– quienes a través de sus imposturas estéticas y políticas, han servido de precursores de las febriles historietas de “Ciudad Sur”.

Sabido es que los mundos del arte nacional operan muchas veces bajo paradigmas impostados de éxitos foráneos, que en realidad tampoco allí son tan exitosos como acá nos lo parece, y están más bien lejos del catálogo de papel couché y de la ilusión de la industria cultural. Por eso y lo anterior, podemos decir que opera en “Ciudad Sur” un ultraje al oficio del artista, el desmontaje de una ética pespuntada por el amiguismo y el chaqueteo encubierto. Por eso, no puedo dejar de recordar a la pintora Celia Leyton –una de las precursoras del arte moderno en La Araucanía–, que en algunos pasajes de su libro autobiográfico “Rupanzungu”, daba cuenta, por allá por los años 40, de las dificultades que le ofreció la institucionalidad del arte regional para sacar adelante su oficio, en una Ciudad Sur dominada por el patriarcado y el academicismo importado.

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          Do Neonics Hurt Bees? Researchers and the Media Say Yes. The Data Do Not.    

This story is being co-published with the Genetic Literacy Project.

On Thursday, Science published a large-scale study on the relationship between bees and a pesticide, neonicotinoids. It got quite a bit of pickup in the press—Nature touted that the “Largest-Ever Study of Controversial Pesticides Finds Harm to Bees,” while the BBC explained that a “Large-Scale Study ‘Shows Neonic Pesticides Harm Bees.’ ” The Scientist said the same, with “Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees,” and PBS followed suit with “Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are Slowly Killing Bees.”

These headlines seem to reflect a line included in the abstract of the study itself: “These findings point to neonicotinoids causing a reduced capacity of bee species to establish new populations in the year following exposure.”

Sure sounds like a bummer for the bees. One problem: The data in the paper (and hundreds of pages of supporting data not included but available in background form to reporters) do not support that bold conclusion. No, there is no consensus evidence that neonics are “slowly killing bees.” No, this study did not add to the evidence that neonics are driving bee health problems.

Unfortunately, and predictably, the overheated mainstream news headlines also generated a slew of even more exaggerated stories on activist and quack websites where undermining agricultural chemicals is a top priority (e.g., Greenpeace, End Times Headlines, and Friends of the Earth). The takeaway: The “beepocalypse” is accelerating. A few news outlets, such as Reuters (“Field Studies Fuel Dispute Over Whether Banned Pesticides Harm Bees”) and the Washington Post (“Controversial Pesticides May Threaten Queen Bees. Alternatives Could Be Worse.”), got the contradictory findings of the study and the headline right.

But based on the study’s data, the headline could just as easily have read: “Landmark Study Shows Neonic Pesticides Improve Bee Health”—and it would have been equally correct. So how did so many people get this so wrong?

This much-anticipated two year, $3.6 million study is particularly interesting because it was primarily funded by two major producers of neonicotinoids, Bayer Crop Science and Syngenta. They had no involvement with the analysis of the data. The three-country study was led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, or CEH, in the U.K.—a group known for its skepticism of pesticides in general and neonics in particular.

The raw data—more than 1,000 pages of it (only a tiny fraction is reproduced in the study)—are solid. It’s a reservoir of important information for entomologists and ecologists trying to figure out the challenges facing bees. It’s particularly important because to date, the problem with much of the research on neonicotinoids has been the wide gulf between the findings from laboratory-based studies and field studies.

Some, but not all, results from lab research have claimed neonics cause health problems in honeybees and wild bees, endangering the world food supply. This has been widely and often breathlessly echoed in the popular media—remember the execrably reported Time cover story on “A World Without Bees.” But the doses and time of exposure have varied dramatically from lab study to lab study, so many entomologists remain skeptical of these sweeping conclusions. Field studies have consistently shown a different result—in the field, neonics seem to pose little or no harm. The overwhelming threat to bee health, entomologists now agree, is a combination of factors led by the deadly Varroa destructor mite, the miticides used to control them, and bee practices. Relative to these factors, neonics are seen as relatively inconsequential.

I’ve addressed this disparity between field and lab research in a series of articles at the Genetic Literacy Project, and specifically summarized two dozen key field studies, many of which were independently funded and executed. This study was designed in part to bridge that gulf. And the devil is in the interpretation.

According to the lead researcher Richard Pywell of the CEH:

We’ve shown for the first time negative effects of neonicotinoid-coated seed dressings on honeybees and we’ve also shown similar negative effects on wild bees. … Our findings are a cause for serious concern.

I agree that there might be cause for serious concern if the studies had shown convincing evidence of negative effects. But a review of the data—by the GLP and independent scientists—concludes differently. The European study focused on three types of bees placed in fields across three countries—Germany, Hungary, and the U.K. As Jenna Gallegos noted in her particularly nuanced analysis in the Washington Post:

[T]he results were not as clear-cut as experts had hoped. … The differences between bees in treated or untreated fields were largely insignificant, and many of the bees in both groups died before they could be counted.

Overall, the data collected from 33 different fields covered 42 analyses and 258 endpoints—a staggering number. The paper only presented a sliver of that data—a selective glimpse of what the research, in its entirety showed.

What patterns emerged when examining the entire data set? Here is a chart assembled from data supplied to the research funders by the CEH (but not released in the published study) with the findings summarized (light green indicates “no impact,” red points to “negative impact,” and dark green suggests neonics had a positive impact).

In sum, of 258 endpoints, 238—92 percent—showed no effects. (Four endpoints didn’t yield data.) Only 16 showed effects. Negative effects showed up 9 times—3.5 percent of all outcomes; 7 showed a benefit from using neonics—2.7 percent.

As one scientist pointed out, in statistics there is a widely accepted standard that random results are generated about 5 percent of the time—which means by chance alone we would expect 13 results meaninglessly showing up positive or negative.

Norman Carreck, science director of the International Bee Research Association, who was not part of either study, noted, the small number of significant effects “makes it difficult to draw any reliable conclusions.”

When pressed, even Pywell acknowledged the conflicting data.

The data were rife with other contradictions. Worker bees and drones in Britain struggled to survive the winter, but the same variety of wild bees increased in Germany. Egg production also increased in Germany but fell in Hungary.

The health problems seemed to have little to do with pesticides. A fungal infection ran roughshod over Hungary’s bees. In Britain, they were decimated by the deadly and unrelenting Varroa destructor mite—even the controls suffered losses 400 percent greater than the national average. These catastrophic loss numbers suggest the field experiments may have been poorly constructed—raising doubts about the standard of research for the entire research project.

The broader context of the bee health controversy is also important to understand; bees are not in sharp decline—not in North America nor in Europe, where neonics are under a temporary ban that shows signs of becoming permanent, nor worldwide. Earlier this week, Canada reported that its honeybee colonies grew 10 percent year over year and now stand at about 800,000. That’s a new record, and the growth tracks the increased use of neonics, which are critical to canola crops in Western Canada, where 80 percent of the nation’s honey originates.

Managed beehives in the U.S. had been in steady decline since the 1940s, as farm land disappeared to urbanization, but began stabilizing in the mid-1990s, coinciding with the introduction of neonicotinoids. They hit a 22-year high in the last count.

Global hive numbers have steadily increased since the 1960s except for two brief periods—the emergency of the Varroa mite in the late 1980s and the brief outbreak of colony collapse disorder, mostly in the U.S., in the mid-2000s.

So the bees, contrary to widespread popular belief, are actually doing all right in terms of numbers, although the Varroa mite remains a dangerous challenge. But still, a cadre of scientists well known for their vocal opposition to and lobbying against neonics have already begun trying to leverage the misinterpretation of the data. “In the light of this new study, continuing to claim that use of neonicotinoids in farming does not harm bees is no longer a tenable position,” David Goulson, a University of Sussex bee biologist, known in anti-neonic circles as a scientist-for-hire, told the U.K.’s Science Media Centre.

But other, less ideologically invested scientists were far more circumspect. “We learn again: It’s complicated,” said biologist Tjeerd Blacquière of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The mixed findings are likely to intensify ongoing debates about restricting or banning the compounds, with both sides claiming vindication.

The study, while problematic and contradictory in its results, is not without value. It has underscored that it’s possible or even likely that exposure to miticides or insecticides—including neonics, which like all insecticides are designed to target insects—increases the vulnerability of bees to disease and other threats. But that could be said about any chemical, including organic treatments. In Europe, where neonics have been banned since 2013 (based almost entirely on disputed lab studies), farmers have turned to alternatives that are far more toxic to both bees and humans, such as Lorsban and pyrethrins. Canola production is down, and bee health has shown no appreciable change. Farmers are in open revolt, and bees are arguably the worse for it.

Within hours of the release of the study, advocacy groups opposed to intensive agricultural techniques had already begun weaponizing the misreported headlines.

“It shows that industry claims that neonicotinoids do not harm bees at field-relevant concentrations are baseless,” said a Greenpeace senior scientist, a marine biologist with no background in entomology.

“Pressure mounts for a complete ban on neonicotinoid pesticides as landmark study confirms these chemicals are harming bees,” wrote Friends of the Earth.

But viewing the date from the European study in context makes it even more obvious that sweeping statements about the continuing beepocalypse and the deadly dangers to bees from pesticides, and neonicotinoids in particular, are irresponsible. That’s on both the scientists, and the media.


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A wildfire which began earlier this week between Spain's Valencia and Castellon cities has continued to spread on Friday, according to emergency services.It has destroyed around 1,000 hectares of forest in the Sierra de la Calderona natural park, reports Xinhua news agency.The fire is believed to have been provoked by a lightning strike. On Thursday, it consumed around 600 hectares of land as it was fanned by strong winds throughout the day.The Regional Aut..
          France, Spain, Italy & Portugal to Share Online Poker Pools   

Universally accessed, border-free online poker - at least in Europe - is showing signs of resurgence from its ashes.

At least that's the impression left after an announcement today from French gaming regulator ARJEL.

On July 6 the Regulatory Authorities of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal will sign an agreement for the shared liquidity of online poker.

As communicated by the General Directorate of Game Management:

"This agreement will lay the foundations for cooperation between the signatory authorities in such a framework and will be followed by developments within each jurisdiction that are necessary in order to make liquidity possible for the game of poker. "

After years of being in walled off, segregated markets, this is great news for French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese poker players and means the opening of internet frontiers for players.

It also likely means a surge in new poker offerings from licensed online rooms to bring in new recreational players and expand the player pool even further.

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Regulators make it happen.

In the Works Since Last May

The agreement between Spain, France, Italy and Portugal didn't emerged from nowhere.

Last May regulators from Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom held a meeting in Lisbon where several aspects of administrative cooperation between the parties were discussed.

Issues such as money laundering and terrorist financing, new games, virtual currencies, cross border enforcement and prevention of fraud were discussed.

Shortly after the DGOJ held a meeting with the Danish Regulatory Authority (Spillemyndigheden), whose legislation is very similar to the Spanish one, and where also conversations of future were held.

UK, Germany Not Included for Now

While the inclusion of major poker playing populations like the UK, Germany and Scandinavia would be a dream it will be the countries of "Southern Europe" that take the first step on July 6 in Rome.

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Adding UK would be nice, too.

France, Spain, Italy and Portugal will give their online players the opportunity to do something they have advocated for for years: to play amongst each other.

The expanded player pool will likely inspire poker rooms like PokerStars, PartyPoker and 888poker to consider organizing tournaments that take into account the overall pool of players from all four countries (although some operators are not yet licensed in some countries, like 888poker in Portugal).

It's also well known that the #1 French poker operator, Winamax, is preparing its entry into Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Details of the implementation are still to be sorted but the framework for cooperation should be in place the begin the process starting as early as next week.

w/ files from Alvaro Quiros.



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          (USA-NY-Bronx) Clinical Supervisor, LMSW - Health Home   
**Job Description** **Acacia Network ,** a progressive organization servicing communities across New York State is one of the largest nonprofit organization in the country. Its mission is to partner with communities, lead change, and promote healthy and prosperous individuals and families. Acacia Network offers an array of community-based services, including Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Housing, and Education. We are seeking a **Clinical Supervisor, LMSW for our Health Home Program. ** CLICK HERE to learn more about Acacia Network. **Acacia Network seeks a Licensed Social Worker **to provide comprehensive leadership and supervision to the Health Home Team of Care Managers. Be an integral part of the Health Home leadership team to educate, provide insight, ensure quality and engage in member retention. A Health Home is a medicaid care management service model to provide patients with chronic conditions, including mental health conditions, substance abuse disorders, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, whereby all of an individual’s caregivers communicate with one another so that all of a patient’s needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a “care manager” who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital. **Key Essential Functions Include: ** * Provide leadership and ongoing supervision to the assigned Care Management Staff * Provide ongoing oversight and ensure quality assurance regarding Care Management outreach, engagement and coordination activities * Review, approve and sign off on clinical documentation including but not limited to, Baseline Assessments, Plans of Care * Manage the overall Care Manager document submission process as it relates to monthly billing and coordination services * Educate and provide recommendation for member care coordination activities/services * Assign and manage Member enrollment and assignment to Care Management staff * Adhere to the standards, policies and procedures, and goals of Health Home * Review all Member information and Care Manager documentation entered into the billing, health information portals * Act as a liaison in coordinating member care activities with staff, internal and external service providers * Participate in staff and organizational meetings as required * Perform other appropriate duties as requested by Administrator and Deputy Administrator * Perform monthly Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement duties * Provide clinical training for Care Managers on Chronic Diseases * Work closely with Deputy Administrator on special projects, assessment of staff training needs ' Benefits: As one of the paramount not for profit corporations in the country, we offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package; a multitude of benefits, including comprehensive full health care package, disability, life insurance, coupled with a generous vacation and 401K plan as well as flexible schedules. Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employment services or agencies need respond. Job Requirements * LCSW/LMSW – NYS Licensure * Two-Three years supervisory/management experience strongly preferred * Three Years of practice experience, preferably in behavioral/mental health and chemical dependency * Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred *Location:* Bronx, NY *Posted:* 6/13/2017 *Category:* Health Home *Job Type:* Employee *Required Education:* Master (MA, MS...)
          (USA-NY-Bronx) Clinical Supervisor, LMSW - Health Home   
**Job Description** **Acacia Network ,** a progressive organization servicing communities across New York State is one of the largest nonprofit organization in the country. Its mission is to partner with communities, lead change, and promote healthy and prosperous individuals and families. Acacia Network offers an array of community-based services, including Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Housing, and Education. We are seeking a **Clinical Supervisor, LMSW for our Health Home Program. ** CLICK HERE to learn more about Acacia Network. **Acacia Network seeks a Licensed Social Worker **to provide comprehensive leadership and supervision to the Health Home Team of Care Managers. Be an integral part of the Health Home leadership team to educate, provide insight, ensure quality and engage in member retention. A Health Home is a medicaid care management service model to provide patients with chronic conditions, including mental health conditions, substance abuse disorders, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, whereby all of an individual’s caregivers communicate with one another so that all of a patient’s needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a “care manager” who oversees and provides access to all of the services an individual needs to assure that they receive everything necessary to stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital. **Key Essential Functions Include: ** * Provide leadership and ongoing supervision to the assigned Care Management Staff * Provide ongoing oversight and ensure quality assurance regarding Care Management outreach, engagement and coordination activities * Review, approve and sign off on clinical documentation including but not limited to, Baseline Assessments, Plans of Care * Manage the overall Care Manager document submission process as it relates to monthly billing and coordination services * Educate and provide recommendation for member care coordination activities/services * Assign and manage Member enrollment and assignment to Care Management staff * Adhere to the standards, policies and procedures, and goals of Health Home * Review all Member information and Care Manager documentation entered into the billing, health information portals * Act as a liaison in coordinating member care activities with staff, internal and external service providers * Participate in staff and organizational meetings as required * Perform other appropriate duties as requested by Administrator and Deputy Administrator * Perform monthly Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement duties * Provide clinical training for Care Managers on Chronic Diseases * Work closely with Deputy Administrator on special projects, assessment of staff training needs ' Benefits: As one of the paramount not for profit corporations in the country, we offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package; a multitude of benefits, including comprehensive full health care package, disability, life insurance, coupled with a generous vacation and 401K plan as well as flexible schedules. Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employment services or agencies need respond. Job Requirements * LCSW/LMSW – NYS Licensure * Two-Three years supervisory/management experience strongly preferred * Three Years of practice experience, preferably in behavioral/mental health and chemical dependency * Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred *Location:* Bronx, NY *Posted:* 6/13/2017 *Category:* Health Home *Job Type:* Employee *Required Education:* Master (MA, MS...)
          WILDLIFE: Plague re-emerges in N.M.   
Three people in New Mexico have caught the plague, according to health officials.
          (USA-NY-Oswego) Per Diem Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse   
Tracking Code
148303

Job Description

I believe that better care begins at home.
Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence - that-s what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nation-s leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.

Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, including Gentiva, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.

I believe in working for a company that cares as much as I do.

We offer a unique employment package that includes:

  • Unprecedented opportunities for career growth.
  • Clinical ladder for professional credentialing and advancement.
  • Innovative specialties with cutting-edge training and development.
  • Flexible full-time, part-time and PRN positions.

I believe my work is my calling.

As a Home Health LPN, you will:

  • Provide professional nursing services under the direction of a RN in compliance with the state's Nurse Practice Act, any applicable licensure/certification requirement, applicable healthcare standards, governmental laws and regulations, and Gentiva Health Services policies and procedures.
  • Provide skilled nursing interventions in the treatment of the patient/clients illness, rehabilitative needs and preventative care. Utilize a holistic approach in the provision of problem specific therapeutic interventions, teaching and training activities in accordance with the plan of care.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in accordance with accepted standards of clinical practice to facilitate problem resolution and achieve individualized patient goals and outcomes.
  • Confer with the RN Supervisor regarding needed changes in the Plan of Treatment. Accept verbal orders from physician were permitted by state law/regulations/Nurse Practice Act and communicate these orders to the RN Supervisor.
  • Utilize a systematic, individualized goal/outcome driven approach in implementing the nursing plan of care.
  • Maintain contact with patients, physicians, clinical manager(s), other members of the healthcare team in a timely manner regarding patient/family needs and status changes. Participate in care coordination activities and discharge planning as appropriate.
  • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature. Share information only when the recipient's right to access is clearly established and the sharing of such information is dearly in the best interests of the patient.
  • Appropriately communicate to ensure adherence to professional standards in the provision of and availability of supplies, materials and equipment needed to safely and effectively implement the plan of care.
  • Prepare, submit and maintain documentation as required by the Company and/or facility. Visit/shift notes documented on day services are rendered.

Required Skills

Qualifications:

  • LPN or LVN licensed in the state where program is located
  • Graduate of accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program
  • Minimum of one-year general nursing experience
  • Community health/Hospice or medical/surgical experience
  • Understanding of Hospice philosophy and needs of terminally ill
  • Self-directed with ability to work with little supervision
  • Demonstrate excellent observation, good nursing judgment and communication skills
  • Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner

Required Experience

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          Manlleu recorda les primeres eleccions democràtiques de 1977 amb una obra de teatre al Museu del Ter   


És la nova proposta teatral d'estiu del Museu i la companyia CorCia



Aquest juny fa exactament 40 anys de les primeres eleccions democràtiques a l'estat espanyol, després de la mort de Franco. Manlleu recordarà aquesta època de la transició amb l'espectacle 1977. Aquesta és la nova proposta teatral d'estiu que organitzen conjuntament el Museu del Ter i la companyia CorCia des del 2008. L'obra se submergeix en aquest moment històric per explorar les tensions i contradiccions que viuen quatre personatges amb diferents posicionaments i visions dels canvis polítics i socials.

Segons un dels directors, Joan Roura, han explicat la història "a través d'una família, un pare i una filla" i "dos personatges més que són com dues finestres que s'obren" per als protagonistes, provocant-los "esperança i amenaça". En aquest sentit, l'altra directora, Anna Presegué, ha remarcat que mitjançant "les històries personals, parlem de tot el context". A més, el fet que només hagin passat 40 anys "és interessant perquè és un moment que encara molta gent se'l pot sentir seu".

Per la seva banda, el director del Museu, Carles Garcia, ha explicat que l'obra es concentra en dos dies: les primeres eleccions democràtiques del 15 de juny de 1977, i 10 dies després: el 25 de juny. Precisament aquest dia va dimitir el darrer alcalde franquista de Manlleu, després de la pressió popular.

Cada espectacle, una recerca

El director del Museu del Ter ha remarcat que "cada espectacle implica una recerca". Precisament per fer 1977 han parlat amb gent que va viure aquesta època com polítics, capellans, activistes, sindicalistes i periodistes de Manlleu. A més, per saber exactament els cartells que hi havia a la capital de Ter també es va recórrer a l'arxiu fotogràfic de Carles Molist.

L'espectacle 1977 és la sisena obra conjunta del Museu del Ter i CorCia Teatre. Des del 2008 han programat diferents espectacles durant els mesos d'estiu com Torn de nit. Crònica negra, Ànimes de Batan, El Meu Barri, L'Aiguat i Bates Blaves. A mesura que ha passat els anys, més d'un miler de persones han passat per alguns dels passis de cada obra. Per exemple, l'any passat, un total de 1.426 persones van passar per les 25 representacions de Bates Blaves. Garcia ha apuntat que és un gran repte per la bona fluència que van tenir l'any passat.

L'espectacle que s'estrena aquest divendres 30 de juny està dirigit per Joan Roura i Anna Presegué, i el repartiment està format per Jordi Arqués, Anna Busanya, Marta Parramón i Joan Roura. A més, també hi ha treballat personal tècnic del Museu del Ter. Les funcions seran divendres i dissabtes des del 30 juny al 12 d'agost a les 9 del vespre.

Publicat per
Presentació de «1977», la nova proposta teatral de CorCia Teatre i el Museu del Ter | Adrià Costa
Carles Fiter, Manlleu | 26/06/2017


          1db USB 5V 3 LED Mobile Power Bank töltő box 4 AA - Jelenlegi ára: 997 Ft   
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NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.
P056607
Vásárlással kapcsolatos fontos információk:
Köszöntjük oldalunkon!
Az adásvétel megkönnyítése érdekében, kérjük olvassa el vásárlási feltételeinket, melyeket rendelésével automatikusan elfogad.
Kedvezmény: Amennyiben termékeink közül minimum 50 db-ot vásárol, kedvezményt biztosítunk. Kérjük igényelje a kedvezményt ügyfélszolgálatunktól.
US hálózati csatlakozós termékeink esetén, külön rendelhető a termékeink között található US-EU átalakító adapter.
Fontos! Ha a leírásban NEM szerepel, hogy ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? (szín/minta/méret nem választható), akkor rendeléskor kérjük mindenképp írja bele a megjegyzés rovatba a kiválasztott színt/mintát/méretet, ellenkező esetben kollégáink véletlenszerűen postázzák. Ez esetben utólagos reklamációt nem fogadunk el.
Ahol a ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? kijelentés szerepel, sajnos nincs lehetőség szín/minta/méret kiválasztására. Ilyenkor kollégáink véletlenszerűen küldik a termékeket.
Kommunikáció: minden esetben kizárólag email-ben, mert így visszakövethetőek a beszélgetések.
Hibás termék: visszautaljuk a vételárat vagy újrapostázzuk a terméket megállapodástól függően, miután visszapostázta a megadott címre.
Visszautalás: a vételárat visszautaljuk, vagy a terméket újraküldjük ha nem érkezik meg a termék.
Ez esetben kérjük jelezze email-en keresztül, hogy megoldást találhassunk a problémára!
Garancia: 3 hónap! Amennyiben valóban hibás a termék, kérjük vegye fel velünk a kapcsolatot és kicseréljük vagy visszavásároljuk a terméket megegyezéstől függően.
Számlázás: Az elektronikus számlát (pdf. formátumú) Angliában regisztrált cégünk állítja ki, az ÁFA nem kimutatható, az utalás magyar céges számlánkra történik.
A szállítási idő: az összeg átutalása után 9-12 munkanap, de a postától függően előfordulhat a 25-35 munkanap is! A posta szállítási idejéért cégünk nem tud felelősséget vállalni, az említett szállítási idő tájékoztató jellegű!
Nagyon fontos! Kérjük ne vásároljanak akkor, ha nem tudják kivárni az esetleges 35 munkanap szállítási időt!
strong>Postázás: Termékeinket külföldről postázzuk.
Nagy raktárkészletünk miatt előfordulhat, hogy egy-két termék átmenetileg vagy véglegesen elfogy raktárunkból, erről mindenképp időben értesítjük és megfelelő megoldást kínálunk.
Utalás: Kizárólag átutalást (házibank, netbank) fogadunk el (bankszámláról bankszámlára),   Banki/Postai készpénz befizetést/Rózsaszín csekket ill. egyéb NEM!
Átutalásnál a rendelésszámot feltétlenül adja meg a közlemény rovatba, ellenkező esetben előfordulhat, hogy nem tudjuk visszakeresni a rendelését. Ebben az esetben nyilvánvalóan nem tudjuk a terméket postázni ill. Önt sem tudjuk értesíteni, hiszen nincs kiindulópontunk!
Fizetés/szállítás:
-2000Ft felett (postaköltséggel együtt) CSAK es KIZÁRÓLAG ajánlottan postázzuk a terméket az alábbiak szerint:
-Ajánlott posta esetén az első termékre a posta 890Ft , minden további 250 Ft/db.
- Sima Levélként 2000Ft alatt: az első termékre a posta 250Ft, minden további termék posta díja 250Ft/db.
Átvétel: azoknak a vásárlóknak akik nem veszik át a rendelt terméket a postától és visszaküldésre kerül a termék cégünkhöz, a postaköltség újbóli megfizetésével tudjuk csak újraküldeni, illetve amennyiben az összeget kéri vissza, a termékek árát tudjuk csak visszautalni, postaköltség nélkül. A termék átvétele az Ön felelőssége! Amennyiben a Mi hibánkból nem tudja átvenni, pl téves címzés miatt, így a postaköltség minket terhel.
Amennyiben a megrendelést követő 24 órán belül nem kap emailt tőlünk, ez azt jelenti, hogy az email cím (freemail és citromail esetén főleg) visszadobta a küldött email-t. Ilyenkor küldjön üzenetet egy másik e-mail címről.
Kellemes Vásárlást Kívánunk!
1db USB 5V 3 LED Mobile Power Bank töltő box 4 AA
Jelenlegi ára: 997 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-01 02:36
          Emergenza sangue superata: ripresi gli interventi programmati   

GALLIPOLI. Emergenza sangue superata: lo afferma l’Asl di Lecce con una nota di questa mattina. La carenza di sangue aveva causato due

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          We Are Stardust New Work   

We Are Stardust is one of my new pieces now showing at The Arundel Festival 2015. We Are Stardust is a new cast, using a combination of cement and GP resin exploring the theme of ‘Emergence’ the idea coming from one of my earlier photographic studies, illustrated in the Gallery section. The aim is to illustrate that we are […]

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          12000mAh Hordozható Vízálló napelemes töltő 1db - Jelenlegi ára: 7 257 Ft   
Features: Brand New and High Quality
12000mAh solar charger external battery power bank
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Specification: Battery Capacity: 12000mAh Li-polymer battery
Solar panel: 5V, 1200mA
Input: DC 5V/ 1A
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Operation Temperature: 0-45 degree
Compatible: for iPhone, iPad, Android phone, GPS device, camera (most devices that use a USB cable to charge)
Size: 16. 3cm x 8. 8cm x 1. 9cm-6. 42inch x 3. 46inch x 0. 75inch
Package Included: 1 x 12000mAh Solar Power Bank
NO Retail Box. Packed Safely in Bubble Bag.
P059393
Vásárlással kapcsolatos fontos információk:
Köszöntjük oldalunkon!
Az adásvétel megkönnyítése érdekében, kérjük olvassa el vásárlási feltételeinket, melyeket rendelésével automatikusan elfogad.
Kedvezmény: Amennyiben termékeink közül minimum 50 db-ot vásárol, kedvezményt biztosítunk. Kérjük igényelje a kedvezményt ügyfélszolgálatunktól.
US hálózati csatlakozós termékeink esetén, külön rendelhető a termékeink között található US-EU átalakító adapter.
Fontos! Ha a leírásban NEM szerepel, hogy ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? (szín/minta/méret nem választható), akkor rendeléskor kérjük mindenképp írja bele a megjegyzés rovatba a kiválasztott színt/mintát/méretet, ellenkező esetben kollégáink véletlenszerűen postázzák. Ez esetben utólagos reklamációt nem fogadunk el.
Ahol a ? We dont offer color/pattern/size choice? kijelentés szerepel, sajnos nincs lehetőség szín/minta/méret kiválasztására. Ilyenkor kollégáink véletlenszerűen küldik a termékeket.
Kommunikáció: minden esetben kizárólag email-ben, mert így visszakövethetőek a beszélgetések.
Hibás termék: visszautaljuk a vételárat vagy újrapostázzuk a terméket megállapodástól függően, miután visszapostázta a megadott címre.
Visszautalás: a vételárat visszautaljuk, vagy a terméket újraküldjük ha nem érkezik meg a termék.
Ez esetben kérjük jelezze email-en keresztül, hogy megoldást találhassunk a problémára!
Garancia: 3 hónap! Amennyiben valóban hibás a termék, kérjük vegye fel velünk a kapcsolatot és kicseréljük vagy visszavásároljuk a terméket megegyezéstől függően.
Számlázás: Az elektronikus számlát (pdf. formátumú) Angliában regisztrált cégünk állítja ki, az ÁFA nem kimutatható, az utalás magyar céges számlánkra történik.
A szállítási idő: az összeg átutalása után 9-12 munkanap, de a postától függően előfordulhat a 25-35 munkanap is! A posta szállítási idejéért cégünk nem tud felelősséget vállalni, az említett szállítási idő tájékoztató jellegű!
Nagyon fontos! Kérjük ne vásároljanak akkor, ha nem tudják kivárni az esetleges 35 munkanap szállítási időt!
strong>Postázás: Termékeinket külföldről postázzuk.
Nagy raktárkészletünk miatt előfordulhat, hogy egy-két termék átmenetileg vagy véglegesen elfogy raktárunkból, erről mindenképp időben értesítjük és megfelelő megoldást kínálunk.
Utalás: Kizárólag átutalást (házibank, netbank) fogadunk el (bankszámláról bankszámlára),   Banki/Postai készpénz befizetést/Rózsaszín csekket ill. egyéb NEM!
Átutalásnál a rendelésszámot feltétlenül adja meg a közlemény rovatba, ellenkező esetben előfordulhat, hogy nem tudjuk visszakeresni a rendelését. Ebben az esetben nyilvánvalóan nem tudjuk a terméket postázni ill. Önt sem tudjuk értesíteni, hiszen nincs kiindulópontunk!
Fizetés/szállítás:
-2000Ft felett (postaköltséggel együtt) CSAK es KIZÁRÓLAG ajánlottan postázzuk a terméket az alábbiak szerint:
-Ajánlott posta esetén az első termékre a posta 890Ft , minden további 250 Ft/db.
- Sima Levélként 2000Ft alatt: az első termékre a posta 250Ft, minden további termék posta díja 250Ft/db.
Átvétel: azoknak a vásárlóknak akik nem veszik át a rendelt terméket a postától és visszaküldésre kerül a termék cégünkhöz, a postaköltség újbóli megfizetésével tudjuk csak újraküldeni, illetve amennyiben az összeget kéri vissza, a termékek árát tudjuk csak visszautalni, postaköltség nélkül. A termék átvétele az Ön felelőssége! Amennyiben a Mi hibánkból nem tudja átvenni, pl téves címzés miatt, így a postaköltség minket terhel.
Amennyiben a megrendelést követő 24 órán belül nem kap emailt tőlünk, ez azt jelenti, hogy az email cím (freemail és citromail esetén főleg) visszadobta a küldött email-t. Ilyenkor küldjön üzenetet egy másik e-mail címről.
Kellemes Vásárlást Kívánunk!
12000mAh Hordozható Vízálló napelemes töltő 1db
Jelenlegi ára: 7 257 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-01 02:37
          (USA-NC-Raleigh) Clinical Nurse, Home Health (full-time, weekend)   
Clinical Nurse, Home Health (full-time, weekend) Job ID #: 24869 Campus: WakeMed Home Health Job Category: Home Health Department: Skilled Nursing - 14_8353 Employment Type: Full-time Weekend Shift: Day/Evening For best results, please use Internet Explorer About WakeMed Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated Magnet by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 250 employed physicians, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health Position Information Here at WakeMed, the Home Health Department provides full service home health to patients in Wake County and some of the surrounding counties. Our Clinical Nurse is responsible for providing total comprehensive nursing to patients and their families through the implementation of a plan of care. The plan is based upon the patient's developmental and health care needs identified through the assessment of the patient's physical, psychological, socioeconomic status, and physician orders regarding care, treatment, and education. The Clinical Nurse understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, values, and management of patient care services. Experience Requirements : One (1) year nursing experience required. One (1) year of home care experience preferred. Education Required : Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required - or - current enrollment in an advanced education program through an approved educational institution where the nurse has passed NCLEX examination and end result of the program will be an advanced nursing degree (BSN/MSN). Candidate/Employee is required to complete the advanced education program as scheduled. Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred. Applicable National Certification in Nursing preferred. Licensure/Certification Requirements : Current license as an RN or valid Status P (Petitioner) temporary license in State of North Carolina with no substantiated findings required. Status P indicates RN has applied for permanent NC license. Current valid drivers license and proof of car insurance. Hours of Work : 8a-5p Weekend Requirements : Every Weekend Call Requirements : as needed
          Supervisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response - Melco Crown Entertainment - City of Dreams   
The Supervisor, Emergency Response is responsible for providing basic and emergency first aid service to staff and customers to aid in quick recovery after an
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          Officer, Emergency Response - Melco Crown Entertainment - City of Dreams   
The Officer, Emergency Response is responsible for providing basic and emergency first aid service to staff and customers to aid in quick recovery after an
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          (USA-CA-Grass Valley) RN Home Health Care (Per Diem/Days)   
*POSITION SUMMARY:* The Home Care RN provides nursing care to the patients/clients as requested by the patient/client and when required, as prescribed by the physician, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and the policies of the agency. *LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS:* . CA RN License required . CA Driver’s License required . Have an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or agency requirements and is in good working order. . CPR Basic Life Support (AHA) required *EDUCATION:* . BSN preferred *EXPERIENCE:* . Minimum of 2 years general nursing experience, with current home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience. ~cb~ ~hec~ Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has proudly served as the sole healthcare provider for western Nevada County for more than 50 years. Much has happened since the hospital opened in 1958, including additions in 1994 of a 68,000 square foot Outpatient Center, a comprehensive Cancer Center and most recently, the opening of the Sierra Nevada Diagnostic Center in the fall of 2006. SNMH is a licensed, acute care hospital providing a full range of services including cardiovascular, surgical, emergency and diagnostic. SNMH offers access to the SNMH Health Sciences Library. The library features continuing and medical education for healthcare professionals, diabetes classes, prenatal classes, cancer support groups, and family caregiver classes. In addition, we have more than 90 board certified primary and specialty care physicians on our active and associate medical staff. The word “Dignity” perfectly defines what our organization stands for: showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. . Serving the community since 1958 . More that 160,000 patient visits and admissions annually . 121 licensed beds / Equal OpportunityEmployer: M/F/D/V/ Find out more athttp://www.snmh.org/ **Job:** **Home Health* **Organization:** **Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital* **Title:** *RN Home Health Care (Per Diem/Days)* **Location:** *California-Sierra Foothills Service Area-Grass Valley-Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital* **Requisition ID:** *1700015390*
          Day 3 Coron - Kayangan Lake   
Coron Trip
November 29 - December 3



After snorkling at Siete Pecados, we head to Kayangan Lake. 1 of the 8 lakes in Coron that is open to the public and also dubbed as the cleanest. A 20-minute boat ride will take to the spot and a 10-15 minutes uphill climb (with stairs) towards the inland lake. Halfway through the climb is a view deck overlooking the lagoon, the famous photo seen on postcards of Coron. The lake is sorrounded by limestone cliffs and is guarded and being maintained by Tagbanua Tribesmen. 70% freshwater and 30% salt water, one may choose to simply float around with life jackets or swim and snorkel around the lake. Diving is prohibited because there are rocks at the bottom and also shouting is not allowed because eventhough the lake is open to the public, it is still sacred to the Tagbanuas. Note: The lake is pretty deep although you can see the bottom but it is advisable to wear life jackets for your safety.

The boat docks here

The famous photo of the lagoon found on postcards of Coron

Our guide diving at Kayangan Lake








If you swim deep and can stay long enough to see the Kayangan Lake underwater, it is completely different. The submerge limestone formations looks very creepy but beautiful in any way. Also, you will notice the  needle like fishes swimming and just floating around.








Needle-like fishes





          (USA-MN-Saint Paul) Home Health Aide   
Home Health Aide Requisition # 33878BR Business Unit name Home Care Services Physical Location Saint Paul, Minnesota Posted Date 29-Jun-2017 Dept. Name Home Hlth Aides - Hospice Hours Per Week 40 Contract Noncontract Introduction Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills. Allina Health Home Care Services provides skilled medical care for patients and families needing rehabilitation, advanced-illness or end-of-life care. With headquarters located in St. Paul, Minn., services are provided in 30 Minnesota counties, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Responsibilities Req ID: 33878 Provide safe competent cares to homecare and hospice patients to include bathing, skin care, assistance with bowel programs, simple wound cares, ROM and exercise programs and homemaking activitiesEffective communication, which contributes to quality care and team cohesivenessDocumentation meets regulatory standardsTimely logging of hours to assure accurate billingAssumes responsibility for meeting own education needsComplete agency, state, and federal regulatory requirements for continuing education Education High school diploma or GED Qualification/Skills Experience3-year experience as a HHAPrevious Home Care/Hospice experience preferredSkillsNeeds strong understanding of professional boundariesMust be able to lift 45 lbsGood understanding of body mechanicsStrong communication skills-written, verbal, listening with attentionGood problem solving skillsGood time management of self and othersLicensure/CertificationsHHA Certification or 75 hours of comparable competency testingMaintain ongoing requirements of 12 hours per calendar year of continuing education Work Schedule 40 hours per weekDay shiftsEvery 8th weekendNon-contract Location/Community Information With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater (home to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"), the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors. + Located in St. Paul + Population = 270,000 + Service Area = 1,600,000 Community Resource Links: Community Information School Digger Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune Closing If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer. Campus/Facilities Home Care Services Requisition # 33878BR
          Simple materialized views in Kafka and Clojure   

A hands-on dive into Apache Kafka to build a scalable and fault-tolerant persistence layer.

With its most recent release, Apache Kafka introduced a couple of interesting changes, not least of which is Log Compaction, in this article we will walk through a simplistic use case which takes advantage of it.

Log compaction: the five minute introduction.

I won’t extensively detail what log compaction is, since it’s been thoroughly described. I encourage readers not familiar with the concept or Apache Kafka in general to go through these articles which give a great overview of the system and its capabilities:

In this article we will explore how to build a simple materialized view from the contents of a compacted kafka log. A working version of the approach described here can be found at https://github.com/pyr/kmodel and may be used as a companion while reading the article.

If you’re interested in materialized views, I warmly recommend looking into Apache Samza and this Introductory blog-post by Martin Kleppmann.

Overall architecture

For the purpose of this experiment, we will consider a very simple job board application. The application relies on a single entity type: a job description, and either does per-key access or retrieves the whole set of keys.

Our application will perform every read from the materialized view in redis, while all mutation operation will be logged to kafka.

log compaction architecture

In this scenario all components may be horizontally scaled. Additionaly the materialized view can be fully recreated at any time, since the log compaction ensures that at least the last state of all live keys are present in the log. This means that by starting a read from the head of the log, a consistent state can be recreated.

Exposed API

A mere four rest routes are necessary to implement this service:

  • GET /api/job: retrieve all jobs and their description.
  • POST /api/job: insert a new job description.
  • PUT /api/job/:id: modify an existing job description.
  • DELETE /api/job/:id: remove a job description.

We can map this REST functionality to a clojure protocol - the rough equivalent of an interface in OOP languages - with a mere 4 signatures:

(defprotocol JobDB
  "Our persistence protocol."
  (add! [this payload] [this id payload] "Upsert entry, optionally creating a key")
  (del! [this id] "Remove entry.")
  (all [this] "Retrieve all entries."))

Assuming this protocol is implemented, writing the HTTP API is relatively straightforward when leveraging tools such as compojure in clojure:

(defn api-routes
  "Secure, Type-safe, User-input-validating, Versioned and Multi-format API.
   (just kidding)"
  [db]
  (->
   (routes
    (GET    "/api/job"     []           (response (all db)))
    (POST   "/api/job"     req          (response (add! db (:body req))))
    (PUT    "/api/job/:id" [id :as req] (response (add! db id (:body req))))
    (DELETE "/api/job/:id" [id]         (response (del! db id)))
    (GET    "/"            []           (redirect "/index.html"))

    (resources                          "/")
    (not-found                          "<html><h2>404</h2></html>"))

   (json/wrap-json-body {:keywords? true})
   (json/wrap-json-response)))

I will not describe the client-side javascript code used to interact with the API in this article, it is a very basic AngularJS application.

Persistence layer

Were we to use redis exclusively, the operation would be quite straightforward, we would rely on a redis set to contain the set of all known keys. Each corresponding key would contain a serialized job description.

In terms of operations, this would mean:

  • Retrieval, would involve a SMEMBERS of the jobs key, then mapping over the result to issue a GET.
  • Insertions and updates could be merge into a single “Upsert” operation which would SET a key and would then add the key to the known set through a SADD command.
  • Deletions would remove the key from the known set through a SREM command and would then DEL the corresponding key.

Let’s look at an example sequence of events

log compaction events

As it turns out, it is not much more work when going through Apache Kafka.

  1. Persistence interaction in the API

    In the client, retrieval happens as described above. This example code is in the context of the implementation - or as clojure would have it reification - of the above protocol.

    (all [this]
      ;; step 1. Fetch all keys from set
      (let [members (redis/smembers "jobs")] 
         ;; step 4. Merge into a map
         (reduce merge {}      
           ;; step 2. Iterate on all keys
           (for [key members]  
             ;; step 3. Create a tuple [key, (deserialized payload)]
             [key (-> key redis/get edn/read-string)]))))
    

    The rest of the operations emit records on kafka:

    (add! [this id payload]
      (.send producer (record "job" id payload)))
    (add! [this payload]
      (add! this (random-id!) payload))
    (del! [this id]
      (.send producer (record "job" id nil))))))
    

    Note how deletions just produce a record for the given key with a nil payload. This approach produces what is called a tombstone in distributed storage systems. It will tell kafka that prior entries can be discarded but will keep it for a configurable amount of time to ensure coordination across consumers.

  2. Consuming persistence events

    On the consumer side, the approach is as described above

    (defmulti  materialize! :op)
    
    (defmethod materialize! :del
      [payload]
      (r/srem "jobs" (:key payload))
      (r/del (:key payload)))
    
    (defmethod materialize! :set
      [payload]
      (r/set (:key payload) (pr-str (:msg payload)))
      (r/sadd "jobs" (:key payload)))
    
    (doseq [payload (messages-in-stream {:topic "jobs"})]
      (let [op (if (nil? (:msg payload) :del :set))]
        (materialize! (assoc payload :op op))))
    

Scaling strategy and view updates

Where things start to get interesting, is that with this approach, the following becomes possible:

  • The API component is fully stateless and can be scaled horizontally. This is not much of a break-through and is usually the case.
  • The redis layer can use a consistent hash to shard across several instances and better use memory. While this is feasible in a more typical scenario, re-sharding induces a lot of complex manual handling. With the log approach, re-sharding only involves re-reading the log.
  • The consumer layer may be horizontally scaled as well

Additionally, since a consistent history of events is available in the log, adding views which generate new entities or ways to look-up data now only involve adapating the consumer and re-reading from the head of the log.

Going beyond

I hope this gives a good overview of the compaction mechanism. I used redis in this example, but of course, materialized views may be created on any storage backends. But in some cases even this is unneeded! Since consumers register themselves in zookeeper, they could directly expose a query interface and let clients contact them directly.


          Poor man's dependency injection in Clojure   

When writing daemons in clojure which need configuration, you often find yourself in a situation where you want to provide users with a way of overriding or extending some parts of the application.

All popular daemons provide this flexibility, usually through modules or plugins. The extension mechanism is a varying beast though, lets look at how popular daemons work with it.

  • nginx.org , written in C, uses a function pointer structure that needs to be included at compile time. Modules are expected to bring in their own parser extensions for the configuration file.

  • collectd, written in C uses function pointer structures as well but allows dynamic loading through ld.so. Additionally, the exposed function are expected to work with a pre-parsed structure to configure their behavior

  • puppet, written in Ruby, lets additional module reopen the puppet module to add functionality

  • cassandra, written in Java parses a YAML configuration file which specifies classes which will be loaded to provide a specific functionality

While all these approaches are valid, Cassandra’s approach most closely ressembles what you’d expect a clojure program to provide since it runs on the JVM. That particular type of behavior management - while usually being defined in XML files, since it is so pervasive in the Java community - is called Dependency Injection.

Dependency injection on the JVM

The JVM brings two things which simplify creating a daemon with configurable behavior:

  • Interfaces let you define a contract an object must satisfy
  • Classpaths let you add code to a project at run-time (not build-time)

Cassandra’s YAML configuration takes advantage of these two properties to let you swap implementation for different types of authenticators, snitches or partitioners.

A lightweight approach in clojure

So let’s mimick cassandra and write a simple configuration file which allows modifying behavior.

Let’s pretend we have a daemon which listens for data through transports, and needs to store it using a storage mechanism. A good example would be a log storage daemon, listening for incoming log lines, and storing them somewhere.

For such a daemon, the following “contracts” emerge:

  • transports: which listen for incoming log lines
  • codecs: which determine how data should be de-serialized
  • stores: which provide a way of storing data

This gives us the following clojure protocols:

(defprotocol Store
  (store! [this payload]))

(defprotocol Transport
  (listen! [this sink]))

(defprotocol Codec
  (decode [this payload]))

(defprotocol Service
  (start! [this]))

This gives you the ability to build an engine which has no knowledge of underlying implementation and can be very easily tested and inspected:

(defn reactor
  [transports codec store]
  (let [ch  (chan 10)]
    (reify
      Service
      (start! [this]
        (go-loop []
          (when-let [msg (<! ch)]
            (store! store (decode codec msg))
              (recur)))
        (doseq [transport transports]
          (start! transport)
          (listen! transport sink))))))

As shown above, we use reify to create an instance of an object honoring a specific protocol (or Java interface).

Here are simplistic implementations of an EDN codec, an stdout store and an stdin transport:

(defn edn-codec [config]
  (reify Codec
    (decode [this payload]
      (read-string payload))))

(defn stdout-store [config]
  (reify
    Store
    (store! [this payload]
      (println "storing: " payload))))

(defn stdin-transport [config]
  (let [sink (atom nil)]
    (reify
      Transport
      (listen! [this new-sink]
        (reset! sink new-sink))
      Service
      (start!
        (future
          (loop []
            (when-let [input (read-line)]
              (>!! @sink input)
              (recur))))))))

Note that each implementation gets passed a configuration variable - which will be useful.

A yaml configuration

Now that we have our protocols in place let’s see if we can come up with a sensible configuration file for our mock daemon:

codec:
  use: mock-daemon.codec/edn-codec
transports:
  stdin:
    use: mock-daemon.transport.stdin/stdin-transport
store:
  use: mock-daemon.transport.stdin/stdout-store

Our config contains three keys. codec and store are maps containing at least a use key which points to a symbol that will yield an instance of a class implementing the Codec or Store protocol.

Now all that remains to be done is having an an easy way to load this configuration and produce a codec, transports and stores from it.

Clojure introspection

Parsing the above configuration from yaml, with for instance clj-yaml.core/parse-string, will yield a map, if we only look at the codec part we would have:

{:codec {:use "mock-daemon.codec/edn-codec"}}

Our goal will be to retrieve an instance reifying Codec from the string mock-daemon.codec/edn-codec.

This can be done in two steps:

  • Retrieve the symbol
  • Call out the function

To retrieve the symbol, this simple bit will do:

(defn find-ns-var
  [candidate]
  (try
    (let [var-in-ns  (symbol candidate)
          ns         (symbol (namespace var-in-ns))]
      (require ns)
      (find-var var-in-ns))
    (catch Exception _)))

We first extract the namespace out of the namespace qualified var and require it, then get the var. Any errors will result in nil being returned.

Now that we have the function, it’s straightforward to call it with the config:

(defn instantiate
  [candidate config]
  (if-let [reifier (find-ns-var candidate)]
    (reifier config)
    (throw (ex-info (str "no such var: " candidate) {}))))

We can now tie these two functions:

(defn get-instance
  [config]
  (let [candidate (-> config :use name symbol)
        raw-config (dissoc config :use)]
    (instantiate candidate raw-config)))

These three snippets are the only bits of introspection you’ll need and are the core of our solution.

Tying it together

We can now make use of get-instance in our configuration loading code:

(defn load-path
  [path]
  (-> (or path
          (System/getenv "CONFIGURATION_PATH")
          "/etc/default_path.yaml")
      slurp
      parse-string))

(defn get-transports
  [transports]
  (zipmap (keys transports)
          (mapv get-instance (vals transports))))

(defn init
  [path]
  (try
    (-> (load-path path)
        (update-in [:codec] get-instance)
        (update-in [:store] get-instance)
        (update-in [:transports] get-transports))))

Using it from your main function

Now that all elements are there, starting up the daemon ends up only creating the configuration and working with protocols by calling our previous reactor function.

(defn main
  [& [config-file]]
  (let [config     (config/init config-file)
        codec      (:codec config)
        store      (:store config)
        transports (:transports config)
        reactor    (reactor transports codec store)]
    (start! reactor)))

By having reactor decoupled from the implementations of transports, codecs and the likes, testing the meat of the daemon becomes dead simple; a reactor can be started with dummy transports, stores and codecs to validate its inner-workings.

I hope this gives a good overview of simple techniques for building daemons in clojure.


          Another year of Clojure   

Clojure at paper.li

I’ve been involved with clojure almost exclusively for a year as smallriver’s lead architect, working on the paper.li product and wanted to share my experience of clojure in the real world.

I had a previous experience with clojure where I put it to work where ruby on rails wasn’t a natural fit, and although smallrivers is a close neighbor of typesafe in Switzerland, my previous experience with the language made it prevail on scala.

Why clojure ?

While working on the backend architecture at a previous company I decided to evaluate three languages which met the needs I was faced with:

  • erlang
  • scala
  • clojure

I decided to tackle the same simple task in all three languages and see how each would fare and how I felt about them. The company’s language at that time was Ruby and JS, and coming from a C background, I wanted a language which provided simplicity, good data structure support and concurrency features, while allowing us to still code quickly.

While naturally drawn to Erlang, I quickly had to set it apart because the stack that was starting to emerge at the time had JVM based parts and would benefit greatly from a language targetting the JVM. I was a bit bummed because some tools in the erlang world were very exciting and the lightweight actors were interesting for a part of our stack.

Scala made a very strong first impression on me, but in practice I was taken aback by some aspects of it: the lack of coherency of open source projects found on the net in terms of style, which made it hard to see which best practices and guidelines would have to be taught to the team, some of the code I found was almost reminiscent of perl a few year back, in the potential it had to become unmaintainable some time later. The standard build tool - SBT - also made a very weak impression. It seemed to be a clear step back from maven which given the fact that maven isn’t a first class citizen in the scala world seemed worrying.

Clojure took the cake, in part because it clicked with the lisper in me, in part because the common idioms that emerged from the code I read bore a lot of similarity with the way we approached ruby. The dynamic typing promised succinct code and the notation for vectors, maps and sets hugely improved the readability of lisp - look at how hashes work in emacs lisp if you want to know what i mean. I was very excited about dosync and a bit worried by the lack of leightweight erlang style actors even though I could see how agent’s could help in that regard. As I’ll point out later on, we ended up not using these features at all anyhow.

The task at hand

When I joined Smallrivers to work on paper.li, it became natural to choose clojure. The team was small and I felt comfortable with it. There was a huge amount of work which needed to be started quickly so a “full-stack” language was necessary to avoid spreading across too many languages and technologies, and another investigation in how the other languages had evolved in the meantime was not possible. The main challenges to tackle were:

  • Being able to aggregate more content
  • Improve the quality of the processing done on content
  • Scaling the storage cluster accordingly
  • Automate the infrastructure

The “hiring” problem

One thing that always pops up in discussions about somewhat marginal languages is the hiring aspect, and the fear that you won’t be able to find people if you “lock” yourself in a language decision that strays from the usual suspects. My experience is that when you tackle big problems, that go beyond simple execution but require actual strong engineers, hiring will be a problem, there’s just no way around it. Choosing people that fit your development culture and see themselves fit to tackle big problems is a long process, integrating them is also time consuming. In that picture, the chosen language isn’t a huge deciding factor.

I see marginal languages as a problem in the following organisations:

  • Companies tackling smaller problems, or problems already solved. These are right in choosing standard languages, if I built a team to build an e-commerce site I wouldn’t go to clojure.
  • Larger companies which want their employees to jump from project to project, which makes sense from a managerial standpoint.

What we built

The bulk of what was done revolves around these functional items:

  • A platform automation tool, built on top of pallet.
  • Clojure facades for the tools relied upon (elastic search, cassandra, redis, kafka).
  • An ORM-type layer on top of cassandra
  • Our backend pipelines
  • A REST API

I won’t go in too much detail on our in-house code, but rather reflect on how things went over.

Coding style and programming “culture”

One of the advantages of lisp, is that it doesn’t have much syntax to go around, so our rules stay simple:

  • the standard 2 space indent
  • we try to stick to 80 columns, because i’m that old
  • we always use require except for: clojure.tools.logging and pallet.thread-expr which are use’d
  • we avoid macros whenever possible
  • we use dynamically rebindable symbols

Of course we embraced non mutable state everywhere possible, which in our case is almost everywhere. Whenever we need to checkpoint state, it usually goes to our storage layer, not to in memory variables.

When compared to languages such as C, I was amazed at how little rules are needed to enforce a consistent code look across projects, with very little time needed to dive into a part written by someone else.

The tools

  1. Local environment

    We didn’t settle on a unique tool-suite at the office, when picking up clojure I made the move from vim to emacs because the integration is better and I fell in love with paredit. Spread amongst the rest of team, textmate, eclipse and intellij were used.

    For building projects, leiningen was an obvious choice. I think leiningen is a great poster child for the greatest in clojure. A small and intelligent facade on top of maven, hiding all the annoying part of maven while keeping the nice distribution part.

    For continuous integration, we wrote a small bridge between leiningen and zi lein-zi which outputs pom.xml for maven, which are then used to build the clojure projects. We still hope to find some time to write a leiningen plugin for jenkins.

  2. Asynchronous programming

    Since a good part of what paper.li does relies on aggregation, async programming is very important. In the pure clojure world, the only real choice for async programming is lamina and aleph. To be honest, aleph turned out to be quite the challenge, a combination of the amount of outbound connections that our work requires and the fact that aleph seems to initially target servers more than clients.

    Fortunately Zach Tellman put a lot of work into the library throughout last year and recent releases are more reliable. One very nice side effect of using a lisp to work with evented code is how readable code becomes, by retaining a sync like look.

    For some parts we still would directly go to a smaller netty facade if we were to start over, but that’s a direct consequence of how much we learned along the way.

  3. Libraries not frameworks

    A common mantra in the clojure development community is that to ease integration the focus should be on libraries, not frameworks. This shows in many widespread projects such as compojure, pallet, and a host of common clojure tools. This proved very useful to us as clients of these libraries, allowing easy composition. I think pallet stands out most in that regard. Where most configuration management solutions offer a complete framework, pallet is just a library offering machine provisioning, configuration and command and control, which allowed us to integrate it with our app and build our abstractions on top of it.

    We tried to stick to that mantra in all of our work, building many small composable libraries, we made some errors at the beginning, by underutilizing some of clojure features, such as protocols but we now have good dynamics for writing these libraries, by writing the core of them with as little dependencies as possible, describing the behavior through protocols, and then writing add-ons which bring in additional dependencies and implement the protocol.

  4. Macros and DSLs

    Another common mantra is to avoid overusing macros. It can’t be overstated how easy they make things though, our entity description library (which we should really prep up for public release, we’ve been talking about it for too long now) allows statements such as these (simplified):

    (defentity :contributors
      (column :identifier (primary-key))
      (column :type (required))
      (column :name)
      (column :screen_name (index))
      (column :description)
      (column :detail (type :compound))
    
      (column :user_url)
      (column :avatar_url)
      (column :statuses_count (type :number))
    
      (has-many :articles)
      (has-many :editions (referenced false) (ttl 172800))
      (has-many :posts (key (timestamp :published_at)) (referenced false)))
    

    The power of DSLs in clojure cannot be understated, with a few macros you can easily build full languages, allowing easy extending of the functionality. Case in point, extracting text from articles, like most people we rely on a generic readability type library, but we also need to handle some sites that need special handling. By using a small DSL you can easily push rules that look like (simplified):

    (defsiterule "some.obscure.site"
       [dom]
       (-> dom
           (pull "#stupid-article-id")))
    

    The great part is that you limit the knowledge to be transfered over to people writing the rules, you avoid intrusive changes to the core of your app and these can safely be pulled from an external location.

    At the end of the day, it seems to me as though the part of the clojure community that came from CL had awful memories of macros making code unreadable, but when sticking to macros with a common look and feel, i.e: with-<resource>, def<resource> type macros, there are huge succintness take aways without hindering readability or maintenance of the code.

  5. Testing

    Every respectable codebase is going to need at least a few test. I’m of the pragmatist church, and straight out do not believe in TDD, neither in crazy coverage ratios. Of course we still have a more that 95% unit test coverage and the decoupled approach preached by clojure’s original developer, rich hickey1 allows for very isolated testing. For cases that require mocking, midge provides a nice framework and using it has created very fruitful throughout our code.

  6. Concurrency, Immutable State and Data Handling

    Funnily, we ended up almost never using any concurrency feature, not a single dosync made it in our codebase, few atom’s and a single agent (in https://github.com/pyr/clj-statsd to avoid recreating a Socket object for each datagram sent). We also banned future usage to more closely control our thread pools. Our usage of atom’s is almost exclusively bound to things that are write once / read many, in some cases we’d be better off with rebindable dynamic symbols.

    We rely on immutable state heavily though, and by heavily I actually mean exclusively. This never was a problem across the many lines of code we wrote, and helped us keep a sane and decoupled code base.

    With facades allowing to represent database fields, queue entries, and almost anything as standard clojure data structures and with powerful functions to work on them, complex handling of a large amount of data is very easily expressed. For this we fell in love with several tools which made things even easier:

    • the threading operators -> and ->>
    • the pallet thread-expr library which brings branching in threaded operations: for->, when->, and so on
    • assoc-in, update-in, seq-utils/index-by and all these functions which allow easy transformation of data structs and retain a procedural look

    I cannot stress how helpful this has been for us in doing the important part of our code right and in a simple manner. This is clearly the best aspect of clojure as far as I’m concerned.

    Moreover, building on top of Java and with the current focus on “Big Data” everywhere, the interaction with large stores and tools to help building batch jobs are simply amazing, especially cascalog.

  7. The case of Clojurescript

    While very exciting we did not have a use for clojurescript, given the size of the existing JS codebase, and the willingness of the frontend developers to stick to a known.

    The simple existence of the project amazes me, especially with the promise of more runtimes, there are various implementations on top of lua, python and gambit (a scheme that compiles to C). With projects like cascalog, pallet, lein, compojure, noir and clojurescript, the ecosystem addresses all parts of almost any stack that you will be tempted to build and we didn’t encounter cases of feeling cornered by the use of clojure - admiteddly, most of the time, a Java library came to the rescue.

  8. The community

    The community is very active, and has not reach critical mass yet, which makes its mailing-list and irc room still usable. There are many influent public figures, some who bring insight, some who bring beautiful code. Most are very open and available to discussion which shaped our approach of the language and our way of coding along the way.

Closing words

It’s been an exciting year and we’re now a full fledged 80% clojure shop. I’m very happy with the result, more so with the journey. I’m sure we could have achieved with other languages as well. As transpires throughout the article, the whole team feels that should we start over, we would do it in clojure again.

It helped us go fast, adapt fast and didn’t hinder us in any way. The language seems to have a bright future ahead of it which is reassuring. I would encourage people coming from python and ruby to consider it as a transition language or as their JVM targetting language, since many habits are still valid in clojure and since it helps slightly change the way we look at problems which can then be reapplied in more “traditional” languages.


  1. Rich hickey’s talk simple made easy and his coining of the term “complecting” illustrates that http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy

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          The death of the configuration file   

Taking on a new platform design recently I thought it was interesting to see how things evolved in the past years and how we design and think about platform architecture.

So what do we do ?

As system developers, system administrators and system engineers, what do we do ?

  • We develop software
  • We design architectures
  • We configure systems

But it isn’t the purpose of our jobs, for most of us, our purpose is to generate business value. From a non technical perspective we generate business value by creating a system which renders one or many functions and provides insight into its operation.

And we do this by developing, logging, configuration and maintaining software across many machines.

When I started doing this - back when knowing how to write a sendmail configuration file could get you a paycheck - it all came down to setting up a few machines, a database server a web server a mail server, each logging locally and providing its own way of reporting metrics.

When designing custom software, you would provide reports over a local AF_UNIX socket, and configure your software by writing elegant parsers with yacc (or its GNU equivalent, bison).

When I joined the OpenBSD team, I did a lot of work on configuration files, ask any members of the team, the configuration files are a big concern, and careful attention is put into clean, human readable and writable syntax, additionally, all configuration files are expected to look and feel the same, for consistency.

It seems as though the current state of large applications now demands another way to interact with operating systems, and some tools are now leading the way.

So what has changed ?

While our mission is still the same from a non technical perspective, the technical landscape has evolved and went through several phases.

  1. The first era of repeatable architecture

    We first realized that as soon as several machines performed the same task the need for repeatable, coherent environments became essential. Typical environments used a combination of cfengine, NFS and mostly perl scripts to achieve these goals.

    Insight and reporting was then providing either by horrible proprietary kludges that I shall not name here, or emergent tools such as netsaint (now nagios), mrtg and the like.

  2. The XML mistake

    Around that time, we started hearing more and more about XML, then touted as the solution to almost every problem. The rationale was that XML was - somewhat - easy to parse, and would allow developers to develop configuration interfaces separately from the core functionality.

    While this was a noble goal, it was mostly a huge failure. Above all, it was a victory of developers over people using their software, since they didn’t bother writing syntax parsers and let users cope with the complicated syntax.

    Another example was the difference between Linux’s iptables and OpenBSD’s pf. While the former was supposed to be the backend for a firewall handling tool that never saw the light of day, the latter provided a clean syntax.

  3. Infrastructure as code

    Fast forward a couple of years, most users of cfengine were fed up with its limitations, architectures while following the same logic as before became bigger and bigger. The need for repeatable and sane environments was as important as it ever was.

    At that point of time, PXE installations were added to the mix of big infrastructures and many people started looking at puppet as a viable alternative to cfengine.

    puppet provided a cleaner environment, and allowed easier formalization of technology, platform and configuration. Philosophically though, puppet stays very close to cfengine by providing a way to configure large amounts of system through a central repository.

    At that point, large architectures also needed command and control interfaces. As noted before, most of these were implemented as perl or shell scripts in SSH loops.

    On the monitoring and graphing front, not much was happening, nagios and cacti were almost ubiquitous, while some tools such as ganglia and collectd were making a bit of progress.

Where are we now ?

At some point recently, our applications started doing more. While for a long time the canonical dynamic web application was a busy forum, more complex sites started appearing everywhere. We were not building and operating sites anymore but applications. And while with the help of haproxy, varnish and the likes, the frontend was mostly a settled affair, complex backends demanded more work.

At the same time the advent of social enabled applications demanded much more insight into the habits of users in applications and thorough analytics.

New tools emerged to help us along the way:

  • In memory key value caches such as memcached and redis
  • Fast elastic key value stores such as cassandra
  • Distributed computing frameworks such as hadoop
  • And of course on demand virtualized instances, aka: The Cloud
  1. Some daemons only provide small functionality

    The main difference in the new stack found in backend systems is that the software stacks that run are not useful on their own anymore.

    Software such as zookeeper, kafka, rabbitmq serve no other purpose that to provide supporting services in applications and their functionality are almost only available as libraries to be used in distributed application code.

  2. Infrastructure as code is not infrastructure in code !

    What we missed along the way it seems is that even though our applications now span multiple machines and daemons provide a subset of functionality, most tools still reason with the machine as the top level abstraction.

    puppet for instance is meant to configure nodes, not cluster and makes dependencies very hard to manage. A perfect example is the complications involved in setting up configurations dependent on other machines.

    Monitoring and graphing, except for ganglia has long suffered from the same problem.

The new tools we need

We need to kill local configurations, plain and simple. With a simple enough library to interact with distant nodes, starting and stopping service, configuration can happen in a single place and instead of relying on a repository based configuration manager, configuration should happen from inside applications and not be an external process.

If this happens in a library, command & control must also be added to the mix, with centralized and tagged logging, reporting and metrics.

This is going to take some time, because it is a huge shift in the way we write software and design applications. Today, configuration management is a very complex stack of workarounds for non standardized interactions with local package management, service control and software configuration.

Today dynamically configuring bind, haproxy and nginx, installing a package on a Debian or OpenBSD, restarting a service, all these very simple tasks which we automate and operate from a central repository force us to build complex abstractions. When using puppet, chef or pallet, we write complex templates because software was meant to be configured by humans.

The same goes for checking the output of running arbitrary scripts on machines.

  1. Where we’ll be tomorrow

    With the ease PaaS solutions bring to developers, and offers such as the ones from VMWare and open initiatives such as OpenStack, it seems as though virtualized environments will very soon be found everywhere, even in private companies which will deploy such environments on their own hardware.

    I would not bet on it happening but a terse input and output format for system tools and daemons would go a long way in ensuring easy and fast interaction with configuration management and command and control software.

    While it was a mistake to try to push XML as a terse format replacing configuration file to interact with single machines, a terse format is needed to interact with many machines providing the same service, or to run many tasks in parallel - even though, admittedly , tools such as capistrano or mcollective do a good job at running things and providing sensible output.

  2. The future is now !

    Some projects are leading the way in this new orientation, 2011 as I’ve seen it called will be the year of the time series boom. For package management and logging, Jordan Sissel released such great tools as logstash and fpm. For easy graphing and deployment etsy released great tools, amongst which statsd.

    As for bridging the gap between provisionning, configuration management, command and control and deploys I think two tools, both based on jclouds1 are going in the right direction:

    • Whirr2: Which let you start a cluster through code, providing

    recipes for standard deploys (zookeeper, hadoop)

    • pallet3: Which lets you describe your infrastructure as code and

    interact with it in your own code. pallet’s phase approach to cluster configuration provides a smooth dependency framework which allows easy description of dependencies between configuration across different clusters of machines.

  3. Who’s getting left out ?

    One area where things seem to move much slower is network device configuration, for people running open source based load-balancers and firewalls, things are looking a bit nicer, but the switch landscape is a mess. As tools mostly geared towards public cloud services will make their way in private corporate environments, hopefully they’ll also get some of the programmable


          A wrapping macro   

A bit of sugar

The wrap-with function described in my last post1 is useful, but you still end-up having to write closures which might be confusing to people who just want to write simple wrappers.

Fortunately, clojure provides the ability to enhance the language with syntactic sugar for use cases such as this one.

A word of warning

I’m obviously going to talk about macros in this article. I still think one has to postpone the writing macros as much as possible, to avoid creating code that feels too magic to the outside reader.

There are two use cases where resorting to macro is idiomatic, we’ll explore the first one here:

  • macros which help define symbols, usually named def<resource>
  • macros which wrap access to a resource within a closure, usually named with-<resource>

The first kind of macro is used on a common basis by the clojure programmer: defn2. Yep, that’s right the idiomatic way to declare functions in clojure is a macro that wraps a call to def.

The second kind’s most popular example is with-open3 which encloses access to a resource and ensures that it gets closed. The with-resource calls have become common idioms in clojure libraries and provide a great equivalent to the similar ruby co-block idiom. This type of macros will be described in a later post though.

Macro terminology

Macros need access to all kind of resources and reading them might be hard on the eyes at first, several people have written on the subject of macros, and books have been written that go into great detail on the subject. So I’ll just go with a cheat sheet:

  1. The body of a macro is usually quoted

    Macros insert are expanded to code, hence you must provide the s-exprs you want to be executed by quoting them otherwise they won’t be executed at the time of execution.

    Beware that there are two types of quoting available in clojure:

    • Standard quoting, using ‘
    • Backtick quoting, using ` which expands forms into the current namespace, and is generally used for macros
  2. Accessing data from within the quoted s-exprs

    There are two ways to access data from within a quoted list of expressions:

    • unquote: which takes the value of a symbol and replaces it in the expanded list, ~expr
    • unquote-splicing: which takes the value of a symbol pointing to a list and expands it spliced, ~@expr
  3. The canonical unless example

    Unless is the most common example macro described, let’s see how it is written

    (defmacro unless [test & exprs]
      `(if (not ~test)
        (do ~@exprs)))
    

    Short but dense! The code reads like this:

    • Define an unless macro which takes an arbitrary number of arguments, the first one being bound to test, the rest to a list called exprs
    • Test the veracity of test
    • Execute the expressions in a do block

Wrapping up

Building on our previous function wrap-with, we can then help people write wrapper functions more easily:

(defmacro defwrapper [wrapper-name handler bindings & exprs]
  `(def ~wrapper-name
    (fn [~handler]
      (fn ~bindings
        (do ~@exprs)))))

This is somewhat inelegant since we still need to supply a symbol which is going to be bound to the handler. We can wrap it up using our previous function:

(defn to-be-wrapped [payload]
  (assoc payload :reply :ok))

(defwrapper wrap-add-foo handler [payload]
  (handler (assoc payload :foo :bar)))

(wrap-with to-be-wrapped [wrap-add-foo])

Room for improvement

Now let’s play a bit of magic, how about creating a macro which rebinds a symbol altogether:

(defmacro wrap-around [handler bindings & exprs]
  `(let [x#    ~handler
         meta#  (meta (var ~handler))]
     (def ~handler
       (fn ~bindings
         (let [~handler x#] 
           (do ~@exprs))))
     (alter-meta! (var ~handler) merge meta#)))

Notice the last call to alter-meta!4 which preserves the initial var’s metadata, such as :tag or :arglists. Now here are the macros in context:

(wrap-around send-command [payload]
  (send-command (assoc payload :foo :bar)))

;; store elapsed time in 
(wrap-around send-command [payload]
  (let [start (System/nanoTime)]
    (assoc (send-command payload) (- (System/nanoTime) start))))

Closing words

This is just a peak into the power of macros in clojure, and it was a fun journey getting to the bottom of the last macro. However the last form complicates reading to some extend and should thus be avoided if possible.


          Clojure Wrappers   

Functions in the wild

Functional programming rears its head in the most unusual places in software design. Take the web stack interfaces (rack1, plack2, WSGI3), they all implement a very functional view of what a web application is: a function that takes a map as input and returns a map as output.

Middleware then build on that abstraction composing themselves down to the actual handler call.

The graylog2 extension mechanism is a good example of this, the bulk of which is really simple:

def _call(env)
  begin
    # Call the app we are monitoring
    @app.call(env)
  rescue Exception => err
    # An exception has been raised. Send to Graylog2!
    send_to_graylog2(err)

    # Raise the exception again to pass backto app.
    raise
  end
end

All the code does is wrap application call in an exception catching block and returning the original result. Providing such a composition interface enables doing two useful things for middleware applications:

  • Taking action before the handler is called, for instance parsing json data as arguments.
  • Taking action after the handler was called, in this case catching exceptions.

Composition in clojure

The russian doll approach taken in rack was a natural fit for clojure’s web stack, ring4. What I want to show here is how easy it is to write a simple wrapping layer for any type of function, enabling building simple input and output filters for any type of logic.

The basics

Let’s say we have a simple function interacting with a library, taking a map as parameter, yielding an operation status map back:

(defn send-command
  "send a command"
  [payload]
  (-> payload
     serialize     ; translate into a format for on-wire
     send-sync     ; send command and wait for answer
     deserialize)) ; translate result back as map

Now let’s say we need the following filters:

  • We need certain keys in the command map sent out
  • We want to provide defaults for the reply map
  • We want to time command execution for statistics usage

The functions are easy to write:

(defn filter-required [payload]
  (let [required [:user :operation]] 
    (when (some nil? (map payload required))
      (throw (Exception. "invalid payload"))))
  payload)

(defn filter-defaults [response]
  (let [defaults {:status :unknown, :user :guest}]
    (merge defaults response)))

(defn time-command [payload]
  (let [start-ts    (System/nanoTime)
        response    (send-command payload)
        end-ts      (System/nanoTime)]
    (merge response {:elapsed (- end-ts start-ts)})))

Now all that is required is linking those functions together. A very naive approach would be to go the imperative way, with let:

(defn linking-wrappers [payload]
  (let [payload  (filter-required payload)
        payload  (filter-defaults payload)
        response (time-command payload)]
    response))

Evolving towards a wrapper interface

Thinking about it in a more functional way, it becomes clear that this is just threading the payload through functions. Clojure even has a nice macro that does just that.

(defn composing-wrappers [payload]
  (-> payload filter-required filter-defaults time-command))

This is already very handy, but needs a bit of work when we want to move the filters around, or if we wanted to be able to provide the filters as a list, even though using loop and recur it seems feasible.

One of the gripes of such an approach is that you need two types of middleware functions, those that happen before and those that happen after an action, writing a generic timing filter that can be plugged in anywhere would involve writing two filter functions!

The other gripe is that there is no way to bypass the execution of the filter chain, except by throwing exceptions, what we want is to wrap around the command call to be able to interfere with the processing.

Looking back on the rack approach, we see that the call to the actual rack handler is enclosed within the middleware, doing the same in clojure would involve returning a function wrapping the original call, which is exactly what has been done for ring5, by the way:

(defn filter-required [handler]
  (fn [payload]
    (let [required [:user :operation]] 
      (if (some nil? (map payload required))
        {:status :fail :message "invalid payload"}
        (handler payload)))))

(defn filter-defaults [handler]
  (fn [payload]
    (let [defaults {:status :unknown, :user :guest}]
      (handler (merge defaults payload)))))

(defn time-command [handler]
  (fn [payload]
    (let [start-ts    (System/nanoTime)
          response    (handler payload)
          end-ts      (System/nanoTime)]
      (merge response {:elapsed (- end-ts start-ts)}))))

Reusing the threading operator, building the composed handler is now dead easy:

(def composed (-> send-command
                  time-command
                  filter-defaults
                  filter-required))

Tying it all together

We have now reached the point where composition is very easy, at the expense of a bit of overhead when writing wrappers.

The last enhancement that could really help is being able to provide a list of functions to decorate a function with which would yield the composed handler.

We cannot apply to -> since it is a macro, so we call loop and recur to the rescue:

(defn wrap-with [handler all-decorators]
  (loop [cur-handler  handler
         decorators   all-decorators]
    (if decorators
      (recur ((first decorators) cur-handler) (next decorators))
      cur-handler)))

Or as scottjad noted:

(defn wrap-with [handler all-decorators]
  (reduce #(%2 %1) handler all-decorators))

Now, you see this function has no knowledge at all of the logic of handlers, making it very easy to reuse in a many places, writing composed functions is now as easy as:

(def wrapped-command
  (wrap-with send-command [time-command filter-defaults filter-required]))

I hope this little walkthrough helps you navigate more easily through projects such as ring, compojure, and the likes. You’ll see that in many places using such a mechanism allows elegant test composition.


          Beware deals that are 'too good'   

When it comes to stories about Hurricane Matthew, it never stops.

With all of the destruction of property by falling trees, flooding, lack of power, lack of access to property, everyone has something to discuss.

While talking about the disaster with someone who lived in the affected area, this man proceeded to tell a story about one of his neighbors.

This home owner had a large tree come down on his house but luckily it only fell on the roof with no damage to the building.

He was able to enter and continue to live in his house, just wanted the tree removed.

With other houses in greater need of service, he was competing with them in trying to get a tree removal company or a roofing firm to clear up the property.

He was quoted $23,000 to remove the tree and that was the lowest bid he could get.

After checking with his insurance company, he found out that his insurance policy had a $ 15,000 deductible.

He would owe that amount but was faced with the fact he did not have that much money to pay for it.

Then like a stroke of luck, an independent contractor showed up and offered to clear the property for considerable less, but had to be paid in cash.

They agree to the terms and even signed a “contract ” which stipulated the scope of the work.

The contractor assured the owner that he was insured and there was nothing to worry about. He even showed a bill head with a license number as proof of his legitimacy. The homeowner made a copy of the individual’s driver’s license just in case there was a problem.

Eventually there was.

But first the contractor needed a 30 percent down payment as he had to hire some workers as they were being offered jobs with the major contractors. So the homeowner used up his credit line on a credit card and made the initial payment.

The next day the contractor began the work and shortly after lunch, suddenly leaves the job with the explanation that there was an emergency at home and would come back in a short time.

Of course, the workers leave also, as there was no supervision and they did not want to take on any responsibility.

A few days go by and eventually the contractor shows up and indicates that he needs some additional equipment and the price for the completion of the job has just gone up.

This eventually leads to a heated discussion and the contractor picks up his equipment and tools and leaves the job completely.

What does the homeowner do now? Report him to the authorities? And while waiting for relief, what then?

That does not solve the immediate problem of removing the tree and that is of major concern.

At last contact, the owner had called in a legitimate company, was put on a waiting list and was waiting for the work to be done.

There is a moral to this story. If you are ever solicited by someone who can give you a good deal, run the other way as this is a swindle of the first order.

The home owner has some recourse against this scam artist receiving the cash payment by reporting this transaction to the IRS on a Form 1099.

By so doing he believes it would preclude the individual for not reporting of this money for tax purposes.

The paying of someone over $600 to an individual for services rendered (somewhat) you meet the requirement for this filing.

Unfortunately it makes the old adage “buyer beware” very true and costly.

Observation: Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.

 

 

Edward J. Loughrey, CFE, EA, LPA can be reached at ejktaxes@gmail.com or at 843.705.7258.

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          la computadora del año 1964   

La tercera generación de computadoras emergió con el desarrollo de circuitos integrados (pastillas de silicio) en las que se colocan miles de componentes electrónicos en una integración en miniatura. Las computadoras nuevamente se hicieron más pequeñas, más rápidas, desprendían menos calor y eran energéticamente más eficientes. El ordenador IBM-360 dominó las ventas de la tercera generación de ordenadores desde su presentación en 1965. El PDP-8 de la Digital Equipment Corporation fue el primer miniordenador.Características de está generación:Se desarrollaron circuitos integrados para procesar información.Se desarrollaron los "chips" para almacenar y procesar la información. Un "chip" es una pieza de silicio que contiene los componentes electrónicos en miniatura llamados semiconductores.Los circuitos integrados recuerdan los datos, ya que almacenan la información como cargas eléctricas.Surge la multiprogramación.Las computadoras pueden llevar a cabo ambas tareas de procesamiento o análisis matemáticos.Emerge la industria del "software".Se desarrollan las minicomputadoras IBM 360 y DEC PDP-1.Otra vez las computadoras se tornan más pequeñas, más ligeras y más eficientes.Consumían menos electricidad, por lo tanto, generaban menos calor

          Gparted merge unallocated space to /dev/sda7   
How can I merge the unallocated space (selected in blue) to /dev/sda7 . On windows I shrink disk D: to create 100 Gb free space. I've created a Live USB with Gparted and I see all the partitions I have. I want to merge all the unallocated space with /dev/sda7 (Fedora). How can I achieve this? ![image description](http://)
          Madonna teases 'Ghosttown' video   

Madonna has issued a preview of her next music video.

The singer is releasing the track 'Ghosttown' as the latest cut from 2015 album 'Rebel Heart'.

A 16-second clip of its video has been premiered on Jay Z's new streaming platform Tidal, which Madonna has a share in.

The US star's last video - for the track 'Living For Live' - was initially given its debut on Snapchat.

However, it later was uploaded to the usual services Vevo and YouTube.

Speaking recently about Tidal - which is co-owned by a host of big music acts - Madonna said:

"If you refer to Tidal as Illuminati, you are paying us the highest of compliments. As I've stated before it is another name for "The Enlightened Ones" a group of scientists, philosophers and artists that emerged after the dark ages. They changed and shaped the world for the better! Do the research and find out for yourself!"

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          Fake Tickets Sold By Servitors For Trinity’s Darshan   
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          Jessica Molaskey's PORTRAITS OF JONI Album to Launch New Imprint Ghostlight Deluxe   

Ghostlight Records will launch a special new label imprint, Ghostlight Deluxe with the latest release from celebrated actress and singer Jessica Molaskey, Portraits of Joni, on Friday, July 28. The album will be available for pre-order starting on Friday, July 7.

Ghostlight Deluxe will be curated by John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey.

Featuring Molaskey's distinctly innovative interpretations, this album mixes elements of jazz, pop, folk and Americana into a uniquely powerful and poignant celebration of the iconic songwriter, Joni Mitchell. Portraits of Joni is produced by Jessica Molaskey, with John Pizzarelli serving as co-producer and Rob and Marcie Orley as executive producers. Album guest stars include Jazz luminaries Larry Goldings, Randy Brecker, Harry Allen and John Pizzarelli.

Jessica will be performing selections from the album in concert in Seattle (July 27-30), New York (August 8-12), Los Angeles (August 17-20), Santa Cruz (August 26) and Escondido, CA (August 27).

Starting on Friday, July 7, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the single "Help Me." For more information on the recording, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/jessica-molaskey-portraits-of-joni.

"Our mission at Ghostlight Deluxe," explains Jessica, "is to give theater artists an opportunity and a home to make solo recordings that are singular to their unique talents. Whether it be jazz, pop or the Great American Songbook, we are committed to making albums with the highest quality arrangements and musicianship that integrate all these styles. It is the challenge of Broadway actors to be chameleons, to step into a character and become someone other than themselves. What happens when a Broadway singer decides to step out of costume? What happens when they decide to expose their authentic self through song? Ghostlight Deluxe will produce recordings that don't necessarily feel the need to reach to the back of the balcony, but can effortlessly reach our hearts."

Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight's founder and president, adds "John and Jessica have been my friends for 20 years. Their technical artistry, stylish interpretations and pure love of music are unparalleled. To collaborate with them on Ghostlight Deluxe is an honor for me and will be a joy for all to hear."

Reflecting on Portraits of Joni, Jessica says, "Joni Mitchell writes songs like a painter. One brush stroke here, another stroke there and you have a portrait of a fully realized soul. I continue to be amazed by how she can create a whole person with her words and music." Album highlights include contemplative takes on many of Mitchell's most popular composition such as "A Case of You," "Chelsea Morning" and the iconic "Both Sides Now," in addition to sly jazz-laced versions of "Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" and "Raised on Robbery."

When Portraits of Joni debuted as part of Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series at The Allen Room, Molaskey was praised by Stephen Holden in the New York Times for her "uncompromising psychological realism along with an element of surprise that few singers bring to their material. In her voice, joy and pain are so intertwined that they're almost the same thing."Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal raved "Joni Mitchell would have to look hard to find a better interpreter and champion than Jessica Molaskey, a highly astute singer and interpreter who's proven her worth repeatedly in the fields of Broadway, cabaret, and jazz." In the Village Voice, David Finkle said "If Joni Mitchell isn't singing her own songs, it's hard to imagine anyone singing them better than Molaskey, a singer whose smoky voice carries the intellect and emotion necessary to capture Mitchell's often chilly immediacy."

Her husband John Pizzarelli, who will release his own album Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 the same day, is featured in a special combination of Mitchell's eternal "The Circle Game" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'Waters of March." According to the New York Times, the songs are "transformed a merry-go-round contemplation of the life cycle into an exalted hymn to the natural world." The classic "Little Green" is a vocal duet with their daughter Madeleine Pizzarelli. "All I Want " is presented as a tour-de-force piano solo by Larry Goldings, merged with Jessica's haunting vocal on "Blue."

"Joni's self portraits are beautiful and fragile and often filled with conflict and joy," continues Jessica. "Like the young Joni in 'In France They Kiss on Main Street,' she experienced her coming of age 'under neon signs' in a pinball arcade, while her mother was 'fading in a suburban room' or the overwhelmed Joni in 'A Case of You,' wallowing at the bar and drawing his face "on the back of a cartoon coaster in the blue TV screen light. These portraits are now timeless treasures of a new generations' Great American Songbook. They have been indelibly etched in my heart and soul forever."

Jessica Molaskey is a veteran of a dozen Broadway shows including the revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, which was nominated for nine Tony Awards. She appeared in A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center, Parade (directed by Hal Prince), Dream, Tommy, Crazy for You, Les Misérables, City of Angels, Chess, Cats and Oklahoma! She most recently played the role of Marie in the City Center Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella. Off Broadway credits include Songs For A New World, Dream True, Wise Guys (Stephen Sondheim, Sam Mendes), and Weird Romance (All Original Cast Recordings).

Ms. Molaskey has five critically-acclaimed solo albums and has performed in concert from Lincoln Center to Carnegie and Disney Hall to the Montreal and Monterey Jazz festivals. For the past decade she and John Pizzarelli have enjoyed a two-month, sold-out engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York, to which Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times: "They are as good as it gets in any entertainment medium. They are caviar in a world of canned tuna. Once you've acquired the taste, there is no substitute."

She has written songs for a dozen recordings, including the "Greed," part of a commission for Audra McDonald's Seven Deadly Sins at Carnegie Hall and "Cradle and All" with Ricky Ian Gordon for PBS American Songbook. Jessica recently played opposite Ms. McDonald, as Sister Bertha in the NBC-TV version of The Sound Of Music Live! She and her husband host the weekly radio show "Radio Deluxe," which airs in sixty cities around the United States and in Canada.

"PORTRAITS OF JONI" TRACK LIST:

1. Help Me

2. Dreamland / Carey

3. A Case of You

4. The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

5. Marcie

6. In France They Kiss On Main Street

7. The Last Time I Saw Richard

8. Raised on Robbery

9. Little Green

10. The Circle Game / Waters of March

11. All I Want / Blue

12. Chelsea Morning

13. Both Sides Now

14. Big Yellow Taxi

Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings - building a library of over 150 records in the last 17 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2016 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Other notable recent releases include the 2017 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee Falsettos, the 2016 "Best Musical Revival" Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2015 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! andDisney's Newsies. The label has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Sutton Foster, Adam Pascal, Lea DeLaria, Kelli O'Hara, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa and Michael Friedman, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com


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          Watch Andy Serkis emerge as Caesar in new War for the Planet of the Apes clip   

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          Les investisseurs français en Afrique attendent d’Emmanuel Macron un vrai « virage africain »   
Une vue du Plateau, le quartier des affaires d’Abidjan, en mai 2016.
Ce que les Chinois, les Turcs, les Indiens réussissent à faire, pourquoi les entreprises françaises ne le feraient-elles pas ? demande Etienne Giros.

La France vit un bouleversement politique d’une ampleur surprenante. Sous l’impulsion d’un président de 39 ans, un large renouvellement du personnel politique va de pair avec un écroulement des partis traditionnels et l’émergence d’une nouvelle majorité. Les relations avec l’Afrique seront évidemment impactées par ce mouvement. A cette occasion, qu’il soit permis aux entreprises françaises investies en Afrique de mettre en avant quelques principes qui sont autant de convictions fortes et qui devraient guider la future politique de la France.


Avant tout, il s’agit d’être conscient que le développement de l’Afrique est une priorité absolue. Pour le continent lui-même d’abord, confronté à des défis gigantesques : la pauvreté, la population sans cesse croissante, l’emploi, le manque d’infrastructures. Le développement est la seule manière de lutter contre les flux migratoires (dramatiquement illustrés par la forte poussée de la migration subsaharienne ces derniers jours), le terrorisme qui se nourrit de la pauvreté, et l’explosion démographique. Il y a urgence, et bien que ce ne soit pas une préoccupation première de l’opinion, c’est une question qui nous concerne directement en France et en Europe. C’est donc une vision politique qu’il faut avoir. Angela Merkel l’a bien compris, en plaçant l’Afrique au centre des objectifs du prochain G20.

Ensuite, être convaincu que l’Afrique est une chance formidable pour la France et ses entreprises. Ce continent est maintenant totalement ouvert à la mondialisation, et nos positions de 2030 se construisent aujourd’hui. Ce que les Chinois, les Turcs, les Indiens réussissent à faire, pourquoi les entreprises françaises ne le feraient-elles pas ? Nos avantages concurrentiels sont déterminants : nous partageons la langue, le droit commercial, la monnaie, et surtout une proximité ancienne et profonde avec le continent. Investissons dans ces pays amis, et nous soutiendrons notre propre croissance. Sans parler de l’influence que cela confère à la France, encore considérée de ce fait comme une puissance qui compte.

La fin de la Françafrique

La politique africaine de la France doit miser sur l’entreprise, française ou africaine, pour atteindre les objectifs du développement. C’est en bonne voie, grâce à l’arrivée sur le marché africain de nouveaux acteurs français, issus de la diaspora ou du digital, et un nouveau discours et positionnement des Français. La fin de la Françafrique et des rentes de situations est actée. C’est pourquoi il faut encore davantage contribuer à améliorer l’état de droit et le climat des affaires, favoriser le cofinancement et le soutien à l’investissement privé, simplifier les procédures administratives de gestion de projets, et toujours et encore encourager les entreprises.

Au final, il nous faut instaurer un esprit collectif qui marque la forte détermination de notre pays à développer ses positions en Afrique. Un système où les pouvoirs publics, les entreprises et les organismes financiers jouent totalement collectif et partagent la même ambition, comme d’autres pays africains ou européens savent parfaitement le faire. De bonnes initiatives ont déjà été prises en ce sens, par exemple le renforcement de Bpifrance, de Business France ou de l’Agence française de développement (AFD), mais il faut sérieusement accélérer le mouvement et jouer plus vite et plus agilement, pour que Paris s’impose comme le hub incontournable pour l’Afrique.
Voilà quelques axes qui pourraient fonder une relance de nos positions en Afrique, et qui traduiraient l’enjeu que ce continent représente pour nous, mais aussi l’espoir et la confiance que nous plaçons en lui.

Source: lemonde.fr



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          Two men in a car shot in Jamaica Plain   
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 00:40

Around 12:40 a.m., in a car near the Hennigan School on Heath Street, possibly in the area of Grotto Glen Road and Day Street. Police found the victims at a local emergency room, where somebody had driven them.

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          Iraq: New Abuse, Execution Reports of Men Fleeing Mosul   

A member of Iraqi security forces stands on the turret of an armoured vehicle along a highway near west of Mosul, Iraq, June 22, 2017. 

© 2017 Reuters
 
(Beirut) – Allegations are emerging of Iraqi forces beating and unlawfully killing men and boys fleeing Mosul in the final phase of the battle against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.

Four witnesses told Human Rights Watch that they saw Iraqi forces beat unarmed men and boys fleeing the fighting within the last seven days, and said they also obtained information about Iraqi forces executing unarmed men during this time period.

“As Iraqi forces are poised to retake the entire city of Mosul, allegations of unlawful killings and beatings significantly raise concerns for the civilians there who have been living under ISIS control,” said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Iraqi forces are promising liberation, but they need to find out what’s happening now and stop any abuse.”

One witness said that three Emergency Response Division and Iraqi Security Force (ISF) members on a key route for civilians fleeing the city boasted to him that they were executing captured unarmed men who were thought to be ISIS-affiliated instead of detaining them. The Emergency Response Division and ISF fighters, stationed three kilometers from the heaviest fighting in the Old City, said they made an exception for elderly men, the witness said.

Two other witnesses said they saw Iraqi uniformed soldiers pick at least six men and boys out of crowds of fleeing civilians at a checkpoint, beat them, and drive them away. They said they saw soldiers pick out another man, beat him, and then move him into a building they were using as a base. One of the witnesses said that soldiers later said they had killed him.

“I have heard of countless abuses and executions in this battle,” one witness said. “But what’s changed is that in this final phase fighters are no longer hiding what they are doing and are comfortable allowing us to witness the abuses first-hand.”

The same witness said that earlier this week, he heard three screams coming from a building being used by the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), after which fighters from the unit ushered him away. That afternoon in another neighborhood of west Mosul, the witness saw two CTS fighters take down the corpse of an alleged ISIS fighter that had been strung up to an electrical pole, and stone the body before taking a few photos of each other posing with it.

That night, he said, a CTS fighter also showed him a video of a severely beaten man who the fighter said was an ISIS prisoner. In the video the CTS fighter shoots and kills the unarmed detainee, he said.

In the days before, the man said he saw five Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint pick out at least 10 men over a period of an hour, beat them, and drag them toward a building the soldiers were using as a base. He said that one of the men the soldiers were beating was wounded and that he had arrived with his family from a front-line field hospital. The witness said that as he was leaving the area he saw the soldiers single out more and more men, beat them and take them away, but lost count of how many.

An article published in a Swedish outlet on June 28, 2017, by a Swedish journalist who was on the front-line says that a Federal Police officer boasted about decapitating at least 50 men with knives and beating others, with fellow officers watching, cheering, and sometimes filming. The article said the Federal Police backed up these claims with photos and videos.

Throughout the operation to retake Mosul, Human Rights Watch has documented Iraqi forces detaining and holding thousands of men and boys in inhumane conditions without charge, and in some cases torturing and executing them, under the guise of a screening them for ISIS-affiliation. In May 2016, Iraqi forces retook the city of Fallujah from ISIS, but in the operation committed horrific abuses, including executions, torture, and the disappearance of over 600 men whose bodies have yet to be found.

Human Rights Watch has raised concerns regarding allegations of ill-treatment, torture, and executions numerous times in meetings with Iraqi officials in Baghdad as well as with representatives from US-led coalition member countries. Human Rights Watch does not know of a single transparent investigation into abuses by Iraqi armed forces, any instances of commanders being held accountable for abuse, or any victims of abuse receiving compensation.

Iraqi criminal justice authorities should investigate all alleged crimes, including unlawful killings and mutilation of corpses, committed by any party in the conflict in a prompt, transparent, and effective manner, up to the highest levels of responsibility. Those found criminally responsible should be appropriately prosecuted. Extrajudicial executions and torture during an armed conflict are war crimes. Despoiling dead bodies and other outrages on personal dignity are violations of the laws of armed conflict and may amount to war crimes.

“Reports of unlawful executions and beatings by Iraqi soldiers should be enough to raise concern among the highest ranks in Baghdad and among members of the international coalition combatting ISIS,” Fakih said. “Iraqi officials should translate that concern into accountability for war crimes.”


          “Alexa, if I’m going to die, then what’s the point of doing anything?”   
AMAZON’S smart speaker is not yet ready for life’s bigger questions, it has emerged.
          Osborne takes seventh job in Greggs   
FORMER chancellor George Osborne has taken a seventh job serving behind the counter of Greggs in Romford, it has emerged.
          Jacob Rees-Mogg sent from 1923 to save Conservative Party   
JACOB Rees-Mogg was sent from the year 1923 to stop the Conservatives from being destroyed, it has emerged.
          Your Favorite Scripture and Why   
I thought of this topic the other day because my mom and I were talking when I was visiting her at the nursing home. How many of us know our parents, spouse, child's, best friends - favorite scripture and why it is their favorite?

I'll start by sharing my very favorite for times of stress - I found this one while going some awful personal times and it really helped me - including end of marriage, mother's illness, and son's emergency brain surgery, best friend left truth and commi...
          Emergency Kits   
RE: Emergency Kits

With the things happening in Japan and elseware, there has been discussion about emergency kits and what should be included. I did some research on-line and found some sites that might be handy. If you don't already have a kit ready, I encourage you to do so. The Faithful Slave has been encouraging us to do so for some time. Hope this helps.
Hugs,
Susan

Red Cross Be Ready Check List
http://www.redcross.org/www-files/Docume
nts/pdf/Pre...
          Ever Green Gate Repair and Installation 90712   
Ever Green Garage Door Repair 90712 is a business committed to giving the best class garage door repair and service doable. We offer same-day garage door repair or ruined garage door spring replacement. We want to aid when your garage door disrupts your every day routine to get you back on track. Even emergency repair […]

Ever Green Gate Repair and Installation 90712 is a post from: 1st Gates & Garage Doors


          June 30, 2017: Hour 1   
In hour one of Here & Now's June 30, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Ron Elving and CNN's Juana Summers join us to discuss the week in politics. Also, the Blackberry Festival kicks off Friday in McLoud, Oklahoma, a town that President Harry Truman once called the "blackberry capital of the world." But in recent decades, the blackberry boom has subsided. And New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Thursday for the New York City subway system, which is in serious need of repairs. We hear more about what the move means for frustrated riders.
          Structured and Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis as a Brain-Wide Multi-Modal Data Fusion Approach   
Multi-modal data fusion has recently emerged as a comprehensive neuroimaging analysis approach, which usually uses canonical correlation analysis (CCA). However, the current CCA-based fusion approaches face problems like high-dimensionality, multi-collinearity, unimodal feature selection, asymmetry, and loss of spatial information in reshaping the imaging data into vectors. This paper proposes a structured and sparse CCA (ssCCA) technique as a novel CCA method to overcome the above problems. To investigate the performance of the proposed algorithm, we have compared three data fusion techniques: standard CCA, regularized CCA, and ssCCA, and evaluated their ability to detect multi-modal data associations. We have used simulations to compare the performance of these approaches and probe the effects of non-negativity constraint, the dimensionality of features, sample size, and noise power. The results demonstrate that ssCCA outperforms the existing standard and regularized CCA-based fusion approaches. We have also applied the methods to real functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and structural MRI data of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients (n = 34) and healthy control (HC) subjects (n = 42) from the ADNI database. The results illustrate that the proposed unsupervised technique differentiates the transition pattern between the subject-course of AD patients and HC subjects with a p-value of less than $1\times 10^{\mathrm {\mathbf {-6}}}$ . Furthermore, we have depicted the brain mapping of functional areas that are most correlated with the anatomical changes in AD patients relative to HC subjects.
          Andrew Cuomo declara estado de emergencia en metro de NY   
El gobernador del estado de Nueva York pidió al director de la Autoridad del Transporte Metropolitano, que le presente un plan de reorganización en 30 días.
          SignatureCare Emergency Center Launches New Website   

SignatureCare Emergency Center has launched an all new website, with the same URL, ercare24.com, with new features for patients looking for emergency rooms online.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/er/houston/prweb13963084.htm


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Toylab bloggers have made no secret that they are excited about the direction of Valiant Entertainment. With the launch of X-O Manowar comic, the upcoming Secret Weapons series and of course the upcoming live action Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe. We are thrilled to bring you an interview with one of the star's from Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe, Ciera Foster. Ciera Foster is playing one of my favorite Valiant characters, Livewire. When casting for Ninjak vs was going on I openly wondered if they would find an actress who could portray the mixture of intelligence and bad assness that is Livewire and with Ciera they just flat out nailed it. She is intelligent, beautiful, and a good person as well. On top of all that she brings a legit athletic and martial arts resume to the table. Toylab's Marvel Matt sought out Ciera on questions about playing Livewire and she kindly answered.

If you love Valiant, if you are curious about Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe then you need to read this interview. Ciera has an infectious enthusiasm for playing Livewire that has pushed my excitement for seeing her in action to 11.
Divinity #0 - Ciera Foster - Livewire Cover

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Ciera we are very excited to see you play Livewire in Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe.  What was the first thing that excited you as an actress about playing Livewire?

Firstly, thank you and the enthusiasm is certainly mutual!!! Thinking how to respond to that question is a bit tricky because it's a loaded answer. - The first thing that comes to mind is hands down the simple fact that I am a comic book, cartoon, video game fan. Yes, ME!!! I grew up with my older brother Nick and my guy cousins Keion and Cedric and we practically lived (and still do I might add) all things superhero,... seriously! But that's just the tip of the iceberg. I love playing Livewire not only because of what she is "a superhero" but because of WHO she is. Livewire is a natural leader with boundless compassion yet yields uncompromising strength. She's both admired and respected and hates wrongdoing particularly at the cost of the defenseless. Daily I'm blown away at the blessing of playing this character whose values are so aligned with my own. She continues to amaze me. With my background in athletics and my previous and current endeavors in the humanitarian field I couldn't have written a better character for me to play, which is a credit to the founding creators and the current exceptional team of writers working for and with Valiant.


 Speaking of Valiant I legitimately cannot answer this question without acknowledging how thrilled I am (Not to mention damn proud) to be a part of the Valiant Universe. I know I could easily sound biased but the fact is the more anyone delves into Valiant the more apparent it will be that there is no other major super universe with as much diversity in character, craftsmanship, and artistry plus overall badassness. From Harbinger, to Faith, to Bloodshot to one of my favorites Britannia (Just to name a few). I mean seriously it doesn't get more diverse than that! No slight on other comic universes but Valiant isn't creating a league of its own, it already is one. People are just seeing it on a larger scale and that makes me pretty damn excited to be your Livewire.


Livewire is the star of a comic series coming out called Secret Weapons have you been able to get a preview of that?

Valiant does a phenomenal job of providing us plenty of material. But it's no secret as Valiant continues to get bigger and bigger that our CEO Dinesh Shamdasani and VP of marketing Hunter Gorinson have made secrecy Valiant's "Secret Weapon" (See what I did there...) - I have a bit of a preview on the way from H.Q. but the hard hitting stuff I get to read with everyone else, which is cool with me. I get to share the journey as a fan and with the fans. I think that's important as an artist especially when playing a comic book character to be along for the ride at the same pace. Otherwise it's easy to project stuff onto to the scene or character that hasn't happened. Which I feel does everyone an injustice. - I've certainly done my research and since the book is about the emergence of the Harbinger program, I'm just as excited as the Valiant fans.

Livewire may seem like the star but I believe my character has the honor of being somewhat of a guiding force for some incredible new characters that will be introduced. I personally love that. It is my understanding Secret Weapons conceptually challenges the notion of being a "misfit". I believe the world could use a little more of that these days.

The Bat and the Sun is producing the series how did you meet them and get the part as Livewire?
Ciera Foster playing Livewire in Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe

Pure hustle. I went to audition almost two years ago for a role I submitted myself for. It was an extremely small, low budget, independent project. I have managers and agents of course but I like to search out new creative challenges for myself (Maybe that is the artist/athlete in me) because the role was pretty controversial and the project as I stated didn't pay much. I'd just gotten back from holiday, when I received the callback and I was pretty tired but I love what I do and I don't miss auditions so I went happily and did my thing. - I didn't get the part lol!

Apparently, I just wasn't right for the role, but the director liked my energy and work. He looked at my resume and said, "I gotta ask you about your martial arts and athletic background..." I filled him and the assistant CD in. Per usual I started geeking out over my love for superheroes. He told he might have a referral for me. I left and that was that. I had no expectations. I actually forgot until months later I got a phone call from Aaron Schoenke to play Storm for Bat in the Sun's Wonder Woman vs. Wolverine. After about 5 minutes of me talking about Ororo Munroe's history a little Street Fighter, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon and a dash of Mortal Kombat I got the part. Almost a year later I got another phone call out of the blue from Aaron, I remember his exact words.

"Are you available next month to work? ... There is a thing...Its cool....really cool....you'll like it...I can't tell anything else but if you interested I think you should audition for it....that's all I can say.  I'll be in touch."

Yep, it was at that moment for exactly 17 seconds I thought I'd finally got the call to be a real life spy LOL. Auditioning for Livewire was actually not too far off. A week later I got another call then another with limited info. I was sent audition sides (1-2 pages of material) I was told to send them back the same day as soon as possible. Reading the small bit of information I was given about the character (Still almost nothing not even a mention of Valiant) I had to make choices based off of a combination of training and instinct. I even overrode some of the direction I was given. As I worked on it with my older brother Nick we let our knowledge and passion of superheroes guide us. We had so little info we worked on it all over about three hours straight (discussing it constantly) until it felt right. I sent in my taped audition to Aaron and Sean at Bat in the Sun. After that Bat in the Sun sent it to Valiant in New York. About ten minutes later Aaron texted me I got the part - No better feeling. I know I didn't know someone, there were no favors, just my hard work paying off step by step. The best woman got the job. I was (am) Livewire.

The Valiant Universe is full of bad asses and Livewire is one of the biggest bad asses of them all, what was it like to film action sequences in Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe? 


What a fun question. It's literally a dream come true. As long as I can remember I've pretended to be a superhero, ninja, secret agent, etc. This is a lot cooler because its for real! I LIVE for this stuff! As you mentioned being such a powerful character one of the most powerful in the entire Valiant Universe especially as a woman is beyond exhilarating. When we film the fight scenes in particular I enter into a whole other zone. It's like a shark when they smell blood ...Was that too crazy LOL. I spent ample time on set not only on Livewire as a character but her characteristics in combat which is a huge part of the storytelling. As an artist but above all as a fan, I can tell a lot about character by the way they fight. I think a lot of comic hero heads would agree.

I fused my knowledge of the character with martial arts, artistry, and comics together to give Livewire an action personality that is so dynamic. I truly hope our fans and viewers enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed portraying it. Ultimately, a large part of Livewire is her fighting because that’s when you see how powerful she is when it all becomes unleashed. It gives me chills just thinking about it!

None of it would be possible without the involvement of the Valiant heads Dinish Shamdasani (CEO) and Joshua Johns (Dir. of Digital Media / Development) giving me the freedom to be an artist and working so collaboratively with Bat in the Sun. All of the fights in Ninjak Vs would be a nothing without the full cast and crew (Seriously you've seen our cast, athletes for days.) Credit is especially due to our director Aaron Schenoke he was born to create epic fight and action sequences. The direction let alone the vision of Aaron and his father Sean Schenoke combined is priceless. Lastly, but certainly not least our special affects composer Nikolay Zamkovoy is just a beast and creative genius that kills it every time.

You were an NCAA athlete and have trained heavily in martial arts.  Can you go into you're training in martial arts and did that help you land this role.


My dad is a 7th degree black belt and Tang Soo Do master. He was also sparring partners with the legendary Chuck Norris. My father trained me in his dojo where I had to attend classes until I was about eleven. We also trained at the park outside of class. After a break my mother kept me involved in Taekwondo and Karate. When I was twelve I was recruited to play basketball. I traded theater club at the time for basketball practice in hopes of earning a scholarship. I played basketball for eleven years straight including competitive national and international summer leagues. As my skills developed I began to only play "up" on teams with athletes older than me. The same happened in high school by the end of my freshmen year I was on varsity already and playing in regional finals. Club or school ball I was always on regional, sectional, or state championship teams. I also played competitive softball two years, track and field for three years (undefeated), and was recruited to play volleyball at the collegiate level. More often than not I was the captain on many of my teams especially through college. I was a COAA California State Championship finalist. From there I was recruited to SoCal where I became an NCAA athlete and received a scholarship to play basketball.

Afterwards I returned to martial arts mainly Taekwondo testing for my black belt, while also pursuing my acting career. During both regular school and acting school I also attended two film fighting schools. I attended Theatrical Academy of Combat under the instruction of Dan and Jan Spreaker who choreographed the films Hook and Master and Commander. There I learned my film fighting foundation and weapons technique. My best weapons are the broad sword, quarter staff, and the cutlass. After that I attended Film Fighting LA under the instruction of Robert Goodwin who helped train Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man. There was a big emphasis of the three points of Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Arts Method which I fell in love with. The school incorporated several art forms of camera fighting, stunt work, wrestling and firearms.   I've also had to do various training for a variety of roles and I still take classes and workshops. I will never stop learning and improving, I love this expression of the body and I'm blessed with the physicality to do something dynamic with it.

What does it feel like to join the ranks of Super Heroes? Playing Livewire makes you into a role model how does that change your mindset?

Playing Livewire doesn't change my mindset in regard to being a role model its quite the opposite, it affirms it. I've always had something inside of me pushing me to help others and to inspire. Its simple really, acting is my passion but helping others is my purpose. As I reflect on my career and life up to this point it adds up to this moment, this platform. When I was in college I was a paid activist for the CAA California Teachers Association I fought for educational rights, teacher rights and fair tuition costs. I was one of three student activist ambassadors hired by the CAA to represent SQE Students for Quality Education in which I was trained on activism techniques and school reform. My job was to bridge the gap between legislation and student rights.

In athletics as an NCAA athlete I was the captain and placed in charge of the team community service out reach programs. As an artist I've been to Haiti as an ambassador to Artists for Peace and Justice founded by writer/director Paul Haggis. I'm also an ambassador for the Water Underground Project and supporter of Children International. Now more than ever I feel these experiences have been part of a greater purpose which supersedes fame and popularity and has everything to do with passion. 
I say all this only to make the point that now I am Livewire,  I am just getting started. Be it a student athlete captain, activist, ambassador, acting class, or even growing up at home I've always been held to a higher standard. Livewire just raised the bar. I'm apart of something much bigger than myself.   As you stated I realize that makes me a role model, especially for little girls and young women. Challenge Accepted.

There have not been many black female super heroes in live action media?  Halle Berry comes to mind as Storm in X-Men but mind is drawing blanks on others.  At any rate it is a very small club of actresses that you are joining, does that add meaning to portrayal of Livewire.

I know what this means and I don't take it for granted. I'm humbled and honored, I think about it daily. People write me and post things about me regarding that very point. It's a blessing and a privilege. I always wanted to be a superhero but besides Storm there were no other heroes in all of the great universes that looked like me. It was a bit disheartening as a kid. Naturally, I assumed I'd play Storm if there ever were a Strom Origins film developed. This was my goal. By the way Alexandra Shipp is killing that role. But I realize now I was only thinking at the level of what I was shown possible. In the emerging age of the female lead heroine / superhero and with me as Livewire as a lead female superhero of color I take great pride and happiness in knowing that girls and boys of all races and backgrounds will see me and other upcoming heroes, and know that anything is possible. The best part is one day it won't even be a thought and the word "Black" or "Female" hero won't be a big deal. We will all just be superheroes from all walks of life representing everyone. That said let me clearly say in this moment in time I'm extremely proud to hold the torch for both female heroines and heroes of color until the goal of visibility amongst both is reached.

What is the future of Livewire?  We know that Valiant has a variety of film projects in the future.  Will Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe lead to role in those projects?

All I can say is that I'm blessed to be a part of something very special. I'm the face of Livewire for the first time, ever. To be so well received playing a character that was seemingly physically designed for me and virtually my whole life has been preparing me to play is pure joy. I'm certainly enjoying every minute of it. Since my character reveal and trailer premier/panel discussion at NYC Comic Con reception and the over all presence of this remarkable character continuing to expand. As you noted for the first time since the dawn of Valiant a series highlighting Livewire is being released now in Secret Weapons. That's major. Additionally, you mentioned its no secret Valiant is developing films. Eric Heisserer the Oscar nominated screen writer for Arrival not only wrote Secret Weapons but is writing the Harbinger film as well. To me what that says for not only the future of my character but the future of Valiant Comics and comics period is not lost on me. Playing Livewire as an artist (Especially a woman) being considered a fan-favorite character and being a fan myself means the world to me. I would love to play Livewire in the Harbinger films. I am Livewire. I was born to do this. I also look forward to continue to expanding and growing with the fans. We have the best fans hands down, period. I feel we are in this journey together and I mean that with everything in me. - Ninjak is something special, the Valiant Universe is special. The fans are beyond special. Valiant Entertainment / Valiant Digital are doing amazing things in both entertainment and comics. Valiant is so creative they plan things out far in advance. I think we will just have to stay tuned to see what unfolds.

What is the coolest moment you have had at a Convention since becoming Livewire?

When Bobby Leet a father of two recognized me walking around Comic Con NYC during my press day. The trailer and character reveal were not until the following day but he was such a big Valiant fan that he already knew who I was and asked for a picture. That memory sticks out to me as clear as day. He was the first one, we still follow each other on Instagram. By far to me the most impactful moment was the next day at the trailer premier and panel discussion. A guy (granted he was dressed as Armstrong lol) came up to me with tears in his eyes. He said he'd grown up reading the original Valiant Comics when he was a kid. He was so overwhelmed he could barely talk. He said Livewire was one of his favorite characters and he was emotional because I was everything he'd imagined her to be and more. The man said my being Livewire and the entire Ninjak Vs. experience was overwhelming and surreal for him. He assured me his tears were that of joy. I could feel his emotion then and now. I gave him a hug and thanked him. I still have the picture we took. I have many incredible moments with Valiant fans but that one will always be in my heart. It was at that moment that I truly realized what it meant to be and "Stay Valiant".


As you can Ciera is already a real hero and doing great things with this role I recommend checking her out on social media and her website.  Also look for her at Cons as I expect her to be going to a few.

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Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473101700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $24.52 to $28.59 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-5823-10/10 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473101700 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-003-DJJ-1979490-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Medical Equipment Repairer - Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1979351 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? **Welcome to our Midwestern Frontier** Also known as "Cereal City," Battle Creek Michigan is strategically located midway between Chicago and Detroit. Battle Creek offers the serenity of country living and the cultural and recreational amenities offered in urban settings. Numerous parks are connected to the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers and lakes and provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and other recreation. Community sporting, cultural, ethnic, historical, and holiday festivals provide plenty for residents to see and do. As a Battle Creek VA Medical Center professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is the Department of Veterans Affairs the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to our nations Veterans through the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans National Cemeteries. Battle Creek VA Medical Center professionals not only feel good about their careers, but their ability to balance work as well as home life. The Battle Creek VAMC offers generous paid time off, and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument. ### Duties **The Medical Equipment Repairer provides for the safe and reliable operation of medical equipment and systems used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients at the Battle Creek Healthcare Delivery System, which includes Battle Cree VAMC, Wyoming Health Care Center, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Lansing, Muskegon, and Benton Harbor.** As a Medical equipment repairer the incumbent will install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, test, calibrate, adjust, overhaul, and repair a wide variety of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment (electronic, electrical, and mechanical). Typical examples of equipment serviced include radiographic diagnostic and treatment units, cardiac defibrillators, hemodialysis units, ultracentrifuges, spectrophotometers, ultrasonic therapy equipment, electrophoresis apparatus, gas chromatographs, electron microscopes, X-ray units, electrocardiograph machines, cardiac monitors, electrosurgical units, electroencephalographs and radiography high speed film processors. They maintain and repair chemical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, suction and pressure systems which may include water, steam, air, gas under pressure, and piped oxygen lines associated with equipment serviced. Medical equipment repairers determine nature and extent of repairs required by checking equipment for malfunctions, requiring the tracing of wiring, broken or worn parts, leaks, feedback, and interference. They check voltage tolerances, amperage, power supplies, wave shape, frequency resonance, deflection time, decay curve, gain, balance, and signal sensitivity against prescribed tolerances and specifications. The repairers plan and carry out work assignments using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, liquid and air flow sheets, and other specifications. Medical equipment repairers test equipment after repair and also new equipment to assure proper functioning; conduct preventive maintenance inspection of equipment; perform periodic checks to insure that using personnel are following proper preventive maintenance procedures; and may conduct on-the-job training for lower graded employees in the maintenance of medical, laboratory, and dental equipment. Medical equipment repairers make standard computations using algebraic expressions and shop formulas relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule may be changed to meet the needs of the Veterans and the Medical Center; evening and weekend coverage may be required. **Position Description Title/PD#:** Medical Equipment Repairer, WG-4805-11, PD# 10068-0 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * [time in grade requirement may be added] * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement **Experience**: Your background must demonstrate experience of advanced knowledge and experience in the theories, techniques, and applications of advanced analog and digital electronics, electro-mechanics, microprocessor controls, computers, and computer networks. **You must also demonstrate a general knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, physics, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.** A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. **Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.** Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Medical Equipment Repairing, 4805 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to repair medical equipment and devices without more than normal supervision. **Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements:**Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Medical equipment repairers continually lift from 5 to 18 kilograms (10 to 40 pounds) and, occasionally, objects weighing in excess of 18 kilograms (40 pounds). **Working Conditions:** Repairers perform work inside, in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. They are exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones, and serious burns caused by electrical shock. Repairers work in contaminated and contagious disease areas, and with radiation and contaminated equipment. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. ### Other Information **The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)**provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave** : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. **Placement Policy:** The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473034400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $25.63 to $29.91 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-4805-11/11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligible’s, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligible’s (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.). *Control Number:* 473034400 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17-081-DJJ-1979351-BU
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Teller PT   
What you should know about Advia Advia is a fast growing Credit Union that is positioned in the top 3% of credit unions across the United States with over 1 billion in assets. We offer very similar product and services as the big banks with a focus on saving our members money while providing financial advantages. We are rooted in our communities and believe we have a responsibility to give back outside of our four branch walls through volunteering and charitable donations. The work environment at Advia is fast-paced, performance based and fun infused. We certainly live by the saying “work hard, play hard.” As an employee of Advia, you can expect regular and constructive feedback, development opportunities, great benefits, excellent co-workers and engaged managers. What you should know about the role The most essential function of this position is to support the mission of the credit union; to provide a means for a better financial way of life for our members. This mission is accomplished by providing outstanding service to both internal and external members as well as being an ambassador of the credit union. As as part time teller, you will have the opportunities to: + Interact with our members while building impactful relationships. + Shape and sustain our companies image through excellent member service. + Strengthen your knowledge of financial services to be better positioned for future opportunities. + Be an important part of a fun and collaborative team. + Delivers outstanding service by meeting all service standards as set forth by the credit union. In addition, the position is required to deliver upon the credit union's Service Promises to our internal and external members. + Greets and welcomes members to the credit union in a courteous, professional and timely manner and works to exceed their expectations by identifying a need and educating them on how to improve their financial life. + Performs routine member transactions including deposits, withdrawals, transfers, purchase of negotiable instruments, cash advances, loan payments, check cashing, opening and/or closing a variety of account types, address changes, and collection of Security Box rental fees. + Consults with members to obtain information and explain available financial services. Provides routine information on credit union services or policies, including eligibility for membership, website information, types of accounts, insurance on loans, loan policies, interest rates, current dividend rates, locations, office hours and telephone numbers. + Cross-sells products and/or services that will improve the financial lives of members. + Maintains an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge on all credit union products and services that are handled and/or promoted as well as policies, procedures, rules and regulations, including robbery procedures. + Prepares collection forms for maturing Savings Bonds, counsels members on the merits of the various investment options, and processes changes of ownership and exchanges of Savings Bonds. + Performs a variety of internal documentation and balancing activities consistent with credit union standards and guidelines, including daily cash drawer management, miscellaneous receipt and disbursement transactions, general ledger account record-keeping, and the like. + Accountable for the security of member transactions by observing security procedures to help detect fraud. + Participates in the development of local and organization-wide standard operating procedures. + Maintains and develops professional abilities by: attending regular peer-level team meetings, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, participating in professional societies, and otherwise maintaining professional and technical knowledge. + Must comply with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Physical Requirements Perform primarily sedentary work with limited physical exertion and regularly lifting cash box of up to 10 lbs. and coin bags up to 30 lbs on occasion. Must be capable of climbing / descending stairs in emergency situation. Must be able to operate routine office equipment including telephone, copier, facsimile, and calculator. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to routinely perform work on computer for an average of 6-8 hours per day, when necessary. Must be able to work extended hours whenever required or requested by management. Must be capable of regular, reliable and timely attendance. Working Conditions Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with minimal noise. Mental and/or Emotional Requirements Must be able to perform job functions independently or with limited supervision and work effectively either on own or as part of a team. Must be able to read and carry out various written instructions and follow oral instructions. Must be able to speak clearly and deliver information in a logical and understandable sequence. Must be able to use basic math skills and spell accurately up to a high school graduate level. Must be capable of dealing calmly and professionally with numerous different personalities from diverse cultures at various levels within and outside of the organization and demonstrate highest levels of customer service and discretion when dealing with the public. Must be able to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines / requirements for extreme accuracy and quality and/or fast pace. Must be able to effectively handle multiple, simultaneous, and changing priorities. Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters. Acknowledgement Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not a contract and should not be construed as a guarantee of employment for any specific period of time. Interpersonal Skills Courtesy and tact are essential elements of the job. Work involves personal contact with customers and others inside and outside the organization, generally regarding fairly routine matters for the purposes of giving and obtaining information or instructions, updating or referring. Communications require shorter and not in-depth discussions most of the time. Experience Cash handling and customer service experience is strongly preferred. Education/Certifications/Licenses A high school degree or equivalent ID: 2017-1317 External Company Name: Advia Credit Union External Company URL: adviacu.org
          (USA-MI-Marshall) Shift Supervisor   
The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction and assistance in the completion of daily merchandise and operating tasks and to perform such other duties as assigned by the Store Manager and/or Assistant Store Manager. The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and applicable laws. This position does not involve, hiring, firing, or disciplining associates or recommending any such action. Situations surrounding these issues should be brought to the attention of the Store Manager and/or Assistant Store Manager. The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned: • Provide superior customer service by assisting customers with their shopping needs, handling all customer transactions in a timely and courteous manner, and responding to customer complaints/concerns with a sense of urgency to see to their resolution. • Attend to merchandising of plan-o-grams within seasonal departments, end caps, displays and basic inline departments as directed by the Store Manager and/or the Assistant Store Manager. • Control inventory by performing proper receiving and stocking including accurate cycle counting, processing merchandise transfers according to procedures, and reporting inventory problems to the Store Manager and/or Assistant Store Manager. • Accountable for store cash and other financial assets, reconciling cash register drawers, preparing deposits, and ordering changes from the bank as directed by the Store Manager and/or the Assistant Store Manager. • Assist with the general maintenance and appearance of the store by ensuring a safe and pleasing environment for both customers and associates; respond to any unexpected emergencies to ensure the protection of company assets. • Oversee that store inventory is regularly inspected in accordance with the Product Freshness Review Schedule as directed by the Store Manager and/or the Assistant Store Manager. • Ensure that all outdated product and product with less than 30 days until expiration is removed from the sales floor to be processed through the established returns process. • Manage tasks and supervise store associates in those limited circumstances when the Store Manager and/or Assistant Store Manager is unavailable. Supervisory Experience This position involves managing tasks and supervising store associates in those limited circumstances when the Store Manager and/or Assistant Store Manager is unavailable. This position does not involve, hiring, firing, or disciplining associates or recommending any such action, which should be brought to the attention of the Store Manager and/or Assistant Store Manager. *All duties described in this document are to be performed in keeping with the core values and service attributes consistent with the Rite Aid brand and strategy. • In accordance with state law, candidates must satisfy minimum age requirements to sell and/or supervise the sale of alcohol and/or tobacco products. • Ability to pass drug test. • Committed to providing customer service that makes both internal and external customers feel welcome, important, and appreciated. • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information. • Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency. • Ability to work weekends on a regular basis. • Ability to work day or evening hours. • Accuracy and attention to detail. • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects. At least one (1) year of experience in retail, food service, restaurant or customer service industry, preferably at a supervisor level, and/or a two (2) year college degree. Position ID#: 83805 Store #: 4233 External Company Name: Rite Aid Hdqtrs. Corp. External Company URL: www.riteaid.com
          Executive Director, Human Resources, Mergers and Acquisitions - CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES - Wilmington, MA   
The spans all levels and includes manpower forecasting, succession planning, recruiting, management and employee training, and mentoring/coaching....
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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) P/T Emergency Veterinarian   
VCA Southwest Michigan Emergency Hospital and Veterinary Referral Center is seeking an experienced P/T Emergency Veterinarian to work a mix of Day, Evening and Weekend shifts at our 6-doctor ER/Surgery practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In this position you’ll use your superior medical judgment combined with a high level of empathy, confidence and humility to save pets' lives. Our well-equipped facility features ultrasound and CT and our experienced team includes a boarded Surgeon and a fully staffed ICU. As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are: + Network of 3,800+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists. + Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S. + WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff. + Robust Clinical Studies program. + Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities. VCA Southwest Michigan adds value to your compensation package with the following: + Competitive salary plus bonus potential. + Generous CE allowance. + Opportunity to teach and mentor. + 401(k). + Professional Liability coverage. If interested in this opportunity, please click the “Apply” link below. If you think this would be an ideal opportunity for someone you know, click “Share.” Required SkillsRequired Experience
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Internist   
VCA Southwest Michigan Emergency Hospital and Veterinary Referral Center is seeking an experienced Internist to join our 6-doctor ER/referral practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In this position you’ll use your superior medical judgment combined with a high level of empathy, confidence and humility to save pets' lives. Our well-equipped facility features ultrasound and CT and our experienced team includes a boarded Surgeon and a fully staffed ICU. As a member of the VCA family, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Among the reasons to consider joining VCA are: + Network of 3,800+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists. + Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S. + WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Staff. + Robust Clinical Studies program. + Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities. VCA Southwest Michigan adds value to your compensation package with the following: + Competitive salary plus bonus potential. + Medical, Dental & Vision insurance. + Generous CE allowance. + Opportunity to teach and mentor. + 401(k). + Life and Long Term Disability insurance. + Professional Liability coverage. If interested in this opportunity, please click the “Apply” link below. If you think this would be an ideal opportunity for someone you know, click “Share.” Required SkillsRequired Experience
          Ecological intensification of agriculture: ideas that begin to take root   
In the context of increasing global food demand, ecological intensification of agriculture emerges as an ideal approach to land management. It combines the benefits of intensive and extensive agriculture, enhancing ecosystem services and leading to sustainable ways of production. An ecosystem under ecological intensification has high rates of internal regulation processes, moderate resource inputs, low nutrient losses […]
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Maintenance Shop Clerk / Service Writer   
**33656BR** **Job Title:** Maintenance Shop Clerk / Service Writer **Division:** 3080: Republic-Kalamazoo **Position Summary:** The Maintenance Clerk provides administrative support to the maintenance function. **Exempt Status:** Non-exempt **Requisition ID:** 33656BR **Preferred Qualifications:** • Related experience in a maintenance / trucking industry. **State:** MI **EEO Statement:** Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. **Position Type:** Full-Time **Location:** 26211: Kalamazoo-3432 Gembrit Cir **Principal Responsibilities:** • Assures the availability of parts in a cost-effective manner. • Maintains fleet records on inventory levels, preventive maintenance schedules, and corrective maintenance performed on all units. • Inputs fleet information into the computerized fleet management system daily. • May act as a point of contact with vendors to order, receive and ensure payment for goods and services. • Prepares truck purchase orders for management approval, including assignment of general ledger codes. Utilizes ePro to process transactions. • Receives, tags, stocks and dispenses parts to mechanics according to Corporate and Regional policy and local operating procedures. • Reviews purchase orders with accounting to ensure accuracy and proper payment of invoices. • Produces various productivity and usage reports for management review. • Follows all safety policies and procedures; participates with the team to achieve safety goals. • Reconciles Dossier financial data to Lawson general ledger. • Supports the Fleet Manager with analysis of fleet operations reports. This includes analyzing data, identifying trends and outliers, and correcting mistakes where appropriate. Resolves data errors and escalates others errors to management for comparison against identified critical objectives and standards. • May assist with the parts organization and inventory. • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. **Qualifications:** • High school diploma or G.E.D. • Minimum of 1 year of general office experience or equivalent training. **Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:** None. **City:** Kalamazoo **Job Category:** Administrative Support **About Us:** About Republic Services Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Our Heritage Our history dates back to the early 1990’s when Republic Waste Services was formed to consolidate a series of regional waste collection companies. The Company underwent a series of name changes and business transformations during the early to mid-90’s and began trading as Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on July 1, 1998. For the next 10 years, the Company experienced strong and dramatic growth and, in late 2008, Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries merged to create the current Company. Today, Republic Services is a Fortune 300 Company, operating across 39 states and Puerto Rico. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider. **Rewarding Compensation and Benefits:** Eligible employees can elect to participate in: • Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage. • Health care and dependent care spending accounts. • Short- and long-term disability. • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance. • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP). • Employee discount programs. • 401(k) plan with a generous company match. • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Supervisor SC Quality Assurance   
Auto req ID 8147BRPosting Title Supervisor - SC Quality AssuranceDepartment EngineeringJob Description Job Summary:* SC Quality Assurance Supervisor will manage installation projects, along with Insuring that the preparation and in service testing is completed per CN Standards. The scope of this work will include, but not be limited to managing material acquisition, tracking project timelines, interfacing with signal design engineers, software testing, cutover preparation and testing. This position will also work with other parts of the department on budgets, project estimation, site evaluation. Duties:* Prepare scope documents and submit to Signal Design for proposed projects. * Involvement with site surveys to determine preconstruction work required and estimate costs to complete.* Work closely with local supervisors, signal design personnel, and managers on projects that fall under their jurisdiction.* Identify material, manpower, and design short falls, in projects. Make corrections to allow for efficient installation and budget commitments.* Budget management on construction projects.* Involved with the pretesting and cutover plans for SC projects.* Ensure all test procedures are followed and documented. * Involved in any credible reports of activation failures and other wrong side failures.* Will provide vacation relieve when necessary* Position will report to the Manager Quality Assurance. Working Conditions:* May be required to work on varying shifts to cover operations that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Work is combination of outdoor and indoor work.* Work shifts may vary and will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.* Will be on call based on territory requirements.* Extensive travel will be required (up to 75% of the time), which will include overnight stays away from home..* Will be required to respond to emergency situations.Employment Requirements:* High school diploma or GED.* Two years of college or technical school with a focus on electrical or electronics technology.* Valid driver's license.* A minimum of 5 years of experience in Signal and Communications.* USOR Qualified* Extensive working knowledge of signal systems, applicable regulatory requirements, SC standards, specifications, and procedures.* Good computer skills; especially working knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word). Preferred* Bachelor's degree Electrical or Electronic Engineering.* Experience working with SAP.DisclaimerOnly qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.City Battle Creek AreaProvince/State MichiganCountry United StatesCompany CNPosition Template 31-999 US_Other Removal Date 04-Jul-2017CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Supervisor SC Quality Assurance   
Auto req ID 8147BRPosting Title Supervisor - SC Quality AssuranceDepartment EngineeringJob Description Job Summary:* SC Quality Assurance Supervisor will manage installation projects, along with Insuring that the preparation and in service testing is completed per CN Standards. The scope of this work will include, but not be limited to managing material acquisition, tracking project timelines, interfacing with signal design engineers, software testing, cutover preparation and testing. This position will also work with other parts of the department on budgets, project estimation, site evaluation. Duties:* Prepare scope documents and submit to Signal Design for proposed projects. * Involvement with site surveys to determine preconstruction work required and estimate costs to complete.* Work closely with local supervisors, signal design personnel, and managers on projects that fall under their jurisdiction.* Identify material, manpower, and design short falls, in projects. Make corrections to allow for efficient installation and budget commitments.* Budget management on construction projects.* Involved with the pretesting and cutover plans for SC projects.* Ensure all test procedures are followed and documented. * Involved in any credible reports of activation failures and other wrong side failures.* Will provide vacation relieve when necessary* Position will report to the Manager Quality Assurance. Working Conditions:* May be required to work on varying shifts to cover operations that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Work is combination of outdoor and indoor work.* Work shifts may vary and will include weekdays, weekends, and holidays.* Will be on call based on territory requirements.* Extensive travel will be required (up to 75% of the time), which will include overnight stays away from home..* Will be required to respond to emergency situations.Employment Requirements:* High school diploma or GED.* Two years of college or technical school with a focus on electrical or electronics technology.* Valid driver's license.* A minimum of 5 years of experience in Signal and Communications.* USOR Qualified* Extensive working knowledge of signal systems, applicable regulatory requirements, SC standards, specifications, and procedures.* Good computer skills; especially working knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel, Word). Preferred* Bachelor's degree Electrical or Electronic Engineering.* Experience working with SAP.DisclaimerOnly qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.City Battle Creek AreaProvince/State MichiganCountry United StatesCompany CNPosition Template 31-999 US_Other Removal Date 04-Jul-2017CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Director of Facilities and Construction Management Services   
### Personnel Requisition Job Summary: Are you a recognized leader with a passion for developing others? Are you looking for a way to combine your leadership skills with your knowledge of maintenance, grounds, custodial, and building systems? If so, then KVCC may have perfect full-time administrative position for you. The Director of Facilities and Construction Management Services plans, directs, and evaluates the operational, financial, and personnel activities of the custodial, maintenance and building systems, grounds/vehicles, and materials handling units and provides administrative leadership and supervision for those departments. This position prepares annual operating budget recommendations; develops, implements, and monitors budget controls; and develops, implements, and administers departmental operating policies and procedures. This position also recommends, hires, orients, trains, and evaluates departmental employees through supervisory staff; monitors and coordinates staff development and training programs; and, implements, in conjunction with the Human Resources Office, effective human resource practices. Other duties include: * Coordinate departmental activities with other institutional offices/administrators; provide assistance to requesting departments; and, represent the department in meetings involving institutional, community, or state representatives. * Coordinate long range planning activities for facilities development, building upgrades/modifications, and equipment replacement schedules. * Coordinate all activities related to the design, development, remodeling, and new construction at all institutional facilities. * Monitor systems operations for federal, state, and local compliance with safety and related regulations. * Manage contracted services for the departments; monitor building and grounds for safety emergency preparations, first aid services, inclement weather conditions, parking and traffic control, fire protection, and related safety equipment. * Serve as administrator for emergency response, environmental safety concerns, Americans With Disabilities Act facility accessibility, and vehicle use issues. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Industrial Management, Engineering, or a related field is required. Experience equivalent to six years industrial, construction, or related work, including three years supervisory experience is required. Knowledge/Experience in the following departments is required: * Maintenance and Building Systems * Custodial Operations * Grounds Maintenance Preferred Qualifications and Experience: *Posting Number:* 201100486P *Job Title:* Director of Facilities and Construction Management Services *Location:* Unassigned or Multiple Locations *Full-Time/Part-Time:* Full Time *Pay Rate:* $80,279 per year *Position Type:* Administrator *Department:* Facility Services *Work Hours:* Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; some evening or weekend hours may be required as needed. *Posting Date:* 06/27/2017 *Closing Date:* 07/23/2017
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Physician-Hospitalist   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary BCVAHDS is a Joint Commission accredited, tertiary care teaching hospital located on 206 acres with approximately 30 buildings, serving 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. The VA Medical Center was the 100th VA hospital built in the United States and is located adjacent to the Historic Fort Custer Military Base, now a National Guard Training Center, which trained and deployed thousands of troops during World War I and World War II. In addition to our main facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, we offer services at our Wyoming Health Care Center, Wyoming, MI and three community based outpatient clinics in Muskegon, Benton Harbor, and Lansing. Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1936259 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Recruitment Incentive maybe available. Household Good Moves and government Home Buy-out is not currently available. ### Duties **ASSIGNED DUTIES:** Providing acute care in areas such as intermediate care and general medicine units for adults and geriatric veterans with a wide spectrum of diagnoses. Referral management on patients that may need to be admitted to our facility, conduct history and physical on new admissions, coordinating care while hospitalist and order all appropriate testing and procedures. Assisting with patient transfers for the next higher level of care, either within the VA system or urgently into the local community. Coordinating care, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, patient's illness and its management. Covering medical emergencies within the facility Providing MOD duties on rotation with other providers **Work Schedule:** Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm With MOD hours every 8-10 days. 7am-6pm weekend MOD on call rotation. Hours may be rotated or extended based upon the needs of the Medical Center or our Veterans. **The incumbent in this position will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.** ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Occasional Travel to surrounding CBOCs ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination. * Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. * Background and/or Security Investigation required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Must be proficient in written and spoken English. ### Qualifications **Basic Requirements**: * Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy. * Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. * Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. * Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed. * Proficiency in spoken and written English. * Physical requirements outlined below. **Preferred Experience**: Hospitalist experience and ACLS Certification Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Reference**: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **Note****:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. **Physical Requirements**: Work consists primarily of professional activities in an office environment, environmental health hazards are minimal and do not involve significant exposure to unusual chemical, radiological, bacteriological, or similar hazards. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). ### Other Information It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466876100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* VM-0602-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 466876100 *Job Announcement Number:* BI-17T553-MDM-1936259-BU
          Curso de verano URJC #MiradasSaharauis Jornada del jueves 29 junio. Cooperación universitaria con el Sahara Occidental   
"La ayuda humanitaria es un paliativo hasta que los saharauis ejerzan su derecho". Primer Ministro Saharaui Taleb Omar
Fuente y fotos. Diario La Realidad Saharaui, DLRS; SPS
Madrid. Jueves 29 de junio
Diario La Realidad Saharaui, DLRS tomando como fuente el corresponsal de la agencia nacional saharaui SPS, Abderrahaman Abdelkader recoge el cuarto día del curso de verano sobre el Sahara Occidental en su ciclo de conferencias "Miradas saharauis: derecho, cultura, sociedad y política" organizado en la capital española Madrid, entre el 26 y el 30 de junio por la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Esta jornada del jueves 29 se ha dedicado a la ayuda humanitaria; cooperación al desarrollo y cooperación universitaria.
SPS destacó que el primer ministro y miembro del SN del Frente Polisario, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, aprovechó el evento para puntualizar que "los saharauis pueden autofinanciarse con sus recursos naturales, si la comunidad internacional ayude en la aplicación de la sentencia del Tribunal Europeo y sigue el ejemplo de Sudáfrica" mientras afirma que "Marruecos ingresa unos cinco mil millones de dólares a sus arcas gracias al expolio de los recursos naturales saharauis".
El primer ministro aclaró que los esfuerzos destinados a la búsqueda de fondos para la ayuda humanitaria, se podrían ahorrar si se aplica el derecho internacional que "resolvería el conflicto y con ello el drama humanitario". "Se trata de refugiados políticos a la espera de ejercer su derecho a la autodeterminación, y no refugiados de hambrunas o catástrofes naturales", zanjó el primer ministro, que matizó que "la ayuda humanitaria es un paliativo hasta que los saharauis ejerzan su derecho".
En la misma línea, el representante del Ministerio de Cooperación en España, Mohamed Embarek Jalil, enumeró los sectores críticos que necesitan una urgente inyección de fondos. "La salud, educación, agua y saneamiento y equipamiento, sufren la disminución de financiación y de proyectos", por ello, dice Mohamed Embarek, "hace falta una acción urgente con el fin de rescatar dichos sectores vitales para la población refugiada".
El responsable saharaui, reiteró los llamamientos de la Media Luna Roja Saharaui y el Programa Mundial de Alimentos, de la necesidad de incrementar las ayudas a los refugiados saharauis, tal y como recomendó el Secretario General de NNUU en su informe y el Consejo de Seguridad en su última resolución sobre el conflicto.  Y recordó que el problema añadido a la acción humanitaria en los campamentos, es el hecho que "los proyectos son anuales y por ello, requieren la aprobación de los presupuestos de los donantes.  Eso impide prevenir".
El rector de la Universidad de Tifariti Jatari Ahmudi, expuso -en el marco de su ponencia "Cooperación universitaria-, el proceso de evolución de su institución y el tipo de actividades que efectúa. "Trabajamos para formar las futuras generaciones saharauis, y para ello trabajamos conjuntamente a través de convenios de cooperación con más de 46 universidades en todo el mundo", dijo el Rector, quien subrayó la necesidad de "ir de los acuerdos macro a acciones más concretas sobre el terreno".
Jatari Ahmudi destacó los resultados que se están consiguiendo gracias a la cooperación universitaria, y cita como ejemplos "intercambio académico, becas y cursos de capacitación para los saharauis", sin olvidar "la gran aportación de la academia en cuanto a la sensibilización del público en general".
En este sentido, el profesor honorario de la Universidad  de Tifariti, el antropólogo Juan Carlos Gimeno, resaltó la importancia de la acción en el ámbito universitario y la necesidad de "construir una universidad que responde las necesidades del pueblo saharaui".
El académico español, sugirió también la importancia de iniciar unas campañas de boicot académico de las universidades marroquíes en España.
Aparte de las autoridades saharauis, al acto asistieron agentes de cooperación, responsables de la universidad anfitriona, alumnos y miembros de la familia académica madrileña.
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Tuits Oficina de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos @DDHumanosURJC 
 Curso de Verano “Miradas Saharauis”: Cooperación Universitaria en el Sahara Occidental:
"Están en riesgo la vida de 22.000 niños y mujeres saharauis que sufren desnutrición por la disminución de los recursos humanitarios" (Nino Mohamed Embarek, Encargado Oficina Cooperación Saharaui en España)
"La población saharaui necesita ayuda urgente para prevenir una situación de emergencia humanitaria en los próximos meses"
"Los refugiados saharauis lo son por defender su libertad. La c. internacional deben resolver nuestra situación"
"La acción sudafricana reteniendo un barco marroquí cargado de fosfato de territorios  del Sáhara es un ejemplo a seguir”
"Mientras que la parte política no se consigue, hay que seguir trabajando en la parte humanitaria"

          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Sr EHS Specialist   
Expertise in General Industry Contractor Safety - especially in the highly technical and scientific areas.•Knowledge and experience with implementing programs that meet and exceed MIOSHA General Industry and Contractor Safety Regulations.•Solid experience in building successful safety cultures and demonstrates the ability to successfully influence and engage with multiple levels of the organizations, has the ability to lead cross functional teams. Demonstrates key leader behaviors (i.e. respect for people, collaboration, etc.)•A high degree of proficiency with common computer programs, such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel is required along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.•The ability to solve complex technical problems and provide expert technical support, managing projects and multi-tasking is a must. Other Principle Accountabilities:1. Provide expert health and safety support to Pfizer colleagues, contractors, and operations.2. Administer comprehensive programs to facilitate Pfizer compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations as well as Pfizer standards addressing General Industry and Construction safety.3. Analyze existing and planned products, processes, training, equipment, facilities and programs to develop and implement proactive strategies to minimize incidents and process deviation.4. Provide expert technical and policy direction to Pfizer assigned business areas relative to Safety.Evaluates Safety and Contractor Safety risks and provides key support to the Kalamazoo site for the purposes of ensuring a high standard of compliance to all relevant regulations and Pfizer standards.Successfully implements safety programs serving as a technical expert for such disciplines. Independently or in conjunction with a team, successfully uses recognized system analysis tools to perform risk assessments, incident investigations, program auditing that result in identifying value-added technically feasible improvements.Successfully manages projects, is process minded and demonstrates the ability to build and execute action plans both individually and through project teams to ensure alignment in pursuit of organizational deliverables.Works closely with other EHS professionals, Engineering, Medical Emergency personnel, and Site Operating Units (at a variety of levels), to improve the safety and health of colleagues and associated systems along with ensuring compliance with such programs. Responsible for the interpretation and application of hazard data as it pertains to assessing risk.Working with key stakeholders evaluate the technical, safety and regulatory impact of proposed equipment and process changes as it applies to Safety provide leadership in risk-based decision making. Responsible for leading comprehensive Risk Assessments including Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) on both existing processes/facilities and capital projects. Provide technical support/review for the evaluation of machine guarding, lockout, hotwork, fall protection, confined space entry, safe work permitting practices along with critical crane lifts, excavations and demonlition projections for the site. Act as the primary technical expert in assigned subject areas such as , confined space, safe work permitting, fall protection, and the practical applications of these results to capital project reviews, emergency planning and compliance with Pfizer Global EHS standards.The successful candidate will have a Bachelor Degree in Health Safety, Engineering or closely related discipline and a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience. Board certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Chemical Engineer is a plus. Practical experience in Manufacturing or Engineering is not required but desirable.Experiences in effectively interpreting, implementation and execution of both external (MIOSHA Ge
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Dialysis Registered Nurse Hospital RN   
Position DescriptionWork autonomously as an Acute RN in an intense hospital environment - without the typical hospital routine. Provide the highest level of care across one or more of our hospital units and ensure your patients' safety, comfort, and well-being with a patient to nurse ratio typically not more than 2:1. As an Acute Hospital Services Registered Nurse at DaVita you are on your toes working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment with new challenges to trouble-shoot and overcome daily. Your sense of purpose and accomplishment at the end of each day is powerful.You are the dialysis expert and the hospital staff relies on your expertise. As an Ambulatory Health Care RN you will be held to the highest standards ('The Gold Seal' by The Joint Commission) of patient safety and quality of care. What can you expect as an Acute Dialysis Staff RN at DaVita? Patients - Help your patients, when they need it the most. Patient care is our top priority and we look for teammates who share our commitment to Service Excellence as well as Continuous Improvement. You can build your career in nephrology and practice multiple therapies (Peritoneal, CRRT, Apheresis, etc.) as an Acute Nephrology RN at DaVita. Independence - Manage your patients on your own in a hospital setting.As a teammate in an acute setting, you will typically be the only dialysis nurse in the hospital during your shift. You are not alone though. You will work very closely with the hospital staff each day to assess, troubleshoot, and make sound decisions for critically ill patients. Intensity - Expect the unexpected.No two days are ever the same for an acute dialysis nurse- long days and on call are required. The setting is dynamic and each patient's needs are unique. (Be sure to ask your recruiter about the commute range for this position.) When you walk in the door each day you don't know what patients you might have, their condition, when you will get them or when you will be done for the day. "I love problem solving and the challenge of the role of acute nursing. I get a lot of respect from the doctors and my team." - Ginny E.Additional Details:•The schedule for this position is 4 days per week | 10 hour shifts•We cover 3 separate modalities within these hospital systems•There is on call; however, the team self-schedules•New graduates are welcome to apply!•Prior RN or healthcare experience a plus! QualificationsThe shining star for an Acute Hemodialysis Registered Nurse will have:•Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state where practicing required•Willingness to work a flexible schedule with mandatory overtime required due to the nature of the acute treatment you are providing. Long days without notice also required.•Hemodialysis nursing experience- preferred•Medical/surgical (Med/Surg), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Critical Care Unit (CCU), and/or Emergency Room (ER) experience - preferred•Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN), Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) and/or Certified Hemodialysis Nurse (CHN) - preferred•Graduate of an accredited nursing program required; Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN), Bachelors of Science in Nurse (BSN) and/or Masters of Nursing (MSN)•Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification required; Advanced CPR certification - preferred•Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - preferred•Experience assessing, trouble shooting and making sound recommendations in stressful situations•Physical Requirement: nurses often have to pushull large hemodialysis machines around the hospital with little or no assistance•Excellent communication skills to listen and communicate with patients and teammates•Mu
          Woman who pleaded guilty to running over US sailor: 'I deeply regret what happened'   

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          Getting to know nothing   
A review of Peter Gizzi's 'In Defense of Nothing'
Photo of Peter Gizzi by Robert Seydel.

Book by book, Peter Gizzi has made propulsive advances in style and range. Poems sprawl longer, blaze forth brighter in rich fluidities of argument, bare riddling surfaces of ever-more-intricate logic and sound, and all the while offer readers fuller, faster, more enterable poetic experiences. Meanwhile, the gradual emergence of an authorial alter-ego in these poems — an obdurate speaker grounded in quotidian observation, prone to political outbursts, romantic — this signature persona becomes, for the reader, a companionable figure. 

Book by book, Peter Gizzi has made propulsive advances in style and range. Poems sprawl longer, blaze forth brighter in rich fluidities of argument, bare riddling surfaces of ever-more-intricate logic and sound, and all the while offer readers fuller, faster, more enterable poetic experiences.

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          Registered Nurse- RN - BrightStar Care - Union County, NJ - Short Hills, NJ   
R.N., RN, registered nurse, nursing, ER, emergency room, medical, obstetrics, operating, pediatrics, intensive care unit, LPN, L.P.N., ICU, I.C.U., home care,...
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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Shelter Coordinator   
To provide supervision of shelter services components to shelter for optimum efficiency. QUALIFICATIONS:olliAssociate degree in office administration, business or related field required or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred./liliOne year administrative duties,( including data entry, answering phones, providing direct administrative support to Management level staff and face to face customer service) required; three years or more experience preferred./liliAt least one year of experience in human services and/or working in a non for profit preferred./liliMust possess exceptional organizational skills, proficient data entry and the ability to produce concise and professional reports./liliDemonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds./liliDemonstrated ability to make sound decisions and respond capably in stressful situations, and to understand and work within organizational structure, customs, practices, policies and procedures./liliDiplomacy and discretion are essential./liliStrong leadership skills, willingness to take direction, flexibility, ability to be productive in a public work space, high ethical standards and common sense are all required./liliSatisfactory response to criminal and child abuse and neglect history checks./li/ol The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. RESPONSIBILITIES:olliProvide direct service to program participants as needed./liliProvide crisis intervention, information and referral, and business response as needed./liliTrain, supervise and evaluate Residential Services Specialist staff and volunteers, following YWCA guidelines, procedures and practices. Hold regular and periodic staff meetings and arrange in-service training./liliManage and maintain records for the Association related to both programs./liliCoordinate schedules for Residential Services Staff and ensure proper desk coverage./liliProvide desk coverage./liliSchedule staff appointments as needed./liliImplement Association standards for customer service, reception and clerical support needs./liliAssist in maintaining program area physical plant operations, including maintenance, security, housekeeping, supplies, equipment and inventory./liliAssist other staff in meeting emergency and ongoing physical, social and emotional needs of program participants./liliSafeguard confidential information gained as a result of the position./liliComply with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse./liliComply with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements/certification and/or regulations./liliAs a YWCA employee, project a positive image of the Association and its programs to the community, the Association and the program./liliWork cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers./liliPerform other duties as assigned./li/ol TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:olliFamiliarization with YWCA Personnel Policies and Mission./liliAppropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment./li/ol
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Operations Supervisor Battle Creek, MI   
Under the direction of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for the day to day manufacturing operations. The incumbent will have responsibility to achieve people safety, food safety, quality, customer service, productivity, efficiency, cost, and OEE objectives through both individual and team contributions. He/she will provide direction, leadership, development, and support to direct reports through empowerment, teamwork, on the job assignments, and continuous improvement initiatives. The operations supervisor will engage technicians in decision making while fostering a learning environment that requires involvement and personal accountability. A key deliverable is to demonstrate daily the need for continuous improvement and change necessary to deliver on business results through the pursuit of best practices and deployment of standard work. Support, implement, and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF. Responsibilities and Accountabilities:•Develop operations employees to meet and/or exceed performance expectations and conduct company standards for personal safety, productivity, quality, food safety, sanitation, environmental, regulatory compliance and SQF.•Manage, prioritize, and coordinate finished product, packaging, raw material and work-in-process inventories to meet production needs, quality standards, and cost constraints. Plan, organize and coordinate work activities of operations personnel and production scheduling to meet demand requirements.•Manage employee communications, expectations and overall accountability. Act as general support and as a communication resource for employees. Consult with employees regarding personnel and production problems.•Manage operations facilities, equipment and systems in functional, sanitary and safe working condition while meeting all regulatory requirements.•Perform safety, GMP, and pre-operational audits.•Lead and drive continuous improvement efforts around yield, OEE, engagement, safety, and quality for dedicated lines, improving processing and packaging efficiencies.•Implement new operating procedures. Recommend and implement equipment changes•Maintain involvement and influence in the development and implementation of products, process, and material changes.•Help develop and implement training programs for team members in a systematic manner to cover all contingencies; assist employees in their self-development, e.g., leadership development, outside education, etc. Know and communicate training status of operations team.•Ensure safety guidelines are understood and followed, incidents properly reported, deficiencies appropriately addressed, and emergencies handled correctly.•Maintain harmonious relationships between shifts by effective communications and shift transfer meetings.•Where applicable, honor and respect the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) to provide for prompt and peaceful adjustment of differences which may arise between bargaining unit employees and the company. Leadership Competencies:Organizing, planning, drive for results, action oriented, builds effective teams, conflict management, problem solving, timely decision making, informing, composure, approachability and functional/technical skills. EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Management, Science or related field. EXPERIENCE:•Would prefer a minimum of 3 years of combined related experience and previous supervisory experience.•Strong knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes.•Strong knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques.•Able to build relationships and inspire others.•Must be mobile and able to take on b
          Declararon la emergencia en seguridad vial en Junín: 2 muertos por mes.   
El Concejo Deliberante apróbo por unanimidad un proyecto que le otorga mayores herramientas al Ejecutivo para resolver el flagelo del caos de tránsito en la ciudad. Aseguran que en el distrito hay un promedio de 12 accidentes con heridos por mes. Luego del alarmante aumento de siniestros viales en Junín, el Concejo Deliberante declaró la emergencia en seguridad vial en ese municipio bonaerense. El proyecto había sido presentado por la concejala Maia Leiva, del bloque del Frente para ...
          Vidal en Campana: "Nos hicieron creer que teníamos servicio de 911, pero era mentira"    
La Gobernadora anunció la ampliación de la cobertura del sistema de emergencias. Según comentó, el 911 solo llegaba al 34% del territorio, a fin de julio, el número para acudir ante una emergencia va a alcanzar al 94% de la Provincia. "Sé que los vecinos necesitan vivir en paz, el camino para hacerlo empezó y hoy ante una emergencia tenemos a quién acudir", señaló. Desde Campana, María Eugenia Viadal anunció este jueves la ampliación de la cobertura del sistema de emergencias 911. ...
          6/30/2017: NEWS: Official proposes withholding EMS if overdoses recur   

An Ohio town has been so overwhelmed by drug overdose emergencies that a councilman proposed a three- strikes penalty, so EMS would not respond to an overdose victim who has required two previous interventions. Middletown City Council member Dan...
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Registered Nurse - Emergency amp; Trauma   
The RN Emergency and Trauma provides professional nursing care within Borgess Medical Center.ulliIn collaboration with the patient and/or family, and healthcare team, participates in open discussion to identify mutual goals based on the nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis./liliDiagnoses, treats and evaluates the human response to actual or potential health problems/needs./liliEvaluates the outcomes of the nursing plan of care and revises it as necessary./liliAssesses, detects, monitors and attempts to prevent complications associated with health situations or treatment plans./liliNotifies the physician of patient condition and response to nursing intervention appropriately and documents this action./liliEnsures that patient's pain is assessed, treated, reassessed, documented and evaluated./liliResponsible for maintaining and upgrading knowledge, skills, nursing practice and competencies affecting the quality of nursing care, and re-licensure./liliDelegation to other licensed and unlicensed care providers based on clinical nursing judgment and skill of the care provider./liliThe above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements./li/uluLicenses/Certifications/Registration:/uulliRequired Credential(s):ulliAdvanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date. /liliBLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date. /liliCertification specializing in Crisis Prevention obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date. /liliPediatric Advanced Life Support obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date. /liliLicensed Registered Nurse obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date. /liliOne or more of the following:ulliAdvanced Certified Registered Nurse specializing in Trauma obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date. /liliCertified Registered Nurse specializing in Trauma Nurse obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date. /li/ul/li/ul/liliPreferred Credential(s):ulliCertified Registered Nurse specializing in Emergency Nursing Pediatrics. /li/ul/li/uluEducation:/uulliThe Registered Nurse must have an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) Degree or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN Diploma at start date./liliBSN is required within six (6) years of start date. Incumbents hired into position prior to 1/1/2015 are grandfathered with their existing educational degrees./liliTwo (2) years current Emergency Department experience required. If no qualified applicants apply may be willing to consider applicants without experience./li/ul
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Manager/Team Leader Process Safety   
Leads the team that is responsible for interpreting, recommending, and complying with process safety regulations, codes, industry practices and company requirements. Assists in planning for changes in physical facilities and processes to meet new process safety and loss control requirements. Works with Federal, State, and local agencies to facilitate solutions to complicated code and regulatory issues. Finds, evaluates, and prepares contracts for process safety contract resources. Supports and guides spill-control and other emergency response teams. Provides input to federal and state regulators through trade associations and industry groups for the writing and revision of regulations.Budget responsibilities for all Pfizer Kalamazoo process safety.Defines and implements the strategic direction for capital projects and facility changes related to process safety and loss control. Maintain relationships with site leaders, PSM Network and Global EHS personnel.Leads the team responsible for subject matter expertise in process safety.Accountable for process safety code compliance and inspection performance. Chairs the Site Process Safety Stearing Team. 24-7 Availability for emergency consultation.Education: B.S in an appropriate disciplineExperience: 12 Years with BS; 10 Years with MS / MPHProficiency in all facets of process safety, loss control and emergency operations. Ability to manage a large scale emergency situation. Ability to handle unit finances and manage several contracted companies and their workers.Has consistently developed solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity. Has shown the ability to gather, analyze and interpret information from multiple sources and identify cause and effect relationships. Has ensured solutions are consistent with business/organizational objectives. Has adapted and responded positively to a variety of situations and people in order to meet changing priorities. Has guided teams to reach successful completion of major projects and achieved program improvements while significantly contributing to key goals (significant EHS metrics, supply assurance, cost improvements). Consistently and without compromise, exhibits the highest level of leader behaviors and customer service (based on field feedback). Monitored and managed/mentored the varying levels of colleagues to achieve delivery of short-term to long-term goals of developing people.Led and motivated others, generating commitment along with a collaborative sense of purpose. Has effectively represented the organization on key projects and interacted with internal and external leaders on matters requiring multi-organizational collaboration. Actively involved in daily operations and quickly adapts to the demands of an ever-changing environment.Demonstrated excellent horizontal and vertical communication skills.A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.EEO Employment Eligibility:Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, r
          Precipio Diagnostics and Transgenomic Complete Merger   
...organization will be a leaner, more capital-efficient organization. These efficiencies are expected to reduce the combined entity's operating expenses by approximately $1 million or more per quarter, an anticipated annualized reduction of expenses of about $4-$5 million compared ...

          Total number of controls planned decreaswing in Moldova   

As many as 14,771 controls were made in the first quarter of 2017, of which 7,967 planned controls, down by 12 per cent against the same period of the year before and by about 40 per cent less than in 2014.  

 

These tendencies show a more qualitative planning of inspections on behalf of control institutions and progress in applying methodologies of planning controls based on the analyzing the risk criteria.  

 

The analysis of the data according to each control body shows that most controls in the first quarter were carried out by the National Agency for Food Safety, State Public Health Supervision Service, Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service, National Social Insurances House and State Labour Inspectorate.    

 

At the same time, this period was marked by an increase in the percentage of registration of data in the information system, State Register of Controls, from 17 per cent in 2015, 28 per cent in 2016 to 47 per cent in 2017.  


          Hitachi, Toshiba & Sony Will Working Together for LCD Business?   

A surprising rumor came from Japan. The electronics company, Hitachi is rumored involved in discussions with Toshiba and Sony to merge their unit of liquid-crystal display (LCD). Is it really?


As news reported by Reuters quoted by Tech's Eye on Thursday, June 30. 2011. Not only that, Reuters also mentioned that Hitachi was holding similar talks with Taiwanese giants manufacturing, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

If the discussions is realized, the cooperations of three Japanese electronics giant will no doubt became the world largest small panel maker. Reuters informant also claimed that the deal might be going to attract Innovation Network of Japan, which funded by government to inject up to $ 2, 5 billion to this unit.

Toshiba and Sony also rumored planning a merger to face fierce competition in the LCD business with other Asian competitors like Samsung.


Hitachi Business panel itself still has not been strong to face the competitors in the market. Hitachi requires a large investment on a regular basis to survive in the midst of a dynamic price competition.

Sharp, which is the largest LCD panel maker, they will shift focus from the panel TV to the small panel. So the competition will be more tight .
          Tips for Reducing Phone Radiation Dangers   
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Tech Info - World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the dangers of electromagnetic waves of the phone can lead to the emergence of cancer cells (carcinogen).

Despite the statement from the WHO is still in debates, there's nothing wrong for phone users to be more careful using the handheld devices. Because prevention is better than cure.

Here are some tips when using the mobile phone that can help reduce cell phone radiation which quoted from various sources, on Friday, June 3, 2011.

1. Decrease the use of mobile phones and always use a handsfree
You are allowed to use mobile phones for the communication. But remember it, use your phone to receive important calls only. Talk as necessary and do not need many time to sticks the phone on the ears.
If it had to be done, use a handsfree tool for reduce the radiation formed by electromagnetic waves.


2. Adjust the distance between the ears with a mobile phone
If you use the phone without a handsfree, wait until the call is actually connected before you put the phone in the ear for talks. Keep away your phone at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) from your body.

3. Is your phone in the pocket? That is a mistake.
Do not insert your phone into the pocket of