One-year subscription to Rachael Ray Every Day for $4.95 through tomorrow (6/30)   

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          South African Directories & Search Engines   
In South Africa we have the following major directories and search engines.AnanziAnanzi is South Africa's oldest search engine and is also a directory.Search24.comThe Media 24 network (consisting of news24.com, health24.com, properties24.com and more) recently launched a South African search engine very similar to Google.GumTree.co.zaGum Tree is a popular classifieds website.YellowPages.co.zaThe Yellow Pages website is a...
          Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July   
Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.


          Joyfax Server 10.97.0630   
Network fax software allows you to send and receive fax, FoIP supported
          How to Monitor your CentOS 7 Server using Cacti   
Cacti is a free and open source network graphing solution. It uses RRDTool for data gathering and graphing. It provides many features such as remote and local data collectors, network discovery, device management automation, graph templating etc. In this tutorial, we will install Cacti on CentOS 7 server.
          PS-Plus-Archiv: Alle PS4-, PS3- und PS-Vita-Gratis-Spiele bis 2015   
Das PS-Plus-Archiv zeigt euch alle Spiele, die jemals im Rahmen des Abo-Programms kostenlos angeboten wurden. Solltet ihr den Download aller Titel also monatlich aktiviert haben, besitzt ihr damit eine breitgefächerte Sammlung an PS4-, PS3- und PS-Vita-Spielen - mit unserem PS-Plus-Archiv behaltet ihr einen Überblick. (Stand: 30. Juni 2017) Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter Gaming, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony, Sony Playstation Portable, PSN - Playstation Network, Sony Playstation Vita, Sony PlayStation 4, PS Plus, Videospiel.

          Makeup artist Tiffany Ervin shares summer beauty secrets   

Tiffany Ervin is the founder and lead makeup artist for Makeup Royalty in Atlanta, Georgia, a city enjoying popularity as a film production mecca. Currently, there are as many as 50 productions working in and around the city, and Ervin is providing makeup artistry for as many of them as she can, including media for networks such as BET, Bravo and VH1.…
          Il 5% degli adolescenti italiani è dipendente da internet   
dipendenza internet
Dai social network allo shopping, dal gioco ai siti porno. Cinque adolescenti italiani su cento hanno una dipendenza dai siti internet. Nel mondo, il problema riguarda il 2 per cento della popolazione, con percentuali triple negli adolescenti, secondo lo [...]. Redazione InformaSalus.it ... Il presente articolo è originariamente pubblicato su http://www.informasalus.it/it/articoli/adolescenti-italiani-dipendenza-internet.php
          HR Manager for Central & Eastern Europe, UK, NL & Turkey - La Hulpe - Imerys - La Hulpe   
Coordinate recruitment process by developing external networks with recruiters, internal network with Calderys and Imerys HR colleagues, universities, and...
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          Life Sciences Consulting Manager - KEYRUS BIOPHARMA - Lasne   
Developing a broad network of candidates with the help of the recruiters,. To reinforce our Consulting business unit, we are looking to hire *a Life Sciences...
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          Network/Systems Engineer   
MA-Boston, Network/Systems Engineer Network/Systems Engineer One of our clients, a financial services firm in Boston, is looking to bring on a Network and Systems Engineer. This Engineer will work primarily to integrate and manage the company's new network and system infrastructure. If you meet the following requirements and are interested in this role, please respond by submitting a copy of your resume toda
          Brandon Vogt with Anson Williams "Potsie of Happy Days" "Battle of the Network Stars"   
Brandon Vogt with Anson Williams "Potsie of Happy Days" "Battle of the Network Stars"
          Tony Barnhart- SEC Network (6.30.17)   
Tony Barnhart- SEC Network
          Quotable: “garbage inventory from garbage sites”   
But — on the agencies spreadsheets — garbage inventory from garbage sites aggregated on garbage networks often shows a lower cost per click. …
          Ottawa funds mentorship network to support indigenous health researchers   
Ottawa funds mentorship network to support indigenous health researchers
- Ottawa announced Wednesday it intends to spend $8 million over five years to establish a mentorship network for First Nations, Metis and Inuit health ...

          Comment on Missional Engagement Update – Christ the King Bellingham, Washington by Jeff Ward   
Thanks for hosting this John - love hearing how churches are thinking about "impact" v. "activity". Grateful for you and the work of Leadership Network in helping churches to think well. Jeff
          USA v Ghana Gold Cup warmup preview, plus: Confederation Cup final preview   
We do our very best to preview the pre-GoldCup USMNT friendly. How might the US line up? Today's show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee. We also preview the Confederations Cup final game between Chile and Germany, in which Daryl has already determined that Joshua Kimmich will be man of the match. We close with TSS Scouting Network reports on Carleton, Arrellano, Yueill, The Jeff, Christensen, Embolo and Haji Wright. Looking for us on Instagram? We're right here: http://instagram.com/totalsoccershow Help us persuade Brooks to sing on the Goalmouth by tweeting @BrooksDT All other Goalmouth hosts have broken out a tune, and we need your help to get Brooks to join us.  
          Elon Musk teases ‘car pod’ in sneak-peak of LA subterranean highway work (VIDEO)   
Preview For a project only taking up ‘two or three percent’ of his time, updates on The Boring Company’s developing tunnel network have been filling up Elon Musk’s Twitter timeline of late.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Network & Server Engineer - Norwich - £32,004 to £38,183 - Closes 19/7/17   
Network and Server Engineer at Norwich University of the Arts (http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BCL766/network-and-server-engineer/)
          Germany approves bill to fine social media up to €50mn over online hate speech, fake news   
Preview The German parliament has voted to fine social media networks up to €50 million ($56 million) if they fail to remove hateful content or fake news. The networks will be given 24 hours to block or delete any inappropriate content.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Go offensive! Australia military gets cyberwarfare unit to battle overseas hackers    
Preview The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is getting a cyberwarfare unit for defending the country from cyber threat, as well as conducting offensive military cyber operations to shut down foreign criminal networks overseas.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Jizz Mouth Wash Discount – Save $20 Instantly   

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          Social networks could be hit with hefty fines for ‘hate speech’ under new German law   
Preview Germany may tighten up its laws on online hate speech in a move that opponents decry as at odds with free speech.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          ‘No longer Waiting for Godot’: Musk’s new tunnel venture begins under LA (VIDEO)    
Preview Elon Musk’s plan to build a network of tunnels under major cities and eradicate traffic has gotten underway in Los Angeles, the SpaceX entrepreneur has announced.
Read Full Article at RT.com
          Derek Crowden posted a blog post   
Derek Crowden posted a blog post

Facebook Promotion Tips For The Automotive Dealers

Facebook now has over 1 billion active users every single day so we can only conclude that any automotive dealer needs to have a presence on the social media network. Your potential customers are going to look at the profiles you have on social media before a buying decision is made. If the Facebook page associated with the dealership is not active or does not exist, trust is going down. Brand credibility can automatically be increased when Facebook pages are properly managed. Here are some tips to help you achieve just that.Photos And Videos Are Very EffectiveMost people think that a page like the Lemon Law Group Partners reviews works best in establishing trust but this is not actually the case. People want to see images and videos associated with vehicles and the dealership. Videos and photographs will do a lot better than the posts that have no visual assets. If you want to maximize the organic reach of the videos, just upload them straight to the network. That is because Facebook has an algorithm that will prefer uploaded videos. If you want to add pictures, use PNG with a length of 470 px.Timing Is VitalThere is no universal best time to post content on Facebook. Different times are going to work differently based on current audience. What you have to do is use the Insights Tab in your account so you can see when fans are online. This is when you want to schedule posts as there is a larger audience part present on the social network.Change Meta Tags For Facebook AudiencesThe Meta descriptions and titles are important for higher Google rankings but for Facebook you need to have descriptions and titles that are as baiting and as attention grabbing as possible. You can alter them when you make a link post before the post goes live on Facebook. Take advantage of this opportunity to make everything catchier.Keep Things SimpleThe text that you add to everything that you post should be as to the point and as simple as possible. Try to avoid the disorganized or spammy posts by simply using under 500 characters. You do not want to reveal many details since your audience should want to click to read and learn more. If more information has to be communicated to the audience, add links to the site so that readers can learn more.Tags Are UsefulMost businesses have a problem since they do not have advanced budgets available for advertising. On Facebook it will be a little difficult to have a very high organic reach. A trick to do this is to basically tag businesses and friends in order to get a higher visibility. This will increase the number of people seeing the posts. Alternatively, a great way to start is to find groups that are important for your industry and share relevant content there. Just make sure that you write different descriptions every single time you share on groups to also get more visibility in search engines. See More

          Обновленный троян PlugX атакует разработчиков компьютерных игр   


Исследователи Palo Alto Networks обнаружили новые модификации известного трояна PlugX.
          GMAT Verbal Section | Appositive vs Relative Clause   
DmitryFarber Thanks for the great explanation. I have a somewhat similar query from a question that I came across on the actual GMAT and I am hoping you can resolve my confusion.

I have difficulty in using 'about which'. Sometimes I understand it, sometimes I get bogged down by it. Can you please tell which of these two sentences is more preferable per GMAT vocabulary?

He works for a TV network, about which I know nothing.
He works for a TV network (which) I know nothing about.

The actual
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          GMAT Sentence Correction (SC) | Re: Although it claims to delve into political issues,   
A,D, and B are clearly out.

I too took around 4 minutes to solve this question - though I was not convinced, I found option E better than option C.
C has redundant " three major networks" and "all" also.

Structure of the option E is grammatically correct - here is how.

Although it claims to delve into political issues (modifier DC), television (Main subject being modified by DC)can be superficial, as when the three major networks each broadcast exactly the same statement
...

          Engineer in Training Development Program - Glencore - Canada   
Our global network comprises more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries, plus we have over 150 mining and metallurgical sites, offshore oil production...
From Glencore - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:31:13 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Inbox Zero: Why You Need It and How to Get It   

Email is a still a big deal. No matter how many social media networks you’re on, sending an email is the best way to reach out in a business situation. As someone who runs more than one business, manages several content management sites, and does a ton of online shopping, I get a lot of email. It’s not uncommon for me to get hundreds of email a day. The one thing that has helped me not lose my mind through it all is practicing Inbox Zero. Inbox Zero is a method of email organization that emphasizes keeping your inbox clean […]

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          How To Properly Ask for Business Advice Via Email   

We don’t live in a vacuum and there’s someone out there who we admire and who has valuable knowledge that we’d love to tap into. In the world of the interwebs, they are often people we’ve never met. Sometimes, these are people we have been in the same room, at networking events or whatever. We want to learn more from them and emailing them is a great way to open the doors of communication. There is nothing wrong with asking for help but how you do it makes a world of difference to how you’re responded to (and IF you’re […]

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

What we need

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

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

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

The ideal candidate is expected to:

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

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

Who we are

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

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

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

What you get

We provide:

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

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


          Maintenance Officer - Hydro One Networks Inc - Ontario   
Vacancy Number: 19187 Number of positions: 1.0 Town/City: To Be Determined , Ontario (CA-ON) Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS Division: PLANNING Department: TECH...
From Hydro One - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:12:14 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits   
NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings ... but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. "Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. It will be fun — we promise! Find your closest NetSquared group Upcoming Tech for Good Events This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Africa The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in Africa and Middle East Asia and Pacific Rim Europe and United Kingdom Central and South America ## North America ## Africa ## Europe ## Asia and Pacific Rim --> North America Monday, July 3, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Wednesday, July 5, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Thursday, July 6, 2017 San Francisco, California: Tech for Good Monthly Mixer Friday, July 07, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Naples, Florida: How to use Technology to Communicate and Manage Volunteers Vancouver, British Columbia: Full Spectrum Civic Engagement Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Nonprofit Organizations, Civic Data, and Civic Faith Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix: QuickBooks Made Easy Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Los Angeles, California: Summer Social Phoenix, Arizona: Data Management: What Nonprofits Need to Know San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Monday, July 17, 2017 Kitchener, Ontario: Mail Management Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Westmoreland Marietta, Georgia: Easy SEO Fixes for Your Nonprofit Jasper, Indiana: Social Media Wednesday, July 19, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Portland, Oregon: QuickBooks Made Easy Thursday, July 20, 2017 Seattle, Washington: QuickBooks Made Easy Friday, July 21, 2017 San Francisco, California: Mobile Apps for Change Demo Day at the Salvation Army Monday, July 24, 2017 Nanaimo, British Columbia: "Free Money" (Microsoft Volume Licensing and Google for Nonprofits) Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Buffalo, New York: Why Nonprofits Should Use TechSoup and NetSquared Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Friday, July 28, 2017 Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Nonprofit Executives Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Naples, Florida: Tech4Good SWFL Meeting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Allegheny Wednesday, August 2, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Phoenix, Arizona: Defining and Targeting Your Audience: Marketing for Nonprofits Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter Monday, August 7, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects Wednesday, August 9, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences Friday, August 11, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Wednesday, August 16, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: The Internet of Things: You Only Live Twice? Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, August 23, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Asia and Pacific Rim Saturday, July 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits Africa and Middle East Saturday, July 1, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Monday, July 3, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session Friday, July 7, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, July 14, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 15, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 21, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 22, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 28, 2017 Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: WhatsApp for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Friday, August 4, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, August 5, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, August 11, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 12, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 18, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 25, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 26, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: Instagram for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Europe and United Kingdom Saturday, July 1, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2017 Monday, July 3, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Leith Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre Monday, July 10, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Data Analysis for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 11, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: User Research and Service Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Tech for Good — Law and Justice Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom: Design for All — Technology for Everyone, Accessibility, and User Experience Thursday, July 20, 2017 Milngavie, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Milngavie Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Dublin, Ireland: Design Thinking For Good: IBM Health Corps Tuesday, August 1, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: Organisation Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Monday, August 14, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Summer Tech for Good Social Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Paudex, Switzerland: RdV4-0.ch: 2. Objets Connectés — IoT Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Thursday, August 31, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Edinburgh Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0 --> spanhidden
          Contract Supply Fixed Asset Coordinator - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) - Winnipeg, MB   
 Demonstrate your knowledge of fixed asset accounting.  Prepare, process and maintain vendor contracts and corresponding files....
From Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:12:15 GMT - View all Winnipeg, MB jobs
          Senior Accountant -Winnipeg - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) - Winnipeg, MB   
As our Senior Accountant, you will:.  Proficiency with accounting software preferably GP Dynamics, MS Office programs- especially Excel....
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          No Shelter From the Woj Bombs   

On Wednesday, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out some cataclysmic NBA news.

This was a blockbuster move—the Los Angeles Clippers’ stellar point guard signing up to play with recent MVP runner-up James Harden—a transaction huge enough that it may affect which team loses to the Golden State Warriors in next year’s conference finals.

If you read the replies to Wojnarowski’s tweet, though, one of the biggest NBA trades in years seems secondary—overshadowed by the man who broke the story.

In the parlance of NBA Twitter, Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj bomb,” hence the deployment of mushroom cloud GIFs.

In his 10 years at Yahoo—the company gave Wojnarowski his own website, the Vertical, in 2016—the NBA reporter built a reputation as the basketball world’s Eye of Providence, a mysterious, all-seeing entity who breaks news with terrifying speed and accuracy.

Judging by the reaction to his tweets, one might get the sense that he is actually the one setting these deals into motion—that teams make moves because Wojnarowski reports them rather than the other way around. It’s all part of the mythos of Woj, a cult of personality devoted to a man who doesn’t seem to have much of a discernible personality beyond “reporter who is always on Twitter.”

On Saturday, Wojnarowski will be joining ESPN, a move that coincides with (and in certain exceedingly nerdy circles perhaps overshadows) the start of the NBA’s free agency period. For years, his identity has been wrapped up in the fact that he doesn’t work for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. He’s been known to pick at ESPN in his columns, sometimes referring to them as an unnamed “cable sports company.” His defection to the world’s most powerful sports media company at once feels surprising and inevitable. It’s a marriage of questionable harmony but undoubtable impact, the equivalent of hiring a T. rex to hem your pants.

In his tenure at Yahoo, Wojnarowski has been a one-man wrecking crew, often out-scooping the world’s sports media hydra on the strength of his connections and unparalleled ability to type with his thumbs. Earlier this week, in his last days at the Vertical, he broke the news that Jeff Van Gundy—who works for ESPN—will be coaching USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.

Wojnarowski’s unique ability to delight his fans and bedevil his rivals has been most evident during the NBA draft, when he managed to report, via Twitter, the upcoming selections well before they’re announced on ESPN’s live broadcast. The fact that one guy could ruin the drama and pageantry of a manicured television event infuriated ESPN execs and undoubtedly contributed to the company’s decision to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

In tandem with Wojnarowski’s hiring, ESPN laid off a number of talented NBA reporters, many of whom covered individual teams and contributed postgame recaps and analysis. They also terminated Marc Stein, who has long been Wojnarowski’s biggest competitor. Stein is a prodigious reporter in his own right, and many within the company have expressed dismay at his departure. Given that it seems like the network is shifting toward breaking news and scoops, there’s only one logical explanation for laying off Stein: ESPN’s suits feel it’s important to have Wojnarowski be the unquestioned leader of their NBA scoop machine. If you’re looking for an explanation for why that might be, you should ask someone who has better sources than I do.

ESPN, which pays $1.4 billion annually for the rights to televise NBA games, wants to claim total ownership of almost every NBA storyline. The network’s coverage of the NFL provides an instructive example. In 2013, Deadspin did a nice play-by-play of a story the network created out of thin air and subsequently covered to death. It began on SportsCenter, when one of ESPN's NFL pundits said, “I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.” ESPN got Kaepernick’s response to the statement, and that response was then covered at length on the network’s myriad shouting-head programs. The pundit who made the comment eventually became a featured guest across its various platforms, and the issue was debated for days until a natural endpoint was reached. (It somehow became about Tim Tebow.)

ESPN has been built to trim every last edible bit from a story, and with basketball’s greatest rumormonger and scoop-getter at its disposal, there’s no telling what the Worldwide Leader will now be capable of. My best guess is it will look a lot like what Gustavus Swift did to cows back in the 19th century.

Swift owned and operated one of the largest slaughterhouses in Chicago, but selling salted pork scraps wasn’t enough for him. In the late 1800s, the market demanded fresh beef, which meant cattle were shipped live to Eastern population centers where they would be butchered and sold after transit. Swift had a nose for inefficiency, and he got a great whiff of it with each and every steer-filled boxcar that passed through Chicago on its way east. If his company could somehow slaughter and butcher the beef in Chicago, he’d be able to expand his operation while more efficiently meeting demand.

To facilitate this, Swift hired an engineer to design a refrigerated train car that could ship dressed meat over long distances without sacrificing freshness. The Swift-owned cars were loaded with ice in Wisconsin, packed with beef at Swift’s Chicago slaughterhouse, and then sent east and sold for maximum profit. The supply process was so efficient and direct, a side of beef in the freezer of a New York wholesaler would hang off the same hook as the cow from which it was cut back in Chicago weeks prior.

It is perhaps a bit on the nose that the process Swift pioneered is known as “vertical integration.” The man ESPN lured from the Vertical will provide the grist for a never-ending mill of debate shows, news programs, and interview segments. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the NBA receives as much attention on Twitter during summer free agency as it does during the regular season. ESPN is counting on its ability to grab that attention by harnessing the multikiloton power of the Woj bomb.

Consider, though, that the two biggest NBA stories of the past five years—LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State—got broken via personal essays published in Sports Illustrated and the Players’ Tribune respectively, not via reporters on Twitter. If a player is savvy enough, he can circumvent the scoop machine and take ownership of his own breaking news, Adrian Wojnarowski be damned.

If history is any indicator, the establishment won’t give up the means of production without a fight. In the words of Karl Marx, “Tune into First Take for more reaction.”


          Nallatech, A Molex Company, Joins Dell EMC Technology Partner Program   

LISLE, Ill., June 30, 2017 – Nallatech, a Molex company, recently announced its official membership in the multi-tier Dell EMC Technology Partner Program that includes ISVs, IHVs and Solution Providers.  Nallatech provides hardware, software and design services to enable high performance computing (HPC), network processing, and real-time embedded computing in datacenters.  Dell EMC has approved […]

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          UCAR Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect in Supercomputing Network   

BOULDER, Co., June 29, 2017 — ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the University Corporation for Atmosphere Research (UCAR) has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect data center interconnect (DCI) solution for ultra-high capacity connectivity to the Cheyenne supercomputer. The DCI technology is now being used to transport vital scientific data over two 200Gbit/s 16QAM connections between the […]

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          UWaterloo, Ciena Research Drives Advancements in Internet Connectivity   

WATERLOO, Ont., June 29, 2017 — Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and Internet providers respond to the insatiable demand for faster and faster data transmission over the Internet. A key area of Waterloo’s partnership with Ciena involves squeezing as much capacity as […]

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

By Lesley Wroughton and Howard Schneider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1 euro = $1.1350)

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


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Raclette is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese that is usually fashioned into a wheel of about 6 kg (13 lb). It is most commonly used for melting. It is also a Swiss dish based on heating the cheese and scraping off (racler) the melted part.

 

Raclette was mentioned in medieval writings, in texts from Swiss-German convents dating from as far as 1291, as a particularly nutritious meal consumed by peasants in mountainous Switzerland and Savoy (Now part of France). It was then known in the German-speaking part of Switzerland as Bratchäs, or "roasted cheese". Traditionally, Swiss cow herders used to take the cheese with them when they were moving cows to or from the pastures up in the mountains. In the evenings around the campfire, they would place the cheese next to the fire and, when it had reached the perfect softness, scrape it on top of bread. (Wikipedia)

 

 


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          Demand for Qatar to close down Al Jazeera 'unacceptable,' UN says   
UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein is "extremely concerned by the demand that Qatar close down the Al Jazeera network.
          A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications   

An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.

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          Apartment 11 heads off to boarding school   

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The Montreal prodco is partnering with Discovery Networks Latin America, Cirque du Soleil and TVO to create a scripted series set in a boarding school for circus performers.

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          Portfolio sells more Cat in the Hat   

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          Sony Pictures TV Networks commissions Carter   

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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.
 
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          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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          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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Greg Lindenberg

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          Reward And Punishment In Our Lives, Part 5   
Question: From the perspective of nature, which of our actions are considered correct and beneficial and can lead us to a good life so we don’t receive punishment from nature? Answer: All of nature is a closed, integral system, all parts of which—inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—are bound by the same network. The law of an […]
          The Anabolic Evolution of Modern Bodybuilding   

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Mario Strong



          iPhone turns 10   

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

Apple Inc.’s iPhone turned 10 yesterday, evoking memories of a rocky start for the device that ended up doing most to start the smartphone revolution and stirring interest in where  it will go from here. Apple has sold more than one billion iPhones since June 29, 2007, but the first iPhone, which launched without an App Store and was restricted to the Inc network, was limited compared to today’s version. After sluggish initial sales, Apple slashed the price to spur holiday sales that year. “The business model for year one of the iPhone was a disaster,” Tony Fadell, one of the Apple developers of the device, told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. “We pivoted and figured it out in year two.” The very concept of the iPhone came as a surprise to some of Apple’s suppliers a decade ago, even though Apple, led by CEO Steve Jobs, had already expanded beyond computers with the iPod. “We still have the voicemail from Steve Jobs when he called the CEO and founder here,” said David Bairstow at Skyhook, the company that supplied location technology to early iPhones. “He thought he was being pranked by someone in the office and it took him two days to call Steve Jobs back.” The iPhone...
          AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial   
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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


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



          If Facebook were a religion, it would be the second largest in the world   
Facebook announced this week that 2 billion people - more than one quarter of the world's population - are now active users of the social network Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room 13 years ago.Two decades ago, the notion...
          Cavium and China Unicom trial 5G user cases on M-CORD   
Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, and China Unicom announced a targeted program for the testing of 5G use cases on a M-CORD SDN/NFV platform leveraging Cavium's silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX ARM-based data centre COTS servers and XPliant programmable SDN Ethernet-based white box switches.

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

          Silicon Labs launches XOs for 100/400G line cards   
Silicon Labs, a supplier of silicon, software and solutions for networking applications, has introduced a new family of crystal oscillators (XOs), the Si54x Ultra Series, that is claimed to offer the lowest jitter frequency-flexible solution on the market.

The new Si54x Ultra Series XOs deliver jitter performance down to 80 femtoseconds (fs) for both integer and fractional frequencies across the entire operating range. The devices provide leading frequency flexibility and jitter margin performance and target demanding applications including 100/200/400 Gbit/s line cards and optical modules, hyperscale data centres, broadband, wireless infrastructure, broadcast video, industrial and test and measurement systems.

Silicon Labs' Si54x Ultra Series XOs are available with single, dual and quad frequency options and offered in an industry-standard 3.2 x 5 mm package, providing drop-in compatibility with traditional XO devices, as well as fast lead times and high reliability.

Silicon Labs noted that its PLL-based approach to oscillators is designed to enable efficient manufacturing and simplified factory programming to reduce lead times compared with custom oscillator products. Silicon Labs claims that this approach allows it to ship samples of any frequency XO within 1 to 2 weeks, and to deliver production quantities wthin four weeks.

The company's new Si54x oscillators employ Silicon Labs' advanced fourth-generation DSPLL technology to provide an ultra-low-jitter clock source at any output frequency. The device can be factory-programmed to any frequency from 200 kHz up to 1.5 GHz with <1 ppb resolution. In addition, on-chip power supply regulation allows noise rejection and enables consistent, reliable low-jitter operation in noisy scenarios such as high-speed networking and data centres.

The Si54x XOs also offer a drop-in replacements for low-jitter surface acoustic wave (SAW)-based oscillators while delivering superior frequency tolerance and temperature stability. The devices provide support for common output formats including LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, CML, CMOS and Dual CMOS. Samples and production quantities of the Si54x Ultra Series oscillators are available immediately, and Silicon Labs offers a range of free web-based tools to support design and customisation.




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

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

100 Gbit/s switch testing

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

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

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

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

Virtual core network testing

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

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

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


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

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

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

Specifically, under the renewed agreement the companies plan to:

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

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

3.         Explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.



          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.


          AT&T Demos 650 Mbit/s using LTE + LAA   
AT&T and Ericsson announced that they have conducted a live LTE-LAA technology field trial, during which initial wireless data rates of more than 650 Mbit/s were achieved in downtown San Francisco.

AT&T noted that LTE-LAA technology is expected to play a key role in its push to achieve theoretical peak speeds of 1 Gbit/s at selected small cell sites by the end of this year. In addition, the technology also constitutes a key element as the operator works to upgrade the network and increase speeds in its 5G Evolution markets.

The operator stated that while 5G standards are yet to be finalised, it is seeking to lay the foundation for future wireless networks leveraging the 5G Evolution program and technologies including LTE-LAA as it aims to begin delivering 5G wireless data speeds as early as late 2018.

AT&T previously demonstrated the ultra-fast speeds enabled by LTE-LAA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it showed mobile user speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s utilising LTE-LAA combined with carrier aggregation, 4 x 4 MIMO and 256QAM.

LTE-LAA combines unlicensed spectrum with licensed spectrum through carrier aggregation to increase overall network capacity and enable faster, more reliable wireless speeds. The technology is designed to co-exist with other unlicensed spectrum technologies such as WiFi via a feature termed 'listen before talk', which allows fair coexistence between LTE-LAA and WiFi.



  • AT&T announced in April that as part of its 5G Evolution program it planned to begin offering higher speed, lower latency services for wireless customers with the latest devices in 20+ major metro areas by the end of the year. The new wireless capability was initially available in parts of Austin, where AT&T wireless customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ are able to access faster 5G Evolution Internet speeds.
  • AT&T stated at that time that the higher speed service would be expanded to Indianapolis in the summer, with plans to extend it to markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Francisco.

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

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

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



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


          PacketFabric partners with Internet exchanges   
PacketFabric, provider of a scalable network-as-a-service platform and a NantWorks group company, announced it has partnered with multiple Internet exchanges (IXs) to extend Internet exchange services to users across the PacketFabric network.

Under the agreements, PacketFabric is initially partnering with multi-metro IXs including AMS-IX and DE-CIX, as well as regional organisations IX-Denver and United IX's Chicago Internet Exchange (ChIX) to launch its IX extension service.

The partnerships will allow PacketFabric to offer an expanded range of interconnection services via its network, as well as enabling its ecosystem partners to reach additional markets and new customers.

Recently, Netrality Properties, owner and operator of network-neutral carrier hotels and colocation facilities, announced that PacketFabric had established a presence at four of its data centre properties nationwide.

Netrality specifically announced the deployment at the following locations: 325 Hudson Street, New York City; 401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia; 717 South Wells Street, Chicago; and 1301 Fannin Street, Houston.


* PacketFabric's software-defined networking (SDN) platform is designed to allow instant, reliable, scalable and secure connectivity between two or more locations. Under the agreement, Netrality customers at the four locations can dynamically design and deploy any network configuration leveraging cloud-based network connectivity to meet their unique and growing network demands.

* PacketFabric, which launched in January this year, offers coast-to-coast connectivity between 130 key colocation facilities across 13 U.S. markets and enables cost-effective and scalable network deployment via its advanced API and web-based portal.



          Cavium unveils FastLinQ 41000 10/25/40/50 GBE NIC   
Cavium announced the introduction of the FastLinQ 41000 Series products, its low power, second generation 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet NIC that is claimed to be the only such adapter to feature Universal RDMA.

Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series devices are designed to deliver advanced networking for cloud and telco architectures; the products are available immediately from Cavium and shortly due to be available from Tier-1 OEMs/ODMs in standard, mezzanine, LOM and OCP form factors.

The FastLinQ QL41000 family of standards-compliant 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet NICs offer support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP - Universal RDMA. The FastLinQ adapters, coupled with server and networking platforms, are designed to enable enterprise data centres to optimise infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density leveraging technologies such as concurrent SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that provide acceleration and QoS for tenant workloads and infrastructure traffic.

The new FastLinQ adapters also support network function virtualisation with enhanced small packet performance via integration into DPDK and OpenStack, enabling cloud and telcos/NFV customers to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding artificial intelligence, big data, CDN and machine learning workloads.

For telco and NFV applications, the products provide improved small packet performance with line rate packets per second for 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet, MPLSoUDP offload and integration with DPDK and OpenStack using the Mirantis FUEL plug-in. This allows telco's and NFV application vendors to deploy, manage and accelerate demanding NFV workloads.

Additionally, integrated storage acceleration and offloads such as NVMe-oF, NVMe-Direct, iSCSI, iSER and FCoE enable upgrades from existing storage paradigms to next generation NVMe and persistent memory semantics.

The products also offer zero-touch automatic speed and FEC selection via Cavium's FastLinQ SmartAN technology, which is designed to significantly reduce interoperability challenges in physical layer networks.

Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:

1.         10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across standard and OCP form factors.

2.         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.

3.         SmartAN to provide seamless 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet interoperability.

4.         Storage protocol offloads for iSCSI, FCoE, iSER, NVMe-oF and SMB Direct.

5.         Management across heterogeneous platforms with QConvergeConsole GUI and CLI.


Regarding the new products, Martin Hull, senior director product management at Arista Networks, said, "Arista… has partnered with Cavium to ensure availability of tested and interoperable solutions for hyperscale data centres… Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series of NICs and Arista’s portfolio of 25 Gbit/s leaf and spine systems deliver backward compatibility and investment protection with standards compliance".



          Management bug can crash Cisco IOS, IOS XE   

Nine SNMP MIBs vulnerable

Cisco's been caught out by the venerable Simple Network Management Protocol, turning up nine bugs in IOS and IOS XE that appear in all SNMP versions.…


          China Telecom and Orange Business Services Target IoT   
China Telecom and Orange Business Services announced the extension of their strategic partnership into the IoT space during the launch event of eSurfing on the Silk Road, IoT with the World in Shanghai, China, with the new cooperation designed to enable the companies to serve enterprise customers via a combined footprint across three continents.

Through the expanded agreement, multinational customers of China Telecom and Orange will be able to deploy IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services across each other's networks.

China Telecom enterprise customers with outbound IoT businesses can deploy their assets and offerings on the Orange networks in Europe and Africa, while Orange's global enterprise customers can access the Chinese market utilising China Telecom's IoT network resources and business capabilities. In addition, both partners propose a global solution to address local IoT connectivity requirements leveraging eUICC capabilities and the commonly deployed Device Connectivity Platform from Ericsson.

China Telecom and Orange plan to cooperate commercially and technically to create new service models designed to address global IoT opportunities. Under the agreement, Orange will become one of China Telecom's preferred partners for connectivity in Europe and Africa, while China Telecom will support Orange in delivering connectivity in China.

The agreement also encompasses joint exploration of the potential for enhancing existing IoT capabilities and the application of new technologies such as mobile IoT in the global market.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Deng Xiao Feng, MD of global business department of China Telecom, said, "China is one of the fastest growing markets for IoT applications, China Telecom is working with Orange to push for the building of an advanced IoT solution to capture global IoT opportunities… China Telecom (and) Orange will address the increasing IoT demand and… support enterprise customers with the IoT Open Platform".


          ZTE and China Mobile showcase 5G eMBB   
ZTE announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai the launch of a live 5G field test in Guangdong, deployed with China Mobile and designed to showcase an enhanced 5G Mobile Broadband (eMBB) experience using 100 MHz bandwidth and delivering a single-user rate of up to 2 Gbit/s.

China Mobile and ZTE conducted the 5G field test in Guangzhou University Town, selected to represent a typical high-traffic scenario and also a key 'pilot field' for enhancing the user experience in 5G eMBB scenarios. ZTE noted that its 3.5 GHz NR (new radio) base station product was used for the 5G field test in Guangzhou.

For the next stage of testing, the companies will carry out multi-site networking tests to evaluate wireless coverage, throughput, mobility, delay and other 5G networking indicators.

As one of China Mobile's strategic 5G partners, ZTE is providing the operator with a range of products, including 5G RANs and virtual core networks (VCNs). In addition, ZTE has been providing support for research covering key technologies, the definition of product specifications and testing of pilot networks to help China Mobile meet its strategic goals.

ZTE and China Mobile have previously carried out collaboration in the areas of 2G, 3G and 4G, as well as currently into 5G. As part of this work, in 2016 ZTE signed a 5G strategic cooperation memorandum with China Mobile, and ZTE's Pre5G massive MIMO base stations have been deployed into the existing network of China Mobile.


* In February this year, ZTE, Qualcomm and China Mobile jointly announced that they planned to conduct interoperability tests based on 5G NR specifications and over the air (OTA) field tests designed to facilitate large-scale verification and commercialisation of the 5G NR technology. ZTE noted that in 2017 it initiated the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) project, a core element of the 5G NR program.

* Recently, ZTE and China Mobile Quanzhou Branch announced the commercial deployment of 3D-MIMO, also termed Pre5G massive MIMO, in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian province. ZTE stated that with 16 commercial terminals connected, it achieved single-carrier downlink peak cell rate of 730 Mbit/s, with a single-carrier 16-stream downlink peak rate using 3D-MIMO of up to 700 Mbit/s. In addition, a three-carrier rate of up to 2.1 Gbit/s was achieved.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



          T-Mobile trials LAA enabling 741 Mbit/s data rate on commercial network in LA   
Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile in the U.S., serving nearly 73 million customers, has announced what it claims is a network first with the demonstration of a mobile broadband data session live in the field utilising License Assisted Access (LAA) on its commercial network.

The field testing, which was launched in Los Angeles, achieved a 741 Mbit/s download speed using 80 MHz of aggregated spectrum.

T-Mobile also claims to have become the first national U.S. wireless carrier to make LTE-U available to its customers. LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz airwaves to increase existing LTE capacity and enhance the performance of its advanced 4G LTE network. T-Mobile LTE-U technology is now live in select locations in Bellevue, Washington, Brooklyn, New York, Dearborn, Michigan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Richardson, Texas and Simi Valley, California.

For T-Mobile customers in these locations, LTE-U is available immediately to users with compatible smartphones. The company noted that LTE-U provides similar speed and capacity increases as the technologies it introduced in the fall of 2016, when it launched carrier aggregation, 256QAM and 4 x 4 MIMO, while utilising less licensed spectrum.

T-Mobile noted that the FCC announced it would permit LTE in unlicensed spectrum earlier this year, thereby allowing wireless providers to use unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band that is often under-utilised. T-Mobile then began to rollout new network hardware to support LTE in unlicensed spectrum. LTE-U and LAA-enabled devices and equipment share under-utilised unlicensed spectrum without affecting other users on the same band, including those using conventional WiFi.

The company stated that LAA enables greater carrier aggregation than LTE-U, allowing mobile operators to combine larger amounts of unlicensed and licensed spectrum. T-Mobile added that as part of its plans to further densify its mobile network, it will begin deploying small cells featuring LAA functionality later in 2017.



  • T-Mobile confirmed in February that that it was deploying LTE-U technology following FCC certification of suitable equipment from strategic partners Ericsson and Nokia. At that time, the operator stated that using LTE-U it would enable customers to utilise the first 20 MHz of under-utilised unlicensed spectrum on the 5 GHz band to gain LTE capacity.



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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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



          LuxNetwork picks Ciena    
Ciena announced that LuxNetwork of Luxembourg has selected its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with integrated WaveLogic Encryption for a new 100 Gbit/s network designed to increase network capacity to support the growing bandwidth and security demands of the major financial sector companies, large enterprises and international wholesale customers.

LuxNetwork, a subsidiary of the NomoTech Group, specialises in providing high-speed, secure optical WAN connectivity to connect businesses to data centres and interconnect data centres. The service provider also offers a suite of managed services for enterprise customers and international telecom operators.

Operating its upgraded network that provides ten times the capacity of its previous system, LuxNetwork can offer higher-capacity services including 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 8 and 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, as well as encryption for protection of in-flight data. Additionally, enterprise and carrier customers are able to leverage dedicated, secure, high-bandwidth and scalable connectivity without the need to own the infrastructure.

The network upgrade will also allow LuxNetwork to consolidate and modernise its infrastructure and to realise operational efficiencies following the acquisition and integration of Telecom Luxembourg.



  • Last week, Ciena announced that Bouygues Telecom of France had selected the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to enhance the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its network backhaul and aggregation infrastructure, as well as provide the foundation for its new SuperCore network.
  • The deployment was designed to increase capacity to 400 Gbit/s to support growing capacity demand and new high-bandwidth services, as well as allow Bouygues Telecom to expand its mobile and ISP offerings support future 5G services.


          CP-TEL rolls out FTTx using Champion GPON   
Champion ONE, an open networking company and supplier of optical transceivers, announced it has partnered with CP-TEL, a communications service provider in Louisiana, to enable the deployment of cost effective FTTx services to its customers.

CP-TEL serves rural residents and businesses in Louisiana's Natchitoches, Sabine, and DeSoto parishes, offering high-speed Internet, digital TV and telephone services.

Champion ONE noted that with increasing demand for FTTP services across parishes in north central Louisiana, CP-TEL was faced with the challenge of turning up new services quickly. However, optical transceivers from its legacy provider proved prohibitively expensive, so the company was seeking a partner that was able to supply a cost-effective solution.

Champion ONE stated that it had previously helped CP-TEL double its fibre utilisation by providing 10 Gbit/s single-fibre, bi-directional SFP+ transceivers to support backhaul traffic. Therefore CP-TEL was confident that Champion ONE optics would be compatible with its OEM equipment.

For the new deployment, Champion ONE supplied high-performance SFP GPON OLT optics at lower cost than other solutions. In addition, due to the significantly lower cost CP-TEL was not only able to turn up new FTTx services quickly, but also stock additional optics as spares to help reduce future downtime.



  • In May, Champion ONE introduced a new line of low-cost open network Ethernet switches offering features including SDN and NFV functionality. The Broadcom-based optical and copper switches offer up to 54 ports, with full L2/L3 line-rate switching at data rates of 1, 10 and 40 Gbit/s initially.

  • Champion ONE noted it has partnered with software vendors including IP Infusion, Pica8 and Cumulus Networks to offer a diverse range of operating systems to meet the requirements of service provider and data centre environments and different network topologies.


          Project Veritas’ 3rd CNN Video-CNN Producer Regarding Trump- “He’s Just F**ing Crazy”   
CNN Lies

Project Veritas latest video from the American Pravda: CNN series exposes Jimmy Carr, the Associate Producer for CNN’s New Day attacking President Donald Trump and admitting that CNN has a left-leaning bias. When asked by an undercover journalist if CNN is impartial, Carr plainly responded, “In theory.” He then continued to talk about CNN’s views on […]

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          West Gate Tunnel project 'a dog's breakfast': Melbourne councillor   

The proposed $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne will create peak-hour traffic conditions for half the day in the city's north, undermine its tram network and should be dumped, a report prepared for City Of Melbourne finds.


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          Decent Launches Global Media Distribution Platform   
Decent Launch

Free and open communication has long been an essential component of a successful democracy. Unfortunately, money, power and influence over time have stifled today’s media environment adversely impacting both content producers and consumers alike.

In an effort to democratize creative content, DECENT has officially launched its blockchain-based, global media distribution platform. The name is an acronym for Decentralized Network; Encrypted & Secure; Content Distribution System; Elimination of 3rd Parties; New Way of Online Publishing; Timestamped Data Records.

Designed to bring more transparency and fairness to the media industry, DECENT allows artists to seamlessly distribute digital content for immediate payment and without hefty fees. Peer-to-peer in its orientation, consumers decide the merits of a certain piece of content posted through a Yelp-like community rating system. The content, however, cannot be censored or removed.

This blockchain initiative endeavors to disrupt the legacy world of media distribution by allowing artists more freedom and control over the ownership and distribution of their content, all without compromising on security. It represents a potential gamechanger for the massive global media and content distribution industry — one that’s estimated to grow from $1.7 trillion in 2016 to over $2 trillion in 2019.

DECENT was founded in 2016 by two friends, Matej Michalko and Matej Boda, from Slovakia. It sprouted from a shared vision that blockchain technology could fuel a coordinated system of digital content publishing and sharing throughout the world.

Funding for DECENT was fueled by an ICO campaign last summer, which raised more than 5,881 BTC, at that time valued at $4.2 million USD. There were 4,300 ICO participants in total and no other key funding partners.

Michalko recounted the journey leading up to his own personal discovery of blockchain technology and its potential uses for the content distribution space. “I’ve been extensively involved in Bitcoin since 2011, even mining it from my own laptop at the beginning. I quickly realized that the innovative technology behind Bitcoin had the potential to change the modern world.”

When Michalko started to delve further into blockchain technology, he found a seemingly endless list of use cases the new technology could support. “I became determined to use blockchain technology to create something revolutionary that would be beneficial for people on a global scale. A short time later ongoing discussions between myself and our future co-founder Matej Boda quickly led to DECENT being born.”

He says that DECENT Network is a reaction to the issues that the majority of content producers face nowadays in the entertainment and media industry. “There is too much artificial complexity and too many barriers in the industry affecting both the access to market and income of the content owners.”

DECENT’S digital model allows artists to distribute any form of content, including written, music, videos, ebooks and pictures. These distribution channels are free of third-party influence, meaning that artists can also manage their intellectual property rights and set their own pricing.

One of the innovative adaptations that distinguishes DECENT from other blockchain platforms is the network’s reputation management system. This allows content creators who share their digital work on the platform to build a lifetime reputation, based on ratings from those who purchase content on the platform. DECENT Network also allows content creators to instantly receive payment when someone downloads their content, without any middleman interference.

Michalko believes that DECENT can break the trajectory in which a majority of power is concentrated in the hands of a few players controlling the industry. “Artists, filmmakers and writers lose control over their work and depend on the mercy of the ‘big guys.’ We designed DECENT Network to do away with all that and bring more transparency and fairness to the digital content industry.”

DECENT estimates that writers, for example, lose a healthy 30–75 percent chunk of their earnings when publishing with Amazon. Similarly, musicians, through licensing agreements, lose around 30 percent when selling a track on iTunes. Blockchain technology therefore serves as a mechanism that helps writers and musicians keep more money, while connecting with their audiences directly.

Michalko says that artists will be paid for their downloaded content through DECENT’s own cryptocurrency called “DCT,” which will be launched together with DECENT Network. Other payment options, he says, will be available in the future. “Artists will no longer have to wait months before seeing a penny from their work. And at the time of launch, DECENT Network will be a completely free-of-charge service for artists.”

Michalko hopes that by  2020, DECENT Network will have become the number one worldwide media sharing platform. “We hope to bring more transparency and fairness to the digital content industry for both creators and consumers. I hope that with our launch people will realize the advantage of DECENT Network over other content distribution platforms.”

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          The Tour de France Begins Tomorrow - Resources for Learning More About It   
The Tour de France begins tomorrow. What started out as a promotion to boost the sales of newspapers in France is now one of the biggest sporting events in the world (and a big business). Here are some resources for learning more about the Tour de France.

Check out this animated video to learn all about the tactics of the race, the logistics of the race, the physiology of riding in the race, and many other interesting facts about the world's most famous bicycle race.



If watching the race (broadcast on NBC Sports in the US) inspires you to get outside and ride a bike, don't forget your helmet. The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky offers some good resources about brain injury prevention. One of those resources is a short animated video designed to teach students about the need for wearing a helmet and how to wear helmets when biking or skateboarding. In the video students learn how to pick a helmet and how to properly fit a helmet. Watch the two minute video below.


The Science Behind the Bike is a four part video series from The Open University. The series has a total running length of 33 minutes and is a complement to a larger Open Learn course called The Science Behind Wheeled Sports. The videos and the course are designed to help students understand the physics, the physiology,  and the technology that influence the outcome of cycling events.

Sticking with the science of bicycling, Global Cycling Network offers a video addressing the question of whether having a light bike or light body makes the bigger difference in speed on a bike. The video is a bit long, but worth watching for the process and outcome. Ask your students for predictions before jumping to the end.


How is the overall winner of the Tour de France determined? It's not as simple as you might think. In addition to the overall winner's Yellow Jersey there are other prizes awarded in the race. Learn all about how the race times and points are calculated by watching the following video from the Global Cycling Network.


Minute Physics offers two videos about the physics of bicycles. In How Do Bikes Stay Up? we learn how bikes stay upright, how design and weight influences balance, and why bicycles are difficult to balance in reverse.


The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike explains how we turn bicycles.

             

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ABC, easy as episode 123! Erin talks about Tony Robbin's impersonator/AOL CEO Tim Armstong's ill-conceived attack on distressed babies, and a football star is born in Michael Sam, who has two first names and one sexual orientation. Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die See Us! TSPOD Live shows 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS122: SuperBowl XLVIII, Bob Dylan, Liquor Stores, Steroids, Brooklyn Decker   
They did it! The team won!! Erin celebrates the big win by tearing into Bob Dylan, and Bryan celebrates by hooking up with a stranger. The two dive Dickens deep into steriod use by young LGBT teens and Brooklyn Deckers' tips for ladies who don't understand how to do the Superbowl watching. WARNING: This episode might not be suitable for fish.  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS121: Grammys, Professional Cheerleader Pay, Coke and Sochi, Ladies Against Humanity creator Kate Stayman-London   
Did you watch the Grammy's and cry when Queen Latifah married gay people? Bryan didn't. This week's show is 100 shades of gray gardens, with special costumes of the day for the Raiderette's discriminatory paying practices, Coke's anti-gay "Share a Virtual Coke" campaign, and special guest Kate Stayman-London, creator of Ladies Against Humanity. Laugh like nobody's joking.  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS120: The Bachelor, Senator-Elect Black Dick, Flowers in the Attic, Looking   
This week, Throwing Shade is LOOKING good! (Get it? The tv show "Looking"? Jokes. Funny.) Bryan and Erin also revel in Heather Graham's incredible performance in Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic" as well as the benefits of swishing coconut oil in your mouth. Bryan throws shade on paid idiot and Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis who said some pretty terrible things about gay people, or as he calls them, "pervert." Then Erin talks about political hopeful Dick Black, who has some truly insane things to say about women.  This week, why not take a bath face-down?  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS119: Golden Globes, Jacqueline Bisset, Lulu, Oral and Anal in Virginia   
Hello Hollywood! Awards season has officially begun, and its undisputed queen is obviously Jacqueline Bisset aka Erin Gibson. This week, Erin takes a closer look at the app Lulu, which lets girls rate dudes they know on Facebook. And Bryan takes a look at new legilation that would criminalize oral and anal sex for teenagers in Virginia, which is a waste of no one's time!  Here's hoping Jacqueline Bisset's Golden Globes speech wins Best Picture at the Oscars. 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS118: Utah Gay Marriage, The Biological Bond of Women and Gay Men, Sex Dolls, Clubbing   
It's 2014! And Throwing Shade is here, half-queer, and refuses to get used to anything. First they catch up on their breaks - Erin went to a club, Bryan got his mom a Roku, or as she calls it, a "Rokuku." Then Bryan gives real-time updates on the bait-and-switch gay marriage moves in Utah, while Erin cites a new study that explains why gay men and women are best friends. It's biological and not completely logical.  Did you see Wolf of Wall Street? 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS117: Happy New Year, Duck Dynasty, Lady Products, Lyft   
Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and Erin and Bryan rang it in by getting blackout drunk. Which means so far they've kept their New Year's resolution. Also, Erin goes over the most ridiculous lady products of the year, and Bryan goes in hard on the Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty controversy. Have a great 2014, and black out with your rack out! (this episode was previously recorded) 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS116: Merry Christmas, Gay-Away Candy, Suzanne Venker, Why Women Need Husbands, Lisa Frank   
Merry Christmas, everybody! To celebrate, Erin and Bryan do a gift exchange and Erin spills the tea on super-wacko Lisa Frank, while Bryan notes the elegance of Vanna White. And just in time for Christmas comes a novelty candy from Canada that claims the gay will melt away in your mouth. Then Erin talks aobut the comeback of Fox journalist and noted woman-hater Suzanne Venker who's still rocking with that logic that women are nothing without men.  Merry Christmas to all of you who love presents from China! 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS115: Beyonce, Time Magazine's Person of the Year, India's Anti-Gay Problem and Special Guest Erin's Mom   
Did you download Beyonce's new album? Did you send your grandmother flowers? All of those questions and more are answered on this week's Throwing Shade. Erin talks about the serious shade being thrown at women by Time Magazine, Bryan discusses the five-steps-back anti-gay law in India that criminalizes gayness, and Erin's mom is our special guest! She gives us her thoughts on Meg Ryan, snakes and Erin's perms. Seriously, though, send your grandmother some flowers. 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS114: The Sound of Music Live, Tom Daley, Aristocratic Women without Titles, Special Guest Jerry O'Connell   
The hills are alive with the sound of shade! Erin and Bryan are back to discuss things they are passionate about - specificailly the band Heart not performing at Sea World. Erin throws shade at aristocratic British women not being able to inherit titles, while Bryan discusses the ridiculous "controversy" of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black possibly dating. And we have an interview with the handsome, hilarious, and heartfelt Jerry O'Connell (Stand by Me, Sliders, Jerry Maguire, the Veronica Mars movie)! Climb every mountain!  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS113: Kinky Boots, Natural Hair, Gravity, Downton Tabby, and Special Guest Yeardley Smith   
Thanksgiving may be over, but we've only just begun to live...and talk. Kinky Boots causes an UP(Katy Perry's)ROAR for existing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 12 year old Vanessa Van Dyke breaks her school's handbook by having hair, and Bryan and Erin talk with the human version of one-dimensional feminist icon Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith. 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS112: Happy Thanksgivukkah, Curvy Girl Lingerie, Best Gay Advice, Oprah   
Happy Thanksgivukkah! For the first time in 70,000 years Hannukah starts the same day as Thanksgiving! Also, for the first time in 70,000 years, Erin and Bryan take a look at what they're thankful for. But don't worry,they're still plenty shady. Bryan talks about Ask Amy - an advice column that gave the absolute best advice ever for a parent with a gay child. Meanwhile, Erin looks at the fallout of a plus-size lingerie company that used non-airbrushed models.   Just remember this. When you're sitting with your family at dinner this week, don't force anyone to like the Matrix.  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS111: Gym Pills, Alec Baldwin, Justin Lookadoo, and Yoda   
Fall is here! Which means two things - it's getting darker outside much earlier and it's a great time of year to steal pills that you find on the floor of your gym. Just like Erin did! This week, Bryan talks about Alec Baldwin's latest rage-filled tirade chock full of anti-gay slurs. And Erin gives us the low-down on Justin Lookadoo - an awesome dude who loads teens up on misinformation when it comes to sex education.  Yup, it's time to go redhead.  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour to Welcome New Leads This July   

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Eva Tavares and Kristie Dale Sanders will join the cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on tour in North America.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour.

Beginning July 18, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kristie Dale Sanders will play the role of 'Madame Giry.' On July 26, Eva Tavares will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta.

They join current cast members Derrick Davis as 'The Phantom,' Jordan Craig as 'Raoul,' Trista Moldovan as 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' David Benoit as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Edward Staudenmayer as 'Monsieur André,' Phumzile Sojola as 'Ubaldo Piangi' and Emily Ramirez as 'Meg Giry.'

Eva Tavares hails from Vancouver, BC and trained at the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Credits include the world premiere of Sousatzka, West Side Story and A Little Night Music. Her choreography has been seen most recently in Die Fledermaus (Vancouver Opera).

Kristie Dale Sanders has been seen on Broadway in Cabaret, Evita, Next Fall, Urinetown and The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Dream of the Burning Boy; Johnny Guitar; A Class Act; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. She can also be seen on "All My Children" and "The Wire."

The current company continues performances at the INB Performing Arts Center now through July 9, 2017 with Katie Travis as 'Christine Daaé' and Anne Kanengeiser as 'Madame Giry,' then onwards to Vancouver, British Columbia at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 12-23, 2017.

The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Steve Czarnecki, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Sarah DeBiase, Mark Emerson, Jordan Ensign, Jim Hogan, Robert Anthony Jones, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Jay Lusteck, Adryan Moorefield, Sarah Mossman, Constantine Pappas, Adam Rogers, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Jessica Wagner, Victor Wallace and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Julie Eicher, Daniela Filippone, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Ally Taylor Sacks, Tara Sweeney and Micki Weiner.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, "Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor's new production of PHANTOM will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production which soon celebrates 30 years."

Cameron Mackintosh said, "With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 29 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, I'm delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 2.5 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson's amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again. With the production continuing to be such a success, we are delighted to welcome our exciting new stars to keep the music of the night soaring for many years to come."

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that just finished a hugely successful two and a half year revival on Broadway and will start a North American tour in the fall of 2017, directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon coming to Broadway in 2017 and national tour in 2018, and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing at Broadway's Winter Garden and in London's West End at the New London Theatre), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The Phantom of the Opera: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Cameron Mackintosh's brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues performances at Her Majesty's Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.


          TS110: Wolf Murder, Short Haircuts Kill Boners, Hawaii Anti-Gay Logic and Murder She Wrote   
Happy Birthday, Throwing Shade! You are two years old! But honestly, you don't look a day over 110. Erin's back from her trip to the backwoods of Missouri where she (probably) close to being ripped apart by wolves. So she keeps it short and stylish with a new article from the revered website "Total Frat Move" all about how girls with pixie cuts turn dudes off. Looking at you, Jennifer Lawrence. And Bryan is hoping that Hawaii becomes the 16th state to legalize gay marriage but not before sloshing through some of the dumbest arguments against gay marriage ever made, straight from the Aloha State.  Get out there an snatch those purses!  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS109: The Diva Run, Hallmark's Non-Gay Christmas Ornament, Dia de los Muertos, Radio Shack   
Erin and Bryan are back doing what they do - having panic attacks in Radio Shack and hanging out at cemeteries with Vanessa Williams. So, business as usual. This week, Bryan talks about the Hallmark Christmas ornament that has everyone freaking out for using the phrase "Don we now our FUN apparel" instead of "gay apparel." And Erin goes into detail about a 5K in Miami that makes women wear boas, tiaras and run for a prize of Botox. Seriously. The question is, are you a Diva-licious or are you Diva-Kathy?  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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS108:Hallowqueen, Campus Sexual Assault, Gay Waiters, Lost Boys   
Happy Hallowqueen! Bryan and Erin bring you two scary stories from the real world, Emily Yoffe's op-ed "College Women:Stop Getting Drunk"  and a Carrabbas' waiter who received hateful advice about being gay instead of a tip. 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          TS107: LA Doctors, Saudi Women Driving Ban, Gay Luggage, 80s Realness   
Bryan got dental work, so enjoy what he'll sound like when he gets Bell's Palsy, and Erin does an all 80s look that you can see yesterday on Funny or Die's Throwing Shade web series. They two speech imparingly discuss the October 26th protest against Saudi driving bans, Australian luggage handlers taping "I AM GAY" on luggage, and our obligatory mention of Mary Jo Buttafuoco. 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 FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          SSE: Project Manager - LV & HV Network Upgrades   
SSE: Project Manager - LV & HV Network Upgrades Location: Portsmouth Salary: £34,123 - £45,066 (SS07) depending on skills and experience + car Permanent - South East|Hampshire,UK|UK
          Sr. Citrix Technical Contractor - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Hardware, citrix software, network, browser, java specifications) and associated configuration for future use requesting access to the connecting service, so as...
From Eagle Professional Resources - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:48:42 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Inside Sales Executive (B2B) - Sales For Life - Toronto, ON   
Our clients include Juniper Networks, Kofax, ADP, Xerox, Sprint, Telus, Dassault Systemes, Thomson Reuters and many more. Why We Exist....
From Sales for Life - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:12:47 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Ground Broken for New Array Architects' Designed Greenfield...   

The Inspira Health Network broke ground on its new 204-bed, 467,000 SF hospital in Mullica Hill, NJ on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Array Architects began designing the replacement facility in August...

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          A new uranyl phosphate sheet in the crystal structure of furongite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Dal Bo, F., Hatert, F., Philippo, S. (2017): A new uranyl phosphate sheet in the crystal structure of furongite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 517-527.

Abstract:
The crystal structure of furongite, Al4[(UO2)4(PO4)6](OH)2(H2O)19.5, from the Kobokobo pegmatite, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, was solved for the first time. Furongite is triclinic, the space group P-1;, Z=2, a = 12.1685(8), b = 14.1579(6), c = 17.7884(6) , α = 79.822(3), β = 77.637(4), γ = 67.293(2)°, and V = 2746.2(2)3. The crystal structure was refined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data to R1 = 0.0733 for 7716 unique observed reflections, and to wR2 = 0.2081 for all 12,538 unique reflections. The structure of furongite contains infinite uranyl phosphate sheets of composition [(UO2)4(PO4)6]10- which are parallel to (1 0 1). The sheets are constituted by UrO5 pentagonal bipyramids and PO4 tetrahedra which share edges and vertices, and adjacent sheets are linked by a dense network of hydrogen bonds. Running through the sheets and connected mainly to the free apical oxygen atom of PO4 tetrahedra are Al octahedra connected together to form remarkable Al2O5(OH)(H2O)5 and Al4O8(OH)2(H2O)10 clusters. These Al clusters are only bonded to one sheet, and do not connect two adjacent sheets together. The topology of the uranyl phosphate sheets is related to the uranophane anion topology, and can be described as a new geometrical isomer of the uranophane group. Furongite is the first uranyl phosphate reported in nature with a U:P ratio of 2:3.
          TS18:Sandra Fluke, Kirk Cameraon, Modesto Teacher Student Love, Gay Teens   
To celebrate the first episode after joining the MaximumFun podcasting network , Erin and Bryan talk Limbaugh's attack on Sandra Fluke, Kirk Cameron's views on gay marriage, Modesto, CA's 41 year old teacher moving in with his 18 year old student, and gay teens. Welcome to the fray! 
          Experienced Network Analyst - Deloitte - Hermitage, TN   
Advanced proficiency with Cisco Wireless ( APs, Controllers, ISE, Prime). Deloitte Services LP includes internal support areas such as Marketing and...
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          Network Administrator - Cotiviti - Wilton, CT   
Cisco, Juniper, f5 and Meraki Wireless APs. The primary focus of the Network Administrator is to ensure the delivery of highly available, high quality LAN, WAN,...
From Cotiviti - Tue, 02 May 2017 23:04:35 GMT - View all Wilton, CT jobs
          Network Engineer II - Tunnell Consulting - Massachusetts   
Wireless LAN Controllers / APS. Support Networking operations in a GxP compliant manner by adhering to approved and documented SOPs and Work Instructions....
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          Tweet Free   
Today marks the start of my 30-day hiatus from the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Someone told me I must be really hooked on these social networking sites, especially Twitter, and I could not probably live without them. So I am challenging myself and staying away from Twitter and Facebook for 30 days. No tweets, no status updates, no uploading of photos. I won't even peek to check my friends' tweets and posts.

Surprisingly, I find myself looking forward to the 30 days of being Twitter and FB-free. You can imagine the pain these two sites have given me in the past few months, so I am embracing this self-imposed hiatus. Never mind that I would probably be the last to know about the latest happenings with my friends and co-workers. Then again, it may also save me from seeing all those posts that could be really painful. ^_^

So let's bring it on!

And by the way, no, I'm not staying away from blogger. :)
 
          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.” 


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Arkane co-founder Raphael Colantonio has expanded on his shock decision to leave the Dishonored and Prey developer, suggesting he's burnt out by years of triple-A development.

Colantonio, who left Arkane after a whopping 18 years at the studio, told an audience at the Spanish conference Gamelab today he needed a proper holiday after over a decade of shipping high-profile video games.

"Well it's a mixed bag of emotions because of course I love Arkane, I love Bethesda and it's been 18 years of very fascinating adventures and some super-hard times, because as you know we were independent and we almost went out of business several times," he said on-stage.

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          Recipe: Slow-Cooker Ratatouille — The Summer Slow Cooker   
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You might not think "summer" and "stew" belong in the same sentence, but stewing and braising aren't winter-exclusive cooking methods. The colorful spectrum of summer vegetables can be slow-cooked until meltingly tender and sweet — and it's quite easy to do with the help of a slow cooker. Ratatouille, the classic French vegetable stew, is a perfect candidate for this hands-off cooking method.

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Rice Krispies Treats, when prepared according to the recipe on the box, are pretty close to perfection. For many years I saw no need to change them, but simplicity has its own way of inviting change, so I started tweaking the recipe, adding ingredients and changing some of the techniques to make a Rice Krispies Treat that's better than any I've ever eaten. That's the recipe I'm sharing here.

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          Watch All the Food Scenes from Harry Potter in Just 3 Minutes — Pop Culture   

The Harry Potter franchise turned 20 on June 26, leaving fans nostalgic for when the first book in the series originally released. The 20th anniversary marked the U.K. release of the first novel in the cult-favorite J.K. Rowling series: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone. To commemorate the occasion, Digg made a video featuring all the delicious (and unappetizing) foods featured in the films, from mundane moments to unforgettable ones.

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          How To Make Any Fruit Galette — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn   
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Everyone makes beautiful galettes. That's because this rustic summer dessert is as simple as pastry dough wrapped around fresh fruit. Much like making a fruit pie, but with quite a bit less effort, turning summer fruit into a galette will make you feel like a home-cook hero. You'll still get the same toothsome, flay crust and tender filling of pie, but without all the fuss and worry over torn dough.

Now, there are a few pie-making rules that will help you make the most gorgeous and scrumptious galette of this summer, but don't worry — we'll tell you about all those too, so you can make this stone fruit stunner whenever the craving strikes.

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The steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore damaged 33 vehicles last week — and sprayed cancer-causing asbestos onto several cars.

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          Cara Mengisi Nilai Rapor, Nilai US dan Nilai USBN Pada Aplikasi Dapodik 2017    
Mengisi nilai Rapor dan nilai US/USBN ke dalam aplikasi dapodik 2017b merupakan tugas bersama antara operator sekolah dengan guru mata pelajaran. Operator sekolah mertugas akun guru matapelajaran, memilih mata pelajaran evaluasi dan nomor urutnya, sementara guru mata pelajaran memiliki tugas untuk mengisi nilai kedalam aplikasi dapodik, baik itu nilai rapot, US maupun USBN, guru juga bertanggungjawab secara penuh terhadap kelengkapan dan kebenaran nilai lalu kemudian melakukan penguncian data nilai yang telah di entri.
Cara Input Nilai Raport dan US/USBN Dapodik 2017b
Cara Input Nilai Raport
Secara tupoksi memang guru memiliki tugas yang lebih banyak dalam penginputan nilai ini, namun tanpa di bantu oleh operator sekolah tetntu saja banyak guru yang akan mengalami kesulita dalam melaksanakan tupoksinya ini. Bahkan tidak menutup kemungkinan jika tidak di dampingi oleh operator sekolah bisa jadi nanti justru salah entri, jika itu yang terjadi akhirnya operator sekolah harus memperbaikinya karena jika salah entri bukan tidak mungkin justru nanti akan sulit di singkronkan.

Biarpun dalam penginputan nilai ini melibatkan guru dan operator sekolah, namun peran kepala sekolah juga tidak kalah penting. Hal ini tidak lain untuk memastikan semua melaksanakan tupoksinya secara maksimal, jika operator sekolah yang mengentri tentu KS dapat membuat kebijakan yang menguntungkan kedua belah pihak. Jangan sampai pada kenyataan semua dilaksanakan oleh operator sekolah tanpa diperhatikan jam kerjanya.

Untuk dapat menginput nilai pada aplikasi dapodik versi 2017b ini, maka siapkan panduannya yang dapat diunduh langsung ke web dapodikdasmen, jika mengalami kesulitan ikuti tutorial berikut ini;

A. Cara Install Aplikasi Dapodik Versi 2017b
Tepat sehari dirilis namun banyak sekali operator sekolah yang mengeluh dengan gagalnya proses instalasi dapodik 2017b, akibatnya menu entri nilai tidak muncul. Untuk menginstalnya sebenarnya cukup mudah yaitu manual menggunakan patch versi 2017b, tempatkan prefill rapot pada folder prefill_dapodik  letaknya di C:\prefill_dapodik kemudian konfirmasi data prefill nilai melalui fitur konfirmasi prefill nilai di menu pengaturan dengan memasukkan kode registrasi sekolah beserta user name dan password dapodik. Selesai?? Ternyata banyak yang gagal.

Kemungkinan yang sering terjadi adalah aplikasi dapodik pada laptor atau PC sesungguhnya sudah tidak berjalan dengan baik 100%, baik itu karena malware, virus ataupun permasalahan teknis lainnya. Karenanya sebelum menginstal nilai rapor kedalam dapodik pastikan dapodik tidak eror terlebih dahulu.

Untuk memastikan dapodik dalam keadaan prima maka sebaiknya lakukan intal ulang dapodik sengan fresh instaler dapodik 2017 lalu perbaharui ke versi 2017a dan update lagi ke versi 2017b. Setelah dapodik sudah pada versi terbaru, tempatkan prefill dapodik terbaru dan prefill nilai raport di folder prefiil dapodik di drive C. Lakukan registrasi dapodik seperti biasa lalu login ke aplikasi dapodik maka menu entri nilai telah muncul pada tempatnya. selanjutnya lakukan konfig prefill nilai rapot pada menu pengaturan, isikan user, pasword dan kode registrasi sekolah.

B. Cara Membuat Akun Guru
Akun Guru menjadi sangat penting jika operator sekolah ingin melibatkan semua guru mata pelajaran untuk menginput secara mandiri. Karenanya setiap guru dapat kita buatkan akun untuk login ke dapodik sebagai guru. Caranya cukup mudah, ikuti langkahnya berikut ini.
  1. Pilih nama salah satu guru pada menu gtk
  2. Pilih menu penugasan, maka akan tampil sub menu penugasan ptk
  3. Pilih menu buat / ubah akun ptk pada daftar menu di bagian bawah dan akan tampil sub menu baru dengan judul akun ptk dengan kuncian pada user name ptk, email yang menjadi username ptk adalah email yang di entri pada data rinci ptk dan pastikan email ini masih aktif.
  4. Isikan pasword, pasword ini sebaiknya di buat sendiri oleh ptk agar mudah diingat oleh mereka
  5. Terakgir tekan tombol simpan, akun ptk telah dibuat dan siap digunakan. Lakukan perilaku yang sama terhadap guru-guru yang lainnya.
C. Cara Membuat Mata Pelajaran pada Raport Siswa
Sebelum meminta guru menginput nilai, tentu operator sekolah harus menyiapkan terlebih dahulu mape evaluasi nya. Untuk itu, lakukan hal berikut ini.
  1. Pilih fitur raport pada menu nilai, maka akan muncul tabel mata evaluasi raport.
  2. Pilih tahun pelajaran dan semester yang akan di inputkan (Prioritas input nilai adalah semester ganjil tahun ajaran 2016/2017)
  3. Pilih kelas dan rombel yang akan di buat lalu tekan tombol Tambah maka akan muncul menu tambah mata evaluasi.
  4. Pilih mata pelajaran evaluasi, selanjutnya isikan nomor urutnya pada bagian bawah. Untuk nomor urut sesuaikan saja dengan nomor urut sesuai struktur kurikulum atau sesuai rapot siswa.
  5. Tekan tombol simpan dan tutup, selanjutnya nama mata pelajaran akan tersimpan dan tampil pada fitur raport.
  6. Langkan selanjutnya pilih fitur US/USBN
  7. Pilih kelas dan rombel yang akan dibuat mata pelajarannya seperti cara membuat mata pelajaran pada fitur raport di atas, hanya saja pada menu ini tidak ada pilihan semester.
Lakukan hal yang sama untuk mata pelajaran-mata pelajaran yang lainnya. Untuk mengaktifkan menu input nilai cukup tekan 2 kali pada salah satu mata pelajaran yang telah dibuat tadi. Ingat, operator sekolah tidak berwenang merubah daftar nilai, cukup melihat dan mengunduk rekapitulasi nilai.

Sampai tahap ini tugas operator sekolah telah selesai, kemudian akan bekerja lagi ketika data telah dientri yaitu melakukan singkronisasi dapodik. Disarankan untuk melakukan singkronisasi secara bertahap tanpa menunggu nilai selesai diinput seluruhnya, hal ini dilakukan guna mengatisipasi kesulitan singkronisasi.

D. Memasukkan Nilai Raport dan US / USBN Secara Bersama-Sama
Seperti penjelasan di atas, bahwasannya input nilai ini tupoksinya guru mata pelajaran. Maka persilakan guru mata pelajaran untuk login ke dapodik menggunakan akun ptk masing-masing yang telah dibuat oleh operator sekolah. Setelah berhasil masuk ke dasboard ptk, maka input nilai siap dilakukan.
  1. Pilih menu nilai pada sebelah kiri menu beranda ptk, selanjutnya klik fitur raport
  2. Pilih semester yang akan di isi beserta kelas dan rombelnya maka akan tampil daftar mata pelajarannya
  3. Pilih salah satu mata pelajaran dengan mengklik 2 kali sehingga data siswa akan aktif pada kolom sebelah kanan, pada kolom inilah guru melakukan input nilai. Input nilai pada kolam yang telah disediakan lalutekan tombol simpan.
Lakukan hal yang pada fitur input nilai US/USBN. Perbedaan mendasar pada menu US/USBN adalah tanpa memilih semester, jadi langsung memilih kelas dan rombelnya lalu akan mucul daftar mata pelajaran yang akan diisi nilainya.

E. Cara Menginput Nilai Rapot Secara Bersamaan

Untuk menginput nilai secara bersamaan dan diwaktu yang sama (biar cepat selesai) maka setelah semua akun ptk sudah dibuat silakan hubungkan laptop ops yang telah terinstal dapodik 2017b pada jaringan wifi atau local area network (LAN) yang tersedia di sekolah. Hubungkan juga laptop ptk ke jaringan yang sama sebagai client.

Buatlah koneksi adhoc dari laptop/PC yang terinstall aplikasi Dapodik dan E-Raport, US/USBN. Pengisian data pada aplikasi E-Raport dapat menggunakan laptop/PC server “milik ops yang terinstal dapodik” yang terkoneksi dengan jaringan/internet. Penggunaan internet yang sama antara laptop/PC server dengan client “laptop PTK yang tidak terinstal dapodik”, sehingga dapat mengakses aplikasi dapodik tanpa harus menginstallnya. Caranya sebagai berikut;

  1. Pastikan jaringan/internet yang digunakan adalah jaringan/internet yang sama antara laptop/PC server dan client. Koneksi ini dapat menggunakan Wifi Router, maupun AP (Access Point) Router dari smartphone pengguna.
  2. Cek IP yang pada laptop/PC server melaui CMD : Klik Start - search -  lalu ketikkan CMD. Lalu akan muncul jendela terminal windows lalu ketikan “ipconfig” dan tekan Enter lalu akan muncul Windows IP Configuration cari dan catat IPv4 Address yang tertera pada jendela CMD misalnya 192.168.43.175
  3. Cara lain mengecek IP server yaitu pada network connections, sambungkan laptop ke wifi, setelah tersambung klink kanan wifi tersebut lalu open network and sharing center selanjutnya klik wifi id nya dan pilih details.
    Network Properties
  4. Ketik alamat IP (IPv4 address) yang sudah didapat pada laptop/PC server pada web browser laptop/PC client dengan menambahkan port 5774 misal 192.168.43.195:5774
  5. Silahkan login dengan akun PTK yang telah dibuat di login ops
  6. Jangan lupa untuk mematikan Firewall
Jika sudah terhubung pada masing-masing laptop ptk silakan masuk sebagai ptk dengan mengisi user dan password ptk masing-masing yang telah dibuat. Dengan demikian penginputan nilai ini dapat dikerjakan sesuai dengan tupoksinya dan dapat terselesaikan dengan lebih cepat.

Data yang sudah benar dan lengkap dapat dilakukan penguncian, harap diperhatikan bahwa data yang telak dikunci tidak dapat diubah kembali. Maka hati-hati melakukan penguncian data tersebut.

F. Kumpulan Tips

Pertama, Untuk meninput nilai raport pastikan login menggunakan akun PTK, karena akun ops bukan untuk mengisi nilai tapi untuk memantai pengisian oleh ptk. pada akun ptk lah nilai dimasukkan dan dikunci.

Kedua, bagi rekan rekan ops yang juga berperan sebagau guru mata pelajaran dan mengalami kesulitan login sebagai ptk dikarenakan emai dapodik sama dengan email ptk maka untuk dapat login sebagai ptk harus merubah email pada data rinci ptk, email inilah yang nantinya akan digunakan sebagai user akun ptk. caranya cukup edit email ptk pada menu edit data ptk, pastikan email ini bukan email yang sama dengan email dapodik. lalu simpan dan buat akun ptk pada penugasan seperti penjelasan pembuatan akun prk di atas.
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          Customer Service Representative   
VIC-Port Melbourne, Who are we? The Toll Group is the Asian region's leading provider of integrated logistics services, generating annual revenue of AU$8.3 billion and employing over 40,000 people across an extensive network of 1,200 sites throughout more than 50 countries across the world. The Opportunity? We are looking for outstanding Customer Service Representatives to support our sales function. You will be resp
          Account Manager   
VIC-Melbourne, Who are we? The Toll Group is the Asian region's leading provider of integrated logistics services, generating annual revenue of AU$8.8 billion and operating an extensive network of 1200 sites throughout more than 50 countries across the world. This role is with a premier division of the group supporting a market leading brand. What is the Opportunity? The role of Senior Account Manager will see y
          How MPLS would work for Enterprise not using EGP?   

How MPLS would for work Enterprise not using EGP(BGP), would’t then it be fair to say that as long as you dont have LSR in your network , you still using good old frame-relay, PPP to connect your back bone router to ISP LSR where labling will begin?

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          Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7   
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7 New DLC Pack Features Four Diverse, New Multiplayer Maps Actress Cassandra Peterson Reprises Her Iconic Role of Elvira in New Zombies Experience “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!” set in a 1950s Creature Feature June 30, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 7, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow. “Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.” Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, the next action-packed chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience, once again features the return of Willard Wyler, the enigmatic movie director villain portrayed with voice and likeness by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Gotham). Wyler has trapped the four protagonists inside an all-new horror film, set in the 1950s and in the style of the Creature Feature films of the era. Players will fight a new array of zombie enemies across a ravaged beach town where a government science experiment has transformed the residents into flesh-devouring zombies and introduced a new biological menace into the city. Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style. New weapons, traps and more will augment the hallmark Call of Duty action, with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) as “the Scientist;” Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) as “the Rebel;” Jay Pharoah (White Famous, Saturday Night Live) as “the Soldier;” and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) as “the School Girl,” all making a return from the ongoing story in this all-new experience. In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, Absolution will also include four new multiplayer maps: Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted. Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theatre house in this small, tight-quarters map. Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls. Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution releases on July 7, 2017 first for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. The game is rated MA15+ for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
          ‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS   
‘CONSTRUCTOR’ EXPANDS TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN AMERICAS Demo Now Available on All Platforms Larkspur, Calif. – June 29th, 2017 – Deep Silver and System 3, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving video game publisher, today announced Constructor, a reimagining of the legendary title first released in 1997, will be releasing digitally and physically in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on July 25th, 2017. The embodiment of “construction meets corruption,” Constructor empowers the player as a budding property tycoon on a mission to build a successful city. This doesn’t just involve the speedy building of homes and businesses, however; players must negotiate the tangled web of Undesirables, a motley collection of reprobates that can be used against them – and by them, against others. Murder, arson, extortion, and sabotage are all tools at your disposal in this ultimate fight for power. Gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can sample the delights of Constructor in a free demo available now on the PlayStation® Network and Xbox Live, allowing a full playthrough of the 40-minute tutorial, followed by 12 minutes of uninterrupted fun in the single-player mode of this cult British classic, with unlimited replays available. PlayStation 4 Demo: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/constructor-demo/cid=UP2047-CUSA08578_00-CONSTRUPS4USDEMO Retail edition exclusively at GameStop: http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/constructor-only-at-gamestop/149579 About System 3 Formed in 1982 by Mark Cale, System 3 is recognised as one of the founding pioneers of the gaming industry and as a name synonymous with producing original genre defining gaming concepts year on year. From early 8-bit Commodore 64 and the Sinclair Spectrum machines, through the days of 16-bit Commodore Amiga and Atari ST formats right up to and beyond the phenomenal Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox console boom, the company has brought a unique gaming style to new formats as and when they enter the market. System 3 stands proud as the last surviving British Independent Publisher from those grass roots years. System 3 produces games for the key hardware platforms including; Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows®-based personal computers and smart phones. 2017 marks System 3′s 35th anniversary. About Deep Silver Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
          NFL's top quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan lead 2017 rankings   
The NFL Network recently completed its countdown of the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2017 and a lot of quarterbacks made the list.
      
 
 

          Pioneer Announces New Contract for Liquid-Filled Network Transformers   
Pioneer Announces New Contract for Liquid-Filled Network Transformers
          Java SE 8 Update 131 and More    
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Java SE 8u131 (Java SE 8 update 131) is now available. Oracle strongly recommends that most Java SE users upgrade to the latest Java 8 update, which includes important security fixes. For information on new features and bug fixes included in this release, please read the following release notes:

Important Note: Starting with this Critical Patch Update releases, all JRE versions will treat JARs signed with MD5 as unsigned. Learn more and view testing instructions here. For more information on cryptographic algorithm support, please check the JRE and JDK Crypto Roadmap.

Oracle Java SE Embedded Version 8 Update 131 is also available. You can create customized JREs using the JRECreate tool. To get started, download an eJDK bundle suitable for your target platform and follow instructions to create a JRE that suits your application's needs.

Also released are Java SE 7u141 and Java SE 6u151, which are both available as part of Oracle Java SE Support. For more information about those releases, please read the following release notes: 


          Battle of the Network Stars Review: Reviving Nostalgia Is No Field Day   
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          Integrating the Ethereum Blockchain into Java Apps    

How to access a distributed ledger technology blockchain from a Java application using web3j. The Ethereum blockchain is a decentralized platform that is the backbone of a secure, decentralized internet and is driven by the eponymous cryptocurrency Ether. Conor Svensson authored web3j, a lightweight Java library for building Java applications on the Ethereum blockchain. 

In a first article, which appeared in the Java Magazine, Conor Svensson gives the background of the Ethereum blockchain technology and explains how to create a blockchain that is connected to a Java application.  Web3j, a wrapper of client remote procedure calls using JSON, manages the transaction interactions with Ethereum clients. 

In a second article, he details how to use web3j to query the Ethereum blockchain via its reactive-functional API. He explains how to use RxJava’s Observables to add reactive functionality to the blockchain. 

An Ethereum client like Geth or Parity is the first step to getting you started. Clients will synchronize the Ethereum blockchain with one another and provide a gateway to interact with the blockchain. Ethereum takes care of Ether cryptocurrency payment transactions via the network. With just a few lines of code, you can hook up to the Ethereum blockchain and be notified of new blocks being added to the blockchain and start pulling information out of the blockchain in real time.

For code and step by step examples, read the full article here 

for more information, please visit: web3j project and Conor's blog 

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          Learning New Things : Networking and Community   
I’ve mentioned networking and community a number of times over the years. Most recently in a post called Community and the Hive Mind, where I talk about the impact of community on learning. I think it’s important that you become as self sufficient as possible, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore what’s going on […]
          Usability, Product Management, and LinkedIn – a rant   
LinkedIn began as a professional networking site, has evolved into a social media behemoth, and has yet managed to maintain and sharpen its focus on the professional space. That may, in part, explain why, in 2016, Microsoft chose to put down more than $26 billion Washingtons to buy LinkedIn.While both LinkedIn's web site and mobile […]
          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.


          Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s hiring spree: The network keeps moving right   


Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

Update: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have agreed to part ways.

MSNBC is now a pasture for pseudo-intellectual conservatives. Climate denier and Iraq War booster Bret Stephens is just the latest right-wing hire at the network.

In recent months NBC News Chairman Andy Lack has overseen a hiring spree of right-wing pundits and former Fox News personalities. The stable includes Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Charlie Sykes, Greta Van Susteren, and George Will. They join other conservatives at the network: Elise Jordan, Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Rick Tyler, Nicolle Wallace, and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough. This is to say nothing of NBC News contributor and Trump apologist Mark Halperin; and given their frequent appearances, it may be just a matter of time until David Frum, a speechwriter for then-President George W. Bush, former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card, and neocon Bill Kristol join the network as well.

Compared to CNN’s boorish Trumpists or the state media apparatchiks at Fox News, the common thread among MSNBC conservatives is a certain pretentious shine. They’re frequently just arguing that President Donald Trump is the wrong type of conservative, when in fact Trump is the apotheosis of everything conservatism has been careening toward for some time. (The exception is Hugh Hewitt, who is now just a huge Trump booster after vacillating during the campaign.) 

Many of these hires have direct, intimate connections to Bush, the most disastrous president in decades. Card, Frum, Jordan, and Wallace worked in the Bush administration, and Stephens, Kristol, Will, Scarborough, and Hewitt were all huge cheerleaders for the Iraq War. And that history matters. Two major media institutions, including a newspaper of record, are now paying Stephens essentially just to troll liberals with climate denial and to push America towards a war with Iran.

You can separate Lack’s hiring spree into two buckets: pundits and brands. Neither offer much value in the long run. In this media environment, opinions are cheap (including mine!). Everyone has one and most of them stink. There’s no long-term return on opinions (and no lack of people wanting to get on TV to share theirs).

Adding brands like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren is equally pointless. It’s no wonder that both of these shows have failed. There’s simply no audience for them outside the Fox News bubble. Particularly with Kelly, NBC News executives seem completely unaware that her entire show at Fox News was built around racial dog-whistling (with occasional moments of bucking the party line).

Also, as Ryan Grim noted, it is the progressive shows that Lack hasn’t touched that are succeeding the most.

Rather than spending all this money on right-wing pundits and big names, the true value-add for news networks now is reliable and aggressive journalism. That’s hard to do. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming. But it’s ultimately what will define NBC News and MSNBC.


          Sales Representative - Heritage Office Furnishings - Canada   
Prospect and identify new leads through internet research, lead trading, networking and follow up. Are you looking for an opportunity where you’re in control of...
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          Comment on Loss-making RallyScotland makes changes by Fresheverything   
Too many cooks. I am shocked not surprised, frustrated for the Scottish economy I will just throw out there. Both myself, my dad and loads of others have attended so many events. The recent drift championships held at Knockhill being one and I have to say it was a fantastic day! Brilliant on ALL accounts, yes even the toilets were immaculate. Within the first minute of attending there was a WOW FACTOR in the warm-up drift spot. That was a wow moment built on as the hours passed...and will never be forgotten. This post and registration response I have to say comes under the "Knock hill Racing Scotland" search I typed in Google and thinking I had nothing in particular planned, have a kit car built from scratch and this weekend fancied some action. OK MY POINT. I never knew about RALLY SCOTLAND and yet I have attend so many events at Knockhill Racing Circuit Scotland?!? At no time have I received an informative email about above events, Why? At no time when I arrive do I get asked for my email address or details? Why? At no time have I been invited as a local business owner based in Scotland to attend and promote/network, Why? I could ramble for hours on this so I will save everybody's time and say look to local small businesses in Scotland to do it right. Quote "But the biggest battle remains getting diehard Scots rally fans, traditionally used to scrambling through the forest stages to watch the action for free, to dig deep into their pockets to pay for the right to watch RallyScotland" Rambling is to suggest a passion in search for something and has nothing whatsoever to do with penny pinching. Value for money yes, paying for over priced burgers no. A WOW factor is worth rambling, yes!!!! Even with kids. Its fun. Paying to park near that spot fair enough... come on!!!! Everybody has paid through the nose for petrol to get there in the first place... Its not about fans having to dig deep! We are no fools. Its about being told the event is on. Told about choices and being wowed. That moment is simple and can be captured it just depends how you do it EVENT SCOTLAND. As an event organiser you do know its about stimulating, building an audience looking for scalable entertainment at a responsible price. Extra wow could mean extra money if possible. I am not a credit card but memories are priceless. I am going to now Google "Rally Scotland" and find out what its all about and see if I can compete ;-)
          Alternative Sentencing Program aims to turns lives around   
This is the first of a two part article about the Alternative Sentencing Program. Since its inception in 2002, the Alternative Sentencing Program & Educational Network program has kept 40,000 New Mexicans out of jail and given them the tools to stay out of jail if they want to. ASPEN was founded by now Magistrate […]
          Food Network interviews ‘Just Say Dough;’ tourists stay cool   
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          Head of Network Reliability   
Tec Partners Limited (Henley-On-Thames) - London - regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age....
           Companies still hobbled from fearsome cyberattack    
HOUSTON (AP) - Many businesses still struggled Friday to recover hopelessly scrambled computer networks, collateral damage from a massive cyberattack that...
          Larsen C Ice Shelf Collapse, Shrinking Benificial Fires, Global Forest Network, and More in the Environmental Science News Source   
The latest research on the environment in the Environmental Science News Source
          ASG voting closed, reveal show is Sunday   
American and National League All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN, prior to the network's 8 p.m. ET
          Colt's CTO on Connecting the Cloud    
Colt CTO Rajiv Datta talks about the impact of SDN and NFV, how data centers are now at the core of the telecoms ecosystem and how network and services evolution is being built around enterprise demands.
           UCAR Deploys ADVA CloudConnect for 200G in Supercomputing Network   
DCI technology being used to transport vital scientific data over two 200Gbit/s 16QAM connections.
          Cisco Wants to Reconquer Your Network With 'Intuitive' Plan   
Cisco's 'network intuitive' is about the next 30 years, but it's also a return to the old Cisco.
          Twitter’s Prager: Video Gives Advertisers Premium Safety   
CANNES — Twitter says it wants to help down-play shady user-generated content (UGC) in the advertising offerings it serves up to big agencies. in this video interview with Beet.TV, Twitter agency development director Stephanie Prayer says the network is trying to soothe brands’ concerns over the safety of environments in which ordinary folk publish their own [...]
          GOP's Plan B for Obamacare repeal began with quiet push from Koch network   

President Trump’s surprise suggestion Friday that deadlocked Senate Republicans shift their focus to simply repealing Obamacare — and worry about replacing it later — has its roots in a Koch network proposal that has been shopped around Congress for months.

The influential Koch network, backed...


          Khalil Mack Deal Reportedly on Hold After Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson Contracts   

Oakland Raiders edge-rusher Khalil Mack will reportedly have to wait until 2018 to receive a contract extension. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mack's new deal has been put on hold after the Raiders signed quarterback Derek Carr and offensive lineman Gabe Jackson to lucrative extensions over the past week that have limited the team's financial flexibility. 

Carr inked a five-year, $125 million deal, while Jackson and the Raiders agreed to terms Thursday on a five-year, $56 million pact, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters in January the team hoped to extend Mack sooner rather than later, but there doesn't need to be a tremendous sense of urgency since the 26-year-old is under team control through 2018 after his fifth-year option was exercised. 

Rapoport put the timeline for Mack's future pay day in perspective: 

A two-time All-Pro, Mack tallied 11.0 sacks, 73 total tackles, five fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and a pick-six during the 2016 season. According to Pro Football Focus, the 2014 first-round pick graded out as the fourth-best player in the entire NFL last season. 

Mack is also the only player with at least 25 sacks—he recorded 15 in 2015over the past two seasons. 

If Mack can sustain that production moving forward, he could threaten to supplant Von Miller as the league's highest-paid edge-rusher. 

Read more AFC West news on BleacherReport.com


          Gabe Jackson, Raiders Reportedly Agree to 5-Year, $56M Contract Extension   

The Oakland Raiders have ensured guard Gabe Jackson will stick around for the foreseeable future after the two sides agreed Thursday to a five-year extension.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the deal is worth $56 million.

Linebacker Khalil Mack and quarterback Derek Carr were the obvious prizes in the Raiders' impressive 2014 NFL draft class, but Jackson has fared well since Oakland grabbed him with a third-round pick that year. He quickly became a starter in his first season, and he has started all 32 games over the past two years.

Although he moved from left guard to right guard to accommodate the addition of Kelechi Osemele, he remained an effective part of one of the NFL's top offensive lines.

In March, Scott Bair of NBC Sports indicated Oakland's interest in signing Jackson before he became a free agent, noting "teams love him."

General manager Reggie McKenzie later explained the need to lock Jackson down.

"We're always trying to make sure we keep our good players," McKenzie said, per Alex Marvez of Sporting News. "We targeted Derek from the outset. We're going to try and get talking to him and also Gabe."

Oakland first agreed to a five-year, $125 million for Carr before quickly moving to Jackson. 

The 25-year-old will now remain in Oakland to help keep one of the NFL's most talented young rosters intact.

Read more AFC West news on BleacherReport.com


          FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President   

FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/30/2007 -- FPDA is the Association serving motion solution providers who offer Fluid Power, companion technologies and distribution services to enhance customer performance and profitability. The association is committed to helping members improve profitability and increase value to customers by providing member education, industry data, and networking opportunities. Commence (www.commence.com) is the leading CRM system for manufacturing and distribution recently became a member of the Fluid Power Distributor Association. Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation, will be speaking on the subject of using CRM Technology to Optimize Sales Execution at the FPDA annual convention in New Mexico on May 2, 2007.

Caretsky supports the following goals of the FPDA:

• To provide industry information, trends and developments that impact members' businesses
• To enhance our members' profitability and value in the motion technology distribution channel
• To help members attract, develop and retain talented individuals to perpetuate growth and prosperity
• To foster communication and understanding among channel partners
• To promote FPDA Distributor Members as the fluid power and motion technology channel of choice
• To maintain a significant membership presence of providers of fluid power and motion technology solutions

Like the FPDA, Commence is committed to the following core values:

• Understanding Future Trends in Distribution
• Accelerating Business Development
• Pursuing Long Term Viability
• Understanding Channel Relationships

Commence offers 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 CRM solutions with the award winning Commence 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-11835.htm

Media Relations Contact

Larry Caretsky
President
Commence Corporation
Telephone: 732-380-9100
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          ASG voting closed, reveal show is Sunday   
American and National League All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN, prior to the network's 8 p.m. ET
          Hero umpire receiving outpouring of gratitude   
Sitting in the Pirates' dugout on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park between interviews with MLB Network and the TODAY Show, umpire John Tumpane took a brief moment to reflect on the past 24 hours.
          CenturyLinkVoice: Why Security Should Become A Service At Cloud-Centric Businesses   
Red dots on the network status map bother Nathan Shanks, CenturyLink director of security services.
          CN - Strategy - MC - Resources - Energy - 7 - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Over 2000 management consulting and strategy professionals work in the Capability Network at Accenture. If you are looking for a career with unparalleled global...
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          ASG voting closed, reveal show is Sunday   
American and National League All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN, prior to the network's 8 p.m. ET
          Network Infrastructure - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and...
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          Traffic Shaping EH-1.3.1   
CG Traffic Shaping optimizes your networks for a better Qos.
          Joyfax Server 10.97.0630   
Network fax software allows you to send and receive fax, FoIP supported
          Years of apathy make Grenfell not a tragedy, but an atrocity | Deborah Orr   

Our society treats those in poverty as moral failures, whose voices of concern are a sign of ingratitude

It remains hard to grasp the enormity of the Grenfell Tower fire. There is the catastrophe itself: Grenfell, quite simply, is the deadliest fire to have raged on our soil in over a century. Even the blitz didn’t start a single fire as hard to escape from as that which began in a single flat in North Kensington on 14 June 2017.

Related: Anger over Grenfell has spilled out across the country - we want answers

Related: Grenfell is political. The right can’t make that fact go away | Suzanne Moore

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          Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Planes Dies   
Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of 'Brothers To The Rescue' Planes
Dies

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2017 — On Wednesday, Brigadier General Eduardo
Delgado Rodriguez died in Havana. He had supervised the intelligence
operations that led to the downing of the Brothers to the Rescue planes
in 1996, and as director of the Miami espionage work of the Wasp
Network, he was in charge of infiltrating five Cuban spies into the
United States. A brief note in the official press reported his death
without specifying the cause.

The notice, which appeared in the Granma newspaper, briefly details his
biography since joining "fight against the Fulgencio Batista regime" up
to his presence as a military man in Nicaraguan territory during the
1980s. It also lists his many decorations.

However, the obituary published in the official organ of the Communist
Party does not mention that Delgado served as head of the General
Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT) for
20 years, a post he ascended to after his performance during the trial
of "Cause No. 1" in 1989.

In that famous proceeding, Major General Arnaldo Ochoa Sánchez and three
other military officers were sentenced to death on charges of drug
trafficking and abuse of power. At that time Delgado had the rank of
colonel and presided over the investigations of the case.

In 1994 he was promoted to brigadier general and from his position as
head of MININT intelligence directed the actions of the Wasp Network.

Delgado was in charge of the operation that compiled the information to
bring down the planes of Brothers to the Rescue on 24 February of 1996.
In 2013 he was replaced as head of Director of Intelligence, and became
director of MINIT's Eliseo Reyes Rodriguez Superior Institute.

At the time of his death, Delgado was retired. His remains were buried
Wednesday afternoon in the Pantheon of the Firefighters of MININT, in
Havana's Colón Cemetery.

Source: Cuban General Who Oversaw the Downing of 'Brothers To The
Rescue' Planes Dies – Translating Cuba -
http://translatingcuba.com/cuban-general-who-oversaw-the-downing-of-brothers-to-the-rescue-planes-dies/
          Fujitsu Launches PalmSecure for Secure Login   
Fujitsu has launched PalmSecure ID Login, a new biometric authentication solution that helps organisations secure their networks against unauthorised access, while also reducing the risk of attack from hackers and identity thieves. PalmSecure ID Login integrates Fujitsu’s highly secure biometric palm vein authentication technology into corporate network environments using Microsoft Active Directory – helping boost […]
           Banned PSN accounts being restored after PayPal fiasco   
The drama is over following the PlayStation Network and Paypal issues yesterday. Luckily there's no harm been done to customers other than the inconvenience.
           Sony trashes dodgy PS4 game after it slipped onto the PlayStation Network   
Dodgy PS4 games slips onto the PlayStation Store, putting into question Sony's quality control procedure. Sony reacted quickly and took the game down. Find out more.
          ZyXEL Armor Z2 review   

ZyXEL pushes its Armor Z2 network router as a workhorse, and even sells a dedicated wireless extender. But can these combined devices cover the whole home?

The post ZyXEL Armor Z2 review appeared first on Digital Trends.


          Germany’s Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speech   

If social media platforms don't remove hate speech in a timely manner, they'll face big fines in Germany under the controversial Network Enforcement Act, which is raising questions as sites work on solutions to quickly flag content.

The post Germany’s Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speech appeared first on Digital Trends.


          Backoffice IP Engineer   
Backoffice IP Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a number of Backoffice IP Engineer to be based in Dakar, Senegal on either a permanent or contract basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in Telecommunication or computer science or relevant
  • A minimum of 6+ years of experience in IP network Engineering
  • Solid experience in IP backbone network troubleshoot
  • Experience in networking protocols
  • Experience in monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • CCNP or higher or vendors certified courses will be highly preferred
  • Target driven and able to work under pressure
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below).
    Job-Typ:
    Andere

          CS/PS Core Network Engineer   
CS/PS Core Network Engineer - Sonstiges

My client is a urgently looking for a CS Core Engineer and a PS Core Engineer to be based in Dakar on a permanent basis

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in IT or computer science or relevant
  • More than 5 years PS/CS field work experience
  • Familiar with PS/CS basic knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Familiar with Datacom knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Fantastic communication and customer facing skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below)
    Job-Typ:
    Andere

          Service Maintenance Scheduled: Williams Village North Network   
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          Senior Network Engineer - (Patuxent, MD) Job - SAIC - Maryland   
SAIC has a contingent job opportunity for a Sr. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3...
From SAIC - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:44:22 GMT - View all Maryland jobs
          Consulting Dietitian - Seasons Care Dietitian Network - Little Current, ON   
Seasons Care Dietitian Network is looking for a Registered Dietitian to provide approximately 30 hours a month of coverage in a long term care home located in
From Indeed - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:55:20 GMT - View all Little Current, ON jobs
          Senior Security Network Analyst - BMO Financial Group - Toronto, ON   
Solid knowledge of Cisco, Nortel/Avaya network, Checkpoint/Juniper Firewall devices configurations including Cisco nexus series....
From BMO Financial Group - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:46:00 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          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.


          Pitfalls of changing a processor   

I recently upgraded my main Media Center to a Phenom II x4 940 from an AMD 5000+. Looks like AMD have finally got their act together on the Phenoms and this runs really nicely  (5.9 in Vista) and cooler than the 5000 did.

I did have a couple of real gotchas though. When I first booted up I had an error message from Windows Media Player saying its network sharing service had errored. Then when I ran media center all was fine until I tried to play back recorded tv or view live tv when I just got a crash.

My immediate thought was a problem with the chip or the memory I had installed at the same time so I ran all the diagnostics and found no errors.

Suddenly it dawned DRM - a lot of DRM systems use part of the Chip ID to issue keys. With such a major change in chip this surely would have changed.

Doing some digging I found http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918218 

Following the steps in there to reset the DRM store worked and I could play my recorded tv, watch live tv and no longer had a Windows Media Player issue. I did lose the drm license to one piece of content but that was not an issue.

Note if you use iTunes it is also going to think you are have a new PC so you will need to license your content for that PC

Next issue Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra wouldn't play Blu-Ray disks. More to the point it would show the Menu but wouldn't play any selected content. I assume this is DRM again. The only way i could work round this one was to uninstall PowerDVD and reinstall - fortunately I still had my license key.

So a can of worms being eaten by a flock of pigeons but all now sorted and my PC is incredibly responsive so worth all the effort.


          Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards   

 Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, packaging and beyond. 

Over the past year, a group of stakeholders was convened to review Textile Exchange's recycled standards. The International Working Group (IWG), led by Textile Exchange, included recyclers, manufacturers of recycled product, other recycled standard owners, brand and retail users of the standards, and certification bodies. Companies, including Unifi, Geentanjali Woolens, Hohenstein, H&M, and Global Organic Textile Standard were among the working group members.

“It was my honour being a part of the IWG for revision of the RCS & GRS Standards. The entire process was extremely democratic; everyone’s comments and suggestions were considered debated and then finalised. I thoroughly enjoyed dedicating my time to the IWG. The final standards are excellent, precise and address most of the processes and concerns involved in Recycling. We are confident that the implementation of the new RCS 2.0 and GRS 4.0 will encourage a lot more manufacturers to apply for certification making it more globally accepted."

-Deepak Goel, Geetnajali Woolens, PVT LTD.

The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) provide verification of recycled materials, and then track the material through to the final product. The GRS includes additional social, environmental and chemical processing requirements. In 2016, the number of units certified to the GRS grew from 595 to 961, a growth of over 60%. The RCS saw an almost 200% jump from 78 units in 2015 to 220 in 2016.

Key Changes to the #GlobalRecycled Standards

A key change in both standards is the introduction of the Reclaimed Materials Supplier Agreement. This document provides more visibility to the suppliers of reclaimed materials. Guidelines have been introduced for added clarity and consistency of recycling claims, including post-consumer and pre-consumer.

A key change in the Global Recycled Standard is the adoption of ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substance List v1.1 (MRSL) (http://www.roadmaptozero.com/programme/manufacturing-restricted-substances-list-mrsl-conformity-guidance/). The MRSL has been developed by the industry to address intentional use of potentially hazardous substances. The MRSL will replace GRS's previous Prohibited Substance List. The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile, leather and footwear value chain.

Other changes and additions include new examples of accepted recycled inputs, updated wastewater limits, and clarifications. You can read more details about the changes online: www.TextileExchange.org/Integrity.

Companies currently certified to one of the standards will be required to comply with the new versions by July 1, 2018. A list of approved Certification Bodies, currently certified companies, and all related documents are available on Textile Exchange’s website: www.TextileExchange.org/Integrity.  

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 About Textile Exchange: Textile Exchange, founded in 2002, is a global nonprofit organization that works closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain to find the best ways to create positive impacts on water, soil, air, animals, and the human population created by the textile industry. Textile Exchange accomplishes this by providing the knowledge and tools the industry needs to make significant improvements in three core areas: Fiber and Materials, Integrity and Standards, and Supply Network. A truly global organization, Textile Exchange is headquartered in the U.S. with Staff and Ambassadors located around the world. To learn more about Textile Exchange, visit: www.TextileExchange.org and follow us on Twitter at @TextileExchange.


          Building A Linux Media Extender for your Media Center with GeeXbox   


I recently took up a challenge to build a media center PC for a friend. Having scoured Ebay I found what I thought looked like a really nice case for not too much money. It was also a Barebones system coming with DVD, Floppy and Motherboard. The motherboard only supported a Pentium III up to 800mhz but I decided that I could always upgrade this.

When I received it the case lived up to expectations and was pretty small. So small that on opening it up I found my upgrade options were limited. The case comes with a BookPC BKI810 3.3 motherboard (really tiny and would make a great basis for a Car PC) This is a custom BabyATX design based on the Intel 810 chipset and supports Pentium III processors up to 800mhz with a 100mhz front side bus. There are no PCI expansion ports but it does have on-board video (with TV-out), Audio (with SP-Dif out), Ethernet, Modem, COm, Game Port, Printer and USB (1.0) ports.

Whilst this would have run MCE 2005 it wasn't going to cut the mustard for my friends Hi-def vista media center so I went to plan B for that (more on that in a later post). I guess I could have gone with upgrading the BookPC a Pico-ITX Motherboard buy they are a bit too pricey.

All was not lost with this case however, I had been meaning to look into the prospect of building a Media Extender to work with the uPNP capabilities of Windows Media Player 11 in vista.

Note I say Media Extender - not Media center Extender - I wasn't intending to stream Live TV or even watch Recorded TV in native DVRMS format but I already transcode my Recorded TV to WMV files and Media Player 11 can share them via its built in uPNP media server.

uPNP stands for Universal Plug and Play a set of standards for Network devices to talk to each other. Windows Media Player 11 implements what used to be called Windows Media Connect and is a uPNP AV server. Basically this can be contacted by any uPNP AV client to access any Music, Pictures or Video in your Media Player Library.

I added a 800Mhz processor, hetsink, fan, 512mb Ram and a 20Gb hards drive to the motherboard. Checked it all out and it booted to BIOS fine. Got as bit of a shock when my 800mhz procssor was shown as 600mhz but then realised that the processor was 133mhz FSB so on a 100Mhz FSB board it scaled down to 600mhz. Not a problem it should be plenty fast enough for what I wanted.

So all I needed was a uPNP client. I also wanted something that could use the inbuilt DVD player to play audio/dvds.

I decided to keep costs down and experiment with using Linux. I heard of Myth so tried that first. To cut things short I'm not a Linux guru and I struggled with Myth. I first tried KnopMyth which I just couldn't get to play CD's or DVD's. I then found MythDora which was a much more straightforward install and did play CD and DVD but I couldn't work out how to configure it for uPNP - if even that was possible.

I was about to give up on the Linux route when I made a great discovery GeeXBox. This is a Live CD(basically Linux which boots from a CD and doen't need a hard disk) designed for playing Media and it has a uPNP client.





I downloaded the CD image (it comes in .iso format) and burnt it to CD. Put it in the HTPC Dvd Drive booted and, after a few seconds of Linux boot messages) up popped the menu including an open option. Selecting this gave me a uPNP option and selecting this gave me my media center as a uPNP server. I was stuck here for a few seconds as it wouldn't display a list of contents form my Media Center, until I realised, stupidly, that I hadn't gome to my media center pc and allowed the new device to access. (In Vista this is really easy as a toolbox popup appears on the PC as soon as a new device is detected)

Hey presto I had access to all the Music, Photos and Videos on my media center. I choose a Video (which happened to be a divx avi) and it played instantly and smoothly. This was great but alas my next choice a WMV file failed to play.

Codecs! I thought as one does (quick aside in the Media Center world I wonder if the word Codecs should now be added to swear word filters)

Scouring the excellent GeeXBox web site I found I was right the WMV codecs were not included by default and I would have to build my own custom ISO distribution. That sounded horrible - I really didn't want to get into Linux toolchains. Fortunately GeeXBox had that covered and supply a very user friendly ISO builder. It even went as far as downloading the codecs for me. Excellent. One more button press and it built me a new Iso and a quick burn later I had a functioning GeexBox streaming video from my Media Center. It even managed a WMV HD file albeit a bit broken up.

Streaming Audio was just as easy and my new custom build also gave me shoutcast radio. To top things off DVD's play well as do CD audio (although I do have a problem with a couple stuttering on the first track)

So in summary for around 100 pounds you can pick up all the components for a decent media streaming extender and if you do not fancy building it yourself the kit I used here, with the configure GeeXbox disk, will be up on eBay shortly. I'll post the link here.

EDIT: Its up on ebay CLICK HERE
          Bloggers you should know -Andy VT and his most excellent networked tuner utility   
All I can say about this blog from the creator of the DVRMS Toolbox and particularly thisentry - is 'awesome'.
          Photo of the Day, New HD Tornado Video   
newaurora01web

Taken just west the Iams pet food plant (which was partially hit by the tornado) just west of Aurora, Nebraska on June 17th. The tornado slowly wraps in rain as it ropes out in front of us, and is shot at 10 mm. It still is mind-blowing of all of the chasers on this tornado on Spotter Network alone, yet only Jeff Snyder and ourselves reported it via it (we reported it twice). Makes you wonder why anyone uses this program other than, "Look at me guys, I'm on Spotter Network!"

Then April 26th, Roll/Crawford, Oklahoma tornadoes in HD is below (click on the HD button). I've been slowly working on a DVD that should be available sometime by the first of October of this year's chases, plus Greensburg tornado in 2007, Quinter, Manhattan tornadoes in 2008 and other dates that aren't coming to mind at the moment.


          Caregiver- Part Time-Millville, NJ - MENTOR NETWORK - Millville, NJ   
Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve....
From The Mentor Network - Fri, 19 May 2017 09:34:59 GMT - View all Millville, NJ jobs
          Awesome Foundation on CCTV America   
Over the weekend, CCTV America aired an interview featuring me and my Awesome Foundation colleagues Christina Xu and Jesse Chan-Norris. We talked about investing in inspiration and building international philanthropic networks to further the cause of awesome in the universe. Watch the full interview below:
          Interview at CAPS 2015 Conference   
Just released: My video interview at the CAPS 2015 conference in Brussels, July 2015. I was in Brussels working with our partners at Purpose and giving a workshop on “Building Networks for Good,” which included case studies of our work with Awesome Foundation​, Foossa, Wisdom Hackers​, UX for Good​, and more!
          Network Engineer Associate   

          Lady Gaga - Hair (Gaga Live Sydney Monster Hall)   

Hair (Gaga Live Sydney Monster Hall)

  • Artist: Lady Gaga
  • Label: Streamline/Kon Live/Interscope
  • Director: Bernie Zelvis

Source:
http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?artist=3061469&vid=742471

Dominique Swain Donna Feldman Drea de Matteo Drew Barrymore


          Justin Bieber - Baby/Never Say Never/OMG (GRAMMYs on CBS)   

Baby/Never Say Never/OMG (GRAMMYs on CBS)

Source:
http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?artist=3187077&vid=738427

Cat Power Catherine Bell Chandra West Charisma Carpenter


          Bartok - Episode 435 - The Knitmore Girls   

This week's episode is sponsored by:

Those of you familiar with Akerworks™ products may already know Akerworks™ bobbins were designed by an engineer and an architect to make spinning enjoyable and relaxing. You also may know that you can choose among twenty colors and six styles for the 3D-printed whorls—or that the bobbins break down for easy travel and storage. But… did you know that Akerworks™ bobbins hold more fiber, for most styles, than the related manufacturer’s bobbin? Akerworks™: We like making things.

 

No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com

 

 

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.  

 Want to spin something different this Tour de Fleece? The Homestead Hobbyist designs and dyes custom blends of fiber for a unique spinning experience. Milled in small batches, blends such as Rambouillet/Yak/Mulberry Silk, 18.5 micron Merino/Shetland/Mulberry Silk, and Finnsheep/Yak/Bamboo are sure to give you a fun ride during the Tour. And, get 10% off for Tour de Fleece with coupon code “knitmoreTDF” at www.thehomesteadhobbyist.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Named for the Three Fates and the Three Graces in Greek Mythology, Infinite Twist Fates and Graces are three-packs of cake-dyed gradient yarns. They are sisters (from the same dye lot), but not triplets. Each cake is 200 yards long, and knits up into five unique stripes. Variegated, speckled, or semi-solid, each stripe brings something new to your needles.To showcase these gorgeous gradients, Infinite Twist has worked up an easy Bias Scarf Kit featuring Fates and Graces. If you can k2tog and m1, you can knit this scarf!Perfect for purse- or travel-knitting, and available in the Infinite Twist shop.

 

On the Needles:(0:34)

Gigi has had a crazy week with very little knitting

 

Jasmin and Genevieve finalized the design on the Te Fiti sweater.

Gigi is working on another bear preemie hat litter of preemie bear cubs.

She heard about the Itty Bitty Bear Hats pattern from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast,

 

Jasmin has made some progress on the Love Still Wins mittens from Infinite Twist, benefiting Lambda Legal Defense.

 

Jasmin has nearly finished the body of the Hearthstone pullover by Ysolda Teague in Twisted Owl “Eye Searing Pink”.

 

She has an eggplant color purple from Lisa Souza for Rex. 

 

Jasmin is on the green stripe of her Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson out of the Marriage Equality Gradient from Neighborhood Fiber Co. Other changes include : an added orange stripe (no hate - no ban - no wall), adding “she persisted” to the red stripe, and “love is love” to the rainbow crown.

 

Jasmin mentions Alison Hyde.

 

Jasmin worked on the La Belle et la Bete cowl from Little Skein in the Big Wool while watching the new Beauty and the Beast.

 

Gigi knitted some more on the Beastkeeper shawl  with yarn from Twisted Owl Fiber Studio

 

Jasmin is trying to jump start her sock mojo with a skein of “Plastic Pony” self striping from Asfaltsflickandesign for #operationsockdrawer and #sockschool2017

 

Events:(13:07)

Stash Dash has started! (May 26 until end of August) This is hosted by the Knit Girllls

Tour De Fleece :7/1 through 7/23/2017.

The Knit Girlll's episode where the girls talk about Stash Dash.

Join Team Sasquatch!

 

Mother Knows Best:(17:45)

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about knitting guilds.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(24:15)

Gigi was working on the Beastkeeper shawl. She switched to a longer needle, it worked so much better. She noticed that the last contrast color row was knitted straight across instead of every other stitch. Tink!


Jasmin finds the green stripe on her Resistance Hat is tricky.

 

Review:(26:25)

This week we review

Classic Knit Shawls, by Interweave

 

Jasmin thinks the  goodreader app would work well with this.

 

Tour de Fleece Training:(36:45)

Week 6: Find your support network


          Greta Van Susteren out as MSNBC host   

Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber.


          With sinking ratings, Greta Van Susteren out as MSNBC host   

Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber.

Van Susteren began hosting a Washington-based 6 p.m. weeknight show at MSNBC on Jan. 9, joining the network after...


          (Français) Hébergement très haute disponibilité: comment ça marche   

L'article (Français) Hébergement très haute disponibilité: comment ça marche peut être consulté sur Infomaniak Network News.

(Français) Découvrez comment fonctionne un hébergement très haute disponibilité et comment garantir à 100% la disponibilité d'un site Internet.

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          (IT) Software Developer - Highly Skilled   

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ   

Job Title: Software Developer - Highly Skilled Qualifications: The CNBC Digital Technology team is seeking a Software Engineer to manage and build software solutions across CNBC's Digital Platform. Software engineer (primarily focusing on Backend development) will be responsible for building and managing software solutions for various projects. This role requires hands-on software development skills, deep technical expertise in web development, especially in developing with core java, spring, hibernate. Software engineer will be required to provide estimates for his tasks, follow technology best practices, participate and adhere to CNBC's Technical Design Review Process, Performance metrics/scalability, support integration and release planning activities in addition to being available for level 3 support to triage production issues. Required Skills " BS degree or higher in Computer Science with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience is required. " Experience with various Web-based Technologies, OO Modeling, Middleware, Relational Databases and distributed computing technologies. " Experience in Digital Video workflows (Ingest, Transcode, Publish) " Experience in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) " Experience with Video Content Management Systems " Expertise in cloud transcoding workflows. " Demonstrated experience running projects end-to-end " Possess expert knowledge in Performance, Scalability, Security, Enterprise System Architecture, and Engineering best practices. " Experience working on large scale, high traffic web sites/applications. " Experience working in financial, media domain. Responsibilities: Languages and Software: " Languages : JAVA (Core Java, Multithreading), Object Oriented languages 3Z 4 Web Technologies: XML, JSON, HTML, CSS, OO JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, SOAP and RESTful web services " Framework : MVC Framework like Spring, JPA, Hibernate, Jaxb " Database : RDBMS like MySQL, Oracle, NO SQL databases " Tools : Git, SVN, Eclipse, Jira
 
Type: Contract
Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Country: United States of America
Contact: Hiring Manager
Advertiser: First Tek
Reference: NT17-03957

          (IT) WhatsApp ARCHITECT - SIM, IMS MESSAGING APPLICATIONS   

Location: Berkshire   

We have a unique opportunity for a Core Network Architect to work on SIM applications for a major telecoms company based in Berkshire. Must have experience on Voice & Text over Wifi applications like WhatsApp, as well as a deep understanding of SIM integration & standards - UICC/ETSI, Roaming steering, OTA interface etc. Role A passion for design, innovation and continuous improvement Demonstrable ability in critical thinking and problem analysis skills combined with a creative approach to system design. Great stakeholder management and influencing skills to drive our technology business goals and challenge us to do better. Be a great communicator, able to express complex technical concepts in a way that can be easily understood by the intended audience. Experience in technical vendor management Awareness of financial management techniques: investment appraisal, TCO calculation, cost to serve modelling, and CAPEX/OPEX forecasting & control. Expert level knowledge across a range of domains: Voicemail, MMS, RCS, OTA SIM management, Roaming Steering, Device Management, SMSC, IP-SM GW, and IMS messaging solutions (Voice & Text over WiFi). Experience of successful end-to-end messaging service design, delivery, integration and in-life system design ownership within a hybrid circuit-switched and IMS context. A track record of successful messaging project delivery A good understanding of operational support issues associated with messaging services. Expert level understanding of the relevant areas of the following standards: MAP, SIP, SMPP, UCP, MM1-MM7, IMAP, SMTP, Diameter, LDAP, SOAP, CORBA, OMA-DM, OMA-CP, UICC Nice to have: Experience of design & deployment of virtualised telco applications in a cloud environment Wider knowledge of mobile/IMS core systems, and service layer VAS Experience in.nix Scripting and common web-layer programming languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Java An appreciation of design, development, and configuration of mobile applications, particularly in the integration of messaging apps with core network functions (eg Whatsapp). Project People Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
 
Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire
Country: UK
Contact: Robert Hudson
Advertiser: Project People
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-ARCH-SIM/BERK/ROB

          (IT) Full Stack Developer   

Rate: £350 - £450 per Day   Location: Glasgow, Scotland   

Full Stack Developer - 12 month contract - Glasgow City Centre One of Harvey Nash's leading FS clients is looking for an experienced full stack developer with an aptitude for general infrastructure knowledge. This will be an initial 12 month contract however the likelihood of extension is high. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating strategic solutions across a broad technology footprint. Experience within financial services would be advantageous, although not a prerequisite. Skill Set: - Previous Experience full-stack development experience with C#/C++/Java, Visual Studio, .Net, Windows/Linux web development - Understanding of secure code development/analysis - In-depth knowledge of how software works - Development using SQL and Relational Databases (eg SQL, DB2, Sybase, Oracle, MQ) - Windows Automation and Scripting (PowerShell, WMI) - Familiarity with common operating systems and entitlement models (Windows, Redhat Linux/Solaris) - Understanding of network architecture within an enterprise environment (eg Firewalls, Load Balancers) - Experience of developing in a structured Deployment Environment (DEV/QA/UAT/PROD) - Familiarity with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) - Experience with Source Control and CI systems (eg GIT, Perforce, Jenkins) - Experience with Unit and Load testing tools - Experience with Code Review products (eg Crucible, FishEye) - Excellent communication/presentation skills and experience working with distributed teams - Candidates should demonstrate a strong ability to create technical, architectural and design documentationDesired Skills - Any experience creating (or working with) a "developer desktop" (dedicated desktop environment for developers) - Experience of the Linux development environment - An interest in cyber security - Knowledge of Defense in Depth computing principles - Experience with security products and technologies(eg Cyberark, PKI) - Systems management, user configuration and technology deployments across large, distributed environments (eg Chef, Zookeeper) - Understanding of core Windows Infrastructure technologies (eg Active Directory, GPO, CIFS, DFS, NFS) - Monitoring Tools (eg Scom, Netcool, WatchTower) - Experience with Apache/Tomcat-web server "Virtualisation" - Design patterns and best practices - Agile development: Planning, Retrospectives etc. To apply for this role or to discuss it in more detail then please call me and send a copy of your latest CV.
 
Rate: £350 - £450 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Country: UK
Contact: Cameron MacGrain
Advertiser: Harvey Nash Plc
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-329601/001

          July Plant Tours and GMA Events Across the State   

Exciting Plant Tours, Educational Sessions, Networking Opportunities Planned for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Windows Admin - Alteo Inc. IT Recruiting Services - Montréal, QC   
Alteo is looking for a Windows Admin for a permanent job based in Montreal. Level 2 and 3 support including workstations, servers and networks....
From Alteo Inc. IT Recruiting Services - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:02:45 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          Linux Administrator - Alteo Inc. IT Recruiting Services - Montréal, QC   
Alteo is looking fo a Linux Administrator for a permanent job based in Montreal. Installs, builds and manages virtual &amp; physical servers, networks &amp; firewalls,...
From Alteo Inc. IT Recruiting Services - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:58:20 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          Weird Science DC Comics Spotlight: Action Comics #982   

Jim and Eric get together to talk about Action Comics #982…It’s the beginning of the Super League vs the Superman Revenge Squad.  Enjoy!   Support us on Patreon and get more and more shows! Go HERE to give us your cash!     Keywords: Comics, Comic Books, Comic Book Podcast, Comics Podcast, Batman, Superman, DC Comics, Wonder […]

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          HardAtWork Episode #18: Death Match! Jason VS Chewbacca   

On this week’s lunch break we discuss a question submitted by a Coworker: Who wins, Jason Vorhees or Chewbacca?! We break down the strengths and weaknesses of each opponent and give you are detailed breakdown. We also discuss the detailed report provided to us from said Coworker giving his analysis. A good time is had by all. […]

The post HardAtWork Episode #18: Death Match! Jason VS Chewbacca appeared first on WBG Network.


          One Network Successfully Implements Demand-Driven Inventory Planning at Del Monte Foods   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that leading CPG company Del Monte Foods has successfully implemented ONE’s demand-driven Inventory Planning service, further enhancing a lean and responsive supply chain that significantly outperforms industry averages.

(PRWeb August 29, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9846205.htm


          One Network Announces New Webinar, “Demand-Driven Value Network Orchestration and the Lead Logistics Provider”, August 1st   

Gene Tyndall of Tompkins International, along with Mark Cohen and Hal Feuchtwanger of One Network Enterprises, will discuss one of the most significant industry advancements and corresponding technology breakthroughs in recent memory; how leading companies are solving supply chain’s most difficult problems by “orchestrating” solutions that involve multiple parties.

(PRWeb July 19, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9716407.htm


          Rwanda Ministry of Health Selects One Network’s Market-Leading Real Time Value Network™   

Real Time Value Network to improve patient service levels via supply chain and logistics management of HIV/AIDS medicines

(PRWeb July 10, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9675744.htm


          One Network Enterprises Announces Partnership with Tompkins International   

One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), home of the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™) and the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today a partnership with Tompkins International (Tompkins), the leader in operations strategy, process design and improvement, global supply chain services, and benchmarking and best practices.

(PRWeb June 21, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9625379.htm


          One Network Enterprises Introduces New Business Continuity Solution   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today its Business Continuity solution, a new service to further enhance ONE’s Real Time Value Network (RTVN™). ONE’s Business Continuity solution allows companies to respond quickly to crisis situations that affect supply and demand, such as natural disasters, political upheavals, supplier failures, or transportation disruptions. More than 30,000 companies are already connected to the RTVN for demand driven services that synchronize activities from the point of consumption to raw material supplier, providing a single version of the truth across their entire value network.

(PRWeb June 14, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9605684.htm


          One Network Enterprises Introduces Demand Driven Inventory Planning Solution   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today Demand Driven Inventory Planning, a new service to further enhance ONE’s Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™). ONE’s Demand Driven Inventory Planning delivers a complete suite of demand capabilities that maximize customer service levels while minimizing excess inventory. More than 30,000 companies are already connected to the RTVN for demand driven services that synchronize activities from the point of consumption to raw material supplier, providing a single version of the truth across their entire value network.

(PRWeb June 07, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9584585.htm


          One Network Enterprises Introduces the Real Time Value Network™ (RTVN™)   

One Network Enterprises (ONE), the leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, introduced today the Real Time Value Network (RTVN). More than 30,000 companies are already connected to ONE for existing Demand Driven services such as Intelligent Demand, Intelligent Supply, and Intelligent Logistics, which have repeatedly proven to lower inventories and operational costs, improve service, and increase profitability. The RTVN packages new robust integration tools and a suite of best practice templates.

(PRWeb June 01, 2012)

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          Comment on How To Make A Profitable Blog Step By Step by HONR Network   
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          One Network Enterprises Announces Global Launch of ONE® Parcel Management   

One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), a leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today the global launch of ONE® Parcel Management as an addition to its ONE® Intelligent Logistics solution suite.

(PRWeb May 24, 2012)

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          One Network Enterprises Introduces Market’s first Demand Driven S&OP   

One Network Enterprises (“ONE”), a leading provider of demand driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, is introducing the market’s first multi-party Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Financial Planning and Executive Analytics solution.

(PRWeb January 27, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9145526.htm


          One Network Enterprises Announces Strategic Alliance with Arrow Electronics   

Partnership expands Arrow Electronics’ supply Chain service offering.

(PRWeb January 17, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9112643.htm


          One Network Enterprises and Imperial Logistics Partner to Achieve Supply Chain Excellence   

One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that it was selected as a strategic partner by IMPERIAL Logistics, a member company of application solution specialist e-Logics. The partnership enables the introduction of Africa’s first Demand Driven Value Network (DDVN) platform.

(PRWeb January 10, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9089775.htm


          Comment on How To Build An Online Store With Shopify In 2017 by khelo365   
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Each online gaming and on-line collaborating in market of India is quick booming and maturing Entrepreneurs in these fields have started exploring Indian markets to find out their ventures in India. The SFPT will abide by these penalty violations with a purpose to make poker enjoyable for everybody. These sometimes sell at a premium to standard clay poker chips, but with out the metal insert the texture and sound is the most genuine out there. The identical yr the poker website also rolled out its cell app for gamers and the site migrated its poker game lobby from a Flex-primarily based Person Interface to HTML5-primarily based Person Interface, offering a superior UI to its registered players. Nicely, all the greatest and most impressive sites providing Android Poker apps are waiting for you. The top Indian poker rooms can help you play the poker video games you're keen on head-to-head towards real people or in event format for precise cash. The shortstack however, Dhaval Mudgal of Cardplayer India has began his consistent run of developing last tables ever since making the Main Occasion last desk within the December 2010 event as effectively last evening's IPC 5k. However he can be unable to enhance on his ninth place end from last night by busting out first on the final desk. Nearly every on-line poker site offers poker bonuses to players, either as bonus added cash to your first deposit (often called the first deposit bonus) whenever you join with a brand new poker room, or as extra bonuses which are given to you at intervals (referred to as reload bonuses). Is the world's largest and most trusted on-line poker guide, providing the easiest on-line poker bonus deals assured, over $1m in unique freerolls yearly and probably probably the most free poker content material out there on the Internet. 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Clay poker chips usually last 6 to 7 years within the casinos, however can final for much longer with correct care and dealing with. This network accommodates a number of European sports brands who provide a continuing stream of gamblers from the betting area into poker. Ivory chips with numerical and animal designs hand-scrimshawed into the surface are worth greater than those that includes geometric or planet patterns. We note that a few of this info, like ROI, is opt-in to adjust to poker sites' terms of service.
          One Network Presents Cloud Computing Workshop at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011   

One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, is sponsoring the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas Texas December 5-7, 2011.

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8999728.htm


          One Network Unveils Future of App Development; Industry’s First Platform to Build, Run, and Maintain Multi-party Network Apps in the Cloud   

One Network Enterprises today announced Developer Network, the industry’s first cloud development platform used for building, running, and maintaining multi-party network applications in the cloud. Designed for use by professional software developers at larger organizations, Developer Network is the only cloud development platform to offer seamless connectivity of existing SaaS Apps, Enterprise Apps, and VANs to One Network.

(PRWeb May 18, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/5/prweb8430703.htm


          One Network Named an Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Logistics IT Company 2011   

One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence and sustainability, has been selected as a 2011 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics Magazine.

(PRWeb May 03, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/5/prweb8370122.htm


          One Network Sponsors the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management Summit 2011   

One Network Enterprises, a federated cloud computing platform for supply chain 2.0, business intelligence and sustainability, is sponsoring the Aberdeen Supply Chain Management Summit 2011. The event takes place at the Swissotel, Chicago, IL March 29, -30, 2011.

(PRWeb March 22, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/3/prweb8223370.htm


          One Network Launches Next Gen Multi-Party Procure to Pay Network   

Latest release takes supplier collaboration to the next level.

(PRWeb February 09, 2011)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/2/prweb8118728.htm


          One Network Enterprises Launches Now Branded Supply Chain Solution   

On-demand solutions help mid-size companies improve time to value for software implementations.

(PRWeb November 09, 2010)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/ondemandTMS/prweb4762654.htm


          One Network Enterprises Delivers Transportation Now On-Demand Transportation Management Solution for Midsize Companies   

As the next evolution of the proven One Network Demand Driven Logistics Solution, Transportation Now represents an affordable, turnkey solution aimed at small to midsize business owners. The on-demand transportation management solution covers inbound and outbound transportation activities for both enterprise and external trading partners, and is available via the Internet on low-cost monthly subscription basis. This on-demand transportation system provides the enhanced visibility and execution needed for business owners to lower costs while improving service.

(PRWeb September 08, 2010)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/one_network_enterprises/prweb4476334.htm


          ASG voting closed, reveal show is Sunday   
American and National League All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN, prior to the network's 8 p.m. ET
          Anche Twitter vuole attivare uno strumento per segnalare le fake news   

Anche Twitter starebbe per lanciare un servizio anti fake news. Si conoscono ancora pochi dettagli, ma è evidente che l'azienda voglia intervenire per fermare la disinformazione sulla sua piattaforma

The post Anche Twitter vuole attivare uno strumento per segnalare le fake news appeared first on Wired.


          Come scoprire a quali foto hanno messo like i tuoi amici su Facebook   

Quali foto sono state oggetto di like? Una funzione del tutto personalizzabile del social network consente di farlo, sfruttando filtri personalizzabili per cronologia, luogo e provenienza degli apprezzamenti

The post Come scoprire a quali foto hanno messo like i tuoi amici su Facebook appeared first on Wired.


          Instagram si auto-ripulisce da spam e commenti offensivi   

Grazie al machine learning, commenti offensivi e contenenti spam saranno riconosciuti e bloccati prima che gli utenti possano leggerli

The post Instagram si auto-ripulisce da spam e commenti offensivi appeared first on Wired.


          Thugs Get Lonely Too: Songs That Celebrate Male Side Pieces   
The Real Side Chicks of Charlottemay be coming to a network near you very soon, and while some say they cant wait for this new guilty pleasure to hit television, others are disgusted due to the influx of ratchetness already on TV. While Im neither for nor against the show, I think we as Black []
          Barracuda Networks met l’IA au service de la protection contre le spear phishing et la cyber-fraude   
Barracuda Networks met l’IA au service de la protection contre le spear phishing et la cyber-fraude
          Verizon carries first successful live over-the-air VoLTE call on U.S. LTE Cat M1 network   

For the first time, Verizon's LTE network carried a live over-the-air LTE Cat M1 VoLTE call - laying the foundation for the next generation of IoT connectivity. By proving CAT M1 VoLTE technology works on a production network, Verizon, along with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies Inc., demonstrated that the reach of Cat M1 can extend across Verizon's U.S. LTE network, fostering growth opportunities for IoT companies and developers, whether they are focused on data-only or voice-enabled p...

Read the full story at http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=210389


          The SHRM Twilight TweetUP   
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)'s annual summit in downtown Washington D.C. at the Marriott Hotel. This year’s theme was social networking.
          Nokia to supply Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group with advanced wireless networking technology for smart city services   

Nokia is to supply a LTE network in the 700 megahertz spectrum band to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, a diversified broadcasting, media, manufacturing and real estate company. The deployment will transform Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city services, for which Nokia will supply advanced wireless communications based on FDD-LTE technology for smart city and public safety applications.  Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia's JV company i...

Read the full story at http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=210384


          ASG voting closed, reveal show is Sunday   
American and National League All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN, prior to the network's 8 p.m. ET
          ASG voting closed, reveal show is Sunday   
American and National League All-Star rosters will be unveiled at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Selection Show" on ESPN, prior to the network's 8 p.m. ET
          IT Network & Systems Administrator - City of Elliot Lake - Elliot Lake, ON   
Requires a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence for travel to staffed locations and some unmanned areas, such as tower locations.... $35.44 an hour
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          Pfizer to open new R&D facility in Missouri   

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The Dutch CDMO is in the midst of being acquired by Thermo Fisher for $7.2 billion.


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National Education Policy Center: New Research on Virtual Charter Schools

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Montana Teacher: Questions About AP Courses

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Urgent Note to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: Hands Off Our Schools and Our Children!

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June 30: Join Student Data Deletion Day!

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Phyllis Bush: Facing Cancer Head On, with Humor and Determination

My dear friend and ally, Phyllis Bush, started a blog to write about her experience with cancer, which she insists on calling cancer schmanzer. She is feeling better . She is cleaning closets. She is ready for the fight for her life. Phyllis keeps me informed about the corporate and billionaire funded effort to destroy public education in Indiana. She is a fighter. She is a founding board member
The American firm adds to the offer of first brands of clothing, footwear and accessories offered by the complex, which also has the only outlet store of Le Coq Sportif in Madrid. 

Founded in 1996 by University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armor began its journey with the idea of ​​creating a high-quality t-shirt that facilitated compression and perspiration rather than absorbing it and adapted to the body to regulate the temperature. Today it has hundreds of articles of clothing, footwear and sports accessories for men, women and children.

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          Gary’s Blog: 25 Lessons You Must Learn to Be an Effective Leader   

Gary's Blog: 25 Lessons You Must Learn to Be an Effective Leader

1. One Life

You only get one at-bat in this game. Leave it all on the field. Carry no regrets. Look yourself in the mirror and ask, “What do I want to do for the rest of my life?” Do that. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.

 

2. Success Leaves Clues

Find a mentor that has what you want and learn from them! Spend time developing yourself daily, until your idols become your rivals.

 

3. When You Do Something, Something Happens

Motion creates emotion. All-out, massive action equals massive results.

 

4. All Excuses Are Equal

You want more than you have now? Prove it. You want to be the very best there is? Get out there and earn it.

 

5. Find Your ‘Why’ to Find Your Way

What drives you? If it's important enough, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse. Losers cry about the way they want it to be instead of reacting to the way it actually is.

 

6. Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire

Behind every smile is a story. Behind every story there is often a storm. Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

 

7. Make Your Mess Your Message

Don’t be ashamed of your story; it’ll inspire others.

 

8. Do What You Gotta Do, So You Can Do What You Wanna Do

When you focus on problems, you'll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities.

 

9. Focus on the Fundamentals

99% of the things you worry about don’t matter. Get back to basics. They never change.

 

10. Under-Promise, Over-Deliver

Play the long-game. People matter. Relationships matter. Build lifetime value. Earn the sale.

 

11. People Don’t Know What They Don’t Know…Until They Know

Help ‘em learn, help ‘em get there. They can be taught. Never doubt your own experience.

 

12. Listen Louder

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Seek to understand before seeking to be understood.

 

13. Facts Tell, Stories Sell

Tell stories that show your business is human in the way it helps other humans. Make it a goal to have others say to themselves, “me too,” not “so what.”

 

14. People Hear Your Music, Not Your Words

Lead with passion. People want to be inspired to follow a vision. It’s your job to give that to them. Are you talking to them or at them?

 

15. Be a Product of the Products

Spark curiosity and conversations, and become a walking billboard for your success. Show that the products got you there.

 

16. Act Your Wage

Hustle isn't just working on the things you like. It means doing the things you don't enjoy so you can do the things you love.

 

17. If People Aren’t Interested in What You’re Doing, it's Because You’re Not Interesting

People follow passionate people who are in motion and know where they’re going. Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect and mirror what you admire.

 

18. Be the Leader You Wish You Had

Stop looking for a leader and be one! Don't be afraid to follow a different path. This is the definition of a leader.

 

19. Each One, Reach One; Each One, Teach One

It doesn’t matter what works, it only matters what duplicates. Your team will follow your example, not your advice.

 

20. The Fortune is in the Follow-up

Four exposures is the magic number. Jab, jab, jab, right hook. Give, give, give, ask (for business). When you provide a ton of value upfront, a funny thing happens—you practically guilt people into buying.

 

21. From Success to Significance

When you find success, never stop doing the things that got you there. Keep pounding the rock. Making a positive difference starts with people helping people. That's what gives your life true meaning.

 

22. NetWORK Marketing, Not NOTwork Marketing

Too many people who are self-employed act like they’re unemployed. The secret to success in network marketing is work!

 

23. Less Ego, More We Go

One team, one dream. One vision, one mission. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flow charts; it’s about one life influencing another.

 

24. The More We’re Blessed, the More of a Blessing We Must Be

Pass along your gifts and share your experiences with the people you love and care about most!

 

25. Be More

Do more, see more, help more, share more, inspire more. Always strive to be better than you were yesterday. Forget everyone else. Compete against yourself. Push yourself. Look in the mirror...that's your competition.

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          4 Hidden Dangers of Pork   
Pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world, but may also be one of the most dangerous.

Among foods that inspire a cult-like following, pork often leads the pack, as evidenced by the 65% of Americans eager to name bacon the country’s national food.

Unfortunately, that popularity comes at a cost. Along with being the most commonly consumed meat in the world, pork may also be one of the most dangerous, carrying some important and under-discussed risks that any consumer should be aware of (1).

1. Hepatitis E

Thanks to the revival of nose-to-tail eating, offal has redeemed itself among health enthusiasts, especially liver, which is prized for its vitamin A content and massive mineral lineup.

But when it comes to pork, liver might be risky business.

In developed nations, pork liver is the top food-based transmitter of hepatitis E, a virus that infects 20 million people each year and can lead to acute illness (fever, fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, joint pain and stomach pain), enlarged liver and sometimes liver failure and death (23).

Most hepatitis E cases are stealthily symptom-free, but pregnant women can experience violent reactions to the virus, including fulminant hepatitis (rapid-onset liver failure) and a high risk of both maternal and fetal mortality (4). In fact, mothers who get infected during their third trimester face a death rate of up to 25% (5).

In rare cases, hepatitis E infection can lead to myocarditis (an inflammatory heart disease), acute pancreatitis (painful inflammation of the pancreas), neurological problems (including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy), blood disorders and musculoskeletal problems, such as elevated creatine phosphokinase, indicating muscle damage, and multi-joint pain (in the form of polyarthralgia) (678).

People with compromised immune systems, including organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy and people with HIV, are more likely to suffer from these severe hepatitis E complications (9).

So, just how alarming are pork’s contamination stats? In America, about 1 out of every 10 store-bought pig livers tests positive for hepatitis E, which is slightly higher than the 1 in 15 rate in the Netherlands and 1 in 20 rate in the Czech Republic (1011). One study in Germany found that about 1 in 5 pork sausages were contaminated (12).

France’s traditional figatellu, a pig liver sausage that’s often consumed raw, is a confirmed hepatitis E carrier (13). In fact, in regions of France where raw or rare pork is a common delicacy, over half the local population shows evidence of hepatitis E infection (14).

Japan, too, is facing rising hepatitis E concerns as pork gains popularity (15). And in the UK? Hepatitis E shows up in pork sausages, in pork liver and at pork slaughterhouses, indicating the potential for widespread exposure among pork consumers (16).

It might be tempting to blame the hepatitis E epidemic on commercial farming practices, but in the case of the pig, wilder doesn’t mean safer. Hunted boars, too, are frequent hepatitis E carriers, capable of passing on the virus to game-eating humans (1718).

Apart from total pork abstinence, the best way to slash hepatitis E risk is in the kitchen. This stubborn virus can survive the temperatures of rare-cooked meat, making high heat the best weapon against infection (19). For virus deactivation, cooking pork products for at least 20 minutes to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) seems to do the trick (20).

However, fat can protect hepatitis viruses from heat destruction, so fattier cuts of pork might need extra time or toastier temperatures (21).

Summary: Pork products, particularly liver, frequently carry hepatitis E, which can cause severe complications and even death in vulnerable populations. Thorough cooking is necessary to deactivate the virus.

2. Multiple Sclerosis

One of the most surprising risks associated with pork — one that’s received remarkably little airtime — is multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune condition involving the central nervous system.

The robust link between pork and MS has been known at least since the 1980s, when researchers analyzed the relationship between per capita pork consumption and MS across dozens of countries (22).

While pork-averse nations like Israel and India were nearly spared from MS’s degenerative grips, more liberal consumers, such as West Germany and Denmark, faced sky-high rates.

In fact, when all countries were considered, pork intake and MS showed a whopping correlation of 0.87 (p<0.001), which is much higher and more significant than the relationship between MS and fat intake (0.63, p<0.01), MS and total meat intake (0.61, p<0.01) and MS and beef consumption (no significant relationship).

For perspective, a similar study of diabetes and per capita sugar intake found a correlation of just under 0.60 (p<0.001) when analyzing 165 countries (23).

As with all epidemiological findings, the correlation between pork consumption and MS can’t prove that one causes the other (or even that, within MS-stricken countries, the most enthusiastic pork consumers were the most diseased). But as it turns out, the evidence vault goes much deeper.

Earlier, a study of inhabitants of the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland, a region teeming with unusual delicacies, including seabird eggs, raw milk and undercooked meat, found only one dietary association with MS — consumption of “potted head,” a dish made from boiled pig’s brain (24).

Among Shetland residents, a significantly higher proportion of MS patients had consumed potted head in their youth, compared to healthy, age and sex-matched controls (25).

This is particularly relevant because — per other research — MS that strikes in adulthood might stem from environmental exposures during adolescence (26).

The potential for pig brain to trigger nerve-related autoimmunity isn’t just an observational hunch, either. Between 2007 and 2009, a cluster of 24 pork plant workers mysteriously fell ill with progressive inflammatory neuropathy, which is characterized by MS-like symptoms such as fatigue, numbness, tingling and pain (2728).

The source of the outbreak? So-called “pig brain mist” — tiny particles of brain tissue blasted into the air during carcass processing (29).

When workers inhaled these tissue particles, their immune systems, per standard protocol, formed antibodies against the foreign porcine antigens.

But those antigens happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain neural proteins in humans. And the result was a biological calamity: confused about who to fight, the workers’ immune systems launched a guns-blazing attack on their own nerve tissue (3031).

Although the resulting autoimmunity wasn’t identical to multiple sclerosis, that same process of molecular mimicry, where foreign antigens and self-antigens are similar enough to trigger an autoimmune response, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MS (3233).

Of course, unlike pig brain mist, hot dogs and ham aren’t literally inhaled (teenage boys notwithstanding). Could pork still transmit problematic substances through ingestion?

The answer is a speculative yes. For one, certain bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, are involved in molecular mimicry with myelin, the nerve-sheathing substance that becomes damaged in MS (3435).

Although the role of pigs as Acinetobacter carriers hasn’t been exhaustively studied, the bacteria has been found in pig feces, on pig farms and in bacon, pork salami and ham, where it serves as a spoilage organism (36373839). If pork acts as a vehicle for Acinetobacter transmission (or in any way increases the risk of human infection), a link with MS would make sense.

Two, pigs may be silent and under-studied carriers of prions, misfolded proteins that drive neurodegenerative disorders like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow) and Kuru (found among cannibal societies) (40).

Some researchers suggest MS itself could be a prion disease, one that targets oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin (41). And since prions — and their associated diseases— are transmitted by consuming infected nerve tissue, it’s possible that prion-harboring pork products could be one link in the MS chain (42).

Summary: A causative role of pork in MS is far from a closed case, but the unusually strong epidemiological patterns, biological plausibility and documented experiences make further research imperative.

3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis

Liver problems tend to trail closely on the heels of some predictable risk factors, namely hepatitis B and C infection, exposure to aflatoxin (a carcinogen produced by mold) and excessive alcohol intake (434445).

But buried in the scientific literature is another potential scourge of liver health — pork.

For decades, pork consumption has faithfully echoed liver cancer and cirrhosis rates around the world. In multi-country analyses, the correlation between pork and cirrhosis mortality clocked in at 0.40 (p<0.05) using 1965 data, 0.89 (p<0.01) using mid-1970s data, 0.68 (p=0.003) using 1996 data and 0.83 (p=0.000) using 2003 data (4647).

In those same analyses, among the 10 Canadian provinces, pork bore a correlation of 0.60 (p<0.01) with death from liver cirrhosis, while alcohol, perhaps due to an overall low intake, showed no significant link.

And in statistical models incorporating known perils for the liver (alcohol consumption, hepatitis B infection and hepatitis C infection), pork remained independently associated with liver disease, suggesting the association isn’t just due to pork piggybacking, as the case may be, on a different causative agent (48).

Beef, by contrast, remained liver-neutral or protective in these studies.

Liver cancer, too, tends to follow in the hoof steps of the pig. A 1985 analysis showed that pork intake correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma deaths as strongly as alcohol did (0.40, p<0.05 for both) (49). (Considering liver cirrhosis is often a prelude to cancer, this connection shouldn’t be surprising (50).)

So, what’s behind these eerie associations?

At first glance, the most likely explanations don’t pan out. Although pork-transmitted hepatitis E can lead to liver cirrhosis, this happens almost exclusively in immunosuppressed people, a subset of the population that’s too small to account for the global correlation (51).

Relative to other meat, pork tends to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, which may play a role in liver disease (525354). But vegetable oils, whose polyunsaturated fatty acid content blows pork out of the water, don’t dance the same liver disease tango that pork does, calling into question whether fat is really to blame (5556).

Heterocyclic amines, a class of carcinogens formed by cooking meat (including pork) at high temperatures, contribute to liver cancer in a variety of animals (57). But these compounds are also readily formed in beef, according to the same studies that indicated pork has no positive relationship with liver disease (5859).

With all that in mind, it’d be easy to dismiss the pork-liver disease link as an epidemiological fluke. However, some plausible mechanisms do exist.

The most likely contender involves nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic compounds created when nitrites and nitrates react with certain amines (from protein), particularly in high heat (60). These compounds have been linked to damage and cancer in a variety of organs, including the liver (61).

One of the biggest dietary sources of nitrosamines is processed pork, which, along with being a frequent visitor to the frying pan, typically contains nitrites and nitrates as curing agents. (Vegetables are also rich in naturally occurring nitrates, but their antioxidant content and dearth of protein help thwart the process of N-nitrosation, preventing them from becoming cancer-causing agents (62).)

Significant levels of nitrosamines have been found in pork liver pâté, bacon, sausage, ham and other cured meats (636465). The fatty portion of pork products, in particular, tends to accumulate much higher levels of nitrosamines than the lean bits, making bacon a particularly abundant source (66).

The presence of fat can also turn vitamin C into a nitrosamine promoter instead of a nitrosamine inhibitor, so pairing pork with veggies might not confer much protection (67).

Although much of the nitrosamine-liver cancer research has focused on rodents, where certain nitrosamines produce liver injury with remarkable ease, the effect appears in humans as well (6869). In fact, some researchers suggest humans may be even more sensitive to nitrosamines than mice and rats (70).

In Thailand, for instance, nitrosamines have been strongly linked to liver cancer in areas where other risk factors are low (71). A 2010 analysis of the NIH-AARP cohort found red meat (including pork), processed meat (including processed pork), nitrates and nitrites to be positively associated with chronic liver disease. Rubber workers, occupationally exposed to nitrosamines, have faced extremely high rates of non-alcohol-related liver disease and cancer (72).

Do nitrosamines prove a chain of causation between pork, liver-harming compounds and liver disease? The evidence is currently too patchy to make that claim, but the risk is plausible enough to justify limiting nitrosamine-containing (or nitrosamine-producing) pork products, including bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausages made with sodium nitrite or potassium nitrate.

Summary: Strong epidemiological links exist between pork consumption and liver disease. If these links reflect cause and effect, one culprit might be N-nitroso compounds, which are found abundantly in processed pork products cooked at high temperatures.

4. Yersinia

For years, pork’s precautionary motto was “well-done or bust,” a consequence of fears about trichinosis, a type of roundworm infection that ravaged pork consumers throughout much of the 20th century (73).

Thanks to changes in feeding practices, farm hygiene and quality control, pig-borne trichinosis has dropped off the radar, inviting pink pork back onto the menu.

But pork’s relaxed heat rules may have opened the doors for a different type of infection — yersiniosis, which is caused by Yersinia bacteria. In the US alone, Yersiniacauses 35 deaths and almost 117,000 cases of food poisoning each year (74). Its chief entry route for humans? Undercooked pork.

Yersiniosis’s acute symptoms are rough enough — fever, pain, bloody diarrhea — but its long-term consequences are what should really ring alarm bells. Victims of Yersiniapoisoning face a 47-times higher risk of reactive arthritis, a type of inflammatory joint disease triggered by infection (75).

Even children become post-Yersinia arthritis targets, sometimes requiring chemical synovectomy (the injection of osmic acid into a troubled joint) to relieve persistent pain (7677).

And in the less-common instances where Yersinia doesn’t bring the typical feverish, diarrheic unpleasantries? Reactive arthritis can develop even when the original infection was asymptomatic, leaving some victims unaware that their arthritis is a consequence of food-borne illness (78).

Although reactive arthritis usually subsides on its own over time, Yersinia victims remain at higher risk of chronic joint problems, including ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, tenosynovitis and rheumatoid arthritis, for years on end (798081).

Some evidence suggests that Yersinia can lead to neurological complications (82). Infected individuals with iron overload may be at higher risk of multiple liver abscesses, potentially leading to death (838485). And among people who are genetically susceptible, anterior uveitis, inflammation of the eye’s iris, is also more likely following a bout of Yersinia (8687).

Lastly, via molecular mimicry, Yersinia infection could also raise the risk of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition characterized by excessive thyroid hormone production (8889).

The solution? Bring on the heat. The majority of pork products (69% of tested samples, according to a Consumer Reports analysis) are contaminated with Yersiniabacteria, and the only way to safeguard against infection is through proper cooking. An internal temperature of at least 145°F for whole pork and 160°F for ground pork is necessary to decimate any lingering pathogen.

Summary: Undercooked pork can transmit Yersinia bacteria, causing short-term illness and raising the risk of reactive arthritis, chronic joint conditions, Graves’ disease and other complications.

In Conclusion

So, should health-savvy omnivores scrap pork from the menu?

The jury’s still out. For two of pork’s problems — hepatitis E and Yersinia — aggressive cooking and safe handling are enough to minimize the risk. And due to a shortage of controlled, pork-centric research capable of establishing causation, pork’s other red flags spring from epidemiology — a field rife with confounders and unjustified confidence.

Worse, many diet-and-disease studies lump pork together with other types of red meat, diluting whatever associations might exist with pork alone.

These issues make it hard to isolate the health effects of pig-derived products and determine the safety of their consumption.

That being said, caution is probably warranted. The sheer magnitude, consistency and mechanistic plausibility of pork’s connection with several serious diseases make the chances of a true risk more likely.

Until further research is available, you might want to think twice about going hog-wild on pork.

This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.

 

 

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          How Do I Open a Port in Windows 10 (refused connection) ?   

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If you are seeing the "connection refused" message when attempting to set up a localhost access port, the chances are good that the port is blocked from allowing connections through Windows. To open the port, follow these instructions:

1. Navigate to Control Panel, System and Security and Windows Firewall.
2. Select Advanced settings and highlight Inbound Rules in the left pane.
3. Right click Inbound Rules and select New Rule.
4. Add the port you need to open and click Next.
5. Add the protocol (TCP or UDP) and the port number into the next window and click Next.
6. Select Allow the connection in the next window and hit Next.
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          Writing a Voice Activated SharePoint Todo List - IoT App on RPi   

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Ever wanted to write a voice activated system on an IoT device to keep track of your “todo list”, hear your commands being played back, and have the system send you a text message with your todo list when it’s time to walk out the door?  Well, I did. In this blog post, I will provide a high level overview of the technologies I used, why I used them, a few things I learned along the way, and partial code to assist with your learning curve if you decide to jump on this.  I also had the pleasure of demonstrating this prototype at Microsoft’s Community Connections in Atlanta in front of my colleagues.

How It Works

I wanted to build a system using 2 Raspberry Pis (one running Windows 10 IoT Core, and another running Raspbian) that achieved the following objectives:

  • * Have 2 RPis that communicate through the Azure Service Bus
    This was an objective of mine, not necessarily a requirement; the intent was to have two RPis running different Operating Systems communicate asynchronously without sharing the same network
  • * Learn about the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK
    I didn’t want to send data to the cloud for speech recognition; so I needed an SDK on the RPi to perform this function; I chose the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK for this purpose

    * Communicate to multiple cloud services without any SDK so that I could program the same way on Windows and Raspbian (Twilio, Azure Bus, Azure Table, SharePoint Online)
    I also wanted to minimize the learning curve of finding which SDK could run on a Windows 10 IoT Core, and Raspbian (Linux); so I used Enzo Unified to abstract the APIs and instead send simple HTTPS commands allowing me to have an SDK-less development environment (except for the Speech Recognition SDK). Seriously… go find an SDK for SharePoint Online for Raspbian and UWP (Windows 10 IoT Core).

The overall solution looks like this:

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Technologies

In order to achieve the above objectives, I used the following bill of materials:

Technology Comment Link
2x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Note that one RPi runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, and the other runs Raspbian http://amzn.to/2qnM6w7
Microphone I tried a few, but the best one I found for this project was the Mini AKIRO USB Microphone http://amzn.to/2pGbBtP
Speaker I also tried a few, and while there is a problem with this speaker on RPi and Windows, the Logitech Z50 was the better one http://amzn.to/2qrNkop
USB Keyboard I needed a simple way to have keyboard and mouse during while traveling, so I picked up the iPazzPort Mini Keyboard; awesome… http://amzn.to/2rm0FOh
Monitor You can use an existing monitor, but I also used the portable ATian 7 inch display. A bit small, but does the job. http://amzn.to/2pQ5She 
IoT Dashboard Utility that allows you to manage your RPis running Windows; make absolutely sure you run the latest build; it should automatically upgrade, but mine didn’t. http://bit.ly/2rmCWOU
Windows 10 IoT Core The Microsoft O/S used on one of the RPis; Use the latest build; mine was 15063; if you are looking for instructions on how to install Windows from a command prompt, the link provided proved useful  http://bit.ly/2pG9gik
Raspbian Your RPi may be delivered with an SD card preloaded with the necessary utilities to install Raspbian; connecting to a wired network makes the installation a breeze. http://bit.ly/2rbnp7u
Visual Studio 2015 I used VS2015, C#, to build the prototype for the Windows 10 IoT Core RPi http://bit.ly/2e6ZGj5
Python 3 On the Raspbian RPi, I used Python 3 to code. http://bit.ly/1L2Ubdb
Enzo Unified I installed and configured an Enzo Unified instance (version 1.7) in the Azure cloud; for Enzo to talk to SharePoint Online, Twilio, Azure Service Bus and Azure Storage, I also needed accounts with these providers. You can try Enzo Unified for free for 30 days. http://bit.ly/2rm4ymt

 

Things to Know

Creating a prototype involving the above technologies will inevitably lead you to collect a few nuggets along the way. Here are a few.

Disable Windows 10 IoT Core Updates

While disabling updates is generally speaking not recommended, IoT projects usually require a predictable environment that does not reboot in the middle of a presentation. In order to disable Windows Updates on this O/S I used information published Mike Branstein on his blog: http://bit.ly/2rcOXt9

Try different hardware, and keep your receipts…

I had to try a few different components to find the right ones; the normally recommended S-150 USB Logitech speakers did not work for me; I lost all my USB ports and network connectivity as soon as I plugged it in. Neither did the JLab USB Laptop speakers. I also tried the 7.1 Channel USB External Sound Card but was unable to make it work (others were successful). For audio input, I also tried the VAlinks Mini Flexible USB microphone; while it worked well, it picked up too much noise compared to the AKIRO, and became almost unusable in a room with 20 people where you have background noise.

Hotel WiFi Connections

This was one of the most frustrating part of this whole experience on Windows 10 IoT Core. You should know that this operating system does not currently come equipped with a browser. This means that you cannot easily connect to a hotel network since this usually requires starting a browser so that you can enter a user id and password provided by the hotel. Further more, since there is also no possible way to “forget” a previously registered network, you can find yourself in a serious bind… I first purchased the Skyroam Mobile Hotspot, hoping it would provide the answer. Unfortunately the only time I tried it, in Tampa Florida, the device could not obtain a connection. So I ended up adding a browser object into my UWP application and force it to refresh a specific image every time I start the app; this will force the hotel login page to show up when needed. I am still looking for a good solution to this problem.

Speech Privacy Policy on Windows

Because parts of the code I am running leverages the underlying APIs of Cortana, it seems that you must accept the Cortana privacy policy; this is required only the first time you run the application, but is obviously a major nightmare for applications you may want to ship. I am not aware of any programmatic workaround at this time. This stackoverflow post provides information about this policy and how to accept it.

How It Looks Like

A picture is worth a thousand words… so here is the complete setup:

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C# Code

Since this is an ongoing prototype I will not share the complete code at this time; however I will share a few key components/techniques I used to make this work.

Speech Recognition

I used both continuous dictation speech recognition, and grammar-based recognition from the Microsoft Speech Recognition API. The difference is that the first one gives you the ability to listen to “anything” being said, and the other will only give you a set of results that match the expected grammar. Both methods give you a degree of confidence so you can decide if the command/text input was sufficiently clear. The following class provides a mechanism for detecting input either through continuous dictation or using a grammar file. The timeout ensures that you do not wait forever. This code also returns the confidence level of the capture.

 

using Enzo.UWP;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Windows.ApplicationModel;
using Windows.Devices.Gpio;
using Windows.Media.SpeechRecognition;
using Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis;
using Windows.Storage;

namespace ClientIoT
{

    public class VoiceResponse
    {
        public string Response = null;
        public double RawConfidence = 0;
    }

    public class VoiceInput
    {
        private const int SPEECH_TIMEOUT = 3;
        private System.Threading.Timer verifyStatus;
        private string lastInput = "";
        private double lastRawConfidence = 0;
        private bool completed = false;
        private bool success = false;

        public async Task<VoiceResponse> WaitForText(string grammarFile)
        {
            return await WaitForText(SPEECH_TIMEOUT, grammarFile);
        }

        public async Task<VoiceResponse> WaitForText(int timeout = SPEECH_TIMEOUT, string grammarFile = null)
        {
            var resp = new VoiceResponse();
            try
            {
                success = false;
                completed = false;
                lastInput = "";
                lastRawConfidence = 0;

                SpeechRecognizer recognizerInput;
                DateTime dateNow = DateTime.UtcNow;

                recognizerInput = new SpeechRecognizer();
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.ResultGenerated += ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated;
                recognizerInput.StateChanged += InputRecognizerStateChanged;
                recognizerInput.Timeouts.BabbleTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(timeout);
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.Completed += ContinuousRecognitionSession_Completed;
                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.AutoStopSilenceTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(SPEECH_TIMEOUT);
                recognizerInput.Constraints.Clear();

                if (grammarFile != null)
                {
                    StorageFile grammarContentFile = await Package.Current.InstalledLocation.GetFileAsync(grammarFile);
                    SpeechRecognitionGrammarFileConstraint grammarConstraint = new SpeechRecognitionGrammarFileConstraint(grammarContentFile);
                    recognizerInput.Constraints.Add(grammarConstraint);
                }

                var compilationResult = await recognizerInput.CompileConstraintsAsync();

                // If successful, display the recognition result.
                if (compilationResult.Status != SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.Success)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine(" ** VOICEINPUT - VoiceCompilationError - Status: " + compilationResult.Status);
                }

                recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.AutoStopSilenceTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(timeout);
                recognizerInput.RecognitionQualityDegrading += RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading;
                await recognizerInput.ContinuousRecognitionSession.StartAsync();

                System.Threading.SpinWait.SpinUntil(() =>
                    completed
                );
               
                resp = new VoiceResponse() { Response = lastInput, RawConfidence = lastRawConfidence };
               
                try
                {
                    recognizerInput.Dispose();
                    recognizerInput = null;
                }
                catch (Exception ex)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine("** WaitForText (1) - Dispose ** " + ex.Message);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex2)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** WaitForText ** " + ex2.Message);
            }
            return resp;
        }

        private void RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading(SpeechRecognizer sender, SpeechRecognitionQualityDegradingEventArgs args)
        {
            try
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("VOICE INPUT - QUALITY ISSUE: " + args.Problem.ToString());
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** VOICE INPUT - RecognizerInput_RecognitionQualityDegrading ** " + ex.Message);
            }
        }

        private void ContinuousRecognitionSession_Completed(SpeechContinuousRecognitionSession sender, SpeechContinuousRecognitionCompletedEventArgs args)
        {
            if (args.Status == SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.Success
                || args.Status == SpeechRecognitionResultStatus.TimeoutExceeded)
                success = true;
            completed = true;
           
        }

        private void ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated(SpeechContinuousRecognitionSession sender, SpeechContinuousRecognitionResultGeneratedEventArgs args)
        {
            try
            {
                lastInput = "";
                if ((args.Result.Text ?? "").Length > 0)
                {
                    lastInput = args.Result.Text;
                    lastRawConfidence = args.Result.RawConfidence;
                    Debug.WriteLine(" " + lastInput);
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine("** ContinuousRecognitionSession_InputResultGenerated ** " + ex.Message);
            }
        }

        private void InputRecognizerStateChanged(SpeechRecognizer sender, SpeechRecognizerStateChangedEventArgs args)
        {
            Debug.WriteLine("  Input Speech recognizer state: " + args.State.ToString());
        }
    }
}

For example, if you want to wait for a “yes/no” confirmation, with a 3 second timeout, you would call the above code as such:

var yesNoResponse = await (new VoiceInput()).WaitForText(3, YESNO_FILE);

And the yes/no grammar file looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<grammar
  version="1.0"
  xml:lang="en-US"
  root="enzoCommands"
  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/06/grammar"
  tag-format="semantics/1.0">

  <rule id="root">
    <item>
      <ruleref uri="#enzoCommands"/>
      <tag>out.command=rules.latest();</tag>
    </item>
  </rule>

  <rule id="enzoCommands">
    <one-of>
      <item> yes </item>
      <item> yep </item>
      <item> yeah </item>
      <item> no </item>
      <item> nope </item>
      <item> nah </item>
    </one-of>
  </rule>

</grammar>

Calling Enzo Unified using HTTPS to Add a SharePoint Item

Another important part of the code is its ability to interact with other services through Enzo Unified, so that no SDK is needed on the UWP application. For an overview on how to access SharePoint Online through Enzo Unified, see this previous blog post.

The following code shows how to easily add an item to a SharePoint list through Enzo Unified. Posting this request to Enzo requires two parameters (added as headers) called “name” and “data” (data is an XML string containing the column names and values to be added as a list item).

public static async Task SharePointAddItem(string listName, string item)
{
            string enzoCommand = "/bsc/sharepoint/addlistitemraw";
            List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> headers = new List<KeyValuePair<string, string>>();

            string data = string.Format("<root><Title>{0}</Title></root>", item);

            headers.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("name", listName));
            headers.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, string>("data", data));

            await SendRequestAsync(HttpMethod.Post, enzoCommand, headers);
}

And the SendRequestAsync method below shows you how to call Enzo Unified. Note that I added two cache control filters to avoid HTTP caching, and additional flags for calling Enzo Unified on an HTTPS port where a self-signed certificate is installed.

private static async Task<string> SendRequestAsync(HttpMethod method, string enzoCommand, List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> headers)
{
            string output = "";
            var request = EnzoUnifiedRESTLogin.BuildHttpWebRequest(method, enzoCommand, headers);
           
            var filter = new Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpBaseProtocolFilter();
            if (IGNORE_UNTRUSTEDCERT_ERROR)
            {
                filter.IgnorableServerCertificateErrors.Add(Windows.Security.Cryptography.Certificates.ChainValidationResult.Untrusted);
                filter.IgnorableServerCertificateErrors.Add(Windows.Security.Cryptography.Certificates.ChainValidationResult.InvalidName);
            }
            filter.CacheControl.ReadBehavior = Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpCacheReadBehavior.MostRecent;
            filter.CacheControl.WriteBehavior = Windows.Web.Http.Filters.HttpCacheWriteBehavior.NoCache;

            Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient httpClient = new Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient(filter);

            try
            {
                using (var response = await httpClient.SendRequestAsync(request))
                {
                    output = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(" ** Send Http request error: " + ex.Message);
            }
            return output;
}

Last but not least, the BuildHttpWebRequest method looks like this; it ensures that the proper authentication headers are added, along with the authentication identifier for Enzo:

public static Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage BuildHttpWebRequest(Windows.Web.Http.HttpMethod httpmethod, string uri, List<KeyValuePair<string,string>> headers)
{
            bool hasClientAuth = false;

            Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage request = new Windows.Web.Http.HttpRequestMessage();

            request.Method = httpmethod;
            request.RequestUri = new Uri(ENZO_URI + uri);

            if (headers != null && headers.Count() > 0)
            {
                foreach (KeyValuePair<string, string> hdr in headers)
                {
                    request.Headers[hdr.Key] = hdr.Value;
                }
            }

            if (!hasClientAuth)
                request.Headers["authToken"] = ENZO_AUTH_GUID;

            return request;
}

Text to Speech

There is also the Text to Speech aspect, where the system speaks back what it heard, before confirming and acting on the command. Playing back is actually a bit strange in the sense that it requires a UI thread. In addition, it seems that Windows 10 IoT Core and Raspberry Pi don’t play nice together; it seems that every time a playback occurs, a loud tick can be heard before and after. A solution appears to be using USB speakers, but none worked for me. The code below simply plays back a specific text and waits a little while in an attempt to give enough time for the playback to finish (the code is non-blocking, so the SpinWait attempts to block the code until completion of the playback).

private async Task Say(string text)
{
            SpeechSynthesisStream ssstream = null;

            try
            {
                SpeechSynthesizer ss = new SpeechSynthesizer();
                ssstream = await ss.SynthesizeTextToStreamAsync(text);
            }
            catch (Exception exSay)
            {
                Debug.WriteLine(" ** SPEECH ERROR (1) ** - " + exSay.Message);
            }

            var task1 = this.Dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal, async () =>
            {
                try
                {
                    await media.PlayStreamAsync(ssstream);
                }
                catch (Exception exSay)
                {
                    Debug.WriteLine(" ** SPEECH ERROR (2) ** - " + exSay.Message);
                }
            });

            // Wait a little for the speech to complete
            System.Threading.SpinWait.SpinUntil(() => 1 == 0, lastInput.Length * 150);

}

Calling the above code is trivial:

await Say("I am listening");

 

Python

The code in python was trivial to build; this RPi was responsible for monitoring events in the Azure Service Bus and turning on/off the LED attached to it. The following pseudo code shows how to call Enzo Unified from Python without using any SDK:

import sys
import urllib
import urllib2
import requests

enzourl_receiveMsg=”http://…/bsc/azurebus/receivedeletefromsubscription”
enzo_guid=”secretkeygoeshere”
topicName=”enzoiotdemo-general”
subName=”voicelight”

while 1=1
   try:
      headers={‘topicname’:topicName,
         ‘authToken’:enzoguid,
         ‘subname’:subName,
         ‘count’:1,
         ‘timeoutSec’:1
      }
      response=requests.get(enzourl_receiveMsg,headers=headers)
      resp=response.json()
      if (len(resp[‘data’][‘Table1’]) > 0
         #extract response here…

 

Conclusion

This prototype demonstrated that while there were a few technical challenges along the way, it was relatively simple to build a speech recognition engine that can understand commands using Windows 10 IoT Core, .NET, and the Microsoft Speech Recognition SDK. 

Further more, the intent of this project was also to demonstrate that Enzo Unified made it possible to code against multiple services without the need for an SDK on the client side regardless of the platform and the development language.  Abstracting SDKs through simple HTTP calls makes it possible to access Twilio, SharePoint Online, Azure services and much more without any additional libraries on the client system.

About Herve Roggero

Herve Roggero, Microsoft Azure MVP, @hroggero, is the founder of Enzo Unified (http://www.enzounified.com/). Herve's experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Herve holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Herve is the co-author of "PRO SQL Azure" and “PRO SQL Server 2012 Practices” from Apress, a PluralSight author, and runs the Azure Florida Association.


          MS SQL - bcp to export varbinary to image file   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/vaibhavgaikwad/archive/2017/05/16/244551.aspx

I don't do much SQL in regular day to day basis but when it comes to it then it gets really exciting. Here is one of the odd days where I wanted to push out a image file from SQL which was sorted as varbinary(MAX) in database. As you all know that bcp is a very handy utility when it comes to dumping data out. So, I made that as a first choice but soon realized it was difficult to handle varbinary with the default arguments. Reading the internet here is what I could learn...

You need a format (.fmt) file for such an export. To generate the format file you need first go to the command prompt and perform the following:

D:\>bcp "select top 1 annotation from [DEMO_0]..[MasterCompany_Demographics_files]"  queryout d:\test.png -T

Enter the file storage type of field annotation [varbinary(max)]:{press enter}
Enter prefix-length of field annotation [8]: 0
Enter length of field annotation [0]:{press enter}
Enter field terminator [none]:{press enter}

Do you want to save this format information in a file? [Y/n] y {press enter}
Host filename [bcp.fmt]: annotation.fmt {press enter}

Starting copy...

1 rows copied.
Network packet size (bytes): 4096
Clock Time (ms.) Total     : 1      Average : (1000.00 rows per sec.)


This will help you to generate your format file which then can be used to export out the images easily.

D:\>bcp "select top 1 annotation from [DEMO_0]..[MasterCompany_Demographics_files]"  queryout "d:\test.png" -T -f annotation.fmt

Starting copy...

1 rows copied.
Network packet size (bytes): 4096
Clock Time (ms.) Total     : 15     Average : (66.67 rows per sec.)

I hope this helps someone...

          So you want to go Causal Neo4j in Azure? Sure we can do that   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/cskardon/archive/2017/04/26/so-you-want-to-go-causal-neo4j-in-azure-sure.aspx

So you might have noticed in the Azure market place you can install an HA instance of Neo4j – Awesomeballs! But what about if you want a Causal cluster?

image

Hello Manual Operation!

Let’s start with a clean slate, typically in Azure you’ve probably got a dashboard stuffed full of other things, which can be distracting, so let’s create a new dashboard:

image

Give it a natty name:

image

Save and you now have an empty dashboard. Onwards!

To create our cluster, we’re gonna need 3 (count ‘em) 3 machines, the bare minimum for a cluster. So let’s fire up one, I’m creating a new Windows Server 2016 Datacenter machine. NB. I could be using Linux, but today I’ve gone Windows, and I’ll probably have a play with docker on them in a subsequent post…I digress.

image

At the bottom of the ‘new’ window, you’ll see a ‘deployment model’ option – choose ‘Resource Manager’

image

Then press ‘Create’ and start to fill in the basics!

image

  • Name: Important to remember what it is, I’ve optimistically gone with 01, allowing me to expand all the way up to 99 before I rue the day I didn’t choose 001.
  • User name: Important to remember how to login!
  • Resource group: I’m creating a new resource group, if you have an existing one you want to use, then go for it, but this gives me a good way to ensure all my Neo4j cluster resources are in one place.

Next, we’ve got to pick our size – I’m going with DS1_V2 (catchy) as it’s pretty much the cheapest, and well – I’m all about being cheap.

image

You should choose something appropriate for your needs, obvs. On to settings… which is the bulk of our workload.

image

I’m creating a new Virtual Network (VNet) and I’ve set the CIDR to the lowest I’m allowed to on Azure (10.0.0.0/29) which gives me 8 internal IP addresses – I only need 3, so… waste.

image

I’m leaving the public IP as it is, no need to change that, but I am changing the Network Security Group (NSG) as I intend on using the same one for each of my machines, and so having ‘01’ on the end (as is default) offends me Smile

image

Feel free to rename your diagnostics storage stuff if you want. The choice as they say – is yours.

Once you get the ‘ticks’ you are good to go:

image

It even adds it to the dashboard… awesomeballs!

image

Whilst we wait, lets add a couple of things to the dashboard, well, one thing, the Resource group, so view the resource groups (menu down the side) and press the ellipsis on the correct Resource group and Pin to the Dashboard:

image

So now I have:

image

After what seems like a lifetime – you’ll have a machine all setup and ready to go – well done you!

image

Now, as it takes a little while for these machines to be provisioned, I would recommend you provision another 2 now, the important bits to remember are:

  • Use the existing resource group:
    image
  • Use the same disk storage
  • Use the same virtual network
  • Use the same Network Security Group
    image

BTW, if you don’t you’re only giving yourself more work, as you’ll have to move them all to the right place eventually, may as well do it in one!

Whilst they are doing their thing, let’s setup Neo4j on the first machine, so let’s connect to it, firstly click on the VM and then the ‘connect’ button

image

We need two things on the machine

  1. Neo4j Enterprise
  2. Java

The simplest way I’ve found (provided your interwebs is up to it) is to Copy the file on your local machine, and Right-Click Paste onto the VM desktop – and yes – I’ve found it works way better using the mouse – sorry CLI-Guy

Once there, let’s install Java:

image

Then extract Neo4j to a comfy location, let’s say, the ‘C’ drive, (whilst we’re here… !Whaaaaat!!??? image 

an ‘A’ drive? I haven’t seen one of those for at least 10 years, if not longer).

Anyways - extracted and ready to roll:

image

UH OH

image

Did you get ‘failed’ deployments on those two new VMs? I did – so I went into each one and pressed ‘Start’ and that seemed to get them back up and running.

#badtimes

(That’s right – I just hashtagged in a blog post)

Anyways, we’ve now got the 3 machines up and I’m guessing you can rinse and repeat the setting up of Java and Neo4j on the other 2 machines. Now.

To configure the cluster!

We need the internal IPs of the machines, we can run ‘IpConfig’ on each machine, or just look at the V-Net on the portal and get it all in one go:

image

So, machine number 1… open up ‘neo4j.conf’ which you’ll find in the ‘conf’ folder of Neo4j. Ugh. Notepad – seriously – it’s 2017, couldn’t there be at least a slight  improvement in notepad by now???

I’m not messing with any of the other settings, purely the clustering stuff – in real life you would probably configure it a little bit more. So I’m setting:

  • dbms.mode
    • CORE
  • causal_clustering.initial_discovery_members
    • 10.0.0.4:5000,10.0.0.5:5000;10.0.0.6:5000

I’m also uncommenting all the defaults in the ‘Causal Clustering Configuration’ section – I rarely trust defaults. I also uncomment

  • dbms.connectors.default_listen_address

So it’s contactable externally. Once the other two are setup as well we’re done right?

HA No chance! Firewalls – that’s right in plural. Each machine has one – which needs to be set to accept the ports:

5000,6000,7000,7473,7474,7687

image

Obviously, you can choose not to do the last 3 ports and be uncontactable, or indeed choose any combo of them.

Aaaand, we need to configure the NSG:

image

I have 3 new ‘inbound’ rules – 7474 (browser), 7687 (bolt), 7000 – Raft.

Right. Let’s get this cluster up and contactable.

Log on to one of your VMs and fire up PowerShell (in admin mode)

image

First we navigate to the place we installed Neo4j (in my case c:\neo4j\neo4j-enterprise-3.1.3\bin) and then we import the Neo4j-Management module. To do this you need to have your ExecutionPolicy set appropriately. Being Lazy, I have it set to ‘Bypass’ (Set-ExecutionPolicy bypass).

Next we fire up the server in ‘console’ mode – this allows us to see what’s happening, for real situations – you’re going to install it as a service.

You’ll see the below initially:

image

and it will sit like that until the other servers are booted up. So I’ll leave you to go do that now…

Done?

Good – now, we need to wait a little while for them to negotiate amongst themselves, but after a short while (let’s say 30 secs or less) you should see:

image

Congratulations! You have a cluster!

Logon to that machine via the IP it says, and you’ll see the Neo4j Browser, login and then run

:play sysinfo

image

You could now run something like:

Create (:User {Name:'Your Name'})

And then browse to the other machines to see it all nicely replicated.


          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
          Technical Content Developer   
Qualys is looking for an experienced technical blog writer to create marketing blogs, technical white papers for our IT security and compliance solutions in the cloud. The applicant must possess experience in technical white paper writing/technical blog writing with 5+ years content development experience for IT products. In this role you'll communicate internally with Developers, Support engineers and Product Management to create on-line blog content, technical white papers and other written marketing content that helps our customers understand the product objectives, feature usage and concepts in a simple and catchy way. The perfect applicant has worked with networking and/or security products, and is passionate about creating helpful technical content in a modern way. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Technical - Solid understanding of all sections related to the anatomy of a blog/white paper. - Expertise to operate independently and as a member of a team.
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          Re: TMUP 258: Roger Roger- George Starcher and I cover all things Airport Interface and networking   

I would avoid wireless extenders from dlink, cisco etc like the plague. Such items are junk.  They use WDS (Wireless Distribution System)

As to wired extension. Any of the network over powerline units from Dlink, Cisco (linksys) are suitable. I use a really old unit made by panasonic you cannot get any more.  Some of them have four network ports for the far end away from your router. Meant for entertainment centers where you want to hook up multiple devices and have them think they are normal Ethernet wiring.

Yes I believe you can put the current airport express units into bridge mode and hook your microcell to it.  It would work as well using the powerline adapters most likely. Apple references the bridge mode in the faq http://support.apple.com/kb... in the question about it having one Ethernet port. I have not tested it as joining a non apple router but theoretically it should work.


          Re: TMUP 258: Roger Roger- George Starcher and I cover all things Airport Interface and networking   

Mine is upstairs because that is my man room where my iMac, xbox etc all live.  It is fine to keep it where the bulk of your equipment is using it.  I use the network over power line to get coverage to opposite end of my house.


          NECC 2009: Session Notes   
A Ripple Effect: 21st Century Innovations that Matter
Cheryl Lemke

Adolescent learning: peers, school, home, distributed resources, work, networked publics (a networked space where the public meets). —B. Barron, 2006

We need to create environments where we can work and learn peer-to-peer with our students because that is where they go to learn what interests them. Students need to see the value-added that the teacher offers.

94% of adolescents are involved in online gaming. —Pew

Multi-tasking is a myth. Our brains have an executive function that allows us to only think about things serially. Students, though, are faster than adults because they are younger (our brain processing speed peaks at between 20 and 30. When you move from one task to another, there is a slight delay and loss of time. There is, however, background tasking (e.g., listening to music). When students are engaged in difficult to cognitively process content, we should decrease the need for background tasking and multi-tasking. Drill and practice builds automaticity that leads to a greater ability to do background tasking while engaged in processing new content. Our students are giving us their “continuous partial attention” (Linda Stark).

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/ : This is a game that allows users to try and keep a country alive. It considers elections, economics, etc.

If you grant students choice, on average, their grades will increase by a full grade.

On average there’s less than 10 seconds of sustained discussion in the average classroom. Instead, there is teach-talk followed by student-talk, followed by teacher-talk.

http://voicethread.com: This is a nice tool for working with video, stills, audio, and text/drawings.

http://flowingdata.com/: This is a tool that assists in visualizing data (e.g., Twitter posts about Obama during the Inaugeration, growth of Wal-Mart). http://gapminder.org is a similar program that allows you to track demographic features over time.

http://scratch.mit.edu/: This tool is good for teaching students about gaming and gaming environments from a design perspective.


Tammy Worcester
Tammy’s Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools

http://www.tammyworcester.com

  • http://vozme.com: Users type in text and the application reads it aloud.
  • http://vocaroo.com: Allows you to record your voice. It results in an embed code.
  • http://jamstudio.com: Allows users to very easily create music loops.
  • http://fur.ly: Allows you to shorten multiple URLs into one. This creates a website that would be great for creating webquests or smaller Delicious sites.
  • http://www.imaginationcubed.com: This is a free online basic version of KidPix. More than one individual can work on the whiteboard at a time and you can email the project to others. The email includes the real-time drawing, not just the finished product.
  • http://jing.com or http://skitch.com: Allows you to do screen captures and make edits (e.g., adding arrows and text). You can also record voice and screen changes (like with Snapz Pro X).
  • http://kickyoutube.com: Allows you to download YouTube videos for later use. Just add “kick” in the YouTube URL and choose (from the bar on the top) the format in which you want to download. Then, click the green “Download” button. Next, right-click over the “Down” button to download the video to your hard drive.
  • http://classtools.net (Random Name Picker): Picks a name from a list you provide. The application includes an embed code so you can have the program run whenever you wish to use it (e.g., from the class blog).
  • http://taggalaxy.com: Looks in Flickr to find any images relating to the tag you select. You could create your own tag and hen look at the image (a globe) with just your pictures.
  • Firefox Shortcuts: Use Apple-L to move to the URL bar. To create a shortcut, go to the search box for the website (e.g., Amazon) and right click and create a shortcut (e.g., type az twilight and it will look for
  • “Twlight” in Amazon).

Dr. Christopher Moersch
Teaching 2.0: Challenging the Interactive Generation
http://lotiguyspeaks.blogspot.com

  • H-E-A-T (high-order thinking, engaged learning, authenticity, technology use
  • There are three parts to every learning activity: content, process, and product
  • http://www.lotilounge.com: Allows schools to take the LoTi digital-age survey
  • “What gets measured gets improved.”
  • http://wordle.net: Allows analysis of textual passages.

Tom March
WebQuests 2.0: A Richer Web Improves a Good Idea
http://tommarch.com

  • http://clipmarks.com: Allows you to copy/paste from multiple webpages therefore creating a pool of resources related to a personally-selected topic.
  • http://diigo.com: Allows you to highlight, ask questions, and comment on individual websites.
  • http://pageflakes.com: This is an alternative to iGoogle. It provides you with an assigned web address instead of having it just be available after logging in. The site allows you to subscribe to multiple RSS feeds in the form of tabs at the top of the page. This would be good to allow students to take turns reviewing individual webquests.
  • http://vue.org: This is an online version of Inspiration.
  • CEQ•ALL ("Seek All")—Choice, Effort, Quality, Attitude, Labor of Love (A taxonomy for this century); Set-up educational opportunities that allow students to make choices, requires hard work/effort, the teacher makes him/herself available for ensuring quality of student work/learning, allows students to feel good about themselves by having a good attitude, and teachers and students must put a labor of love into their work.
Vendor Notes

Global Fever (a vendor that provides curriculum relating to the environment) created a collection of rich resources using ComicLife. Their sample pages all use ComicLife and can serve as excellent examples.

Kids.gov: Like Thinkfinity, this is a central location for accessing several website. Its function is to bring together government sites intended for use by children.

From Banned to Planned: Cell Phones in Schools
Hall Davidson

http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/node/119

Poll Everywhere
: Allows you to have students take a quick poll using their phones.

Suggestions for ways teachers are using cell phones in the classroom are avilable at http://k12cellphoneprojects.wikispaces.com another resource is http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com.

Voicethread
: A tool for creating projects like HyperStudio, but it allows you to add audio recorded directly from your cell phone.

Davidson suggests we rename "cell phones." In some countries they call it a hand phone and keitai ("a snug, intimate technosocial tethering"). Cell phones are different from other technologies because they are both input and output devices.

"Classroom management is less of an issues when engaged learning is taking place."

Qik: This site allows you to broadcast live from a cell phone. It will also allows you to embed code into blogs or Google Earth.

Shazam
: It allows you to hold-up your cell phone to a song and the phone can decode the name of the song.

Cell phones can read bar codes (bar code readers are freely available online) and they can create bar codes from text/pictures (QR code generators).

Amazon bought a company that does object recognition (e.g., you can take a picture of someone's shoes, send it to Amazon, and Amazon with offer it for purchase).

Davidson has placed Fatherlee's paperwork for using cell phones in the classroom on his website (see above). It includes a letter home to parents, instructions for designing cell-phone educational activities, and a tech-survey for parents to ensure students aren't being charged for their in-class work.
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          Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?   

Ransomware is not new. The malware, which encrypts data and demands payment in exchange for decryption keys, has been with us for almost 30 years.

So why does it feel like it's getting worse? Well, that's because it is getting worse.

In seemingly no time at all, ransomware has gone from an obscure threat faced by a select few to a plague crippling hospitals, banks, public transportation systems, and even video games. Frustratingly, the explosive growth of ransomware shows no signs of abating - leaving victims wondering why them, and why now?

The answer to both of those questions involves cryptocurrency and the National Security Agency.

But first, a little history

The first known ransomware attack hit the healthcare industry way back in 1989. According to the cybersecurity blog Practically Unhackable, a biologist by the name of Joseph Popp sent close to 20,000 floppy disks to researchers claiming they contained a survey which would help scientists determine a patient's risk for contracting HIV.

What was left unmentioned in the promotional material was that the disks also encrypted file names on infected computers - rendering them practically unusable. Instead of their typical boot screens, victims were shown a message demanding a $189 payment in order to unlock the system.

The message displayed by PC Cyborg. PHOTO:  Palo Alto Networks

Popp, who had a PhD from Harvard, was an evolutionary biologist and fell outside of what we think of today as a stereotypical hacker.

According to The Atlantic, after he was arrested and charged with blackmail, Popp insisted that he intended to donate the proceeds from his scheme to HIV-related research.

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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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          Facebook rules protect white men, not black kids, from hate – CNET   
A ProPublica report says leaked documents show the social network follows complex standards on who is, and isn’t, protected from abuse. Source: CNet News
          Facebook rules protect white men, not black kids, from hate – CNET   
A ProPublica report says leaked documents show the social network follows complex standards on who is, and isn’t, protected from abuse. Source: CNet News
          Punch TV Studios IPO 2.0 Packs a Punch with Key Appointment of Rachel...   

Joseph Collins CEO of Punch TV Studios Announces Promotion of Powerhouse Rachel Ramos to VP of Punch TV Network as it Transitions into IPO 2.0.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14471556.htm


          Renowned Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. R. Laurence Berkowitz Joins the...   

Haute Beauty welcomes Dr. R. Laurence Berkowitz to its exclusive network of beauty and wellness professionals.

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

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          PlayStation Plus - July 2017 Free Games Trailer   
In diesem Trailer wird auch das Line-up an kostenfreien Spielen für PS-Plus-Mitglieder vorgestellt. weiter
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Utasi, Ágnes and Fekete, Judit and Juhász, Erika and Nagy, Ildikó and Szogyi, Lenke (2008) Az emberi kapcsolatok hatása a szubjektív életminőségre = Subjective Quality of Life and the Effect of Social Network. Project Report. OTKA.
          John Boos & Co. 1887 Rustic-Edge Cutting Board Giveaway   
Here's a giveaway we've seen before but too frequently. Looking for a good quality cutting board? You can try to win one here. Open to US residents through 7/20. Good luck.

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          Fake Story Scandal: How Russia Obsession Led CNN into a Trap   
Obsessed with Trump and "Russia’s threat," CNN has downgraded in front of our eyes into a vulgar, lowbrow network. Step by step it is moving to collapse.
          'You're like a gladiator': calcio storico players on the world's most brutal game   

Every year in Florence four teams of locals kick, punch and wrestle each other in an event that dates back to the 15th century. Why do they keep doing it?

By Chloe Beresford for The Gentleman Ultra, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Bruised, bloodied and battered, the 27 Bianchi players from Florence’s Santo Spirito neighbourhood celebrated winning the annual Calcio Storico Fiorentino Championship on Saturday night in the traditional way: by devouring as much Bistecca alla Fiorentina (a famous local steak) as they could eat. They had earned it.

They had been fortunate to make it to the final – they had been losing their semi-final 3-0 when one of their opponents from the Santa Croce quarter kicked a referee and had his team disqualified – but the final was a more taxing affair. After 50 long minutes of action, they secured a narrow 6-5½ victory over the reds of Santa Maria Novella to win their third consecutive title.

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          deviantART Garners $10,037,704 New Financing   
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          deviantART Lands New Funding Round   
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          Jobs in Lagos and Abuja at The Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)   

Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is the umbrella organization for applied epidemiology training, programs in Africa. It oversees the Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs [...]

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          AEE 160: No Idea How to Network in English? 3 Phrases to Help You   

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          Best Sprint Phones   
Sprint offers some of the best smartphones worth bringing home. We've rounded them up just for you! Sprint doesn't exactly play well with others, at least in the sense that the selection of unlocked phones that you can bring to its network is rather limited. If you are trying to bring your unlocked phone to Sprint, it's best to head to the nearest location and ask if your device is compatible. That said, it also has a relatively decent list of phones that you can buy straight from them, including some of the top Android devices available right now. Wondering what those are? Well, we've rounded up a quick list of the best phones Sprint has to offer. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ HTC U11 LG G6 Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Surely, you've heard about Samsung's latest and best? The Galaxy S8/S8+ is on billboards everywhere you for a good reason — it's one of the best Android-powered smartphone releases of the year. This phone comes with the latest specifications...
          With 500 service centers across India, Xiaomi claims it has 'best in class' service delivery   
Xiaomi is solving its after-sales service woes by launching a network of service centers across India. After thousands of complaints from customers regarding poor after-sales service in India all through 2016, Xiaomi vowed to create a better experience this year. To that effect, the company has now announced that it has 500 service centers in the country. To celebrate the launch of the 500th service center — located in Bengaluru — Xiaomi is offering ₹500 in credit for all customers visiting Mi authorized service centers across India today. Xiaomi also mentioned that it has three dedicated factories for repairs, two call centers with over 600 specialists, two large warehouses for spare parts, and a pick up and drop service that's available for more than 8000 pin codes across India. From Xiaomi India managing director and VP Manu Kumar Jain: 500 is another milestone for us in our India journey which is a proof point of our dedication towards after sales experi...
          Sony's PS4 has lost a game and you won't believe the reason why   


SONY has pulled a PS4 game from the PlayStation Network just a few days after it was first listed.
          The best way to start writing about libraries and health is just to begin   
I haven’t blogged in so long that just the idea of writing something felt overwhelming. But the best way to start is to begin. Last July I shared that I had taken a position at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region office at the University of Iowa. I’ve spent the last 6 […]

          Joining the Team at the University of Iowa Libraries and the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine   
I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted a position at the University of Iowa. I will be the Community Outreach Librarian from the Great Midwest Region of the National Network of Medical Libraries. I will be developing and promoting outreach and education within communities in the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of […]

          TELUS connecting residents in Kitamaat Village to fibre optic network   

Over the last month or so, you may have noticed TELUS vehicles and crews in and around Kitamaat Village. They are making improvements in their fibre optic network. TELUS representatives may soon be visiting your home to request permission to connect your home to that fibre optic network. Once connected, you will be under no [...]

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          The Internet of everything water   
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Imagine a world where your spice cabinet reminds you to buy salt, or your cell phone sends a text message about the amount of water left in your water tank. These are the wonders of the Internet of things (IoT).

It has been over a decade since Kevin Ashton, co–founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Auto-ID Center (now Auto-ID Labs), coined the term Internet of Things to describe the network and communication of physical objects that have an IP address for the Internet.


          Happytime Onvif Server 5.4   
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          MAGIX Vegas Pro 14.0.0 rev.270 + RePack by KpoJIuK   
MAGIX Vegas Pro 14.0.0 rev.270 + RePack by KpoJIuK


MAGIX Vegas PRO — мультимедийный профессиональный редактор для опытных пользователей и специалистов которые занимаются видео-монтажом аудио и видео- сведением, созданием полноценных клипов и видео-фильмов. С этой мультимедийной программой опытный пользователь сможет сводить аудио-потоки для своих видео-проектов, редактировать их, обрабатывайть видео, снятое на видео-камеру, или скачанное из сети, накладывайть видео-эффекты, создавать стандартные DVD-диски со сложным видео, субтитрами, многоязычным меню, добавлять комментарии и многое другое. Инструменты, содержащиеся в редакторе мультимедиа 'Magix Vegas Pro', дают возможность редактирования, и обработки в реальном времени форматов DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD/HD-SDI и XDCAM™, точную корректировку аудио, создание объёмного звука и двухслойных DVD. Вы можете прожечь Blu-ray диски прямо с таймлайн для сохранения записи в высоком качестве.
MAGIX Vegas PRO — multimedia professional editor for experienced users and experts who deal with video-installation audio and video mixing, creating a full-fledged video clips and movies. With this multimedia program experienced user will be able to reduce the audio streams for your video projects, edit them, obrabatyvayt video captured by the video camera, or downloaded from the network, nakladyvayt video effects, create standard a DVD-disks with a complex video, subtitles, multilingual menu, add comments, and more. Tools contained in the multimedia editor 'Magix Vegas Pro', allow editing and processing in real-time formats DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD / HD-SDI and XDCAM ™, a precise adjustment of audio, the creation of surround sound and dual-layer DVD. You can burn Blu-ray discs directly from timeline to preserve records in high quality.

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          Shipper - Renaissance Repair and Supply - Kanata, ON   
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          Home-Based Satellite TV Technician/Installer - DISH Network - Flovilla, GA   
We provide classroom and on-the-job training as well as a van, tools, and uniforms. $12 / hour DISH provides our technicians with paid training, uniforms,... $12 an hour
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          Anritsu Company Introduces High-performance BERT To Verify Next-generation High-speed Interface Designs   

Anritsu introduces the Signal Quality Analyzer MP1900A that supports simultaneous multi-channel measurements, PAM4 BER tests, and PCI Express link negotiation. Its comprehensive test capability helps engineers verify next-generation high-speed interface designs.RICHARDSON, Texas, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company introduces the Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT, a versatile solution that can measure next-generation PCI Express Gen 4 and Gen 5 buses, as well as the latest 400 GbE/200 GbE Ethernet networks. With comprehensive...



          Aetna’s New Corporate Home Is At Center Of Digital Future   

As tourists at Chelsea Market were weaving in and out of shops and restaurants during lunchtime Thursday, others made a bee-line for the elevators.

These bear the names of the corporate giants – Google, Youtube, MLB.com, Food Network – that Aetna Inc., will call neighbors once the insurance company...


          With sinking ratings, Greta Van Susteren out as MSNBC host   

Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber.

Van Susteren began hosting a Washington-based 6 p.m. weeknight show at MSNBC on Jan. 9, joining the network after...


          Pengenalan Komunikasi Data   
Pada dasarnya komunikasi data merupakan proses pengiriman informasi diantara dua itik menggunakan kode biner melewati saluran transmisi dan peralatan switching, bisa antara komputer dan komputer, komputer dengan terminal, atau komputer dengan peralatan, atau peratalan dengan peralatan.

Awal tahun 1980 menjadi tonggak revolusi komunikasi data yang menjadikan jaringan komputer global sebagai media komunikasi yang kemudian berkembang pesat. Komputer di rumah dapat dihubungkan dengan internet untuk berkomunikasi dan mencari informasi ke seluruh dunia tanpa perlu pergi ke kantor pos atau perpustakaan, electronic-teller-machine dapat membantu agar para nasabah bank leluasa bertransaksi dimanapun tempatnya tanpa repot pergi ke kantor bank, dan banyak lagi contoh lainnya.

Komputer dan peralatan pendukungnya pada dewasa ini telah menjadi sarana komunikasi yang cukup efisien dengan kemampuan pengolah data yang paling luas penggunaannya, maka tidak ada bentuk informasi yang tidak dapat ditangani oleh komputer beserta perlengkapannya.

Oleh karena itu sarana telekomunikasi dewasa ini akan mengarah kepada komunikasi data dengan komputer sebagai peran sentral, suatu saat komunikasi data dapat menggantikan sarana komunikasi konvensional yang ada saat ini.

Bentuk Komunikasi Elektronik

1. Komunikasi Suara
2. Komunikasi Berita dan Gambar
3. Komunikasi Data

Cara Melakukan Komunikasi Elektronik
 
1. Komunikasi suara 
Komunikasi suara merupakan bentuk komunikasi yang umum. Beberapa cara yang telah dikembangkan jangkauannya dapat meliputi hampir semua tempat didunia. Beberapa cara melakukan komunikasi yang dikenal secara umum adalah :
Komunikasi Radio Siaran

Informasi dipancarkan kesegala arah, bersifat umum, jangkauannya tergantung daya pancar serta ijinnya. Contoh : Radio RRI.

Komunikasi Radio Amatir

Informasi dipancarkan kesegala arah tetapi jumlah pengirim dan penerima informasi terbatas, sifat informasi bersifat pribadi. Contoh : ORARI.
Gambar 1.2 Komunikasi Radio Amatir

Komunikasi Radio Panggil

Digunakan untuk memanggil penerima yang menjadi pelanggan pengirim. Jarak jangkau terbatas. Contoh : Pager. Jangkauannya paling luas. Contoh : Telepon Dial, Hand-phone.
 
2. Komunikasi berita dan gambar 
Telegraf, telex, facsimile, siaran TV

3. Komunikasi data 
Jaringan Umum (public network)
Jaringan pribadi (private network)

Pengertian Komunikasi Data, Telekomunikasi dan Pengolahan Data Komunikasi data merupakan gabungan dari teknik telekomunikasi dengan teknik pengolahan data.

• Telekomunikasi adalah segala kegiatan yang berhubungan dengan penyaluran informasi dari titik ke titik yang lain;
• Pengolahan data adalah segala kegiatan yang berhubungan dengan pengolahan data;
• Gabungan kedua tehnik ini selain disebut dengan komunikasi data juga disebut dengan teleprocessing (pengolahan jarak jauh);
• Secara umum komunikasi data dapat dikatakan sebagai proses pengiriman informasi (data) yang telah diubah dalam suatu kodetertentu yang telah disepakati melalui media listrik atau elektro-optik dari titik ke titik yang lain;
• Sistem komunikasi data adalah jaringan fisik dan fungsi yang dapat mengakses komputer untuk mendapatkan fasilitas seperti menjalankan program, mengakses basis data, melakukan komunikasi dengan operator lain, sedemikian rupa sehingga semua fasilitas berada pada terminalnya walaupun secara fisik berada pada lokasi yang terpisah.

Pemikiran Dalam Komunikasi Data

• Menyalurkan informasi secepat mungkin dengan kesalahan sedikit mungkin;
• Mengintegrasikan semua jenis komunikasi menjadi satu sistem, yaitu ISDN (Integrated Service Digital Network ) atau Jaringan Digital Pelayanan Terpadu;

Keuntungan Komunikasi Data

• Pengumpulan dan persiapan data Bila pada saat pengumpulan data digunakan suatu terminal cerdas maka waktu untuk pengumpulan data dapat dikurangi sehingga dapat mempercepat proses (menghemat waktu).
• Pengolahan data Karena komputer langsung mengolah data yang masuk dari saluran transmisi (efesiensi).
• Distribusi Dengan adanya saluran transmisi hasil dapat langsung dikirim kepada pemakai yang memerlukannya.

Tujuan Komunikasi Data

• Memungkinkan pengiriman data dalam jumlah besar efesien, tanpa kesalahan dan ekonomis dari suatu tempat ketempat yang lain;
• Memungkinkan penggunaan sistem komputer dan peralatan pendukung dari jarak jauh (remote computer use);
• Memungkinkan penggunaan komputer secara terpusat maupun secara tersebar sehingga mendukung manajemen dalam hal kontrol, baik desentralisasi maupun sentralisasi;
• Mempermudah kemungkinan pengelolaan dan pengaturan data yang ada dalam berbagai macam sistem komputer;
• Mengurangi waktu untuk pengolahan data;
• Mendapatkan data langsung dari sumbernya (mempertinggi kehandalan);
• Mempercepat penyebarluasan informasi.

Faktor -faktor pertimbangan Komunikasi Data

• Pengsinyalan Pengsinyalan (signalling) adalah suatu prosedur atau protokol yang harus dilaksanakan terlebih dahulu sebelum pengiriman informasi dimulai.
• Transmisi Media transmisi harus efesien dan dapat melayani berbagai jenis alat. Karakteristik transmisi :
-lebar frekuennsi yang dapat ditampung -redaman
-daya yang dapat ditampung -waktu yang dibutuhkan
• Cara Penomoran Penomoran harus unik dan mengikuti rekomendasi atau persetujuan dari pihak tertentu.
• Cara menyalurkan hubungan (routing) Menentukan policy ( kebijaksanaan ) bagaimana suatu hubungan akan dilaksanakan.
• Cara menghitung biaya (tarif) Menentukan struktur harga bagi jasa pelayanan yang harus dibayarkan.

Bidang-bidang Operasi Komunikasi Data

• Bidang Data Collection Data dapat dikumpulkan dari beberapa tempat (remote station), disimpan dalam memori dan pada waktu -waktu tertentu data tersebut akan diolah. Contoh : aplikasi inventori, penggajian, dll.

• Bidang Inquiry and Response Pemakai dapat mengakses langsung ke file atau program. Data yang didikirimkan ke sistem Komputer dapat langsung diproses dan hasilnya dapat segera diberikan. Bila pemakai melakukan dialog dengan komputer maka sistem semacam ini disebut interaktif. Contoh : aplikasi perbankan, pembayaran dipertokoan.

• Bidang Storage and Retrival Data yang sebelumnya disimpan dalam komputer dapat diambil sewaktu -waktu oleh pihak yang berkepentingan. Contoh : aplikasi Message Switcing dan E-Mail.

• Bidang Time Sharing Sejumlah pemakai dapat mengerjakan programnya secara bersama-sama. Setiap pemakai diberikan kesempatan untuk bekerja selama jangka waktu tertentu yang tetap besarnya, setelah itu pemakai lain akan mendapatkan kesempatan.

Kalau terlalu banyak data yang harus dikerjakan dalam satu satuan waktu fasilitas roll in-roll out harus dipergunakan. Contoh : aplikasi pemakai sistem komputer secara bersama untuk pengembangan perangkat lunak (software), perhitungan, rekayasa, pengolah kata (word processing), CAD (computer aided design), dan sebagainya.

• Bidang Remote Job Entry Remote Job terminal mengirimkan program atau data (teks) untuk disimpan ke komputer pusat tempat data diproses. Program itu akan dikerjakan secara batch, yaitu diolah setelah gilirannya tiba. Contoh : aplikasi yang menggunakan peralatan sistem komputer yang tempatnya berjauhan.

• Bidang Real Time Data Processing and Process Control Hasil proses dikehendaki dalam waktu yang sesuai dengan kepentingan proses tersebut (real time). Contoh : aplikasi pengaturan peralatan industri, sistem kendali proses, sistem telekomunikasi, dsb.

• Bidang Data Exchange Among Computers Pertukaran data berupa program, file dan sebagainya antar sistem komputer. Pada aplikasi ni data yang dipertukarkan jumlahnya banyak dan waktu yang dikehendaki singkat sekali.

Komponen Dasar Sistem Komunikasi Data

• Sumber (pemancar atau pengirim) Yaitu pengirim atau pemancar informasi data. Karena pembahasan berkisar pada sistem komputer maka pemancar adalah sistem komputer. Komunikasi data dapat juga berlangsung dua arah sehingga pemancar juga dapat berfungsi sebagai penerima.

• Media transmisi Yaitu saluran tempat informasi tersebut disalurkan ketempat tujuan. Media Yang dipergunakan dapat berupa : kabel, udara, cahaya, dan sebagainya.

• Penerima Yaitu alat yang menerima informasi yang dikirimkan.

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          Industrial Control Systems Security Market by Solution (Firewall, Antivirus/Anti–Malware, Identity and Access Management, Security Information & Event Management, DDOS, UTM), Service, Security Type, Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets   
The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security market is expected to grow from USD 10.24 Billion in 2017 to USD 13.88 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. The major vendors in the ICS security market include ABB Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland), AO Kaspersky Lab (Moscow, Russia), BAE Systems, Inc. (Farnborough, UK), Bayshore Networks (Maryland, US), Belden Inc. (Missouri, US), Carbon Black, Inc. (Massachusetts, US), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel), Cisco Systems, Inc. (California, US), Claroty (New York, US), CyberArk Software Ltd (Massachusetts, US), FirEye, Inc. (California, US), Fortinet, Inc. (California, US), General Electric Company (Massachusetts, US), Honeywell International Inc. (New Jersey,US), IBM Corporation (New York, US), Indegy (New York City, US), McAfee LLC (California, US), Nozomi Networks (California, US), Raytheon Company (Massachusetts, US), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Wisconsin, US), Schneider Electrics (Rueil-Malmaison, France), SecurityMatters (Virginia, US), Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), Symantec Corporation (California, US), and Trend Micro (Tokyo, Japan)....
          Data Visualization   
There has been a shift in how data is consumed in the last 5 to 8 years. Appropriately so, I believe the consuming data in context and particularly the proper use of process based portals has changed how the typical end-user believes they should be able to find information. Over the next 5 to 8 years I believe the contextual process based mini-portals will become the norm for consumption (some call these mashups). During that time I believe another shift will occur and that is how we view the data that is now gathered in one place. Data Visualization is a term I take a little bit of leeway with. People usually stove pipe data visualization but to me it can mean any image or model that is driven or associated with data. By the way, I like to remind people that this is not a new thing either. The GIS community has been doing this for a decade. The spreadsheet folks have been doing this for longer than that with its charting and mapping capabilities. We were even doing this in Lotus Notes back in the early to mid 90s with hotspot images front-ending a database application.

The reason that I think data visualization is that next wave is for two reasons. The first reason is that for complex processes it is the simplest means for consuming mashed up data. Take a product like OpenView or Tivoli. No one really wants to wade through all of the different log files, patch information, system components, etc… they just want to look at a network topology map and see if the box/line/etc… is green or red. In these types of instances, there is data overload when simply monitoring the exception and quickly understanding what that exception means in context is the most important task. The second reason is that we are getting a huge wave into the workforce of users in the US that are gamers. Gamers are use to data visualization. Go play WoW, EQ2, Half Life, Vanguard, CoH, etc… and you soon get an idea of the vast amount of data that is contained in a world of nothing but visualization. Spend some time in Sims online or Second Life and you see the same model alive and well in a virtual but not game specific community. These users will demand data visualization because they understand the power of it. Being a gamer for so long, I might be biased on this but personally I am deeply excited.

For me I see data visualization as the end to the document/record model we are so trapped in today and instead data could take any form. Think of it like nature in that data is the DNA that makes up the final organism (visualization). The visualization layers will become just as dynamic and will be able to take form based on the smallest component’s sequencing, function and placement. If you want to see someone that gets it, go check out www.bridgeborn.com Their Bridgeworks Engine/Platform shows just a piece of what they are capable of and just a pinhole for where this area is going but man what a sight and hope through that pinhole!!
          Social Networking   
It has been interesting to see how people are reacting this last year to social computing technologies as they become part of the mainstream packages (Lotus Connections & Microsoft MOSS) and as other technologies (SocialText) become real opportunities for enterprise sized organizations. We have been approached by a whole lot more companies/organizations than I ever would have thought (of course my expectations were low <30) wanting to know more about how they could use it and what they could use it for.

The software industry still suffers from marketing self gratifications in this space. What I mean by this is that we come up with words like Wiki, Blog or RSS and post it around like everyone knows what the heck we are talking about. When you ask a non-tech outside they seem to think you are talking about a fruity drink with an umbrella (Wiki), some new form of the creeping crud or something you go 4-wheelin' thru if you are down in KY (Blog), or the latest Rave party drug (RSS). I remember the most hilarious meeting I had been to in a while was one that we brought a vendor to that had blog technology. They pitched it to the customer (someone that has about $600M in capital improvement programs a year) as a tool that "your organization can begin to build communities of interest from". The customer then turned around and said, in all seriousness, "I pay these folks to work not talk about knitting". LOL!

Let me help then a bit. We have been playing around with a lot of social computing tools and solutions lately. My company is about to role out social computing to about 20,000 employees in the next 4-6 months. We have 3 schools, 4 municipalities, 2 defense organizations and about 8 enterprise organizations that are currently going through the evaluation stages and a couple of those are actually now exiting to solution deployment. So what are all of these folks using it for.

1) Talent Retention. You want to keep good talent make them feel like they are part of the company and that their words are heard. When we establish these types of technologies for this solution, we establish a methodology that engages the top management to either participate directly or to ensure their participation in commenting in the community. We all know that tool such as e-mail, the telephone and stop by meetings are horrible ways for people to stay in touch with what others are thinking. However, if you have 10-15% of your staff participating it gives you a good vibe on the community and smart management can make adjustments.

2) Mentoring. We have several industries that the talent pool is retiring at a much faster pace then the new crop is coming through school or that technology can keep up with. That being said, these organization must find a way to capture the knowledge of those users and pass it along to the masses. Things like building classroom curriculum isn't always the most effect. We use these technologies to build a "pod of knowledge" to team people up on tasks but to ensure that the work is a cooperative effort.

3) A One-Way Communication. I know this goes against the concept of "social" computing a bit but I tell you it these are some nice tools if you want to publish updates on processes such as RFI/RFP. There are many type of black hole processes where people are afraid to open the flood gate of communications but with this they can just push out updates that are much easier to do than managing a web site.

I could go on, but that is it for now...
          Going to take another stab   
Well I got nailed the first time I tried to do this. I think I had some things set wrong on the blog and thus I created way more traffic for myself then I ever intended. I am ready to give this another go and have switched things around so that users can just post without my scanning the posts first (which by the way caused too many people to send me e-mails instead of just posting on the blog...a dynamic in social computing to blog about later).

My goal in this next go around is to post once a week. I have learned a ton on this area in the last 6 months or so as the consulting group I am with rolls out more and more social networking solutions. One of the big lessons is to be consistant. I think once a week is a schedule that I can keep....hopefully.
          This could be interesting...probably a failure...but interesting   
One of my favorite brands is at it again. Sony has just announced that they will be shipping a Sony mylo device in September.

If you remember the Sony mylo was a sevice about 5 years ago that fell on its face because of the high service fees and the fact it only worked with the Clie at launch doomed it to failure. This is different though.

This Sony mylo (which stands for My Life On-Line) is a device. You have the touch screen monitor that slides open for a keyboard. Several applications such as e-mail, IM, music player (btw with a 1 gig flash memory built in), video player, photo editor and viewer and VoIP. VoIP you ask? Yep well one of the interesting things about the device is that there is no cellular service for it. It work purely on a WiFi network. I agree with Sony WiFi is becoming prevelant in the US for their target (18-24 year olds) especially around college campuses but I wonder if they aren't 5 years too early.

Three bummers about the device for me.

1) There is no UMD support. I was hoping that they would make the device capable of playing movies to add to its appeal.
2) There is no gaming focus. Yeah I know there PSP is out there but it is overkill for most games on the market for it. The reason the PSP gets knocked (although a decent device) is its size. This could have become a "PSP lite" version to compete more head to head with the Nintendo DS.
3) Lack of partnerships. I saw somewhere that eBay's Skype was planning on being in there somehow but it would have been nice to at least see an iTunes partnership. Apple needs to start making device deals and device dealers need to start making content deals if they want to compete in the long run.
          Patient Access Liaison 1 or 2/Patient Access - Western Connecticut Health Network - Danbury, CT   
Performs registration and admitting functions, and communicates information on financial obligations to both in-patients and out-patients to ensure a &quot;one touch...
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          Patient Access Liaison 1, 2 or 3/Corp Financial Clearance - Western Connecticut Health Network - Danbury, CT   
Performs registration and admitting functions; Level 1 - Associate's Degree and minimum of zero to six months job-related experience....
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          Patient Access Liaison 1, 2 or 3/Contact Center - Western Connecticut Health Network - Danbury, CT   
Performs registration and admitting functions; Level 1 - Associate Degree and minimum of zero to six months job-related experience....
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          Network Engineer (Check Point Firewall or F5 Load balancer)   

          Sr. Cloud Network Engineer 17-00141   

          Life Skills Trainer, Overnight - MENTOR NETWORK - Bowie, MD   
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          Maria Lloyd Speaks On The Blk Wealth Bootcamp & Lack Of Advertising In Blk Owned Businesses   
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          Intervention of potential suicides on railway lines increase   
POTENTIAL life-saving interventions on the rail network have increased by 40 per cent in the past year.
          Web Application Firewall Market 2017-2021 Global Industry Research Report Now Available at ReportsnReports.com   
PUNE, India, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- One trend in the web application firewall market is increase in the number of DDoS attacks. Hackers are increasingly focusing on attacking network layers instead of application layers. Denial-of-service is one of most common techniques used...
          Yelp created the hotdog app from Silicon Valley (only better)   

Yelp’s Photos Team is developing AI and machine learning algorithms to understand content in user photos. Using neural networks, the systems are able to identify specific attributes that make a photo “beautiful.” The neural network can also identify and categorize based on the type of dish in the photo ー meaning that Silicon Valley’s hotdog-identifying app actually exists. The motivation behind the AI is the rise of photo sharing at restaurants. People love snapping and gramming the trendiest spots, dishes, and menus, but they also love posting on Yelp. Over 100,000 photos are uploaded to Yelp per day, so the…

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          Free EternalBlue Vulnerability Scanner Released   

A free tool that can scan networks to discover computers that are vulnerable to the NSA-linked EternalBlue exploit is now available.
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           WebCollage Expands Throughout Europe   

Manufacturers Benefit From Access to Network of European Online Retailers; Retailers Benefit From Enhanced Online Customer Experiences.

(PRWeb January 24, 2008)

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           Consumers Spend More Time Researching Products Online on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Than on Cyber Monday   

Consumer research traffic to manufacturers’ marketing content on retail websites more than doubled in the WebCollage retail network during the 2007 holiday shopping season.

(PRWeb December 11, 2007)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/WebCollage/online_shopping/prweb575951.htm


          Quiz of the Week: How Would You Manage This Young Athlete’s Knee Pain?   

A 13-year-old boy presents with worsening left knee pain. His mother mentions his pain is typically worse after he plays soccer and is exacerbated by kneeling. Examination reveals swelling and tenderness over the tibial tubercle, and pain with resisted knee extension. No erythema or effusion is present. An X-ray demonstrates the findings seen here. Which

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          Specialties and Practice Settings as a Physical Therapist   

What is physical therapy? Chances are, you’ve heard of physical therapy (PT). Perhaps you have even attended physical therapy as a patient. Maybe a friend or family member has had physical therapy in the past. But if pressed, you might not know how to describe or define physical therapy. That’s no surprise; physical therapy is

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           WebCollage Teams with Virtucom Group to Offer Comprehensive Content Creation and Syndication Solutions   

Partnership Validates WebCollage Strategy Of Opening Its Content Syndication Network To Third-Party Content Providers And Puts Syndication Of Product Content To WebCollage’s Industry-Leading Network of Retail Partners Within The Grasp of All Manufacturers.

(PRWeb August 27, 2007)

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          Respiratory Therapist for CPAP Set Ups - Health Sqyre, Inc. - Crescent Junction, UT   
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          Talk Radio: The Wine Crush Celebrates 10 Years on Air   

Cheers to Performance Racing Network’s The Wine Crush, celebrating 10 years on air. Your favorite Chardonnay guzzling diva at The Wine Crush, Laura Lawson, a veteran of the wine business, has hosted the radio show for its 10-year duration. Have you listened in on this wine-centric talk show? PRN’s The Wine Crush A nationally syndicated radio […]

The post Talk Radio: The Wine Crush Celebrates 10 Years on Air appeared first on Wine Lovers Village.


          PC Network Support Technician 3 Fairmont, WV - STS International, Inc. - Fairmont, WV   
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          Some White Rhino Thoughts   
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          South Africa’s transport network   

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          Machinists/Assembly   
MA-Fort Devens, Job Purpose: All assembly positions not listed separately. Duties: * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. * Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job acco
          Hawaiian Electric files plan to modernize grids on five Islands for renewables   
Hawaiian Electric Companies has submitted a draft of its plan to modernize the power grids on the five Islands it serves to bring more renewable resources online. The Honolulu-based utility describes in the plan the scope and estimated cost of updating the energy networks of Hawaiian Electric (Oahu), Maui Electric (Maui, Molokai and Lanai) and Hawaii Electric Light (Big Island) over the next six years, according to a statement. The plan shows how the gird modernization will help the companies achieve…

          Sales Representative - Lift Truck Sales   
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          Online Casino Marketer and Admin by osvaldoaufiero   
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          RainMakers United - A Sales Professionals Network   

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          Player's Network's Weed TV to Live Broadcast First Recreational Marijuana Transaction at Pisos Dispensary in Las Vegas   

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          Gander Outdoors and Overton's Announce Existing Retail Stores Expected to Remain Open Following Recent Acquisition by Camping World   

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2017) -  On May 1, 2017, Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) ("Camping World"), the nation's largest network of RV-centric retail locations and only provider of a comprehensive portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for the outdoor enthusiast, announced the planned acquisition of certain assets of Gander Mountain Company ("Gander Mountain") and its Overton's, Inc. ("Overton's") boating business, following Camping World's successful bid for certain assets of Gander Mountain and Overton's in a bankruptcy auction on April 27, 2017 and April 28, 2017. On May 4, 2017, the transaction was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota (the "Bankruptcy Court").

          CNN Producer Calls Americans “Stupid as Sh**”, says Network is Supposed to be Unbiased “in Theory”   

In the latest undercover video from Project Veritas and their leader James O'Keefe, we meet yet another CNN employee who seems very willing to unmask the propaganda at CNN.

The post CNN Producer Calls Americans “Stupid as Sh**”, says Network is Supposed to be Unbiased “in Theory” appeared first on The Constitution.


          Hungarian Prime Minister says Soros “Mafia” Threatens World Peace   
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban slammed billionaire George Soros Wednesday for running a “mafia network” of NGOs that threatens Europe’s future.

The post Hungarian Prime Minister says Soros “Mafia” Threatens World Peace appeared first on The Constitution.


          Jason Cameron’s Top Five Ideas to Reclaim Your Yard   

Landscaping expert Jason Cameron, host of DIY Network's "Desperate Landscapes," offers creative ideas for transforming underutilized yards into unique, fun outdoor living spaces that will make homeowners, children, and pets want to spend more time outside. These innovative uses of synthetic grass by ForeverLawn also offer safe surfacing ideas in areas where growing a lawn is problematic.

(PRWeb May 26, 2015)

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          Persbericht: BLU Networks lanceert OneSpace   
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          Companies still hobbled from fearsome cyberattack   
HOUSTON (AP) -- Many businesses still struggled Friday to recover hopelessly scrambled computer networks, collateral damage from a massive cyberattack that targeted Ukraine three days ago....
          Germany passes law against online hate speech   
BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers approved a bill on Friday aimed at cracking down on hate speech on social networks, which critics say could have drastic consequences for free speech online....
          [wanabidii] Top Headlines: Indo-China border tension intensifies; both deploy 3,000 troops   
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          Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence   
CHICAGO – Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions."

Trump's remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago.

State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that "we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago."

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help." In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to "send in the Feds."

Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help.

"Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving," Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said "the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested."

In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes.

Trump's latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel's morning show, "Fox & Friends," said the Justice Department is "sending in additional gun investigators" to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney's office to prosecute gun cases aggressively.

"The police have been demoralized in many ways," he said. "In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago's public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals."

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders.

On Friday, Sessions said the Justice Department will send more federal prosecutors to "prioritize prosecutions to reduce gun violence."

Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them.

The Justice Department said that's because Chicago was already part of a similar Justice Department program called the Violence Reduction Network, which began in 2014. Under that initiative, federal agents teamed up with their local counterparts to share resources and intelligence.

The Justice Department spokesman said the department will keep working with cities including Chicago under the new crime-fighting program, called the Public Safety Partnership. And he noted that dozens of additional ATF agents had "surged" into Chicago so far this year.


          Innovazione Sociale, prima edizione festival “STRAIGHT UP”   

Giovedì 29 dalle ore 19.30, Borghetto Europa – Catania FESTIVAL STRAIGHT UP, A CATANIA UN’ESPLOSIONE DI SOCIAL INNOVATION Il primo evento dedicato all’innovazione digitale per favorire lo sviluppo di nuovi progetti e sostenere le startup del territorio CATANIA – Innovazione, formazione, networking e creatività; e ancora talk ispirazionali, intrattenimento, start up e musica passando per i pitch professionali capaci di trasformare un’idea in risultato: tutto questo sarà la prima […]

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          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion   
PARIS – A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have just been a ruse.

"It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government," Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency's elite cyberwarfare group, said in an online chat. "The 'ransomware' component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one)."

UKRAINE IN PAIN

Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete.

"There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks," said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. "ATMS are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited." He estimated damage in "the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions."

And that's just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. "I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days," said Williams.

In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin's regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine.

Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world's leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation's voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia.

THE MOSCOW CONNECTION

The malicious program, which is known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims' files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment – usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency.

But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000.

Firms including Russia's anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program's authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen.

The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

"Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack," said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine's power grid.

What's most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it caused – much of it within Russia itself. That's highly atypical behavior for nation-states.

ACCOUNTING FOR MALWARE

Williams and other researchers said all evidence indicates that NotPetya was introduced via Ukrainian financial software provider MeDoc. It is one of just two companies in the eastern European nation that supplies required tax software, Zhora said.

Security experts believe MeDoc was the unwitting victim of something akin to a "watering-hole attack," where a malicious program surreptitiously planted at a popular destination infects parties that visit. MeDoc's user base is heavily financial – and includes multinational corporations with offices in Ukraine.

NotPetya was cleverly engineered to spread laterally within Windows networks and across the globe via private network connections. Globally, dozens of major corporations and government agencies have been disrupted, including FedEx subsidiary TNT.

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hit hardest, said Thursday that most of its terminals were running again, though some are operating in a limited way or more slowly than usual.

Problems have been reported across the shippers' global business, from Mobile, Alabama, to Mumbai in India. At Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, several hundred containers could be seen piled up at just two of more than a dozen yards.

"The vessels are coming, the ships are coming, but they are not able to take the container because all the systems are down," trading and clearing agent Rajeshree Verma said. "We are actually in a fix because of all this."


          You Went To BlogHer . . . Now What?!?!   
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          Автоэнкодеры в Keras, Часть 5: GAN(Generative Adversarial Networks) и tensorflow   

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(Из-за вчерашнего бага с перезалитыми картинками на хабрасторейдж, случившегося не по моей вине, вчера был вынужден убрать эту статью сразу после публикации. Выкладываю заново.)

При всех преимуществах вариационных автоэнкодеров VAE, которыми мы занимались в предыдущих постах, они обладают одним существенным недостатком: из-за плохого способа сравнения оригинальных и восстановленных объектов, сгенерированные ими объекты хоть и похожи на объекты из обучающей выборки, но легко от них отличимы (например, размыты).

Этот недостаток в куда меньшей степени проявляется у другого подхода, а именно у генеративных состязающихся сетейGAN’ов.

Формально GAN’ы, конечно, не относятся к автоэнкодерам, однако между ними и вариационными автоэнкодерами есть сходства, они также пригодятся для следующей части. Так что не будет лишним с ними тоже познакомиться.

Коротко о GAN


GAN’ы впервые были предложены в статье [1, Generative Adversarial Nets, Goodfellow et al, 2014] и сейчас очень активно исследуются. Наиболее state-of-the-art генеративные модели так или иначе используют adversarial.

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          Kinetic assembly of coordination networks   
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC04277A, Feature Article
Hiroyoshi Ohtsu, Masaki Kawano
Kinetic assembly is an important method for obtaining desired materials in chemical synthesis and material sciences. We highlight the kinetic assembly of porous coordination networks, which promote the production of...
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          Create YOUR Own Economy   
Have been thinking along the lines of how we entrepreneurs respond to swings in the economy... and have been discussing the concept of 'Create YOUR Own Economy' at our INNER Circle Business Forum meetings - for venues see: http://www.innercircleforum.com/

You see, we entrepreneurs just don't have any time for recessions and/or depressions in our economies... nor, for that matter, can we afford any time with negative thinkers. So the only way to avoid the problems that affect others is to create our own economies.

In ..1 ..2 ..3 terms there are just 3 simple things that we can focus on:


1. To SELL MORE of my product/service - that's up to me and my team

2. To CREATE MORE sales distribution channels - collaborating with like-minded entrepreneurs in your business network

3. To CREATE NEW revenue-generating opportunities/businesses - through Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances - see: mdiVENTURES


It's all about being of like-minded, abundance mentality with plenty of enthusiasm and serious intent for sharing resources, skills and opportunity.

Get creative, connect, collaborate, innovate ways to generate another R10 000, R50 000, R100 000, R500 000, R1 MILLION and MORE with your entrepreneurial business peers... whatever the scale of YOUR business objective meeting... YOU CAN do it..!

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          Making A Difference In SOWETO   
mdiVENTURES has been cementing joint venture relationships with organisations in Soweto.

The graphic below shows the link that flows from business networking relationships made at the INNER Circle Business Forum, to joint venture strategic alliances nurtered through mdiVENTURES, to a number of interconnected business strategies with differing business partners all designed to help one of our key partners - The SOWETO Chamber of Commerce & Industries - to make a significant difference to SME business entrepreneurs in Soweto.



Note the importance of bringing together motivated, enthusiastic independent business entrepreneurs (e.g. StaffWeb, Ubuntu Kraal and Ushamwari, some at grass-roots, first-time, start-up level (e.g. Community 100 Empowered) and recognised corporate institutions (e.g. Nedbank) to leverage off each others critical skills, resources and contributions.

If YOU want to make a difference in SOWETO in any way, let us know on this link and we'll get back to you ASAP to discuss how we can apply your idea, resource or contribution:

YES Please, I DO Want To Make A Difference In SOWETO, Here's My Idea or Contribution
          DXCC Country/Entity Report   
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Thursday, 22nd June, through Thursday, 29th June there were 206 countries active
          Trump loves to say media companies are 'failing' — here's how they're actually performing   

Trump watching Super BowlReuters/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump often labels media companies as "failing." He's taken shots at BuzzFeed during press conferences. He's repeatedly pounded on CNN, and particularly enjoyed that network's recent journalism stumble.

And of course, Trump has hammered the MSNBC show "Morning Joe" this week, causing a political firestorm that has stretched across both parties.

If you follow the advertising business, you'd not be surprised to hear that traditional media business models are under a lot of pressure as consumer consumption habits are going through rapid changes driven by technology.

But here's an ongoing question: are the media companies Trump refers to as failing" actually failing? 

Here's a look at how these companies are performing from an audience and financial perspective.

 

"Failing" CNN

Screenshot via CNN

CNN is a frequent Trump target.

But CNN just enjoyed a 39% jump in it ratings for adults aged 25 to 54, reported Variety.

It's true that a few years ago, CNN was really struggling. But lately all of cable news networks have enjoyed a resurgence, as Ad Age's Anthony Crupi noted recently on Twitter.

Performance- 

Nielsen says that CNN averaged over 1 million viewers during prime time during the second quarter of this year.

Financials-

CNN's parent company Time Warner pulled in  $7.74 billion during its most recent quarter, a jump of 5.8% versus last year, reported Deadline. But ad sales were down for the company's cable networks.



'Low rated' 'Morning Joe'

Morning Joe

This week, President Trump has been in attack mode when it comes to the MSNBC show.

Performance-

"Morning Joe" averaged just under 1 million viewers during the second quarter of this year, according to Nielsen. That's up from roughly 600,000 average viewers a year ago and lands MSNBC just behind Fox News in the morning news race, per Nielsen.

Financials-

MSNBC has been on a recent ratings surge, and SNL Kagan says the network will pull in $267.8 million this year, reports Variety. Parent company NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp., pulled in close to $7.9 billion during the first quarter this year, up 14.7% versus the same period last year, reported the Los Angeles Times.



'Failing New York Times'

Getty Images/Mario Tama

President Trump has frequently referred to the New York Times as "failing."

It's true that at the height of the recession, the Times had to borrow money from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. But recently, the company has seen a surge in subscriptions and scoops thanks in part to Trump. But there's no question newspapers continue to grapple with a declining circulation and print advertising landscape.

Performance-

The Times' website exceeded 94 million unique users in May, per comScore, a jump of 36% from last year. 

Financials-

The Times reported that it now has over 2.2 million digital-only subscribers. However, print ad revenue slipped 18% during its most recent quarter. Overall revenue landed at $399 million in the first quarter, up 5% versus the same period in 2016.



'Failing pile of garbage' Buzzfeed

Getty Images/Kimberly White

At a press conference earlier this year, Trump referred to BuzzFeed as a "failing pile of garbage."

Performance-

According to comScore, BuzzFeed reached over 80.1 million unique users in May, an increase of 8% from the previous year. BuzzFeed has launched several sub-brands on social media platforms, such as the food-focused Tasty–which boasts of nearly 87 million followers on Facebook. Overall the company says it generates 9 billion views a month across all of its distribution outlets.

Financials-

BuzzFeed has received two rounds of investment from NBCUniversal, putting its valuation at $1.5 billion. The company is projecting $350 million in revenue this year, according to Bloomberg.



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This past week, President Trump took a shot at the Washington Post and Amazon.

 Actually, Amazon doesn't technically own the Washington Post, founder Jeff Bezos does. 

Performance-

The Washington Post's web traffic exceeded 80.7 million unique users in May, up 28% versus the same month in 2016, according to comScore. The media company has produced a number of big scoops this past year.

Financials-

The company does not report its revenue publicly, but according to Politico Washington Post went on a hiring spree following the 2016 election. 



ABC, CBS, other TV networks

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Trump has labeled several other big TV networks as 'failing' though it's not always clear what he's referring to.

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CBS has one of the top shows on TV in "The Big Bang Theory," while ABC has a long-running hit in "Scandal."

Financials-

While primetime TV ratings continue to shrink, ABC just reported that it was able to achieve high single-digit rate increases during the recently completed "upfront" ad sales period.

Meanwhile, CBS said that its first quarter revenue was $3.34 billion down from $3.59 billion during the same quarter last year when the network aired the Super Bowl.



Vanity Fair "way down, big trouble, dead"

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Last year, Vanity Fair posted a scathing review of one of President Trump's restaurants, and he did not like it.

There's no doubt that Vanity Fair is facing a tough market for print advertising. Still, the company reported an immediate jump in business following Trump's tweet.

Performance-

Vanity Fair nabbed 13,000 new subscriptions within 24 hours of Trump's social media response, according to Poynter. The magazine says it reeled in 107,460 new subscribers from December of last year through June, a jump of 365% from the same time period the year prior.

Financials-

Parent company Conde Nast is private and does not report revenue data publicly.



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          Twitch is doing all it can to attract more streamers (AMZN)   

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Amazon’s streaming platform, Twitch, has unveiled a slew of new features for its mobile app, which could help attract more broadcasters and users to its platform, The Verge reports.

The announcement continues a strong year of updates for Twitch — it recently released subscription options and in-stream video game sales for affiliate streamers to help broadcasters monetize. The new updates are expected to be available in July.

Here are a few of the more notable updates:

  • Mobile live streaming. Broadcasters can now stream to their channel from Twitch’s mobile app. This could attract more streamers to Twitch, as the feature provides flexibility, and a more convenient way to create content. This could draw in more viewers if broadcasters begin streaming non-game content with greater frequency. However, broadcasters can’t yet live stream gameplay, which may be discouraging to those interested in the medium.
  • Dark mode. This is a user interface theme that converts the normally white elements of Twitch’s interface to a darker shade. The mode could present a more pleasant viewing experience for users watching in low-light environments, helping to further entice people to binge watch on the platform. In turn, this could boost user engagement and retention. The feature helps differentiate Twitch from YouTube, which doesn’t currently offer a dark mode on its mobile app.
  • Twitch Pulse. Twitch Pulse is a social feed where broadcasters can post content — including text, links, videos, and images — for viewers to engage with. The feed is similar to Twitter, and could help with user retention as it provides content for users to interact with when streams aren’t occurring. Building out Twitch’s mobile app will be crucial for it to stay competitive against other popular social apps, such as Facebook and Snapchat, which have a strong mobile presence with multiple use cases and functionalities, as well as other streaming platforms like YouTube Live.

As Twitch and other streaming platforms grow, one must ask what the future of eSports will look like. How high can it climb? Could it reach the mainstream popularity of baseball or football? How will advertisers be able to reach an audience that does its best to shield itself from advertising?

Robert Elder, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled an unparalleled report on the eSports ecosystem that illuminates the business of eSports from four angles:

  • The gaming nucleus of eSports, including an overview of popular eSport genres and games; the influence of game publishers, and the spectrum of strategies they adopt toward their respective eSport scenes; the role of eSports event producers and the tournaments they operate.
  • The eSports audience profile, its size, global reach, and demographic, psychographic, and behavioral attributes; the underlying factors driving its growth; why they are an attractive target for brands and broadcasters; and the significant audience and commercial crossover with traditional sports.
  • eSports media broadcasters, including digital avant-garde like Twitch and YouTube, newer digital entrants like Facebook and traditional media outlets like Turner’s TBS Network, ESPN, and Canal Plus; their strategies and successes in this space; and the virtual reality opportunity.
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          Cisco introduces new training and developer programs to accelerate adoption of intent-based networking   
Designed to be intuitive, Cisco's new network can recognize intent, mitigate threats through encryption, and learn over time LAS VEGAS, Cisco Live US — June 26, 2017 — Cisco today announced that its global ecosystem of customers, developers and partners are embracing the company's ambitious vision for a new era of networking. Unveiled last week, Cisco's new network can recognize intent, ...
          Greta Van Susteren abruptly leaves MSNBC after six months   

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MSNBC anchor Greta Van Susteren announced in a tweet that she is leaving the network after just six months.

"I am out at MSNBC," she wrote.

Van Susteren's new show premiered in January, several months after she was taken off the air at Fox, where she had worked for over a decade, amid a difficult contract renegotiation.

Chief legal correspondent Ari Melber, who has played a number of different roles at the network over the past several years, will replace Van Susteren permanently.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin informed staff about the change in a memo Thursday afternoon.

"MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have decided to part ways," Griffin wrote. "Greta is a well-regarded television veteran and one of only a few broadcasters who can say they’ve hosted shows at all three major cable news networks. We are grateful to her and wish her the best.

"I’m also pleased to share that Ari Melber, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent and host of the 'The Point' on weekends will become the permanent host of the 6pm hour next month. Ari is a frequent presence on TODAY and across various MSNBC shows and will continue those appearances as he takes on his new duties."

While cable programs often take years to steadily grow ratings, Van Susteren's show at 6 p.m. was one of the lower-rated shows on cable news in her time slot.

In the second quarter of this year, she trailed both Bret Baier's "Special Report" on Fox and Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" on CNN in overall viewers and in advertisers' coveted demographic of viewers between 25-54 years-old. 

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          Deploying Highly Available Virtual Interfaces With Keepalived   

Linux is a powerhouse when it comes to networking, and provides a full featured and high performance network stack. When combined with web front-ends such asHAProxylighttpdNginxApache or your favorite application server, Linux is a killer platform for hosting web applications. Keeping these applications up and operational can sometimes be a challenge, especially in this age of horizontally scaled infrastructure and commodity hardware. But don't fret, since there are a number of technologies that can assist with making your applications and network infrastructure fault tolerant.

One of these technologies, keepalived, provides interface failover and the ability to perform application-layer health checks. When these capabilities are combined with the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) project, a fault in an application will be detected by keepalived, and the virtual interfaces that are accessed by clients can be migrated to another available node. This article will provide an introduction to keepalived, and will show how to configure interface failover between two or more nodes. Additionally, the article will show how to debug problems with keepalived and VRRP.

What Is Keepalived?


The keepalived project provides a keepalive facility for Linux servers. This keepalive facility consists of a VRRP implementation to manage virtual routers (aka virtual interfaces), and a health check facility to determine if a service (web server, samba server, etc.) is up and operational. If a service fails a configurable number of health checks, keepalived will fail a virtual router over to a secondary node. While useful in its own right, keepalived really shines when combined with the Linux Virtual Server project. This article will focus on keepalived, and a future article will show how to integrate the two to create a fault tolerant load-balancer.

Installing KeepAlived From Source Code


Before we dive into configuring keepalived, we need to install it. Keepalived is distributed as source code, and is available in several package repositories. To install from source code, you can execute wget or curl to retrieve the source, and then run "configure", "make" and "make install" compile and install the software:

$ wget http://www.keepalived.org/software/keepalived-1.1.17.tar.gz  $ tar xfvz keepalived-1.1.17.tar.gz   $ cd keepalived-1.1.17  $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local  $ make && make install 

In the example above, the keepalived daemon will be compiled and installed as /usr/local/sbin/keepalived.

Configuring KeepAlived


The keepalived daemon is configured through a text configuration file, typically named keepalived.conf. This file contains one or more configuration stanzas, which control notification settings, the virtual interfaces to manage, and the health checks to use to test the services that rely on the virtual interfaces. Here is a sample annotated configuration that defines two virtual IP addresses to manage, and the individuals to contact when a state transition or fault occurs:

# Define global configuration directives global_defs {     # Send an e-mail to each of the following     # addresses when a failure occurs    notification_email {        matty@prefetch.net        operations@prefetch.net    }    # The address to use in the From: header    notification_email_from root@VRRP-director1.prefetch.net     # The SMTP server to route mail through    smtp_server mail.prefetch.net     # How long to wait for the mail server to respond    smtp_connect_timeout 30     # A descriptive name describing the router    router_id VRRP-director1 }  # Create a VRRP instance  VRRP_instance VRRP_ROUTER1 {      # The initial state to transition to. This option isn't     # really all that valuable, since an election will occur     # and the host with the highest priority will become     # the master. The priority is controlled with the priority     # configuration directive.     state MASTER      # The interface keepalived will manage     interface br0      # The virtual router id number to assign the routers to     virtual_router_id 100      # The priority to assign to this device. This controls     # who will become the MASTER and BACKUP for a given     # VRRP instance.     priority 100      # How many seconds to wait until a gratuitous arp is sent     garp_master_delay 2      # How often to send out VRRP advertisements     advert_int 1      # Execute a notification script when a host transitions to     # MASTER or BACKUP, or when a fault occurs. The arguments     # passed to the script are:     #  $1 - "GROUP"|"INSTANCE"     #  $2 = name of group or instance     #  $3 = target state of transition     # Sample: VRRP-notification.sh VRRP_ROUTER1 BACKUP 100     notify "/usr/local/bin/VRRP-notification.sh"      # Send an SMTP alert during a state transition     smtp_alert      # Authenticate the remote endpoints via a simple      # username/password combination     authentication {         auth_type PASS         auth_pass 192837465     }     # The virtual IP addresses to float between nodes. The     # label statement can be used to bring an interface      # online to represent the virtual IP.     virtual_ipaddress {         192.168.1.100 label br0:100         192.168.1.101 label br0:101     } } 

The configuration file listed above is self explanatory, so I won't go over each directive in detail. I will point out a couple of items:

  • Each host is referred to as a director in the documentation, and each director can be responsible for one or more VRRP instances
  • Each director will need its own copy of the configuration file, and the router_id, priority, etc. should be adjusted to reflect the nodes name and priority relative to other nodes
  • To force a specific node to master a virtual address, make sure the director's priority is higher than the other virtual routers
  • If you have multiple VRRP instances that need to failover together, you will need to add each instance to a VRRP_sync_group
  • The notification script can be used to generate custom syslog messages, or to invoke some custom logic (e.g., restart an app) when a state transition or fault occurs
  • The keepalived package comes with numerous configuration examples, which show how to configure numerous aspects of the server

Starting Keepalived


Keepalived can be executed from an RC script, or started from the command line. The following example will start keepalived using the configuration file /usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf:

$ keepalived -f /usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf 

If you need to debug keepalived issues, you can run the daemon with the "--dont-fork", "--log-console" and "--log-detail" options:

$ keepalived -f /usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf --dont-fork --log-console --log-detail 

These options will stop keepalived from fork'ing, and will provide additional logging data. Using these options is especially useful when you are testing out new configuration directives, or debugging an issue with an existing configuration file.

Locating The Router That is Managing A Virtual IP


To see which director is currently the master for a given virtual interface, you can check the output from the ip utility:

VRRP-director1$ ip addr list br0 5: br0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN      link/ether 00:24:8c:4e:07:f6 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff     inet 192.168.1.6/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global br0     inet 192.168.1.100/32 scope global br0:100     inet 192.168.1.101/32 scope global br0:101     inet6 fe80::224:8cff:fe4e:7f6/64 scope link         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever  VRRP-director2$ ip addr list br0 5: br0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN      link/ether 00:24:8c:4e:07:f6 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff     inet 192.168.1.7/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global br0     inet6 fe80::224:8cff:fe4e:7f6/64 scope link         valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever 

In the output above, we can see that the virtual interfaces 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101 are currently active on VRRP-director1.

Troubleshooting Keepalived And VRRP


The keepalived daemon will log to syslog by default. Log entries will range from entries that show when the keepalive daemon started, to entries that show state transitions. Here are a few sample entries that show keepalived starting up, and the node transitioning a VRRP instance to the MASTER state:

Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived: Starting Keepalived v1.1.17 (07/03,2009) Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived: Starting VRRP child process, pid=1889 Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Using MII-BMSR NIC polling thread... Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Registering Kernel netlink reflector Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Registering Kernel netlink command channel Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Registering gratutious ARP shared channel Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Opening file '/usr/local/etc/keepalived.conf'. Jul  3 16:29:56 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Configuration is using : 62990 Bytes Jul  3 16:29:57 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: VRRP_Instance(VRRP_ROUTER1) Transition to MASTER STATE Jul  3 16:29:58 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: VRRP_Instance(VRRP_ROUTER1) Entering MASTER STATE Jul  3 16:29:58 disarm Keepalived_VRRP: Netlink: skipping nl_cmd msg... 

If you are unable to determine the source of a problem with the system logs, you can use tcpdump to display the VRRP advertisements that are sent on the local network. Advertisements are sent to a reserved VRRP multicast address (224.0.0.18), so the following filter can be used to display all VRRP traffic that is visible on the interface passed to the "-i" option:

$ tcpdump -vvv -n -i br0 host 224.0.0.18 tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode listening on br0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 96 bytes  10:18:23.621512 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 102, offset 0, flags [none], proto VRRP (112), length 40) \                 192.168.1.6 > 224.0.0.18: VRRPv2, Advertisement, vrid 100, prio 100, authtype simple,                  intvl 1s, length 20, addrs: 192.168.1.100 auth "19283746"  10:18:25.621977 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 255, id 103, offset 0, flags [none], proto VRRP (112), length 40) \                 192.168.1.6 > 224.0.0.18: VRRPv2, Advertisement, vrid 100, prio 100, authtype simple,                  intvl 1s, length 20, addrs: 192.168.1.100 auth "19283746"                          ......... 

The output contains several pieces of data that be useful for debugging problems:

authtype - the type of authentication in use (authentication configuration directive) vrid - the virtual router id (virtual_router_id configuration directive) prio - the priority of the device (priority configuration directive) intvl - how often to send out advertisements (advert_int configuration directive) auth - the authentication token sent (auth_pass configuration directive) 

Conclusion


In this article I described how to set up a host to use the keepalived daemon, and provided a sample configuration file that can be used to failover virtual interfaces between servers. Keepalived has a slew of options not covered here, and I will refer you to the keepalived source code and documentation for additional details



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          Trump's war with the media is reaching new heights as the Republican healthcare bill stalls   

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President Donald Trump has escalated his war on the mainstream media in recent days with raging tweetstorms and public remarks that veer off message.

Over the past week, the White House has engaged in a series of provocations of media outlets that have shocked even reporters and observers who have become accustomed to Trump's often factually inaccurate jabs at the media at campaign rallies and on social media.

Trump's escalation came to a head Thursday when he unleashed a series of venomous tweets criticizing "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and remarking (possibly falsely) on Brzezinski's appearance.

The backlash was almost immediate, as many decried the remark as sexist and others questioned its veracity outright.

The tweets came after several days during which the Trump White House had further provoked the media.

Politico reported that the White House hoped to seize on what staffers saw as a victory when CNN retracted a story over the weekend about a Trump transition official's interactions with a Russian oligarch. The bungled story led to the resignations of three high-level, respected staffers at the news network.

The president and several top staffers tweeted about the incident, and the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, repeatedly mocked CNN reporter Jim Acosta for protesting the communications shop's decision to cut back the number of televised press briefings.

And on Tuesday, the deputy White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, asked Americans to watch a video showing John Bonifield, a CNN health editor who is not involved in Russia-related coverage, questioning the network's decision to focus on the investigations of the Trump administration's Russia connections.

"There's a video out there circulating right now, whether it's accurate or not, I don't know, but I would encourage everybody in this room, and frankly, everybody across the country to take a look at it," she said, after referring to CNN as "that outlet."

She continued: "If it is accurate, I think it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think we have gone to a place where if the media can't be trusted to report the news, then that's a dangerous place for America, and if that's the place where certain outlets are going, particularly for the purpose of spiking ratings, and if that's coming from the top, that's even more scary, and that's even more disgraceful."

The president also appears to be seething over aggressive media coverage in private. At a closed-door fund-raiser with donors and lawmakers on Wednesday at his Washington, DC, hotel, Trump reportedly seemed fixated on the media, singling out CNN commentator Van Jones.

Trump spoke for about 30 minutes at the event, according to people present who spoke with Politico, and "continued to bash a favorite target — the media, and, in particular, CNN." Trump reportedly "presented himself as a victim of its reporting, which he described as deeply unfair."

Trump's frequent attacks on the media come as the Senate struggles to win support for its healthcare bill. One of Trump's key campaign promises was repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and that effort now seems to have stalled.

The White House also deemed this week "Energy Week," but Trump's attacks have distracted from that message as well.

Many Republicans have publicly criticized Trump for focusing on the media, saying his actions are stifling attempts to gin up support for the Republican healthcare bill.

"Obviously, the more we can focus and have a debate with the White House and the Senate and the American people and the House about how we're going to fix the failing Obamacare system, how we are going to go forward united, I think that is more helpful to the dialogue," Rep. Tom Reed told CNN on Thursday.

Trump has strayed off GOP talking points in other public appearances as well, including during a major rally last week. During his remarks in Iowa that were carried on national television, Trump asked Senate Republicans to "add some money" to the healthcare bill, leading some senators to suggest that the president lacks a grasp of the legislation that aims to cut costs.

And while some Republicans have expressed frustration with Trump's inability to stay on message, others have suggested Trump should largely stay on the sidelines in the healthcare fight if he contradicts or can't effectively propagate the party's message.

"You know, he's very personable and people like talking to him and he's very embracing of that, so there will be certain people he'd like to talk to," Sen. Bob Corker said, according to the Associated Press. "But I'd let Mitch" McConnell, the Senate majority leader, "handle it."

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          Joseph just missed NFL’s top 100   
As NFL Network counted down the top 100 players for 2017, the Minnesota Vikings’ biggest player, Linval Joseph, barely missed out.
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