AN INCREDIBLE STORY: Meet the museums, theatres and arts organisations awarded £13m funding   
THIS week, the government's main arts funding body has pledged a whopping £13m over the next four years to ten Oxford museums, theatres and other arts organisations.
          Inside Sales   
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          Director of Solar Product Engineering   
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          Cuba, Australia pledge to strengthen economic cooperation   

Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla of Cuba and Julie Bishop of Australia at the signing of the new Memorandum on Friday in Havana Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, Friday signed a memorandum of understanding whereby both countries will strenthen their economic ties.


          King, Gay Sanders   
Gay Sanders King Milledgeville, Georgia- Gay Sanders King age 84, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M....
          Fairline launches apprenticeship programme   

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Supported by the British Marine Federation and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme, which encourages businesses to train apprentices, Evolve Business Training - the employer focused arm of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education in Northamptonshire - will work closely with Fairline to develop and deliver the apprenticeship training standards and assessments.

The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship programme will be tailored to the requirements of the global luxury yachting industry and will be based at Fairline’s Oundle headquarters and at the college’s Corby campus. The apprenticeship scheme will be a four year programme, during which time apprentices will gain invaluable training and experience, and learn and develop the specialist skills and knowledge required in building luxury motor yachts.

Stefan Whitmarsh, Head of Engineering at Fairline, says, “We are excited to be working with the apprentices from Tresham, it’s a unique opportunity for the students to learn a wide variety of trades and specifically, boat building.  The new apprenticeship scheme forms part of the plan to strengthen our business for the future, and it’s a chance for the 22 apprentices to be part of a great British brand that delivers luxury boats to a global audience.”

Rachel Kay, Deputy Principal and MD at Tresham says, “This is an excellent career opportunity for young people, and a chance to get on board with a major global player in the luxury boating market.”

Paul Harris, Administrator of the Shipwright Apprenticeship Scheme, says, “Through discussions between Shipwrights and the British Marine Federation we are meeting with Colleges and local businesses, such as Tresham and Fairline, to secure the return of marine apprenticeships to the region.”

Recruitment of the team of 22 apprenticeships is already underway and the Fairline Boatbuilding / Shipwright Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2015.


          2014 marks landmark year for Fairline boatbuilders   

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23 members of staff working across the Fairline factories will reach the quarter century milestone in the months ahead – the highest number in one year to date. Recruited in 1989, these loyal employees joined the company just four years after the launch of the very first Targa model and two years before the debut of the now renowned Squadron series.

One such employee is Line Manager Gary Stanford, who started out working on the production moulds at Fairline. Gary will celebrate his 25th anniversary on 6th February 2014.

Commenting on reaching the milestone, Gary said: “It’s a great feeling to have worked at Fairline for so long. One of the best things about working here is the pride we take in watching our high quality motor yachts roll out of the door. If you look at any of our boats you can see the time, effort and craftsmanship that goes into each one. 

“I’ve got some great memories of my time here, including working on the ‘old’ Squadron 58. We managed to get the turnaround time down to eight days and production ran like clockwork. It was long hours and hard work but it was all worth it when you saw the finished boat.”

Kevin Gaskell, CEO of Fairline Boats, commented: “2014 looks to be an exciting year for Fairline Boats and our employees. For 23 members of the team to reach the 25 year mark is an incredible testament to the passion and dedication of our talented workforce. We hope to see many more of our craftsmen reach this milestone in the years ahead.”

To acknowledge 25 years of loyal service, members of staff can choose a gift and flowers are also sent to their spouses or partners. Family members will also be invited to a special presentation, where the achievement will be formally recognised.


          Curry por 201   

Como se esperaba, los Warriors pusieron todo su esfuerzo para retener a Stephen Curry, quien finalmente pasó a tener un salario acorde a su condición de estrella luego de cobrar la temporada anterior "apenas" 12 millones.

El reciente campeón con los Warriors firmó un contrato de 201 millones de dólares por los próximos cinco años, que lo pone como el mejor pagado de la NBA y de todas las ligas profesionales de Estados Unidos.

Curry ahora superará en salario a LeBron James, de Cleveland, que fue el primero en felicitar a su rival una vez que se enteró de la renovación de su colega.

FILE - In this May 30, 2016, file photo, fans cheer as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry yells after the Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif. One of the NBA's biggest bargains until now, Curry is about to receive his massive payday.  Golden State general manager Bob Myers said Friday, June 30, 2017, the Warriors will finalize a contract with the two-time MVP once the free agency moratorium ends July 6.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Anoche a primera hora se largó la carrera de negociaciones y renovaciones entre los jugadores y los equipos de la NBA, en lo que se denomina "agencia libre". Los contratos negociados desde el 1 de julio y hasta el seis de este mes se empezarán a firmar quedarán oficializados a partir del viernes próximo.

Entre otras operaciones que fueron adelantadas por distintos medios de comunicación, el alero Paul George, de Indiana Pacers, pasó a Oklahoma City Thunder a cambio de Victor Oladipo y Domantas Sabonis.

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También, los Warriors se aseguraron la renovación de otra pieza capital en su esquema: Shaun Livingston. A sus 31 años, el escolta ha alcanzado un acuerdo por tres temporadas y 24 millones de dólares. El tercer año del acuerdo estaría parcialmente garantizado: sólo 2 de los 8 millones quedarían asegurados para el jugador.

Otro equipo que rompió la chequera fue Los Angeles Clippers: extendieron el contrato del ala pivote Blake Griffin a cambio de 173 millones por cinco temporadas, lo que convierte su acuerdo en el segundo más importante de la NBA. 

Además, se produjeron otros movimientos y, a la espera de la firma del acuerdo, otras negociaciones contractuales estarían encaminadas:

Tony Snell continuaría en Milwaukee por cinco campañas y 46.000.000.

Patty Mills habría sellado un acuerdo para continuar en San Antonio hasta 2021 (4 temporadas), por los que recibiría 50 millones.

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Jeff Teague ficharía por Minnesota a cambio de 57.000.000 por tres campañas.

Cristiano Felicio no se movería de Chicago, con los que firmaría por 32 millones y tres temporadas.

Jrue Holiday seguiría en New Orleans, a cambio de 126 millones por cinco temporadas.

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          Fairline North Mallorca awarded Dealer of the Year   

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Leading luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats hosted its annual dealer conference on Tuesday 11th June at Rushton Hall, highlighting its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and 48ft range.  The conference saw the Targa 48 OPEN being unveiled to Fairline’s global dealers ahead of its world debut in July, and included a tour of the new manufacturing facility, presentations from key suppliers, and an awards dinner.  The awards ceremony celebrated the best in category for Fairline dealers including the Service Excellence Award, the Vision & Investment Award and the Dealer of the Year Award.   

The full list of awards and winners in each category include: 

Service Excellence Award – Fairline Channel Islands

Marketing Innovation Award – Fairline Florida

Dealer of the Year Award – Fairline North Mallorca

Vision & Investment Award – Fairline Turkey

Vision & Investment Award – Fairline India

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The 2013 Fairline Dealer Conference has truly highlighted the incredibly high standards of Fairline dealers worldwide.  The award winners epitomise the innovation, vision and customer service that Fairline is renowned for.

“We are very proud of our dealerships, and see them as a vital part of making Fairline Boats the world-class luxury brand that it is.  Their intimate local knowledge and experience ensures we can offer a consistently high level of service right around the world.”     

The 2013 Fairline Dealer Conference also included business updates from Fairline and Better Capital and gave Fairline suppliers the opportunity to network with individual dealers.


          Fairline wins Editor’s Choice Award   

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The Fairline yacht won the Best Import Motoryacht award in the 60-70 feet category. With exceptional sea-keeping and a beautiful quality of finish, the luxurious Squadron 60 illustrates just why Fairline continues to lead the way in motor yacht engineering and design. The Squadron 60 was chosen by the award’s panel of judges, made up of the editors from AIM Media titles including Yachts International and Power & MotorYacht magazine.


Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing, commented: “We are very pleased to have won the Editor’s Choice Award. We were up against the entire industry, and we were delighted to hear the editors championed the Squadron 60. It is good to be acknowledged for the hard work and passion we put in to our manufacturing, and we look forward to introducing the Squadron 60 in America in 2013 and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

The Editor’s Choice Award is a new AIM Marine Group award, recognising the best the boating industry has to offer.


          Re: Does Your Patent Attorney Possess ‘Reasonable Skill and Knowledge’?    

Are you suggesting that a patent attorney might actually draft and prosecute a claim that they (or their client) actually know/believe to be invalid? I think that the high water mark for such a circumstance, at least insofar as litigated patents are concerned, is probably Les Laboratoires Servier failing to heed its Australian attorneys' advice to incorporate additional disclosure of the 'best method' in its specification (see Patentee Punished for Failing to Heed Attorney’s Recommendation). In that case, of course, the court exercised its discretion to disallow the amendment in the first place, so the question of limiting damages under s 115 never arose (although Servier could have rectified the deficiency before the Patent Office under s 104, had it the foresight to do so).

More commonly, knowledge of invalidity arises at some later date, perhaps because of the preference, as you rightly note, to err on the side of breadth in the absence of any reason to act otherwise. The court appears to have been quite sympathetic to this reality, notwithstanding the suggestion that there may be some 'gap' between the bad faith of 'covetous claiming' and the 'good faith' require by s 115(1) (see, e.g., [39]-[47] of the decision). I doubt, therefore, that drafting broadly is a problem, in and of itself, so long as it is done competently and in good faith.

I take your point, however. Section 115, on its face, is concerned with the specification as a whole, and it does not appear that it would matter that there may be an infringed claim that is wholly untouched by an amendment. Although the argument could be made that a patent specification which includes at least one valid and successfully enforceable claim has surely been drafted with reasonable skill and knowledge! And if the invalid claim was obtained in something other than good faith, then passing on the amendment may not save the day anyway - there is always the possibility of an attack under s 138(3)(d).


          Re: Does Your Patent Attorney Possess ‘Reasonable Skill and Knowledge’?    

It will be interesting if this issue is ever addressed in a case where a knowingly invalid claim has sat alongside a valid independent claim. In such a case it may be safer to leave the invalid claim in place and merely sue on the valid claim.
It also raises the issue that in drafting we would generally err on the side of an overly broad claim, rather than a too-narrow one (noting that broadening amendments may not be possible in some jurisdictions). This case suggests that one needs to be cautious with such an approach, at least in some instances.


          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

Hi Andy,

I agree that the scenario of commonly-owned yet independent firms was not mentioned or addressed in the explanatory memorandum. But what you said was that this was somehow purposeful, with the objective of avoiding scrutiny. The only people involved in, and ultimately responsible for, drafting the legislation were the relevant officers of IP Australia, others within the Department of Industry, the Parliamentary Draftsman, and the Minister. So who exactly is it, if not these people, that you are suggesting 'purposely omitted' the scenario from a desire to 'avoid any scrutiny'? It is this attribution of motive that I consider unsubstantiated.

And I stand by calling your assertion that firms have 'not bothered to inform their overseas clients or their local clients about the new arrangements' ill-informed, because to the best of my knowledge and belief it is factually incorrect. This is not, therefore, a matter of 'opinion'. Where there is scope for opinion is in whether the listed firms have done all that they could or (arguably) should to educate clients and the wider market about the operational aspects and consequences of the arrangement.

On this point, I agree completely with the Board (and it is clearly the Board's words you are quoting there, not Professor Christie's). I have reiterated this view repeatedly, most recently in my response to 'Dave's comment in this discussion. But I do think that the listed firms have been trying to do the right thing, although they may have underestimated the difficulty of the task. The Board has hit the nail right on the head here: 'achieving complete awareness and understanding ... is unlikely to be possible in practice.' But this is true in many industries and professions - clients are often not as sophisticated (or interested) as their advisers.

You have been outspoken in your views on the developments in the Australian profession, and the firm you work for has been one of those that is using this as a opportunity to market your independence as a virtue. I have no issue with that at all, indeed I think it is one of the benefits of this process that firms on both sides can use the relative pros and cons of different structures as a means to differentiate themselves in the market. There is a genuine choice available to clients in this regard that was not open to them previously (assuming this is something they care about).

However, it is one thing to promote your independence as a virtue, and another altogether to cast aspersions on, or attribute nefarious motives to, your competitors who have chosen to go down a different path. And while everyone is certainly entitled to an opinion, not all opinions are created equal. There is an alternative name for opinions that are based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than on facts and evidence. That word is 'prejudices'.


          SkyBiz HomeBiz 1899 Plan: 10Mbps internet with no data cap and free cable TV   

SkyBiz, SkyCable’s ISP brand that aims to cater businesses and corporation, has a new product aimed at households. The new SkyBiz HomeBiz 1899 aims to deliver ultra-fast speeds for the small businesses and companies. Staying true to its purpose, SkyBiz’s new business-grade broadband plan shows that someone finally acknowledges home-based jobs and small companies as a […]

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          Janitor - The Salvation Army - Valley, PE   
Completion for Public School. We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will pro-actively contact those selected for interviews....
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          Comment on Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Why no love for UVA basketball? by Nelson Jon Kane   
Rochester, Minnesota: No Brilliant Company Is Disrupting any $200 Billion Industry.
          Comment on Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Disappointing end to UVA sports year by Chris Graham   
Hmmm. They're all sort of not like the others.
          Comment on Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Disappointing end to UVA sports year by Chris Graham   
Thanks! We do try. Thanks for the attaboy.
          Comment on Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Disappointing end to UVA sports year by Nelson Jon Kane   
I love the sportswriting on this website. They're not trying to be the southern "University of Virginia Sports Publicity Department," that's for sure! They tell it like it is.
          Sales Marketing Professional - CYV Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd - Woodstock, NB   
Sales Marketing Professional. Preference will be given to university graduates possessing a working knowledge in social media and smartphones.... $20 an hour
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          353 Fernledge Dr New Kensington, PA 15068 - $185000   
Located in New Kensington, this multi-level style home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. 353 Fernledge Dr is situated in the New Kensington-Arnold School District. The sale of this home includes refrigerator, dish washer, disposal, multi-pane windows, automatic garage door opener, and window treatments. This home also has a 2 car integral garage, 1 fireplaces, gas, forced air heating, and central air cooling.
          Are you a procrastinator?   
I definitely am! I am so envious of the many writer's blogs I visit where the authors are so diligent and so prolific - I am in awe of them :)

But I know I will never be like them (sadly), so I have my own techniques for dealing with procrastination. I was asked to write a blog post for Romance Writers of Australia's 50ks in 30 days event, which is taking place at the moment. I am an under performing participant, as I very very optimistically thought I could write 40K despite being on my honeymoon throughout June. Ha! But, I am writing, and will certainly write much more than I would have otherwise. (also, this way I am not heading for early divorce :) ).

I will be lazy and repost my blog below, or you can view the original here: RWA's 50ks in 30 days

The Procrastinator’s Guide to 50ks in 30 Days

I am a terrible procrastinator. The worst, quite possibly. But I have written a 50K book in 30 days – and that book will be my debut novel for Harlequin Mills & Boon in September. And if I – a writer who will find absolutely anything to do, other than actually write – can do that, than other procrastinators can too. I promise!

I’ve attempted 50k30days before, and failed dismally. It even took me four years to finish my first manuscript! So what changed this time? How was I magically cured of this dreadful procrastination curse?

Well, sadly – I’m still a procrastinator. Procrastination, I’m pretty sure, is here to stay. But now I have tools to deal with it. I cannot promise that what worked for me will work for you, and I can promise that nothing I’m about to say is particularly ground breaking. But it worked for me, so well that the word count I’m capable of achieving when I follow these steps still shocks me.

So here it its…

Leah Ashton’s Anti-Procrastination Toolkit

1. Erase the guilt
So you’re a procrastinator. Everyone around you is more productive and diligent than you (or so it seems!). Cue hours of self-flagellation. Or – acknowledge that you are what you are, and find techniques that allow
you to up your word count regardless. Feeling guilty won’t put words onto paper – so what’s the point?

2. Give yourself a real deadline
I would love to be one of those people who can’t bear a day without writing, but…well… I’m not. So, I need a deadline to get my butt in the seat. And it needs to be a real one, not just “I will write 10K by the end of
the month”, it needs to be a deadline with consequences if I fail. Prior to publication, my deadlines were planned around writing competitions. So if I didn’t hit my deadline, I couldn’t enter.
So, give yourself a deadline, with a real consequence. Find a writing competition with an entry date in early July. Sign up for a pitch at the conference. Anything – but make sure there is a consequence other than, “oh well.”

3. Have a plan (or even a plot)
I used to think I was a seat-of-my-pantser, resulting in the euphoric dashing off of an effortless chapter one, and chapter two and… then……nothing. I know this will be controversial with confirmed pantsers, but I strongly recommend at least a sketch of your plot. Just a vague plan of where you’re going and the main turning points along the journey. Why?
Well, nothing triggers a serious procrastination session for me than a blank page and absolutely no idea where I’m going. Reduce the risk of finding yourself with terrifying nothingness ahead of you and plan. Your plan is your safety net – and besides, you can always ignore it!

4. Remove yourself from temptation
What do you do when you procrastinate? Do you read? Watch TV? Surf the Internet? Whatever it is, get yourself away from it. Be dramatic if you have to – go write at a café, have someone physically remove your TV from your house, give your modem to your husband and tell him he is not under any circumstances to give it back. You get the idea?
Obviously this is for confirmed procrastinators like me – if will power is enough for you, then that is awesome, but if not, do whatever you have to do. The Internet is my vice, and I’ve been known to lock my Internet dongle in my car, or alternatively I use a really nifty program called Freedom (available for Mac and PC), which cost $10 and will block the Internet for up to 8 hours – and the only way to get it back is to re-boot your computer. If it’s just some sites that suck the time out of your day, look into browser add-ons like Google Chrome’s StayFocusd or Firefox’s LeechBlock. Both will either block a site totally, or give you a maximum time limit per day.

5. Write with your friends
The discovery of sprints (where you write for 30 minutes or an hour with a friend, and then report back with your word count) was a breakthrough for me. I am a slow writer, so I never had super impressive word counts, but knowing I had to report in with my word count was super motivating.
Make sure you check into the Sprint Sessions in the RWA Chatroom throughout 50Ks in 30 Days, or follow along on Twitter. And if you can’t write with your friends? Well…

6. Sit down, and start typing
It’s hardly surprising, but the reality is if you sit down every day, without any distractions, and simply write a word, followed by another word, and then another – your word count will go up. Sometimes the idea of writing X number of words can be so overwhelming that starting seems impossible. But when you do start, and regardless if the words flow or are squeezed out painfully – as long as you’ll keep writing, you’ll hit your
word count. And once you start doing it day after day – well, before you know it – you would have written a book. Or 50Ks in 30 days!

There you have it – my procrastinator’s guide to 50Ks in 30 days. Please let me know if you reach into my toolkit – I’d love to know if it helps you, too. And as I’m also looking for new weapons to slay the procrastination beast – what tips have I missed that help you?
          New country classifications by income level: 2017-2018   

Updated country income classifications for the World Bank’s 2018 fiscal year are available here.

The World Bank assigns the world's economies into four income groups — high, upper-middle, lower-middle, and low. We base this assignment on GNI per capita calculated using the Atlas method. The units for this measure and for the thresholds is current US Dollars.

At the Bank, these classifications are used to aggregate data for groups of similar countries. The income-category of a country is not one of the factors used that influence lending decisions.

Each year on July 1st, we update the classifications. They change for two reasons:

1. In each country, factors such as income growth, inflation, exchange rates, and population change, influence GNI per capita.

2. To keep the dollar thresholds which separate the classifications fixed in real terms, we adjust them for inflation.

The data for the first adjustment come from estimates of 2016 GNI per capita which are now available. This year, the thresholds have moved down slightly because of low price inflation and the strengthening of the US dollar. Click here for information about how the World Bank classifies countries.

Updated Thresholds

New thresholds are determined at the start of the Bank’s fiscal year in July and remain fixed for 12 months regardless of subsequent revisions to estimates. As of July 1 2017, the new thresholds for classification by income are:

Threshold GNI/Capita (current US$)
Low-income < 1,005
Lower-middle income 1,006 - 3,955
Upper-middle income 3,956 - 12,235
High-income > 12,235

Changes in Classification

The following countries have new income groups:

Country Old group New group
Angola Upper-middle Lower-middle
Croatia High-income Upper-middle
Georgia Upper-middle Lower-middle
Jordan Upper-middle Lower-middle
Nauru High-income Upper-middle
Palau Upper-middle High-income
Samoa Lower-middle Upper-middle
Tonga Lower-middle Upper-middle

The country and lending groups page provides a complete list of economies classified by income, region, and lending status and links to previous years’ classifications. The classification tables include all World Bank members, plus all other economies with populations of more than 30,000. The term country, used interchangeably with economy, does not imply political independence but refers to any territory for which authorities report separate social or economic statistics.

Tables showing 2016 GNI, GNI per capita, GDP, GDP PPP, and Population data are also available as part of the World Bank's Open Data Catalog. Note that these are preliminary estimates and may be revised. For more information, please contact us at data@worldbank.org.


          Q2 2017 Update of World Development Indicators Available   

The World Development Indicators database has been updated. This is a regular quarterly update to over 600 indicators and includes both new indicators and updates to existing indicators.

2016 data for population, GDP and GNI-related indicators have been released for countries and aggregates. Other data that have been updated include: balance of payments series, monetary indicators, military expenditure, and merchandise trade. The classifications of countries by income, and aggregations by income group reflect new fiscal year 2018 income classifications.

New Public Private Partnership series have been introduced in this release. The percentage of people with an account (SDG 8.10.2 from the Findex) is also available and disaggregated by sex, income, and education level.

Purchasing Power Parities have been updated for OECD and Eurostat countries to reflect their latest release. Purchasing Power Parities and related indicators in PPP terms for Cuba (expenditures, income, etc.) have been removed.

Data can be accessed via various means including:

- The World Bank’s multi-lingual, mobile-friendly data site, http://data.worldbank.org  
- The DataBank query tool: http://databank.worldbank.org 
- Bulk download in XLS and CSV formats and directly from the API


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          SAS Executive - Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited - Shillong, Meghalaya   
Knwoledge of IT &amp; Telecom Infra &amp; Power. Coordinate with vendor for implementation of SAS....
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          SAS Executive - Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited - Cuttack, Orissa   
Knwoledge of IT &amp; Telecom Infra &amp; Power. Coordinate with vendor for implementation of SAS....
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          Sr Software Engineer - Medtronic - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Electronics or Electrical Engineer. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY. Software Engineers work closely. Together Medtronic and Covidien are working to improve how....
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          11p-7a PC Aide (uncertified aide) - William Penn Care Center - Delmont, PA   
Maintain working knowledge of established sanitary and infection control policies and procedures. \*Must be willing and able to work holidays and weekends.*.... $9 an hour
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          3p-11p PC Aide (uncertified nurse assistant) - William Penn Care Center - Delmont, PA   
Maintain working knowledge of established sanitary and infection control policies and procedures. \*Must be willing and able to work holidays and weekends.*.... $9 an hour
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          Dietary Aide FT 11a-7p - William Penn Care Center - Delmont, PA   
Maintain a working knowledge of established sanitary and infection control policy and procedures. The Dining Services Aide is to assist with the preparation and... $9 an hour
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          Certified Nursing Assistant/CNA-Home Health - Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care - Preston, ID   
Knowledge of basic infection control procedures. Make home visits to provide or assist with personal hygiene including bathing, toileting, dressing, skin and...
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          Accounts Payable Manager   
MD-Columbia, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in the Columbia, Maryland (MD) area who is seeking an AP Manager to join their team. Responsibilities Include: Manages accounting functions including maintenance of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and project accounting; ensures accuracy and timeliness Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies, including account
          Endpoint Security Specialist (Government)   
MD-Columbia, The Endpoint Security System (ESS) Specialist will be a member of the Operations Team and provide support in strategic implementation of ESS program requirements to ensure systems compatibility and to leverage best practices, lessons learned, and experiential knowledge. The ESS Specialist shall provide support services for all aspects of installing, configuring and tuning the DoD Enterprise-wide E
          E-Commerce EDI Specialist - LASSONDE PAPPAS AND CO INC - Carneys Point, NJ   
Knowledge of Unix shell scripting and basic commands essential, AIX exposure a plus. E-Commerce EDI Specialist....
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          Machinist - Elkhart Products Corporation - Geneva, IN   
Knowledge of feeds and speeds for metalworking. Monitoring the feed and speed of machines during the machining process. Elkhart Products Corporation....
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          Computational Science Developer II - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Cold Spring Harbor, NY   
Good working knowledge of basic UNIX command line tools (e.g. The Ware Lab at the world-renowned Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ( CSHL ) has an immediate...
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          Liberty’s Revolution   

By Kyle Becker

The War of Independence was not the culmination of irresistible forces but of enlightened ideas. It was the shining ideal of liberty that changed the course of history, and it remains eternally available for mankind to do so again. The path to liberty was long and arduous. Nothing came easy, and the oppressive state that ruled our forebears did not yield to eloquence, but to force. It required the steely resolve of our intellectual ancestors, men willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, for the American colonists to shrug off their oppressors. The European heritage of ...

The article Liberty’s Revolution is original content from Conservative Daily News.


          Software Developer I - Federal Home Loan Bank of NY - Jersey City, NJ   
Strong knowledge of the Unix and Windows operating systems. Thorough knowledge of system integration issues between diverse platforms (PCs, UNIX, Windows)....
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          What Are More Frequent Periods A Sign Of   
December 16, 2010 14 - Lawrence Dauré Acrimed of the guest of December 9, 2010


Dauré Lawrence came to present Acrimed, Action media critic.
social movement born in 1995 in the wake of Call for solidarity with the strikers, our association, to perform the functions of a media watchdog has made since its inception in 1996 as an association-junction. It brings together journalists and media staff, researchers and academics, social movement actors and "users" of media. It seeks to share professional knowledge, theoretical knowledge and knowledge activists in the service of an independent critique, radical and uncompromising. It also evokes
signed articles in the Lawrence site Acrimed, whose treatment is especially Malfait and not by the media came from Noam Chomsky June 2010.
link to the article on the advent of Chomsky: http://www.acrimed.org/auteur208.html

          Sr. Dot Net Developer - Pointed Squares Edventure Pvt. Ltd. - Secunderabad, Telangana   
Working knowledge in any of the Cloud Platform like Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS etc would be a plus. .Net Framework 3.5 &amp; Above ,ASP.NET, C#, LINQ, , MVC, Web...
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          Financial Consultant - Sterling National Bank - Yonkers, NY   
Knowledge of LPL procedures and Branchnet System is an asset but not required. Sterling National Bank is an organization committed to strong growth....
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          Personal Trainer - Anytime Fitness - Brampton, ON   
Certified First Aid. Program Design Knowledge. Certified Personal trainer. Brampton, ON- l6x0b3.... $25 an hour
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          Retail Sales Clerk - Rhymes with Purple - Salmon Arm, BC   
We're a new toy and game store in the downtown core of Salmon Arm! If you truly enjoy interacting with the public, like to share your knowledge of products in...
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          Comentário sobre Parque de diversões ou horrores por WilliamKix   
?Essay for 2017 Software Below are essay prompts for your 2017 Standard Software along with the Coalition Software. Equally first-time college students (potential freshmen) and transfer students use either the Widespread Software or the Coalition Software to apply to Purdue. For 2017 enrollment, these purposes will be available in the market in early August 2016.  Guidelines When applying to Purdue you should make use of the Well-known Software OR the Coalition Software, not equally. Do your research. Select your essay prompt(s) by primary deciding which colleges you plan to apply to. If all the colleges you plan to apply to make use of the Typical Software, this software may be the most useful choice for you. If all make use of the Coalition Software, that may be the more beneficial choice. Although Purdue employs both of those, some colleges only use a person or the opposite. The essay demonstrates your ability to put in writing clearly and concisely over a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself inside your very own voice. What do you like the readers of your software to know about you apart from courses, grades, and examination scores? Purdue's own Web-based Composing Lab  gives you advice on creating essays for college purposes. First-Time College Students (Freshmen) The Widespread Software Freshman Essay Prompts (required minimum-maximum word count: 250-650) Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is definitely so meaningful they believe their software would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The lessons we take from failure may very well be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time in case you knowledgeable failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the adventure? Reflect over a time in the event you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to definitely act? Would you make the same decision again? Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It should be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that's of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a method. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within just your culture, community, or family. The Coalition Software Freshman Essay Prompts (recommended minimum-maximum word count: 300-500) Tell a story from your life, describing an have that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it. Describe a time whenever you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater positive was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution. Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs? What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the right part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)? Post an essay on the topic of your choice. College Transfer Students  Essay Prompt to the Basic and Coalition Purposes - same for each (minimum/maximum word count: 250-650) Please produce a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring as well as the objectives you hope to attain. 
          Plant Utility Person, West - Metrolinx - Canada   
Minimum nine (9) months experience in general building and grounds maintenance providing a good knowledge of mechanical/electrical equipment, snow and ice... $25.78 - $31.66 an hour
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          Highly recommended!!   
The best installation crew we have ever worked with. Customer Service, knowledge, completed job in less time and saved us money!! Highly reccommended.
          Pops and O.P. - "You Go To My Head"   
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“Louis Armstrong  was the father of “vernacular music,” which was made possible by the microphone.  Anyone with any kind of contemporary rhythmic concept —be they singer, instrumentalist, or composer-arranger— owes a debt to Armstrong.  By the way, my favorite Armstrong performance, both playing and singing, is his 1957 recording of “You Go To My Head” with Oscar Peterson. If you want to understand where Miles Davis came from, and why Armstrong is still relevant today, listen to this.  I often play it for students, and many of them find it a life-changing record.”
- Bill Kirchner, Jazz musician


Returning to the subject of favorite recordings, Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [825 713-2] has been included in that group since Verve released it in 1957.


Louis’ meeting with Oscar Peterson's trio, is as Richard Cook and Brian Morton in The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 6th Ed “perhaps a mixed success, but nevertheless an intriguing disc.”


Peterson can't altogether avoid his besetting pushiness, yet he's just as often sotto voce [a quiet or understated voice; literally “under the voice”] in accompaniment, and on the slower tunes especially - Sweet Lorraine and Lets Fall In Love and You Go To My Head.”


But the important point here is that “the chemistry works, and Louis is certainly never intimidated.”


I also agree with them when they assert: “It’s good to hear [Pops] on material more obviously 'modern' than he normally tackled and, although he sometimes gets the feel of a song wrong, he finds a surprising spin tor several of the lyrics.”


But I think, the most important point to be made in its favor is that, thanks again to the intercession of impresario Norman Granz in, that the album exists!


How many times have you heard friends’ remarks about Wish List recordings - “Gee, I wonder what it would have sounded like to have so-and-so performing with such-and-such - while knowing that the reality is that’s never going to happen because those artists are no longer with us?


I’ve often longed for a Louis Armstrong-Art Tatum recording, but that never happened, either. Thankfully, this one did, especially since Oscar Peterson gets a close to Tatum as anyone ever did.


Put another way, although a modern stylist and very much his own man, Peterson’s homage to Tatum is very much apparent in his playing and is what I think that Cook-Morton are referring to when they mention Oscar’s “besettling pushiness.” But that’s not the way I hear it. What’s on display here is a great accompanist offering his talents to a great soloist, one very much deserving of his respect.


More about the special nature of Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson [Verve 825 713-2] is revealed in Leonard Feather's liner notes from the original LP release of this material:


"When I was a kid," Louis Armstrong says, "I used to go singing around in churches or choirs or on street corners. You'd get four hustlers on a corner who could make a sharp quartet. 1 was about seven years old when I started singing. We'd pass the hat and sometimes we'd make as much as $1.50 a night. That was like $150 a night now"


This recollection places Satchmo's vocal career ahead of his horn-blowing life by several years and means that he has been singing, for pleasure and money, over half a century. Since today his popularity with the general public can be credited even more to his singing than to the trumpet that originally made him a globally known figure, and since the present album is basically a set of vocal performances, it is interesting to note that this thorny, rock-bottomed approach to the use of the human voice predated (and in a sense predicted) similar melodic and rhythmic nuances on the cornet and trumpet.


As George Avakian pointed out in The Jazz Makers (Grove Press), Louis "developed a whole school of jazz singing, based on a literal interpretation of the folk and blues singers' approach to the voice as an instrument. Louis showed that the emotional meaning of o lyric can be expressed through vocal inflections and improvisations of a purely instrumental quality just as effectively — more so, in fact — as through words. This line of development paralleled the growth of his instrumental influence. It still embraces every jazz and popular singer today"


All this can be applied at full strength to the dozen interpretations on these sides of material that generally falls in the popular song category. What Louis may lack in clear understanding of the lyrics' meaning in occasional lines is more than compensated by his overall feeling for the mood of both lyrics and melody. And there are, of course, additional virtues in the presence of his companions. The Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One (Louis Bellson again rounds out the rhythm section as he did on previous albums in which Oscar's trio played for Louis, Ella Fitzgerald and others) is perhaps the most perfectly integrated rhythmic unit of its kind in contemporary jazz.

Peterson's background is about as different from Louis' as Admiral Byrd's from Dr. Livingstone's; yet it is this very contrast, and the eclectic quality in his work, that makes him the ideal accompanist, for any singer or instrumentalist of any jazz school. What Louis learned on the streets and in the Waifs' Home in New Orleans has its best possible complement in what Oscar learned during rigorous classical studies north of the border. Neither had to bend a millimeter in musical concession to the other; the blend of spontaneous musicianship and academic knowledge was natural and immediate.


All the songs in this are from 15 to 30 years old; all have been used extensively by jazzmen, though in several instances Louis had never before recorded them. ...


You Go To My Head is, unless memory fails, Louis' first recorded performance of a number he could and should have introduced as soon as it was published, over 20 years ago. Perhaps in an effort to compensate for keeping us waiting so long, he plays an entire chorus and sings another. Not since Billie Holiday has there been a comparable sympathetic treatment….


Hearing Louis in the un-frilled, ungimmicked setting of the Oscar Peterson rhythm section will be a treat for those who have often seen him in person and wished for fewer encumbrances. Basically Louis needs nobody but Louis — he could stand all alone in the middle of the Sahara, singing selected excerpts from the Tunis telephone directory, and we suspect he could make it for a week without food and water. But if there must be someone else, let it be the man whose team made this
session such a happy occasion for all concerned. The meeting of Armstrong and Peterson marked one of the most catalytic moments since the day when Peterson met Norman Granz.”


Of You Go To My Head, Ted Gioia has written in The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire [Oxford]


You Go to My Head
Composed by J. Fred Coots, with lyrics by Haven Gillespie


“In 1934, this same songwriting duo collaborated on "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," which endeared itself to Mom and Dad by getting countless youngsters to move from the naughty to nice cohort group. Four years later, some of those nice kids had grown up, but I'm confident few parents encouraged their headstrong teens to follow the lead of the new Gillespie-Coots hit "You Go to My Head." This song was a paean to romantic infatuation, packed with similes relating love to booze; in the course of a few bars — musical ones, that is, not those called "Dew Drop Inn" — we get references to champagne, burgundy, and a kicker of julep. Indeed, this song comes closer than any tune I know to capturing in musical form the feeling of losing control.


If the words were a bit too sophisticated for the kids, so was the music. "You Go to My Head" is an intricately constructed affair with plenty of harmonic movement. The song starts in a major key, but from the second bar onward, Mr. Coots seems intent on creating a feverish dream quality tending more to the minor mode. The release builds on the drama, and the final restatement holds some surprises as well. The piece would be noteworthy even if it lacked such an exquisite coda, but those last eight bars convey a sense of resigned closure to the song that fittingly matches the resolution of the lyrics.


Four artists had hit records with this song during the summer 051938. Larry Clinton's version was the biggest success, reaching as high as #3, but Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra each enjoyed placement in the top 20 with their releases. The song fell out of circulation during the early 19403, but was widely covered during the second half of the decade, with artists from a range of stylistic camps — including Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa, Lena Home, Coleman Hawkins, Dave Brubeck, Artie Shaw, and Lennie Tristano — bringing their individual talents to bear on it.


Vocalists tend to take this song at a "deep ballad" tempo, sometimes so extremely slow that they test the competence of the rhythm section to maintain a sense of swing while moving along at less than 40 beats per minute. Check out the recordings by Betty Carter and Shirley Horn for examples of how this can work when the instrumentalists on hand match the skill of the singer. In contrast, Bill Evans — whom one might expect to linger over the chart — delivers a simmering hard bop treatment on his 1962 Interplay album, helped along by Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard.


Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond take a different approach in their 1952 duet performance from Storyville, mixing romanticism and cerebral deconstruction in equal doses. Desmond had such fondness for this recording that when he and Brubeck reunited for a duet project in 1975, he wanted to showcase "You Go to My Head" again, and the song served as the emotional centerpiece of the resulting album. Both versions are worth hearing, but the earlier track is especially revealing of the simpatico relationship between these two artists, and is my favorite performance from their work for the Fantasy label.”


Here’s a video of Pops and OP performing You Go to My Head.




          Case Study downtown pop up   
While waiting in downtown Portland for the Max light rail train, I looked across the street and saw this:


I was drawn like a moth to a flame.  It turned out that it was a "pop up" in a retail space that was being built out for a new tenant.  The tiny kiosk was set up in a doorway; and, just a few feet beyond the barista, there was nothing but bare studs and work lights.  What  really made this jarring was the espresso machine: a Kees van der Westen Speedster.   Among the truly espresso obsessed, this is equivalent to, say, seeing a Lamborghini  Countach drive by your house.  Not an everyday occurrence.

The Speedster is, along with a few other machines, on the leading edge of espresso technology.  It is really set apart, though, by its striking aesthetics.  Below is a photo of the Speedster at Case Study; but the lighting, the camera and my photography skills really do not do it justice.


Although I had already had four double espressos that day (intensive blog research!), I was unable to resist the siren song of the Speedster.  The friendly and knowledgeable barista pulled me a very ristretto shot of a medium roasted bean that was complex, slightly citrusy and sweet.  I paid the jangly fried nerve price later, but, for that moment, I understood why the Speedster has earned its reputation as one of the premiere espresso machines.
          Maglia Rosa   
Maglia Rosa is an espresso kiosk located inside West End Bikes.  The kiosk's name is Italian for the "pink jersey," which is awarded to the rider with the lowest aggregate time in Italy's premier bike race, the Giro d'Italia.  West End Bikes is in downtown Portland, and is an excellent place to go if you feel the need to spend $6,000 on a bike.  Maglia Rosa's pleasures are similarly stratospheric in quality, but much more affordable.


Using a fully tricked out LaMarzocco, the barista pulls exquisite shots.  Single origin only, from Stumptown Roasters.  The attention to detail is remarkable.  I commented on the perfection, and the barista's reaction implied that this was a matter of course and nothing else would be acceptable or even possible.  She generously shared her knowledge and I loved her intensity.  I later discovered that Maglia Rosa is owned by United States Barista Champion, Phuong Tran.


In a town where the quest for the very best coffee can seem close to blood sport, Maglia Rosa is a contender.





          Ristretto Roasters on North Williams   
I was at Ristretto Roasters yesterday and noticed the barista really putting her body weight into tamping an espresso shot.  Among coffee geeks, this kind of thing is controversial.  Some insist that the coffee should be no more than lightly tamped.  The "consensus" is that one should tamp with about 25 to 30 pounds of downward pressure (you can even buy a tamper that has a built in device for measuring exactly 30 pounds of pressure).  So one might see a nerdy eyebrow or two raised about the Ristretto barista's tamping gusto. But any critics would be silenced by the resulting shot: nutty aroma and big caramel malt flavors with impressive mouthfeel.

They do not actually roast at this particular Ristretto Roasters; that is done at another of their handful of locations.  Like many small roasters in Portland, Ristretto's focus is on medium roasts, while apparently eschewing the black-oily french and italians that once seemed to define gourmet coffee.  Their Beaumont Blend is a good choice when making espresso at home, but they also have an ever changing selection of single origin beans.

This store is a personal favorite.  The staff is knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic about coffee minutia.  The space may be a little too clean, and every customer  (I mean every single one!) seems to be on a Mac Powerbook.  That's balanced, though, by the ragged voices of  Bob Dylan and Tom Waits on the stereo.   The store also has an impressively huge four head espresso machines with naked portafilters.  And who can resist that?




          Sales Manager (SM) - Technicom - New Delhi, Delhi   
Candidates having knowledge of German language will be preferred. Sales promotion and marketing of high value high-tech capital equipment....
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          Sales Engineer (SE) - Technicom - New Delhi, Delhi   
Candidates having knowledge of German language will be preferred. Focus on post sales CRM and post-sales support including installation, service, maintenance...
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          FRENCH - Selaqui International School - Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand   
Knowledge of Spanish or German will be an added advantage. Teaching French to classes 5 to 10....
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          How to DIY Digital Marketing Efforts (Small Business Guide)   

When it comes to digital marketing, it’s always best to consult with an expert firm or individual with vast knowledge of the business. Because, as you are about to find out, digital marketing is like running a second business on top of your existing business. But if you insist on doing it yourself, here are […]

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          Van Driver/ Relief LGV Driver Class 2 (Category C) - COOK Trading - United Kingdom   
Van Driver/ Relief LGV Driver Class 2 (Category C). You must have good knowledge of the south-east area and at least 2 years of experience of driving an LGV...
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          Early Morning Stocker - PETSMART - Sarnia, ON   
Accurately receive and stock merchandise Ability to work early morning shift – 5:00am start Being knowledgeable of the layout of the store and the merchandise...
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          Early Morning Stocker - PETSMART - East York, ON   
Accurately receive and stock merchandise Ability to work early morning shift – 5:00am start Being knowledgeable of the layout of the store and the merchandise...
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          Early Morning Stocker (Part-Time) - PETSMART - Toronto, ON   
Accurately receive and stock merchandise Ability to work early morning shift – 5:00am start Being knowledgeable of the layout of the store and the merchandise...
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          Program Manager - Pervacio - Canada   
The ideal candidate will have a good knowledge of web development (JAVA/ J2EE) &amp; mobile technologies and have a passion for technology, have a vision of how the...
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          Senior Developer (FX) - RBC - Toronto, ON   
5 years excellent knowledge of Java 1.7+, J2EE, Maven. What is the opportunity?...
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          IBM Websphere Portal Developer - KATSI - Toronto, ON   
Experience/Knowledge of SOA applications in a J2EE portal environment. Scope of Services and Deliverables:....
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          BIG BINK’S DUMMY OF THE DAY: JUSTIN BIEBER’S “EGGSCAPADE” WILL COST HIM 80K!!! [EXPLICIT CONTENT]   
Remember Justin Beiber got caught up for Alledgedly egging his neighbors house months ago?  Well it caught up with him in court and he had to come off 80 racks!! Was it really worth it Justin? In retrospect maybe not so much, but I know this much, the egg is on your face!!! Full story […]
          Two Albertans named Canada's new astronauts   
Canada's newest astronauts Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey acknowledge the crowd during Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, July 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Sean Kilpatrick

NewsAlert: Trudeau unveils Canada's newest astronauts: Jen Sidey and Josh Kutryk


          Associate Engineer - Capital Projects Di... - Central Contra Costa Sanitary District - Martinez, CA   
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.... $9,932 - $12,008 a month
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          PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR - Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. - Florida   
Knowledge of Life Skills Development 3 service outlined in the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Handbooks and Delmarva....
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          Production Manager - Manufacturing Corporation - Newport News, VA   
Knowledge of production tools and equipment. Small manufacturing Company, molding and decorating silicone rubber, is looking for a hands on Production Manager.... $45,000 - $50,000 a year
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          Entry Level HVAC Installer - Scott Brothers Heating & Air - Fleetwood, NC   
Like to work with tools? Basic Safety knowledge of tools and surroundings. Looking to change careers?... $10 - $15 an hour
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          HVAC Residential Installer - Scott Brothers Heating & Air - Fleetwood, NC   
Exceptional Safety knowledge of tools, testing devices and surroundings. Scott Brothers Heating and Air is one of the fastest growing HVAC retailers in the High... $14 - $18 an hour
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          Real Estate Agent - Mountainscape Realty - West Jefferson, NC   
Candidate must have extensive knowledge of local area (Ashe &amp; Watauga Counties) as well as a suitable vehicle for showing properties.... $30,000 - $120,000 a year
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          Film Review: ‘Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge’   
Saddled with an English-language title that evokes a dust-caked educational video for classroom use only, "Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge" doesn't have to clear a very high bar to be more entertaining than it sounds.
          The Wave of a New AI   
Nice, non-technical overview in CACM look at emerging technologies that are supporting advances in AI.  Useful with management to consider areas of interest.   Will this push us over the hype edge for real intelligent value?

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Ride a New Wave    By Gary Anthes 
Communications of the ACM, Vol. 60 No. 7, Pages 19-21

Artificial intelligence (AI), once described as a technology with permanent potential, has come of age in the past decade. Propelled by massively parallel computer systems, huge datasets, and better algorithms, AI has brought a number of important applications, such as image- and speech-recognition and autonomous vehicle navigation, to near-human levels of performance.

Now, AI experts say, a wave of even newer technology may enable systems to understand and react to the world in ways that traditionally have been seen as the sole province of human beings. These technologies include algorithms that model human intuition and make predictions in the face of incomplete knowledge, systems that learn without being pre-trained with labeled data, systems that transfer knowledge gained in one domain to another, hybrid systems that combine two or more approaches, and more powerful and energy-efficient hardware specialized for AI. .... " 
          Real World Statistics   
Its good to remember that statistics is the basis of all useful problem solving:

Making Statistics Work in the Real World

Wharton's Bhaswar Bhattacharya discusses his research on statistical methods.

The field of statistics is about more than just crunching numbers. Wharton statistics professor Bhaswar Bhattacharya is researching the best ways to apply statistical methods to solve problems in a range of fields, from health care to marketing to languages. Bhattacharya spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about shedding new light on one of the oldest mathematical disciplines.  

(Podcast) An edited transcript of the conversation follows. .... 

Knowledge@Wharton: Could you give us a brief summary of your research and what kind of question you were trying to answer?

Bhaswar Bhattacharya: My research interests are the intersection of statistics probability and combinatorics. Recently, numerous and very interesting combinatorial and graph theory-related problems have emerged in statistics, mainly because of the ubiquitous presence of network data and the increasing use of graph-based methods in modern-day analytics. As a consequence, many interesting connections have emerged between modern statistical methods and classical concepts in geometry and probability. You can use them to solve interesting problems in statistics. .... " 


          Corporate Income Audit Manager - Atrium Hospitality - Alpharetta, GA   
Working Knowledge of Fosse, Galaxy, MSI, OnQ, Opera, PMS, Micros - Required. The ideal candidate will perform Accounting - related duties on a professional...
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          Sr Systems Engineer - End User Devices - Health First, Inc. - Rockledge, FL   
Antivirus (Trend Micro or McAfee/Symantec) management. Must be able to bundle packages using MSI Silent installations, or application tool sets to generate...
From Health First - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:25:42 GMT - View all Rockledge, FL jobs
          Operations Support - Crop Production Services - Assiniboia, SK   
Ability to achieve warehousing license, WHMIS, TDG Demonstrated high level of customer service Demonstrated knowledge of modern farm practices and industry...
From Crop Production Services - Fri, 19 May 2017 22:28:16 GMT - View all Assiniboia, SK jobs
          Pleasures of Academe   
A quiet day in the office enabled me to get ahead on my marking and enjoy a lunch date with a new colleague. I even had the leisure to track down another useful article for background to use in the expansion of last fall’s conference paper into a full-fledged article. Yes, February break has arrived!
          JAVA SOFTWARE ENGINEER- PROJECT MANAGEMENT (discapacidad) - Disjob - Santa Oliva, Tarragona   
Santa Oliva (España) (Tarragona) Empresa: Disjob Requisitos: Profile - Education and experience working with Java/J2EE. - Sound knowledge of understanding
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          Comment on John Eckhardt tells you to flee sound doctrine and surrender to the False Prophet by Katrina   
To writer of this article, I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ , the Father of glory, give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. May the eyes of your understanding be englightened to know truth. In Jesus Name, Amen! Grace and peace to you! Katrina
          Comment on Time To Say something by Roger   
Thousands hunt with .223 every day. Your assertion is incorrect and shows a general lack of knowledge about firearms and ammunition usage.
          Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Rockledge for Friday night's drawing   
The ticket is worth $30,359.09. Check your tickets!
      
 
 

          SOCIAL WORKER, FORENSIC TRANSITIONAL UNIT - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences - Gordon, CA   
The successful candidate will be a Social Worker with sound knowledge of clinical social work in the area of mental health and addiction issues.... $35.35 - $43.97 an hour
From Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:13:34 GMT - View all Gordon, CA jobs
          Rockledge gymnastics club owner charged with sex offense involving child   
Rockledge police said it's an ongoing investigation.
      
 
 

          Video: Gynmastics business owner charged with sex offenses   
The owner of a gymnastics center in Rockledge was charged by police with four counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under 12 years old.
      
 
 

          Video: A lifetime of achievement   
In June, the Central Brevard NAACP honored activist Alberta Wilson of Rockledge with a lifetime achievement award.
      
 
 

          Torres: Not quite a living 'ledgend,' convict now faces murder charge   
Marcus Elerby obeyed the law and was a good citizen until he turned 11. That's when everything started to go downhill.
      
 
 

          Officials monitor marsh fire burning west of Rockledge   
A large brush fire continues to burn in the marshes west of Rockledge Monday. Fire officials believe the blaze was sparked by lightning. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted June 26, 2017.
      
 
 

          WAHESC Sustainability Conference Applications NOW OPEN   
Want to learn about sustainability and get involved?     CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DOWNLOAD: WAHESC Application Bellevue College is taking 12 students to the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference! This is an all expenses paid opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, understand how you can make a difference, and bring your knowledge back to campus. ...more about WAHESC Sustainability Conference Applications NOW OPEN
          Retail Sales Associate - Music & Arts - Charleston, SC   
Promote the Music &amp; Arts lesson program. Intermediate knowledge of musical instruments and written music....
From Guitar Center - Wed, 03 May 2017 10:11:53 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          Product Engineer - Powertrain and Chassis - Kongsberg Automotive - Novi, MI   
Knowledge and proficiency applying and interpreting GD&T with the ability to perform tolerance analysis (limit & RSS stacks) as well as design studies to ensure...
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          Torrid Sales Associate - Torrid - Gilbert, AZ   
Knowledge of music and fashion. Takes direction well and follows though with SM/ASM on assignments. Minimum of 18 years of age....
From Hot Topic, Inc. - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:15:50 GMT - View all Gilbert, AZ jobs
          STAFF (Accounts) - Sr. Supervisor / Jr. Officer / Asst. Officer - Aditya Birla Group - Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan   
Having expert knowledge of MS Office, SAP &amp; Internet etc. STAFF (Accounts) - Sr....
From Aditya Birla Group - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:22:13 GMT - View all Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan jobs
          Assistant Manager-SAPHANA-Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert knowledge in BODS ETL is must. Expert experience in HANA SQL Script and CE Functions is must. Expert knowledge in design &amp; creation of Information Models...
From Deloitte - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:48:12 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Team Lead-Server Engineer- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert Knowledge of managing an enterprise Hyper-V virtualisation platform. Expert knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including Clustering,...
From Deloitte - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:41:40 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Senior Analyst-Server Engineer- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert Knowledge of managing an enterprise Hyper-V virtualisation platform. Expert knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including Clustering,...
From Deloitte - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:41:39 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Analyst-Storage Administrator- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert knowledge on storage hardware technologies, NetApp cDOT and/or IBM SVC/V7000 Block based platforms. The....
From Deloitte - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:40:00 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Analyst-Server Engineer- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert Knowledge of managing an enterprise Hyper-V virtualisation platform. Expert knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including Clustering,...
From Deloitte - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:39:52 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Waiter/waitress - Cheddar's Casual Cafe - Wellington, FL   
Now accepting applications for experienced wait staff. Full service experience with liquor knowledge is needed. We are a fast paced restaurant looking for
From Indeed - Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:46:04 GMT - View all Wellington, FL jobs
          Services Proposal Development Specialist - Pearson - United States   
+ Knowledge and experience with instructional technology, preferred. + Assist other writers and provide peer review as needed....
From Pearson - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:40:14 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Have Film, TV, or Podcast Dreams? Make Them Happen Here!   
This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers. Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-nominated community tv network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world. "If you have a story that you want to tell on video or film, this is the place. And not just video. You wanna come learn stop-motion animation? You can come learn stop-motion here for free! That's incredible. If you have an idea and you're willing to put in the work, they will give you everything you need, from the equipment to the knowledge. And it's a real community. You help other people with their ideas, and you help them with theirs." -Chris Federico, Brooklyn Free Speech Producer Interested in taking classes with BRIC Media Education and then getting your own show on #Brooklyn Free Speech? It's easy to get started: Attend a media education orientation, then sign up for classes like:
          Have Film, TV, or Podcast Dreams? Make Them Happen Here!   
This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers. Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York Emmy-nominated community tv network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world. "If you have a story that you want to tell on video or film, this is the place. And not just video. You wanna come learn stop-motion animation? You can come learn stop-motion here for free! That's incredible. If you have an idea and you're willing to put in the work, they will give you everything you need, from the equipment to the knowledge. And it's a real community. You help other people with their ideas, and you help them with theirs." -Chris Federico, Brooklyn Free Speech Producer Interested in taking classes with BRIC Media Education and then getting your own show on #Brooklyn Free Speech? It's easy to get started: Attend a media education orientation, then sign up for classes like:
          Former Uber CEO knew Levandowski stole Waymo’s internal secrets, ahead of Otto acquisition   
The veil of controversy still continues to engulf Uber and the situation, honestly, continues to slip away from the ride-hailing giant’s grip. On the heels of the revelation that the company’s big-time investors have ousted founder Travis Kalanick from his chief executive role, an extremely demeaning evidence of Uber having knowledge of Waymo’s secrets being […]
          California Water Damage Repair Services Norwalk   
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          Climate Product Marketing Manager- The Climate Corporation - MONSANTO - Canada   
Drive farmer and dealer demand for Climate products Maintain an in Depth knowledge of current and future Climate products and services Convert software and...
From Monsanto - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:59:08 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          [uhindsv46]:All Aspects of Your Golf Swing - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   
It is best to not go crazy in buying training aids that aren't needed, and you shouldn't purchase the first one you find. Before you buy anything golf is often played along with friends, you need to know where your swing needs help, because otherwise the aid won't do you any good. The nice thing is you can find a golf swing training aid to correct stances go to have best golf game possible, keep you still as you hit translate it to your golf swing, or create accuracy with special golf balls. Some people like to use diagrams, DVDs How to Have the Best Golf Game Possible(II), books or videos to solve a hitch in the swing or an incorrect movement.
 
There are a variety of training gadgets on the market today that are just perfect for improving all aspects of your swing. These can be found online as well as in specialty golf stores and sporting goods stores close to your home. A local golf pro can likely provide you with a few suggestions if you aren't sure which one is best for you.
 
You can use your aids in conjunction with the knowledge you learn from a live golf training course or an online course. Many program options are available, and each will provide you with important tips and pointers for different parts of your game.
 
Those who are interested in improving their golf game should not overlook the importance of physical fitness. You can spend all the time in the world improving your skills with golf swing training aids, but if you don't have the physical stamina and strength to execute those skills all the way to the last hole, your practice and training is not being put to optimal use. Be sure to check out a golf fitness training program in your area or use an online or DVD option to improve your physical fitness level and make you an overall better golfer.
 

Golf is a competitive game, and it only makes sense that you would want to do what you can to try to be the best player on the course on any given day. Whether you have been golfing for years or are new to the game Hit Golf Ball Straighter, there are many golf swing training options available that can help you enhance your existing skills and teach you a few new ones, too.

 
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          [uhindsv46]:More golf knowledge - POCO空间(POCO.CN)   

Golf exercises that should with weights for example bulky muscles built. Be used generally much lighter weights and several times in contrast to normal muscle building training which much heavier weights less time repeals, is hereby repealed. The muscle will call for longer hours of exercises daily exercises. Golf exercises takes very little time.


What’s more, is easily done many golf training stretch exercises in your Office can while still sitting at your desk or work station. This means that even if you have the kind of schedule, with virtually no time to spare leaves you still time in some serious golf training exercises to put the your golf game will take place, can find to another level, they have never before known.
 
Find a teaching method, you can relate to, the golf swing on your own without lessons, books or videos, if you think you can find the jokes are you. What do you think you do what you actually do is never. Just when you think you have it, it’s gone. It would not make sense to follow you through the different parts of the swing a step by step method and tells you in a way, you can understand. There are many different teachers out there with many different thought to swing properly as the Association. I myself, to teach the golf swing based on the 3 elements of the iron Byron swing machine that Byron Nelson was modeled after the swing. In my many years trying to figure out the swing saw I it until I say iron Byron hit a golf ball. As soon as I mind and I it refer the simplicity of the machine to my own swing, started to fit the pieces together. If this sounds then following my approach would be attractive to you a great idea. If not, lessons from your local Pro or a quick search in a bookstore or on the Internet will give you many other ways.
 
Tons of practice swings to do if you chose a teacher and a method’s time to practice it what you’ve learned. Again, it is not as easy as whacking balls out there. They were shown certain positions you need to integrate your swing. The best way to do this is by doing tons of practice swings in the mirror or in the field. By doing lots of practice swings, will eliminate your new swing positions so you can consistently do you when you make actual shots. The whole point of a change is to make the change. Of only whacking balls out there will continue to do your old swing that is full of errors.
 
Before you choose a gift for a golfer, it makes sense to make the following 3 questions and appropriate responses for you to get. Keep in mind that this is a task that is much more complicated than it might seem at first glance.
 
If a good golfer to be it is time to change, as you practice currently want to understand what it takes to better and create a plan follow religiously. When you start these changes now, are you on your way… When you start next week, are week behind.
 
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          Antique 1800's quack medicine bottle WORM SYRUP Children cry for more embossed on it by LastChanceAntiques   

49.99 USD

A 4 1/2" tall aqua-colored cylinder-shaped antique PATENT (quack) MEDICINE bottle.

Bottle is embossed "BUMSTEAD WORM SYRUP / ONE BOTTLE HAS KILLED 100 WORMS / CHILDREN CRY FOR MORE / JUST TRY IT / PHILADA."

This bottle has just some traces of content stain, otherwise in good condition. NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc.

An antique hand Blown Into Mold (BIM) bottle, ca. late 1800s.

Not a commonly seen antique bottle, and what great embossing on it; "CHILDREN CRY FOR MORE", suggesting it had to of been heavily laced with a very dependent narcotic such as opium or morphine, possibly even heroin, which was fairly common place in medicines back in the day when this QUACK medicine was in circulations. Think about it ... WHEN was the last time children cried for more of any kind of medicine, let alone worm syrup?! Heroin withdrawals would bring about this condition, and "ONE BOTTLE KILLS 100 WORMS", well heroin could of done that too, making this a Total quack!

And, as much as I hate to put this in my listing, this problem is on the increase, so here goes ... Please DO NOT steal ANY OF MY LISTING INFORMATION; my title, description, item specifics, PICTURES, or format. I continue to have problems with defiant sellers stealing my work AND presenting it as their own-

IMPORTANT NOTE: WE purchase antique bottles and have the resources, knowledge, time, and ability to travel, to purchase entire bottle collections. Whether it be just one (1) or a collection into the 1000's, no amount is too large or small as we've been in the business for going on three (3) decades !


          Laboratory Services Manager - Yukon Hospital Corporation - Yukon   
This requires strong people skills in addition to leadership, administrative and technical knowledge. Current Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science ... $85,520 - $106,900 a year
From Yukon Hospital Corporation - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:51:17 GMT - View all Yukon jobs
          PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST-ED - Access/ED - Casual - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Receives and routes messages received in the department appropriately as well as manages customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Effectively manages the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed.

 

Assisting patients with HPE eligibility, discussing payment arrangement options including financial assistance information, providing price estimates. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns. Acts as a member of the patient care team by supporting the clinical care staff in the care of the patient.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Minimum 1 year experience in a medical front office and/or business medical office position. Experience with commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines.  
 
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of computer applications, excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.


Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 2 or more years experience in a medical front office and/or business medical office position.
 Knowledge of medical terminology, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

Organization : 435 H STREET

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          Bookkeeper FT   
Danbury, Bookkeeper - FT Must possess working knowledge and experience in Quick Books. Full charge- Responsible & detail-orientated. Pleasant customer service, be able to multi-task. Please send resume to bobbrs1959@gmail.com or fax 203-792-0085
          PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST - Patient Financials - Full-Time Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for interacting with patients, payers and providers to gather information necessary for accurate registration including assigning of appropriate Medical Record Number, scheduling/re-scheduling, referral/authorization, point of service payment collection, document collection and arrival/check-in functions. Receives and routes messages received in the department appropriately as well as manages customer billing and payment inquires as needed. Effectively manages the patient check-in and check-out process from start to finish, which includes identification verification; updating or confirming demographic and insurance information on every patient; ensuring appropriate forms are provided, signed and witnessed at the time of the patient visit; verifying coverage including benefits, authorization, pre-determination, payer specific policy exclusions or limitations to coverage, collecting any patient responsibility and accurately preparing end of day reporting or payment reconciliation as needed. Assisting patients with HPE eligibility, discussing payment arrangement options including financial assistance information, providing price estimates. Responsible for accurately scheduling and re-scheduling patient appointments. Successful scheduling includes, but not limited to, exhibiting proficiency in appointment scheduling procedures, accurate documentation and routing of messages, scheduling and confirming appointments according to practice guidelines, entering appropriate insurance, initiating authorizations and referrals, performing Key User duties with minimal errors. May coordinate scheduling, meeting and travel planning needs, department communication as needed. May assist in gathering necessary reports, statistics, outcomes for the department as needed. Regularly displays a proactive approach to customer service by listening to the patient, taking ownership of solutions and is able to accurately identify the need to involve leadership in order to resolve concerns.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: Minimum 1 year experience in a front office and/or business medical office position. Experience with commercial and government health insurance and billing guidelines.  

 

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency of computer applications, excellent mathematical skills and ability to handle monies. Excellent communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills; innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training:High School graduate or equivalent

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: 2 or more years experience in a front office and/or business medical office position.
 Knowledge of medical terminology, ACA requirements, understanding of DRG's, Medical ICD9/ICD10 codes and CPT/HCPC Codes and Modifiers.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Southern San Diego County-CHULA VISTA-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL CHULA VISTA

Organization : 435 H STREET

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          Warehouse Shipping and Receiving Clerk   
CT-Monroe, Position: Factory Worker (FT/PT/Temp) Location: Monroe, CT Chemical Co needs factory workers w/exp in shipping and receiving. Pref. exp. with DOT shipping regulations; previous forklift certification is desired. General knowledge of manufacturing, chemicals, warehousing. Hazmat awareness helpful. Safety and good housekeeping awareness. Good interpersonal skills and function in a team environment.
          SPD TECH II - Sterile Processing - Full-Time - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

The Sterile Processing Technician must be conscientious with regard to procedures and capable of working under pressure and interacting professional with other departments within the hospital. Able to accept new ideas and duties. The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the overall cleaning, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution of medical instruments, equipment and supplies used to provide patient care. They are responsible for the testing and recording of sterilizer performance in order to ensure that sterility parameters have been met. Experience/Specialized Skills: Prefer one year experience in sterile processing, outpatient, or surgical setting. Thorough knowledge of aseptic techniques and procedures, infection control and workflow principles and requirements. Working knowledge of sterilizers, surgical instrumentation, and hospital equipment

Required Certification/Registration:Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). BLS Preferred.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: Prefer successful completion of a hospital central service technician course or surgical technologist course.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Patient Care - Support

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS GREEN HOSPITAL

Organization : 10666 N. TORREY PINES ROAD

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          SUPERVISOR, MEDICAL CODING - Business Services Admin - Full Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Performs a variety of medical specialty based charge capture and/or coding functions (entering charges, reviewing and resolving coding edits, adding/removing modifiers, validating medical necessity, appropriately selecting the correct codes (ICD9/ICD10, CPT/HCPCS add modifiers), ensuring completeness of clinical documentation supports medical billing, performs partial/full record abstraction of charges and other medical coding or charge capture related duties. Reviews, processes and posts transaction data from patient accounts. Gathers, classifies, tabulates and proofreads financial data. Performs arithmetic calculations. Scans and electronically files documents. Checks items on reports, summarizing and posting the data to designated accounts, performs a variety of other fiscal office duties. Performs regular coding monitoring and educational reviews for providers and coding team to support meeting billing requirements for governmental and commercial payers. Provides timely and accurate updates to key stakeholders relative to coding updates and performance to maintain and/or improve reimbursement. Responsible for assisting with charge reconciliation and charge corrections. Also responsible for reviewing providers who are on continued coding holds (aka Concurrent Coding Reviews). Responsible for assisting with the communication of annual coding updates to providers. Responsible for evaluating patient related coding disputes. Oversees and performs quality audits to assure consistency, accuracy and standardization of procedures and optimizes medical coding. Ensures compliance with policies/procedures and standards coding. Actively involved in improvement efforts, workflow design and validation with input on policies and procedures. Supervises departmental resources effectively. Performs quality audits, providing retraining or action plans as needed to improve accuracy and meet production/patient satisfaction targets. Generates and reviews reports to track performance outcomes, performs root cause analysis to identify performance improvement needs. Works with leadership on process improvement, tracks all efforts and outcomes. Monitors reports to identify additional process improvement opportunities. Assigns work based on staffing levels and work load to optimize productivity and meet department standards. Communicates with customers including clinical and non-clinical staff, physicians and leadership to manage department operations. Provides timely feedback to staff on job performance, improvement or corrective actions as needed. Provides input on and may conduct staff annual performance evaluations. Responsible for keeping abreast of current policies, practices and procedures and provide guidance to staff. Assists in urgent situations requiring immediate decision making. Responsible for assisting/preparing staff schedules and managing coverage arrangements to ensure excellent patient care.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Requires 4 years coding or charge capture experience in ambulatory or professional fee billing with 2 year experience in utilization of spreadsheets, graphics, power point, analytics and database applications with focus on the performance of charge quality assessments. 2 or more years of supervisor or leadership experience strongly preferred. Requires strong working knowledge of commercial and governmental payor policies. Working experience in the use of medical terminology and Medicare regulatory requirements for coding, billing and reimbursement is required. Familiarity with HIPAA privacy requirements for patient information. Basic understanding of medical ICD9/ICD10 codes, CPT/HCPC codes and modifiers. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and stay organized. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills. Must be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize work. Requires a moderate level of interpersonal and problem solving skills. Knowledgeable on medical coding and billing specific to insurance and reimbursement processes. Must demonstrate the ability to establish/maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, operations and providers. Proficient in preparation and presentation of summary information to provide clear and concise coding monitoring and quality updates to focused groups and finance leadership.

Required Certification/Registration: Requires certification from either Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or a comparable certification from another accredited coding organization.(i.e. Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders).

 

 Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MED FOUNDATION ADMINISTRATION

Organization : 10010 CAMPUS POINT DRIVE

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          SOCIAL WORKER CLINICAL - Case Management - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Assists patient and families with personal and environmental problems which predispose illness or which interfere with their obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Provides peer supervision for other staff, education for social work interns and/or assists with program planning and organization of services. Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in unit specific competency assessment tools. Demonstrates age specific care as established for a Clinical Social Worker in assigned area.

Required Experience/Specialized Skills: An ability to speak another language is desirable. Must be able to display good working relationships with patients, families, medical and nursing personnel, and all others employed at the hospital. Working knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies and appeal procedures as relative to the Federal, State and other reimbursement programs.

Required Certification/Registration: Licensed by the State of California Behavioral Science Examiners Board as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred. BLS for Health Care Provider required.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited university or college (MSW).

 

Preferred Skills: Experience in the hospital setting.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



Job: Behavioral / Social Services

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO

Organization : 4077 FIFTH AVENUE

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          RN CLINICAL COACH - Intensive Care Unit - Full Time - Night   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

The clinical coach is a mentor and facilitator who guides and supervises nursing activities and learning experiences for the new graduate RN/ and or RN trainee as s/he progresses towards clinical and professional independence. The clinical coach serves as a teacher, facilitator, and professional example to the new graduate nurse. Responsible for the socialization of the New Graduate Nurse to the environment. Experience/Specialized Skills: A minimum of two years bedside nursing required. Previous experience in a preceptor role preferred. Consistently demonstrates advanced skills in each of the following domains. Patient/Family relationship. Compassion. Respect for diversity. Rights and dignity. trustworthiness. Collaboration with MD/team Interdisciplinary care process. Individualized, comprehensive plan of care. Patient Advocacy. Critical thinking/Clinical judgment. Competency. Prioritization. Clinical outcomes leadership. Influences practice Facilitates the professional development of others. Uses participation in professional organizations to impact practice. Models professional behavior. Influences the health of the community Shares knowledge gained in professional organizations or programs attended. Encourages participation in professional organizations. Shapes others clinical understanding through debriefing and role modeling behavior.

Required Certification/Registration: National Certification preferred.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training: RN required. BSN strongly preferred.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: RN - Clinical

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO

Organization : 4077 FIFTH AVENUE

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          SUPPLY TECHNICIAN - Materials Management - Casual - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for maintaining par supply areas such as: ordering, stocking, replenishing, and delivering supplies to all areas of the hospital or clinic. Responsible for managing storeroom supplies, performing periodic cycle counting. The Supply Tech will be able to utilize inventory management systems and hand held devices according to policy and procedures. Responsibe for checking for outdates, recall of product thoughout the hospital and clinic. Must maintain a clean and organized supply area (s).
Experience/Specialized Skills:
2-3 Years supply experience, knowledge of medical supplies preferred.
Must be able to speak, read and follow instructions in English.
Excellent computer skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

Required Education/Course(s)/Training:
High School Graduate, must be able to utilize computer systems, inventory management tools and systems, and hand held devices.
The supply tech will need to pass initial 90 day competency and yearly competency as it relates to the position.Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LA JOLLA

Organization : 9888 GENESEE AVE

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          PHYSICIAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR - SCMC Administration (Campus Point) - Full Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

This position provides support and assists with all activities related to Physician Resources, physician and physician extender planning, recruiting, credentialing, orientation, special projects and professional standards review. 
Required Experience/Education/Specialized Skills: Two years experience in areas of physician recruitment/staffing, credentialing, human resource/benefits, medical staff office, medical group administrative office. Strong organizational focus.  Knowledge of clinic operations. Requires flexibility in dealing with multiple assignments and work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with and gain confidence of physicians and other practitioners. Excellent interpersonal, communication, decision-making, and organizational skills. Strong writing skills needed to help develop letters, reports, etc.  Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team. Solid intermediate or higher computer skill level including the creation of spreadsheets, database information input and maintenance. Established proficiency with multiple software programs which may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
 
Preferred Experience/Education/Specialized Skills:  Bachelors degree is preferred (appropriate experience can be substituted for education). 

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Access / Business Services

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS COASTAL MEDICAL CENTER-HILLCREST

Organization : 501 WASHINGTON ST STE 600

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          DIR, CLINIC OPERATIONS - Full Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of an outpatient patient care unit or departments, including financial and operational performance, service excellence and internal communications. Works with the management staff of the practice unit and departments to coordinate strategic planning of business units and the ongoing development and productivity of the physician office practices and non-physician staff. Provides leadership and direction to managers, supervisors and leads to ensure smooth and efficient daily operations, quality outcomes and internal and external customer service. Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Bachelors degree plus five years of direct management experience in the healthcare industry. Ability to effectively direct healthcare business and operational practices. Ability to develop long-term plans for healthcare operations. Strong computer skills, including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other applicable systems.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Masters degree and specific skills/experience in practice unit's medical specialties preferred.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job: Leadership - Administrative

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-LA JOLLA-SCRIPPS MED FOUNDATION ADMINISTRATION

Organization : 10010 CAMPUS POINT DRIVE

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          PPF (Paint Protection Film Installers) - WD Co-Auto - Okanagan, BC   
We are looking closely at software knowledge and experience as this will be a key part of the business. PPF / Graphics Installer.... $45,000 a year
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          MT / MLT / MLS / MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST / GENERALIST   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Spend your summer in the mountains of Montana! A small rural hospital is seeking a full-time certified Medical Lab Technician or Medical Technologist to help out for a travel assignment. As the MT/MLT, you will be working as a generalist covering various shifts. Your main duties include knowledge in chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation and well as basic microbiology. Blood banking duties include type and screen and cross-matching using the gel method. The LIS system you will be using is Healthland. Phlebotomy is required! This is a day/evening shift with rotating call. We have a few new instruments: Stago Satellite for coagualtion, BioFire that does molecular testing by PCR for respiratory and gastrointestional, Dimension EXL for chemistries, Pentra for hematology and Centaur CP does our hepatitis testing. Adventure in this beautiful state and gain valuable experience as an MT/MLT! Apply now! Position: Medical Technologist - Laboratory Specialty/Modality: MT-Generalist Licenses/Certifications: ASCP-MT (Medical Technologist), State License-Medical Lab Technician-Montana Physical Abilities: Up to 20lbs For the most prompt response, please APPLY ONLINE. Resumes may also be sent to medlabjobseekers@aureusmedical.com or call (800) 456-5857 for more information. As always, there is never a fee for candidates to utilize our services. There is a reason why Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing. Whether working with an employee to locate exciting career opportunities or with a hospital to fill a need at a critical time, our job is to take care of you and the patients we collectively serve - and we do so with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. We bring over 25 years of experience, proven methods, and an unwavering commitment to patient care to the staffing process. With travel, locum tenens, local contract, and direct hire opportunities available nationwide, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your career goals and your lifestyle. Our Account Managers are dedicated by specialty area and there is never a charge to you for our services. Not all staffing companies are alike. We're proud to be different. Experience the Aureus difference. EEO/Veteran/Disabled/E-Verify Employer
          Senior Surveyor - Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc. - Delmont, PA   
The job will also require supervision and management of surveying and mapping projects, preparation of legal descriptions, knowledge of boundary, topo, ALTA... $75,000 - $85,000 a year
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          Vanessa Hudgens Nude Photos Storm: Her Mood - From Crazy to Grateful - National Ledger   
According to reports, there are even more photos (due to surface any day now) that will cause ‘High School Musical’ actress, Vanessa Hudgens even more embarrassment.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the new photographs allegedly show Vanessa Hudgens posing cheekily with friends, and one shows Hudgens pictured cuddling up close to one of her friend’s breasts. Other photos show her scantily dressed.

Vanessa Hudgens’ spokesperson has refused to comment.

Since the original naked picture scandal, Vanessa has apologized: “I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.”

Meanwhile, ‘Ugly Betty’ actress Vanesa Williams has given her support to the 18-year-old actress, telling People.com: She’s got talent and she’s professional, and those are the things that’ll help her survive in life,” “You know, welcome to the lesson of hard knocks. She got her first big one right now.”
          No, You Probably Can't Bend the iPhone 6 Plus. Unless You're a Bodybuilder.   

Direct link to article... [littlegreenfootballs.com]

Apple sold over 10 million iPhones on the first weekend. No idea what percentage of those were iPhone 6 Plus models, but any way you cut it, millions of iPhone 6 Plus devices were sold.

Apple itself on Thursday acknowledged acknowledged that it has received reports of the phone bending. But cases are "extremely rare." Out of the millions of phones sold, Apple said a total of nine customers contacted the company about a bent iPhone 6 Plus.

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So, yes, the phone can bend. But at least from these "tests," you really have to be trying to bend it in order to do any noticeable damage.

More: No, You Probably Can't Bend the iPhone 6 Plus. Unless You're a Bodybuilder.


          Maintenance Worker - Pinetree Lodge - Traytown, NL   
Must have drivers license. Applicant must have basic working knowledge in carpentry, plumbing and electrical. Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical....
From Indeed - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:46:56 GMT - View all Traytown, NL jobs
          Excel Learning Made Easy   
Excel Learning Made Easy MP4 | Video: 1280x720 | 46 kbps | 44 KHz | Duration: 7 Hours | 1.50 GB Genre: eLearning | Language: English A complete guide to Excel learning wherein you can have hands on experience and working knowledge on Excel. This course is all about learning Excel in a practical way with the help of real time working examples. This course has been made in length keeping in mind the various options and features of Excel and real time examples are demonstrated hands ...
          Policy, Corporate Card, & Expense Compliance – Operations Analyst - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
At Deloitte, we’ve invested a great deal to create a rich environment in which our professionals can grow. Do you have strong knowledge of Real estate lease...
From Deloitte - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:50:45 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Rehabilitation and Joint Replacement   
Joint replacement procedures are increasingly common options for reducing pain and increasing mobility. Technological advances have made artificial joints safer and more effective than ever. Experts agree, though, that a solid rehabilitation program is essential for a successful joint replacement outcome. With the right knowledge and after-care, joint replacements offer new hope to those suffering […]
          Europe to meet U.S. plea for more troops to Afghanistan   
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European allies pledged more troops to support Afghanistan's hard-pressed military on Thursday but left details on numbers vague until the United States clarifies its new strategy to break a stalemate with the Taliban.

          Twitter is testing a tool for reporting fake & offensive content   
In this post-2016 presidential election world, the way social networks combat the spread of fake news has become a major issue. Facebook is the big culprit here, and it’s admitted it needs to take steps to improve, but Twitter isn’t far behind. While the company has yet to pledge to take action, it appears at least internally they’re testing one … Continue reading
          Forum Post: RE: MicroStation to Unity to VR - Workflow   
Hi Andrew, Thanks, it's a fantastic instruction! I have to work out for my Company how we can view our 3D Models with HTC Vive. I have no previous knowledge about Virtual Reality or Visualization in MicroStation. Your instructions and videos helped me very much to get my 3D Model running in Unity and viewing with the Vive Headset. But after a lot of testing there is still one big main issue for me. I can't get running the controller in the right way in Unity and VR. At first I even couldn't see the controller. With the latest SteamVR Plugin Update 1.2.2 I at least can see the controller, but the Trigger for Teleporting doesn't work. Nothing happens. I followed exactly your instructions, but it doesn't work. My experiences with Unity are Zero, so I don't know what could be wrong! Do you have any help? Regards Christian
          Part Time Parent as Teachers Parent Educator - The Children's Center-Stokes - King, NC   
Child Screening Services1. Demonstrates and imparts knowledge of child development, child rearing practices, and age appropriate activities.2....
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          Part Time Meat Associate - Ingles Markets - Elkin, NC   
Ingle s has built a reputation on providing the Best Meat in Town. Your knowledge of cuts of meat will make you a valuable resource as you assist customers and...
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          FT Meat Cutter Associate Store 109 - Ingles Markets - Walnut Cove, NC   
Ingle s has built a reputation on providing the Best Meat in Town. Your knowledge of cuts of meat will make you a valuable resource as you assist customers and...
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          PT Meat Cutter Associate Store 109 - Ingles Markets - Walnut Cove, NC   
Ingle s has built a reputation on providing the Best Meat in Town. Your knowledge of cuts of meat will make you a valuable resource as you assist customers and...
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          Meat Cutter Associate - Ingles Markets - Walnut Cove, NC   
Ingle s has built a reputation on providing the Best Meat in Town. Your knowledge of cuts of meat will make you a valuable resource as you assist customers and...
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          Gossip Girl 2x17 Carrnal Knowledge HDTV No TV gr srt   
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          Maintenance Planner - Scheduler - Trilogy Energy Corp. - Fox Creek, AB   
 Knowledge of Regulatory Requirements and Environmental Protection required. And/or oil and plant equipment. Fox Creek, Alberta....
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          Turnaround Mechanical/Piping Planner - Midwest Constructors LP - Fort McMurray, AB   
Expert working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and Primavera P6 software. , an Industrial Contractor providing construction and maintenance services to the Oil...
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          Edge of Divinity with Dr. Julie Buckman   
Dr. Julie Buckman, is an ordained Minister, working with God and his Divine guidance. She works with the Angels, Saints, Fairy's, Elementals, Animals, and all the elements (earth, wind, fire, and air). Julie has the desire to share and teach her knowledge so others may discover and embrace their gift and use it ethically. Her focus is to embrace who you are and help you understand what your true purpose is.  Join Dr. Julie the first Saturday of every month, where she shares her knowledge, her thoughts, and her guidance. Thank you for your interest in the Edge! Please go to edgemagazine.net to view the latest issue of the Edge.  For information on advertising in the Edge please contact Cathy Jacobsen at 763.433.9291. Or via email at Cathy@edgemagazine.net  For article submission please contact Tim Miejan at 651.578.8969. Or via email at editor@edgemagazine.net  Or for further information regarding the Edge Talk Radio contact Cathryn at via email at Cathryn@EFTForYourInnerChild.com
           Princess At Sea by Dawn Cook    
Once upon a time, Tess was Princess Contessa of Costenopolie. Then she learned she was really just a decoy princess, a target for would-be assassins. Now, her sister, the real Contessa sits on the throne, along with her new husband, a prince of Misdev. Tess acts as an advisor, lending the knowledge she picked up in her years as a princess, all the while trying to keep the royal couple from killing one another.
          Source: J.J. Redick Takes 1-Year, $23 M Deal From 76ers   
Redick agreed on a $23 million, one-year deal with the 76ers on Saturday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
          Support Worker (Complex Needs) at Rosemary Cottage - Canterbury Oast Trust - United Kingdom   
Knowledge of autism and epilepsy. Are you an enthusiastic, motivated, considerate and patient Support Workerwho wants to make a difference to the lives of... £14,820 a year
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          Industrial Maintenance Manager Supervisor - TEEMA Solutions Group Inc. - Ear Falls, ON   
Knowledgeable in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fabrication/welding, PLC programming, and all skill trades applicable to the maintenance of manufacturing...
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          Custodial Supervisor - Mount Allison University - Sackville, NB   
A sound knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials common to the custodial trade. Techniques and of the standard practices and methods of the custodial trade....
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          Import Export Specialist - McCain Foods (Canada) - Florenceville, NB   
Certified Trade Compliance Specialist. Knowledge of International Trade and Compliance. Understanding of Valuation, Tariff classifications, Free Trade...
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          Director, Strategic Procurement - Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Saskatchewan   
Knowledge of the policy and procedures relating to supply chain management, materials management, the various trade agreements, (i.e.... $102,082 - $124,738 a year
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          Project Leader Client Strategy - Diaceutics - The Eastern, OH   
Will have an intimate knowledge of the companion diagnostic/laboratory marketplace as it pertains to precision medicine. Diaceutics drives diagnostic success....
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          SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?   
SSPX regularization: Is it worth the risk?
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You all know what I have to say on the matter...
Last week, I commented upon an article written by Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, SSPX, an English translation of which was published online by the Remnant under the title:
A MAJOR SSPX CLARIFICATION: Towards a Doctrinal Agreement?
In the article, Fr Gleize articulated his objections to any possible agreement with Rome that would result in its canonical regularization apart from “a correction of the Council’s errors.”
Prior to publishing my post, I requested confirmation from my contacts at the SSPX District House here in the U.S. as to whether Fr. Gleize’s statements reflect the official position of the Society itself, or if they stand in contrast to it; i.e., against the position currently held by Bishop Fellay.
Thus far, I’ve received no response, which seems to all but confirm my initial impression that it is the latter and not a “major clarification” from the Society itself.

If anything changes in this regard, I will let you know.



At this, I’d like to take a closer look at certain of the propositions that Fr. Gleize set forth in support of his argument to see just how reasonable they are, or not.
Perhaps the most critical point; the one upon which his entire argument rests, is the following:
“As we have already explained, our goal is for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome. This goal is first in our intention…”
I’m not so sure that the primary “goal” of the Society is the conversion of Rome.
Certainly, the conversion of Rome is a goal, but at least insofar as I am aware, the SSPX has never articulated this as its raison d’ê·tre.
On its website under the heading, What is the Society of St. Pius X, we find:
“The Society of St. Pius X is an international priestly society of common life without vows, whose purpose is to train, support, and encourage holy priests so that they may effectively spread the Catholic Faith throughout the world … Together they seek the goal of the priesthood: the glorification of God, the continuation of Our Lord’s redemptive work, the salvation of souls. They accomplish this by fidelity to Christ’s testament, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Indeed, striving for Tradition to recover all of its rights in Rome is intimately related to the Society’s mission, but the bottom line purpose of its existence is the salvation of souls.
This also happens to be the supreme law of the Church and the very reason why the SSPX can legitimately lay claim to supplied jurisdiction.
In support of his position, Fr. Gleize provided the following quote of Archbishop Lefebvre:
“What interests us first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith. That is our combat. So the canonical question, which is purely exterior and public in the Church, is secondary. What is important is to remain in the Church… in the Church, that is to say in the Catholic Faith of all time and in the true priesthood, and in the true Mass, and in the true sacraments, in the Catechism of all time, with the Bible of all time. That is what interests us. That is what the Church is. To be recognized publicly, that is secondary. So, we mustn’t seek secondary things by losing what is fundamental, what is the primary object of our combat.”
First, let me say that I am not a proponent of proof-texting with quotes lifted from the Archbishop’s various statements (an attempt to play the WWMD card that I wrote about some time ago).
That said, I find this citation rather odd given that it in no way supports Fr. Gleize’s argument.
If, indeed, what interests the Society “first of all is to maintain the Catholic Faith,” including all of the things Archbishop Lefebvre listed, how exactly is regular jurisdiction opposed to it?
Obviously, it is not; that is, not directly so.
Fr. Gleize, however, would argue that it does so indirectly as follows:
“The bad effect [of accepting a canonical recognition] is itself double: firstly, the risk of relatavizing Tradition, which would thenceforward only appear as the particular good and the personal theological preference of the Society of Saint Pius X; secondly the risk of betraying and abandoning this particular good because of the ambient favens haeresim which characterizes the Conciliar Church per se.”
Let’s look at these two risks separately.
Question: To whom would Tradition “appear” as little more than a matter of personal preference as opposed to the Faith of all time?
Answer: The ignorant.
Let’s be honest, there are numerous ignorant persons to whom, thanks to the status quo, the SSPX appears to be rebelling against the Church, and even as “schismatic” and somehow less-than-Catholic.
Is it really the case that one form of ignorance is preferable to the other?
Sorry, I’m not buying it.
The second risk, on the other hand; namely, that of the Society somehow “betraying and abandoning” Tradition deserves consideration.
Until rather recently, I had no reason to question the Society’s resolve. Today, however, I must admit that I am deeply concerned about it.
Let me be clear: I do not believe for a moment that Bishop Fellay will ever allow the SSPX to adopt the modernist mindset of the “Conciliar Church;” e.g., positively arguing in support of the Novus Ordo, ecumenism, religious liberty, inter-religious dialogue, etc.
There is, however, more than one way to betray Tradition, and one of them concerns the failure to condemn blasphemy and heresy for what they truly are – loudly, clearly and plainly.
Ironically, it is thanks to Fr. Gleize and his series of articles presenting the official position of the SPPX on Francis and Amoris Laetitia  that I am no longer convinced that the Society has the resolve to speak with clarity and conviction moving forward.
Unless they do, being regularized would be like going on a bear hunt while leaving the rifle at home.
I have always maintained that the granting of regular jurisdiction to the SSPX is a matter of justice; one that boils down to the fundamental question:
Is the Society of St. Pius X Catholic?
The truth is they are, and Rome has an obligation to acknowledge as much and to treat them accordingly.
While I still believe this, I also believe that it is reasonable to wonder whether or not the Society has the wherewithal to uphold their own obligation to the truth.
In other words, if already the SSPX is treading lightly in the face of the unprecedented danger to souls represented by Amoris Laetitia and its “humble” author, how can anyone be confident that they will do any better if regularized?


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http://tradcatknight.blogspot.com/2016/07/sspx-accepts-personal-prelature-from.html
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Lose The Doctrine and You Will Lose Your Soul - Fr. David Hewko

 


          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

CoD is a load of £&%# so not bothered!

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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

Yay, my friends list won't say COD all the way down the line like Playstation 3-4 since it came out. Now I might get to play some games with friends for the first time since ps3 launched.

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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

@SuperiorTech I'm guessing there wouldn't be so many sour grapes in the comments if the article was confirming the game actually was coming to the Switch.

Nintendo fans are a bit sensitive on the third party issue due to years of feeling neglected by these publishers. They'll effusively praise games that come to their system, but if a company turns on their preferred console, they'll rip it apart like a pack of jackals. I can't even deny that I've felt this same compulsion at times.

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@Aneira
Certainly, Most Nintendo fans are 30+. It's good that they are still interested in Nintendo. However, my main gripe is that those fans aren't considered by other companies. Yes there are still young people that play Nintendo, I'm 15 and enjoy playing Nintendo not because their games are "childish" but because the gameplay is good; which leads me to the next point. It's great that Nintendo constructs games by gameplay seeing as it's pretty hard to come across games with good play. After all, the gameplay effects the player not the art style

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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

@ThanosReXXX
That's kind of my point though. You're 47, but other companies aren't going to know that and they will assume that because it's Nintendo their install base is children. I'm glad to hear though that Nintendo manages to evoke such an emotion out of you

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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

@SLIGEACH_EIRE I feel bad for you brosef. You try to show this rabid fanbase a problem with the Switch(which this is clearly a problem) and you just get sh@t on.

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          Re: Sledgehammer Games Has a Definitive Answer on Call of Duty: WWII for Nintendo Switch - "No"   

@rjejr Forgetting one important factor to your 'math'. How long said systems have been out.

PlayStation 4 release date: February 22, 2014
Xbox One release date: November 22, 2013
Nintendo Switch release date: March 3, 2017

So your numbers argument wouldn't a be a fair comparison as the Switch is only 4 months old, whereas the Xbone is 4 years old and the PS4 is 3 years old. Naturally the consoles that have been out longer would have a higher base than a system that hasn't even seen its first year anniversary.

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£70000 - £80000/annum: CV-Library: M&E Contracts Director Industry leading Sub-Contracting company are looking for a Contracts Director with strong Technical knowledge and experien Loughton
          Celpure Plant Manager - USA - Imerys - San Jose, CA   
General knowledge of business operations; Anticipates questions and prepares technical and business correspondence pertaining to the business case for each...
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          Trim Engineer - Adient - Plymouth, MI   
Demonstrates adequate knowledge of Adient’s BOS and PLUS business processes. Communicates between internal functional groups (Purchasing, Program Management...
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          Marketing Specialist/Graphics Designer/Business Analyst - Advanced Technology Systems Company - McLean, VA   
Working knowledge of personal computers, facsimile machine, and various copy machines required. Lotus Notes highly encouraged....
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          Manufacturing Process Engineer - PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS, LLC - Elkin, NC   
A working knowledge of computer aided-design equipment and computerized processes is preferred. Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), a division of Vitro and the #1...
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          IT Service Technician - Darkhorse Technologies - Albany, NY   
Valid Driver’s License. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of PC hardware installation, repair,... $35,000 - $40,000 a year
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          Project Controls/Insulation - Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services - Lusby, MD   
Knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems....
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          Patient Care Coordinator - Desert Orthopaedic Center - Las Vegas, NV   
* Previous medical office experience a must * Must have good computer skills - EMR knowledge a plus * Experience answering multi-line telephone system a plus ...
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          Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse - Lady Isabelle Nursing Home - Trout Creek, ON   
Knowledge of RAI-MDS – AIS certified, if not must be completed successfully within one (1) year of being hired....
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          Packaging Engineer - Perrigo - Allegan, MI   
Possesses thorough knowledge of cGMPs, and a working knowledge of USP Testing and CR protocol testing. Perrigo Company plc, a leading global healthcare company,...
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          Site Construction Manager 20170417 - HUSKY ENERGY INC - Newfoundland and Labrador   
Proven knowledge of fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms including offshore industry standards and procedures for structural design of offshore...
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          Regional Sales Manager - Trimble Inc. - Remote   
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business or related field. Knowledge of served markets and industries - Must have Agriculture industry experience....
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          How To Be a Non-Antisemitic Anti-Zionist   
I've long maintained that is perfectly possible, in concept, to be anti-Zionist without being antisemitic (under reasonable definitions of both "Zionism" and "antisemitic"). The simplest way of doing this is through a sort of principled anarchism which objects to anybody having a state. In that case, "anti-Zionism" is not really a specific identity so much as it is the application of a general principle objecting to the existence of states to a particular state that happens to be Jewish -- and the principle doesn't operate materially differently with respect to Arab, or Japanese, or Mexican states.

Concept doesn't always (or, in my estimation, even often) translate into practice of course. And it is not a form of "censorship" or "cheating" to insist that if one wants to radically oppose the manner in which most Jews believe in their collective liberation, it might actually require hard work and difficult, nuanced judgments demanding deep knowledge of and attentiveness to Jewish histories and experiences. Saying that there can be non-antisemitic anti-Zionism doesn't compel the conclusion that it should be easy to do it.

That said, if you want a sketch on what non-antisemitic anti-Zionism might look like in the wild, you could do worse than reading this post by Jewdas (a British-based Jewish anarchist organization) commenting on the aftermath of the Chicago Dyke March fiasco.

I put this post forward not because I "endorse" it. I'm not an anti-Zionist nor an anarchist, I don't find the existence of Israel to be an embarrassment (though I certainly find a decent chunk of its actions to be so), and I have my share of objections to the "New Diasporism" model they are promoting -- not the least of which is my skepticism that the model adequately accounts for patterns of antisemitism in practice.

But what I can say is that theirs is a principled position that can be argued against on the basis of principled reasons. It is not a ticket good for the Jewish ride only (that brand of anti-Zionism can jump in a lake). It takes Jewish experience and Jewish communal life seriously, and offers a serious accounting of alternatives to collective living through a state. I might not find their alternative compelling or persuasive, but that's a far tamer and more prosaic objection than I'd level at the standard-issue forms of anti-Zionism that, say, justify expelling Jewish marchers because they have a Star of David on their rainbow flag.
          Oil Giants Look Anew At Libya   
Libya's pledge to give up its weapons of mass destruction and the possibility that the United States may soon end its economic sanctions against Libya could be a boon for several American oil companies that once had extensive operations there, sev...
          Learn to Speak Spanish Overnight   
If you want to learn to speak Spanish fast then this article is for you. By the end of this article you will have the tools and knowledge you need to become fluent in Spanish quickly.
          Maintenance Associate - Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. - Lafayette, IN   
Skilled in the repair of electrical, mechanical, and PLC equipment. Must be willing to complete maintenance knowledge evaluation on own time.... $21.77 - $29.91 an hour
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          Keith Cook And Steel   
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          Tintagel Castle Footbridge submitted for Planning Consent   

An application has been made for Planning Consent for a new footbridge at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

The last time I featured this project was to discuss the six shortlisted competition entries back in December 2015. In March 2016, the winner was announced as Ney and Partners with William Matthews Associates. The scheme is for a new bridge to take visitors onto the Tintagel Castle promontory, a beautiful and deeply historic site. The bridge will provide access for the mobility-impaired for the first time.

You can find the full planning application online, but I've extracted some of the pertinent material to share here.

The bridge gives the appearance of being a very slender arch structure, but in fact it is formed of two giant steel cantilevers, each shaped with a parabolic curve in elevation. In theory, this means that the lower rib carries a constant force when the bridge is subject to a uniform load, allowing for an efficient use of structural steel. In practice, things are never so simple.

The lower and upper ribs each comprise two weathering steel fabricated box girders. These span 66.7m in total. The cantilevers are not quite symmetrical.

The upper ribs are parallel, with the 3.0m wide structure supporting a 2.5m wide walkway. At midspan, these ribs are a mere 175mm deep, impressively slender by any standard. The lower ribs converge towards their foundations, and are also exceptionally small, being only 140mm deep over most of their length.

The structure's strength comes from the depth of the twin cantilevers, which reaches 4.4m near the supports. The upper and lower ribs are connected by what the designers refer to as a "Thomas Telford" detail, for reasons which should be obvious. These spandrel lattices are formed from solid stainless steel bars varying in cross-section from 30mm square to 65mm square.

The structural dimensions illustrate a peculiar talent that Ney and Partners seem to have for exploiting design standards to their absolute limit, and creating structures of astonishing slenderness. The total weight of the steel structure is stated as 66 tonnes, which is quite amazing for this span. It's no surprise given the slenderness to read that the bridge's first natural frequency is 1.6 Hz (well into the vulnerable area for pedestrian excitation).

The bridge deck consists of slates placed on edge in a sand bedding layer, carried on stainless steel pans supported between the primary structural ribs. The pans have drainage scuppers in the soffit, and there is an air gap between the deck pans and the main ribs to ensure the weathering steel can weather properly.

The bridge balustrades consist of stainless steel bars supporting oak handrails, 1.3m high in total.

The bridge foundations are proposed as rock anchors for both the compression (lower rib) and tension (upper rib) elements, with additional rock anchors used to stabilise the exposed cliff faces.

The gap in the middle of the bridge is nominally 42 mm, reducing to 5 mm under maximum temperatures, and increasing to 85 mm under minimum temperatures. There's clearly a degree of controversy to this particular detail, given the risk of a trip hazard or simply the discomfort caused to visitors already made anxious by height and exposure.

At competition stage I observed that significant differential deflections could also be expected when one cantilever was loaded more than the other (by pedestrians or by wind), but the planning submission makes clear that the two cantilevers are in fact connected by shear pins, in a similar manner to a twin-bascule bridge.

I think the poetic idea behind the gap justifies the problems that it creates: the intention is to make intensely apparent the sensation of stepping from the present into the past, of the division between the Tintagel Castle and the mundane world.

The designers have also sought to address the other major objection raised at competition stage, which was to the adoption of weathering steel at an exposed coastal site, where the wind will blow salt spray high above the sea. They have instituted a series of corrosion tests on steel plates exposed at the project site, and the planning submission documents make clear that if these are unsuccessful, the weathering steel will simply be substituted with conventional painted structural steel.

However, there seems to be little acknowledgement of the bimetallic corrosion issue created by the use of so much stainless steel and weathering steel connected together. This combination will tend to lead to accelerated corrosion of the weathering steel at connection points, especially if moisture and salts are present.

Results of the on-site salt spray corrosion tests were due to be completed in June 2017 so it would be very interesting to see the results.

An article in The Guardian focuses on what appears to be increasing opposition to the entire idea of a bridge and captures some of the key issues. If you visit the planning consent website, it's clear there are numerous objectors.

One that's particularly worth reading is from Cornish bard, Bert Biscoe, arguing that whatever the merits of the particular bridge design, they cannot outweigh the damage that will be caused to a site of major archaeological importance. The argument is not about the physical impact of the bridge, but about the very desire of the site's custodian, English Heritage, to increase visitor numbers in such a sensitive site. This is an argument about the merits of preservation over the merits of public access - it is intrinsically anti-populist, but perhaps necessary.

I have been to Tintagel and my initial feeling about the bridge was that the improved accessibility would be very welcome. The promontory is currently accessed via a low-level bridge and a series of awkward steps, which are very difficult for some visitors to traverse. The planning submission notes that some 15% of visitors who buy a ticket for the Castle never actually make it up the existing steps onto the promontory.

However, the bridge is no panacea for this, as there will still be areas which are only accessible via steps or very narrow paths. It's therefore legitimate to consider whether the adverse impacts of such a major intervention are justified by the benefits.

I will be very surprised if the bridge fails this initial planning consent hurdle. However, Scheduled Monument consent will also be required, and I expect opponents of the scheme will petition central government to call in the entire planning application for further review, such is the sensitivity of the site

 I think the designers involved have done an excellent job in addressing the site constraints, within the limits of their brief, and this will be a very interesting project to follow, especially if it proceeds all the way to be built.
          Confessions of a Paris “Badaude”   
Joanna Walsh, illustrator and writer of one of the most popular blogs about Paris, Badaude, took time out of her busy schedule to give us some insight into her recent projects and share some of her local knowledge of Paris. What was the motivation behind your blog? I started my blog, www.badaude.typepad.com a couple of […]
          Why EdTech Sucks   
Die Stimmen, die sich in jüngster Zeit kritisch an EdTech reiben, werden mehr. Zu ihnen gehört Graham Brown-Martin, ein britischer Bildungsexperte mit globalem Wirkungskreis. Sein Punkt: Was sich heute unter dem Stichwort “EdTech” versammelt, hat nichts mehr mit Innovationen zu tun, zielt auf  “instructionism” (transmission of knowledge) und nicht auf “constructionism” (reconstruction of knowledge), ist [...]
          Bridgeport drivers nearly 60 percent more likely to be in collisions   

BRIDGEPORT — A report from Allstate signifies that although Bridgeport may fall within the backside 15, the town might not essentially have the worst drivers. A report ranked Bridgeport at 189 of 200 on an inventory of “greatest drivers” for the most important 200 cities within the U.S. Located at spot 189 for 2017, the town falls 4 spots under its rating for 2016. The 2017 Allstate America’s Greatest Driver’s Report was the results of an in depth evaluation of firm claims knowledge, the report stated. The info allowed the corporate to research the probability that drivers from every metropolis

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          High School Principal 9-12 - ALS Education Inc - Miami Gardens, FL   
Knowledge of and ability to work in a technology rich environment. The Principal is responsible for providing educational leadership, contractual accountability...
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          Costa Mesa, CA Reason #194 Why Booking Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Lotion) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Costa Mesa, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

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Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

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~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

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          Corona, CA Reason #195 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Anti-Aging Product Development (Creme) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Corona, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

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Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
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          Cottonwood West, UTAH Reason #192 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Cleanser) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood West, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-west-utah-reason-192-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-cleanser-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825864.htm

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Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
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          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Skin Care Product Development (Moisturizer) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (www.WasatchContractManufacturing.com) is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

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          Mid Level Oracle Developer - LongView International Technology Solutions Inc. - Alexandria, VA   
Use technical knowledge of application configuration, objects and business processes to identify and solve problems....
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          Senior Oracle Developer - LongView International Technology Solutions Inc. - Alexandria, VA   
Use technical knowledge of application configuration, objects and business processes to identify and solve problems....
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          Computer Technician - Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate - Charleston, SC   
Basic knowledge of network protocols, configurations, and understanding of LAN operations is necessary. Phone system maintenance to include setting up users,...
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          Engineer III - Mechanical Engineer - Dominion Energy - Lusby, MD   
Oversees document control and configuration management processes; Understanding of and ability to apply knowledge of configuration management;...
From Dominion Energy - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:15:54 GMT - View all Lusby, MD jobs
          Shop Helper - Recycling Calgary - Calgary, AB   
Knowledge of welding, fabricating and mechanical inclined would be added assets. For the right candidate can possible turn into long term, with the option to...
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          Retail Coverage Merchandiser (WPT) - PT - Acosta Sales & Marketing - Falls, ID   
Retain knowledge of ordering and pick procedures for the retailer. Work with technology collecting data from store visits with a company furnished tablet....
From Acosta Sales & Marketing - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:12:36 GMT - View all Falls, ID jobs
          Accountant Assistant - Simplexcoke - Gujrat, West Bengal   
Proper Knowledge of Tax / Finance / Accounts Post Articleship. Dealing with Tax related matters as VAT and CST etc. Location- Gujarat ( Kutch).... ₹2,00,000 a year
From Indeed - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:26:40 GMT - View all Gujrat, West Bengal jobs
          Motherhood lessons: Year 2   
1. A supportive husband makes all the difference between a caring, nurturing mother and a crazy one. Seriously. Many have been the days when I am feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, and in sweeps the hubby and makes everything better. Sometimes he works quietly in the background, doing the dishes when I've fallen asleep without meaning to (again!). Other times he's vocal, full of helpful advice and loving words. But most of all, he makes everything better just by being there.

2. Night-wakings. It gets tiresome, sure, but remember when you would give anything for a little one to hold and to love? Well, you have her now - so cherish every part of it.

3. The Poop Superpower. All kids have it. You know, the ability to poop at will, only to be utilised when Mum sits down for a meal or when you are all ready to finally leave the house for that important errand that had to be done last week.
There have been days when there hasn't been a single poop the whole day, and no sooner have I sat down for my first warm meal of the day, when suddenly there are little hands tugging at my clothes, innocent eyes looking up at me while a sweet voice declares, "Ammi! Poopoo."

4. Little Perfectionist. When your toddler sees you lying down, with your eyes closed, body quite still - it doesn't just occur to her that you're sleeping (or trying to). She must make sure of the truth! She must come and shake you, poke you, repeatedly shout, 'Ammi, Ammi, AMMI!!!' until you groggily open your eyes to see what the ruckus is all about. Having thus annihilated any chance of getting the elusive nap, she will ask in the most innocent way, 'anna anna?' (in English: were you sleeping?) *facepalm*
Not anymore, Baby Girl, not anymore!

5. Kickfest! As soon as you conceive again, your child will miraculously decide that it is not enough to take over the family bed - no, Ammi must be kicked in the tummy repeatedly throughout the night. With as much force as possible.
(Obviously, the mountain of pillows comes into existence much before the third trimester in this situation!)

6. Little Helper. The 18-24month olds love 'helping' around the house. In our case, 'cleaning' with a 'toochoo' (tissue/wet wipe) is an all time favourite. Hand Baby Girl a wipe and watch her wipe down every surface in sight - the only unscribbled-on corner of the coffee table; the sofa; her face; your face (yes, in that order!). Far be it for her to clean in a way that actually helps Ammi. She is desperate to help, yes, but she will do it her way!

7. Randomness. Toddlers are the masters of random. It is not unusual for us to be treated to spontaneous bursts of nursery rhymes, 'Allah Allah' (anything religious like Surahs/Duas, in Baby Girl's own special language) and some very funny statements.
These incidents make great Facebook statuses, and more than make up for the exhaustion that seems to accompany parenthood. I'm going to make a scrapbook of all the statuses I've ever uploaded about my kiddos. One day. Soon. InshaAllah.






8. Best friends. There is something magical about the second year of your child's life. They are eager to use their burgeoning communication skills yet often need a translator (aka Mommy) to get their message across to the world.
This tight bond that the two of you share - the mutual knowledge that you will always know what they mean, regardless of their ability to express it, is precious beyond measure.
For now, you two are the best of friends. May this friendship last forevermore. Amen.

9. Baby weight. If you're still carrying extra weight two years postpartum, its probably your baby's fault. I mean, hey, someone has to finish off all those leftovers! I hate wasting food, and those toddler-sized leftovers seem harmless enough...until you end up eating an extra half meal at every meal.

10. Tete-a-tete. Conversation between a mother and a child is sacred. No one should interrupt just because THEY don't understand what the child is saying. If we don't listen to them when they're young, they won't talk to us when they're older.

11. Sleepy time. Naptimes and the hours after bedtime have a strangely ethereal quality to them - its a kind of peacefulness that comes with the certainty that the little one is safely ensconced in a room, without you having to supervise their 'explorations' and 'inspections' of everything. Needless to say, anyone who dares disturb the peace of the parents....I mean, the valuable sleep of a child...is not viewed with friendly eyes.

12. Are you a perfectionist...or a slacker? I'm a slacker. There, I said it. And I had to make a conscious effort to become one. Being a perfectionist by nature, it was easy to fall into a pattern of constant criticism, complaints and condemnation. This was ruining the general atmosphere of the home and I realized we were getting sucked into a vicious cycle of negativity, all because of me. Because I was unable to let go of the little things and focus on the bigger picture. And so began the long and ardous journey of trying to maintain a positive demeanor - or, at the very least, a civil one, during trying times.

13. Keep calm and carry on. This is an important one for me. When I'm hungry/tired/rundown for any reason, I find I'm unable to handle even the slightest of stressful situations. With a toddler, this means that the little crises quickly escalate into big ones, which take that much more effort to deal with.
Solution: remain level-headed in every situation. Remember, YOU'RE the mature person, not your little one.

14. Grossed-out. NOT. You will reach a whole new level of grossness-handling ability. Recently hubby and I went out for dinner with our nearly 2 year old. She took a good sized bite of chicken, chewed it up, spit it out into her hand to inspect it, and put it back into her mouth. Then ate it. I didn't even bat an eyelid. Hey, if it didn't touch anything but her hand, its fair game. It came out of her own mouth, after all. (See what I mean?)

There are more - oh so many more that I meant to write but I was simply too busy/exhausted to actually write when inspiration struck. But this one is for sure - the LOVE - the completely overwhelming and all-encompassing LOVE for your child - that never reduces. And you think, how will I ever love anyone else with all this love for my baby overflowing from my heart? But miraculously, when He blesses you with another little person, He doubles the capacity in your heart as well. Subhanallah. (As I type this, we await the arrival of Baby Girl no.2. But the love is already present. I haven't met my precious angel yet, but already I love her beyond expression.)

Do you have any Motherhood Lessons to share? If you do, I'd love to hear them!

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          The truth about HG   
(This is an angry post. I apologize in advance.)

I'm going to come out and say it - I don't have morning sickness, ok? Its a mild case of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, and its horrible. Even though its 'mild', its absolutely horrible. And don't even get me started about the state of people who suffer from the severe form of this debilitating disease.

Right now, I am so angry and hurt and disappointed and generally low that for the longest time I didn't know what to write. I even thought whether it was worth writing. But it is, so here I am. Because the world needs to know how HG destroys the woman from the inside out. People need to research about it and support their loved ones during this hard time instead of making them feel worse than they already do.

Going through this a second time I have lost all patience with 'good intentions'. Educate yourself, people. Its not that hard.


You know you have HG when...

1) No amount of saltine crackers/ginger/peppermint even touches the nausea.
2) You need a bunch of pills just to 'survive'...and by survive I mean curl up on the couch like the living dead and watch your toddler destroy the living room.
3) You are unable to function like a normal human being - taking a quick shower requires herculean strength and makes you so sick and exhausted you just want to curl up and die and wonder why you bothered in the first place.
4) Doctors think you're just making it up and you stop using the term 'hyperemesis' just to avoid those sarcastic looks and comments.
5) Family members think you're just being overly dramatic. But when you try to explain they don't want to hear any of it because its all your fault because you didn't do XYZ or didn't eat such and such a thing and so you probably deserve it.
6) You struggle to keep food down, any food at all for 4 months straight, and the thing that stays down just happens to be a very specific brand and flavour of chips and soda. But people still think its ok to tell you that you're going to put on too much weight because you were already overweight to begin with, remember?
7) You spiral downwards into the worst kind of depression because HG renders you completely and utterly useless and people think you're lazy and irresponsible - and you don't even have the energy to correct them.
8) The weakness/debilitating nausea stays long after the vomitting subsides. Just because you're not vomitting does not mean you are 100%.
9) Being hungry worsens the nausea but eating makes you puke. Catch 22.
10) You can only keep down random things such as instant noodles from a particular company (safe foods) so as soon as you have a new safe food you stock up on it. Only to find it is no longer safe. So it seems prudent to not hoard food, but then when you have a craving for that particular thing you beat yourself up for not being far-sighted enough to keep extra. Catch 22 again.
11)There are times when you're too sick to eat and too hungry to sleep, and when you finally cry yourself to sleep you dream about food - only to wake up and puke your guts out at the mere thought of it.
12) Food aversions are your new best friends. The smell of fish cooked today makes you throw up several times daily for the next two days - and whenever you are unfortunate enough to think of it. Also, the revulsion to certain foods stays long after the baby is born - these smells become a reminder of a bleak period of time you would rather not think about.
13) Even after the worst is over, the smallest of puke session sends you into a full fledged panic attack.
14) Water becomes your worst enemy.
15) You want to cry tears of joy when you find a doctor who believes it is possible to still be puking your guts out beyond the first trimester.
16) You are not completely surprised when a doctor says angrily, 'What do you want from us?? What do you expect us to do?" because the medicines they gave aren't working and she thinks you're just wasting her time.
17) Suggestions/hints at lifestyle changes push you over the edge because you just want them to know HG IS NOT MY FAULT!! It is NOT caused by lack of sleep and eating vitamins/fruits/veggies will NOT make it go away!!
18) HG support groups and websites like http://www.helpher.org/ become your lifeline.

P.s. Have an HG story? Share it! I'm all about HG awareness these days.

          Industrial Electrician - Smurfit Kappa - Saskatchewan   
Good working knowledge of 3 phase motors and distribution, control systems, smart transmitters, and control valves....
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          Bank Servicing Analyst - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
Industry knowledge - IROC, AML, KYC (asset); Eagle is currently seeking a Bank Servicing Analyst for a six (6) month contract position, scheduled to begin...
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          Efficacy of a Computerized Simulation in Promoting Walking in Individuals With Diabetes   
Background: Regular walking is a recommended but underused self-management strategy for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Objective: To test the impact of a simulation-based intervention on the beliefs, intentions, knowledge, and walking behavior of individuals with T2DM. We compared two versions of a brief narrated simulation. The experimental manipulation included two components: the presentation of the expected effect of walking on the glucose curve; and the completion of an action plan for walking over the next week. Primary hypotheses were (1) intervention participants’ walking (minutes/week) would increase more than control participants’ walking, and (2) change in outcome expectancies (beliefs) would be a function of the discrepancy between prior beliefs and those presented in the simulation. Secondary hypotheses were that, overall, behavioral intentions to walk in the coming week and diabetes-related knowledge would increase in both groups. Methods: Individuals were randomly assigned to condition. Preintervention measures included self-reported physical activity (International Physical Activity Questionnaire [IPAQ] 7-day), theory of planned behavior-related beliefs, and knowledge (Diabetes Knowledge Test). During the narrated simulation we measured individuals’ outcome expectancies regarding the effect of exercise on glucose with a novel drawing task. Postsimulation measures included theory of planned behavior beliefs, knowledge, and qualitative impressions of the narrated simulation. The IPAQ 7-day was readministered by phone 1 week later. We used a linear model that accounted for baseline walking to test the main hypothesis regarding walking. Discrepancy scores were calculated between the presented outcome and individuals’ prior expectations (measured by the drawing task). A linear model with an interaction between intervention status and the discrepancy score was used to test the hypothesis regarding change in outcome expectancy. Pre–post changes in intention and knowledge were tested using paired t tests. Results: Of 65 participants, 33 were in the intervention group and 32 in the control group. We excluded 2 participants from analysis due to being extreme outliers in baseline walking. After adjustment for baseline difference in age and intentions between groups, intervention participants increased walking by 61.0 minutes/week (SE 30.5, t58 = 1.9, P = .05) more than controls. The proposed interaction between the presented outcome and the individual’s prior beliefs was supported: after adjustment for baseline differences in age and intentions between groups, the coefficient for the interaction was –.25, (SE 0.07, t57 = –3.2, P < .01). On average participants in both groups improved significantly from baseline in intentions (mean difference 0.66, t62 = 4.5, P < .001) and knowledge (mean difference 0.38, t62 = 2.4, P = .02). Conclusions: This study suggests that a brief, Internet-ready, simulation-based intervention can improve knowledge, beliefs, intentions, and short-term behavior in individuals with T2DM.

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          Cook - Rose Tara Plantation - King, NC   
Knowledge of DHSR Dietary Regulations. Must communicate closely with nursing department regarding dietary needs....
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          Assistant Prepared Foods Manager - Earth Fare - Charleston, SC   
Knowledge of food service industry trends, as well as common allergies and specialized dietary terms such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc....
From Earth Fare - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:42:31 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          Assistant Grocery Manager - Earth Fare - Charleston, SC   
Knowledge of natural and organic industry trends, as well as common allergies and specialized dietary terms such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc....
From Earth Fare - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:44:11 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          PHL14/352: The Impact of Electronic Health Information and Computer-mediated Communication for the Coping Abilities of Cancer Patients   
INTRODUCTION: World wide-based Information services are providing an increasing variety in information concerning practically every aspect of prevention, health promotion and treatment for patients, their families and care providers. For the case of cancer, a well-established information and communication infrastructure for an English speaking audience has been developed over the past years. METHODS: Our work has focused on an extensive literature review, identifying publications on the impact of the use of electronic information and communication platforms of the Internet by cancer patients, their families and care providers. RESULTS: Patients mainly log on to major services to receive background information about their particular disease or general introductions about the nature of cancer. The question of how much patients' ability to access to more information about their disease really effects their quality of life is still open. A randomised controlled trial showed that patients appreciated receiving more written information on cancer, although this did not increase their knowledge about cancer. Besides following their wishes or needs to inform themselves via the WWW, patients use more often email and newsgroup bulletin boards for communication. These bulletin boards also function as screening agencies for cancer news. Questions concerning the treatment of cancer and its effects on the family are reported as the most helpful topics on those lists. The three major dimensions of communication goals in online discussion groups can be identified as follows: a) exchange of information, b) social support and c) personal empowerment. These findings are similar to the communication structures identified for face-to-face groups. However, there are indications for some differences between traditional and virtual self-help (VS): more people are involved in VS; VS is open not only for patients but for their families, care providers as well as for involved professionals; VS is accessible around the clock and from every place. DISCUSSION: At this point of time, we can only estimate the importance of the Internet for health communication and health promotion. However, it appears that the Internet is a large information resource as well as a potential support network for patients and their families. In virtual groups, the distance-intimacy-relation seems to be easier to control. Furthermore, membership is independent from regional circumstances and patients with very rare kinds of cancer are able to find peers. The latter leads to the question if VS is particularly attractive to difficult-to-reach patient groups and if it will enhance their access to important resources such as social support. The process of coping with cancer itself seems to be very well supported by such new non-traditional electronic support networks, as long as they fulfil the functions of a community. Some basic problems, concerning the quality of information and the reliability of medical advice available through email, are not yet solved.

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          Assistant Prepared Foods Manager - Earth Fare - Greenville, SC   
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          Yard Crew - Green Plains Inc. - Hereford, TX   
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          Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative - Newport News - TCC Dealer Jobs - Newport News, VA   
Stay up to date with product knowledge, accessories, pricing plans, promotions, and service features through continuous learning and self-development....
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           Blue Branch: Business Lessons to Take Away from Wonder Woman    
Friday 30 June, 2017

Inspired by the recent box office smash hit Wonder Woman, Edinburgh-based event marketing specialists Blue Branch have revealed the business lessons they took from the film.

About Blue Branch - http://www.bluebranch.org/

In 1942, internationally famous psychologist Dr William Moulton Marston created the character that would become a global icon, Wonder Woman. Since then she’s gone on to become one of the most popular comic book characters of all-time and an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

Here, Blue Branch have outlined the business lessons to take away from the smash hit movie:

1. Mentorship - and paying it forward

Before becoming Wonder Woman, the civilian identity of Diana Prince sought a mentor because she needed someone to train her to become a warrior. In the comics, Diana returned the favour by mentoring a number of protégés like Wonder Girl and allies like Etta Candy and Paula von Gunther. For entrepreneurs, a mentor is imperative, and Blue Branch urge their staff and contractors to identify coaches and mentors to help them accelerate their career.

Managing Director at Blue Branch, Rania Noumaan believes that entrepreneurs should seek a mentor to train and guide them to help them hone their skills. “A mentor will share their mistakes and business knowledge and that is invaluable,” comments Ms Noumaan. The firm also believes that entrepreneurs should pay it forward someday by taking an aspiring entrepreneur under their wing.

2. Share success

Diana recognises the value that others bring and is humble in victory. Great entrepreneurs don’t steal credit for other people’s work and ideas, and they acknowledge that it is a team effort and celebrate all victories together.

3. Superhuman stamina and endurance are required

Wonder Woman possesses superhuman strength, durability, speed and an enhanced healing power, but Blue Branch believe that her greatest power is her superhuman stamina and endurance. The event-marketing specialists argue that stamina is what makes entrepreneurs great. “The road to success isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, those with a superhuman stamina are the ones who make it to the finish line,” commented Ms Noumaan.

4. Remember the power of empathy

Blue Branch believe that one of Wonder Woman's most powerful powers is empathy. In business, the importance of empathy is often underestimated. At Blue Branch, they believe that the most successful leaders have empathy and utilise it to build an A-team.

The event-marketing specialists encourage entrepreneurs to take away the valuable lessons above from Wonder Woman and apply them to their business.

Based in Edinburgh, Blue Branch is an events promotions company that specialises in delivering personalised event marketing campaigns. Their face-to-face approach to marketing has enabled them to build valuable relationships with customers from the first point of contact at event venues.



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          Dynamics AX Project Accounting Lead Consultant - Tribridge - Tampa, FL   
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          Office Receptionist - Dr. Ibrahim's Office - Point Edward, ON   
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          Mapping The Potential Economic Effects Of Climate Change    
Climate scientists agree that this century is getting much warmer and that such warming will likely bring economic pain to the U.S., but economists aren't sure how much. Now, a team of scientists and economists, writing in the upcoming issue of the journal Science , says it can at least tell which parts of the country are likely to suffer the most. The researchers started with history: How have heat waves and drought affected the economy in the past? Then they applied that metric to a range of future warming scenarios — from minor to extreme — and mapped the effects, county by county across the U.S. They found that if warming continues at recent rates, it could shave 3 to 6 percentage points off of the country's gross domestic product by century's end — the warmer it gets, the bigger the hit to the economy. Lead researcher Solomon Hsiang acknowledges that the numbers are uncertain by scientific standards but that they aren't really the bottom line. "I think the takeaway message that is
          Warehouse Worker - Cosco Industries, Inc. - Fountain Valley, CA   
Driver warehouse/ fork-lift oroperator 8 years not certified/ knowledgeable of power-tools and cordless/ knowledge of frw's in and around O.C,L.A,S.B,S.D good... $128,000 a year
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          Wildlife Biologist II – Baffin - GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT - Pond Inlet, NU   
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          Service Technician - Rainbow Lake, AB - StreamFlo - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          PRODUCTION PLANER SUPERINTENDANT - EACOM - Ear Falls, ON   
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          JoomlArt - JA Social II v1.0.7 - Best Responsive Joomla Social Template for Community   
JoomlArt - JA Social II v1.0.7 - Best Responsive Joomla Social Template for Community DEMO JA Social II is all new responsive Joomla template to build a social network for your community. Social II derives its name from JA Social, one of our best Joomla social templates for years. Social II is designed to help you create your own social network with Joomla. Support both of the best Joomla extensions for social networks JomSocial, EasySocial, and Community Builder. JA Social II is the ultimate ingredient for a successful community project. You can build a full-fledged social media site with both style and functionality. Moreover, JA Social II is not only a social media Joomla template but also a multipurpose responsive Joomla template. The template's custom styles and layouts allow you to create a beautiful layout with the power of JoomlArt Advanced Custom Modules extension. JA Social II also features Joomla CCK component - K2. With T3 Framework and Bootstrap 3 at core, JA Social II is friendly and easy to customize. You can freely design the responsive Joomla template with MagicTheme, and Layout Configuration.
          Comment on Why failure is a good thing by Tanya   
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[OOC] Phase 497 (AKA A New Website

Sooooo...the long and short of it is this: InSilico has a new website. I asked awhile ago that people backup what they could of their postings, and this is why. This situation isn't an ideal one, so I'll just jump into a preemptive FAQ here to address the what, whys and hows.Q: What is the new website? A: insilico.online (yes, that is the URL. http://www.insilico.online)Q: Why is the INSILICO website moving?A: Because we are not in a position to have confidence in the Ning platform. The Ning company has changed hands at least a couple times in recent months, and that has coincided with an increased number of technical issues that are slow to be acknowledged...let alone resolved. We also don't currently have access to the original creator account, which means our hands are tied when it comes to supporting it. We don't even know for certain when the next renewal date is. Despite having my payment info on file, Ning has been non-responsive to inquiries. There's also the lack of development, growth, etc. that has contributed to this.Q: Who is hosting the site now?A: We moved to Enjinn. It was robust enough to deliver on most of the features we need, and it could be deployed quickly. Given that we don't know when the Ning might go POOF, we were time conscious here. We wanted to make sure we had something in place quickly that would allow for only a minimum of disruption. Ideally I would have preferred to have everything self hosted, but that takes time and devoting resources into developing. Given the constraints, this was a good alternative.Q: What new features are there?A: Enjinn is forum based, so it is decidedly more robust in that aspect than the Ning is. I've created both IC and OOC forums, blog forums, and a number of other features to try to make it feel more "IC". It is still a work in progress as to how things might be presented, but the core is there. There is also a new wiki, events calendar, chat rooms, profile spaces, and a tag system which allows us to make areas visible only for specific groups/factions. Application forms will be integrated for things like player rentals and group membership. Q: What's going to happen to all the INSILICO content on Ning? A: That's a good question, but there is no definitive solution. I've gotten the basic setting overviews up in the new wiki, and I am continuing to cull the Ning for information and specifics that will be given dedicated wiki pages. I'm also using that to construct a historical timeline which players can use more efficiently than searching blog posts. Again, work in progress here, but nothing that would prohibit using and adding to the new site.As far as player content, pictures, blogs, etc...that's a bit more difficult. Ning has an archive utility, but that requires access to the creator account (which we don't have). However, as far as we can tell, there isn't an efficient way to import content from one site to the other either. At the very least I'm hoping that we can archive the Ning site so that the data is all backed up. Other than that, we're starting from scratch. You can manually post whatever blogs that you want to have on the new site. I do ask that everyone only import what is essential for now (random pictures/video etc that aren't important to the story should be given low priority. With any luck I will be able to get an archive of those up at some point in the future). I know this isn't going to make some people happy, but it's the best that we can offer at the moment. I will keep everyone updated on our progress, one way or another.Q: What happens now?A: At least that's an easier question. Go to the new site, join it, and start using it. We will not be approving any new Ning sign-ups going forward. I may post updates about the new site here too just to cover all ground, but everything else will be done over at insilico.online. So update your bookmarks. For the next couple weeks, there will be no applications or approval needed for "new" members. Since the majority of sign-ups will be for current InSilico players, we don't want there to be any bottlenecks in the migration process. After things have stabilized (and any bugs discovered), we can get things back to normal.See More

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          Women Will Work For Free From Now Until The End Of The Year, Says Charity   

Monday 9 November marks Equal Pay Day in the UK. The Fawcett Society claims that it will take over 50 years to close the gender pay gap.

Pauline Bercker from Leeds joins an equal pay for women demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, 18 May 1969.

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Monday 9 November marks the day when women working full-time essentially stop earning and work for free the rest of the year, the UK's leading gender equality charity announced today.

Women are paid on average 14.2% less an hour than men according to the Fawcett Society, which analysed 2014 data on the average full-time hourly earnings for men and women using the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

After subtracting the percentage difference of average earnings from 100%, the findings revealed women are paid on average 14.2% less an hour than men.

Equal Pay Day was then calculated by subtracting 14.2% of the year (52 days) from the end of the year, producing today's date.

Prime minister David Cameron speaking to an audience in Edinburgh.

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The gender pay gap has declined by 1.3% in the last five years. At this rate of progress, it will take over 50 years to close the gap, the charity claims.

"Progress has stalled in recent years but with real commitment from government and employers, together with action from women and men at work, we could speed up progress towards the day when we can consign it to history," Sam Smethers, the Fawcett Society's chief executive, said in a statement.

Earlier this year, prime minister David Cameron pledged to "end the gender pay gap in a generation". The Conservative government made it mandatory for large companies to publish information about the gender differences in average earnings.

The government claims the national living wage of £7.20 per hour will also help with the pay gap.


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          From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
by
Carolyn Guertin
2005-01-27

For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

 “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

-Judy Wajcman

Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
__________
We are the modern cunt
positive anti-reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
VNS MATRIX
terminators of the moral code
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
(http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html)
__________
Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
. Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.

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Postfeminist Artists and Groups

Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

Fusco, Coco. Coco Fusco’s Virtual Laboratory. http://www.thing.net/%7Ecocofusco/

Karasic, Carmin. FloodNet. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ZapTact.html, http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/wlajfa/pledge1.htm, and Karasic’s Homepage: http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/

Lialina, Olia. http://art.teleportacia.org/

Mez. The Data][h!][Bleeding Texts. http://netwurkerz.de/mez/datableed/complete/index.htm

subRosa. http://www.cyberfeminism.net

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Works Cited and Consulted

Barrett, Michèle and Anne Phillips, Eds. Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

Brooks, Ann. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Critical Art Ensemble. http://www.critical-art.net/

Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund. http://www.caedefensefund.org/

Cassel, David. “Hacktivism in the Cyberstreets.” AlterNet. 30 May 2000. 16 June 04. http://www.alternet.org/story/9223

Griffis, Ryan. “Tandem Surfing the Third Wave: Part 3, interview with subRosa.” YOUgenics. 2003. 16 June 04. http://yougenics.net/subRosaInt.htm

Haraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. [1985] 149-181.

Harmon, Amy. “`Hacktivists’ of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web.” New York Times on the Web. 31 Oct 1998. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/archive/news/1998/Hacktivists-NYTimes-1998.pdf

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

jodi.org. 17 June 04.

metac0m. “What is Hacktivism?” thehacktivist.com. Dec 03. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/hacktivism.php

Morgan, Robin. Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism. London: Methuen, 1990.

Old Boys’ Network (OBN). “FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.” 16 June 04 http://www.obn.org/inhalt_index.html

Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones. New York: Bantam, 1997.

subRosa. “Tactical Cyberfeminism: An Art and Technology of Social Relations.” 16 June 04. http://www.artwomen.org/cyberfems/subrosa/

VNS Matrix. “Cyberfeminist Manifesto.” 1992. 17 June 2004. http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html

Wajcman, Judy. TechnoFeminism. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.

Wray, Stefan. “Electronic Civil Disobedience and the World Wide Web of Hacktivism: A Mapping of Extraparliamentarian Direct Action Net Politics. Nov 1998. 16 June 04. http://thehacktivist.com/archive/edt/wwwhack.html

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          Former child star Ryunosuke Kamiki on his second run of success   



1: れいおφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:41:44.12 ID:???0.net
Having continuous success from being a child star until turning an adult is a Herculean task. He may have slowed down at one point, but Ryunosuke Kamiki has once again regained his position at the top as a very popular talent.

He joined long running theatrical troupe Jidougekidan at the age of 2 in 1995, and debuted in a commercial in the same year. He then made his acting debut in 1999 in Masahiro Nakai's drama Good News.

He was then known as a "genius child talent", and at 12, starred as the lead in the remake of Youkai Daisensou in 2005 where he won the "Best Newcomer" award in the 29th Japanese Academy Awards.

He starred in his first drama in 2006's Tantei Gakuen Q (NTV) and has constantly been appearing in dramas and movies ever since. One of the biggest reasons why he's survived for such a long time in the industry is his choice of talent agency.

"He's in this major production firm which manages the Southern All Stars, Masaharu Fukuyama, Takeru Sato, Haruma Miura, and Yuriko Yoshitaka, among others. He receives a wide variety of projects, and he'll be secure even when he gets involved in a scandal with a woman as the agency will clean up after the mess. If he were in a different agency, he would have lost offers and would gradually fade out from the industry." - (TV rep)

Kamiki starred in the silver screen adaptation of the best-selling novel Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo in 2012 which sparked his second break. He then went on to make an impressive performance in last year's drama Kazoku Game, which left a stronger impact than the main star Sho Sakurai of Arashi.

He has been cast as the lead in the upcoming suspense thriller drama Henshin on WOWOW which is based on Keigo Higashino's novel, and will be in a number of upcoming movies, namely Rurouni Kenshin -Kyoto Taika-hen/ Densetsu no saigo-hen, Kamisama no iutoori, and next year's Bakuman. It seems that he has thorough knowledge of how to survive in the industry.


http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/roombox/imgs/3/9/39850807.jpg







2 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:42:44.07 ID:QQkwfypv0.net
良い感じに成長したもんな 劣化したとか全然思わないし
He's grown up quite nicely. Never have I thought that he's deteriorated.
4 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:43:04.12 ID:2/1AtEYV0.net
ずっと出てないか?こいつの場合
But in this guy's case, hasn't he constantly had exposure?

15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:51:28.81 ID:/K2W/cyk0.net
>>4
うん、主演・助演問わず、コンスタントに出続けてたと思う。
だから、再ブレイクと言われても??

Yes, whether or not he's in a leading role or in a supporting role, he's constantly been in the spotlight. That's why I'm not so sure why they're saying he's getting his second break.




6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:44:38.12 ID:79j2n/UP0.net
勢いが衰えていたって感じないわ
But it never felt like he lost traction
7 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:44:52.74 ID:1+ibSsic0.net
オネエキャラで大ブレイク
Huge break as a "big sis" character
8 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:46:34.25 ID:80l2AyDj0.net
ゲイ能界を生きる術を知り尽くしてるんだろう
He has thorough knowledge of how to survive in the "Gay-noukai"

* (Pun on Geinoukai = showbiz world)
http://kura1.photozou.jp/pub/461/1607461/photo/148209515_624.jpg


http://livedoor.4.blogimg.jp/chihhylove/imgs/e/5/e5ead36d-s.jpg


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http://livedoor.4.blogimg.jp/chihhylove/imgs/2/d/2dde4447-s.jpg

66 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:20:28.99 ID:uCI+OQYK0.net
>>8
これ放送でみたけど
ほぼカミングアウト状態だからな

I saw the broadcast of this, and it almost seemed like he was coming out of the closet
97 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:22:20.62 ID:uE+/59S70.net
>>8
いつ喰われたんだろうな
子役時代かわいいかわいい連呼して変態化した奴がいたりして

I wonder when he was devoured *(by a man). Could it be that there was someone who kept on calling him a cute boy when he was still a kid which caused him to become a hentai?
117 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/20(金) 00:03:38.17 ID:zutXA/uK0.net
>>8
やめろw
Cut that out w





27 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:57:04.42 ID:KAUNlM600.net
なんかホモゥっぽくなっちゃったけどな
He does seem like a homo, though
32 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:59:49.45 ID:h+OZwwaS0.net
逆にゲイじゃなかったらビックリ
I'd actually be surprised if he wasn't gay
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:46:35.38 ID:t4Oyx//I0.net
仮面ライダーアギトの時がかわいさのピークだったけどー
His cuteness peaked in Kamen Rider Agito, though


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11 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:47:34.10 ID:FiFYqQJk0.net
スペック出てたろ
He was also in SPEC
12 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:48:07.44 ID:G2QTlFtL0.net
アミュタレって全然叩き記事出ないね (´・ω・`)
神木きゅんはかわいいからいいけどさ

I never see bashing articles on these
Amuse talents (´・ω・`)
Kamiki-kyun's cute so I don't care, though.
14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:48:48.12 ID:PvDFfj1A0.net
きゅんきゅん(´ω`*)
Kyun kyun (´ω`*)
13 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:48:29.65 ID:C1cUNVWV0.net
小学生の美少年期のあとに顔が崩れてブサイク期が長くあったけどだんだんまた整ってきた
成長期によくあるパターン

There was a long period where he looked ugly after his pretty boy stage in grade school, but his face looks nice again now. It's a pattern seen a lot during one's developmental years.
16 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:52:20.25 ID:paxiRFyb0.net
ムコ殿の神木きゅんは天使だったわマジで うわーかわいいかわいい言いながら見てた
Kamiki-kyun was seriously an angel in Mukodono.I watched it while saying "Uwaaa, kawaii! kawaii!".


http://buta-neko.org/img/dorama/2001/mukodono/cap114.jpg




18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:53:10.54 ID:oGA3AOfuO.net
スペックで盛り返したかな
He came back in SPEC
19 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:54:21.56 ID:HlakIaEr0.net
沖田役?見たいなー
As Okita? I wanna see that.
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:54:38.87 ID:4ZPaXDFP0.net
11人いる!だったかが面白かった
11-nin mo iru! was it? That was good.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zGG2ETlIL.jpg

36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:01:12.98 ID:sy/dY4UV0.net
>>21
童貞奪われたやつか?
The one where he lost his virginity?
120 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/20(金) 00:17:52.31 ID:KrFKCorf0.net
>>21
神木きゅんのビジュアルはまずまずだったけどドラマ自体は良かった
Kami-kyun visually wasn't bad there, but the drama itself was good.




109 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:42:39.99 ID:ROIrsCMa0.net
11人もいる!の神木君の童貞喪失シーンは超絶おもしろかった クドカンならではの表現だとおもったな あれもう一度見たいんだけど、どこにも落ちてないorz
The part where Kamiki-kyun lost his virginity in 11-nin mo iru! was soooooooo funny. I thought that it was expressed well in Kudokan's own way. I want to watch that again, but I can't find it anywhere orz

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hanagenuki-jet/imgs/e/1/e1360838.jpg

111 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:45:52.14 ID:uEeuOROS0.net
>>109
花と花火とロケットだっけw
Flowers, fireworks, and a rocket, was it? w




29 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:59:39.46 ID:GzZ5kcQy0.net
子役からずっと好きだわ。 神木とあと吉岡君も。
ずーーーーっとファンだわ。 自分の中じゃ衰えた時期が全くない。

I've always liked him since he was a child star. Kamiki, and Yoshioka-kun too. I've been a fan all this time. He was never on a decline for me.
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 21:59:48.59 ID:kcJ5zotf0.net
上戸彩のおっぱい触った男
The boy who touched Aya Ueto's boobies

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/geispo159/imgs/e/b/eb1778c0.jpg




33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:00:04.64 ID:znkljTLA0.net
最近の芦田はもちょっと神木を見習うべきだな。
Ashida these days should follow Kamiki's example.
34 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:00:31.03 ID:DiiUyVec0.net
美少年からちょっと整ったオタクにレベルダウンしてるのに人気あるのか
So he's still popular despite leveling down from a pretty boy to a slightly handsome otaku, huh
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:01:02.52 ID:7NGiDJyx0.net
童ノ獣は黒歴史
His role as the Child Monster was a dark past

http://blog-imgs-24.fc2.com/s/a/i/saint50/20080504050235.jpg




99 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 23:24:16.25 ID:/z0jebCi0.net
「大日本人」に出演したことは黒歴史なんだろうな
Being cast in Dai Nipponjin must be a dark past for him
37 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:01:26.37 ID:Duiy6V610.net
きゅんかわいいよきゅん
Kyun, you're so cute kyun
38 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:03:05.63 ID:isJGnfKv0.net
あいくるしいでは可愛かったよなー
He was cute in Aikurushii

http://gaijingojapan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/4054028373.jpg




39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:04:08.66 ID:88qxvwSwO.net
ずっと売れてる奇跡の天才子役
The miraculous child star who's always been popular
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:04:16.83 ID:II5xiNeK0.net
霧島は神木と埼玉以外演技レベルが低かった
Everyone other than Kamiki and Saitama were bad at acting in Kirishima
44 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:09:58.64 ID:GHzoLsDF0.net
神木きゅん、かっけぇw
Kamiki-kyun, so cool w
46 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:11:13.71 ID:E6yZtLTs0.net
特に波があったような印象が無いんだがw
I never had this image that he had his ups and downs w
52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:13:08.15 ID:UXv2+m0OO.net
QUIZだっけ?財前直見が超能力捜査官やってた推理ドラマで 名門私立小学校の生徒役だった制服にランドセル姿の神木君は魔物と見間違う綺麗さだった。 美し過ぎて、この世のものとは思えないレベル。 ハリー・ポッターの人と較べたら見た目も中身も変な方に行かなかったのは奇跡だわ。
QUIZ, was it? The mystery drama with Naomi Zaizen as the detective with special abilities. Kamiki-kun dressed in his school uniform from this elite private school wearing a ransel was so pretty, you'd think he was a demon. He was so beautiful that you wouldn't have thought that he's from this planet. And it's a miracle that his looks nor his disposition hasn't strayed off the right track, unlike the Harry Potter boy.

http://blogs.c.yimg.jp/res/blog-d0-77/bluesky18bluesky/folder/1201556/63/36418563/img_1?1340026096





54 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:14:00.36 ID:3MzmWcmP0.net
再ブレイクって違和感あるなずっと出てる気がするけど
Saying that he got his 2nd break feels kinda wrong. It seemed like he's always been around.
63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:19:36.08 ID:s30ZnMCo0.net
まだまだ「ボーイ」なんだよね。ボーイじゃ駄目なんだよ。
「ガイ」にならなきゃ!

He's still a "boy". A "boy" isn't good enough. He has to become a "guy"!
65 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/19(木) 22:20:12.20 ID:30+6SMj80.net
1: れいおφ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:09:54.95 ID:???0.net
Tax evasion, women issues... GACKT has never been short of scandals. Another will be added to the list, as the current issue of FLASH reports that the wife of his backing band member YOU has exposed that her husband was GACKT's ghost writer.

According to the publication, YOU was GACKT's classmate in college and is his best friend. This was apparently common knowledge among the fans. But it's also said that YOU is currently in the process of getting a divorce from his wife of 10 years.

According to the wife, YOU has been composing the majority of GACKT's songs ever since he went solo. GACKT would write the lyrics at times, or would just let YOU do everything on his own, but all credits go to GACKT.

And upon completion of the tune, YOU would charge GACKT's management office which is handled by his sister, and would get paid approximately \500,000 per song. The article in FLASH has also published the copy of a deposit slip and details of the bank book in its article.

"I don't think GACKT will be able to talk his way out of this one anymore. Due to all of the allegations thrown his way, his scope of activities is now only limited to concerts and the theatrical plays that he produces, as it's gotten quite difficult for him to even make a TV appearance. Even if they do decide to make a sequel of Akumu-chan which was recently adapted for the silver screen, I don't think that he'll be receiving the offer to do it anymore." - (TV staff)

It doesn't seem like GACKT's case will escalate to similar proportions with the recent ghost writer scandal of composer Mamoru Samuragochi, but further speculations continue to come up from this, as YOU's wife has also revealed some private matters about GACKT. YOU and the missus lived together with GACKT in his condo unit and she reveals, "I've seen the actress with whom he was rumored in the tabloids. She was living together with GACKT at one point.".

This actress is assumed to be Yumiko Shaku, who coincidentally updated her blog on the 12th, the day of her birthday, and denied any romantic relationship with GACKT (without mentioning his name). People will be on the lookout as to how things will develop here as well. 


http://wadai-kininaru-2014.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_0ec/wadai-kininaru-2014/12YOU-7aa04.jpg



3 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:12:04.79 ID:0BWvL4vc0.net
こいつは何もかもが偽装じゃないか?w
Isn't anything and everything about this guy fake? w
6 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:14:41.19 ID:8IcjSnf+0.net
あんなつまんない曲、ゴーストにゃ書けんだろう
I don't think any ghost can write such boring songs, though
8 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:15:09.32 ID:7PwCF2YE0.net
佐村ガクト
Samuragackt
9 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:15:33.78 ID:u60R+bD70.net
格付けチェックに出演してる芸能人は全員いわく付き
これ豆な

Here's a bit of trivia. All talents appearing in the Kakudzuke Check have shady histories.

https://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/711310148.jpg?1357041347

18 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:18:07.42 ID:ontWe11U0.net
>>9
ガクトの正解率異常だったもんな
あそこまで正解するとか人間じゃねーわ

Gackt astonishingly has such an abnormal rate of getting correct answers. He probably isn't human for all those right answers.
42 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:27:25.77 ID:HKTtujxY0.net
>>9
ガクトとハマタは何かの取引してるよな
ハマタがガクトの印象操作を手伝うみかえりに
女を紹介してもらうみたいな

I feel that Gackt and Hamata are in cahoots. In exchange for Hamata helping out with shaping up Gackt's image, Gackt introduces him to women or something.



19 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:18:26.60 ID:QHRpcW+gO.net
作詞作曲はゴーストとして、あの格付けの正解率もヤラセなのだろうか 教えてエロい人
So even if he has a ghost writer for his songs, do you think that him getting all those answers correct is staged? Hey horny man, please tell me the answer.

56 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:34:53.56 ID:WANcwoMk0.net
>>19
演出という名のヤラセだろうね
過去にもクイズダービーのはらたいらは答えを教えられてたと巨泉が言ってるし
なるほどザ・ワールドのアグネスチャンも答えを教えられてたと愛川欽也が洩らしている
クイズ形式の番組には正解率の高いキャラ設定が必要なんだろう
たぶん世界ふしぎ発見の玉ネギ頭もソレだと思う

It's all probably scripted under the name of "production". Kyosen also said before that Taira Hara was informed of the answers for Quiz Derby in the past. Kinya Aikawa also leaked out that Agnes Chan was informed of the answer beforehand in Naruhodo the World. They probably need to create a character who gets all the answers right on these quiz shows.



15 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:17:58.39 ID:agNqwjWj0.net
ゴーストとかどうでもいい
Gacktの曲はそもそもつまらん

I don't care about ghosts. Gackt's songs are generally boring.
17 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:18:03.01 ID:8iE1vUoM0.net
マリスミゼルのマナにスカウトされるまで、ドシロウトのホストだったんだから、作曲なんて出来るわけないでしょ
楽譜も読めないんじゃない?

He was a total amateur and was just a host until Malice Mizer's Mana scouted him, so there's no way he can compose music. Maybe he can't even read musical scores?
21 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:19:53.74 ID:37wqPWtR0.net
GACKTがパクりなんかやるわけない。ゴーストが全て悪い
There's no way GACKT would plagiarize stuff. It's all his ghost's fault.
25 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:21:04.03 ID:NfZ26juo0.net
これはおもしろいw
Now this is funny w
26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:21:18.34 ID:38kEd5pe0.net
曲は単調
アレンジはワンパターン

His songs are monotonous. His arrangements are of only a single pattern.
30 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:22:28.41 ID:pscq3bFM0.net
意外性も何もない
No surprises here
36 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:25:31.04 ID:Gm0AXuoP0.net
GACKTだとなにも驚かないw
I don't get surprised by anything anymore if it's about GACKT w
37 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:25:31.43 ID:XJT1akLT0.net
GACKTが大卒だったことにまずビックリ
そしてGACKTが作詞作曲をしていた(設定になってた)ことに二度ビックリ

I'm more surprised that GACKT was actually a college graduate. And another surprise that he was actually writing songs (or he's supposed to be).
40 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:27:07.73 ID:B8ILOC2R0.net
こいつは次から次と出てくる
Things just keep coming up about him one after another
48 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:31:06.78 ID:RRSNni170.net
顔も偽装です
His face is fake too
『Gacktの整形と身長詐称についての検証画像wwwwwwwwwwwwwww』の画像M1
http://web.archive.org/web/20070206101435/http://blog13.fc2.com/h/hokuro7sei/file/gackt.jpg
49 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:31:58.31 ID:Xk3xhUTDO.net
妖精さんがなんて言い訳するか楽しみです(^O^)
I'm looking forward to what Mr. Fairy will say as an excuse (^O^)
50 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:32:26.45 ID:ih4YZxVo0.net
これ、擁護するわけじゃないが証拠もなにもなければ
佐村河内守と全然わけが違うぞ。 下手すりゃ大負けするパターンなんだが・・・

Not that I'm defending him, but this is totally different from Samuragochi's case if there's no evidence. Worst case scenario, it's a pattern where the other party would actually suffer the bigger defeat...
52 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:33:22.33 ID:Id0QDIgn0.net
佐村河内守はピアノ弾けないけどガクトはまだ弾けるだろ
Samuragochi can't play the piano, but at least GACKT can
http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/aoba_f/imgs/8/6/8660b458.jpg
57 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:35:15.13 ID:fBEoAEXv0.net
GAKTOってこういうネタ多すぎ、敵が多いと言う事か?
GACKT's got a lot of stuff being reported about him. Does this just mean that he has a lot of enemies?
67 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:39:11.91 IDf:b/HPNwg70.net
ネット弁慶はどうせ元記事読んでないだろうけど
この糞嫁が「旦那が作曲者なんだからもっと金が 入るだろ」という内容の告発だぞ
YOUという男がこの作曲料で納得してるんだから
いいだろうがと思うがなあ

Internet badasses probably haven't read the original article, but this shi++y wife was essentially saying: "My husband wrote the music for him so he should've been receiving much more than this!". I personally think there's no problem about this since YOU himself has agreed to the composition fee.

http://37.media.tumblr.com/40a1fcab0affea5744d54938e9f362cf/tumblr_n2esmiMIfu1rtiagko1_500.jpg
79 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:43:47.32 ID:sTFB1NdD0.net
GACKTと言うキャラなんだし
別にいいんじゃね?

Well, he's just portraying this character named "GACKT" so what's the problem?
80 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:44:36.70 ID:U0dTGweoO.net
何故だろう
全然驚かない

I wonder why, but I'm not surprised at all
85 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:47:04.23 ID:I9oKTV2AO.net
Ζガンダムの曲はどうなんです??
What about the Z Gundam song??

87 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:47:24.64 ID:nlNzsSol0.net
でもテレビで披露してたピアノの腕前は相当なものだったから
全部が全部ゴーストだったとは思えんのだが

But the piano skills he showed on TV was really something, so I don't think that everything was the work of his ghost
88 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:48:26.02 ID:s8Ou4/sx0.net
ゴーストを使っている割に毎度曲がショボいのは何故?
But why are all of his releases so lame even though he uses a ghost?

96 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:51:35.24 ID:S/ym5Psb0.net
>>88
>報酬は1曲あたり50万円。

報酬がショボいからなw

>Would get paid \500,000 per song.

Because the pay is so lame as well w



160 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 02:23:06.89 ID:B8ILOC2R0.net
どうせヒットしないし50万くらいが妥当な値段なんだろうな
It won't become a hit anyway, so 500,000 is just right
92 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:49:25.43 ID:AIADudLII.net
ふざけんなよ、GACKTには紅白出場の名曲Three small wordsって名曲あんだぞ
another world と three small words について絶対にググるなよ? 絶対だぞ!!!!!

Cut the crap, GACKT's got this calssic song "Three small words" which he sang at the Kouhaku!
And remember, never, ever Google about "another world" and "three small words". Got that? Never ever!!!!

98 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:51:51.93 ID:W9qledWN0.net
Josie And The Pussycats - 3 Small Words


104 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:53:53.23 ID:nGk9+nxx0.net
>>98
完全にパクリだな
酷いゴーストだ

Complete rip-off. What a horrible ghost.
116 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:58:40.10 ID:+43g957z0.net
>>98
関連動画になぜかなぜかGackt様が…
Hm? For some reason, Gackt-sama is in the related videos...
145 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 02:14:45.14 ID:w7MfatjL0.net
>>98
これよく話題に出るがゴーストの人がやっちゃったのか
This always comes up, but did the ghost writer do this as well?
171 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 02:34:13.93 ID:DEqQiCQl0.net
>>98
思ってたよりまんまでびっくりした
その後に関連動画にあったガクトの陶酔ぶりみて
さらにびっくりした

Wow, they sound exactly alike, more than what I had imagined. And I got more surprised as to how Gackt looked so intoxicated with himself in the related videos.
200 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 02:48:02.20 ID:Vc4+q8AZ0.net
>>98
見てきたわ
これはひどすぎる まんまじゃんか

I just watched >>98This is horrible. It's exactly the same.
223 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 02:59:06.08 ID:97pDXvzi0.net
>>98
パクリも面白ければ良いと思うけど、これパクリというよりカバーの域だな 音楽で表現したいものなんて無いんじゃないかな
I personally think rip-offs are fine if it's funny, but this one is more like a cover instead of a rip-off. Maybe he has nothing to express with music.
244 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 03:19:26.70 ID:zI4cBdwzO.net
>>98
これカバーじゃないの? これをオリジナルとしてやってるなら本当に嘘くさい野郎になるな
Isn't this a cover? If he's actually trying to pull this off as an original then he's just one big liar.






35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 01:25:19.04 ID:KUTk4gud0.net
女ってのはクソだな
別れる旦那の今後とか考えないもんかね? 暴露じたいは本人がすべきだろ

This woman's shi+. Hasn't she thought about the future of the husband after they get their divorce? These exposés should be done by the ghost himself.
339 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/18(水) 04:31:29.15 ID:MUhcw9Ky0.net
eLearning Industry.


          8 Ways To Continually Develop Your eLearning Skills And Knowledge   

Being a thought leader is important in the eLearning field. In order to be an eLearning field expert, you need to stay engaged and hungry for more eLearning skills and knowledge.

This post was first published on eLearning Industry.


          Why Won’t You Let Your Workers Learn?   

Our research shows 98% of workers want to learn. So how come so many organizations aren’t doing anything to feed this hunger for knowledge?

This post was first published on eLearning Industry.


          Basal Metabolic Rate: What Is It And How It Affects Your Weight Loss   
Losing weight seems like it should be easy. After all, there are entire television shows dedicated to showing you successful losers. The truth is that weight loss is a complex process. Part of your success involves having the knowledge you need about how your body processes calories. Learning what your basal metabolic rate is can […]
          What Can People Living With HIV Do About High Cholesterol?   
What Can People Living With HIV Do About High Cholesterol? It’s important for people living with HIV (PLHIV) to find knowledgeable HIV providers to assist them in monitoring their health as there are other medical issues, beyond t-cell counts and viral load, that may be of concern for them. Adult PLHIV may be at increased […]
          Comment on Proportional Force: Determining Lethal or Less-Lethal Response by Fred Miller   
That can be a sticky wicket. Sometimes you only have seconds to make a determination, but I do agree most incidents do not require the use of deadly force. HOWEVER, it only takes those few seconds for a situation to escalate to a potentially fatal assault. When that time were to come, would the victim still be able to, either physically or mentally be cognizant enough to make that determination? That is definitely a call for more training. The idea is to become situationally aware and always take the extra pains to avoid that potential, whether it's staying away from "that" side of town, or avoiding the darkened area or suspicious groups of people. It's planning for a trip or an outing, asking questions before venturing to unknown or unfamiliar places. Unfortunately, the inexperienced may have difficulty determining a proper plan, or what to look for. Pepper spray is on my "bat belt", along with a multi-tool, bright flashlight, extra mags, gun. I have a knife clipped in my pocket, a small blade in my watch pocket. Almost all of these items can be used defensively before I resort to pulling my gun, but making the determination to advance to deadly force is a much more difficult decision. I really don't know what the answer is. Each case is going to be different for each person. However, it's up to the armed individual to gain the knowledge and training to find out and be as prepared as possible.
          Customer Service Representative - Smurfit Kappa - Saskatchewan   
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          Corrugator Superintendent - Smurfit Kappa - Saskatchewan   
Enjoy challenges and opportunities to use your knowledge, skills and experience to support the strategic direction of the Company in a fast paced environment....
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          Store Manager - Pharma   
Akesiss Pharma Pvt ltd - Thrissur, Kerala - for this job. Redirect to company website Store Manager - Pharma Akesiss Pharma Pvt ltd 3 to 8 yrs As per Industry Standards Cochin/ Kochi/ Ernakulam... Job Description Job Description Should have experience of managing store in Pharma manufacturing industry. Should be responsible in all store related matters. Good knowledge and experience in...
          Reply #779   
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          Donor Coordination Officer - ActiveUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Peshawar   
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          Senior Policy Officer - ActiveUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Peshawar   
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          Municipal Service Field Officr - ActiveUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Peshawar   
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          Director HR & Admin - Cherat Cement Industries (Pvt) Limited - Peshawar   
Strong communication skills.*. To develop and implement the HR Strategy and action plan for IIMCT &amp; RIU ensuring that the skills, knowledge and attitudes of...
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          AP Sources: Pacers trade forward Paul George to Thunder   
Paul George has a new home, and Russell Westbrook has a new star teammate. The Indiana Pacers have agreed to trade George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, said two people with knowledge of the details. The stunning deal gives Westbrook, the newly crowned NBA ...
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          Looming Large: Ohio State's Five Biggest Recruiting Battles for the Remainder of the 2018 Cycle   
It's shaping up to be an Urban Meyer/Tom Herman battle for five-star cornerback Anthony Cook.

There's still a long way until February, but Ohio State has already secured commitments from several top prospects from around the nation. It's a tall task to recruit at such an elite level, and the country's top-ranked 2018 class already features a handful of noteworthy victories over some of college football's top programs. 

Urban Meyer beat out Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles for five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent and Teradja Mitchell – the nation's No. 2 inside linebacker. Notre Dame was in the same boat for Dallas Gant as was Oklahoma for Josh Proctor. USC was right up there on Jaiden Woodbey's list and five-star Georgia pass-rusher Brenton Cox spurned the in-state Bulldogs in favor of the Buckeyes.

Several other battles will wage on over the course of the next eight months, but right now we feel there are a handful that stand out above the rest. 


Anthony Cook • Cornerback • ★★★★★ • Biggest Threat: Texas

It's debatable at this point as to who exactly is Ohio State's top remaining cornerback target. It's also probably a moot point, however, as the staff is likely to take two more to complement Sevyn Banks

The Buckeyes signed Lone Star state prospects Jeffrey Okudah, Baron Browning, and J.K. Dobbins for the 2017 class, and all three are poised to make an impact as true freshmen. Tom Herman wasn't hired until November, so it's hardly fair to consider either one of them a real Meyer vs. Herman recruiting battle. 

Five-star cornerback Anthony Cook is a different case. 

The Houston (Lamar) defender is in the process of narrowing things down, and it's no doubt that the Buckeyes and Longhorns likely top his list. The nation's No. 2 corner will enroll early and a decision is expected sometime before November. The aforementioned Okudah is a close friend, but Cook's current teammate – 2018 wideout Al'Vonte Woodard – is expected to commit to Texas in just two weeks.

Tyson Campbell • Cornerback • ★★★★ • Biggest Threat: Miami

Out of all the prospects on the list, this one may be the toughest pull. The Buckeyes may very well be out in front right now for American Heritage cornerback Tyson Campbell, but the 6-foot-2.5, 180-pound corner resides less than an hour from Coral Gables and will surely be on Miami's campus multiple times between now and signing day. 

The Hurricanes do already have four cornerbacks committed, but Campbell is a player that any team in the country would find room for. Teammate Nesta Silvera has already pledged to Mark Richt, but four-star defensive end Andrew Chatfieldanother member of a loaded Heritage roster – has sided with Urban Meyer.

There's a long way to go with this one and Nick Saban is also involved, but we expect this recruitment to come down to the Buckeyes and Hurricanes.

Micah Parsons & Jayson Oweh • Defensive Ends • ★★★★/★ • Threat: Penn State

Ohio State's defensive line class is already off to an incredible start with commitments from the nation's top defensive tackle and one of the top pass-rushers. The Buckeyes are set to lose a number of starters following the 2017 season, and this is likely the most important unit to address. 

James Franklin and Co. aren't going to go down without a fight for two of America's best defensive ends. Micah Parsons backed off of his Penn State pledge in April, and while Ohio State is in a great spot, it's probably too early to pencil him into the class. It's been rumored that distance from home could be a factor, and though a number of SEC visits are in the works, the five-star still seems likely to wind up in Big Ten country. 

Jayson Oweh – the nation's No. 10 defensive end – may have more upside than any other player in the country. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder has only played organized football for one year, and Larry Johnson seems to be a huge fan of the four-star from Blairstown, New Jersey. Penn State appeared to have the upper hand through the spring, but a visit to Columbus for the June 9th camp has put the Buckeyes right at the top. 

Ohio State may run into a bit of a numbers crunch at defensive end, but it's reasonable to expect at least one of these two to ultimately side with the Buckeyes.

Jeremy Ruckert • Tight End • ★★★★ • Biggest Threat: Michigan

We've long talked about Jeremy Ruckert's status as one of the top overall targets for the 2018 class, and as a commitment inches closer, nothing has happened to change that. 

The Buckeyes have been out in front for some time now, but anytime the other school is Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines, then the battle is that much more important. Michigan has shown how much it loves to use its tight ends, and the Maize and Blue is still lurking as a threat for the Lindenhurst, New York star.

Reports out of Beaverton have been extremely positive thus far, and there's already some discussion that the 6-foot-5.5, 238-pounder could potentially earn his fifth star. Ruckert – who checks in as the country's No. 75 prospect – has been the focal point of Ohio State's tight end recruiting for just about an entire calendar year.

A decision is expected this summer.

L'Christian Smith • Wide Receiver • ★★★★ • Biggest Threat: Kentucky

Regardless of where Blue Smith falls on Ohio State's board at receiver, it's become pretty clear that Urban Meyer has every intention of signing the state's most gifted athlete. Kentucky appeared to surge a bit throughout the spring, and while the Wildcats are certainly still in the running, the Buckeyes look like the favorites here. 

“It's two completely different places,” Smith said, explaining how things are a little more personable and relaxed in Lexington in terms of fan engagement and his relationship with the staff. “Ohio State is more of a business. They are really detailed with what they do and the players that they get.” Via

Smith had been planning to make an announcement in July, but that timeline has been pushed back to late August. Could that bode well for the Wildcats? It's certainly possible, and Kentucky has had some major success in Ohio lately; albeit for prospects that don't have Buckeye offers.

But this doesn't look like one that Meyer is going to let get away.


          Skull Session: Buckeyes Intern, Mark Dantonio Researches Millennials, and Purdue Made a Good Hire Now What   
Jerome Baker returns the July 1 2017 Skull Session

Today's dispatch hails from the sandy banks of the Ohio River in the Derby City, baby! Looking to drink bourbon, gamble on ponies, and not pass out at 3:30 a.m. in a bar that's open 'til 4 for some reason.

Any Cardinal or Wildcat fans are free to meet me outside the KFC Yum! Center this afternoon for an ass kicking. (That includes you too, Rick Pitino! A video of a weeping, purple-faced Pitino hollering "Uncle!" would do over a million views.)

I'll be the transient-lookin' fella in full Buckeye regalia dual-wielding bottles of cheap Everclear with a freaked Black & Mild dangling from my lips.

Until then, let's watch Billy Price bulldoze a Michigan Man.

From NFL.com's Lance Zierlein (turn sound on for analysis):

ICYMI:

Word of the Day: Cairn.

 MEET THE INTERNS. All elite football programs preach the importance of academics in recruiting. For some schools, though, talk is all it ever amounts to.

Not at Ohio State, where Urban Meyer has spearheaded "Real Life Wednesdays," a program which has turned into a massive tool on the recruiting trail. 

On top of that, Meyer's program works with corporations and institutions to land career-defining institutions for the leaders of his team.

From Urban Meyer's Twitter account, Chris Worley shooting the Memorial Tournament with 10TV:

Chris Worley at 10TV
Chris Worley at 10TV.

Billy Price and the world's smallest couch: 

Billy Price at Mast Global
Billy Price at Mast Global.

Looks like Tyquan Lewis plans to terrorize criminals when he retires from terrorizing quarterbacks:

Tyquan Lewis, FBI
Tyquan Lewis at the FBI.

Meet future Nike CEO Terry McLaurin, who's coaching at the The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Oregon: 

Terry McLaurin at Nike
Terry McLaurin at Nike

Stuff like this won't get the #clicks compared to an article on Dublin police apprehending two rogue pissers, but they help keep the hot #take artists from putting Ohio State football into their trash articles. So that's nice.

 THE MILLENNIAL QUESTION. If some Baby Boomers had their way, America would only use Millennials to harvest their blood.

Michigan State coach Mike D'antoni Mark Dantonio doesn't have that option, for at least a few more years. He needs that Millennial life-force to pad his bank account with an extra ~4.3 million dollars this fall.

Thankfully for Spartan fans, Dantonio understands an entire generation now thanks to a 15 minute video he saw on the internet.

From footballscoop.com:

Earlier this year, I was sitting in on a speaking session featuring Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio. If memory serves me right, it was at the AFCA convention in Nashville where he was on a panel of coaches talking about discipline, or perhaps it was at the annual Michigan HS Coaches association convention.

In either instance, I distinctly remember him saying that everyone who works with millennials (widely defined as people born in 1984 or after) needs to Google “Millennial video” and watch it. I remember jotting it down at the time, along with a number of other things he said, with the intention of tracking down that video later. I knew I had seen the video Dantonio was referring to before, and noted that it was a message that should be shared with all coaches, since we’re all working with (and some of us are members of) the millennial generation.

With out further ado, the video in question:

I would like to thank this guy for giving me an excuse next time Whitney chastises me for checking Slack while at dinner.

Baby, blogging about the local team is an addiction, which is a synonym for disease. You wouldn't tut tut somebody for taking cancer medications at the dinner table, right? Exactly.

 BOILER UP? Don't look now, but Purdue is on the ascension in that it convinced a Western Kentucky coach a move to West Lafayette would be a promotion.

Enter former XFL quarterback Jeff Brohm, who inherits the smoking remains of the Darrell Hazell era. 

From Bill Connelly of sbnation.com:

Brohm doesn’t inherit a senior-heavy squad. That’s a plus. Granted, seniors could make up about half of the defense, but the odds are good that whoever emerges will return in 2018.

This might not be a full-fledged Year Zero situation, in which the smartest thing to do is strip the house to the studs and start over. Brohm might be able to get mileage out of Blough and some new skill guys, and maybe there’s enough in the defensive front seven to keep the Boilers in games.

Still, the schedule doesn’t include many likely wins, even for a slightly improved team. The Boilermakers will probably beat Ohio and could hope to split tossup games against Rutgers and Illinois and maybe steal an upset against a Missouri or Minnesota or Nebraska or Indiana. But 2017 will be mostly about planting seeds.

I would say it'd be hilarious to see the Boilermakers raise hell in the West, but I still haven't recovered from that hangover I suffered on Iuka Avenue in October 2009 while watching Terrelle Pryor turn the ball over five times in West Lafayette. I hope they lose every game this year.

 HOLTMANN CLEANING HOUSE? Not even a month on the job and new Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann has already signed one new player and seen two of Thad Matta's recruits leave town.

It seems like he's pretty efficiently getting his guys in and the old guys out, which is exactly how Holtmann does it, claims Max Landis, Holtmann's first-ever recruit.

Holtmann's not going to have to wait long to fill his team with his own recruits. After next season, he'll have seven open scholarships to fill however his heart desires.

 BOUT DAMN TIME. Breaking news: The NCAA is considering doing something humane and just for the student-athletes it claims to look out for.

From vice.com (via 11W member Hetuck):

When it comes to college athlete transfers, the National Collegiate Athletic Association may be on the cusp of—finally—doing something right. Earlier this week, the Division I Council Transfer Working Group announced that it's considering altering current rules that limit the ability of players to move from one school to another. The most notable rules up for consideration include those:

  • Requiring athletes to get permission from their current schools to speak with other schools;
  • Barring those athletes from receiving a scholarship from their new school without first getting said permission.

Changes to both rules—and by changes, I mean scrapping them completely—are long overdue. As is, they are arbitrary, capricious, and philosophically absurd, giving coaches and athletic departments undue, unearned power over unpaid students seeking a better situation elsewhere.

Shame it will come to late to help Antwuan Jackson this cycle, though.

 THOSE WMDs. 10-year-old's penpal: General Manuel Noriega... Netflix now helping cops solve cold cases... The man who spent 35 years in prison without trial... The cryptocurrency prophet.


          Continent risks fading from digital knowledge economy   
The rapid growth of internet use on the African continent has sparked hopes for the democratisation of knowledge production, but recent research suggests that connectivity is not enough to boost A ...
          Episode 101: "Let's Just Not Even Try"   
0:00 Maybe you like smaller stuff 3:37 Housekeeping 4:38 Email 36:23 Call-Ups: Vitters, Jackson, Machado 44:22 Taking a stand on prospects 55:34 The Curious Case of Austin Wood 1:03:09 What's Mike Trout worth? 1:12:21 Let's scout little league baseball! 1:19:08 Special Guest: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger on the future of the Mets 1:46:57 Listener of the week: Craig Robinson: the British artist in Mexico 2:06:18 Musical Guest: The Revivalists 2:07:31 What Are You Drinking? (with special tribune to Juan Deli) 2:14:05: In the 'hood: #WeirdNeighbors - The Mattress People 2:32:45: The Week ahead
          Episode 75.2: "Fifty-One Point Pi"   
0:00 Intro 1:03 Special Guest: Juan C. Rodriguez, Sun Suntinel 7:33 Special Guest: Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post Dispatch 19:18 Special Guest: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
          Episode 70.0: "The Real Life Bimbo Bear"   
0:00 My name is, his name is 2:54 Housekeeping 4:04 Email 35:05 Agents and porn stars 38:18 Theo is in Chicago 40:00 What happened to our CBA announcement? 45:42 Let's talk about Dodgers prospects 51:48 Let's talk about Angels prospects 55:00 Let's talk about Royals prospects 1:00:31 Let's talk about Astros prospects 1:03:48 Let's talk about Marlins prospects 1:09:47 Special Guest: Andy McCullough (@Ledger_NYMets) on covering the 2011 World Series 1:38:34 Musical Guest: Ella Minnow (@ellaminnowmusic) 1:40:04 What Are You Drinking? 1:42:02 That Just Happened: Soccer, Mexico and 100,000 people 1:52:48 That Just Happened: There's a satellite truck at my house 2:03:55 Cooking With The Professor: Send us your winter recipes 2:06:03 The Week Ahead
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          Wildlife Biologist II – Baffin - GOVERNMENT OF NUNAVUT - Pond Inlet, NU   
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.... $97,734 a year
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          Elementary Reading (K-6th) Tutor - The Knowledge Roundtable - Okanagan, BC   
Students need help in subjects such as math, science, English, test prep, and foreign language. Elementary Reading (K-6th) tutors are needed in Okanagan,... $20 - $60 an hour
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          Elementary Reading (K-6th) Tutor - The Knowledge Roundtable - Dolbeau-mistassini, QC   
Students need help in subjects such as math, science, English, test prep, and foreign language. Elementary Reading (K-6th) tutors are needed in Dolbeau... $20 - $60 an hour
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           A reflection in the innovation and technology transfer experience in a regional micro-manufacturer: a case study    
Goh, Steven and Thorpe, David (2008) A reflection in the innovation and technology transfer experience in a regional micro-manufacturer: a case study. In: 9th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM2008): Towards Excellence in Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Knowledge Management, 12-14 Nov 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.
          Resource: Disability and Rehabilitation in Rural America: A Synopsis of the State of the Science, 2012   
Summarizes the major points made by the speakers at a state-of-the-science conference on the status of rural disability and rehabilitation. Includes their recommendations for research and knowledge translation. Section 4 focuses on recommendations related to rural health. -- Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
          Re: Confirmed: OnePlus 5’s Display is Upside-Down – Likely Causes Jelly Scrolling   

I hope yoy guys just stumbled onto this article randomly because the though that any person with even a minimum of IT knowledge could spout such incoherent nonsense is sad. ANY op3 that you buy is CAPABLE of that performance with no outside influence. The fact that you think the phone should run at the same speed when using Chrome as when running bench apps is mindboggling. And then you'd probably wonder why your phone is too hot. Per your logic a cpu fan should always run at full speed regardless of the temperature, and if not - then that would be cheating because it "artificially" cools better when it detects higher temps. Jesus christ people, think for a bit before commenting.


          Accounting Clerk- Cash   
Berne, Accounting Clerk - Cash Annie's is seeking a cash accountant for our family owned business in Berne. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in cash general ledger. Strong organizational, communication and excel skills are required. If you'd like to join our team, please apply at: www.annies-publishing.com Careers. EOE This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwa
          P&P Blogger Profile: Terry White   
Terry White of Terry White's Tech Blog

Terry White - Director, North America Creative Pro Core Business for Adobe Systems, Inc.
Terry has been with Adobe for over a decade and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line.
In his current position, he leads a team of Solution Engineers and Product Specialists that focus on Professional Publishing and Web Authoring.
Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master.
He has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit – Michigan’s largest Macintosh users group and is a columnist for Layers Magazine and X-Ology Magazine. Terry is the host of the top ranked Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast.
He is also the author of Secrets of the Adobe Bridge and co-author of The iPhone Book and InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips. Terry is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.


Why do you blog?
I enjoy sharing my ideas and reviews with others.


If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Photoshop Insider
Engadget
Macsimumnews

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photoshop since version 2.5
Serious photographer since 2004


What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Nikon D80

Mac or PC?
Mac

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Spiderlite TD5

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8D G-AFS ED-IF Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) - Black

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Less is more!

What inspires you to create?
Seeing something out there and thinking to myself, “I could do that and maybe even better.”

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Be of your word.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Somewhere warm year round, perhaps Hawaii

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Swim, write

What talent would you most like to have?
Singing

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Success
What is your least favorite word? Failure
What turns you on? Intelligent people
What turns you off? Racism
What sound or noise do you love? Silence
What sound or noise do you hate? Crickets
What is your favorite curse word? F@*k
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Comedian
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Fast Food
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Glad you’re here.

*Note: If you there is someone you would like to see as a part of the P&P Blogger Profile series, please email Jason with their blog's URL. Also, be sure to check out the P&P Weekly every Monday for news about this site and a roundup of what other Photoshop & Photography Blogroll members are posting.


          Letter to the editor regarding "GRAS from the ground up: Review of the Interim Pilot Program for GRAS notification" by.   

Letter to the editor regarding "GRAS from the ground up: Review of the Interim Pilot Program for GRAS notification" by.

Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Jun 26;:

Authors: Sewalt V, LaMarta J, Shanahan D, Gregg L, Carrillo R

Abstract
Present letter is aimed at clarifying some critical points highlighted by Hanlon et al. regarding the common knowledge element of the safety of food enzymes in support of their GRAS designation. Particularly, we outline the development of peer-reviewed, generally recognized safety evaluation methodology for microbial enzymes and its adoption by the enzyme industry, which provides the US FDA with a review framework for enzyme GRAS Notices. This approach may serve as a model to other food ingredient categories for a scientifically sound, rigorous, and transparent application of the GRAS concept.

PMID: 28663033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Hospital Administrator with knowledge of Medical College and MCI - Agarwal Hospital & Research Center, Agarwal Group of Colleges - Merta, Rajasthan   
To avail doctors and other staff and start the hospital immediately. To start a hospital with immediate effect.... ₹20,000 - ₹40,000 a month
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          Hiring a well spoken, presentable female for front desk - The Dental Studio - Mumbai, Maharashtra   
English speaking, presentable front desk candidate with basic knowledge of computers, accounts and be able to manage calls and appointments at Khar west. Only ₹15,000 a month
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          Spa therapist - Marbaniang Projects Pvt Ltd - Shillong, Meghalaya   
Required Male / Female staff for Spa urgently for our up coming SPA , candidate should be wide knowledge and 4-5 years of experience for respective field. Spa:....
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          SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Friday Night Locker Room Play-By Play Little League Baseball Action   
Watch live as the Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong and Steve Wilson call Major Division play-by-play Little League action from McClarty Park in Rockledge.
          Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled and the repercussions will be huge   

China slip fall soldiers

When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows. 

"We’re going to do this unlike Uber. The women get them first," Sacca said to the crowd of fans that would mob him like a celebrity afterwards. 

The beer stunt was a snipe at one of his early portfolio companies that had come under internal investigation for claims of sexism in the workplace. But now four months later, Sacca himself has issued a mea culpa, confessing that he "personally contributed" to making the tech industry "inhospitable for women" after being accused in a New York Times article of inappropriately touching a woman's face without her consent. (He later "disputed" the accusation.)

The apology from one of Silicon Valley's most visible and powerful venture capitalists comes at a time when the tech industry is confronting its shameful legacy of sexist behavior. It hasn't been a secret that women in technology face sexism, especially in venture capital where women only make up 7% of partners. But until now, the status quo went for the most part unchallenged and the offenders operated with impunity. 

That's why the events of the last few months are so remarkable. The stories of venture capitalists asking women entrepreneurs for sex or touching them underneath the table during pitch meetings have multiplied as more and more women come forward. And it's already having a profound effect. 

In the last month, Uber's CEO was asked to resign after a detailed investigation into harassment and bad behavior among employees and managers at the $69 billion startup. Another investor was forced out of his firm after initially denying accusations of sexual harassment from multiple women. 

Dave McClure, the leader of a famous Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500 Startups, was removed from the day-to-day operations after women came forward with allegations of misconduct. In one case detailed by the New York Times, McClure told a woman that he wasn't sure if he should hire her or hit on her.

Despite Silicon Valley being a place that's promoted itself as a bastion of progressive ideals and meritocracy, each domino being tipped shows that the sexism problem that had rooted itself in the boy's club of venture is worse and worse — and the old school boy's club of Silicon Valley is being toppled as a result.

The problem with power

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well-documented, but the undercurrent of sexism and harassment that is its byproduct has been harder to pinpoint.

To be sure, some of the worst offenders have become "open secrets" among women entrepreneurs. There's wiki pages that list venture capitalists and tech leaders who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. And one startup accelerator, Y Combinator, keeps track of venture capitalists that have behaved badly — harassment or deal-wise — and cuts them out from ever getting a chance to invest as the startups leave its program. 

But it's tough to overstate the precarious path that must be navigated by any woman who wants to pursue the tech dream and create the next Facebook or Snapchat. 

Without having a deep network in Silicon Valley or getting into one of the accelerators, it's hard for women entrepreneurs to know who to avoid or have a support network to turn to if they feel like someone has crossed the line. Even if they do report it, they're often silenced or told to sign non-disclosure agreements so people never find out. 

Meanwhile, the men of Silicon Valley have continued to hold the power. Of the venture capitalist deal makers that fund the next generation of Facebooks, only 7% of the partners at top VC firms are women, according to a Crunchbase study.

And the money follows the same gendered lines. Women received $1.5 billion in funding last year versus $58.2 billion for men, according to PitchBook data. Just think, what kind of world-changing apps and tech products would we have today if women had the same opportunities and influence in the industry as men? 

Make no mistake: venture capitalists control the check books that can fund next America's innovation engine and too often it's been an old boys club that makes deals in hot tub jam sessions or all-male ski trips

The Trump effect

Yet the recent wave of women stepping forward after years of trying to shine light on the issue is finally crashing the power structure. 

Venture firms are scrambling to institute formal policies around harassment. LinkedIn founder and Greylock partner, Reid Hoffman, made a public plea for firms to sign the Decency Pledge to acknowledge that the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is the same as a manager and employee. (Yes, Silicon Valley is at the point where its dealmakers are finally publicly promising to be decent to women.)

The public apology from Sacca shows that no venture capitalist can go untouched, no matter how famous or how many amazing deals they've done. In some ways, it's the opposite of the Trump effect: the President was elected despite being on tape saying lecherous things. To this day, he continues to call out reporters and women for their looks. 

Yet the general revulsion to those antics has made Silicon Valley somehow look at its own secret shame. It's harder for an investor to say they are outraged by Trump's treatment of women when they're protecting their own peers who have asked for sex or rubbed a woman's thigh when they're supposed to be making a business deal. 

And while some argue that Trump's behavior has normalized this kind of locker-room talk towards women, in Silicon Valley, its greatest offenders are now getting exposed one-by-one. Venture firms have collapsed. Uber, the most valuable private tech startup, is undergoing a cultural reformation to save its company. Individuals like Sacca are making public apologies for their role in making tech "inhospitable" toward women. The Silicon Valley people and companies in powerful positions aren't immune like Trump has been — and that's only been more clear as more women entrepreneurs speak out against what's been up until now Silicon Valley's darkest secret. 

There will be more dominoes that fall, and more "disruption," as the industry finally comes to terms with this problem. But when the dust settles, you can be sure that the startups, products, and innovation coming from Silicon Valley will be stronger than ever.

SEE ALSO: 'Shark Tank' judge Chris Sacca apologizes for helping make tech hostile to women — after being accused of inappropriately touching a female investor

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          Credit cards are going the way of fax machines   

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The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.    

But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry cash and credit cards. 

The growing importance of the smartphone as the go-to computing device for every digital activity is having a profound effect everywhere you look, but it’s only the biggest story among many exciting developments in the world of payments:   

  • Apple Pay was first out of the gate, but now mobile wallets are everywhere you look—Android Pay, Google Pay, Chase Pay and even Walmart Pay are making smartphones a real alternative to carrying credit cards. And the potential for mobile wallets to limit a merchant’s fraud liability could help them really take off in acceptance for small businesses.   
  • As consumers move more purchasing online, gateway vendors that can act as a front-end processor for online businesses are seeing explosive growth.   PayPal-owned Braintree grew 111% YoY in the number of cards on file in Q4 2015, while Stripe and Klarna now have multi-billion dollar valuations.
  • Mobile Point-Of-Sale (mPOS) startups like Square and ShopKeep have pioneered a whole new payments niche—accepting payments via tablets and smartphones.   Coupling their transactions capabilities with new apps can revolutionize a small business’ inventory management, marketing, loyalty and even payroll.   
  • Mobile Peer-to-Peer payments in the U.S. are forecast to grow from $5.6 billion in 2014 to nearly $175 billion by 2019 as consumers increasingly skip the hassle of writing a check or going to an ATM.   But smartphone vendors like Apple could cripple the dominant player of 2016 (Venmo) if they make a serious push to own the space.   

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  • Processors
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          Verizon wants to borrow T-Mobile and Vodafone's consumer data to take on Facebook and Google (VZ)   
  • Tim ArmstrongVerizon wants to license data from its competitors to bulk up its online ad business Oath
  • This initiative could bring together competitors like T-Mobile and Sprint
  • Ultimate plan is to take on Google and Facebook

Verizon Communications wants to challenge Google and Facebook. So it's reaching out to some of its biggest rivals in the wireless industry for help.

Now that the telecom giant has completed its acquisition of Yahoo and rolled out Oath, a division which includes a wide collection of digital advertising assets, it is looking to ramp up its ability to challenge Google and Facebook in the sector. The wireless giant is exploring building a data partnership with other top wireless players, including T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone and Telefónica, people with knowledge of the matter told Business Insider.

Specifically, Verizon wants to pool together more wireless consumer data that can be used for ad targeting. A big reason Google and Facebook are so dominant in digital advertising – besides the fact that their platforms reach huge audiences  –is that they have powerful, accurate data sets on millions of consumers that can be used by advertisers to target people with more relevant ads.

When Verizon purchased AOL two years ago, Oath CEO Tim Armstrong spoke openly about the power of Verizon's data and how it, coupled with AOL's advertising technology and large audience, could be used to put some real pressure on Google and Facebook on the ad targeting front. For example, Verizon knows where its customers live, where they travel, and what apps they use, all of which could be used to show people more relevant ads as they surf the web. 

But while Verizon's US subscriber base is close to 150 million people, that's still rather paltry compared to Facebook and Google's massive audiences. So if it can license data from T-Mobile, for instance, it could layer on ad targeting signals from roughly 72 million more consumers.

In addition, licensing data from companies like Vodaphone and Telefónica would help Verizon expand its ad footprint outside the US, an area where advertisers have been pushing for progress, given Google and Facebook's global clout.

There's a lot to be worked out behind the scenes for such a data partnership to fully come to fruition. To date, just weaving together the various pieces of AOL and Verizon has proven particularly complicated. And the level of data that various wireless companies would be willing to license may vary widely. But Armstrong did discuss this plan in his pitch to top advertisers at the Cannes ad festival last week, said people familiar with the matter.

Verizon was potentially hampered by regulatory uncertainty during the waning months of the Obama administration. But since March when Republican senators voted to kill regulations in this realm, companies like Verizon are freer to exploit consumer data for advertising. (Of course, it's perhaps a different story in Europe, where regulators just hit Google with a monster fine).

If Verizon and competitors like T-Mobile and Telefonica did share consumer data, it's a good bet that there would be steps taken to make sure that no personal consumer identification data would be shared between the two companies. Undoubtedly, consumer privacy advocates would scrutinize this project closely.

If this plan proceeds, it will be interesting to see what other Verizon rivals may participate. It seems doubtful that AT&T would jump in, considering that Verizon is blocking AT&T users from logging onto Yahoo with AT&T email addresses, according to TechCrunch. And Sprint's potential wireless pact with Comcast and Charter, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, would only seem to complicate matters.

Officials from T-Mobile and Telefonica declined to comment. Vodafone and Sprint did not return request for comment on this story.

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          Vigilante violence backed by supposed enforcers of law: Sonia   

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the government, saying it was seeking to create an India completely at odds with the one that saw the light of Independence and added that "a culture of vigilante violence is actively being supported by those who are supposed to enforce the law".

She also said the idea of India had been thrown fundamentally into question by rising intolerance and malevolent forces who tell people "what they cannot eat, who they cannot love, what they cannot say".

Gandhi also said that "domestic misrule was as great a challenge for our country".

Launching the commemorative publication of National Herald, she further attacked the government, saying: "Though their language is modern, they seek to take India backward, to further their narrow sectarian vision."

"It is one of the ironies of our present times that the soaring reach of their (freedom fighters) work is now sought to be either obliterated or in some cases appropriated by individuals and groups who are in direct opposition to their beliefs and principles," she said.

"Those who stood aside when history was painfully made by sacrifice and struggle, those who had little faith in the Constitution adopted by our country, are now seeking to create an India completely at odds with the one that saw the light of Independence. Let us not forget that they made no sacrifices to shape India's destiny," she added.

Gandhi also said: "Their modern jargon conceals pre-modern beliefs, concepts that are at odds with progressive and inclusive thought, with contemporary knowledge and with a vision for the future. It is our duty to pull away the hypocrisy and reveal the reality lurking beneath."

"This is being encouraged by a culture of vigilante violence actively supported by those who are supposed to enforce the law. Such examples assault our consciousness almost daily," she added.

Gandhi also said: "India has reached a crossroads marked by increasing threats of authoritarianism and bigotry. Where we choose to stand today is where our country will head tomorrow.

"We are in a war of ideas. We wage this war to preserve our ideals, which have built India up as a model of democracy, diversity and co-existence. When these ideals are threatened, India itself is in danger. And if we do not raise our voices, if we do not speak up, our silence will be taken as consent," she said.

Gandhi said: "We have daunting enough battles to fight - against injustice, against poverty, against prejudice, against patriarchy, against malnutrition, against illiteracy, against communalism - but we must also prevail in this greater war for the soul of our nation."

"Ours is a mission to preserve the credibility and sanctity of our institutions in their democratic design. The domestic misrule is as great a challenge for our country.

"At a time when the inclusive conception of our nation is under attack, and the press is pressured or in some willing cases to obey and applaud rather than to question, speaking truth to power is the imperative of our age," Gandhi said.

"Let us work together to safeguard an India in which each person's voice can be raised and heard, most of all the voices of those who question and disagree," she added.

--IANS

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          Whatever Happened to Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes?    
    

               Whatever Happened to Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes? 

If you were to browse through the men's fashion section of every other issue of Rave magazine from the mid 1960s onwards, I guarantee you would soon notice that the names Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes usually follow one after the other on a fairly regular basis. Much favoured by stylish young men about town, Topper Shoes were without a doubt one of the most happening footwear brands of the era. The clientele list included the British pop hierarchy such as The Rolling Stones, The Small Faces and The Who, as well as visiting international acts like Bob Dylan and Johnny Halliday...and yet, they seem to have 'almost' vanished from history. There is barely a trace of their legacy to be found online apart from the occasional Carnaby Street reference and a couple of interesting threads posted on 1960s/1970s style forums. Although in fairness, they have been name checked in several books and slightly elaborated upon in others through the personal stories of former customers, but there is no definitive account of the brand's heritage or any archival examples available all in one place that I am currently aware of. 

Topper shoes were already well established by the early 1960s, with three branches in London, one located at 68 Queensway in W2. and the others at 34 Coventry Street and 57 Shaftesbury Avenue in W1.  But they really came into their own when 18 year old Steven Topper, the owner's son, took the reins and headed for Carnaby Street. I don't have an exact date but he was definitely trading there by 1965, however, the earliest reference that i've come across in print from my personal magazine collection dates back to the 'London Swings' issue of Rave magazine from April 1966. Topper Shoes located at 45 Carnaby St is included in the poptastic illustrated Raver's Map of London along with a brief description of the shop on the next page.

By the following year they were featured in the Gear Guide a 'Hip-pocket guide to Britain's Swinging Fashion Scene' and while still brief, it gives a more detailed account of how things were progressing.  There were now two Topper Shoe shops on Carnaby Street, they were still at No.45 but also had a branch at No.9. The first one catered for men only, it was open Monday-Saturday 9.00 am-6.o0 pm with late night shopping until 7.00 pm on Thursday and Friday, with the range costing between three pounds to ten Guineas.  The other shop at No.9 had a 'beautifully cool interior in weird purply shades' it kept the same opening hours as the previous one but catered for Girls and Men..I've never seen any examples of their Girls shoes but apparently they had a wide and original range which cost from three pounds to five pounds-fifteen for shoes and from ninety-nine-and-elevenpence to seven pounds-nineteen and six for boots! All of the collections, which perfectly complimented the latest clothing for sale on the street were designed by Stephen Topper himself, and manufactured to a high standard in France and Italy.

According to Tom Salter's book about Carnaby Street there were a total of five Topper shoe shops in 1970,  i'm assuming at this point that he is referring to the original three that I have mentioned plus the last two..but then again, maybe not, perhaps some of the originals had closed and there were more branches in Carnaby Street or at new locations? It also says that the owner was a chap called 'Monty Stewart'...So, was Topper merely a business name rather than the actual family surname? While researching material for this post I came across a photograph of another branch at 146 Markham Street in SW3 (undated) and also a piece of film footage which features a Topper Shoe shop located on the King's Road circa 1977 but unfortunately the trail runs cold after that..Which leads me back to my original question...Whatever happened to Stephen Topper and Topper Shoes?



The Fortunes, suited and booted, outside Toppers at 57 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W.1., 1964. Photograph © Jeremy Fletcher .
          


                                          Early 1960s Topper Shoes business card.


                                          
The Raver's Map of London, an illustrated guide to the most happening Boutiques, Discotheques and Restaurants in the Capital as featured in Rave magazine's 72 page London Swings issue of April 1966...and Topper Shoes make the list!  The description of the shop on the following page says that it sells reasonably priced mod designed shoes, and that they always have the latest! Designed by Steve Topper, at prices ranging from £2 10s to £7.

                                                                     
                                                                               
A close-up of the Raver's map, According to this, Topper Shoes located at number 45 Carnaby Street is situated between John Stephen's Tre Camp (No.46) and Ravel (No.44), but in reality it was actually next to Inderwicks the Tobacconist & Pipe Specialist on the left and Ravel on the right. (April 1966).



A rare photograph of the Topper Shoe shop facade at 45 Carnaby Street, you can just about see Ravel, but the door on the left is clearly Inderwicks the tobacconist shop, which intriguingly also seems to be located at number 45 Carnaby St! (perhaps it was an a&b situation?). Photograph © mario de biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images. (1966)


Inderwicks, the Pipe & Tobacco Specialist at 45 Carnaby St, illustrated by Malcolm English for Tom Salter's Carnaby Street book in 1970. The company was founded in 1797 by John Inderwick, the original shop located on Wardour Street was one of the earliest tobacconists in London. They may have seemed out of place in the midst of the Carnaby St pop explosion but stayed put nevertheless, resisting several tempting offers on their lease throughout this period. The pop revolution actually enhanced their business rather threaten it, as curious Carnaby St shoppers spilled off the busy pavement and ventured in to buy their specialist tobacco blends, cigarettes and the long clay Churchwardens, Corncobs and Meerschaum pipes which they had been selling for 170 years. Above Inderwicks was the very first Aristos Boutique, it comprised of two rooms on the first floor, a small shop area in the front and a workroom in the back in which Constantinou Aristos ran up garments for girls. The son of a master tailor, he had graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1965 and with the profits from the fledgling boutique he soon opened up his second shop named Blooshp at 45 Newburgh Street, W1. He was eventually joined in the business by his younger brother Achillea, the two went on to expand the company, later renaming it Ariella in 1971.



Bob Dylan photographed by Barry Feinstein trying on shoes in Topper's (1966), He was at the end of a world tour at this point in time, playing The Royal Albert Hall twice while in London on May 26th & May 27th, so this was more than likely taken sometime on or around those dates. There seems to be a wall of fame in the background, perhaps made up of other well known celebrity customers, included are 'The Who' on Bob's immediate left, unmistakable in their pop art regalia.



High sand suede boots with leather linings to keep water out. Also in black leather and olive suede. From Steve Topper, Carnaby Street, London, W.1. Price £7 19s. 6d. (November 1966).



Brian Jones with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. December 3rd 1966. Brian is wearing a pair of two tone basket weave laced-up shoes by Topper.



The side and back view detail of Brian's two tone basket weave lace-ups by Topper, December 3rd 1966. 



All of the shoes featured here are by Topper.  Left: Shirt, £5 19s. 6d. Cape and topcoat for spying! Coat, £9 19s. 6d, cape £2. 19s. 6d. Trousers, £3 19s. 6d. All from Take Six, Wardour Street, W.1. Shoes, 69s, 11., from Topper.  Middle: Prime ministerial shirt in purple satin with super puffed sleeves, £2 15s. Black trench coat, £17 17s. 6d. Wool hessian trousers in charcoal, £4 9s. All from Adam W.1, Kingly Street, London, W.1. Shoes, 99s.11d., from Topper. Right: Aristocratic double-breasted suit from John Stephen, price 18 gns, 16s. 6d. Pink seersucker shirt from Paul's boutique, 79s. 11d. Macao canvas and leather shoes, 85s., from Topper. (February 1967).



Ian McLagan of The Small Faces photographed at home for an article in Rave, he's wearing the same style of basket weave laced-up shoe from Topper of Carnaby Street that Brian Jones has on in the previous photos above. (April 1967).




Harris Tweed suit with waisted jacket and turn-ups. It costs 16gns. at Take Six Boutique, Wardour Street, London, W.1.  Also from Take Six is the fabulous skinny sweater in bright green. It's got a purple band on the roll neck collar, and costs 40s. 6d. Completing the outfit are casual shoes from Steve Topper, Carnaby Street, London W.1. They're in red-brown and black leather. Price £5 9s. 6d. (February 1968).


In spite of this issue's slew of teenage worries, there's still just enough space left to promote the new summer range from Topper Shoes, these are from the branch located at No.9, Carnaby Street. Left to Right: Slip-on in hessian, Natural or Ice Blue, 59s. 11d., Cord boots in Camel or Brown, 59s. 11d., Lace-up in Navy or Natural, 49s. 11d., Canvas slip-on in White or Brown, 49s. 11d. All shoes are lightweight and ideal for the beach. (August 1968).




Signage over one the Topper  Shoe shops on Carnaby Street.





       

Topper Shoes, 45 Carnaby St (just seen on left next to Ravel) still going strong eight years later in October 1973. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).



               Topper Shoes 146 Markham Street, Chelsea SW3. Photograph courtesy of Sixties City.

         


The facade of another Topper shoe shop, which was included in a short news report for Thames Television in 1977 about the 'health concerns' associated with the fashion fad for wearing platform shoes! I'm not sure of the exact address of this branch, I think this is most likely to be the side view of the building rather than the main entrance, but it is definitely located somewhere on the King's Road. The precise number of the shop could be close to 59b, which is just seen on a door above the head of the interviewer for a couple of seconds at one point. I can't quite make out the name above the premises behind the Topper van opposite, but just beyond is a branch of Irvine Sellars' Mates boutique. Several interviews take place throughout the footage, there is one in particular filmed right outside Topper's with a young chap who seems to be fairly knowledgeable about the customer base, I can't help wondering if this is the manager of the shop or perhaps the elusive Steven Topper himself? I've also included a link to some footage of outtakes from the same film at the end of the post which provides excellent examples of popular street footwear and fashion of the time, lots of platform shoes, boots and wedged heels worn with flares, maxis and minis! Although, there is some discrepancy regarding the correct date via Pathé, who have credited it as 1970 this time round rather than 1977.




An interview outside Topper Shoes SW3, 1977. (No. 59b just seen above, on the door in the background).





                                                   Could this be the elusive Stephen Topper?




An example of a pair of Lace Up, Leather Ox Blood, Bubble Toe, Crepe Wedges with matching suede side panel - which were available from Topper's in Carnaby Street circa 1972/73, they also came in black with a grey suede side panel. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who is still in possession of a pair of these or who knows the whereabouts of a pair for sale, and also any other information relating to  Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes. Note: Also known as/or referred to as Steven and Steve, throughout various original 1960s magazine articles).


                                                                  IMAGE CREDITS
All images credited in descending order: The Fortunes 1964. Photograph © Jeremy Fletcher courtesy of Carnaby Street The Musical, Topper Shoes business card courtesy of the Mod to Suedehead thread on StyleForum, Raver's Map of London & close-up scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine April 1966, Topper Shoes facade 45 Carnaby Street © mario de biasi/Mondadori 1966, Inderwicks the Pipe & Tobacco Specialist illustrated by Malcolm English scanned by Sweet Jane from Carnaby Street by Tom Salter 1970, Bob Dylan © Barry Feinstein 1966, Just Dennis/Topper Shoes scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine November 1966, Brian Jones & Anita Pallenberg December 3rd 1966 Photo courtesy of Bentley Archive/Popperfoto/ and J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images, Just Dennis/Topper Shoes scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine February 1967, Ian McLagan scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine April 1967, Johnny Rave scanned by Sweet Jane from Rave Magazine February 1968 & August 1968, Topper  Shoe signage screenshot from The History of Carnaby Street archive footage, Topper Shoes, 45 Carnaby St 1973 courtesy of Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Topper Shoes 146 Markham Street courtesy of Sixties City, Topper Shoes King's Road screenshots courtesy of Thames Television via British Pathé. Ox Blood Crepe Wedges courtesy of the Mod to Suedehead thread on Styleforum. 

                                                 LINKS & FURTHER READING
Watch 'Eat The Document' a documentary film of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom directed by D.A. Pennebaker here. View the aforementioned outtakes from the Thames Television 'Platform Shoes' news report here. A review of Sympathy for the Devil - The birth of the Rolling Stones and the death of Brian Jones here. You'll find an example of an Inderwicks Shell Bulldog Pipe here. Participate in the Mod to Suedehead thread on Styleforum here. Visit the Sixties City website here. A pair of Topper shoes featured in 'The French Cut' over on the Film Noir Buff website here. Discover more about the early years of Ariella here. Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads here. And finally, The Buzzcocks wanna know Whatever Happened to? (well, quite a lot of stuff actually!) here .


          How Online Job Market and Freelancing Can Make Bangladesh a Middle-earning Country   

The recent outrage in online job market and freelancing and most of all outsourcing industry has turned into a revolution. It seems like it is not taking a step back. This revolution that is going on within the young community, for IT freelancing and outsourcing, shows us new prospects to grow the economy of Bangladesh. In recent years, freelancing alone brought more than $20 million into Bangladesh and the amount is growing day by day.

Silent Revolution in Bangladesh

It might make you wonder, how did this happen? It was a revolution that was not instigated by the government for long years. Rather, it happened silently. But, due to recent government’s pledge to put “e” to all activities, things have been fastened in a large scale.

Why did this happen? If we observe the situation in Khulna, then you’ll see that many industries closed down, due to corruption and inability to sustain. The older generation in Khulna is not that well off due to this fact. The younger generation is more educated by the mass, as the older generation envisioned that education will be their only asset in future. The surrounding industry failed to employ them properly. But, they did not sit idle. They had to come up with something that would not make them leave Khulna. So, steadily the revolution unveiled.

But, there are still many problems that haunt Bangladeshi freelancers and outsourcing partners. If they are provided the opportunity, the freelancing and outsourcing revolution will take several steps ahead. But, to provide this opportunity, government has always been very conservative. Just take an example of SEA-ME-WE fiber optic cable connection. It was denied twice by late governments on the fear of national data privacy. But, it was realized that, it was really a very conservative decision we ever made. Currently, the internet infrastructure is stronger than before. But, ability to access premium online service still has some way to go. And this is actually not that long.

Prospects

Outsourcing is a $3.4 Trillion industry and we are not even taking even 1% of it. Our neighbor India is taking major share of these outsourcing opportunities. The situation we have here in Bangladesh was created 10 years ago in India. So, it is obvious that we still are a decade backward, in terms of India. But, that does not mean we have to stay a decade back. We have the know-how and the skilled forces that can take us a generation ahead, if we can give them the opportunity. Otherwise, with countries like Vietnam and Philippines that are directly competing with us, will gain better momentum than us. But, imagine if we could take just 1%, it could be way more than what we earn through Garments Industry and remittance from non-resident citizens.

Bringing Women in

If you look at our societal norm, you’ll find that we have not yet grown into a liberal society, even after many changes. The average poor and middle class society aka the major portion of our population is still very conservative. We still have gender-based separate sitting arrangement in bus. Most women in poor societies and some women in middle class societies are still not allowed to roam freely in society. 

Women are the first gender that gets the priority for education dropout. Those who make it, also dropout from career, when they have their first, if not, second child. No one can say that, this change in career as good or bad. Because, raring child and taking care of the family by women has been a century (if not millennia)  long tradition. Even in advanced countries, women cannot avoid this phenomenon. So, ultimate center of concentration of a woman becomes her home.

But, they are the weaker half (48%) of our population. I mean, weaker by the number not by merit or skill. If you can not engage this portion of the population in earning, then there is no way a nation can grow. But, accepting our norm of the society, how can we generate jobs for them without making them leave home? 

I think you all know the answer.

Bringing Senior Citizens in

Again another portion is the senior citizens who become dependent on the earning member in the next generation. Because, they are not suitable to do any physical work. So, they jump out of the earning member population and usually never come back. But, how can we make them earning member without having to make them do physical work? 

I think you all know the answer.

Bringing the Handicapped in

Sometimes we think that the handicapped are the weakest portion of the population. But, we should remember that they are not 100% handicapped. I have seen many handicapped people showcasing extreme knowledge, talent, and skills. But, they are not capable of doing regular jobs. Accepting their handicap situation, how can we bring them into the money earning demography? 

I think you all know the answer.

Bringing All of Them in

When we are talking about Online Job Market, Freelancing and Outsourcing, we are mostly talking about the youths. Yes, they are our future. But, think how far we can go with freelancing and outsourcing, if we can involve all the unemployed population in Bangladesh. i.e.

  1. The Unemployed Youths
  2. Women (Homebound, Conservative, Mothers, etc)
  3. Senior Citizens and
  4. Handicapped people.

The Dream to be a Medium Earning Country

So, to live the dream as a medium earning country, Bangladesh government should try it’s best to make this industry grow as fast as it can. One of the major barriers to the Freelancing and Outsourcing industry is the online and international payment system. Currently, Payza has been introduced, but Paypal and other sorts of online and international payments are still not possible. Bangladesh Bank here has been playing a conservative role for long time. But, things are progressing and we might see them available in near future. 

Yes, there are defaulters, corrupter  and money launderers. But, for these filthy people, the vast opportunity for the whole population cannot wait. The Government’s job is policing, not making vast opportunity slip out of the hands of the citizens.


          13 Best Practices on Blog Commenting   

Blog commenting has been a great way to rank page for specific keyword. But, that was few years ago, when blog owner used to give away dofollow links to commenters. Currently, almost all the quality blog owners do not provide any dofollow link. So, using blog commenting as a SEO strategy is almost obsolete. However, blog commenting is still good strategy bringing traffic to your site.

13 Best Practices on Blog Commenting

13 Best Practices on Blog Commenting

Keeping that in mind, along with the changes in Google Algorithm, you need to comply with these best practices:

  1. Read the blog thoroughly and try to be on the blogger’s page (i.e. clearly understand it). The clever bloggers know who read the blog and who didn’t, because the content is pinned in his mind
  2. Start your comment by addressing the author/blogger by name, if you do some background check and mention that as well, then the affinity with the blogger increases and he feels ashamed to delete your comment
  3. Don’t appreciate the author/blogger with oily words and leave no comment other than that (we all know today that they are actually spams)
  4. Try to add more information to the article, as if the article is incomplete or you are adding more contents and perspective to it
  5. Try to leave more value to the article, i.e. write such comment that the author/blogger thinks your comment might be valuable to his/her blog readers
  6. Don’t straight away insult or criticize the blogger, start by giving your opposing opinion and reason first, try to make him understand what he has done wrong. Sometimes, if you can show good reason, the blogger updates the post and gives you a credit to your link
  7. Engage the author/blogger in asking witty questions and/or opinions and make sure that after you write your comment, the blogger is 100% tempted to reply you. That way, you can bet that your comment will never get deleted
  8. See other comments and pledge to post better comments than others, rather than being just another brick in the wall
  9. Try to avoid misspellings, grammatical mistakes, technical jargons, ethnic terms, etc. and all those avoidables for written communications
  10. Always try to write in easy to comprehend English, at High School Readability level. Moreover, try not to use sentences that may have double meaning. There are more skimmers than readers. So, try also to write for skimmers
  11. Don’t make the comment too long, use words economically (best use of limited resources)
  12. Try not to leave a link on the post, if the comment section allows you to have name as anchor text. In that case, just start writing some really helpful comment
  13. Always and always leave expert comments. If you are not an expert, then hire an expert to write your comments. If you are not aware, there is a big industry for this.

Please comment below, if you know more. I’ll update and give you credit for that ;-)

© Asif Anwar of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: 13 Best Practices on Blog Commenting


          Best Ways to Use Social Networks in the Market   

Guest Post Disclaimer: The opinions and knowledge posted in this article is solely of the guest author.

Because social networks are cost effective and easy to focus, more and more businesses and individuals are focusing too much on social networks to publicize their business products and services. But the main problem here is– most businesses are relying on ineffective tactics to market their products to social networks. The following guide explains you the best ways to use social networks to market.

Best Ways to Use Social Networks in the Market

Avoid Quantitative Approach in Having Social Media Presence

Most people believe that having too many social networks for their business help in receiving lots of website visitors, but this may not fetch you good result since you need to have a continuous online presence on this networking site to benefit from it.

Investing in Online Marketing

Secondly investing online marketing should be done very carefully because you must make your investment only where there is a scope of getting higher ROI. You should be able to minimize your risk associated with your investments. Finally, to get good results you should not completely rely on social networks.

When to Start?

If you are looking to take advantage of promoting your business on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr and so on then before opening your business account in these social platforms, determine whether you are able to manage all these accounts at a time, only then start your social marketing.

Choose Best Platform

Investigate which platform can support to communicate with your existing and potential customers. And then try to build strong relationship with your customer by understanding their needs and what they want from you.

Post Articles

Post articles on social sites and your website; include relevant information on your products or services in the post that you write to market. To make your post social friendly, you can also include a short author bio at the end of every post and give a backlink to your social profile.

Add People

Try to add more people into your social networking sites, know the people who are interested towards your business products and services.

B2B Marketing

Join various forums and you can even take advantage of B2B marketing sites to share your ideas and to provide advice on problems and answering any questions of your site readers.

Promote

Promoting only your website and looking for people to read your message is not good, you should also visit networking profiles of other people who are connected with you and read their blog or posts.

Respond

Always respond to your posts in a friendly way and promptly to their comments. This can help you bring more potential customers.

Social Networks

Do not just create social networks for the sake of creating an account and hype your business, instead try to integrate your traditional work with online marketing. This can supplement both traditional and online campaigns.

Author Bio: The guest post was contributed by Lucy, financial guest blogger from Manchester, UK. Wrote many articles on ppi claims. Find out more about her blogs @financeport


          Cooling Assistance Available for Seniors, People with Medical Conditions   
By The Jamestown Sun
The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Service are reminding North Dakotans that cooling assistance is available for seniors and people with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

“The summer months can bring extreme heat and humidity that can create challenges for seniors and people with health issues,” said Carol Cartledge, director of the Department of Human Services’ Economic Assistance Division. “The cooling assistance program provides help to eligible low-income households and our most vulnerable citizens to help prevent heat-related illnesses.”

Cartledge said program funds can be used to help qualifying households purchase and install a window air conditioning unit, repair an air conditioning unit or purchase oscillating or window fans. Work is completed by a Community Action agency located in the state’s eight largest cities.

To qualify, current energy assistance clients under 60 years old need a signed statement from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or public health nurse verifying their medical condition and the need for a cooled living space. They must provide that information to a county social service office. Clients age 60 and over are not required to get documentation of a medical need.

People who are not currently energy assistance program clients may also qualify. A three-person household earning up to $44,665 per year may qualify if their assets meet program limits. For information on qualifying incomes, visit http://bit.ly/1kVqakw.

Individuals should contact their county social service office to apply for the program before Sept.29. Contact information is online at http://bit.ly/2cuxown.

The Department of Human Services and the North Dakota Department of Commerce work together with county social service offices to address the heating and cooling needs of low-income individuals.   

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that primarily helps qualifying households meet the cost of home heating. This past heating season, the program served about 12,100 households statewide. Last summer, 186 households participated in the cooling assistance program.

Cooling Assistance Available for Seniors, People with Medical Conditions - The Jamestown Sun

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          What You Need to Know About Operation Intern   
By Fargo Inc!
With applications now open for the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Operation Intern program, here’s what we think you should know about the highly beneficial program that’s been helping North Dakota businesses hire interns more easily for nearly a decade.

What It Is

  • Operation Intern is a program administered by the North Dakota Department of Commerce designed to expand the number of new internship, work experience and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers.
  • The program has money set aside for targeted industries—energy, advanced manufacturing, value-added agriculture, tourism and technology-based businesses—as well funds set aside for high-wage, high-demand positions.
  • The program offers private businesses up to $30,000 every two years to fund internships at their company. Funding rounds will be done this year, with each company limited to a maximum of five interns per funding round.
  • The maximum amount of Operation Intern funds an employer can receive is $15,000 per funding round, or $30,000 per biennium.
  • This year, the program is introducing something new and has set money aside for new apprenticeship positions.
What Operation Intern Pays
Matching funds under the program are limited to a maximum of $3,000 per term, per internship/work experience/apprenticeship opportunity. Students may receive up to a maximum of $6,000 from the Operation Intern program, depending on funding.
What You Pay
Of the compensation, a one-to-one match or more to the student is required. Compensation may include wages and stipends, tuition and fees, books, housing assistance, or tools and equipment. Documentation of wages paid and/or other compensation provided must be maintained by the employer and made available upon request.

Who It’s For

The employer is responsible for selecting and hiring the new student. To qualify, the internship position must be related to the student’s program of study unless they are a high school student. Employers must select a student who is either:
  • A high school junior or senior
  • Enrolled in a North Dakota college or university and taking at least six credits during the internship or the semester prior to the internship
  • A student enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program
All internship, work experience, and apprenticeship experiences should provide opportunities for the student to develop patterns of professional behavior and skills, apply academic knowledge to work situations, and be related to the student’s field of study or career goals.
The program may, on a case-by-case basis, approve the subsidization of a student enrolled in a college or university located outside of the state. Reasons for approving an out-of-state student may include:
  • The course-of-study not being provided by a North Dakota college or university
  • North Dakota high school graduate who is attending an out-of-state school
An employer can select the intern of their choice, but they should be aware that they might not qualify for the program.
It is recommended that the student be:
  • A U.S. citizen or have permanent legal immigration status
  • In a program of study at least two years in length
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.5
Priority is given to new startups, companies that haven’t participated in the program, and new internship or apprenticeship programs.

How to Apply

This biennium will have 2 funding rounds:
  • First round: May 29, 2017 – March 31, 2018
    – Applications accepted May 1 – May 19, 2017
    – Any funds not used in that timeframe will be released and added to funding for second round
  • Second round: May 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
    – Applications accepted from March 26 – April 13, 2018
Companies may apply for maximum number of interns each round.
Targeted industries will be eligible for 60 percent of funding, high-wage, high-demand occupations eligible for 20 percent and new apprenticeship positions the final 20 percent.
Where to post your internship opening: To participate in the Operation Intern program, fill out the application. You will be notified after the funding round closes as to whether you have been approved.

If you are approved, your organization will be mailed a letter of agreement. A signed copy of the letter of Agreement, a company W9 and a student application form need to be returned within two week’s of the intern’s start date.

All current and potential employers are encouraged to visit the Operation Intern website to learn about all changes to the program for 2017-19.

Any and all questions, issues and inquiries pertaining to Operation Intern can be directed to:

Jennifer ?Dahl 

Coordinator?-? Operation? Intern
North Dakota Department of Commerce
701-328-7268
OpIntern@ND.gov

What you Need to Know About Operation Intern - Fargo Inc!

 

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          North Dakota To Celebrate National Americorps Week March 4-11   
By ND Commerce
BISMARCK – Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National AmeriCorps Week March 4-11 by recognizing projects and volunteers across the state. The event is designed to create a better understanding and expand knowledge about the North Dakota AmeriCorps grant program.
 
AmeriCorps engages North Dakotan’s in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the state,” program coordinator Ryan Volk said. Its programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.” 
 
Last year, the North Dakota AmeriCorps program had 132 members serving over 70,000 hours of volunteering. The program received $521,088 in grants along with $710,000 match from local groups.
 
Current AmeriCorps projects in North Dakota include:
 
  • Cooperstown Community Activities - Cooperstown
The Cooperstown Community Activities Authority offers alternative youth programs focusing on health and education. For more information, contact Michelle Zaun at 701-789-0921 or rccooperathletics@gmail.com.
 
  • North Dakota Read Program—Fargo
North Dakota Reading Corps is a multi-region initiative to help every child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. The program places AmeriCorps members as literacy tutors in Fargo, Jamestown, West Fargo, Mandan, and Bismarck schools plus three child care centers to implement researched-based early literacy efforts to help struggling readers. For more information, contact Jolene Garty at 701-446-3173 or gartyj@ndseec.com.
 
  • Grand Forks Housing Authority—Grand Forks
This program aims to provide educational support to elementary-aged students. For more information, contact Makenzi Smith at 701-795-6300 or msmith@thegfha.org.
 
  • YMCA of Cass & Clay Counties—Fargo
Members are placed in school programs as mentors with children in small groups or on an individual basis to promote improved behaviors and skills that translate into academic success. A smaller number of members are placed as healthy living coaches who give health and nutrition coaching to small groups and individuals. For more information, contact Amanda Nordick 701.356.1467 or amanda.nordick@ymcacassclay.org.
 
  • Youthworks—Bismarck and Fargo
Youthworks provides direct services to at-risk youth and homeless young adults at its offices in Bismarck and Fargo. For more information, contact Joan Neilan at 701-232-8558 or Lauren Bosch at 701-202-9889.
 
AmeriCorps grants provide assistance to programs to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families.
 
For more information, you can visit www.AmeriCorpsND.com

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          Back to Rockin' the Bakken: Jobs Returning to America's Oil Patch   
By Fox Business
With oil prices on the mend, and an incoming president who is no enemy to drilling, energy companies in the U.S. are hiring again.

In Williston, the North Dakota town that sits at the epicenter of the American shale boom, hiring activity has picked up in the first weeks of 2017. Shawn Wenko, executive director of Williston Economic Development, said oil companies operating in the oil-rich Bakken Formation are hosting two or three job fairs each week. Four companies are expected to add a combined 300 jobs in the first quarter, partly driven by oilfield services.

The number of active rigs in the U.S. surged by 35 to a total of 694 this week, Baker Hughes (BHI) said in its latest report. The U.S. rig count is now up 57 versus the same day in 2015. Schlumberger (SLB), the world’s largest oilfield services provider, said Friday during its fourth quarter earnings release that business was lifted during a period that saw oil companies drilling more wells.

The turnaround fueled an increase of 3,300 jobs in oil and gas extraction and support services in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was the first increase since September 2014. Over the previous two years, the industry lost over 155,000 jobs.

The uptick in drilling comes as President Donald Trump takes office. Trump and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the President’s pick to lead the Energy Department, are proponents of new U.S. drilling. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), Trump’s pick for secretary of the Interior Department, has pledged to explore an expansion of drilling on federal land.

“America’s incredible energy potential remains untapped. It is a totally self-inflicted wound,” Trump said in a May campaign speech detailing his energy plans.

Citing Trump’s proposals to soften regulations, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said the energy sector, specifically oil-rig operators and pipeline builders, will regain its status as one of the hottest industries for new hires in 2017.

As drillers and job seekers flocked to the Bakken Formation, Williston’s population nearly doubled from 2010 to 2015. Officials don’t expect the same type of surge they saw at the height of the boom, but the rebound in oil prices should fuel a “significant” boost in 2017.

“This play really shows some long-term potential for us,” Wenko told FOXBusiness.com, referring to the Bakken. “It’s a good indicator for us, as far as what the industry is doing. They’re investing in the billions and putting up long-term facilities.”

Williston, the country’s fastest-growing small city five years in a row, used the oil slump to catch up on infrastructure projects, including a new $240 million airport under construction.

“One of the big misconceptions is people want to say Williston went bust,” Wenko said. “The slowdown helped us catch our breath.”

The industry is also pouring money into the Permian Basin of Texas. Exxon Mobil (XOM) acquired 250,000 acres of land in the Permian this week, paying up to $6.6 billion to nearly double the company’s footprint in the lucrative shale play.

U.S. oil prices climbed 2.2% to $52.51 a barrel on Friday, well above the sub-$40 prices seen last summer. Prices have continued to recover after OPEC’s deal to coordinate production cuts, a move that further eased concerns over swelling global supplies.

Back to Rockin' the Bakken: Jobs Returning to America's Oil Patch - Fox Business

 

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          Commerce Awards Grant for Williston State College Workforce Training Program   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced workforce enhancement grants for Williston State College (WSC) totaling $230,000. Workforce enhancement grants enable two-year colleges to apply for funds to help create or enhance training programs that address workforce needs of North Dakota’s private-sector employers. Projects require a dollar-for-dollar match of all state money with private funds. 

WSC received this grant to develop a “Safe P” training program and a “Well Sharp” training program. The Safe P training includes safety training for lease operators and pumpers to include dump, back pressure and stuffing box processes. The Well Sharp training will train employees at a drilling site on how to recognize, prevent and address well blow-out situations. WSC secured matching funds totaling $230,763 for the programs.  

“Companies continue to train current and future employees for high-demand positions for their industry,” Deanette Piesik, CEO of TrainND, a division of Williston State College. “Both programs allow individuals to upgrade their skills and knowledge to maintain well sites.” 

Grant funding may be used for curriculum development, equipment, recruiting participants, and training and certifying instructors. Funds may not be used to supplant funding for current operations. 

“The workforce enhancement grants help increase the capacity of our higher education institutions like WSC to provide a consistent stream of qualified workers educated right here in North Dakota,” said Wayde Sick, Workforce Development Director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “The partnership of industry, education, and state and local governments is needed to meet the developing workforce needs of North Dakota.” 

The Workforce Enhancement Council reviews all proposals and provides funding recommendations to the commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The council consists of the private-sector membership of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council, the state director of the Department of Career & Technical Education, and the division director of the Workforce Development Division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce, who serves as the chair. 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Commerce Announces Americorps Grants   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that North Dakota has received $705,125 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The 2016 grants focus on investments in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, disaster services and continue a new initiative for governors and mayors. 

Below is a listing of 2016 AmeriCorps grants in North Dakota: 
  • YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties - $351,301 - 64 AmeriCorps members
  • West Fargo Public School District - $189,149 - 41 AmeriCorps members
  • YouthWorks – Bismarck & Fargo - $76,846 - 11 AmeriCorps members
  • Cooperstown Community Activities Association - $37,444 - 10 AmeriCorps Members
  • South East Education Cooperative - Fargo - $36,592 - 11 AmeriCorps members
  • Housing Authority of the City of Grand Forks - $13,793 - 4 AmeriCorps members 
“Congratulations to these outstanding organizations and thanks to all those who serve their communities through AmeriCorps,” North Dakota AmeriCorps Program administrator Ryan Volk said. “In North Dakota, more than 1,800 AmeriCorps members have served 2 million hours and earned more than $4,510,000 in education scholarships.” 

Since 1994, 980,000 AmeriCorps members have given more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their country, earning more than $3 billion in education scholarships. Later this year, the one millionth AmeriCorps member will take the AmeriCorps pledge, committing to "get things done" for America.  

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services. 

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          New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry Members   
By Grand Forks Herald
The Federal Aviation Administration debuted a set of long-awaited regulations governing the use of unmanned aircraft Tuesday that were met with fanfare from local and national members of the industry.

The rules are targeted at small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, used for commercial and public applications and contain requirements for their operation and qualifications for their pilots.

David Dvorak, CEO of Field of View in Grand Forks, has been waiting years for the FAA to finalize regulations for unmanned aircraft.

"The level of restriction up until this point has been pretty horrendous so this seems like a walk in the park compared to what we have been working under," he said of the new requirements.

The rules, formally known as Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, will take effect in late August, and will apply to drones weighing less than 55 pounds.

These regulations pave the way for commercial operations utilizing unmanned aircraft, which currently are prohibited unless an exemption is obtained from the FAA. The agency had granted more than 5,000 exemptions prior to the unveiling of Part 107 — about 20 of which have gone to North Dakota-based companies.

Industry experts say the rules' release spells good news for the economy, with estimates predicting more than 100,000 jobs could be created and $82 billion generated over the next 10 years as a result.

Drone operations by public agencies such as sheriff and police departments also are included in the new regulations. Previously, these groups needed to acquire a certificate of authorization that spelled out conditions for flight.

"We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information and deploy disaster relief," U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement Tuesday.

Requirements

The first draft of the rules for small unmanned aircraft was published last year, but regulations in general have been a long-awaited by those in the industry.

In 2012, the FAA received a congressional mandate to integrate UAS technology into national airspace by September 2015. The deadline came and went with no rules finalized, leaving the industry to await this week's release.

Dvorak and others predict the news will inspire more confidence in the technology and produce an uptick in economic activity as businesses prepare for the rule to become active.

"As a company that provides software and hardware for drone operators, I'd imagine this release will give a lot more people confidence to start investing in equipment, training and software in the next 60 days," Dvorak said.

Come August, drone pilots can fly at an altitude of 400 feet or less, cannot fly directly over people not involved in a flight operation and must maintain a safe distance from airports unless permission is received from the facilities in Class B,C, D and E airspace.

Part 107 prohibits flying unmanned aircraft in Class A airspace, which spans from 18,000 to 60,000 above sea level. Flights are allowed in Class G airspace, which is considered uncontrolled airspace, without permission from air traffic control.

Drone pilots must be certified and at least 16 years old unless supervised by someone holding a remote pilot certificate.

The certificate would be obtained by passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at a FAA-approved knowledge testing center or through other means if a person has an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. Background checks on all remote pilot applications would be conducted by the Transportation Security Administration prior to issuance of a certificate.

Other requirements include always operating a drone within line of sight, flying during the day, not exceeding a groundspeed of 100 mph and avoiding reckless operations.

Missing pieces

Though Part 107 lays groundwork for the continued growth of unmanned industry, some found there still are important provisions missing from it.

"While the approved regulations are a step in the right direction for the drone industry, we still have a long way to go, specifically when it comes to long-distance or beyond-visual-line-of-sight drones," Tero Heinonen, CEO of Sharper Shape, said in a statement.

Heinonen, whose company operates out of Palo Alto, Calif., and Grand Forks, and others see beyond-line-of-sight as crucial to the continued development of drone technology.

Those wishing to conduct operations beyond line of sight or at night need to receive a waiver from the FAA, but it's likely that will be a temporary fix much like the commercial exemption process.

"With this new rule, we are taking a careful and deliberate approach that balances the need to deploy this new technology with the FAA's mission to protect public safety," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement. "We're already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations."

Overall, reaction to the rule's release has been favorable with advocacy groups such as the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Academy for Model Aeronautics commending the FAA in allowing the industry to continue advancing.

Easier access to the industry does spell more competition for those already established within it.

"The challenge isn't over, it's really just beginning," Dvorak said. "Now everyone is kind of on an equal playing field. There have been companies that have come and gone over the years here, but now everyone has the opportunity to generate income from day one.

"It'll be interesting to see how the market handles that."

New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry Members - Grand Forks Herald

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          Global and Local Connectivity Differences Converge With Gene Expression in a Neurodevelopmental Disorder of Known Genetic Origin   
Abstract
Knowledge of genetic cause in neurodevelopmental disorders can highlight molecular and cellular processes critical for typical development. Furthermore, the relative homogeneity of neurodevelopmental disorders of known genetic origin allows the researcher to establish the subsequent neurobiological processes that mediate cognitive and behavioral outcomes. The current study investigated white matter structural connectivity in a group of individuals with intellectual disability due to mutations in ZDHHC9. In addition to shared cause of cognitive impairment, these individuals have a shared cognitive profile, involving oromotor control difficulties and expressive language impairment. Analysis of structural network properties using graph theory measures showed global reductions in mean clustering coefficient and efficiency in the ZDHHC9 group, with maximal differences in frontal and parietal areas. Regional variation in clustering coefficient across cortical regions in ZDHHC9 mutation cases was significantly associated with known pattern of expression of ZDHHC9 in the normal adult human brain. The results demonstrate that a mutation in a single gene impacts upon white matter organization across the whole-brain, but also shows regionally specific effects, according to variation in gene expression. Furthermore, these regionally specific patterns may link to specific developmental mechanisms, and correspond to specific cognitive deficits.

          Dissociating the Neural Basis of Conceptual Self-Awareness from Perceptual Awareness and Unaware Self-Processing   
Abstract
Conceptual self-awareness is a mental state in which the content of one's consciousness refers to a particular aspect of semantic knowledge about oneself. This form of consciousness plays a crucial role in shaping human behavior; however, little is known about its neural basis. Here, we use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a visual masked priming paradigm to dissociate the neural responses related to the awareness of semantic autobiographical information (one's own name, surname, etc.) from the awareness of information related to any visual stimulus (perceptual awareness), as well as from the unaware processing of self-relevant stimuli. To detect brain activity that is highly selective for self-relevant information, we used the blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) adaptation approach, which goes beyond the spatial limitations of conventional fMRI. We found that self-awareness was associated with BOLD adaptation in the medial frontopolar-retrosplenial areas, whereas perceptual awareness and unaware self-processing were associated with BOLD adaptation in the lateral fronto-parietal areas and the inferior temporal cortex, respectively. Thus, using a direct manipulation of conscious awareness we demonstrate for the first time that the neural basis of conceptual self-awareness is neuroanatomically distinct from the network mediating perceptual awareness of the sensory environment or unaware processing of self-related stimuli.

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          The Abnormally Normal Science Of Sinkholes   
When a Florida man vanished into a massive sinkhole that opened underneath his bedroom in February, the case garnered national attention. Every so often, tragedies like this put sinkholes in the spotlight. Researchers say that minor sinkholes occur all the time around the world without much notice. Lewis Land, a hydrologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, is one of the organizers of the 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst . Karst is a term for landscapes made of porous, soluble rock — areas where sinkholes are naturally prone to occur. Since 1984, geologists, hydrologists, biologists and other researchers have gathered every few years to share knowledge and research about karst terrain. Land talks with NPR's Celeste Headlee about what happens when Earth swallows things. Interview Highlights On where sinkholes occur "If you see one sinkhole, then chances are that you are in an area that is prone
          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Incentive for Advanced Manufacturing: Out of Step with the Times   
By Area Development
In any industry, constant change is a fact of life. Nowhere has that been truer than in manufacturing, where automation and other process improvements have drastically reduced the number of workers needed to achieve a given level of productivity. Large manufacturing plants, which might have once employed 500 or more workers, may now function with 100, 75, or fewer highly skilled employees. 

Have state governments that use tax breaks and other inducements to attract industrial projects updated their incentives to reflect these changing times? Conversations with site selection consultants and state officials paint a varied picture. 

A Decline in Number of Jobs Per Project
While “high-labor content projects are still coming to the U.S., there is an advanced manufacturing meta-trend: replacing man-hours with kilowatt-hours,” says Darin Buelow, a principal with Deloitte Consulting. “Machines are doing more work, and the average number of jobs per project has been going down for some time.” 

One example of the modern metrics: Monogram Food Solutions, a major manufacturer of meat snacks, is expanding its business into the city of Schulenburg, Texas. The new plant will only employ 30 workers, but involves a total capital investment of nearly $3 million. The city of Schulenburg was awarded $750,000 from the Texas Capital Fund (TCF) to finance infrastructure upgrades to support the new facility. 

Buelow says he has long contended that state incentives “have not kept pace with the times; for example, tax incentives that don’t kick in until 300 jobs have been created. If you’ve got $100 million capital investment but only create 100 jobs, you don’t qualify. Some states see proposals for (projects creating) 100 or 150 jobs all day long, but can’t use that program.” 

Buelow believes there should be a more flexible posture when it comes to manufacturing. “Incentives need to be more accessible by advanced manufacturers,” he explains. 

Jeff Forsythe, a principal with Greenville, S.C.-based McCallum Sweeney Consulting, notes that different locations often have different priorities when using incentives such as tax breaks. “Some locations…where unemployment is a major concern…are more in interested in jobs. More urban areas that have full employment — less than 4 percent unemployed — are just trying to enhance the tax base and don’t mind highly automated facilities that involve high capital investment.” 

Although they employ relatively few people, large industrial projects (especially data centers) that are capital-intensive and consume large amounts of electricity can often qualify for additional incentives offered by utilities — particularly in the southeastern U.S., Forsythe says. In addition to rate reductions, some utilities are also putting cash in land and infrastructure to incentivize projects. 

Ironically, Buelow notes, state incentives often seem to “be countercyclical to the broader economic cycle. When we’re in a recession, projects dry up and more states are wondering ‘What’s wrong with us? Why aren’t we seeing more activity? We need to retool.’” On the other hand, he says, “When the economy is rocking and rolling, legislatures seem to be inclined to remove available incentives. They may think, ‘Times are good, companies are talking to us; we don’t need some of these things.’ So, we seem to go back and forth between extremes.” 

Getting More Creative
Economic development competition among states has intensified over the years, and many companies that tap into incentives have been doing so for decades. As a result, states are being asked to get more creative, and think about other ways to help businesses, beyond tax breaks, cash grants, and low-interest loans. 

“There is this ‘frontier of creativity.’ Some states are quite adept at offering different modes of assistance, some that are a little nontraditional,” Buelow says. Often, these creative ideas don’t cost taxpayers — so-called “soft assistance,” Buelow explains, such as adding a job-creating newcomer to state bid lists. 

Buelow also sees more states offering custom training tailored to the specific needs of a company “rather than offering something on shelf that has to be delivered by the state training authority.” While some states that formerly lagged behind have developed “best in breed” training programs, such as Georgia’s Quick Start program and Louisiana FastStart, others have been reluctant to do that, Buelow says. One useful strategy is allowing state economic development funds to be used “to pay workers’ salaries, while they are being trained. Companies want flexibility, customization, and fungibility,” he notes. 

Josh Bays, a principal with the Dallas-based Site Selection Group, agrees that not all states have kept pace with changing industrial times. “Historically, economic incentives have rewarded job creation more than capital investment. Intuitively, you would think that those states and communities that want to be more aggressive would start rewarding capital investment more than they have in the past. But a lot of state-level incentives are still based more on job creation.” 

One state that has updated its programs is North Dakota. To stay competitive, and help its resident companies stay competitive, in 2013 the state created an “automation credit,” according to Laura Willard, a project manager for the North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Economic Development and Finance division. The credit, designated for the tax years 2013 through 2015, provides an income tax credit equal to 20 percent of the cost of automation equipment. The state is in the process of evaluating “all of our tax incentives,” Willard notes. 

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Incentives Programs
Several years ago, The Pew Charitable Trusts developed a “business incentives initiative” to help states identify and share best practices for collecting, managing, and analyzing data on economic development incentives. Pew funded research to evaluate the effectiveness of states’ economic development initiatives. Pew concluded “lawmakers often approve or continue incentives without knowing their potential cost or whether they are working,” and cited a “knowledge gap.” 

According to Pew, from 2012 to 2014, 10 states and the District of Columbia passed laws that will require regular evaluation of tax incentives or will improve existing evaluation processes. Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas enacted laws requiring regular evaluation of tax incentives in 2015. 

Jason Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates, LLC, says that although jobs are “still the critical factor” in most states, some have allowed capital investment to be the qualifying inducement to capture incentives, citing Alabama as one example. Earlier this year, the state of Alabama adopted a new incentives platform that, for the first time, included an incentive specifically tied to job creation. However, the job-creation target to qualify for incentives is relatively low — 50 jobs. In order to stimulate investment in rural areas, Alabama has lowered the number to 25 jobs for projects in counties with populations below 25,000, according to Alabama’s Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield. 

Hickey says companies often sign up for incentives that have very little value to them — such as incentives based on tax revenue levels “they would never be able to achieve. It’s not up to the state to decide what is valuable; it’s up to the company,” he notes. Almost half of all incentives available are never realized by companies because they don’t meet the requirements. For companies that accept incentives, it’s also important to have an “aftercare process in place so they can make sure they live up to the expectations they agreed to,” Hickey says. 

Bays says companies sometimes fail to consider key “operational factors. Incentives are awarded for finite periods of time — most often between one and 10 years. Most companies have plans to be operational in a location much longer than that.” And, it’s still the case that economic incentives rank lower on location-decision lists than workforce considerations, regulatory hurdles, and infrastructure factors. 

Bays sees a trend of states becoming “more stringent on the compliance side. They’re requiring a more lengthy compliance process and more stringent clawback policies, making sure they are holding companies accountable.” On a final note, he advises companies to “make sure you really understand what portion of an incentive package is actually useable by your company, and also carefully evaluate compliance requirements.”

Incentives for Advanced Manufacturing: Out of Step with the Times - Area Development

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          Dalrymple Calls for Comprehensive National Energy Policy   
By ND Governor's Office
Speaking today at the Great Plains & Empower ND Energy Conference, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said the nation should follow North Dakota’s lead in developing a truly “all-of-the-above” energy policy that empowers industry to produce diverse and affordable energy supplies, advance energy independence and create jobs.
 
“At a time of growing demand for affordable and reliable energy, we need a national energy policy that truly supports the development of all of our energy resources,” Dalrymple said. “North Dakota is a great example of what can be accomplished when we support the responsible development of our oil and gas resources; when we recognize the important role of coal-fired power generation while reducing emissions; and when we continue to increase production of renewable resources.”
 
North Dakota can also become a national leader in value-added energy, Dalrymple said. The Governor encouraged energy representatives attending the conference to continue developing projects that reduce flaring, add value to the state’s abundant supplies of natural gas and create jobs.
 
North Dakota has developed a comprehensive energy policy that acknowledges the need for a diverse power supply, and empowers all energy sectors to work together in the interests of meeting the growing demand for affordable energy.  Dalrymple said North Dakota’s energy policy, developed through EmPower ND, has helped the state achieve major advancements in energy production, including:
  • North Dakota has become the nation’s second-largest oil producer and remains among the nation’s most cost-efficient shale oil plays.
  • North Dakota continues to increase its electric generation from non-carbon sources. Today, about 25 percent of North Dakota's total electric generation comes from wind and hydroelectric power.
  • North Dakota is one of just a handful of states meeting all ambient air quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Total carbon emissions in North Dakota have dropped 11 percent below 2005 levels, despite the Bakken oil boom.
The Governor said that the Obama Administration refuses to honor states’ rights and continues on a path that threatens the nation’s ability to produce affordable energy and enhance its energy security.  Dalrymple cited the EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” and proposed “Waters of the United States” rule as examples of government overreach that will impede responsible energy development and drive up consumers’ energy costs.           
 
Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer hosted the annual Great Plains & Empower ND Energy Conference which was held at Bismarck State College’s National Center of Excellence. The daylong conference included a panel discussion with Dalrymple and the state’s congressional delegation as well as presentations by leading energy researchers and developers. Speakers included Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark, and Marianne Kah, chief economist at ConocoPhillips.

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          North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 2   
By ND Commerce
Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 2 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.

“Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Tony Richards, chief executive officer of Impact Dakota said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.” 

North Dakota has over 1,200 manufacturing companies within the state employing 46,000 workers. Manufacturing comprises 63 percent of the state’s exports.

Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
Public Events:
  • Duratech Industries in Jamestown on October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cavendish Farms in Jamestown on October 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon. 
  • Posi Lock Puller in Cooperstown on October 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Spectrum Aeromed in Fargo on October 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. 
  • Northup Grumman in New Town will hold an open house in November. Date and time to be determined.
Expos:        
  • Southwest Area Manufacturers Expo on October 7. This public event will showcase manufacturers in the southwest portion of North Dakota. Companies participating include:  Baker Boy, Fisher Industries, Funshine Express, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, Medora Corporation, Steffes Corporation, Stone Mill, Inc. and TMI Systems Design Corporation. 
  • Northern Valley Career Expo on November 4. This event is designed for high school students in the northeast portion of the state. Participating manufacturers include: Cirrus Aircraft, Custom Aire, Inc., Marvin Windows & Doors, Retrax Holdings, LLC. and Steffes Corporation.  
Student Tours: 
  • Bobcat Factory in Bismarck will host tours for students from Mandan and Bismarck high schools, Bismarck State College and United Tribes Technical College on October 2.
  • Bobcat Acceleration Center in Bismarck will host two groups of college students on October 2. 
  • Bobcat in Gwinner will host students from North Sargent High School on October 2 and a second group of technology students from Lisbon High School on October 28. 
  • Summers Manufacturing in Devils Lake will host local high school students for tours on October 2.  
  • The Fargo Moorhead community is hosting students from local high schools for tours on October 2. Manufacturers include: Cat Reman, Integrity Windows & Doors, Trail King, John Deere Electronic Solutions, Appareo and Aldevron. 
  • The Wahpeton community is hosting students from local high schools for tours on October 14. Manufacturers include: Comdel, Bobcat, Masonite, Minn-Dak Farmer’s Cooperative and North Dakota State College of Science.
For more information on these events, please contact Linda Liebert-Hall at Impact Dakota at lindal@impactdakota.com or 701-214-7258 for more information.  

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          Announcing Supply Knowledge News Magazines for Business Executives, Operations and Supply Management Professionals   

Presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/01/2014 -- ISM of Silicon Valley announces its offering of online Supply Knowledge News Magazines targeted for busy executives and supply chain management professionals. A total of 67 online news magazines are are offered and each magazine focus on key subject areas important to today's executive and operational functions of the business enterprise. http://bit.ly/18kzGCe

The online offering includes the official magazine of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley, Supply Knowledge (SK) and Supplier Match B2B (SM-B2B). SK and SM-B2B are brands of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley. http://bit.ly/1mO53Qp

The online magazines include the following titles: B2B, Benchmarking, Best Practices, Business Intelligence, Business Process Outsourcing, Change Management, Collaboration, Compliance Management, Contract Management, Cost Management, Cultural Awareness, Data Management, Demand Management, E-Procurement, Economic, Environmental News, Electronic Commerce, Energy Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Facilities Services, Finance Management, Global Supply, Green Procurement Sourcing News, Human Resources, Indirect Procurement, Information Technology, Innovation, International Supply, Internet of Things, Inventory Management, Labor Services, Leadership, Lean Topics, Logistics Management, Manufacturing, Materials Management, Mobile Technologies, Negotiation News, Operations Management, Payment Management, Procurement Software, Publications for the Worldwide Supply Chain Professional, Research News for the Worldwide Supply Chain Pro, Safety News, SaaS Knowledge, Security Knowledge for the Worldwide Supply Chain Professional, Source Green, Social Business, Spend Management for Corporations, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Development, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Management News, Supply Chain, Supply Risk, Sustainability, Talent Management, Trade Topics, Training & Development for the Supply Chain Pro, Transportation Management, Vendor Managed Services, and Warehouse Management.

The magazines are viewable any major browser and mobile devices such as iOS and Android systems. Each news magazine can be subscribed to allow the viewer with updated content to be viewed anytime and anywhere. http://bit.ly/18kzGCe

For more information on Supply Knowledge News Magazines presented by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley: Please email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org
P.O. Box 32156, San Jose, CA 95152 | contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

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          Announcing the NEW Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley   

Aligning to today's worldwide supply management professional

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2014 -- The Silicon Valley affliate of the Institute for Supply Management has re-engineered its website (www.ismsiliconvalley.org) and professional services offerings.

Its new website offers a clean format for eye friendly format with a mobile version for viewing from any hand-held device using iOS or Android.

In addition to comprehensive supply management profession education, news and knowledge, the website offers live and online presentations. Live events are held in the Silicon Valley region covering a variety of leading edge topics relevant to the global supply management professional.

The new website also has a Job Posting service offering that is "pure-play" in reaching Silicon Valley's best talent and brightest stars in the supply management profession.

If your organization wants to reach the worldwide supply management professional, consider Sponsorship in ISM of Silicon Valley.

"We are very pleased to have Ultriva Inc. as sponsor of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley. Ultriva's leading edge supply chain cloud software offers real world solutions to global manufacturing that requires solid collaboration between buyer and supplier."

Sponsorship for 12 months buys your organization: (1) Featured placement on ISM of Silicon Valley website and our other social media sites. (2) Business profile in ISM-SV's Supplier Sponsor Directory with links to your website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. and (3) Cross promotion for one live or virtual educational presentation per sponsorship. The Supplier Sponsor Directory includes "search" functionality based on tags/keyword you provide so buying corporations can know about your companies offering, etc.

If you are a diversity supplier, becoming a sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley gives your firm solid visability in reaching the supplier sourcing community on a local and global level.

For the supply management professional, there is help to become certified as a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). The offering includes "One-on-One" instruction for exam preparation to sucessfully pass the CPSM® Exam, CPSD™ Exam, CPSM® Bridge Exam.

The benefits of becoming a individual member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley are numerous. The new website makes the decision and logistics of becoming an individual ISM regular member quite simple. Just two steps to become an individual Member of the Institute for Supply Management at both the international level and local Silicon Valley level.

The Members Only section on the new ISM of Silicon Valley website is planned with expanded content. Members Only section of the new website currently includes: ISM-SV member directory, CPSM email study material & tips, The Supply Knowledge Biz Daily newspaper, etc.

Come and visit the NEW Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley! www.ismsiliconvalley.org

If you or your company would like more information on individual ISM membership, becoming a sponsor, or presentation speaker: Please email us at contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
www.ismsiliconvalley.org
P.O.Box 32156, San Jose, CA 95152 | contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/announcing-the-new-institute-for-supply-management-ism-of-silicon-valley-515192.htm

Media Relations Contact

John Semanik
Director of Content
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley, Inc.
Telephone: 408-497-8042
Email: Click to Email John Semanik
Web: http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org


          North Dakota Tourism offers $750,000 Grant for New Tourism Infrastructure Development   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
North Dakota Tourism is offering grants to develop new tourism attractions that can bring more visitors to North Dakota. This program is made possible by a one-time $750,000 appropriation from the 2015 North Dakota legislative session. Applications must be received at North Dakota Tourism by Thursday, October 1, 2015.
 
The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program’s purpose is to fund new tourism operations capable of attracting visitors from outside of North Dakota for at least one overnight stay. Funds can be used for building new visitor attractions, major expansions, offering a new experience or supporting services for visitors. Funds cannot be used for marketing or ongoing operating expenses.
 
“This grant program is an investment in North Dakota’s tourism infrastructure that will not only increase the legendary experiences we offer our visitors, but will ultimately create new wealth by attracting more visitors who will stay longer and spend more of their money here,” said Sara Otte Coleman, director of North Dakota Tourism.
 
Elements that make a project a strong candidate for consideration:  
  • Projects that clearly demonstrate their role as a tourism and recreation attraction in their community and region, as well as the benefits the project will provide through maintaining or expanding this visitor attraction.        
  • All project funding is in place and grant funding will complete a project rather than provide “seed money” to start a project.
  • The demand for the tourism-related project is clearly demonstrated through research and analysis.
  • All infrastructure needs are important and each application is judged on its own merit. Projects that offer unique or in-demand experiences and have the ability to attract and retain out-of-state visitors will score higher. 
The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program is a matching grant, requiring the sponsor to provide one dollar for every one dollar of grant money being requested. Matching dollars cannot be from other State of North Dakota grants.
 
Requirements for the matching dollars include:
  • The match must be an actual money investment; in-kind services will not be considered part of the match amount.
  • Money that has been put toward the project in the current and previous fiscal year may be considered as part of the hard match but must include documented verification.
  • Due to the timeframe of this program, pledges will not be considered part of the cash match. 
The grant-eligible portion of the project must be completed by June 1, 2017. Under certain circumstances, a project may be funded if the construction has begun, a final construction schedule has been approved, and all construction projects are signed.
 
More details about the grant program and applications can be found at: NDtourism.com.
 
Applications must be received at North Dakota Tourism by Thursday, October 1, 2015. For more information or questions, contact Dean Ihla with North Tourism at 800-435-5663 or dihla@nd.gov

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          Contract QA Tester - Bethesda Softworks - Rockville, MD   
Broad knowledge of Games across different Platforms. Run assigned test requests and identify game issues (bugs)....
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          North Dakota UAS Industry on Edge Waiting for Release of Proposed Rules   
By Grand Forks Herald
The year 2014 came and went without the Federal Aviation Administration releasing its proposed rules for small unmanned aircraft — a draft North Dakota officials have been anxiously awaiting.
 
 
"We're sitting here on pins and needles," said Al Palmer, director of UND's unmanned aircraft systems center.

The rules would pertain to the use of small unmanned aerial systems, which are defined as devices less than 55 pounds. What exactly will be included in this draft is anyone's guess but those in the industry have a few ideas.

If included, requirements for UAS pilots are especially of interest for UND, Palmer said, adding rumors are circulating that it could be as simple as a certification course or as complex as getting a pilot's license.

The long-delayed release of the draft was expected to happen before the end of 2014, but officials now hope to see it later this month. Once released, the rules must undergo a public comment period officials expect to last at least a year. After the comments are reviewed and addressed, the finalized rules will be released in 2016 or even 2017.

"It'll be really interesting to see how the industry behaves in the next two years," said David Dvorak, founder of UAS sensor development company Field of View in Grand Forks.

Right now, Dvorak said the FAA just needs to release the proposed rules.

"It's fine if they're not perfect right away, but we just need to get something to give some hard and fast guidelines for people," he added.

Commercial use

Perhaps the most anticipated part of the rules would be the potential inclusion of guidelines for commercial operations.

"We hope that there are guidelines because people are using these things now," Palmer said. "The FAA doesn't have the manpower or staffing to go out and observe everything that's going on."

Commercial use of these aircraft is currently banned by the FAA, unless a company is granted a special exemption by the agency. Companies that have received exemptions so far are mostly involved in the motion picture industry.

In North Dakota, agriculture will likely emerge as the main arena of commercial use for the devices. Other industries such as energy, transportation and health care are also expected to adopt the use of UAS in some capacity in the state.

Dvorak's company focuses on providing sensors for agricultural use, relying on sales to international customers and universities during the commercial use ban.

He says there is a fear among business owners that the rules may be too restrictive.

"There is a possibility that the FAA could release these rules and they're so restrictive that you can't really do commercial operations," Dvorak said.

Rule breakdown

As FAA guidelines stand now, hobbyists are allowed to operate unmanned aircraft under 55 pounds within their line of sight and under an altitude of 400 feet. They are asked to contact an airport if they plan to fly within 5 miles of the facility and to avoid flying near any manned aircraft or at night.

Public agencies such as law enforcement and universities are required to obtain a certificate of authorization from the FAA to legally fly unmanned aircraft. These certificates take about 60 days or less to receive, according the administration's website.

The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office has authorization to fly in 16 North Dakota counties. So far, the office's devices have been used to survey accident and crime scenes, search for missing persons and find suspects fleeing from officers.

At least two research projects overseen by UND and North Dakota State University also have been greenlighted by UND's UAS Research Compliance Committee. That committee vets research proposals brought to the university.

This summer, unmanned aircraft monitored wildlife at Sully's Hill Wildlife Preserve near Devils Lake and crops at NDSU's research facility near Carrington, N.D.

More research proposals are expected to be up for discussion at the compliance committee's Jan. 16 meeting.

Favorable attitudes

Release of the small UAS rules was delayed in part by privacy concerns voiced to the FAA.

A study conducted in the summer of 2014 hints operators likely won't run into too many privacy concerns in northeast North Dakota.

More than 70 percent of residents surveyed by two UND professors said they did not have concerns about UAS encroaching on their personal privacy. The survey polled 647 residents in 16 northeastern counties about their feelings toward various types of unmanned aircraft use.

When it came to businesses, just over half of respondents said they had no concerns and 64 percent weren't worried about individuals operating the devices.

The preliminary findings of the study were released by Thomasine Heitkamp and Cindy Juntunen — both members of the research compliance committee — at the 2014 UAS Action Summit held in June in Grand Forks. While results were favorable for the industry, officials acknowledge there are still concerns with UAS flight.

"The fear out there is there is a risk that somebody's out there flying these things and since there are no rules per se ... we may be operating these things in an unsafe manner too close to an airport where we could have an accident or an incident," Palmer said.

Federal data show an increase of UAS sightings and near-misses with manned aircraft being reported to the FAA as of June, but none of those incidents occurred in North Dakota.

In advance of the small rule release and a holiday season where people could possibly find a UAS under their Christmas tree, the FAA launched a safety campaign and educational website.

The Know Before You Fly website gives users a primer on types of unmanned aircraft use and the rules associated with each.

North Dakota UAS Industry on Edge Waiting for Release of Proposed Rules - Grand Forks Herald


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          A lifelong commitment to save lives   
Health Minister Laxma Reddy, youngsters pledge to donate organs
          North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3   
By ND Commerce
Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.
 
“Manufacturing is a vital part of North Dakota’s economic success,” Al Anderson, North Dakota Commerce Commissioner said. “Since 2003, North Dakota manufacturing exports grew 169 percent while the national average was a 70 percent increase.”
 
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers in North Dakota account for nearly 8 percent of the total output in the state, employing 6 percent of the workforce. Manufacturing compensation is just over 37 percent higher than other nonfarm employers in the state.
 
“Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Randy Schwartz, center director and chief executive officer of the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.”
 
Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
 
Dickinson (Public tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.    
 
Fargo (Private/Public Tours) - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Private Tours
    • Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is hosting 170 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
      • John Deere Electronic Solutions – John Deere Electronic Solutions leads the industry through innovative design, development, and manufacturing of custom, integrated electronics components.
      • Aggregate Industries – A leading player in the construction industry by producing and supplying a range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and blocks. 
      • Fargo Jet Center / Weather Modification – An award winning aircraft services company and a global atmospheric sciences company committed to continued advances in the fields of weather modification and atmospheric research.
      • Prinsco – Manufacturing and providing innovative water management solutions to increase agricultural production, ensure water quality and promote sustainable systems. Premiere products include a complete line of corrugated plastic pipe and accessories.
 
  • Public Tours - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Trail King Industries – Building trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Tours are for high school and college students from 8am to 3pm
 
Grand Forks (Public Tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.        
 
Jamestown (Public Tours) – October 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems – One of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  Tours are 30 minutes and run from 9:45am to 12:45pm. Please RSVP and be pre-screened before September 26th.  Email Holly@growingjamestown.com for details about the requirements and the dress code for the tours.   
 
Wahpeton (Private Tours) - October 22 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The City of Wahpeton is hosting 203 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
  • Bobcat – A leading provider of compact equipment for global construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. 
  • WCCO Belting – World’s largest manufacturer of agricultural rubber belting products: swather canvases, baler belts, tube conveyor belts, die-cut parts and a variety of rubber industrial belting products.    
  • ComDel Innovations – Contract manufacturer excelling in precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing, integrating all aspects of product development. 
  • Heartland Precision – Provides thread rolling and metal finishing as well as forming and precision machining services to a variety of industries and customers. 
  • North Dakota State College of Science – A 2-year state supported college offering over 80 academic options using hands-on learning and state-of-the-art equipment in partnership with industry leaders. They are providing tours of their educational facility and hosting the students for lunch. 
 
For more information visit www.mfg.com.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Land Board Awards $8 Million, Pledges another $3 Million to Support Construction of a New High School in Watford City   
By ND Governor


The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded an energy impact grant of $8 million to Watford City and the McKenzie County Public School District for street, water and sewer infrastructure that will support the construction of a new high school and residential development.  The Land Board also committed to providing another $3 million in grants next year to help cover the utility construction costs.

“These state funds will support the construction of critical infrastructure that will accommodate the building of a new high school and other development in Watford City,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chairman of the five-member Land Board. “We will continue working with local officials in the state’s oil and gas region to address the dynamic challenges of rapid growth.

Other board members are Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt. The Land Board voted unanimously in favor of awarding the grant funds to Watford City and the local school district.



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          Dalrymple Congratulates State Hospital on National Award   
By ND Governor
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated the North Dakota State Hospital, which is part of the N.D. Department of Human Services, on being nationally recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The award was given by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health organizations in America, for exemplary performance in providing evidence-based clinical measures that are shown to improve patient care for hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services.  

“Congratulations to the entire staff at the North Dakota State Hospital for being named a national Top Performer,” Dalrymple said. “The services provided here help individuals with mental health needs that require a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise. We are proud of the work done by the State Hospital and proud these mental health services are readily available for North Dakotans who need them.”

As a Top Performer, the State Hospital achieved a performance rating of 95 percent or more for each accountability measure including appropriate admission screenings, patient safety practices, creating and implementing patient care plans, and appropriate usage of multiple anti-psychotic medications. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice and is reported annually to The Joint Commission.  

The State Hospital is the primary provider of inpatient mental health and addiction treatment services for a 26-county area in the state.

“This national recognition validates the quality services and care provided at the North Dakota State Hospital in coordination with the regional human service centers and other behavioral health service providers,” said Maggie Anderson, executive director of the N.D. Department of Human Services.
 
For the current biennium, the state invested more resources through the Department of Human Services to enhance behavioral health services across North Dakota. This includes additional funding for acute care and rehabilitation needs due to traumatic brain injuries, residential treatment services at the Robinson Recovery Center, transitional living programs and long-term residential programs for individuals with mental illness and/or substance addiction issues, mental health case management services, medical detox services, and community-based high-risk sex offender treatment in coordination with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  

“We understand that what matters most to State Hospital patients and their families is safe, effective care, which contributes to better outcomes and supports recovery,” said Alex Schweitzer, superintendent of the hospital.  “The credit goes to our staff who work hard to provide positive patient outcomes every day, and that is why this recognition means a tremendous amount to staff and the entire organization.”

As part of its award, the State Hospital was recognized in The Joint Commission’s Improving America’s Hospital’s annual report, and on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website at <a href="http://www.qualitycheck.org">www.qualitycheck.org</a>.

The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.  They evaluate and accredit more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

For information about the North Dakota State Hospital call 701-253-3964, ND Relay TTY 800-366-6888, or visit <a href="http://www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/statehospital/index.html">www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/statehospital/index.html.
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          Library Branch Supervisor - County of Elgin - Ontario   
 Day-to-day management of the branches, including scheduling/supervision of staff, volunteers and youth.  Advanced knowledge of library cataloguing systems... $32.81 - $38.38 an hour
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          How to Invest in Bullion   

Modern portfolio theory advises investors to purchase a wide variety of asset classes, such as stocks, bonds and precious metals. Different asset classes have low price correlation, which means if one class is doing poorly, another class might be doing well, evening out your overall risk. Bullion is bulk precious metal, including gold, silver, platinum and palladium. You can purchase it as bars, ingots or coins. The bullion market has had its share of scams, so you must proceed slowly and knowledgeably.


          BWW Interview: Matt Redmond Directs 54 SINGS 1776   

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "54 Sings 1776" on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Featuring Broadway stars like Carrie St. Louis (Wicked/Rock of Ages) and Kyle Scatliffe (Les Miserables/The Color Purple) you're sure to feel patriotic watching this beautifully staged concert.

I was lucky enough to sit down with director Matt Redmond, a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University, to hear about his experience moving to the Big Apple and working on "54 Sings 1776".

Christopher Castanho: Why don't you start by giving us a little bit of your background, where you're from and where you went to school.

Matthew Redmond: I'm from St. Louis, Missouri and was really lucky to grow up in an environment that supported and honored the arts. I started doing theatre in middle school, and really haven't stopped. I graduated from Oklahoma City University last year with degrees in acting and directing, where I directed many plays and served as the Artistic Director of their Student Run theatre company. Growing up in St. Louis, The MUNY was always a home to me, and I spent last summer Assistant Directing productions of Aida and Mamma Mia!. I worked as a Production Assistant for PENN AND TELLER ON BROADWAY and recently just finished working as the Artistic Intern at Manhattan Theatre Club, through the rest of their season including this year's Tony-Winning JITNEY and THE LITTLE FOXES. This will actually be my directing debut in NYC!

CC: How'd you book the gig?

MR: I did a summer internship two years ago with 54 Below (now Feinstein's/54 Below). I got connected for the internship through a friend from home who I'd known since I was in middle school. I worked in the Programming Department under Jen Tepper, and I credit so much of what I know in this business to her and my time at 54 Below. I was really lucky to get to do a lot of hands-on work with the department, but Jen and the team there are proof of what watching and learning can do.

CC: What's been your favorite part working on this production?

MR: I've loved putting so many different people together in a room and just seeing what happens. I joined the concert after it had been partially cast, and then proceeded to work with the producer and music director to cast the rest of the production. I really wanted to focus on giving the opportunity to younger artists who don't easily get exposure to a New York stage, so it's been exciting watching my peers work with some of Broadway's finest talents. It's really something special to see these people who don't know each other at all come together for four rehearsals and throw something together. It's an obvious lesson in how important it is to be an adaptable and positive member of an ensemble.

CC: How does a concert staging of this show led itself to the overall theme and story?

MR: It's interesting putting this show in concert form, because of how little music there actually is in comparison to the scenes. The total time for music is about 45 minutes, but a fully staged production of 1776 is definitely two and a half hours. To me, it shows just how important that music is. The reason a character sings on stage is because spoken words aren't enough for them in that moment, so concerts are interesting to explore (what should be) the most important and heightened moments that characters are experiencing in any piece. 1776 is obviously about how the Declaration of Independence came to be, but a concert staging exposes us to the moments we musically meet these characters outside of the book. It focuses less on what they are doing (trying to establish or stop independence), and more on who they are and why their stories are important.

CC: What does the story of 1776 mean to you?

MR: We revisit musicals and plays from the past because of what the subject matter has to say today and what we can take out of it that audiences years ago couldn't. A production of 1776 means something entirely different today than it did 30 years ago, or even 3 years ago. For me, 1776 is so relevant today because it's giving us insight to the people who made important decisions for our country. It shows us who wanted our country to succeed and who wanted their party to succeed, which is obviously a relevant topic of interest in our society today. Transparency is so important, and I think people assume we live in such a transparent social and political world because we can get any piece of news at the click of the button. But with the advancement in technology also comes advancement in security and privacy. There is so much that happens that we don't know about because we can get so distracted with the latest article, but in 1776 they didn't have any of that to distract the people. Obviously not everyone knew everything, but I'm going to guess it was a lot easier to figure out if Ben Franklin wanted independence than it currently is to figure out if Donald Trump does or does not believe in Climate Change. It also reminds us that the voices of women and children need to be heard, and makes you wonder where we'd be as a country today if women had been involved in the writing of the Declaration of Independence.


The cast for both nights includes Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Miserables) as John Adams, Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as AbiGail Adams, Julian Decker (Sunset Boulevard, Les Miserables) as Benjamin Franklin, Ryan Vona (Paramour, Once) as Richard Henry Lee, Tally Sessions (War Paint, Falsettos) as Thomas Jefferson, Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder) as John Dickinson, Kim McClay (I'll Be Home for Christmas World Premiere) as Martha Jefferson, Wade McCollum (Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, Wicked) as Edward Rutledge, and Alex Prakken (Newsies National Tour) as The Courier.

Additional casting includes Connor Deane (Les Miserables at the MUNY, Broadway Method Academy Executive Director) as Roger Sherman, Michael Hull (Avenue Q, That Golden Girls Show) as Robert Livingston, Ben Biggers (Elementary on CBS, Aida at the MUNY) as John Hancock, Nathan Goodrich as Charles Thomson (The Fantasticks Off-Broadway), Jordan Jacobs (Peter and the Starcatcher at Oklahoma CityRep) as James Wilson, and Sam Hartley (The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Beauty and the Beast National Tour).

"54 Sings 1776" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 3 and July 4 at 7:00 and 9:30 each night. There is a $25-$40 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.


          Quality Inspector - Transcal Engineering Ltd - Pershore   
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          Paint sprayer - Transcal Engineering Ltd - Pershore   
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          Laser cutter operator - Transcal Engineering - Pershore   
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          Temporary Sales Associate - Plaza Rio Hondo - Carter's - Carter's | OshKosh B'gosh Retail - Bayamón, PR   
Retail/specialty apparel knowledge and experience preferred. Temporary, Seasonal, Customer Service, Sales, Visual Merchandising, Retail, Children’s Apparel,...
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          Dental Receptionist - Asadi Lewis Dentistry - Brampton, ON   
Busy dental office in Brampton looking for an energetic, friendly and experienced dental receptionist. Abeldent knowledge & assistant backround an asset.
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          Home-Based Satellite TV Technician/Installer - DISH Network - Pinnacle, NC   
Basic electronics and/or audio/video knowledge is helpful. This Home-Based Satellite TV Installer/Technician will have the opportunity to begin and end their...
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          Home-Based Satellite TV Technician/Installer - DISH Network - State Road, NC   
Basic electronics and/or audio/video knowledge is helpful. This Home-Based Satellite TV Installer/Technician will have the opportunity to begin and end their... $14 an hour
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          Home-Based Satellite TV Technician/Installer - DISH Network - King, NC   
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          Home Health Case Manager (RN) - Health Care of South Florida - North Miami Beach, FL   
Knowledge of electronic charting (Kinnser) (PLUS). We are currently hiring a Home Health Case Manager (RN) for our North Miami Beach office....
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           MindMekka Audio Courses - Motivate Educate Elevate (Lifestyle)   

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Listen to audio courses, workshops, and audiobooks to gain self-confidence, change your lifestyle, and motivate yourself to become a happier, healthier you. MindMekka helps encourage your personal growth by offering courses on all aspects of life from a team of dedicated professionals. Stop worrying and start working your way to happiness through personal transformation. Learn better habits, set personal goals, even gain social skills that will give you the confidence to achieve greater success in life.

MindMekka offers a new way to learn, at your own pace and on your own time through the help of modern technology. They don’t stop at just life coaching. The team’s passion for positive thinking will help you build your self-esteem and inspire you to change your life. With hours of content on everything from productivity to relationships, get all your self-help needs taken care of right here. It’s your one stop shop for happiness.

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          Dispatcher - Louisburg, NC - CRH-Oldcastle - Louisburg, NC   
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          thoughts on canada 150   
It's Canada Day, this year dubbed Canada 150, with its own corporate brand and a carefully worded story of that number 150. We also have Canada 150+, which acknowledges that human cultures and societies have been living in what is now Canada for thousands of years.

I have mixed feelings about Canada Day.

First, I despise nationalism of all kinds, including the kind called patriotism. I used to make a distinction between the two (something I learned from my mother), but have come to feel that it is all the same: I am better than you because I live on this piece of land and you don't. In Canada, patriotism mostly translates into complacency, as if "we're much better than our neighbours to the south!" is good enough.

But more importantly, when it comes to Canada 150, are indigenous people. The very concept of Canada 150 excludes and erases the original inhabitants of this land. From an indigenous point of view, Canada 150 marks the beginning of colonialism, occupation, extermination.

This would be bad enough, if the horrors weren't still being lived right here, right now. A country that spends $500,000,000 celebrating itself should be able to bring clean water to everyone who lives here.* The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women issue should be wrapped up by now, a shameful piece of history, not an ongoing battle. Governments should be thanking indigenous leadership on the environmental front, and trying to reverse the damage done to indigenous land and water by extraction industries.

Most of my leftist comrades eschew Canada Day for this reason, and are disgusted by Canada 150.

I agree. And yet... I have another perspective, too.

I love Canada in many ways. I am grateful that I was able to come here and begin my life anew. I love that Canada was an early adopter of equal marriage, and now leads the way in the rights of transpeople. I love Canada's public health care (and wish there was a whole lot more of it). I love that women (mostly) have full control over our reproductive lives. I love the multiculturalism, and the strong reaction when that value is transgressed. Of course there is racism here -- which only means Canadians are human beings -- but the kind of virulence and violence seen every day in the US would never be tolerated here on a large scale.

The indigenous perspective is big news here -- emphasized in the mainstream media and acknowledged by the top level of government. Many countries all over the world refuse to even acknowledge a colonial or genocidal past. Words without action are meaningless, but no action can begin without that acknowledgement; while words alone are insufficient, they are still significant.

I have spent most of my life opposing state power, and there's plenty to work on here, on every front -- peace, environment, labour, health care, gender equity. None of it is good enough. But if we widen the lens to view Canada globally, it's one of the best places to live on the planet. There's a lot I would change and fix, but if we could magically give everyone on the planet the quality of life enjoyed by most Canadians, it would be a vast improvement. (Of course, the planet would collapse, because its resources would be instantly depleted. But we're only talking metaphor here.)

Canada is far from perfect -- and Canadians know that, acknowledge it, and strive for better. Which in turn is part of why I love it here.

Canada 150 doesn't mean a lot to me. But there's no way around it. I love Canada. That's why I'll never stop criticizing it.



* To be fair, most of that money went to repairing and renovating infrastructure that will should last well beyond the July 1, 2017 party. Perhaps that highlights the issue even more starkly!



          Senior Advisor Product Management - Threat Detection, Security - Dell - Reston, VA   
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          Part Time Library Assistant - Children's... - City of Littleton, CO - Littleton, CO   
Solid knowledge in the field of literature and literature reference sources and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties of the... $16.25 - $19.90 an hour
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          THE TIES THAT BIND:   
The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians (Matt Tait  Friday, June 30, 2017, LawFare)

A few weeks later, right around the time the DNC emails were dumped by Wikileaks--and curiously, around the same time Trump called for the Russians to get Hillary Clinton's missing emails--I was contacted out the blue by a man named Peter Smith, who had seen my work going through these emails. Smith implied that he was a well-connected Republican political operative.

Initially, I assumed the query must have been about my work on the DNC hack; after all, few people followed my account prior to the DNC breach, whereas my analysis of the break-in at the DNC had received considerably more coverage. I assumed his query about the "Clinton emails" was therefore a mistake and that he meant instead to talk to me about the emails stolen from the DNC. So I agreed to talk to him, thinking that, whatever my views on then-candidate Trump, if a national campaign wanted an independent non-partisan view on the facts surrounding the case, I should provide it to the best of my ability.

Yet Smith had not contacted me about the DNC hack, but rather about his conviction that Clinton's private email server had been hacked--in his view almost certainly both by the Russian government and likely by multiple other hackers too--and his desire to ensure that the fruits of those hacks were exposed prior to the election. Over the course of a long phone call, he mentioned that he had been contacted by someone on the "Dark Web" who claimed to have a copy of emails from Secretary Clinton's private server, and this was why he had contacted me; he wanted me to help validate whether or not the emails were genuine. [...]

Over the course of our conversations, one thing struck me as particularly disturbing. Smith and I talked several times about the DNC hack, and I expressed my view that the hack had likely been orchestrated by Russia and that the Kremlin was using the stolen documents as part of an influence campaign against the United States. I explained that if someone had contacted him via the "Dark Web" with Clinton's personal emails, he should take very seriously the possibility that this may have been part of a wider Russian campaign against the United States. And I said he need not take my word for it, pointing to a number of occasions where US officials had made it clear that this was the view of the U.S. intelligence community as well.

Smith, however, didn't seem to care. From his perspective it didn't matter who had taken the emails, or their motives for doing so. He never expressed to me any discomfort with the possibility that the emails he was seeking were potentially from a Russian front, a likelihood he was happy to acknowledge. If they were genuine, they would hurt Clinton's chances, and therefore help Trump.

When he first contacted me, I did not know who Smith was, but his legitimate connections within the Republican party were apparent. My motive for initially speaking to him was that I wondered if the campaign was trying to urgently establish whether the claims that Russia had hacked the DNC was merely "spin" from the Clinton campaign, or instead something they would need to address before Trump went too far down the road of denying it. My guess was that maybe they wanted to contact someone who could provide them with impartial advice to understand whether the claims were real or just rhetoric.

Although it wasn't initially clear to me how independent Smith's operation was from Flynn or the Trump campaign, it was immediately apparent that Smith was both well connected within the top echelons of the campaign and he seemed to know both Lt. Gen. Flynn and his son well. Smith routinely talked about the goings on at the top of the Trump team, offering deep insights into the bizarre world at the top of the Trump campaign. Smith told of Flynn's deep dislike of DNI Clapper, whom Flynn blamed for his dismissal by President Obama. Smith told of Flynn's moves to position himself to become CIA Director under Trump, but also that Flynn had been persuaded that the Senate confirmation process would be prohibitively difficult. He would instead therefore become National Security Advisor should Trump win the election, Smith said. He also told of a deep sense of angst even among Trump loyalists in the campaign, saying "Trump often just repeats whatever he's heard from the last person who spoke to him," and expressing the view that this was especially dangerous when Trump was away.

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How embarrassing - Only for BLC 20 would I even consider this! That, and the knowledge that I will NEVER look this way again!


          Mobile phones can cause brain tumours: Italian court rules   
Mobile phones can cause brain tumours: Italian court rules

In a landmark ruling, an Italian court has acknowledged and ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone can cause brain tumour.

The court’s ruling came after a plaintiff identified as Roberto Romeo alleged that excessive, work-related use of mobile phones caused him to develop a tumour in the brain.

Romeo, 57, had testified that his work duties forced him to use a mobile phone for 3-4 hours of each working day for more than fifteen years.

Lawyers Stefano Bertone and Renato Ambrosio, who represented Romeo in the court, said, “For the first time in the world, a court has recognised a causal link between inappropriate use of a mobile phone and a brain tumour.”

The court agreed with his claim and awarded the 57-year-old a state-funded pension of around £400 per month.

The ruling was made on 11th of April but only made public on Thursday. The ruling is, however, subject to a possible appeal.

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          Microsoft patches NSA’s leaked Windows hacks   
Microsoft patches NSA’s leaked Windows hacks

Microsoft Corp. has claimed that it has already patched the security holes in Windows that were allegedly exploited by a group called “The Shadow Brokers” earlier this year.

The hacking tools that were probably originated from the NSA were recently released online, and the software giant was capable of testing and confirming patches that are available for all supported versions of operating system.

Microsoft’s responsed quickly after a number of security researchers raised concerns. One of the security experts even advised users of Windows to turn off their computers for the weekend.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden argued that the NSA didn’t warn Microsoft about the leaked security holes. However, a security researcher, known as the grugq, claimed that the NSA might have reported a few bugs themselves.

While the Redmond firm always acknowledges the source of security flaw reports, the grugq noticed that there are no acknowledgements for patches (MS17-010) that were issued in March to fix some of the leaked NSA exploits.

While Microsoft has already patched the exploits; users of older versions of Windows, including XP and Windows Vista, might still be at risk as the software giant will likely not supply any patches for these unsupported operating systems.

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          NC Customer Service Representative - Family Dollar - Walnut Cove, NC   
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          NC Assistant Store Manager - Family Dollar - Walnut Cove, NC   
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          NC Customer Service Representative - Family Dollar - King, NC   
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          NC Assistant Store Manager - Family Dollar - King, NC   
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          Community Association Manager - FirstService Residential - Sunny Isles, FL   
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          Las Vegas, Nevada Reason #300 Adam Green (www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Cocoa MLM Company and Joined the "Rain International" Team (www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Power   

Las Vegas, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011. Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes. Rain International seeks to make positive-change wherever it has 'roots' through products, people, and their non-profit, 'Seeds for Change Foundation.'

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Las Vegas, Nevada Reason #300 Adam Green (http://www.AdamPaulGreen.com) Left a Cocoa MLM Company and Joined the "Rain International" Team (http://www.myrainlife.com/g3) was the Black Cumin Seed Power

Coffee is one of society's staples. Rain International wants to make coffee even better. So, Rain decided to enhance it. They kept the same, nostalgic flavor, but added substance to coffee so that it's now a "Super Food" and an 'Infusion.' Rain took a proprietary, four-seed oil-blend and infused-it into each cup of their gourmet coffee. This blend is: Grapefruit-seed, Grape-seed, Pomegranate-seed, along with Black Cumin-seed which carry a wealth-of-benefits and nutrients. By combining the four-seed-oils into each coffee bean, Rain created a super-charged source of nutrition that converts average coffee into a source of health and wellness. https://rainintl.com/fused/seeds.

Rain International - ANCIENT SEEDS: Prior to scientific advancements that we enjoy today, ancient-peoples had to rely on the knowledge passed-down from generation-to-generation regarding the benefits of various plants and herbs. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional-supplement products since 2011. The Black Cumin Seed was highly-regarded as a beneficial herbal-preparation. The Black Cumin Seed worked then and the benefits are confirmed today. Mentioned in ancient-texts for its specialized benefits – Black Cumin Seed was even found in King Tut's tomb. Since the 1960's, there have been over 650 peer-reviewed-studies chronicling the benefits of the Black Cumin Seed.

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Rain International's Core product is packed with nutrients from notable seeds and greens. Within Rain Core you'll discover the following power ingredients: Chlorophyllin, Aloe vera, Spirulina, Wheat grass, Cranberry seed, Milk-thistle seed, Kale, Black cumin seed, Chlorella and Dandelion. Each of these natural ingredients contributes to good health and has a powerful effect on your body's organs. Spirulina promotes brain function; while kale assists in fat digestion; and dandelion benefits skin health for improved overall wellness. Aloe Vera helps with both vitamins and detoxification. https://youtu.be/pEaCl8fAxpY. Scientists worldwide have studied and continue-to-unearth benefits of the ingredients found in Rain Core.

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D-Ribose is a five-carbon sugar found in every-cell in the human body that combines with oxygen and ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) in order to give 'energy' to each cell. Ribose is also present in RNA (ribonucleic-acid), which is one of the main information-carriers of living organisms. Oxidative -Stress, is measured by Free-Radical damage to cells. If bodies experience an abnormal-increase in Free Radicals due to exercise, daily-stress, excess smoking, excess-saturated fat-intake, depressed immune-system, aging, etc., the body becomes fatigued and less-efficient in producing D-Ribose to replenish cellular energy. Thus, the human body needs to supplement with D-Ribose to regenerate the cells energy-system.

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The Executive Team at Rain was built by Byron Belka on a foundation of excellence. Rain believes that synergistic skill sets and dedication to Rain's philosophies are paramount. Rain's philosophy is – "It's not about whether life's cup is half full or half empty, it's about being the one who always fills the cup up." This core belief and mentality keeps Rain's partners accountable to the mission (i.e. that everything we do 'fills cups'). This mantra drives Rain toward transparency. Thanks to recent acquisitions and continued growth, Rain's products are available in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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About Rain International
Rain International is the category creator of seed-based nutrition. Rain has been providing groundbreaking research and revolutionary nutritional supplement products since 2011.

Rain's product experts have gone to the source of plant-nutrition in order to formulate products proven to support healthy lives. Rain has transferred their passion for helping people into a growing business that incentivizes sharing healthy products by using healthy-tactics and not pushy, in-your-face schemes

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          Olympia Washington Reason #94 Why Joining the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Foolish Investment Idea   

Olympia, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
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G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

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Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

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Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/olympia-washington-reason-94-why-joining-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-foolish-investment-idea-827046.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Regrettable Investment Idea   

Orange, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Orange, CA Reason #93 Why Supporting the Nationwide .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Regrettable Investment Idea

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity. .

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:
1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."
2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.
3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.
4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.
5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.
6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities –
while the competition is.
7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orange-ca-reason-93-why-supporting-the-nationwide-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-regrettable-investment-idea-827045.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May Be a Unacceptable Choice   

Paradise, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Ddesktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Paradise, NV Reason #90 Why Join the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business Model May be a Unacceptable Choice

Why An App Is Important

Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

Grow A Business With Localized Web Traffic From THEIR OWN Google-Friendly Blog Website! G3 Make's It Easy...

Google ranks websites based on the relevance, freshness, and content structure. G3 creates powerful custom content for the client that search engines LOVE based on important keywords about their business type and location. Then, G3 will merge that content with specific details the client's have given them about The client themselves! The result...? A powerful web presence that helps propel the client to the top of search results!

G3 Development Writes "Powerful Custom Content" Specific to THE CLIENT!
G3 localize's their content
G3 includes relevant keywords and optimized links
G3 Publishes  the Clients Content at the Right Frequency!
Appeals to search engines like Google
Search engines index the clients information SOONER
G3 Creates and Manages the Tools For the Cleint!
G3 provides the blog
G3 provides the hosting

As the cleints new blog site begins to fill with content, and they establish a web presence, search engines begin to notice, index, and list them in their results. This is often referred to as "Organic SEO". The more custom content they have, the higher the site climbs in search results. If they're new to blogging and web marketing, G3 understands. For the most part, they'll take care of things for the client. However if they would like to get involved, G3 created an easy-to-follow instructions and a cool video library to help them become more familiar with their new blog site. G3 Development provides access to these resources once the client has established an account.

When people needed or wanted something in the old days, they'd look up information in the yellow pages.  Today, people turn to search engines to find what they want or need.

Each day, on average, Google searches currently total over 400,000,000.  When people are looking to purchase something they want/need, more-and-more they're going "on line" to find out what other people think or say about a certain product, service or brand.  The relevancy that influences people's buying behavior is other people's conversations.  That's if they can find a conversation and if it provides the value that people are looking for.  If one can learn "how" to use social media correctly then they'll understand "what" the market is looking for and "where" they are looking.

To sum up:
For many, the Web isn't a place to look for information — it's the only place.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/paradise-nv-reason-90-why-join-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-model-may-be-a-unacceptable-choice-827042.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May Be a Poor Investment Idea   

Orem, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Orem, UTAH Reason #92 Why Donating to the Regional .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product Offering May be a Poor Investment Idea

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Why An App Is Important
Now that we've got that figured out, the next question you're probably asking is "why should I care about apps?"  Two good reasons:

(1) Web apps or online apps can be a faster, cheaper, more efficient way of deploying software in your business.  Rather than buying a software license, having to install it on your servers or local computers, keeping up with updates — all of which can be expensive and take time — you can simply go online and sign up for an account.  In a few minutes you are using the software.  And typically you pay a monthly fee, meaning that you don't have to pay license fee up front.   For more on what you can do with Web applications, read:  How Small Businesses Use Web Apps – and What to Look For.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/10/how-small-businesses-use-web-apps.html

(2) Mobile apps extend the reach and productivity of your business.  Once you equip your mobile device and/or your employees' mobile devices with apps, then you and they can perform all sorts of business functions while out of the office traveling, on sales calls, making service calls, etc.  A mobile app usually enables you to do something specific, like accessing your bank account in the case of a banking app, or run payroll with a payroll mobile app.  Check out: 10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices to Run Your Business.  

https://smallbiztrends.com/2010/09/mobile-devices-to-run-your-business.html

So the next time someone bandies about the term "app" you'll be in the know. More importantly, perhaps you'll be in a position to say, "Oh sure, we use all sorts of apps to run our business better."

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Key Points

SEO: G3 Development provides search engine optimized articles once each week to literally 'train' the search engines to index content more frequently. In addition, our articles are optimized with keywords and customized links that help search engines measure relevance and connectivity with related sites.

Localization: Localized searching is becoming more and more important as mobile devices and local networks leverage geo-tagging for prioritizing search results for consumers. Search engines now consider where the client is and provides search results based on the location. Considering this, G3 Development provides geo-centric keyword optimization to help distinguish content and take advantage of localized searching.

Customization: Each article contains personalized content including names, contact information, and personal variables. In this way G3 provides customized content that has a unique profile, forcing search engines to consider each blog in the network as unique. Participants enjoy a customized experience and feel 'ownership' of the content, encouraging sharing and promotion.

Social Media: Each article published by G3 Development contains sharing badges for the leading social networks, making our customized content as easy to share as a single click. Participants who have Facebook, Delicious, Digg, MySpace or Twitter accounts can share their articles with their friends easily and quickly. Readers can also share the articles, making them even more extensive and valuable. Participants with an aggressive social media plan can share their blog content knowing that the links in each article will bring readers back to their respective Home page.

Compliance: G3's articles are written by professionals, participants do not have to worry about compliance issues and enjoy a certain level of comfort in knowing that content that holds up to communication standards.

Synergy: Because G3 publishes the same foundational article to each participant, the organization moves together as a whole with a common message and a consistent conversation. Group synergy can be achieved and synchronized for special events, new product releases, and special news stories, etc.

Blogging: Participants have the option to blog their own content. This exciting opportunity allows achievers to set themselves apart and to extend their reach with personal stories and experiences. G3 Development provides complete access to the blog and video training content designed to introduce participants to blogging.

The Real Reasons Why To Use Social Media:

1. If ones business can't be found — they are not engaging with the "True Market."

2. Social Media (YouTube) is 64% more effective — than traditional advertising.

3. Ones "True Competition" — is guaranteed to be engaged in Social Media.

4. One will find customers — 15 times faster with Social Media.

5. One can reach the "True Market" — by simply engaging the right people.

6. By ignoring this Social Media Market, they are not creating opportunities – while the competition is.

7. Social Media saves massive amounts of time— if one uses it right.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the phrase "search engine optimization" probably came into use in 1997. The first documented use of the term Search Engine Optimization was John Audette and his company Multimedia Marketing Group as documented by a web page from the MMG site from August, 1997.

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta tags provide a guide to each page's content. Using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, however, because the webmaster's choice of keywords in the meta tag could potentially be an inaccurate representation of the site's actual content. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent data in meta tags could and did cause pages to rank for irrelevant searches.  Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/orem-utah-reason-92-why-donating-to-the-regional-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-offering-may-be-a-poor-investment-idea-827044.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May Be a Bad Investment Idea   

Overland Park, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Overland Park, KS Reason #91 Why Financially Supporting the Local .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Business May be a Bad Investment Idea

You may have heard people talking about using a program, an application, or an app. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, while those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

When you open an application, it runs inside the operating system until you close it. Most of the time, you will have more than one application open at the same time, which is known as multi-tasking.

In January 2011, the American Dialect Society named "app" the word of the year for 2010. That action alone says a lot. Being named word of year signifies that a term is trendy and growing in popularity. However, just because the use of a word is growing, we shouldn't assume that everyone knows it — yet. That's because being named word of the year also implies that the word is newly prominent. If the word were utterly commonplace like "dog" or "cat" it wouldn't have been singled out. Therefore, we should recognize that not everyone will know the word "app" at this point.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/what-is-an-app.html

Defining "App:" The word app is a noun, and it's short for "application." Application in this case refers to a software application — in other words, an app is a software program.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/overland-park-ks-reason-91-why-financially-supporting-the-local-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-business-may-be-a-bad-investment-idea-827043.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May Be a Dreadful Choice   

Park City, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread health?

Can APPS that go "Well-Beyond" really make apps that spread happiness?

Do you truly believe that APPS can be tools to help you live a better life?

If You Do, then Contact Us Today!
g3president@comcast.net
801-809-7766

G3 Develops Customs APPS.
G3's latest APP Technology is called: Well-Beyond-Period (i.e. Well-Beyond.)

What the APP? The word "app" is an abbreviation for "application." It's a piece of software that can run through a web browser or even offline on your computer, phone, tablet or any other electronic device. Apps may or may not have a connection to the internet. App is a modern take on the word software or application. This is why you probably only hear it in reference to a mobile app or a small piece of software that's running on a website. It's typically used to describe anything that isn't a full-fledged software program.

Types of Apps: There are three main types of apps: (1) Desktop, (2) Mobile and (3) Web.

Desktop apps, like mentioned above, are usually much "fuller" and are comprised of all the features of a program, whereas the mobile or app equivalent is a simpler and easier-to-use version. This makes sense when you consider that most desktop and web apps are built to be used with a mouse and keyboard along with a much larger display, but mobile apps are intended to be accessed with a finger or stylus on a small screen.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-are-apps-1616114

Web apps might be full of features too but they have to leverage the capabilities of the internet connection and web browser program, so while some are heavy duty and can perform really well like mobile or desktop programs, most web apps are lightweight for a reason. If an app is a mix between a web app and desktop app, they might be called hybrid apps. These are apps that have an offline, desktop interface and direct access to hardware and other connected devices, but also an always-on connection to the internet for quicker updates and access to internet resources. http://www.g3-development.co/

http://www.g3-development.co/

https://youtu.be/RvgYOIHtWDA

https://youtu.be/61e2ZIw1mKo

Park City, UTAH Reason #89 Why Purchasing the International .Well-Beyond. 'Marketing Network (#WellBeyond) Product May be a Dreadful Choice

Examples of Apps: Some apps exist in all three forms and are available as not only mobile apps but also desktop and web apps. The Adobe Photoshop image editor is a full software program that runs on your computer, but Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a mobile app that lets you draw and paint from a portable device. It's more of a condensed version of the desktop application. The same is true with the web app called Adobe Photoshop Express Editor.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Another example is Microsoft Word. It's available for computers in its most advanced form but also on the web and via a mobile app. Those two examples are of apps that exist in all three app forms, but that isn't always the case.

https://office.live.com/start/Word.aspx

For example, you can get to your Gmail messages through the official Gmail.com website and Gmail mobile app but there isn't a desktop program from Google that lets you access your mail. In this case, Gmail is both a mobile and web app but not a desktop app.

Others (usually games) are similar in that there are both mobile and web versions of the same game but maybe not a desktop app. Or, there might be a desktop version of the game but it's not available as a web or mobile app.

Common Mistake #1:  Hiring the Wrong Coach - There are a lot of people tagging themselves as "Social Media Experts, Gurus or Certified Specialists."  Most of the people making these claims are individuals/organizations who offer "basic Social Media skill sets and copy methodologies" which, in the end, will get  the wrong kind of connections, a lot of the wrong followers as well as a bad reputation in the marketplace.  Just like in the Indiana Jones movie, one needs to "choose wisely" or they will perish from a Social Media perspective.

Communications is a system to leverage an organizations ability to connect with ones market; Social Media is "the new" communications system.  Communications is about reach.  Communicating is about relational dynamics between people.  Social Media provides the means to effectively communicate with ones market.  However, communicating in human rather than institutional terms.  If one is not communicating (listening first, initiating second) then, how in the world does one expect to create relationships with people and businesses that may want the value that one offers?

Mission Statement:
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

Vision Statement:
To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

~If one thinks about "the real reason why"  they need to engage in Social Media,
it all boils down to these basics:

(a)   Forming the right relations and
(b)   Doing so the right way
~Many business leaders are still at the fundamental stage of asking,
"Why is Social Media important for my business?"
~This very question begs another question:
"Have you been paying attention to the marketplace?"

Ok, so, most people will answer these questions quite easily.  And here's how it usually goes: "Yes, of course I've been paying attention to the marketplace and Social Media is obviously important because it seems to be everywhere one turns.  One is hearing about Social Media but still have the need to understand why  the businesses using it and why is it creating so much attention."  The answer to "Why" is related to "How and What" a business does to engage in market relations with the aim of creating an opportunity for a business transaction.  Why do businesses exist?  Primarily to:

(a) Create value and
(b) Attract a market who wants the value proposition enough to engage.

However, the "How" of doing this has dramatically changed in the last 2 years from "Push Marketing" to "Pull Marketing."  This transformation has all happened via relevant and relative conversations that attract the market one will seek to the client.

How to download apps? Where you get your apps from depends on what kind of smartphone you're using. The three of today's biggest smartphone platforms - Android, iOS and Windows Phone - all come with brows-able desktop web sites and accompanying app stores that arrive built-in as part of the phone's operating system.

In addition to the official app stores from Apple, Google and Microsoft, there are unofficial options, too. Take the Android Amazon Appstore app for example. Google doesn't allow rival app shops to list themselves on its own app shop, so the Amazon Appstore has to be downloaded to your phone through the web browser. Install this and you're presented with Amazon's own collection of apps, which can offer different prices and levels of support when compared to the Google option. And, to go a step further, Android's open software lets anyone install anything from the web.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

Everyone has an app these days. TV shows, web sites, major multinational corporations, even your brother-in-law's taxi firm conducts its business through an iPhone app -- but what are they? Ask G3-Development.co

Well, apps are basically little, self-contained programs, used to enhance existing functionality, hopefully in a simple, more user-friendly way. Take one of today's modern smartphones. They all come with powerful web browsers, meaning you can do pretty much anything you can do on a desktop computer in a phone's browser.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/what-are-apps-and-how-do-they-work-with-your-smartphone-1141429

But fiddling about with a URL bar and managing bookmarks on a mobile phone it still a pretty awkward, cumbersome experience. Which is why many online sites and services now go down the standalone app route, giving them better control of the user experience and, hopefully, making everything simpler and quicker to open and use.

Where to Get Apps? In the context of mobile apps, almost every platform has its own repository where its users can download both free and paid apps. These are normally accessible through the device itself or maybe even a website so that the app can be queued up for download the next time the user is on the device.

For example, the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore for Android are two places where Android users can download mobile apps. iPhones, iPod touches and iPads can get apps through iTunes on a computer or via the App Store straight from the device. G3 has custom PP solutions for you!

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

Desktop apps are more widely available from unofficial sources (e.g. Softpedia and FileHippo.com) but some official ones include the Mac App Store for macOS apps and the Windows Store for Windows apps. Tip: See how to safely download and install software to avoid getting malware. Web apps, on the other hand, load within a web browser and don't need to be downloaded. That is, unless you're talking about something like Chrome Apps that are downloaded to your computer but then run as small web-based apps through the chrome://apps/ URL, such as Videostream.

Note: Google refers to their online services as app but they also sell a specific suite of services known as Google Apps for Work. Google has an application hosting service called Google App Engine, which is a part of the Google Cloud Platform.

About G3 Development
G3 Development is set out to proactively serve the business community by providing solutions in entrepreneurialism, business development, social media and venture capitalism.

To provide leadership in establishing strength with our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity

http://www.g3-development.co/
877-229-9183

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/park-city-utah-reason-89-why-purchasing-the-international-well-beyond-marketing-network-wellbeyond-product-may-be-a-dreadful-choice-827041.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Well Beyond
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://www.g3-development.co


          Lansing Michigan Reason #22 Why Buying 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals UV Sun Spot Removing Lotion 5th-avenue-cosmeceuticals.myshopify.com is a Required Antioxidant, Skin-Brightening Peptide Technology (with SymWhite)   

Lansing, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals is cosmopolitan chic with a healthy glow. Look your best and feel even better as you walk the high-fashion concrete runway down New York's 5th Avenue. Style meets healthy feeling when you apply 5th Avenue Cosmetics. Feel younger; look younger; be younger! High fashion meets healthy living and looking great on the outside while you feel younger on the inside. Quicken your step, pick up the pace, and get in the groove of highbrow 5th Avenue shops and shows. Get the looks and feel like a million bucks; your glow is on and your sparkle is shimmering. You just might be the star you feel you are.

To Try 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals: https://www.5thavenuecosmeceuticals.com/

Meet The Doctors: Dr. Irene Medwid and Dr. Janet Shefts, co-founders of the innovative Central Park Chiropractic Group, have been on the leading-edge of premium anti-aging skin-care technology for over three decades. Now, with their power-packed, innovative skincare line the doctors are able to reach beyond the walls of their New York City offices and deliver real cosmetic results, backed by multiple well documented clinical studies, to those who are searching for the safest, most effective and best non-surgical anti-aging solutions available. Doctor Knows Best!

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In New York City, 5th Avenue is known for its premier shopping, luxury accommodations, and high-brow style. 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals are special, hand-crafted formulations that are designed to soothe, beautify, and rejuvenate. We believe that a singular focus on creating the highest quality cosmetics with true anti-aging properties is what it takes to make a product worthy of 5th Avenue prestige. Try our products, and indulge in a walk down the most famous street in the world; 5th Avenue!

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5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals' Mission: (1) To inspire our community to experience a fulfilled-life through personalized care and lifestyle services. (2) To provide unprecedented healthy-living resources and viable skin-care solutions to our valued patients. (3) To educate our community regarding health-and-wellness topics all while concentrating energy and focus on Anti-Aging, Quality of Life Improvement and Youth-Enhancement results.

To Purchase: https://www.5thavenuecosmeceuticals.com/products/dark-spot-corrector

Meet 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals Doctors! Central Park Chiropractic (CPC) – Has been serving the Greater NYC area for over 30 years. Central Park Chiropractic provides quality, reputable, personalized care. Experience Counts!

CPC is located at the intersection of Columbus Circle, Central Park and Broadway – one of the busiest hubs in New York City. We pride ourselves in not only helping our patients with dysfunction and dis-ease but also teaching them how to live a lifestyle of optimum health, longevity and wellness from the inside out and the outside in. We strive for optimum health and peak performance levels for our patients regardless of age, while providing healthy drug free solutions for the entire family. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential for their entire life.

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Our doctors serve a diverse clientele of business people, families, athletes of all levels and entertainers. We are on-call for many Broadway Theatres, hotels and performance venues in the NYC area and have treated singers, dancers and actors at their most crucial moments. Our passion for bringing relief to people's lives is the core of what drives Dr. Medwid (Dr. Irene) and Dr. Shefts ( Dr. J) and defines CPC ideals in all facets of life. Professional; Capable; Doctors.

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Dr. Janet and Dr. Irene met as children and have been great friends since the age of 10 years old. Dr. Janet decided to pursue her Chiropractic career after sustaining a career ending injury while training with the USA National team. At that same time, Dr. Medwid was doing her pre-med studies at Ithaca College. Dr. Medwid saw what her friend was studying and decided she would switch her focus from Medicine to Chiropractic and they would ultimately open a practice in New York City. Central Park Chiropractic (CPC) is a medical practice at which each Doctor has different strengths; CPC patients get the best of both Doctors. It is quite unique, but it works very well for all CPC patients.

Prior to settling in Manhattan (NY City), Dr. Janet taught Biology, Health, Physical Education and coached young female athletes. She had the privilege of competing internationally with the USA National Olympic Handball Team while also serving as an officer of the USA Handball Federation and Delegate to the USA Olympic Committee. Dr. Shefts earned her degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1986 and has a BS in Education from Adelphi University. Dr. Janet currently volunteers with Vets-Help and Team Patriot- organizations that provide assistance to returning Vets, their families and the abilities community overall. She is a strong advocate of heart health, especially involved in raising awareness with women. Try some product – Change your life!

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Over the years, Central Park Chiropractic has evolved and there have been many new innovations in health and anti-aging. CPC has kept up with these anti-aging and youth enhancement innovations. CPC patients receive the benefits of health from the-inside-out and the-outside-in. CPC patients always look younger and feel better!

Dr. Janet (aka "Dr. J") is a founding partner of Central Park Chiropractic. Passion for bringing relief to people's lives is the core of what drives Dr. J and defines her ideals in all aspects of life. Knowledgeable; Dedicated; Doctor.

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Who should use Dark Spot Corrector? Our Dark Spot Corrector is the appropriate treatment option for anyone looking to help fade the appearance of dark spots, regardless of age or gender. While we formulated our product with the highest quality, safe ingredients, every person's skin is unique so it is best to test the product on a different skin area to make sure you react well to the ingredients.

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A different spot corrector actually made my dark spots MORE noticeable. Could this happen with your product? The reason many other products make your dark spots MORE noticeable is because they use harsh, potentially dangerous bleaching agents, which can seep into surrounding skin. This means that they can cause a white "ring" to form around the dark spot - which actually makes the spot "highlighted" and more obvious!

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Our product won't cause this effect because it does not contain a bleaching agent. Active ingredients in Dark Spot Corrector work deep within the skin where dark spots start, to "break up" areas of hyperpigmentation and reduce melanin overproduction naturally.

How do I use Dark Spot Corrector? It should be used up to four times daily, depending on the color and size of your spots. Using a pea- or dime-sized amount, apply the treatment directly to your areas of hyperpigmentation. Because our skin's natural healing processes are most efficient at night, never forget to apply before bed!

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Other spot correctors I've tried smell horrible, like chemicals. Does yours? Many other spot correctors smell like harsh chemicals because they're MADE with horrible chemicals. We, on the other hand, spent years actively searching for the most powerful natural ingredients in the world that can achieve the same (or even better) results as those harsh chemicals, without any of the risk or danger. Because ours is more natural, you won't experience the "ink" or "Clorox" smells so many other products have. Ours smells very lightly of plum and honey, due to its inclusion of the powerful Kakadu plum.

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I have oily, acne-prone skin. Will Dark Spot Corrector clog my pores or cause breakouts? Many products have a heavy cream base that makes skin feel oily and greasy. Instead, ours has a light gel base that dries quickly and absorbs into the layers of the epidermis - instead of sitting on top of your skin and clogging pores. This makes it ideal to use before makeup application or before applying your daily SPF moisturizer.

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I have very dry skin. Will Dark Spot Corrector irritate my skin or cause flaking like other products I've tried? The ingredients in our formula contain properties meant to moisturize and protect the skin, unlike other products whose harsh chemicals dry out and dehydrate the epidermis. Every person's skin is different - but most people using this product should notice a pleasant, non-greasy moisturizing effect.

Can I use Dark Spot Corrector around my eyes? Although our dark spot corrector is formulated with gentle, non-irritating ingredients, the skin around the eyes is significantly thinner than surrounding skin - making it much more delicate and sensitive. That's why it is best to use products around the eyes that are specifically formulated for that area.

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Is there a money-back guarantee? Our mission at 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals is to create effective and affordable products that not only meet but exceed your expectations. We want to prove this to you. Test-drive our products for two months and feel confident in your decision. On top of that, our expert customer service team is always here for you to answer any questions you may have about the product.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD , Dermatology: Your body is constantly under attack from outside forces, and the skin is its greatest defender. It functions like Gore-tex, a high-tech outer sheath that protects us from temperature extremes, wind, and ultraviolet rays from the sun. It's a two-way barrier that not only retains water in the body but also acts as a water-resistant raincoat against too much water coming in. It's also our best shield against injury (bruises, cuts, and scrapes) and infection.

This incredible packaging contains us and keeps the body in balance by regulating temperature and providing insulation from heat and cold. For example, all the hair follicles are attached to tiny muscles that contract as a response to cold air, elevating hair on the body and trapping air around us, keeping the body warm like fur. When it's hot outside, cooling mechanisms kick into gear as the nervous system triggers the blood vessels and sweat glands to release heat as fast as possible. Overheated blood is pumped away from the heart and out to the skin, where the heat dissipates (which is why your skin becomes flushed). Sweating cools the skin by bringing moisture to the surface, where it evaporates in the air - instant air-conditioning. https://www.sharecare.com/health/healthy-skin/how-does-my-skin-work

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease): Your skin works to protect you in many ways. First, skin covers your entire body and provides waterproof protection. But skin does so much more than that!

Skin, a complex organ, is the largest organ in your body. It produces melanin, the brown pigment that protects against the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It also contains special immune cells, called Langerhans cells that protect your body from potentially dangerous microbes. Skin contains lymph cells (lymphocytes) that protect you from infection. It contains sweat glands that help your body get rid of waste and maintain the correct body temperature. And, last but not least, your skin is rich in nerve cells that allow you to experience touch, which plays a key role in human emotions, including sexual attraction. https://www.sharecare.com/health/healthy-skin/how-does-my-skin-work

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Other products I've tried gave me results at first, but then stopped working after a while. Will this happen with your product? The reason you may have experienced this with other products is because they may not have added enough of the active ingredients (usually to cut corners and save a buck), or they use harsh chemicals that cause an instant reaction but do not work in the long term. Instead, our formula is packed with ingredients that give you LASTING results, and the longer you use the product, the better results you'll experience.

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Is it suitable for all skin types? Since our Dark Spot Corrector contains safe, natural ingredients that help regenerate your skin from the inside out, our unique formula can be used on every skin type without the risk of side effects. However, every person's skin is different, so results may vary.

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Can it be used on sensitive skin? Because our Dark Spot Corrector is formulated with natural, gentle ingredients, it is safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. However, those who know they have sensitive skin are always advised to use caution when using any new product for the first time.

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How do I know it's working? We always recommend that our patients take a "before" picture prior to their first use. Take your "after" photo about a month later and you can see the results for yourself! Our patients have reported a reduction in the color and size of the hyper-pigmented area, but since every person's skin is unique, every person's experience is slightly different.

Does 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals test on animals? Absolutely NOT. 5th Avenue Cosmeceuticals adheres strictly to cruelty-free, animal-friendly practices. REEF FRIENDLY. Made with Natural ingredients.

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What is Niacinamide (2% to 5%)? The types of 'product claims' that can be made using this ingredient are: BWL (Brightening-Whitening-Lightening)