What does "Bounce Rate" mean?   
What is Bounce Rate? The bounce rate (sometimes also called exit rate) is the percentage of people who land on your website and view only one page before leaving. You can determine your website’s bounce rate by looking at your website's traffic (eg. using Google Analytics). Imagine a shopper, James, is looking for a new...
          Account Manager 1- Saskatchewan - Maxxam Analytics - Saskatchewan   
Every day we go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to help our clients make important decisions that directly impact the community and the...
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          Did PFF Rank Denver's O-Line Correctly?   
The leading football analytics website ranked the 2017 Denver Broncos offensive line. But did Pro Football Focus get it right?
          Black Book posted a blog post   
Black Book posted a blog post

Car Segment Depreciation Slowed Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report. This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows car and truck segments depreciating at the same level, down by -0.25%. Out of each, Compact Vans performed the best, increasing their value by +0.07%, while Sporty Cars saw no price declines during the week. “Overall, the wholesale markets performed well last week. Weaker spots were seen in the Sub-Compact Crossover and Compact Crossover/SUV segments,” said Anil Goyal, Senior Vice President of Automotive Valuation and Analytics. Volume-weighted, overall car segment values decreased by 0.25% last week, lower than the average weekly decrease of 0.39% in values over the previous four weeks.Prestige Luxury Car, Mid-Size Car, and Full-Size Car segments declined the most by 0.52%, 0.45%, and 0.42%, respectively.Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs and vans) values decreased by 0.25% last week, higher than the average weekly decrease of 0.18% in values over the previous four weeks.Sub-Compact Crossover, Sub-Compact Luxury Crossover and Compact Crossover/SUV declined the most by 0.51%, 0.47%, and 0.44%, respectively. New Vehicle Incentives: Percent of Typically Equipped MSRPNew vehicle incentives started rising sharply in late 2016 and have stayed up in 2017. With new inventories at nearly 4.2 million, a 12-year high, we expect incentives to remain elevated.2010: 9.7%2011: 8.6%2012: 8.2%2013: 8.3%2014: 9.0%2015: 9.4%2016: 10.5%2017 YTD: 11.0%  Click here to download the full report.See More

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

What we need

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

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

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

The ideal candidate is expected to:

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

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

Who we are

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

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

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

What you get

We provide:

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

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


           Курс: Digital Marketing Course (дневное обучение)    
9 дней
/
55 000

О программе

Digital Marketing Institute — это обучение Digital-технологиям и интернет- маркетингу на мировом уровне. Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing — первая и единственная международная программа в России. В отличие от других курсов по интернет-маркетингу в России, все программы Digital Marketing Institute аккредитованы по стандартам EQF/Europe, QCF/England and North Iteland и SCQF/ Scotland. Это признанный уровень подготовки специалистов в области digital-маркетингового образования. Программа DMI разработана в Дублине — европейской столице новых технологий. Ведь именно здесь располагаются штаб-квартиры Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, Linkedin, Yahoo!, Ebay, Dropbox и др. Наш маркетинг-интенсив подготовлен ведущими профессионалами, представителями компаний: Facebook,Twitter, Ogilvy, Microsoft, Google, PayPal. Прогрессивный международный опыт интернет-маркетинга и digital мы дополнили лучшей российской практикой. Вот почему наша программа не имеет равных. 80% (европейская практика) + 20% (российская специфика).

Программа состоит из 10 модулей:

1. Digital Marketing Introduction. Введение в Digital Маркетинг.

2. Search Engine Marketing (SEO). SEO маркетинг, оптимизация веб-сайта для Yandex и Google.

3. Pay-Per-Click (PPC). Контекстная реклама — идеальные объявления, планирование, таргетирование, эффективность.

4. Web Analytics. Веб-аналитика — оценка эффективности сайта и рекламных компаний, изучение поведения потребителей, поиск наиболее эффективных стратегий продвижения.

5. Social Media 1. SMM — как создавать сообщества и увеличивать аудиторию в социальных сетях.

6. Social Media 2. SMM — как продвигать компании, товары и услуги в социальных сетях.

7. Mobile Marketing. Мобильный маркетинг — взаимодействие с аудиторией через мобильные телефоны и планшеты. Мобильная реклама и приложения.

8. Display Advertising. Реклама на цифровых дисплеях — от торговых центров до аэропортов.

9. Email Marketing. E-мейл маркетинг — новые возможности привлечения и удержания потребителей, увеличения клиентов и продаж.

10. Digital Marketing Planning. Разработка Digital Стратегии — от постановки задач и подбора инструментов до размещения в медиа-каналах и оценки результатов.

Формат обучения. Вы будете погружаться в интернет-маркетинг и digital 10 дней подряд. Все, чем вы овладеете, сможете сразу же внедрять в практику своей компании или начать выстраивать новый проект. Программа digital-маркетинга в DMI это еще и увлекательно — изучение кейсов, рабочие группы, разбор полетов и новые идеи! Диплом Digital Мarketing Institute означает присвоение выпускнику профессиональной квалификации, признанной во всех европейских странах. Гарантией высокого уровня доверия к специалистам с дипломом dmi является экзамен, проводимый в Ирландии (онлайн) и серия тестов по каждому модулю. При этом важно, что процесс обучения построен на выполнении реальных задач с использованием практических инструментов интернет-маркетолога. Все занятия проходят на русском языке, но для вашего развития и роста мы сохранили английский во всех электронных брошюрах и презентациях. Практика показывает, что уровня Pre-Intermediate достаточно для обучения и прохождения экзаменационных тестов.

Время занятий: ежедневно с 10:00 до 17:00. Требования к слушателям: английский язык не ниже Pre-Intermediate. Занятия в классе проходят на русском языке,все учебные брошюры и финальный тест на английском языке.

Тел.: +7 (495) 775-12-80, контактное лицо: Дарья. E-mail: melnikova@ihsbm.ru.


          AI End Game: The Automation of All Work   

Last week we reported from ISC on an emerging type of high performance system architecture that integrates HPC and HPA (High Performance Analytics) and incorporates, at its center, exabyte-scale memory capacity, surrounded by a variety of accelerated processors. Until the arrival of quantum computing or other new computing paradigm, this is the architecture that could […]

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          Retail Sales Associate, Colorado Springs, CO   
CO-Colorado Springs, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,
          Yayladağı'na 2 top mermisi isabet etti   
Hatay'ın Yayladağı ilçesindeki Topraktutan Hudut Karakolu yakınlarına 2 top mermisi düştü.
          (IT) Security Analyst - SIEM tools   

Rate: Market Day Rate   Location: London   

Security Analyst required for 10 week contract in Inner London to develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs. Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes. Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection system. Modify computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status. Coordinate implementation of computer system plan with establishment personnel and outside vendors. Experience required: Experience working with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tools Significant experience of system operational security, network and/or application security Technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, (authentication and security protocols, cryptography), operation of a PKI, and application security Knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques Analytic skills to understand security implications of technical events Extensive troubleshooting and research skills with a positive and proactive approach to customer service and getting things done Strong experience working in an operational role in a secure environment Knowledge of network and web related protocols (eg TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols) Strong Scripting skills in at least one of the following is highly desirable: Ruby, Python, Shell (bash, ksh, csh). Working knowledge of Linux Clearance Level Required: BPSS (DS) - Baseline Personnel Security Standard (with a Disclosure Scotland) IR35 Scope: Outside If deemed inside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary. If deemed outside IR35 - Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will not apply to this assignment. CV closing date is Friday 30th June at 3.00 pm. GSA Techsource Ltd operates as an Employment Agency when recruiting for permanent vacancies, and an Employment Business when recruiting for contract vacancies. All contract rates quoted are to Ltd companies.
 
Rate: Market Day Rate
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Jackie Dean
Advertiser: GSA Techsource Ltd
Start Date: July 2017
Reference: JSJD/C/16866

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

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

100 Gbit/s switch testing

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

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

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

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

Virtual core network testing

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regional highlights:

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

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

•   Western Europe will reach $274 billion in 2021.

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

Cisco looks wide with its VNI forecast

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

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

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

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

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


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

Nokia unveils next gen networking processing engine

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

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

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

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

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

First multi-terabit NPU silicon

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

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

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

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

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


          Digital Experience & Analytics Metrics Lead - Cisco - San Jose, CA   
3+ Years of business consulting or similar work experience turning transformative business recommendations into successful....
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          Inside Sales Account Executive - Indeed - Toronto, ON   
Analyze trends and present monthly analytics reports to your clients. As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs....
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          Marketing Manager of Email & Content   
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          6月29日(木)のつぶやき   

@piano_megumin ぶぶ3000回お仕事めでとうございます。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 00:06

マイPC定期メンテナンス中m(_ _)m
デ-タを定期的バックアップを取らないと後のリカバリに
泣きをみる。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 00:16

@asmyekmm Twitterでやり取りします。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 00:33

今日の天気:曇り 最高気温28度
ツイート数:28(前日比:-14)
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受け取ったリプライ数:15(前日比:-19)
いいねされた数:44(前日比:-21)
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— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 05:14

おはようございます。
あと二日がんばれば週末ですね。 pic.twitter.com/lU5L06POeh

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 07:14

昨夜のエンドカード⭐️
欲しい方は、ハッカドールで記事を読むともらえますよ♪ pic.twitter.com/QwSU4JiNqk

— すそもん♪ (@go_susomon) 2017年6月29日 - 07:34


  💖
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— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 08:27

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— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 08:27

@piano_megumin おはようございます。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 08:28

@ekimemo_EXE お大事になさってください。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 11:27

身延駅前にある、あっぷる喫茶店でゆばらーめんを食べました。スープは豆乳、口当たりもよく湯葉の風味も。身延駅の目の前、身延線の待ち時間にどうでしょうか? pic.twitter.com/6qP6PD8aQF

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 11:46

@Togawa_Izaya 適当に日替わりランチに、と思ったら湯葉ラーメンがあることを知って頼んでみました。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 12:26

@izuming3718 だいじょうぶですか。
無理しない方がいいよ

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 13:49

@piano_megumin 仕事が終わって会社に戻りました。
途中なよりで沿線を殴っていましたよ。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 23:28

夕方、駐車場に(ФωФ)ちゃんが出迎えてくれました。( ≧∀≦) pic.twitter.com/2iCtrk6ljB

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 23:29

#敵に回してはいけないユーザーランキング
 
3位
@elderm55
→たぶん勝てない

2位
@izuming3718
→えげつない

そして…
1位
@gg_arabe
→もはや大魔王
 
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— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 23:51

ららが、完ストしました。
お仕事回数 1077回
マイレージ クラス3
先日の遠征でがんばってもらいましたので1ヶ月かからず完スト。これでレギュラーでんこはマリンだけになりました。 pic.twitter.com/yqqcrQUEIL

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 23:55
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          Clinical Operations   
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Додано твір Ukraine in Conflict: An Analytical Chronicle (англ.) (Дейвід Марплз).

          Palmer to Lead Ness Division of Management and Economics   
Newswise imageDavid Palmer has been named director of the Ness Division of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University. The division serves as a cross-college, interdisciplinary entity comprising faculty from academic programs that share a commitment to education and research in management, economics and data analytics.
          Quality Dent Surgico At a Glance   


The Company:
Almost a decade back, after completing the university education 2 close friends, belong to the famous industrial city of Pakistan “Sialkot”, joined the forefathers business of surgical and dental instruments manufacturing that was running as a local business since decades back by the forefathers. After spending initial time in the local industry as an experience, an export company Quality Dent Surgico came into existence.

After the practical manufacturing experience, the company took part in supplying and managing its products into the international market place. Initially it wasn’t quite easy to make a name in international market, but the rigorous struggle, efforts, and the help of most experienced elders made it possible to penetrate into the international market place and leave a positive impact and quality recognition.

Now, the company Quality Dent Surgico is enjoying its well reputation internationally and locally as well in terms of its commitment, service and quality products. In Quality Dent Surgico, it is believed that the business partners are the strength of the company and its team is the back bone.

Quality Recognition:
All QDS’ instruments are produced with high standard stainless steel and are carefully checked and inspected during all production operations and processes to ensure that they meet the international standards. All operations are carried out by qualified personnel with the aim of providing high quality and complete customer satisfaction.
In this connection, Quality Dent Surgico has already been certified and approved by the international bodies in the following scopes:
  • ISO 9001:2000 by QAI with Accreditation of UKAS - UK
  • ISO 13485:2005 by QAI with Accreditation of UKAS - UK
  • CE by Blue Star Company – UK
  • cGMP by FDA – USA
Corporate Social Responsibilities:
Quality Dent Surgico feels great pride to have an extra-ordinary and dynamic environment, and being socially responsible company it gives all benefits and facilities to its employees from worker to manager, which are admissible under the laws of our country.

Quality Dent Surgico takes care of health and safety matters of its employees, as it is believed in QDS that its team/employees are the backbone of the company and they are the people success is associated with. The company, on itself alone, is nothing more than a name, but the team makes the Quality Dent Surgico a complete company with the environment that is continuously filled with the skilled workers and management the company in real belongs to.

QDS' Values:
Quality Dent Surgico believes in fair trade, the secret of QDS’ success comprises on its core values that have always been ahead to do business with customers/buyers. The values which are the basis to develop un-breakable relations, to make a solid and trustful co-ordination, to initiate the huge progress mutually, to win the confidence for products and service, to strengthen the relations on the long term basis and to make the Quality Dent Surgico as one of the most wanted suppliers.

QDS’ core values consist of:
  • Fair Trade
  • Truthfulness
  • Best Possible Moral and Product Support
  • Understanding the Customer’s Behavior to the Best Appropriate Extent
  • Following the Ethical Laws
  • Following and Honoring the National and International Laws, Rules and Regulations

QDS' Vision:
Quality Dent Surgico’s vision is not less than a mission that is always highlighted in the quality policy. Behind every successful mission there is always a vision through which an organization runs and operates.

QDS’ vision comprises on:
  • To maintain the best quality control on the products always
  • To leave the most positive image of its products throughout the world
  • To simplify the trade with the competitiveness of advanced trade methods
  • To enhance the capabilities and technology in accordance with the new eras and modernizations
WHY QDS':
At Quality Dent Surgico, there is always been a tradition since its commencement, a tradition that purifies and integrates the level of mutual developments. QDS does not believe on one sided progress as it provides all essential and required assistance, maximum opportunities, utmost moral and technical support that its business partners expect from it, so they could progress and develop more and more with QDS.

This tradition is always on top priority to make equal progress, growth and development at both sides, Quality Dent Surgico and its Business Partners, with the aim to serve the humanity at its maximum approach.

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          Indie Author Spotlight: Robert Eggleton   


Hello lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there!


Today tenth installment and feature is Robert Eggleton author of Rarity from the Hollow



 Robert Eggleton




Author's Bio

Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. Locally, he is best known for his nonfiction about children’s programs and issues, much of which was published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from1982 through 1997. Today, he is a retired children's psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome maltreatment and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines. Author proceeds support the prevention of child maltreatment.



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Rarity from the Hollow

By Robert Eggleton

Genre: Adult Literary Science Fiction

Publication Date: November 3, 2016

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Author Interview


Q. Describe your book in ten words or less.

A. An unlikely savior of the universe -- tragedy, comedy, and satire.


Q. What draws you to this genre.

A. I enjoy reading and writing literary fiction and within most genres. I'm not a big fan of pure escapist novels. I tend to look for the author's hidden metaphors -- meaning behind the superficial and that seems to detract from my enjoyment. So, when I write, my goal is to produce something that will be reflected upon after the last paragraph has been read. I also enjoy reading speculative fiction -- the what if? There are several what ifs in Rarity from the Hollow, but the one that was most fun to write was its political parody. What if some compelling force united extreme capitalism and socialism by a common cause --- saving the universe? While much of the focus of my story was on the prevention of child maltreatment, there are other analogies -- i.e. global warming. Rarity from the Hollow was the first, perhaps the only, science fiction adventure to specifically predict the rise of Donald Trump to political power -- parody with no political advocacy one side or any other. Readers find out how Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, convinced Mr. Rump (Bernie Sanders) to help talk Mr. Prump (Donald Trump) into saving the universe. The allegory includes pressing issues that are being debated today, including illegal immigration and the refuge crisis, an issue that several European commentators have compared to cockroach infestation; extreme capitalism / consumerism vs. domestic spending for social supports; sexual harassment…. Mr. Prump in my story was a projection of Donald Trump based on the TV show, The Apprentice. The counterpart, Mr. Rump, was based on my understanding of positions held by Bernie Sanders as I wrote the story. Part of the negotiations in the story occur in the only high rise on planet Shptiludrp (Shop Until You Drop), a giant shopping mall and the center of economic governance, now more easily identifiable as Trump Tower. The allegory was not addressed by ARC reviewers of the novel because so few people worldwide considered Donald Trump to be a serious political contender until the primary elections in the U.S. The political allegory in the novel is obvious now that Donald Trump has become a household name. In summary, I am drawn to literary speculative fiction because it is so much fun to write.


Q. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?

A. Much of Rarity from the Hollow is more real than not, and based upon over forty years of my experiences working as a children's advocate. I use Google for research, for example, on updated research on prevalence rates or correlates of child abuse. One interesting element of the story pertains to the ET assistance that helped cure Lacy Dawn's parents -- she begins the story as an eleven year old protagonist, a victim of maltreatment. Her father is a war damaged Vet suffering from PTSD, night terrors, and anger outbursts. Several book reviewers have complimented by imagination when writing the medical intervention element of the story. In reality, humans are living in a very exciting time when computerized diagnosis and intervention of mental health concerns is an emerging science. The fantastical means employed by the alien in my story to treat the parents were based on today’s medical reality. I’ve already mentioned that in the beginning of Rarity from the Hollow, Dwayne, the abusive father was a war damaged Vet experiencing anger outbursts and night terrors. The mother was a downtrodden victim of domestic violence who had lost hope of ever getting her G.E.D. or driver's license, or of protecting her daughter. Diagnosis and treatment of these concerns affecting the parents, as representative of many similarly situated, was based on emerging technologies presented at the 2015 World Medical Innovation Forum: https://worldmedicalinnovation.org/ . Yes, in real life, like in my story, patients have been hooked up to computer technology for medial diagnosis and treatment. Additional exciting research was presented at that Forum and may one day may revolutionize psychiatric treatment. Most relevant to my story were: (1) smart brain prosthetics, wireless devises being tested for potential to relieve depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder…neural engineering to manipulate brain signals; (2) sophisticated imaging systems that are minimally invasive to brain circuitry for diagnosis (3) and, healing the brain with neuromodulation and electroceuticals to treat depression and schizophrenia. http://hitconsultant.net/2015/04/30/tech-revolutionize-neurological-psychiatric-care/


Q. How do you select the names of your characters?

A. Typically, I pick names that fit a culture for stories. While I love fantasy, I've found long and unusual first names for characters annoying, thereby sometimes leading to head hopping as I've read the stories. I try to avoid this practice. For example, I recently read a short story involving sisters with unusual but very similar first names. I kept getting the characters mixed up, complicated by their similar voices. The subculture for Rarity from the Hollow is Appalachian, a place where the use of first and middle names is common when addressing the individual, such as Billy Bob, or Robert Thomas. Lacy Dawn was addressed by her first and middle name in the story as a show of love and respect, while the other characters were addressed by their first names only as a sign that their parents did not hold their existences in high regard. As a back story, when pregnant, Lacy Dawn's mother realized that she would not be able to give her daughter beautiful things in life, so she decided to give her a very beautiful name at birth.  


Q. List your top 5 favorite authors or books.

A. Gosh, this is an impossible to answer question. I'm a mood reader, so my favorite books at one time may be entirely different than at another time. Right now: Vonnegut’s anger in Breakfast of Champions helped me stay strong as a children’s advocate and as a writer, and how to experiment with my writing style. Watership Down by R. Adams was such a sweet adventure that some of this element just is a necessary ingredient of even the scariest or saddest story. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is probably on a lot of lists of favorite books. If I feel nostalgic, like now, Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins pushed me into the wilder side of writing regardless of censorship with views on religion and other topics. Last, The Color Purple by Alice Walker remains a role model for using colloquialism to reach mainstream readers. 


Q. What book/s are you reading at present?

A. I'm going to have to pass on this question. I'm reading a second novel by an unknown author and am so disappointed that I don't want to name it. I respected her debut novel and expected this one to be even better. It isn't. When this one was posted on a blog for 99¢ I grabbed a Kindle version. Don't misunderstand. I don't subscribe to the Goodreads rating system based on whether I "liked" a novel or not. If I'm considering writing a review of a novel I would never let my personal taste control such an important task -- my likes are irrelevant to whether a book is great or awful -- so are my comfort zones -- irrelevant. So far, this book has holes in the plot, is so mainstream that it could have been written by a computer program, and was poorly edited. There seems to be no message, but I'm hopeful that the author some how pulls it all together in the last third of the novel. I don't need to like a novel to give it a good rating, but I do have to respect it. Did the story fulfill its mission? It this novel does improve you may see my review on Amazon or Goodreads and you will get my answer to your question if you notice. If the novel does not improve, I may just skip writing a review. The impact of reviews can be so powerful that I wouldn't want to influence the behavior of an author who, based on the debut, has potential but released on perhaps prematurely. If this author was well known, making lots of money, I would have no problem blasting this piece of crap that I'm reading.


Q. What's next for you? What are you working on now?

A. I've been stuck in self-promotion mode for so long that I've neglected the next Lacy Dawn Adventure -- Ivy. I've submitted a couple of short stories to magazines recently but no bites. It seems to me that many magazines either stick very close to the Young Adult genre or are so extreme that my writing seems to have a hard time fitting into content. I don't want to change what I write just to achieve publication, so I'm trying to explore other alternatives. I'm working on a satirical essay, and a couple of poems. One of my poems won first place in an international competition last year, so I have a little name recognition because of that. Ivy, full of metaphors and allegory, is the story of an alien invasion of Earth based in an almost forgotten town. I live in West Virginia, the U.S. state with the highest rate of heroin overdose deaths in the nation. My familiarity with what is happening to my neighbors because of addiction prompted me to ask: how far will a child go to save a parent from addiction? I hope to achieve a similar finding when answering this serious question as I did with Rarity from the Hollow: “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, only instead of the earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Lacy Dawn must…The author has managed to do what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse, and written about them with tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…Eggleton sucks you into the Hollow, dunks you in the creek, rolls you in the mud, and splays you in the sun to dry off. Tucked between the folds of humor are some profound observations on human nature and modern society that you have to read to appreciate…it’s a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” http://awesomeindies.net/ai-approved-review-of-rarity-from-the-holly-by-robert-eggleton/ I'll let you know when it is released.


Q.  What advice do you have for writers?

A. I don’t feel competent to give advice to other writers, but I will share a little common sense based on my observations of this marketplace. Don’t expect to be discovered overnight like you were Elvis singing on the front stoop of an apartment located in a low-income neighborhood. Before you publish, make sure that your work as been professionally edited, or as close to it as your finances will allow – not by a friend or anybody with whom you have a personal relationship. If published, to the extent possible, prevent generic one line reviews from being posted on Amazon – they always look like they were written by your friends and detract from other reviews that appear more legitimate. Commit to the long haul by keeping in mind that the majority of those entering the world of books stay there briefly and then drop out never to be heard from again. And, last, never buy a book review and don’t invest more than you can afford in anything. I’ve heard of aspiring authors placing themselves and their families at financial risk by becoming over-committed to a book that they had written. Hard work pays off, but working smart has better outcomes.   


Thank You So Much Robert Eggleton For Your Time & Interview.



R. Thank you for the opportunity to tell your readers a little about myself and my debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow.




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          Backoffice IP Engineer   
Backoffice IP Engineer - Sonstiges

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

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in Telecommunication or computer science or relevant
  • A minimum of 6+ years of experience in IP network Engineering
  • Solid experience in IP backbone network troubleshoot
  • Experience in networking protocols
  • Experience in monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • CCNP or higher or vendors certified courses will be highly preferred
  • Target driven and able to work under pressure
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below).
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Can I intern with you at Cisco? This is my dream job to work in this field of fusion between tech/entertainment. I can bring my analytical skills with me along with me and I'm willing to learn about any position! Cheers, Sharif
          (IT) Data Architect   

Location: New York, NY   

Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc., (SGA), is searching for an Data Architect for a right to hire assignment with one of our premier financial clients in New York, NY. Responsibilities : We are looking for an experienced Technologist/Data Architect is responsible for ensuring that the data assets of an organization are supported by a data architecture that aids the organization in achieving its strategic goals. The data architecture should cover defining technical architectures and subject domain based design for operational/transactional data as well as analytic data in both Rational and NoSQL/Big Data technology environments. Besides the data modeling tasks, the data architect is also expected to contribute to the data processing tasks for data mapping, data conditioning, ETL/ELT, data delivery through java, python as well as metadata management system. Analyze functional and non-functional business requirements and translate into technical data requirements and create or update existing logical and physical data models. Create data models (logical) and DB designs (physical), that depict the business areas and systems. Design and develop a data processing techniques in Cassandra and Hadoop environments Design and implement solutions for data re-conciliation, data delivery as well as data forensics. Implement data technology solutions in the area of master data, metadata, and reference data Design and implement data analytics solution using analytics tools like dash boarding, reporting. Required Skills : BS in Computer Science or in related fields, higher degree preferred. 5+ year working experience in data modeling methodology and process using Erwin Data collection, curation, preparation and transformation Data warehousing, reporting and business intelligence, such as dash boarding Clear verbal and written communication; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers from a variety of disciplines Working knowledge with RDBMS (DB2) as well as Cassandra and Hadoop Implementation skills such as in Java, Python, and Scripting Preferred Skills : Breadth and depth of skill to build and deliver scalable data and reporting solutions for Deep knowledge and experience with the Cassandra, related software tools, and performance optimization An obsession with delivering an exceptional customer experience and site resiliency Desire, initiative and resourcefulness to learn new tools, frameworks, languages SGA is a Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) celebrating over thirty years of service to our national client base for both permanent placement and consulting opportunities. For consulting positions, we offer a variety of benefit options including but not limited to health & dental insurance, paid vacation, timely payment via direct deposit. Only those authorized to work for government entities will be considered for government roles. SGA is an EEO employer. We encourage Veterans to apply.
 
Type: Contract
Location: New York, NY
Country: United States of America
Contact: george wellington
Advertiser: Software Guidance & Assistance
Reference: NT17-02437

          (IT) Hadoop Architect/Developer   

Location: Foster City, CA   

Key Responsibilities: Visa is currently seeking for a Senior Hadoop Architect/Developer with extensive experience in RDBMS data modelling/dev with Tableau developer experience in Finance area to deliver Corporate Analytics new strategic framework initiative. This BI platform provides analytical/operational capability to various business domains that are to be used by Corporate Finance Systems. This Developer role will be primarily responsible for designing, developing and implementing Hadoop framework ETL using relational databases and use Tableau reporting on it. The new Hadoop framework to be used to build from the scratch Oracle Financial analytics/P2P/Spend/Fixed asset solution into Hadoop framework from OBIA. The individual should have a finance business background with extensive experience in OBIA Fixed Assets, P2P, Financial analytics, Spend Analytics, and Projects. Expert in Hadoop framework components like Sqoop, Hive, Impala, Oozie, Spark, HBase, HDFS.. " Architect, Design and implement column family schemas of Hive and HBase within HDFS. Assign schemas and create Hive tables. Managing and deploying HDFS HBase clusters. " Develop efficient pig and hive scripts with joins on datasets using various techniques. Assess the quality of datasets for a hadoop data lake. Apply different HDFS formats and structure like Parquet, Avro, etc. to speed up analytics " Fine tune hadoop applications for high performance and throughput. Troubleshoot and debug any hadoop ecosystem run time issues " Hands on experience in configuring, and using Hadoop ecosystem components like Hadoop MapReduce, HDFS, HBase, Hive, Sqoop, Spark, Impala, Pig, Oozie, Zookeeper and Flume. " Desired candidate should have strong programming skills on Scala or Python to work on Spark " Experience in converting core ETL logics using PySpark SQL or Scala language " Good experience on Apache Hadoop Map Reduce programming, PIG Scripting and Distribute Application and HDFS. " In-depth understanding of Data Structure and Algorithms. " Experience in managing and reviewing Hadoop log files. " Implemented in setting up standards and processes for Hadoop based application design and implementation. " Experience in importing and exporting data using Sqoop from HDFS to Relational Database Systems and vice-versa. " Experience in Object Oriented Analysis, Design (OOAD) and development of software using UML Methodology, good knowledge of J2EE design patterns and Core Java design patterns. " Experience in managing Hadoop clusters using Cloudera Manager tool. " Very good experience in complete project life cycle (design, development, testing and implementation) of Client Server and Web applications " Experience in connecting Hadoop framework components to Tableau reporting " Expert in Tableau data blending and data modeling. " Create Functional and Technical design documentation " Perform Unit and QA testing data loads and development of scripts for data validation " Support QA, UAT, SIT and
 
Type: Contract
Location: Foster City, CA
Country: United States of America
Contact: Baljit Gill
Advertiser: Talentburst, Inc.
Reference: NT17-11842

          Alight Analytics Launches Marketing Analytics Academy   

Professional Tableau training program for data-driven marketers debuts in August.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          (IT) Java Developer/Architect - Java, Oracle,TDD, BDD, Microservices   

Rate: £600 - £650 per Day   Location: London   

Java Developer/Architect - Java, Oracle, TDD, BDD, Microservices, Git, JMS A Senior Java Developer is required to join a global data analytics company, focusing around OTC Derivatives and FX. The successful candidate will have a proven background in Java and Oracle, and will have experience dealing with requirements, design and architectural decisions. Reporting to the Senior Level Manager, you will be expected to take responsibility for your individual work stream, and will provide a service which allows financial institution to streamline their workflow. In addition to your strong Java and Oracle skills, you will also have experience with TDD, BDD, JMS and Microservices. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company which will allow you to take ownership of your work and make an impact within your team. You will also have strong communication skills, as you will be expected to collaborate with Business Analysts, Quality Assurance and mentor junior members of the team. Skills required: Java8 TDD and/or BDD Oracle RESTful Server Development JMS (ActiveMQ) Microservices If you are looking for an exciting new contract working within a market leading data company then please apply accordingly.
 
Rate: £600 - £650 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Alice Baker
Advertiser: Pioneer Search Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-BBBH1651

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

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

(PRWeb January 27, 2012)

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          Micron Technology beats Q3 earnings estimates   

Shares of Micron Technology Inc. rose slightly after-hours Thursday after the chip maker reported earnings for the third quarter. Micron reported net income of $1.6 billion, or $1.40 per share, after reporting a loss of $215 million, or 21 cents per share during the same period a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.62, above FactSet consensus of $1.52. Revenue for the quarter hit $5.6 billion, up from $2.9 billion in the year earlier and just above FactSet's $5.4 billion consensus. "The global trends taking shape today, including machine learning and big data analytics, are exciting and create significant opportunities for Micron," said Chief Executive Sanjay Mehrotra in a statement. "We are focused on positioning the company to realize these opportunities by investing in technology and products while also strengthening our balance sheet." Shares of Micron Technology have gained nearly 44% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 index is up 8% in the year.

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          Big Data Machine Learning: Patterns for Predictive Analytics   

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           Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great + Legislature to Pass Budget Today - Seattle Schools Community Forum   
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:

Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great

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From Education Week:

Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great:





Legislature to Pass Budget Today

 I was actually going to give you all kinds of links and updates but here's all you really need to know - the Dems caved, schools will not be fully-funded and property-rich areas will pay for most of the increases. 


Schools will get $7.3B more over the next four years.  This is not enough and is likely to not pass judicial muster for fully funding schools.  After this budget is passed, the Supreme Court will review the part that addresses McCleary and allow the plaintiffs to give their thoughts.  Any ruling on this issue would probably come at the end of the summer.

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Robert Cruinkshank
Last year, McCleary plaintiffs said $5.6 billion needed just for next school year. $7.3b over 4 years won't cut it 

- Property taxes will go up in Seattle/King County - by a lot. 
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Joe O'Sullivan
Rough numbers, Seattle will see $440/yr increase in property taxes for average house, Ranker says
-There will be a cap on the per dollar amount that local levies can ask for.

From Representative Zack Hutchins:
Initiative 1351
Staffing enrichments provided in the prototypical funding formula under Initiative 1351 are recodified in a different chapter of the RCWs. If additional staffing units are funded in future operating budgets, those units will then become a part of basic education.

Accountability
By 2019-20, school districts must provide separate accounting of state and local revenues and expenditures data. The State Auditor must conduct regular financial audits to ensure districts are using local revenues in compliance with this act. 

Categorical programs
·         Career and Technical Education and Skills Center Programs’ class sizes reduced
·         Highly Capable Program allocation increased from 2.314 to 5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Additional Learning Assistance Program allocation for high poverty schools
·         Special Education allocation increased from 12.7 to 13.5 percent of a district’s enrollment
·         Increased Transitional Bilingual Program instruction in middle and high schools by two hours

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Joe O'Sullivan
Another tax change in deal: B&O tax rate for all manufacturing comes down to Boeing's preferential rate, Ranker says. 

Because much of the McCleary plan doesn't kick in for some time, Billig said lawmakers can tweak things if problems w/ plan.

On the public not being able to weigh in or even see the real actual budget in a timely manner:

Melissa Santos
 Lawmakers June Robinson and Dan Kristiansen are telling me public has had time to vet much of budget through past proposals

Tim Eyman
Mega-victories on the final budget deal - what's NOT in it is our biggest success
No income tax. No new capital gains tax.  No new carbon tax.  No increases in business taxes. 
Legislature to Pass Budget Today

          UI Designer - Grazitti - India   
As a web designer at Grazitti Interactive, you would be a person who has a passion for design, good aesthetic sense and possesses strong analytical skills so
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          Why We’re a Google Partner Advertising Agency   

Physician Referral Marketing has decided to become a Google Partners agency! What this means, in the most simple terms, is that we employ best practices with Google products and employ professionals with demonstrated competence in Google products (such as Adwords/Analytics), which signifies that our company is strong, has happy customers, and effectively manages services on Google’s platforms. We’re […]

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          WordPress 101 - Plugins!   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/ballhaus/archive/2017/06/21/wordpress_plugins.aspx


This blog series covers just a few of the many features of WordPress from a developer's perspective.



"WordPress powers over 25% of the internet..."

If you've never heard of WordPress, you can think of it as the king of content management systems (CMS), allowing individuals and businesses to build and maintain robust websites with relative ease and with very little to no developer experience required. WordPress has a very flexible framework that allows for 3rd party developers to create "themes" and "plugins" that website owners can download and install with most freely available. Themes allow you to completely change the look and feel of your website with the click of a button and Plugins add functionality ranging from full blown online stores to hooking into Google Analytics... really just about anything you can think of.

This article will focus on creating a simple plugin that will display a modal dialog when a user first visits your WordPress site.

NOTE: You may want to download the full sample to be able to more easily follow along.

http://www.holisticstg.com/HolisticsTG_WP_Plugin.zip

What is a WordPress plugin?

"A WordPress Plugin is a program or a set of one or more functions written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress site. You can seamlessly integrate a plugin with the site using access points and methods provided by the WordPress Plugin API."

From a traditional developer view, what this really means is that this gives us the ability to hook into the framework and extend the base functionality to do nearly anything we want. 

So for example, say you have a client that needs to have their Google Analytics data displayed on an admin area of their website for the regional managers to review. Lucky for you there's a wonderful plugin already created for that and all you have to do is click a few buttons to install/configure and now you're looking like a boss! 

Or say your client tells you they want to capture more leads by asking site visitors to register with their newsletter when they first come to their site. Well I'm sure there's already a plugin that exists to do exactly that, however we'll use this requirement as the basis for our example (minus the newsletter part).

If you have downloaded the sample plugin, let's go ahead and get that installed on your development instance of WordPress, otherwise you can skip ahead to the "Files and Locations" section.

In WordPress, click on the "Plugins" option, or hover and then select "Add New"


Then click "Choose File" and navigate to where you downloaded the sample .zip file and then click "Install Now"


After a few moments, you'll see the following message... let's go ahead and activate the plugin while we're here


Now you'll see our new plugin listed




Files and Locations

All WordPress plugins and associated files are located in the wp-content/plugins/ folder.  For our example, you'll find our files in wp-content\plugins\holisticsTG. In there you'll find one file and one directory that contains 2 more files.

  • holisticsTG.php - our main 'entry point' file if you will for our plugin
  • includes/settings.php - handles saving the options that our plugin uses
  • includes/showpopup.php - does the work of displaying the modal dialog

holisticsTG.php

This file contains the required documentation/metadata as well as the initial code to get our plugin up and running. You'll notice at the top of the file, in the comments section, there is various information that is required by WordPress.


WordPress allows developers to wire into existing "actions", which are simply PHP functions that are executed at specific points throughout the page load/life-cycle. For example there is an action ("wp_footer") that allows you to "hook" into the action so that you can have your own custom function execute when footer information is being displayed.

So the first thing going on here is that the "__construct()" method, which is always called while our plugin is active, is where we are wiring up our functions to hook into existing actions.

So for our example, we need to be able to 1.) display a link in the admin section to allow for customization of our plugin and 2.) add our code that displays the modal dialog when users first visit the site. To display a customization link in the admin menu, we will hook into the "admin_menu" action and for our modal dialog we'll hook into the "wp_loaded" action which essentially allows our modal dialog code to run once WordPress is fully loaded. 

The 'htg_add_menu' function creates a link within the admin section that, when clicked, displays a page that is driven by our "settings.php" file.

The 'htg_wp_loaded' function tells WordPress to execute our "showpopup.php" file every time a page is loaded and WordPress has been fully loaded and ready.

settings.php




showpopup.php




Now that we have our proper files in place, you'll see a link in the admin menu:


Clicking this will display our settings page where the user can configure the text to be displayed in the modal dialog as well as set the plugin to be active or not.



That's it! So now our modal dialog will be displayed only once for each site visit.



For more detailed information visit the WordPress.org support site.




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          Broker Relations Specialist - Red River Mutual - Manitoba   
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          Weekly Update June 26 – June 30   
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          Empleos - Evalueserve S.A.:   
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          Digital Marketing News: Content Is Still King, Purchases from Email, B2B Tech Influencer Marketing   

Here Are 7 Reasons Why Content is Still King in 2017 [Infographic]
The way content marketing draws attention and helps build genuine relationships with the audience is what sets it apart from other marketing tactics. Smart marketers are using content marketing to approach their target audience in a more subtle way to ensure the customer needs are met while building brand credibility and trust. (Social Media Today)

What Influences Consumers to Purchase From Marketing Emails?
A recent survey conducted of 1,004 consumers who have received marketing emails in the past year reports how the different generations are influenced in their purchase decisions. Consumers are most influenced to make purchases from marketing emails by sales/discounts and brand reputation. (MarketingProfs)

The Rise of Influencer Marketing in B2B Technology
B2B marketing has definitely shifted with new challenges when it comes to influencer marketing in enterprise technology. To better understand these shifts and get actionable solutions, 10 industry experts have weighed in about implementing and scaling influencer marketing. (TraackrClick here for the Influence 2.0 study from today's video!

See How You Stack Up With Inline Competitive Metrics
Six new metrics are available at the campaign, ad group and keyword levels in the main UI and Reports tab in Bing Ads. You can also access these reports via the Bing Ads API. Advertisers can now see how their campaigns, Ad groups and keywords stack up against the competition. (Bing Ads Blog)

Google to Stop Using Information in Gmail to Target Personalized Ads
Google announced that the enterprise version of Gmail and the consumer version will more closely align later this year. Both enterprise and consumer versions of Gmail will not be used to target personalized ads. The ads shown will be based on a user’s settings, including the option to disable personalized ads altogether. (Search Engine Journal)

New Ways to Protect Your Pinterest Account
Pinterest is rolling out a two-factor authentication to everyone in the next few weeks to add security by requiring a verification code every time you log in. You can receive the code via text message, or for added security, download Twilio’s Authy app. If the two-factor authentication is enabled, it works across your entire account on all devices. (Pinterest Blog)

Adobe Is Launching AI-Powered Voice Analytics
Adobe is adding voice analytics to the Adobe Analytics Cloud which will help people better understand how media is consumed via voice-enabled devices. You can track voice usage by intent and add specific parameters and a brand can measure top-of-funnel metrics, as well as trends and patterns at scale over time. (AdWeek)

Messenger Just Added More Fun to Your Video Chats
Facebook Messenger has added new features to video chats. You can now use animated reactions, filters, masks and effects. You can also take pictures of your one-on-one and group video chats and share them with your friends. (Facebook Newsroom)

What were your top digital marketing news stories this week?

We'll be back next week with more top digital marketing news. For more news and expert insights, follow @toprank on Twitter!

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          Lab Technician - Hart - Morrisville, PA   
Tag analyzed product with theappropriate status labels (pass or fail) per SOP’s. Retrieve analytical results which are archived in the laboratory files...
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          Lessons from Television   
NOTE: This is an older posting that I just completed today.

Was television always this bad?  Yea, I'm afraid it was.

We are staying in a campground, and I thought I would see what is on television.  We have a small flip-down video player in the camper, which I bought on eBay for $150.  It plays DVDs and such, but does not receive off-the-air TV.   

Another camper was throwing away a new-in-the-box digital television converter (the kind you could buy with a government coupon, back when they made the switch).  I dug it out of the trash and hooked it up to the A/V input on the flip-down television.   Voila, TeeVee!

You can get a lot of channels off-the-air these days, it seems, although most of them are garbage.   A lot of religious channels (send us your money) and a few play old television shows (I dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, that sort of thing) with frequent commercials.

The commercials are fascinating.  One tells you that you have some undiagnosed illness and you should "ask your doctor" about TRAFLYPTIX once-a-day medication.   The next ad is from a law firm advertising that "if you took TRAFLYPTIX and had side effects, you may be eligible for damages!"

It is the old  something-for-nothing game.  A pill will change your life.  If it doesn't, well, you win at litigation lottery.

Other pitches were for "diet supplements" that would make you feel "decades younger" and eliminate wrinkles, etc.  Or, you can get your hair back (two different companies, here, but I suspect they are the same).   Eat an acacia berry.  Or get your own free (or "nearly free") back-brace, if you call this number in the next ten minutes!

Also, interestingly enough, are a lot of pitches for charities.  The ASPCA has a long, long spot with pictures of pitiful pooches (mostly pit-bull roteweiller mixes) that have been abused.  They want you to pledge $18.99 a month (!!!!) to help their charity.   All I could think was, "Gee, that's a lot of money" and "That television ad must have cost a lot of dough!"

A similar ad for the wounded warrior project.   Noble causes?  Yes.   Money spent on television ads?  Staggering.

But it reflects the statistics on charities - poor people will donate far more of their money to charities than the rich, as a percentage of income.   And often these poor folks donate to questionable charities that have very high overheads and very high salaries for their key employees.  Charity is a fine thing and all, but investigate the company (and it is a company) you are giving money to.  If they can afford ads that cost tens of thousands of dollars a minute, you have to ask yourself where the money is going.

Of course, the Jesus channels, staffed by sweaty, overweight white men (or sweaty overweight black men), who put the fear of God into you, ask for $1000 from "40 people" to buy a new fiber optic cable to spread the word of God to Muslims (!!!).  A thousand bucks!   Gee, that makes the ASPCA look pretty cheap by comparison.  Of course, the Jesus channel needs more money as they broadcast 24/7, not just in 30-second spots.

It struck me that the ads were all aimed at poor people and people who had a victim mentality and were sympathetic to the victim mentality.   If you are overweight and feel like shit, it isn't your fault.  All you need is a simple pill!  And when that pill causes your son to grow breasts (I am not making this up) you can sue for damages!   In the meantime, you can latch onto the next cure for a disease you don't have, or help rescue a rotweiller mix from some white trash who tried to beat it to "make it a mean guard dog!"   Dang puppies, always being so goofy and cute!  Need to toughen them up!

But sadly, the number of rednecks in the world who decide they have to have a mean dog is apparently infinite.  Go to any shelter and you will see cage after cage of these inbred mutts, all with short muzzles and large heads, bred for fighting and not much else.   They don't make good pets, so don't bother trying to "save" one.   An elderly friend of mine tried that, and it did not work out well.  The dog was basically untrainable and wild, and when he saw a squirrel, he bolted, pulling my friend off their feet so that they broke their hip.

You can't save the world - particularly if you don't save yourself first.

It got me to thinking, though.  Was television always this bad?  So chock full of poor normative cues?  So utterly stupid?

Well, yea.

The off-the-air programs were old sitcoms from the 1960's and 1970's.    While dreck like I Dream of Jennie and Bewitched and other "Screen Gems" were patently stupid (and recycled the same plot from week to week), even the "progressive" intellectual shows of the 1970's such as All in the Family and Maude (and other Norman Lear dreck) were really idiotic and written at an 8th grade level, if that.   Back then, they were "groundbreaking, thought-provoking" shows because they often dealt with trendy issues.  But the writing and the jokes were lame beyond belief.  You try to watch them today and you just shudder.

Television has always been stupid, I'm afraid.  And only stupid people watch it.  If you are not stupid, and start watching it, you will become stupid in short order.  You can't help it - you are being barraged with an information stream of data that hits your cerebral cortex at the speed of light, without your brain being able to filter or process it, first.

Sadly, there is very little media these days which is analytical, thoughtful, intellectual, or rational.   Most media is designed to capture eyeballs, whether it is sensationalist journalism or explosion movies.   News programs are heavily biased to the right or left, with little in-between.  And sadly, even the newspapers (which are now websites) are resorting to sensationalism to generate clicks and capture eyeballs.

I am not sure what the answer is, other than to unplug entirely and read a good book.  

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          Amazon Analytics : 5 logiciels d’analyse pour les vendeurs marketplace   
Voici 5 outils innovants pour faciliter les analyses et les décisions des marchands Amazon.
          Commissions Processing (Part time)   
MA-Worcester, Organized individual needed to interpret & enter commission data from insurance carrier statements. Accuracy in high volume data entry is essential. Must be analytical with math aptitude and skilled in multi-tasking, verbal and written communication and follow through. Proficiency in Excel required; prior insurance industry experience is a definite plus. Work hours are M-F 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. PI98
          A Day in the Life of a Web Analytics Consultant   

Here we speak to Brookson customer, Alistair, who walks us through a day in the life of a Web Analytics Consultant Q. What is your job title? A. Web Analytics Consultant Q. What does being a Web Analytics Consultant involve? A. Helping an organisation achieve its business goals and understand customer / user behaviour, by […]

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          Web Specialist - Parts Express - Springboro, OH   
Day-to-day functions include performing general site maintenance for all Parts Express properties, managing smaller development and Google Analytics projects,...
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          Tellius- To Know About Business Automated Analytics   
Automated analytics are basically processes which help business professionals to handle the sheer volume of data using advanced tools and techniques

          Quality Engineer   
TX-McAllen, Hiring/Direct Hire/McAllen/Quality Engineer/55-60K Are you highly analytic? Do you enjoy the thrill of breaking down processes and pinpointing root causes of issues? If so, our premiere manufacturing client has a Quality Engineer position just for you! As a Quality Engineer you will: *Create and maintain the Quality Management System *Evaluate data and perform statistical analysis *Establish, impl
          mysql oracle   
mysql中 myisam 引擎不支持事务的概念,多用于数据仓库这样查询多而事务少的情况,速度较快。
mysql中 innoDB 引擎支持事务的概念,多用于web网站后台等实时的中小型事务处理后台。

而oracle没有引擎的概念,oracle有OLTP和OLAP模式的区分,两者的差别不大,只有参数设置上的不同。
oracle无论哪种模式都是支持事务概念的,oracle是一个不允许读脏的数据库系统。



当今的数据处理大致可以分成两大类:联机事务处理OLTP(on-line transaction processing)、联机分析处理OLAP(On-Line Analytical Processing)。OLTP是传统的关系型数据库的主要应用,主要是基本的、日常的事务处理,例如银行交易。OLAP是数据仓库系统的主要应用,支持复杂的分析操作,侧重决策支持,并且提供直观易懂的查询结果.
OLTP:
也称为面向交易的处理系统,其基本特征是顾客的原始数据可以立即传送到计算中心进行处理,并在很短的时间内给出处理结果。
这样做的最大优点是可以即时地处理输入的数据,及时地回答。也称为实时系统(Real time System)。衡量联机事务处理系统的一个重要性能指标是系统性能,具体体现为实时响应时间(Response Time),即用户在终端上送入数据之后,到计算机对这个请求给出答复所需要的时间。OLTP是由数据库引擎负责完成的。
OLTP 数据库旨在使事务应用程序仅写入所需的数据,以便尽快处理单个事务。
OLAP:
简写为OLAP,随着数据库技术的发展和应用,数据库存储的数据量从20世纪80年代的兆(M)字节及千兆(G)字节过渡到现在的兆兆(T)字节和千兆兆(P)字节,同时,用户的查询需求也越来越复杂,涉及的已不仅是查询或操纵一张关系表中的一条或几条记录,而且要对多张表中千万条记录的数据进行数据分析和信息综合,关系数据库系统已不能全部满足这一要求。在国外,不少软件厂商采取了发展其前端产品来弥补关系数据库管理系统支持的不足,力图统一分散的公共应用逻辑,在短时间内响应非数据处理专业人员的复杂查询要求。
联机分析处理(OLAP)系统是数据仓库系统最主要的应用,专门设计用于支持复杂的分析操作,侧重对决策人员和高层管理人员的决策支持,可以根据分析人员的要求快速、灵活地进行大数据量的复杂查询处理,并且以一种直观而易懂的形式将查询结果提供给决策人员,以便他们准确掌握企业(公司)的经营状况,了解对象的需求,制定正确的方案。

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          Senior Financial Analyst - Revenue   
NJ-Florham Park, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce's client, a world class health care company in Florham Park, NJ is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst - Revenue. This role reports to the Manager, Revenue Recognition and Analytics. Overview: There will be a natural progression to other analytical and leadership roles within the company. The ideal candidate will be responsible for revenue recognition and the general ledger
          Cubs owners borrow more than $65 million on Wrigley rooftops   
The family that owns the Chicago Cubs has taken out a loan of more than $65 million on its 11 rooftop buildings, from a lender the team already knows well. The Ricketts family on May 17 borrowed more than $65 million from Wintrust Bank, according to Cook County property records and commercial real estate data and analytics firm CrediFi. The loan for the buildings overlooking Wrigley Field adds a new dimension to the relationship between the Cubs and Rosemont-based Wintrust Financial, which is the team's official banking partner. Wintrust's sponsorship deal includes a large Wintrust sign atop the video board in the left field bleachers. The Ricketts family's new loan comes amid its $850 million
          Automation Manager (Automation, Cloud, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Del / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) role

• The Cloud Automation and Orchestration team are responsible for developing and continually evolving a cloud brokerage framework enabling cloud offerings to be easily available and consumed by other teams within the IT department.

• The Cloud Automation and Orchestration team will also be responsible for developing Enterprise architecture templates (archetypes) via the Cloud Brokering platform to enable the standardisation of infrastructure design across HMRC.

We are therefore looking for a seasoned Lead Technical Manager with a hands on background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing Cloud automation tooling and processes as well as designing and developing templated Cloud environments.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Managing a team, a IT specialist

• Manage the teams' personal development and training.

• Lead the development of new Cloud Brokering capabilities as defined by Product Owner.

• Manage the development and delivery of hosting templates archetypes (creation improvement and de-commission) using automation tooling such as Ansible and terraform.

• Ensure the suitable technical resources are available to deliver the automation of archetypes.

• Ensure the development of archetypes that deliver value for money.

• Ensure archetypes and associated assets conform to HMRC technical standards.

• Identify opportunities for continual optimisation of archetypes and make recommendations to the Product Owner.

Tasks of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Lead the continual professional development of your team.

• Lead regular reviews of personnel performance.

• Lead continual service improvement in your area.

• Conduct knowledge transfer and mentoring of CDG staff.

• Ensure collaboration between Automation and Orchestration in delivery of Cloud archetypes.

• Maintain knowledge of the underpinning product and tooling roadmaps.

• Lead on the design and development of archetypes.

• Prioritise workload for archetype delivery.

• Lead on the compliance of HMRC technical and security standards within your area.

• Work closely with Cloud Broker Product Owner to ensure development activities are aligned with Cloud Broker operations and that new developments are transitioned appropriately.

• Engage in personal development to maintain and enhance knowledge.

• Deputise for Head of Cloud Development as required.

Essential Criteria for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL)

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• Working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.) and building enterprise environments on them.

• Working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Cloud Brokering technology and tools.

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Proven experience in developing Technical Capability within an organisation. Including empowering, supporting and developing staff to achieve the highest performance standards.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL) role

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL):

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

• Delivering Value for Money

To apply for the role of Cloud Automation and Orchestration Manager (Automation, Manager, Data Analyst, ITIL), please click the 'apply now button'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 58,187 to 64,312 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £58,187 - £64,312

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          Platform Delivery Manager (Documentum, Pega) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

Salary: £59,375-£65,625

Location: Telford and Newcastle (Regular travel to various client sites will be required as part of this role.)

Full Time

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Case Management Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford and Newcastle.

Summary of the Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) role:

Reporting initially to the Head of Case Management and subsequently to Head of Platform Delivery (HoPD) the Platform Delivery Manager will be a strategic leader who champions the use of technology to deliver innovative and effective solutions.

As part of CMDG Transformation project this new role has been created. A successful candidate will be responsible for shaping, leading and developing an effective Platform Delivery team, with overall accountability for the End to End delivery of software solutions and the provision of resilient live service operations.

The Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) will look after their customers directly by managing the change delivered and the DevOps needs of the systems they use.

Responsibilities

The Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager) will

• Lead software delivery and Dev Ops teams and will be able to channel expert knowledge from many different sources to drive disciplines, standards and processes within the Platform and Delivery Group.

• Manage stakeholders from several different areas each with their own agenda; including Senior Managment, Business End Users, Suppliers, Architects, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Infrastructure and Software experts.

• Plan, schedule and monitor work to meet rigorous time and quality standards. Ensure risk management compliance within Platform, ensuring that all functional, technical and business related issues are managed through effective mitigation planning and techniques

• Manage a team circa 30 permanent staff and flex resources and understand resourcing models to support changing business demand signals.

• Take responsibility for strategic initiatives that affect the platform, report into CMDG's Leadership or Executive teams.

• Develop a strong relationship with their business and Service owners and be a credible performer at executive and business forums.

• Own key relationship with Central Live Service Operations to ensure all service needs are met in line with targets through provision of highly effective application maintenance and support activities that ensure a high quality of service to the customer.

• Be accountable for relationships within the Platform Delivery Team to ensure that CMDG benefits strategically and commercially through world class delivery.

• Rapidly absorb new information, apply and share it effectively.

• Other information

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills of the Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

• Extensive IT experience, including running and managing technical projects and or services to tight deadlines and budgets with a track record of delivering innovative solutions as value add to the Customer.

• Thorough grasp of the full range of IT issues encountered within project delivery and demonstrable experience of driving resolution

• A strong technical awareness of existing and developing technologies and their application.

• Experience of managing multiple parties including third party vendors on enterprise scale solutions.

• Leadership - Experience of sharing knowledge, with good mentoring and coaching skills

• Able to motivate staff to work together to deliver on time and to high quality.

• Outstanding communication skills. The ability to tailor communication both to business and technical audiences as well as to various roles and levels in the organization is essential.

• Ability to influence others and where necessary to make difficult decisions, managing any potential resultant conflict.

• A proactive approach to problem solving.



Technology

• Knowledge and awareness of all components involved in software delivery: Storage, Servers, Operating Systems, Network, Cloud, Data Management, External Data Centre, Service Transition, ITSM, SaaS

• Experience with Agile methodologies (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) and of working within a multi-team scaled agile environment.

Demonstrable experience of

• practical understanding of how Dev Ops teams are set up and operate

• managing and deploying on Cloud based platforms

• continuous integration, automated deployment, testing and the relevant tooling such as Puppet, Chef and Jenkins.

• release and configuration management processes

• Installation and management of open source monitoring tools

Person Specification

• Demonstrates confident, professional approach

• Negotiating skills

• Problem solving and analytical skills

• Communication skills at all levels

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Comfortable making difficult decisions

Equivalent SFIA level: 5

To apply for the role of Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager), please click 'apply now'.

CVs should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

Sift Process

Applicants will be sifted based upon contents of the CV providing evidence of the essential criteria.

Interview panels for all roles may take place in Telford.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 59,375 to 65,625 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £59,375 - £65,625

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          Android Mobile App Developer / TEKsystems / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
TEKsystems/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

My client has built and released a Mobile App, it is currently available to download in Apples App Store and Android's Play Store. The App has been built and released but is still very much in the early days of development. The successful candidate will be working within a fast paced agile driven team, you'll be responsible for the development of stories from inception through to live deployment. You will assist in the creation of stories, development, builds and live deployment. There will be bug logging and tracking, daily stand up's, cross team collaboration, stake-holder meetings and mobile/device testing.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

* Development of native Android mobile apps

* Must have been involved in the design and development of a successful app, ideally a To Do List or News reading App

* Understand Agile Practices

Be positive at all times, adaptable, have a can-do attitude

Be pro-active and communicate clearly with a variety of fellow employees and teams

Management of your time and the ability to stay calm under pressure.

An inquisitive, problem solving nature is a huge plus

You must be passionate about development.

Strong communication skills are vital to the role

Attention to detail and being an analytical thinker

Able to think on your feet is vital.

Successful candidates will be contacted directly.

Allegis Group Limited and Aston Carter Limited operate Employment Businesses and Agencies and are companies within the Allegis Group Inc. group of companies, the fourth largest staffing company in the world, (collectively referred to as the "Allegis Group"). TEKsystems and Aerotek are divisions of Allegis Group Limited. Applicant data will be treated in accordance with the Allegis Group's Privacy Notice. By submitting personal data to any company or division within the Allegis Group, the applicant is providing explicit consent to the use of such data by the Allegis Group and to the transfer of such data to and from the Allegis Group companies within the UK, Europe and outside the European Economic Area in connection with the fulfilment of the applicant's voluntary requests, and the fulfilment of other job opportunities that match the applicant's profile, and confirms that they may be contacted about such job opportunities.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months

Pay: 400 to 500 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Daily

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          Systems Engineer (Cloud, ITIL, AWS, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) - Cloud Delivery Group

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

With 60000+ staff and 50m customers HMRC is one of the biggest organisations in the UK, running the largest digital operation in Government and one of the biggest IT estates in Europe. We have six modern, state-of-the-art digital delivery centres where multiple cross functional agile teams thrive in one of the most dynamic and innovative environments in the UK. We are expanding our Cloud Delivery Group and are recruiting into a number of posts within the Revenue & Customs Digital Technology Service in Telford.

Background

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC's Cloud Delivery Group (CDG) where you will be working across one of the biggest IT estates in Europe and supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff of HMRC. As part of the Development, Test and Operate (DTO) Directorate, the Cloud Development team is responsible for translating overarching IT strategy into the technical architecture for CDG. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to work within HMRC's Cloud domain during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role in supporting Delivery Groups with the creation and execution of technology roadmaps that will drive HMRC's hugely complex IT estate towards a smaller set of strategic systems whilst decommissioning a large proportion of the legacy.

Role Requirements for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

The Cloud Systems Engineering team are responsible for the development of Cloud tooling and environments for the Cloud Delivery Group that make up service offerings consumed both internally (within the boundaries of CDG) and externally (service offerings made available to the rest of the IT Department). We are therefore looking for a seasoned Systems Engineer with a solid background in Hosting and Cloud technology. Candidates should have experience working on large enterprise estates designing and implementing physical and virtual infrastructure, associated management and deployment tooling.

This is a dynamic and changing environment and so we're looking for someone who's up for working in an ever changing technology landscape that is centred on Cloud.

Accountabilities of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux):

• Design and develop tooling, products and solutions for the Cloud Delivery Group at the direction of the Product Owners.

• Liaise with CTO and Product Owners to deliver engineering roadmaps showing key items such as upgrades, technical refreshes and new versions;

• Review and ensure conformance of tooling test plans to meet expected quality standards;

• Work as part of a technical team in a collaborative and innovative way, developing CDG products and services;

• Be accountable for personal development and training.

Tasks:

• Work with Senior Systems Engineer to develop tooling design.

• Develop knowledge of cloud provider roadmaps and maintain proficiency in industry technologies and trends.

• Implement new capabilities into the CDG offerings and service catalogues.

• Advise on engineering standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques.

• Contribute to reviews and audits of projects from an engineering perspective.

• Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk.

• Engage in knowledge transfer across CDG

• Engage in continuous improvement to improve CDG performance.

• Conduct personal professional development to keep up to date on new technologies.

Essential Criteria of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux) role

You will need to demonstrate within your application the following essential experience -

• A good understanding and working knowledge of Public Cloud offerings (AWS, Azure etc.).

• The ability to script and automate all activities in Hyperscale Cloud.

• Solid experience of working with Linux and Microsoft Server Operating Systems.

• Domain and Administration technologies (Active Directory) and designs.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.).

• Demonstrate an ability to communicate across IT disciplines to get the best solution and ensure nothing gets overlooked that could jeopardise performance or the integrity of the existing IT estate.

• Able to work effectively in pressurised situations and can be relied upon to deliver, irrespective of circumstances.

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

• The successful applicant for this role will need to be eligible for and willing to undergo SC clearance following appointment in to the post.

Desirable Experience for the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• A good understanding or working knowledge of Container technologies such as Docker.

• A good understanding or working knowledge of the following tools: Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, and Terraform.

• Experience of working in an agile environment and experience with agile methodologies such as TDD, Scrum, Kanban.

• Solid experience of developing DNS across Cloud providers.

• Backup, Anti-Virus, Monitoring (ELK, Splunk, Grafana etc.) specific to Hyperscale Cloud.

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working.

Key leadership behaviours of the Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux)

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

To apply for the role of Cloud Systems Engineer (Design, Developer, ITIL, AWS, Linux), please click apply now button.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 49,875 to 55,125 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £49,875 - £55,125

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          Senior Solution Architect (iOS, Android, Windows, Mobile Technologies) / 33-6 Consultancy Limited / Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom   
33-6 Consultancy Limited/Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom

My client, a Large UK Retail Banking group is seeking a strong VP Senior Solution Architect to come in and join their team on a permanent basis. This is a very exciting opportunity to work in one of the largest Technology hubs in the North West.

Requirements

Good understanding of mobile technologies.

Good knowledge of smart phones, emerging handsets, capabilities, different platforms (RIM, IOS, Android)

Lead problem solving and analytical sessions to find innovative technical solutions to address business problems.

Good understanding of Client Server Interaction, Application and Infrastructure.

Good Understanding of the Design phase within the application development life cycle.

Has written a document/cookbook for a specific subject matter.

Able to maintain high levels of productivity for prolonged periods, with "quiet periods built in to allow rest and recuperation. Able to refine and adapt techniques to meet new needs. Able to teach these skills to practitioners and experts.

Has wider interest in computing science eg mathematical methods or machine learning

Teaches and influences others to use different versioning strategies and systems.

Uses all Microsoft Tools.

Can use and advise on other tools that facilitate collaboration (eg SharePoint, Rationale, etc). Has awareness and keeps abreast of other industry tools. Uses MS Project as the planning tool of choice.

Financial services experience is desirable

Employment Type: Permanent

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          Mobile Developer - iOS/Swift / Austin Fraser Ltd / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
Austin Fraser Ltd/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Mobile Developer - iOS/Swift

Austin Fraser is working with a dynamic growing business, based near Bury to recruit a talented iOS/Swift developer. Working with their team of talented engineers and designers you'll be working on cutting edge mobile applications. With a strong focus on telecoms, their applications use the latest technologies to deliver high-quality and high-performance communications services to their customers.

Having strong iOS development skills using Swift. You'll have great all round mobile app and ideally native desktop development skills. Their apps make use of the latest OS capabilities so you'll need to have a good grasp of what's possible, know how to push the boundaries to be able to wow us with your awesome coding. You know how to build user-friendly, feature-rich applications and have a deep understanding of current and emerging trends.

As a team player, you will be always willing to jump in and make things happen. You'll be driven to always produce quality apps and have a strong command of native software testing frameworks and processes. You'll have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and can communicate your ideas effectively.

Experience required:

iOS

Swift

Beneficial skills:

Rich experience in creating reactive touch-based user interfaces with a thorough knowledge of UI frameworks

Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

GIT

Mobile web development skills would be a bonus (JavaScript/HTML/CSS)

Why apply?

This is a company that takes great pride in the staff. You will be supported to enhance your career to whatever you want to be. As the team is rapidly expanding, the client offers unrivaled career advancement with fast-track programs that can get you promoted.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 40,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Benefits

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          Business Analyst / Product Manager -Agile -Software Development / People Source / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
People Source/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

A leading company in customer insight and analytics require a Business Analyst with a focus on Product Management and Agile software development to work closely with clients, understand their needs and bridge the gap with technical teams to produce cutting edge products.

You will undertake extensive requirement gathering from clients (mostly in the retail market) and then manage the full lifecycle stages from product inception through to delivery.

You will organise advisory panels to shape requirements, always keeping an eye on the broader market and external factors which can improve the situation.

You actively be part of the software lifecycle, participating in end-to-end delivery. You'll have heavy liaison with your colleagues in the UK and US.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape cutting edge products and be instrumental in client success stories. You'll have progression opportunities in to more senior product or technical roles.

The company are a global organisation who are going through great growth. It's a fast paced and exciting environment, and you'll need to keep up with the latest technologies.

You will receive 26 days leave, a good bonus scheme and a flexible benefits package. On the last Friday of the month the whole company finish at 2pm, and 4pm on all other Fridays.

The role is based in the modern office in central Manchester with easy transport links.

Experience required:

Experience as a Business Analyst within a software development environment

Full knowledge of he software development lifecycle

Experience at writing detailed technical requirements

A strong technical understanding (maybe you used to be a developer)

Knowledge of an Agile development environment

Experience of Story boards and use cases

A real can do proactive attitude

The ability to thrive in a fast paced environment

If you have the relevant experience please apply now.

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 35,000 to 42,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + benefits

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          Mobile Apps Developer (contract) / ReThink Recruitment / Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom   
ReThink Recruitment/Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom

Mobile Applications Developer - Bristol - £350/£400 per day - Immediate interviews

Mobile App/Mobile Test/Mobile Development

Key Skills:

Native

Redux

Agile

JavaScript features (event loop, promises, lambda functions

js (desirable)

Analytical skills

My client is the UK's largest property retailer providing more than 80,000 properties UK wide. Listed in on the FTSE 250 Index this is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Mobile Application Developer to join their growing team on an initial 3 months basis.

Project Details:

Reporting to the Technical Team Lead, the Mobile Application Developer (Contract) will be part of the Agile systems support and development team responsible for our mobile applications and customer-facing Website.

They will be responsible for supporting and building quality interactive solutions, integrated with Back Office and third-party Web services, for mobile devices, which promote the brand and enhance our customer experience.

Liaising with product owners, project managers and testers, the Mobile Application Developer (Contract) will help refine acceptance criteria to ensure deliverable solutions meet their needs.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 months

Pay: 350 to 400 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Daily

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          Online Editor   
WI-Madison, Online Editor Wisconsin Public Television seeks a detail-oriented Online Editor to manage and produce content for our website, blog and WPT’s spots on PBS.org. The Online Editor will work across departments to oversee content quality and consistency. We need a strong collaborator who is comfortable working in a CMS, and has experience with Photoshop and Google analytics. Requires: 2 yr. exp. in we
          (USA-VA-FAIRFAX) Senior Director, Clinical Excellence - Home Health   
## Job Description Accountable for developing, directing, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Inova's Home Health continuous quality management and clinical excellence plans and programs. Directs and coordinates performance improvement, quality/UM, clinical informatics and specialty program development activities consistent with Inova's established goals, objectives, policies and strategic plans. Provides strategic direction and management to direct reports and all employees in unjt. Handles employee relations and staff development for direct reports. Develops goals and manages the fiscal activities of the department. ## Requirements Minimum Required Skills/Experience: * Three to five years' progressive and recent leadership experience in a home health care or hospice healthcare setting. Demonstrated performance improvement experience. * Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. Master’s degree in Nursing preferred. * Knowledge of state, federal, and accreditation regulations which follows the provisions of services within the department (s). * Maintains a valid driver's license. * Demonstrates ability to work independently and execute own workload. Demonstrated strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills to gather, organize, research, and report data necessary for performance improvement. * Demonstrates strong project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills. Ability to make oral presentations including speaking to large groups. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to facilitate learning of others and provide effective for departmental personnel. *Posting Title:* Senior Director, Clinical Excellence - Home Health *Facility Location:* Inova VNA Home Health *Work Site Location:* INOVA SYSTEM OFFICES-MAIN ST *Work Site Address:* 9900 MAIN STREET *Work Site City/State:* FAIRFAX, VA *Department:* ADMIN *Schedule Type:* full time *Schedule:* Monday-Friday *Shift:* Day *Job ID:* 30646BR
          The death of the configuration file   

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

So what do we do ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what has changed ?

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

  1. The first era of repeatable architecture

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

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

  2. The XML mistake

    Around that time, we started hearing more and more about XML, then touted as the solution to almost every problem. The rationale was that XML was - somewhat - easy to parse, and would allow developers to develop configuration interfaces separately from the core functionality.

    While this was a noble goal, it was mostly a huge failure. Above all, it was a victory of developers over people using their software, since they didn’t bother writing syntax parsers and let users cope with the complicated syntax.

    Another example was the difference between Linux’s iptables and OpenBSD’s pf. While the former was supposed to be the backend for a firewall handling tool that never saw the light of day, the latter provided a clean syntax.

  3. Infrastructure as code

    Fast forward a couple of years, most users of cfengine were fed up with its limitations, architectures while following the same logic as before became bigger and bigger. The need for repeatable and sane environments was as important as it ever was.

    At that point of time, PXE installations were added to the mix of big infrastructures and many people started looking at puppet as a viable alternative to cfengine.

    puppet provided a cleaner environment, and allowed easier formalization of technology, platform and configuration. Philosophically though, puppet stays very close to cfengine by providing a way to configure large amounts of system through a central repository.

    At that point, large architectures also needed command and control interfaces. As noted before, most of these were implemented as perl or shell scripts in SSH loops.

    On the monitoring and graphing front, not much was happening, nagios and cacti were almost ubiquitous, while some tools such as ganglia and collectd were making a bit of progress.

Where are we now ?

At some point recently, our applications started doing more. While for a long time the canonical dynamic web application was a busy forum, more complex sites started appearing everywhere. We were not building and operating sites anymore but applications. And while with the help of haproxy, varnish and the likes, the frontend was mostly a settled affair, complex backends demanded more work.

At the same time the advent of social enabled applications demanded much more insight into the habits of users in applications and thorough analytics.

New tools emerged to help us along the way:

  • In memory key value caches such as memcached and redis
  • Fast elastic key value stores such as cassandra
  • Distributed computing frameworks such as hadoop
  • And of course on demand virtualized instances, aka: The Cloud
  1. Some daemons only provide small functionality

    The main difference in the new stack found in backend systems is that the software stacks that run are not useful on their own anymore.

    Software such as zookeeper, kafka, rabbitmq serve no other purpose that to provide supporting services in applications and their functionality are almost only available as libraries to be used in distributed application code.

  2. Infrastructure as code is not infrastructure in code !

    What we missed along the way it seems is that even though our applications now span multiple machines and daemons provide a subset of functionality, most tools still reason with the machine as the top level abstraction.

    puppet for instance is meant to configure nodes, not cluster and makes dependencies very hard to manage. A perfect example is the complications involved in setting up configurations dependent on other machines.

    Monitoring and graphing, except for ganglia has long suffered from the same problem.

The new tools we need

We need to kill local configurations, plain and simple. With a simple enough library to interact with distant nodes, starting and stopping service, configuration can happen in a single place and instead of relying on a repository based configuration manager, configuration should happen from inside applications and not be an external process.

If this happens in a library, command & control must also be added to the mix, with centralized and tagged logging, reporting and metrics.

This is going to take some time, because it is a huge shift in the way we write software and design applications. Today, configuration management is a very complex stack of workarounds for non standardized interactions with local package management, service control and software configuration.

Today dynamically configuring bind, haproxy and nginx, installing a package on a Debian or OpenBSD, restarting a service, all these very simple tasks which we automate and operate from a central repository force us to build complex abstractions. When using puppet, chef or pallet, we write complex templates because software was meant to be configured by humans.

The same goes for checking the output of running arbitrary scripts on machines.

  1. Where we’ll be tomorrow

    With the ease PaaS solutions bring to developers, and offers such as the ones from VMWare and open initiatives such as OpenStack, it seems as though virtualized environments will very soon be found everywhere, even in private companies which will deploy such environments on their own hardware.

    I would not bet on it happening but a terse input and output format for system tools and daemons would go a long way in ensuring easy and fast interaction with configuration management and command and control software.

    While it was a mistake to try to push XML as a terse format replacing configuration file to interact with single machines, a terse format is needed to interact with many machines providing the same service, or to run many tasks in parallel - even though, admittedly , tools such as capistrano or mcollective do a good job at running things and providing sensible output.

  2. The future is now !

    Some projects are leading the way in this new orientation, 2011 as I’ve seen it called will be the year of the time series boom. For package management and logging, Jordan Sissel released such great tools as logstash and fpm. For easy graphing and deployment etsy released great tools, amongst which statsd.

    As for bridging the gap between provisionning, configuration management, command and control and deploys I think two tools, both based on jclouds1 are going in the right direction:

    • Whirr2: Which let you start a cluster through code, providing

    recipes for standard deploys (zookeeper, hadoop)

    • pallet3: Which lets you describe your infrastructure as code and

    interact with it in your own code. pallet’s phase approach to cluster configuration provides a smooth dependency framework which allows easy description of dependencies between configuration across different clusters of machines.

  3. Who’s getting left out ?

    One area where things seem to move much slower is network device configuration, for people running open source based load-balancers and firewalls, things are looking a bit nicer, but the switch landscape is a mess. As tools mostly geared towards public cloud services will make their way in private corporate environments, hopefully they’ll also get some of the programmable


          (USA-IL-Chicago Heights) Home Health Aide (HHA) - Inpatient   

Vitas Healthcare Corporation

EOE/AA
M/F/D/V

Job ID 2017-56429
Program Posting Chicagoland South
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 1
Category Nursing
Location Chicago Heights
Zip Code 60411
State Illinois

Overview:

Why VITAS Healthcare and What Do They Offer Me?

VITAS Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end of life care. We provide our employees opportunities for professional growth, advancement and competitive benefits.

VITAS is looking for a per-diem (on an as needed basis) CNA.

The Certified Home Health Aide is a non-exempt employee trained to provide personal care and services to the terminally ill to augment that care given by family members. Functions under the direct instruction and supervision of the VITAS nurse and/or the VITAS Team Manager.

Benefits Include
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
  • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Insurance
  • Affinity Program


Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have one (1) year direct patient care experience in acute or sub acute care.
  • Good documentation skills required.
  • Ability to travel per job requirement.


Education:

  • Certification in your state required.
  • High school graduate or equivalent required.


Special Instructions to Candidates:


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          Česká koruna poprvé od ledna 2015 zpevnila pod 23 korun za dolar   
Česká měna ve čtvrtek poprvé od ledna 2015 zpevnila k dolaru pod úroveň 23 korun za dolar. K 17 hodině posílila oproti předchozímu závěru k dolaru o 22 haléřů na 22,94 korun za dolar. K euru koruna také zpevnila, a to o deset haléřů na 26,22 korun za euro.
          Big Data Technical Architect   
MN-Minneapolis, Tavant is currently engaged in multiple, long-term Big Data projects. Our client in Minneapolis, MN is obsessed with Data Analytics. They are running at least 10 projects on these and more in pipeline. This Architect role is important to the process of expanding our Analytics footprint with them. This position requires a comprehensive background in analytics, ideally with text analytics experience
          Manager, Oncology Field Analytics - EMD - Rockland, MA   
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          Associate Director, Sales Analytics - EMD - Rockland, MA   
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          Facebook creators will soon have access to extra live tools through a new app   
WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU Facebook creators will soon gain more tools and analytics while users may start seeing custom stickers during live broadcasts. Videos are expected to make up 74 percent of online traffic by the end of 2017 and Facebook is continuing to push the medium by launching a new app dedicated to creating videos. The app, which has yet […]
          USA Field Hockey Announces Firstbeat as Official Heartbeat Analytics Partner   
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          Microsoft buys cloud-monitoring vendor Cloudyn   
Microsoft is acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud monitoring and analytics firm with which it has partnered previously, for an undisclosed amount.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Assistant Controller   
Assistant Controller Robert Half Management Resources is seeking an Assistant Controller for a prestigious company in Kalamazoo. This position will require the consultant to roll up their sleeves and get into the details of the role. Email Adam Minor at adam.minor@rhmr.com. Assistant Controller Responsibilities * Complete month-end, quarter-end and year-end close including financial statements * Prepare and maintain account reconciliations/analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts * Handle monthly financial executive package and control book to include budget to actual comparisons by department * Coordinate and lead external financial audits * Prepare external monthly and quarterly reporting packages and supply to Board meeting decks * Handle treasury function to ensure vendors are paid timely and cash forecasts are accurate * Provide technical accounting GAAP mentorship, external reporting and support to the Company * Maintain accounting and reporting policies * Assist in the development of the accounting team, including staffing, performance management, and training * Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to participating in special projects, system improvements or ad hoc analyses/projects as assigned Our industry-leading alliances and broad client network provide you greater access to a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities that can keep you continuously engaged. We also provide competitive benefits and compensation packages, as well as online training and continuing professional education (CPE). Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." (March 1, 2017) At Robert Half Management Resources, your experience matters - and we put it to good use. Apply with us today! All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2017 Robert Half Management Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans Our industry-leading alliances and broad client network provide you greater access to a variety of unique interim and long-term project opportunities that can keep you continuously engaged. We also provide competitive benefits and compensation packages, as well as online training and continuing professional education (CPE). Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." (March 1, 2017) At Robert Half Management Resources, your experience matters - and we put it to good use. To apply for this position or for more information on other engagements, visit us online at roberthalfmr.com or call your branch office at 1.888.400.7474. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2017 Robert Half Management Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use. *Req ID:* 02220-9500627762 *Functional Role:* Controller - Assistant *Country:* USA *State:* MI *City:* Kalamazoo *Postal Code:* 49008 *Compensation:* DOE *Requirements:* The ideal Assistant Controller will have strong technology skills, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, ERP systems experience, and database applications. A Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance, or advanced degree or certification preferred. This Assistant Controller should have strong communication, technology, analytical and organizational skills. This Assistant Controller will preferably have five or more years of experience in accounting or finance, and public accounting experience is highly valued. To apply please email your resume to Adam at adam.minor@rhmr.com or call 616.774.3286. Robert Half Management Resources is the world's premier provider of senior-level accounting, finance and business systems professionals on a project or interim basis. We provide companies cost-effective project resource solutions and staff augmentation services. Operating from more than 150 offices worldwide we maintain a network of highly skilled accounting, financial and business systems professionals to assist with your toughest business challenges.
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Field Systems Technician - Seasonal   
**246700BR** **Title:** Field Systems Technician - Seasonal **Job Description:** JOB SUMMARY Provide technical PC and network support to multiple districts in accordance with CSC and Market or Regional guidelines. Serve as liaison between district associates, district management and Lead FST or CSM to identify and resolve problems. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate the setup, shutdown and support of PC hardware and software for H&R Block's field offices in compliance with instructions provided by CSC • Maintain, troubleshoot, and support field systems in company-owned field offices by phone and with on-site visits. Conduct troubleshooting in conjunction with Call Center Support associates and Lead Field Systems Technician/Company Support Manager, as necessary. • Maintain an inventory of district equipment. Maintain hot spare tracking and control for computer equipment in the district. • Ensure regular communication with District General Managers and Lead Field Systems Technician/Company Support Manager on support issues and needs. • Install and maintain network and telephone cabling in company-owned field offices. • Document hardware problems and their resolution. • Assist the Field Systems Technician/Company Support Manager with special projects, i.e. set up computers for training. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Requirements • High School diploma or equivalent. • Experience with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows network configurations and MS Office (or equivalent) • Demonstrated ability to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware, networks and systems. • Demonstrated organization, prioritization and project coordination skills. • Demonstrated problem solving, decision-making and analytical abilities. • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently. • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. • Access to and ability to drive a motor vehicle; possession of a valid driver's license; adequate insurance coverage as required by applicable state law and a good driving record. Preferred Requirements • Computer networking certification (CNA, MCP, MCSE, etc.) • Two years experience working with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003/2008 • One year networking experience • One year troubleshooting experience **Job ID:** 246700BR **Corporate Job Categories:** Information Technology **Postal:** 49015 **Address:** 2545 Capital Ave Sw Ste 105 **City:** Battle Creek **State:** MI
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Associate Portfolio Manager   
**Requisition ID** 22556BR **Job Title** Associate Portfolio Manager **Group** MedSurg and Neurotech **Division** Instruments **Business Unit** Surgical **Business Function** Marketing **Country** United States **State/Province** MI **City** Kalamazoo **Employment Category** Full Time **Percent Travel Required** Up to 40% **Shift** 1st **About Stryker** Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. **Job Description / Information** Basic Function Plans, directs and coordinates the marketing of a specific product line and ensures that assigned product/products are marketed in accordance with budgeted objectives and with respect to market maturity to obtain maximum profitability and volume in relation to pre-set standards Responsibilities + Formulates and installs sales promotion guidelines, methods and procedures and assists with the over‑all sales promotion and marketing programs + Prepares sales training and selling aids, literature and brochures and catalogue displays along with advertising or similar materials. In addition, may administer sales promotion projects such as sales contests + Originates new uses and markets for products and recommends distribution channels for them + Analyzes competitive position of company products and recommends or supervises product styling, quality changes, inventory allocation, and price structures + Analyzes and appraises the effectiveness of sales methods, costs, and results + Supervises, coordinates or recommends advertising programs and coordinates publicity and maintains contacts with agencies + Supervises or cooperates in market research programs + Recommends participation in industrial, scientific and other types of exhibitions and may develop direct mail campaigns and programs + Participate in or advise on label, package and product design, from a sales promotional standpoint + Prepare or cooperate in the preparation of sales forecasts and in development of projected selling expense budgets + Will participate in the sales and/or marketing training of others + Manages and/or facilitates functional input in the new product development process for assigned products + Submits periodic reports on areas of responsibility + Provides sales force with competitive and technical information on a timely basis + May coach and develop marketing personnel **Minimum Qualifications** Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred + Excellent analytical skills + Excellent interpersonal skills + Demonstrated effective managerial skills + Excellent organizational skills + 2+ years as a marketing associate or related sales and/or marketing experience + Fundamental Computer Skills Education/Special Training Required + B.B.A. or B.S. degree (emphasis in marketing or related discipline preferred) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Packaging Engineer   
**Requisition ID** 22488BR **Job Title** Packaging Engineer **Group** Orthopaedics **Division** Reconstructive **Business Unit** Development **Business Function** Research and Development **Country** United States **Employment Category** Full Time **Percent Travel Required** Up to 20% **Shift** 1st **About Stryker** Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. **Job Description / Information** Position Summary: Leads the PSE Packaging process for new products (post launch assess phase) and legacy product packaging design by providing technical support for our internal Customer network. This includes the ownership of any packaging design related issues such as PER’s, NCR’s and CAPA’s and leading such exercises as consolidation activities and other package design cost reduction projects. This will ensure we continue to provide high quality, cost effective and fully compliant Medical Device packaging to our Customers. Areas of Responsibility: + Lead the post launch assess phase activities of all product packaging design solutions for products. + Provide technical support to both the Quality Assurance and Regulatory teams to help investigate and recommend solutions to any package / labelling design related issues and the completion of technical assessments/SofHA’s where applicable. + Own all package design related NCR/CAPA’s for the Packaging Solutions Group and ensure timely closure of all issue in line with corporate guidelines. + Take the VOC (voice of the customer) for packaging be it through a request for change, complaint (PER) or general inquiry etc. and transfer it into appropriate action with regards packaging design ensuring proactive and satisfactory closure with the customer + Provide technical support to Packaging Operations to help troubleshoot, investigate, and recommend solutions to any package / labelling design related issues. + Provide technical support to the Supply Chain team on any package / labelling design related supplier issues or re-sourcing activities. + Interface with the Global Packaging Solutions Group and other Advanced Operations team members both locally and globally, Quality Assurance / Regulatory and Operations Teams to ensure equivalency of approach in Equipment, Processes and Validation techniques. + All other duties as assigned. **Minimum Qualifications** **·** **Degree in Packaging Engineering or Science discipline is required.** **·** **The individual must have a minimum of 2-3 years relevant packaging experience within a regulated environment.** + Business understanding of operations and their individual impact is essential. + Strong communication skills with both Internal and external agents. + Flexibility essential with strong project management skills. + The individual should enjoy working in a dynamic and results motivated team based. + Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. PC literate and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools are essential. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Operations Associate - Radiology / Borgess Medical Center / PRN Rotating   
**Job ID: 204995** **Operations Associate - Radiology / Borgess Medical Center / PRN Rotating** **Kalamazoo, Michigan** **Regular/Rotating** **Additional Job Information** **Title:** Operations Associate - Rad BMC **City, State:** Kalamazoo,MI **Location:** Borgess Medical Center **Department:** Diagnostic Radiology 001 **Additional Job Details:** PRN Rotating **Marketing Statement** Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999. **Job Description** **Job Summary:** The Operations Associate - Radiology works in a customer service capacity providing administrative and clerical support to patients and customers in an outpatient clinic and/or medical office setting. **Responsibilities:** + Greets patients and visitors, checks patients in and out, and obtains necessary documentation. Verifies and enters demographic information. + Obtains and verifies insurance authorizations/precertification. Completes medical record release requests and schedules/confirms patient appointments. + Enters, reviews and submits charges for patient procedures and services daily. Collects co-payments and reconciles all daily reports and deposits for accuracy. + Provides general office and clerical support to assigned out-patient/medical office. + Interpersonal skills necessary to provide routine information about filing systems and location of x-ray film, and to take and relay messages. Exchanges and relays information to physicians, the public and department personnel. Basic analytical skills necessary in order to sort and file materials, and follow up on missing films. + The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. **Qualifications** **Education:** + High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required **How To Apply** For questions or assistance with completing the online application, please contact Ascension candidate care at 855-778-6037. **Equal Employment Opportunity** Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status. Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Quality Control Technician - Chemistry   
**Job Description** **Company Information** **About Us** Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 57,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific. **Division Summary:** The Anatomical Pathology Division (APD) provides laboratories with the broadest portfolio of instrument and consumable solutions, from specimen collection and grossing to advanced staining and cover slipping. The Division generates $400MM in annual revenue and has 1,500 employees in 13 countries. The anatomical pathology product line includes Richard Allan Scientific, Erie Scientific, Microm, Shandon, and Lab Vision. **Position Summary:** The Lead Quality Control Chemistry Technician will assist in laboratory work for testing of raw materials, in-process samples (bulks / batches) and finished goods. The Lead QC Chemistry Technician will test samples using gas-chromatography (GC), UV-VIS spectrophotometry (UV-VIS), pH, Karl-Fisher titration, standard titration, and other analytical methods. The QC Chemistry Technician must document results with accuracy in electronic databases and in paper records. The Lead QC Chemistry Technician should be familiar with cGLP / cGMP / cGDP. He / she will partner with colleagues in the laboratory and in manufacturing to optimize production and to troubleshoot quality concerns. **Key Responsibilities:** + Follow site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WI) + Analyze chemical raw material samples. + Analyze chemical bulk solution and finished goods samples for product release. + Maintain laboratory records (data integrity). + Maintain laboratory instruments. + Ability to work overtime and weekends to support manufacturing + Responsible for contributing to the continual quality & reliability improvement of APD products and services. + Ensuring policies, procedures and practices are in compliance with global quality & regulatory requirements and meet the needs of our customers & Quality Policy. + Responsible for performing tasks to support the quality system and quality policy as directed by QA/RA management. **Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:** + Bachelor’s Degree in a science related field (i.e. chemistry or biology) + Experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory preferred + Excellent communication and attention to detail + Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude + Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously + Must be willing to work with and around hazardous chemicals. + Must possess strong organizational skills. + Experience of working with FDA regulated products desired (Medical Device/IVD preferred) (pharmaceutical, dietary supplement or food experience is acceptable). + Knowledge of ISO13485 / FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 / 803 requirements preferred, 21 CFR Part 110, 111 or 211 is acceptable. + Excellent interpersonal skills + Excellent communication skills both written & oral + Excellent computer skills, particularly spreadsheets/graphical software tools (e.g. Excel) + Less than 5% travel (US & International) **Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:** + Bachelor’s Degree in a science related field (i.e. chemistry or biology) + Minimum 1 year of experience working in a laboratory setting Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
          Analytical Specialist (Investigations) - Regeneron - Rensselaer, NY   
All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the...
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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) QO Specialist APRR   
This position is for a QO Specialist on the Annual Product Record Review (APRR) team within the Product Review and Investigation unit in Quality Operations. The QO Specialist responsibilities will include using various computer systems to pull the data for and author a subset of approximately 200 APRR reports written for products manufactured at the Kalamazoo site. The process includes the compilation and review of release data, stability data, deviations, regulatory and site changes, and validation activities; and, the summarization of that data into a concise report that is reviewed by the QO product professional and approved by production and quality management.•Query data from multiple systems to meet established due dates. Systems used include, but are not limited to: LIMS, SAP, APRR Product History and Analytical Reports, MBR, PDM and QTS. Numerous legacy systems are also queried for data.•Prepare the APRR report in accordance with established procedures•Work with the applicable QO colleagues for the review and revision of the APRR reports including entry into the electronic change control system.•May be assigned additional responsibilities as required, including: preparation of the APRR schedule, updates to procedures, audit support and training of other team members.•Adhere to strict deadlines and assignments in order to meet site quality metrics of 100% on-time delivery of all APRRs.•Work in a team environment to meet all team objectivesDegree: Bachelor's degree in scientific field (Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related science) preferably with 2 years related experience (reporting of data from computerized systems, data review, and technical writing.)Technical Skills:•Excellent organizational skills, and ability to handle changing deadlines. Must possess flexibility to respond to constantly changing conditions and priorities.•Good communication skills to deal with all levels of customers and partners, both internal and external.•Demonstrated experience and skills in documentation of scientific or quality information.•Knowledge and understanding of GMP requirements and DP manufacturing processes and operations, with the ability to propose appropriate corrective actions.•Demonstrated critical thinking, ability to pay close attention to detail and accuracy, and meet established due dates.•Ability to follow written and verbal directions and properly handle confidential documents.•Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.•Proficiency in IT systems such as LIMS, Trackwise databases (QTS), PDM and associated reporting tools; and the use of Excel for evaluation of data, is desirable.•Self motivated and willing to learn new and changing responsibilities.•Must be able to sit at a computer for long periods of time.•Must be able to lift and move binders or potentially boxes, weighing approximately 25 lbs.Generally First shift, 8:00-4:30. Extended work hours or weekend work may be required.EEO StatementSunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as
          (USA-MI-Marshall) Transportation Coordinator/Planner   
Transportation Coordinator/Planner Tracking Code 178092-846 Job Description Job Description The Transportation Coordinator contributes to and is responsible for the optimization of the transport flows and costs associated with Tenneco (North American inbound, outbound and expedited transport providers). The Transportation Coordinator also has responsibility for working with the Logistics Department coordinating the implementation of logistical Best Business Practices. The person in this role also performs analytical comparisons or evaluations of business critical projects; gathers, analyzes and benchmarks historical, current and proposed transportation trends for management. Duties and Responsibilities + Plans transportation flow for all suppliers inbound to site and outbound paid transportation + Collects, analyzes and issues proposed transportation rate and service proposal comparisons + Creation & maintenance of transportation dashboard distributed weekly + Supports of the financial, strategic and technical capabilities of the organization with freight cost analyses and reporting + Partners with internal and external operating units such as finance, commodity buyers, MIS, internal and external resources in supporting the development of logistics best practices + Maintains databases and reports for the logistics department, including: key performance indicators (KPIs), freight rate calculator, open orders, various freight invoice audits, transportation rate analyses and shipment validations + Provides project management support for logistics, including any custom applications + Provides interactive communication with distribution center, manufacturing plants, finance, purchasing and outside service providers, including vendors, and other support resource + Travel up to 10% Required Experience Required Skills + Strong PC skills; database manipulation and query; proficiency in MS Office + General understanding of SAP + Material planning knowledge a plus + Logistics knowledge of transport modes + Ability to work independently and in a team environment inside of a manufacturing facilityRequired Experience + We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected class. + Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, or related concentration or equivalent work experience + Experience utilizing data to make improvements and present reports + Experience in fast-paced manufacturing environment + PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: + Automotive manufacturing logistics experience a plus + Strong PC skills; database manipulation and query; proficiency in MS Office + General understanding of SAP + Material planning knowledge a plus + Logistics knowledge of transport modes + Ability to work independently and in a team environment inside of a manufacturing facility Job Location Marshall, Michigan, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) QO Technical Associate II 1st Shift   
Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials and packaging samples via various analytical methods, such as Wet Chemistry, Physical Testing, GC, LC, Spectroscopy, AA, ICP, and IR in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze raw materials and packaging materials in the Raw Material Laboratory. This is in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. Participates in laboratory investigations as required. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.This position is part of a career pathrogression. If you are already on the career pathrogression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.AAS, BA/BS, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related science with a minimum of 2 years related experience in Quality Operations preferred.EEO StatementSunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.Additional Offer Details:•Last Date to Apply for Job: July 6, 2017•Grade: 4A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the abi
          (USA-MI-Comstock Park) CNC Point to Point (3rd shift)   
Summary The CNC-Point to Point is responsible for loading and operating the Weeke Venture 7 machines. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.ulliSet up Weeke machine per order specification./liliVerify blank panel is correct size and specie before running./liliOperate Weeke machines./liliVerify quality of end part against standards and order requirements./liliMake minor program adjustments and offsets for tooling as needed on Weeke machines./liliChange tooling and tooling inserts/liliDaily housekeeping to keep area and equipment clean./liliPerform weekly preventative maintenance reports on machines for team leader./liliAssist other machines and departments as needed./liliRegular attendance is required./li/ulSupervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job has no supervisory responsibilities.CompetenciesTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.Continuous Learning - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; requires minimal supervision.Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills.Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension.Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; works cooperatively in group situations.Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification.Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit.Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information.Ethics - Treats people with respect; upholds organizational values.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality.Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions ; uses equipment and materials properly.Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED).Language Skills Ability to communicate and understand information in writing and speech.Mathematical Skills/
           Finding the insphere of a convex polyhedron: an analytical approach    
Sahu, KK and Lahiri, AK (2004) Finding the insphere of a convex polyhedron: an analytical approach. In: Philosophical Magazine, 84 (12). pp. 1185-1196.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist   
SENIOR SCIENTIST/PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST BIOPHARMACEUTICAL ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENT Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses . Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant. Zoetis discovers, develops and manufacturesa diverse portfolio of animal health medicines, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support. Zoetis has the first monoclonal antibody therapy for treating atopic dermatitis in dogs. We are currently seeking to fill new positions to support our growing biopharmaceutical portfolio. Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Analytical Sciences in Kalamazoo, MI, and Lincoln, NE, is seeking an analytical scientist at the Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist level. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Represent Analytical Sciences on project teams, collaborating closely with scientists from Process Development, Biologicals Research, Clinical, Regulatory, Project Management, and Manufacturing to deliver robust methods and products. * Design and conduct laboratory experiments including analytical method development, validation and transfer. Primary techniques are HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, spectroscopic, thermal, and microplate assays. * Perform analytical methods necessary for the characterization and release of process and formulation samples * Design, set up, and conduct stability and other hypothesis driven studies. * Develop and/or adopt new analytical technology, as appropriate, to advance programs with significant analytical technical and timeline challenges. * Document and communicate results in laboratory notebooks, technical reports, and oral presentations. * Collaborate with other scientists in a variety of technical disciplines including Process Development, Biological Research, Clinical, Regulatory, Project Management, Quality Control and Manufacturing. * Assist in the preparation and writing of regulatory filings. * Provide input into project plans, keep relevant sections of project plans current, and execute plans according to agreed timelines and budgets. Minimum Qualifications: * PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline with 0-4 or BS/MS with at least 8-10 years hands-on industry experience in protein characterization and methods development. * Experience developing, validating and transferring biopharmaceutical analytical methods * Pharmaceutical industry and biopharmaceutical development experience in a laboratory setting * Skills and past experience in experimental design, technical problem solving and continuous improvement * Good oral and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with immunological, biochemical and physico
          Financial Analyst   
Apply Online Requisition ID: 1902Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.Purpose of JobThe Financial Analyst reports to the Senior Manager, Finance and Analytics and is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the integrity of the departments accounting records and financial reports, emphasizing transactions pertaining to major developments and owned properties, by developing detailed and accurate financial analysis with the purpose of ensuring GST/HST, expenses and revenues are booked accurately and on a timely basis. The incumbent is also responsible for paying invoices and enter journal entries pertaining to under $100M projects, PXd projects, subsidiary companies, signage, branch charges and international costs not pertaining to a project, ensuring the costs are booked accurately and on a timely basis.
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Technical Leader   
SENIOR PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST/RESEARCH DIRECTOR BIOPHARMACEUTICAL ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENT Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses . Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant. Zoetis discovers, develops and manufacturesa diverse portfolio of animal health medicines, biopharmaceuticals and vaccines designed to meet the real-world needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners they support. Zoetis has the first monoclonal antibody therapy for treating atopic dermatitis in dogs. We are currently seeking to fill new positions to support our growing biopharmaceutical portfolio. Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Analytical Sciences in Kalamazoo, MI, and Lincoln, NE, is seeking an analytical scientist at the Senior Principal Scientist/Research Director level. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Expand our expertise in analytical methodology and strategy related to biopharmaceutical development * Represent Zoetis at external meetings and with Regulatory agencies to define strategies for development and registration of biopharmaceuticals * Provide scientific and technical mentorship, including the possibility of direct supervision, dependent on past experience. * Represent Analytical Sciences on project teams, collaborating closely with scientists from Process Development, Biologicals Research, Clinical, Regulatory, Project Management, and Manufacturing to deliver robust methods and products. * Design and conduct laboratory experiments including analytical method development, validation and transfer. Primary techniques are HPLC, peptide mapping, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, and new and emerging protein characterization methods. * Develop and/or adopt new analytical technology, as appropriate, to advance programs with significant analytical technical and timeline challenges. * Collaborate with other scientists in a variety of technical disciplines including Process Development, Biological Research, Clinical, Regulatory, Project Management, Quality Control and Manufacturing. * Assist in the preparation and writing of regulatory filings. * Lead co-development teams partnering with manufacturing and taking responsibility to set strategy, communicate and drive work to develop robust products and methods and transfer processes and assays to Global Manufacturing and Supply. Minimum Qualifications: * PhD or MS in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline with at least 10 years hands-on industry experience in protein characterization and methods development. * Experience developing, validating and transferring analytical methods * Pharmaceutical industry and biopharmaceutical development experience in a laboratory setting * Skills and past experience in experimental design, technical problem solving and continuous improvement * G
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Post Doctoral Scientist   
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION (1-2 YEAR DURATION) ANALYTICAL SCIENCES The vaccine development group within Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development is seeking a talented and experienced individual who will develop novel techniques for assessing the concentration of biologically relevant antigens in vaccine products. The ideal candidate will have experience in protein or carbohydrate characterization. The individual should have a background in antigen-antibody interactions and at least 1 year of relevant experience in vaccine research and development. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience with antibody phage display techniques. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: * Independently design and implement state-of-the-art technologies for characterizing and quantifying antigens in vaccines relevant to animal health diseases. These technologies may include but are not limited to cell-based assays, mass spectrometry, and electron microscopy, application of novel approaches for developing immunoassays, Flow-cytometry, and surface plasmon resonance. * Collaboration with other groups * Documentation, reporting, and communication of results in laboratory notebooks, technical reports, PowerPoint presentations, and oral presentations. * Interfacing with other scientists internally and externally and may include interacting with regulatory agencies. Minimum Qualifications: * Ph.D. in Protein Chemistry, Immunology, Biochemistry, or Biological Sciences. * Strong publication history demonstrating success in his/her field. * Expertise in at least one of the following areas: immunoassays, Western blot, Surface Plasmon Resonance, chromatography, protein binding assays ,immunology, vaccinology, Flow-cytometry, cell-based assays, monoclonalolyclonal antibody generation, or antibody phage display The ideal candidate would possess: * 1+ years of relevant experience in vaccine research and development * Experience in antibody phage display technology and its applications * Understanding of antigen (protein or carbohydrate) interactions in complex * Experience in protein purification techniques * Ability to work well within a team environment * Good oral and written communication skills * Ability to work efficiently by organizing and prioritizing work effectively Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws gove
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Senior Scientist   
Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) seek an enthusiastic colleague for a challenging and fast-paced position in research and development of veterinary medicines in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As an integral member of research and development project teams, the candidate will design and implement RD programs to demonstrate formulation performance and analyte stability in Type B and C medicated articles. The candidate will collaborate extensively with analytical, formulation, clinical, and regulatory scientists as part of a multidisciplinary team. Responsibilities include: * Developing study designs and protocols for feed mixing and stability studies. * Placing studies and monitoring feed manufacture and sampling at feed mills, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and other sites. * Coordinating logistics and communication for multisite studies (feed, analytical, statistics, etc.). * In partnership with analytical scientists, transferring feed assays to Contract Research Organizations. Actively monitor quality and progress through the final data reporting stage. * Writing or contributing to study reports and regulatory submissions. * Rapid response to regulatory, manufacturing, and product support queries (globally). * Opportunity for participation in industry working groups. * Occasional travel: ca 15% depending upon nature and stage of project work. Minimum skills, education, attributes: * BS, MS, or PhD/DVM in animal science, animal nutrition, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacyharmaceutics, or a related field. * At least 3 years of post-graduate experience (PhD/DVM) or 10 years of experience (BS or MS), preferably in the veterinary pharmaceutical or agricultural/food industry. * Demonstrated skill in scientific writing (protocols, reports, journal articles) and presenting data and study summaries to project and leadership teams. * Excellent organizational and communication abilities (verbal and written English). * Ability to work in a collaborative and dynamic team environment in a global company. * Other attributes/competencies: passion for problem solving, judgment, flexibility, perseverance, planning, and adaptability. Desirable skills, education, attributes: * General understanding of manufacturing practices and facilities used by feed mills for medicated feeds. * Familiar in principle with methods for analyzing drug levels in animal feeds. * Experience in collecting representative samples from different feed matrices. * Knowledge of requirements (VICH and country/regional/state) for development of veterinary pharmaceuticals. * Experience in writing or contributing to technical sections/dossiers for regulatory submissions. Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national ori
          Where search results are helping predict hotel occupancy   
A report prepared by benchmark analytics technology company STR and Google shows that tracking hotel search results can be a reliable gauge ...
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Executive Director of Business and Finance   
div class="medium-8 columns"div class="posting-left-content"div class="posting-middle-header"ul class="no-bullet"lidiv class="posting-label"ORGANIZATION/divdiv class="posting-value"Battle Creek Public Schools/div/lilidiv class="posting-label"LOCATION/divdiv class="posting-value"Battle Creek, MI/div/lilidiv class="posting-label"SALARY/divdiv class="posting-value"$105,000 - $125,000/div/li/ul/divdiv class="posting-content"h6SUMMARY/h6This position is responsible for directing the fiscal function of the school district in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and school district policy. This includes financial analysis, internal and external reporting, cash management, budgeting, financial accounting, financial forecasting, purchasing, contract administration, payroll, and fringe benefits. div /divh6POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/h6div• Prepares and monitors district budgets and associated accounting functions including long-range financial planning, cash flow, internal controls, and coordinates the external audit. /divdiv• Oversees and coordinates business support services including, purchasing, contract administration, employee benefit programs, district insurance, and business office supervision and performance evaluations./divdiv• Analyzes all financial statements including the filing for local, state and federal reports./divdiv• Supervises business office personnel and serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet with a central role in school district planning and analysis of current programs and support systems./divdiv• Participates in and supports collective bargaining negotiations./divdiv• Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent./divdiv /div/div/div/divdiv class="medium-4 columns"div class="posting-sidebar"h6 /h6h6QUALIFICATIONS/h6div• The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or institution in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education./divdiv• Five (5) to seven (7) years of related job experience or expertise in accounting or applied financial leadership is required. Previous experience in a school environment is preferred. /divdiv• A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, but not required./divdiv• Possess or qualify for the Michigan School Business Officials Chief Financial Officer Certification. /divdiv /divh6KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED/h6div• Knowledge of software and operations of computerized financial accounting systems./divdiv• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. /divdiv• Excellent financial and business acumen, with the ability to quickly assimilate numbers and reports and provide well-reasoned, thoughtful, and succinct reports and recommendations. /divdiv• Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills. /divdiv• Ability to organize integrated systems and processes; ability to analyze and solve complex problems. /divdiv• Ability to meet all requirements necessary to satisfy state certification for the position./div/div/div
          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Sr. Manager, Systems Delivery Ramp;D amp; Genetics ITS   
POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Director, Solutions Delivery and Support, this position has the responsibility for overseeing the design, development, and implementation of VMRD Commercial Genetics systems. This person will serve as the Zoetis expert and authority leading innovative systems designs, including reusable solutions aligned to VMRD and Commercial Genetics. RESPONSIBILITIES * Manage onshore/offshore technical colleagues and contractors * Develop and maintain the RD Enterprise Architecture Diagram * Work with business partners to define strategic solutions roadmaps * Work with project managers to assign resources and determine solution costs * Work with project managers to establish project plans and timelines * Work with support manger to determine an operational support model * Determine decision support solutions for experimental data generation and analysis * Provide software and data integration for internal and external collaboration * Provide technology systems roadmaps that outline current and emerging technologies * Provide resources to design and code in-house developed software applications * Provide integration and customizations for off-the-shelf software * Provide best practice guidelines and standards for application development * Consult with application teams to design solutions that meet architecture standards * Provide the process for documenting technical specifications to support solutions * Provide resources for development support of production solutions QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: * Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or similar IT discipline; Master s degree preferred EXPERIENCE (at least 8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE in the following areas): * Experience of full software development lifecycle. * Experience creating or designing system architectures relating to large-scale and/or enterprise level solutions. * Experience defining and enabling Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is preferred * Evidence of expertise in analytic methods and tools related to research and translational medicine is preferred * Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management and actively participate on leadership teams * Evidence of effectiveness at collaboration across organizational boundaries and significant external research/clinical/regulatory influence. * Excellent skills in leadership, strategic planning, relationship management, verbal and written communications and customer focus. Full time Regular Colleague Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disab
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Assoc Analytical Chemist   
Posting Title Assoc Analytical ChemistRequisition ID 68707BRJob Category Lab Services / techniciansLocations United States - Battle Creek, MIShift 1Job Posting Covance is hiring an Associate Analytical Chemist in Battle Creek, MIThe Associate Analytical Chemist is responsible for: * Learns to conduct routine analyses in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, and regulatory agency guidelines. * Learns how to document work and maintain study documentation and laboratory records. * Learns how to use laboratory equipment and software appropriate for assigned tasks. * Attends and participates in project meetings. * Learns to perform peer review of data. * Learns to plan assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments. * Contributes to a cohesive team environment. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members. * Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment. * Performs other related duties as assigned.Education/Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in relevant field (Laboratory experience may be substituted for degree)Experience NoneEEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
          Account Manager 1- Saskatchewan - Maxxam Analytics - Saskatchewan   
Must be able to write strong technical proposals. Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas?...
From Maxxam Analytics - Tue, 23 May 2017 21:04:50 GMT - View all Saskatchewan jobs
          (USA-MI-Battle Creek) Supt., Paper Machine IV   
Position: Superintendent, Paper MachinesBusiness Unit: Mill DivisionLocation: Battle Creek, MichiganReports to: Paper Manufacturing ManagerPosition Scope: The Superintendent (Paper Machine) role will be to provide direction and leadership to all aspects of the paper machine operation. This position is critical to the managing the safe and reliable operations of equipment in the paper machine area of the mill. The position will directly supervise four Shift Supervisors along with Process Engineers and indirectly supervise various maintenance personnel.Key Position Responsibilities: include but are not limited to the following: * Provide direction and leadership to safely operate and manage the paper machine to produce quality paper meeting or exceeding our customers' expectations. * Champion the safety process; enforce safety rulesoliciesractices, increase safety awareness, communicate incidents and corrective action taken. * Ensure compliance with environmental regulations; adhere to permit requirements. * Establish and direct production operations to produce products according to customer specifications and job schedule. * Lead productivity improvements by identifying bottlenecks and developing plans for remediation. * Lead efforts in pursuit of cost savings initiatives through operational improvements. * Provide organizational direction to continue all improvements and accomplishments for the operating function. * Provide technical leadership and direction to fully optimize machine operating efficiencies. * Work closely with Maintenance Superintendent and Maintenance Supervisors to ensure efficient execution of troubleshooting, planning and maintenance repair activities are carried out. * Provide leadership and strategic vision to improve overall cost effectiveness in support of the mills cost objectives. * Establish and provide the operational expertise by leading and managing the culture change process to include strategic and forward thinking capabilities in both the operational and human capital areas of the operation. * Administer and implement Labor relations (CBA) through consultation with the Human Resource and Mill Managers. * Develop and implement program for new capital investments, cost reduction and equipment refurbishment. * Assist in the preparation of departmental budgets and standards for cost measurement. * Oversee training initiatives for department personnel. * Actively participates in the strategic and capital planning processes for the department. * Key participant for annual outage planning. Ensure the annual outage is completed on time and in accordance to budget. * Maintain ISO certification. * Lead LEAN initiatives for the machine. * Establish and maintain housekeeping standards.Key Position Requirements: * B.S. Engineering(or equivalent operational experience) * Paper Machine experience required; minimum 5 years * Strong communication skills (written/oral) * Solid problem solving, organizational, analytical, strategic planning and interpersonal skills * Proven ability to self-manage in a dynamic, fast paced environment. * Proven project management skills. * Knowledgeable of LEAN and Six Sigma principles. Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job i
          Business Analyst - New Gold - Fort Frances, ON   
Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other relevant degree. The role of Business Analyst is to provide business analytical, forecasting,...
From New Gold - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:09:33 GMT - View all Fort Frances, ON jobs
          Senior Business Analyst - New Gold - Fort Frances, ON   
Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Under the direction of the Mine Site Controller, provide analytical, budgeting and forecasting...
From New Gold - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 19:09:30 GMT - View all Fort Frances, ON jobs
          Analytical Lab Tech - The Mosaic Company - Bowling Green, FL   
Able to hear, with or without correction. Are you our next Analytical Lab Technician?...
From The Mosaic Company - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:47:46 GMT - View all Bowling Green, FL jobs
          New: Implicit Corporate Taxes and Income Shifting   
Implicit tax theory predicts that as capital moves to tax-favored investments, the expected pretax returns on those investments decrease. At the global level, this should create a positive relation between country-level tax rates and firm-level pretax returns. However, theory in income-shifting predicts pretax returns are inversely related to tax rates, as firms shift paper profits into lower-tax countries. We analytically model these two theories and empirically test our predictions in two samples of European firms: single-country firms and affiliates of multinational firms. In the sample of single-country firms, we find robust evidence of country-wide implicit taxes. In the sample of multinational firms, we find that the effects of income shifting overwhelm the effects of implicit taxes. Our results should caution policymakers that statutory rate decreases can decrease firm profitability. The results also imply that measures of income shifting estimated using reported profits are ...
          Quality Control Production Technician Chemist   
OH-Cleveland, The Quality Control Production Chemist willperform chemical analysis and synthesis support of radiopharmaceuticals for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) products in a GMP environment. The individual should be capable of independent analytical and decision-making abilities and will be also called upon to troubleshoot analytical and manufacturing issues. Key Responsibilities: Operates, maintains an
          Grant Williams: Get Out of Equities Before Boomers Are Forced To Sell Them   

Authored by Stephen McBride via MauldinEconomics.com,

Last year, the first baby boomers turned 70 and that spells trouble for investors.

Speaking at the Mauldin Economics Strategic Investment Conference, Grant Williams, Co-Founder of RealVision TV, warned investors about the wave of forced selling by millions of retirees and the impact it will have on their portfolios.

Equities Make Up 70% of Boomers’ Portfolios

“Boomers are the largest generation in history to retire, and they’re doing so right now.”

In fact, according to Pew Research, 1.5 million Americans turned 70 last year and will do so every year for the next 15 years.

“When Boomers are retiring in their millions, they have 70% of their portfolios in equities… at a point in time when we are due a recession,” pointed out Grant Williams.

 

“And in recession, bad things happen… the average stock market drawdown in recession since 1980 is 37%.”

Just $136,000 Saved for Retirement

While boomers have their biggest allocation to equities they’ve ever had, Williams says the numbers don’t look good for them: “The reality is they don’t have enough money to retire.”

“According to BlackRock, the average Boomer has only $136,000 saved for retirement. Even with return assumptions fixed at 7%, when they’re more like 2%, you are talking an income of $9,000 a year… that’s $36,000 shy of the ideal retirement income,” adds Williams.

As such, boomers will be forced to look for income elsewhere. In the not-so-distant past, that has come from bonds.

As the below chart shows, once you hit the age of 65, you go through the most profound asset class shift since your 30s. You trim your equity positions and raise your bond exposure to lower the risk.

Source: Haver Analytics, Gluskin Sheff

However, with today’s yields, bonds won’t provide the needed income.

Even if boomers decide to stick to equities for higher yields, there’s another reason they will be forced to divest their equity holdings—one they have little choice in.

Forced to Sell 5% of Their Portfolios Every Year

Due to IRS mandatory minimum drawdown laws for retirement plans like IRAs and 401(k)s, when you turn 70 ½, you are forced to withdraw at least 5% of the value of the plan each year.

Williams thinks it will have profound implications: “Boomers started turning 70 ½ in April, this is a real problem and people don’t understand the ramifications of it.”

This forced selling will flood the market with billions worth of equities, which will push down prices.

Given that 15 million retirees will be forced to divest their equity holdings over the next decade, Grant has some thoughts on what investors like you and me should be doing today:

“Get out of equities. You might think you’re a wealthy guy… but if you have 70% of your portfolio in equities and you take a 40% haircut, you’re not a wealthy guy anymore.”

What Does This Mean for the US Economy?

For Grant’s thoughts on what the retirement crisis means for the US economy, big demographic trends, and more—watch the full interview below.


          Sr Enterprise Architect, R and D IT - (cambridge, massachusetts)   
External Posting TitleSr Enterprise Architect, R and D ITJob DescriptionThe Enterprise Architecture (EA) group at Biogen has been focused on building out a global R and D roadmap focused on delivering key programs to establish the proper foundation upon which to enable world:class R and D operations in partnership with R and D IT (RDIT). These include clinical trial transparency, data governance, R and D data management, analytics and reporting, high:throughput screening, next:generation sequencing, laboratory information management systems, patient and payer engagement systems, lab automation, etc.The convergence of EA and RDIT is at a critical point and there is a large opportunity to enable critical new capabilities across the R and D organization in support of Digital Health, Global Data Initiatives, Business Intelligence / MDM, internal/external Collaboration, and a wide array of innovative Worldwide Medical needs. The role operates in a complex Research and Development environment with high levels of accountability where ease of access and analysis of vital data is paramount to the discovery of new drugs within the regulated pharmaceutical industry.
          Business Systems Analysis Team Lead - (Boston)   
The BSA Configuration Lead provides leadership for all aspects of BMCHPa s system configuration activities This role is responsible for the coordination and planning of configuration changes based on priorities determined and agreed upon by business areas as well as based on the workload of the configuration team Works with leaders from other departments to coordinate cross functional priorities documents and distributes the decisions made as part of this process Mentors analysts in understanding business processes and opportunities in the context of the configuration requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals Monitors the work queue to ensure that issues are being addressed in a timely manner and that staff workloads are balanced appropriately Monitors and measures staff productivity of staff including accuracy Ensures that issue resolution protocols are followed Performs configuration work on extremely complex projects of enterprise scope impact and importance Key Functions Responsibilities Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Business Systems Analysis supervises Business Systems Analysis configuration activities including work allocation scheduling and planning Completes Performance Appraisals and provides feedback to staff for development and continuous improvement Manages staff responsible for the configuration of all transaction systems and integrated systems including configuration changes and implementation of new functionality Performs and provides guidance on impact analysis related to configuration changes across systems Works with mentors business analysis team and business users to identify develop and document business needs and develop functional specifications when appropriate Maintains on going communication with users in the use and maintenance of systems configuration Reviews documentation and performs impact assessment of system upgrades and new functionality Manages multiple concurrent priorities Interacts with the system users other team members and participates in and leads interdepartmental teams Independently performs business analysis configuration activities on larger high impact projects as assigned Attends meetings and provides senior management coverage during absences Chairs the Change Control Board meeting Participate in audits and is responsible for maintaining complete documentation for audit purposes Trains staff on methodologies systems and business processes Supervision Exercised Supervises staff Supervision Received Supervision is received weekly Qualifications Education Bachelora s degree in Computer Science Management Information Systems or equivalent combination of training and experience Preferred Desirable BA Certificate BA Master Certificate Experience years progressively responsible business and information systems knowledge Demonstrated experience with transactional system configuration Knowledge of Trizetto Facets is preferred Experience in managed healthcare or insurance operations Experience with relational data base concepts as well as experience testing and implementing third party applications and tools Certification or Conditions of Employment Pre employment background check Competencies Skills and Attributes Working knowledge of Microsoft tools including Microsoft Office products Knowledge of all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle required with advanced skill and experience in the requirements specification testing and implementation phases Must be able to utilize analytic skills to conceptualize and envision the impact of change and propose new ways to do business Must have strong communications and interpersonal skills with an ability to lead and direct others in a cross functional organization Ability to meet deadlines multi task problem solve and identify and use appropriate technology to solve business problems Working Conditions and Physical Effort Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the position Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment No or very limited physical effort required No or very limited exposure to physical risk Required Skills Required Experience Job Location Boston MA Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qxk8c?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          On This Day in Math - July 1   

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty
a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, 
without appeal to any part of our weaker nature,
without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, 
yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. 
 The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, 
the sense of being more than Man, 
which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, 
is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
--BERTRAND RUSSELL,


The 182nd day of the year; there are 182 connected bipartite graphs with 8 vertices. *What's So Special About This Number

The 182nd prime (1091) is the smaller of a pair of twin primes (the 40th pair, actually) *Math Year-Round ‏@MathYearRound(Students might convince themselves that it was not necessary to say it was the smaller of the pair.)

Language time:
182 is called a pronic, promic, or heteromecic and even an oblong number. Pronic Numbers are numbers that are the product of two consecutive integers; 2, 6, 12, 20, ..(doubles of triangular numbers).  Pronic seems to be a misspelling of promic, from the Greek promekes, for rectangular, oblate or oblong. Neither pronic nor promic seems to appear in most modern dictionaries. Richard Guy pointed out to the Hyacinthos newsgroup that pronic had been used by Euler in series one, volume fifteen of his Opera, so the mathematical use of the "n" form has a long history.

Oblong is from the Latin ob (excessive) + longus (long). The word oblong is also commonly used as an alternate name for a rectangle. In his translation of Euclid's "Elements", Sir Thomas Heath translates the Greek word eteromhkes[hetero mekes - literally "different lengths"] in Book one, Definition 22 as oblong. . "Of Quadrilateral figures, a square is that which is both equilateral and right-angled; an oblong that which is right angled but not equilateral...". (note that with this definition, a square is not a subset of rectangles.)


EVENTS

1349 Sometimes, a little astronomical knowledge can be a dangerous thing, even to those who possess it. A tale from medieval England is passed down from the chronicles of the scholar Thomas Bradwardine of a witch who attempted to force her will on the people through knowledge of an impending eclipse. Bradwardine, who had studied astronomical predictions of Arabian astronomers, saw through the ruse, and matched the prediction of the July 01, 1349 A.D. lunar eclipse with a more precise one of his own. No word survives as to the fate of the accused, but one can only suspect banishment or worse.*listosaur.com

1694 Opening of the University of Halle in Germany. Georg Cantor later taught there. *VFR

1770 – Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u. *OnThisDay & Facts ‏@NotableHistory discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

1798 Napoleon’s fleet reached Alexandria, bearing Monge and Fourier.*VFR

1819 William George Horner’s (1786–1837) method of solving equations is presented to the Royal Society.*VFR In numerical analysis, the Horner scheme (also known as Horner algorithm), named after William George Horner, is an algorithm for the efficient evaluation of polynomials in monomial form. Horner's method describes a manual process by which one may approximate the roots of a polynomial equation. The Horner scheme can also be viewed as a fast algorithm for dividing a polynomial by a linear polynomial with Ruffini's rule. Student's often learn this process as synthetic division.  *Wik

1847 The United States issued its first two postage stamps. They pictured Benjamin Franklin and George Washington respectively [Scott #1-2]. *VFR

1852 Dirichlet delivers a memorial lecture at the Berlin Academy in honor of his close friend Jacobi, calling him the greatest member of the Academy since Lagrange. *VFR

1856 Weierstrass appointed Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Polytechnic School in Berlin. *VFR

In 1858, the Wallace-Darwin theory of evolution was first published at the Linnaean Society in London*. The previous month Charles Darwin received a letter from Alfred Wallace, who was collecting specimens in the East Indies. Wallace had independently developed a theory of natural selection - which was almost identical to Darwin's. The letter asked Darwin to evaluate the theory, and if worthy of publication, to forward the manuscript to Charles Lyell. Darwin did so, almost giving up his clear priority for he had not yet published his masterwork The Origin of Species. Neither Darwin nor Wallace were present for the oral presentation at the Linnaean Society, where geologist Charles Lyell and botanist Joseph Hooker presented both Wallace's paper and excerpts from Darwin's unpublished 1844 essay.*TIS
In his annual report the following May, society president Thomas Bell wrote, “The year which has passed has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they bear.” *Futility Closet

1873 From a letter dated July 1, 1873, in the Coast Survey files in the National Archives in Washington. Peirce writes, "Newcomb, in a paper .... says he finds that pendulums hung by springs twist and untwist as they oscillate and says this will affect the time of oscillation."The Charles S. Peirce-Simon Newcomb Correspondence by Carolyn Eisele.

1894 The New York Mathematical Society changed its name to the American Mathematical Society to reflect its national charter. [AMS Semicentennial Publications, vol. 1, p. 74]. *VFR

1908 International agreement to use SOS for distress signal signed. An International Radiotelegraphic Convention, ... met in Berlin in 1906. This body signed an international agreement on November 3, 1906, with an effective date of July 1, 1908. An extensive collection of Service Regulations was included to supplement the Convention, and in particular Article XVI adopted Germany's Notzeichen distress signal as the international standard, stating: "Ships in distress shall use the following signal: · · · — — — · · · repeated at brief intervals". *Citizens Compendium

1918 Florian Cajori (1859–1930) appointed professor of the history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the few such chairs in the the world. During the next twelve years he published 159 papers on the history of mathematics. *VFR

1948 The Bell System Technical Journal publishes the first part of Claude Shannon's "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", regarded as a foundation of information theory, introducing the concept of Shannon entropy and adopting the term Bit. *Wik

1964 The New York Times, in a full page ad, announced that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward would play a game on an elliptical pool table. It had a pocket at one focus so that if the ball passed over the other focus it would bank off the rail into the pocket. [UMAP Journal, 4(1983), p. 176; Recreational Mathematics Magazine, no. 14, January-February 1964] *VFR

1980 A method of trisecting any given acute angle Origami is demonstrated. Hisashi Abe invented this idea and published in July, 1980 edition of the Japanese journal "Suugaku Seminar"(Mathematics Seminar). For this method, and more ways to trisect the angle, see this post.
*Takaya Iwamoto

2001 The last occurrence that there were 3 eclipses in one month, and of which two solar eclipses. For July 2000 being on 1st a partial solar eclipse, 16th a total lunar eclipse, and 31st a partial solar eclipse. The next occurrence with a month with 3 eclipses will be December 2206 with a partial solar eclipse on 1st and 30th and a total lunar eclipse on 16th. Ref. Fred Espenak 06/00 SEML. *NSEC

2010 Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman turned down the Clay Millineum prize of one million dollars, saying that he considers his contribution to proving the Poincaré conjecture to be no greater than that of Richard Hamilton, who introduced the theory of Ricci flow with the aim of attacking the geometrization conjecture. On March 18 It had been announced that he had met the criteria to receive the first Clay Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. *Wik

2015 Michael Elmhirst Cates, becomes the 19th Lucasian Professor of Mathematic at the University of Cambridge. Professor Cates is a physicist and Professor of Natural Philosophy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Previous recognitions for Prof. Cates include Maxwell Medal and Prize (1991), the Paul Dirac Medal and Prize (2009), and the Weissenberg Award (2013). He will assume the chair from another Physicist, Michael Green. He follows a line that began with Isaac Barrow and Isaac Newton and includes Charles Babbage, Paul Dirac, and Stephen Hawking


BIRTHS

1646 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) born in Leipzig, Germany. Leibniz occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. He developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's mathematical notation has been widely used ever since it was published. He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685[4] and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is at the foundation of virtually all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is mostly noted for his optimism, e.g. his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or a priori definitions rather than to empirical evidence. Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, linguistics, and information science. He wrote works on politics, law, ethics, theology, history, philosophy, and philology. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. As of 2010, there is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz.*Wik

1779 John Farrar (July 1, 1779 – May 8, 1853) born at Lincoln, Massachusetts. As Hollis professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard, he was responsible for a sweeping modernization of the science and mathematics curriculum, including the change from Newton’s to Leibniz’s notation for the calculus. *VFR

1788 Jean Victor Poncelet (July 1, 1788 – December 22, 1867) born in Metz, France. He taught engineering and mechanics, but had a hobby of much greater interest—projective geometry. *VFR French mathematician and engineer whose study of the pole and polar lines associated with conic led to the principle of duality. While serving as an engineer in Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign as an engineer, he was left for dead at Krasnoy, but then captured. During his imprisonment he studied projective geometry and wrote a treatise on analytic geometry. Released in 1814, he returned to France, and in 1822 published Traité des propriétés projectives des figures in which he presented his fundamental ideas of projective geometry such as the cross-ratio, perspective, involution and the circular points at infinity. As a professor of mechanics (1825-35), he applied mechanics to improve waterwheels and was able to double their efficiency.*TIS

1848 Emil Weyr (1 July 1848 in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) - 25 Jan 1894 in Vienna, Austria) His father Frantisek Weyr, was a professor of mathematics at a realschule (secondary school) in Prague from 1855. Emil was four years older than his brother Eduard Weyr who also became a famous mathematician. Emil attended the realschule in Prague where his father taught, then studied at the Prague Polytechnic from 1865 to 1868 where he was taught geometry by Vilém Fiedler.
He studied in Italy with Cremona and Casorati during the academic year 1870-71 returning to Prague where he continued to teach. In 1872 he was elected to be Head of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. In 1875 he was appointed as professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna. He, together with his brother Eduard Weyr, were the main members of the Austrian geometric school. They were interested in descriptive geometry, then in projective geometry and their interests turned towards algebraic and synthetic methods in geometry. Among many works Emil Weyr published were Die Elemente der projectivischen Geometrie and Über die Geometrie der alten Aegypter.
Emil Weyr led the geometry school in Vienna throughout the 1880's up until his death. Together with Gustav von Escherich, Emil Weyr founded the important mathematical journal Monatshefte fuer Mathematik und Physik in 1890. The first volumes of the journal contain papers written by his brother Eduard. In 1891 Emil Weyr became one of the first 19 founder members of the Royal Czech Academy of Sciences. *SAU

1906 Jean Dieudonn´e (1 July 1906 – 29 November 1992) born. *VFR French mathematician and educator known for his writings on abstract algebra, functional analysis, topology, and his theory of Lie groups. Dieudonné was one of the two main contributors to the Bourbaki series of texts. He began his mathematical career working on the analysis of polynomials. He worked in a wide variety of mathematical areas including general topology, topological vector spaces, algebraic geometry, invariant theory and the classical groups. *TIS



DEATHS


1957 Donald McIntosh (Banffshire, 13 January 1868 – Invernesshire, 1 July 1957) graduated from the University of Aberdeen and taught at George Watson's Ladies College in Edinburgh. He was appointed a Director of Education. He became Secretary of the EMS in 1899 and President in 1905. *SAU

1963 Bevan Braithwaite Baker (1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland - 1 July 1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland) graduated from University College London. After service in World War I he became a lecturer at Edinburgh University and was Secretary of the EMS from 1921 to 1923. He left to become Professor at Royal Holloway College London. *SAU

1971 Sir William Lawrence Bragg (31 Mar 1890; 1 Jul 1971 at age 81) was an Australian-English physicist and X-ray crystallographer who at the early age of 25, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 (with his father, Sir William Bragg). Lawrence Bragg formulated the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure: nλ = 2dsinθ which relates the wavelength of x-rays, λ, the angle of incidence on a crystal, θ, and the spacing of crystal planes, d, for x-ray diffraction, where n is an integer (1, 2, 3, etc.). Together, the Braggs worked out the crystal structures of a number of substances. Early in this work, they showed that sodium chloride does not have individual molecules in the solid, but is an array of sodium and chloride ions. *TIS

1983 Richard Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was a U.S. engineer and architect who developed the geodesic dome, the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure, and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions (i.e., beyond which the structural strength must be insufficient). Fuller also invented a wide range of other paradigm-shifting machines and structural systems. He was especially interested in high-strength-to-weight designs, with a maximum of utility for minimum of material. His designs and engineering philosophy are part of the foundation of contemporary high-tech design aesthetics. He held over 2000 patents.*TIS
This is another one who died within two weeks of his date of birth. I must organize data on this...



Credits :
*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
*WM = Women of Mathematics, Grinstein & Campbell
          Active Directory Administrator - (Boston)   
Job Description Job Description The successful candidate for this position will: Provide and maintain support for a robust and resilient infrastructure for DCMA's authorization and authentication requirements Maintain Support for the enterprise Active Directory environment and resolve any errors therein. Provide expertise on Active Directory integration and capacity planning May prepare and present management with reports on system availability, and communicate issues and recommended solutions in common terms to non-technical enterprise Active Directory stakeholders Function as a Senior Level Technical resource regarding Active Directory issues to messaging administrators, programmers, web developers, network security engineers, database analysts, field services technicians, network managers, and implementation teams Conduct Windows server administration Provide advanced trouble shooting of WSUS, DNS, DHCP, and IIS Diagnose and resolve production incidents in an analytical and methodical manner Build and maintain partnerships with agency and Active Directory support clients Develop, implement and update disaster recovery plans for supported systems Basic Qualifications Senior level experience managing large scale server environments Senior level experience troubleshooting server issues and diagnosing root cause of issue Knowledge of virtualization and server consolidation using VMware Virtual Infrastructure and associated tools. Must have in-depth experience in designing, managing, and supporting at a senior level: o Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure, including Hands-on experience administering Microsoft Active Directory o 2008/2012 in a multi-site and multi-domain organization o Microsoft WSUS infrastructure o ADFS infrastructure o DNS infrastructure o AD Replication Must be able to assess and review Enterprise server infrastructure, and take proactive measures to ensure continued stability, and assist in the development and/or revision of server based standards, guidelines and policies as determined by internal stake holders Must be able to Troubleshoot at a senior level issues with servers, server operating system and software, including experience troubleshooting issues in a high availability production environment, load balancers, disaster recovery and encryption Strong working knowledge of standards and protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, WINS, SMTP, RPC, HTTPS; including knowledge of forest to forest trusts Scripting expertise on Windows Server 2008 – 2012 as well as knowledge of IIS and networking concepts, VPN’ s, etc. Must be willing to work on call and after hours to support Operations worldwide.
          Sr DevOps Developer - (Boston)   
Job Description Description Are you a software operations leader with a passion for accelerating release cadences and operational excellence? Are you energized by taking responsibility for simplifying complex systems and creating robust lights-out operations? Clarivate Analytics’ CompuMark protects 9 out of the World’s Top 10 Most Valuable Brands.
          Systems Analyst:Guidewire Developer - (Webster)   
Systems Analyst Guidewire Developer Location a Webster MA Job Summary Are you looking for a position that offers advancement opportunities great benefits and recognition for a job well done Join MAFPRE Insurance MAPFRE Insurance is a forward thinking insurance company offering friendly service from over professionals focused on taking care of you and your family For decades MAPFRE Insurance has been protecting families and their possessions with quality insurance coverage and a strong commitment to service excellence Your Future Starts Here Systems Analyst Guidewire Developer Design develop and maintain complex application systems working both individually and within a team environment The Systems Analyst will ensure that department standards and quality control processes are upheld and company needs are satisfied Lead the decision making process with IT management and team members and make recommendations to effectively implement project requirements Job Requirements Education Bachelor s Degree or professional level of knowledge in a specialized field or equivalent related experience Experience years or Associates Degree equivalent plus years Knowledge Complete understanding and knowledge of industry practices standards and concepts within field of work Applies them to perform or lead work requiring extensive analytical business skills Decision Making Makes decisions related to a wide variety of situations within management limits Interprets guidelines and procedures applying judgment and discretion Decisions influence portions of a project client relationships and or expenditures Supervision Received Works independently under general supervision Work is reviewed for overall adequacy in meeting objectives Leadership Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff as needed Takes a lead role in group team or project Problem Solving Operations Direct Work Involvement Applies knowledge to determine solutions to complex problems with minimal direction Uses research and analysis to develop innovative and practical solutions which are consistent with organizational objectives Client Contacts Contacts other departments and or external organizations or parties frequently Contacts are primarily at or below upper management levels Represents organization on specific projects Communication may involve persuasion and negotiation Additional Knowledge Skills and Abilities Specific technical skill sets Guidewire Specifically in the domain of Policy Claims and Billing Java Developer with years experience and GOSU G Script Demonstrated mastery of the duties and responsibilities of the Programmer Analyst position as outlined in the job description Exceptional analytical decision making and problem solving abilities Proven ability to create complex system and database designs which are flexible efficient and maintainable Proven ability to recommend complex software solutions Experience with testing tools Experience with the company development platforms preferred Procedural development workflow analysis experience essential Knowledge of systems and the business functions of customer areas preferred Understanding of the business and technical elements of the insurance industry preferred Proven ability to provide accurate estimates for project deliverables Ability to coach and direct staff in a demanding technical environment Exceptional interpersonal communication and presentation skills both written and verbal Exceptional listening skills and negotiating and influencing skills Exceptional organizational and time management skills Ability to manage group dynamics facilitate effective team interaction and negotiate effectively Ability to multi task manage details and execute effective follow through Ability to develop quality contingency plans Thorough working knowledge of a System Development Methodology Proficiency in the use of desktop applications Demonstrated dependability in a highly dynamic environment MAPFRE is committed to recognizing our employees as our most valuable resource We know our employees are the foundation for our accomplishments Thata s why we offer so many opportunities to share in the success they help us achieve We are MAPFRE We are people who take care of people If you require an accommodation for a disability so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact the MAPFRE Insurance Talent Acquisition team at talentacquisition mapfreusa com We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer INDEED Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qxk8m?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Cyber Security Engineer - (Newton)   
Job DescriptionWant to work for a dynamic company that feels nice and compact but boasts the perks of companies several times its size? With its rapid growth and global nature, Octo may be the place for you! Octo Telematics, NA is seeking a Cyber Security Engineer to design, test, implement and monitor security measures for OctoA cents € (TM) s Systems.Responsibilities:A' . Analyze and establish security requirements for OctoA cents € (TM) s systems/networksA' . Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destructionA' . Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.A' . Define access privileges, control structures and resourcesA' . Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessmentsA' . Identify abnormalities and report violationsA' . Oversee and monitor routine security administrationA' . Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocolsA' . Train fellow employees in security awareness, protocols and proceduresA' . Design and conduct security audits to ensure operational securityA' . Respond immediately to security incidents and provide post-incident analysisA' . Research and recommend security upgradesA' . Provide technical advice to colleaguesQualifications:A' . Bachelor in Computer Science, Cyber Security or a related technical fieldA' . 5 years plus experience in Cyber SecurityA' . 5 years plus experience in Cyber SecuritySecurity Expertise:A' . Expertise in security technology with one r more product certification in (BlueCoat, Cisco, SonicWall, Damballa, IBM, Kapersky, MSAB, Microsoft AD, TippingPoint, F5, VMware)TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switchingDLP, anti-virus and anti-malwareFirewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocolsSecure coding practices, ethical hacking and threat modelingWindows, UNIX and Linux operating systemsISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworksPCI, HIPAA, NIST, GLBA and SOX compliance assessmentsC, C++, C#, Java or PHP programming languagesSecurity and Event Management (SIEM)Desirable Security Certifications:A' . Security+: CompTIAA cents € (TM) s popular base-level security certificationA' . CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing and SwitchingA' . CEH: Certified Ethical HackerA' . GSEC / GCIH / GCIA: GIAC Security CertificationsA' . CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Company DescriptionOCTO NA is a global leader in software and data analytics for the insurance and auto markets, with over four million connected users worldwide and a vast database of 380 billion km of driving data.
          Analytic Semigroups and Optimal regularity in Parabolic Problems   

          Business Intelligence Developer / Designer - (Woburn)   
SummaryOur client is seeking a Business Intelligence Designer/Developer to provide expertise in BI software development tools and modeling techniques.Job RequirementsThe incumbent understands physical data models and creates BI logical and presentation models to meet business reporting and analytics requirements.The incumbent must Proficient in relational and dimensional modeling techniques in order to create optimal BI models that are easy to present in dashboards and reports.The incumbent is expected to be an expert in BI modeling tools such as Cognos Framework Manager and/or Oracle OBIEE repository design.The incumbent is responsible for BI software design, development, testing, and documentation.Job Responsibilities: Design, development, document, and test BI software based on user requirement specificationDesign and develop BI models (star schemas, cubes, subject areas) using tools such as Cognos Framework Manager and OBIEE RPD (repository) designerWork closely with data modelers, reports and analytics developers and bridges the gap between the two disciplinesStructure data for optimal presentation, access, performance, and integrationImplement and maintain object level and data level securityDocument the metadata and data dictionary in collaboration with Business AnalystsDocument all processes and support source code control using standard tools and processesMaintain current knowledge of the technology industry, including leading tools and best practicesSet standards for technical documentationMaintain BI objects, catalog, and folderWork closely with BI administrators in production support and maintenanceGlobal Technical Talent, Inc (GTT) is a fast growing elite IT Staffing Company located in Portsmouth, NH with an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients located nationallyBusiness Intelligence Designer / Developer Cognos Framework Manager Oracle OBIEE repository design Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qilku?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Software Engineer IV - (Newton)   
Software Engineer IVQualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other Related Technical Degree * 5+ years' experience with enterprise application development with Java * Strong foundation in the object-oriented programming paradigm * Proficiency with Domain Driven Design * Amazon Web Services-specific experience o Developing applications in AWS Lambda with Java 8 o Experience using Kinesis analytics, SNS, RedShift o General understanding of AWS managed services * Proficiency with Junit and experience in developing test cases for applications deployed on AWS managed services * Proficient with Git / GitHub * Understanding of and comfortable with DevOps ways of working * Good understanding of the Software Development Life-Cycle * Flexible and open to changing needs and expectations * Able to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment * Excellent communication skillsRedshift AWS, Java, OOP Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009qgq4v?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Software Development Engineer in Test - Folio - (Ipswich)   
SkillsRequirements:5+ yrs Java & Object Oriented Design/ProgrammingImplementation of 1 or more production RESTful interfaces in a microservices model2+ yrs product implementation experience with databases, both SQL and NoSQL ? PostgreSQL specifically is a plus2+ yrs product implementation experience in a cloud computing environment ? AWS specifically is a plus3+ yrs experience using Agile and/or SAFePreferred Qualifications:CI/CD using (eg) Jenkins, Maven, GradleSCM - Git/GitHubTest Driven Development (TDD) and Automated Unit TestingDeveloping automated integration and acceptance testsAutomating UI testing (eg Selenium, Sauce Labs)Developing performance and load tests at high scale (eg JMeter)General HTTP knowledge including familiarity with cURL or similar toolsLinux ? general knowledge, shell scripting ? RedHat/Amazon Linux specifically is a plusVirtualization ? Docker, Vagrant, etc.Open Source Software ? general knowledge SW dev model, experience contributing toRAML, JSON, XMLJavaScript and related tools/frameworks ? Both client-side and server-side - React, Node.js, webpack, npm/yarn, etc.Security related experience ?SSO, OAuth, SAML, LDAP, etc.Logging/Monitoring/Alerting/Analytics ? SumoLogic, Datadog, collectd, SNMP, JMX, etc.Why the North Shore of Boston and EBSCO are great places to live and work!Here at EBSCO we will provide relocation assistance to the best and brightest people. We are 45 minutes outside of Boston just minutes from the beach in Ipswich, MA. Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms.
          Host Analytics Named an Overall Experience Leader in Dresner Wisdom of Crowds Report   

Host Analytics Achieves Perfect 5.0/5.0 'Recommend' Score From Users Worldwide


          IBM’s Watson will analyze Wimbledon to suggest the best matches   

IBM's Watson can apparently do everything. From manufacturing and medical treatment planning to portrait drawing and filing your taxes, there seems to be no limit to what the Jeopardy-winning AI can do. And next week, Watson will be offering its services to the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Source: Bloomberg


          App-Nutzung: Deutschland ist stark bei Shopping-Apps   
Die App-Analytics-Firma App Annie erwartet bis 2021 eine Verdoppelung auf weltweit 6,3 Milliarden App-Nutzer. Smartphone-Apps sollen dann für insgesamte jährliche Einnahmen von 6,3 Billionen Dollar sorgen. Derzeit besonders im Trend liegt die Kategorie "Reise und Lokales".
          Production Supervisor - 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Demonstrated excellent analytical skills and ability to solve problems and make decisions. Supervisor for Sheet Metal Fabrication – 2nd shift*....
From Indeed - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:07:03 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation - Brooklyn, NY   
Strong analytical skills and experience with income-producing real estate, corporate level financing, tax structuring, debt structuring, negotiating and...
From Indeed - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:54:17 GMT - View all Brooklyn, NY jobs
          Payroll Administrator - Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation - Brooklyn, NY   
Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Senior Vice President & Controller*....
From Indeed - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 22:49:29 GMT - View all Brooklyn, NY jobs
          Solutions Sales Associate Development Program - RR Donnelley - Township of Woodbridge, NJ   
Very strong analytical and problem solving skills. If you are interested in launching a sales career in an exciting industry, the Associate Development Program...
From RR Donnelley - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:39:22 GMT - View all Township of Woodbridge, NJ jobs
          Property Claims Specialist (Home Inspection of Contents) Part Time - Enservio - Cement City, MI   
Strong problem solving and analytical skills. SOS (Service on Site) is a division of Enservio, a Solera Holdings Inc....
From Indeed - Tue, 02 May 2017 18:21:32 GMT - View all Cement City, MI jobs
          Senior Internal Auditor - USI Insurance Services - Glen Allen, VA   
Exceptionally strong analytical ability and superior work ethic. The Senior Internal Auditor is primarily responsible for leading and participating in financial...
From USI Holdings Corporation - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:26:20 GMT - View all Glen Allen, VA jobs
          Team Member Overnight - Burger King | Ghai Management - Bakersfield, CA   
Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Gives a high level of customer service by performing the following duties....
From Burger King - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:05:41 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Team Member - Burger King | Ghai Management - Bakersfield, CA   
Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Gives a high level of customer service by performing the following duties....
From Burger King - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:05:41 GMT - View all Bakersfield, CA jobs
          Analytical Laboratory Chemist - Praxair - Morrisville, PA   
Analytical Laboratory Chemist. Produce accurate analytical certifications. Specialty Gas Analytical Laboratory Chemist - 3rd Shift....
From Praxair - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:08:08 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Specialty Gas Lab Technician - Praxair - Morrisville, PA   
Perform routine analytical work on medical and specialty gases using various types of analytical equipment including gas chromatographs and process analyzers....
From Praxair - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:41:35 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Chemical Lab Technician - Praxair - Morrisville, PA   
Perform routine analytical work on medical and specialty gases using various types of analytical equipment including gas chromatographs and process analyzers....
From Praxair - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:17:52 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Night Supervisor - Wawa - Morrisville, PA   
Good analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. The Night Supervisor is responsible for the complete operations of the store when a more senior...
From Wawa - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 05:07:14 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Shift Supervisor Management Trainee - CVS Health - Morrisville, PA   
Deductive reasoning ability, analytical skills and computer skills. The Shift Supervisor Trainee role is an entry-level, short-term role that prepares an...
From CVS Health - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 05:32:40 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Human Resource Manager - PA & New England - Univar - Morrisville, PA   
Demonstrate ability for critical thinking to assist leaders in decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment, and highly developed personal, analytical and...
From Univar - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:36:13 GMT - View all Morrisville, PA jobs
          Senior Project Manager - JBT Corporation - Stratford, WI   
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities....
From JBT Corporation - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:33:45 GMT - View all Stratford, WI jobs
          ACE EPIC BLM UT: Rangeland Management Internship - American Conservation Experience - Member - Moab, UT   
Good writing and analytical skills. American Conservation Experience, a nationwide Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land... $400 a week
From American Conservation Experience - Member - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:07:38 GMT - View all Moab, UT jobs
          High Pressure Boiler Operator - Mafco Worldwide LLC - Camden, NJ   
Excellent analytical skills. Boiler/Wastewater Treatment Operator is responsible to:....
From Indeed - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:12:32 GMT - View all Camden, NJ jobs
          Mechanical Design Engineer - Holtec International - Camden, NJ   
Excellent math, analytical and problem-solving skills. The Technical Sponsor/Mechanical Designer Engineer is responsible for designing equipment for use in the...
From Holtec International - Tue, 16 May 2017 23:55:07 GMT - View all Camden, NJ jobs
          Mac和Windows哪个好?原来美国人民是这么想的   
  虽然Windows系统在当前仍然主宰者90%以上的桌面计算机系统,但Mac用户显然更具忠诚度。据研究公司Verto Analytics的数据显示,在美国计算机用户中,有21%的 Windows系统笔记本用户表示有机会就愿意切换至Mac电 […]
          General Labourer - Entry Level Technician - ALS Global - Whitehorse, YT   
Engaging in our safety culture to meet and exceed safety standards; Learning and using industry leading procedures and processes in analytical testing;...
From ALS Global - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:00:34 GMT - View all Whitehorse, YT jobs
          General Labourer - Entry Level Technician - ALS Group - Whitehorse, YT   
Engaging in our safety culture to meet and exceed safety standards; Learning and using industry leading procedures and processes in analytical testing;...
From ALS Group - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:26:33 GMT - View all Whitehorse, YT jobs
          ​Fintech firm with ties to Charlotte acquires marketing software company for banks, credit unions   
It's the first acquisition by the company, which offers marketing analytics software and other services to banks and credit unions, since being bought by a private equity firm last year run by former Bank of America executives.

          Productivity Manager - Hyatt - Toronto, ON   
Review volume forecast, adjust as necessary, and enter into KRONOS. Analyzes and reports on metrics provided by the Kronos Analytics tool....
From Hyatt - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:04:44 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Yandex Metrica mı daha iyi Google Analytics mi?   
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          Writer - Narcity Media - Regina, SK   
Has interest in web analytics, community creation, lifestyle. We focus on creating content that engages people who live or want to live in major cities....
From Narcity Media - Mon, 01 May 2017 20:41:46 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES   
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES 6/29/17Central Region Refer a Friend Save Apply Job ID: SP06291777763Great People. Real Opportunities.Description: Click here to Learn More about a Career with Compass Group A family of companies and experiences As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 200,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states. Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today! great people. great services. great results. Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar. Compass Group North America has a Regional Vice President of Sales supporting SSC K12 Services. This professional top-performer will be an organized self-starter who has the proven ability to work independently as well as coordinate the activities of a team. Will lead and coordinate selling efforts into education accounts within the United States. Preferred that individual based in major metro city within the Central, US; must live in a major metro city. Key Responsibilities: + Identifying an "A” portfolio of targets + Coordinate sales activity with respective RSD's within the region + Define the appropriate value propositions for the service offering to new clients + Effectively communicate to management, sales and operating teams on the WITY and solutions to meet prospect needs. + This position requires a highly skilled and experienced sales professional that can work collaboratively in a complex organization structure while producing results. Preferred Qualifications + BA or equivalent experience + Ten or more years of sales, sales strategy and team leadership + Experience in food services/support servives and a strong knowledge of Education / FM + Proven track record of deal making + Able and willing to take risks + Strong interpersonal skills + Strong analytical and financial skills needed to analyze and summarize data quickly and effectively + Competitive, self-starting, resilient individual + Good organization skills needed to manage multiple high level deals at one time Apply to Compass Group today! Click here to Learn More about the Compass Story Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law. Requirements: Career LevelExecutive (VP,SVP,EVP)SectorCompass Corporate, SSCAreas of InterestSalesEducationBachelor's DegreeLocaleCentral RegionPreferred LanguageEnglish
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Data Science Analyst-Enterprise Modeling & Governance Support   
**Description:** This position will focus on the use of information and analytics to improve health and optimize customer and business processes\. It also requires the ability to pair technical and analytical skills to perform day to day job duties\. May also assist in the designing and implementation of systems and use of programming skills to analyze and report insights that drive action\. Assist in the research, validation and development of Predictive models and Identification algorithms\. **Responsibilities:** • Identify, extract, manipulate, analyze and summarize data to deliver insights to business stakeholders\. • Source data can consist of medical and pharmacy claims, program activity and participation data, as well as demographic, census, biometric, marketing and health risk assessment data\. • Perform Model Governance duties such as maintaining a library of Predictive Models and monitoring the model accuracy and performance of these models\. And other required model governance activities\. **Qualifications:** • **Bachelor’s degree in Math, Statistics or Public Health or professional analytical experience\. Qualifying backgrounds include: epidemiologists, quantitative MBAs, quantitative sociologists, data miners, behavioral economists, qualitative researchers, economists, statisticians, or biostatisticians\.** • Strong analytical, communication and technical skills • Problem solving and critical thinking skills • Experience extracting and manipulating large data \(ie: a minimum of 1 million records\) across multiple data platforms\. • Familiarity with healthcare claims data • At least 1 years coding in SAS and/or SQL experience • Familiarity with Hadoop and Teradata coding highly desired\. **US** **Candidates Only** : Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status\. If you require a special accommodation, please visit our Careers website or contact us atSeeYourself@cigna\.com\. **Primary Location:** Bloomfield\-Connecticut **Other Locations:** United States\-North Carolina\-Raleigh, United States\-Colorado\-Greenwood Village, United States\-Tennessee\-Chattanooga, United States\-Pennsylvania\-Philadelphia **Work Locations:** 900 Cottage Grove Road Wilde Bloomfield 06152 **Job:** Bus Ops\-\-Operations Mgmt \(Bus\) **Schedule:** Regular **Shift:** Standard **Employee Status:** Individual Contributor **Job Type:** Full\-time **Job Level:** Day Job **Travel:** Yes, 25 % of the Time **Job Posting:** Jun 29, 2017, 10:35:24 AM
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Dispatcher   
**Summary** Actively engages in a circle of service with all drivers ensuring that each driver has the most accurate information needed in order to be effective. Directly drives utilization, driver retention, and revenue **Duties & Responsibilities** * Ensures that ETA's and PTA's remain accurate for each driver within their region for the entire scope of the load. * Proactively locates and coordinates empty trailers in order to get them back into a utilization status. * Identifies any existing and potential service deviations and minimizes any and all impact to the customer while maintaining capacity optimization. * Maintains SATCOM notes for each driver ensuring their accuracy and timeliness. * Communicates and addresses all Dispatch challenges to Load Planner. Addresses Load Planner/Planning Manager with potential solution. * Proactively informs management, Customer Service, and Fleet Management of all issues affecting a load. * Repower loads as needed. * Instruct driver on where to pick-up and deliver loads; provide accurate and detailed information regarding directions, load information, pick-up/delivery times and other special load related information. * Accurately input load and driver related information into the system. **Qualifications** Education * Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a high school diploma Experience * 0-2 years operational experience * AS400 experience preferred Skills/Certifications * Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel * Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills * Comprehensive knowledge of regulations impacting daily operations (DOT national and state) * Demonstrates a basic knowledge of US geography and the calculation of transit times across multiple US time zones **Work Environment:**this job operates in a normal professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and fax machines, and filing cabinets. **Physical Requirements:** while performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently stands, walks, uses hands to finger, handle or feel; and reaches with hands and arms. This is an hourly position with a paygrade of HR09. *Date Posted:* 06 / 29 / 2017 *City:* Chattanooga *Shift Details:* Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; 4PM-4AM *State:* TN *Requisition Number:* 9589 *Shift:* Weekend - Nights *Full/Part Time Status:* Full Time
          Office Administrator/Office Manager   
NJ-Madison, Office Administrator Medmeme, LLC is currently seeking an experienced Office Administrator to join our team in Madison, NJ 07940. About Us: We are an Information Technology Company with offices, in New York, New Jersey and India. More than a decade ago, Medmeme developed a data analytics solution for creating more accurate and objective profiles of Scientific Experts for the Medical Affairs commun
          Operation Insights & Analytics Manager - 99 TAXIS - São Paulo, SP   
Criar dashboards incríveis, belos e intuitivos - para fomentar a visão de dados "self-service"; Sobre a 99....
De 99 TAXIS - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:06:16 GMT - Visualizar todas as empregos: São Paulo, SP
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Transport Driver - (6891)   

AmeriGas


Job Details

Transport Driver - (6891)

Job Class Full-time
Location # Chattanooga, TN 37403 US (Primary)
Job Type PTI - Terminal Drivers DOT

Job Description
AmeriGas Propane is the nation's largest propane distributor, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and motor fuel propane customers in all 50 states. AmeriGas is listed on the New York stock exchange [NYSE: APU].  For more information visit our website at www.amerigas.com.

TO APPLY, EITHER APPLY ONLINE OR CALL THE TOLL FREE JOB LINE AT 1- 866-364-4361

Job Summary (Purpose):  

The Transport Driver drives a tanker truck (11,400 gallon capacity) to pick up propane at the supply point (e.g. refinery, pipeline terminal, storage facility) and deliver it to area AmeriGas facilities.  The driver will make four to five pick-ups and deliveries per day, driving an average of 500 miles per day and working up to 14 hours per day.  Approximately 80 percent of the driver's time is spent driving or waiting in line at the supply point.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

 
  • Drive the tanker truck to pick up propane at the refinery and deliver to area AmeriGas facilities; approximately 45 minutes is required to load or unload the truck. 
  • Attach terminal hoses to the truck connections to pump propane into the tanker. 
  • Use permanent hoses attached to the filling ports or the hoses stored in the truck to unload the tanker.  The hoses stored on the truck come in two sizes: 20 feet long, three inches in diameter; and 19 feet long, 1½  inches in diameter. 
  • Perform twice daily truck inspections. 
  • May climb ladders at some AmeriGas facilities to check gauges at the top of the bulk tanks. 

Education and Experience Required:

 
  • 3 Years Tractor and Trailer Experience.  200,000 miles minimum 
  • 1 Year Tanker Experience within the last 3 years, preferred 
  • Hazmat and Tanker Endorsement 
  • Eligible for a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) 
  • No Accidents in the Previous 3 years 
  • No More Than One Moving Violation in the Previous 2 years 

Working Conditions:

 
  • Environmental conditions such as rain, mud, ice, snow, and uneven terrain may affect this job.

AmeriGas is a Drug Free Workplace.  Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.  AmeriGas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Spirits Industry - Large Account - Business Development   

Neenah Paper

# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-TN-Chattanooga
Category Sales


Overview:



Neenah Paper is growing and we are actively searching for an individual with strong ties to the Spirits Industry for a high-profile Large Account - Business Development position. This is a B2B sales role with primary focus of developing new and existing relationships with key end users that could purchase multiple Neenah products in large accounts. This requires an individual with a proven track record of selling into large accounts with multiple customers. Individuals with a hunter mentality, can network within a matrixed environment and ability to identify client needs, will do well. Experience in the beauty/cosmetic or distilled spirit industry is highly preferred.



Neenah produces high-grade fine paper, packaging, filtration and performance materials that are recognized in the industry for their brand, image and performance; www.neenah.com.






Responsibilities:



Large Account + New business development- Developing new and existing relationships with key end users that could purchase or specify Neenah fine paper, packaging & wide format products.
  • Identify and target new business opportunities with end users & converters who understand the value of brand, image & performance.
  • Depending on circumstances be able to work independently, with design agencies or print representatives to develop new business.
  • Activate new business either directly or through merchant distribution.



Manage & Develop new and existing accounts within assigned territory.
  • Full time hunting!!! Identify, prospect, qualify and nurture end users accounts leading to new business for Neenah Paper.
  • Develop target list of accounts along with strategic plan to execute and attain results.
  • Utilize prospecting and networking resources such as Data.com, LinkedIn, Book of Lists, trade shows, etc.
  • Collaborate with in market colleagues on market planning activities, merchant meetings, and local events.



Qualifications:



  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum 5 - 8 years B2B LARGE ACCOUNT sales experience; manufacturing, distribution or specialty accounts highly preferred.
  • Up to 50% travel with likelihood of International travel.
  • Ability to understand and to articulate premium products.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills required.
  • Hunter mentality with a proven track record to seek and develop new business.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment.
  • Utilize Salesforce.com for tracking and organization to lead develop and order.




Neenah Paper, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran's status or on the basis of disability. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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          Technical Architect- Analytics and Data Management - DXC Technology - Central Singapore   
Merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard. DXC Technology (NYSE:....
From DXC Technology - Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:53 GMT - View all Central Singapore jobs
          Analyst, Supply Chain - Indigo Books & Music - Toronto, ON   
Perform analysis of data in Indigo internal systems e.g. flow performance reporting, analytics to support flow initiatives/projects....
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          Promotion   

Bibliographie à mettre à jour, mais bon, le nouveau site des auteurs en Auvergne Rhône-Alpes a été amélioré...

 


          Друзья в беде рубль не бросят   

Июнь стал худшим месяцем для рубля с ноября 2015 года. Дивергенция в монетарной политике ФРС и Центробанка РФ, обвал цен на нефть вопреки продлению соглашения ОПЕК о сокращении добычи и новые санкции со стороны Сената США заставили поклонников «россиянина» умерить собственные аппетиты. Вместе с тем концовка месяца прошла для «медведей» по USD/RUB на мажорной ноте: Brent и WTI вошли в коррекцию на фоне наиболее быстрого снижения американской добычи черного золота с июля 2016; доллар США попал под удар центробанков-конкурентов из-за намерений последних ужесточить денежно-кредитную политику, а Палата представителей тянет с одобрением санкций. «Быки» по USD/RUB были вынуждены отступить, но надолго ли?

Несмотря на рост политических рисков, carry-трейдеров не так-то просто выгнать из России. С учетом существующей доходности по инструментам местного долгового рынка игроки на разнице с начала года сумели заработать около 9% в долларовом выражении, в то время как средние значения показателя для облигаций развивающихся стран составили 6,2%. Если бы не 4% проседание рубля в июне, результат был бы еще лучше. В итоге доля нерезидентов в объеме российского госдолга, выраженного при помощи облигаций, продолжила рост.

Динамика доли нерезидентов в структуре российского рынка госдолга

Источник: Bloomberg.

Именно carry-трейдеры стояли за плечами выдающихся успехов рубля в 2016 и в начале 2017, однако акцент центробанков-эмитентов валют G10 на ужесточение денежно-кредитной политики может негативно отразиться на их активности. В частности, заявление Марио Драги о возможности нормализации в случае дальнейшего восстановления экономики еврозоны стоит рассматривать как сигнал о снижении масштабов поступающей на рынок ликвидности. Одновременно растут риски увеличения неопределенности и волатильности в связи с тем, что инвесторы не будут знать, в каком объеме ЕЦБ сократит QE.

На мой взгляд, в панику по этому поводу впадать не стоит. Деньги продолжат поступать на финансовые рынки, по меньшей мере до второй половины 2018, что должно поддерживать высокий спрос на рискованные активы. К тому же евро является не единственной валютой фондирования, а желание Банка Японии управлять кривой доходности позволяет рассчитывать на сохранение обильных инъекций ликвидности.

Несмотря на недавнюю панику на американском рынке акций, поводов для глубокой коррекции немного. Мировая экономика растет, ВВП США во втором-третьем кварталах продолжит набирать обороты, ставки по-прежнему низки, а слабый доллар увеличивает вероятность роста корпоративных доходов. Распродажи, вероятнее всего, начнутся в конце августа – начале сентября, когда в центре внимания СМИ окажутся проблема потолка госдолга и налоговая реформа Трампа.

Технически на дневном графике имеет место формирование диапазона консолидации 58,2-59,9 в рамках паттерна «Всплеск и полка» на базе 1-2-3. Выход котировок за его пределы усилит риски роста котировок в направлении 61 или, напротив, - вероятность восстановления нисходящего тренда.

USD/RUB, дневной график

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          Технический и свечной анализ акций IBM Corporation на 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

15-минутный таймфрейм

Техническая картина:

Анализируя график акций компании IBM, видно, что цена продолжает слабейшее движение, преимущественно вбок. Старший канал линейной регрессии направлен вбок, младший – направлен вниз, что разрешает рассматривать длинные позиции на рынке. Текущий «золотой крест» – сильный (так как цена преодолела облако Ишимоку), поэтому ордера на покупку актуальны по этому признаку. На данный момент целью для восходящего движения является первый уровень сопротивления 155,39, который уже был отработан 2 раза. Следующим таргетом для движения вверх выступает 156,67. Сформировалась новая бычья модель «Харами», которая сигнализирует о возможном витке восходящего движения. Индикатор MACD развернулся вниз, сигнализируя о текущем нисходящем движении. Разворот индикатора вверх укажет на виток движения вверх. Стохастик по-прежнему располагается между областями перекупленности и перепроданности, что свидетельствует о неопределенном настроении на рынке и отсутствии трендового движения. На младшем графике видно, что цена еще раз отработала первый таргет 155,39, однако продолжить движение выше этого уровня так и не смогла. Таким образом, сейчас является актуальными длинные позиции с целью уровень сопротивления 155,39, но после преодоления линии Тенкан-сен. Последний верхний фрактал не был обновлен, что говорит в пользу нисходящего движения.

Торговые рекомендации для 4-часового таймфрейма:

Цена акций IBM боковое движение. На текущем графике не рекомендуется рассматривать любые позиции, так как трендовое движение сейчас отсутствует, а волатильность минимальна.

Торговые рекомендации для 15-минутного таймфрейма:

На младшем графике рекомендуется рассматривать ордера на покупку с целью 155,39 при закреплении цены выше 154,63 (Тенкан-сен) и уровнем S/L ниже 154,63 и при направленном вверх индикаторе MACD.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Не рекомендуется переносить открытые сделки на следующую торговую сессию из-за вероятности образования гэпа или же обязательно выставлять ордер Стоп Лосс.

Сигналы, полученные от свечных моделей, наиболее сильные, когда совпадают с другими сигналами (отскок, закрепление, MACD) или требуют своего подтверждения.

Пояснения к иллюстрации (график 1):

Индикатор Ишимоку:

Тенкан-сен – красная линия.

Киджун-сен – синяя линия.

Сенкоу Спан А – светло-коричневая пунктирная линия.

Сенкоу Спан Б – светло-фиолетовая пунктирная линия.

Чинкоу Спан – зеленая линия.

Старший канал линейной регрессии – голубые линии однонаправленного движения.

Младший канал линейной регрессии – фиолетовые линии однонаправленного движения.

Индикатор MACD – красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.

Красные горизонтальные пунктирные линии – уровни поддержки и сопротивления.

Индикатор Stochastic – голубая и красная пунктирные линии в окне индикаторов.

Различные свечные комбинации.

Пояснения к иллюстрации (график 2):

Торговые сессии – вертикальные пунктирные желтые линии.

Красные горизонтальные пунктирные линии – уровни поддержки и сопротивления.

Разноцветные горизонтальные линии – линии индикатора Ишимоку старшего таймфрейма.

Синие крестики – фракталы.

Индикатор MACD – красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Технический и свечной анализ акций Apple на 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

15-минутный таймфрейм

Техническая картина:

Анализируя акции компании Apple 30 июня, видно, что цена возобновила на прошлой сессии движение вниз и отработала второй таргет 142,23. Текущий «мертвый крест» остается сильным(так как цена располагается ниже облака), поэтому шорты индикатор Ишимоку делает доступными для открытия. Оба канала линейной регрессии направлены вверх, поэтому короткие позиции не актуальны по этому признаку. Целью для нисходящего движения инструмента является сейчас второй уровень поддержки 142,23. В случае преодоления этого таргета, целью будет выступать уровень поддержки 140,80. Новая медвежья модель «Харами» просигнализировала о завершении витка восходящей коррекции. MACD развернулся вниз, сигнализируя о нисходящем движении, его разворот наверх укажет на возможное возобновление коррекционного движения. Стохастик покинул область перекупленности, что свидетельствует о нисходящем настроении участников рынка. Отскок от уровня 142,23 может спровоцировать коррекцию. На младшем графике видно, что цена закрепилась обратно ниже линий Тенкан-сен и Киджун-сен и отскочила от уровня 142,23, начав новую локальную коррекцию. Таким образом, короткие позиции сейчас актуальны с целью уровень поддержки 142,23. Последний нижний фрактал обновлен, что указывает на возможное продолжение движения вниз после завершения текущей восходящей коррекции.

Торговые рекомендации для 4-часового таймфрейма:

Цена акций Apple может начать новый виток коррекции. На текущем графике сейчас не рекомендуется рассматривать любые позиции, так как оба канала направлены вверх, а действующий сигнал от Ишимоку – сигнал на продажу.

Торговые рекомендации для 15-минутного таймфрейма:

На 15-минутном графике рекомендуется рассматривать ордера на продажу с целью 142,23 при закреплении цены ниже 145,15 (Тенкан-сен), ордером Stop Loss выше 145,15 и при направленном вниз индикаторе MACD.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Не рекомендуется переносить открытые сделки на следующую торговую сессию из-за вероятности образования гэпа или же обязательно выставлять ордер Стоп Лосс.

Сигналы, полученные от свечных моделей, наиболее сильные, когда совпадают с другими сигналами (отскок, закрепление, MACD) или требуют своего подтверждения.

Пояснения к иллюстрации (график 1):

Индикатор Ишимоку:

Тенкан-сен – красная линия.

Киджун-сен – синяя линия.

Сенкоу Спан А – светло-коричневая пунктирная линия.

Сенкоу Спан Б – светло-фиолетовая пунктирная линия.

Чинкоу Спан – зеленая линия.

Старший канал линейной регрессии – голубые линии однонаправленного движения.

Младший канал линейной регрессии – фиолетовые линии однонаправленного движения.

Индикатор MACD – красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.

Красные горизонтальные пунктирные линии – уровни поддержки и сопротивления.

Индикатор Stochastic – голубая и красная пунктирные линии в окне индикаторов.

Различные свечные комбинации.

Пояснения к иллюстрации (график 2):

Торговые сессии – вертикальные пунктирные желтые линии.

Красные горизонтальные пунктирные линии – уровни поддержки и сопротивления.

Разноцветные горизонтальные линии – линии индикатора Ишимоку старшего таймфрейма.

Синие крестики – фракталы.

Индикатор MACD – красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Волновой анализ валютной пары USD/JPY за 30 июня 2017 года   

Анализ волновой разметки:

Начав вчерашние торги с восходящего движения, пара USD/JPY, тем не менее, не смогла протестировать уровень 113-й фигуры и после отработки отметки 112,90 откатилась до конца дня более чем на 110 б.п. от уже достигнутого максимума. При этом, несмотря на такое значительное снижение цены, можно предположить, что валютная пара осталась в стадии формирования волны с, в с, в Е, в С, в (В), значительно усложнив ее внутреннюю 3-ю волну. Если это так, то валютная пара все же возобновит рост котировок к уровню 113-й, или даже 114-й фигуры.

Цели для варианта c нисходящей волной:

111,98 – 38,2% по Фибоначчи

111,24 – 50,0% по Фибоначчи

Цели для варианта с восходящей волной:

112,89 – 23,6% по Фибоначчи

114,51 – 100,0% по Фибоначчи

Общие выводы и торговые рекомендации:

Инструмент продолжает построение волны Е, в С, в (В). В рамках построения волны с, в с, в Е, в С, в (В), повышение котировок может возобновиться с целями, находящимися около расчетных отметок 112,89 и 114,51, что соответствует 23,6% и 100,0% по Фибоначчи. После завершения построения этой волны инструмент может перейти в стадию длительного снижения в рамках волны (С).Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Волновой анализ валютной пары USD/CHF за 30 июня 2017 года   

Анализ волновой разметки:

Несмотря на развернувшийся MACD_ак, в ходе вчерашних торгов пара USD/CHF смогла обновить достигнутый ранее минимум и в конце дня идеально отработать расчетную цель, соответствующую отметке 0,9555. Таким образом, похоже на то, что внутренняя волновая структура волны с, в с, в Е, в В, приняла вполне завершенный вид. Если это так, то, сохраняя потенциал для снижения котировок к уровню 0,9500, валютная пара может выполнить разворот и тем самым подтвердить завершение процесса формирования всей предполагаемой волны Е, в В.

Цели для варианта с восходящей волной:

0,9687 – 100,0% по Фибоначчи

Цели для варианта с нисходящей волной:

0,9555 – 127,2% по Фибоначчи

0,9500

Общие выводы и торговые рекомендации:

Волновая разметка предполагает построение понижательной волны с, в с, в Е, в В, которая усложнила свою структуру. Таким образом, сейчас ожидается понижение котировок в рамках этой волны с целями, расположенными около отметки 0,9555, что соответствует 127,2% по Фибоначчи, и ниже около 95 фигуры. После завершения волны Е, в В ожидается протяженный рост инструмента в рамках волны С. Неудачная попытка прорыва отметки 0,9555 может привести к отходу котировок от достигнутых минимумов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Волновой анализ валютной пары GBP/USD за 30 июня 2017 года   

Анализ волновой разметки:

Вчерашние торги пара GBP/USD начала с восходящего движения и, прибавив в цене около 90 п.п., завершила американскую сессию пробоем уровня 30-й фигуры. При этом внутренняя волновая структура волны а, в b, в С, в (С), приняла хотя и сильно удлиненный, но в то же время практически завершенный вид. Если это так, то практически от максимума минувшего дня валютная пара может начать снижение котировок в пользу доллара и тем самым обозначит начало волны b, в b, в С, в (С), а возможно и подтвердит завершение всей волны b, в С, в (С).

Цели для построения нисходящей волны:

1,2883 – 23,6% по Фибоначчи

1,2784 – 38,2% по Фибоначчи

Цели для построения восходящей волны:

1,2965 – 11,4% по Фибоначчи

1,3000

Общие выводы и торговые рекомендации:

Британская валюта предположительно завершила построение волны а, в С, в (С). На данный момент ожидается повышение котировок в рамках волны а, в b, в С, в (С) с целями, расположенными около отметки 1,2965, что соответствует 11,4% по Фибоначчи, и выше около 30 фигуры. После завершения этой волны ожидается снижение в рамках коррекционной волны b, в b, в С, в (С) с целями, находящимися около отметок 1,2883 и 1,2784, что соответствует 23,6% и 38,2% по Фибоначчи.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Волновой анализ валютной пары EUR/USD за 30 июня 2017 года   

Анализ волновой разметки:

В ходе вчерашних торгов пара EUR/USD продолжила развитие восходящего движения и, прибавив в цене около 70 п.п., в конце американской сессии достигла отметки 1,1445. При этом внутренняя волновая структура волны с, в с, в этой с, в с, в с, в Е, в (В), приняла вполне завершенный вид, допуская тем самым вероятность разворота валютной пары в пользу доллара практически от максимумов минувшего дня. В то же время, несмотря на развернувшийся MACD_ак, валютная пара может еще больше усложнить волну с, в с, в этой с, в с, в с, в Е, в (В) и продолжить рост котировок в направлении уровня 15-й фигуры.

Цели для построения нисходящей волны:

1,1291 – 100,0% по Фибоначчи

1,1184 – 76,4% по Фибоначчи

Цели для построения восходящей волны:

1,1414 – 127,2% по Фибоначчи

1,1500

Общие выводы и торговые рекомендации:

Валютная пара возобновила построение волны (B), которая теперь приняла более сложный вид. Сейчас ожидается повышение котировок в рамках волны с, в с, в с, в Е, в (В) с целями, расположенными около отметки 1,1414, что соответствует 127,2% по Фибоначчи, им выше около 15 фигуры. После завершения построения всей волны E, в (B) ожидается снижение с первыми целями, расположенными около расчетных отметок 1,1291 и 1,1184, что приравнивается к 100,0% и 76,4% по Фибоначчи. Дивергенция MACD_ака предупреждает о готовности инструмента к снижению котировок.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Пришло время для продаж евро и стерлинга   

Обнародованные в четверг окончательные данные по ВВП США за 1 квартал показали несколько лучшие значения, чем это ожидалось. Этого оказалось достаточно, для того чтобы на мировых рынках акций, и в первую очередь в США, инвесторы серьезно призадумались над своими идеями о том, что ФРС может сделать паузу в дальнейшем повышении ставок и даже не решится в этом году начать процесс сокращения своего баланса.

Согласно опубликованным данным, ВВП в 1 квартале текущего года вырос на 1.4% против прогнозов повышения на 1.2%. Также сильно подросли и продажи в составе ВВП, которые подскочили на 2.6% против 2.2%. Правда, квартальный дефлятор ВВП немного подкачал, снизив рост до 1.9% против 2.2%, но в целом его значения не выбивались из общего позитивного контекста.

На волне этих данных американский фондовый рынок заметно просел. DJ 30 потерял 0.78%, S&P 500 провалился на 0.86%, а технологический NASDAQ упал на 1.44%. Такая динамика объясняется осознанием рынка того, что ФРС получает подтверждение правильности выбранного курса на нормализацию денежно-кредитной политики. Доходности государственных облигаций заметно прибавили. Доходность 2-летних Note подскочила к локальному максимуму. Напомним, что эти бумаги чутко реагируют на вероятность изменения уровня процентных ставок. Доходность бенчмарка 10-летних T-Note также поднялась, раллируя уже четвертый день подряд. На момент написания статьи она растет на 0.91%, до 2.288%. Наблюдая за ситуацией на рынке государственного долга, можно говорить о локальном развороте стоимости бумаг вниз с одновременным ростом доходности. Это важный сигнал, который поддерживает доллар.

На наш взгляд, такая картина на фондовом рынке США будет в перспективе оказывать поддержку доллару, который, вероятнее всего, развернется вверх после полугодового снижения, если на следующей неделе данные по занятости в Штатах также окажутся сильными.

Исходя из вышесказанного, мы считаем, что наступает момент для начала локальных продаж евро и стерлинга против доллара США после их стремительного ралли не только на волне технической перекупленности, но и под влиянием причин фундаментального характера.

Прогноз дня:

Пара EURUSD у локального максимума 1.1450, который выступает сильным уровнем сопротивления. Неспособность пары преодолеть эту отметку, скорее всего, приведет к началу коррекции цены. После снижения цены ниже отметки 1.1425 пара может упасть к 1.1380 с перспективой снижения к 1.1340.

Пара GBPUSD также сильно перекуплена и, если не преодолеет уровень 1.3040, скорректируется сначала к 1.2955, а затем, возможно, и к 1.2915.

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          Техническая картина инструмента SILVER по системе «Каналы регрессии» за 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Технические данные:

Старший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вниз.

Младший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вниз.

Скользящая средняя (20; сглаженная) – вбок.

CCI: -12.1739

Пояснения:

Исходя из анализа серебра 30 июня, следует, что цена начала корректироваться после отработки уровня Мюррея «2/8» и закрепилась ниже мувинга. Старший канал направлен вниз, что свидетельствует о нисходящем направлении движения глобального тренда. Младший канал также направлен вниз, что означает теперь нисходящую тенденцию и в краткосрочном плане. В данный момент цена находится ниже мувинга и ниже уровня Мюррея «2/8», что делает более вероятным продолжение нисходящего движения. Первой целью для движения вниз сейчас является уровень Мюррея «0/8» - 16,406. Если цена преодолеет этот уровень, то новой целью будет выступать уровень Мюррея «-1/8» - 16,211. Скользящая средняя линия направлена вбок, а цена располагается ниже нее, что сигнализирует о текущем нисходящем направлении движения. Лонги можно будет рассматривать только после закрепления выше мувинга и разворота наверх любого канала. Хайкен Аши окрасил последние бары в голубой цвет, что сигнализирует о текущем движении вниз, таким образом, до разворота индикатора наверх, что засвидетельствует виток восходящего движения, открытые шорты можно сопровождать. Индикатор CCI находится около нулевого уровня, что сигнализирует об отсутствии какой-либо перекупленности и перепроданности инструмента.

Ближайшие уровни поддержки:

S1 – 16,602

S2 – 16,406

S3 – 16,211

Ближайшие уровни сопротивления:

R1 – 16,797

R2 – 16,992

R3 – 17,188

Торговые рекомендации:

Проведя анализ серебра, можно сделать вывод, что сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать торговлю на понижение с первой целью 16,406. Второй целью для ордеров на продажу выступает уровень 16,211. Уровень Стоп-лосса рекомендуется выставлять выше скользящей средней и по мере ее понижения переносить ордер тоже вниз. S/L рекомендуется также переводить в ноль, если прибыльность сделки будет составлять 300-600 пунктов. Закрывать вручную шорты можно будет в случае окраса 1-2 баров в фиолетовый цвет (в зависимости от размера) индикатором Хайкен Аши (один такой бар уже сформирован) или при отскоке от уровня 16,406. Ордера Тейк-профит можно размещать немного выше целевых уровней. Длинные позиции на данный момент не актуальны.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Пояснения к иллюстрациям:

Старший канал линейной регрессии – голубые линии однонаправленного движения.

Младший канал линейной регрессии – фиолетовые линии однонаправленного движения.

CCI – голубая линия в окне индикатора.

Скользящая средняя (20;сглаженная) – голубая линия на графике цены.

Уровни Мюррея – разноцветные горизонтальные полосы.

Хайкен Аши – индикатор, окрашивающий бары в голубой или фиолетовый цвета.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Техническая картина инструмента GOLD по системе «Каналы регрессии» за 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Технические данные:

Старший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вбок.

Младший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вниз.

Скользящая средняя (20; сглаженная) – вбок.

CCI: -56.6172

Пояснения:

Техническая картина золота 30 июня показывает, что цена так и не смогла закрепиться выше скользящей средней и возобновила движение вниз. Старший канал развернулся вбок, что свидетельствует о возможном развороте канала вниз. Младший канал направлен вниз, что означает нисходящую тенденцию в среднесрочном плане. Сейчас цена находится ниже скользящей средней и ниже уровня Мюррея «4/8», что прогнозирует нисходящее направление движения в ближайшее время. Первой целью для движения вниз, таким образом, является уровень Мюррея «3/8» - 1234,38. Если этот таргет будет преодолен, то новой целью будет выступать уровень Мюррея «2/8» - 1218,75. Мувинг развернулся вниз, а цена располагается ниже него, поэтому сейчас более вероятно нисходящее движение. Хайкен Аши окрасил последние бары в голубой цвет, что указывает на текущее нисходящее движение. Разворот индикатора наверх укажет на новый виток восходящей коррекции, а короткие позиции станут временно не актуальными. Ордера на покупку станут актуальными только после уверенного закрепления выше скользящей средней с целью уровень Мюррея «5/8» - 1265,63. Индикатор CCI находится около уровня -100, что сигнализирует о слабой перепроданности инструмента.

Ближайшие уровни поддержки:

S1 – 1234,38

S2 – 1218,75

S3 – 1203,13

Ближайшие уровни сопротивления:

R1 – 1250,00

R2 – 1265,63

R3 – 1281,25

Торговые рекомендации:

Исходя из анализа движения курса золота, можно сделать вывод, что сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать короткие позиции с целью 1234,38. Следующим таргетом выступает 1218,75. Уровень стопа рекомендуется располагать выше мувинга и по мере его понижения переносить вниз и стоп-лосс. При прохождении 1000-1500 пунктов стоп-лосс можно переносить на нулевой уровень. Сокращать вручную шорты можно будет в случае окраса индикатором Хайкен Аши 1-2 баров (в зависимости от размера) в фиолетовый цвет (один такой бар уже есть) или при отскоке цены от первого таргета. T/P можно размещать чуть выше ближайших целей. Ордера на покупку пока не актуальны.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Пояснения к иллюстрациям:

Старший канал линейной регрессии – голубые линии однонаправленного движения.

Младший канал линейной регрессии – фиолетовые линии однонаправленного движения.

CCI – голубая линия в окне индикатора.

Скользящая средняя (20;сглаженная) – голубая линия на графике цены.

Уровни Мюррея – разноцветные горизонтальные полосы.

Хайкен Аши – индикатор, окрашивающий бары в голубой или фиолетовый цвета.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Техническая картина валютной пары GBPUSD по системе «Каналы регрессии» за 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Технические данные:

Старший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вверх.

Младший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вниз.

Скользящая средняя (20; сглаженная) – вверх.

CCI: 117.3225

Пояснения:

Курс фунта стерлингов 30 июня преодолел уровень Мюррея «5/8» и продолжает безоткатное движение вверх, о чем сигнализирует Хайкен Аши. Старший канал направлен наверх, что свидетельствует о восходящем направлении глобального тренда. Младший канал направлен вниз, что означает нисходящее направление движения в менее долгосрочном плане. Цена сейчас находится выше уровня Мюррея «5/8», а также выше скользящей средней, что говорит в пользу восходящей тенденции. Текущей целью восходящего движения является уровень Мюррея «6/8» - 1,3062. Если этот таргет будет преодолен, то новой актуальной целью будет уровень Мюррея «7/8» - 1,3123. Индикатор Хайкен Аши окрасил последние бары в фиолетовый цвет, что свидетельствует о локальном восходящем движении, разворот индикатора вниз просигнализирует о витке нисходящей коррекции, а лонги станут временно не доступными для открытия. Скользящая средняя направлена вверх, а цена в свою очередь находится выше нее, поэтому сейчас более актуальна восходящая тенденция. Шорты можно будет рассматривать только после закрепления цены ниже мувинга. Индикатор CCI находится около уровня 100, что обозначает наличие слабой перекупленности валютной пары, ожидается нисходящая коррекция.

Ближайшие уровни поддержки:

S1 – 1,3000

S2 – 1,2939

S3 – 1,2878

Ближайшие уровни сопротивления:

R1 – 1,3062

R2 – 1,3123

R3 – 1,3184

Торговые рекомендации:

Исходя из проведенного анализа пары фунт/доллар, можно сделать вывод, что сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать длинные позиции с целями 1,3062 и 1,3123. Уровень стопа рекомендуется располагать ниже мувинга и по мере его повышения переносить вверх и стоп-лосс. При прохождении 70-90 пунктов стоп-лосс можно переносить на нулевой уровень. Закрывать ордера на покупку рекомендуется при отскоке цены от 1,3062 или в случае окраса 1-2 баров (в зависимости от размера) индикатором Хайкен Аши в голубой цвет. Тейк-профиты можно выставлять немного ниже целевых уровней. Шорты сейчас не актуальны.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Пояснения к иллюстрациям:

Старший канал линейной регрессии – голубые линии однонаправленного движения.

Младший канал линейной регрессии – фиолетовые линии однонаправленного движения.

CCI – голубая линия в окне индикатора.

Скользящая средняя (20;сглаженная) – голубая линия на графике цены.

Уровни Мюррея – разноцветные горизонтальные полосы.

Хайкен Аши – индикатор, окрашивающий бары в голубой или фиолетовый цвета.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Техническая картина валютной пары EURUSD по системе «Каналы регрессии» за 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Технические данные:

Старший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вверх.

Младший канал линейной регрессии: направление – вверх.

Скользящая средняя (20; сглаженная) – вверх.

СCI: 95.2901

Пояснения:

Курс евро/доллар на валютном рынке 30 июня продолжает безоткатное движение вверх и преодолел уровень Мюррея «5/8». Старший канал направлен вверх, что свидетельствует о восходящем направлении движения глобального тренда. Младший канал развернулся вверх, что означает восходящую тенденцию и в краткосрочном плане. На данный момент цена находится выше мувинга и выше уровня Мюррея «5/8». Поэтому целью для восходящего движения сейчас является уровень Мюррея «6/8» - 1,1475. В случае преодоления этого таргета, новой целью будет выступать уровень Мюррея «7/8» - 1,1597. Скользящая средняя направлена вверх, а цена находится выше нее, поэтому в ближайшее время актуально восходящее движение. Хайкен Аши окрасил последние бары в фиолетовый цвет, что говорит нам о восходящем движении, таким образом, до разворота индикатора вниз, что укажет на начало нисходящей коррекции, открытые длинные позиции можно поддерживать. Ордера на продажу можно будет рассматривать только ниже скользящей средней линии и после разворота любого канала вниз. Индикатор CCI находится около уровня 100, что говорит о наличие слабой перекупленности валютной пары, по-прежнему ожидается нисходящий откат.

Ближайшие уровни поддержки:

S1 – 1,1353

S2 – 1,1230

S3 – 1,1108

Ближайшие уровни сопротивления:

R1 – 1,1475

R2 – 1,1597

R3 – 1,1719

Торговые рекомендации:

Рассмотрев валютную пару евродоллар, делаем вывод, что сейчас можно рассматривать лонги с целью 1,1475. Второй таргет – 1,1597. Стоп-лосс рекомендуется размещать ниже скользящей средней и по мере ее повышения переносить вверх и уровень стопа. При проходе 70-90 пунктов, стоп-лосс можно переносить в безубыток. Сокращать вручную ордера на покупку можно будет при окрасе 1-2 баров (в зависимости от размера) индикатором Хайкен Аши в голубой цвет или в случае отскока цены от первого таргета. Ордера Тейк-профит можно выставлять немного ниже целевых уровней. Ордера на продажу сейчас не актуальны.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Пояснения к иллюстрациям:

Старший канал линейной регрессии – голубые линии однонаправленного движения.

Младший канал линейной регрессии – фиолетовые линии однонаправленного движения.

CCI – голубая линия в окне индикатора.

Скользящая средняя (20;сглаженная) – голубая линия на графике цены.

Уровни Мюррея – разноцветные горизонтальные полосы.

Хайкен Аши – индикатор, окрашивающий бары в голубой или фиолетовый цвета.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Технический анализ и торговые рекомендации по валютной паре USD/JPY на 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Амплитуда прошедшего дня(high-low): 111 пунктов.

Дистанция прошедшего дня: 336 пунктов.

Общая картина:

Анализ пары доллар/иена на рынке Форекс 30 июня показывает, что цена отработала последний таргет 112,80 и, отскочив от него, снизилась к критической линии. Текущий сигнал на покупку остается подтвержденным и сильным, так как Чинкоу Спан располагается выше графика цены, а цена закрепилась выше облака Ишимоку. Поэтому сейчас целью для движения вверх выступает третий уровень сопротивления 112,80, который уже был достигнут, но остается не преодоленным. Если этот таргет будет преодолен, то новой целью будет выступать уровень сопротивления старшего таймфрейма 113,34. Восходящее движение будет актуально до тех пор, пока цена находится выше критической линии Киджун-сен (112,10). На данный момент цена опустилась ниже этой линии, поэтому текущий «золотой крест» немного ослаблен, движение вверх временно отменено, нисходящее движение может попытаться продолжиться с целью пивот уровень 111,25, а ордера на покупку стали не актуальными. Боллинджер Бандс показывает продолжение восходящего движения, полосы не расширяются и направлены вверх, поэтому сейчас на рынке можно рассматривать длинные позиции, но после закрепления цены выше линии Киджун-сен. MACD развернулся вниз, сигнализируя о текущем нисходящем движении. Если индикатор сменит направление на восходящее, это укажет на завершение нисходящей коррекции. Амплитуда инструмента увеличилась до 111 пунктов, а дистанция - до 336 пунктов, что означает среднюю по силе волатильность инструмента.

Торговые рекомендации:

По иене на валютном рынке сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать позиции buy с первой целью 112,80 и второй – 113,34. Тейк-профиты можно разместить немного ниже таргетов. Стоп-лосс размещаем ниже 112,10 и по достижении уровня прибыли 70-100 пунктов можно его переносить в 0. При открытии новых ордеров на покупку индикатор MACD должен быть направлен наверх, а цена – находится выше критической линии. В Японии на сегодня нет запланированных новостей. В США экономический календарь содержит изменение уровня доходов и расходов американцев и индекс расходов на личное потребление (12-30 GMT). Таким образом, влияние фундамента на техническую картину сегодня будет несильным.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

При возможности открытия сделок «На опережение» можно переходить на младший таймфрейм (M15-M30) и наблюдать за разворотом трендового индикатора (к примеру, Хайкен Аши) около ценового уровня, около которого возможен разворот цены.

Пояснения к иллюстрации:

Индикатор Ишимоку:

Тенкан-сен – красная линия.

Киджун-сен – синяя линия.

Сенкоу Спан А – светло-коричневая пунктирная линия.

Сенкоу Спан Б – светло-фиолетовая пунктирная линия.

Чинкоу Спан – зеленая линия.

Индикатор Боллинджер Бандс:

3 желтые линии.

Индикатор MACD:

Красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Торговый план 30.06.2017   

Торговый план 30.06.2017

Общая картина: Ждем коррекции на росте против доллара.

Сегодня - последний день недели и месяца. Рынки в состоянии роста против доллара (кроме йены). Ожидаем заметного отката - это необязательно сегодня, но вход без отката слишком рискован.

В четверг вышел отчет по ВВП США (третье чтение за 1 квартал) - рост скорректировали в сторону увеличения с +1.2% до +1.4%, но при этом показатель инфляции (дефлятор) снизили с +2.2% до +1.9%.

Прибыли компаний США показывают хороший рост пока +11.5% годовых. Рынок США вчера снизился точно до 50-дневной средней по индексу S&P500, где его стали откупать (предсказуемо, от 50-дневной средней заходят фонды).

Сегодня, 30 июня, в 15.30 мск выйдет важный отчет по доходам/расходам потребителей США - но что главное - инфляция РСЕ.

Рынки пережили обещание крупнейших ЦБ постепенно поворачивать политику к ужесточению - но пока оптимизм роста. В Германии значительный рост розничных продаж +4.8% годовых (против +2.5% ранее).

EURUSD

Тренд наверх покупки с отката. Возможный откат 1.1365.



USDCHF



Тренд вниз продажи с отката.



GBPUSD



Тренд наверх покупки с отката.



USDJPY



Тренд наверх покупки с отката.


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          Технический анализ и торговые рекомендации по валютной паре USD/CHF на 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Амплитуда прошедшего дня(high-low): 44 пункта.

Дистанция прошедшего дня: 160 пунктов.

Общая картина:

Анализируя пару доллар/франк 30 июня, видно, что цена отработала последний уровень поддержки, но преодолеть его пока не может. Текущий сигнал является подтвержденным и сильным, так как линия Чинкоу Спан находится ниже графика цены, а цена располагается ниже облака Ишимоку. На данный момент целью для нисходящего движения является третий уровень поддержки 0,9566, который уже достигнут. Следующим таргетом выступает уровень поддержки старшего таймфрейма 0,9384. Нисходящее движение имеет перспективы только ниже линии Киджун-сен (0,9645). Если цена закрепится выше этой линии, это ослабит текущий «мертвый крест», нисходящее движение будет отменено, движение вверх может попытаться продолжиться с целью пивот-уровень 0,9711, а короткие позиции потеряют свою актуальность. Боллинджер Бандс показывает продолжение нисходящего движения, полосы не расширяются и направлены вниз, поэтому сейчас на рынке актуальны варианты шортов. MACD развернулся вверх, что сигнализирует о восходящем движении, однако цена сейчас не повышается, таким образом, индикатор начал разряжаться. Амплитуда инструмента снизилась до 44 пунктов, а дистанция - до 160 пунктов, что означает сильное снижение волатильности.

Торговые рекомендации:

По франку на валютном рынке сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать шорты с целями 0,9566 и 0,9384, а Тейк Профиты – выставлять выше на 5-10 пунктов. Ордер Стоп Лосс располагаем выше 0,9645 и в случае достижения профита 60-80 пунктов можно S/L переводить в ноль. Закрывать вручную sell-позиции можно будет в случае разворота индикатора MACD наверх (при параллельном повышении цены). Календарь экономических новостей Швейцарии сегодня содержит индекс ведущих экономических индикаторов (07-00 GMT), а в Америке сегодня состоятся публикации изменения уровня доходов и расходов американцев и индекса расходов на личное потребление (12-30 GMT). Влияние на техническую картину со стороны фундамента сегодня будет средним по силе.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

При возможности открытия сделок «На опережение» можно переходить на младший таймфрейм (M15-M30) и наблюдать за разворотом трендового индикатора (к примеру, Хайкен Аши) около ценового уровня, около которого возможен разворот цены.

Пояснения к иллюстрации:

Индикатор Ишимоку:

Тенкан-сен – красная линия.

Киджун-сен – синяя линия.

Сенкоу Спан А – светло-коричневая пунктирная линия.

Сенкоу Спан Б – светло-фиолетовая пунктирная линия.

Чинкоу Спан – зеленая линия.

Индикатор Боллинджер Бандс:

3 желтые линии.

Индикатор MACD:

Красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Технический анализ и торговые рекомендации по валютной паре GBP/USD на 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Амплитуда прошедшего дня(high-low): 91 пункт.

Дистанция прошедшего дня: 225 пунктов.

Общая картина:

Валютный курс пары фунт/доллар 30 июня продолжает довольно сильное движение вверх, индикатор MACD может начать разряжаться в любой момент. Текущий «золотой крест» является подтвержденным и сильным, так как Чинкоу Спан закрепился выше графика цены, а цена преодолела облако. Таким образом, целью восходящего движения сейчас является третий уровень сопротивления 1,3051. В случае преодоления этой цели, новым таргетом будет выступать уровень сопротивления старшего таймфрейма 1,3180. Восходящее движение является актуальным до тех пор, пока цена находится выше Киджун-сен (1,2870), если цена закрепится ниже линии Киджун-сен, то «золотой крест» будет ослаблен, а восходящее движение станет на время не актуальным. Движение вниз сможет продолжиться с целью пивот уровень 1,2706, а лонги потеряют свою актуальность. Боллинджер Бандс показывает продолжение восходящего движения, полосы расширяются и направлены вверх, поэтому сейчас на рынке являются актуальными варианты длинных позиций. MACD направлен вверх, сигнализируя о текущем восходящем движении. Если индикатор поменяет направление на нисходящее, это может указать на начало коррекционного движения, однако, индикатор также может начать разряжаться. Отскок цены от уровня 1,3051 может спровоцировать нисходящую коррекцию. Волатильность по паре GBP/USD снизилась до 91 пункта, при этом движение по-прежнему практически безоткатное, присутствуют лишь минимальные коррекции.

Торговые рекомендации:

По фунту на валютном рынке форекс сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать длинные позиции с целями 1,3051 и 1,3180. T/P можно выставлять немного ниже целей. Ордер Стоп Лосс рекомендуется размещать ниже 1,2870 и при заходе сделки в прибыльность 60-100 пунктов его можно переносить в безубыток. Сокращать вручную лонги рекомендуется при отскоке цены от уровня 1,3051 или при развороте индикатора MACD вниз (может разряжаться). В Великобритании на сегодня запланированы сальдо платежного баланса и ВВП за первый квартал (08-30 GMT), календарь экономических событий Америки содержит изменения уровня доходов и расходов американцев и индекс расходов на личное потребление (12-30 GMT). Таким образом, влияние новостей на техническую картину сегодня будет присутствовать.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

При возможности открытия сделок «На опережение» можно переходить на младший таймфрейм (M15-M30) и наблюдать за разворотом трендового индикатора (к примеру, Хайкен Аши) около ценового уровня, около которого возможен разворот цены.

Пояснения к иллюстрации:

Индикатор Ишимоку:

Тенкан-сен – красная линия.

Киджун-сен – синяя линия.

Сенкоу Спан А – светло-коричневая пунктирная линия.

Сенкоу Спан Б – светло-фиолетовая пунктирная линия.

Чинкоу Спан – зеленая линия.

Индикатор Боллинджер Бандс:

3 желтые линии.

Индикатор MACD:

Красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Технический анализ и торговые рекомендации по валютной паре EUR/USD на 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Амплитуда прошедшего дня(high-low): 70 пунктов.

Дистанция прошедшего дня: 220 пунктов.

Общая картина:

Анализ рынка Форекс по паре евро/доллар за 30 июня показывает, что цена продолжает движение вверх без каких-либо признаков коррекции. Текущий сигнал на покупку является подтвержденным и сильным, так как Чинкоу Спан находится выше графика цены, а цена располагается выше облака Ишимоку. На данный момент целью для восходящего движения является уровень сопротивления старшего таймфрейма 1,1545. В случае преодоления этой цели, новым таргетом будет выступать уровень сопротивления 1,1823. Восходящее движение является актуальным до тех пор, пока цена находится выше линии Киджун-сен (1,1310). Если цена закрепится ниже критической линии, это ослабит «золотой крест», восходящее движение – будет отменено, движение вниз сможет продолжиться с целью уровень 1,1231, а ордера на покупку станут не актуальными. Боллинджер Бандс показывает продолжение восходящего движения, полосы расширяются и направлены наверх, поэтому сейчас на рынке рекомендуется рассматривать варианты лонгов. MACD развернулся вниз, что свидетельствует о коррекционном движении. Однако цена сейчас не понижается, соответственно индикатор начал разряжаться. Волатильность по паре EUR/USD вновь снизилась до 70 пунктов, что является средним показателем. Отскок цены от уровня 1,1545 может спровоцировать виток коррекционного движения

Торговые рекомендации:

По евро сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать торговлю на повышение с первой целью 1,1545 и второй целью 1,1823, c T/P на 5-10 пунктов ниже. Стоп Лосс размещаем ниже 1,1310, а при достижении прибыли по сделке 60-80 пунктов S/L можно переносить в зону безубытка. Закрывать вручную ордера на покупку можно будет при отскоке от первого таргета или при развороте индикатора MACD вниз (при параллельном понижении цены). На четверг в Евросоюзе запланирована публикация инфляции (09-00 GMT), в Америке сегодня выйдут изменения уровня доходов и расходов американцев и индекс расходов на личное потребление (12-30 GMT). Влияние фундамента на техническую картину сегодня будет присутствовать.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

При возможности открытия сделок «На опережение» можно переходить на младший таймфрейм (M15-M30) и наблюдать за разворотом трендового индикатора (к примеру, Хайкен Аши) около ценового уровня, около которого возможен разворот цены.

Пояснения к иллюстрации:

Индикатор Ишимоку:

Тенкан-сен – красная линия.

Киджун-сен – синяя линия.

Сенкоу Спан А – светло-коричневая пунктирная линия.

Сенкоу Спан Б – светло-фиолетовая пунктирная линия.

Чинкоу Спан – зеленая линия.

Индикатор Боллинджер Бандс:

3 желтые линии.

Индикатор MACD:

Красная линия и гистограмма с белыми барами в окне индикаторов.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Технический анализ природного газа за 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Анализ:

Анализ природного газа за 30 июня показывает, что цена отработала последние уровень сопротивления R5 и начала корректироваться. На данный момент актуально восходящее движение с целью уровень сопротивления R5 – 3,0860. Целями для продолжения нисходящей коррекции выступают уровни 2,9750 и 2,9330, если цена преодолеет 3,0180. Нисходящая линия тренда больше не поддерживает торгующих на понижение. Она преодолена, поэтому сейчас на рынке актуальны ордера на покупку. Восходящей линии тренда сейчас нет. Индикатор Awesome показывает локальное нисходящее движение, последний закрытый бар окрашен в красный цвет. OsMA также развернулся вниз, что сигнализирует о нисходящем движении и в среднесрочной перспективе.

Торговые рекомендации:

По инструменту #NG сейчас рекомендуется рассматривать варианты лонгов с целью 3,0860. Стоп-лосс выставляется ниже ближайшего уровня поддержки. Рекомендуется выставить стоп-лосс в зону безубытка при прибыльности сделки 800-1000 пунктов. Разворот наверх одного или обоих индикаторов может указать на окончание витка коррекции. Шорты на данный момент не актуальны.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Пояснения к иллюстрациям:

Awesome Oscillator – красные и зеленые бары в окне индикаторов.

OsMA – серые бары в окне индикаторов.

Линии тренда – синие линии.

Уровни поддержки и сопротивления – красные горизонтальные линии.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Технический анализ сырой нефти за 30 июня 2017 года   

4-часовой таймфрейм

Анализ:

Анализ сырой нефти за 30 июня показывает, что цена продолжает уверенное движение вверх и преодолела уровень сопротивления R2. Целями для движения вверх сейчас являются уровни сопротивления R3 – 45,79 и R4 – 46,49, если цена останется выше 44,65. Целями для витка нисходящей коррекции выступают уровни 43,50 и 42,80, если цена закрепится ниже 44,65. Цена закрепилась выше нисходящей линии тренда, таким образом, тенденция на рынке сейчас изменилась на восходящую и являются актуальными ордера на покупку. Индикатор Awesome показывает текущее нисходящее движение, так как последний закрытый бар красного цвета. OsMA направлен наверх, что говорит о восходящем характере движения в более долгосрочном плане. Отскок цены от уровня 45,79 может спровоцировать виток коррекционного движения.

Торговые рекомендации:

В ходе проведенного анализа движения цены на нефть, можно сделать вывод, что сейчас можно рассматривать ордера на покупку с целями 45,79 и 46,59. Стоп-лосс выставляем ниже ближайшего уровня поддержки. При заходе сделки в прибыльность 80-130 пунктов, рекомендуется переносить открытую сделку в безубыток. Отскок от уровня 45,79 или закрепление ниже 44,65 укажет на начало коррекции, как и разворот вниз OsMA (может разряжаться). Короткие позиции сейчас не актуальны.

Помимо технической картины следует также учитывать фундаментальные данные и время их выхода.

Пояснения к иллюстрациям:

Awesome Oscillator – красные и зеленые бары в окне индикаторов.

OsMA – серые бары в окне индикаторов.

Линии тренда – синие линии.

Уровни поддержки и сопротивления – красные горизонтальные линии.Материал предоставлен компанией InstaForex - www.instaforex.com
          Торговый обзор на 29 июня по упрощенному волновому анализу   

Обзор по EUR/USD и прогноз на текущий день

Результатом движения тренда в паре евро/доллар стал контакт цены с верхней границей широкой разворотной зоны. Начавшаяся в декабре прошлого года восходящая волна полностью сформирована. Занимая в более крупной волновой модели место заключительной части, волна достигла минимального расчетного уровня. Перед продвижением цены выше можно ожидать как минимум встречную волну коррекции.

В первой половине дня более вероятна попытка давления на зоны сопротивления. Кратковременный прорыв верхней границы зоны возможен, но вероятность этого невелика. Ближе к концу дня можно рассчитывать на смену курса и ход цены пары вниз.

Границы зон сопротивления:

-1.1450/80

Границы зон поддержки:

-1.1390/60

Обзор по #USDX (индекс доллара США) и прогноз на текущий день

Медвежье направление тренда индекса американского доллара формирует заключительная часть волны крупного масштаба. Волновая модель имеет вид нисходящей расширяющейся плоскости, ведет отсчет с марта 2015 года. Характер нисходящего тренда приближен к импульсному типу волны, поэтому встречные движения имеют преимущественно флетовый вид.

Цена приближается к расчетному рубежу, который может дать начало очередному корректирующему участку. Вероятность завершения всей волновой модели на этом уровне минимальна.

На протяжении ближайших торговых сессии ожидается завершение нисходящего направления движения доллара, формирование разворота и начало роста котировок. Зона поддержки является наиболее вероятным участком смены курса.

Границы зон сопротивления:

- 95.90/96.00

Границы зон поддержки:

- 95.20/95.10

Пояснения к рисункам: Для упрощенного волнового анализа используется простой вид волны, сочетающий в себе 3 части (А;В;С). Из таких волн состоят все виды коррекции и большая часть импульсов. На каждом рассматриваемом тайм-фрейме анализируется последняя, незавершенная волна.

Отмеченные на графиках зоны указывают расчетные участки, в которых вероятность смены направления движения значительно повышается. Стрелки указывают волновую разметку по используемой автором методике. Сплошным фоном стрелок указана сформированная структура, пунктирным – ожидаемые волновые движения.

Внимание: Волновой алгоритм не учитывает продолжительность движений инструмента по времени. Прогноз не является торговым сигналом! Для проведения торговой сделки требуются подтверждающие сигналы используемых Вами торговых систем.

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          Ослабление доллара продолжается   

Вчера все выходившие данные отличались от изначальных прогнозов, что кардинально изменило картину дня. Так, потребительское кредитование в Великобритании выросло до 1 732 млн фунтов, а не снизилось до 1 400 млн фунтов. Также вместо того, чтобы уменьшиться до 64 000 тыс., число одобренных заявок на ипотеку возросло до 65 202. Даже предварительные данные по инфляции в Германии удивили рынок, ток как вместо замедления до 1,4% они показали ускорение инфляции до 1,6%. И неудивительно, что на этом фоне доллар активно терял свои позиции.

Да и сама американская статистика преподнесла сюрпризы. Единственное, что могло порадовать инвесторов, так это окончательные данные по ВВП за первый квартал, показавшие ускорение темпов экономического роста с 2,0% до 2,1%. А вот данные по заявкам на пособия по безработице оказались хуже прогнозов, и на фоне замедляющейся инфляции это не самый лучший сигнал. Так, число первичных заявок выросло до 244 тыс., а повторных до 1 948 тыс.

Сегодня негативная тенденция по доллару может сохраниться.

В Великобритании ожидается, что итоговые данные по ВВП за первый квартал подтвердят, что темпы экономического роста сохранились на уровне 2,0%. Однако это давно уже учтено рынком, так что какого-либо эффекта не будет. А вот предварительные данные по инфляции в зоне евро явно внесут разнообразие. Ожидается, что темпы инфляции замедлятся с 1,4% до 1,2%. Однако вчерашние данные по инфляции в Германии внушают надежду, что результат будет лучше прогнозов, что, наоборот, приведет к дальнейшему росту единой европейской валюты. А вот в США ожидается рост личных расходов и доходов, на 0,1% и 0,3% соответственно. И если инфляция в Европе замедлится, то американская статистика остановит рост доллара. Либо усилит рост единой европейской валюты, в случае более хороших данных из Европы.

Пара евро/доллар может снизиться до 1,1350. Если же данные по инфляции обрадуют рынок, то пара вырастет до 1,1490.

Пара фунт/доллар может сначала снижаться до 1,2975 в силу перекупленности фунта. Однако затем ожидается ее возврат к 1,3000.

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          Breaking Routine   
I am very much a creature of habit.  I have my routines, be they daily, weekly or monthly, and they give me structure and support.  It is easy to fall back on routine, to do things the same way over and over.  Once I have done things enough times to form a routine, I can more or less do them in my sleep, without paying a lot of attention to them.

This is both good and bad.  The plus side is that tedious things become easier, as I don't have to pay attention, or even really decide to do them.  It's Wednesday, therefor the house will get cleaned.  It's no longer an option, it just is.  The down side is that everything sort of starts to blur together.  Things that I may want to enjoy or actually focus on are harder to tune into as they have become rote.  Even though the basic structure of my nightly routine has been the same for decades, I often swap up the details to keep it fresh and to really help me not just 'go through the motions'.

With my own mostly free schedule, I find it very easy for days to blend into each other.  Even though my days do vary (because hubby and son have their own schedules that I work around), the vast majority of my days are similar enough that I can loose track of the larger picture if I don't pay attention.

For me, this can be very demoralizing.  When every day is the same, even things that should be enjoyable start to be less captivating.  This is one place where I find the cycles of the moon and the year to be very helpful.  While I definitely plan most of my daily life around a weekly cycle (I have set days for different things), those cycles are almost too short to really stand out.  However, the monthly moon cycle and the month and a half for Sabbats is a nice time frame to break up the routine.

Each of these cycles of time can be used to shift your focus just a little.  Moon cycles give me a nice framework to use, an easy way to break up a larger project into smaller steps and to work those steps into the energies of the moon phases.  I think the moon cycle is much easier to use for this type of focused goal work.

The Sabbats on the other hand have a more celebratory feel to them.  It sort of reminds me of when I was a little kid (oh who am I kidding I still do this), and would eagerly count the days until Christmas.  It wasn't always about presents, we always had holiday food as well as other regular rituals like the nativity story and decorating the tree, that I would eagerly look forward to.  Sabbats have that same holiday energy, that sense of specialness that breaks them out of the everyday.

I think it is also easier to prioritize time for things we are really excited about and looking forward to.  By cultivating this sense of special sacredness for the days we mark as holy, we are building up that childhood wonder that made everything fantastic.  This is something that can be hard for us to grasp in the middle of all the tedious things that we may have to do day in and day out.

But when you tap into that sense of pure joy and happiness, it's like it fills you up.  It pushes out all the junk that may have built up inside of you, all the things that make life a little less shiny.  It's like putting on rose colored glasses, and seeing the world through a rainbow.

And I think that is something really powerful, something that is worth working on tapping into on a regular basis.  The analytical part of my brain has always loved the regularity of the Sabbats (I do like my symmetry), but they are one of the parts of my practice that I strive very hard to not make work.  I don't think I should feel like celebrating the Sabbats is something I 'must' do (or else risk not being a good Pagan!).  In fact, I think that kind of rote observation is sort of counterproductive.

How you celebrate is entirely up to you!  You may be one who loves a big ceremony, with lots of people.  Or you might really just want to sit with a meaningful book and a glass of your favorite tea and spend some quiet time alone.  You may want to have a regular ritual structure or you may want to wing it.  You may follow the same cycle year after year or you might do something different each time.

The point is that the how is not important...the why is.  I think it is important to break free from our routines from time to time.  It's like hitting the reset button.  I have a lot of devices that start to have problems if they aren't reset from time to time, and I think that I run into the same issues.  The more times I have done something the same way, without change or a break, the more likely I am to start making mistakes, because I just don't care any more. 

I can always tell when I need to make some changes, because things don't seem as interesting as they used to.  When everything starts to feel dull and representative, I know I need to shake things up.  I may love my routines, but they don't always serve me.  I don't ever completely scrap them, but I will  change them, or break them for a little while, just long enough to feel refreshed, so that I can go back to my regular patterns with a fresh perspective.
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          Solutions Sales Associate Development Program - RR Donnelley - Township of Woodbridge, NJ   
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          CryoTEM as an Advanced Analytical Tool for Materials Chemists   

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          Property Accountant - (Lowell)   
Job DescriptionThis is a full time position, located at our newly renovated Boott Mills Offices in Lowell, MAFind more about the location at: Position Summary:The Winn team is seeking an action and detail oriented Property Accountant to join the Winn Accounting division. Through the use of solid accounting, analytical and time management skills the Property Accountant would provide expertise to process, review and evaluate the financial transactions of an assigned portfolio of multi-family properties. By ensuring the accuracy of all financial data related to those properties, the Senior Property Accountant will enable clients to enhance the financial performance of those properties.
          Tax Director (High Net Worth) - (Wakefield)   
tonneson + co is looking for a Director in the Tax Department, specializing in high net worth individuals and the management of estates and trusts. Candidates should be entrepreneurial, critical thinkers, and highly energized, with excellent communication and supervisory skills. tonneson + co offers competitive compensation, benefits and advancement plans, with a strong commitment to flexible schedules and work-life balance.Responsibilities include:a€ cents Provide tax planning and compliance services for high net worth individuals, estates and trustsa€ cents Conduct multi-state tax filingsa€ cents Perform tax accrualsa€ cents Manage a portfolio of clientsa€ cents Serve as a trusted advisor, offering clients industry expertise and knowledgea€ cents Work closely with engagement teams to continually add value to clientsa€ cents Train and mentor tax associatesQualifications include:a€ cents BA or BS in Business, Finance or Accountinga€ cents CPA certification or equivalent is requireda€ cents MS in Taxation is desired a€ cents 10+ plus years of experience serving high net worth individuals and managing estates and trustsa€ cents International tax experience is a plus a€ cents Excellent interpersonal, communication, and client relationship management skillsa€ cents Strong research and analytical skillsa€ cents Prior experience with ProSystem fx Tax, BNA products, and CCH Intelliconnect is desired.
          Property Accountant - (Lowell)   
Job Description This is a full time position, located at our newly renovated Boott Mills Offices in Lowell, MA Find more about the location at: www.boottmills.com Position Summary: The Winn team is seeking an action and detail oriented Property Accountant to join the Winn Accounting division. Through the use of solid accounting, analytical and time management skills the Property Accountant would provide expertise to process, review and evaluate the financial transactions of an assigned portfolio of multi-family properties. By ensuring the accuracy of all financial data related to those properties, the Senior Property Accountant will enable clients to enhance the financial performance of those properties.
          Senior Technical Accountant - (Watertown)   
ID 2017-2180Job Location(s) US-MA-WatertownPosition Type Permanent - Full TimeMore information about this job:Overview: Rapidly growing cloud-based email management-solutions company is seeking a Senior Technical Accountant to join the corporate accounting team in Watertown, MA. This position will report to the Director of Financial Reporting and will play an important role in an organization with an aggressive growth model. We are looking for someone with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment, strong technical accounting and analytical capabilities, and outstanding communication skills.Responsibilities: Primary responsibility is to support the corporate accounting team in preparing technical accounting analyses including share-based compensation, revenue recognition, cash flows, SEC reporting requirements and others.Keep up to date on latest accounting guidance, including research and analysis related to recent US GAAP pronouncements.Support corporate close and consolidation process.Support global interoffice reporting requirements.Support corporate finance team in driving compliance with global accounting policies and procedures and assist in the alignment of accounting in key areas.Assist with the Company's SOX 404 Program, including development of process documentation as needed.Interface with external auditors for periodic financial reviews.
          Accounts Payable Analyst/Treasury - (Boston)   
Title Accounts Payable Analyst/Treasury Description * Processing of accounts payable invoices to ensure that vendor payables are in accordance to contract terms and within predetermined performance measurements o Entry and distribution of invoices to appropriate business owner for approval o Process approved invoices prepare batches & submit to Supervisor o Provide reporting for vendor payable trends o Collaborate with General Ledger to ensure accurate account posting * Manage Associate Expense reports o Ensure auditing of reports for compliance to company guidelines o Coordinate with Associate and/or Department managers to resolve discrepancies * Vendor Administration o Maintain current vendor database according to company guidelines o Process and Track Daily Vendor Add / Change Requests o Conduct Bi monthly Vendor Due Diligence screening * Support Treasury Analyst Functions o Support Treasury Analyst in operational functions o Distribute daily cash reporting o Train and support weekly payable electronic fund transmission /check print o Manage and distribute Petty cash, complete month end reconciliation. o Assist with Month End Close Procedures, and other department responsibilities as required Requirements Qualifications: * Associates Degree in Accounting/Finance * 2/3 years of relevant Treasury/Banking experience (international preferred) * Previous experience in accounts payable and customer relations is preferred. * Analytical skills with knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
          Tax Director (High Net Worth) - (Wakefield)   
tonneson co is looking for a Director in the Tax Department specializing in high net worth individuals and the management of estates and trusts Candidates should be entrepreneurial critical thinkers and highly energized with excellent communication and supervisory skills tonneson co offers competitive compensation benefits and advancement plans with a strong commitment to flexible schedules and work life balance Responsibilities include a Provide tax planning and compliance services for high net worth individuals estates and trusts a Conduct multi state tax filings a Perform tax accruals a Manage a portfolio of clients a Serve as a trusted advisor offering clients industry expertise and knowledge a Work closely with engagement teams to continually add value to clients a Train and mentor tax associates Qualifications include a BA or BS in Business Finance or Accounting a CPA certification or equivalent is required a MS in Taxation is desired a plus years of experience serving high net worth individuals and managing estates and trusts a International tax experience is a plus a Excellent interpersonal communication and client relationship management skills a Strong research and analytical skills a Prior experience with ProSystem fx Tax BNA products and CCH Intelliconnect is desired Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009ppqx4?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc0413802e189be385daf54a16310431f6ff8f92f7af39df48
          Tax Director (High Net Worth) - (Wakefield)   
tonneson + co is looking for a Director in the Tax Department, specializing in high net worth individuals and the management of estates and trusts. Candidates should be entrepreneurial, critical thinkers, and highly energized, with excellent communication and supervisory skills. tonneson + co offers competitive compensation, benefits and advancement plans, with a strong commitment to flexible schedules and work-life balance.Responsibilities include:* Provide tax planning and compliance services for high net worth individuals, estates and trusts* Conduct multi-state tax filings* Perform tax accruals* Manage a portfolio of clients* Serve as a trusted advisor, offering clients industry expertise and knowledge* Work closely with engagement teams to continually add value to clients* Train and mentor tax associatesQualifications include:* BA or BS in Business, Finance or Accounting* CPA certification or equivalent is required* MS in Taxation is desired * 10+ plus years of experience serving high net worth individuals and managing estates and trusts* International tax experience is a plus * Excellent interpersonal, communication, and client relationship management skills* Strong research and analytical skills* Prior experience with ProSystem fx Tax, BNA products, and CCH Intelliconnect is desired
          Internal Controls, Senior Consultant - (Waltham)   
Job SummaryThis position will be responsible for performing an array of concurrent financial and operational internal audits to evaluate internal controls and make recommendations regarding control deficiencies. This position will report directly to the Chief Internal Auditor.Main AccountabilitiesParticipate in the development of internal audit risk assessments, audit programs, and detailed internal audit reports and presentation materialsCoordinate with external auditors to optimize reliance, while achieving an efficient and economical coordination of effortAssist with the detailed testing of internal controls and ensure adherence with professional audit standards and regulatory requirementsDocument and evaluate internal controls, propose enhancements to controls and investigates the root cause of internal control weaknessesAssist with monitoring and administration of control documentation and quarterly control certificationsCoordinate with Third Party Providers to ensure controls are designed and operating effectivelyQualificationsBachelor's degree in finance or accounting with five to seven years of relevant experience, preferredInternal Audit/Internal Controls experience in the insurance/financial services industry, preferredExperience with Model Audit Rule and/or Sarbanes Oxley, requiredProven ability to prepare audit reports and review work-papersStrong written and verbal communication skillsStrong decision-making, problem solving and analytical capabilitiesProficient in basic PC applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VISIO)CPA with public experience, preferredCIA and/or MBA, preferred Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/0000000098mhdb?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc69354e46c76daa485f5433b1779459d32f1da485eef8e872
          Tax Director (Corporate) - (Wakefield)   
tonneson co is looking for a Director in the Tax Department specializing in C and S corporations and partnerships The position will manage engagements for a wide range of clients ranging from global corporations to closely held companies to emerging entities Candidates should be entrepreneurial critical thinkers and highly energized with excellent communication and supervisory skills tonneson co offers competitive compensation benefits and advancement plans with a strong commitment to flexible schedules and work life balance Responsibilities include Provide tax planning and compliance services for C and S corporations and partnerships Conduct multi state tax filings Perform tax accruals Manage a portfolio of clients Serve as a trusted advisor offering clients industry expertise and knowledge Work closely with engagement teams to continually add value to clients Train and mentor tax associates Qualifications include BA or BS in Business Finance or Accounting CPA certification or equivalent is required MS in Taxation is desired plus years of experience serving C and S corporations and partnerships International tax experience is a plus Excellent interpersonal communication and client relationship management skills Strong research and analytical skills Prior experience with ProSystem fx Tax BNA products and CCH Intelliconnect is desired Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009i13kt?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc69354e46c76daa485f5433b1779459d32f1da485eef8e872
          Accounts Payable Analyst/Treasury - (Boston)   
Title Accounts Payable Analyst/Treasury Description a€ cents Processing of accounts payable invoices to ensure that vendor payables are in accordance to contract terms and within predetermined performance measurementso Entry and distribution of invoices to appropriate business owner for approval o Process approved invoices prepare batches & submit to Supervisoro Provide reporting for vendor payable trendso Collaborate with General Ledger to ensure accurate account posting a€ cents Manage Associate Expense reportso Ensure auditing of reports for compliance to company guidelineso Coordinate with Associate and/or Department managers to resolve discrepanciesa€ cents Vendor Administrationo Maintain current vendor database according to company guidelineso Process and Track Daily Vendor Add / Change Requestso Conduct Bi monthly Vendor Due Diligence screeninga€ cents Support Treasury Analyst Functionso Support Treasury Analyst in operational functionso Distribute daily cash reportingo Train and support weekly payable electronic fund transmission /check printo Manage and distribute Petty cash, complete month end reconciliation.o Assist with Month End Close Procedures, and other department responsibilities as required Requirements Qualifications:a€ cents Associates Degree in Accounting/Financea€ cents 2/3 years of relevant Treasury/Banking experience (international preferred)a€ cents Previous experience in accounts payable and customer relations is preferred.a€ cents Analytical skills with knowledge of spreadsheet applications.a€ cents Highly organized, detail oriented and good problem solving skills.a€ cents Self motivated: Able to work independently and as a team membera€ cents Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.a€ cents Ability to react in a fast paced and changing environment while not losing focus on priorities . Source: http://www.juju.com/jad/000000009ft191?partnerid=af0e5911314cbc501beebaca7889739d&exported=True&hosted_timestamp=0042a345f27ac5dc69354e46c76daa485f5433b1779459d32f1da485eef8e872
          Manager, SAP S4HANA Finance   
Apply Online Seeking an Implementation Manager of SAP S4HANA Finance. As a Manager in the Technology Consulting business, you'll often be: Leading teams that are delivering SAP transformation programs Helping to define technology roadmaps and solutions Taking a leading role in the analysis and design of business processes enabled by SAP Managing business development opportunities to bring innovative technology solutions and ways of working to clients Leading application design and configuration Managing the implementation of digital solutions across multiple technologies and industry areas Building and applying technical, industry, and functional knowledge to support efforts in selling opportunities to existing and new clients Developing your deep skills as a Technology Consulting practitioner to ensure market and client relevance You will have experience with some of the following: Scoping and delivering technology innovation services Application of design thinking as an approach to solving client problems Multiple delivery methodologies & operating models that support multi-speed IT Enterprise integration solutions and offerings Experience of delivering large scale SAP solutions Experience in shaping and leading teams across multiple stages of the project delivery life cycle Passion for technology trends eg Internet of Things, Mobility, Cloud Integration, Analytics Basic Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years of experience in SAP Finance . Experience with SAP S4 Finance Minimum of 1 year of experience leading workstreams for large global SAP deployments Minimum of 2 years of experience in SAP Si Finance Minimum of 2 years of Project Management experience Minimum of 3 years of client-facing consulting experience Bachelor's Degree Preferred Skills: Experience within one or more of the retail, consumer goods, travel or life sciences industries, An ability to articulate and clearly communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple and logical manner Experience understanding business challenges and explaining how our offerings and services provide value Experience identifying a client's high-level business needs and leading the creation of detailed functional specs and other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases Experience working through organizational change, developing and implementing creative solutions Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to provide clarity to complex issues and synthesize large amounts of information Insights on key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the industry An ability to inspire teams to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe Experience understanding team strengths, and the ability to coach and develop others The ability to generate and publish SAP Finance related thought leadership through white papers, internal assets, and conference presentation materials Agile experience and certification preferred Large scale SAP solution sales experience . Open to weekly travel; Monday- Thursday Professional Skill Requirements: C-suite presentation and communication abilities (written and oral) Proven success in contributing and leading in a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
          How Fender Is Using Social Media Analytics To Influence Their Marketing Campaigns   

A bird’s eye view of the evolution of machine learning.

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          Think Like A 20Something To Take Your Social Analytics To The Next Level   

To make the most of social data, Netbase's Paige Leidig says that CMOs can start by thinking like the youngest person on the team.

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          A Lean Startup Approach to Predictive Clinical Analytics in Healthcare, Part I   

Those in and around the healthcare industry have heard a lot about predictive health analytics recently. The reason for this was recently summarized well by B. Vindell Washington, MD, National Coordinator for HIT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who said, "Digitization has allowed us to have a more meaningful conversation around ...continue reading A Lean Startup Approach to Predictive Clinical Analytics in Healthcare, Part I

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          Productivity Manager - Hyatt - Toronto, ON   
Review volume forecast, adjust as necessary, and enter into KRONOS. Analyzes and reports on metrics provided by the Kronos Analytics tool....
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          Even MSNBC is Calling Out Hillary Clinton Now for What She’s Been Saying   

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CNN has not grown tired of pushing the unproven Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory, even though big names at the network are doubting it themselves, according to Project Veritas’ undercover videos.

But one major U.S. politician has not tired of blaming a Trump-Russia tie for her defeat — former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It’s getting to the point, though, where even MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell — who seemed to adore Hillary during the campaign — is calling her out for repeating the same, tired lines during a recent speech.

Speaking in front of cameras, Mitchell seemed to have trouble relating the details of the twisted, rambling conspiracy theory that Hillary wove.

“She, first of all, really drilled down on the fake news, the role of InfoWars, and said that it was very clear to her that there were Americans directing and colluding — and conspiring, really — with the Russian hackers, with Guccifer, with the others who were involved in the hacking, and the dropping of WikiLeaks only an hour after the Access Hollywood tape was disclosed, and saying that they were doing so with such political sophistication. She was basically pointing to the Trump campaign, saying that the dots are now being connected in the investigation,” Mitchell explained.

“She mentioned...” Mitchell began, before stifling a laugh, “...Jared Kushner. She mentioned [Steve] Bannon and Kellyanne Conway in the context of the fact that the Mercers, the big fundraisers who contributed to the campaign and owned Cambridge [Analytica], as part of the deal, and that they connected with the databank in the RNC.”

Mitchell concluded, “So she is drawing a conspiracy theory. She doesn’t have the evidence….”

Watch as conservative media analyst Mark Dice presents what Mitchell said and shows how this is nothing new for Hillary:

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          'A waste of taxpayer money': Trump's voter fraud commission is facing pushback from a dozen states   
  • TrumpAt least a dozen states pushed back against a broad request from the White House commission on voter fraud.
  • The states included Indiana, whose secretary of state sits on the commission.
  • The requested information has raised questions about the ways it can be used.

At least a dozen states are already pushing back against a request by President Donald Trump's voter-fraud commission to hand over registered voters' personal information to make public. 

The bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sent a letter to all 50 states on Wednesday seeking registered voters' names, addresses, dates of birth, partial Social Security numbers, and party registration.

It also asked for a decade's worth of voter history, information on felony convictions, and whether they have registered in more than one state. The commission said all voter data submitted by the states would be made public, and the Justice Department sent a separate letter asking states to reveal how they maintain their voter rolls.

At least 12 secretaries of state — from Indiana, California, Kentucky, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Minnesota, Utah, Oklahoma, New York, Tennessee and New Mexico — have so far declined to hand over information that is not already publicly available. 

Indiana's secretary of state, Connie Lawson, sits on the commission. But she said in a statement that "Indiana law doesn’t permit the Secretary of State to provide the personal information requested by Secretary Kobach." Only certain voter information, she said, is available to the public under Indiana law: name, address, and congressional district assignment.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that handing over the requested information would "legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach."

“I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally," Padilla said Thursday.

Kris Kobach

Trump vowed to investigate voter fraud just days after taking office, repeating false claims that millions of illegal ballots were cast in the presidential election. There is no evidence to support Trump's repeated assertion that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November's election because people voted illegally, independent experts and analysts have said.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a statement that "Kentucky will not aid a commission that is at best a waste of taxpayer money and at worst an attempt to legitimize voter suppression efforts across the country."

"The president created his election commission based on the false notion that 'voter fraud' is a widespread issue — it is not," Grimes said. "Indeed, despite bipartisan objections and a lack of authority, the president has repeatedly spread the lie that 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in the last election."

States are already wary of accepting federal help when it comes to voting and election systems. States pushed back when the Department of Homeland Security wanted to designate their voter systems as "critical infrastructure" before the election last year, and are still reluctant to allow the government to conduct a complete digital forensics analysis of the voting machines to see if they were tampered with. 

'Serious privacy concerns' and 'laying the groundwork for voter suppression'

Election law and voter-fraud experts broadly agree that the commission's request is not only baseless, but an infringement on privacy and states' rights.

"Having all of this information raises serious privacy concerns," wrote Rick Hasen, an election law expert and professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. "Will the information be kept securely, or is it at risk of being hacked for identity theft purposes? Will it be used by the Trump campaign and other political officials for political purposes? How secure will this be?"

Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation who is writing a book on the history of voting rights, wrote Friday that "never before has a White House asked for such broad data on voters, and it could be easily manipulated by Trump’s commission."

Berman said the request could be a pretext to make it harder to register to vote, leading to widespread voter suppression efforts.

"Kobach has a very well-documented record of making wildly misleading claims about voter fraud and enacting policies that sharply limit access to the ballot in his home state of Kansas," he wrote. "He’s been sued four times by the ACLU for voter suppression and was sanctioned by a federal court last week for 'deceptive conduct and lack of candor.'"

Vanita Gupta, who ran the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department during the Obama administration and now heads the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, agreed that Pence and Kobach appeared to be "laying the groundwork for voter suppression."

"The integrity of our elections is indeed under assault — just not in the way Trump claims," she tweeted Thursday. 

A 'gold mine' of voter information

There is also the question of whether making this personal information, including Social Security numbers and military status, publicly available in one place risks making it more vulnerable to manipulation and misuse by adversaries.

Russian hackers targeted election systems in at least 21 states last year, top DHS official Jeanette Manfra told the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month. The hackers probed election infrastructure and successfully infiltrated a "small number of networks," said Sam Liles, the DHS's top cyber official.

The hackers stole voter-data information, which they could then use "in a variety of ways," said top FBI counterintelligence official Bill Priestap, including to affect future elections, target individual voters, and determine whether the data is something they can manipulate going forward. 

When a data-analytics firm hired by the Republican National Committee last year to gather political information about US voters accidentally leaked the sensitive personal details of roughly 198 million citizens earlier this month, cybersecurity experts called it "the motherlode of all leaks" and a "goldmine" for anyone looking to target and manipulate voters. 

That information did not even include highly sensitive information like Social Security numbers that the administration now wants to gather and, apparently, make publicly available. 

"It’s just shocking," Myrna Pérez, an expert on voting rights and election administration at Brennan Center for Justice, told Mother Jones on Friday, "that in a period where we know that there’s a risk that we have foreign interference and foreign attacks on our registration systems, that somebody thinks it’s a good idea to take the voter registration rolls in all 50 states and put them all together in one place."

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          Blog Post: Panda Express Serves Up $600K to DOJ in I-9 Violation Settlement   

DOJ, June 28, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (Panda Express), a restaurant chain with over 1,800 locations in the United States. The agreement resolves the department’s investigation into whether Panda Express discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when reverifying their permission to work.

The department’s investigation concluded that Panda Express unnecessarily required lawful permanent resident workers to re-establish their work authorization when their Permanent Resident Cards expired, while not making similar requests to U.S. citizen workers when their documents expired. The investigation also revealed that Panda Express routinely required other non-U.S. citizen workers to produce immigration documents to reverify their ongoing work authorization despite evidence they had already provided sufficient documentation. The antidiscrimination provision of the INA prohibits such requests for documents when based on an employee’s citizenship status or national origin.

Under the settlement, Panda Express will pay a civil penalty of $400,000 to the United States, establish a $200,000 back pay fund to compensate workers who lost wages due to the company’s practices, train its human resources personnel on the requirements of the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, and be subject to departmental monitoring and reporting requirements.

“Employers should ensure that their reverification practices comply with laws that protect workers against discrimination,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division. “The Justice Department applauds Panda Express for its cooperation during this investigation and its commitment to compensating workers who may have lost wages due to its documentary practices.”

Work-authorized, non-U.S. citizens who lost work at Panda Express between May 31, 2014, and June 28, 2017, due to Panda Express’ documentary practices may be eligible for back pay for the wages they would have earned. For more information, email IER.PEclaims@usdoj.gov.

The division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), formerly known as the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the INA. The statute prohibits, among other things, citizenship, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee; unfair documentary practices; retaliation and intimidation.

For more information about protections against employment discrimination under immigration laws, call IER’s worker hotline at 1-800-255-7688 (1-800-237-2515, TTY for hearing impaired); call IER’s employer hotline at 1-800-255-8155 (1-800-237-2515, TTY for hearing impaired); sign up for a free webinar; email IER@usdoj.gov (link sends e-mail); or visit IER’s English and Spanish websites.

Applicants or workers who believe they were subjected to different documentary requirements based on their citizenship, immigration status, or national origin; or discrimination based on their citizenship, immigration status, or national origin in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral, should contact IER’s worker hotline for assistance."


          Practise   
While I did knit yesterday, it wasn't what took up most of my time.  I still spent about 3 hours on knitting, but I spent much more time on something else.

I finished the Malabrigo Merino braid I was working on.  


I am so pleased with the singles.  They are as fine as I want to get I think, though I do know that with a little work, I can get them finer.  This weight should produce a really nice fingering weight 3 ply or a decently fine 2 ply lace weight.  Not that it is perfect.  Not even close to perfect but it is pretty good and I am very pleased.

I really do enjoy spinning and flush with the success of my singles, I wasn't quite ready to leave the wheel.  I decided to ply it.  


I did a chain ply to keep the colours together.  I focussed on the speed at which I worked.  My pace plyng is usually too fast and it feels like such an out of control process.  I treadled slower and tried to stay in charge.  I kept tension on the yarn in my hands better  in part, by plying from my other wheel.   By plying off my stand in lazy kate, off the small wheel, the Victoria, and on to the big wheel, the Julia, I could keep a little bit of tension on the bobbin.  It really seemed to help.  After sitting on the bobbins overnight, the yarn seems to be fairly balanced.  I'm not sure if that is how it will end up after its bath today, but so far so fair.

While I felt much more in charge of plying this time, I still need a lot pf practice to feel competent.  I  but I also found that I need practice at much more than just plying evenly.


Plying brings out any of the 'softly spun' sections too.  There are less of these than the last time I plied a chain ply, which means my spinning is improving, but it still needs work.   



This photo really shows the ply twist/spin twist unevenness. Coordination between my hands and feet is always a challenge for me.  You can see how the ply twist (and likely the spun singles twist too) changes with the rythym treadling when I focus on pulling the single through the loop of chain playing.  I think it is going to be a matter of smoothing out my rythym overall and practising having hands and feet work together.  That has always been a bit of an issue for me.  Still, with as little plying experience as I have, I am feeling pretty darn good about it all. 

By Monday this will be a finished yarn and I can't wait to see the final result.  There is a bit of a stockpile of things to ply around here and I'm going to keep working this technique with some of it.  Like anything else, practice makes better.  Not perfect.  Never going to get there, but better is a goal I can do.

          Fun Knitting!   

I knew I wasn't motivated to do a whole lot yesterday but honestly, I thought it was just that I wasn't motivated to knit.  I accomplished nothing yesterday, in any sphere.  One side was done to the bottom of the henely split, but most of the knitting was completed this morning in a spurt of early morning eagerness.



And joined.  Just.

I still have about 3 inches to knit to get to the full length before I can join front and backs for the body of the sweater, so there is a fair bit of knitting still, but can I just say, how much fun I am having with this?  I am having so much fun with this!

I love knitting with fine yarns.  My first real knitting, other than a few rows just to see if I could, was a sock in regular sock yarn.  Every time I do something in this weight of yarn, I remember that feeling, that special tingle of giddy joy that I felt that first time I worked on something practical and useful.

Knitting a sweater is a big commitment. Knitting a fingering weight sweater is a bigger commitment.   Knitting a fingering weight sweater for a very plus sized person is bigger still but none of these are so overwhelmingly huge that it cannot be done. It is all in how you think about knitting a garment.  If you think it will take ages, it will feel like ages.  If you think it will go fast, it usually does.

I started this on June 23 and I have the upper back done and half of the upper front.  That is pretty good for the number of hours I spent knitting.  The only day I spent a very large chunk of time working on it was the first day.  Every other day since has been filled with a lot more life than knitting life and I still have really satisfying progress.  By the end of the 6th day, I will have the entire upper body complete.  Nothing to sneeze at. It is going pretty fast.

I don't knit particularly fast.  Rather I spend a lot of hours knitting.  Except for  a few days scattered through the really really stressful times (not the busy times, just the stressful ones) I knit every single day.  There is no trick to what seems like fast knitting other than a deep and abiding love of knitting.

I could tell you much more.  I could spend hours talking about why I love it and all the things that excite me about it, but I do that every day in one way or another.  So I won't.  What I really want to do right now is knit.

So, bye bye.  For now.




          Analytical Expert   
Salary: Negotiable (GBP)
Benefits:
Location: Switzerland, Basel
Company: RM IT Professional Resources AG
Posted: 30 June 2017 13:28:27
Expiry: 07 July 2017 00:00:00
          网站内容编辑   
新加坡新传媒正在招聘网站内容编辑,详细情形请上网查看:
ONLINE CONTENT CREATOR
Responsibilities:
- Help with content management system development (pre-launch)
- Populate content online (pre-launch)
- Write, edit, proofread, update (including removal of expired materials) and publish content (copy, image, video) for different Web channels
- Ensure copy quality standards are met
- Work with Editorial, Sales and Design to create timely, compelling Web content
- Serve as content owners of designated channels
- Manage the community aspects of the site, such as monitoring and moderating interactive content and discussions, handling visitor requests, comments, feedback
- Compile and distribute content for e-newsletters and e-mail campaigns
- Track statistics (traffic, click-through rates etc) and analyse online content to continually improve site effectiveness
- Format and tag Web content for search engine optimisation
- Fix errors, broken links etc

Requirements:
- Degree in journalism, communications, English or related field
- At least two years of experience in writing, editing, publishing online content, including digital images and videos
- Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
- Excellent project management and multi-tasking skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding of Web information architecture, navigation and usability
- Knowledge of Web content management systems
- Understanding of basic Web analytics and statistics

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          Singapore SBS Transit   
新加坡SBS公共交通系统公司正在招聘人员:

1. HR & Admin Officer
Sengkang
Posting Date:11 Sep 2008
Responsibilities
Involve in staff activities including selection, hiring, induction, exit interview and recruitment drive
Coordinate and track monthly Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports
Prepare periodic statistical reports
Administer staff recognition programme
Assist in the annual budgeting, office administrative duties, ad-hoc projects / activitiesRequirements
Diploma in Business Administration / Studies / Human Resource Management
2 years of relevant working experience
Familiar with Singapore Employment Laws and Regulations
Proficient in MS office applications
Knowledge in SAP HR is an advantage
Possess pleasant personality, good verbal and written communication skills
Meticulous with a flair for figures

2. Part-time Security Officers
Singapore
Posting Date:08 Sep 2008
Requirements
Must have WSQ/EBSC certifications
Able to read & write simple English
Physically fit & healthy
Those with policeforce background are welcomed to apply

3. Service Controller (West District)
Singapore
Posting Date:08 Sep 2008
Responsibilities
Ensure optimal deployment of resources to the fullest using GPS Automatic Vehicle Management System (AVMS)
Lead and manage a team of Assistant Service Controllers using online resources and support systems to monitor the bus service performance in a real-time environment and take necessary action to minimize service delays, resolve emergencies or restore service disruption and to ensure service reliability on the road
Make critical decisions and ensure appropriate communication with all parties involved
Analyse trends and put up recommendation for improvement of overall service performance and resource applicationsRequirements
Degree in any discipline
Minimum 2 years of working experience in operations
Mature, calm and controlled in responding to stressful or unpredictable situations
Strong situational awareness ability and leadership qualities
Analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
Bilingual in English and one other local language with ability to understand local dialects
Able to perform rotating shift work
No hearing impairment or colour vision deficiency
You will undergo a series of aptitude tests and interviews if you are shortlisted. Extensive training will be provided for successful candidates to acquire operations policies, procedures and service controls in addition to the use of the system. Good candidates may also be considered for other bus operations positions.

4. Technical Officer (Technology & Projects)
Braddell
Posting Date:08 Sep 2008
Requirements
Diploma in Engineering
Minimum 2 years of working relevant experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Meticulous and hardworking

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http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/
          SHIMIZU 建筑公司   
日本老字号建筑公司SHIMIZU在新加坡的分公司拟聘请以下职位职员:

1)MANAGERS (CONSTRUCTION)
Requirements:
Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 10 years' relevant experience
High degree of initiative and independence with strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

2)MANAGERS (PLANNING)
Requirements
Degree in Architecture or Civil/Structural Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 8 years’ relevant experience
Able to carry out basic engineering design calculations
Experienced in construction planning and coordination with consultants
Experienced in preparation of shop drawings, method statement & temporary works planning
Well-versed in MS Office, MS Project and the latest version of Autocad

3)MANAGERS (QS)
Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Building/Quantity Surveying or its equivalent
Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience
Experienced in budgeting, contract administration and procurement preferred
Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

4)ENGINEERS
Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Architecture or Civil/Structural Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
Able to coordinate with consultants and sub-contractors

5)ENGINEERS (PLANNING) (Position 1)
Requirements:
Degree in Architecture or Civil/Structural Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 3 years' relevant experience
Able to carry out basic engineering design calculations
Experienced in construction planning, coordination with consultants as well as document control such as monitoring of sample submission, approval status of shop drawing and reply status to request for information
Well-versed in MS Office, MS Project or Primavera

6)ENGINEERS (PLANNING) (Position 2)
Requirements:
Graduates with a good degree from a recognized university in Civil and Structural Engineering
Graduates with a Master Degree from a recognized university in Civil and Structural Engineering are also welcome to apply
Familiar with structural design software such as ETABS and SAP2000 preferred
Strong interest in design development and construction planning preferred
Able to work under stress
Good interpersonal skills so as to be able to work in a team

7)SENIOR ENGINEERS / ENGINEERS / COORDINATORS (M&E)
Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
Able to plan and check combined services drawings
Able to identify variation works and submit accurate cost implications
Able to schedule, supervise and control sub-contractors to carry out their works accurately and timely in accordance to the contract drawings and specifications
Able to lead and manage a team of Supervisors(M&E) and sub-contractors
Well-versed in MS Excel, MS Project or Primavera

8)SENIOR QS / QS
Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Building/Quantity Surveying or its equivalent
Minimum 5 - 10 years' relevant experience
Strong interpersonal, communication skills and negotiation skills

9)QS (M&E)
Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Building/Quantity Surveying/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
Well-versed in identifying variation orders, submitting accurate cost implications, spreadsheets and formation of sub-contract documents and conditions
Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

10)SUPERVISORS
Requirements
Possess relevant Certificate (e.g. BCSS or NCCS)
Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience

11)SUPERVISORS (M&E)
Requirements:
Possess relevant Certificates (e.g. Certificate in M&E Co-ordination)
Minimum 3 years' relevant experience
Able to ensure sub-contractors execute their works accurately in accordance to the approved shop-drawings, technical submissions and checklists
Able to plan, carry out and record M&E inspections
Able to co-ordinate work activities among sub-contractors

12)COORDINATORS
Requirements:
Possess relevant Certificates
Minimum 5 - 8 years’ relevant experience in coordinating architecture works
Experienced in architecture planning, coordination with consultants and document control such as monitoring of sample submission, approval status of shop drawing and reply status to request for information including site supervision
Well-versed in MS Office and MS Project

13)WSH OFFICERS
Requirements:
Degree or Diploma in Engineering discipline or its equivalent
Possess relevant certificates (i.e. Safety Officers Training Course)
Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
Familiar with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 preferred
Registered WSH Officer and Environmental Control Officer preferred

14)SAFETY COORDINATORS
Requirements:
Possess relevant Certificate (i.e. Certificate in Safety Coordinators Training Course)
Minimum 5 years' relevant experience
Familiar with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 preferred

15)CLERK-OF-WORKS
Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Architecture/Structure/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or its equivalent
Minimum 10 years' relevant experience
Registered with BCA, Singapore as a Clerk-of-Works
Able to make frequent overseas business trips

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          Transit Technician   
Employer: 
Region of Waterloo

Type: 
Full-Time
Term (Duration): 
Contract

Description: 
Length: Temporary Full-Time (for approximately 12 months)
Department/Division: Transportation & Environmental Services/Transit Services
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Union: C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade: 12
Salary/Wage: $60,933.60 - $69,232.80 per annum/$33.48 - $38.04 per hour (July 1, 2017 rates)
Location: GRT Transit Centre, 250 Strasburg Road, Kitchener
Closing Date: July 6, 2017

Description of Duties:
Provides technical operations support, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of electronic fare system equipment. Collects, analyzes and researches maintenance data generated and prepares statistical and narrative reports. Collects and maintains technical data files to support software configurations. Supports installation of hardware and software upgrades and new equipment configurations.

Current Assignment: Works with system vendor and Region staff to plan installation of fare system equipment including fare boxes and handheld card readers. Work with vendor teams to ensure installations are performed according to Region requirements. Work with installation teams to ensure integration with existing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) components is successful. Help with acceptance testing of fare system hardware and software. Perform field fingertip maintenance of fare system equipment as necessary. Help test and implement changes to system tariff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of electronic circuit theory, electronic displays and components, electronic hardware interfacing, computer systems and peripherals, diagnostics, printed circuit board construction, soldering and de-soldering, and mechanical compositions, normally acquired through the attainment of a three year Community College Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent, plus 3 years related work experience.
- Knowledge of Regional, Federal, and Provincial policies, procedures, and legislation, including the Highway Traffic Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Transport Canada Acts and Regulations, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Ministry of Transportation guidelines and related legislation.
- High level of analytical and technical skills, plus a proven ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve electronic problems and configurations.
- Human relations, communications and organizational skills in order to work independently, develop short and long term plans, respond to technical inquiries, and participate as an effective team member.
- Skill in the operation of a computer, using software such as MS Office Applications, Acrobat Reader, DOCS, Hastus, GIS, ITS software (CAD/AVL & fleet maintenance software) and integrated fleet management computer systems.
- Ability to read technical manuals, updates, bulletins, industry publications, and magazines to monitor and evaluate current technologies for applicability to GRT.
- Ability to prepare statistical and narrative reports using data generated from the various components of the ITS system.
- Ability to verbally respond to technical inquiries from equipment manufacturers and all levels of staff with regards to ITS equipment; to obtain, clarify, or provide information as required.
- Ability to travel to various locations within the Region.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Date Posted: 
Thu, Jun 29 2017

Job Location: 
Kitchener
Wage: 
$60,933.60 - $69,232.80 per annum/$33.48 - $38.04

How to Apply: 
Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 06, 2017 quoting competition number 2017-1561, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Deadline: 
Thu, Jul 6 2017

          Health Data Analyst II   
Employer: 
Region of Waterloo

Type: 
Full-Time
Term (Duration): 
Contract

Description: 
Health Data Analyst II

Length: Temporary Full-time (for approximately 15 months)
Department/Division: Public Health & Emergency Services/Administration
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Union: C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade: 11
Salary/Wage: $58,039.80 - $65,938.60 per annum/$31.89 - $36.23 per hour
(July 1, 2017 rates)
Location: 99 Regina St., S., Waterloo
Closing Date: July 6, 2017

Description of Duties:
Ensures current epidemiological information is readily available for Public Health planning and surveillance initiatives by extracting, manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting health-related statistical data. Provides analytic support to team projects for the benefit of the Department, other Regional departments, and community partners.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Thorough working knowledge of population health data analysis and management, acquired through a Master's degree (e.g., public health, health sciences, statistics, health informatics) plus 6 months of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience such as a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 2 years of related experience in population health data analysis and management.
- Ability to extract, collate, analyze, and interpret health data in accordance with established principles and methodology, and use reasoning and problem solving skills to identify data quality and software issues and develop and recommend solutions.
- Skill in database development, management, and analysis; verification and quality control procedures; and in-depth knowledge of Excel and other statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Tableau, Access), and word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint). Skill in (or knowledge of and ability to learn) GIS mapping and spatial statistical software.
- Communication and human relations skills in order to communicate with internal and external stakeholders from diverse disciplines, deliver training, present information, coordinate and support project teams, and participate as an effective team member in a multidisciplinary team setting.
- Ability to communicate effectively, prepare written reports, and display statistical data in easy to understand formats. Ability to communicate technical information clearly to professional and lay audiences. Ability to draft technical documents, involving analytical or interpretive descriptions.
- Ability to travel within and outside of the region to attend meetings, workshops, training, and conferences.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Date Posted: 
Thu, Jun 29 2017

Job Location: 
Kitchener
Wage: 
$58,039.80 - $65,938.60 per annum/$31.89 - $36.23

How to Apply: 

Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 06, 2017 quoting competition number 2017-1538, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Citizen Service Associate desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Deadline: 
Thu, Jul 6 2017

          Global Traffic Information Services Strategic Business Report 2017 - Emphasis on Connected Car Widens Audience Base for TIS   

LogoDUBLIN, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Traffic Information Services - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe,...



          Coach Betty: with Mat Stein, best selling author of "When Technology Fails"   
GuestMat Stein is author, rock climber, MIT graduate, green builder, as well as an expert on creating an alternative medicine chest. His connection with nature and natural healing is sophisticated and deep. He has many interesting perspectives, and loads of knowledge about how we can survive disasters and economic failures and thrive as a planet. He is a fascinating mix of analytical, green and holistic.
          Product Development / Research Scientist - AXYS Analytical Services - Canada   
Located on Canada’s Pacific coast in an area of pristine natural beauty and in close proximity to historic Victoria and cosmopolitan Vancouver, we offer the...
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          Bertrand Russell   
[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on June 29, 2017. Changes to: Main text] Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872 - 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. His most influential contributions include his championing of logicism (the view that mathematics is in some important sense reducible to logic), his refining of Gottlob Frege's predicate calculus (which still forms the basis of most contemporary systems of...
          Big Data Developer   
NJ-Jersey City, Job Summary & Responsibilities Compliance Technology provides technology solutions to help Compliance manage the firm's regulatory and reputational risks, and enables them to advise and assist the firm?s businesses. Data Analytics team part of Compliance Technology is seeking Java/Scala developers with deep knowledge of distributed computing principles. The candidate is responsible for design, dev
          DevOps Information Security Consultant   
DevOps Information Security Consultant - Insurance/DevOps/Security/Data AnalyticsKEY SKILLSDevOpsInformation SecurityInsuranceFramework BuildingTHE ROLEA leading London based insurer is looking for a DevOps Information Security Consultant to help develop an application security framework that reduces the impact on time it takes ..
          Client Relationship Manager   
The company: TradingHub provides trade data analytics to the financial services industry with clients ranging from international banks and asset managers to regulatory institutions. Our performance matrices are based on methodologies comprising a set of unique metrics and analytic processes that enable our clients to: (i) object..
          FiveThirtyEight Makes Analytics-Based Player Comparison For Top NBA Draftees   

ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight focuses is a data-driven site primarily covering sports and politics. It has used analytics to make some interesting player comparisons for the NBA’s newest stars. Using the cleverly named “Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization,” or CARMELO, the site has released updated player comparisons. FiveThirtyEight uses player sizes, attributes, and advanced stats […]

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          Marketing Analyst - NVR, Inc - Reston, VA   
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States, as NVR does not provide visa sponsorships. Are you a both creative and analytical?...
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          Manager, Portfolio & Business Analytics - Four Seasons - Four Seasons, MO   
Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. The Portfolio Planning and Owner Relations team is responsible for ensuring the Four Seasons...
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          Retail Sales Associate, Albuquerque, NM   
NM-Albuquerque, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,
           A Quote from Nikola Tesla and a Meeting Announcement   
I am currently reading "A Rabble of Dead Money" which is a depiction of the financial, military and political threads which ultimately led to the Great Depression in the United States. Excellent read, but a striking quote which comes out of the second chapter is that of Nikola Tesla in reference to Thomas Edison's persistence in discovery - recall that he tested some 3000 variations of the light bulb before finally arriving at the incandescent bulb. Tesla's quote is "a little theory and...

          Analytical Laboratory Chemist - Praxair - Morrisville, PA   
Perform analytical duties in support of plant validation team. Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies...
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          Social Media/Marketing Assistant - Bingemans - Kitchener-Waterloo, ON   
Support Marketing Manager and Marketing Coordinator in all aspects of the Marketing Department. Responsible for organic social media analytics.... $32,000 a year
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          Activating EndNote X8 using management profiles   
I’ve moved on from a role where I needed to support Clarivate Analytics’s EndNote bibliography software, but I noticed that my colleague Rusty Myers is now deploying it in his environment. As part of his work, Rusty discovered that it was possible to bypass the activation process by adding the AcceptedENX7.2EULA key to /Library/Preferences/com.ThomsonResearchSoft.EndNote.plist: In Rusty’s […]
          Advanced Analytics – Sr. Statistician - Merkle Inc. - Charlottesville, VA   
Act as an internal SME for new statistics and machine learning techniques. Acts as a statistical and machine learning subject-matter expert for internal...
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          Wealth Management and Investment Management Data Analytics Lead - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
Familiarity with SAS, Mainframe. Morgan Stanley is seeking a strong Data Analyst Lead to support Wealth Management and Investment Management Audits....
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          Joe Parys, Nikolai Warner, Joe Parys Academy – Google Analytics for Marketing – Boost Sales & Lower Costs   

Name Product: Market price: Instructor:  File Size:526 MB Home:  https://www.udemy.com/certified-web-application-tester Learn to analyze key metrics in Google Analytics to boost sales and lower costs. Become savvy in visualizing data. So...

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          Vijayan Sugumaran – Computational Intelligence Applications in Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics   

Name Product: Market price: Instructor:  File Size:18.31 MB Home:  https://www.udemy.com/certified-web-application-tester There are a number of books on computational intelligence (CI), but they tend to cover a broad range of CI...

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          Evaluating Nurses' Satisfaction With Two Nursing Information Systems   
imageEvaluating user satisfaction is one of the methods to ensure the usability of information systems. Considering the importance of nursing information systems in patient health, the objective of this study is to evaluate nurses' satisfaction with two widely used nursing information systems (Peyvand Dadeh and Tirazhe) in Iran. This descriptive-analytical study was done on 230 nurses in all teaching hospitals of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2015. Data were collected using an augmented version of a questionnaire developed by IBM. Data were analyzed by SPSS.16 using descriptive and analytical statistical methods including t test, analysis of variance, and Pearson correlation coefficient. The mean of overall satisfaction with the two systems was 61 ± 2.2 and 74 ± 2.4, respectively. The mean of satisfaction with different systems dimensions, that is, ease of use, information quality, and interface quality, was, respectively, 24 ± 1.9, 26 ± 9.7, and 12 ± 4.7 for Tirazhe and 29 ± 1.1, 39 ± 1.04 and 13 ± 5.3 for Peyvand Dadeh system. Nurses’ satisfaction with both systems was at a medium level. The majority of nurses were relatively satisfied with the information quality and user interface quality of these systems. The results suggest that designing nursing information systems in accordance with their users’ need improves usability. Hence, policy and decision makers of healthcare institutions should invest on usability when purchasing such systems.
          Nurses’ Use of a Web-Based National Guide for Child Health Care   
imageRikshandboken i Barnhälsovård is a Swedish Web-based guide for child healthcare, providing quality-ensured guidelines and support contributing to equality in child healthcare among all children. In 2015, a new child healthcare program was implemented and made available in this Web-based guide. The aim of this study was to investigate how child healthcare nurses use Rikshandboken i Barnhälsovård and factors affecting its use. The study was a comprehensive Web survey of 2376 child healthcare nurses in Sweden answered by 1309. Statistical processing was performed using descriptive and analytical methods. Rikshandboken i Barnhälsovård was widely used by the respondents, but regional differences and number of years in the profession affected the use. Almost all nurses were satisfied with the usability, content, and design and felt that a national guide for child healthcare is important. This indicates that an established Web-based national guide is an appropriate setting when a new national program is implemented. In order to achieve an equal and equitable child healthcare, it is essential that all nurses use the national guide to provide evidence-based practice. The value of main child healthcare units as regional facilitators in the innovation process of Rikshandboken i Barnhälsovård should not be underestimated.
          Manager, Portfolio & Business Analytics - Four Seasons - Four Seasons, MO   
Changes to current hotel programs - Support the hotel teams in building out business case, and optimize owner’s investment....
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           Gender, diversity and intersectionality in professions and potential professions: analytical, historical and contemporary perspectives    
Hearn, Jeff, Biese, Ingrid, Choroszewicz,, Marta and Husu, Liisa (2016) Gender, diversity and intersectionality in professions and potential professions: analytical, historical and contemporary perspectives. In: The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 57-70. ISBN 9781138018891
          John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund Notice To Shareholders -- Sources Of Distribution Under Section 19(a)   
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          Inpixon Completes $6,000,000 Underwritten Public Offering   
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          Manager, Quantitative Analytics/Data Science - Scotiabank - Toronto, ON   
Assess the impact of GL reconciliation results on capital and critical risk reports. Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better...
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          226 - Shadow Planet/World Apart   
Question – what has been my most anticipated TV show return of the last 20 years or so?
Minus several million if you said Doctor Who, it was ticking along quite nicely under the benevolent leadership of Big Finish until those upstarts in Cardiff decided to bring it back to TV where I am told it has done rather well….
No, my most anticipated, genuinely COULD NOT WAIT returning TV show was Twin Peaks – and it could have been a retread of past glories, but it isn’t, it is something altogether darker and altogether more beautiful and horrifying. Anyhow the reason I bring up Twin Peaks is related to this months release “Shadow Planet/World Apart”, well the first part of it anyhow – you see in Twin Peaks Deputy Hawk says this to Agent Cooper “My people believe that the White Lodge is a place where the spirits that rule man and nature reside. There is also a legend of a place called the Black Lodge. The shadow self of the White Lodge. Legend says that every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection. There, you will meet your own shadow self.”  And this was the first thing that came in to my head when I read the synopsis for Shadow Planet a story of the hidden part of you that is always with you, albeit in a Sci-Fi setting rather than in a red curtained room with dancing dwarves and screaming dopplegangers…..
 Shadow Planet by AK Benedict
 The planet Unity is a very special place, a psychic planet, a place of peace and healing, a place where you can come face to face with your shadow self (without the need for a backwards talking dwarf or a one armed man) and work through any issues you may have in the safety and seclusion of the Unity corporation compound. Idyllic and therapeutic we are led to believe. As you may have guessed that is about as true as a certain Mrs May being leader of a “Strong and Stable” government. It is wonderful to hear Philip Olivier as Hex again especially in two roles as our Hex and the shadow Hex – yes the shadow selves – amalgamations of the negativity in the person, Ace’s comes across as mean spirited and arrogant and then there is the shadow self of the Doctor….
A great guest cast consisting of a very arch Belinda Lang as Unity Corporation head Mrs Wheeler and her assistant Professor Grove (Nikolas Grace) keep the story moving along and the revelations about the true nature of Unity coming thick and fast. But underneath it all this is a story about the repressed rebelling and trying to exist when they really shouldn’t exist at all.
 World Apart by Scott Handcock
 The words “written by Scott Handcock” give me as much pleasure the the words “directed by David Lynch” – both are visionaries and constantly push the boundaries of the medium in which they work, both give their lead characters a really hard time and boy do Ace and Hex go through the wringer in this one.
Carrying directly on from Shadow Planet, linked by a cliffhanger of a planet appearing in the Vortex Ace and Hex are soon marooned as The Doctor realises that he really shouldn’t be on the planet at all and leaves. Hex and Ace are left to fend for themselves on the planet Nirvana, an anomaly in space and time, a planet where there are piles of dead bodies from the previous marooned travellers, where food is scarce, where they are being hunted and where there really is no hope of rescue. Remember the “Doctor lite” episodes on TV where the absence of the Doctor made you realise how much he is needed – well this is almost the opposite as his actions have led to the situation that Ace & Hex find themselves in. Sylvester McCoy always was the most amoral and alien of all the Doctor’s but here his aloofness and detachment for the situation – his almost universal view of things and his companions place in the great scheme of things is cold and analytical and we are reminded that though he may look like us he is very very alien.
 Two very different stories both dealing with identity and how we define ourselves by our experiences and our friendships with Handcock again supplying a very different take on what a Doctor Who story can be as a contrast to the more traditional Shadow Planet – neither story contain red rooms, coffee, dwarves or giants – but I wont hold that against them and award this release a none too shadowy 8/10.


          OBSERVATIONS, SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON “SOME INPUTS FOR DRAFT NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2016”*   
OBSERVATIONS, SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON “SOME INPUTS FOR
 DRAFT NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2016”*

By Niranjanaradhya.V.P., Ph.D-Education Fellow and Programme Head
Universalisation of Equitable Quality Education Programme 
Centre for Child and the Law 
National Law School of India University 
Nagarbhavi,Bengaluru-560 242


 The Government of India has initiated the process of formulating a New National Education Policy. Initially, discussions were held at the Panchayat, block/cluster, district and state levels on the proposed New Education Policy by the Centre. However, these discussions were all stereotypical based on superficial questions that did not address the core and systemic issues in the education system. A lapse was seen throughout the process in effectively following a bottom-up approach and constructively collecting the public opinion by restricting the discussions to defined thematics. Subsequently, a committee under the able chairmanship of Mr. T.S.R. Subramaniam was constituted to come up with its recommendations and formulate a draft policy on education. Again, the Government of India lapsed in the democratic process by not sharing the report of the T.S.R.Subramaniam Committee in the public domain. Instead, the Ministry of Human Resources Development has released a document titled “Some Inputs for Draft National Education Policy 2016” and has sought observations, suggestions and recommendations from the public on the same latest by 31st July, 2016. 

In this background, the Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University, which has been continuously working for universalisation of equitable quality school education for all children up to 18 years of age for the past two decades, has come up with the following observations regarding the document released by the Ministry.

ABOUT THE DOCUMENT “SOME INPUTS FOR DRAFT NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2016” The inputs given by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India clearly indicate that the Government accepts that complete revamping of the existing education system is the need of the hour. While this is a much needed step, the direction in which this revamping process is to proceed and what should be the basis of the newly built system of education has been completely misplaced. The inputs not only aim to but also * By Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University – Drafted by Ms. Krithika. B. S., Ms. Shruthi Raman, Research Assistants, Centre for Child and the Law, NLSIU under the guidance of Dr. Niranjanaradhya. V. P., Fellow and Programme Head, Universalisation of Equitable Quality Education Programme, Centre for Child and the Law, NLSIU. confine the entire educational goal to the development of human resource and the holistic approach to education is not made. Though there exist certain major flaws in the inputs, few measures like the implementation of ICT, revamping of teacher education, making teacher education accountable for the quality of education, inclusive education etc., are to be acclaimed. However, in the fervour to build a modernised education system accessible to all, the Ministry has unfortunately favoured privatisation, commercialisation and commodification of education to a large extent. Education as a fundamental right of all is not emphasised upon. Instead education is made a privilege by handing over the onus to private sector. The proposed inputs also deviate from the recommendations of the Education Commission of building a National Education System based on the principle of Neighbourhood School which was later reiterated in the previous National Education Policies of 1968 and 1986/92 and further re-emphasised in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. Neither the international commitment nor the Indian Constitutional values are seen to be adhered to in the present provisions given in the form of inputs. Hence, much needs to be changed in essence with respect to the current inputs and the proposed provisions of the National Education Policy. In this direction, the Centre for Child and the Law, would like to put forth the following observations and recommendations with respect to the Ministry‟s document “Some Inputs for Draft National Education Policy 2016”.
    
OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS CHAPTER 1 - PREAMBLE Preamble is the introductory part of a document which explains the purpose and the underlying philosophy of the document. When it comes to an Educational Policy, the preamble to the policy should ideally state the essence of education by explaining what is education and why education is of significance with a holistic view. Later a brief account of the previous efforts made in the direction of building an education system by the Government and the challenges faced in implementing them and the gaps in those efforts which lead to the need for formulating a new policy are to be provided. The present document gravely falls short in this aspect. The Preamble to the document while gives a very good account of the past efforts of the Government in building a strong education system in the country, misleads that the present education is almost close to perfect with not much issues and problems. One may say that the issues and challenges in the current education system are dealt with in a separate chapter altogether and hence, an account of the same has been provided. Though this might be said to be true, the Preamble lacks the explanation as to what necessitated the formulation of a new education policy to replace the already existing policy, which is the very purpose of writing a preamble. All the more, the Preamble nowhere makes even a mention of the essence of education, its meaning and necessity. The need to build a system of education based on egalitarian values and in conformation to the Constitutional values is not given due importance. Instead, the Preamble misplaces facts by depicting that education has throughout been equally accessible to all strata of the society. Since the ancient era, education in India has been the privilege of elite classes, which is why the demand for a fundamental right to education for all was made an important component of freedom struggle. It is saddening that even to this day, the struggle continues as education has still not become a right of the masses in reality. In the words of Mr. J. P. Naik, “Children and youth learnt by living and participating in the activities of the home and society. It was not education for living but education through living; and there was no difference between the process of socialization and education. Gradually, as quantum of available knowledge and the need for specialized skills began to grow, some persons began to specialize. This led to apprenticeship and later on to some regular forms of non-formal education. Even today, this is the only form of education received by numerous children who never enter schools.” [Naik, JP, „Some perspectives on non-formal education‟ (Allied publishers, New Delhi, 1977) at pg 6] Issues like stratification of education system, privatisation, commercialisation and commodification of education hamper the very notion of education being a social good. Instead education is perceived as a profit-making business. Hence, to understand education in its true essence and build a system of education based on Constitutional principles to achieve the formation of an egalitarian society is exceedingly significant. This needs to be effectively reflected in the Preamble of the National Education Policy as the Preamble forms the foundation for the implementation of any policy or legislation.

CHAPTER 2 – KEY CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION SECTOR While the chapter recognises considerable number of challenges in the present education sector, few aspects seem to be either misplaced or missed out. The observations in this regard include the following: The issue of access and participation in education system does not give an account of the inequalities and discriminatory practices leading to reduced access to education system by the masses. Education still remains a privilege and has not yet become the right of the masses. While reduced GER is one aspect of the issue, retention of students is another major challenge. The document fails to identify this issue. The document assumes the existence of a full-equipped pre-school education system provided by government and wrongly states that it is not helping students to be ready for formal schooling. The Anganawadi Centres are centres of care and cannot be considered as a pre-school. The document fails to account for the failure of the Government in raising the standards of all the Government schools to that of the Schools run by the Central Government like that of Kendriya Vidyalayas etc. Various researches assert the fact that the Central Government run Schools in India are among the best educational institutions. Though the document recognises commercialisation as a major challenge persisting in the present education system, it has ignored that increasing privatisation in the sector is adversely affecting the quality of education. The document not only ignores but to a certain extent favours privatisation of education to a certain extent. The recognition of privatisation of education sector as a dangerous development and one of the key challenges is very crucial. Effort to identify and discuss the causes leading to the failure of Government flagship programmes like Operation Blackboard, SSA etc., in achieving universalisation of quality education is not made. It is imperative to identify these ensuing challenges and deal with the same. While the failure to allot the recommended budget to educational sector is recognised, the reasons behind the same are not identified and discussed. It is pertinent to recognise these challenges and make efforts to allot the necessary budget for education. In the process of recognising the failure in the fulfilment of the global commitments with respect to education, the target of universalisation of quality education is pushed further to 2030 much to the transgression of the initial Constitutional mandate of 1960 and the subsequent national as well as global commitments.

CHAPTER 3 – VISION, MISSION, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Vision A clear cut vision is essential for the effective implementation of any policy document. The vision of the proposed National Education Policy confines education for the development of human resources and the holistic approach is mislaid. Thus, following suggestions are made: The Vision of the National Education Policy should be drawn from the core values of the Constitution of India. The Vision should be in consonance with Article 39 of the Constitution which emphasises upon the healthy development of children and their protection from exploitation. Education is the ideal way of ensuring holistic and healthy development of children under the conditions of freedom and dignity. The Vision should be in the lines of building a national education system based on the Common School System and the neighbourhood school principle as recommended by the Education Commission (1964 – 1966) and reiterated by the earlier educational policies to build an egalitarian society based on the core values enshrined in the Constitution of India and the Preamble. The vision should be such as to ensure inclusive quality education and lifelong learning to all and not limit to ensuring opportunities for the same. Mission The mission of the Policy, just like the vision, lays emphasis on acquisition of skills for improvement in employability by completely ignoring the holistic approach and the broader implications of education. It is of much significance that the mission of the National Education Policy should be to achieve the broader goals of education of building an egalitarian society based on the core principles of the Constitution. In this bearing, the Mission of the National Education Policy should be directed towards: Achieving the larger purpose of education as connoted by the UN in its 1966 report submitted under the chairmanship of Mr. Jacques Delors. According to the United Nations, the following four pillars of learning are the fundamental principles for reshaping education: i. Learning to know: to provide the cognitive tools required to better comprehend the world and its complexities, and to provide an appropriate and adequate foundation for future learning. ii. Learning to do: to provide the skills that would enable individuals to effectively participate in the global economy and society. iii. Learning to be: to provide self-analytical and social skills to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential psycho-socially, affectively (emotionally) as well as physically, for an all-round complete person. iv. Learning to live together: to expose individuals to the values implicit within human rights, democratic principles, inter-cultural understanding and respect and peace at all levels of society and human relationships to enable individuals and societies to live in peace and harmony. Fulfilling the international commitments of India with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals, Education for All etc., and paving way for global citizenships. Building an education system that is beyond the mere development of human resources for the gain of financial benefits. Goals and Objectives The goals and objectives are set based on the vision and mission of the Policy. Just like the Vision and Mission of the National Education Policy should focus upon the holistic development of individuals, the objectives of the Policy should also be set in this direction. Accordingly, following recommendations are being put forth: The overall goal of education should be to achieve holistic development of individuals and should not be confined to the improvement of employability. Learning has to be seen as a process as opposed to defining minimum levels of learning in the form of learning outcomes. Pre-school education is to be seen as a continuum of early childhood care and education. Emphasis is to be laid on early childhood education based on the mandate of the Constitution of India under Article 45 and in lieu with the ECCE Policy, 2013. Non-formal learning modalities are to be a mere support system to the formal education and should not be a parallel system of education. It is an unhealthy practice to engage in non-formal learning by totally discounting the formal education system. Thus, cessation of the non-formal education system is to be carried out and the provision of non-formal learning to enable the avoiding of formal education is to be discouraged.

CHAPTER 4 – POLICY FRAMEWORK Pre-School Education While the prioritisation of pre-school education is a welcome measure, the reduction of age to 4 to 5 years is a contested provision. As envisaged by the ECCE Policy, 2013, the first six years of life are fundamental to the development of an individual and early childhood care and education encompasses the inseparable elements of care, health, nutrition, play and early learning within a protective and enabling environment. 0 to 6 years needs to be seen in a continuum. As recommended in the 259th Law Commission Report, with a view to prepare children above the age of three years for elementary education and to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years, it is necessary to mandate the provision of free pre-school education to all children in the age group of 3 to 6 years. The pre-school education is to be integrated with the primary education and the component of care, nutrition and protection as provided by Anganawadi Centres. For this, these centres are to be located within the school premises. The option of situating them near schools should not be given. The Anganawadi Centres are to be converted into community crèches to assist the working parents in lines with the recommendations of the 259th Law Commission Report which provides that “every child under six should have an unconditional right to crèche and day care, which is provided, regulated and operated by the State”. (Point 6.19) The components of pre-school education should be in accordance with the Early Childhood Care and Education Policy, 2013 and pre-school education shall be managed in coordination with the Ministry of Women and Child Development. A time period is to be specified for the transition from Anganawadis to pre-primary school. Providing the discretion of determining the same by the State Governments will lead to confusion and ultimately result in ineffective implementation. Protection of Rights of the Child and Adolescent Education Protection of Rights of the Child A Child Protection Policy shall be formulated by all schools based on the framework and guidelines for ensuring school safety and the same is to be implemented by all schools. This shall be made a mandate for recognition and registration of schools. If subsequently any norms are flouted, stringent action shall be taken against the school authorities. A Child Rights and Security Cell is to be constituted in each school to deal with the issues within the school pertaining to protection and other rights of the children. Such Cells are also to be constituted at the District level as subsequent level. Rules and provisions relating to these Cells shall be determined. The awareness of Child Rights related laws, Acts, Rules, Regulations, etc., should be made a component in the teacher education curriculum to enable teachers to gain knowledge regarding the same in an effective manner. Adolescent Education The classification between children and adolescents is highly inappropriate and in violation to the principles of UNCRC which defines, everyone below the age of 18 years as a child. The classification corroborates the latest amendment to the CLPR Act which is facing wide-spread staunch criticism from the public. 0 to 18 years is to be seen in a continuum and the entire period is childhood as elucidated by the UNCRC. Learning Outcomes in School Education The provision for “alternate schools” is strongly contested. The concept of alternate schools not only leads to increased discrimination but is in violation of the fundamental right of all children to quality education. Instead mainstreaming of migrant children and other out of school children through additional training is to be carried out. The “No Detention Policy” is to be extended up to X standard. In other words, provision is to be made so that no child can be detained in the same class until he/she reaches X standard. The rationale behind such a provision is best explained in the document “Clarification of Provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act” which states as follows: “The ‘no detention’ provision is made because examinations are often used for eliminating children who obtain poor marks. Once declared ‘fail’, children either repeat grade or leave the school altogether. Compelling a child to repeat a class is demotivating and discouraging. Repeating a class does not give the child any special resources to deal with the same syllabus requirements for yet another year. Parents and friends of such children also tend to view them as being ‘fit for failure’, thereby reinforcing the perception which the school has already used for declaring a child ‘fail’. The ‘no detention’ provision in the RTE Act does not imply abandoning procedures that assess children’s learning. The RTE Act provides for putting in place a continuous and comprehensive evaluation procedure – a procedure that will be non-threatening, releases the child from fear and trauma of failure and enables the teacher to pay individual attention to the child’s learning and performance. Such a system has the best potential to improve quality, rather than punishment, fear of failure and detention. Consistent with the arguments provided under section 13 that each child has the same potential for learning, a ‘slow’, ‘weak’ learner or a ‘failed’ child is not because of any inherent drawback in the child, but most often the inadequacy of the learning environment and the delivery system to help the child, realise his/her potential, meaning thereby that the failure is of the system, rather than of the child. This requires addressing the improvement of the quality of the system rather than punishing the child through detention. There is no study of research that suggests that the quality of the learning of the child improves if the child is failed. In fact, more often than not the child abandons school/ learning altogether.” Hence, the amendment to the RTE Act should be in the direction of extending the “No Detention Policy” up to X standard. Learning is a continuous process and connoting education to achieve desired outcomes by defining minimum levels of learning in the form of learning outcomes is in contradiction of the very notion of education. As time and again emphasised by the UNCRC and other international and national documents, education and learning are directed towards the development of an individual's personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. Thus, confining education to achievement of defined learning outcomes is pitiful. School Education By making provision for merger of schools, the proposed inputs support the closure of Government schools thereby paving way for privatisation. Instead of taking a drastic step of shutting down government schools for lack of facilities, measures are to be taken for attending to the fundamental issue of infrastructure and provision of funds allotment and necessary support is to be made to improve infrastructure and other facilities in these schools. It is strongly recommended that the Policy should in no way legitimise the closure of Government schools. The amendment of RTE Act to extend Clause 12(1)(c) to government-aided minority institutions is a welcome measure. While the amendment of RTE Act to extend up to secondary education is a desired modification, it seems to be premature at this point of time owing to the poor implementation of the existing RTE Act. Thus, it is necessary to identify and address the relevant issues and cautiously implement the same. However, to make education up to secondary level a fundamental right and the mandate of the State is much needed. Proper definition of the term appropriate age in the provision to amend RTE Act to cover secondary education is to be given. Open schooling facilities to provide for non-formal education is extremely contested. Such a provision tends to increase child labour wherein more and more children get engaged in labour as they have the option of obtaining non-formal education without having to attend full-time formal schools. This defeats the very notion of universal education to all and violates the fundamental right to education of children. The provision also infringes the Constitutional values and principles of protecting children from exploitation and ensuring their overall development under the conditions of freedom and dignity. Curriculum Renewal and Examination Reforms Curriculum should be so as to achieve holistic development of children and not to attain skills and knowledge for employment. The curriculum should be designed in conformation to the National Curriculum Framework, 2005. More emphasis needs to be given to sports and games, physical education and development of life skills and moral and ethical values. The assessment of students needs to be made based on their overall development and not based on only their academic achievements. Inclusive Education and Student Support Equity and inclusiveness should be based on constitutional values. Issues like providing equal access, subsiding OoSC and improving retention cannot be achieved until the standards of government schools are improved by providing the necessary facilities. For this, the required funds are to be allotted in time. The Policy should not confine itself to quantifying the measures. Quantification of supportive measures like that provided in the document (National Fellowship Fund for 10 lakh students) can be set as a short-term goal but those are not to be made a part of the Policy document. Inclusion of children in the formal education system is to be realised in such a way that these children are not subjected to labelling either in the schools or in the society. Precautions should be taken in these directions. Skills in Education and Employability Confining education to be a mere means of securing employment is the most disastrous connotation that can be made. While employment can be said to be one of the fruits of education, it cannot be made the one and only objective. The purpose of education is to attain self-development in a holistic manner. As emphasised by the UNCRC and other international documents, education should be directed towards the development of an individual's personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential along with the preparation of the individual for a responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all people, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin with utmost respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms. As stated in the document Education for International Understanding, Peace, Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, General Recommendation, adopted on 19 November 1974 by the UNESCO General Conference, “The word „education‟ implies the entire process of social life by means of which individuals and social groups learn to develop consciously within, and for the benefit of the national and international communities, the whole of their personal capacities, attitudes, aptitudes and knowledge. The process is not limited to any specific activity.” The National Education Policy should be formulated in consonance with these principles and lay emphasis on attainment of life skills, moral and ethical values along with vocational skills in order to facilitate the overall development of the individual. Use of ICT in Education Use of ICT in education as a supportive tool for aiding and assisting teachers is a progressive measure and is supported. However, it cannot be taken as the only means for providing education and ICT alone is not the solution to all problems. Teacher Development and Management Measures like attractive salaries and benefits are to be implemented to attract the meritorious populace to the teaching profession in lieu with the system followed in Finland. Four-years integrated Teacher Education Programmes based on the Delhi model are to be developed and conducted all over the nation. Child rights and child development related concepts and the related laws and policies are to be made a component of the teacher education curriculum to enable teachers to gain knowledge regarding the same in an effective manner. More and more educational experts are to be inducted in institutes like SCERT, DSERT, DIET etc. The teacher education and training programmes are to be oriented in the direction as to achieve the goals of an ideal education system. Teacher Education Programme is to be made accountable for the success of the education system. Language and Culture in Education Mother-tongue is to be made the medium of education for primary school as reiterated by UNESCO time and again. Educationally, the child learns more quickly through it than through an unfamiliar linguistic medium. (International Opinion on Language Issues by Dr. Joga Singh, 2013) A child‟s mother tongue provides facilities for the acquisition of early cognitive skills and provides a foundation for learning. The mother tongue is the first language of the child that helps him/her formulate thoughts and give direction to action. (Amy Tsui & J. W. Tollefson, Language Policy and the Construction of National Cultural Identity Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts, 2007) Learning the mother tongue properly enhances learning of other languages. Studies have shown that reading and writing in the mother tongue is beneficial to the student in acquiring other subjects and there is no bar on acquiring another language by the same student. ("Techniques for functional literacy in indigenous languages and the national language” by Sarah. C., 1967) In the modern world, education is not always in the mother tongue and this is claimed to be detrimental to the cognitive abilities of a child by various researches as this amounts to an imposition of an alien language whilst subverting the naturally acquired language. (Mother Tongue and the Right to Choose the Medium of Instruction in Primary Education: A Constitutional Basis by Suprotik Das) As opposed to the three-language formula, multi-lingual education shall be introduced by removing the barriers between different languages. NOTE – Refer Chapter 9 of the Annexure for further information on mother tongue as medium of education and multi-lingual education and the proposed policy provisions. Self-Development through Comprehensive Education Emphasis on co-scholastic activities in school education is a much desired provision. However, in this notion, encouraging public-private partnerships is strongly objected to. Co-scholastic activities are to be made part of the curriculum and should be directed towards the holistic development of children as opposed to a means of maintaining good health. School Assessment and Governance More responsibilities and powers are to be given to the School Management Committees in ensuring good quality education in the school and overseeing availability and efficient maintenance of all facilities in the school. School Management Committees should be extended to Private Schools also (both aided and unaided). Training on right to education, child rights and related topics are to be provided not only to the elected members of the SMCs but to the parents of all children studying in the school. The funds for the school are to be allocated on the basis of the School Development Plan as mandated in the RTE Act. At present however, the School Development Plan is being designed based on the funds allocated. This practice needs to be discontinued immediately. Additional school grants are to be allocated to the SMCs in order to promote more decentralised decisions with respect to finance pertaining to the school and enable intime fulfilment of needs. Financing Education The measure to allot at least 6% of GDP to education is a progressive step. However, the 6% of GDP measure was as calculated in the late 1960s and recommended by the Education Commission (1964 – 1966). This measure does not hold good for the current period. Hence, this needs to be reviewed and the allocation of funds for education needs to be drastically increased and should be way more than 6% of GDP. Inviting private sectors to invest in education leads to more and more privatisation of education. Education is the responsibility of the State and should be state-funded. It is essential that the Policy refrains from legitimising privatisation of education. Private funding of educational institutions adversely affects their accessibility. CHAPTER 5 – IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING Community participation in education is to be emphasised upon. More emphasis needs to be laid on the coordination and convergence of various Government departments for the effective implementation of child rights within a human rights-based framework.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Privatisation, commercialisation and commodification of education is to be strictly forbidden through the National Education Policy. The Policy should provide for building a national education system based on the common school system and neighbourhood school principle. Inappropriate language like referring students as products of education, using terms like handling of cases of children with disabilities are to be avoided in the Policy document. Children are to be treated with dignity. The National Policy of Education is to provide for a system of education within a human rights based framework that enables the overall development of individuals.

CONCLUSION The National Education Policy is the fundamental document that forms the founding stone of the education system of the country. Therefore, it is of extreme significance that the Policy is based on constitutional values and aimed at building an egalitarian society within the framework of fundamental human rights. It is with this perception that the Centre for Child and the Law, National Law School of India University has put forth the above suggestions and recommendations in relation to the Policy. Also, the Centre has come up with a draft referral policy document on school education which is hereby annexed to this document. We hope that the MHRD takes into consideration the holistic development of the child and not just promote development of skills and vocations aiming to increase the GDP of the nation. We have not come to a situation where we need to increase our economic status by making our children work and by stealing their childhood. Let us be that society and Government who realise and cherish children and their childhoods in our country.

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          Student Data Deletion Day - Wouldn't That Be Great   
From Education Week:
Bradley Shear is a lawyer who focuses on digital privacy and social media. 
He's also the father of two elementary-aged children who attend the public schools in Maryland's Montgomery County. 

A little over a year ago, Shear says, the focus of his professional life became an intensely personal concern, as well.

"I got a phone call from my son's teacher, who said he had performed an internet search for inappropriate content on a school-issued Chromebook," Shear said in an interview. "It got me thinking about all the data being collected about kids, and whether it will ever be deleted.
From Shear's blog, Shear on Social Media Law:

Every time our kids may be admonished for talking out of turn or texting in class they may receive a permanent demerit in Class Dojo.  In the near future, classrooms may be filled with cameras and other tracking technologies that also analyze our kids every interaction with their teachers and class mates. This is not some type of crazy prediction; in China, this Orwellian future is already a reality.

Multiple companies in the educational technology space have intentionally misled students, parents, teachers, administrators, and lawmakers about how they are using the personal data they are collecting about our kids in school. For example, Google was caught intentionally scanning student emails for advertising and other troubling purposes despite prior promises it was not.  ConnectEDU tried to sell personal student data for profit when it went bankrupt despite promising not to do so.* Edmodo, another educational technology company, was recently caught surreptitiously tracking students online to monetize their web surfing habits despite promises to the contrary.

As a parent and privacy advocate, I have come to the realization that more needs to be done to raise awareness about these issues and to effectuate change. Therefore, I am calling for all K-12 public schools and their vendors to automatically delete the following data points each and every June 30th after the school year has ended:

 -All student Internet browsing history
-All student school work saved on platforms such as the Google G Suite
-All student created emails (and all other digital communications)
-All behavioral data points/saved class interactions (e.g. Class Dojo data points)
-All student physical location data points  (e.g. obtained via RFID tags)
-All biometric data collected and tied to a student account (e.g. meal  purchase information)
-Etc…
An Easy To Follow School-Data-Deletion-Request-Template


This is just the beginning of the conversation and as our schools collect more data points on our kids more data will need to be automatically deleted at the end of each school year. Each public school system and their vendors must be required to certify in writing that the requested data deletion has occurred.

None of these above data points were kept on the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, or Generation X so they are not needed to be collected and saved for future generations. If we really want to make “America Great Again,” kids should be allowed to be kids without the fear that their every move is tied to them for the rest of their lives.

I'm with Shear - why should your child's  "internet search for inappropriate content" at school follow him/her for the rest of their school years?  

*This happened to SPS until they vigorously told them to give the data back.


          A Pan-African agenda for the 21st century   
Sub-Title: 
Notes on the opening session of the 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Cultural and Intellectual Festival

On Monday 26 June 2017, a most important event for the future of the Global African family took place on African soil at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.  It was a gathering of Africans and pan-Africanists, academics, activists, political leaders, students and youth from all over the world at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual and Cultural Festival. 

In a day characterised by seriousness of purpose, commonality of ideas and sense of mission, the foundation of the meeting was set by Kwame Nkrumah Chair of African Studies Professor Horace Campbell who, in welcoming the participants, provided what can only be described as a masterful “update” of the state of the black condition globally. Prof Campbell achieved the simultaneous goal of updating participants on the specific struggles in specific regions but also demonstrated to all and sundry how their struggles are interlinked.

In what was described, by Joseph Engwenyu, a historian from Uganda, as the most powerful opening ceremony to any global conference that he has ever attended, nowhere was left untouched and analysed in Campbell’s welcome: from the struggles against neo-liberalism in Latin America and the deliberate overthrow of the ordered states of Libya, Iraq and Syria and North Africa and the Middle East, significantly worsening the lives of black citizens in these countries, but more importantly, reversing the possibilities of the economic and material advancement of the pan-African project which was being led by Libya.

In his roll call, Campbell noted the physical absence of Haiti, but was moved to invoke their presence in spirit, since he affirmed that it is impossible to hold a gathering of this nature without acknowledging Haiti, for its sacrifices in igniting the flame of African liberation globally.

Significantly, too, Campbell highlighted the fact of the re-articulation of renewed imperialist aggression by the United States against people of colour, both within and outside its borders. Arising out of this assessment, Campbell emphasised that the ultimate aim of the conference was to establish modes of deepening African unity and to identify concrete practical steps for charting the way forward as an agenda for pan-Africanism in the twenty-first century.

This theme of the need for unity was sustained and reinforced by strong solidarity messages, the most symbolic being delivered by Samia Nkrumah, the daughter of Ghana’s founding president and eminent pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah, who insisted on the need to re-affirm Nkrumah’s message of continental unity: one economy, one currency, one army, one foreign policy and one government.  Given the convening of a conference called under the name of Kwame Nkrumah, it was a significant wake-up call, which placed the ultimate vision of Nkrumah squarely at the centre of the consciousness of the participants.

The opening ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana Professor Ebenezer Owusu. After the welcome statement by the Director of the Institute of African Studies Professor Dzodzi Tsikata, there were solidarity messages from Barbados, the former Prime Minister of Namibia, Nahas Nangula, representative of the Polisario liberation forces of Western Sahara, Mr M. M. Buyema and Samia Nkrumah, the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah. The President of Ghana was represented by Professor Kwesi Yankah, Deputy Minister of Education.

The highlight of the gathering of this opening ceremony of more than 400 persons in the Great Hall of the University of Ghana was the feature address, delivered by the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, whose contribution set the analytical and a programmatic guideline for the way forward for pan-Africanism to the mid-twenty-first century.

On reflecting upon the African condition in the context of the Western world’s claim to fighting a war on terror, Prof Beckles noted that no part of the world has had a more brutal experience of terrorism than the Caribbean under European slavery. Having established this fact, Beckles therefore set the stage for reflecting on a future pan-African project.

His proposed program was framed within a recounting of the stance taken by the major African states at the UN Durban World Conference Against Racism in which, according to his recounting, the formal leaders of Africa abandoned the Caribbean delegations in their call for reparations.  The powerful symbol left by Beckles was that of a mother (Africa) abandoning her scattered children (the Caribbean). He insisted that something had been broken and needed to be repaired. 

Beckles framed his argument on the basis that the Caribbean had “done its part” for Africa, from its intellectual, moral and organisational contribution to the struggles against colonialism and independence through the work of pan-Africanists like George Padmore, to the struggle against apartheid as seen in the work of reggae artistes like Bob Marley, to the military contribution of Cuba in Southern Africa. According to Beckles’s narrative, the children had never walked away from the mother, and that Africa, by turning her back on her children in their hour of need, had inflicted a deep wound in the relationship that needed to be healed.  Beckles therefore suggested that before any further forward movement could occur, the African mother would have to reach out to her children in global Africa, as part of the process of healing.

Symbolism aside, this call for the African mother to reach out to her children set the scene for the offering of practical and programmatic agenda which would emerge in the conference. This not only included the role of Africa in supporting the call to spearhead a reparations movement, but it forced upon the conference the need to think about the kind of agenda around which a program of reaching out between Africa and the Caribbean could be built.  This represents the first framework for a future pan-African agenda.

The second inference by Beckles, which created a framework for a future program of action for pan-Africanism, was his own recognition of a split between African states and African civil society, which was symbolised in Durban with the support for reparations from African civil society but a rejection of the call for reparations by the states. This recognition of the split over reparations was seen as symptomatic of a deeper crisis of the post-colonial independent state, in which elites have been cut off from the aspirations of the people.

This set the tone for a second major agenda issue of the conference: the need to re-examine the failures of an elite-led independence project and, relatedly, the failures of an elite-led pan-African project. Indeed, this has, at the time of writing, constituted a major aspect of the theoretical and practical aspects of the conference, with many of the papers focussing on re-examining the ideas of Walter Rodney, CLR James, George Padmore, WEB Dubois, Amilcar Cabral, Frantz Fanon, Kwame Nkrumah and others.

In addition, the question of overcoming many of the specific aspects of the failure and reversal of the independence and Pan-Africanism have been placed on the agenda. Thus, issues of education, land reform, an African currency, economic sovereignty, integration, indeed, a re-examining of every major aspect of the ongoing failures of post-colonial experience, was inspired by the recognition of the split between civil society and states.

Finally, above all else, the conference theme was “Global Africa 2063: Education for Reconstruction and Transformation”. The conference, and opening ceremony, created an excellent platform for future links between education institutions between Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America, and the rethinking of the substance of education into a future pan-African project, towards meeting the African Union’s goal of a unified Africa by the year 2063.

Given the energy of the conference, the crisis of global capitalism, the sense of mission, and the feeling of the urgency of moment, Professor Campbell was moved to warn that African unity will come before 2063.  We await the formal release of the Accra Declaration of Action, as a way forward towards pan-Africanism into the twenty-first Century.

* TENNYSON S.D. JOSEPH teaches in the Department of Government, Sociology & Social Work at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. He is a prolific writer who pens a weekly column in the Nation. He is the author of Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945–2010, University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

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          India Smart Cities Mission shows IoT potential for improving quality of life at vast scale   
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer Internet-of-Things (IoT) transformation discussion examines the potential impact and improvement of low-power edge computing benefits on rapidly modernizing cities.

These so-called smart city initiatives are exploiting open, wide area networking (WAN) technologies to make urban life richer in services, safer, and far more responsive to residences’ needs. We will now learn how such pervasively connected and data-driven IoT architectures are helping cities in India vastly improve the quality of life there.

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Get the mobile app. Read a full transcript or download a copy.

Here to share how communication service providers have become agents of digital urban transformation are VS Shridhar, Senior Vice President and Head of the Internet-of-Things Business Unit at Tata Communications in Chennai area, India, and Nigel Upton, General Manager of the Universal IoT Platform and Global Connectivity Platform and Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Here are some excerpts:

Gardner: Tell us about India’s Smart Cities mission. What are you up to and how are these new technologies coming to bear on improving urban quality of life?

Shridhar: The government is clearly focusing on Smart Cities as part of their urbanization plan, as they believe Smart Cities will not only improve the quality of living, but also generate employment, and take the whole country forward in terms of technologically embracing and improving the quality of life.

So with that in mind, the Government of India has launched 100 Smart Cities initiatives. It’s quite interesting because each of the cities that aspire to belong had to make a plan and their own strategy around how they are going to evolve and how they are going to execute it, present it, and get selected. There was a proper selection process.

Many of the cities made it, and of course some of them didn’t make it. Interestingly, some of the cities that didn’t make it are developing their own plans.
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There is lot of excitement and curiosity as well as action in the Smart Cities project. Admittedly, it’s a slow process, it’s not something that you can do at the blink of the eye, and Rome wasn’t built overnight, but I definitely see a lot of progress.

Gardner:Nigel, it seems that the timing for this is auspicious, given that there are some foundational technologies that are now available at very low cost compared to the past, and that have much more of a pervasive opportunity to gather information and make a two-way street, if you will, between the edge and central administration. How is the technology evolution synching up with these Smart Cities initiatives in India?

Upton:I am not sure whether it’s timing or luck, or whatever it happens to be, but adoption of the digitization of city infrastructure and services is to some extent driven by economics. While I like to tease my colleagues in India about their sensitivity to price, the truth of the matter is that the economics of digitization -- and therefore IoT in smart cities -- needs to be at the right price, depending on where it is in the world, and India has some very specific price points to hit. That will drive the rate of adoption.

And so, we're very encouraged that innovation is continuing to drive price points down to the point that mass adoption can then be taken up, and the benefits realized to a much more broad spectrum of the population. Working with Tata Communications has really helped HPE understand this and continue to evolve as technology and be part of the partner ecosystem because it does take a village to raise an IoT smart city. You need a lot of partners to make this happen, and that combination of partnership, willingness to work together and driving the economic price points to the point of adoption has been absolutely critical in getting us to where we are today.

Balanced Bandwidth

Gardner:Shridhar, we have some very important optimization opportunities around things like street lighting, waste removal, public safety, water quality; of course, the pervasive need for traffic and parking, monitoring and improvement.

How do things like a low-power specification Internet and network gateways and low-power WANs (LPWANs) create a new foundation technically to improve these services? How do we connect the services and the technology for an improved outcome?

Shridhar:If you look at human interaction to the Internet, we have a lot of technology coming our way. We used to have 2G, that has moved to 3G and to 4G, and that is a lot of bandwidth coming our way. We would like to have a tremendous amount of access and bandwidth speeds and so on, right?

Shridhar
So the human interaction and experience is improving vastly, given the networks that are growing. On the machine-to-machine (M2M) side, it’s going to be different. They don’t need oodles of bandwidth. About 80 to 90 percent of all machine interactions are going to be very, very low bandwidth – and, of course, low power. I will come to the low power in a moment, but it’s going to be very low bandwidth requirement.

In order to switch off a streetlight, how much bandwidth do you actually require? Or, in order to sense temperature or air quality or water and water quality, how much bandwidth do you actually require?

When you ask these questions, you get an answer that the machines don’t require that much bandwidth. More importantly, when there are millions -- or possibly billions -- of devices to be deployed in the years to come, how are you going to service a piece of equipment that is telling a streetlight to switch on and switch off if the battery runs out?

Machines are different from humans in terms of interactions. When we deploy machines that require low bandwidth and low power consumption, a battery can enable such a machine to communicate for years.

Aside from heavy video streaming applications or constant security monitoring, where low-bandwidth, low-power technology doesn’t work, the majority of the cases are all about low bandwidth and low power. And these machines can communicate with the quality of service that is required.

When it communicates, the network has to be available. You then need to establish a network that is highly available, which consumes very little power and provides the right amount of bandwidth. So studies show that less than 50 kbps connectivity should suffice for the majority of these requirements.

Now the machine interaction also means that you collect all of them into a platform and basically act on them. It's not about just sensing it, it's measuring it, analyzing it, and acting on it.

Low-power to the people

So the whole stack consists not just of connectivity alone. It’s LPWAN technology that is emerging now and is becoming a de facto standard as more-and-more countries start embracing it.

At Tata Communications we have embraced the LPWAN technology from the LoRa Alliance, a consortium of more than 400 partners who have gotten together and are driving standards. We are creating this network over the next 18 to 24 months across India. We have made these networks available right now in four cities. By the end of the year, it will be many more cities -- almost 60 cities across India by March 2018.

Gardner: Nigel, how do you see the opportunity, the market, for a standard architecture around this sort of low-power, low-bandwidth network? This is a proof of concept in India, but what's the potential here for taking this even further? Is this something that has global potential?
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Upton: The global potential is undoubtedly there, and there is an additional element that we didn't talk about which is that not all devices require the same amount of bandwidth. So we have talked about video surveillance requiring higher bandwidth, we have talked about devices that have low-power bandwidth and will essentially be created once and forgotten when expected to last 5 or 10 years.

Upton
We also need to add in the aspect of security, and that really gave HPE and Tata the common ground of understanding that the world is made up of a variety of network requirements, some of which will be met by LPWAN, some of which will require more bandwidth, maybe as high as 5G.

The real advantage of being able to use a common architecture to be able to take the data from these devices is the idea of having things like a common management, common security, and a common data model so that you really have the power of being able to take information, take data from all of these different types of devices and pull it into a common platform that is based on a standard.

In our case, we selected the oneM2M standard, it’s the best standard available to be able to build that common data model and that's the reason why we deployed the oneM2M model within the universal IoT platform to get that consistency no matter what type of device over no matter what type of network.

Gardner: It certainly sounds like this is an unprecedented opportunity to gather insight and analysis into areas that you just really couldn't have measured before. So going back to the economics of this, Shridhar, have you had any opportunity through these pilot projects in such cities as Jamshedpur to demonstrate a return on investment, perhaps on street lighting, perhaps on quality of utilization and efficiency? Is there a strong financial incentive to do this once the initial hurdle of upfront costs is met?

Data-driven cost reduction lights up India

Unless the customer sees that there is a scope for either reducing the cost or increasing the customer experience, they are not going to buy these kinds of solutions.
Shridhar: Unless the customer sees that there is a scope for either reducing the cost or increasing the customer experience, they are not going to buy these kinds of solutions. So if you look at how things have been progressing, I will give you a few examples of how the costs have started constructing and playing out. One of course is to have devices, meeting at certain price point, we talked about how in India -- we talked that Nigel was remarking how constant still this Indian market is, but it’s important, once we delivered to a certain cost, we believe we can now deliver globally to scale. That’s very important, so if we build something in India it would deliver to the global market as well.

The streetlight example, let’s take that specifically and see what kind of benefits it would give. When a streetlight operates for about 12 hours a day, it costs about Rs.12, which is about $0.15, but when you start optimizing it and say, okay, this is a streetlight that is supported currently on halogen and you move it to LED, it brings a little bit of cost saving, in some cases significant as well. India is going through an LED revolution as you may have read in the newspapers, those streetlights are being converted, and that’s one distinct cost advantage.

Now they are looking and driving, let’s say, the usage and the electricity bills even lower by optimizing it. Let’s say you sync it with the astronomical clock, that 6:30 in the evening it comes up and let’s say 6:30 in the morning it shuts down linking to the astronomical clock because now you are connecting this controller to the Internet.

The second thing that you would do is during busy hours keep it at the brightest, let’s say between 7:00 and 10:00, you keep it at the brightest and after that you start minimizing it. You can control it down in 10 percent increments.

The point I am making is, you basically deliver intensity of light to the kind of requirement that you have. If it is busy, or if there is nobody on the street, or if there is a safety requirement -- a sensor will trigger up a series of lights, and so on.

So your ability to play around with just having streetlight being delivered to the requirement is so high that it brings down total cost. While I was telling you about $0.15 that you would spend per streetlight, that could be brought down to $0.05. So that’s the kind of advantage by better controlling the streetlights. The business case builds up, and a customer can save 60 to 70 percent just by doing this. Obviously, then the business case stands out.

The question that you are asking is an interesting one because each of the applications has its own way of returning the investment back, while the optimization of resources is being done. There is also a collateral positive benefit by saving the environment. So not only do I gain a business savings and business optimization, but I also pass on a general, bigger message of a green environment. Environment and safety are the two biggest benefits of implementing this and it would really appeal to our customers.

Gardner:It’s always great to put hard economic metrics on these things, but Shridhar just mentioned safety. Even when you can't measure in direct economics, it's invaluable when you can bring a higher degree of safety to an urban environment.

It opens up for more foot traffic, which can lead to greater economic development, which can then provide more tax revenue. It seems to me that there is a multiplier effect when you have this sort of intelligent urban landscape that creates a cascading set of benefits: the more data, the more efficiency; the more efficiency, the more economic development; the more revenue, the more data and so on. So tell us a little bit about this ongoing multiplier and virtuous adoption benefit when you go to intelligent urban environments?

Quality of life, under control

Upton:Yes, also it’s important to note that it differs almost by country to country and almost within region to region within countries. The interesting challenge with smart cities is that often you're dealing with elected officials rather than hard-nosed businessman who are only interested in the financial return. And it's because you're dealing with politicians and they are therefore representing the citizens in their area, either their city or their town or their region, their priorities are not always the same.

There is quite a variation of one of the particular challenges, particular social challenges as well as the particular quality of life challenges in each of the areas that they work in. So things like personal safety are a very big deal in some regions. I am currently in Tokyo and here there is much more concern around quality of life and mobility with a rapidly aging population and their challenges are somewhat different.
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But in India, the set of opportunities and challenges that are set out, they are in that combination of economic as well as social, and if you solve them and you essentially give citizens more peace of mind, more ability to be able to move freely, to be able to take part in the economic interaction within that area, then undoubtedly that leads to greater growth, but it is worth bearing in mind that it does vary almost city by city and region by region.

Gardner:Shridhar, do you have any other input into a cascading ongoing set of benefits when you get more data, more network opportunity. I guess I am trying to understand for a longer-term objective that being intelligent and data-driven has an ongoing set of benefits, what might those be? How can this be a long-term data and analytics treasure trove when you think about it in terms of how to provide better urban experiences?

Home/work help

Shridhar:From our perspective, when we looked at the customer benefits there is a huge amount of focus around the smart cities and how smart cities are benefiting from a network. If you look at the enterprise customers, they are also looking at safety, which is an overlapping application that a smart city would have.

So the enterprise wants to provide safety to its workers, for example, in mines or in difficult terrains, environments where they are focusing on helping them. Or women’s safety, which is as you know in India is a big thing as well -- how do you provide a device which is not very obvious and it gives the women all the safety that is there.

So all this in some form is providing data. One of the things that comes to my mind when you ask about how data-driven resources can be and what kind of quality it would give is if you action your mind to some of the customer services devices, there could be applications or let’s say a housewife could have a multiple button kind of a device where she can order a service.

Depending on the service she presses and an aggregate of households across India, you would know the trends and direction of a certain service, and mind you, it could be as simple as a three-button device which says Service A, Service B, Service C, and it could be a consumer service that gets extended to a particular household that we sell it as a service.

So you could get lots of trends and patterns that are emerging from that, and we believe that the customer experience is going to change, because no longer is a customer going to retain in his mind what kind of phone numbers or your, let's say, apps and all to order, you give them the convenience of just a button-press service. That immediately comes to my mind.

Feedback fosters change

The second one is in terms of feedback. You use the same three-button service to say, how well have you used utility -- or rather how -- what kind of quality of service that you rate multiple utilities that you are using, and there is toilet revolution in India. For example, you put these buttons out there, they will tell you at any given point of time what’s the user satisfaction and so on.

So these are all data that is getting gathered and I believe that while it is early days for us to go on and put out analytics and give you distinct kind of benefits that are there, but some of the things that customers are already looking at is which geographies, which segment, who are my biggest -- profile of the customers using this and so on. That kind of information is going to come out very, very distinctly.

The Smart Cities is all about experience. The enterprises are now looking at the data that is coming out and seeing how they can use it to better segment, and provide better customer experience which would obviously mean both adding to their top line as well as helping them manage their bottom line. So it's beyond safety, it's getting into the customer experience – the realm of managing customer experience.

Gardner:From a go-to-market perspective, or a go-to-city’s perspective, these are very complex undertakings, lots of moving parts, lots of different technologies and standards. How are Tata and HPE are coming together -- along with other service providers, Pointnextfor example? How do you put this into a package that can then actually be managed and put in place? How do we make this appealing not only in terms of its potential but being actionable as well when it comes to different cities and regions?

Upton:The concept of Smart Cities has been around for a while and various governments around the world have pumped money into their cities over an extended period of time.
We now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points and we have IoT becoming mainstream.

As usual, these things always take more time than you think, and I do not believe today that we have a technology challenge on our hands. We have much more of a business model challenge. Being able to deploy technology to be able to bring benefits to citizens, I think that is finally getting to the point where it is much better understood where innovation of the device level, whether it's streetlights, whether it's the ability to measure water quality, sound quality, humidity, all of these metrics that we have available to us now. There has been very rapid innovation at that device level and at the economics of how to produce them, at a price that will enable widespread deployment.

All that has been happening rapidly over the last few years getting us to the point where we now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points in place, and we have IoT becoming mainstream enough that it is entering into the manufacturing process of all sorts of different devices, as I said, ranging from streetlights to personal security devices through to track and trace devices that are built into the manufacturing process of goods.
That is now reaching mainstream and we are now able to take advantage of this massive data that’s now being produced to be able to produce even more efficient and smarter cities, and make them safer places for our citizens.

Gardner:Last word to you, Shridhar. If people wanted to learn more about the pilot proof of concept (PoC) that you are doing there at Jamshedpur and other cities, through the Smart Cities Mission, where might they go, are there any resources, how would you provide more information to those interested in pursuing more of these technologies?

Pilot projects take flight

Shridhar:I would be very happy to help them look at the PoCs that we are doing. I would classify the PoCs that we are doing is as far as safety is concerned, we talked of energy management in one big bucket that is there, then the customer service I spoke about, the fourth one I would say is more on the utility side. Gas and water are two big applications where customers are looking at these PoCs very seriously.

And there is very one interesting application in that one customer wanted for pest control, where he wanted his mouse traps to have sensors so that they will at any point of time know if there is a rat trap at all, which I thought was a very interesting thing.
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There are multiple streams that we have, we have done multiple PoCs, we will be very happy as Tata Communications team [to provide more information], and the HPE folks are in touch with us.

You could write to us, to me in particular for some period of time. We are also putting information on our website. We have marketing collateral, which describes this. We will do some of the joint workshops with HPE as well.

So there are multiple ways to reach us, and one of the best ways obviously is through our website. We are always there to provide more important help, and we believe that we can’t do it all alone; it’s about the ecosystem getting to know and getting to work on it.

While we have partners like HPE on the platform level, we also have partners such as Semtech, who established Center of Excellence in Mumbai along with us. So the access to the ecosystem from HPE side as well as our other partners is available, and we are happy to work and co-create the solutions going forward.


          How confluence of cloud, UC and data-driven insights newly empowers contact center agents   
The next BriefingsDirect customer experience insights discussion explores how Contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) capabilities are becoming more powerful as a result of leveraging cloud computing, multi-mode communications channels, and the ability to provide optimized and contextual user experiences.

More than ever, businesses have to make difficult and complex decisions about how to best source their customer-facing services. Which apps and services, what data and resources should be in the cloud or on-premises -- or in some combination -- are among the most consequential choices business leaders now face. As the confluence of cloud and unified communications (UC) -- along with data-driven analytics -- gain traction, the contact center function stands out.

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We’ll now hear why traditional contact center technology has become outdated, inflexible and cumbersome, and why CCaaS is becoming more popular in meeting the heightened user experience requirements of today.
Here to share more on the next chapter of contact center and customer service enhancements, is Vasili Triant, CEO of Serenovain Austin, Texas. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Here are some excerpts:

Gardner: What are the new trends reshaping the contact center function?

Triant:What’s changed in the world of contact center and customer service is that we’re seeing a generational spread -- everything from baby boomers all the way now to Gen Z.

With the proliferation of smartphones through the early 2000s, and new technologies and new channels -- things like WeChat and Viber -- all these customers are now potential inbound discussions with brands. And they all have different mediums that they want to communicate on. It’s no longer just phone or e-mail: It’s phone, e-mail, web chat, SMS, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and there are other channels coming around the corner that we don't even know about yet.

Triant
When you take all of these folks -- customers or brands -- and you take all of these technologies that consumers want to engage with across all of these different channels – it’s simple, they want to be heard. It's now the responsibility of brands to determine what is the best way to respond and it’s not always one-to-one.

So it’s not a phone call for a phone call, it’s maybe an SMS to a phone call, or a phone call to a web chat -- whatever those [multi-channels] may be. The complexity of how we communicate with customers has increased. The needs have changed dramatically. And the legacy types of technologies out there, they can't keep up -- that's what's really driven the shift, the paradigm shift, within the contact center space.

Gardner:It’s interesting that the new business channels for marketing and capturing business are growing more complex. They still have to then match on the back end how they support those users, interact with them, and carry them through any sort of process -- whether it's on-boarding and engaging, or it’s supporting and servicing them.

What we’re requiring then is a different architecture to support all of that. It seems very auspicious that we have architectural improvements right along with these new requirements.

Triant:We have two things that have collided at the same time – cloud technologies and the growth of truly global companies.  

Most of the new channels that have rolled out are in the cloud. I mean, think about it -- Facebook is a cloud technology, Twitter is a cloud technology. WeChat, Viber, all these things, they are all cloud technologies. It’s becoming a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based world. The easiest and best way to integrate with these other cloud technologies is via the cloud -- versus on-premises. So what began as the shift of on-premises technology to cloud contact center -- and that really began in 2011-2012 – has rapidly picked up speed with the adoption of multi-channels as a primary method of communication.

The only way to keep up with the pace of development of all these channels is through cloud technologies because you need to develop an agile world, you need to be able to get the upgrades out to customers in a quick fashion, in an easy fashion, and in an inexpensive fashion. That's the core difference between the on-premises world and the cloud world.

At the same time, we are no longer talking about a United States company, an Australia company, or a UK company -- we are talking about everything as global brands, or global businesses. Customer service is global now, and no one cares about borders or countries when it comes to communication with a brand.
Customer service is global now, and no one cares about borders or countries when it comes to communications with a brand.


Gardner:We have been speaking about this through the context of the end-user, the consumer. But this architecture and its ability to leverage cloud also benefits the agent, the person who is responsible for keeping that end-user happy and providing them with the utmost in intelligent services. So how does the new architecture also aid and abet the agent.

Triant: The agent is frankly one of the most important pieces to this entire puzzle. We talk a lot about channels and how to engage with the customer, but that's really what we call listening. But even in just simple day-to-day human interactions, one of the most important things is how you communicate back. There has been a series of time-and-motion studies done within contact centers, within brands -- and you can even look at your personal experiences. You don’t have to read reports to understand this.
The baseline for how an interaction will begin and end and whether that will be a happy or a poor interaction with the brand, is going to be dependent on the agents’ state of mind. If I call up and I speak to “Joe,” and he starts the conversation, he is in a great mood and he is having a great day, then my conversation will most likely end in a positive interaction because it started that way.

But if someone is frustrated, they had a rough day, they can’t find their information, their computers have been crashing or rebooting, then the interaction is guaranteed to end up poor. You hear this all the time, “Oh, can you wait a moment, my systems are loading. Oh, I can’t get you an answer, that screen is not coming up. I can't see your account information.” The agents are frustrated because they can’t do their job, and that frustration then blends into your conversation.

So using the technology to make it easy for the agent to do their job is essential. If they have to go from one screen to another screen to conduct one interaction with the customer -- they are going to be frustrated, and that will lead to a poor experience with the customer.

The cloud technologies like Serenova, which is web-based, are able to bring all those technologies into one screen. The agent can have all the information brought to them easily, all in one click, and then be able to answer all the customer needs. The agent is happy and that adds to the customer satisfaction. The conclusion of the call is a happy customer, which is what we all want. That’s a great scenario and you need cloud technology to do that because the on-premises world does not deliver a great agent experience.

One-stop service

Gardner:Another thing that the older technologies don't provide is the ability to have a flexible spectrum to move across these channels. Many times when I engage with an organization I might start with an SMS or a text chat, but then if that can’t satisfy my needs, I want to get a deeper level of satisfaction. So it might end up going to a phone call or an interaction on the web, or even a shared desktop, if I’m in IT support, for example.

The newer cloud technology allows you to intercept via different types of channels, but you can also escalate and vary between and among them seamlessly. Why is that flexibility both of benefit to the end-user as well as the agent?

Triant: I always tell companies and customers of ours that you don't have to over-think this; all you have to do is look to your personal life. Most common things that we as users deal with -- such as cell phone companies, cable companies, airlines, -- you can get onto any of these websites and begin chatting, but you can find that your interaction isn’t going well. Before I started at Serenova, I had these experiences where I was dealing with the cable company and -- chat, chat, chat, -- trying to solve my problem. But we couldn't get there, and so then we needed to get on the phone. But they said, “Here is our 800 number, call in.” I’d call in, but I’d have to start a whole new interaction.

Basically, I’d have to re-explain my entire situation. Then, I am talking with one person, and they have to turn around and send me an email, but I am not going to get that email for 30 to 45 minutes because they have to get off the phone, and get into another system and send it off. In the meantime, I am frustrated, I am ticked off -- and guess what I have done now? I have left that brand. This happens across the board. I can even have two totally different types of interactions with the company.

You can use a major airline brand as an example. One of our employees called on the phone trying to resolve an issue that was caused by the airline. They basically said, “No, no, no.” It made her very frustrated. She decided she’s going to fly with a different airline now. She then sent a social post [to that effect], and the airline’s VP of Customer Service answered it, and within minutes they had resolved her issue. But they already spent three hours on the phone trying to push her off through yet another channel because it was a totally different group, a totally different experience.

By leveraging technologies where you can pivot from one channel to another, everyone will get answers quicker. I can be chatting with you, Dana, and realize that we need to escalate to a voice conversation, for example, and I as the agent; I can then turn that conversation into a voice call. You don't have to re-explain yourself and you are like, “Wow, that's cool! Now I’m on the phone with a facility,” and we are able to handle our business.

As agent, I can also pivot simultaneously to an email channel to send you something as simple as a user guide or a series of knowledge-based articles that I may have at my fingertips as an agent. But you and I are still on the phone call. Even better yet, after-the-fact, as a business, I have all the analytics and the business intelligence to say that I had one interaction with Dana that started out as a web chat, pivoted to a phone call, and I simultaneously then sent a knowledge-based article of “X” around this issue and I can report on it all at once. Not three separate interactions, not three separate events -- and I have made you a happy customer.

Gardner:We are clearly talking about enabling the agent to be a super-agent, and they can, of course, be anywhere. I think this is really important now because the function of an agent -- we are already seeing the beginnings of this -- but it's going to certainly include and increase having more artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and associated data analytics benefits. The agent then might be a combination of human and AI functions and services.

So we need to be able to integrate at a core communications basis. Without going too far down this futuristic route, isn't it important for that agent to be an assimilation of more assets and more services over time?

Artificial Intelligence plus human support

Triant:I‘m glad you brought up AI and these other technologies. The reality is that we've been through a number of cycles around what this technology is going to do and how it is going to interact with an agent. In my view, and I have been in this world for a while, the agent is the most important piece of customer service and brand engagement. But you have to be able to bring information to them, and you have to be able to give information to your customers so that if there is something simple, get it to them as quick as possible -- but also bring all the relevant information to the agent.

AI has had multiple forms; it has existed for a long time. Sometimes people get confused because of marketing schemes and sales tactics [and view AI] as a way for cost avoidance, to reduce agents and eliminate staff by implementing these technologies. Really the focus is how to create a better customer experience, how to create a better agent experience.

We have had AI in our product for last three years, and we are re-releasing some components that will bring business intelligence to the forefront around the end of the year. What it essentially does is alIow you to see what you're doing as a user out on the Internet and within these technologies. I can see that you have been looking for knowledge-based articles around, for example, “why my refrigerator keeps freezing up and how can I defrost it.” You can see such things on Twitter and you can see these things on Facebook. The amount of information that exists out there is phenomenal and in real-time. I can now gather that information … and I can proactively, as a business, make decisions about what I want to do with you as a potential consumer.

I can even identify you as a consumer within my business, know how many products you have acquired from me, and whether you're a “platinum” customer or even a basic customer, and then make a decision.

For example, I have TVs, refrigerators, washer-dryers and other appliances all from the same manufacturer. So I am a large consumer to that one manufacturer because all of my components are there. But I may be searching a knowledge-based article on why the refrigerator continues to freeze up.

Now I may call in about just the refrigerator, but wouldn't it be great for that agent to know that I own 22 other products from that same company? I'm not just calling about the refrigerator; I am technically calling about the entire brand. My experience around the refrigerator freaking out may change my entire brand decision going forward. That information may prompt me to decide that I want to route that customer to a different pool of agents, based on what their total lifetime value is as a brand-level consumer.

Through AI, by leveraging all this information, I can be a better steward to my customer and to the agent, because I will tell you, an agent will act differently if they understand the importance of that customer or to know that I, Vasili, have spent the last two hours searching online for information, which I posted on Facebook and I posted on Twitter.
Through AI, by leveraging all this information, I can be a better steward to the customer and to the agent.

At that point, the level of my frustration already has reached a certain height on a scale. As an agent, if you knew that, you might treat me differently because you already know that I am frustrated. The agent may be able to realize that you have been looking for some information on this, realize you have been on Facebook and Twitter. They can then say: “I am really sorry, I'm not able to get you answers. Let me see how I can help you, it seems that you are looking online about how to keep the refrigerator from freezing up.”

If I start the conversation that way, I've now diffused a lot of the frustration of the customer. The agent has already started that interaction better. Bringing that information to that person, that’s powerful, that’s business intelligence -- and that’s creating action from all that information.

Keep your cool

Gardner:It’s fascinating that that level of sentiment analysis brings together the best of what AI and machine learning can do, which is to analyze all of these threads of data and information and determine a temperature, if you will, of a person's mood and pass that on to a human agent who can then have the emotional capacity to be ready to help that person get to a lower temperature, be more able to help them overall.

It’s becoming clear to me, Vasili, that this contact center function and CCaaS architectural benefits are far more strategic to an organization than we may have thought, that it is about more than just customer service. This really is the best interface between a company -- and all the resources and assets it has across customer service, marketing, and sales interactions. Do you agree that this has become far more strategic because of these new capabilities?

Triant:Absolutely, and as brands begin to realize the power of what the technology can do for their overall business, it will continue to evolve, and gain pace around global adoption.
As brands begin to realize the power of what the technology can do for their overall businesses, it will continue to evolve and gain global adoption.

We have only scratched the surface on adoption of these cloud technologies within organizations. A majority of brands out there look at these interactions as a cost of doing business. They still seek to reduce that cost versus the lifetime value of both the consumer, as well as the agent experience. This will shift, it is shifting, and there are companies that are thriving by recognizing that entire equation and how to leverage the technologies.

Technology is nothing without action and result. There have been some really cool things that have existed for a while, but they don’t ever produce any result that’s meaningful to the customer so they never get adopted and deployed and ultimately reach some type of a mass proliferation of results.

Gardner:You mentioned cost. Let’s dig into that. For organizations that are attracted to the capabilities and the strategic implications of CCaaS, how do we evaluate it in terms of cost? The old CapEx approach often had a high upfront cost, and then high operating costs, if you have an inefficient call center. Other costs involve losing your customers, losing brand affinity, losing your perception in the market. So when you talk to a prospect or customer, how do you help them tease out the understanding of a pay-as-you-go service as highly efficient? Does the highly empowered agent approach save money, or even make money, and CCaaS becomes not a cost center but a revenue generator?

Cost consciousness

Triant:Interesting point, Dana. When I started at Serenova about five years ago, customers all the time would say, “What’s the cost of owning the technology?” And, “Oh, my, on-premises stuff has already depreciated and I already own it, so it’s cheaper for me to keep it.” That was the conversation pretty much every day. Beginning in 2013, it rapidly started shifting. This shift was mainly driven by the fact that organizations started realizing that consumers want to engage on different channels, and the on-premises guys couldn’t keep up with this demand.

The cost of ownership no longer matters. What matters is that the on-premises guys just literally could not deliver the functionality. And so, whether that's Cisco, Avaya, or Shoretel, they quickly started falling away in consideration for technology companies that were looking to deploy applications for their business to meet these needs.

The cost of ownership quickly disappeared as the main discussion point. Instead it came around to, “What is the solution that you're going to deliver?” Customers that are looking for contact center technologies are beginning to take a cloud-first approach. And once they see the power of CCaaS through demonstration and through some trials of what an agent can do – and it’s all browser-based, there is no client install, there is no equipment on-premises - then it takes on a life of its own. It’s about, “What is the experience going to be? Are these channels all integrated? Can I get it all from one manufacturer?”

Following that, organizations focus on other intricacies around - Can it scale? Can it be redundant? Is it global? But those become architectural concerns for the brands themselves. There is a chunk of the industry that is not looking at these technologies, and they are stuck in brand euphoria or have to stay with on-premises infrastructure, or with a certain vendor because of their name or that they are going to get there someday.

As we have seen, Avaya has declared bankruptcy. Avaya does not have cloud technologies despite their marketing message. So the customers that are in those technologies now realize they have to find a path to keep up with the basic customer service at a global scale. Unfortunately, those customers have to find a path forward and they don’t have one right now.
It's less about cost of ownership and it’s more about the high cost of not doing anything. If I don't do anything, what’s going to be the cost? That cost ultimately becomes - I’m not going to be able to have engagement with my customers because the consumers are changing.
It's less about cost of ownership and it's more about the high cost of not doing anything.

Gardner:What about this idea of considering your contact center function not just as a cost center, but also as a business development function? Am I being too optimistic.

It seems to me that as AI and the best of what human interactions can do combine across multichannels, that this becomes no longer just a cost center for support, a check-off box, but a strategic must-do for any business.

Multi-channel customer interaction

Triant:When an organization reaches the pinnacle of happiness within what these technologies can do, they will realize that no longer do you need to have delineation between a marketing department that answers social media posts, an inside sales department that is only taking calls for upgrades and renewals, and a customer service department that’s dealing with complaints or inbound questions. They will see that you can leverage all the applications across a pool of agents with different skills.

I may have a higher skill around social media than over voice, or I may have a higher skill level around a sales activity, or renewal activity, over customer service problems. I should be able to do any interaction. And potentially one day it'll just be customer interaction department and the channels are just a medium of inbound and outbound choice for a brand.

But you can now take information from whatever you see the customer doing. Each of their actions have a leading indicator, everything has a predictive action prior to the inbound touch, everything does. Now that a brand can see that, it will be able to have “consumer interaction departments,” and it will be properly routed to the right person based on that information. You’ll be able to bring information to that agent that will allow them to answer the customer’s questions.

Gardner:I can see how that agent’s job would be very satisfying and fulfilling when you are that important, when you have that sort of a key role in your organization that empowers people. That’s good news for people that are trying to find those skills and fill those positions.

Vasili, we only have a few minutes left, but I’d love to hear about a couple of examples. It’s one thing to tell, it’s another thing to show. Do we have some examples of organizations that have embraced this concept of a strategic contact center, taken advantage of those multi-channels, added perhaps some intelligence and improved the status and capability of the agents -- all to some business benefit? Walk us through a couple of actual use cases where this has all come together.

Cloud communication culture shift

Triant:No one has reached that level of euphoria per se, but there are definitely companies that are moving in that direction.

It is a culture change, so it takes time. I know as well as anybody what it takes to shift a culture, and it doesn't happen overnight. As an example, there is a ride-hailing company that engages in a different way with their consumer, and their consumer might be different than what you think from the way I am describing it. They use voice systems and SMS and often want to pivot between the two. Our technology actually allows the agent to make that decision even if they aren’t even physically in the same country. They are dynamically spread across multiple countries to answer any question they may need to answer based on time and day.

But they can pivot from what’s predominantly an SMS inbound and outbound communication into a voice interaction, and then they can also follow up with an e-mail, and that’s already happened. Now, it initially started with some SMS inbound and outbound, then they added voice – an interesting move as most people think adding voice is what people are getting away from. What everyone has begun to realize is that live communication ultimately is what everybody looks for in the end to solve the more complex problems.
What everyone has begun to realize is that live communication ultimately is what everybody looks for in the end to solve the more complex problems.

That's one example. Another company that provides the latest technology in food order and delivery initially started with voice-only to order and deliver food. Now they've added SMS confirmations automatically, and e-mail as well for confirmation or for more information from the inbound voice call. And now, once they are an existing customer, they can even start an order from an SMS, and pivot back to a voice call for confirmation -- all within one interaction. They are literally one of the fastest growing alternative food delivery companies, growing at a global scale.

They are deploying agents globally across one technology. They would not be able to do this with legacy technologies because of the expense. When you get into these kinds of high-volume, low-margin businesses, cost matters. When you can have an OpEx model that will scale, you are adding better customer service to the applications, and you are able to allow them to build a profitable model because you are not burning them with high CapEx processes.

Gardner:Before we sign off, you had mentioned your pipeline about your products and services, such as engaging more with AI capabilities toward the end of the year. Could give us a level-set on your roadmap? Where are your products and services now? Where do you go next?

A customer journey begins with insight

Triant:We have been building cloud technologies for 16 years in the contact center space. We released our latest CCaaS platform in March 2016 called CxEngage. We then had a major upgrade to the platform in March of this year, where we take that agent experience to the next level. It’s really our leapfrog in the agent interface and making it easier, bringing in more information to them.

Where we are going next is around the customer journey -- predictive interactions. Some people call it AI, but I will call it “customer journey mapping with predictive action insights.” That’s going to be a big cornerstone in our product, including business analytics. It’s focused around looking at a combination of speech, data and text -- all simultaneously creating predictive actions. This is another core area we are going in an and continue to expand the reach of our platform from a global scale.

At this point, we are a global company. We have the only global cloud platform built on a single software stack with one data pipeline. We now have more users on a pure cloud platform than any of our competitors globally. I know that’s a big statement, but when you look at a pure cloud infrastructure, you're talking in a whole different realm of what services you are able to offer to customers. Our ability to provide a broad reach including to Europe, South Africa, Australia, India, and Singapore -- and still deliver good cloud quality at a reasonable cost and redundant fashion –  we are second to none in that space.

Gardner:I’m afraid we will have to leave it there. We have been listening to a sponsored BriefingsDirect discussion on how CCaaS capabilities are becoming more powerful as a result of cloud computing, multimode communications channels, and the ability to provide optimized and contextual user experiences.

And we’ve learned how new levels of insight and intelligence are now making CCaaS approaches able to meet the highest user experience requirements of today and tomorrow. So please join me now in thanking our guest, Vasili Triant, CEO of Serenova in Austin, Texas.

Triant:Thank you very much, Dana. I appreciate you having me today.

Gardner:This is Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, your host and moderator for this ongoing series of BriefingsDirect discussions. A big thank you to our sponsor, Serenova, as well as to you, our audience. Do come back next time and thanks for listening.

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I had to swallow the story whole, rather than a course at a time. As a result, I’m not even sure I can even digest it all. Some points from both sides of the argument seem relevant, others not so much. The decibel level doesn’t help anything. Still, this question of how language may harm by (ostensibly) violating identity claims has become so prominent that I feel obliged to try to reckon with it.

I don’t work in philosophy or in critical race or sexuality studies, so I found my way into the contretemps by extracting a few potential teaching moments from it, focusing on the open letter’s criticisms of Hypatia’s editorial process and its call for changes to the same. Some of those issues are specific to Tuvel’s article, but a couple are technical problems -- with conceptual ramifications -- that every scholar deals with at least occasionally. Thinking about how to walk my graduate students through them, I hoped, would help me engage this controversy without getting bogged down in it.

The Obscured Bread-Crumb Trail

First, and maybe most banal, is a matter of citation practices, an aspect of scholarly knowledge production that I just can’t seem to convince my students is both fascinating and vitally important. Some of the most spectacular attacks on Tuvel’s article center on her use of the name that celebrity transwoman Caitlyn Jenner was assigned at birth, a process known as “deadnaming.” The author of the original open letter argued that by referring to Jenner in this way, Tuvel “uses vocabulary and frameworks not recognized, accepted or adopted by the conventions of the relevant subfields.” Tuvel defended herself by noting that Jenner uses that name in her memoir but admitted that was an insider privilege she’d unthinkingly claimed for herself, thus “perpetuat[ing] harm” to Jenner personally and to the trans community over all.

Reasonable people, both cis and transgender, might disagree about whether and how such a practice does harm. (It could also be argued that celebrities, by definition, sacrifice some rights to privacy that the regular folks retain.) When in doubt, it’s certainly most polite to use a person’s preferred name when referring to them directly.

But what about the more complicated case of referring to a trans author -- and to works that cite them -- prior to their official transition? If citations are a sort of intellectual bread-crumb trail that we leave for our readers to follow, how we name authors and represent other scholars’ engagements with their work is important, lest our own readers get lost in the forest.

For example: sociologist Raewyn Connell’s website notes she is the author of 1987’s Gender and Power (Stanford University Press), which was published under the “gender-neutral name R. W. Connell.” The copyright pages lists “R. W. Connell” as the author, as do WorldCat and the publisher’s website. How should the book appear in a bibliography? Contemporary scholarship that engaged with Gender and Power’s arguments referred to the author with the male name assigned to her at birth, and the Amazon.com page for Gender and Power does the same. Is quoting that scholarship “deadnaming”? If so, should we make a journalistic “silent correction” when we quote? Or selectively edit quoted material so that names never appear? Should the difference between the names across time be explained in a footnote, or does that, too, deadname?

This example is particularly real for me as I have directed many undergrad and grad students to Raewyn Connell’s work on masculinity, only to hear that “our library doesn’t own her book, so can I use this one by R. W. Connell instead?” That’s an easy correction in the classroom context, but it speaks to the problem of the obscured bread-crumb trail. The open letter’s call to Hypatia to “commit to developing best practices for naming trans individuals as authors and subjects of scholarly discussions” acknowledges as much. Systematic practices in this area, consistent across disciplines, would indeed be useful.

The other teaching issue raised in the open letter is more complex. Tuvel’s critics argued vehemently that her work “fail[ed] to seek out and sufficiently engage with scholarly work by those who are most vulnerable to the intersection of racial and gender oppressions (women of color) in its discussion of ‘transracialism.’” It thus fell short of Hypatia’s stated commitment to exploring a diversity of gendered and sexed experiences.

In the public commentary on the controversy, “sufficiency” has featured prominently. On one side are scholars who believe that Tuvel’s inattention to, for example, critical race theory allowed her to make a facile, bad-faith argument. Taking concepts like embodied racism and micropolitics seriously would have complicated or perhaps invalidated her own claims, this logic goes. To get around that problem, she just avoided this body of thought altogether. Compounding that intellectual gaffe is a political one: by not engaging critical race theorists, many of whom are people of color, Tuvel re-marginalized a vulnerable population and reaffirmed her white privilege.

On the other side of a yawning chasm are those who claim that as an untenured member of a philosophy department, writing for a philosophy journal (albeit a feminist one that describes itself as “richly interdisciplinary in orientation”), Tuvel is not beholden to critical race theory. Her article responds primarily to the work of one major figure in her field, feminist philosopher Sally Haslanger, who writes about race and gender from a foundation in epistemology, with attention to philosophies of justice. It is to these branches of philosophy -- not other scholarship, and not the social locations of other scholars -- that Tuvel owes deference. Many academics who have staked out this position seem to be professional philosophers aware of and, to various extents, comfortable with their field’s traditional (some might call it airless) rhetorical and argumentative style.

Could Tuvel have opened up her article to more fully consider and engage with critical race theory’s ideas about power and identity? That is a serious teaching question -- let’s answer it first in a deeply prosaic fashion. To wit: while calls for paradigm-shifting interdisciplinary scholarship have increased over the past few decades, the word limit for a typical journal article has not. Hypatia’s word limit is 8,000. Excluding citations, Tuvel’s piece comes in just at 7,900. Engaging with such ideas would have blown her word count out of the water.

Lurking beneath the language of “sufficiency” is a more troubling question: Should Tuvel have written the article without such engagement? Signatories to the open letter clearly believe she should not have. To write without such engagement is to cause harm.

Here is where the teaching issues of academic genres and audiences come into play. Though it’s not analytic philosophy by a long shot, Tuvel’s article is quite discipline specific -- a straight-up thought experiment that proceeds precisely along philosophy’s traditional “if A, then B; if B, then C or D, but not E” lines.

There’s a reason I’m a cultural historian: the abstractness of the one philosophy class I took as an undergraduate drove me nuts. All the arguments seemed true, but none of them seemed accurate -- at least not to the messy reality that I lived in. This sense came back to me on reading Tuvel, but 30-odd years later, I understand that this is just what philosophers do. Or rather, it’s something they can do.

And for good or ill, it seems it’s the thing Rebecca Tuvel wanted to do in this article. (Although I’d wager she thinks somewhat differently now.) Both her CV and her online presence suggest Tuvel is well read in bodies of scholarship -- like critical race theory -- that could have informed and given shape to an argument about transracialism. Apparently she didn’t want to write that article. For whatever reason, Tuvel seems to have been uninterested in authoring an article that used critical race theory to complicate Sally Haslanger’s claims about the constructed nature of race and gender. If we acknowledge that lack of interest, we can move to ask the real teaching question: Is it wrong?

The Act of Saying “I”

As I mentioned above, I may be a bad feminist: most of my graduate teaching shies away from questions of feminist methodology and focuses instead on writing. Specifically, to quote Joan Didion, I teach students that “writing is the act of saying ‘I.’” Within the context of graduate teaching, this means helping students figure out what they are arguing about complex and multifaceted topics with which they tend to have, in clinical mental health terms, deeply codependent relationships. On the road to determining what they are arguing, they must also decide what they are not arguing.

There’s a feminist dimension to this teaching, obviously: bell hooks calls the process “coming to voice”; it’s a version of “empowerment.” We invite graduate students to leave behind their undergraduate lives as talented assignment completers and become instead genuine authors. We succeed in that task when they lose some of their deference to us and the other clamorous voices they have encountered in their course work. Confidence in their own author-ity allows them to say both “this is my argument” and “that could be my argument, but it is not.”

Making such claims is scary; they entail a lot of responsibility. Traditional feminist pedagogy -- indebted to the ethics of care -- provides an easy jumping-off point for discussing the responsibility an author has to sources and audience. We have theory, we have practices, we have models for how to respect those parties.

But we lack a feminist discourse that grapples with the fact that, as Didion explains, writing is -- must be -- “an aggressive, even a hostile act … an invasion, an imposition of the writer's sensibility on the reader's most private space.” To be clear, that aggression inheres not in the things one says (although one can certainly say aggressive things), but in the act of clearing space (in one’s head, on the page, in the scholarly conversation) for one’s own vision and voice. Writing in standard academic English, “the act of saying ‘I’” always already occurs over and against the voices of others. Writers dialogue with some of those voices, but to most of the others, they must say, “That could be my argument, but it is not.”

I’ve developed a few tried and true practices for shifting students out of assignment-completion mode and into the act of saying “I.” Extreme prejudice against passive-voice writing is one. A relentless classroom focus on “argument literacy” is another: understanding the university as an example of what former Modern Language Association President Gerald Graff calls “an argument culture” trains students in professionalism as well as in rhetoric. Teaching counterexamples -- writers like Didion, or Michelle Cliff, Gloria Anzaldúa and Alison Bechdel, who make their points through rhetorical means disallowed in scholarly discourse (narrative, collage, purposeful ambiguity) -- is one more. But I’ve never had a real-life case study of the costs entailed by saying, “This -- not that -- is my argument.” Tuvel’s piece presents a perfect teaching case, and it will be interesting to try it out in the classroom come fall.

A focus on these teaching issues does not resolve the existential question of “harm.” It doesn’t even shed light on the more mechanistic question of what constitutes “sufficient engagement.” At this stage of the game, those questions may not have answers -- at least not good ones. But I like to think that if anything makes me a good feminist, it’s a stubborn resistance to bad answers. For that reason, I’ll be eager to see if, once the heat of the summer dies down, other commentators on the Hypatia controversy can extract a little light from it all.

Trysh Travis an associate professor at the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida.

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          3 Higher Ed Lessons from ‘Shattered'   

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

Published in April of 2017.

Shattered is the first high quality post-mortem of the 2016 presidential campaign.  Of course we are all looking forward to the next Game Change installment in the Halperin and Heilemann presidential campaign trilogy (early 2018), but Shattered should be welcome by political junkies of all ideological orientations.

The reason that Allen and Parnes were able to get out gate so quickly with their insider campaign account is focus.  The reporters were embedded with the Clinton campaign.  They conducted over 100 interviews on background, and were trusted by campaign staffers due to an earlier book (sympathetic) book on Clinton’s years as Secretary of State.

Whatever one thinks of Clinton or Trump, and however we might try to make sense of the election, Shattered is an illuminating read.  For Hillary supporters, the inside story of how badly the campaign went off the rails is incredibly depressing to absorb.

Shattered is not a book about the policies, beliefs, or even the character of the candidates.  Rather, it is a story of organizational ineptitude.  Of good people - smart people - who are unable to find a way to rise above an ultimately dysfunctional campaign organization.

Read through the lens of organizational effectiveness (or failure), Shattered can be understood as a cautionary tale for leaders of every organization.  Including, and perhaps especially, higher education organizations.

There are 3 lessons that I took from Shattered that I’ve been thinking about as they apply to higher ed:

Lesson 1 - The Danger of Overestimating the Value of Analytics:

We learn in Shattered that Clinton’s campaign manger, Robby Mook, built the campaign’s strategy around data analytics.  Decisions about where to spend money, where to send staff, and even how to craft the campaign messages were data-driven.

An important distinction here is the difference, as Allen and Parnes describe, between traditional polling and data analytics.  Where polling relies on sampling to discover information about a particular population, campaign analytics relies on geographically localized demographic, economic, opinion, and other data derived from secondary sources.

Analysis of existing data sources is cheaper than conducting statistically valid polls.  The new guard of the Democratic establishment was convinced of the validity and reliability of drawing conclusions from analytics.  They thought that polling should only be reserved for special cases, as the return on investment (ROI) of polling did not justify its costs.

In higher ed, we have developed a similar obsession with analytics.  Any leader who mouths the words “In God I trust, all others must bring data” will be widely heralded as a forward looking genius.  We tell each other constantly that what can’t be measured can’t be changed - and we push and push for measurable outcomes and quantifiable policies.

The Clinton campaign would have been better off to find more a balance between the art and science of politics.  They should have been as equally skeptical of the analytics as they were of the gut feelings of more seasoned politicians.  (Bill Clinton saw that the campaign was disconnected from non-college educated white men, and the cost for that disconnection, in a visceral way that caused him much alarm - but very little ability to change the strategy).

How many higher ed people are brave enough today to call for moderation in our headlong quest to measure everything, and to make all strategic (and teaching and learning) decisions based on what the analytics tell us?

Lesson 2 - The Necessity of Open Communication:

Perhaps the most frustrating element of reading Shattered is learning just how poorly the people in the Clinton campaign communicated with one another.

These were dedicated, talented, and committed professionals.  The poor communication was not primary the result of outsize egos or personal agendas.  Somehow, and in some way, the flow of honest information within and across the Clinton campaign became impeded.

If academic culture is of risk of anything, it is at risk of communication failure.  Communications, both internal and external, has to be amongst the hardest things that postsecondary organizations must do.  We all think that we are good at communicating - after all we make a living in developing and sharing our ideas - but it is this very belief that puts us most at danger.

We in higher ed would be wise to understand that if we want to have effective internal and external communications that we will need to listen to experts in this area.  When it comes to open internal information sharing - the failure of the Clinton campaign - what may be necessary is for higher leaders to simply make this a priority.  Real resources, thought, and a growth mindset must be brought to the work of internal communications.

We can’t assume that we will do it any better than the good people of the Clinton campaign attempted.  Everyone starts with good intentions - and everybody thinks that they are acting in the best intentions of the organization (or the candidate).  The necessity of an open, transparent, and vigorous sharing of ideas and opinions is too important to be left to chance.

Lesson 3 - The Imperative to Prepare for Black Swans:

It is perhaps easy to read the Clinton campaign as dysfunctional given the results of the election.  If Hillary had won, then the campaign organization may just as easily been interpreted as quirky, productively contentious, and creative.  In reading Shattered, I kept thinking that Allen and Parnes were engaging in some post-hoc narrative building.  That the story would have been more convincing if written before as opposed to after 11/8/16.

That worry aside, what can’t be denied is that the Clinton campaign was up against a Black Swan in Trump.  The smart money was always on a Jeb Bush candidacy.  Or barring a Bush, at least a “normal” candidate.  The Clinton campaign proved to be fragile in the face of a competitor for which the normal rules of politics never seemed to apply.

The lesson for our colleges and universities may be that we never really know where the true threats will emerge.  We need to focus on resiliency in the face of any eventuality, rather than responses to threats that we think that we understand.

What a strategy based on anti-fragility looks like I’m not sure.  The answer is probably different for every college and every university.  My sense is that such a strategy would focus on core strengths rather than perceived current market conditions.

What books have you recently read that have nothing to do with higher ed, yet are perhaps amenable to reading with a higher ed lens?

What are your favorite books about political campaigns?

What are you reading?

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Over the past several years, Forrester's research has written extensively about the age of the customer. Forrester believes that only the enterprises that are obsessed with winning, serving, and retaining customers will thrive in this highly competitive, customer-centric economy. But in order to get a full view of customer behavior, sentiment, emotion, and intentions, Information Management professionals must help enterprises leverage all the data at their disposal, not just structured, but also unstructured. Alas, that's still an elusive goal, as most enterprises leverage only 40% of structured data and 31% of unstructured data for business and customer insights and decision-making.

So what do you need to do to start enriching your customer insights with unstructured data ? First, get your yext analysis terminology straight. For Information Management pros, the process of text mining and text analytics should not be a black box, where unstructured text goes in and structured information comes out. But today, there is a lot of market confusion on the terminology and process of text analytics. The market, both vendors and users, often uses the terms text mining and text analytics interchangeably; Forrester makes a distinction and recommends that Information Management pros working on text mining/text analytics initiatives adopt the following terminology:

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          Storage Field Day 13 – Wrap-up and Link-o-rama   
Disclaimer: I recently attendedStorage Field Day 13. My flights,accommodation and other expenses were paid for by Tech Field Day and Pure Storage. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event. Some materials presented were discussed […]]> Disclaimer: I recently attendedStorage Field Day 13. My flights,accommodation and other expenses were paid for by Tech Field Day and Pure Storage. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event. Some materials presented were discussed under NDA and don&#rsquo;t form part of my blog posts, but could influence future discussions.

This is a quick post to say thanks once again to Stephen, Tom and Claire,and the presenters at Storage Field Day 13 and Pure//Accelerate. I had a super funand educational time. For easy reference, here&#rsquo;s a list of the posts I did covering the events (they may not match the order of the presentations).

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Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure//Accelerate 2017 – General Session Notes

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Storage Field Day 13 – (Fairly) Full Disclosure

 

Also, here&#rsquo;s a number of links to posts by my fellow delegates (in no particular order). They&#rsquo;re allverysmart people, and you should check out their stuff, particularly if you haven&#rsquo;t before. I&#rsquo;ll attempt tokeep this updated as more posts are published. But if it gets stale, the Storage Field Day 13and Storage Field Day Exclusive at Pure Accelerate 2017 landing pages will have updated links.

 

Alex Galbraith (@AlexGalbraith)

Storage Field Day 13 (SFD13) – Preview

 

Brandon Graves (@BrandonGraves08)

Delegate For Storage Field Day 13

Storage Field Day Is AlmostHere

 

Chris Evans (@ChrisMEvans)

Pure Accelerate: FlashArray Gets Synchronous Replication

 

Erik Ableson (@EAbleson)

 

Matthew Leib (@MBLeib)

Pure Storage Accelerate/Storage Field Day 13 – PreFlight

 

Jason Nash (@TheJasonNash)

 

Justin Warren (@JPWarren)

Pure Storage Charts A Course To The Future Of Big Data

 

Max Mortillaro (@DarkkAvenger)

See you at Storage Field Day 13 and Pure Accelerate!

Storage Field Day 13 Primer – Exablox

SFD13 Primer – X-IO Axellio Edge Computing Platform

Real-time Storage Analytics: one step further towards AI-enabled storage arrays?

 

Mike Preston (@MWPreston)

A field day of Storage lies ahead!

Primary Data set to make their 5th appearance at Storage Field Day

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X-IO Technology A #SFD13 preview

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SNIA comes back for another Storage Field Day

 

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Stephen Foskett (@SFoskett)

The Year of Cloud Extension

 

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          Reviews in the Analytical Review of Robinson's Poetry and Novels    
May 1998

Reviews in the Analytical Review, probably by Mary Wollstonecraft, of Mary Robinson's poetry and novels, 1790-1797.

[Editorial note on these reviews]

1. Rev. of Ainsi va le Monde. A Poem. Analytical Review 8 (December 1790) 550-51.

2. Rev. of Angelina. A Novel. In a Series of Letters. Analytical Review 23 (February 1796) 293-294.

3. Rev. of Hubert de Sevrac, a Romance of the eighteenth Century. Analytical Review 25 (May 1797) 523.

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[Analytical Review 8 (December 1790) 550-51]

Rev. of Ainsi va le Monde. A Poem. Inscribed to Robert Merry, Esq; A.M. By Laura Maria. 4to. II p. price Is. 6d. Bell. 1790.[Link to Robinson's poem]

The title of this poem did not give us an idea of its tendency, we except the inscription; but we presume it alludes to the late triumph of liberty: we shall therefore give an Invocation to Freedom as a specimen, passing over the many elegant compliments addressed to Mr. Merry in flowing numbers. P. 10.

"Freedom--- blithe goddess of the rainbow vest,

In dimpled smiles and radiant beauties drest,

I court thee from thy azure-spangled bed

Where ether floats about thy winged head;

Where tip-toe pleasure swells the choral song,

While gales of odour waft the cherub throng;

On every side the laughing loves prepare

Enamel'd wreaths to bind thy flowing hair:

For thee the light-heel'd graces fondly twine,

To clasp thy yielding waist, a zone divine!

Venus for thee her crystal altar rears,

Deck'd with fresh myrtle---gemm'd with lovers' tears;

Apollo strikes his lyre's rebounding strings,

Responsive notess divine Cecelia sings,

The tuneful sisters prompt the heavenly choir,

Thy temple glitters with Promethean fire.

The sacred priestess in the centre stands,

She strews the sapphire floor with flow'ry bands.

See! from her shrine electric incense rise;

Hark! "Freedom" echoes thro' the vaulted skies.

The goddess speaks! O mark the blest decree,---

Tyrants shall fall triumphant man be free!"

M.

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[Analytical Review 23 (February 1796) 293-294]

Rev. of Angelina. A Novel. In a Series of Letters. By Mrs. Mary Robinson. 3 vols. 12mo. About 900 pages. Price 10s. 6d. in boards. Hookham and Carpenter. 1796.

Our readers, we doubt not, will be pleased to see, that we are indebted to Angelina to the elegant pen of Mrs. R. To the merit of the author, as a poet and a novelist, we have already, on several occasions, born our testimony; and we conceive that the production , which is now before us, will in no respect detract from her well-earned reputation. Unwilling by anticipation to diminish the pleasure which our readers may receive from the perusal of these volumes, we forbear to enter on the subject of the piece. We shall only observe, that it's principal object is to expose the folly and the iniquity of those parents who attempt to compel the inclinations of their children into whatever conjugal connections their mercenary spirit may choose to prescribe, and to hold forth to just detestation the cruelty of those, who scruple not to barter a daughter's happiness, perhaps through life, for a founding title or a glittering coronet. The characters in the piece are in general naturally pourtrayed and distinctly marked. The most prominent figure, though the novel bears the name of Angelina, is Sophia Clarendon, a young lady of amiable disposition, and highly accomplished. Her father, sir Edward, a rich city merchant, is a perfect picture of gothic ignorance and barbarity, combined with that pride of wealth, and contemptible ambition, which characterize low and vulgar minds. Belmont, a young man, who had been educated as an orphan, and on whom Sophia places her affections, is distinguished by the ardency of a reciprocal attachment, the nicest sense of honour, an enlightened mind, with a generous and undaunted spirit. His rival, lord Acreland, though chargeable with some enormous errours, is, notwithstanding, a character rather weak than vicious, - the dupe of the malignant machinations of his sister lady Selina. In the portrait of Angelina we behold an assemblage of almost every excellence which can adorn the female mind, beaming mildly through clouds of affliction and melancholy. Her situation will interest the feelings of the reader, and the disclosure of her history and character form an agreeable and important scene in the catastrophe. The sentiments contained in these volumes are just, animated, and rational. They breathe a spirit of independence, and a dignified superiority to whatever is unessential to the true respectability and genuine excellence of human beings. The story, though it will not greatly rouse or deeply agitate, is yet sufficiently interesting to excite and prolong the attention of the reader; and the phraseology is at once correct and appropriate. There is one errour however, of which, though to some it may appear trifling, we deem it our duty to admonish the author. The errour we allude to is writing "laying" for "lying," and confounding the active with the neuter verb, which she has oftener than once committed.

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[Analytical Review 25 (May 1797) 523]

Rev. of Hubert de Sevrac, a Romance of the eighteenth Century. By Mary Robinson. 3 vols. 12mo. 950 pages. Price 13s. 6d. sewed. Hookham and Co. 1796.

Mrs. Robinson writes so rapidly, that she scarcely gives herself time to digest her story into a plot, or to allow those incidents gradually to grow out of it, which are the fruit of matured invention. She certainly possesses considerable abilities; but she seems to have fallen into an errour, common to people of lively fancy, and to think herself so happily gifted by nature, that her first thoughts will answer her purpose. The consequence is obvious; her sentences are often confused, entangled with superfluous words, half-expressed sentiments, and false ornaments.

In writing the present romance Mrs. Radcliffe appears to be her model; and she deserves to rank as one of her most successful imitators: still the characters are so imperfectly sketched, the incidents so unconnected, the changes of scene so frequent, that interest is seldom excited, and curiosity flags.

After this account we shall not be expected to give the outlines of such an imperfect tale; the object of it is apparently benevolent, but it has no centre out of which the moral, that the vices of the rich produce the crimes of the poor, could naturally emanate.

It is but just, however, to observe, before dismissing the article, that some of the descriptions are evidently sketched by a poet, and irradiations of fancy flash through the surrounding perplexity, sufficient to persuade us, that she could write better, were she once convinced, that the writing of a good book is no easy task.

M.

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Robert Merry and The Laurel of Liberty: Merry was the leading figure in the "Della Cruscan" school of poetry, a highly sensuous and decorative style controversial in Britain because of its support of the French Revolution and because of its eroticism. His poem The Laurel of Liberty(1790) was an outspoken celebration of the French Revolution and the immediate inspiration for Robinson's Ainsi Va le Monde; Robinson is also responding to his "Elegy Written on the Plain of Fontenoy" (published in The Poetry of the World, Vol. 1, 1788). Hannah Cowley, in whose plays Robinson had acted, was another leading member of the Della Cruscan school, and she corresponded publicly with Merry (whose pen name was "Della Crusca") as "Anna Matilda" in the World periodical. It was Merry who introduced Robinson to William Godwin in 1796.

John Bell: Bell also published Robinson's first volume of poems, and in 1794 became a war correspondent with the British Army in Flanders (see Hoagwood and Jackson, Introduction to Sappho and Phaon, 4, 11).

[Editorial Note: These three reviews of Robinson's works from the Analytical Review are attributed to Wollstonecraft by Janet Todd in vol. 7 of The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft (On Poetry, Contributions to the Analytical Review, 1788-1797. Two reviews (of Ainsi va le Monde and Angelina) are signed "M," the initial Wollstonecraft often used, and one is unsigned but attributed according to style and subject matter by Todd. Wollstonecraft was invited by Joseph Johnson to contribute to the Analytical starting in 1788, and wrote reviews, eventually serving as editorial assistant, until her death in 1797. For an overview of the questions regarding the attribution of Wollstonecraft's reviews, see Todd's "Prefatory Note" to Vol 7 of The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, 14-18.]

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          "Ainsi va le Monde" (1790) by Mary Robinson    
May 1998
A Note on the Text of Ainsi va le Monde (1790)

 

AINSI VA LE MONDE,
A POEM.
 
INSCRIBED TO
 
ROBERT MERRY, Esq. A.M.
 
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF FLORENCE;
 
AND, AUTHOR OF THE LAUREL OF LIBERTY AND THE DELLA CRUSCA POEMS.
 
BY
 
LAURA MARIA.
 
_______________________________
 
SECOND EDITION.
_______________________________
 
 
LONDON:
_________
 
PRINTED BY JOHN BELL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE
PRINCE OF WALES,
AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND.
MDCCXC.
(Price One Shilling and Sixpence.)

 

 

[new page- n.p.]

 

_______________________________
AS A SMALL TRIBUTE
 
OF
 
ESTEEM AND ADMIRATION,
 
THE FOLLOWING SKETCH IS INSCRIBED
 
TO
 
ROBERT MERRY, Esq.
 
BY
 
LAURA MARIA.
 
_______________________________

 

 

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AINSI VA LE MONDE,
A POEM.
________________________________________

 

O THOU, to whom superior worth's allied,

Thy Country's honour---and the Muses' pride;

Whose pen gives polish to the varying line

That blends instruction with the song divine;

Whose fancy, glancing o'er the hostile plain,

Plants a fond trophy o'er the mighty slain;*

Or to the daisied lawn directs its way,

Blithe as the songstress of returning day;

Who deign'd to rove where twinkling glow-worms lead

The tiny legions o'er the glitt'ring mead;

Whose liquid notes in sweet meand'rings flow,

Mild as the murmurs of the Bird of Woe;

Who gave to Sympathy its softest pow'r,

The charm to wing Affliction's sable hour;

Who in Italia's groves, with thrilling song,

Call'd mute attention from the minstrel throng;

Gave proud distinction to the Poet's name,

And claim'd, by modest worth, the wreath of fame---

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[page 2]

Accept the Verse thy magic harp inspires,

Nor scorn the Muse that kindles at its fires.

 

O, JUSTLY gifted with the Sacred Lyre,

Whose sounds can more than mortal thoughts inspire,

Whether its strings HEROIC measures move,

Or lyric numbers charm the soul to love;

Whether thy fancy "pours the varying verse"

In bow'rs of bliss, or o'er the plumed hearse;

Whether of patriot zeal, or past'ral sports,

The peace of hamlets, or the pride of courts:

Still Nature glows in ev'ry classic line---

Still Genius dictates---still the verse is thine.

 

TOO long the Muse, in ancient garb array'd,

Has pin'd neglected in oblivion's shade;

Driv'n from the sun-shine of poetic fame,

Stripp'd of each charm,--- she scarcely boasts a name:

Her voice no more can please the vapid throng,

No more loud Pæans consecrate her song,

Cold, faint, and sullen, to the grove she flies,

A faded garland veils her radiant eyes;

A with'ring laurel on her breast she bears,

Fann'd by her sighs, and spangled with her tears;

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[page 3]

From her each fond associate early fled,

She mourn'd a MILTON lost, a SHAKSPERE dead:

Her eye beheld a CHATTERTON oppress'd,

A famish'd OTWAY---ravish'd from her breast;

Now in their place a flutt'ring form appears,

Mocks her fall'n pow'r, and triumphs in her tears:

A flippant, senseless, aëry, thing, whose eye

Glares wanton mirth and fulsome ribaldry.

While motley mumm'ry holds her tinsel reign,

SHAKSPERE might write, and GARRICK act in vain:

True Wit recedes, when blushing Reason views

This spurious offspring of the banish'd Muse.

 

THE task be thine to check the daring hand

That leads fantastic folly o'er the land;

The task be thine with witching spells to bind

The feath'ry shadows of the fickle mind;

To strew with deathless flow'rs the dreary waste;

To pluck the weeds of vitiated taste;

To cheer with smiles the Muse's glorious toil,

And plant perfection on her native soil:

The Arts, that thro' dark centuries have pin'd,

Toil'd without fame, in sordid chains confin'd,

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[page 4]

Burst into light with renovated fire,

Bid Envy shrink and Ignorance expire.

No more prim KNELLER'S simp'ring beauties vie,

Or LELY'S genius droops with languid eye:

No more prepost'rous figures pain the view,

Aliens to Nature, yet to Fancy true,

The wild chimeras of capricious thought,

Deform'd in fashion, and with errors fraught;

The gothic phantoms sick'ning fade away,

And native Genius rushes into day.

 

REYNOLDS, 'tis thine with magic skill to trace

The perfect semblance of exterior grace;

Thy hand, by Nature guided, marks the line

That stamps perfection on the form divine.

What RAPHAEL boasted, and what TITIAN knew,

Immortal REYNOLDS, is excell'd by you:

'Tis thine to tint the lip with rosy die,

To paint the softness of the melting eye;

With auburn curls luxuriantly display'd,

The ivory shoulder's polish'd fall to shade;

To deck the well-turn'd arm with matchless grace,

To mark the dimpled smile on Beauty's face:

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The task is thine, with cunning hand to throw

The veil transparent on the breast of snow:

The Statesman's thought, the Infant's cherub mien,

The Poet's fire, the Matron's eye serene,

Alike with animated lustre shine

Beneath thy polish'd pencil's touch divine.

As BRITAIN'S Genius glories in thy Art,

Adores thy virtues, and reveres thy heart,

Nations unborn shall celebrate thy name,

And waft thy memory on the wings of Fame.

 

OFT when the mind, with sick'ning pangs oppress'd,

Flies to the Muse, and courts the balm of rest,

When Reason, sated with life's weary woes,

Turns to itself---and finds a blest repose,

A gen'rous pride that scorns each petty art,

That feels no envy rankling in the heart,

No mean deceit that wings its shaft at Fame,

Or gives to pamper'd Vice a pompous name;

Then, calm reflection shuns the sordid crowd,

The senseless chaos of the little proud,

Then, indignation stealing through the breast,

Spurns the pert tribe in flimsy greatness drest;

Who, to their native nothingness consign'd,

Sink in contempt,---nor leave a trace behind.

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Then Fancy paints, in visionary gloom,

The sainted shadows of the laurel'd tomb,

The Star of Virtue glist'ning on each breast,

Divine insignia of the spirit blest!

Then MILTON smiles serene, a beauteous shade,

In worth august---in lustrous fires array'd

Immortal SHAKSPERE gleams across the sight,

Rob'd in ethereal vest of radiant light.

Wing'd Ages picture to the dazzled view

Each mark'd perfection---of the sacred few,

POPE, DRYDEN, SPENSER, all that Fame shall raise,

From CHAUCER'S gloom---till MERRY'S lucid days:

Then emulation kindles fancy's fire,

The glorious throng poetic flights inspire;

Each sensate bosom feels the god-like flame,

The cherish'd harbinger of future fame.

Yet timid genius, oft in conscious ease,

Steals from the world, content the few to please:

Obscur'd in shades, the modest Muse retires,

While sparkling vapours emulate her fires.

The proud enthusiast shuns promiscuous praise,

The Idiot's smile condemns the Poet's lays.

Perfection wisely courts the lib'ral few,

The voice of kindred genius must be true.

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But empty witlings sate the public eye

With puny jest and low buffoonery,

The buzzing hornets swarm about the great,

The poor appendages of pamper'd state;

The trifling, flutt'ring, insects of a day,

Flit near the sun, and glitter in its ray;

Whose subtle fires with charms magnetic burn,

Where every servile fool may have his turn.

Lull'd in the lap of indolence, they boast

Who best can fawn---and who can flatter most;

While with a cunning arrogance they blend

Sound without sense---and wit that stabs a friend;

Slanders oblique---that check ambition's toil,

The pois'nous weeds, that mark the barren soil.

So the sweet blossoms of salubrious spring

Thro' the lone wood their spicy odours fling;

Shrink from the sun, and bow their beauteous heads

To scatter incense o'er their mossy beds,

While coarser flow'rs expand with gaudy ray,

Brave the rude wind, and mock the burning day.

 

AH! gentle Muse, from trivial follies turn,

Where Patriot souls with god-like passions burn;

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[page 8]

Again to MERRY dedicate the line,

So shall the envied meed of taste be thine;

So shall thy song to glorious themes aspire,

"Warm'd with a spark" of his transcendent fire.

 

THRO' all the scenes of Nature's varying plan,

Celestial Freedom warms the breast of man;

Led by her daring hand, what pow'r can bind

The boundless efforts of the lab'ring mind.

The god-like fervour, thrilling thro' the heart,

Gives new creation to each vital part;

Throbs rapture thro' each palpitating vein,

Wings the rapt thought, and warms the fertile brain;

To her the noblest attributes of Heav'n,

Ambition, valour, eloquence, are giv'n.

She binds the soldier's brow with wreaths sublime,

From her, expanding reason learns to climb,

To her the sounds of melody belong,

She wakes the raptures of the Poet's song;

'Tis god-like Freedom bids each passion live,

That truth may boast, or patriot virtue give;

From her, the Arts enlighten'd splendours own,

She guides the peasant---She adorns the throne;

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To mild Philanthropy extends her hand,

Gives Truth pre-eminence, and Worth command;

Her eye directs the path that leads to Fame,

Lights Valour's torch, and trims the glorious flame;

She scatters joy o'er Nature's endless scope,

Gives strength to Reason---extacy to Hope;

Tempers each pang Humanity can feel,

And binds presumptuous Power with nerves of steel;

Strangles each tyrant Phantom in its birth,

And knows no title---but SUPERIOR WORTH.

 

ENLIGHTEN'D Gallia! what were all your toys,

Your dazzling splendours,---your voluptuous joys?

What were your glitt'ring villas,---lofty tow'rs,

Your perfum'd chambers, and your painted bow'rs?

Did not insidious Art those gifts bestow,

To cheat the prying eye---with tinsel show?

Yes; luxury diffus'd her spells, to bind

The deep researches of the restless mind?

To lull the active soul with witching wiles,

To hide pale Slavery in a mask of smiles:

The tow'ring wings of reason to restrain,

And lead the victim in a flow'ry chain:

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Cold Superstition favour'd the deceit,

And e'en Religion lent her aid to cheat.--

When warlike Louis,* arrogant and vain,

Whom worth could never hold, or fear restrain,

The soul's last refuge in repentance sought,

An artful MAINTENON absolv'd each fault;

She who had led his worldly steps astray,

Now, "smooth'd his passage to the realms of day!"

O, monstrous hypocrite!---who vainly strove

By pious fraud, to win a people's love;

Whose coffers groan'd with reliques from the proud,

The pompous off'rings of the venal crowd.

The massy hecatombs of dire disgrace,

To purchase titles, or secure a place.---

And yet,---so sacred was the matron's fame,

Nor truth, nor virtue, dar'd assail her name;

None could approach but with obsequious breath,

To smile was TREASON,---and to speak was DEATH.

In meek and humble garb, she veil'd command,

While helpless millions, shrunk beneath her hand.

And when Ambition's idle dream was o'er,

And art could blind, and beauty charm no more;

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She, whose luxurious bosom spurn'd restraint,

Who liv'd the slave of passion,---died a saint!*

 

What were the feelings of the hapless throng,

By threats insulted, and oppress'd with wrong?

While grasping avarice, with skill profound,

Spread her fell snares, and dealt destruction round;

Each rising sun some new infringement saw,

While pride was consequence,---and pow'r was law;

A people's suff'rings hop'd redress in vain,

Subjection curb'd the tongue that dar'd complain.

Imputed guilt each virtuous victim led

Where all the fiends their direst mischiefs spread;

Where, thro' long ages past, with watchful care,

THY TYRANTS, GALLIA, nurs'd the witch DESPAIR.

Where in her black BASTILE the harpy fed

On the warm crimson drops, her fangs had shed;

Where recreant malice mock'd the suff'rer's sigh,

While regal light'nings darted from her eye.---

Where deep mysterious whispers murmur'd round,

And death stalk'd sullen o'er the treach'rous ground.

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O DAY---transcendent on the page of Fame!

When from her Heav'n insulted Freedom came;

Glancing o'er earth's wide space, her beaming eye

Mark'd the dread scene of impious slavery,

Warm'd by her breath, the vanquish'd, trembling race,

Wake from the torpid slumber of disgrace;

Roused by oppression, Man his birth-right claims,

O'er the proud battlements red vengeance flames;

Exulting thunders rend the turbid skies;---

In sulph'rous clouds the gorgeous ruin lies!---

The angel, PITY, now each cave explores,

Braves the chill damps, and fells the pond'rous doors,

Plucks from the flinty walls the clanking chains,

Where many a dreadful tale of woe remains,

Where many a sad memorial marks the hour,

That gave the rights of man to rav'nous pow'r;

Now snatch'd from death, the wond'ring wretch shall prove

The rapt'rous energies of social love;

Whose limbs each faculty denied,---whose sight

Had long resign'd all intercourse with light;

Whose wasted form the humid earth receiv'd,

Who numb'd with anguish,---scarcely felt he liv'd;

Who, when the midnight bell assail'd his ears,

From fev'rish slumbers woke---to drink his tears:

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While slow-consuming grief each sense enthrall'd,

'Till Hope expir'd, and Valour shrunk,---appall'd:

Where veil'd suspicion lurk'd in shrewd disguise,

While eager vengeance op'd her thousand eyes;

While the hir'd slave, the fiend of wrath, design'd

To lash, with scorpion scourges, human-kind,---

Dragg'd with ingenious pangs, the tardy hour,

To feed the rancour of insatiate Pow'r.

 

BLEST be the favour'd delegates of Heav'n,

To whose illustrious souls the task was giv'n

To wrench the bolts of tyranny,---and dare

The petrifying confines of despair;

With heav'n's own breeze to chear the gasping breath,

And spread broad sun-shine in the caves of death.

 

WHAT is the charm that bids mankind disdain

The Tyrant's mandate and th' Oppressor's chain;

What bids exulting Liberty impart

Ecstatic raptures to the Human Heart;

Calls forth each hidden spark of glorious fire,

Bids untaught minds to valiant feats aspire;

What gives to Freedom its supreme delight?

'Tis Emulation, Instinct, Nature, Right.

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WHEN this revolving Orb's first course began,

Heav'n stamp'd divine pre-eminence on Man;

To him it gave the intellectual mind,

Persuasive Eloquence and Truth refin'd;

Humanity to harmonize his sway,

And calm Religion to direct his way;

Courage to tempt Ambition's lofty flight,

And Conscience to illume his erring sight.

Who shall the nat'ral Rights of Man deride,

When Freedom spreads her fost'ring banners wide?

Who shall contemn the heav'n-taught zeal that throws

The balm of comfort on a Nation's woes?

That tears the veil from superstition's eye,

Bids despots tremble, scourg'd oppression die?

Wrests hidden treasure from the sordid hand,

And flings profusion o'er a famish'd land?---

Nor yet, to GALLIA are her smiles confin'd,

She opes her radiant gates to all mankind;

Sure on the peopled earth there cannot be

A foe to Liberty---that dares be free.

Who that has tasted bliss will e'er deny

The magic power of thrilling extacy?

Who that has breath'd Health's vivifying breeze,

Would tempt the dire contagion of Disease?

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Or prodigal of joy, his birth-right give

In shackled slavery---a wretch to live?

 

YET let Ambition hold a temp'rate sway,

When Virtue rules---'tis Rapture to obey;

Man can but reign his transitory hour,

And love may bind---when fear has lost its pow'r.

Proud may he be who nobly acts his part,

Who boasts the empire of each subject's heart,

Whose worth exulting millions shall approve,

Whose richest treasure---IS A NATION'S LOVE.

 

FREEDOM--- blithe Goddess of the rainbow vest, 

In dimpled smiles and radiant beauties drest,

I court thee from thy azure-spangled bed

Where Ether floats about thy winged head;

Where tip-toe pleasure swells the choral song,

While gales of odour waft the Cherub throng;

On every side the laughing loves prepare

Enamel'd wreaths to bind thy flowing hair:

For thee the light-heel'd graces fondly twine,

To clasp thy yielding waist, a zone divine!

Venus for thee her crystal altar rears,

Deck'd with fresh myrtle---gemm'd with lovers' tears;

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Apollo strikes his lyre's rebounding strings,

Responsive notes divine Cecilia sings,

The tuneful sisters prompt the heavenly choir,

Thy temple glitters with Promethean fire.

The sacred Priestess in the centre stands,

She strews the sapphire floor with flow'ry bands.

See! From her shrine electric incense rise;

Hark! "Freedom" echoes thro' the vaulted skies.

The Goddess speaks! O mark the blest decree,---

TYRANTS SHALL FALL---TRIUMPHANT MAN BE FREE!

 

FINIS.
 

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[Robinson's three notes to Ainsi va le Monde]

 

[page 1]

See the Elegy written on the plains of Fontenoy, by Mr. Merry. ["Elegy Written on the Plain of Fontenoy" included in The Poetry of the World, vol. 1, 1788].

[page 10]

Louis XIV.

[page 11]

Madame de Maintenon died a perfect devotee at the Convent of St. Cyr.

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Editorial notes for Ainsi va le Monde

A Note on the Text of Ainsi va le Monde: This 1790 edition of the poem is taken from Robinson's second edition, published by John Bell (who had also published Robinson's first volume of poetry). Page numbers in brackets refer to the original pagination of this 1790 edition. In the 1806 Ainsi va le Monde, Robinson's daughter tries to distance her mother from Merry and the Della Cruscan school, omitting Robinson's lengthy prefatory dedication to him , as well as several passages in praise of his works, and adding the disclaimer "Written at the beginning of the French Revolution" at the poem's start. Also, the 1806 edition omits the last stanza on freedom, which Wollstonecraft had excerpted in her review of Ainsi va le Monde for the Analytical Review. According to Robinson's Memoirs, "In 1791 Mrs. Robinson produced her quarto poem, entitled Ainsi va le Monde. This work, containing three hundred and fifty lines, was written in twelve hours, as a reply to Mr. Merry's Laurel of Liberty, which was sent to Mrs. Robinson on a Saturday; on the Tuesday following the answer was composed and given to the public." (See editorial note on Robert Merry below.)

Robert Merry and The Laurel of Liberty: Merry was the leading figure in the "Della Cruscan" school of poetry, a highly sensuous and decorative style controversial in Britain because of its adherents' support for the French Revolution and because of its eroticism. His poem The Laurel of Liberty (1790) was an outspoken celebration of the French Revolution and the immediate inspiration for Robinson's Ainsi va le Monde; Robinson is also responding to his "Elegy Written on the Plain of Fontenoy" (published in The Poetry of the World, vol. 1, 1788). Hannah Cowley, in whose plays Robinson had acted, was another leading member of the Della Cruscan school, and she corresponded publicly with Merry (whose pen name was "Della Crusca") as "Anna Matilda" in the World periodical. It was Merry who introduced Robinson to William Godwin in 1796.

John Bell: Bell also published Robinson's first volume of poems, and in 1794 became a war correspondent with the British Army in Flanders (see Hoagwood and Jackson, Introduction to Sappho and Phaon, 4,11).

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          "Ainsi va le Monde" (1806) by Mary Robinson    
May 1998
A note on the text of Ainsi va le Monde (1806)

 

AINSI VA LE MONDE.
INSCRIBED TO A FRIEND.

Written at the beginning of the French Revolution.

 

O THOU, to whom superior worth's allied,

Thy Country's honour---and the Muses' pride;

Whose pen gives polish to the varying line

That blends instruction with the song divine;

Whose fancy, glancing o'er the hostile plain,

Plants a fond trophy o'er the mighty slain;*

Or to the daisied lawn directs its way,

Blithe as the songstress of returning day;

Who deign'd to rove where twinkling glow-worms lead

The tiny legions o'er the glitt'ring mead;

Whose liquid notes in sweet meand'rings flow,

Mild as the murmurs of the Bird of Woe;

Who gave to Sympathy its softest pow'r,

The charm to wing Affliction's sable hour;

Who in Italia's groves, with thrilling song,

Call'd mute attention from the minstrel throng;

Gave proud distinction to the Poet's name,

And claim'd, by modest worth, the wreath of fame---

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Accept the Verse thy magic harp inspires,

Nor scorn the Muse that kindles at its fires.

 

O, justly gifted with the Sacred Lyre,

Whose sounds can more than mortal thoughts inspire,

Whether its strings HEROIC measures move,

Or lyric numbers charm the soul to love;

Whether thy fancy "pours the varying verse"

In bow'rs of bliss, or o'er the plumed hearse;

Whether of patriot zeal, or past'ral sports,

The peace of hamlets, or the pride of courts:

Still Nature glows in ev'ry classic line---

Still Genius dictates---still the verse is thine.

 

Too long the Muse, in ancient garb array'd,

Has pin'd neglected in oblivion's shade;

Driv'n from the sun-shine of poetic fame,

Stripp'd of each charm, she scarcely boasts a name:

Her voice no more can please the vapid throng;

No more loud Pæans consecrate her song,

Cold, faint, and sullen, to the grove she flies,

A faded garland veils her radiant eyes:

A with'ring laurel on her breast she wears,

Fann'd by her sighs, and spangled with her tears:

From her each fond associate early fled,

She mourn'd a MILTON lost, a SHAKSPERE dead:

Her eye beheld a CHATTERTON oppress'd,

A famish'd OTWAY---ravish'd from her breast;

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Now in their place a flutt'ring form appears,

Mocks her fall'n pow'r, and triumphs in her tears:

A flippant, senseless, aëry thing, whose eye

Glares wanton mirth, and low-soul'd ribaldry.

While motley mumm'ry holds her tinsel reign,

SHAKSPERE might write, and GARRICK act in vain:

True Wit recedes, when blushing Reason views

This spurious offspring of the banish'd Muse.

 

The task be thine to check the daring hand

That leads fantastic folly o'er the land;

The task be thine with witching spells to bind

The feath'ry shadows of the fickle mind;

To strew with deathless flow'rs the dreary waste;

To pluck the weeds of vitiated taste;

To cheer with smiles the Muse's glorious toil,

And plant perfection on her native soil:

The Arts, that thro' dark centuries have pin'd,

Toil'd without fame, in sordid chains confin'd,

Burst into light with renovated fire,

Bid Envy shrink, and Ignorance expire.

No more prim KNELLER'S simp'ring beauties vie,

Or LELY'S genius droops with languid eye:

No more prepost'rous figures pain the view,

Aliens to Nature, yet to Fancy true,

The wild chimeras of capricious thought,

Deform'd in fashion, and with errors fraught:

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The Gothic phantoms sick'ning fade away,

And native Genius rushes into day.

 

REYNOLDS, 'twas thine with magic skill to trace

The perfect semblance of exterior grace;

Thy hand, by Nature guided, marks the line

That stamps perfection on the form divine.

'Tis thine to tint the lip with rosy die,

To paint the softness of the melting eye;

With auburn curls luxuriantly display'd,

The ivory shoulder's polish'd fall to shade;

To deck the well-turn'd arm with matchless grace,

To mark the dimpled smile on Beauty's face:

The task is thine, with cunning hand to throw

The veil transparent on the breast of snow:

The Statesman's thought, the Infant's cherub mien,

The Poet's fire, the Matron's eye serene,

Alike with animated lustre shine

Beneath thy polish'd pencil's touch divine.

As BRITAIN'S Genius glories in thy Art,

Adores thy virtues, and reveres thy heart,

Nations unborn shall celebrate thy name,

And waft thy memory on the wings of Fame.

 

Oft when the mind, with sick'ning pangs oppress'd,

Flies to the Muse, and courts the balm of rest,

When Reason, sated with life's weary woes,

Turns to itself---and finds a blest repose,

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A gen'rous pride that scorns each petty art,

That feels no envy rankling in the heart,

No mean deceit that wings its shaft at Fame,

Or gives to pamper'd Vice a pompous Name;

Then, calm reflection shuns the sordid crowd,

The senseless chaos of the little proud,

Then, indignation, stealing through the breast,

Spurns the pert tribe in flimsy greatness drest;

Who, to their native nothingness consign'd,

Sink in contempt---nor leave a trace behind.

Then Fancy paints, in visionary gloom,

The sainted shadows of the laurel'd tomb,

The Star of Virtue glist'ning on each breast,

Divine insignia of the spirit blest!

Then MILTON smiles serene, a beauteous shade,

In worth august---in lustrous fires array'd:

Immortal SHAKSPERE gleams across the sight,

Rob'd in ethereal vest of radiant light.

Wing'd Ages picture to the dazzled view

Each mark'd perfection---of the sacred few,

POPE, DRYDEN, SPENSER, all that Fame shall raise,

From CHAUCER'S gloom---till these enlighten'd days:

Then emulation kindles fancy's fire,

The glorious throng poetic flights inspire;

Each sensate bosom feels the god-like flame,

The cherish'd harbinger of future fame.

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[Page 20]

Yet timid genius, oft in conscious ease,

Steals from the world, content the few to please:

Obscur'd in shades, the modest Muse retires,

While sparkling vapours emulate her fires.

The proud enthusiast shuns promiscuous praise,

The Idiot's smile condemns the Poet's lays.

Perfection wisely courts the lib'ral few,

The voice of kindred genius must be true.

 

But empty witlings sate the public eye

With puny jest and low buffoonery,

The buzzing hornets swarm about the great,

The poor appendages of pamper'd state;

The trifling, flutt'ring insects of a day

Flit near the sun, and glitter in its ray;

Whose subtle fires with charms magnetic burn,

Where every abject fool may have his turn.

Lull'd in the lap of indolence, they boast

Who best can fawn---and who can flatter most;

Who with obsequious smiles mislead the mind,

And prove most mischievous, by seeming kind;

Pour on the Ear soft adulation's sound,

And give to infamy the fame they wound;

While with a cunning arrogance they blend

Sound without sense---and wit that stabs a friend;

Slanders oblique---that check ambition's toil,

The pois'nous weeds, that mark the barren soil.

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[Page 21]

So the sweet blossoms of salubrious spring

Thro' the lone wood their spicy odours fling;

Shrink from the sun, and bow their beauteous heads

To scatter incense o'er their native beds,

While coarser flow'rs expand with gaudy ray,

Brave the rude wind, and mock the burning day.

 

Ah! gentle muse, from trivial follies turn,

Where Patriot souls with god-like passions burn;

So shall thy song to glorious themes aspire,

Rapt in the wonders of the Poet's lyre.

 

Thro' all the scenes of Nature's varying plan,

Celestial Freedom warms the breast of man;

Led by her daring hand, what power can bind

The boundless efforts of the lab'ring mind.

The god-like fervour, thrilling thro' the heart,

Gives new creation to each vital part;

Throbs rapture thro' each palpitating vein,

Wings the wild thought, and warms the fertile brain.

To her the noblest attributes of Heav'n,

Ambition, valour, eloquence, are giv'n.

She binds the soldier's brow with wreaths sublime,

From her, expanding reason learns to climb.

To her the sounds of melody belong,

She wakes the raptures of the Poet's song;

'Tis god-like FREEDOM bids each passion live,

That truth may boast, or patriot virtue give.

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[Page 22]

From her, the Arts enlighten'd splendours own,

She guides the peasant---She adorns the throne;

To mild Philanthropy extends her hand,

Gives Truth pre-eminence, and Worth command;

Her eye directs the path that leads to Fame,

Lights Valour's torch, and trims the glorious flame;

She scatters joy o'er Nature's endless scope,

Gives strength to Reason---ecstasy to Hope;

Tempers each pang Humanity can feel,

And binds presumptuous Power with nerves of steel;

Strangles each tyrant Phantom in its birth,

And knows no title---but SUPERIOR WORTH.

 

Enlighten'd Gallia! what were all your toys,

Your dazzling splendours---your voluptuous joys?

What were your glitt'ring villas---lofty tow'rs,

Your perfum'd chambers, and your painted bow'rs?

Did not insidious Art those gifts bestow,

To cheat the prying eye---with tinsel show?

Yes; luxury diffus'd her spells to bind

The deep researches of the restless mind;

To lull the active soul with witching wiles,

To hide pale Slavery in a mask of smiles;

The tow'ring wings of reason to restrain,

And lead the victim in a flow'ry chain.

When warlike LOUIS,* arrogant and vain,

Whom worth could never hold, or fear restrain,

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[Page 23]

The soul's last refuge in repentance sought,

The artful MAINTENON absolv'd each fault;

She who had led his worldly steps astray

Now, "smooth'd his passage to the realms of day!"

O, monstrous hypocrite!---who vainly strove

By pious fraud to win a people's love;

Whose coffers groan'd with reliques from the proud,

The pompous offsprings of the venal croud,

And yet---so sacred was the matron's fame,

Nor truth, nor virtue, dar'd assail her name;

None could approach but with obsequious breath,

To speak was TREASON---and to murmur DEATH.

In meek and humble garb, she veil'd command,

While helpless millions shrunk beneath her hand.

And when Ambition's idle dream was o'er,

And art could blind, and beauty charm no more;

She, whose luxurious bosom spurn'd restraint,

Who lived the slave of passion---died A SAINT!*

 

What were the feelings of the hapless throng,

By threats insulted, and oppress'd with wrong?

While grasping avarice, with skill profound,

Spread her fell snares, and dealt destruction round;

Each rising sun some new infringement saw,

While pride was consequence---and pow'r was law;

Image

[Page 24]

A people's suff'rings hop'd redress in vain,

Subjection curb'd the tongue that dar'd complain.

Imputed guilt each virtuous victim led

Where all the fiends their direst mischiefs spread;

Where, thro' long ages past, with watchful care,

THY TYRANTS, GALLIA, nurs'd the witch DESPAIR.

Where in her black BASTILE the harpy fed

On the warm crimson drops her fangs had shed;

Where recreant malice mock'd the suff'rer's sigh,

While regal lightnings darted from her eye.---

Where deep mysterious whispers murmur'd round,

And death stalk'd sullen o'er the treach'rous ground.

 

O DAY---transcendent on the page of Fame!

When from her Heav'n insulted Freedom came;

Glancing o'er earth's wide space, her beaming eye

Mark'd the dread scene of impious slavery;

Warm'd by her breath, the vanquish'd, trembling race,

Wake from the torpid slumber of disgrace;

Rous'd by oppression, Man his birth-right claims,

O'er the proud battlements red vengeance flames;

Exulting thunders rend the turbid skies;---

In sulph'rous clouds the gorgeous ruin lies!---

The angel PITY now each cave explores,

Braves the chill damps, and fells the pond'rous doors,

Tears from the flinty walls the clanking chains,

Where many a dreadful tale of woe remains,

Image

[Page 25]

Where many a sad memorial marks the hour,

That gave the rights of man to rav'nous pow'r,

Now, snatch'd from death, the wond'ring wretch shall prove

The rapturous energies of social love;

Whose limbs each faculty denied---whose sight

Had long resign'd all intercourse with light;

Whose wasted form the humid earth receiv'd,

Who, numb'd with anguish---scarcely felt he liv'd;

Who, when the midnight bell assail'd his ears,

From fev'rish slumbers woke---to shed new tears:

While slow-consuming grief each sense enthrall'd,

'Till Hope expir'd, and Valour shrunk---appall'd:

Where veil'd suspicion lurked in shrewd disguise,

While eager vengeance op'd her thousand eyes;

While the hir'd slave, the fiend of wrath, design'd

To lash, with scorpion-scourges, human-kind---

Dragg'd with ingenious pangs the tardy hour,

To feed the rancour of insatiate Pow'r.

 

Blest be the favour'd delegates of Heav'n,

To whose illustrious souls the task was giv'n

To wrench the bolts of tyranny---and dare

The petrifying confines of despair;

With Heav'n's own breeze to cheer the gasping breath,

And spread broad sun-shine in the caves of death.

Image

[Page 26]

 

What is the charm that bids mankind disdain

The Tyrant's mandate, and th' Oppressor's chain;

What bids exulting Liberty impart

Ecstatic raptures to the Human Heart;

Calls forth each hidden spark of glorious fire,

Bids untaught minds to valiant feats aspire;

What gives to Freedom its supreme delight?

'Tis Emulation, Instinct, Nature, RIGHT!

 

When this revolving Orb's first course began,

Heav'n stamp'd divine pre-eminence on man;

To him it gave the intellectual mind,

Persuasive Eloquence and Truth refin'd;

Humanity to harmonize his sway,

And calm Religion to direct his way;

Courage to tempt Ambition's lofty flight,

And conscience to illume his erring sight.

Who shall the natural Rights of Man deride,

When Freedom spreads her fost'ring banners wide?

Who shall contemn the heav'n-taught zeal that throws

The balm of comfort on a Nation's woes?

That tears the veil from superstition's eye,

Bids despots tremble, and oppression die?

Wrests hidden treasure from the sordid hand,

And flings profusion o'er a famish'd land?---

Nor yet, to GALLIA are her smiles confin'd,

She opes her radiant gates to all mankind;

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Sure on the peopled earth there cannot be

A foe to Liberty---that dares be free?

Who that has tasted bliss will e'er deny

The magic power of thrilling ecstasy?

Who that has breath'd Health's vivifying breeze,

Would tempt the dire contagion of Disease?

Or, prodigal of joy, his birth-right give

In shackled slavery---a wretch to live?

 

Yet let Ambition hold a temp'rate sway,

When Virtue rules---'tis Rapture to obey;

Man can but reign his transitory hour,

And love may bind---when fear has lost its pow'r.

Proud may he be who nobly acts his part,

Who boasts the empire of each subject's heart,

Whose worth exulting millions shall approve,

Whose richest treasure---IS A NATION'S LOVE.

 

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[Robinson's three notes to Ainsi va le Monde]

 

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See the Elegy written on the plains of Fontenoy, by Mr. Merry. ["Elegy Written on the Plain of Fontenoy" published in The Poetry of the World, vol. 1, 1788].

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Louis XIV.

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Madame de Maintenon died a perfect devotee at the Convent of St. Cyr.

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Editorial notes for Ainsi va le Monde

A Note on the Text of Ainsi va le Monde: This 1806 edition of the poem is taken from Robinson's posthumous volume, edited by her daughter: The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson. 3 Vols. London: Richard Phillips, 1806; London: Routledge/Thoemmes Press, 1996. Facsimile Reprint edition. Vol. 1. pp. 15-27. Page numbers in brackets refer to the original pagi