Gregg Baker Asian Art at Masterpiece London 2017   

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A lacquer and gilt-wood figure of Amida Nyorai seated in jō-in (meditation mudra), Japan, 12th-13th century, Kamakura Period. Dimensions: Figure: H. 10¼" (25.50 cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Hisao Dōmoto, Solution de continuité (Solution of Continuity), oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1963-64 Paris on the reverse. H. 9¼" x W. 20¼" (23cm x 51cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Suda Kokuta, Untitled, 1961, oil on canvas signed and dated 1961.12.10 and with the artist's address on the reverse. H. 51¼” x W. 38¼” (130cm x 97cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Takeo Yamaguchi, Ko (Suburbs), oil on board signed, titled and dated September 1972 in Japanese on a label affixed to the reverse, framed H. 12¼" x W. 17¾" (31cm x 44.5cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Jizō Bosatsu standing on a lotus base, Japan,  9th century, Heian period. Dimensions: Figure and stand: H. 30¾" (77.5cm). Figure: H. 23½" (59.5cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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          Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mempengaruhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

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

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

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

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

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

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

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

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

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



Literature

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

World Peace

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

Chemistry

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

Economics

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

Physiology / Medicine

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

Physics

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


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Le taux de réussite à l’examen du Brevet d’enseignement moyen (BEM) (session juin 2017) a atteint 56,33% au niveau national. Mais pour le ministère de l’Education, ce taux est quand même jugé «relativement faible». A la Chaîne III de la radio étatique, Samia Mezaïb, directrice de l’évaluation et de la prospection au ministère de l’Education, a expliqué que la faiblesse relative des réussites résulte du cumul de plusieurs facteurs, dont celui des programmes élaborés «dans l’urgence», ainsi que la formation des enseignants qui n’a pas toujours été à la hauteur des dispositions de la nouvelle réforme de l’enseignement. La responsable pointe également les manquements en termes de formation en mathématiques chez les enseignants. Au moins, nous avons un secteur qui s’évalue et fait dans l’autocritique. C’est déjà ça, même sous le 4e mandat !   Mardi Il y a quelque chose de gênant chez Mme Saïda Benhabylès, présidente du Croissant-Rouge algérien. Quand elle se déplace pour visiter des migrants installés dans un campement à Alger-Est, elle tente de prononcer de grands discours («L’Algérie est en train de gérer avec courage les erreurs stratégiques des grandes puissances qui sont à l’origine de nombreux drames humanitaires»), et elle rentre dans le mur de la propagande infantile en disant que la campagne haineuse est orchestrée pour «salir l’image de l’Algérie» ! A part quelques groupuscules d’extrême droite en Europe et des débiles droitiers en France, qui vous cherche la petite bête ? Des Algériens, stupides et intolérants, il en existe : faudra leur parler à eux et non pas nous bassiner encore et encore avec «l’image de l’Algérie». Car, entre nous, qui fait le plus mal à l’image du pays ? N’est-ce pas le régime et ses petits voyous satellitaires ? L’occasion ici, par ailleurs, de rappeler l’engagement de Tebboune sur la régularisation des migrants (car c’est de cela qu’il s’agit, sauf erreur d’interprétation de sa déclaration vendredi soir à l’APN) : cela représenterait un symbole magnifique de notre solidarité obligatoire avec nos amis migrants, tous les migrants, tous les étrangers sur cette terre d’Algérie que nos martyrs ont rêvé fraternelle.   Mercredi Abdelmadjid Tebboune, nostalgique des années où le cinéma algérien twistait avec le succès mondial, a une belle idée : relancer l’industrie cinématographique algérienne. «Il y avait une industrie (cinématographique), nous allons la reprendre, l’Algérie était leader à l’échelle arabe et africaine dans le domaine du cinéma (…) Nous avons toutes les compétences et ressources humaines, il manque juste quelques moyens matériels qui seront remis aux mains de la famille du cinéma», a déclaré Tebboune. Alors quelques remarques, surtout concernant le dernier point en parlant des «quelques moyens matériels» : surtout ne donnez rien à personne alors que le secteur de la culture est miné par une effroyable corruption, où seuls les amis du ministère des hauteurs des Anassers sont les seuls bénéficiaires. Ceux, véritables héritiers du grand cinéma innovant et combatif algérien, ceux qui raflent des prix ailleurs et du mépris des bureaucrates ici, ceux-là sont hors radar des systèmes de rapine, heureusement, de la culture officielle qui bouffe des milliards pour de creux biopics ou de la propagande ! Si vous voulez relancer le cinéma, Monsieur Tebboune, faut s’occuper sérieusement des brutes et des truands. Jeudi «Ni la démagogie, ni les basses manœuvres n’ont pu empêcher la déconfiture d’un régime maintenu coûte que coûte, au mépris de toutes les aspirations et de tous les espoirs du peuple algérien. L’élimination de Ben Bella démontre en outre la justesse de nos positions. Mais le changement intervenu à Alger ne peut nous satisfaire. C’est tout le système qui était condamné et qui doit disparaître. Le mécontentement légitime des masses algériennes et leurs revendications constantes montrent que jamais elles n’accepteront comme solution à leurs problèmes la perpétuation du benbellisme même sans Ben Bella. La catastrophe économique exige une transformation totale des structures et des méthodes existantes. Nous irons tout droit à une dictature forcenée ou à une ‘‘congolisation’’ désastreuse si des solutions politiques ne sont pas dégagées dans les plus brefs délais ; il ne peut y avoir de demi-solutions, il faut que l’Algérie ait à sa tête un véritable pouvoir révolutionnaire et socialiste, issu des masses laborieuses, capable de promouvoir une politique hardie et réaliste et de parer aux urgences les plus flagrantes». Mohamed Boudiaf, déclaration après le coup d’Etat militaire du colonel Mohamed Boukharouba du 19 juin 1965.
          Nallatech, A Molex Company, Joins Dell EMC Technology Partner Program   

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

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          UCAR Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect in Supercomputing Network   

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

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          UWaterloo, Ciena Research Drives Advancements in Internet Connectivity   

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

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          Bahrain invokes WTO's 'national security' clause in Qatar row   

By Tom Miles

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bahrain told a WTO meeting on Friday trade restrictions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates were justified on national security grounds, a trade official who attended the meeting said.

Speaking on behalf of all three countries, Bahrain's representative told the WTO's Goods Council the measures were "in accordance with Article XXI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade", which allows the usual rules to be broken for national security reasons, the official said.

Reuters could not immediately find any precedent in the WTO's 22-year history of a country explicitly and formally citing the "national security exemption" to pre-empt a potential trade dispute.

Some trade experts say that using national security as a defence risks weakening the WTO by removing the taboo and enabling countries to escape international trade obligations.

On Thursday the head of Qatar's WTO office told Reuters that his country was exploring all legal avenues to challenge the "blockade", including a complaint to the WTO.

He said that a national security defence could be challenged on the grounds of necessity and proportionality.

The feud erupted this month when Qatar's three Gulf neighbours, together with Egypt, severed diplomatic and travel links with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism and regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the accusations.

Qatar, which had asked for the issue to be discussed at the Council on Trade in Goods, following a similar debate at the Council on Trade in Services earlier this month, said the restrictions affected commercially important sectors such as aluminium.

The UAE's representative said there were treaties against the funding of activities that threaten other countries' national security, and warned against the WTO intervening in the matter, the official who attended the meeting said.

Egypt's representative also said the measures fell under "exceptional circumstances" and were therefore consistent with WTO rules.

A U.S. trade diplomat said that all parties should remain open to negotiations, the trade official said, and that the United States would not get ahead of current diplomatic discussions and would continue to support the mediation efforts of the Emir of Kuwait.

Turkey's representative at the meeting said Turkey hoped for a quick resolution, emphasising "hundreds years of fraternal and strong ties" among the countries involved.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Ralph Boulton)


          Exclusive: India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks   

By Euan Rocha

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks.

Microsoft officials in India have "in principle agreed" to the request, Gulshan Rai, India's cyber security coordinator, told Reuters over the phone on Friday.

A spokeswoman for Microsoft in India declined to comment on the matter. Officials at the company's headquarters in the United States and regional headquarters in Asia also declined to comment.

If Microsoft agreed to such a discount, it could open up the global software giant to similar requests from around the world. Rai said the government was in talks with Microsoft management in India. It is not immediately clear whether any other countries were seeking similar deals.

Rai said India began talks with Microsoft after the WannaCry ransomware attack last month, noting that both WannaCry and this week's attack, dubbed by some cyberexperts "NotPetya", exploited vulnerabilities in older iterations of the Windows OS.

"The quantum of the price cut, we expect some detail on in a couple of days," Rai said, adding the Indian government expected the company to offer the software at "throw-away prices."

"It will be a one-time upgrade offer to Windows 10 and it will be a discounted price for the entire country," said Rai, who was hand-picked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the country's first cyber security chief.

Rai declined to be more specific, but said he was confident that it would be "less than a quarter of the current price."

Rai, who has over two decades of experience in different IT areas including cyber security, said his team began coordinating with government agencies and regulators to push for OS upgrades soon after the WannaCry attack began on May 12.

The government's quick action helped minimize the impact of the NotPetya attack, which affected two of India's container port terminals, he said.

The government has also worked with banks to ensure that some 200,000 of the more than 240,000 ATMs in the country, most of which run on older Windows XP systems, have been upgraded with security patches released by Microsoft following the WannaCry attack, Rai said.

This is just an interim solution, however, said Rai, because although the patches fix vulnerabilities in older OS versions, they retain the limitations of those versions.

"New OS versions have different architecture, much improved architecture and much more resiliency," said Rai.

PRICE-SENSITIVE

Windows 10 Home currently retails for 7,999 rupees ($124) in India, while the Pro version of the software typically used by large companies and institutions costs 14,999 rupees ($232).

Roughly 96 percent of an estimated 57 million computers in India currently run on Windows, according to Counterpoint Research. Apple- and Linux-based systems account for the rest.

Given that only a small minority of Windows users in India already have Windows 10, Microsoft could be forgoing several billion dollars of potential revenue if they agreed to sell just the more widely used Home version of Windows 10 at a quarter of its current Indian retail price.

In the price-sensitive Indian market, people using computers in households or small businesses often do not upgrade their OS given the steep costs. The wide use of pirated Windows OS versions, which would not automatically receive security patches, exacerbate the vulnerabilities.

In light of the attacks, Rai said, the government "wants to incentivise the common man to upgrade their systems".

The WannaCry attack in May affected a state-run power firm in western India, while the NotPetya attack this week crippled operations at two port terminals in India operated by shipping giant AP Moller Maersk, which was affected globally.

($1 = 64.5175 Indian rupees)

(Additional reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal in Mumbai, Salvador Rodriguez in San Francisco and Jeremy Wagstaff in Singapore; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)


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          Alert Notice 585: Monitoring of Evryscope targets requested for follow-up   

June 30, 2017: Dr. Octavi Fors (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in following up on some targets from the Evryscope survey.

Dr. Fors writes: "The Evryscope team is running a survey of transiting planetesimals around white dwarfs (WDs). To date, WD1145+017, discovered by Kepler, is the only WD found to have disintegrating transiting Ceres-mass objects. The debris/planetesimals transits candidates found by Evryscope need to be confirmed with V or R Johnson filtered, higher SNR (~50) and faster (~25-60s) cadence photometry than Evryscope. We encourage AAVSO observers to follow up these debris/planetesimals transits candidates.

"As a by-product of this survey, Evryscope is also detecting WDs and hot sub dwarfs which show variability of all kinds which we encourage to follow up too."

The first set of targets in this Evryscope-AAVSO follow-up collaboration is given in the list below. The targets will become increasingly observable over the coming weeks and months. Please add them to your programs if possible as soon as they become observable from your location.

Target                                    

R.A.(2000)   Dec(2000)   Range

Observing Interval*

Type                                
EC 01541-1409 01 56 31.90 -13 54 26.4 12.29-12.33V 4-5 (u) V361HYA (very rapidly pulsating hot sub-dwarf B star)
GD 1068 02 00 13.26 -17 28 43.8 11.95-12.13V 5-6 High proper motion star**; R (close binary with strong reflection)
HE 0218-4447 02 20 24.49 -44 33 28.5 12.89-?V 2 runs x 5 Variability type unknown
HE 0218-3437 02 20 59.77 -34 23 35.3 13.39-13.40V 2 runs x 5 ELL (rotating ellipsoidal close binary)
2MASS J05144393-0848064 05 14 43.93 -08 48 06.4 11.21-?V 4-5 (u) Hot subdwarf
ASAS J102322-3737.0 10 23 21.89 -37 36 59.9 11.61-11.83V 4 EA+R
JL 94 22 01 52.22 -75 52 04.4 13.03-?V 2 runs x 6 Hot subdwarf
EC 23073-6905 23 10 35.60 -68 49 30.5 12.59-?V 4-5 (u) Variability type unknown

*Number of hours each target should be observed in  a single night. (u) means debris-like targets which need uninterrupted photometry for 4-5 hrs.
**GD 1068 proper motion values (mas/yr) are RA -20.7, Dec -40.5

Dr. Fors adds that "Transits/dips due to debris-like/planetesimal eclipses around WDs have periods of 4-5hrs (at least in the case of WD1145+017). Thus, we would like to obtain uninterrupted (except for readout time) photometry runs of 4-5hrs imaging the same candidate. If target visibility prevents doing so, at least 2.5hr-runs would be valuable; 2 or 3 runs of 2.5 hrs each would be great."

Johnson V photometry is preferred; if V is not possible, R is okay. Remember that when you are submitting your data to the AAVSO, the letter 'R' stands for Cousins R; 'RJ' stands for Johnson R.

Cadences of 25-60 sec should allow resolution of a debris disk or period determination for the variables on the list. A SNR>50 or higher is requested for all targets.

Charts: Finder charts with comparison star sequences may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (VSP). For GD 1068, a 'D' or 'E' scale chart will need to be created to see the comp stars. Also, observers are reminded that GD 1068 is a high proper motion star.

Submit observations: Please submit observations to the AAVSO International Database using the names given in the target list, making sure to include spaces between parts of a name as given.

This campaign is being monitored on the AAVSO Observing Campaigns webpage and is being followed on the Campaigns and Observation Reports Forum at https://www.aavso.org/evryscope-campaign-2017.

This AAVSO Alert Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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          Sonatype Acquires Vor Security to Expand Nexus Open-Source Component Support   

Sonatype announced the acquisition of Vor Security to extend their open-source component intelligence solutions’ coverage to include Ruby, PHP, CocoaPods, Swift, Golang, C, and C++.

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          How to Remove Packageho.me   

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          Remove CenturyLink.net (CenturyLink.net Adware)   

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          Fooriza adware. How to delete Fooriza virus?   

Fooriza – What is it? Fooriza is a new adware program. You may install it accidentally if you aren’t careful online. This may take place as a result of you installing some other programs (mainly those which are free). The problem with all these cost-free programs is that they are … Continue reading

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          Remove NewTabSearch (working guide)   

NewTabSearch – What is it? Is NewTabSearch legit? What is it? How to remove NewTabSearch from PC? We wrote the article to explain users how to delete the nasty program as soon as possible. The guide includes screenshots and detailed removal instructions. Please, continue reading. Security experts consider NewTabSearch as … Continue reading

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          SearchNow.com removal process   

SearchNow.com – What is it? SearchNow.com is a newly identified browser hijacker and it will promise you with a safe searching journey for you. But when you become to trust it, you will be disappointed later because it can command your browser and change everything here. SearchNow.com comes into your … Continue reading

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          Netfindersearch.com removal steps   

Netfindersearch.com – What is it? Netfindersearch.com is a new threat to your safety. Usually, the pest may sneak into your system without your knowledge/solution. One nice morning you may open your web browser and detect that your a regular homepage is changed to Netfindersearch.com. Of course, it is not a … Continue reading

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          Get rid of World of Physics in browser   

World of Physics – What is it? If World of Physics is nested in your browser, you can’t surf the web without the constant restrictions. Such thing as redirects will become a normal part of your web browsing process. And all those ads, banner and pop-ups with the useless and … Continue reading

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          Stop Eokomoko.online redirect   

Eokomoko.online – What is it? If you end up on Eokomoko.online every time you open your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer, there is no doubt that a browser hijacker has entered the computer and has already done its job. Changes it has applied cannot be undone without the … Continue reading

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          Remove adware iSpinner Search Ads from PC   

iSpinner Search – What is it? iSpinner Search adware is advertised as a browser extension. However, it is a dodgy trick to gain your trust. Thus, the adware gets into your computer. The extension may be installed to FireFox, Opera, IE, Edge, Chrome. We recommend you to be careful and … Continue reading

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          Lykins Helps Build Fairgrounds Pavilion   

MILFORD, Ohio -- Lykins Energy Solutions has donated most of the funds to build a new Clermont County Fairgrounds building. The Lykins Family Pavilion is a new entertainment pavilion at the fairgrounds.

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building on July 30.

The previous entertainment pavilion was in the middle of the midway and required using a tent that was expensive and made the area very hot due to a lack of circulation. The original pavilion, due to its popularity and location, also made the midway congested and hard to move in, according to fair board member Jerry Bridges.

The new Lykins Family Pavilion is located on the far end of the State Route 132 side of the fairgrounds.

“Going to the county fair with our parents is one of my earliest childhood memories,” said Jeff Lykins, president and CEO of Lykins Energy Solutions. “We’ve always felt we should give back to the community that supports our business by buying our products and services. This is a great way for our family and our company to give back to our community and its residents.”

Bridges said the new pavilion will bring additional, much needed revenue to the fairgrounds. With the new facility, the fairgrounds will be able to host weekly concerts.

Lykins Energy Solutions (formerly Lykins Oil) is a family-owned and -operated business based in Milford, Ohio. The company was founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins Sr., and is now in the third generation of management. The company serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast and provides products and services including branded fuels, wholesale fuels, commercial, transportation and home heating oil, propane, lubricants, fleet fueling, electricity and natural gas for Ohio. The company represents four major brands of fuel that it sells to independent gasoline dealers: BP, Marathon, Shell and Gulf.


          Ohio councilman's controversial solution to opioid epidemic   
An Ohio city councilman has suggested a controversial solution to the growing opioid problem in his town: If an addict keeps overdosing, the city won't dispatch anyone to save their life.

          1/32 USAF Modern Stencil Letters and Numbers (black) Decals   
1/32 USAF Modern Stencil Letters and Numbers (black) DecalsType: water-slide decals

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2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
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          1/72 Lozenge C. (German 5 colour printed fabric) Decals   
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2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softner is also recommended at this stage. After applying softner, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
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4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softner is also recommended at this stage. After applying softner, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
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          Reform Roundup: June 30th, 2017   

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote reform vision. This week, Congressman Don Beyer introduced the Fair Representation Act (FRA), H.R. 3057.

  • Congressman Don Beyer wrote for The Washington Post about needing to change how we elect the House of Representatives. “Applied nationally, we would have more moderate Democrats from districts leaning Republican, and vice versa, creating a type of politician — now nearly extinct — known as a ‘bridge builder.’ Many members would share constituents with members of the other major party, creating incentives to work together on legislation affecting the district.”

  • Anita Earls wrote for The Nation about how the Fair Representation Act would put an end to gerrymandering and improve representation for communities of color. “There is a way forward. If we want to stop gerrymandering, and move beyond constant litigation over how lines are drawn, we must rethink the way we do districting itself. That’s why the Fair Representation Act creates such an exciting path forward. In states like Texas, for example, where black and Latino populations live close together, those communities are often pitted against each other for the one majority-minority seat. A multi-winner district, and a genuine multi-racial slate, would decrease tension between racial minorities, while increasing their voice.”

  • FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie and Board Chair Krist Novoselic spoke to Pedro Echevarria of the Washington Journal C-SPAN about FairVote’s 25th Anniversary year and the introduction of the Fair Representation Act. “With multi-member districts, you don’t need to receive 50% of the vote, which is what you do when you’re just electing one person like president. You can lower that share to whatever is proportionate to the number of seats, so if you have 5 seats it will take about a 5th of the vote. And by doing that, it opens up every single corner of every single state to meaningful engagement and participation and representation. One party would not sweep all of the seats anywhere.” 

  • The American Prospect reported on the Fair Representation Act and its potential to end Congressional Dysfunction. "The bill would not only institute nonpartisan redistricting commissions and a new voting system designed to create a proportionally representational Congress, but also aims to dramatically reduce the number of safe seats for each party and eliminate the unopposed re-election of representatives. In 2014, 31 congressional representatives were re-elected unopposed."

  • Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and David De la Fuente of ThirdWay wrote in U.S. News & World Report about why voters need the Fair Representation Act. “If policymakers don’t offer solutions to fix our electoral system and restore faith that our representative democracy is working the way it should, voters will continue to react with anger and deliver wave elections where they “throw the bums out” every other year. As we’ve seen over the past few election cycles, these reactive waves make it even harder to govern, further contributing to the cycle of frustration that led to them in the first place.”

  • The Alexandria News reports on the introduction of the Fair Representation Act, introduced by Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia’s 8th district. “The Fair Representation Act is the most comprehensive approach to improving congressional elections in American history,” said Rob Richie, the executive director of FairVote. “It creates an impartial, national standard that gets at the core of FairVote’s mission: Giving voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.”

 

 


          A&T Cleaner II - Marotta Controls, Inc. - Montville, NJ   
Assembly and Test Cleaner II Founded in 1943, Marotta Controls is a fully integrated solutions provider which designs, develops, qualifies and manufactures
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          Green Solutions Awards : tendances Infrastructures - Energies vertes   
Les Green Solutions Awards ont cette année été enrichis par la section Infrastructure. Applications pour la mobilité douce, centrales solaires ou encore traitement innovant des déchets, les infrastructures sont les services et équipements qui (...)
          How Do I Gain Weight?   

Try asking people how to gain weight and you'll likely see some bewildered faces staring back at you. For the majority of people, hearing that question is akin to hearing the questions, "How do I stub my toe?" or "How do I run out of gas?"

Those confused faces not withstanding, the question is a legitimate one and one that frustrates those who find themselves on the light end of the scale. While those on the heavy end can't get through a commercial break or flip through more than five pages of a magazine without someone offering up a solution to their weight problems, it can be a lonely struggle for those who want to put on weight.

If you are lucky enough to get a reasoned response to your question, it will probably involve the words "eat more." That, despite being obvious, is great advice. Quite simply, to gain weight you will need to up your calorie consumption to the point where you consume more calories than you expend. Couple an increased caloric intake with a little weight training and you have the recipe for healthy weight gain.

You may think you eat a lot, even enough to keep pace with your more weight-furnished friends, but you are probably over-estimating your intake. After a trip to the doctor's office to rule out medical causes for your inability to bulk up (thyroid disease and other medical problems can hamper weight gain), a first step to designing an effective weight gain program is to journal your eating habits. Counting calories for a week will give you an accurate view of your diet.

From there, increase your daily caloric intake by about 300-500 calories until you start putting on the pounds. Keep in mind though, while your caloric intake will directly influence your bodyweight, it will be other factors like the types of food you eat and your weight training regimen that decide the type of weight you are putting on. So if you are after an aesthetically pleasing weight gain, that of lean muscle weight as opposed to just some extra body fat to lug around, it will be important to pay attention to these factors.

To get the most muscle out of your weight gain, avoid the junk food and focus on eating whole foods. A good weight gain diet should be composed of 30-50% protein, 20-50% carbohydrates and 20-40% fat (the majority of which should be essential fatty acids). Different ratios within these ranges will work differently for different people. Keep up your food journal and experiment to find the ratios that work best for you.

Providing your body with the materials it needs to build muscle is only one piece of the puzzle. A weight training program designed to give the body a reason to add some muscle will be very important to achieving your goals. Your workout routines should concentrate on compound weight lifting exercises (those that involve multiple muscle groups like the squat or bench press) with weights that allow you to do 6 to 12 reps per set. Higher rep ranges will tone your muscles but may not sufficiently signal the body into muscle growth. Try to either increase the amount of weight lifted or the reps completed with each workout.

Don't go overboard with your workouts. Two or three one-hour workouts per week done with intensity should do the trick. Too often those that have trouble gaining weight (hardgainers) spend too much time in the gym. This can be counterproductive in two ways. First, it means you are burning off a lot of the calories that could otherwise be used to build muscle and, second, you can over-train your muscles by working them too hard, basically making them unresponsive.

If you are looking for some company in your quest to gain weight, venture into the bodybuilding community. There you will find many people also seeking ways to put on lean muscle mass. You will also find many products marketed to help you gain weight. Be very cautious when looking at these products. Gaining weight may not be as in demand as losing weight but it is still big business and there are a lot of companies out there looking to take your money. While some of these products can help, others aren't necessary.

With a little motivation, a weight gain diet and a solid weight training program in place you will have all you need to achieve your gain weight goals. Better yet, you will never again have to ask that question that gets all those funny looks aimed back at you.

By JP Clifford



          Muscle Building Workouts at Home!   

Most people make an excuse that they don't have time to workout, they are too lazy to spend any time on workouts. Whatever time they are left with, they want to relax, watch TV or listen to music .Here are a few excesses that may just be a solution for you. These can be done while listening to music or during tv commercials.

PUSH UPS

Place the body in a face down and lift the body on both the palms and feet keeping the body straight. Take the chest toward the floor while exhaling and push up with the power of the arm and chest muscles while inhaling. If floor push ups are to difficult for you, start off with standing push ups with you hand on the wall, then pushing yourself back. Repeat at least 8 - 10 times, increase the number of repetitions as the exercise gets easier .Push ups effect your chest and arms the most . To effect your chest the most do push ups with your arms placed wide apart.

SQUATS

Stand with legs shoulder width apart and feet pointed forward. Sit down and stand up make sure that the knees don't lock. Don't move too far forward, try to keep your neck in line with you spine. Repeat this 20-25 times depending on the comfort level too start with and then increase the no of repetitions as you get used too the exercise. Squat is the best exercise for complete leg fitness. It can do wonders to your thighs hips and butts. For better results squats may be done with weights.

BICEP CURLS

Biceps curls can be done while sitting on a chair or while standing. You need a pair of dumbells. Hold a dumbell in each hand. Lift the dumbells alternatively without bending your elbows. Repeat this atleast 10 times. As you get used to the exercise you can increase the weights or the number of repetitions. Biceps curls is an effective exercise to increase your arm size.

------> Random Tip: Take a break once a week to give your body some rest.

By Jasdeep



          The Ultimate Hard Body Exercise   

The Front Squat:

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

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

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

To perform front squats:

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


By Michael Geary



          PathSolutions Natural Language Troubleshooting | TWiT Bits   

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Brian Chee talks to Tim Titus from PathSolutions about the significant changes to TotalView regarding Natural Language Troubleshooting (NLT). TotalView v8 NLT will support communication with Amazon Echo.

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          AT&T to launch software-based 10G XGS-PON trial   
AT&T announced it will conduct a 10 Gbit/s XGS-PON field trial in late 2017 as it progresses with plans to virtualise access functions within the last mile network.

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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Vintage Montana Map

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The condition of the original map is exceptional and is from the nicest set of this series I've found to date. They are becoming so difficult to find and I have so many requests for them that I thought I'd sell a high resolution DIGITAL IMAGE of each map from the series. This way you can print it and have instant art! It can also be transfered to fabric or used for many altered art projects. . .

The original map I scanned was once part of a 1931 text book. It's unusual because it depicts the topography of the state, a bit of its history, major cities, agricultural and industrial pursuits with sketches in lieu of printed words. The map is in shades of teal, black and cream. I think it would be fun to frame several of these maps and display them in a group. For instance, a group might include your home state, states you've resided in, visited on vacation or a honeymoon, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

100 Gbit/s switch testing

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

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

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

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

Virtual core network testing

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

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

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


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

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

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

Specifically, under the renewed agreement the companies plan to:

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

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

3.         Explore the potential of VoLTE roaming.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further Features of the FastLinQ 41000 Series inlcude:

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

2.         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE and GENEVE.

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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          CHF Solutions wins IDE for pediatric trial of Aquadex FlexFlow aquapheresis system   

CHF Solutions (NSDQ: CHFS), formerly known as Sunshine Heart, said today that researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine’s dept. of pediatrics won FDA investigational device exemption approval to initiate a study of its Aquadex FlexFlow aquapheresis system. The Aquadex FlexFlow is an aquapheresis system designed for diuretic-resistant fluid overload in children with decompensated heart […]

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          Corporate staff IT and SP support   
VA-Herndon, Occam Solutions Corporate Staff IT SME/SP Support: In corporate office, Monday to Friday From 9 am – 5 pm position (no telework available) IT Roles and Responsibilities: - Installing and configuring Laptop hardware, software, systems, networks and printers. Managing Norton Antivirus installations, renewals and updates. Managing office 365 Exchange (create /delete email id’s, manage spam, manage di
          Operador Medios Tecnologicos Zona Norte - Risk & Solutions Group Ltda - Bogotá, Cundinamarca   
La función de monitoreo debe servir de apoyo a la actividad que cumple el guarda de seguridad, siendo soporte en la parte preventiva del servicio de seguridad.... $1.290.000 al mes
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          Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier: Engineering a turnaround, engineer or not   
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          Director of Network Engineering - Intersection - New York, NY   
Hands on experience and deep knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, or Alcatel-Lucent network gear. Collaborate with business partners on solutions development and...
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          Client Partner Connected Sols - Verizon - Walnut Creek, CA   
CISCO networking a plus. Architect complex wireless data solutions including software, electronic hardware configuration, machine to machine communications and...
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           Solid on liquid deposition, a review of technological solutions    
Homsy, Alexandra, Laux, Edith, Jeandupeux, Laure, Charmet, Jérôme, Bitterli, Roland, Botta, Chiara, Rebetez, Yves, Banakh, Oksana and Keppner, Herbert. (2015) Solid on liquid deposition, a review of technological solutions. Microelectronic Engineering, 141 . pp. 267-279. ISSN 0167-9317
          Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market   

Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020

Portland, OR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/08/2014 -- Traditional wound care & closure and advanced wound care & closure products are used to treat acute and chronic wounds. Chronic wounds are hard to heal wounds, which take substantial time to heal and are expensive to treat. Advanced wound care & closure products are emerging as a standard solution for treating chronic wounds. Traditional wound care & closure products are being increasingly substituted with advanced wound care & closure products due to their efficacy and effectiveness in managing wounds by enabling faster healing.

Attempts to reduce the duration of hospital stays in order to limit surgical healthcare costs, and the rising inclination towards products that enhance therapeutic outcomes are driving the demand for advanced wound care & closure products. The risks associated with ineffective wound healing promote the demand for combination dressings, which is a modern trend in the market that is replacing traditional wound dressing methods.

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Smith and Nephew, Kinetic Concepts, 3M, BSN medical, Covidien, ConvaTech, Derma Sciences, Integra LifeSciences, Baxter International and Coloplast are some of the major players in the global advanced wound care and closure market.

The global advanced wound care and closure market has been segmented based on type, application, end users and geography. Based on type, the global market is segmented into advanced wound closure market and advanced wound care market. According to applications, the market is segmented into Burns, Ulcers and Surgical Wounds. Based on end users, the market is segmented into hospitals & community healthcare services and home healthcare. Geographically, the market is segmented into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA.

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          Receptionist(e) Brussel - Facilicom Facility Solutions - Brussel   
Facilicom is één van de bekendste spelers in de wereld van de facilitaire dienstverlening. Wij onderscheiden ons met onze gespecialiseerde bedrijven: GOM,
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          Comment on Dealing With the Victim Mentality by Nikki Larson   
My mother has the Victim or Martyr Complex as well as clinical depression. It's taken me 30 years of my life to finally see it, but have just recently began researching the topic. Over a year ago was when I finally reached my breaking point and practically severed my relationship with her. My problem is she is caretaker to my younger brother who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I feel her issues affect my brother's environment and emotional and mental state. I've tried to continue seeing my brother and keep my distance from her, but she has manipulated my brother to start fights with me when she feels "offended" or "hurt" by me ignoring her or even getting frustrated with her. She will play victim to not only her circumstances but also my brother's. She will play up his condition but whenever I bring up possible solutions or ideas (or God forbid a group home), I either get dismissed or attacked (villainized) and these "problems" either continue on or somehow magically disappear when the conditions have not changed. My husband, his family, and I have bent over backwards for her in the past and our efforts are either not good enough, discarded, or then grown to be expected. She has been the root of my anger, anxiety, social anxiety, and bouts of depression. Almost all of which have gone away since cutting her out of my life. Just recently though I got upset with her. Verbally I said nothing, didn't fight, but she could tell I was mad. She proceeded to turn my brother against me followed by two days of harassment from him online in which I've now had to block him. She is hoping I will come back to her because of my brother. She has done these manipulation and control tactics in the past. I can't talk to her at all because if I do she either cries and plays the victim &/or manipulates me into feeling like the villain. I can't talk to her about my own life because she turns everything into a negative and instills a sense of hopelessness. I'm at a crossroads. I'm about to give birth to my daughter and already have a 5 year old son that are my priority. I want my children to have a normal, happy life. I have worked hard to be mindful of learned behavior from her so as not to pass that down to my children. I still can't help but feel like I have abandoned my brother who now has no one else in his life because of everyone else she has pushed away. I'm still not sure if I can ever forgive her or even learn how to deal with her without it affecting my own well being and my family's. I'm not 100% certain I am doing the right thing...
          The Brno Trade Fairs and its Surroundings   
Registration Deadline: Aug 21, 2017; Submission Deadline: Aug 21, 2017

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

Competition Goals 

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

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          Vliegende receptionist(e) - Facilicom Facility Solutions - Vlaams Gewest   
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          Receptionist(e) - Facilicom Facility Solutions - Neder-Over-Heembeek   
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          Small Business Advisor - Scotiabank - Dawson Creek, BC   
Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Enterprise Solutions). He/she is responsible for meeting negotiated goals, which include business development, retention...
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          Deeltijds receptionist(e) Neder-Over-Heembeek 30u - Facilicom Facility Solutions - Neder-Over-Heembeek   
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          Careers for Indigenous Peoples - Sales & Service - Across Canada - CIBC - Saskatchewan   
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          Comment on PLP: ‘Disastrous Education Policy Will Change’ by ImJustSayin   
The PLP just find any screw up by the OBA and use it as their election platform. All the while not having any viable solutions. If they become the next Government they will just screw up the economy again because they don't have a clue they just wanna be the ruling Government. And all those who are crying about the OBA will be crying about the PLP. The cycle just repeats itself.
          Machine Learning Developer - Intel - Toronto, ON   
6 (+) months experience with developing software in Linux and/or Windows,. Develop Machine Learning solutions in form of libraries and accelerators for FPGA, SW...
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          Careers for Indigenous Peoples - Sales & Service - Across Canada - CIBC - Ontario   
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          Solution Architects - Managed Services - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux operating systems. OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally....
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          Comment on Minister: Committed To Our Children’s Education by Day   
It is rarely the teachers who are at fault, most of the problems come from students from broken homes and/or parents who do not invest the time and effort into their children's education. There's a direct correlation between student success and parental involvement. The issue is teachers are always blamed for the so called "failed system" when in actuality the solution begins in the home.
          Comment on Video: Proposed Plans For Flatts Railway Trail by Thanks for nothing   
Keep going onion juice, I mean what gave you ever done apart from moan about people who aren't like you?Typical PLP blame and anger, but where are the solutions, the actions?I thought not.
          Senior EPM Solutions Architect - AstralTech - Ontario   
Solid understanding of Linux and Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Senior EPM Solutions Architect....
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          Développeurs - Intégrateurs techniques Java J2EE (H/F) Expertise technique - ON-X - Ontario   
Windows, Linux, VMWare. Vous serez en charge du développement de solutions innovantes d'authenfication forte....
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          Crushing and recycling factories make building waste into treasure   

Our company has developed and developed a series of construction waste crusher, which has greatly expanded the concept of coarse crushing and fine crushing operations. The modular installation mode maximizes the user's needs. Greatly reduce the energy consumption at startup. The crushing station can be combined into two crushing systems of coarse crushing and fine crushing according to the actual demand, and can be combined into three crushing systems of coarse, medium and fine, which has high flexibility.
The disposal of construction waste is becoming a new hot market, in order to better city building garbage disposal service, combined with our many years of international break the latest concept of crushing equipment in the development of the concept, the development of a new generation of portable crusher plant with independent intellectual property rights. Equipped with efficient diesel electric dual power system, the main engine starts with electric power, long service life and high reliability. Truly provide customers with simple, efficient, low-cost project operating hardware facilities. Simple and compact layout of facilities, expanding the space of materials stacking and transshipment. Think about what kind of life it would be if one day you were surrounded by solid waste and no flowers. Only a trailer traction, you can quickly enter the market, greatly eliminating the initial infrastructure investment, reduce the additional costs of material transportation.
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          "The Flight" Chapter 2 of Apurvai, a travelogue by P.L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
Many years ago, I translated chapter 1 from the 1960 book. You don't HAVE TO read it to follow this chapter, but it is recommended. Unlike my other translations which were done from audio files of PuLa narrating his work, this one has been done from the actual book. So even Marathis who've never read the book will find something new here. 

To set the stage a little, in this chapter, PuLa describes the experience of his first ever international flight. Based on the references to the Suez Crisis, I'm guessing it happened in 1956 or 1957. So almost 60 years ago! I was surprised to learn of the sheer number of stopovers flights had to make in those days. It is indeed a different era. But so much of what he writes resonated with me in terms of my experiences with international flights. Which is why I chose to translate this although it isn't as ROFLMAO funny as the previous chapter.

Usual caveats - Much of PuLa's humor comes from how he played with the Marathi language, and it can get lost in translation. But his observations and descriptions stay relevant even 55 years later.

Our flight to London from Santa Cruz airport was scheduled for 11 PM on August 20th. It wasn't my first time flying, but it was the first time I was flying to another country, that too on a huge airplane. I had been told to reach the airport about an hour before the flight. Even if I hadn't been told this, I would've gone there two hours before. Because even when I am taking an M.S.M. train (or as you kids today call it, Southern Railway), I go to the station an hour early. Even if I have a reserved seat. 

I find it convenient to allow that buffer for unforeseen but predictable events like getting on the wrong train, not being able to find my compartment, taxi to the station breaking down, heavy rain causing waterlogging, forgetting some important stuff at home and realizing it halfway to the station, forgetting to fill the water bottle, and of course, panicking every few minutes thinking that I have either forgotten the ticket at home or lost it. 

And of course, Indian Railways regularly contributes with unforeseen but predictable events of its own. Just as you've spread out a sheet on your berth and laid down, a railways employee comes and says the compartment has some problems, so we need to shift to another one. It takes about 45 minutes to find a porter, find the replacement compartment, and move all the luggage. It turns out that if you turn the lights on, the fan stops working, and if you turn the fan on, the lights stop working. Finally both are fixed, and when you go to the bathroom, there is no water in the compartment. So you have to stay awake till Lonand to find a guard and complain about it. If you're lucky, it'll get fixed by the time the train reaches Nira. Or then wait till Miraj at 5 AM so you can use the bathroom on the station. 

So even if you go very early to the station, there's no guarantee that your rail journey will be pleasant. I wonder if we are destined to ever get railways that take the responsibility of passenger comfort seriously. Until then, there are only two ways to travel without any problems - on foot like Vinoba Bhave or by air.

Or so I thought.

When I bought my tickets at the Air India office, the lady behind the counter had told me to reach the airport at 9 PM. And then, flashing me a disarming smile, suggested that I call the airline before leaving to make sure the plane wasn't delayed. So just as we were about to leave, I remembered that smile and mentioned this to the huge contingent of friends, family, and neighbors gathered at our house to bid us farewell.

"Haha, don't be an idiot! It's a plane, not an ST bus to be delayed. Airlines operate with second-by-second precision!"

A friend, who had never traveled an inch north of Malad or south of Kala Ghoda, said making me feel like an idiot in front of everyone. This guy has always had this publicly dismissive attitude towards me. I don't know why I am still friends with him. When I told him I was being sent to England by Doordarshan, his first reaction was,

"You??? Why??? Looks like the government has too much money to waste!"

When I first wore the suit mentioned in the previous chapter, he laughed and said I looked like a trumpeter from one of the Dhobi Talao wedding bands. Totally unnecessary snark. But he can't help it. So even though he had no first hand experience on the matter, he stayed true to his nature and ridiculed me for wondering if I should call the airline to check the flight status.

My wife called the airline office anyway. And we came to know that because the incoming plane from Tokyo hadn't reached yet, our flight was delayed by two hours. 

I winced. The idea of sitting in Mumbai's humidity for two more hours wearing a three piece suit, that noose-like tie, those damned expensive Chinese shoes, the nylon socks bought after the Middle East cooled down, and a thick coat meant for England's cold weather, was unbearable. I was tempted to take off all my clothes (except for one) and cal the whole thing off. 

"So....will the plane depart exactly two hours later than scheduled?"

Someone from the annoyingly large farewell contingent asked, and that question suddenly made our house explode into a pointless deliberation that made it resemble a legislative body debating a useless resolution.

"Will the plane leave two hours later or do you go to the airport two hours later?"

"But does two hours really mean two hours?"

"But what does a plane coming from Tokyo have to do with an Air India flight going to London?"

"Let's say the plane reaches earlier than estimated......will it still leave two hours late or earlier than that?"

"Let's say that Tokyo flight is delayed by four hours instead, will your flight leave two hours late or four hours late?"

"Someone told me that last week a flight scheduled for midnight eventually departed after dawn. Is that true?"

"Are you sure it's a plane from Tokyo? Maybe it's Kyoto."

"I just called a friend of mine who works in a restaurant at the airport. He says there is some mechanical problem in this plane, and the Tokyo plane thing is just an excuse."

"So the flight might get cancelled?"

"Do they have a replacement plane? How many planes does All India Radio have anyway?"

"It's Air India, not All India Radio."

"Yeah, same difference."

"Mechanical problems......that's scary!"

"You both have life insurance, right?"

"Remember the plane that crashed at Cairo five years ago? My boss' nephew was on it. His wife got two million as compensation!"

"I've heard you can buy life insurance at the airport."

All this nonsense from people who had nothing to do with our travel whatsoever. I prayed to god to rescue me from this plane chaos by sending the plane he sent for Sant Tukaram. 

"I'm telling you guys. Instead of spending the two hours sitting at home, spend them sitting at the airport. Let's say they repair the plane early and it leaves before time. What are you going to do? It's not like you can catch it on the way. It's not the Barshi-Pandharpur passenger train. Hehehehe!"

So finally, following the over-cautious traditions of my train journeys, we reached the airport at 9:30 PM for a plane that was scheduled to depart at 1:30 AM. Some of my other friends and colleagues were at the airport already to see me off. They either didn't know that the plane was delayed, or even if they knew, they were aware of my over-cautious traditions. 

All my friends at the airport made me feel very awkward and also emotional by showering me with so many garlands and bouquets, that the airport officials thought I was a politician. And I had an epiphany at that moment - the greatest wealth in my life is my friends. If wealth were to be measured in friendships, I am probably richer than Tata-Birla combined. I have so many dear friends in so many walks of life! And so many of them had come late at night and out of the way to the airport to see me off. 

I felt touched but also embarrassed. Firstly, I still wasn't sure I could pull off the suit-boot look. Having such a huge audience for it felt weird. And then there were these garlands and bouquets. I was overwhelmed. I have gotten used to getting such attention at functions and award shows and suchlike. But on this occasion, I was feeling like I had an emotional debt to pay off. Just popping by to say goodbye is one thing, but these guys had come all the way to the airport!

My embarrassment was compounded by the fact that I hadn't really done or achieved anything to deserve all the attention that night. When I get such attention after a successful theater performance, it's okay. At least I gave them some happiness, and they are appreciating it. But that night, my wife and I were just flying to England like thousands of people do everyday. And yet my mob of friends at the airport had made me feel like I was doing something special. With a luggage full of such love and good wishes, I started feeling confident that even if all the engines of the plane failed, I could fly anywhere I wanted. 

The crowd of friends and all the flowers being heaped on me made the press photographers hanging around think that I was some big deal. They suddenly started snapping our pictures like paparazzi. In all this chaos, one of my friends went to the airport officials and convinced them to open a "VIP Lounge" for me. A sturdy fellow in a crisp uniform politely asked us to follow him to the VIP lounge. 

At that moment, my wife looked at me happily with an expression that said - "all these years that I have put up with you are finally paying off!"

As we were led into the imposingly plush VIP lounge, I started feeling even more awkward. Given our colonial history, I know that "England returned" has a certain halo attached to it. But I had no idea that the halo starts appearing even before you leave India. I started feeling worried about the possibility of a real VIP showing up and frowning at how our raucous farewell contingent had made the VIP lounge resemble Khandke's chawl. 

Even in all that chaos, I overheard one of the uniformed guys whispering to the other,

"Nowadays, any random person can become a VIP."

His colleague responded,

"Hoga koi Minister ka baccha nahi toh jamai!"

and walked away.

So I tried to appear and act as VIP-ish as possible. I went around folding my hands and solemnly thanking all the people who had come to see me off. Then I started giving away the garlands and bouquets to kids and being unnecessarily nice to them. Basically, emulating every aspect of VIP behavior that I could remember. 

A few of the professional photographers kept taking pictures of all this, and then offered to send them to me. They helpfully quoted a "professional" rate for it that was ten times what it would cost to get a photo taken in my neighborhood studio. But I was pretending to be a VIP and had to play the part. Once I parted with all the advance payments for the photos, the expression on my face finally came to resemble something that actually deserved to be photographs. I have no idea where those expensive photos are now, by the way.

Eventually there was an announcement that the customs check process had started, and we finally prepared to leave that VIP cell....I mean lounge. While leaving, I handed a generous tip to the uniformed guys standing at the door. The astounded expressions on their faces made me realize that real VIPs probably never hand out any tips. They hand out only two things - promises or threats.

We left the lounge and walked straight to the weighing scales near the customs area. I put our bags on it one by one and felt relieved when each of them were a pound or so less than the 44 pound limit. My wife on the other hand seemed a little disappointed and said,

"Hmpf, I guess we could have taken a few more papads then."

I ignored her and walked to the customs booth, standing in front of the officer with an appropriately guilty expression on my face.

This was the second time in my life that I had faced a customs officer. A few years ago, when returning from Goa (then a Portuguese territory) I stood in front of a customs officer for the first time. Everyone in front of me had been questioned extensively and had their bags checked thoroughly. So I was already terrified. Even though there was no reason to be terrified. In the entire crowd there, we were probably the only ones returning from Goa without as much as a tiny piece of chocolate. But customs booths are one of those weirdly imposing places where I feel nervous by default.

Some people are scared of a dentist's chair. Not me. I have been to dentists many times. One dentist actually turned my simple complaint of an aching tooth into an imperative to extract it with the glee of a professional sadist. It hurt so much, I think I actually saw a few angels waiting to welcome me into heaven. But even then, the next time I went to a (different, obviously) dentist, I went with the ease with which I go to Kulkarni's restaurant to eat bhajiyas. No fear or worries. But put me in front of a custom's officer and my heart starts racing.

There are many random entries in my list of "people I am irrationally scared of". For some reason, I am terrified of every liftman. Not afraid of the actual lift, mind you. It's not like I am scared that the lift will plummet to the basement or anything. I am just scared of the liftmen, at least in Mumbai, where almost all of them seem to have a cold blank expression on their face. I am also terrified of waiters in fancy restaurants. If one is standing next to me, I feel so nervous that I invariably spill something. I was never scared of male teachers, but female teachers always petrified me. And I can slap a doctor on his back and sing songs with him even when he is in the middle of surgery, but when it comes to nurses, my hands start trembling even if I am handing them a note. I have no idea why I carry these bizarre fears in my heart.

That customs officer I encountered when returning from Goa had insulted me rather painfully! I still shudder and shed a tear when I think about it.

When it was my turn, he asked me my name, address, and profession. Those days, I earned my living in a college fostering deep hatred for literature among the students. As soon as I told the officer that I was a Professor, and that too of Marathi, he just looked straight into my eyes, and with an expression conveying immense pity, said,

"You can go."

He didn't ask to search my luggage, didn't ask me if I was carrying any contraband, didn't even ask me if I had anything to declare. With utter conviction that I lacked the ability or the means to smuggle in alcohol, gold, cigarettes, or anything like that, he sent me on my way. I have never felt more humiliated. I would've preferred it if he had instead put me through a two hour long interrogation under a bright lamp.

So that day in Mumbai airport, I was wondering if the customs officer in charge of examining departing passengers would be more respectful. He looked at my bags, then glanced at my face, and then wordlessly made some chalk markings on the bags and waved me through. Rude, isn't it?

Next my wife and I went to Passport Control. Our passports had been issued two years ago and were valid for three more years. But one of my friends in the farewell party had authoritatively said, 

"Ohhhh.....just three years validity left? That might create problems. Good luck!"

I nervously handed over the passports to the officer. He glanced at them for a nanosecond and returned them to me. I was less worried about the validity and more worried about the passport photo. But the officer had evidently discovered some similarity between my passport photo and the way I actually look. Once we were done with that, a health officer quickly made sure we had taken the necessary vaccinations and we were done.

Once we got the "worthy of traveling abroad" certification from Pandit Nehru's people, all we could do was wait for the plane to leave. It was past midnight. The departure area at Santa Cruz is decorated and furnished in a very modern way. There are lots of comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to relax in. But my wife and I were sitting there uncomfortably, feeling out of place.

There was a European couple sitting in front of us. They seemed confused by Indian currency. These were the days when paisa coins co-existed with anna coins and the poor visitors had no idea if the many coins they had were worth five rupees or five annas. Hoping to give them a happy memory of Indian hospitality, I jumped in to offer unsolicited advice and ended up compounding their confusion even more. Finally my better half stepped in, sorted the whole thing out, and informed them that Indian women have a much better understanding of money than Indian men. 

The European couple left for their flight and I started looking around at other fellow-passengers. With a parochial mindset, I went around to see if there were other Marathi folk there, and soon met a man named Patil and a student named Joshi. I was there representing the Deshpande name. All we were missing was a Kulkarni. If we had found one, we would have had Patil-Joshi-Deshpande-Kulkarni, the four pillars of the ancient Marathi administrative set-up. Sadly there was no Kulkarni on that flight, but it did end up having a pilot named Nadkarni. Nadkarni is essentially the South Kannada version of Kulkarni, so I guess we ended up with the full set eventually.

 Around 1 AM, the plane's wings must have fluttered because suddenly, there was a lot of activity around us. The crowd started walking in one direction, and we went along. I looked at the glass barrier at the customs desk and saw our contingent was still patiently waiting. The elders had tears in their eyes and the younger lot looked like they were cracking stale jokes at our expense and passing them off as new. 

When we eventually reached the gate, I confirmed three times that it was the right plane. Or else we'd wake up the next morning in Cochin instead of Cairo. I still carried emotional scars from the night at Pune station that I got on a train to go to Kolhapur and woke up the next morning to find I was in a compartment parked in the Pune railway yard. I have always had the kind of luck where I take a girlfriend to watch a movie on the sly and run into a nosy old relative who decided to come watch the same movie. And I couldn't afford to let that luck mess up international travel. 

There was an air hostess standing at the door, welcoming us with an unnaturally wide smile. The rest of the crew, dressed in crisp dark trousers and skirts and blindingly white shirts, sporting wing shaped lapel pins and painstakingly groomed mustaches, was darting about doing their work. We reached our seats and stared out the tiny oblong window at the terminal, wondering if our friends and family were still there. 

Once I was in the seat, I assured myself that despite all apparent obstacles, it now seemed like I would definitely go to England, and fastened the seat belt around my stomach. The engines started humming and the fans started rotating one by one.   The plane got going. After zooming along the ground for a mile or so, it slowed down and stopped at the other end of the runway. 

As soon as it stopped, I started fearing the worst. The plane had already been delayed by mechanical problems. I wasn't sure if they had fixed the problems completely or had postponed some repairs. Maybe now they'd discover more problems. I also carried emotional scars from bus drivers who'd make passengers board on a scorching hot day, bake them in that tin box for an hour while they waited, and then open the bonnet of the bus to examine what's wrong with the engine. 

Luckily, nothing like that happened. In a couple of minutes, the plane started moving again, then sped up, and eventually left terra firma in a graceful glide. I watched the airport rapidly disappear from my view and before I knew it, Mumbai started resembling a gem-laden ornament below us. In that ornament, four million people were probably dreaming as they slept, while I sat with wide open eyes, realizing my childhood dream of foreign travel. 

And next to me was my soul mate and my life partner accompanying me on this adventure. Over the previous twelve years, we had built many castles in the air together, while never feeling tempted to build a house on the ground. We never stayed in one place for more than 2-3 years anyway. We had in common a huge appetite for new challenges and new experiences. And the latest one was to be living in England for 5-6 months.

Our flight had been in the air for a while, and the plane was completely dark as was the sky outside, but I still couldn't sleep. The plane was completely packed and experienced travelers were already snoring. Our air-hostess was Japanese. She was promptly and efficiently offering candy and nuts to travelers with a studied smile straight out of the training syllabus. Her walk was brisk and her voice had the crispness of springtime. 

I was feeling really hot. That damned suit on my body started feeling like clunky armor and I again cursed myself for wearing it on the plane. I looked around and was taken aback when I noticed at an Englishman sitting in front of me. Here I was, wearing a brand new three piece suit because I was going to his snooty country. And this dude was sitting there looking very relaxed in khaki shorts, a flannel shirt with some twenty five pockets, and a flimsy felt hat that did not match.

So I discreetly looked around at the other white people on the flight. Not a single one of them was dressed even as remotely formally as I was. Sitting there overdressed in that damned suit in the middle of the night, I started feeling like even more of a neophyte than I already was. 

Suddenly the Japanese air-hostess appeared with a small wet towel on a plate. I eyed the towel suspiciously for a second. I had no idea what purpose a wet towel was supposed to serve at two in the morning. But I was brought up never to turn a plate away, so I picked up the towel and thanked her. I looked at my wife to see if she had any suggestions, but she was fast asleep. I slowly glanced across the aisle and saw that the guy there was gently rubbing the towel on his face. I did the same, and the cool cologne scented fabric gave me some relief from the intense heat I was experiencing. 

Our massive jumbo jet was slicing through the darkness leaving cities and mountains behind. I was finally feeling a little drowsy. Almost everyone around me, including my wife, was already asleep. That Englishman with the khaki shorts was in fact trying to drown out the noise of the engine with his own booming multi-octave snores with his mouth open. The ex-subject of Her Majesty's realm inside me felt relieved to observe first-hand that even the English can snore with their mouths open. Because once our travel plans were made, I was a bit worried about that. 

You see, I am one of "those" too. But over the course of my life, I have come across some impressively loud snorers. My grandma says that people with big hearts and minds snore the most. I don't know if there is any correlation between big bodies and big hearts and minds - I won't mind if there is. I started thinking a lot about snoring and hearts and minds. I do remember that I spent a lot of time thinking about it. But I don't know for how long, because the next thing I knew, I was waking up to the dawn's early light.

Our plane was flying over a huge desert. I noted how different this dawn was from any other dawn I had experienced in my life, thousands of miles over a limitless desert. This experience, coming right after I had experienced a darkness so different from any other darkness I had experienced in my life, spurred some philosophical and metaphorical thoughts. It felt like I was witness to the dawn of a new phase of my life. I thought about my recent years and realized that I hadn't really experienced real dawn in years. In Mumbai's fast-paced hectic life, by the time my day ended, it was usually well past midnight. So by the time I usually woke up, dawn would have given up on waiting for me and slid away, making way for harsh sunlight. 

Our Japanese air-hostess, still looking as fresh as a dew-kissed flower, was making the rounds with hot fortifying beverages for the morning. I have never found those beverages particularly fortifying immediately after waking up, so I politely declined her offer of tea or coffee. Instead, I got up and headed to the bathroom. Taking care not to wake up or bump into any of the other passengers, I tiptoed my way to the front, and slowly opened the door to what I thought was the bathroom. Instead I found myself face-to-face with the fine gentlemen flying the plane. It was the cockpit door! I guess the expression on my face gave away what my need was because the co-pilot, without saying anything, pointed me to the correct door. 

I finished my morning ablutions and returned to the seat to find the "fasten seatbelts" sign flashing. By the time I was able to find the belt and buckle it up, the plane had started its rapid descent. I looked out the window and saw that we were headed to a desert island surrounded by more desert. I assumed it was Cairo, our first stopover. I started looking around the landscape in the hopes of spotting some pyramids. By the time I spotted a bump that I thought was a pyramid and was about to point it out to my wife, the plane was touching down, and before I knew it, it was standing stationary in a foreign land.

I looked at the dinky terminal outside the window and was a little disappointed that a city as renowned as Cairo should have an airport that looks more like an ST bus stand. But once we got off the plane, I learned that we were not in Cairo, but in some place called "Bahrain" instead. I felt a bit like Columbus who reached land confident that he was in India but then discovered that he was instead in some strange land he did not know anything about. And I felt relieved that I had not pointed out those supposed pyramids to my wife.

I had never heard of Bahrain before and had no idea where the hell it exactly was or why we were there instead of Cairo. But we walked into the terminal and headed for the restaurant. I learned that there were oilfields nearby and that Bahrain is a small island nation that is known for its oilfields. That was pretty much all we learned about the place. 

We sat in the restaurant, ordered tea, and waited while the plane was refueled. The tea arrived after a long time. One sip of that concoction and I was convinced that in Bahrain, they used dried date palm leaves in lieu of tea leaves and the milk probably came from a camel instead of a cow. Over the course of my life, I have tasted many different kinds of tea......except of course the spilled tea from Mongini's mentioned in the previous chapter. Tea served in small glass tumblers in Mumbai, tea served in mud bowls on the banks of the Narmada, tea served in metallic cups in Madras, masala milk tea, railway station tea flavored with charcoal, tea without milk, tea without sugar, and even Chinese tea made from jasmine flowers. But I will never EVER forget that horrible tea from Bahrain airport. I will happily drink the bitterest castor potion than drink that tea again.

Well, at least the tea was free, because it was paid for by the airline.

Pretty soon, the plane was ready and we all climbed back into its belly. The plane took off soon and headed for Cairo. The flight from Bahrain to Cairo was essentially just desert after desert after desert. Once in a while, just as a change of scenery, there would be a small strip of water. But otherwise, totally barren. Not a single glimpse of green. 

And that's when I really understood why the green flag of Islam came was hoisted in these deserts first. The prophet was very clever in choosing the color green for his flag. It is obvious why millions of Arabs enthusiastically followed that rare pleasant colored flag. I'm sure that the green flag was as instrumental in the spread of Islam as the Koran was. Add to it the moon that the desert dwellers probably equated with the relief provided by night, and I felt I had to applaud the prophet for his grasp of semiotics. 

It was about 8:30 in the morning. I was staring at the desert out the window hoping to spot a camel train. But in vain. I did spot a lot of dry river beds though. Soon the sun got really bright and the glare made it difficult to keep looking outside. Soon our plane moved from the sea of sand to a sea of water. Being geographically challenged, I first decided it was the Red Sea, then the Caspian Sea, then the Black Sea, and then the Dead Sea. I still have no idea which one it was.

A while later, there were murmurs all around that we were flying over the Suez Canal. All passengers looked out the windows, identified the first strip of water they could find, and assured themselves that it was the Suez Canal. Again, no idea if any of those were actually the Suez Canal. From the height we were flying at, every strip of water looked as tiny as the Fergusson College canal in Pune. But in one strip, I spied some dots that seemed like boats and I silently convinced myself that it was indeed the Suez Canal. It was hard to believe that this tiny strip of water was responsible for almost starting World War 3 and almost sinking my travel plans.  

When your plane is flying so high that you can only see the sky and clouds above you as well as below you, you can't help but get philosophical. You forget any fears you have about the plane crashing. Looking at creation from a height that makes even seas look like saucers of water makes you realize how insignificant you are in the whole scheme of things. As our plane flew towards Cairo, I couldn't help but realize that I was looking at the cradle of civilization. These deserts were where the Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian civilizations had once bloomed. Where the library of Alexandria was once home to millions of of books that were burned. I'm assuming some Big Four or Big Five must have had a summit even then and decided that burning books was in the best interests of the world.

As impressive as the sights of great oceans, great skies, and great lands is while flying, one look at the great space when flying above clouds make them all pale in comparison. And you start wondering what the whole point of creation is, and whether you make any difference to it whatsoever. 

Our plane was about to reach Cairo soon and I started thinking about it. Egypt is an ancient civilization, much like India. Historians have discovered that trade and cultural links between Egypt and India date back millenia. This is the land that saw rich culture flourish for millenia even before Christ was born. And when Christ was born, the bright star that shone was above these lands too. This is the land where Jews, Christians, and Muslims found their faiths and then unfurled the blood-soaked flags of those faiths.

I was in the middle of these thoughts and didn't even realize when I dozed off. The next thing I knew, someone was yelling "KAHIRO!!!!", waking me up.

The first sight I saw at Cairo airport was of battle-ready fighter jets. Next to them were imposing anti-aircraft guns with their barrels pointed to the sky. The stage seemed to be set for the next big war. The only question seemed to be which actors would enter the stage first and who the director would be. Actors from dozens of countries seemed to be ready, with war-paint on, or make-up on. Who knew when the final act would start and when it would end.

When I read a big sign that said, "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT", I felt like someone had sprayed a stream of cold water on my face on an oppressively hot day. Why shouldn't all human beings be welcomed heartily all over this little planet of ours? Although as long as there exist things like passports and visas, built on an assumption of distrust of fellow human beings, can we really expect true expressions of such humanity? The sign that said "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT"....to any "you" who reached there, regardless of race, religion, gender, creed.....why shouldn't such signs and more importantly sentiments, be displayed everywhere?

The funny thing is, this "WE WELCOME YOU TO EGYPT" sign was right next to the massive anti-aircraft guns and the irony endemic to human existence tickled me and troubled me in equal amounts.

We headed to the restaurant inside the terminal. The waiters there were very friendly and polite, and served us some divine Egyptian coffee. Compared to Mumbai airport, I thought Cairo airport was small. There was a lot of new construction happening around us though. Egypt is currently in the midst of writing a new chapter in its history. Everybody is watching carefully to see which way their new statesman (Nasser) takes them.

It was in Cairo airport that I first encountered Egyptian people. And as I examined their appearance carefully, I wondered how many Egyptians there might be in Mumbai too. Because in terms of appearance, I didn't really see any major differences between Egyptians and Indians. Beyond the facts I had memorized in my childhood to score 2 marks in the history exam, such as pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, and the Nile river, my knowledge about Egypt was as barren as their desert. I had never even thought about anyone living in Egypt other than Cleopatra, General Najeeb, and now this Nasser fellow.

Suddenly, I was overcome by a profound sense of ignorance and curiosity as a foreigner in a foreign land. And sitting there in the Cairo airport, I started thinking about how day-to-day life in Egypt must be and how I knew nothing about it. How do school teachers, lawyers, and bureaucrats here dress? Is it similar to how those folks dress in India? What is the most popular item in a typical restaurant in Egypt? Do wives here refer to their husbands by name or is there some tactful pronoun that has been coined for the purpose like in India? With each passing second, the expanse of my ignorance about this fascinating culture seemed to exceed the expanse of the desert.

Then I started thinking about the people who worked at that airport. For them, a typical day consisted of interacting with travelers from dozens of different countries, for maybe an hour or two at a time, before they went on their way and were replaced by a different set of foreigners. Do they feel the same sense of curiosity and note their ignorance about other cultures? Or has it become just a mundane feature of their lives by now? Do they actively notice the multi-colored lattice of different races and nationalities or does it just pass by in the blink of an eye like a frame from a cinema reel?

I spent the rest of the time in Cairo thinking about all this before we were called back to the plane. The next stopover was Geneva in Switzerland. As our plane surged through the clouds, we gradually left the desert behind and were soon traveling over Europe. Specifically, Italy, as the pilot informed us.

While I was almost entirely ignorant about Egypt except for its ancient history and contemporary politics, I at least knew more about Italy thanks to all the books I had read. Names like Rome, Venice, and Naples started swimming around in my head. I decided that if the plane had to crash right now, I would want it to do so near Naples. I had read that Naples was home to some of the most awe-inspiring sculptures in the world. So if my plane crashed in Naples, I could drag myself to those sculptures, see them first hand, and then die happy.

Yes, I know it is morbid to keep pondering the possibility of the plane crashing but that's how I am and be honest, aren't you too?

But the plane kept going. I kept looking at the Italian landscape underneath and we didn't see Naples or Venice. But we did fly over Rome. It was hard to miss. As I looked at the distant but clear images of various buildings and cathedrals in Rome, I first felt a great sense of satisfaction at seeing them first hand. Then I compensated for the unfamiliar bliss by berating myself for still not having read Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" even after buying it years ago. I made a mental note to read it as soon as I returned home.

When you're flying over different countries of the world, you think more about what you haven't read about those lands than what you have read. In another hour or so, our plane was flying over the gorgeous alps and I realized we were in Europe's Eden.

Soon the plane touched down in Geneva. I had heard a lot of cautionary tales about how the cold in Europe is way worse than anything I might have experienced in India. I experienced it first hand as I walked into the Geneva airport and felt like I had walked into a massive refrigerator. And this was just August! So I shivered a little and prepared for six more months of this inhumanly cold weather. No wonder these white folks ran away and captured our warmer lands.

As soon as I stepped into the chilly Geneva airport, my brain initiated a flashback from 20 years ago from my college days in Pune. I had grown up in Mumbai, where it never gets even remotely chilly. Then in Pune in the winters, every so often, I would wake up to such a chilly morning. It felt more bracing than oppressive, making me feel like running all the way across the world. I had always thought cold weather would make me feel like a shriveled old man, but instead, it made me feel like a daring young man, ready to achieve anything!

Anyway, we walked into the restaurant at the Geneva airport and it looked more like a flower shop than a restaurant. The faces of all the staff members were fresh and enthusiastic like recently bloomed lilies. There was a spring in their step. It didn't look like anyone could ever age, and everyone looked like they were in their 20s even though they probably weren't. We were served coffee in a very elegantly crafted glass cup. And it tasted divine and almost intoxicating. I wondered that if even the coffee here gets my pulse racing so much, what will stronger beverages do? I had heard that Switzerland is a place where extreme beauty and extreme pleasure is the default and my experiences at their airport confirmed it.

I didn't even realize when that stopover at Geneva ended. It was cold, but I was surrounded by beauty, human and non-human, and I felt more alive than I ever had. Before I got back on the plane, I turned around and took a 360 degree mental picture of all I could see of Switzerland from that terminal. The tall trees sheltering cute little houses, the snow-covered peaks of the Alps kissing the deep blue sky. I promised myself to return for a more leisurely visit. When the plane took off, I was looking at a meandering little river as it flowed through the verdant Swiss countryside, when suddenly, our plane ascended above the clouds. And those fluffy white things that a few hours earlier had seemed gorgeous, now seemed like villains for blocking my view of the Swiss landscape. Our journey continued.

The next stop was to be at Dusseldorf in Germany, It had been over 20 hours since we took off from Mumbai. The hands of my watch had already been rotated many times by then. Every hour, the pilot made announcements about how high we were flying, what the temperature outside was, what the local time was, and so on. Passengers around us were saying random things in response to those announcements like, "Oh! 18,000 feet? That's nice! Very high!"

We were flying through clouds at that moment, so I personally couldn't tell the difference between 18,000 feet and 18 million feet. Honestly, this whole thing of estimating distances has been a challenge for me, whether I am in the air or on the ground. Whenever I read about some witness in court say stuff like "the accused was 19 feet away from me", I feel jealous of his ability to express distance so precisely. Because I absolutely suck at it. I can't even remember the inches in my own measurements for shoes, hats, collars, socks, and so on. When a shoe salesman asks what size I want, I just give him the chappals I am wearing then and ask him to figure it out. I have immense respect for people who go shoe shopping and say stuff like "Bring me Number 8 pairs".

And when someone remembers the precise date on which something happened, I feel overcome enough with admiration to go hug them. When I hear someone say stuff like, "I remember it was July 17th...", I am amazed. I suck at dates too. Which is why I always sucked at history in school. Even now, I remember only three dates - Shivaji Maharaj died in 1680, the 1857 uprising happened in 1857, and using multiple reminder mnemonics, my wife's birthday. Other than these three, I have no idea of any other dates. You can ask me when India gained independence and I will try to hedge between 1947 and 1950.

Anyway, the point is, I am horrible with anything that is expressed numerically. So even before I could figure out how high 18,000 feet exactly is, our plane was touching down in Dusseldorf. Before I knew it, we were surrounded by cries of "Achtung! Achtung!" and "Gut! Gut!". My wife and I walked to the terminal, now sick of this sequence of stopovers. Yes. I was in Germany with its rich history and culture and intriguing contemporary split between East and West, but I didn't give a damn. The aforementioned Joshi and Patil left us here and we sat there hoping that we'd reach London before we died of boredom.

Why does the final stretch of the journey always seem to last the longest? Even when I am traveling from Pune to Mumbai by train, it is the same. The time from Pune to Thane or Kalyan seems to breeze by in a happy procession of vada, omelets, chikki, etc. But from there, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikroli, Dadar, etc seem to take an eternity to pass by. Very annoying! It's the same with other trips too. When you're taking a train from Mumbai to Delhi, everything seems great until you reach Mathura, and then after that, things seem to slow down. If you're going from Mumbai to Nagpur. it is Wardha that is the tipping point after which it is all yawns and polite curses.

The flight from Dusseldorf to London seemed similarly annoying and yawn-inducing. Finally, after about the hundredth yawn, the plane started barreling downwards. All the passengers around us seemed to have perked up as the plane continued descending. Finally there was a bump and the plane started slowing down. And a few passengers around me echoed my thoughts,

"Ah! London!"



          SAP BC Consultant Senior - Computer Futures Solutions NV - Belgium   
Voor een van onze klanten, een gereputeerd consultancy bedrijf met een sterke focus op SAP, ben ik op zoek naar een expert SAP BC consultant. Als Senior SAP consultant kom je terecht in een team waar je met je expertise enerzijds projecten tot een goed einde kan brengen. Anderzijds krijg je de mogelijkheid als coach de meer junior consultants te begeleiden in hun implementatierol. Functierol Als senior SAP BC consultant ben je expert en breng je implementaties tot een goed einde...
          High Level Design Applications Engineer - Intel - Toronto, ON   
Job Description Intel Programmable Solutions Group is seeking a highly motivated, hands-on High Level Design OpenCL Application Engineer to develop, test,
From Intel - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:26:41 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          TS231:Frappiato Maxiato,John Kasich,Ted Cruz, Guest Jason Micallef   
Attention all women, John Kasich has a one size fits all solution for sexual assault on women! Just avoid parties with alcohol, got it? Ted Cruz also has some wise words for married gay republicans, he thinks they can uhh ummm uhh...next question. Did you hear that Throwing Shade the TV show got picked up? Well guest and future TVLand sister friend Jason Micallef is here and has once in a lifetime insight on Heathers.
          The New York City SBS Receipt Social Contract   
Living in New York is a continuous assault on the senses - in a good way. You get to see, hear, and experience so many things unique to the city, that it becomes commonplace in a while. But every few days, I have a new experience that makes me love this city even more. This is one such experience.

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

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

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

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

As I ran, I started wondering if I really could catch the bus. I would have to go to the fare machine, swipe my card and get the receipt (a process than takes 10-15 seconds), and then get on the bus. New York City bus drivers, quite understandably, don't hang around waiting for tardy passengers. Time, tide, and MTA buses wait for no one. It seemed like I would probably miss the bus. I still kept running.

As I approached the bus, before I could head to the fare machine, a man getting down from the rear door thrust his hand out in my direction. In New York, if a stranger makes a strange gesture, you ignore it. So I did. Another man did the same thing, trying to hand me something. I assumed he was handing out fliers like someone at every street block in the city seems to be doing, ignored him, and kept running. Although I was in no particular hurry, I kept hoping I could get to the fare machine, get the receipt, and hop aboard before the bus left.

When I was about to run past the middle door towards the fare machine, a big black guy about 2 metres tall and almost as wide stood halfway in my path. With a swift motion of his arm, he thrust something in my hand and grunted,

"The f**k's wrong withchoo man? Get on the damn bus!"

I stopped dead in my tracks. Not like I had a choice, given that he was blocking my way. I looked at my hand. It held an SBS receipt. I looked up and saw the big lug had already started lumbering away. He looked back at me and said,

"You gonna miss the bus."

With the receipt in my hand, I hopped aboard, and stood there, trying to figure out what the hell just happened. It took several seconds for me to grasp the concept. And I finally understood that the other guys thrusting their hands at me had been trying to do the same thing - hand me their receipts.

I had been the beneficiary of a benevolent social contract that seemed to have come about among those who travel on SBS buses. When you're getting off the bus, if you see someone running to catch it, you give them your receipt. The receipt is no good to you anyway after you've gotten off. The poor running sap will have to go to the fare machine, and will probably miss the bus. So an elegant solution to help others out - give them your receipt.

The simplicity and elegance of this implicit social contract almost made me go "AWWWWWWWW". There's no way to know how this norm started or when. But it's another example of how human beings thrown together in a tough situation develop mechanisms to help each other out. Often, when it's a tough situation brought on by "the man" or the government. It's a bit like how drivers on the interstate highways, when they see a cop hiding in the bushes to catch speeders, flash their lights to oncoming drivers to warn them.

The next time I get off the SBS and see someone sprinting towards the bus, I am going to hold out my receipt for them too. That really is the essence of "pay it forward".
          Microsoft Case Study – Bridging the Gap Between Language and Science   
On January 8, 2015, Microsoft published a new, Customer Solution Case Study about Deep Web Technologies’ innovative search technology developed in collaboration with the WorldWideScience Alliance.  Using the Microsoft Translation services, the search application WorldWideScience.org allows users to search in their native language, find results from sources around the world, and read the results translated […]
          TS167:"Single Man, Married Man"," My Husband's Not Gay", Best Movies of 2015   
It's 2015! And Erin has made a resolution this year - no more rusted bitches.  Plus, she sheds light on a new advice book for women written by 8 men - WRITTEN BY EIGHT MEN -  called "Single Woman/Married Woman," and Bryan looks at TLC's controversial new reality show "My Husband's Not Gay." Guess what? He is.  Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Dix solutions simples pour aider le cinéma en salle, par Jean Labadie   
Dirigeant de la société Le Pacte, Jean Labadie explique pourquoi les distributeurs indépendants comme lui restent menacés, et quelles solutions permettraient de pérenniser une économie qui reste fragile.
          TS117: Happy New Year, Duck Dynasty, Lady Products, Lyft   
Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and Erin and Bryan rang it in by getting blackout drunk. Which means so far they've kept their New Year's resolution. Also, Erin goes over the most ridiculous lady products of the year, and Bryan goes in hard on the Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty controversy. Have a great 2014, and black out with your rack out! (this episode was previously recorded) Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS FeedProud member of Max Fun Podcasting Network 
          Worldwide Recruitment Solutions: Project Manager    
up to AUD 160,000 annually plus and performance based bonus and benefits: Worldwide Recruitment Solutions: An experienced and dynamic Project Manager with experience in Renewable Energy is in demand in Brisbane. Brisbane City, Brisbane (AU)
          TS95: Cruises, Social Security for Gays, Bikram's Sexual Harassment Problem, with guest Dustin Lance Black   
Hollywood, right people? Bryan and Erin understand Hollywood like Hollywood was their delusional cousin who took out a college loan for breast implants. This week, Erin and Bryan talk all about their Hollywood game night experience, the Social Security tries to find a solution for LGBT spousal benefits, Bikram Choudhury's downward facing sexual harassment suit, and writer/producer/activist/Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black stops by for our new segment HiBrow/LoBrow.  See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          Truck Gate Security Guard - CAMI Plant Ingersol - G4S Secure Solutions Canada - Canada   
Knows how to use a TELUS Radio. This position description assumes that the individual has satisfied all basic requirements for employment by G4S Secure...
From G4S Secure Solutions Canada - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:39:58 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Business Systems Analyst - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:16:49 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Integration Architect - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:16:44 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Project Coordinator - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:16:43 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          SailPoint IIQ 6.4 Implementation Specialist - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:17:18 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Project Manager - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:17:16 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Guidewire Solution Architect - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:15:40 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Guidewire Data Management Architect - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:15:39 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Guidewire Technical Lead - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:15:39 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Senior Business Analyst - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:15:39 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Lead Guidewire Application Architect - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:15:38 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          TCM Development Lead - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:15:43 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Mainframe Application Specialist - Brainhunter Systems Ltd - Toronto, ON   
BRAINHUNTER is a Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Alliance One Partner, Telus Business Solutions Partner, Oracle Partner, and ranked among the top Global...
From Brainhunter Systems LTD - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:17:25 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          DJ-MegaMenu update to 3.5.3 version!   
Our menu system solution for Joomla was just updated. The latest version brings some fixes and a new option - off-canvas position. It allows displaying now the off-canvas menu on the right side of the window when browsing the page on mobile. We've also prepared a video explaining how it works.
          Top Uniform Supplier, Uniform Solutions Announces New Post about the...   

A leading Uniform Supplier, Uniform Solutions has announced a new post regarding the value of creative uniform ideas for local businesses. The company's lively blog helps small business owners and...

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017uniform/solutions/prweb14467701.htm


          IMA 2015-061 = wampenite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Mills, S.J., Kampf, A.R., Nestola, F., Williams, P.A., Leverett, P., Hejazi, L., Hibbs, D.E., Mrorsko, M., Alvaro, M., Kasatkin, A.V. (2017): Wampenite, C18H16, a new organic mineral from the fossil conifer locality at Wampen, Bavaria, Germany. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 511-515.

Abstract:
Wampenite, C18H16, is a new organic mineral from the fossil wood (conifer) locality at Wampen, Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria, Germany. It is monoclinic, space group P21/a, with a = 6.7331(19), b = 8.689(3), c = 23.709(7) Å, β = 90.118(6)°, V = 1387.0(7)Å3 and Z = 4. Its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, which revealed that the molecular structure comprises an aromatic phenanthrene moiety with an axial methyl group at one end and a disordered propen-2-yl (methylvinyl) terminal group at the other. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) confirmed the molecular formula C18H16 and the IR spectrum is consistent with the molecular structure found.
          Sherpa and Medtelligent Partnership Extends Prospect-Centered Sales...   

Two of the senior living industry's leading software solution providers are teaming up

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

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          Applying to MIT Solve? Here are 4 Ways, and 20 Resources, to Upgrade Brain Health in the Digital Age   
Insufficient brain healthcare is one of the most pervasive and multi-faceted problems our world faces today. From the young to the old, the rich to the poor, those living in dense cities to isolated farmlands, anyone can be affected by brain health problems. Yet, current solutions to this problem are limited. While some innovations have made […]
          Sika Roofing Powers Up With Revolutionary New Solar System   

The Sika SolaRoof system is a non-penetrating, integrated solar solution for thermoplastic roofs that goes above and beyond the traditional racking system.

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14470347.htm


          Samsung’s new Walk Mode app aims to keep safe while you text and walk   
Our growing smartphone addiction has prompted authorities in the Chinese city of Chongqing to designate a 100ft “cell phone lane” for people who use their phones while walking. While other cities are yet to adopt a similar measure, Samsung has come up with a solution which aims to keep distracted mobile users from bumping into […]
          Comment on Solution – Screen Going Blank During Calls on YU Yureka by SP VERMA   
sir,calibration is not good in yureka ao5510.what to do?screen goes black during call.
          Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro is an aero tour de force   
In case anyone thought the circuit-exclusive Aston Martin Vulcan isn’t enough of a hardcore machine, there’s a new solution – appeal to the in-house AMR performance division. Usually tuners go for the easy case scenario – they would take the Vulcan’s already crazy 820-horsepower V12 and treat it to some […]
          Lawyer - Australian Government Solicitor - Resolution, VI   
This position is designated as Lawyer and classified as either APS Level 5 or APS Level 6 within the APS Level 3-6 Broadband....
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          Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care   
(Photo: Shutterstock)

After the birth of her youngest son nearly 20 years ago, Elay Nantz of Colorado developed carpal tunnel syndrome in her right hand, sank into post-partum depression, and attempted suicide. After a three-month stay at a Colorado psychiatric hospital, she endured a carousel of specialists who only wanted to know “What do you want?” or “What do you need?” and then wrote countless prescriptions. If she stood her ground and said the pills weren’t working, they would refer her to another doctor. Two of her four psychiatrists even fell asleep during her counseling sessions. Eventually, she stopped seeking treatment.

Nantz has struggled with depression for most of her life and has bounced in and out of doctors’ offices. She felt that the mental health system just saw her as a wallet to rifle through. “None of them gave a crap about me,” she says.

After she had surgery on her hand in 2009 and began physical therapy, her health improved. But after Nantz got divorced in 2010, she lost her private insurance and went on Medicaid—which her physical therapist did not accept. Her hand grew weak and shook so much that she could not hold a fork. It would tumble to the ground and stay there until one of her three children picked it up. A bad day would lead to deeper depression. She felt worthless.

The combination of depression and carpal tunnel meant she could not work and provide for her children. Her thoughts turned to suicide again: “I felt like the only exit I could see was me dying—my head was a mess—like I was in a cave and I couldn’t get out,” she told The American Prospect. “I was getting ready to kill myself.”

Nantz believed that the health-care system simply viewed her as a depressed woman with shaky hands rather than a 45-year-old mother of three who wanted to work and care for her family. But after running out of other options, she decided to try counseling one more time. In 2015, she met Dr. Yaira Oquendo-Figueroa, a staff psychologist at a Salud Family Health Center in Denver.  

Oquendo-Figueroa took an “integrated care” approach to Nantz’s problems that focused on breaking through the institutional barriers that separate mental and physical health care.  In integrated care settings, behavioral health specialists work together with primary-care doctors to treat individual patients. An ongoing relationship between physicians and a patient is the basis of primary care, and it provides a pathway for coordinating mental health treatment.

Oquendo-Figueroa listened carefully to Nantz’s problems and helped her develop the mental “tools” to steer her thoughts in a positive direction. She also connected her with an acupuncturist to treat her carpal tunnel. “She changed my life and the perception of everything,” Nantz says of Oquendo-Figueroa. “I think she’s a magician.”

Mental and physical care have long occupied distinct silos in the American health-care system. However, if Congress has its way, the treatment gulf between these two areas could become even wider, particularly for poor and low-income people who rely Medicaid, the largest health insurer in the United States.

Medical professionals like Oquendo-Figueroa have redoubled their efforts to offer a program of treatment that addresses psychological issues and physical ailments in tandem—which can go a long way to helping patients like Nantz. “You can’t separate the head from the body,” the doctor says.

Primary-care physicians see the majority of patients with mental health problems in the United States, but they are not trained to provide specialized treatment for mental illnesses. According to Benjamin Miller, a University of Colorado’s School of Medicine psychologist who specializes in linking mental and physical care, fewer than 4 percent of primary-care physicians accurately screen for depression. There has been little change in the percentage of adults who use mental health services, or who report an unmet need for mental health services. Two-thirds of doctors say that they can’t get their patients access to outpatient mental treatment because of a shortage of workers, lack of coverage, or inadequate coverage.

Meanwhile, suicide rates in America have risen by nearly 25 percent over the past 15 years and, of the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from mental illness, only about one-fifth get treatment. “The U.S. health-care system [has] two cultures of care that isolate the mind from the body, and mental health has fallen victim to that,” says Miller.

In the 1970s, Salud Family Health Center opened in northeast Colorado to serve patients who were historically underserved or completely uninsured, like the state’s migrant farm workers. In 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized Salud as a “patient-centered medical home,” a health-care delivery model that promotes strategies like integrated care. This model upends the traditional health-care system by providing mental health care in primary-care settings, where it is most accessible.

For many people, primary-care clinics and doctors’ offices are a safe haven. “People want an [ongoing] relationship with someone, they want to feel connected [and] to know you’re they’re for them,” Miller says. He believes that nurturing these relationships provides patients with an avenue to discuss and manage mental health issues before they become serious.

The Colorado health center includes a mobile legal team that advocates for patients, especially undocumented immigrants or Medicaid recipients who live paycheck to paycheck. The center also sends behavioral health professionals around the clinic to meet patients in other departments. “Let’s say that a patient is coming for a dental cleaning, and the hygienist concludes that the patient may be anxious or depressed,” says Oquendo-Figueroa. “I go there and do a consult right there in the dental area.”

While that practice may seem invasive to people who have health-care plans that cover behavioral therapy, a dental clinic might be the only time that some Medicaid or Medicare recipients can talk to a mental health professional.

Washington State’s Mental Health Integration Project features telepsychiatry to help treat low-income patients on Medicaid and Medicare. Encouraging patients to stay in touch with care managers and consulting psychiatrists over the phone allows those health centers to reach more people, and not just during regular visits.

Anne Shields, the associate director of the University of Washington’s Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions program sees e-medicine as one possible solution to a shrinking, aging workforce of psychiatrists, especially in rural areas of the country where there were never many specialists to begin with. From 1995 to 2014, while the total number of physicians in the United States grew by 45 percent, the number of psychiatrists only increased by 12 percent. In 2010, 59 percent of psychiatrists in the United States were 54 years old or older. “Primary-care settings are very diverse, small practices,” Shields says. “Rural health centers have no more than three people working and they’re not going to be able to hire a behavioral health-care manager.”

While health-care staffing often determines the number and types of services a hospital provides, integrated care relies on coordination between doctors to identify the specific treatments that will work for an individual patient. Using this approach, a small rural health center can strive to provide the same high-quality integrated care that an urban hospital system does.

Yet despite the health benefits that integrated care provides, the American health-care system continues to rely on traditional strategies. Treating mental and physical conditions separately has not only prevented vulnerable populations from accessing treatment, but it has also driven up those costs. Miller has calculated that, on average, physical conditions cost twice as much per person per month to treat when there is a mental illness present as well.

Moreover, mental health crises often play out in emergency rooms, which are the least efficient and most expensive care locations. Integrated care has reduced the patients’ reliance on emergency room treatment by focusing on preventative services, and targeting mild or moderate symptoms before they become severe.

The Cherokee Health System in Tennessee found that integrated care patients used emergency services 68 percent less than the regional average; specialty care 42 percent less; and hospital care 37 percent less. These savings amounted to a 22 percent discrepancy between CHS’s total cost and the regional average.

Most health-care networks prioritize people with serious mental illnesses over patients with mild or moderate symptoms, which prevents people from getting the help they need earlier. “The bulk of mental health services are in the public system, but people can’t get those services until they have had many crises,” says Debbie Plotnick, a vice president of Mental Health America, one the nation’s leading mental health advocacy groups.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress could tear wide open the existing gap between having insurance that covers mental health treatment and having access to that treatment with their plans to undo the Affordable Care Act. The ACA repeal proposals fail the two-step process Miller of the University of Colorado uses to evaluate potential reforms: “Does this continue to further fragment our experience with health?” he says. “And does this limit my patient’s ability to get access to mental health treatment where they want it?”

Moreover, transforming Medicaid into a block grant program means that mental health programs would take a significant hit as state officials search for savings to offset the federal cuts. Miller believes that integrated care programs would be the first to go, forcing medical professionals to make difficult decisions about whether they can marshal the resources to help people like Nantz. Repealing the ACA would simply take programs designed to bridge the gap between mental and physical illnesses backward—states, Miller says, “can’t take a chance on this right now.” 


          thursday thoughts pt. 45   





When asked to pick a favourite season, I usually say summer, but it might actually be spring. I love spring. And it truly is a time for plans and projects - whether that be work, school or personal life related. It's a good time to reorganize your life a bit, maybe check up on those resolutions if you made any for the year, plan for the rest of the year, do a spring cleaning. Whatever suits you. Currently most of my plans a still travel related and most of my projects involve uni work. Usually spring would also be full of exciting plant planting plans and gardening projects, but as I'm not staying in one place for long enough at the moment, I'm not doing any of that this year. Instead I've tried to put some of that left over energy into planning this wee blog space a bit more. But still, travel plans and uni are defnitely my number one priorities right now.

Let me know if you've any exciting spring plans, I'd love to hear them!
          Updated Wiki: Documentation   

Overview

The current state of documentation is based on the fact YOU know some details of authentication and IIS configuration. Sorry, but that's it for now.

Also check out the FAQ.

Installation

Assemblies

The assemblies are not signed and therefor are not deployable to deploy to GAC. The Installation is a simple XCOPY to the application BIN folder. Check out the IIS configuration and find the application to run the code in. Copy the DLL (and PDB if you like) into the BIN directory.
-> c:\inetpub\wwwroot\bin
--> GK.IIS.SignInAsADifferentUser.dll
--> GK.IIS.SignInAsADifferentUser.pdb

web.config

We need another handler entry in "system.webServer" (see minimal configuration)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configuration>
    <system.webServer>
        <handlers>
            <add name="GK.IIS.SignInAsADifferentUser" path="*.signinas" verb="*" type="GK.IIS.SignInAsADifferentUser.SignInAsHandler" resourceType="Unspecified" preCondition="integratedMode" />
        </handlers>
    </system.webServer>
</configuration>

Testing

The current version is tested using the following parameters:
  • IIS 7
  • Windows Authentication (Anonymous disabled)
  • App Pool settings
    • .NET Framework 2.0
    • Manged Pipeline as Inetgrated

Usage

The usage is based on a set of known urls that are described in the next sections. Access the solution using your browser an start like this:
http://superapp.company.local/whoami.signinas
Switch user with:
http://superapp.company.local/switchuser.signinas

whoami.signinas

This will Display the current username, auth scheme and server Name

switchuser.signinas

This will Redirect to the auth page with a unique id that is needed to avoid the usage of session state. The request is using the HTTPCache to Keep some information.

auth.signinas (+ request param with guid)

This will send the 401 until the user has switched. If the user is authenticated with a different identity the page will Redirect to the current dir's default page (using ./ as the url)

cache.signinas

This will display th cache used for the solution to avoid sessionstate config

cleancache.asigninas

This will delete the cache to start fresh

          S/2017/547   
Russian Federation and United States of America: draft resolution
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] - 3 pages
          Updated Wiki: Home   
Project Description
Running your browser (IE) in a corporate environment will give you single sign on to web applications running in your intranet. But in some cases you need to access an URL with different credentials (admin purpose, etc.). Applications like SharePoint will provide you a solution right out of the box, but if this is not available the SignInAsADifferentUser project may help you. We as Glück & Kanja Consulting AG deployed such configurations in relation to Microsoft Lync components. Searching the web found one article with a solution based on custom ASPX pages. This article was a great starting point and we created a little package as an HTTPHandler to allow an easy integration into existing solutions. The first drop will have only a limited testing phase in a production environment. If we receive qualified feedback we are open to change the implementation. For the rest of you: Take the sources and be happy :-)

Scenarios
  • Lync 2010
    • Configured inside of one of the administration websites
  • Exchange 2010
    • Configured along the owa folder using the html redirection pages
      • The configuration was not working inside of the owa directory

Credits
Thank your Roel van Lisdonk
http://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/
Source article: http://www.roelvanlisdonk.nl/?p=825

          S/2017/548   
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: draft resolution
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] - 5 pages
          S/RES/2361 (2017)   
Resolution 2361 (2017) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7986th meeting, on 29 June 2017
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] - 3 pages
          S/RES/2362 (2017)   
Resolution 2362 (2017) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7988th meeting, on 29 June 2017
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ] - 5 pages
          1975-1979 MG Midget Steering Wheel Correct Installation (4 replies)   
The MG Midget has too large a steering wheel blocking part of the view thru windshield.and definitely too close to the driver. Smaller aftermarket steering wheels are available, but the hub adapter places the steering wheel even closer to the driver. The solution is to remove the hub from the original steering wheel. It is spot welded and is easy to cut off with a band saw. Next, simply weld a round disc to hub with center of disc cut out for the bolt. If you cannot do this a machine shop will perform it for you. Unlike some or all hub adapters, the turn signals will cancel after a turn with original hub.

I bought a 13.5" steering wheel with a 1.5" dish from ebay for $59. I simply placed the steering wheel 180 degrees around for a negative dish. The steering wheel now is over 3" further away from the driver vs the stock position. The top of the steering wheel is now same level as windshield washer arm looking thru the windshield. The view thru the windshield is now unblocked making a more pleasurable car to drive. I bent back the turning signal & wiper stalk using a T&B terminal crimp tool. The tool has a 1/4" grip on the stalk to prevent the stalk from kinking. I finally added a $5 MG emblem on the horn button from ebay. Three inches does not seem like much, but really makes a large difference for a more comfortable driving position. And, it is much easier to get in & out of the car. See pictures.
          Classic French 10K White Gold Pink Sapphire Flush Matching Wedding Band R401B-10KWGPS by artmasters   

749.00 USD

Luxurious and rich, the new Classic French 10K White Gold Pink Sapphire Flush Matching Wedding Band R401B-10KWGPS evokes elegance and style is designed to sit flush matching R401 solitaire wedding ring.

Bridal set discount already applied (not sold separately)

Includes:

Flush matching wedding band for R401 Solitaire https://www.etsy.com/listing/114484123/classic-french-10k-white-gold-30-carat

* 1 x over 3.0 grams TW (approx) of cast solid 10K white gold band size 7 (sizable)
* 25 x round 0.013 ~ 0.015 carat laboratory gown pink sapphire stones
* Deluxe jewelry boxes

Features:

* Occasion: Engagement, wedding, anniversary, special gift
* Style: Classic, French, Renaissance
* Comfort Fit Shank
* Solid Metal Casting
* Master Hand Polish
* Official Metal Stamp
* Advanced CAD-CAM production
* Visual Appeal and Elegance
* Designer Direct Savings
* Also available in yellow gold, rose gold, black gold and platinum
* Sapphire is a September birthstone
* Proudly Made in USA

Delivery:

* Free USPS insured delivery within United States
* Express USPS insured int'l delivery to Canada, UK and Australia
* Shipping is within 8 to 10 business days with tracking

Please note:

* All metal and stone measurements and totals are approximated by production manufacturing computers and may differ slightly.
* Stone settings in pave, prongs, bezel, channel or invisible may differ slightly as the stones are set by a master hand.
* All jewelry images are professional catalog renderings generated by production imaging computer in 3d and are not real photographs, it's visual perceptions may differ slightly from monitor type and resolution.

Detailed policy and purchase terms are available at:
www.etsy.com/shop/artmasters/policy

Best,
Gnel Karapetyan
Art Masters - Designer Direct Bridal Jewelry


          Hyperconverged infrastructure. It's all about the services   

If HCI sounds simple, that’s because it is

Sysadmin blog Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) isn't a product, it's a feature. The future lies in turnkey cloud solutions. This means that there are certain IT services HCI vendors need to bring to the table to remain relevant.…


          Where did I go?   
I have not posted to my blog for 11 days! It’s OK for me to slip on this one part of my new years resolutions. I have been very busy, we could have a new baby anytime. Work and life are so busy right now. And Twitter might have played a small role in my … Continue reading Where did I go?
          Lead, Comp & Talent Operations - Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Manila   
Followed, and set an example for team member(s). Delivery of day-to-day operational transactions, audits, and ticket resolution....
From Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:52:25 GMT - View all Manila jobs
          Customer Service Representative - QUALITY BPO SOLUTIONS - Manila   
POSITIONS: Customer Service Representatives Enjoy the following Compensation and benefits if you Join us: - Premium Pay for Experience - Extended
From Indeed - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:51:13 GMT - View all Manila jobs
          Le Google des influenceurs Upfluence remporte les Trophées martech   
La start-up franco-américaine a été primée à l'occasion du Forum du Club des Directeurs marketing et communication de l'IT, qui se tenait ce 30 juin à Paris.
          Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon) : "Nous installerons au moins trois datacenters AWS en 2017 en France"   
Nouveaux projets et services, déploiement dans l'Hexagone… Le directeur technique d'Amazon décrypte sa stratégie en matière de cloud.
          Un virus destructeur à source de la cyberattaque qui a balayé l'Europe   
Plusieurs dizaines d'entreprises ont été ciblées ce 27 juin. Un virus déguisé en rançongiciel est pointé du doigt. L'attaque s'est étendue à toute l'Europe.
          Child Care - Master Solutions Inc. - Brampton, ON   
Prepare and feed nutritious meal. Maintain a safe and healthy environment for child. We are looking for Full time/Permanent _*LIVE OUT*_ nanny for our two years... $13.50 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:37:51 GMT - View all Brampton, ON jobs
          Cabinets de recrutement informatique : de la nécessité de se réinventer à l’aube de l’ubérisation   
Entre 2015 et 2016, le nombre de Chief digital officers (CDO) a triplé dans les entreprises françaises. Elles sont aujourd’hui 62 % à avoir recruté un responsable de leur transformation digitale. Quel enseignement faut-il en tirer ?
          Veteran Pipeline Infrastructure Engineer Shannon Rasmussen Joins QS Energy To Lead Global Commercialization of AOT Flow Assurance Technology   

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - June 30, 2017) - QS Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: QSEP), a technology solutions provider for the energy industry, today announced it has named Mr. Shannon Rasmussen as its new Vice President of Engineering, adding a key industry veteran who, along with new CEO Jason Lane, will help lead commercialization efforts for QS Energy's Applied Oil Technology (AOT) -- an integrated system that improves critical operational efficiencies for pipeline operators worldwide.

          Live -Out Nanny - Master Solutions Inc. - Mississauga, ON   
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. Prepare and feed nutritious meal. Take children to and from school and to appointments.... $13.50 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:03:34 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          Digital Compliance Expert   
NJ-Mount Olive, Job Description: This contractor role will provide the opportunity to be a project manager on the Digital Business Delivery team. The Digital Business Team is an engaged and high performing global team, delivering value and capability to the global segments through premium customer focus, delivery excellence and agile solutions. This role will support the Digital Compliance Program and will provid
          UPS Sr. Data Scientist   
NJ-Mahwah, Senior Data Scientist We’re the obstacle overcomers, the problem get-arounders. From figuring it out to getting it done… our innovative culture demands “yes and how!” We are UPS. We are the United Problem Solvers. About Information Management at UPS Technology: Our Information Management teams are responsible for designing and supporting data solutions to meet UPS’s rapidly changing business needs
          UPS Lead Data Scientist   
NJ-Mahwah, Lead Data Scientist We’re the obstacle overcomers, the problem get-arounders. From figuring it out to getting it done… our innovative culture demands “yes and how!” We are UPS. We are the United Problem Solvers. About Information Management at UPS Technology: Our Information Management teams are responsible for designing and supporting data solutions to meet UPS’s rapidly changing business needs.
          Citrix Network Support Administrator   
NJ-Newfoundland, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Citrix Network Support Admin in Newfoundland, New Jersey (NJ). Specific Job Duties Include: Provide level II support for technology issues This role will interface with vendor support and engineering teams to perform root cause analysis or improve current solutions to provide value to the organization This role provides server, network LAN/WAN, telep
          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
          Solution Centre Associate - Full Time - BlueShore Financial - British Columbia   
Grants mortgages, consumer loans and other credit applications within assigned lending limits. Be Richly Valued....
From BlueShore Financial - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:30:11 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          21net équipe les nouveaux TGV L'Océane en WiFi haut-débit    
Après avoir mis en place avec succès sa solution d'accès Internet à bord sur les lignes Paris-Lyon en 2016 et Paris-Lille en 2017, la société 21net embarque le WiFi haut-débit à bord...
          How Alternative Dispute Resolution Promotes Injustice   
Alternative Dispute Resolution is a blanket term referring to non-litigious methods of resolving legal disputes. Mainstream media and legal commentary endorse these alternatives as providing win-win, power balancing situations for all parties involved, whether corporate citizens, or natural persons. Taking into account zealous adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by corporate and political elites it More
          When You Need To Register A Custom Domain For Your Existing Website   
Asking for a think that you do not have or going to buy a thing that you need is another thing and that thing is very crucial for sure. When you know a thing like domain registration would be your Continue reading When You Need To Register A Custom Domain For Your Existing Website
          status changed; resolution set   
  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix

"There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it."

Since we can't remove .get_profile() without breaking backwards compatibility, only a slight stylistic subjective advantage at best, there is little motivation to add this.


          Graphics Programmer - Anti-Matter Games Limited - Remote   
Implement new graphics and lighting solutions into existing engines, for example:. Research and develop new graphics technology and tools for our developers....
From Anti-Matter Games Limited - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:33:43 GMT - View all Remote jobs
          Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Absolution   
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          Donnarumma : décision lundi ?   
Cet article vous est proposé par notre partenaire PARISTEAM.fr 15:45 –   Autour du PSG Présentation de Gianluigi Donnarumma Gianluigi Donnarumma a enfin terminé sa saison. Le gardien italien va maintenant penser à son avenir, et trois solutions s’offre à lui : aller au PSG, rejoindre le Real Madrid ou alors prolonger avec […]
          LIG Assets, Inc. Announces Comprehensive Search for New CEO and CFO to Lead The Company Into Next Phase of Growth   

LIG Assets, Inc. Announces Termination of CEO, Kenneth Wiedrich and Dissolution of The Advisory Board


          La police n'est pas une solution à long terme | Duma - Bulgarie   
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          Formulation Researcher   
CA-Milpitas, Bayside Solutions is seeking a Formulations Researcher to be a part of our partner's team in the San Francisco South Bay Area. This is an opportunity to work with a startup Biotechnology company focused on providing therapeutics for gastrointestinal diseases. Our partner's culture is fast paced and passionate about innovative drug discovery and development. Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was f
          Oxfam welcomes independent process to address community grievances in Uganda land dispute   

Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.

The Office of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman (CAO) handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It has confirmed that it will launch an independent process to find a resolution to the dispute involving the UK’s New Forests Company (NFC). The IFC has invested in an agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie, which has an equity stake in and seat on the board of NFC.

Oxfam has been calling for an independent investigation since September when it published its research into the evictions in Mubende and Kiboga districts, based on extensive consultations with hundreds of individuals from the affected communities. The CAO has accepted the eligibility of the complaints that were filed by Ugandan communities and co-signed by Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance. This is the first step in a process which Oxfam believes could secure redress for the communities, who have lost their homes and the land they relied on for their livelihoods.

The CAO process aims to find a negotiated resolution between the complainants, the company and any others relevant to the process. NFC has already confirmed that it will participate in this process.

Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: “This is an important step towards giving a voice to the thousands of people left destitute. We hope it will lead to securing the redress they deserve.

“We welcome New Forests Company’s commitment to participate in this process and look forward to finding a resolution as soon as possible.”

Oxfam’s focus on this case is part of the international agency’s GROW campaign, which aims to secure a future for everyone to have enough to eat. Oxfam is concerned about the accelerated rush for land, especially in Africa, and the lack of effective international rules to protect the poorest people who depend on the land for food.

In the next stage of the CAO process, up to six months will be spent on clarifying the issues and concerns raised by the complainants and gathering information on how others involved see the situation. This will help the CAO and all relevant parties to determine whether and how they might be able to resolve the issues. The CAO will then publish a report containing its assessment of the situation, which will describe the proposed course of action that has been agreed by all.

Read more

What are land grabs and why is Oxfam trying to stop them?

Oxfam's campaign to fix the global food system

English
Pull quotes: 
We welcome New Forests Company’s commitment to participate in this process and look forward to finding a resolution as soon as possible.
Quotee's organisation: 
OxfamGB Chief Executive
Notes to editors: 

Complaint letters were sent to the CAO from the affected communities in Kiboga and Mubende on December 20, outlining the adverse social impacts related to the NFC operations. Both Oxfam and the Uganda Land Alliance were co-signatories. To view the letters, visit: http://www.cao-ombudsman.org

Contact information: 

For more information, contact Lucy Brinicombe, +44(0)1865 472192 / +44 (0)7786 110054 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

Space: 
Space only: 
Regions and Countries: 
Quotee: 
Barbara Stocking

          Lead Infrastructure Engineer   
FL-Miami, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client that is searching for a Lead Infrastructure Engineer in Miami, FL. Position Summary: The Lead Infrastructure Engineer will provide comprehensive system design, analysis, and product support for applications and initiatives within the company Technology Solutions team. They will also act as team lead for the SCCM engineers and system admins on the Web, Mobility
          Eight Simple Ways to Enhance Your Car’s Music Experience   

There is never a need to put up with terrible sound quality as you cruise down the road. A handful of minor tweaks can give your tweeters something to sing about. If you are dealing with treble trouble or bad bass, then the following are eight simple ways to pump up the jams that you will want to take note of: 1. Upgrade Your Speakers Stock factory paper speakers and low-quality installations will leave your listening experience flat on the dash. If you want good sound, spring for a decent set of speakers, you’ll be glad you did! 2. Insulate Your Doors Insulating your doors with sound-deadening material by HushMat will reduce vibration and distortion, boost the quality of your car audio installation, and improve your overall sound quality. This is often overlooked, and can make a big difference in the listening experience. 3. Amp It Up More power equals more sound. If you like to crank it up, then you have to give your speakers the juice they need to deliver the clean sound you desire. A well-built amp is just what the audio engineer ordered for top-quality sound. Did you know most speakers blow out due to too little power? This causes the speaker to work harder than designed, heat up faster, and significantly shortens speaker life. Give ‘em the power they need, and they’ll give you years of great sound! 4. Equalize the System Every car is different, and sound will react differently depending on the layout and materials within the interior. An equalizer makes it possible to adjust the sound coming from each speaker for maximum performance. 5. Seal in the Subwoofer Air leaking from around the subwoofer can dilute the sound, resulting in less volume. A well-sealed subwoofer helps contain the sound and direct it best acoustically into the listening environment. 6. Upgrade the Receiver A solid receiver is essential for receiving clear radio signals, smooth CD spins and clear MP3 playback. You will want to select a receiver that has the USB ports and the extras you need to connect your devices to your car audio system. Today’s most popular features like Bluetooth and CarPlay are available in many models in all different price ranges. 7. Splurge on Wire One of the most important elements of audio installation is often ignored. High-quality speaker wire is essential for high-quality sound. You will want to choose wire gauges that are matched to your speakers and their position within the vehicle. 8. Put in a Capacitor Not a flux capacitor unless you plan to go back in time. A simple capacitor will be more than enough to keep the power flowing from the battery to the amp and through your speakers, and keep lights from dimming as well as reducing strain on your vehicles charging system.       Audio Express Are you wondering “Where can I get car audio near me? The answer is Audio Express because we have plenty of stores located throughout the region. We will be happy to listen to your needs and recommend the solutions that will deliver the listening experience you desire. We can help you enjoy concert-quality sound if you love to cruise to Chopin, jam with some jazz or put the pedal to the Metallica. 

The post Eight Simple Ways to Enhance Your Car’s Music Experience appeared first on Audio Express.


          Frozen shoulder bombshell: it ain’t self-limiting   

Everyone who knows anything about frozen shoulder knows that it goes through three phases, even without treatment — a painful phase, a stiff phase, and recovery/thawing phase. And then you’re good. It’s “self-limiting.” Right? This is in all the textbooks! Dr. Christopher Kevin Wong found convincing evidence that it’s all wrong:

It turns out… not so much. In fact, while no evidence supported the natural history theory, evidence from multiple randomized control trials with longitudinal data directly contradict the theory of a recovery phase that leads to complete resolution for frozen shoulder. That the findings so starkly contradict the accepted view of frozen shoulder, as reflected by clinical reviews, research article introductions, textbooks, and reputable health websites has prompted reflection on how such an assumption made it into the medical knowledge base.

In other words, how the #%!*& did this happen? Basically it was a mistake that just got repeated until it was entrenched. Once it’s in a few textbooks, it’s game over for the truth.

So frozen shoulder probably does not consistently “thaw.” This is a bombshell, and a credible one, and bad news. I’ve always thought frozen shoulder is an interesting mess of a topic. It just got even more interesting and messy.

And how long will it be until most physiotherapists know about this? Start your timers. Bet it takes 20 years.


[Go to this post on PainScience.com]


          Re: how to apply visibility security on menu items or menu groups ?   

Well if it's data it might be easier actually.

If you are using a selection field in your record definition ("Request" for example) and a fixed list of values then yes it will be a problem.

 

A possible way would be to create a record definition (let's say "Menu Item" so it'll bring back memories ) that will hold the item list (so "request", "approve" etc...).

Then you create a named list based (let's say "request type") on this record definition "Menu Item").

Then in your record definition "Request" instead of having a selection field, you have a character field and you select as the named list "request type".

So now in your record editor in the UI design you will have a list with "request" or "approve".

 

Now the next step is hiding some entries. To do this you could implement some of the solution I mentioned or simply use the "security labels":

Creating or modifying security labels in record definitions - Innovation Suite


          Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7   
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7 New DLC Pack Features Four Diverse, New Multiplayer Maps Actress Cassandra Peterson Reprises Her Iconic Role of Elvira in New Zombies Experience “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!” set in a 1950s Creature Feature June 30, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 7, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow. “Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.” Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, the next action-packed chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience, once again features the return of Willard Wyler, the enigmatic movie director villain portrayed with voice and likeness by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Gotham). Wyler has trapped the four protagonists inside an all-new horror film, set in the 1950s and in the style of the Creature Feature films of the era. Players will fight a new array of zombie enemies across a ravaged beach town where a government science experiment has transformed the residents into flesh-devouring zombies and introduced a new biological menace into the city. Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style. New weapons, traps and more will augment the hallmark Call of Duty action, with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) as “the Scientist;” Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) as “the Rebel;” Jay Pharoah (White Famous, Saturday Night Live) as “the Soldier;” and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) as “the School Girl,” all making a return from the ongoing story in this all-new experience. In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, Absolution will also include four new multiplayer maps: Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted. Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theatre house in this small, tight-quarters map. Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls. Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution releases on July 7, 2017 first for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. The game is rated MA15+ for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
          Increase video resolution without embedding   

by Carlos Zurera Andrés.  

Hi guys!!

I need to increase the default video resolution in my platform but I don't know how to do it without a video embed. I have to use personal videos so it is not possible to upload in youtube or other platforms. I modified the following lines in /lib/medialib.php:


if (!defined('CORE_MEDIA_VIDEO_WIDTH')) {
    // Default video width if no width is specified; some players may do something
    // more intelligent such as use real video width.
    // May be defined in config.php if required.
    define('CORE_MEDIA_VIDEO_WIDTH', 600);
}
if (!defined('CORE_MEDIA_VIDEO_HEIGHT')) {
    // Default video height. May be defined in config.php if required.
    define('CORE_MEDIA_VIDEO_HEIGHT', 400);


but the video still in the same resolution, only changes the size of the frame, increasing with black.


Any suggest?


Thanks a lot!


          Problem with triggers in database   

by Vladimir Miranovic.  

Hello,

I have a problem in my Organization, we have a Moodle (2.9 and 3.2) with online courses and we need to remove completed or dropped enrollments from our moodle site/courses, but also we need to keep records of all enrollments, completions and group membership, for reporting (quarterly, yearly or ad-hoc).

For that reason I got idea to create copy of Moodle original tables in the same database (live Moodle). For example for enrol (original table) I made xenrol (copy of original table, with less fields), and for course (original table) I made xcourse (copy of original table, with less fields). I also made user_enrolments, groups, groups_members, course_completions, and for user I don’t need a copy, as also for grades (grades_grades_history), and certificates (there is a plugin for keeping cetificates).

After that I created a trigger on the after insert event on original course table (and similar on other tables).

DELIMITER $$

CREATE TRIGGER writetoxcourse

AFTER INSERT

ON m320_course FOR EACH ROW

BEGIN

                INSERT INTO m320_xcourse (xid, xcategory, xfullname, xshortname, xidnumber, xstartdate, xenddate, xgroupmode, xgroupmodeforce, xtimecreated, xtimemodified)

                VALUES (id, category, fullname, shortname , idnumber, startdate, enddate, groupmode, groupmodeforce, timecreated, timemodified);

END$$

DELIMITER ;

 

However, when I try to create new course, I get error from Moodle (same with other tables), and when I remove trigger from course table everything is functioning normally.

Idea of make copies of the tables in same database coming from simplicity of accessing and doing reports from standard “Configurable Reports” or “Ad-hoc”.

Maybe someone will write local plugin with this “Mini SYS in Moodle” in the future, but we need solution now (our funding depends on reporting), please help.

 



          Online Code Sessions on JAX-RS, JSON API, and Java EE   

With the Java EE 8 release coming up this summer, now is the best time to get up to speed with important APIs. You are invited to a free Code Online webinar to learn about key Java EE 8 APIs and how to connect your mobile applications to a Java EE backend. Join us for three hours of server-side development. For your convenience, the webinars are available in three time zones. 

June 20 at 9:30 AM PDT -   Oracle Code Online - Americas   
June 21 at 9:30 AM IST -   Oracle Code Online - APAC   
June 22 at 9:30 AM CEST -  Oracle Code Online - EMEA    

Here are the sessions! 

Reactive REST Clients in a Microservices Landscape with David Delabassee. When designing microservices exchanges, REST is clearly the most popular approach, i.e. the de-facto standard. JAX-RS API hides all the low-level details behind RESTful calls. Complexity really starts to arise when multiple remote services need to be consumed in highly efficient manner. During this technical session, we will cover in details different solutions and best practices to efficiently consume REST services. This includes: 

- Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous
- Jersey Reactive Client API
- Popular Reactive libraries (e.g. RxJava)
- JAX-RS 2.1 Client API

How to use the new JSON Binding API with Dmitry Kornilov. JSON support is an important part of Java EE. This session provides a deep dive into JSON-P and JSON-B APIs explains how they are connected and can be used together. We will introduce and demonstrate new JSON-P features such as JSON Patch, JSON Pointer, and JSON Merge Patch as well as JSON-B features such as default and customized mapping, adapters, and serializers.

Enterprise Functionality for Mobile Apps with Johan Vos

Today an increasing number of companies and organizations are facing demands from their users (customers, partners, employees, and end-users) to make their enterprise functionality available via mobile apps. While many concepts that are used on the web also apply to mobile apps, the users of those apps typically expect more than just a website. In this session, we will demonstrate how you can reuse your existing investments in enterprise code and infrastructure, and easily add a mobile channel. We will demonstrate how the Oracle Cloud provides a great platform for bridging the gap between your enterprise code and the mobile apps your users are asking for.

Register now for the event in your timezone. These sessions are part of the server-side track. You will also have access to four more tracks including database, mobile, DevOps and full stack tracks.  


          Psychiatrist - Terrace Wellness Group - Kanata, ON   
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          Diplomacy and mediation   
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          Senior Account Executive- Eastern Region-Consumer & Commercial Solutions - Newell Brands - Nova Scotia   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
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          Process/Factory Workers   
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          Process/Factory Workers - Northgate   
QLD-Northgate, Great opportunity for experienced and inexperience process/factory workers. Workforce solutions is a national labour hire company that provides various labour hire and staffing requirements, to a large range of organisations. We are looking to fill warehouse and factory worker roles. Our client, leaders in manufacturing and distribution sectors are seeking candidates that are willing to learn and
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          Amazing tiny home with its own pirate treehouse is the ultimate woodsy getaway   
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          Making Things Easy and a New Years Resolution   
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          Gear Manufacturing with Standardized Components from the Modular Solutions Line   
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          Account Executive - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
Ability to manage large accounts as well as hunt for net new accounts. OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally....
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          Truck Driver / Batcher - Lafarge Canada - Red Lake, ON   
Paperwork – circle checks, delivery ticket information. _*Lafarge*_ in Eastern Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in aggregates, cement, and...
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          Сергей Востриков: Онлайнчат на страницах решений Маркетплейс и Приложений24   
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Радостная новость: можно поставить на страницах ваших решений CRM-виджет Битрикс24 - онлайн-чат, коннекторы к социальным сетям и мессенджерам. Что может быть лучше живого общения с потенциальными покупателями? Ничего, если, конечно, стоит задача повысить продажи . Теперь у вас такая возможность есть. Рекомендую ей воспользоваться!

Есть небольшой ряд нюансов, на которые сразу хочу обратить внимание:
  1. Если вы работаете с коробкой Битрикс24, то, к сожалению, url из виджета нашу валидацию не пройдет. Мы не можем вставлять на свои ресурсы внешние JS, содержимое которых никак не контролируем. Возможно, получится что-то хитрое придумать для коробки, но пока нет, увы.
  2. Мы знаем, что вы знаете, но все же хочется еще раз подчеркнуть - правила Маркетплейс действуют в рамках вашего общения с клиентами. В частности, авторам нельзя предлагать прямые покупки своих решений и продуктов 1С-Битрикс в чатах. Помните про партнерские продажи, пожалуйста. Уводя клиентов, вы создадите стратегические проблемы для самих себя, потому что ваши решения просто перестанут рекомендовать участники партнерской сети. Успешные разработчики очень хорошо знают, насколько важны партнеры. В любом случае это будет плохая идея, потому что, коллеги, будем жестко отключать по результатам анонимных проверок. Сослаться потом на "косяк конкретного сотрудника", нарушившего правила, не получится, к сожалению. Вы отвечаете за всех своих сотрудников.
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          Готовый сайт строительной компании от Simpletemplates.ru   
Вы сможете легко создать готовый сайт строительной компании с помощью данного решения.

Решение включает в себя:

– Слайдер акций и спецпредложений
– Раздел Каталог проектов с фильтрацей по свойствам, слайдером фотографий
– Раздел Стоимость с поиском по прайс-листу без перезагрузки страницы
– Раздел Фотогалерея, для размещения фотографий в папках
– Разделы Услуги, Статьи, Новости, Документы, Акции, Вакансии, История компании, Отзывы
– Раздел Контакты со списком офисов с Яндекс картой и формой обратной связи
– 5 различных форм для сбора контактов
– Кнопки социальных сетей

Решение полностью адаптивно, работает на мобильных устройствах и планшетах. Для удобства доработок и вёрстки поддерживает популярный css-фреймворк Bootstrap 3. Включает 6 встроенных цветовых схем, так же после установки Вы сможете настроить свои цвета.

Поддерживает композитный режим работы, что позволит ускорить загрузку сайта в разы.

Решение подготовленно к SEO оптимизации.

Посмотрите демо по ссылке Онлайн-демо. Если возникнут вопросы, будем рады ответить, пишите!

Категория: Готовые сайты, Каталог товаров, услуг, Корпоративный сайт, Строительство, Строительство
Цена: 7500 руб.
Разработчик: SimpleTemplates
          Запрос курса валют с НБ РК   
Автоматическое обновление курса валют на сайте с сайта Национального банка Республики Казахстан. Данное решение действительно только для базовой валюты KZT.

Категория: Для интернет-магазина, Другое
Бесплатный модуль
Разработчик: Компания FixIT.kz
          Мибок: Модуль расписания   
Универсальное решение, позволяющее создать полноценное расписание с фильтром и записью. Расписание разработано с использования модуля "Инфоблок", чтобы заполнять его было привычно и просто.

Возможности:
  • Быстрая и простая установка с демо-данными
  • Несколько готовых цветовых схем для занятий
  • Гибкая настройка параметров фильтра
  • Гибкая и быстрая настройка инфоблока расписания
  • Опциональное регулирование возможности записаться на занятие
Решение идеально подходит для любого сайта, на котором нужно отразить расписание занятий, тренингов, выставок, приема, работы:
  • Спортивная школа
  • Художественная школа
  • Музыкальная школа
  • Школа искусств
  • Театральная школа, кружок студия и курсы
  • Курсы фотографирования
  • Школа танцев и балета
  • Школа иностранных языков, курсы иностранных языков
  • Культурно-просветительский центр
  • Кружок кройки и шитья, школа модельера, школа стиля, курсы обучения стилистов
  • Развивающий детский центр
  • Спортивный центр и спортивная секция
  • Фитнес клуб
  • Школы боевых искусств
  • Йога
  • Выставочный зал
  • Клиника, больница
  • и прочие


Категория: Инструменты, Контент-менеджеру, Другое, Поддержка клиентов, Другое
Цена: 2900 руб.
Разработчик: Mibok Internet Agency
          Алексей Коваленко: Не забудьте обновить BXReady: сайт компании   
Вкратце.

В апреле мы уже запустили в бету обновления по автоподдержке отправки форм с подтверждением согласия с политикой конфиденциальности на решении BXReady. Сайт компании
http://joxi.ru/n2YnnwOSo6YNDA
недавно оно было переведено в стабильные релизы

Детали работы описали на блогах МАркетплейс
http://marketplace.1c-bitrix.ru/blog/personal-data-when-filling-out-forms-prodom/

Несколько минут демонстрацию того, как просто включить авторежим



Постскриптум
Так как ограничений на типы и колчичество форм в решение нет, то возможны как ручной тюнинг форм (без программирования, конечно) этого механизма, так и включение глобалного контроля над всеми формами решения, просто решите, что для вас проще.



          Магазин для БАДов и косметики   
Адаптивный интернет-магазин инструментов для БАДов и косметики. После установки магазина, Вам останется только поменять контактные данные и добавить свои товары.

Магазин универсальный - Вы можете продавать через него любые другие товары.


Категория: Готовые интернет-магазины, Продукты питания, Универсальные
Цена: 14000 руб.
Разработчик: VSFR
          Сайт-визитка для промышленной компании по переработке бумаги   
Адаптивный сайт-визитка для промышленной компании по переработке бумаги. После установки, Вам останется только поменять контактные данные и добавить свою продукцию.

Решение универсальное - Вы можете сделать на нём сайт любой другой направленности.

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          RESTful API   
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Категория: Для разработчиков, Инструменты, Разработка
Бесплатный модуль
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          SIMAI: Сайт музыкальной школы   
"SIMAI: Сайт музыкальной школы» - готовое адаптивное решение для создания современного сайта музыкальной школы. Решение полностью соответствует законодательству РФ, имеет версию для слабовидящих по ГОСТ и учитывает все потребности учреждений дополнительного образования.

Преимущества:

  • 100% соответствие требованиям законодательства по структуре и содержанию сайта.
  • Версия для слабовидящих по ГОСТ Р 52872-2012 "Интернет-ресурсы. Требования доступности для инвалидов по зрению"
  • Обязательный по закону раздел "Основные сведения об образовательной организации».
  • Адаптивность к мобильным устройствам.
  • Легкая и быстрая настройка внешнего вида и главной страницы сайта.
  • Продуманная и удобная структура сайта, разработанная специально для музыкальных школ.
  • Бесплатные учебные курсы по работе с решением.
  • Раздел "Законодательная карта», который динамически формирует таблицу соответствия страниц сайта всем стандартам.
  • Обновления при изменении законодательства.

Функциональные возможности решения, доступные уже на редакции "Старт»:

  • Специальный раздел "Отделы музыкальной школы».
  • Динамическая страница для каждого отдела с его описанием и списком преподавателей.
  • Динамическое "Расписание занятий».
  • Раздел "Афиша» для размещения информации о культурных событиях.
  • Список преподавателей с выбором по отделам и тремя видами отображения.
  • Персональная страница для каждого педагога с необходимой информацией и его расписанием.
  • Большие информационные возможности: 3 типа баннеров, новости, статьи, афиша и объявления.
  • Прайс-лист и своя страница для каждой платной услуги.
  • Фотогалерея с множественной загрузкой фотографий.
  • Раздел "Контакты» с динамической картой.


Категория: Готовые сайты, Персональный сайт, Образование
Цена: 9900 руб.
Разработчик: Интернет компания "Симай»
          MOBI724 GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC (MOBIF: OTCQB) | Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE: MOS) Final Issuance of Shares Pursuant to Provisions Concerning the Acquisition of the remaining 49% Shares of Mobi724 Solutions Inc. ("Solutions Inc.")   
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          MOBI724 GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC (MOBIF: OTCQB) | Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. (CSE: MOS) Final Issuance of Shares Pursuant to Provisions Concerning the Acquisition of the remaining 49% Shares of Mobi724 Solutions Inc. ("Solutions Inc.")   
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          "Towards a Global Compact for Refugees?" with Alexander Aleinikoff of Georgetown Law   
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Professor Alexander Aleinikoff, law professor and former dean at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses potential solutions to the global refugee crisis in his talk, "Towards a Global Compact for Refugees?" Aleinikoff is one of the world's foremost experts on immigration and refugee la


          Comment on Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S. by Robert Echavaria   
Jones Act compliant yes, but what about intellectual property (IP) infringement compliant? Many European and Asian vessel fabricators and OW EPC contractors have US patents on jack up barges and using installation vessels to construct wind parks. To what extent has this been investigated by Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) before announcing this design? As we saw in the UK when Enercon sued Siemens, A2SEA, and DONG over patent infringement liabilities on turbine control (Storm Control ramp down past cut out), the project developers and EPC contractors share in the liability because there isn’t full contractual indemnification on IP in the TSA or other agreements. The Enercon lawsuit threatened $5.3B in projects including operations at London Array and delayed start of construction on Westermost Rough and Gunfleet Sands. Research has shown there is approximately $2.2B in direct damages for patent infringement liabilities and over $74B in indirect losses (lost production, construction delays, alternative construction solutions, licenses in the IP rights) resulting from this matter, but still without any institutional process for dealing with it.
          RE: Unexpacted Storage Exception   

Moin Frank,

wie tauscht man den Treiber denn aus? Eine einfache Installation des Samsung Treibers hat bei mir keinen Erfolg gehabt - im Gerätemenager taucht immer noch der Microsoft Treiber auf.

Ich frage mich allerdings, warum der Samsung Treiber nicht direkt installiert wird. Die freundliche Dame vom Dell Support riet mir, mein Windows neu zu installieren - was in dem Fall ja nicht geholfen hätte - oder mich an die (kostenpflichtige) Dell Solution Station zu wenden.

Bis dann,

Ingo


          Marcus Haus Solutions, Home Improvement, Furniture, and More - Kansas City MO - Saturday June 24th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc   
Auction - Kansas City MO - Saturday June 24th, 2017 - Equip-Bid Auctions Inc | Rugs Furniture Home Improvement More These items are returns and surplus Use of stock photos does not apply a warranty or condition Please attend the preview to inspect the items you are bidding on It is the bidders responsibility to inspect preview and ask questions There are no implied guaranties or warranties for any items listed all purchases are AS IS Items are in various conditions from perfectly new never used used scratch n dent to nonfunctional It is the buyers respons
          Generating business with an all-in-one marketing solution   
You need an all-in-one marketing solution that can help attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong clients. With Placester’s unified solution, real estate agents sell 31% more homes than other agents ...
           C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used   
 C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used

C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used

Canon C300 MK II Camcorder Package 70 Hours,Used 3 months warranty Comes with: Original box Instructions 1x CA-A10 Ac Adaptor 1x BP-A30 Battery 1x CG-A10 Dual Battery Charger Top handle LCD Screen Control panel All leads   The EOS C300 Mark II is a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date.    Supreme 4K image quality and versatility With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD,withup to 15 stops of dynamic range,the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The cameraoffers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality,recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™  media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder,offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally,the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.    The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.   To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as automatic modes. These include,enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approx. 80% of the frame vertically and 80% horizontally), auto white balance and Face Detection AF, all making it easier for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go.     Instant integration into professional workflows Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality.The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, andXF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording,both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use.Filmmakers can select the resolution and codec type that best suits their production,with the EOS C300 Mark II capable of shooting at up to 30P in 4K or up to 120P in 2K/Full HD. The EOS C300 Mark II offers support for a wide range of colour space options, including BT.2020, the Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3. The camerais also the first Cinema EOS model to feature brand new Canon Log2 technology, which enables the 15-stops of dynamic range, significantly widerthan previous Cinema EOS cameras.The camera offers new versatility for sound recording too, supporting 4-channel audio recording in 16 or 24 bitand 48 kHz.   Designed for versatility The EOS C300 Mark II boasts the iconic Cinema EOS design DNA – a modular body that can be adapted to suit the needs of each shooter and filming situation, through the extensive range of compatible accessories. Internally, the EOS C300 Mark II also includes built-in electronically controlled glass ND (neutral density) filters, which reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 10 stops in expansion mode.Compatibility with the RC-V100 remote control and optional Wi-Fi controlalso enables ease of use in a wider range of locations.   The camera’s sensor read-out speed is now twice as fast as the original EOS C300, and further reduces rolling shutter distortion, allowing for crisp image capture in a moving environment, making it perfectly suited for capturing action sequences.   Leveraging Canon’s rich heritage in lens design, the EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with more than 90 current EF and EF Cinema lenses allowing operators to use their existing EF mount lenses. In addition, the EOS C300 Mark II comes equipped with Canon Cine servo zoom lens support, delivering one of the most comprehensive selections of lens possibilities for movie and broadcast production available in the market today.For further flexibility, shooters can opt to change the lens mount from the default EF Mount,to EF Mount with Cinema Lock, or tothe industry standard PL mount, as a service option .    


           Epic X Dragon (70 Hours) With Full Kit   
 Epic X Dragon (70 Hours) With Full Kit

Epic X Dragon (70 Hours) With Full Kit

RED  Epic X Dragon (70 Hours) With Full Kit With 3 months warranty   Kit includes: Red Epic x Dragon 6k Camera red epic x case red mini mag side ssd red epic ti pl mount red side handle in case 2 X Redvolt in case red dsmc canon eos mount aluminium redvolt travel charger red adapter module red quickplate module (model:790-0343) red sliding top handle wooden camera lw 15mm adapter  redlink bridge in case redmote in case 2 x mini-mag 512gb in case red dsmc pl motion mount red station red mini mag  RED 5" LCD touchscreen 4 x 5.650 (2) Stage Matte Box w top flag dsmc skin tone highlight olpf low light optimized olpf The Clutch shoulder rig 2 x Red Bricks red brick charger  red 3bnc to ob lemo sync cable lemo lcd to evf cable for red epic lemo circular connector to bnc RED STATION ESATA CABLE XLR 4 pin Male to lemo 6 Pin Female Power Cable For Red Epic  LCD/EVF cable Lemo FHG 1B 16PIN to16pin AC/DC ADAPTER 15V 150W w lemo connector usb to micro usb cable short usb to micro usb cable long usb 3.0 cable RED STATION FW800 CABLE RED STATION USB-TO-DC POWER CABLE   This EPIC-X RED DRAGON Collection features enough media, power and display options to get your production up and running. In addition to receiving an EPIC Pelican case, you’ll receive a REDMOTE® which will allow you to wirelessly control your camera with ease. The EPIC-X RED DRAGON Collection brings it all together, so that you don’t have to.   6K RESOLUTION  Every 6K frame is a 19 megapixel RAW image, which is up to 9x more pixels than 1080p HD. The amount of picture detail found in a 6K image goes beyond that of 35mm, comparing only to 65mm in image density. This means more precise VFX plates, reframing flexibility, and less aliasing artifacts and moiré. Even when outputting 6K footage to 4K or HD, your images will be cleaner and crisper compared to those captured at lower resolutions. When it comes to resolution, bigger is better.   16.5+ NATIVE STOPS  RED DRAGON sensors have a native dynamic range of over 16.5+ stops, giving you a huge advantage in challenging lighting conditions. An improved signal-to-noise ratio gives you confidence that your picture quality will be print and cinema ready from ISO 200 to 2000. Fewer filters, fewer IR issues, and less noise gives you more opportunities for perfect exposure. Vibrant colors, smoother skin tones, and improved tonal variations are just a few of the advantages of the RED DRAGON color science. Brilliant hues and accurate subtleties stand out in every frame, producing RAW images that are true to life. The next generation of sensor technology requires the next generation of color science.


          JONATHAN LEE RECRUITMENT: Plant Quality Manager   
£50000 - £60000.00 per annum + Car, Pension: JONATHAN LEE RECRUITMENT: Plant Quality ManagerUK Site Locations: Preston, Norwich & Milton KeynesSalary up to £60,000, company carContributory Pension scheme, 25 Days holidayThis UK manufacturing business provides a comprehensive range of market leading domestic heating solutions Preston, Lancashire
          040152 Suspension Medium ORTF MZL   
040152 Suspension Medium ORTF MZL

040152 Suspension Medium ORTF MZL

Rycote 040152 Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL) Special order - Delivery 1-2 weeks Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL) is suitable for a matched pair of Sennheiser MKH 8020/40/50 in ORTF Stereo configuration in an AE Windshield. Includes a MZL stereo Connbox. Main Benefits: Patented Lyre suspensions provide complete isolation against handling noise whilst safely gripping the microphone Our new small and medium modular bars are now more durable and less prone to wear and tear.   Comfortable pistol-grip handles allow handheld use, but also have a 3/8" boom adaptor in the base for quick transfer boom operation ORTF stereo recording was pioneered by the engineers at the French state broadcaster in the 1960s, and is defined as using a stereo pair of microphones with the capsules spaced 17cm apart, and at an angle of 110 degrees to each other.     A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension  provide a solution that is extremely resistant to unwanted vibrations such as cable-borne and handling noise.    The 5-pin XLRm output Connbox uses detachable Binder cables, with 130 mm tail - with MZL connectors. Includes: 1 x 016926 Connbox CB11 (2MZL Detachable) 1 x 048493 XLR Holder MK II 1 x 048402 Boom Poles Adaptor 4x Single Lyre 62(19/25) + risers 1 x Medium (2-Module)  Bar  


          040153 Suspension Medium ORTF LEMO   
040153 Suspension Medium ORTF LEMO

040153 Suspension Medium ORTF LEMO

Rycote 040153 Suspension Medium ORTF (LEMO) Suspension Medium ORTF (LEMO) is suitable for a matched pair of Schoeps CCM in ORTF Stereo configuration in an AE Windshield. Includes a LEMO stereo Connbox. Main Benefits: Patented Lyre suspensions provide complete isolation against handling noise whilst safely gripping the microphone Our new small and medium modular bars are now more durable and less prone to wear and tear.   Comfortable pistol-grip handles allow handheld use, but also have a 3/8" boom adaptor in the base for quick transfer boom operation ORTF stereo recording was pioneered by the engineers at the French state broadcaster in the 1960s, and is defined as using a stereo pair of microphones with the capsules spaced 17cm apart, and at an angle of 110 degrees to each other.   A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension  provide a solution that is extremely resistant to unwanted vibrations such as cable-borne and handling noise.  The 5-pin XLRm output Connbox uses detachable Binder cables, with 130 mm tail - with Lemo connectors. Includes: 1 x 016927 Connbox CB12 (2 LEMO Detachable) 1 x 048493 XLR Holder MK II 1 x 048402 Boom Poles Adaptor 2x Single Lyre 62 (19/25), 2 x Single Lyre 62(8) + risers 1 x Medium (2-Module)  Bar


          FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President   

FPDA Conference to Include Commence CRM President

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

Caretsky supports the following goals of the FPDA:

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

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

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

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-11835.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          One Stop CRM Shopping Fails Manufacturers and Distributors   

One Stop CRM Shopping Fails Manufacturers and Distributors

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/24/2007 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation, "Today's industrial sales environment is characterized by intense competition, strategic sourcing contracts, online auctions, customer pressure for self-service, and the ongoing debate over fee-based services. To thrive in this environment, industrial distributors and manufacturers need more than leading technology or efficient warehouses to achieve long-term growth."

Leading industrial organizations are looking outside their four walls to their customers for growth ideas. By leveraging the voice of the customer, these organizations achieve a competitive advantage in redefining sales and marketing, the all-important customer-facing portion of their operations.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers sell more, more effectively, Commence Corporation has developed this compendium of more than 40 smart practices in industrial selling, culled from interviews with leading executives within high-growth companies, and building on a comprehensive review of published perspectives on smart industrial selling.

Entitled "Smart Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results", this compendium focuses on the three key elements of a successful industrial sales effort: marketing strategy, sales management, and sales optimization through technology.

To learn more about industrial CRM for manufacturers and distributors interested organizations are directed to http://www.commence.com/MDCRM.asp, which offer a wealth of information about the subject as well as the ability to request the guide.

Commence Corporation knows that the information technology investments of sales departments are often wasted due to failed implementations. This study focuses on the keys to successful industrial selling, all of which can be enhanced with proper application of technology. Based on extensive experience, Commence Corporation believes that the only path to success is to first develop consistent marketing and sales processes, then utilize these processes in a disciplined manner reinforced by dynamic training and carried forward through effective coaching.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-11648.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader   

Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler Profiles Commence CRM Leader

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/31/2007 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems allow businesses to capture, track, and manage vital customer information. The explosive growth of CRM technology has attracted numerous companies, however the industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. "This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations" says Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation. "The concern of most businesses today is not the lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line."

For the past ten years the role of maximizing lifetime value of customers has dramatically changed with the implementation and utilization of CRM. Generic CRM solutions have failed, and core issues of leveraging technology to improve internal processes and ultimately the bottom line, are still at the forefront of the CRM efficacy discussion. Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, a leading CRM provider, is the software executive profiled in The Software Professional Journal by manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler. The entire feature can be read at http://www.softwareprofessionalpeople.com/article1.htm.

Caretsky's company has been providing software solutions to growing businesses for seventeen years and has witnessed all the trends in CRM. With this vast experience, Caretsky discovered long ago that rapidly deployable, cost effective solutions were the only way for customers to quickly and affordably reap the benefits of their investment.

Few CRM firms have taken the unique approach to meeting the key objectives businesses by streamlining internal business processes, improving sales processes, and delighting customers. Caretsky refers to this proven implementation methodology as S.T.E.P., the System Technology Execution Process. S.T.E.P begins with the fundamental knowledge that most customers must first deal with the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data management. Typically, vital customer data is spread throughout the organization in contact managers, back office systems and spreadsheets. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. The inability to gain access to a complete customer profile only serves to rob people of precious time that should be spent selling to or servicing customers. Management is clearly aware of this and they realize that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time.

"Many companies are entering the CRM market with generic solutions designed under a one-size fits all approach," says Caretsky. "Their business model is to try and sell the same solution to as many companies as possible regardless of the industry their in. This may have worked ten years ago, but it won't today. You simply cannot expect to sell your solution to a bank then walk across the street and sell it to an insurance company. You have to respect the complexity of their businesses and be prepared to understand and address their unique business requirements."

Commence has taken a unique approach to meeting these objectives beginning with the fundamental knowledge that most small to mid-size manufacturers and distributors must first address the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data sharing. The issue they face is that vital customer information is spread throughout their organization in contact managers, back office systems and excel spreadsheets and is often difficult to attain. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. This robs sales and service people of precious time during their day.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-10329.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence CEO Caretsky Shares Change Management Plan for Distributors   

Commence CEO Caretsky Shares Change Management Plan for Distributors

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/30/2007 -- One of the best ways that industrial organizations have found to make sure implementations "stick" is to have the management involved. When sales training is reinforced by management, the sales skills taught during training produced a 15% permanent increase in productivity.

Management needs to be involved in more than a cosmetic fashion. A senior member of the management team needs to attend the training, and this same manager should inspect the sales activities for a period of time to make sure they continuously are consistent with the new sales skills introduced during the training.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "By implementing a formalized sales process, distributors and manufacturers are fundamentally changing the way people do their jobs on a daily basis. There will be natural resistance." Caretsky suggests to develop a lean change management plan, the following questions should be answered:

• What motivation do sales people have to use the new system?
• What potential barriers are there to implementation?
• How can I overcome those barriers?
• How will I know if the implementation is successful?
• What do I expect during the transition?
• Who can people go to if they have questions?

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-10207.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM Focuses on Sales   

Industrial CRM Focuses on Sales

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/12/2007 -- The CRM industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations. The concern for most businesses today is not a lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "Contrary to popular belief all CRM solutions are not alike. Manufacturers and distributors are beginning to realize that they don't' need overly complex or costly solutions to efficiently manage customer relationships. These organizations are beginning to turn their attention to more affordable, easier to use solutions that address their industry specific business requirements."

Commence offers a customer relationship management solution that is focused on solving the issues facing today's manufacturers and distributors.

The Commence solution is designed to meet the following objectives:

• Streamline internal business processes
• Execution of a structured approach for optimizing the sales process
• Delight your customers with world-class customer service

Commence has taken a unique approach to meeting these objectives beginning with the fundamental knowledge that most small to mid-size manufacturers and distributors must first address the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data sharing. The issue they face is that vital customer information is spread throughout their organization in contact managers, back office systems and excel spreadsheets and is often difficult to attain. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. This robs sales and service people of precious time during their day.

Caretsky assures that "Industrial management recognizes this problem and realizes that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time."

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9988.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Distributors and Manufacturers Share CRM Concerns   

Distributors and Manufacturers Share CRM Concerns

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/27/2006 -- The role of manufacturing and distribution continue to meld. The common element is the need to customize and expand its system as business challenges require.

"Companies experiencing rapid growth in distribution are seeking a well structured system that enables the company to manage the many precise details of their business. Commence CRM for manufacturing and distribution enables expanded industry-specific customizations and material tracking capabilities," according to CEO Larry Caretsky.

There are so many players in the process before manufacturers and distributors ultimately make the sale. ACT! can only take an organization so far and there is often a natural progression to continue driving business growth. Caretsky notes, "Data in the Commence CRM system allows clients to achieve instant credibility with customers, and manage the many variables involved with samples, materials and partners efficiently."

Hundreds of employees or a handful must be able to effectively manage the full scope of customer relationships, including lead generation, sales opportunity management, support and accounting.

Leading Commence CRM clients suggest that while a variety of people use the CRM system, there are automated aspects that run once a parameter is set. Previously MIS personnel had to run the routines; now, the Commence introduces a sophisticated level of efficiency to handle many of these tasks. At the end of the process the goal is simple," according to Caretsky; "To manage margins by being more efficient, in most cases though effective CRM technology."

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9830.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Achieves Sales Optimization   

Commence Industrial CRM Achieves Sales Optimization

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/21/2006 -- Commence offers a customer relationship management solution that is focused on solving the issues facing today's manufacturers and distributors.

The Commence solution is designed to meet the following objectives:

• Streamline internal business processes
• Execution of a structured approach for optimizing the sales process
• Delight your customers with world-class customer service

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg/), "Contrary to popular belief all CRM solutions are not alike. Manufacturers and distributors are beginning to realize that they don't' need overly complex or costly solutions to efficiently manage customer relationships. These organizations are beginning to turn their attention to more affordable, easier to use solutions that address their industry specific business requirements."

The CRM industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations. The concern for most businesses today is not a lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line.

Commence has taken a unique approach to meeting these objectives beginning with the fundamental knowledge that most small to mid-size manufacturers and distributors must first address the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data sharing. The issue they face is that vital customer information is spread throughout their organization in contact managers, back office systems and excel spreadsheets and is often difficult to attain. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. This robs sales and service people of precious time during their day.

Caretsky assures that "Industrial management recognizes this problem and realizes that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time."

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9742.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled   

Customer Relationship Management Leader Larry Caretsky Profiled

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/19/2006 -- For the past ten years the role of maximizing lifetime value of customers has dramatically changed with the implementation and utilization of CRM. Generic CRM solutions have failed, and core issues of leveraging technology to improve internal processes and ultimately the bottom line, are still at the forefront of the CRM efficacy discussion. Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, a leading CRM provider, is the software executive profiled in The Software Professional Journal by manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler. The entire feature can be read at http://www.softwareprofessionalpeople.com/article1.htm.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems allow businesses to capture, track, and manage vital customer information. The explosive growth of CRM technology has attracted numerous companies, however the industry has been plagued by vendors offering overly complex solutions to solve basic business problems. "This has resulted in a low adoption rate and failed customer expectations" says Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation. "The concern of most businesses today is not the lack of technology, but rather how they can leverage technology to improve their internal processes and ultimately their bottom line."

Caretsky's company has been providing software solutions to growing businesses for seventeen years and has witnessed all the trends in CRM. With this vast experience, Caretsky discovered long ago that rapidly deployable, cost effective solutions were the only way for customers to quickly and affordably reap the benefits of their investment.

Few CRM firms have taken the unique approach to meeting the key objectives businesses by streamlining internal business processes, improving sales processes, and delighting customers. Caretsky refers to this proven implementation methodology as S.T.E.P., the System Technology Execution Process. S.T.E.P begins with the fundamental knowledge that most customers must first deal with the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data management. Typically, vital customer data is spread throughout the organization in contact managers, back office systems and spreadsheets. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. The inability to gain access to a complete customer profile only serves to rob people of precious time that should be spent selling to or servicing customers. Management is clearly aware of this and they realize that in order to become a more efficient sales and service organization they must get the right information in the hands of the right people at the right time.

"Many companies are entering the CRM market with generic solutions designed under a one-size fits all approach," says Caretsky. "Their business model is to try and sell the same solution to as many companies as possible regardless of the industry their in. This may have worked ten years ago, but it won't today. You simply cannot expect to sell your solution to a bank then walk across the street and sell it to an insurance company. You have to respect the complexity of their businesses and be prepared to understand and address their unique business requirements."

Commence has taken a unique approach to meeting these objectives beginning with the fundamental knowledge that most small to mid-size manufacturers and distributors must first address the problem of data capture, data consolidation and data sharing. The issue they face is that vital customer information is spread throughout their organization in contact managers, back office systems and excel spreadsheets and is often difficult to attain. Employees spend a significant amount of time trying to determine where or who in the organization has the information they need to address customer inquiries. This robs sales and service people of precious time during their day.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9654.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer   

Strategic Targeted Execution Process for Industrial Customer Relationship Management

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/15/2006 -- The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). a proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing high quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and an immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance and commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction and discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during this phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications will be made to tune the solution to the customers' specific requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9649.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by leading Manufacturing Journalist   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by leading Manufacturing Journalist

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/14/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "There is rarely one central database of customer information that can be accessed and shared among the people who need it to efficiently do their jobs. As a result, acting less like a team, these people act independently when conducting business and are far less effective.

Caretsky, noted in the feature article that "CEOs of these companies often share how their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provides them all the information they need, but fail to recognize that ERP systems provide information after the sale, not before or during the sales process. ERP systems provide no value for improving the efficiency of how to sell and service customers. This is one reason that forecast reports are always inaccurate."

According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist in a recent issue of Industrial Focus, "The foundation of any quality sales organization starts with the implementation and management of a sales process. These are the steps required by the sales representative to move the prospect from the initial introduction stage to the closing stage. Few industrial CRM systems provide manufacturers with a structured proven sales process or methodology for evaluating and managing each stage of the sales cycle. A pro-active approach to managing the sales process allows the sales manager to monitor and provide guidance during the cycle, as well as help sales representatives focus on the best opportunities." The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.trcutlerinc.com/54-55.pdf.

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

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9644.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM Is Not Generic CRM   

Industrial CRM Is Not Generic CRM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          SaaS for Industrial CRM Lead by Commence   

SaaS for Industrial CRM Lead by Commence

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/08/2006 -- Commence CRM On-Demand is delivered over the Internet at a fixed monthly fee per user and requires no upfront IT infrastructure cost.

Commence CRM On-Demand is a web-based CRM solution that enables businesses to manage customer relationships in an organized and efficient manner. An intuitive set of ready to use applications automates the customer facing aspects of manufacturing that directly impacts sales execution and customer service. Commence On-Demand is customizable and offers extensive reporting and graphical analysis.

Solutions are available for the following:

Contact Management
Sales Force Automation
Marketing and Campaign Management
Customer Service/Support
Project Management Accounting

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9547.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM by Commence Spells out Competitive Advantages   

Industrial CRM by Commence Spells out Competitive Advantages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          Industrial CRM via the STEP System   

Industrial CRM via the STEP System

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2006 -- Commence offers lean industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental lean CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Lean Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems. The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). a proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing high quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and an immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance and commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction and discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during this phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications will be made to tune the solution to the customers specific requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9402.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/29/2006 -- According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist in a recent issue of Industrial Focus, "The foundation of any quality sales organization starts with the implementation and management of a sales process. These are the steps required by the sales representative to move the prospect from the initial introduction stage to the closing stage. Few industrial CRM systems provide manufacturers with a structured proven sales process or methodology for evaluating and managing each stage of the sales cycle. A pro-active approach to managing the sales process allows the sales manager to monitor and provide guidance during the cycle, as well as help sales representatives focus on the best opportunities." The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.trcutlerinc.com/54-55.pdf.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "There is rarely one central database of customer information that can be accessed and shared among the people who need it to efficiently do their jobs. As a result, acting less like a team, these people act independently when conducting business and are far less effective.

Caretsky, noted in the feature article that "CEOs of these companies often share how their new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provides them all the information they need, but fail to recognize that ERP systems provide information after the sale, not before or during the sales process. ERP systems provide no value for improving the efficiency of how to sell and service customers. This is one reason that forecast reports are always inaccurate."

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

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9346.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler in Manufacturing & Logistics IT   

Commence Industrial CRM Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler in Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/27/2006 -- According to Thomas R. Cutler, Manufacturing Journalist, in a recent issue of Manufacturing and Logistics IT, Industrial CRM is experiencing huge growth. The article may be read in its entirety at http://www.logisticsit.com/absolutenm/templates/article-manufacturing.aspx?articleid=2428&zoneid=2.

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

According to Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation, "CRM for manufacturers must streamline sales processes by ensuring sales opportunities are tracked and closed consistently and efficiently with customizable workflow rules that automate stages in the selling process." As part of the lean manufacturing initiative, effective industrial CRM solutions will reduce errors by creating and modifying accurate quotes for prospects and existing clients using a full-featured product catalog that supports complex pricing levels, units of measure and discounts. The technology must allow quotes to be converted to orders, as well as modifying and saving orders until they are ready to be billed as invoices.

Caretsky suggested that another advantage of sector specific CRM is, "The ability improve demand management with sales pipeline visibility allows manufacturers to implement a sales forecasting process that delivers objective insights on sales activity, rather than subjective guessing."

Decreased client response times are also achieved when there is heightened visibility to manufacturing order status, inventory quantities, and current pricing; this empowers customer service staff with critical customer information.

Aftermarket sales are driving significant industrial CRM technology solutions because manufacturers recognize the value-added profit opportunities available with increased service and aftermarket sales. Only when the minutia of industrial customers' content is detailed in a CRM system can aftermarket sales opportunities be effectively exploited.
Understanding the idiosyncratic nature of manufacturing processes, industrial enterprises, and lean manufacturing principles mandates that CRM technology solutions recognize these unique sector traits to realize optimal benefits.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9331.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Lean Industrial CRM Teaches Methods to Avoid Dirty Data   

Commence Lean Industrial CRM Teaches Methods to Avoid Dirty Data

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/22/2006 -- In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "One of the most important things you can do when you decide to automate sales is to have one person responsible for the administration of your database. Unless you have a particularly business savvy IT department with hours to spare, you should probably look for an employee within your marketing and sales team. This person would maintain the data quality, reviewing new data that your team enters, and adjusting it as necessary. These people typically become experts at other valuable skills, such as creating reports, making minor customizations, and can be great at training new employees to use the system."

Caretsky suggests that Lean CRM is has many important variables. "With unreliable data, industrial distributors and manufacturers have reported they were unable to reap most of the benefits of a sales and marketing database. Salespeople will quickly realize the data is inaccurate, and revert to old habits to make sure they have the information they need to service customers. Another potential downfall is reduced customer service. The last thing you want is for customers to feel like you don't know them, especially if you've been doing business with them for years. But this is exactly what can happen if customer data is entered incorrectly, out of date, or mismanaged. This is problem is exacerbated by the prevalence of legacy systems in industrial organizations with decades of "dirty data". "

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9095.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits   

CRM on Demand Provides Unique Platform Benefits

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

Platform Highlights

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

Platform Benefits include:

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

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

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

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

Media Relations Contact

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


          S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency   

S.T.E.P. Formula Changes Industrial CRM Efficiency

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/10/2006 -- The deployment of any CRM system takes proper planning. In order to Assist customers during this process, Commence has developed S.T.E.P., (Strategic Targeted Execution Process). A proven methodology for the successful implementation of the Commence CRM solution.

S.T.E.P is the result of more than a decade of experience in providing High quality business solutions to small and mid-size businesses. By Working with hundreds of companies around the world, the company Acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver Business solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use. This Has allowed customers to realize the maximum value from products and An immediate return on their investment.

S.T.E.P outlines the key areas of responsibility, resource Requirements and timeframes for implementation. This helps the Implementation team guarantee a timely, cost effective and successful Installation process.

Outlined below is a brief overview of S.T.E.P

STEP I: Needs Analysis

Before the process begins it imperative to review the strategic Objectives of the CRM implementation and to gain management acceptance And commitment to begin the project. During this phase we clearly Define the policies and procedures for managing customer interaction And discuss how the system will automate this workflow.

STEP II: Project Planning

A detailed implementation plan will be created and finalized during This phase. It will outline the responsibilities of the Implementation team and those of in-house personnel. A system Administrator will be selected, as well as team members from each Department, who will work in conjunction with the vendor or system Integrator managing the implementation process.

STEP III: Implementation

It is during this phase that the software implementation will begin. System configuration and administration will be completed such as Setting up security profiles, e-mail accounts, data entry for drop Down menus and data migration from disparate systems. Administrative Training will also begin at this time.

STEP IV: Testing & Quality Assurance

An operational prototype of the system is up and running at this time. Operational issues are identified and resolved and basic modifications Will be made to tune the solution to the customers specific Requirements.

STEP V: Deployment & Training

During this phase the CRM system will be completely operational. Training will begin for all end users. Ongoing support will be Provided by the system administrator with assistance from Commence Corporations support staff.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9020.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Informing Business Decisions with Lean CRM   

Informing Business Decisions with Lean CRM

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/08/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "Analyze and review the data to inform business decisions is critical for Industrial executives. It is one of the most valuable parts of lean CRM sales automation system is the data accumulated after a few months of use."

To mine this data, smart industrial distributors and manufacturers have followed these steps.

1. Identify the business problem.
2. Mine data to transform data into actionable information.
3. Act on the information.
4. Measure the results.

Caretsky cites an example: A sales manager at an electrical distributor instinctively knew that some customers were getting too much service based on their volume of annual sales. To verify his gut feeling, he mined data in his sales and marketing database to see the number of quotes, calls, and service tickets for each customer and compared it to the total volume of sales in the previous 12 months. A list of 25 customers were obviously taking a lot of the sales team's effort, but delivering comparably little revenue. The sales manager then worked with each account's sales rep to come up with a plan to either increase the revenue from these customers or reduce the time spent servicing them. After 3 months of their efforts, he reviewed the data, and found that significant profitability improvements had been made.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-9010.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Manufacturers Admit Need for Sales Process   

Manufacturers Admit Need for Sales Process

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/06/2006 -- Commence offers industrial companies complete "Freedom Of Choice" to select the solutions and platform that best meets the business requirements of manufacturers and distributors. The comprehensive CRM Industrial application suite is available for use on premise or on-demand as a hosted service. Industrial leaders often build departmental CRM solutions with the award winning Commence Industrial CRM Framework. These choices are why so many industrial companies choose Commence as the solution for managing customer relationships. All Commence Industrial solutions support mobile or wireless connectivity and integration to back-office accounting and ERP systems.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./) "Countless experts and industrial executives have discussed the reasons for the recent changes in industrial sales – increased price pressure, global competition, and reverse auctions, to name a few. Some blame the Internet and its wealth of information, others blame cheap labor and the associated exodus to China and other countries. Instead of focusing on blame, the smartest industrial distributors and manufacturers view the current climate as a business challenge and focus on how to remedy the problem. And the solution is clear to leading industrial distributors and manufacturers, industrial consultants, and sales trainers: get a sales process."

Industrial distributors and manufacturers are not strangers to processes, reengineering, and systems. Plants and warehouses could not operate profitably without them. Manufacturers would not let accounting and purchasing departments improvise. Caretsky insists, "The more important and complex the task, the more likely that the effective principles and processes for successfully completing that task have been defined and codified. Yet, few have systematized their sales departments. Eighty-eight percent of distributor respondents to The Growth Portfolio Study, conducted by Sales Effectiveness Inc. and the YPS Group, do not have a documented, formal sales process. "

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8996.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Lean CRM Functionality in Automation.com Features Commence Corporation   

Lean CRM Functionality in Automation.com Features Commence Corporation

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/24/2006 -- Larry Caretsky, President of New Jersey-based Commence, (www.commence.com/mfg) developers of a stand alone industrial CRM solution, suggested that most ERP companies offering CRM have short-falls. According to Caretsky, "Managing the sales cycle and sales representative performance, marketing campaign management and integration with customer support are not provided by ERP tools."

According to Caretsky, "Smart industrial organizations gather several key data points during customer research, which all helps to define a CRM profile.

• How clearly can customers articulate your value proposition?
• How well do customers know products or services?
• What is the customers preferred method of purchasing products and services supplied?
• Who do customers consider to be the preferred supplier products and services?
• When do customers typically purchase products and services?
• Why do customers typically purchase products and services?
• How do customers use products and services?
• Who is the decision maker? Who else influences the purchase?
• How do customers evaluate suppliers?

According to the leading manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler at Automation.com Lean Industrial CRM is the fastest technology growth element in the manufacturing sector. Cutler asserts, "With up to ten years of continued process improvements on the plant floor, back office, and distribution operations, manufacturers have finally arrived at the front door of customer relationship management (CRM). Still engineering and operations focused, many senior manufacturing executives are strongly resistant and visibly uncomfortable in approaching lean CRM."

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8756.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Lean Industrial CRM Data Integration Lean by Commence Corporation   

Lean Industrial CRM Data Integration Lean by Commence Corporation

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/23/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "Integration is a word many vendors are afraid of, and with good reason if their software can't support it. But industrial distributors and manufacturers need to carefully think about integration before they write it off as a "nice-to-have". Depending on your functional requirements, integration may be a necessity."

There are two main kinds of integration to consider: back-end and contact management. If manufacturers choose to integrate sales and marketing database with back-end accounting, ERP, or manufacturing software, then the ability to provide the sales team with a complete view of the customer, potentially including order history, pricing requests, and ship dates. Integration can also significantly help with quote entry, follow-up, and tracking. By increasing the availability of product and pricing information, important tools are given to an industrial sales force to serve customers while gaining efficiencies. Once a manufacturers has a significant volume of reliable data, it can start to feed the data entered in the sales system to the back-end system to facilitate improved purchasing and manufacturing forecasting.

Caretsky suggests that Lean CRM is has many important variables. "If you choose to integrate contact management, then all relevant contact-related data, including calendar, will be available in software such as Microsoft Outlook and able to synchronize to the sales team's PDAs or Pocket PCs. The main driver behind contact management integration is to make sure users don't have to type the same piece of data more than once, an obvious waste of time, and something that most sales people are unlikely to actually do. "

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8736.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Lean Industrial Selling Results Offered by Commence   

Lean Industrial Selling Results Offered by Commence

Tinton Falls, New Jersey -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/22/2006 -- Four key elements – marketing, selling, sales management, sales automation - are touted as the key to a "high-performance sales culture". All four are critical to success, and therefore all four are addressed in this compendium including specific examples of smart practices from twelve of leading industrial distributors and manufacturers.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./) "In order to thrive in today's industrial environment, characterized by intense competition, strategic sourcing contracts, customers' pressuring for self-service, and the ongoing debate on fee-based services, industrial distributors and manufacturers need more than leading technological products or an efficient warehouse or plant to achieve long-term growth. Leading industrial organizations are looking outside of their four walls to the customer for growth ideas. Differentiating sales and marketing, the business customer-facing part of any company, is viewed as the way to achieve a competitive advantage. "

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

Commence Corporation
www.commence.com/mfg/
Larry Caretsky
Marketing@commence.com
732-380-9100

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8203.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          Commence Corporation Profiles Lean Change Management Plan   

Commence Corporation Profiles Lean Change Management Plan

Tinton Falls, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/18/2006 -- According to Larry Caretsky, President of Commence Corporation (www.commence.com/mfg./), "By implementing a formalized sales process, distributors and manufacturers are fundamentally changing the way people do their jobs on a daily basis. There will be natural resistance." Caretsky suggests to develop a lean change management plan; the following questions should be answered:

• What motivation do sales people have to use the new system?
• What potential barriers are there to implementation?
• How can I overcome those barriers?
• How will I know if the implementation is successful?
• What do I expect during the transition?
• Who can people go to if they have questions?

One of the best ways that industrial organizations have found to make sure implementations "stick" is to have the management involved. When sales training is reinforced by management, the sales skills taught during training produced a 15% permanent increase in productivity.

Management needs to be involved in more than a cosmetic fashion. A senior member of the management team needs to attend the training, and this same manager should inspect the sales activities for a period of time to make sure they continuously are consistent with the new sales skills introduced during the training.

In an effort to help industrial distributors and manufacturers thrive, Commence Corporation presents Practices That Pay: Leveraging Information to Achieve Industrial Selling Results, a compendium of smart practices from the leading industrial sales and marketing experts and organizations that are growing in today's challenging environment.

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

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-8147.htm

Media Relations Contact

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


          080210 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit   
080210 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

080210 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit

Rycote 080210 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit Suitable for Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH8000 series (No Connbox) Main Benefits: More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions Lighter and easier to set up Better isolation from shocks and vibrations   More versatile: fewer combinations cover a wider range of possible MS configurations ORTF stereo recording was pioneered by the engineers at the French state broadcaster in the 1960s, and is defined as using a stereo pair of microphones with the capsules spaced 17cm apart, and at an angle of 110 degrees to each other. Rycote's new ORTF Windshield kit is designed for matched pairs of Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH 8000 mics, and consists of a Lyre suspension, a cable clamp, and a 145mm Stereo Windshield & Windjammer large enough to comfortably accommodate the microphones. A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension and shared windshield combine to provide a solution that is extremely resistant to wind noise and unwanted vibrations such as cable-borne and handling noise. If required, additional protection against cable-borne noise can be ensured by purchasing variants of the ORTF kit which additionally include a Rycote Connbox. The first includes a Connbox with Lemo connectors for use with Schoeps CCMs, the other with MZL connectors for use with Sennheiser MKH8000 mics.   There are three variants of the kit, 2 with Connbox supplied (Lemo for Schoeps CCM or MZL for Sennheiser MKH 8020,8040 or 8050). The 5-pin XLR output Connbox uses detachable Binder cables, with 130 mm tail - with either MZL or Lemo connectors.


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          080211 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit MZL   
080211 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit MZL

080211 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit MZL

Rycote 080211 Stereo Windshield WS AE ORTF Kit (MZL) Suitable for Sennheiser MKH8000 series pair (MZL Connbox) Main Benefits: More robust: elastic bands have been replaced by the virtually unbreakable Lyre suspensions Lighter and easier to set up Better isolation from shocks and vibrations   More versatile: fewer combinations cover a wider range of possible MS configurations ORTF stereo recording was pioneered by the engineers at the French state broadcaster in the 1960s, and is defined as using a stereo pair of microphones with the capsules spaced 17cm apart, and at an angle of 110 degrees to each other. Rycote's new ORTF Windshield kit is designed for matched pairs of Schoeps CCM or Sennheiser MKH 8000 mics, and consists of a Lyre suspension, a cable clamp, and a 145mm Stereo Windshield & Windjammer large enough to comfortably accommodate the microphones. A specially designed Rycote mounting adapter bar keeps the microphones at the correct spacing and angle for ORTF recording, and the Lyre suspension and shared windshield combine to provide a solution that is extremely resistant to wind noise and unwanted vibrations such as cable-borne and handling noise. If required, additional protection against cable-borne noise can be ensured by purchasing variants of the ORTF kit which additionally include a Rycote Connbox. The first includes a Connbox with Lemo connectors for use with Schoeps CCMs, the other with MZL connectors for use with Sennheiser MKH8000 mics. There are three variants of the kit, 2 with Connbox supplied (Lemo for Schoeps CCM or MZL for Sennheiser MKH 8020, 8040 or 8050). The 5-pin XLR output Connbox uses detachable Binder cables, with 130 mm tail - with either MZL or Lemo connectors.  Includes: 1 x 040152 Suspension Medium ORTF (MZL) 1 x 010904 Windshield WS AE 1 x 021901 Windjammer WJ AE 1 x 048493 XLR Holder MK II 1 x 048402 Boom Poles Adaptor 1 x 016926 Connbox CB11 (2MZL Detachable) 4x Single Lyre 62(19/25) + risers Brush Hex head key   Compatibility: Sennheiser MKH 8020 - pair Sennheiser MKH 8040 - pair Sennheiser MKH 8050 - pair  


          086038 Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit   
086038 Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit

086038 Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit

Rycote 086038 Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit (086038) Suitable for Sennheiser MKH8020, 8040 and 8050 when used without their MZX XLR module.   Main Benefits: Flexible, complete windshield and suspension package, which provides varying levels of windshielding for numerous microphone configurations The iconic Windshield Kit is the industry standard, and leads the way in windshielding and suspension technology   The Modular Windshield WS 9 Kit offers a unique and highly effective solution for compact condenser microphones requiring wind protection and maximum shock isolation. It completely surrounds the compact microphone, sliding onto the XX-Small Suspension to provide up to 25dB of wind noise attenuation. The wind attenuation performance is equivalent to a Rycote full sized Windshield yet in a much smaller and lighter package – only 170mm x 105mm including end caps.   High quality synthetic fur-cover Windjammer for WS 9 provides the highest possible protection against extreme wind-noise. When using a Windjammer fitted over a Windshield up to 35 dB of windnoise attenuation can be achieved, producing excellent exterior audio recordings. Finding the correct Windshield Kit will depend on the type, length and diameter of the microphone. Because the whole microphone is encased in a windshield basket the total length of the microphone including the XLR cable must be accounted for, this means adding 50mm to the length of the mic.   For a windshield to work effectively the microphone should be mounted centrally within the windshield, therefore the microphone + XLR length should approximately equal the windshield body length. The body length of our windshields is the total length, excluding end caps.


          Corrosion Resistance Test   

For stainless steel surgical instruments, there are many tests which can be done,but the most important are the following:-

i- Copper Sulphate Test:
   During the process of manufacturing, it is very likely that certain free iron particles are left on the surface, which  are not visible ordinarily. This test is carried out to confirm the presence or otherwise of such particles. This test is done in a solution of CUSO and HSO at 15 C for 6 minutes. The instruments are thoroughly cleaned with soap and water and then rinsed in hot water. The instruments are then immersed in CUSO solution which   reacts with any Free Iron  on the surface of the instruments, and copper deposits on them. This Cu.deposit is removed by wet piece of cotton cloth. There shall be no plating at the periphery or drops of solution or at soldered or brazed junctions or dulling of polished surface caused by coppersulphate solution shall be disregarded. A slight plating of copper in small part of looks, ratchets and serrations of jaws shall also be discarded.

ii- Boil Test:
 The boil test requires immersing the instruments, in boiling distilled water. The instruments are cleaned with soapier water and thoroughly rinsed in hot water before putting in boiling water. The instruments are heated in boiling water for 30 minutes and let to stay in the water for 2 hours. These are removed and kept for 2 hours in open air prior to examination. The instruments are wiped with a dry cloth and inspected for visible sign of corrosion. Any blemish, not removed by vigorous hand rubbing with a cloth and shall be considered evidence of corrosion.




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          Project Management Professionals - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          ATIS Data Services Professionals - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          Desktop Management - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and...
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          Research Data Storage on Campus and Beyond   
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During this workshop, we will cover strategies, tools, and computational solutions to ensure the availability, the safety and the security of your research data and documents.
Location: Instructional Center, 37 Dewey Field Road

          CISCO Router/Switches Professionals - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          ATIS_Desktop Administrator Professionals - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and...
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          Archer-Administrator - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          Incident/Problem Management - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          Network Infrastructure - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          Splunk SIEM Platform Management - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          Google Compute Engine (GCE) - Accenture - Bangalore, Karnataka   
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          DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple 10.0.4.3   
The complete solution to remove Apple's Fairplay DRM protection.
          8 O'Clock Milk (Concept)   


Creative Agency: Brama Branding
Project Type: Concept
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Packaging Contents: Milk
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Plastic

Introduction:
The Belarusian milk shelf looks better with every year – packages are upgraded, new formats are evolving, and original solutions are emerging. The only segment remaining unchanged is low-priced milk: nothing interesting happens to a plastic pouch, its design is limited to the manufacturer's logo and “technical” information. So boring! What if to turn the form into the idea?

Project:
Visual concept of packaging, naming

Idea:
A square package of milk resembles a sleeping pillow. And milk is usually consumed after sleep and before bedtime. In the morning, it is added to cereals, smoothies, flakes, coffee, and a glass of warm milk with a cookie before going to bed is a favorite treat for many children. Therefore, a variable name: “8 a.m.” for fatter milk and “8 p.m.” for a lighter product.

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          PHOTOS: Israel To Security Council: Iran Used Jewish Symbol For Missile Practice   

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon revealed new information to the United Nations Security Council today about Iran’s ballistic missile program and their intention to harm Israel. In a document distributed to the Council members, Ambassador Danon provided new satellite imagery showing the Iranian military using the Star of David as the intended target of the Qiam, a medium-range MTCR category one ballistic missile, last November. The Star of David was painted in white on the ground as the target and a crater from the impact of the missile is visible next to the Star of David. This launch was in direct violation of Security Council Resolution 2231. “This use of the Star of David as target practice is hateful and unacceptable,” Ambassador Danon wrote. “The missile launch is not only a direct violation of UNSCR 2231, but is also a clear evidence of Iran’s continued intention to harm the State of Israel,” the Ambassador continued in his letter to the Council. Last month, the Iranians fired ballistic missiles at targets in Syria, and then released statements threatening Israel. This follows a series of ballistic missile tests conducted by the Iranians since 2015 in defiance of Security Council Resolution 2231. “The targeting of a sacred symbol of Judaism is abhorrent,” Ambassador Danon said about this revelation. “It is the Iranians who prop up the Assad regime as hundreds of thousands are killed, finance the terrorists of Hizbullah as they threaten the citizens of Israel, and support extremists and tyrants throughout the Middle East and around the world. I call on the Security Council to respond decisively to these Iranian violations and provocations,” the Ambassador concluded. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: UN photo)

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          Sen’Drive Solutions recrute 01 Stagiaire en Marketing & Communication   

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  Rental Software To use the particular software it is necessary to have the extensive knowledge of that particular software. For that either the organization employees need to be given the extra training or the organization having to hire the professional of that software. Both the options require the finance from the organization. But with the rental software both the options can be minimized as the software is easy to learn and also it does not require the professional to be hired. Vacation Rental Software Vacation rental software offers solutions of hiring of software and sale of management of principal holidays based on the WEB. They provide the blocked solutions, easy to use and narrowly integrated sale and of management which simplifies the management of the businesses and are connected to the million consumers on line.Before deciding on any of the vacation rental home it is necessary to have the exact idea about what the owner is offering. Some...
          Fujitsu Launches PalmSecure for Secure Login   
Fujitsu has launched PalmSecure ID Login, a new biometric authentication solution that helps organisations secure their networks against unauthorised access, while also reducing the risk of attack from hackers and identity thieves. PalmSecure ID Login integrates Fujitsu’s highly secure biometric palm vein authentication technology into corporate network environments using Microsoft Active Directory – helping boost […]
          Latest video rental software | rental software for your store   
  Rental Software Today for any employee in the organization it is becoming monotonous and laborious to manage the routine task allotted to him everyday. So keeping the efficiency factor in view it is necessary to have the software ease the tasks of the employees. The business rental software not only performs the tasks related to a particular business but also it can perform the calculative operations to reduce the tasks of the employees. Video Rental Software In today’s busy world customers have no time to going in a movie store and pick up the favorite movies and also returning these movie to the next day of the same store. So to have the convenience and efficiency the customers are ready to pay the amount they are being asked for. Commodity Rentals provides the Video Rental Software that provides the end-to-end solution for those who want to launch an online Video rental business . It is necessary for the customers to know about how the Video...
          Ultimate solutions for the video rental software...   
Rental Software in earlier days the people wanted to have the touch and feel sense on every service or product which is possible on offline businesses. But with the use of the online rental software one is not able to get the touch and feel sense. One has to simply accept the service that is being provided by the particular rental business. Hence there is no guarantee that one will receive the quality service from the rental services they are using. Video Rental Software Today everyone wants to see the latest movies but with increasing prices and the busy schedules it is not possible for everyone to go to the theatres. Also nobody wants to go to the shop and have movie on rent. This increases the need of rental software. There are many players providing the video rental software . Commodity Rentals is one of the ultimate solutions for the video rental businesses today. But with this there are some disadvantages of the software Movie CD or DVD...
          Easy to use rental software for business & organization   
Rental Software Today there are many solution providers for the rental software business. As a result the organizations have many options to convert their rental businesses from offline to online mode. But the organizations must have the ability to choose the best available rental software for their businesses which is not costly and easy to use by the employees of the organization. Commodity Rentals provides the rental software best suited for businesses that want to convert their businesses from offline to online mode. Video Rental Software Video rental software came into picture once the offline movie rental stores lost their customers due to the late fees that were put on the video. In this softwares the option of no late fees were kept which ultimately forced the offline rental business to move out of the market. The video rental software has many benefits over the offline rental businesses: No upfront costs Play the game...
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          Germany’s Network Enforcement Act will fine social networks for hate speech   

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

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


          Strategic Solutions Architect - OnX Enterprise Solutions - Ontario   
OnX is a privately held company that is growing internationally. With global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and U.S. headquarters in New York, NY, we serve
From OnX Enterprise Solutions - Sun, 21 May 2017 16:51:09 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Solution Centre Associate - Full Time - BlueShore Financial - British Columbia   
The Solution Centre at BlueShore Financial is an extension of our Financial Spa in-branch experience. From the moment you walk into one of our Financial Spas™,...
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          Solutions IT Designer - TD Bank - Toronto, ON   
Extensive experience with repository management tools such as Nexus. The DevOps Automation Engineer is responsible for working together with a team in...
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          Gildan Releases Its 2016 CSR Report    

(Marketwire) Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) has released its 2016 corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) report on the Company’s dedicated CSR website genuinegildan.com. The report is aligned with the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, offering a comprehensive online review on the progress of Gildan’s commitments to its people, communities, the environment and products. 

“As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of apparel and socks, we understand that operating responsibly and integrating sustainable solutions drives our success and enables our future growth,” said Glenn Chamandy, President and CEO, Gildan. “Providing good working conditions for our employees, improving the communities where we operate and pursuing continuous improvements to reduce our impacts on future generations is at the foundation of our commitment.”

Making Apparel Better™

As a large scale vertically-integrated manufacturer, Gildan is able to maintain strict control over the conditions under which its products are manufactured. Close to 90% of Gildan’s revenues are derived from products that are manufactured in Company-owned and operated facilities. “Gildan was founded on the vision that owning its factories, investing in technology and pursuing continuous improvements was the best way to operate and to make better products,” said Glenn Chamandy. “Our continued investments in our vertical integration are at the foundation of our business strategy and the key to our ability to positively influence every part of the overall production process including all activities across our four CSR pillars: People, Environment, Community and Product,” he added.

Navigating the road towards Gildan’s 2020 environmental goals

In 2016, Gildan demonstrated good progress towards its 2020 environmental goals which call for a 10% reduction in energy, water, GHG emissions and landfill waste intensity, per kg of product, from owned operations, when compared to the 2015 baseline year.

In 2016, Gildan’s efficiency initiatives resulted in a reduction of its energy intensity by 10% and water intensity by 5%. The Company increased its industrial and domestic recycling programs globally to now recycle or repurpose 86% of total waste. Additionally, the Company powered 32% of its energy needs by renewable resources.

The Company is continuing to integrate manufacturing capacity from recent acquisitions and is firmly committed to meeting its 2020 GHG goal, by pursuing various initiatives including increasing its use of renewable resources such as biomass. The Company has a number of projects in research and development that hold promise to help meet its 2020 goals, and propel it along the next phase of its environmental journey.

Investments in Local Communities

As part of its commitment to Making Apparel BetterTM, Gildan has contributed close to $2 million towards projects in local communities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America in 2016. Some of these projects include:

  • The construction of a new infant ward for the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in Honduras which provides care and services to more than 3,000 infants annually. The newly expanded ward will not only reduce overcrowding at the hospital, but also help to lower mortality rates.

  • A partnership with World Vision Honduras for the “Building Safe and Healthy Environments for Children” program. In addition, Gildan made a commitment with the Ministry of Education to fully sponsor renovation projects for 10 schools in the Sula Valley, improving the school conditions for approximately 4,000 children.

  • Over 450 scholarships awarded to Gildan employees and community members to attend professional and vocational schools in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America.

  • Relief to communities in need due to several weather-related disasters that created difficult situations for residents:

    • Gildan donated to UNICEF and Americares for the relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew, as well as provided food and water kits to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
    • During the Fort McMurray, Alberta wildfires, the Company donated clothing items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, underwear and socks to the over 88,000 evacuees. 
    • Gildan responded to the call for basic necessities for the families displaced by the Louisiana, USA floods, with the distribution of products including t-shirts, socks and underwear though the St. Vincent of Paul Society.

Recognition and Awards

In recognition of Gildan’s efforts to distinguish itself in the apparel industry through its CSR efforts, Gildan was again included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year.  The Company remains the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group listed in the DJSI World Index. 

In Latin America, Gildan was recognized with a Distintivo ESR 2016 award for the first time, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Aliarse).  This award is presented to companies that are considered leaders in their corporate social responsibility efforts.   

Contacts:
Investor inquiries:
Sophie Argiriou
Vice President, Investor Communications
(514) 343-8815
sargiriou@gildan.com

Media inquiries:
Garry Bell
Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications
(514) 744-8600
gbell@gildan.com
www.gildancorp.com


          Arcsoft Total Media Theatre 3 Platinum First Impressions   
tmt3

Up until recently I have used Cyberlink Power DVD  Ultra as my primary playback software for Blu-Ray/HDDVD. Whilst I have not been impressed with it’s integration into Media Centre it was on my setup way ahead of the competition in terms of stutter free playback.

I have often cast envious eyes at the integration of Arcsoft Total media Theatre (TMT) into Media Center but for a long while I could not get it even to start up in Vista. To be fair this was mainly due to being on the beta programme for Vista SP2 and was resolved in the final release of SP2. What was not resolved was a general level of flakiness in playback on my setup. It used to exhibit very jerky movement and struggled to keep up with playback. Now I have a very good setup, with a Phenom x4 processor and a very reasonable ATI graphic chip set, so it really had no excuse.  Much trawling of websites didn’t offer any solutions with many people pointing to the fact I use an external Blu-Ray drive as a likely cause.

Anyway all that has changed with the release of TMT3. Rock solid playback. No jerkiness at all., excellent sound(with one gotcha of which more later) and a fantastic image. On top of which the integration into Media centre is just excellent. I know it is actually shelling out to an external application but it just doesn’t feel like it is.

My only gripe is that I use an sp-dif output to my speaker system and whilst the volume control in Media Center happily controls this, the one in TMT3 doesn’t. Funnily enough mute does still work.

Ignoring that one gripe though it is a very solid contender for the Cyberlink crown especially as it still supports HDDVD which Cyberlink doesn’t in its recent incarnations.

I would go as far as saying it is now my player of choice.

Note: only the platinum edition supports Blu-Ray/HDDVD and as ever with the costs of licensing the included technologies the price is a little steep but google for discount codes.

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          Textile Sustainability Conference   

Textile Exchange's annual Textile Sustainability Conference is a global event taking place outside of Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9-13. This year's theme is "United by Action: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals in Textiles." Industry thought leaders from around the globe will gather to create action and develop a 2030 roadmap for the textile industry.

The Agenda structure offers two full conference days, and additional pre- and post-conference days dedicated to in-depth workshops. The series of workshops will take the expected 400+ industry leaders through multiple sessions of insight and information, sending them home with actionable solutions they can immediately implement into their daily business.


          Senior IP Integration Engineer - Cirrus Logic - Austin, TX   
This position is part of the Design Services organization focused on providing library IP solutions, including standard cells, memories, and I/O’s, and other
From Cirrus Logic - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 05:47:28 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          Neat Vista Trick: Listening to Radio 5 commentary whilst watching TV (BBC2 Tennis)   
One thing that happens quite often in the UK is that sporting events and some concerts are covered simultaneously by TV and Radio.

This has led to quit a common scenario where people will mute their tv and watch the pictures whilst listening to the radio commentary however there is an issue with this since digital tv came in.

Basically DVB-T TV signals require a finite amount of time to process so the image is delayed slightly in appearing. Of course this means that Radio and TV are out of sync which is very annoying at sporting events where you can see what has happened before the commentary catches up.

With media center the obvious thing would be to listen to the freeview DVB-T radio 5 source whilst watching the images from another tuner but unfortunately Media Center doesn't let you do that.

This all came to light for me when the friend I recently built the Media Center for,asked me if she could watch the Wimbledon Tennis coverage whilst listening to the BBC Radio 5 commentary.

At first I couldn't see a solution but then it struck me that Radio 5 has an internet stream on the BBC website and I wondered if she could make use of that.

Well she tried that and yes she could play the internet stream at the same time as watching tv but the stream was now slighly delayed over the tv image. She came up with a brilliant work round for this - Pause the tv until the sound was in sync.

Having got that worked out we still had the issue that she was getting both the radio audio from the web stream and the tv audio from media center.

Now Vista's new sound architecture came to the rescue. Opening the sound mixer in Vista shows independant volume controls for each program playing sound. In this case it was simply a matter of muting the Media Center sound source and hey presto Radio Five commentary on the BBC TV Tennis coverage.
          Bloggers you should know -Andy VT and his most excellent networked tuner utility   
All I can say about this blog from the creator of the DVRMS Toolbox and particularly thisentry - is 'awesome'.
          AVIVA Dispenser II Shower Basket in Chrome   

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           Duo Hand soap & shower Gel Dispenser - Chorome   

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          Supercell and Tornado Timelapse   
I finally got around to uploading all of the "Aurora" footage, I forgot how much we filmed before the actual tornado. We actually ran out of tape halfway through the Aurora tornado and you'll probably see where on there, but Darin was quick to the draw, so we only lost a few seconds. I really love our suction mount for our video camera that we purchased this year, it eliminates a lot of handheld shakiness and allows for some great time lapses. Next year, we plan on using this same camera and mount, and adding the amazing Sony FX1000 for better quality footage...having the old camera for wide angle structure time lapses and the FX1000 for the handheld zoomed stuff.

This supercell, before the infamous Aurora tornado, was oh-so-close to putting down a tornado in the city of Grand Island, which wouldn't have been good for their somewhat decent populated area, and fortunately didn't. We filmed an occluding meso that produced brief funnels beneath a wall cloud on the east side of Grand Island in the Wal-Mart parking lot, as it approached us about 1/2 - 1 mile to our west. We ran into Mike Hollingshead, saw Scott McPartland and Dave Lewison as well, who were also filming the show over Grand Island.

I would have had more time lapse footage, after the first scene you'll see, but for some reason that suction mount wasn't on tight, or the wind was moving my car and mount side to side, and it was rather annoying, so I left it out.

This took forever to render in Pinnacle, BTW. It only allows a 5x speed, so I had to chop each scene, then render it as the original .m2v file...which only wrote 1-3 frames per second...and each scene probably had 10,000 frames. So then I'd render it that way, then have to render it once again to get it to 10 x, before finally rendering the entire project. Fun stuff. The video isn't in it's native resolution mainly because Vimeo only allows me 500 mb, and the native resolution for this file was 700 mb. So I had to take it a notch down to 1200 x whatever instead of 1440 x 900 (1080i). And then vimeo resizes it to like 640 x 360. It still looks good, much better than any other format.

I'd embed the video on here, but they won't allow you to view it in HD other than their site, so here's the link to the video. I've also enabled it so that anyone can download the original source video on there, and the file is huge at 425 mb, but well worth it vs. the smaller version on vimeo.
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          Solutions Sales Associate Development Program - RR Donnelley - Township of Woodbridge, NJ   
With our numerous complementary capabilities in creative and design services, content management, digital and print production, data analytics, supply chain...
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          Senior Internal Auditor - USI Insurance Services - Glen Allen, VA   
Assist in the development of creative solutions and recommendations to mitigate identified risks. The Senior Internal Auditor is primarily responsible for...
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          HR Generalist - Bakersfield, CA - Weatherford - Bakersfield, CA   
Strong problem solving mindset, with the ability to seek creative solutions to problems as they arise. Provides human resources generalist support to employees...
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          Un dessert tout chocolaté pour commencer l'année du bon pied!   
Quelles sont vos résolutions cette année? En prenez-vous? Il semblerait qu'elles ne soient plus très à la mode. Moi, je me dis que tout est une question de perspective. Si ça nous pousse vers l'avant et vers mieux, sans stress ni pression inutile, [...]
          Strategy Consulting - Solution Analyst - Workforce Management - USDC   

          Bonjour Mr et Mme, Vous etre a la recherche d'un sur Brownies à l'avocat et découverte de l'avocat Hass du Pérou   
Bonjour Mr et Mme,
Vous etre a la recherche d'un prêt d'argent urgent vous etre rejettez pas plusieur banque ou pas des faux prêteurs plus de soucis a ceux faire la solution est juste a votre coté. Je suis Mme Jessica HOUPER?, je dispose d’un capital qui servira à octroyer des prêts particulier à court et long terme a toute personnes dans le besoin d'un pret allant de 1000€ à 10.000.000€ à toute personne sérieuse voulant de ce prêt. 3% a 5% d’intérêt selon la somme prêté car étant particulier je ne veux pas violer la loi sur l’usure. Vous pouvez rembourser sur 3 à 25 ans maximum selon la somme prêté. c’est à vous de voir pour les mensualités. Je ne demande qu’une reconnaissance de dette certifiée manuscrite et aussi quelques pièces à fournir. Vous êtes fiché interdit bancaire et vous n’avez pas la faveur des banques, ou mieux vous avez un projet et besoin de financement, un mauvais dossier de crédit ou besoin d’argent pour payer des factures, fonds à investir sur les entreprises. Alors si vous avez besoin de crédit n’hésitez pas à me contacter pour en savoir plus sur mes conditions. Veuillez me contacter directement par Email: jessicahouper@gmail.com Nb: personnes non serieux s’abstenir Bien Cordialement
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Bonjour Mr et Mme,
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          Sciatica Nerve Pain - Avoid The Top 3 Sciatica Mistakes!   
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          Suspect in murder of waitress in police custody after attempted suicide   
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          (IT) Software Developer - Highly Skilled   

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ   

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

          (IT) Java Developer   

Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day   Location: Camberley, Surrey   

Java Developer Top Tier Investment Bank Surrey (Camberley) £500- £600 P/D Your new company A top tier investment bank with cutting edge technology hub in Surrey. Your new role Joining the Identity and access Management team you will be responsible for leveraging deep technical knowledge to create technology solutions that address complex technical, architectural and organizational challenges. The identity and access management team is business critical and have achieved significant funding in recent times, for this reason, you can expect to keep busy and have the opportunity to contract long-term. What you'll need to succeed -Extensive Java development experience -Spring, -REST, -Web Services, -JMS -BPMN -Maven -Junit What you'll get in return £500- £600 Per day and the opportunity to work alongside leading technologists building world-class solutions in a leading investment bank. What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If you are yet to update your CV at this stage, please do give me a call for an introductory discussion regardless. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found on our website.
 
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Type: Contract
Location: Camberley, Surrey
Country: UK
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Advertiser: Hays Specialist Recruitment
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          (IT) Java Build and Config Engineer - Banking   

Rate: Negotiable   Location: City of London   

Role: Senior Java Build and Config Engineer - Banking Key Essential Skills Java Configuration Build & DevOps Engineer, SDLC, JERA, TeamCity, TDD, MSAzure, Solid background in automated testing. Investment Banking Knowledge of Apache Stack, Flink, Park, Ignite Outline Thebes Group Thebes Group is a leading UK wide IT Infrastructure Technology Consultancy. We are well-known for our extensive talent pool of highly competent IT professionals and exclusive academy Programmes, which provide a great opportunity to undertake technical training in core disciplines. Thebes work with a number of leading vendors, government, financial institutions and insurance companies including investment banks, brokers and hedge funds. To see our list of core capabilities please click here. Essential Experience Configuration/Build Specialist with extensive DevOps Proven Hands on Java skills including related tooling 5+ years' experience in Software programming languages - JavaScript and C++ to run Flink Experience with scalability and setting up/influencing code optimisation. Experience using Cloud based systems Solid understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile Experience working within a Financial Sector Role & Responsibilities Work constructively with other team members to discuss and solve technical problems Communicate effectively with other geographically-dispersed teams across the business unit Work in conjunction with Business representatives to understand and evolve business requirements and come up with pragmatic and supportable designs To analyse, design and build any such projects Manage projects through the full project life cycle Handle projects that deals with rating, billing and finance and in certain cases, complex projects require coordination with external systems Thebes provides IT solutions & services differently from most other IT service providers. As an Assured Outcome Provider (AOP), we have spent fifteen years willingly sharing the client's risk with them by focusing on outputs (ie quality service & solutions and return on investment ROI) rather than inputs (ie pricelists and headcount). We do this by fitting our skills, solutions & capabilities to needs, augmenting our staff with enthusiastic professionals from our Academy Programme and remaining flexible as our clients' needs change. Thebes Group is a leading IT services and technology consultancy based in the city of London and Milton Keynes. Thebes work with a number of leading Vendors, Government, Insurance and Financial Institutions including Investment Banks, Brokers, Hedge Funds. Established in 1992, we are a full service provider that is 100% focused on delivering client value. We design, develop and implement leading technology solutions and resources, which help you, run your businesses better. Thebes - Lead by Passion, Driven by Innovation and Dedicated to Results. Thebes may process any personal information supplied
 
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Location: City of London
Country: UK
Contact: Thebes Group
Advertiser: Thebes IT Solutions Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
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          (IT) WhatsApp ARCHITECT - SIM, IMS MESSAGING APPLICATIONS   

Location: Berkshire   

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

          (IT) Senior Developer (Java, ION) - Front Office   

Rate: £600 - £700 per day   Location: London   

Senior Developer - Java, ION, FIX, Shell, TCL, WebSphere, MQ, Agile, Front Office, Trading. Rate: £600-£700 per day Duration: 6 months Location: City of London Start date: ASAP/1 month This is a great opportunity for an experienced Front Office Java Developer to join a leading Investment Bank based in the City. You will be part of the Front Office Solutions department that providing quantitative technology services. The team collectively provide the requisite level of support to cover all asset classes and technologies. The successful candidate will work with high-performing Front Office technology functions on change projects to upgrade the banks E-commerce trading platforms, integrate new software with existing platforms and prepare the bank for MIFID compliance. Responsibilities Take project ownership for coding, testing and releasing code into a production environment. Integrating a new trading platform with ION, pricing contributions of products to external venues and electronic execution. Ensure that high volume products are routed via STP to internal downstream systems. Develop, test and release software into a Front Office production environment Skills Strong Java, and at least one of ION or FIX (both preferred) Integration experience with ION will be highly regarded Knowledge and experience of source control, continuous integration and agile processes Required: basic knowledge of trade flows and price contributions to E-commerce platforms (eg. Bloomberg) Desirable: strong knowledge of trading platforms, products and front-to-back trade life cycle Desirable: Shell Scripting (eg. TCL or similar), experience with WebSphere and MQ Desirable: Knowledge of banking regulations and regulatory requirements Understanding of financial products and front-to-back processes Experience in development methodologies agile
 
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Tom Ricucci
Advertiser: Empiric Solutions
Email: Tom.Ricucci.24C5A.DC7C5@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP/1 month
Reference: JS

          (IT) Senior Java Build and Config Engineer - Banking   

Rate: Negotiable   Location: City of London   

Key Essential Skills Java Configuration Build & DevOps Engineer, SDLC, JERA, TeamCity, TDD, MSAzure, Solid background in automated testing. Investment Banking Knowledge of Apache Stack, Flink, Park, Ignite Outline Thebes Group Thebes Group is a leading UK wide IT Infrastructure Technology Consultancy. We are well-known for our extensive talent pool of highly competent IT professionals and exclusive academy Programmes, which provide a great opportunity to undertake technical training in core disciplines. Thebes work with a number of leading vendors, government, financial institutions and insurance companies including investment banks, brokers and hedge funds. Essential Experience Configuration/Build Specialist with extensive DevOps Proven Hands on Java skills including related tooling 10+ years' experience in Software programming languages - JavaScript and C++ to run Flink Experience with scalability and setting up/influencing code optimisation. Experience using Cloud based systems Solid understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile Experience working within a Financial Sector Role & Responsibilities Work constructively with other team members to discuss and solve technical problems. Mentoring and coaching Communicate effectively with other geographically-dispersed teams across the business unit Work in conjunction with Business representatives to understand and evolve business requirements and come up with pragmatic and supportable designs To analyse, design and build any such projects Manage projects through the full project life cycle Handle projects that deals with rating, billing and finance and in certain cases, complex projects require coordination with external systems Thebes provides IT solutions & services differently from most other IT service providers. As an Assured Outcome Provider (AOP), we have spent fifteen years willingly sharing the client's risk with them by focusing on outputs (ie quality service & solutions and return on investment ROI) rather than inputs (ie pricelists and headcount). We do this by fitting our skills, solutions & capabilities to needs, augmenting our staff with enthusiastic professionals from our Academy Programme and remaining flexible as our clients' needs change. Thebes Group is a leading IT services and technology consultancy based in the city of London and Milton Keynes. Thebes work with a number of leading Vendors, Government, Insurance and Financial Institutions including Investment Banks, Brokers, Hedge Funds. Established in 1992, we are a full service provider that is 100% focused on delivering client value. We design, develop and implement leading technology solutions and resources, which help you, run your businesses better. Thebes - Lead by Passion, Driven by Innovation and Dedicated to Results. Thebes may process any personal information supplied in relation to your application. By providing your information, you consent to Thebes using
 
Rate: Negotiable
Type: Contract
Location: City of London
Country: UK
Contact: Thebes Group
Advertiser: Thebes IT Solutions Ltd
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-JALSENIOR JAVA BUILD

          (IT) Full Stack Developer   

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

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

          (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

          (IT) Java Tech Specialist/Developer/Engineer   

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland   

Java Tech Specialist/Developer/Engineer This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work within a leading banking environment and work closely with a Front Office business unit. The quality trading is now enhancing our leading position in the financial market. The successful candidate will play a key role in that success and be part of a large group of high calibre developers. The successful candidate must be able to operate with a high level of self-motivation and produce results with a quick turn around on key deliverable's. Key Responsibilities: Requirements analysis and capture, working closely with the business users and other technology teams to define solutions. Development of the Electronic Execution applications and components, as part of a global development effort. Liaison with support and development teams. Third line support of the platform during trading hours. Applying Equities financial product knowledge to the full development life cycle. Defining and evolving architectural standards; promoting adherence to these standards. Technical mentoring of junior team members. Knowledge and Experience: Strong Java Background Unix/Linux OO programming Good relational database experience Working SQL knowledge We have both permanent and contract positions available so please do not hesitiate to apply If you apply for this role, our thanks for your interest. However, due to high level of applicants expected we are unable to respond to every one. Therefore, if you have not heard from Eurobase People within 5 working days, then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Eurobase People are acting as an Employment Agency.
 
Type: Unspecified
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Country: UK
Contact: Adam Cohen
Advertiser: Eurobase People
Email: Adam.Cohen.F5223.39364@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-TS

          (IT) Senior Java Developer - Financial   

Rate: £400 - 450 per Day   Location: Lancashire   

Location : North West, United Kingdom Rate : £400 - 450 per day Duration: 6 monthsinitially Position: Contract Gibbs Hybrid are currently recruiting for a Senior Java Developer to join a large client of ours based in Lancashire or Stockport. This role is an initial 6 month contract and paying c£400 per day. The role: You will be a Senior Java Developer, in addition to coding, able to coach junior developer teams, and teach Java best practice. Leading a team of 10 Java Developers You will have: You will have experience of Java. JUnit. Apache Camel. Apache CXF. Webservice design/deployment. Java Front End Experienced Java Developer ideally with Apache Camel or equivalent If this role is of interest please click Apply Now' with an up to date CV for more information.
 
Rate: £400 - 450 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: Lancashire
Country: UK
Contact: Jenna Brown
Advertiser: Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions
Email: Jenna.Brown.2240D.8C39F@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSCSPJBJD

          (IT) Senior Java Engineer - Dublin   

Rate: Euros 500 +   Location: Dublin   

Financial Services Powerhouse client of mine is looking to add 2 Senior Engineers to their team to work on a large scaling platform which has 20,000 users. They are looking to implement and add new tools to their platform to ensure that their business and trading platforms are up to the level that enables their business to grow 3 fold this year. Paying excellent daily rates and chance to joining a team in which is at the forefront of my clients innovation centre. What they are looking for: -At least 5 years of experience in delivery of innovative software solutions (Java) -Experience migrating enterprise grade solutions to cloud offerings -Solid Application development background with a focus on Java, in an enterprise environment -Experience setting up large scale CI/CD pipelines -Familiarity with software development tools such as: JIRA, Confluence, SVN, Artifactory and others -Experience with continuous integration Servers (TeamCity, Jenkins) -Experience with virtualization solutions (vRealize) -Experience working with containers (Docker) -Ability to partner with senior stakeholders both in the team and across teams -Dedicated self-starter, ability to drive a team and its contribution Skills that would be advantageous to have: -Maven/Gradle/MSBuild/cmake -Apache/Tomcat skills -Grails/Groovy -Track record on Linux Java application debugging and tuning -Work experience in large multinational corporations -Familiarity with agile methodologies Contact Brendan (see below)
 
Rate: Euros 500 +
Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact: Brendan Hennessy
Advertiser: Stelfox Ltd
Email: Brendan.Hennessy.3712A.B45A6@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS

          (IT) Web UI Developer - Javascript JAVA Angular React backbone ECMA Agile - Investment Bank   

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

Web UI Developer - Javascript JAVA Angular React backbone ECMA Agile - Investment Bank A talented Web UI and Java developer to join a small agile team for an interesting project within a Top Tier Investment Bank. You must have a good knowledge and understanding of modern JavaScript development, Java development, UI design, a keen eye for detail, a strong focus on automated testing and a relentless drive for simplicity. The team is small, has a large degree of autonomy, a large degree of self-discipline and are focused on delivering working software. Project tech stack is Server Side Java, REST, ElasticSearch, Angular, HTML5/CSS, Selenium/Webdriver and the typical modern development/automation tools. Experience of the entire development life cycle within Java projects from architecture through to maintenance. Experience on High performance Java development and the Java framework and its interoperability mechanisms. Multi-threaded approaches and practical experience in profiling and optimising highly concurrent codebases. Experience of delivering high performance, low latency systems. Knowledge of programming best practices, design patterns etc Ability to deliver quality code using test driven development and agile practises. Provide simple solutions to complex problems. You do not need to come from an investment banking background, but you need to be passionate about development, and able to work with a large degree of autonomy, when required. Role: The role will involve working as part of a small agile team, working closely with other IT teams as well as the Front Office and other stakeholders. The Java Developer will be expected to be flexible working on solutions across all impacting areas, creating new services as well as maintaining and enhancing existing services.. This role involves development of leading edge solutions across the department. The role involves providing 3rd level support, liaising either with the support team or with the business directly. Adlam Consulting operates as an Employment Agency & an Employment Business
 
Rate: £600 - £650 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Advertiser: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Email: Adlam.Consulting.EE8C4.A5193@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSADL02712

          (IT) UI Developer (HTML, Angular)   

Location: London   

Purpose of the job The FX eDistribution team is a key part of the wider eFX department and is responsible for visual channels and their supporting technology. Based in London & China the team maintains and extends a suite of HTML5 and Java-based eCommerce applications used both internally by FX Sales and externally by the banks Customers. The successful candidate undertaking this role will join the team as a senior developer and will work with other team-members to design, develop, test and release the various HTML5 and Java (Server Side). Main Duties (Please describe the role that the Candidate will be undertaking within the team) As a senior developer, the successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties with a high level of competence: Liaise with nominated business stakeholders when required to ensure that business requirements are fully understood before commencing design and development Work with other team members and liaise with nominated business stakeholders when required to ensure that business requirements are fully understood before commencing design and development. Fully browser test any implemented solutions in advance of User Acceptance Testing Forward thinking for other devices and required accessibility. Draw-up detailed technical designs for components in response to business requirements and high-level technical architecture Implement best-of-breed technical solutions based on agreed technical design, adopting industry standard development patterns and methodologies (including continuous integration and automated unit and integration testing) Fully test implemented solutions in advance of User Acceptance Testing Assist (when required) with the deployment of components to development and test environments Developers in our team are expected to own the end to end delivery of software from analysis through to release to production and support. We work in small iterative cycles and typically release software weekly to production. Everyone in our team releases code to production, everyone in our team raises production change requests, everyone in our team does production support. Everyone. Participate in intra-day and overnight Support. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE Demonstrable experience of Continuous Delivery software development methods, including TDD and automated testing (including non-functional testing). HTML, Javascript, CSS knowledge is essential for this role The successful candidate is likely to have worked with these technologies as a minimum : Angular, ES6, React, Webpack, gulp, grunt, less Experience of working in unix environments is essential. Experience of REST services is advantageous.NON TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE How to write Technical documentation How to liaise effectively with users - in this role this will be with sales, traders and quants. BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE Experience of working in a Front Office environment in an investment bank is advantageous Experience of working in the FX domain is
 
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Phil Quigley
Advertiser: Resource Solutions - HSBC
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-UI.PQ

          5 Wedding Tent Venues: Your Epic Event is Covered   
 “Event Hosting Solutions are Our Specialty”  — Pacific Domes Inc. Adding a touch of elegance to your nuptial vows, a stately white geodesic wedding tent invites your special guests to partake in that blissful moment when you say, “I do”.  As you begin your journey through life together, your epic wedding ...Read More
          Rightpoint Joins Microsoft Customer Engagement Alliance   

Top Digital Consulting Firms Provide Customer Engagement Expertise and Vision for Microsoft’s Digital Solutions to Support the CMO

(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

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          Salon virtuel: AfricSearch lance sa seconde édition du salon virtuel de l’emploi   

AfricSearch a lancé sa seconde édition de salon virtuel de l’emploi AfricTalents grâce aux nouvelles solutions digitales proposées par DigiEvent. Cabinet leader en recrutement et conseil en ressources humaines spécialisé sur l’Afrique, AfricSeach organise son forum de recrutement en ligne. Ce salon virtuel qui a débuté le 4 Avril 2016 durera 4 jours et précédera […]

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          Vengreso Announces its First Social Selling Training Solution   

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(PRWeb June 29, 2017)

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          5 best malware tracker maps to see security attacks happen in real-time   

The Internet used to be a safe place when it was first launched. Fast forward 30 years later to present day, the situation has dramatically changed. To put is plain and simple: malware is everywhere. Antivirus and antimalware solutions are now compulsory in order to avoid getting your computer infected with malicious code. Unfortunately, the […]

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          Connected II Tan Leather Ceramic Bezel Titanium Watch   
Connected II Tan Leather Ceramic Bezel Titanium Watch

Connected II Tan Leather Ceramic Bezel Titanium Watch

POWERED BY ANDROID WEARVOICE COMMAND BUILT-INWith a built-in microphone and compatible with Android phones, activate your voice command with Google assistant by saying «OK Google» and asking your question.The Google Assistant is not available in all languagesGOOGLE TRANSLATEA personal translator on your wrist so that your watch will become a great travelling companionMAPSConvenient navigation from your watch. You won’t need to take your phone out anymore to know which direction you are heading to.NOTIFICATIONSCheck what’s next, without taking out your phone. With the Android Wear notification system, you are sure not to miss out on any important information while saving your precious time daily.GOOGLE FITKeeps you fit and keeps track of your weekly activity without you noticingINTUITIVE INTERFACEDesigned for easy navigation. Within a swipe, review your full watchface collection, add more watchfaces or delete them at your convenience. Ajust the essentials as you wish!PLAYSTORE FROM YOUR WRISTThousands of apps available directly from your watch. Download your favorite appsthrough the Play store directly from your watch to enjoy them within secondsMUSIC MANAGEMENT FROM WRIST"Skip tracks and turn up the volume.", "Download music directly to your watch for on-the-go listening.", "Access your Google Play music library and playlists;"   TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERED WITH INTELSCREEN Scratch-resistant sapphire cover glass of 2.5 mm thickness AMOLED Screen 1.39’’ = 35.40mm Touch on Display supporting multiple finger recognition Screen resolution: 400 x 400 287ppi, 24-bit PROCESSOR Powered by an Intel Atom Processor Z34XX Memory: 512 MB main memory, 4 GB storage. Intel and Intel inside are registered trademarks of Intel corporation SENSORS Accelerometer Gyroscope Tilt detection sensor Microphone Vibrations/haptics engine Ambient light sensor GPS NFC payment COMPATIBILITY Android 4.3+ / IOS 9+ Smartphones running Android™ 4.3 or higher, or iPhone 5 or later running iOS 9+ or higher. Supported features may vary between platforms Android and Android Wear are trademarks of Google Inc CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth BLE 4.1 WiFi 2.4 GHz 802.11 B/G/N. BATTERY CHARGER 410mAh, average hours of battery of life: within normal usage: Up to 25 hours Approximate charging time 1h50 min from a dead battery TAG HEUER CONNECTED APP Dedicated Phone Application Built by TAG Heuer with specific features built to leverage your watch content. Browse your curated collection of authentic TAG Heuer watch faces. Upload a photo to create a watch face that keeps those special memories close.  


          WIN a Game and Puzzle Bundle    
If spending more time together as a family is a resolution for you this year, this bundle is bound to help! You can sit with a game or complete some puzzles with the kids for a great bonding experience while they also benefit by learning through play. Win win.

Dalmatian Dominoes - RRP: £12.95
The 28 Dalmatian puppy-shaped dominoes that feature various numbers of spots offer a great twist on the traditional game of dominoes!
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 4 in 1 puzzle - RRP: £8.99
Four fantastic puzzles in one box offering hours of entertainment!

Noddy 4 in 1 Puzzles - RRP: £8.99
Noddy is a classic character and your little ones will have great fun with these - ideal for rainy days.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Jumbo Floor Puzzle - RRP: £9.95
The Very Hungry Caterpillar fans will adore this colourful Jumbo Floor Puzzle.






For your chance to WIN all four products you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available for bonus points.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 13th February 2017.


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          HR Generalist - Bakersfield, CA - Weatherford - Bakersfield, CA   
JOB DESCRIPTION Provides human resources generalist support to employees and develop and implement HR solutions which could include all aspects of HR –
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          Christmas Gift Giveaway #9   
Not forgetting the little ones this Christmas, we have two lovely gift solutions from Rainbow Designs up for grabs.



This beautiful, and washable, character Activity Playmat is perfect to encourage baby’s early developmental skills. They are available in the Peppa Pig for Baby, Peter Rabbit and My First Thomas & Friends collections and are suitable from birth - they've been packed with activities to help stimulate baby’s senses as they grow including a detachable mirror, removable shaped teethers, a cute peek-a-boo flap as well as a multitude of textures and sounds.




The cute Thomas Comfort Blanket from the My First Thomas and Friends Nursery Collection is made from baby soft plush to ensure it is as gentle as can be against baby's skin. Headed with the cuddly face of Thomas, this blue comfort blanket, edged in yellow, is embroidered with an image of the little blue engine. On the reverse is a cute blue Thomas silhouette pattern and attached to the bottom of the blanket is a removable red Thomas-shaped teether. The My First Thomas & Friends Comfort Blanket uses a combination of textures which encourages babies to start enjoying using their senses through play. 




For your chance to WIN a Tummy Time Activity Mat and Comfort Blanket you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

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The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2016.


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

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

(PRWeb August 29, 2012)

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

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

(PRWeb July 19, 2012)

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          One Network Enterprises Announces Partnership with Tompkins International   

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

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          One Network Enterprises Introduces New Business Continuity Solution   

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

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          One Network Enterprises Introduces Demand Driven Inventory Planning Solution   

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

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

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

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          One Network Enterprises Announces Global Launch of ONE® Parcel Management   

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

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

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

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

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

(PRWeb January 10, 2012)

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          One Network Presents Cloud Computing Workshop at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America 2011   

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

(PRWeb November 30, 2011)

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          One Network Enterprises Launches Now Branded Supply Chain Solution   

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

(PRWeb November 09, 2010)

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

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

(PRWeb September 08, 2010)

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My observation with regard to this article is that it's a bit misguided and done for the same reason the media covers this vapid buffoon's tweets. It sells and people gobble it up. Having said that, I also found the article to be disingenuous. I watched both CNN and MSNBC and yes, they covered this idiocy because it has to be covered, but they also covered all the other major stories such as the health bill, the G20 meetings, Mueller's ongoing investigation. So I don't know what the writer here is going on about as it seems he wasn't or isn't paying attention to detail and instead is dreaming up a 'good and solid' idea of his own to write about. The article is part of the problem and not part of the solution.
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          Resisting Cultural Appropriation: A Human Response to the Inhumanity of Privilege | radical eyes for equity   
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When I posted K. Tempest Bradford’s argument “that cultural appropriation is indefensible,” the first comment I received (from a white man) suggested cultural appropriation is unavoidable, mostly discounting Bradford’s challenges.
Once I replied, the same person added: “The solution is to change the power relationships, not to erect artificial cultural walls.”
First, when so-called racial minorities speak against inequity, whites often fail to listen, shouting over or offering the condescending “yes, but”—in the same way men correct and marginalize when women confront sexism and misogyny.
In the situation above, the typical white male moderate or even self-proclaimed progressive response is at play, something like “Let’s work toward a color-blind society!”
This ploy fails on several layers.
As noted already, it fails because the response replaces a willingness to listen, to value the perspective, and then to act in alliance.
But more broadly, the premise is also flawed because the goal is not to be a color-blind society or to eradicate cultural (or racial, or gender) walls, but to make our identifiable differences worthy of equal celebration and to insure that those differences never stand as markers for injustice, inequity, and dehumanization.
As Bradford asserts, cultural appropriation must always be resisted because the U.S. is a capitalistic and materialistic society in which each Resisting Cultural Appropriation: A Human Response to the Inhumanity of Privilege | radical eyes for equity:

          CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?   
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Statement from CT Voices June 30, 2017;
Connecticut Voices for Children strongly believes that a fiscally responsible and stable state budget is the cornerstone for equitable economic growth. The only way to build a strong foundation for long-term inclusive economic prosperity is having a state government with solid finances that is willing and able to support long-term strategies for economic growth and equitable opportunity.
Connecticut’s current fiscal crisis is the result of years of short-term budget thinking and a failure to address our state’s economic challenges. During the past few months, Connecticut policymakers have struggled with the daunting task of closing a budget gap not of their own making. After years of short-term fixes, they are now confronted with a harsh fiscal reality with no easy solutions.
As the Governor and the Legislature go back to the drawing board this special session, we urge them to ground their work in an understanding of the economic, demographic, and political changes which have created today’s ever-growing challenge.
The state budget is the clearest statement of Connecticut’s policy priorities. Working from our strengths, and with the courage to address our weaknesses, we can build a more inclusive economy that enables all families to thrive, provides quality education for all children from cradle to career, and provides the support services necessary to ensure that no child is left behind.
To achieve these priorities, the Governor and General Assembly must seek a balanced approach that combines smart, strategic spending in key budget priorities with tax reforms that assure fairness, stability, predictability, and adequacy. Connecticut needs a stable, responsible budget, with real structural reforms, rejecting the crisis-driven, short-term approach that has marked state fiscal policy for years. Legislators should create a stable revenue stream by modernizing Connecticut’s tax structure to reflect its changing economy, which is increasingly built on services rather than goods. This will require combining bold revenue reforms with a strategic rethinking of budget priorities that include a renewed willingness for forward-looking investments in education, workforce development, and health.
We understand that this shift will not be easy; Connecticut’s fiscal woes are deep, and fixing them will require making many hard decisions. Connecticut Voices for Children believes, however, that working together we can reach a balanced budget that ensures that our state is an attractive place to find a job, start a business, and raise a family. It is time for everyone that cares about the future of our state to set our differences aside and work towards this common goal.CT Voices for Children is absolutely right about CT budget situation - Wait What?:

          Як протидіяти дезінформації - #DisinfoWeek в Атлантичній раді. З українським перекладом   
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          4 Hidden Dangers of Pork   
Pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world, but may also be one of the most dangerous.

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

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

1. Hepatitis E

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. Multiple Sclerosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, what’s behind these eerie associations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Yersinia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Conclusion

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

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

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

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

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

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

This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.

 

 

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          Show off your API with a little Swagger...   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/ballhaus/archive/2017/06/14/swaggerapi.aspx


So you've built yourself a ground-breaking RESTful .NET Web Api that's effectively going to change the world... awesome!

You've even sold and marketed the idea to maybe your boss or potential client... fantastic!

And then they ask you for documentation... oops!

You're not alone, developers are notorious for "saving the world" with their code and yet always seem to overlook the obvious. But fear not!

There are a few easy solutions that you can implement that will actually do all the documentation work for you. Microsoft has their own built-in version of this, however I'm going to focus today on a specification called "Swagger."  More specifically, the implementation technology we'll be using to generate the Swagger documentation with the Web Api framework is called "Swashbuckle."

Why Swashbuckle?

Well not only does Swashbuckle allow you to have very nicely formatted documentation, it will also handle auto-generating interactive test cases for you so your consumers can easily play around with your Api while they're familiarizing themselves with it's overall usage.

Here's a couple screenshots of our Demo API found here: http://www.holisticstg.com




Here is an example of one of those interactive test cases I mentioned earlier...





"Ok, I'm sold. How do I set this up for my Web Api?"

There is actually just a few simple steps to get this up and running...

  • Open NuGet package manager within Visual Studio and install "Swashbuckle.Net45"


  • After the NuGet package is installed, you'll notice a new file has been added to your "App_Start" folder called "SwaggerConfig.cs" This file allows you to customize various aspects of your generated Swagger documentation, we'll dive more into that in a just a bit.
  • For now, you can simply use your browser and point to the root url of your api and append it with "/swagger"

So here is my controller code for our Demo API:

/// <summary>
/// Holistics Technology Group Demo API
/// </summary>
public class DemoApiController : ApiController
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Simple string example
    /// </summary>
    /// <returns>string</returns>
    [HttpGet]
    [Route("api/demoapi/helloworld")]
    public async Task<string> StringExample()
    {
        return await Task.Factory.StartNew(() => "Hello from Holistics Technology Group!");
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Get weather summary
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="zipCode">zip code</param>
    /// <returns>string</returns>
    [HttpPost]
    [Route("api/demoapi/todaysweather")]
    public async Task<string> Summary(string zipCode)
    {
        return await Task.Factory.StartNew(() => zipCode.LookupWeather().TodaySummary);
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Get weather forecast object
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="zipCode">zip code</param>
    /// <returns>WeatherData</returns>
    [HttpPost]
    [Route("api/demoapi/threedayforecast")]
    [ResponseType(typeof(WeatherData))]
    public async Task<WeatherData> Forecast(string zipCode)
    {
        return await Task.Factory.StartNew(() => zipCode.LookupWeather());
    }
}

Now that we have Swashbuckle wired up properly, we'll want to configure it to read in our XML code comments. This is where the SwaggerConfig.cs file comes into play. But first we'll need to tell Visual Studio to actually save our XML comments into our bin directory.


Then open up SwaggerConfig.cs and un-comment the line that contains "c.IncludeXmlComments" and supply the path your actual XML file name you set just above.


Swashbuckle is very configurable and we have only scratched the surface of what it can do, but this should be enough to get you up and running.

You can find out more information at the Swashbuckle GitHub site.



          The TDLR; on easily managing .NET concurrent asynchronous threads   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/ballhaus/archive/2017/06/12/the-tdlr-on-easily-managing-.net-concurrent-asynchronous-threads.aspx

Ever had the requirement for your code to perform some series of background actions, say to query an API for weather data for various locations, but your provider caps you at having only 2 max concurrent connections at any given time? If so, then you’ve already gone through the wealth of information found online for a solution. I’ve seen quite a few myself and yes, they all work just fine!

For me, I like to keep things as simple as possible… so with that in mind and knowing that you’re most likely here looking for quick code samples, here is my TDLR; for handling this type of scenario:


var mockActions = new List<Action>
{
    { () => { Console.WriteLine("Get Weather for Zip 1"); Thread.Sleep(1500); Console.WriteLine("Save Results for Zip 1"); } },
    { () => { Console.WriteLine("Get Weather for Zip 2"); Thread.Sleep(1500); Console.WriteLine("Save Results for Zip 2"); } },
    { () => { Console.WriteLine("Get Weather for Zip 3"); Thread.Sleep(1500); Console.WriteLine("Save Results for Zip 3"); } },
    { () => { Console.WriteLine("Get Weather for Zip 4"); Thread.Sleep(1500); Console.WriteLine("Save Results for Zip 4"); } },
    { () => { Console.WriteLine("Get Weather for Zip 5"); Thread.Sleep(1500); Console.WriteLine("Save Results for Zip 5"); } }
};

//Currently only allowing 2 concurrent threads to run at any given time
var threadBroker = new SemaphoreSlim(2); 

Task.WhenAll(mockActions.Select(iAction => Task.Run(() =>
{
    try
    {
        threadBroker.WaitAsync().Wait();
        iAction();
    }
    finally
    {
        threadBroker.Release();
    }
}))).Wait();


NOTE: You'll want to implement your own exception handling and logging inside your try/finally block ,which I have left out for brevity. 

Now before we actually get into what's going on, here's the above wrapped into a nice little extension method...


public static class AsyncExtensions
{
    public static void ExecuteAsync(this IEnumerable<Action> actions, int maxCurrentThreads = 1)
    {
        var threadBroker = new SemaphoreSlim(maxCurrentThreads);
Task.WhenAll(actions.Select(iAction => Task.Run(() => { try { threadBroker.WaitAsync().Wait(); iAction(); } finally { threadBroker.Release(); } }))).Wait(); } }

Then, using the same mockActions object above, here's is how we consume the extension method:

mockActions.ExecuteAsync(2);

This really simplifies most of the more common concurrent asynchronous threading tasks that I run into on a day to day basis... 

So what's going on here? 

The key component of what we're utilizing here is SemaphoreSlim, which allows for managing the total number of concurrent threads that we want to have executing at any given time. 

This is ideal for situations where the thread wait times are "expected to be very short" (that's Microsoft's official documentation). The reason for this is because SemaphoreSlim implements something called SpinWait, which is fast however keeps the CPU active while waiting for a thread resource to free up. 

In situations where the wait times might be on the longer side, you can use the SemaphoreSlim's big brother, Semaphore. Semaphore isn't quite as fast as it's little brother however is a bit more robust. 

Now let's look at a more realistic example utilizing our extension method while sticking with our weather API scenario:


var locker = new object();
var results = new List<string>();

var zipCodes = new[] { "1111111", "2222222", "3333333", "4444444", "5555555" };

zipCodes.Aggregate(new List<Action>(), (list, zip) =>
{
    list.Add(() =>
    {
        var jsonResult = string.Format("Returned weather Json for zip {0}", zip); //Mock API call for the zip code's weather

        //Must ensure only one thread at a time can access "results" list
        lock (locker)
        {
            results.Add(jsonResult);
        }
    });

    return list;
}).ExecuteAsync(2);

//Now simply do something with your "results" weather data



          Writing a Voice Activated SharePoint Todo List - IoT App on RPi   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/hroggero/archive/2017/05/16/writing-a-voice-activated-sharepoint-todo-list---iot-app.aspx

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

How It Works

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

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

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

The overall solution looks like this:

image

Technologies

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

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

 

Things to Know

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

Disable Windows 10 IoT Core Updates

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

Try different hardware, and keep your receipts…

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

Hotel WiFi Connections

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

Speech Privacy Policy on Windows

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

How It Looks Like

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

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C# Code

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

Speech Recognition

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

 

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

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

namespace ClientIoT
{

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

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

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

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

                SpeechRecognizer recognizerInput;
                DateTime dateNow = DateTime.UtcNow;

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

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

                var compilationResult = await recognizerInput.CompileConstraintsAsync();

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the yes/no grammar file looks like this:

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

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

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

</grammar>

Calling Enzo Unified using HTTPS to Add a SharePoint Item

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            return request;
}

Text to Speech

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

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

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

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

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

}

Calling the above code is trivial:

await Say("I am listening");

 

Python

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

import sys
import urllib
import urllib2
import requests

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

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

 

Conclusion

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

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

About Herve Roggero

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


          Deleting old AZURE backups with Powershell   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/NibblesAndBits/archive/2017/05/01/deleting-old-azure-backups-with-powershell.aspx

 

As companies begin migrating to AZURE, DBAs are tempted to save terrestrial (non-AZURE) backup files to “the cloud” to leverage the unlimited amount of space that is available.  No more alarms in the middle of the night due to a lack of disk space.  Ole Hallengren has even added this option to his maintenance solution (https://ola.hallengren.com/).  Others have also followed suit.

The trouble is that most backup solutions do not have a way to clean up old blob backup files.  This little script will clean up files older that the “$daystokeep” parameter. 

 


import-module AzureRM

$daysToKeep = 7
$storageAccount = 'sqlbackups'
$storageAccessKey = '0JqxsxUOb9kJQa2oAqlGFjalB78vieOqySMdValN+fpYfrSu2XtZz8VNaS/iEb5KqdVySsSFYtLKQe+/imDnEw=='
$storageContainer = 'prodbackups'

$context = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName $storageAccount -StorageAccountKey $storageAccessKey
New-AzureStorageContainer -Name $storageContainer -Context $context -Permission Blob -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$EGBlobs = Get-AzureStorageBlob -Container $storageContainer -Context $context | sort-object LastModified | select lastmodified, name

foreach($blob in $EGBlobs)
{
    if($blob.lastmodified -lt (get-date).AddDays($daysToKeep*-1))

        {

        Remove-AzureStorageBlob -Blob $blob.name -Container $storageContainer -Context $context
 
        }
}


 

You must of course set your own parameter values, but the script is pretty simple and blindly removes every file older than 7 days from the storage container named “prodbackups”.  With a little tweaking, you can filter by extension type or particular file name or pattern. 

 

I have a version of this script in my maintenance plan, and run it every night.  Although there is an unlimited amount of space available in the cloud, leaving all of your backup files on a storage account without a little cleanup can get very expensive.  All of that storage comes at a price.


          Futurecom   

Futurecom

October 2, 2017 to October 5, 2017

Futurecom is the largest Telecom & IT Event in Latin America, with a special focus in Brazil. Its 19th Edition will be held in São Paulo, from October 2nd to 5th, at the Transamerica Expo Center. A Trade Fair with 22,000sqm receives representatives from 45 countries, and an outstanding International Congress has approximately 300 speakers and panelists and 5 conference rooms in 4 days. The previous Futurecom event counted with more than 300 exhibitors showing their products, solutions and applications for 13,500 unique attendees, in a great environment for business development. Most of Worldwide ICT companies exhibit at Futurecom, as well as Brazilian Fixed and Mobile Operators. Take part!

MMA Members discount: 20%

More Info


          Think Beyond Plastic and UN Environment Launch Innovation Challenge on Marine Litter   
UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic launched a global innovation challenge for university students to develop solutions to marine litter. Winners will receive support to help their solutions become commercially viable.
          Zoho: Is it possible to get GeoLocation of user?   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/ptahiliani/archive/2017/03/25/244516.aspx

Problem: Many times we want latitude and longitude information of user who is currently filling the Zoho forms. Zoho doesn't provide any such object by which we can get this information & it also doesn't support any javascript or any third party tool to get this information Or in other words is it possible to get GeoLocation Zoho form creator?

Solution:Here I am going to explain how you can achieve this:

a) You need to create two fields LAT & LON on the Zoho form where you want this information to be stored.

b) You then need to create one PHP page which you can host on external server. As Zoho doesn't provide any space to host any custom page. So you have to host this page on the external domain.

c) Now you need to use Geolocation object of HTML 5, to get the user's current location, on this PHP page.

d) In my current example I am passing the newly generated record ID on this page php via query string while calling this PHP page from Zoho form. I have divided my zoho form into two steps. In the first step I am filling all the user's details and after clicking on submit button on this step 1, I am calling this external PHP page. 

e) After getting the user's latitude & longitude information, I have called Zoho's form update API and updating the record with Lat & Lon for the ID which I have received on this php page via query string. In this way you can get Latitude & Longitude of user in Zoho. 

Please note that SSL should be installed on the domain where you are going to host this PHP page as without SSL you will never get Lat & Lon information.

You can check screenshots of above solution. This solution is tested on web, android & iphone. It is is working everywhere without any issue.





          UN Council Calls for Considering Human Rights under UNFCCC   
The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on ‘Human rights and climate change,’ calling on States to consider human rights within the UNFCCC framework. Resolution A/HRC/35/L.32 also calls for a comprehensive and integrated approach to climate change adaptation and mitigation policies, to address the economic, cultural and social challenges associated with climate change.
          Comment on Startup pitch: Uptaste helps tourists to find places to eat nearby by Drew Meyers   
"Travellers will spend money on food twice a day so the question isn’t will they pay for a solution – but who will they trust in order to inform them of where to spend their money. Uptaste is a curated service so we only have the good stuff." Big big fan of curation. I've been consulting for 360modern in the real estate industry, which curates modern / mid-century modern listings (aka the good stuff). Best of luck with growth.
          ISO Finishing is the first US Distributor for BV Products   

ISO Finishing specializes in providing complete finishing services for all major markets including medical, aerospace, dental, automotive, OEM, military, plastic, hydraulic, pharmaceutical and firearm industries. (PRNewsfoto/ISO Finishing)MINNEAPOLIS, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ISOFinishing.com, the leading mass finishing service and solutions provider in the United States, today announced it will now be a distributor of the Australian mass finishing technologies brand, BV Products, in the United States. The company,...



          yukka on [ RK3288 ROM ] IFive Air LineAgeOS 14.1 custom root firmware (2017/03/04)   

soeren said
Hi, thanks for your continued work on this, but I still can't use Lineage OS 14.1 on my Haier Pad.
If I follow your instructions - lower format and "Run" then the tablet automatically reboots into recovery, but I the touchscreen in TWRP doesn't react to touch actions. No "swipe to allow modifications" or anything - the only way out is a hard power-off. After a restart the tablet hangs in the lineage OS boot logo.
Needed to go back to CM13_6.0.1 again after that.
ciao, Sören  

Hello,

i have the same behaviour with my Haier 971. I can install the Lineage OS 14.1, the the TWRP comes up, but the touch screen is not working so I am not able to setup TWRP correctly (In both versions 1.2.4 and 1.2.2 with TWRP 3.0.2.0, they are both not working).

The CM13_6.0.1 (TWRP 3.0.0.0) is working fine for me.

If someone has a solution, I would be very happy

Kind regards,

Dirk


          MicroStrategy Developer - R-E-S.com - Brampton Lake, ON   
Should have progressing skills on Business Analysis, Business Knowledge, Software Engineering Leadership, Architecture Knowledge and Technical Solution Design....
From Indeed - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:22:19 GMT - View all Brampton Lake, ON jobs
          Ohio politician: Don’t send medics for third overdose   
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – An Ohio city councilman has suggested a controversial solution to the growing opioid problem in his town: If an addict keeps overdosing, the city won’t dispatch anyone to save their life. Middletown City Council member Dan Picard is proposing to give drug users two chances. Paramedics would respond to an overdose twice, and each time the addict would receive a summons and be required to do community service after being treated. But if they don’t show up […]
          Technical Content Developer   
Qualys is looking for an experienced technical blog writer to create marketing blogs, technical white papers for our IT security and compliance solutions in the cloud. The applicant must possess experience in technical white paper writing/technical blog writing with 5+ years content development experience for IT products. In this role you'll communicate internally with Developers, Support engineers and Product Management to create on-line blog content, technical white papers and other written marketing content that helps our customers understand the product objectives, feature usage and concepts in a simple and catchy way. The perfect applicant has worked with networking and/or security products, and is passionate about creating helpful technical content in a modern way. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Technical - Solid understanding of all sections related to the anatomy of a blog/white paper. - Expertise to operate independently and as a member of a team.
          New York, Massachusetts Move on Energy Storage Targets   
Massachusetts set its first targets, and quickly drew criticism for starting too low. New York lawmakers took their first step by passing an energy storage bill.

New York is set to join the ranks of a small but growing number of pioneering states that are setting targets for energy storage as wind, solar and other renewable energies supply increasing amounts of power to their electric grids.

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          Author Stephanie Lymon’s New Book “Being Twins: The Bully” is a Story for School-Age Children in Which Stephanie and Stephon Deal With Threats From the School Bully   

Recent release “Being Twins: The Bully” from Page Publishing author Stephanie Lymon is the first in a series of books for preschool and elementary school children featuring twins Stephanie and Stephon, who ultimately find their own solution for handing threats from the school bully who steals their lunch money.

(PRWeb July 06, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14474836.htm


          Oracle Database Administrator - RPM Technologies - Toronto, ON   
*About RPM* RPM Technologies provides software solutions and services to the largest financial services companies in Canada. We offer product record keeping
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          WebSphere MQ Administrator - CGS - Mississauga, ON   
*WebSphere MQ Administrator* Computer Generated Solutions – Canada CGS Canada, a division of Computer Generated Solutions, Inc., a division of Computer
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          Recommended Reading   
I compiled a list of books I've recently read and feel would appeal to middle and high school students. Each of the books includes themes conducive to classroom discussions.

Except when marked with an asterisk, all titles are available in audio format from the Las Vegas Clark County Public Library District (see LVCCLD link when applicable). To access these materials, you must have a current public library card and know your PIN. For more information about procuring a library card, click here. To use eAudio books from the public library, you will need to download OverDrive Media Console (a free software package) to your computer. Instructions and more information about accessing eMedia are available here.

Except for Candy Shop War and Leepike Ridge, all remaining books with asterisks are available at Audible. Note that there is a charge to purchase audiobooks from Audible. Different from the public library, however, the purchaser becomes the book's owner.


Recommended Book Options


Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Adoration of Jenna Fox (Pearson, Mary E.): Jenna Fox awakens after a coma having forgotten her life before her accident. She explores her past life through video, but is often met with reluctance to talk about her operation with others. This science fiction mystery explores issues related to bioethics. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Elsewhere (Zevin, Gabrielle): Elsewhere is the story of a girl who died. Upon doing so, she arrived at a place called “Elsewhere” where all the people had lived lives on Earth and were now dead. Most of the people were a lot older than her (she died in her teens). A unique feature of Elsewhere is that you grow older instead of younger while there. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Hunger Games (Collins, Suzanne): The Hunger Games is the first of a trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The premise underlying the plot is that a corrupt “Capitol” controls 12 districts. To keep the districts under control, the Capitol sponsors The Hunger Games each year. Two children from each district are selected to participate, and only one participant from the 24 survives the Games. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Little Brother (Doctorow, Cory): Cory Doctorow truly practices what he preaches! In a book about high-tech, high-action stunts in the midst of terrorist activity in the U.S., Doctorow discusses the importance of freedom of information. Likewise, he made his book available for free online using a Creative Commons license. [Warning: This book includes mature themes likely to be inappropriate for use in school environments.] [LVCCLD eAudio]
  • Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (Patterson, James): This is the first book of a series by the acclaimed James Patterson. The main character is Maximum Ride, a headstrong teenage girl who grew up in a science lab. She and her “flock of bird kids” were all genetically manipulated pre-birth, resulting in the presence of wings. As such, all the children are able to fly. The book follows Maximum Ride and her flock as they escape from the lab and learn to live on their own. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Maze Runner (Dashner, James): This is an action-packed thriller! Every month for several years, one boy has been delivered into the “Glade.” All the boys remember their names, but none remember anything else about their past. In a strange turn of events, the day after Thomas (the main character) arrives, a girl arrives. Thomas tries to learn about the society the boys created before his arrival and learns of the maze, their possible escape route, that encompasses their community. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Neptune's Children (Dobkin, Bonnie): Dobkin’s book, Neptune’s Children, begins with a bioterrorist attack on all adults around the world. All individuals over age 13 die instantly, leaving all children behind to fend for themselves. Those children left behind in a theme park (similar to Disneyland), create a working society while facing potential and real threats. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Twilight (Meyer, Stephenie): This epic series takes place in Washington state. The main character, Bella, meets a young man, Edward, who intrigues her and ultimately becomes the object of her affection. Bella learns that Edward is a vampire and struggles with love and longevity. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *Uglies (Westerfield, Scott): This series (including Pretties, Specials, and Extras) by Scott Westerfield begins with Uglies, a book about a utopian society that spawned from modern America. All children are called “uglies” until their 16th birthdays on which they receive an operation that makes them pretty. Once pretty, they move to a location where they can play and party all the time. Some uglies, though, question if being pretty is all there is to life. [Audible]
  • *Unwind (Shusterman, Neal): Imagine if parents could choose to have their teenagers “unwound,” have their body parts separated and given to save the lives of others. It’s the perfect solution for harvesting human organs… isn’t it? [Audible]
Young Adult Fantasy
  • *The Candy Shop War (Mull, Brandon):Imagine a world where eating candy could give you special powers. Mull masterfully juxtaposes good and evil amidst a fantasy of vivid characters. The book may sound like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Harry Potter, but it truly is a story of its own.
  • Eragon (Paolini, Christopher):16-year-old Christopher Paolini wrote this epic tale (Eragon is the first book in a series) just after graduating from high school. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Fablehaven (Mull, Brandon): When a boy and girl go to spend time with their grandfather, they learn there is more to his mysterious life than originally imagined. The area surrounding his home is a haven for fabulous creatures of all kinds—some good, and some bad. [LVCCLD CD]
  • Inkheart (Funke, Cornelia): In this three-book tale, Funke creates a world where books are reality become intertwined. Some of her characters have the unique ability to “read” characters and items “out” of books. In one unfortunate time, the father in the story accidentally read his wife into a book; he’s also read some antagonistic characters out of the book. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • Fallen Angels (Meyers, Walter Dean): Fallen Angels is realistic historical fiction about serving in the Vietnam War. The main character is African-American, adding to the issues of race conflict occurring during the war. [Warning: Telling the story of men and women serving on the front lines, the book does not “candy-coat” the violence, language, and other everyday happenings of the U.S. soldiers.] [LVCCLD CD]
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Beah, Ishmael): A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is the true autobiographical of Ishmael Beah, a boy who served as a soldier in Sierra Leone. After his hometown was attacked by rebels, he spent months searching for his family before being recruited into guerrilla warfare. He is later reformed when living in a UNICEF refugee camp. [Warning: This book contains graphic violence.] [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition (Mortensen, Greg): Mortensen is described as a man who is single-handedly creating peaceful relationships between those in the Middle East and in the United States. This book tells his story—from mountain climbing failure to sacrificial living. After returning from a failed attempt to ascend K2, he commits to build a school for the girls in one of Pakistan’s outermost regions. He kept his promise, and continues to change the world with his relentless efforts. [Audible]
Young Adult Historical Fiction
  • Elijah of Buxton (Curtis, Christopher Paul): This book tells the story of a small town in Canada. Buxton is where escaped slaves from the United States find refuge. They welcome those former slaves who have made the long, painful journey from the South. The story takes a turn when Elijah, just a boy, heads back to the United States to complete a chore. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
Young Adult Realistic Fiction
  • Hatchet (Paulsen, Gary): This Newberry-award winner tells of a boy who becomes an inhabitant of the wilderness when the plane in which he is flying goes down and the pilot dies in the crash. The main character must learn to survive in the Canadian wild. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *Leepike Ridge (Wilson, N.D.): This action-filled story of realistic fiction is a fun read. When the main character finds himself in a hidden cave under Leepike Ridge, he learns about life outside the mainstream.
  • Smiles to Go (Spinelli, Jerry): This is a coming-of-age story for boys who question who they are, where they fit in the universe, and their relationships with girls. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Grisham, John): This is John Grisham’s first children’s book. Theodore Boone lives with his parents, both of whom are lawyers. He loves the law and spends all his free time in the courthouse. As such, he is the resident expert on the law at his school, and he regularly advises his classmates on legal matters. He eve becomes entwined in a case of his own! This is a great book to learn about the U.S. legal system. [LVCCLD CD]
Adult Historical Fiction
  • Sarah's Key (de Rosnay, Tatiana): de Rosnay juxtaposes the past and present when her protagonist, a journalist, accepts the opportunity to write a story about French involvement in the Nazi round-up of Jewish families in Paris in 1942. While the journalist’s story unfolds, Sarah’s story unfolds. Sarah’s story is about cruelty and loss at the hand of the French police as they did the bidding of the Nazi’s. It is also about human compassion and remembrance. [LVCCLD eAudio]
Adult Realistic Fiction
  • The Life of Pi (Martel, Yann): Martel tells the tale of a boy from India. His family owns a zoo, but is selling their animals to a U.S. zoo due to financial hardships. During their sea voyage, there is an accident and the boy, Pi, ends up aboard a small rescue boat along with a tiger and several other animals. He tells of their mutual survival tactics and leaves the reader questioning reality. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
Adult Non-Fiction
  • *The Horse Boy (Isaacson, Rupert): Isaacson wrote this biography about his son, a boy afflicted with autism. In an attempt to help their son, Isaacson and his wife trekked through Mongolia with the intent to meet shamans who could assist their child. Their journey took them to the outer-most parts of Mongolia, even to the “Reindeer People.” This is a heartwarming tale the of the efforts parents will make to assist their children and ways that seeing the world differently can help us all see better. [Audible]
  • Strength in What Remains (Kidder, Tracy): A medical student in Africa finds himself constantly trying to escape war and war-torn environments as he traverses through his home country of Burundi and into and out of Rwanda. He eventually makes his way to the United States where he faces trials of a homeless immigrant in a foreign land. [LVCCLD eAudio]
  • Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Krakauer, Jon): Pat Tillman, former NFL player, lost his life during the U.S. Gulf War. Krakauer describes the events leading to his NFL and military careers and the circumstances surrounding his death in combat. [LVCCLD eAudio/CD]
  • *The Last American Man (Gilbert, Elizabeth): Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, writes the biography of Eustice Conway, a true man of the American Wilderness. Born in the 1960s, Eustice took his homemade teepee and left home as a teenager to live off the land. Gilbert tells of his trek along the Appalachian Trail, his record-setting horse-journey across America, and his lifelong passion to bring Americans to a greater appreciation and respect of nature. [Audible]

          In Kenya’s drylands, education is an insurance policy, but only for some   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching adaptation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disastrous drought

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low enrolment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(TOP PHOTO: Break time at Karoge Primary School. Sophie Mbugua/IRIN)

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          ISTE 2010: November, "Digital Learning Farm: Students as Contributors"   
Digital Learning Farm: Students as Contributors
Presented by Alan November

We need to trust children to teach teachers.

Tutorial Design Team:
Mathtrain.tv: Includes videos of math concepts. Some teachers allow their students to either do homework, or they can create screenshot tutorials. An important element is to NOT give students grades for their creative works; otherwise, motivation will decrease over time.

WolframAlpha: An online tool that will solve algebraic and other similar math problems. If you type "Solution" along with the problem, you can find the steps to the solution.

Dan Pink, Drive: In Pink's book, he states that if you do not have purpose, your motivation will decline. November, then, states that we need to focus on giving children purpose. One such purpose is to have them create products that can benefit others.

Screencasting is a critically important tool that teachers seldom use.

Production Designer:
A key to enhanced educational opportunities is to release control to the students. An example of this is Bob Sprankle's student vodcast. In his elementary-level classroom, they do a weekly podcast on what the class learned throughout the week. A student designs the production for the week. After creating these podcasts, students individually came to Mr. Sprankle and asked him if they could create their own shows. One student created a writing show and another created a math show.

Scribe:
Using Google Docs, have three different students keep notes during a single teaching period. Have each of the three students focus on a different aspect of the presentation. Also, inform each of these scribes that they should add additional information as they feel it would be helpful, and they can add information to their notes at any later time.

Researcher:
School culture has conditioned children to create a dependency on the teacher to answer their questions. They are not encouraged to explore on their own; they are rewarded when interacting with the teacher and asking questions of the teacher. A job students may have in the class is to to be the researcher. When a student asks a question, one student is required to find the answer online.

Global Communicator:
One student's job should be to find email addresses of people that could act as experts when the class has questions they are unable to answer.

Kiva: A website designed to facilitate loans to small businesses around the world. For $25, students can choose a business to support and follow the success of the business. When the money is returned, you can re-invest it.

"Don't forget the kids." In fact, perhaps we should spend more time empowering kids to improve learning and less time on professional development. Perhaps a school could put together a team of students who will identify a list of ways they can use cell phones for learning within the school environment.
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          Emmanuel Macron souhaite la création d’un budget de la zone euro.   

 Emmanuel Macron souhaite la création d’un budget de la zone euro. France 2 a fait le point sur ce projet, qui fait débat. Plus d’Europe, c’était la promesse du candidat Macron. Aujourd’hui président, il le martèle, il veut relancer l’Europe. Sa solution : créer un budget pour les pays de la zone euro. Mais cela fait débat. Ce serait une nouveauté, car les 19 pays de la zone euro n’ont pas de porte-monnaie commun, alors que l’Union européenne a un budget commun, qui lui permet essentiellement de financer la politique agricole commune. Un budget pour la zone euro servirait à investir, protéger la stabilité et agir en cas d’urgence. Pierre Jovanovic: Si Macron est élu, la France n’existera plus. F. Asselineau: Voilà ce que la commission européenne exige du prochain Président de la République Mais ce budget supplémentaire serait inutile pour les eurosceptiques, il ne serait qu’un coût supplémentaire à la charge des États. Au contraire, certains économistes estiment que c’est indispensable et que la zone euro ne peut pas se développer sans ce budget commun. Ce budget pourrait être financé par les recettes fiscales des États. Source: francetvinfo

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          L’Europe souhaite l’élargissement de toutes ses côtes, aux bateaux humanitaires acheminant des migrants.   

 La Commission européenne a soutenu jeudi la proposition de l’Italie d’autoriser les navires humanitaires prenant en charge les migrants venus des côtes africaines à s’amarrer dans les ports d’autres pays de l’UE. La veille, Rome avait demandé à ses partenaires européens de l’aide pour faire face à la crise migratoire, menaçant de fermer ses ports aux navires de sauvetage. « Nous soutiendrons l’Italie lors des discussions sur la coopération des Etats sur le débarquement des migrants », a déclaré la porte-parole du commissaire européen aux questions migratoires. Relocalisation des réfugiés: L’Europe pourrait lancer des procédures contre les pays membres Ces discussions seront à l’ordre du jour d’une réunion entre les ministres de l’Intérieur des 28 la semaine prochaine à Tallinn, en Estonie. « Sur le plan politique, la situation est mauvaise pour l’Italie. Si le nombre d’arrivants continue d’augmenter, Rome va se retrouver dans une situation délicate », a expliqué un diplomate européen. « Il n’existe pas de solution simple. Je ne pense pas que les autres (Etats) se réjouiront à l’idée d’accueillir ces navires dans leurs ports », a-t-il ajouté. Les ports de Barcelone et de Marseille seraient envisagés pour accueillir les navires humanitaires, a dit la Commission. Une source diplomatique française a dit qu’il [...]

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          Simone Wapler: La peste des banques vénitiennes et italiennes   

 Et dans la torpeur du premier week-end d’été, deux banques européennes firent faillite. C’est un grand principe, les banques sombrent le vendredi soir. Cela permet à monsieur le Marché de ne pas broyer du noir et à la Parasitocratie de s’organiser pour sauver les meubles. Vendredi 23 juin, donc, Veneto Banca et Banca Popolare di Vicenza sont en faillite ou sur le point de l’être, selon la BCE. Ceux qui seraient intéressés par le jargon technique justifiant cette décision peuvent le consulter ici. Europe: la prochaine crise financière est déjà là, et les gens commencent à paniquer Ces deux banques italiennes manquent de capitaux propres et ont été incapables de présenter un plan de recapitalisation. Elles ne remplissent pas les conditions pour être éligibles au système de résolution européen. Veneto Banca et Banca Popolare di Vicenza devront se soumettre au régime légal de la faillite en vigueur en Italie. Ces deux banques possèdent 60 Mds€ d’actifs toxiques (12 kerviels) auxquels personne ne veut toucher, des prêts non performants. Rappelons qu’en 2008, un seul kerviel était censé faire trembler la finance mondiale. Depuis, beaucoup de progrès a été accompli, comme vous le voyez… Le dimanche, revirement. Margaret Vestager, Commissaire européenne à la concurrence, [...]

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          France: les prix au m² s’envolent pour atteindre des niveaux historiques dans de nombreuses grandes villes   

 Depuis le début de l’année, les prix au mètre carré s’envolent pour atteindre des niveaux historiques dans de nombreuses grandes villes. France 2 est allée à la recherche des bonnes affaires. Acheter un appartement ou une maison dans une grande ville est devenu un luxe. Et pour cause, les prix ont augmenté en moyenne de 1,5% en France. Dans la capitale, le prix au mètre carré a atteint 8 942 euros au premier semestre, une hausse de plus de 7,7% en un an. Le montant moyen d’un achat est de plus de 446 982 euros pour 51 m². Quelles solutions pour éviter de dépenser ces sommes exorbitantes ? Dans le nord de Paris, au cœur du XVIIe arrondissement, Sylvain Nouallet propose à la vente un appartement de 28 m². Selon l’agent immobilier, les petites imperfections du logis en font une bonne affaire. « Si l’appartement était refait à neuf, vous le payeriez 275 000 euros environ. Or là il est à 245 000 euros« , explique l’agent immobilier. Flairer la bonne affaire, c’est aussi avoir un peu de chance, comme ce propriétaire qui va pouvoir doubler la surface de son appartement grâce aux combles. Philippe Herlin: La bulle immobilière mondiale grossit, prenez vos précautions France: le [...]

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          AEE 315: 5 Steps to Leaving the Perfect Voicemail in English   

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Do you know how to leave a great voicemail in English?

Today you’ll get the 5 steps that you need to follow to leave a great voicemail.

Listen to the sample role plays in today’s episode to hear what your message should sound like.

Here are the steps:

1) Greeting: “Hi it’s Lindsay” or “Hey it’s Michelle”

2) Why are you calling: “I just wanted to talk with you about tomorrow’s meeting” or “I’m calling to catch up.”

3) What they should do next: “Would you get back to me when you can” or “Give me a call whenever you’re free”

4) Your phone number: “My number is 359-284-9856″ or “You can reach me at 617-593-0952

5)  Say goodbye: “Hope you’re having a good day” or “Take care” or “Have a great one”

 

Here are a few other tips:

1) Make sure they know how to get back to you

2) Don't ramble, don't go on and on, don't leave a long message, make it concise and tight and to the point

3) Do leave a message- don't call and hang up, it's better to leave a message with some grammar mistakes than it is to not leave a message and not connect with the person

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          AEE 314: One Key Way to Sound More Natural When You Talk About What You Want in English   

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Do you know how to naturally talk about what you want in English?

Native speakers use the verb “to want” in the past tense when we are making a request in the present tense.

For example, you might call a colleague and say ” I wanted to confirm our lunch appointment for today.”

This makes the message a bit more polite and more indirect.

We think it’s also used more commonly for women.

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          AEE 305: How to Change Your Routine to Get What You Want in English and in Your Life   

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Today you’ll find out why staying in the same place will never get you to where you want to go and how to make an effective change quickly and easily.

Here it today’s quote:

“To get something you never had you have to do something you never did.”

-Unknown

 

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

-Tony Robbins

 

 

It’s so easy to get into a habit but we have to step back and ask ourselves if our habits are creating the results that we want.

Time goes by fast.

We often realize that we have been doing the same thing for years and we haven’t achieved our goals.

Here are some examples of our goals:

  • Michelle’s new goal: She wants to build upper body strength. How is she working towards the goal? She is using resistance bands at her home a few times every week.
  • Lindsay’s new goal: She wants to deepen her meditation practice. She has started going to her meditation center every morning.

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What about you?

What are you going to change after listening to today’s episode?

What change do you want to create in your life?

Tell us in the comments below


          AEE 303: How to Talk About What You Like Versus What You Would Like in English   

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Are you STILL making this English mistake?

We hear a lot of intermediate learners still getting confused between “I would like” and “I like” in English.

Today you’ll get two examples of how to solve this mistake.

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1) “Do you like coffee?” This means do you enjoy coffee?

2) “Would you like a coffee?” This means that someone is inviting you to have a coffee or is offering you a coffee.

 

Listen to the role plays in the episode to hear how Lindsay and Michelle use “Do you like” versus “Would you like.”

 

Are YOU still making this mistake?

Leave us a sample phrase or question in the comments below!


          AEE 299: 4 Topics that You Should NEVER Discuss in a First English Conversation   

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Jessica is the author of Hopeful Disasters where she explores dating in New York City.

She is also an ESL teacher in New York City.

Check out her blog here!

 

When you meet someone for the first time in English, whether it’s a date or just a first-time meeting with a friend or colleague, there are certain topics that you should NEVER discuss.

Today you’ll find out what they are with our favorite AEE dating consultant, Jessica Coyle.

A few weeks ago we talked about what four things you SHOULD talk about on a first date in English or at a first meeting but today we’ll show you what you should avoid.

 

4 Topics to AVOID on a first date or first meeting in English:

  • Politics: You can casually mention your political interests but don’t get drawn into a political debate or discussion. Jessica calls this “quicksand” because you can start to sink and you’ll get stuck and you won’t be able to get out of it. It’s better to bring up this topic once you already know someone well and after you know their triggers well.
  • Age:  You should definitely avoid asking the person their exact age. Also, this means that you should not ask people about their timeline in terms of when they want to get married or have kids. It’s too direct and too intense for a first date or first conversation. You might terrify the person if start asking these questions too early.
  • Religion: You probably have a rough idea of your date’s religion and it will be important later but it’s too personal to get into during a first date. It’s ok to share your own religion if you want to but don’t ask the person directly what their religion is.
  •  Education:  This is tricky. Jessica says that the goal in not asking this question is to avoid coming off as arrogant or judgmental. If you ask the person where they went to school or how many degrees they have, it will be clear that you are fishing for information regarding their intelligence or social status. You might make the other person feel bad if you ask this question. Try to figure out if there is an intellectual connection instead.

 

 

 

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          AEE 298: Are You Coming or Are You Going? How to Get It Straight in English   

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What is the difference between “come” and “go” in English?

This is a big mistake that a lot of English learners make!

Are you making this mistake? Let’s stop it today. Today you’ll get a simple strategy to use when you choose between “come” and “go.”

 

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Here is the trick to remember “come” versus “go”: Where is the speaker?

If the speaker is in the place that he is talking about, he says “why don’t you come to New York?”

In this case, the speaker is in New York.

If he says, “I plan to go to Boston” then he is not in Boston.

Keep it simple! Stick to this rule and it will clear up your confusion every time.

 

Phrasal verbs with “come” and “go”:

  • To come around: To visit (at someone’s home) or to get better, to return to normal. Here is an example, “You are in an argument with a friend now but I hope your friend comes around.”
  • To come to: To regain awareness and consciousness after fainting or after passing out. “In hot yoga, if you faint and then you come to, everyone will be standing over you and staring.”
  • To go through: To deal with something, to struggle with something that is hard, maybe a break up, a divorce, a hard time financially. “Are you going through anything difficult these days?”
  • To go into: To enter something, to start to talk about something, an idea, a topic. “Today we went into a lot of great topics.”

 

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          AEE 295: How to Be Pushy Without Being Pushy in English   

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Today you’ll get six ways to check on someone’s progress in a non-pushy way in English!

Do you ever want to get the status of someone’s progress on a project or an assignment but do you get confused about how to ask without making the person feel pressured?

Today you’ll find out how to do it successfully in English.

 

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Ways to check on progress:

  • “How’s it going? I look forward to receiving the files.”
  • “Any updates?
  • ” How are things progressing?”
  • “How are things moving forward?”
  • “How are things going?”
  • “Do you need any feedback on anything?”
  • “Do you want me to check your work?”

Slightly more direct ways to check on progress:

  • “What’s your timeline?”
  • “How’s your timeline looking?”
  • “I just wanted to check in. When do you think you’ll be able to get that done?”

 

What other phrases do you use when you want to check on someone’s progress?

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          AEE 294: Don't Be a Fool! Learn About April Fool's Day with All Ears English   

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April Fool’s Day is coming up later this week.

Are you ready for it?

How do you celebrate April Fool’s Day in your culture?

Today you’ll learn what many Americans do on April Fool’s Day and you’ll get a few new vocabulary words for this day.

It’s common to play jokes on friends and colleagues at work or at college in the United States.

It’s especially common in colleges because students live together with their friends in dormitories.

 

Vocabulary for April Fool’s Day:

  • Gullible: To trust people and believe things that people say, even if those things are not true.
  • Practical Joke: A joke that you play on someone (not a spoken joke). You act out this kind of joke.
  • A prank: A practical joke, a joke that is acted out
  • Gag gift: A silly gift that is not meant to be serious but is meant to be a joke

 

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What should you do if someone plays a joke on you?

Don’t take it too seriously.

Laugh at it.

Have a good time.

 

 

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How do you celebrate April Fool’s Day?

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          AEE 291: Crazy? Insane? How to Use English Slang but Stay Politically Correct   

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Do you use a lot of English slang in your everyday conversations with natives?

In today’s episode you’ll find out how to use the words “crazy” and “insane” as slang words in conversations.

How to use the word “crazy” in a slang form:

 

  • “I know someone who’s totally crazy because he still hitchhikes.”
  • It was crazy for us to hitchhike. Those were my crazy days.”
  • “Are you crazy about your boyfriend?”
  • “What is the craziest thing you have ever done?”

 

The slang words “crazy” and “insane” mean wild and out of control.

They could also mean unexpected or out of control.

The words are also used a lot in song lyrics, especially love songs.

If you use these words in a literal way to describe someone who is mentally ill it is rude.

Instead you could say that they are “mentally disabled” or “mentally handicapped” or “mentally challenged.”

 

 

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          AEE 290: Get Off the Hamster Wheel! The Epidemic of "Busy" in the United States   

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Are you busy?

In your home culture, is it considered “cool” to be busy?

In American culture everyone is busy and it’s almost in style to be busy.

We think that’s crazy! Today we are going to give our opinion on this article from the Washington Post called Exhaustion Is Not a Status Symbol.

In American culture, especially in large cities like New York and Boston, things move fast and we often define ourselves based on the things that we do.

We also measure our worth based on what we achieve.

We end up valuing perfectionism and accomplishing things over just living.

Americans don’t take much time off for vacation while in other cultures people take much more vacation time.

 

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How do we know that this is a problem? People in the US always say:

  • “I’ve been crazy busy.”
  • “I have so much going on.”

 

What can we do about this?

  • Avoid checking emails every three minutes
  • When you complete a task, sit back and reflect, get feedback (this was a suggestion from the article)
  • Take more vacation time

 

What do you think?

Is being busy considered cool in your culture?

Let us know in the comments.

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          AEE 279 Part 1: Listen to a Real, Spontaneous First-time Meeting in English   

Are you looking for an authentic English conversation?

Today, listen to Part 1 of a real, authentic example of two people using English to get to know each other! 

 

In Part 1 of this episode, Lindsay meets Mo.  Mo is from New Zealand but has lived all over the world.  He currently lives in Germany and teaches English.  The two of them talk about this, and about learning a language and living in a different culture.

 

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Some of the discussion points in Part 1:

  • Why do people want to learn English?
  • How can they be relaxed enough to learn it?
  • Is it okay to accept that you’ll never be a native speaker?

 

What did you get out of this conversation?

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          AEE 277: 3 Strategies to Remember Someone's Name in English with Alan Headbloom   

How can you remember other people’s names?

Today, learn three tactics to remember names in English, and why it’s important to do so!

 

A name is a person’s most basic possession and part of their identity.  It’s the sweetest sound to their ears.  For this reason, Alan believes it’s important to get a person’s name right, and to show an interest in it.  But it’s not always easy to do that, especially with names you are unfamiliar with.

 

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Here are Alan’s tips for remembering new names:

  • If a name is unfamiliar, ask them to repeat it.  This helps you learn their name and also shows a respectful commitment to learning it.  Simply say, “Your name is a little difficult for me, but I’d really like to get it right. Could you say it again?”
  • Ask for their business card.  This works best in a business context, though students may also have business cards.  Reading the name might make it easier to remember.
  • Make up a pneumonic, or memory aid.  Think of what the unfamiliar name sounds like in your native language and use that to help you remember.  This is a way to bridge your language and English.

 

Alan suggests you also learn common names in the English-speaking world, and that you try asking others if their names have any special meanings or significances.

 

How do you deal with learning new names?

Share your experiences in the comments section below!

 

Alan Headbloom is an intercultural trainer, a professional English teacher and a talk show host. He frequently appears as a speaker on topics such as cultural diversity and workplace inclusion. He lives in Michigan, USA where he and his wife produce the show Feel Like You Belong, a show about immigrants creating a new life in the United States.

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          AEE 248: 5 English Phrases to Declare Your New Years Resolutions   

How do you declare a New Year’s resolution in English? 

Today, Lindsay and Michelle discuss five easy English phrases to use for your intentions in the new year!

 

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          AEE 234: One Way to Stop Thinking Too Hard When You Learn English   

Are you nervous about speaking English?

Are you looking for a way around it?

Today, Lindsay and Michelle share a story about one student who overcame his fear of speaking English by being an expert at something else!

 

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An English student in an American business course had little confidence in his English abilities.  But when the other students in his course discovered that he understood their subject better than any of them, he was asked to be their tutor.  Of course, they wanted him to tutor them in English.

This turned out much better than expected.  As a tutor, he had to be in the moment and focused.  He couldn’t worry about his inhibitions or nervousness, or making mistakes.  And because of this, he was able to take control.

 

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A classroom is a safe place to learn English, but you are expected not to make mistakes, and so you must focus on your own perfection rather than connection.  Connecting with others is more natural.  Try to get out of the classroom and overcome your inhibitions.

 

How do you practice English outside the classroom?

Does it help make you less self-conscious about speaking English?

Let us know in the comments section below!


          AEE 232: What You MUST Know About Interviews in the United States   

Do you want to get a job in the US?

Today, Lindsay and Michelle discuss what you need to know to excel at an American job interview!

 

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Job interviews everywhere focus on skills and training.  But in the US, employers are usually interested in character as well.  They want to know whether you’re a team player, what your potential is to be a leader, and how you will grow in your job.

As such, they might ask some questions focused more on your behaviors than your skills.  It would help to think about these questions ahead of time, so you can be prepared.

 

Some American job interview questions might include:

  • “Tell us about the most difficult/frustrating individual you ever had to work with, and how you managed to work with them.”  By asking this, they’re seeing whether you can rise above a problem and keep it from affecting the company.
  • “Give an example of how you’ve broken out of a routine or when you’ve successfully developed a new approach.”  Here they’re asking you to show flexibility.
  • “How do you schedule your time/prioritize time when you have a tight turnaround?”  With this, you might want to explain how you ask others for help or delegate your work.

 

In answering all of these questions, try to tell a story from conflict to resolution, and keep it under three minutes if possible.

 

Do employers ask questions like these during job interviews in your country?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

 

 

Brad received his undergraduate degree at New York University in 1984, and spent the next 15 years in the business world focused on sales and marketing.  After spending a year testing the English teaching waters in Korea, he returned to the USA and got a Masters degree in TESOL from Seattle University in March 2001.

Since then Brad has worked in London for a summer, spent a few years in Ireland writing TEFL materials for the Wall Street Institute and other companies, and has worked in Germany and Austria as an in-house Business English trainer for companies like Siemens, Deutsche Post/DHL and EADS.

He has also taught many seminars and workshops for various companies on skills like presentations and business correspondence, as well as a business course for two years at the University of Ulm, Germany.

 

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          AEE 230: Going to San Francisco? Learn How to "Get Local" with italki Teacher Sarah Honour   

Do you want some help with the local English in San Francisco?

Today, San Francisco native Sarah Honour talks about how you can go local with your English in the City by the Bay!

 

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San Francisco is one of the most unique and amazing cities in the United States.  It’s residents are technology-centric due to their proximity to Silicon Valley, as well as health-centric and nature-centric due to the progressive philosophy that has long been part of the spirit of the city.

Sarah believes that these traits are found in some of the language that San Franciscans use, and that knowing this terminology can help you fit in just a little better.

 

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Here are Sarah’s three top terms for your visit to San Francisco:

  • “Is there an app for that?”:  App is short for application, as in for your phone.  Because the Bay Area is near the center of a major technological development region, there are apps for almost everything in the city — from calling a taxi to getting your groceries delivered.
  • Organic, Local, Sustainable and Seasonal: Food quality is really important to San Franciscans.  Organic means that no pesticides have been used, local means the food was grown nearby, and sustainable means the environment was not harmed to produce it.  Seasonal simply means that it is the natural time of year for the food to grow.
  • “Where’s the wiggle?”: San Francisco is a great city for biking, but it is also a city with lots of hills.  The ‘wiggle’ is the route for biking with the least amount of hills to go up.

 

Have you ever been to San Francisco?

Would you like to go?

Tell us why in the comments section below!

 

Sarah is a 31 year old American who was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, studied Communications in Seattle, Washington, and worked for almost 10 years as a nanny (or babysitter) in San Francisco, California.  She now splits her time between San Francisco and Sardinia, Italy where her boyfriend lives. She is an English teacher on italki, and is learning Italian and sampling as much of the amazing food and wine from Italy as she can.


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