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Many businesses want a simple website where they tell people what their business is about, some information on the products they offer and a means of contacting them. However, content is vital in the growth of your Internet presence. Information is your asset and all you need to produce it is the knowledge you attain over...
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          Hire a Linux Developer by aalesh28   
Embedded C based project on a 32 bit Linux processor. Someone with the knowledge of how the ROP (return oriented programming) is done and shellcodes. Not a major project, have done most of the work, just need help with a little bit of trouble shooting... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: C Programming, Embedded Software, Linux, Software Development, Ubuntu)
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Refer cases beyond their knowledge and expertise to the Charge/Head Nurse for his/her assessment; The Cadet Primary Nurse Level 1, under the direction of the...
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          Paralegal/Legal Assistant   
MA-Boston, One of the prominent law firms in Boston, MA is looking for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Qualified candidates will have experience with 3 to 5 years Insurance Defense/litigation, a strong working knowledge of court procedures on a state and federal level; Microsoft Office proficiency and excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will support multiple attorneys with legal support funct
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MA-Boston, Overview The Senior Database Architect will be accountable for developing and implementing a data management strategy and framework, a governance model, business case, and processes for managing our data on an ongoing basis. Manages complex databases to conceptualize and develop solutions based on application requirements. Detailed Knowledge of a variety of database platforms and system interactio
          Robert Half Legal Report : Ramping Up Retention Strategies in a Competitive Hiring Market   

As the demand for legal professionals with specialized expertise increases, law firms and legal departments are increasingly concerned about losing top employees to other job opportunities. As a result, retention efforts as well as strategies to enhance staff satisfaction are becoming front-burner issues. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorney Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Judy Hissong, principal at the Legal Leadership Institute, explore key factors that legal professionals value in their work environment and ways legal organizations can use this knowledge to engage, motivate and retain employees. They also discuss legal staffing options being used to help manage rising workloads, boost productivity and enhance retention efforts.


          It's finally being recognized': Indigenous adoption practices now acknowledged in Quebec   
It's finally being recognized': Indigenous adoption practices now acknowledged in Quebec
- Quebec's new custom adoption bill could fix ID issues for Inuit ... and Elena Labranche, director of Inuit Values and Practices for the Nunavik Board of ...

          Comment on Keith Darrell: Shattering Hearts of Stone by Concerned Christian   
Kieth has often come to my university, the University of Idaho, and incited little but hateful arguments and crass insults. When asked about specific bible verses, and to compare them to other translations or interpretations to better understand the meaning of any one translation, he resorted to calling the science of translation as "a semantic tool of liberals". When anyone with legitimate knowledge of the Bible asked him any sort of question, he immediately would say that, "these are what I'm here to fight against; those who think they know the truth when there is no truth but the Bible." Now, obviously this is no way to answer legitimate questions, but what was more shocking was the fact that he would take time then afterwards to insult the individual who asked the question in a relentlessly cruel and ignorant manner. He accused people of having evil parents, he accused the entire audience of being rapists and sexual abusers, he told myself and others that he "could just tell" that we were abused as kids, and then proceeded to tell us that we had deserved it for turning away from the God that we must surely have known since birth. What's more, his knowledge of the actual bible seems greatly lacking, as myself and other students were forced to ask him about claims he was making which were unsupported by the Biblical text. For example, he told a colleague of mine that because my colleague was formerly Christian and turned away, he could never receive repentance even if he returned to living life the way the Bible dictates. This is obviously not supported in the text, let alone an incredibly unprofessional, rude, and blatantly uneducated thing to say. If your intention within this organization is to spread God's word, I suggest you either lean upon a stronger speaker, or simply redirect him to the text which he is supposedly preaching. What's more, Keith had a long tangent about his own childhood traumas which he has actively suppressed which make me incredibly sad for him. There are an innumerable many Christians who understand that without coming to peace with the psychological battle within, one can never truly live the life of God though. Living as God tells you comes from pure love of God, not a twisted vengeance towards their abuser through God's wrath, or using faith to validate self-denigrating thoughts and actions.
          A Fifth-Generation Fight?   
I've been watching the media reports of the rioting in France and reading what analysis I can find. My knowledge of French culture, French law, French economics and French politics might fill a thimble on a good day, so I limit myself to the basic facts and try to take it from there.
          Discos - a peyote stitch beaded bead tutorial by Sharri Moroshok - instant download pdf with photos and step by step instructions by TheBeadedBead   

9.00 USD

Discos is a peyote stitch disc shaped beaded bead tutorial with step by step instructions and 17 process photos. A sample page is pictured above. This is an Intermediate skill level project, but Advanced Beginners with a working of knowledge of Circular Peyote Stitch should be able to accomplish it.

Buyer Reviews for this tutorial:
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The finished beaded bead is 15 x 8mm. The 12 x 4mm base bead for this project is not widely available but you can purchase them here in my shop. I have them in 2 finishes:

brown
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natural
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The pattern, once learned, is very adaptable and variations can easily be made using ordinary washers purchased at any hardware store. See the last picture above for examples of variations.


Materials you will need are:
size 15 Japanese seed beads
size 11 Japanese seed beads
size 11 Delicas
0 or B Nymo (or other fine beading thread)
size 12 beading needle
base beads (as described above)

This file is instantly downloadable. Once purchased you will be able to download the PDF file. You'll need Adobe Reader which you can download for free at www.adobe.com

This listing is for the tutorial only and not for any of the finished beads or jewelry pictured.

You may sell items made with the finished beads but only on the condition that you credit me as the designer. The tutorial itself is protected under copyright law and must not be reproduced, distributed, published or taught without my express permission.


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          Price Drop: iBless Food   
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£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum: Prospectus: Would you like to work for a Membership organisation enabling members to acquire, share and exchange knowledge? Birmingham
          Team Leader (Bilingual French) - Fraud Detection & Prevention - Scotiabank - Toronto, ON   
Thorough knowledge of industry trends and information regarding fraud and fraud detection. Responsible for preventing/minimizing fraud losses....
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Knowledge of the construction materials standards and approved testing methodologies established by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canadian Council...
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          Inventor 2018 - AddInLoadRules customization   

I have been struggling with Inventor 2018 to load 2 plugins, pre-loading the program, when I load up inventor now, it blocks my 2 add-ins and then I would manually have to go to add-ins manager and enable them on startup.

 

For some reason I can't seem to get this working in our pre-captured image file that we deploy from.

 

I have in previous version been able to modify this from the "AddInLoadRules.xml" as shown in the following guide:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/inventor-products/troubleshooting/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Inventor-Install/files/GUID-84B221D3-979B-420D-B955-9DCBDC0C5619-htm.html

 

But in the 2018 version it seems this is no longer handled by an .xml file, but by a "FILE" without file-extension, that I can't seem to edit.

 

Any idea how I can pre-define theese 2 plugins to be auto-loaded, instead of blocked on first time startup?

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          Custom Bom Export to excel template   

Hello All! I have been gaining a lot of knowledge from using this forum but I need some help exporting an Inventor BOM.

 

My employer uses a standard excel template that all manufactured parts are entered into. (We use this for standard or custom jobs). I have attached that template here. The goal is to loop through the top level assembly and place the description in the G cells starting at G4, the Rev starting at F4, and the PN starting at E4. The top level assy will be made up of subassemblies (all I-Assemblies) whose node names at the top level are 101,102,103, etc. The program has to loop thru 101, enter the node name in the column header, enter all the qtys for that section in the j column, then 102 and put the parts in K column, etc. If a bracket is used in 101 and 102 then the program has to look thru the spreadsheet and rather than enter it on a new line, it needs to place the qty in the correct column.

 

My first stab was to look in the help files. I found the loop portion that looks through all BomRows one item at a time. I see the ItemQuantity variable but can't seem to access it. For now I was just trying to see if I could get a simple message box to appear. (error: object required. ---didn't I declare the object a few lines before?) See bolded below.

 

Public Sub BOMQuery()
    ' Set a reference to the assembly document.
    ' This assumes an assembly document is active.
    Dim oDoc As AssemblyDocument
    Set oDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument

    Dim FirstLevelOnly As Boolean
    If MsgBox("First level only?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
        FirstLevelOnly = True
    Else
        FirstLevelOnly = False
    End If
   
    ' Set a reference to the BOM
    Dim oBOM As BOM
    Set oBOM = oDoc.ComponentDefinition.BOM
   
    ' Set whether first level only or all levels.
    If FirstLevelOnly Then
        oBOM.StructuredViewFirstLevelOnly = True
    Else
        oBOM.StructuredViewFirstLevelOnly = False
    End If
   
    ' Make sure that the structured view is enabled.
    oBOM.StructuredViewEnabled = True
   
    'Set a reference to the "Structured" BOMView
    Dim oBOMView As BOMView
    Set oBOMView = oBOM.BOMViews.Item("Structured")
       
    Debug.Print "Item"; Tab(15); "Quantity"; Tab(30); "Part Number"; Tab(70); "Description"
    Debug.Print "----------------------------------------------------------------------------------"

    'Initialize the tab for ItemNumber
    Dim ItemTab As Long
    ItemTab = -3
    Call QueryBOMRowProperties(oBOMView.BOMRows, ItemTab)
End Sub

Private Sub QueryBOMRowProperties(oBOMRows As BOMRowsEnumerator, ItemTab As Long)
    ItemTab = ItemTab + 3
    ' Iterate through the contents of the BOM Rows.
    Dim i As Long
    For i = 1 To oBOMRows.Count
        ' Get the current row.
        Dim oRow As BOMRow
        Set oRow = oBOMRows.Item(i)

        'Set a reference to the primary ComponentDefinition of the row
        Dim oCompDef As ComponentDefinition
        Set oCompDef = oRow.ComponentDefinitions.Item(1)
        Dim total As Long
        Set total = oRow.ItemQuantity
        MsgBox (total)
        Dim oPartNumProperty As Property
        Dim oDescripProperty As Property

        If TypeOf oCompDef Is VirtualComponentDefinition Then
            'Get the file property that contains the "Part Number"
            'The file property is obtained from the virtual component definition
            Set oPartNumProperty = oCompDef.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Part Number")

            'Get the file property that contains the "Description"
            Set oDescripProperty = oCompDef.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Description")

            Debug.Print Tab(ItemTab); oRow.ItemNumber; Tab(17); oRow.ItemQuantity; Tab(30); _
                oPartNumProperty.Value; Tab(70); oDescripProperty.Value
        Else
            'Get the file property that contains the "Part Number"
            'The file property is obtained from the parent
            'document of the associated ComponentDefinition.
            Set oPartNumProperty = oCompDef.Document.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Part Number")

            'Get the file property that contains the "Description"
            Set oDescripProperty = oCompDef.Document.PropertySets _
                .Item("Design Tracking Properties").Item("Description")

            Debug.Print Tab(ItemTab); oRow.ItemNumber; Tab(17); oRow.ItemQuantity; Tab(30); _
                oPartNumProperty.Value; Tab(70); oDescripProperty.Value
           
            'Recursively iterate child rows if present.
            If Not oRow.ChildRows Is Nothing Then
                Call QueryBOMRowProperties(oRow.ChildRows, ItemTab)
            End If
        End If
    Next
    ItemTab = ItemTab - 3
End Sub

 

 

Any help is appreciated. (I don't expect anyone to write the code for me, I would rather get bits and pieces and stitch it together myself.) The excel portion I have no idea what to do there. I have not written any code to interact with excel from Inventor.

 

ps - can anyone explain what the output of this sample program is from the help files? It doesn't seem to do anything except throw a message box....


          GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) | Re: Because of a rare type of fungus that killed off many cacao   
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E is indeed the right answer.

          Site Construction Manager 20170417 - HUSKY ENERGY INC - Newfoundland and Labrador   
Proven knowledge of fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms including offshore industry standards and procedures for structural design of offshore...
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          HATCHERY MGR - USA-NC-Halifax   
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          How To Properly Ask for Business Advice Via Email   

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

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          Real Estate Photography / Videography $22/hour - Pixilink Solutions Ltd. - Toronto, ON   
Experience in HDR. Expert knowledge in DSLR operation, including auto-bracketing for HDR. Pixilink Solutions Ltd.... $22 an hour
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          Real Estate Photographer - Pixilink Solutions Ltd. - Vancouver, BC   
Experience in HDR. Expert knowledge in DSLR operation, including auto-bracketing for HDR. Pixilink Solutions Ltd.... $22 an hour
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          Functional Jobs: OCaml server-side developer at Ahrefs (Full-time)   

What we need

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

Every day the candidate will have to deal with:

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

The ideal candidate is expected to:

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

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

Who we are

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

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

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

What you get

We provide:

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

Locations

Singapore : modern office in CBD

USA : cozy loft in San Francisco downtown

Get information on how to apply for this position.


          Call Centre Representative: - The ALEA Group - Ontario   
Tech savvy – Knowledge of information technology systems and/or telecommunications highly desirable....
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          Business Development Specialist: - The ALEA Group - Ontario   
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          The Resurgence of Matt Kemp: How He Went from $160M Bust to Potential All-Star   

ATLANTA — On a late afternoon in June, Matt Kemp settles into the right-handed batter's box at SunTrust Park to take his cuts.

The first few pitches tossed his way during batting practice end up sprinkled in the outfield grass. Then the power from the 6'4" Braves left fielder starts to show. Shots from his bat sail over the outfield wall. One flies over to the right of the 400-foot sign in right-center. Another lands in the Braves bullpen.

His swings, like his demeanor, are relaxed.

He looks comfortable. Happy. Free to be himself and free of distraction.

At 32, Kemp is having his best season since 2011, when he was 26 and playing for the Dodgers. He's hitting .309 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI—numbers that have him in the running for a starting spot in the All-Star Game. He's reminding baseball fans of the player who nearly won the National League triple crown in '11, when he led the league with 39 home runs and 126 RBI, finished third with a .324 average and also stole 40 bases.

Back then, it seemed like he would be a Dodger and a superstar for life.

But life beyond baseball was swirling around him.

There was the tabloid fodder—like dating Rihanna in 2010. There was the expectations-setting eight-year, $160 million contract extension. There were the injuries. And then there was the trade to San Diego. The weight gain. Then a second trade, this time to the Braves, and chatter about his San Diego mansion not selling at auction. He admitted in a post on the Players' Tribune that he had "let a big contract, the Hollywood lifestyle, injuries and bad relationships" get to him, which earned him a "reputation for being selfish, lazy and a bad teammate."

He was trending dangerously toward another label: bust.

But not so fast. Kemp's story wasn't finished. Not yet.

His resurgence in Atlanta—and his jaw-dropping transformation in the offseason—is eliminating any inkling of those perceptions. He's hitting. He's healthy. By all appearances, he's having fun.

And the Braves organization loves him.

"He is one of our leaders," manager Brian Snitker says. "He is a guy in the clubhouse that people respect. … He's just a great guy to have around."

The difference?

It's simple, Kemp says. He was hurt then. He's not now.

"It was just very frustrating," Kemp says. "It wasn't fun because sometimes I wasn't getting the results that I wanted. I was working hard and doing what I needed to do.

"It's hard to overcome injuries. It takes time, and once you get past those injuries, then you start to become more successful again, and the confidence level comes up, and you get that swag that you once had.

"It'd be tough to hear some of the things that might have been said, like, 'He lost it.' I didn't lose it. With injuries and things like that, it's not easy."


Kemp is in the Braves clubhouse, comfortably settled in a soft black leather chair as some teammates nearby shoot pool. Conversations surrounding him provide a pleasant hum.

He looks laid-back, wearing a black T-shirt that reads "EQUALITY" on the front and "42" on the back, in homage to Jackie Robinson.

The topic of conversation is recent incidents of racism in sports. Seventy years after Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, it remains one of the game's constants. The hate comes in various forms. Trolling on social media. Screaming obscenities from the stands. A fan in May uttered the N-word and threw a bag of peanuts at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

Racism isn't exclusive to MLB in the realm of sports. Someone painted the N-word on a gate at LeBron James' Los Angeles home before the 2017 NBA Finals started, according to the L.A. police.

Kemp acknowledges fans have spewed hate toward him dating back to his days in the minor leagues. He declines to name the cities where it occurred, "but it definitely happens, for sure," he says.

"That's not new to me or to LeBron or to Adam," Kemp says. "It's something that you've got to deal with all the time. Like LeBron said, it doesn't matter how much people admire you, how much money you have, how famous you are. Racism is still alive. It's sad. It's disappointing. I guess it's something that I guess we have to deal with. It's tough to deal with, but it's sad."

He didn't pay attention to things like that when he was younger. Maybe it didn't exist because all he was doing was playing ball and wasn't yet famous. Maybe he just didn't recognize it. He's not sure.

"But when you get older you start to realize, like, 'Dang. They just really said that,'" Kemp says. "It's kind of crazy."

Growing up in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Kemp and his cousins were "pretty much" the only African-Americans on his teams, he says. A two-sport athlete, his basketball teammates teased him for playing baseball—"What are you doing? Why do you have the cleats and a glove? You play basketball," he recalls them saying—as football and hoops were more popular where he lived.

"[My friends] never came to games," Kemp says. "They didn't know how good I was. They didn't know that the scouts were coming to see me play."

He's shown a photo of himself from his childhood.

He says he's not sure how old he was, but the picture depicts him holding a bat and taking a mighty cut—"I don't know if I was swatting flies. Hopefully I don't swing at pitches like that now," he wisecracks—with a look of determination on his young face, long before the glitz and the glamour ever entered his life.

"You look at a picture like that, and that's like—that's me as a kid dreaming about playing baseball, and now I'm living that dream," Kemp says. "Not a lot of people can say they're living their dream."

Kemp grew up in a single-parent household, with his mom, Judy Henderson, a nurse. Even though Atlanta is more than 800 miles away, it was easy for him and a cousin to get hooked on the Braves, whose games were broadcast on TBS.

"We, like, lived for the Braves," Kemp says. "We'd come home after school, turn on the TV and watch the Braves play baseball games. It was the best thing in the world."

The dream became tangible in 2003, when the Dodgers drafted Kemp in the sixth round out of high school. Three years later, he was playing at Dodger Stadium. The lights seem to shine brighter in Hollywood, and he showed signs of becoming a budding superstar in 2009, when he hit .297 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI and won his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

His marquee season was in 2011. He finished second to Ryan Braun in the MVP race, but after Braun's subsequent PED admission, many think Kemp should have received the award. As a consolation prize, he did win his second Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards that year.

Life was fast-paced. He ascended the fashion ladder, seen as one of the best-dressed players in baseball. Paparazzi surrounded him when he dated Rihanna in 2010. His average dipped to .249 that season, but he still hit 28 home runs.

Fast forward to seven years later in Atlanta, with a reporter trying to tiptoe around the Rihanna question with Kemp. It elicits a laugh from him.

"I think that life. That's just part of L.A.," Kemp says. "You're in an industry where you meet famous people. You have famous friends. That's just part of being in L.A. I mean, that took a little getting used to, but the injuries were something I was never used to. That was harder on me that anything."


The injuries. There were many of them. A snapshot:

Kemp had two stints on the disabled list for hamstring injuries in 2012. The first one ended his streak of 399 consecutive games, which at the time was the longest streak by an active player. In late August, he injured his left shoulder after crashing into a wall at Coors Field, but he continued to play. In the offseason, Kemp underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and damage to his rotator cuff. Doctors told him not to swing a bat until January.

Kemp made trips to the DL in 2013 for a right hamstring strain and joint inflammation in the surgically repaired shoulder. His return to the lineup that July lasted for one game, as he suffered a left ankle injury when sliding into home plate, a play in which Kemp later said he wasn't running hard. He headed back to the DL.

Kemp returned in mid-September, but it was a short stay. He missed a game later in the month because of soreness in his left ankle and was ruled was out for the playoffs. Kemp had a minor surgical procedure to clean up his left shoulder and also underwent microfracture surgery on the ankle. He ultimately played just 73 games in 2013, and he would start the 2014 season on the disabled list.

Through it all, the low point was suffering the ankle injury and eventually needing surgery, Kemp says.

"My shoulder was tough, but I think the ankle was the toughest because I was used to being a speed guy, stealing bases," he says. "Now it's not as easy to do that because my ankle doesn't allow me to be as fast as I once was. But I've just got to deal with it."

In 2014, his last season with Los Angeles, then-manager Don Mattingly moved Kemp out of center field, first putting him at left and then later in right. After the season, the Dodgers traded him to San Diego. While he put up solid numbers (.265 with 23 home runs and 100 RBI in 2015, and .268 with 35 HRs and 108 RBI in 2016), he was a guy with a lengthy injury history and a huge paycheck playing for a bad team.

His mammoth 2011 campaign continued to get further away in the rearview mirror.


2011 was also the year when Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who was a rookie, first met Kemp.

"He was on another level," Freeman recalls. "Every time he got up to the plate, I was like, 'Oh no, here it comes.'"

Through a mutual friend, Melvin Upton Jr., who played for both the Braves (2013-14) and the Padres (2015 through part of 2016), Freeman and Kemp hung out a couple of times. Since Kemp arrived in Atlanta, he and Freeman have grown close. Freeman calls Kemp's personality "infectious."

"It's a great personality," Freeman says. "He draws people to him, and you just want to be around him. Every day, obviously when I'm healthy, we would go get our Starbucks together, we go out to the field together, we do pretty much everything together. ...

"He wants to win. He works hard every single day, and that rubs off on other people."

Kemp's intensity is visible. But so is the joy, which he credits to his teammate and friend.

"Honestly, you know who has a lot to do with that is Freddie," Kemp says. "I've played with a lot of guys that like to have fun and joke around, but he's just one guy that—I honestly never see him, like, mad."

The chemistry worked in the lineup, too. In the 56 games he played with the Braves in 2016, Kemp hit .280 with 12 home runs and had an OPS of .855.

"It was great," Snitker says. "You get a guy, a middle-of-the-order lineup guy like that, he was a welcome addition. It lengthened our lineup, kind of broke up all the left-handers we had going."

With Kemp on the team, opponents could no longer "pick and choose" who they pitched to. "He legitimized what we had going on," Snitker says.

But not all was perfect. At the end of the 2016 season, Kemp wasn't always finishing games, playing seven innings before being replaced for defensive reasons in left field.

"Every time that happened to him, he'd come up to me in the dugout and say, 'This is embarrassing. I don't want this to happen anymore,'" Freeman says.

Heading into the offseason, Kemp was healthy, which hadn't happened often in the last few years. He took advantage of it and got to work, saying there were "no limits."

When asked what was the catalyst for change, Kemp all but shrugged it off.

"I haven't really had too many offseasons where I didn't have to rehab anything," Kemp says. "That's a big difference. You know, if you go into an offseason hurt and you have to rehab the whole offseason, that's just very frustrating. I was pretty much able to work out and do whatever it is I wanted to do."

Snitker says Kemp told the team at the end of the 2016 season, "You're going to see a new me when I get here."

"And he did," Snitker says. "Obviously, he was very dedicated to that and worked his tail off. It was real refreshing when you came in and saw the guy's dedication to what we're trying to do, so it was really good to see, and it told you a lot about the person."

Freeman got updates from Kemp during the offseason—sometimes in mid-workout.

"I got FaceTimed every week...usually when he was on the elliptical," Freeman says. "He was doing two-a-days. He would do lifting in the morning, and he would come back and do conditioning later in the day."

When Freeman was with his wife in Bal Harbour, Florida, celebrating their anniversary, he ran into Kemp. The change was already noticeable.

"You could tell after a month-and-a-half, he was already looking different," Freeman says. "People were asking me what was he looking like, and I wouldn't tell them. I said, 'You guys can just find out for yourself,' and he came to spring training obviously so much better. I think he had lost like 25 pounds."


Kemp's work continued through spring training and into the season, and the results are evident in his numbers. He started the season 8-for-16 with four doubles and two home runs in his first four games. He made a brief trip to the 10-day DL for a tight right hamstring in April, and he missed one game in June with left hamstring tightness. Aside from that, he has picked up where he left off. On April 29 at Milwaukee, he became the first Brave to hit three home runs in a game since Mark Teixeira did it in 2008. He hit his 250th career home run on May 31.

Kemp says there's been no change in approach. It's just a byproduct of being healthy and putting in the effort.

"He was first there, last to leave, was very consistent in all his workouts, and he was always out there doing his drills, in the weight room, workout room, practices, everything," Snitker says of Kemp's spring training work. "It was really good to see—and even now. I mean, the guy shows up to play every day. That's the thing. He's signed on to play the games, so he is a guy you can depend on every day. You know he's going to be there for you."

The house in San Diego hasn't sold yet, and Kemp doesn't know if there will be another auction. These days, his home base is in Prosper, Texas, about three hours away from Midwest City.

How long he stays in Atlanta remains to be seen. Despite his production, the Braves are under .500 and are struggling to keep pace with the Nationals in the NL East. Could Kemp get dealt for a third time? Speculation is slowly heating up, with Bob Nightingale of USA Today mentioning him as one of the top 25 players who could switch teams this summer.

But even as the team rebuilds, Kemp is a good fit in Atlanta. He helped protect the Braves' cornerstone, Freeman, in the lineup—before Freeman fractured his wrist in May—and his teammates are thankful he's there.

"It's nice to be able to have a guy like him—and Freddie and some of the other guys—but he's kind of my big brother," shortstop Dansby Swanson says. "I feel like he's always got my back. He kind of, like, protects me. ... He'll take me out to dinner when we're on the road and kind of just gives you that family thing. We've been able to hit it off really well, and I feel like I can go to him and trust him with a lot of things. So he's special to have around, and I am definitely very, very grateful to have him."

Will this get rid of the critics? Even if it doesn't, Freeman doesn't think that factors into Kemp's mindset.

"We play in a game of what-have-you-done-for-me-now, and the thing is last year people said he wasn't very good, but he had 35 home runs and [close to] 110 RBI," Freeman says. "That doesn't happen. He's a superstar. He's been a superstar his whole career.

"After his 2011 year, he had shoulder surgery and he dealt with hamstring problems. It's hard to compete at a high level when you're not feeling good every day. ... I don't think he's trying to put away what people are saying; he was just doing him. And if it comes along the way that it shuts people up in the process…"

Freeman pauses, and then says, "But that's not his ultimate goal.

"He's here trying to win and get back to the playoffs because he hasn't been there in a few years either, just like I haven't. That's his main goal. It's not about shutting people up, and people can say whatever they want about him, me...that just comes with the territory.  If we go 0-for-4, then they say we should be benched and stuff like that, but if we get two hits the next day, we're the greatest people ever. That just comes with it.

"But he's not trying to do that. He's just trying to do his job and help win games."

There's another element as well, and it's visible when Kemp's megawatt smile is caught on TV broadcasts. He's having fun, reminiscent to children who are playing simply for the love of the game.

"I've been playing baseball since I was four years old," Kemp says. "It's supposed to be fun. It's not supposed to be super-duper serious. I mean, you get serious at times, and of course you get competitive and you want to win, but I think a lot of people forget about having fun."

 

Jill Martin is a sports news editor for CNN. Follow her on Twitter: @ByJillMartin.

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          Celebrating Star Wars #22   

We all know that the first Star Wars film changed the face of pop culture forever when it hit theaters 40 years ago today—but it’s not just the movie that’s celebrating that milestone in 2017. Star Wars comics arrived with force in 1977, and hundreds of issues later, they’re more popular now than ever.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re looking back at our 40 favorite moments from the history of comics from a galaxy far, far away—one day at a time.

Classic Star Wars (1992) #1

Classic Star Wars (1992) #1

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By 1979, the world started to understand that Star Wars went beyond just a blockbuster movie. Kenner’s toy line proved incredibly successful, Marvel’s STAR WARS comics flew off the shelves, and soon enough, our newspaper funny pages took fans to a galaxy far, far away. The CLASSIC STAR WARS line of comics reprints these strips.

If you’re inclined to assume that these stories never fit into Star Wars canon, CLASSIC STAR WARS #1 will squash such presumptions right away. The comic reissues an early-‘80s tale by Archie Goodwin—who also wrote many Marvel STAR WARS comics of that era—and penciler Al Williamson released by the LA Times Syndicate. Goodwin used knowledge gleaned from “The Empire Strikes Back” to craft a throwaway movie line into an entire story set between the first two films. Remember when Han tells Leia he’s leaving the Alliance because “The bounty hunter on Ord Mantell changed my mind?” Goodwin introduces us to Skorr—i.e., said bounty hunter!

The story of this encounter lasts through CLASSIC STAR WARS #2 and remains remarkably readable as a cohesive comic book arc, despite the chopped-up nature of its original media vehicle. It’s classic Star Wars, indeed.


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BARCELONA, June 29 — The MareNostrum supercomputer is beginning operation and will start executing applications for scientific research. MareNostrum 4, hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is entirely aimed at generating scientific knowledge and its computer architecture has been called ‘the most diverse and interesting in the world’ by international experts. The Spanish Ministry of Economy, […]

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          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


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          Associate Veterinarian - The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) - Okanagan, BC   
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          KINTER-HOFFMAN-MILLER REUNIONS: STILL GOING ON?   
I am wondering if the subject reunions were still happening. After finding the attached snipped of a clipping attached to a tree of someone who has no knowledge of those mentioned, I have been doing all I know how to do to find who may have those "recollections" that might finally tell me where my 5th great grandfather, Christoph Hofman (aka Christopher Hoffman) originated. I know only that he came, in 1751 on the PHOENIX out of Rotterdam/Portsmouth; signed the oath at Philly on 25 Sept. Other than that I have no clue as to where he originated and no idea which of the other (2) Hofmans could be/would be his brother, since Rupp messed with the original pax lists. In fact, until I found the attached, I had no clue as to family member(s); as you can see, it is only part of a long article about the 1934 reunion but I have not been able to get a readable copy which I have been searching for, also. [East Berlin News Comet; Friday, August 3, 1934 ] My grandson is stationed in Germany for another 2 years and he would love to visit our ancestral area if I can find it. And I would love to know, of course. If you have anything to help me. please contact me off site: [ ohoffman48@gmail.com ] Fingers crossed!
          New Oxford Deed 15 June 1928   
Made the 15th day of June in the year nineteen hundred and twenty eight.

Between Frank M. MILLER and Prudence A. MILLER, his wife, of the Borough of New Oxford, County of Adams, and state of Pennsylvania Grantors, and William Hafer Miller and Ida B. Miller, his wife, of the Borough of New Oxford, County of Adams, and State of Pennsylvania Grantees:

Witnesseth, that in consideration of Three Thousand ($3000) Dollars in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said granters do hereby grant and convey to the said grantee, all that certain part or Lot of ground situate lying and being in the Borough of New Oxford, County of Adams, and State of Pennsylvania, and known General Plan of said Borough as #8

Beginning at Philadelphia Street (now Lincoln Way East) at corner of the other part of Lot #8 now owned by Granters hereof; thence westward thirty two (32) feet along said street to Lot #9; thence along said Lot Southward one hundred and sixty feet (160) to a twenty (20) foot Alley. Thence Eastward one hundred sixty (160) feet to the place of beginning.


It being part of the same lot Conrad MYERS and wife by their deed dated December 18, A. D. 1858 conveyed to Solomon BROWN; and the same part which Solomon BROWN and Anna Mary, his wife, by their deed bearing date April 1, 1863, sold and conveyed to John BARNITZ; and John BARNITZ and wife Mariah, by their deed bearing date March 25, 1867 sold and conveyed to William M. BASTRESS and Mary Jane BASTRESS, his wife, sold and conveyed by their deed dated December 4, 1867 to Hezekiah HAGERMAN and Margaret H. his wife, sold and conveyed to Elizabeth GITT, and which Elizabeth GITT, and Henry L. GITT, her husband, by their deed dated March 26, 1891, sold and conveyed to Frank M. MILLER and Prudence M. MILLER, his wife, parties hereto.

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          (IT) Security Analyst - SIEM tools   

Rate: Market Day Rate   Location: London   

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

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Security Developer - Cryptography Task: Work in German/Japanese projects with a focus on the development of security and safety functions for In Vehicle Infotainment systems Requirement engineering, architecture and design of the corresponding components Implementation in the team and protection function and quality up to product maturity Skills: Very good degree in (technical) computer science or electrical engineering Experience in embeded Linux, cryptography Professional experience in security, especially 'Secure Linux' necessary Very good C/C ++ programming skills, Self-employed and goal-oriented work, teamwork Very good knowledge of English. Willingness to international project work, travelling (Japan, India)
 
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          Netfindersearch.com removal steps   

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          A Champion Bodybuilder - Do You Have What It Takes?   

My career began in the eighties. I never found myself going to a health club, much less taking time for myself, until I was in college. I had to occupy my time between classes somehow, so one day I went to the gym. I grew up without self-discipline, confidence, or faith in myself. As a youth, I was overweight and short. In my late teens, during the first few years of my career and with the help of a few close friends, I was fortunate to have discovered three very important things about myself that changed me forever: hope, belief, and motivation.

Hope

I did not set out to be a champion bodybuilder. Nor did I really want to. But I did hoped I could get in better shape with some hard work.

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When I first stepped into a health club, it was frightening. I had two friends that exercised with me on a regular basis. The confidence they had in me started positively affecting my attitude and fear of failure. After awhile, I noticed those fears I had about myself slowly began to disappear.

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Here are a few principles I have learned along the way may help you become a true bodybuilding champion.

Principle #1: Be Sold Out! Whether you are a competitive bodybuilder or just do it as a hobby to stay in shape - have the attitude that you are going to exercise and eat right for life.

Principle#2: Ask not, have not! If you do not know something, ask a man/women that you feel does. Knowledge is powerful.

Principle #3: Leave your ego at the door! Your ego is your biggest competitor by far. The reality is, it's NOT all about you. If you think it is, you will never be a Champion for any length of time.

Principle #4: Work-out smart not hard! Bodybuilding is about efficiency, not effort.

Principle #5: Know when to stop. If you need time off, take it. If you do not want to compete anymore, but are afraid not to, then you are doing it for the wrong reasons.

Principle #5: Have fun. Don't be wound up like a clock all the time. Relax!

Principle #6: Put variety in your workouts. Never think your workout program is the best. Change it up every three months.

Principle #7: Only compete once a year! If you are a competitive bodybuilder only compete in one show a year. If you do more, you will burn out and lose valuable muscle.

Principle #8: Never compete for a trophy! If you are a trophy hunter you will never be a true champion. True champions do it for the journey.



          Bodybuilding Benefits - The Price for Confidence!   

Success came to me at an early age. However, it did not come without a price. Bodybuilding found me; I did not go looking for it. At seventeen I knew nothing about weights, eating right, let alone having any sort of discipline. Here are a few things I learned along the way that I believe it takes to make a champion in your own heart.

Hope:

Deep in side you only need a small amount of HOPE to get you to the next day. In the beginning of my career that's all I had.

Belief:

Confidence can grow inside. If you don't have it, take your ego out of it and sooner or later bodybuilding will give it to you. Whether it comes from you or someone else, you really have to belief. For me, I had two friends that believed in my first, then after a while they began to rub off on me.

Pure Motives:

Have pure motives of being healthy verses just looking good. If you have desires to truly feel better health wise and about your self, then you will have more motivation in the down times. Early on, I started to feel the benefits both physically and emotionally of what bodybuilding was doing to me.

Here are some common mistakes people make that keep them from being Champions!

1. Egos: In many ways most people allow their egos to defeat them and get in the way of the full potential. You might not get this but, bodybuilding is NOT about you! Lose it, or keep on losing in life.

2. Afraid of Change: Most thinks their way works best. Wrong! Bodybuilding is an art. Art is subjective. Each person is different. The minute you think you know everything is the time you should give it up.

3. Ashamed to ask for help: The smartest thing I did when I was first started bodybuilding and competing was to ask for help. Knowledge is power when you adapt it to your personality. You are not living up to your potential if your pride is in the way.

4. No goal of mission. If you are just going to the gym to go, you are not being smart in your training. Map out your training one year in advance. Having purpose promotes focus.

5. The more is better trap. The more you do the bigger and leaner you will be. NOT! Work smart and efficient rather than long and hard. The smartest thing I ever did was set a time frame to my workouts.

6. Off season blues. People slack off after an event of competition. You should be in it for life. You should be sold out to exercise. If you are not, and only train when you are getting ready to compete, you are in the sport for the wrong reasons. Forget it; you will never be a champion. Champions are sold out!

What ever your goals are or level you are at, remember what bodybuilding truly is about. What is truly is about are not what you see, but what you feel. Yes, being a Champion comes with a price. But what price would you pay for the freedom to live your life with confidence.

Greg Ryan is a high profile fitness expert and former employee of Kathy Smiths. Body building champion, public speaker and personal trainer to the stars. He is a best selling author of the Changing from the INSIDE OUT through real behavior change, smart eating and effective exercising. Start getting in better shape today!



          The Anabolic Evolution of Modern Bodybuilding   

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Mario Strong



          How to Lose the Most Fat and Build the Most Muscle in 30 Days   

A lot can happen in 30 days.

The dream of everyone who trains is to lose maximum fat and build maximum muscle in the shortest period of time possible. While it is definitely possible to both lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, in my experience, the best results come from concentrating on one major goal at a time.

Let me put it this way: to lose fat, you need a caloric deficit. To build muscle, you need a caloric surplus. If you try to do both at the same time, you may just remain exactly where you are!

So the question before us is - how do we maximize both fat loss and muscle gain, two very much opposing goals, in only 30 days?

It's simple, we focus on both goals in the same program but not at the exact same time!

By alternating rapidly back and forth between reduced-calorie fat loss training and higher-calorie mass-oriented training, you can not only accomplish both goals at the same time, you can actually use the two opposing goals to feed on each other and send your results through the roof!

To illustrate my point, remember how quickly you gain weight when coming off a strict diet? Remember how quickly you lose weight when you start to diet and you haven't been careful about what you've been eating? That's your body rapidly adapting to a stress. One of the most powerful features of this switching back and forth is in the change itself - your body changes far quicker when you give it a powerful reason.

What is the result of this switching back and forth? Extremely rapid fat loss and extremely rapid muscle gain.

To maximize the effects of this switching, you must tailor your training, diet and supplementation towards your specific goal during that particular time. Proper manipulation of these factors will greatly enhance the body's hormonal response to this program, which is the real key to maximizing your results.

For five days, we will target everything about your training and nutrition towards fat loss.

You will reduce your caloric intake below maintenance levels to promote fat burning.

You will reduce the rest periods between sets in your weight training to increase the intensity of the workload and boost the metabolism.

You will increase your training volume, performing more sets for each bodypart.

You will not push your body to muscular failure , pushing to failure can be too stressful to the muscles when on a reduced-calorie diet. Stop one rep short of this point.

You will include cardio training, preferably High Intensity Interval Training for best results, to burn calories and further boost your metabolism.

You will NOT take creatine during this time (I'll explain why below).

It is best to follow a low-carb diet during this time for maximum effectiveness. Eating this way will be especially powerful when you switch to the next phase of the program.

After five days, your metabolism will be just starting to get used to the training and nutritional program you're following. Now we'll throw it a curveball and change everything!

For the next five days, you will be focusing your training, nutrition and supplementation completely on muscle building.

You will increase your caloric and protein intake to promote gains in muscle mass.

You will increase your rest periods in between sets to allow for more recovery and increased strength in your sets.

You will decrease your training volume, doing fewer sets but with greater intensity. This is the time to really push your muscles to the edge! You're feeding them now, so don't be shy about training them hard.

You will eliminate all cardio training in order to maximize muscle gain. Cardio training can burn calories that should be used for the muscle building process.

You will load creatine for the first three days of the muscle-gain phase. This will take advantage of and greatly enhance the flood of water and nutrients into the muscles.

You will NOT follow a low-carb diet during this time. We want lots of carbs to provide energy and promote insulin release (the body's primary storage hormone). This insulin release will help shuttle protein and other nutrients into the muscles to help with building.

The body's hormonal response to this huge change in training, nutrition and supplementation is tremendous. Sensing a feast after a famine, it will greedily take in all the nutrients it can and store them in the form of glycogen (for carbs), muscle mass (for protein) and fat (to some extent). Since you will only be doing this phase for 5 days, however, fat gains will be minimal so don't be shy to eat!

It is important to note that you should eat a lot but you should eat clean , loading up on junk food will not give you the best results. You've got to provide your body with quality materials to rebuild with or you may not gain as much muscle and you may add too much fat.

After five days of this training, your metabolism will be cranking along, happily building muscle. Now we'll pull the rug out and go right back into fat-loss training for five days. Since your body is used to getting more food and your metabolism is still moving fast, switching to fat-loss training at this time will immediately result in your body burning far more fat than if you were using a conventional fat loss program.

In 30 days, you will complete three rounds of this rapid-adaptation training. As you will soon experience, this switching back and forth between a short, targeted fat loss program and a short, targeted muscle-building program can have a tremendous and rapid impact on bodyfat and muscle mass levels.

What does this mean for you? It means you can lose fat faster and gain muscle faster, taking FULL advantage of your body's natural reaction and rapid adaptation to massive change.

Think this program sounds good? You ain't seen nothing yet...

This particular program is just a taste of what you'll find in the full All-Star Trainers eBook from AtoZFitness. In addition to a detailed explanation of how to perform my program, including a day-by-day guide and set-by-set workouts to follow, you'll also get the rapid fat-loss and muscle-building secrets of 11 of the most knowledgeable and respected trainers in the world, including Tom Venuto, Pete Sisco, David Grisaffi, Jeremy Markum, Phil Campbell, Christopher V. Guerriero and many others!

The next 30 days are going to pass by whether you get this information or not. You could stick to your conventional programs and get slow (if any) results. How would you like to make these next 30 days the most productive of your entire training career?!

To learn more about what the All-Star Trainers eBook can do for you please visit www.allstarsecrets.com

All the best,

By Nick Nilsson



          Muscle Building Workouts and Tips: Dos and Donts   

Packing on Muscle mass involves a lot of dedication and care. At times, trying too hard can have its negative effects too. Right guidance and proper techniques make the perfect recipe to MUSCLE BUILDING. Muscle Building is no joke, but at the same time, very much possible. The bottomline is to workout in the right direction and not to harm your body. Here are some Do's and Dont's for Muscle Building.

Muscle Building Tips: Do's and Dont's

1) Popping a pill to reach your health and fitness goal is not the answer! Results are temporary and effects the body adversely in the long run.

2) Remove the tag " Short cut" from your workout schedule. There is no such thing as quick-fix. Dedication and hardwork hold the key for MUSCLE BUILDING.

3) Dietary Supplements can be helpful in achieving your goals. Supplementation is designed to supplement your healthy eating and exercise habits.

4) Dont go in for any supplement you come across. Before taking a supplement, consult your trained or a physician. Always buy supplements from a reputed DRUGSTORE. Do your research before taking in a supplement.

5) Supplements shouldnt be misunderstood as steroids. Steroids should be a BIG NO. Gather more knowledge on supplements at http://www.weightloss-health.com/Supplements.htm


By Jasdeep



          O&M Supervisor   
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          Senior Accountant | Accounting Manager - Alexander Forrest - Lake of the Ozarks, MO   
Execute necessary GL entries, monthly. Manage accounting and bookkeeping staff. Working knowledge of accounting software projects like QuickBooks, Peachtree,... $2,400 - $3,500 a month
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          Cashier - Toms Food Center - Meridian, MI   
Operate cash register, display cost of customer purchase, make change, cash checks, and issue receipt. Knowledgeable and capable of implementing all related...
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          Senior Internal Auditor - USI Insurance Services - Glen Allen, VA   
Superior knowledge of auditing standards, accounting principles, and information technology controls. Proven leader with the desire to motivate and develop...
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          ABC News Quiz: Planes, buses and hackers   

Plane dramas, political fights and a man hit by a bus. It's been a big week in news and it's time to test your knowledge.


          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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          Dark side of the sun: The US gets a rare total-eclipse crossing [video]   
Michelle Nichols speaks with such passion and poetry about the moon passing in front of the sun that she can inspire someone with even the smallest sliver of astronomical knowledge (such as this travel writer) to begin planning a trip to see the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21."It looks like a hole in the sky. In the middle of the day, the sky goes dark and you can see stars and planets," says Nichols, who is director of public [...]
          Other Treatment Programs of Note   
Both Hazelden in Minnesota and The Betty Ford Clinic in California are well-respected and prominent treatment centers that, while expensive, do not focus on treatment as a luxury, but rather focus on the very basic tenets of treating the alcoholic/addictive thought and behavioral process. Rules and regulations apply to these centers, no matter how famous and/or wealthy the patients, and the focus is on recovery, not on living in luxury. Money goes toward extremely knowledgeable and highly trained professionals who work with patients/clients to "break down" the addictive though processes and break through denial so that the addict can in fact live a sober life. There are other treatment programs, such as Lakeshore Hospital in Chicago, that offer highly dedicated and trained doctors and social workers, as well as programming for recovering addicts with dual diagnosis. Programs such as this one are far less expensive than those named above, and, if the recovering person is willing, lead to the same end.


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          Junior/Senior Drupal Software Developer - Acro Media Inc. - Okanagan, BC   
Basic knowledge of how layers work, and the use of some the more important tools that are required for taking apart the design and deriving all the images for...
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          Field Service Technician - BellatRx Inc. - Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC   
Basic knowledge of programming (ex. Located in the Montreal West Island, BellatRx is a leading manufacturer of packaging equipment and complete lines serving a...
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          Research Report on Global Waterborne Paint Reconcile Market 2014   

Reports and Intelligence adds a report titled “2014 Market Research Report on Global Waterborne paint reconcile Industry.”

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          TS291: LGBT Pride Month, Theresa May, Tony Awards, Guest Dave Holmes   
This week Bryan shares the importance of rehearsed speeches while Erin shares about the Arizona jaywalking epidemic. Also, Theresa May may have lost her Conservative party hold but she’s still sticking around to try and bulldoze through more social safety nets, and the Trump administration still has yet to acknowledge LGBT Pride Month but manages to talk about literally anything else.  Plus guest Dave Holmes is here to discuss Cher’s reggae medley, cheese-themed rating scales, and his book Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs. Follow Dave on Twitter @daveholmes
          TS289: Melania Trump, Betsy DeVos, Club Kids, Student Loans   
This week Bryan shares stories from his sister Caroline's visit, while Erin ventured into some casual Veganism. Also, according to a recent study women hold 2/3 of all student loan debt and because of the gender pay gap and Betsy DeVos it’s going to become even harder to pay them off. Plus, at the 43rd G7 summit the world leaders spouses took a group photo and Luxembourg's First Gentleman was failed to be acknowledged in the White Houses Facebook page. The Throwing Shade Live tour documentary is coming to Vimeo next Thursday, June 8th! Pre-order here!  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/throwingshade 
          2014 Market Research Report on Global Amino Acids Calcium Industry - Reports and Intelligence   

The reports studies the market and gives the market growth rates, market trends, revenues, opportunities and factors that drive & impede the market growth.

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          The Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church sets up its first community in Pakistan   
He conducted the corresponding service in the city of Sargodha, thus setting up the first Old-Rite community in this country, ROORC press service reports. Father Kirill is Pakistani, he has become an Old believer this spring. He learned in Russia attending divine services. Priests who know English helped him. Now he conveys this knowledge to […]
          The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition   
Registration Deadline: Aug 3, 2017; Submission Deadline: Aug 3, 2017

This free-to-enter, two-stage ideas competition is seeking forward-thinking, imaginative proposals to integrate sustainable placemaking with development and new infrastructure. The focus for the competition is the arc encompassing four of the UK’s fastest-growing and most productive centres: Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.

Submissions should consider how to provide the homes the area needs: high quality places that integrate the proposed infrastructure and enhance the identity of the corridor as a single knowledge-intensive cluster, while working with its distinctive environmental and cultural character.

The Oxford to Cambridge Connection: Ideas Competition is aimed at broad multidisciplinary teams of urban designers; architects; planning, policy, and community specialists; landscape designers; development economists; and others with local knowledge and general insight. Submissions from international teams and students are welcome.

Interested teams will need to read the Search Statement on the competition website before submitting their emerging concept, team details and registration information via email (using templates provided on the website). The deadline for entries is 14:00 BST 3 August 2017. At the second stage of the competition, four shortlisted teams will receive additional briefing and progress their concepts into creative visions, developed on a specific location within the corridor.

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          Customer Service Representative - Banque Nationale du Canada - Quebec   
Knowledge of banking products and services, an asset. Customer Service Representative....
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          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Publius   
deflect much?
          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Publius   
Actually the colonel is no fool
          TS259: PBS Skills, Washington Blade, A.I. Discrimination   
This week Erin uses her PBS knowledge to defeat the moths infesting her home while Bryan deals with the great lakes flowing out of his nostrils. The Washington Blade posts an article on gay partners who are voting for opposite candidates, D-R-A-M-A, and Tech companies have found in studies that people prefer young female voices as personal assistants. Happy November honeybuns!
          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Mb   
Have no idea on that one...don't get it...plp needs to move fwd
          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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          IT Lead, Server Support - Toronto Hydro - Ontario   
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          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by vida S   
Mrs Cox if your running as an independent,you must be doing it out of spite,because you know you are taking votes from the PLP,there is no room for independents in the house,its party one way or the other,the OBA is laughing at you,its funny how we forget.
          Indian-Americans and Spelling Bees: Adding some nuance   
It's that time of the year again. The only night of the year when desi people dominate ESPN primetime in the United States. The Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yet again, the winner...or rather co-winners..came from the families of Indian immigrants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


          "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!"



          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Aqua cadit resugere   
Oddly...the plp wants budgetary money you cannot touch....but they touched every one's private pension...I cannot put my funds in a higher interest...better return...with a proven history and with other powersof usage...but tonight they want money once there you cannot touch. Oh no...don't touch that!
          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Rado   
Frankly, as a politician she is useless. If she had had the nerve to call an election when she became Premier rather than wait, she would have won. When she did call, the campaign she ran was hopeless, in fact an embarrassment - especially that Commando jacket she threw on, what was that about? Then spending an afternoon or two running around St. George's pretending everything was wonderful - Pathetic. The lady needs to go away gracefully and stop harming the party, which through the years has given her every benefit of the doubt, though not this time.
          Typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the FIFA World Cup.    
I don't really follow soccer*. So I don't know much about soccer. But I follow a lot of Indian soccer fans. I view them with mild amusement mixed with scientific curiosity. I study them. I try to find patterns in their bizarrely enthusiastic behavior. And I love doing pop-socio and pop-psych analysis of their behavior and their attitudes towards a game where India ranks even lower than countries smaller than my apartment building in Pune.

So I present here a typology of the Indian Fan in the context of the upcoming World Cup. The typology is arranged according to which country they support or bet on to lift the cup.

BRAZIL: This one is a no-brainer really, so let's get it out of the way. Everyone loves Brazil. It's a country that has won the cup the most often. They always have some of the best players, a style of play which is considered exciting, and wear really eye-catching yellow-and-green colors. So even someone with or without the most rudimentary knowledge of the game feels comfortable saying "Brazil of course!" when someone asks "Which team do you support?" It's like picking the Patriots at the beginning of the NFL season.

But it goes beyond just how good the team is on average (here comes the pop-socio and pop-psych). Brazil is "nice". Brazil is "safe". Other than soccer, what is Brazil associated with? Carnivals, pretty people, beaches, being part of the fashionable BRIC block, and again, carnivals. If countries were brands, Brazil would be like Linux - not really that relevant to your life but easy to love. It's the kind of country that if you visit as an Indian, you expect to love.

So might as well support them. Plus they are the hosts this time. Western media is being mean to them just like they were mean to India in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games. They have messy social inequality issues just like us. Yes, Brazil is safe to support.

BEST 2 EUROPEAN UNION TEAMS: At any given time, at least 2 of the 3 objectively best teams in the world are from the EU. So the self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" soccer fan from India will be telling anyone willing to listen that one of those two teams is SURE to win. One of the two is always ALWAYS Germany. And the other is some country whose economy Germany has bailed out or will be bailing out soon. Right now it's Spain. A decade ago, it was France. In between, Italy took a break from electing Caligula-esque Prime Ministers to occupy that spot.

So Germany and "Another EU country" are the best bets for Indian soccer pundits who want to set themselves apart from the bandwagon Brazil supporters and maintain a chance for gloating when the dust settles.

ARGENTINA: Ah, Argentina! The most bizarre underdog-favorite combinations in the history of sport. I say this because some of my friends who support Argentina are genuinely convinced that Argentina is THE best team, regardless of the FIFA rankings. These verbose justifications start with "Messi is...." and then meander into incomprehensibility. Other friends supporting Argentina are steadfast about the team's underdog tag. "I always support an underdog, yaar!"

The media helps in whipping up support for Argentina too, given that Argentina is to FIFA what Notre Dame is to college football in America. Every damn year when the college football starts, there will be pundits in the media saying "OH NOTRE DAME HAS A FINE FINE TEAM THIS YEAR!". Most years, they stay in the rankings for three weeks before dropping out. Once in a couple of decades, in the vein of a stopped clock being right twice a day, Notre Dame will indeed have a great season. And then the pundits preen. And Hollywood makes an atrociously weepy movie starring a hobbit. But I ramble.    

So it goes with Argentina. Call it the continuing halo effect of bad boy Maradona. Or maybe the current halo effect of some guy named Messi who's done diddly-squat in two World Cups, but apparently does great in domestic soccer matches in Europe.

HOLLAND: The Dutch team is for true-blue underdog supporters. Again, I don't know much about soccer. But from what I am told, this team has choked more times than the South African cricket team, the 1990s Buffalo Bills, and Ivan Lendl combined. Which makes them particularly alluring for people who just love supporting an underdog in the faint hope that they will be proven right. Last time, these fans were rewarded by having to wait as long as the finals to have their hearts broken.

But still, for these folks, it is HUP HOLLAND HUP. A friend of mine says that the bright orange jerseys appeal to the latent Hindutva tendencies in some Indian fans, but we'll put a pin in that for now.

ANOTHER EU TEAM: The previous four categories take care of 90% of Indian soccer fans. Which brings us to self-proclaimed "knowledgeable" fans of the game who don't like being lumped with the conventional wisdom. They need to cogently claim that a different underdog is actually going to take home the cup, but the heathen masses are too blinded by media tropes to see it. So they pick a team which is ranked somewhere from 4th to 8th in the FIFA rankings and which has a player they have watched in one of the domestic soccer leagues from Europe.

"Of course it'll be Portugal yaar! That Cristiano Ronaldo I tell you...."

For the last 3 World Cups, the top choice for these people has been Portugal, thanks to this Ronaldo fella. Never mind that he and his team have shown the poor judgment of associating themselves with the New York Jets to practice for the World Cup. That anyone can think that a guy who voluntarily decided to learn something from Rex Ryan has any chance of winning anything shows how little soccer fans know about real football. But I troll. And I digress.

When it's not Portugal, it is some other European country that yes, Germany will also have to bail out.  

ENGLAND: Don't ask me why. Seriously don't. I know very little about soccer but even I know enough to know that the chances of England winning the cup are only negligibly higher than an Indian winning the Olympic 100 meter gold. And yet a few Indians will be steadfast in their support of England.

One guy I knew used to base his support on the supposedly "under-appreciated talents" of David Beckham. This was before Beckham became known as the guy who sells underwear on giant hoardings in Times Square. These days, I suspect the support for England is driven by the fact that so many Indians spend so much money on low quality made-in-Bangladesh jerseys of teams from the EPL, that they feel obliged to go all the way.

But seriously Indian supporters of England soccer, what are the chances that an England cricket team will win an ICC title AND a notionally English guy will win the Wimbledon AND England will win the FIFA World Cup, all within 5 years?

USA: The only Indians who support the US are a) Indians who live in the US, and b) follow only cricket and/or American sports. Yes, this includes me, ok? The rest of the time, we are happy with our WillowTV subscription, our NFL fantasy football leagues, out March madness brackets, our opinions on LeBron and the Heat, our love or hate for the Yankees or the Red Sox. We look at MLS ads and go "lulz". We see European soccer matches on our cable guide menu and go "WTF?".

But then once every four years, this damn World Cup thing comes along. And everyone is talking about it. Not just CNN, who will usually talk about the most vapid things. So what do we do?

USA! USA! USA!

We google furiously to find out who our players are. We try to figure out what the hell "Group of Death" means. We practice our pronunciation of Klinsmann. And we set a countdown clock to the start of the NFL season.

* "SOCCER? IT'S FOOTBALL BRO!!!" you say? Read this.  

          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Cromwell   
Why does a former Premier and Minister of the Bermuda government feel she needs to work with Constituency 14 voters earn their trust and confidence when she held the highest offices in the country!!!Her comment as a former PLP Premier and resignation from the PLP appears as a repudiation of the past and former PLP governments.It sounds to me as she is saying don't vote for the PLP but vote for me.
          "Khana Mat Khao" or In Telugu, Rice = Food?   
Thanks to the harsh winter we are having, I have been battling cold, cough, and fever for over a week now. Last night, during a particularly phlegm-infested sleep cycle, I had a dream. A nostalgic dream, I dreamed of something from 28 years ago in Andhra Pradesh. Something that had baffled me for years.

In 1986 when I was 6 years old, my dad was transferred to Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh for a year. A couple of months after we move there, I fell ill. Fever, cold, cough, same as now. My dad took me to the neighborhood doctor (the neighborhood was Aryapuram, if memory serves). The doctor was a native Andhra-ite with a very rudimentary grasp of Hindi. We were Maharashtrians who spoke Hindi but with very little knowledge of Telugu. So we spoke in Hindi.

The good doctor examined me, wrote up a prescription for what I assume were antibiotics (that's the trusted way to treat the flu in India), and then proceeded to give me some dietary advice in Hindi.

Doc: Teen din ke liye, khana mat khao (For three days, don't have any food (or so it literally translates))
Dad: Kya? Kuch bhi nahi? (What? Eat nothing?)
Doc: Nahi nahi, khao. Bread khao, roti khao, dal khao, khana mat khao. (No No, you must eat. Eat bread, roti, dal, but don't eat food.)
Dad & Me: ???????????????????????
Doc: (also confused, but repeating) Bread khao, roti khao, khana mat khao (Eat bread, roti, but don't eat food.)
Dad: Lekin........ bread aur roti bhi toh khana hi hai. (But.....bread and roti is also food)
Doc: (looks at me and dad for a few minutes, thinks, and then suddenly smiles) Rice! Rice mat khao! (Rice! Don't eat rice!)
Dad: Rice?
Doc: Haan, bread khao, roti khao, rice mat khao (Eat bread, roti, but don't eat rice)

Now, the medical validity of the doctor's dietary advice aside, for almost three decades, this incident has been stored in my memory banks. I occasionally remember it and am confused. Today after I had dreamed of it, I thought of an explanation. Maybe in colloquial/spoken Telugu, in some parts of Andhra Pradesh (especially Rajahmndry), the word for rice is similar to the word for food/meal. The good doctor wasn;t exactly fluent in Hindi. So maybe it was a translation error.

So I turned to twitter for answers. Based on the responses I got, the verdict is mixed. Half the people say that the words are indeed used interchangeably. Others disagree.

I don't know. But it was fun to get a humorous blast from the distant past.     

          Comment on PLP Acknowledges Paula Cox’s Resignation by Point boy   
It tells me she knows right from wrong! The Government of the day are truly moving forward despite lies and half truths. An OBA vote is a responsible vote. We have seen the tides change before!OBA all day! Everyday
          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

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          AARP Presents Technology Education Knowledge (TEK - Spanish)   
Event date: July 14, 2017
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:
301 NW 103rd Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Description:
Join us for an AARP technology workshop in Spanish.
Únete a nosotros para un taller de AARP sobre tecnologia en Espanol.


Introduction to the iPad / Introducción al iPad
9:00am and / y 1:30pm

Online Safety / Seguridad en las redes
11:30am and / y 3:30pm

Devices will be provided for practice.
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          Events: openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017, Diversity Empowerment Summit North America, Technoshamanism in Aarhus, ELC Europe   
  • openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 Tokyo, Japan

    It is our great pleasure to announce that openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017 will take place at the University of Electro Communications, Tokyo, Japan on October 21 and 22.

    openSUSE.Asia Summit is one of the great events for openSUSE community (i.e., both contributors, and users) in Asia. Those who usually communicate online can get together from all over the world, talk face to face, and have fun. Members of the community will share their most recent knowledge, experiences, and learn FLOSS technologies surrounding openSUSE.

    This event at Tokyo is the fourth in openSUSE.Asia Summit. Following the first Asia Summit in Beijing 2014, the Asia Summit has been held annually. The second summit was at Taipei in Taiwan, then in Yogyakarta in Indonesia last year. The past Asia Summits have had participants from China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Germany.

  • Program Announced for The Linux Foundation Diversity Empowerment Summit North America

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the program for the Diversity Empowerment Summit North America, taking place September 14 in Los Angeles, CA as part of Open Source Summit North America. The goal of the summit is to help promote and facilitate an increase in diversity, inclusion, empowerment and social innovation in the open source community, and to provide a venue for discussion and collaboration.

  • Technoshamanism in Aarhus – rethink ancestrality and technology
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          Blu-Ray Review | "Ugetsu"   
I first encountered Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu when I was a sophomore in college, sometime around 2005. While I had been interested in film for years already, college really helped expand my horizons. I was just beginning to take classes for my film studies minor, and my school library was stocked full of Criterion DVDs. I was in heaven.

I was unfamiliar with Mizoguchi at that point in my life. I had no knowledge of his silent films, or early social dramas like Sisters of the Gion and Osaka Elegy (something I have remedied in subsequent years). But Ugetsu was one of those rare films that immediately became one of my all-time favorites. I was in awe of Mizoguchi's craft, and it made me hungry for more.

Ugetsu came at the peak of Mizoguchi's career - he won the Golden Lion three years in a row for The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953), and Sansho the Bailiff (1954), a trio of masterpieces that showcase a consummate artist at the height of his powers. For this reviewer, however, Mizoguchi never topped Ugetsu, a haunting, supernatural love story that is as beautiful as it is tragic.


The film is a combination of Japanese ghost stories, one about an aspiring samurai who forsakes his family to pursue his dream, leaving his wife to take up prostitution to make ends meet. The other is a potter fleeing war with his family, who is seduced by a mysterious noble woman who turns out to be a ghost. Released eight years after the end of WWII, Ugetsu is as much a cautionary tale as it is a medieval legend.  Weary and plagued by war, these peasants give in to lust and greed, seeking a better life but ultimately waylaid by their own desires. Mizoguchi explores their fate through mesmerizing long takes and a quiet, eerie atmosphere, awash in fog and foreboding. Pay close attention to where he places his camera - unblinking, never judging, but always displaying a deep compassion for its characters humanity. The first time I saw Ugetsu, I wept profusely. Yet even in its tragedy, Mizoguchi finds a strange and otherworldly beauty.  Its use of the supernatural almost feels more metaphorical than literal - representing a man always chasing dreams rather than paying attention to what is right in front of him.

Ugetsu is a masterpiece. Not just one of the finest examples of Japanese cinema, but one of the all time classics. Mizoguchi's craftsmanship remains unparalleled, providing a deep and powerful exploration of human folly that achieves an almost mystical status. Like watching an ancient folktale being born right before our eyes, it remains one of cinema's most uniquely beautiful experiences. The long-awaited Criterion Blu-Ray adds no special features to the original 2005 DVD, but the new 4K restoration is absolutely breathtaking, and worth the upgrade for any fan of the film or the filmmaker. While Criterion has faithfully released Blu-Ray editions of Sansho, Oharu, and The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, in recent years, the arrival of an HD transfer of his greatest work is cause for celebration.

GRADE - ★★★★ (out of four)

Special features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray 
  • Audio commentary by critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns 
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo 
  • Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu 
  • Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa 
  • Trailers 
  • An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray and DVD) and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film (Blu-ray only)

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          New Senator to focus on taxes   

Newly appointed Government Senator Allyson West says she will focus on tax administration after she is sworn in as Minister in the Finance Ministry today.

West, in her first interview since being appointed, said her ministerial appointment was taking place at “a very difficult time in the country (and) I have a tough task ahead of me.” She said, however, she has “quite a lot of experience in the tax area (and) that will be my focus and I am very hopeful that I can make a positive difference.”

Asked if citizens should be fearful of her appointment because of her focus on taxes, West smiled and said ,”No, my objective would be to ensure that taxes are fairly and properly applied (and) I really want to bring the concept of service to the tax area and ensure that the administration recognises that the taxpayers are our clients, so that we deal with them more efficiently , we give them their refunds but we collect the taxes that are due to the Government.”

She also worked previously at the Board of Inland Revenue as a State Counsel. She said she had “short stints in teaching” and was part of the implementation team for the VAT system- which was introduced under former prime minister Arthur Robinson during the 1985 to 1991 term. She was also a representative on the permanent and negotiating double taxation treaty committees.

West insisted yesterday she remains committed “to the tax system and getting it working properly.”

She said she was not surprised by the Prime Minister’s decision to appoint her as minister, adding that she knew the Prime Minister “for quite some time and I do know he appreciates my knowledge in the area (tax administration), so it didn’t shock me .”

She said, however, that she was “hoping to avoid a political post because I have shied away from politics all my life but Prime Minister Rowley said if we need to get it done properly this is how we need to do it , so I accepted the challenge.”

Asked to elaborate, West said she is “happy with the Ministry of Finance but the position of senator is not something I would have gravitated towards but I was called to serve and I have decided to take up the challenge.”

She said her first priority will be to gather information on the BIR. West said she wants “to see where the BIR is at with their challenges to determine what we can do differently as soon as possible.”

She said the establishment of the Revenue Authority is also on the agenda.

West said she “always thought that was the way to go. We have lost too many good people from the BIR because of the inflexibility of the public service, so if we create

some more flexibility in terms of remuneration , hiring and firing people, promotion based on merit rather than seniority , I think we will produce a better organisation.”

West said taxpayers should “recognise that we all have a responsibility , we are placing great demands on the Government and the demands don’t decrease with the government’s revenues.”

She also said: “To enable the Government to meet those demands we need to play our part, and if we all play our part then the burden is spread more evenly and it doesn’t fall on a few of us . So the issue of increasing tax rates should not arise if everybody is paying the correct amount of taxes, so that will be my focus.”


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          If something comes up again I’ll act: PM   

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday defended his re-appointment of Marlene McDonald to his Cabinet. In fact, he said her return as Public Utilities Minister came at an opportune time.

However, Rowley assured that reassigning Fitzgerald Hinds as Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs was not a demotion.

At the post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Rowley spoke about the impromptu Cabinet reshuffle—his second since assuming office in September 2015.

Asked if McDonald’s return was a way of expressing confidence in her, given the fact there were a series of allegations made against her which were investigated by the Integrity Commission, Rowley said it was a matter that needed to be looked at.

Having been elected as Port-of-Spain South MP in 2015, Rowley said McDonald was appointed to the Cabinet after serving as Opposition Chief Whip. In early 2015, he said “certain persons were making some very disturbing allegations against Miss McDonald.”

Last March, Mc Donald was fired from the Cabinet following media revelations that she had employed her common-law husband Michael Carew in her Port-of-Spain South constituency office. A report from Fixin T&T head Kirk Waithe stated he received information from Parliament which showed Carew and a director of the Calabar Foundation were employed at McDonald’s constituency office for five years, while Carew’s brother Lennox Carew still worked at the MP’s office.

McDonald’s common-law husband, who worked at the office from June 1, 2010 to September 7, 2015, had earned a salary of $13,400 for the full parliamentary term while Lennox began working in the office on March 1, 2011 and had been in receipt of $14,000.

But Rowley said it was the allegation of how McDonald conducted herself in the Ministry of Housing which forced him to ask her to remove herself as a minister so the Integrity Commission investigate. When the allegation surfaced, he said there was information “which persons were prosecuting to the point of persecuting about how she conducted herself in the Ministry of Housing. It was alleged that she was buying houses in the Ministry of Housing in other people’s names and they identified the names and individuals… and she had a relationship with and so on. That, was an area I found required the removal of Miss McDonald so to allow the investigation to take place.”

To the best of his knowledge, Rowley said investigations had taken place and the commission had indicated to Mc Donald that “they had found no basis to conclude that she had breached the Integrity in Public Life Act on this package of investigations and probably others. On that basis, I as Prime Minister have no difficulty in reappointing Miss McDonald in the Cabinet. Of course, that would displease some people who believe what pleases them should happen.”

Rowley said in the future if something else surfaces against McDonald he would deal with it.

Asked if Hinds’ shifting was a demotion, Rowley said he was “very versatile and is a tremendous asset to the Cabinet and Government.” This was Hinds’ second realignment by Rowley. He was first removed from the Ministry of Works and Transport and put to manage the Ministry of Public Utilities, which McDonald is now in charge of.

But the PM said Hinds has expertise in Constitutional and criminal law and as a former policeman, he was ideally suited to work in the AG’s office. He said, however, that Stuart Young will continue to hold the position as Minister in the Ministry of the AG and Legal Affairs as well.

Rowley said Government intended to have a very robust legislative programme in which Hinds will play an integral role.


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          6/29/2017: YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE: Digital school shake-up   

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          "the tenor of your life in bath"   





















One of the places I explored in more detail whilst in Bath, was No. 1 Royal Crescent. It is such a pretty example of Georgian architecture, and I do really enjoy learning more about the people who used to live in historical buildings and the way life was for them. (In other words: I like history. Which is understandable since that's what I studied at uni, and it's still a major component of my degree at the moment.) It is all just really interesting. I wish I had written about this at the time, because I learned a lot, and have now largely forgotten what I learned. But I do remember having a pleasant visit. Most of the staff was so hospitable and knowledgeable - especially the gentleman you can see outside in some of the pictures, with whom I had a cute wee chat. And I say most of the staff, because one of the people I spoke to was a tad condescending, for example saying they personally would not be taking photos of the odd things I seemed to be into (apothecary cabinets and embroidery, etc.). But; most of the staff was lovely, and that is one of my favourite things of visiting places such as this: hearing stories and tidbits from the people working there and who possibly know of things you wouldn't otherwise hear about. You could find out about this elsewhere as well, but did you know, for example, that most upper class people during the Georgian/Regency era would have a pineapple on their dinner table but it would rarely if ever be eaten, and was more for show, so that your guests would know you were well off and could offer them pineapple if you wanted to? It is so silly, and as a fact I love it. You could say that once you've seen one of these houses, you've seen all of them. But the details and backstories to the objects, the houses and their occupants are always different and interesting. So, I guess I would recommend seeing the Royal Crescent and the No. 1, if you're in Bath!

Fancy reading and seeing more of Bath? My posts from earlier this week are here and here.
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          #341: TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript   
This week's JavaScript newsRead this e-mail on the Web
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Issue 341 — June 30, 2017
A thorough explanation of how new features make it into JavaScript, before focusing on some practical examples including Array#includes, named captures, and lookbehind assertions in regexes.
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Eric Bidelman runs through how to use Headless Chrome, using Karma as a runner and Mocha+Chai for authoring tests.
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See the performance implications of using Lambda functions with a database-as-a-service like MongoDB Atlas.
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A well presented tutorial site complete with rich, live editable examples.
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Includes support for cynamic import() expressions, string enums, & improved checking.
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Babylon, Babel's JS Parser, To Support TypeScript news
Not a lot to see yet, but .ts support has been baked in.
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Microsoft's 'Sonar' Linting Tool Joins the JS Foundation news
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Using Source Maps to Debug Errors tutorial
Let's talk JavaScript Source Maps. What are they? How to enable source mapping? Why aren't they working?
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Getting Started with Webpack 3 tutorial
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The 'Best' Frontend JavaScript Interview Questions tutorial
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Choosing A Frontend Framework in 2017 opinion
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Why I'm Switching from React to Cycle.js opinion
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An Up to Date List of TC39 Proposals and their Status tools
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Search and Install npm Modules Automatically from the Atom Editor tools
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Decaffeinate: Convert Your CoffeeScript to Modern JavaScript tools
A well established project that continues to get frequent updates.
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Infinite Scroll v3: As Users Scroll, Automatically Load More tools
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Study: A Progressive, Client/Server AB Testing Library code
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echarts: Powerful Charting and Visualization in the Browser code
Lots of demos here.
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vanilla-tilt.js: A Dependency-Free, Smooth 3D Element Tilting Library code

RE:DOM: A Tiny (2KB) JS Library for Creating User Interfaces code
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          Iron Age Textiles Unearthed in Israel   
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—A team led by Tel Aviv University archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef has discovered colorful Iron Age textiles at the site of the Timna copper mines in Israel's Negev Desert. Haaretz reports that the textiles, which include more than 100 fragments of both wool and linen, date to the tenth century B.C. and would likely have been worn by copper workers. It had been previously believed that workers at the mines, which were associated with the Kingdom of Edom, were relatively low-status or even slaves. But the the discovery of richly decorated fabrics suggests they belonged to the upper reaches of Edomite society. “If a person had the exceptional knowledge to ‘create copper,’ he was considered well-versed in an extremely sophisticated technology,” says Ben-Yosef. “He would have been considered magical or supernatural, and his social status would have reflected this.” To read in-depth about early textiles, go to “Dressing for the Ages.”
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          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.


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          How MPLS would work for Enterprise not using EGP?   

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

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          TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN   
TEAM17’S GAMES LABEL WELCOMES SWORD LEGACY: OMEN Brazilian developed turn-based tactical RPG joins growing global line-up UK – 30th June 2017 – Award-winning international games label and veteran games developer Team17 has today announced its first partnership in South America with Brazil-based independent developers Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design to publish Sword Legacy: Omen, a challenging turn-based tactical RPG with a dark, cartoon-inspired aesthetic. Sword Legacy: Omen is set in the candlepunk realm of Broken Britannia, a once-thriving kingdom full of alchemical and technological advances now fragmented by intrigue and deceit. As the vengeful knight, Uther, and his misfit band of companions, players will embark on a thrilling journey to locate the long-lost Excalibur. In this bloody, brutal take on the Arthurian legend, players will explore rich environments, experience a riveting storyline and survive intense turn-based tactical combat to define the fate of Britannia. The partnership with Firecast and Fableware marks Team17’s first venture into the Brazilian games development scene. Debbie Bestwick, MBE, Team17’s CEO said, “Our label aims to work with the best independent creators around the world, help them build new IP and aim for sustainability. We’ve stepped up our international side significantly this year with recently announced partners in North America, Germany and Sweden. It’s a pleasure to welcome Firecast and Fableware to our ever growing family of partners as our first Brazilian team. There’s so much local talent being showcased at BIG Festival this week, we’re very excited to be working together with both teams. Sword Legacy: Omen is a high quality turn-based tactical game created by two very talented teams that brings another different angle to our diverse games label.” Bruno Lanzarotti, Executive Director, Firecast Studio added, “The partnership between Team17, Firecast Studio and Fableware is very promising and shows the world the quality of Brazilian games. We are very happy to have such an established and respected British company supporting our vision of the Arthurian legends! All this makes us very excited and gives us confidence that Sword Legacy: Omen will have the strength to stand out not only in Brazil, but also internationally. With this partnership, we believe we are doing something great, important, that brings us pride in representing Brazilian games development and showcasing the quality and creativity we can bring to gamers worldwide.” Arthur Protasio, Creative Director, Fableware Narrative Design said, “Partnering with Team17 feels like a pupil being acknowledged by the master. Not only are we long time Worms fans, but we also keep a close eye on the great games published by the label. That’s why when the Brazilian Game Developers Program and the Goethe Institut invited me to Quo Vadis in Berlin, I knew it was THE opportunity to pitch to Team17’s Debbie Bestwick. Just as Fableware teamed up with Firecast and together began a unique co-production, we believe Team17 is a most valuable addition to this endeavour. With each company excelling at their expertise, we have high hopes for the final product and can now proudly say we’ve joined this experienced indie family.” Sword Legacy: Omen will launch on PC in 2017. About Team17 Digital Ltd Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com for more info. About Firecast Studio Founded in 2014, Firecast Studio is an independent developer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil About Fableware Narrative Design Founded in 2015, Fableware Narrative Design is an independent storytelling studio based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, specialized in writing and developing content for multiple platforms and transmedia projects, such as Emmy nominated TV Shows, animations, and awarded video games. Sword Legacy: Omen © 2017. Developed by Firecast Studio and Fableware Narrative Design. Published by Team17 Digital Ltd. Team17 is a trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.
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          Advanced Modular Development    

How do you create modules with JDK 9? This talk focuses on the migration of applications and existing code.  Alex Buckley presents the first part, describing a top-down migration of your application and Alan Bateman explains a bottom-up migration starting with libraries closest to the JVM. 

Alex Buckley demonstrates the migration of a typical application with 3 components: your application Jar file, third party Jar files and the JDK. In Java 9, the JDK will be structured in modules. The benefits are strong encapsulation, restricting the access to modify the module and reliable configuration, allowing modules to be self-contained without the need for a class path. Alex shows the migration of a simple JSON application. He explains in great detail how to define module requirements using Jdep, how to automatic create modules and export them and much more. 

Taking the same example of a simple JSON application, Alan Bateman shows how to migrate an application starting with libraries. He follows a similar process of looking into module requirements and exports.  

 

Chapters to help you navigate the video content:  
Application migration - top down (1:01) 
Running your module application - javac (15:06) 
Library migration - bottom up migration (18:09)
Creating runtime images with Jlink (30:20) 
Summary (33:09) 
Q&A (35:42) 

You will still be able to use the classpath with Java 9. How the module system and the class path work together was explained in the Introduction to Modular Development blog. 

The JDK 9 release is proposed for July 2017. This blog ramps up your knowledge of Java 9, the module system and migration options. This blog is the third in the series, make sure to check the first two: 

Gear up for Java 9 
Introduction to Modular Development  

Key links to bookmark

JEP 220: Modular run-time images 
JEP 282: The Java Linker (jlink) 
JEP 260: Encapsulate Most Internal APIs 
 JDeps tool
Java 9 early access
JavaOne Sessions about JDK 9 this year
OpenJDK project 

 

 


          Morning Joe hosts: Trump team blackmailed us with a National Enquirer story   

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote they ignored the “desperate pleas” from the White House.

The Enquirer, which endorsed Trump during the presidential election, frequently smeared his opponents during the presidential campaign with anonymously sourced stories and disreputable claims from Trump confidant Roger Stone.  

The Washington Post column came in response to personal attacks made against the duo by Trump, who wrote yesterday on Twitter: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..” “...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

Scarborough discussed the Enquirer incident on the June 30 broadcast of Morning Joe, describing a bizarre blackmail scheme orchestrated by Trump and senior White House officials: “They said if you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story. I had, I will just say, three people at the very top of the administration calling me, and the response was like, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Brzezinski said the calls occurred during the same time period when the Enquirer was harassing her teenage children.

Trump reacted to the Enquirer allegation on Twitter, calling it “FAKE NEWS” and claiming Scarborough called him in an attempt to stop a story from running. Scarborough responded by writing, “Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months.”

In March 2016, the Post reported that Trump has a “very cozy relationship” with the Enquirer and quoted the New York Daily News’ comment that he is “very close” to the tabloid’s chief executive, David Pecker. A business associate of Pecker’s told The New Yorker that Pecker told him “very bluntly that he had killed all sorts of stories for Trump,” and Pecker himself acknowledged that he views potential stories "bashing Trump" as "bashing American Media" -- the Enquirer's parent company -- because Trump is "a personal friend." The profile also reported that Trump has personally provided Pecker with stories.   

Scarborough referenced the friendship between Trump and Pecker on Morning Joe, saying, “What makes it even worse for them is Donald Trump called me during the campaign and bragged about his friend who ran the National Enquirer. He would always say, ‘Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen that story in the Enquirer?’ And then he would talk about it.”

Scarborough added, “There were all these stories that were planted in the National Enquirer for people that Donald Trump wanted to attack and then he would talk about on the campaign trail.”

In one infamous case, the Enquirer published a baseless cover story alleging that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Trump subsequently promoted the bogus story about his then-primary opponent during a Fox News appearance where he said, “I mean, what was he doing -- what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting?” He also complained that not enough people were reporting on the conspiracy theory.

Under fire for advancing the baseless claim, Trump responded by defending the Enquirer’s reputation, saying, “This was a magazine that frankly, in many respects, should be very respected.”

Pecker is reportedly considering a bid to take over Time Inc., which owns Time magazine, Fortune, and other media properties. The move would surely please Trump, who in 2013 repeatedly used social media to boost the idea that Pecker should run the company.

Update:

New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that according to "three sources familiar with the private conversations," Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was in contact with Scarborough about a then-upcoming Enquirer story about Scarborough's not-yet-public relationship with Brzezinski. Kushner reportedly "told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story":

According to three sources familiar with the private conversations, what happened was this: After the inauguration, Morning Joe’s coverage of Trump turned sharply negative. “This presidency is fake and failed,” Brzezinski said on March 6, for example. Around this time, Scarborough and Brzezinski found out the Enquirer was preparing a story about their affair. While Scarborough and Brzezinski’s relationship had been gossiped about in media circles for some time, it was not yet public, and the tabloid was going to report that they had left their spouses to be together.

In mid-April, Scarborough texted with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner about the pending Enquirer story. Kushner told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story. (A spokesperson for Kushner declined to comment). Scarborough says he refused, and the Enquirer published the story in print on June 5, headlined “Morning Joe Sleazy Cheating Scandal!”


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          Where Were The Vapers?   
I find this truly staggering from ASH. They had a stall this week at The Chartered Trading Standards Institute conference and were giving out information about e-cigs. So who did they invite to do it?


Erm, why didn't they invite some vapers?

Tobacco control, especially ASH, have no real idea about e-cigs whatsoever. The extent of ASH's knowledge is so bloody piss poor that they lobbied ferociously in favour of Article 20 of the TPD which - in their own parlance - will kill hundreds of thousands of people.

Now, I happen to know that ASH know very many perfectly capable vapers who could have given some great insights into e-cigs at this event, far better than anything Breathe2025 could possibly have done.

It would also have been a very good opportunity for Trading Standards Officers to meet vapers first-hand and hear truly expert testimony as to how unduly harsh enforcement of the TRPR could have some dire unintended consequences for both freedom of choice and public health.

So why did ASH not ask the vapers that they know very well, and speak to very often, to come along to this conference? I'm pretty sure they would have jumped at the opportunity.

A bit whiffy, isn't it? 

          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/


          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/


          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/


          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/


          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/


          OnePlus Acknowledges 'Jelly Scrolling' Effect On OnePlus 5, Says It Is Perfectly Normal   
OnePlus Acknowledges 'Jelly Scrolling' Effect On OnePlus 5, Says It Is Perfectly Normal OnePlus chose the tagline "Never Settle" for its newly minted OnePlus 5 smartphone, though it is not without irony. That is because OnePlus is trying to sweep an annoying issue under the rug, thereby basically telling its customers to settle for a quirk that is not present on other smartphones, including previous OnePlus device. The issue
          Photographer required by Tiphanie52   
I need a Photographer experienced expert for my multiple projects. If you have knowledge please bid. Details will be shared in message with the freelancers. Budget can be discussed (Budget: $10 - $30 AUD, Jobs: Photography, Videography)
          Physiotherapist - Vancouver Coastal Health - British Columbia   
Basic knowledge of physiotherapy standardised tests and measures. Eligible for membership in the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).... $31.99 - $39.90 an hour
From Vancouver Coastal Health - Fri, 12 May 2017 07:55:28 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Chicago Police, Feds Team Up On New Effort To Curb Violence   

Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at “epidemic proportions.” Trump’s remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago. State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that “we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago.” Trump tweeted Friday morning that “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.” In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to “send in the Feds.” Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help. “Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving,” Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said “the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested.” In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes. Trump’s latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” said the Justice Department is “sending in additional gun investigators” to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney’s office to prosecute gun cases aggressively. “The police have been demoralized in many ways,” he said. “In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago’s public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals.” Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders. Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them. The Justice Department said that’s because Chicago was already […]

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          Rental Software – Business software easy to learn and hire   
  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...
          CS/PS Core Network Engineer   
CS/PS Core Network Engineer - Sonstiges

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

The successful candidate will have/be

  • Bachelor degree or above in IT or computer science or relevant
  • More than 5 years PS/CS field work experience
  • Familiar with PS/CS basic knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Familiar with Datacom knowledge and Huawei or Ericsson product/tools
  • Fantastic communication and customer facing skills
  • Excellent English and French in both verbal and written
  • Must be eligible to work in Senegal to be considered
In return, my client offers a fantastic package with a generous basic salary. If you believe you have all the skills and experience stated above please send me your up to date resume straight away at (see below)
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          Business Development Representative (Atlanta) - CMA-CGM - Case, ON   
Email and voice mails announcements must be updated to reflect availability. Acknowledge & provide follow up to all urgent emails or voice mail messages within...
From CMA CGM - Wed, 03 May 2017 22:23:15 GMT - View all Case, ON jobs
          The Collusion Case Reaches Trump’s Doorstep   
Michael Flynn may decide that testifying to Trump's knowledge of his activities is the only way to remain a free man.
          Senior Security Network Analyst - BMO Financial Group - Toronto, ON   
Solid knowledge of Cisco, Nortel/Avaya network, Checkpoint/Juniper Firewall devices configurations including Cisco nexus series....
From BMO Financial Group - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:46:00 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards   

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

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

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

-Deepak Goel, Geetnajali Woolens, PVT LTD.

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

Key Changes to the #GlobalRecycled Standards

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

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

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

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

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


          Ottawa Police Chief Bordeleau Statement on Capital Pride Ottawa JUNE 30, 2017   
Statement by Chief Bordeleau on Capital Pride Ottawa (Ottawa)—We want to acknowledge the release from Capital Pride Ottawa. There are many perspectives and positions, and we know there is a need for dialogue and to build stronger relationships in our city. The Ottawa Police Service has participated in the annual Pride parade for several years […]
          Knowledge Mobilization Advice From SSHRC / Les recommandations du CRSH concernant la mobilisation des connaissances   
Knowledge Mobilization advice from a research funder is necessarily generic but the advice provided by SSHRC is a great starting point for grant applicants to begin to craft a specific knowledge mobilization strategy. Just don’t leave it to the last day to start! Les recommandations des organismes de subventions concernant la mobilisation des connaissances (MdC) […]
          Automation benefits outweigh losses, says Genpact CEO   
The platform, called Genpact Cora, is built using the company's original process and industry knowledge with new digital capabilities from its acquisitions of Rage Frameworks.
          Environmental Scientist, Senior - Hennepin County - Hennepin County, MN   
Environmental site assessments, petroleum release investigations, and cleanup. Knowledge of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's voluntary investigation and... $52,150 - $82,561 a year
From Hennepin County - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:47:09 GMT - View all Hennepin County, MN jobs
          6/30/2017: BUSINESS: Great Canadian biz quiz, Part 4   

Leading up to Canada’s 150th birthday, Star columnist David Olive tests your knowledge of the country’s industrial history. 1. Prior to investors in Calgary-based Bre-X Minerals Ltd. losing about $6 billion with the 1997 collapse of the company in one...
          Chinese Company Shares Huge Malware Database   

We need more companies like this that acknowledge hoarding data isn’t doing anything for the greater good, to really stamp out the core problems you have to share the data you’ve correlated across the World so everyone can put together what they have and do something about it. It seems like with China pumping out […]

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          Quality Inspector - Transcal Engineering Ltd - Pershore   
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in the production side of the engineering industry....
From Indeed - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:06:43 GMT - View all Pershore jobs
          Paint sprayer - Transcal Engineering Ltd - Pershore   
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in the production side of the engineering industry.... £8 - £10 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:04:36 GMT - View all Pershore jobs
          Laser cutter operator - Transcal Engineering - Pershore   
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their skills and knowledge in the production side of the engineering industry....
From Indeed - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:15:29 GMT - View all Pershore jobs
          06-29-17 Should we be celebrating?   
This year marks two 150th anniversaries. The places we know today as Canada and Alaska are marking their sesquicentennials with historical exhibits, concerts, and other events. But in both places, the historical milestone is difficult for Indigenous people. Is there a way to acknowledge the legacy of violence and oppression against Native people alongside the flag-waving celebrations?
          How to trace and prove who’s hacked my phone   

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          Staying Rational in a World of Tweets, Fake News, Alternative Facts and Sound Bites   
by William P. Hall william-hall@bigpond.com http://www.orgs-evolution-knowledge.net  ( based on a presentation at Vic Skeptics Café, 19 June 2017 at the Clyde Hotel, Carlton, Vic) Today we are living in a world of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs where anyone (even President Trump) can instantly post their ideas to the world for essentially no cost. We are […]
          The Communists Killed Kennedy   
Accuracy in Media Former CIA officer Brian Latell’s new book, Castro’s Secrets, includes the revelation that Fidel Castro knew Lee Harvey Oswald was going to kill President Kennedy. The book deserves far more attention that it has received and adds to an existing body of evidence that Castro not only had foreknowledge of the plot […]
          (IT) Software Developer - Highly Skilled   

Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ   

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

          (IT) 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.
 
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Type: Contract
Location: Camberley, Surrey
Country: UK
Contact: Ben Dale
Advertiser: Hays Specialist Recruitment
Reference: JS-3060168

          (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
Reference: JS-JALJAVA BUILD AND CO

          (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) Commodities VB.NET C# Developer - Investment Bank   

Rate: Up to £560 per Day   Location: London   

Commodities VB.NET C# Developer - Investment Bank Development experience is in VB.NET C#/ideally with SQL server Java/Oracle good to have, but looking for a developer who doesn't mind mixing within C#, Java, SQL. Jack of all trades! Business knowledge in Finance would be good, and Commodities Derivatives knowledge highly desirable.VB.NET/C# essential Java a very nice to have, and the willingness to be prepared to mix things up a bit on the development side.University degree in any quantitative discipline (math, computer science, engineering).To develop and support a Legacy platform project will last 18 24 months. The successful candidate will join the Commodities Derivatives development team, working within the Energy Trading development and support sub-team. Team provides liquidity and market-making services across commodity markets to a large and diversified base of clients worldwide. Products include Base and Precious Metals, Oil, European and North American Power and Natural Gas, Coal, Emissions and Agricultural Commodities. The business works in close partnership with CIT in order to scale up system architecture, advance trading functionality, integrate new business areas, implement new models and improve post-trade processes. Candidate must also be, oganised and delivery-focused, with attention to detail Articulate in their verbal and written communication with all types of project stakeholders: colleagues, users, management, etc. Be accountable, ie taking full ownership of their allocated tasks Adlam Consulting operates as an Employment Agency & an Employment Business
 
Rate: Up to £560 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Adlam Consulting
Advertiser: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Email: Adlam.Consulting.51DC8.E2434@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSADL02736

          (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

          What I've been up to....   

So basically over the summer I was doing an internship with a freelance fashion stylist called Kylie Griffiths.  For one of my units at university I had to carry out an internship, the work experience had to be within the field of work we wish to pursue when we finish uni. It was a great experience and I learnt a lot about the styling process during my time there, some days were good and some were bad. I worked closely with PR companies when dealing with returns and pick ups and it really widened my knowledge on how PR companies work, - although having taken a PR unit at university you really don’t learn the works until you do it first hand! Some of the highlights of my internship was styling Lucy from Towie for a shoot with FHM, the location house which was used was absolutely amazing! I have never been in such a beautiful house, - to be honest both houses on both shoots were amazing, it really gave me something to work towards.Overall I had a great time and it really helped me decide what I want to do as a career when I’ve finished uni, I definitely still want to pursue my dreams of being a stylist, but I have also decided I want to venture down the route of buying and I am steering towards this area and will be demonstrated within my final major project. I’m now on the hunt for internships/work experience related to this area, looking at trend forecasting and buying 
opportunities.

 










          Retail Sales Associate - Stag Shop - Burlington, ON   
The Sales Associate is responsible for providing prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service to customers. Work in partnership with Store Managers and other...
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          Sales Trainee - Builders FirstSource - Madison, MN   
Under general supervision, develops industry-specific knowledge and experience required for promotion to Outside Sales Representative role....
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          Verizon Wireless Retail Sales Representative - Newport News - TCC Dealer Jobs - Newport News, VA   
Stay up to date with product knowledge, accessories, pricing plans, promotions, and service features through continuous learning and self-development....
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          Membership Advisor - In-Shape Health Clubs - Bakersfield, CA   
Be knowledgeable about all programming, club activities, promotions and timelines. Membership Advisors are fitness enthusiasts who are front line business...
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          Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 05, The dancing chef by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989- author.   
"The assignment is to invent a new dish worthy of appearing on the high-class Totsuki Resort's breakfast menu. To create their dishes, Soma and his friends use the combined knowledge and confidence they've gained while at the cooking camp to individually pass the challenge--everyone, that is, except for Soma! Having made a critical error, he finds himself behind with little time left. What can he do to overcome his biggest hurdle yet?!"--
          Housekeeping Cleaner   
NSW-North Sydney, The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider an
          Clinical Nurse Educator   
NSW-North Sydney, The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider an
          Patient Service Officer - Admin   
NSW-North Sydney, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Traineeship Certificate III in Health Administration The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s H
          Food Distribution Assistant   
NSW-North Sydney, The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider an
          Kitchen Hand   
NSW-North Sydney, The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider an
          Chef   
NSW-North Sydney, The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider an
          Midwife Registered Nurse - Whelan   
NSW-North Sydney, We are seeking Full Time, Part Time & Casual Midwives The Mater Hospital is a leading private hospital, and an icon of the North Shore. Renowned for our quality in care and compassion, we take a holistic approach to healthcare and acknowledge the uniqueness of every patient to create a healing environment that is second to none. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the nation’s largest Ca
          CNX Institute Offers New Certification for Professionals in...   

CNX Institute is offering a new credential to help professionals in information security become confident in their knowledge of industry regulations and best practices.

(PRWeb June 30, 2017)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/20170630/CNX-Institute-new-CISO-FS/prweb14467296.htm


          World-Check concedes wrongful Palestine Solidarity Campaign listing on ‘terrorism’ database   
Bethlehem/PNN/ The PSC has welcomed an acknowledgement from World-Check that PSC should never have been placed on the database at all and, specifically, should not have been associated with “terrorism”. There were no grounds to suggest that either were associated with terrorism related activity or that the organisation presented any kind of financial risk. In …
          Processor Operator - S.D.N Contracting - Lake Cowichan, BC   
The applicant must have a strong safety and environmental focus, a valid driver's licence, Level 1 F/A and good knowledge of Coastal species and processing for...
From Indeed - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:09:46 GMT - View all Lake Cowichan, BC jobs
          Weekend Hotel Cook/Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport South   
TX-Irving, Description Details High energy, well organized and knowledgeable of cooking, attention to details and able to handle high volume kitchen operation. Punctual and reliable individual with professional attitude. 1 year of previous experience is required Prepare all food items ensuring proper quality of food and flow to guests. Meet with Supervisor/Manager for daily menu specials or specific producti
          How to Earn $50 an Hour as a Tour Guide in Your Own Town   
You can use your knowledge of your home turf to help travelers have a great visit while earning yourself extra cash -- say, $50 to $75 an hour. Here's how to get started.
          Dinning room server--Capistrano's at the Embassy Suites Hotel   
TX-Irving, Description Details High energy individual with great customer service skills, well organized and knowledgeable of Service Standards, attention to details and able to handle high volume operation. Punctual and reliable individual with professional attitude. Maintain a high level of quality and consistency in regard to the preparation and service of all guests. Maintain a clean work area and saniti
          Dow and DuPont Provide Update on Merger   

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

Read the full story at http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=210381


          A Persistent Tuxedo Cat Repeatedly Flushes the Toilet After Figuring Out How to Do So on His Own   

In June 2016, Curt Coleman posted two rather amusing videos of his persistent tuxedo cat named Crazy Eyes teaching himself to flush the toilet. Once confident in his knowledge, Crazy Eyes repeatedly put this adorable skill (but wasteful) to use. This is the reason my water bill was outrageous. Finally had to start leaving the […]

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          Author Writes Heart-Warming Memoir to Honor Family and Friends   

Life must be lived to the fullest with family and friends. They give meaning to one's life. The appreciation of family and friends stems from the idea that these people make significant contributions to our lives. Honoring them is a way to acknowledge who they are and what they have meant. In this collection, the author, Patricia Jones Thurmond delightfully honors her family, friends and other significant people in her life. The readers can't help but identify themselves in t

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          How Jay-Z Wisely Threw Himself at Beyoncé's Feet and Raised the Bar for Hip-Hop Introspection--and Apologies   
Jay-Z, BeyonceIt's been widely acknowledged in many corners that this is Beyoncé's world and we're just living in it. For at least the past three years, that fact has been truer for no...

          Black Author Extols the Importance of Education and Self-Sufficiency in Book   

The main character of the novel is Keenan Booker who in detail described the life he has experienced. The story had a serious touch on topics dealing with the world, religions, drugs, crime and sex. He completely shows here how he was able to understand the complexities and struggles of life. As he continuously read advanced scholarly materials, he gets a broader perception about the world he lives in. It gives him a richer knowledge especially in enriching his life as he moves forward. I...

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          “The Black Man's Bible” – A Guide for Black Males Dealing with Confusion in Life   

The novel is a story of the author itself, Keenan Booker. It begins with a compelling portrayal of the kind of life the author had when he was still young linked with the world, religions, drugs, crime and sex. It's impressive how he enriched his knowledge by studying advance scholarly materials. Throughout his life, he did not limit himself with what was known already. It depicts how hungry he is for more quest of life. Becoming aware of life outside provided him a wider concept of the w...

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          Author Shares a Secret that Will Help Readers Lead an Anxiety-Free Life   

When we bow to the wisdom of the natural world, we bring a deeper knowledge of harmony and balance into our souls and waking lives. It is in this way we get to know our souls on a deeper level. Something to Chew On: Digesting Healthy Spiritual Food for the Soul in the Calendar Year Ahead is designed to open your mind and heart to the power of animal friends that reveal themselves through meaningful encounters. The author, with the help of this book, helps you breathe fresh air into your...

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          Choosing the right payroll service   

Those who run a business have two main choices, either to pay the employees themselves or hire payroll service. Those firms that don’t have an accounting background and are not fluent with tax laws end up hiring payroll services that fulfill their accounting need.  Activities of payroll services are usually carried out by experienced and professional accountants who have in-depth experience and knowledge in payroll management.

Before picking a payment service, it is important to understand the task of a payroll provider including its service cost and they benefits offered. Many small businesses use local payroll service that operates in their region while many others elect to use online payroll services which are accessible from anywhere. Online payroll services usually work in the cloud …


          La Sindrome di Antonio   
On the specific day of 18th of September of 1970, the day Jimi Hendrix dies, Antonio Soris, twenty years old and an unconditional '68 movement supporter, leaves Rome with his mother's car, an old Fiat 500, southbound to Athens, Greece. The destination is not randomly chosen nor touristic: Antonio cherishes two idols: Plato and Che Guevara and he is indisputably sure that in Greece he will find the famous Shadows' Cave, the renown place described in the Allegory of the Cave by Greek philosopher Plato as The Place of Knowledge. He will end up in an amazing road trip of intimate research, which won't bring him to find the Cave but will give him the opportunity to come to know a country overpowered by the General's dictatorship and to live an intense love for a Greek girl named Maria.
          Author Presents A Collection Of Short Stories Based On Biblical Events   

Those people who are mentioned in passing, those who take up only a page or two in the scriptures, but nevertheless play a role in teaching us lessons need to be acknowledged. Their contribution may pale in comparison to some of the better known big heroes, like Moses, David, Abraham, etc., but they likewise contributed and molded us into the persons we are today. Feats of Courage: Lesser-Known Heroes of the Bible is a very inspirational book that will teach us humility and faith. It is...

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          Senior Security Network Analyst - BMO Financial Group - Toronto, ON   
Solid knowledge of Cisco, Nortel/Avaya network, Checkpoint/Juniper Firewall devices configurations including Cisco nexus series....
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          Special Projects Engineer - iOS - Market America Inc - Greensboro, NC   
Primary focus to be iOS Development. Additionally, working knowledge of iOS Development environment and mobile development....
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          Incident Response Analyst - Verizon - Basking Ridge, NJ   
Windows Phone, iOS, Android Foundational Knowledge of Enterprise Anti-Virus, IDS, Full Packet Capture and Host/Network Forensics Understanding of Networking...
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          CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense   
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense:

Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense


At EdWeek, Andrew Ujifusa offers an explanation. In "Here's Why You Can't Understand Your State's New Plan for Education" he points the finger at jargon and offers some rather fun analytics for education argle-bargle. The top four bits of balonial verbage are, in descending order, stakeholder, engagement, professional development, and needs assessment. 

Yes, this can only end well
Ujifusa breaks down the nature of the nonsense in your state's ESSA plan, but he doesn't really address the cause. But at this juncture, it's useful to remember why ESSA plans will be just as much jelly-filled fluffernuttery as oh, so, many government-drafted educational master plans before them.

It's not complicated. Master Plans for Education, both Great and Small, are almost always nonsense because they are written by bureaucrats, not educators.

Imagine military strategy and tactics being written by people who have no military training and who have never set foot on a battlefield. Imagine a plan for manufacture and assembly of widgets concocted by someone who has never used, built or worked on a widget. Imagine someone holding the highest office in the land who had no concept of how any of the policies or functions under his control actually work.

That's where we have been with education for decades. On the state and federal level we consistently find bureaucrats overseeing education who don't really know what they're talking about. Their knowledge and understanding of actual education is second, third or fourth hand. Sometimes it's no hands-- just made up out of whatever they come up with in their own little heads.

So they come up with policies that sound good, or that are birthed by the committee process (it's 
CURMUDGUCATION: Why Your ESSA Plan Is Nonsense:


          UX Manager, Fulfillment - Phunware - Austin, TX   
IOS and Android OS knowledge. The UX Manager will be an integral part of the Fulfillment Design team - leading, managing and guiding the UX/UI designers in the...
From Phunware - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:04:32 GMT - View all Austin, TX jobs
          We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles | Diane Ravitch's blog   
We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles | Diane Ravitch's blog:

We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles

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Joan Kramer, a hero of public libraries, public education, and the common good, died a few days ago.
Joan was a hero to all who knew and loved her.
This is a tribute from some of her friends who knew her well.
Here she is testifying before the Los Angeles Unified School District board on behalf of libraries.
She had a fantastic blog, beautifully illustrated. I recommend that you read it.
You can see her beautiful spirit in her words. I especially loved her story about Allen Funt, the Candid Camera guy.
Farewell, Joan. We will miss you. Your followers will carry on and multiply, to spread your message about the values of literacy, knowledge, civilization, and the power of the public space.
 We Lost a Dear Friend of Public Libraries and Public Schools: Joan Kramer of Los Angeles | Diane Ravitch's blog:
          Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource   
Trump’s proposed cuts to education funding creates friction in charter school community | EdSource:

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


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


          GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. « Dad Gone Wild   
GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. « Dad Gone Wild:

GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION.

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 On occasion I have been blessed to have others willing to share their thoughts and experiences with me. As often as permissible I am honored to share these thoughts and experiences with you.

It’s no secret that I have grave concerns about the teaching profession. A decade ago I became involved in educational issues because my wife was working on attaining her Master Degree in education in preparation for entering the teaching profession at the same time as Teach For America was feeding college grads with 6 weeks of prep time into the system. That didn’t sit right with me. Over the years I’ve watched MNPS hemorrhage teachers and do little to stem the bleeding. The trend is not isolated to local entities either. Nationally we are beginning to grapple with a shortage of teachers at the same time it’s generally acknowledged that a quality teacher is the most important element of a child’s education. At some point substantial steps need to be taken.
Mary Jo Cramb is a local teacher and an exceptional writer who read one of my posts last year and has been doing her own thinking on the subject. I am grateful that she has chosen Dad Gone Wild as a vehicle to share those thoughts.
I loved TC Weber’s blog post on teacher retention from last year. He’s a parent who stands up for teachers, and that is so important because too often people pretend that the interests of these two groups are opposed, when they are not. Everything he says here is true. The profession has been devalued, and we do need a seat at the table. But there’s one aspect of the issue that TC missed entirely: a gender analysis.
Teaching is a female dominated profession.
Because it is a profession dominated by women, making teaching more family-friendly will improve retention. School districts aren’t just competing with other districts or other professions for teachers. They’re also competing with babies.
Teachers drop out of the profession very quickly in the first five years or so. Assuming most new teachers begin their career soon after graduating college, this drop-off coincides almost perfectly with the average age of first childbirth for GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION. « Dad Gone Wild:

          Food expert Jonathan Doughty moves to ECE   

Hamburg, 29 June 2017 – Internationally renowned foodservice expert Jonathan Doughty moves from JLL Foodservice Consulting to ECE. He has been appointed Global Head of Foodservice and will lead a Team of specialists at ECE effective July 1st. Klaus Striebich, Managing Director Leasing: “We are delighted to add such an expert, who is renowned across Europe and a unique figure in his industry, to our team.” Klaus Rethmeier, Director Key Account-Management: “Foodservices will play an ever-greater role in our operations. Creating a new executive position and bringing in Jonathan Doughty demonstrates the importance that foodservices have and should have in shopping centers. We are very pleased that the potential of our numerous exciting ECE projects have convinced Jonathan to join us.”  

Jonathan Doughty became known in 1993 as founder and Global Managing Director of Coverpoint Foodservice Consultants based in the UK. In November 2014, the company was acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle. Until recently, Jonathan Doughty has managed the business line as Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting.

Food concepts have been evolving rapidly in the past few years.  Being a well-connected expert with knowledge of the ever-increasing requirements of the business, Jonathan Doughty will advise ECE, develop new concepts, and communicate with new and existing food and beverage tenants. 

In addition, one of Jonathan Doughty's outstanding abilities is to design new dining areas and food courts for new and existing shopping centers. He and his team will analyze the potential of ECE's around 150 portfolio centers for new and refurbishment food projects and implement them.

ECE has already been working with Jonathan Doughty since 2014. Together with ECE's leasing experts, he developed the spectacular “Foodtopia” dining area at Frankfurt's MyZeil shopping center, which is currently under re-construction and is due for an opening in 2018.

Jonathan and his young family will be relocating to the heart of Europe as part of his new role.

 source: www.ece.com


          5 resources to help LGBTQ youth | EdSource   
5 resources to help LGBTQ youth | EdSource:

5 resources to help LGBTQ youth




Pride Month is coming to a close but creating safe and inclusive school environments for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) students, and students with LGBTQ family members, is more than a single-month effort.
According to a recent survey from research firm RTI International, LGBTQ students are two to three times more likely than their peers to be physically assaulted or threatened at school, and are “in urgent need of safe and tolerant environments.” But school personnel, who may be in a position to help, often “lack the knowledge and skills to advocate for them.” The Human Rights Campaign says inclusive schools are essential: “It’s simple: students who don’t feel safe can’t focus on learning. Once students feel like they belong, they thrive academically and socially.” The following are some of the many online training and education resources available for teachers and students.
  • The Anti-Defamation League offers a set of curricula and recommended books on topics such as marriage equality, LGBTQ history, transgender students, bullying and hate-crime prevention at no cost at this link. Resources include standards-based downloadable lesson plans organized by grade level. According to the Anti-Defamation League, LGBTQ history “is American history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year.”
  • The nonprofit LGBTQ education advocacy group GLSEN, which has chapters 5 resources to help LGBTQ youth | EdSource:

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          Have the 'Food Evolution' Filmmakers Mistreated Moms?   
The documentary negatively portrays the entire organic food movement.

The trailer of the new documentary "Food Evolution," which negatively portrays both me and the organic food movement, fails to acknowledge the reality of American mothers. Our families are sick and struggling. And yet, when we remove GMOs and related toxins from our diet, we get better. The trailer implies that the movie will focus on the so-called noble promises of GMOs, yet fails to present reality in a noble manner.

In the last paragraph of the description of the film on its website, filmmakers Trace Sheehan and Scott Kennedy say, "And as we take in the scientific process at work, let's do our best to put aside bias so we can have more productive conversations and make the most informed decisions we can."  

Yet, in the trailer—before the movie is even out—they take my words out of context, misrepresenting what I say with heavy editing and belittling the experiences of thousands of American families. That doesn't look like putting bias aside; it looks like an advertisement for GMOs.

In fact, Scott Kennedy’s crew misrepresented their intentions in order to interview food movement proponents Jeffrey Smith, Vani Hari and myself. Claiming that the film would be a balanced representation of both sides of the food movement was misleading and ignoble.

Vani Hari told me she did not grant permission for her image to be used in the film, yet it was used anyway. Jeffrey Smith and I granted permission for one interview with first right of refusal. The filmmakers failed to honor that agreement and never showed us the first cut. Marion Nestle and I have asked for our interviews to be removed from the film, with no response.

A few months after the interview with Jeffrey Smith and Vani Hari, I was surrounded by GMO proponents Kavin Senapathy and Karl Haro Von Mogel at the March Against Monsanto in Chicago. They shouted at me in order to try to antagonize me into appearing like a hysterical activist. I told them they did not have my permission to use my image, but they did anyway. The filmmakers are more interested in appeasing the chemical companies that sell GMOs and pesticides than of accurately portraying concerned Americans.

In the film they edited my interview in order to make it look like I said, “I trust social media more than scientists.” What I actually said was that I trust the mothers who are seeing their children get sick after consuming GMOs and related toxins and are courageously sharing their new reality on social media, more than the scientists who are conducting isolated experiments funded by Big Ag.

I said that when I see my child get sick after consuming GMOs and toxins, and then see him get better when he eats organic foods, I don’t need another scientific study to tell me we should avoid GMOs and toxins. Thousands of moms agree with me and they are sharing their experiences as well. I trust the moms who are sharing their truth. Apparently Scott Kennedy does not.

This film is not only blatantly pro-GMO, it is patronizing. The filmmakers are trying to make the issue look like it’s an issue of emotional moms vs. science. The fact is, GMO proponents are nervous because we have the truth and we have sound science to back us up. The filmmakers would not be trying to invalidate us if we did not have something valid to say.

The film attempts to discredit the organic food movement by belittling the power of social media, but the world knows that social media is now the dominant way to reach people with a message. (Just ask President Trump.) Social media is filled with honest stories of sick children, desperate families and skyrocketing medical costs. Unfortunately, pro-GMO proponents are pushing cherry-picked scientific data from short-term studies, while failing to disclose their funding.  

Their perspectives are limited by their lack of real-world experience and their motivations are questionable. It’s no coincidence that the point the film is trying to make aligns with huge profits for chemical companies.

In the New York Times review of the film, the reviewer writes that while it's true there is an increased use of pesticides with GMOs, "those pesticides are far less toxic."  

What degree of food toxicity is acceptable for you to give to your children? Maybe science doesn't know the answer to that question, but mothers do.

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          AP Source: PG Ricky Rubio going from Wolves to Jazz   
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          SQL server AlwaysOn Availability Group data latency issue on secondary replicas and synchronous state monitoring   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/FrostRed/archive/2017/04/30/244536.aspx

This article explains how data synchronization works on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group and some details about how to use sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states table to check replica states.


I borrowed this daligram from this article which explains data synchronization process on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability group.



The article has full details about the process. Things are worthing noting here are step 5 and 6.
When a transaction log is received by a secondary replica, it will be cached and then

  • 5. Log is hardened to the disk. Once the log is hardened, an acknowledgement is sent back to the primary replica.

  • 6.Redo process will write the change to the actual database


So for a Synchronous-Commit secondary replica, after step 5, the primary replica will be acknowledged to complete the transaction as “no data loss” has been confirmed on the secondary replica. This means after a transaction is completed, SQL server only guarantees the update has been written to the secondary replica’s transaction logs files rather than the actual data file. So there will be some data latency on the secondary replicas even though they are configured as “ Synchronous-Commit”. This means after you made some changes on the primary replica, if you try to read it immediately from a secondary replica, you might find your changes are there yet.




This is why in our project, we need to monitor the data synchronization states on the secondary replicas. To get the replica states, I use this query:


select  

   r.replica_server_name,

   rs.is_primary_replica IsPrimary,

   rs.last_received_lsn,

   rs.last_hardened_lsn,

   rs.last_redone_lsn,

   rs.end_of_log_lsn,

   rs.last_commit_lsn

from sys.availability_replicas r

inner join sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states rs on r.replica_id = rs.replica_id


The fields end with “_lsn” are the last Log Sequence Number at different stages.


  • last_received_lsn: the last LSN a secondary replica has received

  • end_of_log_lsn: the last LSN a has been cached

  • last_hardened_lsn: the last LSN a has been hardened to disk

  • last_redone_lsn: the last LSN a has been redone

  • last_commit_lsn: not sure what exactly this one this. But from my test, most of the time, it equals to last_redone_lsn with very rare cases, it is little smaller than last_redone_lsn. So I guess it happens a little bit after redone.




If you run the query on the primary replica, it will returns the information for all replicas


If you run the query on a secondary replica, it will returns the data for itself.



Now we need to understand the format of those LSNs. As this article explained, a LSN is in following format:


  • the VLF (Virtual Log Files) sequence number 0x14 (20 decimal)

  • in the log block starting at offset 0x61 in the VLF (measured in units of 512 bytes)

  • the slot number 1



As the LSN values returned by the query are in decimal, we will have to break them into parts like this:


Now we can compare the LSN values to figure out some information about state of the replica. For example, we can tell how much redo process in behind the logs have been hardened on Replica-2:


last_hardened_lsn - last_redone_lsn = 5137616 - 5137608 = 8.


Note, we don’t need to include the slot number(the last 5 digits) into the calculation. In fact, most of the LSNs in dm_hadr_database_replica_states table do not have slot number. As this document says: they are not actual log sequence numbers (LSNs), rather each of these values reflects a log-block ID padded with zeroes. We can tell this by looking at the last 5 digits of a LSN number. If it always ends with 00001, it means it is not actual LSN.


As from this article we know the block offset in measured in units of 512 bytes, in the example above, the difference between last_hardened_lsn and last_redone_lsn that means there is 8 * 512 = 4096 bytes data is waiting to be written to the data file.


UPDATE: I have just observed that last_redone_lsn could be NULL when there are no replicas acting as primary in the group. It is not always and I don't know under what condition it will NULL. However last_commit_lsn seems always have a value and as I mentioned it has similar value as last_redone_lsn(maybe just slightly behind last_redone_lsn). So  last_commit_lsn might be used when last_redone_lsn is not available. 


This article has much better explanation about how the transaction logs work in Availability group.


          Sustainable Development Innovations Added to African Knowledge Hub   
In collaboration with the South African Government’s Department of Science and Technology, the SA SD KH has added its first cohort of African sustainable development innovations. The first cohort of innovations includes a number of innovations that respond to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation). The SA SD KH was launched with a view to linking development partners with relevant and potentially transformative African evidence.
          Event: Symposium on Progress towards SDG 7   
This symposium, on 'Progress towards SDG 7 and its Interlinkages with other SDGs in support of First Review of SDG 7 during the 2018 High-Level Political Forum,' is part of a series of meetings and symposia organized by the UN System in 2017 and 2018, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, to contribute to the first global review of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, which will take place during the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF). These proposed events will provide a platform to discuss major issues related to progress on SDG 7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs, such as health, education, gender, food, water, humanitarian response and climate change. Each symposium is expected to highlight a few of these interlinkages to allow in-depth discussions. Taken together, they will provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange among Member States and the UN system for advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including through supporting the preparations of the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), especially towards HLPF 2018. A synthesis from the discussions from these events this year will be prepared to provide inputs to a Preparatory Meeting in support of the global review of SDG 7, to be held on 7-8 December 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.
          MicroStrategy Developer - R-E-S.com - Brampton Lake, ON   
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          Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Site Management for End Users - 2 Day Course   
This course covers all of the relevant topics to take attendees to a level where they can confidently create and manage their SharePoint 2010 sites, such as creating lists and libraries, creating and managing content types, managing permissions, and modifying site administration settings. Prerequisites: Attendees should have attended our 'SharePoint 2010 Collaboration for End Users' course, or should have obtained the equivalent level of knowledge and experience. Structuring Document and Content Management Maintenance and creation of lists and libraries are 1 of the site owner’s primary responsibilities. Well constructed lists and libraries save users time and frustration, which translates to an effective gain for organisations. This module covers elements such as views, columns and managed metadata which are fundamental to this construction. Versioning and other library settings which can serve to enhance a list or library are also taught in this module.
          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.
          Senior SEO   
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          Comment on A Conversation With Paul Travers of Vuzix by bzerk   
That's fair. You're entitled to your opinion. I obviously felt led on, too, but Paul apologized, and I think it was an honest mistake. They weren't ready to show their new design, and they didn't take the original down. As for the so-called "quantum optics," I never took that name for anything other than a branding gimick. All that said, Paul showed me something at ISMAR that, while not unique, proved to me that they are working in the right direction with their optical see-through display development, and that they aren't dawdling about it. Lastly, in the interest of full disclosure, I should add that Vuzix has since sent me a CamAR unit to evaluate and use in my own experiments with the VR920s that I purchased some time ago. This won't stop me from voicing any criticisms of their products though, and judging from the Wrap unit that I tried on briefly at ISMAR, I will have criticisms. Still, it's a step in the right direction, and I know first-hand that Vuzix has some promising tech in the works, and is working harder than any of the other firms to get great head-worn display units into the hands of consumers. For that, I give them a lot of credit. They want to give us what we want, and they are working hard to be able to do so. I'm not out to crucify the best prospect we've got for the time being, especially after they've honestly acknowledged their mistake, and I think learned something from being called out on it. In the meantime, when the Wrap 920 ships, I will buy or borrow a pair, and I'll tell you honestly what I think of it.
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          VFX Pipeline Developer - Legend 3D|VR|VFX - Toronto, ON   
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          NCSS Presentation Notes: Social Studies—Research and Practice   
What Does It Mean to Think Historically... And How Do We Teach It?
Presented by Bruce van Sledright

Who epitomizes the depth of historical knowledge?
  • Historians.
How do they become these experts?
  • It's about reading and literacy practices combined with self-understanding and an awareness of social-cultural context and the individual's role as a citizen.
  • Fundamentally, becoming a novice expert is about achieving se;f-understanding and awareness if socio-cultural content itself (positionality)
Our challenges need to address these isues:
  • School literacy practices: Searching for the "one right idea"
  • Epistomological positions
  • The School and Cultural History Curriculum: Our education is about commemoration, not investigation

          NCSS Leadership Conference Notes   
Accessing Funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)
Presented by Beth Ratway

The meeting began with an introduction of the attendees and discussion of how states are connecting internally.

Money is currently available through SFSF, Race to the Top, SIG, i3, ED Tech, TIF, SLDA, and TQP. All of these run through IDEA and Title I.

The types of questions social studies councils should be seeking to answer include:

  • How do standards and assessment impact your work?
  • How can you use data to improve the work of your council?

The currently education landscape focuses on ARRA, I3, NCLB, and 21st Century Skills.

ARRA: 4 Assurances expected of those seeking to procure funding

  • Support effective teachers and school leaders
  • Improve the use of data (Data systems: fully implementing a statewide longitudinal data system, accessing and using state data, and using data to improve instruction)
  • Complete the implementation of high standards and high-quality assessments
  • Turn around persistently low-performing schools, whole-school reform, and targeted approaches to reform.

In addition, states should be focused on developing and adopting common standards, developing and implementing common, high-quality assessments, supporting transition to enhanced standards and high quality assessments.

The key is to find the intersecting nodes for standards and assessments, teacher and leadership effectiveness, support for struggling schools, and _____.

Race to the Top Funds go to state educational agencies, school improvement grants, investing in innovation funds, educational technology, teacher incentive fund, and statewide data system. As social studies councils, the focus should probably be the i3 (Investing in Innovation Fund)Funds (a part of the third phase of funding. For this grant, the interest is in improving student achievement or student growth from high-need students and promoting school readiness. Only LEAs or non-profit organizations can get this in collaboration with an LEA.

Funding focuses on three levels: development of research-based theories ($5 m award), validation (up to $30 m award), and scale-up ($50 m award).

To receive the grant, there must be 20% private sector funding, conduct independent program evaluation, cooperate with technical assistants, etc.

Other interested topics include improving early learning outcomes, supporting college access and success, assisting ELL and disabled students, serve schools in rural LEAs. If applications address these issues, they will receive preference.

All proposals should include partnerships (e.g., with other LEAs, other social studies councils).

Beth recommended the following resource for assessing higher level thinking objectives: Authentic Intellectual Work by Ken Newman (a way to look at depth of knowledge and other educational outcomes)

ARRA grants should be in the million dollar range, the grants should be pretty competitive, and they will probably be due around the spring/ summer.


Legislative Briefing

Presented by Della Cronin

Some of the concepts that appeal to Secretary Duncan are charter school and pay for performance. The interest on Capitol Hill, however, has been on health care, not education. Duncan has stated publicly that NCLB has its good and bad points and noted that we have had a narrowing of the curriculum as a result of the legislation.

There appears to be a focus on preparing children in early childhood as a way to support the overall goal of having all students graduate from high school and increase college enrollments.

There is a bill from Rockefeller that would provide funds to states to support 21st century learning. Senator Kennedy and Senator Alexander introduced a bill that would expand the sample size for the NAEP civics exam and place an emphasis on history assessments. Nothing is currently moving out of the re-authorization process.

There appear to be concerns about equity and access in education. The rural areas and inner-city schools appear to facing the brunt of America's contemporary financial status.

Make sure when coupling terms, we include citizenship (e.g., "College, Career, and Citizenship").


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          RE: Partially Ship-Cancel Remainder in Sales Orders is not working correctly   

Questions:

Are there more than 1 Line Item on the Sales Order?

If Yes, is there at least 1 Line item that could not Partial Ship, and is fully backordered?

If Yes, then the issue is that Backorders are only cancelled for items that have been partially shipped, and any unshipped items keep the Sales Order open until at least some can ship.

To my knowledge, this has been the design for as many years as I can recall.  Check out the Order Mgmt User Manual, and do a search on "ADG_X_CancelBackorder".  It details the steps in order to modify an order type so that the whole order is cancelled after a partial shipment.


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          Edgar Wright is a master of film trivia and everyone else is competing for 2nd   
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          Member - Governor in Council Appointments - Canada   
The producers, shippers, travelers and businesses who rely on it; Knowledge of one or more of the air sector, the rail sector, the marine sector, accessibility... $174,700 - $205,500 a year
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Great discussion though at first thought it was a Dr. Simpson roast. Love this setting where historians bring their cumulative knowledge and insights to the table.
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          Production Manager - Manufacturing Corporation - Newport News, VA   
Knowledge of production tools and equipment. Small manufacturing Company, molding and decorating silicone rubber, is looking for a hands on Production Manager.... $45,000 - $50,000 a year
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          Club Technical Coach - Ontario Soccer - Ontario   
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          Technical Staff Coach (Part-time) - Ontario Soccer - Ontario   
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          Director of Soccer - Ontario Soccer - Ontario   
Strong knowledge of the organization and soccer landscape in York Region and. Implementation and delivery of the Technical program and services of the YRSA....
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          Health Services Specialist (RN) part time New Minas, NS - McKesson - Nova Scotia   
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          Broker Relations Specialist - Red River Mutual - Manitoba   
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          FAMILY WRITERS' WEEKLY FACT FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS   
FAMILY WRITERS' WEEKLY FACT FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS

By Ekwenye Samuel, Sunday Okafor and Paul Emerenini;
For Family Writers Press.

Do you know that South South is more Biafran than you think?  You may not know this and that is why some people keep on contacting us for clarifications up until this day, both on Radio Biafra group page, Emeka Gift's page  and some direct inbox messages. These messages came after one of us wrote a letter to all the Biafran governors titled- "OPEN LETTER TO SOUTH EAST AND SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS OF BIAFRA LAND" , which was published on the Biafra Herald website dated 18th of June, 2017. One of the critical questions encountered was:  "who told you that South - South is part of Biafra?". Now listen, to get the facts straight.

As at 1900, the three geographical areas around River Niger,  South East/South geographical area was known as  Biafra. The South_ West geographical area harbouring the Yorubas, was known as Oduduwa  and the Northern geographical area harbouring the Hausas was known as  Arewa. These three had been in existence before they were coined to form what is currently known today as Nigeria by the British colonists through Frederick Lord Lugard and his girl friend, Flora Shaw in 1914.
Before Nigeria was amalgamated, Biafra was already in existence, but because nobody knew what was going to happen in subsequent years to come, our fathers as at then, could not hesitate to raise a disagreement motion when the British colonial masters came to amalgamate the protectorates between 1912-1914.

Having seen the intelligence and the natural blessings of  Biafrans,  the British government brought up a  demarcation between the South East  and the South South. If you go through the old world map containing Biafra before Nigeria was amalgamated, you will find out that South-South was located in Biafra  until a new map was drawn and Biafra was erased completely. Then why must some people at this new era without any knowledge of history at all come up and open their mouths to proclaim that they are not  Biafrans?

All the States located in the so called South-South were Biafran States before the fraudulent amalgamation. People like Gen. Philip Effiong who hailed from  Akwa-Ibom  fought for Biafra with all his strength, passion and love for the motherland during the 1967 to 1970 civil war against Nigeria. Effiong defended the national boundaries of Biafra alongside other people from the Niger Delta axis. They knew why they fought for and defended Biafra, because they were Biafrans and not Nigerians. Do you think that we know  more than they knew then?  Not at all, because it is quite glaring that the British imperialists only came to divide, conquer and rule over Biafrans.

Also, another question that should be posed to the doubting Thomases in the Niger Delta is; What prompted the elders from Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta to pay a solidarity visit to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at his father's residence in Afaraukwu?  And why were gifts of a glittering sword and a lantern given to him?

The visit simply means that they  are not left out of this struggle for freedom of all of us as Biafrans. Among these elders were those who witnessed the Nigeria - Biafra civil war and who must have been told by their parents  how  the coming of the British colonists  forcefully colonized Nigeria, thereby amalgamating  three different groups of people with different ideology,  mentality,  socio cultural beliefs, as well as different languages to coexist as  one concocted entity. The  bold step which the elders took was to correct all the anomalies infiltrated by those who  think that Biafra is for the Igbos alone, by showing the whole world that they are not Nigerians rather, Biafrans.

The sword and the lantern  given to Nnamdi Kanu is highly significant. It is a very vital proof that the Igbos,  Ijaws, Itsekiris, Idomas and others within the Eastern region have the same ideology and cultural beliefs.

Sword and lantern when given to somebody generally signify the following in Biafra Land:
1. Lantern when given to a person could mean to lighten the person's paths. How do we mean?  The people of the east and south of Biafra have been in total darkness over the years without any or little knowledge of our existence. During the time of Ojukwu in 1967, they fought for Biafra, because Biafrans were  tormented and killed in the northern Nigeria almost on daily basis. So they fought for Biafra freedom not  because we were not Nigerians but because of the evils Biafrans were subjected to in Nigeria. Therefore, they believed that the only possible way to stop such an inhuman act was to  declare  Biafra as an independent nation.  Unknown to many people then, we were quite too different from the other ethnic groups which made up Nigeria and our  heroes left it without clarifications.
During the time of Uwazurike from 1999, many people were yet again left without proper sensitization and knowledge about our existing as Nigerians and our origin. But from 2012 when Nnamdi Kanu took over the mantle of Biafra leadership, quite a lot of people were sensitised, educated with the knowledge of history concerning the root of Biafrans. With the lantern illuminating every Biafran territory, the gospel of Biafra will spread like a flame of fire to every doubting Thomas.

2. The Sword. The sword means to fight spiritually without any intimidation or fear against the enemies, both internal and external oppressors.
THE INTERNAL ENEMIES : These are the ones within the territory of the nation which can either be an individual, or  a group of people such as the governors in Biafra land,  the senators in Biafra land, the ministers of Biafra origin, and so many  others to mention but a few. They are regarded as enemies because they do not  want Biafra to be restored due to  their selfish and personal interests  from the Nigerian government, thereby selling their people to a fake entity (Nigeria) as slaves.

THE EXTERNAL ENEMIES.  These are the ones who are not of Biafran origin, and are fighting against her restoration. They can  as well be classified as both individuals like the northern Hausa-Arewas and the Western yoruba Oduduwas, countries like Nigeria, Britain, Saudi Arabia and some other countries of the world.

Even Nnamdi Kanu said it in one of his speeches at his father's residence in Afaraukwu Abia State  that all  the South South areas are naturally Biafra entities. So, what are you waiting for? It is high time you joined the moving train of Biafra restoration for freedom, because that is the only hope we have to survive in this part of the Islamic world.

With this, we end this week's edition of FWFFA. Greetings to you, goodbye.

Edited by Paul Ihechi Alagba.
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          Gateway Moments: Live from St. Louis   
We’ve all had them—the big, significant, transformations that take your life in a new direction. And even though those gateway moments present new and exciting opportunities, they are almost always by definition uncomfortable.    This hour, in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio, To The Best Of Our Knowledge explores various examples of crossing over, to racial understanding, to recovery and to greater unity and love. A City of Gates That Do Not Swing Wide; Adventures on the Woke Spectrum; Shadowball; The Last Game I Make Before I Die; Beatboxing With My Dad; Black At Home, White At Work.
          Social Networking   
It has been interesting to see how people are reacting this last year to social computing technologies as they become part of the mainstream packages (Lotus Connections & Microsoft MOSS) and as other technologies (SocialText) become real opportunities for enterprise sized organizations. We have been approached by a whole lot more companies/organizations than I ever would have thought (of course my expectations were low <30) wanting to know more about how they could use it and what they could use it for.

The software industry still suffers from marketing self gratifications in this space. What I mean by this is that we come up with words like Wiki, Blog or RSS and post it around like everyone knows what the heck we are talking about. When you ask a non-tech outside they seem to think you are talking about a fruity drink with an umbrella (Wiki), some new form of the creeping crud or something you go 4-wheelin' thru if you are down in KY (Blog), or the latest Rave party drug (RSS). I remember the most hilarious meeting I had been to in a while was one that we brought a vendor to that had blog technology. They pitched it to the customer (someone that has about $600M in capital improvement programs a year) as a tool that "your organization can begin to build communities of interest from". The customer then turned around and said, in all seriousness, "I pay these folks to work not talk about knitting". LOL!

Let me help then a bit. We have been playing around with a lot of social computing tools and solutions lately. My company is about to role out social computing to about 20,000 employees in the next 4-6 months. We have 3 schools, 4 municipalities, 2 defense organizations and about 8 enterprise organizations that are currently going through the evaluation stages and a couple of those are actually now exiting to solution deployment. So what are all of these folks using it for.

1) Talent Retention. You want to keep good talent make them feel like they are part of the company and that their words are heard. When we establish these types of technologies for this solution, we establish a methodology that engages the top management to either participate directly or to ensure their participation in commenting in the community. We all know that tool such as e-mail, the telephone and stop by meetings are horrible ways for people to stay in touch with what others are thinking. However, if you have 10-15% of your staff participating it gives you a good vibe on the community and smart management can make adjustments.

2) Mentoring. We have several industries that the talent pool is retiring at a much faster pace then the new crop is coming through school or that technology can keep up with. That being said, these organization must find a way to capture the knowledge of those users and pass it along to the masses. Things like building classroom curriculum isn't always the most effect. We use these technologies to build a "pod of knowledge" to team people up on tasks but to ensure that the work is a cooperative effort.

3) A One-Way Communication. I know this goes against the concept of "social" computing a bit but I tell you it these are some nice tools if you want to publish updates on processes such as RFI/RFP. There are many type of black hole processes where people are afraid to open the flood gate of communications but with this they can just push out updates that are much easier to do than managing a web site.

I could go on, but that is it for now...
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          Member Service Advisor - Interior Savings Credit Union - Clearwater, BC   
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          Group X Instructor - Gold's Gym - Fenton, MO   
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          Maintenance Coordinator - K+S Potash Canada - Saskatchewan   
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           WebCollage Names Jack Sivilli as New Chief Financial Officer   

New CFO brings knowledge of technology market and leadership experience at expanding companies internationally.

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          HR Manager/Office Manager - All Air HVAC LLC - Brooklyn, NY   
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          The 64th Sydney Film Festival Awards On Body and Soul (Berlin winner)   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE SYDNEY FILM PRIZE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE DOCUMENTARY AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE DENDY AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVENT CINEMAS AUSTRALIAN SHORT SCREENPLAY AWARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

The UNESCO Sydney City Of Film Award

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

ABOUT SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

          Sooze Orman Has A Change Of Heart   

Has the Sooze had a Road-to-Damascus Experience?

We haven't heard much from the Sooze lately.  Maybe her "You're Approved" program lost its appeal (EDIT: It was cancelled, and the successor program is in limbo - and controversial, apparenty).  Whatever the reason, she's apparently decided to go back to her roots and offer some common-sense advice.  Maybe it's because so many financial advisors now these days are encouraging self-indulgence that going against the flow would get her some attention get her back in the Press.

Or maybe she is just whoring for publicity to sell at $54 online course on finances.  Maybe.  I guess since she can't make money selling "FICO kits" anymore, this seemed like a good deal.

Whatever the reason, it's time to give the Sooze a big hug (at arm's length, with one hand on our wallet, just to be safe) because she's saying something rational for a change, even if she is attempting to personally profit from it.  In a recent CNBC article, she counsels people to spend less money on convenience transactions and points out that these little indulgences cost little by themselves, but  over time they add up to an awful lot of money missing from your bottom line.

Whether is getting takeout food instead of preparing your own meals, or stopping off at Starbucks for a three-dollar coffee, or at leasing a car instead of buying one and taking care of it, the incremental cost of these conveniences can really break the budget of a middle-class person.

I get a lot of flack from people who defend this type of behavior.  They don't believe that not indulging yourself in tiny little luxuries will make a big difference in your life.  After all it's only a dollar here, two dollars there, ten dollars here, or a hundred dollars there.  How could that add up to a million dollars over time?

This also plays into the mentality that if you can't be a billionaire in 10 seconds or less, why bother trying?  You might as well just spend all your money to entertain yourself and wallow in self-pity. And to some extent we all do this, it is a part of human nature.

But having been at both ends of this transaction, I can see how it plays out over time.  When I was very young, I squandered a lot of money on self indulgence and it was pretty stupid.  I did manage to save some money, and over period of thirty years this morphed into a sizable retirement nest egg.  My only regret is not cutting back even just slightly on my self-indulgence in my earlier years and put more money aside, is it would have meant how much larger nest egg at this point in my life - not to mention the option of retiring even earlier.

And we're not talking about extreme sacrifices either.  I get emails from people saying "I don't want to eat ramen noodles to rest of my life" or some such thing.  For some reason, raman noodles get picked on a lot by people who wanted to disavow any kind of frugal lifestyle.  I'm not sure why they pick on ramen noodles.  They probably are not good for you - very high in carbohydrates, and also that powdery flavoring packet that comes with it is usually loaded with salt and MSG.

That is the nature of the "logic" that people use.  It's either caviar or ramen noodles and there's nothing in-between in their mind.  You either go out and have a good time or you live like a monk. There's nothing between these two extremes.  And of course, we call this a straw man argument.  You set up a straw man and then you knock him down which is easy to do because he's made of straw.

But the reality is, if you just cut back by a little bit, you can save an awful lot.  For example if you go out to lunch several times a week at work, consider brown-bagging it for one of those days. The amount of money you save might not be a lot - maybe five to ten dollars or so, but over time, it is going to add up to a significant amount in your retirement account.  When you get comfortable this, think about maybe brown-bagging it two days a week and so forth.  You might also find ancillary benefits in that going out to lunch with your co-workers can being emotional drag and also make you look like a slacker to your superiors - as usually these lunches extend for more than an hour.

Or take leasing. Many young people are lured into leasing a car because the monthly cost is lower. However the overall transaction cost is far higher, something most people realize when they try to turn the car in at the end of the lease and are socked with a lot of back-end charges.  All cars are used cars the moment you buy them.  So why not consider buying a two- to three-year-old car that is off-lease that some other idiot paid all the depreciation on and drive that instead?

A two- to three-year-old car looks just like a new car. I remember when I was at the Patent Office I bought a second-hand Camry from Avis.  I'm not necessarily recommending you buy a used rental car, but for me it was so much cheaper deal than a brand new car.  And all of my neighbors thought I had a brand new car, so if you're looking for bragging rights there really is no difference.  And realize that usually buying a new car is nothing more than bragging rights.  Just get over that and acknowledge your own human frailty - we all have the same problem.

But getting back to the Sooze, maybe this is a dawn of a new era from Ms. Orman.  Maybe from now on she'll start offering practical advice instead of going on television and telling people they're "approved" to buy things.  Quite frankly she lost me when she started going down that road.  She went from offering frugal advice to saying "you're approved" to buy a Sea Ray boat or a Buick car, after those companies sponsored her and paid her to endorse the products.

On the one hand, I don't blame her for going after the money, as we all need to make a living in this world and it's very hard to avoid the temptation of being corrupted by commercial influences.  We live in a capitalist society and you have to exploit your opportunities when they arise.

Corporate sponsorships can be a double-edged sword, as perhaps she is finding out.  Many people come including myself, criticized her for taking all these sponsorship deals as well as her "You're Approved!" television show as cheapening her overall message and reputation.

Sadly, it seems that most people just don't get this, or at least the television people think that we don't get it.  The shouting guy on the financial Channel still screams buy and sell for various sketchy stock deals which usually end up being a raw deal for the small investor.  The other Financial channels just hype the stock price and never talk about anything else such as profitability, P/E ratios, and least of all, dividends.  You would think from watching television that the only thing that matters about a company is its market cap.  The reality is of course, that market cap really needs nothing and if you were using that as a metric for evaluating a company, you have a broken compass.

So here's to the "new" Suze Orman.  Let's hope she is going back on track to her old advice and echewing the corruption of our secular world.  And hopefully, maybe she'll find an audience for this good advice.  But I would not pay $54 for it.

But given the feedback I've received from some readers, I think that she would be better off telling people what their approved for, is that seems to be when people like.  No one wants to hear hard truths - that's not marketable!

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Somebody's been a busy little beaver at the Patent & Trademark Office!

          CAN EVERYTHING BE EXCUSED, BE FORGIVEN? PEUT-ON TOUT EXCUSER, TOUT PARDONNER?   







English version

Psychiatrists and other therapists of the human condition tell us that forgiveness is a factor of psychic well-being; but with a condition that the guilty acknowledge the facts and make a sincere act of contrition.

Dear readers, we cannot forgive arrogant people, liars, irresponsible people who feel that it is enough for them to lie and muzzle us, in order to succeed.

To these people we say no; we will stalk you to the end of the world and you will pay for your crimes.

Dear readers, the above video is hard to watch, but make the effort to follow it from beginning to end as it describes the extent of the massacre committed by Ali Bongo.

We will not give up!




Version française

Les psychiatres et autres thérapeutes de la condition humaine, nous disent que le pardon est un facteur du bien être psychique ; mais a une condition, que le coupable reconnaisse les faits et fasse acte sincère de contrition.

Chers lecteurs, on ne peut pardonner a des arrogants, a des menteurs, a des irresponsables qui estiment qu’il leur suffit de mentir et de nous museler, pour avoir gain de cause.

A ceux-là nous disons non ; nous vous traquerons jusqu’à la fin du monde et vous ferons payer vos crimes.

Chers lecteurs, la vidéo ci-dessus est difficile a regarder, mais faites l’effort de la suivre du début à la fin car elle décrit l’ampleur du massacre commis par Ali Bongo.

Nous ne lâcherons rien !

          NGFW Competition   
I have not seen the 2017 Gartner NGFW report, and not even sure if its out yet.  But I know that my thoughts on the best NGFW firewall lines up with what Gartner appears to think.  Personally, I base my opinion on my experiences and my own knowledge of firewalls.  I've spent a long time working with firewalls, and Palo Alto and Check Point are the best on the market (IMHO).
One more thought about security.  Please don't expect that your company is secure because you bought a firewall at a great price.  Threat protection, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, etc.  These come at a price.  Don't think your company is secure because you have an ASA (without FirePower) or a cheap firewall.  If you are on the security team or the Director/Manager, security should always be in the forefront of your mind.   Think about the companies you hear about in the news.  You may not make the news, but you may have a "resume generating event" if you have not properly prepared your company in the security world.
From 2016:


          Table of Experts: Knowledge is power — passing it on is crucial   
Knowledge is power — passing it on is crucial

          Machinists/Assembly   
MA-Fort Devens, Job Purpose: All assembly positions not listed separately. Duties: * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. * Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job acco
          7/1/2017: SPORT: Taetuli taking his rugby knowledge to China   
Kaleni Taetuli has a tendency to throw himself into awkward situations. A couple of years back he had a crack at boxing, taking on Dave Letele, aka the Brown Butterbean, in an undercard fight to a Joseph Parker bout in Invercargill. Without a fight...
          Psychiatrists’ Torture of Patients Lawsuit to Proceed   
Former residents of an Ontario, Canada, psychiatric facility have been given the green light to proceed with a class action civil suit against two psychiatrists who, for years, carried out torturous treatment programs. Given the nature of the torturous “treatment” residents were subjected to, one can only wonder why the named psychiatrists are not being held criminally responsible for the acknowledged abuses. Justice Perell explained that “the three programs ... implemented by the doctors.... were torture and a degradation of human dignity.”

          Infant Accidentally Vaccinated with Gardasil – Mother Blamed for Vaccine Injuries and Baby Medically Kidnapped   
Doctors call it a "medication administration error." During a routine check-up at her pediatrician's office, 4-month old Aniya was accidentally given the Gardasil 9 vaccine, and she hasn't been the same since. Anita Vasquez of Victoria, Texas, herself a nurse, says that "doctors are in denial" that any of the medical issues that began after her daughter received the shot are related to the vaccine. Aniya was a happy and healthy breastfed baby before her 4-month doctor visit. Her only illness was an ear infection which had been cleared up with antibiotics shortly before that fateful day of December 29, 2016. Since then, she has suffered numerous health issues and several hospitalizations. Rather than acknowledge the possibility that the Gardasil 9 vaccine contributed to the decline in Aniya's health, doctors and Child Protective Services have reportedly blamed the mother. Her desperate search for answers has led instead to her being accused of Munchausen by Proxy, or "medical child abuse," and her baby has been seized by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Anita told Health Impact News that her concerns about the vaccine have been dismissed and ignored by virtually everyone involved in her daughter's care. DFPS refers to her "unfounded concerns" about the Gardasil 9 vaccine. She believes that they are trying to cover up the dangers of the vaccine. This is any mother's worst nightmare, and no one deserves this.

          Inexcusable Employee Behavior   

I've actually had very positive experiences with BART in general, I started a new job and am now doing the daily commute from the East Bay to SF and haven't had problems so far. That being said, this morning while trying to pay for my parking stall, the machine kept telling me to "see agent", so I did, and asked the woman in the glass office for assistance. She told me I didn't have enough money on my ticket, but since it was displaying $15 I showed some confusion, and simply asked for clarification. At this point she was very snippy with me and told me that's just how it was (granted I'm a newbie and can still make dumb moves, I'm the first to admit it) but this woman's anger proceeded to escalate far beyond necessary levels, and at one point she called me an "idiot for not comprehending anything she was saying", and that this conversation was over and she would no longer assist me. I was flabbergasted. This was after I'd asked how I could reload my ticket in order to pay for parking, since I was being told by every machine that I could NOT reload this particular ticket. I'm not blaming the error on BART, I'm sure if I were more experienced I'd known what to do and where my mistake was, but this woman's behavior toward me was inexcusable. To name-call a paying rider, calling me "stupid" and an "idiot", made my jaw drop. Once I'd finally managed to reload my card, I came back around to her office and politely asked what her name was. She did not look up nor acknowledge me, and when I asked, "you're not going to give me your name?" she laughed. At that point I said thank you and went on my way.


          Sales Associate/ Cashier PT - Aldo Group / Globo Division - Ottawa South, ON   
Ability to work flexible retail hours (days, evenings and weekends). Genuine product knowledge and dedication to stay informed on fashion trends and...
From Indeed - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 05:53:49 GMT - View all Ottawa South, ON jobs
          Sales Associate - Shumaker Shoes - Ottawa East, ON   
Associate leaders are expected to be able to work in teams and alone, operate the POS, understand and provide excellent product knowledge, help coach fellow...
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:22:21 GMT - View all Ottawa East, ON jobs
          High School English Teacher - Nasivvik High School, Pond Inlet, NU - Government of Nunavut, Department of Education, Qikiqtani Region - Pond Inlet, NU   
Subject knowledge, training and experience relevant teaching High School EnglishPlanning skills (lesson plans, themes/units, emergency plans, long range plans... $73,528 - $115,291 a year
From Education Canada - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:28:39 GMT - View all Pond Inlet, NU jobs
          Sharing on Saturdays   
Hi friends, I hope you are having a glorious weekend. I am feeling very crafty and inspired so here are some things I have going on and others that are on this week's list.

I am expecting 2 great nephews, one this month and one in October. They are my first and I am very excited. The shower for WHB4 was in June. Now, baby Sister and I are getting ready for the shower for HLB. Today I am finishing the wreath, his shower isn't for a few more weeks so you only get a sneak peek to which I am sure you are going to think  "ummm, interesting" lol


Earlier this week, my Arizona friend, Deb encouraged us to make mandalas from nature so I thought why not, this won't make a mess and the end result won't add to the clutter I am slowly trying to rid us off.  It's far from magnificent but here it is.


You want to see Deb's, right?! Notice, I very smartly showed mine first so you didn't have the gloriousness of hers in your mind lol You can read her thoughts on nature mandalas here.


My friend, Melissa blogs over at Daily Life: Bits & Pieces. I love how Melissa's faith shines through in so much of what she does and how she embraces life. She was the first person I saw to Faith Journal and I loved it. Now, I used to be one of those people that gasped at the thought of writing in my Bible but I have fully embraced it since those early years. My Bible is getting a bit raggedy but I know I won't ever replace it because of all the notes and highlights. I have been researching Faith Journaling and the bible I will use for that purpose arrived yesterday. Illustrated Faith is a great site for information and inspiration but I found Lauren's post Welcome to My Bible Journaling: Heart in the Margins answered so many of my questions. I love that Lauren acknowledges (as do I) that there may people that cannot imagine writing much less doing art in the Bible. I love that several times she points out that we are all different and that's okay. Personally I know I won't be covering any of God's Word, I'll be sticking to the margins for any medium that would obscure the text. I also know bleed through would drive me bonkers so I'll probably gesso my pages. I don't want something like that to be a distraction from my study.

Melissa is going to be teaching 2 classes but Texas is just too far of a commute :(

Saturdays usually mean brunch at our house. The Chosen One runs 7-10 miles so by the time he gets home around 10 The Pirate and I are ready to eat. Today I made a spinach, bacon, manchego quiche with hash browns as the crust. I'm in a cooking mood which the Chosen One always is grateful for. I might even get to feed all my boys tonight which always makes this heart happy.



Wow, I have been in a blogging drought but I think we had a rainfall with this post!

This week I need to complete 2 commissioned pieces, design some invitations, finish up some note cards and work on getting my Etsy shop back up to speed. I am hoping to get my toes wet during my devotion time with faith journaling.

What have you been doing, tell me about it in the comments and if you have a link, share it?  I also welcome your thoughts on writing and art journaling in holy books. But as Lauren says in her post Bottom line: we can all choose to respect each other and our different schools of thought when it comes to this sort of thing.  Let’s be kind to ourselves and to each other.



          Brookson – servicing and hiring contractors   

Here at Brookson not only do we help contractors – we hire them too! For specialist projects such as new website builds, system developments and system migrations to name a few – it can be much more effective to bring in contractors for a short period of time who can bring expert skills and knowledge. […]

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          Chicago police, feds team up on new effort to curb violence   
CHICAGO – Chicago police, federal agents and prosecutors are launching a new initiative Friday to stem the flow of illegal firearms in the city as part of efforts to curb rampant gun violence that President Donald Trump says is at "epidemic proportions."

Trump's remark on Twitter came ahead of an announcement by Chicago police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the formation of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office acknowledged that an additional 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago.

State police, intelligence analysts and state and federal prosecutors will target illegal guns and repeat gun offenders, Chicago police said. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that "we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago."

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help." In January, he warned Chicago about its high number of homicides, saying on Twitter that he is ready to "send in the Feds."

Adam Collins, spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the city wants federal help.

"Six months ago we made it clear that we would welcome additional federal support, and six months later we appreciate the 20 new ATF agents that are now arriving," Collins said in an email. But as the police department released figures that show the number of homicides, shooting incidents and shooting victims has dropped, Collins said "the progress CPD has made this year has happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested."

In fact, earlier this week, officials announced that the ATF had loaned the city a van outfitted with ballistic testing equipment to help police more quickly solve gun crimes.

Trump's latest tweet said there have been 1,714 shootings in Chicago this year. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. There were 1,935 shooting victims in the city during the same period last year. Also, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents so far this year — 224 less than were reported during the same period in 2016. So far this year, there have been 320 homicides compared to 322 by this time last year, according to the police department.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking Friday on the Fox News Channel's morning show, "Fox & Friends," said the Justice Department is "sending in additional gun investigators" to Chicago and that he has urged the U.S. attorney's office to prosecute gun cases aggressively.

"The police have been demoralized in many ways," he said. "In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working. Murders are way, way too high. It is critical for the people of Chicago's public safety that we begin to work together here and deport violent criminals that have been convicted. They need to not be a sanctuary city, they need to be protecting the people of Chicago from violent criminals."

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders.

On Friday, Sessions said the Justice Department will send more federal prosecutors to "prioritize prosecutions to reduce gun violence."

Sessions last week pledged federal assistance to 12 cities to help them develop individualized, long-term strategies to fight violence. But Chicago was not among them.

The Justice Department said that's because Chicago was already part of a similar Justice Department program called the Violence Reduction Network, which began in 2014. Under that initiative, federal agents teamed up with their local counterparts to share resources and intelligence.

The Justice Department spokesman said the department will keep working with cities including Chicago under the new crime-fighting program, called the Public Safety Partnership. And he noted that dozens of additional ATF agents had "surged" into Chicago so far this year.


          Aerospace Program Manager and Supply Chain   
P3-Group - Montreal, QC - QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering 5-10 years experience in the aerospace industry within Project Management and Supply... working autonomously and can be the face of the company to the customer; You have aerospace industry experience and knowledge ideally...
          El Beto of the Cartel Arellano Felix arrested in Tijuana   
Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article

Subject Matter: El Beto, CAF, AFO
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Elements of the Baja California Police detained a person identified as El Beto, alleged leader of a cell of the Cartel Arellano Felix. In a communication, the Secretary of State Public Security announced the effective detention deriving from intelligence work of the referred to Police corporation.

He indicated that the detention was carried out at a traffic circle at Simon Bolivar Avenue and Calle Tecate, in the Alba Roja Colonia, where officials located a Toyota Camry vehicle carrying the detained.

He referred that in the cabin they found a 9mm pistol, a spare magazine and 24 rounds of ammunition, another pistol of .22 calibre, they also found a bag that contained four packets with a weight of 18 kilos of marijuana.

The person arrested responded to the name of Carlos Alberto N, 34 years of age, who carried in the vehicle a sub-machine gun of 5.7 mm calibre two two spare magazines with ten rounds in each. (Otis: probably a FN P90.)




They also found three other plastic packages which contained a white granular substance with the characteristics similar to the synthetic drug know was Ice, weighing 3.9 kilos.

He noted that according to investigations, El Beto and several accomplices were dedicated to collecting quotas for the sale of drugs and executions of rival gang members operating in the local colonias, although this can only be determined by the corresponding authority.

Original article in Spanish at Milenio
          Zeta leader sentenced to 7 life sentences in United States   
Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Reforma article

Subject Matter: Marciano Milan Vazquez, El Chano, Orejon
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Mauro de la Fuente
Marciano Milan Vazquez alias El  Chano or Orejon, leader of Los Zetas in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, allegedly responsible for the deaths of 300 persons, was sentenced to seven life sentences.

The ruling was announced Wednesday by the Judge of the West District Court in San Antonio, Xavier Rodriguez. Between 2011 and 2012, the Los Zetas cartel ordered the death of 300 people, including women and children, said a witness identified as J. Rodriguez in the Milan Vazquez trial in June of 2016.

The desertion of one of its leaders identified as Mario Alfonso Poncho Cuellar, said, that and internal struggle was unleashed that ended with the elimination of the allies of the latter in the organization.





Cuellar was a trusted man and compadre of Omar Trevino Morales, alias El Z-42, brother of Miguel Trevino Morales, alias El Z-40, leader of Los Zetas, both arrested in Mexico. His departure from the cartel was due to the theft of 10,000,000 dollars, according to J. Rodriguez testimony before the West District Court in San Antonio.

He detailed that most of the people who were murdered were disintegrated in containers of chemicals such as acids.The orders were to go ahead and kill everyone connected in any way with Poncho Cuellar, he said.

Women, children, adults, some had nothing to do with the cartel or drugs, there were a lot of people, more than 300 people. The kidnappings were carried out in Allende, Morelos, Acuna and Piedras Negras.

"In Piedras Negras they only told me that they 40 people on the knees, and simply, bang, bang bang, they died", he said.

Poncho Cuellar who is incarcerated in Texas, testified at the trial of Jose Trevino Morales, another brother of El Z-40, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for money laundering.



           IT DR EXPERT IMPLEMENTER - BCM Institute , Singapore, Kuala Lumpur    
This course is intended for experienced IT disaster recovery (DR) planners. It is also designed for IT professionals who has minimal DR experience and would like to have an in-depth understanding of this subject.

The main difference is that IT professionals with does not have the required years of IT DR planning experience will need to accumulate the necessary experience before they are awarded with the “Expert” certification.

All aspects of IT DR planning will be discussed. Participants will be guided to review each stage of the DR Planning (DRP) Methodology and the process will include all aspects of creating the DR plan. The course concludes with the understanding on the need for exercising and maintaining the DR plan.

This course will provide participants with the concept and knowledge, which will enable them to:
  1. Identify the threats that affect the IT and business environment and its countermeasures.
  2. Have a thorough understanding of the DR Planning Methodology.
  3. Conduct an application impact analysis for an organization.
  4. Develop and implement business and IT recovery strategies.
  5. Conduct cost benefit analysis for strategies and alternate site selection.
  6. Consolidate and implement a comprehensive IT DR plan.
  7. Create and develop IT DR awareness and training program.
  8. Conduct exercises and tests.
  9. Integrate business continuity with the IT DR initiatives.
  10. Sustain an effective organisation-wide IT DR program.

Cost:

Certified


          ISO 22301 BCMS EXPERT IMPLEMENTER - BCM Institute , Singapore, Kuala Lumpur    
This is an advanced level Business Continuity Management (BCM) course with a 150-Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) based examination, following the successful completion of the course.

This course is primarily designed for advanced professionals who have a high degree of exposure to and understanding of BCM, such as BC managers, planners, and project managers. It is the institute’s most comprehensive BCM course for those who are new to BCM or intend to embark on this as his/her BCM professional career. The workshop curriculum will enable participants to get an extremely thorough understanding of the 7 BCM Body of Knowledge or BCM BOK for BCM Practitioners, the globally recognised methodology for implementation and maintenance of BCM programs. On completion of the course, participants should have acquired the skills and understanding to be able to drive complex BCM programs and BC projects for the entire organisation.

The course will also introduce the essential steps of developing business continuity and disaster recovery strategies, design and implementation of BC plans, preparing and conducting awareness and training programmes. Participants will acquire the essential skills and knowledge of project management, risk analysis and review, business impact analysis, recovery strategy, plan development, testing and exercising, and program management.

Cost:

Certified


          WALK Your Talk & MAKE A Difference!   
Now, here's what I want you to know... many have said that I have been blessed with a God-Given GIFT to help people to change their lives for the better.

Well, I'm not too sure about having been Divinely singled-out to receive this GIFT. I do, however, believe that God has blessed us ALL with the ability to help people to change their lives for the better.

'No One Can Teach You That Which They Have Not Done' - Tom Hopkins

Please understand one thing... there is a lot of reference to 'I', 'me' and 'my' in this copy. I want you to understand that this is not meant to be self-serving in any way, but merely the opening of my heart and sharing from my soul the thoughts of a very ordinary joe, coming from an extremely humble background (some would say church-mouse poor) and having achieved what others say are EXTRAORDINARY things. I can only share what is in my heart and mind right now... and it IS personal.

This is my personal contribution to YOU... and I am happy to keep it personal between us like this, if YOU are... :-)

Here's How YOU can Receive Magnificent 'Thank-You' Testimonials Just Like This:

Hi Trevor, 'Thank you once again for all the hours of effort you put in on our behalf – we are very blessed to have a leader like you! The ongoing information, knowledge and inspiration we gain from you will stand us in good stead for many years to come. The session was so inspirational... you gave us so much valuable information. What I gained most, learnt from and excited me, was being able to experience the structure you have established as your base from which to operate, and the insight gained from this exercise. It has inspired me to do the same in my life with my dreams and goals. I am simply drinking it all in and learning as much as possible. I look forward to the future.' Regards, Dee Thomas

Here is an example of the type of information - just 10 simple, personal life-changing observations - I have shared with the thousands of people I have met wherever I go... and why they are given to sending me such thankful testimonials.

Sit back... relax... and ENJOY..!

MAD 1. Know That YOU Are A 'Role Model' To Someone..!
MAD 2. YOU Will Be 'Judged' By What You DO… Not By What You Say..!
MAD 3. No Matter What YOU Do... You WILL Be Criticised. So WHAT..!

MAD 4. STAND UP For Something... And BE COUNTED..!
MAD 5. BE TRUE To Yourself... Then Treat Others With The Same Respect..!
MAD 6. The 'Secret' To HUGE Success Is Not A Secret... It's All Around You..!
MAD 7. It Only Takes 'HALF-A-DOZEN' Things!
MAD 8. Live YOUR Life With PASSION..!
MAD 9. Be Willing To Accept PAIN... Living Life To The Full Takes Some RISK..!
MAD 10. Make GOOD Things Happen In YOUR Life..!

Regards
Trevor Nel - 011 - 705-2790 - http://www.innercircleforum.com/
trevor@innercircleforum.com
          MAD 1. Know That YOU Are A 'Role Model' To Someone..!   
Yes, it's a frightening thought, isn't it..? To know that someone, somewhere, looks up to you as a role model.

Someone would just love to have your life... to do what you do... to have what you have... to be just like you.

And... how good a role model do you believe you are to that 'someone'..?

Are you truly proud of who YOU are, of what you do... and of the things you stand for..?

If you are... that is FANTASTIC... because, here is our problem in this world today - we live in a very IMPRESSIONABLE society.

And... everybody... yes, including you, is a 'role model' to someone else... for better or for worse.!

Whether you are a legend, a hero, a champion... a beggar, a thief, a fool... know that YOU are a 'role model' to someone..!

Yes, you had better believe it... everyone has 'someone' looking up to them... someone who wants to emulate what they do.

For me, that is the most frightening, and the most exciting of insights anyone can have about our society.

Frightening because... it explains why supposedly 'intelligent' people can follow depraved despots into the mass genocide of millions of innocent people... why gangs of people form evil crime-syndicates to rip-off honest, law-abiding citizens... why many, many people get sucked into the despair of mind-numbing, financially-crippling drug addiction.

Mostly all follow the lead of someone they mistakenly 'admire' as a 'role model' for their finery, their power, or some other surface-level attraction.

Yet... it is also an EXCITING revelation because... it means that YOU are responsible for the way that some people will act and behave in the world..!

It means that YOU can make a meaningful difference in the world... just by being the person you are.

It means that, right now, YOU are either having a POSITIVE or a NEGATIVE effect (there is no in-between) on the world through your impact on other people.

That is awesome knowledge if you choose to apply yourself to being a QUALITY Role Model. You can literally begin changing the world... one person at a time.

Regards
Trevor Nel - 011 - 705-2790 - www.innercircleforum.com
trevor@innercircleforum.com
          Walk YOUR Talk!   
Now, here's what I want you to know... many have said that I have been blessed with a God-Given GIFT to help people to change their lives for the better.

Well, I'm not too sure about having been Divinely singled-out to receive this GIFT. I do, however, believe that God has blessed us ALL with the ability to help people to change their lives for the better.

'No One Can Teach You That Which They Have Not Done' - Tom Hopkins

Please understand one thing... there is a lot of reference to 'I', 'me' and 'my' in this copy. I want you to understand that this is not meant to be self-serving in any way, but merely the opening of my heart and sharing from my soul the thoughts of a very ordinary joe, coming from an extremely humble background (some would say church-mouse poor) and having achieved what others say are EXTRAORDINARY things. I can only share what is in my heart and mind right now... and it IS personal.

This is my personal contribution to YOU... and I am happy to keep it personal between us like this, if YOU are... :-)

Here's How YOU can Receive Magnificent 'Thank-You' Testimonials Just Like This:

Hi Trevor, 'Thank you once again for all the hours of effort you put in on our behalf – we are very blessed to have a leader like you! The ongoing information, knowledge and inspiration we gain from you will stand us in good stead for many years to come. The session was so inspirational... you gave us so much valuable information. What I gained most, learnt from and excited me, was being able to experience the structure you have established as your base from which to operate, and the insight gained from this exercise. It has inspired me to do the same in my life with my dreams and goals. I am simply drinking it all in and learning as much as possible. I look forward to the future.' Regards, Dee Thomas

Here is an example of the type of information - just 10 simple, personal life-changing observations - I have shared with the thousands of people I have met wherever I go... and why they are given to sending me such thankful testimonials.

Sit back... relax... and ENJOY..!

Regards
Trevor Nel - 011 - 705-2790 - www.innercircleforum.com
trevor@innercircleforum.com
          Thank-You's, Compliments & Testimonials   
This from one of my old promo pages from a few years ago ago (perhaps good to keep these things on record I suppose):

Trevor Nel - S.A.'s Leading CHANGE-AGENT
Personal - Business - Community
Proven Developer of Multi-Million Rand Projects
'He WALKS His TALK'

How does one measure one's success in life..? Simple... you don't... you go out there and do the best YOU can in your chosen endeavours to please YOU... and let other people give you their measure of your success by their thank-you's... if they really want to... :-)

If you go out looking for compliments you are likely to be disappointed. If you go out looking to achieve your own happiness in life with integrity... the compliments come flowing in.

Each year Trevor has had the wonderful privilege of receiving many 100's of unsolicited thank-you letters from folks grateful for the impact he has had on their lives.

As Trevor travels the country... sharing his own Personal, Business and Community experiences and views on Success... he shares a quick selection of some of the thank-you messages on file to show you how people feel when YOU take the time to make a difference in their lives.

Thank-you's are FOOD for the soul... ;-)

Personal

1. Hi Trevor, It's good to have you back! It feels like you are the heartbeat of business and you shine a BIG bright light making this world look like a dream place of opportunity and possibility, all packed neatly into your emails ... a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling! Just by the way, one can feel your heart and it feels good to have someone around who cares and keeps being the good shepherd. Thanks and God bless... Debbie

2. Hi Trevor, Welcome Back from the Fairest Cape – my home town. Your holiday brought back many good memories for me. That’s going to be my destination next year during the festive season – for an AWESOME break with friends and family! It’s always good to hear from you as you write such uplifting and informative e-mails. Here’s wishing you and your family a GREAT YEAR, FILLED WITH NEW CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS. Kindest regards, Rene Ring

3. Trevor, Just to echo the mails at the bottom. You are superb and it has been one of my finest pleasures getting to meet you and Tony. As I said this morning, the energy you exude is phenomenal and your integrity goes without saying - it is of the highest quality. Lynda Fussell

Business

1. Hi Trevor, Thank you for the infomation you're sending us. As I mentioned before, my life and that of my family has changed due to your inspiration and the articles I have been receiving. I am still using the process of sharing this idea with friends and those I meet. Thank you Martin

2. Trevor, "Just" a compliment and thanks. I have spent the last 2 hours reading your book 'Another Great Day In Africa' and your web links galore..etc,etc,etc. Really amazing how much you have produced in what appears such a short time. Commitment and dedication to the idea keeps it going. Fantastic that your efforts can be made so easily and readily available to the entire world! Thank you, George Savage

3. Hi Trevor, Just a short note to say thanks once again for last Friday at our Business Forum. Jean sent me an e-mail in appreciation, and I quote: '...met sprekers soos Trevor, raak mens weer bewus van die belangrikheid om jouself te omring met positiewe mense. Trevor het daarin geslaag om weer die lekker van die lewe, en die lekker van besigheid, te bevestig. Dra asseblief my waardering aan Trevor en die span oor'. Enough said! Groetnis Chris

4. Trevor, Thanks! You and your group are the most professional team I have ever seen. I'm am so excited to have the chance to work with you. Thanks for your Leadership, Eddie Terranova

5. Hi Trevor, Juvio is one of those fantastic business opportunities that present themselves only on very rare occasions. I am fully committed to do whatever it takes - I like your analogy of R1 million in the bank - that is my goal for 12 months down the line. The incredible support provided by you and the team makes this business a winner in all respects. My heartfelt thanks for the opportunity and the support. Many thanks and kind regards... Vic Burrows

6. Thanks Trev... for ALL of the background efforts as well as the time you put in for all of us. Viv Brown

7. Dear Trevor, Having spoken to Eunice yesterday and having heard of the success she has enjoyed from INNER Circle, I realise that I cannot afford to miss a meeting, neither can any other business person. Janis Bryden

8. Well done Trevor, the pending visit from Steve is amazing, little old South Africa has got someone's attention... you must be very proud of what you have started in a short time frame. Who thought INNER Circle would have resulted in this! Good stuff big guy!! Iain Johnstone

9. Hi Trevor, I would like to first of all say thank you for inspiring me to take the final leap of faith and start my own business. Thank you very much. Ursula Gouws

Community - (a good few 100 on file this year alone :-)

1. Testimonial:, Trevor Nel began the "Lonehill Security Project" in July of 2000. He witnessed one of South Africa's most violent terror attacks which has resulted in one of S.A.'s most successful stories to-date. He decided to take on a 3000 strong community of residents in Lonehill to rise up and fight fire with fire. Residents still stand amazed at the results Trevor has achieved and the buy-in he has attained from the most radically negative and apathetic who today stand as allies in a most noticeable synergy. We all acknowledge the tremendous efforts put in by this one individual and today Trevor is a household name. Tony Henry - Chairman - Lonehill Residents Association 2001

2. Testimonial:, I have had the pleasure of working with Trevor for over 4 years from mid-2000 to the end of 2004 in my capacity as co-director and, for the last three years, Chairman of the Lonehill Residents’ Association. The LRA has achieved results that are world-class in pulling together a community to manage its security and environment to a level with little or no peer. In under 5 years, the LRA has gone from a fairly typical residents’ association with little formal structure and limited means to an operation that now manages R1m a month, a security provider with some 230 people directly employed on the project, a full-time Estate Manager with a team of five gardeners, and a full-time administration service provider managing the infrastructure. A great deal of the credit for these achievements goes to the efforts of Trevor, whose vision and marketing dynamism have been major factors in driving the project forward. Trevor is clear and determined in his goals, and not one to let controversy slow him down. Chris Crozier - Chairman - Lonehill Residents Association 2002 - 2005

3. Hi Trevor, This note to wish you and all your family all the best through the coming year. I also was extremely pleased to see that everything was still intact back home and I would like to express my appreciation for what has been done by you and the rest of the team in keeping Lonehill the place where I want to continue living. Kind regards John Siddall

4. Subject: Grateful - Trevor, my best wishes and thanks for your good care - Charbonnel : Costa Rica Consulate (Lonehill)

5. Dear Trevor, I would like to applaud your dedication to the cause and thank you for your untiring efforts to get the entire Lonehill community on board. Where would we be without you. My very best Christmas wishes to you and the LRA. Yours gratefully, Jennifer Clinton

6. Dear Trevor, I would like to wish you a very happy end-of-year and all the best for 2003. You have been such an inspiration to all of us throughout this year and I am sure there have been hard times for you but we really, really appreciate all your hard work and effort. Keep your spirits up. Kind Regards Cindy and Tony Maddison

7. Dear Trevor, Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I hope next year brings you lots of good things. Thank-you so much for all you, Fidelity and the LRA have done for us Lonehill residents. Sandra Hughes

8. Trevor, I appreciate all the hard work and effort that you put into the Lonehill Security Action Group - thank you. (Letter Shortened) My unreserved good wishes to all 'Lonehillers', and God Bless all of you. Sincerely, Moyra Webster.

9. Trevor, As always - well done on your amazing efforts! I know that to keep up the momentum takes a huge effort. I would like to suggest that all residents who receive your emails, print 3 or 4 copies each and deliver them to their nearest non-contributing neighbours, every single week!. This way we can reach a larger number of these residents. Jen Atkins

10. Dear Trevor, It is really quite daunting to read in your latest bulletin that you are now into the last few months of your commitment to Lonehill. Three years ago you made an undertaking and you have surely delivered "tenfold" in the face of much mindless apathy and resistance. You have rattled many cages and created some antagonisms ... but you have kept the whole process moving forward.

I know that you have created a structure which will endure. Lonehill residents will realise, in the years ahead, how much they owe to you and your "key" group of volunteers, all of whom are busy men with little time to spare. When the LRA is finally set-up to administer and control the activities of the village the residents will have a real asset in their hands. An asset which will continue to improve the values of their homes and businesses, and the quality of their lives in this lovely suburb.

It is just astounding how long and difficult it has been to get across the idea of all working together for the general good. I was sad to note the comments of the Chairperson of Pilgrims Rest Chamber of Tourism ... " one positive aspect of the murder is that the entire community has for the first time all been working together to improve the security and infrastructure of the village" !! What a tragedy that it should need such a terrible thing to happen to make people THINK. We had a wake-up call three years ago... have our non-contributors forgotten ??

I must not write any more ... I'm sure you've heard it all ....and sometimes come close to despair. I started off to say how much all that you and your colleagues have done is appreciated by the "thinking" locals and I finish with warmest good wishes for a Blessed Christmas, and Health, Peace, Good Fortune and Happiness to you all in the New Year.
From Bill and Gina Parr

PS Wishing you and your family a magic and blessed Christmas. May the New Year bring you all the joy, and peace that you so rightly deserve. You are a "giant" of a man, may the Lord continue to bless you and give you the strength you need. Love, Gina.

For tons more testimonials Click Here

Trevor adds this quick message and contact number:

'Hope you get just as inspired to make a difference in other people's lives as I do.'

Regards
Trevor Nel - (int. 2711) 705-2790 - growth@global.co.za
          He's MAD - Is What they Might Say   
I hardly ever concern myself for what others might say about me on the day that I die... but I suppose it might well be: 'He's MAD!'

So I'll interpret that as being one who Makes A Difference - a meaningful difference - in the lives of others.

A couple of years ago I wrote a piece entitled: 'Here's How YOU Can Make A Meaningful Difference In Other People's Lives'.

Sub-title: 'How You Can Receive Tons Of ‘Thank You’ Testimonials'

I'll share that piece on this blog in bite-size chunks... here's the intro:

Yes, YOU too... can receive grateful, heartfelt 'Thank-You' testimonials flowing into your inbox almost every day, just like these:

Dear Trevor,
'WOW..!! Thank you for an inspirational and stimulating morning and for the obvious effort and preparation you put into making it so successful. Bless you for sharing your God given talents, for inspiring and helping so many people - we can only benefit from your experience, enthusiasm and dedication to what you do.'
Kind regards, Maureen Cheetham

Hello Trevor, 'Another very rich day yesterday – I can see why it took your whole life to prepare for it..! What I‘m seeing of your focussed life is a good wake up call. You gave another good lot of practical & pertinent literature... and access to videos that are very valuable, refreshing, simplifying and invigorating. Left with a feeling of great value (again). Many thanks for the on-going education.'
Kind regards, Paul Bullock

Dear Trevor, 'Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a truly memorable morning and for sharing so much of yourself and your beliefs with us, you were superb. You have underlined and underscored everything that I have read and attempted to live... about how to live a joyful and happy life and the tools we were given at birth in order to do so. The most awesome part was how you opened your life to us and shared your beliefs, and of course on looking into those more closely, therein, is plain to see, lies your success. What EXCITED me the most as a LEARNING experience... was the knowledge that with commitment and the right attitude anything can be achieved.'
Kind Regards, Camila Visser (since passed away)

Hi, my name is Trevor Nel... and I enjoy the rare privilege of receiving 'Thank-You' Testimonials, just like these (above), almost every day... and I want to share with you how YOU can experience this wonderful privilege too.

It does not matter wherever I go... whatever I do... whether in my Personal, Business or Community life... these 'Thank-You' Testimonials come pouring into my email inbox in, literally, their hundreds and thousands.

I'll share some of these awesome letters in the next post.

It is an incredible experience..!

Regards
Trevor Nel - 011 - 705-2790 - www.innercircleforum.com
trevor@innercircleforum.com
          Some Soccer News for Jun 29, 2017   
It's Day 180 of 2017.


Yesterday I posted du Nord Futbol's MNUFC midseason grades, and a few mid-season awards.

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The weird crushing failure of Ronaldo Fenomeno, my favorite player of all time, and his rebirth to glory with Brazil in the 2002 World Cup. By Amy Lawrence for the Guardian.

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US Open Cup

Oh what a night! Two 2nd division teams advanced to play each other in the Quarterfinals. And both did so in dramatic fashion.

Mitch Hildebrandt! Who had him listed as a 2017 US Open Cup hero??? He and the Cinicinnati defense stymied Chicago all game long, then stone cold blasted them in the Penalty Kick Shootout! Saving 3 of 4 PKs that Chicago attempted. Wow.
  • After the game Taylor Twellan of ESPN had a great quote about Hildebrandt who had just finished a TV interview with Julie Stewart-Binks: "The first live interview anyone's ever done while standing on his head."

The Cincinnati Enquirer is all over the story. Front page photos and the 4 top stories on the website are all FCC related.
  • One the papers "Regular Sports Guy" columnists even gets it. By Paul Daugherty for the Enquirer.

And down in Florida Kwadwo Poku got a breakaway and scored with the last kick of the game to push Miami over Atlanta!

The Cincy v Chicago game was live on ESPN too! Fantastic. And over 32k were in the stands.

There were so many great goals last night, but this was my favorite:


Ike Opara scored for SKC last night too. He is a centerback. And this is his 4 goal (in all comps) since Jun 4.

The Open Cup is a great tournament that should be celebrated loudly! By Steven Goff for the Washington Post.

A recap of all 7 games from last night. From US Soccer.

Round of 16 Results:
-Tue Jun 27
Dallas 3-1 Colorado Rapids
-Wed Jun 28
Cincinnati 0-0 Chicago Fire - Cin advances 3-1 in Penalty Kick Shootout
Houston Dynamo 0-2 Sporting Kansas City
New England Revolution 2-1 DC United
New York Red Bulls 1-1 Philadelphia Union - NYRB advances 5-3 in Penalty Kick Shootout
Miami 3-2 Atlanta United
San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 Seattle Sounders
LA Galaxy 2-0 Sacramento Republic

Quarterfinals schedule:
-Mon Jul 10
San Jose Earthquakes v LA Galaxy
-Tue Jul 11
Sporting Kansas City v Dallas
-Wed Jul 12
Miami v Cincinnati
-Thu Jul 13
New England Revolution v New York Red Bulls
-Semifinals Aug 8-9
-Final Sep 20

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Minnesota United

The team's first trip to NYC and Yankee stadium tonight. I'm sure they are excited. But there quality on the road has been so poor that I don't see them getting much from this game. I have no idea why they are so different than when they play at home, but they sure are.

NYC has lost just 1 time at home this season. And MNUFC has not won a road game. Is tonight the night that changes? Always possible. But not probable.
  • NYC does give up goals though. Defense is not their forte.

MNUFC trainers track the mileage the players are logging and how they are holding up when the schedule gets heavy. By Aaron Riess for the Star Tribune.

Schedule:
-Thu Jun 29
New York City v Minnesota - 6:30pm CT on My29

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Sauce: du Nord Music Mix Vol 128 (download + extract)

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One of the best new albums I have heard in a long time: Obnox - Niggative Approach (12XU)
  • Created by Lamont Thomas from Cleveland. I knew him from the scene at Used Kids Record Store in Columbus in the 90s, and knew him as Bim Thomas.
  • This album is just wild. I have called it Punk-chaos-nose-RnB meets one-man lo-fi Funkadelic.
  • Buy it right here at Bandcamp.

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Question and answer from Atlanta United team president Darren Eales.
Q: What has been the best moment on the field so far this season?
A: There have been some fantastic moments. For me, winning our first game. Going to Minnesota, first ever win, doing it in the snow.
Going into that game I was a little bit fearful. We had a team of South Amercians playing against a bunch of Scandinavians.
Us both being expansion teams, us scoring six goals, which was a record for an expansion team, all of that made it even sweeter.

  • Read the full Q + A here. With lots of interesting information, especially on attendance and merchandise. By Doug Roberson for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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MLS

Before Ashley Cole came to MLS he was known as a malcontent. A couple of years later and that is almost all but forgotten as he keeps his head low and his game solid. By Brian Straus for Sports Illustrated.

Things keep getting worse for Portland when you read the injury report: Diego Chara, Darlington Nagbe and Amobi Okugo have all been added to the list.

How does Sporting Kansas City keep its players, who have been very successful, motivated? By Matt Pentz for ESPNFC.

NYRB has signed goalkeeper Luis Robles to a contract extension. Good move.

Week 18 schedule/results:
(10 Games)
Thu Jun 29
New York City v Minnesota
-Fri Jun 30
Salt Lake v Orlando
-Sat Jul 1
Chicago v Vancouver
Dallas v Toronto
Kansas City v Portland
Montreal v DC
Columbus v Atlanta
Colorado v Houston
San Jose v LA
-Sun Jul 2
Philadelphia v New England

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USMNT

Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez filed paper work to switch national team alliances from Mexico to the USA. FIFA approved that switch today. Welcome aboard Jesse.

Is there a USA-Ghana rivalry? By Jeff Carlisle for ESPNFC.

Friendly Schedule:
-Sat Jul 1
USA v Ghana - 3:45pm CT on ESPN
Pratt + Whitney Stadium - East Hartford

USA Gold Cup Roster
  • G: Brad Guzan - Atlanta United, Bill Hamid - DC United, Sean Johnson - New York City
  • D: Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Matt Hedges - Dallas, Eric Lichaj - Nottingham Forest, Matt Miazga - Chelsea, Justin Morrow - Toronto, Jorge Villafana - Santos Laguna, Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
  • M: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Alejandro Bedoya - Philadelphia Union, Joe Corona - Tijuana, Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire, Cristian Roldan - Seattle Sounders, Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution, Kenny Saief - Gent, Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders

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CONFEDERATIONS CUP - Semifinals:

It was over after 6 minutes. Germany had put two in the back of the net and Mexico would not mount any attack until the dying minutes of the game. Germany heads to the Final.

Two great match ups in the Semis:
  • Yesterday - Euro Champ v S Amer Champ
  • Today - N Amer Champ v World Cup Champ

Schedule/Results:
-Wed Jun 28
Portugal 0-0 Chile - Chi adv 3-0 in Shots From The Mark.
-Thu Jun 29
Germany 4-1 Mexico


FINAL schedule
-Sun Jul 2
Chile v Germany - 12:pm CT on FS1

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My columns for 1500ESPN.



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          Registered Early Childhood Educator - Lullaboo Nursery and Childcare Center Inc - Brampton, ON   
Registered Early Childhood Educator. Lullaboo believes that children deserve to be surrounded by knowledgeable and qualified educators....
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          ASST STORE MGR - Dollar General - Madison, MN   
Knowledge of inventory management and merchandising practices. Assist with efficient management of inventory and effective presentation of merchandise....
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          ASST STORE MGR - Dollar General - Flovilla, GA   
Knowledge of inventory management and merchandising practices. Assist with efficient management of inventory and effective presentation of merchandise....
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          ASST STORE MGR - Dollar General - Taberg, NY   
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          Confluence Knowledge and Content Strategy Consultant - cPrime, Inc. - San Francisco, CA   
* KCS - Knowledge-Centered Service certified consultant * Must know Confluence* Must have experience building out a Content Strategy and building out a
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          Consensus Big Board Rankings 6-07-2010   
I finally got around to updating the latest Consensus Big Board rankings. I had been waiting for nbadraft.net and nba-draft.com to update their rankings; and since they both recently did... well... I could do my thing.

For those who are unaware, I take the Big Board rankings of the four major sites I look at for Big Boards (DX, nbadraft.net, nba-draft.com, and ESPN), then add in my own, and the average rankings make up the Consensus Big Board. This consensus gives everyone a better idea of where players may rank at the current point in time, and the database allows for all of us to see how a prospect's stock has fallen or risen as the days pass. The last update I did was May 2nd, and as you can see here (a link is also under the "Useful Files" tab on the sidebar), a lot of things have changed since then. The brief analysis of these rankings will be discussed below the fold.

There's usually a small group of prospects whose stocks make a significant increase during this time of the year, while many others see minor decreases in their stock as a result. Last year, Jonny Flynn seemed to be the main prospect moving up. This year? It seems like Luke Babbitt is the main benefactor, while Avery Bradley and Paul George also are reaping the benefits.

The reasons? Measurements are normally the first step in a guy having his stock raised. Babbitt impressed with his athletic measurements, and his performance in the shooting drills also helped his cause. Both he and George played in the relatively obscure WAC, so those with relatively little knowledge of them came away moving them up their boards as a result. Bradley, even though he played for a major school, still benefited because he measured out taller and longer than expected, while also performing as expected in the drills.

Individual or group workouts also play a big role in people moving up this time of year. The reports coming out of San Antonio and Chicago were big boosts to George's stock, as he supposedly wowed NBA personnel at both workouts when going against another great prospect, Xavier Henry. Bradley has also done the same against a group in Indiana, while Babbitt did the same in Milwaukee.

Finally, how a player interviews can make lasting impressions on teams and reporters alike. Babbitt and George are both seen as good interviewers. George recently had a piece written about him by DX, and also had a video of his workout and interview posted.

If you have done your homework, these results should not sway your rankings much... but in some cases you may have just not seen enough of a player so these things help you paint a picture of a player - for better or worse as these may not be indicative of how the player plays on the court nor give a good representation of a players athleticism or what a player truly thinks as they have been coached through these processes by their agents.

Stay tuned to see how these rankings continue to evolve up until draft night hits.
          Avionics Systems Integration Engineer - Leidos - Bridgewater, VA   
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          NBA Mock Draft (4-1-2010)   
Mock Time!

John Henson, Kemba Walker, Elias Harris, Luke Babbitt, Jordan Crawford, and Jeff Taylor were excluded from the mock. The rest of the guys listed above are fair game. You can see I added Vesely and Motiejunas to the big board since the last mock, but I'm certainly not knowledgeable about either, going to do my best on placing them, however.

1. New Jersey - John Wall (PG):
Ba-dow!

2. Minnesota - Evan Turner (SG/SF):
No Wall? Okay, I'd be kind of bummed, but getting Turner would still be fantastic and fill a big... no... humongous need. 35mpg of great all-around play straight out.

3. Golden State - DeMarcus Cousins (C):
One of the tougher decisions. Favors fits their uptempo style while also being able to physically play against any PF and most Cs in the league. Cousins, however, gives them a beast down low to form a pretty good inside-outside game with Curry.

4. Washington - Derrick Favors (PF/C):
Blatche doing well? That's good and all, but Favors has star potential and Blatche and Favors really aren't a bad fit in the frontcourt, especially with McGee being the third big in the trio. Nice start to their rebuild by picking up a guy with the potential to be the best player in the draft.

5. Detroit - Ed Davis (PF/C):
Curious team they have assembled, so it's kind of hard to peg where they'd go with this pick. Davis can come in and give them solid production right away at PF or C while having plenty of room to grow. Problem is, he seemed passive on both ends.

6. Sacramento - Hassan Whiteside (PF/C):
Another tough spot. Johnson is BPA and Whiteside is a headcase. However, Sacramento needs to go with potential, and Whiteside has plenty of that and could be a pretty nice fit in their frontcourt if he pans out.

7. Philadelphia - Wesley Johnson (SF):
Might be the steal of the draft. Then again, it might be the correct kind of value. Seems like a nearly perfect fit next to Iguodala and this could launch them into the playoffs next year.

8. Utah (from NY) - Cole Aldrich (C):
This one seems like a pretty good match. Utah needs a defensive presence and size in the frontcourt, even if they play great team defense. This pick allows them to get an NBA ready player who is great at what he's made to do.

9. LA Clippers - Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF):
They have a hole at SF, and could use the versatility for their SF to play inside or out if they decide to go small-ball and have Griffin at C for some of his minutes. Great athlete with upside, however I'm skeptical if he'll ever reach it.

10. Indiana - Xavier Henry (SG/SF):
Another sharpshooter in Indiana? Well, they are kind of shooting themselves in the foot by playing so well. This pick wouldn't doom them to mediocrity, because Henry has room in his game to grow and become a star, but it's not the athletic PF that they desperately need.

11. New Orleans - Greg Monroe (PF/C):
If they move CP3, which some would say is a real possibility, then this pick could become a pure upside pick because they'd be in rebuilding mode. As it stands now, however, they need a player who still has potential to add to his game, but also can give them minutes right away. Would be able to play off Okafor or West pretty well.

12. Milwaukee (from CHI) - Jan Vesely (SF/PF):
Upside, upside, upside. I have no clue what his exact contract situation is, but an athletic 4 who can spread the floor and seems to have the game to work extremely well off of Bogut and next to Jennings who likes to run... I like it.

13. Houston - Donatas Motiejunas (PF/C):
Same deal as in all the drafts I've done - Houston is kind of stuck not really needing help anywhere, but certainly could use a backup plan in the frontcourt in case Yao never returns to what he was, and needs a guy on their roster who could potentially blow up and become something great.

14. Memphis - Devin Ebanks (SF/PF):
Makes Gay expendable if they don't want to pay? I think he could be the consummate role player at SF in the NBA. Great pairing with Mayo, and even if Gay stays, he fits in better with that team than Sam Young backing up the forward spots.

15. Miami (from TOR) - Ekpe Udoh (PF/C):
If Wade stays, they need an NBA-ready player. If Wade leaves, they need a guy with upside. Udoh is both, though may never become more than a 3rd big in the NBA. Defense, playmaking, and athleticism all in one frontcourt player is nice to have.

16. Minnesota (from CHA) - Paul George (SG/SF):
Athleticism which the Timberwolves desperately need? Check. Outside shot the Timberwolves desperately need? Check. Nice playmaking to work in the triangle? Check. Weakside defense the Timberwolves need? Check. Why does a guy like him fall then? Inconsistent, a defensive gambler, and doesn't attack the rim like he should.

17. Miami - James Anderson (SG/SF):
I don't know how well he'd work defensively next to Wade, but getting a guy this low who can score right away in the NBA is pretty good value. Not having to be a primary option makes those ball-handling issues become minute.

18. Chicago (from MIL) - Patrick Patterson (PF):
Likely wish they never made the deal with Milwaukee if they don't land a star FA in the summer, but if they do, then falling six spots and missing out on a chance at the two Europeans is going to sting. Patterson is a nice fit and can play next to a guy very similar to Wall, but more seasoned. I think it'd be great if he worked himself into playing spot minutes at SF.

19. San Antonio - Darington Hobson (SG/SF):
Kind of an odd pick for a Spurs team. However, with Manu potentially leaving, Jefferson not really giving them what they'd hope... I like it. Hobson can allow Parker to be more of a scorer while Hobson is a playmaker when he's in the game.

20. Portland - Larry Sanders (PF/C):
Decimated by injuries in the frontcourt, Portland went out and traded for Camby. Sanders isn't a Camby-clone, but he is athletic and does have nice weakside skills and ability to defend PFs (he gets pushed around by Cs) in the post. Kind of a tricky pick for me to come up with.

21. Oklahoma City - Artsiom Parakhouski (C):
They need size in the post. They have great players and prospects in the backcourt. They have Ibaka coming into his own in the frontcourt, but they need a big C to bang down low and grab rebounds. If he were a better defensive player, or played more teams which could offer him a challenge, he may go higher, but he wasn't and he didn't.

22. Boston - Willie Warren (SG):
Could be the steal of the draft. Could be a guy who never gets it. Could stay in school. But man... he could be great. Lots of could's, that pretty much sums up what I think of Warren.

23. Memphis (from DEN) - Eric Bledsoe (PG/SG):
I think he should stay in school, but it seems like he's leaving. Is he really a PG? We never really got to see at UK, but when he had the ball in his hands he seemed like a comboguard with relatively poor playmaking skills. Either way, Memphis needs another PG, and Bledsoe could be a nice pairing with Mayo.

24. Atlanta - Solomon Alabi (C):
They need size and defense to win a championship. Alabi technically gives them size... even if he's one of the softest C's outside of Hollins. I like the potential reward for Atlanta, however, and in his first year he can just be a fouling machine who gives them defense for 15mpg while they try to become a true contender.

25. Oklahoma City (from PHX) - Stanley Robinson (SF/PF):
Eh, I don't know what OKC is going to do with two rookies. Robinson plays the same position as Green, but he has a different type of role. Seems like a waste in OKC, however.

26. Minnesota (from UTA) - Damion James (SF/PF):
One wing. Two wings. Three wings? Last year it was about the PGs for the Timberwolves, this year it will be about the wings. Very nice value pick here and makes Gomes very expendable. Gives them a tougher wing than either Turner or George, and a guy who will give you his maximum effort every game.

27. New Jersey (from DAL) - Gordon Hayward (SF):
Nice value pick for them, even if they have a lot of wing prospects already on their roster. With the way Williams has been playing, Hayward would be a pretty good player next to him and Wall if they all do what I think they could. I might have him falling too far in this mock, however.

28. Orlando - Quincy Pondexter (SF/PF):
Pondexter plays bigger than he is, which works well next to a softie PF in Lewis. I don't know how well his game would work with a tank inside like Howard who stays in or near the paint at all times, but he's well worth a look for them if only because it gives them an athlete.

29. Memphis (from LAL) - Avery Bradley (PG/SG):
I can't see Memphis keeping three picks with the roster they have, but if they do, how interesting would it be for them to have Bledsoe, Bradley, and Mayo in the backcourt?

30. Washington (from CLE) - Dominique Jones (SG):
He's a scorer, who likely will be best served coming off the bench in the NBA, but for a Washington team who will likely struggle mightily, he seems like a decent option.

Thanks for checking this out. Comments? Questions? Criticism?
          Developer - StoneShare - Canada   
Experience and knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery, XML, REST, CSS, HTML5. StoneShare is seeking an exceptional and enthusiastic developer to become part of our...
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          Special Education Technician - Vanier College - Vanier, QC   
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (to be tested). Reporting to the Coordinator of Professional Services, the Special Education Technician...
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          Sales Account Manager - iCAM Technologies Corporation - Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC   
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Contact Management software. ICAM Technologies Corporation....
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          Property & Casualty Insurance Agent   
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          Course Developers - Virtual High School - Bayfield, ON   
Well-developed technical skills and ability to adapt to new software and programs, including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the Adobe suite....
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          Data Entry Clerk - Red Lake - Morgan Fuels - Red Lake, ON   
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Morgan Fuels, a large fuel distribution company operating throughout...
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          Sunburn   
Often people associate God with light, and use the sun to illustrate how he illuminates the world with his glory (It's a good pun on Jesus as the "son/sun" too). But, I just wanted to ask, what about sunburn?

There are other things in nature that are good, but have negative effects on our lives too. Rain helps plants grow, but it's annoying when your iPod gets wet. All animals are God's creation, but I don't want to risk my life trying to befriend a lion. Volcanoes help nurture the soil, floods help spread nutrients across the land, and some plants need the heat from bushfires to survive, but all these events do serious damage to human lives.

I've probably got you thinking, but in reality, I can't offer you any answers to these problems. I just got home today, sunburnt, and wondered, "Why am I in pain from God's blessings?".

I've been blessed enough to have suffered little so far in my life, which puts me in a tricky situation when trying to explore what it means to suffer from God's creation. I'm sunburnt, but there are people out there who have lost houses, lost lives, lost everything because of nature.

You might have noticed, but when I don't understand something, or feel I'm out of my depth, I go back to the simple things. I don't know the answers, but what I do know is this.

Jesus said, "God blesses those who grieve, for they shall be comforted."

Jesus acknowledges that people will suffer, but he blesses them, he is with them, and no matter how long it takes, even if it may not be during their life on earth, he will make sure they are comforted. Isn't that an encouraging thought?
          Institutional Banking Compliance Generalist - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
Knowledge of bank laws and regulations, particularly from the Federal Reserve, OCC, and FDIC. Previous experience with either a bank government agency (e.g.,...
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          VP, Model Risk Reporting - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of model risk topics, including familiarity with Federal Reserve, OCC and SEC regulations....
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          VP - FRM Regulatory Oversight & Self-Assessment - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
FRB, OCC, SEC, PRA, FINRA, CFTC). The ideal candidate will have experience in risk management and knowledge of risk and finance issues related to trading and...
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          Executive Director - Firm Risk Management Central Regulatory Function - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
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          Bank Compliance Training Officer - Morgan Stanley - New York, NY   
Knowledge of bank laws and regulations, particularly from the FRB, OCC, CFPB and FDIC. Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a...
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          Functional Validation Intern - Intel (Guadalajara, JAL)   
Responsibilities:-Create new test content to validate system on-chip solutions-Participate in peer review meetings-Contact experts to learn about new technologies and tools-Provide weekly updates As an Intern you will learn and be exposed to:-Culture & discipline working at cutting edge technology company.-Knowledge on Product life cycle-Use tools to generate test content that will be used globally-Software and scripts development while using formal Configuration management-Knowledge on Computer architecture and cutting edge technologies-Participate in regular staff meetings-Time & effort estimation on real-world tasksQualificationsElectronics or Computer Engineering student 1. Hunger for learning 2. Strong English and Spanish communication skills.
          2017 European MAKE Finalists Announced   
Teleos, in association with The KNOW Network, has announced the 23 Finalists of the 2017 European Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study.
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          Do Neonics Hurt Bees? Researchers and the Media Say Yes. The Data Do Not.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to the lead researcher Richard Pywell of the CEH:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When pressed, even Pywell acknowledged the conflicting data.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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          Global Infrastructure Manager / Forman IT / Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom   
Forman IT/Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Global Infrastructure Operations Manager - Guildford

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Infrastructure Operations Manager to join this global firm based in Guildford. As an essential member of the IT team they need a strong Infrastructure Manager with previous experience migrating multiple datacentres into cloud.

As a Global Infrastructure Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:

Migrating several datacentres into the cloud (Azure)

Ensuring the stability of the global infrastructure which is located within Datacentres, Azure and the office locations

Team management of all infrastructure operations personnel including reviews, timesheets and management

Work with the infrastructure Architects to design technology roadmaps.

Drive continuous change within the Global IT Infrastructure

Maintain currency of Hardware and Software

Identify, design and deliver robust, cost effective infrastructure solutions

Essential experience needed:

Vast experience with the following technologies:

SANS, HW or SW, VMWare, SolarWinds, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Exchange, Zirto, Turbonomics

Working knowledge of ITIL principles

Excellent experience in a similar position with a global organisation

Previous experience migrating multiple Datacentres to cloud. (Azure preferable)

Great understanding of Architecture design

Experience running Hybrid cloud infrastructure

Employment Type: Permanent

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          Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) / HM Revenue and Customs / Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Technical DBA Team Manager (Oracle, SQL, Manager)

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

About the Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) role

This is a hands on technical management role responsible for the availability and performance of production databases within the agreed KPI's and ITSLA.

You will be managing a team of DBA's supporting both critical production databases for a high profile HMRC service as well as engaging in the end to end

project delivery life-cycle.

You will help ensure the effective operations of database platforms, and proper integration with dependent services through effective staffing, monitoring, metrics, and operational excellence.

You must possess strong leadership, be detail-oriented, a quick decision maker, and have a passion for getting things right.

You will excel at managing multiple projects and tasks, and cross-functional communication within internal Delivery Groups and external suppliers in addition to managing teams during high pressure problem resolution.

You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable handling internal stakeholders and external vendor communications.

The ideal candidate will have experience supporting large-scale, massively concurrent, highly available database systems.

You will lead and performance manage a new team of talented and dedicated DBA's focusing on the health of the database tier through the complete system lifecycle.

You will support teams through scheduled maintenance and release deployment activities after hours.

You will share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and support the development of a virtual team community in database administration.

Your experience with Oracle RDBMS will be critical to your success; however, you should be prepared and knowledgeable and willing to innovate to explore new technology offerings that will help HMRC to adopt any future technology platform pertinent to the systems being supported.

Other information for the Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager) role

Essential:

• Educated to degree level

• 7+ years of industry experience

• 4+ years of experience leading DBAs

• Relevant hands-on technical management experience of DBA support teams and skills - troubleshoot, debug, evaluate, and resolve database software defects.

• Strong technical background on DBA domain

• Excellent communication skills, written and oral communication skills;

• Well versed with the ITIL framework

• People and performance management

• Ability to take the initiative, set schedules and prioritise independently

Desirable:

• Oracle Certified Practitioner

• Management level certification

• Project management experience (involving database maintenance project planning,

capacity planning, knowledge transfer plans)

• Agile Development framework and DevOps

• Good understanding of the underpinning Oracle technology stack:

• Oracle GoldenGate

• Oracle RAC One Node

• Oracle Database 12c

• Oracle DBFS

• Oracle Data Guard

• Oracle Enterprise Linux

• Oracle Enterprise Manager

Working Pattern:

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

The post is based in Longbenton with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

To apply for the role of Technical DBA Team Manager (ITIL, Oracle, Linux, Manager), please click 'apply now'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 57,000 to 63,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £57,000 - £63,000

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          Automation Manager (Automation, Cloud, Data Analyst, ITIL) - Cloud Del / HM Revenue and Customs / Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom

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

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

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

Background

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Managing a team, a IT specialist

• Manage the teams' personal development and training.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Lead the continual professional development of your team.

• Lead regular reviews of personnel performance.

• Lead continual service improvement in your area.

• Conduct knowledge transfer and mentoring of CDG staff.

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

• Maintain knowledge of the underpinning product and tooling roadmaps.

• Lead on the design and development of archetypes.

• Prioritise workload for archetype delivery.

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

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

• Engage in personal development to maintain and enhance knowledge.

• Deputise for Head of Cloud Development as required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

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

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

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

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working

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

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

• Delivering Value for Money

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

Employment Type: Permanent

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

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

Platform Delivery Manager (Testing, Scrum, Manager)

Salary: £59,375-£65,625

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

Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Other information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• A proactive approach to problem solving.



Technology

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

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

Demonstrable experience of

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

• managing and deploying on Cloud based platforms

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

• release and configuration management processes

• Installation and management of open source monitoring tools

Person Specification

• Demonstrates confident, professional approach

• Negotiating skills

• Problem solving and analytical skills

• Communication skills at all levels

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Comfortable making difficult decisions

Equivalent SFIA level: 5

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

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

Sift Process

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

Interview panels for all roles may take place in Telford.

Employment Type: Permanent

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

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          Oracle DBA (Support, Oracle, Linux) / HM Revenue and Customs / Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom   
HM Revenue and Customs/Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux)

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

About the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux) role

The database administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical Oracle systems to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

Working as part of a team, the successful candidate will support the development and sustainment of the databases, ensuring operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, performing monitoring and support of both development and production support teams.

This is a technical role requiring solid technical skills, excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Sharing knowledge/skills and developing productive working relationships, as well as being able to use own initiative. A flexible team player with a pro-active outlook to delivery and the rapidly changing working environment.

Responsibilities of the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux)

Manage databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems to decommissioning on both virtual and physical midrange systems

Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security.

Support development teams to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations.

Independently analyse, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes.

Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.

Other Information about the Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux) role

Essential:

2 years+ experience in database management and performance tuning and optimisation, using native monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting tools, backup restores and recovery models on virtual machines and physical midrange systems.

A good working knowledge of Oracle Enterprise Linux operating systems running on Oracle 12c.

Experience in building virtual multi-tenant databases within on a Linux virtual platform to include database upgrade and regular patching and maintenance.

A good knowledge of Oracle GRID Infrastructure plus Oracle Enterprise Manager(OEM).

Has undertaken and can demonstrate appropriate Oracle technical training for the role.

Desirable:

• BSC degree in computer science or equivalent.

• Oracle GoldenGate

• Oracle RAC One Node

• Oracle DBFS

• Oracle Data Guard

• Netbackup

Training for the desirable criteria will be provided for the right candidate who meets the essential criteria.

Working Pattern:

This post is full time however applicants whom would like to work an alternative working pattern - are welcome to apply. All requests will be considered, although the preferred working pattern may not be available.

It should be noted that this role will require the successful candidate to provide support 24/7 outside of normal working hours as part of an on-call rota.

Must pass basic security checks and undertake National Security Clearance - Level 2- if security clearance at this level is not already in place

CV's should clearly demonstrate how the candidate meets the essential criteria and qualifications stated above.

Sift / Interviews

Applicants will be sifted based upon demonstration of the essential criteria.

The post is based in Newcastle with occasional travel/ to other HMRC and Government departments/locations and supplier offices.

To apply for the role of Oracle Database Administrator (Support, Oracle, Linux), please click 'apply now'.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 37,537 to 41,488 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: £37,537 - £41,488

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

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

Salary: Competitive

Location: Telford

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

Background

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Be accountable for personal development and training.

Tasks:

• Work with Senior Systems Engineer to develop tooling design.

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

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

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

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

• Contribute to the assessment and validation of engineering risk.

• Engage in knowledge transfer across CDG

• Engage in continuous improvement to improve CDG performance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Able to work in highly ambiguous situations and without supervision

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

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

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

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

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

• Solid experience of developing DNS across Cloud providers.

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

• Experience or awareness of ITIL ways of working.

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

• Changing and Improving

• Leading and Communicating

• Delivering at Pace

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

Employment Type: Permanent

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

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          Android Developer - Manchester / Concept Resourcing / Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom   
Concept Resourcing/Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Android Developer

My client an expanding digital development company based in the centre of Manchester is seeking an Android Developer to join their team on a permanent basis. The client is seeking a determind, ambitious Android developer who has a solid understanding of building android apps using either Java or Android studio.

Role

As an Android developer you will be part of the development team working on a number of new products. The company is currently looking to implement new projects working around VR and AI.

Essential

At least 6 months experience working on Android apps in JAVA on Android versions 5+

Solid knowledge of Android SDK

Cocoapods experience

Have an understanding of Gradle/Android Studio

Experience of Google Play store - Including setting up, push notifications, In-App purchases & release

Experience of source control

Working within an Agile environment

Use of JIRA systems

Salary

£25-35K based on experience

To be immediately considered for this role, please send your CV.

Android developer - Java - App developer - Android studio - android developer - application developer

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 25,000 to 35,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Benefits

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          Senior Java Developer / Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited / Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom   
Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited/Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Senior Java Developer

£45,000- £55,000

Permanent

Exeter

An exciting and buzzing company are seeking a Software Engineer to join them, you'll be a key member of the engineering team of this fast growing company.

This is an excellent role for career development, as, being a small team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in every component of this ever growing business, developing all areas of your skill set.

Their SAAS platform is built with numerous tools, from MySQL to ElasticSearch, Java so from the Back End systems, Front End technologies, mobile applications the APIs and the tools and technologies that keep it all humming you'll get to be involved in it all.

By working closely with your engineering colleagues as well as the product team to develop new functionality, to generate new business ideas and to build a better, scaleable, platform for the future.

About you

You are a software engineering pro. You design beautiful technology which solves real business problems. You are happiest working on the technology that powers the business, from Back End code through to infrastructure and data storage and processing. You understand the complexities of the stack and strive to improve things (with consistently high quality code), great testing and get a kick out of doing things correctly.

You're a first rate and intelligent problem solver. Ensuring you solve said problems in order of business value. You have a proven experience of designing applications with production-strength, high traffic architectures and possess an understanding of complicated SaaS platforms with high availability.

In an ideal world, you'll have some experience in (AWS) or an alternative cloud platform. You're comfortable on the command line and adept at using the tools which are part and parcel of a modern fast paced software development environment, so naturally Git and Jenkins are essential tools for you.

This role is perfect for you if:

You are seeking a role in which you can get involved in major product and technology decisions from the outset, and help grow exciting business.

What's on offer:

An excellent, friendly and hardworking team, but the kind of team that are sociable and collaborative

Opportunities to grow and develop your career

A challenging and fast paced environment (the good kind of challenging) with good growth

Salary of £45-55k

Qualifications & skills

It is essential that you have an advanced knowledge of the following:

In-depth understanding of the entire development process (design, development and deployment)

4+ years of experience as a full-stack developer in commercial web and mobile development environments

Full-stack Java development experience, encompassing broad exposure to HTML, CSS, Javascript and other Front End frameworks

Strong with browser testing and debugging

SQL, RESTful web services, Spring, Hibernate experience

Eclipse/Maven/Tomcat/Git experience

JUnit, Selenium or similar

Experience in Agile development (ideally SCRUM)

Desired Technical Skills & Awareness:

Distributed architecture skills and capabilities, ideally cloud environments

Exposure to no-SQL or document persistence layer technologies

Experience of working with Lucene, ElasticSearch, SOLR, Hadoop or other indexing/caching solutions

Angular/Ember or alternative frameworks

Apache Wicket

Strong understanding of layout aesthetics

Knowledge of SEO principles

Don't hesitate to apply or send your CV directly to Laura Dinnage today, and we can have an informal/confidential discussion from there.

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 45,000 to 55,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual

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          Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/SIEM Specialist - / Nexere Consulting Limited / Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom   
Nexere Consulting Limited/Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom

SIEM Specialist - Splunk - Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/Information Security Analyst - Scripting - Cyber Security - Banking - Edinburgh

Great opportunity for Senior IT Security Analyst/SIEM Specialist to work in a senior position as part of a specialised Security Operations team. Be part of a bank that are leading the way in IT Cyber Security and are investing heavily into a new 3 year strategic Cyber Security programme.

Responsibilities include:

- Responsible for the delivery of key services within security operations within a large enterprise with multiple sites

- Technical support and development of SIEM - Splunk, QRadar, Arcsight, Logrhythm, Solar winds

- SIEM administration and configuration to SME level

- Provide advice and guidance around IT Cyber Security related best practice

- Engage with and provide consultation at senior management level.

- Scripting capabilities, Python, Perl, Shell etc

- To provide knowledge and deep understading of other technologies such as Firewalls, proxies etc

Please note that we are grateful for every application, only the suitable will be contacted. Thank you for your time and interest in NEXERE.

SIEM Specialist - Splunk - Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer/Security Operations/Information Security Analyst - Scripting - Cyber Security - Banking - Edinburgh

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 55,000 to 65,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Excellent benefits inc Pension, Bonus, PMI + more

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          IOS Developer FTSE 100 Organisation - Knutsford, Cheshire. / Nigel Frank International / Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom   
Nigel Frank International/Knutsford, Cheshire, United Kingdom

IOS Developer FTSE 100 Organisation - Knutsford, Cheshire.

An innovative FTSE 100 Tech leading client are looking for several IOS developers to join their awesome new Cheshire based Tech Hub. This client prides themselves on their innovation, leading the market in technological advancement. They have changed the way that they design and implement software ensuring that customers are their main focus. They look to tech companies like Apple for inspiration, wanting to capture the vibe and environment which makes such businesses so great at satisfying their customers and staff alike.

Why you would fit into this role

Essential:

-Recognised as an expert in following:

IOS application development

Git

IOS unit testing

-Proven ability of working in an agile team following Scrum methodology, and leading a development team.

-Proven track record of successfully using different software development methodologies TDD, BDD

Desirable:

-Knowledge of application security principals, Java cryptography and secure coding techniques.

-Knowledge of C/C++

-Knowledge of HTML5, Angular, Ionic

-Financial services experience.

The benefits of the role

-Competitive salary.

-10% pension before contribution.

-25 days holiday.

-life insurance.

-Flexible working hours.

You will be based in the new Cheshire Tech Hub which boasts a fantastic gym, highly subsidised restaurant with onsite chefs, a drycleaners and coffee shops. Access to 5 a side football along with fitness boot camps means that you won't have the hassle of travelling to keep fit. An on-site florist sweetshop and day-care means that all eventualities are covered.

If this sounds like an environment that you would fit into well please send your application to Harry Lees.

I understand the need for discretion and would welcome the chance to speak to any IOS candidates that are considering a new career or job either now or in the future.

Pearson Frank International Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

IOS application development/Git/IOS unit testing/Scrum methodology/TDD/Test Driven Development/BDD/Behavior Driven Development/Continuous Integration/Java cryptography/C/C++/HTML5/Angular/Ionic/Knutsford/Cheshire/North West/Manchester/Lancashire/Liverpool/Warrington/Stockport/UK Wide.

Nigel Frank International is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Employment Type: Permanent
Other Pay Info: Pension, Flextime, Life insurance

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

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

Requirements

Good understanding of mobile technologies.

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

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

Good understanding of Client Server Interaction, Application and Infrastructure.

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

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

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

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

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

Uses all Microsoft Tools.

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

Financial services experience is desirable

Employment Type: Permanent

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

Mobile Developer - iOS/Swift

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

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

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

Experience required:

iOS

Swift

Beneficial skills:

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

Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

GIT

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

Why apply?

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

Employment Type: Permanent

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

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

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

Requirements

Understanding of mobile technologies.

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

Understanding of Client Server Interaction, Application and Infrastructure.

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

Knowledge of general office application software word processors, spreadsheets, presentation packages and email clients

Experience consulting on application and infrastructure architecture and technologies for multiple applications is desirable.

Ability to develop a comprehensive grasp of emerging mobile technologies

Ability to work concisely when under pressure.

Good technical writing skills and experience of producing High Level Design covering Use Cases

Understanding of Agile methodologies

Experience of working within a project framework such as Waterfall, DSDM, Agile, Scrum

Awareness of the Barclay's business unit responsibilities and structure

Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently

Knowledge in multiple mobile technologies with understanding of their strengths and shortcomings

Demonstrate the ability to multitask

Understands own learning style

Learns from mistakes or successes for future planning and development

Financial services experience is desirable

Employment Type: Permanent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience required:

Experience as a Business Analyst within a software development environment

Full knowledge of he software development lifecycle

Experience at writing detailed technical requirements

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

Knowledge of an Agile development environment

Experience of Story boards and use cases

A real can do proactive attitude

The ability to thrive in a fast paced environment

If you have the relevant experience please apply now.

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

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

Employment Type: Permanent

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

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          Android Developer / Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd / Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom   
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd/Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Android Developer required to join my client a leading global company in Basingstoke.

My client is looking for a highly experienced Android Developer to be a productive member of their talented App development team that designs, builds, tests, delivers and supports their growing native App-based products and services.

As the Android Developer you will be working on a global App range adding innovative new features as well as fixing existing software bugs and creating new Apps for their ever growing market sectors.

You will be working in a friendly and relaxed environment and they will encourage creativity and enquiring minds who keep up to date on the latest changes in the Android operating system.

Skills Required for Android Developer:

Programming Java for Android applications

Strong knowledge of Android SDK

Experience with offline storage, threading and performance tuning

Developing in a Windows Environment using Eclipse or equivalent.

Desirable Skills:

Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns and best practices

Integration of web APIs

Experience of source control software ideally Git

Secure coding experience

This is a very interesting environment to work in with some great projects on offer for you to be involved in which will increase your technical scope and give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

As Android Developer you can expect as of up to £50,000 + Bonus, 25 days holiday, medical and more.

If you have the skills required then please send your CV (see below) or call Lucy

Employment Type: Permanent

Pay: 40,000 to 50,000 GBP (British Pound)
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Bonus and Benefits

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          Marketing & Communications Executive / Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd / Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom   
Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd/Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Marketing & Communications Executive

We are seeking a creative, experienced, dynamic and confident Marketing & Communications Executive. You will be joining an award winning manufacturing company located in Ipswich.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be required to create and deliver across all aspects of the marketing mix and PR programmes with clear responsibility for PR communications undertaking all aspects of creation and delivery of content marketing; social, digital and printed media communications; E-marketing; and media relations.

This challenging role requires a self-motivated team player, with a can-do attitude, who works well in an extremely busy environment. You should be articulate, creative and possess excellent written and verbal communication abilities, and be confident in working with a variety of stakeholders.

Key duties include:

Development of the content marketing strategy, including research, writing, updating and editing of company brochures, product information, guides, technical comments, external communications and website

Work with the marketing manager and internal specialist staff to lead, create, manage and deliver multi-channel marketing and PR programmes to match the company business plan focuses through editorials, news articles, technical bulletins, blogs, social media posts, advertising, e-marketing copy and campaigns, stakeholder content and press releases

Develop media relations for both established and introduced target markets with editorial contacts, feature writers, sub-editors and professional bodies and organisations in print and online

Develop, update and maintain all areas of the company website and to work with appointed agencies to maximise SEO, improve industry usage and enhance conversion rates of registered users

Deliver creative elements of the internal marketing requirements including layout and design of materials, compilation of video footage, manipulation of image files, e-campaign collateral, PowerPoint presentations and animations, and creation of designed templates for others to utilise.

Assist in the delivery of design briefs to creative designers

Assist in the development of content for training seminars, videos and other multi-media activities.

Update relevant marketing information on the company 'Intranet' & resources libraries with items such as case studies, images, press releases, editorials etc.

Experience required:

A minimum of 3-4 years of PR and marketing experience

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Proven experience of developing, maintaining and delivering content writing

Track record in gaining press coverage in local and trade media

Sound understanding of good SEO practice

Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat etc.

Experience of internal communication content and content planning

Excellent attention to detail, writing, proof reading and editing skills

Salary & Package:

Location - Ipswich

Salary - £24,000 per annum + bonus (£28,000 per annum)

Bonus breakdown - £1,200 (3 x quarterly bonus) and £2,850 (15% annual bonus)

Hours - 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Benefits - Listed below

Life assurance x7 basic salary

Income Protection Insurance

AXA PP Private Healthcare

Pension

Holiday 20 days increasing to 25 days on completion of 1 years' service

Additional paid leave during Christmas shut-down (discretionary not contractual)

Annual/performance bonus

Bonus sacrifice scheme

Salary sacrifice scheme

Childcare vouchers

Employee Assistance Programme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Social and team building events

Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd. are acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.

Employment Type: Permanent

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          GANADO Advocates present at EBACE 2017   
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is an annual appointment for the business aviation community – including business owners, executives, government officials, and other aviation professionals – from all around the world to come together and exchange knowledge and industry best practices. The 2017 edition of the event, which brought together over 13,000 [...]
          BEST OF THE WEB: New York Times retracts Russia-gate canard...finally!   
Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry. The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards - that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails - is false. On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true. In the Times' White House Memo of June 25, correspondent Maggie Haberman mocked Trump for "still refus[ing] to acknowledge a basic fact agreed upon by 17 American intelligence agencies that he now oversees: Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get him elected." However, on Thursday, the Times - while leaving most of Haberman's ridicule of Trump in place - noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence "assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community."
          Asian imports of Iranian oil slow for first time since Jan 2016   

* Asia imports 1.60 mln bpd of Iran oil in May, down 1.7 pctyr/yr * Japan imports tumble 47.8 pct yr/yr due in part toturnaround * Jan-May Asia imports up 30.5 pct yr/yr By Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - Imports of Iranian crude by itsfour main buyers in Asia fell 2 percent in May from a year ago,marking the first year-on-year decline since January 2016, whenWestern sanctions were lifted leading to a spike in Tehran'sexports. Iran's top four Asian buyers - China, India, South Korea andJapan - imported 1.60 million barrels per day (bpd) last month,government and ship-tracking data showed. Iran was exempted from the Organization of the PetroleumExporting Countries agreement to reduce output by 1.2 millionbpd that began this year, a victory for Tehran which has arguedit needs to regain the market share it lost under Westernsanctions over its disputed nuclear programme. Overall Iranian oil output was hovering at more than 3.9million bpd and is expected to reach 4 million bpd by March2018, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said this month. Iran's oil exports to the West surged in May to theirhighest level since sanctions were lifted, a source familiarwith Iranian oil exports said. Looking ahead, Iran's crude oil exports in July are set tofall 7 percent from this month's three-month high, mainly due toa decline in exports to Europe, a person with knowledge of theMiddle Eastern country's tanker loading schedule said. Japan's trade ministry on Friday released official datashowing its Iranian imports tumbled by nearly half, reflectinglower demand because of the refinery maintenance season. The following tables show Asia's Iran crude imports in bpdfor last month and the year to date. Nation May-17 May-16 yr/yr pct China 681,762 619,300 10.1 India 487,600 379,200 28.6 Japan 160,551 307,691 -47.8 Korea 265,516 316,839 -16.2 Total 1,595,429 1,623,030 -1.7 Nation Jan-May 2017 Jan-May 2016 yr/yr pct China 600,597 565,167 6.3 India 548,200 334,100 64.1 Japan 172,974 192,181 -10.0 Korea 444,185 261,743 69.7 Total 1,765,956 1,353,191 30.5 (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by ChristianSchmollinger)


          Game Of Thrones Stars As You Have Never Seen Them Before   
One of the most successful TV series of recent times, the epic fantasy saga of Games of Thrones is a fan favourite across the world and the characters along with the actors that portray them are now familiar faces. As Game of Thrones and its fans gear up for the seventh season premiere on July 16 anticipation is at its highest.  While it's common knowledge that the TV series is based on the book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George RR Martin, it's not as common kno..
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          New York jury finds Iran-linked office tower can be seized by US govt   
A New York jury has concluded that a tower located in Manhattan can be seized by the US government. The nonprofit organization that owns the building was determined to be in violation of US sanctions against Iran. The Alavi foundation, the company which is a majority owner of the tower, is accused of concealing the knowledge that its minority owner and partner company, Assa Corp, was a front for Iran, according to Reuters. Acting US Attorney Joon H. Kim said that "for over a decade, hiding in plain sight, this 36-story Manhattan office tower secretly served as a front for the Iranian government and as a gateway for millions of dollars to be funneled to Iran in clear violation of US sanctions laws. In this trial, 650 Fifth Avenue's secret was laid bare for all to see, and today's jury verdict affirms what we have been alleging since 2008: that through all the efforts to sanction and isolate Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, the owners of 650 Fifth Avenue gave the Iranian government a critical foothold in the very heart of Manhattan through which Iran successfully circumvented US economic sanctions," a Department of Justice press release stated. The jury said that the US government had confirmed that the property was traceable, or involved in money laundering. The government wanted to seize the building, which may be worth close to $1 billion, in pursuance of benefiting people with legal judgments against Iran in relation to bombings or other attacks, Reuters reported.
          PLUMBING FOREMAN - Bin Dasmal Group - Dubai Free Zone   
Experience: 3-5 Years Education: ITI Gender Preference : Male Company: Bin Dasmal Contracting Location: Dubai, DIP Job Description: Knowledge to...
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          Cafeteria Generalist - Marriott International, Inc - Dubai   
Operational knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing basic duties. Performs a variety of housing repair activities involving plumbing, carpentry,...
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          Manager – Maintenance - Midway Attractions Corporate Office - Dubai   
Ability to read blueprints pertaining to rides, attractions, electrical, mechanical and plumbing. Extensive knowledge of Heat exchangers, Water filtration...
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          (USA-NC-Raleigh) OASIS Coordinator – Home Health Medical Coder   
Category : Home Care Location/City : NC - Raleigh Id : 22303 Title: OASIS Coordinator â Home Health Medical CoderLocation: Asheville, NC or Surrounding areaPOSITION SUMMARY:The OASIS Coordinator reviews and corrects all OASIS and verifies 485. Makes necessary corrections in HomeCare Home Base. Flexible work location.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews required number of clinical documents for thoroughness and appropriateness and ascertain a plan of treatment. Provides oversight of 485 (and signature as needed after services have been rendered) to ensure that start of care processes are completed timely. Performs chart reviews and clinical and billing audits to ensure conformance with regulations and agency policies and procedures. Completes competency assessments for clinical staff and provides mentoring as needed to correct identified areas for development. Ensures completion of all clinical documentation by visit staff per United Home Care guidelines timely manner. Provides OASIS Orientation and Education. Assists Education Coordinator/Consultant in development of in-service education programs. Participates in Team Conference, Daily Standup meeting (Census Management)/OASIS Validation Reporting. Participates as a member of Performance Improvement Committee with other agency staff members. Reports and makes recommendations to Performance Improvement Committee.LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse in the state of GA, NC, or SC *Required* Must be OASIS/Certified Coder. Home Health Experience required. BSN preferred. Knowledge of Home Care ICD-10 Coding Principles. HomeCare Home Base technology experience helpful. Must be proficient in the use of computer applications for daily use. Microsoft Word, Intermediate Excel and Outlook required.FLEXIBILITY IN WORK LOCATIONWe offer a progressive benefits program that reflects our commitment to caring for our 16,000 partners:* 5-Star bonus incentive programs for achieving quality goals* Partner Referral Program â Earn cash for referring licensed and certified candidates* Employer paid profit sharing* Employer matching 401(k)* Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals beginning the first day of employment* Access to "Purchasing Power" financial health program after one year of employmentFor immediate consideration, please click the "Apply Now" at the top right of this screen.At PruittHealth, Committed to Caring isn't simply a tagline, it's the way we do business and it's ingrained in our culture. At PruittHealth, we don't hire employees â we welcome partners!Since its inception in 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned innovative organization committed to providing exceptional care across a wide spectrum of services including: skilled nursing care, assisted & independent living, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, pharmacy/infusion services and more. Today, the organization is the 14th largest skilled nursing provider in the United States, spans across the Southeast, touches 170 communities, cares for 24,000 patients daily, and is driven by 16,000 passionate partners.PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.
          (USA-SC-Columbia) OASIS Coordinator – Home Health Medical Coder   
Category : Home Care Location/City : SC - Columbia Id : 22304 Title: OASIS Coordinator â Home Health Medical CoderLocation: Columbia, SC or Surrounding areaPOSITION SUMMARY:The OASIS Coordinator reviews and corrects all OASIS and verifies 485. Makes necessary corrections in HomeCare Home Base. Flexible work location.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews required number of clinical documents for thoroughness and appropriateness and ascertain a plan of treatment. Provides oversight of 485 (and signature as needed after services have been rendered) to ensure that start of care processes are completed timely. Performs chart reviews and clinical and billing audits to ensure conformance with regulations and agency policies and procedures. Completes competency assessments for clinical staff and provides mentoring as needed to correct identified areas for development. Ensures completion of all clinical documentation by visit staff per United Home Care guidelines timely manner. Provides OASIS Orientation and Education. Assists Education Coordinator/Consultant in development of in-service education programs. Participates in Team Conference, Daily Standup meeting (Census Management)/OASIS Validation Reporting. Participates as a member of Performance Improvement Committee with other agency staff members. Reports and makes recommendations to Performance Improvement Committee.LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse in the state of GA, NC, or SC *Required* Must be OASIS/Certified Coder. Home Health Experience required. BSN preferred. Knowledge of Home Care ICD-10 Coding Principles. HomeCare Home Base technology experience helpful. Must be proficient in the use of computer applications for daily use. Microsoft Word, Intermediate Excel and Outlook required.FLEXIBILITY IN WORK LOCATIONWe offer a progressive benefits program that reflects our commitment to caring for our 16,000 partners:* 5-Star bonus incentive programs for achieving quality goals* Partner Referral Program â Earn cash for referring licensed and certified candidates* Employer paid profit sharing* Employer matching 401(k)* Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals beginning the first day of employment* Access to "Purchasing Power" financial health program after one year of employmentFor immediate consideration, please click the "Apply Now" at the top right of this screen.At PruittHealth, Committed to Caring isn't simply a tagline, it's the way we do business and it's ingrained in our culture. At PruittHealth, we don't hire employees â we welcome partners!Since its inception in 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned innovative organization committed to providing exceptional care across a wide spectrum of services including: skilled nursing care, assisted & independent living, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, pharmacy/infusion services and more. Today, the organization is the 14th largest skilled nursing provider in the United States, spans across the Southeast, touches 170 communities, cares for 24,000 patients daily, and is driven by 16,000 passionate partners.PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) OASIS Coordinator – Home Health Medical Coder   
Category : Home Care Location/City : GA - Atlanta Id : 22302 Title: OASIS Coordinator â Home Health Medical CoderLocation: Atlanta, GA or Surrounding areaPOSITION SUMMARY:The OASIS Coordinator reviews and corrects all OASIS and verifies 485. Makes necessary corrections in HomeCare Home Base. Flexible work location.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reviews required number of clinical documents for thoroughness and appropriateness and ascertain a plan of treatment. Provides oversight of 485 (and signature as needed after services have been rendered) to ensure that start of care processes are completed timely. Performs chart reviews and clinical and billing audits to ensure conformance with regulations and agency policies and procedures. Completes competency assessments for clinical staff and provides mentoring as needed to correct identified areas for development. Ensures completion of all clinical documentation by visit staff per United Home Care guidelines timely manner. Provides OASIS Orientation and Education. Assists Education Coordinator/Consultant in development of in-service education programs Participates in Team Conference, Daily Standup meeting (Census Management)/OASIS Validation Reporting . Participates as a member of Performance Improvement Committee with other agency staff members. Reports and makes recommendations to Performance Improvement Committee. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse in the state of GA, NC, or SC *Required* Must be OASIS/Certified Coder. Home Health Experience required. BSN preferred. Knowledge of Home Care ICD-10 Coding Principles. HomeCare Home Base technology experience helpful. Must be proficient in the use of computer applications for daily use. Microsoft Word, Intermediate Excel and Outlook required. FLEXIBILITY IN WORK LOCATIONWe offer a progressive benefits program that reflects our commitment to caring for our 16,000 partners:* 5-Star bonus incentive programs for achieving quality goals* Partner Referral Program â Earn cash for referring licensed and certified candidates* Employer paid profit sharing* Employer matching 401(k)* Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals beginning the first day of employment* Access to "Purchasing Power" financial health program after one year of employmentFor immediate consideration, please click the "Apply Now" at the top right of this screen.At PruittHealth, Committed to Caring isn't simply a tagline, it's the way we do business and it's ingrained in our culture. At PruittHealth, we don't hire employees â we welcome partners!Since its inception in 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned innovative organization committed to providing exceptional care across a wide spectrum of services including: skilled nursing care, assisted & independent living, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, pharmacy/infusion services and more. Today, the organization is the 14th largest skilled nursing provider in the United States, spans across the Southeast, touches 170 communities, cares for 24,000 patients daily, and is driven by 16,000 passionate partners.PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.
          (USA-NY-Oswego) Per Diem Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse   
Tracking Code
148303

Job Description

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

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

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

We offer a unique employment package that includes:

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

I believe my work is my calling.

As a Home Health LPN, you will:

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

Required Skills

Qualifications:

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

Required Experience

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Job Location
Oswego, New York, United States

Position Type
PRN



Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Drug Free Workplace
          (USA-DC-Washington DC) Clinical Director of Outpatient Core Service Agency (CSA) and Health Home   
Come work with a great team! Diamond Healthcare, the manager of behavioral health services for MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), has an opening for a Clinical Director of Core Service Agency (CSA) and Health Home. The Clinical Director of Outpatient CSA and Health Home is responsible for providing clinical management and supervision of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS) program and oversees the daily operation of the Health Home Team(s). The Clinical Director facilitates regular meetings with the Physician, Primary Care Liaison (Nurse Practitioner), Nurse Care Managers, Clinical Managers, Community Support Workers, and Care Coordinators as appropriate to effectively manage individual and population health activities and outcomes. This person is responsible for the clinical functioning of the teams within the Core Service Agency and will provide direct social work services to patients and their families as a part of the multidisciplinary team with most emphasis on completing Psychosocial Assessments, conducting groups, facilitating marital and/or family therapies, assisting in program development, training new staff and implementing and reviewing Treatment Plans. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: + Provides direct clinical program management and development, supervision, and training for the MHRS and Health Home programs and staff, and oversees the daily operations of teams. + Coordinates and participates in population health management and quality assurance activities with key staff and community stakeholders. + Participates in coordination of hospital discharge planning to ensure continuity of care, and ensures all hospital alerts are promptly acted upon by the Health Home team. + Safely and effectively manages clinical crises, including the coordination of inpatient hospitalizations as appropriate. + Provides direct patient care as needed. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience working and leading clinical operations and will ensure compliance with the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Knowledgeable of DC Department of Behavioral Health iCAMS/Credible is a plus. Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and display excellent oral/written communication skills. Candidates must possess an active District of Columbia Psychologist or LICSW license or be eligible for endorsement. Previous adult behavioral health experience is strongly preferred. EOE ID: 2017-2096 Hospital/Program: Washington Hospital Center - MedStar External Company Name: Diamond Healthcare Corp. External Company URL: http://www.diamondhealth.com/
          (USA-PA-Blue Bell) Administrator in Training- Home Health and Hospice   
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. The purpose of this position is to gain knowledge and experience to be able to perform the duties and daily operations of all product lines within the home health and hospice agency. Through this program, managerial and problem-solving skills are enhanced, plus experience is gained in each job function related to the Administrator position. In return for your expertise, you’ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Position will be based at our Philadelphia agency, but must be willing to travel to any agency within our region including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Deleware. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare! 4671 - Heartland Hospice - Serving Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania State may have specific requirements; Knowledge of home health care, home care, or hospice standards and regulations. Knowledge of reimbursement practices is beneficial.
          (USA-MS-GRENADA) Preseason Tax Professional   
**244863BR** **Title:** Preseason Tax Professional **Job Description:** **Pre-season Tax Professional** Seeking seasonal tax preparers to serve clients with diverse tax needs during the pre-season. H&R Block pre-season tax professionals are responsible for preparing complete and accurate tax returns, delivering outstanding client service, and generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities. H&R Block is the industry’s largest consumer tax services provider¹ and we have been focused on client service for over 60 years. Apply today using any device at www.hrblock.com/careers > Tax Office Jobs **Pre-season Tax Professional duties include:** + Conducting tax interviews with clients + Increasing retention of all clients + Offering additional products and services + Generating business growth by supporting business to business sales activities + Providing IRS audit support & attending audits, as needed + Growing tax expertise + Mentoring and supporting teammates **Job ID:** 244863BR **State:** MS **City:** GRENADA **Address:** 1232 SUNSET DR **Tax Office Job Categories:** Preseason Tax Professional **Minimum Qualifications:** **Required Skills & Experience:** + High School Diploma or equivalent + Experience completing individual returns + Tax planning and audit support + Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing + Knowledge and experience with a Windows-based computer system preferred + Experience working in a fast-paced customer service environment preferred + Successful completion of the H&R Block Tax Knowledge Assessment , H&R Block Income Tax Course, or equivalent² + Additional experience for this position is acquired through training upon hiring. _H&R Block is an equal opportunity employer._ _1_ _Based on annual revenues for sales of tax preparation products and services._ _2_ _Enrollment in, or completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment. Enrollment restrictions apply. Book or other fees may also apply._
          (USA-OH-Cincinnati) RN Case Manager - Home Health and Hospice   
Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is part of the HCR ManorCare family, a leading provider of home health care, hospice care, skilled nursing, memory care and post-acute care. As a RN Case Manager, your ability to manage client care with specific knowledge and experience in bedside care, symptom management, crisis intervention and family intervention are feature assets for this high-profile nursing position. In addition to excellent written/verbal communication, problem solving and decision making abilities, our candidate has a demonstrated experience developing and maintaining rapport with patients and families, and the ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team. In return for your expertise, you ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare. 4707 - Heartland Hospice - Serving Southwest Ohio A minimum of 6 months nursing experience within the past 3 years unless state regulations differ.. Travel is necessary on a daily basis. Job Specific Details: Second Shift 2 pm - 10 pm.
          (USA-OH-Cincinnati) RN Case Manager - Home Health and Hospice   
Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice is part of the HCR ManorCare family, a leading provider of home health care, hospice care, skilled nursing, memory care and post-acute care. As a RN Case Manager, your ability to manage client care with specific knowledge and experience in bedside care, symptom management, crisis intervention and family intervention are feature assets for this high-profile nursing position. In addition to excellent written/verbal communication, problem solving and decision making abilities, our candidate has a demonstrated experience developing and maintaining rapport with patients and families, and the ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team. In return for your expertise, you ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare. 4707 - Heartland Hospice - Serving Southwest Ohio A minimum of 6 months nursing experience within the past 3 years unless state regulations differ.. Travel is necessary on a daily basis.
          (USA-FL-Clearwater) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health (8a to 5p)   
Home Health  –  Registered Nurse (RN)  –  Pinellas / Clearwater  We're currently seeking a talented Registered Nurse for a contract opportunity, providing in-home healthcare for adult and geriatric patients. Our client is a well established, reputable home health organization serving Pinellas County. Ideal candidates have 2+ years of recent homecare RN experience, availability to work 3+ days (24-36 hrs per wk), and are able to drive between visits in Pinellas (within reason; most patients located S. of Roosevelt)! Hours are 8a to 5p, and we're offering $25+ per hour (DOE).  This is an immediate opening -- don't let it pass you by! If you're interested or have questions, please don't hesitate to call and/or apply today. We can be reached at 813-405-1773and look forward to hearing from you! **Benefits for the Registered Nurse (RN) Home Health Position:** * Top Compensation and Weekly Pay w/ Direct Deposit * Flexible Schedules – Full Time, Part Time, PRN, Perm Positions * Generous Benefits Including: Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401K * Referral Bonus Program and Guaranteed Hours (based on opportunity) * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Our strong, long-term connections—with the most admired companies—mean a new world of possibilities for your career. Partnering with ReadyNurse is the kind of proactive move that can put you on an inside track, give you access to more career opportunities, and get you that dream job faster than going at it alone.  Qualifications for the Registered Nurse (RN) Home Health Position: * Prepare patients for examination according to setting and specialty * Perform preliminary physical tests, take blood pressure, weight, and temp, reporting patient history summary * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism. * Ability to deal tactfully with patients, residents, students, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  **Requirements for the Registered Nurse (RN) Home Health Position:** * Minimum 1 year of recent Registered Nurse experience inhomehealthcare  * Minimum 1 year of Registered Nurse experience and IV nursing experience  * Registered Nurse​ license (Florida); Graduate from accredited Nursing School / Program * CPR/BLS Certification; PE/TB/MMR/Varicella/TDAP and Professional References  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.  Thank you!   Jessica Wiksten – Recruiter  ReadyNurse, a CareerStaff Unlimited Company **P: 813.405.1775 | 888.802.8687 | F:** 505.468.9141 Jessica.Wiksten@ReadyNurse.com | www.ReadyNurse.com  Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) 
          (USA-GA-Milledgeville) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Visits   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health  We are currently seeking to hire a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) for a Full-Time Home Health position inMilledgeville, GA. This position will cover the general areas of Putnam, Baldwin, and Wilkonson Counties. This is an immediate opening and all interested applicants should be available to begin opportunity within a 2-3 week time-frame. Hours for this position are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with possible on - call one night per week. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months of recent Home Health experience and must be comfortable with Oasis. This is an 13 week contract position with the strong possibility to extend.  This position will paid on an hourly basis so that the candidate is compensated for drive time. Applicants will be paid $35-$40/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! Benefits of ReadyNurse Staffing Services * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Oasis Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Simone Ceasar - Staffing Manager ReadyNurse, a CareerStaff Unlimited Company **Phone: 770-394-6986 | Fax:** 866-384-1426 Simone.Ceasar@careerstaff.com | www.ReadyNurse.com Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-GA-Fayetteville) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Visits   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health  We are currently seeking to hire a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) for a Full-Time Home Health position inFayetteville, GA. This position will cover the general areas ofFayetteville. This is an immediate opening and all interested applicants should be available to begin opportunity within a 2-3 week time-frame. Hours for this position are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with possible on - call one night per week. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months of recent Home Health experience and must be comfortable with Oasis. This is an 13 week contract position with the strong possibility to extend.  This position will paid on an hourly basis so that the candidate is compensated for drive time. Applicants will be paid $35-$40/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! Benefits of ReadyNurse Staffing Services * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Oasis Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Simone Ceasar - Staffing Manager ReadyNurse, a CareerStaff Unlimited Company **Phone: 770-394-6986 | Fax:** 866-384-1426 Simone.Ceasar@careerstaff.com | www.ReadyNurse.com Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-GA-Duluth) Registered Nurse (RN) - Oasis / Home Health   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health Care   We are currently seeking to hire a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) for a Full-Time Oasis Home Health position in theDuluth, GAarea. Our client is a leading national home health organization. They provide the care that is best for their patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, chronic disease management, palliative or hospice care! Hours for this position are generally Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm with possible on-call and rotating weekends. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months of recent Oasis and Home Health experience. This position is paid on an hourly basis so that you are compensated for drive time in-between visits. The pay range is $35 to $39+/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! **Benefits for the Oasis Home Health RN Registered Nurse Position:** * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! **Qualifications for the Oasis Home Health RN Registered Nurse Position:** * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  **Requirements for the Oasis Home Health RN Registered Nurse Position:** * 1 to 3 years of Oasis / Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Madison Junk - Staffing Coordinator CareerStaff Unlimited - A Genesis Company Madison.Junk@careerstaff.com **P: 770-394-6986 I F:** 866-384-1426 Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-GA-Rome) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Visits   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health  We are currently seeking to hire a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) for a Full-Time Home Health position inRome, GA. This position will cover the general areas ofFloyd County. This is an immediate opening and all interested applicants should be available to begin opportunity within a 2-3 week time-frame. Hours for this position are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with possible on - call one night per week. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months of recent Home Health experience and must be comfortable with Oasis. This is an 8 week contract position with the strong possibility to extend.  This position will paid on an hourly basis so that the candidate is compensated for drive time. Applicants will be paid $35-$40/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! Benefits of ReadyNurse Staffing Services * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Oasis Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Simone Ceasar - Staffing Manager ReadyNurse, a CareerStaff Unlimited Company **Phone: 770-394-6986 | Fax:** 866-384-1426 Simone.Ceasar@careerstaff.com | www.ReadyNurse.com Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-GA-Winder) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Visits   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health  We are currently seeking to hire a qualified Registered Nurse (RN) for a Full-Time Home Health position inWinder, GA. This position will cover the general areas ofWinder and Buford. This is an immediate opening and all interested applicants should be available to begin opportunity within a 2-3 week time-frame. Hours for this position are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with possible on - call. Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months of recent Home Health experience and must be comfortable with Oasis. This is an 8 week contract position with the strong possibility to extend.  This position will paid on an hourly basis so that the candidate is compensated for drive time. Applicants will be paid $35-$40/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! Benefits of ReadyNurse Staffing Services * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Oasis Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Simone Ceasar - Staffing Manager ReadyNurse, a CareerStaff Unlimited Company **Phone: 770-394-6986 | Fax:** 866-384-1426 Simone.Ceasar@careerstaff.com | www.ReadyNurse.com Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-GA-Villa Rica) Registered Nurse RN - Home Health   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health  We are seeking to hire a qualified Registered Nurse for a part - time position Home Health position in the Villa Rica area. Candidates must have previous Home Health and OASIS experience. The RN will be expected to complete an average of 6 productivity units a day. RN would be covering patients in Haralson, Carroll, and Douglas Counties.  This position will paid on an hourly basis so that the candidate is compensated for drive time. Applicants will be paid $35-$39/hour based on years of experience. Mileage driven in between patient homes is reimbursable at $0.50/mile. Employees are paid on a weekly basis.  If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us at 770-394-6986 Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties. Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Home Health experience * ​1 to 3 years of OASIS experience  * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practiceGenesis HealthCare and Genesis Rehab Services offer remarkable staffing solutions through CareerStaff Unlimited and its divisions: ReadyNurse, Therapists Unlimited, ProCare One, Locums and CareerStaff Rx.   With 25 years of experience and a superior reputation with healthcare facilities and school systems across the U.S., we are able to provide a variety of work options including per diem, full time, part time, permanent placement and travel opportunities. Apply today for additional information.   Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment O
          (USA-GA-Atlanta) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Visits   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health Care  We are hiring qualified Registered Nurse(s) (RN) for an Oasis Home Visits position(s) in theAtlanta, GAarea. This is a reputable, well established Home Health organization with locations nationwide. This client is in need of a full-time position with an immediate opening (minimum 13 weeks / extendable).Ideal candidates are local, and have at least 6-12 months of recent Oasis Visits Nursing experience.  This position is paid on an hourly basis so that you are compensated for drive time in-between visits. The pay range is $35 to $39+/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! Benefits of ReadyNurse Staffing Services * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Oasis Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-GA-Decatur) Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Health Visits   
Registered Nurse RN - Oasis Home Health Care  We are hiring qualified Registered Nurse(s) (RN) for an Oasis Home Visits position(s) in theDecatur, GAarea. This is a reputable, well established Home Health organization with locations nationwide. This client is in need of a full-time position with an immediate opening (minimum 13 weeks / extendable).Ideal candidates are local, and have at least 6-12 months of recent Oasis Visits Nursing experience.  This position is paid on an hourly basis so that you are compensated for drive time in-between visits. The pay range is $35 to $39+/hour plus mileage based on years of experience. If you have questions, are interested, or would like to refer a friend, please apply or call us ASAP. Thanks so much - we hope to hear from you soon! Benefits of ReadyNurse Staffing Services * Competitive Compensation: $35 to $40 per hour DOE * Flexible Schedules and Weekly Pay with Direct Deposit * Immediate Openings and Orientation Offered by Client * Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Referral Bonuses * The security of over 25 years of experience in the industry! Position Qualifications * Ability to work with other personnel and develop/maintain good relations * Demonstrate thorough knowledge of nursing care and current clinical practice, treatments and interventions, specific to position specialty. * Ability to understand and monitor applicable regulations, policies and procedures. * Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with rules and regulations. * Ability to deal tactfully with government agencies and personnel, according to position setting. * Ability to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc. * Demonstrate proficiency in written/verbal skills in English language * Sufficient computer skills required to perform duties.  Certification / Requirements * 1 to 3 years of Oasis Home Visits experience * Nursing Degree from an accredited institution. * Current CPR/BLS Certification, Physical, TB Test * Current RN license by the state of practice  **About ReadyNurse:** ReadyNurse has been connecting talented clinicians with great facilities for over 25 years. Our goal is to find a nursing job that offers the pay, flexibility and the lifestyle that you desire. Whether you are interested in contract opportunities or just picking up an extra shift, our specialists are available around the clock to ensure that you get the assistance and support you deserve!   **The secret to our success is simple:** our management team sets extraordinarily high standards, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our personnel or the caliber of service that we give to our clients and employees. Our 30 locally run offices allow us to provide personalized support in each community while still benefiting from the national resources and assistance of our larger CareerStaff Unlimited family.    Thank you! Genesis HealthCare, LLC and all affiliated entities are proud to practice Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)
          (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Home Health Intake Representative   
**---** Banner Home Health is the fastest growing service line within Banner post acute service lines! This team is located in **Gilbert, AZ!** We are seeking seasoned **referral intake representatives** to join Banner Home Health **Central Intake** team. This team is responsible for processing internal and external requests and referrals for home health. This is a full time position, Mon-Fri, between the hours of 8-5:30pm **---** **About Banner Home Care and Hospice** Ranked in the top 25 percent of all home care agencies in the United States, Banner Home Care is the largest nonprofit, free-standing home care agency in Arizona. We provide intermittent health care for patients of all ages in the comfort of their home. Our home care team is experienced, compassionate and professional, and the results prove that Banner Home Care measures better than the national and Arizona average in almost all Medicare Quality Compare patient satisfaction results. **About Banner Hospice** Banner Hospice have been providing comfort care for the past 10 years in the Phoenix Metro area. The goal is to support quality of life, honor the wishes of patients, maintain the dignity of the individual and support the family through their grieving process. Inpatient Home care is also available for respite care and symptom management. The Banner Hospice Team can provide comfort to the patient and family by alleviating symptoms, by providing meaningful help and by creating an environment to develop lasting final memories. **About Banner Health** Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee. **---** **Job Summary** This position processes internal and external requests and referrals for patient placement, services, and equipment from a centralized call center. Serves as a liaison between local patient care services, equipment providers and physicians, clinics, hospitals, third party payers, and other community agencies to support appropriate patient care. **Essential Functions** + Handles incoming requests for patient placement, referrals for new orders and refills, and/or requests for services. Receives and verifies requests and referrals, initiates insurance verification and gathers all information necessary for pre-certifications, authorizations, and certificates of medical necessity. Ensures that each patient meets admission criteria. Provides on-going follow-up of requests up to, and following, patient discharge. + Builds referrals using information in patient medical record to provide minimum data necessary to coordinate patient services. + Provides verbal and written instructions to patients, families, and coordinating resources regarding provision of products and services, reimbursement and patient financial responsibility. + Performs data entry of patient intake information into computer system. Records insurance information and authorization requirements and notes in the computer systems. + Coordinates requested services and referrals with service and equipment providers, as appropriate. Coordinates with pharmacy warehouse and clinical staff to ensure product availability and sets delivery expectations between patients and providers. + Facilitates problem solving with patients, hospitals, providers, referral sources, insurance companies, and clinical staff. Assists in the maintenance and communication of changing payor and referral source information specific to coordination of patient needs. **Minimum Qualifications** High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Requires literacy and basic math skills. Must have a working knowledge of medical terminology and have familiarity with hospital operations. Must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be proficient with commonly use office software products and possess the ability to learn new software applications. **Preferred Qualifications** Previous experience in a healthcare setting preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred. **Job Number** _202270_ **Facility** _Banner Home Care and Hospice_ **Shift** _Day_ **Department** _Banner Home Care and Hospice - Nursing Admin-HH Int_ **Position Type** _FT: Full-Time_ **Internal Code A** _.._ **Street Address** _2901 N Central Ave_ **Internal Code B** _.._ **City & State** _US-AZ-Phoenix_ **Posting Category** _Administrative / Clerical_ **New Grad** _No_
          (USA-FL-Tampa) MSW/Home Health   
*PRN * Tampa, FL* * Job#: prnSWHHtamFL381972 * * A career with Brookdale Healthcare Services has never been so rewarding! Brookdale Home Health is ranked among the Top Ten largest home heath companies in the country. Many of our agencies carry a five-star rating and are recognized by Decision Health as Home Care Elite agencies. We own and operate more than 80+ agencies nationwide, serving approximately 17,000 patients throughout our Brookdale Home Health Division. * /Brookdale./*/Bringing new life to senior living. / Brookdale Healthcare Services is looking for a Home Health Social Worker to provide services in the Tampa area. Join a dynamic team of health care providers focused on health, wellness and prevention for all our patients. * /Your responsibilities:/* * Assesses the psychosocial status of patients and families/caregivers related to the patient"s terminal illness and environment. Communicates findings to the registered nurse and other members of the interdisciplinary group. Provides an assessment in the patient"s identified residence and assists when it is not safe and another plan is required. *Carries out social evaluations, including family dynamics, caregiver abilities, communication patterns, high-risks for suicide, neglect or abuse and plans intervention based on evaluation findings. *Counsels patient and family/caregivers as needed regarding stress and other identified coping difficulties. Provides crisis intervention when necessary. *Assesses for, and educates interdisciplinary group, on any special needs related to the culture of the patient and family. Includes communication, role of family, space, and any special traditions or taboos. *Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work. *Provides information and referral services for organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs. *Serves as liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community agencies. Ensures seamless home care services by providing direct oversight and coordination of care with other clinical service providers. *Maintains collaborative relationships with organization personnel to support patient care. *Maintains comprehensive working knowledge of community resources and assists referral sources in accessing community resources should services not be provided by Brookdale Healthcare Services Hospice. *Directs all daily patient social service operations including providing direct oversight of the establishment and implementation of social service policies. *Ensures compliance with all state, federal, and CHAP social service regulatory requirements. *Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care, involving the patient and family, and attends regularly scheduled interdisciplinary group meetings, assisting the team in recognizing the effects of the psychosocial stresses on the symptoms of the terminal illness. *Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities. *Required skills and qualifications:* * Masters Social Worker degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) * At least two years of experience in a health care setting required. If you"re a Brookdale associate, please consider referring someone through the Good People Program! Brookdale is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. Brookdale offers a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, educational reimbursement. All associates, age 21 and older, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.
          (USA-CA-Stockton) Physical Therapist Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective resident treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility. Essential Job Functions Meets the client's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating client's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy. - Current license as a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience - Must be able to travel as needed to perform job. - Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: California, Fresno Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 4545 Shelley Court* Department City: Stockton Department State: CA Department Zipcode: 95207 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Stockton, CA Stockton, California EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-IL-Freeport) Physical Therapist / PT SNF & Home Health   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective resident treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility. Essential Job Functions Meets the client's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating client's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy. - Current license as a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience - Must be able to travel as needed to perform job. - Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Illinois, Freeport Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Department Address: 900 S Kiwanis Drive* Department City: Freeport Department State: IL Department Zipcode: 61032 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Freeport, IL Freeport, Illinois EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-FL-Zephyrhills) Physical Therapist / PT - Home Health - PRN   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations and develops effective resident treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility. Essential Job Functions Meets the client's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence. Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding. Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating client's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications. Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad). Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs. Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks. Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions. Travel required as needed to perform job. Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor. Qualifications - Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy. - Current license as a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of practice as required. - 3+ years of experience - Must be able to travel as needed to perform job. - Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required. - Must meet Clinical Competency requirements. - Must have and maintain current CPR certification. - Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance - Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. - Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job. - Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information. - Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and employees at all levels. Job: Rehab Therapy Primary Location: Florida, Zephyrhills Schedule: Casual Shift: Day Job Department Address: 2189 Cleveland StreetSte 266 Department City: Zephyrhills Department State: FL Department Zipcode: 33765 Organization: Aegis Therapies Company Profile Aegis Therapies is as committed to making a difference as you are across the full continuum of care, from post-acute and sub-acute through home healthcare. Here, we're able to offer opportunities that allow you to build a diverse, dynamic career. It's more than working with a team that continually strives to be the very best. It's more than having access to the latest therapies and techniques. It's having the freedom to choose what you want from your career and knowing that when you join our team you'll have the chance to reach your most ambitious goals. At Aegis Therapies, we're leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we're inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Zephyrhills, FL Zephyrhills, Florida EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
          (USA-PA-Sayre) Occupational Therapist Home Health   
Job Advertisement At Aegis Therapies, we’re adapting to the constant changes in the healthcare world by creating a seamless continuum of care – from sub-acute, to the home environment, to outpatient therapy, and even into wellness. Continuity of care across multiple treatment settings allows for improved outcomes for patients and more expansive career opportunities for Aegis Therapies’ employees. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about. At Aegis Therapies, we invest in your future with specialized ongoing training, true advancement opportunity, and the very best clinical support in the business. Aegis Therapies is leading rehabilitative therapy into the future, and we’re inviting those who share our passion to join us out in front. Performs evaluations, develops and implements effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing their discipline. Essential Job Functions PERFORMANCE CULTURE: Participates in activities related to identification of patients in need of therapy services. Conducts evaluations, assesses, develops, and implements treatment plans to meet goals and needs of patients. Effectively utilizes an interdisciplinary model. Develops an effective discharge plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team throughout LOS. Communicates treatment plans and progress to patient, family and caregivers. Supervises assistants, aides, and others in accordance with state practice acts and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures patient rights and privacy are protected when delivering treatment and in discussions regarding patient at other times. Maintains positive working relationship and demonstrates fl