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          The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week   
In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. Efforts Increase to Bring Health And Other Benefits to Independent Workers --by Yuki Noguchi 2. How Starbucks, Airbnb, and LinkedIn Are Helping to Develop the Gen Z Workforce -- by Lydia Dishman 3. Ten Things Every Good Recruiter Does Right -- by Liz Ryan 4. Business Etiquette is Changing—and You Need to Follow Suit […]
    

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

О программе

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

Программа состоит из 10 модулей:

1. Digital Marketing Introduction. Введение в Digital Маркетинг.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Article: Developing a Secure and Scalable Web Ecosystem at LinkedIn   

LinkedIn’s hyper-growth placed strains on the organization’s infrastructure. A new release model was instrumental to scale and led to increased code quality, security, and member satisfaction.

By James Baker
          iSchool 101: On-campus MS/LIS Orientation   

We look forward to meeting all new on-campus MS/LIS students at Fall Orientation on August 24. Contact klucht [at] illinois.edu (Karla Lucht), graduate studies advisor, with questions.

Location: 

Room 126

Sponsor: 

Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Thu, 08/24/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

          On-campus MS/IM Orientation & Breakfast   

We look forward to meeting all new on-campus MS/IM students at Fall Orientation on August 25. Contact mbedward [at] illinois.edu (Meg Edwards), assistant dean for student affairs, with questions.

Location: 

Room 126

Sponsor: 

Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Fri, 08/25/2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

          The Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts   
It's the end of the month and as I always do, I've put together a list of the most popular posts of the last 30 days. Take a look at the list and see if there is anything neat that you missed this month.

The Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp starts in three weeks. There is still time to register. If you're a Mainer, email me for a special discount only available to schools in Maine.

Here are the most popular posts of the month:
1. New Grading Options in Google Forms
2. Six Types of Video Creation Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools
3. 4 Good Formative Assessment Tools for Classrooms That Aren't 1:1
4. Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum
5. Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template
6. Make Stop Motion Videos On Your Chromebook
7. Grade Items in G Suite Side-by-Side With Otus
8. How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Docs
9. How to Move from Google Drive to One Drive
10. 12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

Individual and group registration is still open for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp and the BYOD Camp. Register with a group and get a great discount!

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

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



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


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

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


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


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


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

             

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          Practical Ed Tech Live - Episode 10 - ISTE Recap + Q&A   
Just a few minutes ago I wrapped-up the tenth episode of Practical Ed Tech Live. Most of the time was spent on my ISTE recap, but I did answer a couple of reader questions at the end. Next week I will cover more questions. The video of the episode is embedded below. You can get the outline and resource links here.

             

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          Great Chromebook & G Suite PD on Both Coasts   
Summer is here and it's a great time to learn new skills and brush-up on old ones. If your school is moving to Chromebooks and or G Suite for Education, I have two great professional development opportunities to share with you.

Folks on the west coast should look into Beyond Tech Ed's two day training classes happening in Palm Springs, California on August 2nd and 3rd. Use the code FAMILY25 to receive a great discount on your registration.


If you're on the east coast, join me in Portland, Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 20th and 21st. Teachers in Maine should email me for special discount code.

Disclosure: Beyond Tech Ed is an advertiser on this blog. 
             

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          iMendi Quick Vocabulary Review in Eight Languages   
iMendi is a simple site for reviewing key vocabulary words and phrases in eight languages. To use the site simply select a language and start flipping flashcard questions. You get two tries at the answering correctly on each card before iMendi gives you the correct answer.

If you want to focus on a specific set of vocabulary words, you can pick a specific lesson or word list from iMendi's menus that appear above every flashcard.

iMendi is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, and Czech.
             

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          Front Row Offers Differentiated Resources for Social Studies Instruction   
Front Row has developed a great reputation over the last couple of years for the differentiated math and ELA resources that it offers to teachers and students. This week at ISTE 17 I sat down with the CEO of Front Row to take a look at the new social studies resources that Front Row is offering.

Front Row's new social studies resources are organizing into fifteen units. The units cover the topics most commonly included in social studies classes in the United States. Some of those unit topics are Civil Rights, the American Revolution, and Economics. Within each topic in you will find articles and discussion questions for your students.

Applications for Education
Front Row lets you choose from multiple versions of the same article to distribute to your students. You can give the same version of an article to all students or give different versions to individual students in your classroom. Front Row has a short diagnostic test for your students to take when they join your Front Row classroom. The results of that diagnostic test can help you identify which version of each article to give to your students.

Register for Teaching History With Technology where you'll learn how to use many more tools like Front Row in your social studies lessons. 
             

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          Usability, Product Management, and LinkedIn – a rant   
LinkedIn began as a professional networking site, has evolved into a social media behemoth, and has yet managed to maintain and sharpen its focus on the professional space. That may, in part, explain why, in 2016, Microsoft chose to put down more than $26 billion Washingtons to buy LinkedIn.While both LinkedIn's web site and mobile […]
          Prälat der Homosex- und Drogen-Party identifiziert   
Italienische Medien haben den vatikanischen Prälaten identifiziert, der bei einer homosexuellen Drogenorgie in einer Wohnung im Vatikan festgenommen wurde. Es handelt sich um Monsignore Luigi Capozzi (49), einen Mitarbeiter des Päpstlichen Rates für die Gesetzestexte. Der Rat wird von Kardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio geleitet, der sich in der Vergangenheit mehrfach über die „positiven Aspekte“ von Homosex-Paaren geäußert hat.
„Riposte Catholique“ bezeichnet Capozzi als „glühenden Anhänger von Papst Franziskus“. Auf linkedin.com nennt er sich selbst einen „Experten für Kirchenrecht und dogmatische Theologie“. Capozzi stammt Salerno und empfing 1992 die Priesterweihe. Er gehört nun zur Diözese Palestrina bei Rom.
Im September 2016 beglückwünschte der Bischof von Palestrina, Domenico Sigalini, die ersten beiden Schwulen, die in Rom eine Pseudo-Ehe eingingen. „Es steht außer Frage, dass zwei Freunde, die einander lieben, dieselben Rechte haben wie jedes andere Paar.“
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          Como a falta de sono afeta seu cérebro   

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Cientistas do Canadá lançaram o que promete ser o maior estudo do mundo sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro.

Publicado na BBC Brasil

Eles esperam que pessoas de todo o mundo se registrem pela internet para fazer testes cognitivos e participar do experimento.

Jogos de computador testarão habilidades como raciocínio, compreensão da linguagem e tomada de decisões.

O estudo é coordenado pelo neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen, do Instituto de Cérebro e Mente da Universidade Western, no Canadá.

“Sabemos como nos sentimos após uma noite mal dormida, mas conhecemos muito pouco sobre os efeitos da falta de sono no cérebro. Queremos ver como isso afeta a cognição, a memória e a habilidade de concentração”, diz ele.

A equipe irá analisar o desempenho dos participantes nos testes cognitivos e avaliar os diferentes resultados a partir das horas dormidas.

A necessidade diária de sono varia de pessoa para pessoa, mas se o estudo conseguir reunir um número significativo de voluntários, permitirá aos cientistas determinar um número médio de horas necessárias para a otimização da função cerebral.

O repórter da BBC Fergus Walsh e mais quatro voluntários passaram a noite na Universidade Western, onde testaram os jogos e puderam verificar como a falta de sono afeta o desempenho cognitivo.

Fergus Walsh Image caption Voluntários (no sentido horário): Hooman Ganjavi, Sylvie Salewski, Evan Agnew e Cecilia Kramar

Fergus Walsh
Image caption Voluntários (no sentido horário): Hooman Ganjavi, Sylvie Salewski, Evan Agnew e Cecilia Kramar

Voluntários

Hooman Ganjavi, 42 anos, psiquiatra, acostumado a fazer plantões noturnos: “Durmo apenas de quatro a cinco horas por noite. Sei que a falta de sono aumenta o risco de doenças cardíacas e de derrame, mas, como muitos médicos, não aplico essas regras ao meu dia a dia”.

Sylvie Salewski, 31 anos, mãe de duas meninas pequenas: “Para mim uma boa noite de sono é quando elas me acordam duas ou três vezes; não consigo me lembrar do que é dormir uma noite toda sem ser incomodada; normalmente me sinto meio desnorteada no dia seguinte”.

Evan Agnew, 75 anos, vigia aposentado: “Nunca dormi mais de oito horas de sono por noite, e na minha idade não acho que preciso de mais de quatro horas. Acabo complementando meu sono durante o dia com um ou dois cochilos”.

Cecilia Kramar, 31 anos, neurocientista que faz pesquisas cognitivas com camundongos noturnos, o que significa passar noites em claro no laboratório: “Quando não durmo muito, não consigo fazer nada complicado no dia seguinte, como ler uma revista científica, porque meu cérebro não funciona bem”.

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Owen Lab, Western Image caption Testes foram refeitos depois de noite mal dormida

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Testes

Os testes podem ser jogados em qualquer computador, tablet ou smartphone.

Double Trouble: Você deve clicar na palavra debaixo que corresponde à cor na qual a palavra acima está escrita. Exemplo: se a palavra na linha superior é “azul”, mas está em vermelho, você deve clicar na palavra da linha inferior que também está em vermelho, mesmo se estiver escrito “azul”.

Odd One Out: Começa simples, mas vai se tornando cada vez mais complexo. Você tem de achar o objeto que não pertence ao grupo.

Grammatical reasoning: A afirmação sobre o diagrama é verdadeira ou falsa? Parece fácil, até você começar a lidar com negações.

Spatial planning: O jogo testa a habilidade de planejar com antecedência – como todos os jogos, mede as competências cognitivas que usamos repetidamente durante todo o dia.

Desempenho

“Depois de ficarmos acordados até as 4h, podemos dormir por 4h. Quando refizemos os testes cognitivos durante a manhã, Evan, Cecilia e eu tivemos um desempenho muito pior do que na noite anterior”, conta o repórter da BBC.

Hooman – que está acostumado a ficar de plantão – não registrou uma variação negativa em sua pontuação, enquanto que a de Sylvie chegou, inclusive, a melhorar.

“Embora fique um pouco desnorteada durante a manhã, talvez tenha me acostumado a funcionar com pouco sono. Tenho de estar funcionando assim que meus filhos acordam, então é normal para mim”, disse Sylvie.

Sempre soube que não funciono direito quando não durmo bem, então para mim não foi surpresa que minha pontuação tenha caído dramaticamente durante a manhã.

No caso de Walsh, da BBC, para descobrir o que estava acontecendo com seu cérebro, ele repetiu os testes cognitivos dentro de uma máquina de tomografia computadorizada.

“Meu cérebro foi examinado duas vezes – depois de uma noite de sono normal e logo depois de uma noite mal dormida. A tomografia é capaz de detectar o fluxo de sangue no meu cérebro – as áreas que estão trabalhando mais intensamente são identificadas pelas manchas laranjas”, explica.

OWEN LAB, WESTERN Image caption Imagem à esquerda mostra atividade do cérebro do repórter durante testes cognitivos depois de uma noite de sono normal, enquanto a da direita, do seu cérebro privado de sono

OWEN LAB, WESTERN
Image caption Imagem à esquerda mostra atividade do cérebro do repórter durante testes cognitivos depois de uma noite de sono normal, enquanto a da direita, do seu cérebro privado de sono

A comparação entre as duas imagens não deixou dúvidas: por causa da falta de sono, o cérebro do jornalista apresentou um nível de atividade bem baixa.

“Há muito menos atividade nos lobos frontal e parietais – áreas que sabemos serem cruciais para a tomada de decisões, a solução de problemas e a memória”, explica Owen, o coordenador do estudo.

Todos nós sabemos que é perigoso dirigir quando estamos cansados, porque nosso tempo de reação diminui e podemos dormir ao volante.

Mas os efeitos da falta de sono no nosso cotidiano são bem menos compreendidos.

“Pode ser que a falta de sono esteja tendo efeitos muito profundos na tomada de decisão e talvez a gente devesse evitar tomar decisões importantes como comprar uma casa ou mesmo se casar depois de uma noite mal dormida”, avalia Owen.

Fergus Walsh Image caption Estudo é encabeçado por neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen

Fergus Walsh
Image caption Estudo é encabeçado por neurocientista britânico Adrian Owen

Resultado

Passamos praticamente um terço das nossas vidas dormindo. Ou seja, o sono é tão vital para a nossa saúde quanto os alimentos que ingerimos e o ar que respiramos.

Mas nossa cultura de estarmos ligados durante 24 horas por dia está reduzindo nossas horas de sono.

No mês passado, um estudo na revista científica Nature Reviews Neuroscience apontou que havia “uma compreensão notavelmente pequena” das consequências da falta de sono crônica para o cérebro.

A pesquisa dizia que mais estudos são necessários face ao que chamou de “declínio considerável da duração de sono em todas as nações industrializadas”.


          Por que ter uma memória ruim pode ser uma coisa boa, segundo a ciência   

O personagem Dory de Procurando Nemo: esquecer das coisas nem sempre é um mau sinal (Foto: Divulgação)

O personagem Dory de Procurando Nemo: esquecer das coisas nem sempre é um mau sinal (Foto: Divulgação)

Ao esquecer detalhes que não são importantes, o seu cérebro está ajudando você a tomar as decisões certas

Publicado na Época Negócios

Sabe aquelas pessoas que vivem se gabando de ter uma memória perfeita? Nunca esquecem nenhum nome, a cidade que visitaram há 10 anos, lembram todos os detalhes dos filmes. De acordo com cientistas, você deveria deixar de invejar essa gente, pois esquecer é uma coisa normal e, veja só, ainda te torna mais inteligente.

Em uma pesquisa publicada recentemente na Neuron, e divulgada pela Time, o time de cientistas liderado por Paul Frankland e Blake Richards, da Universidade de Toronto, concluiu que o principal objetivo da memória não é transmitir a informação de forma mais precisa ao longo do tempo. E, sim, otimizar o poder de decisão inteligente ao se apegar ao que é realmente importante e “esquecendo” o que é irrelevante.

“É importante que o cérebro esqueça detalhes irrelevantes e, em vez disso, se concentre em tudo o que vai ajudar a tomar decisões práticas no mundo real”, afirma Blake Richards, que integra o programa Learning in Machine and Brains (Aprendizado em Máquinas e Cérebros).

Após estudar e cruzar informações sobre memória, perda de memória e atividade cerebral em seres humanos e animais, os pesquisadores perceberam que o cérebro cria novas conexões que se sobrepõem às mais antigas. Essa observação foi feita nos estudos de Frankland com cobaias, provando que as células do cérebro são formadas no hipocampo – região associada com o aprendizado de novas coisas. As conexões que surgem a partir dos conhecimentos substituem as memórias antigas e tornam seu acesso mais difícil.

Essa troca constante de memórias antigas por novas pode trazer verdadeiros benefícios evolucionários, dizem os pesquisadores. Por exemplo: nos permite adaptar a novas situações, deixando de lado as informações desatualizada e potencialmente enganosas.

“Se você está tentando viver sua vida e seu cérebro insiste em relembrar memórias conflitantes, isso torna mais difícil que você tome uma decisão acertada”, diz Richards.

Nossos cérebros também nos ajudam a esquecer fatos específicos, mas retêm uma ideia geral do que aconteceu. Isso, dizem os pesquisadores, nos dá a habilidade de generalizar experiências anteriores e aplicar o conhecimento em situações atuais.

Os cientistas afirmam que é normal admirar aquela pessoa que sempre vence nos jogos de memória, como Master, Perfil ou Imagem e Ação. ‘Mas o fato é que o processo da evolução formou nossa memória não para ganhar jogos de trivia, mas para tomar decisões inteligentes”, diz Richards. “E quando você olha para o que é necessário a fim de tomar decisões inteligentes, então podemos argumentar que é saudável esquecer algumas coisas”.

O que isso significa para quem vive esquecendo nomes e detalhes que acabou de ler, pessoas que encontrou ontem ou até mesmo onde deixou as chaves de casa? Para Richards, essas pessoas deveriam se exigir menos, dentro do limite do razoável.

“Ninguém quer esquecer tudo o que aprendeu, e se você anda esquecendo mais do que o normal, aí sim tem uma razão para se preocupar”, diz o pesquisador. “Mas se você costuma esquecer um ou outro detalhe, é provavelmente um sinal de que o seu sistema de memória é perfeitamente saudável e está fazendo exatamente o que deveria”.

Considerando-se a atual sociedade em que vivemos, em que há computadores por todo lado e a possibilidade de pesquisar tudo no Google, Richards afirma que nossos cérebros não precisam mais guardar uma quantidade enorme de informações, como número de telefone e quem foi o primeiro homem a pisar na Lua. “Ao invés de guardar essas informações irrelevantes, nossos cérebros estão liberados para arquivar memórias que realmente fazem diferença para nossas vidas”, diz.

O pesquisador recomenda ainda uma “limpeza” regular no sistema de memória – facilmente resolvido com idas frequentes à academia ou se exercitando em casa e nos parques.

“Nós sabemos que a atividade física aumenta o número de neurônios no hipocampo”, diz. Sim, isso talvez faça com que algumas memórias se percam, diz, “mas são exatamente aqueles detalhes da sua vida que não têm importância, e que talvez estejam te impedindo de tomar boas decisões”.


          Esse cara montou uma réplica funcional de câmbio de 6 marchas usando LEGO   

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Igor Napol, no TecMundo

Os bloquinhos e peças de LEGO permitem que uma galera talentosa crie coisas impressionantes, como réplicas de carros em tamanho real, conceitos de veículos futuristas e testes de colisão que são, no mínimo, muito curiosos.

É por isso que a criação de um sueco, identificado apenas como Dgustafsson13, não fica atrás: o rapaz criou um câmbio de seis marchas utilizando peças da linha Technic da marca de bloquinhos que funciona como um modelo real. Além dos blocos, um motor e engrenagens da linha Power Functions são usados para fazer a coisa toda girar – e é algo espetacular de se ver.

O criador do pequenino câmbio explica que tudo a transmissão é sincronizada, como em um câmbio de verdade, o que significa que você não pode “comer” marchas. Como o rapaz é muito gente boa, ele disponibilizou um passo a passo de como você pode montar o seu próprio câmbio.

Por incrível que pareça, a montagem é bastante simples e talvez ajude bastante você que, assim como eu, sabe trocar as marchas mas tem dificuldades em entender como funciona a bruxaria dentro de uma caixa de câmbio.


          Abriu um bar inspirado em ‘Game of Thrones’ e nós estamos apaixonados   

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Um pop up bar inspirado em ‘Game of Thrones’ está chegando a Washington, D.C., Estados Unidos – o que é uma ótima notícia para todos aqueles que sempre quiseram beber vinho tão ameaçadoramente quanto Cersei. O local, que servirá drinks com nomes como “Dracarys” e “Dothraquiri”, funcionará até o dia 27 de agosto.

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“Começamos pensando sobre o que esses personagens fictícios de ‘Game of Thrones’ beberiam, quais coquetéis os representariam e quais momentos deveriam ser representados”, diz o gerente Paul Taylor ao Distractify.

É o caso de ‘The North Remembers’ (US $ 15) – uma bebida saborosa com base de uísque – que é servida em uma jarra de chifres. Um drink feito com uma dose de tequila, água tônica e toranja se chama ‘Shame’ (US $ 13) e vem com um pequeno sino para tocar, para que todos possam ver sua desgraça.

O pub foi aberto oficialmente no dia 21 de junho, é decorado com alguns elementos que remetem à série como dragões e, claro, o trono de ferro.

Veja algumas fotos do local e – se puder – corra para lá:

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          Americana mata namorado com tiro em ‘brincadeira’ para o YouTube que deu errado   

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Uma mulher foi acusada de homicídio por ter atirado em seu namorado em Minnesota (EUA) em uma “brincadeira nas redes sociais que deu errado”.

Monalisa Perez, de 19 anos, foi detida depois de atirar contra Pedro Ruiz enquanto ele segurava um livro contra o peito, acreditando que o objeto impediria a passagem da bala.

Autoridades dizem que Ruiz, de 22 anos, morreu em consequência do tiro no peito.

A filha de três anos do casal e cerca de 30 pessoas assistiram à cena, transmitida pelo YouTube Live, o serviço de streaming em tempo real da plataforma.

Claudia Ruiz, tia de Ruiz, disse ao canal WDAY-TV que seu sobrinho lhe disse que eles fariam a brincadeira “porque queriam mais seguidores, queriam ficar famosos”.

“Ele me contou a ideia e eu disse ‘não faça isso, não faça isso. Por que você vai usar uma arma? Por quê?”, disse Claudia Ruiz ao canal de notícias.

“Eles estavam apaixonados, eles se amavam”, disse. “Foi apenas uma brincadeira que deu errado”.

Perez, que está grávida do segundo filho do casal, é acusada de homicídio culposo. Ela deve comparecer à Justiça na quarta-feira.

O procurador James Brue descreveu o livro usado na “brincadeira” como uma enciclopédia de capa dura e disse que a arma usada era uma pistola Desert Eagle de calibre 50.

A polícia apreendeu duas câmeras que teriam gravado o incidente de segunda-feira.

O disparo único foi feito a cerca de 30 centímetros de distância e em meio à movimentação dos vizinhos para assistir à cena em sua casa em Minnesota.

Ela disse às autoridades que a brincadeira foi ideia de Ruiz e que ele a convenceu a fazê-lo.

Mais cedo no mesmo dia ela tuitou sobre a ideia. “Eu e Pedro vamos gravar um dos vídeos mais perigosos de todos os tempos. Ideia dele, não minha”, escreveu ela no Twitter.

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“Todos estavam chorando. Eu estava atrás daquela árvore bem ali. E foi isso. Eu não conseguia aguentar mais então tive que ir para casa”, disse o vizinho Wayne Cameron à WDAY-TV.

O casal começou um canal no YouTube em maio deste ano com o objetivo de mostrar “a vida real de um casal jovem que são pais adolescentes”.

O título do vídeo mais recente do canal, postado no dia em que Ruiz morreu, era “Fazendo brincadeiras assustadoras no parque”.

Na semana passada, Perez disse aos seus seguidores que era uma “benção” ter seu marido em casa para o nascimento do filho, previsto para setembro.


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          Aumentan 20% los salarios de las Fuerzas de Seguridad   
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El aumento será similar al que el Gobierno acordó con el gremio estatal UPCN para los empleados públicos, aunque éstos lo perciben en tres tramos (junio, julio y agosto).

El Gobierno fijó un aumento salarial del 20% en dos cuotas para los haberes de julio y agosto que perciben los integrantes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad.

El incremento para los efectivos de la Gendarmería, Prefectura, Policía Federal y Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria se formalizó a través del decreto 463 publicado este viernes en el Boletín Oficial.

El aumento será similar al que el Gobierno acordó con el gremio estatal UPCN para los empleados públicos, aunque éstos lo perciben en tres tramos (junio, julio y agosto).

La primera cuota se verá reflejada en los salarios de julio, que se cobran en los primeros días de agosto; y la segunda, en los salarios de agosto, que se cobran en los primeros días de setiembre.

En la norma, firmada por el presidente Mauricio Macri, se explicó que la medida tiene "el propósito del Gobierno Nacional de reconocer y mantener una adecuada jerarquización en relación con la capacidad, responsabilidad y dedicación que la correcta ejecución de la actividad de los integrantes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad".

El aumento en todas las jerarquías de oficiales y suboficiales de las instituciones de seguridad se aplicará en una primera cuota al 1 de julio y la segunda correspondiente al 1 de agosto.

Además, los incrementos abarcarán los suplementos que perciben los efectivos, como "cumplimiento de tareas específicas de seguridad", "mayor exigencia del servicio", "disponibilidad permanente para el cargo", entre otros.

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          La candidata de Cristina ya tiene una denuncia en la justicia federal   
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Fernanda Vallejos, la candidata de CFK para reforzar la crítica a la economía de Mauricio Macri.

Una ONG denunció este viernes a la candidata kirchnerista Fernanda Vallejos por haber acumulado 3 contratos simultáneos con el Estado a pesar de que está prohibido. La presentación fue realizada Ciudadanos Libres por la Calidad Institucional y recayó en el juzgado de Rodolfo Canicoba Corral.

La ONG denunció a Vallejos, primera candidata a diputada nacional de Unidad Ciudadana en la provincia de Buenos Aires, a partir de un artículo publicado en el portal Border Periodismo que reveló que la economista llegó a ser asesora de una senadora, figurar en planta de la Cámara Baja y tener un puesto en el ministerio de Economía.

De acuerdo a la nota, Vallejos logró acumular los 3 cargos porque omitió informar sobre los otros en una declaración juradas. Por esto, la denuncia impulsada por el abogado Josè Mangiocalda denunció a la candidata kirchnerista por "falsedad ideológica", es decir, adulteración de documentos públicos.

Vallejos tomó relevancia pública días atrás luego de que sus primeras declaraciones públicas tras la confirmación de su candidatura fueran una defensa de Amado Boudou, que deberá enfrentar un juicio oral por un resonado caso de corrupción, y la afirmación de que las denuncias sobre la malversación de los recursos públicos "son un invento de los medios".

La nota de Border Periodismo:

"Pero, ¿por qué Vallejos no quiso o no supo tomar distancia de Boudou, en su primera aparición como candidata? Las lealtades, a veces, juegan malas pasadas. La candidata es economista y formó parte de La Gran Makro, una agrupación política creada en 2011 por el ex vicepresidente -entonces con aspiraciones porteñas- y su entonces viceministro en Economía, Roberto Feletti. En esa usina de colegas K, también abrevó Alejandro Robba, ex subsecretario de Coordinación Económica y, según la gacetilla que presentaba el espacio, “enlace entre La Gran Makro y el equipo económico” que comandaba Boudou desde el Ministerio. Vallejos había ingresado en 2010 a la gestión pública K, como asesora de Robba -que dependía de Feletti y, por jerarquía de Boudou-, trabajó en la Dirección de Cuentas Nacionales y se mantuvo hasta 2015, ya bajo la gestión de Axel Kicillof, quien fuera su profesor en la UBA.

Es que Vallejos llegó a contar con tres empleos públicos a la vez, al menos en 2014, lo que las normativas de empleo público prohíben. El segundo trabajo también llegó con la firma de Boudou: fue designada como asesora en el despacho de la entonces senadora por La Pampa, María de los Ángeles Higonet.

El alta de Vallejos en el Senado se hizo mediante un contrato de locación de servicios, “a partir del día 01 de octubre de 2013 y hasta el día 31 de diciembre de 2013, siendo el monto de la cuota mensual a percibir de PESOS SIETE MIL ($ 7.000)”, según reza el decreto 1404/13 de la Presidencia del Senado, con la rúbrica del ex vicepresidente. La designación se renovó con el mismo tipo de contratación y honorarios con los sucesivos decretos 328/14, 853/14, 2017/14 y 985/15, todos contratos semestrales, salvo el último que terminó el 31 de noviembre de 2015, ya veremos, no por casualidad.

La senadora Higonet auspició varias charlas de Vallejos en distintos municipios pampeanos, como su disertación en el “Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres de la línea Compromiso Peronista”, a mediados de 2013, en Toay; u otra titulada “La Economía en el proyecto nacional: Análisis de la coyuntura, Soberanía, Desendeudamiento y holdouts”, en Realicó, en agosto de 2014.

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Higonet cumplió su mandato a fines de 2015 pero generó polémica cuando intentó perpetuarse en el Senado, al lograr que Boudou le creara una dirección especial y a medida: fue designada al frente de la “Unidad de Coordinación con la OIT-Delegación Parlamentaria Argentina ante la OIT” y pudo nombrar su staff, incluso mientras aún cumplía su mandato legislativo. Pero el decreto que perpetuaba a la senadora en la estructura del Senado fue derogado cuando asumió Gabriela Michetti.

Fue curioso que Vallejos no figurara entre los empleados elegidos por Higonet para acompañarla. La economista, sin embargo, tenía una salida mejor: en noviembre de 2015 la nombraron en planta permanente en Diputados. La hoy candidata K había ingresado a la Cámara Baja del Congreso en septiembre de 2014, contratada como planta transitoria y fue traspasada justo antes del cambio de Gobierno. Hasta el día de hoy figura nombrada en la Dirección de Comisiones de la Secretaría Parlamentaria, con la categoría A3 que, según la escala oficial del Congreso, representa un sueldo bruto de 48 mil pesos (37 mil, de bolsillo).

En su Linkedin, Vallejos admite la superposición de dos cargos. No menciona el Senado.

Tanto la legislación sobre empleo público como las normas que comunica la Oficina Anticorrupción prohíben la acumulación de cargos. Vallejos siempre contó con al menos dos, primero en Economía y el Senado, y luego en el ministerio y la Cámara de Diputados, llegando a la paradoja de contar con los tres cargos públicos en 2014. Allí puede explicarse que su método de contratación en el Senado fuera un “contrato de locación de servicio”, tal vez una vía para disimular la superposición. Sin embargo, cuando un empleado asume un puesto en el Estado debe completar una declaración jurada en la que está obligado a explicitar todos sus trabajos, para detectar incompatibilidades.

#BORDER accedió a la DDJJ que Vallejos presentó ante el Senado en 2014. El formulario está en blanco y lleva su firma y la de su jefa, la senadora Higonet. La economista omitió informar su vínculo tanto con Economía como con la Cámara de Diputados. Las declaraciones juradas son documentos públicos y mentir en ellos puede significar un delito".

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          Campaña: Cristina habló con el panadero que le cantó una canción de amor   
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Cristina compartió un video en el que habla, vía Skype, con un panadero.

Si bien la campaña electoral aún no comenzó oficialmente, en la práctica los precandidatos ya arrancaron hace rato. Cristina Fernández, siempre activa en las redes sociales, parece estar intentando renovar su imagen y este viernes (30/06) utilizó el mismo recurso que Mauricio Macri: filmó la charla que mantuvo, vía Skype, con un 'hombre corriente'.

La ex mandataria publicó un video en HD (alta definición) con la videollamada realizó con Gabriel Etcheverry, un panadero santiagueño que trascendió en las redes por su interpretación de "No hay nada más difícil que vivir sin ti", uno de los temas más populares de Marco Antonio Solís, dedicado a Cristina.

"Te vi, medio país me habló de vos", aseguró la ex Presidente desde el living de su departamento de Recoleta, al iniciar la videollamada.

"Veníamos creciendo y de pronto: ¡pump! Se cayó todo. Aumentó la harina, la luz, el gas. ¿Por qué pensás que te quiero tanto? Vos representás a todos. Vos sos la única que ha venido y le ha puesto un precio al aceite y nadie más lo puede remarcar", recordó el panadero, entre otras cosas.

El video concluye con una especie de reflexión de Cristina al finalizar la comunicación, y visiblemente emocionada dice:"¡Guau! Estas son las cosas que me manda él".

 Para Gabriel, que amasa facturas con amor y con fe, y para su familia, gracias de corazón. pic.twitter.com/ADL65E98f6

 

El video del panadero que se viralizó en las redes:


Cabe recordar que hace dos semanas, Mauricio Macri había realizado algo similar: publicó en su cuenta oficial de Facebook un video en el que se lo ve hablando por teléfono con un hombre que le había enviado una carta planteándole la problemática de los precios por la inflación. En la charla telefónica, ambos dialogaron sobre el tema del consumo de los argentinos, y el Presidente instó a los “empresarios y gremios a que trabajen juntos para que las cosas se produzcan por menor valor”.

 

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Siempre activa en las redes sociales, Cristina Fernández arrancó la campaña intentando renovar su imagen. Y para ello, emuló a Mauricio Macri y compartió en las redes sociales una videollamada que realizó con un panadero santiagueño, quien se hizo conocido por su interpretación de "No hay nada más difícil que vivir sin ti" dedicado a la ex presidente. Hace 2 semanas, Macri había pubicado un video en el que se lo veía hablando por teléfono con un hombre que le había mandado una carta.
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          Los de Larreta y Lousteau juntos le ganaron las elecciones al kirchnerismo en Derecho   
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El kirchnerismo perdió en Derecho.
 
La lista Graduados Pluralistas, la unión entre la UCR y el PRO de la Ciudad, logró un triunfo en las elecciones de la Facultad de Derecho de la UBA al ganar tres de los cuatro lugares de consejeros directivos que se pusieron en juego con un 60% de los votos.
 
El kirchnerismo, que se presentó con el nombre Frente de Abogados Populares, quedó en segundo lugar y conquistó un consejero entre los graduados. 
 
El radical que viene de Franja Morada Leandro Martínez y la macrista Silvia Bianco, actual integrante de la Magistratura porteña, junto a Pablo Gianibelli, son los tres consejeros electos por Graduados Pluralistas. Sus votos suman en la elección del futuro rector de la UBA que tendrá lugar hacia fin de año. 
 
En la contienda en la que votaron los abogados egresados de la Facultad de Derecho de UBA, el PRO y Franja Morada llegaron a una lista de unidad.
 
En los tres días que duró la elección que finalizó anoche, se vio votar a dirigentes como Ricardo Alfonsín, Daniel Angelici, Martín Ocampo, Mariano Genovesi, Leandro Halperin, Francisco Quintana, Diego Capuya, Carlos Mas Vélez, Maria Gorbea, Daniel Lipovesky, entre otros tantos. 
 
Según el sitio 'La Política Online', una de las graduadas electas, la consejera Silvia Bianco, remarcó el éxito de la lista que integró y consideró que es el resultado de "trabajar por una facultad pública, democrática, tolerante y de excelencia académica".
 
La votación se llevó adelante desde el lunes y votaron todos los graduados empadronados, en la sede de la Facultad de Derecho. 
 
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Lo que no ocurrió de cara a los comicios legislativos se dio en el ámbito universitario: para enfrentar al kirchnerismo, se formó Cambiemos con el radicalismo y el macrismo, que con candidatos ligados al PRO de Horacio Rodríguez Larreta y dirigentes de la UCR alineados bajo la candidatura a diputado nacional de Martín Lousteau, obtuvieron un contundente triunfo frente al sector del Frente para la Victoria, que se presentó con el nombre de Frente de Abogados Populares.
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          Ricos & Corruptos, así encasilló Massa a sus contrincantes   
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El precandidato a senador nacional por la provincia de Buenos Aires del frente '1País', Sergio Massa, minimizó hoy las chances de triunfo de la ex presidenta Cristina Fernández en los comicios legislativos, al afirmar que la gente no votará "un gobierno para ricos" ni uno "de corruptos".
 
En ese marco, volvió a mostrarse como una "alternativa" junto a Margarita Stolbizer, y dijo que la responsabilidad es "construir una cosa distinta de lo que puedan plantear unos y otros".
 
"Estoy convencido de que la gente no va a votar ni un gobierno para ricos ni un gobierno de corruptos. Va a votar una alternativa", resaltó.
 
En declaraciones a radio 'Con Vos', Massa sostuvo que "esa alternativa" la está construyendo "junto a Margarita Stolbizer, y en octubre la gente no va a quedar rehén de la trampa". "Me genera la responsabilidad de construir una cosa distinta a lo que pueden plantear unos y otros", añadió.
 
El ex jefe de Gabinete durante el primer gobierno de Cristina Fernández evitó además responderle a Florencio Randazzo, quien ayer lo tildó de "oportunista" al lanzar su precandidatura a senador nacional.
 
"Si hay algo que no necesita esta campaña, y la gente, es que entremos en el juego de la simple descalificación". 
 
Hay que aprovechar estos meses para contar qué es lo que queremos hacer. Parte de lo que hoy se denomina la grieta es que no se discuten las cuestiones de fondo y terminan siendo discusión banal sobre descalificaciones y cuestiones de vanidad", subrayó.
 
Por otro lado, se mostró abierto a discutir la importancia de las PASO, tal como planteó el jefe de Gabinete, Marcos Peña, ya que "la discusión interna quita la energía y la posibilidad de contarle a la gente cómo resolver los problemas", aunque pidió que el debate "sea en el Congreso y no a través de los medios".
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"La gente no va a votar ni a un gobierno para ricos, ni uno de corruptos", dijo el precandidato a senador nacional por la provincia de Buenos Aires, Sergio Massa, quien volvió a mostrarse como una "alternativa" junto a Margarita Stolbizer, y dijo que la responsabilidad es "construir una cosa distinta de lo que puedan plantear unos y otros". Se refirió a la "grieta" y evitó responderle a Florencio Randazzo, quien lo tildó ayer de "oportunista".
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          Randazzo: “Cristina es funcional al Gobierno y la gestión de Scioli fue un desastre”   
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Randazzo, concedió una entrevista después de 2 años

Hacía dos años que Florencio Randazzo no brindaba entrevistas a medios periodísticos. Lo hizo este viernes (30/6) a periodista Marcelo Longobardi en Radio Mitre. Allí, contó cómo fue la reunión que mantuvo con la expresidenta Cristina Fernández antes del cierre de las listas de candidatos y qué le ofrecieron para abandonar su postulación. También criticó con dureza la gestión de Daniel Scioli.

Randazzo dijo que "la decisión que tomó Cristina" de postularse en las próximas elecciones es "funcional al gobierno" de Mauricio Macri y“pone en discusión el pasado, y tenemos que ver qué errores cometimos y ver el futuro".

"Me preocupa que algunos intendentes hayan adherido a la candidatura de Cristina", señaló el precandidato bonaerense del Frente Justicialista.

Además, advirtió que en el sector que lidera la expresidenta "ya habían tomado la decisión de formar un frente y sacar al peronismo para que no participemos" de una primaria.

Por otra parte, cuestionó el "oportunismo" de dirigentes peronistas que, según consideró, estuvieron muy cerca de la expresidenta pero ahora la critican.

Randazzo dio detalles del encuentro reservado con la exjefa de Estado y justificó el desacuerdo con la expresidenta porque las "diferencias eran incompatibles con la posibilidad de acompañarla" en las listas de Unidad Ciudadana, y confirmó que el kirchnerismo le ofreció la postulación como segundo precandidato a senador o como cabeza de la lista de diputados. "Sabía que había muy pocas posibilidades de reparar lo que estaba roto, fundamentalmente por la decisión nuestra de participar en una PASO. La reunión fue muy amable pero yo no estoy de acuerdo con que los candidatos se elijan por el dedo", dijo el exfuncionario.

Por otro lado, definió como "un desastre" la gestión de Daniel Scioli como gobernador y cuestionó al Gobierno nacional porque, según consideró, "agravó los problemas que ya existían y tiene grandes problemas a la hora gestionar".

"La ilusión se transformó en dolor y desilusión", señaló, con respecto a la gestión de Cambiemos, a la vez que evaluó que "el endeudamiento que está haciendo este Gobierno va a hipotecar el futuro".

Para el exministro de Interior, "Macri tiene que tener una actitud diferente con una mirada al futuro" y "no remitirse siempre hacia el pasado".

También se diferenció de la gobernadora María Eugenia Vidal y dijo tener "una visión muy diferente a la que a diario quieren transmitir".

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El precandidato a Senador Nacional por Cumplir Florencio Randazzo, brindó este viernes (30/6) su primera entrevista a un medio de comunicación después de dos años. En declaraciones a Radio Mitre contó cómo fue la reunión que mantuvo con Cristina Fernández antes del cierre de listas y calificó como “desastre” la gestión de Daniel Scioli en la provincia de Buenos Aires. "La decisión que tomó Cristina" de postularse para las próximas elecciones es "funcional al gobierno" de Mauricio Macri, opinó el exministro de Transporte a la vez que reveló que el kirchnerismo le había ofrecido la postulación como segundo precandidato a senador o como cabeza de la lista de diputados pero que rechazó las propuestas porque las "diferencias eran incompatibles con la posibilidad de acompañarla (a Cristina)".
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          Aparecen ‘brotes verdes’, pero la mitad de la gente gana menos de $10.000    
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Hay señales de recuperación, pero no impactan en la gente y la campaña ya llegó.

El Gobierno nacional se entusiasma por dos razones: aparecen datos positivos en la economía y coinciden con el inicio de la campaña electoral. El problema es que esos ‘brotes verdes’ están lejos de aliviar la situación de millones de argentinos que han visto deteriorada su economía personal desde la llegada de Cambiemos al poder. Según el Indec, la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes.

Pero volviendo sobre los ‘brotes’, parecen innegables ciertas señales positivas que reflejan los diarios Ámbito Financiero, BAE y Cronista (muy disímiles entre sí en su línea editorial con respecto al Gobierno de Mauricio Macri).

En Cronista se destaca este viernes (30/6) que las empresas que cotizan en Bolsa ganaron 95% más que en 2016 según el Instituto Argentino de Mercado de Capitales (IAMC). Las 87 firmas de origen nacional que cotizan en bolsa tuvieron ganancias por u$s 1400 millones en el primer trimestre, lo que significó un avance del 95% con respecto al mismo período de 2016.

En tanto, de los 25 sectores económicos representados en la bolsa argentina, 19 exhibieron resultados positivos y 15 de ellos mejoraron con respecto a los primeros tres meses de 2016.

En el primer trimestre de este año hubo 6 sectores (transporte de gas, distribución de gas, transporte de energía eléctrica, construcción, manufacturas de origen industrial y agricultura y ganadería) que habían reportado pérdidas entre enero y marzo del año pasado y revirtieron la situación en 2017.

Por su parte, Ámbito Financiero refleja que tras 15 caídas consecutivas, la industria creció un 2,7% en mayo. El dato pertenece al INDEC pero se ubicó en línea con lo esperado por el mercado.

Se trata de la suba interanual del quinto mes del año y el Estimador Mensual Industrial (EMI) cortó una racha de 15 meses consecutivos en baja.

También la Industria alimenticia presentó alzas en casi todos sus componentes, excepto la producción de lácteos que bajó el 1,5% en términos interanuales.

El Diario BAE destaca que el impulso se dio por el repunte en las fábricas automotrices ya que las exportaciones de vehículos de transporte crecieron 30% en mayo.

Otro ‘motor’ de la economía como la construcción también registró un crecimiento del 10,3% en mayo y anotó su tercera suba consecutiva. Consolidó la recuperación del sector y alcanzó un trimestre de crecimiento por encima de los dos dígitos.

La recuperación del sector mostró en mayo un aumento del 26,3% en los pedidos de construcción de emprendimientos privados en los 41 municipios mas importantes del país según el Indec, que es el registro más alto de los últimos tres años. Ese indicador mostró una suba del 20,8% en mayo respecto de abril último.

Y no menos importante: La mejora de la actividad permitió un crecimiento de los puestos de trabajo en abril pasado del 6,3% interanual mientras que en los primeros cuatro meses del año se crearon más de 22 mil nuevos empleos, de acuerdo con los datos de los puestos de trabajos registrados en la seguridad social.

El problema es que los brotes tardan en aliviar la situación social. El Indec también informó que la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes. Se trata de una realidad que Cambiemos sabe que debe modificar y que será eje de la campaña opositora.

Según destaca BAE, la desigualdad social casi no se redujo: de acuerdo al índice de Gini, la distribución de la riqueza en el país casi no cambió con respecto al año pasado.

Seis de cada diez habitantes con trabajo no alcanzaban a superar con sus ingresos individuales el costo de la canasta básica total, condición que también enfrentaban el 40% de los hogares, indicó el Indec.

Según el estudio oficial, el 60 por ciento de la población tenía niveles de ingresos promedios de 13.093 pesos, situación en la que se encuentran más de 9,5 millones de personas.

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Este viernes (30/6) los diarios Ámbito Financiero, BAE y Cronista (muy disímiles entre sí en su línea editorial con respecto al Gobierno de Mauricio Macri) destacan que las empresas que cotizan en Bolsa ganaron 95% más que en 2016; que la industria creció un 2,7% en mayo y que la construcción también creció un 10,3% en el mismo mes. Son todos datos positivos que hablan de la existencia real de los denominados ‘brotes verdes’ de los que tanta publicidad viene haciendo el oficialismo. Estas novedades, cerca de la campaña electoral, son otra buena noticia para Cambiemos. Pero hay otra realidad que parece ir paralela: la mitad de la población argentina gana menos de $10.000 por mes, según el Indec.
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          Allanaron el supuesto hotel porteño de Cristina, que funcionaría para lavar dinero   
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La expresidente Cristina Fernández.
 
La Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria allanó el hotel Waldorf para secuestrar los libros de registro de huéspedes del establecimiento luego de que la diputada Margarita Stolbizer atribuyera el inmueble a Cristina Fernández y denunciara que el lugar funciona como una pantalla para lavar dinero.
 
En su presentación, la legisladora del GEN sostuvo que la familiar Kirchner usó a Osvaldo Sanfelice para comprar el Waldorf sin que su nombre figurara y así utilizar el inmueble "como fachada para diversas operaciones de dinero".
 
En otro escrito que acercó a Comodoro Py, Stolbizer y su abogada Silvina Martinez aportaron elementos que a su juicio podrían revelar una de las vías mediante las cuales "se canalizaban el pago de las coimas a funcionarios públicos por parte de la firma Constructora Norberto Odebrecht S.A". 
 
En concreto, Stolbizer detectó que los asientos del libro IVA Ventas del hotel dan cuenta de habitaciones que comenzaron a ser facturadas a la constructora brasileña luego de que Sanfelice adquiriera el inmueble en 2009.
 
Por pedido del fiscal Federico Delgado, titular de la Fiscalía Federal Nº 6, el juez Sebastián Casanello autorizó el allanamiento del hotel, ubicado en Paraguay 450. Actuó en el operativo la Unidad Operacional Control del Narcotráfico y Delito Complejo de la Unidad Regional I Este de la Policía de Seguridad Aeroportuaria.
 
Stolbizer señaló que a partir de 2012 los pagos realizados por Odebrecht aumentaron considerablemente. Hay períodos en los que el hotel emitió una factura diaria durante meses enteros a la firma brasileña. Esto ocurrió en julio y agosto de 2012; también en mayo, junio y septiembre de 2014. Si se suma la facturación del hotel de Sanfelice, supera la capacidad del establecimiento.
 
Además, la legisladora destacó que el patrimonio de Sanfelice creció en forma injustificada a partir de su vínculo con la familia Kirchner. En este sentido, en 2007 declaró bienes por 1.265.837 pesos. En 2008 los duplicó, al llevarlos a 3.245.081 pesos. Y en 2009 compró el Hotel Waldorf por 6.335.000 pesos, casi el doble de su patrimonio declarado.
 
El Waldorf tuvo un ejercicio negativo en 2009. Pero en 2010 el saldo positivo ascendió a 879 mil pesos. Ya en 2012 ganó un millón de pesos. Según los balances, la facturación creció de manera sostenida. Fueron cuatro millones y medio de pesos en 2009, más de 6 millones de pesos en 2010, casi 8 millones de pesos en 2011 y casi 9 millones de pesos durante 2013.
 
El del miércoles fue el segundo operativo que se llevó a cabo en el hotel atribuido a la ex presidente. 
 
Semanas atrás, personal de la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) encabezó un operativo en busca de "documentación respaldatoria" para la investigación de "la emisión de facturas truchas y elementos que respalden la teoría de la evasión".
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Tras la denuncia de la diputada Margarita Stolbizer y el pedido del fiscal Federico Delgado, el juez Sebastián Casanello autorizó el allanamiento del hotel Waldorf para secuestrar registros de huéspedes del inmueble que habría sido utilizado por los Kirchner "como fachada para diversas operaciones de dinero", entre ellas "el pago de coimas por parte de Odebrecht".
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          Tras el incidente con el auto, echaron a los custodios de Casa Rosada   
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Este jueves 29/6, el Gobierno pasó a disponibilidad a todos los policías que estuvieron la noche del 21/6 cuando una persona con trastornos psiquiátricos a bordo de un Renault 19 gris ingresó a la calle Balcarce y chocó frente a las rejas de la Casa Rosada, poniendo en alerta la zona de seguridad presidencial.

Pero pasarlos a disponibilidad no será el único acto a realizar, ya que se elabora un plan para reforzar la seguridad en todo el predio del edificio situado en Balcarce 50. "Se están analizando todas las alternativas posibles para reforzar las medidas de seguridad y de inmediato se evaluarán los pasos a seguir con las herramientas más convenientes", dijo un funcionario cercano al jefe de Estado a diversos medios.

Se evalúan varias medidas: reforzar la cantidad de efectivos, la posibilidad de aumentar los vallados, eliminar la circulación peatonal por la calle Balcarce frente a la Casa Rosada o reforzar las rejas. Pero hasta ahora no se definió nada. También se supo que hoy había mucho malestar en la Casa Rosada por el accionar lento y tardío que se vio por parte de la Policía Federal esa noche, que quedó reflejado en un video que se conoció este jueves 29/6. Además, el juez federal Sergio Torres le pidió al general José Luis Yofre, a cargo de la Casa Militar, la repartición que se ocupa de la seguridad en la Casa Rosada, que establezca un plan a "corto, mediano y largo plazo" para mejorar y reforzar la protección de la Casa de Gobierno.

La cercanía de la cumbre de la OMC en Buenos Aires y la realización de la cumbre de presidentes del G20 en la Argentina el año que viene obligarán también a reforzar medidas de seguridad en edificios públicos, según dijeron fuentes oficiales.

No es la primera vez que la seguridad presidencial se vio afectada. En otros momentos hubo ataques a Macri durante giras y actos que hizo por el interior del país, lo que también generó una fuerte alerta en el Gobierno.

El juez Torres hizo el pedido luego de que el 21/6 sucediera un hecho que no pasó a mayores pero que pudo haber sido gravísimo y que mostró algunas falencias de seguridad en la Casa Rosada. A las 2:44 del miércoles 21 de junio un Renault 19 gris del año 1997 ingresó a la calle Balcarce, que pasa por el frente de la Casa Rosada y está –desde hace años– restringida al tránsito. Se detuvo frente a las rejas ubicadas delante de la entrada principal en Balcarce 50. Allí no había nadie. Chocó con el auto contra las rejas dos o tres veces hasta que venció la resistencia del metal y enfiló hacia adentro de la Casa Rosada por una especie de pasillo delimitado por vallas. A poca velocidad chocó contra el umbral de mármol que hay que pisar para acceder a la mismísima Casa Rosada. Y ahí se detuvo.

El viejo Renault 19 quedó allí, a centímetros de ingresar a la Casa de Gobierno. El conductor bajó del auto. Estaba en estado de shock. Gritaba. Se le acercó un policía, quien ante la extraña situación pidió refuerzos. Mientras llegaban otros efectivos, del Renault 19 descendió en ayuda de su dueño un perro Pitbull bayo atigrado de cuatro años.

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La seguridad presidencial vuelve a estar en discusión. Ocurre que, tras conocerse este jueves 29/6 las imágenes de un auto irrumpiendo en Casa Rosada, el secretario General de Presidencia Fernando de Andreis, decidió desplazar a los uniformados que debían estar en las garitas de ingreso al edificio la noche del choque. El funcionario también pidió que se refuerce la custodia del perímetro de la Casa Rosada.
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          “Es una vida menos que duele y recuerda la negligencia y el maltrato institucional”   
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La diputada nacional del Frente Renovador y especialista en temas previsionales, Mirta Tundis habló este jueves 29/6 sobre el suicidio de un jubilado en la ANSES en Mar del Plata.

“Lo que acaba de suceder era algo previsible. Hay una persecución contra los más vulnerables. Le sacan a los que menos tienen, quitan beneficios a las personas con discapacidad y hasta dudan de los matrimonios de los pensionados por viudez. Este es un gobierno sin pensamiento ni sentimiento”, lamentó Tundis.

Asimismo, la diputada advirtió: “Lo que hizo este jubilado es muy triste, ¿Pero cuántos otros están en la misma situación de no querer depender de sus hijos? Este hombre tenía la necesidad de vivir dignamente y sustentarse con sus propios ingresos después de haber trabajado 30 o 40 años, pero este Estado negligente se lo impidió. Esto es una muestra más de la insensibilidad del gobierno con los que menos tienen”.

“La angustia, la desidia y la persecución llevan a estos desenlaces que no son una tragedia sin causa, sino la consecuencia de la violencia y el abandono que ejerce el Estado sobre las personas mayores. Es una vida menos que duele e indigna, y que recuerda que la negligencia y el maltrato institucional matan”, opinó.

Por último, Tundis afirmó: “Lamentamos profundamente la pérdida de la vida de Rodolfo Oscar Estivill. Deseo que este trágico acontecimiento funcione como un llamado de atención para cambiar las políticas que expulsan y maltratan a los que menos tienen. El Estado está para cuidar y proteger a los ciudadanos, no para abandonarlos. Espero que hoy, por fin, quienes nos gobiernan, tomen nota de ello”.

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En relación al hecho ocurrido esta mañana en las oficinas de ANSES de Mar del Plata, la diputada nacional Mirta Tundis se refirió al tema con preocupación: “Esto que sucedió es lo que venimos advirtiendo sobre el maltrato y la denigración que reciben nuestros adultos mayores. Argentina ratificó su adhesión a la Convención Interamericana de los Derechos Humanos de Personas Mayores, pero la viola sistemáticamente. Tanto ANSES como PAMI ejercen violencia institucional contra nuestros jubilados y pensionados”.
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          "Los que proponen el diálogo nos hambrean y cagan a palos"   
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En su habitual ronda de los jueves, este 29/6 Hebe de Bonafini criticó duramente al Gobierno por los incidentes ocurridos ayer en la avenida 9 de Julio durante un piquete, al advertir que el Gobierno busca "meter miedo" para que la gente no proteste y admitió que "cuando vos tenés hambre, generás violencia".

"La gente va a pedir comida y todavía se asustan porque vamos con palos y con la cara tapada. La cara se tapa para que no te vayan a buscar tu casa y los palos es la única manera que tiene un pueblo para defenderse", expresó la dirigente por los derechos humanos.

Para Bonafini, "hoy tenemos un Estado represor y ese Estado está deseando intervenir, por eso pusieron a (Patricia) Bullrich" al frente del Ministerio de Seguridad, al tiempo que calificó a los funcionarios como "gente sin corazón, sin alma, ni cabeza tienen". "Ellos generan la violencia porque cuando vos tenés hambre, generás violencia", sentenció en declaraciones a radio FM La Patriada, donde también aseguró que el Gobierno "busca meterle miedo" a la población para que no participe de las protestas.

Bonafini dijo que ayer fue a la comisaría 30 a visitar a los detenidos porque "uno no sabe qué puede pasar en una comisaría", en "cinco minutos te matan". "Si vos agarrás las armas sos un hijo de puta, pero ellos sí pueden tener armas, te cagan a balazos, te cagan a palos", enfatizó la titular de Madres de Plaza de Mayo, quien advirtió que durante los incidentes frente al Ministerio de Desarrollo Social "había muchos policías de civil".

También contó que durante la represión "le dieron una patada en la cara a un pibe" que "lloraba y decía 'no sé por qué vine'". "El pibe era flaquito, se le caía el pantalón, yo le dije 'fuiste porque tenés hambre'", agregó Bonafini, que además reveló que el joven le dijo que fue porque "le prometieron un plan" social. Frente a esta situación, la dirigente remarcó que "ni un pibe más tiene que morir en este país", por lo que cuando pasan este tipo de situaciones "tienen que ir todos" los dirigentes a respaldar a los manifestantes.

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La titular de la Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, criticó duramente al Gobierno por los incidentes ocurridos en la avenida 9 de Julio durante un piquete, al advertir que el Gobierno busca "meter miedo" para que la gente no proteste y admitió que "cuando vos tenés hambre, generás violencia".
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Los manifestantes cantaban consignas contra Randazzo y a favor de Ishii (Foto: captura de video).

El ex ministro Florencio Randazzo dio este jueves (29/06) el puntapié inicial a su campaña con una conferencia de prensa en el hotel porteño NH City, donde dio sus primeras definiciones políticas tras confirmarse su precandidatura a senador nacional.

Pero allí, además, sufrió el primer escrache en la campaña: un grupo de personas se manifestó fuera del hotel, gritando consignas como "Randazzo traidor" o "Sos amigo de Macri".

Este grupo de personas además mostraba cartales improvisados en cartulinas en las que se leía "Randazzo: pedías internas y no las querés dar. Cagón".

Según publica Clarín, desde Cumplir vincularon el escrache a "la gente de Mario Ishii", el intendente de José C. Paz, quien había anunciado que competiría mano a mano con Randazzo desde la lista "Lealtad y Dignidad", pero luego sólo intentó anotar una lista aliada.

"Va a haber quilombo, va a haber quilombo, si lo tiran a Mario al fondo", repetían en los cánticos, dejando en claro que estaba allí para 'bancar' a Ishii.

 

 

# Burlando: "Randazzo no cumple con su palabra"

El precandidato a diputados del PJ, Fernando Burlando, presentó hoy un recurso de apelación frente a la Cámara Electoral para que habiliten la lista que lidera el intendente de José C. Paz, Mario Ishii, "Lealtad y Dignidad", a participar de las PASO y apuntó contra Randazzo y dijo que "no cumple con su palabra", además de acusarlo de "proscribir" su partido para "quedarse con el PJ".

El abogado mediático remarcó que el ex funcionario "siempre reclamó que quería internas y hasta ahora sólo puso trabas formales para que ningún candidato compita con él" y consideró que "no cumple con su palabra, nos proscribe porque quiere quedarse con el PJ y disponer de la plata que le corresponde a todo el partido para la campaña".

La lista "Lealtad y Dignidad" hizo una presentación ante la Cámara Electoral para que le habiliten sus boletas y puedan participar de las Primarias, Abiertas, Simultáneas y Obligatorias del 13 de agosto.

Cabe recordar que por el momento, la lista "Cumplir" es la única que quedó en competencia para el 13 de agosto, luego de que la junta electoral partidaria diera de baja las que habían presentado los dirigentes José Ottavis y Mario Ishii, aunque la última palabra la tendrá la Justicia.

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          Por la muerte del jubilado, gremio de ANSES lanza paro y denuncia "genocidio": Gobierno "lamenta el uso político"   
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El comunicado de APOP denuncia un "genocidio" de jubilados por parte del gobierno de Macri.

Un jubilado de 91 años se pegó un tiro este jueves en una oficina de la ANSES de Mar del Plata y murió horas después en un hospital de la ciudad balnearia.

A raíz de este traumático episodio, el gremio de trabajadores de la ANSES declaró un paro nacional de 24 para este viernes.

Leonardo Fabré, secretario General de la Asociación del Personal de los Organismos de Previsión Social (APOPS / ANSES), declaró que se trata de la 2da muerte violenta "de estas características" y citó como antecedente el asesinato de un jefe de delegación, también en Mar del Plata, ocurrida en 1996.

Fabré no dudó en convertir el trágico hecho en un alegato político contra el gobierno de Mauricio Macri.

"Hoy son las mismas políticas de los '90, son los mismos que gobernaban en los '90 los que gobiernan hoy" disparó el titular de la APOPS en declaraciones al canal C5N y siguió: "para este gobierno el sistema previsional público es una molestia, es un gasto, no lo ven como lo que es, una cuestión justa a partir de lo que los jubilados se han ganado".

"Se pegó un tiro un jubilado de ANSES en Mar del Plata. Macri y sus políticas es el responsable", disparó más temprano Fabré por Twitter.

Por otra parte, un mensaje de APOPS en las redes sociales denuncia "un genocidio" del que serían blanco los jubilados, víctimas de un supuesto "plan de exterminio de nuestros viejos" por parte del Gobierno.

En este contexto, el titular de la ANSES, Emilio Basavilbaso, denunció el "uso político" de la trágica muerte del anciano a la vez que expresó su pesar por el episodio.

"Dolor y consternación por el lamentable episodio de un jubilado en la oficina de ANSES en Mar del Plata. Acompaño a la familia en este doloroso momento con profundo respeto y comprensión. Esta situación nos afecta a todos. Lamentamos el uso político de una situación tan personal y dolorosa", dijo el funcionario.

La policía identificó al hombre como Rodolfo Oscar Estivill, de 91 años, quien por la mañana había ido a hacer un trámite a la ANSES y se disparó en la cabeza, ante las personas que estaban en el lugar. Estivill fue llevado de urgencia en estado crítico al Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos, pero perdió la vida poco después debido a la gravedad de sus heridas.

Un empleado de la ANSES aseguró que el hombre había ido al lugar a hacer un trámite para cambiar la sucursal bancaria en la que cobra su jubilación y afirmó que el hombre ingresó alterado, incluso se lo escuchó insultar, y gritaba "a las únicas que tengo que darles explicaciones es a mis sobrinas, que son las que me ayudan".

La Anses emitió un comunicado oficial tras la muerte del hombre de 91 años. "La gestión que iba a realizar por cambio de domicilio es un trámite de rutina sin complejidad", aclararon.

El texto completo:

"La ANSES informa que, durante la mañana del día de hoy, un jubilado de 91 años concurrió a una oficina del organismo de Mar del Plata, ubicada en Av. Independencia 3151, para realizar un trámite de cambio de domicilio, acompañado de la sobrina y la hija de ella. Allí, extrajo un arma de fuego y se disparó ante el público presente y el personal del organismo.

La ambulancia llegó inmediatamente y el señor fue trasladado aún con signos vitales al Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos. Lamentablemente, a las pocas horas falleció en el hospital producto de los daños causados por el disparo.

La gestión que iba a realizar por cambio de domicilio es un trámite de rutina sin complejidad.

Testigos que presenciaron el episodio explicaron que el hecho ocurrió pasadas las 10.30 horas cuando el hombre, al utilizar la escalera que conduce hacia el primer piso, arrojó su bastón y se disparó. Ya había concluido el trámite por el que había ido y volvió a ingresar al edificio con el argumento de que iba a saludar a un amigo al primer piso.

La ANSES por medio de la jefa de la Regional Bonaerense II y la gerente de la oficina acompañaron a los familiares presentes durante todo momento y lo seguirán haciendo el tiempo que sea necesario.

La oficina no abrirá sus puertas en el día de mañana y durante el lunes 3 de julio se llevará a cabo una jornada de contención para los empleados que presenciaron el hecho."

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A raíz del traumático episodio, el gremio de trabajadores de la ANSES declaró un paro nacional de 24 para este viernes. El sindicato denunció que el Gobierno lleva adelante "plan de exterminio de nuestros viejos". Leonardo Fabré, secretario general de esa organización, dijo que Macri era "el responsable" de la muerte del hombre 91 "por sus políticas". El titular del organismo previsional lamentó "el uso político de una situación tan personal y dolorosa".
Volanta: 
TRÁGICO EPISODIO
Estado: 
Enviado: 
Titulo Portada Destacadas: 
Por la muerte del jubilado, gremio de ANSES para y denuncia "genocidio": Gobierno "lamenta uso político"
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Seccion: 
Marcar como "Ahora": 
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
Marcar como "Destacada Zona Centro": 
Marcar como zona "Videoteca": 
Marcar como "Nota Patrocinada": 
Marcar como Nota En Vivo: 

          CFK se mostró en una fábrica para remontar una campaña que comenzó complicada   
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Cristina Fernández, en San Martín, un distrito que se plegó al randazzismo.

Cristina Fernández encabezó este jueves una visita a una fábrica de artículos de cuero, lo que se convirtió en su 1er acto de campaña tras la confirmación de su candidatura a senadora nacional, el sábado último.

Junto a su compañero de fórmula, Jorge Taiana, la exPresidente visitó la fábrica Cuero Flex, una cooperativa instalada en el municipio de San Martín y que desde el kirchnerismo describieron como "otra de las víctimas del tarifazo".

"Cuero Flex pagaba $50.000 de luz y ahora $500.000. Pagaba $18.000 de gas y ahora $170.000 por medidor", agregan en la cuenta oficial de Unidad Ciudadana, que comparte fotos y videos de la visita de Cristina. Además, aseguran que en los últimos meses la producción de la cooperativa cayó alrededor de un 30% y denuncian la situación con el hashtag #AsíNoSePuedeSeguir.

El lugar elegido no parece inocente: San Martín es el partido que gobierna Gabriel Katopodis que resistió la tentación de saltar a Unidad Ciudadana, el frente K, para quedarse con Florencio Randazzo. La difusión del recorrido de la exPresidente coincidía con el momento de la conferencia de prensa que el exministro brindaba en el centro porteño. Katopodis estaba allí.

Cristina se mostró acompañada además por Hernán Letcher, primer candidato a concejal por su espacio y director del CEPA, uno de los centros de estudios económicos referenciados en el kirchnerismo.

La exPresidente comienza a darle el perfil deseado a su proselitismo -con centralidad en ella y hablando de "los agredidos" del modelo macrista- luego de un comienzo que pareció complicar la campaña, si es que se trata de buscar los votos que faltan.

Las expresiones de Fernanda Vallejos, quien encabeza la lista de Diputados de Unidad Ciudadana, defendiendo a Amado Boudou y asegurando que los casos de corrupción "son un invento de los medios"; el piquete realizado en la 9 de julio por organizaciones identificadas con el kirchnerismo, con militantes capuchas y palos, neumáticos incendiados y una Hebe de Bonafini justificandolo; y el muy viralizado pero conceptualmente pobre episodio de la foto del supermercado La Ánonima marcaron un inicio de campaña poco proclive a cautivar a un electorado que vaya más allá de la base fiel de la exPresidente.

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La exPresidente y su compañero de fórmula, Jorge Taiana, recorrieron una fábrica de artículos de cuero en el partido de San Martín. La exPresidente comienza a darle el perfil deseado a su proselitismo luego de un comienzo que pareció complicar la campaña si se trata de buscar los votos que faltan.
Volanta: 
ELECCIONES 2017
Estado: 
Enviado: 
Titulo Portada Destacadas: 
CFK se mostró en una fábrica para remontar una campaña que comenzó complicada
Marcar como "Tema del día": 
Seccion: 
Marcar como "Ahora": 
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
Marcar como "Destacada Zona Centro": 
Marcar como zona "Videoteca": 
Marcar como "Nota Patrocinada": 
Marcar como Nota En Vivo: 

          Habló Randazzo: Críticas a Macri, a CFK y un curioso fallido (Video)   
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Florencio Randazzo en la conferencia de prensa que dio este jueves para impulsar su candidatura.

El exministro Florencio Randazzo dio el puntapié inicial a su campaña con una conferencia de prensa en las que dio sus primeras definiciones políticas tras confirmarse su precandidatura a senador nacional.

En el inicio de su alocusión, acompañado de los dirigentes que respaldan su proyecto en el hotel porteño NH Bolivar, el exministro de Transporte calificó de "insensible" al gobierno de Mauricio Macri en términos sociales

"Esa ilusión que había hace 16 meses se transformó en decepción, y la esperanza se transformó en dolor", dijo.

“En un país caracterizado por la enorme desigualdad, cuando el Estado asume un rol secundario abandona los derechos de los que menos tienen”, dijo.

“Estamos en las antípodas de ese pensamiento, pero si hay algo que es imperdonable de este gobierno es que no cumplió ninguna de las promesas de campaña, y no se hace cargo de nada, se comporta como un chico malcriado”, arremetió.

"Queremos conformar una oposición firme, amplia, pretendemos ser una alternativa electoral que le ponga un límite a Macri, sin oportunismo, sin soberbia”.

En cuanto a la postulación de Cristina Fernández, Randazzo sostuvo que la expresidente "cumplió una etapa". "Se privilegió el dedo, la decisión unilateral, creíamos que era necesario hacer una profunda lectura de lo que nos había pasado, pero fue imposible”, dijo sobre la frustrada interna dentro del PJ.

Evaluó que la expresidenta "como todo dirigente político tiene una enorme responsabilidad" y señaló que "puso por encima de un interés colectivo su interés individual de ser candidata".

“Vamos a caminar la provincia cargada de sueños con una propuesta sencilla: mayor sentido común, mayor coherencia y menos marketing”, dijo.

Una perla que dejó la conferencia de prensa fue un acto fallido. El espacio de Randazzo se llama Cumplir, y sobre esa consigna giró su discurso. Pero en un momento, el candidato casi dijo que el representa "la cara del incumplimiento". O sea, todo lo contrario.

"Hay opositores que prometen cosas de imposible cumplimiento. Nosotros somos la cara... perdón, la contra cara del incumplimiento", dijo (video).

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El exministro, que lanzó su candidatura, ofrecio una conferencia de prensa en la que acusó al gobierno de Mauricio Macri de ser "insensible" y no cumplir "promesas de campaña". Además, dijo que la exPresidente "cumplió una etapa". Tuvo un acto fallido cuando criticó a "opositores que prometen cosas de imposible cumplimiento".
Volanta: 
CAMPAÑA 2017
Estado: 
Enviado: 
Titulo Portada Destacadas: 
Habló Randazzo: Críticas a Macri, a CFK y un curioso fallido (Video)
Marcar como "Tema del día": 
Seccion: 
Marcar como "Ahora": 
Marcar como "Destacada redonda": 
Marcar como "Nota Destacada": 
Marcar como "Destacada en su Sección": 
Marcar como "Destacada Zona Centro": 
Marcar como zona "Videoteca": 
Marcar como "Nota Patrocinada": 
Marcar como Nota En Vivo: 

          Cheeseburger Salad   

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          La forma segura de usar LinkedIn   
Dicen que LinkedIn es una red social, pero no es así. Es un lugar para postear tu Curriculum Vitae (CV), y cuando mucho contactar con clientes y proveedores, nada más. Cualquier otro uso te puede causar problemas. Problemas por ser muy activo Cada vez que das un Like o posteas un mensaje o publicas un artículo, llenas el feed (pizarrón de otros). Participar en los debates, especialmente
          Social selling (vente sociale), 8 bonnes pratiques pour une bonne adoption   

  Le comportement des acheteurs n’est plus le même : selon LinkedIn, 57% des acheteurs sont sur le circuit d’achat avant d’avoir sollicité un commercial et 76% feront davantage confiance à un commercial qui a été recommandé. Jusqu’à présent, l’appel téléphonique était le moyen le plus utilisé et ne favorisait pas toujours la mise en place […]

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          Creating a SharePoint DataLake with SQL Server using Enzo Unified   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/hroggero/archive/2017/06/19/creating-a-sharepoint-datalake-with-sql-server-using-enzo-unified.aspx

In this blog post I will show how you can easily copy a SharePoint list to a SQL Server table, and keep the data updated one a specific frequency, allowing you to easily create a DataLake for your SharePoint lists. This will work with SharePoint 2013 and higher, and with SharePoint Online. While you can spend a large amount of time learning the SharePoint APIs and its many subtleties, it is far more efficient to configure simple replication jobs that will work under most scenarios.

The information provided in this post will help you get started in setting a replication of SharePoint lists to a SQL Server database, so that you can query the local SQL Server database from Excel, Reporting tools, or even directly to the database. You should also note that Enzo Unified provides direct real-time access to SharePoint Lists through native SQL commands so you can view, manage and update SharePoint List Items.

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Installing Enzo Unified

To try the steps provided in this lab, you will need the latest version of Enzo Unified (1.7 or higher) provided here:  http://www.enzounified.com/download. The download page also contains installation instructions.

Enzo Unified Configuration

Once Enzo Unified has been installed, start Enzo Manager (located in the Enzo Manager directory where Enzo was installed). Click on File –> Connect and enter the local Enzo connection information. 

NOTE:  Enzo Unified is a Windows Service that looks like SQL Server; you must connect Enzo Manager to Enzo Unified which by default is running on port 9550. The password should be the one you specified during the installation steps. The following screen shows typical connection settings against Enzo Unified:

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Create Connection Strings

Next, you will need to create “Central Connection Strings” so that Enzo will know how to connect to the source system (SharePoint) and the destination database (SQL Server). You manage connection strings from the Configuration –> Manage Connection Strings menu. In the screen below, you can see that a few connection strings have been created. The first one is actually a connection string to Enzo Unified, which we will need later.

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The next step is to configure the SharePoint adapter by specifying the credentials used by Enzo Unified. Configuring the SharePoint adapter is trivial: three parameters are needed: a SharePoint login name, the password for the login, and the URL to your SharePoint site. You should make sure the login has enough rights to access SharePoint lists and access SharePoint Fields.

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Once the configuration to the SharePoint site is complete, you can execute commands against Enzo Unified using SQL Server Management Studio.

Fetch records from SharePoint using SQL Server Management Studio

To try the above configuration, open SQL Server Management Studio, and connect to Enzo Unified (not SQL Server). From the same machine where Enzo is running, a typical connection screen looks like this:

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Once you are connected to Enzo Unified, and assuming your SharePoint site has a list called Enzo Test, you can run simple SQL commands like this:

SELECT * FROM SharePoint.[list@Enzo Test]

Create a Virtual Table

You will also need to create a Virtual Table in Enzo so that the SharePoint list looks like a table in Enzo Unified. A Virtual Table is made of columns that match the SharePoint list you want to replicate. To do this, open Enzo Manager, select the SharePoint adapter, and create a new Virtual Table by clicking on the NEW icon; provide a name for the Virtual Table, and select the columns to create through a picker. In the example below, I am creating a Virtual Table called vEnzoTest, which mirrors a SharePoint List called ‘Enzo Test’.

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The picker allows you to execute the SQL command to validate it is working. Clicking OK will automatically add all the requested columns to the Virtual Table.

Make sure to pick the ID and Modified columns; this will be required later.

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Once completed, I can run commands like this against the SharePoint adapter using SQL Server Management Studio:

SELECT * FROM SharePoint.vEnzoTest

SELECT * FROM SharePoint.vEnzoTest WHERE Title ID > 100

The difference with the previous SQL command is that the virtual table will only return the columns specified by the Virtual Table.

Configure Data Sync Jobs

Once the Virtual Table has been created, you can add new Jobs to copy the SharePoint data into SQL Server, and keep updates synchronized with the SQL Server table. A simple configuration screen allows you to setup the data sync jobs. You can choose which operations to replicate, the destination table, and a schedule for data updates. In the example below I am setting up a 3 data sync jobs of the vPosts Virtual Table: initialization, insert/update, and delete, updated every 5 minutes.

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You can also use Enzo Manager to monitor the data sync jobs, or run them manually.

Once the jobs have been created, you can simply connect to the SQL Server database (not Enzo Unified) and see the replicated data. For example, you can connect to SQL Server, and run the following statement assuming the above destination table (as shown in the screenshot) has been created.

SELECT * FROM DataLake.SharePoint.vPosts

Conclusion

This post shows you how to easily configure Enzo Unified to replicate SharePoint lists to a local SQL Server database to enable reporting and other data integration projects such as a Data Lake.

About Herve Roggero

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


          Writing a Voice Activated SharePoint Todo List - IoT App on RPi   

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/hroggero/archive/2017/05/16/writing-a-voice-activated-sharepoint-todo-list---iot-app.aspx

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

How It Works

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

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

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

The overall solution looks like this:

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Technologies

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

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

 

Things to Know

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

Disable Windows 10 IoT Core Updates

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

Try different hardware, and keep your receipts…

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

Hotel WiFi Connections

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

Speech Privacy Policy on Windows

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

How It Looks Like

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

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C# Code

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

Speech Recognition

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

 

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

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

namespace ClientIoT
{

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

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

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

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

                SpeechRecognizer recognizerInput;
                DateTime dateNow = DateTime.UtcNow;

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

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

                var compilationResult = await recognizerInput.CompileConstraintsAsync();

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the yes/no grammar file looks like this:

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

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

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

</grammar>

Calling Enzo Unified using HTTPS to Add a SharePoint Item

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            return request;
}

Text to Speech

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

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

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

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

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

}

Calling the above code is trivial:

await Say("I am listening");

 

Python

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

import sys
import urllib
import urllib2
import requests

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

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

 

Conclusion

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

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

About Herve Roggero

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


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          AEE 140: Three Pro Tips on How to Start Your Presentation in English with Carl Kwan   

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Do you have to make presentations in English sometimes?

Do you know how to start your presentation in English?

Today you’ll find out 3 awesome tips from our guest Carl Kwan!

Carl has been on our show a few times this year!

He is a presentation expert and he told us why it’s important to know your audience when you present and how to end your English presentation.

Today he’s here to show you how to get your presentation started!

 

3 Ways to Start your Presentation in English:

  • Start with a surprising fact: After you state the interesting or surprising fact, tell people what they should do with it. This gets their attention and this makes it easy for you to show them what they are going to learn. This is a more effective way to start than saying your name or “thanks for coming to my presentation.”
  • Use a story: Talk about what you were doing at a specific time when you thought about your presentation topic. For example, “Recently I was having a conversation with a friend when she told me about a really interesting method she is using to learn English.” With this strategy you should use a time reference. Talk about a situation and the action that was going on at the time. Use the word “when.” Using “when” is a good way to introduce the topic that you are about to talk about. This will get your audience interested.
  • Use a question to talk about a problem and your solution: Start by asking “have you ever…?” Then say, “well, here’s…” Here is an example from Carl: “Have you ever wondered how you can use CNN to learn English? Well here’s a 5-step process for using CNN to learn English.” To do this you have to know your audience and your question has to speak to them.

 

Carl Kwan is a presentations, video and marketing consultant with an MBA who also has over 10 years experience as an ESL teacher.

Carl was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada at age 3. Like many immigrants, his parents always struggled with English.

This eventually led him to pursue teaching English to help people like his mom and dad.

Since 2009 he has produced presentations videos. Currently, his YouTube Channel has more than 120 videos on presentations.

 

Carl lives in Seoul, South Korea with his wife and son. He offers presentations workshops and consulting, he produces live and animated videos for business owners and works as a professional voice actor and radio personality.

He believes that everyone deserves a chance at success. To learn more about Carl, please visit his website at www.carlkwan.com, check out his videos on YouTube or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Here is Carl’s most recent website: Carl’s English

And check out his photos on Instagram at instagram.com/thecarlkwan.
 

 

Have you tried any of these techniques?

How did it work? Let us know!

Do you feel confident when you present in English?


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Across rural Africa, women farmers are benefiting from Savings and Loans Groups to grow their businesses. Some 40 per cent of the UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality grantees in Africa are now using this methodology, leading to better nutrition, business development and sustainable land management outcomes. The Miguéze’ programme, for example, has impacted 2,780 people, and women are emerging as leaders and role models.

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It has been over a decade since Kevin Ashton, co–founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Auto-ID Center (now Auto-ID Labs), coined the term Internet of Things to describe the network and communication of physical objects that have an IP address for the Internet.


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When the world was changing from mechanical and analogue technology to digital electronics four decades ago, Africa was nowhere on the scene.

Fast-forward to the present, and Africa has largely been able to catch up with other regions in mobile phone use and Internet access, successfully sidestepping the era of desktop computers and landlines.

The key to Africa’s achieving its own digital revolution has been innovation at every step, with engineers adapting technology to suit the specific needs and dynamics of the continent instead of the other way around.


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After years of criticisms, it appeared as if aggrieved African countries would be making good on their repeated threats to leave the court.


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Capital markets, where money from savers is put into long-term investments, can contribute significantly to socio-economic development if they invest in productive projects and enterprises. But small size and market illiquidity can undercut this process.


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As the rate of animal poaching continues to rise, conservationists have begun calling for stronger laws and deterrents to wildlife crimes.

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          Simple materialized views in Kafka and Clojure   

A hands-on dive into Apache Kafka to build a scalable and fault-tolerant persistence layer.

With its most recent release, Apache Kafka introduced a couple of interesting changes, not least of which is Log Compaction, in this article we will walk through a simplistic use case which takes advantage of it.

Log compaction: the five minute introduction.

I won’t extensively detail what log compaction is, since it’s been thoroughly described. I encourage readers not familiar with the concept or Apache Kafka in general to go through these articles which give a great overview of the system and its capabilities:

In this article we will explore how to build a simple materialized view from the contents of a compacted kafka log. A working version of the approach described here can be found at https://github.com/pyr/kmodel and may be used as a companion while reading the article.

If you’re interested in materialized views, I warmly recommend looking into Apache Samza and this Introductory blog-post by Martin Kleppmann.

Overall architecture

For the purpose of this experiment, we will consider a very simple job board application. The application relies on a single entity type: a job description, and either does per-key access or retrieves the whole set of keys.

Our application will perform every read from the materialized view in redis, while all mutation operation will be logged to kafka.

log compaction architecture

In this scenario all components may be horizontally scaled. Additionaly the materialized view can be fully recreated at any time, since the log compaction ensures that at least the last state of all live keys are present in the log. This means that by starting a read from the head of the log, a consistent state can be recreated.

Exposed API

A mere four rest routes are necessary to implement this service:

  • GET /api/job: retrieve all jobs and their description.
  • POST /api/job: insert a new job description.
  • PUT /api/job/:id: modify an existing job description.
  • DELETE /api/job/:id: remove a job description.

We can map this REST functionality to a clojure protocol - the rough equivalent of an interface in OOP languages - with a mere 4 signatures:

(defprotocol JobDB
  "Our persistence protocol."
  (add! [this payload] [this id payload] "Upsert entry, optionally creating a key")
  (del! [this id] "Remove entry.")
  (all [this] "Retrieve all entries."))

Assuming this protocol is implemented, writing the HTTP API is relatively straightforward when leveraging tools such as compojure in clojure:

(defn api-routes
  "Secure, Type-safe, User-input-validating, Versioned and Multi-format API.
   (just kidding)"
  [db]
  (->
   (routes
    (GET    "/api/job"     []           (response (all db)))
    (POST   "/api/job"     req          (response (add! db (:body req))))
    (PUT    "/api/job/:id" [id :as req] (response (add! db id (:body req))))
    (DELETE "/api/job/:id" [id]         (response (del! db id)))
    (GET    "/"            []           (redirect "/index.html"))

    (resources                          "/")
    (not-found                          "<html><h2>404</h2></html>"))

   (json/wrap-json-body {:keywords? true})
   (json/wrap-json-response)))

I will not describe the client-side javascript code used to interact with the API in this article, it is a very basic AngularJS application.

Persistence layer

Were we to use redis exclusively, the operation would be quite straightforward, we would rely on a redis set to contain the set of all known keys. Each corresponding key would contain a serialized job description.

In terms of operations, this would mean:

  • Retrieval, would involve a SMEMBERS of the jobs key, then mapping over the result to issue a GET.
  • Insertions and updates could be merge into a single “Upsert” operation which would SET a key and would then add the key to the known set through a SADD command.
  • Deletions would remove the key from the known set through a SREM command and would then DEL the corresponding key.

Let’s look at an example sequence of events

log compaction events

As it turns out, it is not much more work when going through Apache Kafka.

  1. Persistence interaction in the API

    In the client, retrieval happens as described above. This example code is in the context of the implementation - or as clojure would have it reification - of the above protocol.

    (all [this]
      ;; step 1. Fetch all keys from set
      (let [members (redis/smembers "jobs")] 
         ;; step 4. Merge into a map
         (reduce merge {}      
           ;; step 2. Iterate on all keys
           (for [key members]  
             ;; step 3. Create a tuple [key, (deserialized payload)]
             [key (-> key redis/get edn/read-string)]))))
    

    The rest of the operations emit records on kafka:

    (add! [this id payload]
      (.send producer (record "job" id payload)))
    (add! [this payload]
      (add! this (random-id!) payload))
    (del! [this id]
      (.send producer (record "job" id nil))))))
    

    Note how deletions just produce a record for the given key with a nil payload. This approach produces what is called a tombstone in distributed storage systems. It will tell kafka that prior entries can be discarded but will keep it for a configurable amount of time to ensure coordination across consumers.

  2. Consuming persistence events

    On the consumer side, the approach is as described above

    (defmulti  materialize! :op)
    
    (defmethod materialize! :del
      [payload]
      (r/srem "jobs" (:key payload))
      (r/del (:key payload)))
    
    (defmethod materialize! :set
      [payload]
      (r/set (:key payload) (pr-str (:msg payload)))
      (r/sadd "jobs" (:key payload)))
    
    (doseq [payload (messages-in-stream {:topic "jobs"})]
      (let [op (if (nil? (:msg payload) :del :set))]
        (materialize! (assoc payload :op op))))
    

Scaling strategy and view updates

Where things start to get interesting, is that with this approach, the following becomes possible:

  • The API component is fully stateless and can be scaled horizontally. This is not much of a break-through and is usually the case.
  • The redis layer can use a consistent hash to shard across several instances and better use memory. While this is feasible in a more typical scenario, re-sharding induces a lot of complex manual handling. With the log approach, re-sharding only involves re-reading the log.
  • The consumer layer may be horizontally scaled as well

Additionally, since a consistent history of events is available in the log, adding views which generate new entities or ways to look-up data now only involve adapating the consumer and re-reading from the head of the log.

Going beyond

I hope this gives a good overview of the compaction mechanism. I used redis in this example, but of course, materialized views may be created on any storage backends. But in some cases even this is unneeded! Since consumers register themselves in zookeeper, they could directly expose a query interface and let clients contact them directly.


          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Project Manager w/ PMP - Kalamazoo, MI   
IT Project Manager w/ PMP – Kalamazoo, MI For a quicker response, please free to email all inquiries directly to: Regan.Brown@KellyIT.com. PLEASE NOTE: Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship! Maximum Pay Rate = Hourly W2 Length of Contract: 8 months Shift Days/Hours: Standard Kelly Services is currently seeking an IT Project Manager w/ PMP for one of our top clients in Kalamazoo, MI. As an IT Project Manager w/ PMP placed with Kelly Services, you will be responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously! Role and Responsibilities: Liaison for all global sites and responsible for discovery, planning and implementation of project deliverables. Responsible for driving deployment of several requirements across multiple sites/regions simultaneously. Responsible for control over coordination, communication, escalation and follow up for issues. Work with cross-functional IT organizations and business clients. Create project schedules, milestones and delivery dates. Communicate regularly to project stakeholders with regard to project status. Requirements: Minimum 5 years’ experience managing IT projects, at least 2 years’ experience managing IT projects. Solid knowledge of networking concepts a plus. PMP certification required. Familiarity with pharmaceutical plant manufacturing environment a plus. Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, globally. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and Outlook. Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. Why Kelly As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including: Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center, including accredited courses to obtain IT certifications, as well as PDU-approved courses Weekly pay Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire* Apply today! Refer a friend! *Available for purchase and administered by a designated third-party vendor. Why Kelly®? With Kelly, you’ll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globe—offering you the chance to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative and high-visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 9,000 IT hiring managers turn to us each year to access the best talent: people like you. Last year we found 10,000 opportunities for IT professionals. Let us help advance your career today. About Kelly Services® As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]] Category: IT/Software Development
          (USA-MI-kalamazoo) Administrative Assistant (Part Time)   
Part Time Administrative Assistant III Kelly Services is currently seeking a part time Administrative Assistant for one of our top clients in Kalamazoo, MI. As an Administrative Assistant with Kelly Services, you will be responsible for proving a full range of administrative support for the communications team, including the CEO. This is a contract opportunity paying between 24-29/hour (depending on experience). The hours will be during regular business hours, totally 20-30 hours a week. Additional Job Responsibilities Include: Travel planning Calendar support Meeting scheduling and planning SharePoint maintenance Expense Reporting Job Requirements High school diploma or equivalent At least 5 years of recent administrative assistance experience or executive assistance Experience with SharePoint required Advanced knowledge in the use of MS Office (including PowerPoint, Excel and Word) Experience with travel and expense reporting Why Kelly? With Kelly®, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 99 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 11,000 scientific professionals last year. As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including: Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center Weekly pay and service bonus plans Group- rate insurance options available immediately upon hire* You pursued a career in health science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity, and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Why Kelly®?At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly. About Kelly Services® As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]] Category: Administrative/ Clerical
          The Optimum Return Network with Dr. Larry D. Carnes!!!   
Social Media: WEBSITES: http://lcmi.world/, TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DrLarryCarnes,   LINKEDIN: Type in: Larry Carnes,  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/drcarnes Coach Biography: Dr. Larry is the founder and Senior Pastor of Larry Carnes Ministries and Covenant Cutters Ministries International. In addition he is the CEO and President of Optimum Life Coach. Dr. Carnes is committed to serving by empowering and transforming others to experience the very best that life has to offer. Dr. Carnes is a Certified Professional Life Coach through Dream Releaser Coaching. Business Information: Optimum Life Coach is committed to people! So committed in fact that we assist by helping them navigate the journey of life to live more fruitfully, more effectively, and more abundantly. We focus on Transformation by Empowering and Transforming from the inside out. It’s the art of assisting others to achieve extraordinary results in life, and unlocking a person's potential to maximize their growth. Services Offered: Relationship Coaching, Personal Development, Servant Leadership Coaching, Group Coaching, Business Coaching Website: http://larrycarnesministries.org/
          (USA-MI-Portage) Assembly Worker for 2nd shift   
Job DescriptionKelly Services has exciting Temp-to-Hire full-time assembly positions at a local fortune 500 Medical Device Company in Portage, MI. This company offers unlimited advancement opportunities and extremely great benefits-.including 100% tuition reimbursement once hired. As a Kelly Services employee you will be eligible for the following benefits:- Kelly-sponsored ACA health care coverage for eligible employees- Group insurance options* - Service bonus plan- Holiday pay plan - Weekly electronic pay options - Free online training campus available In this position you will assemble standard products per instructions within established times and quality levels.Tasks will include:- Inspect products for compliance to documentation.- Assembling parts according to company standard.Required:- High school Diploma or equivalent- Attention to Detail- Previous assembly/production experience preferred but not required- Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Why Kelly®?At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly. About Kelly Services® As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]] Category: Manufacturing/ Production/ Operations
          (USA-MI-Portage) Assembly Worker for 1st shift   
Job DescriptionKelly Services has exciting Temp-to-Hire full-time assembly positions at a local fortune 500 Medical Device Company in Portage, MI. This company offers unlimited advancement opportunities and extremely great benefits-.including 100% tuition reimbursement once hired. As a Kelly Services employee you will be eligible for the following benefits:- Kelly-sponsored ACA health care coverage for eligible employees- Group insurance options* - Service bonus plan- Holiday pay plan - Weekly electronic pay options - Free online training campus available In this position you will assemble standard products per instructions within established times and quality levels.Tasks will include:- Inspect products for compliance to documentation.- Assembling parts according to company standard.Required:- High school Diploma or equivalent- Attention to Detail- Previous assembly/production experience preferred but not required- Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Why Kelly®?At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly. About Kelly Services® As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]] Category: Manufacturing/ Production/ Operations
          Comment on Barack Obama’s LinkedIn account to be restricted #linkedin by Sol   
Sin embargo, quizás no hayas reparado hasta el momento, en el hecho de que este simple truco puede, por sí mismo, quitarte unos cuántos kilos de más.
          Jörg Rheinländer und Harald Kieffer folgen auf HR-Fernseh-Chefredakteur Theisen.   
Hessischer Rundfunk macht Jörg Rheinländer (Foto) zum crossmedialen Chef für regionale Nachrichten. Rheinländer ist seit 2012 Madrid-Korrespondent. Harald Kieffer leitet künftig den Programmbereich, in dem Dokus, ARD-Börsenstudio und die trimediale Sportredaktion zusammengefasst sind. Beide folgen auf Fernseh-Chefredakteur Alois Theisen, der in den Ruhestand geht. hr.de, dwdl.de

Hessischer Rundfunk macht Jörg Rheinländer (Foto) zum crossmedialen Chef für regionale Nachrichten. Rheinländer ist seit 2012 Madrid-Korrespondent. Harald Kieffer leitet künftig den Programmbereich, in dem Dokus, ARD-Börsenstudio und die trimediale Sportredaktion zusammengefasst sind. Beide folgen auf Fernseh-Chefredakteur Alois Theisen, der in den Ruhestand geht.
hr.de, dwdl.de


          Heike Hempel wird Vize-Programmdirektorin beim ZDF.   
ZDF befördert Heike Hempel, 52, zur Vize-Programmdirektorin. Sie folgt ab Januar 2018 auf Reinhold Elschot, der in den Ruhestand geht, und übernimmt den Job zusätzlich zu ihrer Funktion als Leiterin der Hauptredaktion Fernsehfilm/Serie II. Die Leitung der Hauptredaktion Fernsehfilm/Serie I übernimmt Frank Zervos, 41, der bisher als Chef vom Dienst der Programmdirektion arbeitet. presseportal.de

ZDF befördert Heike Hempel, 52, zur Vize-Programmdirektorin. Sie folgt ab Januar 2018 auf Reinhold Elschot, der in den Ruhestand geht, und übernimmt den Job zusätzlich zu ihrer Funktion als Leiterin der Hauptredaktion Fernsehfilm/Serie II. Die Leitung der Hauptredaktion Fernsehfilm/Serie I übernimmt Frank Zervos, 41, der bisher als Chef vom Dienst der Programmdirektion arbeitet.
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          Robin Zimmermann wird Pressechef von Siemens.   
Siemens wirbt Robin Zimmermann als neuen Pressechef bei Thyssen-Krupp ab, schreibt der "PR Report". Er fängt bereits im August an und verantwortet die externe Kommunikation des Konzerns, offenbar als Vize unter Kommunikationschefin Clarissa Haller. Für die interne Kommunikation sucht Siemens noch einen Leiter. Bisher ist für beides in Personalunion Dennis Hofmann zuständig - seine Zukunft bei Siemens ist unklar. Laut "PR Report" verlässt auch Oliver Santen Siemens, er verantwortet bisher die Technologiemedien. prreport.de (Zimmermann), prreport.de (Santen)

Siemens wirbt Robin Zimmermann als neuen Pressechef bei Thyssen-Krupp ab, schreibt der "PR Report". Er fängt bereits im August an und verantwortet die externe Kommunikation des Konzerns, offenbar als Vize unter Kommunikationschefin Clarissa Haller. Für die interne Kommunikation sucht Siemens noch einen Leiter. Bisher ist für beides in Personalunion Dennis Hofmann zuständig – seine Zukunft bei Siemens ist unklar. Laut "PR Report" verlässt auch Oliver Santen Siemens, er verantwortet bisher die Technologiemedien.
prreport.de (Zimmermann), prreport.de (Santen)


          Schlütersche übernimmt den Fachverlag Carry-On Trade Publishing.   
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft kauft Carry-On Publishing deren Anteil am bisherigen Gemeinschaftsprojekt, dem digitalen Fachverlag Carry-On Trade Publishing, ab. Geschäftsführerin wird Nadine Steinmetz. Carry-On Trade Publishing verlegt das Digitalmagazin "Lebenlang" und das digitale Kammermagazin "Pflegekammer interaktiv" der Landespflegekammer Rheinland-Pfalz. Antonia Sutter, Theresa Neubauer und Alex Sutter, Gründer von Carry-On Publishing, wollen sich wieder auf ihr Digitalmagazin Sistermag konzentrieren. per Mail

Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft kauft Carry-On Publishing deren Anteil am bisherigen Gemeinschaftsprojekt, dem digitalen Fachverlag Carry-On Trade Publishing, ab. Geschäftsführerin wird Nadine Steinmetz. Carry-On Trade Publishing verlegt das Digitalmagazin "Lebenlang" und das digitale Kammermagazin "Pflegekammer interaktiv" der Landespflegekammer Rheinland-Pfalz. Antonia Sutter, Theresa Neubauer und Alex Sutter, Gründer von Carry-On Publishing, wollen sich wieder auf ihr Digitalmagazin Sistermag konzentrieren.
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          Podcast-Rockstar Vincent Kittmann glaubt an den Boom für Audio auf Abruf.   
Vom Handy ins Ohr: Inhalte zum Anhören verbreiten sich auf immer mehr Smartphones. Podcasts sind Gold für manche Werbungtreibende – weil sie Nischen nachhaltig besetzen können, sagt Vincent Kittmann im Video-Interview von "Horizont" und turi2.tv bei den Digital Marketing Days in Berlin. Audio-Alleskönner Kittmann beobachtet für die Online Marketing Rockstars, wie Apple das Thema Audio auf Abruf immer stärker pusht – künftig auch durch mehr Daten für Media-Entscheider. Kittmann rät im Gespräch mit Giuseppe Rondinella: "Mit Podcasts kannst du einen Kanal belegen, der noch nicht so viel belegt ist – und den dann dominieren." turi2.tv (5-Min-Video im YouTube-Kanal von turi2)


Vom Handy ins Ohr: Inhalte zum Anhören verbreiten sich auf immer mehr Smartphones. Podcasts sind Gold für manche Werbungtreibende – weil sie Nischen nachhaltig besetzen können, sagt Vincent Kittmann im Video-Interview von "Horizont" und turi2.tv bei den Digital Marketing Days in Berlin.

Audio-Alleskönner Kittmann beobachtet für die Online Marketing Rockstars, wie Apple das Thema Audio auf Abruf immer stärker pusht – künftig auch durch mehr Daten für Media-Entscheider. Kittmann rät im Gespräch mit Giuseppe Rondinella: "Mit Podcasts kannst du einen Kanal belegen, der noch nicht so viel belegt ist – und den dann dominieren."
turi2.tv (5-Min-Video im YouTube-Kanal von turi2)


          CARS Protection Plus   
https://www.linkedin.com/company/cars-protection-plus
          La forma segura de usar LinkedIn   
Dicen que LinkedIn es una red social, pero no es así. Es un lugar para postear tu Curriculum Vitae (CV), y cuando mucho contactar con clientes y proveedores, nada más. Cualquier otro uso te puede causar problemas. Problemas por ser muy activo Cada vez que das un Like o posteas un mensaje o publicas un artículo, llenas el feed (pizarrón de otros). Participar en los debates, especialmente
          (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Spirits Industry - Large Account - Business Development   

Neenah Paper

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


Overview:



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



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






Responsibilities:



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



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



Qualifications:



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




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

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          Ako sa bezpečne vystavovať slnku s MUDr. Milicou Maličkovou   

Ďakujeme pani doktorke za rozhovor. Pre viac informácií ju môžeš nájsť na Linkedine.

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          In medicine, people less likely to hire based on connections   
The old saying goes: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. But that’s apparently not so true when it comes to the practice of medicine. New research from LinkedIn suggests that people working in medicine differ from those in other industries when it comes to connecting with peers and identifying new job opportunities through their professional networks.
          LinkedIn Company Extractor 4.0.13   
LinkedIn Company Extractor extracts companies profiles data on LinkedIn.
          Les HEI sur LinkedIn!   
Les HEI sont maintenant représentées sur LinkedIn grâce à une page officielle! Cette page nous permettra d’accroître notre visibilité sur Internet et de publier du contenu pertinent pour nos abonnés.
          Administradores Premium estreia programas sobre comunicação pessoal e estratégias para o Linkedin   
"Falando Bem", com Aurea Regina de Sá, e "Linkedin Marketing", com Daniel Araújo, são duas séries imperdíveis para quem deseja aperfeiçoar habilidades e conhecer novas ferramentas
          Comment on Suggestions for Cover of “Africa’s Sankofa Innovation” Book by ndubuisi ekekwe   
Thanks for this insight. We are aggregating all including from LinkedIn.
          COLLUSION: GOP Operative Tied with Michael Flynn Sought Hillary Clinton Emails from Russian Hackers   

Remember when Donald Trump looked in the cameras during his July 27, 2016, press conference and asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s emails? Um, there was a reason for that….collusion. “Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were […]

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          VOTER SUPPRESSION: Trump Voter Fraud Chair Wants Private Info on Every Voter   

Washington Post: “The chair of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission has penned a letter to all 50 states requesting their full voter-roll data, including the name, address, date of birth, party affiliation, last four Social Security number digits and voting history back to 2006 of potentially every voter in the […]

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          Donald Trump, Senior WH Aides May Have Colluded with National Enquirer to Blackmail Journalists   

Donald Trump and senior White House aides may have colluded with the National Enquirer to blackmail Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, according to a bombshell from the Morning Joe hosts. Um, shouldn’t Congress investigate this and find out which aides are involved? Scarborough said that “three people at the very top […]

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          Joe Scarborough Drops Bombshell: Donald Trump Tried to Blackmail Me   

Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, dropped a bombshell during his response to Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks, saying he tried to blackmail he and Mika Brzezinski using the National Enquirer. Um, Trump accidentally confirmed it. Scarborough said that “three people at the very top of the administration” threatened him with […]

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          Mika Brzezinski: Donald Trump is Not Well, His Response is to Continue Attacks on Twitter   

One day after being attacked in the most vulgar and sexist manner by the so-called president, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said “Donald Trump is not well.” What was his first impulse? Continue attacking Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe co-host on Twitter. He is trying to silence dissent by being a wannabe […]

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          Maxine Waters Slams Donald Trump: “Impeachment is not Enough, Should We Explore Exile?”   

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted Donald Trump for his sexist and vulgar attack on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, tweeting, “The swamp creature strikes again.” She continued, “impeachment is not enough. Should we explore exile?” Waters ripped Trump in a series of tweets after he attacked Brzezinski as “low IQ, crazy Mika,” […]

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          Obama White House Photographer Trolls Donald Trump Over Lack of Respect for Women   

Obama White House photographer trolls Donald Trump over his lack of respect for women by posting a photo of the former president with several women on his staff, with the caption “Respect for women.” Respect for women. pic.twitter.com/YRiWzAkDjR — Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) June 29, 2017 Donald Trump is under fire […]

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          Lawmakers Eviscerate Donald Trump for Vulgar Attacks on Mika Brzezinski   

Lawmakers eviscerated Donald Trump for his vulgar and sexist attack on Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski, calling her “Crazy Mika” and that she was “bleeding badly from a facelift” when she and Joe Scarborough came to Mar-A-Lago on New Year’s Eve. By the way, Mika’s response was the best ever. Rep. Terri […]

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          Melania Trump’s Spox Response to Donald Trump’s Attack on Mika Brzezinski is Equally Shameful   

Melania Trump’s spox response to her husband Donald Trump’s attack on MSNBC’s hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is equally shameful — “he will punch back 10 times harder.” CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports Mrs. Trump’s communications director said “As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets […]

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          Twitter Rips Donald Trump for Shameful “Bleeding from Facelift” Tweet About Mika Brzezinski   

Twitter shredded Donald Trump for shamefully attacking MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski as “bleeding badly from a facelift” as he melted down over attacks from the show. Trump tweeted:  “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 […]

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          25 tricky job-interview questions the best companies in America are asking   

Mark Zuckerberg question mark

With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at the 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going.

But before you start seething with envy, you should see some of the questions they had to answer to get there.

To find these difficult and sometimes odd queries, Business Insider sifted through hundreds of reviews on Glassdoor submitted by people who recently interviewed at these top companies.

And although Google officially did away with its notoriously difficult brainteasers years ago, a few interviewers at Google and plenty more at other companies continue to carry the torch.

If you're thinking of tossing your hat in the ring, be sure to prepare yourself for some real head-scratchers:

'How many pianos are in Poland?' —Boston Consulting Group intern candidate



'If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?' —Google associate account-strategist candidate



'How many Big Macs does McDonald's sell each year in the US?' —Facebook data-scientist candidate



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          FRAUDE Golpe de emprego falso no WhatsApp lesa 200 mil pessoas em 24h. O mais novo golpe aplicado via WhatsApp esconde, em uma promessa fraudulenta de emprego, um cadastro que pode, em alguns casos, resultar em golpes financeiros. A falsa promessa de emprego, com salários de até R$ 1.852, para candidatos sem experiência, em um dos supermercados da rede Carrefour, lesou, em menos de 24 horas, mais de 200 mil pessoas.    


Fraude
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O levantamento é da consultoria de segurança digital PSafe, que conta cerca de 10 mil cliques por hora. Ao acessar o link para o suposto cadastro de emprego, o usuário é induzido a responder três perguntas. A vítima, então, é encaminhada para nova página, em que precisa compartilhar a "oportunidade" com 15 amigos - fato que tem ajudo na rápida propagação do golpe

O link também induz usuários a baixar aplicativos que deixam o smartphone vulnerável e podem resultar no roubo de dados ou em cobranças indevidas via SMS. Em nota, o Carrefour reforçou que a mensagem é falsa e que somente realiza processo seletivo por meio dos portais Vagas.com, Catho, Curriculum.com, InfoJobs e no LinkedIn.

 

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          El CSIC confía a Rosa Montero la entrega de los premios Inspiraciencia. ¿Por qué no a Iker Jiménez? #Magonia #noticias   
Rosa Montero entregará mañana en el Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Muncyt), en La Coruña, los premios de la VII Edición del Certamen de Relatos de Inspiración Científica que convoca el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Sí, han leído bien, Rosa Montero, la misma que defendía hace unas semanas en El País Semanal […] La entrada El CSIC confía a Rosa Montero la entrega de los premios Inspiraciencia. ¿Por qué no a Iker Jiménez? aparece primero en Magonia.

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          UX job hunting with little to no portfolio   
I need a new UX job as soon as possible. I'm in the interaction design/information architecture track. I've been doing this for about 6 years. Because of reasons, I don't have a portfolio. I got the job I have now through connections I don't have anymore. How am I gonna get another job?

So this is a question about making myself look as hire-able as I think I am.

The type of work I've done is more in the realm of interactive prototypes (in Axure, which I'm pretty good at) & a lot of talking, sketching, whiteboarding, & research. In my current job I've done a lot of writing articles in our team wiki, including reports I wrote on the self-directed user research I did. But I tried exporting those to Word but they look bad, and don't really make a lot of sense out of context. I don't really know how to make a decent-looking portfolio out of them.

And I feel so weird about walking up saying "Here take all of my company's IP." In the past I have gotten around that by just taking the logos & stuff out of my work, but that was back when I was doing more traditional wireframe PDFs and it was very easy to do. And my work from those days is very old and probably not good enough to show anymore. I think when I was interviewing for this job I just got over myself and showed them the stuff I was working on at the time but I don't have those materials anymore.

I do have some Axure prototypes that I think would show off both my interaction design skills & my skills at Axure:
1. One of them is for a product my company isn't pursuing, or might not pursue. There is already no mention of my company on there anywhere so that's pretty simple.
2. The other is a game I made based off a description I saw online that I credit within the game.
3. The third one will take some work to fix up and strip out the product-specific stuff but it demos a complex addition to the product that I designed & shipped. I know that having shipped stuff is a big deal. I don't have documentation for any of the other stuff I've worked on that has shipped, such as a well-known consumer-facing interface I was a big part of.

I can demo these in an interview but, do I put them online too? I don't really want to? Is that normal? I have a personal domain that doesn't have anything on it anymore. Do I get that going again? Is two or three things enough? I have reached out to some of the recruiters who spam me on LinkedIn and they all want me to send portfolios. To me a portfolio seems like such an old-fashioned thing, like a throwback to Mad Men days.

Background details: I have a BS in media studies and a Masters (2010) in Human Computer Interaction (UX degree for career changers basically). I live in the San Francisco Bay area but too far from Silicon Valley for a job down there to be feasible; San Francisco would be better. I'm looking for job security & I'd prefer a job at an established, stable company rather than a start up. But honestly I'm happy to live anywhere other than here and that's another difficult point that's tripping me up. I moved here a few years ago and don't really know anyone else around here to help me network and I'm not very good at that anyway.

My throwaway email is anonh2629@gmail.com.

          That was us then, this is us now   
Earlier this month, I shared my plans to rewrite the Careers page of our Collegewise website. What felt fresh in 2006 felt dated today, and it reminded me how powerful it can be to take a new, critical look at things you’ve long since stopped evaluating. Here’s a screenshot of the old page. That was […]
        

          Chine : le responsable de LinkedIn démissionne. Mission accomplie ?   
Derek Shen a participé activement à l'essor de LinkedIn en Chine depuis 2014. Le président de la branche locale lâche les commandes, en estimant avoir rempli sa mission.
          How well do you know the foods of Ramadan? [quiz]   

Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Muslim calendar and a period of 29 or 30 days each year in which practicing Muslims fast during daylight hours. The morning meal, suhur, must be finished before dawn, and iftar, the evening meal that breaks the fast (sawm), cannot occur until after dusk. While the commitment to prayer and hours of fasting build community, so do the extensive preparations for the breaking of the fast with friends and family at iftar each night.

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          ¿Cómo serán los empleos futuros? Los expertos opinan   
Los empleos que tenemos hoy no serán los que tengamos mañana. Tampoco lo serán nuestras habilidades. Entonces, ¿cómo será el futuro de los empleos y qué debemos hacer para prepararnos? Esto opinan los expertos.

No más trabajos para toda la vida

"Un niño de hoy puede esperar cambiar de trabajo por lo menos siete veces en el curso de sus vidas - y cinco de esos puestos de trabajo no existen todavía".
Esteban Bullrich, ministro de Educación de Argentina

Nuevos empleos con el respaldo de la formación adecuada

“En un futuro muy cercano no tendremos los mismos trabajos que tenemos hoy, pero se crearán nuevos puestos de trabajo. Debemos capacitar a las personas brindándoles la educación y las oportunidades adecuadas. Creo que hay mejores días por delante, aunque esto depende de que tomemos nuestras tecnologías más prometedoras — y las adaptemos— para ayudar a las personas y crear oportunidades en todos los niveles”.
Devin Wenig, presidente y CEO de eBay

Valores esenciales para nuestros hijos

“El cultivo de la inteligencia digital basada en los valores humanos es esencial para que nuestros niños se conviertan en expertos en tecnología en lugar de ser dominados por ella”.
“Sin un programa nacional de educación digital, el dominio y el acceso a la tecnología se distribuirán de manera desigual, lo que agravaría la desigualdad y dificultaría la movilidad socioeconómica”.
Yuhyun Park, presidente, Infollution ZERO

La política necesita actualizarse

“Si bien hay opiniones muy contrapuestas acerca del modo en que la tecnología afectará al empleo, existe un consenso en que nos hayamos en un período de transición. Es necesario que las políticas se actualicen y simplifiquen esta transición. Proponemos cuatro áreas de acción: el reconocimiento de todos los modelos de trabajo y la rápida adopción de nuevas regulaciones, la actualización de la asistencia social, la formación de adultos y la capacitación continua, y los servicios de empleo proactivos”.
Saadia Zahidi, directora de Educación, Género y Trabajo y miembro del Comité Ejecutivo, Foro Económico Mundial en Ginebra

Los cambios no son nada nuevo

“Los efectos perturbadores de la innovación no son nada nuevo: el trabajador agrícola, que se trasladó a las fábricas industriales en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII, sufrió grados de devastación en su vida y sociedad que hacen que los actuales cambios parezcan menores en comparación”.

Mark Dodgson, director del Centro de Gestión de Tecnología e Innovación de la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad de Queensland y David Gann, vicepresidente del Imperial College.

El aprendizaje es importante

“En un entorno en el que surgen nuevas habilidades más rápido de lo que otras desaparecen, la posibilidad de conseguir un empleo tiene menos que ver con los conocimientos y más con la capacidad de aprender”.
Jonas Prising, presidente y director ejecutivo, ManpowerGroup

¿Hombres o máquinas?

“El piloto automático no ha dejado a los pilotos sin trabajo; en su lugar, anticipó una creciente cooperación entre el hombre y la máquina en tareas complejas”.

Cambio de habilidades... y cambio de puestos de trabajo

“Muchas personas no pueden hacer frente al cambio y mejora en las habilidades, lo que algunos consideran como parte de la evolución de la Cuarta Revolución Industrial”.
Allen Blue, cofundador y vicepresidente de Gestión de Productos, LinkedIn

Un futuro igualitario

“El futuro no será un mundo de hombres, será un mundo especializado; un mundo en donde las mujeres tendrán igualdad de acceso, representación y habilidades para aprovechar las oportunidades en las industrias y los trabajos".

Mara Swan, vicepresidenta ejecutiva de Estrategia Global y Talento, ManpowerGroup

Los robots no se quedarán con nuestros trabajos

“El error más grande que he oído aquí en Davos es la idea de que la tecnología se quedará con todos nuestros trabajos y que no hay nada que podamos hacer al respecto. La realidad es que es una herramienta muy poderosa pero que puede ser adaptada al futuro”.
Erik Brynjolfsson, director de la Iniciativa del MIT para la Economía Digital

Tampoco las computadoras

“Las actividades que utilizan computadoras crecen más rápido, no más lentamente, y no hay señales de que la tecnología genere desempleo o polarización a gran escala. La segunda idea es que, en lugar de perder puestos de trabajo, existe una consiguiente necesidad de nuevas habilidades: las nuevas tecnologías pueden aumentar la demanda de una actividad, compensando las supuestas pérdidas de puestos de trabajo”.
Erik Brynjolfsson, director de la Iniciativa del MIT para la Economía Digital

Fuente:Foro Económico Mundial

          CRM Specialist, Bilingual - McCarthy Tetrault - Toronto, ON   
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          The 5 Biggest Hacks of 2016 (Including Yahoo, LinkedIn, iPhone & Tumblr)   
Within the last year, it has become the norm for hackers to break into websites, steal precious data and then bargain that data for ransom. Of course, there is a certain community of genuine hackers who will often help law enforcement agencies decode some of the clandestine communications by terrorists or other criminal groups. This “WikiLeaks” style of hacking is often received with varying perspectives, depending on which side you identify with. The rest of the hacking activities worldwide could ... Continue Reading...
          نحوه استفاده از ماژول Page Title   

چه با دروپال کار کنید یا هر cmsدیگری ، مدیریت بر روی عناوین صفحه ها یا title بسیار ضروری و کار ساز است. همان طور که میدانید عنوان یک سایت می تواند تاثیری بسیار در سئوی سایت شما ، بهبود رتبه ی گوگل سایت شما و در نهایت می تواند نمایش بهتر سایت شما در موتورهای جستجوگر داشته باشد ...پس چرا به بهبود عناوین صفحات نپردازیم ؟ همچنین باید اشاره که عنوان صفحه تاثیر فراوانی نه تنها برای موتورهای جستجو بلکه برای جذب کاربران و یا نگهداشتن کاربران سایت دارد! برای مثال اگر بخواهیم چند فایده مهم این کار را مثال بزنیم میتوانیم بگویم که کاربرانی که در گوگل جستجو میکنند در بین شرایط یکسان سایر سایت ها(اگر رتبه را در نظر نگیریم)تنها عنوان صفحه و خلاصه ناقصی از محتوای وب شما در کنار وب دیگران وجود دارد و این انتخاب کاربر است که سایتی که عنوان بهتری دارد را برگزیند و انتخاب کند. یا اگر بخواهیم مثال دیگری بزنیم :کاربرانی که سایت شما را برگزیدند در هنگامی که صفحه شما را به لیست علاقه مندی های مروگر خود اضافه می کنند (بوک مارک می کنند) تنها عنوان قابل نمایش است. متاسفانه به صورت پیشفرض در دروپال به منظور این کار راهکاری پیشبینی نشده ولی هیچ جای نگرانی وجود ندارد زیرا شما به راحتی میتوانید با ماژول page title این کار را به بهترین شکل انجام دهید. خوب حالا که قراره کارکردن با این ماژول را یاد بگیرید شاید از خودتان بپرسید حالا با عناوین صفحاتمان چکار کنم یا اصلاً عناوین صفحه چگونه باید باشد ؟ما در مدرسه دروپال ایران به این سوال هم پاسخ میدهیم پس همچنان همراه ما باشید. اولین کاری که باید انجام بدهید این است که نباید بگذارید عنوان صفحه بیشتر از 50 تا 70 کاراکتر باشد زیرا اگر عنوان صفحه بیشتر از این مقدار باشد در نتیجه جستجو موتورهای جستجوگر عنوان به صورت کامل مشاهده نخواهد شد ! به علاوه اگر از یک عنوان ثابت در تمامی صفحات استفاده کنید این کار برایتان بسیار گران تمام خواهد شد زیرا موتور های جستجوگر از این نوع عنوان های صفحه اصلاً خوششان نمی آید.

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          نحوه استفاده از ماژول views infinite scroll   

مطمئنا در سایت ها و شبکه های اجتماعی دیده اید که با اسکرول صفحه مطالب load می شود و این قابلیت برای شما جالب بوده. توسط ماژول views infinite scroll می توانید این قابلیت را به سایت دروپالی خود اضافه کنید. در ویدئو زیر طریقه استفاده از ماژول views infinite scroll را آموزش داده ایم.

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حتما برای شما هم اتفاق افتاده که یک صفحه طولانی را اسکرول scroll کرده اید و برای برگشتن به بالا زیاد حوصله ندارید و این کار را با دلسردی انجام می دهید. با استفاده از ماژول scroll to top به راحتی می توانید یک لینک به صفحات خود اضافه کنید تا زمانی که صفحه طولانی است و نیاز به اسکرول به بالای صفحه داشتید با کلیک به روی این لینک به سادگی به بالای صفحه منتقل بشوید. در این ویدئو نحوه استفاده از ماژول scroll to top را آموزش خواهیم داد. البته ماژول دیگری هم است که این کار رو انجام میدهد: http://drupalschool.ir/scroll-to-top-module خوشحال میشوم که اگر این ماژول را هم استفاده کردید نظرات خود را انتقال دهید.

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اگر شما چندین محتوا داشته باشید و قصد داشته باشید در محتوای جدیدی که ایجاد می کنید به یکی از این محتوا ها لینک دهید، چه کار می کنید..؟ میگردید و آن محتوا را پیدا می کنید و آدرس آن را وارد می کنید یا آدرس محتوا ها را به خاطر نگه می دارید. با استفاده از ماژول linkit همانطور که از اسمش پیدا است به راحتی می توانید بدون دانستنآدرس محتوا با وارد کردن قسمتی از عنوان محتوا ها به محتوای مورد نظر لینک دهید. در ویدئو پایین بیشتر با آموزش ماژول linkit آشنا خواهید شد.

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

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

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

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

Here are some excerpts:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Balanced Bandwidth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low-power to the people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Data-driven cost reduction lights up India

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

The streetlight example, let’s take that specifically and see what kind of benefits it would give. When a streetlight operates for about 12 hours a day, it costs about Rs.12, which is about $0.15, but when you start optimizing it and say, okay, this is a streetlight that is supported currently on halogen and you move it to LED, it brings a little bit of cost saving, in some cases significant as well. India is going through an LED revolution as you may have read in the newspapers, those streetlights are being converted, and that’s one distinct cost advantage.

Now they are looking and driving, let’s say, the usage and the electricity bills even lower by optimizing it. Let’s say you sync it with the astronomical clock, that 6:30 in the evening it comes up and let’s say 6:30 in the morning it shuts down linking to the astronomical clock because now you are connecting this controller to the Internet.

The second thing that you would do is during busy hours keep it at the brightest, let’s say between 7:00 and 10:00, you keep it at the brightest and after that you start minimizing it. You can control it down in 10 percent increments.

The point I am making is, you basically deliver intensity of light to the kind of requirement that you have. If it is busy, or if there is nobody on the street, or if there is a safety requirement -- a sensor will trigger up a series of lights, and so on.

So your ability to play around with just having streetlight being delivered to the requirement is so high that it brings down total cost. While I was telling you about $0.15 that you would spend per streetlight, that could be brought down to $0.05. So that’s the kind of advantage by better controlling the streetlights. The business case builds up, and a customer can save 60 to 70 percent just by doing this. Obviously, then the business case stands out.

The question that you are asking is an interesting one because each of the applications has its own way of returning the investment back, while the optimization of resources is being done. There is also a collateral positive benefit by saving the environment. So not only do I gain a business savings and business optimization, but I also pass on a general, bigger message of a green environment. Environment and safety are the two biggest benefits of implementing this and it would really appeal to our customers.

Gardner:It’s always great to put hard economic metrics on these things, but Shridhar just mentioned safety. Even when you can't measure in direct economics, it's invaluable when you can bring a higher degree of safety to an urban environment.

It opens up for more foot traffic, which can lead to greater economic development, which can then provide more tax revenue. It seems to me that there is a multiplier effect when you have this sort of intelligent urban landscape that creates a cascading set of benefits: the more data, the more efficiency; the more efficiency, the more economic development; the more revenue, the more data and so on. So tell us a little bit about this ongoing multiplier and virtuous adoption benefit when you go to intelligent urban environments?

Quality of life, under control

Upton:Yes, also it’s important to note that it differs almost by country to country and almost within region to region within countries. The interesting challenge with smart cities is that often you're dealing with elected officials rather than hard-nosed businessman who are only interested in the financial return. And it's because you're dealing with politicians and they are therefore representing the citizens in their area, either their city or their town or their region, their priorities are not always the same.

There is quite a variation of one of the particular challenges, particular social challenges as well as the particular quality of life challenges in each of the areas that they work in. So things like personal safety are a very big deal in some regions. I am currently in Tokyo and here there is much more concern around quality of life and mobility with a rapidly aging population and their challenges are somewhat different.
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But in India, the set of opportunities and challenges that are set out, they are in that combination of economic as well as social, and if you solve them and you essentially give citizens more peace of mind, more ability to be able to move freely, to be able to take part in the economic interaction within that area, then undoubtedly that leads to greater growth, but it is worth bearing in mind that it does vary almost city by city and region by region.

Gardner:Shridhar, do you have any other input into a cascading ongoing set of benefits when you get more data, more network opportunity. I guess I am trying to understand for a longer-term objective that being intelligent and data-driven has an ongoing set of benefits, what might those be? How can this be a long-term data and analytics treasure trove when you think about it in terms of how to provide better urban experiences?

Home/work help

Shridhar:From our perspective, when we looked at the customer benefits there is a huge amount of focus around the smart cities and how smart cities are benefiting from a network. If you look at the enterprise customers, they are also looking at safety, which is an overlapping application that a smart city would have.

So the enterprise wants to provide safety to its workers, for example, in mines or in difficult terrains, environments where they are focusing on helping them. Or women’s safety, which is as you know in India is a big thing as well -- how do you provide a device which is not very obvious and it gives the women all the safety that is there.

So all this in some form is providing data. One of the things that comes to my mind when you ask about how data-driven resources can be and what kind of quality it would give is if you action your mind to some of the customer services devices, there could be applications or let’s say a housewife could have a multiple button kind of a device where she can order a service.

Depending on the service she presses and an aggregate of households across India, you would know the trends and direction of a certain service, and mind you, it could be as simple as a three-button device which says Service A, Service B, Service C, and it could be a consumer service that gets extended to a particular household that we sell it as a service.

So you could get lots of trends and patterns that are emerging from that, and we believe that the customer experience is going to change, because no longer is a customer going to retain in his mind what kind of phone numbers or your, let's say, apps and all to order, you give them the convenience of just a button-press service. That immediately comes to my mind.

Feedback fosters change

The second one is in terms of feedback. You use the same three-button service to say, how well have you used utility -- or rather how -- what kind of quality of service that you rate multiple utilities that you are using, and there is toilet revolution in India. For example, you put these buttons out there, they will tell you at any given point of time what’s the user satisfaction and so on.

So these are all data that is getting gathered and I believe that while it is early days for us to go on and put out analytics and give you distinct kind of benefits that are there, but some of the things that customers are already looking at is which geographies, which segment, who are my biggest -- profile of the customers using this and so on. That kind of information is going to come out very, very distinctly.

The Smart Cities is all about experience. The enterprises are now looking at the data that is coming out and seeing how they can use it to better segment, and provide better customer experience which would obviously mean both adding to their top line as well as helping them manage their bottom line. So it's beyond safety, it's getting into the customer experience – the realm of managing customer experience.

Gardner:From a go-to-market perspective, or a go-to-city’s perspective, these are very complex undertakings, lots of moving parts, lots of different technologies and standards. How are Tata and HPE are coming together -- along with other service providers, Pointnextfor example? How do you put this into a package that can then actually be managed and put in place? How do we make this appealing not only in terms of its potential but being actionable as well when it comes to different cities and regions?

Upton:The concept of Smart Cities has been around for a while and various governments around the world have pumped money into their cities over an extended period of time.
We now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points and we have IoT becoming mainstream.

As usual, these things always take more time than you think, and I do not believe today that we have a technology challenge on our hands. We have much more of a business model challenge. Being able to deploy technology to be able to bring benefits to citizens, I think that is finally getting to the point where it is much better understood where innovation of the device level, whether it's streetlights, whether it's the ability to measure water quality, sound quality, humidity, all of these metrics that we have available to us now. There has been very rapid innovation at that device level and at the economics of how to produce them, at a price that will enable widespread deployment.

All that has been happening rapidly over the last few years getting us to the point where we now have the infrastructure in place, we have the price points in place, and we have IoT becoming mainstream enough that it is entering into the manufacturing process of all sorts of different devices, as I said, ranging from streetlights to personal security devices through to track and trace devices that are built into the manufacturing process of goods.
That is now reaching mainstream and we are now able to take advantage of this massive data that’s now being produced to be able to produce even more efficient and smarter cities, and make them safer places for our citizens.

Gardner:Last word to you, Shridhar. If people wanted to learn more about the pilot proof of concept (PoC) that you are doing there at Jamshedpur and other cities, through the Smart Cities Mission, where might they go, are there any resources, how would you provide more information to those interested in pursuing more of these technologies?

Pilot projects take flight

Shridhar:I would be very happy to help them look at the PoCs that we are doing. I would classify the PoCs that we are doing is as far as safety is concerned, we talked of energy management in one big bucket that is there, then the customer service I spoke about, the fourth one I would say is more on the utility side. Gas and water are two big applications where customers are looking at these PoCs very seriously.

And there is very one interesting application in that one customer wanted for pest control, where he wanted his mouse traps to have sensors so that they will at any point of time know if there is a rat trap at all, which I thought was a very interesting thing.
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There are multiple streams that we have, we have done multiple PoCs, we will be very happy as Tata Communications team [to provide more information], and the HPE folks are in touch with us.

You could write to us, to me in particular for some period of time. We are also putting information on our website. We have marketing collateral, which describes this. We will do some of the joint workshops with HPE as well.

So there are multiple ways to reach us, and one of the best ways obviously is through our website. We are always there to provide more important help, and we believe that we can’t do it all alone; it’s about the ecosystem getting to know and getting to work on it.

While we have partners like HPE on the platform level, we also have partners such as Semtech, who established Center of Excellence in Mumbai along with us. So the access to the ecosystem from HPE side as well as our other partners is available, and we are happy to work and co-create the solutions going forward.


          How confluence of cloud, UC and data-driven insights newly empowers contact center agents   
The next BriefingsDirect customer experience insights discussion explores how Contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) capabilities are becoming more powerful as a result of leveraging cloud computing, multi-mode communications channels, and the ability to provide optimized and contextual user experiences.

More than ever, businesses have to make difficult and complex decisions about how to best source their customer-facing services. Which apps and services, what data and resources should be in the cloud or on-premises -- or in some combination -- are among the most consequential choices business leaders now face. As the confluence of cloud and unified communications (UC) -- along with data-driven analytics -- gain traction, the contact center function stands out.

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We’ll now hear why traditional contact center technology has become outdated, inflexible and cumbersome, and why CCaaS is becoming more popular in meeting the heightened user experience requirements of today.
Here to share more on the next chapter of contact center and customer service enhancements, is Vasili Triant, CEO of Serenovain Austin, Texas. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Here are some excerpts:

Gardner: What are the new trends reshaping the contact center function?

Triant:What’s changed in the world of contact center and customer service is that we’re seeing a generational spread -- everything from baby boomers all the way now to Gen Z.

With the proliferation of smartphones through the early 2000s, and new technologies and new channels -- things like WeChat and Viber -- all these customers are now potential inbound discussions with brands. And they all have different mediums that they want to communicate on. It’s no longer just phone or e-mail: It’s phone, e-mail, web chat, SMS, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and there are other channels coming around the corner that we don't even know about yet.

Triant
When you take all of these folks -- customers or brands -- and you take all of these technologies that consumers want to engage with across all of these different channels – it’s simple, they want to be heard. It's now the responsibility of brands to determine what is the best way to respond and it’s not always one-to-one.

So it’s not a phone call for a phone call, it’s maybe an SMS to a phone call, or a phone call to a web chat -- whatever those [multi-channels] may be. The complexity of how we communicate with customers has increased. The needs have changed dramatically. And the legacy types of technologies out there, they can't keep up -- that's what's really driven the shift, the paradigm shift, within the contact center space.

Gardner:It’s interesting that the new business channels for marketing and capturing business are growing more complex. They still have to then match on the back end how they support those users, interact with them, and carry them through any sort of process -- whether it's on-boarding and engaging, or it’s supporting and servicing them.

What we’re requiring then is a different architecture to support all of that. It seems very auspicious that we have architectural improvements right along with these new requirements.

Triant:We have two things that have collided at the same time – cloud technologies and the growth of truly global companies.  

Most of the new channels that have rolled out are in the cloud. I mean, think about it -- Facebook is a cloud technology, Twitter is a cloud technology. WeChat, Viber, all these things, they are all cloud technologies. It’s becoming a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based world. The easiest and best way to integrate with these other cloud technologies is via the cloud -- versus on-premises. So what began as the shift of on-premises technology to cloud contact center -- and that really began in 2011-2012 – has rapidly picked up speed with the adoption of multi-channels as a primary method of communication.

The only way to keep up with the pace of development of all these channels is through cloud technologies because you need to develop an agile world, you need to be able to get the upgrades out to customers in a quick fashion, in an easy fashion, and in an inexpensive fashion. That's the core difference between the on-premises world and the cloud world.

At the same time, we are no longer talking about a United States company, an Australia company, or a UK company -- we are talking about everything as global brands, or global businesses. Customer service is global now, and no one cares about borders or countries when it comes to communication with a brand.
Customer service is global now, and no one cares about borders or countries when it comes to communications with a brand.


Gardner:We have been speaking about this through the context of the end-user, the consumer. But this architecture and its ability to leverage cloud also benefits the agent, the person who is responsible for keeping that end-user happy and providing them with the utmost in intelligent services. So how does the new architecture also aid and abet the agent.

Triant: The agent is frankly one of the most important pieces to this entire puzzle. We talk a lot about channels and how to engage with the customer, but that's really what we call listening. But even in just simple day-to-day human interactions, one of the most important things is how you communicate back. There has been a series of time-and-motion studies done within contact centers, within brands -- and you can even look at your personal experiences. You don’t have to read reports to understand this.
The baseline for how an interaction will begin and end and whether that will be a happy or a poor interaction with the brand, is going to be dependent on the agents’ state of mind. If I call up and I speak to “Joe,” and he starts the conversation, he is in a great mood and he is having a great day, then my conversation will most likely end in a positive interaction because it started that way.

But if someone is frustrated, they had a rough day, they can’t find their information, their computers have been crashing or rebooting, then the interaction is guaranteed to end up poor. You hear this all the time, “Oh, can you wait a moment, my systems are loading. Oh, I can’t get you an answer, that screen is not coming up. I can't see your account information.” The agents are frustrated because they can’t do their job, and that frustration then blends into your conversation.

So using the technology to make it easy for the agent to do their job is essential. If they have to go from one screen to another screen to conduct one interaction with the customer -- they are going to be frustrated, and that will lead to a poor experience with the customer.

The cloud technologies like Serenova, which is web-based, are able to bring all those technologies into one screen. The agent can have all the information brought to them easily, all in one click, and then be able to answer all the customer needs. The agent is happy and that adds to the customer satisfaction. The conclusion of the call is a happy customer, which is what we all want. That’s a great scenario and you need cloud technology to do that because the on-premises world does not deliver a great agent experience.

One-stop service

Gardner:Another thing that the older technologies don't provide is the ability to have a flexible spectrum to move across these channels. Many times when I engage with an organization I might start with an SMS or a text chat, but then if that can’t satisfy my needs, I want to get a deeper level of satisfaction. So it might end up going to a phone call or an interaction on the web, or even a shared desktop, if I’m in IT support, for example.

The newer cloud technology allows you to intercept via different types of channels, but you can also escalate and vary between and among them seamlessly. Why is that flexibility both of benefit to the end-user as well as the agent?

Triant: I always tell companies and customers of ours that you don't have to over-think this; all you have to do is look to your personal life. Most common things that we as users deal with -- such as cell phone companies, cable companies, airlines, -- you can get onto any of these websites and begin chatting, but you can find that your interaction isn’t going well. Before I started at Serenova, I had these experiences where I was dealing with the cable company and -- chat, chat, chat, -- trying to solve my problem. But we couldn't get there, and so then we needed to get on the phone. But they said, “Here is our 800 number, call in.” I’d call in, but I’d have to start a whole new interaction.

Basically, I’d have to re-explain my entire situation. Then, I am talking with one person, and they have to turn around and send me an email, but I am not going to get that email for 30 to 45 minutes because they have to get off the phone, and get into another system and send it off. In the meantime, I am frustrated, I am ticked off -- and guess what I have done now? I have left that brand. This happens across the board. I can even have two totally different types of interactions with the company.

You can use a major airline brand as an example. One of our employees called on the phone trying to resolve an issue that was caused by the airline. They basically said, “No, no, no.” It made her very frustrated. She decided she’s going to fly with a different airline now. She then sent a social post [to that effect], and the airline’s VP of Customer Service answered it, and within minutes they had resolved her issue. But they already spent three hours on the phone trying to push her off through yet another channel because it was a totally different group, a totally different experience.

By leveraging technologies where you can pivot from one channel to another, everyone will get answers quicker. I can be chatting with you, Dana, and realize that we need to escalate to a voice conversation, for example, and I as the agent; I can then turn that conversation into a voice call. You don't have to re-explain yourself and you are like, “Wow, that's cool! Now I’m on the phone with a facility,” and we are able to handle our business.

As agent, I can also pivot simultaneously to an email channel to send you something as simple as a user guide or a series of knowledge-based articles that I may have at my fingertips as an agent. But you and I are still on the phone call. Even better yet, after-the-fact, as a business, I have all the analytics and the business intelligence to say that I had one interaction with Dana that started out as a web chat, pivoted to a phone call, and I simultaneously then sent a knowledge-based article of “X” around this issue and I can report on it all at once. Not three separate interactions, not three separate events -- and I have made you a happy customer.

Gardner:We are clearly talking about enabling the agent to be a super-agent, and they can, of course, be anywhere. I think this is really important now because the function of an agent -- we are already seeing the beginnings of this -- but it's going to certainly include and increase having more artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and associated data analytics benefits. The agent then might be a combination of human and AI functions and services.

So we need to be able to integrate at a core communications basis. Without going too far down this futuristic route, isn't it important for that agent to be an assimilation of more assets and more services over time?

Artificial Intelligence plus human support

Triant:I‘m glad you brought up AI and these other technologies. The reality is that we've been through a number of cycles around what this technology is going to do and how it is going to interact with an agent. In my view, and I have been in this world for a while, the agent is the most important piece of customer service and brand engagement. But you have to be able to bring information to them, and you have to be able to give information to your customers so that if there is something simple, get it to them as quick as possible -- but also bring all the relevant information to the agent.

AI has had multiple forms; it has existed for a long time. Sometimes people get confused because of marketing schemes and sales tactics [and view AI] as a way for cost avoidance, to reduce agents and eliminate staff by implementing these technologies. Really the focus is how to create a better customer experience, how to create a better agent experience.

We have had AI in our product for last three years, and we are re-releasing some components that will bring business intelligence to the forefront around the end of the year. What it essentially does is alIow you to see what you're doing as a user out on the Internet and within these technologies. I can see that you have been looking for knowledge-based articles around, for example, “why my refrigerator keeps freezing up and how can I defrost it.” You can see such things on Twitter and you can see these things on Facebook. The amount of information that exists out there is phenomenal and in real-time. I can now gather that information … and I can proactively, as a business, make decisions about what I want to do with you as a potential consumer.

I can even identify you as a consumer within my business, know how many products you have acquired from me, and whether you're a “platinum” customer or even a basic customer, and then make a decision.

For example, I have TVs, refrigerators, washer-dryers and other appliances all from the same manufacturer. So I am a large consumer to that one manufacturer because all of my components are there. But I may be searching a knowledge-based article on why the refrigerator continues to freeze up.

Now I may call in about just the refrigerator, but wouldn't it be great for that agent to know that I own 22 other products from that same company? I'm not just calling about the refrigerator; I am technically calling about the entire brand. My experience around the refrigerator freaking out may change my entire brand decision going forward. That information may prompt me to decide that I want to route that customer to a different pool of agents, based on what their total lifetime value is as a brand-level consumer.

Through AI, by leveraging all this information, I can be a better steward to my customer and to the agent, because I will tell you, an agent will act differently if they understand the importance of that customer or to know that I, Vasili, have spent the last two hours searching online for information, which I posted on Facebook and I posted on Twitter.
Through AI, by leveraging all this information, I can be a better steward to the customer and to the agent.

At that point, the level of my frustration already has reached a certain height on a scale. As an agent, if you knew that, you might treat me differently because you already know that I am frustrated. The agent may be able to realize that you have been looking for some information on this, realize you have been on Facebook and Twitter. They can then say: “I am really sorry, I'm not able to get you answers. Let me see how I can help you, it seems that you are looking online about how to keep the refrigerator from freezing up.”

If I start the conversation that way, I've now diffused a lot of the frustration of the customer. The agent has already started that interaction better. Bringing that information to that person, that’s powerful, that’s business intelligence -- and that’s creating action from all that information.

Keep your cool

Gardner:It’s fascinating that that level of sentiment analysis brings together the best of what AI and machine learning can do, which is to analyze all of these threads of data and information and determine a temperature, if you will, of a person's mood and pass that on to a human agent who can then have the emotional capacity to be ready to help that person get to a lower temperature, be more able to help them overall.

It’s becoming clear to me, Vasili, that this contact center function and CCaaS architectural benefits are far more strategic to an organization than we may have thought, that it is about more than just customer service. This really is the best interface between a company -- and all the resources and assets it has across customer service, marketing, and sales interactions. Do you agree that this has become far more strategic because of these new capabilities?

Triant:Absolutely, and as brands begin to realize the power of what the technology can do for their overall business, it will continue to evolve, and gain pace around global adoption.
As brands begin to realize the power of what the technology can do for their overall businesses, it will continue to evolve and gain global adoption.

We have only scratched the surface on adoption of these cloud technologies within organizations. A majority of brands out there look at these interactions as a cost of doing business. They still seek to reduce that cost versus the lifetime value of both the consumer, as well as the agent experience. This will shift, it is shifting, and there are companies that are thriving by recognizing that entire equation and how to leverage the technologies.

Technology is nothing without action and result. There have been some really cool things that have existed for a while, but they don’t ever produce any result that’s meaningful to the customer so they never get adopted and deployed and ultimately reach some type of a mass proliferation of results.

Gardner:You mentioned cost. Let’s dig into that. For organizations that are attracted to the capabilities and the strategic implications of CCaaS, how do we evaluate it in terms of cost? The old CapEx approach often had a high upfront cost, and then high operating costs, if you have an inefficient call center. Other costs involve losing your customers, losing brand affinity, losing your perception in the market. So when you talk to a prospect or customer, how do you help them tease out the understanding of a pay-as-you-go service as highly efficient? Does the highly empowered agent approach save money, or even make money, and CCaaS becomes not a cost center but a revenue generator?

Cost consciousness

Triant:Interesting point, Dana. When I started at Serenova about five years ago, customers all the time would say, “What’s the cost of owning the technology?” And, “Oh, my, on-premises stuff has already depreciated and I already own it, so it’s cheaper for me to keep it.” That was the conversation pretty much every day. Beginning in 2013, it rapidly started shifting. This shift was mainly driven by the fact that organizations started realizing that consumers want to engage on different channels, and the on-premises guys couldn’t keep up with this demand.

The cost of ownership no longer matters. What matters is that the on-premises guys just literally could not deliver the functionality. And so, whether that's Cisco, Avaya, or Shoretel, they quickly started falling away in consideration for technology companies that were looking to deploy applications for their business to meet these needs.

The cost of ownership quickly disappeared as the main discussion point. Instead it came around to, “What is the solution that you're going to deliver?” Customers that are looking for contact center technologies are beginning to take a cloud-first approach. And once they see the power of CCaaS through demonstration and through some trials of what an agent can do – and it’s all browser-based, there is no client install, there is no equipment on-premises - then it takes on a life of its own. It’s about, “What is the experience going to be? Are these channels all integrated? Can I get it all from one manufacturer?”

Following that, organizations focus on other intricacies around - Can it scale? Can it be redundant? Is it global? But those become architectural concerns for the brands themselves. There is a chunk of the industry that is not looking at these technologies, and they are stuck in brand euphoria or have to stay with on-premises infrastructure, or with a certain vendor because of their name or that they are going to get there someday.

As we have seen, Avaya has declared bankruptcy. Avaya does not have cloud technologies despite their marketing message. So the customers that are in those technologies now realize they have to find a path to keep up with the basic customer service at a global scale. Unfortunately, those customers have to find a path forward and they don’t have one right now.
It's less about cost of ownership and it’s more about the high cost of not doing anything. If I don't do anything, what’s going to be the cost? That cost ultimately becomes - I’m not going to be able to have engagement with my customers because the consumers are changing.
It's less about cost of ownership and it's more about the high cost of not doing anything.

Gardner:What about this idea of considering your contact center function not just as a cost center, but also as a business development function? Am I being too optimistic.

It seems to me that as AI and the best of what human interactions can do combine across multichannels, that this becomes no longer just a cost center for support, a check-off box, but a strategic must-do for any business.

Multi-channel customer interaction

Triant:When an organization reaches the pinnacle of happiness within what these technologies can do, they will realize that no longer do you need to have delineation between a marketing department that answers social media posts, an inside sales department that is only taking calls for upgrades and renewals, and a customer service department that’s dealing with complaints or inbound questions. They will see that you can leverage all the applications across a pool of agents with different skills.

I may have a higher skill around social media than over voice, or I may have a higher skill level around a sales activity, or renewal activity, over customer service problems. I should be able to do any interaction. And potentially one day it'll just be customer interaction department and the channels are just a medium of inbound and outbound choice for a brand.

But you can now take information from whatever you see the customer doing. Each of their actions have a leading indicator, everything has a predictive action prior to the inbound touch, everything does. Now that a brand can see that, it will be able to have “consumer interaction departments,” and it will be properly routed to the right person based on that information. You’ll be able to bring information to that agent that will allow them to answer the customer’s questions.

Gardner:I can see how that agent’s job would be very satisfying and fulfilling when you are that important, when you have that sort of a key role in your organization that empowers people. That’s good news for people that are trying to find those skills and fill those positions.

Vasili, we only have a few minutes left, but I’d love to hear about a couple of examples. It’s one thing to tell, it’s another thing to show. Do we have some examples of organizations that have embraced this concept of a strategic contact center, taken advantage of those multi-channels, added perhaps some intelligence and improved the status and capability of the agents -- all to some business benefit? Walk us through a couple of actual use cases where this has all come together.

Cloud communication culture shift

Triant:No one has reached that level of euphoria per se, but there are definitely companies that are moving in that direction.

It is a culture change, so it takes time. I know as well as anybody what it takes to shift a culture, and it doesn't happen overnight. As an example, there is a ride-hailing company that engages in a different way with their consumer, and their consumer might be different than what you think from the way I am describing it. They use voice systems and SMS and often want to pivot between the two. Our technology actually allows the agent to make that decision even if they aren’t even physically in the same country. They are dynamically spread across multiple countries to answer any question they may need to answer based on time and day.

But they can pivot from what’s predominantly an SMS inbound and outbound communication into a voice interaction, and then they can also follow up with an e-mail, and that’s already happened. Now, it initially started with some SMS inbound and outbound, then they added voice – an interesting move as most people think adding voice is what people are getting away from. What everyone has begun to realize is that live communication ultimately is what everybody looks for in the end to solve the more complex problems.
What everyone has begun to realize is that live communication ultimately is what everybody looks for in the end to solve the more complex problems.

That's one example. Another company that provides the latest technology in food order and delivery initially started with voice-only to order and deliver food. Now they've added SMS confirmations automatically, and e-mail as well for confirmation or for more information from the inbound voice call. And now, once they are an existing customer, they can even start an order from an SMS, and pivot back to a voice call for confirmation -- all within one interaction. They are literally one of the fastest growing alternative food delivery companies, growing at a global scale.

They are deploying agents globally across one technology. They would not be able to do this with legacy technologies because of the expense. When you get into these kinds of high-volume, low-margin businesses, cost matters. When you can have an OpEx model that will scale, you are adding better customer service to the applications, and you are able to allow them to build a profitable model because you are not burning them with high CapEx processes.

Gardner:Before we sign off, you had mentioned your pipeline about your products and services, such as engaging more with AI capabilities toward the end of the year. Could give us a level-set on your roadmap? Where are your products and services now? Where do you go next?

A customer journey begins with insight

Triant:We have been building cloud technologies for 16 years in the contact center space. We released our latest CCaaS platform in March 2016 called CxEngage. We then had a major upgrade to the platform in March of this year, where we take that agent experience to the next level. It’s really our leapfrog in the agent interface and making it easier, bringing in more information to them.

Where we are going next is around the customer journey -- predictive interactions. Some people call it AI, but I will call it “customer journey mapping with predictive action insights.” That’s going to be a big cornerstone in our product, including business analytics. It’s focused around looking at a combination of speech, data and text -- all simultaneously creating predictive actions. This is another core area we are going in an and continue to expand the reach of our platform from a global scale.

At this point, we are a global company. We have the only global cloud platform built on a single software stack with one data pipeline. We now have more users on a pure cloud platform than any of our competitors globally. I know that’s a big statement, but when you look at a pure cloud infrastructure, you're talking in a whole different realm of what services you are able to offer to customers. Our ability to provide a broad reach including to Europe, South Africa, Australia, India, and Singapore -- and still deliver good cloud quality at a reasonable cost and redundant fashion –  we are second to none in that space.

Gardner:I’m afraid we will have to leave it there. We have been listening to a sponsored BriefingsDirect discussion on how CCaaS capabilities are becoming more powerful as a result of cloud computing, multimode communications channels, and the ability to provide optimized and contextual user experiences.

And we’ve learned how new levels of insight and intelligence are now making CCaaS approaches able to meet the highest user experience requirements of today and tomorrow. So please join me now in thanking our guest, Vasili Triant, CEO of Serenova in Austin, Texas.

Triant:Thank you very much, Dana. I appreciate you having me today.

Gardner:This is Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, your host and moderator for this ongoing series of BriefingsDirect discussions. A big thank you to our sponsor, Serenova, as well as to you, our audience. Do come back next time and thanks for listening.

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

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          Disaster Relief Completes Response to Mississippi Tornado   
As more than 100 people came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ over the past two months in Durant, Mississippi, Pastor Junior Davis called it nothing short of a movement of God. Pastor Junior's church, Williamsville Baptist in nearby Kosciusko, housed Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief volunteers during our deployment from May 6 to June 21. We were providing relief to area residents by cleaning up their homes and yards after an April 29-30 tornado. A total of 161 volunteers logged 6,736 hours of storm debris cleanup for 235 homeowners. Volunteers and Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains reported that 11 of the 110 salvations occurred on June 14. That day three adult daughters of a homeowner being helped by our disaster relief volunteers were saved. Also, five high school students responded to one of our volunteers who shared an evangelistic tract with them. The students were passersby in a neighborhood where our teams were working. “God works through open hearts," Pastor Junior said. “The salvations didn’t only occur at the homes where the volunteers were working; some occurred at a gas station or in a café. “The volunteers and chaplains were faithful to look for opportunities to share the Gospel wherever they went, and the Lord was working in the hearts of those they encountered to be receptive,” Pastor Junior said. “The Holy Spirit has been really moving in hearts.” Strengthening Bonds as the Family of God Junior felt prompted by the Lord to reach out to Durant Missionary Baptist Pastor Nathaniel Christian to see how their two congregations could work together to meet needs in the tornado-affected community. The RRT chaplains had based their trailer at Pastor Nathaniel's church during our disaster relief response. The chaplains and our volunteers work in tandem to share the Gospel in communities where they are deployed together. So, the team introduced the two pastors whose churches were hosting our ministries. The churches are located about 18 miles apart in two different counties. The racial makeup of the Durant congregation is predominantly African-American; the Kosciusko congregation is primarily Caucasian. “There’s still a lot of racial separation in our country and in our community, and I felt burdened to bridge that or at least make a start,” Junior said. Pastor Nathaniel agreed. “We both know the challenges the area has had to deal with—race relations being one of those challenges,” he said, adding that the area also has struggled economically. “We bonded in our relationship as brothers and sisters in Christ and in our commitment to reaching out to people in His Name.” On May 24, members of the Kosciusko congregation attended an event for the community hosted by the Durant church. Members of South Louisville Baptist Church from Louisville, Mississippi, where Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief volunteers helped with tornado cleanup efforts in Spring 2014, traveled an hour to participate in the event. The Louisville church’s pastor, Trent Jaudon, is Junior’s son-in-law. Since the community event, individuals from the Durant and Kosciusko congregations are forming friendships, including the two pastors. Pastor Nathaniel (Nate) has asked Pastor Junior to be a guest speaker at his upcoming ministry anniversary celebration—20 years as the church’s pastor and 30 years in ministry. The pastors periodically trade text messages to ask each other for prayer, such as while they are preparing sermons. Helping with the Harvest “I relate to Nate as a fellow pastor,” Pastor Junior said. “There are a lot of stresses to manage as a pastor, period. After a disaster where 65 percent of your congregation is recovering from damage to their homes, that’s a lot of added stress. “We’ve been blessed with 110 new salvations in the Durant area, but I knew that following up with those new Christians plus caring for members of the Durant church as they themselves recover from the storm would be an additional responsibility on Nate’s shoulders.” So, Pastor Junior and his church’s associate pastors offered to come alongside Pastor Nate and the Durant church’s deacons as they contact new believers. The Durant congregation is currently planning these efforts. “We want to keep the relationship we’ve formed with Pastor Junior and this congregation,” Pastor Nate said. “It’s one of the greatest things that’s come out of this. I’m so grateful for Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham chaplains for making that happen and so many other things that they’ve done for this community.”
      

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          I'M FINE THANKS WINS AT OTTAWA   
I'M FINE THANKS premiered last week at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
incredibly, it won the Best Graduate Film. i could not have hoped for a better start for the film.

i have to say a massive thanks to louise bagnall, marah curran, rachel fuery, celine halpin, eimhin mc namara, lisa powell, claudio salas & luiz lafayette stockler. all of these people did a great job in helping me finish the film and get it out to the festival on time.

also big thanks to joe tate for his sound design and to paul thomas for his voice performance.
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          Dangers Of Internet Dating: Internet Scammer Goes To The Slammer   

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Everybody knows that it can be hard to find romance. But by no means allow yourself to become so hopeless that you open yourself up to another person who will only hurt and take advantage of you. In some cases it can be impossible to recognise whether you can believe in an guy since it is so simple to lie over the Internet. This only means that you need to be that a lot more cautious lest you become a target of abuse. Consider what materialized to a So Cal woman searching for love on a popular Online dating website.

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The dangers of internet dating are substantial! Just recently a 67-year-old was Alan Paul Wurtzel was faced with a charge for sexually assaulting Carole Markin, a woman he had met on Match.com. The sexual abuse occurred when the two chose to take their online rendezvous to the next level and meet directly.

The attacker, Paul Wertzel is faced with penalties of one year in the penitentiary and five years probation. Hopefully, this guy is done with taking advantage of women online. But there are still plenty of guys left who do so every single day. This date rape of Carole Markin is just one small instance of internet matchmaking gone wrong that happens more usually than the web dating websites would like you to know about.

Do not let yourself become a target. Begin by never ever giving out your cabin address. Your home address should continue to be private, even once you have met in person. Even exchanging phone numbers can pose a risk if your online friend becomes crazy. Additionally, develop an independent email address specifically for internet beaus so as to safeguard your privateness.

As soon as you feel that the time has come to experience a personal meeting, decide on a public area for the initial date. You can have an alfresco meal at the park, go to a restaurant for noon-time meal, or simply meet up at the shopping mall for gelato.

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          Inilah Alasan Nomor Satu Anda Harus Berhenti Kerja Secepatnya   

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PTI – ME!

"It’s all about your brand!"

"Why be a follower, when you can be an influencer?"

"Make your mark (BIG!) for enhanced career opportunities!"

As a visual junky, I have a confession to make – I love looking at pictures on Instagram. Call it an introvert’s tendency to stand in the corner and observe. Or the realization, that at a certain age, you (ALL OF YOU!) will become invisible to the ascending generation that is full of energy and spunk – they want the world and they want it NOW! Whatever. There are millions of images flooding the site and young professionals are now being told that being active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and, yes, even LinkedIn, is a strategy to strengthen your professional career! Funny, I was suggesting this to the executives (where I work) almost ten (10!) years ago. The teenagers (then) are now in the work force, and they are a force (ASK THEM! Ask their media coach!). And it is now de rigueur to lather up one’s bandwidth with a plethora of visual droppings to mark one’s fire hydrant in the race for influence and relevance. After all, you’re BUILDING YOUR BRAND!

Wow, all those exclamation points (AND UPPERCASE WORDS!) are so exhausting! But we live, now, in a world where so many people are clamoring for attention. And unless you climb over that HUGE wall and get your advanced certification (and maybe even become some kind of MASTER!) how can one differentiate who they are, and how influential they can be, in the short term? Hey, how about posting AWESOME pictures of unobtainable (to the rest of us) bottles of AWESOME wines? Sounds like a plan!


[At this point, most of those in the ascendant generation have scanned through the above 300 words and have surfed on. Which makes breathing in this padded cell much easier, although the experience might seem less like a party and more like undue exposure to (SAD!) mutterings?]

PTII – YOU!

Look, you can find any number of souls looking to “build their brand” on Instagram, posting pictures of cats, dogs, young lovers in various stages of undress and foreplay, eggplant, exotic cars, faraway places, impossible mountain climbs and whatever anyone thinks will get them to the top of their mountain of influence. So why all these pictures of AMAZING bottles of wine?

For one, to someone, it’s something NEW. And sometimes it’s NEW & OLD at the same time. It might be something IMPOSSIBLE to find unless one has friends who are COLLECTORS. At which time, all of that implies STATUS, getting past the rope line into their very own Studio 54 of wine. WOW!

It could be you are a visual person, not one who takes notes. There are those who can look at a bottle of wine that they posted on their S/M site and can tell you all about it. I’ve been around masters who have waxed, authoritatively, about a bottle of, you name it, from the heralded vintage of, insert here, and wasn’t it so much better than listening to a sexist (or racist) joke? Oh, count me in.

But those little pictures sit there, wordless, save for the emoticons friends and followers leave in appreciation of you having just bestowed their feeds with that EPIC picture of Paleokeristo. I can see it now, sitting in the back of an Uber (or now, JUNO!) going from midtown to the LES and seeing a snap of Derthona, wondering if The Ten Bells might still have it in stock when you get there. Hey, that’s informative, and it also suggests a sense of urgency. Get there before it’s all gone, you never know when you’ll get to taste that wine, EVER AGAIN!

And what about the elephant in the room? You know the desire to be like @jaymcinerney, or @nathankunzman, and revel in all the great wines that come across their tables? Sure, why not? Who wouldn’t want to taste those wines once (or in the case of Jay, regularly) in their life? And we can wish to emulate their experiences, or even want to be like them. Or even be BETTER, more INFLUENTIAL, with more FOLLOWERS. Yes we can!

Look, @kat_in_nyc has a MILLION followers, armchair scopophiliacs, who are enraptured by her sensual posts (now in VIDEO format, as well!). Hey, if a BIRD! (@birdbee0705) can muster up 38.7k followers (200 more than when I first started writing this post a few hours ago!), or a Japanese CAT! (@rinne172) dressed up in front of all manner of prepared food dishes at a tableside setting can have 104k followers, why shouldn’t the everyday, garden-variety wine professional in search of their BRAND? Why not INDEED?

Seeing as we also know some “surprising connection between cosmology and quantum mechanics could unveil the secrets of space and time,” and all things being RELATIVE, insert this greater reality outside our own personal universe that is active and dynamic and ongoing. I’m just saying – all things in perspective.


PTIII – WE!

We are still creatures of free will. If you want to follow a cat or a bird or a sexy voyeur photographer, that’s a personal decision. And if you want to photograph every iteration of your wine drinking (or eggplant growing) life, who’s going to stop you? If I get something from your many pictures of DRC wines that you have been so LUCKY to have experienced, even if it makes me just a tiny, little bit JEALOUS, is that your problem? No, it’s MINE!

But there is a WE to this meandering, and we have arrived to it. We are social creatures, even the most introverted of us (some of which are MOST INFLUENTIAL, by the way). Some of us struggle with expression, with identity, with just plain BEING! And if these are little 400 grit sandpaper measures to smooth out rough patches in the tabletop of our life, so be it. If it helps you explain yourself to me, who is hurt in the process? And if you say, “My feelings, he didn’t open that ICONIC bottle of wine around me!” or “She’s just a showboat, a grandstander!” don’t we have bigger fish to fry, HUGE! examples of people acting in ways which we disagree, but live in our world and we must find ways to co-exist?

So, go ahead and post your twin vintages of ’28 and ’29 Haut Brion (or your BOOBS! Or your PORN ‘STACHE!) at sunrise in some fabulous place with all your BFF’s! And if we don’t like them, well, we can turn the phone off (or MUTE!) and read a damn book!

Move along now – there's nothing more to see here.








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          Как простой лимонад избавил Париж от чумы   
В 1668 году, после десятилетнего отсутствия, во Францию вернулась бубонная чума, и над жителями Парижа нависла угроза. Уже было известно о чуме в Нормандии и Пикардии: она была в Суассоне, Амьене, а затем — о, ужас! — спустилась по течению Сены в Руан. Все понимали, что это значит. Несколькими годами ранее, в 1665 — 1666 годах, чума унесла жизни более 100 000 лондонцев — почти четверти населения. Многие помнили 1630 год, когда от этой напасти умерли 140 000 венецианцев, треть горожан, и почти половина жителей Милана — 130 000 человек. Охваченные паникой парижане ввели карантины и эмбарго, надеясь уменьшить размах неизбежной катастрофы. Но она так и не наступила. Чума нависла над Парижем в тот момент, когда европейская эпидемия XVII века прошла ровно половину пути, впереди было опустошение Вены (80 000 человек в 1679 году), Праги (80 000 в 1681-м) и Мальты (11 000 в 1675-м). Число скончавшихся в Амьене достигло 30 000, эпидемия охватила почти все французские города, но не Париж, который волшебным образом остался почти невредим.

Битвы за еду и войны культур

Вы наверняка уже представили себе врача в жутком костюме с длинным «клювом», который героически входит в дома больных. Или готовитесь прочитать рассказ о каком-нибудь сообразительном парижанине, который всех спас. Людям нравится считать себя главными героями и творцами истории. Но истинные виновники событий часто остаются в тени.

Но вернемся в Париж XVII века. Как стало возможным, чтобы столица Франции, самый популярный город Европы, практически не пострадала от чумы, разорившей большую часть континента? Вот отрывок из второй главы, который все прояснит.

В начале XXI века стало модным пить горячую воду с добавлением лимонных долек для улучшения пищеварения, «детоксикации» и поддержания кислотно-щелочного баланса организма, но я убежден, что польза, которую принес лимон на протяжении нескольких месяцев 1668 года, была гораздо более существенной. Тем летом лимонад не дал десяткам тысяч парижан пополнить собой число жертв последней великой европейской чумы в Лондоне, Вене и Милане.

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Уже в конце 1650-х итальянцам и их гостям предлагался широкий выбор напитков — прохладительных, спиртных и коктейлей, которые можно было купить как в заведениях, так и у уличных торговцев. Среди этих напитков были eaux de vie — разнообразные настойки — коричная, анисовая, дягилевая, малиновая, янтарная, мускусная, абрикосовая и черносмородиновая, а также пряные вина, в числе которых гипокрас — любимый напиток Людовика XIV, безалкогольные напитки, такие как оршад из смеси миндального молока и розовой воды, далее, разумеется, лимонад и его более густой «родственник» aigre de cedre, представляющий собой смесь лимонного сока, мякоти, цедры, сахара и воды.

Битвы за еду и войны культур

Цена и географическая ограниченность земель, на которых могли произрастать лимоны, сдерживали их популярность, однако вследствие выведения более выносливых и сочных сортов и развития торговли стоимость лимонов снизилась, а популярность стала заоблачной. Это был вкусный, освежающий и простой напиток, и вскоре ни один римлянин не мог обойтись без лимонада в знойный летний день, а город наводнили торговцы с большими сосудами. Навещавшие Рим парижане (в частности, кардинал Мазарини (1602 —1661), который, обыграв дьявольского кардинала Ришельё, стал первым министром французского короля), недоумевали, почему торговцы не разносят освежающий лимонад и в их родном прекрасном городе. Незадолго до смерти кардинал Мазарини, который больше всего любил налогооблагаемые новшества, привез в Париж торговцев лимонадом. Но даже Мазарини с его планетарной манией величия не смог бы предположить, что через несколько лет лимонад спасет огромное число жизней.

Бытует мнение, что распространявшаяся в Европе бубонная чума передавалась укусами блох. Сегодня многие считают, что блохи, зараженные Yersinia pestis, бактерией-возбудителем чумы, прибыли вместе с песчанками — случайными пассажирами кораблей с Дальнего Востока.

Оказавшись в Европе, песчанки заразили собственными блохами сильную и вездесущую популяцию европейских крыс. Блохи — переносчики чумы вместе с крысами попадали в города, где поочередно паразитировали на крысах, людях и домашних животных, убивая их и снова возвращаясь к крысам. Крысы могли с тем же успехом обвинить людей в инфицировании крысиной популяции — что, как мы знаем, они и делали. Механизм инфекционной передачи объясняется тем, что городские крысы и люди живут близко друг от друга — там, где люди производят органические отходы, появляются крысы. И хотя бубонная чума ассоциируется с опустошением и смертью, механизм ее распространения в крупных городах на самом деле поразительно непрочен. Для того, чтобы вызвать эпидемию, каждое звено цепочки — блоха, крыса, человек — должно идеально подходить чумной бактерии, иначе цепь прервется. Считается, что именно благодаря этому чума приходила один раз за несколько столетий, а не колесила по Европе постоянно — и именно этим объясняется ее провал в Париже в 1668 году.

Увлеченность Парижа итальянскими напитками в конце шестидесятых и начале семидесятых годов XVII века зашкаливала настолько, что в 1676 году Людовик XIV добился соглашения с торговцами о присоединении лимонадного бизнеса к французским производствам крепкого алкоголя, горчицы и уксуса, то есть к тем отраслям, за состоянием которых французская монархия следила начиная с 1394 года — когда учредили объединение с мудреным названием Vinaigriers moutardiers sauciers distillateurs en eau-de-vie et esprit-de-vin buffetiers. Это была первая в мире корпорация производителей. Компания была подходящей, поскольку именно уксус столетиями занимал почетное место наиболее эффективного средства, защищающего от чумы.

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В XVII веке люди начали понимать механизм распространения чумы от человека к человеку. И хотя для осознания роли животных-разносчиков инфекции потребовались столетия, меры по защите от зараженных людей предпринимались. Доктора, видимо, более озабоченные не сочувствием к больным, а собственным здоровьем носили длинные черные плащи и маску с длинным носом, напоминающим птичий клюв, которая наполнялась или пропитывалась уксусом и травами, защищавшими от находящихся в воздухе патогенов. Грабители, которые, пользуясь беспорядком, разоряли опустевшие дома, применяли смесь, получившую название vinaigre des quatre voleurs, или «уксус четырех разбойников». Она состояла из трав, чеснока и уксуса, ее принимали внутрь, разбрызгивали вокруг, смазывали рот и нос, чтобы не вдыхать смертельный «миазм». Это опробованный, здравый и удобный рецепт общей защиты от чумы, который воспроизводился в поваренных и медицинских книгах до ХХ века. Если бы «уксус четырех разбойников» применялся широко и повсеместно, возможно, эпидемии чумы избежал бы не только Париж, но и другие города.

Подобные средства не попадали в цель из-за вектора: центральной проблемой были блохи, а не крысы или ядовитые испарения. И хотя «уксус четырех разбойников» и маска чумного доктора снижали риск заражения от человека к человеку, защищали от укусов блох и ограничивали контакт с инфицированной слюной, для того, чтобы полностью справиться с ситуацией, этого было недостаточно. И я полагаю, что летом 1668 года эпидемию чумы в Париже предотвратили лимоны.

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Любовь парижан к лимонаду распространялась так быстро, что к моменту, когда чума окружила город, этот бизнес, по-видимому, все еще был в руках уличных торговцев. Лимонад был не просто популярен — его любили повсеместно, и торговцы снабжали этим напитком все уголки города. Лимонин, содержащийся в лимонах и других цитрусовых, это природный инсектицид и репеллент. Богатая лимонином цедра представляет собой наиболее эффективную часть лимона.

Человек столетиями изобретал химические средства борьбы с насекомыми, и в итоге Агентство по охране окружающей среды США составило список из пятнадцати инсектицидов, активным компонентом которых является лимонин. Сюда входят спреи против ползающих и летающих насекомых, средства от блох для домашних животных и защита от клещей. Неиспользуемые в напитках цедру и лимонные выжимки французы отправляли в самое подходящее место для того, чтобы цепочка «блоха — крыса — человек» разорвалась, — на помойку. Таким образом весь город случайно, но эффективно обрабатывался лимонином. Торговцы лимонадом патрулировали более благополучные кварталы, выброшенные на свалку цедра и мякоть улучшали ситуацию в бедных районах. Крыс столь огромное количество лимонов не беспокоило — будучи всеядными, они, пожалуй, были даже рады, что им довелось попробовать новый вкус. И по счастливому стечению обстоятельств зараженные чумой блохи были убиты.

Многие из вошедших в обиход напитков тоже обладали репеллентными свойствами: анис в eau d’anise, можжевельник в in esprit de genievre, кориандр в eau de coriandre, фенхель в ieau de fenouil — список можно продолжить. В действительности, многие травы, которые входили в состав завезенных напитков, использовались и при изготовлении «уксуса четырех разбойников». И в Париже 1668 года практически не осталось мест, где чумные блохи чувствовали бы себя в безопасности. На городских свалках, в сточных канавах и трубах, привычных обиталищах крыс, блоха — переносчик чумы не выживала, потому что эти места были обработаны лимонином и другими репеллентами. Миллионы обессиленных блох погибали на улицах, тоскуя о песчанках, а люди и крысы благодарили судьбу.

В следующие годы почести за спасение Парижа от новой вспышки бубонной чумы пытались присвоить различные исторические персонажи. Среди них был генерал-лейтенант Габриэль Николя де ла Рени с репутацией автора ряда прогрессивных и миротворческих правовых инициатив и мер по искоренению чумы.

Сами себе аплодировали за проницательность министры, в числе которых были Жан-Батист Кольбер, ужесточивший правила торговли требованием тщательного проветривания всех ввозимых в Париж товаров, главы шести гильдий и судья Жак Белин. Наблюдая за этим, королевские советники похлопывали по спине служивых, благодаря за оказанную помощь, а Людовик XIV праздновал присоединение нескольких городов Бельгии, которая в те времена была частью Испании. Но придет день, и найдется человек, который все объяснит и возведет бронзовый памятник торговцу лимонадом, — тот будет смело смотреть вперёд и через плечо швырять в мусорную кучу выжатый лимон. Возможно, там даже будет надпись: Les rats, desole, nous toujours avons pense qu’il etait vous («Крысы, простите за то, что мы винили вас»).


          Palmer Luckey gives monetary middle finger to Facebook and Oculus   
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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus virtual reality, gave his old employers at Oculus and Facebook a huge middle finger this week by donating thousands of dollars to a VR project that makes Oculus-exclusive VR games playable on its competitor's VR device, the HTC Vive.

The creator behind Revive, a pet project aimed at breaking down exclusivity barriers for VR systems, confirmed Thursday that the big jump in donations per month on his Patreon came from Luckey.

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Luckey parted ways with Oculus and Facebook in March following the revelation that he was a Donald Trump supporter and had previously said some negative things about Hillary Clinton. He later denied this after his departure. Read more...

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Opioid and heroin addiction is unfortunately all too common.  And this addiction is mean.   It changes people in a way that is almost incomprehensible.  In my practice, I’m confronted every day with decision making that is influenced by addiction.  That’s right – everyday.

I was speaking with a colleague this week who treated a patient in the emergency department (ED) for vague symptoms of nausea and vomiting.  One of the most basic fundamentals of treatment in this case  is hydration.  Hydration is typically accomplished through an IV.  So the IV was started and the patient walked out of the ED.  She just up and left.  And then she came back.

In this case, the patient had run out of veins to shoot-up and came to the ED specifically to use their expertise to identify a vein.  Who better than a trained phlebotomist to help you access your vein, right?

I know this conversation deviates a bit from our focus on foot and ankle care, but it’s an important conversation that needs to be shared.  I’ll keep sharing stories in an effort to help readers understand the power of addiction.  People are dying – good people.  Let’s put this topic out in the light to help bring this epidemic of drug use to a close.

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          Beirut bombings lend urgency to search for a settlement in Lebanon    

President Reagan now faces in Lebanon the greatest crisis of his presidency. In the short run, he appears to lean toward reinforcing the American commitment in Lebanon following the Beirut bombings that took the lives of at least 135 United States marines and 27 French soldiers.

But most analysts predict that in the long run, strong pressure from the public and Congress will force the President to focus more intensively than ever before on a negotiated way out of the Lebanon crisis. This will require a skillful use of both force and diplomacy.

Reagan's response to the crisis could determine whether he is reelected or not, if he decides to run for a second term.

A recent poll showed that half of all Americans oppose the involvement of US marines in Lebanon and that even more Americans fear that the nation will be drawn into a major war there. Earlier polls have indicated that Mr. Reagan was not making a great enough effort to reach arms control agreements with the Soviet Union. A peaceful outcome in Lebanon could do much to overcome public fears about the President's approach to the issue of war and peace.

In his initial public reaction Sunday to the attack on the marines, Reagan denounced the ''bestial nature'' of the bombings and declared that they cannot drive the Americans out of Lebanon. He reasserted that Lebanon was a nation of ''vital and strategic'' importance to the US. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said the US was looking for ways to reduce the marines' vulnerability , including a possible new location for them.

From Congress, there was little sentiment in favor of an immediate pullout of the marines. Indeed, some members favored a short-term reinforcement of the US contingent in order to protect the marines who are still there. But Sen. Sam Nunn (D) of Georgia, an influential member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, seemed to express widespread sentiment when he said the marines' mission needed to be more precisely defined.

Appearing Sunday on the NBC television program ''Meet the Press,'' Senator Nunn proposed that the marines be reinforced in the short run to protect the remaining force. But in the long run, he said, United Nations peacekeeping forces ought to replace the marines. He asserted that the current American policy of trying to clear all foreign forces out of Lebanon was ''mission impossible.''

''We are no longer a deterrent force in Lebanon,'' Nunn said. ''Our marines are hostages.''

Whatever Reagan decides to do, he will have to consult more closely with Congress than in the past. Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. (R) of Maryland, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday that the President could not send large numbers of reinforcements to Lebanon without the concurrence of the Congress.

Senator Mathias and others suggest that Reagan must now broaden his efforts in Lebanon to include a better-defined, long-range peace plan for that nation and for the region as a whole. This would have to include a renewed effort to deal with the Palestinian problem, he said.

The former US ambassador to Egypt, Hermann Eilts, has just returned from a two-week trip to the Gulf, where, he said, anti-American sentiment is now strong. Mr. Eilts said that the Lebanon ''sideshow'' has absorbed US attention to the point where other aspects of Middle East policy have been neglected.

''There are many cross-pressures on the President,'' says Stephen Wayne, a political scientist specializing in the presidency at George Washington University. ''In the short run, the President must do something tough and demonstrative which will have the country's support. But he cannot burn his bridges and must move toward negotiation.''

''The same thing is true in Central America,'' Mr. Wayne said. ''Nicaragua has proposed terms. So my guess is that the President could be forced into a posture of negotiation in both areas. Reagan needs to be reelected as a peace President.''

White House spokesman Larry Speakes said, meanwhile, that intelligence reports pointed to an Iranian-supported group in Lebanon as the possible perpetrator of Sunday's bombings. But he said that there was no hard physical evidence from the scene of the bombing at the Marine headquarters in Lebanon to prove that the Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim group was involved. This same group is suspected of bombing the US embassy in Beirut last April.

Some experts have suggested that retaliation against Iranian troops present in Lebanon might be called for. But the number of Iranians there is relatively limited. Such retaliation might call for more pinpoint precision than is possible in the midst of Lebanon's crazy-quilt factions.

If Reagan decides that a stronger negotiating push is called for, he now has a national security team with considerable experience in dealing with the Lebanese and Syrians. Robert C. McFarlane, his new national security adviser, recently spent three months as special envoy in the region, negotiating with all the parties to the Lebanon conflict. Secretary of State George P. Shultz presided over talks between the Israelis and Lebanese that led to an Israel-Lebanon agreement last May.

''A positive aspect to all this is that the US decisionmaking apparatus is in a position where policies can be made and coordinated,'' says Charles F. Doran, a political scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. ''The difficulty is where to go. Reagan must react with firmness and bold action. But he cannot get trapped into a deeper guerrilla involvement. That is the dilemma.''

Administration officials are acutely aware of the political fallout that can occur if a foreign policy goes sour: President Carter was defeated in 1980 not only because of the poor state of the economy but also because of the public perception that he did not know how to cope with the Iran hostage crisis. But in foreign policy terms, the Iran hostage crisis was a relatively limited incident, involving a limited number of Americans in a fixed location. In Lebanon, experts say that American credibility is at stake throughout the Middle East.

Democratic presidential candidates Alan Cranston of California, Gary Hart of Colorado, and Ernest Hollings of South Carolina said Sunday that Reagan is violating the War Powers Act by keeping the marines in Lebanon.

''President Reagan should report to Congress under the War Powers Act, as he should have done in the first place,'' Senator Cranston said.

''He should either come to the Congress or get out,'' said Senator Hollings.

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          #289 El talibán que administra el sub de Veganos me ha crujido el karma con una noticia que había publicado   

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“En 2007 empezaron a hacer las primeras actividades, pero en ese momento no pensaron que eran activistas animalistas. Ellos querían ayudar a los niños de dirigir su rabia y enfado a los canales positivos para romper el ciclo de violencia en el que estaban atrapados. Empezaron de enseñar a los niños la importancia de proteger a los animales, como forma respeto y manera de responder de otra forma a la violencia que habían sufrido. El objetivo era transformar la violencia en compasión, una sencilla premisa que sembró la semilla que ha seguido creciendo hasta hoy”. explica para DISPARA MAG Lyz Tyson.
Liz Tyson. uk.linkedin.com/in/tysonliz

Vamos... que parece, y solo parece que ha habido un cambio en la dirección de la ONG. ¿Quizá por la financiación?. Soy un mal pensado.


“La verdad es que la dieta Palestina tradicional siempre fue casi totalmente vegana”. es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastronomía_de_Palestina Si, totalmente vegana.

"Incluso cuando les plantean que ellos deberían entenderlo mejor que nadie cómo se sienten los animales al ser explotados o discriminados y nunca se ofenden. Aquí cuando comparas la vida de un animal con la de un ser humano se echa las manos a la cabeza”.

:facepalm: Sin comentarios.


Pues parece que si hay misioneros veganos, en resumen, proselitismo.

Por lo demás me parece fantástico que entre toda la miseria que hay en Palestina haya una asociación que ayude a los niños, y los eduque en el respeto hacia los animales.

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          大数据就在你身边 | 生活中大数据分析案例以及背后的技术原理   

大数据就在你身边 | 生活中大数据分析案例以及背后的技术原理

作者:Stephen Cui

一、大数据分析在商业上的应用

1、体育赛事预测

世界杯期间,谷歌、百度、微软和高盛等公司都推出了比赛结果预测平台。百度预测结果最为亮眼,预测全程64场比赛,准确率为67%,进入淘汰赛后准确率为94%。现在互联网公司取代章鱼保罗试水赛事预测也意味着未来的体育赛事会被大数据预测所掌控。

“在百度对世界杯的预测中,我们一共考虑了团队实力、主场优势、最近表现、世界杯整体表现和博彩公司的赔率等五个因素,这些数据的来源基本都是互联网,随后我们再利用一个由搜索专家设计的机器学习模型来对这些数据进行汇总和分析,进而做出预测结果。”—百度北京大数据实验室的负责人张桐


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2、股票市场预测

去年英国华威商学院和美国波士顿大学物理系的研究发现,用户通过谷歌搜索的金融关键词或许可以金融市场的走向,相应的投资战略收益高达326%。此前则有专家尝试通过Twitter博文情绪来预测股市波动。

理论上来讲股市预测更加适合美国。中国股票市场无法做到双向盈利,只有股票涨才能盈利,这会吸引一些游资利用信息不对称等情况人为改变股票市场规律,因此中国股市没有相对稳定的规律则很难被预测,且一些对结果产生决定性影响的变量数据根本无法被监控。

目前,美国已经有许多对冲基金采用大数据技术进行投资,并且收获甚丰。中国的中证广发百度百发100指数基金(下称百发100),上线四个多月以来已上涨68%。

和传统量化投资类似,大数据投资也是依靠模型,但模型里的数据变量几何倍地增加了,在原有的金融结构化数据基础上,增加了社交言论、地理信息、卫星监测等非结构化数据,并且将这些非结构化数据进行量化,从而让模型可以吸收。

由于大数据模型对成本要求极高,业内人士认为,大数据将成为共享平台化的服务,数据和技术相当于食材和锅,基金经理和分析师可以通过平台制作自己的策略。

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzU0ODIxNjg0.html

3、市场物价预测

CPI表征已经发生的物价浮动情况,但统计局数据并不权威。但大数据则可能帮助人们了解未来物价走向,提前预知通货膨胀或经济危机。最典型的案例莫过于马云通过阿里B2B大数据提前知晓亚洲金融危机,当然这是阿里数据团队的功劳。

4、用户行为预测

基于用户搜索行为、浏览行为、评论历史和个人资料等数据,互联网业务可以洞察消费者的整体需求,进而进行针对性的产品生产、改进和营销。《纸牌屋》选择演员和剧情、百度基于用户喜好进行精准广告营销、阿里根据天猫用户特征包下生产线定制产品、亚马逊预测用户点击行为提前发货均是受益于互联网用户行为预测。

购买前的行为信息,可以深度地反映出潜在客户的购买心理和购买意向:例如,客户 A 连续浏览了 5 款电视机,其中 4 款来自国内品牌 S,1 款来自国外品牌 T;4 款为 LED 技术,1 款为 LCD 技术;5 款的价格分别为 4599 元、5199 元、5499 元、5999 元、7999 元;这些行为某种程度上反映了客户 A 对品牌认可度及倾向性,如偏向国产品牌、中等价位的 LED 电视。而客户 B 连续浏览了 6 款电视机,其中 2 款是国外品牌 T,2 款是另一国外品牌 V,2 款是国产品牌 S;4 款为 LED 技术,2 款为 LCD 技术;6 款的价格分别为 5999 元、7999 元、8300 元、9200 元、9999 元、11050 元;类似地,这些行为某种程度上反映了客户 B 对品牌认可度及倾向性,如偏向进口品牌、高价位的 LED 电视等。

http://36kr.com/p/205901.html

5、人体健康预测

中医可以通过望闻问切手段发现一些人体内隐藏的慢性病,甚至看体质便可知晓一个人将来可能会出现什么症状。人体体征变化有一定规律,而慢性病发生前人体已经会有一些持续性异常。理论上来说,如果大数据掌握了这样的异常情况,便可以进行慢性病预测。

6、疾病疫情预测

基于人们的搜索情况、购物行为预测大面积疫情爆发的可能性,最经典的“流感预测”便属于此类。如果来自某个区域的“流感”、“板蓝根”搜索需求越来越多,自然可以推测该处有流感趋势。

Google成功预测冬季流感:
2009年,Google通过分析5000万条美国人最频繁检索的词汇,将之和美国疾病中心在2003年到2008年间季节性流感传播时期的数据进行比较,并建立一个特定的数学模型。最终google成功预测了2009冬季流感的传播甚至可以具体到特定的地区和州。

7、灾害灾难预测

气象预测是最典型的灾难灾害预测。地震、洪涝、高温、暴雨这些自然灾害如果可以利用大数据能力进行更加提前的预测和告知便有助于减灾防灾救灾赈灾。与过往不同的是,过去的数据收集方式存在着死角、成本高等问题,物联网时代可以借助廉价的传感器摄像头和无线通信网络,进行实时的数据监控收集,再利用大数据预测分析,做到更精准的自然灾害预测。

8、环境变迁预测

除了进行短时间微观的天气、灾害预测之外,还可以进行更加长期和宏观的环境和生态变迁预测。森林和农田面积缩小、野生动物植物濒危、海岸线上升,温室效应这些问题是地球面临的“慢性问题“。如果人类知道越多地球生态系统以及天气形态变化数据,就越容易模型化未来环境的变迁,进而阻止不好的转变发生。而大数据帮助人类收集、储存和挖掘更多的地球数据,同时还提供了预测的工具。

9、交通行为预测

基于用户和车辆的LBS定位数据,分析人车出行的个体和群体特征,进行交通行为的预测。交通部门可预测不同时点不同道路的车流量进行智能的车辆调度,或应用潮汐车道;用户则可以根据预测结果选择拥堵几率更低的道路。

百度基于地图应用的LBS预测涵盖范围更广。春运期间预测人们的迁徙趋势指导火车线路和航线的设置,节假日预测景点的人流量指导人们的景区选择,平时还有百度热力图来告诉用户城市商圈、动物园等地点的人流情况,指导用户出行选择和商家的选点选址。

多尔戈夫的团队利用机器学习算法来创造路上行人的模型。无人驾驶汽车行驶的每一英里路程的情况都会被记录下来,汽车电脑就会保持这些数据,并分析各种不同的对象在不同的环境中如何表现。有些司机的行为可能会被设置为固定变量(如“绿灯亮,汽车行”),但是汽车电脑不会死搬硬套这种逻辑,而是从实际的司机行为中进行学习。

这样一来,跟在一辆垃圾运输卡车后面行驶的汽车,如果卡车停止行进,那么汽车可能会选择变道绕过去,而不是也跟着停下来。谷歌已建立了70万英里的行驶数据,这有助于谷歌汽车根据自己的学习经验来调整自己的行为。


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http://www.5lian.cn/html/2014/chelianwang_0522/42125_4.html

10、能源消耗预测

加州电网系统运营中心管理着加州超过80%的电网,向3500万用户每年输送2.89亿兆瓦电力,电力线长度超过25000英里。该中心采用了Space-Time Insight的软件进行智能管理,综合分析来自包括天气、传感器、计量设备等各种数据源的海量数据,预测各地的能源需求变化,进行智能电能调度,平衡全网的电力供应和需求,并对潜在危机做出快速响应。中国智能电网业已在尝试类似大数据预测应用。

二、大数据分析种类 按照数据分析的实时性,分为实时数据分析和离线数据分析两种。

实时数据分析一般用于金融、移动和互联网B2C等产品,往往要求在数秒内返回上亿行数据的分析,从而达到不影响用户体验的目的。要满足这样的需求,可以采用精心设计的传统关系型数据库组成并行处理集群,或者采用一些内存计算平台,或者采用HDD的架构,这些无疑都需要比较高的软硬件成本。目前比较新的海量数据实时分析工具有EMC的Greenplum、SAP的HANA等。

对于大多数反馈时间要求不是那么严苛的应用,比如离线统计分析、机器学习、搜索引擎的反向索引计算、推荐引擎的计算等,应采用离线分析的方式,通过数据采集工具将日志数据导入专用的分析平台。但面对海量数据,传统的ETL工具往往彻底失效,主要原因是数据格式转换的开销太大,在性能上无法满足海量数据的采集需求。互联网企业的海量数据采集工具,有Facebook开源的Scribe、LinkedIn开源的Kafka、淘宝开源的Timetunnel、Hadoop的Chukwa等,均可以满足每秒数百MB的日志数据采集和传输需求,并将这些数据上载到Hadoop中央系统上。

按照大数据的数据量,分为内存级别、BI级别、海量级别三种。

这里的内存级别指的是数据量不超过集群的内存最大值。不要小看今天内存的容量,Facebook缓存在内存的Memcached中的数据高达320TB,而目前的PC服务器,内存也可以超过百GB。因此可以采用一些内存数据库,将热点数据常驻内存之中,从而取得非常快速的分析能力,非常适合实时分析业务。图1是一种实际可行的MongoDB分析架构。


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图1 用于实时分析的MongoDB架构

MongoDB大集群目前存在一些稳定性问题,会发生周期性的写堵塞和主从同步失效,但仍不失为一种潜力十足的可以用于高速数据分析的NoSQL。

此外,目前大多数服务厂商都已经推出了带4GB以上SSD的解决方案,利用内存+SSD,也可以轻易达到内存分析的性能。随着SSD的发展,内存数据分析必然能得到更加广泛的应用。

BI级别指的是那些对于内存来说太大的数据量,但一般可以将其放入传统的BI产品和专门设计的BI数据库之中进行分析。目前主流的BI产品都有支持TB级以上的数据分析方案。种类繁多。

海量级别指的是对于数据库和BI产品已经完全失效或者成本过高的数据量。海量数据级别的优秀企业级产品也有很多,但基于软硬件的成本原因,目前大多数互联网企业采用Hadoop的HDFS分布式文件系统来存储数据,并使用MapReduce进行分析。本文稍后将主要介绍Hadoop上基于MapReduce的一个多维数据分析平台。

三、大数据分析一般过程

3.1 采集

大数据的采集是指利用多个数据库来接收发自客户端(Web、App或者传感器形式等)的 数据,并且用户可以通过这些数据库来进行简单的查询和处理工作。比如,电商会使用传统的关系型数据库mysql和Oracle等来存储每一笔事务数据,除 此之外,Redis和MongoDB这样的NoSQL数据库也常用于数据的采集。

在大数据的采集过程中,其主要特点和挑战是并发数高,因为同时有可能会有成千上万的用户 来进行访问和操作,比如火车票售票网站和淘宝,它们并发的访问量在峰值时达到上百万,所以需要在采集端部署大量数据库才能支撑。并且如何在这些数据库之间 进行负载均衡和分片的确是需要深入的思考和设计。

3.2 导入/预处理

虽然采集端本身会有很多数据库,但是如果要对这些海量数据进行有效的分析,还是应该将这 些来自前端的数据导入到一个集中的大型分布式数据库,或者分布式存储集群,并且可以在导入基础上做一些简单的清洗和预处理工作。也有一些用户会在导入时使 用来自Twitter的Storm来对数据进行流式计算,来满足部分业务的实时计算需求。
导入与预处理过程的特点和挑战主要是导入的数据量大,每秒钟的导入量经常会达到百兆,甚至千兆级别。

3.3 统计/分析

统计与分析主要利用分布式数据库,或者分布式计算集群来对存储于其内的海量数据进行普通 的分析和分类汇总等,以满足大多数常见的分析需求,在这方面,一些实时性需求会用到EMC的GreenPlum、Oracle的Exadata,以及基于 MySQL的列式存储Infobright等,而一些批处理,或者基于半结构化数据的需求可以使用Hadoop。
统计与分析这部分的主要特点和挑战是分析涉及的数据量大,其对系统资源,特别是I/O会有极大的占用。

3.4 挖掘

与前面统计和分析过程不同的是,数据挖掘一般没有什么预先设定好的主题,主要是在现有数 据上面进行基于各种算法的计算,从而起到预测(Predict)的效果,从而实现一些高级别数据分析的需求。比较典型算法有用于聚类的Kmeans、用于 统计学习的SVM和用于分类的NaiveBayes,主要使用的工具有Hadoop的Mahout等。该过程的特点和挑战主要是用于挖掘的算法很复杂,并 且计算涉及的数据量和计算量都很大,常用数据挖掘算法都以单线程为主。


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四、大数据分析工具

4.1 Hadoop

Hadoop 是一个能够对大量数据进行分布式处理的软件框架。但是 Hadoop 是以一种可靠、高效、可伸缩的方式进行处理的。Hadoop 是可靠的,因为它假设计算元素和存储会失败,因此它维护多个工作数据副本,确保能够针对失败的节点重新分布处理。Hadoop 是高效的,因为它以并行的方式工作,通过并行处理加快处理速度。Hadoop 还是可伸缩的,能够处理 PB 级数据。此外,Hadoop 依赖于社区服务器,因此它的成本比较低,任何人都可以使用。

Hadoop是一个能够让用户轻松架构和使用的分布式计算平台。用户可以轻松地在Hadoop上开发和运行处理海量数据的应用程序。它主要有以下几个优点:

高可靠性。Hadoop按位存储和处理数据的能力值得人们信赖。 高扩展性。Hadoop是在可用的计算机集簇间分配数据并完成计算任务的,这些集簇可以方便地扩展到数以千计的节点中。 高效性。Hadoop能够在节点之间动态地移动数据,并保证各个节点的动态平衡,因此处理速度非常快。 高容错性。Hadoop能够自动保存数据的多个副本,并且能够自动将失败的任务重新分配。

Hadoop带有用 Java 语言编写的框架,因此运行在 linux 生产平台上是非常理想的。Hadoop 上的应用程序也可以使用其他语言编写,比如 C++。

4.2 HPCC

HPCC,High Performance Computing and Communications(高性能计算与通信)的缩写。1993年,由美国科学、工程、技术联邦协调理事会向国会提交了“重大挑战项目:高性能计算与 通信”的报告,也就是被称为HPCC计划的报告,即美国总统科学战略项目,其目的是通过加强研究与开发解决一批重要的科学与技术挑战问题。HPCC是美国 实施信息高速公路而上实施的计划,该计划的实施将耗资百亿美元,其主要目标要达到:开发可扩展的计算系统及相关软件,以支持太位级网络传输性能,开发千兆 比特网络技术,扩展研究和教育机构及网络连接能力。

该项目主要由五部分组成:

高性能计算机系统(HPCS),内容包括今后几代计算机系统的研究、系统设计工具、先进的典型系统及原有系统的评价等; 先进软件技术与算法(ASTA),内容有巨大挑战问题的软件支撑、新算法设计、软件分支与工具、计算计算及高性能计算研究中心等; 国家科研与教育网格(NREN),内容有中接站及10亿位级传输的研究与开发; 基本研究与人类资源(BRHR),内容有基础研究、培训、教育及课程教材,被设计通过奖励调查者-开始的,长期 的调查在可升级的高性能计算中来增加创新意识流,通过提高教育和高性能的计算训练和通信来加大熟练的和训练有素的人员的联营,和来提供必需的基础架构来支 持这些调查和研究活动; 信息基础结构技术和应用(IITA),目的在于保证美国在先进信息技术开发方面的领先地位。

4.3 Storm

Storm是自由的开源软件,一个分布式的、容错的实时计算系统。Storm可以非常可靠的处理庞大的数据流,用于处理Hadoop的批量数据。Storm很简单,支持许多种编程语言,使用起来非常有趣。Storm由Twitter开源而来,其它知名的应用企业包括Groupon、淘宝、支付宝、阿里巴巴、乐元素、Admaster等等。

Storm有许多应用领域:实时分析、在线机器学习、不停顿的计算、分布式RPC(远过程调用协议,一种通过网络从远程计算机程序上请求服务)、 ETL(Extraction-Transformation-Loading的缩写,即数据抽取、转换和加载)等等。Storm的处理速度惊人:经测 试,每个节点每秒钟可以处理100万个数据元组。Storm是可扩展、容错,很容易设置和操作。

4.4 Apache Drill

为了帮助企业用户寻找更为有效、加快Hadoop数据查询的方法,Apache软件基金会近日发起了一项名为“Drill”的开源项目。Apache Drill 实现了 Google’s Dremel.

据Hadoop厂商MapRTechnologies公司产品经理Tomer Shiran介绍,“Drill”已经作为Apache孵化器项目来运作,将面向全球软件工程师持续推广。

该项目将会创建出开源版本的谷歌Dremel Hadoop工具(谷歌使用该工具来为Hadoop数据分析工具的互联网应用提速)。而“Drill”将有助于Hadoop用户实现更快查询海量数据集的目的。

“Drill”项目其实也是从谷歌的Dremel项目中获得灵感:该项目帮助谷歌实现海量数据集的分析处理,包括分析抓取Web文档、跟踪安装在Android Market上的应用程序数据、分析垃圾邮件、分析谷歌分布式构建系统上的测试结果等等。

通过开发“Drill”Apache开源项目,组织机构将有望建立Drill所属的API接口和灵活强大的体系架构,从而帮助支持广泛的数据源、数据格式和查询语言。

4.5 RapidMiner

RapidMiner是世界领先的数据挖掘解决方案,在一个非常大的程度上有着先进技术。它数据挖掘任务涉及范围广泛,包括各种数据艺术,能简化数据挖掘过程的设计和评价。

功能和特点

免费提供数据挖掘技术和库 100%用Java代码(可运行在操作系统) 数据挖掘过程简单,强大和直观 内部XML保证了标准化的格式来表示交换数据挖掘过程 可以用简单脚本语言自动进行大规模进程 多层次的数据视图,确保有效和透明的数据 图形用户界面的互动原型 命令行(批处理模式)自动大规模应用 Java API(应用编程接口) 简单的插件和推广机制 强大的可视化引擎,许多尖端的高维数据的可视化建模 400多个数据挖掘运营商支持

耶鲁大学已成功地应用在许多不同的应用领域,包括文本挖掘,多媒体挖掘,功能设计,数据流挖掘,集成开发的方法和分布式数据挖掘。

4.6 Pentaho BI

Pentaho BI 平台不同于传统的BI 产品,它是一个以流程为中心的,面向解决方案(Solution)的框架。其目的在于将一系列企业级BI产品、开源软件、API等等组件集成起来,方便商务智能应用的开发。它的出现,使得一系列的面向商务智能的独立产品如Jfree、Quartz等等,能够集成在一起,构成一项项复杂的、完整的商务智能解决方案。

Pentaho BI 平台,Pentaho Open BI 套件的核心架构和基础,是以流程为中心的,因为其中枢控制器是一个工作流引擎。工作流引擎使用流程定义来定义在BI 平台上执行的商业智能流程。流程可以很容易的被定制,也可以添加新的流程。BI 平台包含组件和报表,用以分析这些流程的性能。目前,Pentaho的主要组成元素包括报表生成、分析、数据挖掘和工作流管理等等。这些组件通过 J2EE、WebService、SOAP、HTTP、Java、javascript、Portals等技术集成到Pentaho平台中来。 Pentaho的发行,主要以Pentaho SDK的形式进行。

Pentaho SDK共包含五个部分:Pentaho平台、Pentaho示例数据库、可独立运行的Pentaho平台、Pentaho解决方案示例和一个预先配制好的 Pentaho网络服务器。其中Pentaho平台是Pentaho平台最主要的部分,囊括了Pentaho平台源代码的主体;Pentaho数据库为 Pentaho平台的正常运行提供的数据服务,包括配置信息、Solution相关的信息等等,对于Pentaho平台来说它不是必须的,通过配置是可以用其它数据库服务取代的;可独立运行的Pentaho平台是Pentaho平台的独立运行模式的示例,它演示了如何使Pentaho平台在没有应用服务器支持的情况下独立运行;

Pentaho解决方案示例是一个Eclipse工程,用来演示如何为Pentaho平台开发相关的商业智能解决方案。

Pentaho BI 平台构建于服务器,引擎和组件的基础之上。这些提供了系统的J2EE 服务器,安全,portal,工作流,规则引擎,图表,协作,内容管理,数据集成,分析和建模功能。这些组件的大部分是基于标准的,可使用其他产品替换之。

4.7 SAS Enterprise Miner

§ 支持整个数据挖掘过程的完备工具集 § 易用的图形界面,适合不同类型的用户快速建模 § 强大的模型管理和评估功能 § 快速便捷的模型发布机制, 促进业务闭环形成 五、数据分析算法

大数据分析主要依靠机器学习和大规模计算。机器学习包括监督学习、非监督学习、强化学习等,而监督学习又包括分类学习、回归学习、排序学习、匹配学习等(见图1)。分类是最常见的机器学习应用问题,比如垃圾邮件过滤、人脸检测、用户画像、文本情感分析、网页归类等,本质上都是分类问题。分类学习也是机器学习领域,研究最彻底、使用最广泛的一个分支。

最近、Fernández-Delgado等人在JMLR(Journal of Machine Learning Research,机器学习顶级期刊)杂志发表了一篇有趣的论文。他们让179种不同的分类学习方法(分类学习算法)在UCI 121个数据集上进行了“大比武”(UCI是机器学习公用数据集,每个数据集的规模都不大)。结果发现Random Forest(随机森林)和SVM(支持向量机)名列第一、第二名,但两者差异不大。在84.3%的数据上、Random Forest压倒了其它90%的方法。也就是说,在大多数情况下,只用Random Forest 或 SVM事情就搞定了。


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KNN

K最近邻算法。给定一些已经训练好的数据,输入一个新的测试数据点,计算包含于此测试数据点的最近的点的分类情况,哪个分类的类型占多数,则此测试点的分类与此相同,所以在这里,有的时候可以复制不同的分类点不同的权重。近的点的权重大点,远的点自然就小点。详细介绍链接

Naive Bayes

朴素贝叶斯算法。朴素贝叶斯算法是贝叶斯算法里面一种比较简单的分类算法,用到了一个比较重要的贝叶斯定理,用一句简单的话概括就是条件概率的相互转换推导。详细介绍链接

朴素贝叶斯分类是一种十分简单的分类算法,叫它朴素贝叶斯分类是因为这种方法的思想真的很朴素,朴素贝叶斯的思想基础是这样的:对于给出的待分类项,求解在此项出现的条件下各个类别出现的概率,哪个最大,就认为此待分类项属于哪个类别。通俗来说,就好比这么个道理,你在街上看到一个黑人,我问你你猜这哥们哪里来的,你十有八九猜非洲。为什么呢?因为黑人中非洲人的比率最高,当然人家也可能是美洲人或亚洲人,但在没有其它可用信息下,我们会选择条件概率最大的类别,这就是朴素贝叶斯的思想基础。

SVM

支持向量机算法。支持向量机算法是一种对线性和非线性数据进行分类的方法,非线性数据进行分类的时候可以通过核函数转为线性的情况再处理。其中的一个关键的步骤是搜索最大边缘超平面。详细介绍链接

Apriori

Apriori算法是关联规则挖掘算法,通过连接和剪枝运算挖掘出频繁项集,然后根据频繁项集得到关联规则,关联规则的导出需要满足最小置信度的要求。详细介绍链接

PageRank

网页重要性/排名算法。PageRank算法最早产生于Google,核心思想是通过网页的入链数作为一个网页好快的判定标准,如果1个网页内部包含了多个指向外部的链接,则PR值将会被均分,PageRank算法也会遭到LinkSpan攻击。详细介绍链接

RandomForest

随机森林算法。算法思想是决策树+boosting.决策树采用的是CART分类回归数,通过组合各个决策树的弱分类器,构成一个最终的强分类器,在构造决策树的时候采取随机数量的样本数和随机的部分属性进行子决策树的构建,避免了过分拟合的现象发生。详细介绍链接

Artificial Neural Network

“神经网络”这个词实际是来自于生物学,而我们所指的神经网络正确的名称应该是“人工神经网络(ANNs)”。
人工神经网络也具有初步的自适应与自组织能力。在学习或训练过程中改变突触权重值,以适应周围环境的要求。同一网络因学习方式及内容不同可具有不同的功能。人工神经网络是一个具有学习能力的系统,可以发展知识,以致超过设计者原有的知识水平。通常,它的学习训练方式可分为两种,一种是有监督或称有导师的学习,这时利用给定的样本标准进行分类或模仿;另一种是无监督学习或称无为导师学习,这时,只规定学习方式或某些规则,则具体的学习内容随系统所处环境 (即输入信号情况)而异,系统可以自动发现环境特征和规律性,具有更近似人脑的功能。 六、 案例

6.1 啤酒与尿布


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“啤酒与尿布”的故事产生于20世纪90年代的美国沃尔玛超市中,沃尔玛的超市管理人员分析销售数据时发现了一个令人难于理解的现象:在某些特定的情况下,“啤酒”与“尿布”两件看上去毫无关系的商品会经常出现在同一个购物篮中,这种独特的销售现象引起了管理人员的注意,经过后续调查发现,这种现象出现在年轻的父亲身上。

在美国有婴儿的家庭中,一般是母亲在家中照看婴儿,年轻的父亲前去超市购买尿布。父亲在购买尿布的同时,往往会顺便为自己购买啤酒,这样就会出现啤酒与尿布这两件看上去不相干的商品经常会出现在同一个购物篮的现象。如果这个年轻的父亲在卖场只能买到两件商品之一,则他很有可能会放弃购物而到另一家商店, 直到可以一次同时买到啤酒与尿布为止。沃尔玛发现了这一独特的现象,开始在卖场尝试将啤酒与尿布摆放在相同的区域,让年轻的父亲可以同时找到这两件商品,并很快地完成购物;而沃尔玛超市也可以让这些客户一次购买两件商品、而不是一件,从而获得了很好的商品销售收入,这就是“啤酒与尿布” 故事的由来。

当然“啤酒与尿布”的故事必须具有技术方面的支持。1993年美国学者Agrawal提出通过分析购物篮中的商品集合,从而找出商品之间关联关系的关联算法,并根据商品之间的关系,找出客户的购买行为。艾格拉沃从数学及计算机算法角度提 出了商品关联关系的计算方法——Aprior算法。沃尔玛从上个世纪 90 年代尝试将 Aprior算法引入到 POS机数据分析中,并获得了成功,于是产生了“啤酒与尿布”的故事。

6.2 数据分析帮助辛辛那提动物园提高客户满意度


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辛辛那提动植物园成立于1873年,是世界上著名的动植物园之一,以其物种保护和保存以及高成活率繁殖饲养计划享有极高声誉。它占地面积71英亩,园内有500种动物和3000多种植物,是国内游客人数最多的动植物园之一,曾荣获Zagat十佳动物园,并被《父母》(Parent)杂志评为最受儿童喜欢的动物园,每年接待游客130多万人。

辛辛那提动植物园是一个非营利性组织,是俄亥州同时也是美国国内享受公共补贴最低的动植物园,除去政府补贴,2600万美元年度预算中,自筹资金部分达到三分之二以上。为此,需要不断地寻求增加收入。而要做到这一点,最好办法是为工作人员和游客提供更好的服务,提高游览率。从而实现动植物园与客户和纳税人的双赢。

借助于该方案强大的收集和处理能力、互联能力、分析能力以及随之带来的洞察力,在部署后,企业实现了以下各方面的受益: 帮助动植物园了解每个客户浏览、使用和消费模式,根据时间和地理分布情况采取相应的措施改善游客体验,同时实现营业收入最大化。 根据消费和游览行为对动植物园游客进行细分,针对每一类细分游客开展营销和促销活动,显著提高忠诚度和客户保有量。. 识别消费支出低的游客,针对他们发送具有战略性的直寄广告,同时通过具有创意性的营销和激励计划奖励忠诚客户。 360度全方位了解客户行为,优化营销决策,实施解决方案后头一年节省40,000多美元营销成本,同时强化了可测量的结果。 采用地理分析显示大量未实现预期结果的促销和折扣计划,重新部署资源支持产出率更高的业务活动,动植物园每年节省100,000多美元。 通过强化营销提高整体游览率,2011年至少新增50,000人次“游览”。 提供洞察结果强化运营管理。例如,即将关门前冰激淋销售出现高潮,动植物园决定延长冰激淋摊位营业时间,直到关门为止。这一措施夏季每天可增加2,000美元收入。 与上年相比,餐饮销售增加30.7%,零售销售增加5.9%。 动植物园高层管理团队可以制定更好的决策,不需要 IT 介入或提供支持。 将分析引入会议室,利用直观工具帮助业务人员掌握数据。

6.3 云南昭通警察打中学生事件舆情分析

起因:

5月20日,有网友在微博上爆料称:云南昭通鲁甸二中初二学生孔德政,对着3名到该校出警并准备上车返回的警察说了一句“打电话那个,下来”,车内的两名警员听到动静后下来,追到该学生后就是一顿拳打脚踢。

5月26日,昭通市鲁甸县公安局新闻办回应此事:鲁甸县公安局已对当事民警停止执行职务,对殴打学生的两名协警作出辞退处理,并将根据调查情况依法依规作进一步处理。同时,鲁甸县公安局将加大队伍教育管理力度,坚决防止此类事件的再次发生。

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5月26日,事件的舆情热度急剧上升,媒体报道内容侧重于“班主任称此学生平时爱起哄学习成绩差”“被打学生的同学去派出所讨说法”“学校要求学生删除照片”等方面,而学校要求删除图片等行为的曝光让事件舆情有扩大化趋势。

5月26日晚间,新华网发布新闻《警方回应“云南一学生遭2名警察暴打”:民警停职协警辞退》,中央主流网络媒体公布官方处置结果,网易、新浪、腾讯等门户网站予以转发,从而让官方的处置得以较大范围传播。


大数据就在你身边 | 生活中大数据分析案例以及背后的技术原理

昭通警察打中学生事件舆论关注度走势(抽样条数:290条)

总结:

“警察打学生,而且有图有真相,在事发5天后,昭通市鲁甸县警方最终还是站在了舆论的风口浪尖。事发后当地官方积极回应,并于5月26日将涉事人予以处理,果断的责任切割较为有效地抚平了舆论情绪,从而较好地化解了此次舆论危机。

从事件的传播来看,事发时间是5月20日,舆论热议则出现在25日,4天的平静期让鲁甸警方想当然地以为事件就此了结,或许当事人都已淡忘此事。如果不是云南当地活跃网友“直播云南”于5月25日发布关于此事的消息,并被当地传统媒体《生活新报》关注的话,事情或许真的就此结束,然而舆情发展不允许假设的存在。这一点,至少给我们以警示,对微博等自媒体平台上的负面信息要实时监测,对普通草根要监测,对本地实名认证的活跃网友更需监测。从某种角度看,本地实名认证的网友是更为强大的“舆论发动机”,负面消息一旦经他们发布或者转发,所带来的传播和形成的舆论压力更大。

在此事件中,校方也扮演着极为重要的角色。无论是被打学生的班主任,还是学校层面,面对此事件的回应都欠妥当。学校层面的“删除照片”等指示极易招致网友和学生的反感,在此反感情绪下,只会加剧学生传播事件的冲动。班主任口中该学生“学习不好、爱起哄”等负面印象被理解成“该学生活该被打”,在教师整体形象不佳的背景下,班主任的这些言论是责任感缺失的一种体现。校方和班主任的不恰当行为让事件处置难度和舆论引导难度明显增加,实在不该。“ — 人民网舆情监测室主任舆情分析师朱明刚

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          The Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts   
It's the end of the month and as I always do, I've put together a list of the most popular posts of the last 30 days. Take a look at the list and see if there is anything neat that you missed this month.

The Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp starts in three weeks. There is still time to register. If you're a Mainer, email me for a special discount only available to schools in Maine.

Here are the most popular posts of the month:
1. New Grading Options in Google Forms
2. Six Types of Video Creation Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools
3. 4 Good Formative Assessment Tools for Classrooms That Aren't 1:1
4. Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum
5. Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template
6. Make Stop Motion Videos On Your Chromebook
7. Grade Items in G Suite Side-by-Side With Otus
8. How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Docs
9. How to Move from Google Drive to One Drive
10. 12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

Individual and group registration is still open for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp and the BYOD Camp. Register with a group and get a great discount!

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

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



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


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

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


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


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


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

             

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          Practical Ed Tech Live - Episode 10 - ISTE Recap + Q&A   
Just a few minutes ago I wrapped-up the tenth episode of Practical Ed Tech Live. Most of the time was spent on my ISTE recap, but I did answer a couple of reader questions at the end. Next week I will cover more questions. The video of the episode is embedded below. You can get the outline and resource links here.

             

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          Great Chromebook & G Suite PD on Both Coasts   
Summer is here and it's a great time to learn new skills and brush-up on old ones. If your school is moving to Chromebooks and or G Suite for Education, I have two great professional development opportunities to share with you.

Folks on the west coast should look into Beyond Tech Ed's two day training classes happening in Palm Springs, California on August 2nd and 3rd. Use the code FAMILY25 to receive a great discount on your registration.


If you're on the east coast, join me in Portland, Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 20th and 21st. Teachers in Maine should email me for special discount code.

Disclosure: Beyond Tech Ed is an advertiser on this blog. 
             

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          iMendi Quick Vocabulary Review in Eight Languages   
iMendi is a simple site for reviewing key vocabulary words and phrases in eight languages. To use the site simply select a language and start flipping flashcard questions. You get two tries at the answering correctly on each card before iMendi gives you the correct answer.

If you want to focus on a specific set of vocabulary words, you can pick a specific lesson or word list from iMendi's menus that appear above every flashcard.

iMendi is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, and Czech.
             

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          Front Row Offers Differentiated Resources for Social Studies Instruction   
Front Row has developed a great reputation over the last couple of years for the differentiated math and ELA resources that it offers to teachers and students. This week at ISTE 17 I sat down with the CEO of Front Row to take a look at the new social studies resources that Front Row is offering.

Front Row's new social studies resources are organizing into fifteen units. The units cover the topics most commonly included in social studies classes in the United States. Some of those unit topics are Civil Rights, the American Revolution, and Economics. Within each topic in you will find articles and discussion questions for your students.

Applications for Education
Front Row lets you choose from multiple versions of the same article to distribute to your students. You can give the same version of an article to all students or give different versions to individual students in your classroom. Front Row has a short diagnostic test for your students to take when they join your Front Row classroom. The results of that diagnostic test can help you identify which version of each article to give to your students.

Register for Teaching History With Technology where you'll learn how to use many more tools like Front Row in your social studies lessons. 
             

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          Join Me Tomorrow for Practical Ed Tech Live - ISTE Recap + Q&A   
Join me tomorrow morning at 9am EDT for episode #10 of Practical Ed Tech Live. I'll be doing my complete recap of ISTE 17 and answer your ed tech questions live. You can join me on my YouTube channel (subscribe to be reminded when I go live) or you can join me on Facebook.

If you have questions that you want me to answer, feel free to send me an email in advance and I'll be sure to include my answer in the show tomorrow.
             

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          Go Back to School With Me   

Throughout the year I am fortunate to work with teachers all over the United States and Canada. I have recently opened up some space in my August calendar. If you need a back-to-school keynote or professional development workshop, send an email to richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers.com and let's talk about how I can help your school year get off to a great start.

Take a look at the list of my most popular keynote and workshops of the last year.

I look forward to working with you.
             

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          Basketball Face-Off: American Football Vs. Rugby Football   
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          Ten facts about the pipa   

The modern day pipa has gone through many transformations since being introduced during the Han dynasty and Koryŏ period. The instrument was integrated into three distinct cultures. It can be made of several different materials.

The post Ten facts about the pipa appeared first on OUPblog.

        

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          Our Favorite Laptops, Lenses, and More   

Our Favorite Laptops, Lenses, and More

We all knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye to the relatively carefree summer months. Still, even with work coming back into full swing as the heat-induced malaise begins to lift, there is at least one bright spot—new gadgets. In the summer, the whole world goes on break, including the men and women who design on tech toys. So though August saw a bit of a dearth of new gadgets, the month ahead is going to more than make up for it. And besides, the ones we did see were fantastic.

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          Our Favorite Laptops, Lenses, and More   

Our Favorite Laptops, Lenses, and More

We all knew this day would come, but that doesn't make it any easier to say goodbye to the relatively carefree summer months. Still, even with work coming back into full swing as the heat-induced malaise begins to lift, there is at least one bright spot—new gadgets. In the summer, the whole world goes on break, including the men and women who design on tech toys. So though August saw a bit of a dearth of new gadgets, the month ahead is going to more than make up for it. And besides, the ones we did see were fantastic.

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          Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More   

Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More

T.S. Eliot didn't know what the hell he was talking about—August is unquestionably the cruelest month. With only four more sweet weeks of summer left, every day that passes is just another reminder that we're about to be back in the lifeless dregs of fall. And what do we do when something upsets us? That's right; stuff it deep down inside you and drown it out with the immediate gratification of the month's most glorious gadgets. It's the healthy thing to do.

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          Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More   

Our Favorite Laptops, Cameras, Light Bulbs, and More

T.S. Eliot didn't know what the hell he was talking about—August is unquestionably the cruelest month. With only four more sweet weeks of summer left, every day that passes is just another reminder that we're about to be back in the lifeless dregs of fall. And what do we do when something upsets us? That's right; stuff it deep down inside you and drown it out with the immediate gratification of the month's most glorious gadgets. It's the healthy thing to do.

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          Our Favorite Flashlights, Cameras, Shoes, and More   

Our Favorite Flashlights, Cameras, Shoes, and More

Ah, beautiful summer. A time for barbecues, frolicking, the sun's ceaseless rays, the resulting blistering burns, perpetual sweating, sand in crevices you didn't know you had—er, on second thought, probably safest just to wait it out indoors. Because don't listen to them; the gadgets can love you back.

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          Your Brand is NOT Your Logo – 5 Reasons You Need a Brand Strategy and Architecture   
Don't make the mistake of thinking your logo or business card is your brand. A good brand architecture and strategy helps you better share your brand story in an authentic way. Doing such can emotionally bring people closer to your brand in a very real, meaningful and human way. The more confidence you have in your brand foundation the more confidence your ideal customer will have in believing in your brand promise.
         

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          PlusOne Showreel 2017   

Sometimes life seems to rush by in a blur, all those moments so victorious fading into fuzzy half formed memories. Or is that just us? Anyway, we gathered our latest and greatest into a reel for you to enjoy. We'd like to thank our amazing clients for trusting us to do what we love doing, and for everyone who dedicated their time into making this happen.

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          300 years of fraternal history   

Around midsummer 1717 the first masonic Grand lodge is said to have been created in London. Although the event is not documented in any primary sources, freemasons across the globe – and there are between 2 and 3 millions of them – celebrate this tercentenary with a host of special events: concerts, exhibitions and parades. But what role has the fraternity played in history?

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          The Nixon tapes and Donald Trump   

Since President Trump’s inauguration, and even before, there have been countless comparisons between the 37th and 45th presidents of the United States. Some of the comparisons make sense, while others do not. For this reason, when I was called upon to ask a question at the 16 May, 2017 CNN town hall debate between Governor John Kasich and Senator Bernie Sanders, and I chose to ask a question about Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

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          Tom Engelhardt 246   
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All War All the Time, or War American-Style
At 36% to 37% in the latest polls, Donald Trump’s approval rating is in a ditch in what should still be the “honeymoon” period of his presidency. And yet, compared to Congress (25%), he’s a maestro of popularity. In fact, there’s just one institution in American society that gets uniformly staggeringly positive votes of “confidence” from Americans in polls and that’s the U.S. military (83%).  And this should be the greatest mystery of them all.
That military, keep in mind, hasn’t won a significant conflict since World War II. (In retrospect, the First Gulf War, which once seemed like a triumph beyond compare for the globe’s highest-tech force, turned out to be just the first step into the never-ending quagmire of Iraq.) In this century, the U.S. military has, in fact, stumbled from one “successful” invasion to another, one terror-spreading conflict to the next, without ever coming up for air. Meanwhile, the American taxpayer has poured money into the Pentagon and the rest of the national security state in amounts that should boggle the mind. And yet, the U.S. hasn’t been able to truly extricate itself from a single country it's gotten involved in across the Greater Middle East for decades.  In the wake of its ministrations, nations have crumbled, allies have been crippled, and tens of millions of people across a vast region of the planet have been uprooted from their homes and swept into the maelstrom. In other words, Washington’s version of imperial war fighting should be seen as the record from hell for a force regularly hailed here as the “finest” in history.  The question is: finest at what?
All of this is on the record. All of this should be reasonably apparent to anyone half-paying attention and yet the American public’s confidence in the force fighting what Rebecca Gordon has termed “forever wars” is almost off the charts. For that, you can undoubtedly blame, in part, the urge of the military high command never again to experience a citizen’s army roiled by antiwar protests and in near revolt as in the Vietnam era. As a result, in 1973, the draft was ended and in the decades that followed the public was successfully demobilizedwhen it came to American war. George W. Bush’s classic post-9/11 suggestion that Americans respond to the horror of those falling towers by visiting Disney World and enjoying “life the way we want it to be enjoyed” caught that mood exactly. But the explanation undoubtedly goes deeper yet, as TomDispatch regular Gordon, author of American Nuremberg, suggests today. Tom
America at War Since 9/11 
Reality or Reality TV? 
By Rebecca Gordon
The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: “U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says.” “Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields.” “The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it might take decades.” There are so many wars and rumors of war involving our country these days that it starts to feel a little unreal, even for the most devoted of news watchers. And for many Americans, it’s long been that way. For them, the meaning of war is closer to reality TV than it is to reality.

On a June day, you could, for instance, open the New York Times and read that “airstrikes by the American-led coalition against Islamic State targets have killed hundreds of civilians around Raqqa, the militant group’s last Syrian stronghold, and left 160,000 people displaced.” Or you could come across statistics two orders of magnitude larger in learning from a variety of sources that famine is stalking 17 million people in Yemen. That is the predictable result of a Saudi Arabian proxy war against Iran, a campaign supported by the U.S. with weaponry and logistical assistance, in which, according to Human Rights Watch, the U.S. may well be complicit in torture. You could contemplate the fact that in Iraq, a country the United States destabilized with its 2003 invasion and occupation, there are still at least three million internally displaced people, according to the U.N. High Commission for Refugees; or that more than 411,000 Iraqis remain displaced from their homes in Mosul alone since the Iraqi army launched a U.S.-backed offensive to drive ISIS out of that city last October.
Yes, it’s possible to click on those links or to catch so many other Internet or TV news reports about how such American or American-backed wars are damaging infrastructure, destroying entire health care systems, uprootingmillions, and putting at risk the education of whole generations thousands of miles away. But none of it is real for most of us in this country.
How could it be real? Most of us no longer have any idea what war is like for the people who live through it. No major war has been fought on U.S. territory since the Civil War ended in 1865, and the last people who remembered that terrible time died decades before the turn of this century. There is no one around to give us a taste of that reality -- except of course for the refugees that the Trump administration is now doing its best to keep out.
In addition, Americans who once were mobilized to support their country’s wars in distant lands (remember Victory Gardens or war bond drives?) are simply told to carry on with their lives as if it were peacetime. And the possibility of going to war in an army of citizen draftees has long been put to rest by America’s “all-volunteer” military.
As the U.S. battlefield expands, the need becomes ever greater for people in this country to understand the reality of war, especially now that we have a president from the world of “reality” TV. During the second half of the twentieth century, Congress repeatedly ceded its constitutional power to declare war to successive executive administrations. At the moment, however, we have in Donald Trump a president who appears to be bored with those purloined powers (and with the very idea of civilian control over the military). In fact, our feckless commander-in-chief seems to be handing overdirectly to that military all power to decide when and where this country sends its troops or launches its missiles from drones.
Now that our democratic connection to the wars fought in our name has receded yet one more step from our real lives and any civilian role in war (except praising and thanking “the warriors”) is fading into the history books, isn’t it about time to ask some questions about the very nature of reality and of those wars?
War From the Civilian Point of View
We think of wars, reasonably enough, as primarily affecting the soldiers engaged in them. The young men and women who fight -- some as volunteers and some who choose military service over unemployment and poverty -- do sometimes die in “our” wars. And even if they survive, as we now know, their bodies and psyches often bear the lifelong scars of the experience.
Indeed, I’ve met some of these former soldiers in the college philosophy classes I teach. There was the erstwhile Army sniper who sat in the very back of the classroom, his left leg constantly bouncing up and down. The explosion of a roadside bomb had broken his back and left him in constant pain, but the greatest source of his suffering, as he told me, was the constant anxiety that forced him on many days to walk out halfway through the class. Then there was the young man who’d served in Baghdad and assured me, “If anyone fought in Afghanistan or Iraq, and they say they came back whole, they’re either lying or they just haven’t realized yet what happened to them.”
And there were the young women who told the class that, in fear, they’d had to move out of their homes because their boyfriends came back from the wars as dangerous young men they no longer recognized. If we in this country know anything real about war, it’s from people like these -- from members of the military or those close to them.
But we only get the most partial understanding of war from veterans and their families. In fact, most people affected by modern wars are not soldiers at all. Somewhere between 60 and 80 million people died during World War II, and more than 60% of them were civilians. They died as victims of the usual horrific acts of war, or outright war crimes, or crimes against humanity. A similar number succumbed to war-related disease and famine, including millions in places most Americans don’t even think of as major sites of that war’s horrors: China, India, French Indochina, and the Dutch East Indies. And, of course, close to six million Poles, most of them Jews, along with at least 16 million Soviet civilians died in the brutal Nazi invasion and attempted occupation of major parts of the Soviet Union.
And that hardly ends the tally of civilians devastated by that war. Another 60 million people became displaced or refugees in its wake, many forever torn from their homes.
So what is war like for the people who live where it happens? We can find out a reasonable amount about that if we want to. It’s not hard to dig up personal accounts of such experiences in past wars. But what can we know about the civilians living through our country’s current wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen?  There, too, personal accounts are available, but you have to go searching. 
Certainly, it’s possible, for instance, to learn something about the deaths of 200 people in a school hit by a single U.S. airstrike in the Syrian city of Raqqa. But that can’t make us feel the unendurable, inescapable pain of a human body being crushed in the collapse of that one school. It can’t make us hear the screams at that moment or later smell the stench of the decomposing dead. You have to be there to know that reality.
Still, daily life in a country at war isn’t all screams and stench. A lot of the time it’s just ordinary existence, but experienced with a kind of double awareness.  On the one hand, you send your children to school, walk to the market to do your shopping, go out to your fields to plow or plant. On the other, you know that at any moment your ordinary life can be interrupted -- ended, in fact -- by forces over which you have no control.
That’s what it was like for me during the months I spent, as my partner likes to say, trying to get myself killed in somebody else’s country. In 1984, I worked for six months in the war zones of Nicaragua as a volunteer for Witness for Peace (WFP). In 1979, the Sandinista movement had led a national insurrection, overthrowing the U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza. In response, the U.S. had funded counterrevolutionaries, or “contras,” who, by the time I arrived, had launched a major military campaign against the Sandinistas. Under CIA direction, they had adopted a military strategy of sabotaging government services, including rural health clinics, schools, and phone lines, and terrorizing the civilian population with murders, kidnappings, torture, and mutilation.
My job was simple: to visit the towns and villages that they had attacked and record the testimony of the survivors. In the process, for instance, I talked to a man whose son had been hacked into so many pieces he had to bury him in the field where he had been left. I met the children of a 70-year-old man a week after the contras flayed him alive, slicing the skin off his face. I talked to the mayor of a town in northern Nicaragua, whose parents were kidnapped and tortured to death by the contras.  
The original dream of WFP was somewhat more grandiose than collecting horror stories. American volunteers were to provide a “shield of love” for Nicaraguans threatened by the U.S.-supported contras. The theory was that they might be less inclined to attack a town if they knew that U.S. citizens were in the area, lest they bite the hand that was (however clandestinely) feeding them. In reality, the Sandinistas were unwilling to put guests like me at risk that way, and -- far from being a shield -- in times of danger we were sometimes an extra liability. In fact, the night the contras surrounded Jalapa, where I was staying for a few weeks, the town’s mayor sent a couple of soldiers with guns to guard the house of “the American pacifists.”  So much for who was shielding whom. (On that particular night, the Nicaraguan army confronted the contras before they made it to Jalapa. We could hear a battle in the distance, but it never threatened the town itself.)
All that day, we’d been digging to help build Jalapa’s refugio, an underground shelter to protect children and old people in case of an aerial attack. Other town residents had been planting trees on the denuded hillsides where Somoza had allowed U.S. and Canadian lumber companies to clear-cut old-growth forest. This was dangerous work; tree planters were favorite contra targets. But most people in town were simply going about their ordinary lives -- working in the market, washing clothes, fixing cars -- while the loudspeakers on the edge of town blared news about the latest contra kidnappings.  
This is what living in a war zone can be like: you plant trees that might take 20 years to mature, knowing at the same time that you might not survive the night.
Keep in mind that my experience was limited. I wasn’t a Nicaraguan. I could leave whenever I chose. And after those six months, I did go home. The Nicaraguans were home. In addition, the scale of that war was modest compared to the present U.S. wars across the Greater Middle East. And Nicaraguans were fortunate to escape some of the worst effects of a conflict fought in an agricultural society. So often, war makes planting and harvesting too dangerous to undertake and when the agricultural cycle is interrupted people begin to starve. In addition, it was short enough that, although the contras intentionally targeted schools and teachers, an entire generation did not lose their educations, as is happening now in parts of the Greater Middle East.
Many rural Nicaraguans lacked electricity and running water, so there was no great harm done when “se fue la luz” -- the electricity was cut off, as often happened when the contras attacked a power generator. Worse was when “se fue el agua -- the water in people’s homes or at communal pumps stopped running, often as a result of a contra attack on a pumping station or their destruction of water pipes. Still, for the most part, these were unpleasant inconveniences in a rural society where electricity and running water were not yet all that common, and where people knew how to make do without.
Imagine instead that you live (or lived) in a major Middle Eastern city -- say, Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, or Aleppo (all now partially or nearly totally reduced to rubble), or even a city like Baghdad that, despite constant suicide bombings, is still functioning.  Your life, of course, is organized around the modern infrastructure that brings light, power, and water into your home. In the United States, unless you live in Flint, Michigan, it’s hard to grasp what it might be like not to have potable water dependably spilling out of the faucet.
Suppose you got up one morning and your phone hadn’t charged overnight, the light switches had all stopped working, you couldn’t toast your Pop-Tarts, and there was no hope of a cup of coffee, because there was no water. No water all that day, or the next day, or the one after. What would you do after the bottled water was gone from the stores? What would you do as you watched your kids grow weak from thirst? Where would you go, when you knew you would die if you remained in the familiar place that had so long been your home?  What, in fact, would you do if opposing armed forces (as in most of the cities mentioned above) fought it out in your very neighborhood?
Reality or Reality TV?
I’ve been teaching college students for over a decade. I now face students who have lived their entire conscious lives in a country we are told is “at war.” They’ve never known anything else, since the moment in 2001 when George W. Bush declared a Global War on Terror. But their experience of this war, like my own, is less reality, and more reality TV. Their iPhones work; the water and light in their homes are fine; their screens are on day and night. No one bombs their neighborhoods. They have no citizenly duty to go into the military. Their lives are no different due to the “war” (or rather wars) their country is fighting in their name in distant lands.
Theirs, then, is the strangest of “wars,” one without sacrifice. It lacks the ration books, the blackouts, the shortages my parents’ generation experienced during World War II. It lacks the fear that an enemy army will land on our coasts or descend from our skies. None of us fears that war will take away our food, electricity, water, or most precious of all, our Wi-Fi. For us, if we think about them at all, that set of distant conflicts is only an endless make-believe war, one that might as well be taking place on another planet in another universe.
Of course, in a sense, it’s inaccurate to say we’ve sacrificed nothing. The poorest among us have, in fact, sacrificed the most, living in a country willing to put almost any sum into the Pentagon and its wars, but “unable” to afford to provide the basic entitlements enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: life, food, clothing, housing, education, not to speak, these days, of infrastructure. What could a U.S. government do for the health, education, and general wellbeing of its people, if it weren’t devoting more than half the country’s discretionary spending to the military?
There’s something else we haven’t had to sacrifice, though: peace of mind. We don’t have to carry in our consciousness the effects of those wars on our soldiers, on our military adversaries, or on the millions of civilians whose bodies or lives have been mangled in them. Those effects have been largely airbrushed out of our mental portrait of a Pax Americana world. Our understanding of our country’s endless wars has been sanitized, manipulated, and packaged for our consumption the way producers manipulate and package the relationships of participants on reality TV shows like The Bachelor.
If Vietnam was the first televised war, then the 1991 Gulf War against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was the first video-game-style war. Who could forget the haunting green images of explosions over Baghdad on that first night (even if they've forgotten the 50 “decapitation” strikes against the Iraqi leadership that killed not one of them but dozens of civilians)? Who could forget the live broadcasts streamed from video cameras attached to “smart” bombs -- or the time two of them demolished what turned out to be a civilian air raid shelter, killing more than 200 people hiding inside? Who could forget those live reports from CNN that gave us the illusion that we were almost there ourselves and understood just what was seemingly unfolding before our eyes?
In fact, a University of Massachusetts study later found that “the more people watched TV during the Gulf crisis, the less they knew about the underlying issues, and the more likely they were to support the war.” And even if we did understand the “underlying issues,” did we understand what it’s like to find yourself trapped under the rubble of your own house?
During almost 16 years of war since the attacks of 9/11, the mystification on the “home front” has only grown, as attention has wandered and some of our ongoing wars (as in Afghanistan) have been largely forgotten. Our enemies change regularly. Who even remembers al-Qaeda in Iraq or that it became the Islamic State? Who remembers when we were fighting the al-Qaeda-inspired al-Nusra Front (or even that we were ever fighting them) instead of welcoming its militants into an alliance against Bashir al-Assad in Syria? The enemies may rotate, but the wars only continue and spread like so many metastasizing cancer cells.
Even as the number of our wars expands, however, they seem to grow less real to us here in the United States. So it becomes ever more important that we, in whose name those wars are being pursued, make the effort to grasp their grim reality. It’s important to remind ourselves that war is the worst possible way of settling human disagreements, focused as it is upon injuring human flesh (and ravaging the basics of human life) until one side can no longer withstand the pain. Worse yet, as those almost 16 years since 9/11 show, our wars have caused endless pain and settled no disagreements at all.
In this country, we don’t have to know that in American wars real people’s bodies are torn apart, real people die, and real cities are turned to rubble. We can watch interviews with survivors of the latest airstrikes on the nightly news and then catch the latest episode of ersatz suffering on Survivor. After a while, it becomes hard for many of us to tell (or even to care) which is real, and which is only reality TV.
Rebecca Gordon, a TomDispatch regular, teaches in the philosophy department at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes. Her previous books include Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States and Letters from Nicaragua.
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Copyright 2017 Rebecca Gordon
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          (USA-DE-Dover) Regional Sales Manager   
**About Us:** GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. **Role Summary:** Job Overview: In this strategic Sales position, the Regional Sales Manager – Digital Sales Direct will be responsible for meeting and exceeding an orders operating plan in the west region across a range of power utilities and industry customers, including identifying sales opportunities within existing and new accounts, prospecting, strategy planning, executive relationship development, and deal closures. **Essential Responsibilities:** In this role, you will: + Develop a solution selling framework for GE business — tailor deal lifecycle, enablement deliverables, required resources, technology support, maturity model, sales methodology etc. + Establish a deep understanding of customers’ business needs by creating value to customers for our solution footprint. + Add value to the customer’s business and maintain a goal oriented approach to the business partnership. + Demonstrate to customers how they benefit by partnering with GE and how our solutions deliver results. + Aggressively develop and drive a sustainable commercial and solution strategy across multiple customer divisions that is aligned to the agreed account goals. + Develop and execute an Account Playbook that formalizes the “go high / go low” strategy for the Enterprise account. Where applicable, develop a joint Governance process with executive sponsorship that aligns along the following pillars – Commercial, Product/Technology, Implementation and Support. + Leverage the “Big GE” by coordinating across multiple GE divisions to solve customer challenges and enhance value and loyalty through the introduction of GE Corporate programs. (e.g. Industrial Internet, Minds + Machines) + Analyzes sales pipeline and maintains an array of opportunities to ensure that sales goals are achieved. + Actively grow and maintain a multi-year account plan that will be shared globally with parts of our business including Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Professional Services, and the Development teams to ensure coordination across the business. + Ensuring a Professional Sales Experience for customers during all aspects of sales process and touch points including: Formal meeting agendas, formal follow-up stating sequence of events and next steps in writing, and issue resolution in a timely fashion. + Formulates the winning proposals based on a cohesive strategy that leverages deep knowledge of industry, customer and GE product. **Qualifications/Requirements:** Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing or related discipline + 12+ years of software industry experience minimum with proven track record Eligibility Requirements: + Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job. + Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen + Must be able to travel 50-70% of the time **Desired Characteristics:** + Works with individuals across the GE businesses on how to use Big Data to collect and analyze market information as well as how to present analysis and recommendations to drive strategic commercial decisions + Proactive in seeking out new digital platforms to drive deeper connections with customers – such as heat mapping existing relationships on LinkedIn to identify new sales opportunities, active in industry groups/blogs to gain exposure to target audiences and viewed as a domain expert + Develops acceptable strategies to mitigate risks triggered in RFP's and/or customers' T&Cs while meeting GE business objectives. + Leads the implementation of economic value selling throughout customer organization. + Thoroughly analyzes data to identify trends and issues that translate into a plan for the customer with some connection to seemingly independent problems. + Develops acceptable mitigation strategies that consider T&Cs of customers, competition and partners and key differentiators while also meeting business objectives. + Identifies and prioritizes critical GE resources needed to further the sales effort, negotiating with stakeholders for utilization.Technical Expertise: + Establishes trust and empathy as an advisor to the client; Works collaboratively in pursuit of discovery to define a desired business outcome while also uncovering unknown business outcomes the client has not previously considered; Ensures that a plan is laid out to accomplish all outcomes. + Proactively identifies pipeline risks and develops mitigation plans; Proactively shares 'best practices' to improve pipeline efficiency; Helps to develop sales team relationships with key contacts. + Able to take products, services, solutions knowledge and connect them to customers’ objectives to develop differentiated opportunities for GE; Draws upon non-traditional solutions; Constantly thinks out of the box & outside domain of expertise to develop creative solutions that meet ongoing customer needs.Business Acumen: + Leads the implementation of economic value selling throughout customer organization; Offers assistance and input to others across GE on this topic. + Communicates vertical expertise or future trends within the power utility and industries that drives certain benefits/challenges; Is seen as part of the customer’s team rather than outsider; Utilizes this dialogue to narrow and refine the customers’ objectives or “top-of-mind” thoughts in order to start a joint-brainstorming of potential solutions or to identify industry benchmarks. + Viewed as a thought leader by strategic customers, invited to advise customers based on GE solution knowledge and industry expertise; Brokers introductions and relationship handoffs with customer C-Suite to other GE team members. + Able to use a variety of financial data in building a broad perspective of company and customer business within their respective industry and markets + Understands the financial implication of different value drivers and creatively applies that understanding to impact company/customer metrics, i.e. revenue, profitability, market share. etc.Leadership: + Establishes & communicates team members' roles in relation to their function and data; Shares knowledge, power and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill; Coordinates role responsibilities with that of others to achieve mutual goals; Encourages groups to work together to efficiently resolve problems. + Able to consistently lead the process to develop winnable strategies; Creatively uses resources to anticipate and solve problems, resulting in innovative solutions that result in customer and GE satisfaction, and finds alternatives beyond the obvious; Keeps a broad perspective on the customer relationship and potential opportunities to increase customer loyalty.\#DTR **Locations:** United States; California, Oregon, Washington; Redmond, San Ramon, West Coast CitiesGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.
          Jornada Ministerio de Salud aplica vacuna VPH a 106 mil niñas de VPH; las protege contra cáncer cérvix   

Santo Domingo.- Más de 106 mil niñas con edades entre 9 y 10 años recibieron la primera dosis de vacuna contra el Virus del Papiloma Humano (VPH) durante la  jornada de vacunación que desarrolla el Ministerio de Salud, a través del Programa Ampliado de Inmunizaciones (PAI) y el Ministerio de Educación desde abril de este año.

El coordinador nacional del Programa Ampliado de Inmunización (PAI) Zacarías Garib informó  que la vacunación continúa hasta llegar a la población proyectada, ya que la meta es alcanzar unas 190 mil niñas.


          Ministerio de Salud, OPS y UASD gradúan 49 nuevos evaluadores de hospitales seguros   

SANTO DOMINGO.- El Ministerio de Salud, Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) celebraron este jueves la graduación de la cuarta cohorte de evaluadores del curso superior  Hospitales Seguros frente a Desastres.

El objetivo de la capacitación es lograr personal altamente instruido para ante un posible desastre garantizar la vida de las personas, mediante la implementación de estrategias adecuadas y bien orientadas, en los diferentes centros de salud del país.  


          MSP pone en vigencia lista de medicamentos podrán venderse sin receta    

Santo Domingo. - El Ministerio de Salud a través de la Dirección General de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Productos Sanitarios (DIGEMAPS) ha dispuesto poner en vigencia el listado de medicamentos de venta libre (MVL) sin receta contenida en la resolución ministerial 000009 de fecha 26 de junio 2017.

De acuerdo al Reglamento sobre Medicamentos 246-06 se reconoce como MVL aquellos que no necesitan de receta para su dispensación.


          'Serious Implications' in Fight to Harvest LinkedIn Data   

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SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — In a case pitting privacy rights against the freedom to public information, a federal judge Thursday weighed whether to restore a company’s access to LinkedIn data so it can tell employers which of their workers are “flight risks.”

“If restrictions are placed on that process, that has serious implications for future research, access and speech,” U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said at the Thursday hearing.

Plaintiff hiQ collected and analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of public LinkedIn profile pages. Its attorneys on Thursday asked Chen to grant a temporary restraining order to bar LinkedIn from cutting off its access to public member profiles.

LinkedIn claims hiQ uses anonymous, automated bots to bypass security measures that block entities from scraping data from its website.

More: ‘Serious Implications’ in Fight to Harvest LinkedIn Data


          DO YOU NEED A LINKEDIN PROFILE? - A RIGHT RESUME   
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          Observations on the New Walgreens Boots Alliance-Rite Aid Deal   
Yesterday we got some pre—July 4th fireworks.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced a deal to buy 2,186 Rite Aid stores and three distribution centers for $5.2 billion. Rite Aid will also get the option to source generic drugs via the wonderfully named Walgreens Boots Alliance Development (WBAD) organization. Click here to read the press release.

With a potential FTC battle looming, WBA made the debt-laden Rite Aid an offer that it couldn’t refuse.

Before you head off for the long holiday weekend, please enjoy these thoughts on the new transaction along with commentary on Fred’s and the drug wholesalers.
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          LinkedIn ayuda a las empresas cuando fallan sus aplicaciones o página web   
La compañía ofrece en versión open source dos herramientas que permiten a las empresas enfrentarse a caídas en sus apps o sites online.
          Supply Chain Manager   
Supply Chain Manager, Berkshire The Supply Chain division of Exsurgo is recruiting a Supply Chain Manager for an FMCG business based in Berkshire. The role The Supply Chain Manager will be required to manage the availability of stock and suppliers from all sources and able to manage the S+OP process for the business. Your primary responsibilities will be tracking of stock availability, supplier management, drive the S+OP process, communicate effectively with key account managers and hold them accountable for forecast accuracy and create a collaborative approach by communicating between all internal stakeholders. The candidate The Supply Chain Manager job based in Berkshire will have the following attributes: - Ability to manage multiple things at once - Experience in both supply planning and demand planning - Excellent commination skills - Ability to liaise with key stake holders internally and externally - Confident Excel user - Advanced analytical skills - Experience working within the FMCG sector The package The package for the Supply Chain Manager job based in Berkshire is the following: - £45,000 per annum - 20% bonus - Healthcare / Insurance - Pension - 25 days’ annual leave Successful candidates will be contacted about this role and similar roles. Connect with us. Follow us on Twitter @exsurgo_group or LinkedIn to hear about our other roles and more!
          Comment on How to Build Thought Leadership with LinkedIn by Maina   
Hello Peg, Thanks for the tips on using LinkedIn! I think i need to share my articles on my profile! Great job!
          Comment on How to Build Thought Leadership with LinkedIn by Peg   
Thanks for reading and commenting, Carl!
          Comment on How to Build Thought Leadership with LinkedIn by Peg   
Hello! Linkedin members can have a maximum of 30,000 1st-degree connections. LinkedIn recommends you only connect with individuals you know and trust, as outlined in the LinkedIn User Agreement. Great job maximizing Linkedin!
          Comment on How to Build Thought Leadership with LinkedIn by Carl Kruse   
Thanks Peg for the great primer on taking LinkedIn participation to another level. Carl Kruse
          Comment on How to Build Thought Leadership with LinkedIn by Segismundo   
Hi Peg, Nice set of recommendations :) I am now using LinkedIn quite intensivevely because of my job, and I do always personalize my connection requests. Lately I have also commited myself to send always a quick message thanking those people who accept my connection request, or those others how reach me out. But I am quite worried about reaching the limits set up by LinkedIn on the ionvitations that each user can send out (3.000 if I am not wrong) so I am refraining myself a bit, and I don´t invite all the people whom I would like to connect with. In any case, keep posting :) I will follow your future posts :) Thanks for sharing, Segismundo
          Posting Job Opportunity On LinkedIn Profile For New Employer Did Not Violate Non-Compete   
A fact of life in modern business is an employee’s use of social media, or, in some cases, a former employee’s use of social media, and how it fits in with any post-employment restrictions to which they may be subject. In Bankers Life and Casualty...
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          New Undercover Video: CNN Producer Slashes 'Stupid' Voters, 'Clown' Trump, Ugly Kellyanne   

Project Veritas has released another undercover video of a CNN producer saying embarrassing things underlining the network’s liberal, anti-Trump atmosphere. Jimmy Carr, a producer for CNN’s morning show New Day, with co-anchors Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo -- the son of one New York Democrat governor and the brother of the current New York Democrat governor.

Carr was caught on camera proclaiming “On the inside, we all recognize that he is a clown, that he is hilariously unqualified for this, he’s really bad at this and that he does not have America’s best interests. We recognize he’s just f—ing crazy.”

He added: “90 percent of us are on board with just the fact that he’s crazy.”When he’s asked if that means, 90 percent are “With Her,” he says no, just they ‘acknowledge the fact that he’s bats–t.”

Asked if it would be “fair to question the intellect of the American voter,” Mr. Carr replied, “Oh no. They’re stupid as s–t.” 

Carr referred to the White House counselor as “that awful woman Kellyanne Conway. You know, the blonde.” When the Project Veritas videographer asked what Conway looked like, Carr replied, “She looks like she got hit with a shovel.”

“What’s that?” the man recording asked Carr, who repeated the insult. “She looks like she got hit with a shovel.”

The same media that's obsessing over Trump's tweets about Mika Brzezinski will probably skip right over this. Carr said them when he didn't think anyone was filming or paying attention, which cannot be said for the president. But certainly Mika agrees that Conway is "that awful woman," a woman she thinks shouldn't be allowed on TV. 

Carr also says Trump's not really a Republican, that he doesn't really care about social issues like abortion or gay marriage, or even about the budget...but that sounds like many Republicans over the last two years. It's also a little tougher to say with Justice Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. 

Carr is a CNN newbie, just getting a job in 2013 (although he held internships before). So it's easier to dismiss him than with John Bonifield, who's held many jobs at CNN. 

 

 


          Introducing Ms. Camille Jones   
Attributions: 

Ms. Jones will be new to Spanish Fork Junior High next year and will be teaching math, and language arts. We asked Ms. Jones to introduce herself and this is what she had to say:

"

I am from Springville, Utah and graduated from Springville High School. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Family Life and am currently attending Grand Canyon University where I am studying Special Education. This year I will be teaching resource math, resource language arts, and inclusion language arts. I am excited to become a part of Spanish Fork Junior High! Music, books, and travel are a big part of my life.I have played the cello for almost 15 years and have the opportunity to play in the orchestra for Millennial Choirs and Orchestras. I went to Romania on an internship for a few months where I fell in love with the people and culture. I most recently enjoyed reading The Seedfolk, by Paul Fleischman. My favorite books include Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Prydain, and Anne of Green Gables."


          Cars.Com will Match You with the Perfect Car for You!   

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          Commentaires sur LinkedIn : un outil stratégique par LEJEUNE OLIVIER   
bonjour Agent immobilier depuis 15 années , j'utilise le sms comme moyen rapide , précis , pertinent , pour prévenir mes clients d'un nouveau produit entré en portefeuille , organiser un rendez-vous , solliciter des avis ... c'est moderne , efficace ( en effet , plus que le mail !) OL
          Koko Networks, Marketing Manager at Collaboration for Talent   
CfT is a talent care system to help changemakers realize their full potential. By staying centered on the needs of talent, and collaborating for the good of all, we can unlock hidden value and accelerate social innovation. In partnership with Linkedin and Jobvite, a consortium of leading social impact accelerators joined together to start an inclusive community of practice. By repurposing enterprise social apps (Referrals, Elevate, Jobvite) for multi-organization use, CfT tears down the walls between employees/non-employees, networks, organizations and sectors.
          Lionel Dricot: Les 4 manières de dépenser de l’argent   

Pourquoi les abus financiers des politiciens sont inévitables dans une démocratie représentative

À chaque fois que quelqu’un se décide à creuser les dépenses du monde politique, des scandales éclatent. La conclusion facile est que les politiciens sont tous pourris, qu’il faut voter pour ceux qui ne le sont pas. Ou qui promettent de ne pas l’être.

Pourtant, depuis que la démocratie représentative existe, cela n’a jamais fonctionné. Et si c’était le système lui-même qui rendait impossible une gestion saine de l’argent public ?

Selon Milton Friedman, il n’y a que 4 façons de dépenser de l’argent : dépenser son argent pour soi, son argent pour les autres, l’argent des autres pour soi, l’argent des autres pour les autres.

Son argent pour soi

Lorsqu’on dépense l’argent qu’on a gagné, on optimise toujours le rendement pour obtenir le plus possible en dépensant le moins possible. Vous réfléchissez à deux fois avant de faire de grosses dépenses, vous comparez les offres, vous planifiez, vous calculez l’amortissement même de manière intuitive.

Si vous dépensez de l’argent inutilement, vous vous en voudrez, vous vous sentirez soit coupable de négligence, soit floué par d’autres.

Son argent pour les autres

Si l’intention de dépenser pour d’autres est toujours bonne, vous ne prêterez généralement pas toujours attention à la valeur que les autres recevront. Vous fixez généralement le budget qui vous semble socialement acceptable pour ne pas paraître pour un radin et vous dépensez ce budget de manière assez arbitraire.

Il y’a de grandes chances que votre cadeau ne plaise pas autant qu’il vous a couté, qu’il ne réponde pas à un besoin important ou immédiat voire, même, qu’il finisse directement à la poubelle.

Économiquement, les cadeaux et les surprises sont rarement une bonne idée. Néanmoins, comme vous tentez généralement de ne pas dépasser un budget donné, les dommages économiques sont faibles. Et, parfois, un cadeau fait extrêmement plaisir. Idée : offrez un ForeverGift !

L’argent d’autrui pour soi

Lorsqu’on peut dépenser sans compter, par exemple lorsque votre entreprise couvre tous vos frais de voyages ou que vous avez une carte essence, l’optimisation économique devient catastrophique.

En fait, ce cas de figure relève même généralement de l’anti-optimisation. Vous allez sans remords choisir un vol qui vous permet de dormir une heure plus tard même s’il est plus cher de plusieurs centaines d’euros que le vol matinal. Dans les cas extrêmes, vous allez tenter de dépenser le plus possible, même inutilement, pour avoir l’impression d’obtenir plus que votre salaire nominal.

Cette anti-optimisation peut être compensée par plusieurs facteurs : un sentiment de devoir moral vis-à-vis de l’entreprise, surtout dans les petites structures, ou une surveillance des notes de frais voire un plafond.

Le plafond peut cependant avoir un effet inverse. Si un employé bénéficie d’une carte essence avec une limite, par exemple de 2000 litres par an, il va avoir tendance à rouler plus ou à partir en vacances avec la voiture pour utiliser les 2000 litres auxquels il estime avoir droit.

C’est la raison pour laquelle cette situation économique est très rare et devrait être évitée à tout pris.

L’argent d’autrui pour les autres

Par définition, les instances politiques sont dans ce dernier cas de figures. Les politiciens sont en effet à la tête d’une énorme manne d’argent récoltée de diverses manières chez les citoyens. Et ils doivent décider comment les dépenser. Voir comment augmenter encore plus la manne, par exemple avec de nouveaux impôts.

Comme je l’ai expliqué dans un précédent billet, gagner de l’argent est l’objectif par défaut de tout être humain dans notre société.

Les politiciens vont donc tout naturellement tenter de bénéficier par tous les moyens possibles de la manne d’argent dont ils sont responsables. Chez les plus honnêtes, cela se fera inconsciemment mais cela se fera quand même, de manière indirecte. Pour les plus discrets, le politicien pourra par exemple accorder des marchés publics sans recevoir aucun bénéfice immédiat mais en se créant un réseau de relation lui permettant de siéger par après dans de juteux conseils d’administration. Pour les plus cyniques, de véritables systèmes seront mis en place, ce que j’appelle des boucles d’évaporation, permettant de transférer, le plus souvent légalement, l’argent public vers les poches privées.

Tout cela étant complètement opaque et noyé dans la bureaucratie, il est généralement impossible pour le citoyen de faire le lien entre l’euro qu’il a payé en impôt et l’euro versé de manière scandaleuse à certains politiciens. Surtout que la notion de “scandaleux” est subjective. À partir de quand un salaire devient-il scandaleux ? À partir de combien d’administrateurs une intercommunale devient-elle une machine à payer les amis et à évaporer l’argent public ? À partir de quel degré de connaissance un politicien ne peut-il plus engager sa famille et ses amis ou les faire bénéficier d’un contrat public ?

Les politiciens sont nos employés à qui nous fournissons une carte de crédit illimitée, sans aucun contrôle et avec le pouvoir d’émettre de nouvelles cartes pour leurs amis.

Que faire ?

Il ne faut donc pas s’empresser de voter pour ceux qui se promettent moins pourris que les autres. S’ils ne le sont pas encore, cela ne devrait tarder. Le pouvoir corrompt. Fréquenter des riches et d’autres politiciens qui font tous la même chose n’aide pas à garder la tête froide. Ces comportements deviennent la norme et les limites fixées par la loi ne sont, tout comme la carte essence sus-citée, plus des limites mais des dûs auxquels ils estiment avoir légitimement le droit. En cas de scandale, ils ne comprendront même pas ce qu’on leur reproche en se réfugiant derrière le « C’est légal ». Ce que nous pensons être une corruption du système n’en est en fait que son aboutissement mécanique le plus logique !

La première étape d’une solution consiste par exiger la transparence totale des dépenses publiques. Le citoyen devrait être en mesure de suivre les flux financiers de chaque centime public jusqu’au moment où il arrive dans une poche privée. L’argent public versé à chaque mandataire devrait être public. S’engager en politique se ferait avec la connaissance qu’une partie de notre vie privée devient transparente et que toutes les rémunérations seront désormais publiques, sans aucune concession.

Cela demande beaucoup d’effort de simplification mais, avec un peu de volonté, c’est aujourd’hui tout à fait possible. Les budgets secrets devraient être dûment budgétisé et justifié afin que le public puisse au moins suivre leur évolution au cours du temps.

Curieusement, cela n’est sur le programme d’aucun politicien…

 

Billet rédigé en collaboration avec Mathieu Jamar. Photo par feedee P.

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          Xavier Mertens: SSTIC 2017 Wrap-Up Day #2   

Here is my wrap-up for the second day. From my point of view, the morning sessions were quite hard with a lot of papers based on hardware research.

Anaïs Gantet started with “CrashOS : recherche de vulnérabilités système dans les hyperviseurs”. The motivations behind this research are multiple: virtualization of computers is everywhere today, not only on servers but also on workstations. The challenge for the hypervisor (the key component of a virtualization system) is to simulate the exact same hardware platform (same behaviour) for the software. It virtualizes access to the memory and devices. But do they do this in the right way? Hypervisors are software and software have bugs. The approach explained by Anaïs is to build a very specific light OS that could perform a bunch of tests, like fuzzing, against hypervisors. The name of this os is logically “CrashOS“. It proposes an API that is used to script test scenarios. Once booted, tests are executed and results are sent to the display but also to the serial port for debugging purposes. Anaïs demonstrated some tests. Up to today, the following hypervisors have been tested: Ramooflax (project developed by Airbus Security), VMware and Xen. Some tests that returned errors:

  • On VMware, a buffer overflow and crash of the VM when writing a big buffer to COM1.
  • On Xen, a “FAR JMP” instruction should generate a “general protection” failure but it’s not the case.

CrashOS is available here. A nice presentation to start the day!

The next presentation went deeper and focused again on the hardware, more precisely, the PCI Express that we find in many computers. The title was “ProTIP: You Should Know What To Expect From Your Peripherals” by Marion Daubignard, Yves-Alexis Perez. Why could it be interesting to keep an eye on our PCIe extensions? Because they all run some software and have usually a direct access to the host computer resources like memory (for performance reasons). What if the firmware of your NIC could contain some malicious code and search for data in the memory? They describe the PCIe standard which can be seen as a network with CPU, memory, a PCI hierarchy (a switch) and a root complex. How to analyse all the flows passing over a PCIe network? The challenge is to detect the possible paths and alternatives. The best language to achieve this is Prolog (a very old language that I did not use since my study) but still alive. The tool is called “ProTIP” for “Prolog Tester for Information Flow in PCIe networks” and is available here. The topic was interesting when you realise what a PCIe extension could do.

Then, we got a presentation from Chaouki Kasmi, José Lopes Esteves, Mathieu Renard, Ryad Benadjila: “From Academia to Real World: a Practical Guide to Hitag-2 RKE System Analysis“. The talk was dedicated to the Hitag-2 protocols used by “Remote Keyless Entry” with our modern cars. Researches in this domain are not brand new. There was already a paper on it presented at Usenix. The talk really focussing on Hitag-2 (crypto) and was difficult to follow for me.

After the lunch break, Clémentine Maurice talked about accessing the host memory from a browser with Javascript: “De bas en haut : attaques sur la microarchitecture depuis un navigateur web“. She started with a deeply detailed review of how the DRAM memory is working and how to read operations make use a “row buffer” (like a cache). The idea is to be able to detect key presses in the URL bar of Firefox. The amount of work is pretty awesome from an educational point of view but I’ve just one question: how to use this in the real world? If you’re interested, Clémentine published all her publications are available here.

The next talk was interesting for people working on the blue team side. Binacle is a tool developed to make a full-text search on binaries. Guillaume Jeanne explained why full-text search is important and how it fails with classic methods to index binary files. The goal is not only to index “strings” like IP addresses, FQDN but also suite of bytes. After testing several solutions, he found a good one which is not too resources consuming. The tool and his features were explained, with the Yara integration (also a feature to generate new signatures). To be tested for sure! Binacle is available here.

The next tool presented by YaCo: “Rétro-Ingénierie Collaborative” by Benoît Amiaux, Frédéric Grelot, Jérémy Bouétard, Martin Tourneboeuf, Valerian Comiti. YaCo means “Yet another collaborative tool”. The idea is to add a “multi-user” layer to the IDA debugger. By default, users have a local DB used by IDA. The idea is to sync those databases via a Gitlab server. The synchronisation is performed via a Python plugin. They made a cool demo. YaCo is available here.

Sibyl was the last tool presented today by Camille Mougey. Sibyl helps to identify libraries used in the malicious code. Based on Miasm2, it identifies functions and their side effect. More information is available on the Github repository.

The next talk was about the Android platform: “Breaking Samsung Galaxy Secure Boot through Download mode” presented by Frédéric Basse. He explained the attacks that can be launched against the bootloader of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone via a bug.

Finally, a non-technical talk presented by Martin Untersinger: “Oups, votre élection a été piratée… (Ou pas)”. Martin is a journalist working for the French newspaper “Le Monde”. He already spoke at SSTIC two years ago and came back today to give his view of the “buzz” around the hacking of the election processes around the world. Indeed, today when elections are organised, there are often rumours that this democratic process has been altered due to state-sponsored hackers. It started in the US and also reached France with the Macronleak. A first fact reported by Martin is that information security goes today way beyond the “techies”… Today all the citizens are aware that bad things may happen. It’s not only a technical issue but also a geopolitical issue. Therefore, it is very interesting for journalists. Authorities do not always disclose information about the attribution of the attack because it can be wrong and alter the democratic process of elections. Today documents are published but the attribution remains a political decision. It touchy and may lead to diplomatic issues. Journalists are also facing challenges:

  • Publish leaked docs or not?
  • Are they real or fake?
  • Ignore the information or maybe participle to the disinformation campaign?

But it is clear that good a communication is a key element.

The day closed with the second rump sessions with a lot of submissions (21!). Amongst them, some funny ideas like using machine learning to generate automatic submissions of paper to the SSTIC call for paper, an awesome analysis of the LinkedIn leaked passwords, connected cars, etc… Everybody moved to the city centre to attend the social event with nice food, drinks and lot of interesting conversations.

Today, a lot of tools were presented. The balance between the two types of presentation is interesting. Indeed, if pure security research is interesting, sometimes it is very difficult to use it in the real context of an information system. However, presented tools were quick talks with facts and solutions that can be easily implemented.

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