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          Re: How IP Australia Has Been Quietly Curbing Abuse of the Innovation Patent System    

Hi Mark

The actions of the Commissioner in these unique circumstances involved the balanced and relevant application of both the Patents Act and principles of administrative law.

Administrative law is a general set of principles that apply to all public officials, including the Commissioner. The principles are overarching and apply in addition to the Patents Act. Where an administrative decision is induced by fraud, the decision is a nullity. The
H Bion case did not proceed to hearing on this point, but there is no reason to think that the principle is not equally applicable to the world of patents.

If a person files an application for an innovation patent and makes potentially untrue statements with the intention that the Commissioner will act on those statements and accept that application, then any decision to accept would be induced by fraud, and be a nullity. So if the Commissioner is aware of a potential fraud, section 52(2) cannot compel the Commissioner to carry out an act that is a nullity. Administrative law recognises you cannot compel a public official to create a right that is void. Since acceptance under such circumstances is not possible, all that is left is to refuse to accept the application after allowing natural justice through an opportunity to provide an explanation.

A decision to refuse to accept an innovation patent under such circumstances is capable of review by the courts – either under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act or section 39B of the Judiciary Act.

As always, the decision of the Commissioner is based on the facts of the individual case and there is no general practice of refusing innovation patent applications.
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          Re: Regulatory Board Recognises Validity of Publicly-Listed Patent Attorney Structures   

P.S. Another important question that needs to be considered from a competition law perspective is: who are the clients making up that 67% of cases?

Back in February I conducted an analysis looking at only Australian resident applicants which showed that for this market segment the proportion of applications filed by firms within the three listed groups is just under 50% (see Publicly-Listed Firms Account for Half of the Australian Market for Patent Services). Within this market segment, the total share of each individual listed group is under 20%. Even if all of the firms within a group merged, this would not be regarded as a dominant market position.

Clearly the three listed groups between them have the lion's share of foreign incoming patent filing and prosecution work (70.5% in total, of which 28% is IPH, 22.8% is XIP and 19.7% is QIP). Whether this market segment is even within the reach of Australian competition law, I am not sure.


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          Sidedressed manure boosts profits   

Ohio farmer saves $100/acre over commercial fertilizer, with 20-25 bu./acre added corn yields.

Think Different

When Ohio farmer Tom Harrod first heard about sidedressing hog manure he was skeptical. He went to a county extension program after talking to some farmers about their use of hog manure on growing corn, then he decided to give it a try. After achieving good yields without using commercial fertilizer, he became sold on the practice.  Now, Harrod says, it’s driving profits in his operation.

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The idea to use hog manure on standing corn frightened Rossburg, Ohio farmer Tom Harrod at first. He has applied hog manure to fields, before and after crops, because they produce 12,000 hogs per year. He commonly used commercial fertilizer and soil testing for 30 years on their 1,300 acres that he farms with his son, Korey. But he knew a change was needed. That change was to utilize the nitrogen in the hog manure on a growing crop.

So Harrod began working with Ohio State University Manure Specialist Glenn Arnold and OSU Extension Agent Sam Custer to inject the hog manure as a sidedress in corn.

Manure replaces commercial fertilizer

“I admit, I didn’t think it would work,” says Harrod. Now, he thinks differently. “We don’t use commercial fertilizer on the fields where we inject hog manure, and we achieve the same yields or better than if we used commercial fertilizer.”

“This practice makes a lot of sense in these tough economic times,” adds Custer. He says farmers have success because injected nitrogen in the manure stays available longer for the corn plants; not reduced by rainfall or sunlight. Commercial fertilizer can be washed away by a rainstorm.

The hog manure application injection not only provides nitrogen for the corn crop but also has enough nutrients such as potash and phosphorus left over for the next year’s soybean crop. “The manure has the right amount of nutrient value to get two crops,” says Harrod. 

The farm is now saving close to $100 an acre using manure over commercial fertilizer. Custer says the data collected shows the injection system has yielded a 20-25 bushel increase.

Switched application methods

Harrod says a key to success is injecting hog manure as the corn plants grow. The conventional idea of applying manure in the fall loses nitrogen. But by injecting it, the plant is able to use it and not lose it. He applies 6,000 gallons of manure per acre, with a value of about 30 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 gallons.

When this sidedress research began, a tank was used but producers found compaction issues in their fields. Now they have switched to a dragline system, and there is no compaction. However, the hose does move across growing rows of corn. 

To reduce hose damage to growing corn, it’s all about injection timing. There is a short window when it can be applied. Too late and the draglines can break off the corn and it dies. After three years of application timing research by Ohio State, the researchers concluded that the hog manure has to be applied before the corn plants reach V4 or eight inches in height (see chart).

Custer says farmers interested in starting the practice must discuss critical application timing with their custom applicator. Once a farmer finds success, buying their own injector system may yield added benefits, especially timeliness.

For the Harrod operation, they normally run a hose one mile from the hog barns but can run it up to one mile and half. Some operations inject as far as two miles from the facility.

Concerns and BMPs

Custer says it is a sound practice to apply to a growing crop, but warns it is a liquid so there are precautions. One is to watch field tiles so that no damage is done to them. Another recommendation is to install tile control structures if possible. They can eliminate excess manure getting into creeks or ditches.

Another practice is to have a manure analysis completed. Know your nitrogen and phosphorus levels. Custer says most hog manure has an application rate of 13,000 gallons per acre. Farmers only need to apply 6,000 gallons per acre. He also urges producers to follow the 4R’s. Apply at the right time, the right place, the right source and at the right rate to ensure success.


          Fall-applied herbicides: Which weed species should be the target?   

Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring.  Marestail is one example of a weed species that is often better controlled with herbicides applied in the fall compared with the spring.  An increasing frequency of marestail populations in Illinois are resistant to glyphosate, and within the past year we have confirmed that resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides also is present in Illinois populations. 

Targeting emerged marestail with higher application rates of products such as 2,4-D in the fall almost always results in better control at planting compared with targeting overwintered and often larger plants with lower rates of 2,4-D in the spring.

One question typically posed is whether or not a fall application needs to include one or more herbicides that provide residual control of winter annual weed species. Typically, the earlier the fall application is made (say, early October) the more benefit a soil-residual herbicide.

However, delaying the herbicide application until later in the fall (say, mid-November) often diminishes the necessity of a soil-residual herbicide since most of the winter annual weeds have emerged and can be controlled with non-residual herbicides.  

Applying a soil-residual herbicide late in the fall in hopes of having a clean field prior to planting is akin to gambling on the weather.  Cold winter conditions (similar to last winter) can reduce herbicide degradation in the soil and increase herbicide persistence.  This might not always be favorable since, depending on the residual herbicide, increased persistence also can cause injury to the following crop.  A more moderate winter and early spring warming will increase herbicide degradation, which could result in the need for a burndown herbicide to control existing vegetation before planting.

We recommend fall-applied herbicides target fall-emerging winter annual species, biennials, and perennials.  We do not recommend fall application of residual herbicides for control of any spring-emerging annual weed species. 

We are aware that some products have 2(ee) recommendations that suggest the product will control certain summer annual weed species following application in the fall.  Particularly concerning to us is that “pigweed species” are listed on at least one product label.  The extension weed science program at the University of Illinois does not recommend fall-application of residual herbicides to control Amaranthus species the next spring for the following reasons:

1)      Inconsistent performance: as previously described, the performance consistency of soil-residual herbicides applied in the fall is greatly dependent on weather and soil conditions after application.  Our data suggest the greatest and most consistent control of Amaranthus species either at planting or several weeks after planting was achieved when residual herbicides were applied in the spring, not in the fall.

2)      Increased selection for herbicide-resistant biotypes: soil-applied herbicides are not immune from selection for herbicide-resistant biotypes (please see the April 16, 2013 article titled: “Herbicide Resistance: Are Soil-Applied Herbicides Immune?”).  Following a fall application, the concentration of herbicide remaining in the spring when Amaranthus species begin to germinate will be much lower compared with the same product rate applied closer to planting.

Populations of several of the most challenging summer annual broadleaf weed species in Illinois demonstrate resistance to herbicides from more than one site-of-action herbicide class.  Their effective management requires an integrated approach that often includes soil-residual herbicides.  Applying these herbicides when they will be most effective against these challenging summer annual species is a critical component of an integrated management program.

Originally posted by the University of Illinois Extension. 

 


          High yields, low grain prices: Manage phosphorus and potassium wisely   

Bumper grain yields are being harvested from most Iowa fields this fall. However, due to low crop prices producers are thinking of reducing phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer application rates. A few important management options should be considered when making decisions with unfavorable crop/fertilizer price ratios.


          Farmers apply science to optimize nitrogen on corn   

Think Different

The South Central Co-op at Lacona, Iowa, is promoting a more science-based approach to applying nitrogen fertilizer on corn to its member farmers. In the first year of its new Sustain platform, 28 farmers signed on to apply no fertilizer last fall, only a base amount at planting, and more N as needed in split applications during the growing season as recommended by the Adapt-N modeling tool. The goal is to apply only the amount of nitrogen the corn crop needs, when the corn plants can use it, for optimal yields and minimum nitrate loss to tile and waters downstream. 

Randy Miller was one of the first farmers to change his fertilizer habit and join the South Central Co-op’s Sustain program – applying nitrogen to corn using a more science-based approach than is customary in his area.

After applying all nitrogen in one pass, for the most part, in his 25 years of farming, Randy was one of three farmers last year that worked with the Lacona, Iowa, ag retailer to test and transition to split applications.

South-Central-Coop-nitrogen-application

Test results were good. This year, 28 farmers joined the program to make split applications on 81 fields over 4,000 acres. It was the kickoff year for the retailer’s new Sustain platform.

30 bushel yield boost

“I was probably as surprised as anyone with last year’s results,” says South Central’s agronomy manager Brent Hall. “First, I was surprised that Adapt-N and our Soil Scan 360 tests found so much of the spring-applied 150 to 160 pounds of N could be lost by summer. And then I was surprised by the 30 bushel per acre yield increase we received when we added 50 pounds of N per acre by plane in June.”

Hall says the total amount of N applied for most Sustain participants this year may have been less than in the past, but the big difference was application timing. “Most farmers here will typically apply 150 to 160 pounds of N per acre pre-plant in one shot in the spring, and that’s it,” Hall says.

“But these 28 farmers using the Sustain platform applied a reduced base rate of 50 to 80 pounds pre-plant, and we used Adapt-N as the corn grew to guide us in how much more N we would topdress dry, from mid-June to early July. It varied from field to field; in most cases Adapt-N called for another 50 to 80 pounds.

Using less N this year

That’s how it worked for Chad Altenhofen near Chariton, Iowa. “I’d normally apply about 180 pounds of anhydrous in the fall or spring with no stabilizer. But with this program last year I applied 120 pounds in the spring, and we watched Adapt N to tell us when to apply more and how much,” Altenhofen says. “It worked great—I saw a 20 to 25 bushel per acre bump in corn yields and I cut back the nitrogen amount by 20 pounds. This year we’re using even less. We’re getting as good or better yields with less N, all because with split applications guided by Adapt-N, we don’t lose as much N and we apply when the corn needs it.”

“We’re trying some foliar fertilizer as a third shot of N, but I think going forward, we’ll settle into being most comfortable with two N applications for most people,” Hall says.

Screen-shot-showing-nitrogen-application

0.75 pound N per bushel?

“We don’t know yet, but we’ll find out if we can grow corn with three quarters of a pound of nitrogen per bushel, compared to the ISU standard of 1.1 pound per bushel,” Hall says. “I think we can do that on these soils in southern Iowa.”

Hall has treated his dry urea with NutriSphere, a polymer coating, and branded it as EnergizeN.  “This dry urea gives us a longer window to apply N, and has been a game-changer for us,” Hall says. “This can lay there for three weeks without a rain and still be viable, so our window of application is a month or more. I’d guess about 60 percent of our customers apply ammonia themselves as side-dress or preplant, but most of our customers have their dry fertilizer custom-applied. We just have to be sure it’s applied by tassel time—we’ve probably got three weeks from mid-June to do that top-dressing.”

No more single N application

“Fall application or a one-time pre-plant N application was a convenience thing,” says Miller. “We didn’t really have a good way to do this split application consistently. But we just weren’t getting what we wanted from one fertilizer trip—we were just throwing nitrogen away. It’s good to have the ability now to wait on part of it. The tests on my farm reaffirmed what I thought would happen—I think split applications can have huge benefits for us.”

“We’re trying to curb costs and maximize yields for our growers,” says Hall. “We think that with the use of Adapt-N, a check on Adapt-N with our Soil Scan 360 tools, and our experience we’re doing a good job of that. A lot of farmers who haven’t signed up yet are watching to see how this works.”

Find out more about the Sustain program.


          Water temperature affects herbicide performance   

Getting the most out of your herbicide may be linked to water temperature.

A new Purdue Extension publication gives applicators of postemergence herbicides insights into the importance of mixing herbicides with water at optimum temperatures to make them most effective.

Guidance offered in "Water Temperature and Herbicide Performance" is based on research by Purdue University weed scientists who studied the effectiveness of certain herbicides on several weed species when mixed with spray water at various temperatures. The researchers concluded that moderate to warm water - but not hot - was better than cold.

"We give the guidelines of not using cold water in the early spring or late fall," said Pratap Devkota, the lead researcher and graduate research assistant to weed scientist Bill Johnson. "Make sure you use moderate to warm water. The right water temperature is one of the components of herbicide application."

Farmers generally are not aware of that, Devkota said, because there has been little research on the topic.

Hot and cold

In a greenhouse study, herbicide was applied to weed species giant ragweed, marestail (horseweed), Palmer amaranth and pitted morningglory. Herbicides used were 2,4-D choline, glufosinate, mesotrione and glyphosate plus dicamba premix. Each herbicide solution was held for 24 hours and six hours before application. It also was applied immediately after mixing.

The researchers found that performance was reduced on some weed species when the herbicides were mixed with water at 41 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest temperature tested. They also discovered that performance was reduced at 133 degrees, the highest temperature tested. Performance was not reduced at 72 and 102 degrees, the middle temperatures tested.

The study found that the herbicide mixtures held for up to 24 hours did not affect weed control in any of the tested herbicide products. The researchers cautioned, however, not to generalize the results for all herbicides. They noted previous research showing that some herbicide products from Group 2 (ALS inhibitors) can undergo hydrolysis when spray solutions remain in a tank for a certain period; likewise, herbicides in Group 1 (ACCase inhibitors) can break down when ultraviolet radiation infiltrates a tank.

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The researchers said applicators should consider that mixing certain herbicides with water warmer than 41 degrees may enhance - certainly not harm - early spring or late fall burndown applications.

They also said the temperature of water stored in tanks above ground for more than one or two days should be monitored. "It is reasonable to expect that the air temperature can give you a rough estimate of the stored water's temperature," they wrote. "You can also use a thermometer."

The researchers said further research is needed to learn the exact reasons for the lower performance of herbicides mixed with cold water. They said, for instance, it is possible that low water temperature could affect how the herbicide dissolves, the spray droplet size or herbicide penetration into the target leaf.

The publication can be downloaded free of charge through Purdue Extension's The Education Store

Originally posted by Purdue University Extension.


          How late can herbicides be applied to corn?   

The labels of most postemergence corn herbicides allow applications at various crop growth stages, but almost all product labels indicate a maximum growth stage beyond which broadcast applications should not be made, and a few even a state minimum growth stage before which applications should not be made. 

These growth stages are usually indicated as a particular plant height or leaf stage; sometimes both of these are listed.  For product labels that indicate a specific corn height and growth state, be sure to follow the more restrictive of the two. Application restrictions exist for several reasons, but of particular importance is the increased likelihood of crop injury if applications are made outside a specified growth stage or range.

Table 1.  Postemergence herbicide application timings based on corn growth stage(s).

Herbicide

Maximum corn heights and growth stagesa

2,4-D

Broadcast before corn exceeds 8” tall; use drop nozzles when corn is taller than 8”.

Accent Q

Broadcast up to 20” tall or through the V6 stage.  Apply with drop nozzles when corn is 20–36” tall or before the V10 stage.

Anthem Maxx

Apply from corn emergence through the V4 (visible fourth leaf collar) stage.

Armezon Pro

Apply from corn emergence to the 8-leaf stage or 30” tall.

Atrazine

Apply before corn exceeds 12” tall.

Basagran

No height specified on label.

Basis Blend

Apply to corn from spike through 2 collar stage. Do not apply to corn having 3 fully emerged collars or over 6” tall.

Beacon

Broadcast when corn is 4–20” tall.  After corn is 20” tall or exhibits more than 6 collars use directed applications up to tassel emergence.

Cadet

Apply until corn is 48″ tall or prior to tasseling.

Callisto/Callisto GT

May be applied to corn up to 30” tall or up to the 8-leaf stage.

Callisto Xtra

Apply before corn exceeds 12” tall

Capreno

Broadcast applications must be made to corn from the 1-leaf collar stage through the 5-leaf collar (V5) stage.

Clarity or Banvel

Apply between corn emergence and the 5-leaf stage or 8” tall; apply 0.5 pt/A rate when corn is 8 to 36” or if 6th leaf is emerging, or if 15 days prior to tassel emergence.  Do not apply when soybean are growing nearby if: 1) corn is more than 24” tall, 2) soybean are more than 10” tall, 3) soybean have begun to bloom.

DiFlexx/DiFlexx Duo

Apply broadcast when corn is at the spike through 6-leaf collar (V6) growth stage, or 36” tall, whichever occurs first.

Glyphosate (glyphosate-resistant corn)

Apply broadcast through the V8 stage or until corn reaches 30” tall.  Use drop nozzles for applications to corn 30–48” tall.

Halex GT (glyphosate-resistant corn)

Apply to corn up to 30″ tall or the 8-leaf stage.

Harmony SG

Apply to 2–6 leaf corn with 1–5 collars or up to 16” tall.

Hornet WDG

Apply broadcast until corn reaches 20” tall or V6 stage.  Apply with drop nozzles to corn up to 36” tall.

Impact/Armezon

Can be applied up to 45 days before harvest.  Do not apply Armezon past the V8 growth stage.

Laudis

Apply up to the V8 growth stage.

Liberty (glufosinate-resistant corn)

Broadcast until corn is 24” in height or in the V7 growth stage (7 developed leaf collars).  Use drop nozzles for corn 24–36” tall.

Marksman

Apply between corn emergence and the 5-leaf or 8” height stage.

Moxy

Apply prior to tassel emergence.

NorthStar

Broadcast applications are made when corn is between 4 –20” tall (V2–V6).  Use directed applications when corn is 20–36” tall.

Permit

Can be applied from spike through layby.

Realm Q

May be broadcast applied to corn up to 20” tall or exhibiting 6 leaf collars.

Require Q

Apply to corn 4–20” tall.  Do not apply to corn exhibiting 7 or more leaf collars.

Resolve Q

Do not apply to corn taller than 20” or exhibiting 7 or more leaf collars.

Resource

Apply to corn from the 2-leaf through 10-leaf stage.

Shotgun

Broadcast applications to corn up to 4 leaves or 8” tall; directed applications for 5-leaf or 8–11 ¾” tall corn.

Solstice

May be applied broadcast up to the V8 growth stage or 30” tall.

Spirit

Broadcast applications to corn 4–20” tall.  Use drop nozzles when field corn is 20–24” tall or exhibits more than 6 collars (V6).

Starane Ultra

Apply broadcast to corn with up to 5 fully exposed leaf collars (V5).

Status

Do not apply to corn taller than 36” or past the V10 stage.

Steadfast Q

Apply to corn up to 20” tall or exhibiting 6 leaf collars.

Stinger

Apply to corn from emergence through 24” tall.

Yukon

Apply broadcast or with drop nozzles to corn from spike to 36” tall.  Drop nozzles are recommended when corn exceeds 20”.

Zemax

May be applied after corn emergence until plants reach 30” tall or up to the V8 stage.

When maximum application timings are indicated by two corn growth stages, follow the most restrictive of the two.

Originally posted by University of Illinois.


          Use data to guide fertilizer application   

Feed the A zones plenty

Like most in my generation, I had 4-H and FFA projects, and from the very beginning I was blessed with a gilt that ended up being a very prolific sow. My sow produced huge litters and was the perfect mother — giving

up everything she had to her piglets until weaning (a much longer period than now).  For every litter, her body weight would plummet.

Our next evolution in raising pigs was to build our own feeding stalls. It was very preconfinement, but for me it was a huge improvement. The stalls allowed us to feed each sow uniquely. My sow with half the body weight of other less-productive sows could be given a double ration. Less-productive sows that towered over my sow received less food.

I’m sure some of you “old school” folks can connect my animal agriculture example with what’s going on in your fields. The areas in your fields that are consistently the highest yielding are just like my 4-H sow. They produce so much that they deplete their soil-supplied nutrient reserves. Your data and variable-rate technology allow you to feed those A zones a “double ration!”

Notice how this data table illustrates how the highest-yielding areas are lower in fertility. Use your yield data and fertility data to guide your applications. Don’t be afraid to feed your A zones plenty!

soil test attributes by soybean yield


          4 Considerations for fall herbicide applications   

Herbicide options and different sites of action may have some farmers forgoing fall herbicide application. However, Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension, says that fall herbicide treatments may be beneficial in cases. Here are some considerations before you wash your hands of fall application.

1. Fall herbicide treatments initially caught on to remedy the problem of having a lot of weed cover in no-till fields in spring, which caused problems with tillage and planting and harbored insects and soybean cyst nematode. Not every no-till field needs fall treatment but it’s really handy for the ones that do have a lot of winter weeds. Spring burndown treatments often don’t control and dry down weeds fast enough to solve this problem.

2. Fall is still the key time to control tough biennials and cool-season perennials – wild carrot, poison hemlock, dandelion, etc.  Spring/summer treatments of 2,4-D or dicamba won’t necessarily be as effective.

3.  A spring application of dicamba/glyphosate often adequately controls marestail, even in the absence of treatment the previous fall. However, variability of marestail control with spring-applied 2,4-D/glyphosate has been a major problem in Ohio, primarily in fields not treated the previous fall or those not treated until sometime in May.  A POST application of Enlist Duo tends to finish off the marestail that survive an application of 2,4-D/glyphosate earlier in spring.  However, the need to make two applications of Enlist Duo to control plants that were there at the time of the first application is fairly guaranteed to result in the development of 2,4-D resistance (the “resistance is us” program).  Keeping fall herbicide treatments in the program should go a long way toward avoiding this problem, although not if 2,4-D is the primary herbicide controlling marestail in fall, also.

4. We have been using a lot of 2,4-D in fall and spring burndown treatments, and now we will have the option to use even more with POST treatments to Enlist soybeans.  The same can be said for dicamba – it has been used in fall treatments (usually with 2,4-D) and now we can make multiple applications from fall through summer.  Overuse of these herbicides for control of marestail will certainly induce selection for resistance, and its also possible that there are already populations of marestail with reduced response to 2,4-D. 

Preventing this from occurring will require: 1) keeping residual herbicides in the spring applications, which can reduce the need for POST application of 2,4-D or dicamba; and 2) including some other herbicides with foliar activity on marestail to mix with or replace 2,4-D/dicamba in certain applications.  Examples: including Sharpen in the spring burndown; replacing glyphosate with glufosinate in POST applications to Enlist soybeans.  The goal here will be to mix it up where it makes sense to do so, without making programs more expensive.

Read this at the OSU C.O.R.N. site.


          Tips for applying residual herbicides to emerged corn   

The rapid progress of corn planting sometimes can outpace the application of soil-residual herbicides, says Aaron Hager, University of Illinois.  In most instances these herbicides are applied within a few days after planting, but weather-and equipment-related factors can delay applications until after corn has emerged.

Most, but not all, soil residual herbicides can be applied after corn has emerged.  Products such as Balance Pro, Radius, Fierce, Prequel, Sharpen and Verdict must be applied before corn begins to emerge; applications of these products to emerged corn can result in significant corn injury.  Be cautious about applying a soil-residual herbicide in UAN carrier if corn has emerged as this can increase the potential for corn injury.  Also, be sure to consult the respective product label for tankmix and spray additive recommendations or prohibitions.

Labels usually indicate a maximum corn growth stage beyond which applications should not occur.  These growth stages can range from as early as two leaf collars to as late as 40-inch tall corn, so be sure to consult the respective product labels.  Products containing atrazine must be applied before corn exceeds 12 inches tall, although the labels of some atrazine-containing products specify a smaller height.


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          5 tips for fall herbicide application to control marestail   

The University of Illinois Extension has received many questions about applying herbicides post-harvest to control emerged marestail plants.  Fall-applied herbicides often provide more effective and consistent control of emerged marestail as compared with spring-applied (i.e., burndown) herbicides, says Aaron Hager, weed specialist with U of IL Extension. Here are tips from the Extension service for fall-applying herbicide to control emerged marestail.

 

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1.     We suggest applying 2,4-D (1.0 lb acid equivalent per acre) anytime between mid-October and late November to control emerged marestail.  This treatment should not be expected to provide much soil-residual activity, so marestail plants that emerge after application will most likely not be controlled. 

2.     Do not rely solely on glyphosate (either in the fall or spring) to control emerged marestail. 

3.     Do not simply assume that fields treated with fall-applied herbicides will be free of marestail next spring.  Be sure to scout fall-treated fields before spring planting and take appropriate measures (i.e., supplemental herbicides, tillage, etc.) to control any existing marestail plants. 

4.     Do not plant soybean into an existing marestail population.  Residual herbicides should be applied close to soybean planting to control summer annual species, including spring-emerging marestail.

5.     If a soil-residual herbicide will be part of a fall herbicide application, we suggest selecting an application rate that will provide control of winter annuals throughout the remainder of 2013, and recommend against increasing the application rate in hopes of obtaining control of summer annual species next spring.

Read more from the Extension about controlling marestail in the fall.

 

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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    

 

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”

 

Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.

 

The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.

 

The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.

***

Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”


          Serverless Architecture based on a domain model?   

@Jimi wrote:

Hi There,

I have recently started using serverless, I completed the tutorial on serverless-stack.com and I wanted to see if there was a way could represent the domain model in an application. I've searched for some samples but I can't seem to find anything.

I have an application that I would like to model. How would I reference this in the main serverless.yml file? How would I make them part of the same API gateway?

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Nice, non-technical overview in CACM look at emerging technologies that are supporting advances in AI.  Useful with management to consider areas of interest.   Will this push us over the hype edge for real intelligent value?

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

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

Now, AI experts say, a wave of even newer technology may enable systems to understand and react to the world in ways that traditionally have been seen as the sole province of human beings. These technologies include algorithms that model human intuition and make predictions in the face of incomplete knowledge, systems that learn without being pre-trained with labeled data, systems that transfer knowledge gained in one domain to another, hybrid systems that combine two or more approaches, and more powerful and energy-efficient hardware specialized for AI. .... " 
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          Recommender Engine in Cortana   
Good instructive example for Cortana.  How easy is this for maintaining the recommendations?   I like to show these kinds of examples because they include simple business process.  Which is forgotten these days when mentioning AI.

Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog
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          Generative Neural Networks and Marketing   
A good explanation of generative neural networks,  how they work and their applications.  There has been some conversation about their implications for video use and marketing.  Any real examples out there?   Exploring.


          Sr Systems Engineer - End User Devices - Health First, Inc. - Rockledge, FL   
Antivirus (Trend Micro or McAfee/Symantec) management. Must be able to bundle packages using MSI Silent installations, or application tool sets to generate...
From Health First - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:25:42 GMT - View all Rockledge, FL jobs
          Has the Government's Welcome Home Loan scheme under-performed because of banks' relaxed credit policies?   

By Gareth Vaughan

Housing New Zealand's Welcome Home Loan scheme has not grown as the Government wanted it to.

We've had senior government ministers eagerly promote it, and a bank CEO extolling its virtues to participating lenders by pointing out; "It really carries no risk on our balance sheet because it's all government guaranteed."

The ministers were John Key and Nick Smith, and the CEO quoted above is SBS Bank's Shaun Drylie.

Housing NZ says, as of May 31 this year, it was "at risk" for 6,650 loans through Welcome Home Loan, with an original value of $1.469 billion. That's 150 less loans than the 6,800 - with an original loan value of $1.335 billion - at June 30, 2013. The drop, Housing NZ says, is because more loans have been repaid than taken on.

June 2013 is just before the Reserve Bank restrictions on banks' high loan to value ratio (LVR) residential mortgage lending were unveiled. Welcome Home Loans are excluded fom the Reserve Bank's LVR restrictions.

The Welcome Home Loan scheme launched in July 2003 as a two year pilot project with Kiwibank, known as “In Reach.” In July 2005, the scheme was opened to other lenders, and branded “Welcome Home Loan.” Eight lenders are actively using the Housing New Zealand scheme today. These are SBS, Kiwibank, Westpac, The Co-operative Bank, TSB Bank, NZCU Baywide, the Nelson Building Society, and the New Zealand Employees' Credit Union. 

As Housing NZ puts it; "Welcome Home Loan is offered by lenders, supported by Housing New Zealand, and, designed for first-home buyers who can afford to make regular repayments on a home loan, but have trouble saving for a large deposit. With Welcome Home Loan you only need a 10% deposit, not a 20% deposit as required by most lenders. Housing New Zealand does not issue the loan. This is done through normal lenders such as selected banks and credit unions. Housing New Zealand underwrites the loan for the lender [through lenders' mortgage insurance]. Individual applicants are required to meet the lender’s specific lending criteria. Income and house price caps apply."

'Trebling the number of loans'

Prior to the launch of the LVR restrictions, the Welcome Home Loan scheme had been going backwards. During the June 2013 year, Housing NZ settled 845 new loans, down from 1,358 the previous year.

The Reserve Bank announced on August 20, 2013 that high LVR restrictions would kick-in from October 1 that year, limiting lending to borrowers with deposits of less than 20%. Following that move the Welcome Home Loan scheme appeared, unsurprisingly, to gain in popularity given low equity loans made through the scheme are excluded from the Reserve Bank's restrictions.

Announcing Co-operative Bank's signing up to the scheme in April 2014, Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith said; "I am encouraging other banks to also join the scheme. I want as many New Zealanders as possible to have access to this Government assistance to buy their first home." At that stage ASB said its membership to the Welcome Home Loan Scheme was "currently under consideration." However three years on ASB hasn't joined, with a spokeswoman saying no decisions have been made to apply for entry. A Housing NZ spokesman said no applications from lenders wanting to join the scheme are currently under consideration.

Smith's comments came after Prime Minister John Key announced on August 11, 2013, a week before the Reserve Bank publicly unveiled its LVR move; “We will also expand the [Welcome Home Loan] scheme to treble the number of loans from about 850 loans a year to 2,500 a year."

Both in August 2013 and again in July last year as the Reserve Bank changed the LVR restrictions, Smith announced increases in house price caps for the scheme. In a rising property market, they have gone from $350,000 in Auckland, for example, to $600,000 for an existing house and $650,000 for a new one.

As it sought to "screw the scrum in favour of first home buyers," the Government also aligned the scheme's income caps with those of the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme at $85,000 for a single person and $130,000 for a couple.

In November 2015 Smith said; "The 287 Welcome Home Loans issued for this latest quarter is also a record and shows how this programme, combined with HomeStart, is assisting families into home ownership."

'A relaxation of lenders' credit policies'

But that hasn't continued, with the 2,500 a year target looking a pipe dream. So what's going on?

Housing NZ's latest annual report, for the year to June 2016, says; "Uptake for Welcome Home Loans was lower than expected due to a relaxation of lenders' credit policies, allowing the provision of standard bank loans, rather than a Welcome Home Loan. This meant banks in the scheme did not have to draw on this product as much as in the past. Monthly demand for the Welcome Home Loan was steady over the year, but was around 10% lower than the previous year." 

Interestingly in its Financial Stability Report last month the Reserve Bank said; "Some banks have tightened lending standards over the past six months [See chart below]. In particular, banks are being more selective about their lending for residential property developments as capacity constraints in the construction industry and rising costs have contributed to increased credit risk in the sector."

The Welcome Home Loan insurance premium is 2.2% of the loan value, of which 1% is paid by the borrower and 1.2% by the Government. The Mortgage Insurance Scheme is assessed, by an actuary, three times a year to ensure the mortgage insurance liability is sufficient to cover any future claims, Housing NZ says. As of June 30 last year the total estimated liability was $29 million. At that point 40% of the original value of settled loans was with Kiwibank.

*This article was first published in our email for paying subscribers early on Tuesday morning. See here for more details and how to subscribe.


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If you’re a high school senior planning to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in college, then this article on high school seniors taking initiative to find high valued scholarships may be of high interest to you – Application Period Begins for 2013-14 Edison Scholars Program “…scholarships valued at $40,000 each paid over […]
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          Journeyperson Electrician - Gould's Electric Ltd - Assiniboia, SK   
Gould's Electric Ltd serves Southern Saskatchewan specializing in Industrial Applications along with Commercial, Residential and Farm Services....
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          WAHESC Sustainability Conference Applications NOW OPEN   
Want to learn about sustainability and get involved?     CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION DOWNLOAD: WAHESC Application Bellevue College is taking 12 students to the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference! This is an all expenses paid opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, understand how you can make a difference, and bring your knowledge back to campus. ...more about WAHESC Sustainability Conference Applications NOW OPEN
          Applications Engineer - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation, we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Sales Engineer – Graduate Training Program - Virginia, West Virginia - Ingersoll Rand - United, WV   
As Technical Sales Engineer, you work with engineers, architects, contractors and owners/developers in the design, application and sale of systems, controls,...
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          2VP Enterprise Application Architect - Protective Life Corporation - Birmingham, AL   
2-5+ years of experience working in an architect capacity, most recent role included. Orchestrate, design, and architect solutions that leverage the investment...
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          JB-Template for PHP7 - created out of frustration!   

Very neat. So is this kind of like a debugger? Would be pretty nice to try it on my applications. I have such a large file base and the only thing I can do is turn on errors within the starting controller which dictate most of the processes.

I'll have to steal this piece from you one day. Though, I'll give you credit if I ever use it. Maybe create a copyright section in the footer or something like I normally do.


          Waiter/waitress - Cheddar's Casual Cafe - Wellington, FL   
Now accepting applications for experienced wait staff. Full service experience with liquor knowledge is needed. We are a fast paced restaurant looking for
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          Firmware Engineer - Molex - Buffalo, NY   
Sensorcon (a division of Molex) researches, develops, and manufactures sensor and wireless devices for industrial and commercial applications. Our division is
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          APAC Application Enablement Supervisor - Cargill - Singapore   
APAC Application Enablement Supervisor - REG01273 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while
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          1 Day Only! Rode Nt-Usb Podcast Microphone with Pop Filter &   
performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. When RØDE announced its
          Rode Nt- Usb Podcast Microphone with Pop Filter & Stand Usb   
performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. When RØDE announced its
          Rejoice oh ye Uber drivers: Passengers can now tip you in-app   
A day after Lyft announced that its drivers had managed to generate almost $250 million through its in-app tipping service, Uber has decided to roll out its cannons too. The company, which has always avoided in-app tipping like the plague is now adding an option for the same within its main application. Announcing the news, […]
          SALES ASSOCIATE - Tbooth Wireless - St. Catharines, ON   
GLENTEL encourages applications from all qualified. Join the Tbooth wireless team!...
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          SALES ASSOCIATE - Tbooth Wireless - Hamilton, ON   
GLENTEL encourages applications from all qualified. Join the Tbooth wireless team!...
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          ASSISTANT MANAGER - WAVE SANS FIL - Canada   
GLENTEL encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Join the WIRELESSWAVE team!...
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          SALES ASSOCIATE - Tbooth Wireless - Stoney Creek, ON   
GLENTEL encourages applications from all qualified. Join the Tbooth wireless team!...
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          Assistant Sales Manager - La cabine T Sans Fil - Quebec City, QC   
GLENTEL encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Join the Tbooth wireless team!...
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          Assistant Sales Manager - Tbooth Wireless - Quebec City, QC   
GLENTEL encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Join the Tbooth wireless team!...
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          ASSISTANT MANAGER - WIRELESSWAVE - Canada   
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          Adopt Eli a Siamese / Mixed (short coat) cat in Newberg, OR (18379533) (Adopt-a-Pet.com)   
Eli is slightly timid, but affectionate once he warms up. He is looking for a quiet home with someone who has the patience to let him come out of his shell.We focus on finding the best match for adoptable animals and are not 1st-come 1st-served. Fill out an application from our website: newberganimals.com/adopt/ and drop it off at the shelter: 1591 S Sandoz Rd Newberg, OR 97132 fax it to: (503) 554.XXXX or scan and email it to: XXXX@gmail.com We will contact you after your application is received and reviewed. If you have another dog in the home, we require you, your family members, and your existing dog(s) to come and meet the dog at the shelter. If the meeting goes well, we will schedule a home visit to assure the dog is going into the right home. The adoption payment includes spay/neuter, ID micro chip (DOGS ONLY), and current vaccinations. They have been wormed, de-flead, bathed, socialized and given lots of love. Our contact information: (503) 554-XXXX or email: XXXX@gmail.com

          Adopt Max a Siamese / Mixed (short coat) cat in Newberg, OR (18379532) (Adopt-a-Pet.com)   
Max is friendly, silly, and curious. He likes affection, but he will let you know when he is ready to receive it.We focus on finding the best match for adoptable animals and are not 1st-come 1st-served. Fill out an application from our website: newberganimals.com/adopt/ and drop it off at the shelter: 1591 S Sandoz Rd Newberg, OR 97132 fax it to: (503) 554.XXXX or scan and email it to: XXXX@gmail.com We will contact you after your application is received and reviewed. If you have another dog in the home, we require you, your family members, and your existing dog(s) to come and meet the dog at the shelter. If the meeting goes well, we will schedule a home visit to assure the dog is going into the right home. The adoption charge includes spay/neuter, ID micro chip (DOGS ONLY), and current vaccinations. They have been wormed, de-flead, bathed, socialized and given lots of love. Our contact details: (503) 554-XXXX or email: XXXX@gmail.com

          Manager, Labour Relations and Compensation - NorthwesTel - Whitehorse, YT   
Applications are now being accepted for a full-time position of Manager, Labour Relations and Compensation located in Whitehorse, YT. Reporting to the
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          Product Manager, Video - NorthwesTel - Whitehorse, YT   
Northwestel values diversity in the workplace and is committed to the goals of Employment Equity. Applications are now being accepted for a temporary, 12 month,...
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          Office Clerk - Community Metal & Quality Built Mini Barns - Woodstock, NB   
Community Metal & Quality Built Mini Barns in Woodstock, New Brunswick is accepting applications for an Office Support Clerk to provide a wide range of...
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          Parallels Toolbox For Windows Launches, Replacing Multiple Complex Utilities With More Than 20 Simple Single-Purpose Tools   
Parallelsamp;reg; (parallels.com/about), a global leader in cross-platform solutions and creator of industry-leading software for running Windowsamp;reg; applications on a Macamp;reg;, today launched Parallels Toolbox for Windows (parallels.com/toolbox) to streamline common computing tasks.
          DataStax Opens New Office In Tokyo To Meet Demand For Data Management For Cloud Applications   
DataStax, the leading provider of data management for cloud applications, today announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. Companies throughout Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) are undergoing rapid change in response to digital transformation, rising customer expectations, and the lightning fast pace of business that define the right-now economy.
          Red Hat Pairs Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes With Massively-Scalable Cloud Infrastructure In Latest Version Of Red Hat Cloud Suite   
Red Hat, Inc., the world\'s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the latest version of Red Hat Cloud Suite. As cloud-native, containerized applications grow in importance to CIOs focused on enterprise digital transformation, IT infrastructure and management technologies need to adapt to the unique needs posed by modern applications, while still maintaining existing systems.
          451 Research: Cloud Price Index Finds Serverless Usually Cheaper Than Virtual Machines And Containers   
In the industryamp;rsquo;s first analysis of serverless cloud pricing, 451 Research has found that, for the majority of new applications, serverless offers a lower cost of ownership (TCO) than virtual machines (VMs) and containers.
          PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST-ED - Access/ED - Casual - Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

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

 

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

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


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

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

Job: Access / Business Services

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

Organization : 435 H STREET

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          PATIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST - Patient Financials - Full-Time Varied   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

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

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

 

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

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

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

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



Job: Access / Business Services

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

Organization : 435 H STREET

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          Software Developer   
CT-Stratford, POSITION:- Software Developer LOCATION:- Stratford, CT Duration: - Contract Long Term Only US Citizens (W2 only) Job Description: · 5 + Years of programming experience with Java, C#, .NET, Scripting. · DNC programming experience is a plus · 5 + years Application Support - Will support Hardware, Software and Networking aspects of the application · Experience with UNIX & Windows Platforms · Experien
          CAD Drafter AutoCAD Mechanical   
CT-Stratford, About the Company J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc. provides innovative custom human interface solutions, including precision engineered joystick controllers and operator armchair systems, for a wide variety of applications. Position The CAD Drafter will be able to independently interpret customer drawings and specifications and successfully apply those to J.R. Merritt’s line of industrial operator cont
          STAFF PHYSICIAN - Internal Medicine (Carlsbad)   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS POSITION. FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE FORWARD YOUR RESUME TO: allred.cynthia@scrippshealth.org
 
 
STAFF PHYSICIAN - Internal Medicine Fulltime - SCMC Encinitas
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
General Description
A board certified or board eligible Internal Medicine physician providing outpatient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to Scripps Coastal Medical Center patients, representing the highest standards for clinical capability, professional education, quality improvement and overall patient care.
 
Key Responsibilities
Provides clinical care with emphasis on the whole patient including not only the medical needs, but the cognitive, psychological, functional and social needs
Coordinates care management proactively working with the healthcare team to produce good outcomes
Participates in quality assurance activities
Takes call and shares other duties as determined by the Site Physician Lead, CMO and/or President of the Group
Participates in clinical program development
 
Attributes
Ability to function effectively within the medical group
Ability to work as schedule determined
Objective judgment
Committed to highest clinical standards
Respected by colleagues and ancillary staff
Supportive of the mission and goals of the organization
Job Location
Encinitas, California, United States
 
Position Type
Fulltime
 
Department
Internal Medicine
Days Worked
4.5 to 5 days per week
 
Division
Scripps Coastal Medical Center - Carlsbad
PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS POSITION. FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE FORWARD YOUR RESUME TO: allred.cynthia@scrippshealth.org


Job: Medical group Staff Physician and Advanced Practice Clinician (NP/PA)

Primary Location : Central San Diego County-SAN DIEGO-SCRIPPS CORPORATE OFFICES

Organization : 4275 CAMPUS POINT COURT

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Benefit status :


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

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

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

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

 

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



Job: Access / Business Services

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

Organization : 10010 CAMPUS POINT DRIVE

Job Posting :

Benefit status :


          Part Time Customer Service Representative - LCBO - Ear Falls, ON   
The LCBO is currently accepting applications for Part-time Customer Service Representatives to work in LCBO’s retail store in Ear Falls. Part-time Customer
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          Multiphase equilibrium in mixtures of [C(4)mim][PF6] with supercritical carbon dioxide, water, and ethanol: Applications in catalysis   
Najdanovic-Visak, Vesna and Serbanovic, A and Esperanca, JMSS and Guedes, HJR and Rebelo, LPN and da Ponte, MN (2005) Multiphase equilibrium in mixtures of [C(4)mim][PF6] with supercritical carbon dioxide, water, and ethanol: Applications in catalysis. In: Ionic liquids III. ACS Symposium Series . American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., pp. 301-310. ISBN 0-8412-3893-6
          Student Arrested at University of Florida   
A University of Florida student (Andrew Myers) stepped up to the mic and began asking John Kerry a bunch of interesting questions during his visit to the campus. I believe asking him if he was a member of the secret society Skull & Bones finally caused the police to arrest him and eventually get tasered.

I actually disagree with the way things were handled. The guy was only asking questions. Questions that it seemed Senator Kerry were about to answer before Myers was detained.

A University of Florida student (Andrew Myers) stepped up to the mic and began asking John Kerry a bunch of interesting questions during his visit to the campus. I believe asking him if he was a member of the secret society Skull & Bones finally caused the police to arrest him and eventually get tasered.



I actually disagree with the way things were handled. The guy was only asking questions. Questions that it seemed Senator Kerry were about to answer before Myers was detained.
          Refrigeration Systems and Applications   
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          STAC - CONSULTANT - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
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          MBTL: Final Stretch of Permitting for Columbia River Terminal   
After 10 public meetings across the state, Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview (MBTL) is moving into the final stretch of the permitting for their coal export terminal in Cowlitz County along the Columbia River.     MBTL submitted its Shorelines permit application for the coal export terminal on February 22, 2012. These permits are needed for the building […]
          Frankentechtures   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2015/04/22/frankentechtures.aspx

Nothing but bones

Monsters are an exciting thing to see in a movie.  They are not so thrilling in your application architecture.  I recently came up with (or at least I think I came up with) a term for architectures that are put together with mismatching parts and in ways the software gods never intended: Frankenstein Architectures.  A co-worker then evolved that to Frankentechture.

Of course the designer of a framework or an application platform can’t envision every possible use of their creation.  How do you know then when you are just using it in a new and inventive way and when you are creating a Frankenstein monster?  Read the documentation of the author’s intent, see where it performs best and where the maintenance story is the best and then don’t stray far from those boundaries.

Another thing to think about is if you are using patterns just because you read them in a book and it sounded good?  Are you adding them to the application just because you saw them at the latest conference?  Are you spending days and weeks finding ways to get around the limitations of pattern? Do your developers require a 500 level course to make a simple change to your code base?  If you answered yes to any of these then you might have brought a Frankentechture to life.

There is a time and place for adding complex patterns or work around for a limitation in a framework to your solution.  Before you do that though, ask yourself if the problem might be that you are using the wrong toolset or have wrong design pattern for your situation.  If you can identify this as a possible problem early in the development process your can save yourself a lot of grey hair and your company a lot in maintenance costs.

So my call to action is to question every design decision.  Apply the YAGNI principle where ever possible and don’t add complexity before you have a compelling reason to do so.  Choose the architectural components that work well together and best suit your requirements.  If you do this you can assemble a hero instead of a monster.


          Everything Isn’t Fixed With Another Layer Of Abstraction   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2015/02/18/everything-isnrsquot-fixed-with-another-layer-of-abstraction.aspx

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Many developers say with a sarcastic tone “You can fix any problem with another layer of abstraction”.  The question is if there is any truth to this.  While abstraction can increase reuse, flexibility and testability it comes with a cost of complexity in readability and maintainability.  If a developer has to spend a week learning how all the pieces of an application are put together there better be a payoff.  Always ask yourself “what do we gain” when adding a new factory or dependency injection?  Is there a proper return on investment?  I’m not saying don’t add abstraction layers.  Be pragmatic about it.

Every pattern has its place, but don’t overuse them.  If the requirement of your application is to be able to dynamically plug in a nearly infinite number of modules then a set of interfaces and a generic dependency injection approach might be the way to go, but don’t start there.  If that requirement isn’t there don’t use patterns and abstraction layers because you “could, possibly, maybe” need it at some point in the future.  Live by the rule “You’re not going to need it”.

I don’t know how many times I have seen code where there is a layer in between your business and data layer that does nothing but call the data layer and pass it back to the business layer without adding any value.  Each piece of code needs to have a purpose.  If you can’t explain what that purpose is then you need to refactor it out.

Walk through your code and see how many times you need a cheat sheet to know what object you are referencing or what the business purpose of a piece of code is.  If you are confused by your own code you may have gone too far.  Have someone else walk through your code and see what questions they have and how long it takes them to understand what you have built.

At some point in the future your code will have to be maintained either for enhancements or bug fixes.  Consider how much effort those changes will cost in time and effort.  Do those costs fit with the requirements of your business?  The lesson I would hope to impart is that abstractions should be used and not abused.  Keep this in mind as you design and it may just save your sanity.


          Register For The Sept 2012 Chicago IT Architects Group   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2012/09/06/register-for-the-sept-2012-chicago-it-architects-group.aspx

We are getting rolling again.  This month I will be discussing Building Smart Phone Applications For The Enterprise.  This is an area that I have been working with in my normal day-to-day work and think that more of us will be running across in the near future.  Be sure to register and join us.

Register here


          What Is A Software Architect’s Job Today?   

Originally posted on: http://brustblog.net/archive/2013/10/25/what-is-a-software-architectrsquos-job-today.aspx

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It was 2001 when a project manager first put my job title as architect on a statement of work.  A lot has changed over the last twelve years.  The concepts around what an architect is has evolved.  In the early days I would have said that they just rebranded the role of the system analyst.  Now we have a multitude of architect titles: application, solution, IT, data, enterprise.  Whatever the title the goals are the same.  An architect takes the business needs and maps them to the solutions that are needed and at the same time works to ensure the quality of the solution and its maintainability.

One of the problems I see these days is that we are expecting every developer to have architect skills.  That in itself is not a problem.  This reduces the need for dedicated architects.  Not every developer though is going to be able to step up to this level.  Some are just good at solving small problems instead of thinking in the larger abstract.

Another problem is the accelerating speed and breadth of new technologies and products.  For an architect to be good at his job he needs to spend large amounts of personal time studying just to stay relevant.

In the end I don’t think the main objectives of an architect has changed, just the level of commitment needed to stay of value to your company.  Renew your commitment to your profession and keep delivering great solutions.


          Kevin Greening - Radio Rewind   
The Radio Rewind site is a splendid guide to Radios 1 and 2, and has a feature on Kev. An email to the site reminded me of its existence, and it's worth nipping across if you've not been there before. In addition to some info on Kev's time at Radio 1, there are also some sound clips from 1995 that will keep you entertained.

Radio Rewind page on Kevin Greening

Events in the news continue rumbling along, with some publications choosing to run with rumours and speculation. The Daily Mail did what only the Mail could do, and took a merry gig all over Kevin's still-warm corpse in a piece published tomorrow (5th Jan.) The BBC News site is taking a far more calm approach and sticking with the facts as they emerge. This is a link to the most recent update, as of Friday 4th January.

BBC News - RE: Police Appeal


I'll be trawling through some more audio in the next couple of days and should have some more of the surreal adverts pretty soon. Have uncovered a selection of Xfm stuff, including more of the breakfast cover, one show from his first week at Xfm, covering for Jon Kennedy and even some of his brief stint at Heart 106.2. Sadly, nothing from the vintage years as yet, and so I put the development of this site in the hands of its readers. If you've anything to offer, please get in touch via supply.dj@hotmail.co.uk

One of Kev's programmes for the Travel Channel is available as part of their 'Video on Demand' service, although it would seem they expect people to pay for this. Which, naturally, seems a little unrealistic. Should you be interested, this is here.

Oh, and not quite deserving of its own post is this clip which can be found on YouTube, of American band Hanson visiting the Kevin and Zoe Breakfast Show in the winter of 1997. 'Mmmbop' was one of Kev's 'Prove Me Wrong' songs, whereby he'd say a record would sink without trace, only with more words and sounding considerably more articulate than I can manage, only to finish the link with the phrase, 'Prove Me Wrong'. Think of it as a 'record of the week' with a bit of wit attached.

I'll always remember reading an interview with Hanson about whether or not they liked the UK. One of them replied with something along the lines of, "yeah, it's cool. They actually speak English there too. It's always nice to be able to communicate."

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          Guest Service Agent - Hampton Inn Austin South - Austin, TX   
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          KNRUHS MPH Entrance Test Notification 2017   

KNRUHS MPH Entrance Test Notification 2017 : Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences,Warangal TS invited online applications from the eligible candidates for the admission in to the Master of Public Health (MPH) Course for the Academic Year 2017-18.Candidates who are interested to join this course are here by informed to check the eligibiltiy criteria,online […]

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          Navodaya 6th Class Admission Form 2017 Download   

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          JBidwatcher 2.1.5   
JBidwathcer is a Java-based application allowing you to monitor auctions you're not part of, submit bids, snipe (bid at the last moment), and otherwise track your auction-site experience.
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          Delivery Driver / $17.35 / M-F/ FT / 7am-3:30pm / Aurora, CO - Staples - Aurora, CO   
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          Education Rights Service Volunteer - England - National Autistic Society - Home Based   
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          Create a Poll with PHPixie   

If you are looking for a fast, simple, and easy to learn PHP framework, then PHPixie may be a perfect choice for your next project. This article shows you how easy it is to code applications using PHPixie by writing a small polling application.

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          CYM360 Children's Service Manager (37hpw), Western Bay Locality - Barnardo's - Wales   
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          CYM259b Sessional Worker (hours as and when) Blaenau Gwent - Barnardo's - Wales   
If you wish to download your application form and send it via the Royal Mail or deliver by hand please send to Cymru People Team, Barnardo's Cymru, Trident... £8.45 an hour
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          Wootouch   
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          Sale Representative - goeasy - Winnipeg, MB   
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          Front-End Performance Checklist 2017 (PDF, Apple Pages)   

   

Are you using progressive booting already? What about tree-shaking and code-splitting in React and Angular? Have you set up Brotli or Zopfli compression, OCSP stapling and HPACK compression? Also, how about resource hints, client hints and CSS containment — not to mention IPv6, HTTP/2 and service workers?

PRPL Pattern in the application shell architecture

Performance isn’t just a technical concern: It matters, and when baking it into the workflow, design decisions have to be informed by their performance implications. Performance has to be measured, monitored and refined continually, and the growing complexity of the web poses new challenges that make it hard to keep track of metrics, because metrics will vary significantly depending on the device, browser, protocol, network type and latency (CDNs, ISPs, caches, proxies, firewalls, load balancers and servers all play a role in performance).

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          Concerto X per 4 Violini, 2 Viole, Violoncello e Basso, "Introduttioni teatrali", Opera Quarta   
Source: 
Source of Concerto X is a printed edition of eight separate parts by M. C. Le Cène (Amsterdam), 1735, VM7-1685. Caption title: „Opera quarta / Parte Prima / VI. Introduttioni teatrali / Parte Seconda / VI Concerti...“, online available at the digital library Gallica, BNF, Paris.
Sample: 
Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Release notes: 
Publication of version 1.0.

          Lamento funebre in Fa minore per orchestra [DunL 2.2]   
Source: 
Source is a ms. of separate parts Mus. 2458-N-2a, SLUB Dresden: Digitale Bibliothek. The original label has a reference to „Sig. Hoffman“, but SLUB correctly attributes  Lamento to P. A. Locatelli [DunL 2.2].
Sample: 
Date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Release notes: 
Version 1.0 with a revised editorial format.

          Free Software as Gaeilge   

 If anyone would be interested I have found several software applications available as Gaeilge
They include:
1.    A browser (
FireFox) Scroll down to Irish choose from (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)
2.    An Email program (
Thunderbird) scroll down to Irish (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)
3.    A complete office suite (
Open Office) choose your operating system (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

And a couple of study aids for learning.
4.   
Seans Eile is a free computer program to help you practice your Irish. Whether you're a beginner learning the names of colours, or an advanced student revising "An Modh Coinníollach" for the Leaving Cert, why not try it now?
5.   
Before you know it  for windows and Mac

 

 


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          LBJ - Reboiro 1968   
LBJ is a surreal documentary by Santiago Alvarez which mixes photo montage with footage of Lyndon B Johnson's background and political life. With moments of Monty Python style animation and crude juxtaposition the film attempts satire and humor while portraying LBJ as a merchant of death. The poster is a classic using the same style of photomontage, objectifying and ridiculing. Reboiro also worked on the film's imagery and is credited in the titles.
hasta la victoria siempre


Here's the film:

Alvarez - LBJ (1968) by simpleappareil
          Manager, Labour Relations and Compensation - NorthwesTel - Whitehorse, YT   
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          Product Manager, Video - NorthwesTel - Whitehorse, YT   
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          Clinical Information Librarian (UL374) - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   
The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Clinical Information librarian. The successful candidate will be one of two clinical...
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          Research and Instruction Librarian - St. Catherine University - Saint Paul, MN   
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          Database Administrator - Level 3 - SPLICE - Calgary, AB   
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          Information Technology Manager for Storage/Data-SAN/NAS - SecureStrux LLC - Fort Shafter, HI   
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          Art Teacher - KidzArt - Albany, NY   
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          WWD Law Review: O’Neil v. O’Neill and Trump v. Aquazurra   
New York-based men’s wear brand Thaddeus O’Neil is the latest brand to face off against a larger, older one with a similar name, highlighting a consistent concern in the fashion industry. In political fashion, a New York federal court judge has ordered Ivanka Trump to testify under oath in the latest development in the closely watched copying lawsuit filed against her by Aquazzura. And in China, authorities have taken to lashing out against reports that it is the source of the majority of fake goods in the European Union and a threat to U.S. intellectual property. The Name Game A battle between New York-based men’s wear brand Thaddeus O’Neil and Southern California-based surfwear company O’Neill is shedding light on the ever-present legal issues surrounding brand names. According to O’Neill’s opposition to Thaddeus O’Neil’s pending trademark application for the Thaddeus O’Neil name, the men’s wear designer’s mark “is likely to cause confusion with [O’Neill’s own] registered marks.” The surf brand has also alleged that it “believes it will be damaged by registration of the [Thaddeus O’Neil] mark,” especially given the surf-inspired nature of his brand. The matter is an apt reminder that designers are not legally entitled to use their own names in a commercial […]
          Postdoctoral Fellowship - Mount Allison University - Sackville, NB   
The Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University invites applications for a non-. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of Mount Allison...
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          Les décorations en bois sont de plus en plus populaires   
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          Application Developer - IBM - Boston, MA   
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          Director, Application Portfolio, Information Management & Actuarial - Liberty Mutual - Boston, MA   
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          SIS Systems Administrator (Anticipated Vacancy) - Boston Public Schools - Boston, MA   
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          Planner 5D iOS   
Une application iOS facile à prendre en main pour dessiner des plans (2D) de maison ou d'appartement depuis son iPad ou son iPhone
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La version mobile de l'application d'architecture gratuite permettant de créer des plans de maison ou d'appartement
          Homestyler    
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          How To Be a Non-Antisemitic Anti-Zionist   
I've long maintained that is perfectly possible, in concept, to be anti-Zionist without being antisemitic (under reasonable definitions of both "Zionism" and "antisemitic"). The simplest way of doing this is through a sort of principled anarchism which objects to anybody having a state. In that case, "anti-Zionism" is not really a specific identity so much as it is the application of a general principle objecting to the existence of states to a particular state that happens to be Jewish -- and the principle doesn't operate materially differently with respect to Arab, or Japanese, or Mexican states.

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

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

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

But what I can say is that theirs is a principled position that can be argued against on the basis of principled reasons. It is not a ticket good for the Jewish ride only (that brand of anti-Zionism can jump in a lake). It takes Jewish experience and Jewish communal life seriously, and offers a serious accounting of alternatives to collective living through a state. I might not find their alternative compelling or persuasive, but that's a far tamer and more prosaic objection than I'd level at the standard-issue forms of anti-Zionism that, say, justify expelling Jewish marchers because they have a Star of David on their rainbow flag.
          Comment on SABC Internships 2017: Application Forms by Hanan Yusuf   
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          Comment on Nurse Training Programme 2018 at Lilitha College Of Nursing by Anathi   
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          Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light   
The propagation of light in a transparent medium is associated with the transfer of atomic mass density.

In a recent publication, Aalto University researchers show that in a transparent medium each photon is accompanied by an atomic mass density wave. The optical force of the photon sets the medium atoms in motion and makes them carry 92% of the total momentum of light, in the case of silicon.

The novel discovery solves the centennial momentum paradox of light. In the literature, there has existed two different values for the momentum of light in the transparent medium. Typically, these values differ by a factor of ten and this discrepancy is known as the momentum paradox of light. The difference between the momentum values is caused by neglecting the momentum of atoms moving with the light pulse.

To solve the momentum paradox the authors prove that the special theory of relativity requires an extra atomic density to travel with the photon. In related classical computer simulations, they use optical force field and Newton´s second law to show that a wave of increased atomic mass density is propagating through the medium with the light pulse.

The mass transfer leads to splitting of the total momentum of light into two components. The fields’ share of momentum is equal to the Abraham momentum while the total momentum, which includes also the momentum of atoms driven forward by the optical force, is equal to the Minkowski momentum.

”Since our work is theoretical and computational it must be still verified experimentally, before it can become a standard model of light in a transparent medium. Measuring the total momentum of a light pulse is not enough but one also has to measure the transferred atomic mass. This should be feasible using present interferometric and microscopic techniques and common photonic materials”, researcher Mikko Partanen says.

See the video: Photon mass drag and the momentum of light in a medium

Potential interstellar applications of the discovery

The researchers are working on potential optomechanical applications enabled by the optical shock wave of atoms predicted by the new theory. However, the theory applies not only to transparent liquids and solids but also to dilute interstellar gas. Using a simple kinematic consideration it can be shown that the energy loss caused by the mass transfer effect becomes for dilute interstellar gas proportional to the photon energy and distance travelled by light.

“This prompts for further simulations with realistic parameters for interstellar gas density, plasma properties and temperature. Presently the Hubble’s law is explained by Doppler shift being larger from distant stars. This effectively supports the hypothesis of expanding universe. In the mass polariton theory of light this hypothesis is not needed since redshift becomes automatically proportional to the distance from the star to the observer”, explains Professor Jukka Tulkki.

Research article: Mikko Partanen, Teppo Häyrynen, Jani Oksanen, and Jukka Tulkki. Photon mass drag and the momentum of light in a medium. Physical Review A 95. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.95.063850

More information:

Mikko Partanen
Doctoral Candidate
Aalto University
mikko.p.partanen@aalto.fi

Jukka Tulkki
Professor
Aalto University
jukka.tulkki@aalto.fi
tel. +358 50 520 4360


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          Timothy Drake & Deepdicc   
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          Tintagel Castle Footbridge submitted for Planning Consent   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 I think the designers involved have done an excellent job in addressing the site constraints, within the limits of their brief, and this will be a very interesting project to follow, especially if it proceeds all the way to be built.
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          Plant growth regulator compositions, methods of preparation and use thereof   
Suspension concentrate compositions are disclosed for delivering S-(+)-Abscisic acid either alone or in combination with a second plant growth regulator to crop seed prior to planting as well as for foliar, soil drench, in-furrow and sprench (foliar spray and soil drench) applications are disclosed. The compositions, when properly combined in an aqueous carrier and processed through wet milling to achieve the desired particle size, will result in stable compositions that are desirable for treating crop seeds.
          Compatibility agents for herbicidal formulations comprising 2,4-(Dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid salts   
The present invention generally relates to a method for minimizing the formation of insoluble salts of phenoxy herbicides. The method comprises (1) mixing a compatibility agent, amine salts of phenoxy acid herbicides, and a chemical containing non-amine cations in a aqueous system to form a stable and non-nozzle plugging solution; and (2) application of said stable and non-nozzle plugging solution onto target plants.
          Strategically Green – LEDs: Hitting the Mainstream?   
  The term LED is an abbreviation for light-emitting diode, a semiconductor that emits light. A single LED is very small — several would easily fit on your fingernail. A typical light fixture contains several rows of LEDs. Light fixtures that contain LEDs are available for most common commercial building lighting applications today, although LED […]
          Projektmanager (m/w) in der Entwicklung im Raum Lippstadt - avitea GmbH - Lippstadt   
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          Panacea Publishing International: Buying Business Travel, Online Editor   
On application: Panacea Publishing International: Panacea Publishing is looking for a new online content editor for its site Buying Business Travel, the UK's leading publication for corporate trave... Oxford Circus, Mayfair, London
          KEAM 2017 First Allotment List Released, details here   

Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) Kerala has released the first allotment list of Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical (KEAM) 2017. On the basis of the online options filed by the candidates, CEE Kerala has released the first allotment list, fee remittance for which will start today. Hopefuls can check the allotment list at the official site cee.kerala.gov.in. ‘Candidates who get allotment should need to remit the fee appeared in the allotment memo at selected branches of State Bank of India (SBI) or by way for online payment,’ says the official notice. Candidates can deposit the fees from 1 July till 5 July.

Delhi University Second Cutoff Today, Further Dip Expected

Competitors should note that in case those selected don’t remit the fee on or before the date prescribed will lose their allotment and in addition all the current options in the stream to which the allotment belongs. The options once lost won’t be available in the subsequent phases.

How to check KEAM 2017 First Allotment List?

Go to the official web-portal

Tap on KEAM 2017

Tap on ‘Visit Candidate Portal to view the Allotment Memo and to make Online Payment of the Fee’

Enter Application Number

Enter Password

Submit the details

Get the result

Exam results for Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical Courses (KEAM) entrance was declared on 18 May and the ranks were declared on 20 June.

Second allotment process will start on 6 July.

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          DAF of UPSC Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2017 out   

The Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2017 has been out by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). All those students who had passed the mains exam and qualified for the personality test/interview need to fill DAF from the official website www.upsc.gov.in

Delhi University Second Cutoff Today, Further Dip Expected

On 24th June the result of Engineering Services (Main) Examination was announced. The exam was held on May 14 at different test centers crossways the country to fill up 440 vacancies in various engineering disciplines.

How to fill the DAF

  • Visit the official website upsc.gov.in
  • Under ‘what’s new’, click on ‘DAF: Engineering Services (Main) Examination’
  • A PDF file will open, containing instructions as well as form
  • Pursue the instructions and fill in the similar

Documents needed for personality test

The students would be necessary to produce the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational qualifications, community, physical disability etc. at the time of the personality test.

Deadline

In accord with the rules of examination, all these students are needed to fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF), which will be made accessible on the commission’s website. The DAF will be obtainable from June 29 to July 12 till 11:59 pm.

Interview schedule

The interview of the students who have passed for the personality test is probable to be conducted through July-August, 2017 onwards. The correct date of interview will, though, be intimated to the students through e-summon letter.

About UPSC:

It is India’s central organization authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination and other significant administration exams.

SBI PO Mains Results 2017 likely to release next week at…

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          Человек, который слишком мало знал / The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) HDTVRip | D, P2, A   

Категория: Фильмы / AVI
Размер: 2.18 GB
Траффик: Раздают (отдают): 6,961, Скачивают (качают): 8,487
Добавлен: 2017-07-01 19:50:43
Описание:
Человек, который слишком мало знал / The Man Who Knew Too Little


«Его миссия настолько секретна, что даже он не знает о ней»




Информация о фильме
Название: Человек, который слишком мало знал
Оригинальное название: The Man Who Knew Too Little
Год выхода: 1997
Жанр: боевик, триллер, комедия
Режиссер: Джон Эмиел
В ролях: Билл Мюррей, Питер Галлахер, Джоэнн Уэлли, Альфред Молина, Ричард Уилсон, Джон Стэндинг, Саймон Чэндлер, Джеральдин Джеймс, Анна Чэнселлор, Николас Вудесон

О фильме:
Приехавшего в Лондон Уоллеса Ричи принимают не за того, кто он есть на самом деле. Случайно он получает секретные инструкции и становится крутым суперагентом, сам того не подозревая.
Ричи простой и наивный парень, он с трудом выговаривает сложные слова и вряд ли так хорош, как кажется, но… он весело решает все проблемы, особенно не задумываясь над ними. Стрельба, погони, нокауты и бомбы с часовым механизмом — это только начало. Начало жизни шпиона!


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Страна: США, Германия
Студия: Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Polar Productions
Продолжительность: 01:33:35
Перевод: 1.дублированный (Варус Видео)
2.профессиональный двухголосый НТВ+ (Наталья Казначеева, Игорь Тарадайкин)
3.авторский одноголосый (Мирослав Махрук)

Файл
Кодек: AVC
Качество: HDTVRip-AVC
Видео: 1024x576, 2560 kbps, 23,976 fps, 0,181 Bits/(Pixel*Frame)
Звук:
AC3, 48 kHz, 192 kbps, 2 ch - дублированный
AC3, 48 kHz, 192 kbps, 2 ch - профессиональный двухголосый
AC3, 48 kHz, 192 kbps, 2 ch - авторский одноголосый
AC3, 48 kHz, 192 kbps, 2 ch - оригинал (ENG)
Субтитры: русские, английские (отключаемые)


"MI"


"Скриншоты"


Автор рипа: Bathory
          И грянул гром / A Sound of Thunder (2005) BDRip | D   

Категория: Фильмы / AVI
Размер: 1.46 GB
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Добавлен: 2017-07-01 19:38:03
Описание:
И грянул гром / A Sound of Thunder




Название: И грянул гром
Оригинальное название: A Sound of Thunder
Год выхода: 2005
Жанр: фантастика, боевик, триллер
Режиссер: Питер Хайамс
В ролях: Эдвард Бёрнс, Катрин МакКормак, Бен Кингсли, Джемайма Рупер, Дэвид Ойелоуо, Армин Роде, Хайке Макач, Вильфрид Хохгольдингер, Август Цирнер, Элвин Ван Дер Куеч

О фильме:
В недалеком будущем, путешествия во времени станут удивительной, непредсказуемой реальностью. За деньги, богатые путешественники могут пробудить свои дремлющие инстинкты охотников, заказывая доисторические сафари, чтобы охотиться на настоящих живых динозавров.
Есть только три важных правила, которые нельзя нарушать: не менять ничего в прошлом; не оставлять ничего там; и самое важное — ничего не брать с собой назад. Малейшее изменение могло бы привести к глобальному изменению эволюции способами, которые даже трудно представить.

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Страна: Великобритания, США, Германия, Чехия
Студия: Franchise Pictures, Crusader Entertainment, ApolloMedia Distribution
Продолжительность: 01:41:18
Перевод: Профессиональный (дублированный)



Кодек: XviD
Качество: BDRip
Видео: 720x304, 1609 kbps, 23,976 fps, 0,307 Bits/(Pixel*Frame)
Звук: AC3, 48 kHz, 6 ch, 448 kbps - дубляж

Субтитры: Русские (отдельно)


"Скриншоты"


"MI"


Автор рипа: Bathory
          Mid Level Oracle Developer - LongView International Technology Solutions Inc. - Alexandria, VA   
Use technical knowledge of application configuration, objects and business processes to identify and solve problems....
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          Senior Oracle Developer - LongView International Technology Solutions Inc. - Alexandria, VA   
Use technical knowledge of application configuration, objects and business processes to identify and solve problems....
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          Acceptance Testing non Ruby web applications with Cucumber   
If you’re looking for the sample Standalone Cucumber Test Suite to get you started testing non Ruby based applications with Cucumber, here’s the source: http://github.com/thuss/standalone-cucumber. Sometimes you inherit a non Ruby based web app written in PHP, Perl, Java, C#, … Continue reading
          School Crossing Patrol - -   
Closing date: 30 Jul Supporting documents Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (230.5 KB) SCP-grade 1 (updated PS Dec 2014).doc (107.0 KB) Further information A vacancy exists for a School...
          Teaching Assistant 3 - -   
Closing date: 30 Jun Supporting documents Application Form - Support - updated 1.5.15.doc (420.0 KB) Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (364.5 KB) TA3 Job description .doc (253.5 KB) TA3...
          Temporary Human Resources Support Officer - -   
Closing date: 11 Jul Supporting documents Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (230.5 KB) HR Support Officer job description.docx (70.35 KB) Further information A vacancy has arisen with H...
          School Crossing Patrol - -   
Closing date: 30 Jul Supporting documents Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (230.5 KB) School Crossing Patrol - Grade 1 (updated PS Dec 2014).doc (107.5 KB) Further information A vacanc...
          School Crossing Patrol - -   
Closing date: 16 Jul Supporting documents Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (230.5 KB) School Crossing Patrol - Grade 1 (updated PS Dec 2014).doc (107.5 KB) Further information A vacanc...
          Degree Apprentice - Trainee Property Surveyor - -   
Closing date: 16 Jul Supporting documents Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (230.5 KB) Degree Apprentice JDPS.doc (139.0 KB) Trainee Property Surveyor (Degree Apprentice) Information Pa...
          School Crossing Patrol - -   
Closing date: 30 Jul Supporting documents Application Form Guidance Notes (March 2015).doc (230.5 KB) School Crossing Patrol - Grade 1 (updated PS Dec 2014).doc (107.5 KB) Further information A vacanc...
          Guest Relations Customer Service Representative - Seasonal - CALGARY ZOO - Calgary, AB   
First Aid Training and experience working with children considered an asset. Data entry to process orders, forms and applications....
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          Application Developer - Maxxam Analytics - Mississauga, ON   
Maxxam is an equal opportunity employer. Maxxam is looking for a Application Developer. If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best...
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          Minecraft 1.8 trailer.   

          Armadilha Coletora de Mobs ( Monstros ) - Simples   

          Update 1.8: Video !   

Foi divulgado um video mostrando algumas das novidades do update 1.8.



Não é um video oficial da Mojang, mas podemos ver que as novidades serão grandes.

          Mine4Dead   



          Porta com Pistões.   
Pra quem ainda não conhece, aqui vai um vídeo do AndréMK0, uma de nossas novas parcerias. Espero que gostem ;D





          Tutorial de Skins   
Estaremos regravando alguns vídeos para melhor qualidade e compreensão de nossos leitores ;D


          Tutorial de Texturas   
Estaremos regravando alguns vídeos para melhor qualidade e compreensão de nossos leitores ;D



          Banque de candidatures - Technicien(ne) en informatique - Commission scolaire Sorel-Tracy - Sorel-Tracy, QC   
Le rôle principal et habituel de la personne salariée de cette classe d’emplois consiste à programmer ou modifier des applications maison, à assumer la gestion...
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          Beyoncé and JAY-Z Reportedly Revealed the Twin’s Names and the BeyHive is Reacting   
A recent trademark application led many to believe that Beyoncé and JAY-Z have named their new daughter and son Rumi and Sir Carter.
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           Nokia To Supply Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group With Advanced Wireless Networking Technology For Smart City Services    
Friday 30 June, 2017
Nokia to deploy LTE in 700 MHz band to support smart city and public safety applications in Hongkou district of ShanghaiNokia's first commercial LTE 700 MHz contract in China intended to make city services smarter in fast-growing area of China's largest city

30 June, 2017

Shanghai - Nokia is to supply a LTE network in the 700 megahertz spectrum band to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, a diversified broadcasting, media, manufacturing and real estate company. The deployment will transform Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city services, for which Nokia will supply advanced wireless communications based on FDD-LTE technology for smart city and public safety applications. Nokia Shanghai Bell, Nokia's JV company in China will provide the deployment and services.

The LTE network is being deployed to provide broadband connectivity for city services, specifically high-speed wireless links to video from cameras used for traffic control, video monitoring and analysis, and additional services in future. The network is based on Nokia's FDD-LTE solution and offers the data capacity needed to support a variety of bandwidth-intensive video formats, including high-definition and ultra-high definition 4K, 3D and more. This deployment marks Nokia's first for LTE technology in the 700 MHz spectrum band in China.

In addition to network infrastructure, Nokia Shanghai Bell's global services team will provide services including systems integration, network planning and implementation.

The project builds on Nokia's strong track-record supporting smart city initiatives worldwide. It also highlights the progress of Nokia's strategy of expanding its customer activities outside of the traditional telecommunications sphere, a key focus of the company.

Ding Yong, General Manager of Oriental Pearl Digital TV, said: 'Nokia has been an excellent partner for these new smart city initiatives. Their LTE 700 MHz technology performed extremely well in testing and the strong local support from Nokia Shanghai Bell has been very beneficial as well. We look forward to our continued close cooperation to bring smart city services to the people of Shanghai.

Jin Jian, head of Enterprise & Public Sector at Nokia Shanghai Bell, said: 'This collaboration with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group is an important first step in efforts to bring smarter services to China's largest city and critical business and innovation hub. As a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions, Nokia is honored to play a key role in such an important project.'

Key facts:

LTE currently serves more than two billion subscribers globally today and is expected to reach 75% of the world's population by 2020.Low frequency bands, such as the 700MHz, allow for excellent coverage with a reduced number of base stations.With technology enhancements, LTE not only serves mobile broadband users but also delivers efficient and reliable connectivity for the Internet of Things and critical applications needed for public safety networks.

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About NokiaWe create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. nokia.com

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          ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 18 Medical Officer, Manager vacancy    

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ONGC invites application for Recruitment of 14 Medical Officer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.ongcindia.com . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Medical Officer opening in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited on 14 and have MBBS, MD/MS can Attend walkin Interview.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from ONGC recruitment notification summered below:-

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.ongcindia.com .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 14 posts
1. Contract Medical Officer - 14 posts

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 72,000/- (Office), Rs.75,000/-(Field) and Rs.1,00,000/- (Full time) Rs.55,000/- (Part Time). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited notification

Place of Posting - Assam

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - For Postwise Age Details Go To Detailed Advertisement 

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in ONGC recruitment process must have MBBS, MD/MS Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant must go through detailed advertisement available for Download in www.ongcindia.com . and attend walk-in interview with required document as Mentioned in detailed advertisement to the following Address before or on 09-07-2017

Address -
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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.ongcindia.com .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 04 posts
1. Manager (Security) - 04 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 36,600 – 62,000/-. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 44 Years As On 05-07-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in ONGC recruitment process must have Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


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Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.ssaassam.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 7042 posts
1. Assistant Teacher - 7042 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Assam

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 43 Years as on 01-01-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in SSA recruitment process must have with LP-TET/CTET / Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.ssaassam.gov.in . before or on 15-07-2017

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          Collector Office Surajpur Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 23 Data Entry Operator, Technical Assistant vacancy before 5th July 2017   
Collector Office Surajpur invites application for Recruitment of 23 Data Entry Operator, Technical Assistant and regarding this a job advertisement is published in surajpur.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Data Entry Operator, Technical Assistant opening in Collector Office Surajpur on 23 and have 5th, 12th, Diploma in Data Entry Operator, B.E./B.Tech., MCA/MCM/M.Sc. can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Collector Office Surajpur recruitment notification summered below:-

Collector Office Surajpur Recruitment Notification 2017 (surajpur.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 23 posts
1. Assistant Programmer - 04
2. Technical Assistant - 04
3. Data Entry Operator - 08
4. Assistant Grade-III - 04
5. Peon - 03 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 20342/- (Post 1), Rs. 18900/- (Post 2), Rs. 13776/- (Post 3), Rs. 10612/- (Post 4), Rs. 8470/- (Post 5). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Collector Office Surajpur notification

Place of Posting - Surajpur

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Merit List, Computer Practical Test.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 35 Years as on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

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Education (School) Department Recruitment Notification 2017 (schooleducation.tripura.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 12000 posts
1. Academic Counsellor - 1200
2. Student Counsellor - 3400
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Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 5700 - 24000/- With 4200/- Grade Pay (Post 1), Rs. 5700 - 24000/- With 2800/- Grade Pay (Post 2-4), Rs. 5700 - 24000/- With 2200/- Grade Pay (Post 5).as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Education (School) Department notification

Place of Posting - Tripura

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Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Education (School) Department recruitment process must have 10th, Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


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Respective District Education Offices of the District to which the candidates belong to

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Forest Department Assam Recruitment Notification 2017 (assamforest.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 90 posts
1. SRPF Constable - 90 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 14900 - 49100/- With 5600/- Grade Pay. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Forest Department Assam notification

Place of Posting - Assam

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Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 25 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Forest Department Assam recruitment process must have 12th Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


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          TCIL (Telecommunications Consultants India Limited) Recruitment 2017 Attend walkin Interview for 05 Engineers vacancy before 13th July 2017   
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Telecommunications Consultants India Limited Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.tcil-india.com .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 05 posts
1. Senior Engineer (Civil) - 01
2. Junior Engineer (Civil) - 04 posts

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 35,000/- (Post 1), Rs. 15,000/- (Post 2). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Telecommunications Consultants India Limited notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

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Ordnance Factory Medak Recruitment Notification 2017 (ofmedak.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 100 posts
1. Graduate / Technician Apprentices - 100 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Medak

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

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Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Ordnance Factory Medak recruitment process must have Diploma / Degree in Engineering Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


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          ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation ) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 05 Hindi Typist, Technician vacancy before 28th July 2017   
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Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 05 posts
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2. Technician- B - 01 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore


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          SMC (Surat Municipal Corporation) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 2167 Beldar, Sweeper, Accountant, Recovery officer, Engineer vacancy    
SMC  Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for  2144 Beldar, Sweeper vacancy before 28th July 2017

SMC invites application for Recruitment of 2144 Beldar, Sweeper and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.suratmunicipal.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Beldar, Sweeper opening in Surat Municipal Corporation on 2144 and have 4th can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from SMC recruitment notification summered below:-

Surat Municipal Corporation Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.suratmunicipal.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 2144 posts
1. Beldar - 599
2. Beldar (VBDC) - 103
3. Sweeper - 1087
4. Sweeper Drainage - 355 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 4440 - 7440/- With 1650/- Grade Pay. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Surat Municipal Corporation notification

Place of Posting - Gujarat

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Practical Test.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 33 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in SMC recruitment process must have 4th Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.suratmunicipal.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 28-07-2017

Address -
Office of the Superintendent, Surat Municipal Corporation, Mhanagar Seva Sadan, Muglisara Surat - 395003, Gujarat

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 28-07-2017


SMC Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 23 Accountant, Recovery officer, Engineer vacancy before 14th July 2017

SMC invites application for Recruitment of 23 Accountant, Recovery officer, Engineer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.suratmunicipal.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Accountant, Recovery officer, Engineer opening in Surat Municipal Corporation on 23 and have Graduation Degree can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from SMC recruitment notification summered below:-

Surat Municipal Corporation Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.suratmunicipal.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 23 posts
1. Radiologist - 01
2. Accountant - 03
3. Chief Fire Officer - 01
4. Manager Solid Waste Management - 01
5. Anesthetist - 01 Post
6. Accused and recovery officer - 01
7. Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) - 08 Posts
8. Resident Medical Officer - 07 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 15600 - 39100/- With 5400/- Grade Pay . .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Surat Municipal Corporation notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Age Criteria - Candidate  upper age limit should not exceed 25 Years (Post 2), 48 Years (Post 3), 45 Years (Post 6), 35 Years (Post 7,8). Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in SMC recruitment process must have Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.suratmunicipal.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 14-07-2017

Address -
Office Superintendent, Central Office, Room No. 75, 1st Floor, Surat Municipal Corporation, Muglisara, Surat

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 14-07-2017


          Jail Department Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 06 Guest Faculty vacancy before 10th July 2017   
Jail Department invites application for Recruitment of 06 Guest Faculty and regarding this a job advertisement is published in and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Guest Faculty opening in Jail Department on 06 and have 10th / 11th, Diploma / Degree in Engineering can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Jail Department recruitment notification summered below:-

Jail Department Recruitment Notification 2017 ()

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 06 posts
1. Supervisor - 01
2. Carpenter - 01
3. Wireman - 01
4. Tractor Mechanic - 01
5. Engineering Drawing / Maths - 01
6. Social Science - 01 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 110/- per hour or Rs. 10,000/- per month. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Jail Department notification

Place of Posting - Betul

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the .

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between minimum age limit should be 18 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Jail Department recruitment process must have 10th / 11th, Diploma / Degree in Engineering Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 10-07-2017

Address -
Superintendent District Betul

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 10-07-2017



          NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 117 Assistant Manager, Manager vacancy    

NABARD Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 09 Assistant Manager vacancy before 12th July 2017

NABARD invites application for Recruitment of 09 Assistant Manager and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.nabard.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Assistant Manager opening in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on 09 and have Post Graduation Degree can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NABARD recruitment notification summered below:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.nabard.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 09 posts
1. Assistant Manager (P&SS) - 09 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs.28,150/- .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 25 to 40 Years As on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NABARD recruitment process must have Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.nabard.org . before or on 12-07-2017

Application Fee
  1. For General/OBC Candidates Application Fee is - 750/- 
  2. For All Other Candidates (ST/SC) Application Fee is - 100/-
Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 12-07-2017


NABARD Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 91 Assistant Manager vacancy before 10th July 2017

NABARD invites application for Recruitment of 91 Assistant Manager and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.nabard.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Assistant Manager opening in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on 91 and have Bachelor’s Degree / Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary / P.G. Diploma can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NABARD recruitment notification summered below:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.nabard.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 91 posts
1. General - 46
2. Economics - 05
3. Agriculture - 06
4. Agriculture Engineering - 02
5. Plantation & Horticulture - 04
6. Animal Husbandry - 05
7. Fisheries - 03
8. Food Processing - 03
9. Forestry - 03
10. Environmental Engineering - 03
11. Water Resource Development & Management - 04
12. Social Work - 02
13. Chartered Accountant - 03
14. Company Secretary - 02 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 28150 - 55600/-.as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 30 years as on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NABARD recruitment process must have Bachelor’s Degree / Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary / P.G. Diploma Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.nabard.org . before or on 10-07-2017

Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 10-07-2017


NABARD Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for  17 Manager vacancy before 7th July 2017

NABARD invites application for Recruitment of 17 Manager and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.nabard.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Manager opening in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development on 17 and have Graduation Degree can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NABARD recruitment notification summered below:-

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.nabard.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 17 posts
1. Manager (RDBS) General - 09
2. Manager (RDBS) Agriculture - 08 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 35,150 - 62,400/-. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 35 Years As On 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NABARD recruitment process must have Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.nabard.org . before or on 07-07-2017

Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 07-07-2017


          HCL (Hindustan Copper Limited) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 05 Welder, Office Management vacancy before 5th July 2017   
HCL invites application for Recruitment of 05 Welder, Office Management and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.hindustancopper.com . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Welder, Office Management opening in Hindustan Copper Limited on 05 and have 8th / 10th / 12th / ITI can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from HCL recruitment notification summered below:-

Hindustan Copper Limited Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.hindustancopper.com .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 05 posts
1. Welder (Gas and Electric) - 01
2. Turner - 01
3. Electrician - 01
4. Accountancy & Auditing - 01
5. Office Management - 01 posts

Employment Terms -

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 25 Years As on 01-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in HCL recruitment process must have 8th / 10th / 12th / ITI Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.hindustancopper.com . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 05-07-2017

Address -
The Office of Manager (HR), Taloja Copper Project, E33-36, MIDC, Taloja – 410208

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 05-07-2017


          Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 44 District Coordinator & Consultant vacancy before 20th July 2017   
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh invites application for Recruitment of 44 District Coordinator & Consultant and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.cgstate.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for District Coordinator & Consultant opening in Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh on 44 and have Diploma (PG) / Post Graduation Degree can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh recruitment notification summered below:-

Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.cgstate.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 44 posts
1. District Coordinator 2. District Consultant posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 40,000/- (Post 1), Rs. 30,000/- (Post 2). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh notification

Place of Posting - Chhattisgarh

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 45 Years As On 01-07-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Chhattisgarh recruitment process must have Diploma (PG) / Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.cgstate.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 20-07-2017

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 20-07-2017


          NHM Tripura (National Health Mission Tripura) Recruitment 2017 Attend walkin Interview for 30 Specialists Doctors, Psychiatrist, Medical Officer vacancy before 17th July 2017   
NHM Tripura invites application for Recruitment of 30 Specialists Doctors, Psychiatrist, Medical Officer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in tripuranrhm.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Specialists Doctors, Psychiatrist, Medical Officer opening in National Health Mission Tripura on 30 and have Post Graduation Degree can Attend walkin Interview.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from NHM Tripura recruitment notification summered below:-

National Health Mission Tripura Recruitment Notification 2017 (tripuranrhm.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 30 posts
1. Specialists Doctors (Obs & Gynae) for FRU - 03
2. Specialists Doctors (Anesthetists) for FRU - 03
3. Specialists Doctors (Paediatricians) for FRU - 02
4. Specialists Doctors (Surgeon) for FRU - 01
5. Psychiatrist - 04
6. Opthalmologist - 01
7. Consultant Medicine - 01
8. Paediatricians for DEIC - 03
9. Medical Officer (MBBS) for DEIC - 03
10. Medical Officer (MBBS) Blood Cell - 02
11. Medical Officer (MBBS) for NUHM - 07 posts

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 90,000 - 1,00,000/- (Post 1-6,8), Rs. 70,000/- (Post 7), Rs. 31,500/- (Post 9,10), Rs. 55,000/- (Post 11) . .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in National Health Mission Tripura notification

Place of Posting - Tripura

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 65 Years As On 30-06-2017 Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in NHM Tripura recruitment process must have Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant must go through detailed advertisement available for Download in tripuranrhm.gov.in . and attend walk-in interview with required document as Mentioned in detailed advertisement to the following Address before or on 17-07-2017

Address -
National Health Mission, State Health & Family Welfare Society, Tripura

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 17-07-2017


          VMC (Vadodara Municipal Corporation) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 04 Executive Engineer, Public Relation Officer vacancy before 12th July 2017   
VMC invites application for Recruitment of 04 Executive Engineer, Public Relation Officer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in vmc.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Executive Engineer, Public Relation Officer opening in Vadodara Municipal Corporation on 04 and have Graduation Degree / Engineering Degree can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from VMC recruitment notification summered below:-

Vadodara Municipal Corporation Recruitment Notification 2017 (vmc.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 04 posts
1. Executive Engineer (Civil)- 01
2. Executive Engineer (Mechanical) - 01
3. Public Relation Officer - 01
4. Assistant Public Relation Officer - 01 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 15,600 - 39,100/- (Post 1,2), Rs. 9300 - 34,800/- (Post 3), Rs. 53,562/- (Post 4) .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Vadodara Municipal Corporation notification

Place of Posting - Gujarat

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 35 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in VMC recruitment process must have Graduation Degree / Engineering Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form vmc.gov.in . before or on 12-07-2017

Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 12-07-2017


          Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 03 Data Entry Operator, Data Analyst, Accountant vacancy before 5th July 2017   
Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur invites application for Recruitment of 03 Data Entry Operator, Data Analyst, Accountant and regarding this a job advertisement is published in jagatsinghpur.nic.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Data Entry Operator, Data Analyst, Accountant opening in Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur on 03 and have Graduation Degree / Post Graduation Degree can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur recruitment notification summered below:-

Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur Recruitment Notification 2017 (jagatsinghpur.nic.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 03 posts
1. Assistant cum Data Entry Operator - 01
2. Data Analyst - 01
3. Accountant - 01 posts

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 10,000/- (Post 1), Rs. 14,000/- (Post 2-3). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur notification

Place of Posting - Jagatsinghpur

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 35 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Collector & District Magistrate Jagatsinghpur recruitment process must have Graduation Degree / Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from jagatsinghpur.nic.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 05-07-2017

Address -
Read Detailed Advt

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 05-07-2017


          SDSM (Sahakari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 02 Trainer vacancy before 1st July 2017   
SDSM invites application for Recruitment of 02 Trainer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.mpcdf.nic.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Trainer opening in Sahakari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit on 02 and have Graduation Degree can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from SDSM recruitment notification summered below:-

Sahakari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.mpcdf.nic.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 02 posts
1.Trainer-02 posts

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 20,000/-.as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Sahakari Dugdh Sangh Maryadit notification

Place of Posting - Gwalior

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 21 to 35 Years As On 30-06-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in SDSM recruitment process must have Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.mpcdf.nic.in . before or on 01-07-2017

Address -
gwaliordairy@gmail.com

Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 01-07-2017


          State Co-Operative Election Authority Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 30 Advocate vacancy before 28th July 2017   
State Co-Operative Election Authority invites application for Recruitment of 30 Advocate and regarding this a job advertisement is published in sahakarayukta.maharashtra.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Advocate opening in State Co-Operative Election Authority on 30 and have Bachelor Degree in Law can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from State Co-Operative Election Authority recruitment notification summered below:-

State Co-Operative Election Authority Recruitment Notification 2017 (sahakarayukta.maharashtra.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 30 posts
1. Advocate - 30 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Pune

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 58 Years Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in State Co-Operative Election Authority recruitment process must have Bachelor Degree in Law Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from sahakarayukta.maharashtra.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 28-07-2017

Address -
State Co-Operative Election Authority, Pune.

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 28-07-2017


          FCI (Food Corporation of India) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 127 Watchman vacancy before 15th July 2017   
FCI invites application for Recruitment of 127 Watchman and regarding this a job advertisement is published in fciregionaljobs.com . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Watchman opening in Food Corporation of India on 127 and have 8th can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from FCI recruitment notification summered below:-

Food Corporation of India Recruitment Notification 2017 (fciregionaljobs.com .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 127 posts
1. Watchman - 127 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 8100 - 18070/-.as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Food Corporation of India notification

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Physical Endurance Test (PET).

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 25 Years as on 01-07-2017 Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in FCI recruitment process must have 8th Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form fciregionaljobs.com . After successfully submitting the application, applicant must take printout of system generated application form and take necessary action, Candidate must send this copy of application along with mentioned document to the following Address before or on 15-07-2017

Application Fee
  1. For General/OBC Candidates Application Fee is - 250/- 
  2. For All Other Candidates (SC/ST/PWD/Woman/ Ex-servicemen) Application Fee is - Nil.
Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 15-07-2017


          IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for 14192 Office Assistant, Officers vacancy before 1st August 2017   
IBPS invites application for Recruitment of 14192 Office Assistant, Officers and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.ibps.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Office Assistant, Officers opening in Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on 14192 and have Bachelor’s Degree, MBA, Charted Accountant can Apply Online.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from IBPS recruitment notification summered below:-

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.ibps.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 14192 posts
1. Office Assistant - 7374
2. Officers Scale I - 4865
3. Officers Scale II (Agriculture Officer) - 169
4. Officers Scale II (Marketing Officer) - 33
5. Officers Scale II (Treasury Manager) - 11
6. Officers Scale II (Law Officer) - 21
7. Officers Scale II (Chartered Accountant) - 34
8. Officers Scale II (Information Technology Officer) - 83
9. Officers Scale II (General Banking Officer) - 1395
10. Officers Scale III - 207 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Across India

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Online Examination, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 28 years (for Office Assistant), 18 to 30 years (for Officers Scale I), 21 to 32 years (for Officers Scale II), 21 to 40 years (for Officers Scale III) as on 01-07-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in IBPS recruitment process must have Bachelor’s Degree, MBA, Charted Accountant Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - Interested aspirant can fill online application form www.ibps.in . before or on 01-08-2017

Application Fee
  1. For General/OBC Candidates Application Fee is - 600/- 
  2. For All Other Candidates (SC/ST/PWD/EXSM (Office Assistant) ) Application Fee is - 100/-
Important dates - Last date for Online Registration of Application : 01-08-2017


          BECIL (Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 18 Plumber, Junior Engineer vacancy before 14th July 2017   
BECIL invites application for Recruitment of 18 Plumber, Junior Engineer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.becil.com . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Plumber, Junior Engineer opening in Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited on 18 and have 8th / ITI / Diploma / Engineering Degree can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from BECIL recruitment notification summered below:-

Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.becil.com .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 18 posts
1. Junior Engineer (Civil) - 03
2. Electrician - 05
3. Plumber - 05
4. Mason - 05 posts

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 20,000 - 25,000/- (Post 1), Rs. 16,182/- (Post 2-4). .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited notification

Place of Posting - Noida

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in BECIL recruitment process must have 8th / ITI / Diploma / Engineering Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.becil.com . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 14-07-2017

Application Fee
  1. For General/OBC Candidates Application Fee is - 300/- 
  2. For All Other Candidates (SC/ ST/ PWD (Persons with Disability)) Application Fee is - Nil.
Address -
Assistant General Manager (HR) in BECIL’s Corporate Office at BECIL Bhawan, C-56/A- 17, Sector-62, Noida-201307 (U.P)

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 14-07-2017


          TANGEDCO (Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 18 Management Trainee vacancy before 31st July 2017   
TANGEDCO invites application for Recruitment of 18 Management Trainee and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.tangedco.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Management Trainee opening in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation on 18 and have CA/CMA / Graduation Degree / Post Graduation Degree can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from TANGEDCO recruitment notification summered below:-

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.tangedco.gov.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 18 posts
1. Management Trainee - 18 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 12,000/-.as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation notification

Place of Posting - Tamil Nadu

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Written Exam, Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 28 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in TANGEDCO recruitment process must have CA/CMA / Graduation Degree / Post Graduation Degree Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.tangedco.gov.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 31-07-2017

Address -
The Chief Financial Controller, Tamilnadu Transmission Corporation Limited, Accounts Branch, 1st Floor, 5 B Block. 144, Anna Salai, Chennai - 02

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 31-07-2017


          Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 03 Assistant vacancy before 30th June 2017   
Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal invites application for Recruitment of 03 Assistant and regarding this a job advertisement is published in bhopaldivision.nic.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Assistant opening in Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal on 03 and have 12th can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal recruitment notification summered below:-

Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal Recruitment Notification 2017 (bhopaldivision.nic.in .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - 03 posts
1. Assistant Grade-III - 03 posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 5,200 - 20,200/- With 1900/- Grade Pay. .as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal notification

Place of Posting - Madhya Pradesh

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Merit List.

Age Criteria - Candidate age must be between 18 to 40 Years As On 01-01-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in Office of the Deputy Commissioner Bhopal recruitment process must have 12th Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from bhopaldivision.nic.in . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 30-06-2017

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 30-06-2017


          UPPCL (Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for Various Managing Director vacancy before 15th July 2017   
UPPCL invites application for Recruitment of Various Managing Director and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.uppcl.org . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Managing Director opening in Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited on Various and have B. Tech can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from UPPCL recruitment notification summered below:-

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.uppcl.org .)

Post Name and Total No. of Vacancies - Various posts
1.Managing Director- Various posts

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Pay band - Selected candidate will be posted on pay band INR Rs. 67000-79000/-.as directed by recruitment committee and as mentioned in Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited notification

Place of Posting - Uttar Pradesh

Selection Process - Selection will be done according to the direction of selection committee and based on the performance in the Interview.

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 60 Years As On 01-07-2017. Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

Educational Qualification - Interested Aspirant who want to take part in UPPCL recruitment process must have B. Tech Certificates/Degree or its equivalent Qualification from a recognized Board / University. Post wise qualification is mentioned in Qualification criteria section in notification.


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant have to apply in mentioned prescribed format available for Download from www.uppcl.org . . After Filling The application form, candidate must send filled copy of application form along with document mentioned In detailed advertisement to following Address before or on 15-07-2017

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 15-07-2017


          Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke facing bankruptcy as company assets dwindle to £2   
FORMER Man Utd star Dwight Yorke faces a bankruptcy hearing tomorrow after his company’s assets dwindled to £2. The 45-year-old, dad to Katie Price’s son Harvey, has a case listed at the High Court. The hearing is one of 13 to be held at the Rolls Building, which handles voluntary bankruptcy applications and creditors’ demands. […]
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Hoy dejo sólo un videito a cargo de The National, mi banda favorita por estos días.

La canción se llama "Fake Empire" y se ha convertido en una especie de amuleto cada vez que ando dando vueltas por ahí.
Incluso Fros la escucha cuando me echa de menos, cuando no me tiene en sus brazos.


Disfrútela y escuche más de The National, de verdad se las traen. Le recomiendo el disco Boxer del año pasado más que el anterior (Alligator, 2005).

Saludos
Fco.
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Who would have known?
          Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats Live   


Hace mucho tiempo no veo "Later with Jools Holland", a mi juicio, el mejor programa de música que existe en el mundo.
Está realizado en el estudio más grande de televisión de la BBC, con una grúa ubicada en el centro del estudio, y bandas (ojo: BANDAS) alrededor.
Un agrado. No sé si lo están pasando en Chile ahora, si es así, no se lo pierdan.


          Applications Engineer - Experienced - Pureflow Inc. - Graham, NC   
D e v e l op piping and instrumentation diagrams ( P& I Ds) including a number of different unit operations:....
From Pureflow Inc. - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:54:10 GMT - View all Graham, NC jobs
          Applications Engineer - Entry Level - Pureflow Inc. - Graham, NC   
D e v e l op piping and instrumentation diagrams ( P& I Ds) including a number of different unit operations:....
From Pureflow Inc. - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:54:05 GMT - View all Graham, NC jobs
          Food 4 Less Retail Hourly Associate - Food 4 Less - Fullerton, CA   
We are now accepting applications for all positions including cashier, bagger, grocery clerk, produce clerk, meat clerk, deli clerk and bakery clerk....
From Kroger - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:18:27 GMT - View all Fullerton, CA jobs
          Peace Y'all   
 Well, well, well....It is 2013.  I love a beginning.  I love an ending, as well.  I thought about y'all and how during the last 10 years, you have been there for Capo.  Your support lead us to be noticed (and named #1) by National Geographic.  It is humbling.  What will the next 10 bring?  The Capo team went to their family and friends' homes for the holidays.  We celebrated with our annual party at Capoyunk. The ending of the year is so emotional.  For some (most), having your family around makes it more so.  We flew to New Orleans, as we do every December.  John's sister hosts the entire Reitano clan.

We hit our usual haunts.  Casamento's, Parkway Tavern, Patois...  We tried some new - Domenica in the Roosevelt.  Patois was my favorite this year.

Surviving the end of the world was pretty awesome.  2013 will be an exciting year for us!  So much in the pipeline.  Recently a friend approached me and wanted to confirm a rumor.  He had heard that we were selling and jumping ship.  Not true.  Although, the banks are not lending and we cannot grow.  We are looking to grow and spread our wings.  Bringing on partners is technically selling part of your business, but we are not looking just for money, we are looking for true partners.  Partners who will share our vision to share gelato to the world!  Partners who understand our passion and share it.  Partners who can help us and love the quirky aspect of Capo and will stick to our Philly roots.  Partners who can help us strengthen were we are weak.  Partners like this are not easy to find.  So much to look forward to.  My farmer wants to buy more cows and hopes that we can help him out.  I hope we won't disappoint him.

I thought about y'all and I was filled with content.  All your wonderful wishes and your continued support.  Thank you.  Thank you for an incredible 10 years.  May the best oyster shucker in the country throw you a Louisiana oyster and you catch it!  Peace y'all.







          Principal Program Manager - Microsoft - Redmond, WA   
Data powers an increasing range of applications, transforming not just the technology industry but society at large. To that end, cloud computing is
From Microsoft - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:46:57 GMT - View all Redmond, WA jobs
          What to say, What to do....   
I have been absent from this blog for a while. Yeah, yeah, you have heard my excuses. I have none, other than I work all the time making stuff for Capo. The other morning on the drive to school, my daughter was seething over...well, nevermind. We came to a stop and there was silence. The kind of pregnant pause which begs for a break. Enter two idiots in the back seat. I laughed so hard and my daughter actually cracked a smile. I promise to touch base more often. But for now....This is my life.

          Encryption Technology for Your Privacy   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Encryption and controversy seem to go hand in hand lately in the technology community. Case in point: When The FBI sought to compel Apple to assist in unlocking a cell phone in the case of the San Bernardino shooter last December. Ultimately the FBI was denied its request by a California district court. This type of technology can be a gray area, yet one that tech companies take seriously. On the one hand, the government insists it needs access to technology in which crimes have been perpetrated, noting that encryption also allows terrorists to communicate in ways that agencies can't track -- all the while, using encryption to secure its own communication. Privacy advocates argue that if the government is using it, private citizens should be allowed to as well, without prying eyes looking over their collective shoulder. To that point, one company that has come down firmly on the side of citizens and their right to privacy is VirnetX. The software and technology company said it believes in personal privacy and that strong encryption is imperative in protecting those rights. VirnetX has been so focused on providing secure communications using encryption that it designed an app called Gabriel. Gabriel uses encryption technology derived from a CIA national security project, and is one of a kind. "Gabriel has been designed and built with personal privacy and security as a foundational principle," says Dr. Robert Short, VirnetX chief technical officer and chief scientist. To that end, the program currently provides uncompromising data security, which means that users do not have to transmit data to, or store data with, any third party, including VirnetX. Users can therefore have peace of mind that their data is stored only on their devices, be it phone, tablet or computer. Gabriel is a product unto itself and can be found in Apple's App store, the Google Play store or gabrielsecure.com. This set of integrated applications allows for secure messaging, secure voice and video calling, secure mail and secure file sharing -- all encrypted. Other benefits to using Gabriel's encrypted apps include: * Making free voice or video calls or sending instant messages to other Gabriel members in your network. * Receiving spamless email. * Allowing for person-to-person messages that disappear once the session has ended. * Sharing pictures or files that can't be intercepted. Gabriel transmits person-to-person with end-to-end encryption to further eliminate hacking possibilities. For more information or to download Gabriel, go to www.gabrielsecure.com.
          Digital Marketing Specialist - Harbourfront centre - Canada   
A current resume Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria A cover letter including salary expectations Qualified applications are invited to
From Harbourfront centre - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:28:12 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Development Assistant - Harbourfront centre - Canada   
A current resume Responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria A cover letter including salary expectations Qualified applications are invited to
From Harbourfront centre - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:19:07 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Abeus posted a blog post   
Abeus posted a blog post

[OOC] Phase 497 (AKA A New Website

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

          Product Applications Engineer 2 - Xilinx - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design
From Xilinx - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:55:53 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Application Engineer - Signal Processing and FPGA Design - UURMI SYSTEMS PVT LTD - Hyderabad, Telangana   
3-7 years of relevant industry experience preferably in the Communications, Electronics, Semiconductors, or Aerospace (Avionics) industries....
From Indeed - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:26:31 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Teacher-Spanish - Spanish Centre - Toronto, ON   
With a printed copy of their resume, to fill out an application and short grammar test. Our reception hours are between 10:00 am - 7:00 p.m. Monday through...
From Indeed - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:54:36 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Apply Online for Nursery Admission in Delhi Schools | Pay Tuition Fee | School For Sure   
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          Podcast: Letter to My Body with Jessica Weiner   

Women are certainly used to talking about their bodies. But what would you say if you were talking to your body? That’s the question at the heart of the new “Letter to My Body" campaign, which encourages women to write letters to their bodies and join a groundbreaking conversation about how each and every one of us can promote positive body image in our own lives.


To kick off this conversation, we talked to author and self-esteem expert Jess Weiner, who shared her tips on everything from dealing with unrealistic media images to understanding disordered eating.


Listen to this exclusive BlogHer podcast to hear Jess’s advice along with excerpts from some of the amazing letters submitted by BlogHer members.





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          Teacher-Spanish - Spanish Centre - Toronto, ON   
With a printed copy of their resume, to fill out an application and short grammar test. Our reception hours are between 10:00 am - 7:00 p.m. Monday through...
From Indeed - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:54:36 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Esthetician GREAT@NAILS, WAXING, FACIAL - CURES STUDIO - Toronto, ON   
Lasting and pristine gel polish/shellac application. CURES STUDIO is immediately looking to add more super stars to the team, full time and part time....
From Indeed - Mon, 29 May 2017 21:19:44 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Hydraulic Technician - Multicrete Systems Inc. - Saskatoon, SK   
Candidates should have: - Hydraulic Component operation and application experience - Fabrication / welding experience an asset Job Type: Full-time Salary: ... $22 - $35 an hour
From Indeed - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:29:40 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          PC Mark 8 v2.5.419   
PCMark 8 v2.5.419 September 8, 2015 This is a minor update. Benchmark scores are not affected. Improved Results screen now shows benchmark duration and battery consumption in Benchmark Information section. More detailed logging for the Storage test. SystemInfo module updated to 4.40 for improved hardware compatibility. Fixed When loading a result from a previous version of PCMark 8, the Results screen now correctly shows the application version used rather than the current version. Fixed a result creation issue that occurred when SystemInfo was disabled.

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          ERP Systems Analyst - Level 2 (PeopleSoft) - SPLICE - Yukon   
Do you like to make a difference and help clients re-design and enhance legacy applications to meet evolving strategic objectives?...
From Splice - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 05:55:27 GMT - View all Yukon jobs
          8th Shawwal 1438 ~ 1st July 2017   
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          Hourly Paid Teacher in Software Applications Specialist - ACS/AEC - LEA.8F - Vanier College - Vanier, QC   
INTENSIVE DAY PROGRAM – MEQ 12 FOURTH SEMESTER In the following disciplines: 420 Computer Science 420-HSS-VA C++ Programming (90 hours) 420-HST-VA Visual...
From Vanier College - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:09:43 GMT - View all Vanier, QC jobs
           Microwave processing applications in chemical engineering: cost analysis    
Hasna, A. M. (2011) Microwave processing applications in chemical engineering: cost analysis. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11 (21). pp. 3613-3618. ISSN 1812-5654
          Re: Confirmed: OnePlus 5’s Display is Upside-Down – Likely Causes Jelly Scrolling   

"Most people who ran primarily integer applications (which at the time was most people) weren't affected."

Wouldn't that be somewhat like selling you a car that couldn't stop quickly because under normal driving conditions, people don't have to do that sort of thing? That gets me thinking about self-driving cars while I'm at it !! I still have my Pentium recall notification letter from Intel. I was one of those poor souls who DID do lots of F.P. computations at work, and when the p5's first appeared it WAS a real pain. Then again, 66MHz on a single core processor was blisteringly fast in that 32MB RAM wonderland. Toss in a 1GB HDD and you were in digital nirvana on the cutting edge :-D


          Re: Confirmed: OnePlus 5’s Display is Upside-Down – Likely Causes Jelly Scrolling   

I don't buy it. It wouldn't just happen on a couple of phones here and there, it would consistently happen across the product line. Its more likely a software issue. Or more even a combination of both. Things look different when you look at things upside down. I can imagine a scenario where scrolling applications look different depending on the orientation of screen. It's probably and likely an issue with smoothing settings. I know in Chrome Desktop you can get plugins to change the scrolling rate and effects and one of them does that squishy thing y'all are talking about. You can make it bounce too and that makes it squish and stretch as well. To me it's likely a software thing because the scroll smoothing was written with Orientation being a certain way.


          Sr. Consultant Fund Accounting   
IL-Chicago, FINANCE - The Northern Trust Co. is seeking a Sr. Consultant Fund Accounting in Chicago IL, with the following requirements: BS in Business, Engineering or Computer Science and 3 years related experience. Prior exp. must include 3 years of experience with each of the following: implementing enhancements of FIS's Invest One Enterprise accounting application; maintaining double entry accounting repo
          What Defines Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) for Application of MCA Exemption Under Technical Corrections Act (TCA)? Courts Disagree   
Two recent cases—one from the Eighth Circuit and one from a District court within the Ninth Circuit—continue to demonstrate that when it comes to application of the Motor Carrier Act’s exemption to the FLSA, for employees who drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce, courts continue to be confused. Within days of the Eighth … Continue reading
          P&P Blogger Profile: Derrick Story   
Derrick Story of The Digital Story
(Photo Credit: George Jardine)

Derrick Story runs the popular photography blog titled, “The Digital Story” and writes for O’Reilly as their Digital Media Evangelist. He’s also a contributing writer for Macworld Magazine and author of several books on digital photography. His photography business, Story Photography, is based in Santa Rosa, CA.

Why do you blog?
Blogging is the most efficient way for me to share information on a daily basis. On TDS for example, I can write and publish a helpful tip in about 20 minutes (that thousands of people can read almost immediately). That’s fairly efficient. I like the blogging platform because it lets me focus on the message and not get too bogged down in the tools.

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Aside from the blogs I oversee (TDS, Inside Aperture, Inside Lightroom, etc.), I enjoy scanning Engadget, PhotographyBLOG, and I must admit, I like The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
I’ve been a photographer since my teenage years working for the local newspaper. I got hooked on Photoshop 2.5, and have been using the application ever since.

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
My assignment camera is a Canon 5D DSLR, and my favorite lenses are the 16-35 f/2.8 L II and the 70-200 f/4 L. But I like compact cameras too, especially ones that shoot good video also. My current pocket camera is the Canon PowerShot SD700. It takes great pictures, has image stabilization, and records clean video.

Mac or PC?
Intel Mac - MacBook Pro 17”

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
I think the iPhone is a great tool for photographers/bloggers on the go. I find that I’m doing a much better job of keeping up with email, monitoring my web sites, and communicating with clients and coworkers. Plus, it’s absolutely great for showing off photos, uploading images directly to Flickr, watching videos, and oh yeah, it’s a good music player too.

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
I would absolutely love to have the new Canon 1Ds Mark III, but I don’t see one in my near future. Anyone out there have a spare body they can lend me?

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Get a photo buddy and/or become part of a photography community. If you have someone to go shooting with, and who will look critically at your photos, you will shoot more and improve faster. As for community, the nickname for The Digital Story is “your virtual camera club.” It’s a place for photographers to come together, learn new techniques, show off their pictures, and get feedback on their work. Being part of a community helps us improve as artists and craftsmen.

What inspires you to create?
I like to have things to show for my efforts. When I was working my way through college, I couldn’t generate enough income as a photographer only, so I mowed lawns too. Believe it or not, I found that work very satisfying because I could stand back and admire my work after I finished working on a yard.

Today, I can support myself making pictures and writing, and I find it very satisfying to create new things out of thin air.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Don’t take yourself too seriously. It inhibits growth and gets in the way of learning new things. Much better to have an open mind and be humble.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
I live in a great place now (Sonoma County, CA), but I wouldn’t mind having an apartment in Vancouver BC too. I love the combination of Canadian-Pan Pacific culture with great outdoor activities.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a walker. It’s a great form of exercise and allows me to clear the cobwebs out of my head.

What talent would you most like to have?
Wish I could sing...

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Fabulous
What is your least favorite word? Arrogant
What turns you on? Curves
What turns you off? Moody
What sound or noise do you love? Love to hear the sound of coffee brewing (the smell is not too bad too)
What sound or noise do you hate? Smacking lips and loud eating sounds.
What is your favorite curse word? Asshole
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Always wanted to be a tour guide in exotic locations.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Politician
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Whew, you just made it under the wire!

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          PDF Sharing and Security   
We just upgraded to Adobe Actobat 8 Professional for an upcoming project where we will be compiling a number of documents into an electronic (primarilly CD-based) journal and directory. Along with my registration of Acrobat, I received 30 days of free training via Lynda.com to help me get up to speed with the new features of this version of Acrobat.

Before gearing up to put together last year's edition of this same project, I was not very familiar with all of the capabilities of Acrobat. I'd, of course, used the free Adobe Reader and have printed to PDF with the distiller function that came with version 5.0 but hadn't done much else until working with 7.0 Pro.

Even with working on last year's project, I only dealt with the sections of the program that I needed to complete the tasks. There was a lot of trial and error and trubleshooting to make the final product function to the client's specifications. It wasn't extremely difficult, but we had our share of challenges to work through along the way.

Upon upgrading to Acrobat 8 Pro and viewing the training videos, I was not only surprised and delighted by the new features that will make this year's project go even smoother and allow the user experience to be all the more seamless (namely the ability to create PDF Packages!), but I was reminded of some security features that will be quite useful for other applications as well.

(To see what I'm working with, click here to download a PDF containing a number of images I've had as part of my NAPP Portfolio. - 6MB)

First of all, the security settings. If you are going to make a PDF available for download from your website or you will be sending it to someone to view samples of your work, you will want to make sure that your images are secure and someone won't be able to simply copy your photos to their computer or print them without permission.

Go to the "Secure" button in Acrobat and select "Password Encrypt" and click "Ok." You can look through the other options in the dialog box but the one we're concerned with is the "Permissions" section. Here, check the box that says, "Restrict the editing and printing of the document..." and enter a password - and remember it! Select your desired print and changes settings (I picked "none" for both) and leave the box marked "Enable copying of text, images, and other content" unchecked. This way, viewers can't download your images. When you click "Ok" you will be prompted to re-enter your password and told to save your document before the settings will take effect.

(Note: In the "Manage Security Policies" dialog you can create a preset if you plan to use the same security scheme a lot.)

If you allow users to print, or if you're worried about someone swiping your images using the "Print Screen" function, you can add a watermark within Acrobat to add one more layer of protection.

Go to "Document>Watermark>Add" and in the dialog box, insert your text, setup the appearance options, and click "Ok."

To combine these two security techniques, apply your watermark before you apply the security profile, otherwise you won't be able to change the settings without removing the security settings and re-saving the file.
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          Destroy Windows 10 Spying 1.7 Build 100 Portable + Final [Latest]   

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

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

Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Jun 26;:

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

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

PMID: 28663033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Research Coordinator - Research Foundation of The City University of New York - New York, NY   
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          Research Associate - Research Foundation of The City University of New York - New York, NY   
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          It might be time for Tesla to get out of the car business (TSLA)   

elon musk

Here's a completely heretical idea, especially on the eve of Tesla launching its long-awaited $35,000 Model 3 in July and the stock rallying almost 80% over the first half of 2017:

Tesla should think about getting out of the car business.

Crazy, right? This is the first new American automaker in decades — and investors are so bullish on it that even though it has made money in exactly two quarters since its 2010 IPO and sold less than 80,000 vehicles in 2016, its market cap is bigger than General Motors', Ford's, or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Additionally, Tesla is really nothing but a carmaker at this point. Although it sells solar panels and energy storage systems and is building a massive battery factory in Nevada, its revenues largely come from an old-fashioned place: assembling and marketing cars.

But here's the thing: for a carmaker such as BMW or Porsche or even Ferrari, limited production, a longstanding perception about the brand, and generally high to very high to astronomically high transactions (I'm looking at you, Ferrari LaFerrari supercar and your $1-million-plus price tag), the car business can be pretty good. Not Apple good, but healthy double-digit margins are in order.

Tesla started out at this end of the market, selling expensive luxury vehicles to a well-heeled elite. If it stayed with this business, it could conceivably end up with a 20% profit margin. 

Tesla Model S

A victim of Musk's vision

But CEO Elon Musk wants to get gas-powered cars off the road, so that means Tesla has to attack the low-margin mass-market business. The Model 3 is the first shot. And there are 400,000 pre-orders, so it's a big first shot.

The mass market isn't really about what Tesla is good at, which is visionary spectacle and succeeding against overwhelming odds. The mass market is about grinding, unspectacular execution, day after day. This might be why Musk wants to see it taken over by robots. 

For the time being, Tesla has committed to playing in this space, and doing it with a product — an all-electric vehicle — that consumers have thus far shown little interest in. EVs now make up only about 1% of global sales. Tesla needs to move that needle and move it big time, and to be honest, the company isn't strong enough to do it on its own. Others will have to come into the game.

This is where matters get challenging. Autos are a tough business: capital intensive, with cyclical sales and a requirement that car companies spend a lot on R&D to avoid falling behind. The end product is extremely complicated and relatively costly — so much so that carmakers maintain financing arms to loan customers the money to buy products.

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A business for the nutty

Many, many auto executives would say that the reason nobody has started a successful new car company in half a century is that you had to be nuts to start a new car company. There are so many other ways to get rich.

It's not clear that Musk fully understood this when he originally invested in Tesla and later took over the CEO job. But he's learning now. 

Fortunately, he doesn't have to think of himself as the quixotic leader of a company that by its economic nature will destroy his fortune, perhaps more than once. Tesla could at some point shed its car business or outsource it and focus on more lucrative, higher-growth, less-capital-hungry enterprises. Solar could be huge in the future, and in any case it's been a rapid growth area for energy.

Batteries for residential, industrial, and utility applications could also be big future businesses. And I haven't even gotten to the software and self-driving innovations that make up Tesla Autopilot. They could be worth more on their own than Tesla's entire carmaking operations someday, especially if you assume that the data generated by self-driving vehicles is where the real opportunity (and riches) resides. 

Tesla gigafactory

Hard to change course?

But, you might ask, wouldn't it be hard to unload the car business?

Not really. For example, if Tesla builds a factory in China, it will almost certainly have to establish a JV with a Chinese company, meaning that effectively half the Chinese manufacturing business would be owned by someone else. A contract manufacturer such as industry leader Magna could assemble Tesla vehicles in North America or Europe. And given that Tesla is aiming to sell 500,000 vehicles annually by the end of next year, a competitor might decide it's worth it to buy up the car brand.

The bottom line is that we know where Tesla's car business is going, and it's nothing all that financially thrilling. It could be financially depressing. Almost all the company's other projects, even idealistic moon shots like the Boring Company (digging traffic-beating tunnels under Los Angeles) have the potential to growth more rapidly or establish entirely new markets. 

Perhaps that's where Musk's focus should be.

SEE ALSO: 'So, do you want to see the car?': The story of the day that Tesla stunned the world

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NOW WATCH: Tesla will reveal the finished Model 3 in July — here's everything you need to know about the car


          How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen   

justin trudeau

July 1 is Canada Day, a federal holiday celebrating the unification of Canada's three colonies 150 years ago.

For many people, it may also be a reminder that Canada is a land where healthcare is free, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.

If all that has Canadian citizenship looking pretty tempting, you'll first need to go through several steps, like living in the country for at least six years, staying on your best behavior, and knowing a thing or two about the country you'll soon call home.

For those who actually want to head up north, here's how you move to Canada.

SEE ALSO: How to move to Sweden and live in the future

Preface: Make sure you're not already a Canadian citizen.

Before you go through the hassle of applying for citizenship, take a short quiz to see if you may already be Canadian.

The government outlines several caveats for being a citizen even if you weren't born there, many of which depend on your parents' citizenship. Maybe you secretly inherited their status at some point along the way.



Be at least 18 years old.

If you're not a legal adult, you've got an uphill climb ahead of you.

Minors need their parent or legal guardian to fill out the application for them; they need to be permanent residents in Canada (more on that later); and the parent must either be a citizen or applying to become one at the same time.



Or enter the pool for skilled immigrants.

Canada has a fast-track system for immigration called Express Entry. It's how skilled workers transition into a role in the country.

All applicants into Express Entry are given specific scores based on their specific talents and job prospects and then ranked with other applicants. Those at the top of the rankings are invited to become permanent residents.



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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          Internship Flashback   

How quickly can five months fly? It feels like I just started my HR Internship at Tractive and now it is already over. Unbelievable how many experiences I’ve had and how much I have developed during this time. As an HR intern pre-selecting applications, communicating with applicants, thinking of employer branding strategies and active sourcing […]

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          Brief history of country music   


When Ralph Peer signed Jimmie (Charles) Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records, on August 1, 1927, little did he know what he was starting?







The popular music was to become known as country (folk) music and incorporated many styles and traditions from the origins of the migrants that played the music. To begin with the country was played by both black and white musicians then later country music became predominantly white music. Ray Charles always considered himself to be a country singer, as did Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis.











Throughout the 20s Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family were filling halls and entertaining the homestead through records and radio giving inspiration to many. The Grand Ole Opry started as a radio broadcast in 1926 and soon became an everyday part of Americana.



The basic concept was the theatre was church like with pews for the audience. This helped facilitate the broadcast but also may have been a deliberate attempt to break the music away from the rough Honky Tonks (rough saloons with entertainment areas) . The Grande Ole Opry (Opera for the working person) was moved several times but now has a permanent site in Nashville.



The Ryman Theatre in downtown Nashville sits on a site which was previously the Grand Ole Opry and can be seen in Neil Young’s Prairie Wind.



Also worth catching is the movie, A Prairie Home Companion, which is set in a similar setting to The Grand Ole Opry.



Roy Claxton Acuff made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1938, Acuff changed the name of the band to the Smoky Mountain Boys and had many hits including Wabash Cannonball (featuring vocals by Sam 'Dynamite' Hatcher) and "The Great Speckle Bird."







Acuff’s fame was so great that during the war Japanese soldiers cried ‘Death to Acuff’ as they charged with fixed bayonets. By the 30s and 40s cowboy films were incredibly popular worldwide and the music which accompanied them saw Roy Rogers and Gene Autry became household names. Gene had many hits including "Yellow Rose of Texas" (1933), "Mexicana Rose" (1936), "South Of The Border" (1940), and "You Are My Sunshine" (1941).











But it was the Sons of the Pioneers who became the foremost vocal and instrumental group in western music.



They specialised in cowboy songs, setting the standard for every group that has come in their wake. They are also one of the longest surviving country music vocal groups, going into their seventh decade.



Another variation on country came when country swing was combined with big band swing and Dixieland to make incredibly popular dance music. Drums and Hawaiian steel guitars featured prominently as singers like Bob Willis took centre stage.



Bluegrass was another variation when William Smith (Bill) Monroe pioneered the sound with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.



Scruggs developed a "three-finger banjo" technique on the five-string banjo which gave bluegrass a distinctive sound with enduring hits like "Blue Moon of Kentucky," which was later recorded by Elvis Presley.







After World War II jazz and country merged with lyrics that took on strong story lines often reflecting working class lives, sadness and human frailty. Pianos were the most common instrument and were frequently played out of tune. As swing music was gradually integrated into the Nashville scene the piano (or tonk) was replaced by the guitar and boogie woogie became Honky Tonk. The term Honky is a colloquialism used by Afro-Americans since the 1900s to describe white people. So the literal translation of Honky Tonk was white boy piano music played loudly and in rough gin joints. Hank (Hiram King) Williams and Ernest Dale Tubb became honky tonk heroes.







Later a more commercial sounding country, centred in Nashville as the music came to represent a blend of pop and country that developed during the 1950s, with Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, & Eddy Arnold the stalwarts of Nashville Country.











Outlaw Country became popular in the late 1960s and 1970s and saw the resurgence of a more traditional country sound. Charlie Pride, Conway Twittie, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard were all associated with the new order of country.























By the eighties Urban Cowboy music led the faithful away from the roots of the music as it again became more pop orientated. The era was dominated by Kenny Rodgers, Dolly Parton, John Conlee, and Dr Hook.















More recently New Country has reclaimed the past and set it back into its roots with Garth Brooks, Leanne Rhimes, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, the Judds, Randy Travis, Dixie Chicks, and Ricky Van Shelton all committed to celebrate what made the music great in the first place.




















Worth a listen:

Jimmie Rodgers
Blue Yodel (T for Texas) (1928)

The Carter Family
Keep on the sunny side (1928)

Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys
Night Train to Memphis (1943)

Bill Monroe
Blue moon of Kentucky (1947)

Gene Autry
Back in the saddle again Texas (1938)

Bob Willis and the Texas Playboys
San Antonio Rose (1940)

Hank Williams
Hey good looking (1951)
Jim Reeves
Mexican Joe, (1953)

Patsy Cline
Walkin' After Midnight (1957)

Johnny Cash
I walk the line (1956)

Dolly Parton
9 to 5 (1980)

Leanne Rhimes
Blue (1996)
          Credentialing Specialist - Verge Health - Charleston, SC   
Practitioner Application Processing. At its core, Verge relies upon a team of dedicated staff to oversee the processing of practitioner data and the accuracy...
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          Hourly Paid Teacher in Software Applications Specialist - ACS/AEC - LEA.8F - Vanier College - Vanier, QC   
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          The Laura Longley Show: - Where authentic change takes flight: Overcome Negative Thinking and Become a Money Magnet with Suzanne Glover   
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Un video di parecchi anni fa,sarà più o meno il 1997 quando correva in Giant,è stato il mito di molti per anni,ai tempi delle gare in Crosscountry,ed il freeride per lui già esisteva!


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          iPad Application Development Company - TriState Technology   
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          John Shea – 6 Years Of Internet Marketing Success & Failure   

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          Mr. Brian O’Dwyer – Interview: The last leap before your dream job   

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          Dr. Scott Brown – Build a Massive Momentum or Value Stock Portfolio from Zero!   

Name Product: Market price: Instructor:  File Size:3.49 GB Home:  https://www.udemy.com/certified-web-application-tester Use this 6 step checklist to spot fortune building value and momentum stocks before Wall Street’s Ivy League analysts. What...

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          Brad Batesole – Lynda – Marketing Automation with HubSpot   

Name Product: Market price: Instructor:  File Size:139 MB Home:  https://www.udemy.com/certified-web-application-tester This book analyzes the origins of marketing and branding strategies and the unique situations involving differentiation. Photographs of actual materials...

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          Discovered two critical vulnerabilities in Apache OpenOffice   

One of the basic security measures to prevent our system from falling into the hands of hackers and could compromise our security is to keep all our applications always updated to their latest versions, especially the most used by hackers to carry out attacks computer, such as Apache OpenOffice. Apache OpenOffice is a suite free […]

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          How to connect to an FTP server from Windows without applications   

Who else and who has less needed occasionally access an FTP server to exchange files. Recall that FTP (File Transfer Protocol), it is one of the oldest protocols for file transfer between computers. In this way, a user from your computer invokes an FTP program to connect to another computer being due previously identified and […]

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          Video calls on WhatsApp for Android, closer than ever   

This is a feature that many of the millions of users of instant messaging application most used in the world are waiting; we mean to make use of video calls through their own app installed on our mobile terminals. This is something that already takes speculating for months, and is that everyone knows that the […]

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          Canadian Model for Peatlands Version 1.0: a model design document.   
Un projet de modélisation des tourbières boisées de trois ans, financé par l’Entente sur la forêt boréale canadienne, a été développé en réponse à la nécessité d’estimer les gaz à effet de serre à l’échelle nationale dans les vastes tourbières de la région boisée du Canada. Ce document décrit le plan de conception pour une composante du projet : la version 1.0 du Modèle canadien en matière de tourbières (MCaT). La version 1.0 du MCaT sera développée comme module pour le Modèle du bilan du carbone du secteur forestier canadien (MBC-SFC3), qui est utilisé pour répondre aux exigences nationales et internationales de reddition de compte sur les gaz à effet de serre, mais qui ne représente actuellement que les systèmes forestiers des hautes terres. Le MCaT est destiné à simuler les changements et les émissions de stocks de carbone (C) dans les 100 cm supérieurs de la tourbe, qui sont les plus sensibles aux changements climatiques et édaphiques et les plus sensibles aux perturbations anthropiques et naturelles, pour des périodes contemporaines (de 1990 à aujourd’hui) et futures (de 10 à 100 années à venir). Le MCaT sera compatible avec le cadre le plus récent de modélisation du MBC-SFC3 et est conçu pour une application à plusieurs échelles (de l’échelle d’un site et à l’échelle nationale) et pour des approches de modélisation à référence spatiale (en polygones) et spatialement explicite (raster; ≥ 30 m de résolution). Le MCaT permettra de simuler la croissance annuelle et la décomposition des réservoirs vivants et morts de carbone (provenant d’une couche ligneuse [racines, tiges et feuillage], d’une couche de mousse [plume de mousse et de sphaigne] et d’une couche de carex [racines et feuillage]), qui seront ultérieurement transférées à une couche oxique de tourbe (acrotelme), puis à une couche de tourbe saturée d’eau (catotelme). Le MCaT sera étalonné et testé pour 11 catégories de tourbières, représentant différentes combinaisons de couverts forestiers (tourbières forestière, arborée ou ouverte), et de classification de zones humides (tourbières ombrotrophe, minérotrophe pauvre, minérotrophe riche ou marécage). Ces catégories de tourbières seront cartographiées pour le Canada dans un autre volet du projet afin de permettre des estimations à l’échelle nationale des émissions et des éliminations de carbone dans les tourbières. Les émissions de méthane seront modélisées en tant que proportion du total émis de carbone, qui dépend de la profondeur de la nappe phréatique. La version 1.0 du MCaT, décrite ici, sera construite en supposant une nappe phréatique statique estimée pour chaque combinaison de catégories de tourbière et d’écozone. La version 2.0 du MCaT comprendra un tableau d’eau dynamique modélisé en fonction du code de la sécheresse régionale et comprendra des modificateurs d’humidité et de température rattachés aux fonctions de décomposition et de croissance dans le but de fournir des prévisions pour l’avenir des budgets de carbone dans les tourbières en réponse aux changements climatiques, y compris le dégel du pergélisol. Il comprendra également la modélisation des effets perturbateurs naturels et anthropiques.
          Adaptation de l’aménagement forestier durable aux changements climatiques : rapport exhaustif sur les scénarios de la vulnérabilité.   
Changes in global climate expected during the 21st century will have profound impacts on forests in Canada and elsewhere. Sustainable forest management objectives will therefore require modification as part of the general need for adaptation to climate change. Work carried out for the Conseil canadien des ministres des forêts has focused on developing and implementing tools and methods for adapting forest management in an uncertain future. While the uncertainties are considerable, these cannot be considered an excuse for delaying action, particularly in a long-term endeavor such as forestry. The report reviews scenarios and scenario analysis as one important approach to accounting for uncertainty in forest management decision making. Scenarios include the projections of future global economic and demographic growth as drivers of climate change, of future climate, and of the potential impacts of changes in climate on natural and managed ecosystems. In turn, local impacts on Canada’s forests can have important consequences for dependent communities and regional economies, which can feed back to global scenarios. The report discusses the availability of scenario data, the processes involved in developing local scenarios by stakeholders, and the application of scenarios as part of a vulnerability assessment process for sustainable forest management systems. Case studies of scenarios used in regional and national assessments of climate change impacts on forests are reviewed. Sources of information on scenarios are provided in three appendixes.
          Évaluation des répercussions biophysiques et socioéconomiques potentielles du changement climatique sur les collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières : une étude de cas méthodologique.    
Ce rapport présente différentes méthodes d’évaluation des répercussions biophysiques et socioéconomiques potentielles du changement climatique, à des échelles pertinentes pour les collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières. Les méthodes sont testées et démontrées grâce à l’évaluation des ces répercussions au sein de la collectivité de Vanderhoof, en Colombie-Britannique. Tout d’abord, on élabore des historiques et des scénarios climatiques à référence spatiale pour la région de Vanderhoof, dans une zone d’étude de 200 km sur 200 km. Ensuite, ces données climatiques sont liées à de nouveaux modèles et de nouvelles méthodes de prévision des changements en ce qui concerne la productivité, les espèces et les risques d’incendies de forêt, et ce, selon les conditions établies par le changement climatique. Par la suite, on conçoit et met en application des méthodes pour permettre de faire un lien entre les changements concernant la productivité et les changements potentiels du taux de récolte et du revenu global des ménages. Finalement, on met de l’avant une approche pour lier, présenter et comparer les résultats qui découlent des différentes méthodes. Cette approche tient compte à la fois du changement climatique et des changements socioéconomiques connexes qui ont lieu dans l’environnement externe de la collectivité en plus de reconnaître l’incertitude intrinsèque des scénarios climatiques et socioéconomique. Cette approche tire son fondement de la création de scénarios de cartes radar multiniveaux, qui sont ensuite fusionnées pour ne former qu’une seule carte radar fournissant un résumé concis des répercussions potentielles que peut causer le changement au sein d’une collectivité en particulier. L’évaluation de la vulnérabilité d’une collectivité tend à se rapporter surtout à une région définie. Néanmoins, l’étude de cas de la collectivité de Vanderhoof indique les zones particulièrement sensibles des collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières et donc, présentant une grande vulnérabilité face aux répercussions du changement climatique. Ce phénomène pourrait augmenter le risque d’incendies au sein des forêts qui entourent les collectivités et avoir un impact (positif, négatif ou les deux) sur l’approvisionnement forestier, et ainsi engendrer des changements dans l’économie locale en plus de faire augmenter le degré d’instabilité et d’incertitude. Par ailleurs, au fil du temps, ces réponses pourraient se révéler variables et non linéaires. L’expérience vécue par la collectivité de Vanderhoof en ce qui a trait au dendoctrone du pin ponderosa (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) démontre que le changement climatique peut avoir des répercussions sur le capital naturel d’autres collectivités qui dépendent de la forêt. Une diminution du capital naturel qui soutient une collectivité entraînera inévitablement des répercussions socioéconomiques négatives. Les autorités (municipales, provinciales et fédérales) pourraient utiliser les approches mentionnées dans la présente pour déterminer les endroits où le capital naturel est le plus à risque. Ces renseignements sont essentiels à l’élaboration de stratégies portant sur la protection du capital naturel existant, le remplacement du capital naturel ou encore la transformation du capital naturel à risque en d’autres types de ressources moins vulnérables au changement climatique.
          Assessing potential biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change on forest-based communities: a methodological case study.   
Ce rapport présente différentes méthodes d’évaluation des répercussions biophysiques et socioéconomiques potentielles du changement climatique, à des échelles pertinentes pour les collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières. Les méthodes sont testées et démontrées grâce à l’évaluation des ces répercussions au sein de la collectivité de Vanderhoof, en Colombie-Britannique. Tout d’abord, on élabore des historiques et des scénarios climatiques à référence spatiale pour la région de Vanderhoof, dans une zone d’étude de 200 km sur 200 km. Ensuite, ces données climatiques sont liées à de nouveaux modèles et de nouvelles méthodes de prévision des changements en ce qui concerne la productivité, les espèces et les risques d’incendies de forêt, et ce, selon les conditions établies par le changement climatique. Par la suite, on conçoit et met en application des méthodes pour permettre de faire un lien entre les changements concernant la productivité et les changements potentiels du taux de récolte et du revenu global des ménages. Finalement, on met de l’avant une approche pour lier, présenter et comparer les résultats qui découlent des différentes méthodes. Cette approche tient compte à la fois du changement climatique et des changements socioéconomiques connexes qui ont lieu dans l’environnement externe de la collectivité en plus de reconnaître l’incertitude intrinsèque des scénarios climatiques et socioéconomique. Cette approche tire son fondement de la création de scénarios de cartes radar multiniveaux, qui sont ensuite fusionnées pour ne former qu’une seule carte radar fournissant un résumé concis des répercussions potentielles que peut causer le changement au sein d’une collectivité en particulier. L’évaluation de la vulnérabilité d’une collectivité tend à se rapporter surtout à une région définie. Néanmoins, l’étude de cas de la collectivité de Vanderhoof indique les zones particulièrement sensibles des collectivités axées sur les ressources forestières et donc, présentant une grande vulnérabilité face aux répercussions du changement climatique. Ce phénomène pourrait augmenter le risque d’incendies au sein des forêts qui entourent les collectivités et avoir un impact (positif, négatif ou les deux) sur l’approvisionnement forestier, et ainsi engendrer des changements dans l’économie locale en plus de faire augmenter le degré d’instabilité et d’incertitude. Par ailleurs, au fil du temps, ces réponses pourraient se révéler variables et non linéaires. L’expérience vécue par la collectivité de Vanderhoof en ce qui a trait au dendoctrone du pin ponderosa (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) démontre que le changement climatique peut avoir des répercussions sur le capital naturel d’autres collectivités qui dépendent de la forêt. Une diminution du capital naturel qui soutient une collectivité entraînera inévitablement des répercussions socioéconomiques négatives. Les autorités (municipales, provinciales et fédérales) pourraient utiliser les approches mentionnées dans la présente pour déterminer les endroits où le capital naturel est le plus à risque. Ces renseignements sont essentiels à l’élaboration de stratégies portant sur la protection du capital naturel existant, le remplacement du capital naturel ou encore la transformation du capital naturel à risque en d’autres types de ressources moins vulnérables au changement climatique.
          Billboard-based Internet Marketing Campaign and Tracking & Measuring ROI   

Placing an advertisement on a billboard in a high traffic area will surely bring results. Measuring it however, can be a tough job. For each marketing campaign, measuring performance is crucial. Measuring the efficiency of a advertisement depends on 2 things:

  1. Clickthrough Rate (CTR) and 
  2. Return on Investment (ROI). 

CTR

For a billboard, Clickthrough Rate refers to the percentage of the desired action from impressions. Unless eye and camera tracking technology improves, it is not possible to monitor the clickthrough rate for a billboard.

ROI

However, monitoring the return on marketing investment or ROI from a billboard is very much possible - If you know your traffic sources. But, to ensure the tracking and measuring ROI of a billboard you have to turn it into an internet marketing campaign involving call to action using internet technology.

Hire us for Interactive Marketing - How to Turn Your Billboard into Interactive Marketing Campaign

If you invest in Billboard Advertising, then you can take some initiatives to make your display more interactive while effectively measuring it’s ROI. viz.

Using a Landing Page URL

A website on your billboard is good for marketing and branding but does not allow you to properly measure ROI from multiple campaigns that direct on your domain. The best way to measure ROI, is referring to an alternate URL, one that does not disturb your expected web traffic. For the URL, you can:

  • Create a new isolated/orphan landing page on your site (make sure it is blocked from search engines and not used in other web marketing campaigns)
  • Purchase a new domain and refer the billboard visitors to that site (you can also make it redirect to the landing page on your site or just use URL masking or use frames/iframes)
  • Use the existing landing page with parameters built by Google URL Builder (it allows you to see custom reports in web analytics from ad variations reports)
  • Use an easy to read bit.ly shortened link. bit.ly specifically delivers analytics that you can use to measure traffic from your advertisement. Other URL Shortener Services that supply analytics will work just as well.

The URL visits can be easily tracked with Google Analytics or any other Web Analytics application. This gives the campaign transparency and allows for high ROI visibility. The URL you refer on the billboard should be easily readable. Long URLs won’t typically generate action. Often, most conversions happen after the fact, so it is wise to help the readers remember your URL.

Using QR Codes

QR Codes have been around for long time, but the use of these 2-dimensional codes for Interactive Marketing is a new trend. It helps you to download information or generate a specific action on your mobile phone using widely available bar-code scanners. For the iPhone (Semacode), Android Phones (QuickMark), Blackberry (ScanLife), Symbian Phones or Nokia (UpCode) are among several competing apps that can read QR Codes from any printed media or digital screen. QR Codes are now being used for Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and even Word of Mouth Marketing. With QR Codes, any camera-enabled smartphone users can:

  • Be referred to a specific URL
  • Get a phone number, allowing them to can call instantly
  • Download business cards to save on their phone and make calls at a later time
  • Get an email address and/or enable them to send emails from phone instantly
  • Be referred to a geographical location on Google Maps and help them to come to your place of business
  • Can be sent an event invitation, which can be saved in phone’s calendar
  • Be shown a text message (This can also be a coupon)
  • Get an SMS template to send queries to your business cellphone number
  • Gain access to your sponsored WiFi Network, etc.

The interaction with QR Codes are increasing day by day and steadily becoming the bridge between the real and virtual worlds. Determine the type of interaction that will deliver the best visibility of your ROI. There are many sites that allows you to generate QR codes (e.g. Zxing Projects QR Generator). A major service currently in use is the Google Chart API. Here is an article on how you can generate QR Codes in bulk with Google Chart API.

Bluetooth Advertising Near the Billboard

Bluetooth Adverts are the newest trend in mobile marketing. If your billboard is in convenient location, then you can send more interactive information and coupons to your billboard Bluetooth users. You can easily transmit richer content to your viewers. Moreover you can also digitally track the Bluetooth downloads.

Email Tracking

Email is one of the most convenient ways of communication, even on mobile devices. Make sure you have a different email address on the billboard than the one you use in other media campaigns. This will allow you to verify the emails you get on the allocated address are coming from billboard advert. If you incentivize people sending emails to that address e.g. with coupon, then you can also trigger the behavior of the billboard audience to send emails to the custom address rather than other addresses or web contact forms.

Using Call Analytics

HostedNumbers.com, AdInsight.eu, and Mongoose Metrics have call tracking services that you can be monitored from Google Analytics. However, there are several other call tracking and analytics softwares that your can use. They generate a unique phone number (even toll-free) that you can use on the billboard. When someone calls, you can see how much traffic came from your billboard advertisement and then use Google Analyitcs to see how long they were on the call. Again, it is imperative that this phone number is not made available elsewhere. There will always be a risk that word of mouth marketing will ruin your direct analytics. This information being shared is beyond your control.

Using Coupons

Coupons are one of the best ways to track where a customer has come from. You can mention an easily readable coupon code for all (e.g. gimme20%less) or generate a custom coupon code from any specific URL mentioned on the billboard. The URL can be a purchased domain, a landing page on your site, or a easily readable shortened link. This enables you to distinguish between regular web traffic and traffic from your billboard. Numerous softwares and online services will allow you to easily generate custom coupons through the URL. If you are sending the billboard reader to a URL with a custom coupon, it is recommended to have them visit a custom landing that is blocked from search engines. Once people use their coupons, you are able to retreive information on traffic sources using the database. It is imperative that you make sure that the coupon codes can be tracked. To get a true ROI on that particular segment of your campaign, ensure that it is not made available in other forms of media (e.g. search engine, word of mouth, etc).

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          SEO Click-through Rate (CTR) Influence Ranking in Google, What to do now?   

Which CTR Counts in SEO?

Click-through Rate or CTR is a popular term for PPC. But, here we are talking about SEO CTR, not the CTR related to PPC. And yes, SEO CTR now counts and has been confirmed by many experts that it does influence Google Rankings. In SES 2011 @ London many experts has confirmed that it does influence your ranking. 

What is Clickthrough Rate (CTR)?

CTR = Number of Clicks / Number of Impression

This usually tells you what percentage of impression that makes an actual click. For PPC, CTR is a great measure for you to understand how well the ad is. For SEO, this also can tell how well the content is in the perspective of the keyword searched in Google. 

Is it Possible to Know the CTR for SEO?

For SEO, evaluating CTR was tough. However, Google Webmaster now provides this insight, which can also help you understand how you can improve your SEO. This is an earlier step, before the clicks get stored in your web analytics application.

SEO CTR in Google Webmaster Tools

Take a look at the new feature by Google Webmaster from where you can find the SEO CTR for your site for individual keywords.

What Would be the SEO CTR?

The SEO impression is how many times your site get ranked in Google SERP. Even if no one clicks your site, you will get a impression count, when someone searches for any keyword that you rank for. And based on the clicks and this impression, you can get SEO CTR.

Calculating SEO Click-through Rate (CTR)

e.g. Your site ranks 5th for the keyword SEO PPC SMM. Searchers made about 200 searches in a day for that keyword. So, you will get 200 impressions as the 5th site every time. But, only 20 people among the searchers actually clicked your site. So, your SEO CTR would be 20 clicks out of 200 searches or impression, i.e. 10% is your SEO CTR. Good news is that Google Webmaster does show you the SEO CTR to you:

SEO CTR in Google Webmaster

Why SEO CTR is Important?

Searcher or User Vote

Pagerank and inbound links are external vote for your site. But, Google also needs to evaluate the user or searcher vote for a content. So, if you have quality external votes and also get many searcher votes, Google may like you a lot for the keyword.

Google’s Perspective

If Google sees that a site is less clicked from 1st page of search result (SERP), while another good page in 2nd SERP is getting good amount of clicks. Then Google has every reason to believe that the page in 2nd SERP is more meaningful for this search query.

Evaluating Search Intent

Google has been heavily emphacizing on Personalized Search for few years. One of the thing they lacked, was to analyze the search intent of the searchers. The CTR can also be used to analyze the search intent of the user. But, my assumption for using CTR for search intent is not something that is prevailing now, may be in future. CTR has been applied by Google to not only rank the pages, but also to understand the search intent of the searchers.

Why Many People Did not Realize it?

I guess no one realized it since, Google may not be emphacizing heavily on this signal. Moreover, the searchers’ behavior stayed the same for clicking more on top 1-5 and less on top 5-10 search results. So, the external links’ vote is still prominently responsible for getting your site ranked. And very less people go to the 2nd or 3rd page of SERP. But, low quality and irrelevant Page Title can wipe out your site from 1st page of SERP and place you in the back seat.

What to do for Getting High CTR for Your Keyword?

Character Limit

Place the most important message including the keyword on your Page Title in the first 65 characters, anything beyond that will be replaced by 3 dots (…) and the searchers will not be able to see them.

Keyword Prominence

Keyword Prominence (i.e. how close the keyword is on the Page Title) is an important factor for SEO. So, try to complete the whole message in first few words; don’t just push the main keywords back to the end. e.g. title like “A Comprehensive List of Tips and Tricks for SEO” can be “SEO Tips and Tricks - A Comprehensive List”. This way, by reading first few words, people will know what the link is about.

Using ASCII Art

To increase the CTR, you can use ASCII Art (e.g. ::-::-:: Link Title ::-::-::) on Page Title to attract more attraction. However, this is not encouraged, since absurd use can lead to spammy looking titles. If you ask my opinion, ASCII Art does attract my attention, but I’d also evaluate the relevance of a search result aka page. So, be careful in using it.

Category and Brand Keywords

You might have other noises in the Page Title, like category keywords or brand/site name. Try to push them at the end of the Page Title or beyond 65 characters. Don’t bother about the brand keywords, if you have the keyword on your domain name. Moreover, for having multiple pages of the same category, the category page might also get some boost.

Keyword Usage Limit

Previously, I used to suggest people not to target more than 5 keywords for a page. But, to gain high CTR, I’d advise you not to target more than 1 keyword for a specific page. Why? If you want to keep Category Keyword and Brand or Site Name Keyword in the Page Title, then 1 keyword is your maximum limit.

Human-friendly Optimization

You have to frame the Page Title within first 65 characters and choose the best title that can create a spark of attention in the searchers. Apply the Human-friendly Optimization of Page Titles. e.g. many SEO software will tell you not to use any stop words. But, can you really make a good Page Title without using stopwords?

Short Page Titles

Long Page Title does not influence CTR, since Google does not show the keywords that are used further at the end. But, also make sure that you don’t have a short Page Titles.

Link Baiting Strategies for Increasing CTR

All the Page Title developing strategies of Viral Marketing and Link Baiting also apply for choosing the best Page Title, so feel free to Google around for “titling strategy for link bait and viral marketing” for more tips to increase CTR.

Keyword in URL

The Page Title is the most prominent thing that attracts most searchers. But, keyword in URL also is bold in green. So, that also can attract the attention of the searcher and create more relevance value in the relevance analysis in the searcher’s mind.

Keyword in Meta Description and Body Contents

Keyword in Meta Description and Body Contents is also very important in creating more relevance value in the relevance analysis in the searcher’s mind. It creates the text chunk, which is called snippet below the page title in SERP. This part becomes useful to searcher, when they think all the page titles in the SERP are relevant. So, in those cases, this can give you some competitive advantage.

Place the keywords in the body content with more relevant information. That way, when the adjacent relevant information will create more relevance value in the relevance analysis in the searcher’s mind.

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          Facebook Optimization (FBO) or Facebook SEO - New Social Media Optimization (SMO) for Your Site   

Event: F8 Developer Conference
Date: April 21, 2010
Place: San Francisco, California

The F8 Developer Conference has determined a new fate for Facebook. Previously, all the activities of Facebook were behind the great blue and white walled garden. But, after the introduction of Facebook Connect, activities spread beyond the blue & white garden and after the F8 Summit, the spread became widespread.

Open Graph Protocol was introduced in the event. Facebook has planned to use the properties of the non-profit organization in various ways to make the web more social as well as semantic.

So, a new form of Social Media Optimization (SMO) has evolved which is called Open Graph Optimization (OGO). Well, let’s call it OGO or Website Optimization for Open Graph Protocol. But, this is not the only thing  for Facebook Optimization. Facebook Optimization consists of several other technique you can employ for your site to perform well in the social media.

Objective of Facebook Optimization

According to the source of the activity in Facebook, you can classify them into 2 separate categories, viz.

  1. Internal Activity (Link): Link sharing instance that happens on Facebook.com
  2. External Activity (Like): Facebook Like button press activity that happens over external sites

Internal Activity - Link

Internal Activity for Facebook Optimization (FBO)

The internal activity refers to the link sharing on Facebook using http://www.facebook.com/share.php or any other widget or tools. Internal link sharing was the oldest reason to have your website optimized for Facebok. Please scroll below to see the old technique for Facebook Optimization.

External Activity - Like

External Activity for Facebook Optimization (FBO)

Previously, Facebook was very much within walls. But, with like button and Open Graph Meta Tags, there are many external activities.

These two activities are also the major objectives for Facebook Optimization for 2010. But, I can prophecise that more things will come in near future. However, it will still be possible to categorize their activity into these 2 major categories.

Open Graph Meta Tag Myth (No Like Button, No OG Meta)

There is a myth that you don’t need Open Graph Meta Tags if you don’t plan to use the Like Button. But, what happens if you share the link through various sharing plugin (e.g. Hootlet), Share Button or the link sharing page in Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/share.php)?

When you share a link in Facebook, the Link Share Interface collects the Page Title, URL, Meta Description, and a random image. But, if you have Open Graph Meta Tags in place, then the Page Title is replaced with og:title, Meta Description with og:description, and the random image with og:image. So, with the Open Graph Meta tag, you have the control to place the right description, title, and image to attract more Clickthrough.

Old Link Sharing Optimization Technique

Before the Like Button and Open Graph Meta, Link Sharing Optimization was the only thing you could do to optimize your site for Facebook. Facebook also had the documentation for that. But, they have recently moved it. You are right, they brought in Open Graph Meta Data. So, the old technique was void.

But here is a glimplse of the old optimization meta data and the description inside the meta tags:

Common Meta Tags

<meta name="title" content="The title you want to appear in Facebook when someone shares your link" />
<meta name="description" content="The same description of SEO Meta Description optimized also for Facebook Sharing" />
<meta name="medium" content="medium_type: audio, image, video, news or blog (any one)" />
<link rel="image_src" href="The URL of the thumbnail image you want to share in Facebook" />

Audio Meta Tags

<link rel="audio_src" href="The audio source URL" />
<meta name="audio_type" content="mp3 (or others)" />
<meta name="audio_title" content="Title of The Song or Audio" />
<meta name="audio_artist" content="Name of the Artists/Speaker/Singer" />
<meta name="audio_album" content="The Name of the Album" />

Video Meta Tag

<link rel="video_src" href="The URL of the video" />
<meta name="video_height" content="200 (or any pixel you like)" />
<meta name="video_width" content="300 (or any pixel you like)" />
<meta name="video_type" content="application/x-shockwave-flash (or others)" />

These old meta tags still work, but it is always good to go with the wind and embrace Open Graph Meta Tags. You can read more about it here.

Facebook Optimization (FBO) Preparation

Open graph and Facebook tags are one of the tags that are not certified by W3C Consortium. So, you might get W3C errors if you use the tags. In some cases you might not be able to get the right utility you want. So, for that you need to add these two lines as attribute to the first <html> section, that should look like this:

<html lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" xmlns:fb="http://developers.facebook.com/schema/">

The added attributes are:

xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/"
xmlns:fb="http://developers.facebook.com/schema/"

Open Graph Meta Tags

Open Graph Meta Tags are currently used for making sharing the links and also for the like button. Open Graph has been adopted by Facebook for it’s social graph purposes.

According to the Open Graph Protocol site:

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to enable any web page to have the same functionality as a Facebook Page.

According to the Open Graph Protocol, several new Meta tags came into being for making your site optimized for the giant social media, Facebook.

Here is a glimpse of the new generation Meta tags:

Basic Open Graph Meta Tags

<meta property="og:title" content="A Good Title that can Attract More Clickthrough (within 100 characters)"/>
<meta property="og:type" content="blog or website (visit Open Graph Protocol site for more names of types)"/>
<meta property="og:url" content="The URL of the Article"/>
<meta property="og:image" content="The URL of the image you want to share in Facebook (usually square images perform well)"/>
<meta property="og:site_name" content="The Name of Your Site. If this is not available, then Like Button press will show someone likes yoursite.com"/>
<meta property="og:description" content=" Clickthrough (CTR) is the key. But, og:title should be most attractive. And you can also put more attracting messages in <150 character description.”/>

Open Graph Meta Tags for Contact Information & Location

<meta property="og:email" content="yourname@yoursite.com"/>
<meta property="og:phone_number" content="212-904-1240 "/>
<meta property="og:latitude" content="40.705213143114925"/>
<meta property="og:longitude" content="-74.01103019714355"/>
<meta property="og:street-address" content="55 Broad Street"/>
<meta property="og:locality" content="New York"/>
<meta property="og:region" content="NY"/>
<meta property="og:postal-code" content="10004"/>
<meta property="og:country-name" content="USA"/>

Facebook Meta Tags

Other than Open Graph Meta Tags, there are some special meta tags by Facebook that you need to use for claiming administrative powers, view Facebook Insights, and connect the External Activities with your Facebook Page.

Facebook Admin Meta Tag

<meta property="fb:admins" content="your.fb.id"/>

Please note, this meta tag does not start with fb: instead of og:, because it is a meta tag specific to Facebook, not Open Graph. In this meta tag, you can specify the name of the admins that can have insights of the site activity. Adding multiple admins never hurt.

While mentioning the admins in the meta, you can use the user name that is followed by Facebook.com (e.g. http://www.facebook.com/user.name). However, if your profile looks like this: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234567890, then you can use 1234567890 as admin value. To find this number, you can use http://apps.facebook.com/whatismyid/ or open any album on your profile and if the URL looks like this: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1234567890, then 1234567890 is your admin ID.

Using this meta tag helps you to get admin access to the page in Facebook and change and update various contents. 

Facebook Page ID Meta Tag

<meta property="fb:page_id" content="####### (The number of your page)"/>

When you have both internal and external activity going on for Facebook, it is hard for Facebook to identify which page is connected with the You can also get access to Facebook Insights for the page. Facebook Insights is the Web Analytics for Facebook.

Facebook Insights Preview

Facebook App ID Meta Tag

<meta property="fb:app_id" content="####### (The number of your app)"/>

This allows you to utilize the app engine of Facebook for your site. You can create an app from http://developers.facebook.com/setup/. You can associate your website with your app. In the comma-separated list, you have to mention the app(s) that administers the page.

This is an introductory part of the Facebook SEO aka Facebook Optimization. I’ll come up with more details in another blog. Also Blueliner has plans for a free webinar on best practices for Facebook Optimization aka Facebook SEO. Please follow the blog to get the updates.

© of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: Facebook Optimization (FBO) or Facebook SEO - New Social Media Optimization (SMO) for Your Site


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

What It Is

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

Who It’s For

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

Jennifer ?Dahl 

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

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

 

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          North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Board Members   
Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler announced five new members of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board today, Perry Miller, a business leader from Wahpeton; Tommy Kenville, founder of Tglobal Inc.; Gene Veeder, McKenzie County Commissioner; Jared Melville, former Vice President for the North Dakota Student Association; and .
 
“This group of individuals brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great addition to our board.” Schuler said. “I am confident our new members will provide private-sector guidance, helping us to create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development."
 
Miller, a native of Wahpeton, works with the purchase, renovation and management of apartments, hotels and other commercial properties. Miller has served as a township supervisor and Richland County commissioner and is a current member of the Wahpeton City Council. In addition, he is a board member for the Wahpeton Community Development Corporation, Richland-Wilkin United Way, Wahpeton Recreation Committee and ND Farmers Union Policy Committee.
 
Kenville of Grand Forks, is the founder and president of Tglobal Inc. He is also a consultant with Center for Innovation as Rainmaker and VP of Development. Kenville established T-Kort LLC and founded Unmanned Applications Institute International. He serves as Managing Member for University Hotel Development LLC and chairs the Valley Angels investment fund.
 
Veeder of Watford City, is a county commissioner and served as the Executive Director of McKenzie County Job Development Authority and Tourism Bureau. Veeder serves as President of the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway and is on the board of directors for McKenzie County Water Resource District and the Western Area Water Supply. He has been recognized as the Governor’s Choice Economic Developer of the Year and for Outstanding Achievement in County Government from the North Dakota Association of Counties.
 
Melville, a native of Fargo, is the former Vice President of Governmental Relations for the North Dakota Student Association. A third-year student studying Business Administration and Political Science at North Dakota State University, Melville now serves as the Chief Justice of the NDSU Student Government’s Student Court. Melville has received awards on the regional and national level for competing in collegiate forensics as the President of the NDSU Lincoln Speech & Debate Society.
 
Batcheller of Fargo, is the Chairman and CEO of Appareo Systems LLC. He has been involved in the startup of six successful companies and has served as director of technology growth at Deere & Co. Batcheller has served on the boards of Xata Corporation, MeritCare (now Sanford Health), and the Fargo-Cass County Economic Development Corporation. He is a past president of the NDSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, and is currently serving on the boards of the NDSU Research and Technology Park and Amity Technology LLC.
 
The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. The Foundation board helps create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development.
 
The Foundation establishes and maintains a strategic plan for economic development managed by business leaders from all corners of the state. The board meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic development goals, to discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestions for improving North Dakota's business climate. Each member of the board serves a two-year term.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Drone Fly Over Mayville in Response to Simulated Natural Disaster   
By Valley News Live
You may see drones flying over Mayville today, but it is just a drill.

Xcel Energy and its partners are conducting unmanned aircraft systems flights over Mayville on Wednesday in response to a simulated natural disaster.

They’re using the flights to study ways UAS, or drones, can aid in disaster response. The test flight was also live-streamed to attendees of the Drone Focus Conference in Fargo.

“We’re excited to perform these test flights to collect important data to demonstrate the drones’ capabilities and the value this technology brings to North Dakota,” said Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy-North Dakota. “This collaboration between public and private partners will benefit the state, the economy, our customers and workers, and the environment for years to come.”

“Xcel Energy’s test flights are an example of the important work North Dakota’s UAS industry is doing to develop new applications for this technology,” said Sen. John Hoeven. “Efforts like this dovetail with the work at our UAS test site and Grand Sky, and strengthen our state’s position as a UAS leader. By pioneering the use of UAS in our energy industry, Xcel Energy is helping advance the integration of UAS into our national airspace. Doing so will bring tremendous economic benefits and good jobs for our citizens.”

During recent test flights, a Hermes® 450 and two smaller drones flew over Mayville to help Xcel Energy and partners explore new ways to quickly restore power, limit disruptions and potentially reduce costs to customers and communities following natural disasters.

Officials say one of the challenges in responding to a natural disaster is reaching and inspecting damage in hard hit areas. Drones can send information back to a control center to be analyzed immediately to help reduce outage time, save money, and keep employees safe.

The test flights are part of a public-private partnership created in 2016 through a $500,000 grant from the state of North Dakota. Xcel Energy, the University of North Dakota, Elbit Systems of America, General Electric, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, and SkySkopes provided $500,000 in matching funds to help position the state as a national leader in drone technology and research.

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          North Dakota UAS Test Site Research Collaboration with NASA   
By ND Commerce
Who: Executive Director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site Nicholas Flom along with North Dakota based companies including SkySkopes (Grand Forks), ISight RPV Services (Grand Forks), Unmanned Applications Institute (Grand Forks) and Botlink (Fargo).
 
What:
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site has recently completed research initiative with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the implementation, operation, and maintenance of UAS Traffic Management (UTM) systems in the National Airspace System (NAS).
 
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
 
Where:
University of North Dakota’s Robin Hall - 4275 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58202
 
Why: The Northern Plains UAS Test Site conducted research flights flown 10 miles south Grand Forks simulating UAS flights supporting the precision agriculture and electrical utility industries. The NASA UTM system supports a variety of uses, including package deliveries, farmland surveys, powerline/power pole inspections, search and rescue operations, video surveillance operations and runway, railway and bridge inspections.
 
Contact:  Contact Jesse Bradley at the North Dakota Department of Commerce for additional information at 701/328-5300 or jhbradley@nd.gov. 

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          North Dakota Accepting Applications for Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today it is accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership through October 2017.
 
The program offers grants from the USDA to state-led efforts to test and evaluate innovative and comprehensive approaches to marketing higher biofuel blends, such as E15 and E85.
 
“North Dakota is a leader in the availability of blended fuels,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Jay Schuler said. “The award from the USDA helps North Dakota build on the successful efforts that began years ago in our state to encourage greater access to biofuels at the pump.”
 
The USDA effort is intended to drive innovative public-private partnerships to have more comprehensive approaches to marketing higher ethanol blends, with the federal funds used to support the infrastructure and state/private resources used for other elements.
 
In 2009, North Dakota initiated a statewide blended-fuel pump program that led to the installation of more than 200 pumps at 66 retail locations across the state. Over the life of the state’s program, the sale of ethanol-blended fuels increased 56 percent in North Dakota.
 
Additional information and details on the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Program is available at: http://www.communityservices.nd.gov/renewableenergyprograms/.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Centers of Excellence Commission Awards Funding Requests Totaling $2.26 Million   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for three Research ND grants, five Phase I Venture grants and one Base Realignment grant at its February meeting. The total funding request for the nine projects totaled $2,265,613.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • NDSU Computer Science in partnership with Axelo, Inc. was awarded $103,458 to design and develop a low-cost, high reliability and high accuracy inertial measurement unit. These sensors will be used in unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous vehicles. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering in partnership with McKenzie Energy Partners, LLC and Schlumberger was awarded $300,078 to build data models that will allow research of hydraulic fracturing and re-fracturing of wells in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The results of the study will increase the level of oil recovery from these formations. 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry in partnership with 3DIcon Corporation was awarded $150,000 to improve the yield and purity of the key ingredient required for an economical synthesis of cyclohexasilane an ingredient for making a variety of commercially important silicon-based materials and materials for lightweight batteries and lightweight solar cells. 
Phase 1 Venture Grant
 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $99,932 to apply mathematical models to data from sensors in petroleum pipelines to determine the location and severity of blockages that may exist. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop an antibiotic releasing, biodegradable putty to be used as a bone void-filler that will reduce infection associated with surgically or traumatically induced orthopedic defects. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a low-cost portable embedded device to support advanced machine learning algorithms for real-time welding image processing. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a Gallium Nitride based power converter that provides high efficiency and high power density that is more efficient than current silicon power semiconductor devices. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $100,000 to assess the business potential for an interactive software package suitable for performing data processing, modelling and simulation of unconventional shale oil reservoirs. 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grant
 
  • UND Center for Innovation Foundation was awarded $1,212,145 for expenses involved in accessing the DASR-11 radar at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The funds will purchase the necessary equipment and software and establish a temporary physical location to house the equipment and to serve as a base of operations. Funds will also be used to install and make the system operational and then begin providing radar observer services to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and Grand Sky customers that will conduct research, training and beyond visual line of sight UAS operational activities. Customers include Elbit Systems of America, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics. 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grants provide funding to provide grants to a research university or a nonprofit university-related foundation to enhance economic development and employment opportunities associated with the Grand Forks air force base.
 
The next deadline for Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 2 Venture Grant applications is May 19, 2017.
 
For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota Renewable Energy Program Accepting Applications   
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Industrial Commission is currently accepting applications through March 1 for the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program.

The program funds projects that involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota. Any project proposing education, research, development or marketing of renewable energy resources, materials or products is eligible.

To be considered, projects must:
• Demonstrate a high probability of advancing to a commercially viable stage supported by a road map to commercialization.
• Have significant involvement from a North Dakota private entity.
• Not be duplicative of other research or demonstration projects or technology

The Legislature established the program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.

The North Dakota Renewable Energy Program is overseen by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Andrea Pfennig (701-426-5295) or Karlene Fine (701-328-3722) or visit: www.nd.gov/ndic/renew-infopage.htm.

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          North Dakota State Energy Program Accepting Applications   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota State Energy Program's (SEP) is currently accepting applications through March 1. SEP’s mission is to promote energy conservation and efficiency, and reduce the rate of growth of energy demand by developing and implementing a comprehensive state energy plan supported by Federal financial and technical assistance.  

The SEP provides a range of energy conservation and renewable energy related areas, including energy education, buildings, commercial/industrial, energy codes, and transportation. The SEP program receives formula funds from the Department of Energy. 

For more information on this program, contact Andrea Pfennig at 701-426-5295. 

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          North Dakota Renewable Energy Program Accepting Applications   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is currently accepting applications through February 1 for the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program.
 
The program funds projects that involve research, development, marketing and education of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota.
 
The Legislature established the program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.
 
The North Dakota Renewable Energy Program is overseen by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.  
 
For more information on these projects or the program, contact Andrea Pfennig (701-426-5295).
 

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $748,105   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for a Research North Dakota Grant for $500,000 and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grants for $248,105 for a grand total of $748,105 in research based grants at its meeting held Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 

Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. 

Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner. 

The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology. 

The following requests were funded: 

Research ND 
  • UND Regional Weather Information Center in partnership with Harris Corporation was awarded $500,000 to research and develop safe, affordable, and scalable beyond visual line of sight unmanned aircraft system network solution for civil applications.
?Phase 1 Venture Grant
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop a new drug entity that can effectively inhibit delta-5-desaturase, as a new type of cancer therapy. 
Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant
  • UND College of Engineering & Mines - Institutes for Energy Studies in partnership with Clean Republic LLC was awarded $148,105 to develop a low cost, environmentally benign, reproducible and up-scalable synthetic procedure for lithium iron phosphate cathode material for the improved performance in its lithium battery packs. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is February 17, 2017. 

The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $535,702   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for six projects totaling $535,702 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:
  • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
  • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $42,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
  • North American Green Pulp Grand Forks Inc (NAGPGF) is requesting $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant in Grand Forks. NAGPGF plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually from 77,000 to 85,000 metric tons of wheat straw depends on the quality of the wheat straw. The plant will directly employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
  • Section3Hops (Casselton) is requesting $39,954 to supply locally grown hops to local craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299.
  • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) is requesting $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. This study will include an assessment of not only agriculture commodity production, but value added processing, farm input manufacturing, and commodity handling, merchandising and processing. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis of described in the project description. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
  • NDSU Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $27,409 to identify and demonstrate potential industrial applications of cattails. Information collected will be used to develop bio-based products. The project is an integrated effort with Red River Basin Commission. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,568,910   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded $1,568,910 in research based grants at its meeting held Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND BIO 
  • UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with ZymeFast Inc. was awarded $1,000,000 to utilize avian antibodies to induce more rapid weight gain, and therefore, shortened time to market for hogs.

Research ND
  • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Weather Modification, Inc. was awarded $111,770 to develop a cloud-nuclei injection system and use the system to deliver cloud seeding material from burning flares into a PI cloud chamber to determine ice nuclei activation temperatures. 

Venture Grant Phase I
(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
  • NDSU Office of Research and Creative Activity was awarded $100,000 to further develop an environmentally friendly dust suppression agent for gravel roads that is derived from waste glycerol and soybean oil.
  • NDSU Civil & Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to conduct research using novel biomaterials and scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration.
  • NDSU Construction Management and Engineering was awarded $72,250 to develop methods for promoting partial replacement of Portland limestone cement with fly ash in concrete.
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a novel low-cost self-cooling technology using advanced phase change materials based graphite composite to passively control thermal transport in computer microchips.
  • UND Civil Engineering and Chemistry was awarded $84,8890 to develop and experiment with a novel oxidized carbon adsorbent, produced from agricultural biomass that can remove contaminants from drinking water in a cost effective manner. 
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is November 18, 2016.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          APUC To Review Funding Requests Totaling $1,207,134   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for thirteen projects totaling $1,207,134 at its quarterly meeting July 18th in Medora.

APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

The following requests will be reviewed: 
  • Grand Forks Region EDC (Grand Forks) is requesting $32,382 to complete a market analysis for expanded transload services in the Grand Forks region. Contact Keith Lund at (701) 746-2722. 
  • North Dakota Soybean Processors (Fargo) is requesting $103,000 to defray costs for preliminary engineering services for a soybean crush facility and refinery. Contact Darin Perius at (701) 541-0399. 
  • Dakota Specialty Milling (Fargo) is requesting $203,000 to expand its domestic and international sales and marketing activities and engineering design work for a new 70,000 square foot food grade warehouse. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656. 
  • New Energy Spirit Biomass Refinery LLC (Amherst, MA) is requesting $125,000 to develop and operate a commercial-scale refinery which would be a part of the Spiritwood Industrial Energy Park in North Dakota. The project's purpose is to convert local crop residues such as corn stover and wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and solid lignin biofuel and to market these profitably. Contact Stephan Rogers at (413) 531-6884. 
  • Spiritwood Ingredients LLC (Fergus Falls, MN) is requesting $52,500 to develop and construct a barley processing plant using five million bushels of high protein feed barley to produce high concentrate barley protein for use in the aquaculture (fish farming) industry. The remaining co-product will be used as feedstock for ethanol production. The project will be part of the Spiritwood Industrial Energy Park in North Dakota. Contact Todd Hylden at (218) 205-0545. 
  • Keshav Rajpal (Grand Forks) is requesting $253,000 for the Red River BioRefinery’s engineering phase of their project for a fully integrated biorefinery, which will be one of the largest advanced ethanol producers in the U.S. and one of the lowest cost producers of both advanced and cellulosic ethanol. The biorefinery will transform low value agricultural byproducts to value added biofuels and other coproducts. Contact Keshav Rajpal at (608) 334-7240. 
  • Crunchfuls North Dakota (Mountain View, CA) is requesting $93,000 to bring the healthy benefits of ND beans to schools in a convenient daily ready-to-eat bean bar and bean bites, branded as Sure Snack which is compliant with School Nutrition’s USDA. The project will focus on product sampling and product presentations with school food service directors toward securing their interest and partnership for launch in schools starting with North Dakota and expanding nationwide. Contact Stephanie Hoffart at (701) 852-1075. 
  • Dakota Pride Cooperative (Jamestown) is requesting $34,262 to support business expansion efforts and partner with a producer for the marketing of a newly developed hard spring wheat variety. Contact Travis Bruner at (701) 626-2070. 
  • Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery (Dickinson) is requesting $91,987 to support a comprehensive marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and revenues; lean evaluation of production practices; and to build a greenhouse to be used to expand the growing season. Contact Deb Kinzel at (701) 483-2242. 
  • Intelligent Malt, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $153,000 to produce a prototype barley malting unit that will be paired with a novel cloud based marketplace to directly connect producers to consumers. The purpose of this project is to meet the growing demand for craft malted barley in the craft beverage sector. Contact Katrina Christiansen at (515) 451-0859. 
  • Section 3 Hops (Casselton) is requesting $14,279 to begin its initial planting and preparation phase for one acre of hops located in the Wheatland North Dakota area. Section 3 Hops hopes to grow local product which can be utilized in the local craft beers within the Fargo-Moorhead area as well as regionally, with plans to partner with breweries in neighboring states, such as South Dakota and Minnesota. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299. 
  • NDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics (Fargo) is requesting $25,473 to evaluate harvesting and application of cattails, a perennial herbaceous plant found in North Dakota, and to demonstrate their potential industrial applications as potential cellulosic raw material. Contact Amy Scott at (701) 231-8045. 
  • The 2016 Agricultural Bio-Sciences International Conference (Fargo) is requesting $26,250 for marketing and educational efforts for the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, ND, September 18-21, 2016. The conference is a premier global meeting promoting innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed and fiber security. Contact Roger Reierson at (701) 237-4850. 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.                                               

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          New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry Members   
By Grand Forks Herald
The Federal Aviation Administration debuted a set of long-awaited regulations governing the use of unmanned aircraft Tuesday that were met with fanfare from local and national members of the industry.

The rules are targeted at small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, used for commercial and public applications and contain requirements for their operation and qualifications for their pilots.

David Dvorak, CEO of Field of View in Grand Forks, has been waiting years for the FAA to finalize regulations for unmanned aircraft.

"The level of restriction up until this point has been pretty horrendous so this seems like a walk in the park compared to what we have been working under," he said of the new requirements.

The rules, formally known as Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, will take effect in late August, and will apply to drones weighing less than 55 pounds.

These regulations pave the way for commercial operations utilizing unmanned aircraft, which currently are prohibited unless an exemption is obtained from the FAA. The agency had granted more than 5,000 exemptions prior to the unveiling of Part 107 — about 20 of which have gone to North Dakota-based companies.

Industry experts say the rules' release spells good news for the economy, with estimates predicting more than 100,000 jobs could be created and $82 billion generated over the next 10 years as a result.

Drone operations by public agencies such as sheriff and police departments also are included in the new regulations. Previously, these groups needed to acquire a certificate of authorization that spelled out conditions for flight.

"We are part of a new era in aviation, and the potential for unmanned aircraft will make it safer and easier to do certain jobs, gather information and deploy disaster relief," U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement Tuesday.

Requirements

The first draft of the rules for small unmanned aircraft was published last year, but regulations in general have been a long-awaited by those in the industry.

In 2012, the FAA received a congressional mandate to integrate UAS technology into national airspace by September 2015. The deadline came and went with no rules finalized, leaving the industry to await this week's release.

Dvorak and others predict the news will inspire more confidence in the technology and produce an uptick in economic activity as businesses prepare for the rule to become active.

"As a company that provides software and hardware for drone operators, I'd imagine this release will give a lot more people confidence to start investing in equipment, training and software in the next 60 days," Dvorak said.

Come August, drone pilots can fly at an altitude of 400 feet or less, cannot fly directly over people not involved in a flight operation and must maintain a safe distance from airports unless permission is received from the facilities in Class B,C, D and E airspace.

Part 107 prohibits flying unmanned aircraft in Class A airspace, which spans from 18,000 to 60,000 above sea level. Flights are allowed in Class G airspace, which is considered uncontrolled airspace, without permission from air traffic control.

Drone pilots must be certified and at least 16 years old unless supervised by someone holding a remote pilot certificate.

The certificate would be obtained by passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at a FAA-approved knowledge testing center or through other means if a person has an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate. Background checks on all remote pilot applications would be conducted by the Transportation Security Administration prior to issuance of a certificate.

Other requirements include always operating a drone within line of sight, flying during the day, not exceeding a groundspeed of 100 mph and avoiding reckless operations.

Missing pieces

Though Part 107 lays groundwork for the continued growth of unmanned industry, some found there still are important provisions missing from it.

"While the approved regulations are a step in the right direction for the drone industry, we still have a long way to go, specifically when it comes to long-distance or beyond-visual-line-of-sight drones," Tero Heinonen, CEO of Sharper Shape, said in a statement.

Heinonen, whose company operates out of Palo Alto, Calif., and Grand Forks, and others see beyond-line-of-sight as crucial to the continued development of drone technology.

Those wishing to conduct operations beyond line of sight or at night need to receive a waiver from the FAA, but it's likely that will be a temporary fix much like the commercial exemption process.

"With this new rule, we are taking a careful and deliberate approach that balances the need to deploy this new technology with the FAA's mission to protect public safety," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement. "We're already working on additional rules that will expand the range of operations."

Overall, reaction to the rule's release has been favorable with advocacy groups such as the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Academy for Model Aeronautics commending the FAA in allowing the industry to continue advancing.

Easier access to the industry does spell more competition for those already established within it.

"The challenge isn't over, it's really just beginning," Dvorak said. "Now everyone is kind of on an equal playing field. There have been companies that have come and gone over the years here, but now everyone has the opportunity to generate income from day one.

"It'll be interesting to see how the market handles that."

New Federal Regulations for Small Drones Receive Positive Feedback from North Dakota Industry Members - Grand Forks Herald

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          Research ND Awards Funding Totaling $499,891   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission recently awarded a funding request for one Research North Dakota Grant for $499,891. 

Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. 

Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner. 

The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology. 

The following request was funded: 

Research ND 
  • UND Center for Innovation, and in partnership with Xcel Energy and Elbit Systems of America LLC, was awarded $499,891 to assess the feasibility of applying high-and low-altitude unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology coupled with advanced data modeling and analysis to improve electric distribution infrastructure damage assessment and restoration capabilities following a natural disaster. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is August 19, 2016. 

The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. 

For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,143,489   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding for a total of $1,143,489 in research based grants at its meeting held Friday, May 27, 2016. Grants included a Research North Dakota Grant for $300,000, Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $693,489.00 and a Phase 2 Venture Grant for $150,000.

 Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.

 Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.

 The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.

The following requests were funded:

Research ND
  • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to refine newly developed instruments that detect high ice concentrations in the air on commercial aircraft
Venture Grant Phase I - (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine the use of radio frequency (RF) to induce gene expression which has the potential to generate profound changes in the biotech and drug delivery fields, and revolutionize medical treatment.
  • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a network of sensors for the effective and rapid pipeline damage detection and health monitoring.
  • NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop materials with biofilm inhibiting properties that can be used in multiple applications, including medical devices and food processing.
  • UND Civil and Chemical Engineering was awarded $93,661 to develop and experiment with a novel carbonaceous bio-soil amendment (CSA) from biomass (renewable) resources to retain nutrients and act as a controlled-release form of nitrogen and phosphorus.
  • UND Chemical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine a process to convert syngas, from lignite coal gasification, into 1,3-Butadiene (1,3-BD) which is used in the production of rubber and nylon.
  • UND Biology was awarded $99,976 to develop automated aerial survey methods for use in environmental study applications.
  • UND Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,852 to develop specialized products by using sustainable and novel bioplastics. 
Venture Grant Phase II - (This grant phase is used to launch a start-up or spin out company with technology that was proven in Phase I)
  • NDSU Mechanical Engineering in partnership with c2sensor corporation was awarded $150,000 continue developing the SEED Sensor to directly monitor the soil environment. In its final form, the SEED Sensor will be the size of an acorn and developed from both bio-based and bio-inert materials. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is August 19, 2016.

The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota Renewable Energy Program Accepting Applications   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is currently accepting applications through May 1st for the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program. The program funds projects that involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota. 

The Legislature established the program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen. 

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Andrea Pfennig (701-426-5295) or Karlene Fine (701-328-3722).

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          North Dakota UAS Test Site Announces Approval of New Aircraft for Testing   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site has been given an additional operational approval to expand testing capabilities for the UAS industry. The new testing, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), includes the use of the Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft for research flights in cooperation with North Dakota State University to be conducted from the Hillsboro Municipal Airport.

“This new aircraft will be used to support a precision agricultural research project between Elbit Systems of America and researchers at North Dakota State University,” said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site.

The Hermes 450, manufactured by Elbit Systems of America, LLC, is a larger aircraft that will be accompanied by a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' line of sight. Research using the aircraft will be conducted in cooperation with the North Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department and the North Dakota Extension Service.

 “Governor Dalrymple and I are excited to welcome Elbit Systems of America to North Dakota, and we eagerly anticipate the commencement of this groundbreaking testing,” Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said. “We are confident that this partnership will bolster precision agriculture research and expand economic opportunities for our producers.”

 “Elbit Systems of America is proud to be a part of this exciting new initiative which enables the use of a UAS for precision agriculture research and other commercial applications,” commented Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer, Elbit Systems of America. “Elbit Systems is a global leader in UAS systems and applications. We are honored to cooperate with capable partners such as the Northern Plains Test Site and North Dakota State University as we plan to develop innovative solutions for this emerging market."

 North Dakota has invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS Business Park and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.

            North Dakota is a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). On December 30, 2013, North Dakota was selected as one of six FAA test sites that will conduct crucial research that will assist the FAA in developing regulatory standards to foster integration of UAS into the national airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the first site to begin flights in May 2014. As a FAA UAS Test Site location, North Dakota positions itself at the forefront of the burgeoning UAS industry.

 For additional information contact Brian Opp at the North Dakota Department of Commerce at (701) 328-5300 or by email at blopp@nd.gov.

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          Dickinson Manufacturers Rise in Wake of Oil Bust   
By The Dickinson Press
Though the oil industry tends to be more visible, Dickinson’s manufacturing sector has historically been a significant driver of the town’s economy.             
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Gaylon Baker, executive vice president of the Stark Development Corp., said there are more than a dozen manufacturing businesses in the immediate Dickinson area that collectively employ about 1,500 people.

Baker said the diversity of the sector — which makes goods ranging from learning and instructional kits for the schoolroom to metal fabrication bound for coal mines — is the “great thing about it” and protects against failure of any one trend.

Another benefit of the Dickinson manufacturing scene is the “organic” nature of the companies that make it.

“This is home to them,” Baker said. “And as they grow and expand, this will continue to be home. We’re seeing Dickinson-based companies putting operations in other towns, which is good for them and also good for us.”

Baker said the oil boom years, as a whole, had a mixed impact on the city’s manufacturers.

While the Bakken economy was hot, it was also an unusually bright spot in an otherwise cool national landscape still struggling after the recession and wary of purchasing new manufactured goods.

Additionally, the draw of the oilfield during the boom was a “burden” for staffing in that period, Baker said, as businesses not related to the energy industry were forced to compete with high oil money wages.

However, he said the flipside of that burden in the post-boom years is a larger pool of educated workers brought fresh into the area by the promise of oil and settled into the city’s expanded stock of available housing.

Baker said Dickinson’s manufacturers have, on the whole, withstood some turbulence and could be poised for “an awful good year.”

“They’ve held their own, got through it OK and are ramping up to meet increased demand,” he said.

‘We’re taking better care of our people’

Dickinson baked goods manufacturer Baker Boy was one such business that struggled to compete with big oil.

Baker Boy President Guy Moos said the last five or six years have been “challenging” in terms of finding an adequate workforce, but that the situation has shifted “dramatically” within the last year.

“We went through a time there when we could not staff adequately and could not fill customer orders — that’s all changed,” Moos said.

Though the company is now nearly fully staffed at 210 workers, Moos said, the past scarcity of labor had negatively impacted production at the plant. Difficulty filling customer orders resulted in the company selling off a portion of the bakery’s business to a company in Texas last year.

“If we had a crystal ball and it would have told us that things would change so dramatically, that would have been great,” he said with a laugh. “But I think even today, we did the right thing. We’re really positioned well for taking care of our customers and have been filling orders really well for the last year.”

Moos said the upswing at Baker Boy has manifested itself in what seems to be a “very good” year ahead in terms of sales and growth.

He said the company added a new salesperson in the Denver area last fall and is in the process of placing a distributor there as well. Baker Boy also recently added distributors in Kansas and Missouri, he said.

Moving forward, Moos said the company has requested participation in a flex PACE loan with Stark Development Corp. to add on infrastructure and automation at the Dickinson plant through a capital investment of about $3 million.

“We wouldn’t be doing that if we couldn’t staff our company,” he said. “ … We really think that we’ve got just a small window of opportunity here to increase the automation so we can pay our people more so that, when oil does come back, we can retain our valued employees.”

Moos attributes increased personnel security to upward adjustments made to the plant’s starting pay more than a year ago.

He said the increase had a “nice effect, immediately” and believes it continues to support the company’s development in the face of a more slowly growing national restaurant and food-service market.

Moos said he believes Baker Boy is “doing better today than well before the boom,” in part due to the re-investment in personnel.

“I think we’re taking better care of our people, and that’s making a difference,” he said.

TMI sees upturn in Bakken’s downturn

Maybe more than Baker Boy, Dickinson laminate casework manufacturer TMI Systems Design could serve as a case-study of the city’s unique position in the national economy.

TMI President Dennis Johnson said the company is “very busy” at the moment with backlogs up 40 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Johnson said TMI, which largely produces cabinets, countertops and millwork, is currently benefitting from subsequent trends of recovery in the national construction sector and sustained loss of competition within its marketplace.

The survival of TMI is due in part, he said, to growth sparked by the oil boom.

“Because of Bakken development, we had a strong local market,” Johnson said. “Western North Dakota, eastern Montana, Wyoming — these were part of what we consider local market and they were quite strong. Even though national market declined dramatically, our local market actually grew.”

Despite that strong local market, the national construction crash was a trial for the company.

Johnson said TMI’s employment dropped from 400 workers to nearly 210, and that sales fell about 40 percent by the time TMI bottomed out.

But throughout the last year, the fortunes of oil and the national economy inverted and the company began adding staff, a trend Johnson said should increase the TMI workforce by up to 30 people. Among the number of employees gained are former staff members who left during the boom, he added.

Johnson noted that oil prices had fallen by more than 60 percent from their peak around the time TMI began hiring.

“Our downturn coincided with the Bakken upturn and now our upturn is coinciding with the Bakken downturn,” he said. “ … That’s just kind of luck, in a sense.”

Johnson said he’s hopeful the company could possibly get back to pre-recession employment levels within four to five years.

Beyond adding on personnel late last year, Johnson said TMI also made its first major equipment investment in about six years.

Johnson expressed optimism on the direction of the business, which he said has some “positive momentum” going for it.

“I actually feel TMI is, a lot of respects, a stronger company today than it was five or six years ago,” he said. “A lot of that has to do with weathering and experiencing the adversity of downturns like we did.”

Medora Corp. banks on innovation

The Medora Corp., producer of mass-quantity water treatment machinery and the SolarBee brand, differs from both TMI and Baker Boy to the extent it was able to capitalize on the oil boom as it was happening.

Medora Corp. President Joel Bleth said the company located north of Dickinson lost only about five people out of a total workforce of 70 to the oilfield. Still, he said it’s now “much easier” to get applicants for open positions than it was during the boom.

While it brought some challenges, Bleth said the boom has been a plus for the company in terms of hiring and product development.

“We maybe lost a couple people, but we also picked up some great people who were spouses of those who came up with the oilfield,” Bleth said. “In some ways, the oilfield brought one-half of a couple and we got the other half.”

Most Medora Corp. products aren’t related to the oilfield, but Bleth said the company has developed “a few” with oil industry applications that “had a much greater potential” before the oil slump.

Those applications include mixers for fresh water tanks used for fracking and oil well injections, as well as some other work done with extractors looking to clean produced water for use in fracking operations.

“The oil industry was starting to present some opportunities for our company — it’ll be there someday, but potential has slowed down,” Bleth said.“ … We have some products that, as oilfield picks up, we’ll be in a good position to start an effort to market them.”

Bleth said Medora Corp. has machinery in 20 different countries and has restored nearly 400 lakes struck with algae blooms and other water-quality issues.

The company has recently developed a skid-mounted trihalomethane removal system for potable water sources that Bleth said can be used to treat water on a localized level.

Moving through this year, he said the company’s gameplan is one of sustained product growth.

“We believe with the world changing so fast, we need to constantly innovate, even if it means we’re our own biggest competitor,” he said.

Baker predicts continued rise of manufacturing

More than a year after oil prices began to fall, Baker said he believes local manufacturers will continue to rise.

The potential, or hope, for recovery in the oil business could potentially draw interest in products for that industry, but ultimately Baker said the human talent brought in for oil will be one of the biggest spurs for the manufacturing sector.

Though sluggish oil prices hurts, Baker said the city’s economic outlook is otherwise positive.

“If we blanked out the oil industry and looked at everything else going on, this would be a wonderful year for Dickinson, N.D.,” he said.

Dickinson Manufacturers Rise in Wake of Oil Bust - The Dickinson Press

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $739,987   
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants totaling $340,000 and four Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $399,987 for a grand total of $739,987 in research based grants at its meeting held February 2. 

Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research. 

Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner. 

The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology. 

The following requests were funded: 

Research ND 
  • UND EERC in partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. and Border States Industries Inc. was awarded $300,000 to work on a project that uses unmanned aircraft systems as a tool to conduct aerial inspections of high voltage power lines. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in partnership with Boston Scientific Corporation was awarded $40,000 to work on the development of a rechargeable, wireless pacemaker. 
Venture Grant Phase I

(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.) 
  • UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a modified aviation headset which will measure physiological data from the operator, and deviations in the planned route and provide warnings to the operator based that data via tactile feedback.
  • UND College of Engineering and Mines - Institute for Energy Studies was awarded $99,987 to develop to develop the technical and economic feasibility of their patented process of integrating activated carbon production within the steam generation heating plants operating at the North Dakota University System campuses. 
  • UND Chemistry Department was awarded $100,000 to develop a new technique to make a series of novel graphene-based near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots for sensitive detection and imaging of a variety of biomedical samples. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutics was awarded $100,000 to develop an artificial spinning device that mimics the spider's natural spinning system for the commercial production of tunable silk fibers. The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is February 19. 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub   
By Fortune
Editor's Note: Congratulations to the many Fargo-area businesses mentioned in this article. Many of them have participate in ND Commerce programs such as Innovate ND, Centers of Excellence and Centers of Research Excellence, Research ND and the North Dakota Development Fund.

It gets 50 inches of snow a year and is so cold that its bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But its homegrown tech community is on fire.

The morning of Nov. 12, 2014 was well below freezing in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. By the time Shawn Muehler took the stage before an audience of 150, the theater, located just a few blocks west of the Red River, had warmed up. Entrepreneurs, students, professors and business leaders shuffled down the aisles with free cups of coffee. For the audience, it was time for Fargo’s 1 Million Cups, a robust startup community-building initiative from the Kaufman Foundation that’s a kind of church for entrepreneurs. For Muehler, it was time to talk about drones.

Standing on stage with one of his drones, Muehler—a Fargo native, Air Force officer, and seasoned pilot—had six minutes to present his business idea, the result of several months of white-board calculating, late-night brainstorming, and endless code tinkering. He described the collision risks found in an airspace that is increasingly crowded with aircraft and drones. The software that he and his small team of pilots, developers, and engineers wanted to build, he explained, would create a safety net for drone pilots, enabling them to track their unmanned vehicles in real time using existing cellular networks.

Muehler’s presentation was followed by vigorous applause and a round of questions. As is tradition at 1 Million Cups, the entrepreneur was asked one final query: “How can we as a community help you succeed?” And so he answered. Within five days, Muehler tells Fortune, he had five funding opportunities from people in the community. The ensuing $500,000 seed investment allowed him to double his workforce and move to a larger office downtown.

Last spring the company, now called Botlink, launched the beta version of its drone-tracking application, which it says is the world’s first commercially available drone safety and control platform. In June, Botlink announced a joint venture with Fargo’s power management company, Packet Digital, to raise $15 million on the same day that it co-hosted Fargo’s inaugural Drone Focus Conference. By this fall, the company had launched its first product: a piece of data-processing hardware that’s compatible with every drone on the market.

When I visited the Botlink office in September, the staff had just returned from a drone conference in Las Vegas where they’d run out of brochures the first day and flummoxed some West Coast startups who didn’t realize they had competitors in Fargo. Half-empty containers of drones now littered the floor around the reception desk, making the office look like the home of a robot family unpacking from a long trip. In the workshop down the hall, a plane with a 14-foot wingspan sat on a desk, and Muehler, wearing a Batman t-shirt, was one of the first to tell me what makes Fargo special.

Well before I arrived in Fargo, I’d heard about Silicon Prairie—the Heartland’s version of Silicon Valley—with noteworthy startup activity in larger cities like Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City. I knew Fargo was on the eastern border of the state, far from the oil activity in the Bakken region. I’d read that it’s home to the country’s third-largest Microsoft  MSFT 0.65% campus and nearly 30,000 college students. The average age of Fargo residents is 31. Its unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation. I had already grasped enough about this city of 105,000 to easily dismiss the Siberia-esque picture painted in the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name. I envisioned a burst of Technicolor popping from a vast expanse of plains.

The tech scene that I visited in September was markedly different from the one I had first heard about in 2013. Two years ago Emerging Prairie, a startup news and events organization, was beginning to establish itself; today it co-organizes wildly popular events such as 1 Million Cups, TEDxFargo, and a monthly gathering called Startup Drinks. Thanks to local startup Myriad Mobile, which spun out of a student-run incubator, Fargo has begun hosting the annual Midwest Mobile Summit. A nonprofit has started offering coding classes for women. Meetups have launched for hackers, gamers, developers, geeks, and even bitcoin enthusiasts.

Fargo companies are also beginning to appear in the national spotlight. Intelligent InSites, which provides tracking real-time operational intelligence for the healthcare industry, is experiencing explosive growth. So is Appareo Systems, a leader in electronic and computer products for the aerospace and defense industries. A handful of gaming companies have surfaced in the area; one is developing a virtual reality horror game and another is building a woodland survival adventure game called On My Ownfor Xbox One. A team from North Dakota State University has engineered an affordable, 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Two locals have started a funeral webcasting service. Another startup has developed an autonomous tractor.

With all of this activity, how does a place like Fargo end up as one of the most undervalued, overlooked tech communities in the United States? That’s why I wanted to meet Greg Tehven, the executive director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie and affectionately known as Fargo’s ambassador, when I visited the city this fall. On a warm Sunday afternoon, I found him at a community lunch for new Americans, set up for several hundred on a basketball court on the west side of town. Characteristic of the region, the wind blew like it was trying to prove something; strong guests sent naan cartwheeling across curry vegetables and off paper plates. Young Bhutanese girls danced barefoot on the asphalt in sequined dresses the color of Gerber daisies.

Tehven is a soft-spoken, dyed-in-the-wool millennial, a fifth-generation Fargoian who grew up on a farm and came of age during the Buffalo Commons era, when people debated a proposal to let buffalo take over the Great Plains. Tehven left Fargo for college, wandered around, felt unfulfilled and returned, determined to build the type of community he wanted to call home. Today, he travels around the country speaking about community-building and teaches social entrepreneurship in India.

“Barriers are being eliminated to contribute to the community here,” he told me. “People who have moved away know they can come back here and do things quickly.” He talked about a radically inclusive culture that has an extraordinary speed of trust. In economic terms, what’s happening in Fargo is that a magnetic downtown is attracting and retaining talent. But Tehven contends that it’s really about love.

“It’s about increasing the amount of love in our community,” he said, noting that it’s hard to be successful on your own. “There’s a co-dependence here.” He said people need each other, whether it’s for harvesting crops or recovering from a flood. If emotional support is absent, innovation will falter.

The next morning, I met Tehven at Prairie Den, a new coworking space in the center of town, above a Chinese restaurant called King House Buffet. Until this summer, it was run by Minneapolis-based CoCo, but they didn’t last a year, Tehven said, because they didn’t embrace the philosophy of giving before getting. Shortly after they left, the space was resurrected as the Den, a funky, art-filled workspace that’s home to Emerging Prairie and a couple start-ups. Hearing the story of this rebirth made me think of the new growth that quickly emerges in forests after controlled burns.

One of the reasons Emerging Prairie was created was to act as a publicity machine for locals who think it’s uncouth to celebrate one’s own achievements. The organization, which is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, now has a staff of four, including a writer, Marisa Jackels, who produces daily stories about the startup scene. She never runs out of content. Tehven has each new staff member read Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Foundry Group co-founder Brad Feld.

If Fargo had to limit itself to a single story, it would be that of Great Plains Software, a fledgling startup built by North Dakotan Doug Burgum over nearly two decades and acquired by Microsoft in 2001 for $1.1 billion. Today, Microsoft is located on the south side of town and has grown to four buildings with more than 1,500 employees—the company’s third-largest campus in North America.

Burgum went on to found Kilbourne Group, a downtown redevelopment company, and co-found Arthur Ventures, a venture capital group that’s investing in software companies out of a $45 million fund raised in 2013. He’s as close to a godfather as the humble Fargo community will allow. Incidentally, it wasn’t until well after a conversation with a community leader named Joe—who started a downtown farmer’s market, worked on Uber-friendly legislation and is now building a giant mobile sauna—that I found out he was Burgum’s son.

Burgum said Great Plains employees focused on service and had a lot of humility and gratitude; he sees that today in the dozens of startups that employ Great Plains alumni. Like others, he told me that the region’s land and history play a role in today’s technology growth.

“Every farmer and rancher is an entrepreneur and tinkerer and inventor,” he said, “and there’s some of that DNA here. You wouldn’t have ended up here if you weren’t a risk-taker—moving your family from Sweden to a new land with no electricity and very little infrastructure.”

Shane Waslaski, president and CEO of Intelligent InSites, also grew up in the state and said the strong tech community in Fargo can be attributed to a pioneering spirit and an “altruistic desire to nourish each other.” Tenaciousness and perseverance are rooted in the heritage, he said.

From Prairie Den, Tehven and I walked around downtown, popping into offices and meetings unannounced and intercepting folks on Broadway and Roberts Street—as was his plan. I was reminded of the familiarity and ease with which students can have impromptu and rich conversations while walking across a college quad. Time and again, talking to Muehler and other entrepreneurs, I heard stories that made it easy to root for the underdog that is Fargo. I found a level of enthusiasm typically reserved for young political candidates offering hope and promising change. More than once, I saw someone get choked up talking about the place they call home.

We ran into Drew Spooner, a baby-faced serial entrepreneur who started the Hammock Initiative and speaks deadpan about the health benefits of swaying. He now has sponsors and a national following. Then we ran into the woman behind Unglued, a shop selling locally made crafts; and one of the brewers behind Fargo Brewing Company, which makes Wood Chipper India Pale Ale. Much of the day, Tehven, wearing jeans and flannel, walked around with a cup of coffee in his hand. He told me there’s a sense in Fargo that if you talk about something enough, it will become real—whether it’s a hammocking craze or a spontaneous tailgate party.

Among the challenges in a town with so much startup activity is making sure the entrepreneurs have enough support to get over the first-generation hump and maintain momentum even when the initial spotlight fades.

“In cities like San Francisco, Boston, New York, there’s a lot of experience and expertise,” said Miguel Danielson, another Emerging Prairie co-founder. “That’s great for entrepreneurs because it’s scary to do alone. So a lot of what we do at Emerging Prairie is try to bring these folks together.” He lovingly describes Fargo—remote, hundreds of miles from Minneapolis and Winnipeg—as a Gilligan’s Island of sorts. “You’re stuck with the folks you’ve got in the immediate vicinity, so you better be nice to them,” he said, adding that in a small place, he feels especially blessed when he finds others with common interests.

Danielson grew up in Fargo and left for college and Harvard Law School. If it weren’t for the startup culture—which is helping Midwestern communities fight brain drain–he may never have returned. After practicing in Cambridge for several years, he opened Danielson Legal in Fargo, specializing in technology law, and he created Fargo Startup House, where entrepreneurs can live for free.

In the next five years, Danielson predicts a more robust Fargo tech scene, with a few wild successes and some wild failures. When the city sees its first exit success story of this new era—someone who starts with nothing and ends up with hundreds of millions of dollars—he said that will be “one that looms in the minds of people forever.”

At the end of my day in Fargo, I returned to Prairie Den. Spooner was setting up hammocks for an evening event. An Emerging Prairie Tweet read, “We sway while we work.”

That night, I watched a video of Tehven’s TEDxFargo talk. He was speaking at the Fargo Civic Center in 2014, outside of which sits a stone slab with the Ten Commandments.

“The Coen brothers were wrong,” he told the audience. “It isn’t a place of barrenness. It isn’t a place of cold. It’s a place of the most amazing people in the world.”

The following week I had dinner back home with a friend who works in the technology industry, and I told him I thought he should move to Fargo. Yes, it’s a place that gets an average of 50 inches of snow a year, and it’s so cold that the bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But there’s a lot going on there, I told him. Shortly thereafter, I woke up from a dream in which I was on my way back to Fargo. In it, I was with someone—perhaps my tech friend—and felt a sense of urgency. Eager to find housing, I sped westward, not wanting to miss out.

Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub - Fortune.com

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $394,317   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $394,317 at its quarterly meeting Nov 19th at the Sleep Inn & Suites – North Convention Meeting Room in Minot.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance. 

The following requests were awarded: 
LL International, LLC (Bismarck) was awarded $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698. 

Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) were awarded $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052. 

Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) was awarded $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144. 

Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) was awarded $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757. 

NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848. 

Nick Mathern (Edgeley) was awarded $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102. 

The next APUC board hearing will be held February 18, 2016 in Fargo. Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1, 2016. 

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
 

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          Researchers say Treasure Worth Billions is Buried in North Dakota   
By Valley News Live
UND researchers are hunting for buried treasure in western North Dakota they say, is far more valuable than oil, coal and natural gas.

UND’s College of Engineering and Mines has received a federal grant, to retrieve Rare Earth Elements. Rare Earth Elements are found in western North Dakota coal and the ground that surrounds it.

Elements with names like Scandium metal and Terbium oxide can be worth hundreds of dollars a teaspoon, because they’re critical components in things we use every day.

Steve Benson, UND Engineering & Mines: “They’re used in a wide range of applications, ranging from the new batteries that are out, to components in wind turbines, to material in your cell phone.”

UND researchers now have a 900-thousand dollar grant to develop a method to commercially mine Rare Earth Elements.

The first step in the project will be trying to extract them from the stream of coal used to fire North Dakota power plants.

Steve Benson, UND Engineering & Mines: “Once we identify the best laboratory method, then we’ll build a skid mounted system we can take to a plant and test there.”

It’s research that has the potential to unlock billions of extra dollars into the State’s energy economy.

The United States currently needs to import Rare Earth Elements from China, despite the fact we have them in our own backyard.

Researchers say Treasure Worth Billions is Buried in North Dakota - Valley News Live

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          North Dakota Accepting Applications for Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today it is accepting applications for the newly announced $1.2 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership. Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on September 14, 2015 that North Dakota was among 20 states selected by the USDA to participate in the partnership.  

The program offers grants from the USDA to state-led efforts to test and evaluate innovative and comprehensive approaches to marketing higher biofuel blends, such as E15 and E85. 

“North Dakota is a leader in the availability of blended fuels,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This award from the USDA will help North Dakota build on the successful efforts that began years ago in our state to encourage greater access to biofuels at the pump. The end result is greater choice at the pump for consumers.” 

The USDA effort is intended to drive innovative public-private partnerships to have more comprehensive approaches to marketing higher ethanol blends, with the federal funds used to support the infrastructure and state/private resources used for other elements. 

In 2009, North Dakota initiated a statewide blended-fuel pump program that led to the installation of more than 200 pumps at 66 retail locations across the state. Over the life of the state’s program, the sale of ethanol-blended fuels increased 56 percent in North Dakota.
 
Additional information and details on the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Program is available at: http://www.communityservices.nd.gov/renewableenergyprograms/. 

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

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $489,317   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $489,317 at its quarterly meeting November 19th in Minot.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.

The following requests will be reviewed:
  •  LL International, LLC (Bismarck) is requesting $5,250 to identify markets for North Dakota commodities such as oilseeds, oilseed oils and pulse crops. It will also introduce new specialty crop products and uses for foreign markets. Contact Larry White at (701) 471-4698.
  • Tereza Kozubikova and Miroslv Sumbera (Bismarck) are requesting $119,500 to launch the state's first cold weather hardy grapevines nursery at Chateau Moravia. Contact Tereza Kozubikova at (701) 255-1052.
  • NDSU Department of Veterinary & Microbiological Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $74,787 to modify a first novel anti-microbial biomaterial. This modification will allow the biomaterial to be more effective against a broader range of pathogens. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at (701) 231-7848.
  • Amity Technology, LLC (Fargo) is requesting $162,000 to build a demonstration plant that can lead to the commercialization of a patented process which converts North Dakota agricultural waste into high value industrial chemicals. Contact Marc Ziesmann at (701) 237-2144.
  • Field of View, LLC (Grand Forks) is requesting $18,080 to develop a thermal aerial mapping payload that is equipped with a high-accuracy GPS receiver. Contact David Dvorak at (701) 203-3757.
  • Nick Mathern (Edgeley) is requesting $14,700 to produce a product to test moisture levels in cereal grains via a mobile application and reader which is compatible with smartphones. The device will calculate and display the amount of moisture as well as temperature of grain. Contact Nick Mathern at (701) 709-0102.
  • Agri Bio Systems LLC (Fargo) is requesting $95,000 to research and find value-added applications for agricultural waste streams. Contact Robert Ryan at 612-708-0361.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,762.229   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Venture Grants, one Research ND grant and one Research ND BIO grant totaling $1,762,229 at its meeting on October 21, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
NDSU Research Extension Center in Carrington in partnership with IntelinAir, Inc. was awarded $62,291 to use thermal infrared sensors mounted to a hexarotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to collect high-resolution imagery to determine the harvest readiness of crops in the field.
 
Research ND BIO
 
UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with Avianax, LLC was awarded $1,000,000 to develop anti-influenza A virus antibodies for the treatment of flu in poultry, dogs and humans using therapeutic goose antibodies.
 
 
Venture Grant Phase I
(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
 
NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to develop modified forms of silicon which are free of contaminants such as heavy metals and toxic nonmetals that can be used as sensors and diagnostic tools in commercial applications.
 
NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power.
 
NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to enable production of high value and high profit specialty polymers from vegetable oils. 
 
NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,995 to develop an improved prosthesis design that addresses the major limitations of current total ankle replacement approaches.
 
UND Computer Science was awarded $99,954 to develop a technology that will characterize the performance of in-process 3D printing.
 
UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop and commercialize a heart monitoring system using smartphones with no battery on the sensors side and no wire connection.
 
UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to demonstrate a proof-of-concept of wirelessly powering industrial sensors through radio frequency (RF) at a distance and prototyping a power reception module system for industrial sensors.
 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture Grant applications is November 20, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Bernstein Functions: Theory and Applications   

          Lt. Governor Wrigley Outlines the State of the UAS Industry in North Dakota at Annual Summit   
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today kicked off the 2015 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, welcoming leaders in aviation, business, and military to the 9th annual, three-day event. The summit will showcase the evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) while updating attendees on the current state of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.
 
“We are at the center of technological advancement in the unmanned aerial systems industry,” Wrigley said. “The stakeholders in North Dakota remain committed to creating an environment where private enterprise, public and private research organizations, and educational institutions can aggressively pursue new and exciting opportunities in the unmanned aerial systems industry.”
 
This year, the UAS Summit and Expo aims to combine the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities, offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities present in North Dakota.
 
Since 2013, under Dalrymple’s leadership, North Dakota has invested more than $30 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park, and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.
 
Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority in May 2013.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols, privacy safeguards, and UAS research and development opportunities. The authority has worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation, and to develop a test site operation that meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
 
The FAA selected North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites in December 2013, citing that North Dakota had a strong proposal, a stellar national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, and university research and development capabilities, along with a diverse climate and open airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site was also the nation’s first to be FAA certified in April 2014 as ready to begin the work of integrating UAS into the national airspace.
 
In February 2015, the U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials signed an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Technology Park. Northrop Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant in April 2015. Grand Sky is the first commercial UAS business and aviation park in the U.S. The park is under construction and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UAS development, testing and training, sensor technology development and data analysis, and management. It capitalizes on the expertise of regional academic institutions such as the University of North Dakota’s UAS Center of Excellence and Northland Community & Technical College’s UAS Maintenance Technician Program. Grand Sky’s facilities are expected to grow to over 1.2 million square feet and accommodate companies, educational institutions, government contractors, and public agencies involved in the UAS sectors.
 
Also in 2015, North Dakota celebrated landing its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian began manufacturing UAS and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
 
The FAA recently approved expanded operations of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to include night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

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          Commerce Awards Tribal College Grant to United Tribes Technical College for Workforce Development   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $356,909 tribal college grant for United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) located in Bismarck. The grant will support United Tribes Technical College’s efforts to its welding, heavy equipment and commercial driver’s license programs.
 
The Legislature authorized $3 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges. The grants support degree- or certificate-granting programs that qualify students to earn highly recruited jobs in the state. They also provide assistance to students to establish new businesses operating within North Dakota that will employ North Dakotans.
 
“The Tribal College Grant will greatly assist UTTC in establishment and development of programs of study that connect students to employment opportunities within the state of North Dakota,” Dr. Leander McDonald, President, United Tribes Technical College said. “UTTC also hopes to further enhance established partnerships with North Dakota Job Service, area employers, and workforce organizations.”
 
The Department of Commerce administers the grants through an application process. Recipients report back to the Department on several factors including expenditures, number of students assisted, graduation rates, new or improved training or other programs leading to a certificate or degree, job placement rates, rate of students assisted who seek further educational opportunities, and the number of jobs or businesses created.
 
“Tribal Colleges in North Dakota continue to serve a critical role across our state in providing education and training needed to fulfill their career goals,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This tribal college grant will increase the colleges’ ability to prepare students for our growing statewide economy.”
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Commerce Awards Tribal College Grant to Turtle Mountain Community College for Workforce Development   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $983,738 tribal college grant for Turtle Mountain Community College located in Belcourt, N.D. The grant will support Turtle Mountain Community College’s efforts to enhance their commercial driver license and construction equipment operator, welding and oil field operations programs.
 
The Legislature authorized $3 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges. The grants support degree- or certificate-granting programs that qualify students to earn highly recruited jobs in the state. They also provide assistance to students to establish new businesses operating within North Dakota that will employ North Dakotans.
 
"As President of TMCC and on behalf of our students and college community, I am very grateful and thankful to the N.D. Department of Commerce for awarding these funds to TMCC,” Turtle Mountain Community College President Jim Davis said. “We have found that the programs we are going to offer using these funds are the careers students want to pursue, and furthermore, what is needed to meet the workforce demands in North Dakota."
 
The Department of Commerce administers the grants through an application process. Recipients report back to the Department on several factors including expenditures, number of students assisted, graduation rates, new or improved training or other programs leading to a certificate or degree, job placement rates, rate of students assisted who seek further educational opportunities, and the number of jobs or businesses created.
 
“Tribal Colleges in North Dakota serve a critical role across our state in providing education and training needed to fulfill their career goals,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This tribal college grant will increase the colleges’ ability to prepare students for our growing statewide economy.”
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Commerce Awards Tribal College Grant to Sitting Bull College for Workforce Development   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced 959,462 Sitting Bull College located in Fort Yates, N.D. grant will support efforts to develop a basic and advanced heavy equipment operator program through the purchase of a fleet of equipment.
 
The Legislature authorized $3 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges. The grants support degree- or certificate-granting programs that qualify students to earn highly recruited jobs in the state.
 
“Sitting Bull College is extremely excited and appreciative to be awarded a tribal college grant in the amount of $959,462,” President of Sitting Bull College Laurel Vermillion, Ph.D.,  said. “The opportunity for our students to learn hands-on heavy equipment training will open career doors of opportunity as well as fill the need for heavy equipment operators within the state. It is a win-win for the state and our students.”
 
The Department of Commerce administers the grants through an application process. Recipients report back to the Department on several factors including expenditures, number of students assisted, graduation rates, new or improved training or other programs leading to a certificate or degree, job placement rates, rate of students assisted who seek further educational opportunities, and the number of jobs or businesses created.
 
“Tribal Colleges in North Dakota serve a critical role across our state in providing education and training needed to fulfill their career goals,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This tribal college grant will increase the colleges’ ability to prepare students for our growing statewide economy.”
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Commerce Awards Tribal College Grant to Cankdeska Cikana Community College for Workforce Development   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced an $828,929 tribal college grant for Cankdeska Cikana Community College located on the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation in Fort Totten, ND. The grant will support the College efforts to enhance their professional driver degree program, construction management program and the business development center.
 
The Legislature authorized $3 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges to support degree or certificate programs that qualify students to earn highly recruited jobs in the state. They also provide assistance to students to establish new businesses operating within North Dakota that will employ North Dakotans.
 
“This is a great investment for North Dakota but also a good example of positive collaboration for the improvement of lives in an area that is economically disadvantaged, stated Cynthia Lindquist, president of Cankdeska Cikana Community College.  “Education and training opportunities are investments for the future.” 
 
The Department of Commerce administers the grants through an application process. Recipients report back to the Department on several factors including expenditures, number of students assisted, graduation rates, new or improved training or other programs leading to a certificate or degree, job placement rates, rate of students assisted who seek further educational opportunities, and the number of jobs or businesses created.
 
“Tribal Colleges in North Dakota continue to serve a critical role across our state in providing education and training needed to fulfill their career goals,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This tribal college grant will increase the colleges’ ability to prepare students for our growing statewide economy.”
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Commerce Awards Tribal College Grant to Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College for Workforce Development   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced a $485,819 tribal college grant for Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College located in New Town, N.D. The grant will support efforts to develop an entrepreneurial center for students.
 
The Legislature authorized $3 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges. The grants support degree- or certificate-granting programs that qualify students to earn highly recruited jobs in the state. They also provide assistance to students to establish new businesses operating within North Dakota that will employ North Dakotans.
 
“Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is elated about receiving this grant, and we look forward to working with the ND Department of Commerce on this project,” Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College President Twyla Baker-Demaray, Ph.D. said. “Being located squarely in the heart of the Bakken and all of the development here, we are particularly enthusiastic about the possibilities for our community, our tribe, and our region.”
 
The Department of Commerce administers the grants through an application process. Recipients report back to the Department on several factors including expenditures, number of students assisted, graduation rates, new or improved training or other programs leading to a certificate or degree, job placement rates, rate of students assisted who seek further educational opportunities, and the number of jobs or businesses created.
 
“Tribal Colleges in North Dakota serve a critical role across our state in providing education and training needed to fulfill their career goals,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “This tribal college grant will increase the colleges’ ability to prepare students for our growing statewide economy.”
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com.

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          Dalrymple, Officials Celebrate Continued Development of Grand Sky UAS Park   
ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined local, state and military officials in celebrating several infrastructure projects critical to the development of the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park. Located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky is the nation’s first commercial UAS business park.
 
“By moving forward on these projects, we are laying the groundwork to establish Grand Sky as the premier destination for America’s growing UAS industry,” Dalrymple said. “North Dakota is on the cutting edge of the UAS industry and we’re committed to developing our expertise and assets into a national hub for UAS research, development, testing, training and operations.”
 
The state has committed about $13 million for infrastructure projects essential to Grand Sky’s development. Projects in various stages of completion at the 217-acre UAS park include roadway and sewer improvements; upgrades to a flight tarmac; the installation of data services, electricity and other utilities; and the construction of security infrastructure. In all, the state has invested more than $34 million to secure and develop one of only six national UAS test sites, to develop Grand Sky, and to support UAS research and innovation in North Dakota.
 
In April, aerospace giant Northrup Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant. Grand Sky officials said the state’s support will help attract other Grand Sky tenants and advance North Dakota’s position as a national hub for the UAS industry. Grand Sky will offer 1.2 million square feet of space to the UAS industry, including manufacturers, flight testing and training centers and data analysis.
 
Among those who joined Dalrymple to celebrate Grand Sky’s development projects were U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. William Bender, Sen. Ray Holmberg, Grand Forks Air Force Base Commander Col. Rodney Lewis, Grand Forks County Commissioner Tom Falck, Grand Sky Development President Thomas Swoyer and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and to develop a national UAS industry hub. Working toward those goals, some of the state’s notable achievements include:
  • May 2013 - Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, successfully worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation and to develop a test site operation that meets FAA certification.  The authority is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols,  privacy safeguards and UAS research and development opportunities. Former 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Commander Col. Robert Becklund serves as director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
  • December 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration selects North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites. The FAA cited North Dakota’s strong proposal, its national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, university research and development capabilities as well as the state’s diverse climate and open airspace
  • April 2014 - North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. 
  • February 2015 - The U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials sign an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park.
  • February 2015 - North Dakota lands its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian begin manufacturing unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
  • April 2015 - Northrop Grumman Corporation becomes Grand Sky’s anchor tenant.
  • August 2015 - The FAA approves expanded operations of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site to include night- flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization allows the industry greater access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA approved the COA application citing maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes developed by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.


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          Commerce Announces UAS Test Site Public Meeting   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce will host representatives from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a public meeting to discuss innovation and opportunities. The meeting will take place on September 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Conference Center in Grand Forks, ND.

FAA personnel will be present to participate in the discussion and answer questions. There is no cost to attend this meeting.

North Dakota has invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish Grand Sky and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry

Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration approved expanded operations of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site to include night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 

For additional information contact Brian Opp at the North Dakota Department of Commerce at (701) 328-5300 or by email at blopp@nd.gov.

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          Why The UAS Needs UAS Test Sites   
By UAS Magazine
The number of UAS operators or entities that have received regulatory approval to fly for-profit is impressive. Last week the FAA revealed that it had approved more than 1,000 commercial 333 exemptions, meaning more than 1,000 entities are now ready, willing or already flying UAVs for a commercial reason.

To reach the number, the FAA used a blanket approach to approve certificates of authorization—needed for every flight—that made it possible for any flight in the country below 200 feet, outside of restricted airspace (near airports, close to cities, etc.) immediately possible if the flight met those requirements. The FAA also used a summary grant process for issuing 333s—the economic greenlight needed to fly—that allowed more applicants to receive a 333 if their application matched or was similar to that of another previously awarded applicant that was granted an exemption.

The combination of blanket COAs and summary granted 333s has drastically changed the number of commercially operating UAV-linked entities. But, the numbers do not take away from the fact that the UAS industry still needs its test sites. Larger UAVs, especially those in the fixed wing category that are designed to fly for longer, carry more payload or even work in the delivery space, need to surpass the 200 foot flight height level in almost all cases. They also need massive airspaces, multiple miles long, not football fields long, to justify the time and investment required to get the platforms in the air in the first place.

Nearly every test site still has something major to offer the larger UAV firms, from airspace to runways to expertise that can’t be gained below 200 feet or through non-mentored trial and error. It can’t be any clearer to see just how important UAS test sites are than to look at the exciting announcement that came from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota this week. Robert Becklund, test site executive director told us earlier this year the announcement could be happening. The FAA has approved the site for night flights. It has also been approved for a blanket COA for flights above 200-feet. Both are firsts for the UAS industry. It will be amazing to see what happens at the NPTS following this announcement. It will also be interesting to see what stems from work at the other test sites one year from now. Certainly, it will become apparent that the test sites were and continue to be needed by industry.

Why The UAS Needs UAS Test Sites - UAS Magazine

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          Unmanned Aircraft Test Site Get OK For Night Flights    
By Grand Forks Herald
The flight of some unmanned aircraft is no longer limited to the daytime in North Dakota.

The Federal Aviation Administration has given aircraft operating in conjunction with the state's Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site permission to fly at night, officials announced Thursday.

"The addition of night flying opens up the opportunities for industry partners to test sensor payloads in all lighting conditions," said Robert Becklund, executive director of the test site.

Sensors carried by unmanned aircraft can include video cameras, thermal cameras and other technologies that can be used collect data. In turn, those data can be used for a variety of purposes across a number of industries, from analyzing crop conditions to inspecting buildings to searching for missing persons.

"(The UAS) industry is taking off before our eyes, and the fact that Grand Forks' test site is the first in the nation to perform research at night reinforces our state's position as a leader in this technology," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said in a statement Thursday.

The test site, which is headquartered in Grand Forks, also received approval to conduct testing throughout the entire state at altitudes higher than 200 feet.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement the expansion of flight times and locations will allow the test site to continue its excellence in testing and developing UAS technology.

"That means greater opportunities for our state's residents in this growing and vibrant industry," he added.

Previously, the site's certificate of authorization, a document stipulating conditions for legal UAS flight, covered about two-thirds of the state's airspace.

The FAA approved new COA application based on the site's maturity and its demonstrated safety and operational processes, a test site news release said.

North Dakota's site is the first of the FAA's six test sites to be entirely covered by a COA that includes airspace above 200 feet.

Unmanned Aircraft Test Site Get OK For Night Flights  - Grand Forks Herald

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          FAA Announces Expanded UAS Airspace and Night Flight Capabilities in North Dakota   
By ND Commerce
The Northern Plains (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the approval to expand operations and night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
 
“The addition of night flying opens up the opportunities for industry partners to test sensor payloads in all lighting conditions,” says Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
 
The Northern Plains UAS Test Site also received a COA that now makes the entire state available for testing at altitudes higher than the 200-foot blanket COA issued to FAA approved test sites. North Dakota is the first Test Site to be entirely covered by a COA that includes airspace above 200 feet for UAS testing.
 
The FAA recognizes the industry’s needs for safe and efficient access to the NAS to conduct the aeronautical research needed to safely integrate UAS ultimately enabling commercialization of their services. This Northern Plains UAS Test Site COA demonstrates the FAA’s commitment to the UAS industry as well as the capabilities of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 
 
For more information about the Northern Plains UAS Test Site or to inquire about gaining access to our airspace, go to NPUASTS.COM or call us at 701-777-6100.   

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $649,330   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research ND Grants totaling $649,333 at its meeting held on August 12, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following award requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
NDSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with Cyclops Technologies, Inc. was awarded $291,784 to develop and miniaturize a Through-the-Wall Sensor (TTWS) payload that can be operated from a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can be used by law enforcement and search and rescue teams. 

NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in partnership with Elbit systems of America, LLC was awarded $357,546 to collect crop data using infrared, thermal, color and multi-spectral sensors on both large and small UAS. This data will then be compared to available satellite imagery and ground data collected using similar sensors. The analysis will be done by NDSU’s Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST). 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO, and Venture Grant applications is August 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com. 

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          NDSU Using Sensors to Identify Weed Infestations   
By North Dakota Ag
North Dakota State University researchers have received a grant to demonstrate the use of electronic sensors to identify weed infestations in cropland remotely.

The project will identify which weeds are infesting specific crops, which parts of fields the weeds are infesting and the degree of the weed problem.

"Crop producers and crop consultants need to identify specific weed infestations growing in various crop fields to implement effective weed management regimes," says NDSU Extension Service agricultural machine systems specialist John Nowatzki, the lead investigator on this project.

Nowatzki, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department Chair Sreekala Bajwa and Extension weed specialist Rich Zollinger have teamed up with Kris Poulson, Casselton-area agricultural producer and consultant, and agricultural lead for Sentera LLC in North Dakota, for the project.

Sentera, a company based in Shakopee, Minn., that designs sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and software technologies for a variety of uses, is the private- sector partner on this project. Company personnel will provide hardware and software engineering support for data collection and imagery processing.

The North Dakota Department of Commerce awarded an $85,500 Research ND grant for the weed project.

Project personnel are using an NDSU hand-held radio spectrometer and color, thermal and infrared sensors to measure light reflectance, intensity and color of weeds growing in NDSU greenhouses. They'll use the same hand-held sensor to collect data throughout the 2015 growing season in outdoor plot and field weed patches at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center and Prosper Research Site.

Researchers also are using commercial sensors designed for manned and unmanned aircraft to collect reflectance values on the same greenhouse, plot and field weeds. The researchers will correlate the data from the commercial sensors and hand-held spectrometer, then publish and share the results with commercial agribusinesses and crop producers for use in their operations.

The weeds they are identifying are kochia, wild buckwheat, green foxtail, wild oats and Canada thistle.

The researchers also are monitoring NDSU research fields and commercial crop fields on the ground to identify the weeds growing in each one. They'll monitor each field every other week with sensors and cameras to demonstrate the effectiveness of imagery in weed identification. They will use computer analysis software to establish positive identification.

This research will help producers spot weed problems early in the growing season so they can select the proper herbicide and get it applied on the crop.

"Earlier herbicide application results in reduced weed competition with the growing crops and correlates with higher yields," Nowatzki says.

Project results will be incorporated into NDSU Extension programs focused on helping producers and crop consultants use sensors to enhance their business activities. The information learned from this project also will be shared at a project field day.

NDSU Using Sensors to Identify Weed Infestations - North Dakota Ag

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $495,676   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $495,676 at its quarterly meeting July 21st at the Rough Riders Hotel & Conference Center in Medora.

APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses forNorth Dakota agricultural products. The grants 
can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, 
nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:

Bektrom Foods Inc. (Cando) was awarded $200,000 to market over 250 items in North Dakota. Funds will be used to maintain and seek new customers; travel to showcase/trade shows and new product development. Contact Shannon Erickson at (701) 799-3295.
 
Dakota Specialty Milling Inc. (Fargo) was awarded $200,000 to expand production capacity and increase its advertising and marketing efforts. Funds will be used for sales and marketing of current and new products and preliminary research and pre-construction requirements to expand production facilities. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656.

The following projects were awarded funding with contingencies:
 
NDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $43,260 to examine changes in nutrition of pregnant cows as to how it affects offspring outcomes. This component of the experiment covers hormone and metabolite analysis of cows and calves and will provide basic information as to how maternal nutrition influences nutritional and hormonal status. Contact Dr. Kendall Swanson at (701) 231-6502.
 
BisMan Community Food Cooperative (Bismarck) was awarded $52,416 to open a full-scale, member-owned retail grocery store in early 2016. The funding will be used to establish and build new vendor agreements with small to mid-sized farmers; implement the pre-opening marketing to continue to grow membership numbers and build awareness; and educational programming within the store. Contact Heidi Demars at (701) 595-1263.
 
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held November 19, 2015 in Minot. Applications for the November meeting must be received by October 1, 2015.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at http://www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $864,368   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for three Research ND Grants totaling $864,368 at its meeting held on June 23, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following award requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • UND Department of Computer Science in partnership with FedEx was awarded $314,368 to use its high performance computing capacity and aviation management expertise to develop software with FedEx that will increase efficiencies in its loading, unloading and flight operations. 
  • UND Energy and Environmental Research Center in partnership with Accelergy Corporation was awarded $250,000 to develop methods to convert vegetable oils to waxes, lubricants, transformer fluids, and low-toxicity drilling fluids. These products will be both environmentally friendly and produced from North Dakota products. 
  • UND Regional Weather Information Center in partnership with Exelis, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to develop techniques, devices, and methods to aid in risk and safety assessment for performing beyond-visual-line-of-sight UAS operations. 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO, and Venture Grant applications is August 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota Tourism offers $750,000 Grant for New Tourism Infrastructure Development   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
North Dakota Tourism is offering grants to develop new tourism attractions that can bring more visitors to North Dakota. This program is made possible by a one-time $750,000 appropriation from the 2015 North Dakota legislative session. Applications must be received at North Dakota Tourism by Thursday, October 1, 2015.
 
The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program’s purpose is to fund new tourism operations capable of attracting visitors from outside of North Dakota for at least one overnight stay. Funds can be used for building new visitor attractions, major expansions, offering a new experience or supporting services for visitors. Funds cannot be used for marketing or ongoing operating expenses.
 
“This grant program is an investment in North Dakota’s tourism infrastructure that will not only increase the legendary experiences we offer our visitors, but will ultimately create new wealth by attracting more visitors who will stay longer and spend more of their money here,” said Sara Otte Coleman, director of North Dakota Tourism.
 
Elements that make a project a strong candidate for consideration:  
  • Projects that clearly demonstrate their role as a tourism and recreation attraction in their community and region, as well as the benefits the project will provide through maintaining or expanding this visitor attraction.        
  • All project funding is in place and grant funding will complete a project rather than provide “seed money” to start a project.
  • The demand for the tourism-related project is clearly demonstrated through research and analysis.
  • All infrastructure needs are important and each application is judged on its own merit. Projects that offer unique or in-demand experiences and have the ability to attract and retain out-of-state visitors will score higher. 
The 2016 Tourism Infrastructure Grant Program is a matching grant, requiring the sponsor to provide one dollar for every one dollar of grant money being requested. Matching dollars cannot be from other State of North Dakota grants.
 
Requirements for the matching dollars include:
  • The match must be an actual money investment; in-kind services will not be considered part of the match amount.
  • Money that has been put toward the project in the current and previous fiscal year may be considered as part of the hard match but must include documented verification.
  • Due to the timeframe of this program, pledges will not be considered part of the cash match. 
The grant-eligible portion of the project must be completed by June 1, 2017. Under certain circumstances, a project may be funded if the construction has begun, a final construction schedule has been approved, and all construction projects are signed.
 
More details about the grant program and applications can be found at: NDtourism.com.
 
Applications must be received at North Dakota Tourism by Thursday, October 1, 2015. For more information or questions, contact Dean Ihla with North Tourism at 800-435-5663 or dihla@nd.gov

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          There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California   
By MW Market Watch
The “Silicon Valley of drones” is taking shape in a place you probably wouldn’t expect.

With the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program, it makes sense that North Dakota would be the place for drone technology to spread its wings, and it’s now expanding at an unprecedented rate.

The U.S. has previously been circumspect about allowing companies to commercialize drones; murky rulings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the haphazard enforcement of laws have made it challenging for drone companies to operate in the U.S. — so challenging, in fact, that many operators, including Amazon Prime Air, have expressed an intention to leave the U.S. to work in other countries.

But it’s a different story in North Dakota.

This summer, the nation’s first unmanned airport, the Grand Sky Development Park, opens at the state’s Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project, which has 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office and data space, is being developed by Grand Sky Development Co. A runway will allow for traditional and vertical takeoffs by drones.

The airport is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs by its 2016 completion, including 1,000 permanent jobs on site, 1,000 jobs around the community and 1,000 jobs outside the state, said Tom Swoyer, the project’s developer. Pilots would be able to control drones launching at the site from anywhere in the world.

“It’s going to touch a lot of places,” Swoyer said. “A pilot could be in Southern California and pilot the plane launched from North Dakota.”

It’s an appealing proposition for companies like Northrop Grumman NOC, -0.62%  , which has signed on as the site’s anchor tenant but has its aerospace-systems headquarters in Redondo Beach, Calif.

North Dakota committed $5 million to help bring infrastructure to the site as part of its 2015-17 executive budget and another $7.5 million in grants for runway improvements. With the project expected to cost about $25 million in total, the balance will be covered by private investment, said Swoyer.

“This project evolved here in North Dakota with the right combination of political will and an economy that was growing,” Swoyer said. “It’s a state that is investing in the industry. It’s a community willing to raise their hands and say, ‘Let’s try something completely different.’ ”

A community ‘all focused on unmanned aviation’
In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) considered closing the Air Force base.

“Our performance and safety record in fighter aircraft was unprecedented, but despite that our aircraft were getting old and weren’t going to get replaced,” said Robert Becklund, then commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard.

To avoid a drastic action by BRAC, the base made a bold move — replacing its KC-135 Stratotankers with drones.

“This was a dramatic change going from a single-seat manned fighter aircraft to unmanned aircraft,” Becklund said. “But it was the right thing to do for the nation.”

The base is now the site of the Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator drone aircraft.

At about the same time, the University of North Dakota established a “center of excellence” for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in unmanned aviation. Five students received degrees in 2011, the program’s first graduating class. Today, more than 100 students are enrolled, and the program is one of more than 30 similar degree programs at universities throughout the country.

“We have academia, our military, the Department of Homeland Security and industries in the region all focused on unmanned aviation,” Becklund said.

In 2014, North Dakota was one of six states allowed to develop a test site for commercial drone applications: the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. The site is part of an FAA program looking toward the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into airspace.

North Dakota’s test site was the first to earn operational designation from the FAA and the first to fly under the agreement. The site covers more than half the state, boasting 45,000 square miles of authorized airspace — the largest such volume of any single state.

“If North Dakota hadn’t been selected as a test site, I would have questioned our country’s decision making,” said Becklund, who now serves as the executive director of the test site.

The state budget allocated $4.2 million in its 2015-17 budget for operating the test site. Of that, $1.2 million goes directly to drone companies in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for those opting to partner with one of North Dakota’s research universities on a project. A related but separate program, Research North Dakota, provides up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified firms.

But there’s a catch. For major companies to fly at the test site, they have to lease their unmanned aircraft to the site so that they can fly under public domain. That caveat is what may have driven companies like Amazon to explore drone-delivery testing outside of the U.S.

“There is no way these companies will lease their airplanes to us,” Becklund said. “It’s a proprietary machine. Any company developing their own aircraft will not lease that to anyone outside their company.”

That restriction has posed a major problem for test sites trying to attract corporate research.

“The FAA says they are here to support industry, but to [participate at a test site] companies have to lease their aircraft to us,” Becklund said.

Companies could get around the requirement by applying for an experimental certification, but that still restricts them to research — not commercial — applications.

A vibrant startup scene
Despite the challenges, other (often smaller) drone companies benefit from the test site.

Most of those companies are based in Fargo, a city that entrepreneurs say bursts with an energy that’s akin to that of the startup scene in San Francisco. But this scene is dominated by drone-based industries.

“We’re becoming a robust startup community,” said North Dakota’s lieutenant governor, Drew Wrigley. “They are the geek squad over in Fargo. You’ve got technical companies and young, energetic entrepreneurs.”

Appareo Systems builds flight-data recorders and ADS-B, a type of aircraft tracking system. Since 2001, that startup has worked on a project in partnership with NASA and the University of North Dakota to build, design and manufacture the ADS-B equipping the airplanes.

Another company, Packet Digital, combines high-speed power electronics with advancements in solar to double drone flight times. The ultimate goal is to provide drones with unlimited flight.

“Once you extend flight time, you open up the possibility of many more types of applications and uses for drones,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s CEO. Those applications could include agriculture, allowing farmers to fly drones over farmland to monitor their crops.

And as more drones fill the airspace, there’s a company working on technology that gives pilots situational awareness of other drones in the area. Botlink allows operators to control a drone from a tablet and detect other drones flying nearby.

The company was founded by Shawn Muehler. He’s the guy behind DroneFocus, a meet-up group in Fargo that grew to 50 members, including Becklund, local startups and public officials. “We’re bringing the government, the private sector, the commercial side together to cut through the red tape,” Muehler said. “It’s the only meet-up where we get every industry player in one room.” Lt. Gov. Wrigley has been known to attend.

Indicative of the group’s attitude, the whole thing is organized through Meetup.com. That means anyone is welcome; you just click a button to join. When the group huddles, the gathering feels more like a block party than a rigid policy meeting with a strict agenda, according to attendees.

“We just have a different personality out here,” Muehler said. “It’s not about how we can beat our competitors. It’s how we can help each other out to propel this industry forward.”

North Dakota’s drone sector has already blown away industry predictions. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released an economic report in 2013 (before North Dakota was chosen as a test site) predicting the economic impact of drone integration in the U.S. The data were based on airspace activity at the time the report was created.

They forecast that between 2015 and 2017, California’s drone industry would have the largest economic impact in terms of dollars, and North Dakota’s would have the third lowest.

North Dakota’s Department of Commerce revised those predictions in 2013 based on the assumption that the state would become a test site. Its data showed that North Dakota would have the greatest percentage of drone-related jobs (relative to population) of any state.

“Obviously, California has a number of aerospace companies as well as companies that develop sensors, payloads, software and a variety of different products that fit within this industry,” said Paul Lucy, a director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “They underestimated the potential for companies to come here and do R&D work with our test site.”

Still, Becklund doesn’t believe North Dakota is a complete replacement for Silicon Valley, he said. There just aren’t enough people working in engineering and technology to fill jobs in a state that already has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, he said. North Dakota’s unemployment rate in May was 3.1% versus the national average of 5.5%.

“But if those engineers who developed the technologies in Silicon Valley are looking for a place with a low cost of living, a highly educated workforce and a cooperative community — whether that’s the government or financially — probably this is the best place to do that,” he said.

But even if the jobs get filled, there’s still the issue of funding.

“We can’t get funding because the people in the state tend to be fiscally conservative,” Botlink’s Muehler said. His company received $500,000 in seed funding from local investors. But that’s a paltry figure if the state is going to compete with such venture-backed Silicon Valley drone startups as Airware, which has raised over $40 million in five funding rounds, or 3D Robotics, which has more than $100 million in venture capital.

“We’ve been searching for Series A on a local level because we want to keep the money in the state, so we’re looking for funding sources within North Dakota,” said Muehler.

But where these startups lack private capital, the state is trying to foot the bill. Since 2006, North Dakota has allocated $32.5 million in grant funding to companies interested in commercial drone development through 2017. In addition, the state’s Research North Dakota program offers $5 million biannually in grants from research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through state universities.

Those business incentives have drawn companies from around the U.S. to the state. Florida-based drone manufacturer Altvavian announced in February a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture drones at a plant in North Dakota, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Wrigley said he sees his state as the Silicon Valley of drones. “People look to North Dakota and say they want to emulate this,” the lieutenant governor said. “We’re blessed with the natural conditions that make it easy to expand drone technology, industries that are keen to tie in UAS technology — and on top of that you have people passionate for aviation and emerging technologies. It’s a part of our pioneering culture.”

There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California - MW Market Watch

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $461,110   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for nine projects totaling $461,110 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance
 
The following requests were awarded: 
  • Buffalo Creek Bodyworks (Granville) was awarded $12,105 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose. Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
  • Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres (Carrington) was awarded $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostlie at (701) 285-3344.  
  • Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) was awarded $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes. Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
  • Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) was awarded $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049. 
  • Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) was awarded $57,500 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
  • Midwest Malting (Bismarck) was awarded $72,270 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Donovan Stober at 701-426-2295.
The following projects were awarded full funding with contingencies:
  • Farmtastic Heritage Foods (Rugby) was awarded $53,445 to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537. 
  • NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $30,510 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota. Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473. 
  • Altavian, Inc. (Grand Forks) was awarded $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
The next APUC board hearing will be held July 21, 2015 in Medora. Applications for the July meeting must be received by July 1, 2015. 
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Wrigley, ComDel Mark Completion of First Unmanned Aerial System Built in North Dakota    
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined employees at Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation, Inc. to celebrate the completion of the first unmanned aircraft manufactured in North Dakota. 
 
“Hats off to the great employees at ComDel Innovation for successfully manufacturing the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system,” Wrigley said.  “ComDel’s success represents another milestone in our continuing work to grow North Dakota’s UAS industry and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.
 
“By working together in North Dakota, we have also established the nation’s first UAS business park as well as the nation’s first certified UAS test site,” Wrigley said.  “With every advancement we make, North Dakota becomes even better positioned to attract more UAS-related investment and jobs; to lead the nation’s quest for the safe integration of the technologies; and to further diversify our state economy.”
 
In February, Gov. Dalrymple joined executives from ComDel Innovation. and Florida-based Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 
“We are excited to be working with Altavian and to play a role in moving North Dakota’s UAS industry forward,” ComDel Innovation President Jim Albrecht said. “At ComDel Innovation, our expertise in high-tech, high-precision manufacturing is a great fit for the UAS industry and we look forward to the opportunities ahead.”
 
Depending on sales, Albrecht estimates that an additional 10 to 20 employees may be added at ComDel to manufacture unmanned aerial systems at its Wahpeton plant.

ComDel Innovation is a precision manufacturer that integrates all aspects of product development. ComDel’s manufacturing services include precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing.
 
At ComDel Innovation Friday, Altavian founder and CEO John Perry presented the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system to Fargo Air Museum officials, a donation to mark the milestone.
 
Altavian COO Thomas Rambo said his company is in the process of hiring a few local employees to help manage the partnership.  Rambo said Altavian is also pursuing opportunities to partner with the Northern Plains FAA UAS Test Site.

Based in Gainesville, Fla., Altavian provides unmanned aerial systems and associated data collection services with applications in the fields of precision agriculture, infrastructure analysis, natural resource management and conservation for government, commercial and research-based customers.
 
Others who joined Wrigley today at ComDel Innovation included Albrecht, Perry, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, Wahpeton Mayor Meryl Hansey and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota, to develop the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.

In May 2013, Dalrymple formed the six-member Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority (NPUASA) which was successful in landing one of only six national UAS test site designations approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The NPUASA is chaired by Lt. Gov. Wrigley.
 
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  The state has invested more than $20 million to establish a national UAS test site; to support the development of Grand Sky, a UAS and aviation park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and to advance UAS research and development.

Last month, aerospace giant Northrop Grumman signed a lease to become an anchor tenant at the Grand Sky UAS park located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $495,529   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for ten projects totaling $495,529.45 at its quarterly meeting May 21st at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Anna Stassens (Granville), co-owner of Buffalo Creek Bodyworks, is requesting $12,105.45 to develop Buffalo Creek Orchards on two acres of land. The orchard will grow four species of organic apples and three species of organic raspberries. The harvest will be sold at farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants and through the produce distribution food hub in Anamoose.  Contact Anna Stassens at (360) 852-6702.
 
Lindsay Ostlie (Carrington), co-owner of Ostlie's Sunny Side Acres, is requesting $25,000 to plant a half acre of hops and for the establishment of a small hops processing facility on their existing farm. The facility will enable Sunny Side Acres to pellet, package and market locally grown hops, thereby meeting increasing demands from the growing micro-brewing industry in North Dakota. Contact Lindsay Ostile at (701) 285-3344.
 
Mirek Petrovic (Rugby), co-owner of Very Berry Patch U-Pick, is requesting $53,445 to create The Farm-tastic Food Hub in an attempt to aggregate and distribute fresh produce from small growers throughout North Dakota. Contact Mirek Petrovic at (701) 542-2537.
 
Bison Compost, LLP (Leeds) is requesting $135,100 to further develop a North Dakota-based bison manure compost business that produces and sells antibiotic and hormone-free product in various sizes.  Contact Judy Duenow at (701) 466-2216.
 
Bowdon Meat Processing Cooperative (Bowdon) is requesting $16,380 to support marketing efforts and to pay for a refrigerated trailer. The company intends to work with AdFarm to develop and implement a go-to-market strategy to diversify operations beyond custom slaughter. Contact Robert Martin at (701) 356-1049.
 
Prairie Roots Food Cooperative (Fargo) is requesting $59,325 to open a full-line retail food cooperative in Fargo to offer local farmers an opportunity to sell their yields. APUC funds will pay for a general manager and a marketing consultant to specialize in local food marketing prior to the store opening and during the first months of operation. Contact Tim Mathern at (701) 476-7825.
 
Altavian Inc (Grand Forks) is requesting $58,800 to partner with the Unmanned Applications Institute (UAI), in conjunction with the corn, soybean, potato and dry bean growers associations, to conduct research as to the use unmanned aerial systems. This will include monitoring crop/plant stands, disease and invasive species identification and potential water deficiencies of corn soybeans, potatoes and dry beans. Contact Thomas Rambo at (855) 325-8284.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $30,510 to conduct research to develop new formulations of plant growing media using Dakota Peat and to test the performance of newly developed mixes on growing floricultural crops, as well as other horticultural crops for mass market. Contact Chiwon Lee at (701) 231-8062.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $44,366 to introduce 20 raspberry cultivars that show certain winter hardiness to North Dakota.  Contact Wenhao Dai at (701) 231-8473.
 
Midwest Malting (Bismarck) is requesting $60,498 to start a craft malting company in North Dakota, a state where numerous varieties of barley are produced. Contact Jared Stober at (701) 595-3388.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,729,103   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Research ND Grant totaling $1,729,103 at its meeting held April 16, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND 
  • UND Energy & Environmental Research Center in partnership with FuelCell Energy, Inc. was awarded $150,000 to work on the development of a new electrocatalyst for direct gas-to-liquid conversion of methane gas to methanol. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with Laserlith Corporation was awarded $297,832 to develop a revolutionary power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power. 
  • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with PCL Construction was awarded $145,771 to minimize the amount of labor required to collect important construction site data using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). 
  • NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering in partnership with SmartC2, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to research and develop improvements to light aviation management software that will integrate billing, scheduling, deployment, maintenance and other needs that are currently handled either by paper based work or different software solutions that are not integrated. 
  • NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in partnership with Sentera was awarded $85,500 to identify weed infestations using sensors on unmanned aerial systems. 
  • UND Tech Accelerator (or) Division of Research & Economic Development in partnership with EdgeData, LLC was awarded $450,000 to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with high resolution cameras to inspect wind towers and turbines. 
  • NDSU Agribusiness & Applied Economics in partnership with Sentera was awarded $300,000 to use GPS-enabled sensors mounted on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to could conduct rapid mapping of sub-field variations of crop health and provide a prescriptive remedies for problem areas. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is May 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Impact Dakota Announces Lean Product Development Workshop   
By ND Commerce
Impact Dakota will host two lean product development workshops May 4 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. The workshop is open to company owners, chief executive officers, presidents and engineering managers
 
The workshops will focus on “Lean Product Development”, providing companies with innovative ways to design and produce products for market. The workshops will also teach participants how to integrate lean tools with product development in their company.
 
“This workshop gets company leaders engaged in examining their product development activities and process through ten “lenses” of best-in-class Lean Product Development methods,” Tony Richards, CEO of Impact Dakota said. “Participants will leave the conference with a number of Lean Product Development tools that can help their company,”
 
Registration is available online now by visiting www.impactdakota.com or by contacting
Dan Halverson, Impact Dakota at 701-328-5472 or danh@impactdakota.com. Cost for the workshop is $99.
 
Ed Maier, a product development expert, will lead the workshop. Maier is a Certified Lean Product Development Master Instructor, an Innovation Engineering “Trained Brain”, Business Growth Coach and Systematic Inventive Thinking Method Coach. He also has extensive training in Technology Driven Market Intelligence and Technology Scouting methods.
 
Lean Product Development is the application of lean principles to product development. Lean Product Development speeds the time to market by eliminating the root causes of time-consuming and expensive design changes. In reducing the time, Lean Product Development also helps reduce the costs and risks involved in product development.
 
About Impact Dakota
Impact Dakota was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping companies improve business results through continuous improvement, innovation, and the development of people. The success of Impact Dakota is measured by the benefits and impacts realized by the companies served. Through an independent 3rd party project follow-up process, companies have reported $459M in benefits and impacts and 2,733 jobs created or retained from 678 improvement projects.
 
Impact Dakota is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership – the nation’s largest business assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing and related industries. For more information, visit www.impactdakota.com.

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          Roar of Bombers Replaced by Drone Buzz in North Dakota   
By ABC News
The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.

Construction on the Grand Sky grounds won't likely begin until May, but national and international companies are jockeying for position in the 1.2 million-square-foot park that sits near the former alert pad where bombers and tankers were poised for takeoff on a moment's notice.

North Dakota is one six sites around the country testing unmanned aircraft, for which some Americans have lingering concerns about privacy and safety. The new park's tenants are likely to be researching and developing drones for a host of applications — farming, law enforcement, energy, infrastructure management, public safety, coastal security, military training, search and rescue and disaster response.

Defense technology giant Northrop Grumman, based in Falls Church, Virginia, has already signed a letter of intent to anchor the park and more big names are likely to follow suit, Grand Sky Development President Tom Swoyer said. He added he met with representatives from two prospective companies last week, including a "household name in the unmanned system industry" that he would not identify.

"Companies in the industry are starting to take notice," Swoyer said. "We're getting a lot of input."

One company looking to get into the ground floor of Grand Sky is Smart C2, a fledgling software business that picked North Dakota for its home base because of the state's commitment to unmanned aircraft. Stuart Rudolph, company president and CEO, said the park will have all the key players in one space.

"Grand Sky is going to be the melting pot," Rudolph said. He noted other favorable factors, such as access to talent at the base, University of North Dakota aerospace school and a nearby technical school; government support; private equity financing and lots of airspace.

The possibility of competitors locating under the same roof also is a good thing, Rudolph said.

"This is too young of an industry to worry about your competition," he said. "We're investing in North Dakota because we think this is where the right people are going to come together to solve the problems of the United States."

Not everyone is as optimistic about the future of drones. An Associated Press poll conducted in December showed that 33 percent of Americans oppose using drones to monitor or spray crops, while another third support it. Only 27 percent favor using drones for aerial photography.

Even so, the park is expected to bring thousands of jobs to this part of northeastern North Dakota, a boon given that that the number of airmen at the Grand Forks base has dropped since its mission was changed to unmanned aircraft.

The base had housed heavy bombing operations for more than 30 years and refueling tankers for 50 years. The last B-1B Lancer departed the facility in 1994, and the final tankers left in 2010. Since 2006, the number of airmen at base has decreased from 2,450 to about 1,300, while the number of base employees has declined from more than 3,000 to about 1,000.

Swoyer estimates that up to about 3,000 workers could be hired overall — 500 to 1,000 people on campus, the same amount by companies that support the park and another 500 to 1,000 who visit for training or research and development.

The facility will have space for hangars, offices, shops, laboratories and data centers. It's also the first commercial park where manned and unmanned aircraft can take off from the same place, Swoyer said.

"Hopefully we will start hearing the roar of unmanned jet engines coming into the Grand Forks Air Force Base," he said. "Only they will be turning right at the end of the runway (toward Grand Sky) rather than left (toward the base)."

 

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           Quasi-optical Millimetre-wave Imaging with Bio-medical Applications    
Lanigan, W. and Murphy, J.A. and May, R. and Mahon, R. and McAulay, I. and Markham, Charles and Humphries, K. and Ward, Tomas and Withington, S. (2005) Quasi-optical Millimetre-wave Imaging with Bio-medical Applications. In: IRMMW-THz 2005. The Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, 2005. IEEE, pp. 361-362. ISBN 0780393481
          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $320,394.00   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $320,394.00 at its quarterly meeting February 19th at the North Dakota Department of Commerce in Bismarck.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Fluffy Fields Vineyard (Dickinson) was awarded $61,050 to seek new markets by expanding crop production to a full-service winery to promote locally bottled wine, tourism and events. Contact Kevin Kinzel at (701) 483-2242.
 
Pembina/Walsh County Livestock Processing Committee (Grafton) was awarded $35,170 for consultant and legal fees related to fundraising and the construction process for the design, procurement and placement of equipment for the establishment of a multi-species slaughter and processing facility to provide custom meat processing services to area livestock producers and plant processed meat products to the public. Contact Julius Wangler at (701) 360-1000.
 
Giant Snacks. Inc. (Wahpeton) was awarded $150,000 to expand marketing efforts of new products and grow their brand into new territories including California, Texas and Mexico.  Contact Robert Schuler at (701) 672-1330.
 
Red Barn & Berry Farm (Kindred) was awarded $26,250 to expand operations and open for “Red Barn Weddings” and other events by completing Phase II of their remodeling plan. Contact Chris Gehrig at (701) 238-0570.
 
The following project was awarded full funding with contingencies:
NDSU Dept. of Animal & Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $47,924 to hire a graduate student for the research and monitoring of hematocrit levels of dairy heifers and cows during the estrous cycle and pregnancy for the development of an on-farm test to be designed and commercialized.  Contact Kimberly Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held May 21, 2015 in Washburn.  Applications for the May meeting must be received by April 1, 2015.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by
March 1, 2015.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.  For additional information, please visit www.NDAPUC.com.

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          North Dakota Lands Its First UAS Manufacturing Venture   
by ND Governor
0IMG_4928.JPGGov. Jack Dalrymple today joined executives from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 
“This partnership represents another important step in our ongoing work to grow North Dakota’s UAS industry and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development,” Dalrymple said. “The UAS industry holds great promise with boundless opportunities for future applications.  As one of only six national test sites, North Dakota is well positioned to attract UAS-related investment and jobs, to lead the nation’s quest for the safe integration of the technologies and to further diversify our state economy in the process.”
 
Dalrymple and ComDel Innovation President Jim Albrecht announced ComDel’s UAS partnership with Florida-based Altavian during a news conference today at the state Capitol in Bismarck. They were joined by Thomas Rambo, COO of Altavian. Based in Gainesville, Fla., Altavian provides unmanned aerial systems and associated data collection services with applications in the fields of precision agriculture, infrastructure analysis, natural resource management and conservation for government, commercial and research-based customers.

“We are excited to be working with Altavian and doing our part to help round out North Dakota’s offerings to the UAS industry,” Albrecht said. “We look forward to moving the relationship forward and seeing what is in store for UAS technology in North Dakota.”

Depending on sales, Albrecht estimates an additional 10 to 20 employees may be added to work on this project during the next two years.  Altavian plans to hire a few employees from the local community to help manage the partnership.

ComDel Innovation is a precision manufacturer that integrates all aspects of product development. ComDel’s manufacturing services include precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing.
 
“North Dakota is presenting Altavian with the opportunity to grow in a number of ways including an opportunity to refine and scale our manufacturing process, to engage the universities and corporations with research and development and to expand our market presence,” Rambo said.  “The opportunity to partner with Research North Dakota and the Northern Plains FAA UAS Test Site will strengthen the UAS industry in the state. Altavian is fully committed to thrive in North Dakota. The first aircraft coming off the line at ComDel are slated to remain in North Dakota at research institutions and North Dakota based companies.”

Gov. Dalrymple led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.
 
n May 2013, Dalrymple formed the six-member Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority (NPUASA) which was successful in landing one of only six national UAS test site designations approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The NPUASA is chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley.
 
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  The state has invested more than $20 million to establish a national UAS test site; to support the development of Grand Sky, a UAS and aviation park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and to advance UAS research and development.
 

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          FAA Announces Expanded UAS Airspace in North Dakota    
by ND Commerce
The Northern Plains (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in collaboration with the Federal Aviation npuasts_bat.jpgAdministration (FAA) announces the approval to expand operations throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
 
“This is a perfect example of how we, working together with the FAA, have made North Dakota a premier location for industry to conduct research related to UAS,” Robert Becklund, Executive Director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
 
This Northern Plains UAS Test Site COA milestone allows the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to offer industry partners increased airspace access to meet their research objectives. This streamlined process for integration of new users will further enhance the capabilities of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site while advancing the FAA’s ability to collect the operational data needed for NAS integration.
 
Operationally within the approved airspace volume, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site will individually activate defined operational areas within this COA based on industry needs. These defined operational areas will follow the existing notification processes, which include utilization of the FAA’s Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) system, community outreach and scheduling directly with local airspace users.  All flight operations will be conducted by FAA-rated pilots and under Visual Flight Rules. 
 
The FAA recognizes the industry’s needs for safe and efficient access to the NAS to conduct the aeronautical research needed to safely integrate UAS for ultimately enabling commercialization of their services. This Northern Plains UAS Test Site COA demonstrates the FAA’s commitment to the UAS industry as well as the capabilities of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 
 
For more information about the Northern Plains UAS Test Site or to inquire about gaining access to our airspace, go to NPUASTS.COM or call us at 701-777-6100.  
 
 
 
 

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          No Bust Seen as Dakota Oil Firms Keep Staff Amid Price Drop    
By Bloomberg Business
A plunge in global energy prices that has put some North Dakota oil rigs in a deep freeze has yet to chill the state’s hiring climate.

By almost any metric -- the jobless rate, payrolls, claims for unemployment benefits -- there is scant evidence to indicate the state at the epicenter of the U.S. shale-oil boom is about to stumble.

With memories still fresh in their minds of how difficult it was to find help, energy-industry employers in the fourth-smallest state by population probably won’t be quick to dismiss staff. Even those people who are let go may find their skills are transferable, filling positions to finish infrastructure projects long-delayed by a worker shortage.
 
“This won’t be a bust,” Harold Hamm, founder and chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc., the largest leaseholder and producer in the Bakken shale play of North Dakota and Montana, said in a Jan. 28 interview with Bloomberg. “There’s plenty to do.”

At 2.8 percent in December, North Dakota’s jobless rate has been little changed since July and is the lowest of any state in the U.S. It had been as low as 2.5 percent in April, a record in data going back to 1976.

Its payrolls grew by 24,500 workers last year, or 5.4 percent -- the biggest percentage increase of any state.

Payroll Growth

Even over the past six months, when crude oil prices began to slide, payrolls in North Dakota have maintained an above-average rate of growth. Employment was up 2.4 percent from July through December, more than three times the 0.7 percent gain typical for the state over six-month periods during the U.S. economic expansion that ended in December 2007.

Job openings were up 17 percent last month from January 2013, according to data released Wednesday from the state’s labor department. There were 0.5 unemployed North Dakotans per opening in December, the latest month data were available. Vacancies have outnumbered the state’s jobless since June 2011.

Dismissals are also down. In December, 4,912 workers filed applications for unemployment insurance payments, 12.4 percent fewer than in December 2013.

“They want to retain their very best employees, anticipating a return to prior price levels,” said Michael Ziesch, manager of North Dakota’s Labor Market Information Center at the state’s labor department. “Even if things slow down somewhat, a plateauing or soft landing isn’t a bad thing -- it gives some of these jurisdictions a chance to catch their breath a little bit.”

Fewer Rigs

A global oil glut that’s sent prices plummeting for months is testing those North Dakota businesses awaiting a rebound. The number of oil and natural-gas rigs operating in North Dakota as of Jan. 30 was 143, the fewest in more than four years, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. Still, energy companies are pledging to stay the course.

“We’re going to be training people during this downturn and taking advantage of time to increase the intensity of training,” said Continental Resources’s Hamm.

He said staffing levels in North Dakota haven’t changed and he has no plans to trim his workforce there this year.

West Texas Intermediate for March delivery closed at $53.05 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Feb. 3, down from a 2014 high of $107.26 in late June. WTI is up 19 percent from its Jan. 28 close of $44.45, which was the lowest since March 2009.

Tax Break

The drop in oil prices has been severe enough to trigger a self-correcting mechanism that may boost production by April, according to the state’s Department of Mineral Resources. Extraction taxes as of this month will be reduced by statute to 2 percent per barrel from 6.5 percent.

For some oil companies, the price slump could mean employees will transfer from rig operations to other projects.

“The state continues to pump a bunch of money into infrastructure, and those projects have been way behind,” said Andy Peterson, chief executive officer of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, the state’s chamber of commerce. “This will allow the state to catch up on some road building, bridge improvement, sewage plants, water plants, all kinds of things.”

State legislators are considering a $1.1 billion bill that would tap energy-related revenue to fund infrastructure needs in western North Dakota. The Senate passed the measure Jan. 29 by 44 to 2 and the House takes it up this month.

Redirect Workers

Bismarck, North Dakota-based oil producer MDU Resources Group Inc. is one company looking to allocate more workers toward its construction projects.

“In the construction business in the last couple years it’s been very difficult to find enough workers,” said Rick Matteson, the company’s communications director. “And in North Dakota, particularly with all the money that’s been directed toward the Bakken infrastructure growth, there’s just been a lot of work up there.”

In Watford City, where dirt roads connect drilling sites with a new Subway Restaurants sandwich shop and a hotel parking lot packed with rig-workers’ vans, the needs are evident. Other businesses, though, also are upbeat in the face of the oil-price drop.

“There’s always hiring” in this area, said Erin Hammel, general manager of the four-employee Anytime Fitness, which opened about four months ago. “We will of course need some more hands” when demand picks up, she said.

Broad Demand

The demand for services to accommodate the influx of oil workers is far-reaching. In Fargo, on the eastern end of the state opposite the Bakken oil formation in the northwest, the labor market is about as hot as it gets: a 2.2 percent jobless rate in November that was even lower than the state average.

That earned Fargo the No. 2 spot in the “best job markets for 2015” as ranked by ZipRecruiter, an online job-search tool, which analyzed U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Job Service North Dakota, the state’s labor wing that provides workforce training, has targeted five areas based on priorities outlined by Governor Jack Dalrymple. Of 318 workers trained in program year 2013, a plurality of 117 were preparing for jobs in the health-care industry.

For North Dakota, the challenge is keeping those workers who streamed in to take advantage of oil-industry positions paying better-than-average wages. As labor-market conditions improve in their former states, those “commuter” workers could find themselves being drawn back, said Ziesch, the state labor agency official.

Total Payrolls

At the end of 2014, the state had 476,200 people on non-farm payrolls, up 29 percent from 2009 and almost four times the 8 percent increase in the national workforce over the same period, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

To be sure, Ziesch and his data-watching colleagues project there will be some loss of jobs in the energy industry, though it may not show up for another couple months, when it becomes easier to separate changes induced by the slump in oil prices from the influence of harsh weather, he said.

In the meantime, business owners such as Simon Chan remain upbeat about prospects. The Los Angeles transplant opened Basil, a sushi bar and Asian-fusion restaurant, in North Dakota’s energy-boom capital of Williston in September 2013. He decided to move there based on a tip from a customer after spending seven years in Casper, Wyoming, another oil boomtown.

Chan has a help-wanted sign in the window even after a 15 percent drop-off in business since December that was larger than the typical post-holiday slowdown. He said a couple of workers will leave soon for reasons unrelated to the oil slump, and wants to have replacements ready to maintain a staff of 20 so service and quality don’t suffer.

“Oil is just like stock -- eventually, with time, it’ll go up,” he said.

No Bust Seen as Dakota Oil Firms Keep Staff Amid Price Drop - Bloomberg Business

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           Geometric Proportional Analogies In Topographic Maps: Theory and Application    
Mullally, Emma-Claire and O'Donoghue, Diarmuid P. and Bohan, Amy J. and Keane, Mark T. (2005) Geometric Proportional Analogies In Topographic Maps: Theory and Application. In: Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIII. Springer, pp. 95-108. ISBN 9781846282232
          New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off   
By Grand Forks Herald
A groundbreaking unmanned aircraft research proposal was approved Friday by a UND research oversight committee
 
The project proposed by staff from the university's unmanned aircraft program seeks to test radio control of unmanned aircraft beyond line of sight. The Federal Aviation Administration is charged with integrating unmanned aircraft systems into commercial air space and researchers said this project supports that mission.

"This is true UAS integration into the (National Air Space). We have not done a project at UND that rivals as far as the importance of it to the FAA," UAS Course Manager Mike Corcoran said. "This is smack dab in the middle of what they're trying to solve."

According to an application submitted to the school's UAS Research and Compliance committee, the project's purpose is to test the "performance and viability of new radio communications" for unmanned aircraft.

The jump from flying these devices within sight of the pilot to out of sight is key to integrating the technology into commercial airspace.

The first flights will be conducted at the Lakota, N.D., airport starting in June. Since flights are expected to go beyond the line of sight of operators, researchers will follow the aircraft from the ground in chase vehicles.

The two-year project is funded with $500,000 from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and a matching $500,000 contribution from avionics company Rockwell Collins.

The university's new UAS training aircraft, a SandShark manufactured by Northrop Grumman, will be flown to test the communication systems and gather flight data. A larger aircraft, a Boeing ScanEagle may be used later on in the project.

All research data collected will be stored by Rockwell Collins, according to the proposal application.

The SandShark is equipped with a forward facing video camera on its nose, but Corcoran said any video taken will not be archived so privacy concerns should be minimal.

The completion date for the research project is set for Nov. 30, 2016.

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          Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor   
By Newswise
A technology developed at North Dakota State University, Fargo, creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of soil and crop conditions which could provide opportunities for greater yields. The technology also has led to a new start-up company. The c2sensor corp., based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, has concluded a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation (NDSU/RF) for the precision agriculture technology.

Developed by a research team at NDSU, the sensors are constructed using NDSU's patent-pending "direct write" electronic printing techniques to print circuit and antenna patterns directly onto renewable, bio-based substrates. Developed between the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Department at NDSU, the sensors are made with biocomposites so they can be left in the ground to biodegrade without harming soil quality.

The research team placed microsensors in fields at the Soil Health and Agriculture Research Extension (SHARE) farm in Richland county in southeastern North Dakota. Called SEED, which stands for Sensing Earth Environment Directly, the bio-degradable sensors are placed in the ground like seeds, with the potential to directly measure soil salinity, moisture, fertility, and chemicals in real time.

Sensors in the future could be placed directly into the soil during the seeding process, by mixing the sensors in with the seed during planting. A reading device mounted beneath an agricultural vehicle or other agricultural implements would interact with the SEED sensors embedded in the soil, and then provide direct measurements of soil conditions, moisture, and chemical content in real time.

“The NDSU-developed sensor technology licensed by c2sensor is different from current methods, which often require a combination of direct measurement such as soil sampling, or indirect measurements such as remote sensing via probes,” said Corey Kratcha, CEO of c2sensor.

Materials used to create the sensors allow them to be left in place after use, where they can degrade without leaving toxins in the soil. Wireless communication with the sensor is based on passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology with no batteries needed.
“As the product is developed, it could assist farmers to monitor salinity levels, nutrient levels for fertilizer applications, moisture and pH levels,” said Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering. “It could be coupled with aerial mapping via UAVs or satellite imaging, giving farmers real time soil analysis for end-of-year field work.”
NDSU researchers in microelectronics, mechanical engineering and the NDSU Extension Service who were part of the initial research team include: Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Cherish Bauer-Reich, Justin Hoey, Rob Sailer, Nathan Schneck and other members of the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering; and Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Service.

“Generating technologies that lead to start-up companies to bring discoveries to market is one of the ways that NDSU, as a student-focused, land grant, research university, serves the citizens of the state,” said Kelly A. Rusch, vice president for research and creative activity at NDSU.

“Licensing of this sensor technology to c2sensor represents an opportunity to commercialize this research,” said Dale Zetocha, executive director of the NDSU Research Foundation. “Licensing the technology to a North Dakota company supports goals to further diversify economic opportunities in the state.”

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council provided initial funding at NDSU for the seed sensor project. Following licensing to c2sensor, additional funding through the North Dakota Department of Commerce Venture Grant Program and the North Dakota Centers of Excellence will be utilized to further develop the sensor technology.

About NDSU
NDSU, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, is an economic engine of the state, a top ranked and growing national research power. NDSU is notably listed among the top 108 U.S. public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.” As a student-focused, land grant, research institution, NDSU is listed in the Top 100 research universities in the U.S. for R&D in agricultural sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences, based on research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. www.ndsu.edu/research

About the NDSU Research Foundation
The NDSU Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that supports NDSU in its teaching, research and public service missions. The Foundation manages the intellectual properties developed by faculty, staff and students doing research at NDSU and facilitates commercialization of these technologies. By commercializing intellectual property, the Foundation is able to create resources that are returned to the individual inventors and to the University to promote continued research. www.ndsuresearchfoundation.org

About c2sensor corp
c2sensor, based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, Fargo, North Dakota, provides expertise in bio-degradable sensors under development for precision agriculture and other applications. The start-up company licensed sensor technology from North Dakota State University. Materials used to create the sensors allow them to be left in place after use where they can degrade without leaving toxins in the soil. Wireless communication with the sensor is based on passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor - Newswise

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $201,225   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $201,225 at its quarterly meeting November 20th at the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center in Carrington.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Renuvix LLC (Hettinger) was awarded $59,250 to generate marketing materials, develop a trade show booth and participate in six trade shows to promote their initial line of products. Renuvix LLC products include sucrose soyate, epoxidized soyate, and acrylated epoxidized sucrose soyate.  Contact Dean Webster at 701-371-8670 for additional information.
 
NDSU Department of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $54,183 to determine the impact of heat processing on the shelf life of flaxseed to eliminate microorganisms. Contact Clifford Hall at 701-231-6359 for additional information.
 
The following projects were awarded full funding with contingencies:
 
NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials (Fargo) was awarded $87,792 to employ an innovative inter-disciplinary approach to develop a next-generation vaccine against Swine Influenza Virus. The targeted methods have broad applicability to other viral vaccines for farm animals as well as human influenza. Contact Andriy Voronov at 701-231-9563 for additional information.
 
Trojan Hoist Company (Hettinger) was awarded $25,000 to develop and test a portable AG Lift, produce several prototypes for testing and end-user evaluation. Ergonomic and safety features will also be designed and tested. Marketing and advertising efforts will focus on industry specific trade publications and targeted specific conventions in agriculture, sportsmen, auto and assisted mobility. Contact Scott Thompson at 701-205-4177 for additional information
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held February 19, 2015 in Bismarck.  Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1, 2015.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by December 1, 2014.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.

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          Klaus Thiessen Chosen as Economic Developer of the Year    
By ND Commerce
Klaus Thiessen, President and CEO, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in Grand Forks, has been chosen as the 2014 Governor’s Choice for Economic Developer of the Year. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with the Economic Development Association of North Dakota’s fall meeting in Grand Forks.
 
“Klaus focuses on the fundamentals of economic development and consistently and collaboratively drives projects and initiatives,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “Since he joined the EDC he has been setting the stage for opportunities the region is realizing today. Under his leadership, the region has maintained a focus on new wealth creation that results from primary sector growth.”
 
Since 2004, the EDC’s clients have created more than 1,700 new jobs and the average salary of these clients has increased from $31,000 to more than $51,000. These gains have been realized through the attraction and growth of companies such as Amazon.com, Avianix, Cirrus Design Corporation, JR Simplot Company, LM Wind Power, Northrup Grumman Corporation, NovaDigm Therapeutics, Philadelphia Macaroni Company, Steffes Corporation and Technology Applications Group
 
Prior to joining the Grand Forks Region EDC, Thiessen was the President and CEO of the Winnipeg Economic Development Corporation for 10 years. With over 20 years of economic development experience, Thiessen has also held positions with Touche Ross Management Consultants, Xerox, and Canon. He holds a master of public affairs degree from the University of Manitoba and B.A. from the University of Winnipeg. Thiessen's professional affiliations include: Director of International Economic Development Council in Washington D.C. and past president of the Economic Developers Association of Canada.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Fracking Boom has Been a Jobs Boom for North Dakota   
By The Detroit Free Press
Ground zero for America's "shale revolution" in gas and oil production, North Dakota is also the reigning title-holder for lowest unemployment among the 50 states.

There were more unfilled jobs in September than job applications within the state, where oil field workers can make six-figure salaries and even the fast-food restaurants dangle hiring bonuses of $300 or more. The state has been recruiting specifically from Michigan for workers of all stripes and skill levels — hoping to entice entire families to relocate and grow roots.

North Dakota's official 2.8% jobless rate in August is essentially full employment, allowing just about anyone who wants a job to get one. At the same time, Michigan's rate of 7.4% was stuck above the 6.1% national average. (The national rate was 5.9% in September.)

North Dakota's roaring economy has been the envy of state governors and, for proponents of fracking, a shining success story for how an energy boom can produce a job boom, even for workers in professions that aren't directly related to extracting natural gas and oil.

Although Michigan's endowment of shale and oil is considerably smaller than North Dakota's, the state has ample natural gas deposits that can be tapped and many local governments are discovering that small-but-important amounts of money can be made by running mini-oil and gas wells. Early successes in wind energy production and investment could also promote massive investment in the state that could add 20,000 or more jobs a year, according to at least one study.

To be sure, this latest oil and gas rush in North Dakota has created its own set of problems, including pollution, skyrocketing housing costs in some towns and reports of rising crime and drug use. There are even reports of a shortage of single women for the inflowing horde of men.

A new documentary film on the darker side of the North Dakota boom, "The Overnighters," starts hitting theaters this weekend.

North Dakota is now producing over 1 million barrels of oil a day, compared to under 200,000 barrels a day five years ago.

That has been a boon for state government, which gets 11.5 cents for every $1 the oil industry makes and 11 cents of every $1 in the gas industry. The state has been running big budget surpluses and projects another surplus of over $600 million in its current fiscal year, according to the Associated Press.

Much of the state windfall has gone toward infrastructure spending, school trust funds, property tax relief and to local governments near the oil fields, according to the state's Senate majority leader.
 
Recruiting from Michigan

Michigan is one of seven states that North Dakota officials are targeting in their move-here-now advertising campaign, "Find the Good Life in North Dakota." The goal is to attract full families for long-term settlement — not simply more men on temporary work visits who fill up the "man camps," as accommodations in the oil and gas patch are often known.

"If Dad's a petroleum engineer, we've got a job for Mom and a job for their teenagers," Wally Goulet, chairman of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation, said last week in a phone interview. "There's no problem with minimum wage here, because everybody seems to have to offer $12 or $14 or $15 for starting (pay)."

Energy booms have a history of enticing Michiganders to move. During the Texas oil boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, there were reports of a hot resale market in metro Detroit for Houston newspapers, which were full of help wanted ads at a time when the economy here was slow.

So many Michigan residents were moving to the Lonestar state that, according to the book — "The Reckoning" by the late historian David Halberstam — Texas officials speculated about the political leanings of the new "black-tag vote" in their state, a reference to the black Michigan license plates that were then standard issue.

There were nearly 26,000 reported job openings in North Dakota last month, with 65% of them located out of the state's 17 oil-producing counties. Cities and towns are experiencing a demand and/or shortage of workers in nearly every line of work, including carpentry, day care, truck driving, office work, vehicle and machine repair, and, especially, the service industry, according to Free Press interviews and a North Dakota jobs report.

"What we're finding is we need a lot of service jobs," Goulet said. "Not everybody is going to drive a truck in the oil fields."

There are still jobs to fill at the oil and gas fields across North Dakota's portion of the Bakken formation, especially for positions requiring advanced engineering degrees, but the earlier frenzy has purportedly calmed down.

"When the energy boom started a couple years ago, they really just were getting bodies," said Holly Sand, a public information officer at Job Service North Dakota. "Now they can be more selective on who they take for the jobs."

Fracking Boom has Been a Jobs Boon for North Dakota - The Detroit Free Press

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $733,256   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for six Venture Grants and one Research ND Grant totaling $733,256 at its meetings held September 19, 2014.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with Technology Applications Group was awarded $34,073 to further characterize and modify the company’s coatings for applications in additional markets.
Venture Grant Program
 
  • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market of potential iron cross-linked alginate beads for phosphate removal from water bodies and the subsequent use of the phosphate containing beads as a slow release fertilizer.
 
  • NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was awarded $99,214 to further develop the ability replicate specific human bone using 3D printing. The project will address the feasibility and market potential of producing human bone with specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, bone density) for use in research settings.
 
  • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of nanospheres in paints and coatings to increase the anti-corrosion properties of the paint when applied to metal.
 
  • NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,969 to address the feasibility and market potential of new sensor technology to directly measure the soil environment. The sensors would be deployed during planting and are produced from renewable environmentally-safe materials.
 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of inhibitor of gamma herpes viruses as a potential therapeutic agent. The Epstein-Barr virus (a gamma herpes virus) is one of the most common viruses in humans, is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several forms of cancer including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
 
  • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials in partnership with Renuvix was awarded $200,000 to scale up production of novel resins and polymers derived from plant oils and sugars for commercial use. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is November 21, 2014.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3   
By ND Commerce
Communities in North Dakota will celebrate National Manufacturing Day October 3 by hosting tours of manufacturing companies and educational facilities. The event is designed to create a better understanding of and expand knowledge about manufacturing as a career choice, and to emphasize the industry’s value to North Dakota’s economy.
 
“Manufacturing is a vital part of North Dakota’s economic success,” Al Anderson, North Dakota Commerce Commissioner said. “Since 2003, North Dakota manufacturing exports grew 169 percent while the national average was a 70 percent increase.”
 
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers in North Dakota account for nearly 8 percent of the total output in the state, employing 6 percent of the workforce. Manufacturing compensation is just over 37 percent higher than other nonfarm employers in the state.
 
“Manufacturing Day events in North Dakota are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities,” Randy Schwartz, center director and chief executive officer of the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership said. “Students, parents, educators, media and civic leaders are encouraged to attend the events.”
 
Manufacturing Day Events in North Dakota:  
 
Dickinson (Public tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.    
 
Fargo (Private/Public Tours) - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Private Tours
    • Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation is hosting 170 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
      • John Deere Electronic Solutions – John Deere Electronic Solutions leads the industry through innovative design, development, and manufacturing of custom, integrated electronics components.
      • Aggregate Industries – A leading player in the construction industry by producing and supplying a range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and blocks. 
      • Fargo Jet Center / Weather Modification – An award winning aircraft services company and a global atmospheric sciences company committed to continued advances in the fields of weather modification and atmospheric research.
      • Prinsco – Manufacturing and providing innovative water management solutions to increase agricultural production, ensure water quality and promote sustainable systems. Premiere products include a complete line of corrugated plastic pipe and accessories.
 
  • Public Tours - October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Trail King Industries – Building trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Tours are for high school and college students from 8am to 3pm
 
Grand Forks (Public Tours) - October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Steffes Corporation – Steffes began in the 1940’s as a small manufacturing operation and by 1985 had grown into a steel fabrication business making replacement snowmobile skis, hopper-bottom storage bins, furniture frames, and a variety of custom designed equipment.  They are known as a creative and innovative design company with great career growth opportunities. – Dress code: Business casual (be prepared for an on-site interview, if desired) and NO open toed shoes.        
 
Jamestown (Public Tours) – October 3 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems – One of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  Tours are 30 minutes and run from 9:45am to 12:45pm. Please RSVP and be pre-screened before September 26th.  Email Holly@growingjamestown.com for details about the requirements and the dress code for the tours.   
 
Wahpeton (Private Tours) - October 22 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The City of Wahpeton is hosting 203 area high school students to tour the following facilities:
  • Bobcat – A leading provider of compact equipment for global construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. 
  • WCCO Belting – World’s largest manufacturer of agricultural rubber belting products: swather canvases, baler belts, tube conveyor belts, die-cut parts and a variety of rubber industrial belting products.    
  • ComDel Innovations – Contract manufacturer excelling in precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing, integrating all aspects of product development. 
  • Heartland Precision – Provides thread rolling and metal finishing as well as forming and precision machining services to a variety of industries and customers. 
  • North Dakota State College of Science – A 2-year state supported college offering over 80 academic options using hands-on learning and state-of-the-art equipment in partnership with industry leaders. They are providing tours of their educational facility and hosting the students for lunch. 
 
For more information visit www.mfg.com.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Commerce Awards Grant for Bismarck State College Workforce Training Program   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced two workforce enhancement grants for Bismarck State College (BSC) totaling $93,651. Workforce enhancement grants enable two-year colleges to apply for funds to help create or enhance training programs that address workforce needs of North Dakota’s private-sector employers. Projects require a dollar-for-dollar match of all state money with private funds.
 
The Automotive Technology Program at BSC received a $37,167 grant to purchase fender covers, a road force touch wheel balancer, recharging station and various diagnostics equipment. The Automotive Technology program provides training in all eight instructional areas certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, an evaluation board of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
 
The Precision Agriculture Program at BSC received a $56,484 grant to purchase computers, iPads, various software, a skid sprayer and handheld sensors. This program prepares students for multiple positions within the agronomy industry. Precision farming technology instruction includes guidance systems, handheld GPS systems, GIS software, variable rate fertilizer application and remote sensing.
 
“The workforce enhancement grants help increase the capacity of our higher education institutions like BSC to provide a consistent stream of qualified workers educated right here in North Dakota,” said Wayde Sick, Workforce Development Director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “The partnership of industry, education, and state and local governments is needed to meet the developing workforce needs of North Dakota.”
 
Grant funding may be used for curriculum development, equipment, recruiting participants, and training and certifying instructors. Funds may not be used to supplant funding for current operations.
 
The Workforce Enhancement Council reviews all proposals and provides funding recommendations to the commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The council consists of the private-sector membership of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council, the state director of the Department of Career & Technical Education, and the division director of the Workforce Development Division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce, who serves as the chair.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          2015 Tourism Grant Deadlines Nearing   
By ND Commerce - Tourism Division

North Dakota’s tourism entities have until August 29th to apply for two grants from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and North Dakota Tourism.
 
Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman says the event and marketing grants are important to not only the tourism industry partners who receive the funds, but to the state's tourism industry as a whole, "These funds allow tourism entities to expand their marketing efforts to promote their destination or event.” 
 
Events and Marketing Grant Programs
North Dakota Tourism directly sponsors two grant programs that provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans.
 
The Events Grant Program provides funds to communities and event promoters wanting to regionally promote their 2015 tourism-related event. Qualifications include:
  •     Must be two or more days in length.
  •     Must be an annual event (no centennial celebrations, etc.).
  •     Must be a unique event (e.g., no Fourth of July, Labor Day, etc., celebrations).
  •     Must have visitor appeal and growth potential.
 
The Marketing Grant Program provides funds to develop marketing materials to promote an experience, activity or place unique to the North Dakota. Qualifications include:
  •     At least 75 percent of marketing activities resulting from the grant must be promotional, focused on providing travel information.
  •     Communication must focus on illustrating unique North Dakota experiences in support of the state’s tourism branding, “North Dakota Legendary,” to maximize brand equity.
  •     Must demonstrate partnerships and regional collaboration in the promotional effort. Applications that package or cross-sell tourism experiences, education vacations and new technology-based marketing programs will be scored higher.
 
Applications for both the Events and Marketing Grant Programs must be received by August 29, 2014. Recipients of approved grants will receive 25 percent of the grant money within 90 days. The remaining 75 percent will be paid following the event or completed marketing project.
 
Applications for all three grants are available at http://www.ndtourism.com/industry/north-dakota-tourism-grants.  For more information on tourism grants, contact Dean Ihla with North Dakota Tourism at 701-328-3505 or dihla@nd.gov

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $284,673.50   
By ND Commerce

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for eight projects totaling $284,673.50 at its quarterly meeting July 22nd at the Rough Riders Hotel and Conference Facility in Medora.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Morning Joy Farm (Mercer) was awarded $26,250 for consideration in a farm diversification enhancement to their existing operation. The enhancement would utilize farm products to meet consumer demand for ready-to-eat foods and baked goods by building a commercial kitchen. Contact Annie Carlson at 701-447-2649 for additional information.
 
Buchholz Machine Shop (Lehr) was awarded $26,250 to transform a milk barn into a machine shop as well as purchasing a vertical milling machine to produce parts for area manufacturers. This will allow them to produce and promote their own products, which include an ice auger extension piece. Funds will be used for equipment and building materials. Contact Todd Buchholz at 701-321-2936 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Veterinary and Microbiology Sciences (Fargo) was awarded
$76,140 to defray costs associated with the purchase of supplies for the development and testing of a program to prevent illness from bacterial infectious from the transmission of bacteria to food processing equipment. Biofilm (communities of bacteria that attach to surfaces and one another) inhibitors will be infused into materials that are relevant in agricultural contexts, which can then be used for food processing equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. Funds will also partially support the salaries of the project personnel. Contact Dr. Birgit Pruess at 701-231-7848 for additional information.
 
Golden Growers Cooperative (Fargo) was awarded $75,000 for costs associated with a valuation study and market assessment for current and potential food ingredients, feed and renewable chemicals that can be produced or utilize from a corn wet mill facility.
It will also estimate the value of a corn wet mill based under various future market conditions. Contact Scott Stofferahn at 701-281-0468 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept. of Animal and Range Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $50,000 to continue studying the role of nutrition in mammary cancer development. The study will investigate the effect of dietary canola oil and lipotropic nutrients in breast cancer development and growth. Over the years their research has shown the anticancer effect of lipocan nutrients. This innovative concept is aimed at the development of an anticancer nutraceutical product. Contact Dr. Chung Park at 701-231-7670 for additional information.
 
Crocus View Farms (Rock Lake) was awarded $5,407 to expand services and products by reaching out to provide educational and informative rural development programs to community groups. Services include the selling of baked goods, produce from garden, eggs, pumpkins, fall pumpkin patch picking, corn maze, hands-on animal experiences, bale climbing and many other rural environmental activities. Contact Carie
Moore at 701-303-0143 for additional information.
 
Red River Regional Council (Grafton) was awarded $28,361 to conduct a feasibility study that will calculate a cost benefit analysis of the Power Plant at the Life Skills and Transition Center (LSTC).  Ongoing development of the Power Plant will provide electricity, thermal output, and CO2 sequestration to power, heat, and enhance plant growth for future greenhouses and crop production.  Contact Dawn Keeley at 701-352-3550 for additional information.
 
The following project was awarded full funding with contingencies:
 
Amberland Foods Inc. (Harvey) was awarded $23,515 to make improvements to their products and create safer working conditions for employees. Providing nutritional information for their products will increase potential business opportunities by allowing them to approach health conscious customers, distributors, chains and specialty stores that require this type of labeling. Contact Tami Feist at 701-324-4804 for additional information.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held November 20, 2014 in Carrington.  Applications for the November meeting must be received by October 1st.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by September 1st.
 
For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at
www.NDAPUC.com or “LIKE” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC

 

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          Drones: Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small   
By ABC News


The next big thing in aviation may be really small.

With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.

What's got aviation geeks salivating at Farnborough, this year's biggest aviation jamboree that features participants from 40 countries, are the commercial possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles — drones to most of us.

Drones are more commonly known for their use in conflict areas. This week Hamas launched for the first time an unmanned drone into Israeli airspace that was shot down.

But drones, which can weigh less than an ounce, have potential commercial applications that are vast. The industry, military and non-military, is growing and could according to some see investments of nearly $90 billion over the next ten years.

Experts say they can be adapted to fly over fields to determine when crops need watering, fly into clouds in hopes of offering more precise predictions on twisters, track endangered rhinos, spot wildfires and search out vast stretches of land for missing children.

And like the dawn of the era of aviation a little over a century ago, innovations are often being conducted by individuals with an idea and endless enthusiasm. They won't find it easy though as the big players in the markets, such as Boeing and Airbus, are also getting involved.

A lot of the research has been taking place in big flat places such as the Plains States, where a broad expanse of land combines with universities near military bases with air space exclusions to make research possible.

Where California had Silicon Valley to drive its high-tech industries, America's central belt from North Dakota to Texas could become a new research and commercial center for the aviation industry — the Silicon Plains.

"This is open country for entrepreneurs," said Stephen McKeever, Oklahoma's secretary of science and technology. "There will be a Steve Jobs."

But things are a bit on hold at the moment for the American makers of unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, as they await rules from the Federal Aviation Administration. Under current rules, you can legally fly drones for "recreational purposes," as long as you comply with certain basic guidelines — such as keeping well clear of airports.

Commercial operations are only allowed with special authorization, a cumbersome process that the government intends to streamline. Once they are able to do this, McKeever suggests the situation will be akin to the land rush that sent land-hungry settlers scurrying to his state in 1889.

The FAA is developing regulations to permit the widespread commercial use of drones while protecting privacy and preventing interference with larger aircraft. As part of this process, the FAA in December selected six test sites around the country where research on drones will be conducted in a variety of environments.

North Dakota is one of them, and Brian Opp, manager of aerospace business development for the North Dakota Department of Commerce, is at Farnborough, promoting the virtues of the weather. In other words, if your drone can work in the midst of a freezing North Dakota winter or its scorching summer, it will work anywhere.

"That's good news for us," Opp said cheerfully.

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          Startups Will Star as North Dakota Drone Summit Explores Commercialization   
By Roll Call
 

For drone enthusiasts, Grand Forks, N.D., will be the place to be this week, as the state hosts its eighth annual summit featuring Federal Aviation Administration officials as well as speakers from Northrop Grumman and an array of smaller companies in the fledgling unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.

Danny Ellis, a spokesman for an Ann Arbor, Mich., start-up called SkySpecs, who’ll be speaking at the summit, said his firm is developing small aerial systems “with a focus on advanced intelligence for applications requiring immediate obstacle avoidance. Our first market and customer is in wind turbine blade inspection.”

 

The firm, with nine full-time employees, all graduates of the University of Michigan, recently won a $150,000 National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant to do work on solving the sense and avoid problem for small unmanned aerial systems, Ellis said. The company’s first commercial devices will be available by the end of this year.

Another summit speaker, Zach Lamppa, the president of North Dakota-based firm Energy Intelligence, will be discussing how unmanned aerial systems can be used for inspecting oil and gas pipelines.

Al Palmer, the director of the University of North Dakota’s Center for UAS Research, Education and Training, who’ll also be speaking at the three-day summit, said he expected “a lot of focus on commercialization. I think for the industry to grow, we need to commercialize; very similar to what the airplane did after World War I — a great weapons system, but aviation didn’t come into its own until it was commercialized.”

Last year the FAA chose North Dakota as one of six UAS sites around the country to do research on how to integrate drones into the nation’s airspace.

“The test site is leveraging North Dakota State University research and University of North Dakota’s experience in aerospace, and our expectation is that we will continue doing research after the February 2017 mandate for the test site to shut down,” Palmer said.

Since 2003 the University of North Dakota has carried out nearly $60 million in research on UAS, with funding from federal, state and private sources, he said.

The university launched the nation’s first four-year degree program in unmanned aircraft systems in 2009 with five students. Now there are more than 130 enrolled.

Last week the FAA announced that the fourth of the six UAS test sites, at the Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, became operational. Its missions will include monitoring wetlands along the Padre Island National Seashore and research on tracking tropical storms.

 



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          UND Center for Innovation Announces New UAS Tenant   
by ND Commerce
The UND Center for Innovation Foundation’s technology incubator announced today that Virginia-based software company, VirtualAgility, has signed on as one of the first Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) tenants.
 
“We are extremely impressed by the UND Center for Innovation’s commitment to emerging technology, and the breadth and depth of the talent pool available in North Dakota,” Stuart Rudolph, President and CEO of VirtualAgility, said. “As we expand our UAS offerings, North Dakota provides the necessary infrastructure to support our plan to become the premier provider of UAS information management.”  
 
“Stuart Rudolph is a seasoned entrepreneur who quickly assessed the significant opportunity in North Dakota with his technology in one of the nation’s first UAS Test Sites, “ Bruce Gjovig,  CEO & Entrepreneur Coach of the UND Center for Innovation Foundation said. “ While at the UAS  Industry Summit he met with other UAS companies in our tech incubator, and  they immediately identified synergy that was possible in the incubator.”
 
North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of UAS research, business and military interests. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government strengthen North Dakota's position as a leader in UAS. 
 
“It is exciting to see VirtualAgility recognizing new business opportunities with UAS in North Dakota and taking steps to establish a presence here,” Brian Opp, Manager of Aerospace Business Development at the North Dakota Department of Commerce said.    
 
The signing occurred following the Northern Plains UAS industry day held earlier this month in Grand Forks. This event, coordinated by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, focused on attracting companies interested in partnering with the test site.
 
Last week, Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the state’s congressional delegation in announcing that North Dakota’s test site for UAS is the nation’s first to be certified ready for operations.
 
VirtualAgility provides a user-configurable platform that allows persons who are not specialists in information technology to create sophisticated, integrated applications. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense utilize VirtualAgility technology in mission-critical applications requiring high degrees of security, accessibility, usability and breadth of functionality. Virtual AirBoss™ is designed to simplify the process of capturing, sharing and reporting on UAS activities.
 
The UND Center for Innovation Foundation is one of the premier venture development organizations in the United States, and has been ranked as one of the top entrepreneur centers in the nation by such entities as NBIA, SSTI, EDA and SBA. The foundation’s mission is to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and access to entrepreneur capital as well as provide vital entrepreneur infrastructure such as the Ina May Rude Entrepreneur Center, a tech incubator. 
 

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          APUC Commited Funding Requests Totaling $389,727   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $389,727 at its quarterly meeting held February 20th at the Choice Financial Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Cummings Ag Inc. (Buxton) was awarded $58,069 to defray costs associated with implementing a marketing plan which will include: new corporate branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising and trade shows.
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finely) was awarded $87,593 to defray costs related to a detailed market research project. The project will help to verifying and pinpointing the potential customer base; fund a marketing campaign, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $83,765 to help fund research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls.
 
Bio-Sunn, Inc (Garrison) was awarded $92,000 to hire a consulting firm for conducting a final feasibility study necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing for constructing a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Dept of Plant Sciences (Fargo/Minot) was awarded $33,100 to help cover costs necessary to conduct research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine. 
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center