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          Machinist - Vermeer Corporation - Pella, IA   
Reads blueprints or process sheets for specification such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cuts, and...
From Vermeer Corporation - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:25:40 GMT - View all Pella, IA jobs
          Construction Sales - Skyrock Construction - Mississauga, ON   
Required license or certification:. Vehicle would an asset, will provide car allowance or company car. Reading Blueprints Not necessary however would be An... $80,000 a year
From Indeed - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:38:49 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          MIG Welder - Trailtech Inc. - Gravelbourg, SK   
Reading, understanding and applying blueprints required skills. Fabrication and welding of steel for light industrial and commercial trailers.... $17.00 - $21.96 an hour
From Indeed - Fri, 19 May 2017 22:10:08 GMT - View all Gravelbourg, SK jobs
          Plumber Licenced - Cook's Plumbing & Heating Inc. - Owen Sound, ON   
Plumber - fully Licenced - minimum 3 years experience - capable of whole house rough-in's - read blueprints - residential plumbing repairs, renos and fixture $25 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:05:54 GMT - View all Owen Sound, ON jobs
          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. AECOM is seeking a Millwright Journeyman to be based in our Rainbow Lake, Alberta location....
From AECOM - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:48:19 GMT - View all Rainbow Lake, AB jobs
          CNC Machinist/Programmer - Kenyon Fabricating, LLC - Lawndale, NC   
Operating and Maintaining CNC Lathes, Saws, and Milling Machines Reading Blueprints and Schematics to Identify Potential Problems Before Production Runs
From Indeed - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:47:49 GMT - View all Lawndale, NC jobs
          Fitter Welder/Assembler - Clark-Reliance Corporation - Cambridge, ON   
Perform activities such as steel fabrication, blueprint reading, pipe fitting, tube bending/assembly, and mechanical assembly....
From Clark-Reliance Corporation - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:13:47 GMT - View all Cambridge, ON jobs
          Fat Loss Blueprint Lose Weight Starting This Week   
Fat Loss Blueprint: Lose Weight Starting This Week Download Size: 196 MB Learn how to lose fat effectively using concepts used for their excellent results.
          Repair Technician - Brady Corporation - Markham, ON   
Read, interpret and follow blueprints, diagrams, engineering specs. The Repair Technician. Applicants can learn more about the....
From Brady Corporation - Wed, 10 May 2017 19:16:36 GMT - View all Markham, ON jobs
          Welder (shop) - Patrick Mechanical Limited - Greater Sudbury, ON   
Interpret welding process specifications. Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes. Patrick Mechanical Ltd....
From Indeed - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:36:29 GMT - View all Greater Sudbury, ON jobs
          Machinist - Cameron - Little Rock, AR   
Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of
From Cameron - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:51:56 GMT - View all Little Rock, AR jobs
          Jobs - Finish Carpenters   
Salt Lake City 84103, UT, United States
...repair structures made of wood or wood products. They typically begin work early in a project, constructing what becomes the framework for the rest of the building. responsibilities Framing carpenters ...build residential, commercial or industrial buildings. A set of plans -- typically blueprints -- guide you in constructing the project. Framing carpenters also work on bridges as well as steel or concrete ... ...
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          Jobs - Commercial Construction Plumbers - $18   
Fuquay Varina 27526, NC, United States
Position: Plumber $18hr   Looking for Commercial Plumbers for long term project in Fuquay-Varina, nc. Plumber will be responsible for all aspects of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of the plumbing systems in commercial buildings. Must Have: resumetools of the tradesteel Toe bootsgreat attendance recordread blueprints and drawings to understand or plan the layout of plumbing, ...
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          Jobs - Journeyman Plumbers - $18   
Fuquay Varina 27526, NC, United States
Position: Plumber $18hr   Looking for Commercial Plumbers for long term project in Fuquay-Varina, nc. Plumber will be responsible for all aspects of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of the plumbing systems in commercial buildings. Must Have: resumetools of the tradesteel Toe bootsgreat attendance recordread blueprints and drawings to understand or plan the layout of plumbing, ...
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          China’s Xi: No tolerance for subversion in Hong Kong   
Xi pledged Beijing’s support for the “one country, two systems” blueprint.
     
 
 

          Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release   
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Elon Musk is working hard to make Tesla vehicles everyone can afford, but the only available versions of the tech-centric electric vehicle are still too pricey for some of us — but not in augmented reality! 

That's what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple's new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 

SEE ALSO: Apple demos ARKit, a mobile augmented reality development platform

Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how it allows you to choose the color of your Model 3 while seeing how it looks in your own driveway.  Read more...

More about Apple, Tesla, Virtual Reality, Vr, and Model 3
          'Babe' actor sentenced to one week in jail for climate protest   
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The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time — for a cause. 

James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. 

Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas site run by Competitive Power Ventures. He and his fellow activists were charged with obstruction of traffic. Cromwell was sentenced to a jail sentence after he didn't pay an assigned fine — another form of protest. 

“If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell told the Times-Herald Record. “Power to the people.” Read more...

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          Michel Gondry debuts film shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 7   
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French director Michel Gondry is well known for his many innovative approaches to shooting film and music videos, but none may be more disruptive than his recent decision to shoot a short film using an iPhone 7

SEE ALSO: Does the OnePlus 5 have a better camera than the iPhone 7 Plus?

The ten-minute film, titled Détour, which is in French with English subtitles, was released on Thursday and tells a charming story of a family on a road trip with all the classic Gondry touches of surrealist quirkiness you'd expect. 

Gondry, whose previous films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet, and a number of groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Björk, Kanye West, Beck, and the White Stripes, seems at home attaching the iPhone 7 to various rigs to achieve the final result.  Read more...

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          HVAC/Refrigeration Tech - Caliber Services, LP - Texas Gulf Coast, TX   
The employee must have the ability to manage the complete systems according to blueprints and engineering specifications, using knowledge of air conditioners...
From Caliber Services, LP - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:04:06 GMT - View all Texas Gulf Coast, TX jobs
          HVAC Helpers (experienced) - Caliber Services, LP - Texas Gulf Coast, TX   
The employee must have the ability to help craftsman manage the complete systems according to blueprints and engineering specifications, using knowledge of air...
From Caliber Services, LP - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:04:04 GMT - View all Texas Gulf Coast, TX jobs
          Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release   
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Elon Musk is working hard to make Tesla vehicles everyone can afford, but the only available versions of the tech-centric electric vehicle are still too pricey for some of us — but not in augmented reality! 

That's what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple's new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 

SEE ALSO: Apple demos ARKit, a mobile augmented reality development platform

Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how it allows you to choose the color of your Model 3 while seeing how it looks in your own driveway.  Read more...

More about Apple, Tesla, Virtual Reality, Vr, and Model 3
          'Babe' actor sentenced to one week in jail for climate protest   
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The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time — for a cause. 

James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. 

Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas site run by Competitive Power Ventures. He and his fellow activists were charged with obstruction of traffic. Cromwell was sentenced to a jail sentence after he didn't pay an assigned fine — another form of protest. 

“If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell told the Times-Herald Record. “Power to the people.” Read more...

More about Climate Activism, World, and Climate Environment
          Michel Gondry debuts film shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 7   
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French director Michel Gondry is well known for his many innovative approaches to shooting film and music videos, but none may be more disruptive than his recent decision to shoot a short film using an iPhone 7

SEE ALSO: Does the OnePlus 5 have a better camera than the iPhone 7 Plus?

The ten-minute film, titled Détour, which is in French with English subtitles, was released on Thursday and tells a charming story of a family on a road trip with all the classic Gondry touches of surrealist quirkiness you'd expect. 

Gondry, whose previous films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet, and a number of groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Björk, Kanye West, Beck, and the White Stripes, seems at home attaching the iPhone 7 to various rigs to achieve the final result.  Read more...

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          Justin Trudeau forgot a whole province during his Canada Day speech   
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Well, well, well... look who's human after all.

Justin Trudeau accidentally forgot to mention Alberta while passionately listing Canada's states and provinces during his Canada Day speech Saturday.

SEE ALSO: Ring in Canada Day with Trudeau's best moments (and forget about Trump for a while)

The gaffe did not go unnoticed.

We're only counting 12 in this list... is there something we should know, Alberta? (just kidding, it was a slip) #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/uuPp1p4uOF

— CBC Politics (@CBCPolitics) July 1, 2017

Of course, Trudeau is nothing if not polite, so after broadcast host Sandra Oh pointed out the error, he trotted back out to say "I love you, Alberta!" Read more...

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          People lined up at midnight and took out extra cash for the first day of legal weed in Nevada   
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July 1 was a big day in Nevada. 

At midnight, dispensaries could legally start selling marijuana for recreational use. Nevada voters chose to legalize recreational marijuana back in November, and that decision went into effect on Saturday. 

People over 21 years old can buy weed with ID at the state's dispensaries. Buying from anyone not licensed by the state and smoking weed in public are still illegal. 

Legal weed in Nevada means legal weed in Las Vegas, and many of the Nevada residents most excited for midnight to hit lined up in Vegas last night. 

Many people lined up overnight as Las Vegas began selling legal pot for recreational use for the first time. https://t.co/T1wmvf1fvh pic.twitter.com/BnugOk41P1

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 1, 2017 Read more...

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          Steph Curry lands richest contract in NBA history at $201 million   
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The golden boy of the NBA's champion Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, is officially the best paid player in the entire league. 

Curry's new contract, which was confirmed early Saturday morning during the NBA's free agency period, will pay the two-time league MVP a whopping $201 million of the course of five years.

SEE ALSO: ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA fans

And while that may sound like a lot (ok, it is), it's important to remember that Curry has been one of the most underpaid players in the league relative to his contributions over the last few years. His salary this past season was $12.1 million, the amount some in the NBA might pay for a solid six man bench player.  Read more...

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          Bring the movie theater anywhere with this portable drive-in projector   
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'Hitch Theaters' is a portable movie screen and projector stand that attaches to the back of your vehicle. Read more...

More about Movies, Travel, Kickstarter, Traveling, and Movie

          That time Amazon had a social network years before Facebook   
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It may seem like Amazon is suddenly hungry to take over the world, but the company has been focused on dominating the internet for a very long time, a fact we were recently reminded of via a profile on early social networking site PlanetAll. 

If you've never heard of PlanetAll, that's because it's one of the few social networks born in the '90s that came long before Facebook. 

SEE ALSO: Amazon's Whole Foods deal pretty much sunk Blue Apron's IPO

A couple of years after PlanetAll launched with a goal of connecting friends and family on the internet, Amazon acquired the company in 1998. Calling one of the features on its site a "smart address book," PlanetAll allowed users to connect with other groups around particular interests, offered news updates, horoscopes, and offered a calendar reminder service that worked with the then popular Palm Pilot mobile organizer. Read more...

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          The internet has a lot to say about the 'Stay Woke' category on 'Jeopardy!'   
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Rest in peace, "stay woke." You had a good run.

Yes, Jeopardy! featured a "Stay Woke" category on Friday night's show, but it gets weirder: the category was literally about sleep issues and stimulants.

SEE ALSO: Awkward 'Final Jeopardy' with one contestant is painful to watch

We can always count on Jeopardy! for a slew of powerful dad vibes, but this is truly next level. For example, consider that Alex Trebek said "stay woke" numerous times throughout the broadcast while wearing a hockey jersey. (Trebek is Canadian and was celebrating Canada Day.)

Now that is a sensory experience made to last. Read more...

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          Over 20,000 people lit up a park to celebrate pride   
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More than 20,000 Singaporeans came to Pink Dot, the city's annual LGBTQ festival this year, according to organisers.

There were so many people who tried to join the event — which sported a rainbow theme this year — that the park where it was held had to be closed at 7 p.m. for capacity.

That's no small feat considering the number of roadblocks the nine-year-old festival has encountered this year.

After the pride event's last edition in 2016, the city's government barred foreign sponsors and foreigners from taking part in the event, and ordered organisers to set up barricades around the 2.32 acre park in response to changes in rules regulating demonstrations in the city. Read more...

More about Singapore, Pride, Pink Dot, Pride Event, and World
          Apple iMac 27-inch 5K review: It sucks... you right in   
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"Apple doesn't care about the Mac anymore" is the overarching narrative that's been tossed around over the last few years.

There's some truth to the sentiment, even if you're a long-time Apple user and Mac supporter.

The MacBook's still too underpowered, overpriced, and still only has a single USB-C port. The new MacBook Pros force you into dongle hell and if you get the Touch Bar model, it's still not clear what value the OLED touch strip really brings or why anyone should pay extra for it. And let's not even talk about why the MacBook Air hasn't gotten any meaningful update in years.

Things aren't better for Apple's desktop Macs. The trash can-shaped Mac Pro was such an utter failure that Apple had to essentially admit it screwed up big time. It's very clear Apple doesn't care about the Mac mini (it hasn't been updated in almost three years) and if not for a recent update to the iMac, you'd have thought Apple didn't care about it either, since it was last updated nearly two years ago. Read more...

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          Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos   
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Self-driving cars can make it through ice, snow, thunderstorms, and the winding streets of Pittsburgh

What can't they handle? Kangaroos. 

Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's "Large Animal Detection system" was flummoxed by kangaroos

SEE ALSO: Check out the first photos of Waymo's self-driving big rig

The cars can deal with roaming deer, elk, and caribou, but can't process kangaroos because of the animals' "unique method of movement," or hopping.

“Any company that would be working on the autonomous car concept would be having to do the same developmental work,” Volvo Australia Managing Director Kevin McCann said. “We brought our engineers into Australia to begin the exercise of gathering the data of how the animals can move and behave so the computers can understand it more.” Read more...

More about Tech, Australia, Volvo, Self Driving Cars, and Kangaroos
          Here's a man getting showered by a giant water balloon in slow motion   
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Looking for a way to stay cool this summer? Try letting a 6-foot water balloon explode just above your helpless body.

That's precisely the premise of the latest video from The Slow Mo Guys, who are celebrating the end of their "Water Balloon June" series. What a way to go out.

In all seriousness, though, please don't try this at home. Read more...

More about Viral Videos, Slo Mo Guys, Water Balloon, Culture, and Web Culture

          J.K. Rowling has an explanation for all of Trump's deranged tweets   
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President Donald Trump has been on a roll recently — when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning

After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. 

Nobody wants to find out that the President of the USA is constantly drunk, but my god, it would explain a lothttps://t.co/1d1Sdo9mNG

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 1, 2017

Yep: maybe Trump is just drunk all the time? There's one flaw in that theory, though. Trump doesn't drink. Based on that long-held Trump lore, every tweet sent by Trump is sent sober.  Read more...

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          5 sports storylines we can't wait to see unfold through the rest of 2017   
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We recently looked back at 8.5 of our favorites sports moments so far this year, but guess what? 

We still have half of 2017 yet to come! With that in mind, here are five more sports storylines we can't wait to see unfold between now and year's end. 

Mayweather vs. McGregor

Two famous fighters eye a big payday.

Two famous fighters eye a big payday.

Image: ap/shutterstock composite

Let's call this what it is: A boxing match that's a spectacle meant to generate revenue more than it is a legitimate sporting competition. How so? Conor McGregor is a UFC legend who's not really a boxer. Floyd Mayweather is a 40-year-old fighter known more for his technical proficiency and defensive style than exciting fights or knocking people out.  Read more...

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          It's Chris-mas in July. Here's how to celebrate   
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This summer, more than ever, the internet and world at large is in the throes of peak Chris madness. For serious scientific reasons enumerated below, Mashable has dubbed today, July 1st, the year of our lord 2017 as...Chris-mas.

What is Chris-mas? Christmas, but for Chrises! Christmas in July — but Chris-mas, in July. On this day we celebrate our Chrises in all their glory and embarrassment, because we too are miracles of glorious embarrassment.

In honor of the internet's fascination with them, in honor of their success and the fact that now, finally, they're all members of the Academy — the timing is finally right for Chris-mas in July. Read more...

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          Glamorous pet owners are getting matching manicures with their cats   
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First thing's first: you should never, ever paint your pet's claws with actual nail polish. It's toxic to them! But should you hunger for you and your cat to have matching manicures, there's a glamorous alternative.

Cristi, a cat owner from California, routinely purchases nail caps for her cat, Wednesday. One day, she found a purple, glittery set — the same purple glitter as her own manicure.

SEE ALSO: Cats have been getting humans to do their bidding for 9,000 years

Hell yeah.

Bffs pic.twitter.com/aa7eCQbxVX

— cristi cupcake 💘 (@cristimari_) June 24, 2017

As it turns out, Cristi wasn't the only one to have this idea. After another user shared her image, it went viral, and other pet owners started sharing manicure pics, too. Read more...

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          Pedal across the ocean surface with this breezy board   
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Mirage Eclipse has pedals and a handlebar for you to pedal across the water. The large fins move you forward. Generate speed or freely cruise at a relaxed paced. The handlebar and rudder comes off so the board fits right on top of your car.  Read more...

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          These trick mirror photos were once thought to be the future of portraiture   
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1897

Frederic and Francis Almy (twins). O.A. Taft Studio, Buffalo, New York.

Image: collection of Christopher B. Steiner

These photographs, collected by Connecticut College art history and anthropology professor Christopher B. Steiner, were created using a photo-multigraph or “trick mirror” technique

Invented by James B. Shaw in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the early 1890s, a photo-multigraph is created by placing the sitter between two mirrors which are angled to produce four reflections of the subject.

By exposing a person’s face from every angle, the photo-multigraph was touted as a system which would enable “us to see ourselves as others see us.”  Read more...

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          Why are these weird distorted brand logos so funny?   
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A ridiculous new aesthetic of corporate mockery is taking hold online. 

A strain of dedicated Photoshop artists have inexplicably committed themselves to jumbling major brand logos into nonsense words — and their work is oddly amusing.

SEE ALSO: Tech dominates ranking of the world's most valuable brands

"Subway, Eat Fresh," for instance, is remixed into "Sbubby, eef freef." Burger King is "Bubker Kirg, Have It In a Way."

As with most weird internet trends, there's already an entire section of Reddit (r/Sbubby) dedicated to the form. There, users have been diligently reimagining dozens of recognizable businesses for months. Some of their handiwork surfaced on Twitter this week in a viral post. Read more...

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          This airport is already using facial recognition on U.S. citizens   
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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) evidently doesn't need Congress to begin using facial recognition of United States citizens. 

Officials at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Logan International Airport in Boston earlier this week began to scan faces of U.S. citizens and other passengers on specific flights. Congress has nine times passed legislation authorizing the use of biometric technology on non-U.S. citizens as a way of verifying when foreign nationals enter and exit the country, but they've never authorized such legislation for citizens, according to surveillance law experts. Read more...

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          Why AirPods will eventually come free with every iPhone   
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The iPhone of the future may or may not look much like its predecessors, but at some point in the next few years it's almost a sure bet that Apple is going to get rid of the Lightning port. The industry's move toward wireless charging is clear, and by killing the headphone jack, Apple clearly has no love for any particular connector, even its own.

There's a clear consequence of dropping all ports, though, and it begs the question: What will Apple do about the headphones? Today, it packages Lightning EarPods in the box along with a dongle for traditional headphones. But any cellphone needs to come with a hands-free way of taking calls, and without a port, the answer is clear: go wireless. Read more...

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          This week in apps: Hail an UberBOAT, be green, fight UFOs, and much more   
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It's completely possible that you weren't able to keep up with app updates this week considering all of the speculation of what the iPhone will look like in 2020. If that's the case, there's no need to worry. We've got you covered.

SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop. Here's what caught our eye this week. (If you're looking for more, make sure to check out last week's roundup.)

UberBOAT

Uber has been on a wild ride lately. And on the last day of June, the company launched a new service.  Read more...

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          Ring in Canada Day with Trudeau's best moments (and forget about Trump for a while)   
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O Canada! it's a big day, eh?

To celebrate Canada Day 2017, which marks 150 years since the country's founding on July 1, 1867, please allow us to reminisce fondly on Justin Trudeau's year in the spotlight.

In the midst of America's own political dumpster fire, Canada's prime minister has captured hearts and inspired joy with his charming demeanor and undeniably adorable antics. We thank him for this.

SEE ALSO: Justin Trudeau, Sophie Turner, and the cast of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' all ate oysters together. Sure.

Of course, we're aware that some of Trudeau's actions may also be not-so-coincidentally great photo opps, and there's no denying he's had some major Tru-don't moments, like the time he called Fidel Castro a "remarkable leader."  Read more...

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          These Facebook marketing skills can help you become more hirable   
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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

Let's be real. After you picked up that fancy diploma, you lost all interest in learning skills that won't help you earn a higher paycheck. 

If you work in marketing, you probably already know the importance of Facebook in advertising, building brand awareness, and driving purchases. But nearly anyone—even marketing neophytes—can benefit greatly from a crash course in this essential tool. Why? Companies across a wide spectrum of industries are rapidly investing in Facebook marketing professionals to help spearhead growth initiatives.  Read more...

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          Check out the micro drone that got more than $3.5 million on Indiegogo   
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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

While smartphone-based VR is still in the early stages, there are some drones that prove the technology is coming along quicker than we think.    

Smart, fast, and able to fit in the palms of your hands, the Micro Drone 3.0 is what we’ve all been waiting for.    

SEE ALSO: Gadgets to help make your smart home smarter

With the power to stream 720p HD video directly to your device, you get a first-person view of the drone’s flight path as it cruises along at speeds up to 45 mph.    

 

This kit comes with everything you need to fly, including a cardboard headset and inverted blades for belly-up orientation. For more tactile control than a capacitive touch screen, there's also a 2.4 GHz handset that can extend your flight range up to 500 feet.     Read more...

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          I tried to write a novel in a month and now I have a publishing offer   
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Back in December 2015, I wrote a fairly waffling account of my attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month.

You can read the whole thing here if you want, but the TL;DR version is this: I had very little sleep, drank far too much tea, and all-in-all felt like I had aged about 10 years in the process. But in the end I just about managed it.

After reaching the 50,000 word target, I had three main aims: 1) actually finish the book, 2) have a stab at getting it published, and 3) somehow become best friends with Stephen King and/or J.K. Rowling, who are pretty much my literary heroes and the subject of at least 80% of the articles I write for Mashable. Read more...

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          The Rock can't wait to meet Elizabeth Warren, who is apparently a huge 'Ballers' fan   
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can smell what Elizabeth Warren is cooking ... and he likes it. 

On Friday afternoon, the movie star tweeted this after it was revealed that the Democratic senator from Massachusetts was a big fan of the HBO show Ballers, which is basically Entourage but with sports agents:

Can't wait to meet Senator Warren one day. She's got a big Rock sized hug coming for all the @BallersHBO luv. She's a baller 👊🏾https://t.co/Ekggy8raDB

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 1, 2017

In a segment for Full Frontal, Warren sat down with host Samantha Bee, where it was revealed the senator had a huge crush on The Rock—which, I mean, who doesn't. Read more...

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          Party, down: Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland arrested and charged with wire fraud   
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          'True Detective' Season 3 could star Mahershala Ali and suddenly we're interested again   
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Oscar winner and professional scene-stealer Mahershala Ali has single-handedly renewed our interest in True Detective Season 3.

The Moonlight star is currently in early talks to star in the third season of HBO's anthology crime drama, Mashable has confirmed, although a deal is not yet in place. HBO declined to comment on Ali's potential involvement, which was first reported by the Tracking Board.

SEE ALSO: Mahershala Ali used to be a rapper and of course he's very good

If everything works out, Ali would follow in the footsteps of Season 1 stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and Season 2 leads Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn.  Read more...

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          People lined up at midnight and took out extra cash for the first day of legal weed in Nevada   
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July 1 was a big day in Nevada. 

At midnight, dispensaries could legally start selling marijuana for recreational use. Nevada voters chose to legalize recreational marijuana back in November, and that decision went into effect on Saturday. 

People over 21 years old can buy weed with ID at the state's dispensaries. Buying from anyone not licensed by the state and smoking weed in public are still illegal. 

Legal weed in Nevada means legal weed in Las Vegas, and many of the Nevada residents most excited for midnight to hit lined up in Vegas last night. 

Many people lined up overnight as Las Vegas began selling legal pot for recreational use for the first time. https://t.co/T1wmvf1fvh pic.twitter.com/BnugOk41P1

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          Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos   
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Self-driving cars can make it through ice, snow, thunderstorms, and the winding streets of Pittsburgh

What can't they handle? Kangaroos. 

Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's "Large Animal Detection system" was flummoxed by kangaroos

SEE ALSO: Check out the first photos of Waymo's self-driving big rig

The cars can deal with roaming deer, elk, and caribou, but can't process kangaroos because of the animals' "unique method of movement," or hopping.

“Any company that would be working on the autonomous car concept would be having to do the same developmental work,” Volvo Australia Managing Director Kevin McCann said. “We brought our engineers into Australia to begin the exercise of gathering the data of how the animals can move and behave so the computers can understand it more.” Read more...

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          J.K. Rowling has an explanation for all of Trump's deranged tweets   
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President Donald Trump has been on a roll recently — when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning

After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. 

Nobody wants to find out that the President of the USA is constantly drunk, but my god, it would explain a lothttps://t.co/1d1Sdo9mNG

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 1, 2017

Yep: maybe Trump is just drunk all the time? There's one flaw in that theory, though. Trump doesn't drink. Based on that long-held Trump lore, every tweet sent by Trump is sent sober.  Read more...

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          Construction Sales - Skyrock Construction - Mississauga, ON   
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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
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          Grateful - Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix - November 2016   
Last night my friends & I got together at The Craft Shack to do Tim's November tag.  I thought it was going to be a quick one but there were a lot of steps & we loved doing every one of them!! 

After reading over both techniques, I decided to start with Technique 2 - Dimensional Coloring which is from November 2015  I thought it would be easier to make the additions to the tag first so we'd know where to place the rubs.  The maple leaf is from Autumn Blueprints stamp set using distress markers (rusty hinge, wild honey, fired brick, candied apple & carved pumpkin).  I blended the colors a bit too much so you wouldn't think I use that many colors but I do love how it turned out! Because I have a wonderful life, I decided to use the word "grateful" die cut with Tim's 1" Alpha/Numeric die set (love all the letters this set has)!  I used a #10 manila tag & the word was a little wider than the tag but I think it adds some nice dimension.  It's held on the corrugated with the smaller hex fasteners. 

Technique #1 Remnant Rub Resist is from May 2013 & is something I'll definitely do on future projects.  I used botanical remnant rubs & peeled paint, dusty concord, victorian velvet, fossilized amber & carved pumpkin stains.

I tied a dark red jute from my stash onto a quote band & added it using my tiny attacher.  I used carved pumpkin, candied apple & peeled paint stains on the crinkle ribbon & I kinda of "muddied" it up but it does look like fall. 

Only one more tag left this year & I can't wait to see what Tim has in store for us!  TFL! 


          Civic blueprint to evict squatters   
The civic body is preparing a blueprint for a major eviction drive to remove encroachments from roads and drains in its three administrative zones across the city.
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THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN TECHNICAL MANUALS, SHOP DIRECTIVES, MULTIVIEW BLUEPRINTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN... $19.63 an hour
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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN TECHNICAL MANUALS, SHOP DIRECTIVES, MULTIVIEW BLUEPRINTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN... $19.63 an hour
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*Position Overview* Commercially weld material by manual or semi-automatic process. *Key Responsibilities and Tasks* * Read and interpret blueprints. *
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          Welder - Andritz Hydro Canada Inc. - AFI - Paris, ON   
*Position Overview* Commercially weld material by manual or semi-automatic process. *Key Responsibilities and Tasks* * Read and interpret blueprints or
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          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. AECOM is seeking a Millwright Journeyman to be based in our Rainbow Lake, Alberta location....
From AECOM - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:48:19 GMT - View all Rainbow Lake, AB jobs
          Powder Coater, 1st & 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Use correct powder per customer specification – ability to read basic blueprint is helpful. We have been providing our customers with quality product and above...
From Indeed - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:50:37 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Blueprint for Travel   

Update: I will premiere "Blueprint for Travel" on July 7th, 2017 at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum as a part of the monthly city wide "Art After Dark" series. This will be my first time exhibiting in San Luis Obispo and celebrates my one year anniversary of arriving here on of all things, the Amtrak Coast Starlight.

"Blueprint for Travel" explores the motion and poetic nature of passenger rail travel. This is an outside looking in and inside looking out shredded view of Amtrak's Capitol Corridor route from Emeryville to Suisun City, California.

Back in 2012 I released a shorter 1 minute version “Blueprint for Travel rev. 1.2” that premiered at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. At that time the computer I was using lacked the horsepower to render the complicated array of video tracks I was demanding. I had to wait until now to complete this work in progress as I have since upgraded my system in the past year.

The former shorter version for your reference:
vimeo.com/48982407

Camera, Original Music & Editing by Phil Loarie
Camera: Sony HDR-CX500v camcorder
Editing Suite: Sony Vegas Pro 13
Shot on location (Emeryville, Crockett and Benicia, California) from August 2012 through March 2013.
Post Production: Chumash Village, San Luis Obispo, California, June 2017

Cast: SchmueyVision

Tags: Blueprint for Travel, HD, Amtrak passenger rail travel, Capitol Corridor, Shredded View, Crockett, Benicia, Emeryville, California, SchmueyVision, Phil Loarie and 2017


          Fixture Assembler - A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc. - Canada   
The incumbent will fit and assemble parts to a ready fixture, using a variety of hand and machine tools. Ability to read detailing and assembly blueprints....
From A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc. - Sun, 28 May 2017 09:26:32 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Un chino pide un 'uber' local para un traslado y le aparece un camión descomunal en la puerta   
Las historias que nos llegan de China con frecuencia están repletas de anécdotas que desde estas latitudes nos parecen completamente pintorescas, pero que puede que en aquel país sucedan con más frecuencia de lo que pensamos....
          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. + Provide technical recommendations. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate...
From AECOM - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:48:19 GMT - View all Rainbow Lake, AB jobs
          Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release   
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Elon Musk is working hard to make Tesla vehicles everyone can afford, but the only available versions of the tech-centric electric vehicle are still too pricey for some of us — but not in augmented reality! 

That's what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple's new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 

SEE ALSO: Apple demos ARKit, a mobile augmented reality development platform

Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how it allows you to choose the color of your Model 3 while seeing how it looks in your own driveway.  Read more...

More about Apple, Tesla, Virtual Reality, Vr, and Model 3
          Michel Gondry debuts film shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 7   
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French director Michel Gondry is well known for his many innovative approaches to shooting film and music videos, but none may be more disruptive than his recent decision to shoot a short film using an iPhone 7

SEE ALSO: Does the OnePlus 5 have a better camera than the iPhone 7 Plus?

The ten-minute film, titled Détour, which is in French with English subtitles, was released on Thursday and tells a charming story of a family on a road trip with all the classic Gondry touches of surrealist quirkiness you'd expect. 

Gondry, whose previous films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet, and a number of groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Björk, Kanye West, Beck, and the White Stripes, seems at home attaching the iPhone 7 to various rigs to achieve the final result.  Read more...

More about Iphone, Films, France, French, and Filmmaking
          Bring the movie theater anywhere with this portable drive-in projector   
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'Hitch Theaters' is a portable movie screen and projector stand that attaches to the back of your vehicle. Read more...

More about Movies, Travel, Kickstarter, Traveling, and Movie

          That time Amazon had a social network years before Facebook   
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It may seem like Amazon is suddenly hungry to take over the world, but the company has been focused on dominating the internet for a very long time, a fact we were recently reminded of via a profile on early social networking site PlanetAll. 

If you've never heard of PlanetAll, that's because it's one of the few social networks born in the '90s that came long before Facebook. 

SEE ALSO: Amazon's Whole Foods deal pretty much sunk Blue Apron's IPO

A couple of years after PlanetAll launched with a goal of connecting friends and family on the internet, Amazon acquired the company in 1998. Calling one of the features on its site a "smart address book," PlanetAll allowed users to connect with other groups around particular interests, offered news updates, horoscopes, and offered a calendar reminder service that worked with the then popular Palm Pilot mobile organizer. Read more...

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          Apple iMac 27-inch 5K review: It sucks... you right in   
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"Apple doesn't care about the Mac anymore" is the overarching narrative that's been tossed around over the last few years.

There's some truth to the sentiment, even if you're a long-time Apple user and Mac supporter.

The MacBook's still too underpowered, overpriced, and still only has a single USB-C port. The new MacBook Pros force you into dongle hell and if you get the Touch Bar model, it's still not clear what value the OLED touch strip really brings or why anyone should pay extra for it. And let's not even talk about why the MacBook Air hasn't gotten any meaningful update in years.

Things aren't better for Apple's desktop Macs. The trash can-shaped Mac Pro was such an utter failure that Apple had to essentially admit it screwed up big time. It's very clear Apple doesn't care about the Mac mini (it hasn't been updated in almost three years) and if not for a recent update to the iMac, you'd have thought Apple didn't care about it either, since it was last updated nearly two years ago. Read more...

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          Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos   
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Self-driving cars can make it through ice, snow, thunderstorms, and the winding streets of Pittsburgh

What can't they handle? Kangaroos. 

Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's "Large Animal Detection system" was flummoxed by kangaroos

SEE ALSO: Check out the first photos of Waymo's self-driving big rig

The cars can deal with roaming deer, elk, and caribou, but can't process kangaroos because of the animals' "unique method of movement," or hopping.

“Any company that would be working on the autonomous car concept would be having to do the same developmental work,” Volvo Australia Managing Director Kevin McCann said. “We brought our engineers into Australia to begin the exercise of gathering the data of how the animals can move and behave so the computers can understand it more.” Read more...

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          CNC Mill Setup & Operate - Slacan Industries Inc. - Brantford, ON   
Program CNC Machining Centers. Three years or more experience. Read and interpret blueprints. Setup and operate CNC Machining Centers.... $25.97 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 04 May 2017 18:01:45 GMT - View all Brantford, ON jobs
          CNC Machinist/Programmer - Kenyon Fabricating, LLC - Lawndale, NC   
Operating and Maintaining CNC Lathes, Saws, and Milling Machines Reading Blueprints and Schematics to Identify Potential Problems Before Production Runs
From Indeed - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:47:49 GMT - View all Lawndale, NC jobs
          Liquid Sunlight from Humalife | Life Enthusiast Co-op Episode 289   
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The purest quality of Humic and Fulvic concentrates available from ancient organic soil - nutrients and minerals that are essential for human health. Nature's most broad spectrum Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-carcinogenic and Antiviral. Burns fat, builds muscle and promotes growth and renewal of cells. Immune boosting and hormone balancing.

Nothing has been added or taken away, to supply you with the perfect food, for challenging times. All products are in sacred geometry, divinely prepared to bring you to alignment with all that is whole and good.

Fulvic Acid has some amazing external benefits as well as taken internally...

  • Powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger
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  • It acts as a wide spectrum antimicrobial and fungicide
  • Neutralizing poison ivy and poison oak
  • It removes discoloration due to skin bruises
  • Helps to treat open wounds, cuts and abrasions
  • Kills pathogens responsible for athletes foot
  • It helps to treat rashes, skin irritations, insect and spider bites
  • Heal burns with minimum pain or scarring

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Realign your DNA to original blueprint, re-grow brain cells, reduce physical and emotional stress, have more stamina, focus and endurance.

Life Crystals developed by George Merkl are created from fruit, oolong tea, coffee and honey using a solar distillation process yielding a concentration of ATP/GTP in a ultra pure crystalline base of the 5 carbon sugars.

Fulvic Acid is a nano carrier for Life Crystals right into the nucleus of each cell where it instructs the mitochondria to make more ATP. A single molecule of Fulvic Acid carries more than 70 minerals and trace elements into your cells.

Fulvic Acid concentrate works synergistically with the life crystals to boost cellular ATP and energy production, feeding your cells powerful anthocyanin, carotenoid and antioxidants.

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Learn more about Dr. George Merkl: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-George-Merkl/162691457177924?id=162691457177924&sk=info


          BLUEPRINT   
BLUEPRINT lets you check your site for broken links. BLUEPRINT will store a complete map of your site on your local disk and all the information you needon what belongs where and what isn't there. In addition, it will help you determine how intuitive your navigation system is and let you check all the graphics being used. That way, you don't end up with multiple versions of the same graphic that aren't being used.BLUEPRINT's site report gives all sorts of insight into what's happening when your users hit the page. Tag:
          Construction Sales - Skyrock Construction - Mississauga, ON   
Required license or certification:. Vehicle would an asset, will provide car allowance or company car. Reading Blueprints Not necessary however would be An... $80,000 a year
From Indeed - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:38:49 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Read and interpret drawings and blueprints. This position will install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical...
From AECOM - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:48:19 GMT - View all Rainbow Lake, AB jobs
          blueprint rendering by robertking9044   
Take set of blueprints and make color and add landscaping (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Design)
          Hitman Sniper v1.7.93444   
Hitman Sniper v1.7.93444
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Hitman Sniper is an Action Games for Android. Download latest version of Hitman Sniper v1.7.93444 Apk + Mod Full for android from APKEra.com 

5/5 - "Now that it’s here, I can’t stop playing it, which is remarkable for a title that is much more concerned with showcasing how much you can do within certain constraints instead of reveling in any kind of excess." - Gamezebo

BECOME THE ULTIMATE SILENT ASSASSIN
Step into the shoes of Agent 47 in Hitman Sniper and discover the most compelling sniper experience on mobile.

TACTICAL MISSIONS IN MONTENEGRO
Hone your strategic skills and orchestrate the perfect assassination kill shot.

SURVIVOR CHALLENGE IN DEATH VALLEY
Non-stop action as the zombie hunter in a true test of your skills and speed of execution.

MORE THAN 150 MISSIONS AND 10 DIFFERENT CONTRACTS
Improve your skills for the perfect assassination as you uncover secrets and subterfuges.

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Eliminate targets, collect weapon parts and complete blueprints to unlock the most powerful guns.

COMPETE AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS FOR THE FIRST PLACE IN THE LEADERBOARDS
Boost your score and climb up the contract killer ranks to become the world's finest silent assassin.


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          Fat Loss Blueprint Lose Weight Starting This Week   

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Fat Loss Blueprint: Lose Weight Starting This Week
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Learn how to lose fat effectively using concepts used for their excellent results.


          Plumber Licenced - Cook's Plumbing & Heating Inc. - Owen Sound, ON   
Plumber - fully Licenced - minimum 3 years experience - capable of whole house rough-in's - read blueprints - residential plumbing repairs, renos and fixture $25 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:05:54 GMT - View all Owen Sound, ON jobs
          Construction Sales - Skyrock Construction - Mississauga, ON   
Required license or certification:. Vehicle would an asset, will provide car allowance or company car. Reading Blueprints Not necessary however would be An... $80,000 a year
From Indeed - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:38:49 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          Personalized Scrap Paper Artwork   
Personalized Scrap Paper Artwork via My Very Educated Mother


Guess what? We’re adding on to our house (you’ll be hearing more about this later) which means the two little ones will be getting their own rooms. How exciting right? I know the first time I had a room to myself I couldn’t wait to start decorating the walls! Not much has changed, the ground hasn’t even been broken and I’m already daydreaming décor ideas. When the package of Apple Barrel paintand Mod Podge Washout showed up at our door I couldn’t wait to get busy on the first project on my list – Personalized Scrap Paper Artwork!

The Apple Barrel Paints matched up perfectly to some scrap scrapbook paper I had wanted to clean out of my supply closet and the Mod Podge Washout is made with kids in mind. As its name implies it washes out easier but that’s not what grabbed my kid’s attention, after watching me use the Gloss and Matte formulas on so many projects they were happy to see a formula (and bottle) made for them. P.S. I’m not allowed to use it unless they say it’s okay. Seriously, they have control issues…I blame it on their father.


Personalized Artwork Project via My Very Educated Mother
Supplies
  • Apple Barrel Paints
  • Mod Podge Washout
  • Scrap pieces of scrapbook paper
  • canvases
  • stencils
  • Spouncer sponge stencil brushes

Directions

Because these pieces are made by, and for, the kids I let them pick out their favorite pieces of scrapbook paper, then we started ripping it up. Warning: Don’t walk away for a minute to grab your camera or you’ll end up with pieces too small to use! When you let kids rip something up, they’ll really rip it up.
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This is my favorite part, lay the pieces of paper onto your canvas in a pattern that pleases you. Remind you little ones to overlap as little as possible.

My Very Educated Mother - Personalized Artwork - Laying out Design
Once you get a layout everyone can live with start Mod Podging your pieces down. If you haven’t noticed we recycled some older canvases. 

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Once the canvas was covered we let everything dry and then Mommy stepped it. I went ahead and trimmed the paper off the sides and put on the final coats of Mod Podge. Now the pictures were ready for stenciling.

We’ve used stencils before so the kids knew the importance of holding them as still as possible. As you can see in the picture below, I held down a corner for my daughter and ended up with green fingers! No worries, like the Podge the paint washed off both the kids and I easily with soap and water.
This ended up being such a fun project I foresee many more like it in my future!


I want to note, my daughter used heavier two-sided paper so she had virtually NO bubbling. My son on the other hand not only used thinner paper but also got a bit ahead of himself, while I helped his sister. I completely understand his impatience, it’s hard for me to wait for someone to tell me what to do sometimes too.

This post was written as part of a campaign with The Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.

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          Reducing risk where tectonic plates collide—U.S. Geological Survey subduction zone science plan   

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information and tools to build resilience in communities exposed to subduction zone earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Improving the application of USGS science to successfully reduce risk from these events relies on whole community efforts, with continuing partnerships among scientists and stakeholders, including researchers from universities, other government labs and private industry, land-use planners, engineers, policy-makers, emergency managers and responders, business owners, insurance providers, the media, and the general public.

Motivated by recent technological advances and increased awareness of our growing vulnerability to subduction-zone hazards, the USGS is uniquely positioned to take a major step forward in the science it conducts and products it provides, building on its tradition of using long-term monitoring and research to develop effective products for hazard mitigation. This science plan provides a blueprint both for prioritizing USGS science activities and for delineating USGS interests and potential participation in subduction zone science supported by its partners.

The activities in this plan address many USGS stakeholder needs:

  • High-fidelity tools and user-tailored information that facilitate increasingly more targeted, neighborhood-scale decisions to mitigate risks more cost-effectively and ensure post-event operability. Such tools may include maps, tables, and simulated earthquake ground-motion records conveying shaking intensity and frequency. These facilitate the prioritization of retrofitting of vulnerable infrastructure;
  • Information to guide local land-use and response planning to minimize development in likely hazardous zones (for example, databases, maps, and scenario documents to guide evacuation route planning in communities near volcanoes, along coastlines vulnerable to tsunamis, and built on landslide-prone terrain);
  • New tools to assess the potential for cascading hazards, such as landslides, tsunamis, coastal changes, and flooding caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions;
  • Geospatial models of permanent, widespread land- and sea-level changes that may occur in the immediate aftermath of great (M ≥8.0) subduction zone earthquakes;
  • Strong partnerships between scientists and public safety providers for effective decision making during periods of elevated hazard and risk;
  • Accurate forecasts of far-reaching hazards (for example, ash clouds, tsunamis) to avert catastrophes and unnecessary disruptions in air and sea transportation;
  • Aftershock forecasts to guide decisions about when and where to re-enter, repair, or rebuild buildings and infrastructure, for all types of subduction zone earthquakes.

          Reducing risk where tectonic plates collide   

Most of the world’s earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanic eruptions are caused by the continuous motions of the many tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s outer shell. The most powerful of these natural hazards occur in subduction zones, where two plates collide and one is thrust beneath another. The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) “Reducing Risk Where Tectonic Plates Collide—A USGS Plan to Advance Subduction Zone Science” is a blueprint for building the crucial scientific foundation needed to inform the policies and practices that can make our Nation more resilient to subduction zone-related hazards.


          MYSTICISM REVIEW: Calling Us Home - Chris Luttichau   
Release Date: 09/03/17
Publisher: Head of Zeus

SYNOPSIS:

From one of our most respected shamanic teachers, a blueprint for happiness which interweaves practical teachings, history, anecdote and ancestral wisdom. Alongside consciousness, meditation and mindfulness, shamanism, with its vision of the interconnectedness of all life, is undergoing an unprecedented revival in the western world. With personal stories from the author's 35-year study of shamanism and the earth-wisdom teachings, and clear, practical tools, this book offers a path leading to the transformation of ourselves, of our reality and consequently the course of our lives. It is a life-changing message from the heart of shamanism.

Chris Luttichau shares his teachings on shamanism and earth-based spirituality in workshops and ongoing training groups through the Northern Drum Shamanic Training Centre. He also leads wilderness expeditions.


REVIEW:

In a world where we seek to believe in what we can see and feel, there are times when it feels that you want to connect back to older days, when we connected more to the earth through mysticism.

This book by one of the leading names in the field helps bring it to the modern reader so that the information is not only there but accessible in a way that makes sense. It allows you to delve more into yourself and discover your inner peace as well as aiding you relax through escapism of the modern world.

All round its well written, easy to follow and if you're open it gives you that chance to find a way to "speak" to those who have gone before. Definitely an interesting read.

          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Must be able to work from verbal instructions, written instructions, sketches, blueprints, electrical , PLC, schematics, manuals and other reference materials....
From Indeed - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:42:51 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Rig Welder - Aval Engineering - Gibsons, BC   
Accurately interpret information from work orders, job orders, specifications, ISO’s,blueprints or other drawings and recognize basic blueprints or symbols for... $42 an hour
From Indeed - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 03:37:41 GMT - View all Gibsons, BC jobs
          Journeyman Pipefitter - Aval International - Gibsons, BC   
Required license or certification:. Journeyman Trade certificate is preferred. Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and follow specifications....
From Indeed - Sat, 27 May 2017 21:18:28 GMT - View all Gibsons, BC jobs
          Weekly Commentary: The Road to Normalization   
The past week provided important support for the “peak monetary stimulus” thesis. There is mounting evidence that global central bankers are monitoring inflating asset prices with heightened concern. The intense focus on CPI is beginning to blur. They would prefer to be on a cautious path toward policy normalization.

June 25 – Financial Times (Claire Jones): “Global financial stability will be in jeopardy if low inflation lulls central banks into not raising interest rates when needed, the Bank for International Settlements has warned. The message about the dangers of sticking too closely to inflation targets comes as central banks in some of the world’s largest economies are considering how to end years of ultra-loose monetary policy after the global financial crisis… ‘Keeping interest rates too low for long could raise financial stability and macroeconomic risks further down the road, as debt continues to pile up and risk-taking in financial markets gathers steam,’ the bank said in its annual report. The BIS acknowledged that raising rates too quickly could cause a panic in markets that have grown used to cheap central bank cash. However, delaying action would mean rates would need to rise further and faster to prevent the next crisis. ‘The most fundamental question for central banks in the next few years is going to be what to do if the economy is chugging along well, but inflation is not going up,’ said Claudio Borio, the head of the BIS’s monetary and economics department… ‘Central banks may have to tolerate longer periods when inflation is below target, and tighten monetary policy if demand is strong — even if inflation is weak — so as not to fall behind the curve with respect to the financial cycle.’ …Mr Borio said many of the factors influencing wage growth were global and would be long-lasting. ‘If, as we think, the forces of globalisation and technology are relevant [in keeping wages low] and have not fully run their course, this will continue to put downward pressure on inflation,’ he said.”

While global markets easily ignored ramifications from the BIS’s (the central bank to central banks) annual report, the same could not be said for less than super dovish comments from Mario Draghi, my nominee for “the world’s most important central banker.”

June 27 – Financial Times (Katie Martin): “What’s that, you say? The ‘R-word’? Judging from the markets, Mario Draghi’s emphasis on reflation changes everything, and highlights the communications challenge lying ahead of the president of the European Central Bank. The ECB’s crisis-fighter-in-chief threw investors into a fit of the vapours on Tuesday when he said he was growing increasingly confident in the currency bloc’s economic recovery, and that ‘deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones’.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Annie Massa and Elizabeth Dexheimer): “Mario Draghi hinted at how he may sell a gradual unwinding of European Central Bank stimulus. The ECB president repeated his mantra that the Governing Council needs to be patient in letting inflation pressures build in the euro area and prudent in withdrawing support. At the same time, there’s room to tweak existing measures. ‘As the economy continues to recover, a constant policy stance will become more accommodative, and the central bank can accompany the recovery by adjusting the parameters of its policy instruments -- not in order to tighten the policy stance, but to keep it broadly unchanged.’ The comments echo an argument first made by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann… With his nod to a frequent critic of quantitative easing who has been calling for an end of the 2.3 trillion-euro ($2.6 trillion) program, Draghi may have set the stage for a discussion in the coming months on phasing out asset purchases.”

When the ECB chose not to offer any policy clarification coming out of its June 8th meeting, wishful markets had Draghi holding out until September. The timeline was moved up, with the ECB president using the bank’s annual meeting, held this year in Sintra Portugal, to offer initial thoughts on how the ECB might remove accommodation. Market reaction was swift.

German 10-year bund yields surged 13 bps Tuesday and almost doubled this week to 47bps. French yield jumped 14 bps Tuesday – and 21 bps for the week - to 82 bps. European periphery bonds were under pressure. Italian 10-year yields rose 16 bps Tuesday and 24 bps for the week to 2.16%. Portuguese yields rose 14 bps Tuesday, ending the week at 3.03%. Draghi’s comments rattled bond markets around the globe. Ten-year Treasury yields rose seven bps to 2.21% (up 16 bps for the week), Canadian bonds 11 bps to 1.57% and Australian bonds 10 bps to 2.46%. Emerging market bonds also came under heavy selling pressure, with Eastern European bonds taking a pounding.

June 28 – Bloomberg (Robert Brand): “This is what it sounds like when doves screech. Less than 24 hours Mario Draghi jolted financial markets by saying ‘deflationary forces’ have been replaced by reflationary ones, European Central Bank officials reversed the script, saying markets had misinterpreted the central banker’s comments. What was perceived as hawkish was really meant to strike a balance between recognizing the currency bloc’s economic strength and warning that monetary support is still needed, three Eurosystem officials familiar with policymakers’ thinking said. Their dovish interpretation sparked a rapid unwinding of moves in assets from the euro to stocks and sovereign bonds.”

I don’t see it as the markets misinterpreting Draghi. Understandably, inflated Bubble markets have turned hyper-sensitive to the course of ECB policymaking. The ECB’s massive purchase program inflated a historic Bubble throughout European debt markets, a speculative Bubble that I believe unleashed a surge of global liquidity that has underpinned increasingly speculative securities markets.

If not for massive QE operations from the ECB and BOJ, I believe the 2016 global reversal in bond yields would have likely ushered in a major de-risking/deleveraging episode throughout global markets. Instead, powerful liquidity injections sustained speculative Bubbles throughout global fixed income, in the process spurring blow-off excess throughout global equities and risk assets more generally. Recalling the summer of 2007, everyone is determined to see the dance party rave indefinitely.

First-half QE has been estimated (by Bank of America) at (an incredible) $1.5 TN. Bubbling markets should come as no stunning surprise. At May highs, most European equities indices were sporting double-digit year-to-date gains. The S&P500 returned (price + dividends) almost 10% for the first half, with the more speculative areas of U.S. equities outperforming. The Nasdaq Composite gained 14.1% in the first-half, with the large company Nasdaq 100 (NDX) rising 16.1%. Despite this week’s declines, the Morgan Stanley High Tech index rose 20.3%, and the Semiconductors (SOX) jumped 14.2% y-t-d. The Biotechs (BTK) surged 9.7% during Q2, boosting y-t-d gains to 25.6%. The NYSE Healthcare Index gained 7.7% for the quarter and 15.3% y-t-d. The Nasdaq Transports jumped 9.7% during Q2, with the DJ Transports up 5.3%. The Nasdaq Other Financials rose 7.9% in the quarter.

Central banks have closely collaborated since the financial crisis. While always justifying policy stimulus on domestic grounds, it’s now been almost a decade of central bankers coordinating stimulus measures to address global system fragilities. I doubt the Fed would have further ballooned its balance sheet starting in late-2012 if not for the “European” financial crisis. In early-2016, the ECB and BOJ would not have so aggressively expanded QE programs – and the Fed not postponed “normalization” – if not for global ramifications of a faltering Chinese Bubble. All the talk of downside inflation risk was convenient cover for global crisis worries.

As Mario Draghi stated, the European economy is now on a reflationary footing. At least for now, Beijing has somewhat stabilized the Chinese Bubble. Powered by booming securities markets, global Credit continues to expand briskly. Even in Europe, the employment backdrop has improved markedly. It’s just become difficult for central bankers to fixate on tame consumer price indices with asset prices running wild.

Global market liquidity has become fully fungible, a product of multinational financial institutions, securities lending/finance and derivatives markets. The ECB and BOJ’s ultra-loose policy stances have worked to counteract the Fed’s cautious normalization strategy. Determined to delay the inevitable, Draghi now faces the scheduled year-end expiration of the ECB’s latest QE program, along with an impending shortage of German bunds available for purchase. Behind the scenes and otherwise, Germany is surely losing patience with open-ended “money” printing. This week’s annual ECB gathering provided an opportunity for Draghi to finally get the so-called normalization ball rolling. Despite his cautious approach, markets immediately feared being run over.

June 28 – Bloomberg (Alessandro Speciale): “Mario Draghi just got evidence that his call for ‘prudence’ in withdrawing European Central Bank stimulus applies to his words too. The euro and bond yields surged on Tuesday after the ECB president said the reflation of the euro-area economy creates room to pull back unconventional measures without tightening the stance. Policy makers noted the jolt that showed how hypersensitive investors are to statements that can be read as even mildly hawkish… Draghi’s speech at the ECB Forum in Sintra, Portugal, was intended to strike a balance between recognizing the currency bloc’s economic strength and warning that monetary support is still needed, said the officials…”

June 28 – Bloomberg (James Hertling, Alessandro Speciale, and Piotr Skolimowski): “Global central bankers are coalescing around the message that the cost of money is headed higher -- and markets had better get used to it. Just a week after signaling near-zero interest rates were appropriate, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney suggested on Wednesday that the time is nearing for an increase. His U.S. counterpart, Janet Yellen, said her policy tightening is on track and Canada’s Stephen Poloz reiterated he may be considering a rate hike. The challenge of following though after a decade of easy money was highlighted by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s attempt to thread the needle. Financial markets whipsawed as Eurosystem officials walked back comments Draghi made Tuesday that investors had interpreted as signaling an imminent change in monetary policy. ‘The market is very sensitive to the idea that a number of central banks are appropriately and belatedly reassessing the need for emergency policy accommodation,’ said Alan Ruskin, co-head of foreign exchange research at Deutsche Bank AG.”

Draghi and the ECB are hoping to duplicate the Fed blueprint – quite gingerly removing accommodation while exerting minimal impact on bond yields and risk markets more generally: Normalization without a meaningful tightening of financial conditions. This is unrealistic.

Current complacency notwithstanding, turning down the ECB QE spigot will dramatically effect global liquidity dynamics. Keep in mind that the removal of Fed accommodation has so far coincided with enormous counteracting market liquidity injections courtesy of the other major central banks. The ECB will not enjoy a similar luxury. Moreover, global asset prices have inflated significantly over the past 18 months, fueled at least in part by a major increase in speculative leverage.

There are three primary facets to QE dynamics worth pondering as central banks initiate normalization. The first is the size and scope of previous QE operations. The second is the primary target of liquidity-induced market flows. And third, to what extent have central bank measures and associated market flows spurred self-reinforcing speculative leveraging and market distortions. Inarguably, ECB and BOJ-induced flows over recent quarters have been massive. It is also reasonably clear that market flows gravitated primarily to equities and corporate Credit, asset classes demonstrating the most enticing inflationary biases. And there are as well ample anecdotes supporting the view that major speculative leveraging has been integral to myriad Bubbles throughout global risk markets. The now deeply ingrained view that the cadre of global central banks will not tolerate market declines is one of history’s most consequential market distortions.

And while the timing of the removal of ECB and BOJ liquidity stimulus remains uncertain, markets must now at least contemplate an approaching backdrop with less accommodation from the ECB and central banks more generally. With this in mind, Draghi’s comments this week could mark an important juncture for speculative leveraging. Increasingly unstable currency markets are consistent with this thesis. The days of shorting yen and euros and using proceeds for easy profits in higher-yielding currencies appear to have run their course. I suspect de-leveraging dynamics have commenced, though market impact has thus far been muted by ongoing ECB and BOJ liquidity operations.

June 27 – Reuters (William Schomberg, Marc Jones, Jason Lange and Lindsay Dunsmuir): “U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. ‘Would I say there will never, ever be another financial crisis?’ Yellen said… ‘You know probably that would be going too far but I do think we're much safer and I hope that it will not be in our lifetimes and I don't believe it will be,’ she said.”

While headlines somewhat paraphrased Yellen’s actual comment, “We Will not see Another Crisis in Our Lifetime” is reminiscent of Irving Fisher’s “permanent plateau” just weeks before the great crash of 1929. While on the subject, I never bought into the popular comparison between 2008 and 1929 – and the related notion of 2008 as “the 100-year flood”. The 2008/09 crisis was for the most part a private debt crisis associated with the bursting of a Bubble in mortgage Credit – not dissimilar to previous serial global crises, only larger and somewhat more systemic. It was not, however, a deeply systemic debt crisis akin to the aftermath of 1929, which was characterized by a crisis of confidence in the banking system, the markets and finance more generally, along with a loss of faith in government policy and institutions. But after a decade of unprecedented expansion of government debt and central bank Credit, the stage has now been set for a more systemic 1929-like financial dislocation.

As such, it’s ironic that the Fed has branded the banking system cured and so well capitalized that bankers can now boost dividends, buybacks and, presumably, risk-taking. As conventional central bank thinking goes, a well-capitalized banking system provides a powerful buffer for thwarting the winds of financial crisis. Chair Yellen, apparently, surveys current bank capital levels and extrapolates to systemic stability. Yet the next crisis lurks not with the banks but within the securities and derivatives markets: too much leverage and too much “money” employed in trend-following trading strategies. Too much hedging, speculating and leveraging in derivatives. Market misperceptions and distortions on an epic scale.

Compared to 2008, the leveraged speculating community and the ETF complex are significantly larger and potentially perilous. The derivatives markets are these days acutely more vulnerable to liquidity issues and dislocation. Never have global markets been so dominated by trend-following strategies. It’s a serious issue that asset market performance – stocks, bond, corporate Credit, EM, real estate, etc. – have all become so tightly correlated. There are huge vulnerabilities associated with various markets having become so highly synchronized on a global basis. And in the grand scheme of grossly inflated global securities, asset and derivatives markets, the scope of available bank capital is trivial.

I realize that, at this late stage of the great bull market, such a question sounds hopelessly disconnected. Yet, when markets reverse sharply lower and The Crowd suddenly moves to de-risk, who is left to take the other side of what has become One Gargantuan “Trade”? We’re all familiar with the pat response: “Central banks. They’ll have no choice.” Okay, but I’m more interested in the timing and circumstances.

Central bankers are now signaling their desire to proceed with normalization, along with noting concerns for elevated asset prices. As such, I suspect they will be somewhat more circumspect going forward when it comes to backstopping the markets - than, say, back in 2013 with Bernanke’s “flash crash” or with the China scare of early-2016. Perhaps this might help to explain why the VIX spiked above 15 during Thursday afternoon trading. Even corporate debt markets showed a flash of vulnerability this week.


For the Week:

The S&P500 dipped 0.6% (up 8.2% y-t-d), and the Dow slipped 0.2% (up 8.0%). The Utilities fell 2.5% (up 6.2%). The Banks surged 4.4% (up 4.2%), and the Broker/Dealers jumped 2.6% (up 9.8%). The Transports rose 1.9% (up 5.7%). The S&P 400 Midcaps added 0.2% (up 5.2%), while the small cap Russell 2000 was unchanged (up 4.3%). The Nasdaq100 dropped 2.7% (up 16.1%), and the Morgan Stanley High Tech index sank 3.0% (up 20.3%). The Semiconductors were hit 4.9% (up 14.2%). The Biotechs dropped 3.9% (up 25.5%). With bullion dropping $15, the HUI gold index sank 4.5% (up 1.9%).

Three-month Treasury bill rates ended the week at 100 bps. Two-year government yields gained four bps to 1.38% (up 19bps y-t-d). Five-year T-note yields rose 13 bps to 1.89% (down 4bps). Ten-year Treasury yields jumped 16 bps to 2.30% (down 14bps). Long bond yields increased 12 bps to 2.84% (down 23bps).

Greek 10-year yields were little changed at 5.36% (down 166bps y-t-d). Ten-year Portuguese yields rose 10 bps to 3.03% (down 72bps). Italian 10-year yields surged 24 bps to 2.16% (up 35bps). Spain's 10-year yields jumped 16 bps to 1.54% (up 16bps). German bund yields surged 21 bps to 0.47% (up 26bps). French yields rose 21 bps to 0.82% (up 14bps). The French to German 10-year bond spread was unchanged at 35 bps. U.K. 10-year gilt yields jumped 23 bps to 1.26% (up 2bps). U.K.'s FTSE equities index fell 1.5% (up 11.2%).

Japan's Nikkei 225 equities index declined 0.5% (up 4.8% y-t-d). Japanese 10-year "JGB" yields gained three bps to 0.09% (up 5bps). France's CAC40 sank 2.8% (up 5.3%). The German DAX equities index was hit 3.2% (up 7.4%). Spain's IBEX 35 equities index fell 1.8% (up 11.7%). Italy's FTSE MIB index declined 1.2% (up 7.0%). EM equities were mostly higher. Brazil's Bovespa index rallied 3.0% (up 4.4%), and Mexico's Bolsa gained 1.8% (up 9.2%). South Korea's Kospi increased 0.6% (up 18%). India’s Sensex equities index declined 0.7% (up 16.1%). China’s Shanghai Exchange rose 1.1% (up 2.9%). Turkey's Borsa Istanbul National 100 index added 0.8% (up 28.5%). Russia's MICEX equities index gained 0.6% (down 15.8%).

Junk bond mutual funds saw outflows of $1.735 billion (from Lipper).

Freddie Mac 30-year fixed mortgage rates dipped two bps to 3.88% (up 40bps y-o-y). Fifteen-year rates were unchanged at 3.17% (up 39bps). The five-year hybrid ARM rate gained three bps to 3.17% (up 47bps). Bankrate's survey of jumbo mortgage borrowing costs had 30-yr fixed rates up a basis point to 4.01% (up 34bps).

Federal Reserve Credit last week added $0.8bn to $4.431 TN. Over the past year, Fed Credit declined $5.0bn. Fed Credit inflated $1.620 TN, or 58%, over the past 242 weeks. Elsewhere, Fed holdings for foreign owners of Treasury, Agency Debt jumped another $17.9bn last week to $3.310 TN. "Custody holdings" were up $83bn y-o-y, 2.6%.

M2 (narrow) "money" supply last week slipped $4.3bn to $13.510 TN. "Narrow money" expanded $686bn, or 5.4%, over the past year. For the week, Currency increased $2.7bn. Total Checkable Deposits fell $12.7bn, while Savings Deposits gained $6.9bn. Small Time Deposits were little changed. Retail Money Funds fell $4.1bn.

Total money market fund assets added $4.2bn to $2.621 TN. Money Funds fell $96bn y-o-y (3.5%).

Total Commercial Paper declined $5.4bn to $973.6bn. CP declined $77bn y-o-y, or 7.4%.

Currency Watch:

The U.S. dollar index fell 1.7% to 95.628 (down 6.6% y-t-d). For the week on the upside, the Swedish krona increased 3.4%, the British pound 2.4%, the Canadian dollar 2.3%, the euro 2.1%, the Australian dollar 1.6%, the Norwegian krone 1.3%, the Swiss franc 1.2%, the Brazilian real 1.1%, the Singapore dollar 0.8% and the New Zealand dollar 0.7%. For the week on the downside, the South African rand declined 1.6%, the Japanese yen 1.0%, the Mexican peso 0.6% and the South Korean won 0.4%. The Chinese renminbi gained 0.82% versus the dollar this week (up 2.42% y-t-d).

Commodities Watch:

The Goldman Sachs Commodities Index surged 5.3% (down 6.5% y-t-d). Spot Gold declined 1.2% to $1,242 (up 7.7%). Silver slipped 0.5% to $16.627 (up 4.0%). Crude rallied $3.03 to $46.04 (down 15%). Gasoline jumped 5.6% (down 9%), and Natural Gas rose 3.6% (down 19%). Copper gained 2.9% (up 8%). Wheat surged 11.1% (up 29%). Corn jumped 4.2% (up 8%).

Trump Administration Watch:

June 27 – Bloomberg (Steven T. Dennis and Laura Litvan): “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to delay a vote on health-care legislation came as a relief to some Republican holdouts, but it sets off what will be a furious few weeks of talks to deliver on the GOP’s seven-year promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans went to the White House Tuesday afternoon to meet with President Donald Trump, who also promised his political supporters he would do away with Obamacare. ‘We’re going to solve the problem,’ the president told senators. But Trump also conceded the possibility that the health bill wouldn’t pass. ‘If we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like,’ he said… ‘And that’s OK, and I understand that very well.’”

June 29 – Reuters: “Congress will need to raise the nation's debt limit and avoid defaulting on loan payments by ‘early to mid-October,’ the Congressional Budget Office said in a report… Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has encouraged Congress to raise the limit before the legislative body leaves for their August recess. But it remains unclear if a bipartisan agreement has been struck to allow the limit to be raised, as both chambers continue to be weighed down by health care and tax reform and trying to find an agreement to fund the government after the September 30 deadline.”

June 30 – CNBC (Fred Imbert): “President Donald Trump's White House is ‘hell-bent’ on imposing tariffs on steel and other imports, Axios reported Friday. The plan — which was pushed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and was supported by National Trade Council Peter Navarro, and policy adviser Stephen Miller — would potentially impose tariffs in the 20% range… During a ‘tense’ meeting Monday, the president made it clear he favors tariffs, yet the plan was met with heavy opposition by most officials in the room, with one telling Axios about 22 were against it and only three in favor, including Trump.”

June 29 – Financial Times (Stefan Wagstyl): “Angela Merkel threw down the gauntlet to Donald Trump as Germany’s chancellor pledged to fight at next week’s G20 summit for free trade, international co-operation and the Paris climate change accord. In a combative speech on Thursday in the German parliament, Ms Merkel also promised to focus on reinforcing the EU, in close co-operation with France, despite the pressing issue of Brexit. But in a sign that it may be difficult to maintain European unity around a tough approach to Mr Trump, Ms Merkel later softened her tone, as she prepares to host G20 leaders in Hamburg next Friday.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Joe Light): “Two U.S. senators working on a bipartisan overhaul of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are seriously considering a plan that would break up the mortgage-finance giants, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The proposal by Tennessee Republican Bob Corker and Virginia Democrat Mark Warner would attempt to foster competition in the secondary mortgage market… Corker and Warner’s push to develop a plan marks Congress’ latest attempt to figure out what to do with Fannie and Freddie, an issue that has vexed lawmakers ever since the government took control of the companies in 2008 as the housing market cratered. The lawmakers’ plan is still being developed, and a Senate aide who asked not to be named cautioned that no decisions had been made on any issues.”

China Bubble Watch:

June 25 – Financial Times (Minxin Pei): “The Chinese government has just launched an apparent crackdown on a small number of large conglomerates known in the west chiefly for their aggressive dealmaking. The list includes Dalian Wanda, Anbang, Fosun and HNA Group. The news that Chinese banking regulators have asked lenders to examine their exposure to these companies has sent the stocks of groups wholly or partly owned by these conglomerates tumbling in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Obviously, the market was caught by surprise. But it should not be… The immediate trigger is Beijing’s growing alarm over the risks in China’s financial sector and attempt to cut capital outflows. In late April, President Xi Jinping convened a politburo meeting specifically focused on stability in the financial system. Foreshadowing the crackdown, he ordered that those ‘financial crocodiles’ that destabilise China’s financial system must be punished.”

June 26 – Wall Street Journal (Anjani Trivedi): “As Beijing looks to rein in companies that have splurged on overseas deals, it is talking up the systemic risks to its financial system. But just how serious is the problem? After all, for years Beijing has urged leading companies to ‘go global,’ and encouraged banks to support them with lending. Its words were taken to heart: Companies like sprawling conglomerate HNA Group and insurer Anbang pushed the country’s outbound acquisitions to more than $200 billion last year… Now… regulators are investigating leverage and risks at banks associated with China Inc.’s bulging overseas deals. It’s clear that Chinese banks are already heavily exposed to China’s big deal makers through basic lending. Chinese lenders had extended more than 500 billion yuan ($73.14bn) of loans to HNA alone as of last year…”

June 26 – Bloomberg: “China may finally be ready to cut the cord when it comes to the country’s troubled local government financing vehicles. Beijing’s deleveraging drive has seen rules impacting LGFV debt refinancing tightened, spurring a slump in issuance by the vehicles, which owe about 5.6 trillion yuan ($818bn) to bondholders and are seen by some as the poster children for China’s post-financial crisis debt woes. Signs the authorities may be taking a less sympathetic view of the sector has ratings companies flagging the possibility that 2017 could see the first ever default by a local financing vehicle.”

June 29 – Reuters (Yawen Chen and Thomas Peter): “The struggles of China's small and medium-sized firms have grown so acute that many are expected to become unprofitable or even go belly-up this year, boding ill for an economy running short on strong growth drivers. The companies - which account for over 60% of China's $11 trillion gross domestic product - have entered the most challenging funding environment in years as Beijing cracks down on easy credit to contain a dangerous debt build-up. Many of the firms - mostly in the industrial, transport, wholesale, retail, catering and accommodation sectors - are already grappling with soaring costs, fierce competition and thinning profits. The strains faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are expected to grow more visible as Beijing deflates a real estate bubble and eases infrastructure spending to dial back its fiscal stimulus.”

June 29 – Reuters (Leika Kihara and Stanley White): “One of Chinese banks’ favorite tools for increasing leverage has staged a remarkable but worrisome comeback just two months after a regulatory crackdown on leveraged investment… Chinese banks’ issuance of negotiable certificates of deposit in June nearly hit the high recorded in March… NCDs, a type of short-term loan, have become extremely popular in recent years with Chinese banks, especially smaller lenders due to their weaker ability to attract deposits. During a clampdown on runaway debt in April, Chinese regulators warned banks against abusing the tool for speculative, leveraged bets in capital markets. But after a deep but brief drop, NCD issuance has risen again as regulatory attention appeared to ease in recent weeks, hitting 1.96 trillion yuan ($287.73bn) this month, up sharply from 1.23 trillion yuan in May and just a touch below March’s record 2.02 trillion yuan."

June 28 – Financial Times (Gabriel Wildau): “Capital flight disguised as overseas tourism spending has artificially cut China’s reported trade surplus while masking the extent of investment outflows, according to research by the US Federal Reserve. A significant share of overseas spending classified in official data as travel-related shopping, entertainment and hospitality may over a 12-month period have instead been used for investment in financial assets and real estate, the Fed paper argued… Disguised capital outflows in the year to September may have amounted to $190bn, or 1.7% of gross domestic product… Chinese households have in recent years looked at ways to skirt government-imposed limitations on foreign investment as its economy slowed and the renminbi depreciated.”

June 28 – Bloomberg (Joe Ryan): “As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust. Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to a report… by Bloomberg Intelligence. That’s enough to supply batteries for around 1.5 million Tesla Model S vehicles or 13.7 million Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids per year… By comparison, when completed in 2018, Tesla Inc.’s Gigafactory will crank out up to 35 gigawatt-hours of battery cells annually.”

June 28 – CNBC (Geoff Cutmore): “China's economic growth will accelerate because the country will finally get leaders who aren't scared, a former advisor to China's central bank said Wednesday. ‘The most important reason is that there is a new group of officials being appointed ... (who will emerge) around the 19th Party Congress which will be in mid to late October,’ said Li Daokui, who is now Dean of the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. …Li said the Chinese economy will grow 6.9 to 7 percent by 2018 from 6.7 percent in 2017. China posted 6.7% GDP growth in 2016, the slowest in 26 years. ‘These (new) officials have been carefully, carefully scrutinized before they are appointed so they are clean. They are not worried about becoming targets of anti-corruption investigations,’ he added.”

Europe Watch:

June 26 – Bloomberg (Sonia Sirletti and Alexander Weber): Italy orchestrated its biggest bank rescue on record, committing as much as 17 billion euros ($19bn) to clean up two failed banks in one of its wealthiest regions, a deal that raises questions about the consistency of Europe’s bank regulations. The intervention at Banca Popolare di Vicenza SpA and Veneto Banca SpA includes state support for Intesa Sanpaolo SpA to acquire their good assets for a token amount… Milan-based Intesa can initially tap about 5.2 billion euros to take on some assets without hurting capital ratios, Padoan said. The European Commission approved the plan.”

June 28 – Reuters (Gernot Heller and Joseph Nasr): “Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble… underscored Germany's concerns about what he called a regulatory loophole after the EU cleared Italy to wind up two failed banks at a hefty cost to local taxpayers. Schaeuble told reporters that Europe should abide by rules enacted after the 2008 collapse of U.S. financial services firm Lehman Brothers that were meant to protect taxpayers. Existing European Union guidelines for restructuring banks aimed to ensure ‘what all political groups wanted: that taxpayers will never again carry the risks of banks,’ he said. Italy is transferring the good assets of the two Veneto lenders to the nation's biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI), as part of a transaction that could cost the state up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion).”

June 25 – Reuters (Balazs Koranyi and Erik Kirschbaum): “The time may be nearing for the European Central Bank to start discussing the end of unprecedented stimulus as growth and inflation are both moving in the right direction, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Weidmann, who sits on the ECB's rate-setting Governing Council, also said that the bank should not make any further changes to the key parameters of its bond purchase scheme, comments that signal opposition to an extension of asset buys since the ECB will soon hit its German bond purchase limits. Hoping to revive growth and inflation, the ECB is buying 2.3 trillion euros worth of bonds…, a scheme known as quantitative easing and long opposed by Germany… The purchases are set to run until December and the ECB will decide this fall whether to extend it… ‘As far as a possible extension of the bonds-buying program goes, this hasn't yet been discussed in the ECB Council,’ Weidmann told the newspaper…”

June 26 – Bloomberg (Carolynn Look): “It seems the sky is the limit for Germany’s economy. Business confidence -- logging its fifth consecutive increase -- jumped to the highest since 1991 this month, underpinning optimism by the Bundesbank that the upswing in Europe’s largest economy is set to continue. With domestic demand supported by a buoyant labor market, risks to growth stem almost exclusively from global forces. ‘Sentiment among German businesses is jubilant,’ Ifo President Clemens Fuest said… ‘Germany’s economy is performing very strongly.’”

June 29 – Reuters (Pete Schroeder and David Henry): “German inflation probably accelerated in June, regional data suggested on Thursday, suggesting a solid upswing in the economy is pushing up price pressures as euro zone inflation moves closer to the European Central Bank's target. The data comes only days after ECB head Mario Draghi hinted that the bank's asset-purchase program would become less accommodative going into 2018 as regional growth gains pace and inflation trends return following a period of falling prices. In another sign of rising price pressures in the 19-member single currency bloc, Spanish consumer prices rose more than expected in June… In the German state of Hesse, annual inflation rose to 1.9% in June from 1.7% in May…”

June 28 – Reuters (Gavin Jones and Steve Scherer): “He is an 80-year-old convicted criminal whose last government ended with Italy on the brink of bankruptcy - and he may well be kingmaker at the next election within a year. Mayoral elections on Sunday showed four-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza Italia party remains a force to be reckoned with... ‘Berlusconi sees this as the last challenge of his career,’ said Renato Brunetta, a close ally for over 20 years and Forza Italia's lower house leader. ‘He feels he has suffered many injustices and deserves one last shot. Who can deny him that?’ Matteo Renzi, leader of the ruling Democratic Party (PD), and Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement have dominated the national scene in recent years, relegating Forza Italia to a distant third or fourth in the polls. Yet in the mayoral ballots, Forza Italia and its anti-immigrant Northern League allies trounced the PD and 5-Star in cities all over the country, suggesting they have momentum behind them just as the national vote comes into view.”

Central Bank Watch:

June 27 – Wall Street Journal (Tom Fairless): “The euro soared to its biggest one-day gain against the dollar in a year and eurozone bond prices slumped after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the ECB might start winding down its stimulus in response to accelerating growth in Europe. Any move by the ECB toward reducing bond purchases would put it on a similar policy path as the Federal Reserve, which first signaled an intent to taper its own stimulus program in 2013. But the ECB is likely to remain far behind: The Fed has been raising interest rates gradually since December 2015, while the ECB’s key rate has been negative since June 2014. Mr. Draghi’s comments, made Tuesday at the ECB’s annual economic policy conference in Portugal, were laced with caution and caveats. But investors interpreted them as a cue to buy euros and sell eurozone bonds, a reversal of a long-term trade that has benefited from the central bank’s €60 billion ($67.15bn) of bond purchases each month. ‘All the signs now point to a strengthening and broadening recovery in the euro area,’ Mr. Draghi said.”

June 28 – Financial Times (Dan McCrum and Chris Giles in London and Claire Jones): “Bond and currency markets whipsawed on Wednesday as Europe’s two most influential central bankers struggled to communicate to investors how they would exit from years of crisis-era economic stimulus policies. The euro surged to a 52-week high against the dollar after investors characterised remarks by Mario Draghi as a signal he was preparing to taper the European Central Bank’s bond-buying scheme — only to drop almost a full cent after senior ECB figures made clear he had been misinterpreted. Similarly, the British pound jumped 1.2% to $1.2972 after Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, said he was prepared to raise interest rates if UK business activity increased — just a week after saying ‘now is not yet the time’ for an increase. The sharp moves and sudden reversals over two days of heavy trading highlight the acute sensitivity of financial markets to any suggestion of a withdrawal of stimulus measures after a prolonged period of monetary accommodation.”

June 25 – Reuters (Marc Jones): “Major central banks should press ahead with interest rate increases, the Bank for International Settlements said…, while recognizing that some turbulence in financial markets will have to be negotiated along the way. The BIS, an umbrella body for leading central banks, said in one of its most upbeat annual reports for years that global growth could soon be back at long-term average levels after a sharp improvement in sentiment over the past year. Though pockets of risk remain because of high debt levels, low productivity growth and dwindling policy firepower, the BIS said policymakers should take advantage of the improving economic outlook and its surprisingly negligible effect on inflation to accelerate the ‘great unwinding’ of quantitative easing programs and record low interest rates.”

Brexit Watch:

June 27 – Reuters (Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton): “Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds ($1.3bn) in extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party. After over two weeks of talks and turmoil sparked by May's failure to win a majority in a June 8 snap election, she now has the parliamentary numbers to pass a budget and a better chance of passing laws to take Britain out of the European Union.”

Global Bubble Watch:

June 28 – Wall Street Journal (Richard Barley): “Sometimes financial markets are surprisingly bad at connecting the dots—until they can’t ignore the picture forming before their eyes. The screeching U-turn in bond markets is a good example. The world’s central banks are sending out a message that loose monetary policy can’t last forever. The shift is mainly rhetorical, and action may yet be some way off. But expectations matter, as they did when the Federal Reserve indicated in 2013 that its quantitative-easing program could be wound down. That caused global bond yields to surge, led by the U.S., and sparked extended turmoil in emerging markets. This time, the bond reversal has been centered on Europe. Ten-year German bund yields started Tuesday just below 0.25%, but by Wednesday afternoon stood at 0.37%. That helped lift bond yields elsewhere, since low German yields have been acting as an anchor. The selloff in the bund Tuesday was the worst in 22 months…”

June 28 – Reuters (Sujata Rao): “Global debt levels have climbed $500 billion in the past year to a record $217 trillion, a new study shows, just as major central banks prepare to end years of super-cheap credit policies. World markets were jarred this week by a chorus of central bankers warning about overpriced assets, excessive consumer borrowing and the need to begin the process of normalizing world interest rates from the extraordinarily low levels introduced to offset the fallout of the 2009 credit crash. This week, U.S. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen has warned of expensive asset price valuations, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has tightened controls on bank credit and European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has opened the door to cutting back stimulus, possibly as soon as September. Years of cheap central bank cash has delivered a sugar rush to world equity markets, pushing them to successive record highs. But another side effect has been explosive credit growth as households, companies and governments rushed to take advantage of rock-bottom borrowing costs. Global debt, as a result, now amounts to 327% of the world's annual economic output, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a report…”

June 26 – Bloomberg (Garfield Clinton Reynolds and Adam Haigh): “Greed seems to be running the show in global markets. Fear has fled, and that may be the biggest risk of all. Currency volatility just hit a 20-month low, Treasury yields are in their narrowest half-year trading range since the 1970s and the U.S. equities fear gauge, the VIX, is stuck near a two-decade nadir. While markets have signaled complacency in the face of Middle East tensions, the withdrawal of Federal Reserve stimulus and President Donald Trump’s tweetstorms, the Bank for International Settlements flagged on Sunday that low volatility can spur risk-taking with the potential to unwind quickly.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Annie Massa and Elizabeth Dexheimer): “The growing market for exchange-traded funds hasn’t been fully put to the test, according to one of the top U.S. speed trading firms. Ari Rubenstein, chief executive officer and co-founder of Global Trading Systems LLC, told lawmakers… that while investment dollars have flooded the U.S. ETF market, the new order has not endured an extreme period of stress. Volatility, a measure of market uncertainty, has remained low. ‘In some ways the markets are a bit untested,’ Rubenstein said… ‘It’s definitely something we should talk about to make sure industry participants are prepared in those instruments.’”

June 29 – Financial Times (Javier Espinoza): “Private equity buyouts have enjoyed the strongest start to a year since before the financial crisis as fund managers have come under intense pressure from investors to deploy some of the record amount of capital they hold. The volume of deals involving private equity firms climbed 29% to $143.7bn in the first half of the year, the highest level since 2007, according to… Thomson Reuters.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Enda Curran and Stephen Engle): “Investors aren’t sufficiently pricing in a growing threat to economic and financial market stability from geopolitical risks, and the latest global cyberattack is an example of the damage that can be wreaked on trade, Cornell University Professor Eswar Prasad said. His remarks came as a virus similar to WannaCry reached Asia after spreading from Europe to the U.S. overnight, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems.”

Fixed Income Bubble Watch:

June 27 – CNBC (Ann Saphir): “Bond investors may soon pay a hefty price for being too pessimistic about the economy, according to portfolio manager Joe Zidle. Zidle, who is with Richard Bernstein Advisors, believes the vast amount of money flowing into long-duration bonds is signaling a costly mistake. ‘Last week alone, there is a 20-year plus treasury bond ETF that in one week got more inflows than all domestic equity mutual funds, and all domestic equity ETFs combined year-to-date,’ he said… He added: ‘I think investors are going to be in a real painful trade.’”

June 26 – Bloomberg (Mary Williams Walsh): “The United States Virgin Islands is best known for its powdery beaches and turquoise bays, a constant draw for the tourists who frequent this tiny American territory. Yet away from the beaches the mood is ominous, as government officials scramble to stave off the same kind of fiscal collapse that has already engulfed its neighbor Puerto Rico. The public debts of the Virgin Islands are much smaller than those of Puerto Rico, which effectively declared bankruptcy in May. But so is its population, and therefore its ability to pay. This tropical territory of roughly 100,000 people owes some $6.5 billion to pensioners and creditors.”

Federal Reserve Watch:

June 28 – Bloomberg (Jill Ward, Lucy Meakin, and Christopher Condon): “Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave no indication her plans for continued monetary policy tightening had shifted while acknowledging that some asset prices had become ‘somewhat rich.’ ‘We’ve made very clear that we think it will be appropriate to the attainment of our goals to raise interest rates very gradually,’ she said… In her first public remarks since the U.S. central bank hiked rates on June 14, Yellen said that asset valuations, by some measures ‘look high, but there’s no certainty about that.’ ‘Asset valuations are somewhat rich if you use some traditional metrics like price earnings ratios, but I wouldn’t try to comment on appropriate valuations, and those ratios ought to depend on long-term interest rates,” she said.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Christopher Condon): “Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer pointed to higher asset prices as well as increased vulnerabilities for both household and corporate borrowers in warning against complacency when gauging the safety of the global financial system. ‘There is no doubt the soundness and resilience of our financial system has improved since the 2007-09 crisis,’ Fischer said… ‘However, it would be foolish to think we have eliminated all risks.’”

June 28 – Bloomberg (Luke Kawa): “When a trio of Federal Reserve officials delivered remarks on Tuesday, the state of U.S. financial markets came in for a little bit of criticism. When all was said and done, U.S. equities sank the most in six weeks, yields on 10-year Treasuries rose and the dollar weakened to the lowest level versus the euro in 10 months. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that asset valuations, by some measures ‘look high, but there’s no certainty about that.’ Earlier, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said the stock market ‘seems to be running very much on fumes’ and that he was ‘somewhat concerned about the complacency in the market.’ Fed Vice-Chair Stanley Fischer suggested that there had been a ‘notable uptick’ in risk appetite that propelled valuation ratios to very elevated levels.”

June 27 – Reuters (Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton): “With the U.S. economy at full employment and inflation set to hit the Federal Reserve's 2% target next year, the U.S. central bank needs to keep raising rates gradually to keep the economy on an even keel, a Fed policymaker said… ‘If we delay too long, the economy will eventually overheat, causing inflation or some other problem,’ San Francisco Fed President John Williams said… ‘Gradually raising interest rates to bring monetary policy back to normal helps us keep the economy growing at a rate that can be sustained for a longer time.’”

June 29 – Financial Times (Alistair Gray and Barney Jopson): “Regulators have given US banks the go-ahead to pay out almost all their earnings to shareholders this year in a signal of their confidence in the health of the financial system. The Federal Reserve has given the green light to a record level of post-crisis distributions, including an estimated total of almost $100bn from the six largest banks. All 34 institutions passed the second part of its annual stress test, although the Fed did call out weaknesses in capital planning at Capital One… The big six US banks — Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — are set to return to shareholders between $95bn and $97bn over the next four quarters, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Gerard Cassidy. That is about 50% more than they were able to hand out after last year’s exam.”

U.S. Bubble Watch:

June 27 – Wall Street Journal (Shibani Mahtani and Douglas Belkin): “This is what happens when a major American state lets its bills stack up for two years. Hospitals, doctors and dentists don’t get paid for hundreds of millions of dollars of patient care. Social-service agencies help fewer people. Public universities and the towns that surround them suffer. The state’s bond rating falls to near junk status. People move out. A standoff in Illinois between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic Speaker of the House Michael Madigan over spending and term limits has left Illinois without a budget for two years. State workers and some others are still getting paid because of court orders and other stopgap measures, but bills for many others are piling up. The unpaid backlog is now $14.6 billion and growing.”

June 28 – Bloomberg Business Week (Elizabeth Campbell and John McCormick): “Two years ago, Illinois’s budget impasse meant that the state’s lottery winners had to wait for months to get their winnings. Now, with $15 billion in unpaid bills, Illinois is on the brink of being unable to even sell Powerball tickets. For the third year in a row, the state is poised to begin its fiscal year on July 1 with no state budget and billions of dollars in the red. If that happens, S&P Global Ratings says Illinois will probably lose its ­investment-grade status and become the first U.S. state on record to have its general obligation debt rated as junk. Illinois is already the worst-rated state at BBB-, S&P’s lowest investment-grade rating. The state owes at least $800 million in interest and late fees on its unpaid bills.”

June 26 – Wall Street Journal (Lev Borodovsky): “Commercial real estate prices are starting to roll over after reaching record highs, capping a long postcrisis rally. While there is no sign that a decline would mean imminent danger for the economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren recently warned that valuations represent a risk he ‘will continue to watch carefully.’ So far, prices have proven resilient, reflecting in part the unexpected 2017 decline of interest rates and the rising capital flows from diverse sources such as U.S. pensions and overseas investors.”

June 28 – Wall Street Journal (Chris Dieterich): “Booming demand for passive investments is making exchange-traded funds an increasingly crucial driver of share prices, helping to extend the long U.S. stock rally even as valuations become richer and other big buyers pare back. ETFs bought $98 billion in U.S. stocks during the first three months of this year, on pace to surpass their total purchases for 2015 and 2016 combined… These funds owned nearly 6% of the U.S. stock market in the first quarter—their highest level on record—according to an analysis of Fed data by Goldman Sachs… Surging demand for ETFs this year has to an unprecedented extent helped fuel the latest leg higher for the eight-year stock-market rally.”

June 27 – Reuters (Kimberly Chin): “U.S. single-family home prices rose in April due to tight inventory of houses on the market and low mortgage rates… and economists see no imminent change in the trend. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller composite index of 20metropolitan areas rose 5.7% in April on a year-over-year basis after a 5.9% gain in March, which matched the fastest pace in nearly three years.”

June 27 – Bloomberg (Andrew Mayeda): “The International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for the U.S. economy, removing assumptions of President Donald Trump’s plans to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending to spur growth. The IMF reduced its forecast for U.S. growth this year to 2.1%, from 2.3% in the fund’s April update to its world economic outlook. The… fund also cut its projection for U.S. growth next year to 2.1%, from 2.5% in April.”

Japan Watch:

June 29 – Reuters (Leika Kihara and Stanley White): “Japan's industrial output fell faster in May than at any time since the devastating earthquake of March 2011 while inventories hit their highest in almost a year, suggesting a nascent economic recovery may stall before it gets properly started. Household spending also fell in May, leaving the Bank of Japan's 2% target seemingly out of reach.”

EM Watch:

June 28 – Reuters (Brad Brooks and Silvio Cascione): “President Michel Temer called a corruption charge filed against him by Brazil's top prosecutor a ‘fiction’ on Tuesday, as the nation's political crisis deepened under the second president faced with possible removal from office in just over a year. Temer, who was charged Monday night with arranging to receive millions of dollars in bribes, said the move would hurt Brazil's economic recovery and possibly paralyze efforts at reform. The conservative leader said executives of the world's biggest meatpacker, JBS SA , who accused him in plea-bargain testimony of arranging to take 38 million reais ($11.47 million) in bribes in the coming months, did so only to escape jail for their own crimes.”

Geopolitical Watch:

June 29 – New York Times (Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger): “Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine. The N.S.A. has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons. White House officials have deflected many questions, and responded to others by arguing that the focus should be on the attackers themselves, not the manufacturer of their weapons. But the silence is wearing thin for victims of the assaults, as a series of escalating attacks using N.S.A. cyberweapons have hit hospitals, a nuclear site and American businesses. Now there is growing concern that United States intelligence agencies have rushed to create digital weapons that they cannot keep safe from adversaries or disable once they fall into the wrong hands.”

June 28 – New York Times (Sheera Frenkel, Mark Scott and Paul Mozur): “As governments and organizations around the world grappled… with the impact of a cyberattack that froze computers and demanded a ransom for their release, victims received a clear warning from security experts not to pay a dime in the hopes of getting back their data. The hackers’ email address was shut down and they had lost the ability to communicate with their victims, and by extension, to restore access to computers. If the hackers had wanted to collect ransom money, said cybersecurity experts, their attack was an utter failure. That is, if that was actually their goal. Increasingly sophisticated ransomware assaults now have cybersecurity experts questioning what the attackers are truly after. Is it money? Mayhem? Delivering a political message?”

June 25 – Reuters: “Qatar is reviewing a list of demands presented by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, but said on Saturday the list was not reasonable or actionable. ‘We are reviewing these demands out of respect for ... regional security and there will be an official response from our ministry of foreign affairs,’ Sheikh Saif al-Thani, the director of Qatar's government communications office, said… Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which imposed a boycott on Qatar, issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish military base and pay reparations among other demands.”

June 27 – Reuters (Foo Yun Chee): “EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7bn) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is the biggest fine the EU has ever imposed on a single company in an antitrust case, exceeding a 1.06-billion-euro sanction handed down to U.S. chipmaker Intel in 2009. The European Commission said the world's most popular internet search engine has 90 days to stop favoring its own shopping service or face a further penalty per day of up to 5% of Alphabet's average daily global turnover.”
          Otteita Lucas Misserin artikkelista "Evantropia and Dysantropia: A Possible New Stage in the History of Utopias"   
"Utopia can be understood originally as a place that does not exist and as a good place at the same time; in other words, he latter meaning allows to consider it as the fictional idea of a good society. These utopian images are important because they play the role of normative models to judge factual societies and provide blueprints for their replacements, although these models should be flexible and modifiable in order to avoid totalitarianism (Sargent 1994: 24). In consequence of the ambiguity between a dreamed society and its non-existence, More left a problematic legacy to utopian thought from the very coinage of the term. Are utopias by definition possible or impossible? Here comes the distinction I want to stress: utopias can be considered either as a fictional image of a society or a method of thinking through social challenges. Both ways of considering utopias—as image or as method—share common traits. The most crucial seems to be that an imagined or evaluated aspect is a conception of a good or at least a just society. For this reason utopias are not the same as myths or other fictions such as robinsonades, fantastic or fairy tales. The utopia of More is an image of a better society; it is set in a still unknown continent—the Americas. For some scholars, it is not possible to interpret More as aiming towards future utopian projects because he was considering the utopia in relation to his contemporaneity (Heller 1980: 7). Also, there is an interpretation called “the Roman Catholic interpretation” of Raymond W. Chambers—a scholar and biographer of More. This interpretation explains that the possible objective of More was to use the mirroring feature of his utopian image to show his contemporaries how shameful it could be to find happy austere pagans living in better conditions than Christians (Elliot 1963: 317)."

"The social counter-image that More depicted in his little book is not perennial, even when some of the social criticisms are still valid. This is because there are some ideas that are hard to be supported nowadays, for instance: the slavery of the prisoners and the practice of marking their ears and forehead, and even some of less shocking suggestions could face strong opposition, such as the case of garment uniformity. In twentieth-century dystopias such as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the homogeneity and stability—which are positive values for Thomas More—are described as the opposite ones: disvalues or dangerous values. As a useful convention the followers of the literary approach to utopia distinguish between “eutopia” (the depiction of the good possible society) and “dystopia” (a negative counterpart of utopia). But they still consider both as utopias in general (Trousson 1995; Comparato 2006), since the critical function remains the same, i.e. mirroring the real societies in a critical way. "

"After that distinction some sociologists and philosophers started to think of the concept not only as the counter-image but also as a way of thinking: the idea of utopian thought. Utopian thought changes its images according to the real needs the utopian thinkers find in their contemporaneity. In answer to my question asked at the beginning of this section—yes, utopian images are possible and in many cases become real communities; however, as soon as one realises that they are utopias, they will stop being ones."

"Nevertheless, this is not the end of utopian thought as some might believe (Marcuse 1986: 7). In new social conditions, new needs appear and the imagination starts to work in order to fulfil these needs and criticise the failures of the fulfilled utopia by imagining a new improved one."


"In the twentieth century—and thanks to the critical influence of Wells but overall because of the World Wars—utopian imagination exaggerated its pessimistic side. Dystopias proliferated, warning us how badly humans were doing and which social institutions needed to be changed. Utopian thought was linked to Marxism and criticised as a heresy (Molnar 1970: 7) and a mean to tyranny and violence (Popper 1967: 429). Nonetheless, the criticism was misguided insofar as critics commonly mistook utopian image for utopian method (Levitas 2010: 530). Utopian images expire with the progress of time, but the utopian method remains a useful tool to criticise our societies. Criticism needs a normative ideal dimension to compare the actual needs and errors with our possible solutions and actions. The danger does not lie in creating utopias, but in ceasing to create them"

          Journeyman Welder/Shop Foreman - Starkey Fabrication Ltd - Beiseker, AB   
Ability to operate other equipment in the welding shop such as band saw, iron worker, forklifts, hand tools, read blueprints/fit and operate a mobile welding...
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          MIG Welder - Trailtech Inc. - Gravelbourg, SK   
Reading, understanding and applying blueprints required skills. Fabrication and welding of steel for light industrial and commercial trailers.... $17.00 - $21.96 an hour
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          (USA-MS-Jackson) Senior Staff Consulting Manager   
**About Us:** GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. **Role Summary:** This consulting role requires APM/Reliability Engineering subject matter expertise and team leadership skills. Responsibilities will include hands-on knowledge and consulting in the GED Digital Transformation Blueprinting process (FEED), business case development, work process mapping, delivering reliability services, leading training, advising customers on work process and system configuration options and the willingness to deliver best practice consulting to our customers as needed. **Essential Responsibilities:** Technical, functional and business aptitude is required. The role reports to the Sr. Director of Advisory Services. The Functional Consulting Team lead will provide leadership and direction in the Foundation, Asset Health, Failure Elimination, Asset Strategy and Asset Integrity Asset Performance Management (APM) work processes. The team leader will ensure consistency in quality of product, services and solution delivery delivered by his/her consulting team. Actively coordinate all aspects of product application and delivery of the assigned work process. The Functional Consulting team leader will also lead and develop the asset strategy/failure elimination and asset integrity team and proactively work with sales & pre-sales, partners, customers, and prospects to support the GED APM work processes. Responsibilities: + Team leadership of functional consulting resources in GED’s Foundation, Asset Health, Failure Elimination, Asset Strategy and Asset Integrity work processes. + Direct supervision of GED employees and external consultants working in these functional consulting areas + Active employee mentoring, coaching, development, training and performance management + The team leader will be expected to learn the work processes, supporting APM software and the DTB process and obtain certification in these processes to lead, coach and mentor his/her direct reports + The leader will work closely with Product Managers, training and professional services staff to insure products are correctly applied to work processes + Support sales team with pre-sales and sales closure needs as required + Functional consulting skills required: + Analysis of client data sources, existing systems and identification of process improvements + Ability to translate technical/functional concepts into processes and configuration + Ability to work with customers in the Front End Engineering phase of projects to define value, assess reliability maturity, map work processes and develop implementation plans + Work hands on with customers to lead reliability workshops and reliability training sessions + Demonstrate and apply reliability analytics + Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including internal, third party and partners + Other consulting support as required **Qualifications/Requirements:** Basic Qualifications: + Bachelors of Engineering (any discipline) + 10 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing industry + 5 years of relevant software business related to manufacturingEligibility Requirements: + Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job + Must be willing to travel up to 50% + Must be willing to travel to GE Digital’s Roanoke, VA office at least once a month for APM Practice team meetings and training **Desired Characteristics:** + Masters in Reliability, Engineering and/or MBA a plus + ASQ Certified Reliability Engineering certification a plus + Leadership, mentoring and supervisory experienced desired + Cross functional roles between technical, functional and business + CMRP, CQE, PE, API certification (or equivalent) is desired + Experience with Business Case development + Experience supporting consulting efforts for high-profile, demanding customers + Troubleshooting and problem solving skills + Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.\#DTR **Locations:** United States; Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, WyomingGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Concrete Foreman   
This Position is for a Concrete Foreman with a construction company in Jackson. Employer seeks applicants with backgrounds in concrete pouring and concrete finishing. Qualifications: Must be at least 21; 4 years of experience in abilities described; Preferred to have some experience operating heavy machinery used for excavation purposes; Ability to read blueprints; Ability to communicate effectively is mandatory; Strong leadership and management traits preferred; Possess valid drivers license. Pay will be based on previous experience and credentials
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Material Control Stockroom Specialist   
Eaton in Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Material Control Stockroom Specialist to work 1st shift. Essential Functions: + Prepare and package parts as needed to prepare for stocking. + Ensure all shipments meet sales order requirements to ensure proper amounts, identification and correct materials are present. + Fork lift operation required. + Perform computer transactions to ensure inventory accuracy. + Full participation in physical inventory activity. + Cycle count performance and basic reconciliation per current work instructions. + Meet and maintain established standard production pull rate. + Comply with all environmental, health, and safety policies and work rules. + Maintain clean and orderly work area to required standard. + Perform/operate all stockroom functions and equipment effectively and accurately per current work instructions. + Consistent involvement in team/work place improvement processes and procedures. + Create and maintain a customer centric environment through accuracy of work and on-going improvement based on results and feedback. + Load, unload, and move parts through facility on frequent basis. Some occasional heavy lifting (60 lbs.) may be required. + Perform other duties required within the job classification. + Notify supervisor when work received does not meet the specifications observable in the normal course of performing duties such as quantity and work order packages. + Perform operator defined 5S/TPM (Total Preventive Maintenance) tasks as required. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: + High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution + Minimum of 2 years prior work experience + This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee + No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Jackson, MS will be considered Preferred Qualifications: + Experience working in inventory control, material handling, shipping/receiving, or a similar role + Experience working in a manufacturing environment + Experience reading blueprints + Forklift experience + Possess basic computer skills + Familiar with MFG-Pro Position Criteria: + Team player attitude demonstrated in boss and peer relationships in a diverse environment + Strong work ethic demonstrated through action orientation and a drive to achieve results + Proficient writing skills and ability to comprehend detailed written instructions and technical documents + Strong shop math skills including: linear measuring, weight measuring, use of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and problem solving + Ability to complete written forms, check lists, and other hand-written documents + Concern for job safety + Prior experience using computers + Ability to read blueprints Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www. Eaton.com/careers. Job: Supply Chain / Logistics Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems Job Level: Individual Contributor Schedule: Full-time Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No Does this position offer relocation?: No Travel: No
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Solution Consultant   
**Solution Consultant** Location **US-Remote (United States)** Job ID **11939** Apply Now **Overview of Job Function:** The Pre Sales Solution Consultants are subject matter experts in the solutions associated with the practice assign. They deliver customer discovery sessions. Blueprint for Success session, develop business cases and deliver value based customer presentations illustrating the competitive differentiation of the Verint solution set to drive license revenue and customer success. **Primary Objective:** The Presales Solution Consultant is responsible for supporting the sales team in meeting license revenue targets through executing a business driven sales methodology that links our solutions with the prospects business drivers. **Principal Duties and Essential Responsibilities:** + Execute the Company’s sales strategies and support achievement of established sales quota. Sales quota will be based on assigned practice quota as well as national targets. + Through a consultative approach use industry knowledge and best practices, coupled with knowledge of how Verint’s solutions can drive improvement to secure new business and differentiate us from our competition. + Work in conjunction with our account executives and other pre-sales consultants to derive a winning proposition and sales strategy for new license opportunities. + Execute customer/prospect discovery sessions, executive meetings, business case creation (including ROI) strategy sessions, roadmap workshops and review meetings with customers that lead to an on-going knowledge gathering exercise with the ultimate aim of securing additional business within the customer base or to acquire new prospects. + Deliver compelling customer demonstrations that showcase the capabilities of the solutions and areas of greatest value and ROI based on specific customer requirements and needs. + Generating detailed business reports and action plans identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses within the customers/prospects operational and business processes clearly identifying where Verint can offer operational excellence and bring clear business advantage. + Collaborate with the customer/prospect and sales team to develop the appropriate solution bill of material to drive customer satisfaction and value. + Work collaboratively on cross functional teams to continually provide feedback on ways Verint can improve product functionality, consulting services, training offerings and sales collateral, demo content and messaging. + Where required, provide continuity through the hand off phase to services to ensure the customer’s expectations are met. + Serve as a role model; mentoring the sales team, transferring skills/knowledge for solution selling as it relates to our Verint Solutions **Minimum Requirements:** · 5+ years of experience in a consulting or presales role with a successful track record in the complex pre-sales process, preferably in enterprise software solution selling. · Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent experiences in having been a part of a business consultancy team within a management consulting solution provider. · Excellent communication skills to effectively present to a wide range of audiences, including an ability to communicate business and technical concepts clearly, effectively and convincingly through presentations and demos. + Ability to demonstrate software to executive audiences. + Ability to create a compelling, value based presentations. + Ability to interpret critical business challenges and translate to optimal business process recommendations – multi-level and organizational opportunities. · Demonstrated history of working with customers and collaborating with extended sales teams to help complete a complex product sale. · Ability to grasp and describe technology concepts using terminology that an operations person or executive can understand. · Be able to articulate proposals and return on investment to operations management buyers. · Self-motivated and a team player. · Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks to completion with minimal supervision. · Must possess a creative, energetic and enthusiastic presentation style · Must possess strong listening skills · Demonstrated highly developed project management and organizational skills. + Ability and proven experience interfacing with all levels of management. + Travel expectations are 50-60%. **Preferred Requirements** + 5+ year’s presales experience selling enterprise software solutions in the Workforce Optimization, Customer Analytics, Engagement Management technical solution areas. + Deep kno _w_ ledge of workforce optimization + Familiarity with Verint products; and ability to develop detailed knowledge of application recording (screen and/or data capture), analytics applications, employee performance management, eLearning, coaching, forecasting and scheduling, and feedback/survey solutions is beneficial. + Knowledge of effective organizational design, business approaches, hierarchy, and structure for optimal performance, and the ability to work within the confines of an existing client structure. + Strong understanding of baseline, benchmarking, performance management and measurement strategies. As an equal opportunity employer, Verint Systems Inc. prides itself in providing employees with a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. This means we are committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to one’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, Veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, training, leave of absence or termination.
          CNC Machinist/Programmer - Kenyon Fabricating, LLC - Lawndale, NC   
Operating and Maintaining CNC Lathes, Saws, and Milling Machines Reading Blueprints and Schematics to Identify Potential Problems Before Production Runs
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          Civil Engineer - Al Mehwar Alabyadh Contracting and building work - Abu Hail   
* Prepares engineering design by collecting and studying reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photographs and tests on soil composition, terrain,
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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Must be able to work from verbal instructions, written instructions, sketches, blueprints, electrical , PLC, schematics, manuals and other reference materials....
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          Even NBC’s Al Roker said “NO!!” to Burger King’s Unholy Mac n’ Cheetos Mash-Up   
*Burger King’s Mac n’ Cheetos are back for a limited time! After selling out quickly in June of 2016, the fast food giant is trotting this unholy hybrid of traditional macaroni and cheese encased in a deep fried Cheetos shell. Yeah.  That’s what I said. Let’s just address the elephant in the room:  I’m nervous […]
          This brand-new playground is breaking a way-too-old barrier.   

Taking your child to the playground feels like a simple rite of passage.

But for many kids, the ability to play on the monkey bars is out of reach in more ways than one.

Whether it's a jungle gym they can't climb or a slide they can't glide down, children across the U.S. who use a wheelchair or live with other physical disabilities never get to experience park life the way other kids do.  

One father decided to change that — first, in his own community.

Matt West (right) alongside Doug Seegers, director of parks and recreation and a key contributor to the entire cause. All images via Civitan Smiles Park at Kiroli, used with permission.

Matt West is the president of the West Monroe Civitan Club, a nonprofit dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. With the help of his fellow Civitans, local government officials, and different members of the community, he set out to make a playground accessible to kids with developmental disabilities so they too could enjoy playground life.

But to make sure it was done right, West reached out to Shane's Inspiration, an organization that builds inclusive playgrounds around the world and aims to eliminate the bias between children with and without disabilities.

Together, they laid the foundation for Smiles Park and began a years-long fundraising mission.

Numerous charity events and government grants later, the playground finally opened to the public June 3, 2017. The park features all the things kids love in a playground — a huge swing bay, ferris wheel climbers, fun houses, carousels, picnic areas, and more. They even have different play areas that spark kids' senses — from touch to feel to sound.

One of the coolest pieces is the Zipkrooz.

"It's kind of a stationary zip line," West said. "It just has a pole coming down with a seat on the bottom and the other one has a seat to put a child that needs assisting in. So [the kids] can slide or zip back and forth side by side."

There are even transfer stations to assist someone getting out of a wheelchair to slide down the slides.

And every play area has a rubberized surface to compensate for height requirements and give kids the perfect cushion to soften any fall.

"You don't have to go in one particular play area on a wheelchair; you can come in from any access you like to because there are no boundaries. There's nothing to stop you," West said.

Their next big step? Breaking down even more barriers by educating children everywhere about embracing one another's differences.

Together with Shane's Inspiration, the West Monroe Civitan Club will be heading to elementary schools to help teach kids with and without disabilities the value of playing together and the steps they can take to start doing that.

In an ideal world, this will become "the new normal."

West hopes to find ways to implement these blueprints for accessible playgrounds into elementary school systems and beyond.

"Hopefully, in the future, they'll just be called playgrounds, not inclusive playgrounds," West said. "It's not just a handicap playground or just where children with disabilities go to play. This is one where everybody comes together."

If you want to learn more about all the amazing things the West Monroe Civitan Club is doing, you can visit their website right here and get involved. Or you can watch this awesome time-lapse video to see how Smiles Park all came together:



          Machinist - AFIMAC - Toronto, PE   
Review electronic or written blueprints or specifications for a job. Successful candidates must be willing to work 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week, and must be... $27 an hour
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          Digital Single Market is a True Test of Europe’s Open Society   
Posted by John Jolliffe, Adobe European Government Affairs As the European Commission reflects on the progress made under its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, many companies are themselves reflecting on what exactly the DSM is. It isn’t merely one of the 10 priority policies of the European Commission, part of Jean-Claude Juncker’s 2014 blueprint to […]
          Welder (shop) - Patrick Mechanical Limited - Greater Sudbury, ON   
Interpret welding process specifications. Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes. Patrick Mechanical Ltd....
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          Journeyman Welder/Shop Foreman - Starkey Fabrication Ltd - Beiseker, AB   
Ability to operate other equipment in the welding shop such as band saw, iron worker, forklifts, hand tools, read blueprints/fit and operate a mobile welding...
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          Construction Sales - Skyrock Construction - Mississauga, ON   
Required license or certification:. Vehicle would an asset, will provide car allowance or company car. Reading Blueprints Not necessary however would be An... $80,000 a year
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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN TECHNICAL MANUALS, SHOP DIRECTIVES, MULTIVIEW BLUEPRINTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN... $19.63 an hour
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          (USA-CO-Pueblo) Welder   

Position:                                Certified Welder

 

Reports to:                             Superintendent or Foreman

 

Summary of Position:          Support construction operations by performing the following Key Activities.

 

FLSA Status:                         Hourly

 

About ASI Construction LLC:

 

ASI Construction LLC, a member of the Shaft Drillers International family, is an industry leader in the dam and water resource construction market, providing services worldwide. Our company is a self-performing, heavy-civil contractor that specializes in the construction and rehabilitation of dams (RCC, earthfill, and concrete), hydroelectric and renewable energy facilities, pipelines, tunnel/shaft rehabilitation, storm/sanitary sewer system improvements, and other major water resource projects. ASI is headquartered in Pueblo West, Colorado with a branch office located in Baltimore, Maryland. ASI strives to build projects safely, on time, on budget, and to satisfy our clients. ASI has successfully completed numerous award-winning heavy civil construction projects in the water resource field, including more than one-hundred dam and dam rehabilitation projects and over thirty new RCC dams. Our Company's vision and values include integrity, honesty, safety, teamwork and a passion for what we do. We hire people who thrive on tough work and challenging opportunities.

 

Key Activities:

 

  • Lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, such as machinery frames, bridge parts, and pressure vessels, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements.
  • Weld components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment.
  • Observes tests on welded surfaces, such as hydrostatic, x-ray, and dimension tolerance to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Maintains welds on various items using a variety of processes (manual arc, tungsten inert gas, metallic inert gas, brazing, sheet metal, steam-fitting, etc.).
  • Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Knowledge the proper use of cutting torch (brazing, welding, bending, pre-heating).
  • Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
  • Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
  • Completing work orders in a timely manner; installing, repairing and fabricating materials out of metal; ensuring availability and functioning of required items; and ensuring safety and resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Maintains shop, equipment, tools, vehicle, etc. for the purpose of ensuring the availability and functioning of required items and ensuring safety.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

 

ASI employees must have competency, work cooperatively with other employees, and have a good positive attitude. They must also be punctual.  Further, this means that you must be ready to work when your shift starts.  So, you must arrive at work with enough time prior, to ready yourself for the shift. They should also work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

 

Essential Ability Requirements for ASI Personnel:

 

Working in the field at ASI Construction LLC is often physically demanding.  The following list describes the minimum ability requirements for field personnel.

 

  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials;
  • Move heavy objects (94 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less);
  • Move light objects (less than 94 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet);
  • Heavy lifting with repeated stooping, carrying and bending continually over time (i.e., picks up materials and move to a different location);
  • Work long shifts with non-standard break times;
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements;
  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting;
  • Must have vision equal to or better than is required for driving;
    • If corrective lenses are required to achieve this level of vision, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective lenses or the required PPE.
    • The employee may have to purchase eye glasses (safety glass, etc.) that are compliant with ASI’s Safety Program and OSHA/MSHA requirements;
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination;
  • Must have quick reaction times;
  • Must be able to hear adequately enough to be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning;
    • If corrective device is required to achieve this level of hearing, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective device or the required PPE;
  • Lift arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws bags into a truck);
  • Must have good balance and must not be clumsy;
  • Climb ladders or steps to reach objects;
  • Must be able to work at heights of up to 100’ or more;
  • Must be able to work in confined or enclosed spaces;
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and safety-toed boots;
  • Must be able to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more);
  • Enter the cab of a vehicle that is 3.5 feet (or more) off the ground;
  • Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and safely reach all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc. required to safely operate the equipment (if authorized for that piece of equipment);
  • Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and have an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows and/or mirrors (if authorized for that piece of equipment);
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others.

 

Preferred Qualifications and Training:

 

Must be certified in accordance with AWS (with current documents of proof within one year).

Must have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Must be able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job, conduct tests and inspections of products, or processes to evaluate quality or performance, perform routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed, repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

 

Benefits:

 

At ASI Construction LLC, we are only as good as our people. We offer outstanding benefits and rewards to recruit and retain the best professionals in our industry.  When you join the ASI team, your comprehensive benefit package will include:

 

  • Health Insurance for employees and their dependents
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(K) plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • Eligible hourly employees are paid a bonus in lieu of PTO

 

We offer additional competitive benefits that are position and assignment dependent.

 

Salary Range:

 

Dependent on Experience.

 

 


          Fulltime General Labourer - Skyjack Inc. - Guelph, ON   
Take training in first aid and in the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Ability to interpret scale drawings such as blueprints....
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          production worker, wooden manufactured homes - 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame - Bobcaygeon, ON   
Valid driver's licence; Read blueprints, written specifications and production drawings Weight Handling. College/CEGEP Equipment and Machinery Experience.... $15 - $20 an hour
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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
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          Metal Fabricator / TIG Welder - Malley Industries - Dieppe, NB   
ONLY THOSE WHO INCLUDE VALID WORK-RELATED REFERENCES WITH THEIR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Your duties would include following blueprints and drawings to...
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          Duvet   

Dimensions: Twin Size


          Floral Blueprints   


          Le Posh Salon   
Anton Akopian’s new Los Angeles salon is turning heads for its daring design, even drawing strangers off the street to pop in and look around. With custom stations, walls of birch wood and delicately tiled interiors, the aptly named Le Posh Salon is decidedly 21st-century in style. The first full-service salon on Sunset Boulevard, it offers an array of treatments, including facials, massage, nail services, hair design and coloring, plus full body treatments. For the first time, Anton discusses, in detail, how his design dreams came to life.

What was the concept behind Le Posh Salon?


The idea was to create an atmosphere that didn’t exist in L.A. - an entirely new concept. We wanted to combine the best of European design with cutting-edge treatments and five-star service. The key word here is “uniqueness.”

Le Posh was built from scratch. How do you undertake such a project?


Research is key. We spoke to a number of architects before forming a relationship with the team at Tag Front. TF had designed a number of famous restaurants, including Blue Velvet and Takami, so we were able to view their aesthetic directly. For our project, the renderings and blueprints looked amazing: more like a chic lounge than a classic salon.

How long did the project take, from start to end?


Eighteen months. You always run into hurdles here and there.

What are the salon’s standout features?


Its size, at more than 5,500 square feet, is a feature in itself. Space is a luxury in urban landscapes, and we were conscious of using every foot to enhance the client experience. The floor plan is very open, and each area flows into the next. One of my favorite features is the birch-wood area, which exemplifies the modern, organic aesthetic we wanted. The curved wall also turned out to be a talking point; people come in just to look at it.

The curved wall introduces texture to the space. Was that a conscious decision?


Yes. It was important to create depth and texture, as we wanted to keep the artwork minimal. For example, the tiles we use throughout the salon have a delicate, flower-like texture visible only upon close inspection.

Tell me about the color palette. Despite having such a modern space, you avoided the often-used all-white interior.


We deliberately kept the colors warm to add to the lounge feel we were after. We used natural yet contemporary shades such as slate, bark, orange, berry and moss. One wall features metallic tiles in various shades of brown and bronze. Color helps differentiate areas of the salon.

So you’ve considered sight and touch - what about sound?


On Fridays and Saturdays, a DJ comes in and spins for the clients. It adds to the lounge feel, and clients love the live interaction. The spa plays a mix of calming music, as that’s a separate area and needs to remain tranquil.

The idea of borders is interesting, since you offer a range of services. How did you incorporate the flow of services into the layout?


The space is very open. If you’re in the lounge or hairstyling area, you can see people in the manicure and pedicure area, and vice versa. This keeps the client visually stimulated and also promotes our range of services.

I notice that the VIP area is separated from the rest of the salon…


It was specifically designed as a space for couples. A woman can have a manicure while her partner has a haircut. It’s the ideal space for our celebrity clients. It offers complete privacy.

Tell us about the technology. The work stations, for example, are totally unique.


We spent a lot of time looking at various brands before deciding to have everything, from manicure bowls to hair stations, custom-made. Each item is designed for optimum functionality as well as aesthetic value. There is no point having something that looks good if it impedes the work of our staff.

The only branded items we bought are the Takara Belmont barber chairs and Living Earth Crafts massage chairs. These brands are the Rolls Royce of their categories.

Now that you’ve finished the design and construction of the salon, is there anything you would change?


Honestly, no. I was talking with our architects the other day, and they were saying how this is the first time they’ve had a project where the final result looked almost identical to the original renderings. They said it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so I’m glad it happened here.

Any advice for other salon owners planning a new build or revamp?


My only advice would be to make sure your salon is unique, with both design and service. Look around your area to see what’s being offered. We tried services at nearby salons to understand what was missing. It takes a lot of homework and meetings to find the right people to work with. Once you have the right concept and team, stay true to your vision and don’t compromise. And good luck.

- SHINE DHARAN
          CNC Programmer - NobleTek - Wooster, OH   
The CNC Programmer is responsible for working from 3D models or blueprints to create and troubleshoot machine programs for 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC machining centers...
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          Experienced Pipefitter - M Star Projects - Delta, BC   
Ability to read blueprint and construction plans for pipe systems, supports, and related equipment Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, and fittings by means of...
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          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. May include the following responsibilities:. AECOM is seeking a Millwright Journeyman to be based in our...
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          Powder Coater, 1st & 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Use correct powder per customer specification – ability to read basic blueprint is helpful. Powder Coater for Sheet Metal Fabricator*....
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          Welder - Cam Tran Company Limited - Belleville, ON   
A successful candidate will be able to read and interpret blueprints or welding process specification and welding symbols;...
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          Fixture Assembler - A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc. - Canada   
The incumbent will fit and assemble parts to a ready fixture, using a variety of hand and machine tools. Ability to read detailing and assembly blueprints....
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          USA: Watch A Preview Clip From Tonight's Season 3 Premiere Of Broadchurch    


American viewers will be able to watch the third and final season of Broadchurch starting from tonight with the premiere of episode one on BBC America at 10pm/9c.

Ahead of that, here's a short exclusive preview clip courtesy of Mashable
Watch here

Broadchurch Season 3 sees David Tennant and Olivia Colman return as Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller join forces to solve one final mystery. This time they're on the hunt for a rapist after a woman reports that she was attacked following a party at a stately home. Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill are also back and they're joined this season by new cast members Julie Hesmondhalgh, Lenny Henry, Sarah Parish and Charlie Higson.





          MammaPrint® Late Recurrence (20yr) Low Risk result identifies breast cancer patients with 97% survival at 20-years with limited endocrine therapy treatment   
...their complex treatment decisions. Agendia's breast cancer tests were developed using an unbiased gene selection by analyzing the complete human genome. Our offerings include MammaPrint ® , a 70-Gene Breast Cancer Risk-of-Recurrence test, and BluePrint ® , a Molecular Subtyping Assay ...

          Best of Transformation Talk Radio: The Option of Western Healing with Dr. Devorah Steinecker   
GuestOsteopathy in the Cranial Field is considered by many around the world to be the most advanced form of hands-on healing - few however, realize it was discovered and developed in the United States just after the Civil War. The relationship between structure, function and intention, not only provides a powerful healing milieu, it also is an efficient driving force working hand in hand with Nature for the maximal potentiation and manifestation of each individual's Divine Human Blueprint.
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          ION selected as 'Best Large Project' in national Brownfield awards   

Waterloo Region ION, the Region of Waterloo’s rapid transit service, has been selected as Canada’s ‘Best Large Project’ by the Canadian Brownfield Network. The Brownie Awards recognize projects that stimulate the transformation of brownfield sites and contribute to the growth of healthy communities across Canada.

Councillor Tom Galloway, Chair of the Region of Waterloo’s Planning & Works Committee, received the award on Tuesday night on behalf of the Region.

“ION is a transformational project,” said Councillor Galloway. “Many significant developments have occurred across the ION route through brownfield remediation. ION is inspiring innovation by offering new ways to manage growth and to be acknowledged for this by the Canadian Brownfield Network is a high accolade.”

Encouraging better use of land and balancing growth within Waterloo Region were some of the reasons why ION was selected as ‘Best Large Project’ by the Canadian Brownfield Network.

Region of Waterloo Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Mike Murray, added that the award also recognizes the visionary nature of ION. “Light rail transit in Waterloo Region will not only move people and provide a new transportation choice, but it also provides a blueprint for current and future development. ION is already shaping the community and helping protect the farmland that surrounds our urban cores.”

Construction of ION light rail transit is almost 85 per cent complete, with the service set to launch in 2018.

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For more information, please contact:

Bryan Stortz, Region of Waterloo Director of Communications, 519-575-4757 ext. 4408 or bstortz@regionofwaterloo.ca

 

TJ Flynn, ION Community Relations, 519-575-4757 ext. 3590 or tflynn@regionofwaterloo.ca

 


          Metal Fabricator / TIG Welder - Malley Industries - Dieppe, NB   
ONLY THOSE WHO INCLUDE VALID WORK-RELATED REFERENCES WITH THEIR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Your duties would include following blueprints and drawings to...
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          Alumnus brings blueprints to life   
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Civic agency NIT, which has been entrusted by state government to develop the Nagpur metro region, has taken another step in designing the plan of the region, which will act as a blueprint for developing it. Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) officials said that the agency had organized a workshop on July 14 to seek views […]
          (USA-NM-Farmington) Sr Electrical Engineer I   
The Raytheon Diné Facility (RDF) is a remote location factory structured under the Missile Systems business unit of Raytheon Company. RDF manufactures a wide variety of electro mechanical devices and end products. The successful RDF Sr. Electrical Engineer I candidate will work under minimal supervision to manage the production test process as a Production Test Engineer (PTE) through one or more phases of the product life cycle, including product development, transition to production, sustained production and depot activities. Position is initially for second/third shift; however, the manufacturing environment can operate multiple shifts including some weekend work so candidate must be capable of supporting a varying schedule. This position is a dual grade requisition; Salary Grade G08, Sr. Electrical Engineer I or Salary Grade G09, Sr. Electrical Engineer II based on the applicant's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience, and responsibility requirements for the position. Responsibilities: RDF Production Test Engineers (PTEs) are responsible for designing, controlling and improving the manufacturing test process and system design, through a collaborative effort with the program product team and the factory process team. This includes assisting in the development of test equipment and establishment of test requirements and procedures. Senior PTEs must lead the effort to ensure the functionality of test equipment and associated work instructions are accurate. Included is the development of test flow charts and test capacity analysis. PTEs must then maintain changes to the test equipment technical data package which includes drawings, test instructions, test position manuals, and system software. Finally, this successful PTE candidate must provide technical training in both product and test equipment to production test specialists, metrology personnel and other PTEs. Required Skills: · 4 or more years of experience in specialized production within a manufacturing environment focused on safety, quality, schedule and cost · Verifiable experience in providing technical leadership to multi-disciplined teams associated with specific assemblies to ensure safety, quality, schedule, and cost objectives are met · Experience working complex production test systems including full knowledge of electronics, electrical circuits, and fault isolation · Experience working closely with production test equipment operators, line leads, supervisors, and other technical disciplines (quality and tooling engineers, facilities maintenance personnel, etc.) to support operations in maintaining the effectiveness and reliability of the production test flow. · Experience with diagnosing problem root cause with limited upfront information · Working knowledge of lean manufacturing and statistical process control to monitor and improve the test process through analysis of predictive metrics of trends, failure modes, and test yields · Demonstrated ability to respond quickly when production or test issues arise. Experience in accurately diagnosing problems and implementing solutions to restore production and test functionality · Demonstrated skills in working with manufacturers’ technical support or other outside experts to solve complex problems · Experience in reading, understanding, and using schematics, blueprints, and operating manuals to solve production and test equipment problems. Ensure test equipment and software meet the test requirements specified for the product being built · Experience and knowledge in maintaining test equipment technical data packages including drawings, test instructions, test position manuals, and system software · Experience in working with vendors to procure replacement parts for equipment · Experience in leading and directing hourly personnel in non-routine fault isolation, diagnose, and repair of the product or test equipment · Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The position requires a candidate who can write technical process documents, write production test instructions and communicate production needs / status to all levels of the organization in a professional and thorough manner. The individual must communicate effectively with production operators, supervisors, managers and plant management along with program technical experts · Able to climb ladders, bend, reach, stoop, as well as lift/pull/push up to 50 pounds · Demonstrated ability to be organized, self-motivated, dependable, and work well with others in a multi-tasking environment · Demonstrated ability to follow rules and regulations. Proven willingness to comply with all pertinent Raytheon Environmental, Health, & Safety Organizational Directives and Instructions and other applicable Program and Site Directives and Raytheon Company Policies · Testable computer skills in equipment operating systems, control systems, and MS Office administrate systems. Required Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Optical Engineering or related field. Thisposition requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-UScitizens may not be eligible to obtain a securityclearance. Security clearance factors include, but are not limitedto, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminalconduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment iscontingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checksand drug screens This position is located at the Raytheon Diné Facility in Farmington, NM. RMS- Diné Facility adheres to the Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act in areas of recruitment and hiring practices 98556
          (USA-IN-Indianapolis) Maintenance Technician I   
Maintenance Technician I-10205966 *Description* Cintas is currently looking for a Maintenance Technician I to assist with maintaining an industrial laundry facility. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with repairing, maintaining, installing and troubleshooting industrial equipment, systems and components including but not limited to washers, dryers, steam tunnels, conveyor systems and boilers; assisting with performing preventive/predictive maintenance; resolving safety concerns; performing indoor and outdoor housekeeping; monitoring inventory supplies; and maintaining maintenance records. *Qualifications* • Minimum two years working experience repairing industrial processing equipment in an industrial environment or in the military required. • Ability to read maintenance literature printed in English required. • Prior experience with and ability to read a blueprint is required. • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills required. • Boiler knowledge preferred. • HVAC experience preferred • Prior experience and ability to perform welding activities including MIG, TIG, ARC, cutting and brazing preferred. • Ability to stand for up to 7 hours in an 8 hour shift required. Our partners enjoy: • Competitive Pay • 401(k)/Profit sharing/ESOP • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Package • Disability and Life Insurance Package • Paid Vacation and Holidays • Career Advancement Opportunities For more than 45 years, Cintas Corporation has offered highly-specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas provides uniforms, facility services, safety supplies, fire protection solutions, flame resistant clothing, cleanroom resources, and promotional products. We are the service professionals, providing countless supplies and services to businesses small and large throughout the world. Cintas operates in more than 430 facilities including six manufacturing sites and nine distribution centers. We also have one of the largest fleets in North America. To support our aggressive growth plans, we offer unique opportunities, including advancement, ongoing training, mentoring and the opportunity to develop world class business skills. Cintas is Team Driven, and the true spirit we share gives us a competitive edge. We win together by working together as a team, giving mutual respect to all of our co-workers regardless of their background or tenure. The engine of Cintas’ team driven approach is our culture, which drives our profitability and stability. It’s a culture that exudes a high degree of professionalism at every level of our business. It’s a culture that maximizes the career development of all of our employee-partners, regardless of their job title and description. Cintas Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. *Job Category:* Building Services / Maintenance *Location:* US-IN-Indianapolis *Organization:* Rental *Employee Status:* Regular *Schedule:* Full-time *Shift:* First
          (USA-RI-Cumberland.) Maintenance Technician I - 2nd Shift   
Maintenance Technician I - 2nd Shift-10207567 *Description* Cintas is currently looking for a Maintenance Technician I - 2nd Shift to assist with maintaining an industrial laundry facility. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with repairing, maintaining, installing and troubleshooting industrial equipment, systems and components including but not limited to washers, dryers, steam tunnels, conveyor systems and boilers; assisting with performing preventive/predictive maintenance; resolving safety concerns; performing indoor and outdoor housekeeping; monitoring inventory supplies; and maintaining maintenance records. *Qualifications* • Minimum two years working experience repairing industrial processing equipment in an industrial environment or in the military required. • Ability to read maintenance literature printed in English required. • Prior experience with and ability to read a blueprint is required. • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills required. • Boiler knowledge preferred. • HVAC experience preferred • Prior experience and ability to perform welding activities including MIG, TIG, ARC, cutting and brazing preferred. • Ability to stand for up to 7 hours in an 8 hour shift required. Our partners enjoy: • Competitive Pay • 401(k)/Profit sharing/ESOP • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Package • Disability and Life Insurance Package • Paid Vacation and Holidays • Career Advancement Opportunities For more than 45 years, Cintas Corporation has offered highly-specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas provides uniforms, facility services, safety supplies, fire protection solutions, flame resistant clothing, cleanroom resources, and promotional products. We are the service professionals, providing countless supplies and services to businesses small and large throughout the world. Cintas operates in more than 430 facilities including six manufacturing sites and nine distribution centers. We also have one of the largest fleets in North America. To support our aggressive growth plans, we offer unique opportunities, including advancement, ongoing training, mentoring and the opportunity to develop world class business skills. Cintas is Team Driven, and the true spirit we share gives us a competitive edge. We win together by working together as a team, giving mutual respect to all of our co-workers regardless of their background or tenure. The engine of Cintas’ team driven approach is our culture, which drives our profitability and stability. It’s a culture that exudes a high degree of professionalism at every level of our business. It’s a culture that maximizes the career development of all of our employee-partners, regardless of their job title and description. Cintas Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. *Job Category:* Building Services / Maintenance *Location:* US-RI-Cumberland. *Organization:* Rental *Employee Status:* Regular *Schedule:* Full-time *Shift:* Second
          (USA-IN-Evansville) Maintenance Technician II - 2nd Shift   
Maintenance Technician II - 2nd Shift-10207769 *Description* Cintas is currently looking for a Maintenance Technician II - 2nd Shift to assist with maintaining an industrial laundry facility. Responsibilities include but are not limited to repairing, maintaining, installing and troubleshooting industrial equipment, systems and components including but limited to washers, dryers, steam tunnels, conveyor systems and boilers; performing preventive/predictive maintenance; performing various welding activities; preforming boiler chemical testing and making necessary chemistry adjustments; resolving safety concerns; performing indoor and outdoor housekeeping; maintaining inventory supplies; preparing maintenance records; identifying and evaluating, monitoring work performed by inside and outside service companies; responding to emergency alarms; and mentoring Maintenance Technician I partners. *Qualifications* • Minimum five years working experience repairing industrial processing equipment in an industrial environment or in the military is required. • Ability to read maintenance literature printed in English required. • Prior experience with and ability to read a blueprint is required. • Basic Microsoft Office computer skills required. • Boiler knowledge preferred. • HVAC experience preferred • Prior experience and ability to perform welding activities such as MIG, TIG, ARC, cutting and brazing preferred. • Ability to stand for up to 7 hours in an 8 hour shift required. Our partners enjoy: • Competitive Pay • 401(k)/Profit sharing/ESOP • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Package • Disability and Life Insurance Package • Paid Vacation and Holidays • Career Advancement Opportunities For more than 45 years, Cintas Corporation has offered highly-specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas provides uniforms, facility services, safety supplies, fire protection solutions, flame resistant clothing, cleanroom resources, and promotional products. We are the service professionals, providing countless supplies and services to businesses small and large throughout the world. Cintas operates in more than 430 facilities including six manufacturing sites and nine distribution centers. We also have one of the largest fleets in North America. To support our aggressive growth plans, we offer unique opportunities, including advancement, ongoing training, mentoring and the opportunity to develop world class business skills. Cintas is Team Driven, and the true spirit we share gives us a competitive edge. We win together by working together as a team, giving mutual respect to all of our co-workers regardless of their background or tenure. The engine of Cintas’ team driven approach is our culture, which drives our profitability and stability. It’s a culture that exudes a high degree of professionalism at every level of our business. It’s a culture that maximizes the career development of all of our employee-partners, regardless of their job title and description. Cintas Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. *Job Category:* Building Services / Maintenance *Location:* US-IN-Evansville *Organization:* Rental *Employee Status:* Regular *Schedule:* Full-time *Shift:* Second
          Machinist IV - Emerson - Stafford, TX   
Tool sharpening, machine oiling, fluid. Reads and interprets machine shop blueprints. Quality, adjusts machine and changes perishable tooling....
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          Don Covay & The Goodtimers - It's In The Wind (Atlantic 2494)   

It's In The Wind

I just got the news that Soul Visionary Don Covay has left us. His contributions both as a songwriter and performer (and founding member of The Soul Clan) will live on forever. This hauntingly beautiful record, cut at American Studio in Memphis in 1967, still just lays me out every time I hear it.

"There's a sad, sad day for me up ahead..." May He Rest In Peace.

Below is an appreciation of Covay that first appeared on the site back in 2007.
Temptation Was Too Strong

Don Covay was born in South Carolina, but moved north to Washington D.C. shortly after his Baptist Minister father passed away in the mid-forties. His family kept close to their religious roots, and soon formed a Gospel group called The Cherry Keys that performed locally.

While still in High School, he was invited to join The Rainbows, a hot DC doo-wop group that had recorded for Bobby Robinson. After cutting a few sides on Pilgrim that went nowhere, the group broke-up. Although the exact circumstances are up for grabs, this was right around the time he met Little Richard (in Sweet Soul Music, Peter Guralnick says that Covay was opening a show for Richard, while in The Quasar Of Rock, Richard himself says that he met him while in Washington to record Keep-A-Knockin').

Richard goes on to say that Covay "hung around me and my band, then he started to drive me places. I called him 'pretty boy'... he wrote a song based on that title and I said that he could use my band to record it..." The resulting single, Bip Bop Bip, was picked up by Atlantic in 1957, and is one of the greatest recorded examples of The Upsetters in their absolute prime, while Covay just rips it up, doing his best Little Richard. The artist credit on the record actually reads 'Pretty Boy'. I love it.

The next few years would see him recording for a dizzying number of labels. Blaze Records credited him as Don "Pretty Boy" Covay, while on his subsequent Sue effort, he's simply Don Covay.

To confuse matters further, Firefly listed him as 'Don Covay of the Rainbows', while on Big Records he was back to being known simply as 'Pretty Boy'. In any event, none of these records went anywhere.

He signed with Columbia in 1961, recording another trio of singles that died on the vine, before becoming one of Florence Greenberg's Soldier Boys on Scepter. A one-off single for Epic would follow, without much luck.

Meanwhile, a song he had written with former Rainbow John Berry, Pony Time, was released on Arnold Records, and would reach #60 on the pop charts. When Parkway Records released Chubby Checker's version of Pony Time in early 1961, it would blow by Covay's, going all the way to #1 both R&B and Pop on its way to becoming an even bigger hit than The Twist had been a couple of years earlier.

Cameo (Parkway's parent company) signed Covay to the label the following year, and would try to cash in on yet another dance craze, The Popeye. While Checker's Popeye (The Hitchiker) broke into the top ten, the single they released on Covay barely crawled to #75. It was called The Popeye Waddle and, despite a catchy Contours like number that promised 'you'll do fine if you get in line', it failed to catch on. The flip of that single, One Little Boy Had Money, hinted at the vocal style that was to come. Something called Do The Bug would follow, along with two Parkway singles that went nowhere.

The success of Pony Time, I'm sure, helped convince Don that his songwriting skills were in demand (as he would later explain to author Gerri Hirshey, "copyrights last longer than record labels"), and he moved to New York City. He began hanging around The Brill Building, and soon was writing songs for Roosevelt Music, the most respected name in R&B publishing in those days. It was during this period that he met Jesse Stone, who worked with him on composing 'happy blues' that were radio ready. Stone introduced him to Jerry Wexler, who had been hanging around the Brill Building ever since his Billboard days.

Wexler had just signed Solomon Burke to Atlantic, and was on the lookout for material for him. Covay knew the type of singer that Solomon was, and was able to tailor the follow-up record to his 1962 smash Cry To Me, specifically to him. I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You remains one of Burke's all-time classics, and marks the beginning of a life-long friendship and collaboration that would send songs like You're Good For Me and Tonight's The Night soaring into the top ten over the next few years.

I'm not sure why, but Atlantic was releasing Covay's own singles on a subsidiary label called Rosemart at that point (I've never seen records by any other artist on that imprint. have you?). Mercy, Mercy would crack the R&B top 40 in the fall of 1964, and essentially define Covay's own brand of funky guitar-driven R&B. There has been much speculation over the years about whether or not Jimi Hendrix played on that record (and Covay's next Rosemart release Take This Hurt Off Me), but there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer. One thing appears to be certain, that Covay (who wrote using the guitar instead of piano) is playing on those cuts. I like that.

Atlantic collected those singles, along with other material cut at their New York studios in 1964, and released Covay's first LP, Mercy!. In an interesting aside, Don had been using the name 'The Goodtimers' off and on since the first release of Pony Time in 1961. The name appears on the Rosemart singles, as well as on his Atlantic releases (like today's selection) until 1967. It apparently refers to the vocal group that backs him up on those records (sometimes, however, it sounds like only one other voice), but I can't for the life of me find out any information on who they might be. It seems possible that it was just Covay overdubbing a second harmony vocal (as was all the rage back then) but I don't know... In any event, his next single, Please Do Something, (featuring The Goodtimers, of course) went to #21 R&B in early 1965, becoming his biggest hit yet.

That was the summer that Wexler brought Wilson Pickett down to Stax to record his blockbuster hits In The Midnight Hour and 634-5789, and he figured it made sense to do the same with Don Covay. Just as Pickett had done, Covay collaborated with Steve Cropper to write the biggest-selling record of his career, the incredible See-Saw. It would spend almost four months on the charts, reaching #5 R&B and almost cracking the top 40 Pop (As good as this record was, I'm here to tell ya that the incendiary version that Aretha would take to the top ten in late 1968 is better... just ask Larry Grogan).

All in all, Covay recorded four sides at Stax (one of which was the amazing Sookie Sookie) before things got a little rough. According to Cropper; "Jim Stewart called Jerry Wexler and said 'Get Don Covay out of here. He's driving us nuts!'... I loved Don to death. We got along great, but I don't think Jim and them understood Don. He thinks in different areas... He jumps from this place to that. You never know what he's going to do next." Stewart used that, along with the house band's supposed dislike of Wilson Pickett, to bar Atlantic from sending any more of their artists down there in December of 1965.

As we talked about last week, this was the same period in which Covay wrote (and sang on) I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me) for his old friend Little Richard. As B side regular Lyle pointed out in the 'comments' on that post, Guralnick called that song "arguably equal to James Carr's The Dark End of the Street as the greatest soul ballad of all time... the Mt. Rushmore of soul." I will second Lyle's "Amen" to that.

After both Sookie Sookie and Iron Out The Rough Spots (the last of the Stax-recorded material) failed to chart in 1966, Atlantic brought Covay back into its New York studios to record today's cool B side. The flip of Somebody's Got To Love You (which didn't chart either), I think it has the same kind of vibe going on as the Little Richard record. With Atlantic's 'A team' (including King Curtis and Bernard Purdie) backing him up, I just love the way Covay name checks the whole Soul Clan on here, almost two years before the release of their lone single. You know, it's been commonly thought that Ben E. King was a last minute replacement for Wilson Pickett after he balked at the idea of being a member, but this way cool record would seem to prove otherwise... Don had him on the list all along!

He would return to the R&B top 50 with Shingaling '67, and In August of that year, Atlantic sent Covay down to American Studios in Memphis to record another unacknowledged soul masterpiece, It's In The Wind, one of my favorite records ever.

Covay was every record company executive's dream, a staff songwriter who could deliver the hits. Leonard Chess had begun using some of his material (think Etta James), but in late 1967, Atlantic would record what remains his best known work, Aretha Franklin's Chain Of Fools. With Joe South's tremelo-laden guitar tuned way down low to start things off, this immaculate Wexler production 'arranged and directed by Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin' cruised to #1 R&B (#2 Pop) in early 1968, and is simply one of those timeless songs that will never die.

I know we've talked about The Soul Clan before (in our Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, and Arthur Conley posts), but it's important to remember that the whole thing was Don Covay's idea. He was the one spinning the elaborate aspirations, daring to imagine a world in which Black Americans could control their own destinies. According to Solomon Burke, they had initially asked Atlantic for a million dollar guarantee up front, and the project was to include a complete album of material. The Clan was reportedly waiting for Otis Redding to fully recover from minor throat surgery when he died in that infamous plane crash in December of 1967. Covay, more than ever now, was committed to making his dream come true. He wrote and recorded the basic tracks of the single out in Hollywood with (an uncredited) Bobby Womack, and the rest of the Clan overdubbed their vocals as their schedule permitted. Arthur Conley, of course, would replace Otis, and Soul Meeting broke into the R&B top 40 in the summer of 1968. Although a great record, the Soul Clan's moment seemed to somehow already have passed. Whether it was due to a conscious decision on the part of the Atlantic brass (as Covay and Solomon Burke believe to this day) or not, that would be the end of that.

As the decade came to a close, Covay would start up another project, The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band. Along with John Hammond and Joe Richardson (whom Covay had worked with in The Soldier Boys), he created a very cool concept album called The House Of Blue Lights. The All Music Guide lauds it as "the sonic and spiritual blueprint for Let It Bleed and Exile on Main Street and parts of Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs". There ya go! Black Woman, a single by the band would chart in early 1970, and would be Covay's last recording for Atlantic.

Stops at Polydor and Janus would follow, before Covay signed with Mercury Records, reportedly working A&R for them as well. Superdude 1, his way cool 1973 album, would produce awesome cheatin' classics I Was Checkin' Out She Was Checkin' In and Somebody's Been Enjoying My Home. It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) clocked in at #21 R&B in 1974, followed by Rumble In The Jungle and one last Mercury album, Hot Blood, the following year.

He joined with Gamble & Huff at Philadelphia International for the disco-flavored No Tell Motel and Travelin' In Heavy Traffic in 1976, but the records didn't do much at the time. I'll tell ya though, the funky B side Once You Had It almost made it as today's selection... it's bad, yo! A single called Badd Boy on the Newman label would hit #75 in 1980, and that would be the end of Don's charting career.

In 1981, he was the man behind the long awaited Soul Clan reunion, which ended up being not much more than a press conference and a poorly planned concert. In any event, Covay still believed. As he told Guralnick; "The Soul Clan was to me the greatest thing that ever happened. I think the kind of love we had was an everlasting situation. If any of us ever need each other, you know we gonna be there."

In 1990, I went to the Lone Star Roadhouse in Manhattan to see a Booker T & the MGs reunion show at which Eddie Floyd was a special guest. I was seated at a table with a big guy in a pink suit and beaded corn-rows ala Stevie Wonder. I knew he had to be 'somebody', but I wasn't sure who. When Steve Cropper introduced him to the audience, I found out I was sitting with Don Covay. Unreal. As Covay got up to make his way backstage after the show, I followed along after him, and they let me pass, figuring I was with my man Don. Ol' Red was in soul heaven that night, hanging out with Cropper, Duck Dunn, Floyd and Covay talking about those glory days down on McLemore Avenue...

In 1992, Don Covay had a serious stroke that severely limited his abilities. He was unable to attend the ceremonies when the Rhythm & Blues Foundation presented him their pioneer award the following year. Through the love and support of his family and friends (the Rolling Stones apparently bought him his own rolling rehab facility), Covay has gotten better. He actually released an album called AdLib in 2000, on which he was joined by Wilson Pickett, Otis Clay, Dan Penn and Ronnie Wood.

Just last year, an album called Back To The Streets - Celebrating The Music Of Don Covay pulled together people like Wood, Mick Taylor, Gary U.S. Bonds and Robert Cray in a joyous tribute to Covay's incredible career. The BMI Repertoire database lists him as the writer or co-writer of some 340 songs. Songs that run the gamut from Doo-Wop to Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul, Blues and Funk. Don Covay's unique genius encompassed it all.

Have Mercy!
          Welder - Cam Tran Company Limited - Belleville, ON   
A successful candidate will be able to read and interpret blueprints or welding process specification and welding symbols;...
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:07:14 GMT - View all Belleville, ON jobs
          Google Street View reveals urban tree cover benefits   
The mapping tool has been put to use by Swiss scientists to measure the impact of tree cover in cities. Researchers at Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) claim to have found the blueprint for determining how much green space urban areas need to improve quality of life.  More than 100,000 Street View images were examined to map tree cover in Singapore and establish what benefits this brings. The team concluded that increasing the cover of the street tree canopy could reduce ground surface and air temperatures further on Singapore’s streets. “In addition, the relative quantity of the canopy may also serve as an indicator of evaporative cooling from leaves and rainfall interception,” said an ETHZ statement.  In addition to bringing down temperatures, the foliage was found to have another quality.  “In addition to cooling urban microclimates, these trees, which are integrated within dense urban street networks, also provide other benefits, such as reducing the risk of ...
          Journeyman Welder/Shop Foreman - Starkey Fabrication Ltd - Beiseker, AB   
Ability to operate other equipment in the welding shop such as band saw, iron worker, forklifts, hand tools, read blueprints/fit and operate a mobile welding...
From Indeed - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:06:34 GMT - View all Beiseker, AB jobs
          Welder (shop) - Patrick Mechanical Limited - Greater Sudbury, ON   
Interpret welding process specifications. Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes. Patrick Mechanical Ltd....
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          دانلود آلبوم بی کلام الکترونیک ” Blueprint ” از Ferry Corsten   

Artist : Ferry Corsten Title : Blueprint Format : Album Genre : Trance Year : 2017 Size : 190 Mb Quality : MP3 Bitrate : 320 kbps ۰۱٫ Ferry Corsten – Reception 02:21  ۰۲٫ Ferry Corsten – Blueprint 05:21  ۰۳٫ Ferry Corsten Feat. Eric Lumiere – Your Face 04:08  ۰۴٫ Ferry Corsten – Venera (Vee’s […]

نوشته دانلود آلبوم بی کلام الکترونیک ” Blueprint ” از Ferry Corsten اولین بار در LoveMusic پدیدار شد.


          7/2/2017: Personal Finance: Is there Viking in your blood?   
CALL IN THE 3 FORENSICS ADVANCES in DNA testing – the unique genetic blueprint of an individual – mean it is possible to trace your origins from a swab of saliva. If you want to pin down your DNA blueprint to a family there will be a large slice of...
          As new fiscal year dawns, hope for Illinois budget dims   
CHICAGO Risking a historic drop to junk bond status, Illinois began its third straight fiscal year without a budget on Saturday as political maneuvering dimmed hopes for a bipartisan spending and revenue package anytime soon. While the House scheduled session on Sunday to take up a revenue package, the Senate is not slated to return until Monday. The nation’s fifth-largest state has lacked a full operating budget since July 2015 and is under a warning from SP that it will drop Illinois’ creditworthiness to the lowest of any state in history if it fails to pass a fiscal 2018 budget that starts to address a chronic structural deficit. Talks between Democrats who control the Illinois House and Republicans had shown signs of progress as both sides rallied behind a $36.5 billion spending blueprint on Friday and were poised to build on that positive movement in a rare Fourth of July holiday weekend legislative session. Instead, ...

Source: Odd Onion

http://www.oddonion.com/2017/07/01/as-new-fiscal-year-dawns-hope-for-illinois-budget-dims/


          Senior Estimating Engineer - Arnprior Aerospace Inc - Arnprior, ON   
Metal, composite, assembly APICS, AACE, SCEA certification and an understanding of CAD/CAM and CNC equipment Drafting/blueprint reading and geometric design &amp;...
From Arnprior Aerospace Inc - Fri, 26 May 2017 18:21:53 GMT - View all Arnprior, ON jobs
          병원 건축 이야기 – 국내에서 가장 오랜 역사를 지닌 신촌 세브란스 병원   

현대에도 다른 나라에 종교나 학문을 전하기 위해서 당장 필요로 하는 의료 서비스를 먼저 제공하는 경우를 자주 볼 수 있는데요. 우리나라도 선교사들이 가장 먼저 만든 것이 병원과 학교였답니다. 우리나라 최초의 서양식 병원인 제중원(광혜원)으로부터 발전한 것이 현재의 ‘신촌 세브란스 병원’으로, 연세대학교도 이에 근간을 두고 있는데요. 신촌 세브란스 병원은 삼성물산 건설부문에서 3년여의 공사기간을 거쳐 2005년에 완공된 건축물입니다. :-)

 

이번 시간, 삼성물산 건설부문에서는 우리나라에서 가장 오랜 역사를 지닌 ‘신촌 세브란스 병원’의 역사와 함께 건축적인 특징을 알아보려고 하는데요. 흥미로운 세브란스 병원 이야기, 지금 바로 만나볼까요? 

 

 

1. 한옥에 자리잡은 서양식 병원

 

 

<제중원 모형>                                        <현재 신촌 세브란스 병원 모형 >

 

의료선교를 위해 한국에 오게 된 ‘알렌’ 선교사는 조선 정부에 근대식 의료서비스를 제공할 수 있는 병원 설립을 건의하여 1885년 제중원을 만들었는데요. 1904년 미국의 독지가 ‘세브란스’씨의 도움으로 서울역 앞에 병원을 세웠고, 기부자의 이름을 기려 ‘세브란스 병원’이라 지은 것이 현재까지 이어져 왔답니다.

 

 

<김영택 작가 팬화 전시>

 

현재의 세브란스 병원과 관련된 근현대 건축물들이 김영택 팬화 작가의 그림으로 그려져 병원 홀에 전시되고 있는데요, 제중원에서부터 현재 신촌 세브란스 병원의 모습까지 여러 건물들이 소개되어 있어서 이 전시만 자세히 살펴보더라도 병원의 역사를 충분히 살펴볼 수 있답니다.

 

세브란스 병원은 Base and Tower 형태로 고층부에 해당하는 병동타워와 저층부인 외래동과 중앙진료동인 아트리움으로 나눌 수 있는데요, 지금부터 건축물을 자세하게 확인해볼까요?

 

 

2. 포디움과 병동


 

 <신촌 세브란스 병원 전경 – 포디움과 병동>


도심의 건축물들을 살펴보다 보면 저층부의 커다란 매스(포디움) 위에, 작은 규모의 매스가 높게 더해진 경우를 볼 수 있는데요.

 

지상에서 접근성이 좋은 저층부는 시야가 탁 트이도록 공간을 설계해 이용자가 각각의 공간에 쉽게 도달하게 하고, 상층부는 각각의 공간에서 채광과 환기가 용이하도록 하는 목적을 가지고 있습니다. 이 방식은 주상복합 건물이나 호텔, 병원에서 주로 사용되는 방식인데요.

 

신촌 세브란스 병원도 포디움과 병동이 더해진 형태로 설계되었습니다. 저층부는 환자들에게 외래 진료를 제공하여 검진을 받고, 상층부는 각 실에서 충분한 채광과 환기가 가능한 병실을 배치하고 있는 구조랍니다.

 

 

<신촌 세브란스 병원 병동부 비상대피 안내도>

 

그렇다면 병동부의 곡면이 포함된 형태는 어떻게 만들어진 것일까요? 병원의 건축계획을 파악하고 계신 분이라면 이 사진을 통하지 않고서도 짐작하실 수 있을 텐데요. 건물외벽선을 따라 안쪽으로 병실이 배치되고, 채광이 이루어지지 않아도 되는 엘리베이터홀이나 계단실 같은 수직동선, 간호 스테이션, 창고 등을 안쪽으로 배치하며 자연스럽게 이러한 형태를 가지게 되었답니다. 또한 도로의 소음을 피하는 동시에 외부 경관을 볼 수 있는 조망, 건물 전체의 축과 수직동선, 설비의 연결 등도 함께 고려되었다는 점이 이 형태의 특징이라고 할 수 있습니다.

 

 

3. 플랫폼으로서의 아트리움

 


<포디움 사이의 유리박스: 아트리움 공간>  <내부에서 확인할 수 있는 외부의 계단 하부>

 

저층부 포디움은 외래 접수, 대기, 진료, 검사 등 다양한 활동이 이루어지는 부분입니다. 가장 많은 사람이 오가기 때문에 서로 다른 공간의 매개 역할을 하는 공간이 필요한데요. 이 공간까지 사람들을 자연스럽게 이끌기 위해 붉은 사암으로 마감된 벽체가 이용자들에게 방향을 제시하는 역할을 하고 있답니다. 그리고 이곳 아트리움과 외래부 사이에는 거대한 외부계단이 자리잡고 있는데, 병원에서 진행되는 큰 행사 때에 유용하게 쓰일 수 있을 것 같네요. :-)

 

 

<빛과 쾌적함을 제공하는 아트리움 공간>


저층 포디움은 크게 외래 진료부와 간단한 식사가 가능한 서비스 공간으로 나눌 수 있습니다. 또한 진료와 검사를 병행하다 보면 여러 층을 오가야 하는 경우도 생기는데 이때 아트리움이 효율적으로 활용될 수 있는데요. 각 층을 에스컬레이터로 연결하는 동시에 이용자가 자신의 위치를 파악하는데 도움을 준답니다. 또한 한쪽 기둥과 벽체를 사선으로 계획하면서 각 층에 충분한 자연채광을 제공하고 있습니다.

 

 

이번 시간, 삼성물산 건설부문은 신촌 세브란스 병원의 역사와 주요한 건축적 특징에 대하여 알아보았는데요. 최고의 의료 시설과 장비를 갖추고 있는 국내 종합병원 규모 2위의 건축물로 독특한 건축 디자인과 이용자들의 편의성까지 고려한 쾌적한 치료환경을 갖추고 있는 신촌 세브란스 병원! 방문할 기회가 생긴다면 오늘 알려드린 건축물의 특징들을 기억하며 건물을 둘러보는 것을 추천드립니다. :-)

 

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Both tank guns were designed at factory #92, headed by V.G. Grabin. The F-34 was chosen as the foundation for the new gun with 3-K ballistics. This choice was no accident. Initially, the KV-1 was accepted into service with the F-32 gun, which had the same penetration as the L-11 gun on tanks produced in 1940. For this reason, the more powerful gun F-34 with ballistics of the 76 mm USV divisional gun (another design by factory #92) was designed using the F-32 base. The order for this gun was given in February of 1938, alongside the launch of the F-32 program. This gun was suitable as a stating point for a new system, although the gun mantlet had to be reworked.

The new gun based on the F-34 was indexed F-27 at the factory. Don't be surprised at this "wandering" of indices, this was normal for factory #92. For example, the 85 mm gun launched at the same time was called F-30 and the 107 mm, later pitched as armament for the KV-3, KV-4 and KV-5 tanks, was called F-42. The 57 mm anti-tank gun, known as the ZIS-2, was initially called F-31, even though it appeared after the F-42.

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A myth was spread about the F-27 gun, alleging that it was designed in early 1939 and work did not move past the design stage. However, volumes of correspondence in the archives prove that this was far from the truth. Design work on the F-27 and F-30 began simultaneously in June of 1940. Regular reports on the status of tank and anti-tank guns coming from factory #92 indicate that the gun did not stay on paper. Even more, work on the F-27 progressed faster than on the F-30. The working blueprints were sent to production by July 23rd. The F-30 ran into many problems, the biggest of which was that it did not fit into the "small turret", the turret of the KV-1.

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Gun mantlet for the ZIS-22, designed at the Kirov factory.

This turn of events did not mean that work on the F-22 ceased. By January 15th, 1941, the first gun was improved and prepared for shipment to the proving grounds. A second prototype was also built and installed in a KV-1. After that, it was discovered that the foot trigger didn't work and that the gun was unbalanced.

By that point, work on the F-30 stalled, since factory #92 designed the 107 mm F-42 gun on their own initiative. This gun looked a lot more promising than the F-30. As for the F-27, this gun vanished from was no longer mentioned after the end of the winter of 1941. The reason was simple: it was renamed. Factory #92 introduced a new system of indices that confused many researchers. The F-27 was now called ZIS-5. This index was picked for a good reason, as the full name of the factory was "State Order of Lenin factory #92 named after I.V. Stalin".

On February 19th, 1941, Deputy People's Commissar of Defense, Marshall Kulik, signed an order on the trials of various guns in KV tanks. Item 4 on the list was as follows: "Install the ZIS-5 gun (F-27 with AA ballistics) into the KV tank (experimental prototype with 90 mm armour). The Kirov factory must deliver the turret for this tank by March 1st, 1941"

The "experimental prototype with 90 mm armour" is the T-221 tank, which was still awaiting assembly. As for the turret, it was eventually sent to factory #92. However, by that point, the issue of armament was up in the air. On March 11th, 1941, intelligence passed on information about heavy tanks that entered production in Germany. As a result, the tank development program was adjusted. The T-150, which would enter production as the KV-3, was no longer needed. Work began, first on the 223 heavy tank, which eventually also received the index KV-3, then the even heavier KV-4 and KV-5.

Nevertheless, work on the ZIS-5 continued, albeit with difficulty. Another tank appeared that could be armed with it: the T-44 (A-44) tank designed at factory #183.

Gun mantlet designed by the factory #92 design bureau. It turned out to be more reliable and easier to produce.

The ZIS-5 fell out of favour by May of 1941. As strange as it sounds, its downfall was the 3-K AA gun. The problem was that production of shells for it ceased in June of 1940, when it was replaced by the 85 mm 52-K. The 3-K and F-34 used different shells, which would have complicated supplies of tank units. Another issue was that the penetration of the 3-K and the 57 mm ZIS-4 (tank version of the ZIS-2) were similar. As a result, work on this version of the ZIS-5 ceased by the end of May.

KV-1 with the ZIS-5 gun, July of 1941.

However, that doesn't mean that work in this direction ended. Factory #92 had a refined system with the same caliber and similar barrel length. It was called F-22, and unlike the 3-K, it fired the same ammunition as the F-34 did.

In parallel with work on the ZIS-5, the installation of the F-34 in the KV-1 turret was surrounded with drama. In Kulik's aforementioned order, this was item #1. The F-34 was delivered to factory #92 on February 2nd, 1941. The reworked gun was indexed ZIS-22. It had a direct connection with the F-27: the F-34 barrel was installed in the existing F-27 mount. The trials program was signed on March 3rd, but the itself arrived only in April. After that, the project stalled. The issue was that the gun mantlet was made of structural, not armour, steel.

Kulik added oil to the fire. In the spring of 1941, the KV-3, KV-4, and KV-5 were now the priority, so the letter from the Kirov factory requesting replacement of the gun mantlet with an equivalent made from armour steel was met with a short reply: "Unnecessary, the ZIS-6 gun is on its way."

The Kirov factory did not agree with the design of the gun mantlet, but took its time with its own version. Meanwhile, the Sword of Damocles in the form of the disappearing stockpile of F-32 guns loomed over Kirov and Chelyabinsk factories. The new gun mantlet design was sent to GABTU only on July 17th, 1941. The design of the mantlet was very peculiar.

The same tank on trials, end of August 1941.

The design bureau of factory #92 had to resolve that problem, and redesigned the gun mantle with Kirov factory's permission. Work clearly began before July 17th, since the factory reported that the work was completely on July 20th. There was, however, a twist: the gun installed on the KV-1 had the ballistics of the F-22 divisional gun. As the accompanying note mentioned, the replacement of the F-34's barrel with a 51.5 caliber long one could boost the muzzle velocity to 780 m/s. This speed was possible with an increased propellant load. In other words, Grabin was trying to pitch a second iteration of the F-27.

One advantage of this gun was that it used the same ammunition as the F-34. Factory #92's gun mantlet turned out to be better, although the overall design was similar to the Kirov one. The gun mantlet was composed of two parts, held together with bolts. Unlike the design from Leningrad, all parts of the Gorkiy design were cast. Special slots were added, which made the design more resistant to hits from the side.

The design of the gun was good, overall. The issue with it was that the F-22 had been out of production for two years.

Even though the gun, which inherited the ZIS-5 index from the F-27, was ready by late July, the KV-1 only arrived for trials on August 29th. Two days before that, factory #92 inspected and marked the system. The reason was that the Gorohovets proving grounds didn't have the necessary equipment.

Designer I.M. Lependin represented factory #92 at the trials, and A.S. Schneidman represented ChTZ. Schneidman used to work on KV armament at the Kirov factory, but was moved to Chelyabinsk by August of 1941. The gun had a barrel length of 50.8 calibers (3866) and a muzzle velocity of 687 m/s. 612 shots were fired in total, and the tank drove for 170 km.

The minimum gun depression of -2 degrees did not impress the military.

Overall, the ZIS-5 passed the trials. However, Grabin's claim that the gun could achieve a muzzle velocity of 780 m/s was questioned by the commission. The issue was that the recoil resistance when using an increased charge was twice as high as calculated. Nevertheless, the robustness of the system was satisfactory.

At the same time, the effort required to elevate the gun increased. This was caused by the fact that the gun was slightly unbalanced. The commission also did not like that the gun depression dropped from 5 to 2 degrees. The designers were tasked with resolving these drawbacks.

Third variant of the ZIS-5, the one that entered production.

According to the records of the Artillery Committee, the gun was accepted into service as the "76 mm tank gun mod. 1941", indexed 52-PT-354V by the GAU. However, the ZIS-5 with F-22 ballistics did not enter service. The issue was with production: the F-22 was not produced since 1939, and it would take time, and more importantly, resources, to resume production at factory #92. F-34 and USV guns were needed like air, and production of F-22 barrels was a costly proposition. ChTZ was also in need of guns right now, instead of in the distant future. Only 13 F-32s were available as of September 1st, 1941. These factors killed off the long 76 mm gun.

Production ZIS-5, from the rear.

A somewhat different gun went into production. The stockpile of F-32 guns at ChTZ dried up, and the issue of putting the F-34 into production was very urgent. The issue was solved simply: the F-22's barrel was replaced with the F-34's. The T-34 and KV-1 had equal firepower once more, but there was no other choice.

The issue of the gun mantlet still remained. Since factory #92's design no longer met the requirements, ChTZ's design bureau pitched in. A 90 mm thick cast mantlet was ready by mid-September. The idea of a two-piece design was rejected. A special access door was added to maintenance of the recoil system. This mantlet was put into production. By the end of September, the issue of the KV-1's armament was solved.

ZIS-5 gun mantlet designed at ChTZ.

The first 17 ZIS-5 guns, initially called F-34 in letters, were shipped in September. The name ZIS-5 finally entered use in November. The name ZIS-5 can refer to three guns with a common ancestor.

As for factory #92's gun mantlet, it was later used to re-arm the Matilda III tank, but work did not move past the prototype stage.

It fits!

This conclusion to the chapter of installing a more powerful 76 mm gun didn't mean that the whole story was over. Recall that, until the fall of 1941, the KV-1 was considered a temporary measure that would be replaced by the KV-3. In the fall, it was clear that this idea would not work. Interestingly, factory #92's design bureau designed a 107 mm ZIS-6 gun mount with a coaxial 45 mm gun. It's unlikely that this was the factory's idea, it's more likely that someone at the top decided to grow a KV-4 out of the KV-3. When the reality that the KV-3 would not enter production at Chelyabinsk set in, another idea appeared: to make a KV-3 out of the KV-1. Of course, the ZIS-6 was not considered as an option, especially since it never entered production. However, an 85 mm gun was once again seen on the horizon.

The Ural Heavy Machinebuilding Factory (UZTM), the new home of evacuated Izhor factory and factory #8, picked up the development of these systems for a time. Due to the relocation to Sverdlovsk, UZTM was renamed to "Izhor factory" for some time, but Stalin signed GKO decree #1107 on January 4th that returned the old name. Earlier, on December 27th, 1941, GKO decree #1077ss "On building NKV factory #8" was signed. However, production of tanks at Sverdlovsk began deploying even before that.

Production of ZIS-5 guns began at Sverdlovsk, which supplied ChTZ (ChKZ after 1942) with tank guns. New faces joined the design bureau, including L.I. Gorlitskiy. The Gorlitskiy-Petrov duo was in charge of designing new guns for the KV-1.

ZIK-1 tank gun. This gun, designed for the T-34 and KV-1, was the first design of factory #8's design bureau at Sverdlovsk.

The factory's design bureau began working on two guns for installation into slightly modified KV turrets in December of 1941. The first one, a 122 mm howitzer with ballistics of the M-30, was indexed U-11. In the context of this article, the second gun, the U-12, looks much more interesting. This was an 85 mm gun with 52-K ballistics. A new recoil system was designed, which reduced the recoil length from 850 to 450 mm. Like the U-11, the U-12 needed slight modifications of the front of the turret and a new gun mantlet.

According to UZTM's post-war report, the gun was designed and even installed in a tank. However, unlike the KV-9 with the U-11 gun, this tank does not appear in any other documents. There are also inconsistencies with the designers. The UZTM report says that it was designed by V.N. Sidorenko, S.Yu. Rykovskiy, A.D. Zaets, and others. In reality, the work was directed by F.F. Petrov, and L.I. Gorlitskiy was his deputy. However, there are often inconsistencies in UZTM reports, especially for the period of 1941-1942.

ZIK-1 barrel. It was somewhat shorter than on the 52-K or U-12, but the penetration characteristics were not that much lower than of those guns.

Alas, no drawings of the U-12 have been found to date. However, there are some drawings of another gun, which was left out of UZTM's historical reports. This gun is the ZIK-1, a design by the factory #8 design bureau. This bureau, led by F.F. Petrov, was created in February of 1942. As for Gorlitskiy, he headed the UZTM's design bureau. This resulted in two design bureaus in direct competition with each other on two different floors of the same building.

The acronym "ZIK" is decoded as "Zavod imeni Kalinina" (Kalinin factory). Factory #8 received this name at its old location. Work on the ZIK-1 began in March of 1942 and was completed in mid-April. This gun was an attempt to fit an 85 mm barrel into the ZIS-5 gun. In order to achieve this, the barrel had to be shortened to 3400 mm (40 calibers). Even in this condition, the gun was significantly more powerful than the ZIS-5. In addition, the ZIK-1 could fit into a T-34 turret. Nevertheless, the gun remained on paper.

85 mm ZIS-25 tank gun. As you can see, the 85 mm gun can fit into the KV-1 turret, but with some nuances.

A conceptually similar gun was developed at factory #92 starting in October of 1942. The gun project, indexed ZIS-25, was led by engineer D.I. Scheffer. Lependin, who previously headed the ZIS-5 project, also worked on this gun. The main idea of this project was the unification of the 85 mm gun with the ZIS-5, which was already in production. According to the project, only 47 new parts would have to be made.

The barrel was also shorter than on the 52-K, which lowered the muzzle velocity to 757 m/s. According to calculations, this was enough to penetrate 75 mm of armour at 30 degrees from a kilometer away. To compare, the ZIS-5 could penetrate 49 mm in these conditions. The mass of the gun grew by 250 kg in comparison with the ZIS-5. As with the ZIK-1, no changes had to be made to the KV-1's turret or gun mantlet for installation.

The same gun from the rear.

The ZIS-25 project was sent for approval on November 5th, 1942. The reply from GABTU was mixed. Admitting the positive qualities of the gun, its authors fairly pointed out that the rate of fire of the KV-1 with this gun would decrease to unacceptable levels, around 2 RPM. The turret didn't get any larger, but the 985 mm 52-K round was 336 mm longer than the ZIS-5's. The loading process became more difficult.

Technically, GABTU was not opposed to producing the ZIS-25, but they demanded that measures be taken to increase the rate of fire to at least 5 RPM.

The gun was never built in metal. On November 5th, 1942, GKO decree #2477ss created the Central Artillery Design Bureau. Work on the ZIS-25 stopped, but the concept was not abandoned. In the spring of 1943, work on this gun served as the foundation for the S-31 gun. However, it was still plagued with the same issues. TsAKB did not learn from past mistakes and wanted to install it in the rather small KV-1S turret.


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          Trump's budget cuts to domestic, aid programs draw Republican scorn   
Washington: President Donald Trump's first budget outline, calling for a security-heavy realignment of federal spending, drew resistance on Thursday from his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Congress as many balked at proposed deep cuts to diplomatic and foreign aid programs.

Conservatives have plenty to like in the White House plan, with its 10 percent increase in military spending next year and beefed-up funding to help deport more illegal immigrants and build a wall on the border with Mexico.

It also takes steps to downsize government, a central goal of conservatives.

But the gaze into Trump's priorities for the next four years proved too savage for many Republicans' taste, foreshadowing an intense battle between Congress and the White House over spending in coming months.

Although Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves presidents' budget plans.

The administration asked Congress for a 28 percent, or $10.9 billion, cut in State Department funding and other international programs to help pay for a 10 percent, $54 billion hike in military spending next year.

"These increases in defence come at the expense of national security," said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has not hesitated to take on Trump. Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who like Graham ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016, levelled similar sentiments, as did some prominent Republicans in the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Paul Ryan sidestepped reporters' questions about whether he supported State Department cuts, saying the White House blueprint was just the start of the budget process.

The budget also drew criticism internationally. The French ambassador to the United Nations, Francois Delattre, warned that cutting funding of global programs could fuel instability.

ELECTION PROMISES

The White House shrugged off concerns about the impact, saying Trump was making good on election promises.

"The president said, specifically, hundreds of times - you covered him - 'I'm going to spend less money on people overseas and more money on people back home' and that's exactly what we're doing with this budget," Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters.

Democrats, whose votes would be needed later this year to sign off on the spending bills that implement any budget blueprint given the slim Republican hold on the Senate, attacked the proposed reductions to the Environmental Protection Agency and programs that benefit the poor.

The White House proposal would inflict a 31 percent, or $2.6 billion, cut on the EPA.

Some veteran Republicans, including Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, a White House budget chief during the administration of President George W. Bush, vowed to preserve the EPA's Great Lakes restoration program that Trump wants to eliminate.

Moderate Republicans expressed unease with potential cuts to popular domestic programs.

Lisa Murkowski, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, attacked plans to cut or eliminate programs that help the poor pay heating bills, provide aid for localities to deal with wastewater and subsidize air travel in rural areas like her home state of Alaska.

"We need to remember that these programs are not the primary drivers of our debt," Murkowski said.

In fact, those "discretionary" programs that must be renewed annually by Congress, account for about $1.2 trillion out of a $3.9 trillion federal budget.

The biggest portion of the budget - about $2.4 trillion - is for "mandatory entitlement" programs that provide Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare and Medicaid healthcare for the elderly, poor and disabled.

Conservatives have been clamouring for years for reforms to those programs to save money. Trump vowed, however, to protect them as he campaigned for president last year.

Trump was silent on those programs in the plan released on Thursday, but they will be included in a fuller fiscal blueprint due out in mid-May that will project spending and revenues over 10 years. It is unclear if any reforms for those programs will be part of that budget.

Other discretionary cuts proposed by Trump included community development grants at the Housing Department and more than 20 Education Department programs. Funding would disappear for 19 independent bodies that count on federal money for public broadcasting, the arts and regional programs.

"Throwing billions at defence while ransacking America’s investments in jobs, education, clean energy and lifesaving medical research will leave our nation weakened," said House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

DEFENSE MONEY FOR CURRENT YEAR

Trump also asked for $25 billion more for core Defense Department programs for the current fiscal year, as well as $5 billion more for combat operations. A detailed copy of that request seen by Reuters showed some of the funds would be for procurement of technology such as F-35 fighter aircraft and drone systems.

About $13.5 billion of the supplemental request was earmarked for aircraft, missiles and ships. It included THAAD missiles, Blackhawk helicopters and F-35s made by Lockheed Martin Corp , as well as F/A-18 warplanes and Apache helicopters manufactured by Boeing Co .

Also for this fiscal year, Trump requested $3 billion more for the Department of Homeland Security, with some of that money intended for planning and construction of the border wall that he made a major part of his 2016 election campaign.

Congress will likely consider the supplemental request by April 28, when regular funding expires for most federal agencies.

The budget outline also does not incorporate Trump's plan for sparking $1 trillion in investments to build roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure projects. The White House has said the infrastructure plan is still to come.

The planned defence increases are mainly matched by cuts to other programs so as to not increase the $488 billion federal deficit.

Despite the proposed big cuts to the EPA and the State Department, Mulvaney said their "core functions" would be preserved.

Reflecting Trump's repeated election campaign pledge to reduce illegal immigration, the Department of Homeland Security would get a 6.8 percent increase, with more money for extra staff needed to catch, detain and deport illegal immigrants.

Trump wants Congress to approve $1.5 billion for the border wall in the current fiscal year - enough for pilot projects to determine the best way to build it - and a further $2.6 billion in fiscal 2018, Mulvaney said.

The estimate for the total cost of the wall will be included in the upcoming full budget.

Trump has repeatedly said that Mexico will pay for the wall. Mexico has adamantly said it will not. Since Trump took office in January, the White House has said funding would be kick-started in the United States.


          Trump budget plan to propose major cuts for foreign aid, EPA   
Washington: President Donald Trump will propose deep cuts for foreign aid and environmental protection and a steep increase in military spending in a budget plan to be released on Thursday, a congressional source said.

The budget plan for fiscal 2018 will call for cuts of 28 percent for the State Department, the source, who was briefed on the outline of Trump's plans, told Reuters.

Trump is proposing a 10 percent increase in defence spending, equivalent to $54 billion, and a 6 percent increase in funding for homeland security, the source said.

To fund those increases, he is seeking deep reductions in programs such as public broadcasting, funding for the arts and science, and heating subsidies. Those programs have been targeted by Republican politicians before, but in many cases the proposed cuts have failed to make it through Congress.

The blueprint highlights Trump's priorities for government spending and sources say it includes a funding cut of up to a third for the Environmental Protection Agency. But it is ultimately up to Congress to decide how to allocate funds.

Even though Trump's Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the budget is likely to face resistance. Some moderate Republicans have already expressed unease with some of the proposed cuts.

"They're really going to be cutting into bone," said Kenneth Baer, a former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget who helped draft former Democratic President Barack Obama's first four budgets.

The proposal includes $30 billion in supplemental funds for fiscal 2017 for defence, primarily border security, according to the source. It also includes $1.5 billion in 2017 and $2.6 billion in 2018 for Trump's promised wall on the southwestern border with Mexico.

Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will be phased out under the plan, the source said.

'EMACIATED' PLANS

The document will begin months of debate on government spending, with Democrats and moderate Republicans worried the budget could force tough decisions on popular programs such as aid for disabled children and hot meals for the elderly, and conservatives pushing for more cuts down the line.

New administrations typically submit to Congress what is known as a "skinny budget," a broad outline of spending proposals, in their initial months in office. Lengthy volumes of fiscal plans and projections follow a couple of months later.

But the Trump budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2017, may be more truncated than usual, said three budget experts interviewed by Reuters.

The document is expected to look only at one narrow piece of the budget: "discretionary" programs that are subject to renewal every year and not so-called entitlement programs such as the Social Security retirement program and the Medicare and Medicaid health programs.

"This one appears as though it will be one of the skinniest budgets of recent memory. Possibly emaciated," said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Social programs such as Social Security and Medicare account for the majority of overall U.S. federal government costs. Trump pledged to protect the two programs during the 2016 campaign.

"If they put out a budget as skinny as advertised, it might not really tell us a whole lot about the president's overall budget and the direction of fiscal policy," said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan budget reform advocacy group.

'LONG GAME'

The "skinny budget" is not expected to address other potentially expensive promises Trump made during his campaign.

Trump wants to boost infrastructure spending while cutting taxes. Although he has not given details on how or when that would happen, the pledges worry Romina Boccia, a fiscal policy expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "You could blow up the deficit even more," she said.

If Trump sticks with his campaign spending promises but decides to make a bigger push to rein in the deficit, more cuts could be in store for programs such as food assistance for the poor, college Pell Grants for the poor, and some income assistance for poor senior citizens, said Sharon Parrott, senior fellow at the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities.

"That's what's left," Parrot said in an interview.

Trump's "skinny budget" will also make funding requests for the remaining months of the current fiscal year.

As long as increases in military spending are offset with cuts elsewhere for 2018, keeping the deficit in check, Republican Representative Steve Pearce said he was willing to wait patiently for broader fiscal belt-tightening down the road.

"We're playing a very long game here in the debt and deficit," Pearce said in an interview.
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          The Top 100 Albums Of Clash's Lifetime: 30-21   
Clash 100
Return To Cookie Mountain
Space Is Only Noise
Fantasy Black Channel
Third
Gulag Orkestar
Visions
Swim
Silent Alarm
Vampire Weekend
xx
So close to the top 20…

Clash was born in 2004. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, and imminent 100th issue, we’re counting down the top 100 albums that pretty much everything we do is based on. These are our favourites since we’ve been in the game – and they’re all celebrated players.

Previous entries:

100-91
90-81
80-71
70-61
60-51
50-41
40-31

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30
TV On The Radio – ‘Return To Cookie Mountain’
(2006, 4AD)

The breakthrough, and perhaps still this always ambitious band’s greatest LP to date. ‘Return To Cookie Mountain’ saw the New Yorkers collaborate with early supporter David Bowie, while turns from members of Blonde Redhead and Celebration further fleshed out their sound into a positively symphonic masterpiece of experimental indie-dance dynamics. With sample nods to Massive Attack and ‘Metal Machine Music’, this was both a high-concept work of staggering originality and a gracious acknowledgement of the influences TVOTR bonded over. One of the ‘rock’ albums of the decade, no doubt, and one that can still absorb a listener within its multifaceted form. Mike Diver

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29
Nicolas Jaar – ‘Space Is Only Noise’
(2011, Circus Company)

Aged just 21, Chile-born, New York-based musician Jaar released his debut LP of staggeringly inventive genre-spliced songs to massive and deserved critical acclaim. Incorporating deep house, minimal techno, European lounge pop, hip-hop, jazz and cinematic sound collage, and using his voice more as an astral instrument than vocal, it's a thrillingly textured, surprisingly paced collection of languorous, sun-soaked, spaced-out reveries. It remains absolutely extraordinary. Anna Wilson

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28
Late Of The Pier – ‘Fantasy Black Channel’
(2008, Parlophone)

Where the bloody hell are you, LOTP? Forget the other projects – get the band back together! This post-Klaxons new rave album is bloody marvellous, and we’re overdue a sequel. (Please, pretty please?) ‘Fantasy Black Channel’ is infectious and inspired, unafraid to do whatever the hell it likes in the name of Having A Good Time. It’s like Liars meets Liberace. And c’mon, couldn’t British music do with more of that, right now? Mike Diver

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27
Portishead – ‘Third’
(2008, Island)

What’s 11 years between friends, anyway? Usually enough for the musicians involved to mess everything up and sour their legacy. Not so Portishead: ‘Third’ is a malevolent, mechanical masterwork leant human edge by those wonderful vocals. Just a little unnerving, it’s possibly the sound of the internet being unplugged, terminally. Mike Diver

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26
Beirut – ‘Gulag Orkestar’
(2006, Ba Da Bing!/4AD)

Zach Condon’s debut LP as Beirut, a troupe assembled around said creative core, successfully fused Western songwriting tradition with elements foreign to ears used to rock’s familiar motifs. Incorporating Balkan melodies, ‘Gulag Orkestar’ was a revelation, an eyes-opening introduction to a whole new world of fusion possibilities. Romantic and raw, this is a folk-coloured odyssey unlike anything before it – inspired by misfortune, by suffering, but coming up smelling like all the roses in the Garden of England. Mike Diver

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25
Grimes – ‘Visions’
(2012, Arbutus/4AD)

It’s a distracting beauty. So much of ‘Visions’ is dominated by that stunning surface, wisps of sound that billow out of the speakers, a pastoral yet synthetic approach which almost belies the fragility of the songwriting underneath. Almost, but not quite. Grimes pours herself into ‘Visions’, with the Canadian artist removing all guards to enter some fraught and challenging emotional depths. A stunning juxtaposition, ‘Visions’ remains Clare Boucher’s defining document – the end of her musical adolescence, the beginning of something more. Robin Murray

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24
Caribou – ‘Swim’
(2010, City Slang/Merge)

A broad career side step away from his previous Polaris-winning psychedelia resulted in a fusion master class from Dan Snaith, which became an instant classic upon release. Melding differing dance genre motifs while retaining a semblance of narrative, this is an album, which despite flashes of lyrical darkness, cannot help but make you smile. Sun-bleached synths, fathoms-deep house, linear minimal tech lines and big bouncy disco coalesce into an undulating underwater suite of great beauty. Anna Wilson

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23
Bloc Party – ‘Silent Alarm’
(2005, Wichita)

If ever an album could define a moment in time, then ‘Silent Alarm’ is surely it. Bloc Party’s electrifying live shows raised expectations to feverish levels, with their debut album widely expected to sharply demonstrate the potency of British indie in the mid-’00s. In the end, it almost succeeds. Paul Epworth’s production is crisp yet energetic, while the songwriting has a rare bite. In retrospect perhaps a little one paced, the highs of ‘Silent Alarm’ – ‘Banquet’, the stunningly elegiac ‘So Here We Are’ – remain utterly inspiring. Robin Murray

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22
Vampire Weekend – ‘Vampire Weekend’
(2008, XL)

Though consistently improving with each successive release, Vampire Weekend’s debut remains as fresh, spirited and likely to surprise as it did back in 2008. Their Afro-prep pop was smart, funny, and – in the rhythm section of Chris Baio and Chris Tomson – tight yet thunderous. Ezra Koenig’s wry delivery is charming, his melodies marrying into the decorative features of Rostam Batmangaji, ensuring songs of privilege and pedantry never take themselves too seriously. More party than arty, this was the first step in a journey that’s proven nothing less than thrilling. Simon Harper

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21
The xx – ‘xx’
(2009, Young Turks)

Mainstream pop was suffocating before The xx introduced compelling space to the mix – and nothing’s really been the same since. Yes, this record’s minimalist sound has its many precedents, but the ghostly self-production born of late-night sessions and Romy Croft’s barely sung vocals were intoxicating and have proven a blueprint for any contemporary pop that wears intelligence beside its immediacy. Mike Diver

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The top 20 of this countdown will run at the beginning of 2015 (to allow us breathing space to run our best albums of 2014 before Christmas - OH LOOK, HERE IT IS), with some very special guest writers offering their perspectives on our top 10. Seriously, you’ll love it. Meantime, check out 100-31 via the links below.

100-91
90-81
80-71
70-61
60-51
50-41
40-31

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          Who Are The People of God? Matthew 5:3-10   
We can look around at the different religions and the many different kinds of Christianity and we can wonder, who among all of these different kinds of religious people does God really care for? Some religions are strict, others are lax; some are private and personal, while others are public and in-your-face; some are meditative, others are ethical, while others are very social. And each one of them has their own ideas of what makes up the people of God and who really belongs.
Of all the people in the world, Jesus is one of the few who we can trust to really know what God prefers. Jesus lived among his people and taught and healed—but more importantly, God gave his stamp of approval on his life and teaching beyond anyone else, because God raised him from the dead. No other religious teacher or prophet or theologian could claim that. So rather than delving into theology or religious doctrine, let’s just look at what Jesus said about the subject.

The Beatitudes—Matthew 5:3-10
The Beatitudes are Jesus’ blueprint for God’s people. He didn’t come up with it himself—although he packaged it. Most of this teaching comes from the Hebrew Bible (which is usually today called the Old Testament). It is called “the beatitudes” today because each statement speaks about a blessing that the people of God will receive. “Beatitude” comes from a Latin word which means “state of bliss”. And these statements explain who will receive a state of blessing or fortune from God. Before we explain it, though, let’s hear what Jesus has to say about God’s people for himself:

The poor in spirit are fortunate because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Those who grieve are fortunate, because they will be cheered. The meek are fortunate, because they will inherit the earth. Those hungry and thirsty for justice are fortunate, because they will eat their fill. The merciful are fortunate, because they will be granted mercy. The clean in heart are fortunate, because they will see God. The peacemakers are fortunate, because they will be called 'sons of God.' Those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness are fortunate, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Who are these people?
The first thing we want to look at are the characteristics of God’s people. Jesus statements about these characteristics can be divided in two: a. Situational characteristics and b. Ethical characteristics.

The Anawim of God
Some of the characteristics of God’s people relate to the awful situations they find themselves in:
· The poor in spirit (oppressed, especially economically),
· The grieving (remorseful about the situations they find themselves in),
· The meek (lowly, disenfranchised or outcast),
· Those hungering and thirsting for justice (greatly desiring right to prevail in their lives)
· And the persecuted (rejected or spoken ill of).

This isn’t exactly a top-ten of things that we want to be! These characteristics can be summarized in one Hebrew word—anawim. The Bible speaks much of the anawim, because they are the kinds of people God focuses on, and desires to help more than anyone else. (Read Exodus 22:21-24; Psalm 37:11 and Psalm 34:6.) That’s because they have no one else but God to turn to. No power on earth will pay attention to them, because most people would prefer to pretend that they didn’t even exist. Some of the anawim in our society are the homeless, the mentally ill, the elderly, the chronically sick and all the various others who are socially outcast. These are the poor, the lowly, the outcast—and they are God’s people. If a person thinks that they are of God or His people, but have never experienced this kind of rejection by society, then they are not, in reality of God’s true people.

The Loving of God
However, one cannot just be rejected or poor and be of God’s people. Many teachers and theologians today will teach that Jesus said that everyone who is poor or outcast represents him. But that simply isn’t true. Jesus said that those of his “brothers” who are needy are his people. And Jesus said that his brothers would “do the will of my Father in heaven”. In other words, they listened to and obeyed God. But what kind of obedience is Jesus talking about? Not drinking on a Friday night? Studying the Bible every day? Standing on a street corner yelling, “You’re going to hell” to everyone you see? Hmmm… let’s see what Jesus says:
· The merciful (those who do good to everyone in need without exception);
· The clean in heart (those who do what is right because they have a mind focused on God, and not because of superficial reasons)
· The peacemakers (those who do good to their enemies, who refuse to judge on appearances and who gather people to be devoted to God);
· And the persecuted for righteousness’ sake (those who are rejected because they were doing the good God said to do).

These are the people who keep two things on their main agenda: They are devoted to God first and foremost, not allowing anything else in their lives to get in the way of their love of God. Second, they are doing everything they can to benefit other people, no matter who they are. This makes sense, because Jesus said that these two things are to be the focus of everyone who lives for God (Matthew 22:35-40). They love God and they love other people. And sometimes they get burned because of it. Sometimes they are rejected or even physically hurt because of it. But they know it’s worth it.

How can it be worth it?
It doesn’t seem worth it. Jesus is saying that God’s people are those who are so focused on devotion to God and assisting others that they get hurt by it. It just doesn’t seem right. But it really is—in fact, it is a weird sense of justice that indicates that these are God’s people and not others. Just look at what God’s people get:
· Theirs is the kingdom of heaven (God lets them rule His coming nation!)
· They will be cheered (God gives them happiness!)
· They will inherit the earth (God gives them land and city to be in charge of!)
· They will eat their fill (God will give them true justice—forever!)
· They will receive mercy (God will overlook their faults and meet their needs!)
· They will see God (God will let them be in his presence!)
· They will be called sons of God (God will call them his own!)

All wrapped up, these are the blessings of God that almost everyone wants. It is peace, security, true spirituality, all of one’s needs met, a peaceful society to live in. It is winning the real lottery—obtaining true happiness that you could never get with cash.
So why do these people get it, and not others? Because only God is offering it, and only those who are truly devoted to God and His ways will get it. And how can anyone know that we were really devoted—and not just faking it? How can anyone know that we really cared about other people and weren’t just faking it? Because we acted in love even though we were living in hard times. We stayed right with God, even though we suffered for it. We continued to help others, even though people thought we were wrong to do it. We suffered and loved at the same time.

How fortunate are the oppressed because they will rule God’s kingdom!
How fortunate are the sorrowful, because God will cheer them up.
How fortunate are the lowly, because God will give them the earth.
How fortunate are those who desperately desire justice, because they will get just what they want.

How fortunate are those who act in compassion, for God will be compassionate to them.
How fortunate are those single-minded on God, for they will see Him.
How fortunate are the creators of peaceful communities, for God will make them rulers.
How fortunate are the sufferers for righteousness, because they will rule God’s kingdom!

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          Lectures of semiotics of art   
From the beginning.

Lecture 1
Culture is a non-genetic memory.
Possibility in everything:

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Lecture 2
Sometimes art is defined as the opposition between humans and nature. But. Art can be done by anybody: animals, nature itself, people, space.
By animals:

By space:


Lecture 3

I think uneasiness makes it funny, its the same with Mr.Bean. When somebody is in a troble, other people tend to laugh. Its crule but its true.
Sometimes bad things need to happen to make positive things to others.

Lecture 4

Everything is overwritten in the world, specially every culture.
Lotman: there is no beginning in culture, a culture is always built, “written” on another culture. No beginnings other than maybe the big bang.
If you see a pattern, there is a way to see it everywhere. The best example is the movie Pi

The movie is about mathematical patterns, which the main character thinks rule the world.

Lecture 5
Perceiving the surroundings and transferring them into an art.
I think tracks were the first objects to be art.
Animal tracks are so beautiful.
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Lecture 6
Creativity is wider than art, art is a special zone to practice creativity.

Creativity is the impetus behind any given act of creation: inventions, compositions, etc. It is a fundamental human compulsion and largely related to notions of what separates human from machine intelligence.

The range of scholarly interest in creativity includes a multitude of definitions and approaches involving several disciplines; psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics, taking in the relationship between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes associated with creativity, the relationships between personality type and creative ability and between creativity and mental health, the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes.

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Lecture 7

A ritual is a set of actions, performed mainly for their symbolic value. It may be prescribed by the traditions of a community, including a religious community. The term usually refers to actions which are stylized, excluding actions which are arbitrarily chosen by the performers.

The field of ritual studies has seen a number of conflicting definitions of the term. One given by Kyriakidis (2007) is that a ritual is an outsider's or "etic" category for a set activity (or set of actions) which to the outsider seems irrational, non-contiguous, or illogical. The term can be used also by the insider or "emic" performer as an acknowledgement that this activity can be seen as such by the uninitiated onlooker.

A ritual may be performed on specific occasions, or at the discretion of individuals or communities. It may be performed by a single individual, by a group, or by the entire community; in arbitrary places, or in places especially reserved for it; either in public, in private, or before specific people. A ritual may be restricted to a certain subset of the community, and may enable or underscore the passage between religious or social states.

The purposes of rituals are varied; with religious obligations or ideals, satisfaction of spiritual or emotional needs of the practitioners, strengthening of social bonds, social and moral education, demonstration of respect or submission, stating one's affiliation, obtaining social acceptance or approval for some event—or, sometimes, just for the pleasure of the ritual itself.
And we were talking about skulls and hands:

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Lecture 8
Good backpack and good shoes make everything possible.
My choice for backpack is Jansport.

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I recommend these bags heavily.

Lecture 9
Hands was the theme for the lecture. Black anc white ones. I chosed this photo.

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Lecture 10
Still life was the theme.
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin “Herring”

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Lecture 11
Fixing your own memory was the theme. Is it possible to have a new memory?
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In psychology, memory is the process by which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information that is from the outside world to reach our senses in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli. In this first stage we must change the information so that we may put the memory into the encoding process. Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that we maintain information over periods of time. Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that we have stored. We must locate it and return it to our consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information.

Lecture 12
We were analyzing some paitings
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I really liked the backround and it made me think more about whats in my back.

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A Zed And Two Noughts (1986) by Peter Greenaway
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All you need to make cinema is a point of view (and of course the view to which it points). Or a frame of reference and the reference which it frames. In Greenaway all these exist together, knowingly, as forms within forms. A story of twins looking to overcome grief by studying the decay of death is the reference here. Zebras, lizards, swans, we see the empty shells of body decay before the camera. Kept under the scrutiny of our gaze in life, inside cages, they remain under it once dead. At what point do all these symmetries which conjoined together make up the miracle of life stop being the sum of their parts, and by which process; how much of these parts that we understand as the self can be taken out before the self is no longer recognized; and the symmetry once broken, what mystery renews it. These obscure ruminations are framed against the question of existence, which implies god and pattern. How come that something so systemised, so perfectly designed and evolved from nothing, from amoeba and algea, can come to pass by the whim of chance? Having taken millions of years for creation to unravel its complexity, why does it take a second to destroy it? Which is to ask, at what point does the system, which in hindsight appears ordained and patterned, become random and meaningless. Various eccentricities are enacted in this process, all pointing to some kind of symbolic nakedness. When the legless woman gives birth to new life, twins again, the old twins, the blueprint for them, must step aside. The film ends with an poignant thought. Having carefully staged their own death so that the decay that follows may be captured on film, we see how nature intrudes upon this scene and foils the effort.
An atheist himself, Greenaway here gives us a pessimism that cuts deep; no consciousness survives this.



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          Apple ARKit user puts a color changing Tesla Model 3 in his driveway before the car's release   
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Elon Musk is working hard to make Tesla vehicles everyone can afford, but the only available versions of the tech-centric electric vehicle are still too pricey for some of us — but not in augmented reality! 

That's what one Norway-based 3D designer decided when he used Apple's new ARKit to create his own augmented reality version of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 

SEE ALSO: Apple demos ARKit, a mobile augmented reality development platform

Posting a video of the ARKit-created app on Twitter on Saturday, creator Jelmer Verhoog show off how it allows you to choose the color of your Model 3 while seeing how it looks in your own driveway.  Read more...

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          'Babe' actor sentenced to one week in jail for climate protest   
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The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time — for a cause. 

James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. 

Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas site run by Competitive Power Ventures. He and his fellow activists were charged with obstruction of traffic. Cromwell was sentenced to a jail sentence after he didn't pay an assigned fine — another form of protest. 

“If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell told the Times-Herald Record. “Power to the people.” Read more...

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          Michel Gondry debuts film shot entirely on Apple's iPhone 7   
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French director Michel Gondry is well known for his many innovative approaches to shooting film and music videos, but none may be more disruptive than his recent decision to shoot a short film using an iPhone 7

SEE ALSO: Does the OnePlus 5 have a better camera than the iPhone 7 Plus?

The ten-minute film, titled Détour, which is in French with English subtitles, was released on Thursday and tells a charming story of a family on a road trip with all the classic Gondry touches of surrealist quirkiness you'd expect. 

Gondry, whose previous films include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Green Hornet, and a number of groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Björk, Kanye West, Beck, and the White Stripes, seems at home attaching the iPhone 7 to various rigs to achieve the final result.  Read more...

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          Justin Trudeau forgot a whole province during his Canada Day speech   
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Well, well, well... look who's human after all.

Justin Trudeau accidentally forgot to mention Alberta while passionately listing Canada's states and provinces during his Canada Day speech Saturday.

SEE ALSO: Ring in Canada Day with Trudeau's best moments (and forget about Trump for a while)

The gaffe did not go unnoticed.

We're only counting 12 in this list... is there something we should know, Alberta? (just kidding, it was a slip) #Canada150 pic.twitter.com/uuPp1p4uOF

— CBC Politics (@CBCPolitics) July 1, 2017

Of course, Trudeau is nothing if not polite, so after broadcast host Sandra Oh pointed out the error, he trotted back out to say "I love you, Alberta!" Read more...

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          People lined up at midnight and took out extra cash for the first day of legal weed in Nevada   
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July 1 was a big day in Nevada. 

At midnight, dispensaries could legally start selling marijuana for recreational use. Nevada voters chose to legalize recreational marijuana back in November, and that decision went into effect on Saturday. 

People over 21 years old can buy weed with ID at the state's dispensaries. Buying from anyone not licensed by the state and smoking weed in public are still illegal. 

Legal weed in Nevada means legal weed in Las Vegas, and many of the Nevada residents most excited for midnight to hit lined up in Vegas last night. 

Many people lined up overnight as Las Vegas began selling legal pot for recreational use for the first time. https://t.co/T1wmvf1fvh pic.twitter.com/BnugOk41P1

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          Steph Curry lands richest contract in NBA history at $201 million   
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The golden boy of the NBA's champion Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, is officially the best paid player in the entire league. 

Curry's new contract, which was confirmed early Saturday morning during the NBA's free agency period, will pay the two-time league MVP a whopping $201 million of the course of five years.

SEE ALSO: ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA fans

And while that may sound like a lot (ok, it is), it's important to remember that Curry has been one of the most underpaid players in the league relative to his contributions over the last few years. His salary this past season was $12.1 million, the amount some in the NBA might pay for a solid six man bench player.  Read more...

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          Bring the movie theater anywhere with this portable drive-in projector   
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'Hitch Theaters' is a portable movie screen and projector stand that attaches to the back of your vehicle. Read more...

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          That time Amazon had a social network years before Facebook   
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It may seem like Amazon is suddenly hungry to take over the world, but the company has been focused on dominating the internet for a very long time, a fact we were recently reminded of via a profile on early social networking site PlanetAll. 

If you've never heard of PlanetAll, that's because it's one of the few social networks born in the '90s that came long before Facebook. 

SEE ALSO: Amazon's Whole Foods deal pretty much sunk Blue Apron's IPO

A couple of years after PlanetAll launched with a goal of connecting friends and family on the internet, Amazon acquired the company in 1998. Calling one of the features on its site a "smart address book," PlanetAll allowed users to connect with other groups around particular interests, offered news updates, horoscopes, and offered a calendar reminder service that worked with the then popular Palm Pilot mobile organizer. Read more...

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          The internet has a lot to say about the 'Stay Woke' category on 'Jeopardy!'   
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Rest in peace, "stay woke." You had a good run.

Yes, Jeopardy! featured a "Stay Woke" category on Friday night's show, but it gets weirder: the category was literally about sleep issues and stimulants.

SEE ALSO: Awkward 'Final Jeopardy' with one contestant is painful to watch

We can always count on Jeopardy! for a slew of powerful dad vibes, but this is truly next level. For example, consider that Alex Trebek said "stay woke" numerous times throughout the broadcast while wearing a hockey jersey. (Trebek is Canadian and was celebrating Canada Day.)

Now that is a sensory experience made to last. Read more...

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          Over 20,000 people lit up a park to celebrate pride   
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More than 20,000 Singaporeans came to Pink Dot, the city's annual LGBTQ festival this year, according to organisers.

There were so many people who tried to join the event — which sported a rainbow theme this year — that the park where it was held had to be closed at 7 p.m. for capacity.

That's no small feat considering the number of roadblocks the nine-year-old festival has encountered this year.

After the pride event's last edition in 2016, the city's government barred foreign sponsors and foreigners from taking part in the event, and ordered organisers to set up barricades around the 2.32 acre park in response to changes in rules regulating demonstrations in the city. Read more...

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          Apple iMac 27-inch 5K review: It sucks... you right in   
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"Apple doesn't care about the Mac anymore" is the overarching narrative that's been tossed around over the last few years.

There's some truth to the sentiment, even if you're a long-time Apple user and Mac supporter.

The MacBook's still too underpowered, overpriced, and still only has a single USB-C port. The new MacBook Pros force you into dongle hell and if you get the Touch Bar model, it's still not clear what value the OLED touch strip really brings or why anyone should pay extra for it. And let's not even talk about why the MacBook Air hasn't gotten any meaningful update in years.

Things aren't better for Apple's desktop Macs. The trash can-shaped Mac Pro was such an utter failure that Apple had to essentially admit it screwed up big time. It's very clear Apple doesn't care about the Mac mini (it hasn't been updated in almost three years) and if not for a recent update to the iMac, you'd have thought Apple didn't care about it either, since it was last updated nearly two years ago. Read more...

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          Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos   
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Self-driving cars can make it through ice, snow, thunderstorms, and the winding streets of Pittsburgh

What can't they handle? Kangaroos. 

Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's "Large Animal Detection system" was flummoxed by kangaroos

SEE ALSO: Check out the first photos of Waymo's self-driving big rig

The cars can deal with roaming deer, elk, and caribou, but can't process kangaroos because of the animals' "unique method of movement," or hopping.

“Any company that would be working on the autonomous car concept would be having to do the same developmental work,” Volvo Australia Managing Director Kevin McCann said. “We brought our engineers into Australia to begin the exercise of gathering the data of how the animals can move and behave so the computers can understand it more.” Read more...

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          Here's a man getting showered by a giant water balloon in slow motion   
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Looking for a way to stay cool this summer? Try letting a 6-foot water balloon explode just above your helpless body.

That's precisely the premise of the latest video from The Slow Mo Guys, who are celebrating the end of their "Water Balloon June" series. What a way to go out.

In all seriousness, though, please don't try this at home. Read more...

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          J.K. Rowling has an explanation for all of Trump's deranged tweets   
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President Donald Trump has been on a roll recently — when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning

After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. 

Nobody wants to find out that the President of the USA is constantly drunk, but my god, it would explain a lothttps://t.co/1d1Sdo9mNG

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 1, 2017

Yep: maybe Trump is just drunk all the time? There's one flaw in that theory, though. Trump doesn't drink. Based on that long-held Trump lore, every tweet sent by Trump is sent sober.  Read more...

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          5 sports storylines we can't wait to see unfold through the rest of 2017   
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We recently looked back at 8.5 of our favorites sports moments so far this year, but guess what? 

We still have half of 2017 yet to come! With that in mind, here are five more sports storylines we can't wait to see unfold between now and year's end. 

Mayweather vs. McGregor

Two famous fighters eye a big payday.

Two famous fighters eye a big payday.

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Let's call this what it is: A boxing match that's a spectacle meant to generate revenue more than it is a legitimate sporting competition. How so? Conor McGregor is a UFC legend who's not really a boxer. Floyd Mayweather is a 40-year-old fighter known more for his technical proficiency and defensive style than exciting fights or knocking people out.  Read more...

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          It's Chris-mas in July. Here's how to celebrate   
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This summer, more than ever, the internet and world at large is in the throes of peak Chris madness. For serious scientific reasons enumerated below, Mashable has dubbed today, July 1st, the year of our lord 2017 as...Chris-mas.

What is Chris-mas? Christmas, but for Chrises! Christmas in July — but Chris-mas, in July. On this day we celebrate our Chrises in all their glory and embarrassment, because we too are miracles of glorious embarrassment.

In honor of the internet's fascination with them, in honor of their success and the fact that now, finally, they're all members of the Academy — the timing is finally right for Chris-mas in July. Read more...

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          Glamorous pet owners are getting matching manicures with their cats   
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First thing's first: you should never, ever paint your pet's claws with actual nail polish. It's toxic to them! But should you hunger for you and your cat to have matching manicures, there's a glamorous alternative.

Cristi, a cat owner from California, routinely purchases nail caps for her cat, Wednesday. One day, she found a purple, glittery set — the same purple glitter as her own manicure.

SEE ALSO: Cats have been getting humans to do their bidding for 9,000 years

Hell yeah.

Bffs pic.twitter.com/aa7eCQbxVX

— cristi cupcake 💘 (@cristimari_) June 24, 2017

As it turns out, Cristi wasn't the only one to have this idea. After another user shared her image, it went viral, and other pet owners started sharing manicure pics, too. Read more...

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          Pedal across the ocean surface with this breezy board   
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Mirage Eclipse has pedals and a handlebar for you to pedal across the water. The large fins move you forward. Generate speed or freely cruise at a relaxed paced. The handlebar and rudder comes off so the board fits right on top of your car.  Read more...

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          These trick mirror photos were once thought to be the future of portraiture   
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Frederic and Francis Almy (twins). O.A. Taft Studio, Buffalo, New York.

Image: collection of Christopher B. Steiner

These photographs, collected by Connecticut College art history and anthropology professor Christopher B. Steiner, were created using a photo-multigraph or “trick mirror” technique

Invented by James B. Shaw in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the early 1890s, a photo-multigraph is created by placing the sitter between two mirrors which are angled to produce four reflections of the subject.

By exposing a person’s face from every angle, the photo-multigraph was touted as a system which would enable “us to see ourselves as others see us.”  Read more...

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          Why are these weird distorted brand logos so funny?   
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A ridiculous new aesthetic of corporate mockery is taking hold online. 

A strain of dedicated Photoshop artists have inexplicably committed themselves to jumbling major brand logos into nonsense words — and their work is oddly amusing.

SEE ALSO: Tech dominates ranking of the world's most valuable brands

"Subway, Eat Fresh," for instance, is remixed into "Sbubby, eef freef." Burger King is "Bubker Kirg, Have It In a Way."

As with most weird internet trends, there's already an entire section of Reddit (r/Sbubby) dedicated to the form. There, users have been diligently reimagining dozens of recognizable businesses for months. Some of their handiwork surfaced on Twitter this week in a viral post. Read more...

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          This airport is already using facial recognition on U.S. citizens   
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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) evidently doesn't need Congress to begin using facial recognition of United States citizens. 

Officials at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Logan International Airport in Boston earlier this week began to scan faces of U.S. citizens and other passengers on specific flights. Congress has nine times passed legislation authorizing the use of biometric technology on non-U.S. citizens as a way of verifying when foreign nationals enter and exit the country, but they've never authorized such legislation for citizens, according to surveillance law experts. Read more...

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          Why AirPods will eventually come free with every iPhone   
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The iPhone of the future may or may not look much like its predecessors, but at some point in the next few years it's almost a sure bet that Apple is going to get rid of the Lightning port. The industry's move toward wireless charging is clear, and by killing the headphone jack, Apple clearly has no love for any particular connector, even its own.

There's a clear consequence of dropping all ports, though, and it begs the question: What will Apple do about the headphones? Today, it packages Lightning EarPods in the box along with a dongle for traditional headphones. But any cellphone needs to come with a hands-free way of taking calls, and without a port, the answer is clear: go wireless. Read more...

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          This week in apps: Hail an UberBOAT, be green, fight UFOs, and much more   
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It's completely possible that you weren't able to keep up with app updates this week considering all of the speculation of what the iPhone will look like in 2020. If that's the case, there's no need to worry. We've got you covered.

SEE ALSO: Why your iPhone photos look so bad

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop. Here's what caught our eye this week. (If you're looking for more, make sure to check out last week's roundup.)

UberBOAT

Uber has been on a wild ride lately. And on the last day of June, the company launched a new service.  Read more...

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          Ring in Canada Day with Trudeau's best moments (and forget about Trump for a while)   
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O Canada! it's a big day, eh?

To celebrate Canada Day 2017, which marks 150 years since the country's founding on July 1, 1867, please allow us to reminisce fondly on Justin Trudeau's year in the spotlight.

In the midst of America's own political dumpster fire, Canada's prime minister has captured hearts and inspired joy with his charming demeanor and undeniably adorable antics. We thank him for this.

SEE ALSO: Justin Trudeau, Sophie Turner, and the cast of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' all ate oysters together. Sure.

Of course, we're aware that some of Trudeau's actions may also be not-so-coincidentally great photo opps, and there's no denying he's had some major Tru-don't moments, like the time he called Fidel Castro a "remarkable leader."  Read more...

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          These Facebook marketing skills can help you become more hirable   
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Let's be real. After you picked up that fancy diploma, you lost all interest in learning skills that won't help you earn a higher paycheck. 

If you work in marketing, you probably already know the importance of Facebook in advertising, building brand awareness, and driving purchases. But nearly anyone—even marketing neophytes—can benefit greatly from a crash course in this essential tool. Why? Companies across a wide spectrum of industries are rapidly investing in Facebook marketing professionals to help spearhead growth initiatives.  Read more...

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          Check out the micro drone that got more than $3.5 million on Indiegogo   
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While smartphone-based VR is still in the early stages, there are some drones that prove the technology is coming along quicker than we think.    

Smart, fast, and able to fit in the palms of your hands, the Micro Drone 3.0 is what we’ve all been waiting for.    

SEE ALSO: Gadgets to help make your smart home smarter

With the power to stream 720p HD video directly to your device, you get a first-person view of the drone’s flight path as it cruises along at speeds up to 45 mph.    

 

This kit comes with everything you need to fly, including a cardboard headset and inverted blades for belly-up orientation. For more tactile control than a capacitive touch screen, there's also a 2.4 GHz handset that can extend your flight range up to 500 feet.     Read more...

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          I tried to write a novel in a month and now I have a publishing offer   
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Back in December 2015, I wrote a fairly waffling account of my attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month.

You can read the whole thing here if you want, but the TL;DR version is this: I had very little sleep, drank far too much tea, and all-in-all felt like I had aged about 10 years in the process. But in the end I just about managed it.

After reaching the 50,000 word target, I had three main aims: 1) actually finish the book, 2) have a stab at getting it published, and 3) somehow become best friends with Stephen King and/or J.K. Rowling, who are pretty much my literary heroes and the subject of at least 80% of the articles I write for Mashable. Read more...

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          The Rock can't wait to meet Elizabeth Warren, who is apparently a huge 'Ballers' fan   
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can smell what Elizabeth Warren is cooking ... and he likes it. 

On Friday afternoon, the movie star tweeted this after it was revealed that the Democratic senator from Massachusetts was a big fan of the HBO show Ballers, which is basically Entourage but with sports agents:

Can't wait to meet Senator Warren one day. She's got a big Rock sized hug coming for all the @BallersHBO luv. She's a baller 👊🏾https://t.co/Ekggy8raDB

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 1, 2017

In a segment for Full Frontal, Warren sat down with host Samantha Bee, where it was revealed the senator had a huge crush on The Rock—which, I mean, who doesn't. Read more...

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          Party, down: Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland arrested and charged with wire fraud   
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          'True Detective' Season 3 could star Mahershala Ali and suddenly we're interested again   
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Oscar winner and professional scene-stealer Mahershala Ali has single-handedly renewed our interest in True Detective Season 3.

The Moonlight star is currently in early talks to star in the third season of HBO's anthology crime drama, Mashable has confirmed, although a deal is not yet in place. HBO declined to comment on Ali's potential involvement, which was first reported by the Tracking Board.

SEE ALSO: Mahershala Ali used to be a rapper and of course he's very good

If everything works out, Ali would follow in the footsteps of Season 1 stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and Season 2 leads Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn.  Read more...

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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN TECHNICAL MANUALS, SHOP DIRECTIVES, MULTIVIEW BLUEPRINTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN... $19.63 an hour
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          Metal Fabricator / TIG Welder - Malley Industries - Dieppe, NB   
ONLY THOSE WHO INCLUDE VALID WORK-RELATED REFERENCES WITH THEIR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Your duties would include following blueprints and drawings to...
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          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. AECOM is seeking a Millwright Journeyman to be based in our Rainbow Lake, Alberta location....
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          Développer un service web SOAP sous Eclipse et Karaf et export en service OSGI grâce à Blueprint, un tutoriel de Olivier Rozier   
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          Underground Training Lab Coach Jeff Johnson   
One of the best ways to learn a business is to find a mentor who could show you all the "what to dos" and all the "how to dos". That mentor should have excellent track record of making his or her business successful and also should have a talent to share his ideas in a clear and simple way. The mentor (such people are often called "Gurus", "Masters" or "Teachers") should be open to new discoveries in his or her area of expertise and should be able to quickly implement them in his work. In the area of online marketing (Internet marketing), there are at least few Gurus that are widely respected. They have thousands or even millions of people on their mailing lists. If they launch a new product or service, everybody wants it. They become guest speakers at the biggest online marketing events and other marketers get significant boost in sales if they are able so secure any Master's testimonials for their sales materials. I'm talking here about guys like Willie Crawford, John Reese, Yanik Silver, Joe Vitale and Mike Filsaime. All of them are well-respected authors and marketers with millions of dollars from sale of their own products and from affiliate marketing. Thousands of affiliate marketers read their blueprints for success and use their products to achieve success in online business.

My favorite online marketing Guru is Jeff Johnson, who is maybe not as widely known as those Masters mentioned above, but actually it is him from whom the guys of that caliber take advice!

It was Jeff Johnson who revolutionized the online marketing at least a couple of times by inventing very successful concepts that helped him earn millions of dollars over last few years.

Did you know that such popular Internet marketing strategies as "blog and ping" or "feeder sites" and "data feeds" were invented by Jeff Johnson? He implemented them in powerful, yet simple marketing strategies that he shared and still shares with other marketers so that they enjoy more traffic, more leads and more income.

Jeff is loved by his followers for his down-to earth teaching style and for simplicity of his strategies that are so easy to implement very quickly. Most importantly, the aspiring online marketers just love the fact that by using free resources they can grab almost instantly tons of free traffic from Google and other search engines.

Jeff created and made available to everyone his Free Seo Blog Software that he uses in his own business. That Free SEO Blog Software alone can drive thousands of targeted visitors per day and get high rankings in the search engines.

Happy with such demand and interest in his online marketing ideas, Jeff Johnson created the Underground Training Lab, which is not only Jeff's development facility for creating new products and strategies for implementation of Web 2.0 discoveries, but it also is a Membership Site and Private Coaching Club. Yes, as I said, Jeff is a very good teacher and there is very high demand any time he takes new students. The next intake is scheduled for December 4, 2008, but actually the Underground Training Launch is already in pre-launch!

The best way to become one of Jeff's students is to join Jeff's mailing list and wait for invitation from him. Those who get on his mailing list get Jeff's Free Seo Blog Software and powerful tutorials about using that software and about using Web 2.0 in online and affiliate marketing. Jeff Johnson has mastered that area. For example, he will teach you how to use YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, RSS Feeds and Social Bookmarking in online marketing and how to use social profile pages, social bookmarking and viral videos to grab the front-page spots in Google in just few hours, etc.

Jeff Johnson is the Guru of Web 2.0 era.
Mary Cala is the Author and Leading Expert on SEO blog software and search engine optimization. She writes for a number of blogs, including Underground Training Lab By Jeff Johnson - Research And Experiments In Online Marketing. Visit her blog if you'd like to get Jeff's Free SEO Blog Software, or to learn how to get more traffic, how to hyper-effectively leverage the power of video, blogs and social media or how to join Jeff Johnson's Underground Training Lab Private Coaching Club.
          SolidWorks Designer - Machinability Automation Corp. - Grimsby, ON   
Create machining and welding blueprints, drawing specifications, file management. University/College Education in Mechanical Engineering.... $30 - $40 an hour
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          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. May include the following responsibilities:. AECOM is seeking a Millwright Journeyman to be based in our...
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          Metal Fabricator / TIG Welder - Malley Industries - Dieppe, NB   
ONLY THOSE WHO INCLUDE VALID WORK-RELATED REFERENCES WITH THEIR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED. Your duties would include following blueprints and drawings to...
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          China’s Xi says no tolerance for subversion in HK   

HONG KONG (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping warned yesterday that any activities in Hong Kong seen as threatening China’s sovereignty and stability would be "absolutely impermissible", employing some of his harshest language yet against burgeoning separatist sentiment in the territory.

In a speech marking 20 years since the city became a semi-autonomous Chinese region after its handover from Britain, Xi pledged Beijing’s support for the "one country, two systems" blueprint, under which Hong Kong controls many of its own affairs and retains civil liberties including free speech.

However, he said Hong Kong had to do more to shore up security and boost patriotic education, in a veiled reference to legislation long-delayed by popular opposition.

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          Knicks Notes: Williams, Point Guards, Mills, Baker   
The Knicks may submit an offer sheet to Suns forward/center Alan Williams, relays Marc Berman of The New York Post. GM Steve Mills has expressed a desire to get younger, and the 24-year-old Williams fits that blueprint. This was Williams’ second season in Phoenix, but the first time he saw any significant NBA action. He […]
          factory/utility worker - Adalet - Cardington, OH   
Provide production information for each job by blueprint number and shop order number. Perform operations such as assembly on all sized parts, subassemblies,...
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          Carpenter - Corepay Inc - Rotterdam, NY   
Seeking an experienced Carpenter in the Rotterdam area. Full time work. Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients. Install structures $16 - $20 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:05:51 GMT - View all Rotterdam, NY jobs
          Carpentry - Corepay Inc - Albany, NY   
Seeking someone with Carpentry experience (trimming, framing, siding). Full time work, pay will be based on experience and skill level. Follow blueprints and $15 - $20 an hour
From Indeed - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:04:17 GMT - View all Albany, NY jobs
          (USA-AR-Conway) Cabinet Maker   

Originally founded as a small construction company in 1949, Nabholz is now a team of more than 1000 industry leading professionals working together to serve our clients, communities, and each other. Over the last 68 years, we've grown into a national multi-service contractor offering a full range of construction, industrial, civil, and environmental services. 

 

We are proud to offer you:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Care
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Voluntary Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Dependent Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Accident Recovery
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Wellness Program with Incentives

Summary:

Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines and uses various hand-tools to fabricate and repair wooden cabinets and high-grade furniture: Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed.

Typical Duties:

  • Attach parts and subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, and/or clamps.
  • Bore holes for insertion of screws or dowels, by hand or using boring machines.
  • Cut timber to the right size and shape and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit, using hand tools such as planes, chisels, or wood files.
  • Dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative finishes such as stain, varnish, paint, or lacquer.
  • Establish the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plan the methods and operations for shaping and assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions.
  • Install hardware such as hinges, handles, catches, and drawer pulls, using hand tools.
  • Match materials for color, grain, and texture, giving attention to knots and other features of the wood.
  • Measure and mark dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product.
  • Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper and steel wool.
  • Produce and assemble components of articles such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, and high-grade furniture.
  • Reinforce joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing.
  • Repair or alter wooden furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, paneling, and other pieces.
  • Set up and operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, and shapers, to cut, mold, and shape woodstock and wood substitutes.
  • Trim, sand, and scrape surfaces and joints to prepare articles for finishing.
  • Verify dimensions, and check the quality and fit of pieces in order to ensure adherence to specifications.
  • Apply Masonite, Formica, and vinyl surfacing materials.
  • Design furniture, using computer-aided drawing programs.
  • Discuss projects with customers, and draw up detailed specifications.
  • Estimate the amounts, types, and costs of needed materials.

Qualifications:

  •  A cabinet maker should be highly proficient with different work tools, wood-cutting equipment and machinery.
    • Some of these skills include finish-sanding, staining and sealing wood cabinets.
    • Professionals also exhibit creative skills and are able to interpret and develop cabinet designs and layouts.
    • As a designer, cabinet makers should be flexible and ready to adapt designs based on customer requests and preferences.

 

Physical demands:

  • Ability to continuously sit, stand or walk.
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds often and up to 100 occasionally
  • Ability to work in heat or cold, work outside, work in high elevations

Work environment:

  • Cabinet Makers do physically demanding work.
  • May lift and carry heavy objects 5 -25 pounds frequently, 25- 50 pounds often, 50-100 pounds occasionally.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in awkward positions continuously.
  • Some jobs expose workers to harmful materials or chemicals, fumes, odors, loud noise, or dangerous machinery.
  • To avoid injury, workers in these jobs wear safety clothing, such as gloves, hardhats, protective chemical suits, and devices to protect their eyes, respiratory system, or hearing.
  • While working in construction, laborers must be especially alert to safely follow procedures and must deal with a variety of hazards.

 

AA/EOE. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Disabled People Encouraged to Apply

Employment at Nabholz is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Nabholz is a drug-free workplace and an E-Verify employer. The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.

 


          [iOS] Build with Grandpa Was $4.49 Now Free   
[iOS] Build with Grandpa Was $4.49 Now Free

Description
Demolish an old building with a wrecking ball, clear the lot with a bulldozer - then design, build, paint, decorate, and landscape a brand new house! Along the way you'll learn about safety equipment and power tools, empty your dump truck, dig and pour a foundation, mix cement, drive construction equipment, enjoy lunch with Grandpa, and measure and build a wall with wood! Be creative as you design from blueprints, paint the house with rollers, and choose your own windows, doors, shutters, landscaping, and fun extras! Ages 5-9.

Editor's Choice - Children's Technology Review

Parents and teachers love Build With Grandpa because it teaches about renewal and re-building while taking players through the complete process of creating a new home from the ground up.

Kids love Build With Grandpa because they get to do everything from dirt to decorate in this original app!

EDUCATIONAL GAMES:
1. Design a house using blueprints.
2. Choose equipment. “Which one is the generator?”
3. Foundation words. “Find the words in the puzzle to make the foundation!”
4. Finish the wall. “Which two boards add up to 8?”
5. Paint the house. “Be creative!”
6. Decorate the house. “Add windows and doors!”

FUN INTERACTIVE EXTRAS:
1. Demolish the old house!
2. Clear the lot with a bulldozer!
3. Enjoy lunch with Grandpa!
4. Dump gravel out of a dump truck!
5. Give Grandpa a high five!
6. Add ingredients and mix the cement!
7. Watch 10 fascinating videos about building, narrated by Grandpa!

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT:
+ Math: measurement, addition through 9
+ Literacy: read and identify over 40 construction words
+ Life skills: suburban renewal, identify construction equipment, construction processes
+ Creativity: design, paint, decorate, and landscape a home
+ Problem solving, spatial skills, cause and effect

Made For Ages 6–8


          SolidWorks Designer - Machinability Automation Corp. - Grimsby, ON   
Create machining and welding blueprints, drawing specifications, file management. University/College Education in Mechanical Engineering.... $30 - $40 an hour
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          Research Shows That Assistance to the Poor Is Negatively Skewed to Race and Location   
More holes in the safety net if Trump's budget cuts are enacted.

It has been well-documented that America’s social safety net is often too weak and full of holes to help those who most need assistance. A new report reveals even more weaknesses with the government’s cash assistance program.

Conducted by the Urban Institute, a think tank focusing on economic and social policy, the study looks at Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a welfare program that provides cash assistance to poor families with children. Despite TANF’s goal to combat poverty since its creation in 1996, the number of families benefiting from the program has been declining. For instance, in 2014 only 23 families received TANF assistance for every 100 families living in poverty in the U.S. And in 2016, only 1 percent of the total population received assistance from TANF within an average month.

One of the most striking findings of the Urban Institute study showed that the impacts of a state’s TANF program are connected to its race demographics. In looking at the ratio of families living in poverty to those receiving TANF benefits, researchers found that the majority of African-American families live in states that provide TANF cash assistance only to 19 out of 100 families living in poverty. This means that a majority of African Americans, 56 percent, live in states ranking in the bottom half of the TANF-to-poverty ratio.

The study also found that the variations in how different families can use and benefit from TANF stem from the flexibility and power states have to shape the TANF program. In fact, states are not legally obligated to provide cash assistance to families in poverty—the grants provided to each state can be used for other matters. Data in the report show that in 2015, only 25 percent of TANF funds were actually used on basic cash assistance. Because of this, the strength of each state’s TANF policies varies widely in dictating how families can receive assistance under the program.

Researchers analyzed each state’s TANF policies on the basis of its generosity, restrictiveness and duration. They found that the racial makeup of states played a role in how generous or restrictive a state’s TANF policies were. According to the study, African Americans and other people of color are heavily concentrated in states whose policies are less generous with maximum benefits, more restrictive on behavior and dictate shorter time limits on families. African-American families, in particular, are concentrated in these lower-ranking states with harsher and more restrictive TANF policies.

This report comes on the heels of Trump’s budget blueprint that would make severe cuts to the country’s welfare programs, including TANF. Trump seeks to cut TANF funds by $21 billion over a decade, in addition to reducing the amount of money given to states by $15.6 billion. Trump’s budget cuts would also eliminate TANF’s contingency fund, which provides extra funds if an economic crisis causes more demand on the program. These proposed cuts to the program would make it even more difficult for states to provide benefits to poor families, further lessening the number of families that are eligible to achieve assistance from their state’s TANF program.

 

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          State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda - YA Reading List   

Selected titles from the Los Angeles Public Library's collection about Nazi propgaganda in connection with a special exhibit at the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library, Getty Gallery, March 10th - August 31, 2016.

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          State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda   

Selected titles from the Los Angeles Public Library's collection about Nazi propgaganda in connection with a special exhibit at the Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library, Getty Gallery, March 10th - August 31, 2016. This list includes books, several DVDs, mostly circulating books which can be checked out. In addition there are several reference books which must be used at the Central Library.

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          The Connected Campus Powers Digital Learning (Part 1)   
The Connected Campus Powers Digital Learning (Part 1)

We recently held our annual higher education advisory board meeting at one of our global Openlab facilities in New Jersey.  We had CIO’s and IT leaders from several leading institutions.  Rutgers, Virginia Tech, University of Nevada – Reno, Kent State, DePaul, Cornell, Stevens Institute of Technology and Olin College of Engineering were members that attended and shared their top of mind issues in front of them, including:

  • Establishing a “cloud appropriate’ strategy
  • Balancing security / risk across academia and research – cybersecurity was the top issue and aligns with the 2017 Educause top IT issues list.
  • Staffing – attracting and retaining with an eye on the skills gap that exists with pace of technology advancements in automation, analytics, and machine learning.
  • Analytics for better-informed decision making across the institution’s lines of business. Bill Dillon of NACUBO facilitated a great session on actionable intelligence. 
  • Increasing student outcomes (retention and graduation rates) while also establishing new sustainable funding models.

In this five part series, I will overview what we call the “Connected Campus” here at Juniper.  What it is and how it can address the issues raised above.  To truly empower and engage students' success, colleges and universities must transform their legacy networks into agile, predictive service platforms that are accessible by students, faculty, and staff - anywhere, anytime. 

 

The Connected Campus is our blueprint for building a more secure, automated, and simplified campus network to enable digital transformation.  With the Connected Campus, college and universities will:

  • Connect students, faculty, and staff with always-on access to digital learning and research environments.
  • Protect student and institutional privacy by building a more secure network.
  • Automate and reduce the operating costs to deliver digital learning through a simplified campus network.

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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Must be able to work from verbal instructions, written instructions, sketches, blueprints, electrical , PLC, schematics, manuals and other reference materials....
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          welder - Superior Boiler Works and Welding Limited - Stoney Creek, ON   
No degree, certificate or diploma Equipment and Machinery Experience. Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes;... $18 - $24 an hour
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          BUSINESS ANALYSTS   
TX-Richardson, BUSINESS ANALYSTS Nemo IT Solutions, Inc. Richardson, TX Business Analysts: Provide business process analysis and business blueprints. Work with management team to develop business cases, requirements and priorities. Prepare timelines for the development of testing strategies, testing activities, and release delivery schedules. Collect, understand and transmit business requirements into functional
          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN TECHNICAL MANUALS, SHOP DIRECTIVES, MULTIVIEW BLUEPRINTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN... $19.63 an hour
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          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. May include the following responsibilities:. AECOM is seeking a Millwright Journeyman to be based in our...
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          Machinist IV - Emerson - Stafford, TX   
Tool sharpening, machine oiling, fluid. Reads and interprets machine shop blueprints. Quality, adjusts machine and changes perishable tooling....
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          Rig Welder - Aval Engineering - Gibsons, BC   
Accurately interpret information from work orders, job orders, specifications, ISO’s,blueprints or other drawings and recognize basic blueprints or symbols for... $42 an hour
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          Fitter Welder/Assembler - Clark-Reliance Corporation - Cambridge, ON   
Perform activities such as steel fabrication, blueprint reading, pipe fitting, tube bending/assembly, and mechanical assembly....
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          Plumber Licenced - Cook's Plumbing & Heating Inc. - Owen Sound, ON   
Plumber - fully Licenced - minimum 3 years experience - capable of whole house rough-in's - read blueprints - residential plumbing repairs, renos and fixture $25 an hour
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          (USA-OK-KINTA) Operator Specialist   
This job was posted by https://okjobmatch.com : For more information, please see: https://okjobmatch.com/ada/r/jobs/1370688 Job ID: 15449Position Description:nn n ??? Responsible for Field operations in the??Kinta area??in Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Duties include: operation of compressors, engines, auxiliary units, turbines, motors, cooling equipment, pumps, seals, valves and related equipment.n??? Responsible for monitoring and controlling process variables, such as pressure, temperature, gas quality, and flow rates to efficiently achieve desired operating results.n??? Start, stop and operate engines/pumps and other equipment to maintain designated operating parameters.n??? Perform maintenance and major repairs, with the assistance of others, on compressors, engines, turbines, auxiliary equipment, pumps, process controls, and related equipment.n??? Ensure the cost effective and efficient performance of all units and associated equipment.n??? Perform pipeline surveys, maintenance (pigging) weekly or as required.n??? Monitors quality of product to ensure meeting specifications and takes appropriate actions when out of specification product is identified.n??? Communicates with company control centers, business groups and other operating groups as necessary.n??? Oversee the construction and/or maintenance activities performed by third parties.n??? Identify, report and correct safety and environmental concerns.n??? Complete daily, weekly and monthly reports, documentation and filing paperwork.n??? Must actively participate in safety programs and initiatives. nn nn Position Requirements:nn ??? High School diploma or equivalent. nn Job level commensurate with experience and skillset nn ??nCertifications, licenses, registrations:n???Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.n???May be required to achieve and maintain certifications as required to perform job duties and applicable to the job classificationn???Completion of any site specific technical training may be applicableJob Requirements (specific experience, skills, knowledge, certifications, licenses, competencies, working conditions)n??? Basic computer skills (knowledge of MS Office, operating systems, company software).n??? Working knowledge of mechanical equipment.n??? Knowledge and ability reading and interpreting blueprints and diagrams.n??? Good verbal and written communication skills.n??? Be available for and provide emergency response after regular business hours which will require carrying a communication device. nn Live within a reasonable proximity of the Glenpool System to limit after hour call out response times. nn ??Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge (above the minimum requirements; not required, but advantageous in this position)n??? Detailed knowledge of natural gas compressor stations, terminal, gathering field. ??n??? Detailed knowledge of natural gas measurement and balancing. ??n??? Experience analyzing, trouble shooting, adjusting, and making minor repairs on compressor engines, pumps and associated equipment.n??? Experience in Maximo, OpsInfo and SCADA. nn ??? Above average computer knowledge, and skills.nWorking conditions / Physical demands:n??? Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditionsn??? Must be able to frequently, enter confined spaces, climb to and work from elevated platforms, excavated areas, ladders, stairwells, walkways, etc nnWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discrim nate againstnany employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex,nage, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,nstatus as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal,nstate or local protected class. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
          (USA-NJ-Edison) Material Handling Tech III   
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          (USA-NJ-Secaucus) Assembler   
Global Manufacturing company with facilities in Secaucus NJ is currently seeking Entry Level Assemblers and willing to train anyone who is eager to learn. Our client offers great benefits and is located near bus stops and walking distance from Secaucus Junction.Hours: 9am-6pm Monday-Friday (Overtime available but not mandatory)Pay Rate: $9.00 + Monthly BonusResponsibilities and Essential Functions*Assemble small parts or units and position, align and fasten units using hand and light power tools. *Connect cables, tubes, and wiring, according to specifications*Inspect, test, and adjust completed units to ensure that units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements*Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.*Read blueprints and specifications to determine component parts and assembly sequences of electromechanical units*Perform precise system parts assembly according to SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities *Demonstrate ability to work in a self-directed, high energy, fast paced environment *Manual dexterity for using light power and hand tools *resourceful, Results and Teamwork Oriented a must!Experience* 0-2+ years manufacturing assembly experience *Previous computer hardware structure knowledge and hands on experience a plusPerks of working for us at this location:* Temp to Perm opportunity * Medical/Vision/Dental and life/disability insurance benefits* 401 K After 90 days on Assignment* Holiday and Vacation/bonus elegibility* Employee Referral bonus ($25 per referred talent)* Additional Monthly Bonus based on productivity performance and good attendance* Employee Discount Program for phone bill, movie tickets, travel, retail stores and much more!* Weekly Pay Cycle and Direct Deposit or Pay Card offered. * Overtime available but not mandatory* Onsite Parking* Onsite cafeteria with reasonable priced meals* Free coffee & sodas in break room areas* Lockers assigned from the first day* Clean Environment * Casual Dress Code* Near public transportation
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          Jobs - Carpenters and Helper   
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          Music Respawn! Winifred Phillips Writes A Blueprint For Composers   
Winifred Phillips says that when she was just starting as a composer, there was no friendly reference guide to writing game music, so recently she wrote her own! A Composer's Guide to Game Music has been a huge success. I caught up with Winifred after her session about creating tension in music at the Game Developer's Conference. Winifred's award-winning credits include God of War, Spore Hero, Assassin's Creed Liberation and Dragon Front . She says that a side effect of writing the book is that it made her think about the psychological power game music can have on a player, and it's given her incentive to keep up with research on the effects of music on our brains. Episode tracklist: All tracks by Winifred Phillips: Assassin's Creed Liberation: Liberation Main Theme, In the Bayou Spore Hero: Main Theme Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Chute Sim Animals: Happy Place, Danger Woods God of War: Pandora's Box Follow Winifred on Twitter Follow Kate on Twitter Subscribe to the Music
          Manufacturing/Process Engineer   
Description:





The Manufacturing Engineer ( Preferred Industrial Engineer/ Mechanical Engineer ) will ensure successful completion of projects to develop and implement value added processes, production methods, and standards including supporting documentation, training, and work instructions for new and existing products, equipment, and layouts.





Perform work as assigned and take initiative to assess production, facility, and project needs. Report on project status and progress including recommendations of feasibility and required capital expenditures.





Duties include but not limited to: assess and implement/improve lean manufacturing systems including consideration for Safety, Ergonomics, Quality, and Poka Yoke, develop/improve balanced work cell layouts, kanban systems, focus on 1 Piece Flow and FIFO handling/shipping, investigate and provide cost justification, CAD preparation of layouts, tooling, and product requirements. Initiate investigations for possible equipment, layout, and process alternatives. Analyze new methods for optimizing labor and material costs.








Develop justification for new/used equipment based on monetary savings/ ROI, capacity, future expansion, quality, and safety. Investigate and coordinate implementation of project solutions for improvement with pertinent personnel including management and staff in maintenance, production, scheduling, shipping/receiving, sales, accounting, purchasing, HR, IT, and other engineers in manufacturing, quality, and development. Travel Requirements: <5%





Minimum Requirements:





3 - 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience











Highly Self Motivated, Results, and Deliverables oriented. Can work independently with little direction. Excellent Time Management, Communication, and Leadership Skills. Comfortable leading and coordinating cross functional teams and working with external suppliers.











MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as engineering economics, probability and statistical inference, statistical process control, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Proficiency with spreadsheets a must.











LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures/drawings, and governmental regulations. Ability to write and produce reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals/ work instructions including photography and graphics Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, peers, and internal customers through use of note taking, PowerPoint, spreadsheet reports, photography, graphics and other means.











REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must be able to read part and assembly diagrams/blueprints and be proficient in AutoCAD. Familiarity with Computer Aided Drafting/Design for manufacturability to include tooling and equipment requirements, quality concerns, and costs estimates, is required. Should be able to perform make vs. buy analysis of materials and processes.











Ideal Qualifications:





MS Access Database Design, VBA / MACRO Programming, & AutoCAD 2D/3D Proficiency





Lean/ Six Sigma Training or Strong Interest/Aptitude





ASQ Membership/ Certifications
Bachelors degree - Industrial / Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering
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          Drywall Contractor - Ottawa General Contractors - Canada   
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          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
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          Welder/Fitter - Fusion Industries - Niverville, MB   
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          Fixture Assembler - A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc. - Canada   
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          Japan Pt 4 - Sapporo with Muhsin :D   
Japan Part 1
Japan Part 2
Japan Part 3

After arriving at Sapporo New Chitose Airport we took the train out to Sapporo where we planned to meet Muhsin. The station was huge but thankfully Muhsin was there at the gates to meet us. It's been three months almost, since we last saw him! Peluk tanak lepas >.< We dropped off our bags at Muhsin's hostel, a 10 minute walk away, and after a quick onigiri lunch, we headed back to Sapporo station to go to Otaru. We bought the Sapporo-Otaru welcome pass, which was Y1500 and came with a one day subway pass and return tickets to Otaru, which is quite a deal.

nyums
traditional way of showing train destinations in Sapporo station, by hanging plates on wires along the platforms.
yayyyy! 

Otaru and Odori Park


Otaru is a seaside port town half an hour outside of Sapporo. It was the site of the first laid railway tracks to connect the canning and fishing town to Sapporo. The old canal and buildings around the town are quite different, we kind of felt like we were in Europe. It was actually quite interesting to see how a functioning industrial are/port could still be a tourist attraction. Spent the afternoon strolling along the canal, eating ice-cream, and catching up. I really missed Muhsin!


lompat separa-jadi

tour bus that we didn't get on. Walking is the way to go for us

Yayyyy again :D

one of the entrances to the canal

old cannery along the canal

students on a school trip. they were all drawing

trying to recreate the statue back there

yuppies off to board their yacht la konon

Otaru masjid

Someone' magical backyard. Thats the old railway track, the first in Hokkaido

yayers

one of the port tycoon's manors


manor and canal park

squished on to a swing :D

Girl with the red shoes and her parents. literally thats the title of the statue

swimming in the canal


Muhsin belanja softu cream
walking through a dog park
pose and jump!

love otaru



by the docks
snap!

sights and activity around the docks

old architecture
some of the preserved buildings which were mostly canning warehouses, and the main crossing in Otaru, Victoria crossing




felt like europe


strolling along the preserved district



these cost a million yen, not kidding :|
Some shop details around Otaru. Gigantic Takoyaki but we didnt buy it because we didnt know if it was halal or not, probably not. Recycled metal sculptures, Random cat statues, and beautiful stained glass.

resting our feet outside the stained glass shop.


Beautiful sunset scenery on the train back
We considered going to Sapporo Dome to indulge in Japan's favorite sport, baseball, afterwards, but it was a bit late to get tickets so we decided to just go and have dinner and walk around Sapporo city's Odori Park instead.

Muhsin brought us to a japanese place where we ate unadon and forgot to take pics beforehand because we were so hungry and it was mm mm goooooodd. Also managed to watch some of the baseball game we didn't get to go to.
best unagi sushi I've had ever ever.
odori park and street performers. that ball of light is a fire dancer

light painting in odori park
In Sapporo we stayed at Muhsin's friend's apartment, the lovely Sue Yee. Such a lifesaver for graciously hosting both me and my sister The next day we didn't really have anything planned. Actually for this whole leg of the trip I planned on taking it easy and going with the flow. So we followed Sue to the Hokkaido University that morning to meet up with Muhsin, who had some stuff to take care of. in the meantime, we walked around the beautiful campus.

Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University started out as an agricultural college before growing into what it is today, so they have large expanses of farming land for research, and even preserved a portion of the university's original buildings into an outdoor museum which we checked out in the morning.

Some of the old barns and original buildings in Hokkaido University
farmgirls



There was a University Museum which was free so we checked that out. It was really quite interesting. there was a special exhibition going on, Giant Crocodiles vs Dinosaurs. Very cool. The museum building itself was really nice too, kinda felt like we were in Hogwarts.


The gorgeous University Museum building. We arrived the same time as a group of deaf Japanese schoolchildren coming on a school trip.


'Boys, be Ambitious' is the University's motto.  Some of the exhibits: Sustainable models, The university's nobel prize in chemistry, and some bugs.

Some awesome skeletons

More chemistry stuff. People used to have such nice penmanship!

Kuma, giant croc, more bugs, and a sweet deer

origami dinosaurs, looking at geology through a micriscope, and a cool exhibition about compressing numbers
University blueprints. All hand drawn and so precise and detailed hamek kau sectional detail

hogwarts hogwarts hoggy warty hogwarts (with dinosaurs)
Muhsin had shown us pictures of a sunflower field in the university so we set off looking for it, passing through a beautiful garden and into the Poplar avenue, but we couldn't find it anywhere so we headed back to Mushin's faculty for lunch and prayers at the International Students office, where we met some of Mushin's friends who decided to show us where the field was. As it turns out though, they had uprooted the entire field just a few days before. :/ but looking at the cows was fun too :)


flowering shrubs garden

beautiful polar avenue

me and mun shared a bowl of yummy soba

didnt find the sunflowers but i got excited about the cows in the background

Shiroi Koibito and goodbyes


We decided to go to Shiroi Koibito Park outside the chocolate factory afterwards, and even though it wasn't in peak bloom, it was still really beautiful and fun. And the chocolates we bought were deeeelicious! There was a free old toy museum so we checked that out too.
short side trip to 'ol blighty

quaint english rose garden

the roses smelt wonderful, and thats a real apple!
mmmmmmm


come in, come in!


lotsa cute little playhouses around the park
hope dysentery keeps away

flowerbed, literally kinda



yay!

bubbles! bubbles! bubbles!

giant

snaps


making candy

apparently every tourist place in japan has these commemorative stamp thingies. baru tauuu

yummylicious chocolate drink. so smoooth
hangin out with Mozart, Mona Lisa, and 'ol Pinocchio himself

astro boy blueprints
astro boys

cool old toys

Stopped by a second hand bookshop on the way back from Shiroi Koibito, they have tons of them everywhere in Japan. Munira got a few books for her boss, and we went on our way to Maruyama Park (the Sapporo version, they re-use names a lot here) Our plan was to catch the sunset from the top of the hill, but it was raining, and by the time we got to the park it was already past dusk, so we just walked around. Went to the Sapporo Masjid for prayers afterwards, and then we joined some of the Malaysian International Students Association for a farewell dinner for the interns, including my brother. Dinner was delicious (the cheese naan was to dieeee for!!! the cheese was soooooo gooooood!!) but the company was just as enjoyable :)
Some members of MISA. Arigatou Gozaimashita guys for taking good care of my little brother :) pic from Alfarina

Spent our last night in Sapporo at Sue's place and got up super early to catch the bus to the airport for our flight to Tokyo. There was a bit of a panic phase where we woke up late and had to really rush for the bus, and then reaching the airport and forgetting one of my bags on the bus after it had left the airport, but it was all good, Alhamdulillah :)

Goodbye Sapporo, Tokyo, here we come!

Expenses in Sapporo: ~¥6000
CTS to Sapporo:¥1040
Lunch day 1:¥250
Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass:¥1500
Dinner day 1:¥700
Lunch Day 2:¥300
Dinner day 2:¥500
Chocolate stuff at Shiroi Koibito:¥650
Bus to CTS: ¥1000


Japan Part 1

Japan Part 2

Japan Part 3


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          CNC Machinist - Hatch Stamping Company - Portland, TN   
The CNC Machinist must be able to read blueprints and build quality components from these prints, to work to required hour tolerances, at a set standard of...
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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Must be able to work from verbal instructions, written instructions, sketches, blueprints, electrical , PLC, schematics, manuals and other reference materials....
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          SolidWorks Designer - Machinability Automation Corp. - Grimsby, ON   
Create machining and welding blueprints, drawing specifications, file management. University/College Education in Mechanical Engineering.... $30 - $40 an hour
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          Electrical Apprentice - DiSante Electrical Mechanical - Niagara, ON   
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          Program Instructor - Blueprint Summer Programs - United States   
Program Instructor Blueprint Signature Summer Programs Job Type: Seasonal/ Temp Salary and Benefits: $600/ Week; Room and Board Program Length / Dates: $600 a week
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          Machinist IV - Emerson - Stafford, TX   
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          Powder Coater, 1st & 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
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          4-9-13 Walk the Plank   

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Majority Rule - At 3 AM |
1905 - For Sale |
Murder City Devils - Bear Away |
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Dropkick Murphys - Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight |
Explosion - No Revolution |
Supreme Commander - Your Best Days |
Darkest Hour - Love as a Weapon |
Converge - Last Light |
Touche Amore - Pathfinder |
Trash Talk - Reasons |
Rival Mob - Minefield |
Slapshot - Back on the Map |
Black Flag - American Waste |
Rodent Lord - Monsanto's Daughter |
Negative Approach - Dead Stop |
Dig It Up - Move My Way |
Goodtime Boys - Callous |
Walk the Plank - 93 South |
Ensign - Blueprint |
Demands - Turn It Off |
Scandals - Trench Knife |
Stabbed in the Back - Under the Black Flag |
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          WHERE WILL CHINA´S "ONE BELT, ONE ROAD" INITIATIVE LEAD? / KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON   

Where Will China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative Lead?




As advertised by Beijing, the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative, China’s grand scheme for knitting a network of roads, ports, railways and other links from East China through Southeast and South and Central Asia all the way to Europe exceeds both in scope and ambition the Marshall Plan used to rebuild Europe after World War II.

The “belt” of land-based links is paired with a 21st century “Maritime Silk Road” stretching from Australia to Zanzibar. Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the OBOR initiative in 2013, two years after then-U.S. President Barack Obama initiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trading bloc across the Pacific region. Now that Obama successor Donald Trump has carried out his pledge to withdraw from the TPP, the expectations are that Chinese-backed strategies like the OBOR will gain momentum. China experts say that this is a positive development, but there is skepticism over whether Beijing will follow through with the gargantuan amount of funding needed, whether big debt-financed projects bankrolled by China will benefit the recipient countries, and whether those projects will actually make sense in the long run.

For many countries in the region, China is by far the biggest source of financing: Beijing’s Export and Import Bank of China alone lent $80 billion in 2015, compared with more than $27 billion from the Asian Development Bank. Chinese involvement in building railways, ports, roads, dams and industrial corridors is helping to expand its economic and geopolitical sway across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

China experts and economists say that the initiative makes sense and that it will accelerate as the U.S. turns more insular under Trump. “It is unfortunate that many U.S. diplomats and members of the previous administration worked for nearly a decade to push toward the TPP and now it is torn apart,” says Louis Kuijs, head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics in Hong Kong. The U.S. is turning its back on the rest of the world at a time when the world needs an open and engaged America, he says. “It is very likely and understandable that China … will try to fill those gaps with this initiative, and that is very logical — it’s something the U.S. will later deeply regret,” Kuijs says.

The OBOR effort has not gotten the degree of attention it deserves, says Pieter Bottelier, visiting scholar of China Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. “I am concerned that its significance is underrated in the U.S. and in the West in general. It is a very positive initiative and a major vision of how China can collaborate with countries in its neighborhood, Europe, Latin America and Africa in a way that is in the long-term interest of China and [the global economy],” Bottelier says.

The geopolitical aspects of the OBOR initiative could eventually draw attention from the Trump administration, given its strong stance on national security. “It is an economic initiative, but along the way China will expand its military bases and so forth,” says Wharton emeritus professor Franklin Allen, who also is a professor of finance and economics at Imperial College London. “On the sea routes they will develop their military capability and on the land routes, too.”

From Kuijs’ point of view, Beijing views the OBOR initiative as a strategy needed to support its growing economic might. “Many outsiders are skeptical and do not know exactly what it is, but it is taken very, very seriously by the Chinese government and we should take this very seriously,” he says. “The Chinese government is thinking, ‘We are the second-biggest economy in the world, and it may take 10 years or 20 years but we will be the world’s biggest economy at some point.’”

While it is sweeping in scope like the stalled TPP, which aims to create a trading bloc around the Pacific Rim, the “One Belt, One Road” plan is not a free trade agreement. It’s more of a blueprint for integrating China’s trading partners by developing their infrastructure — ports, roads, airports and railways — in a way that complements Beijing’s own interests. Infrastructure-led development worked well for China, in Beijing’s view, and now it wants to expand that approach internationally, Kuijs says.

The “One Belt” refers to a “Silk Road Economic Belt” from China through Central Asia to Europe. The “One Road” refers to Beijing’s concept of a “21st century Maritime Silk Road” to connect China to Europe via the South China Sea and Indian Ocean. The initiative involves developing six economic “corridors”: a China-Mongolia-Russia corridor; a new Eurasian “Land Bridge”; a corridor from China to Central Asia and Western Asia; a China-Indochina peninsula corridor; and, a China-Pakistan economic corridor; and 6. a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January that more than 100 countries and international organizations have given warm responses and support to the initiative and that more than 40 countries and international organizations have signed cooperation agreements. So far, Chinese companies have made more than $50 billion of OBOR-related investments and launched a number of major projects in the countries along the route, he added. At least 65 countries are included in the OBOR initiative.

Unanswered Questions

While the grand vision is laudable, there are many unanswered questions: How would it be done? And what would be the project, environmental and engineering standards implemented under this umbrella?

“There would be serious doubts over protection of minority populations and environmental concerns,” Bottelier says. As for the scale of OBOR, there’s no consensus over how many projects it would involve at what cost and in what time frame. “It is pretty obvious that there is no limit to the amount of infrastructure that is needed in those countries.”

The Asian Development Bank says infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific will exceed $22.6 trillion through 2030, or $1.5 trillion per year. In a recent report, “Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs” issued in February, the estimate rises to more than $26 trillion, or $1.7 trillion a year when costs for climate change adaptation and mitigation are included. “This is a grand vision, and it may take a decade, but there is no rush. You cannot really put any number on the total investment,” says Rajiv Biswas, Singapore-based Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit.

The China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, is seen as a linchpin for OBOR financing. So far, however, it has provided only $1.73 billion to support infrastructure projects in seven countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Azerbaijan and Oman since it was launched in January 2016.

Noriyoshi Ehara, chief economist at the Tokyo-based Institute for International Trade and Investment, says the financial infrastructure for OBOR is gradually taking shape. Apart from AIIB, China also has a $40 billion Silk Road Fund and a New Development Bank to fund the OBOR initiative. “There has been good progress in getting these frameworks in place,” Ehara says. Ultimately, he adds, Beijing may not limit OBOR to infrastructure but may make it the foundation for regional and bilateral free trade areas (FTAs). “We are not sure if China will succeed, but the world is changing, and more and more countries are joining this initiative,” he says. With the TPP in trouble, OBOR is getting more attention.

China’s Deep Pockets

Already, more than $900 billion in projects are planned or underway, Fitch Ratings noted in a report titled “China’s One Belt and One Road Initiative Brings Risks.” It says most funding will likely come from China’s policy banks, the Export and Import Bank of China, China Development Bank and its largest commercial banks. “We estimate that outstanding loans from Chinese banks total $1.2 trillion, and a large portion of that has financed infrastructure projects involving Chinese state-owned enterprises,” the report says. China also has other major financial resources such as its sovereign wealth fund and foreign exchange reserves.

One project that got a head start was construction of a railway link from the port of Piraeus in Greece to Eastern Europe. Piraeus is a gateway to Europe for Chinese products, and major Chinese companies have been using the port to enter the European market. China, through its China Ocean Shipping Company, bought a 67% stake in the port’s Pier I from the Piraeus Port Authority SA in January 2016.

The European Union (EU) is welcoming OBOR, but cautiously. “China basically owns Piraeus Port close to Athens and this railroad is meant to link all the way up to Budapest in Hungary, which also is an EU member,” notes Kuijs. “The EU is now looking at this project, which clearly is projecting China all the way into Europe, to see to what extent it is compatible with EU rules and principles.”

Apart from questions over whether Chinese-led projects might conform with global standards on such issues as environmental protection and labor rights, some economists question if a massive, policy-led OBOR push on infrastructure development will turn out to be economically sound. “Let’s see what kinds of projects they are getting in the next couple of years and what kinds of returns they are getting,” Biswas says. “Because in the end, if they are not delivering on the returns, then the banks that are lending will eventually say we need to be careful and we cannot keep doing this without any returns because it has to be commercially viable.”

A flood of lending to smaller countries lacking strong foreign exchange reserves might not be able to repay the loans if projects fail to generate revenue as expected. Fitch warns in its report on OBOR that some of the loans are large enough to have an impact on borrowing countries’ public finances, if debt-servicing from project proceeds becomes a problem.

That problem already is surfacing in Sri Lanka, where China signed a deal in late 2016 to further develop the strategic port of Hambantota and build a huge industrial zone nearby. China has spent almost $2 billion so far on Hambantota and a new airport. But hundreds of Sri Lankans clashed with police at the opening of construction in January of the industrial zone in the south, saying they would not be moved from their land. It was the first time opposition to Chinese investments in Sri Lanka turned violent. Newly elected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had said the new port deal with China was unfair in his campaign, but after taking office approved an agreement to lease an 80% stake in the port to the China Merchants Holdings for 99 years in exchange for $1.1 billion in debt relief.

Concerns over the ability of smaller developing countries to protect their own interests underscore the need for involvement of Western countries, especially from the EU, since Japan and the U.S. have continued to shun the AIIB. “You have weaker institutional capacity and weaker governments like in Cambodia and Central European countries. They may be persuaded by Beijing to take on large debt to finance projects. They and other developing countries in the past ended up with large debts incurred to finance dubious projects that do not help their economies. That is the risk for countries that do not have the capacity to independently make cost-benefit analyses,” Kuijs says.

While there’s nothing wrong with investing more in poor countries, and in increasing economic interactions between poor countries and China and the rest of the world, “it would be beneficial for Western countries to take this initiative very seriously and to become its counterparts in this rather than having China sort it by itself,” he says.

Of course, that begs the question of whether China would welcome their involvement. “This is China’s initiative, but this is not the AIIB. They want the rest of Asia to be part of it, but more on a bilateral level,” says Biswas. China’s vision is of a partnership with other developing countries in Asia. “Having Europe be part of it is a different story,” he says. “One Belt, One Road is relevant for Europe since China wants to link its rail to Europe. So, China wants Europe to be part of [OBOR], but not as a key driver,” Biswas added.

China’s Slowdown Is a Catalyst

One of the main factors driving the OBOR effort is the slowdown in China’s own economy. The Communist Party is striving to transition away from growth led by investment and exports to development led by domestic consumer demand and services, and to keep growth at more sustainable levels than in the past. The government set a growth target of 6.5% in 2017 at the National People’s Congress in March, down from a 2016 target of 6.5% to 7%. In a sense, China is seeking to export the investment-led part of its economy, to help its own overbuilt heavy industries and provinces.

But Kuijs doubts OBOR projects will do much to help China with its huge overcapacity problems in many industries, especially steel, glass and cement. Compared to the size of China’s steel industry or other industries, it would take a very long time for demand from the projects to be big enough to make a difference, he says. “Many of the projects are far away from China, and some types of steel are worth transporting but not all kinds of steel. It would not help reduce excess capacity of cement because it is not economically viable to transport cement over such long distances,” Kuijs says. Bottelier, also, sees overcapacity as only a marginal factor in the OBOR plan.

Looking back at how far China has come since it launched its market-oriented reforms and opened its economy, there’s reason to hope the OBOR strategy will have a significant impact over time, Allen says. “It is quite likely that China will succeed in this initiative, though it may take a half-century.”
          Project Manager - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
Read specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements and to plan procedures. Directly plans, coordinates and supervise activities of...
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          I&E Foreman - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
Read specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements and to plan procedures....
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          Civil Superintendent - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
Read specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements and to plan procedures. Directly supervise and coordinate activities of civil...
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          Civil Project Manager - Caliber Services, LP - Clute, TX   
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          Industrial Electrician   
NC-Greensboro, TRC is looking for a Plant Electrician for a Manufacturing company in Burlington, NC. This person will be responsible for repairing and maintaining plant equipment on the 2nd shift from 3p-11pm. Experience Needed: -Ability to bend conduit -VFD Wiring -Industrial Wiring -Ability to read blueprints -Experience with plant machinery, power circuits, & lighting fixtures. Please submit your resume to da
          Powder Coater, 1st & 2nd shift - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Use correct powder per customer specification – ability to read basic blueprint is helpful. Powder Coater for Sheet Metal Fabricator*....
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          Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Innovated Machine & Tool Co., Inc. - Newport News, VA   
Must be able to work from verbal instructions, written instructions, sketches, blueprints, electrical , PLC, schematics, manuals and other reference materials....
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          sheetmetal - Prestige MechanicalLtd - Toronto, ON   
Job Description we are looking for a sheet metal worker who can read and order from blueprints run a small crew of guys for larger renovation projects $60,000 a year
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          Today’s Apps Gone Free: Build With Grandpa, Spite and Malice, Stackables and More   

Build With Grandpa, play a game of cards, and transform photos by stacking layers of effects, textures, and filters with today’s collection of apps and games.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Stackables – Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks ($1.99 → Free, 164.7 MB): Transform your photos by stacking layers upon layers of effects, textures, and filters with Stackables. iPhoneographers of all levels thanks to its flexibility.

Choose any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You’ll then see a scrollable list of more than 200 unique effects, filters, and textures appear down the right-hand side of the screen. Stackables allows you to apply as many or as few of these as you like by creating separate layers for each. The layers can be customized in a variety of ways, and you’re able to rearrange them after the fact by dragging and dropping them into place. The app also includes 20 professional adjustment tools, the ability to create your own formulas and share them via email, and three resolutions to choose from.

Stackables – Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 348 ratings.

Universal:

Shutterfly: Prints, Photo Books, Cards Made Easy ($1.99 → Free, 131.2 MB): Manage your photos and turn them into personalized memories with Shutterfly. Anyone who wants to share a moment.

Shutterfly allows you to make one-of-a-kind creations in mere minutes. You’re able to upload an unlimited number of photos from your photo library, or import photos from Facebook or Instagram. Once photos have been uploaded to Shutterfly, you can access them from anywhere. Shutterfly features a vast number of ways to share your memories including as prints, books, cards, stationary, mouse pads, puzzles, mugs, and more. You’re able to order unlimited 4×6 and 4×4 prints for free through the app. You just have to pay tax and shipping.

Shutterfly: Prints, Photo Books, Cards Made Easy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 53183 ratings.

Chinese Checkers ($1.99 → Free, 45.3 MB): The ultimate digital version of Chinese Checkers. Anyone looking to entertain this holiday weekend.

This is our favorite version of Chinese Checkers since there are so many ways to play. You’re able to choose from three different board styles and then guide your bugs or koi fish across the board to win. All of the usual rules apply, but in case you’re not overly familiar with the game, there is a training mode available. As for the ways to play, you can take on computer controlled opponents, play against friends on the same iDevice, play locally via Bluetooth, or head online and challenge friends via Game Center.

Chinese Checkers is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 633 ratings.

Spite & Malice HD ($4.99 → Free, 71.7 MB): This game of cards is full of spite and malice. Anyone who enjoys going head-to-head with friends in turn-based card games.

Unleash your inner demon with the fiendishly fun Spite & Malice. Your goal is to be the first person to play all of the cards from your own pile by placing them on the middle piles in numerical order. Don’t worry about the suits of the cards because in Spite & Malice they don’t mean a thing. Just remember that the best way to beat your opponent is to block them from ever playing their cards. The game includes a single player mode, and online real-time and turn-based multiplayer.

Spite & Malice HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2931 ratings.

Solitaire King ($4.99 → Free, 27.6 MB): Prove you’re a solitaire pro by competing for the top spots on the leaderboards in Solitaire King. Anyone who enjoys playing cards.

There’s a version of Solitaire for everyone in Solitaire King. It includes 16 unique game types, all of which sport their own Game Center leaderboards and achievements. When you do obtain that ultimate high score, send a Game Center challenge to a friend and see if they can best it. Solitaire King also helps you branch out by including rules and tips for each and every game type.

Solitaire King is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 871 ratings.

Build With Grandpa ($2.99 → Free, 87.8 MB): Your little ones get to Build With Grandpa with this educational app. Children ages five through nine.

Build With Grandpa is loaded with activities for your little ones to enjoy. On their adventure they’ll get to demolish an old house, clear the lot with a bulldozer, design a new house using blueprints, mix cement, choose equipment, piece together walls, and paint and decorate the finished house. Grandpa will guide them along the way, so you can just hand off your iDevice and let your child enjoy. The app includes six educational mini-games, seven interactive activities, and loads of fascinating videos about building narrated by Grandpa.

Build With Grandpa is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

iPad:

Stackables for iPad – Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks ($1.99 → Free, 153.9 MB): Transform your photos by stacking layers upon layers of effects, textures, and filters with Stackables. iPadographers of all levels thanks to its flexibility.

Choose any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You’ll then see a scrollable list of more than 200 unique effects, filters, and textures appear down the right-hand side of the screen. Stackables allows you to apply as many or as few of these as you like by creating separate layers for each. The layers can be customized in a variety of ways, and you’re able to rearrange them after the fact by dragging and dropping them into place. The app also includes 20 professional adjustment tools, the ability to create your own formulas and share them via email, and three resolutions to choose from.

Stackables for iPad – Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 230 ratings.

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          IND EQUIP MECHANIC - Army and Air Force Exchange Service - Newport News, VA   
THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN TECHNICAL MANUALS, SHOP DIRECTIVES, MULTIVIEW BLUEPRINTS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN... $19.63 an hour
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:07:37 GMT - View all Newport News, VA jobs
          Learn how to grow your brand on Instagram with this $20 course   
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You’re right to ignore those spammy Instagram messages and friend requests promising to dramatically increase your follower count.

In reality, the best way to build your Insta-presence is to devote time and effort to creating content and engaging your audience—but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little help from your friends. The Instagram Marketing Crash Course for Entrepreneurs promises to teach you how to hone your audience engagement skills and achieve impressive results. Maybe even turn a profit. Maybe even get Insta-famous.  Read more...

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          Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote   
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What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in your pocket.    

The KlikR Universal Remote Control provides a welcome respite from remote mayhem by combining every remote you need into the one device you use every day: Your smartphone.   

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To downsize your remote collection into one master KlikR setup, attach the coin-sized dongle to any appliance you want to control with the KlikR app. From there, a customizable control panel shows you what’s connected and allows you to sort through at will, and control them with your voice.     Read more...

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          MIG Welder - Trailtech Inc. - Gravelbourg, SK   
Reading, understanding and applying blueprints required skills. Fabrication and welding of steel for light industrial and commercial trailers.... $17.00 - $21.96 an hour
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          Drywall Contractor - Ottawa General Contractors - Canada   
The drywall contractor’s responsibilities include planning drywall installation according to blueprints, measuring, cutting, fitting and securing drywall sheets...
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          Words: the Intelligent Woman's Aphrodisiac   
Appropriately enough, it's the end of an era.

For Christmas 2008, I was given a Moleskin. The simple lined journal came from a Moleskin devotee, but it was my first and I wasn't sure what to use it for.

But then my world fell apart - I'd lost my job in mid-December, wound up in the ICU by late January, and been dumped by mid-February - and that journal became the blueprint for digging my way out of all that mess.

The first page reads "Get" and is a list I made of what needed to be packed up to move from my ex-boyfriend's house: my hanging lamp, cookbooks, a statue of a fairy. The second page is a list of what I needed to buy: tall drinking glasses, blue paint, a power strip, a bath mat.

Next comes my new public utility account number, my new phone number and the contact for Verizon support. Clearly, I was moving forward on setting up a new life elsewhere, albeit unemployed.

What I love as I move through the book are the random notes to myself, things I wanted to remember. Dates don't appear, but I can use context clues to figure out when things were written.

Here's a note to get tickets for Helio Sequence in Charlottesville (turned out to be a fabulous show) and there's one that reads, "Blog daily." Another says simply "Bat for Lashes," a reminder of a new band I'd heard and liked.

I know by seeing my aunt and uncle's address in Maryland written down that it was around September 2011 because I stayed with them before flying to New Orleans from D.C. that month.

As for quotes I copied - "We live in a place where we can create our own delusional reality" and "Our breakup was a failure" - I have no clue what year they might have been scrawled in my book. Those are timeless truths.

It makes me smile to see a line saying, "Curate Listening Room," a thrill I still recall. It's not often a non-musician gets to pick bands for a public show, even when she's been a regular attendee for years.

After a while, the pages start to contain my writing assignments with their word counts and due dates. The further along in the book you go, the longer the list of assignments (and money coming in). My career progress is charted with more deadlines.

I found the best kind of to-do list for a trip to D.C. in December 2013: National Gallery of Art Parisian photos, Phillips Gallery Van Gogh exhibit, National Building Museum "L.A. Constructs the Future," Rose's Luxury dinner.

Pleased to say I accomplished all that and more that weekend.

Notes to self abound: "Dan Auerbach says guys like treble and girls like bass" and "Words: the intelligent woman's aphrodisiac," for starters.

Peppered throughout are reminders to get tickets: Neko Case, Andrew Bird, the National, Harry Shearer, Churches, Dashboard Confessional. Tickets procured, all shows seen and enjoyed.

Everything gets jotted down in this history of the past 8 years: phone numbers of friends (not that I call much), books to investigate (Rita Mae Brown's "Rubyfruit Jungle") and an ongoing to-do list (pool lessons, hang shade, check moon phases for beach).

The final two pages of this record of my life includes a list of assignments with deadlines of June 1 through August 7, dates of two upcoming shows I need to buy tickets for (August and November, both in Charlottesville), a Lucinda Williams song I fell in love with on first listen ("Six Blocks Away"), some random addition and a book title I intend to buy ("Meet Me in the Bathroom").

But when I went to turn the page, I found that I was at the end of the journal. My 8-year journey to get from the mess my life was in February 2009 when I started this book to June 2017 is contained in a book stained with chocolate, pen scrawls and warped pages from water bottles set atop the book.

It's not pretty, it's full of memories and it's definitely worse for the wear, but I imagine I'm the same. A chapter of my life has closed in several ways now.

Here's to whatever my next Moleskin chronicles.
          Carpenter - Corepay Inc - Rotterdam, NY   
Seeking an experienced Carpenter in the Rotterdam area. Full time work. Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients. Install structures $16 - $20 an hour
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          Carpentry - Corepay Inc - Albany, NY   
Seeking someone with Carpentry experience (trimming, framing, siding). Full time work, pay will be based on experience and skill level. Follow blueprints and $15 - $20 an hour
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          What new movies have you seen?   
"Papa it's me, Jyn...I've seen your [holographic] message...It must be destroyed. I know; I know. Look at you, I have so much to tell you. Papa! No! No!" "You seem unsettled...You do have a great many things to explain...[The Death Star's] power to create problems [for you Orson Krennic] has certainly been confirmed...Assure the Emperor that Galen has not compromised this weapon in any way. So, I'm still in command then?...Be careful not to choke on your aspiration Director." "Prepare a boarding party". [Scuba gear breathing respirator sounds followed by long inhales SSSHHH HOHHHHHH...Or if you prefer, Whooo Wahhh, as Darth Vader hunts down Princess Leah on board her rebel ship as she places the Death Star plans inside R2D2's robotic frame.] "Star Dust. That's it! I know because it's me." I have seen 2016's "Star Wars: Rogue One" twice now & this film, directed by Gareth Edwards, really drives home the theme that daddy abandonment issues can honestly screw up or scar central characters well into adulthood. Let's look at the whole Star Wars saga for a second. Anakin Skywalker who later turns into Dark Vader never knew who is father was & lost his mother to the Sand People. Kylo Ren kills his pop Han Solo probably because he was always absent smuggling illegal contraband across the galaxy with Chewy in the Millieum Falcon; Luke Skywalker almost ends up blind by Emperor Palpatine trying to save his father's soul by renouncing his dark side Vader persona; Anakin Skywalker lost the respect of his father figure mentor Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi when he rejected Jedi principles for Sith greed, pride, & prestige & as a result, Darth Vader got severely burnt up in a volcano requiring a special suit to stay alive & move around now. Luke, the son of Anakin Skywalker, later lost his hand when Vader informed him who his daddy really was shortly after his Jedi mentor & adopted father Yoda died. Fast forward to Jyn Erso in Rogue One & we see Jyn's daddy abducted by the Empire after she sees her momma shot & then like 10 yrs later she gets to see her precious pop blown up in front of her. Whoa, that's a lot of time alone with no biological patriarchs to mold & guide young men & women in a galaxy far, far away isn't it? On the plus side, the girls didn't became space strippers & the men didn't become bounty hunters, loan sharks, & bar bouncers I guess. May The Force Be With You I suppose. Are there therapists, counselors, & psychologists in the future? Or do depressed Jedi, Sith, rebels, & folks working for the dark side just drown their sorrows in booze, sex, money, mayhem, & bloodshed for kicks? This 2 hour & 13 minute flick tells the gritty hard knocks story of a little girl named Jyn Erso [Felicity Jones]. Around aged 10 I think her father Galen [Mads Mikkelsen] now a farmer gets a visit from his imperial past. Galen used to work as the Chief Engineer for the Empire. Who's the visitor you ask? A guy named Orson Krennic [Ben Mendelsohn] AKA 'the Director.' He's like the 4th in Command in the dark side, evil henchmen pecking order. From the top down, the structure goes like this: The Emperor, Darth Vader, Governor Tarkin, & finally Director Krennic bringing up the rear. The Director is like a high ranking administrator who makes sure top secret projections ordered by Emperor Palpatine get finished ahead of schedule with no glitches, setbacks, or malfunctions. What the latest project on tap you ask? Why finishing a new weapon called the Death Star of course. This new invention can literally pulverize planets with 1 green laser shot at the push of a button. The Director wants Galen to help Krennic to speed up the grand opening of this new dark side weapon. It's not really a request; It's more like a veiled threat. Follow my stern suggestion Galen or your wife & daughter Jyn might be physically harmed. The spouse is executed on site whereas Jyn ran away & hid herself in a camouflage bunker that looked like natural rocks in a cave. Eventually, Jyn is found by a family friend named Saw Gerrera [Forest Whitaker] who raised her until she became a young 18 yr old woman. Saw taught her how to defend herself, became self reliant, & adapt on her feet swiftly toward any tense or violent situation. As a full fledged woman, Miss Erso does get captured & imprisoned by storm troopers. Luckily for her, a tall, mechanical android called K-2SO [Alan Tudyk] breaks Jyn out of the prison transfer wagon she is in. In fact, K-2so throws her down hard when Jyn desperately tries to flee on foot as if to say simmer down lady you're not going anywhere on my watch sweetheart. I like this android actually. He's an imperial robot who was reprogrammed by the rebels to free incarcerated victims of the Empire & convince them to join the cause for liberation from evil tyranny. In addition, K-2so is quite sarcastic in his comic relief remarks. In 1 scene, a grenade is thrown near him, he catches the device in his hand & throws it behind him just in the nick of time demolishing a group of armed storm troopers assembled behind him. Here's what he says, "There are a lot of explosions for just 2 people trying to blend in [to their surroundings] You're right though. I should just wait on the ship." It's funny because if K-2SO had headed the advice of Jyn & his friend Captain Cassian Andor [Diego Luna] they'd both be dead right now since the android didn't remain back with their spaceship. Okay, I need to say this. This picture has way too many darn characters in it. Therefore, I'm only gonna address the bare bone essential cast for my audience. Saw Gerrera basically raised Jyn Erso after her parents were either killed or held hostage against her father's will to finish the working specs on the Death Star. Jyn needed to be taken to her uncle Saw's hideout on another planet in order to watch a hologram projection of Galen telling his daughter that he was still alive, loved her, & that he had sabotaged the Death Star to self destruction in sequence if a person was told to hit a vulnerable reactor. There's only 1 major problem: The blueprints to this Death Star fundamental flaw are housed in a repository center on a heavily fortified imperial base called Scariff. To make matters worse, even if the rebel alliance manages to steal the final code named 'Star Dust' [Galen's pet nickname for his precious girl]; you still have to lower an enemy forcefield just to transmit this large file to spaceship rebel commanders in the sky so they knew exactly where to fire their ammunition to make the Death Star explode into smithereens. There's a gut wrenching scene where the Director finds out that Galen has sent a message out to the Alliance regarding an achilles heel in 1 of the Death Star's reactors. Anyway, Jyn's daddy gets severely injured courtesy of an explosion on the Planet Eadu, where all the Empire's devious schemes & nefarious plans are kept. Jyn gets temporarily reunited with her old man only to watch him die right in front of her. Shortly thereafter, the Death Star shoots a green ray that obliterates 2 planets they were on. Gyn, Captain Andor, & K-2So escape 1 man made calamity only to perish on Eadu in the end. Jyn gets to posthumously honor her father by making sure the Director who killed her daddy crocks on the same base with her like the Atomic Bomb being unveiled for the very 1st time. I need to take a stroll down my childhood memory lane now. Specifically Darth Vader, the best fictional villain ever created on the silver screen. "Rogue One" essentially ends or spills over into where the original 1977 'Star Wars: A New Hope" begins. Actor James Earl Jones does the iconic voice. As a kid, I was both terrified & mesmerized by seeing this dark chocolate menace in a cape wielding his light saber like a serial killer who gets excited at the chaos & anarchy he is causing like a cat toying with a wounded mouse before they finish it off. Vader was the embodiment of sinister evil. He moved with purpose, calculated rage, & he will assassinate whomever he has to in order to prevent the rebels from getting the Death Star plans to Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi & his son Luke Skywalker who will weaken Emperor Palatine's stronghold on the galaxy at large. I loved the Darth Vader sequence when he boards Princess Leah's ship in Rogue One. An alarm goes off, you hear a large vault door made of steel creaking, the lights go out or dim; & then you hear it again--That signature scuba gear breathing apparatus...Jesus, I got chills like I was a small boy again & then out of the darkness you see his blood red saber appear out of nowhere. Vader starts swinging his Jedi sword like a lumberjack possessed to cut down every tree in the forest. He raises his other gloved hand & rebel guards are flung about the corridor like ants about to be crushed. Guns fly toward Vader like Han Solo at Cloud City with Lando Calrissian watching powerless at Cloud City. Vader raises his free gloved hand again & he starts choking the throats of defiant rebels who are annoying him now. Time to cut thru doors & people & find the Princess & the Death Star plans for his master the Emperor. It's too late Vader, a young Carrie Fisher decked out with cinnamon bun hair has just given the plans to R2D2 for safekeeping. An escape pod is laughed on it's way to Tatooine & we know the rest of the story. I really enjoyed seeing young Vader again before George Lucas neutered him in 'Revenge Of The Sith." I will never forgive George for that ever. Vader is imposing, strong, ruthless, & sadistic in Rogue One just as he was meant to be. Truly nefarious villains make the heroes struggles worthwhile & give the audience a legitimate sense of fright & peril. They keep us invested in the outcome & attached to the eternal confrontation of good vs evil like rounds in a boxing match or quarters in a SB that means the difference between preserving a way of life or watching it decline & collapse in 1 foul swoop of a light saber or presence in The Force. I always get a kick out plaster fire that is deflected by Darth Vader. It just looks so cool when the final post production editing is done. There's a pretty rad Jedi guardian named Chirrup Îmwe [Donnie Yen]. He's blind & but he's lethal with a wooden walking stick. He reminds of David Carradine from the marital arts TV show 'Kung Fu.' There's just something fascinating about a blind dude neutralizing storm troopers with 20/20 vision. This guy is no helpless creature or delicate flower at all. He just keeps repeating the following motto: "I'm one with The Force & the Force is with me." Translation: No one is ever truly abandoned & alone. I liked this film more the 2nd time I watched it. Some fans might find it too somber for their liking since our female heroine Jyn Erso [played by actress Felicity Jones] dies in the end. I liked it as a finished film because standing your ground in the face of imperial opposition means casualties will grow, but as long as you remain steadfast in your beliefs, goodness will eventually prevail. Lets roll with a B+ just on Vader & the bond between a father & a daughter that never ever fades. Thunder, a band started in the UK, is 1 of my favorite bands across the pond. This song 'Right From The Start' seemed fitting given the connection Galen & Jyn never lost with one another.
          This startup helps Uber drivers make extra cash by selling random stuff in their cars   
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Anyone who's been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in an Uber probably could have used a pair of headphones or an Altoid at some point. 

Cargo is a new startup that promises to provide those random items you'd be happy to have mid-ride — and, more importantly, offer another source of income for ride-hailing drivers. 

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Cargo partners with brands to put candy, protein bars, tampons, and condoms in a case that sits within reach of passengers. The case comes with a code unique to each driver, which passengers use to record what they took during the ride. Read more...

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          Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote   
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What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in your pocket.    

The KlikR Universal Remote Control provides a welcome respite from remote mayhem by combining every remote you need into the one device you use every day: Your smartphone.   

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          CNC Machinist/Programmer - Kenyon Fabricating, LLC - Lawndale, NC   
Operating and Maintaining CNC Lathes, Saws, and Milling Machines Reading Blueprints and Schematics to Identify Potential Problems Before Production Runs
From Indeed - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:47:49 GMT - View all Lawndale, NC jobs
          Millwright Journeyman - AECOM - Rainbow Lake, AB   
+ Blueprint, parts book and manual reading experience. + Computer literate, experience with SAP is preferred. + Maintain equipment history records using manual...
From AECOM - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:48:19 GMT - View all Rainbow Lake, AB jobs
          Office Staff - Arthaland Corporation - Manila   
Makes calls or sends emails to schedule meetings with prospect clients. At ArthaLand, our future proof principles serve as the blueprint for every project we... PHP 17,000 a month
From Indeed - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 06:08:11 GMT - View all Manila jobs
          welder - Superior Boiler Works and Welding Limited - Stoney Creek, ON   
No degree, certificate or diploma Equipment and Machinery Experience. Read and interpret welding blueprints, drawings specifications, manuals and processes;... $18 - $24 an hour
From Canadian Job Bank - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:20:24 GMT - View all Stoney Creek, ON jobs
          (USA-WA-Kent) Commercial Roofing Estimator   
Seeking a Estimator that thrives in a dynamic, interactive company environment as well as develop and maintain relationships outside the company. Responsible for preparing accurate, timely estimates and negotiation for potential jobs based on expertise. Qualified candidates will have experience estimating commercial or industrial roofing projects. The position is based out of the Kent location. **About Us! **Nations Roof, one of the largest and fastest growing commercial roofing contractors, was founded to give today’s businesses a clear choice for trustworthy, cost-effective roofing solutions. At Nations Roof, we embrace safety as an important part of a job well done. Nations Roof is an expert in every type of roofing, waterproofing, coating, green and metal system application. Our emphasis is not just project based: we work to understand the budgets, solutions and maintenance that fit best with all roofing assets. We offer more than a job….we offer a challenging career in a company that values our employees. ****Please no recruiter calls to the local office at this time** **Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. **_ _** **Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:** * Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work; preparing bids; equipment and materials; selecting vendors or subcontractors; and determining cost effectiveness * Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for products, projects or services * Abreast of design requirements, codes and materials * Consult with clients, vendors or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues * Knowledge of various roof systems, materials, construction processes and theories * Capable of identifying, correct and report unsafe conditions according to company and OSHA standards * Understand complex problems and make decisions to benefit everyone as much as possible **Education and Experience:** Essential * Commercial roofing industry * Ability Some overnight travel * Familiarity with IBC and local building codes * Valid driver’s license * Ability to use/learn business technology * High-school diploma or equivalent work experience Differentiator * Edge estimating software **What to look forward to** The right individual will be provided with opportunities beyond what’s expected in the roofing industry with a challenging career, great compensation, medical benefits, vacation and a 401(K) program. If interested and have commercial roof experience, please submit your resume today! *We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify compliant Employer. Our company is a Drug Free Workplace. Drug screens will be conducted on all new hires. Prior to employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.* *Department:* West Region *Location:* Kent, WA
          (USA-WA-Fairchild AFB) MAINTENANCE MECHANIC   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. * * * **WHO MAY APPLY:** Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list** Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service) Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here. Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473) DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force) Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information Executive Order (EO) 12721 Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) Other Appointment Eligibilities (TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.) Reinstatement Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) 30% Disabled Veterans ### Duties * The primary purpose of this position is: To install, maintain, repair, and modify large/complex heating (includes heating boilers and single and multiple fuel power boilers), ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems and support equipment including mechanical system controls and distribution lines. * Plans and lays out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, guides, codes, and work orders. Reviews work order requirements reflecting systems, parts, and assemblies to be repaired, modified, or installed. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment. * Troubleshoots HVAC/R systems with complex problems and extensive repairs requiring judgment to locate malfunctions and performing preventive maintenance on HV AC/R systems and equipment while inspecting and calibrating controls and gauges. * Installs, repairs, and maintains large commercial and industrial ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning (AC), and cooling systems with complex problems and extensive repairs. Performs essential electrical work incidental to the maintenance and operation of HVAC/R systems. * Installs, modifies, overhauls, repairs, and maintains a variety of complex heating boilers and/or heating systems, single and multiple fuel power boilers, and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment. Performs work on power boilers which use gas and/or oil for steam or hot water production and distribution plants. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship Required * Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance * This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program * Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid * A pre-employment physical examination is required ### Qualifications **This vacancy is being re-announced. Candidates who applied for Announcement # 4Y-AFPC-1881851-844007-PJK must self-nominate for this Announcement in order to receive consideration.** **Please remember to re-submit all applicable supporting documents. When selecting an eligibility of appointment, click on the link, read and follow the instructions precisely. Please be advised, if you have missing supporting documents or the documents are incomplete, you will not be eligible for the chosen appointment****. ****** **Wage Grade hourly rate for this position is $23.13 to $26.98.** **SPECIALIAZED EXPERIENCE:** Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is ABILITY TO DO WORK OF MAINTENANCE MECHANIC WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION. **KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:** 1. Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration and properties of refrigerants; mechanical, electromechanical, and pneumatic principles to inspect, install, test, maintain, and repair power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment; and the construction and operation of a variety of large industrial and commercial refrigeration and A/C systems. 2. Knowledge of electrical equipment, i.e., meters, test lamps, voltage testers, ammeters, and polarity testers. 3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures; and regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation. 4. Skill in dismantling, repairing, and reassembling pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers, and evaporators to include balancing, aligning, and maintaining turbines, pumps, generators, and preheaters; troubleshooting complex problems on large projects; and applying prescribed test procedures. 5. Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools, and a variety of test equipment. 6. Ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, drawings, sketches, and specifications; and maintain difficult balances of a variety of refrigerant controls and complicated motor controls. **PHYSICAL EFFORT:** The employee lifts, carries, and handles equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance. Works from ladders, scaffolding platforms, or cramped areas where equipment, parts, or tools are hard to reach. Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions for long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys as required. **WORKING CONDITIONS:** The employee works indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas. Subject to discomfort from face masks or other protective devices when there is a possibility of exposure to chemicals, heat, steam, noise, noxious gases, fumes, or acids. Occasionally works outside, on top of buildings, in drafty attic spaces, and in cramped areas with low overheads. Incumbent is subject to possible burns, electrical shocks, cuts, strains, bruises, and chemical irritations. To reduce dangers from these and other similar conditions follows prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard-toe shoes, respirators, hard hats, and fire retardant gloves. **PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE****:**Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. **VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:** Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT****:** 1. Shift work may be required. 2. Emergency overtime may be required. 3. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position. 4. Position requires CFCINCFC Certification (universal) as required by 40 CFR Pan 82, Subpart f., EPA. 5. Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position. 6. Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth. 7. Will be required to train/guide lower graded (or other trades) military/civilian employees. ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program**. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees. **Direct Deposit**: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. ### Other Information **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):** For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position. **Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)**: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. **90-Day Register:** This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473553900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
          Welder Fitter - Ranfar Steel Ltd - Courtice, ON   
Applicants should be CWB qualified, previous installation experience, be able to read blueprints and have a valid driver's license....
From Indeed - Wed, 03 May 2017 19:53:22 GMT - View all Courtice, ON jobs
          Welder - Cam Tran Company Limited - Bowmanville, ON   
A successful candidate will be able to read and interpret blueprints or welding process specification and welding symbols;...
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:09:19 GMT - View all Bowmanville, ON jobs
          Welder - Cam Tran Company Limited - Peterborough, ON   
A successful candidate will be able to read and interpret blueprints or welding process specification and welding symbols;...
From Indeed - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:27:22 GMT - View all Peterborough, ON jobs
          (USA-WA-Everett) Temporary Production Operator - DCU   
# Job Description Esterline Control and Communication Systems ProductionOperator, Assembly, Esterline Esterline welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and services principally for the aerospace and defense markets. Esterline Control & Communication Systems is comprised of seven wholly-owned subsidiaries of Esterline. Our product and service brands include: AVISTA® software and systems engineering services; KORRY® cockpit display and control products; MASON™ flight controls; RACAL Acoustics® military headsets, and PALOMAR products for secure communications systems. Our operations are located in Platteville, WI; Everett, WA; Sylmar, CA; Harrow, UK; and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Company Profile Korry Electronics is part of Esterline Technologies Corporation. **Industry:** Aerospace/Defense Products & Services **Number of Employees:** 600+ Job Overview **Title:**Production Operator, Assembly **Job Family:**Production Operator Assembly **Reports to:** Production Supervisor **Works with:** Production team, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Test Engineering, and Calibration. **Location:** Located at Korry facility in Everett, WA **Type:** Full Time hours Temporary Coverage Job Summary The Production Operator is a mid-career level assembly position that performs assemblies which are moderate to complex in nature using independent judgment to resolve problems and make routine recommendations. Primary Responsibilities * Performs troubleshooting of moderately complex assemblies, using assembly tools and test equipment * Assembles component and/ or subassemblies in conformance to drawing and quality standards * May perform: rework/repairs and/or final/receiving inspection * Must have experience with complex soldering * Cycle counting responsibilities * May train less experienced assemblers and mentor others * Requires the use of test equipment and the ability to follow test instructions * May have new work or be given special assignments * Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above * Understand and live by Esterline’s ethics and business conduct policies * Willing to cross-train across product lines Qualifications * Strong communication skills * Possess intermediate knowledge of reading, interpreting, and implementing blueprints, schematics and drawings * May require soldering certification * Must have a keen attention to detail; hand and eye coordination * Works cooperatively in a team environment and effectively communicate with others * Participates in problem solving teams to develop process improvements * Willing to work extra hours, and potentially weekends * Must have computer skills and knowledge; ability to operate on a computer * Has a moderate understanding of Lean principles Esterline Competencies * Customer Focus * Ethics and Values * Problem Solving * Integrity and Trust * Functional/Technical Skills * Listening * Action-oriented * Composure * Values Diversity Education/Previous Experience Requirements * Typically requires a High school diploma or equivalent * 5-7 years’ related industry experience required Basic Work Hours * Day shift hours - 6 am - 2:30 pm. ** Leveling will be based on experience ** # U.S. Export Policy Notice: To comply with U.S. export laws and regulations, Esterline operations in the U.S. may only employ "U.S. Persons" as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). *Job Title:* Temporary Production Operator - DCU *Req ID:* 10651BR *Location:* Korry Electronics *City:* Everett *State/Province/County:* Washington *Country:* United States *Full/Part-Time:* Full-Time *Position Type:* Temporary
          (USA-WA-Snohomish) Splicer - Coax SPLIC11663   
CableCom is a leading provider of engineering, construction, and testing services for coaxial and fiber optic cable systems. With headquarters in Woodinville, Washington, just outside of Seattle, we have 17 locations throughout the Western Region of the US. Every day at CableCom, we work to improve the way information is shared and communicated through the execution of innovative technology projects. Join us in Snohomish, Washington, where you can be a part of a team dedicated to providing world class customer service. **Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)** * Self-supervise all operations to ensure that all splicing operations are completed in accordance with customer and industry specifications. * This includes ensuring that all needed tools and equipment are available at the jobsite, working from engineered blueprints, and keeping track of production. * Climb poles to complete daily construction assignments as needed. * Field train and control/oversee the work of other Splicers when necessary. * Resolve complaints with property owners in areas that you’re working. (Talk to residents & explain what it is we are doing). * Fill-out daily production reports, mark-up maps, keep track of work hours, complete "as-built maps" for areas built. * Reconcile all issued parts and materials on a daily basis to ensure accurate material usage counts. * Possess a valid driver’s license (class "C" minimum) or be eligible and willing to obtain the required license for the position (possibly class "B" - light commercial). * Capable of working in all temperatures, climates, and weather conditions. * Willingness to work shifts as assigned, including daily overtime when necessary. Must be certified pole climber or capable of demonstrating proficiency as a pole climber. * Must own all required hand tools and climbing gear needed to perform the daily functions of the position. * Able to perform the physical tasks required in this position for the entire assigned shift. * Must be able to pass background and drug screen. **Physical Requirements** * Standing - 6 to 8 hours daily * Walking - 4 to 6 hours daily * Climbing - 6 to 8 hours daily * Bending/Twisting - 6 to 8 hours daily * Pushing/Pulling - 4 to 6 hours daily * Repetitive Motion(grasping, manipulation) - 6 to 8 hours daily * Lifting(weights up to 100lbs.) - occasionally * Lift & Carry (weights of 50 to 60 lbs.) - regularly / daily **Benefits Include** * Competitive Pay * Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts * Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company matching * Stock Purchase Plan * Short & Long Term Disability * Supplemental Life and AD&D; Insurance * Paid Holidays and Vacation (PTO) **If you are interested in learning more about our organization, please visit our website www.cablecomllc.us ** **________________________________________________________________ Our Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. **________________________________________________________________ When you apply for this job, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your criminal background. Answering “Yes” to the criminal background questions will not automatically bar you from employment. A criminal background check will be conducted following any conditional offer of employment. Only those crimes which are substantially related to the position you are seeking will be considered. Please note that for certain contractors with whom we do business, based on the nature of their operation, the type of offense and related factors may affect your assignment to that contractor. Factors that will be taken into account include: (1) The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct; (2) the number of offenses for which you were convicted or plea was entered; (3) your age at the time of conviction or plea, or release from prison; (4) any evidence that you performed the same or similar type of work, post conviction/plea, with the same or different employers, with no known incidents of criminal conduct; (5) the length and consistency of employment history before and after the offense or conduct; (6) any rehabilitation efforts, e.g. education/training; (7) any employment or character references and any other information regarding your fitness for the particular position; and/or (8) whether you are bonded under a federal, state, or local bonding program. For applicants residing in and/or applying for a position in a state or locality listed below, please review the specific directions below before submitting your application. CALIFORNIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been dismissed by a court. Also, do not identify marijuana related convictions entered by the court more than 2 years ago that involve: unlawful possession of marijuana; transportation or giving away of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, or the offering to transport or give away up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis; possession of paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana; being in a place with knowledge that marijuana was being used; or being under the influence of marijuana. Also, do not identify any arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction or any record of a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program. (SAN FRANCISCO APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER THE FIRST INTERVIEW. When answering such questions, please do not disclose any misdemeanor and felony convictions that occurred more than seven years prior to the inquiry or : (a) arrests other than those which charges are still pending, (b) completion of any diversion program, (c) sealed or juvenile offenses, or (d) infractions that are not felonies or misdemeanors.) CONNECTICUT APPLICANTS: Do not identify any arrest, criminal charge or conviction the records of which have been erased by a court based on sections 46b-146, 54-76o or 54-142a of the Connecticut General Statutes. Criminal records subject to erasure under these sections are records concerning a finding of delinquency or the fact that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge that was dismissed or not prosecuted, a criminal charge for which the person was found not guilty, or a conviction for which the offender received an absolute pardon. Any person whose criminal records have been judicially erased under one or more of these sections is deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the law as it applies to the particular proceedings that have been erased, and may so swear under oath. GEORGIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any verdict or plea of guilty or nolo contendere that was discharged by the court under Georgia’s First Offender Act. HAWAII APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. Please limit your responses to any convictions within the past 10 years, excluding any period of time when you were incarcerated. IOWA APPLICANTS: Convictions will not automatically be a bar to employment, but the job, and the time, nature and seriousness of the crime will be considered. MARYLAND APPLICANTS: UNDER MARYLAND LAW, AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT REQUIRE OR DEMAND, AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL SUBMIT TO OR TAKE A LIE DETECTOR OR SIMILAR TEST. AN EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS LAW IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $100. MASSACHUSETTS APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. You do not have to identify any record relating to prior arrests, criminal court appearances or convictions for which the record has been sealed and is on file with the Commissioner of Probation. You also do not have to identify prior arrests, court appearances and adjudications in cases of delinquency or as a child in need of services which did not result in a complaint transferred to the superior court for criminal prosecution. You also do not have to identify (1) an arrest, detention or disposition regarding any violation of law in which no conviction resulted; (2) first-time misdemeanor convictions for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray or disturbance of the peace; and (3) convictions for other misdemeanors where the date of conviction or the end of any period of incarceration was more than 5 years ago, unless there have been subsequent convictions within those 5 years. It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. MICHIGAN APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor arrests, detentions or dispositions that did not result in conviction. MINNESOTA APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF SELECTION FOR AN INTERVIEW, OR IF NO INTERVIEW, WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. NEBRASKA APPLICANTS: Do not identify a sealed juvenile record of arrest, custody, complaint, disposition, diversion, adjudication or sentence. NEVADA APPLICANTS: Please note that the discharge and dismissal of certain first time drug offenses, after the accused has completed probation and any required treatment or educational programs, does not constitute a “conviction” for purposes of employment. NEW YORK APPLICANTS: You may answer “no record” concerning any criminal proceeding that terminated in your favor, per section 160.50 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law; any criminal proceeding that terminated in a “youthful offender adjudication,” as defined in section 720.35 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law; any conviction for a “violation” that already has been sealed by the court, per section 160.55 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law; and any conviction that was sealed pursuant to section 160.58 of the New York Criminal Procedure Law in connection with the licensing, employment or providing of credit or insurance. (BUFFALO APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER BEING INTERVIEWED IN PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE.) NEW JERSEY APPLICANTS (NEWARK ONLY): Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. You are not required to identify: (1) convictions for indictable offenses that are more than eight years old, measured from the date of sentencing; (2) disorderly person convictions or municipal ordinance violations that are more than five years old, measured from the date of sentencing; or (3) juvenile adjudications of delinquency; or criminal charges that never resulted in a conviction (4) records that have been erased, expunged, the subject of executive pardon or otherwise legally nullified. OHIO APPLICANTS: Do not report any arrest or conviction for a minor misdemeanor drug violation as defined under Ohio Rev. Code 2925.11. PENNSYLVANIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify convictions for summary offenses. (PHILADELPHIA APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.) RHODE ISLAND APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. The Company is subject to Chapters 29-38 of Title 28 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, and is therefore covered by the state’s workers’ compensation law. WASHINGTON APPLICANTS: Do not identify any conviction entered by the court more than 10 years ago unless some period of incarceration resulting from that conviction took place within the last ten years. (SEATTLE APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.) *Posted:* July 1, 2017
          (USA-WA-EVERETT) Apprentice Electrician   
**Description:** IMMEDIATE HIRE & IMMEDIATE WORK!! Electrical apprentices, we are currently interviewing 3rd and 4th year electricians. Local work. All candidates should: Have your state electrical apprentice license Have a minimum of three years previous experience Have your own reliable transportation Be motivated and on time every day **Requirements:** Specific requirements could include one or all of the below: + Ability to work well under the supervision of a Journeyman Electrician following electrical code manuals + Eagerness to learn to comprehend schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications required by our client + Experience working with hand tools, power tool and electronic test equipment + Working knowledge of job site safety as well as ability to complete a company specific safety orientation + High standard of integrity and professionalism + Drug free at all times **Company Details:** **Weekly Pay, $18-25/hr DOE+ Benefits** **Having trouble with applying online or have questions? Call (425) 670-0544 for further details and to schedule your interview.** **Do you currently work for a day labor company or temp service??? We will pay you more and get you consistent work.** *Offer valid to those who qualify. Must bring your current pay stub to your interview for verification* _construction, welding, machinist, carpenter, labor, manual, construction trade employee, electrician, building, jobs, hvac, plumber, contractor, roof, siding, remodel, craftsman, mici, higher pay, consistent work, cabinet, outstanding reputation, renovation, honest pay practices, sales, tooling, CNC, programming, operating, framing, industrial, electrical, roofer, drywall, rough, framer, painter, madden, welder, plumbing, fair wages, roofing, journeymen, apprentice, trainee, low-voltage, 01,02,06, el01, el02, el06, full-time, experienced, skilled, trades, concrete, rodbuster, ironworker, benefits_ **Recruiter Name:** Katie Anfinsen **Location:** US-WA-EVERETT **Req ID** _2017-126715_ **Posted Date** _6/30/2017_ **Category** _Electrical - Apprentice_ **Travel** _No_ **Location** _US-WA-EVERETT_
          (USA-WA-BELLINGHAM) Welder/Fitter   
**Description:** **Tradesmen International is looking to hire multiple welders & fitters for ship repair work in** **Bellingham, WA.** **Pay:** $22-30-hr DOE **Hours:** 40-60/wk, 6-10's **Duration:** 3+ months **Scope:** Ship repairs; grinding, cutting & fitting **Requirements:** Stick & Dual Shield experience and able to pass weld test for each **Drug Free** at all times; test will be taken pre-hire **Requirements:** **Company Details:** In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us. + Vacation Pay + Health insurance + Dental and vision plan + Prescription drug plan + Life insurance + Short-term disability + 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan + Incentive programs + Tool purchase programs _Call (425)670-0544 to schedule an interview._ _Please call for more information, resumes are highly recommended for consideration._ _Structural welder, pipe welder, welder/fitter, welder apprentice, journeyman welder, AWS Certified, ASME certified, Certified Mig Tig Welder, metallurgy testing, arc, tig, mig, resistance, solid state, electroslag, stick, flux core, dual shield, cutting torches, welding torches, welding guns, steel treatment processes, carbon, sheet metal/tubing fabrication, AWS/ASME guidelines, blueprint reading, JLT sheets, EZ Pipe, WABO, overtime_ **Recruiter Name:** Katie Anfinsen **Location:** US-WA-BELLINGHAM **Req ID** _2017-126716_ **Posted Date** _6/30/2017_ **Category** _Welder - Flat_ **Travel** _No_ **Location** _US-WA-BELLINGHAM_